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James D. Kell

July 23, 1942 — October 4, 2023

Mt. Pleasant Mills


James “Jim” D. Kell, Jr., 81, of Mt. Pleasant Mills, entered into rest at 11:17a.m., Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

He was born July 23, 1942, in Harrisburg, a son of the late James, Sr. and Florence (Wachtman) Kell. In 2004, he married the former Barbara Parkhurst, who survives.

He was a 1961 graduate of Steelton-Highspire High School.

Jim spent four years in the U.S. Navy before owning and operating an office machine business.

He enjoyed golf, watching the Philadelphia Eagles, and doing sit-ups. Between his 20s and 70s, he did 1000 sit-ups everyday.

Jim was a member of the Juniata Saddle Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 20 years, are one son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Sue Kell; one daughter and son-in-law, Dani and Dave Louer; one step-daughter, Bonnie Adams; one brother, Richard Kell; and five grandsons, Ethan, Adam, Josh, Jake, and Jordan.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Dawn Kell Stahl.

Services will be private.

Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.

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