Monday, September 26, 2016

John Green

(From Buchanan Funeral Home)

John Wesley Green was dispatched to Heaven on September 23, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Carthage, MO. He worked for Barry-Lawrence County Ambulance District as an E.M.T. for 18 years, before that he worked in Oakland, CA for the Oakland Tribune Newspaper for 25 years. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Darlene; his son, Kenneth; and by his brother, Leon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Edith; a sister, Gloria; a brother, Franklin; a daughter, Elizabeth; and a son, Matthew.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Teed officiating. Interment will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Monett. The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.

Mary Hundley

(From Parker Mortuary)

Mary Louise Hundley, age 92 of Joplin, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at Carthage Health and Rehabilitation.

Mary was born December 12, 1923 in Marshalltown, Iowa to the late William E. Hayes and Elizabeth M. Reinhardt Hayes. Mary was the office manager at Lyon Finance in Marshalltown right up until the day she married John (Jack) F. Hundley on March 5, 1955, who preceded her in death on August 30, 2009. On that date, she began her life of devotion, love and unwavering rock of support to her Savior, husband and children. Their life journey took them to North Plate, Nebraska from 1955 to 1958, moving to Denver, Colorado from 1958 to 1968, and on to other destinations together before arriving into Joplin from 1968 to present.

As their children got settled in school, Mary started a part-time career with Cardinal Scale Manufacturing in 1969, eventually going full-time. She retired in December of 1985 as Credit Manager. In her retirement years, she enjoyed her Catholic faith at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, traveling with her husband to visit cherished family and friends, and most importantly, doting over her four grandchildren, Michael, William, Evan and Kathryn. Even when her memory was fading, she always would ask about each grandchild by name and how they were doing and where they were living.

What an amazing women you have been Mary L. Hundley. You will be missed dearly by all, but you will definitely never be forgotten.

Survivors include a son, John W. Hundley and wife, Roseann of Plainsboro, New Jersey; their children, Evan P. Hundley of Baltimore, Maryland and Kathryn Hundley of Washington, D.C.; daughter, JoAnn Ramsey and husband, Richard of Joplin and their children, Michael B. Snyder and William K. Lisle Jr., both of Dillon, Colorado; sister, Ruth Mortimer of Aimes, Iowa.

Other than her parents and husband, Mary is preceded in death by two brothers, Phillip and William Hayes.

A memorial mass will be held Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Joplin with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. up to service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau Office of Vocations in care of the mortuary.

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

Robbie Southard

(From Ulmer Funeral Home)

Robbie Jewell Southard was 81 years old when she passed away around 9:00 pm, Saturday, September 24, 2016 at St. Luke’s Nursing Home, Carthage, Missouri. She was born August 7, 1935 in Prairie Grove, Arkansas to Leland Fidler and May E. Fidler. She was married to Wayne Southard on May 18, 1955 in Duenweg, Missouri.

Robbie was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in March of 1970. She attended the East Joplin Congregation. She was very active and faithful to her God Jehovah till the end of her life.

Robbie is survived by three sisters, Roberta “Jody” DeBord, Sybil Jones, Lillie Irwin and one brother Ivan Fiddler.

Robbie was proceeded in death by her sister Corrine “Cappie” Smith and brothers Donny Fidler and Lonnie Fidler, her parents and her husband Wayne.

Surviving children include Ronald and Bette Southard of Diamond, Missouri, Scott and Judy Southard of Joplin, Missouri, and Richard and Tina Southard of Diamond, Missouri.

Her grandchildren include Zachary and wife, Lacie Southard of Lexington, South Carolina, Jason Southard of Diamond, Missouri, Ethan Southard of Queensbury, New York, Shalanna and husband Ben Ducote, Tesa and husband Cole Anderson, all of Diamond, Missouri. Her great grandchildren include Jaidyn, Benton and Anilai.

She has many nieces and nephews still living, as well as many friends that will greatly miss her warm smile and the twinkle in her eye.

Memorial services will be held 4:00 pm, Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Joplin East Kingdom Hall, 2500 South County Lane 203, Joplin, Missouri under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Linda Stuart

(From Parker Mortuary)

Linda Grace Stuart, age 69 of Joplin, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Joplin Gardens following a short illness.

Linda was born May 14, 1947 in Modesto, California to Allen Dennis Stuart and LaVonne LaValley Stuart. Linda graduated from Escalon High School, Escalon, California. She worked as a secretary for school administration but really was the ultimate mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her mother, LaVonne Stuart of Riverbank, California; daughter, Christy Arnce and husband, Bill of Joplin; sons, James Eagles and wife, Denise of Joplin, Jeff Eagles and wife, Jennifer of Modesto, California, Kevin Eagles of Joplin; sisters, Yvonne Cremer and husband, Mike of Leavenworth, Washington, Diane Langley and husband, John of Plumas Lake, California; brother, Dennis Stuart and wife, Toni of Kingman, Arizona; 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren plus many extended family and friends.

Linda is preceded in death by her father, A. Dennis Stuart.

Per Linda's wishes, no services are planned and cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin, Missouri.

Friday, September 23, 2016

John Huy Quang Vu

(From Knell Mortuary)

John Huy Quang Vu, 79, Carthage, MO passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Landmark Hospital, Joplin, MO. John was born on February 2, 1937 in Tuc Thanh, Nam Dinh, Vietnam to Loc Van Vu and Tam Thi Vu. He was a Catholic Priest and spent the last 41 years in Carthage.

A Wake will be held 8:30 p.m., Monday, September 26, 2016 at CMC Carthage. Funeral Mass will be held 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at CMC Carthage with interment following at Park Cemetery, Carthage. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.

Carman Warnaca

(From Ozark Funeral Home)

Mrs. Carman Ann Warnaca, 65, of Noel, Missouri, departed this life on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Freeman Hospital in Neosho, Missouri, after months of declining health.

Carman entered this life on August 7, 1951, in Baker, Oregon, born to the union of Margerie (Schon) Crosby and the late Harold Crosby. She was raised in Noel, Missouri, and was a 1969 graduate of McDonald County High School. After high school she enlisted and served her country faithfully in the United States Air Force. On September 13, 1985, she was united in marriage to Phillip Warnaca and together they have shared the last thirty-one years. She worked as a bookkeeper for Cooper Communities in Northwest Arkansas for many years. She and Phillip resided in Neosho and Joplin before moving to Noel, Missouri, in 2013. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and watching Jeopardy.

Carman is survived by her husband, Phillip Warnaca of the home; a daughter, Karla Glass and husband, James, of Pasadena, Maryland; a stepson, Phillip Ira Warnaca and wife, Colleen, of Pineville, Missouri; her mother, Margerie Greene of Noel, Missouri; a brother, Herb Crosby of Maysville, Arkansas; a half-sister, Bobbie Crosby of Wyandotte, Oklahoma; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Graveside funeral services with full military honors for Mrs. Warnaca are 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at the Petty Cemetery near Noel, Missouri, with Pastor Marilyn O’Brien officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Ozark Funeral Home in Noel, Missouri.

Carrie Denker

(From Ozark Funeral Home)

Mrs. Carrie Le’Ona Denker, 80, of Anderson, Missouri, departed this life into Glory on Monday morning, September 19, 2016, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Missouri, on the very day she married her late husband sixty-three years ago.

Carrie entered this life on December 15, 1935, in Granby, Missouri, the eldest and only daughter born to the late Alfred Newton and Bonnie (Arnall) Keith. Her family moved to Anderson, Missouri, when she was in the 7th grade, graduating from Anderson High School in the class of 1953. On September 19, 1953, in Granby, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Winston LaVerne Denker and to this union one daughter was born. After they were married they made their home in Wichita, Kansas and Winston began employment with Boeing Aircraft in their sheet metal service division. They traveled the lower forty-eight states working on aircraft and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They resided in Northeast Oklahoma before moving to Anderson, Missouri in 1971. Besides being a devoted homemaker she also worked alongside and supported her husband in the Ministry. Carrie was saved and baptized in 1944 and received the Holy Ghost in 1951. She was a longtime member of the Victory Road Church near Anderson. She enjoyed working in her yard, gospel singings, deer hunting and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of fifty-eight years, Rev. Winston LaVerne Denker on May 29, 2012; a brother David Arnall Keith; and two nephews, Stan and Buddy Keith.

Carrie is survived by her daughter, Ilona Denker of Anderson, Missouri; five brothers, A.F. “Bud” Keith and wife, Sue, Roland “Pet” Keith and wife Jo and Ron Keith and wife, Judy, all of Anderson, Edmond Dale Keith and wife, Judy Kay, of Joplin, and Ted Keith and wife, Brenda, of Grove, Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Denker are 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Victory Road Church near Anderson, Missouri with the Keith family officiating. Burial will follow in the Peace Valley Cemetery in Anderson. Those honoring her life by serving as pallbearers are Randy Keith, Richard Keith, Den Keith, Moni Keith, Jon Keith and Brandon Keith. Honorary Pallbearers are David Lee Keith, Calvin Denker, Dwaine Denker, Gary Keith, Keith Carpenter and in loving memory Stan and Buddy Keith. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. in the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes. In lieu of flowers memorials are being directed to Victory Road Church and contributions may be left at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our

 Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Missouri.