January 30, 2011
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/3/2011 14:00:00
Willard OH 44890 2/4/2011 11:00:00
Barbara Jane Emery (nee Long) died peacefully at her residence on Sunday January 30, 2011, surrounded by her children. She was born on June 12, 1935, in California, Pennsylvania to the late Leonard James and Helen (nee Rohrer) Long. She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Dr. John V. Emery.
Barbara graduated first in her class from Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing in 1972 and took great pride in her job as a Registered Nurse. In 2003 she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ashland University with a BS in Nursing.
She was a member of the Willard Presbyterian Church, and enjoyed volunteering her time with its After School Enrichment Program.
She was an accomplished artist, seamstress, gardener, and genealogist, and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is survived by four devoted daughters and their families: Gail (Rick) Kray and their children, Kevin, Danny, and Ryan; Lynne (Carlos) Rivera and their children, Michael, Elizabeth, and Grace; Jane (Mike) Hinterlong and their children, Sam, Joe, and Annie; and Anne (Rob) Webb and their children, Andrew, Susannah, Allison, and Lauren; four loving step-children and their families: Kathy Mulvihill and her daughter Erin; John (Mary) Emery and their children, John and Lori; Gregg (Kathy) Emery and their children, Drew (Molly) and John; David Emery and his son Austin (MacKenzie); a brother, Jim Long; and a sister-in-law, Ann Hunter.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 3, 2011, from 2-8 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard. The funeral service will be Friday at the former First Presbyterian Church in Willard at 11:00, with Rev. Richard Bower officiating. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the After School Enrichment Program or the Willard Mercy Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Gail, Lynne, Jane and Anne,
I just wanted to let you know how much I’ve been thinking about you and feel so bad knowing what you have been going through for the past few months. You’re mother was such a special person, so talented and had a great sense of humor. We used to e-mail each other, and I’ve missed being in contact with her. I love you all and know you all have so many memories of your mom. I’m so glad you all made it to Las Vegas last year. You all have turned out to be such great people due to your parents devotion and love for you.
i am sorry for the passing of your mom, i believe my mother said i was brought into this world by your father, i got aqquainted with him and your mother some years ago while delivering u.p.s. pkgs to them both, they where always very polite and it was always my pleasure when speaking to them, i am sorry for your loss, they where both wonderful people, my prayers of comfort are with your family, chris
John, sorry to hear about your mom! Just seen it in the paper today! My condolences to you and your family! Would love to see you and Mary if you’re going to be in town a few days! 419-681-5214
Our condolences to Barb’s family. I have known Barb since my first days as a nurse at Willard Hospital 33 years ago. I observed that she was a wonderful role model, teacher, professional, nurse and friend. She was kind to her patients, coworkers and family. The hospital lost one of their best nurses when she retired! She will be missed my many.
Beth and Bill
We send our sympathies to your entire family during this sad time. We know how close Barbara was to her children and how much love you share. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Anne and Jane, we are so sorry for your loss.
Gail, I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She has left a lasting legacy that will continue to make a difference for generations to come. I feel blessed by what she has given me, including the cherished friendship and memories that I will always have with all 4 girls. Your mother’s smile was infectious, and I can always remember her good will to me and others. Your mother ALWAYS had time to share a good word and a warm heart. I am SO SORRY that I cannot be there with you in this difficult time. Please give my condolences to the Emery family as well. Your Friend, Ken Kuhn.
Hello to everyone who loved and was loved by Barb. Although I was not close to Barb, I grew up with the Emery kids and had the pleasure of teaching most of the McKown girls so I want to express my sympathies. No matter how old they are, it’s sure hard losing our mommies, isn’t it. God Bless you all. Paul and Susie
I was heartbroken to learn that your mom had died. I will miss talking to her, as well as her letters and artwork. She was a wonderful woman and friend. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed! Jody
Please be assured that myself, my wife Nenette and my daughter Martine, whom you met in Hongkong will be offering prayers for the repose of the soul of your step-mother Barbara.
RGD – Rainbow Philippines
Barb, upon moving to Willard in the 90’s you enfolded my family in the warmth of your light. Your joy for life and learning was effusive and contagious. You had the remarkable gift of imparting complete confidence in others, as if no ambition was too lofty for attainment. I am fortunate to count myself as one of the many people that you positively influenced. I regret that I was remiss in letting you know before your passing, how helpful your encouragement was to me and how much I enjoyed our encounters. You will be remembered as vivacious, brainy, and beautiful, a true cheerleader for all of us, one who lead by example a bountiful life of activity and love. By the time that I met you, you and Doc were an inseparable duo, deeply invested to one another. Doc will be so happy to see you! He has been waiting! Go home now to our blessed, glorious Savior and rest in His arms.
With love and affection,
I was sorry to hear about Barb – we shared many great conversations over the years. She was very proud of her family. May God comfort you in your time of need. Thinking of you.
I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences on the bereavement caused by death of your stepmother. We pray for her soul to rest in peace
& for you to regain strength from this.
Rob,Anne and Family,
We wish time spent with those we love could last forever…and in our hearts it will. With sympathy in your loss, Dana Arnold, OMS South
Dear Gail and family–Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. She was a sweet lady. I remember she always had a smile and a hello. Please pass along our sympathies to the Emery family, also.
It is with great sadness that we received the news regarding Aunt Barb. Our hearts go out to the girls and the Emery family. We wish that we were able to attend in person, but please know that we are with you all in prayer.
All of our love,
Tina, Matt, Mel, Mia & Maggie
We wish to extend our sympathy to your family on hearing of Barb’s death. She and ‘Doc’ were unfailing friends to Bob’s parents, Elton and Violet Snyder. We are sorry we cannot attend the calling hours, both having been ill this week.
I remember Barb so well from attending Ashland University in the nursing program with her. She was a very sharp student! I admired her for completing the program with such honors.
Our prayers are with you at this time of loss.
Nancy and Bob Snyder
I will miss sharing the most recent mystery novels with Barb. She always had the best books and shared them with me. We loved the same authors. I always laughed when our book selections crossed paths of sharing.
Thank you Barb and Vic for being amazing citizens. Thank you both for your contributions to our land conversation and conservation.
In Deepest Sympathy
Just a brief message of sympathy to say how very sorry we were to learn of your stepmother’s passing. We are all deeply saddened by the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Your Rainbow’s Family from Spain
My condolences to Barbara’s family. Barbara was a distant cousin with whom I’ve shared genealogical information.
William O. Long, Crofton, Maryland
Hi Mrs.Hinterlong. Just want to let you know we’re thinking about you and we’re incredibly sorry for your loss. We love you and we can’t wait until you get back!
Jane & family,
So sorry for your loss. It is so hard to say goodby, I know. Saying a prayer for you all.
To the family of Barbara Emery I send my sincere condolences. Barb and I had classes together at Ashland University. She was a great partner in these classes and always added a great mix of life as well. I am sorry for your loss and know God will surround all of the family with his grace and see you through.
we got news that your stepmother passed away.
We are near to you in this circumstance and send our condolences to you and your family too.
Our thoughts and prayers are for you.
A big hug from us and all Rainbow Italia staff.
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Emery family during this mos difficult time.
I am very sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. I have many great memories during our high school years together at Edgewood. Sincerely, Tom (Class of ’53)
Gail, Jane, Lynne and Anne: Please know that my daughters and I send you our sincere sympathy.
We know your hearts are aching and hope that the thoughts and prayers of friends will help. You have both from us.
Sincerely, Pat Sullivan, Lynn, Peggy, Barb, Sue, Kate and Jenny.
To all those who loved Barb,
I am so sorry to hear of her passing.I know she was a fighter along her cancer trail. I shared many,many fun times with Barb. She is at peace now. Cherish your memories because they truly are the journal in your mind. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My best, Teri Swarner
We are so sorry to hear the sad news of Barbara’s passing. We will miss her.
Anne and Rob,I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you both and your family in this time of need. My prayers are with you,
With love, Jennifer
I was sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you my prayers during this difficult time.
Thinking of you and praying for you at this time.
We are very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Anne and Rob….
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of bereavement. But please remember…she is in a much better place now….with no more suffering and no more pain.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother and I shared family history of the Hatton’s a few years ago and she sent info of her research to me.
Dear Jane, Anne, Lynne and Gail,
I know it is difficult to lose your Mother, but I know that each of you have so many memories of the good times you had together. I know the memories of those years will be of comfort to each of you.
She was a good friend to me and we always enjoyed the times we had together. I’m sorry that I can’t be with you at this time, but being 85 does have its drawbacks.
Love to each of you,