Emma died peacefully in 1879. She was not perfect, but that was not the standard the Lord had set for her exaltation. Rather, he had told her to cleave to the covenant, which thou hast made, and promised her a crown of righteousness. She knew the covenant as well. She made and kept them intently, knowing that the Lord would in turn redeem her and exalt her with her husband. Emma is a hero. She was an educated, refined adult woman who chose time and time again to re-evaluate and renew her faith and testimony in the early church.