DENNISON Ethel Mae Wright, 86, of Newcomerstown, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at the Care Center of Coshocton after a period of declining health.

Born Feb. 19, 1925, in Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude Markel.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker, Ethel loved spending time with her family and will be fondly remembered for her delicious homemade cooking. She loved to play the harmonica, which was something that she had taught herself. She was also an avid walker. Ethel was a woman of faith who looked forward to going to church at the Newcomerstown Church of God each Sunday.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Scott Wease; her second husband, Leonard T. Wright; and all of her siblings, including Helen Biggs.

She is survived by five children, Roy Jay (Jane) Wease of Uhrichsville, Stella (Roger) Ross of Newcomerstown, Bonnie Wright of Newcomerstown, David Wright of Salem, and Robert Wright of Newcomerstown; a dear friend, whom she loved like a daughter, Mary A. (Donald) Sockman and her children and grandchildren whom Ethel considered to be her own; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services for Ethel, officiated by Duane Wilbur, were Dec. 5, 2011, at the R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home in Dennison.

Interment followed in Uhrichsvilles Union Cemetery.

Those wishing to honor Ethels memory by a charitable contribution are encouraged to do so to the Newcomerstown Church of God.

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