AURORA, Ill. -- Emma Marie Phillips Ernst, 80, passed away peacefully Feb. 28, 2006, in Aurora.
Emma was born July 8, 1925, in Braggadocio, Mo. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Henry Sullenger; a granddaughter, Sheila Smith; and two brothers, Jean Phillips and Jay Phillips.
She is loved, missed and survived by her four daughters, Wanda Jean Lovins and Carol Jean Lovins of St. Louis, Mo., and Ivy Lorraine Anderson (Todd) and Emma Christine Munoz (Daniel) of Aurora; one sister, Rose Butler (Sammy); one brother, James Phillips (Frieda); six grandchildren, 21 great-
grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Emma was a very special person that loved her family and God with all her might. She was the wind beneath our wings and will always be with us in spirit to lead us in the right direction.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, Mo., where visitation will continue from 11 a.m. Friday until time for services at 2 p.m.
Burial will follow in the Mounds Park Cemetery at Lilbourn.