Josephine (Rice) Emery

EMERY, Josephine (Rice), age 92, died Tuesday, January 6, 2008 in Omaha. Preceded in death by husband Dale, son Thomas and grandson John. She is survived by her sons: James of Kansas City, MO, Gary (Pat) of Los Angeles, CA, Michael (Nancy) of San Anselmo, CA and daughter-in-law, Roseanne Emery and husband Dennis Chapman; grandchildren: Jerry, Jeanne (Rick Leeds), Jeff, Kristin (Shane Hook), Meri (Kent White), Tom (Sarah), Zack, Seigi and Miyako; 18 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was born in Scottsbluff, NE and grew up in Bridgeport, NE, where her father was a business man. After she graduated from Bridgeport High School, the family moved to Omaha, Nebraska. She married Dale D. Emery and had four sons. She lived in Southern California from 1942 to 1952, at which time the family returned to Omaha. She was the private secretary of the president of the Woodmen Circle Insurance Company, and later was the head of the Health and Accident Department of that company, and then had the same position with the Woodmen of the World Insurance Company. She had many many friends, and was universally beloved by all who knew her. She had great sympathy for the downtrodden, and was an extremely generous person. VIGIL SERVICE Thursday, 7:00 p.m., West Center Chapel. SERVICES Friday, 9:30 a.m., West Center Chapel to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church for MASS at 10:00 a.m. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Siena/Francis House or to the Thomas C. Emery Scholarship Fund at Creighton Prep. VISITATION from 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the West Center Chapel.


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