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4/11/14 —– Ethel Marie Wathen Keith

Ethel Marie Wathen Keith, age 90, passed away on April 8, 2014 at her home in Manchester, Tennessee surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Keith was a homemaker and member of the St. Paul Catholic Church in Tullahoma.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Joe D. Keith; parents, Henry Wathen and Ida M. Boyd Wathen; sister, Agnes Wathen; three brothers, Charles Wathen, Lawrence Wathen and Raymond Wathen.

Mrs. Keith had lived a full and rewarding life, loving and enjoying her family and friends; watching “her birds” at the feeders; being an avid Braves baseball fan; watching Wheel of Fortune and being a University of Tennessee fan. Her children fondly remember her as the “perfect mother”.

She is survived by her children, Roy L. Keith (Judy) of Ringgold, GA, Ray D. Keith (Debbie) of Decherd, TN, Cynthia J. Hickerson (Billy), Melinda J. Anderson (Kelly) and Randy L. Keith (Kelly) all of Manchester, TN; one sister, Martha Wathen Schenk of Madison, WI; 54 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be on Thursday evening, April 10, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester.

The Funeral Mass will be conducted on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Paul Catholic Church in Tullahoma with Father Stephen Klasek officiating.

Interment will follow at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.flower4