Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

March 25, 2013

Emily Elson, 93


Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — Emily Elson, 93, of St. Paul, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013, at her home.

She was born April 20, 1919 in Hartsville, the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Hopper) Letcher.

She married John W. Ralsten, and he preceded her in death Dec. 12, 1944. She then married K. Jack Elson July 3, 1946, and he preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1992.

Emily attended St. Paul High School and a business school in Cincinnati. She was a 50-year member of the Flat Rock OES 473, and a member of the St. Paul Senior Citizens. Emily was a member of St. Paul Christian Church, and she had worked as a secretary and as a homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter, Constance Sue (Elson) Sarris, of Hammond; three grandsons: Bryan (Melinda) Grimm, Christopher (Amy) Jones and Craig Jones, all of Hammond. She is also survived by a great-granddaughter, Elaine Kate Grimm.

She was preceded in death by her parents and both husbands.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at Glenn E. George Funeral Home, St. Paul. Rev. Jimmy Collins will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Paul Senior Citizens or St. Paul Christian Church in care of the funeral home.