Ethel Huhn



Ethel Huhn, 85, Westphalia, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Capitol Region Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 6, 1936, to the late Ben and Hilda (Kaiser) Huhn in Folk.

She grew up on the family farm and was the first girl in her family to graduate from Fatima High School in 1954.

Ethel moved to Kansas City where she was head of the accounting department at Reeves-Wiedeman Company. She retired in 1997 and in 2004 decided to move back to Westphalia to be closer to family.

Faith and family meant everything to Ethel. Every day at 6:30 a.m., she prayed the Rosary for family, friends and all who needed prayers. Ethel loved her family with all her heart and would do anything for them. She will be remembered for her cooking of special family recipes as well as teaching her grandnieces and nephews how to cook and bake. Ethel was the consummate host when family and friends came to visit, always preparing special treats and planning special destinations to visit. She enjoyed shopping, going to rummage sales, traveling, feeding and watching the birds and cheering on the Chiefs, Royals and Cardinals.

Ethel was a fiercely independent woman who was proud of her achievements and the family she was a part of. She will be sadly missed.

Ethel was preceded in death by parents, Ben and Hilda; brothers, James, Joe, Jerome, Clarence, Vincent and infant brother, Robert; sisters, Hermina Fitzpatrick, Evelyn Stratman and Elaine Huhn; and brothers-in-law, Tom Fitzpatrick, Cellus Stratman, Albert Bexten and James Loethen.

She is survived by siblings, Marilyn Loethen of Hallsville, Bernice Bexten and Edward Huhn, both of Westphalia; sisters-in-law, Claire Huhn of Folk, Alice Huhn of Centertown, Dorothy Huhn of Westphalia and Bernice Huhn of Folk; and many nieces, nephews and their families.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., (today) Wednesday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Folk with Rev. Anthony Viviano officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The service may be viewed on Ethel’s obituary page under tribute wall at

Memorial contributions suggested to the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Cemetery Fund.

Arrangements entrusted to Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Westphalia.

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