Emma Henry Smith Carnagey


Emma Henry Smith Carnagey, age 96, of Miller, Missouri, passed away at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the Mt. Vernon Place Care Center.  She was born August 2, 1920, in McAfee, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Sidney Payne and Fannie Fabra (Butner) Smith.

Emma was a 1939 graduate of Miller High School and attended Business College in Springfield, Missouri, for two years.  She was the cafeteria supervisor for the Miller Schools District and was a member of the Miller First Baptist Church and New Home Baptist Church.

On March 23, 1940, she married Earl Harold Carnagey in Neosho, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on January 16, 2014.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Stober and her husband, Scott, of Leeton, Missouri; two sons, Larry Carnagey and his wife, JoAnn, of Carthage, Missouri and Pete Carnagey and his wife, Barbara, of Everton, Missouri; one brother, Hugh Smith, of Ozark, Missouri; three sisters, Margaret Phillips of Raytown, Missouri, Frances Gibson of Mt. Vernon and Ruth Green of Walhalla, South Carolina; daughter-in-law, Frannie Carnagey, of Des Moines, Iowa; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, Sidney and Fannie; husband, Earl; two sons, Sidney Lawrence Carnagey and Earl Carnagey and three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

A memorial service, under the direction of the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, in Miller will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the New Home Baptist Church.  A private family burial will be held at a later date at the Pennsboro Cemetery.   Visitation will be held from 10:00–11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for Missions, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at this website.


10:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the

New Home Baptist Church, Everton, MO

  Memorial Service

11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the

New Home Baptist Church, Everton, MO

  Memorial Donations

510 E. Cherry St., Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712

Memorial donations may be made payable to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Missions in care of the funeral home

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Darren and April Wilkerson

Pete we are so sorry for you and your family's loss. She was a sweet lady.

 Posted April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
Wilma Snyder

Emma was a sweet lady who always had a smile and a kind word. She loved the Lord and her devotion to the church was an inspiration to me. Sympathy to the family.

 Posted April 2, 2017 - 10:15pm
Michael Mynatt

My condolences to the entire family during this difficult time. I have fond memories of Emma during my school years. She was always smiling and a great person.

 Posted April 2, 2017 - 10:49am
Archie & Glenda Phillips

So sorry to hear of Emma's passing, I always loved both her and Earl and having their friendship through the years. I know she is rejoicing with Jesus and is at peace.

 Posted March 31, 2017 - 11:00pm

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