Ethel Marie McMurtry Puckett

Ethel Marie McMurtry Puckett

Ethel Marie McMurtry Puckett, 83, of Port Richey, Florida, formerly of Eudora, died on June 16, 2016 at her home.

She was a farmer, seamstress, operated a children’s day care and a member of the Church of Christ Church.

Mrs. Puckett was born October 18, 1932 in Kilbourne, Louisiana and was the daughter of the late Ollie Frank Rouse and Ollie Lee Rouse.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George Martin McMurtry; second husband, Fred Puckett Jr.; five brothers, Bill, Harvey, Earl, Winter and George Rouse; three half-brothers and and one half-sister.

Survivors are a son, Mel McMurtry and husband Gabe Gonzales of Port Richey, Florida; a sister-in-law, Lucy Rouse; her long-time care provider, awesome buddy, and family member, Bonnie Smith; numerous nieces, nephews and other friends, and family.

Visitation and funeral services will be held on June 23 Bishop-King Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation begins at 2 p.m., followed by funeral services at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Eudora under the direction of Bishop-King Funeral Home.