BILLING GAZETTE                                                                           Sunday, January 17, 1999


Ethel Inman Humphreys

Ethel Inman Humphreys, wife of Reese W. Humphreys, died Jan. 15, 1999, at St. John's Lutheran Home, where she had been a resident for several years. She was 89.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, also a resident of St. John's; children from her first marriage to Fred L. Inman (deceased) include two sons, C. Robert Inman and Fred Lee Inman; two daughters, Helen Graham and Mary Bartlett; a brother, Warren G. Smyth; a sister, Ruth Sabins; nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; as well as stepsons, R. William Humphreys of Langley, Wash., Richard Humphreys of Spokane, Wash., and Thomas Humphreys of River Falls, Wis.

Ethel graduated in 1926 from Malta High School. She took her RN training at Kennedy Deaconess Hospital in Havre. Mrs. Humphreys retired from Billings Deaconess Hospital in 1970, where she was Director of Nursing Service for many years. In 1973, she married Reese Humphreys. They moved to St. Paul, Minn., until Mr. Humphreys retired from his position with the railroad. They returned to make their home in Billings.

Ethel enjoyed traveling, and in addition, sewing, quilting, knitting, and other handicrafts. She was associated with many service organizations during her working years and after her retirement which included Pink Ladies and the Red Cross. She was also an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Billings.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Grace United Methodist Church with Pastor Gary Treglown officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Grace United Methodist Church or St. John's Lutheran Rome.

Michelotti, Sawyers & Nordquist has charge of arrangements.