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Marshall-Gren Chapel
Friday June 12th, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Friday June 12th, 2020

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Emily Mae Talsma

Emily Talsma, age 75, of Plainwell, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 5, 2020. Emily was born on September 30, 1944 in Grand Rapids, MI. The second of three children, to Norman F. and Emily M. (Walton) Hudson. On February 2, 1962, Emily married the love of her life, Kenneth J. Talsma, who proceeded her in death on Monday, May 4, 2020. Emily took pride in being a housewife and mother. She enjoyed flower gardening and tending her Koi pond, raising chickens, having campfires, and going camping, traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and bird watching. Emily was also an animal lover, giving many pets a loving home over the years including her “special boy”, Spencer, a Jack Russell mix dog, she leaves behind. Emily is survived by her children; Patricia (Harvey) Becker, Jim (Roxanne) Talsma and Jennifer (Cornelius “Corky”) Zuydwegt; seven grandchildren; Nicole Bush, Crystal Beach, Jamie Talsma, Charlie Flanagan III, Makenzy Flanagan, Brea Zuydwegt and C.J. Zuydwegt; One sister, Norma (William “Bill”) Broadhurst, one Brother, Norman “Tom” (Mary) Hudson, three siblings in-law Joyce Ryland, Marilyn (Dale) Lemmer, and Aneda (James) Matteson, and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Ken, Emily is preceded in death by her parents, one sibling in-law Robert (Dorris) Talsma and Son in-law, Richard Sund. A visitation will be held on Friday, June 12 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home; Marshal Gren Chapel, 120 S. Woodhams St. in Plainwell. A celebration of life service for both Emily and Kenneth will be held at 1:00 pm at the same location. While visiting Emily’s webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family. Arrangements being made by McCowen and Secord Funeral Home; Marshall & Gren Chapel in Plainwell, MI.

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A candle was lit in memory of Emily Talsma

Tara Vanderboom May 14 2021 3:21 AM

She was such a sweet lady.How did she pass so soon after her hubby Ken. There is no mention of she died?

Tara Vanderboom May 14 2021 3:21 AM

She was a very sweet lady. I didnt clean for her very long but she was always was a happy lady. I'm so sorry for ur loss.

Amy Drainer Jun 13 2020 12:22 PM

Emily was always smiling and bubbly when she was worshipping at Calvary Church. She helped many and was a bright intelligent woman. I wish I had known the information. I would have been there. I'm very sorry to family and friends of Emily for the loss if this amazing woman!!!

Phyl Geurink Jun 12 2020 9:09 PM

Sorry about your loss I know what your going through my wife and I both lost our moms last year Doug and Joan Dekoekkoek

doug dekoekkoek Jun 12 2020 8:17 PM

Emily was such a dear friend to me. She was so devoted to Jesus and that was seen in everything she did. I will see you again some day. Love you Em

Nancy Nunley Jun 12 2020 5:49 PM

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Nancy L. Minegar Jun 12 2020 9:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Emily Talsma

Ron Boorsma Jun 11 2020 9:54 PM

The last time we saw Emily was @ family reunion in Plainfield. All of our family enjoyed visiting with her & other family members. Great memory! The Ron Boorsma family

Ron Boorsma Jun 11 2020 9:41 PM

Garden of Sweet Memories Casket Spray was purchased for the family of Emily Mae Talsma.

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