Carolyn Nell Ketelle, 83, of Amarillo, TX passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020.
Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, September 24, 2020, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Burial will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Ketelle was born June 20, 1937, to Sam and Nina Wheat in Brownwood, Texas. Throughout her adolescence, she excelled academically. She carried the determination and standards of excellence with which she approached her studies with her, applying them to every area of her life.
On April 5, 1957, she married Jay Ketelle and they remained inseparable until his death in 2015. Over the course of nearly six decades, the couple was active in their community, most notably as members of Paramount Baptist Church. One of her great passions was missionary work and she traveled all over the world to countries as diverse as Brazil, Hong Kong, France, Spain, and Germany spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. For over a decade she also led a Bible study as part of Paramount’s English as a Second Language program.
Carolyn was a homemaker who loved to cook food and entertain guests in her home. She was a loving mother who raised four children and an exceptional friend who was always there for anyone who needed a hand. She saw the best in others and was always kind to those she crossed paths with. She loved many and was loved by many, all of whom will miss her very much. Her legacy will live on in the lives of those she showed love to along the way.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jay on March 28, 2015. She is also preceded in death by her brother Sammy, son David and daughter Donna.
Survivors include her sister Sharon of Lubbock, TX; brother Harold of Dallas, TX; two sons, Don Ketelle and wife Lori of Bushland, TX, and Buddy Ketelle of Lufkin, TX; and two grandchildren, Josh and Travis.
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