The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


July 27, 2013

Doris L. Youngblood

DIAMOND, Mo. — Doris L. Youngblood, 84, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at her home in Diamond, Mo.

Doris was born Oct. 18, 1928, to Louis Reed and Margie (Ives) Reed in Carthage, Mo. She was a homemaker. Doris worked for 15 years with the Diamond School District. She was a lifetime resident of the Carthage and Diamond area. She was a member at the First Christian Church, of Carthage, and had been attending Diamond Christian Church.

Doris was married to Clyde L. Youngblood on Oct. 27, 1948, in Carthage. He preceded her on Sept. 28, 2001.

Doris is survived by two daughters, Gayla Simpson and husband, Walter, of Diamond, and Brenda Buckner and husband, Tom, of Joplin; one brother, Mike Reed and wife, Debbie, of Carthage; one twin sister, Dorothy Cook, of Neosho; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Doris was preceded by her parents; her husband, Clyde; one son, Kelly Joe Youngblood on May 11, 1997; and one brother, Bert Reed in January 2013.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 29, at Diamond Cemetery, Diamond. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, at Ulmer Funeral Home.

Contributions can be made to the Diamond Christian Church care of Ulmer Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.

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