The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 27, 2014

Louis J. Metz

MONETT, Mo. — Louis Joseph Metz, 60, of Monett entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

He was born on Jan. 22, 1954, in Providence, R.I., the son of Elizabeth (Deming) Metz and the late Louis Frances Metz.

He was united in marriage on Feb. 26, 1999, in Springfield, Mo., to Marianne Beary, she survives.

He was a pharmacist and the owner of Old Towne Pharmacy, Old Towne Strip Mall, and Encore Furniture in Monett, Sater Pharmacy in Cassville, Mo. and Sunshine Health Mart Pharmacy in Springfield, Mo. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cassville and Habitat for Humanity for seven years serving as Vice President for five of those seven years.

Louis is survived by his wife, Marianne, of the home; mother, Elizabeth, of St. Louis, Mo.; one son, Matthew Metz, of Springfield; one daughter, Lauren Winegard, of Springfield; one step-daughter, Wendy C. Coberly, of Spokane, Mo.; three brothers, Paul Metz, of St. Louis, David Metz, of St. Peters, Mo. and Ted Metz, of Pennsylvania; one sister, Joyce Muller, of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren, Kristina, Alex, Ragan, Abby and Ben Winegard, of Springfield, Mo. and Karinne and Austin Coberly, of Spokane, Mo.

Visitation for Louis is being held Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo. Funeral services are being held Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cassville, Mo., with Rev James Weaver officiating. Burial will follow services in Springfield, Mo.

Memorial donations for Louis may be made to the Habitat for Humanity in Cassville, Mo.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo.

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