Dorothy Ketchum

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Mrs. Dorothy Roberteen Katherine "Bobbie" Nail Ketchum, age 89 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away July 9, 2011, at North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Bobbie was born on October 1, 1921, in California, Mo., a daughter of Lone and Grace Melton Manning. She was married in 1938, in California, Mo. to Harry Nail, who preceded her in death in 1969. On September 20, 1980, she married Hollis Ketchum in Jefferson City, who preceded her in death on March 5, 2000. A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Bobbie graduated from California High School in California, Mo. She owned and operated the Southside IGA with her husband, Harry, and was later employed with JCPenney and the City of Jefferson in the City Clerk's Office for 10 years prior to her retirement in 1980. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, square dancing, and cards; but most importantly, she loved spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include: three daughters, Patricia Nail Stokes and her husband Stephen of Excelsior Springs, Mo., Jackie Soltys and her husband Craig of Raytown, Mo. and Shirley Geiser and her husband Robert of Jefferson City, Mo.; two sons, Dr. Roger Nail and his wife Peggy of Lake Quivira, Kansas and Randal Ketchum and his wife Alicia of Blue Springs, Mo.; one sister, Doris Morgan of Nebraska; and seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, and four brothers, Fordyce Manning, Deward Manning, Harvey Manning, and Robert Manning. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Doyle Sager officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

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