Emily R. Roman, 72 of Atkinson, IL passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 at Genesis Medical Center East Campus, Davenport, IA. Funeral services celebrating Emily’s life will be held 10:30 AM Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Vandemore Funeral Home, Atkinson. Deacon Nick Simon will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Atkinson. Visitation for Emily will be 5-7 PM Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Vandemore Funeral Home, Atkinson, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Emily R. Roman Memorial Fund.
Emily was born April 30, 1942 in Weller Township (Henry County), IL the daughter of Franklin and Martha (Poston ) Johnson. She was united in marriage to Gerald Roman on September 30, 1961 in Atkinson. Emily was a homemaker on her and Gerald’s farm north of Atkinson. She enjoyed going fishing and watching her birds, reading, puzzles and all of her pets, especially her cat, Pepper.
Survivors include her husband: Gerald; son Tim Roman of Atkinson; 3 daughters: Tricia (Trent) Vandersnick, Melissa (Jason) Inglis, and Jennifer (Kris) Keegan all of Geneseo; granddaughter: Kameryn Keegan of Geneseo; 2 brothers: Dave Johnson of Kewanee, IL and Carl Johnson of Burton, Michigan.
Emily was preceded in death by her infant son, Johnathon; her parents; sister, Mary; and 2 brothers: Ben and Fran.