Obituaries

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
Leonard Roten
B: 1929-04-21
D: 2017-11-18
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Roten, Leonard
Phyllis Boydston
B: 1936-11-13
D: 2017-11-17
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Boydston, Phyllis

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Bill Hance

March 02, 1945 - - November 22, 2017

Carl Junction, MO. Walter “Bill” Hance, age 72, of Carl Junction, Mo. passed away at 12:47 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin. Bill was born March 2, 1945 in Joplin, Mo. and was a lifetime area resident. Bill worked in Contractor Sales for both Carl Junction Lumber Co. and later with Meek’s Lumber Co. in Joplin. He was a U. S. Army ve ...

John Kelly

July 08, 1929 - - November 22, 2017

John E. Kelly, of Frisco, Tx., John E. Kelly, age 88, formerly of Joplin, Mo. passed away at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Beehive Assisted Living facility in Frisco, Tx. John was born July 8, 1929 in Commerce, Ok. the son of the late William and Frankie (Osborne) Kelly and had lived in the Joplin area most of his life. He was employed with F.A.G. Bearing Co. for ...

Ernest Billington

October 06, 1930 - - November 20, 2017

Ernest “Ernie” Billington Jr., age 87, of Joplin, Mo. passed away at 4:30 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Communities of Wildwood. Ernie was born October 6, 1930 in Carthage, Mo. and had lived in the Carthage-Joplin area most of his life. He was employed with W. R. Grace Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1989. Following his retirement, he worked for ICI Explosives for 6 ...

Larry Pounds

January 06, 1962 - - November 18, 2017

Larry D. Pounds, age 55 of Carl Junction, Mo., passed away early Saturday, November 18, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Larry was born January 6, 1962 in Sayre, Ok., the son of Bill and Frances (Burks) Pounds. He has been a long-time area resident, Larry attended Parsons Public Schools for his K-12 education. He earned an A.A. Degree from Labette Community Co ...

Leonard Roten

April 21, 1929 - - November 18, 2017

Leonard Allen Roten, age 88, of Joplin, Mo. passed from this life on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Leonard was born April 21, 1929 in Joplin to Charles and Gertrude Peck Roten. Leonard was a 1948 graduate of Joplin High School, and a1950 graduate of Joplin Junior College. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Pittsburg State University in 1955, and his Master’s Degree fr ...

Dr. Wayne Harrell

March 22, 1933 - - November 11, 2017

Dr. Wayne A. Harrell, age 84, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Saturday November 11, 2017, at Joplin Gardens, following an illness. Wayne was born on March 22, 1933 in Kearney, Ne., the son of the late Arthur G. and Margaret (Weinle) Harrell. He served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He attended schools in Kearney, Ne. and Jefferson City, Mo. He gr ...

Richard Kinslow

October 27, 1944 - - November 08, 2017

Richard Frank Kinslow was born October 27, 1944 at Joplin, Missouri to Frank Clyde and Katie Geneva Phillips Kinslow. He passed away on Wednesday November 8, 2017. Richard was a graduate of Goodman High School, Goodman, Missouri, in 1962. He represented his school at Boys State; Salutatorian, and as a member of the Goodman Babe Ruth championship team among other honors. In ...

George Snider

October 13, 1944 - - November 02, 2017

George Earl Snider II, age 73, of Joplin, passed away on Thursday November 2, 2017, at Freeman Hospital West, following an illness. George was born on October 13, 1944 in Portland, Or., the son of the late George Earl Snider, Sr. and Vivian (Olmstead) Snider. He served in the United States Army. He married Evelyn Judith Snider and together they raised three children. He worked ...

Ernest Burdick

September 27, 1941 - - October 24, 2017

Ernest E. “Gene” Burdick, age 76 of Joplin, Mo. passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at National Health Care following an illness. Gene was born on September 27, 1941 in Winfield, Ks., the son of Ralph and Wanda (Brown) Burdick. He proudly served his country as part of the U.S. Army. Gene has been a longtime area resident. He worked as a machinist for the Atlas Powder ...

Tom Atkins Sr

December 16, 1943 - - October 19, 2017

Glenn Thomas “Tom” Atkins Sr., age 73, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 6:13 a.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017 at his home following a lengthy illness. Tom was born December 16, 1943 in Joplin and had lived in the Joplin-Diamond area most of his life. Tom was a retired truck driver, working for Beaufort Transfer Co., Yellow Freight, and ABF Trucking. Tom was a member of the T ...

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