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Patricia Ann Bomar, age 81, Joplin, Mo., passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at National Health Care of Joplin.
Patricia was born August 31, 1935, in Fulton, Mo., daughter of the late Virgil and Gladys Bomar. The family moved to California where she grew up, and worked for several companies there, but, she was more known for being a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a volunteer with NAMI and formerly served on their board.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Parker; a son, Leo "Butch" Parker, Jr.; daughter, Nancy Parker; and brother, James "Jim" Bomar.
Survivors include her children, Linda Norris, of Joplin, and Sharon Noel and husband, Karl, of Bronaugh, Mo.; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Virgil Bomar, Jr., of Shreveport, La., Bob Bomar and wife, Betsy, of Coon Valley, Wis.; sister, Carmen Tribur and husband, John, of Auburn, Calif.; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 9, at 10 a.m. in Parker Mortuary Chapel with Father Joji Vincent officiating. Interment will follow in Osborne Memorial Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary on Monday from 6 to 7 p.m.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to NAMI of Joplin.
Published on May 7, 2017
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