The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 3, 2014

Frank "Beans" Owen Wolfinbarger

NEOSHO, Mo. — Frank "Beans" Owen Wolfinbarger, 86, Neosho, Mo., died Jan. 1, 2014, at Medicalodge in Neosho, following a lengthy illness.

Frank was born April 9, 1927, in Neosho, and had resided in the Grand Lake and Tiff City area most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II; worked for Harvey Seba and then went into business with his son, Gary, as Wolfinbarger Painting in 1972 and retired in 1990. He loved being outdoors and spending time with his family.

Frank and Emma (Marks) were married on March 28, 1947, and she preceded him in death in June, 2002.

He is survived by a son, Gary Wolfinbarger and wife, Janine, Neosho; two grandchildren, Robert Wolfinbarger and wife, Angie, Seneca, and Kristi Swint and husband, Stuart, Odessa, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Parker Wolfinbarger and Ian and Mallory Swint; and a brother, Lloyd Wolfinbarger, Seneca. In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Al-Saeedan; three brothers, Amos "Kilroy" Wolfinbarger, Clifford "Cotton" Wolfinbarger and James "Bucky" Wolfinbarger; and two sisters, Sylvia and Betty.

Military graveside services will be Monday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. at the Gibson Cemetery, Scott Yeakey will officiate. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 3 to 4 pm at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Contributions in memory of Frank may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850-0066.

Service arrangements are under the directions of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

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