The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 29, 2014

Mary Ellen Garris

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Mary Ellen Garris, age 72, of Carl Junction, Mo., formerly of Pierce City, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Mary was born on Feb. 9, 1941, in Emmetsburg, Iowa, to John and Doris Schaney Burke.

Mary worked at Spring River Christian Village in Joplin, Mo., for 15 years as an RNA, CNA and a CMT. Mary loved taking care of people.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Paul Schaney.

She is survived by one brother, Jackie Schaney and wife, Jeanie, of Carthage, Mo.; one sister, Sylvia McGoffin, of California; and four children, Mark Garris, and wife, Lorraine, of Granby, Mo., David Garris and wife, Rose, of Pinellas Park, Fla., Rhonda Carnagey and husband, Doc, of Carl Junction, and Debbi Willoughby and husband, Chris, of Monett. Mary is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Garris will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Monett. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening at Buchanan Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences can be left at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, Mo.

Text Only
  • Garry McDaniel Garry Dean McDaniel

    Garry Dean McDaniel passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at this home in Carl Junction, after a lengthy illness.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Buck Dalton Buck Roosevelt Dalton

    Feb. 15, 1933 - April 14, 2014

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Wanda Dickens Wanda Bell (Harris) Dickens

    Wanda Bell Harris Dickens, 86, Fairview, Mo., died April 15, 2014, at the home of her sister, Willadean, where she had made her home the last two years.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Robert Duvall Robert Clayton Duvall

    Robert Clayton Duvall, 93, passed away March 4, 2014, at the Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Nursing Home in McAllen, Texas.

    April 16, 2014 3 Photos

  • Angie Hoskins Angie Kay Hoskins

    Angie Kay Hoskins, age 50, of Joplin, Mo., went to her heavenly home on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Annabell Roush Annabell Roush

    Annabell McAfee Roush, age 61, of Joplin, passed away at 8:31 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at her home after a sudden illness.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Priscilla M. Tubaugh Priscilla M. Tubaugh

    Priscilla Mae Tubaugh, born to Joseph and Sylvia (Ohler) Webb on Aug. 6, 1933, in Barton County, Mo., passed away at 5:55 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Lockwood, Mo.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Parker Mortuary Jessie L. DiMatteo

    Jessie Lorene DiMatteo, age 92, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at Webb City Health and Rehabilitation.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Benjamin Johnson Benjamin H. Johnson

    In loving memory of Benjamin H. Johnson

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home Lorene E. Ricke

    Lorene E. Ricke, age 93, of Webb City, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo