Ann Darlene Emmons

July 14, 1935September 15, 2021

PEKIN ~ Ann Darlene Emmons, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 2:33 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at her home.

Born July 14, 1935 in Pekin to Eddie L. and Helen M. (Hazlett) Sanders, she married James Wesley “Jim” Emmons on October 28, 1951 in Pekin. He died on March 3, 2009 in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Sarah Jane Scott and four brothers, Bill Sanders, Wayne Sanders, Bob Sanders and Don Sanders.

Surviving are two sons, James “Ed” Emmons of Pekin and Donald (Teresa) Emmons of Decatur; two daughters, Donna Emmons of Bloomington and Darcy Scott of Pekin; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Dean (Sue) Sanders of Ames, Iowa and one sister, Donna Butner of Pekin.

Ann was a homemaker, also working at the confectionary in Pekin, Pekin Hospital and the Town House Motel in Morton. She enjoyed spending time with family, car rides, Yahtzee night and going to the park along with watching the wildlife.

Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, September 20, 2021 at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Erma Hopping

September 20, 2021

To all the family. I just want to say that Ed did a wonderful job today saying good-bye to Ann. It must have been hard for you but she would have been proud of the way it was handled. May you all now start to heal and think of all the fond memories you hold. There will be moments and tears of sorrow but her pain and suffering is behind now and nothing but hope for the future. Many blessings.

Dawn Emmons

September 20, 2021

Ed, Darcy, Donna and Donald, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful great spirited woman that I had the pleasure of knowing. I remember many games of yahtzee and going to garage sales. I will be praying for your family during this time.

Brad and Debra Barnard

September 18, 2021

To all who shared life and love for Ann. We pray blessings over the memories she gave, as you celebrate her life and legacy. We have many fond memories of our sweet Aunt Ann. Feisty at times but we always knew what she meant.What a blessing to hear that she was well cared for in the comfort of her home surrounded by family! She cared WELL for her parents Grandpa and Grandma Sanders, and we are thankful she was given the gift in return. Well done to the Emmons family.
Thank you ,and may she Rest In Peace.

Erma Hopping

September 17, 2021

To Darcy and your family..I’m so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing but I’m glad I got to visit from time to time. I enjoyed talking with her. I know she will be sadly missed by all of you but it must be a relief to know she isn’t suffering anymore. Please know our hearts are heavy because of your loss and May God comfort your hearts as you look forward to the future. Love to you all.

Karen Arkless

September 16, 2021

Dear Darcy, Steven, Heatherly, Shelly, Rob, Skylar, Jasmine, Julia, Kiara & your family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Death is a horrible enemy. We look so forward to seeing her & getting to know her in Jehovah's new world! Until that time we pray for Jehovah to comfort you all. Please know that we love each one of you & you are in our prayers. With our love, Doris, Karen, Cara, Eli, Danielle, Samantha & Emma

Janelle Aper

September 16, 2021

Darcy and Shelly,

So so sorry for your loss! Prayers…

Janelle Aper