OBITUARY

John R Ketchem

November 16, 1938June 1, 2018

John R. Ketchem age 79 of Waynesburg passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 in Evergreen Assisted Living in Waynesburg.

He was born November 16, 1938 in Waynesburg, a son of the late John W. and Clemma Marguerite Clark Ketchem.

He was a graduate of the University of North Dakota.

Mr. Ketchem was the owner of Ketchem Construction in Waynesburg and specialized in coal mine elevator installation.

John enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and had served as a member of the Greene County Republican Committee.

Surviving are his wife Penny Clelland Ketchem, four children, Sandra Jo Ketchem, Dana Calvert (Gary),Kiperly Whitlatch (Eric), and Aaron Ketchem (fiancé’ Angel) all of Waynesburg; eight grandchildren, T.J. Calvert, Derek Calvert, Andy Calvert, Angela Karolewics, Jamey Whitlatch, David Whitlatch, Justin Whitlatch, and Seth Ketchem; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Ketchem of Waynesburg; and one sister Cressida Katusa of Florida.

Deceased are a son John Brett Ketchem and a sister Ellen M. Doney.

  • FAMILY

  • John W. Ketchem, Father
  • Clemma Marguerite Clark Ketchem, Mother
  • Penny S. Clelland Ketchem, Wife
  • Sandra Jo Ketchem, Daughter
  • Dana Clavert (Gary), Daughter
  • Kiperly Whitlatch (Eric), Daughter
  • Aaron Ketchem (Fiance Angel), Son
  • John Brett Ketchem, Son
  • T.J. Calvert, Grandson
  • Derek Calvert, Grandson
  • Andy Calvert, Grandson
  • Angela Karolewics, Granddaughter
  • Jamey Whitlatch, Grandson
  • David Whitlatch, Grandson
  • Justin Whitlatch, Grandson
  • Seth Ketchem, Grandson
  • Richard Ketchem, Brother
  • Cressida Katusa, Sister
  • Ellen M. Doney, Sister
  • Also surviving are five great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, June 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Karen Bruno

June 12, 2018

Penny, I wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and your family at this time of loss. You are in my prayers, Karen

Connie Morris

June 4, 2018

Penny and family,
I was very sad to hear of your loss. John was one of the good guys. May all of the wonderful memories and good times of years gone by help you through this very difficult stretch your family has gone through. God Bless

Clyde Thomas

June 4, 2018

Penny,Dick and the Ketchem family
So sorry to here about your lost My John Rest In Peace

Joan Brichetti

June 4, 2018

Condolences and prayers to you and your family.

Liz Stahl

June 3, 2018

My condolences to the Ketchem family for your loss. You have faced so much hardship recently, my heart goes out to you during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

John R. Ketchem age 79 of Waynesburg passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 in Evergreen Assisted Living in Waynesburg.

He was born November 16, 1938 in Waynesburg, a son of the late John W. and Clemma Marguerite Clark Ketchem.

He was a graduate of the University of North Dakota.

Mr. Ketchem was the owner of Ketchem Construction in Waynesburg and specialized in coal mine elevator installation.

John enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and had served as a member of the Greene County Republican Committee.

Surviving are his wife Penny Clelland Ketchem, four children, Sandra Jo Ketchem, Dana Calvert (Gary),Kiperly Whitlatch (Eric), and Aaron Ketchem (fiancé’ Angel) all of Waynesburg; eight grandchildren, T.J. Calvert, Derek Calvert, Andy Calvert, Angela Karolewics, Jamey Whitlatch, David Whitlatch, Justin Whitlatch, and Seth Ketchem; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Ketchem of Waynesburg; and one sister Cressida Katusa of Florida.

Deceased are a son John Brett Ketchem and a sister Ellen M. Doney.