HADDOX, Emella “Em” Lucille (Bunton), age 79, formerly of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022.
She was a graduate of Sunnydale Adventist Academy in 1960 and received her nursing diploma from St. Luke’s Training School for Nurses, Davenport, IA, in 1973. Em was a registered nurse and was passionate about the elder population during her nursing career. She had been a Director of Nursing for a nursing home for many years and then later, did home health nursing. She received an award from the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) in 1976, honoring her for her admirable qualities in education, business achievement, and community service. Em’s talents were many over the years, she enjoyed boating, water skiing, snow skiing, sewing, and making jelly. She had earned her student pilot certificate so she could be Glen’s co-pilot in their flying adventures. She is a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to many.
Em was preceded in death by her parents Harry Matthew and Florence Lucille Bunton, and two brothers Harry Clark and James Donald Bunton. She is survived by her childhood sweetheart and husband of 61 years, Glendon Ray Haddox; daughter Shawn Arene Elliott and her husband, Gregg; 2 granddaughters, Leslie Nicole & Emily Sue Elliott; 2 great grandson’s, Jesse & Matthew; daughter, Shannon Anita Jensen and her husband, Scott; 2 granddaughters, Ashlynn & Makaela Jensen; sister, Mary Pearl Morris; and some nieces, nephews, and friends.
A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm, Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Langsford Funeral Home. Grave side service and burial will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, October 7, 2022 at Owensville City Cemetery, Hwy 19, Owensville, MO, with Mike Scott officiating.
The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Hospice Novus Life Care. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to the Hospice, contact main office at 816-654-4221.
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
A latecomer to her neighborhood, I met Em about a year ago when she brought a set of her own abundant lillies for me to plant in my new yard. I will always be grateful to her for being the neighbor everyone wishes for. She will be missed here in so many ways. Peace to her family, my prayer.
A beautiful flower in God’s bouquet of life! Her healing touch blessed so many physically and spiritually.