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Henrietta "Etta" Koss

December 31, 2006
Henrietta "Etta" Koss
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Henrietta (Kellough) Koss, of Ludlow, Ma., returned “Safely Home” on December 31, 2006.  Born in Springfield, Ma. on January 11, 1918, Etta resided in Ludlow for more than 60 years.  As a young woman, she graduated from Trade School in Springfield where she specialized in tailoring.  She worked for many years at the Children’s Home and later at Sears and Roebuck as a seamstress.  In 1939, Etta married her late husband Anthony J. Koss, who predeceased her in 1980.  She was an active and dedicated member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Ludlow until its closing in 1998.  Etta was a former member of the Ludlow Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Ludlow Grange, Ludlow Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and St. Hilda’s Guild.  She enjoyed knitting, sewing, and “going trotting”; but above all, she loved her family.  She leaves her two sons to honor her memory, William and his wife Linda of Ludlow and Anton and his wife Holly of Green Cove Springs, FL.; 4 grandchildren, Christopher of St. Johnsbury, VT. Karen of Ludlow, Jefferey of Waxhaw, NC and William of Hunlock Creek, PA; ,as well as 9 great-grandchildren.  In addition, Etta also leaves several very special nieces and nephews, her church family of St. Andrew’s and the staff at Birch Manor Nursing Home.  She was predeceased by her brother and sister, Earl Kellough of FL. and Virginia Tourville of Palmer.  There will be a memorial service held at the Ludlow Funeral Home on Thursday Jan. 4, 2006 at 10:00am with visitation to precede the services from 9-10am.  Interment will be in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Parker St. Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 516  Carew St. Springfield,, Ma. 01104, or the Ludlow Boy’s and Girls Club, Claudia Way Ludlow, Ma. 01056          

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St. Springfield,, Ma. 01104, or the Ludlow Boy’s and Girls Club, Claudia Way Ludlow, Ma. 01056

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