Fort Wayne Newspapers, Born June 8, 1901;  Died May 11, 1995

(Carolyn’s parents were FREDERICK KELL and BESSIE FITCH)


CAROLYN (KELL) DAVIS, 93, of Fort Wayne died Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center.   The Huntertown native was a teacher with Avilla, Huntertown, and Fort Wayne schools.  She was a member of South Wayne United Methodist Church, Federated Women’s Club, and Naomi Study Club.  She was an original member of the Old Fort Players, and active in the Civic Theater.


Her husband, CLARENCE P. DAVIS died in 1965. 


Surviving are her daughters:

            ENID HONEICK of Ames, Iowa

            REBECCA BAILEY of Applegate, Oregon

            SHARON JOKAY of Leo

And a son:

            DAVID E. DAVIS of Fort Wayne


            MARY E. ARNOLD

            SARAH E. DEBOLT of Fort Wayne

A brother:

            JACOB KELL of Huntertown

Twelve grandchildren

Twelve great-grandchildren

Three great-great-grandchildren


Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, where calling is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.  Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens.


Preferred memorials are gifts to South Wayne United Methodist Church or the Civic Theater. 





Huntertown..JACOB F. KELL, 99, widely acquainted Allen County businessman and a resident of rural Huntertown, died at 7:209 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2003, at the Heritage Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne.  He had been a patient there since May.


Mr. Kell was born on March 16, 1904, in Perry Township in Allen County, a son of FREDERICK JACOB and FLORENCE BESSIE (FITCH) KELL, and graduated from Huntertown High School in 1924.  He spent his entire lifetime on the same family farm where he was born, and was married in Fort Wayne on November 15, 1930 to ELSIE C. ADEN.


As a young man he was engaged in farming in Allen County, and in 1944 co-founded a successful well drilling business.  Along with his son, he operated Kell Drilling, Inc. (Kell & Kell) in Huntertown for many years, retiring in 1978.


In addition to his business concerns, he was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto, Huntertown Lodge 689 F& AM, the Indiana Ground Water Association, and the National Ground Water Association.


Mrs. Kell preceded him in death on May 1, 1987.


The surviving relatives include his son and daughter-in-law, J. FREDERICK and EULA KELL of Huntertown;  his daughter and son-in-law, ANN and RUSSELL LYON of Huntertown;  9 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, VICTOR KELL in 1933;  by 3 sisters, CAROLYN DAVIS, SARAH ELIZABETH DEBOLD, and MARY ELLEN ARNOLD;  and by a brother, THOMAS KELL.


Funeral services were Tuesday at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto with Pastor Sue Socha, officiating.  Interment was in the Huntertown Cemetery.  Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco was in charge of the arrangements.  Memorials to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, LaOtto.