LAFAYETTE — Edna L. Emans, rural Lafayette passed away at 8:56 pm July 17, 2014 at the age of 101 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton where she had been for the last four weeks. She was born June 16, 1913 in Gilboa to Henry and Uzela Ramsey Fairchild. On October 5, 1931 she married Glen Emans in Covington, KY and he preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1999.
Edna lived on the farm all her life. She was a graduate of Crawfis School. She retired from Lima Memorial Hospital after 27 years of service, then worked at Bluffton Hospital for seven years. She then volunteered at the Mennonite Memorial Home for four years. She was a member of the Lafayette United Methodist Church. Edna enjoyed quilting and during her retirement made 36 quilts. Her favorite thing was to spend time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Edna is survived by three sons, Robert (Mary Lou) Emans of Pemberville, David (Karen) Emans of Pandora, Floyd (Lynda) Emans of Kenton, 12 grandchildren, Rebecca Allison, Randall Emans, Elizabeth Poggiali, Mark Emans, Bradley Emans, Kurt Emans, Jedd Emans, April Meeks, Lisa Emans, Shawn Emans, Eric Emans, Scott Emans, 22 great grandchildren, four step great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, a sister, Dorothy Pickens of Leipsic and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Burdell, George, Harvey, Homer and William Fairchild and five sisters, Ruth Lunn, Alice Klausing, Eva Mary Fairchild, Althea Hector and Chloe Schreiber.
Services will begin at 4 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton. Rev Wayne Bradley and William Herr will officiate. Burial will be in Harman Cemetery, Gilboa. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Lafayette United Methodist Church or Mennonite Memorial Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.