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Harriett ELane "Sissy" Elder, 76, of Greenup, KY, passed away Saturday evening, February 24, 2018, from lung disease and cancer in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Sissy was born June 13, 1941, in Portsmouth, OH, and was preceded in death by her mother, Nettie Fultz Nichols at a young age. She was raised by Harry D. and Charlotte Nichols who also precedes her in death along with a grandchild, Charlie Semones.
Sissy attended the 1st Presbyterian Church in Ironton, attended Russell and Raceland Schools, graduated from Ohio Realty College and sold real estate for Grant Realty in the 1980's, graduate of the Kentucky Police Academy and became a police officer and sargeant for over 20 years with the Raceland Police Department from which she retired, served in the DARE program, shop with a cop, FADE program, was the abuse officer for the Greenup Humane Society, a Kentucky colonel, loved jet skiing and boating, The Mounted Patrol, horseback riding on her special horse "Bones", she loved dancing and was an avid follower of the 60's band the Fugitives.
She is survived by her son, Eric and his wife, Michelle Elder, of Frankfort, KY; and her sister, Val and her husband, Roger Ford, of Ironton OH; her grandchildren, Jonathan Elder, Makenna Elder, Baylie Elder and Jacob Semones; and a special aunt, Yvonne Fultz Lyon of Porstmouth OH; and special friend and sister, Val; and cousin, Debbie Ellis who traveled with her and did many special things.
Funeral services for Sissy will be at noon Friday, March 2, 2018, by the Reverends, Doug Henry and Carson Hunt at Music Family Funeral Home in Greenup. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in South Shore.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2018, at the funeral home.
She will be greatly missed by all.
Published on February 27, 2018
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