Emory S. Quesenberry, Jr, 87, of Carthage, formerly of Hamilton, fondly known as “Quezy”, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11:45 PM, at The Elms Care Center in Macomb.
Emory was born January 4, 1933, in Plymouth, Illinois, the son of Emory S. and Eva V. (Allen) Quesenberry. He served in the United States Army as a Corporal during the Korean Conflict. On September 2, 1950, he was united in marriage to Patricia A. Downey. She preceded him in death on December 12, 2004. He was a heavy equipment operator with Local# 649 in Peoria, retiring in 1996. Emory was a member of the Assembly of God Church and the Masonic Lodge #465.
Emory is survived by two daughters, Vicki (Richard) Hendrickson of Carthage, IL and Brenda Gibson of Macomb, IL; four grandchildren, Nicole (Chris) Gellatly, Shannon L. (Drew) Brown, Chelsea L. (Michael) Roehrenbeck and Johnathan (Nicole) L. Hendrickson; one great grandson, Archer Brown; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patricia; a brother, Robert Chester “Bud” Quesenberry; and a sister, Ruby Chockley.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 20, 2020, at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage. Burial will be held at 2:30 P.M. at the Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk with military honors provided by the Hancock County Honor Guard and United States Army Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday evening at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage with family meeting friends from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. A Masonic service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday evening at the funeral home following visitation. Memorials may be directed to the McDonough District Hospice or the Hancock County Honor Guard. Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.
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