Ethel Wilson Rea, 89, lived in Ephrata 30 years, was employed as a secretary

By on May 7, 2014

Ethel Wilson Rea, 89, of Ephrata, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Ephrata Manor.

She was the wife of the late Charles A. Rea who died in 1999. Born in West Fallowfield, Chester County, she was the daughter of the late Walter H. and Nora McMillan Wilson.

Etty had lived in Ephrata for over 30 years and previously lived in West Chester. She was employed as a secretary for both the Keystone Mushroom Co. and the Lukens Steel Co.

She is survived by two grandchildren: Jennifer, wife of Mark Riale of Johnson City, N.Y. and Matthew Miller of Mt. Joy and companion Connie Leuthold Paioletti; two great-grandchildren: Caleb and Hope Riale; three sisters: Alma Thomas of Parkesburg, Becky Semple of Parkesburg and Joan Smith of Lancaster; many nieces and nephews; and son-in-law: Ralph Miller of York.

She was preceded in death by one daughter: Pamela R. Miller; and two siblings: Thelma Wentz and Harry K. Wilson.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. from the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg followed by interment at the Glen Run Baptist Cemetery, Atglen. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made in Etty’s memory to the Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Online condolences can be posted at Arrangements by Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg.

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