In Memory of

Einer Gale Emery

January 8, 1936 - March 22, 2021


Gale Emery entered into eternal peace on March 22, 2021.  He was born in Brewer, Maine to Barbara and Earl Emery on January 8, 1936.


Gale spent 30 years as a District Manager for Southland Corporation 7- Eleven Stores Division.  He lived in Maine until 1966.  At that time, he moved to Kansas City, Mo and went to work for Southland.  He married Erma on October 15, 1976 at the Lutheran Church on Blue Ridge Blvd., in Kansas City, MO.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Erma Emery, his sisters Mary Emery and Louise Emery both of Bangor, Maine.  His daughter Jacqulyn LaForte, Michelle Schmidt and her husband Will Schmidt, Alisha Emery and Mike Ramirez, Kayla Laffoon and her husband Chris Laffoon.  His grandchildren Dawn Michelle Parkhurst, Quentin Schmidt, Christopher Emery and Sophia Laffoon.  His niece Laurel Boles and her husband Jim, his great niece Gabrielle Harris.


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Erma you have been on my mind constantly these last few days. My heart aches for you with the loss of your love of over 44 years. Even though it’s been a long time since we have seen each other I know you have shown nothing less than incredible strength and grace during a sad and difficult time. Please know you have always been special to me and I wish I could be there to give you a big comforting hug.

Erma, Alisha & Kayla –

Our hearts are with you all as you grieve the loss of Gale. He was a wonderful man and we always enjoyed spending time with you. He was a great husband and father and I know you will miss him dearly! Sending you love, hugs and prayers from the Johnson Family.

To the Beat Boss & Mentor & Friend, Gale you taught me so much about the business, & how to be strong. During a very hard time in my life, I remember you telling me that I was a strong woman & would be fine. My kids grew up knowing you & loving you. Mike my husband respected & so appreciated how you cared about the people who worked for you. I remember how you would light up when you spoke about your Beautiful wife Erma, & your children. God Bless you Gale, You will be missed! Sincerely, the Vanhamme Family.

Sandy and I are so sorry to hear of Gale’s passing. He was a man of great strength and wisdom.


Friday, March 26, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Saturday, March 27, 2021
10:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063