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David Ray

David Edwin Ray, age 64, formerly of Joplin, Mo., passed away April 18, 2017, at his home in St. James, Mo.
The son of Elmer Wayne and Barbara Ann (Bell) Ray,...
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David Ray

Irene Ritter

Irene J. Ritter, age 85, Joplin, Mo., passed away at 2:55 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017, at Freeman Hospital after an illness.
Irene was born June 12, 1931, in...
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Irene Ritter

Elizabeth Illidge

Elizabeth Illidge, age 86, passed away on April 23, 2017 at her home in Wichita, KS. Born in Joplin on October 5, 1930, Elizabeth was one of eight children born...
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Elizabeth Illidge

Harlan Snow

Harlan Boyd Snow, 88, Joplin, Mo., a retired veteran Missouri Journalist, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Freeman Hospital, following an illness.
Mr. Snow, a...
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Harlan Snow

In loving memory of Schleppy

In loving memory of
Patsy Schleppy
Sept. 16, 1940-April 25, 2006
Momma,
There is a bond between mother and daughter that never fades away. You were my best...
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In loving memory of Schleppy

C. Striegel

C. Michael "Mike" Striegel, age 77, lifelong resident of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017, after an illness.
Mike was born August 12, 1939,...
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C. Striegel

Arletta Bigbee

Arletta Mae Bigbee was born November 30, 1937, in Blackwell, Okla., and went to be with the Lord April 23, 2017. She attended St. Peter's School, then worked...
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Arletta Bigbee

Patricia Gant

Patricia Ann Gant, 66, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2017 at Freeman West Hospital. She was born April 20, 1951, in Burtonwood Lancashire, England, the...
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Patricia Gant

In memory of L. (Hubbard) Estes

On April 1, 2017, a plaque was placed at 1801 South St. Louis, Joplin, Mo. Family members were in attendance. Father Ted Estes blessed the plaque.
The family...
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In memory of L. (Hubbard) Estes

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Recent death notices

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Billy Benson

JOPLIN, Mo. - Billy Joe Benson, 79, a retiree of Tamko, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Billy Benson

David Ray

ST. JAMES, Mo. - David Edwin Ray, 64, formerly of Joplin, Mo., passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was the owner and operator of Earthworks Environmental...
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David Ray

Irene Ritter

JOPLIN, Mo. - Irene J. Ritter, 85, a homemaker, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery....
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Irene Ritter

Bennie Grigsby

CHETOPA, Kan. - Bennie H. Grigsby Sr., 87, a retired owner and operator of a television sales and repair business, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Services...
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Bennie Grigsby

Elizabeth Illidge

WICHITA, Kan. - Elizabeth Illidge, 86, formerly of Joplin, Mo., passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Blessed...
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Elizabeth Illidge

Connie Allgood

JOPLIN, Mo. - Connie Sue Allgood, 69, a homemaker, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin....
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Connie Allgood

Lucille Ridgway

SENECA, Mo. - Lucille E. Ridgway, 92, a homemaker, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Victory Road Church, Tiff City,...
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Lucille Ridgway

Elizabeth Letts

BRANSON, Mo. - Memorial services for Elizabeth Letts will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Duenweg, Mo.
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Elizabeth Letts

Linda Gant Smith

LAMAR, Mo. - Linda Sue Gant Smith, 70, a homemaker, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home.
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Linda Gant Smith

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Condolences forMelanie Peitzmeier
I worked with Melanie on the STAR project in Lancaster for Fulton in 2012. We had a lot of great times I will always remember. She will be missed... Read more
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Condolences forMerle Williams
Aunt Mary, Connie, Robin, Merle Jr I'm saddened to hear of Uncle Merle passing. Aunt Mary I was not aware that the two of you were married 60... Read more
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Condolences forLloyd Gillman
We have known Lloyd for about 15 years. He sold us our Honda Civic in 2006 and most recently during spring break sold us a new CR-V. We had a great... Read more
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