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age 61, Ridgeway
Services for Deborah Jean (Hord) Elsasser will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Price Funeral Home in Kenton by Pastor Neil Partington. Burial will be in the Wolfcreek Cemetery.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
She died at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at the Kenton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born May 27, 1951 in Kenton to Raymond and Vivian (Beach) Hord and they survive in Kenton. On Nov. 22, 1974 she married Harry Elsasser in Kenton and he survives in Ridgeway.
Also surviving are her mother-in-law, Irene Elsasser; a daughter, Melissa Elsasser of Ridgeway; a son, Andrew Elsasser of Marysville; a brother, Ron (Deb) Hord of Kenton; a brother-in-law, Lynn (Judie) Elsasser of Ridgeway; three sisters-in-law, Nancy (Bobbie) Terrill of Ridgeway, NoraLee (Jimmy) Willoughby of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Marianne Elsasser of Kenton; a special niece, Jennifer Hiller of Kenton; 11 nephews, a step-nephew, 12 nieces, two step-nieces, 19 great-nephews and 15 great-nieces.
She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Harold Elsasser and a brother-in-law, Chris Elsasser.
She graduated from Kenton City School in May of 1969 and from Bowling Green State University in December of 1973.
She started teaching at the Upper Scioto School District in January 1974, then “Mrs. E” began teaching in the Kenton City Schools in September of 1974. She taught for 32 years before retiring in 2006. She continued her education through these years maintaining a 4.0 GPA, raising a family, teaching and gaining a Master’s plus.
She worked with Raptor Rehab nursing hawks and owls. She loved bird watching and anything outdoors, especially working in her flower gardens. Her favorite team was the OSU Buckeyes. She enjoyed hover crafting on the Scioto River with Harry. She lived for genealogy, walking through cemeteries, taking pictures, researching and making sure Civil War veterans were recognized.
Online condolences may be expressed at pricefh.net.
Memorials may be made to the Hardin County Historical Museum, Cancer Society, Hardin County Hospice or donor’s choice.