As of Wednesday, April 24, 2024
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Steve Barlett

Jan. 25,1955 – March 21,2024

Steven R Barlett passed away in St Louis on March 21, 2024, following heart surgery and years of failing health. Steve is the son of the late Georgia (Gilliam) Barlett and George Barlett, of Webb City. He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis; his parents; nine brothers, Wayne, Don, Ron, Gary, Jim, Ed, Mick, Tony and Rocky; and four sisters, Mary Barlett, JaniceReed, Pat Thurlo and Debbie Barlett.

Steve is survived by his son, Daniel Barlett; his stepdaughter, Crystal; three grandchildren; two sisters, Beth Maynard, of Oronogo, and Sherry Barlett, of Wichita, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Steve will be greatly missed by family and friends. He loved camping and fishing and spending time with some of his buddies. One of his best friends, Bob Parish, will miss him greatly.


Jace Goodwin

Nov. 13, 2003 – April 22, 2024

Jace Gregory Goodwin, of Webb City, a cherished son, brother, grandson, uncle, and friend, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 22, 2024, at 6:01 p.m. at Mercy Hospital Joplin due to complications from a tragic automobile accident that occurred on Aug. 14, 2021, just a few days before the start of his senior year. Born on Nov. 13, 2003, in Lebanon, Mo., Jace’s infectious smile and boundless kindness left an indelible mark on all who knew him throughout his 20 years of life.

Raised in Anderson and Carl Junction, Jace was a 2022 graduate of Carl Junction High School. Jace had aspirations of attending mortuary school, inspired to follow in his father’s footsteps as a funeral director and embalmer.

He was an avid fan of music, with the legendary Johnny Cash among his favorite artists. He could often be found watching war movies and engaging in discussions about historical events. A strong conservative, Jace was never one to shy away from expressing his political beliefs with conviction and respect. He enjoyed fishing, playing video games, watching the Kansas City Chiefs and enjoying a hearty meal surrounded by those he loved. He was blessed to move into his own home in September of 2023, a place he was so proud of. Jace accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and was baptized by his grandfather, Doug Gregory. Because of his faith, we find great comfort in knowing he is in the very presence of our Heavenly Father, whole, complete and happy. 

Jace is survived by his devoted parents, Cassidi and Shannon Abts, and B.J. and Diana Goodwin; his brother, Jay Goodwin; stepsisters, Carly (Tristan) and Chloe Abts; stepbrothers, Alex and Sam Hook; his maternal grandmother, Pam Gregory; paternal grandparents, Bill and Pam Goodwin; cherished nephews and niece, Jude, Jax, and Hazel Jo; aunt, Callie and Jay Crain; uncles, C.J. and David Goodwin; cousins, Carlie, Camden, Case, Gavin, and Reece; his girlfriend, Alexis; as well as his extended family and a multitude of friends.

Jace was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Doug Gregory, and his uncle, Colby Gregory.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2024, at Mount Hope Cemetery, with Pastor Kenny Killingsworth officiating. Pallbearers will be B.J. Goodwin, Shannon Abts, Jay Goodwin, C.J. Goodwin, David Goodwin and Jay Crain. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Craig Hospital in care of the mortuary.  The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Eazy Living and Jace’s staff for their wonderful care.  Arrangements are under the care of his father and the staff of Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary.


Hannah Guthrie

March 19, 1988 – April 17, 2024

Hannah Spring Dawn Guthrie, age 36, of Diamond, passed away Wednesday April 17, 2024, at her home with family by her side.

She was born March 19, 1988, in Joplin.

Hannah was a very special young lady who was always smiling, joyful and loving. She had a special way with animals and animals loved her. Hannah loved to spend time with her Golden Paw Pet Rescue family where she volunteered.

Hannah had worked for Dillons Grocery Store. She loved reading anime and animals, and enjoyed scratchers, casinos, water parks and traveling. She attended Hope City Church. She graduated from Joplin High School.

She is survived by her mother, Evelyn Leedy (David); father, John Guthrie; two brothers, Johnny Guthrie and Matthew Guthrie; grandmothers, Vanda Lee Hallock and Pamela Leedy; uncles, Milton Stapel (Karen) and Jim Leedy (Kendra); aunts, Myrene Carper, Drinda Milinac (Michael), and DeVicka Wilhite (William); cousins Andy Yarger (Katie), Layne Stapel, Justin Carper (Kauri), Missie Carper (Jonathan), Ireland Milinac (Nick), Mclaren Milinac, Tristen Milinac, Will Wilhite and Kodie Wilhite; other aunts, uncles, and cousins; special friends, Jackie Dorsey, Kristyn Smiles, Tashia Vickers and Susan Wise; and her favorite companions Chico and Rocky.

Hannah is preceded in death by her grandpas, Fred Stapel, Robert Hallock and James Leedy; uncle Brent Stapel; aunt Dianna Leedy; and grandparents Preston and Evelyn Guthrie.

Hannah received loving care from Ellie, Alisha, Doyle, Craig and Hannah with Gentiva Hospice.

Hannah would love for donations to be made to Golden Paw Rescue in her memory or to honor her by volunteering there.

A memorial visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday April 26, 2024, at Mason-Woodard Mortuary.


Howard House, Jr.

Sept. 19, 1953 – April 22, 2024

With heavy hearts and fond memories, we announce the passing of a loving, compassionate, and dedicated man, Howard F. House, Jr., who left us on April 22, 2024, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin.

Born on Sept. 19, 1953, in Montebello, Calif., Howard moved to Joplin around the seventh grade. He was an exceptionally outgoing man who never encountered a stranger. He was an accomplished contractor who spent over 50 years in his field. He was a lifetime member of Lions Club International and served as the secretary/treasurer on the Board of BluCurrent Credit Union. A devout Christian and an active member of his church, Howard was the chairman of the building and grounds committee at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Webb City. His faith was a guiding light in his life, and he encouraged others to follow Christ with the same fervor and dedication.

Howard was a devoted husband to his wife, JoAnn, for nearly 46 years. He was a loving father to Valerie (David) Mathews, Brendan (Bekah) House, and Patrece (Bryan) Simpson, a doting grandfather to Sophia E. House, Ellie U. House, Nathanael L. Mathews, Lillian W. Mathews, and Jameson F. Mathews. He also leaves behind his niece, Erika DeMoss; nephew, Ryan (Regina) P. DeMoss; and his sister, Sherri (Chip) Weeg. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard House Sr. and Phyllis (Newby) Jones, along with a multitude of loving relatives.

He enjoyed traveling with his wife to various places, especially their annual trips to the Florida coast, and taking each one of his grandkids on a special Florida trip all to themselves. He loved fishing, woodworking and tinkering with a little bit of everything.

A service to celebrate Howard’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2024, at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home.