Lee Ora Emmert

August 15, 1925June 30, 2019

Lee Ora Emmert, 93, of Rudy, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019 at her home. She was born August 15, 1925 in Dyer, to the late Emzy and Lora Arbuckle. She was retired from Dixie Cup after 27 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur “Chubby” Emmert.

She is survived by three daughters, Peggy Sue Wood of Van Buren, Mattie Carol Miller of Melbourne, and Leota Ponder of Chester; two sons, Buel Defton Gregory of Rogers, and Clifton Gregory of Haskell, OK; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.

Cremation will occur following the visitation under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

The family will visit with friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Monday, July 1, 2019 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren.


  • Visitation Monday, July 1, 2019


Lee Ora Emmert

have a memory or condolence to add?

Jerri Emmert

July 19, 2019

Jerri Emmey

July 19, 2019

I met Nina in 1972 when I attended her and Chubby’s wedding. They were married 43 years until he died in 2015.
Charlie was diligent about checking in with her and we visited with her a few times before he was too sick to go.
I didn’t know about her death until today and thought I’d share a few pictures that Charlie and I had.