As of Wednesday, May 4, 2022


Gary Barlett

May 22, 1947 – April 27, 2022

Mr. Gary Richard Barlett, 74, of Oronogo, departed this life on Wednesday, April 27, at Landmark Hospital in Joplin after a recent decline in health.

Gary entered this life on May 22, 1947, in Webb City, one of 16 children born to the union of the late George and Georgia (Gilliam) Barlett. He was raised and attended school in Webb City. After high school, he enlisted and served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge, Gary enrolled in the Police Academy at Missouri Southern State University. For several years, he served the citizens of Webb City as police officer. Following the police department, he owned a private security company, cleaning service and mowing company for over 25 years. He loved old westerns, spending time with his grandchildren and his afternoon naps. He attended worship services at Destiny Church in Webb City.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; and 11 siblings, Mary Louise Barlett, Janice Reed, Debbie Barlett, Patricia Thurlo and Ed, Don, Jim, Mickey, Rocky, Ronald and Wayne Barlett.

Gary is survived by his wife, Sharon Barlett, of the home; four children, Michelle Lambeth, Oronogo, Kimberly Johnson, Verdigris, Okla., Ricky Barlett, Webb City, and Karrissa Barlett, Joplin; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four siblings, Sherry Barlett, Wichita, Kan., Beth Maynard, Oronogo, Tony Barlett, Joplin, and Steve Barlett, Jasper; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 3, at Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home, with Pastor Gene Bebee officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.


Teenie Hensley

Oct. 21, 1923 – May 2, 2022

Mrs. Ethelene “Teenie” Hensley, 98, of Webb City, Missouri, departed this life on Monday, May 2, at The Arbors at Silver Creek in Joplin. 

Teenie entered this life on Oct. 21, 1923, in Cullman, Ala., the daughter of the late Charles Floyd and Audie Mae Lindsey. She was raised in the South, primarily in Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas. 

On July 15, 1945, she was united in marriage to Harold Hensley, and to this union four children were born, Judy, Joe, Harold and Sally. She and Harold lovingly raised their family in Webb City. Teenie was a devoted homemaker throughout her life. She was a talented cook and was always lending a hand of support to those in need. She was a member of First Christian Church in Webb City. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 64 years, Harold Hensley on Nov. 27, 2009; a granddaughter, Kelly Goswick; and six siblings. 

Teenie is survived by her four children, Judy Goswick and husband, Al, Webb City, Joe Hensley, Joplin, Harold Hensley and wife, Mary, Webb City, and Sally Massey, Joplin; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; a brother, Ed Lindsey, Portland, Ore.; and a host of other family and friends. 

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 6, in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, with Pastor Lynn Ragsdale officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Watered Gardens Ministry, in care of Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home.


Craig Keeter

July 25, 1961 – May 1, 2022

Craig Keeter, age 60, of Centerton, Ark., formerly of Joplin, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 1, at Mercy Hospital Rogers, Ark.

He was born July 25, 1961, in Joplin, to Jay and Norma Jean (Lacy) Keeter.

He graduated from Joplin High School. He was a self-employed auto body repairman. He enjoyed race cars and hot rods and the great outdoors.

Craig is survived by two sons, Mitch Keeter and wife Becki, Webb City, and Camaron Keeter, Joplin; one daughter, Kassie Ogle and husband Jeremey, Rogers, Ark.; one brother, Mark Keeter; two sisters, Lezlie Brown, and Kay Reese, and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial visitation will be held 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2022, at Mason-Woodard Mortuary.


Patricia Woodard

March 11, 1965 – April 28, 2022

Patricia Ann (Clifton) Woodard, of Carterville, age 57, passed away Thursday, April 28, surrounded by family at Freeman Hospital. 

Patricia was born in Webb City, on March 11, 1965, to Junior and Jessie (Stewart) Clifton. She graduated from Webb City High School in 1983 and remained a lifetime resident of the Webb City area.

Patricia was a stay-at-home mom, who truly enjoyed taking care and raising her family. When her three children, Brittany, Dustin and Charles, were all old enough to attend school, Patricia went back to work as a dietary aid in local nursing homes. In her free time, she enjoyed sitting at the park enjoying nature, taking long drives without set destinations, and spending time with her friends and family. When Patricia was around, there was never a dull moment. She will be missed greatly by all those who knew her.

Survivors include her husband, Stanley Woodard, Joplin; mother, Jessie Clifton, Carterville; daughter, Brittany Harris and husband Craig, Carthage; sons, Dustin Clifton, Carterville, and Charles Woodard, Joplin; grandson, Rylan Harris; brothers, Glenn Clifton, Randy Clifton and Ricky Clifton; sisters, Sherry Blackburn and Kathy Bronson; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Patricia was preceded in death by her father, Junior Clifton Sr.; and brother, Junior Clifton Jr.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary.

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