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Leon E. Emerson, 91, of N. Kingsville, passed away Saturday, October 14 ,2017, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. Leon was born December 14, 1925, in W. Springfield, PA, the son of John and Mary (Dilley) Emerson.
Leon retired from the State of Ohio Department of transportation on January 1, 1988. He was a member of State Line UMC and the Jefferson Grange. He enjoyed Bluegrass Festivals and traveling.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Reba (Johnson) whom he married on September 17, 1974; children, Karen Como and Roland Emerson, both of Ashtabula; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Carol, Elma, Audrey, Joyce and Calvin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; children, Cheryl, June and Jeff; siblings, Arnold, John and Alice.
Funeral will be held Noon Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Marcy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with Pastor Sheila Brooker officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until time of service. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to State Line United Methodist Church, 7321 Bushnell Rd, Conneaut, Ohio 44030.
The family would like to thank Ashtabula County Nursing Home A wing and Hospice of the Western Reserve for their excellent care of Leon. Please sign the guestbook at marcyfuneralhome.com
Published on October 17, 2017
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