The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 18, 2014

Marguerite L. LaFevers

JOPLIN, Mo. — Marguerite Louise LaFevers, age 95, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Marguerite was born Nov. 1, 1918, to the late Oliver and Christine Venn Fithian in Nash, Okla. She graduated from Enid Business College in Enid, Okla. She worked as a secretary for many businesses around the Joplin area and then later worked in the cafeteria for the Joplin R-8 School District. She was a faithful member of the Joplin Missionary Baptist Church.

Marguerite married Gernald G.W. "Jerry" LaFevers on Sept. 15, 1956, in Hillsboro, Texas. He preceded her in death on March 8, 1999. In addition to her parents, she also is preceded in death by one child, G.W. LaFevers; one brother, Oliver Fithian Jr.; and her sister, Fae Biby.

Survivors include two daughters, Lanita Youngblood and husband, Lloyd, of Diamond, Mo., Deanna Woolsey and husband, Joe, of Joplin; five grandchildren, Abby Kittrel, Larry Eden, Chris Eden, Shannon Hendricks and Allen Youngblood; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside services are planned for Wednesday, March 19, at 2 p.m. at Ozark Memorial Cemetery, Joplin, Mo. Family visitation will be Wednesday from 1 to 1:45 p.m. then leaving for the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made be made to the American Diabetes Foundation in care of the mortuary.

Services are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin, Mo. Online condolences may be made at

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