Janette Toy Hinshaw Emerson, 86, of Columbia, was gloriously ushered into the everlasting presence of Jesus on March 9, 2013.
A memorial celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday at Columbia First Assembly of God, officiated by her grandson, Rev. Tracy Cook and grandson-in-law, Rev. Paul Rose. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday at the church.
Janette was born September 9, 1926, in Carlisle, Kentucky, the daughter of Joe and Elizabeth Chandler Toy. She married James Paul Hinshaw on February 7, 1945, in Leavenworth, Kansas. Paul & Janette raised their daughters Connie Lou and Patricia Susan in Columbia, Missouri. Paul & Janette were married 29 years when he preceded her in death in 1975.
From 1975 to 1980, Janette served as ladies dorm supervisor for Rocky Mountain Bible College in Denver, Colo.
Janette married Donald E. Emerson on June 13, 1981, and they made their “home on the range” in Casper, Wyoming, for 24 years. Don preceded her in death in 2005.
The greatest desire of Janette’s heart was to love and serve the Lord Jesus, and for all her friends and loved ones to know the love of God. She was a member of Columbia First Assembly of God, where she taught Sunday School for many years.
Janette is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Connie and Darrell Cook of Columbia, and Pat and Mervin Wells of Clark; five grandchildren, Tracy and wife Joy Cook, Tina and husband Darrin Arends, Kim and husband Paul Rose, Shannon and husband Joey Williams, and Chad Wells; 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter; two step-daughters Donna Behounek and Barbara Garman; four step-grandchildren, and several step-great-grandchildren; sister Hazel Russell and brother Paul Toy. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Sherman, Faris and Calvin Toy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia First Assembly of God, 1100 N. Seventh Street, Columbia, Mo., 65201 or www.columbiafirstassembly.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home.