Elsie Ketchem
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Obituary of Elsie M. Ketchem

Elsie M. Ketchem, age 78, a resident of Mansfield Place and a former resident of Chestnut St. Philippi passed away Wednesday January 2, 2019. Elsie was born January 9, 1940 in Oakhill, WV, a daughter of the late Raymond and Louise (Epperly) Poff.  Elsie was twice married first to her former husband Edwin H. Holbert who survives at Belington, secondly to William Ketchem who survives at Belington. Also surviving-

Four children, Dawn Carey and husband Mark of Moatsville

Sherri Hixson of Dumfries, VA

Scott Holbert of Philippi

Edwin Holbert Jr. of Spotsylvania, VA


Six sisters, Linda Johnson

Vicki Morris

Barbara Myers

Sherry Davis

Joetta Armstrong

Ruth Delozier


Two brothers, Richard Poff

Donnie Poff and wife Gloria


Six grandchildren, Chelsea Sturm, Mark Carey II, Stephanie Hixson, Courtney Holbert, Haleigh Hixson, and Marissa Carey


Three great-grandchildren, Izabella Martinez, Izaac Nevins, Makenna Carey


Elsie was a homemaker and had also worked in the Coal Mines for Kitt Energy.  She loved tending to her flower gardens, enjoyed watching the WVU Mountaineers, listening to country music, and was a NASCAR fan, always cheering on her favorite drive Dale Earnhardt.


Elsie request for cremation will be honored.