Claud David

March 11, 1942 – Jan. 18, 2022

Mr. Claud Richard David, 79, of Webb City, departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Mercy Hospital Joplin.

Claud entered this life on March 11, 1942, in Fair Play, Mo., one of three children born to the union of the late Cecil Bruce and Elsie Marcella (Fisher) David. He was raised and attended school in Webb City. He was employed by Missouri Steel for a number of years. He retired doing maintenance for the Perry Family in Webb City. He enjoyed working in his yard and collecting Ford model cars.

His parents and a brother, Bruce, preceded him in death.

Claud is survived by one sister, Peggy Jane Riggins, Carthage; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home, with Pastor Alan McCamey officiating. Burial was in Carterville Cemetery.


Joe Endicott

March 25, 1954 – Jan. 24, 2022

Joseph Ellis Endicott Sr., age 67, of Carl Junction, passed away Monday at his home. Joe was preceded in death by his father Raymond, his mother Mary, his brother Darrel, and his son Joseph Shane. 

He is survived by his brothers, Gary, Bill, and Rickie; his sisters, Sandy and Gail; many nieces and nephews; and his daughter Carla Marie.

Joe was a longtime resident and graduated from Carl Junction High School.  He was a carpenter all his life and performed many construction services in and around the area. He loved to fish and be around his buddies, often bragging about how he could out fish them. That was just Joe and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Joe will be missed by his family and friends. Until next time brother, we will love you and miss you. 

Graveside services will be scheduled at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Carl Junction.


Linda Miles

Feb. 7, 1953 – Jan. 25, 2022

Linda Sue Miles, age 68, of Webb City, passed away on Tuesday at Freeman West Hospital. She was born on Feb. 7, 1953, in Yellville, Ark., to Vance Shipman and Betty (Griffith) Shipman. 

Linda graduated from Missouri Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in education. She was an X-ray tech for 25 years, and taught at Carl Junction and Joplin schools. She loved to teach in the special education department, where she felt she was called to help the children with special needs.

Linda is survived by her husband, David Miles; a daughter, Crystal Crocker; sons, John David Miles II. and wife Rene, Justin William Miles and wife Jaime; grandchildren, Matthew Burkhart, Emily Burkhart, Isabella Barnes, Whitney Miles, Alexis Miles, Taylor Miles, Irelynn Miles, Austin Miles, Griffin Miles and Wyatt Miles; great-grandchildren, Michael Henson, Easton Burkhart and Jameson Kerr.

The family will be present at the family home, 1221 Homestead Drive, Webb City, between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, if you would like to come by and visit at that time. They do request if you come by to please where a mask.

For Linda’s love for children, the family would like donations in her memory to go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home.


Sylvia Patterson

May 11, 1929 – Jan. 22, 2022

Mrs. Sylvia Kathleen Patterson, 92, of Webb City, departed this life on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in the comfort of her home.

Sylvia entered this life on May 11, 1929, in Joplin, one of two daughters born to the union of the late Roy and Sylvia (Atteberry) Oehring. She was raised in Webb City and was a 1947 graduate of Webb City High School. She was employed by Millers Manufacturing for several years as a seamstress, retiring in 1974. She was a talented seamstress and artist. She enjoyed playing the piano and trumpet, traveling, cooking, dancing, tennis and golf. Sylvia was a member of the RLDS Church in Webb City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray Patterson; a son, Mark Patterson; and a sister, Ruth Gray.

Sylvia is survived by her three daughters, Penny Gessler and husband, William, Joplin, Carla Felts, Carl Junction, and Angela Groff and husband John, Webb City; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home, with Pastor Jeff White officiating. Pallbearers will be Heather Nelson, Adrienne Gessler, John Groff, Skyler Nelson, William Gessler and James Copley. Burial will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.


Chad Shields

May 18, 1972 – Jan. 19, 2022

Chad Shields, age 49, of Independence, Mo., passed away at 3:18 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at K.U. Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. 

Chad was born May 18, 1972, in Joplin. He was raised in Joplin and Webb City, and graduated in 1990 from Webb City High School, where in 1989 he was a member of the first Webb City Cardinals football team to win the state championship.

Chad had lived in the Kansas City area since 1997. He was employed as a project manager and project engineer for T-Mobil Cellular Co. in Lee’s Summit for the past 14 years. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Chad was involved in racing, beginning with Legend Cars in 1997. He also owned the Legend Cars dealership in Kansas City for two years. He was currently involved win Power I Midget Racing, with his team winning the Central United States Championship in 2019 and 2020.

Chad married Jennifer Moore on Sept. 4, 2021, and she survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Brady Shields, Lee’s Summit, and Logan Shields, Independence; two stepdaughters, McKylie Davidson, and Karissa Davidson, both of Independence, and his parents, Wally and Debbie Shields, Webb City. Chad was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Smith; and his sister, Kristie Williams.

Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary, with Pastor Josh Patrick officiating. Burial was in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brady Shields, Jerry Lybarger, Tom Nading, Cody Lee, Tyler Hervey and Jerome Myers. Memorial contributions may be made to Joplin Full Gospel Church, 2601 Indiana Ave., Joplin, MO 64804. 


Tony Wilson

Nov. 22, 1952 – Jan. 17, 2022

Mr. Anthony Lynn “Tony” Wilson, 69, of Miller, departed this life on Monday evening, Jan. 17, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

Tony entered this life on Nov. 22, 1952, in Joplin, son of the late George and Ruth Colleen (Lasiter) Wilson. He was raised in Oronogo and was a 1970 graduate of Webb City High School. He furthered his education by attending Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, Kan. 

On Dec. 11, 1971, Tony was united in marriage to Linda Kennedy and to this union two sons were born, Jeremy and Jason. They resided for several years in Winfield, Kan., where Tony was employed by Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, retiring in 2000. In 2002, he and Linda moved to Branson, and in 2011 to Miller. Tony loved being outdoors. He enjoyed landscaping projects, traveling, painting and working in his vineyard. Tony was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Tony is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda Wilson, of the home; two sons, Jeremy Wilson, Miller and Jason Wilson and Jennifer Williams, Joplin; four grandsons, Chad, Tyler, Colton and Curtis; a sister, Vickie Lyons, Joplin; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 24, at Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home, with Pastor Terri Haywood officiating. Burial was in Ozark Memorial Park Cemeter. Pallbearers were Jeremy Wilson, Jason Wilson, Danny Reid, Christopher Blanchette, Richie Lyons and Kiman Kingsley, with Wade Simmons, Steve Page and Darrel Haller serving as honorary pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

Scroll to Top