Ethel was proud to have graduated with her welding degree. Later, she received her master’s degree in Health Sciences and enjoyed her years as an elementary school substitute teacher. Sam loved her grandchildren and enjoyed watching their activities. She adored her dog, Portia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Pearl, nee Goetz, Young.
She is survived by a son, Joshua (Annalisa) Foster; two grandchildren, Andersyn and Alexander Foster; three sisters, Jenny Hobeck, Carol Hartmann, and Joyce Ebers; two brothers, Gene Young and Mike Young; and many nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.
Private family burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Chester, IL.