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.


Betty Kay Sparks, age 66, of Lockwood, MO died August 23, 2019 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, MO after a long battle with cancer.

Betty was born January 12, 1953 to George Elliott and Nora (LaDuke) Elliott in Clinton, MO and grew up in Clinton. She graduated as an LPN from Warrensburg Vo-Tech in 1991. On November 3, 1995 she married Richard Sparks in Lamar, MO. She had worked at Golden Valley Hospital, Westwood Living Center, both in Clinton, MO as well as Truman Healthcare Center for many years, and most recently Casey’s General Store in Lockwood.

Betty loved her animals, loved the great outdoors and catching fish. Spending time with her grandbaby’s, great-grandbaby’s and other family members is what gave her the greatest joy.

Survivors include a son, Steve Ross, Lockwood, MO; a daughter, Charlene Peck (Matt Callahan), Springfield, MO; a stepson, Kenneth (Neta) Hahn, Lockwood, MO; two stepdaughters, Paula Black, Brandenton, FL and Cathy (Danny) Trent, Lockwood, MO; her mother, Nora Elliott, Clinton, MO; three brothers, Charley Elliott, Clinton, MO, Norman Elliott, Holden, MO and Eddie Elliott, Arkansas; one Sister Ellen Elliott (Leonard Baumgarden), Deepwater, MO; 30 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren, and one on the way.

Preceding her in death were her father, George Elliott, a brother, Chuck Elliott, and an infant sister, Norene Elliott.

A Celebration of Life will be 2 p.m., Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Burton Leadership Center, 578 East Highway T, Lamar, MO with Erick Burton officiating.



#2 Clinton,moJeffrey Stephens 2019-09-13 02:19
RIP Aunt Bee love and miss you.
#1 Brookings SDBetty Maggard 2019-09-05 18:34
May you rest in peace. You are going to be missed by so many. We will always love you and remember what an amazing woman you was

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