Cody Ketterman, 91, a resident of Elkins and a former resident of Pickens, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 13, 2012, in Hospice Care Regional In-Patient Center.
He was born July 7, 1921, at Harman, a son of the late Jason Aaron Ketterman and Hazel White Ketterman.
On June 29, 1957, at Pickens, he was married to the former Rosie Ann Sneberger, who survives.
Also surviving are three brothers, John Ketterman of Oregon, Gerald Ketterman of Missouri, and Lindsey Ketterman of Ohio; and three sisters, Dortha Tongue of Maryland, Eva Foy of Ohio, and Retta Mugnano of Fairmont. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceding him in death were four brothers, Fred Ketterman, Jason Arron Ketterman Jr., Howard George Ketterman and Paul Ketterman; and five sisters, Martha and Freda Ketterman, Sarah Goss, Josephine Ricker and his twin sister, Flody Johnson.
Mr. Ketterman served in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp Bowers located at Pickens where he met his wife. He also served in the United States Army during World War II and participated in the Invasion of Normandy. He was awarded European-African-European Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Service Stars, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and World War II Victory Metal. He had worked as a coalminer until his retirement. He, with Rosie and her sister, Helen, operated the family sheep and cattle farm at Pickens. He was a musician and played music at local events with members of his family. He was a member of American Legion Post 122 of Pickens, National Rifle Association and a life-member of Beech Mountain Sportsman Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Pickens.
Friends may call from 10:15 a.m. until 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Pickens. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Fr. Ron Nikodem, SM as the Presider. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery at Pickens where full military rites will be accorded by members of the West Virginia National Guard Honor Guard Program, H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Pickens Volunteer Fire Department, in care of Charles Dulaney, P.O. Box 75, Pickens, WV 26230. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Cody Ketterman. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.