Well-known Howard County
businesswoman Stephanie Fuemmeler was recognized Wednesday, May 23, as
Fayette’s 2012 Business Leader of the Year. The award has been presented
annually since 1984 by the Fayette Rotary Club.
At right, Fuemmeler is congratulated by club member Jim Steele who
chaired the election process.
Reared on a farm in Saline County, this year’s recipient developed
leadership skills at an early age in 4-H and FFA, finding she had a
taste for both challenges and adventure. During her first year of
showing livestock she won both the American Royal State Fair and Denver
Following graduation from the University of Central Missouri in
Warrensburg, Fuemmeler started on an impressive career in business
management with her experience encompassing restaurants, gift shops,
clothing stores, convenience stores, a 1,000-unit apartment complex,
real estate, and legal offices. She also worked in the airline industry
and for several years was a flight attendant.
Stephaine and her husband, Scott, have been married 17 years and have a
15-year-old son, Garrett. Together, Stephanie and Scott own six monument
showrooms as part of the Audsley Monument Co., in addition to several
rental properties. They reside in Glasgow and are active in St. Mary’s
They also own Market Street Floral, with locations in Fayette and
Glasgow. Recently the Fayette location was expanded to include a bakery
and tea shop, as well as dry cleaning, travel services and wine sales.
Over the years, Stephanie has been widely involved in a long list of
civic and community undertakings focused on improving the quality of
life in Glasgow, Fayette and beyond. Currently she is spearheading a
project to secure funds which will go toward erection of a large
multi-purpose community building to be located at the Howard County
Fairgrounds. -- James H. Steele