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Virginia "Ginny" Elaine (Leech) Kelham

March 15, 2020


Garrett – Virginia “Ginny” Elaine Kelham, loving and caring soul, died Sunday March 15, 2020 at Parkview DeKalb in Auburn. She was born in Garrett to John Earl and Anna Catherine (Arnold) Leech. Ginny was a Registered Nurse at DeKalb Memorial Hospital for 20 years before retiring in 1998. She was a member of Alterstar United Methodist Church. She married James Kelham on September 28, 1963 in Garrett and he survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and their husbands, Andrea and Terry Yarde of Garrett and Jana and Michael Teets of Okeana, OH; 4 grandchildren, Kyle (Laura) Yarde, Lindsey (Trace) Koble, Derek Teets and his fiancé Megan Luneke and Katherine Teets; 2 great grandchildren, Brigham Yarde and Leona Yarde; a brother Thomas Leech of San Diego, CA and a sister Karen (Ken) Severson of Sturgis, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Phyllis Clark and a brother William Leech. Due to the concerns about large public gatherings the family and funeral home have postponed the planned gathering and Celebration of Life Service until a later date when restrictions on public gatherings is lifted. Send a note or leave a condolence of support. Memorials in lieu of flowers can be given to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or Alterstar United Methodist Church. To send condolences visit

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