Sue E. Emmons

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Sue Elizabeth Emmons, 79, of Eldersburg, formerly of Lakewood, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at home.

Born Oct. 2, 1934, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Ida Mae Hudson Leick. She was the wife of Homer Emmons Jr., her husband of 41 years, who died in 2004.

Sue was a graduate of Lakewood High School and Kent State University.

She established a career in journalism. She was a beat reporter, features writer and city editor at newspapers in Ohio and New Jersey. She worked at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Alliance Review, the Perth Amboy Evening News, the Woodbridge News Tribune and the Times of Trenton. She also supported the public affairs efforts of local chapters of the American Heart Association in Ohio and the American Trucking Association in New Jersey.

After retiring she was a freelance book reviewer, a dollhouse designer and volunteer media coordinator for the Purr-fect Companions Cat Sanctuary of Cleveland. She was a voracious reader of mystery novels and a student of English monarchs and their spouses. She saw the best in every cat she ever met and was an unwavering Cleveland sports fan.

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Dean Horvath and Mary Lott, of Eldersburg; a granddaughter, Katelyn Horvath, of Catonsville; brother and sister-in-law Frederick and Barbara Leick, of Lakewood; and nieces Heather Leone, of Wellington, New Zealand, and Hudson Leick, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Following cremation by Zumbrun Funeral Home in Sykesville, she and her husband will be inurned together at the Baltimore National Cemetery in Catonsville. A memorial service will be held in early February in Lakewood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Purr-fect Companions Cat Sanctuary of Cleveland, P.O. Box 770992, Lakewood, OH 44107; or to the animal welfare organization of your choice.

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Funeral Home
Burrier-Queen Funeral Directors, P.A.
1212 W. Old Liberty Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
410-795-0300
Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 20, 2014
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