Emogene Britton (nee Williams), 81, of Elyria, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, after a sudden illness. She was born March 23, 1932 in Marfrance, West Virginia and was a 60 year resident of Elyria.
She was employed by the Elyria City Schools for 30 years as a lunch aid at Franklin Elementary School, where she was lovingly referred to as “Grandma Jean”, retiring in 2011. She was a member of Elyria VFW #1079 Ladies Auxiliary and Elyria Moose Lodge. Jean was a published poet and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was happy to be outside in her garden with the birds and flowers.
Jean is survived by a daughter, Stephanie (Kenneth) Carey of Amherst; grandsons, Timothy (Michelle) Carey and Daniel Carey; great-grandsons, Christopher and Xavier Carey; and a sister, Maxine Golden.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Gilbert O. Britton in 2000; parents, Albert and Blanche Williams; sisters, Reba White and Wanda Martin; and brothers, Averel, Junior, Arthur and Mike Williams.
Friends will be received Tuesday, March 18, 2014, from 4:30 to 7:30 P.M., at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Avenue, Elyria. A funeral service will be Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 11 A.M., in the funeral home, with Reverend Robert G. Wickens officiating. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
For online condolences visit www.dickenfuneralhome.com