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Ethan Lee Whyde

May 3, 1937 — November 11, 2023


Ethan Lee Whyde, also known as Mousey, age 86 of Kingman, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Franciscan Health Lafayette. He was born in Cates, Indiana on May 3, 1937 to the late John "Casey" & Nellie (Allen) Whyde.

Ethan graduated from Kingman High School in 1957 and on November 6, 1959 he married the love of his life, Mary V. Richardson, who preceded him in death on December 8, 2016. Ethan was a machine operator at Mid-States Wire in Crawfordsville and retired after 38 years. He also worked at Woodrow Funeral Home in Kingman for over 40 years, Powers-Priebe Funeral Home in Crawfordsville for 17 years, and Sanders Funeral Care in Kingman for 10 years. He attended the Kingman Methodist Church and Prairie Creek Baptist Church.

Ethan raised rabbits for many years, loved mowing his yard, taking care of the kitties, and him and Mary would travel around and take pictures of different funeral homes. He was always that welcoming and comforting face opening the door for everyone at several different funeral homes in the area. He was loved by his community and will be missed by many.

He is survived by his brother-in-law, Raymond (Glenda) Richardson; sister-in-law, Becky Brooks; several nieces and nephews, and special friends, Harold & Robin Dowell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Whyde; a brother-in-law, Bob Richardson; and two sister-in-law's, Betty Hensley and Janet Ping.

Visitation will be at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S 1st Street, in Kingman on Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 11:00 am till the time of the funeral service 1:00 pm with Pastor Loren Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Coal Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Western Indiana Community Foundation, Coal Creek Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 175,
Covington, IN. 47932. Share memories and condolences online at

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