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“I will miss and love you forever,Mom. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Martin Fortney - Vermilion, OH

“You will be greatly missed. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Maureen King - Vermilion, OH

“Our deepest condolences during this difficult time. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: The Staff of Riddle Funeral Home - OH


Ethel Ellen Fortney (nee Bussey), 75, of Vermilion, died Monday, May 15, 2017 at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

She was born November 11, 1941 in Shinnston, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 56 years moving from West Virginia.

Ethel enjoyed planting flowers, gardening, and visiting different parks, especially Mill Hollow.

She is survived by her; son, Martin Blake Fortney Jr. of Vermilion; daughter, Vickie Lynn (John) Fortney-Frye of Lambertville, MI; granddaughter, Danielle Nicole Hauff of Toledo; step-sisters, Karen Chander, Sue Strum, Cathy Shagnaw, Debbie Sailor, and Barb Debolt; and her step-brother, Carsel Butcher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Blake Fortney Sr. in 2014; parents, Charles and Bessie (nee Anderson) Bussey; step-mother, Daisy Bussey; infant daughter, Donna Sue Fortney; sister, Kay Parish; and her brother, Allen Bussey.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of a funeral service at 12 Noon at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. Pastor Jim Cooper will officiate. Private interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.

The family would like to thank the King family for all of their wonderful support taking care of both Martin Sr. and Ethel.

Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.

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