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
  • Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home Louise Williamson Filarski

    Louise Kerr was born on Dec. 5, 1925, in Bartlesville, Okla., to Fred and Katherine Kerr. She was the fifth of nine children. She moved to Joplin with her father and younger twin brothers in 1940.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home Alma "Mora" Terry

    Alma "Mora" Terry, 90, of Joplin, Mo., departed this life peacefully on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bobbie Nichols Bobbie "Jeannie" Nichols

    Bobbie "Jeannie" Nichols, age 61, of Greenfield, Mo., passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at her Cassville, Mo. residence.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Derfelt Funeral Home Gary Scott Crook

    Gary Scott Crook, age 48, passed away suddenly at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, Mo., Tuesday afternoon, April 22, 2014.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ernest Buzzard Ernest Buzzard Jr.

    Ernest B. Buzzard Jr., 82, Joplin, Mo., passed into eternal rest at 4:50 p.m. April 22, 2014, at National Health Care in Joplin, after an illness.

    April 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • Billie Wilber Billie Eleanor Wilber

    Billie Eleanor Wilber, 91, of Maysville, Ark., died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Ozarks Community Hospital in Gravette, Ark.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Evelyn Mayo Couch

    Jan. 9, 1920 - April 23, 2010

    April 23, 2014

  • Derfelt Funeral Home Mary L. Henson

    Mary L. Henson, age  76, passed away at 4:25 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Emerald Pointe Nursing Home, Galena, Kan., following an illness.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wallace Payne Wallace Floyd Payne

    Wallace Floyd Payne, age 88, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at his home after a recent illness on Monday, April 21, 2014.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • Military Honor Thomas R. Jones

    Thomas R. Jones, age 75, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away March 23, 2014, while at home where he resided.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo