ULYSSES – Ethel Louise Jacques Stotts, 81, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses.
She was born April 16, 1929, to Harry and Jeanie (Wilson) Jacques in Gray County.
She married George Stotts June 5, 1960, in Tribune. He died April 8, 1991.
She graduated from Greeley County High School in 1947. She went to summer school in Hays to begin her teaching career, which lasted for 41 years. Her first job was in Spring Valley School in Grant County. She later took a position in Horace Grade School. She returned to Spring Valley for two more years and then went to Hickok School, another rural school in Grant County. Her next and last teaching job was at Red Rock School where she taught second grade for 31 years.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Tribune and a supporter of the Ulysses United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed reading, playing cards, particularly pitch and pinochle and embroidering.
She is survived by siblings, Pauline Peterson, Betty Bailey, Alice Wagner, Denton (Bud) Jacques and Don Jacques; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews and friends.
She was also preceded her in death by her parents; one sister, Irene Hunt; two nephews, Byron Hunt and Mike Peterson; nieces, Candace Peterson, Cindy Burnside and Brenda Burnside.
o Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Ulysses with the Rev. Wayne Flanders presiding.
Burial will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses.
Memorials are suggested to the Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital Foundation or American Diabetes Association in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880.