Obituaries

Gary Reeder
B: 1940-12-21
D: 2019-01-10
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Reeder, Gary
Walter Gibson
B: 1914-08-31
D: 2019-01-07
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Gibson, Walter
Doyle Duncan
B: 1932-02-07
D: 2019-01-06
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Duncan, Doyle
Hallam Ruark
B: 1933-10-07
D: 2019-01-02
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Ruark, Hallam
John Hardcastle
B: 1938-04-30
D: 2019-01-01
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Hardcastle, John
Larry Ball
B: 1941-12-31
D: 2019-01-01
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Ball, Larry
Richard Goldthwaite
B: 1946-12-19
D: 2018-12-29
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Goldthwaite, Richard
Anna Moyers
B: 1928-09-09
D: 2018-12-28
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Moyers, Anna
Billie "Jo" Scott
B: 1942-02-14
D: 2018-12-24
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Scott, Billie "Jo"
Phyllis Cottrell
B: 1933-08-02
D: 2018-12-22
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Cottrell, Phyllis
Arielle Graddy
B: 1991-07-31
D: 2018-12-21
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Graddy, Arielle
Janet O'Dell
B: 1934-01-21
D: 2018-12-20
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O'Dell, Janet
Sharon England
B: 1955-03-15
D: 2018-12-19
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England, Sharon
Grace Garman
B: 1918-01-17
D: 2018-12-19
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Garman, Grace
Nathan Burr
B: 1985-07-31
D: 2018-12-18
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Burr, Nathan
Rose Powell
B: 1926-12-02
D: 2018-12-15
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Powell, Rose
Robert Merriman
B: 1958-04-29
D: 2018-12-13
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Merriman, Robert
Joseph Mitchell
B: 1964-09-21
D: 2018-12-13
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Mitchell, Joseph
James Gess
B: 1930-06-18
D: 2018-12-12
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Gess, James
Paul Peterson
B: 1941-03-27
D: 2018-12-11
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Peterson, Paul
Greg Mooneyham
D: 2018-12-11
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Mooneyham, Greg

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Robert Merriman Sr

April 29, 1958 - - December 13, 2018

Robert Dean Merriman AKA “Okie”of Joplin Mo. was born on April 29, 1958 to Bobby Dean Merriman & Anna Thurlene Blake Merriman/Spence (Booty) in Woodward Oklahoma. Robert passed away December 13, 2018. Robert spent most of child hood between Joplin & Woodward. Robert served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Tripoli (LPH-10) 1975-1979. In 1980 after his service he married Ja ...

Paul Peterson

March 27, 1941 - - December 11, 2018

Paul Dennis Peterson, age 77 of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born on March 27, 1941 in Seneca, Mo., the son of Everett and Clara (Taylor) Peterson. Paul proudly served his country as part of the United States Air Force. Following his service, he returned home and worked as a tool & dye maker at var ...

Jack Butterfield

October 12, 1932 - - October 28, 2018

Jack Eugene Butterfield, age 86, of Neosho, Mo, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, Mo. Mr. Butterfield, son of Clyde E. and Alyce (Joachim) Butterfield, was born on October 12, 1932 in Ainsworth, NE. On August 2, 1953 he was united in marriage to Joan Hagen in Lincoln, NE. She preceded him in death in 1993. Jack grew up and ...

Rev. Tracy R. Bair

December 19, 1947 - - October 14, 2018

Reverend Tracy R. Bair, age 70 (12/19/1947-10/14/2018), of Grove, OK., lived a life of love, wry humor, and persuasive speaking. Persuasion was an essential skill first learned by trial and error as the youngest child of the late John and Elva (Bradley) Bair. Tracy and his two sisters, Carol (Gary, d.) Shull and Dana (Bob) Christian, all attended Oklahoma State University. A ...

Dr. Donald Webb

October 14, 1936 - - September 19, 2018

Dr. Donald E. Webb, 81, Diamond, Mo., passed away Wednesday, September 19, at his home. Don was born October 14, 1936, in McDonald County, MO, the son of Dewey Webb and Idabel (Chase) Webb. He attended Puckett School and graduated from Neosho High School. He entered the US Army in 1954 and served in Okinawa, Japan and South Korea. Upon his return from the military, Don attende ...

Robert Close

August 06, 1924 - - September 04, 2018

Robert D. Close, age 94, of Joplin, Mo. passed away at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 peacefully at his home. Bob was born August 6, 1924 in Carterville, Mo., the son of Otis R. and Lora Tanner Close. He was a 1924 graduate of Carterville High School and attended Joplin Junior College in 1942 and in 1946 after serving in World War II. Robert was in training at Camp ...

Daniel Adams

August 23, 1935 - - August 21, 2018

Daniel S. Adams, age 82, of Webb City, MO, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at his home, following an illness. Daniel was born on August 23, 1935 in Douglas, Arizona, the son of Clyde and Dorothy (Dearborn) Adams. He has lived in the Webb City area most of his life. He married Dortha Carey on September 24, 1954 in Oronogo, MO. Together they raised two daughters. He wa ...

Gerald Dill

November 19, 1938 - - August 20, 2018

Gerald D. Dill, age 79, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on August 20, 2018 at National Healthcare, following a long illness. Gerald was born on November 19, 1938 in Marshfield, Mo., the son of the late Herschel and Arvilla (Ortner) Dill. He served in the United States Army. On August 26, 1957 he married Lera Lawson in Joplin. Together they raised two children and enjoyed almost si ...

Jack Thornton

December 12, 1928 - - August 15, 2018

Jack Thornton, Sr. went to his eternal home on August 15, 2018 at his home with family by his side. Jack was born December 12, 1928 in Joplin, Mo. the son of the late Albert Levi and Mary Ann (Stevenson) Thornton. He has resided in Carl Junction, Mo. for 60 years. He served in the Army Air Corp, and later the U.S. Air Force from 1947 to 1950, serving in the South Pacific and t ...

Samuel Kinkennon

January 27, 1933 - - July 29, 2018

Samuel D. “Sam” Kinkennon, Sr., age 85, of Duenweg, Mo., passed away on July 29, 2018. At the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Mt. Vernon, Mo., following an illness. Sam was born on January 27, 1933 in Green County, Iowa, the son of the late Frank S. and Ethel G. (Morlan) Kinkennon. At the age of seventeen joined the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War, atta ...

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