Born Oct. 17, 1943, she was the daughter of Henry Lusk and Eva Irene Amos Goddard.
Emma graduated from Scott City High School and worked at Procter & Gamble 21 years before retiring.
She grew up on a farm near Commerce, Mo., where she learned to love the animals, always feeding her birds first thing every morning. She had a great sense of humor and could always see the bright side of life.
Survivors include a very special friend, Ellen Ward of Jackson; a brother, Bervin Goddard of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Lois (Edwin) Goddard LeDure of Commerce; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by her parents, and a sister-in-law, Mary Lu Goddard.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the chapel, with the Rev. Kevin Detweiler officiating.
Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.