She was born on Sept. 23, 1935, in Petersburg, the daughter of the late Kate Sites Ketterman.
Mrs. Mallow was a 1954 graduate of Petersburg High School and was also a graduate of the West Virginia Business College. She worked in various secretarial fields from 1956 to 1997.
She loved to attend church at a young age. She recalled walking to church in the Ridges of Petersburg and often said, “God has always been with me.”
She learned to sew and was known to sew her own clothing as well as her family’s. She was an avid gardener and loved to bless family, friends and businesses with her beautiful flowers. She took pride in cooking and enjoyed sharing her homemade pies with her family and was always searching for new recipes to share. Her passion in addition to her hobbies was living on her farm and taking long walks, seeking to find a new rock for her collection.
After the death of her husband, she became involved in the beef industry. One of her proudest achievements was receiving Potomac Valley District Farmer of the year award.
She was a proud member of the Republican committee, and she had served in various offices over the years.
On June 22, 1956, she married E. Paul Mallow, who preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1983.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory two sons, Jeff Mallow (Yvonne) of Brandywine and Brad Mallow (Kathy) of Cameron, North Carolina; a daughter, Lori Raines (Rick) of Franklin; six grandchildren, Stephen Mallow, Alyssa Mallow, Abby Beecher (Justin), Katherine Matagi (Travis), Brett Raines (Danielle), and Logan Raines; three step-grandchildren; Brandon Baudin (Jennifer), Brett Baudin (Chelsea) and Breana Burgess; five great-grandchildren; two nieces, Joyce and Darlene Ketterman; a nephew, Roger Ketterman; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Bert Ketterman; a sister-in-law, Alice Ketterman; a nephew, LeRoy Ketterman; and a great-niece, Peggy Ketterman.
A graveside service was held Dec. 22 at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery in Upper Tract.
Memorial donations be made to any Pendleton County Emergency Rescue Squad or the Mt. Hope Lutheran Church.
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