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Geraldine Kellams

June 29, 1938 — December 1, 2022

Geraldine Kellams, age 84, of Stanton, passed away at her home on Thursday, December 1, 2022.

While Geraldine was the name given to her at birth, she was more commonly known as "Aunt Tuji" and "Little Grandma". While small in physical stature, Granny's personality was large and her command and control of any situation was never questioned. Her family was her life and she loved each and every one of them with her whole heart. Because of that love, she wasn't afraid to correct you if you were out of line, either with her words or a swat upside the head. Granny will always be remembered as a great supervisor, always having to put her touch on any project, as it was never done quite right. Granny came from a very big family, she was the last remaining of 8 siblings, and she herself had a very large family and she absolutely loved that, simply put, she was an amazing mom and grandma who always put her family first, she would do anything for them.

Granny also loved tending to her flower gardens, going for walks in the woods, she was the world's best back scratcher, she liked going for rides, and loved shopping.

Surviving Geraldine are her daughters, Loretta Harrington of Stanton, Georgiana Hubbell of Stanton, Debra (Jim) Smith of Trufant, Mary Kellams of Edmore; sons, Ron (Amy) Kellams of Ludington, Anthony Kellams of Stanton, Paul (Trina) Kellams of Stanton; son-in-law, Michael Wright of Sidney; grandchildren, Mike Jr. (Michelle) Wright of Sheridan, Gary (Crystal) Wright of Sidney, Patty Wright of Sidney, Bonnie (Mike) Sharrock of Ionia, Lora (Tony) Sorsen of Sidney, Joey (Mickele) Kohler of Trufant, Chad (Ashley) Kohler of Stanton, Derrick (Stephanie) Kohler of Sand Lake, Kasie (Kevin) Schuitman of Trufant, Elizabeth (Jeff) King of Saginaw, Robert Kellams of Grand Rapids, Geraldine (Mike) Radilla of Ravenna, Kotisha Kellams of Stanton, Anthony Kellams Jr. of Stanton, Tiffany Kellams of Sheridan, Anna (Matt) Jensen of Edmore, Andrew (Alisha) Kellams of Stanton, George (Kristin) Kellams of Stanton, Ricky (Chelsey) Kellams of Lakeview, Christopher (Ashley) Kellams of Gowen, Stephanie (Aaron) Finney of Edmore, Elisha Brewster of Virginia, Kyle (Andrea) Russell of Mt. Pleasant; lots of great grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, Robert & Airabell (Dawson) Tessman; her husband, George Kellams; sons, Joseph Kellams and Michael Kellams; daughter, Patricia Wright; grandson, Terry Hubbell; granddaughters, LeAnn Wright, Molly Kellams, Holly Kellams; daughter-in-law, Charlotte Kellams; and her siblings, Rudy, Don, Howard, Robert, Mel, Helen, and Elenor.

Geraldine's life is being celebrated on Tuesday, December 6th, at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Stanton (225 W. Cedar St.). Visitation will be from 11 AM to 1 PM with funeral services beginning at 1 PM. Final interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Stanton.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

11:00am - 1:00pm (Eastern time)

Simpson Family Funeral Homes-Stanton

225 West Cedar Street, Stanton, MI 48888

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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Simpson Family Funeral Home - Stanton

225 W. Cedar Street, Stanton, MI 48888

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