REV. J. W. KETTLE DIED SATURDAY
Rev. J. W. Kettle, well known central Illinois Methodist minister, died Saturday night at Passavant hospital in Jacksonville. He had been ill about two months. Mr. Kettle's last pastorate was at New Salem, but he was well known in Morgan county having been pastor, for several years, of Providence church near Franklin. His acquaintance was extended by his activity in fraternal orders, he being a Mason and Knight of Pythias.
Funeral services were held at Centenary M. E. church in Jacksonville Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. George L. Losh of Beardstown officiating, assisted by Rev. F. M. Rule, of Jacksonville. Interment was in Providence cemetery at Franklin, the services at the grave being in charge of the Masonic lodge.(Jacksonville Journal)
There was no “guess for her dying pillow.” She met her “Pilot face to face when she crossed the bar.”
Funeral services were held at Durbin church Sunday afternoon in charge of Rev. J. W. Kettle and Rev. F. M. Rule. Interment was in Providence cemetery.(Franklin Times, May 1922)