I am sad to report that God took our old neighbor Barbara.
Although the Kellum’s were relative newcomers in the 1960’s, when I think of my childhood at the Point, I think of their family.
When Clyde died, George told me “I just lost my best friend.”
My brother Mark and Wayne are still friends to this day I thoroughly enjoy our annual Pget together on Vigilant for Mark’s birthday.
Here’s Barbara’s obituary…
Barbara Jean Kellum
Barbara Jean Kellum, 86, of Englewood passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at her Charlotte County residence.
Born on Oct. 3, 1931 in Providence, Rhode Island to Douglass and Elizabeth Geoghagan Bodington, she had been a resident of Englewood for twenty years coming from Mattapoisett, Massachusetts.
She was a loving wife, mother and home maker for her family
Barbara is survived by her daughter, Doreen E. Cavaco; two sons, George W. Kellum, III and Wayne M. Kellum; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, George W. Kellum, in 2007.
Service will be private with burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.
Englewood Community Funeral Home has been selected to handle arrangements.
You can see the official obituary here and also leave a message or memory for the family.
Wayne and Hilda gave me a few other photos you might enjoy…