Sonja "Sunny" Darlene Emmert

January 8, 1940September 16, 2022
Obituary of Sonja "Sunny" Darlene Emmert
Sonja "Sunny" Darlene Emmert, age 82, of Terre Haute passed peacefully away Friday, September 16, 2022 at her home. She was born in Indianapolis on January 8, 1940, to Myron Morris and Dorothy Eileen Craig. Sunny is survived by her siblings: Joy Thompson, Ray Craig (and his wife Mary), Donna Whittle (and her husband Jim); her children, Rhonda Emmert and Guy Tincher (and his wife Tessa); and three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Sunny was a 1957 graduate of Arsenal Technical High School. She and her children relocated to the Raccoon Lake area in 1973. Sunny spent the next forty-eight years of her life there, working, playing, and worshiping in Greencastle, Indiana. After she retired from a long career at Lobdell-Emery, Sunny worked many more years in at Crown Lift Trucks. Sunny lived her final years with her daughter in Terre Haute, Indiana.  She had a soft heart for all animals and would feed all the stray dogs and cats that wandered her way. She deeply loved all her family and loved her children with all her heart – almost as much as she loved bowling. Bowling was her absolute favorite past-time; when physically capable of doing so, she always chose to go bowling. She also enjoyed swimming at the beach with her family, roller skating, riding bikes, golfing, dancing, and Euchre night with family and friends. Although Sunny's memory left her, her smile, joy from family, and sense of humor stayed with her until the end. She always brought so much fun and love to her surroundings. Hence, her nickname...Sunny. Sunny was preceded in death by her father, mother, and great-grandchild. Per her wishes, cremation has been chosen. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at

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