Glenna Ketner


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Posted Online: Jan. 07, 2013, 5:34 pm
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Glenna D. Ketner, 87, of Aledo, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Aledo Health and Rehab Center.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Private burial will be at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation is noon until the time of service at Fippinger's, where memorials may be left to Messiah Lutheran Church or the Shriner's Hospital for Children. Online condolences may be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born Sept. 17, 1925, in La Harpe, Ill., to O.V. and Beulah Long Sights. She graduated from La Harpe High School and married Paul F. Ketner Aug. 24, 1945, in Macomb. He died in 1998.
Glenna was employed as an executive secretary for Consolidated Foods in Milan and later with the Continental Telephone Company, retiring in 1993.
She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Aledo.
Survivors include two sons, Jay (Penny) Ketner, San Jose, Calif., and Michael Ketner, Boca Raton, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, J.C. and Buster.












 



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