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Emily Ray Pinney

July 20, 1997 - November 26, 2014

Emily Ray Pinney, 17, of Springfield, died at 7:25 pm, Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center.  She was born July 20, 1997 in Springfield to Bill D. and Jan E. Alexander Pinney.  She was preceded in death by her grandfather,  John Nordin.

She is survived by her parents, Bill and Jan Pinney; grandparents: Victoria Nordin and James Alexander of Springfield, Eldon and Suzanne Eck of Riverton, and Robert and Vonna Pinney of Loranger, LA; aunts and uncles: Jamie Alexander (Joe Meyer), Jeremy (Kim) Alexander, Joshua Nordin (Mandy Smith), all of Springfield, John Pinney of Riverton, Wayne (Teresa) Pinney of  Gilford, IN and James (Uta) Alexander of Munich, Germany, and boyfriend, Dalton Williams of Spaulding along with several cousins.

Emily was a straight “A” Honors Student at Riverton High School.  She was very active in many activities including:  band, choir, musicals and plays, Hawk Pride, Math Team, Scholastic Bowl, Student Government, TADAA and many others.  She was a member of the National Honor Society and Thespian Troop #3741 and was recently named an Illinois State Scholar.  She planned to pursue a degree in Biology Education.  Emily wanted to make a difference in her future students’ lives just as her teachers had influenced her life.

When not busy with school activities, Emily loved spending time with family and friends.  She was an avid reader, enjoyed Netflix, collecting owls or polishing her nails.

Visitation: 3-7 pm Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.  Casual attire requested.

Funeral Service: 7:00 pm, Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor John Keyes officiating.

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Time: 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Time: 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League.


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