Howard "Ed" Ketchem, 95, of Lyons, passed away at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at Lyons Health & Living Center.
Born Aug. 19, 1914 in Greene County, he was the son of Milford and Jennie (Crane)Ketchem.
Ed was a drag line and heavy equipment operator for various contractors, and worked at Crane. He was a member of the Lyons United Methodist Church and the International Union Operating Engineers # 181.
Surviving relatives include two sons, Ed Ketchem of New Albany, and Richard L. Ketchem of Indianapolis; one sister, Cleo; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine (Patterson) Ketchem, on Jan. 15, 2008; one brother Clarence Ketchem; and his parents.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Monday, February 15, at Jenkins Funeral Home in Lyons.
Services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Lyons with Rev. Arlen Pope officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Chapel Cemetery near Lyons
Donations may be made to the Lyons Health & Living Center in Ed's name.
Online condolences are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.