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Ethel Jean Town

Ethel passed away Friday morning June 12th at Rose Arbor Hospice Care Facility in Kalamazoo after a short illness. Ethel was born in Climax Township, December 30, 1938 to Glenn and Mildred (Simmons) Forney. Ethel attended Climax-Scotts School and graduated in 1956. After graduation, she worked many years at the Shakespeare Company, Wes-Tab Office Supplies, and most recently at Wal-Mart, a job she dearly loved. In 1957 she was united in marriage to Clifford Town, in Angola Indiana. Ethel was a long time member of Elmwood Temple #88 Pythian Sisters of Scotts. Ethel loved People and "swapping tales" about almost anything with everyone. She is survived by a son Dwight, brothers Gordon, Bryant (Nila), and John (Carol) Forney, grand-sons; Jeremiah (Claire), and Dwight "D J" (Lynelle) Town, and five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband Clifford Town, her parents Glenn and Mildred Forney, sisters Mildred "Leona" Tripp, and Bethel M Lindsey. In accordance with Ethel's wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends and family are invited to attend an informal burial on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 10:00am at Harrison Cemetery in Climax Township. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo. While visiting Ethel’s webpage at www.avinkcremation.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family. The family is being assisted by the Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand Schoolcraft, MI 49087 (269-679-5622).

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Guestbook

I will miss ethel. Im sorry for loss Dwight. I loved talking with her in break room at Walmart. She said lawn and garden was second home when she wasnt being a cashier upfront of the store. She was always willing to do other things when not checking people out for their groceries. I loved listening to her complain about the young cashiers .

stefanie frizzell Jun 19 2020 2:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethel Town

Rene Szostek Jun 15 2020 11:04 PM

Ethel was a very special friend to me. We had shared so many stories. She was great to work with always busy and so helpful I treasure our memories. Sad to have to say good bye Im praying for her family with such a deep loss

carol diller Jun 14 2020 5:11 PM

It was nice working with her at Walmart#5280.She was a sweet woman and nice to talk to. I send my condolences and prayers to the family.

Kathlean Liggett Jun 14 2020 1:16 PM

What a wonderful woman! What a wonderful family, sorry for your loss. Ethel was an amazing woman, great role model! Thanks for some great memories youll be greatly missed!

beth ann Jun 14 2020 10:21 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethel Town

beth ann Jun 14 2020 10:17 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethel Town

Jason and Jennifer Hays Jun 14 2020 9:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethel Town

Sally F. Kohler Jun 14 2020 9:11 AM

I was so sorry to hear about Ethal. I worked with her in the past at Walmart. I loved her. She was so fun to work with. She loved everyone!! Super lady!!

Lisa Gibson Storteboom Jun 14 2020 8:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethel Town

Nancy Garratt Vanderveen Jun 14 2020 1:00 AM

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