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Ona Arlene Null

June 12, 1935 — March 2, 2024

Lamar, Missouri

Ona Arlene Null

Ona Arlene (Clements) Null, age 88, of Lamar, Missouri passed away March 2, 2024, at Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri.
 
Ona was born June 12, 1935, in Lamar, MO to Ora Deigh Clements and Mary Irene (Divine) Clements. Ona graduated from Lamar High School in the class of 1953, where she was an excellent baton twirler for the school's marching band.
 
From there, Ona would work for over 30 years in the telephone services for, Southwestern Bell and Sprint, starting as a switchboard operator, and ending in the fraud department before she would retire.

Ona met and fell in love with Donald Null. They would marry on February 6, 1960, at the Lamar First Baptist Church. They would grow old together, traveling, raising a family and just enjoying each other for nearly 60 years, until Donald passed on November 30, 2020.

She was the foundation of our family through and through! Being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother was the greatest joy of her life. She always knew the right thing to say, never missed a special event or date, and she always supported us through every struggle and passion that came into our lives. She made it her mission to always put family first! Cooking was also a big part of her life, and she was extremely good at it. She always made sure everyone would have their own special sweet treat.

Survivors include one son, Todd Null, of Lamar, MO; one daughter, Leslie (Dan) Roncelli, of Odessa, Missouri; two brothers, Maurice Clements of Lamar, MO., and Jarold Clements of Butler, Missouri; one sister, Sharon (John) Walls; two sisters-in-law, Mary Null of Overland Park, Kansas and Wanda Null of Lee's Summit, Missouri; five grandchildren, Paige Null (Josh), Brittany (Denny) Chandler, Lauryn Roncelli, Jenna Roncelli and Drew Roncelli; one great-grandson, Ripp; and one great-granddaughter, Octavia; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ona was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Null; her parents, Ora and Mary Clements; one brother, Sonny Clements; one sister-in-law, Martha (Maurice) Clements; two brothers-in-law, Carl Null and Albert Null and one great-granddaughter, Keeleigh (Paige).
 
Funeral services will be announced at a later date.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to St. Jude Children's Hospital or the American Heart Association in care of Daniel Funeral Home. The family would appreciate a card and / or donation in lieu of flowers, due to the family living in multiple locations.
 
Condolences may be shared at www.dfhlamar.com



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