Emma ElVera Cunningham was born on Oct. 8, 1925, near Lindsborg, to Arthur and Vera Miller Ahlstedt and died Jan. 5, 2013, at Table Rock Health Care in Kimberling City, Mo.
She was raised and graduated from McPherson High School and married Clifford Cunningham on Feb. 8, 1945.
She retired from Kimberling Inn Resort as a front desk clerk. She was a 50 + year member of VFW Auxiliary No. 2715, where she was Kansas State President in 1967-68. She also was a 50+ year member of the American Legion Auxiliary No. 24. She was a 10,000-hour volunteer at McPherson Memorial Hospital as a Pink Lady.
After retirement in 1980, they moved to Kimberling City, Mo., to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren.
Survivors include daughter Connie Frobenius of Reeds Spring, Mo.; grandchildren Matt Frobenius and family of New Town, N.D. and Lindsey Janowski and family of Stoughton, Wis.; and four great- grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Kimberling City Elks No. 2505 charities, c/o Connie Frobenius, 92 Cypress Lane, Reeds Spring, Mo 65737.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Stumpff Funeral Home in Kimberling City, Mo., followed by a VFW Auxiliary graveside service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan 12, 2013, at Crestwood Memorial Park, Pawnee Road, McPherson.