Ethel Velma McSloy, 86, a former Hill County resident, passed away Oct. 17, 2009, at the Sweet Memorial Rest Home in Chinook.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at 11 a.m. in Fifth Avenue Christian Church, with burial following in the Highland Cemetery. Memorials can be made to an organization of a person’s choice. Arrangements a r e by Edwa r d s Fune ral Home of Chinook. Ethel was born to John and Huldah (Bjertness) Staples at the homes tead i n Cottonwood. She attended grade school at Cottonwood and high school at Kremlin. On May 8, 1942, she married John (Stanley) McSloy at Chester. They farmed 4 1/2 miles northeast of Fresno on the McSloy homestead. Four daughters were born to this marriage. Survivors include daughters, Mary (Greg) Swenson of Chinook, Joyce McSloy of Big Sandy, Roberta (Robin) Brown of Auckland, New Zealand; brothers, Jim (Vi) Staples of Yuma, Ariz., and Jack (Eunice) Staples of Bozeman, Mont. Ethel has five grandchildren, Carol (Larry) Kline of Fort Benton, Brian Brough of Havre, Brad Brough of Anaconda, Ci n d y De n n i s o f Chinook and Martin Gardipee of Havre. She also has seven great-grandchildren, Tim, Holly and Emily Dennis, Ali (Dennis) Molyneaux, A.J. Briere, Jacynta and Jasmine Kline. She has five great-great grandchildren, Sienna and Kenyon Dennis and Hunter and Rylee Molyneaux and Choloe Lakota. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ruby Ann McSloy in February 1955; husband, John McSloy in July 1975; sister, Esther Peterson; brothers Roy Staples, Gerald Staples, and her parents, John and Huldah Staples. Ethel enjoyed flowers and gardening, knitting and visiting with neighbors. She was a member of Fifth Avenue Christ ian Church, Eagles and Sons of Norway.