December 30, 1943 - - September 27, 2017
Hiram John Hicks, Jr., age 73, of Joplin, passed away on Wednesday September 27, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.
Hiram was born on December 30, 1943 in Webb City, Mo., the son of the late Hiram John
Hicks, Sr. and Mary Francis (Wilson) Hicks. He has been a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Carterville High School in 1961. He then attended PSU. He served in ...
September 15, 1922 - - September 23, 2017
Harvey D. (Jack) Erwin, age 95, of Joplin passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at his home with his loving family at his bedside.
Harvey was born September 15, 1922 in Quinton, Ok. to Hiram Reece Erwin and Americas (Maggie) Alls. He was raised in Van Buren, Ar. and there he met his wife of sixty-six years, Sibyl Eutanna Hicks.
From 1942 to 1945 he was enlisted in the 38th ...
May 30, 1925 - - September 11, 2017
James A. “Jim” Worden, age 92, formerly of Grove, Ok., passed away on September 11, 2017 at the Claremore Veterans Center in Claremore, Ok., following an illness.
Jim was born on May 30, 1925 in Canton, Tx., the son of the late James and Nell (Frazer) Worden. He served in the United States Navy and was a WWII Veteran. He worked as a truck driver for Fred’s Frozen Foods. H ...
April 28, 1938 - - September 06, 2017
Robert R. George, age 79, of Joplin, Mo. passed away at 10:02 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Bob was born April 28, 1938 in Bentonville. Arkansas. He moved to Joplin in 1999 from Wichita, Ks. where he was employed as Assembly Production Manager for TWECO Products. As a hobby, Bob owned Bob’s Rod and Reel, a custom rod and fishing reel repair ...
April 18, 1925 - - August 30, 2017
Howard W. Field, age 92 of Grove, OK passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO following an illness.
Howard was born on April 18, 1925 in Newton, MA, the only child of Willis and Clema (Harvey) Field. He graduated from Newton High in 1942 and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He proudly served his country aboard the USS Hamlin in the South Pac ...
May 26, 1932 - - August 26, 2017
Donald Gene Tripp, age 85 of Joplin, Mo., passed away August 26, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Donald was born on May 26, 1932 in Jersey City, N.J., the son of William and Stella (Morningstar) Tripp. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army during the Korean War. Donald has been an area resident for many years after moving from Pennsylvania. ...
August 14, 1943 - - August 18, 2017
Hubert F. Meier, age 74, of Joplin, Mo. passed away at 5:40 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017 at his home. Hubert was born August 14, 1943 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. and had lived in Joplin the last 45 years. He was employed with the City of Joplin for 20 years in the Parks and Recreation Dept., retiring in 2003. He was of the Lutheran Faith. He served his country in the U. S. Army ...
August 15, 2017
Ralph Wilber Kent, Jr., age 79, of Joplin, passed away on August 15, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.
Ralph was born on September 29, 1937 in Hastings, Ne., the son of the late Ralph Wilber Kent, Sr. and Audrey Lula (Blunt) Kent. He served his country in the United States Air Force for twenty years as a flight engineer on a C-130. He served seven tours of duty in Vie ...
March 22, 1932 - - August 10, 2017
Raymond Gerald Patterson, age 85 of Joplin, Mo., passed away August 10, 2017 at his daughter’s house, surrounded by his family.
He was born March 22, 1932, in Neosho, Mo. to Ora and Norma Patterson. At age 16, he enlisted in the National Guard and served his country for four years. Raymond retired in 1996 from Yellow Freight having been a truck driver for them for 33 years. ...
September 04, 1932 - - August 08, 2017
Vernon Lynn “Ben” Peterson, age 84, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at the residence of his eldest son, surrounded by his loving children.
Ben was born on September 4, 1932 in Persia, Ia., the son of Charles Lebel & Winnefred (Sweet) Peterson. He proudly served his country as part of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. While stationed in San Antonio ...