Ethel N. Kearns

Ethel N. Kearns, 96, formerly of Altoona, passed away Wednesday at Pond’s Edge Assisted Living Facility in Zephyrhills, Fla.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of Frank and Amber (Price) Hollingsworth. She married Raymond V. Kearns, and he died Feb. 21, 2001.

Surviving are a daughter, Ann Haller (Carl) of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was the last sibling of a family of 12 and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce.

Ethel was a graduate of Altoona High School and was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Leslie E. Axe Funeral Home, 1520 Fourth St., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church. Committal will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.