OBITUARY

Ethel G. Mirts

September 25, 1920March 2, 2019
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Ethel G. (Schmid) Mirts, 98, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 2, 2019, surrounded by her family at Valley Park North in Fulton, Missouri. Ethel was born September 25, 1920 in Portland, Missouri the daughter of the late Adolph C. and Nancy J. McClatchey Schmid. On January 16, 1942, she was united in marriage to Marshall Wayne Mirts in Jefferson City, Missouri. He preceded her in death on September 5, 2002, after 60 years of marriage. Early in their marriage they lived briefly on both coasts while Wayne was in the Navy during World War II. They lived on their farm in the Hams Prairie community for 35 years before moving to Fulton in 1989. Ethel was active on the farm, gardening, raising chickens, and milking cows while Wayne worked at Harbison Walker. She was an active member of the Hams Prairie Christian Church, including teaching Sunday School and Bible School. In later years, when she lived in Fulton, she attended the Court Street United Methodist Church. She was an active 4-H leader, a volunteer in the gift shop at the Callaway Hospital, and worked at the elections for several years. She enjoyed being with her family, watching Cardinal baseball, embroidering tea towels for family and friends, doing jig-saw puzzles, playing cards and writing personalized poems in birthday cards for family. Benefiting from a corneal transplant in 2008, she was able to continue these activities. She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Mirts Clingman and husband Jay of Holts Summit, Missouri; three granddaughters, Susan (Ron) Mason of Linn Creek, Missouri, Sarah (Jon) Glass of Ashland, Missouri and Leah (Haze) Wright of Taos, Missouri; seven great-grandchildren, Garrett, Joel and Chase Mason, Baden and Emma Glass, and Alison and Sam Wright. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Dorothy Schmid, Dorothy Norris, June Pinkerton and Faye Gowin and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, Herbert, Albert and Calvin Schmid and three sisters, Clara Elsenrath, Julia Craghead and Dorothy Haxton.

Funeral services will be officiated by Pastor Bruce Williamson at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton. Entombment will follow at Callaway Memorial Gardens. The family will receive guests from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hams Prairie Christian Church or Court Street United Methodist Church. online condolences may be made at www.debofuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Marsha (Jay) Clingman, Daughter
  • Susan (Ron) Mason, Granddaughter
  • Sarah (Jon) Glass, Granddaughter
  • Leah (Haze) Wright, Granddaughter
  • Garrett Mason, Great Grandchild
  • Joel Mason, Great Grandchild
  • Chase Mason, Great Grandchild
  • Baden Glass, Great Grandchild
  • Emma Glass, Great Grandchild
  • Alison Wright, Great Grandchild
  • Sam Wright, Great Grandchild
  • Dorothy Schmid, Sister-in-law
  • Dorothy Norris, Sister-in-law
  • June Pinkerton, Sister-in-law
  • Faye Gowin, Sister-in-law
  • Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, Herbert, Albert, and Calvin Schmid and three sisters, Clara Elsenrath, Julia Craghead, and Dorothy Haxton.

    Ethel is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ron Mason , Pallbearer
  • Jon Glass, Pallbearer
  • Haze Wright, Pallbearer
  • Garrett Mason , Pallbearer
  • Joel Mason , Pallbearer
  • Baden Glass, Pallbearer
  • Wayne Brooks, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Fred Binggeli , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Roland Bartley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Noland Bartley , Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Hams Prairie Christian Church or Court Street United Methodist Church

Services

  • Family will received friends Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 7, 2019
REMEMBERING

Ethel G. Mirts

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Judy Norris

March 5, 2019

Marsha, Aunt Ethel and Uncle Wayne were always two relatives Carson, Pam and I HAD to see when we made trips to Fulton. I always was in awe of Aunt Ethel because of her grace, kindness and poise. How many aunts can cook like she did and was willing to fry up the sun perch we caught in Uncle Wayne’s stocked pond?

I have wonderful memories of Fulton, and prayers to you and your family. Aunt Ethel is still a role model of grace and dignity for me.

Much Love,
Judy, DuPont, WA

Pam Anslem

March 5, 2019

Marsha,
We were so saddened to hear of Ethel's passing. She was always such a sweet and gracious Aunt. As children I always looked forward to our visits to the farm when our family came to Fulton. Her meals were always wonderful. I'll carry all those wonderful memories of my Aunt Ethel and Uncle Wayne with me.
Love to all,
Pam and Larry Anslem
Dorothy Norris

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Ethel and Marsha at Ethel's 94th birthday

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New door decoration at Valley Park

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Ethel and Bernadine with grandchildren at Binder park hayride

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Easter egg hunt at Portland

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Susan Sarah Leah and Marsha with Ethel dipping our feet in the creek

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Ethel riding four wheeler with Leslea east of town

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June Faye and Marsha joining Ethel for her birthday at Valley Park

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Ethel and Marsha at Ethel's 94th birthday

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New door decoration at Valley Park

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Ethel and Bernadine with grandchildren at Binder park hayride

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Easter egg hunt at Portland

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Susan Sarah Leah and Marsha with Ethel dipping our feet in the creek

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Ethel riding four wheeler with Leslea east of town

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June Faye and Marsha joining Ethel for her birthday at Valley Park

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Brand new robe and pajamas for her birthday

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Dorothy and Ethel on a cold hayride