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Emma Lorene Mantle

Emma L. Mantle, age 79, of Linn, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City.

Emma was born September 14, 1932, in Chamois, a daughter to the late William and Verlena (Walker) Suess.

Emma attended school near Chamois.

On July 30, 1950, Emma was united in marriage to Robert "Bob" L. Mantle in Linn. He preceded her in death on November 30, 2004.

At age 16, Emma started work at Goff's Grocery Store and then later went to work at Thriftway where she was a wrapper in the meat department for over 20 years. After her retirement at Thriftway, Emma was employed by the State of Missouri as an envelope stuffer, a job she held for nine years.

Emma was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Linn and the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, fishing, and working in her flower garden. She was known by family and friends as a "do it yourself" fixer, however her greatest love, was her family.

Emma is survived by: two daughters, Vickie Mantle of Linn and Wanda Troesser and her husband Mark of Linn; one sister, Aletha Lamb of Kansas City; one grandson, Bobbie Troesser of Linn; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her spouse and parents, Emma was preceded in death by: one brother, William "Sonny" Suess and four sisters, Wilma Troesser, Everene Peters, Verna Edwards, and Fern Collins.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2012, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Morton Chapel in Linn. Interment will follow in the Community of Christ Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.

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Vickie, Wanda and families, You have our sympathy, may God give you comfort.

Les and Valora Budnik Jul 24 2012 12:00 AM

RIP Aunt Emma.It was always great to visit you when we stayed at Grandma Vaughn's. I thought it was nice that every body lived so close together in Linn and Loose Creek.I loved visiting you at the Thriftway and Family reunions.I loved that trip to Florida back in 1986 with You, Mom, Uncle Bob, Grandpa Les and Grandma Laverne. We had a great time! Now everybody is gone and having the big family reunion in heaven.I think about the family always..... My prayers go out to Bobby, Vicki and Wanda. Sorry for your loss. Aunt Emma was a great Lady May she rest in peace. Love Abbi

Abbi P Jul 15 2012 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy Vicki and Wanda. As my sister Donna said, I too remember her always have a beautiful smile on her face.

Debra Hausmann Jul 14 2012 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for the loss of a wonder auntie who always had a welcoming smile!

Shirley Emmert Jul 11 2012 12:00 AM

I am sorry to hear about your mother. The loss is great but she will not be in pain anymore.

Gale Mullins Jul 11 2012 12:00 AM

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mark & Audrey Meyer Jul 10 2012 12:00 AM

Vicki and Wanda Death leaves a heartache no one can heal......Love leaves a memory no one can steal... We love you will help in any way..

Dorothy & Bill Wolfe Jul 10 2012 12:00 AM

Vicki and Wanda, Sorry to hear about your mom. I remember working with her at Thriftway. Always had a smile.

Donna (Hausmann) Morrison Jul 10 2012 12:00 AM