The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


August 27, 2013

Wayne Mahan

NEOSHO, Mo. —   

Wayne Mahan, 85, Neosho, Mo., died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Medicalodge in Neosho, following a lengthy illness.

Wayne was born June 2, 1928, in McDonald County, Mo., the son of Loy and Ethel (Linton) Mahan. He was a lifelong area resident and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, being honorably discharged as a sergeant. He worked as a diesel mechanic at B.F. Goodrich, retiring after 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trail rides and working with his farm animals.

Wayne and Bonnie (Johnson) were married on June 10, 1952, at Bentonville, Ark. She survives.

Additional survivors include a brother, Harold Mahan and wife, Jean, of Miami, Okla.; three sisters, Norma Leader and husband, Bill, of Seneca, Mona Pogue and husband, Glen, of Stella, and Leona Reinhard and husband, Joe, of Columbus, Ohio; three nephews, eight nieces and numerous extended family. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Armond Mahan.

Services will be Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Dr. Jerry Siegel will officiate. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery with full military honors. Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Johnson, Rick Bormaster, Warren Mahan, Joe Reinhard, Bryan Smith and Murphy Biglow. Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Contributions in memory of Wayne may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the charity of choice in care of Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.

Service arrangements are under the directions of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

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