Obituaries

Mary Tucker
B: 1924-05-28
D: 2023-09-26
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Tucker, Mary
Ed Prichard
B: 1941-08-04
D: 2023-09-26
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Prichard, Ed
Marsha McCarthy
B: 1939-03-24
D: 2023-09-25
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McCarthy, Marsha
Yvonne McIntire
B: 1935-03-11
D: 2023-09-25
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McIntire, Yvonne
Roger Burris
B: 1951-10-10
D: 2023-09-23
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Burris, Roger
Emma "Carolyn" Cunningham
B: 1931-01-26
D: 2023-09-23
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Cunningham, Emma "Carolyn"
Verna Duncan
B: 1931-05-06
D: 2023-09-22
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Duncan, Verna
Doris Berryhill
B: 1938-07-20
D: 2023-09-20
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Berryhill, Doris
Robert Gray
B: 1934-11-03
D: 2023-09-20
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Gray, Robert
Brenda Baert
B: 1956-02-28
D: 2023-09-20
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Baert, Brenda
Darlene Chaney
B: 1939-10-31
D: 2023-09-19
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Chaney, Darlene
Edith Bayless
B: 1928-04-15
D: 2023-09-19
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Bayless, Edith
Stephen Jones
B: 1958-12-18
D: 2023-09-15
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Jones, Stephen
Megan Pierce
B: 1986-04-10
D: 2023-09-12
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Pierce, Megan
George Larkin
B: 1942-08-03
D: 2023-09-12
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Larkin, George
James Greenlee
B: 1936-10-14
D: 2023-09-09
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Greenlee, James
Patricia Riddle
B: 1959-03-12
D: 2023-09-08
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Riddle, Patricia
Alice Hammond
B: 1949-08-19
D: 2023-09-07
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Hammond, Alice
Bill Hardcastle
B: 1936-04-01
D: 2023-09-07
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Hardcastle, Bill
Daniel Soliday
B: 1952-07-24
D: 2023-09-07
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Soliday, Daniel
Tyler Ackerson
B: 1986-05-23
D: 2023-09-03
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Ackerson, Tyler

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Kurt Foreman

April 13, 1928 - - August 20, 2023

Lovingly written by Kurt's family... Kurt Foreman, a talented musician, devoted Godly, family man, and proud member of the Cherokee Nation, passed away on August 20, 2023. He was born on April 13, 1928, in Oaks, Oklahoma, to his parents, Charley "Chief" Foreman and Bertha Foreman Odle. Growing up, Kurt's passion for music flourished as he played alongside his father in the fa ...

James Cusick

August 25, 1943 - - June 09, 2023

James Stewart Cusick was born August 1943. When he was around 3 years of age he lived with his family in Japan. It is during his stay there that he learns to eat with chopsticks. A few years later they moved to the States where James as a young adult developed a love for cars. He drew them all his life. In September of 1966, he met Elizabeth Anne Bailey. At the time they star ...

Rodger Alexander

March 19, 1986 - - May 12, 2023

Rodger was born on March 19, 1986, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Jamie Lynn Brackett Alexander and Thomas Milton “Milt” Alexander. He departed this life on May 12, 2023 in Springfield, Missouri. Rodger attended high school in Bristow, Oklahoma, graduating in 2004. He served from 2009 to 2015 in the U.S. Army as part of the 10th Mountain Division and completed one tour of duty ...

Dennis Carlin

December 06, 1945 - - May 03, 2023

Dennis Carlin, age 77 of Joplin, MO. passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. Dennis was born on December 6, 1945 in Littlefield, TX. the son of Merl and Katherine (Edwards) Carlin. Dennis proudly served his country as part of the U.S. Navy. He has been a long-time area resident, Dennis worked in machine maintenance for Eagle Picher for many ...

Joe Zimmerman

April 20, 1924 - - December 20, 2022

Lovingly written by the family... Joe Bob Zimmerman, Age 98, of Joplin, Missouri, departed this life on December 20th, 2022. One of the last Greatest Generation World War II veterans, Joe was born April 20th, 1924, in Wilsons, Oklahoma to Judson Ira Zimmerman and Vera Cunningham Zimmerman. Joe was married for nearly 50 years to Mary Ellen Moss. Joe spent most of his school ye ...

William Starkey II

June 17, 1936 - - December 13, 2022

William “Bill” Starkey II, age 86, of Joplin, Missouri passed away Tuesday December 13, 2022, at his home with family by his side. Bill was born June 17, 1936, in St. Louis, Missouri to William and Vera (Gmachl) Starkey. Bill worked as a produce manager for many years most recently with Smitty’s, retiring in 2000. He was a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project, ...

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 ...

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