As of Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022
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Nov. 19, 1936 – Aug. 21, 2022
Barbara Buck, 85, of Oronogo, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 21, at St Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. She was born on Nov. 19, 1936, to Joseph Speck and Dorothy Byrd. She married Johnny Buck, the love of her life, on Oct. 19, 1964.
Barbara and her late husband, Johnny, had many adventures together, including an auctioneer business, owning and operating a flea market in Webb City, and managing a dairy farm. Barbara most enjoyed spending time and playing games with family and friends. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds, especially quilting, needlepoint, and crocheting. She was an excellent cook and an enthusiastic collector of cookbooks. Barbara was involved in volunteer and charity work, including donating quilts and crafts she had created. She was actively involved in the Carterville United Methodist Church.
She is the oldest of three, and is survived by her brother, Johnny Byrd, and sister, Sherryl Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Speck and Dorothy Byrd. Additional survivors include children, Don Craig and wife Cathy, Oronogo, and Jo Clark, Tulsa; grandchildren Bailey and husband Tyler, Cody Craig, Cyndi Conway and husband Travis, and Casey Craig and wife Kaylee; great-grandchildren Aurora, Lukus, Lilly, Kimberlyn, Karsyn, Kollyns and Paislee.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Carterville Cemetery, with Bob Wynne officiating. Arrangements for Barbara J. Buck are pending at Simpson Funeral Home.
July 26, 1953 – Aug. 16, 2022
Marvin Ray Jackson, 69, of Neosho, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Mercy Hospital.
A retired route driver, he was the son of Robert Floyd Jackson and Frida Melitta Fetzer. He was born July 26, 1953, at Jane Chinn Hospital in Webb City.
Marvin was married Dec. 22, 1973, to Deborah Louise Jackson. He is survived by two daughters, Angela and husband Kannon John, of Henley, Mo., and Carrie and husband Andy Snider, of Neosho; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marvella; and a brother, Dan.
A celebration of life was held Monday at Simpson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Bible Fund.