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     Loren J. Webb, age 95, of Lamar, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016, surrounded by family at his home.

     Loren was born May 5, 1921 at the family home in Barton County, second of the three sons of Ralph and Wanda (Stoltz) Webb.  After graduating from Lamar High School in 1939, he joined the Missouri National Guard, serving in Texas, California and the Aleutian Islands during World War II.  Completing his military duty and returning home in 1945, Loren worked for the City of Lamar, co-owned the Sinclair Station, worked for Horton Engineering, Lawn Boy, and O’Sullivan Industries. In 1963, while employed at Lawn Boy, Loren tapped into his electrical experience and entrepreneurial spirit, starting Webb Electric with little more than a 1950 Chevy Truck and his great work ethic. From it’s beginning days in his home shop to the Lamar square in the early 1980’s Webb Electric has served Barton County and beyond with integrity, honesty, and emphasis on customer service for more than 50 years.  Loren was an active member of Lamar United Methodist Church.

     On November 24, 1946, at Lamar, Loren married Shirley Ryan and they shared 43 years before her passing January 9, 1990.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Steve Collier; granddaughter-in-law, Susan Boss Webb; two brothers, Billy Joe and Charles Albert Webb; and Bob Potter, who he considered his brother.

     Survivors include his son, Charles (Stacy) Webb and daughter, Luella (Gordie) Godfrey, all of Lamar; seven grandchildren, Matt Webb, Ryan Collier, Jeff (Ashley) Godfrey, Ryan (Leah) Godfrey, Ashley (Matt) Thieman, Gretchen Engelage, and Isaac Engelage; five great-grandchildren, Quintin Webb, Toby, Edie, & Sammy Godfrey and baby Bess on the way; former daughter-in-law, Tina Webb; and dear friend, Shorty Godfrey.  

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time Wednesday.  Burial will be in Morehead Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Lamar United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or Gideons International, in care of the funeral home.

Comments  

#7 El Dorado Springs MoKassi Parker 2016-08-25 20:13
Hey was a sweetheart he was my mom's landlord he will be missed
#6 The villages FloridaDoug and Rayma Davis 2016-06-17 10:41
So sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#5 Joplin MOJon French 2016-06-17 05:48
As a neighbor years ago--wanted to let you know we are thinking if you and your family.
#4 BrokenArrow, OKJ.W. & LOIS EMERSON 2016-06-15 17:31
Charles and Luella, your Dad was a wonderful man, husband, father, friend and neighbor. We lived next door in a small duplex and spent lots of time with Loren and Shirley; our son Jeff playing with you, Charles. It was 1956, so you and Luella were small. Your family was such a blessing in our lives. May you be blessed and comforted.
#3 LamarRon and Melanie B. 2016-06-15 09:44
Wanted you to know that we were thinking of you Chuck.
#2 Springfield. MoNancy graham 2016-06-14 19:18
When we lived in Lamar, Loren and Shirley were are next door neighbors and we enjoyed spending time with them. Lisa still makes their strawberry shortcake receipe. My blessings to Stacey and Luella.
#1 LamarBob and Janet Sitton 2016-06-14 14:45
We both have had the highest respect for your Dad. Our sympathy to all the family.

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