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​Loretta Elizabeth Emmerson was born September 25, 1930, in St. Elizabeth, Missouri, to Lambert Aloysius Buechter and Elizabeth J. Evers Buechter. She died Saturday, March 16, 2024
in Collinsville, Oklahoma, at the age of 93 years. Loretta completed her secondary education in St. Elizabeth, Missouri, and graduated with the St. Elizabeth High School Class of 1947. She was married February 24, 1962, in Lawndale, California, to Clifton Earl “Cliff” Emmerson. Loretta spent most of her working life as owner and operator of Cliff’s Mustang Café alongside her husband. After Cliff’s passing on February 9, 1993, Loretta continued to operate the café until her retirement.
​She was a faithful member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Owasso, and dearly loved her church. She enjoyed a variety of pastimes including coloring and playing the piano. Loretta loved her family, and was especially fond of her role as Grandma to her grandkids.

Those she leaves behind who hold many cherished memories include:

Three daughters; Joan Jaffray and husband Paul, of Green Cove Springs, Florida
​​ Janet Blissit and husband Rick, of Collinsville, Oklahoma
​​ Joyce DePergola and husband Jim, of Seminole, Florida
Daughter-in-law; Theresa Emmerson, Huntington Beach, California
Grandchildren; Trey Blissit and wife LaRanda
​​ Elizabeth Blissit-Romaine and husband Justin
​​ Matthew Blissit and wife Katy
​​ Cliff Wilburn and wife Jammie
​​ Ryan DePergola and wife Shannon
​​ Dillon DePergola
​​ Danielle DePergola
​​ Chris Emmerson and wife Lindy
​​ Kathryn Emmerson
Great Grandchildren; Paityn DePergola, Gavin Emmerson, Railey Emmerson,
​​​ Judah Romaine, and Jesse Blissit
Sisters; Betty Menges, Mary Thoma, and Jan Krumm
Sister-in-law; Nancy Buechter
Brother-in-law; John Nemitz
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Cliff, two sons, Rick Emmerson and John Emmerson, daughter, Carol Morris, brother, Jim Buechter, and two sisters, Mitzi Janson and Delores Nimitz.
​Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2024, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Owasso with Father Matt LaChance officiating. Final resting place will be at Wann Cemetery in Oologah, Oklahoma. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Loretta’s memory to St. Henry’s Catholic Church, 8500 North Owasso Expressway, Owasso, Oklahoma, 74055. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.