The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 19, 2013

Paula G. Atkinson


Paula G. Atkinson, 55, of Pittsburg, Kan., passed away Jan. 17, 2013, at home following a three-year battle with cancer.

She was born Aug. 4, 1957, in Pittsburg, the daughter of  John Holly Beecham and Donna Jean (Hoy) Bower.

She married Keith Atkinson on Sept. 22, 1978, in Miami, Okla. She worked as a medical secretary at the Via Christi cancer center in Pittsburg. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Pittsburg.

She is survived by her husband; children, Ryan Atkinson, of Pittsburg, Trever Atkinson and wife, Samantha, of Columbus, Kan., Brian Atkinson and wife, Jacque, of Arma, Kan., and Kristy Jones and husband, Greg, of Scammon, Kan.; grandchildren, Karley and Kerri Jones and Laney and Cole Atkinson; a stepfather, Cloyd Bower, of Pittsburg; a sister, Lanna Bower, of Keller, Texas; and stepsiblings, Calvin Bower, of Carthage, Mo., Marvin Bower, of Pittsburg, and Kim Weber, of Pittsburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Doug Beecham; a sister, Pamela Jaeger; and a grandson, Joseph Todd Atkinson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Church of the Nazarene, 816 East Quincy, Pittsburg. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bath Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg.

Text Only
  • Carolyn Anderson Carolyn "Sue" Anderson

    Carolyn "Sue" Anderson, 69, Pierce City, Mo., died July 19, 2014, at her home, following a short illness

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary White Mary White

    Mary Lorraine White, 59, of Joplin, Mo., completed her journey up the stairway to heaven on July 16, 2014.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Blake Aggus Blake Aggus

    Blake Austin Aggus, 23, died July 18, 2014, at his home in Hollister, Mo. He was born September 21, 1990 in Joplin.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Derfelt Edward Crowder

    BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. - Edward Crowder, 72, passed away at his home in Baxter Springs on July 19, 2014, after a battle with cancer.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Simpson Herbert E. Kirkpatrick

    Herbert E. Kirkpatrick Sr. "Guitar Man", age 77, passed away July 19, 2014, in Joplin.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Matthew Brewer Matthew Brewer

    July 21, 1987 - Aug. 24, 2011

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Eddie Morin Eddie Morin

    Edward "Eddie" Martin Morin, age 91, of Lamar, Mo., passed at his home, Friday, July 18, 2014.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Gary Compton Gary A. Compton

    Gary A. Compton, age 71, lifelong resident of Joplin, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at his home with family at his side.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Derfelt Carolyn L. Street

    Carolyn Lou (Burdge) Street, age 72, of Baxter Springs, passed from this life on July 18, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Military Bobby G. Adams

    Bobby G. Adams, 85, Neosho, died July 17, 2014, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo