Victoria C. Kellerman

KellermanV3Victoria C. Kellerman, age 71 of Batesville, died Thursday, May 26, 2016 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus.  Born November 9, 1944 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Catherine (Nee: Voegele) and Florentine Decker.  She married Jack Kellerman January 5, 1963 at St. Louis Church and he preceded her in death February 4, 2008.

Vicki was very community oriented and was always looking for ways to make the community and surrounding area better.  To that end, she served as Ripley County Director of Economic Development 27 years before retiring in 2014.  Other organizations she lent her time and talents to include the Indiana Economic Development Association of which she also served as a board member, twelve years on the Batesville Memorial Library Board, founding member of the Ripley County Community Foundation, founding member of the community development organization ECHO 15, as well as a member of the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183 and Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 ladies auxiliary’s.

Vicki loved entertaining.  A gracious host, she truly enjoyed having people over.  According to her family she had a wonderful sense of humor and was a good cook.  The kids remember her large collection of recipes and how good everything was that she made.  Although she claimed to have limited musical capabilities, she was actually an accomplished piano and organ player.  Vicki liked collecting music boxes and was an avid reader, with Sidney Sheldon novels among her favorites.  She and Jack did some traveling through the years and the Grand Caymans were a favorite destination.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Amy and Randy Streator of Batesville; sons and daughter-in-laws John and Natasha of Batesville, Pete and Stephanie of Oldenburg, Clay and Liz of Batesville, Adam of Batesville; sisters Pam Vonderhaar of Union, Kentucky, Libby Bohman of Batesville, Tina Beach of Cincinnati, Ohio; brothers Tim Decker of Seymour, Indiana, John Decker of Wildwood, Florida and eleven grandchildren.

Visitation is Tuesday, May 31st, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1st at St. Louis Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Ripley County Community Foundation.