Emma Louise "Lou" (Cissna) Clevenger
CLEVENGER, EMMA LOUISE "LOU" (CISSNA), 86, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at her home.
She was born in Breckinridge County to Flora and Paul Cissna. She graduated from Louisville Girls High in 1942 1/2 and was employed at DuPont Chemical, where set met her husband of 65 years, Howard. Emma Lou was a retired distributor for Pickerell & Craig and was a busy volunteer throughout her life for many organizations including the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Southwest Hospital, and the PTA at Stonestreet Elementary. She was a member of the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana for 53 years and served as the Area 11 cookie chair for many of those years.
Emma Lou had a strong zest for life and enjoyed square dancing, badminton, camping, chinese checkers, swimming, cards, Churchill Downs, gardening, traveling, Cincinnati Reds baseball, the Kentucky State Fair, and telling jokes! She was a charter member of her church, Good Shepherd Lutheran and brightened the lives of many with her sense of humor.
Emma Lou was preceded in death by her son, Roger; and grandson, Reed.
Survivors include her husband, Howard T. Clevenger; children, Howard "Pete" (Sandy), Nancy "Kay", and Carol (Kathy); daughter-in-law, Debbie; grandchildren, Holly (Grady), Tad, Alex (Chris), Nathan (Stephanie), Tim, Joe (Betsy), Forest, and Clay; great-grandchildren, Sophie, Tegan, and Kylee; niece, Tina; and her dear friend, Ruth.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 9718 Dixie Highway, with burial in Bethany Cemetery. Visitation will be noon-8 p.m. Friday at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 9718 Dixie Highway.
Online condolences to www.owenfuneralhome.com.
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