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George Christian

May 22, 1942 - Dec 01, 2023

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Joplin, MO

George Marcus Christian May 22, 1942 - December 1, 2023, Joplin, Missouri. George Marcus Christian, of Joplin, Missouri formerly of Bradenton, Florida, passed away on December 1, 2023, in Joplin, Missouri at age 81. George was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts to Marcus and Lucille Christian. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Bonnie, sons - C W 4 Eric J Christian (Shana), Dr. Kevin C Christian (Dr. Gretchen), grandchildren - Brandon, Jackson, Liliana, and sister Linda Christian. Georg...Read More

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Judith Ann Natalini

Mar 28, 1943 - Feb 07, 2024

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Joplin, MO

"Judith Ann Natalini, 80 of Pittsburg, KS died, February 7, 2024 at the Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO. She was born March 28, 1943 in Pittsburg, the daughter of Joseph B. \u0026amp; and Eustina M. (Reddick) Stumfoll. She grew up and attended school in Pittsburg, graduating from Pittsburg High School in 1961. She married Joseph L. Natalini on July 29, 1961 at Pittsburg; he preceded her in death April 12, 2004. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Pittsburg. She is survived by 3 Sons: Brian (Susie) Natalini, of Columbus, KS, Stephen (Leta) Natalini of Scammon, KS, Mark (Shanna) Natalini of Pittsburg; a daughter Dr. Brenda Natalini (Randy) Robinson of Pittsburg, a sister, Susan Harris of Blue Springs, MO, six grandsons: Trevor Natalini, Walker Natalini, Tyler Natalini, Trey Natalini, Travis Natalini, and Jaxson Robinson; two granddaughters: Kati Natalini and Lexy Robinson; a step granddaughter Cheyenne Kramer; two great grandsons: Lucas Natalini and Wyatt Natalini; three step great grandchildren: Skylar Kramer, Spencer Kramer, and Adaline Hobbs. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son: Joseph L. Natalini, Jr., two brothers: Daniel Joseph Stumfoll and Leo Stumfoll, Jr., a sister: Nancy Short and an infant brother Francis Stumfoll. Private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg."

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James Guy

Jun 23, 1954 - Jan 16, 2024

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Joplin, MO

"James Guy, age 69 of Columbus Ks, passed away on January 16, 2024 at Mercy Hospital Joplin. James was born in Columbus KS to Bobbie Guy and Betty Gatewood Guy. He married Debra Schreiner in May of 1974. She preceded him in death in 2020. Jim graduated from CUHS class of 1972. He was employed by International, Case International, and John Deere retiring in 2000. His hobbies included woodworking, tractor pulling and fabricating. Survived by his son James Robert \u0026quot;JB\u0026quot; Guy of Columbus KS. His mother Betty Guy. Two sisters, Jan (Randy) Locke of Erie, Ks and Bobbie (Paul) Koons of Columbus. Brother in laws, Louis (Patsy) Schreiner, David (Cheryl) Schreiner, and sister in law Susan (Jim) Rockers all of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his, wife, father Bobbie Guy, and his dog Molly. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Columbus. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date."

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Jo Mundon

Oct 08, 1939 - Feb 23, 2024

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Joplin, MO

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jo Mundon, who left us on February 23, 2024 at her residence in Joplin. Born on October 8, 1939, Jo lived a life filled with love, grace, and a profound sense of duty towards her family and community. As we remember Jo, we are reminded of a quote by Helen Keller, "What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."Jo was a beacon of strength and resilience, her spirit resonating with the people she touched throughout her life. Her wisdom and kindness left an indelible mark on her family, friends, and those lucky enough to know her. Jo made the world a brighter place with her radiant smile and the love she generously bestowed upon her loved ones.Jo's legacy will be carried on by her loved ones who survive her, and her memory will forever be enshrined in their hearts. Her life reminds us of another quote by Helen Keller, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." Jo's life was a testament to this truth, her love and kindness a gift that will forever be felt in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her.No services are planned for Jo. Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home. Relatives and friends are encouraged to visit www.simpsonfh.com to share photos and memories of Jo. Your stories and pictures will serve as a comforting reminder of the love and joy that Jo brought into our lives.

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Richard Steven Martin

Jul 23, 1953 - Feb 22, 2024

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Joplin, MO

On February 22, 2024, our world dimmed as we said goodbye to a remarkable man, Richard Steven Martin, known fondly by many as Steve. He was born in the heart of Joplin, MO on July 23, 1953. Richard's unwavering commitment to his calling as a Maintenance Technician at Mercy (St. Johns Hospital) for 30 years demonstrated his resolute dedication and passion. He was a loving pillar of his community, always there with a helping hand and a warm smile.Richard was a loving soul who cherished his family. The bond he shared with his sister, Theresa, was nothing short of extraordinary. Even though he was widowed, the love he held for his wife, Sharon, never wavered and continued to shine brightly in his heart. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Neoma Martin.A graveside service honoring Richard's life will be held at the Hazelgreen Cemetery, Boulder City, MO on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 10:00am with Greg Gardner officiating. We invite all those whose lives were touched by Richard to join us in celebrating his life.In memory of Richard, we encourage family and friends to visit www.simpsonfh.com. Here, you can share photos, recount memories, and celebrate the life of our beloved Richard. His spirit lives on in the stories we share and the memories we cherish. Let us come together to remember a life well-lived, and a man greatly loved. Funeral arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Simpson Funeral Home.

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Billy Smith

Jul 07, 1968 - Feb 21, 2024

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Joplin, MO

Billy Smith, a name that will forever resonate within our hearts, passed away on the 21st of February, 2024 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. He was born on July 7, 1968 to Morgan Teddy Smith and Billie Rae (Simons) Smith. With an endearing smile and an infectious sense of humor, Billy has left us with a treasury of memories that will continue to inspire and uplift us. He was not just a cashier at a local convenience store; he was a beacon of positivity to every customer who walked through the door.Billy, a man of simplicity and strength, had an uncanny ability to turn mundane moments into unforgettable memories. His colleagues remember him as the 'cheery cashier,' who was always ready with a warm hello and a kind word. He had a unique knack for remembering people's favorite items, often having them ready before they reached the counter. This simple gesture of thoughtfulness and care made him a beloved figure within the community, turning ordinary transactions into memorable interactions. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." Billy, through his daily acts of kindness, embodied this quote to the fullest.Billy leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter, which will be cherished by his surviving family, his son Johnny Schinkel; his daughter; and his cousin Paulla Randall. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morgan Teddy and Billie Rae Smith. His spirit will continue to guide them, reminding them of the essence of life - to love, to laugh, to live with kindness. The family encourages relatives and friends to visit www.simpsonfh.com to share photos and memories of Billy. The sharing of these memories will serve as a testament to the remarkable man he was, and the profound impact he had on the lives of those he encountered. Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home.In the memory of Billy Smith, let us all strive to live by his example, to add a touch of kindness to someone's day, to spread joy with our laughter, and to love unconditionally. As we remember Billy, let's celebrate his life, cherishing the moments he has left behind, and continue to keep his spirit alive. Remember, "The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living" (Marcus Tullius Cicero).

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Montie Faye Neusbaum Webb

Sep 14, 1931 - Feb 20, 2024

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Joplin, MO

Montie Faye Neusbaum Webb, age 92, passed on to the with her Lord on Feb. 20, 2024, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Missouri.She was born on September 14, 1931, to Vernon Lincoln and Blache Bell (Ensley) Neusbaum at Neosho Falls, Kansas and was the youngest of 6 children. She graduated 8th grade in 1948 from the Natoma Garde School, Natoma, Kansas. In 1968, she moved with her parents to Russell, Kansas where she lived with them until their passing. Montie Faye married Woodrow “Red” Webb of Russell on August 26, 1981. He passed away in 1994. Montie Faye was an active member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Russell until her health interfered.Montie Faye was preceded in death by her father and mother, husband, 4 sisters; Inez (Herald) Gilmore, Winifred (Wilfred) Hoskins, Veda (Gerald) LaRosh and Dorothy (Bob) Egeland and 1 brother, Richard (Connie) Neusbaum. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, some of whom she babysat in her younger years along with many great nieces and nephews.In 2018, she moved to Baxter Springs, Kansas then later to the Galena Nursing Center, Galena, Kansas to be close to her niece, Kye Lyn LaRosh (Jack) Attaway and family. There she was brought into the active family life which included 3 great nieces: Alisha (Jared) Webb, children: Becca, Grant, and Caleb, Holly (Michael) Kufahl, children: Jacklynn, Rachel, Cole; and Heather Attaway. She enjoyed family, church, and school activities along with all the fun of the holidays.Montie Faye will be remembered by her loving personality, her beautiful smile, her green thumb with flowers, her great love of “little doggies” and her deep love for the Lord Jesus.There will be a service held in her memory at Grace Community Church, Riverton, Kansas at 11:00 am, Friday, March 1, 2024. Pastor Aaron Zustiak will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, Kansas.On Saturday, March 16, 2024, there will be a memorial service at 2:00 pm at Otterbein United Methodist Church, Russell, KS. Rev. Craig Atkinson will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell, Kansas.Memorial contributions can be given to the Grace Community Youth Group, Riverton, Kansas in care of the funeral home.

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Phillip Eugene Martin

Sep 02, 1962 - Feb 01, 2024

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Joplin, MO

"Phillip Eugene Martin, 61, a resident of Cherryvale, Kansas, passed the final mile marker on February 1, 2024, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO. Born on September 2, 1962, to Robert Martin and Hazel Moore. In 1980, Phillip proudly served in the National Guard from 1980-1984. He embraced a lifelong career as a truck driver, finding solace in the vastness of the open road. An avid enthusiast, Phillip enjoyed attending races at Mo-Kan Speedway in Southeast Kansas, along with his love for fishing and working on model trains Phillip is survived by his daughter Racheal Snook and her husband James of Copan, OK. Codi Martin and his wife Elizabeth of Kansas City, MO. He leaves behind siblings David Martin and Becky Sexton, along with grandchildren Taelor, Brock, Layni, Jazmine, Patrick, Sophia, and Theodore. His legacy extends to great-grandchildren Karson, Baker, and Rhiannon. Phillip is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Martin and Hazel Moore, and his brothers Robin Martin and Randy Martin. May his memory be a source of comfort and strength for all who knew and loved him. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Countryside Funeral Home in Fredonia, KS. The family will receive friends at visitation from 10:00AM to 12:00PM prior to the service. Interment will follow in Fredonia City Cemetery in Fredonia, KS Memorial contributions in memory of Phillip can be made to the Fredonia Avenue of Flags and may be mailed to or left with the funeral home. Services entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 420 S. 20th St. PO Box 247 Fredonia, KS 66736"

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Ray (Budd) Edgar Cooper

May 19, 1938 - Dec 23, 2023

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Joplin, MO

Written by the family-Ray (Budd) Edgar Cooper, 85, Joplin, entered into rest on December 23, 2023, at his home in Joplin, MO, following an extended illness. Budd was born May 19, 1938, in Neosho, Missouri. He was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Neosho High School and served in the US Army from 10/26/1961 to 10/23/1963. Budd spent the majority of his adult life working in the automotive industry as a parts manager at various car dealerships in Seneca and Neosho, MO, and Northwest Arkansas. Budd and Karen L. Gunlock were married on March 24, 1961, at Fairview Baptist Church in Joplin. Survivors include a son, Jason Ray Cooper and wife, Maureen; a granddaughter, Sidney Ray Cooper; and one brother, Gary Cooper. He is preceded in death by his wife and parents. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 10:00 am at the Osborne Cemetery in Joplin. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Ray Cooper, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Jerry Norman

Dec 19, 1934 - Feb 17, 2024

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Joplin, MO

Jerry Norman, 89 of Baxter Springs, KS passed from this life on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, MO.Jerry was born December 19, 1934 to John Norman and Faye (Norman) Moore. Jerry was united in marriage to Glenda (Hewkin) Norman. Before moving to Baxter Springs, they had lived in Laughlin, NV, Fairfield, CA, Las Vegas, NV, and Corpus Christi, TX. Jerry retired after serving in the United States Air Force for twenty years. While in the Air Force he served during Korea and Vietnam. He then worked for a short time in civil service. Jerry enjoyed airplanes, guns, thrift shopping and traveling to name a few.Jerry is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Glenda Norman; along with his brothers.Jerry is survived by three daughters, Paula Sue Doran (Shawn) of Fairfield, CA, Lisa Norman of Sacramento, CA, and Julia Brackfield of Vacaville, CA; son, Jerry Norman Jr. (Julie) of Moville, IA; brother, Dave Norman; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 26, 2024 at the Lowell Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.

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Pauline S. Hart

Oct 09, 1938 - Feb 14, 2024

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Joplin, MO

» Pauline S. Hart October 9, 1938 - February 14, 2024 February 21, 2024 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Please choose your subscription settings below, you can unsubscribe through email at any time. Email me when someone posts in the guestbook Email me when an update is made to the obituary Email me on the anniversary of passing , 85, of Fort Scott, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Freeman West Hospital, in Joplin, Missouri. She was born on October 9, 1938, in Arcadia, Kansas, the daughter of Paul Fowler Coonrod and Mildred Pauline (Davis) Coonrod. Pauline graduated from Arcadia High School as Class Valedictorian in 1956. She later received a Master’s Degree from Pittsburg State University. She worked at many interesting jobs, with her first being at Kress’s when she was a teenager. She also worked as an operator for Bell Telephone, and for the Fort Scott board of Education. Upon completing her degree, she went to work for Girard High School as their Media Specialist. She joined Kenneth Hart in marriage in 1958, and they enjoyed life and traveled. Their marriage later ended in divorce. She later met Mike McKenney and they were together since 1988. Pauline is survived by Mike McKenney, of the home; her sisters, Laura Felt and husband Ronnie, of Fort Scott, and Peggy Broad and husband Eric, of Florida; two brothers, Jerry Coonrod, of Arcadia, and Jack Coonrod and Rick Kirby, of Florida; a sister, Peggy Broad and husband Eric; brothers-in-law, Craig McKenney and wife Dana, Mark McKenney and wife Cindy, Tim McKenney and wife Deb, all of Fort Scott, and Pat McKenney and wife Kathy, of McAllister, Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Lisa Proctor and husband Keith, of Compton, Missouri, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and an infant brother, George. Pauline was compassionate and full of life. She had a heart for cats, and she loved to travel, read, and make jewelry. She was genuinely loved by many and will be truly missed. Graveside services for Pauline will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at the Large-Pleasant View Cemetery, under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Care to Share, and may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.

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