COVID-19 Update

As funeral professionals we have been asked by several people in our community how we will continue to serve our families. The families that we serve are always our top priority. We want to assure you that we are staying up to date with the changing information we receive everyday from public health officials and government agencies.

For families that experience the loss of a loved one, Daniel Funeral Home will remain prepared 24/7 to serve your family at your time of loss. We will continue to care for your loved one as usual and will follow the guidance and regulations from the Missouri Department of Health.

Our government officials, both federal and state, have advised that all public gatherings be limited to 10 persons or less in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. We take this pandemic emergency very seriously and are committed to following those recommendations.

We will make every effort to accommodate families in making arrangements and conducting services in any capacity needed to ensure the safety of our community and of our staff while honoring their loved one. We thank you for your patience as we work to safeguard the wellness of everyone who enters our doors.

For the safety of all, until the authorities lift the restrictions, we are implementing the following:

Cremation services will follow the same guidelines as outlined above.

Daniel Funeral Home has been there for our community during difficult times, and we stand ready to help in any way that we can. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Rest assured, we will continue to serve your family with dignity and respect through these uncertain times.


 Evelyn Johnston, age 87, of Lamar, MO passed away May 14, 2019, at Truman Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Lamar, MO

Evelyn was born June 29, 1931 in Rural Barton County, MO to William and Alice (Dobbs) Loveall. She attended school in El Dorado Springs, MO and on  February 19, 1951, she married Gailand Wayne Johnston in  Arkansas.
Evelyn was a homemaker and had worked as an elevator operator at the Muehlebach Hotel in Kansas City.  She enjoyed playing cards, listening to music, dancing, painting, sewing, canning and spending lots of time with the grandkids.

Survivors include her husband Gailand, of the home; a son Gailand (Bonnie) Johnston, Lamar, MO; two daughters, Patty Batcheler, Lamar, MO and Lisa (Randy) McAtee, Girard, KS; one sister, Louise Loveall; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Preceding in death were her parents, four brothers, Melvin Loveall, Tommy Loveall, Kenneth Loveall and Lloyd Loveall; three sister, Mary Jo Parrish and Willie Lloyd and, Jane Kibler; a daughter, Tina Clemons in 2008 and a son-in-law, Dennis Batcheler in 2018.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, May 17, 2019, at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until service time on Friday at the funeral home.

Contributions are suggested to and made payable to Cornerstone Baptist Church  or St. Jude Children's Hospital in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#5 Lamar MOBruce and Laurann Ro 2019-05-17 15:47
Dear family, so sorry about your Mother's passing....our sympathies and prayers are with you.
#4 Lamar MOLinda Brìscoe 2019-05-16 20:17
Gailand and Bonnie
Very sorry to hear about Evelyn. She was such a kind person
#3 Joplin MOSheila McReynolds 2019-05-15 15:03
So sorry for your loss. Your family and I go back a long ways in Rough Riders and Lamar Saddle Club.

Sheila and Ron McReynolds
#2 KCMOSandy & John Hess 2019-05-15 14:22
I will always remember Evelyn as a very sweet, friendly and caring person. She always greeted us with a warm and loving smile. A lovely Christian who was an inspiration to all who knew her. I look forward to that day when we will meet again.
#1 Lamar MoJon and Joyce DeMent 2019-05-14 22:33
Evelyn will be missed my Mom cherished her friendship for many many years.

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