Stetson James Cato, the infant son of Stephen and Melissa Cato of Lamar, was stillborn at 4:31 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2009. at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.


     In addition to his parents, Stetson is survived by a sister, Johnna Cato of the home; maternal grandparents, Rose McKenzie and Robert & Pansey Holt, paternal grandparents Dennis & Frances Cato; maternal great-grandmother, Ruby Pyatt; paternal great-grandparents, Billy Bob & Hazel Adams and Dorothy Cato, all of Lamar; and a large extended family.


     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Daniel Funeral Home with Rev. Kent Garfield officiating.  Burial will be in Iantha Cemetery.


#16 kansas city kansaspatricia stump 2010-02-13 01:14
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers....
#15 Barstow, CARachel Von Canon-Crabtree 2009-12-22 05:48
Melissa, Stephen & family -

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I wish words could express the grief that I feel for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

#14 Louisville KYT Kelley 2009-12-21 20:48
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers.


#13 Carthage, MORegina VanGilder-Bard 2009-12-21 16:43
It seems like we have all had too much pain recently. We are still mourning Ryan, and then your sweet boy. Your family is here for you always, even after God takes them to be angels. I'm praying for you to find His strength to lean on in the trying days ahead.
#12 Blue Springs, MoMarilyn Cuthbertson 2009-12-11 05:44
Sweet Melissa and family - I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Thinking of you, praying for you and wishing you HOPE in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. Sending a warm hug and sharing your tears!

Love Always,
#11 jenny 2009-12-10 15:52
sorry to hear of your loss god be with you.i have lost 2 of my babies and i wrote a poem and it made me kinda feel better maybe later on down the road you can get some of your pain eased by writing a poem to your lil boy my prayers are with you and your family
#10 Lamar MOPam Householder 2009-12-10 11:21
Oh, Melissa, I am sooo sorry!! I was so excited for you. The words that I am sending you will never express the sorrow that I am feeling for you, Stephen and Johnna right now. Please, if there is anything that you need, you know where I am. Morgan and I love you.
#9 Lamar, MoGarry & Donna Goodloe 2009-12-07 18:52
We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. We're praying for you & know that God will heal your pain.
#8 Lamar, MOBrian and Cheryl Tally 2009-12-07 13:54
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
#7 Rich Hill Mo.Thompson/Yarick 2009-12-07 13:48
Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

David Julie Cody Mackenzie Yarick
Ron & Mary Thompson

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