Thursday, March 29, 2007

Johnnie Louise Bower Ketaily passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2007, in her home in West Hills, Calif. She was the daughter of Austin and Robbie Elizabeth (Towe) Bower. She was born May 13, 1925, in Cassville and was a Cassville High School graduate, class of 1943.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George Sitter in 1955, and her husband Edward C. Ketaily in December 2004, and a sister Roetta Jane Thompson in December 2006.

Survivors include: two sons, Frank Austin and his wife, Gloria, of Caliente, Calif., Michael Edward and his wife, Brandi, of Newbury Park, Calif.; two daughters, Gloria Beth and her husband Gerald, of Simi Valley, Calif., and Deborah Louise and her husband, Charlie, of Porter Ranch, Calif.; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim Bower and his wife, Mona, of Cassville.

She was an active member of the Woodland Hills Christian Church Senior Friends, the West Hills Garden Club and a member of the Eastern Star.

Memorial services were held Friday, March 23 at the Gates-Kingsley-Gates Mortuary in Canoga Park, Calif., with Pastor Greg Daum officiating. Burial was at the Oak Wood Cemetery in Chatsworth, Calif.