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Obituaries

Obituaries

Claude Arthur Emerson 1942 - 2007 Topeka

Services for Claude Arthur Emerson, 64, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Topeka. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.Mr. Emerson died Monday, March 26, 2007, at a Topeka hospital.He was born July 11, 1942, in Topeka, the son of George Robert Emerson Sr. and Marguerite Alberta Harris. He attended Topeka schools.Mr. Emerson worked as a setup technician for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. He was a member of the Brown Foundation.He married Florence Nickelson on May 19, 1973, in Topeka. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Darrian, Topeka, and Darryl Stewart, Kansas City, Kan.; six daughters, Stephanie Glass, Topeka, Stacey Walker-Smiley, Lawrence, Adairia and Staci Emerson and Nicole Kemp, all of Topeka, and Melissa Emerson, Kansas City, Kan.; a brother, George R. Jr.; 21 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel in Topeka.