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Ethel B Koedyker Alex
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1916
Death: Dec. 19, 2013

Ethel B. Alex (nee Koedyker), age 97, went to be with her Lord on December 19, 2013. She was born on October 13, 1916 in Gary, IN to Nick and Minnie Koedyker. Ethel was a graduate of Lew Wallace High School. In 1939, she married John Alex and they enjoyed 61 years together, living in Gary and then in Portage. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2000. Ethel was homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and dear friend to many who loved her. She retired from Sears Credit Department in 1979. Ethel was a member of Central Baptist Church where she was involved in children's ministry, women's missionary fellowship and other areas of service for over 60 years. She was also active in the Portage chapter of Christian Women's Club. Ethel is survived by her daughters: Janet (LeRoy) Burden of Valparaiso and Sandra (Mark) Yavor of Indianapolis; grandchildren: Jill Platt of Ventura, CA, Leann (Justin) Klemz of Valparaiso, Jason (Nicole) Yavor of Indianapolis; great grandchildren: Lauren Platt of Greenfield, IN, Matthew Blaschke, and Joseph Blaschke of Valparaiso. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sister. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 22, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Mike Kellogg and David Webb officiating. Burial will follow at McCool Cemetery in Portage. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Baptist Children's Home, 354 West Street, Suite 1, Valparaiso, IN 46383 or the charity of choice . Online condolences to the family may be made at

Published in The Times on Dec. 21, 2013 
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  Nicholas Garret Koedyker (1879 - 1946)
  John William Alex (1912 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
McCool Cemetery
Porter County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section O Row 4
Created by: Kathy in NW Indiana
Record added: Aug 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15190870
Ethel B <i>Koedyker</i> Alex
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Ethel B <i>Koedyker</i> Alex
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Rest in peace.
- Kathy in NW Indiana
 Added: Dec. 21, 2013

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