Nora M. Emmons (Woodard), 93, of Lincoln passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at The Christian Village in Lincoln, IL.

Nora was born on November 26, 1924 in Lincoln, IL the daughter of James A. and Mary (Wilson) Benedict. She married Vaughn Woodard on July 26, 1940 he preceded her in death on July 24, 1986. Nora later married Earl E. Emmons on October 12, 1991 he preceded her in death on August 18, 2003.

Nora is survived by her children, Richard Paul (Mary Kay) Woodard of Pekin, and Donna Meserole of Lincoln; her grandchildren, Jody (John) Vaughn, Eric (Tammy) Curry, Roger Dean (Jennifer) Stewart, Craig (Shelly) Shawgo, Kellee Miller, Michael Miller, Jana (Trent) Bryan; great-grandchildren, Heather Curry, Austin Curry, Madison Shawgo, Gage Shawgo, Ashley Stewart, Michael Stewart, Hunter Stewart, Luke Vaughn, Jack Vaughn, Holley Curry, Noah Scaff, Hope Scaff, and Kate Bryan; great-great-grandchildren, Ama LaCroix, Justin Miller, Kenley Schaub; and one step great-great-grandson, Derek Bryan.

Nora was preceded in death by her two husbands; her daughter, Anita Miller; 16 brothers and sisters, four grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Services for Nora will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018, at Faith Assembly of God in Lincoln. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service, also at the church. Burial will follow the services at Zion Cemetery in Lincoln.


Memorial donations may be made in Nora’s name to The Alzheimer’s Association, The National Breast Cancer Foundation, or Faith Assembly of God. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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