Information for Rita Rose King Ketchum

7 November, 1928 - 3 December, 1995

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

5 December, 1995
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Rita Ketchum

    Rita Rose Ketchum, 67, of Caldwell, died Sunday, December 3, 1995, at home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Decem-ber 6, 1995, at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Don Hard-enbrook, Associate Pastor of Oregon Trail Church of God, Caldwell, will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Rita was born November 7, 1928, at Formosa, Arkansas, to Frank and Ader King.  She grew up in various areas of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.  She later married Kenneth F. Ketchum and they farmed at Checotah, Oklahoma.  In 1964, due to ill health they moved to Caldwell, Idaho.  They went to work for the J.R. Simplot Co. in 1965 and Rita retired after 26 years due to health problems.  Kenneth passed away in 1987.
    She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cathi and Steve Benoit; a grandson, Shane Benoit and his wife Michelle; a granddaughter, Shawna Benoit; 2 great grand-daughters, Myranda Dawn and Caitlyn LeAnn Benoit; a sister, Thelma Frazier of Checotah, Oklahoma; a brother, Earnest King of Teutopolis, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Rita also leaves behind many dear friends who meant a great deal to her and made her life special through the years.
    The family would like to thank all the special Hospice nurses and volunteers who made it possible for Rita to stay in her home to battle the cancer and be with those who loved her so much.
    The family suggests that memorials be made to the West Valley Medical Center's Hospice Program, 1717 Arlington, Caldwell, Idaho 83605.



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