CLOVERDALE — Genevieve Emerson, of Cloverdale, will celebrate her 97th birthday Dec. 11, 2013. A family gathering is planned.
She was born Dec. 11, 1916, at the family homestead outside of 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, doing crossword puzzles, keeping in touch with her former students and watching classic television shows.