Obituaries

Percy Blinzler
B: 1940-04-18
D: 2022-11-28
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Blinzler, Percy
Alfred Keller
B: 1947-07-14
D: 2022-11-28
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Keller, Alfred
Gilberto Martinez
B: 1961-11-10
D: 2022-11-27
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Martinez, Gilberto
Teresa Lynch
B: 1950-08-19
D: 2022-11-26
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Lynch, Teresa
Patsy Box
B: 1938-09-30
D: 2022-11-26
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Box, Patsy
Mary Marsh
D: 2022-11-24
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Marsh, Mary
Melanie Thomas
D: 2022-11-24
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Thomas, Melanie
Maude Hamilton
B: 1940-12-10
D: 2022-11-23
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Hamilton, Maude
Gilbert Teague
B: 1953-11-19
D: 2022-11-22
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Teague, Gilbert
George Garza
B: 1956-12-09
D: 2022-11-22
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Garza, George
Lois Sheets
B: 1938-05-06
D: 2022-11-17
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Sheets, Lois
Julie Jones
B: 1959-11-08
D: 2022-11-16
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Jones, Julie
Martha Dubois
B: 1917-03-24
D: 2022-11-16
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Dubois, Martha
Stephen Paul
B: 1940-11-08
D: 2022-11-15
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Paul, Stephen
Lonnie Crawford
B: 1948-04-17
D: 2022-11-14
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Crawford, Lonnie
Wanda Hanke
D: 2022-11-14
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Hanke, Wanda
Carl Cox
B: 1943-07-02
D: 2022-11-08
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Cox, Carl
Jerry Wald
D: 2022-11-03
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Wald, Jerry
Shelly Goerz
B: 1960-05-02
D: 2022-11-03
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Goerz, Shelly
Charles Ogden, Sr.
B: 1933-09-30
D: 2022-11-02
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Ogden, Sr., Charles
Robert Patterson
B: 1952-01-23
D: 2022-11-02
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Patterson, Robert

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Dennis Strait

August 10, 1963 - - October 07, 2022

Dennis Wayne Strait, 59, of Joplin, Missouri passed away on Friday, October 7th, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Dennis was born on August 10th, 1963, in Joplin, Missouri to Bobby and Laura (Fox) Strait. Dennis was a longtime Joplin resident. He was employed by CFI where he was a driver and a dedicated driver trainer. He has driven a semi-truck totaling over one million mile ...

Ronald Demery

November 26, 1944 - - September 17, 2022

I am saddened to announce the death of my father, Ronald D. Demery of Joplin, MO, who passed away at Mt. Vernon Veterans Home on September 17, 2022 from cardiac and pulmonary complications. I, along with countless others will miss his kindness, humor, and geniality very much. Ron, born November 26, 1944, led a fulfilling and happy life, especially after marrying Margaret Lim ...

Kerry Gage

September 04, 1938 - - September 03, 2022

Kerry Alan Gage passed away at home surrounded by family on September 3, 2022 following an extended illness. He was born in Petersburg, TX on September 4, 1938 to Morgan Neil Gage and Maggie Elma Patterson Gage. During high school Kerry played football and worked at his parent’s grocery store. After high school Kerry learned skills in the navy that prepared him to become ...

Jack Davidson

April 26, 1943 - - June 15, 2022

Jack Davidson, D.C. April 26, 1943 – June 15, 2022 Dr. Jack Davidson of Joplin, Missouri passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife Patti by his side around 2am Wednesday, June 15, after a long stint on hospice. Jack’s story starts with the Death of his father Ray. Ray died aboard the USS Grayback submarine during WWII before Jack was born. Though Jack neve ...

Leslie Cole

May 11, 1929 - - January 17, 2022

Just after midnight on Monday, January 17, 2022, Leslie Thomas “Tom” Cole, Husband, Father, Grandfather, and friend to many, passed from this earth to be with his heavenly Father at the age of 93. Tom was born May 11, 1929 in Joplin, Missouri to William E. Cole and Almeda E. (Meadors) Cole. He enlisted in the United States Army on December 17, 1946 and honorably served his ...

Stephen Dunham

November 30, 1951 - - October 06, 2021

Stephen James Dunham, 69, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 after a two year battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). He fought a courageous fight, always positive, never giving up, even just hours before God called his name and said, “REST MY CHILD, IT’S TIME TO COME HOME”. Steve passed peacefully, quietly, knowing he was deeply loved by his family and friends. ...

John Robertson

May 26, 1946 - - August 18, 2021

John Spellman Robertson, age 75, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2021, at the University of Arkansas Medical Science Hospital in Little Rock, AR, following a sudden illness. John was born on May 26, 1946, in Ft. Smith AR, the son of the late John Spellman and Laura Etta Hardin Robertson. He graduated from Springdale High School in 1964 and he attended Russellville Technic ...

Henry Sohosky

July 26, 1923 - - August 07, 2021

Henry Walter Sohosky, 98, was born July 26, 1923 in Joplin, MO to John J Sohosky Sr, and Eva McDaniel Sohosky. He married the love of his life Donna Marie Foshay of Joplin, MO June 15, 1946. Henry met Donna in 1st grade when she held his hand because he was crying. Donna passed away Feb 5, 2005. Henry joined the US Army on January 29, 1943. He was inducted at Ft. Leavenworth a ...

Ronald Russell

April 18, 1940 - - July 06, 2021

Ronald E. Russell, age 81 of Webb City, MO., retired U.S. Air Force, passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Graveside services have been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2021 at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin, MO. Contributions may be made In Loving Memory of Kristen Joy Russell (Ronald’s Granddaughter) to the Ronald McDonald House, 2502 Cherry Street, Kansas ...

Loyd Lovell

September 27, 1942 - - May 17, 2021

On May 17, 2021, Vernon Lovell passed on to a better place. He was an amazing son, brother, husband, father, grandpa, friend, and uncle. Vernon was born on Sept. 27, 1942 to William and Gladys Lovell. His parents along with three of his brothers; Edward, Robert, and LeRoy and two of his sisters; Fanny and Ida, preceded him in death. Vernon is survived by his sister Mary Mi ...

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