Elm Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4600 W. Kilgore Ave, Muncie, IN


Ethel Marie Herron

September 4, 1937September 11, 2019
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Ethel Marie Herron, 82, of Lynn, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana, following a brief illness.

She was born on Saturday, September 4, 1937, in Milan, Indiana, the oldest daughter of Frank and Mildred (Johnson) Shelton. Ethel was a member of Charity Baptist Church in Zephyrhills, Florida, and attended First Church of Christ in Lynn, Indiana. Ethel was also a graduate of Ball State University, where she made life-long friends. She volunteered with Betmar, where she performed various duties and also participated in their Bible study. Ethel enjoyed shopping with her friends and wintering in Florida. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include her five daughters, Nell (husband, Jim) Mere, Geneva, Indiana, Lindy (husband, Chris) Ervin, Muncie, Indiana, Tammy (husband, Mark) Gibson, Cincinnati, Ohio, Patty (husband, Steve) Taylor, Oakwood, Ohio, and Marsha (husband, Dan) Motter, Zionsville, Indiana; thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, William (wife, Mary) Shelton; one sister, Connie Mason; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Herron; two sons, Robert and John Herron; two sisters; and one brother.

A Memorial Service will be held for Ethel at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019, in Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana, 47304.

Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.elmridgefuneralhome.com.


  • Calling Hours: Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Memorial Service: Saturday, October 5, 2019


Ethel Marie Herron

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Sandra Capps

September 28, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about Ethel's passing. She will be very much missed as part of our group of four at Betmar. She was a wonderful friend, always cheerful.

May the care of friends bring you comfort and loving memories
to heal your heart.

Sandy Capps and Lori and David Ballentine