Ethel was born on Oct. 29, 1914 in Puxico, Mo., to Silas and Clara Hobbs. She spent many years in the Puxico and Dexter areas before moving to Branson Mo. She had a deep love for her family and worked tirelessly to meet their needs. After the children left the nest, she loved to make quilts and afghans. She surprised us all with the many beautiful oil paintings.
Her faith in Jesus Christ was her anchor in life and the foundation for how she lived her life. She loved life as she loved people and people loved her. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Dexter, Missouri. She loved to worship and sought the fullness of life as promised by Jesus Christ. Ethel first married Louie Hull on Aug. 25, 1933, and to this union three children were born, Louise Hull, Jimmie Hull and Silas Hull, who died shortly after birth. Ethel later married William Crump, Feb. 14, 1953 at Piggott, Ark.. They had a great life together and Bill and his children became a much loved part of her family.
Surviving are her daughter, Louise Keller-man and husband, Robert Kellerman of Reed Springs, Mo.; son Jimmie Hull and wife, Marie Hull, of Evansville, Ind.; step-daughter Patsy Looney of Hallsville, Mo.; step-son Gearelen Crump and wife, Laura Brosky, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; step-son Auther Crump of Denver, Colo.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Goshen of Centralia, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, Silas Hull; husband William Crump; brother, Howard Hobbs; sister, Leonia Hull; brother, Elmo Hobbs; brother, Junior Hobbs; grandson, Bobby Kellerman; and daughter-in-law, Pat Crump.
Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, from 4-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Rainey Mathis Funeral Home chapel in Dexter.
Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery near Puxico.