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Ethel Pearl Latiker was born on September 8, 1933 in Coffeyville, MS. She was the second child born to Lucius and Mamie Taylor. Ethel departed this life on July 31, 2019. She accepted Christ at an early age at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Council Bluffs, IA.

Ethel attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs where she graduated as a member of the class of 1951. She went on to marry LeRoy Latiker on March 30, 1957, and to this union, four children were born.

She was employed at Glenwood State Hospital in Glenwood, IA and from there went on to work at US Bank in Council Bluffs in the Safe Deposit Department. After retiring from US Bank, she continued to work part time at Dillard’s and as a Tax Preparer for H&R Block. After leaving employment, Ethel took on a new path in life as a caregiver to her ailing father and her mother.

This was attest to her character as she abandoned her life in place of caring for her parents and her youngest son. Ethel was passionate about her family and always put them first, she was willing to do anything for them. As she became a Grandmother to five Grandchildren, she shifted her focus to helping them succeed.

Ethel was very involved in church throughout the years, serving on the Mission Board, as Treasurer, on the Hospitality Committee, and other various auxiliary committees.

Ethel was an avid reader, was fascinated with old movies and made sure to always keep up with current events. Her other passions included travel and shopping.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her four children, Karen and husband Walter Eric Summers , LeRoy Latiker Jr. and wife Kimberly, Craig Latiker and Sheila Latiker. She also leaves behind five grandchildren, Erica Summers, Wes Summers, Taylor Latiker, Christian Hill and Alea Latiker. Great grandchildren include, Jaylen, Jai’Vionne and Jeremiah Summers as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A service honoring her life will be held on Friday August 9, 2019 at H.W. Fields Cathedral; 1515 Willow Rd. Greensboro, NC. Visitation will begin at 11:30am with service following at 12pm.

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  • Monday, August 5, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Perry J. Brown Funeral Home
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019
    To Shelia, Craig and all of Ethel's children, I am praying for you in the loss of your wonderful mother. May God Bless and Keep each of you today and always. Sincerely, Linda Morris
    ~ Linda J. Morris   Omaha
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019
    My prayers are with all of you today in the loss of Ethel. We will miss her lovely smile and beautiful personality. God Bless!
    ~ LeeEster Lott   Omaha
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019
    My family and I extend to you our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom. You are in our Prayers. God Bless.
    ~ Elnora Langford-Rupert   Omaha
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019
    What a magnificent glorious woman! Classy. Smart. Brave. Courageous. An Amazing mother, grandmother, and relative! She was an absolute beauty! Humorous! A fashion icon! Most importantly, she was my cousin but was also my Aunt, a mother, and a dedicated friend to me. She meant the world to me! I can't describe the impact she had on my life or how very much I will deeply miss her. Her children knew how much I loved her and how close we were. My heart is with each of you. Aunt Ethel will forever be in my heart! Praying for us all. She was a good and faithful servant who loved the Lord. I am certain she is at perfect peace and is with our Almighty God! She will be foever with me. I love you Aunt Ethel!
    ~ Sherry Anderson   Omaha, NE
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019
    What a magnificent glorious woman! Classy. Smart. Brave. Courageous. An Amazing mother, grandmother, and relative! She was an absolute beauty! Humorous! A fashion icon! Most importantly, she was my cousin but was also my Aunt, a mother, and a dedicated friend to me. She meant the world to me! I can't describe the impact she had on my life or how very much I will deeply miss her. Her children knew how much I loved her and how close we were. My heart is with each of you. Aunt Ethel will forever be in my heart! Praying for us all. She was a good and faithful servant who loved the Lord. I am certain she is at perfect peace and is with our Almighty God! She will be foever with me. I love you Aunt Ethel!
    ~ Sherry Anderson   Omaha, NE