JOPLIN, MO —
Brian Karl Walkup, died May 18, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo., due to complications of Multiple Sclerosis.
Brian was born on March 22, 1957, in Tuscola, Ill., to Wayne and Virginia Walkup.
He attended Milliken University, attained his Registered Nurse license from Decatur Memorial Hospital and his BSN from the University of Texas, Arlington.
He spent his medical career at Baylor University Medical Center, Arlington, Arlington Memorial and Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, working in the ER and ICU areas. He was an avid reader, a history buff and enjoyed music, the theater and traveling.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Donna Eastin, of Atwood, Ill.
He is survived by his parents, of Baxter Springs, Kan.; one sister, Pam Wolfe, of Winfield, Kan.; a brother, Tracy Walkup, of Norcross, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; and his longtime partner, Christina Bottger, of Joplin.
Graveside services will be held Friday, May 25, at Mackville Cemetery, Atwood, Ill.
Arrangements are being made through Abbott Funeral Home in Baxter Springs.
JOPLIN, MO —
Lois Kay Morehead "Cake Lady"
Lois Kay Morehead "Cake Lady", 69, Neosho, Mo., died Dec. 11, 2013, at her home in Neosho, following a short illness.
Celia White Scifers
Celia Celeste White Scifers, age 93, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of the Joplin area, passed away at 6:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Culpepper Place of Springfield East.
Rosalee Tackett, 79, passed away on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28, 2013, after an illness.
Leslie C. Deverick
Leslie Carl Deverick, U.S.N. Retired, age 90, of Carterville, Mo., passed away at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at his home following a two year illness.
Mary L. Hunt
Mary Lorese Hunt, age 96, formerly of Joplin, Mo., passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Lynchburg, Tenn., of natural causes.
J.C. "Jake" Neatherry
J.C. "Jake" Neatherry, 96, Carthage, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Carthage Health and Rehab, Carthage.
Steven C. Littchum
Steven Craig Littchum, 60, was called to Heaven at 12:10 a.m. Dec. 9, 2013.
George W. Stafford
George W. Stafford, 86, Carthage, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at his home, east of Carthage.
Delcie Helen Turner
Delcie Helen Turner (Grandma Turner) passed from her temporary residence to her eternal home, peacefully, on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Oklahoma City, Okla.
In loving memory of C.H.
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