Ethel Virginia Fawley Goss

| May 9, 2022

Ethel Virginia Fawley Goss, 101, passed May 5, 2022, at Morrison Hospice House, Zanesville, Ohio.

Ethel was born to Philip and Anna (Anderson) Fawley in Binghamton, NY, on Jan. 13, 1921.

The Fawley family relocated to Auburn, NY to establish a printing business. Ethel suspended her education to care for her ailing father. This enabled her mother to run the family business.

The events of WWII led Ethel to enlist in the Women’s Army Corps in 1943. This decision sent Ethel to Blackpool, England. While stationed in Blackpool, she was assigned to a printing facility under the charge of Sgt. Charles Goss of Coshocton, Ohio.

As WWII in Europe concluded, Ethel traveled to Auburn to tell her parents of wedding plans. By train, she traveled to Coshocton to meet her future in-laws. Charles returned to Coshocton after a brief tour in Germany.

Ethel and Charles were married in Coshocton on Feb. 3, 1946. Charles passed in 1966.

Ethel worked in Coshocton’s glove and calendar industries, but her seamstress abilities were the center of her passions. She became the manager of the fabric department at Buckeye Mart. She also made custom draperies and curtains for local clients.

Ethel was the co-owner of the Fabric Nook on Main St. in Coshocton for 11 years. She later worked as a daycare receptionist and independent caregiver.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, John Fawley; and her sister Eleanor Rodgers.

Ethel is survived by her sister, Dorothea Haase, Williamsville, NY; sons, Richard (Julie) Lancaster, Ohio, William (Mary) Myrtle Beach, SC; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and special friends, Carol Harper and Dennis Basile.

Ethel was a former member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church.

Services will be held at noon, Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the Free Funeral Home with Pastor Starkey Lawrence officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in South Lawn Cemetery.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude and thanks to the staffs of Windsorwood Place and Genesis Hospice Care for the care Ethel was given.

Special thanks to caring longtime friends hairdresser Cindy Walling and therapist Angie Beatty.

“Though we will all deeply miss our Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and friend, we are happy knowing that she is now with our Lord and with the loved ones that she so deeply missed. We love you, Rummy Queen!”

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ethel’s memory to: St. Jude’s, Genesis Hospice, 713 Forest Ave, Zanesville, OH, 43701-9836; Honor Flight Columbus, PO Box 12036, Columbus, OH, 43212-0036.

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