Mourine Ehmcke, 88

Mourine Ehmcke, 88, of North Mantua Street, Kent, died Saturday at Brownsville Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas. Born March 28, 1909 in Lore City, Ohio, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Olive (Young) Hart. She was a longtime Kent resident. Mrs. Ehmcke was a retired teacher. She was a member of the United Church of Christ of Kent; the Order of the Eastern Star for 70 years; American Association of University Women; Business & Professional Women; Women's Club of Kent; AARP; and Retired Teachers of Ohio. Survivors include her son, Benjamin L. (Bette J.) of Texas; son-in-law, Steve Maczik of Hale, Mich.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Her husband, Clarence R., died in 1968. Her daughter, Betty E. Maczik, brother, Estle Hart, and sister, Cuma H. Laughlin, died previously. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent, with the Rev. Steven Lashbrook officiating. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to United Church of Christ of Kent, 1427 Horning Road, Kent.

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