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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Elsie Couch

Elsie C. Couch

Wednesday, August 24th, 1927 - Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
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Elsie Claire Couch, age 92, of Garden City, MO formerly of Joplin, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Couch, daughter of the late Frank and Edna (Richards) Holden, was born on July 24, 1927 in Joplin. She graduated from Joplin High School in 1946. On August 12, 1949 in Joplin, she was united in marriage to William Couch Sr. In 1954 she began employment with Safeway Bakery, retiring in 1990. She was a member of the Bakery and Confectionary Union. She was a life-long member of The First Gospel Workers Church, having served as Sunday School teacher and Sunday School Superintendent.

Survivors include her daughter, Ramona Couch, of Garden City, MO; two grandsons, Matthew Couch, and his wife, Hailey, of Diamond, and Thomas Couch, and his wife, Connie, of Joplin; six great grandchildren; one nephew, Robert Arnold, and his wife, Judy, of Rogers, AR; three nieces, Carol Willis, and her husband, Thomas, of Oak Grove, MO, Nancy Erwin, and her husband, Phil, of Joplin, and Robin Ryan, and her husband, Eric, of Joplin. In addition to her parents, Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, William Couch Sr.; one son, William Couch Jr.; two brothers, Robert and Bill Holden; and one sister Dorothy Arnold.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 1:00pm at The First Gospel Workers Church in Joplin with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Joplin with Rev. Phil Erwin and Rev. George Geesey officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church on Wednesday, November 6th starting at 12:00 pm until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to The First Gospel Workers Church and may be entrusted to the mortuary.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    First Gospel Workers Church
    1463 W Perkins St.
    Joplin, MO 64801
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  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 1:00pm
    First Gospel Workers Church
    1463 W Perkins St.
    Joplin, MO 64801
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 |
    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
    Fairview Cemetery
    13th & Maiden Lane
    Joplin, Missouri
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Judy Arnold

Posted at 11:27pm
My favorite memories of Aunt Elsie were the Thanksgiving dinners at her home with all the food you could imagine, and my favorite dish was her au gratin potatoes. My thought is now that she is with her “favorite “ sister in heaven whom she missed so much.
Robert Arnold

Judy Arnold

Posted at 11:13pm
Aunt Elsie, was loved by all who knew her. She was such a kind and gentle woman. I always enjoyed our visits and she will always have a special place in my heart.
Judy Arnold

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