Myrtle Marie Emery

May 1, 1932July 25, 2018

Myrtle Marie Emery, 86, of Oklahoma City, OK, went to be with our Lord and Savior July 25, 2018. She was born to George and Florence Burris on May 1, 1932. She was a Capitol Hill graduate and graduate of Blackwood Business College. She married Waden Everette Emery Jr. on January 12, 1951. They were married 63 years, until his passing in 2004.

Myrtle began her career as an executive secretary to the legislators followed by a career at RJ Edwards. She retired as an Executive Secretary in the oil and gas industry. Myrtle was very involved with her son, Mark, and the Special Olympics. She was also a member of Quail Springs Baptist Church.

She is survived by her 3 children: son, Dr. Waden Emery and wife Ada Lisa of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.; daughter Janice Gilley and husband Ric of Yukon, OK; son, Mark Emery of Yukon, OK; and sister, Peggy Dailey-Humphreys and husband Elmer of Moore, OK.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers Jimmy Burris and J.E. Burris. She leaves behind 8 grand-children, 10 great grand-children and numerous nieces and nephews. Myrtle was very much loved and will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.


  • Mikie Sanders, Active Pallbearer
  • Kevin Emery, Active Pallbearer
  • Brian Emery, Active Pallbearer
  • Stephen Emery, Active Pallbearer
  • Matthew Emery, Active Pallbearer
  • Adran Gibbs, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Scott Finley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Shawn Couch, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, August 6, 2018

Myrtle Marie Emery

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Beverly Young

August 6, 2018

Myrtle and I both have a developmentally disabled child who worked at the Work Activity Center, Inc. in Moore, OK. She was always so kind and had the most beautiful, sincere smile. We have probably known each other for 25 or 30 years, but it had been a long time since we worked on any projects together.
I now serve as the Director for WAC -as it is called by the clients, and looking back at pictures from long ago, I have often wondered what Myrtle was doing. Had my daughter been able to continue in the bowling league (now uses a walker), I would have been able to communicate with your precious mother. My heart is sad for all of you and especially Mark. I pray he is handling her passing. God bless all of the family, and we would love to see Mark sometime. Drop by the work center when you can. Blessings, Beverly Young, ED.