Emma Lou Smith – Lakewood Ranch, FL

Emma Lou Smith, 91, of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, passed away on July 28th, 2020 at 10:58am in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. She was born to Everett and Ruth (Crawley) Gholson on June 8th, 1929. She was the first certified Dietician Educator in the US. She was married to Robert Edward Smith who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Community Hope Methodist Church of West Palm Beach, Florida and a member of the DAR.

She is survived by a son Robert Edward (Donna) Smith of Bradenton, Florida, two grandchildren Erin Kate Smith and Sara Lee Smith. Also survived by brothers and sisters Brenda (Dennis) Vineyard of Edwardsville, James Gholson of Wood River.

Memorials may be made to the Smith Cemetery or Gholson Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 2:00pm at the Smith Cemetery near Dale, Illinois and friends may call at the Gholson Funeral Home from 11:00am until the time of service.

Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of all arrangements.