Ethel Quinn Obituary

Ethel Marie Quinn
Ethel Quinn
Ethel Marie Quinn

October 20, 1924 - August 16, 2009
Born in Milo, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Ethel Marie Quinn, 84, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2009, of congestive heart failure. A private service was held Wednesday at Westover Chapel followed by burial at Glendale Cemetery.

Ethel was born on October 20, 1924, in Milo, IA, to Germain and Loretta Ohnemus, and was the eldest child in a large farm family. Ethel married LeRoy Quinn in 1945 whom she had met while he worked on her grandmother's farm. They lived in Des Moines for eighteen years and had two children, Melvin and Frank. Ethel worked as a grocery clerk and also a presser for Corwin Cleaners. In 1963, they moved the family to a farm near Altoona. Ethel tended a large garden there and helped in the daily farm chores.

Ethel enjoyed flowers and sewing. Most recently she enjoyed participating in the activities and taking long walks at her beloved assisted living home at 3801 Grand Retirement Campus.

Ethel is survived by two sons, Melvin of Des Moines and Frank of Newton; two sisters, Edna Otte of Des Moines and Marilyn Watts of Ankeny; brother, Robert Ohnemus of Milo; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, LeRoy; brothers, Carl and Marvin; and sister, Helen.

Contributions may be sent to the family or Westover Funeral Home, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50322, for a memorial to benefit the residents of 3801 Grand Assisted Living.

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