Kelam, Tara

Tara Nicole Kelam, 22, of Hillsboro died June 22, 2020, in Hillsboro. Ms. Kelam was employed with Sorrelli’s in Cedar Hill and at Bobby’s Place in Valley Park. An alumnus of both Hillsboro High School and Jefferson College, she recently earned a bachelor’s degree in human services with a minor in psychology from Missouri Baptist University. She loved the outdoors, hiking and climbing trees with her brothers, going on family camping trips, taking her dogs on adventures with Courtney, collecting rocks and seashells and playing outside with her nephews. Family always came first in her life, and caring for them was her priority. She was born Jan. 13, 1998, in St. Louis, the daughter of Thomas “Tom” and Jackie (Mclntyre) Kelam; four siblings: Thomas Jr., Tyler, Trevor and Talie; her grandparents: Donna and Art Mclntyre, Rose and Don Parentin and Marty Kelam; her partner: Courtney Wilson; her aunts and uncles: Tammy and Phil, Bob, Jessica, Jenny, Joe and Jen, Heather and Jim; her cousins: Andrew, Blake, Ben, Shane and Rhonda; her niece and nephews: Nova, Bryce, Gryphon, Tripp and Kai; and her pit bulls: Daimo and Pax.

She was preceded in death by: Travis; Samantha; Grandpa Bob; and her best friend: Dalton.

There will be a private graveside service on Tuesday, June 30, at the Hillsboro Cemetery, followed by a celebration of life from 1-5 p.m. at the Hillsboro Community Civic Center, 10349 Business 21, in Hillsboro. Memorials may be made to Mutts-n-Stuff, P.O. Box 187, Foristell, 63348, or via PayPal at muttsnstuff@yahoo.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert D. Brown Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

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