Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
June 9, 2012 12:17 am EDT


FREDERICKTOWN — Ethel B. Peifer, 98, of Fredericktown, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon following an extended illness.

Ethel was born Jan. 9, 1914, in Burrville, Tenn., to John Wesley Hurst and Dora (Taylor) Hurst. She was a member of the Moose Lodge of Marion, Ohio, and Bradenton, Fla.

Surviving are her daughter, Marilyn (Michael) Lamb of Fredericktown; her son, Jerry Peifer of Columbus; five grandchildren, Carin (Art) Cain, Trisha (Ernie) Vargo, Jonathan (Alicia) Peifer, Joel Peifer, Jill Peifer; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Peifer; grandson, Michael J. Peifer; twin brother, Bethel “Bud” Hurst; and sisters, Lola Drake and Edna Garron.

Private services will be observed by the family at a later date.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Ethel B. Peifer.

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