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Lorna L. Hudgens, age 89, of Oberlin and formerly of Madison, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012. Born November 24, 1922 in Cleveland to Bertha A. (Sivon) & Thomas LaWand, she married Edward Hudgens in Painesville, OH on June 1, 1948. She was a homemaker, children's social worker in Lake County and operated Hudgens Haven Bed & Breakfast in Edmonds, WA. Mrs. Hudgens was a graduate of Kent State University and attended Case Western Reserve University. She was a former member of the Madison Board of Education, a charter member of the Madison Fine Arts Association, a former member of the Edmonds, WA Chamber of Commerce and served as PTA president in Madison, OH. Lorna was a member of Maplewood Presbyterian Church in Edmonds, WA and attended Heritage Presbyterian Church of Amherst.
She is survived by her husband, Edward of Oberlin; daughters, Blythe (Tom) Strong of Tucson, AZ, Melody Werner of St. Paul, MN & Heather (Vince) Valdez of Austin, TX ; son-in-law, Herb Werner of Bay Village, OH; granddaughters, Ellen Tzeutschler & Laura Carroll; great-grandson, Timothy Tzeutschler. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Thomas and sister, Velma.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM, Friday, January 13, 2012, at Kendal of Oberlin, 600 Kendal Ave., Oberlin, OH 44074 with a reception to follow.
Final resting place will be Fairview Cemetery in Madison, Ohio. Contributions may be made to Lake Humane Society, 7564 Tyler Blvd., Bldg. E., Mentor, OH 44060 or Maplewood Presbyterian Church, 19523 84th Ave West, #W, Edmonds, WA 98026. Arrangements are being handled by The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison, OH 44057.