She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Everett Colbert.
Emily is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Jesse Tillett of the home; twins, Linda Gentry of Rockford, Illinois, Warren Oleson and wife Sandy of Pecatonica, Illinois; a daughter, Helen Mennenga and husband Merle of Blue Eye, Missouri; three step-sons, George Tillett, Sam Tillett, LaVerne Tillett; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She enjoyed crocheting and embroidery, dancing with her husband and flowers. Most of all, she loved her family and they will miss her dearly.
A celebration of life will be held 11:00 am Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Pines Community Christian Church, Blue Eye, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pines Community Christian Church Building Fund.