Obituaries

Obituaries

Gary Dean Kellison 1943 - 2005

Services for Gary Dean Kellison, 62, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, Mo. Burial with military rites will follow the service at Highland Park Cemetery in Kirksville.Mr. Kellison died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at the Eudora Nursing Center.He was born Aug. 18, 1943, in Brashear, Mo., the son of Raymond Arthur and Rebecca Bell Kellison. He attended Brashear public schools and Kansas University.Mr. Kellison served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1970, during the Vietnam War, receiving the Vietnam Service Medal with two stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, a Meritorious Unit Emblem, the Army Commendation Medal with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster and a Meritorious Unit Citation Medal.He lived for more than 30 years in Lawrence, where he was employed with Meyers Dairy for several years before going to work for Essex Wire & Cable, where he was employed 11 years. He was last employed with Huhtamaki in De Soto until becoming ill.He married Elizabeth "Beth" Kellison on Dec. 22, 1961, in Kirksville. She survives, of Lawrence. Other surivors include three sons, Brian and James, both of Lawrence, and Gary, Lee's Summit, Mo.; four brothers, Albert, LaPlata, Mo., Norman and Bill, Kirksville, and Laverne, San Jacinto, Calif.; five sisters, Letha St. Clair, Fort Madison, Iowa, Lucille Collop and Loetta McCartney, Kirksville, Mary Hopewell, Papillion, Neb., and Wilma Stewert, Hamilton, Ill.; and eight grandchildren.One granddaughter died earlier.Friends may call Tuesday at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, where the family will meet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care in Douglas County or the Kansas Dialysis Center, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.