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.


John Charles Gastel, 73, of Jasper, MO passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, OK after a short illness. John was born on July 21, 1946 to Gene and Dorothy Andrews Gastel. He graduated from Jasper High School in 1964. He was a lifelong farmer for over 65 years in the Jasper and Lamar area.

On December 9, 1967, John and Sue Ann McClintock were joined in marriage in Lamar, MO. They were married for 40 years. She preceded him in death on January 11, 2008. John loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed going to see movies and shows in Branson. He also enjoyed playing golf and one highlight was a hole-in-one shot at the Carthage Golf Course.

John is survived by five daughters--Amy Atnip and husband Carl of Carthage, MO; Lori Gastel of Webb City, MO; Julie Lambert and husband John of Portland, OR; Lisa Gastel of Kansas City, MO; Sara Gastel-Roth and husband Courtney of Webb City, MO; six grandchildren--Kieran, Eva, Brady, Lincoln, Rowan and Roddy; brothers David Gene Gastel and wife Sharon of Rocklin, CA and Robert Gastel of Sand Springs, OK; sister Mary Passmore and husband Jim of Elk City, ID; brothers-in-law Jeff Galitz of Grayslake, IL and Bill McClintock and wife Sandra of Naperville, IL; friend Roberta Koontz and family of Golden City, MO; lifelong friend, Denny Hartley and wife Saney of Carthage, MO along with extended family and numerous friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters Nina Galitz and Ruth Nowlin; brother-in-law Larry Nowlin and sister-in-law Carol Gastel.

A memorial service will be held at the Daniel Funeral Home and Chapel in Lamar, MO on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm.

Contributions can be made payable to the Dorothy Andrews Gastel Memorial Teachers Scholarship at Pittsburg State University or the Zero-The End of Prostate Cancer fund in care of the funeral home.

All arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar, MO.





#5 Sand Springs, OKRobert Gastel 2019-09-05 17:40
To Amy, Lori, Julie, Lisa, Sara & Roberta,
Can't say enough, about how John showed me how to be a Godly man, through his actions as a farmer, and family man. Just observing how John handled different situations in life, taught me valuable lessens, how to handle life's toughest situations, whether it was in business, or simply living life. I pray that our Heavenly Father, and His Son Jesus Christ, will wrap their loving arms around you all, providing comfort and a peace, that only They can provide. Let me end with these three verses from Numbers 6:24-26.
24 "The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace."
#4 LamarKurt Swartz 2019-09-04 18:35
Grew up with the Gastel family across from my grandparents. Johnny will be missed a very good neighbor and great person. Prayers with the family he will be missed every day.
#3 Lamar, MOKent Harris 2019-09-02 18:24
Although I did not personally know John, my family knew some of John's daughters. Mary, David Gene, and of course Bob we have known for years from a farming operation out in the Kenoma area. My dad (Robert Harris) knew the Gastels and always spoke highly of them. I felt, and still do as he did even after quite a few years having passed by.
I am sorry I was unable to attend the service but will pray this loss will bring others to know His Love for us is free to all who believe, and obviously John knew that by the way he lived his life.
To David Gene, Mary, and my great and tall friend, Bob, it was so good to see you in church Sunday if only for a few minutes. May The LORD comfort you at your brother's passing and all the rest of the family as well.
#2 Lead Hill, ArkansasKeith Andrews 2019-08-30 03:16
To The Gastel Family & Friends,
Laurie and I just wanted to express our deep care and concern for you enduring so much loss in such a short period of time. The Love we have seen expressed in your family exemplifies to us everything a family should be.
I’ve never seen a more honest, straight forward example of what a man should be than my cousin, John Gastel. He was as steady as the ground he cultivated. He will be missed very much. We are looking forward to seeing him along with the others in our Heavenly Family. Thankful to our Heavenly Father who gives us this hope through His Son, Jesus Christ.
#1 Osceola, MoDanny & Rita Stewart 2019-08-28 13:15
Dear Girls:
We are so sorry to hear about your dad! Danny looked up to him as a father himself! He has bought many pigs from us and has given a wealth of information when Danny had farming questions.
Our hearts are certainly with you all. He was one of a kind and if we can help with anything, please let us know!

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