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Emma Florence Irene O'Brien-Joiner

September 1, 1940 February 27, 2022
Emma Florence Irene O'Brien-Joiner
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Emma O’Brien Joiner, age 81, passed away in Suffolk, Virginia on February 27, 2022.

Born Florence Emma Irene Warren, September 1, 1940, to the late Bandy and Grethal Warren of Golconda, IL. Emma met and married Richard O’Brien June of 1960. Richard O’Brien Passed away October 1992. Emma remarried many years later to Deon Joiner of Golconda and he preceded her on October 8, 2005.

She lived in Hurst-Bush from 1965 - 1978. Emma worked in Carbondale at the Good Luck Glove Factory in the late 1960’s and 1970’s. Emma spent several years after that working for an accounting firm in Murphysboro. In 1978, Emma and Richard moved to Harrisburg where they owned an Antique store called O’Briens Corner. Emma began shortly after moving to Harrisburg working at the Harrisburg Home Health Care office. She moved to Suffolk Virginia in 2015 due to her health, to live with her son Nathan Shawn O’Brien and his family. Emma passed away February 27, 2022, due to complications from Multiple System Atrophy (MSA).

Emma is survived by her son, Nathan Shawn, daughter in law Jennifer A., granddaughter Madison Teal and grandson Shawn Quaid O’Brien.

Emma had one adopted sister Ida Marie Warren, who has also passed away on May 11, 2016.

A private burial will be held in Golconda, Friday, April 15, 2022. There will not be a memorial service or graveside ceremony due to current personal and social conditions.

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IOOF Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rosalee Street
Golconda, IL 62938

Rosalee Street Golconda 62938 IL
United States

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