Obituary for Jean B. Ketcham

Jean B. Ketcham, Extension Agent

Warsaw – Jean B. Ketcham, 66 of 84 Butternut St, Wyoming County Agricultural Extension agent for 23 years, died Saturday July 8, 1978 at home after a brief illness.

 Mr. Ketcham received the distinquished service award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents in 1959.  During his tenure as agent, potato production in Wyoming County grew to a $3 million business.  He was secretary of the United Potato Growers Association and a member of the State Association of County Agricultural Agents.

 Mr. Ketcham also belonged to the Agents Association, Fair Board, Conservation Association,  4H Youth and Hunter Training Programs and the Sportsman Federation of Youth Programs.

 He was a graduate of Geneva High School and Cornell University and did graduate work at Michigan State University.

 Surviving are his wife, the former Margeret Powers, a daughter, Mrs. Douglas Firman of Springfield VA; two sisters, Kathleen Ketcham of Coral Cables Fla and Ada F….(overlap of pages) of Seneca Castle, NY and .. grandchildren.

 Funeral services will be at 9 am Tuesday in the ..Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Ithaca.

From the files of Margaret Hodnett, former Town Historian, Hume, NY.  Graciously loaned to our website by Judy Hodnett of Centerville, NY.