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  John Dean Ketcher, Sr. was born February 4, 1938 in Westville, Oklahoma, the son of Delmar and Ada Elmia (Swatsenbarg) Ketcher.  He was married to Elizabeth (Burke) Ketcher on June 20, 1989 in Heavener, Oklahoma.  He passed this life on March 19, 2017 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma at teh age of 79.

He leaves to mourn his passing:

Wife: Elizabeth of the home

8 children: Marjorie Ochoa of Springdale, AR, James Douglas Ketcher and wife Linda of Maryland, Kelly Rene Goodman and husband Danny of Springdale, AR, Shelly Gaye Knapp and husband Larry of Oregon, Timothy Wayne Ketcher of Canadian, OK, John Dean Ketcher, Jr. of Oklahoma, Chad Michael Doty and wife Tammy of Sallisaw, OK and Jeramie Thomas Doty and wife Dannette of Magna, UT

34 grandchildren and 52 great grandchildren

1 sister: Helen Nadine Ketcher

He was preceded in death by 1 son, Anthony Ketcher;
his parents, Delmar and Ada Ketcher; and 1 brother, Billy Ketcher

Graveside service is Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 2 pm at Ketcher Cemetery in Westville, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Viewing will be Thursday from 1 - 2 pm at the cemetery.

Active Pallbearers are grandchildren: Evan Doty, Bobby Doty, Jeremy Goodman, Richard Goodman, Daniel Goodman, Jr. and Chuck Shelton

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