Donna Jo Ketcham, age 77, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 at her home. She was born February 20, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of Earl Vincent and Ruth May (Fleetwood) Edmondson.

On November 16, 1968 in Las Vegas, Nevada, she was united in marriage to Edwin Lee Ketcham. Together they shared thirty years of marriage before his passing on November 22, 1998.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Larry Earl Edmondson.

Survivors include her son, Cody Lee Ketcham and wife Shawna; two grandchildren, Cody Lee Ketcham, Jr. and Kyle Isaac Ketcham; an aunt, Mary Hill all of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and other relatives and friends.

Donna was raised in Independence, Missouri and as a teen moved to Southern California. She worked in the printing industry for most of her working life. In 1997, she fulfilled her adult-hood dream of moving back to Missouri and living on her own little farm; which she considered paradise. She loved all four-legged creatures but had a special passion for horses. She spent her retirement years working hard to help “rescue horses”.

Graveside services and burial will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Garber Memorial Estates, Laurie.

Memorial donations may be made to Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue.

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Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.