The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Obits

December 20, 2013

Mary J. Amos

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Our mother, Maria Josephina Munoz Amos (Granados), 71, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. She battled her cancer for a long time. All the while with a smile on her face. Even when you could tell she was in dire pain. She would smile and not let it affect her sweet and caring disposition.

Mom was married to Dad, Donald Amos, for over 52 years. During this time their love created five sons, Donald Jr. (Donny), Timothy (Tim - deceased), Ellsworth (Ozzy), Silver and Jesus Tarazon (JT). Mom also had nine grandchildren, Levi, Scott, Karina, Maria, Emerald, Alex, Megan, Madison and Sophia. Among her family (sister, brother, nieces, nephews, in-laws and anyone that has ever been blessed to meet Mom) the loss will be felt for many ages to come.

Mom held many professions and jobs with hospitals, companies, organizations, civil service and so on. She volunteered to help others in any way she could. People would seek her out for help and she turned none away. However, none were more important than being a wife, mother, granny, sister, aunt and a friend to ANYONE. Mom could find good in any person or situation.

It would be impossible to write how Mom impacted everyone and anyone that came in contact with her. She was an eternal optimist. While battling cancer she could only smile and comfort others with their pain. During her last days she would be sure to say that "It's ok baby, I am going to be just fine. How are you doing?"

Any regular obituary is such a succinct summary of our mother's life, that we thought it best for many to know that she was much more than a retired bank teller. Just ask any that knew her. Please ask. If you didn't get a chance to meet her, we are sorry. We know she would have just loved you too.

A celebration of Mom's life will be held at Pineville Community Building in Pineville, Mo., on Dec. 22, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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