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Patsy E. (Grove) Emerick

July 7, 1933 ~ February 1, 2015 (age 81)

   Patsy E. Emerick, 81, of  Fort Walton Beach, Florida, formerly of Quincy, died at 10:10 a.m. Sunday (February 1, 2015) in the Wellington Place Nursing Home in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

   Born July 7, 1933 near Bowen, Illinois, Patsy was the daughter of  Alton W. and Mabel Musick Grove. On July 3, 1954, she married Clarence B. Emerick Jr. at St. Vincent de Paul Church in St. Louis, Missouri. They were married for 50 years before Clarence died Oct 22, 2004.

   Patsy attended grade schools in Adams County and graduated from Augusta Central High School in 1951. She graduated from Blessing Hospital School of Nursing in September of 1954 and became a Registered Nurse.

   Patsy loved animals, reading, crossword puzzles, and arts and crafts. She did volunteer work for many years at Our Lady of Presentation in St Louis. In 2002, the couple moved back to Quincy where she did volunteer work at Presentation Church, RSVP and the Salvation Army. Patsy moved to Florida in 2012 to be closer to her family.

   Survivors include four sons, Michael Emerick (Cheryl) of Fairfield, OH, Stephen Emerick of
Alaska, David Emerick (Brenda) of Valparaiso, FL and Daniel Emerick of St. Clair, MO; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; and her parents, Alton and Mabel Grove.

   Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Deacon Terry Ellerman.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery in Quincy.

   Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 and Friday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Quincy Humane Society.
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