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    Antonia “Tonya” Maria Freund

    Antonia “Tonya” Maria Freund, age 82, Carthage, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at her home with family by her side.  Visitation will be held 1-2 pm, Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Memorial services will follow at 2 pm. Memorial gifts are suggested to Lafayette House, Joplin; Fair Acres Family YMCA, Carthage; Salvation Army, Carthage; Spiva Art Center, Joplin; or the Boys and Girls Club, Joplin. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.

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    Shirley J. Bruffett

    Shirley J. Bruffett, 80, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Carthage Health & Rehabilitation. Shirley was born February 7, 1939 in Carthage to Melvin and Geneva “Flesher” Porter. Shirley was a homemaker, a loving wife of a dairy farmer and also worked as a bookkeeper. She was a longtime member of Center Point Christian Church. Prior to that, she attended the Grand Avenue Church of God, where she was a youth leader and a member of their Women’s Missionary Society. Her great loves, besides her church and her family, were quilting with the ladies at Jasper Methodist Church, cooking and reading. Shirley was an enthusiastic do-it-yourself carpenter and a…

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    Wanda Jean Martin

    Wanda Jean Martin, age 83, Carthage, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Missouri. Wanda Jean Erskin was born April 27, 1936 in Carthage, Missouri to the late Roy Erskin and Ruth May (Wilbur) Erskin. She was a member of the Carthage High School Class of 1954. Wanda married Donald Gene Martin on March 22, 1952 in Carthage; he preceded her in death on August 8, 2015. She ran a children’s daycare out of her home. Wanda was a member of the Freedom Life Church of God, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Survivors include one daughter, Marsha Bechler (Ed), De Soto, Missouri; three sons, Dennis Martin (Bert), Carthage, Danny…

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    Barbara E. Calvin

    Barbara E. Calvin, 80, passed away June 17, 2019 in Carthage, MO. Barbara was born January 3, 1939 in Piedmont, MO to Clarence Cline and Rella Parker Cline. Barbara moved from the Piedmont Missouri Area to the Blake Community three miles east of Avilla. She attended Blake schools, Blake Church and later graduated from Sarcoxie High School Class of 1956. She had various jobs in the community over the years, but her favorite job was Grandma. Barbara was a member of Forest Park Baptist Church. Barbara was united in marriage to Herman Calvin July 14, 1956; he survives. Barbara is survived by one son, Bill Calvin and wife Candy of…

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    Laura Muriel Wooldridge-Archibald

    Laura Muriel Wooldridge-Archibald, age 92, Carthage, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, Missouri. Muriel Bryant was born April 4, 1927 in Carthage, Missouri to the late Charles Bryant and Hazel (Palmer) Bryant. She was a 1945 graduate of Sarcoxie High School. Muriel married William M. Wooldridge, Jr., to this union five children were born; he preceded her in death on May 25, 1964. She later married Erwin Archibald; he preceded her in death on March 1, 2000. She was a homemaker and Methodist by faith. Survivors include two sons, William “Bill” Wooldridge (wife Debbie), Carthage, and David Wooldridge (wife Kelly), Independence, Missouri; one daughter,…

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    David H. Ogden

    David H. Ogden went to be with his Lord Jesus whom he loved dearly on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at noon. David is being reunited with his son Davy and other beloved family members. He will be missed greatly by his wife Mary of 58 years, his daughter Cheryl and grandchildren Randi, Rachel, Kylee, Walker, Jonathan, Ellis, great-grandchildren, Silver, Julius, Fritz and Kamdyn. David was a twin whose brother is Dean and was one of 11 children. He was born and raised in Carthage. He was a mortar gunner in the National Guard. He worked at Carthage Marble, Morrow Mill and then later retired from Safeway Cheese Plant. During his…

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    Donna Sue Reynolds

    Donna Sue Reynolds, age 80, Diamond, Missouri, passed away Wednesday evening, June 5, 2019 at Carthage Health and Rehab, Carthage, Missouri. Donna Sue Ragsdale was born March 10, 1939 to the late Lawrence Ragsdale and Virginia (Wallace) Ragsdale. She married James E. Reynolds; he preceded her in death on February 25, 2005. She was a homemaker. Donna had a wonderful voice and loved country music. Survivors include one son, Brian Reynolds, Diamond, Missouri; two daughters, Donna Marie Reynoldsand Cindy Louise Reynolds, both of Diamond; two brothers, Tommy and Buddy; one sister, Melody; and many extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Visitation…

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    Janet Ann Higgins

    Janet Ann Higgins, age 58, Aurora, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at her home. Janet Ann Duncan was born January 14, 1961 in Avilla, Missouri to the late Eddie Duncan, Sr. and Rosa (Royster) Duncan. She was employed at Tuthill Corporation. Janet was an avid gardener. Survivors include her significant other of many years, Ron Carter; two daughters, Ashley Underwood (Matthew), Springfield, Missouri, and Audrey Higgins, Aurora; two brothers, Fred Duncan, Aurora, and Wayne Duncan, Monett, Missouri; one sister, Glenda Root, Miller, Missouri; six grandchildren, Owen Underwood, Wyatt Underwood, Addilynn Higgins, Matrim Higgins, Greyson Higgins, and William Higgins; and many extended friends and family. She was preceded in…

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    Grace Linthicum Knight

    Grace Linthicum Knight, 91, passed away June 4, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Grace was born June 9, 1927 in Stotts City, MO to Loren and Lodema (Henry) Smith. Grace was a bookkeeper for Linthicum Construction. She was a 61-year member of the First Christian Church of Carthage and a member of the Mr. and Mrs. Sunday School class. Grace was united in marriage to Bill Linthicum January 1, 1946 in Columbus, KS; he preceded her in death February 20, 1995. Grace was then united in marriage to Jimmy Knight, February 22, 1999 in Laughlin, NV; he preceded her in death in 2001. Grace is survived by one daughter,…

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    Jack Thomas Parchman

    Jack Thomas Parchman, age 44, Joplin, Missouri, passed away early Sunday morning, June 2, 2019 at his home. Jack was born June 16, 1974 in Wickenburg, Arizona to Richard Douglas Parchman and Judy Diane (Frolich) Parchman. He was a 1992 graduate of Amphi High School, Tucson, Arizona. Jack worked as a satellite installation technician for DirecTV/AT&T. Jack was engaged to be married to his fiancée, Amy Newkirk. Jack was known for being a very hard worker, an amazing dancer, and being the life of the party. He was always rooting for the Arizona Wildcats and the Denver Broncos. One of his favorite hobbies was riding ATVs with his friends. Survivors include…

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    Rosalie G. McQueen

    Rosalie G. McQueen, age 78, Nevada, Mo, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Freeman West Hospital Joplin, Mo. She was born on June 8, 1940 in Kentucky, Ks to the late Willard and Genenieve (Roboker) Viles.  Private burial will be held in the Hackney Cemetery Carthage, MO.

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    Patricia Joy Baumann

    Patricia Joy Baumann, age 84, Carthage, Missouri, passed away early Sunday morning, June 2, 2019 at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, Missouri. Patricia Joy Rogers was born December 20, 1934 in Galena, Kansas to the late John Rogers and Margaret (Jones) Rogers. She was a 1952 graduate of Riverton High School, Riverton, Kansas. Patricia married James R. Baumann on October 12, 1952 in Harrison, Arkansas; he preceded her in death on May 31, 1993. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church, Carthage. Survivors include three daughters, Rexanna Baumann, Carthage, Shelly Wilcox (Bob), Carthage, and Kelly Gadberry (Dale), Mt. Sterling, Illinois; two brothers, Charles Rogers (Deanna), Beatrice,…

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    Cody Michael Weatherman

    Cody Michael Weatherman, age 30, passed away Monday, May 27, 2019 in his hotel room in Pennsylvania while working over the road earning a living and doing what he loved. Cody was born August 1, 1988 in Springfield, MO to his parents Tim and Michele.  He was raised in Aurora, MO where he graduated high school in 2007. He excelled in basketball and football and was eventually recruited to play football at Graceland University in Lemoni, IA. He later moved back to the four-states and engaged in several job opportunities that eventually led to a career as a tank insulator, which he really enjoyed. He is survived in death by…

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    Dorothy Mae Gribble

    Dorothy Mae Gribble passed away May 4, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ.  Dottie was born November 24, 1939 in Ottumwa, Iowa to L. Basil Pike and Helen Mae “Gillette” Pike.  She was a longtime resident of Carthage, but lived in Arizona for over 40 years.  She enjoyed traveling shopping, visiting with family and friends, and most recently pedicures and Starbucks Carmel frappacinos.    Dottie is survived by her children, Darryl W. Reed and Pamela A. Reed-Douglass; son-in-law, Peter J. Douglass; step-daughter, Rachel (Mandy) Gribble and step-son, Tony L. Gribble, Jr.; one sister, Irene M. Rose of Carthage; beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many…

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    Jenaro Arellano Carranza

    Jenaro Arellano Carranza, 82, Carthage, Missouri, passed away early Saturday morning, May 25, 2019 at his home. Jenaro was born August 22, 1936 in Weed, California to the late Demetrio Carranza and Maria (Arellano) Carranza. Jenaro worked as a crane operator in the railroad salvage industry. He married Mary Ellen Perez on January 31, 1960 in Lincoln, California; she survives. Jenaro was a veteran, serving his country in the United States Navy. He was aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard from 1955-1959. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen (Perez) Carranza; one son, Jeffrey Carranza, Carthage, Missouri; one daughter, Kathy Brammer, Carthage; two grandsons, Curtiss Brammer, Jr. (wife Heather), and Matthew Brammer (wife…

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    Larry L. Glaze

    Larry L. Glaze (78) passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at his home in Carthage.  He was born on January 30, 1941 to William and Golda (Dorsey) Glaze.  Larry was united in marriage to Judith Campbell on November 30, 1963 in Carthage.  She preceded him in death on August 22, 2009.  Larry is survived by his two children, Lisa Borland (Dustin) and Mark Glaze (Michelle) of Carthage, a brother Morris Glaze (Rita) of Joplin, two grandchildren, Jaden Glaze and Kylee Simmons of Carthage, and one niece, Kathy Thompson of Anacortes, WA.  Larry was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Billie Ann Schooler of Anacortes, WA and a…

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    William M. Asbell

    William M. Asbell, 83, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019 at his home in Carthage.  William was born on March 18, 1936 in Jasper County, MO to T.E. Asbell, Sr. and Frances “Courtney” Asbell.  After graduating from Golden City High School, he moved to Carthage in 1955.  He worked for several years as a truck driver, then retired in October 1998. William was united in marriage to Leta Mae Fischer on September 29, 1956 in Barton County; she preceded him in death in 2013.  William is survived by one son, Jerry Asbell, Sr. of Columbia, MO; two daughters, Sherri Asbell of Carthage and Cleta McNary of Republic, MO; three brothers…

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    Rita Bobbie Mitchell

    Rita Bobbie Mitchell, 70, passed away May 22, 2019. Rita was born August 28, 1948 in Carthage, Missouri to Henry and Leola “Shrock” Lasiter. Rita was a lifetime Carthage resident and had worked at the popcorn plant in Jasper. She liked to play bingo. Rita was united in marriage to Coy Mitchell February 12, 1966 in Webb City, Missouri. He preceded her in death June 7th 2002.  Rita is survived by two daughters Bobbie Southard and husband Gary of Joplin, Kellie Renteria of Carthage, two sons Cortney Mitchell and wife Shannon of Jasper, and Terry Mitchell of Carthage. Also surviving are two brothers Martin Lasiter of Carthage and Richard Lasiter…