Christina K. Emery, 74


Christina K. (Williams) Emery, 74, of Gillespie, died Monday, July 6, 2020, at 7:12 p.m. at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld. 

Ms. Emery was born May 20, 1946, to Arthur Louis and Dorothy Christina (Bunn) Williams.

A nurse’s aide for St. Francis Hospital, she was an EMT for Gillespie-Benld Area Ambulance Service. She was a member of the Gillespie Lions Club, Rainbow Girls, Black Diamond Days, Red Hat Society, United Methodist Church of Gillespie and St. Timothy’s Methodist Church of Litchfield.

She is survived by her children, Walter Roy (Kim) Emery, Jr. of Litchfield, Cindy (Gary) Ewin and Leslie (Todd) Sherman, both of Gillespie; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth Williams and Terry Williams; sister, Dixie Dykeman; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, J.C. Williams; and a great-grandson, Hunter Lehman.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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