OTTAWA - Carol Jean Kettels, 70, of Ottawa, died at 4:49 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Jan. 25, 1943 in Toledo to the late Charles and Viola (Hohenbrink) Schreiber. On Sept. 15, 1962, she married Thomas Kettels who survives in Ottawa.
Carol is also survived by her children, Lisa Palte and Teresia Kline both of Ottawa, Norm (Danielle) Kettels of Jerry City, Jean (David) Maag and Tommie (Jen) Kettels, Jr. both of Columbus Grove; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three sisters, Jeanette (Earl) Schroeder of Glandorf, Elaine (Donald) Inkrott and Maryellen (Paul) Brickner both of Ottawa and two brothers, Gary (Barb) Schreiber of Columbus Grove and Kevin (Marty) Schreiber of Lima and a brother-in-law, Paul Bensman of Ottawa.
She is preceded in death by a sister, JoAnn Bensman and a brother and sister-in-law, Kenny (Judy) Schreiber.
Carol was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa. She was a homemaker and retired from working at Putnam Acres.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, with Fr. Matt Jozefiak and Deacon Don Inkrott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa.
Memorials may be given to the charity of donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed to: www.lovefuneralhome.com.