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Obituary for Dolores Culp

Dolores Culp, age 87, of Joplin, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Wildwood Senior Living in Joplin.

Ms. Culp, daughter of the late Carl and Dorothea (Frye) Pierce, was born on October 15, 1933 in Seneca, MO. Dolores grew up and received her education in Seneca. She attended one year of college at Southwest Missouri State College before leaving to start her family. After raising her three children, she then returned to Missouri Southern State University where she attained her bachelor’s degree in accounting. As a CPA she worked for several employers including seasonal employment with H&R Block but retired from the Jasper County Shelter where she was employed as the office manager. She attended Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church and was a member of the Joplin’s Woman’s Club. She was an avid bridge player and was known for keeping a neat meticulous lawn and garden. Her favorite times were spent with her family. She enjoyed gatherings that included immediate and extended family and never missed an opportunity to be with her family.

Survivors include her sons, Gary Culp, and his wife, Donna, of Joplin, and Mark Culp, and his wife, Connie, also of Joplin; a son-in-law, Brian Workman, of Joplin; one brother, Randy Pierce, of Joplin; two sisters, Cheryl Roark, of Seneca, and Anita Gilstrap, of California; six grandchildren, Adrienne, Aaron, Seth, Emily, Tyler and Madelyn; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Lisa Gay Workman in 2011.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Seneca Cemetery in Seneca, MO. A time of open visitation will be held on Thursday during normal viewing hours at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary in Joplin. Webcasting of the funeral services will be available on and you may contact the mortuary for more information. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be entrusted to the mortuary.