Delores "Dee" Ketchner

Delores "Dee" Ketchner, 87, formerly of 132 East Main Street, Bradford, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020, at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born on March 15, 1933, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Ada (Hollopeter) Scull. She was a 1951 graduate of Bradford High School.

On May 1, 1954, in Corydon, she married James Richard "Dick" Ketchner, who preceded her in death on January 27, 2011.

Dee was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church for many years.

She was employed as a Teacher's Aide at 6th Ward School, helping in the Kindergarten class and later retired as a clerk in the PA Public Assistance Office.

The Buffalo Bills have lost one of their biggest fans. She went to many games with friends from Bradford, and every game she would get out an assortment of Bill's items and her sweatshirts and earrings, to help the team.

Dee is survived by one son, Richard (Jane) Ketchner, of Shaverstown, four daughters Jamie (Larry) Schwegler of Eden, NY, Kim Vinelli, of Bradford, Chris (Todd) Shultz, of Limestone, NY, Amy (Steven) Cameron, of San Antonio, TX, four granddaughters, Debra, Mary and Greta Ketchner and Madison Vinelli, ten grandsons, Todd, Scott, Chad, John and Charlie Vinelli, James Schwegler, Frank Shultz, Jacob and Clint Cameron and Thomas Ketchner, four great granddaughters, Payton McAndrew, Isabella and Laylah Vinelli and Maggie Schwegler, six great grandsons, Hunter, Bodhi and Gino Vinelli, Raulin and Carsen Zawatski, Luke Schwegler and Brody Shultz, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, Helen Royer, Kathryn Ackley, and Henrietta Osborne and three brothers, Harry, Donald, and Bill Scull.

Friends will be invited to attend a Celebration of Life at a later, date and time to be announced. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Donations, if desired, can be made in Dee's memory to the Asbury Methodist Church, 385 E. Main St., Bradford, PA, 16701, or the SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701

Online condolences can be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 
 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

So sad to hear of Dee passing. I popped over to her hall Wednesday more to say hi and that I''d be off a couple days only to hear the new when I got back :( she was a pleasure to take care of. You children were her whole world and she took pride in you all. She told me about you all. Before the pandemic I would ask which daughter is coming tonight and it was it always ment a lot to her. Miss Dee will always hold a special place in my heart. Take care
— Melissa Kemick

So sorry to hear of the passing of Dee. We worked together back in the 70''s. Such a nice lady. Rest in Peace.
— Sally Verolini Bernhard

I''ve know Dee as long as I can remember. She always had kind words and a loving spirit. She was always active at Asbury and cheered us on during our softball games back in the 80''s. She will be sadly missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
— Thomas M. Lewis

Sad day gramma dee( church kids called her) has gone to heaven. You were a kind and loving woman and I cherish the memories. To your family my prayers are for you during this difficult time. RIP Dee love you
— Tom Leposa

Condolences

  • So sad to hear of Dee passing. I popped over to her hall Wednesday more to say hi and that I''d be off a couple days only to hear the new when I got back :( she was a pleasure to take care of. You children were her whole world and she took pride in you all. She told me about you all. Before the pandemic I would ask which daughter is coming tonight and it was it always ment a lot to her. Miss Dee will always hold a special place in my heart. Take care

    — Melissa Kemick
  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Dee. We worked together back in the 70''s. Such a nice lady. Rest in Peace.

    — Sally Verolini Bernhard
  • I''ve know Dee as long as I can remember. She always had kind words and a loving spirit. She was always active at Asbury and cheered us on during our softball games back in the 80''s. She will be sadly missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

    — Thomas M. Lewis
  • Sad day gramma dee( church kids called her) has gone to heaven. You were a kind and loving woman and I cherish the memories. To your family my prayers are for you during this difficult time. RIP Dee love you

    — Tom Leposa