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Ethel Webber

April 7, 1928 — December 1, 2020

Ethel L. (Reese) Webber, 92, of Mt. Vernon passed away at New Harmony Healthcare on December 1, 2020. Ethel was born in Eldorado, IL on April 7, 1928 the daughter of Joseph & Hazel (Bach) Reese. She married Billy Webber on August 8, 1946 and preceded her in death in 1995.

Ethel worked at Mycogen Seeds in Mt. Vernon in the lab for several years before retiring. She also guided tours in New Harmony. She served as a girl scout leader and enjoyed different types of crafts.

She is survived by her daughter, Marcie Nellis; sons, Rodney (Tammy) and Roger (Louise) Webber; 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, sister, Marie Baker. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Jack Reese, Harry Reese; and son-in-law, Joe Nellis.

A private family service will be held at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial will take place at Raleigh Masonic Cemetery in Raleigh, Illinois. Online condolences may be left at

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