Shirley Emken

Shirley EmkenShirley J. Emken, 80, of Lewistown died at 8:35 p.m. Dec. 9, 2011, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

She was born Oct. 30, 1931, in Houston, Mo., a daughter of Arleigh and Tressie Gentry Lawrence. She married Everett Emken on March 25, 1956, in Mossville. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Lee (and Suzie) Emken of St. David; one daughter, Rayann Hardy of Lewistown; one sister, Donna Warner of Creve Coeur; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Lawrence Emken; and one infant daughter.

She was a homemaker. She also had worked at PEO Home in Knoxville.

She was a member of Crossroads Free Methodist Church in Lewistown.

Services were held Tuesday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Reverend Vicki Rilea officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/14/2011

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