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.


Rayma Lynn Walters, age 51, of Lamar, MO  passed away August 17, 2019, at Freeman Hospital - West, Joplin, MO
Rayma was born June 3, 1968 in Lamar, MO to  Zella Arline Walters. Rayma graduated from Lamar High School and was a homemaker, raising three children.  She enjoyed reading books and watching crime shows on TV.  She was a Lutheran.

Survivors include two sons, David Walters, Jasper, MO and John Shaver, Lamar; one daughter Moriah Cruse, Lamar, MO; her stepfather Gerald Shaver, Lamar, MO; two sisters, Amy (Robert) Sparks, Sheldon, MO and Katie Jaarsveld of the Netherlands nine grandchildren, Aiden, Eden, Addelyn, Myrah, Parker, David, Kaylee, Aiyna, and Riley.

Preceding Rayma in death were her mother, Arline Shaver and an infant brother, Tracy Walker.
There will be a private family service.



#2 Joplin, MOLeisha Maupin Beard 2019-08-26 16:41
. I went to school K-12 with her and reconnected with her on facebook several years ago. She often reached out to just chat about life with me and I will miss her.
#1 Lamar, MOPamela Allen 2019-08-21 01:55
Wonderful lady, happy that one day we will see her in heaven

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