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Ethel M. Spade

December 28, 2012
Lewistown Sentinel

RICHFIELD - Ethel M. Spade, 86, of McAlisterville, died at 5:35 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Richfield Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born on March 18, 1926, in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Mabel (Eichman) Hood. On Sept. 16, 1942, she married her late husband, Paul L. Spade, with whom she shared nearly 65 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on April 29, 2007.

Surviving are: her children, Robert P. Spade and his wife, Nancy, of McAlisterville, Carol Brosius, of Mount Pleasant Mills, and Brenda Bassler and her husband, Kenneth, of McAlisterville; one brother, Richard Hood, of Richfield; one sister, Marian Foltz, of Richfield; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Three brothers, Gerald Hood, Norman Hood and Harold Hood, and one son-in-law, John Brosius, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Spade was a member of the Turkey Valley United Methodist Church, Millerstown.

In addition to helping her husband, Paul, on their farm, she was at one time employed by Maple Lawn Associates and later by the Richfield Shirt Factory before retiring from the East Salem Manufacturing Co., in 1988.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with Pastor Jerald Knouse officiating. Interment will follow in the Richfield Union Cemetery, Richfield.

A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday, at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Spade's memory to the Turkey Valley United Methodist Church, 13606 state Route 235, Millerstown, PA 17062.

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