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Official Obituary of

Ethel Irene (Mowery) McDonald

March 19, 1942 ~ April 8, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Ethel McDonald Obituary

Ethel Irene ‘Granny’ McDonald, 81, of Linton, Indiana, went to Heaven peacefully on Saturday, April 8, 2023, after spending the last few days with loving family by her side at her home. She was born on March 19, 1942, in Linton, the 12th of 14 children born to William Henry ‘Bill’ and Clara Belle (Cooksey) Mowery. Ethel married Lester S. ‘Tuffy’ McDonald on May 27, 1960. After his passing, she married George Griffith on December 23, 2012.

Ethel was a member of the Blessed Hope Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a great Godly example of a wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and playing games. Ethel loved spending time caring for her flowers and watching hummingbirds from her porch. The thing that gave her the greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

Family left to cherish the memories of Ethel include: one son, Brad (Susan) McDonald of Newberry; four daughters, Kim (Bob) Ross of Linton, Kris (Ed) Pruett of Surprise, AZ, Karla (Bill) English of Dugger and Katrina (Tony) Parrish of Boonville; fourteen grandkids, Matt (Haley) McDonald, Derrick (Tara) McDonald, Misti McDonald Bish, Blake (Kayla) McDonald, Daniel (Kami) Ross, Bethany Ross, Michael (Cassie) Ross, Joshua (Kelsea) Ross, Hannah (Khaxil) Stewart, Liz (Kyle) Harrod, Abby (Ryan) Tharp, Katie (Joshua) Irvin, Kaylee (James) Bullock and Kelsey Parrish; thirty great-grandchildren, Shaelynn (Philip), Dominick, Kara, Sierra, Angela, Jade, Adaline, Weston, Kalib, Pacey, Emarae, Gavin, Camryn, Braxtyn, Aiden, Carter, Raelynn, Bentley, Coleson, Maverick, Payton, Sophia, Taelyn, Everly, Graesyn, Annabelle, Silas, Olivia, Cassidy and Myles; two great-great-grandchildren, Baby McCraney (Due in July) and Ava Grace; one brother, Elmer (Linda) Mowery of Worthington; sisters, Marcella McDonald of Linton and Carolyn White Guesman of Punta Gorda, FL; sister-in-law, Gloria Mowery of Dugger; special friend, Leann Flynn of Worthington. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Tuffy McDonald and George Griffith; brothers, William ‘Ceph’, Jim, Frank, and Carroll Ray Mowery; sisters, Helen Acord, Edna Rhoten, Martha Mae Summerville, Mary Jane Yates, Ina Cardinal, and Effie Smiley.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton with Pastor Jerry Ross officiating. Ethel will be laid to rest at Walker Cemetery in Jasonville.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, April 11 and from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM on Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank NP Linda Swango, Dr. Nripesh Pradhan, the caring staff at DaVita Dialysis Center in Evansville and Intrepid Healthcare and Hospice for all the care and support they provided.

Arrangements and care have been entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Homes, Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton. Online condolences and memories may be sent to the family at www.andersonpoindexter.com.

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April 11, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Anderson Poindexter Chapel

April 12, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Anderson - Poindexter Chapel, Linton

Funeral Service
April 12, 2023

11:00 AM
Anderson - Poindexter Chapel, Linton


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