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    Joan Elaine Halcomb, age 68, of Liberal, Missouri, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas following a long illness.

     Joan was born May 10, 1944, at Vacaville, California, one of the eight children of William Ocie and Goldie (Quick) Raper.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jack Raper; three sisters, infant Marie Raper, Jean Hukill, and Nadine Gebelin; and a great-grandson, Damien Boyd Walker.

     On September 6, 1960, at Fairfield, California, Joan married Floyd Halcomb and they made their home in California for 15 years, moving to Barton County in 1975.  In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker, Joan had worked at a greenhouse in Pittsburg and as a part-time housekeeper for Finley Engineering in Lamar for many years.  She was an accomplished quilter and enjoyed all of nature, especially flowers and birds.  Her greatest joy was found in her family and they all have great memories of the time spent with Joan playing video games.  She was eagerly awaiting the birth of a great-grandbaby in February 2013.

     Survivors include her husband of nearly 52 years, Floyd, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Maria Kavanagh and Corena & Rusty Boyd, all of Liberal; an adopted daughter, Margaret Franklin, Pittsburg, Kansas; a brother, Anthony "Jim" Raper, Lamar; two sisters, Maxine Gibson and Virginia Davis, both of Lamar; three grandchildren, Gary Joe Kavanagh, Katrina Kavanagh, and Joshua Kavanagh, all of Liberal; and a large extended family.

     A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 5th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends immediately following the service.  A private committal service will be held at Morehead Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#9 Liberal, MORon & Bev Long 2012-09-07 19:52
Floyd, Maria and Corena,
So sorry to hear of your wife/mother passing away. We pray that God will comfort you and help your thru your loss. She was a grand lady.
#8 Liberal MOBill & Sheri Keltner 2012-09-06 10:11
Maria, Corena and families -
Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts. May God provide his perfect peace for you and your family at this time.
#7 Lamar,MOTami Mayfield 2012-09-05 13:43
So sorry for you loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

#6 Denise Charlton 2012-09-04 18:06
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May you all find comfort during this difficult time.
#5 LIberal, MOCherie McNaught 2012-09-04 06:55
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss. Praying the God will bring you peace and comfort. I am sure you will all miss her greatly.
#4 Lamar, MOKathy Rogers 2012-09-04 06:20
Maria, I just want to say how sorry I am about the loss of your mom. I am thinking of you and your whole family. Family is even more important during these trying times. Your friend Kathy
#3 Crane MissouriHenry Gebelin & Family 2012-09-03 16:16
To all Joan's friends and relatives...we are so very sorry about your loss. Aunt Joan was a good person and a good friend. She will be missed. Our prayers are with you. May God ease your path into the future and bring you happiness.

#2 Liberal, MOAnna Rea Morris 2012-09-03 07:25
To the Family of Joan Halcomb....Just want you all to know that I am so sorry about the loss of your Loved one. You are in my Heart and Prayers. Hoping God will give you strength and comfort to get you through this trying time. Love to all, Your Friend Anna
#1 Sheldon, MO.Kathy Claflin/Vincent Ashworh 2012-09-03 06:08
Corena, Rusty and family ~
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. If we can do anything, please let us know.
Kathy and Vincent

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