The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Tornado: Obituaries

June 9, 2011

Carolane Jean Collins

EAGLE ROCK, MO — May 1949 - May 2011 Carolane Jean Collins, 62, of Eagle Rock, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, in Joplin, Mo. Carolane was born May 9, 1949, in Southwest City, Mo., to Otis and Mildred (Easter) Burton. Carolane graduated from Jay High School in Jay, Okla. She married Thomas in Joplin on Dec. 6, 1991. Carolane worked as a Quality Control Tech for Eagle Picher Technologies for over thirty years before retiring. She was a member of the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Eagle Rock. She enjoyed cooking, spending time with family, canning and antiques. Carolane is survived by her husband, Thomas, of the home; one daughter, Sheila Merriman, of Joplin; one stepson, Nathan Collins, of Fort Scott, Kan.; one brother, Don Burton, of Disney, Okla.; one sister, Marilyn Turner, of Greenwood, Ark., five grandchildren, Tasia Lyn Sims, Matthew Tyler Merriman, Tiffani Nicole Renee Merriman, Trevor Brandon Merriman, and Jamie Collins; one great-grandchild, Aliviah Sims; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Carolane is preceded in death by both her parents and one brother, James Burton. Church services were held Thursday, June 2, at 2 p.m. at Grand Lake Funeral Home Chapel in Jay. Officiating the service are Rev. Jody Ray and asst. Rev. Raymond Scott. Interment will follow at Maysville Cemetery in Maysville, Ark. Services under the direction of Grand Lake Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at grandlakefuneralhomes.com

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Tornado: Obituaries
  • 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.

    September 13, 2011

  • Sweet, Gregan.jpg Gregan Douglas Sweet

    Gregan Douglas Sweet, age 59, of Joplin, passed away from injuries sustained in the tornado on May 22, 2011.

    July 26, 2011 1 Photo

  • J.T. Strickland

    J.T. Strickland, 85, a motel manager, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011.

    July 9, 2011

  • Gaudsmith,Charles.jpg Charles K. Gaudsmith Charles Kenneth Gaudsmith, 21, Carthage, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, from injuries sustained in the Joplin tornado.

    June 30, 2011 1 Photo

  • Gideon,Billie.jpg 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.

    June 30, 2011 1 Photo

  • Lansaw,don.jpg 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.

    June 30, 2011 1 Photo

  • 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.

    June 25, 2011

  • Bresee,Burnice.jpg Burnice Bresee

    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.

    June 24, 2011 1 Photo

  • 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.

    June 22, 2011

  • Alice L. Cope

    Alice L. Hudson Cope, 79, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011.

    June 21, 2011