Ethel Border

CENTRALIA — Ethel Border, 83, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at her daughter’s home surrounded by family.

picture-pubShe was born on July 31, 1933 in Boyd, Ill., the daughter of Walter, and Flossie (Rhynes) Ingram. She married Joe Border on October 23, 1948, in Centralia, and he survives in Centralia.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Border of Centralia; son, Joseph Border Jr. and wife Linda of Centralia; daughters, Connie Lee and husband Paul of Centralia, and Jennifer Watkins of Nashville; grandchildren, Joseph Watkins, Nicholas Watkins, Misti Border-Wynn; step-granddaughter, Crystal Kee; great-grandchildren, Dana Watkins, Ocean Wynn, Andrew Wynn, Jarrid Kee, and Ashton Dicter; brother Jim Ingram of Rockford; sisters, Emma Henson of Wayne City, and Betty Johnson of Arkansas; many nieces, and nephews; and caregivers, Debbie Mudd, and Gaylia Criner.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Della Massaro, Frances Porter, Mary Porter, and Ann Berger; and brother, Dick Ingram

Mrs. Border was a member of Central City Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School, and Bible School many years ago.  She was a former room mother for her children and enjoyed baking.  She also loved to read Billy Graham books.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Central City Baptist Church in Central City with Pastor Don Verhines officiating. Entombment will follow at  Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Irvin Macz funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Centralia City Baptist Church.

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