The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Obits

April 26, 2012

Willard Evans McKlintic

NEOSHO, MO —

Willard Evans McKlintic, 93, Neosho, Mo., died April 24, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, following a short illness.

Willard was born Oct. 20, 1918, in Greenville, Mo., the son of Walter Evans and Myrtle (Myers) McKlintic. He served in the Civil Conservation Corp prior to entering the U.S. Army in October 1941, where he served in the 38th Battilion Company B Signal Corp at Camp Crowder and at Fort Mammoth, N.J., and was honorably discharged in December 1945. He began working at Pet Milk Company, Jan. 2, 1946, and retired in 1983, following 38 years of employment. His passion was gardening, fishing, hunting and loved to see things grow. Dad loved to play baseball with his children and was a member of the Neosho American Legion.

Willard married Esther Bennett on Feb. 5, 1944, at Bentonville, Ark. She survives.

Also surviving are four children, Glenda Kay Lasswell, Stotts City, Mo., Wanda Jaimez and husband, Alfredo, Neosho, Roger McKlintic, Nevada, and Kim McKlintic, Springfield; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by six siblings, Maye Olhoff, Hollace McKlintic, Donald McKlintic, Hazel Stout, Hessman McKlintic and Ola Shrum.

Services will be Friday, April 27, at 10 a.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Interment will follow in the Neosho IOOF Cemetery and serving as pallbearers will be Jim Fuller, Andy Bennett, Alfredo Jaimez, Garlund McKlintic, Taylor McKlintic, Chris Shrum and Andy Nimmo. Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Contributions in memory of Willard may be made to the Missouri Veteran’s Home, Mount Vernon, Mo., in care of Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com

 

1
Text Only
Obits
  • ButlerRuthalene Ruthalene Butler

    Ruthalene Butler, 92, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, after a long illness.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • mason woodard Mary A. Ash

    Mary A. Ash, age 80, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 12:56 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, following a battle with Parkinson's disease.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • David Nuel Scroggins

    In memory of David Nuel Scroggins 1948 - 2012

    July 23, 2014

  • Judy A. Orton Judy A. Orton

    Judy A. Orton, 58, of Joplin, Mo. passed away early Monday, July 21, 2014 at Joplin Health & Rehabilitation following a long illness.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Jo Arkle Jo Arkle

    Jo Arkle, 79, Joplin, Mo.,  died July 20, 2014, at Freeman West, Joplin.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Carolyn Anderson Carolyn "Sue" Anderson

    Carolyn "Sue" Anderson, 69, Pierce City, Mo., died July 19, 2014, at her home, following a short illness

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary White Mary White

    Mary Lorraine White, 59, of Joplin, Mo., completed her journey up the stairway to heaven on July 16, 2014.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Blake Aggus Blake Aggus

    Blake Austin Aggus, 23, died July 18, 2014, at his home in Hollister, Mo. He was born September 21, 1990 in Joplin.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Derfelt Edward Crowder

    BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. - Edward Crowder, 72, passed away at his home in Baxter Springs on July 19, 2014, after a battle with cancer.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Simpson Herbert E. Kirkpatrick

    Herbert E. Kirkpatrick Sr. "Guitar Man", age 77, passed away July 19, 2014, in Joplin.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo