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Jerry Ketron


   Jerry F. Ketron aged 65, left the earth too soon on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

   He was born on December 11, 1953 in Richmond to Frank and Frances (Masters) Ketron. He was a graduate of Richmond High School and Purdue University.

   Jerry loved aviation and was proud of his father's Air Force career and service. This love he passed down to his son Lee Ketron, USAF. He loved his children and grandchildren who lovingly called him Papaw. Jerry enjoyed traveling, being with friends and family, laughing and watching the sun set over the ocean.

   He is leaving behind three children and five grandchildren, his son Lee and his wife Nicole (Bourgeois) Ketron and their children, Bailey and Bishop; his daughter, Kellie Ketron; his daughter, Marissa Jones and her three children, Aaliyah, Karter and Jaxson. Also surviving are his brother-in-law, Ron Stemple; niece, Shari (Randy) King; nephew, Scott Stemple; great niece, Mamie King and great-nephews Ben Lewan, Nathan Lewan and Devon King. 

    Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jean Stemple.

   Jerry’s son, Lee, will lead a time of reflection at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Goshen Cemetery.

   Family, friends and others whose lives Jerry touched are invited to reminisce, grieve and share memories from 4-7p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 at the funeral home.

   Memorial contributions are encouraged for the Richmond High School Alumni Association, 380 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374 or online at www.werrichmond.com .


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I knew Jerry very well while he was working on Richmond. We played volleyball together and ran around together some. He was a very nice guy. We had a lot fun.
My condolences to the family

Mark Hilligoss Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

I have known Jerry for 59 years, starting first grade at Pleasant View Elementary School. We had many fun times during our school years. Although I hadn't seen Jerry in several months, I think of him often. I hope it is a comfort to his family to know he will greet them when it is their time to leave earth. I know it is to me. Sending blessings & prayers to Jerry's family, friends, and coworkers.

Debbie Ludwig Stafford Mar 8 2019 12:00 AM

You were a caring supervisor, I appreciate our conversation. Thank you. Prayers and sympathy to the family.

Mark Jasek

Mark Jasek Mar 7 2019 12:00 AM

A Lucky Bamboo was ordered on March 6, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Mar 6 2019 12:00 AM

An A Little Bit of Sunshine was sent on March 6, 2019

With all our love. Aunt Jane, Bill and family, Kevin and family, David and family, Kim and family

Expression of Sympathy Mar 6 2019 12:00 AM

Would like to express my deepest condolences to the Ketron family. I've had the pleasure to call Jerry a coworker and friend for several years. He always was so kind to me. He will be greatly missed

Shelley Cain Mar 6 2019 12:00 AM

A Spring's Bounty Basket was ordered on March 6, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Mar 6 2019 12:00 AM

Would like to express my deepest sympathy to the Ketron family. Jerry was more than a coworker to me, I considered him a good friend as well. He will be greatly missed.

Rachel West Mar 6 2019 12:00 AM

Jerry had been someone I connected with on Facebook in two groups. He was such a nice person. He was younger than me, but we both went to Pleasant View School. My condolences to the family.

Sue Parrish Skaggs Mar 5 2019 12:00 AM

On behalf of the entire Securitas team, we send our condolences to the Ketron family. Jerry was a great teammate and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of working alongside him.

Bridgette Brumley Mar 5 2019 12:00 AM

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