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

Jody Anne Dexter (Loyd)

Tuesday, April 17th, 1956 - Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
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Jody Dexter, age 64 of Joplin, Missouri passed away Wednesday February 2, 2021 following a sudden illness.

She was born April 17, 1956 in Carthage, Missouri to Loren and Marjorie (Reeves) Loyd.

Jody worked as an Administrative Assistant for Prudential Insurance and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.

She married Edward Dexter on August 20, 1977 in Orange County, California and he survives. Jody is also survived by two sons, Ryan Dexter and wife Ashley, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, David Dexter, Joplin, Missouri; two brothers, Alan Loyd, David Loyd; one sister, Lori Heeter and numerous extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Kyle Beverlin officiating. Burial will follow at Mt Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 pm Monday at the mortuary. The casket will be closed at all times.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 8th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, February 8th, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 11:00am
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Chapel
    3701 E. 7th Street
    Joplin, MO 64801
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  • Interment

    Mt Hope Cemetery
    3700 N Rangeline Rd
    Webb City, Missouri 64870
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Posted at 11:08pm
Ryan Dexter and family, We are sending our sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Love Brent & Carla H
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Wanda & Kevin Moore

Posted at 05:45pm
My husband, Kevin, and I first met Cam in 1974-75 in Tacoma, WA when they were both in the Navy together. The following year Cam completed his service and ended up tagging along with some other Navy pals who were also done and headed back home to Missouri. Kevin was still in the Navy and we subsequently relocated to San Diego, CA. While Kevin had a lot of friends on the ship I was quite lonely not knowing anyone in San Diego. We lived in a second floor apartment and one day while working in our kitchen I heard someone coming up the stairs. I looked out the window but just missed seeing who it was. However, I did get a quick glimpse of the guy's back and immediately thought he looked a lot like Cam. Almost simultaneously I heard a knock on the door and knew then that it was, in fact, our dear friend, Cam. Kevin opened the door and I rushed passed him and jumped into poor Cam's arms. I don't know who was more surprised Kevin or Cam. I was so very happy to see him. We sat down and visited for a few minutes when Cam suddenly jumped up and said that his wife was waiting out in the car and that he had just wanted to make sure that we lived there before bringing her up. We were absolutely thrilled to learn that he had married. I will always remember the sweet, young woman that he then introduced to us. She and Cam were perfect together. Jody and I immediately bonded because we were both new to Southern California.

Eventually, Kevin completed his Navy service and his buddy, Cam, got him a job interview at Xerox. We relocated to Garden Grove, CA and then Santa Ana, CA which if you have ever been to Orange County CA is only a hop, skip and a jump to Costa Mesa, CA which is where Cam and Jody lived. We visited each other often. Eating chips and playing cards on Friday nights, going to movies and Disneyland, bike-riding in the park, having BBQs, and eventually starting our families around the same time.

We missed them terribly when they ultimately moved back to MO. However, we always, always stayed in touch. Jody was just a wonderful friend and I treasure our time together. Kevin and I will miss her for the rest of our days. We send all our love and support to Cam, David and Ryan and Ashley.

With love, Wanda and Kevin

Posted at 05:24pm
In loving memory of our dear friend, Jody. To Cam, David, Ryan and Ashley may all your wonderful memories of Jody bring you peace and comfort.
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