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Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, Pitts Chapel, Bolivar. Burial in Payne Cemetery, Polk. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home.

Dr. J.C. Harp will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bolivar United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.

Helen Maude (Deane) Emory, 95, was born Sept. 26, 1919, in Urbana, the daughter of E. Stanley and Blanche (Brady) Deane. She died Aug. 8, 2015, at Parkview Healthcare Facility, Bolivar.

She was united in marriage with Junior Emory on Dec. 25, 1938.

She was a member of the Bolivar United Methodist Church.

She worked hard along side her husband on the farm for many years before moving to town. Farming operations included egg production, raising cattle and turkeys.  She loved to garden and grow vegetables. She later worked as a cook at Southwest Baptist University.

She enjoyed watching and attending basketball games at SBU with her husband.  She would crochet and give those items away to family and friends.  She was known by her relatives and friends as a treasure.  

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Carl Deane; and one sister, Winnie Scrivener.

Survivors include four nephews: Kenny and wife, Judie Deane, Bolivar, Rick and wife, Debbie Deane, Lees Summit, Jim and wife, Lila Scrivener, Dearborn, and Ronnie and wife, Debbie Scrivener, Camden Point; three nieces: Debby Roberts, Grandview, Betty and husband, Bill Rust, Platte City, and Patsy and husband, Tom Smith, Dearborn; two nephews-in-law: Russ and wife, Jane Emory, Bolivar, and Franklin and wife, Wanda Mashburn, Springfield; four sisters-in-law: Lela Rosella Deane, Lees Summit, Gladys Emory and Willetta Reser, both of Bolivar, and Betty Emory, Independence; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.


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