Sunday, July 21, 2024

Patricia Waldbuesser

(From Weng Funeral Chapel)

Patricia Jean Waldbuesser, 67 of Liberal, Missouri passed away Sunday, July 21, 2024 at her home. She was born on May 22, 1957 in Jasper County, Missouri to Vance Darrell and Maxine (Linthicum) Bull.

Patricia was a homemaker and worked in the receiving department for Wal Mart in Lamar for 35 Years. She graduated from Golden City High School. Patricia was a member of the Jasper V.F.W. ladies Auxiliary and the Faith Lutheran Church in Carthage.


Patricia was united in marriage to Fred Waldbuesser on June 15, 1979. He survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Joy Waldbuesser, one brother, Sam Bull, one sister, Karolyn Tinkey, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers Tom Bull, and Dale Whitmer.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 10:00am at Faith Lutheran Church, Carthage, MO.. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 23, 2024 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 pm at Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper, MO. Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Faith Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Weng Funeral Chapel. Online condolences can be made at Weng Funeral


Saundra Harrison

(From Stumpff Funeral Home)

Saundra D. Harrison, Branson West, MO, daughter of Grady and Lois M. (Lowry) Townsend, was born September 28, 1948, at Springfield, MO, and departed this life on July 18, 2024, at the age of 75.

On January 25, 2003, she was united in marriage to Roger A. Harrison and held membership in the Keystone Baptist Church, Reeds Spring, MO.

Saundra is preceded in death by her father and mother, Grady and Lois Townsend of Joplin, Missouri.

She is survived by her husband, Roger Harrison, Branson West, MO; brother, Randy Townsend and his wife, Victoria of Raymore, MO; daughter, Kristina Townsend and her wife, Stephanie Canfield of Tulsa, OK; son and his wife, Aaron and Ashley Hailey, including their three children, Alleigh, Evelyn, and Liam, of Joplin MO and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 21, 2024, at the Keystone Baptist Church, Reeds Spring, MO, with Pastor Michael O’Sullivan conducting the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home, Kimberling City, MO.

Arnold Landers

(From Ozark Funeral Home)

Arnold E. Landers was born December 12, 1934, to Oliver Landers and Jewell Gardner Landers in Jane, Missouri.

After graduating from Pineville High School, Arnold joined the U.S. Army and served 2 years in Korea. Upon returning to the U.S. he settled in California and became a builder/contractor, starting his own company in 1959 in Tulare and Lindsay. In 1980, he and his wife returned to Missouri where he continued building and began farming.


Arnold married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Woodfill Landers, on June 25, 1955. Together they had 2 sons, Douglas (wife Susie) and Gregory (wife Debbie), 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Oliver Landers Jr and brother in-law Harry Woodfill. He is survived by his sister in-law Kay Landers, sister in-law Doris Woodfill, sister in-law Janet Perry and husband Walter, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Arnold was a strong Christian man who devoted many hours to serving the Lord. He was a member of American Legion Post 392 Pineville, served as chaplain and helped with the Honor Guard as long as he could march. He used his God-given ability as a builder to help construct churches in California and Missouri and helped on many projects in each community he lived in.


In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Gideon Society or Tracy Cemetery.

Memorial services will be August 3, 2024, at the Pineville Christian Church at 10 AM.

Leah Sulier

(From Parker Mortuary)

Leah Bernice Sulier, age 72, of Joplin, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2024 in Joplin as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Leah was born August 31, 1951 in Downey, CA, one of 12 children born to the late Laverne Byron Sulier and Alice Gene “Genie” (Crawford) Sulier. She followed her dad’s military career and lived in several locations before graduating from Granger High School, West Valley City, UT. She had an adventurous spirit and was proud to have visited every capital of the United States. She was proud of her service with the United States Army where she served for 2 years, stationed in Germany.


She has lived in Joplin for over 40 years, she was a member of several community churches and organizations where she often volunteered. She had many friends in her community and loved all of her friends at Mercy Village, the DAV and Senior Center. She was very big on education and was always trying to learn something new. She enjoyed genealogy, making things for people, meeting new people, she also loved to travel, and was always available to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be missed by many.

In addition to her parents, Leah was preceded in death by a brother, Rick Sulier.

Survivors include her daughters, Angela Wooden and husband Mike, and April Chew and husband Steve both of Joplin, a son, Paul Horwath, Jr. and wife Marie of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Gabe Wooden and Hannah, Gentry Wooden and Liz, Logan Reynolds and Tabitha, Autumn Reynolds and Daniel, Abbie Reynolds and Taryn, and Keith and Jossie Chew; great-grandchildren, Westin Wooden, Harley and April Horwath, and Anya and Finley Reynolds; brothers, Mike Sulier, Mark Sulier and Melissa, John Sulier and Becky, Joel Sulier and Kathy, Paul Sulier and Kelly, and Ronnie Sulier and Debra; sisters, Lynn Littler and Craig, Annette Sulier, Bernadene Winsick, Christene Johnson-Taylor, and Samantha Garrison and Bill; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Inurnment of her ashes will take place at a later date in the Springfield Missouri Veterans Cemetery.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Doris Lawson

(From Mason-Woodard Mortuary)

Doris (Miller) Lawson, age 68, of Joplin, MO passed away surrounded by family and loved ones in the comfort of her home on July 17th, 2024.

Doris was born on May 26th, 1956 in Joplin, MO to her parents Jessie and Elsie (Horne) Miller.

She worked as supervisor at Sunbeam for many years until her retirement.

She is preceded in death by her parents; five siblings, Melvin Miller, Lewis Miller, Karen Ruddick, Claudette Jones, and Sharon Miller; one grandson, Christian Jones.

Doris is survived by one brother, Mike Miller (Debbie); four children, Steven Miller, Miranda Alvarez, Jamie Brisbin (Paul), and James Spencer; twelve grandchildren, David Jones, April Jones, Caleb Jones, Layla Evans, Alejandro Alvarez, Cayden Evans, Ayla Spencer, Cheyenne Douglas, Dakota Douglas, Grayson Spencer, Maggie McCoy, Mason McCoy; three great-grandchildren, Claire Brisbin, Majesti Jones, and Charlee Jones.

She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Doris Wallace

(From Paul Thomas Funeral Home)

Doris Marie Wallace, age 90, of Miami, Oklahoma passed away on Thursday July 18th at her home in Miami, Oklahoma.

Doris was born on January 8, 1934 in Picher, Oklahoma to Kenneth and Marie Gorman. She was a resident of Miami, Oklahoma.

Doris married her late husband Lesley Wallace at the age of seventeen. They had a love that was indescribable. They created a family together and lived in Miami, Oklahoma for most of their lives.

Doris worked at Walmart in Miami, Oklahoma for more than thirty years. She was loved by all who knew her. She loved sports and especially loved watching football. On a fall day you could find her watching any football game on television. She would often say Go Chiefs! Above all she loved the Lord and her family.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Marie Gorman, her husband Lesley Wallace, her daughter Tina Cravens, her grandson Corey Wallace, her granddaughter Kandy Kahler, her siblings Jerry Gorman, Kenneth Gorman and Carol Gorman.

Doris was survived by her children Nancy Brooks of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, her son Michael Wallace of Miami, Oklahoma, her daughter Lisa Wallace of Miami, Oklahoma, her son Kelly Wallace of Miami, Oklahoma, her grandchildren: Christopher Kahler of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Kevin Kahler of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Shaunda Brooks of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Jeremy Wallace of Seneca, Missouri, Jennifer Smith of Miami, Oklahoma, Travis Cravens of Miami, Oklahoma, twelve great grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.

Family viewing will be on Sunday July 21 from 3-5 p.m. Open viewing will be on Monday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, Oklahoma. No services will be held. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Oklahoma. Online condolences may be made at

Frances Quintana

(From Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home)

Frances Quintana of Emporia, Kansas, passed away June 30, 2024. She was 89 years old.

Frances was born on April 3, 1935, on a farm near Peabody, Kansas, the daughter of Jacob and Anna (Wall) Seibel. She married Samuel Quintana in 1953 in Bartlesville, OK. Samuel passed away on May 29, 1994.

Survivors include daughters, Karen Henderson, Carthage, MO, Karla Quintana, Carthage, MO, Janet (Rodney) Haag, Emporia, KS; grandchildren, Paul Henderson, Melissa Henderson, Valerie Prince, and Anthony Haag; great grandchildren, Kohen Saxon, Kavin Saxon, Kylie Saxon, Athena Henderson, and Kaleb Prince.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Quintana; parents, Anna and Jacob Seibel; brothers, Elmer Seibel, Clarence Seibel, Ernest Seibel, Homer Seibel, Wallace “Wally” Seibel; and sister, Lucena “Sis” Theissen.

Frances was employed as a baker for the school district in Bartlesville, OK, then later for the School District in Emporia, KS. When she moved to Shawnee, KS she was employed as an office assistant for the School Services Leasing Company in Shawnee. Frances was a member of the Red Hat Society in Emporia, KS. She loved gardening and planting flowers. Her true passion was her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was an amazing homemaker, baker, cook, decorator, and seamstress, making her children’s clothes by hand, and making their Barbie and doll clothes as well.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, at the Didde Catholic Campus Center located at 1415 Merchant Street in Emporia, KS, with a visitation following the service. A private burial will take place later at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Emporia Friends of the Zoo and sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 175, Emporia, Kansas 66801. You can leave online condolences at