Oak Grove - Emma R. Pleacher, 83 of Oak Grove, Mo passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Oak Grove Nursing and Rehab. Visitation will be held Tuesday July 27, 2021 9-10 am and service will begin at 10 am, Tuesday July 27, 2021 at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, Missouri, Interment will follow service at Oak Grove Cemetery. Emma was born April 5, 1938 to Fred Clarence and Dena Mae (Renno) Murdock in Nelson, Missouri. Emma attended Fort Osage High School and went on to obtain her license as a Cosmetologist. In 1956 Emma married Joseph D. "Don" Pleacher and from their union they were blessed with 4 beautiful children. Emma and her family traveled the world while Don was in service. Emma had great spunk and zest! Though she was little she was mighty!! She was a beautiful mother, nana and baba! Emma was always dressed to impressed and later after Don's passing, she spent time taking bus tours with her sister visiting various casinos. She loved country music, every now in again a cold beer, but most of all her family. She will be missed terribly but will continue on with them through laughter and stories. Emma is survived by children, Louvica (Gary) McIntee, Donna (Russel) Williams, Joseph (Teresa) Pleacher; sister, Marjorie Lewis; brother, Freddie Lee (Ann) Murdock; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; many extended family and friends. She is preceded by her parents, Fred and Dena Murdock; her husband of 50 years, Joseph "Don" Pleacher; siblings, Clarence, Johnny and Virginia, and a son, Jeffrey Michael Pleacher. Contributions may be made in her honor to Crossroads Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speaks.chapel.com
(Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600).
Published by The Examiner from Jul. 23 to Jul. 24, 2021.