Ethel Kline “Dimp” MacBeth

Ethel Kline “Dimp” MacBeth, 84, of Cooksburg, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Ethel was born Dec. 7, 1934, in Lake Lucy to the late Floyd and Mary Dechant Kline.

She married Robert J. MacBeth II on Feb. 10, 1956, and he preceded her in death April 1981.

Ethel attended the New York School of Applied Design and graduated with a degree in architecture and drafting. She had worked as an architect for Bob Lyons in Cleveland, Ohio in her younger years. She also had worked for Kline Brothers Construction, and B & E Cabins and Canoe Rentals. For most of her working career she was a mail carrier until her retirement.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Crown. She was in charge of the Cooksburg Cemetery for many years. Ethel enjoyed golfing, and was on a league at the Clarion Oaks Golf Course. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, gardening, doing sudoku puzzles, and was an avid drawer. Ethel especially loved spending time with her family.

Ethel is survived by her children: Jeanne Bortner and husband Bill Nofer, of Farmdale, Ohio, Julie Bauer and her husband Fred, of Meadville, Kathy Wagner and her husband Scott, of Columbus, Indiana, Robert J. MacBeth III of Meadville, Sue Burney and her husband Robert, of Cooksburg, Jeffrey MacBeth and his wife Billie Jo, of St. Augustine, Florida, John M. MacBeth of Cooksburg, and Cora Blakey and her husband Simon, of Atlanta, Georgia.

Also surviving are her grandchildren: Josh Banner, Alicia Banner and Dustin Mitchell, Cassandra and Oliver Bacasse, Briana and Bradford Williams, Braden and Jeffrey MacBeth, Courtney and Kevin Smith, Kelsey and Jeremiah Hinderliter, Karissa Burney, Austin Burney and Brittany Rossi, Nathan, Brock, and Keigan MacBeth; and great-grandchildren: Bishop, Everett, Sydney, Griffin, Zane, Ryder, Max, Riley, Landon, Sawyer, BrantLee, and WestLee.

She is also survived by siblings, Elton and Coleen Kline of Tionesta, Jean and Don Thompson of Wilmington, North Carolina and Patricia Quinto of New York; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by siblings Marge Roberts, Rita Churchill, Bill Kline, and Don Kline.

Friends and family will be received today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Borland-Ensminger Funeral Home, Inc. in Leeper.

Mass of Christian burial will take place Saturday, May 4, at 10 St. Mary Catholic Church in Crown, with the Rev. Christopher Barnes officiant.

Interment will take place in the Cooksburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ethel’s honor to the St. Mary Catholic Church, 117 Lencer Drive, P.O. Box 41 Crown 16220.

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