Thursday, June 4, 2020
Ethelann was born on July 20th, 1928 in Denver Colorado, one of 11 children. Her parents were John Angelo Griebling of Denver Colorado and Frances Leona McKay Griebling born in Belleville, Kansas. Ethelann’ s parents moved to Evergreen, Colorado where she attended K-12th grade. She also worked at the local Pharmacy in Evergreen. After graduation she attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln Nebraska majoring in Pharmacy. While attending UNL, she met the love of her life Robert (Bob) Stillinger from Columbus, Nebraska. They were wed on July 20, 1950. After college Ethelann and Bob moved to Columbus, Nebraska where Ethelann worked for the local phone company. They moved to Basset, Nebraska in 1956 where Bob took a position at the local bank. Ethelann gave birth to their daughter Roberta (Bobbie) in 1958. That same year they had the opportunity to purchase the State Bank of Table Rock from the Guy Bonham family, and both worked together in the bank until her retirement from banking in July 1990.