Longtime Eau Gallie resident, Florence Mae "Mema" Kettenbach, 94, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Melbourne.
A native of Pittsburgh, PA, she was an accountant with Pan American World Services, PAFB and Cape Kennedy. She was present at the hay day of space exploration. While at Pan Am, she took advantage of travel opportunities to many world destinations with family, friends and the Pam Am Interline Club. Her passion for travel was contagious and one she passed along for generations to come. She was especially fond of Western North Carolina where she maintained a chalet for years, to gather with family and was particularly pleased to host her grandchildren for swimming, hiking and summer fun. At the spry age of 80, she hiked the Appalachian Trail.
Predeceased by parents, Florence Wootton and Albert Deeming; son, Richard Lloyd Peart; and sister, Dorothy Steen.
Will be forever missed by daughters, Leslie Pernas-Giz (Jesus), Mary Gayle Oian (Greg Bowman), Kathy Graves (Don) and Ginny Osman (Perry); son, Charles Klaproth; grandchildren, Lori Peart Oas (Todd), Lisa Peart Loosbrock (Tom), Elena Pernas-Giz Battles (Matt), Katrina Klaproth, Monica Osman Silverman (Brett), Kasey Osman (Danielle), and Kyle Osman; great-grandchildren, Cade Oas, Will and Ben Loosbrock, Leo and Miles Battles, and Brady Silverman.
Services will be held privately.
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Published in FLORIDA TODAY on June 30, 2013