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Daniel Ray Caruthers, age 62, of Lamar, Missouri passed Thursday, February 2, 2017 early in the morning at his home due to complications from Alzheimer’s.  His wife and children were at his bedside.

Daniel was born November 30, 1954 in Lamar, Missouri to Orville Thomas and Martha Louise (Selvey) Caruthers.  He attended Anderson Country School, grades 1-4.  Then attended and graduated from Lamar High School.  He also attended MSSU.

On October 19, 1974, he married Cathy McElroy in Lamar, where they raised their three children.  He had worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation for 32 years, starting as a maintenance man and working his way to supervisor of the Lamar Highway Barn and retiring in 2009.  Before working for MoDOT he worked at Community Lumber Co. and enjoyed going on wheat harvest from Texas to North Dakota.  He was a member of St Mary’s Catholic Church, Ozark Steam and Gas Association and Wolf Creek Tractor Club.  Dan enjoyed fishing, deer camp, excessive walking, Sudoku, skeet shoots, wood working, teaching his kids, grandkids and daycare kids how to tie their shoes and helping with homework especially math.  He also enjoyed restoring vintage John Deere garden tractors and taking them to many fairs and shows.  He was extremely proud of his garden tractors going through the Lamar Fair parade with his kids and grandkids getting to show them off.

Daniel is survived by his wife Cathy; two sons, Jeremy and wife Mandy Caruthers, Matthew, and wife April Caruthers; one daughter, Monica, and husband Skyler Moore; his mother, Louise Caruthers, all of Lamar, MO; two brothers, Richard and wife Carol Caruthers, Rock Port, TX, Tom, and wife Brenda Caruthers; one sister, Karen, and husband Dale Nims; seven grandchildren, Michael, Courtney, Darin, Madison, Taylor, Lexi, and Chloe, all of Lamar.  He was preceded in death by his father Orville Caruthers.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 am Tuesday, February 7, 2017 with burial to follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  Father Pat Teeter will officiate.  

A short prayer service will be at 6:00 pm Monday at the funeral home and the family will receive friends immediately following.

Contributions are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


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Susan Hale  - Blairstown, Mo.   |2017-02-03 11:35:55
So sorry to hear this. Our family hopes all is well with all of you. Our
thoughts are with you, God Bless.
Kristy Runion  - Lamar   |2017-02-03 20:11:57
So sorry for your loss Cathy. Praying for you and your family.
Jeff Selvey  - Albuququerque   |2017-02-04 08:03:30
My prayers and thoughts are with the family
Kathy LaBouve (Selvey)  - Berwick, Louisiana   |2017-02-04 10:34:10
Sorry to hear of Danny's passing. I enjoyed speaking with him last summer,
although briefly. Hearts, Hugs and Prayers to all the family.

Sammy Dohle   |2017-02-04 12:19:44
So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you all to Louise I'm very
sorry old friend
Roger and Marilyn Ison  - Springfield, MO   |2017-02-04 17:17:08
We were so saddened to learn of Danny's passing. You are all in our thoughts and
prayers at this most difficult time. We love you all.

Roger and
Gene and Becky Backerman   |2017-02-05 17:57:00
We are so sorry for your loss. Gene enjoyed Danny at deer camp. Your family is
in our prayers. Hugs to all of you!!
MoDOT Facility at Greenfield   |2017-02-06 07:33:22
Sorry to hear of Dannys passing,he was a fine man,and fun to work with.
Mike WITHERS  - WEBB CITY   |2017-02-06 08:35:09
Such a fine man who treasured all the things in life that matter. Such men are
always missed and their memories are always treasured. May you be comforted by
the Spirit of God and the love of Christ.
Rhonda Sweeney   |2017-02-06 11:08:52
Just Know My THOUGHT & PRAYERS are With You Cathy & The Family
Heather Wirsig   |2017-02-06 11:47:44
So sorry for your loss for your loss. Prayers and love with you all.
Betty Ann (Selvey) Olmsted  - Olathe, KS   |2017-02-06 17:18:59
We are so saddened by your family's loss. Danny was a great person and someone
I was proud to be related to!
Jane Whyman Obert  - Joplin, MO   |2017-02-07 11:05:17
Dear Cathy and all the family. It broke my heart to hear of Danny's death at
such a young age. I have only good memories of Danny. May God's grace and
comfort ease your loss.
Deena Divine Tharp  - Green Forest, AR   |2017-02-23 11:11:39
So sorry Louise for your loss. Prayers my friend.
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