The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


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.

Text Only
  • Max E. Rose Max E. Rose

    Max E. Rose, 76, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at St. Luke's Heart Institute, Kansas City, Mo., after a courageous battle with numerous health issues.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Parker Mortuary Sharon K. Howell

    Sharon Kay Goins Howell, age 71, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Wednesday, April 17, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Mo.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Darlene Hoggard Darlene Hoggard

    Darlene Hoggard, age 79, of Carl Junction, Mo., passed from this life on Thursday, April 17, 2014, with her family by her side.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Marion H. Pierce Marion H. "Pete" Pierce

    Marion H. "Pete" Pierce, age 73, Carthage, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Loraine M. Harris Loraine Harris

    Loraine Marie "Rainey" (Hawkins) Harris, 63, Seneca, Mo., passed into eternal rest April 15, 2014, at her residence after an illness.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Earl Clifton Drake Earl Clifton "Cliff" Drake

    Flower of the family "Bloomin Idiot"

    April 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • Adam Hoover Adam Paul Hoover

    On April 14, 2014, Adam Paul Hoover passed away in Iowa City, Iowa.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gail Rose M. Gail Rose

    M. Gail Rose, age 61, of Duenweg, Mo., passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at her home.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • James Wicks James E. "Jim" Wicks Sr.

    In loving memory of James E. "Jim" Wicks Sr.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Garry McDaniel Garry Dean McDaniel

    Garry Dean McDaniel passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at this home in Carl Junction, after a lengthy illness.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo