Source: News Journal

Alexis Audra Longo (1913-2004)

Born in Laketon, IN on February 2, 1913; died on January 21, 2004. She married Louis L. Longo in Wabash on April 19, 1934. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Carole L. Hankel of Dayton, Ohio; her grandson, Michael Hankel, also of Dayton; her granddaughter, Lisa (Thomas) Locascio of Elk Grove Village, Illinois; her two great-granddaughters, Christina Alexis and Amanda Elizabeth Locascio, both of Elk Grove Village. She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Carroll; her sister, Dorothy Bixenman; and two half-brothers.

Alexis and her husband owned and operated Louie's Candy Kitchen in North Manchester from 1934 until 2003. Her expertise was hand-dipped chocolates. The Longos summered at their cottage at Lake Tippecanoe.

She was a 1931 graduate of Laketon High School and attended nursing school at St. Vincent's Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.

Preferred memorials are to the Caring Circle at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester.