Ethel Mae Kendall
Ethel Mae (Hunter) Kendall, 88, passed away quietly in her home on Nov. 30, 2019, following an extended illness.
She was born Feb. 18, 1931, in Middletown, to Clinton and Esta (Bowers) Hunter. She was a 1949 graduate of Middletown High School, worked for Delco Remy Division, and later was a cook in the Middletown School System. After retiring from the school, she babysat in her home for many children, was a talented seamstress, an incredible cook, and a loving Gran to her beloved grandchildren.
She married Paul Kendall on Feb. 19, 1955, and resided in the Middletown area her entire life. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed camping at Barbee Lake, spending time with her family, crocheting, and watching the Indiana Pacers.
She is survived by her husband, Paul; daughters, Teena Myers (Steve), Denise Reddington (Thom), Penny Lockhart (Brian); grandchildren, Lindsey Lowder (Sam), Mandy Manship (Mark), Laura Myers-Broadnax (Randy), Ashlee Drysdale (Aaron), Meghan Reddington, Stephanie Goodson (Aaron), Seth Reddington (Katie), Kayla Woodward (Peter), and Shelby Lockhart; bonus granddaughter, Fernanda Gorostieta Lavalle; sister, Ivy Hochstedler; sisters-in-law, Diane Hunter and Mary Helen Elsworth (Keith); 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Wilbur Hunter, William Hunter, and Dallas Hunter; two sisters, Mary Banks and Natha Lee Burlison.
Her family would like to extend sincere gratitude to Lou Fites, Courtney Swenk, Home Instead Agency, and St. Vincent Hospice.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 118 S. Fifth St., Middletown, with Dr. Philip C. Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery, Middletown.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the services.
Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent's Hospice and the Middletown Food Pantry.
Online guestbook at: www.ballardandsons.com.
Published on December 3, 2019

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