Ethel Russell Hubbard
November 02, 1905 ‒ June 28, 2014
Ethel Hubbard, age 108, a Delaware centenarian passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Wintersong Village Care Center.
She was born on November 2, 1905 in Calhoun County, Alabama to the late George and Ella (Young) Russell. Ethel enjoyed and attended Miss Lily Stuart’s private school. She took music lessons, worked on her elocutions and played sports.
She spent much of her life as a nurse to many families, nurturing and influencing many young lives over the years. Through her care her children and those for whom she tended, she left an unforgettable impression. For a number of years Ethel also dressed the windows for former Union Department Store in Columbus.
For over 50 years she was a devoted member and willing worker of Zion AME Church. She was also active in Council for Older Adults, Delaware Senior Citizens, and the East Unit of the Columbus Symphony.
Ethel loved to share stories and poems from memory, through which she continued to enrich those lives around her, just as she has throughout her extraordinary life of 108 years. She also enjoyed a passion for fishing, playing the piano, and sewing.
With a keen memory, she was a friend to all treasuring both family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter Alfreda Bonner of Delaware, son Cornelius B. (Emma Jane) Barrow of Lucy Depp, Ohio, 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Also preceded in death by husband William Hubbard, 9 brothers and 2 sisters.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 12th at Zion AME Church, 140 S. Washington St., Delaware, Ohio. A time of sharing will also be held 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 13th on the third floor of the Scholl House London Town Apartments in Delaware. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware.
Memorial contributions can be made to her church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com