Emily Waitley

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Emily Waitley, 90, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. She was born April 10, 1918, at Akron, Colo., to Leonard Malachi Batterson and Alice Ruth Reynolds Batterson, She married Orville Waitley on May 26, 1936, in Akron, Colo. He preceded her in death in 1996.

Emily was born and raised in Akron, Colo. She came to Missouri in 1954. She worked at the Nevada State Hospital for 20 years until her retirement. Emily was a member of the Nevada Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Carol Weeks and her husband Ernest, of Nevada; one son Larry Waitley and his wife Patricia, of Kansas City; six grandchildren, Dana Brooks, of Nevada, Jeff Weeks, of Nevada, Steve Weeks, of the state of Alaska, Shelly Minor, of Nevada, Kim Cowin, of Nevada, and Michael Waitley, of Los Angeles, Calif.; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Vera Traxler, of Akron, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Patricia Gowin and one brother, Loren Batterson.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, April 18, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with pastor Ted Furry officiating. Interment will follow in newton Burial Park, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service.

Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Nevada Assembly of God Church, in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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