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Valerie Emery

Valerie Emery, age 48, of Quanah, Texas, formerly of Wall, SD, died Monday, September 3, 2007, at her home in Quanah.

Valerie Lynn Brown was born April 17, 1959, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Jack and Marlene (VanVleck) Brown. She was a resident of Quanah for twenty-five years.

Valerie was united in marriage to Tim Emery on August 17, 1990 in Quanah. She was a Science, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics teacher at Quanah Independent School District and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Quanah.

Survivors include her husband Tim Emery of Quanah; one daughter Jennifer Emery of Quanah; her parents Jack and Marlene Brown of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; three sisters Lori Strobel of Sioux Falls, Stacy White and her husband Wayne of Rapid City, and Melanie Shull and her husband Wayne of Wall; one brother Jason Brown and his wife Kari of Shawnee, Kansas; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Valerie was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Gilbert "Skinny" and Pearl Van Vleck and paternal grandparents Alfred and Viola Brown.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Saturday.

There will be a family prayer service on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the chapel.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 8, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Brad Kattelmann officiating.

Interment will be in the Wall Cemetery.

A memorial is established to a scholarship for a science student of Wall High School.