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Charles "Tom" Emmerich

unknown - July 15, 2011

Charles "Tom" Emmerich, 79, of California, Mo., passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011, at the California Care Center. He was born January, 11, 1932, the son of Paul and Lenora (Williams) Emmerich whom preceded him in death. He was married on December, 8, 1978, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Charlene Vaughan whom preceded him in death on September 30, 2006. He retired as an engineer for U.S. Gypsum. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tipton, Mo. Tom enjoyed reading westerns, spending time with family and eating at the Nic Nac CafÈ. Survivors include: three sons, Danny Emmerich and wife Betty of California, Mo., Bruce Emmerich and wife Jana of Lincloln, Mo., and Rick Emmerich and wife Teresa of Versailles, Mo.; one daughter, Patty Turpin and husband Kerry of Sedalia, Mo.; one step-son, Gary Hofstetter, state of Colorado; three step- daughters, Sheri Edwards, Jayna Hofstetter, both of Columbia, Mo., and Lynda Patterson; two brothers, Donald Emmerich of California, Mo. and Richard Emmerich of the state of Arkansas; 15 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren. He is preceded in death by one son, Larry Emmerich, also one brother and one sister. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services. Officiating will be the Rev. Paul Posey. Burial will be at Hickman Cemetery in Clarksburg, Mo. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society C/O Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St., California, MO 65018. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services California, MO. www.bowlincantriel.com

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