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Lawrence W. Ems

Lawrence W. Ems Lawrence W. Ems

Lawrence William (Willie) Ems, 68, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at his home.

Born June 21, 1951, in New Albany, he was the son of the late Lawrence Fisher Ems and Anna Robinson Ems.

He was a member of Central Barren United Methodist Church, a graduate of the last class of Morgan Township High School, the class of 1969, played in the MTHS band and the Ballyhoos Inc. and owned a local trucking company, specializing primarily in hauling farm supplies and products.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Wilma Ann Ems.

Survivors include his wife, the former Kristin Troyer of New Salisbury; a sister, Tamie Lynn Ems of New Salisbury; three stepdaughters, Jessica Lehman (Mark Murphy) of New Albany, Susan Lehman (DJ McFadden) of Millersburg, Ohio, and Gretchen Lehman of Washington, D.C.; and seven step-grandchildren.

Visitation: Friday, Aug. 30, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 31, after 9 a.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.

Funeral: Saturday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with interment in the Central Barren Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the WHAS Crusade for Children, 520 W. Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40202.