98th Birthday: Genevieve Emerson


First Posted: 12/2/2014

CLOVERDALE — Genevieve Emerson, of Cloverdale, will celebrate her 98th birthday on Dec. 11, 2014. A family gathering is planned.

She was born Dec. 11, 1916 at the family homestead near Kalida to Chester and Ida Campbell. On June 26, 1942, she married 1st Lieutenant William Lylle Emerson, and he died in June of 1944.

Emerson has one daughter, Carol Wise, of Cloverdale. She has six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She retired in 1980 after 41 years of teaching. She started her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Putnam County.

Emerson enjoys reading, writing, keeping in touch with former students, doing crossword puzzles, spending time with family and watching classic television shows.

She is full of wisdom, humor and love.