Gwendalyn Ra Coureton, age 78, of Joplin, passed away on Sunday December 2, 2018 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin. Gwendalyn, daughter of the late Frank and Theresa (Chipp) Gust, was born on January 29, 1940 in Belleville, Mo. She was a graduate of Carl Junction High School and attended administrative assistant training after graduation. She was employed for several years at the Hanes Rexall Drug Store in Joplin. She attended the Second Assembly of God in Joplin. Her passion was helping and caregiving for others. She will be remembered by her family for her astounding flower gardens and gardening skills.
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Survivors include, one sister, Marjorie Countryman, of Joplin; one nephew, Gary Countryman, of Miami, Ok; one niece, Janice Foster, of Miami, Ok; and several great and great-great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one nephew, Frank Muller.
Funeral services will be held on Friday December 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Second Assembly of God in Joplin with burial to follow at the Wirtonia Cemetery near Crestline. The family will receive friends from noon until service time at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Crematory in Joplin.