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Rural Carthage man's death ruled suicide

CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Jasper County coroner has ruled the death of an 89-year-old man, whose body was discovered Monday morning inside his home in the Brooklyn Heights area, a suicide.

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
Mindy Apfel
Posted: April 21, 2015

Minnie Lucile (Mindy) Kolkmeyer Apfel, age 83, of Joplin, Mo., went to be with the Lord at 12:49 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

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Laura L. (George) McFarland
Posted: April 21, 2015

Laura Lorraine (George) McFarland, age 94, Joplin, Mo., passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at a local nursing center.

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Enos Otto Davis
Posted: April 21, 2015

Enos Otto Davis, age 66, of Neosho, Mo., passed away on Monday April 20, 2015, at Landmark Hospital, following an illness.

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Martin Bird
Posted: April 21, 2015

Martin L. Bird, 79, Pierce City, Mo., passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, at Mercy McCune-Brooks, Carthage, Mo.

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Monday 04/20/2015
Donald D. "Don" Comer
Posted: April 20, 2015

Donald D. "Don" Comer, age 71, of Joplin, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Freeman West, following an illness.

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
Margaret E. Holeman
Posted: April 21, 2015

GROVE, Okla. - Margaret E. Holeman, 93, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.

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Thomas L. Rives
Posted: April 21, 2015

LAMAR, Mo. - Thomas "Tommy" Lee Rives, 26, a diesel mechanic with KRD Trucking, passed way Friday, April 17, 2015.

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Bennie Loudermilk
Posted: April 21, 2015

WASHBURN, Mo. - Bennie "Ben" Loudermilk, 85, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.

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James T. Mantonya
Posted: April 21, 2015

PARSONS, Kan. - James Thomas "Tom" Mantonya, 71, a retired Parsons State Hospital employee, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015.

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Nellie A. Collins
Posted: April 21, 2015

GROVE, Okla. - Nellie A. Collins, 73, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015.

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Roy L. Merrill
Posted: April 21, 2015

JOPLIN, Mo. - Roy L. Merrill, 71, a retired factory worker, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015.

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