JOPLIN, MO — Charles E. Oster, 77, Joplin, died May 22, 2011, from injuries sustained in the May 22, 2011, tornado. Charles was born July 30, 1933, in Roads, Mo., the son of Raymond O. Oster and Velma Rosebud Hampton Oster. He was a lifelong area resident and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was semi retired from Share Corp. of Milwaukee, Wis., as a salesperson and a member of Webb City First Christian Church where he served as a deacon. He was a member of the Collie Club of America and was an official member of the Smoke-Free Joplin signature collection committee. Charles married Janet Hansen on Nov. 8, 1953, at Overland Park, Kan. She survives. He is also survived by three children, Timothy N. Oster and wife, Cindy, Joplin, Carey R. Oster and wife, Shirley, Carl Junction, Mo., and Cheryl Davis and husband, Jimmy, Independence, Kan.; a son-in-law, Kyle Randall, Webb City, Mo.; five grandchildren, Krista L. Stark, Kacie L. Oster, Erin D. Martin, Amanda Carper and Krystal Trosper; 10 great-grandchildren, Reannon and James Stark, Nicholas, Noah, Chloe, Cozette and Silas Carper and Olivia, Kale and Hudson Trosper; two brothers, Lee Roy Martins, Carrollton, Mo., and David Martins; and five sisters, Helen Bareita, Lexington, Mo., Marilyn Wansing, Harden, Mo., Linda Baker, Diane Feitz and Carol Jean Smith, Oshalada, Okla. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Mark Oster; brother, Robert Oster; stepfather, Andrew Hazlett; stepmother, Ruth Martins Oster; and his daughter, Loretta Randall expired on May 23, 2011, from complication of the tornado on May 22nd. The body has been taken for cremation and memorial services will be Tuesday, June 7, at 11 a.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Mike Geisert, minister will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Charles may be made to the Charles Oster Memorial Fund in care of Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850. Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.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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