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Joan Ketterbaugh Childres

October 31, 1938 ~ February 11, 2021 (age 82)


Joan Ketterbaugh Childres, 82, of Macon, Georgia, passed away on February 11, 2021.  Due to COVID precautions, a private family service will be held graveside at Middle Georgia Memory Gardens.

Joan was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louse Ketterbaugh and the widow of Stanley Childres. Joan was a life-long resident of Macon and nearby communities and graduated from Miller High School in 1957. Joan was a life-long resident of Macon and graduated from Miller High School in 1957. After a 30-year career as a civil servant at Robins AFB, she immediately immersed herself in bridge, square dancing, and genealogy. She happily told everyone, “With so much to do, I don’t know how I had time for a full-time job.” 

Joan was a member of Macon’s 1800 Dance Club, a volunteer genealogist, and member of numerous lineage-based membership service organizations including (but not limited to) Daughters of the American Colonists and American Revolution, First Families of Georgia, Sons and Daughters of Pilgrims, and Magna Charta.

She is survived by her two daughters, Missy Patrick, (Sharon Gridley) and Robyn Patrick; her grandson, Ramsey Johnson; her brother, Joe Ketterbaugh; several cousins, including Nancy Claxton; and many friends. She is also survived by her precious canine companion, Roscoe, and her parrots, Buddy and Molly.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All About Animals (a no-kill dog and cat rescue and placement organization), 101 Riverside Dr, Macon, GA 31201 or the Washington Memorial Library Genealogy & Archives, 1180 Washington Ave, Macon, GA 31201.

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Hart’s on Cherry Street, Hart's Mortuary and Cremation Center, 765 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201 has charge of the arrangements.

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Private Graveside Service

Middle Georgia Memory Gardens
3225 Joycliff Rd.
Macon, GA 31211


All About Animals
101 Riverside Drive, Macon GA 31201

Washington Memorial Library Genealogy & Archives
1180 Washington Ave, Macon GA 31201

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