Emma grew up in the St. Louis area and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1972. Shortly after graduation, she was hired at Lutheran Family and Child Services in the payroll and finance department. She continued to work for the same company for the next 43 years and retired in 2015. As a single mother, her love and devotion centered on her son Robert Ryan. In 1989, she met the love of her life Lloyd Wilson and they made their home in Arnold, Missouri. She enjoyed traveling with family and friends especially Paul and Lori Rozanek, visiting various wineries throughout Missouri, and watching her beloved Cardinals play baseball.
Emma was proceeded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert Junior and two brothers-in-law. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, the love of her life, Lloyd Wilson of Arnold, Missouri; one son Robert Hurley and wife Tara of Lebanon, Illinois; two grandchildren, Jason and Blake Hurley of Lebanon, Illinois; sister Evelyn Biggerstaff of Zephyr Hills, Florida; sister Brenda Teed and husband Ken of Waverly, Missouri; brother Jack Hurley and wife Jody of Port Charlotte, Florida; sister Glenda Wood of Higginsville, Missouri; best friends Paul and Lori Rozanek of Arnold, Missouri; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family will greet friends at a visitation from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Kutis Funeral Home 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. (63129)
Immediately following the visitation, a Memorial service will begin at 12:00 pm at the same address with Pastor Andrew Roshto officiating. There will be no interment following the Memorial service.