The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 31, 2013

Eileen Worley

LOCKWOOD, Mo. — Eileen Worley, age 87, of Lamar died Friday, March 29, 2013, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Lockwood, Mo.

Eileen was born April 6, 1925, in Nevada, Mo., to Undrell and Mary (Collins) Withrow. She attended school in Nevada and on Sept. 19, 1942, she married Melvin Otho Worley in Nevada, Mo. She and Melvin moved to Lamar in 2005, from Mindenmines, Mo., where they owned and operated Minden Services Company for many years. She was a member of the Nashville Christian Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Eileen loved sewing, gardening, camping and fishing.

Eileen is survived by one son, Jerry and Cathy Worley, of Lamar; three daughters, Gracie and Don Wolf, of Liberal, Mo., Gayle and Douglas Monroe, of Oronogo, Mo. and Anne Worley, of Joplin, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey Monroe, Toni Morgan, Margo Dawson, Summer Abts, Jason Wolf, Jayna Beebe, Heather Williams, and Allison Worley; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; her parents; five brothers, Gene Withrow, Robert Lee (Bob) Withrow, Elwood Withrow, Richard Withrow, and John Mann Jr.; one sister, Leora Bond.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Daniel Funeral Home with Mike Perry  officiating. Burial will be in Worsley Cemetery near Bronaugh, Mo. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Daniel Funeral Home.

Contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

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