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Obituary: Doris T. Ketner, Columbus

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Doris T. Ketner, 98, formerly of Talley Road, died at 10:58 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Four Seasons Health Care Center.

Mrs. Ketner was a homemaker and a member of North Christian Church and Amaranth Class, as well as Nautilus Club, Country Club (Literary Club), the former AFE Bridge Club, and Rho Chapter of Kappa Kappa Sigma.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street with the Rev. Marcus D. Speer officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday  Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Born in Columbus June 24, 1914, Mrs. Ketner was the daughter of Paul P. and Maude Taylor Taylor. She married Edward A. Ketner Oct. 31, 1931, in Shelbyville, Ky. He preceded her in death in 1963.

Survivors include a son, Paul A. (Judy) Ketner of Columbus; daughters, J. Elaine Ketner of Columbus and D. Lynne Ketner of Hope; grandchildren, Nanci Patterson, C.J. Ketner, and Amy Gunn, all of Indianapolis, Matthew Snively of Carmel, Beth Snively, Molly Jenkins, and Steven Ketner, all of Columbus, Michael Ketner, Kristin Lykins, Wyatt Shannon and Lucinda Shannon, all of Hope, Reina Shannon of Louisville, Ky., and Garrett Shannon of West Lafayette; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Jonathan E. Ketner; a daughter-in-law, Sara Ketner;  a brother, J. Hugh Taylor; and three great-grandsons.

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