Mrs. Frances J. Masters Ketron, 90, passed away Tuesday, October 18 at Forest Park Health Campus in Richmond, where she had resided for 4 years.
The 9th of 12 children, she was born September 4, 1921 in Dill City, Oklahoma to William Newton and Fannie Lula Mayo Masters. Fran married the love of her life, Frank Ketron, on December 10, 1943 in Amarillo, Texas.
Mrs. Ketron was a member of Middleboro United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She was a Gray Lady at the old Reid Hospital and formerly worked at J.C. Penney.
Mrs. Ketron is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jean & Ron Stemple, of Whitewater; son, Jerry Ketron, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; granddaughters, Shari (Randy) King, of Germantown, OH and Kellie Ketron, of Nashville, TN; grandsons, Scott Stemple, of Whitewater and Captain Lee Ketron (Captain Nikole Ketron), stationed at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City; great-grandsons, Ben and Nathan Lewan, of Germantown, OH; great-granddaughter, Bailey Ketron, of Oklahoma City; sisters-in-law, Carol Williams and Jane Ketron, both of Whitewater; brother-in-law, Warren Driver, of Texas; and several nieces & nephews.
Mrs. Ketron was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Frank Ketron, in September 1997, and 11 siblings.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Fuzzy Lake at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Goshen Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, October 21, at the funeral home.