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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
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Pat Center

Sunday, November 9th, 1924 - Friday, July 26th, 2019
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Maleta “Pat” Center, age 94, of Joplin, Mo. passed away at 11:13 a.m. Friday July 26, 2019 at Mercy Hospital Joplin.

Pat was born November 9, 1924 in Ellsworth, Kansas. She moved to Joplin in 1992 after spending over 35 years in Aurora, Mo. She was employed for several years with the Vasey-Bristol Shoe Mfg. Co. in Monett, Mo. and later worked as a CNA with the Aurora Hospital and Aurora Nursing Home. She was a member of the College Heights Christian Church and volunteered with Crosslines, and American Rehabilitation Ministry.

Pat married William W. Center January 24, 1942 in Cassville, Mo. He preceded her in death on May 20, 2009. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Fenske, and a grandson, Jason Gray. Survivors include a daughter, Katherine Wilkerson, Joplin, one sister, Louise Stockton, Aurora, two grandsons, Michael Wilkerson and wife Carol, and Patrick “Danny” Wilkerson, and 7 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Clio Cemetery, Jenkins, Mo. with Rick Bushnell, Minister, officiating. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mortuary. Memorial contributions are requested to God’s Resort in care of the Mortuary.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason-Woodard Mortuary of Joplin, Mo.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Chapel
    3701 E. 7th Street
    Joplin, MO 64801
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 2:00pm
    Graveside Service, Clio Cemetery, Jenkins, Mo.
    Address Not Available
    Rick Bushnell, Minister
  • Interment

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 2:00pm
    Clio Cmetery
    Highway 39 South
    Jenkins, Misouri
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Carrie Bailey

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I so enjoyed this woman so much, she was so sadden to hear about me leaving my job. She was sure a fighter, I loved her with all my heart. Prayers for the family. Love her daughter so much. May God be with you all. I

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