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Henrietta “Etta” Short Yenne

Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, USA
Death 11 Feb 2017 (aged 84)
Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, USA
Burial Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, USA
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Henrietta 'Etta' Yenne, 84, Wooster
Published: February 14, 2017 4:00 AM

WOOSTER -- Henrietta "Etta" Yenne, 84, of Wooster, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at LifeCare Hospice.

Henrietta "Etta" Yenne was born on June 10, 1932, to Frank and Violet Short on a small farm just outside of Wooster. She married Charles Richard "Dick" Yenne on Feb. 10, 1951. Together they enjoyed 59 years of marriage and had five children.
Dick and Etta enjoyed spending winters at their second home in Bonita Springs, Fla., with their good friends and family and traveling to Las Vegas. Etta loved bowling, golf, bridge club, casinos and was actively involved in many leagues, social clubs and organizations through the years. She carried many titles and won countless awards and trophies for golf and bowling accomplishments. She always looked forward to her Friday morning social breakfasts with her dear group of girlfriends.

She was a member of many organizations over the years, including Wooster Community Hospital Auxiliary, Emblem Club, Quota Club, Wooster Country Club Golf Association and Worthington Country Club Golf Association in Bonita Springs, Fla.

Dick and Etta were involved with many philanthropic efforts through the years including Wayne County Community Foundation and The American Red Cross-Wayne County Chapter. The legacy of their contributions will continue to serve the community.

Etta cherished her large family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will miss their beloved nanny, grammy and grandma.

Surviving are sons, Rick (Kristie) Yenne and Jay (Bonnie) Yenne of Wooster, Rob Yenne (Diane Perez) of Petaluma, Calif., and a daughter, Laurie (Franz) Schmidt of Wooster; grandchildren, Josh Yenne (Rachel LeRoy) of Sonoma, Calif., Brandi (Ben) Ballentine of Wooster, Jaymi (Jason) Allen of Raleigh, N.C., Lyndi (Kevin) Hart of Mason, Marji Yenne of Columbus, Katalyn Yenne (Ben Haney) of Westlake, Nathan Yenne of Gahanna, Tori Schmidt and Drew (Kayla) Schmidt, both of Wooster; great-grandchildren, Olive and Jameson Ballentine, Gentry and Emory Allen, Ainsley, Ellis and Hayes Hart, Damian Schmidt, Landon Norman, and Marli, Leona and Porter Schmidt. She is also survived by her brother, Nevin (Lois) Dewayne Short; a sister-in-law, Donna Lou Miller Hodan; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; an infant daughter, Terri Denise; brothers, William Wayne Short, Warren Albert Short, James Dean Short; and sisters, Beulah Maye Short Boldman, Bertha Beryl Short Hofstetler, Grace Elizabeth Short Hooley, Pauline Idella Short Miller, Frank Short Jr. and Gladys Porter Short.

Etta will be missed by many, but now may rest peacefully after many years of declining health. Special thanks to her special family members, caretakers from Wooster Community Hospital Home Health, Lifecare and many agencies over the years, special friends and mostly her caretaker, Chrissy Hart, who made her laugh and kept her spirit going. We can't thank you enough!

Friends will be received Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, where funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. The Rev. J. Alexander will officiate. Burial will be in Wooster Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emblem Club, P.O. Box 151, Wooster 44691; Wooster Community Hospital Auxiliary, 1761 Beall Ave., Wooster 44691; or LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster 44691.




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  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
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