Marie K. Danker
Marie K. Danker, age 92, of Quincy, died on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Home. She was born on October 25, 1927 in Canton, MO the daughter of Bryan and Sara (Walker) Emry. She married Paul Danker on May 29, 1947 in St. Patrick, MO. He preceded her in death on October 29, 1996.
Marie was a graduate of Canton High School in 1946 where she especially enjoyed playing basketball. She continued her education at Gem City Business College. She began working at Quincy College part time in 1956 and moved to a full time position in 1962. Following over 35 years of secretarial services in the area of student services and dedication to Quincy College, she retired in 1993.
Marie was a member of the Church of St. Peter. She loved traveling with her husband in their camper to visit relatives and to see the country. She enjoyed crocheting and was a great cook. She was devoted to her family, especially her son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her favorite pastime was going to auctions and then having her annual yard sale to share the treasures she had found. She loved talking to people and made friends easily.
HER SON: Michael Danker and his wife Katie of Quincy
THREE GRANDCHILDREN: Stephanie Peters and her fiancé Corey Loos of Quincy; John Danker and his wife Julie of Bolingbrook, IL and Brian Danker of Quincy
NINE GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Alexis, Peyton, Cole and Lydia Peters; Masey and Emery Danker; and Haylie, Ashlyn and Taylor Danker.
TWO SISTERS: Sara Bradford of Las Vegas, NV and Annette Ludwig and her husband Jim of Keokuk, IA.
TWO SISTERS-IN-LAW: Carolyn Emry of Dyer, NV and Louise Salcedo and her husband Fresco of Tyler, TX.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
In addition to her husband, Marie was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: Hollis, Frank and Bryan 'Junior' Emry; three sisters: Norma Beers, Dorothy Warford along with her husband Asa and Geneva Nettleton along with her husband Larry and brother-in-law, Jerry Bradford.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of St. Peter. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Church of St. Peter, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Don and Barb Oitker
- Mike and Katie, we are so sorry that we will not make the visitation or the funeral for Marie. We are still sick and we don't think that you want hugs from us. We will get together for a toast to Marie when we are better.