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Teresea Page

Jan. 19, 1957 – June 1, 2024

With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of our beloved Teresea Jean Page, who departed this life on June 1, 2024. Born on Jan. 19, 1957, in El Dorado, Kan., she was a beacon of reliability, thoughtfulness and spirited dedication throughout her 67 years of life.

Her thoughtful nature was evident in everything she did, from her nurturing care of her children to her dedicated service to customers during her career at Walmart in Carthage. Even in retirement, Teresea remained spirited and active, relishing the joy of being outdoors and cherishing every moment she spent with her family.

Teresea is lovingly remembered by her husband Stephen, to whom she was married for over 51 years; and their children Dawn (Keith) Spurgeon, Benjamin, Phillip, and James Page. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Evelyn Chenault.

Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home.


Linda Runion

Feb. 11, 1947 – May 29, 2024

It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of our beloved Linda Runion, who departed this life on May 29, 2024, at the age of 77. Born on Feb. 11, 1947, in Indianapolis, Ind., Linda later made her home in Webb City, where she spent 49 years of her life.

Linda was a compassionate woman with a heart full of love that she freely gave to others. She carried these qualities into her professional life, retiring in 2014 after many years at Conagra Foods. She was a devout Catholic, attending church daily, and living her life according to the teachings of her faith. She was a frequent bingo player, and a loving mother to her children. Her four-legged companions were her dog, Zoey, and three cats, Sapphire, Blackie, and Little Bit.

She is survived by her son, Michael (Kayla) Runion; and two daughters, Danielle Berker and Carrie White. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ramon Morales and Mary Cochran.

Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home.


Joe Sandridge

Aug. 17, 1950 – June 2, 2024

Joe H. Sandridge passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at the age of 73. He was born on Aug. 17 , 1950, in Carthage to Roy and Marjorie (Ytell) Sandridge. He attended Carl Junction High School, where he graduated in 1968. Joe earned a football scholarship to Missouri Southern State College. He played football for two years before serving his country in the United States Army in Vietnam, earning the rank of E-4.

After returning home, he married Kathy Mahurin on Aug. 19, 1978, in Joplin. Joe and Kathy have one son, Nathan. Joe spent more than 40 years in the construction industry, where he built lifelong friendships. He retired from Matt Denney Construction in 2018. After retirement he spent time serving at the Carl Junction American Legion Post 781 and spending time with his grandsons. Becoming “Papa,” spending time with Matt and Jake was the most important thing in his life. He would visit them daily before school and pick them up from school. Papa never missed anything that involved the boys.

In 2016, Joe had the honor of being inducted into the Carl Junction Bulldogs Hall of Fame for his athletic accomplishments. Those accomplishments included setting school records in several track events and his stand-out football career.

In Joe’s words, his father taught him to always be humble, and he truly lived by that.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; son Nathan and daughter-in-law Lindsay; grandsons Matt and Jake; brothers Jack (Kathy) and Mark (Karen); nephew Blake; niece Tricia Hicks; brother-in-law, Gale Mahurin (Terry); nephew Andrew Solomon; and great-niece Sophia Solomon.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Joe Sandridge Memorial Scholarship Fund or Carl Junction American Legion Post 781, in care of Mason-Woodard.


Alyson Scott

Aug. 5, 1990 – May 29, 2024

Alyson Rae Scott, 33, of Webb City, passed away on the morning of May 29, 2024, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after a prolonged illness. Born in Joplin, Alyson’s compassionate and warm-hearted nature touched everyone who knew her.

Alyson grew up in Webb City and graduated from Webb City High School, class of 2009. She furthered her education at the University of Arkansas and Missouri Southern State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degrfee in business administration, with a focus on accounting in 2013.

Alyson married Kelly Scott on April 30, 2016, and their son, Cyrus, born in 2018, became the center of her world. Alyson cherished every moment spent with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Kelly; son, Cyrus; parents, Alan and Paula Stanley, Joplin; brother Preston Stanley and his wife Sarah, Joplin; her grandmother, Carolyn Stanley, Joplin; and her in-laws, cousins, nephews, and many friends who became like family. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Don and Anne Witherspoon; and her paternal grandfather, Jimmie Stanley.

Alyson was a dedicated member of Christ’s Church of Oronogo, actively participating in youth programs throughout her school years. Her faith was a cornerstone of her life, inspiring her to love unconditionally and live with purpose.

She loved traveling and exploring new places, and was an enthusiastic Kansas City Chiefs fan, enjoying Sunday games with her family.

A memorial service was held Monday, June 3, 2024, at Christ’s Church of Oronogo, officiated by Pastor Mark Christian. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ’s Church of Oronogo Student Ministries, in care of the funeral home. Arrangements were under the direction of Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home.