Dana Lee Ketterling, 59, of Olathe, passed away on September 30, 2019 at Advent Health in Shawnee Mission, KS.
She was born on September 7, 1960 to Victor Agnew and Bea (Zinser) in Kansas City, KS.
Dana worked in the Chamber of Commerce industry for most of her forty-year career. She excelled at membership development efforts, working at the local chambers in Independence, MO, Springfield, MO and for twenty years at the Olathe, KS chamber. She most recently served for eight years as the Resource Development Officer for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives based in Alexandria, VA.
Dana was a bright star in her family’s lives and for the many people she encountered in her professional life, in her community and in the lives of her friends. Dana loved to connect people with needs to those with corresponding opportunities or resources. She forever strived to help people excel in their lives, impacting many with her high energy, optimism and integrity. She had that uncanny ability to “light up a room” for those she was around. Her legacy will include the many seeds she planted in lives that are still growing and yielding fruit by impacting their communities for the better. Dana enjoyed playing tennis with Jay and spending leisure time with her pet cats.
On April 8th, 2006, she married Jay Forrest Ketterling. Dana and Jay made their home in Olathe, KS. She was a member of College Church of the Nazarene and served on various boards of directors, including: Olathe Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, Olathe Salvation Army, Cypress Recovery in Olathe.
Dana is survived by her loving husband, Jay, her son Bryce J. Kendrick (Patrick Swezey), her mother Bea Mulcahy, her step-daughter, Lindsey K. Packingham (Elliott) and grandchildren, Bodie and Eva Packingham. She was preceded in death by her father, Victor Eugene Agnew; her sister, Sue Anne Agnew; stepfather, Patrick E. Mulcahy; great grandparents, G. George and Viola J. Zinser; Vic and Betty Agnew; and grandmother, Helen (Agnew) Landers.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 10:00 am at the College Church of the Nazarene, Olathe, KS, with visitation to follow until 1:00 pm.
Private burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Dana L. Ketterling Memorial Fund (to be used towards community outreach and service) or to the Great Plains ASPCA.
The family would like to express deepest appreciation to the dedicated physicians, nurses and medical staff at Advent Health of Shawnee Mission, KS and Olathe Health Physicians.