Emma B. Every, 92, of Harmony, formerly of Preston, died Wednesday morning, June 19, 2013, at the Harmony Community Healthcare.

She was born April 25, 1921, in rural Hesper, Iowa, the daughter of Emil and Ella (Young) Hellem. She attended country school, and then worked as a housekeeper.

She married Charles "Chuck" Every on June 22, 1938, in Rochester. The couple made their home in the Harmony and Preston area. During her life she worked at various jobs until finding her passion in the home health care field where she worked until the age of 85. She also cared for her developmentally disabled daughter, Laurie, until just recently.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston, the Royal Neighbors of America and were members of the ARC. She loved her family, gardening, flowers, reading and cooking.

She is survived by three daughters, Cheryl (Dennis) Miller of Harmony, Dawn (Maynard) Moen of Mora and Laurie Every of Harmony; two sons, Gary Every of Mabel and Kevin (Joyce) Every of Preston; a daughter-in-law, Delores Every of Preston; Shirley Heikes of Rosemont, who she considered her daughter; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck, on June 30, 1992; four brothers and four sisters.

The funeral was held last Saturday, June 22, on the 75th anniversary of her marriage to Chuck, at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with the Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial was in the Lewiston Cemetery.

Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston assisted the family with arrangements.