Emily R. Curry, 89, of Knoxville, Illinois passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at her home. She was born on October 3, 1927 in Trivoli, Illinois, the daughter of George and Elizabeth Severt Hunt. She married Robert Curry on July 20, 1946 in Knoxville, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 25, 1997. Emily is survived by her children; Ronald D (Renee) Curry of Knoxville, Illinois, Robert E. (Gloria) Curry of Nunnelly, Tennessee and Sue E. (Kenneth) Jackson of Frostproof, Florida, twelve grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son; Kenneth Curry, four brothers, one sister, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. She attended school in Dahinda and Williamsfield. Emily worked for several motels as housekeeper, laundry at Cottage Hospital and for the Dixie Cream Bakery. She enjoyed spending time sewing, fishing, baking and being a part of bowling leagues. A graveside service will be at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Knoxville Cemetery in Knoxville, Illinois. Rev. Michel D. Clark. will officiate. Memorials may be made to the family or a charity of the donor`s choice. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhomes.com
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