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Ethel J. (McNamara) (Wilson) Moore

March 27, 1924 ~ June 25, 2020 (age 96)

Obituary

     Ethel J. (Wilson) Moore, 96, of Elsie, MI, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Pathway Home of Elsie.

     Funeral Services will be held at Lakeview Cemetery, 920 Roosevelt Street, Howell, MI 48843 on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor Mike Harris officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 2-5 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie, MI.  There will also be visitation from 12:00 Noon until time of the service at the cemetery. 

     Ethel was born in Howell, MI on March 27, 1924, the daughter of John H. and Jesse (Sharp) McNamara. She attended nursing school at Harper Hospital and became a Registered Nurse. Ethel married William E. Wilson on February 7, 1947 in Howell, MI; he passed away on March 16, 1999.  She married Archie J. Moore on May 10, 2003 at Elsie United Methodist Church, Elsie, MI; Archie passed away on September 12, 2011.

     She collected buttons, thimbles and sewing accessories, among many other things. Ethel enjoyed arranging flowers for her church altar and shut-ins. She was a member of the Elsie United Methodist Church and she taught Sunday school classes and vacation bible school for many years. She was involved in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts as a den mother and leader. Ethel was a Rosie the Riveter at Willow Run Airport during WWII. She worked in private nursing for many years and also worked at Glen Eden Hospital for 21 years. 

     She is survived by her son Thomas E. and Cindy Wilson of Ashley, MI; daughter Julie and Jim McMahon of Chapin, SC; 5 grandsons: Craig and Brooke McMahon; Patrick and Stefanny McMahon; John Wilson; Carl Wilson and fiancée Krystin Verran; Erik McMahon; great grandchildren: Harper McMahon and Rileigh Runkel; and brother Thomas McNamara.  She was predeceased by her parents, both husbands, sister Doris Brown, and 2 brothers: Clayton and Lawrence McNamara.

     Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Foundation, 225 North Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60601.  Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
June 27, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Elsie
221 E. Main Street
Elsie, MI 48831

Visitation
Sunday
June 28, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lakeview Cemetery
920 Roosevelt Street
Howell, MI 48843

Funeral Service
Sunday
June 28, 2020

1:00 PM
Lakeview Cemetery
920 Roosevelt Street
Howell, MI 48843

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