The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 6, 2013

Melanie D. Dahlman

The Joplin Globe

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Melanie Dawn Dahlman, 39, of Webb City, Mo., departed this life on Saturday morning, May 4, 2013, in the comfort of her home after several months of declining health.

Melanie entered this life on June 26, 1973, in Joplin, Mo. She was raised in Webb City, Mo. and was a 1992, graduate of Webb City High School. She had worked at the Webb City Wal-Mart, Toys-R-Us and Goodwill both located in Joplin. She resided in Carthage for six years before moving back home to Webb City. She enjoyed writing poetry and knitting wool hats and scarves to donate to local charities. Melanie was a member of the First Christian Church in Webb City.

Melanie is survived by her parents, Joyce and Ed Turner, of Webb City, Mo. and David and Cindy Dahlman, of Jasper, Mo.; two brothers, Jason Turner, of Carl Junction, Mo. and Buzz Turner, of Bedias, Texas; a sister, Ginger Keller, of Carthage, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Marvin and Ola Ray, of Webb City; paternal grandmother, Anna May Turner, of Carthage; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services for Melanie Dahlman are 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the First Christian Church in Webb City with Pastor Mike Geisert officiating. Burial will follow in the Webb City Cemetery. Those honoring her life by serving as pallbearers are Jason Turner, Keagon Turner, Mason Turner, Ken Grosse, Ken Buerge and Max McReynolds. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary in Joplin, Mo.

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Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary in Joplin, Mo.