She was born on July 2, 1923, on Wings Landing Farm in Preston, the daughter of the late Frederick Quidas and Fannie Worm Quidas. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-nine years, Wilber Engle on March 5, 2013.
Ethel graduated from Preston High School with the class of 1940. During World War II she was employed by E.I. DuPont. She worked with her husband as a grain and poultry farmer. She also served as a caregiver in private homes and the hospital.
She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Preston where she had served as president of the Ladies Aid and the Sunday School Superintendent. Ethel also enjoyed being part of the Preston Community Club, the Rainbow Garden Club, Caroline County Bird Club, and Upper Shore Genealogy Society.
Ethel is survived by her three children, Irene E. Wheatley and her husband, Richard of Federalsburg, Richard Wilber Engle and his wife, Peggy of Preston, Timothy Lewis Engle and his wife Christine of Federalsburg, three grandchildren, Joanna Durando and her husband Anthony of Federalsburg, Scott Engle and his wife Lindsey, of Virginia Beach, Anna Engle of College Park, two great-granddaughters, and Kalei and Zoe Durando of Federalsburg, two sisters-in-law, Katherine Engle and Milly Quidas, and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two children, Alan Lee Engle and Eileen Ellen Engle, five siblings, Marie Watts, Otto Robert Quidas, Josephine Engle, Irene Stanley, Bertie Plutschak, and Alan Quidas.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg with Reverend Thomas Becker officiating. Interment will follow at Junior Order Cemetery in Preston. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Memorial contributions can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 39, Preston, MD 21655 or Caroline Hospice, 613 S. 5th Ave., Denton, MD 21629.
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