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Mary Ann Ketchum


Mary Ann (Gable) Ketchum, age 84, passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Richland, Wash.

She was born in July, 1931, to William and Grace (Lentz) Gable in Noonan, N.D. She grew up in North Dakota as an only child, and after high school attended Minot Teaching College. Her first teaching job brought her to eastern Montana to a one-room school in Fallon County.

She soon met her husband, Kenny, who was the 10th child of 13 children. His family ranched in Fallon County. They had several jobs and ended up in Glasgow, where they raised five children. She always worked and sometimes worked out of the home. She had passions for family, sewing and cooking. She was a master seamstress and tailor as well as quilting and hand work. When Kenny retired, they decided to move closer to their children and moved to Washington where they have been for 26 years.

She is predeceased by one daughter, Mary Lou.

Survivors include her husband, Kenny; four children, Ileen and her husband, Kent, Neil, Judy and Earl J .; also 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, Dec 9, at Central Church in Richland at 10:30 a.m.

The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at

Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home in Kennewick, Wash., was i n charge of arrangements.


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