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Ethel M. Florey

May 25, 1931 — December 2, 2023

Upper Nazareth Township

Ethel M. Florey, 92, of Upper Nazareth Twp. passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Country Meadows Nursing Center - Bethlehem Twp. She was the wife of the late Chester C. Florey who passed in 2014. Ethel was born in Point Phillips on May 25, 1931 to the late Peter & Elsie (Newhard) Huth. She is a graduate of Liberty High School – Bethlehem. Ethel had many hobbies including gardening (especially flowers), stain glass art, sewing, various crafts, bowling, modern square dancing (including local, state & national dance conventions) and camping with her husband. She traveled and visited all fifty states of the good old U.S.A., Canada and Australia. After retirement she spent most of her winters in Florida.

Ethel was an active member of Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church (Moorestown) Bath, PA. She served on the church planning and building committee for Holy Cross. A former member of the Bethany Alter Guild and former Sunday School Teacher for many years. Ethel knitted and crocheted prayer shawls for sick and shut-ins. A compassionate and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her family very much.  In her own words Ethel wrote, “Thanks be to the Lord, I had a great life!!!


children: Donald C. Florey and his wife, Diana of Upper Nazareth Twp., a foster son: Keith Berlew and his wife, Pamela of Upper Nazareth Twp.; siblings: May A. Dudding and her husband, John of Bangor and Janet E. Jackson of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren: Tracy Yost and her husband, Kevin of Northampton, Nolan Berlew of Upper Nazareth Twp. and Charissa Berlew of Nazareth; great-grandchildren, John & Daniel Yost, and Zayden Jones; nieces and nephews. Ethel is predeceased by a brother: Kenneth W. Huth.


A calling hour will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2165 Community Drive - Bath,  18014. A Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church - 696 Johnson Road, Nazareth, 18064. The interment will conclude services at Green Mount Cemetery, Bath Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at:


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church and/or St. Luke's Hospice, Development Office, 800 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

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Thursday, December 7, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

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George G. Bensing Funeral Home, LLC

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Bath, PA 18014

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Thursday, December 7, 2023

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Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church (Johnson Road, Nazareth, Moorestown), PA)

696 Johnson Road
Nazareth, PA 18064

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