Velda Hope Emrich, 89, of Marshall, formerly of Indian Grove, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at The Arbors at Westport Estates Assisted Living Center in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church in Indian Grove, with Pastor Joe Smith officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Powell Cemetery at Indian Grove. Pallbearers will be Kenny Foster, Eugene Reigelsberger, Jonathan Lynn, Jimmy Riechers, Todd Cecil, Brian Hart, Lucas Hart and Derek Hart. Memorials may be made to Powell Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Gibson Funeral Home in Brunswick.
She was born Jan. 21, 1919, in Beverly, Ill., the daughter of George Wesley and Emma Caroline Jackson Lanham. She was married June 9, 1939, at Maquoketa, Iowa, to Vivian Monroe Emrich, who preceded her in death Aug. 28, 1986. They made their home in Milan, Ill., before moving to the farm near Indian Grove in 1951. She resided in Marshall for the last two and a half years. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, where she had been a Sunday School teacher and treasurer of the United Methodist Women. She was a 4-H leader for many years, a member of the Merry-Mixers Club and she enjoyed traveling, playing cards and taking care of her family. She was a joy and an inspiration to all who knew her.
Survivors include three daughters, Joan Foster and her husband, Jerrold, of Sumner, Marcia Ronnebaum and her husband, Don, of Marshall and Teri Hart and her husband, Kevin, of Marshall; eight grandchildren, Kim Reigelsberger and her husband, Eugene, of Indian Grove, Kenny Foster of Sumner, Kelli Lynn and her husband, Jonathan, of Bolivar, Carla Cecil and her husband, Todd, of Brighton, Tenn., Audra Riechers and her husband, Jimmy, of Blue Springs, Derek Hart and his wife, Stephanie, of North Kansas City, Brian Hart and Lucas Hart, both of Marshall; three step-grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and one brother.
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