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.


George Edwin Dighero, age 93, of Lamar, Missouri passed away September 22, 2019, at the Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon, MO.

George was born September 11, 1926 in Irwin, MO to John Dominic Dighero and Mable Claire (Spurling) Dighero. He served his country by joining the U.S. Army. On September 3, 1950, George married Delores Jean Burke in Nevada, MO.

George worked as a construction supervisor, plowing underground telephone cable for Frank Horton. He also enjoyed raising cattle. George was a member of the American Legion, Liberal AF & AM Lodge, Odd Fellows Lodge, Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, and the Lamar AF & AM Lodge.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Dighero and George (Tammy) Dighero, Lamar, MO; four grandchildren, Casey (Tammye) Dighero, Holly Shay Dighero (Fernando Mendez), Justin (Chelsea) Dighero, and Tyler (Jenna) Dighero; five great-grandchildren, Lily Dighero, Georgi Dighero, Andrew Mendez, Summer Mendez, Cheyanne Dighero.

Preceding George in death were his parents; his wife Delores Jean Dighero; a son, Dennis Dighero; four brothers, Dominic, Loyd, Johnnie and Herb Dighero; two sisters, Margaret Metcalf, and Mary Morrow.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar, MO.

Masonic Rites will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. followed by the funeral service. Burial will be in Bluff Cemetery with Military Honors.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to Bluff Cemetery in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#2 Carthage, MOJeanie Harrison 2019-09-25 20:13
My condolences to the Dighero family. This family is well known and are good people. Dennis would have been there welcoming his dad. Truly sorry and I pray for comfort and peace and strength to get through this sad time. There are a lot of family and dear friends praying for each of you and I will be doing the same. God bless each of you.
#1 Austin, TXPaul J Williamson 2019-09-25 14:10
So sorry for your loss George. I always enjoyed visiting with your dad. My prayers to you and all your family.

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