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Edora Gertrude "Gert" Ketchem

AGE: 93 • Hockessin, DE

"Gert", age 93, passed away, surrounded by family and friends, on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in Hockessin, DE. Born in Milton, PA, Gert was the daughter of Daniel and Anna (Gemberling) Earhart. She was a 1941 graduate of Milton, PA High School. She worked in the offices of Bucknell College (Lewisburg, PA), L.B. Smith Inc. (Lemoyne, PA), and New Cumberland Federal Credit Union (New Cumberland, PA).

She loved cooking, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren. She volunteered for many years for the Girl Scouts and the 7th Armored Division Reunion Group.

She will be dearly missed by daughters Leslie Ann Morrison (husband, Bill) of Corner Ketch, DE, and Gayle Elizabeth Ketchem of Montpelier, VA; grandsons, Andrew Scott Morrison (wife, Mary) of Wilmington, DE, and Todd Alexander Morrison (wife, Sarah) and great-grandson, Henry Blaikie Morrison all of Cleveland Heights, OH. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 69 years, Donald William "Bill" Ketchem; brothers Lee Earhart and John Earhart, sister Jean Earhart Einsig, and step-brother Rodney Mahaffey.

Services and interment will be held at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery (Annnville, PA) Friday, April 8, 2016 at 3:00 PM. The family would like to extend thanks to the staff at Brackenville Center in Hockessin, DE for their kind and gentle care. Donations may be made to the 7th Armored Division Association, 292 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington, CT 06032. (302) 652-5913

Published in The News Journal on Feb. 7, 2016
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