A memorial Mass of Christian burial for Maria (Mrs. Wayne) Emanuel, age 75 of Beemer, was held Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Beemer. Interment was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, rural Scribner.

Maria passed away at her home in Beemer on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Emanuel of Beemer; her children and their families:

- Janae Emanuel of Raleigh, N.C., and daughter, Desirae (Larry) Harper;

- Tamara Metzger of Emerson, and family, Mariah Miller and children, Logan and Koda, Nicholas Metzger, and Jaytin Metzger;

- Shawn and Mark Wellman of Lincoln, and family, Dillon Kuhn and children, Kelly, Wayne, Dexter, and Katlynn, Andrew Kuhn and son Quinton, Stephen Casebolt and daughter Hadessa;

- Dax and Kathy Emanuel of Ozawkie, Kan., and children-Laiken and Paisley Emanuel.

Also surviving are her siblings, Mike and Clara Hetherington of Omaha, Veronica and Mike Taylor of Morgan Hill, Calif., Russel and Sharon Hetherington of Youngstown, Fla., and Randy Hetherington of Portland, Ore.

Maria was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Vera Hetherington; and brothers, James and Charles Hetherington.

Arrangements by Minnick Funeral Home in West Point.