Herrin- HARVEY GENE EMERY, age 69, of Herrin, passed away at 4:40am on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Herrin Rehab and Nursing Center.
Harvey was born on August 1, 1942, the son of Harvey C. and Lena Naomi (Graham) Emery. He married Karen Anderson in Marion on August 10, 1963. She survives in Herrin.
Harvey had worked at Norge in Herrin for sixteen years and later worked at Allens in Herrin for eighteen years. Most recently, he had worked for the City of Herrin. Harvey loved cars and hotrods. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife- Karen Emery of Herrin
Son- Mark Emery of Herrin
Daughter and Son-in-law- Lisa and Jake Wirtes of Marion
Four Grandchildren- Jeffrey Fann of Johnston City
Cory Emery of Johnston City
Morgan and Elijah Wirtes of Marion
Sister- Von and Jim Johnson of Carterville
Brother-in-law- Jim and Diane Anderson of Seattle, Washington
Nieces and nephew
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother- Larry Emery.
A time of visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date at Herrin City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Herrin Rehab and Nursing Center. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948. For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com