The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


December 5, 2012

Cherri Lynn Isbell

JOPLIN, MO — Cherri Lynn Isbell, age 41, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 10:50 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her home following a four year illness.

Cherri was born Aug. 30, 1971, in Baxter Springs, Kan., and had lived in Joplin most of her life. Cherri was a graduate of Joplin High School and attended MSSU. She graduated from Wayland Baptist University in Hawaii. She was employed in the Human Resources Department of Freeman Health System. Cherri was also a U.S. Army veteran with 10 years of service. She was a member of the Royal Heights Baptist Church.

Cherri married Gary Isbell Dec. 10, 1988, in Joplin. He survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Zachary Wayne Isbell, of the home; one daughter, Lacy Diane Crossley and husband, John, Joplin; her father and stepmother, Ralph and Jolene Carter, Oronogo, Mo.; her mother, Cherri Ellis, Joplin; four brothers, Frank Carter, Oronogo, Josh Pittsburg Ellis and Blake Ellis, both of Joplin, and Casey Caudle, Carl Junction, Mo.; three sisters, Shannon Carter, Carl Junction, Shelly Woody and husband, Craig, Carterville, Mo., and Melody Whitehead, Seneca, Mo.; and one grandson, Nick Oakleaf, Joplin.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Mason-Woodard Chapel with Joe Workman, Minister, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.

Memorial contributions are requested to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason-Woodard Mortuary, of Joplin.

Online condolences may be made at

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