By writer to www.poncacitynews.com
Stanley Ray (Stan) Ketcher, 73, of Ponca Metropolis, was raised as much as be together with his Lord on Easter morning, April 12, 2020, in Oklahoma Metropolis below the care of devoted medical doctors and nurses at Integris Hospital. A Celebration of Life Service will happen at a later date.
Stan was born on July 29, 1946, in Stilwell, Oklahoma to Noah and Tempie Ketcher, and was the subsequent to youngest of eight kids. He grew up within the space and graduating from Stilwell Excessive Faculty. He then furthered his training at Northeastern State Faculty graduating with a BA in Accounting in 1967. After commencement, he accepted a proposal from Conoco and moved to Ponca Metropolis. Quickly thereafter Uncle Sam invited him to service within the Military. He served most of his time in Manheim, Germany earlier than returning to Ponca Metropolis and Conoco. There he met and married his endlessly love, Joyce Royster on August 18, 1972, at Neighborhood Christian Church in Ponca Metropolis. They had been married for almost 48 years and had been blessed to boost their household right here.
After Stan retired from Conoco Phillips in 2002, he entered the second section of his life: volunteering. For almost 12 years, Stan helped with submitting tax returns on the Ponca Metropolis Library by means of the AARP program. As well as, he started one among his favourite “jobs” with Habitat for Humanity serving to construct properties for many who wanted a hand up. He loved working with the remainder of the volunteer crew a lot and had many laughs and tales to inform when he would come house. For a number of years he served on the Rural Water District Board serving as president for the previous couple of years by means of current. He was additionally one of many “Tuesday Guys” at his church which is a bunch of males who meet on Tuesdays and assist with odd jobs across the church.
In 2008, Stan was recognized with autoimmune hepatitis which first affected his liver and ultimately his kidneys. He was placed on each transplant lists in 2011. On December 21, 2015 he acquired the best reward of his life, a double transplant of liver and kidney via the Nazih Zudi Transplant Heart, Baptist Integris Hospital in Oklahoma Metropolis. Due to this reward of life, Stan was an enormous supporter of organ donation by means of Life Share Oklahoma.
Stan was most proud in his lifetime of his kids and the added bonus they introduced into his life: his 5 grandchildren. He additionally dearly beloved household get togethers together with his siblings and large prolonged household. He beloved working in his yard, generally till after darkish when Joyce must marvel what he may see on the market. Stan was an avid OU soccer fan. Though most individuals thought he was a quiet particular person, they weren’t current in the lounge when he would yell on the TV throughout tense video games. He dearly beloved his church and church household, serving wherever he felt he was known as.
Stan will likely be sorely missed by his household. These left to cherish his reminiscence are his spouse, Joyce, of the house; son, Brandon Ketcher and his spouse, Kasi, of Bixby, OK; daughters, Kory Sokolosky and her husband, Chevis, of Tulsa, OK, Kimberly Ketcher of Melbourne, FL; grandchildren, Ryan Ketcher, Arin Ketcher, Aiden Sokolosky, Eli Sokolosky and Harper Sokolosky; brother, Donald Ketcher and his spouse, Bett, of Del Metropolis, OK; sisters, Virginia Hummingbird and Sue Hummingbird, each of Stilwell, OK; Wynema Bean and her husband, Alfred, of St. Louis, MO in addition to quite a few nieces and nephews. He was preceded in demise by his mother and father, two brothers, Jay and Waite, one sister, Tina and three brothers in regulation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations could also be made to the First Christian Church, 210 N fifth St, Ponca Metropolis, OK 74601 or to Ponca Metropolis Habitat for Humanity,
Preparations are below the course of Trout Funeral Residence. Messages of condolence could be despatched to www.troutfuneralhome.com.