Thursday, February 22, 2018

Judy Garringer

(From Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home)

Judith Marie Garringer, age 71, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 1:27 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at her home. She was born February 18, 1947, in Aurora, Missouri, the daughter of Carrol and Jewel (Gardner) Roach.

Judy was a 1965 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and was a seamstress for the Anderson Uniform Company in Mt. Vernon. She was also an EMT for the Mt. Vernon Ambulance District and the Mercy Ambulance and was of the Baptist faith.

In June of 1966 she married Johnny Wayne Garringer in Chesapeake, Missouri. He preceded her in death on March 28, 1979.

Judy is survived by one daughter, Lesa Leggett of Mt. Vernon; two sons, Douglas Garringer and his wife, Lori, of Billings, Missouri and Grant Garringer and his wife, Tricia, of Long Beach, Mississippi; one brother, Clyde Roach and his wife, Donna, of Mt. Vernon; four sisters, Mary Ann Johnson and her husband, Ray, of Marionville, Missouri, Dorthy Jones and her husband, Jim, of Mt. Vernon, Virginia Styron and her husband, Emery, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and Norma Stewart of Mt. Vernon; one sister-in-law, Allene Roach, of Joplin, Missouri and six grandchildren.

Her parents, Carrol and Jewel, husband, J.W., brother, Eddie Roach and brother-in-law, Cleatus Stewart, preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon with burial to follow at the Summit Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018, in the funeral home chapel.

Memorial donations may be made payable to Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses. Online condolences may be shared at

Beverly Watts

(From Parker Mortuary)

Beverly Joan Watts, age 79, Joplin, passed away 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Landmark Hospital following an illness.

Beverly was born February 4, 1939 in Joplin to the late Charlie Edward Rowan and Pearly Belle Polly Rowan and had lived in Joplin most of her life.

A homemaker, Beverly had worked at the former Kids Kingdom Daycare Center in Joplin for several years.

She married Ellis D. Watts on July 9, 1958 in Miami, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on September 28, 2011.

Beverly was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sherry and three brothers, Paul, Harold and Dale Rowan.

Survivors include a son, Ellis Watts, Joplin; two daughters, Tammy Anderson and husband, Doug, Joplin, Tonya Watts, Joplin; two grandchildren, Dougie Anderson and Jody Anderson; and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Services are planned for Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Parker Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 7-8:00 p.m. at Parker Mortuary.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

Don Atteberry

(From Parker Mortuary)

Donald L. Atteberry, age 95 of Joplin, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at his residence.

Don was born on May 7, 1922 in Duenweg, Missouri to the late Edwin Atteberry and Bertha Blackford Atteberry.

He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II, receiving the World War II Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal. Don married Betty Eaton on January 14, 1949 in Bentonville, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on August 23, 2006.

He worked as a salesman for over twenty years with Johnson Wax Company, and then later for Brach Candy Company. Don was the last survivor of the Joplin Junior College Basketball Team. He loved Mizzou basketball and Saint Louis Cardinals baseball. He was a member of Saint James United Methodist Church, and the Joplin Elks Lodge. Don was a proud survivor of the Joplin tornado, rebuilding his home on the same lot.

In addition to his parents, and his wife of fifty-seven years, Betty, he was preceded in death by three grandsons, Sean Reineke, Matthew Buffalo, and Andrew Douglas Buffalo; one brother and two sisters.

He is survived by a son, Curtis Atteberry and wife Cindy of Joplin; two daughters, Donna Buffalo of Bernice, OK, and Beth Reineke of Joplin; five grandsons, Geoff Buffalo and wife Kim of Grove, OK, Chad Reineke and spouse Jerry Sappington of Joplin, Jeremy Buffalo of Bernice, OK, Michael Burke and wife Vickie of Carl Junction, Jerrod Reineke and wife Sara of Webb City; two granddaughters, Leslie Rennie and husband Kyle of McCune, KS., and Marissa Atteberry of Joplin; ten great-grandchildren, Alyssa Petree and husband Tony of McCune, Emily Zulu and husband, Dominic of Miami, OK., Kinzie Buffalo of Miami, Ethan Buffalo of Joplin, Ashley Burke and Emily Burke of Carl Junction, Grant Goltra, Claire Reineke and Brooke Reineke, all of Webb City, and Madeleine Buffalo, Miami, and two great great-granddaughters, Emma Rios and Rheagen Petree.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Clint Hunt

(From Parker Mortuary)

James C. 'Clint' Hunt, age 44, Joplin, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 in Joplin.

Clint was born November 7, 1973 in Joplin to Bob Hunt and Debra Hughes Hunt. He worked as a jeweler at Zales Jewelry at Northpark Mall for several years. Clint loved the outdoors; fishing; children and his family. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Clint is survived by his mother, Debra Smith, Pryor, Oklahoma; his father, Bob Hunt, Joplin; brothers, Joseph Hunt, Tyler, Texas, Sheldon Hunt, Joplin; stepbrother, Dakota Hunt, Webb City; paternal grandmother, Betty Wood, Carl Junction; and several extended family members.

Memorial services are planned for Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Parker Mortuary. The family will receive friends following the services at the mortuary.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. 

Sue Carter

(From Clark Funeral Home)

Peggy ‘Sue’ Carter, 81, Neosho, entered into rest on Feb. 18, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, following an extended illness. 

 Sue was born April 9, 1936 in Greenfield, Missouri, the daughter of Noel G. and Marie (Johnson) Hughes. She was a homemaker and had resided in Neosho most of her life, moving to Dallas in 2008 to be with her family. She enjoyed taking care of her plants and flowers and walking. She was a member of the Neosho United Methodist Church. 

 Sue and Roy Jean Carter were married on March 29, 1956 and he preceded her in death on July 5, 2004. She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Carter and wife, Donna and Randy Carter, all of Dallas; one grandson, Jac and a brother, Dwain Hughes of S. Greenfield, Missouri. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Noel Johnson Hughes and sister, Patricia Jane Hughes.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 at 10 am at the Neosho United Methodist Church, Pastor Mitch Jarvis officiating. Interment will follow in the Neosho IOOF Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Charlie Leister

(From Ozark Funeral Home)

Mr. William Charles “Charlie” Leister, 82, of Pineville, Missouri, departed this life on Friday, February 16, 2018, in the comfort of his home.

Charlie entered this life on April 8, 1935, in Altus, Oklahoma, son of the late Daily Odell and Leona Mae (Catron) Leister. He was raised and attended school in Altus. On September 10, 1958, Charlie enlisted and served his country faithfully in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge he relocated to Tyler, Texas. For twenty-eight years he was employed by Trane Manufacturing, retiring in 1997. In 2014, he moved from Chandler, Texas, to Pineville, Missouri. He enjoyed cooking BBQ and desserts, visiting with his friends, swimming at the Wellness Center in Rogers, model car collecting, spending time in his yard and traveling. He was a member of the Whittenberg Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wives, Thilma and Laura Leister.

Charlie is survived by his three children, Charles W. Leister of Castroville, Texas, David W. Leister of Pineville, Missouri and Sayonara Ameling and husband, Dan, of Pineville, Missouri; a stepdaughter, Juanna Oldham of Chandler, Texas; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, David Leon Leister and wife, Nancy, of Orion, Michigan and Gene Leister and wife, Laura, of Altus, Oklahoma; two sisters, Carolyn Carlsen and husband, Dan, of Altus, Oklahoma and Odella Bell of Blair, Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.

A memorial services will be held on Thursday afternoon, February 22, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes with Pastor Jamey Cope officiating. Burial will take place at the Cathedral In The Pines Cemetery in Tyler, Texas. In lieu of flowers memorials are being directed to the McDonald County Crosslines c/o the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website, Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Missouri.

Charles White

(From Ozark Funeral Home)

Charles Stephen White, 70, of Pineville, Missouri passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at his residence.

Charles was born on May 29, 1947 in Rogers, Arkansas, born to the late Edward and Lucetta (Huff) White. He married Andrea Arnold on June 13, 1992 in Janesville, Wisconsin. He proudly served his country in the United States Army for five years stationed in Vietnam. He enjoyed hunting. Charles was a member of the VFW Post 1621 in Janesville, Wisconsin and the American Legion in Beloit, Wisconsin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Billy White; daughter, Angela White and a granddaughter, Paula Banks.

Charles is survived by his wife, Andrea White of the home; five children, Tamara Franks of Rogers, Arkansas, Stephen White of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Kenneth White of Rogers, Arkansas, Machelle Banks of Oklahoma and Belinda White of Tulsa, Oklahoma; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren; along with a host of other relatives and friends who will dearly miss Charles.

A visitation will held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 10:00 am to Noon at the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at this time. Cremation will follow the service.