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Two Letcher County natives die

Howdy friends and neighbors. Hope all had a really great week with lots of warmth and sunshine. It’s been cold all week here, but this morning it’s a beautiful winter wonderland. Yes, we got around three inches of snow last week and it’s sticking to trees and bushes. I plan to just enjoy the scenery and hope it gets into 80 degrees plus real soon.

Yesterday was not a good day. Before noon we had gotten word of the death of two young women we knew and loved. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends of Betty Sue Bentley Tackett of Sheffi eld Lake, and Bonnie Isaac Kincer of Deane. Both were born in Letcher County.

Betty leaves behind her loving husband, Daniel, son Daniel Wayne and daughter Treba Faye Hunt, all of Sheffield Lake, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one brother, four sisters, her church family and many friends and relatives.

Bonnie, the daughter of the late Nathan and Hazel Hall Isaac, leaves to mourn her loss her loving husband, Richard, two children, her only sister, Shelby Hall, two brothers, James and David.

Bonnie was first cousin to sister- in- law Georgia Hall Sergent. Hazel and the late Will Hall were brother and sister and every time I would see Nathan he always said he and my mom were related, but I never knew how or how much kin we were. Northeast Ohio

I took time out to go pick up a few groceries and decided to visit the Golden Arches and get our lunch. Now I’ve got to try to get this finished.

I forgot to put April anniversaries and birthdays in last week so I will do so now. Billy Wayne and Redia celebrated 44 years together April 1, Vincent and Amanda Roberts, 52 years on April 12. Congratulations to both couples and wishing you many more years of love and happiness together and wishing the same to all who celebrate this month.

A most happy birthday to the following people: Johnell Sergent of Alabama, April 2; Joyce Sergent, Lorain, April 10; Catharine Engle Taylor, Lorain, April 15; Phillip Shortt, Pound, Va., April16; Valerie Engle, Lorain, April 17; Jettie Sergent, North Ridgeville, April 18; Beulah Bentley, Jackson, and Gene Caudill, Florida, April 21; Betty Wells, Means, April 25; Kim Goins Brashear, McRoberts, April 26; and Linda Mullins, Jenkins, April 27. I will be celebrating my 84th birthday on April 16.

Wishing one and all a most glorious day with lots of cake, ice cream and gifts, and may you live to be 101 years old.

Red is still having more bad days than good ones and I’m doing okay. We’re just thankful that we wake up each morning and can get out of bed and walk, see and hear, which is a blessing to both of us.

Red has talked to Charles a couple of times this week and I talked to Jeanie, neither had a lot of complaints.

I also talked to Clara Pfister, and she seems to be doing well, just like the rest of us, waiting for a lot of warm sunshine.

Our great-granddaughter, Lydia has spent a couple days in the hospital. She has asthma real bad and had a serious attack, which caused her heart to have an irregular beat. I just talked to Redia and Lydia is still in the hospital. The medication makes her sick.

Their grandson, Dakota, called from Massachusetts. She said he sounded really good and said they would be down in June. He is with his dad and grandma, Phyllis Bender. I’m anxious to see him.

Are the mountains beginning to show any color? I would really love to go down, if only for a couple of days. I’m needing my mountain air fix.

Wishing everyone the best now and always. Love and prayers.

Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, emmalouengle@yahoo.com.

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