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Ethel J. Reno, 83, of New Castle passed away the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at her residence.
Born on Nov. 24, 1934, in New Castle, she was a daughter of the late Charles J. and Ethel M. Reed Covert.
On May 7, 1954, she married her beloved husband, Walter C. Reno Sr., and the two of them spent 53 years together until he preceded her in death on March 31, 2008.
In her earlier years, Ethel had worked for Bell Telephone and NEPCO. She retired as a certified nurse's assistant for Indian Creek Nursing Home and Edison Manor.
Ethel enjoyed playing bingo, shopping and crocheting. She loved her cat, Missy, and babysitting her grandchildren.
Ethel is survived by her children, Walter C. Reno Jr. and wife, Cindy, of Texas, Cherylann Brandon and husband, Jack, of New Castle, Sandra Lee Dando and husband, Robert, of New Castle, Thomas Alan Reno and wife, Sally, of Georgia, Daniel Paul Reno of Maryland, Linda Mae Braden and husband, Harold, of New Castle, and Judy Lynn Milliken and husband, Pat, of New Castle; 17 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Randall Charles Reno; great-grandchild, Harlee DeHass; brothers, Bob, Jack and Raymond Covert; sister, Carrie Mae Johns; and infant brother, Paul Covert.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. S. Mill St. A funeral service will be noon at the funeral home officiated by the Rev. Richard Nero.
Interment will take place in Graceland Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on January 4, 2018
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