FLORENCE, Ky. – Emily Sophie Becherer, 88, died Feb. 13, 2013, at her residence in Florence, Ky.|
She was born June 28, 1924, in Sugar Grove, to Phillip and Emily (Duy) Miller. The family moved in 1930 to Hinckley, where Emily graduated in 1942 from Hinckley High School. Emily married Lawrence Becherer on May 1, 1943, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley.
She worked at General Electric for 34 years. She worked as a buyer/purchasing agent for General Electric, working in DeKalb from 1954 to 1982, and in Holland, Mich., from 1982 to 1988, retiring in 1988. She remained in Holland, Mich., until 1996, when she returned to Illinois to live in Cortland. In 2007, she moved to Florence to be with her daughter.
Survivors include her daughter, Marlene Becherer of Florence; and son, Richard Becherer of Elburn. Emily was the grandmother of Laura Halder, Angela Hansa, Phillip Becherer, Angel Wilder, Thomas Colyer and Julie Chieco. She was the great-grandmother of 12.
Emily was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Becherer; and brother, Adolph Miller.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road, DeKalb. Burial will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Montgomery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hebron Lutheran Church, 3140 Limaburg Road, Hebron, KY 41048; or to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road, DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Feb. 19, 2013