Ethel Mae (Merrifield) Haddix Green, of Angola, Indiana, passed away peacefully in residence at The Laurels of Dekalb in Butler, Indiana, in the early morning of Friday, March 18, 2022.
Ethel, age 93, was born on May 16, 1928. She was just two short months of her 94th birthday. She was the daughter of Clair O. and Martha E. (Newcomer) Merrifield and born in Waldron, Michigan. Ethel grew up in Montpelier, Ohio where she attended and was baptized in the Montpelier Church of Christ.
At the age of 11, she began working as a childcare “nanny” for other families until she married Allen Haddix and began a family of her own. From that union were born, Barbara Ann (Haddix) Woods and husband, Daniel Woods of Forsyth, Missouri, James Allen Haddix and wife, Rebecca (Barnes) Haddixof Angola, Indiana and Jeffrey Lynn Haddix and wife, Gail Haddix of Thomson Falls, Montana. In April of 1964 Ethel married Dale Green. His daughter is Ruth Ann (Green) Fraley Stoy of Hamilton, Indiana. Dale preceded Ethel in death in 1994. All four children survive.
Ethel was born during the Great Depression and like many from that generation, was always very frugal and learned to make the best with what they had. Over the years she has been employed by A & W Root Beer, Angola, Indiana, Roger’s Wreath Factory, Angola, Indiana, the Metropolitan School District of Steuben County where she worked in the Angola High School Cafeteria, and the Steuben County Printing Company (Herald Republican).
After retiring from work, she found great satisfaction and recognition in volunteer work for various organizations including, Cameron Memorial Hospital’s Hospice and Meals on Wheels in Angola, Indiana, the Steuben County Red Cross Blood Bank, and Lakeland Nursing Home.
She was a member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ.
Ethel lived alone and meticulously maintained her house in Angola until 2 years ago when she moved, with greatly appreciated help from her Pleasant View Church of Christ family to Cameron Woods Assisted Living in Angola, Indiana. After a short stay there, she moved to The Laurels of DeKalb Nursing Home in Butler, Indiana, where she has resided for a little more than a year.
Ethel was also preceded in death by her husband, Allen Haddix; sisters, Ruth Suffell and Donna Lou Lyons, brothers, Frank Merrifield and Vernon Merrifield; son-in-law, Jerry Stoy and granddaughter-in-law, Lulu Fraley.
In addition to may local friends and her previously mentioned children, Ethel is survived by her brother, Richard Merrifield of Montpelier, Ohio; grandchildren, Jennifer (Woods) Snyder and husband Eric Snyder, David Woods and wife, Tina, Jessica (Haddix) Kosmerick and husband, Matthew Kosmerick, Lee Fraley and Todd Fraley. She is also survived by 9 great-grandchildren, Brittney Woods, Heather Woods, Grant Snyder, Jessica Snyder, Shasha Miller, James Fraley, Justyn Fraley, Zach Fraley and Karmen Fraley; along with three great great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4-6 PM on Monday, March 28, 2022, at the Pleasant View Church of Christ, Angola, Indiana.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Pleasant View Church of Christ, Angola, Indiana with Michael Booher, Minister officiating.
Burial will be in Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pleasant View Church of Christ, Angola, Indiana.
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Pleasant View Church of Christ
200 W. Fox Lake Road, Angola, IN 46703,