Mrs. Ethel Irene (Francis) Claypoole, age 83, of Florence, Kentucky, entered this life on January 6, 1933, in Brown County, Ohio, the loving daughter of the late, Robert Cecil and Alma Ethel (Gaffin) Francis. She was raised in Hamersville, Ohio where she was a 1952 graduate of Hamersville High School. Ethel was united in marriage on February 21, 1953, in Brookville, Kentucky, to the late, Wayne Taylor Claypoole and to this union arrived four sons, Kenneth, Thurman, George and John and five daughters, Frances, Barbara, Roberta, Ruth and Norma to bless their home. Ethel and Wayne shared 43 loving years of marriage together until Wayne passed away on February 22, 1996. Ethel was a former line worker for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for several years. She was also employed for the Barrell Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for 1 year and for Coney Island in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was baptized at the Spring Branch Baptist Church in Switzerland County, Indiana. Ethel resided in the Switzerland County community since 1967. Ethel was a wonderful homemaker and will be dearly missed by her loving family. Ethel passed away at 8:42 am, Monday, December 12, 2016, at her residence in Florence, Kentucky.Ethel will be dearly missed by her sons: Kenneth Claypoole of St. Paul, IN, Thurman Claypoole of Vevay, IN, George Claypoole and his wife: Lisa of Florence, IN and John Claypoole and his wife: Tammy of Patriot, IN; her daughters: Frances Cochran of Patriot, IN, Barbara Gurley of Rising Sun, IN, Roberta McKay and her husband: Russell of Patriot, IN, Ruth Rose and her husband: Dale of Patriot, IN and Norma Montgomery and her husband: Rob of East Enterprise, IN; her 22-grandchildren: Braden Claypoole, Andrea Claypoole, Tiffany Claypoole, Caleb Claypoole, Tara Romans, Jeremy Romans, Timmy Gurley Lewis, Terry Gurley Lewis, Dale Rose, Jr., Jenna Felts, Wayne Cochran, Cody Cochran, Kacey Claypoole, Lacey White, Abbey Hahn, Chelsea Claypoole, Johnny Claypoole, Rusty McKay, Zack McKay, Brandi Lewis, Brady Lewis and Berry Montgomery; her 32-great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandchild.She was preceded in death by her parents: Robert Cecil and Alma Ethel (Gaffin) Francis; her husband: Wayne Taylor Claypoole, died February 22, 1996; her sons-in-law: Timothy Joe Gurley and Frank Ervin Cochran, Jr.; her grandson: Justin William Claypoole; her great-granddaughter: Anna Marissa Montgomery; her sisters: Phyllis Francis, Bonnie Clifton, Janice Forbes, Eloise Yockey and Betty Hampton.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 7:00 pm, by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Graveside Services and Interment will be conducted at 1:00 pm, Friday, December 16, 2016 at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Feesburg, OhioFriends may call 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.