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Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Dorothy Libby Emo, age 90, of Belleair, Florida, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Belleair, Florida on Saturday, January 3, 2015.
Visitation is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Music was provided by Sharon Hoehn, pianist, and Madison Stuart, soloist.
Dorothy Libby Emo was born on March 22, 1924 in Whiteside, Missouri, the daughter of William McKinley (Mack) and Della (Little) Libby.
She married W.R. “Babe” Emo on August 22, 1948 in Vandalia, Missouri, and raised their three children in Vandalia until 1963 when they moved to Gainesville, Florida.
He preceded her in death in 1989.
She was born and raised in Vandalia where she attended school and graduated from high school.
Dorothy and Babe remained in Florida working and raising their three children.
After Babe’s death, Dorothy moved to Belleair, Florida to be closer to her daughters.
Dorothy was an amazing woman of strength. Up until her death she attended exercise classes, volunteered regularly at her local hospital, was active in her church, traveled and stayed busy with her family and many dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her brother Mack Henry Libby.
Survivors include her daughter Carolyn Emo Chunn and husband Frank; grandson Charles and wife Kristine; grandson Brian and great-grandsons Chase and Lucas; daughter Marilyn Emo Connelly and husband John; grandchildren Kaley, Caroline, and Cameron; son Warren Emo and wife Vicki; and  granddaughter Jennifer Emo Phillips and husband Gabe and great-grandson Theodore.
Other survivors include brother H.E. Harold Libby and wife Martha; sisters Pat Prichett and husband Bud; Ginger Pillard; and Wanda Utterback and husband Bob. Also, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.