Dorothy "Dot" L. Ketchum

Born on August 8, 1933

Departed on September 19, 2016 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Ketchum, Dorothy Lee Ballentine “Dot”, Age 83

September 19, 2016, preceded in death by parents: Edward Watson and Minnie Lee Ballentine; husband of 57 years: Malcolm Sidney “Bill” Ketchum; brother: James Edward Ballentine; and sister: Margaret Ballentine Sullenger.

Survived by daughter: Deborah Lynn Ketchum; and son: William David “Bill” Ketchum; and several nieces and nephews.

Dot graduated from West High School in 1951. She retired from Merrill-Lynch after 30 years of service. Along with her late husband, Bill, they helped organize the Nashville Fire Buffs Box 55, which provides rehab services to the Nashville Fire Dept. She was a member of Charlotte Heights Church of Christ. The family would like to thank the staff at the Lodge at Natchez Trace for all their love and care.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday, with the Celebration of Life Service at 11 a.m. on Friday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home.

5 Comments to Dorothy "Dot" L. Ketchum

  1. Debora Eckel
    September 20, 2016 7:43 pm

    My heart goes out to Bill and Debbie and all the family now this Angel can be with her love in heaven May God Bless the family. My heart and prayers are with you all Debbie Eckel

  2. April Eakes
    September 20, 2016 10:43 pm

    My prayers goes out to Bill, Debbie, and the family. I know this is so hard to go through so soon. We know they are in Heaven and looking down on all of you.

  3. Sandra Corbin
    September 21, 2016 9:21 am

    Dear Debbie, Bill and family:
    Your mother and dad did so much for so many while here on earth. Truly, they both did their best to exhibit God’s love and caring in all they did. Over the years we heard so many wonderful things about them related to the Nashville Fire Buffs Box 55. They are sadly missed. But, what a wonderful reunion they just had!
    Our love and prayers go out to each of you. May God wrap His arms around you and give you peace and comfort (as only He can).

    Sincerest sympathy,
    RJ [retired Firefighter] and Sandra Corbin

  4. Galina Kojeva
    September 21, 2016 2:18 pm

    Dear Deb and Bill,
    My sincere condolences for your loss. May your memories give you peace and comfort.
    Galina & Family

  5. Bonnie Strickland
    September 25, 2016 8:08 pm

    Dear Debbie , Bill and Family,
    God knows when it’s time to call his children home, and he’s chosen this time for your Mom and Dad..
    Please find peace in knowing that they are at rest, together. and remember the love and joyous times
    you shared .
    Bonnie and Robin Strickland

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