JOPLIN, MO — Billie Jo Gideon, age 77, of Joplin, Mo., went to be with the Lord early Monday, May 23, 2011, at Freeman Hospital from injuries suffered during the devastating tornado that hit Joplin on May 22, 2011. Billie was born on Dec. 10, 1933, in Goodman, Mo., the daughter of Conley and Bernice (Johnson) Bellamy. She worked for 32 years at the Pentecostal Church of God Headquarters and Messenger Publishing. Billie attended the First Pentecostal Church of God which is now known as Crown of Life Chapel. She was previously married to Delbert Gideon, he survives. Additional survivors include three sons, Dennis Gideon Sr. and his wife, Blinda, of Joplin, Danny Gideon and his wife, Candy, of Joplin, and Scott Gideon and his wife, Linda, of Joplin; two daughters, Debbie Patterson, of Joplin, and Betty Benfield and her husband, Dale Sr., of Joplin; 10 brothers and sisters; 12 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Billie was preceded in death by one sister. Funeral services have been scheduled for Friday, June 3, at 1 p.m. at the Mason-Woodard Chapel Rev. Paul Dilts will officiate. Burial will immediately follow in Tracy Cemetery, east of Anderson, Mo. Pallbearers will be Tim Beers, Larry Bellamy Jr., Kevin Beaver, Randy Beaver, Billy Ray Watkins and Jamie Watkins. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory. Online condolences may be made at www.masonwoodard.com
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Dorothy M. Johnston
Dorothy M. Johnston, age 91 of Joplin, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at St. Luke’s Nursing Center in Carthage, from injuries sustained in the Joplin tornado.
Gregan Douglas Sweet
Gregan Douglas Sweet, age 59, of Joplin, passed away from injuries sustained in the tornado on May 22, 2011.
J.T. Strickland, 85, a motel manager, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011.
- Charles K. Gaudsmith Charles Kenneth Gaudsmith, 21, Carthage, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, from injuries sustained in the Joplin tornado.
- Billie Jo Gideon Billie Jo Gideon, age 77, of Joplin, Mo., went to be with the Lord early Monday, May 23, 2011, at Freeman Hospital from injuries suffered during the devastating tornado that hit Joplin on May 22, 2011.
- Donald Wayne Lansaw Mr. Donald Wayne Lansaw Jr., 31, of Joplin, Mo., departed this life suddenly on Sunday evening, May 22, 2011, at his home from injuries sustained in the devastating Joplin tornado.
Martha Jane Webb
Martha Jane Webb, 76, Nevada, Mo., formerly of Carthage, Mo., passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011, in the Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, Mo., from injuries sustained in the May 22, Joplin tornado.
Burnice M. Bresee, age 91, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at McCune Brooks Hospital from complications with her health following the Joplin tornado.
Grace Marie Sanders
Grace Marie Sanders passed from this life at 3:08 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2011, at St. John’s Intensive Care Unit in Springfield, Mo., from complications following surgery.
Alice L. Cope
Alice L. Hudson Cope, 79, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011.
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