Ethel Margaret Cummins

Ethel Margaret Cummins, 91, daughter of Francis M. and Alta S. (McKinney) Miller was born May 2, 1918, in Yukon, Mo. She passed away May 2, 2009, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Mo.

Ethel was united in marriage to Ralph Cummins on May 14, 1940, in Yukon, Mo., and to this union three children were born; Ron, Brenda and Jackie.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ralph; a son, Jackie Dale Cummins; two brothers, Homer and Robert Miller; and two sisters, Myrtle and Ruth Ward.

Ethel is survived by a son, Ron Cummins and wife Jeanie of Springfield, Mo.; a daughter, Brenda Gilliland and husband Bob of Houston, Mo.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Don Miller and wife Pat of Houston, Mo.; and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends made throughout the years.

She worked in the food services at Texas County Memorial Hospital for several years and later worked at the Lee Factory.

She had many hobbies. She loved to keep busy using her hands. She worked word puzzles, quilted and played bingo. She loved cooking for her family and was quite the homemade roll maker.

Ethel loved the Lord with all her heart. She was an active member of the Houston First Free Will Baptist Church for over 46 years. She accepted the Lord early in life.

She made many friends throughout her years, volunteering at the Houston Senior Center, helping to deliver meals. She loved helping and serving others. Ethel was very active in the community and her church. She also made many friends at the Landmark Villa in Cabool, where she spent the last two years.

Ethel has now joined her loved ones that went on before her and is rejoicing with her Lord. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but we have peace knowing that we will join her soon.

Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday May 6, at the First Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. John Comer officiating. Burial was in the Allen Cemetery. Pallbearers were Zack Gilliland, Donnie Miller, Lewis Miller, David Douglas, Brock Cummins and Danny Carter. Services under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Allen Cemetery.

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