Sharon K. Emery

Sharon K. Emery

December 11, 1942 – July 24, 2021

Age 78, known affectionately as “Burkie” and “Nana,” passed away at 6:34 pm with her family and friends by her side.  Sharon was born to the late James and Helen Burke, in Illinois.  She graduated from Madonna Catholic High School in Aurora, Illinois and she attended Creighton University where she was the lead Blue Jay Cheerleader.  After college, she never stopped cheering for family and friends.

She married John C. Emery in 1967, and they lived together on Capitol Avenue for almost 33 years before relocating to Silverwood.  Sharon is survived by John; son, Robb; daughter-in-law, Cathy; two granddaughters, Alessandra and Madeline; brother, Mike Burke; sisters-in-law, Sylvia Burke and Elaine Burke; nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by daughter, Courtney; brother, Kevin; nephew, Tim; sister-in-law, Nancy.

Sharon dedicated her life to various charities in Omaha, to include the mentoring program at Sacred Heart School.  She was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.  Even as her health declined, her optimism for life and love for family and friends only increased.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 30th from 5pm to 7pm with a WAKE SERVICE to follow at 7 pm at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th Street.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, July 31st at 10:30am at Christ the King Catholic Church.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that people make donations to Duchesne Academy c/o the Courtney Ann Emery Ministry Fund, 3601 Burt Street, Omaha, NE 68131.

To view live broadcasts of the Wake and Funeral Mass, please go to and click the “View Live Cast” button on our home page.



  • Thomas Garland Posted July 28, 2021 9:02 am

    May my condolences bring you comfort, and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.

    The Garlands

  • Cindi Elston Horning Posted July 28, 2021 2:15 pm

    Sharon was like a second Mom to me!
    She had style and charisma and always showered me with love.
    She will be greatly missed!
    Prayers and Thoughts to Mr. Emery and Robby and family!

  • sheryl/tommy davidoff Posted July 29, 2021 7:42 pm

    it is with great sadness that we send our deepest condolences to the entire Emery family. we know that sharon will be deeply missed by all.

  • Christopher Collins Posted July 30, 2021 9:41 am

    Sharon was an amazing woman and she will be sorely missed. I’m happy that she gets to be reunited with her Courtney..

  • LuAnn Knobbe Posted July 30, 2021 11:04 am

    Sorry to hear about Sharon’s passing. I taught Courtney and she was so great. I remember how nice Sharon was.

  • MIcal Suzan Crabb Posted July 31, 2021 9:34 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was a very special person.

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