The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

January 9, 2013

Donald E. Kyger

The Joplin Globe


Donald E. Kyger , 77, of Bella Vista, Ark., passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Concordia Health Care in Bella Vista.

He was born on Aug. 15, 1935, in Diamond, Mo., to Edward Kyger and Fern Fullerton Kyger.

He was service manager for MIT (Missouri-Illinois Tractor) upon retirement, he and his wife relocated to Bella Vista. He enjoyed bowling, golfing and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Naman, Herald and J.B. Kyger.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth N. Kyger, of Raytown, Mo.; one son, Doug Kyger, of Springfield, Mo.; two daughters, Pam Doke and husband, Gary, of Diamond, Mo., and Rhonda Peacock, of Joplin, Mo.; one stepson, Joseph Krizek and wife, Lynne, of Fairbanks, Alaska; two stepdaughters, Diane Krizek and husband, Gene, of Raytown, and Vickie Thompson, of Belton, Mo.; four brothers, Robert Kyger and wife, Jean, of Granby, Mo., John Kyger and wife, Diane, of Carthage, Mo., Gary Kyger and wife, Linda, of Joplin, and Louie Kyger and wife, Nelda, of North Carolina; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, with the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 501 West Market Street, Diamond. Burial will follow the service in the Diamond Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Boulevard, Bella Vista.

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