Betty L. Luke


    Betty L. Luke of Cuba, Missouri was born Sunday, July 19, 1931 at Berryman, Missouri to William and Mamie (nee Haffer) Emerson and passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020 at the age of 88 years.


    Betty married Bob Luke on Friday, December 29, 1950 at Pocahontas, Arkansas.
    Betty worked 30 years for Cuba Walmart. She enjoyed being a cashier, because she could talk to everyone. She retired in 1995 for two years and then she went back to work and retired the second time in 2017. She earned many awards during her 30 years at Walmart. She was a member of the Cuba Free Will Baptist Church for 51 years and served as song leader for many years.
    Betty loved to crochet and made things for every room of their home. She would also share her love of crocheting by making things for others. She loved spending time in the kitchen baking, cooking and canning.
    Betty and Bob enjoyed traveling.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mamie Emerson; one great grandson, Kory; one brother, Frank and wife Jean Emerson; two sisters, Beulah and husband Clifford Breeden and Dorothy and husband Joseph Gaska; and brothers-in-law, Bob Douglas and Jim Harding.
    She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Bob Luke of the home; four sons, Bobby Jr. and wife Kim Luke of Cuba, Missouri, Gary and wife Leann Luke of Cuba, Missouri, Monty and wife Sue Luke of Cuba, Missouri and Jason and wife Jean Luke of Steelville, Missouri; 12 grandchildren, Kristina Luke of Cuba, Missouri, Heather and husband Eric Nelson of St. Louis, Missouri, Bobby Luke III of St. Louis, Missouri, Amy Luke and Jeremy Luke of St. Louis, Missouri, Jennifer Granda of St. Louis, Missouri, Lindsey and husband Johnny DeClue of St. Clair, Missouri, Joshua Luke of Cuba, Missouri, Mandy Luke of Texas, Lynn and wife Kristi Moses of Potosi, Missouri, Kim and husband Bob Snyder of Bixby, Missouri and Bradley and wife Lola Moses of Arizona; 17 great grandchildren, Magnolia, Beatrice, Madilyn, Kyle, Molly, Rachel, Claudia, Darcy, Audrey, Raeleigh, Jonathon, Callie, Dawson, Emily, Eli, Jacob and Damon; one great great grandchild, Kylee; one sister Francis Harding of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
    Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Ed Fields officiating. Special recorded music was “Precious Memories,” “Farther Along,” “I Believe,” and “If We Never Meet Again.”
    Interment and prayers followed at the Meramec Hills Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

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