Ethel Marie Sackett, 86, of rural Chatfield, died Tuesday, Dec. 11,

2012, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

She was born Oct. 11, 1926, in Chatfield, to Almond Mitchell and Edna

(Youngs) Mitchell. She attended Chatfield schools through the 11th grade.

She married Leonard C. Sackett Sept. 30, 1946, in Fountain, and they moved

to the Sackett family farm where he was the third generation to farm that

land. He lived there until his passing in October 1993; Ethel continued to

live there until her death.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed embroidery and going out with friends.

Ethel is survived by two sons, Allan (Charlene) Sackett of Rochester and

Clifford (Rita) Sackett of Preston; three daughters, Janet Sackett of

Rochester, Beverly Sackett of Chatfield and Rita Sackett of Kountze, Texas.;

three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren,

five step-great-grandchildren and six step-great-greatgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Dale; and nine


The funeral was Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Riley Funeral Home in

Chatfield, with the Rev. Timothy J. Gerarden officiating. Burial was in the

Chatfield Cemetery.