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Shirley Brock

Aug. 19, 1946 – Oct. 11, 2022

Shirley Ann Brock, age 76, of Webb City, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Freeman West Hospital, following a short illness.

Shirley was born in Portsmoth, England, the daughter of the late George Fredrick Payne and Kathleen Nance (Barker) Payne. She was very proud of her British heritage. 

She met and married the love of her life, Jim R. Brock, on Feb. 29, 1964, while he was serving in the military. They moved back to the U.S. on Sept. 11, 1966. Together they were blessed with two children. She and Jim settled in Webb City, where they were co-owners of Brock Sheet Metal until retirement. 

Shirley had a wonderful personality and a great sense of humor. She loved traveling, especially her trips back to England. She was a member of the McKinley Avenue Baptist Church. She most recently attended Christ’s Church of Oronogo. She was also a member of the Tea Cozies British Club.

She is survived by her children, Beverly Brewer and husband Troy, Carl Junction, and Darrell Brock and wife Karen, Webb City; five grandchildren, Nathan Hulstine and wife Amber, Natalee Gleason and husband Tyler, Alec Eubanks, Aidan Brock, and Christian Brock; and three great-grandchildren, Brock Hulstine, Gracelynn Gleason, and Lennex Gleason. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim R. Brock in 2018, and an infant brother, Barry Payne.

Funeral services were held Monday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, with the Rev. Jarel Burnside officiating. Burial was in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.


Logan Hargis

Dec. 2, 1958 – Oct. 11, 2022

Mr. Logan Daniel “Dan” Hargis, 63, a longtime resident of McPherson, Kan., departed this life on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at his residence, after a brief illness.

Dan entered this life on Dec. 2, 1958, in Coffeyville, Kan., son of the late John William and Mary (Yarduk) Hargis. He was raised in Eldorado, Kan. and was a 1977 graduate of Eldorado High School. Dan worked in pipeline industry his entire life, retiring in 2015 from Williams Brothers Pipeline. He enjoyed boating and camping as well as motorcycles and dirt bikes.

Dan is survived by his sister, Jonnie Siegrist, of Valdosta, Ga.; and a host of other family and friends.

Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Mt. Hope Cemetery, with Pastor Bob Simon officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Collie Dog Rescue. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home.


Gary Miller

May 18, 1949 – Oct. 14, 2022

Mr. Gary Dean Miller, 73, of Oronogo, departed this life on Friday, Oct. 14, in the comfort of his son’s home, after a recent decline in health.

Gary entered this life on May 18, 1949, in Klamath Falls, Ore., born to the union of the late Russell and Clara (Pugh) Miller. He was raised on the family homestead near Oronogo and was a 1967 graduate of Carl Junction High School. He furthered his education by attending Missouri Southern State University. For over 50 years he worked in the family business, Miller Implement. He enjoyed riding horses, shooting pool and throwing darts, visiting with his friends at Tropicana Bar and giving dance lessons at the former Gold Dust in Joplin.

Gary is survived by his son, Keith Miller and wife Tammy, of Oronogo; four grandchildren, Kyle Miller, Morgan Rangel, Hunter Miller and R.J. Rangel; two siblings, Dave Miller and Shirley Melton, both of Oronogo; and a host of other family and friends.

Graveside funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Nashville Cemetery, with Steve Doubledee officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home.


David Storm

Oct. 17, 1940 – Oct. 14, 2022

David Nile Storm, age 81, of Joplin, passed away on Friday, Oct, 14, at Freeman West Hospital.

He was born in Webb City, on Oct. 17, 1940, to Nile Storm and Sybil Storm. David was a photographer, actor and school teacher, and he loved to travel. He was a U.S. Navy sonar operator stationed in California during the Vietnam War. He was a proud member of many organizations during his life, way too many to mention.

David is survived by his son, Paul Storm and his wife Carrie; a daughter, Carmen Gray and her husband Brian; and three grandchildren, Marco Gray, Brenda Gray and Justin Gray. David will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He will always be remembered as a great father, friend, and all-around good man.

David’s family will have a celebration of life service at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home.