Sunday, March 12, 2017
Maria Linda Hernandez, age 54, Joplin, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at her home.
Maria was born January 6, 1963 in Long Beach, California, daughter of the late Ambrose Thomure and Mary Potts Thomure. She attended school in several locations as a child following her father's military career. She lived in California before moving to the Joplin area in 2001. Maria had a heart of gold and always put others first. She was a devoted wife, mother, a very special Mimi, a wonderful sister and amazing friend to many. She loved her animals, and was especially fond of her "boys" at Station 5.
She is survived by her husband , Richard Dean "Rick" Hernandez; son, Jack Daniel "J.D." Fields of Kansas City, Kansas, and her daughter, Kathryn "Katie" Fields of Joplin; granddaughter, Adilee VanStavern of Joplin; brother, Joseph Thomure of Joplin, sisters, Andria Prince of California, Melodie Thomure of California, and Melissa Thomure of Rhode Island; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at One Church, 2802 New Hampshire, Joplin with Rev. Tim Sumners officiating.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.