Ethelyn B. Koeb of Montrose, PA, passed away at the Endless Mountains Health Systems on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. She was born in Dimock Twp. on Aug. 14, 1916, to the late Leslie W. and Caroline E. (Perkins) Barnes. She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Ralph W. Koeb; two sisters, Frances Edwards and Dorothy Potrzuski; brother, William Barnes; half-sister, Ruth Brant and special cousin, Carrie Williams.
Surviving are her three daughters and sons-in-law, Carole and Richard Rose of Elk Lake, Christine and Richard Lathrop of Elk Lake and Kathy and Thomas Pascoe of Montrose; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ethelyn was a former member of the Montrose United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school; she was later a member of the Elk Lake Community Church. She and her husband were long-time associates of the Grange, and she was a 4H leader. When Ethelyn was a child, she went to school in the kid bus, which was a horse-drawn wagon, a sleigh in winter, that was driven by her father. She graduated from the Dimock High School, Class of 1934. Most of her life, Ethelyn was a homemaker, however she did work at Bendix, Banner Slipper Company, the South Montrose hangar factory and the Montrose Department Store. Ethelyn was a very adaptable person. She enjoyed hunting and fishing, she taught her daughters how to sew and garden, and she made “ugly quilts” and knitted scarves for the homeless at her church. She also served as a volunteer at the Lawton Senior Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Elk Lake Community Church with Rev. Charles Bishop and Rev. Richard Spering officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Dimock Cemetery, Dimock.
Donations in Ethelyn’s memory can be made to the Endless Mountains Health Systems Building Fund, 25 Grow Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801.