Marion-Andrea Delores Emery, 61, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Andrea was born in Marion on December 10, 1957 to Andrew “Andy” and Delores (Walker) Jones. She married Lindell Dean Emery in Elizabethtown on November 22, 1972. Andrea was a stay at home mother until she went to work at the Marion High School as a cook for 25 years. She retired in 2003. Andrea was a member of the Christian Church and enjoyed sitting out in the back yard, going on cruises and going to play bingo with family and friends.
Husband-Lindell Emery of Marion
Daughter-Hollie Emery of Mt. Vernon
Son-Jeff Emery and wife Lisa of Marion
Mother-Delores Jones of Swansea
Sister-Charlotte Watts and husband Gene of Burbank
Brother-Steve Jones and wife Peggy of Naples, FL
Sister-Sandy Arnold and husband Kevin of Swansea
Sister-April McGee of Millstadt
Uncle-James “Jim” Jones and wife Norma of Belleville
Grandchildren-Gayla, Andrew, Tyler and Elijah Orrill of Mt. Vernon and Madison and William Emery of Marion
Many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews
She was preceded in death by her father.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Southern Illinois, Dr. Jack Keller and the staff and doctors at Washington University Hospital.
Andrea’s wishes were to be donated to SIU School of Medicine. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 12pm at the Johnston City Christian Church. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the family c/o Lindell Emery and will be accepted at the funeral home.