Guy Emery

Apr 7th, 1928 - Jul 9th, 2017


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Jul. 15th, 2017 2 - 3 pm


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Jul. 15th, 2017 3 pm

Guy Emery

Guy Emery, 89, of Marion, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 11:50 am at his home in Marion.

Guy was born April 7, 1928 the son of Guy and Ethel (Rogers) Emery. He married Betty Jo (Green) Emery and she preceded him in death.

He was a veteran, proudly serving in the Army Air Corps. Guy retired from Ford Motor Credit and was also a commercial real estate broker. His memberships included Elks B.P.O.E., and Rotary Club of Cape Girardeau.

Survivors include his;
Three sons;
Steve Emery and wife Carol of Marion
Kevin Emery and wife Mary Ann of St. Louis, Missouri
Darren Emery and wife Tracy of Manhattan, Kansas
Seven grandchildren;
Quentin Emery
Sean (Kim) Emery
Jenny (Jon) Ghani
Scott Emery
Hannah Emery
Megan Emery
Grace Emery
Three great grandchildren – Brynn, Lake and Elliot
Five brothers;
Dee (Marci) Emery of Jackson, Tennessee
Ron Emery of Marion
James (Mary Alice) Emery of Marion
Mickey (Christina) Emery of Parrish
Greg (Jackie) Emery of Marion
Several nieces & nephews

Preceded by his Parents, Wife – Betty Jo Emery, two sisters – Madaleine and Deanie and sister-in-law – Janet Emery.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 3 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Visitation will be Saturday from 2 pm until the time of service at the funeral home.

For those who prefer memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois  62959, or online at



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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Kenneth and Paula Kelly

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 10, 2017

    Greg, so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your brother well but, if he was anything like you, he was a good person. Paula and.I send out deepest sympathy.

  • Guest: Jacquie Vogel-McCunn

    From: Overland park, Kansas

    Date: July 12, 2017

    Guy was like a father to me…I would not be who I am today had he not been in my life . I was blessed to be so close and share so many wonderful memories over the years. Some i remember most fondly was when he surprised Betty Jo with a brand new Prelude for Christmas and had a set of keys under the tree . His first huge commission check he scored in commercial real estate and surprised her with at dinner. He loved bringing home treats like heath bars and tell me to eat more…smile more because I was shy and barely spoke. He was a motivator, inspirational, constant tease with so much love to share with others. He loved golf and tennis poker with the boys..or a great game of pool. I adored him! I loved him like a father and I will miss him in our world, but I know he is reunited with his eternal love Betty Jo and they are watching over us together in the garden of Heaven! ! Thank you Guy Emery , I will cherish you in my heart. Jacquie Vogel – McCunn

  • Guest: John and Jean Johnson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 15, 2017

    John and Guy shared many happy hours playing cards at Elks club over the years. When John’s Parkinson’s Diease begin to give him seizures, Guy would call me and help me get John home. He has been a good friend !

  • Guest: Bronwynn Bliss

    From: Manhattan, Kansas

    Date: July 15, 2017

    Grandpa Emery welcomed me into his home and was nothing but kind to me, when i came with Darren and Tracy and their family. Guy hadn’t seen his own grandchildren in over 6 months, but he still took time to get to know me, he was an amazing man. My condolences to the family, I will be praying a lot for you guys over the course of the next couple of weeks.

  • Guest: Becky Steffens

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 16, 2017

    I will miss u em rest in peace my friend u are with Betty now