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     Janetta M. Furdaus, age 50, of Lamar, passed away Friday, November 28, 2008, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin.


     Janetta was born February 3, 1958, in Wallace, Idaho, to William James and Jean (Silvey) Pierce.  She moved with her family to Missouri where she attended Alba and Webb City schools.  On March 19, 1996, at Miami, Oklahoma, Janetta married Billy Furdaus and they made their home in Lamar.  In addition to being a homemaker, Janetta had worked at O’Sullivan Industries in Lamar and Leggett & Platt in Carthage.  She attended Oakton United Methodist Church.  Janetta loved animals and was an avid birdwatcher.


     Survivors include her husband, Bill, of the home; her father, William Pierce, Neck City; a son and daughter-in-law, Kaleb & Sabrina Pierce, Joplin; a step-daughter, Leslie & husband Jerry Griffitt, Lamar; four brothers and their wives, Bill & Janeene Pierce, Carthage, Rick & Carla Pierce, Neck City, Gary & Jo Pierce, Purcell, Ed & Gina Pierce, Neck City; a sister, Kim & husband Rick Lancaster, Neck City; a step-granddaughter, Joycelyn Griffitt; numerous nephews and nieces; and a large extended family.


     Janetta was preceded in death by her mother, Jean Pierce and a sister, Brenda Jankowski.


     Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 2nd at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday.  Burial will be in Lake Cemetery.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Barton County Humane Society in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


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#1 Lamar, MoDoug Pagacz 2008-12-03 12:09
Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you and praying for you.
Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

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