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Carol Kay Kellams

Carol Kay Kellams, age 72 of Paoli, Indiana entered into eternal rest on December 12th, 2020 at IU Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, Indiana.

She was born in Orange County, Indiana on February 15th, 1948 to James and Lillie (Walls) Phillips. Carol was the only daughter and grew up with seven brothers.

Carol found her purpose in life in 1983 when she met Ron Kellams.  They married ten years later on October 12th, 1993.

She was preceded in death by her parents and (2) Brothers – Jerry Max Stone and Scott Phillips.

Carol was a very generous and grateful person who impacted everyone she met.  She loved to have fun and make everyone laugh.  She had many hobbies and interests including coffee, sunsets, living the beach life, home decorating, hosting Christmas parties, and helping others.  She took great pleasure in caring for her family, including her mother, husband, brothers, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She was a hard worker her whole life.  She drove a school bus for Mitchell Community Schools for 16 years and the Mitchell City bus for 10 years.  Once she retired, Carol spent her time taking care of her red barn on the hill.

She taught her family a lot about life and love.

Carol is survived by:

Husband Ron Kellams Paoli, Indiana

(2) Daughters Shelly (Tom) Pemberton Bedford, Indiana
Temple Grandstaff Paoli, Indiana

(5) Brothers Larry (Diane) Phillips Paoli, Indiana
Rodney Joe (Debbie) Phillips Paoli, Indiana
Kevin (Lisa) Phillips West Baden Springs, Indiana
Kippy (Geri) Phillips Paoli, Indiana
Ollie (Mary Lou) Phillips Paoli, Indiana

(4) Grandchildren Heather (Jarret) Smith, Stephanie (Jeremy) Carmichael, Zachary Pemberton, and Camden Grandstaff

(5) Great-Grandchildren AJ, Zoey, Haily, Ruby, and Camille

Several Nieces and Nephews 

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at a later date.

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Sorry for your loss! Prayers for all!

Kleihege family Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Ron and family. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers

Reny Burgi. Greenwood In Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

Our hearts and prayers are with your family.
From Jo Clouse, and Steve Clouse

Steve Clouse Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carol Kellams

Susie Kluesner Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Carol came to see my Dad, Leroy Taylor, while he was in Mitchell Manor not long before he passed. Made him laugh and shared lot of good memories with all of us. She was always smiling. Rest in peace Carol.

Patty Cottengain Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM

Temple you all are in My Thoughts and Prayers, So sorry for your loss, she was a very nice woman.

Patricia Kerr Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM