Arvella I. "Butch" Ketterman
01/25/1946 - 05/03/2017

Arvella I. “Butch” Ketterman, 71, of Hanover, entered into God’s eternal care on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Hanover Hospital. She was the companion of Paul F. “Pickle” Lawrence who died May 13, 2016.  Born January 25, 1946 in Gettysburg, she was the daughter of the late Willard Ketterman and Helen (Cook) Ketterman Rang.  Butch was retired from Pella Manufacturing, Gettysburg and previously worked at Middleburg Manufacturing, Hanover for over 35 years. She was a 1963 graduate of Littlestown High School, a member of the Hanover Home Association, Amvets, VFW and McSherrystown Moose. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Surviving are two children; Timothy D. Ketterman and fiancée Dee Thomas of McSherrystown and Melissa A. Whisler and husband Randy of Hanover, six grandchildren; Shaun Ketterman, Shannon Glacken, Alecia Eyler and Brock, Nichole and Emily Whisler, five great-grandchildren; Brynne, Aislynn, Kendryk, Tobin and Ember, three siblings; Willa Damuth, Jack Ketterman and Jim Ketterman all of Littlestown. She was preceded in death by a sister Rella Ketterman.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown with Pastor Becca Ajer officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover. Friends and relatives will be received at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Posted at:05/05/2017 8:08 am
Janet (Eline) McMaster -
My deepest sympathy to the Ketterman Families. It's very hard to lose a family member. I'll remember our childhood adventures when Leitha and I and Barb King would come back the St. John's Road to visit the Ketterman girls. A good time with great memories.

Posted at:05/07/2017 2:02 pm
Dave Markle -
Butch was a very special person who I loved for a long time. Dave

Posted at:05/08/2017 10:10 am
Ellen Baumgardner Raggets -
So very sorry to hear about Arvella's passing. Arvella was in my class at Littlestown High School.. She was a wonderful person we will miss you Arvella.

Posted at:05/22/2017 12:12 am
Musselman -
So very sorry for the families loss. Gettysburg pa

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