Obituaries

Obituaries

Helen M. Clifford

Helen Mae Clifford, 94, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Vinita, OK.

Richard M. Barrett

Richard M. Barrett was born in Skidmore, Missouri on April 15, 1924. He was one of a set of twins of four children born to Floyd R. and Okalla (Suttle) Barrett. Richard graduated from Skidmore High School and entered the University of Missouri.

Lillis Beth (McProud) Gilbert

Lillis Beth (McProud) Gilbert, 96, of Pittsburg, KS, passed away at 4:00 PM, Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Girard Medical Center, at Girard, KS.

Mary Ann Metts

Mary Ann Metts, age 81, passed away peacefully just after sunset on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dee Ann Vannoster

Dee Ann Vannoster, 63, a longtime Afton area resident passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Connee Marie Feezell

Connee Marie Roosa Feezell, daughter of Ray P. Roosa and Evelyn M. Farris Roosa, was born March 13, 1942, in Joplin, Missouri, and passed peacefully through Heaven’s Gate on Thursday afternoon, January 9, 2020, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of seventy-seven years, 9 months and twenty seven days.

Frances A Wilson

Frances A. Wilson of Tulsa, OK, passed away Tuesday, January 07, 2020, at Eastwood Manor in Commerce, OK. She was 88.

Shirley C Culver

Shirley C. Culver of Miami, OK passed from this life Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO. She was 83.

Steven Ray Smith

Steven Ray Smith of Commerce, OK passed from this life Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at his home. He was 63.

Deanna Hull

Deanna J. Hull, 75, Wyandotte, OK, passed into eternal rest January 14, 2020, at her son’s house in Yale, OK after an illness.

Kathleen Thompkins

Gladys “Kathleen” Thompkins, 69, of Pittsburg, passed away at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Via Christi Hospital.

Kevin Lee VanGilder

Kevin Lee VanGilder, born March 3, 1964 in St. Louis, Mo. to Kerry and Betty VanGilder, died suddenly in his home December 31, 2019 from heart complications.

Donavan Wayne Whitman

Donavan Wayne Whitman, 74, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at his home in Carthage, MO. Donavan was born January 16, 1945 in Jasper, MO to Warren Davis and Edna May (Needham) Davis.

Carol Elizabeth Pope

Carol Elizabeth (Johnson) Pope, age 83, of Eureka, KS passed away January 14, 2020 at Eureka Nursing Center.

Dr. Dorothy F. Roberts

Dr. Dorothy F. Roberts, age 98, died at Truman Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Lamar, Missouri on January 14, 2020. The daughter of Ollie E. and Fay (Grim) Roberts, she was born January 16, 1921, in Jasper, MO.

Janice R. Michael

Janice R. Michael, age 65, Joplin, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at National Health Care of Joplin after a battle with cancer.

Sheila D. Tribbey

Sheila Diane Welpman Tribbey, age 71, of Joplin, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Ms. Tribbey, daughter of the late Gary and Evelyn (Clark) Welpman, was born on April 6, 1948 in Webb City.

Minnie Charlene Belobrajdic

Minnie Charlene Belobrajdic died on January 11, 2020, at Via Christi Village in Pittsburg, KS. She was born on July 15, 1927 in Rural Pittsburg, Kansas to Henry C. C and Edith M. Utermoehlen.

Patricia A. LeMasters

Patricia (Pat) LeMasters, age 77, died Saturday January 11, 2020 at her home in Carthage, MO.

Wanda Jeanne Cagle

Wanda Jeanne Cagle 84, of Riverton, KS passed from this life on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Westgate at Wildwood Ranch, Joplin, MO.

Dorothy M. Rago

Dorothy M. Rago, 90, of Baxter Springs, KS passed from this life on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Via Christi Village, Pittsburg, KS.

Lillian Maxine "Mac" Wilson

Lillian Maxine “Mac” Wilson, age 96 of Chanute, KS passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020, in Chanute, KS. Mac was born on February 4, 1923, in Chanute, KS the daughter of James and Ethel (Butler) Petty.

Virgie Lois Longcrier

Virgie Lois Longcrier, 83, of Tulsa passed away at Saint Francis South on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Anita Felipa Lee

Anita Felipa Lee, age 68, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 12, 2020, at her home. She was born May 11, 1951, in St. Joseph, Missouri, the daughter of Andrew James Henderson and Ida Jones Henderson.

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