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

James E Oglesby

Monday, May 14th, 1928 - Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
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James E. Oglesby, age 92, of Joplin passed away Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Mercy Hospital after a sudden illness.

James was born on May 14, 1928 in Blanchard, Oklahoma to the late Elbert and Viola (White) Oglesby. James was born and raised on a farm in Oklahoma. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and the United States Air Force. On July 30, 1949 James was united in marriage to Mary Stokes, to this union three children were born.

After his family, James’ s second love was his business, Short Creek True Value in Galena, Kansas and his former employer Tri State Motor Transit. James was an active member of Royal Heights United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher.

James was preceded in death by his parents and step-mom, Sylvia Oglesby. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Mary. Two sons, Ken Oglesby (Carol) of Galena, Ks and Dale Oglesby (Judy) of Galena, Ks.; one daughter, Donna Strup (Steve) of Cape Girardeau; three siblings, Larry Oglesby, Jerry Oglesby, and Fanny Jo Buller; nine grandchildren, Robin Cronin, Neil Oglesby, Michael Oglesby, Christy Bebee, Jeremy Oglesby, Jamie Lorimer, Heather Mooney, Jeremy Strup, and Brittney Greninger; twenty-two great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

James will be interred at Mount Hope Cemetery in Webb City at a later date with a private family service.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary in Joplin, Missouri.
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Marilyn Kinsley

Posted at 03:29am
He was such a nice man. I always enjoyed his joyful smile when shopping in the store. Prayers for your family.
Marilyn Kinsley

Becky Lincoln

Posted at 10:31pm
Very sorry for your loss.
As a kid, Jim was one of our "bonus" dads, and we had some great ones!
So many fun memories that I will never forget.
Becky Smith Lincoln

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