Mary Lucille (LaFollette) Emmert, age 89, died peacefully with her family at her side, on Friday, April 16, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Ary LaFollette; and her brothers, Dr. Forrest LaFollette, Dr. Robert LaFollette, Dr. Donald LaFollette and sister-in-law Ruth Hermann.
Mary is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Reverend Herman A. Emmert; sons, Mark Allen (Emily) Emmert and Michael Robert (Charlotte) Emmert; grandchildren, Amy (Jamie) and Ashley (Matt); great grandsons, Braden & Ethan; and many nieces and nephews.
Mary graduated from New Salisbury, Indiana High School and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she majored in piano and minored in voice. A very caring and faithful wife, she shared ministry with her husband as he served United Methodist Churches in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Middletown and as District Superintendent of Dayton North District of the United Methodist Church. Mary was one who always loved classical and church music, who was always actively participating in directing and singing in church choirs, she never tired of having music as the central focus of her life. And yet, with all her activities, her life centered around her home and family, her love for Christ and the Church that she served so beautifully to the end.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2:00pm at First United Methodist Church, 120 S. Broad St., Middletown with Reverend John Wagner officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 1:00 - 2:00pm at the church. Masks and social distancing will be required. Private entombment will be at Arlington Memorial Gardens, Mt. Healthy for the family.
Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 120 S. Broad St., Middletown, OH 45044.