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Barbara M Ketcham

September 13, 1929 May 15, 2016
Barbara M Ketcham
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Barbara Mae Ketcham, 86, died on May 15, 2016, in Sun Prairie, WI, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Maywood, IL, September 13, 1929 to Minnie and Allworth Troutman, Barb graduated from Proviso High School and went on to meet William (Bill), her husband of 63 years, at the American Can Company, where they were both employed. Barbara raised four children, assisted Bill through law school and with two terms as Kane County, IL State’s Attorney. She enjoyed participating in the Elgin Women’s Club, P.E.O. Chapter JG, the Valley Garden Club and the Lady Elks. Barb chaperoned countless elementary school field trips, was a good sport about the myriad of animals her children brought home, and made every holiday and birthday a special occasion. She and Bill made their home in Elgin and Dundee from 1954 to 2010. Barbara is survived by her daughters, Susan (James) Gilchrist, Linda (Kim Fisher) Ketcham, and Carolyn (Peter Warshaw) Ketcham. Her son Jeffery preceded her in death in 2005. She is also survived by grandchildren, Colleen (Nathan) Hintz, Holly (Nate) Mohr, Minna Ketcham, and Ariel and Gabriel Ketcham-Warshaw; and her great-granddaughter Emeline Hintz. Barbara also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, her son and her four siblings: Jean, Don, Al and Joyce. A visitation will be held Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S Marion St in Oak Park. Internment will take place at Elmhurst’s Mt. Emblem Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Barbara requested donations be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org.

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Visitation

Saturday

21

May

10:00 AM 5/21/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/21/2016 11:00:00 AM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

21

May

11:00 AM 5/21/2016 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5/21/2016 12:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Burial

Saturday

21

May

12:45 PM 5/21/2016 12:45:00 PM
Mt. Emblem Cemetery

520 E. Grand Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Mt. Emblem Cemetery
520 E. Grand Ave Elmhurst 60126 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Shriners Hospital for Children

2211 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60707-3392
2211 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60707-3392
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