Lois Emerson

Posted Online: Feb. 01, 2013, 7:50 pm
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Lois I. Emerson, 67, of Kewanee, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at her home.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Rux, Kewanee, with visitation one hour prior. Burial is at Osceola Cemetery.
She was born July 24, 1945, in North Platte, Neb., to Charles and Wealtha Emerson.
Surviving are siblings, Willard (Marie) Emerson, Tucson, Ariz., Cynthia (Von) DeMilt, North Platte, Delbert (Jan) Emerson, Lincoln, Neb., LeRoy Emerson, Jonestown, Pa., Wynona Emerson, North Platte; many nieces and nephews, including Charlotte Korn and Deb Scott, and great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Ray Doherty; brother, Clifford; sister, Delores.


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