Born in Canton on September 15, 1918, Ethel Louise was one of three children of the late William Grant and Alice E. (Pierce) Foulkrod.
Ethel married Charles F. Hicks on March 22, 1935. They raised five children before his passing in 1985. She later married Frank Marshall Cole in 1989 and he predeceased her in 2002.
She was of the Baptist Faith and attended the Ecumenical Parish in Canton.
Ethel was a well-known “Avon Lady” in the Bradford County area for over 30 years. She also worked at the Belmar Factory in Canton and at Weldon Manufacturing in Williamsport for a time. She especially enjoyed gardening, the beauty of all flowers, reading and sewing. Mrs. Cole belonged to the Red Hat Society, Foxy Ladies and Hugga Bears.
In addition to her husbands, Ethel was predeceased by a son, Kenneth E. Hicks; siblings: Beatrice L. Nye and Edward Foulkrod and son-in-law, Brad Horton.
The family invites friends to call noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5th at the Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. A memorial service to celebrate Ethel’s life will be held 1 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Schmidt and Pastor Martin Coffey officiating. Burial will follow in Park Cemetery in Canton.
Consider a memorial in Ethel’s name to MADD, 408 E. 4th Street #310, Bridgeport, PA 19405. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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