As of Wednesday, July 28, 2021


Jesse Harms

March 10, 2002 – July 24, 2021

Jesse L. Harms, age 19, Webb City, passed away unexpectedly Saturday while on a camping trip.

Jesse was born March 10, 2002, at Sedalia, and grew up in Webb City, where he graduated from Webb City High School in 2020. He then attended Franklin Tech and furthered his welding skills by graduating from Missouri Institute of Welding in Nevada, Mo. He was a member of Frisco Church. He enjoyed “big” trucks, and looking at and working on old cars. He was a lot of fun to be around and will be missed by many.

Jesse was preceded in death by a grandfather, Kent Harms, and a grandmother, Mary Miles.

Survivors include his parents, Keith and Beth Harms, of Webb City; brother, Judah Harms, Webb City; sisters, Gracyn Budd, Webb City, and Faith Harms, Webb City; grandmother, Connie Ekhoff (David), Cole Camp, Mo.; grandfather, Bill Miles (Katherine), Nevada; several cousins; and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 29, at Frisco Church of Webb City, with Pastor Matt Snyder, Brian Harris, and other family and friends officiating. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. in Cole Camp Cemetery, Cole Camp, under the direction of Fox Funeral Home. Local arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.


Betty Lamb

April 15, 1924 – July 24, 2021

Betty Lamb traded her earthly home for her Heavenly home on Saturday. 

Betty was born in Webb City, at 1517 Crow St.; 97 years later she passed away only four blocks from where she was born. In the meantime, she enjoyed living her life – she married, lived in three different states, raised a family, traveled across the world, and touched the hearts of practically everyone she met. 

Betty was born on April 15, 1924, to Lewis and Opal Mulkins. Betty attended school in Webb City, graduating from Webb City High School in 1942. After high school, Betty worked some and played some; and on Aug. 14, 1946, married a boy from Alba, even though her Mother warned her, “Don’t date that Don Lamb – he’s a smart aleck.”

Although Betty spent most of her life in Webb City, a wonderful season of living in Ouray, Colo. changed her life – and her family’s lives – forever. It still holds a special place in her family’s hearts today. 

Family and church were important factors in her life. Her greatest joys in life were being home and raising her two boys, Jim and Mark, then watching her grandsons, Dustin, Jared and Derek, grow up. Betty also loved learning, reading, writing, and studying the Bible. For many years, she taught a popular Young Marrieds class at Frisco Church. She also loved sending cards to friends with poems she had written for their special occasion. 

The love of music was a constant in Betty’s life. At the age of 12, she began accompanying congregational singing at the West Side Methodist Church. From that start, God blessed and increased her talent. Over the course of her life, she played for countless church services, funerals, weddings, church soloists, vacation bible schools, children’s church, and nursing home visits. 

Betty lost her husband, Don, in 1983. During years following, she spent time volunteering with Adult Literacy and American Rehabilitation Ministries. She also worked for many years at PCG Printing. 

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Opal Mulkin; two brothers, Lewis Jr. and Paul; and her husband, Don. She is survived by her two sons, Jim Lamb and wife Janice, Webb City, and Mark Lamb, Webb City; her three beloved grandsons, Dustin Lamb and wife, Kim, Carl Junction, Jared Lamb and wife Natasha, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Derek Lamb, Webb City; and her three great-grandchildren, Connor and Sydney Lamb, Carl Junction, and Carina Lamb, St. Petersburg. Betty is also survived by many, many others whose lives she touched. 

A life celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 30, at The Frisco Church in Webb City. A visitation reception will be held afterwards. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Frisco Church. The family would love to have you share your memories of Betty. Please mail to Mark Lamb, 1136 Oak Way, Webb City, MO 64870, or email to Arrangements are under the direction of Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home.


Tobi Mallos

Sept. 3, 1949 – July 23, 2021

Tobi Lynn Mallos, age 71, of Webb City, passed away Friday at her residence. 

She was born in Carthage to Roscoe Peoples and Viola (Vanwey) Peoples on Sept. 3, 1949. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Webb City, loved her animals and loved to work with flowers and garden.

Tobi married Richard “Duke” Mallos on Feb. 28, 1970, in Webb City at Central Untied Methodist Church, and he survives her at home. She is also survived by her son, Tony Mallos, Kansas City; four daughters, Christina Taylor, Denver, Colo., Tami Ball, Arizona, Vity Fiddler, Galena, Kan., and Lanette Johnson, Joplin; grandchildren, Victoria Amber Mallos, Sydney Ball and Shelby Ball; a sister, Teri Cartwright; and numerous friends that were considered family.

Graveside services were held Monday in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Joplin Humane Society. Services were under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home. 


Jerry Morey

Jan. 30, 1941 – July 28, 2021

Jerry Neal Morey, 80, of Joplin, passed away Wednesday.

Jerry was born Jan. 30, 1941, in Galena, Kan. to the late Robert and Ruby (Stansberry) Morey. Jerry attended school in Carl Junction and later enlisted in the U.S. Army to proudly serve his country.

Jerry married Patricia Griffin on March 12, 1965, in Miami, Okla. Together they shared 56 precious years together before his passing

Jerry worked for 39 years at Missouri Steel and 14 years for the Joplin School District before retiring.  His presence will be missed but never forgotten.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Pat; their children, Troy Morey, Shannon Morey (Christina), Aimee Morey and Derek Lincoln; grandchildren, Levi, Trevor, Tucker, Kinsey, Ben; as well as a host of extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Morey.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Osborne Cemetery in Joplin, with John Newberry officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Parker Mortuary.

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