Emogene Epling, age 71, of Salyersville, KY passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at her home in Salyersville, KY.
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She was born March 11, 1948 in Pikeville, KY to the late Ireland and Mary Magdline “Chaney” Thacker.
In addition to her parents, Emogene was preceded in death by her loving husband, Chester H. Epling; one grandson, David Regallis.
Emogene is survived by one son, James Richard Kendrick and his wife, Angel, of Florida; two daughters, Tanya Cole & her husband, Hager of Salyersville, KY., & Donna Lynn Smith and her husband, Jeremy of Ohio; eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren; three sisters, Lucille Orias, Arlene Slone & her husband, Jessie, & Priscilla Thacker; and five brothers; Dewey Thacker & his wife, Emalene, Eugene Thacker, Toby Thacker, Harold Thacker & his wife, Diana, Robert Thacker & his wife Agnes.
The family will accept friends at Thacker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM for visitation as well as Sunday, March 24, 2019 starting at 12:00 PM. Funeral services will be Monday, March 25, 2019 at TMFH Chapel beginning at 12:00 PM with Ronald Thacker and Gary Slone officiating; there will also be special singing during her funeral. Entombment will follow at the J.U. Thacker Memorial Mausoleum at Annie E. Young Cemetery in Pikeville, KY. Arrangements are entrusted to Thacker Memorial Funeral Home in Pikeville, KY.