5/8/1936 – 8/5/2012
Emma Mae Lake, age 76, of Stanton, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids. She was born on May 8, 1936 in Hillsdale County, the daughter of Whitney & Lucia (Walter) Shellenbarger.
On June 12, 1957, Emma was married to Larry D. Lake in Greenville and he survives in addition to her children, Alan Matthews & Victoria of California, Dale & Karen Lake of Greenville, Brian & Rose Lake of Fenwick, Sue & Jim Buskirk of Belding, Jackie Lake & Chris Swing of Manton and Marie Avey of Crystal, several grandchildren and several great grandchildren, a brother, Junior Shellenbarger of Stanton plus several nieces and nephews.
Emma was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Harold, sisters, Jacqueline, Vie, Naomi, Ruth and Myrtle plus two grandsons, Justin Matthews and Andrew Edwards.
Formerly of Palo, Emma has been a longtime resident of the Stanton area.
On Wednesday, August 8, 2012, from 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. there will be a time of remembrance with family and friends, along with a potluck dinner at the home of Brian & Rose Lake, 1960 W. Carson City Road, Fenwick. Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite story to share.
For those desiring to do so, the family has suggested memorial considerations can be made to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. There will be envelopes available at the Remembrance gathering.
On 8/7/2012 Rich & Sue (Edwards) Ring said:
Buskirk and Lake families, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. God will comfort you and meet your needs during these difficult days. Talk about your mother often and watch as the children and grandchildren grow up and do things and say things that will remind you of your mother and the results will be happy tears of reminders that your mother lives on in each and everyone of you. May God Bless you! Rich and Sue Ring
On 8/8/2012 MAXINE HUSTED WRIGHT said:
LARRY AND KIDS, I JUST HEARD ABOUT EMMA,I AM SO SORRY , SHE WAS SUCH A SPECIAL PERSON AND FRIEND AND WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY MANY. MAXINE
On 8/8/2012 Linda Edwards said:
Brian and Rose Sorry to read of your mother’s passing. My deepest sympathy. If you need anything, let me know. Linda Edwards, your neighbor
On 8/9/2012 Rachel Piper said:
Sorry I looked for this a day late and we did get to come to the gathering. I am Close friends with Hannah and have many memories of Grandma Lake. Sorry for your loss of a wonderful women. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My brother Danny, who is friends with Eddie, would also like to send his condolences. Rachel & Danny Piper