Ethel James "Jimmie" Emmerling, 85, of Taylorville IL died at 1:45pm Thursday August 1, 2013 at Taylorville Care Center, surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born August 6, 1927 in Stonington, IL. The daughter of James and Margaret Hyslop Buffington. She married John William "Bud" Emmerling on October 18, 1947 at the Holy Trinity Parsonage in Stonington IL. He preceded her in death on May 30, 2007. Mrs. Emmerlin was a retired legal secretary at Hershey, Bliss and Beavers Law firm. Jimmie loved to travel with her husband, was an avid bridge player, loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by Children: Mark Anthony Emmerling of Springfield IL., Cheryl Dennis Williams and Husband Jerry of Taylorville, Michael Gerard "Mike" Emmerling of Langleyville, John Francis Emmerling and wife Valerie of Howards Grove WI. Nine Grandchildren: Michelle Williams, Jason Williams, Joshua Emmerling, Lisa Emmerling Fehr, Scott Emmerling, Theresa Emmerling, Sarah Emmerling, Stephen Emmerling, Patrick Emmerling. Great-Granddaughter: Alyssa Emmerling. Several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Daughter: Beth Ann Emmerling, Two Sisters: Dorothy Pollock and Margaret Wattelet.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am Monday, August 5, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Taylorville, IL., with Father Alan Hunter officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton, IL. Visitation will be held form 5:00 to 7:00pm Sunday August 4, 2013 at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville, IL.

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