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Ethel Leola Massacar Quackenbush, 97, passed away Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Ashland.
She was born Dec. 16, 1919, in Hamburg, N.Y., to Clarion R. and Ada R. Massacar.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 1990; her son, Brad in 2016; and four sisters, Clarice Schoepflin in 2004, Grace Hoover in 1987, Harriet Hardy in 1993 and Jessie Alta Noble in 2010.
She married Robert P. Quackenbush January 14, 1946.
Ethel has always been active in Christian ministries. She graduated Philadelphia School of Bible in 1940. She taught Kids Klub, a ministry to kids, throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and Sunday School, whenever the opportunity was there. She attended Temple Baptist Church after she moved to Ashland in 1999.
Her life verse was John 15:16 "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, He may give it to you."
She is survived by her children, Connie (Steve) Wiggin, Barbara (Tim) English, Nancy (Joe) Douglass, Steve (Marlys) Quackenbush, David (Jackie) Quackenbush and Scott (Lori) Quackenbush; her daughter-in-law, Linda Quackenbush; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at Temple Baptist Church in Flatwoods.
In keeping with her wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kentucky Mountain Mission, P.O. Box 588, Beattyville, KY 41131.
Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods is in charge of arrangements.
Published on November 18, 2017
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