OBITUARY

Marilyn J. Emerson

August 23, 1938April 9, 2019
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Marilyn Jane Emerson, 80, of Waynesboro, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Shenandoah Hospice House in Fishersville.

She was born August 23, 1938 in Ohio to the late Lloyd Lincoln and Arveda Isaleen (Frye) Barr.

Marilyn was a homemaker and a Charter Member of Central Point Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Emerson on September 18, 2011, and brother, Edward L. Barr.

Survivors include two sons, Curtis Emerson of Laurel, Maryland, Steven Emerson and wife, Kim of Fishersville; two daughters, Amy Emerson of Waynesboro and Peggy Bryant and husband, Jesse of Fishersville; three grandchildren, Katilyn Duggins, Kyle Bryant and Luke Bryant.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes with Jonathan Goss and Phil Forehand officiating.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Augusta Health Foundation, c/o Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA, 22939.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Emerson on September 18, 2011, and brother, Edward L. Barr.

    Survivors include two sons, Curtis Emerson of Laurel, Maryland, Steven Emerson and wife, Kim of Fishersville; two daughters, Amy Emerson of Waynesboro and Peggy Bryant and husband, Jesse of Fishersville; three grandchildren, Katilyn Duggins, Kyle Bryant and Luke Bryant.
  • DONATIONS

  • the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Augusta Health Foundation, c/o Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA, 22939

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Memorial Service Sunday, April 14, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating
REMEMBERING

Marilyn J. Emerson

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John Rannie

April 15, 2019

To the Emerson family, I am sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. She and Bob were great neighbors of my family in Waynesboro for many years. God bless your family.

Rod & Gina Pollard

April 13, 2019

Peggy, Jesse, Kyle, Luke & family,
We are all so very sorry for your loss. Marilyn was such a wonderful lady. Every time we saw her, she was always smiling. Our hearts go out to you all during this difficult time. Thinking and praying for you all.
Love and many hugs, The Pollard Family

Amy Emerson

April 13, 2019

Life Story for Marilyn Emerson

Marilyn was born near Mansfield, Ohio. Her parents owned a farm in the nearby rural community of Bellville, where she grew up with her older brother Ed. She graduated as salutatorian of her class at Lexington High School, and her school activities included chorus, drama, and library staff. She held the offices of senior class treasurer and president of the home economics club.

Over the years she held a variety of support jobs, including work on the family farm, lunch counter staff at the San-Dar smorgasbord, and telephone switchboard operator at Stevens Manufacturing (where she met her future husband) in Ohio. Marilyn married Robert in 1960.

Before establishing themselves in Virginia, the newlyweds lived in Ontario Canada for several months. In between caring for a growing family, Marilyn was active in a local bowling league with her husband, was a bookkeeper at Klann Inc, cafeteria worker in the public schools, dark room assistant at Alwood photo studio, and volunteer at the visitor center on Afton mountain and teacher aide, all in Waynesboro. But she did not forget her roots in Bellville -- at least once a year the Emerson family would travel back to Ohio to be with her extended family and friends.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her favorite interests involved church activities, music, gardening, baking, and reading. She was a pianist for Central Point Christian Church for more than a decade and played the accordion on occasion (a favorite of her father). Her pull-apart bread and cookies will be fondly remembered by many. In 2005 a 45th wedding anniversary event was celebrated at church.

Marilyn’s devotion to faith and family, sunny disposition, willingness to help, and steadfast courage are an inspiration to all.

Calvin Scott Taylor

April 13, 2019

Amy, Peggy, Steve, Curtis:
I will always remember your mother's bright smile, quiet strength, and faithful service, all of which flowed out of her unshakable faith in Jesus, which has now become sight. May her example continue to shape our lives, and may we all draw closer to that eternal hope and matchless love that is uniquely found in the crucified and resurrected Christ.
- Scott

Tina Steer

April 13, 2019

Peggy and family. I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Although I didn't personally know your mom I felt as though I did from the many conversations we had. God gained an angel. Prayers and comfort to you all.

Candra Carter

April 10, 2019

Mrs Emerson always had a welcoming smile for me when I would visit. She had such a kind way about her. She was such a rare flower in a life of thorns. Peace be with you all.

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