Emma Jean Jeffries was born in Koshkonong, Missouri, the daughter of Homer York and Grace Pressley York on April 7, 1927 and departed this life on August 17, 2019 at her home in St. Charles, Missouri, at the age of 92 years.
She was united in marriage to Arthur Jeffries on February 15, 1946 in Oregon County, Missouri. He preceded her in death on September 13, 1976.
She is survived by her son, Lynn Jeffries and wife, Marla, of West Plains, Missouri; her daughter, Vicki Powell and husband, Bob, of St. Louis, Missouri; one sister, Sue Taylor of Imperial, Missouri; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Jeffries; her parents, Homer and Grace York; two sons, Jim and Jerry Jeffries; and three brothers, Mitchell, Herb and Ray York.
Emma Jean was a devoted homemaker, caring her family and their home most of her life. She enjoyed reading and watching television. Most of all, she loved spending time and taking care of her family.
Emma Jean will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister and a friend to all. She will truly be missed by all that knew her.
Funeral services for Emma Jean Jeffries will be held Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Charlie Cochran officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM.
Interment will be in Shiloh Grand Gulf Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc in Thayer.