Ethel K Bean

13 June, 193224 September, 2021

Ethel K Bean, age 89, of Huntsville, Alabama passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021. Ethel was born June 13, 1932 to William and Weder (East) Key.

She is survived by her Husband of 25 years, Shearl Bean, her children, Robert Fincher, Judy Swaim and husband Charlie, Faye Vitale, Myra Browning and husband Mark, and Debra Pufahl and husband Dale. She has 7 Grandchildren: Kimberly Swaim, Jennifer Swaim, Robert Fincher Jr., Michael Fincher, Marty Gentle Jr., April Pike and husband Chris, and Connor Kenchel; Great Grandchildren: Robert Fincher III, Riley Pitts, Jessica Swaim, Dylan Pitts, Kayla Rodriguez, Jamie Rodriguez Jr. Dresdon Fincher, Reed Pike; and a host of extended family and friends.

She has two deceased children, Anthony Fincher and Kenneth Fincher.

A visitation for Ethel will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Valhalla Funeral Home, 698 Winchester Rd Ne, Huntsville, Alabama 35811, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM. Burial at Shady Grove Cemetery in Lineville, Alabama.

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  • Visitation

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  • Funeral Service

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Laura King

16 October 2021

Dear Ethel was the one of the most joyous and loving people I have ever met. Her sincerity and genuine love for people made you feel you were in the presence of someone truly spiritual. She was a blessing to everyone she met and she made you always feel wanted and needed. I am so glad to have met this woman of valor. May her memory be a blessing to all who were lucky enough to have met her.

Joni Moats

10 October 2021

I dearly loved this precious lady! We used to talk a lot, laughed together, cried together...shared our hearts.
She is now with the LORD where she always longed to be.

Sherry Bryant

10 October 2021

Ms. Ethel was a very special lady. She always made me feel welcome in her home, no matter how long it had been. She never allowed where she was to stop her from giving me a hug when she seen me. I will miss her and know she is singing praises to the Lord. Love you Mrs Ethel

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