Elsie Claire Couch
Elsie Claire Couch, age 92, of Garden City, MO, formerly of Joplin, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at her home. Mrs. Couch, daughter of the late Frank and Edna (Richards) Holden, was born on July 24, 1927, in Joplin. She graduated from Joplin High School in 1946.
On August 12, 1949, in Joplin, she was united in marriage to William Couch Sr. In 1954, she began employment with Safeway Bakery, retiring in 1990. She was a member of the Bakery and Confectionary Union. She was a life-long member of The First Gospel Workers Church, having served as Sunday School teacher and Sunday School Superintendent.
Survivors include her daughter, Ramona Couch, of Garden City, MO; two grandsons, Matthew Couch and his wife, Hailey, of Diamond, and Thomas Couch and his wife, Connie, of Joplin; six great-grandchildren; one nephew, Robert Arnold, and his wife, Judy, of Rogers, AR; three nieces, Carol Willis and her husband, Thomas, of Oak Grove, MO, Nancy Erwin and her husband, Phil, of Joplin, and Robin Ryan and her husband, Eric, of Joplin. In addition to her parents, Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, William Couch Sr.; one son, William Couch Jr.; two brothers, Robert and Bill Holden; and one sister Dorothy Arnold.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 1 p.m. at The First Gospel Workers Church in Joplin with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Joplin with Rev. Phil Erwin and Rev. George Geesey officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church on Wednesday, November 6th starting at 12 p.m. until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to The First Gospel Workers Church and may be entrusted to the mortuary.
Published on November 5, 2019


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Janice Wren Lansaw
Nov 05, 2019
Elsie was a very sweet lady and I guess I've known her all of my life. She will be missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace Elsie as I know you will.
Steve couch
Nov 05, 2019
Elsie a wonderful lady, that I got the pleasure to know, I remember when she taught me in sunday school as my sunday school teacher. Elsie your in alot better place we will see you soon.