SPRINGFIELD, MO —
Kay Lynne Puffinbarger, age 64, passed away on Dec. 15, 2012, in Springfield, Mo., after a lengthy illness.
Kay was born April 13, 1948, in Lawrence, Kan., and was a longtime Joplin resident. Kay graduated from Joplin High School in 1966, and later graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a BS in elementary education and later from Pittsburg State University with a MS in library science. Kay was an elementary education teacher in Kansas and Missouri, and later worked as a library science educator in Missouri and Arkansas.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Robert "Bob" and Laurel Helen Ellsworth Puffinbarger, of Joplin.
Survivors include her brother, Michael Puffinbarger and wife, Leesa; one nephew, Rob Puffinbarger; and one niece, Carrie Puffinbarger, all of Joplin.
The body has been taken for cremation and no services are planned. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery in Pittsburg, Kan., at a later date.
SPRINGFIELD, MO —
Dr. Gary L. Randolph
Dr. Gary L. Randolph M.D., age 76, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 12:49 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his home following a one year illness.
James J. Holden
James J. Holden, age 84, formerly of Joplin, passed away at 3:12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield after a sudden illness.
Becky (Weaver) Narramore
Becky passed away Jan. 16, 2014, in Winterset, Iowa at West Bridge Care and Rehabilitation due to complications of C.O.P.D. She was 78 years old.
Alissa D. Gutierrez
Alissa Danielle Henson Gutierrez, age 28, of Joplin, passed away at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her home after a sudden illness.
Sarah I. Martin
Sarah Irene Martin, 95, Neosho, died April 17, 2014, at Medicalodge in Neosho, following a short illness.
Terry L. Lauderdale
Terry Lee Lauderdale, age 58, of Webb City, Mo., passed away early Friday morning April 18, 2014, at the home of his daughter in Golden City, Mo. following a lengthy illness.
Billy C. Stark
Billy Charles Stark, 59, Carthage, died on Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home after a sudden illness.
Lewis E. Raines Jr.
On April 17, Lewis E. Raines, Jr. slipped the surly bonds of earth and reached out to touch the face of God.
Emily Clements, age 74, of Lamar, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family.
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.
- More Obits Headlines
- Dr. Gary L. Randolph