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Ethel Marie Lambert, Age: 93
May 26, 1927 - Nov 25, 2020

Ethel Lambert passed away peacefully November 25, 2020 with loved ones by her side.  Ethel was born on May 26, 1927 in Minneapolis, MN to Paul and Susan Sterbuck.  She was well loved by many customers during her 30 year career as a Head Teller at Farmers and Merchants Bank in Hannibal, MO.  She and her husband Gene spent many enjoyable years living in Hannibal before moving to Kansas City to be closer to family. 

 She is preceded in death by her brother Paul Sterbuck, sister Judy Sterbuck Cornelius, and daughter Cynthia Jane Short.  She is survived in death by her husband Gene Lambert; daughters Claudia Shingler and Lisa Shingler; sister Betty Sterbuck Salmon; son in-law Stephen Short; step son Phillip Lambert (Kelly Lambert); grandchildren Jessica Short, Lindsey Shingler, Travis Short (Jody Short), Sierra Lambert, and Bree Lambert; great grandchildren Averie Short and Aaron Short. 


 She enjoyed doing puzzles and crosswords, especially with her daughter Cynthia.  She also enjoyed regular BINGO games with her daughters and friends.  Her eyes always lit up when she saw her great grandchildren play.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church for close to 50 years.  She loved visiting with friends and family, as well as meeting new people.  She was able to do this a lot while volunteering at a thrift store and working as a greeter at Wal-Mart.  Her family felt the love in her laughter, her smile, and her hugs, and always appreciated her basket of Werther’s Originals she kept around.  All of the joy she exuded will be carried on in the hearts of those she knew and loved. 


 Services will be private.  Donations can be made in her name to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 




Margie Sterbuck Hlavinka Dec 08 ,2020

Niece ,Coon rapids ,Minnesota

Sorry to hear about the loss of Aunt Ethel. Hugs to family during this hard time.

Paula and John Clayton Jan 12 ,2021

Friend ,New London ,Missouri

I’m so sorry. We just found out. We loved Gene and Ethel. They sat behind every Sunday I church. She love our children and was very close to Peep, our middle daughter. She loved to talk and visit. She loved her family and she had the best chuckle. She was such a lady and always so pretty. I remember they took a group trip to New York and she saw “The Lady Liberty “. It was special to her. She was so faithful and I know she is with Jesus in Heaven. I sent them a Christmas card as I had no idea she had passed. I really missed them. Gene did so much volunteer work at the school. I’m so sorry to her family and send prayers.

Nya Rogers Jan 19 ,2021

Step-Granddaughter ,Rolla ,Missouri

I am sorry to hear of Ethel's passing.