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Emma Wrenfrow
Emma Wrenfrow

Emma Hulda (Albertin) Wrenfrow was born the daughter of Theodore Albertin and Lydia (Baade) Albertin on March 30, 1933 in California, Missouri, and departed this life July 23, 2013 in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 80 years.

She was united in marriage on October 13, 1956 in California, Missouri to Clifford Joey Wrenfrow.

She is survived by her husband, Clifford Wrenfrow of Thayer, Missouri; one son, Daniel Joseph Wrenfrow and wife, Terri of Thayer, Missouri; one daughter, Mary Colette Schlernitzauer and husband, Frank of Clarksville, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Danielle Daniels and husband, Shawn of Benton, Tennessee, Timothy Trey Wrenfrow and wife, Allison of Barling, Arkansas, Justin Jeramiah Garrison of St. Louis, Missouri and Tasha Nicole Cantrell and husband, Blain of Olathe, Kansas; two great grandchildren, Jeramiah Xavier Garrison and Lily Mariah Garrison, both of Clarksville, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews, her church family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Anna Cook, Lydia M. Reischauer and Frieda McKee; and one brother, Ted Albertin.

Emma was a 1951 graduate of the California High School, where she was the recipient of the class music scholarship. She attended Junior College in Jefferson City for two years, while working at St. Mary’s Hospital.

After moving to Thayer, Emma was employed as a CNA at Shady Oaks Healthcare, retiring March 13, 2008, after thirty-five years of service.

She loved flowers, birds, gardening, cake decorating, and singing.

Emma will be remembered as a lady with a kind heart and a sweet Christian spirit. She faithfully attended the Thayer Free Will Baptist Church, using her talent in gospel singing as long as health permitted. She was devoted to the Lord, her family, and many friends. She will truly be missed by all.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Thayer Free Will Baptist Church in Thayer with Brother Richard Robinson officiating.

The family will receive their friends Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

Burial will be in the Byrd Cemetery near Myrtle, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to The Gideons, The American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice and may be left at the Funeral Home.



  1. Phyllis Blankenship
    July 23, 2013 @ 6:46 pm

    So sorry to hear about Emma. You all are in my prayers. God bless you all in this time of sorrow. Phyllis


  2. Charlie & Charlotte Hurtt
    July 24, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    We will remember Emma’s beautiful smile and beautiful voice. Thoughts of sympathy to all the family. Charlie & Charlotte


  3. Glenda Orahood
    July 25, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    It has been my pleasure to have known Emma over the years. I know she will be greatly missed. My love and sympathy to her family.
    With Love, Glenda Orahood


    July 26, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    We are so sorry for your loss, we loved having your mother and father as our neighbors when we lived on 10th street in Thayer ,She was a wonderful lady always with a smile on her face,She will be missed


  5. Bobby & Corita Rogers
    July 27, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    Danny and Colette, So sorry to hear about your beautiful mother. I loved Emma, she was a very special person, and had a voice of an angel! Which I`m sure she is singing with today.
    You and your family is in my thoughts and prayers.


  6. Joyce Sewell Henry
    August 2, 2013 @ 12:03 am

    Emma was my life-long friend, having lived on the next farm to my grandparents. We enjoyed being kids together, and keeping in touch all through the years. I can’t think of being without Emma here on earth, but we will meet again at Jesus’ feet.
    My love to the family,
    Joyce Sewell Henry


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