Della Lorene Emmerson, age 85, a former resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas and Joplin, Missouri, more recently of Gardner, Kansas, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020, at Azria Health Care in Olathe, Kansas. She was born July 22, 1935, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Charles Dixon and Della Reno Dixon. She married Robert Emmerson on September 18, 1954, at Ft. Scott. Lorene was a homemaker and dearly loved her family. She always enjoyed when family and friends came for a visit. Lorene liked doing the crossword puzzles in the newspaper and taking the occasional trip to the casino.
Survivors include a step-daughter, Virginia Lowry, of Gardner, Kansas and two sisters, Mary Brandt, of Joplin, Missouri and Betty Carpenter, of Lamar, Missouri. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and several great and great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a special neighbor and friend, Betty Campbell, of Joplin, Missouri. Lorene was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Emmerson, a daughter, Tina Benton, a step-son, Steve Emmerson and her parents, Charles Dixon and Della Dixon Runkle.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, December 2nd at the Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends and family may meet at the cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.