Obituaries detail

Jerry Emerson
Oct 10, 1937 - Jun 20, 2020

Jerry Emerson passed away peacefully on June 20th at Homestead of Leawood Assisted Living. Jerry was born October 10, 1937 to Ben and Vera Emerson in Pittsburgh, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Stan Emerson, stepmother Helen Emerson and stepsister, Diane Marghelm.


Jerry graduated from Great Bend High school and Kansas State University.


Throughout his career Jerry worked in several areas of the newspaper business from writing to selling advertising. He also served 8 years as publisher of the Golden Daily Transcript newspaper, Golden, Colorado.


He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Janice,; nieces, nephews, stepbrothers and a stepsister.

The family of Jerry appreciated the great care and support he received from the staff at Homestead Assisted Living.


No funeral planned at this time

Additional Service:
No Services Planned


Loretta Marshall Jun 22 ,2020

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Jan, I am so very sorry for your loss. You were a wonderful, caring wife to Jerry, and I know he appreciated everything that you did for him. I hope you can take comfort knowing Jerry is in a peaceful place now. If you need anything at all, please let me know.

Barbara Caudle Jun 22 ,2020

Step sister ,Wichita ,Kansas

Jan, I am so sorry that Jerry has passed, but I know the last few years have been hard. It does make my heart happy that Ben and Vera are with their boys once more, and Mom is right there with them. Jerry was always so kind to me, and he will be missed. Prayers of comfort for you. Barb

Sheryl Swyden Jun 22 ,2020

Friend of Jan ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Jan, My mom, Dolores, and I want to convey our deepest sympathy for your lose. You took excellent care of Jerry. Our prayers are with you. Dolores and Sheryl

Cheryl Moran Jun 23 ,2020

Dear Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Dear Jan, Terry and I are so sorry to hear about the death of Jerry. He struggled so much over the last years and you were right there looking out for him. You are inspiring to all of us, Jan. May you feel God's comfort surrounding you now in this terrible moment of sorrow.

Scott Emerson Jun 27 ,2020

nephew ,Las Vegas ,Nevada

When I was around eight or nine, uncle Jerry used to visit. He was my favorite uncle. He was probably in his late twenties, and he was always funny and always paid attention to me. He was easier to talk to than my dad, his brother. I'm so sorry for your loss, Jan. You were the best thing that ever happened to Jerry and you are, as always, my favorite aunt. Love Scott