OBITUARY

Ethel Mae Brightwell

March 9, 1932July 20, 2020
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Ethel Brightwell, 88, of Harrisburg, MO passed away Monday, July 20, 2020.

Visitation will be Friday, July 24, 2020 from 12-1pm at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West Columbia, MO with the funeral service at 1pm. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. In keeping with the guidelines put forth by the Boone County Heath Director all guests are required to wear a mask, to keep social distancing (six feet apart), cough into your sleeve and wash and sanitize your hands often.

Ethel was born March 9, 1932 in Carrollton, MO, the daughter of Andrew W. and Rose Z. Mason Calvert. She was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church for many years, before her failing health kept her from being able to attend. She was a generous and thoughtful woman who always had a gift to give for any occasion. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends and family, had a great sense of humor and was the self-proclaimed Yard Sale Queen. She could often be found watching Billy Graham or Walker Texas Ranger. Most of all, she loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children Polly (Bill) Tusay of Belton, MO, Walli Brown of Mesa, AZ, Mike (Connie) Martin of Harrisonville, MO, Clif (Jamie) Martin of Garden City, MO, Jesse (Tracy) Martin of Lone Jack, MO, and Ruby (Rickie) Ray of Harrisburg, MO; grandchildren, Andy, Missy, Becky, Sonny, Tara, Cody, Cole, Alex, Jordan, Josh, Jessica, Miles, Presley, Shelbie, and Mackenzie; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her 5 brothers and sisters, and her parents.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 24, 2020

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Biography

Ethel Brightwell, 88, of Harrisburg, MO passed away Monday, July 20, 2020.

Ethel was born March 9, 1932 in Carrollton, MO, the daughter of Andrew W. and Rose Z. Mason Calvert. She was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church for many years, before her failing health kept her from being able to attend. She was a generous and thoughtful woman who always had a gift to give for any occasion. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends and family, had a great sense of humor and was the self-proclaimed Yard Sale Queen. She could often be found watching Billy Graham or Walker Texas Ranger. Most of all, she loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children Polly (Bill) Tusay of Belton, MO, Walli Brown of Mesa, AZ, Mike (Connie) Martin of Harrisonville, MO, Clif (Jamie) Martin of Garden City, MO, Jesse (Tracy) Martin of Lone Jack, MO, and Ruby (Rickie) Ray of Harrisburg, MO; grandchildren, Andy, Missy, Becky, Sonny, Tara, Cody, Cole, Alex, Jordan, Josh, Jessica, Miles, Presley, Shelbie, and Mackenzie; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her 5 brothers and sisters, and her parents.

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