She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and baking. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ at Bolivar. Ethel enjoyed writing letters and corresponding with family and friends and she especially enjoyed researching family geneology.
Her husband Robert Ellis Duerr preceded her in death on October 3, 1988. She is survived by her children Dr. Dale (Claudia) Duerr of Bolivar and Helen Joanne (Paul) Sater of Rockbridge, Ohio; 5 grandchildren Bruce (Stacy) Sater, Gretchen Sater, Aaron (Amy) Duerr, Zachary (Julie) Duerr and Seth (Lindsey) Duerr and 9 great grandchildren Zoe Sater, Chloe Sater, Sophie Sater, Alex Rose, Nicholas Duerr, Lucas Duerr, Thatcher Duerr, Grayleigh Duerr and Alexandra Duerr .
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by 4 step brothers and 1 step sister. Funeral services will be held Wednesday April 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Lebold-Smith Funeral Home at 248 Park Ave. Bolivar. Rev. Melodie Rezac will officiate and burial will follow in Fort Laurens Cemetery at Bolivar. Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM at the funeral home. For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's web site to share a memory and sign the guest register.