Ethel G. Sizemore Amburgey

May 10, 2013


Ethel G. Sizemore Amburgey, 93, died May 8, 2013, at 5:35 p.m. at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.

She was born on Oct. 24, 1919, in Bull Creek, Ky., to John and Hettie Gray Sizemore, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 27, 1941, she married Irvin N. Amburgey, who preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1993.

Ethel was a homemaker. She owned and operated the Ada Motel until her retirement. She worked many years as a licensed practical nurse at Lackey Hospital, Lackey, Ky., and also worked at the Ada Nursing Home for over 15 years.

Surviving are two sons, John A. (Patricia) Amburgey and Kenneth R. (Wilma) Amburgey, both of Ada; five grandchildren, John (Tracie) Amburgey, Christina (Scott) Williams, Jennifer (Guy) Oakley, Erin (Paul) Sood and Stephen Amburgey; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Porter, of Westland, Mich.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Sue Amburgey; four sisters, Marthie Sizemore, Florabelle Gayhart, Stella Chandley and Rhodie Lafferty; two brothers, Sam Sizemore and John “J.P.” Sizemore.

Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada. Pastor H.M. “Gus” Guthrie will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, and until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Ethel G. Sizemore Amburgey