Emily Livingston

Emily Livingston

Emily L. Livingston of  Plainwell, Michigan passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012, at Wings Home in Allegan with her family by her side. Mrs. Livingston was born July 13, 1942 in Bradley, the daughter of James C. and Jennie (Tigchelaar) Tolhurst. She loved being with her family, especially during the holidays. She was a devoted Elvis fan and enjoyed camping, traveling and riding in her golf cart. Her family described her as a wonderful wife, mom, grandma and great grandma. Emily was a 20 year breast cancer survivor.

On December 29, 1961 in Plainwell, she married Jack Livingston, who survives. Also surviving are 1 son and 3 daughters, Jeanette (Terry) Morris, Roy (Joy) Livingston, Brenda (Joe) Hatten, all of Plainwell, Michelle (George) Roemer of Otsego;11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 2 brothers and 3 sisters, Chuck (Betty) Tolhurst , Jennieann Tolhurst, Clarence (Liz) Tolhurst, all of Bradley, Jessie (Frank) Brix of Wyoming, MI, Freida (Elwin) Kraft of Hopkins; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dolly Jones.

Friends may meet with her family on Sunday from 2-4 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a memorial service will be held at 4pm, Deacon Dean Herman officiating. Cremation has taken place and private inurnment will be Monday at Mount EverRest, Kalamazoo.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wings Home, Allegan.

Messages of condolence for her family may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com


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  1. Bruce, Brenda, and Beth Carroll says:

    Thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family. Emily was a great lady and will be very much missed.

  2. The Dendel Family says:

    Brenda and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. There are just no words to say. Please know that our prayers are with you during this time!
    Kelley, Jim and Kids

  3. Melissa (Wason) Chavez says:

    Jack, Roy, Jeanette, Brenda and Michelle:

    Every family reunion that I can remember always has a memory of Emily laughing and smiling. She was always in the corner with my Grandma stirring up some kind of fun. Even when we had our last unplanned family reunion on the cancer floor at Borgess, she was still smiling and telling me how much she loved my boys.

    As you were all there for me and my family when our dad passed away in July, we are here for you. I find strength in knowing that Emily is in heaven with my dad, my grandparents, Aunt Mick and Uncle George. God always takes the good ones and leaves us to hold them in our hearts.

    I wish I could be there with all of you on Sunday but unfortunately I can not be there in body. My heart, my soul and my thoughts are right there with all of you and I will be praying for all of you. The loss of a parent is the greatest pain but the solice comes in knowing that she is in Heaven, an angel to you now and as Deacon Dean told us, “She is closer to God now so she can answer your calls for help with a little nudge to God.”

    Lots of Love
    Melissa (Wason) Chavez & family

  4. The Badiner Family says:

    Emily’s quick and kind smile will be missed by many, but will surely bring great joy to the Heavens. Our thoughts and prayers are for all of you.

  5. Robert, Deb, Ryan & Justin Benjamin says:

    We are truly sorry for your loss of such a wonderful person. You are in our prayers. Our boys will always remember Emily from her days of helping out at Joys daycare. Love you all.

    Deb, Robert, Ryan & Justin

  6. Pam Brix says:

    Her laughter and smile will be with me forever. She was a wonderful, fun-loving aunt who will be greatly missed. Prayers for peace to Uncle Jack and my cousins and their families. God took her away from pain and now she is smling and dancing above us.

  7. Jack and Family says:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Emily. She fought one long and courages battle. Know she will be missed by her family and everyone who knew her. There are no words to say that will ease your lost. May she rest in Peace.

    Dorothy and Jim

  8. Jim and Dorothy says:

    Jack and Family:

    So sorry to hear of Emily’s passing. We know that she is in a special place. There is no words to help ease your loss at this time but remember that God only takes home the best. May she rest in peace.

  9. Adam and Tina Dennany says:

    Emily was a beautiful woman with a big heart, we will miss her smile. We will keep Emily, Jack, Joy, Roy, and your family in our prayers.
    Love, the Dennanys

  10. michelle (minshall) ward says:

    jack, janette,roy,brenda,michelle and families,

    so sorry to hear the loss of a wonderful lady. its been many years since i moved away but was lucky enough a few years ago to go back home and go visit. just as always she was friendly and had that big smile just like the day we were all kids. know im thinking of all you during this hard and difficult time. my heart goes out to all.

  11. Betsy & Tom Lutes says:

    To the family of Emily Livingston,
    We want to express our deepest sympathy and say will miss her camping with all us, but she will be there in spirit.
    We enjoyed many years of camping and family get togethers with Emily. She had such a kind,large heart, we will miss her but always remember the good times we shared.

  12. Perry & Jeanne Talicska says:

    We never met Emily, but in knowing Roy and Joy, we know she must have been a kind and wonderful person. Her children are a testament to her life and values. We pray for the people she has had to leave behind, but know her memory will be cherished by many.

  13. Judy and Jerry Shumaker says:

    Our thoughts are with you Jeanette and family. Please accept our most sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother. She was a great gal and will be missed so much by all of you. Take care.

  14. Joy (Carroll) Fullam says:

    To my family,

    Please know that I am thinking of you all and that I wish I was there to celebate Aunt Emily’s life. She was an amazing, beautiful, strong woman. She will be forever missed. Thinking of you all today! Love from thousands of miles away…Joy

  15. Pat and Tony says:

    Jack and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Em’s passing. There are lots of wonderful memories about her that will help you through this difficult time.

  16. Chris Capitano says:

    So sorry for your loss! Thinking of you.

  17. Luther and Toni Jones says:

    Our heart and prayers are with you in this difficult time. I will always remember aunt Emily’s laughter and warm smile. Such a sweet woman. I’m certain my mother is rejoicing with aunt Emily at her homecoming, where neither of them suffer the aches and pains that plagued there earthly bodies. May God bless you all with peace.

  18. Tim Bartels and Tamy Nogle says:

    We are very sorry for your loss.Our thoughts are with you.
    Love and Light!

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