Mary L. Ketterman, 87

AUG. 10, 1925-MARCH 5, 2013

March 05, 2013
  • Ketterman

Mrs. Mary Louise (Groshon) Ketterman, 87, of Frederick, Md., died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Frederick. 

Born Aug. 10, 1925, in Frederick, she was the wife of the late George "Pete" Ketterman and the daughter of the late Meredith "Mert" and Annie "Sid" Groshon.

Mrs. Ketterman worked as a press operator at Frederick Tailoring Co. and was a bus driver for the Francis Scott Key Center. She and her late husband owned G&M Janitorial Service.

She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Thurmont American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her children, Barbara Ellen Wilson of Hagerstown and Shirley Ann Wilson and husband, Donald, of Mount Airy, Md.; daughter-in-law, Kathy Ketterman of Myersville, Md.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her son, George "Ray" Ketterman Jr.; brother, William Crummitt; sisters, Harriet "Sis" Burns and Caroline "Libby" Kline; and son-in-law, William Wilson.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at Golden Living Center in Frederick.

The family will receive friends Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, where services will be Friday, March 8, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Etchison Memorial Chapel of the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Ketterman's name to Alzheimer's Association, 108 Byte Drive, Suite 103, Frederick, MD 21702. 

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