Alene Hennis, 71, died August 8, 2013, after a courageous battle with breast cancer.
She taught English at Spicer and Roswell Kent Junior High Schools in Akron. Later in her career, she was Special Assistant to the Deputy Director of the Summit County Board of Elections, and was the Quality Assurance Coordinator at Fallsview Psychiatric Hospital.
Alene is survived by her husband of 48 years, Larry; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard and Carol Hennis of Copley and Carol and James Cobb of Venice, Florida; nieces and nephews and their families, Mark (Karen) Hennis, Karen (Mark) Janes, Jennifer (Boyd) Pethel, Christopher and Mark (Marja) Chiampo.
A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., with Dr. Donard M. Engle, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour before services. In lieu of flowers, Alene requested memorials be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America, Northern Ohio Chapter, 23297 Commerce Park Rd., Cleveland 44122; The Humane Society of Greater Akron, 7996 Darrow Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087; or the Child Fund International, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, Virginia 23294. To share a Memory, Send a Condolence, Light a Candle or Send Flowers, visit the Tribute Wall at www.billowfuneralhomes.com
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Aug. 21, 2013