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Ethel Scranton

February 25, 1927 — June 13, 2019

Ethel M. Scranton, 92 of Alpha, IL died Thursday, June 13, 2019 in her home. A visitation for Ethel will be from noon to 2:00 p.m. Saturday June 15, 2019 at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha. Private graveside services will follow in the New Windsor Cemetery. Memorials may be left to the New Windsor Cemetery Association and online condolences can be made at

She was born February 25, 1927 in New Windsor, IL to John R. and Verna Peterson Spivey. She attended the Alpha schools and married Ralph Rice February 24, 1945 in Tyler, Texas. He died in 1971. Ethel later married Earl E. “Bud” Scranton March 29, 1987 in New Windsor, IL. He died in 2005.

Ethel was a homemaker and of the Presbyterian faith.

She enjoyed bowling, square dancing, playing in various card clubs and living in the country.

Survivors include two daughters: Diane (Mike) Edmund of Lynn Center, Illinois; Carolyn (Tom) Edmund, of Spencer, Tennessee; one step-daughter: Peggy Scranton of Aledo, Illinois; four grandchildren: Traci (Paul) Greenman of Alpha; Troy (Carla) Edmund of Rogers, Arkansas; Paul (Michelle) Edmund of Woodhull, Illinois; Brian (Angie) Edmund of Wataga, Illinois; seven great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; two step great great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Mary Spivey of New Windsor, Illinois; Lois Spivey of Galesburg, Illinois; several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; two husbands; one grandson: Todd; one step-daughter: Kathy; two brothers preceded her in death.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

12:00 - 2:00pm

Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home Alpha

111 S 1st St, Alpha, IL 61413

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