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.


Reba Lucille Fanning, age 87, of Lamar, MO passed away July 30, 2019, at Truman Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Reba was born December 1, 1931 in Lamar, MO to George and Edna (Millard) Morey. Reba graduated from Lamar High School and on November 20, 1948, Reba married James Ola Fanning in Bentonville, AR.  She was a homemaker and was known for her pie crusts and noodles that she made for other people and was an all-around great baker. Reba was a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include three sons, James and wife Cheryl Fanning, Lake of the Ozarks, MO, Gary and wife Angie Fanning, Lamar, MO and Larry and wife Donna Fanning, Lamar, MO; one daughter, Kathy and husband Neil Simons, Lamar, MO; a brother, Earl and wife Susan Morey, Hawthorne, FL; two sisters, Pauline Blankenship, Toledo, OH and Gloria McCulley, Lamar, MO; a sister-in-law Jo Morey, Lamar, MO; 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Preceding Reba in death were her parents; her husband James Fanning; a brother, Loren Morey and two sisters, Maxine Obert and Alice Rall.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Friday, August 02, 2019, at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Howell Cemetery, Milford, Missouri.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to Alzheimer's Association in care of Daniel Funeral Home.




#5 Carthage, MOJeanie Harrison 2019-09-05 11:40
My sincere sympathy to Kathy and her family. I had not seen your mother in many years but I still remember how sweet a lady she was. I ask Father God to surround you and your family and give you peace and comfort. God Bless you all.
#4 LamarBob & Janet Sitton 2019-07-31 20:29
Our sympathy to all the family.
#3 Lamar, MOCarolyn Gastel 2019-07-31 16:16
I'm not sure this went the first time so will try again. Sincere sympathy to the family. I know she will never be forgotten.
#2 Lamar, MOCarolyn Gastel 2019-07-31 16:14
Sincere sympathy to the family, and I know she will never be forgotten.
#1 Joplin MoSheila McReynolds 2019-07-31 15:48
To Kathy and family.
Sorry to hear of your mother’s death.

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