Ethel Shanker

Ethel Shanker, died peacefully on March 17th at the age of 98.

Beloved wife of the late Melvin Shanker.  Lovingly remembered by her children, Stan (Andy) Shanker, Philip (the late Cindy) Shanker and Ricky (Micki Brittin) Shanker.  Adored grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of sixteen and great great-grandmother of three.  Dear aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend.

Ethel was born on a very cold winter day, January 27, 1925. In 1942 she married the love of her life Melvin Shanker.  Ethel and Mel owned and operated a highly successful kosher style deli, first in University City, and then Shanker’s Deli in Creve Coeur on Ballas Road.  Mel ran the business side of the deli while Ethel was the glue that kept the customers coming back.

Ethel loved playing Mahjong, volunteering, going with Mel to Lake St Louis, and eventually spending the winters in Florida.  Her most important role was being the super-great mom, grams and “GG” to all her children. She made each one feel special and super loved.  Her love also spread to every animal and small child she met; her love was boundless. We will all miss her each and every day!

Graveside service Sunday, March 19, 12:00pm at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, 650 White Road.  Contributions in her memory may be made to the fund of your choice at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road, St. Louis, MO 63141.

A Rindskopf-Roth Service