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Ethel I (Cole) Besecker

April 28, 1933 ~ August 3, 2020 (age 87)

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Obituary

Ethel I Besecker, age 87, a resident of Rest Haven in Greenville died Monday, August 3, 2020 at the Hospice Unit at Wayne Hospital.  She was born April 28, 1933 in Wapokeneta to the late Roy Jackson & Lydia Irene (McKinley) Cole; retired from Hartzell Fan; a member of the Covington Church of the Brethren; enjoyed reading, quilting & word search puzzles.

Preceded in death by her parents; 2 great grandsons; brother, Seth Roy Cole; 3 sisters, Carolyn Boomershine, Rose Ellen Cecil & Helen Davis.

Ethel is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Merle Junior Besecker; 5 children, Nancy Fair (Jeff Blackburn) of East Lansing, MI, Kimberly Bivens of Piqua, Randy (Rhonda) Besecker of Covington, Pamela (Nathan) Harris of Hollansburg & Susan Sanslow of Richmond, KY; 13 grandchildren, Nicole Fair of Rockledge, FL, Christopher Fair of Lansing, MI, David (Ruth) Brandenburg of Greenville, Michael Brandenburg of Piqua, Mathew Besecker of Greenville, Amanda Ramsey of Union City, Rochele Besecker of Covington, Joshua (Shauna) Belt of Greenville, Jason (Michele) Belt of New Paris, Jacob Belt of Hollansburg, Tabitha Moore of New Madison, Dr. Tyler Sanslow of Boston, MA & Brandon (Kristin) Sanslow of Nashville, TN; 19 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Betty Ludwig of Farmland, IN & Ruth (Richard) Manson of Covington; & many other relatives & friends.

Merle & Ethel Besecker, combined Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 12 at 11 a.m. at Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington with Pastor Mike Yingst officiating.  Visitation to be held from 10 a.m. until time of service.  Interment of cremains following at Greenville Creek Cemetery.  If desired, memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice in Greenville.  Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 12, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home
160 N. High St.
Covington, Ohio 45318

Memorial Service
Saturday
September 12, 2020

11:00 AM
Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home
160 N. High St.
Covington, Ohio 45318

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