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Ethel Louise Guether Ley went home to be with The Lord on Friday, January 3, 2014. She was born on July 20, 1921 to Walter and Rose Guether in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She married Rev. Harold Ley on October 27, 1944 in Kohler, Wisconsin. Together they served churches in Chicago, IL; Louisville, KY; Plymouth, WI; Bethlehem, PA and Evansville, Indianapolis, and Magley, IN until his death in 1982. At that time, she moved to Bluffton, IN.
She was a secretary throughout much of her life. In Bluffton, she was a member of Bayview Reading Club, Home Ec Club and volunteered for many years at Caylor-Nickel Hospital. She enjoyed traveling and maintained a wide circle of friends. She was a member of Hope Missionary Church and participated in several Bible Study groups in town. Her later years were spent at Christian Care Retirement Center where she enjoyed the many activities and the loving care by the staff.
Ethel is survived by three children: Paul (Cheryl) Ley of Phoenix, AZ; Carol (Kerry) Schamerloh of Bluffton, IN; and Mary (Gary) Degler of Indianapolis, IN. She was a beloved grandmother to 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren who will greatly miss her. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three infant children John, Timothy and Mark Ley.
Viewing will be on Wednesday, January 8 from 2 until 8 PM at Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral home, 308 W. Washington St, Bluffton, IN. Funeral service will also be at Thoma/Rich on Thursday, January 9 at 11:00 AM with viewing 1 hour prior to the service. Pastor Gary Aupperle will be officiating.
Memorials may be given to the following: Harold H Ley Scholarship Fund at Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin - Hope Missionary Church, Bluffton, Indiana or Christian Care - Samaritan Fund, Bluffton, Indiana
Friends can send online condolences to the family at www.thomarich.com.