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Joan G. Emington

September 22, 1929 — November 14, 2022

Joan G. Emington, 93, of Lincoln, passed away November 14, 2022, at her home. Born September 22, 1929, to Roy and Hortense (LaBerge) McMurray in Saginaw, she was raised there. On February 13, 1954, she married James “Jim” Emington in Tawas MI. Joan earned a Master of Science in physical Education from the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. She was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Sorority. She taught in Dearborn, Mt. Clemens, and at Alcona Community Schools. Joan was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Harrisville, where she was active in Catechism education, the Rosary Altar Society, and other various committees. She was a volunteer member of the Alcona Athletic Association. Joan was a water aerobics and dance instructor and was a board member of the Tahitian Gardens. She enjoyed scrabble, card games, watching the Detroit Tigers, and following her children and grandchildren in their sports and activities. Joan is survived by her children, Douglas (Theresa) Emington, Roy (Ann) Emington, Joseph Emington, JoAnne (Jonas) Ramonaitis, and John (Holly) Emington, 20 grandchildren, Josh (Erin) Emington, Danielle (Billy) Evans, Stephanie (Isaiah) Schumaker, Sarah (Jonathon) Prins, Liza (Taylor) Pelton, Wayne (Kalie Hess) Emington, Jacquelyn (Aaron) Brown, Mary (Calista) Ramos, Erin (Justin) Emington-Clark, James (Cara) Emington, Bradley (Linh) Emington, Michael (Leah) Emington, Nicholas (Brooklyn Isabella) Emington, Sydney (Kyle Keddle) Ramonaitis, Seth Ramonaitis, Noah Ramonaitis, Sage Ramonaitis, Andrew (Alyssa) Emington, Hope (Mikey Gussert) Emington, and Hannah (Remi) Emington, eight great grandchildren, Anastaisa Emington, Paislyn Evans, Bodie Brown, Ronan Emington, Henrik Evans, Eloise Emington, Josephine Emington, and Luke Emington. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, on August 4, 1975, three brothers, Bud, Eugene “Sonny”, and her twin John McMurray, two sisters, Betty and Anneige McMurray, and her grandson John Paul Emington. Visitation will be Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 10:00 AM until the funeral mass at 12:00 noon at St. Anne Catholic Church in Harrisville. Rev. John William will officiate. A luncheon will follow at the St. Anne Parrish Hall. Arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joan G. Emington, please visit our flower store.

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