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Keith Lavern Emery

December 10, 1957 — July 13, 2023

Keith L. Emery, age 65, formerly of Marion, Illinois, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2023 at his home in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Keith was born December 10, 1957 in Marion, Illinois, a son of Lester and Phyllis Maxine (Gower) Emery. Keith attended Crab Orchard School and graduated Crab Orchard High School in 1975. He married the love of his life, Sharon S. Tanner on December 13, 1975 at Arnold View Freewill Baptist Church. Keith worked with his father at Emery Ready Mix then worked at Old Ben #24. In 1996 he moved to Woodstock, AL and worked at Eagle Valley Coal until his retirement. In 2012 he and his son started Emery Hearing Center in Peoria, AZ, they sold the business in 2017 and moved to Morgantown, WV. Keith enjoyed fishing, carpentry and electrical work.

He is survived by his wife Sharon S. Emery of Morgantown, WV; two children, Brian S. (Crystal Locke) Emery of Morgantown, WV and Brande M. (Kevin) Verble of Goreville, IL; four grandchildren, Logan Verble, Tristan Emery, Brodie Emery, and Bailey Emery; his father, Lester Emery of Marion, IL; and six siblings, Bruce (Debbie) Emery of Marion, IL, Bart (Julie) Emery of Marion, IL, Crystal (Delbert) Bargo of Harrisburg, IL, Cindy Hutchcraft of Titusville, FL, Amanda (Randy) Barnes of Marion, IL, and Holly (David) Lightholder of Coco, FL. He is preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Maxine Emery.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 22nd, 2023 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Mitchell Hughes Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 22, 2023, 11:00 AM at Mitchell Hughes with Rev. Ivan Ryan officiating. Burial will follow at Wise-Robinson Cemetery in New Burnside, IL.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Shriners Hospital for Children.

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