Roberta Emery, 87 of Drexel, Mo., passed away Monday, June 7, 2021, at Carnegie Village Rehab in Belton, Mo. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 10 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). A visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday also at the chapel. Burial will follow the service in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Roberta Irene Emery was born Feb. 25, 1934, in Rhoads, to Leslie and Florence Miller Gearhart. On April 9, 1950, she was united in marriage to Donald Emery. To this union, four children were born. Roberta worked for many years as an inspector at King Radio. She enjoyed being very active in her church and the Drexel community for many years.
Roberta was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don Emery; son, Brian Emery; three sisters, Byrnadeen Failor, Linda Gearhart and Shirley Fifer; along with two brothers, Marvin Gearhart and Harry Gearhart. She is survived by her son, Gerald Emery and wife Pat of Peculiar, Mo.; daughter, Karla Ream and husband Ron of Paola, Kan.; daughter, Sonja Burchett and husband Calvin of Freeman, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Amber Emery of Peculiar, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind a sister, Jane Wolfe; and sisters-in-law, Dena Gearhart and Marsha Gearhart.