Ethel Ann Sloas, 69, passed away on June 8, 2015 at her home with her family by her side.
Ethel was born to Ernest and Dorothy (Oliver) Eldridge on May 15, 1946 in Sandy Hook, Kentucky.
She married James Sloas on July 18, 1966 in West Liberty, Kentucky. They raised their three daughters together and remained married until his death in 2004.
Ethel worked for several factories over the years. She retired from Henman Engineering in 2008.
Ethel loved the outdoors. She especially enjoyed gardening and fishing.
Survivors include her two daughters, Pamera Richardson (husband, William), and Cindy Darnell (husband, Chris); six grandchildren, Dorothy Elsworth (husband, Nathan), Annmarie Richardson, Julie Fox, Steven Fox (wife, Michelle), Jessica Darnell, and Jack Darnell; three great-grandchildren, Zachary Mueller, Isabella Drury, and Addison Jahnz; a sister, Ruby Fraley (husband, Carl); a sister-in-law, Effie Alexander, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; a loving friend, Dave Mendenhall and a faithful fur companion, Mimi.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; a daughter, Joyce Ann Collier; siblings, Thelma Eldridge, Ellis Eldridge, Bennie Eldridge, Leonard Eldridge, Patsy Cook, Brenda Warner, and Linda Eldridge, and a brother-in-law, Floyd Cook.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory, Muncie.
Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday from 11:00 until service time.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.watersfuneralhomes.com.