Sharon K. Emery
1942 - 2021
Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mrts & Crematory
7805 W Center Rd
Omaha, NE
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 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.


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John & family, we saw Sharon's notice on the web a couple of days ago. We are so sorry for your loss. Remember some good times way back when.
JOHN bozak
August 4, 2021
Or thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Ken and Mary Alice Jones
July 31, 2021
Robb and John how blessed you were to have Sharon as your Champion. We served on many community boards together and always appreciated her compassionate counsel. Zac Wells and I will miss her cheery smile.
Wini Wells
July 29, 2021
My prayers for Sharon. My condolences to John and family. Many years have passed since our days at CTK.
John Failla
July 29, 2021
Robb - so sorry to hear of your mom´s passing. I met her briefly so long ago and remember her as very warm and welcoming. I´m sure she´ll be greatly missed. Love to you and your family.
Kelly Kasher
July 28, 2021
John and Family - My heart is broken to hear the news of your beautiful Sharon passing away. The love and care Sharon showed everyone, especially me, meant the world. The time I worked for John at Ameritas (Blackstone/Regency) brought us together and then many gatherings with your family/friends are so precious to me. You are now reunited with your beautiful daughter, Courtney, whom you so loved and ached are there wrapping your arms around her and holding her tight. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of deep sorrow. Much love to everyone. MP
Mary Pat (Dargy) Stutzman
July 28, 2021
I will offer Mass today Tuesday for you, John and Robb, in gratitude to God for your wonderful Wife and Mother -- a great and generous and loving woman. And I will continue to remember you in my prayers and remember all who will miss her.
Father George R Sullivan SJ
July 27, 2021
May God, the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Sharon was a gem and always so kind. Margie Horgan
Margie Horgan
July 26, 2021
John and Robb, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sharon was a good and giving person. May her soul rest in peach.
Cindy Frank
July 26, 2021
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