Marie Ketola1934 - 2013
The family of Marie Ketola announces with great sadness,
her unexpected death on November 15, 2013
from a heart attack. She peacefully went to The Lord
surrounded by family.
Marie came into the world January 30,1934 in Hamburg, Michigan
to her proud parents James and Lyla (Rickett) Ryan.
her first husband, William Cox and
second husband Reino Ketola.
The third of eight children, she is survived by:
Regina, James, Susan, Patricia and Dennis.
She was preceeded by Joseph and Emmet.
She lovingly raised five children, Daniel (Jeanie) Cox, Ronald Cox,
John (Debbie) Cox, Karen Harju, and Michelle (Dana) LaBar.
Marie was blessed with 12 grandchildren to love and spoil.
A genuine good old fashioned Mother and Grandmother who dispensed
her love of God and the good things in life to all she met, especially her
grandchildren. She loved to hold hands. “I am always with you, you
have held my Hand” Psalms 73:23 was a fact of life with Marie both
figuratively and Spiritually with her faith in God. With a twinkle in her
eye and a ready smile for all, Marie never met a stranger. She was proud
to be Irish and had the ready laughter that went with her curiosity of all
things good in life. Birds and chippies will mourn her as well as they
held a special place in her heart, marauding raccoons on the other hand
did not. They received a stern look and a poke with her cane.
Marie always whole heartily endorsed and supported whatever it was you
were interested in. Sadly she did not join the Red Hat Society. She was
invited to join by a few women who’s company she enjoyed. When she
found out there were two different groups she did not want to hurt the
feelings of anyone and did not accept either although she had a red dress
and hat in beautiful boxes displayed in her room. She will be missed
by many true friends and loving family here on earth but will rejoice
with many more in Heaven.
Godspeed and Thank you for being such a good and caring person.
Services will be held at 11:00, Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at
Westminster Presbyterian in Rogers City and at 2:00, Wednesday,
November 20, at Phillips Funeral Home in South Lyon.