The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 23, 2014

Rolland D. Berliew

JOPLIN, Mo. — Rolland Duane Berliew, age 73, of Loma Linda, Joplin, Mo., passed away on Friday, March 20, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Duane was born on Sept. 21, 1940, in Mountain Grove, Mo., the son of the late Rolland and Pauline (Smith) Berliew. He began his career at 22 years of age on the Apollo Titan Aura Space Mission. He retired as a quality control manager for Martin-Marietta Manufacturing Company. He enjoyed golfing, bass fishing, motorcycling, sports cars and traveling in his RV. He had many friends and he loved his family and dogs dearly.

He married Diane Carrier on June 19, 1978. She preceded him in death on June 28, 1999. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Susan Berliew.

Duane is survived by four children, two daughters, Shelly Berliew, Joplin, Kelly Berliew, Salem, Mass.; one step-daughter, Kelli Carrier-Prendes and husband, Mickey, Joplin; one step-son, Billy Carrier and wife, Angie, Joplin; two brothers, Lowell Berliew, Briarbrook, of Carl Junction, Mo. and Michael Berliew, Carl Junction; one grandchild; and two step-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Jarel Burnside will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory. Online condolences may be made at

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