The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 30, 2014

John Lasiter

CARTHAGE, Mo. — John Lasiter, 76, of Carthage, Mo., passed away at 11:28 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at Freeman West in Joplin.

John was born Dec. 2, 1937, in Carthage. He has been a lifetime Carthage resident. John was the son of Henry Lasiter and Leola Shrock Lasiter. He was employed at Steadley Manufacturing for 30 plus years.  

John was united in marriage to Elizabeth Hinsdale on Sept. 28, 1963, in Carthage. She preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 1996.

Survivors include three daughters, Rita Lasiter, of Sarcoxie, Mo., Robbie Parker, of Carthage, and Margaretta "Ellie" Thornton, of Kansas City, Mo.; three brothers, Martin Lasiter and Loren Lasiter, both of Carthage, and Richard Lasiter, of Webb City, Mo.; four sisters, Henrietta Stark and Rita Mitchell, both of Carthage, Nita Dalton, of Carterville, Mo., and Melicent Palmer, of Sarcoxie; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. John was preceded in death by two grandsons; one brother, Joseph Lasiter; and six sisters, Betty Swafford, Delila Carpenter, Gloria Ann Stark, Mary McNamara, Lucille Magdaleno and Joan Lasiter.

Memorial graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at Friends Cemetery in Purcell.

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Ulmer Funeral Home.

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