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Obituary: Emma M. George, Candlelight Drive

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Emma M. George, 76, of Candlelight Drive, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at her home.

Emma was a member of the Eagles Lodge, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with John Sichting officiating.

Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time Friday.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to Emma's family at

Emma was born in Columbus March 16, 1938, the daughter of Jessie and Evelyn Jewell Hilderbrand.

Survivors include her children, Kathy (Claude "Bub") Wright of Columbus, Jesse Cox of Columbus, Martin (Lisa) Cox of Elizabethtown, Vivian Cox of Columbus, James (Maria) Cox of Oklahoma, Donald Cox of Columbus, and Nicholas George of Columbus; brothers, Jesse (Christy) Hilderbrand of Columbus, Samuel Hilderbrand of Edinburgh and William Hilderbrand of Columbus; sisters, Karen (Donnie) Cox of Missouri, Alice Fields of Taylorsville, Rebecca (Joseph) Shelton of Columbus and Toni (Dale) Jordan of Columbus; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son; brothers, James and Charles Hilderbrand; and sisters, Vivian Michael and Judy Bassett.

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