The Times West Virginian


December 21, 2013

Ethel Michna

Ethel Mae Michna, 83, of Monongah, died on Thursday (Dec. 19, 2013), at Fairmont General Hospital.

She was born March 16, 1930, in Beaty’s Mill, near Mannington, daughter of the late Leonard “Doc” and Bessie “Ocie” (Wright) Stevens.

Ethel attended the Stringtown Grade School and graduated from Mannington High School in 1948. She was employed as a dispatcher for the Mannington Taxi Service, a clerk for the Woolworth Department Store, and worked in the Lamp Plant and Sealed Beam Division at Westinghouse Electric for 45 years.

In her youth, Ethel attended the Stringtown United Methodist Church. She converted to Catholicism, and became a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Monongah. She was also a member and active participant in the Ladies Society.

She is survived by her son, Adam F. Michna II of Monongah; a brother, Clifford E. Stevens of Rivesville; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Adam F. Michna, whom she married on June 11, 1960, at the Stanislaus Catholic Church in Monongah, by the Rev. Everette F. Briggs. Her husband died on September 30, 2000.

Friends and family may call at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave. in Fairmont, from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a Vigil Service being held at 2 p.m. Sunday. A Solemn Requiem Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, with Father Richard Ulam, O.S.B. as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent online to the family at

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