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Ethel S. Spacke

March 29, 1929 — October 28, 2018

Ethel S. Spacke, 89, of Greenwood passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018. She was born on March 29, 1929 in Indianapolis. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Herman F. Spacke who passed away in 2012.

Ethel was a teacher at Perry Township schools for 29 years, retiring in 1993. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Marian College, a Master’s degree from Butler University and a Master’s degree from St. Meinrad School of Theology. Devoted to their faith, Herman and Ethel were charter members of St. Barnabas Catholic Church where they were active in the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Ethel was also a Benedictine Oblate of Our Lady of Grace Monastery.

Ethel is preceded in death by her sisters Mary Youngstafel and JoAnne Hollingsworth and great grandson Dylan Mathes.

Survivors include sons Tom (Terri) Spacke and Jay (Becky) Spacke; daughter Sheila (fiancé Kurt Schletzer) Mathes; eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Family and Friends will gather together to celebrate Ethel’s life on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis with recitation of the Rosary beginning at 3 p.m. Morning prayers will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the funeral home with the Mass of Christian Burial following at St. Barnabas Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass in Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Ethel’s memory; envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Final care and arrangements are entrusted to the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis. Visit www.OrileyFuneralHome.com where you may sign the online guest registry and leave a personal message for the family.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

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6107 S. East St, Indianapolis, IN 46227

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