Edith Ketter 1935-2019

Edith K. Moyer Ketter, 83, of Sabetha, died on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at her home in Sabetha surrounded by her family.

Edith was born on Dec. 28, 1935, in Corning, the daughter of Eugene and Katherine Weller Moyer. She attended White Hall School, a country schoolhouse near Corning. She went there until it closed. She then attended Centralia schools. Edith graduated from Centralia High School in 1953. She then attended Central Business College in Kansas City, Mo., and graduated in 1954.

Edith worked from 1954 to 1957 for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Topeka, in the directory sales department. 

On April 27, 1957, Edith married Gerard P. Ketter at St. James Catholic Church in Wetmore. The couple raised five beautiful children. She was a homemaker until her children were raised, then in 1976, she went to work at Sabetha Manor, retiring in 1989. 

Edith had a lot of hobbies and interests in her life including sewing, quilting, baking, cooking, music, walks, hiking and traveling. She and Jerry traveled to 15 countries.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sabetha, and when they were deciding on construction of the new church in Sabetha, she toured churches in Nebraska and Iowa to aid in the planning of the building.

Edith was also a member of Sacred Heart Altar Society and the Berwick Home Benefit FCE group. She served as a project leader for the Lucky Clover 4-H Club and was Chairman of the Nemaha County NARFE Alzheimer’s committee. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene, on Aug. 28, 1956, and Katherine on Jan. 29, 1979, and her sister Alice on March 30, 1955.

Edith is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jerry; her three sons, Philip (Nancy) Ketter of Lecompton, Kevin (DeeAnn) Ketter of Auburn, Neb., and Dr. Ivan (Linda) Ketter of Topeka; her two daughters, Ellen (Richard) Powell of Germantown, Tenn., and Trina (Michael) of Wamego; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be prayed at 7 P.M. on Thursday, Aug. 15 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sabetha. Edith will lie in state at the church from 5 p.m. until the rosary.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sabetha. Burial will be held in St. Bede’s Catholic Cemetery in Kelly.

Memorial contributions for cancer, Alzheimer’s and/or Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sabetha may be sent in care of the family. Lauer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To express your sympathy and for more information visit www.lauerfuneralhome.com


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