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Emma North

Emma North

On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, Emma North (Wallenmeyer/Miller), died at the age of 79, following a courageous battle against cancer.

Emma was born February 8, 1941 in Evansville, Indiana, at home, the youngest of eight children to the late William and Mindie Wallenmeyer.
Emma attended Western Kentucky University and raised two children, Debra and Michael. Emma was grandma to Courtney Miller Malone (Luke) of Yorkshire, England, Devon Scothern of Wales, UK, and recently became a great grandmother to Courtney and Luke’s son, Jack Malone.
Emma was preceded in death by her son Michael Miller Jr (Teresa), who was killed in Slovakia while serving in the US Air Force.  She was widowed by her second husband James S. North,  who was an excellent stepfather to her children. She was also preceded in death by her brothers George Wallenmeyer, Daniel Wallenmeyer, William Wallenmeyer and Robert Wallenmeyer and sister in laws Loretta Wallenmeyer (George), Diane Wallenmeyer (William), and brother in law Joe Ives (Mindie).
Emma is survived by her daughter Debra Miller (Evansville, IN), sisters Ida Wallenmeyer (Rockville, MD), Mindie Ives (Bowling Green, KY), her brother Albert Wallenmeyer (Spottsville, KY), and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
After retiring, Emma would spend ten days every month helping her brother Albert at his farm.
Emma was compassionate, hard working, and talented.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and gardening.  She had a strong love of animals that she passed down to her children, and leaves behind her rescued dogs, Pete and Lilley, and two very spoiled cats, Thomas and Sassy.
Burial at Marissa Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Another Chance for Animals, 2808 N First Ave, Evansville, IN. 47710 or Jack Malone, c/o the late Emma North, 404 West Street, Marissa, IL. 62257.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.
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  1. Teresa Miller says:

    I read this and still find it hard to believe Emma’s gone. I wish I wasn’t so far away and could be with you Debbie to help support you through this. Emma was such a special person and left an imprint on so many hearts, I’m happy she’s at peace now and no longer suffering but she will be terribly missed, my thoughts are with you Debbie, love and hugs being sent across the ocean’s xxx

  2. Helen Terry says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, what I know of Emma she was a kind, caring and loving lady. You and your family are in my thoughts x

  3. Julie says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this, Emma has been my neighbor my whole life she was such a nice lady always outside taking care of her yard and animals she will be missed

  4. Valerie Metcalf says:

    So sorry for your loss. She always was so kind and caring. I will keep you in my prayers.

  5. Penny Reeves says:

    Dear Deb,
    As children, your mother loved all children as her own and I was fortunate enough to be able to draw on the comfort of the sound of her sweet voice and the safety of that sweet love. She was truly one of the kindest people I have ever known in this walk called life. May she dance in God’s garden and watch over you now and smile with Mikey. I grieve for you so for I know how truly unbearable life will be on earth without them. My love across the miles my precious sister in Christ.
    Penny Kay Reeves
    Overland Park, Kansas

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