Ethel Bonitz-Welz-Kinnie, Lake Ariel, passed away Thursday night at home after an illness.|
She was the widow of her 1st husband Ed Bonitz, her 2nd husband John Welz and her 3rd husband Lloyd Kinnie.
Born 1925, Harrison, New Jersey she was the daughter of the late Edward J and Florence Martin Callaghan.
She was a member of the LaAnna United Methodist Church.
Prior to her retirement she was the co-owner of the Rosemary Inn in Narrowsburg, New York and had also worked as a caregiver until she was 85. Ethel was an active member of the Hamlin Senior Center and was involved with Curves for many years.
Ethel loved to sing and dance. She also loved to crochet and sew, always making sure her babies had hats and scarfs to keep them warm.
Surviving are daughters Betty Oppelt and her husband Clifford of Canadensis, Eleanor Myers and her husband Fred of Lake Ariel, Rita Welz of Manhattan, New York Penny Rose of West Virginia and Mulle Welz Noorlan of Texas; a son Carl Bonitz and his wife Bette of Bloomingburg, New York; nine grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Ethel was preceded in death by a grandson Keith; sisters Florence and Barbara; brothers Billy, Edward and Patrick
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the James Wilson Funeral Home 143 Gravity Rd. Lake Ariel with services by Rev. Anthony Grecco, pastor of the LaAnna United Methodist Church.
Friends may call Monday from 4-7 p.m.
Interment, Salem Cemetery, Hamlin.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice 38 N. Main St. Pittston, Pa. 18640.
For directions, to share a memory of to leave a condolence please visitwww.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Wayne Independent on May 31, 2014