June 27, 1996: Rep. Emerson's funeral

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Rep. Bill Emerson funeral

KSDK - Monday marks the 15th anniversary of the funeral for late Missouri U.S. Representative Bill Emerson.

Emerson knew he was dying of lung cancer, so he wrote numerous memos outlining funeral plans to his staff. Plans included a rendition of "Glory Hallelujah" and the singing of numerous hymns- a perfect tribute to a man known to sing in the car at full volume at the expense of his passengers.

A staunch Republican, Emerson actually served from the largely Democratic "boot heel"" of Missouri, and he was known for working well with Democrats.

Emerson was 58.


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