Marjorie Elizabeth (Hiatt) Ketner

Born: Sat., Sep. 11, 1920
Died: Wed., May 22, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wed., May 29, 2019
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., May 29, 2019
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Marjorie Elizabeth (Hiatt) Ketner of Winchester passed away Wednesday at Reid Hospital.  Marjorie was born September 11, 1920 to Harold Willard Hiatt and Martha Ellen (Kepler) Hiatt.

Marjorie graduated from McKinley High school in 1938.  Marjorie spent her working years as a meat cutter and wrapper for several locker plants in Randolph County.  Upon retirement Marjorie began her calling as a volunteer spending almost 25 years as Director and Treasurer of the Community and Family Services Food Pantry.  Her many years of dedication earned her numerous volunteer awards.  In 1995 she received the Award of Honor at the Farmer’s Achievement Banquet; in 2005 she received the Outstanding Volunteer Recognition from the Winchester Chamber of Commerce; in 2007 she was awarded the Distinguished Hoosier Award for volunteer service; in 2010 she was awarded the Regional Governor’s service award; and in 2009 was given her 50 Year award from Indiana Extension Homemakers.  She also served as treasurer for White River Friends Church for many years.

She is survived by her sons Harold Ketner (Ramona) and Darrell Ketner (Sheri) both of Winchester, four grandchildren; Dawn Ketner-Bettis (Ricky) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., Kevin Ketner (Dede) of McKinney, Tx., Tiffany Gordon of Winchester, and Amanda Landis of Muncie, and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, younger brother Harold Junior Hiatt, and her husband of 57 years Harry Vern Ketner.

A service to celebrate Marjorie’s life will be at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Walker Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at the Fountain Park Cemetery. 

Friends and family may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 50 E. 91st St STE 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Trudy ludwick
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
Loved this lady. Will always remember our time together at the food pantry.

Steve Thornburg
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Sincerely, Steve and Regina Thornburg

Alan Cummings
   Posted Sat May 25, 2019
Hey Darrell, my condolances. Always enjoyed talking to your mom. Last time was a few years ago whe I gave a Gideon report at WhiteRiver Friends. She joyfull supported the Gideon ministry.
Alan Cummings

Judith (Welbourn) Moody
   Posted Mon May 27, 2019
My late father, Dr. W. E. Welbourn, retired from the State of Indiana as a meat inspector. I still remember him speaking fondly and highly of Mrs. Ketner from their job connections.
My condolences to both sons and their families.

Judith Moody

Tom Ferkinhoff
   Posted Mon May 27, 2019
I am sorry to hear of Marjorie's passing. She was such a wonderful woman and lived an incredible life. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Janet Mitchell
   Posted Tue June 25, 2019

I am deeply sorry for your loss, I know the heartache of losing a loved one. Soon the God of Comfort will bring an end to death and wipe away the tears from all faces, for this has been promised at Isaiah 25:8. We can also look forward to the marvelous hope brought out at Acts 24:15 There we see that those we lost in death will be brought back to life here on earth. I do hope you find comfort in this as I have. Mythoughts are with you
Sincerely, Janet

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