Mark V. Emery

Mark V. Emery, 61, of Lee’s Summit, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020 surrounded by loving family. A funeral service celebrating Emery’s life was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 17, 2020 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore, followed by a burial at Raymore Cemetery. Visitation was held the evening before from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Cullen Funeral Home. Born in Gravette, Ark. on March 10, 1959, Emery was the son of Walter Vernon Emery and Margie Gale (Thompson) Emery. Emery attended school in Republic, where he was an accomplished athlete in track, baseball, basketball and football. His family moved to Raytown where Emery got his GED and began college early. He completed his Associate of Arts at Crowder College in Neosho, while living with his grandparents, Gale and Ida Belle Thompson in Lanagan. There he fell in love with Kimmie Barker. In May 1978, Mark and Kimmie were married, and he went to work in the computer industry in Kansas City. He also completed his Bachelor of Science at Park College in Parkville, graduating Magna Cum Laude. In 1983, they moved to Los Angeles, where he pursued technical sales in the computer industry. Emery was thrilled when their first child, Olivia, was born in Santa Monica, Calif. They moved to Charlotte, N.C., where son, John and daughter, Grace were born, and Emery moved into sales in the telecommunications industry. Emery was a member of World Revival Church in south Kansas City. Emery was preceded in death by his father-in-law, William Kenneth Barker. He leaves behind his loving wife of over 42 years, Kim Emery; parents, Walter and Margie Emery; son, John Vernon Emery; two daughters, Olivia Rose Riportella (husband Nicholas) and Elizabeth Grace Emery; mother-in-law, Hester Haney; sister Pamela Emery Chase (husband Steve); sister-in-law, Shelley Paul (husband Jim); brother-in-law, Matthew Barker (wife Lisa); and six nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wayside Waifs in Kansas City.

Arrangements were made by Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore.

 

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