CHARLESTON - Charles Ketchum, 66, died at 4:20 p.m. Jan. 25, 2008, at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born March 18, 1942, in Summertown, Tenn., to the late Jack and Gladys Perry Ketchum, he lived most of his life in Charleston. Employed by the D and S Salvage Company of Miner and was of the Pentecostal faith. On June 22, 1968, at Charleston, he married Mary G. Cave, who survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: one son, Jeffery Ketchum of Charleston; one daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Charlie Oliver of Charleston; one stepson, David Casey of Charleston; one stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Ladonna and Don Hequembourg of Charleston; one brother, David Ketchum of Charleston; one half sister, Mattie Clayton of Horn Wall, Tenn.; and six grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren; five great-stepgrandchildren.
Two stepsons, Randy and Darrel Casey; one sister, Ruth Brown; one half brother, Sidney Roberts; and a daughter-in-law, Paula Casey preceded him in death.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services will be at 2 p.m. Monday. Mike Johnson will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery.