Author: Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery

Idabell Brattin

Idabell Brattin, age 83, of Joplin, passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Mrs. Brattin, daughter of the late Loyd and Martha (Mathis) Boyd, was born on October 31, 1936 in Joplin.

Warren W. Gilbreath

Warren Wesley “Wes” Gilbreath, age 75, of Neosho, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Wes, son of the late Omar and Irene (Garrison) Gilbreath, was born on February 29, 1944 in Webb City, Missouri.

Jerry W. Wood

Jerry Wayne Wood, 78, of Joplin passed away Tuesday December 31, 2019 at Communities of Wildwood following an extended illness. He was born on May 29, 1941 in Ft. Wayne Indiana to the late Roosevelt E. Wood and Minnie Freda (Fadenrecht) Wood.

Leslie G. Sparlin

Leslie G. Sparlin, age 61, of Joplin, MO, passed away at 4:15 a.m., Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at Mercy Hospital Joplin following a courageous battle with cancer. Leslie was born February 10, 1958, in Joplin, MO, the daughter of George and Margaret Seanor.

Richard L. Pogue

Richard Leon Pogue, age 70, of Neosho, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019, at his home surrounded by family after a courageous four year battle with cancer. Mr. Pogue, son of the late Wilbur Leon and Alma Irene (Franklin) Pogue, was born on July 4, 1949, in Independence, Missouri.

Mary E. Purselley

Mary Evelyn Purselley, age 80, of Harrison, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019, with family and friends surrounding her. The daughter of Rex and Amanda ”Mandy” (Yearnes) Younes, she was born June 5, 1939, at Harrison, Arkansas.

Laura E. Connely

Laura Elaine Herring Connely passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Tow, Texas at the age of 102. She was born March 31, 1917 in Otoe County, Nebraska to Theodore P. Herring and Hattie Frenzel Herring. Laura was a resident of Tow, Texas for 49 years since coming from Missouri.