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Ethel Alene Umstattd

Posted February 11, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Ethel Alene (Plain) Umstattd, 94, of Spring, TX, passed away at her daughter’s home on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Ethel was born Feb. 19, 1921, in the Cedar County area to Jess and Gertrude (Keele) Plain.

Ethel attended school in rural Cedar County before dropping out for lack of shoes to wear. In the 1960’s she returned to school, getting her GED, her nursing certificate and her nursing home administrator’s license.

Ethel married Wilson Umstattd on Dec. 18, 1940, and to this union two children were born. Her joy in life was her family and her church family. She loved to travel, cook, fish and play cards.

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