In memory of
Alma Kettenring Noel
Alma Noel, 94, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019, at her daughter's home in Pendleton, Indiana. She was born on July 26, 1924, in Scott County, Kentucky daughter of the late George Albert and Alma Koepke Kettenring.
Alma graduated from Great Crossing High School in Scott County, Kentucky, in May 1943 and went to work in the garment factory in Frankfort, Kentucky. She later moved to Anderson, living with an aunt, and worked at Linders Bakery. In 1944 she went to work at Delco Remy and retired with 35 years service. She was a member of Union 662. After retiring and missing her work friends she decided to start getting groups together. She got together with several groups monthly and they shared memories and retirement stories.
She was a member of the Pendleton Christian Church since April 1946, serving as a Sunday school teacher and deaconess. Alma made several bus trips with her sister Irene and the homemakers in Kentucky. She also drove herself to Kentucky many times to visit her parents and family.
In 2003 she joined the Glamorous Gadabout Red Hats. She enjoyed attending Friday Club, playing euchre and being an avid IU, Pacers and Colts fan. She enjoyed going antiquing with her daughter and would travel throughout Indiana and surrounding states.
More than anything, though, she enjoyed being a friend to many. She had many good friends over the years; she played cards, went shopping and out to eat with them. She loved to send cards and often included inspirational cards that she colored.
Preceding her in death were her parents and brothers John, James, Frank, George, and Leo Kettenring, sister Clara Mae Kettenring Harpole and the love of her life, her husband, Clyde Noel. They were married only 20 short years before he went home to heaven.
Survivors include her daughter Nancy Noel, sisters Irene Kettenring of Georgetown, Kentucky, Emma Carey of Middlesboro, Kentucky and Eunice (Earl) Searcy of Frankfort, Kentucky, and many nieces and nephews. She leaves behind many dear and beloved friends who she cherished.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pendleton Historical Museum, P.O. Box 345, Pendleton, Indiana 46064.
Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, 211 E. State St., Pendleton, Indiana 46064. Services will be on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Michael Canada officiating. Burial will follow in Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton, Indiana.
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