Emily B. Kivioja
June 25, 1927 - September 22, 2020
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Thursday 10/1, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Thursday 10/1, 2:00 pm
Isley Cemetery
Lafayette, IN
Thursday 10/1

Emily Bea Kivioja died at 9:28 am on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her children. She was born June 25, 1927 in Tippecanoe County to the late Daniel Albert and Metah Irene (Ford) Rose. After graduating from Monitor High School in 1945 she attended St. Elizabeth School of nursing under the…

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Aarne Kivioja left a message on October 1, 2020:
Thank you for letting us in this way to follow the ceremony from here in Finland. Our deepest condolences. Aarne and Tuula Kivioja, Heljä Kivioja
Terry and Lynne Phillips left a message on October 1, 2020:
We are glad to be here on our computer today. We share the loss of Emily Kivioja.
Patti Peyton Truitt left a message on September 30, 2020:
I have wonderful, precious memories of Emily and her sister Bev and their loyalty and friendship with my father, Frank W. Peyton, MD. He relied on the two of them both in the office and in surgery for at least 35 years. They were skillful and smart and he held them in high esteem, providing benefits retirement far ahead of other practices. We are in NC at the moment but a friend sent me the obituary and my impulse was to say, “Dear, dear Emily. Thank you for all you did for dad.” By the way I have a wonderful painting of an egg that her nephew, J Kerkhove, allegedly did while a student at Jeff. Does anyone know his whereabouts?
Ulla (Kivioja) Miettunen left a message on September 29, 2020:
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Jim Watson left a message on September 27, 2020:
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Kivioja. Lassi and she were two of my treasured patients. She had a delightful sense of humor and was devoted to him. It was tragic when he passed and in my time of practice I don’t think she recovered. I often pass the Isley cemetery on walks and stop by Lassi’s gravesite for some quiet time and now she will be included in those visits. May she Rest In Peace with Lassi. Jim Watson,MD
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Terry and Joann King left a message on September 26, 2020:
We have fond memories of Emily (and Lassi) as were were members of Prince of Peace Lutheran at the same time. May God be with their family during this time.
Anne Kivioja Witter left a message on September 25, 2020:
She taught me to crawl & read & pray & what it means to be ‘lady-like’. She taught me to love flowers & growing things. She showed me how to make a mean pie crust and the very best of apple dumplings. She drove me to dance lessons, swimming, 4H and choir events. My 15 year old self watched her & learned that a mother is hard to lose; even harder than losing a beloved grandmother. I’ve known this day, today, would come and I dreaded it. Even if she didn’t always understand me or my accomplishments she was proud of me. More than that, she raised me to be strong & to work hard. She had confidence that I could handle life. Hopefully I taught her a few things too. I’m certain she would respond that I did. She frustrated me and I her like mother’s & daughters do. She was human - with hurts, frailties, vices, pride, pain, gentleness, joy & love like the rest of us. She was also a very unique, beautiful, resilient, and intelligent woman. I know she prayed for my sons & me every night like only a mother’s heart can. The last few weeks as she struggled with leaving this life, she reminded me to say, “I’ll see you later” rather than goodbye. Then she added, “because I will!” I believe that I will see you later Mom and it gives me peace for this very hard day. You knew you were going. Goodbye mama. Hug my brothers for me. And enjoy walks in amazing gardens with Jesus ....
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