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Obituary: Dr. Robert Kell, 56, Adair Co., KY

He was the Medical Director of Westlake Family Practice in Columbia. He was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church and was a passionate participant in running events, with many trophies and medals in the sport. Prior to becoming a physician, he had been a chemical engineer.

Dr. Robert Kell, age 56 of Columbia, KY passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 in Columbia, KY.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 11amCT at theColumbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville ST, in the section adjoining the Adair Judicial Center. The family will receive friends after 3pmCT on Friday, November 12, 2010, at Stotts-Phelps-McQuearyFuneral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. The family has chosen cremation.

Dr. Robert Kell, Adair Co., KY (1954-2010)

He was born January 4, 1954 in Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA. He was the son of the late John Kell and Arvilla Kell, who survives. He died Tuesday, November 9, 2010, in Columbia, Adair Co., KY at the age of 56 years, 10 months, and 5 days.

Dr. Kell was currently serving as the Medical Director of Westlake Family Practice in Columbia, KY. He previously served as staff physician at the Westlake Primary Care, Casey County Primary Care and Edmonton Primary Care from 2000 until present.

He received his Doctor of Medicine in 1995 from Louisiana State University, a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Louisiana Tech in 1989 andhis Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University in 1975.

He worked in South Carolina and Louisiana as a plant and project engineer from 1975 to 1991 before choosing to pursue a medical degree. His research experience included diabetes, hypertension and aging. While completing his residency at the University of Kentucky/VA Hospital, he received the Resident Research Award.

His passion was running and he participated in various United States triathlons andmarathons and received many trophies and medals.

He was a member of the ColumbiaUnited Methodist Church and was a devoted husband, father and dedicated doctor.

Survived by his wife, Susan Osborn Kell of Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • His mother: Arvilla Kell of Elizabethville, PA

  • Two children: Adrien Osborn Kell and Andrew Osborn Kell both of Columbia, KY

  • Two brothers: John Kell of Elizabethville, Pennsylvania and Larry Kell of York Haven, PA

  • Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the American Cancer Society and may be made at the funeral home.

    Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.

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