Winifred "Doll" Elizabeth Ketcham, 83, of Meadville, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Marquette Hospice House.
Winifred was born in Ludlow, on May 7, 1936, a daughter of the late Carl and Geneva (Anderson) Larson.
On March 30, 1957 Winifred married Charles Edward Ketchan, Jr.; he preceded her in death on April 17, 2010.
She was a faithful member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Meadville, where for many years she was responsible for cleaning the church.
Winifred enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her family. She was a 1954 graduate of Saegertown High School and furthered her education by attending Slippery Rock University. Her hobbies and interests were diverse, from oil painting to four wheeling. She rode and owned her own four wheeler well into her 80's. Her greatest joy came from time spent with her grandchildren. She will be missed.
Winifred is survived by seven children September Yourowski (Jay) of Okala, FL, Timothy Ketcham (Lola) of Meadville, Joseph Ketcham (Alice) of Scottown, OH, Michael Ketcham (Shannon) Columbia, SC, Jeffrey Ketcham (Meredith) of Pittseville, Shannon Feist (Robert) of Westfield, IN, Amy Ketcham of Idaho, 83 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, three sisters Doris Allewalt of Vineland, NJ, Janice Schultz (Augie) of Westfield, NY, Linda Wagner (Gary) of Cochranton, a brother Laverne Larson (Anna) of Meadville, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Charles, of 53 years, Winifred was preceded in death by a son David Ketcham, a grandson Nicholas Ketcham, a sister Connie Pegan and a brother Theodore Larson.
A Memorial Service will be held at 12 noon on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 597 Park Ave. Extension, Meadville, with Bishop Michael Welter officiating.
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Sep 23, 2019
Grandma would come up to the farmhouse and take us out for a day at the beach(fireman’s beach)We would sing songs and stop at schwebel’s store for snacks. Always got us treats and never ran out of spearmint gum! She helped me paint my first oil painting of a garden scene when I was six years old, had me over for a series of visits to teach me how to layer the background! Love you Grandma Dolly!
Harriett Smock
Sep 22, 2019
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Austa Morris
Sep 22, 2019
I was blessed to know Doll such wonderful memories and so much love she had for everyone she truly was a wonderful person I will miss her as I am sure many will
Eva Ketcham
Sep 22, 2019
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She was a sweet and wonderful woman. I am blessed to have known her.
Valerie Goates
Sep 22, 2019
We were blessed to have Winifred in our Chambersburg, PA ward, where she always had a kind smile and the love in their 3 generation family (Winifred, Amy, Bella) was clear. Wishing you peace.
Gay and Steve McGwin
Sep 22, 2019
Sister Ketchum will be missed! Her smile was always a joy to see!