Passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Borgess Medical Center. Age 78. Emma was born in Bloomfield, MO on February 7, 1940, the daughter of the late James C. Tripp and Hallie O. (Tiller) Tripp. She spent her career in retail sales, first working for Jacobson's and then retiring from Steketees after several years of service. She enjoyed taking walks on the beach in Florida and riding motorcycles. Emma was also preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Esman. She is survived by her loving husband, George Coffey; her children, Julie Lamorandier, Vickey (Jeff) VanDenBerg, Lisa (Stephanie Archie) White; grandchildren, Jason Lamorandier, Samantha Lamorandier, Lyndse (Paul Bonar) VanDenBerg, and Nicole Macleay; great-grandchildren, Luke Macleay, Landon Macleay and Morgan Jensen; and her brother, James C. (Doris) Tripp. Friends may visit with the family from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018. Interment will be in Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park, North. Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer's Association. Please visit Emma's personalized web page at www.langelands.com to sign the online guest book or leave messages for the family.