Obituary of James Emmerson

James (Jim) Edwin Emmerson, age 77 of rural Fort Scott, KS, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022, surrounded by family.

Jim was born August 29, 1944, in Fort Scott, KS, the son of John and Evelyn Emmerson.  Jim graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1962.

Jim was a lifelong farmer in the Hammond community.  He enjoyed flying, building, and participating in EA (Experimental Aircraft Association).  He was a long-time attendee each summer at the EAA Convention in Oshkosh, WI. Airplanes were his passion, but they took a backseat to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He enjoyed spending time with them by attending their sporting events, recitals, and school programs.

Survivors include his three daughters, Sherri, and husband David Nash of Peculiar, MO, Angie and husband Joe Dauben of Texas, and Suzanne and husband Matt Quick of Fort Scott, KS.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren; Adrienne Rinehart and husband Brendan, Meredith Marshall, and husband Colin, Dakotah Gettler, Benjamin Gettler and wife Ashley, Samantha Nash, Peyton Quick, Grayson Quick, and four great-grandchildren; Lucas Nash, Selah and Emerson Marshall, and Oliver Gettler.  In addition, he is survived by his brother Fred Emmerson and wife Peggy, his sister Marilyn Hill and husband Tom, several nieces and nephews, and his former wife, Rita Johnston-Emmerson.

Jim was preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy Emmerson, and his parents John and Evelyn Emmerson.


The family will hold a private gathering at a later time.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Capper Foundation and may be left in the care of Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P. O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS  66701.  Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at


2 thoughts on “Obituary of James Emmerson”

  1. Jim was a great friend to my mom and dad. I remember many fun times in WI. Sorry for your loss
    Cheryl (Miller) Gwartney

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