Ethel Hayhurst, 97, passed away August 20, 2019

Ethel Hayhurst, 97, of Coloma, MI passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at her home with her dog Susy by her side.

A Celebration of Life will be Celebrated 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Tom Bird officiating. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma. Friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan. Those wishing to share a memory of Ethel online may do so at

Ethel was born June 26, 1922 in Benton Harbor MI to Otto & Amelia (Haugh) Hill. On June 7, 1947 she married John Hayhurst in St. Joseph a veteran of WW II and they celebrated 59 years of marriage. Ethel worked for New Products for many years. She enjoyed feeding the birds and all the critters outside. She was a loving mother to all!

Ethel is survived by her children; Jean Weaver of GA, Pat Vorce of OR, Linda Hayhurst of Coloma; four grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, husband John Hayhurst, son Jack Hayhurst, grandson Gary McCarley, son-in-laws Sparky Weaver & Loren Vorce and eight siblings. 

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