Reverend Marion Neal Kellam, age 68 of rural Virginia IL., died Friday, February 17, 2017 surrounded by his family at his home.
He was born February 2, 1949 in Rainelle, West Virginia, the son of William L. and Willadene Pack Kellam Jr. He married Nancy Stremlau on August 19, 1972 at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.
He is survived by his wife Nancy Kellam of rural Virginia, IL.; three daughters Nealy (husband Paul) Wubker of Beardstown, IL., Deanna (husband Brian) Beintum of Virginia, IL., and Andrea (husband Matthew) Bennett of Virginia, IL.; sixteen grandchildren DeWayne, Britta, Landon, Shawn, Angie, Lucas, and Caleph Wubker, Johanna, Jonathan, Zackery, and Brianna Beintum, and Emmaline, Christina, Cole, Tyler, and Blue Bennett; two great grandchildren Aubry and Arianna; two sisters Linde Sue Brie and Stella Bee Mace of both of West Virginia; and two brothers Leonard E. Kellam of Georgia and Mark Richard Kellam of West Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Sandra in infancy.
Reverend Kellam graduated from Rainelle High School in the class of 1968 and the joined the United State Air Force. He attended New River Community College where he studied Drafting and Design, Nazarene Bible College, Mid America Nazarene University, and received his Master’s Degree in Church Management from Olivet Nazarene University. Reverend Kellam pastored churches in the States of Virginia, Illinois, Ohio and Bethel Community Church of the Nazarene in rural Arenzville, IL. He was known to be quite the “bargainer” and always wanted to “make a deal”. He enjoyed fishing and hunting but most of all loved being with his family.
Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M., Monday, February 20, 2017 at Beardstown Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jerimy Wooley and Reverend Bob Barnard officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Beardstown. The family will meet with friends from 4-7 P.M. Sunday at the Beardstown Church of the Nazarene.
Memorials have been suggested to the Kellam Family to carry out mission projects in honor of Rev. Neal Kellam’s ministry.
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Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.