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Mildred Ellen Thurman Ethington, passed away peacefully Jan. 3, 2019. She had been ill, off-and-on, over the past two years, but this time it was more than she could overcome.
She was born on a farm near the town of Defoe in Henry County on Sept. 25, 1929. She attended Pleasureville High School where she graduated valedictorian of the class of 1947. She was accepted to the Kentucky Baptist School of Nursing in Louisville. She graduated, became a Registered Nurse and was the first college graduate in her family. She went on to work at Highlands Baptist Hospital and met Pauline Cornish who was her best friend for 66 years until Pauline passed away last February.
She met the love of her life in July 1953 and they were married three months later. They remained happily married for 53 years until he passed away in 2006.
She spent her life as a caregiver in her career as a nurse and also to many family members and friends throughout her lifetime.
She enjoyed many things including raising a garden, cooking, playing bingo, watching UK basketball and the Cincinnati Reds. Most of all, she enjoyed loving her grandchildren in any way she could.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Lucy Thurman; her sisters, Evelyn Mitchell, Virginia Clark and Betty Jo Royce; a nephew, Keith Royce; and her husband, Arthur Wilson Ethington.
She is survived by one granddaughter, Jordyn Ethington; six grandsons, Wilson and Wesley Ethington, Christian, Connor, Caleb and Samuel Clark; her son, Todd Ethington (Harolyn); all of her sisters are gone, but she is survived by her nephews, William Mitchell (Anita), Michael Clark (Becky) and Jerry Ethington (Kathy).
A service celebrating Mildred's life was held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Sholar Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Hosparus Health or Cedar Lake Lodge.
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Published in Henry County Local from Jan. 9 to Jan. 16, 2019