The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 21, 2012

Emma Jane Depri

JOHNSTOWN — DEPRI – Emma Jane “Lil Gram,” 89, Johnstown, died Nov. 20, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 7, 1923, in Johnstown, daughter of William T. and Emma D. (Beam) Killinger. Preceded in death by parents; husbands, Samuel Beam and Edward Depri; daughter, Carol; brothers and sisters, Florence, William, Martha, Elsie, Morris and Walter “Tim”; and son-in-law, Larry Wilson. Survived by loving son, Galen, married to the former Karin Kozak, Hollsopple; loving daughters, Linda Wilson, Florida; and Darlene, married to William Richards, Johnstown; grandchildren, Kuuipo, married to Joseph; Kam, married to Claudeen; Koa; Colleen; Gabe; Carl, married to Denita; Angela, married to Tim; Adam; Larry Jr.; Scott, married to Christina; and Mandy, married to Jeremy; numerous great-grandchildren; and sister, Nellie, Bedford. Retired from Memorial Medical Center. She was an avid camper. Emma was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. The family would like to thank the Presbyterian Home for their excellent care of Emma. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Geisel Funeral Home, Johnstown, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Geisel-Devlin Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Michael Van Dyke, officiating. Interment, Oak Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit

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