Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
August 6, 2012 11:28 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Sarah Ellen Ketzell, 92, of Mount Vernon, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 at the Knox Community Hospital. Sarah was born October, 16, 1919, in Fly, to Hugh Edward Ritchey and Angeline (Shook) Ritchey. Sarah will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are her son, and daughter-in-law, Harry and Carol Ketzell Jr.; and her daughters, and son-in-law; Ethel Page and Jean and Mearl Byers all of Mount Vernon; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great- grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Betty Ritchey of Fredericktown; and several nieces; and nephews. Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Ketzell Sr.; sisters, Leona Byers, Gladys Murphy; and brothers, Chester, Earl, Donald, Roy and Bernard Ritchey.

Friends may call Tuesday, Aug., 7, 2012, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Leroy Bumpus officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Sarah Ellen Ketzell.

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