Patty J. Emerick, 83, of Cromwell, Ind., passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born July 7, 1930, in Elkhart, Ind., to Thomas and Myrtle (McMann) Salmon. She married Warren P. Halsey on July 18, 1949. He preceded her in death in 1954. She married Russell E. Emerick on May 5, 1967. He preceded her in death in 1995.
Mrs. Emerick moved to this area in 1948 from Elkhart, Ind. She was a waitress at the Beacon in Kimmell, Ind., and Weatherhead in Syracuse, Ind. She attended T.O.P.S. of Ligonier, Ind., and Ligonier United Methodist Church, the Crosswalk.
She is survived by her children: Warren (Martha) Halsey, Ligonier, Ind.; and Marsha Thompson, Cromwell; and her step-children: Dennis Emerick, San Francisco, Calif.; Gary Emerick, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Katherine Lonski, Seattle, Wash.; and Julie Courtney, Orlando, Fla.; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a half-brother: Thomas Salmon.
She was preceded in death by a son: Daniel Halsey; a grandson: Scott Warren Halsey; and two half-sisters: Betty Nolan and Mae Drake.
A memorial service in her honor will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Crosswalk at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Pastor Byron Kaiser will officiate. Private family burial will be at Sparta Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Ligonier United Methodist Church, the Crosswalk.
Yeager Funeral Home of Ligonier is handling the arrangements.