In Memory of

Emma Descamps

Full Name: Emma J. Descamps
Date of Birth: September 17, 1957
Date of Death: November 2, 2018
November 5, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Lewistown
Service Information:

Lewistown- Emma J. Descamps, 61, of Washington and formerly of Lewistown passed away peacefully at 12:20 AM Friday November 2, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria with family by her side.

She was born September 17, 1957 at Canton the daughter of Maurice and Loretta (Brenneman) Bordner. She married Rick Descamps on April 21, 2011 in Las Vegas. He survives along with seven children, Becky (Aaron) Mikulich of Lewistown, Robert (Brandi) Descamps of Bellville, Gretchen (Cortez) Moss of Peoria, Charles (Rhonda) Whitman of Pekin, Jon Whitman of Springfield, Corey Whitman of Argenta, and Stephanie Descamps of E. Peoria, two sisters, Betsy (Gene) Cwick of Canton, and Margie (Jerry) Gramlich of Colorado, three brothers, Jack (Linda) Bordner of Canton, Jim Bordner of Creve Coeur, and Bill (Sue) Bordner of E. Peoria, seventeen grandchildren, Ashley Descamps, Shelbie Descamps, Shianne Descamps, Jillian Descamps, Abigail Descamps, Andrea Williams, Justin Williams, D.J. Hendricks, Jordan Hendricks, Braydon Moss, Skyler Mikulich, Macy Mikulich, Caiden Whitman, Rylie Whitman, Austin (Hayley) McClanahan, Ian McClanahan and Berlin Whitman,  two great grandchildren, Clella Descamps, and Branson McClanahan and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, Jazmyne Harris and one brother, George Bordner.

Emma worked for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office as a tele communicator for 21 years retiring in March 2018. Emma truly loved her job and considered her co-workers family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their sporting events. Emma enjoyed fishing and traveling with her husband and her dog Buster. Emma’s friends and family enjoyed her daily snapchat streaks.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM Monday at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation and private burial of ashes will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. To view Emma’s life tribute video or to send online condolences visit  

To view video tribute click here.
From: MaryLou BellessNov 2 2018 5:55PM
God certainly got a jewel with Emmy--always a joy to be around--condolences to each of you--She will be remembered
From: Connie HendersonNov 2 2018 7:54PM
My deepest sympathy to all of Emma's family my heart is breaking reading this. Emma w
As a wonderful lady and friend smiling at everyone she met she will be missed by everyone who knew her My prayer for you is Good Grant you strength and peace
From: Marsha Lorraine HillNov 2 2018 8:37PM
Becky, Aaron, Skyler, Macy,

I was so sad to hear of your Mom and Grandmother's passing.
She was a fighter and that fighting spirit will continue to be carried on in your family.

May you find that the memories of her good times and days sustain you through this initial time of your loss.
All my Love,
From: regina jonesNov 2 2018 8:50PM
Gretchen, i am so sorry for the loss of your mom.  Even though I didn't know her well the times that I spent with her she was always nice to me especially during the loss of Justin and jazmyne.  I love u and if I can do anything pls let me know.
From: Terry SmithNov 2 2018 9:01PM
My heart goes to the entire family. We didn't lose Aunt Emma in spirit, only on the flesh,; For she is with God right now. Losing a parent/family member is never easy and it's something that we all have to grieve and take our time with, because it truly is a process. If you guys need anything, please let me know. God bless you all.
From: Cindy PetermanNov 2 2018 9:58PM
Before I retired from the Coroner's office, I had the pleasure of speaking to Emma quite a few times in the phone. She was always pleasant and kind, and very patient. My sincere condolences to the family. The word lost a good person. Cindy Peterman
From: Marlo J. KingNov 3 2018 8:54PM
My deepest
sympathies and condolences go to all of Emma's family.  Betsy is my sorority sister and we all heard so many wonderful things about Emma.  She was deeply loved and I know she will be dearly missed by all her family.  May God give you all strength in the days ahead. I keep you all in my prayers.
From: Donna DusenNov 3 2018 10:23PM
Sending our heartfelt sympathy to Emma’s family. Betsy is my sorority sister  and college roommate. I remember going home with Betsy on weekends and spending time with her family.  - a very special memory for me. I loved each and every one of the Bordners. Emma was the youngest and definitely very cute. Love this family. Holding you all in prayer.
Donna and Don Dusen
From: Bonnie and Jerry BrotmanNov 4 2018 1:11AM
Our deepest sympathy to Emma’s family. There have been many prayers for her healing and Emma was brave for such a long time. . Betsy has shared many fun times she enjoyed with Emma and we know she will be greatly missed. We hope all of your memories will give you comfort.
From: CAROL LONDONNov 4 2018 7:23AM
I was so saddened to learn of the passing of Emma. Betsy is my sorority sister and through Betsy I knew of the struggle and mighty fight Emma gave to this dreadful illness. Betsy shared the latest gathering of going to Chicago to the Cubs' game and what fun the gals had. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family. May all the many memories of family gatherings comfort you and know that Emma is always with you. God bless.  Carol London
From: Nancy HaveraNov 4 2018 3:25PM
Emma was always one of our favorite people.  She was positive, supportive, loving and upbeat.  She has left a wonderful legacy for her family.  We are keeping you all in our hearts and prayers.
Nancy and Steve Havera
From: Randall Van MiddlesworthNov 5 2018 8:00AM
I have known Emma since the 70s when she was married to Scoob.  She was a sweetheart.  She was always cheerful, upbeat, and friendly.  She will be missed.  Her loved ones have my heart felt condolences.
From: Steve HartwigNov 5 2018 2:33PM
Corey, praying for you and your family in a tough time. May you all enjoy good memories. Prayers are with you and for you.
From: Linda TerryNov 5 2018 10:57PM
My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. Emma was a joy to know. I loved her smile and those big dimples. I feel blessed to have known Emma and to have been a friend. She was beautiful inside and out. Rest in Peace my friend.
From: Irene KeyesNov 6 2018 8:01AM
Rick, Becky, Robert and family.  I am sorry for your loss.  Nothing can prepare us for grief we experience when we lose someone dear to our heart.  Your tears don’t go unnoticed by God.  God has promise to wipe away our tears, as well as sickness, pain, and death in the future. (Revelation 21:3,4).  For free encouraging scriptures please visit: We all look forward to welcome our love ones back to the earth Psalms 37:29.  Please accept my condolence at this difficult time.
From: Anna ParkinsonNov 6 2018 12:40PM
So sorry for your loss. Anna & Ralph Parkinson
From: Bill WarrenNov 15 2018 10:37AM
RIP Emma Jo

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