Joni Marie Emmers passed away on March 27, 2019. Joni was the administrator of First Step since 1994. She was loved by many and touched the lives of hundreds of adolescents.
Survivors include her husband, Steve Emmers; children Melonie Rye and Jeremiah Benson; three sisters, two brothers, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She will be greatly missed not only by her family, but by all the girls she loved.