C. Kellis Obituary

C. H. Kellis
C.H. "Sam" Kellis
C. H. Kellis

November 28, 2004
Born in Altoona, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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C.H. "Sam" Kellis, 86, joined in death his wife of 60 years, Wanda Kellis on November 28, 2004 at Kavanagh House. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 1 at Grandview Park Funeral Home, with burial in the Altoona Cemetery.

Sam was born in Altoona and a lifelong resident of the Altoona/Des Moines area. He served in the US Coast Guard during World War II and was a truck driver for his own company, C.H. Kellis Trucking. Sam was a successful advocate for many community improvement projects on Des Moines' East Side. He also coached baseball and softball for Grandview Little League and the Des Moines Parks and Recreation men's and women's teams. Sam was a member of Altoona United Methodist Church and a 50 year member of the Altoona American Legion. He enjoyed fishing and Hawkeye sports.

Sam is survived by a daughter, Clarissa "Rhea" Williams of Des Moines; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; daughter, Lawana Cloud; and son, Dale Kellis.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Grandview Park Funeral Home.




Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, November 30, 2004
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, December 1, 2004
10:30 AM
Altoona Cemetery
Altoona, IA US
Wednesday, December 1, 2004