Lorena A. Emerine, 78, of Fostoria, passed away at 7:15 am Friday July 6, 2018 at her home, following a courageous and gracious extended battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was born June 9, 1940 in Republic to the late John P. and Helen M. (Fox) Roth. She married Norman R. Emerine on February 11, 1961 at Reed Assumption Catholic Church, Reedtown, Ohio, and he survives in Fostoria.
Also surviving are five children, Kenneth (Mary) Emerine, Woodville, Elaine (Scott George) Weaver, Carey, Doris (David) Corey, Findlay, Nancy (Patrick) McCauley, Findlay and Daniel (Sherry) Emerine, Findlay; grandchildren: Stephanie, Nicholas, Joseph, Jacob, Timmothy and Christopher Emerine, Zachary, Audrey, Elizabeth and Emily Weaver, Morgan and Austin Corey, Casey and Brendan McCauley; brothers and sisters, Victor (Ann) Roth, Republic, Rita (Rich) Blum, Willard, Raymond (Margie) Roth, Republic, Richard (Sue) Roth, Attica and Donna (Dennis) Enders, Attica. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ronald Emerine (1968); granddaughter, Shelby Emerine (1997); and a sister, Kathleen Studer (2014).
Lorena attended high school at St. Francis Convent and was a 1958 graduate of Attica High School, Upholstery Trade School and studied Floral Design at Tri-Rivers Career Center. She was a homemaker and enjoyed her work as an upholsterer, seamstress and tailor as owner and operator of Emerine Upholstery and the Betsy Ross Shoppe in Fostoria. She loved to crochet and was an avid quilt maker. She was a religious education teacher and a Eucharistic Minister for many years at St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Her love for her faith, family, and craft can be seen and felt by all who knew her.
Visitation is Wednesday July 11, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at HOENING & SON FUNERAL HOME 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Christian Wake service and Rosary will be prayed at 7:45 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Wendelin Cemetery. A luncheon will then take place at St. Wendelin Parish Hall.
Memorials are suggested to Bridge Hospice, Findlay, St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Cancer Patient Services, Findlay or Blanchard Valley Health Foundation Diabetes Fund.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.