Stephanie J. (Gyuriak) Emmons

Born: Sat., Apr. 8, 1944
Died: Sun., Jul. 30, 2017


11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 04, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Aug. 04, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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 Stephanie J. Emmons

April 8, 1944 - July 30, 2017

SOUTH BEND - Stephanie J. Emmons, 73, of South Bend, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017, in Memorial Hospital. Stephanie was born April 8, 1944, in South Bend. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Stephen Emmons in 1964, her parents, Rose M. (Nagy) and Stephen L. Gyuriak, a sister, Rose Mary Takacs, and her in-laws, Robert and Ellen Emmons. On August 11, 1962, in South Bend, Stephanie Gyuriak married Jackie L. Emmons, who survives. Also surviving are one son, John Michael (Janie) Emmons of Edwardsburg, MI, and two daughters, Gail (Robert) Durm of Niles and Melissa Emmons (Frank Chapman) of Westlake Village, CA, seven grandchildren, Meaggie Emmons (Scott Reust), John Emmons Jr., William Emmons, Elizabeth Durm (Reid Welsh), Zachary (Devin) Durm, Alexandra (Gregory) Nelson, and Emma Durm, two great-grandchildren, Liam Durm and Maddox Nelson, two sisters, Shirley (Fred) Prekosovich of Cheshire, CT, and Patricia Guy of South Bend, and brother-in-law, Carl Takacs of Cuyahouga Falls, OH. Stephanie was a woman of strong faith, and was a lifetime member of Holy Cross Parish where she taught religious education and served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was a talented musician who enjoyed playing the piano and classical guitar, loved classical music, literature, Shakespeare, gardening, and bird watching. Stephanie loved her family and had great pleasure in watching them grow and took great pride in their successes. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 till 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 4th, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. Services will follow at 2:00 p.m., with Father Vincent Coppola, C.S.C., officiating. Burial will follow at Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, Granger. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Riverbend Cancer Services, 3516 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, IN, 46615. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Stephanie's memory to the following organization:

River Bend Cancer Services
3516 East Jefferson Blvd, South Bend, IN 46615

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Michelle Emmons
   Posted Thu August 03, 2017
Aunt Steph will be missed. Sending our love and sympathy from Southwest Florida. So sorry for your loss. Love, Michelle & Amber Emmons

Adrian and Marie Reimers
   Posted Thu August 03, 2017
Dear Jack, Melissa and family. We are heartbroken at the loss of Stephanie. She was classy, funny and one of a kind. God bless you and comfort you in this difficult time.