Pearl Jacqulyn Ketchmark | Obituary


November 12, 1938 – April 8, 2022

MINONK – Pearl Jacqulyn “PJ” Ketchmark, 83, of Minonk, died at 10:05 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2022, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Roanoke.

PJ was born November 12, 1938 in Alton, Illinois, the daughter of Loyd E. and Pearl A. Teipel Davis. She married Thomas D. Ketchmark Sr. on August 12, 1961, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Minonk. He died on December 28, 2006.

Survivors include their three daughters: Colleen (Wayne) Weber, Christie (Randy) Ruestman and Cindy (Craig) Meyer, all of Minonk; and nine grandchildren: Morgan (Rick) Koehler, Jordan (Jon) Meyer, Trent (Tracy) Ruestman, Cody (fiancé Brittney Burkett) Weber, Logan (Sammy) Weber, Abby Jo Weber, Zach Meyer, Nick Meyer and Kenzie Meyer . Eleven great-grandchildren also survive.

She was predeceased by her husband; his parents; a son, Thomas D. Jr. in 2017; one brother, Donald A. Davis; one sister, Louise Medlin; and a granddaughter, Lindsay Weber.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2022 at Ruestman Harris Funeral Home, Minonk. Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at the funeral home followed by interment at Minonk Twp. Graveyard. Deacon Joe Knapp will officiate. To observe Holy Week while honoring PJ’s Catholic beliefs, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Minonk, where PJ was a member. Franciscan friars will officiate.

PJ taught grade 5 in Roanoke for two years, kindergarten in Minonk-Dana-Rutland for 21 years, then Fieldcrest for a year, before retiring in 1993.

Her family would especially like to thank the staff of the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Home and VITAS Hospice for the excellent care provided to their mother.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family for distribution to YP’s many charities. Online tributes and condolences can be made at


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