Wendy Jean Emmons, 55, of Herrick Center, joined the Lord Thursday morning June 7, after a brief illness and passed peacefully at Wayne Memorial Hospital Hospice services under a loving watch of her sister Jill Baron and sister in law Marge Lockett by her side.
Born February 13, 1963 in Herrick Center, she was the daughter of the late William and Sallie Russell Emmons. She was raised in Herrick Center and attended the JJ Koehler School in Honesdale until her graduation in 1984 from Honesdale High. She also participated in Special Olympics riding horses. After graduation, Wendy was employed at the Workshop, in Human Resources Center in Honesdale for over 30 years and received several honorable mentions for her services during her tenure. She later attended the Allied Services Day Program.
She enjoyed playing the organ, singing, dancing, watching television with her Mom, making hook rugs. circle word puzzles, and enjoying life footloose and fancy free. She was the sunshine on a gloomy day and would pick you up when you were feeling down. Additionally, she enjoyed her country music, bowling, watching movies and a nice meal with her family and friends. Those who met her always enjoyed her company, her silly laugh, and the crazy antics that set her apart from the crowd. She loved unconditionally and will be sorely missed by all.
The family would like to thank the compassionate staff at the Carbondale CM2 Allied Services Group Home for welcoming her into their home during her last year and a half. The caregivers at Wayne Memorial Hospital and WMH Hospice services for their kindness and care. A special thanks to her Physician, Dr. Neal Davis (Dr. D as she called him) for his tender loving care he offered her for over twenty years.
Surviving are three sisters, Linda Gormley and husband, Pat, New Jersey; Bonnie Corey and husband, Gene, Moscow; Jill Baron and husband Joe, Forest City; one brother, William Emmons and wife Angie, Mascoutah, IL, her sister-in-law Margaret Lockett and companion, George Emmons; Herrick Center; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by a brother Danny Lockett and a sister Vickie Gregg, who helped in providing Wendy with continued life fulfilling activities, that kept her young at heart, after her parents passing.
Funeral service will be Monday at 10am in the Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. 621 Main Street, Simpson with interment in Myers Cemetery, Herrick Center. Viewing will be Sunday from 5 to 7pm.