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Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home

6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Ethel C. Pentz

November 27, 1934March 15, 2020
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Ethel Frances Campbell Pentz, 85, died Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Golden Years Homestead, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Ethel was born in Winchester, Kentucky on November 27, 1934 to Arthur and Dora Lee Campbell. After graduating first in her high school class, she went on to attend Anderson College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Music and Education, and a Master’s degree at Ball State University in English and Music. Ethel taught in both the Pendleton and Anderson school districts. Later, she worked for General Motors in the factory and in adult education. While in Anderson, Ethel attended West Anderson Church of God and Florida Station Church of God. After moving to Fort Wayne, Ethel became an active member of Grabill Missionary Church, participating in Senior Saints, Bridgebuilders, Women’s Bible Study, and Worship Ministries. Ethel enjoyed playing piano, singing, reading, weekly hair appointments, playing games, sharing meals, laughter and time with family and friends. She will be remembered for her faith, love, devotion to Jesus Christ, and powerful prayer ministry. Ethel was married to her loving husband George E. Pentz, (deceased) for 52 years. Surviving are her daughters, Paula (Stuart) Cranford of Oklahoma City, Ok., Jeana (James) Robbins of Fort Wayne, Georgana (Rich) San Giacomo of Leo, and Andrea (Allen) Sturm of Alvaton, Ky.; twelve grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; one sister, Judy Brotherton of Winchester, Ky.; and loving Aunt Jean deBoer, Aunt Mary and Uncle Paul Gray, of Winchester, Ky. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of both the Cedars and Golden Years for their dedication and care provided. A private family graveside service will be held at Leo Memorial Cemetery. A Memorial Service for friends and family will be planned at a future date, yet to be determined. Preferred memorials may be sent to Grabill Missionary Church. Arrangements by Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne.

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Linda Bane

March 30, 2020

Ethel was a beautuful friend and neighbor when she resided on Cross Street in Anderson. She was also my hair client. It was an honor to know her. She blessed me by playing her piano and singing me a song that she had written. She was a lovely lady with a beautiful spirit, family and talent. I have missed her since she moved away and will remember her always.

Linda Roach

March 17, 2020

Many fond memories, playing games and laughing. Her piano playing and beautiful voice.
Both Ethel and George were such a blessing to Mike and I when Mike was in Seminary. They took us under there wing, making sure we were ok and doing well. Such a blessing. We will miss her. Love you all Mike and Linda Roach and family.

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Ethel 1934

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Ethel 1935

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August 1937

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Ethel with dad, Arthur 3/28/1943

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Ethel 1934

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August 1937

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Ethel with dad, Arthur 3/28/1943

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Ethel and Dora Lee on Linden Avenue

Biography

Ethel Frances Campbell Pentz, 85, died Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Golden Years Homestead, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Ethel was born in Winchester, Kentucky on November 27, 1934 to Arthur and Dora Lee Campbell. After graduating first in her high school class, she went on to attend Anderson College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Music and Education, and a Master’s degree at Ball State University in English and Music. Ethel taught in both the Pendleton and Anderson school districts. Later, she worked for General Motors in the factory and in adult education. While in Anderson, Ethel attended West Anderson Church of God and Florida Station Church of God. After moving to Fort Wayne, Ethel became an active member of Grabill Missionary Church, participating in Senior Saints, Bridgebuilders, Women’s Bible Study, and Worship Ministries. Ethel enjoyed playing piano, singing, reading, weekly hair appointments, playing games, sharing meals, laughter and time with family and friends. She will be remembered for her faith, love, devotion to Jesus Christ, and powerful prayer ministry. Ethel was married to her loving husband George E. Pentz, (deceased) for 52 years. Surviving are her daughters, Paula (Stuart) Cranford of Oklahoma City, Ok., Jeana (James) Robbins of Fort Wayne, Georgana (Rich) San Giacomo of Leo, and Andrea (Allen) Sturm of Alvaton, Ky.; twelve grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; one sister, Judy Brotherton of Winchester, Ky.; and loving Aunt Jean deBoer, Aunt Mary and Uncle Paul Gray, of Winchester, Ky. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of both the Cedars and Golden Years for their dedication and care provided. A private family graveside service will be held at Leo Memorial Cemetery. A Memorial Service for friends and family will be planned at a future date, yet to be determined. Preferred memorials may be sent to Grabill Missionary Church. Arrangements by Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne.