John Ketcher

Friday, November 9, 2007

John E. Ketcher, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

He was born in 1913 in St. Louis, son of Herman and Mamie Gallagher Ketcher. He married Charlotte Bacott, who preceded him in death.

Ketcher was formerly of St. Louis.

Survivors include three sons, John "Jack" and James Ketcher of Cape Girardeau, Kenneth Ketcher of Paragould, Ark.; two daughters, Mary Ruskin and Rose Barr of St. Louis; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Hoffmeister South County Chapel in St. Louis.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Padua Catholic Church in St. Louis. Burial will be in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery.

Ford and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

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