Ethel M. (Eicke) Kitchen, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, is celebrating her 91st birthday.
Born in Shenandoah on Dec. 23, 1921 she is the daughter of the late Carrie (Rose) and Alonzo Eicke. Ethel and her sister, Carrie, were raised by their four paternal aunts in Wilkes-Barre.
She graduated from G.A.R. High School, Wilkes-Barre in 1939. She retired from 20 years of service from the Carbon County Courthouse as secretary to District Attorneys George Kerestes and John Deutsch, and Judge Richard Webb.
Ethel was married to the late Glenn A. Kitchen, who died in 1941. She has resided in Weatherly since 1949.
She has a daughter, Mrs. Michael (JoAnn) Garber, Weatherly; and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Rifenbery of Luzerne.
Ethel is a member of Zions Evangelical Lutheran Church, Weatherly, and Zions Busy Bees. She is a member of the Trinity Volunteer Group, Hazleton, the Weatherly American Legion Auxilliary, and is a former member of the Weatherly Senior Friendship Club and Carbon County Republican Ladies Club.
She enjoyed 13 cruises and many trips abroad with her late husband and daughter.