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ETHEL I. FICHTNER, 88, of Meleware Apartments, Hyndman, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.
She was born on July 30, 1922, in Hyndman; she was a daughter of the late Daniel Wesley and Martha E. (Hosselrode) Shipley.
On May 1, 1940, she married Ray W. Fichtner. He preceded her in death on January 18, 2005. She is also preceded in death by a son, Robert L. “Bob” Fichtner in 2007.
She is surviving a son, Ray W. Bill Fichtner, Jr. and wife Carolyn (Carpenter), New Hope, Alabama; daughter-in-law, Roxanna (Bohn), Buffalo Mills; four grandchildren, Joel Fichtner and wife Carla, Shawn Fichtner and wife Dinah all of Alabama, Robert Fichtner Jr. and wife Laurie, Buffalo Mills, Stacy Imler and husband Shane, Bedford; nine great grandchildren, Tanner and Trent Fichtner, Alexis and Raquel Imler, Regan Fichtner, Kelly Hill, Allison Harris, Brody and Seth Fichtner; and a great great granddaughter, Ryleigh Hil.
She is also survived by a loving sister, Mary Browning, Painesville, OH; sisters-in-law, Hazel V. Bush, Hyndman, Jean A. Lloyd, Frostburg, MD, and Carolyn Fichtner, Louisville, KY
Ethel was a member of 1st Avenue United Methodist Church and enjoyed Bible study and being with her friends. She worked for various organizations in Hyndman and in later years volunteered for the Hyndman Londonderry Public Library.
She was a compassionate and loving person and enjoyed giving gifts of love through knitting and crocheting. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were all so special to her. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence Street, Hyndman on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Lance Tucker officiating.
Interment will follow at Palo Alto Hilltop Cemetery, Hyndman.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hyndman Londonderry Public Library, PO Box 733, Hyndman, Pa 15545 or Hyndman United Methodist Church, PO Box 609 Hyndman PA 15545.