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Ruth M. Kettner

March 23, 1945 ~ May 18, 2019 (age 74)


Ruth M. Kettner, 74, of Garden Prairie went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 18, 2019 surrounded by her family and friends after a short illness. Born March 23, 1945 in Menomonie, WI to George and Alice (Francis) Edmonds. Married Ed Kettner on October 24, 1962 in Murfreesboro, TN; they were married for 56 years. Ruth was employed by Green Giant in Belvidere, Plastic Recycling Company in Garden Prairie, Aramark Food Service at Washington School and as a janitor for both East Park Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church and School. Most recently she was caring for her 2 grandchildren.

Survivors include husband, Ed; children, Craig of Madison, TN, Tim (Brenda) of Colfax, WI, Ed Jr. of Rockford, Curt (Ashley) of Belvidere; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brothers, Dale (Nan) Edmonds of Temple, TX, Roger (Tina) Edmonds of Poplar Grove; sister, Gloria (Charles) Dutcher of Warren, WI; sisters-in-law, Marion Edmonds of Benson, AZ, Mary Edmonds of Trevor, WI; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; and brothers, Bob, Jim, Less, and Wayne.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Faith Baptist Church, 1637 7th Avenue, Belvidere. Refreshments to follow. 


Memorial Service
June 8, 2019

11:00 AM
Faith Baptist Church
1637 7th Avenue
Belvidere, IL 61008

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