Emmaline Mabel Dudley

August 26, 1926March 25, 2018

Connersville native, Emmaline M. Dudley, 91, died Sunday evening, March 25, 2018, at Highpoint Health.

Emmaline was the daughter of Charles E. and Velma N. Kuhn Jessop, born August 26, 1926. In 1941, she graduated from Connersville High School. She grew up traveling with her family to area fairs to sell the renowned Jessop’s Butterscotch Corn. For over 38 years, she was employed at General Telephone & Electric Corporation in Connersville, retiring in 1985 as an operator supervisor. Emmaline was a member of the Christian Church in Brookville and the Eagles Auxiliary, Aerie #1065 in Connersville. She was married in Jellico, Tennessee, on August 11, 1965, to John O. “Jack” Dudley, Sr.

Emmaline was preceded in death by her parents, her husband who died December 20, 1992; her brother and sister-in-law: Edward J. and Mary Jessop; her sister and brother-in-law: Doris and Chester Davis; and a niece: Jacqueline Powell.

Emmaline is survived by her nephews: William J. Powell, Jr.; John Jessop and his wife, Nancy; great-niece with whom she made her home: Michelle Gill and her husband, Gabe and their children Alivia, Braxton and Cazpen; great-nephew: William J. Powell III, and his children Cody and Carley Powell.

Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment will follow in Dale Cemetery. There will be no public visitation. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to


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Marianne Stanley Gergely

May 8, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Emmy. She was married to my moms brother, Jack Dudley. My mom and dad both passed away 3 and 4 years ago. In my mom's late years she lost track of Emmy. I always remember her wonderful smile and laugh. She loved my uncle Jack so much and he loved her. Her hugs were amazing. I pray for her and the family. Such an amazing and loving woman

Vicki Gill

March 27, 2018

Such a sweet, funny and always sharing lady. As I was sharing the news of Emmy passing, the kids never failed to say how sweet she was. And how the dogs ate good at holidays due to Emmy sharing her food. Our vacations won’t be the same without her !!! Cherish all those memories Gill family for thru those tears you will find a giggle and a whew whoooo!!! Rest now precious Emmaline Dunplin we love you!!! Until we meet again!!!!