GREENVILLE — Ethel I. Besecker, age 87, a resident of Rest Haven in Greenville died Monday, August 3, 2020 at the Hospice Unit at Wayne Hospital.

She was born April 28, 1933 in Wapokeneta to the late Roy Jackson & Lydia Irene (McKinley) Cole; retired from Hartzell Fan; a member of the Covington Church of the Brethren; enjoyed reading, quilting & word search puzzles.

Preceded in death by her parents; 2 great grandsons; brother, Seth Roy Cole; 3 sisters, Carolyn Boomershine, Rose Ellen Cecil & Helen Davis.

Ethel is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Merle Junior Besecker; 5 children, Nancy Fair (Jeff Blackburn) of East Lansing, MI, Kimberly Bivens of Piqua, Randy (Rhonda) Besecker of Covington, Pamela (Nathan) Harris of Hollansburg & Susan Sanslow of Richmond, KY; 13 grandchildren, Nicole Fair of Rockledge, FL, Christopher Fair of Lansing, MI, David (Ruth) Brandenburg of Greenville, Michael Brandenburg of Piqua, Mathew Besecker of Greenville, Amanda Ramsey of Union City, Rochele Besecker of Covington, Joshua (Shauna) Belt of Greenville, Jason (Michele) Belt of New Paris, Jacob Belt of Hollansburg, Tabitha Moore of New Madison, Dr. Tyler Sanslow of Boston, MA & Brandon (Kristin) Sanslow of Nashville, TN; 19 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Betty Ludwig of Farmland, IN & Ruth (Richard) Manson of Covington; & many other relatives & friends.

Memorial Service to be held at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice in Greenville.

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