She was born on May 16, 1929, in Dugger to Duard and Lula (Slaven) Cooper. She married Clement O. Rader on Jan. 7, 1948.
Emma Lou was a homemaker and a member of the Elnora Christian Church. She very much loved her family and enjoyed cooking great meals for them. She always welcomed family and friends into her home with open arms and a gracious heart. Her grandchildren all adored her, as did all of her family.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Clement Rader; three sons, Michael (Pam) Rader of Bloomfield, Randall (Regene) Rader of Clinton, Gary (Ann) Rader of Columbia, MD; two daughters, Cynthia (Steve) Sasson of Rochester, NY and Kathy (JC) Shelton of Washington; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Emma Lou was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
The family of Emma Lou is following her wishes with cremation. Her family and friends are invited to a gathering and visitation for a time of reflection and memorial service at the Elnora Christian Church Sunday, November 15 from 1-3 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 3 p.m.with Randall Barnett officiating.
The Rader family have entrusted these arrangements with Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com