The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 26, 2014

Artie Trombley

JOPLIN, Mo. — Artie E. Trombley, age 89, went to be with her Lord and Saviour at 8:46 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at National Healthcare following a three month illness.

Artie was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Joplin, to Wesley and Blanche (Munger) England, who preceded her in death. She was a lifetime Joplin resident. She worked several years for Howsmon's Office Supply in Joplin. She had also worked as a cook for the Joplin Woman's Club and worked in the Physical Therapy Department for St. John's Hospital. Artie was a member of the Harmony Heights Baptist Church and recently celebrated 50 years as a Christian and member of the church.

Artie married Oliver J. Trombley Jan. 2, 1945, in Joplin. He preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 2005, following 60 years of marriage.

She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Theodore Jerry Trombley; four brothers; and two sisters.

Artie was a devoted wife, mom, grandma and great-grandmother. Survivors include a son, Jack Trombley and wife, Jeanie, Webb City; two daughters, Linda Kelly and husband, Jim and Janice Anderson and husband, Ronnie, all of Athens, Ala.; one sister, Loretta Johnson, Joplin; six grandchildren;  12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews in the local area as well as in New York and Connecticut.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Webb City, with Dr. Tim Sumners, Rev. Charlie Burnett and Rev. Kyle Beverlin officiating. Burial will follow in the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. The grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions are requested to Harmony Heights Baptist Church in care of the mortuary.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason-Woodard Mortuary, of Joplin.

Online condolences may be made at

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