Emilie Carol Padgett

July 3, 1936December 29, 2020

Emilie Carol Padgett, 84, of Bloomington, IN passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Monroe Hospital. She was born July 3, 1936 in Washington, IN to the late James Denver and Anna Berniece (Crane) Webster.

Emilie graduated from Shoals High School in 1954 where she was voted as the smartest one in her class. She married the love of her life in 1959, her late husband Arnold Leroy “Buck” Padgett. Emilie attended Indiana University for a brief time before beginning her career with the U.S. Navy Crane and the U.S. Air Force at Allison’s in Indianapolis. She loved helping others and being around people as she had a very successful retail career with Lazarus/Macys for 17 years. She worked for the past 15 years with Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel.

Emilie was an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and for the Bloomington Lions Club. She also served on the Monroe County Fair Board where she organized and took charge of the ticket sales for the Monroe County Fair.

Emilie loved to be outside and gardening, she loved to read and to travel. She had a deep love for her family and enjoyed spending time with her close friends. She is survived by her daughter, Lori Griffith and son-in-law, Greg of Charlestown, Indiana; her pride and joy, granddaughter, Kyleigh Griffith; her niece, Jeanne Webster; and nephew Dusty Webster.

In addition to her parents, Emilie was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Leroy “Buck” Padgett; her brother, David L. Webster; and both maternal and paternal grandparents.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Odon, Indiana, officiated by Pastor David Mullens.

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  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021


  • Private Family Visitation


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Nancy Arbuckle

January 6, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss of this wonderful, sweet lady! I extend my sympathy to all of the family.
Nancy Arbuckle, St.Paul UMC

Alice Shields

January 5, 2021

Lori so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. My mom, Martha Fiscus and I will sure miss your sweet mom. The last few years I have been her book lady. Going to her house to drop off books and pick up books every few weeks. Boy did she like to read and could read a bag of books really fast. We would have long talks about our families and life events. Your dad and my father-in-law went to barber school together so there were always funny stories to tell and remember.
After the virus started we would set on the wall by the side driveway. I will always treasure those times and her friendship.

You’re in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Alice (Fiscus) Shields

Marilyn Kramer

January 5, 2021

Prayers for Lori and family during this difficult time. I have been remembering the fun times and comradery we shared as cousins growing up and regret that we lost contact over the years.


January 5, 2021

Lori and family, Gary and I were so saddened to hear about your mother's passing. We have so many fond memories of your whole family when we were neighbors. She was such a sweet lady and had the best sense of humor. Our thoughts are with you.
Linda and Gary Anderson

Beth Ramsey Cassity

January 4, 2021

Lori, family and friends,

Praying the Lord's comfort for you. May you feel the loving embrace of our Savior as you mourn such a remarkable, funny, hardworking woman. I remember Emilie allowing me to have so many of your stuffed animals so I would take a nap. I would always ask for another to stall. She was firm, yet patient. Emilie would pull cookies out of the oven then I would run out the door with them to jump on the riding mower with Buck.

Before Buck passed, my Dad(Bill Ramsey) and I visited your parents at the house. Such a warm and welcoming home, it was just as I remembered it when Emilie babysat me when I was 4. We enjoyed talking about good memories from IU sports, concession stand, Lions Club and of course Saint Paul Methodist Church.

She is singing in the choir in heaven. Emilie has left an amazing legacy. As we follow Jesus, we can live the kind of life she did, bringing others into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Missing her deeply. Praying for you all

Beth Ramsey (Cassity) and Bill Ramsey

Suzanne Walters

January 3, 2021

I have the best of memories of Emilie. I worked with her years ago at Blocks / Lazarus and she is one of those people that you never forget. She was so kind and so smart about everything she did. While working in ( really running ) the China department in the housewares area she educated me ( quite the novice on China ) about everything. Her customers loved her and she would do anything for them. She provided the kind of service that you never see anymore.
I then crossed paths with her several years later while she was on the fair board. I was a 4H leader and attended some of the meetings and would get to chat with her there. Always pleasant and always had something positive to say. I wish I could have spent more time with her.
I will miss the possibility of speaking with her again.
My heart goes out to the family. Keep her close in your memories.

Mary Padgett

January 3, 2021

Lori and family - I am sorry to hear about Emilie's passing. She was such a kind and gentle woman and she will be missed.
Love and prayers - Mary Padgett

Betty and Jerry David

January 3, 2021

Dear Lori and family,

We are so sorry for your loss,
I always admired your mother's energy and many skills.

Never forget when she and our Home Extension Club surprised me with a baby shower in 1970 before our Kristen was born.

Will miss our chats, and never forget her, Lori your mom was a very special person, Hugs to you and Kyleigh again l'm so sorry
Betty David

Ann Kresler

January 1, 2021

Emilie was a lovely lady and a joy to work with. I’ll always remember our discussions about recent books we both had read. Emilie will be sorely missed at the funeral home. Her hard work and dedication was exemplary as well as her kindness and compassion toward grieving families. Emilie, I will miss you.

Dianna Bland

December 31, 2020

Oh Sweet Emilie, I have known you since I was a little girl. So, so many wonderful memories of our families together at St. Paul, at IU BBall games, at our grill-outs, .... and oh my, your homemade ice cream! Rest well, and enjoy your magnificent, unimagineable adventure you and Buck are now enjoying together again! ...Dianna Bland and the Bland Family