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Ethel J. McMannes
October 8, 1936-July 4, 2022
ELKHART-Ethel J. McMannes, 85, received her independence from her earthly bonds, July 4, 2022, at Riverside Village in Elkhart. She was born October 8, 1936, in Traverse City, MI to Emmet & Azelea (Carmien) Armstrong.
Surviving are 3 children, Brenda Harter, Phyllis (Michael) Oliver, Bryan McMannes, 4 grandchildren, Aliesha Oliver, Dustin Oliver, Ethan Harter, Phillip Harter and 5 great-grandchildren, Calyb, Elouise, Zacheria, Octavia and Theadosia.
Ethel worked many jobs throughout her life including, G.L. Perry Variety Store, Elkhart General Hospital, several nursing homes in the area, and was also a caretaker for the mentally challenged. She was a woman that was strong in her faith and that reflection showed in her everyday life. She was a member of Fellowship of Hope for 6 years, Garfield Height Church of the Nazarene for over 20 years, while there she was a Missions Trip Program Director, member of S.O.L.O. and taught Sunday School Classes. Most recently she was a member of Jimtown Family Church of the Nazarene in Elkhart for over 10 years.
Ethel enjoyed reading, walking her dog, Lea, singing, attending social activities at Riverside Terrace, and adored children; especially babies. She will be remembered as a kind, giving individual with a wonderful sense of humor and a true heart of gold.
Per her wishes cremation will take place and a celebration of life service will be held Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at Jimtown Family Church of the Nazarene, 56773 Shore Ave, Elkhart, Indiana 46516.
Inurnment will take place Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens, 3575 Veterans Drive Traverse City, Michigan 49684.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Northeastern Indiana District of the Nazarene Missions International, 1950 S. 350 E. Marion, Indiana 46953.
Walley-Mills Zimmerman Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.