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Posted on: July 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Flags Lowered For Longtime Communinty Contributor, Illinois State Police Trooper

The City of Geneva flag outside City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of longtime Geneva resident Gloria Emma, who passed away July 3 at age 87.

After graduating from Geneva High School in 1948, she was employed as a bookkeeper and assistant at The Little Traveler. In 1951, she married Thomas Emma of Geneva. Besides directing volunteer services in local hospitals, she coordinated a recovery program for women after breast surgery and led a successful campaign in 1974 for Congress to expand medicare coverage costs for post-mastectomy products.

Other notable accomplishments include being named Historian Emerita of the Geneva History Museum, opening her own business firm, serving as a Kane County election judge and publishing a book on her grandfather, former Chicago Mayor DeWitt Clinton Cregier. The full obituary for Mrs. Emma can be found online.

The City of Geneva expresses our condolences to the Emma family on their loss.

The U.S. and State flags have been lowered at the direction of the Governor's Office in remembrance of Illinois State Trooper Ryan Albin. These flags will be raised at the close of business July 6.
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