Barbara Jean (Bobbi) Emery, age 80, of Arlington, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 25, 2023, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe.
Graveside Service will be held Friday, September 29, 2023, at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 4:00-7:00 P.M., at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. A prayer service will follow at 7:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Arlington Emergency Medical Services or to Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Barbara Jean (Bobbi) Emery was born on November 6, 1942, to Joe and Olive (Kearney) Davidson in Hagerstown, Wayne County, Indiana. She grew up in Indiana and graduated from Union High School in Modoc, Indiana. On March 31, 1961, she married Dorvin Chancey Emery and together they raised four children.
Bobbi spent her years as a stay-at-home mother. Bobbi, Dorvin, and the kids all lived in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota, moving around due to Dorvin’s occupation. After the kids grew older, Bobbi went back to school and became a licensed beautician in 1981. Bobbi enjoyed riding horses, bowling, sewing, crossword puzzles, reading, and spending time with her children and their families.
Bobbi is survived by her
Son, Carl (Leslie) Emery of Arlington, MN;
Daughters, Teresa (John) Towle of Mora, MN, Marie (Kevin) Lemke of Green Isle, MN, Vicki (Mike) Lahlum of Detroit Lakes, MN;
8 Grandchildren, Glenn (Meghan) Dohrer, Sara Dohrer, Megan Hruby-Lahlum, Casey Lemke, Terri Jo (Shannon) Henke, Corey (Brianna) Lemke, Dylan Towle, Kaitlin Towle;
7 Great-grandchildren, Shyann Dohrer, Nolan Dohrer, Easton Hruby, Emma Lemke, Lexi Faye Strelow, Lincoln Michael Strelow, Charlotte Marie Lemke;
Sisters, Margaret (Roy) Ross of Waskom, TX, and Alice Faye Davidson of Economy, IN;
Brother-in-law, Weldon (Janet) Emery of Surprise, Arizona;
Numerous nieces and nephews.
Bobbi was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Dorvin Emery; parents, Joe and Olive Davidson; brothers, James (Jim) Davidson, Ivan (Buddy) Davidson, Homer Davidson, Billy Joe Davidson; grandchild, Clayton Harlow.