The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Obits

July 6, 2013

Elizabeth A. Chaligoj

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Elizabeth A. Chaligoj, age 83, of Carl Junction, Mo., went to be with our Lord on July 3, 2013, following a lengthy illness.

She was born Oct. 21, 1929, to Harold and Verna (Smith) Rice.

She was employed at the Joplin Regional Center and retired Aug. 1, 1990, after 25 years of service. She attended the Galena Assembly of God Church.

She married Rudolph Chaligoj on Oct. 21, 1948, in Pocahontas, Ark.  and he preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 1990.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Anthony Chaligoj; one grandson, Randy (boo) Chaligoj; one sister, Nona Bachus; two brothers, Harold Dean Rice, Charles Rice; and one son in law, Charles Lawver.

Elizabeth is survived by five sons, David Chaligoj and wife, Laurel, Carl Junction, Mo., Randy Chaligoj and wife, Bernie, Joplin, Mo., Ricky Chaligoj and wife, Sally, Carl Junction, Mo., Jimmy Chaligoj and wife, Debbie, Carl Junction, Mo., Phillip Chaligoj and wife, Kim, Jasper, Mo.; three daughters, Sandra Lawver, Carl Junction, Mo., Debra Dorris and husband, Greg, Doniphan, Mo., Teresa Sneed and husband, Jay, Webb City, Mo.; two brothers, Kenneth Rice, Johnny Rice; three sisters, Donna Candillo, Joyce Kelly, Carol Sutton; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday July 8, at the Carl Junction Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 9 a.m. Monday at the Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home Chapel.

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