Obituaries

Brinley Beauchamp
B: 2011-08-09
D: 2017-12-14
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Beauchamp, Brinley
Shirley Utley
B: 1943-03-07
D: 2017-12-13
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Utley, Shirley
Janice Wallis
B: 1943-08-22
D: 2017-12-07
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Wallis, Janice
Jeremiah Marsh
B: 1977-01-13
D: 2017-12-04
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Marsh, Jeremiah
Randall Cox
B: 1961-06-01
D: 2017-12-02
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Cox, Randall
Scott Hollingshead
B: 1975-07-27
D: 2017-12-02
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Hollingshead, Scott
Johnnie Pierce
B: 1942-02-22
D: 2017-12-01
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Pierce, Johnnie
Charla Behan
B: 1949-11-30
D: 2017-11-29
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Behan, Charla
James DeNeen
B: 1938-11-27
D: 2017-11-28
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DeNeen, James
Margaret Murray
B: 1930-01-12
D: 2017-11-27
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Murray, Margaret
Kenneth Hirshey
B: 1932-12-19
D: 2017-11-27
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Hirshey, Kenneth
Adelia Fairchilds
B: 1926-07-07
D: 2017-11-27
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Fairchilds, Adelia
Sandra Calvin
B: 1942-10-23
D: 2017-11-26
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Calvin, Sandra
John Monroe
D: 2017-11-26
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Monroe, John
Vivian Vu
B: 1998-05-30
D: 2017-11-23
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Vu, Vivian
Roy Harris
B: 1962-05-24
D: 2017-11-22
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Harris, Roy
Bill Hance
B: 1945-03-02
D: 2017-11-22
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Hance, Bill
John Kelly
B: 1929-07-08
D: 2017-11-22
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Kelly, John
Ernest Billington
B: 1930-10-06
D: 2017-11-20
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Billington, Ernest
Margaret Robertson
B: 1926-06-07
D: 2017-11-19
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Robertson, Margaret
Larry Pounds
B: 1962-01-06
D: 2017-11-18
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Pounds, Larry

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3701 East Seventh Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916

Our Experienced Staff

Each of the staff members at Mason - Woodard Mortuary & Crematory is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal end-of-life care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.

When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.

Please take a few minutes to get to know our funeral home staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.
 


Bruce   Woodard, Funeral Director/Owner
Email: info@masonwoodard.com
Website: www.masonwoodard.com
Office Phone: 417-781-1711
Fax: 417-781-3916
Mobile Phone: 417-437-2902

Bruce is a second generation Funeral Director and Embalmer. He and his wife Kim are the owners of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory. He began working at the Funeral Home at the age of 15, he knew at a very young age that this would be his chosen profession. He is a dedicated member of this community. Bruce is a 1978 graduate of Joplin’s Parkwood High School. He attended MSSC and graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1981. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Bruce is a member of the Joplin Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club of Joplin, and a Captain on the Duenweg Volunteer Fire Department. He has three children, Austin Woodard, Ashlee Woodard Schiller and husband Kevin, and Alex Woodard.

Kimberly   Woodard, Funeral Director/Owner
Email: info@masonwoodard.com
Website: www.masonwoodard.com
Office Phone: 417-781-1711
Fax: 417-781-3916
Mobile Phone: 417-434-5767

Kim is a native of Joplin, and along with her husband Bruce is an owner of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory. She is a 1978 graduate of Joplin’s Parkwood High School and attended MSSC. She is a licensed funeral director and has worked at the funeral home since 1993. Kim has always been a children’s advocate. She was active in Little League Baseball and Softball. She served on the Joplin R-8 School Board from 1999 to 2005, and currently serves on the Joplin Schools Foundation Board. She has been a longtime sponsor of newspapers for kids and many other local youth programs.  Kim is a member of the Joplin Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Board of Director’s and the Chamber’s Foundation Board of Director’s. She is also a long time member of the Soroptimist Club of Joplin, serving on many of their service committees.  Kim is also active with the local Surviving Spouse Group which is sponsored by the funeral home. She has three children, Austin Woodard, Ashlee Woodard Schiller and husband Kevin, and Alex Woodard.

Randy Wilson , Funeral Director
Email: info@masonwoodard.com
Website: www.masonwoodard.com
Office Phone: 417-781-1711
Fax: 417-781-3916
Mobile Phone: 417-437-2901

Randy is one of the funeral directors of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory. He is a 1967 graduate of Joplin Senior High School. He attended Ozark Bible College and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Sacred Literature. He graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1972. He is a Past President  of the Webb City Chamber of Commerce and Past President of the Webb City-Carl Junction Rotary Club, and Past President of the Ozark Christian College Alumni Assoc. He has served on the Tri-County Cerebral Palsy  Board of Directors. He attends College Heights Christian Church. Randy is married to Carrie Wilson and they have three children, daughters, Julie Woods and husband Justin, Courtney Hill and husband Ryan, and son, Ryan Gibson.

Austin Woodard, Funeral Director
Email: info@masonwoodard.com
Website: www.masonwoodard.com
Office Phone: 417-781-1711
Fax: 417-781-3916
Mobile Phone: 417-499-5277

Austin is the third generation of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, son of Bruce and Kim. Austin was born and raised in Joplin. He is a 2000 graduate of Joplin High School where he participated in football. Austin attended and played football at Missouri Southern State University, graduating in 2005 with a B.S. Degree. He then attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service graduating in 2006. He currently is on the board of the Missouri Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association as the District 9 Director. He is the General Manager of Joplin Crusader Football Team, and a traveling football scout.

Pam Houk, Funeral Director/Grief Counselor
Email: info@masonwoodard.com
Website: www.masonwoodard.com
Office Phone: 417-781-1711
Fax: 417-781-3916

Pam has been a part of the staff since January of 1994. She is a licensed Funeral Director and is the manager of our Pre-Arranged Funeral Services. She is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist for our Funeral Home's and volunteers her time to facilitate The Grief Recovery Method Support Group for our community throughout the yea. She also offers  Individual Grief Counseling. Pam worked as an Independant Insurance Agent for 18 years in the Joplin area and currently holds a Missouri Life, Health and Property & Casualty Insurance License. She is a member of the Joplin Chamber of Commerce, Soroptimist International of Joplin and Central Christian Center. She is married to Steve Houk and they have one daughter, Amanda Eggleston and her husband Brandon. She is also a proud grandmother of three.

Bailey Goodall, Funeral Associate/Office Manager
Email: info@masonwoodard.com
Website: www.masonwoodard.com
Office Phone: 417-781-1711
Fax: 417-781-3916
Mobile Phone: 417-291-5939

Bailey a lifetime resident of Joplin, Mo, she is a 2005 graduate of McAuley Catholic High School and attended MSSU for EMT.  She started with Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory in 2011 working in Pre-Arrangements before taking the office manager position in 2012. She is serving as an Apprentice Funeral Director. She is also a Motorcycle Safety Instructor for the State of Missouri and enjoys riding her motorcycle on the weekends.

Jarel Burnside, Funeral Associate
Website: www.masonwoodard.com
Office Phone: 417-781-1711
Fax: 417-781-3916

Jarel was born in Lamar, Missouri and has lived most of his life in this area. He graduated from Jasper High School in 1960 and attended Joplin Junior College and Southwest Baptist College. He was engaged in farming and business until 2003 when he entered the full time ministry as a pastor until his retirement in 2011. Jarel joined Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory in 2011. Jarel was an original member of "The Missourians" a Southern Gospel group and is now a member of "The Spring City Quartet". Jarel is married to Margaret Burnside and they have two children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Jarel and Margaret attend Harmony Heights Baptist Church.