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Karen Chaney

March 5, 1942 – Feb. 11, 2024

Karen Faye Chaney, 81, of Purcell, a cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Feb. 11, 2024, at Joplin Gardens in Joplin, following a recent decline in health. She was born on March 5, 1942, in Webb City.

She was a lifelong resident of Purcell and was a graduate of Alba High School, class of 1960. On Aug. 5, 1960, she married Thomas Glenn Chaney, and together they embarked on a journey filled with love, laughter, and the joy of raising a family.

Karen’s professional life was as diverse as it was long-standing. She dedicated 17 years to Pillsbury in Joplin. Later, she and her husband took a leap of faith and became entrepreneurs, owning and operating the Wooden Nickel Tavern in Purcell for over two decades. Their establishment became a local staple, not just for its refreshments and fare, but also for the sense of community and friendship that Karen fostered within its walls.

Karen was a wonderful cook, whose dishes were the highlight of family gatherings. She also enjoyed yard work and simple pleasures, such as drinking coffee and watching the birds that visited her garden.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Alma Mae (Neece) Sidenstricker; and her seven of her siblings, Donna, Mildred, Dale, Jerry, Otto Jr., Rex, and Gary.

Her memory will be lovingly carried on by her twin sons, Tom Chaney, Purcell, and Tim Chaney and his wife Vicki, Purcell; four granddaughters, Julian Foster and husband Thomas; Lauren Hughes and husband Kyade; Kaitlin Littlefield and husband, John Paul; and Sara Chaney and fiancé Alberto Gongora; seven great-grandchildren, with the eighth expected to arrive soon, Charlotte, John Timothy, Madeline, James, Alexander, Hudson and Chaney; two siblings, Bonnie Robinson, Webb City, and Howard Sidenstricker, Webb City, and a host of nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home. Private committal services will be held at a later date in Friends Cemetery in Purcell.


Brady McClintock

May 25, 2004 – Feb. 7, 2024

With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Brady Michael McClintock, who left us far too soon at the age of 19, on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, following a tragic automobile accident in Kennesaw, Ga. Brady was born on May 25, 2004, in Joplin.

A memorial service commemorating Brady will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Carterville Christian Church, with Pastor Austin Wesse presiding. Following the service, there will be a visitation with the family.

Brady is deeply missed by his mother, Ashley Allen of Webb City; his father, Michael McClintock and “bonus mom” Linda (Sweet) McClintock, of Carterville. He is cherished by his maternal grandparents, Bob and Becky Allen, of Shell Knob; paternal grandparents, Linda S. McClintock, Carthage, and Roger McClintock, Carterville; Aunt Megan Tabereaux; Uncle Justin Allen; cousins, Aubrey McKnight, Lukas, Tate, and Tyler Tabereaux, and Justin Allen, Jr.; step-grandmother, Betty Sweet, of Galena, Kan.; stepbrothers, Jacob Perry and Braxton Perry (Megan); nephew Riot Perry and niece Rayve Perry.

Brady was preceded by the loss of his younger brother, Christian Heady; and his stepgrandfather, Charles Sweet.

Brady was a brilliant young man, and his journey was marked by fearless spirit and unyielding curiosity. In December of 2021, he achieved his High School Equivalence with flying colors, clinching the highest total score on the test for that year and the second highest on record. While sports may not have been his strength, he approached each endeavor with gusto, from football to basketball, baseball, and beyond. Even on the greens of the golf course, Brady’s willingness to try his hand at anything demonstrated his adventurous nature. His venture into activities like tennis, soccer, and speech and debate showcased his willingness to explore new horizons. Brady’s passion for board games was undeniable. He and his stepmother, Linda, would eagerly spend countless hours engaged in gameplay, particularly during the winter months. Although Brady’s father occasionally joined in, he often found himself on the losing end.

However, amongst his array of interests, Brady’s true essence was found in the harmonies of music. Writing music and performing became his avid passion. Regardless of the genre, he found joy in the melodies that resonated with his soul. From country tunes to the rhythmic beats of rap, Brady’s eclectic taste in music knew no bounds. His love for concerts not only deepened his bond with his Mother, but also created unforgettable moments shared with loved ones, such as the Smashing Pumpkins concert he attended last August with his Dad.

To Brady, friendship was sacred. His circle of friends was his chosen family, and they fondly remember him as the ultimate “hype man.” He lifted spirits with his encouragement and infectious smile. Merely calling him funny would be an understatement. Brady had a knack for turning any moment into a riot of laughter, brightening up any room with his humor.

Beyond his humor and charisma, Brady possessed a heart of gold. He would give the shirt off his back without a second thought to anyone in need. He was a true blessing to all who knew him. His legacy will live on through the music he loved and poured his heart and soul into.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness,, NAMI Missouri, 3405 W Truman Blvd Ste 102, Jefferson City, MO 65109-5861 or to, 7881-A Drury Lane, La Jolla, CA 92037

Arrangements were under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.


Jennie Turner

April 18, 1968 – Feb. 11, 2024

Our beloved Jennie Lynn Turner, fondly known as Hoss, Jen Jen, GiGi, and Mommer, departed from our lives on Feb. 11, 2024. Born on April 18, 1968, in Joplin, Jennie spent her 55 years enriching the lives of everyone she touched. She worked at Dyno Novel for the last 36 years. She graduated from Webb City High School in 1986.

Jennie was more than just a dedicated worker; she was an empathetic soul who nurtured those around her. She loved thrifting, a hobby that mirrored her love for uncovering hidden gems in people and things. She also loved spending time with her grandkids, camping, paddle boarding, and reminiscing about her motorcycling days.

Jennie was a bright spark that grew up in Webb City. Jennie was a proud daughter to Nellie Turner and the late Sandy Turner; a cherished sister to Jettie Bell; and beloved mother to Trobi Haslip and Brea Haslip, and GiGi to Dealynn, Heatly and Hudson. She is also survived by her loving life partner, Steve Spencer; and numerous other family members. Her family was her world. Her love for her family was not just bound by blood; it extended to the countless hearts she touched throughout her life.

She may have left our sight, but her spirit will forever remain in our hearts. Her visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, at Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City. A graveside service will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Carterville Cemetery with Chaplain Kyle Beverlin officiating.