September 19, 1926 — October 12, 2017


Ethel E. STAMBAUGH, 91, of Whitesville, NY, died Thursday, October 12, 2017 surrounded by many of her twelve children.
Ethel was born the seventh child of John and Ethel Small on September 19, 1926.  She had many fond memories of her early life on the family farm near Hanover, PA.  The lessons she learned there about working hard and taking care of your family served her well for the rest of her life.
On February 10, 1945, in McSherrystown, PA, she married Curvin Stambaugh, who predeceased her on May 4, 1992.  Ethel was a graduate of Delone Catholic High School.  Soon after her marriage, she followed her husband to Potter County.  They spent the next 40 years raising their large family in Northern PA and Southern NY.
Ethel enjoyed traveling, her flowers, baseball games, but most of all spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Surviving are:  three sisters, Elsie Neiderer and Rita Neiderer, both of Hanover, and Jean Southard of Owing Mills, MD;  two sons, Wayne P. Stambaugh of Port Allegany, PA and Daniel I. (Angie) Stambaugh of York, PA;  eight daughters, Linda M. Blow of Atlanta, GA, Ellen E. (Jim) Rimel of Coudersport, PA, Jean M. (Charles) Cutler of Whitesville, Ann E. (Brody) Payne of Rome, NY, Peggy A. Gilliams (Curtis Hopson) of Rochester, NY, Julia F. (Don) Lewis of Rexville, NY, Fay L. (Steve) Hunt of Wellsville, NY, and Amy J. (Don) Meehan of Rexville;  30 grandchildren;  40 great-grandchildren;  four great-great-grandchildren;  and a large extended family which includes Burdett and Lois Cowburn of Ulysses, PA, Terry Blow of Murrieta, CA, Lora Stickles of Port Allegany, Virginia Meehan of Rexville, Bev Close of Roulette, PA, and all the lovely ladies who provided loving care and companionship for her in her last years.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two sons, Charles J. Stambaugh and Bruce E. Stambaugh;  an adored grandson, Tyler E. Hunt;  a beloved grandson-in-law, Dean E. Vemacotola;  and beloved granddaughter-in-law, Kristin Hunt.
Friends may call Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM, Monday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Genesee, PA.  The Rev. Joseph V. Dougherty will be the celebrant.  Burial will follow in North Bingham Cemetery with a celebration of her life to follow immediately after in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Independence Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 309, Whitesville, NY 14897.
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