HANNIBAL — Raymond L. Kells, 88, of Hannibal, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. He was born on Dec. 18, 1931 to Abram and Bertha Kells. He attended Cato-Meridian schools before enlisting in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Raymond was a truck driver for many years before owning his own excavating business. He enjoyed farming, the outdoors and music.
He was pre-deceased by his parents; brothers Paul, David, Charles and Arthur, and sister, Ruth Fisher.
Raymond is survived by his wife of 64 years, Josephine (Scozzari) Kells; two daughters, Sharon and Joanne (Howard) Lavigne; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildrenl and one sister, Martha Shaw.
Calling hours will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal with a service to immediately follow.
A spring burial will be in Fairdale Rural Cemetery.
For those wishing, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project support.woundedwarriorproject.org/ in Raymond’s memory.