Ethan Lee Whyde

May 3, 1937-Nov. 11, 2023


Ethan Lee Whyde, also known as Mousey, 86, of Kingman passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

He was born May 3, 1937, at Cates, Indiana, to the late John “Casey” and Nellie (Allen) Whyde.

Ethan graduated from Kingman High School in 1957. He married the love of his life, Mary V. Richardson, on Nov. 6, 1959. She preceded him in death Dec. 8, 2016.

Ethan was a machine operator at Mid-States Wire in Crawfordsville and retired after 38 years. He also worked at Woodrow Funeral Home in Kingman for more than 40 years, Powers-Priebe Funeral Home in Crawfordsville for 17 years and Sanders Funeral Care in Kingman for 10 years. He attended the Kingman Methodist Church and Prairie Creek Baptist Church.

Ethan raised rabbits for many years, loved mowing his yard, taking care of the kitties, and him and Mary would travel around and take pictures of different funeral homes. He was always that welcoming and comforting face opening the door for everyone at several different funeral homes in the area. He was loved by his community and will be missed by many.

He is survived by brother-in-law Raymond (Glenda) Richardson; sister-in-law Becky Brooks; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Harold and Robin Dowell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Mary Whyde; brother-in-law Bob Richardson; and two sisters-in-law, Betty Hensley and Janet Ping.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First S., Kingman. Pastor Loren Stephens will officiate. Burial will follow at Coal Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Western Indiana Community Foundation, Coal Creek Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 175, Covington, IN. 47932.

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