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Adams Funeral Home of Nixa
Monday February 28th, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Adams Funeral Home of Nixa
Monday February 28th, 2022

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Glenn Cemetery
Monday February 28th, 2022

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Deloris Jean Emfinger

Deloris Jean Emfinger, age 56 of Highlandville, was eternally healed and went to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 22, 2022. She was born May 30th, 1965 in Columbia, Missouri, the daughter of Duard “Dewey” and Phyllis (Cawthra) Hendrickson. On October 10th, 1987 she and John Wesley Emfinger were married by Pastor Hosea Bilyeu.

Deloris was employed by Empire Bank, working in the Nixa area for 20 years. Her ministry was her selfless love for others. Her compassion and attention to detail made all her customers life-long friends. Deloris never met a stranger but if she did, she would soon want to know all about them. She loved her community, her “gym girls”, and being a part of the Nixa Community Center.

Deloris has been a member of James River Church for 20 years. Her church family has been the foundation to this journey. She enjoyed volunteering in the children's ministry as well as being a part of the congregation. She was no stranger to daily prayer sessions and supporting anyone she could. The daily support that came from her church family was nothing short of miraculous.

Deloris (Mimi) had waited her entire life to pour into her grandchildren. She was blessed with 2 grandsons: Colt Wesley and Slade William. She was willing to do anything for her grandchildren and has proven that with her love and compassion. Her gentle spirit and positive attitude made her the perfect Mimi for her whole family.

Deloris was the rock of our family and defines a legacy that we pray we can live up to. Her journey was nothing short of divine and every step was meticulously laid out before us. His plan was greater than our own, and Deloris’s story demonstrates that to us all.

Survivors include: Her husband John; her son Justin Emfinger and wife Morgan of Doniphan, Missouri; grandchildren, Colt Wesley Emfinger and Slade William Emfinger; brother Jim Hendrickson and wife Stella of Lousiana; sister, Eva Hendrickson of Springfield; nieces and nephews. Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon Monday, February 28, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Mark Wright officiating.  Burial will follow in Glenn Cemetery, Nixa.  Visitation will be from 10:00 AM – 12 noon Monday in the funeral home. 


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A candle was lit in memory of Deloris Emfinger

Barb Mar 14 2022 1:37 AM

John, Justin, Morgan, Colt & Slade..

Jim & I are keeping you all in our prayers. What a beautiful life and legacy! Deloris always met me with a huge hug, warm smile and caring and compassionate heartfelt words of encouragement. I only wish we had gotten closer and had spent time with her and John. I know she was a great friend to many! We love you all.

Rita & Jim McPherson

Rita McPherson Feb 28 2022 6:15 PM

D, we had over 18 years of memories from when I worked at the dental office. Every time y came through the door you smiled at me & said " show me all your new pictures of Kevin your grandson!!" She had an insatiable love of children & everyone she met. My heart hurts,but I know you are wrapped in God's arms watching over all of us. Prayers for peace John, Justin & family 💔🙏.

Sandy Montgomery Feb 28 2022 11:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Deloris Emfinger

Becky & Ron Moore Feb 28 2022 10:41 AM

John and family,
Sorry we will not be able to attend on Monday. But did want to take this opportunity to let you know that you are all in our prayers for God's peace and strength during this time of loss. We pray that He will wrap His arms of comfort around you and encourage you through the days ahead. Deloris is a beautiful soul and the reunion in heaven will be that much sweeter. We love you and will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!

Ron & Becky Moore Feb 28 2022 10:39 AM

Delores was my cousin her dad my dad were brothers so we would see each other at our grandma's house or at our house. She was always such a sweet little girl. I married and moved away but I moved back home and kept up with her on facebook.Her amount of Faith always amazed me she was a wonderful ❤️ woman the world will miss her! Glad she is no longer suffering. Sorry for your families loss!*

Connie Lorenz Feb 26 2022 12:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Deloris Emfinger

Vendetta Batea Feb 26 2022 9:44 AM

Deloris' dad and my dad were brothers. I have so many memories of times spent together playing at our houses and our Grandma's house. What sweet memories. Even tho we didn't see each other in person we kept up on Facebook with pictures of our grandkids. Deloris was a sweetheart and I know God couldn't have gained a better angel ❤

Diane Garner Feb 25 2022 12:28 PM

My deepest sympathy.

Judy Sherrard Feb 25 2022 9:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Deloris Emfinger

Sheryl E Davis Feb 25 2022 7:11 AM

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