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Doris B. Ketchum

Published: Monday, June 9, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Doris B. Ketchum

AMBOY – Doris B. Ketchum, 85, of Amboy, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center. 

She was born May 2, 1929, in Sterling, the daughter of James and Goldie (Groth) McLindsay.

She worked at Conco Inc. in Mendota for 10 years, retiring in 1967.

She was a member of St. James Evangelical Congregational Church in Dixon.

Doris married Perry E. Ketchum on Feb. 18, 1948, in Amboy. He preceded her in death April 8, 1985.

Survivors include two sons, Eugene Ketchum of Shabbona, and Rick (Kathy) Ketchum of Amboy; three grandchildren, Joshua Ketchum, Kristin (Jeremy) Tews, and Daniel Ketchum;  eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard McLindsay of Amboy; one sister-in-law, Shirley McLindsay of Amboy; and special friend Curtis Clayton of Amboy.

She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Ketchum, and a brother, James McLindsay Jr. 

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Dunbar, pastor of St. James Evangelical Congregational Church in Dixon, officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy. 

Memorials have been established to St. James Church and Unity Hospice. Condolences may be sent online at

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