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Lola L. Ethell

d. June 5, 2019

Lola Lee Ethell, of Athens, IL. passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Petersburg.

Lola was born on May 30, 1929, in Green County, IL, to Philip and Stella Hunt Young.

Lola married Wilfred “Bill” Ethell, June 5, 1948 in Athens.

Lola is survived by two sons, Larry (Debbie), Garry (Janet); one daughter, Judy Ethell-Glatz (Robert); a sister, Betty Burch, grandchildren, Ryan, Erik (Heather), Erin Calcari (Tony),  Elise Fritz (Derrick), Jennifer Lipscomb (Lee), Marsha Ethell-Handley (Greg) and Kaleb; 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents; 4 sisters, 3 brothers and grandson, Evan Ethell.

Lola was a homemaker and assisted in the family farming operations. She was an avid horsewoman and seamstress.

Lola was an active member of the Athens Christian Church serving as toddler Sunday School teacher, and hospitality, prayer chain, funeral dinner and card ministries.

Visitation is on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Athens Christian Church. Funeral service will be held immediately following with Rev. Ken Gennicks officiating.

Memorials can be made to Alzheimers Association.

Burial will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery, in Athens.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. My thoughts and prayers go to the family. She was such a great person and will be missed by many.

  2. My sympathies and prayers to Aunt Lola’s family. I have many fond memories of her and Uncle Bill. Especially from the summers I spent with them when I was young. Love to all. Janie

  3. My mother was one of Aunt Lola’s older sisters. I also spent several summers with her and Uncle Bill back in the early 50’s before they had children. I still have a great fondness for horses that I got from her. We rode almost every day while I was there. I was always with them at the time of the county fair and then the Illinois State Fair. My sincere sympathy to all the family. My fondest memory of her was when she would yodel.

  4. We loved and appreciated your mom and dad, they where one of the first people that welcomed us to ACC about 12 years ago. We enjoy the friendship and their yummy homemade ice cream! Sorry for your loss but know she is with Bill in Heaven!❤️

  5. My love and prayers are with your whole family. I have beautiful memories of the time I spent with your mom and dad when I was growing up. She was a beautiful woman and a great mother(my second mom for quite a while).

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