March 3, 1919 -- Aug. 8, 2012
Irene (Tillie) Hennis, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, age 93, of Norwalk, passed away August 8, 2012, at Norwalk Memorial Home.
She was born March 3, 1919 in Hopedale (Harrison County), Ohio to the late Joseph and Elizabeth Marcus and came to Norwalk in 1956 from Smithfield, Ohio.
Tillie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Norwalk. She was a volunteer at both FTMC and Memorial Home for several years and was recognized for her 7,000 hours of service. Tillie enjoyed playing bingo, the Cleveland Indians, her canasta club and loved to sing.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Gordon) McLaughlin of Keswick, Ontario, grandsons, James Chapin of Norwalk and Matt (Jenny) McLaughlin of Keswick, great-grandchildren, Heather Chapin of Erie, Pa, Carrie (Mat) Barnes of Norwalk and Jesse McLaughlin of Keswick. She is also survived by her sister, Elsie Davis of Brewster, Ohio. Tillie was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Harry Hennis, in 2002, an infant son at birth and grandson, Jay Chapin, in 2006.
Friends may call On Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at 3:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main St. Norwalk, Ohio. Cremation will follow.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, New York, New York 10004 or Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44857.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Norwalk Memorial Home, Stein Hospice Service, and Ed and Roxanne Walker for their care and compassion.
Online condolences may be sent by going to www.edwalkerfuneralhome.com.