US Navy

Jeffrey Lynn Kellams

June 19, 1941 ~ July 31, 2020 (age 79)

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Jeffrey Lynn Kellams, 79, of Trafalgar, Indiana passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Jeffrey was born on June 19, 1941 in Columbus, Indiana to the late Gene Kellams and Dorma (Wass) Kellams.

Jeffrey is a 25-year Veteran from The United States Navy who visited over 37 countries. During his career, he specialized in the food service department as one of their main chefs aboard ship.

After retiring from the military, his love for cooking was admired by many as a flaming chef in Columbus, IN.

Jeffrey was a self-taught artist receiving a certificate in Fashion Design from the Art Institute of Chicago. He also had a passion for animals and spent much of his time raising African fish. His family was important to him, especially enjoying time with his grandchildren.

Jeffrey is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Juliann Kellams; his nephew, Joshua Kellams.

Jeffrey is survived by his wife, Susan Joy Kellams, of Trafalgar, Indiana; his children, Jeffrey (Kimberly) Kellams II, of Carmel, Indiana, Adam Kellams, of Indianapolis, Indiana, Molly Kellams, of Greenwood, Indiana; his brother, Phillip Kellams,

of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; his grandchildren, Mya, Kylee, Lylah, Liam, Kayla; his nieces and nephews; many loved ones and his beloved dog Samson.

A Celebration of Life service will be held by the family at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home ~ Whiteland Chapel.


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