James Vernon Ketcham, age 67, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, March 1, 2014, with his loving family at his side.
Jim was born March 20, 1946, in Gladstone, the son of Edward and Violet (Trentin) Ketcham. He was raised in Gladstone and was a graduate of the Gladstone High School. In May of 1967, Jim was united in marriage to the former Betty Lucier and together the couple made their home and raised their family, in Gladstone. Jim was employed at Harnischfeger for nineteen years. He later owned and operated