|Emma Lou Bartelsmeyer, age 84, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 7:20 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon.||She was born on Dec. 25, 1925, in McDonald County the daughter of Alfred and Ruth (Shewmake) Land. She was a homemaker and co-owner of a Missouri Century Farm and a member of the Highland Free Methodist Church. She was united in marriage to Joyce Edward Bartelsmeyer on Jan. 12, 1946, in Monett, and they spent 61 years together. He preceded her in death on December 8, 2007.|
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, and great-great-grandmother and sister. She loved to cook for her family and friends and her specialty were her potato rolls. She also loved flowers, especially her many tulips in her yard.
Those who survive her include: daughter: Shirley Obermann and her husband, Earl of Mt. Vernon; son: Bob Bartelsmeyer and his wife, Linda, of Las Cruces, N.M.; four grandchildren: Robert Obermann and his wife, Tanya, of Mt. Vernon; Shawn Obermann, of Gladstone; Jon Bartelsmeyer and his wife, Mellissa, of Rogersville; and Krista Cupp and her husband, Cameron, of Centreville, Va.; three great-grandchildren: Shania Obermann, of Kansas City; Justin and Samantha Ely, of Neosho; and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Marjorie Burchett, of Bokeelia, Fla.; and Joyce Manson, of Grass Valley, Calif.; two brothers: Bill Land and his wife, Betty, of Monett; and J. D. Land and his wife, Carol, of Auburn, Calif.
Her parents, a great-granddaughter: Sabrina Obermann; sister: Mary Helen Dimmick; and three brothers: Paul, Ray Gene and Jack Land also preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, Feb. 19, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., on Thursday Feb. 18, in the funeral home chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the Aurora Lion's Club or the Highland Christian School in care of the funeral home.
On line condolences may be shared at www.fossettmosherfuneralhome.com.