KALIDA — Susan Genevieve Emerson is celebrating her 101st birthday with a family gathering.
She was born Dec. 11, 1916, at the family homestead outside of Kalida, to Chester and Ida Campbell. On June 26, 1942, she married William Lylle Emerson, who died June 7, 1944.
She had a daughter, Carol Wise, of Cloverdale.
She retired in 1980 after 41 years of teaching. She started her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Putnam County. She enjoys reading, spending time with family, keeping in touch with former students, and watching classic television shows.