Ethel M. Cunningham, age 76, of West Donegal Township, Elizabethtown, died at 9:46
PM Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown. She was the wife of
Teddy B. Cunningham.
Born November 9, 1943 in York, she was a daughter of the late Ethel Maxine Rhoads
(nee Weaver) and the late Warren R. Ness, who was killed in WWII. She had graduated
from York High School in 1961, and most recently was a homemaker. Previously retired
from McCrory Distribution Center as a Department Manager and Office Secretary for
PRN Special Touch and worked for the VNA of York as a Home Care Assistant after
retirement. She was a member of Past Royal Matron of Dr. J.M. Hyson Memorial Court
No. 106 of the Amaranth, and Past Grand Royal Matron Order of the Amaranth State of
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Cunningham is survived by a sister, Dorothy A. Brenner,
of York; two brothers, Michael S. Rhoads, of Middletown, Wisconsin, and John T.
Rhoads, of York; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by
a brother, Charles N. Rhoads; a step father, Norman W. Rhoads; and a step sister, P. Jane
Funeral services will be private. Workinger Semmel Funeral Homes and Cremation, 849
East Market Street, York, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to, Amaranth Diabetes Research Fund: c/0 Dr. J.M.
Hyson Memorial Court No. 106 O of A, Red Lion, PA or Masonic Charities at Masonic
Village in Elizabethtown,
1 Masonic Dr, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.
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