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Ethel May McMaster

December 1, 1923 — September 7, 2021

Ethel May McMaster, 97, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, September 7, 2021 at her home.

She was born December 1, 1923 in Logan Township, Ontario, Canada to Philip Bradshaw and Jean Reid Crawford-Bradshaw. From this union, came a wonderful family. She was of Presbyterian faith and was a member of her local Presbyterian Church in Canada. 

In Ethel's spare time, you could find her working on puzzle books. In her senior years, she would travel along with her daughter, Rose and son-in-law, Ron across the United States and Canada. Before settling down in Siloam Springs, the last 10 years, she probably traveled well over 200,000 miles.

She is survived by her daughter, Rose Helmick and husband, Ron of Siloam Springs, AR; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and many other loved ones. 

She is preceded in death by 6 siblings.

A graveside service will be held, 11:00am, Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Gentry Cemetery of Gentry, Benton County, Arkansas.


A livestream of the service will begin 5 minutes prior to 11:00am on the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home Facebook page.

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

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