Continued from Emmie's Story (Part 3)
Emmie always enjoyed having company and visiting with family and friends. A family friend once saw Emmie's walking home from the nearby funeral home and stopped to give her a ride. When the friend asked who had died, Emmie said she didn't know them she just thought she'd go to the visitation in case there was anyone there from out in the country that she might know. "Out in the country" meant the Freedom area where she grew up.
Emmie died on March 17, 1968 at the Rockcastle County Hospital in Mt. Vernon one month before her 86th birthday. She had been in the hospital for several days but between her daughter (Emma), daughter-in-law (Betty) and several of her grandchildren, she was never left alone at the hospital for a minute. She was buried next to John in Elmwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.
Photos from the top: Emmie and her brother, Dave Owens; Emmie (on right) visiting one of her neighbors; Emmie visiting her niece, Ollie; Emmie at one of her birthday parties.
Other Posts in this Series:
Timeline for Emma Jane Owens Taylor
91st COG, A Tribute To Women! - Emmie's Story (Part 1)
91st COG, A Tribute To Women! - Emmie's Story (Part 2)
91st COG, A Tribute To Women! - Emmie's Story (Part 3)
Sources for the personal events in this series are from my own memories, family stories, marriage records, census records, death certificates and newspaper articles. See my website for detailed sources. The historic events are from Infoplease.com-US History Timeline. To learn more about the Carnival of Genealogy, see FAQs at Creative Gene.