Emma Louise (Lou) Ahr – February 19, 1925 – September 27, 2017
Emma Louise (Lou) Ahr, 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. She was born in Berne, IN on February 19, 1925, the daughter of the late Robert and Zulpha (Allspaw) Riesen. She was married to Robert L Ahr of Decatur IN for 65 years. Our Mom sang in a ladies barbershop chorus and quartet while living in Anderson IN. She worked for the Leadership Training Institute in Cincinnati, OH who were sponsors for the Dale Carnegie Courses. Her job was to sell the Dorothy Carnegie Course (for women) and then to be the instructor for the classes in Cincinnati and in Dayton OH. She was a Bible teacher, seminar speaker, and retreat speaker through the years. Our Heavenly Father literally downloaded a love for the Jews and for the Jewish nation in our Mother’s heart. Mother learned some Hebrew while living in Fort Wayne IN and also conducted Passover Seders. The world is a better place because our mother loved the Lord throughout her days. Surviving are her children, Christine (Edmond) Schaefer of Tucson AZ; Sandra (Ron) Willard of Fortville, IN; and Steven (Sue) Ahr of Florence, KY; Five grandchildren: Lisa Gambrel & Angie (Joe) Renner of McCordsville IN; Scott (Shelly) Shahbaz of Crown Point IN; Ria (Cory) Langer of Quartz Hill, CA; and Patti Schaefer (Jim) Senft of Springfield, VA. Eight great grandchildren: Nathan Spence of Westfield IN; Megan Spence of Fortville, IN; Jeremiah Gambrel & Jordan Gambrel of W. Lafayette IN; Matthew (Cindi) Shahbaz & Michael (Jodi) Shahbaz of Crown Point IN; Kyra Langer & Alyssa Langer of CA; Five great great grandchildren: Reece Garrity of Fortville IN; Martin, Mia, Stella & Malcolm Shahbaz of Crown Point, IN She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her step-mother, Helena Mae Liechty of Berne, IN; and her sister, Mary Ellen Hessa of CA. ..