Margaret Ketterman

Friday, December 4, 2015

Margaret Ketterman, 96, Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, following a brief illness. Margaret was born June 16, 1919, in Vernon County, Mo., to Benjamin Perry and Minnie (Saathoff) Thompson. She was united in marriage to Earl Swope who preceded her in death in 1970. Margaret later married Finis Ketterman and they were married for 24 years before his passing.

Margaret was a lifetime resident of Vernon County. She was raised in the Walker area and attended school there. She was later employed by Key Work Clothes in Nevada for more than 30 years until her retirement. As a child Margaret attended Berea Christian Church and in later years attended Horton Methodist Church. She especially loved being with her family and many friends.

Survivors include one daughter, Earlene Butler and her husband, Howard, Nevada; one granddaughter, Terri Meyer and her husband, Dick, Utah; two great-grandsons, Jason Claspill, Nevada, and Justin Claspill, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands; two sisters; two brothers; and great-grand dog "Charlie."

Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, at Newton Burial Park, in Nevada, with Lawrence Cripps officiating. Friends may call now and until 1:30 p.m., Friday, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Salvation Army or Horton Methodist Church in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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