Judith J. “Judy” Emerick

Judith Jo “Judy” Emerick age 82, of Quincy died January 23, 2024, in Good Samaritan Home. Judy was born July 23, 1941, in Quincy, IL the daughter of George Francis Brassil and Margaret Estella (Owens) Brassil. She was raised by her grandparents Joseph &, Elizabeth Owens and Elizabeth Schmitt.

Judy was a 1960 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She married Wayne Joseph Emerick on September 16, 1961, at St Rose of Lima Church in Quincy and he survives.

Being a wife, mother and grandmother was her priority and greatest joy. Judy always had an interest in the medical field and began working at the former St. Mary Hospital as a Surgical Technician in the early 70’s. After her children were out of school, she went back to college and received her LPN, graduating summa cum laude.

This accomplishment brought her and her family tremendous pride. She also was an EKG technician at St. Mary’s Hospital and later worked at Dr. Kragel’s office.

Judy loved caring for others. She also was an accomplished artist who loved painting portraits, and painting with her painting ladies. She cherished her ladies’ groups, enjoying frequent lunch dates with her high school friends’ group and playing cards with her Club ladies.

Judy was a longtime member of the former St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and currently a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne, son Steve (Allison) Emerick of St Louis, daughter, Anne (Jeff) Norton, granddaughters, Madison (Mike) Goulty and Mollie Emerick (Ethan Dunn) both of St Louis area, a very special uncle, Floyd “Skin” Schmitt, two sisters, Sandy Furlong of California, and Debbie Bonds of Quincy; sister-in-law, Mary Lu Peter of Quincy. Nieces and nephews also survive.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a son in law, Jerry McNay, aunts and uncles, and her brother, George “Butch” Brassil of California.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 5, 2023, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Anthony Catholic Church or Quincy Notre Dame High School.
Service arrangements are with Duker & Haugh Funeral Home


  1. JIM ///ED//// MCGINN on January 30, 2024 at 9:53 am


  2. Paul K Geers on January 30, 2024 at 4:57 pm

    Dear Wayne and family.
    So sorry to hear about Judys death,
    How i remember you two at St. Rose and our St. Patricks dinners too. I hope Paul, Kenny and she are talking up a storm.
    Ill have a mass said at St. Rose and send a card.
    Psul Geers

  3. Arlene Brocksmith on January 31, 2024 at 10:01 am

    Wayne and Family, So sorry to learn of Judy’s death. May her soul and the souls
    of the Faithful Departed rest in peace.

  4. Carolyn Waterkotte on January 31, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Wayne and family, I am so sorry to hear about Judy passing my thoughts and prayers 🙏 are with you and your family.

  5. LindaWilling on February 1, 2024 at 8:41 am

    Wayne and Ann, We are so sorry to hear about Judy. We had some good times together. Sending prayers to your family. Dave and Linda Willing.

  6. Jolene Wagner on February 1, 2024 at 9:39 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Wayne and the family. I have many fond memories of our special friendship. I admired her many talents. She was a caring and loving lady.
    We had a group from our department at St. Mary that would get together on holidays, and enjoy Judy’s fun-loving spirit. She touched our lives.
    May you be granted peace,
    strength and comfort as she passes on to the arms of our Lord.

  7. Lonny Leon on February 2, 2024 at 10:29 pm

    I am so saddened to hear of your loss. I will pray that God gives you and your loved ones the strength you need in the tough times ahead. I will also pray that HE fills your heart with only the great memories that you created, and shared with, your mother. God Bless.

  8. Mike and Paula Connell on February 3, 2024 at 8:45 pm

    We send our sympathy to you, Wayne, and your family. So sorry to hear this.

  9. Gwen Wesselman on February 4, 2024 at 10:13 pm

    Judy was a special friend and a wonderful coworker. Sending prayers for comfort and peace.

  10. St. Mary Hospital Friends on February 16, 2024 at 7:40 pm

    We are remembering Judy as she walked the halls of St. Mary Hospital leaving her footprints on the St. Mary Hospital Legacy.
    Judy’s beautiful smile and caring ways made a difference in the lives of many.
    The St. Mary Hospital community extends our deepest sympathy to Judy’s family, friends and former co-workers.

    St. Mary Hospital Friends

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