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Ethel (Murphy) Wilson

November 6, 1933 ~ November 15, 2017 (age 84)

  Ethel Wilson, 84, of East Jordan died Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey.

  She was born on November 6, 1933, in East Jordan, the daughter of Ervin, Sr. and Erma E. (Pinney) Murphy.  She graduated from East Jordan High School in 1951.  On September 29, 1952, in East Jordan, she married Merle Jack Wilson.  He died on March 29, 2015.

  Ethel was a member of the East Jordan United Methodist Church and spent many years volunteering.  She had also been a Girl Scout and Brownie leader.

  She enjoyed gardening, bowling and sewing.  She loved watching the kids play sports.

  She is survived by four children, Sandy (Robert) Forsman of Traverse City, Neal (Debbie) Wilson of East Jordan, Jill (Leston, Jr. “Chip”) Brown of Central Lake and Bradley (Kimberly) Wilson of Sparta; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; a sister, Shirley (Leon) Beal, of East Jordan; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Sherman, Ervin, Jr. and Gale L.

  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 12:00 Noon at the East Jordan United Methodist Church, 2017 Fourth Street, East Jordan.  Rev. Craig Pahl of the East Jordan United Methodist Church will officiate.

  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11:00 A.M. until service time.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the East Jordan United Methodist Church. Arrangements by the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc., East Jordan.


Charitable donations may be made to:

East Jordan United Methodist Church
201 Fourth Street, East Jordan MI 49727
Tel: 1-231-536-2161
Email: eastjordanumc@gmail.com



 Service Information

Memorial Visitation
Tuesday
November 21, 2017

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
East Jordan United Methodist Church
201 4th Street
East Jordan, MI 49727

Memorial Service
Tuesday
November 21, 2017

12:00 PM
East Jordan United Methodist Church
201 4th Street
East Jordan, MI 49727


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