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George Richard 'Rick' Emery

George Richard 'Rick' Emery

George Richard "Rick" Emery, age 90, formerly of Coatsburg, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Curtis Creek Retirement Living Center. He was born on December 19, 1931 in Coatsburg, IL. He was the son of George Maple and Cora Frances (Marsh) Emery. He married Norma Jean Goerlich on September 1, 1952. She survives.

George was a farmer and also worked as a cement mason for Rose Construction for 42 years. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and attained the rank of Sgt. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He loved to pitch horseshoes, dance, and play billiards.

In addition to his wife, George is also survived by his children: Richard L. Emery (Anita Kim) of Quincy; Charles R. Emery of California, James L. Emery (Sharon) of Phoenix, AZ; Terry J. Emery (Serena) of Phoenix, AZ; Laurie J. Caputo (Lee J.) of Phoenix, AZ, Lois A. Myers (Robyn) of Quincy, a sister Barbara Willing of Camp Point, IL, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

George was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Grace Walker, Hazel McColez and Norma Lee McKenzie.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, following is the interment at Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #37 Honor Detail and the National Guard Honor Detail. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements and please visit their website, www.dukerandhaugh.com if you would like to submit a condolence.

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From:
Charlie and Chris Simmons
Rossville, TN
Comments:
Chris and I were so sorry to hear of George’s passing. It was a pleasure to know him; he was a good man. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. God Bless you all.
From:
ROGER GEARHART
Midland, TX
Comments:
Tracey and I Roger Gearhart send our love and deepest condolences.
From:
Alan Dietrich
Springfield, IL
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Rest In Peace Uncle Rick … my god father
With Love
Alan
From:
Teena Fusselman
Quincy, IL
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I only knew Mr. Emery a short time, I did housework and laundry for he and his wife. I enjoyed talking to him, enjoyed his wit, and humor.
From:
Henry Geise
Quincy, IL
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Rick and family, please accept my condolences about you're father's passing.
From:
Vickie(Walker) Elder
Mayfield, KY
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Rest in Peace Uncle Richard…
Sure glad you didn’t fall down those steps at the Labor Temple in 1971. (Family Joke)
We were able to enjoy so many wonderful memories throughout your 90 years.
Will miss you dearly. Love and prayers to Norma and all the family..
From:
Diane Brandhorst
Quincy, IL
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I can still remember the first time I met Rick and Norma... it was at their farm. Norma was in the middle of getting a permanent - but had to stop and run out to the pig pen. Everyone needed to help with getting baby pigs out of the mommas. During all this (I'm definitely a City Girl) I asked Uncle Rick - does that smell (the pig smell) hurt you??? He replied No... that smell can't hurt you... that's the smell of Money!!! I've never forgotten that!!! Thank you for all the wonderful memories over the years... lots of love and warm hugs to Norma and the entire Emery family... ❤️
From:
Sue Woodworth
Mendon, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry about the passing of your husband and father.
From:
Debbie O'Malley
Omaha, NE
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On behalf of the Bob and Rosie Hugenberg family, please accept our heartfelt condolences! Rick always that smile n grin and a kind word for everyone. Cherish all of your special memories.
From:
LeAnne Balzer
Comments:
May peace be with you all in your loss.