October 24th, 2019
Ethel Graffus, 67, of Claymont, DE passed away on October 23, 2019
She was predeceased by her parents, John and Rose (Durbano) Bishop; brother, Richard Bishop; children, William and Heather Graffus.
She is survived by her daughters, Shannon Graffus (Michael), Carrie Hagan (Alex), and Holly Ashmore (Colin); sister, Karen Jankowski (Stan); brother, Barry Bishop (Jackie); grandchildren, Giovanni, Brayden, Noah, Logan, Olivia, and Isabella.
Ethel was known for her genuine and caring personality, sweet smile, and her kind and loving heart. She left a positive and lasting impression on everyone she met.
She worked several years at Holly Oak Child Care Center where she was adored by coworkers, parents, and children. She was affectionately known as Ms. Apple since many of the children couldn’t pronounce Ms. Ethel.
She enjoyed playing cards, bowling, and watching Lifetime and Hallmark movies – even the repeats. She was a great dancer and could have qualified for one of her favorite shows, DWTS, if she tried out. And we cannot forget to give appreciation for her baking some of the most delicious Christmas cookies ever. But what brought her the most joy was spending time with her family, especially her six grandchildren.
Ethel was a wonderful woman and will be missed dearly. Until we meet again….
Family and friends are invited to her viewing on Saturday, October 26th between 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm at the Joseph A. Ward Funeral Home 1459 Market St. Linwood, PA. 19061. Final resting will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to