Ethel M. Tressler

August 7, 1916April 26, 2014
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Ethel M. Tressler, 97, of Connersville, died Saturday morning, April 26, 2014, at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Connersville, where she had resided since August 2013.

A native of London, England, Ethel was born August 7, 1916 to Ernest T. and Alice M. Taylor Henman and attended school there. She came to Connersville in December of 1948 and was married to Claude E. “Itch” Tressler on January 15, 1949 at Central Christian Church. Ethel was an Auxiliary member of the AMVETS, Veterans of Foreign Wars and 40 et 8. She loved bowling and held the office of league secretary for over 30 years. Ethel was a life member of the Women’s International Bowling Congress for over 50 years and had served as secretary. Her dedication lead to her induction into the local Bowling Hall of Fame. Ethel enjoyed watching her favorite sport teams, the Cincinnati Reds, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers and Indiana University Basketball. In her leisure time, she liked gardening and working jigsaw puzzles.

Ethel is survived by three sons: Brian Pyle and his wife, Faith; Arthur Tressler, all of Connersville; David E. Tressler and his wife, Krista of Melbourne, Florida; Grandchildren: Chris Pyle of Connersville, Kyle Tressler of Melbourne, Florida; Great-grandchildren: Lindsey and Jordan Pyle, Darricka Burton, Kaiden Tressler; sister-in-law: Annie Henman of Brussels, Belgium; nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband of over 58 years, Ethel was preceded in death by three brothers: Cecil “Nobby”, Sidney E., and Walter “Wally” Henman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel with Reverend Michael Sinclair of Central Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow at Dale Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home Wednesday from 12:00 until the time of service where memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Cancer Society. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to



  • Visitation Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 30, 2014


  • Interment

Ethel M. Tressler

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Lisa Frasher

May 24, 2014

Blessings to the angels above.. Ive known Miss Ethel my whole life, as my mom bowled in the same league with her and she was a kind woman and will be missed.. Prayers to your family!

Beth Miller

May 1, 2014

Your mother was a blessing to all who knew her. I even got to enjoy bowling with her on the Maplewood Inn's team for a few years. Will never forget
her smile and how she enjoyed life.

My God bless all of you.

Beth (Freeland) Miller

Kathy Bennington Hagerty

April 30, 2014

So sorry to read of Ethels passing. Such a sweet lady she was, and fun, she loved to have a great laugh! She will be missed.

Mark Brockman

April 29, 2014

Sorry about your mother.

Howard Locke

April 29, 2014

97 years, while a long time, it is never long enough. I have very fond memories of our youth and my Tressler cousins. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

Betty Gay (York) Fox

April 29, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear of Ethel's passing. She and my mother were good friends, having bowled together for many years. Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss.