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Judith Kellam

May 21, 1941 — March 20, 2023

Yorkville

Judith Kellam

Judith Kella

Age 81 of Yorkville, Illinois, formerly of Ohio, died Monday, March 20, 2023 at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Illinois.

Born May 21, 1941 in Kocomo, Indiana, Judith Ann was a daughter of Francis Johannes and Mary Anne (Wade) Warner. She graduated high school from North High School in Willoughby, Ohio, and on September 23, 1961 she married Frederick Karl Kellam.

Judy worked for the Federal Reserve in Texas, and then she moved to Illinois and gained employment Houghton Miflin Publishing as an accountant, where she worked for over 20 years. She was an avid gardener, taking great pleasure in growing her plants and vegetables. Judy also enjoyed sewing and participated in local sewing clubs. She was a die hard Chicago Bears and Chicago White Sox fan, but her true happy place was at Woodhaven Lakes in Sublet, Illinois. Judy had a permanent camping spot there where she would spend as much of her free time as she could.

She was a straightforward woman who had a way of making it clear where you stood with her, but she was also a loving and caring mother and grandmother who cherished her family.

Survivors include three children: James (Nicole) Kellam of Plainfield, Illinois, David (Emilia) Kellam of Morris, Illinois, and Suzanne (Eric) Suess of Keizer, Oregon; ten grandchildren: Josh, Ashley, Nicole, Megan, Brittany, Erica, Marshall, Frank, Chrystel, and Trevor, as well as numerous great grandchildren; one sister, Rebecca Bures of Mentor, Ohio, and one brother, Michael Warner of Cape Coral, Florida; several nieces and nephews, and her life long best friend: Anne Rieger of Richmond Heights, Ohio.

Judith was preceded in death by her parents: Francis Johannes and Mary Anne (Jack) Warner; her husband, Frederick "Fritz" Kellam, and her daughter, Christy Sue Kellam.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at Peace Lutheran Church, 101 Candlelight Lane, in Morris on Thursday, March 23, 2023 from: 4:00 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 6:00 p.m., with Pastor Lu Cantrell officiating.

Cremation rites will follow the services, and Judith will be laid to rest at Knollwood Cemetery in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Judith's memory to the Kendall County Community Food Pantry, 208 Beaver Street, Yorkville, Illinois 60560.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Judith's page via social media.

Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris (815)942-2500.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Judith Kellam, please visit our flower store.

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