Obituaries

Richard Simpson
B: 1941-02-12
D: 2018-06-12
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Simpson, Richard
Thomas Bair
B: 1933-08-21
D: 2018-06-11
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Bair, Thomas
Charles Loyd
B: 1933-03-19
D: 2018-06-11
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Loyd, Charles
Sharon Knight
B: 1945-11-02
D: 2018-06-10
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Knight, Sharon
Tom Messner
B: 1954-03-01
D: 2018-06-07
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Messner, Tom
Pauline Guppy
B: 1925-10-15
D: 2018-06-06
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Guppy, Pauline
Roy Conrow
B: 1925-08-20
D: 2018-06-06
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Conrow, Roy
Marlos Lovett
B: 1939-04-12
D: 2018-06-04
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Lovett, Marlos
Gary Lickteig
B: 1952-10-27
D: 2018-06-03
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Lickteig, Gary
James Carter
B: 1937-12-18
D: 2018-05-31
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Carter, James
Christopher Ball
B: 1962-08-24
D: 2018-05-28
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Ball, Christopher
Byron Fuller
B: 1934-09-24
D: 2018-05-26
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Fuller, Byron
Joyce Lauderdale
B: 1956-07-20
D: 2018-05-20
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Lauderdale, Joyce
Kimberlea Hutson
B: 1972-02-23
D: 2018-05-19
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Hutson, Kimberlea
Mary Wilcox
B: 1930-08-07
D: 2018-05-18
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Wilcox, Mary
Judy Smith
B: 1948-03-02
D: 2018-05-17
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Smith, Judy
Ronald Moss
B: 1938-07-16
D: 2018-05-15
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Moss, Ronald
John Cruzan
B: 1964-04-09
D: 2018-05-15
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Cruzan, John
Ina Strobel
B: 1927-08-24
D: 2018-05-15
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Strobel, Ina
Wendell Flesher
B: 1933-07-01
D: 2018-05-15
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Flesher, Wendell
Angela Hilgendorf
B: 1969-11-23
D: 2018-05-15
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Hilgendorf, Angela

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James Carter

December 18, 1937 - - May 31, 2018

Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) James “Jim” A. Carter, U.S. Army (retired), age 80 of Joplin, Mo. passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Jim was born on December 18, 1937 in De Soto, Mo., the son of Vincent and Flora (Slade) Carter. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Jim continued to serve as an Army Chaplain fo ...

Wendell Flesher

July 01, 1933 - - May 15, 2018

Charles Wendell Flesher, 84, of Webb City, Missouri, left this life and entered his eternal rest on May 15, 2018. He was born on Route 2, Jasper, Missouri, July 1, 1933, to Charles Albert and Cora Faye (Northway) Flesher, in the same home where his father was born and raised. As a teenager, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, and renewed that commitment after marr ...

Bruce Ellard

May 20, 1932 - - May 11, 2018

Bruce W. Ellard, age 85, of Joplin, passed away on Friday May 11, 2018, at Mercy Hospital, following an illness. Bruce William Ellard was born on May 20, 1932 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Lewis and Gloria Ellard. He graduated from Flathead County High School in Kalispell, Montana in 1950. Bruce received his Associate degree from Mt. San Antonio Junior College in Walnut, Californi ...

Russell Murdock

February 25, 1962 - - May 11, 2018

Russell A. Murdock, age 56, of Neosho, Mo., passed away on Friday May 11, 2018, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Russ was born on February 25, 1962 in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Frank and Joy (Venable) Murdock. He served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Rocketdyne Rd., and for the past two years he worked as a production su ...

Cynthia Kerr

May 06, 1948 - - May 07, 2018

Cynthia J. “Cindy” Kerr, age 70, of Webb City, Mo., passed away on Monday May 7, 2018, at National Healthcare, following a courageous battle with cancer. Cindy was born on May 6, 1948 in Santa Ana, Ca., the daughter of the late Darrell E. Sour and Barbara (Huddleston) Sour. She graduated from Seneca High School a member of the class of 1966. She received a B.S. degree from ...

Charles Edwards

February 18, 1930 - - April 30, 2018

Charles R. (Chuck) Edwards was born Feb 18, 1930 in Columbus, KS to Elbert and Irene (Bond) Edwards. He was the second born of six children. His family moved to Joplin, MO in 1935, and he considered it home from then on. Chuck graduated from Joplin High School in1948, Southwest Baptist College (University) in 1955, and then on to graduate from Quachita Baptist College (Univer ...

Richard Brock

July 15, 1939 - - April 27, 2018

Richard L. Brock, age 78, of Joplin, passed away on Friday April 27, 2018, at Freeman Hospital, following an illness. Richard was born on July 15, 1939 in Duenweg, Mo., the son of the late Gerald L. and Vera May (Gilliam) Brock. He has been a lifelong area resident. He served in the United States Navy. He worked as a warehouseman for Atlas Powder Company for thirty-six years. ...

John Bach

June 07, 1963 - - April 22, 2018

John F. Bach, age 54, of Carl Junction, Mo., passed away on Sunday April 22, 2018 at Freeman Hospital, following an illness. John was born on June 7, 1963 in Terra Haute, In., the son of Leo Bach and Sandra (Wattles) Bach. He served in the United States Navy. He worked as a fleet maintenance supervisor of Peterbilt in Springfield, Mo. He loved playing golf. John married Barba ...

Charles Holland

December 04, 1944 - - April 08, 2018

Charles Henry Holland, Jr., age 73, of Joplin passed away on Sunday April 8, 2018, at Freeman Hospital, following an illness. Charles was born on December 4, 1944 in Wheeling, West Virginia, the son of the late Charles Henry, Sr. and Ella E. (Moore) Holland. He served in the Missouri National Guard from 1964-1969. He worked many years in maintenance for Missouri Southern Stat ...

David Boman

December 05, 1946 - - March 28, 2018

Carthage. Mo. David D. Boman, age 71, of Carthage, Mo. passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018. David was a cattle rancher. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp, as well as serving in the Navy Reserves. David's wishes were to be cremated. No formal services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions are requested to any Veterans Organization of the donor's choi ...

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