Neal Willis Ketcher © The Stilwell Democrat Journal November 14, 2007 Submitted by: Martha Real
Neal Willis Ketcher was born July 11, 1934, in Stilwell, Oklahoma to Calvin Ketcher and Lillian (Sturgeon) Ketcher.
He passed from this life November 5, 2007, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the age of 73.
Neal was married to Virginia Weir on June 23, 1956 in Stilwell. He worked in oil field service as a chemical engineer. Watching football, using his computer and playing the lottery were some of the things he enjoyed. Neal attended the First United Methodist Church.
His parents, Calvin and Lillian Ketcher as well as one son; Steven, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Ketcher of the home, three daughters; Dawna Smithells, Kimberly Bennett and husband Cameron all of Stilwell, OK., and Annita Parsons and husband Jim of Longview, TX., one brother; Jim Ketcher and wife Cathy of Idaho Falls, Idaho, six grandchildrena, four great grandchildren, and a host of friends and loved ones.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 8, 2007 at Hart Memorial Chapel in Stilwell with Rev. Terry Olinghouse officiating.
Interment followed at Reese Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Obit for Virginia
May 7, 1937 - Oct 6, 2019
©Stilwell Democrat Journal
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Submitted by Jan Grooms
Virginia May Ketcher, daughter of Howard Patrick and Ruby Sarah (Tyner) Weir, was born May 7, 1937 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and departed this life on October 6, 2019 in Stilwell, Oklahoma at the age of 82 years, 4 months and 29 days.
Virginia had a green thumb and loved her azaleas, pulling weeds, feeding the hummingbirds and spending time outdoors. She collected angels and elephants with their trunk up, loved to read and crochet, was an avid Young and the Restless fan, loved her Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Yankees baseball and college football.
Virginia worked hard for many years to help provide for her family. She was a school and hospital cook for many years as well as did secretarial work for many oil companies and worked for DHS in Louisiana and Oklahoma. She was of the Methodist Faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; Neal Ketcher, son; Steven Ketcher, and sisters; Lillian DuBuc and Nancy Fuller.
Virginia is survived by a very loving family that includes her children; Dawna Smithells and partner John Mitchell, Kimberly Bennett and husband Cameron all of Stilwell, Annita Parsons and husband Jim of Longview, Texas, 6 grandchildren; Amanda Ketcher, Melinda Garrett and husband James, Savannah Cope and husband Eric, Jackson Bennett and wife Bailey, Thurman Parsons and fiancée April Reed, and Olivia Yerke and husband Corbin. Great-grandchildren; Troy, Chase, Hanna, Jaden, Blaze, Daxton, Gunner and River Aylea, Dominic, Lilly and Molly, brother; Howard Weir of Stilwell, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends also survive her.
Funeral Services were held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Christian Worship Center, Stilwell, with Bro. Marty Jones officiating.
Interment followed at Reese Cemetery, Stilwell, under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell
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