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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Willa Terry - Groth

Willa Mae Terry - Groth

Sunday, August 6th, 1939 - Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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Willa Mae Terry- Groth, age 80, passed away on Sunday April 5, 2020, at the Communities of Wildwood, following an illness.

Willa was born on August 6, 1939 in Diamond, Mo., the daughter of the late Hugh and Bonnie (Hansford) Souder. She has been a lifetime area resident. She worked many years as a waitress for Red’s Café. She also owned and operated Quick Liquor on S. 43rd Highway in Joplin. She enjoyed going to the casino and playing Bingo. Her family says that she had the patience of a saint.

Willa met and married her first husband, Ronald Terry, while working at Red’s Café. They were married on January 1, 1959 in Diamond, MO. Together they blessed with two daughters. Ronald preceded her in death on June 4, 2006. She married Vern Groth on July 17, 2000. He preceded her in death on June 3, 2008.
Willa is survived by her two daughters, Janet Terry and Debbie Terry, both of Webb City, MO; a cousin that she treated like a daughter, Neely Burkhart, Racine, MO; a step-son, Kim Groth and wife Sandy, Seneca, MO; two brothers, Gordon Souder and wife Rebecca, Carthage, MO, and Harley Souder and wife Myrna, Riverton, KS; one sister Beverly Moser and husband John, Duenweg, MO; six grandchildren, Laura, Cindy, Debbie, Sharron, Harley, and Henry; and eight great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Fidelity Cemetery. Gordon Souder will officiate. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all services are limited to a maximum of 10 people; by way of State order. Extended family and friends may view Live Streaming of the service at:

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  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Graveside Service at Fidelity Cemetery
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    Address Not Available
  • Interment

    Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 |
    When
    Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
    Location
    Fidelity Cemetery
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    Carthage, Missouri
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April R Allen

Posted at 03:40am
Thank you Janet and Debbie for allowing me to care for and get to know your Mom. I feel blessed that I was able to spend time with her and in that short amount of time she was able to win my heart as a forever friend. I remember her and I laughing as Bella would run from room to room playing with a toy or when your Mom would win a few dollars on a slot machine at the casino. I remember one night, she was singing "Pop Goes the Weasel" in her sleep. It warmed my heart so much. She was a beautiful woman and I'm so thankful I have sweet memories of her. I will miss her laughter, smiles, and fun nature. I loved your Mom and will miss her deeply.
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Cindy, Ron and Jess Reece

Posted at 07:19pm
Sent with love and remembrance. Our thought and prayers are with you and Janet.
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Dana Weems

Posted at 06:33pm
We are so sorry for your loss..... Willa Mae was always the best to everyone and our family when she was running the Quik Liquor. She will be terribly missed by all!! RIP Willa Mae

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Jane Mitchell

Posted at 09:19pm
Debbie and Janet
Sorry to hear about Willa’s passing. We have a lot of good lake memories. So sad RIP Willa
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Canera

Posted at 07:37pm
Dear Terry and Debbie,
I am so sorry to hear of Willa Mae’s passing. She and mom (Jene’ Sharp) always had a good time going to the casino and taking care of the pets. Thinking of you. Canera
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