Ethel Mae Bilbo

July 10, 1928 ‒ May 18, 2013

Delaware, Ohio

Ethel Mae Bilbo, 84, of Delaware passed away early Saturday morning May 18, 2013 at Willow Brook Christian Village.

She was born July 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY. She was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill. They were married 61 years. Ethel and Bill enjoyed many years of retirement together and lived in beautiful locations, including Myrtle Beach, SC and Ormond Beach, Fl., where she loved walking on the beaches and collecting shells and shark’s teeth.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her brother, William Knoblich (Irene); sister, Mary Oliveri; brother-in-law, Fred Bilbo; son, Billy (Maryanne); daughter, Lori Messmer (Danny); grandchildren, Amy Barlow, Jason Nachtrab (Crystal), Danny Messmer and Michael Messmer; great grandchild, Tyler Barlow; along with other family and friends.

The family wishes to express sincere gratitude for all the loving and compassionate care from the nurses and staff at Willow Brook and Heartland Hospice.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Saturday June 15th from 1 – 4 pm at the Devore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William Street, Delaware, OH 43015.

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