Information courtesy of Roger Hopkins  31 June 2003


Piqua Daily Call

Piqua, Ohio

Wednesday, April 24, 1974


Mrs. Cora Hennessey


     Mrs. Cora M. Hennessey, 78, of 316 W. North, was dead on arrival at 9:45 a.m. at Piqua Memorial Hospital.  She had been ill one year.

     Born in Piqua, Nov. 13, 1895, she was a daughter of George and Margaret Johnson Cron.  She lived in Piqua all her life and was a graduate of Piqua Central High School.

     She was married to Thomas Hennessey who died in 1962.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Church.

     Surviving her are three daughters, Mrs. James Rowe (Eleanor), Dayton; Mrs. Dorothy Vail, Dayton; and Mrs. James Webster (Eileen), Piqua; three sons, Richard, Piqua; Daniel, Piqua; and William, Celina; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  One son, a sister, and six brothers preceded her in death.

     Mass of the Resurrection will be intoned Friday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church by the Rev. Fr. Harlod Sommer.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

     Friends may call at Melcher Funeral Home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Members of St. Mary’s parish will meet for prayers in the funeral home at 7 p.m. Thursday.