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     Janet Ruth Gordon, age 74, of Lamar, peacefully passed away Saturday afternoon, July 9, 2016, at Truman Healthcare Center, surrounded by her family.

     Janet was born May 18, 1942, in Madera, California, first of the six children of Willis and Martha (George) Gordon.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a niece, Sheila (Gordon) Mayfield. 

     Moving to Lamar with her mother in 1973, Janet became an active member of First Christian Church where she enjoyed the fellowship and activities of the Sunny Corner Sunday School Class.  Always industrious and glad to be busy, she first worked at Lamar Sheltered Workshop and, later, at Vantage Point.  Janet always looked forward to Sunday family gatherings, homemade ice cream, playing cards and dominos with family and friends, strumming her guitar and singing her favorite gospel or country songs.

     Survivors include four brothers and their wives, Jerry & Lura Gordon, Jasper, Missouri, Gary & Patricia Gordon, Carthage, Missouri, Bob & Peggy Gordon and Ron & Soni Gordon, all of Claremore, Oklahoma; a sister, Betty Dennis, Lamar; an uncle and aunts, Jack & Carolyn Gordon, Nevada, Missouri, Rosalee Potter, Lamar, and Lucille George, Iola, Kansas; numerous cousins, nephews and nieces; and a large extended family.

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 14th, at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time Thursday.  Burial will be in Sheldon Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Barton County Senior Center or First Christian Church of Lamar, in care of the funeral home.


#6 Lamar, MoGary and Carolyn Gastel 2016-07-14 09:33
Our deepest sympathy for your loss of Janet. She was always smiling and a special person. God be with you all.
#5 Carl Junction, MOVallie Cook 2016-07-13 07:55
I remember Janet from years back as happy and kind. May you have many happy memories and our Lord's comfort in your sorrow.
#4 SheldonJune Mitts Gray 2016-07-12 10:35
So very sorry for the loss of Janet. I attended Friendship rural school with her and Betty and the boys. We had some good times. She will be missed.
#3 Pawhuska, OKCathy McClanahan Bell 2016-07-11 20:56
The Gordons lived right down the road from is when we were growing up. Janet was always fun to be around. She was a very special person, one of a kind. Sympathy to all of the Hortons. You were like an extension of our family.
#2 Lamar, MODorothy Parks 2016-07-11 11:00
We will miss Janet at bingo. She was one of our most devoted players. She loved her bingo, and was so good at it. We always check the winner's card in case of error, but with Janet it was just a formality. Until she became ill she almost never made a mistake. And thoughtful. She has given me many birthday and Christmas cards. yes, we will miss Janet. I hope there's country and gospel music in Heaven.
#1 Lamar, Mo.Vickie Whyman 2016-07-10 20:43
I am so so sorry for your loss. I have so many good memories of Janet when we were growing up.

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