2015-10-06 / Obituaries

Willie Jean ‘Ward’ Emery, 73


Willie Jean Emery Willie Jean Emery Willie (Jean) Emery of Greencastle, Indiana passed away at her home Tuesday, September 29, 2015. She was born December 5, 1941 in Neafus, Kentucky, the daughter of James and Magaline ‘Crowder’ Ward.

She was a homemaker for the past several years. When she was younger, she worked for P.R. Mallory and later ran a business called Castle Shade Co.

She will be remembered by many people who knew her as one who loved nature. She liked feeding the birds from her deck and enjoyed watching them come and go at freewill.

Jean’s companion for the last five years was her Shepherd like dog “Sophie.” She spoiled her rotten by giving her treats and her own bed to sleep in.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Magaline; her sister, Hilda Chapman and her great-grandson, Karson Browning.

She is survived by her siblings, Sandy and husband Richard Smiley, Dewain and wife Vicki Ward, and Larry Ward; children, Timothy and wife, Rosealee Browning, Angelique (Bennington) and husband Kenny Cowans, and Anastasia (Bennington) and husband Brian Shields; as well as numerous grand and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at her homeplace on Saturday, October 3 for friends and family.

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