The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 15, 2013

Donna C. Lauderdale


Donna C. Lauderdale, 75, of Webb City, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Freeman Hospital, following an illness.

Donna was born on April 24, 1937, in Portland, Ore., the daughter of the late Ernest and Iva (Mahurin) Cunningham.

She married Everett Raymond Lauderdale on Oct. 22, 1954, in Monett, Mo.

She received an Associate's degree in Management from Longview Community College in Lee's Summit, Mo. She worked for Avon headquarters in Mundelein, Ill. Upon retiring from Avon, she moved to Joplin, where she worked for H&R Block as a tax preparer for 14 years. She volunteered for Vita tax service for two years and for Crosslines for several years. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where she served as her Sunday school president.

She is survived by one daughter, Jackie West, Webb City; four sons, Everett Lauderdale, Jimmy Lauderdale, Tommy Lauderdale, all of Neosho, and Terry Lauderdale, Webb City; three sisters, Darlene Bibens, Osawatomie, Kan., Wanda Romprey and Carolyn Smith, both of Webb City;  a sister-in-law, Anita Cunningham; 28 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Raymond Lauderdale in 2004; a son, Robert Lauderdale in 2004; and two brothers, Jim and Gene Cunningham.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Rev. Kyle Beverlin and Rev. Leon Hendrix will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church prior to service time.

Memorial contributions may be given to Emmanuel Baptist Church or Crosslines in care of the mortuary.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.

Online condolences may be made at

Text Only
  • Gary Randolph 1 Dr. Gary L. Randolph

    Dr. Gary L. Randolph M.D., age 76, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 12:49 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his home following a one year illness.

    April 20, 2014 4 Photos

  • James J. Holden James J. Holden

    James J. Holden, age 84, formerly of Joplin, passed away at 3:12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield after a sudden illness.

    April 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • Becky Narramore Becky (Weaver) Narramore

    Becky passed away Jan. 16, 2014, in Winterset, Iowa at West Bridge Care and Rehabilitation due to complications of C.O.P.D. She was 78 years old.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alissa D. Gutierrez Alissa D. Gutierrez

    Alissa Danielle Henson Gutierrez, age 28, of Joplin, passed away at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her home after a sudden illness.

    April 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Sarah I. Martin Sarah I. Martin

    Sarah Irene Martin, 95, Neosho, died April 17, 2014, at Medicalodge in Neosho, following a short illness.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry L. Lauderdale Terry L. Lauderdale

    Terry Lee Lauderdale, age 58, of Webb City, Mo., passed away early Friday morning April 18, 2014, at the home of his daughter in Golden City, Mo. following a lengthy illness.

    April 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • Billy Stark Billy C. Stark

    Billy Charles Stark, 59, Carthage, died on Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home after a sudden illness.

    April 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Lewis E. Raines Lewis E. Raines Jr.

    On April 17, Lewis E. Raines, Jr. slipped the surly bonds of earth and reached out to touch the face of God.

    April 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Emily Clements Emily Clements

    Emily Clements, age 74, of Lamar, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Max E. Rose Max E. Rose

    Max E. Rose, 76, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at St. Luke's Heart Institute, Kansas City, Mo., after a courageous battle with numerous health issues.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo