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Emily Jane Short Kiker – February 8, 2018

Emily Jane Short Kiker, 65, of Amarillo died Thursday, February 8, 2018.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 12, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Jill Walters, of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Emily was born November 10, 1952, in Texarkana, Arkansas to Ogden and Dorothy Short.
She was preceded in death by father, Ogden Short; her husband, Donnie Nichols; and a brother, David Kiker.
Survivors include mother Dorothy Kiker; daughter, Jeri Berryman and husband Gifford, of Amarillo; a son, Robert Lightfoot, of Amarillo; a sister, Kelly Bietler and husband Keith, of Houston; and a granddaughter, Shalayne Lightfoot and fiancé Austin Burns.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Susan G. Komen; or American Lung Association.


  • Diana Lane Posted February 10, 2018 12:57 pm

    I’m sorry to hear this. My condolences to her sweet mother.

  • Debbie Shelton Posted February 10, 2018 3:17 pm

    Have known Emily since 1966. I will miss her posts on Facebook. My condolences to her Mother, whom she always posted her, after her trip to the beauty shop. My prayers for the family.

  • Shannon Ryan Posted February 11, 2018 1:51 pm

    Fly High my sweet Emily! I sure am gonna miss you. But I’m blessed to have so many wonderful memories that no one can take away! I love you and mom to the moon and back a zillion times!! ⭐⭐

  • Amanda Graves Posted February 11, 2018 10:59 pm

    Love you dearly Auntie Em! Fly High & give kisses, hugs & love to everyone in Heaven!!!

  • Danny Simpson Posted February 12, 2018 1:58 pm

    Sure am going to miss her.

  • Susan/missy Hopson/Ashley Posted February 13, 2018 12:59 pm

    I remember Emily from high school. My memories are of her as a young vibrant smart friend. This was so many years ago. Emily will be missed.

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