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Obituary Archives   
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Frank W. Ketchum
...Frank W. Ketchum, age 97 of Clinton, died at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, October 6, 2014.
...Frank was born January 15, 1917 to George Watson Ketchum and Mary 'Ford' Ketchum of Independence. He graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1935. Frank married Ruth Land, and to this union a son, Frank D. was born. Ruth passed away November 20, 1946.
...In 1948, he married Bernice Van Akren Hale, who had a daughter Nancy, and to this union was born a son, Robert Van. The family lived in Independence for a few years before moving back to Pleasant Hill.
...Frank was in the Navy during WW II. He was a postal carrier in the 40s, operated a Kansas City streetcar, and drove a bus for Finley Shotwell bus line.
...In the early 60s Frank and Bernice started living and working in Unity Village. He was in charge of the vegetable garden, as well as, the rose garden. He later was in charge of room reservations. After retiring Frank and Bernice moved to Lake of the Ozarks where he had a large garden and also did wood carving and a lot of fishing. He was a devoted husband and father.
...Surviving Frank are two sons, Frank D. Ketchum and wife Glenda of Clinton, and Robert V. Ketchum and wife Jeanne of Excelsior Springs; a daughter, Nancy Davis of Clinton; grandchildren, Debra Ketchum of Austin, TX; Jeff Ketchum of Blue Springs; Rob Early of Rolla, and Jessica Ketchum of Las Vegas; great-grandchildren, Mitch and Mariah Ketchum of Blue Springs, Blake Bond of Austin, TX, and Blair and Jacob Early of Lincoln, NE; a great-great-granddaughter, Jaylee MaCauley of Lincoln, NE; and a brother, Robert Ketchum of Harrisonville.
...Preceding Frank in death were his parents; a brother, Walter Ketchum; a sister, Margaret Oesch; and a grandson, Todd Early.
...A Celebration of Life Service for Frank and his wife Bernice was October 11, 2014 at the Chapel of Consalus Funeral Home in Clinton.
...Donations may be made to Unity of the Lakes and left in care of Consalus Funeral Home, 209 S. 2nd St., Clinton, MO 64735. Condolences may be left online at
...Funeral was under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton.

Bruce A. McGillem
...Bruce A. McGillem, 63, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life October 11, 2014, at his home in Pleasant Hill. Arrangements are pending.  Service times and a complete obituary will be published in next week's edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and online at
...Arrangements by StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill. 

Bridget Jennifer
...Bridget Jennifer Parrott, infant daughter of Trey and Anne Parrott of Overland Park, KS, passed away October 6, 2014.
...She is survived by her parents, brother Henry, paternal grandparents, Roger and Connie Coldsnow of Roeland Park, KS and maternal grandparents, Mark and Mary Randall of Pleasant Hill.
...She was laid to rest at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Lenexa, Kans., on October 9, 2014.