November 3, 2011

(11/12/1947 - 10/7/2011)

Leandra Faye Ketchum, 63, of Morning Sun, IA, died Friday, October 7, 2011at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington. The daughter of Glen and Erma (Mayfield) Grindle, she was born November 12, 1947 at Canton, MO. On March 6, 1965, she married Edward Ketchum at Kirksville, MO. She was a graduate of Memphis High School. She cleaned for various people, worked at Champion Products in Burlington and worked as a CNA and activity director at the Morning Sun Care Center. She was a member of Morning Sun United Methodist Church and was active in both the Methodist and Presbyterian Church circles.

Survivors include her husband of Morning Sun; one daughter, Tammy and Carl Rasmussen of Centennial, CO; one son, Tim Ketchum of West Burlington, IA; three grandchildren; one brother, Steve and Irene Grindle of Farmington, NM; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The funeral service was held Monday, October 10, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Ramona Wink officiating with interment following at the Elmwood Cemetery in Morning Sun.

Memorials were established for the Great River Hospice and the Morning Sun First United Presbyterian Church.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Morning Sun, IA.

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