The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 28, 2014

Agatha Irere Lambeth

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Agatha Irere Lambeth, 97, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at St. Luke's Nursing Home, Carthage, Mo.

Agatha was born Nov. 3, 1916, in Maple Grove, Mo.

Agatha was united in marriage to A.J. Lambeth March 3, 1935; they lived east of Avilla, Mo., and were blessed with four children. Years later they moved to the farm located in the Deer Creek school community near Maple Grove. She worked for Belks in Carthage; they also operated a drive-in-restaurant in Columbus, Kan., for several years.

She is preceded by her husband, A.J. Lambeth in 2004; and two sons, Jimmy Lambeth and Gordon Lambeth.

Agatha is survived by one son, Larry Lambeth and wife, Doris, of Noel, Mo.; and one daughter, Rolena Shaw and husband, Stanley, of Carl Junction, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Agatha was baptized at Forest Park Church in Joplin years ago.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 3, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Visitation will be held 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Avilla Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.

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