January 13, 1931 - January 23, 2018
Service Date: January 26, 2018
Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs
Cemetery Hillcrest Cemetery
- Visitation: 10:30a-12p (noon), Friday, January 26, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs
- Funeral: 12p (noon), Friday, January 26, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs
- Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, following the Funeral
Ethel Gean Forte, 87, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018, in North Kansas City, MO.
Visitation will be Friday, January 26, 2018, from 10:30a-12p at Hidden Valley Funeral Home Of Excelsior Springs, 5951 MO-10, Excelsior Springs, MO. The funeral follow at 12:00 pm. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, MO.
Ethel was born January 13, 1931, in Chula, MO. She is the daughter of the late Enoch R and the late Gertrude L (Mace) Ireland. She married Antonio N Forte Sr. on July 15th, 1950 in Ogden, Utah. She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio N Forte Sr. on February 6th, 1994. She was Certified Nurse’s Assistant.
She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved embroidery, QVC, and Publishers Clearing House. Ethel also enjoyed her adult coloring and puzzle books.
She is survived by one daughter: Pat E Shelor of Yakima, WA, and three sons: Samuel E Hughes Sr. of Excelsior Springs, MO, Raymond O (Tammy) Forte of Lake Waukomis, MO and Antonio N Forte Jr. of Excelsior Springs, MO; eight grandchildren; Kimmie Jean Williams, Tricia Liberty, Sammy Hughes, Nick Forte, Denise Brewer, Elaine Shelor, Michael Forte, and Amber Forte; brother: Odis Ireland; sister: Donna Kay Hatfield; several great- and great-great-grandchildren, cousins, and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Ethel was preceded in death by her two sons, Michael A Forte and Thomas M Forte.