Jean Ketcham Hoadley(1923 - 2012)

Jean K. Hoadley

Amenia, NY - Jean Ketcham Hoadley, 89, of Amenia, NY passed away on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Geer Village in Canaan, CT. Jean was born on January 3, 1923 in Sharon, CT to the late Arthur and Celia (Smith) Ketcham. She attended Amenia schools and graduated from Becker College in Worcester, MA. On October 17, 1942 she married Kenneth L. Hoadley. Mr. Hoadley predeceased her on March 17, 2011. They were married for almost 69 years.

Jean was a member of the South Amenia Presbyterian Church and was very active in the Ladies Aid. For many years she created ornaments and decorated wreaths for the church's Silver Tea each Christmas. Jean was an active member of the Coterie, a woman's social group in South Amenia.

Jean is survived by her two daughters, Suzanne O'Hearn of Dover Plains, NY and Sandra Conlin and her husband, Bruce, of Wassaic, NY; a son, Jonathan Hoadley and his wife, Aline, of Harwinton, CT; five grandchildren, Jeff, Sean and Jeremy O'Hearn, Kara (O'Hearn) Granger and Jennifer (Conlin) Eanes and six great-grandchildren, Jonah, Natalie, Ryan and Michael O'Hearn, Madeline Granger and Wyatt Eanes.

Graveside services and burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Valley View Cemetery, North Nellie Hill Rd., Dover Plains, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the South Amenia Presbyterian Church, 229 South Amenia Road, Wassaic, NY 12592. To send the family an online condolence, please visit

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Dec. 12, 2012