Ethel L. Walker (nee Thomas), 76, of Lorain, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at New Life Hospice Residential Center following a lengthy illness. She was born December 13, 1937 in Hagerstown, Maryland. Ethel lived in Indiana before coming to Lorain in 1965.
Ethel’s greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, William; her son, Jeff (Lisa) of Vermilion; her daughter, Rita (Tim) Dillon of Lorain; her grandchildren, Morgan and Matthew Walker, Jonathan (Amber) Kitchen and Kristin Kitchen; her great-grandchildren; Haley, Ryan, Katarina, Lindsey, Jon-Jon and Dominic; her brother, Richard (Dorothy) Thomas of Martinsburg, West Virginia; and her sisters, Cleo Rogers of Detroit, Michigan and Barb (Jim) Martin of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Mabel Thomas and several brothers.
The family will receive friends Friday, May 23, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst. Funeral service will be at 11 A.M., Saturday, May 24, 2014 in the funeral center. Reverend Rich Leseganich, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermilion, will officiate. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date in Ridge Hill Memorial Park.