Etta's Story

GAINESVILLE, FL - Etta B. Cummings, age 92, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2015 at Oak Hammock in Gainesville, Florida.

Etta was born on February 15, 1923 in Morrill, Maine and prior to marriage spent many years working for the Department of War and then Civil Air Transport (CAT). During Etta's work years, she lived and traveled the world including such places as: Washington DC; Fulda, Germany; Shanghai and Canton, China; Hong Kong; and Tokyo, Japan.

Mrs. Cummings lived the past 60 years in Gainesville, volunteering with the Auxiliary of Shands and was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Etta was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Eugene Cummings and four brothers. She is survived by one brother and three sisters (Phil, Elsie, Dorothy and Lois) and by many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Evergreen Cemetery in Gainesville, Florida on November 21, 2015. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice. Arrangements are in the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home (352) 378-2528. An online guestbook is at
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