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Obituary: Mrs. Bobbye Emken

Mangum Funeral Home

P.O. Box 2043

Center, Texas 75935

(936) 598-3341

Obituary Notice:

Mrs. Bobbye Emken


Mrs. Bobbye Emken, 89, of Joaquin formerly of Galveston, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Green Acres Nursing Home.


Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Carl Smith and Bro. John Bender officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery at a later time. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service beginning at 1 o’clock p.m. at First Baptist Church.


She was born November 7, 1926 in Shelby County to John Robert and Bertha (Ellis) Latimer. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Golden Harvest Club in Center for many years. She was very active in our community. She loved fishing, talking on the phone and working in the yard and she won Yard of the Month in Galveston 5 years in a row. She was also a member of American Ex-Prisoners of War and Titus Harris (Bataan) Medical Society.


She is preceded in death by her Parents, John Robert and Bertha Latimer, Husband, Dr. Roy Emken and Brother, Leon Latimer.


She is survived by:

John Lawrence “Larry” Rymal of Joaquin


Maggie the dog


Jack Latimer of Joaquin

Special Friends:

Nell Polley of Center

Darlene Welles

many many more friends & family


Family request in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


John Dwire, Bronson Dwire, Benjamin Dwire, John Dwire, Jr., Ronnie Land,

Joshua Sanford, Mike Charleston and Vance Green



You may sign the online registry book at

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

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