The Woodward News

Obituaries

May 10, 2013

Jo Ann Keltch

Woodward, Okla. — Jo Ann Keltch, 68 year old Sharon resident, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in the Woodward Regional Hospital.   Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013 in the South Persimmon Baptist Church with the Reverend Jay Custar and the Reverend Eddie White officiating.  Burial will follow in the South Persimmon Cemetery under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.  Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday,  May 10, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

 

Jo Ann (Gambill) Keltch was born on November 12, 1944 in Perry, Oklahoma to Lonnie Lester and Margaret Josephine (Folan) Gambill.  Jo Ann was reared in Perry and spent most of her childhood years there before her family moved to Liberal, Kansas.  She graduated from Liberal High School.  She attended college and graduated from Enid Business School.  Jo Ann was united in marriage to Thomas Grover Keltch on October 25, 1964 at the Crown Heights Baptist Church in Woodward, Oklahoma.  They made their first home in Woodward before moving to Sharon in 1971.  Jo Ann stayed at home with her children and raised them on the family farm.  She worked for Trego’s Western Wear Factory, Creative Circle Sewing Company, and she worked for 15 years at the Natural Resource Conservation Service before retiring.

 

Jo Ann was a member of the First Baptist Church of Vici.  She loved watching her grandchildren, church activities, and being with her family.

 

She is survived by her husband Tom Keltch of the home; one son, Charles Keltch and wife Reyna of Longdale; two daughters, Debra Keltch of Waynoka, Mary Jo Robertson and husband Rodney of Woodward; four grandchildren, Leslie Ann Chandler and husband Aaron, Jason Bence, Tawna Widney, Tammy Widney; one great-grandchild, Tatum Widney and Mila Rose Chandler who Leslie and Aaron are expecting in July; one brother Jerry “Buster” Gambill and wife Gaye of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one sister, Linda Haas and husband Harlie of Coldwater, Kansas; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Aletha Baker of Woodward, Jackie Hamill of Sharon, Shirley King and husband Floyd of Sharon, Bonnie Castor and husband Kenny of Woodward; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, mother-in-law, Leecy Keltch, father-in-law, Elmer “Jack” Keltch and her brother-in-law, Jim Hamill.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

 

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

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