Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 9th, at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Rev. Ethan Sayler officiating. Burial will be in the Afton Township Cemetery, rural Cherokee.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Boothby Funeral Home, and visitation will continue on Wednesday with the family present from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. There will be a family prayer service at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Emogene was born November 14, 1918 in rural Cherokee to Thomas E "Barney" and Ella (Hill) Smith. She was raised on the farm, and went to school in rural Cherokee. She was married to Willis B. Clover Sr. of Aurelia on October 15, 1936 in Cherokee, and to this union two children were born, Sharon K. Schultz and Willis B. Clover Jr.
Emogene worked at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute for several years before moving to Spencer, where she and her husband resided for 18 years, before moving to the farm in rural Cherokee.
Emogene was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary. She enjoyed going to the casinos and playing bingo, but also loved being outside working in her yard and flowers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willis Sr., in 1986; her son, Willis "Billy" Clover Jr., in 1998, one son-in-law Melvin Schultz; one grandson Mark Dorcas; and three brothers and seven sisters.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Schultz of Fairmont, Minnesota; seven grandchildren: Tammy Kain, Shelly (Tom) Gunderson, Kurt Schultz, Val (Laureen) Clover, William Clover, Kristen Miller, and Seth Durr; 10 great- grandchildren: Josh Kain, Ryan Driehorst, Logan Gunderson, Katy Nutt, Justin Dorcas, Briana Dorcas, Briana Cane, Vicky Clover, Eli Clover, and Helen Clover; nine great great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.