Marceline “Marcie” Denise (Ford) Ketonou was born in Mtn. View, Missouri, on September 14, 1969 to Robert and Mary Ruth Ford. She departed this life at her home in Springfield, Missouri, on May 13, 2019, after a short but fierce battle with cancer. She was 49 years old at the time of her passing.
Marcie attended school in Cabool, Missouri, where she graduated in 1987. After graduating, she attended Southwest Missouri State University in West Plains. She later attended and graduated from Vatterott College in Springfield, Missouri. Marcie had been employed with Acme Brick in Springfield for the last 22 years. She treasured her work family she had there over the years.
Marcie was married later in life, and on May 4, 2005, she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Kekelie Mae Ketonou. She was the absolute light of Marcie’s life. Nothing made Marcie happier than being a mom and spending time with her daughter. She enjoyed attending all of her school functions – ballgames, band concerts, etc. She was so proud of the amazing and talented young lady she is becoming.
Marcie enjoyed all genres of music. In her younger days, the bands Alabama and Sawyer Brown were a couple of favorites. Many road trips with friends were made to attend concerts. She also enjoyed cooking and was very creative in the kitchen and could make anything taste good. She enjoyed dining out with family and friends. She enjoyed reading and movies. She liked to travel and explore our country every chance she had. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and her friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Ford, in June of 1974.
She is survived by her mother, Mary Ruth Ford Barnhart, and her daughter, Kekelie Mae Ketonou, of the home; her brother, Brett Ford and his family of Fordland, Missouri; and many other family members, friends and co-workers that will miss her so much.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Springfield. Everyone is welcome to attend and share their stories and memories.