Dr. John C. Windle

November 20, 1925 - September 26, 2019
Dr. John C. Windle

Dr. John Clifton Windle, age 93 of Joplin, Missouri passed away September 26, 2019.

He was born November 20, 1925, in Joplin, Missouri to Frank Wm. and Vera L. (Faulkner) Windle.
Dr. Windle attended Joplin Junior College 1943-1944 and Westminister College in Fulton, Missouri 1944-1945. He served as a United States Navy Corpman until 1946. He then served as 1st Lt. in the US Army in Nurmberg, Germany and was promoted to Captain in 1950. Dr. Windle graduated from UMKC School of Dentistry in 1949 and married Joan Sweatt the same year. She preceded him in death in 2007.

He began his own dentistry practice in 1950 at 320 Frisco Building in Joplin, Missouri. He was a past member of the Missouri Dental Board and served on the board for eight years. He was a past member of the Central Regional Dental testing for 11 states and served on the board for 20 years. He was the co-founder of the Dental Hygiene School at MSSU. He was a member of the Southwest Dental Association for over 50 years, and Past President of the Joplin Rotary Club, as well as serving as an Elder at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Joplin, Missouri.

Dr. Windle married Barbara Louis Baker on December 9, 2008, and she survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Diana S. Miller of Taos, New Mexico and Pamela J. Staley of Denver, Colorado, two-step daughters, Rosana Brothers, Cheri Corner, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren who he adored very much.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at the 1st Presbyterian Church Joplin Missouri with Rev. John Nipper officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Mt Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 7:00 pm Tuesday at the Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary.

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