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.



Edna Delores "Dee"  Gage, age 87, of Lamar, Missouri passed away July 11, 2019, at Truman Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Dee was born March 1, 1932 in Cumberland, MD to Franklin William Sherwood and Anna Belle (Crossland) Sherwood.  On December 21, 1971, Edna married Donald William Gage in Lamar.
Dee had owned and operated a clothing and shoe store in Joplin and  she and Don ran Gage Real Estate Agency. She was very active for years in the VFW Auxiliary, was a water color artist, enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens, loved to cook, and play the piano.  When she was young she moved around a lot because her father was in the US Air Force. Dee was also very athletic and loved to figure skate when she was younger

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Davis, Lamar, MO and a daughter in Texas; two grandchildren, Cody Davis and Sophia Davis; a half sister in Cumberland, MD; a cousin in Utah, Eugene Crossland, and a cousin in Florida.

Preceding  Dee in death were her parents and her husband Don in 2011.
Graveside service will be 10:00 am, Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Lake Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Wednesday,  at the funeral home.  

Contributions are suggested and made payable to  Barton County Sr. Center in care of Daniel Funeral Home

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