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Thanks for spreading the light

A note from Crystal Stock:

Thank you to all the sponsors who generously supported our luminary lighting ceremony to memorialize those who have passed and honor those who are still living. We had 82 luminaries sponsored this year!

The best part of our annual event was hearing the stories as family members and friends reminisced about those unable to be with us this holiday season. Our family sponsored a luminary in honor of my grandmother, and upon telling my father about the luminary he shared with me he was sure that each person memorialized at the event was looking down on us smiling.

I also want to give a big thank you to our volunteers and mission committee, staff, residents and family members for helping this event be a success. We are looking forward to hosting this again in 2019!

Luminary Sponsors

  • Rita Andersen: remembering Michael D. Andersen
  • Don Bailey: remembering Donnel "Dobby" Bailey
  • Robert Galen Barrett: remembering Georgia Barrett
  • Richard Bennett: remembering Brenton Bennett
  • Curtis Bock: remembering Martha Roniger; honoring Elsie Bock
  • Kevin Burkes: remembering Diane Hannah, Mary Hannah
  • Lois Burnell: remembering Robert Burnell
  • Joan Butts: remembering Steven Boese, Chuck Butts
  • Linda DeDonder: remembering Marjorie Arndt
  • Jim Dillman: remembering Beverly Dillman
  • Bob & Ann Doudican: remembering Louise Doudican, Robert B. Doudican, Mike Doudican, Lee Barbee, Lowry Barbee; honoring EPM Staff
  • E Gaylene & Thomas Webster Edgar: honoring & remembering John Bock & Matha Roniger
  • Emporia Presbyterian Church: honoring members of the Emporia Presbyterian Church
  • Lynn Fiehler: remembering Alan Mount
  • Mr. Clair Garrison & Sarabel (Susie) Garrison: remembering Fern Garrison & Margaret Wolf
  • Nina Gragg: remembering Forrest Gragg
  • Barbara & Harry Haag: remembering Don Mader, Irene Mader
  • Angie & Victor Hadden: remembering Michael D. Andersen
  • Chuck Hanna: remembering Doris Hanna
  • Paula Hedberg: remembering Karen Shum & Martha Satzler, John & Josephine Hedberg
  • Sandy Heller: remembering Helen Herron (mom)
  • Lisa Hill: remembering Lucy Seigrist
  • Ronnie & Penny Holly, Nevik & Crystal Stock: remembering Beatrice Holly
  • June Hopkins: remembering Art Hopkins
  • Vern & Marilyn Humphrey: remembering Lori Wecker
  • Bill T. Jones: remembering Ida Jo Jones
  • Maria Lane: remembering David & Frances Allard
  • Jame E Lowther: remembering Virginia Lowther
  • Lance Maley: remembering Nadine Maley
  • Shirley Martin: remembering The Martins & The Kecks
  • Bonnie Martin: remembering William A. Martin
  • Kathryn Martin: remembering Robert E. Hess "Mr. Fantastic"
  • Nannette Martin: remembering Modena Pitman
  • Jennifer McClanahand: remembering Ruth & Bessie Mae
  • Prem Patwary & Jayen Patwary: remembering Shourov "Tony" Patwary
  • Merle Peterson: remembering "Pete" Peterson; honoring Merle Peterson
  • Gary R Robinson: remembering Judy Robinson
  • John O. Sanderson: remembering Jerome Ashbacher, Enid Ashbacher, Earl Sanderson, Eleanore Sanderson, Carolyn Beck, Florence Crow
  • Paula Sauder: remembering Stelouise Sauder; honoring Kas Hollar, Gaila Browning
  • Susan & Kim Siepelmeier: remembering Cheryl Patton, Sandy Giger; honoring Kimberlyn Siepelmeier, Emporia Presbyterian Manor Community
  • Wm H. Snyder: remembering Naomi Snyder
  • Becky Stapp: remembering Marie Brooks
  • Mary Stauffer: remembering Richard "Dick" Stauffer
  • Kevin & Brenda Stock: remembering John "Pete" Petersen & Roberta "Bert" Petersen
  • Joyce Stolfus: remembering Lee Stolfus
  • George & Marcia Taylor: remembering Bernard & Margaret Ruckh, Robert & Georgia Taylor
  • Rita Todd: remembering Marteil Hoy
  • Velma Walker: remembering Gene Walker
  • Martha & George Walters: remembering Grace Kissell
  • Bill Wayman: remembering Elva Lee & Charles W. Wayman
  • Barbara Younger: remembering "Jerry" Younger

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