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Marilyn Donal Emmel

November 1, 1935 - February 26, 2018

Marilyn Donal Emmel, 82, of Weimar, Texas passed away on February 26, 2018 in Austin, TX.

She was born on November 1, 1935 to Travis and Thelma (Smith) Houston in Dallas, TX. Marilyn was a retired Loan Officer for Braniff Airways FCU. On March 6, 1982 she married Jerome K. Emmel, Sr.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Altar Guild, United Methodist Women, Sunday School Teacher, After School Ministry, Vacation Bible School, and Emmaus Community.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Jerome K. Emmel Sr. of Weimar, TX, sons, Charles Ferguson of Slidell, LA, and Patrick Ferguson and wife Teresa of Coppell, TX, daughter, Sondra Price of Gun Barrel, TX, step-sons, Jerome Emmel Jr. and wife Stephanie of Columbus, TX, and Jacob Emmel and wife Angeline of Dallas, TX, step-daughter, Amy McAlpin and husband Trey of Savannah, TX, brother, Travis Houston and wife Alfreda of Cedar Hill, TX, son-in-law, Ronnie Kendrix of Haslet, TX, sisters-in-law, Dortha Houston of Edgewood, TX, and Carol Custer of Lake Jackson, TX, grandchild, Kyle Price, step-grandchildren, Miranda Kendrix, Marissa Kendrix, V. J. Kendrix, Carmen Kendrix, Kasidy Emmel, Kaitlyn Walbridge, Kainer Hast, Tyler Emmel, Aaron Cable, Justin Kendrick, Brandon Juenger, Carrie Lesatz, and Joseph Price, step-great grandchildren, Tyler Lesatz, Cambry Lesatz, Trey Lesatz, Jenna Price, Jason Sanchez, Kayson Kendrix, George Kendrix, Ace Emmel, and Kylie Kendrick.

She was preceded in death by her father, Travis Ray Houston, mother, Thelma Smith Houston, son, Michael Lon Ferguson, step-daughter, Malinda Kendrix, grandsons, Charlie Ferguson, Jr., Sean Ferguson, and Wesley Ferguson, brothers, Vernon Houston and Charles Houston, sisters, Arista Davis, Romana Bowles Whitley, and Betty Patterson, and son-in-law, Richard Price.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm & Friday, March 2, 2018 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am at Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, TX.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 10:00 am at Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, TX, with Reverend Mark Brechin, officiating.

Private burial will take place in Ijams Cemetery near Columbus, TX.

Pallbearers are Kyle Price, Justin Kendrick, Kainer Hart, Brandon Juenger, Tyler Emmel, and Joseph Price.

Memorials are suggested to the Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas 75219; or charity of your choice.


Marilyn Donal Emmel
November 1, 1935 - February 26, 2018



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