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Monday, September 17th, 2012
Echo Kettering
Echo Louise Kettering, 96, of Rockford, died at 2:24 p.m. Sept. 16, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert.
She was born Dec. 16, 1915, in Mercer County, to Emmett and Kitty Wolfe Stallter. On Feb. 14, 1937, she married C. Ray Kettering, who died Jan. 18, 2008.
Surviving are a son, Keith (Kris) Kettering, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; three daughters, Kay (John) Thomas, Rockford, Karen (Wayne) Roell, Dale, Ind., and Kathy McHie, Oakton, Va.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Deceased are two sisters, Nadine Rohlfing and Donna Pontsler, and a granddaughter.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church (now known as Rockford United Methodist Church), where she taught Sunday School, served as a junior high youth leader and held various positions in the women's group. She was a graduate of Rockford High School and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star, Farm Bureau and the Farm Women's Club.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Chip Steffy officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church.
Contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be left at ketchamripley.com.
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