Ketcham, Barbara A.
Nichols: Barbara A. Ketcham, 65, of Nichols, NY, passed away March 31, 2013 after a lengthy stay at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Anna (Novak) Gablas; her son, Glenn R. Ketcham, Jr.; sister, Dorothy Gablas; brother-in-law, Paul L. Ketcham Sr. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Glenn R. Ketcham Sr.; one daughter, Tina M. Ketcham; sister, Rosemary Gablas and good friend, Nelson (Sonny) Meeker; aunt, Katie Hollenbeck; sister-in-law, Nancy Ketcham; nephews, Paul Jr. (Doris) Ketcham and their children Paul III (Becca) and Penny (Dan) Lee T. (Melissa) Welfel, Henry O. (Dawn) Welfel and their children Hendrix and Zoe, Nieces Debbie Norton and Wendy Ketcham, like a daughter Renee Deretz and her children Justin (Patty), Lance (Rayann), Luke Sr. (Justine) and their son Luke Jr.; special neighbors, Dwight and Mary Etta Deretz; special cousins, JoAnn, Debbie and Liz. Barbara, otherwise known by many as "ma", loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed working on the family farm and sitting on the porch watching the hummingbirds. She will be missed by her cat "Toby" and her geese. Barbara also loved to listen to Elvis music. The family want to express their thanks to "All" staff at Wilson Hospital for the wonderful care given to her. A Memorial Service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, 3670 Waverly Road, Owego, NY on Friday, April 5, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. William Prentice officiating. Friends are invited to call at Richards Funeral Home on Friday from 6:00 p.m. until the time of service. Please share your memories at www.RichardsFH.com.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on Apr. 2, 2013