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    Colee Townsley-Grubb, age 26, of Joplin, Missouri passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Freeman West Hospital.

     Colee was born April 14, 1989 in Lamar to Lance and Jerri (Soma) Townsley.  She graduated from Lamar High School in 2007 before attending MSU and later pursued a degree in radiology at Missouri Southern.  In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Colee was currently working as a sales associate at Joplin Sam’s Club.

     On August 1, 2014, Colee married the love of her life, Sean Grubb and, on December 21, 2015, they welcomed their beautiful daughter, Kenadi Lane, to their family.  Colee’s quick wit and keen sense of humor drew people to her and she loved the fellowship of her wide circle of close friends.  She was a devoted KU fan and very enthusiastic about her Jayhawks, an avid animal lover and was especially fond of her Corgi, Nelli.  Colee found joy in helping others and was always generous with her time and talents.  Her final gift was the wonderful legacy she shared by being an organ donor.

     Survivors include her husband, Sean and daughter, Kenadi, of the home; her mother, Jerri Soma, Lamar; her sister, Chelle (Mark) Gardner, Lamar; her brother, Joey (Jenni) Garringer, El Dorado Springs, Missouri; her five nieces and nephews whom she adored, Jilli, Trevyn, Brody, Tayah, and Kyler; her parents-in-law, Bob and Pat Grubb, Joplin; brother-in-law, Bryan Grubb (Heather); several loving aunts, uncles, and cousins; extended family; and a host of friends.

     Colee was preceded in death by her father, Lance Townsley; and grandparents, Merrill and Beverly Soma and Ray and B.J. Gonzalez.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 15th at Daniel Funeral Home.  Her final resting place will be next to her dad in Lake Cemetery.

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to The Kenadi Grubb Education Fund and may be sent to Lamar Bank & Trust or Daniel Funeral Home.



#9 LamarKathy Orahood 2016-03-14 23:24
Colee, I was so privileged to have worked with you and got to know you. I've known your family for a long time, but when I met you, I realized how much your family meant to you. I'm so sorry our friendship ended this way, but I'll be looking for you one day!! You always made me smile with your wonderful personality!! My prayers go out to each and everyone of your family members!! You will be so very missed!!! Love you, girlie!!
#8 Dallas TXCheryl 2016-03-14 11:55
Pat-I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your DIL, Colee. Please know that we're lifting the Townsley and Grubb families up in prayer, especially Sean and Kenadi.
Love you sweet family, and you're in our prayers.
Cheryl Landers (daughter of your Great-Aunt Chloe).
#7 Lamar, MOCathy Salyer 2016-03-12 17:05
So deeply sorry for the loss of Colee. Continued prayers for the whole family.
#6 Seneca, MissouriKarin Cole 2016-03-12 16:03
Colee it was so much fun working with you at Sam's Club!! I loved watching you grow, get married, and have that sweet baby! I will miss you so much. My life has been enlightened by knowing you. Fly high baby girl!!!xoxoxoxo
#5 Columbusmark 2016-03-12 09:56
I pray God wraps his arms around the family during this time of mourning. I love you guys.
#4 Tulsa,OklahomaT.J. Bass 2016-03-11 17:52
My dear sweet Colee, I don't know why or how but my heart is broken at the news of your passing. I will forever remember your sweet smile & the way you could light up a room! Fly high sweet girl! My prayers will be with your family!
#3 Lamar,MOVicky Masterson 2016-03-11 17:25
I am so sorry for your lose. She was a sweet beautiful girl.
#2 Damon Sherwood 2016-03-11 15:46
#1 Carla 2016-03-11 11:20
Colee as a young girl you had a sweet disposition and beautiful smile. You were like a bright ray of sunshine to me. I will miss you.

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