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.

 Mary Kathalen Walker 3

Mary Kathalen Walker, age 88, of Lamar, Missouri, passed away March 7, 2020, at Cox Barton County Hospital, Lamar, with her family by her side.
Mary was born March 27, 1931 in Sarcoxie, Missouri to the late Cheslie A. Cook and Ina Marie (Roseborough) Cook.  Mary graduated from Sarcoxie High School in the class of 1948.  While on a Church outing to the Carthage Skating Rink, Mary met Leonard Calvin Walker and the two were married on April 27, 1952, in Harrison, Arkansas.  Leonard preceded her in death on November 5, 1993.
Mary was a homemaker and later a kindergarten aide.  She loved traveling and camping with her husband Leonard.  Mary also enjoyed fishing and camping at Roaring River with the grandkids, watching them play sports and show cattle.
Survivors include three daughters; Villa Waltz and Vina Kahre both of Jasper, Missouri, and Dana (Kenny) Owen, Lamar, Missouri, two brothers; Wendell "Chick" Cook, Yuba City, California, and Robert "Bob" (Barbara) Cook, Carl Junction, Missouri, six grandchildren; Jason (Tandi) Owen, Forney, Texas, Lynsey (Chris) Coleman, Edmond, Oklahoma, Ryann (Jason) Cummings, Tuttle, Oklahoma, Allison (Cody) Kreifels, St. Joseph, Missouri, Brad (Jama) Waltz and Amie Primm all of Jasper, twelve great-grandchildren; Jaxson Owen, Raelynn, Corban and Barrett Coleman, Dylan and Kyndell Cummings, Carter Kreifels, Kirstin, Morgan and Logan Winchester, Addyson Primm and Jonathan Kohley, two great-great-grandchildren; Knox and Waylon Winchester, one brother-in-law; Charles Barnes, and two sisters-in-law; Theao Cook and Dixie Mason.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter; Verna Marlene (1953), five brothers; John, Hal, George, James, and Carl Cook, two sisters; Velma McBride and Bertha Barnes, and one son-in-law; Gary Waltz.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in IOOF, Golden City, Missouri.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the funeral home. 
Contributions are suggested and made payable to Barton County Senior Citizens Center or the Missouri Baptist Children's Home, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#3 Joplin, MOSharon Higgins 2020-03-10 18:02
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. I always enjoyed visiting with your Mom at Maple. She was always so kind, and her talents in needle work was inspiring.
She will be missed, God bless .
#2 LamarBecky Backerman 2020-03-10 16:01
I have wonderful memories of your mother, she was a great lady. Always kind when I was at your house. God bless all of you at this time. Heaven received an Angel ❤️
#1 LamarBob & Janet Sitton 2020-03-10 03:06
Our sympathy in the loss of your Mother.

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