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James Buttram

Oct 25, 1941 - Dec 06, 2023

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Joplin, MO

James Franklin Buttram, known affectionately as Jim to his friends and family, passed away at the age of 82 on Wednesday morning, December 6, 2023, at Westgate Care Center in Joplin, Missouri, following a recent decline in health. Born on October 25, 1941, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the late John H. and Evelyn (Welch) Buttram. Raised in McDonald County, Missouri, and was a graduate of Pineville High School. Jim's work ethic was evident in his career as a construction worker and general handy...Read More

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Joseph Clarkson Tournear II

Jun 07, 1934 - Feb 24, 2024

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Joplin, MO

Joseph Clarkson Tournear II (Joe), 89, of Joplin, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Spring River Christian Village.Joseph was born on June 7, 1934, in Lacross, KS to the union of Joseph and Bonnie (Plunkett) Tournear. He married Vivian K. Rhudy in 1957 in Bartlesville, OK. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and drove the ambulance in the Korean War. After the Korean War he returned home and obtained his Associates Degree from Pittsburg State University. He then went on to work for American Steel, American Fixtures, and for the last 20 years as a union carpenter. Joseph loved working with his hands and helped build some incredible buildings. Some of those buildings include the Joplin Northpark Mall, Christian Church of Carl Junction, Springfield Mall, Kansas City Electrical Towers, and Branson buildings. He enjoyed building trampolines, mopeds and dune buggies. He could fix any and everything you can think of. He enjoyed gardening in his spare time. At one time he raised angus cattle. He also had a strong love of animals. But, above everything he accomplished and built, nothing was more important to him than watching his children play sports. He was an extremely supportive father that could always be seen at Carl Junction football games or in the outfield of a baseball game cheering the boys on.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Danny Tournear.Joe is survived by his three sons, Myung Taylor (Jae); Joe Tournear III (Linnet); Shawn Tournear (Jennie); and one daughter Carol Harshman (Gary); and 31 grand-children and great-grandchildren.In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be sent to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home.Graveside services will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas.Funeral arrangements are under the special care and direction of Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home.

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Lorraine G. Johnson

May 21, 1925 - Feb 23, 2024

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Joplin, MO

Lorraine G. Johnson, age 98, of Joplin, MO, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024 at The Wildwood Senior Living in Joplin. Lorraine was born on May 21, 1925, in Lincoln, NE to Hoyt and Emma Lower. She graduated from high school in 1943, then attended business college. She met John Johnson in Dayton, OH and they married on October 4, 1951, in Richmond, IN. Lorraine and John had three children, a son and two daughters. She is survived by the children; John F. Johnson II and wife Janet, of Olney, MD, Karen Garoutte and husband Steve, of Joplin, and Peggy Schultz and husband Don, of Webb City, six grandchildren; Jessica Johnson, John F. Johnson III and wife Bridget, Kinsey Schultz, Ryan Garoutte, Bryan Campbell and wife Stephanie, and Kelly Campbell, and four great-grandchildren; Jackson, Emma, Daniel, and Isaiah. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Burdell and Darrell, and sister Donna. Lorraine started her working career in banking in Nebraska and in an administrative capacity at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. She was active in PTA at her children’s school as they were growing up. She was also active at her church. She worked for Joplin R-8 schools as an aide and secretary. Lorraine was a very good cook. She loved to share her delicious cinnamon rolls with neighbors and her children’s teachers at Christmastime. Entertaining her family during holiday times and sewing were also favorite pastimes of hers. She especially loved playing and entertaining her grandchildren. Lorraine’s family would like to extend a special “thank you” to The Wildwood Senior Living facility staff. We so appreciate the wonderful care that Mom received while living at the Memory Care Unit. We would also like to acknowledge Megan Mattox and Heather Finney, mom’s caregivers, for their dedication in taking care of our mom. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 3 at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. A graveside service has been scheduled for Monday, March 4 at 10:00 am at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin. The public is invited to travel to the cemetery in procession from the mortuary at 9:30 am. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or to the American Heart Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary. Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory Joplin, MO.

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Morris Blake Jones

Mar 27, 1963 - Feb 10, 2024

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Joplin, MO

Morris Blake Jones, 60, Wyandotte, OK, passed away February 10, 2024 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Morris Blake Jones was born March 27, 1963 in Tahlequah, OK the son of Clarence C. And Mary Alice (Sherer) Jones. Morris formerly worked in the construction business where he operated a crane. He was a 1981 graduate of Parkwood High School in Joplin, MO and then went to Franklin Tech for HVAC training. Morris enjoyed fishing, hunting, trap shooting and hunting with his bird dogs. He loved to tinker with cars and rebuild them. Morris was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Alice Jones and one brother Thomas Bryan Jones. Survivors include his father, Clarence Jones, Wyandotte; two sisters, Lea Ann Gee and husband Darren Gee, Nixa, MO and Jane Schmidt, Wyandotte, OK. The body has been taken for cremation under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO. The family will hold a Celebration of Life Memorial Graveside Service will be held at 1:00pm, March 2, 2024 at the Seneca Cemetery.

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Shirley Anne McMurry

Dec 06, 1939 - Feb 19, 2024

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Joplin, MO

Shirley Anne McMurry, 84, Carl Junction, MO, passed away February 19, 2024 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin after an illness.Shirley Anne Ingle was born December 6, 1939 in Broken Arrow, OK the daughter of Cecil and Wilrose Ingle. Shirley was a homemaker and was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed reading, growing things, playing bingo and she loved her "facebook fans" and her cats.Survivors include three children, Keith Lawson and wife Darlene, Okeechobee, FL, Kelli Brust and husband Jerry, Joplin, MO and Kirk Lawson and wife Mary Kay, Galena, KS; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren.Shirley married Claude "Mac" McMurry December 1, 1993 and he preceded her in death November 3, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Wilrose (Gibson) Ingle; one brother William Robert Ingle.The body has been taken for cremation under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO.The family will hold a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at the Seneca Cemetery, 2:00pm, Sunday, February 25, 2024.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army or a Church of donors choice.

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Barbara Lee Severson

Oct 15, 1966 - Feb 21, 2024

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Joplin, MO

Barbara Lee Severson, 57, Joplin, MO passed away suddenly February 21, 2024 at her home. Barbara Lee King was born October 15, 1966 in the state of Arkansas. She was was adopted by Daryl (Short) and Donna King in 1968. She grew up in Seneca and graduated from Seneca High School in 1985. Barbie as she was known by family and friends lived life to the fullest. After graduation she went to California and to Washington returning back to the area later in her life. She loved growing plants and especially herbs. Barbie loved listening to music. In 2020 Barbie got to meet 7 of her biologic siblings and an aunt. Barbie was preceded in death by her parents Daryl (Short) King and Donna King; her husband Craig Severson; one brother Kevin King and one son Kerg Severson and one great-niece Sydnee Humphries. Survivors include; her life partner Kenny O'Dell, Joplin, MO; one sister Jerri King and partner Lori Gilbert, Seneca; her children, David Churchwell, Nixa, MO, William Elliott and Melissa Vu-Nguyen-Elliott, Germany, Knox Savage and husband Johnny; 5 grandchildren; her biologic siblings, Starla Campbell, North Carolina, Nelda of Oklahoma, Joe Wolf, McCalaster, OK, Monica Fearnside, Spiro, OK, Heather Finley, Spiro, OK, Glenna Finley, Pocola, OK, Jerry Finley, Northern Oklahoma and Jerry Finley, Southern, OK; one Aunt Linda Spiers, Charleston, AR. and host extend family. A memorial visitation will be held from 6 to 7pm, Tuesday, February, 27, 2024 at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca. Following the visitation the body will be taken for cremation.

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Orville Leo Altebaumer

Aug 05, 1945 - Feb 21, 2024

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Joplin, MO

Orville Leo Altebaumer, 78, a long time resident of Joplin, MO passed away Feb. 21, 2024 at his home surrounded by his loving family.Leo Altebaumer was born August 5, 1945 in Vinita, OK to William George "Bill" Altebaumer and Elnora "Belle" (Miller) Altebaumer of Centrailia, OK. The youngest of three boys, he grew up in Miami, OK, attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and was a 1963 graduate of Miami High School. After graduation Leo enlisted in the Army Reserves serving seven years from 1964 to 1971. Upon his return he met the love of his life Donna Kay Oleman. The two were married on September 16, 1972 and celebrated a love that spanned over 50 years.Leo was preceded in death by his wife Donna Kay Altebaumer; His parents; one son Christopher Altebaumer, one daughter, Amanda Altebaumer; two brothers; Johnny E. Altebaumer and William R. "Jr." Altebaumer.Leo is survived by his daughter Erica Vaughn and husband Daniel, Joplin, MO; two grandchildren; Olivia Stanley, Springfield, OH and Kili Rich, Joplin, MO as well as a host of friends and extended family that loved and cherish him.The body has been taken for cremation under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecom Funeral Home, Seneca, MO. A Memorial Graveside Service will be held at 10:00am, Monday, February 26, 2024 at the GAR Cemetery in Miami, OK.

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Lenora Maye Wyrick

Sep 08, 1941 - Feb 25, 2024

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Joplin, MO

Lenora Maye Wyrick, 82, Joplin, MO passed into eternal rest February 25, 2024 at Joplin Health Care after a long illness.Lenora Maye Greninger was born September 8, 1941 in Joplin, MO the daughter of William (Bill) and Delce (Branham) Greninger. Lenora was a lifelong area resident. She went to Greenwood School and then to High School at Seneca. Lenora formerly worked as a cook for Nickerson Farms in Loma Linda and at the Gazebo in Joplin and several other restaurants in the area. She enjoyed to sew, garden, cook and she was known for her homemade pies and bread.Lenora Maye Greninger married Sonny Wyrick 1967 and preceded her in death April 6, 2011. She was also preceeded in death by her parents; one sister, Frances Thouvenell; two brothers, Gerald and Richard Greninger.Survivors include four daughters; Mary Smith, Diamond, MO, Jeanne Hubert and Rusty, Shawnee, OK, Michele Hefley and Wes, Cleveland, OK, Lola Mitchell and Billy Jack, Yuma, AZ; two sons, Lewis Cheek, Joplin, MO and Doug Cheek, Joplin, MO; one sister, Elane Daffin, Trinity, TX; two brother Bill Greninger, Joplin, MO and Leon Greninger, Joplin, MO; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends.A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, March 2, 2024 at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home with Chris Wyrick officiating.

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Nicholas Matthew Glover

Aug 08, 2001 - Feb 27, 2024

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Joplin, MO

Nicholas "Nick" Glover, 22, Joplin, MO passed away February 27, 2024 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Nicholas Matthew Glover was born August 8, 2001 in Joplin, MO the son of Bill (Eddie) and Jennifer (Clogston) Glover. Nick was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Seneca High School in 2020. Nick loved to ride his bike and spending time with his dog Molly. Nick especially loved spending time with his niece Sophia Dye and his best friend and brother from another mother Riley Smith. He moved to Joplin from Seneca in 2022 with Mataya Dunn his Fiance'. Nick worked at West Rock in Joplin, MO. Survivors include; his mother and father, Eddie and Jennifer Glover, Seneca, MO; Siblings, Taylor and Nathan Faul, Neosho, MO, Rebecca Traynor, State of Missouri and Sarah Clift, Rolla, MO; His Fiance' Mataya Dunn, Joplin, MO; Grandparents, Pam and Joe Clogston, Seneca; two nieces Sophia Dye and Hadley Clift; one nephew, Evan Clift and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Nick was preceded in death by great-grandparents Wilma and Charles Pace and Jim Kinsch and grandmother, Connie Hunt and one paternal grandfather, Robert Glover. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7pm, Friday, March 1, 2024 at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO; following the visitation the body will be taken for cremation. The family will hold a celebration of life service at a later date.

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Darrel Lee Beck

Sep 12, 1953 - Feb 02, 2024

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Joplin, MO

Darrel Lee Beck passed away peacefully on February 2, 2024, in Joplin, Missouri. Born on September 12, 1953, in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, to Chuck and Margie Beck.Darrel had a deep appreciation for nature whether it was casting a line into a peaceful lake or setting up camp under the starry sky, he always found peace and tranquility in these simple pleasures. Besides his love for nature, Darrel loved attending Harley Rallies and Car Shows. Darrel found excitement in exploring the open road or marveling at classic cars restored to their former glory. Darrel was a devoted husband to his wife Toby and cherished his role as a father to his children and took immense pride in being a grandfather and great-grandfather. Darrel leaves behind a legacy of warmth and kindness that will continue to touch the lives of many. Darrel is preceded in death his parents Chuck and Margie Beck, children Allen Beck, Teresa Hill, Cindy Mamuad, and siblings Elmer Beck, Ida Mae Stallman, and Elnora DayDarrel is survived by his wife Toby Beck, children Darrell Beck and his wife Terra of Kansas, OK, Robert (Scottie) Martin of Rogers, AR, and Dianna Blake of Fayetteville, AR. Siblings Jim and his wife Wanda Beck of Blackwell, Charles and his wife Carol Beck of Keys, OK, Tim and his wife Cindy Beck of Colcord, Don and his wife Betty Beck of Kansas, OK, David and his wife Patty of Colcord, OK, and Keith and his wife Loretta of Colcord, OK as well as numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren

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Della Jean Bebee

Apr 21, 1947 - Feb 26, 2024

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Joplin, MO

Della “Jean” Bebee gained her heavenly wings on Monday, February 26, 2024 while surrounded by a loving family. Jean was born on April 21, 1947 to the late Delmar and Margaret Slankard. Jean lived in the Joplin MO area for most of her life where she was surrounded with loving family and friends. On July 6, 1968, she married Elmer Richard Bebee. She loved spending time with her family. Jean had an amazing gift of making everyone laugh. She would welcome anyone into her home and life with love and open arms. You would often find Jean at the casino where she loved to spend her time ( and money..) She also enjoyed watching movies, playing cards and simply going fishing at the creek. Jean truly was a gift from God and will be greatly missed by all family and friends. Jean is preceded in death by Husband Elmer Richard Bebee, Mother Margaret Slankard, Father Delmar Slankard, Brother Charles Slankard, Brother Bill Slankard, Sister Carol Sue, Sister Teresa, Sister Mary Loraine and Granddaughter Katie. Jean is survived by Son Charles Felts of Joplin, Daughter Roxanne and Son in Law Craig Neblett of Carl Junction, Son Travis Bebee of Joplin, and Son Troy Bebee of Joplin, Granddaughter Lacie and Husband Matt Smith, Granddaughter Ashley Cooper, Granddaughter Shayla Bebee, Granddaughter Chloe Bebee and Granddaughter Cierra Bebee. Jean is also survived by many beautiful and loving Great-Grandchildren. Memorial service to celebrate the life of Jean will be held at Mason-Woodard Mortuary on Friday 03/01/2024 at 10:00am with burial service following at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin, MO. Pallbearers include Troy Bebee, Travis Bebee, Charles Felts, Craig Neblett, Matt Smith, Keith Neblett and Justin Hicks.

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