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1935 James 2021

James S. Hall

November 20, 1935 — May 11, 2021

James S. Hall, 85, of French Lick, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on May 11th, 2021 at his residence.

He was born in Dubois County, Indiana on November 20th, 1935 to Sidney E. and Grace (Qualkenbush) Hall.

Jim married his high school sweetheart, Sue Kellams on June 4th, 1954 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his Parents; (4) Brothers – Jim’s twin, John Edward in infancy, Bud, Sam, and 
Robert Hall; (3) Sisters – Roberta Elkins, Bernice Hinesley and Velma Hall; and daughter-in-law Dani Hall.

Jim was a 1953 graduate of French Lick High School and a member of Local #741 Laborers Union for 65 years. 
He had worked for Stone City Construction and Oxley Construction road construction companies for over 40 years.

Jim and Sue met in high school on a double date with other people. Jim tells the story as seeing Sue’s smile in the rearview mirror and being smitten immediately and they were inseparable for the next 70 years. Together they built a wonderful life for their family and opened their home to countless friends. Nothing was more important to Jim than family and he loved having all the children and grandchildren return to “the homestead.” Jim’s kids especially remember lots of Rook on Saturday nights, having to move cattle, mushroom hunting, and getting to basketball games no matter how deep the snow was. He also enjoyed raising cattle and working on the family farm.

Jim is survived by:

Wife Sue Hall of French Lick, Indiana
(1) Son Jim Hall (Madalynne) of French Lick, Indiana
(3) Daughters Cindy Hall of Cedar Lake, Michigan
                       Jayme Rouse (Gary) of Wingate, North Carolina
                       Sheri Tydings Hagerstown, Maryland

(4) Grandchildren Kayla (Keagan), Jill (Brian), Dakota (Kenzi), MacKenzi (Kenji), Bo, and Jessica (Mitch)

(3) Great-Grandchildren Brooklynne, Logan and Kellam

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14th, 2021 and again Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana.

Please practice social distancing and continue to wear a mask while visiting the funeral home.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website 

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, May 14, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home

9640 IN-56, French Lick, IN 47432

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