Kenny Kellems, 56, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born February 27, 1953 in Fort Wayne, Indiana son of the late Herman L. Kellems Sr. and Margaret Frances (Courtney) Kellems. Also preceding him in death was his first wife Joyce (Schneider) Kellems and a grandson Cody Kellems.
A U.S. Army veteran, Kenny served in Cyprus and Germany during the Viet Nam Era. Kenny was a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
Kenny married Doris (Arnold) Powers in Tell City, Indiana on April 22, 2001.
Kenny was a member of Perry County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #137, Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, Harry G. Myers American Legion Post #142, a current board member of Perry County Substance Abuse Committee, Southwest Indiana Training Council, Indiana Sheriff's Association, a coordinator for both Operation Pull Over and Camp With A Cop.
He was currently serving as Chief of Police for the City of Cannelton and was formerly a Perry County deputy sheriff.
He enjoyed Cannelton High School Basketball, shooting firearms and riding his Harley.
Kenny is survived by:
his wife Doris (Arnold) Kellems, Cannelton, Indiana
Sons - Dewayne Kellems, Whitesville, Kentucky
Jason Kellems, Cannelton, Indiana
Step-Daughter, Demetrius Powers, Lumberton, North Carolina
Step-Son, Jeff Powers, Shelbyville, Indiana
Two Sisters, Diana Jones, Tobinsport, Indiana
Linda Kellems, Tobinsport, Indiana
Two Brothers, Herman L. Kellems, Jr., Derby, Indiana
Gary "Porkie" Kellems, Tell City, Indiana
Grandchildren, Dillon Powers, Jamie Kellems, Austin Kellems, Violet Kellems, Lilith Kellems, Kennedy Powers, Emma Powers and Devin Lockman
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the Cannelton Community Center with burial in New Cliff Cemetery. Bro. Lewis C. Garrett will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday from 2:00 until 8:00 PM at Huber Funeral Home Cannelton Chapel, 129 North Sixth Street, Cannelton, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to Camp With A Cop. Envelopes will be provided