Ethel M. Oliphant, 83, of Blue Springs, MO passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Monterey Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Independence, MO. She was born July 28, 1933 to Lee and Grace (Embury) Grauf in Plattsmouth, NE.
Ethel was united in marriage to Bill Oliphant in 1951 and they shared 59 years together. She worked as an office manager at Gott-Rubbermaid for 20 years. Ethel was formerly a member of the First Christian Church of Plattsmouth, NE. She enjoyed reading, watching TV, and spending time with her family.
Survivors include son, Randall (Susan) Oliphant of Blue Springs, MO; daughter, Laura (Jack) DeBorde of Lexington, KY; brother, Joe Grauf of Omaha, NE; sister, Pat Gleason of Atlantic, IA; grandchildren, Steven, Scott and Hanna Oliphant, and Stacy and Andrew DeBorde; 1 great-grandchild, Michael Oliphant. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Oliphant; parents, Lee and Grace Grauf; siblings, Harlan, LeRoy, Arlis, and Dorothy.
Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs, MO has been entrusted with final arrangements. Memorial service for Ethel is currently pending and will be held in Plattsmouth, NE. Memories of Ethel and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.