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.

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 Walter David Johnson, age 89, of Lamar, MO passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Truman Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Walter was born June 24, 1929 in Milford, MO to Walter Chester and Pansey Mae (Adams) Johnson. Walter graduated from Lamar High School in the class of 1947 and  joined the Local Army National Guard in 1948 and was discharged December 26, 1951.  On December 24, 1971, Walter married Alice Juanita Huddleston in Lamar.  
Walter owned and operated Johnson Hardware and Furniture Store on the East side of the Lamar square for 67 years, and was also an auctioneer for Johnson's Auction from 1948 to 2015.  He was a member of the Lamar First Baptist Church since 1953, where he taught Sunday School for 30 years, and was a Chartered Member of the Lamar Optimist Club.  He was a life long fisherman.

Survivors include his wife Juanita;  three sons,  Alan (Trudy) Chaput of Walnut Grove, AR, Henry Mankey of Cache, OK, and Daniel (Denise) Mankey of Lamar;  three daughters, Rose Ann (Steve) Dalton of Springfield, MO, Susan (Brent) Asbell of Jasper, MO, and Yvonne Boyd of Lamar, 17 grandchildren and many, many great-grandchildren.

Preceding Walter in death were his parents, three daughters, Joy Ann Klock, Rebecca Smith, and Jeri Lynn Mankey;  one brother, Bobby Johnson; three sisters; Imogene Morrow, Dollie Thorton , and Shirley Geisler.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Howell Cemetery, Milford, Missouri.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

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