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     Melvin O. Worley, age 87, of Lamar, Missouri, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009 at his home.


     Melvin was born October 9, 1921 at Mammoth Springs, Arkansas to Silas & Nellie (Flynn) Worley.  He served his country in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945.   On September 19, 1942 he married Eileen Withrow at Nevada, Missouri.  He and Eileen moved to Lamar in 2005 from Mindenmines, Missouri, where they were owned and operated Minden Service Company for many years. He was a member of Nashville Christian Church as well as the American Legion.

     Melvin is survived by his wife of nearly 67 years; one son and his wife, Jerry and Cathy Worley, of Lamar; three daughters and their husbands, Gracie and Don Wolf, of Liberal,  Gayle and Douglas Monroe, of Oronogo, and Anne Worley of Joplin, MO; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey Monroe, Toni Morgan, Margo Dawson, Summer Abts, Jason Wolf, Jayna Beebe, Heather Williams, &  Allison Worley; 16 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Bill Worley, Alva Worley, Ramon Worley, and Elmer Drake; and two sisters, Grace Boyd, and Carrie Foster.

     Funeral services will be held at 10 am Tuesday at Nashville Christian Church.  Pastor Dennis Platt and Pastor Bob Litz will officiate. Burial will be at Worsley Cemetery near Bronaugh, Missouri. Visitation will be 6 to 7 pm Monday at Daniel Funeral Home.

     Contributions can be made to the Nashville Christian Church or Regional Hospice in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


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#4 Kansas City, KansasBonnie Snyder Herd 2009-07-03 19:35
Grace, I know how hard it is to lose your dad. I lost mine in 2004 and no matter how old you are, a dad and mother can never be replaced. I wish I could be there for you, but medical issues with both my husband and I prevent it. Give your entire family my condolences and take care of yourself.
#3 Bill MIller 2009-06-30 05:34
My sympathy in your loss. We know how much he meant to you and how much he will be missed. If you need anything, let me know.
#2 Harwood, MORoger & Joy Eason 2009-06-29 11:01
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We miss our loved ones a lot but your dad is in a better place.

Take care!
#1 Regional Hospice, Joplin, MODr. Mark L. Shaffer, Chaplain, 2009-06-26 09:01
To the family of Melvin Worley,

On behalf of Regional Hospice in Joplin, I want to offer our words of sympathy. I am very grateful for your faith in the Lord, and in the wonderful relationship you have with your church. I pray that the love and grace of God will sustain you in the days ahead, and that the Holy Spirit would give you wonderful memories of Melvin in the years ahead. God bless,
Dr. Mark L. Shaffer, Chaplain, Regional Hospice

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