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Emma Lou Henes

Emma Lou Henes (nee Ellison), 84, of Elyria and formerly of Grafton, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 17, 2014 in her home, following a long illness. She was born March 29, 1930 in Gassaway, West Virginia and moved to Ohio after high school. She has been a resident of Elyria the past 12 years.

Emma was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved fishing, camping, gardening, canning, sewing, baking and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 59 and a half years, Richard Henes, Sr.; sons, Dave (Shirley) Ellison of Columbus and Richard (Mary) Henes, Jr. of Elyria; daughters, Clara "Kay" Henes of Rochester, Ohio and Reva (nee Ellison); daughter-in-law, Sue Ellison of Elyria; 14 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; and brothers, Frank Ellison of Virginia and Richard Ellison of West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by a son, Steve Ellison in 2009; brothers, Jack, John, Bill, Fred, Norvel and Orvel Ellison; and sisters, Lucille Tolley and Mabel Moss.

Friends will be received Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 4 P.M. until the time of a 7 P.M. service at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. Reverend Rick Stein, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, OH 44194-4924.

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