Vera Marie Lutes

Barnett Family Funeral Home

Vera Marie Lutes

Ozawkie - Vera Marie Lutes died Friday, August 6, 2021 at her home in Ozawkie, KS. She was 74.

Vera was born May 14, 1947 in Emporia, KS to Ray W. Sr. and Clayoma G. (Pope) Emley. She graduated from Greenville High School, and Pratt Community College with a degree in accounting. She was a bookkeeper, church pianist, 4-H leader and founder of the St. John Shepherd's Center.

She is survived by her husband Loren Lutes; children Joey (Emily) Lutes, Raytown, MO, Christy (Roger) Crews, Linwood, KS, and Phillip Lutes, Bonner Springs, KS; siblings Ray Emley and Marvin Emley of Emporia, KS, Carolee Bussjaeger of Liberty, MO, George (Jeanne) Emley of Wakarusa, KS, Margie Ross and Delores (Terry) Turner of Emporia, KS, and Warren Emley of Port St. Lucie, FL; fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings Rose Emley, Geraldine Green, Alice Buss, and Jim Emley.

Memorial services will be held at the Ozawkie Methodist Church in Ozawkie, KS at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 14, with a Celebration of Life to follow in the fellowship hall. The family requests that masks be worn. Memorials and flowers can be sent to Barnett Family Funeral Home 1220 Walnut Street, Oskaloosa, KS 66066; charitable contributions can be made out to the Ozawkie Methodist Church.

Posted online on August 09, 2021