Ethel Huhn, 85 of Westphalia passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Capitol Region Medical Center.
She was born September 6, 1936 in Folk to the late Ben and Hilda (Kaiser) Huhn. Ethel grew up on the family farm and was the first girl in her family to graduate from Fatima High School in 1954. Ethel moved to Kansas City where she was head of the Accounting Department at Reeves-Wiedeman Company. She retired in 1997 and in 2004 decided to move back to Westphalia to be closer to family.
Faith and family meant everything to Ethel. Every day at 6:30 a.m., she prayed the Rosary for family, friends and all who needed prayers. She loved her family with all her heart and would do anything for them. Ethel will be remembered for her cooking of special family recipes as well as teaching her grandnieces and nephews how to cook and bake. She was the consummate host when family and friends came to visit, always preparing special treats and planning special destinations to visit. She enjoyed shopping, going to rummage sales, traveling, feeding and watching the birds and cheering on the Chiefs, Royals and Cardinals.
Ethel was a fiercely independent woman who was proud of her achievements and the family she is a part of. She will be sadly missed.
Ethel is survived by her siblings, Marilyn Loethen of Hallsville, Bernice Bexten of Westphalia, Edward Huhn of Westphalia, four sisters-in-law, Claire Huhn of Folk, Alice Huhn of Centertown, Bernice Huhn of Folk, Dorothy Huhn of Westphalia and many nieces and nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, James, Joe, Jerome, Clarence, Vincent and infant brother, Robert, three sisters, Hermina Fitzpatrick, Evelyn Stratman and Elaine Huhn and brothers-in-law, Tom Fitzpatrick, Cellus Stratman, Albert Bexten and James Loethen.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Westphalia with the Rosary being prayed at 4:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Folk with Rev. Anthony Viviano officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The service will be live streamed for those who wish to watch from home. The link can be found on Ethel’s obituary page under tribute wall at www.dulle-trimble.com
Memorials may be directed to the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Cemetery Fund.
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