Emery, Sharon K.
December 11, 1942 - July 24, 2021
Age 78. Known affectionately as "Burkie" and "Nana," passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 6:34 pm, with her family and friends by her side. She was born to the late James and Helen Burke in Illinois. Sharon graduated from Madonna Catholic High School in Aurora, IL and she attended Creighton University where she was the lead Blue Jay Cheerleader. After college, she never stopped cheering for family and friends.
She married John C. Emery in 1967, and they lived together on Capitol Avenue for almost 33 years before relocating to Silverwood. Sharon is survived by John; son, Robb; daughter-in-law, Cathy; two granddaughters, Alessandra and Madeline; and brother, Mike Burke; and sister-in-law, Sylvia Burke; and sister-in-law, Elaine Burke; and nieces and nephews. Sharon was predeceased by her daughter, Courtney; brother, Kevin; nephew, Tim; and sister-in-law, Nancy.
Sharon dedicated her life to various charities in Omaha, to include the mentoring program at Sacred Heart School. She was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. Even as her health declined, her optimism for life and love for family and friends only increased.
The Family will receive friends Friday, July 30, 2021 from 5-7pm with a WAKE SERVICE to follow at 7pm at Christ the King Catholic Church. MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, July 31, 2021, 10:30am at Christ the King Catholic Church. To view a live broadcast of the Wake and Funeral Mass, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com
and press the "View Live Cast" button. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that people make donations to Duchesne Academy c/o the Courtney Ann Emery Ministry Fund, 3601 Burt Street, Omaha, NE 68131.
West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd.
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Published by Omaha World-Herald from Jul. 26 to Jul. 30, 2021.