Charles (Chuck) Emery

Charles (Chuck) Emery was born October 31, 1941 and died at home August 6, 2011 in the care and comfort of family and friends. Chuck was raised in Fort Madison, Iowa and after a stint in the Navy on a radar picket ship, settled in Kansas City. He discovered a passion and talent for blacksmithing and established a business in KCK. He was in demand for creative iron-work and was always willing to take part in historic enactments of the village smithy. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Weldon Emery. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughter and son-in-law, Kellie and Scott Weyrauch;son and daughter-in law, Wade and Lisa Emery; grandchildren: Christopher, Ami, Jessica, and Jamie. Chuck leaves a wide circle of friends who will remember him as a man of compassion, wit and integrity. He lived his life by walking lightly upon this earth and making those around him feel better for having known him. Special thanks for love and support to Wes Lyle, friend, and Gina Politte, Odyssey Hospice. Memorials suggested to Odyssey Hospice, 8735 Rosehill Road, Suite 200, Lenexa, Ks 66215 or to the charity of your choice. A memorial service will be at 2:00PM, Saturday, August 13, 2011 at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut Street in mid-town Kansas City. Safe Journey.


  1. Liz Irvin on October 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    There were few better men to know in Westport. Talented, kind and a friend to al. The world is sadder for his passing. Wishing you the best the afterlife holds; you deserve it.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Joyce.

  2. Wilbur Grussing on August 11, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    When I think of Chuck I recall wisdom and wit (along with a glass or so of a refreshing adult beverage), but never a negative word or thought expressed.
    Hey, Chuck, you, Horton, “Pops”, J.J. and “Uncle Ed” kindly need to save a chair for the rest of us ‘Dids’ at the table.
    Joyce, we share your loss.

  3. Bruce Rodgers on August 10, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    All I can say is that Chuck was a good guy. I had many a conversation with him during stops at Dave’s Stagecoach and Kelly’s. He was wise and smart and kind, a brother to the world.

  4. Teresa Long on August 10, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I was so sorry to read of the death of your father/grandfather. I know that he must have been proud of all of you and that you have wonderful memories to give you comfort. We are thinking of you and praying for you.

  5. Steve and Marti Chinn on August 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Steve and I are so saddened with the loss of Chuck. Joyce, we keep you and your family in our hearts and prayers.
    We love you and pray that you find comfort in your happy memories and love.

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