Services will be livestreamed via Lamar United Methodist Church Facebook Page or YouTube Page.


Janet Marie Curless, age 90, of Lamar, Missouri passed away January 2, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.
Janet was born November 1, 1931 in Lamar to Thomas Albert Streeper and Reba Alberta (Griffin) Streeper. Janet graduated from Lamar High School in the class of 1949. On October 15, 1950, Janet married Charles Emmett "Bub" Curless in Lamar, MO.
Janet worked alongside her husband in various businesses throughout their married life, especially Hillcrest Lanes, which they built and opened on their 10th wedding anniversary, October 15, 1960. She was a member of the Lamar United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, Red Hat Society, Methodist Women, JOY, Elks and several bridge clubs.
Survivors include her son Charles and wife Nancy Curless and daughter Jerri and husband Craig Finley, all of Lamar, six grandchildren; Amy and husband Mike Marrone, Julie and husband Bo Bennett, Ann and husband Jason Killmon, Ryan and wife Carri Finley, Melissa Finley and Matthew Finley, seven great-grandchildren; Emma Bennett, Avery Bennett, Tate Bennett, Jack Killmon, Laila Killmon, Kyler Finley and Jaden Finley. 
Preceding Janet in death were her husband, her parents, one brother, Thomas Wallace Streeper and one baby sister, Carolyn Sue Streeper.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2022, at Lamar United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Lake Cemetery in Lamar, MO.
Contributions are suggested and made payable to Barton County Community Foundation or Hearts and Hands for Humanity or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
Condolences may be shared at www.dfhlamar.com


#11 Springfield, MODavid Yancey 2022-01-07 13:29
Charles and Family, Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Although I did not know her, she seemed like an interesting lady. I know she had her struggles raising you, but she persevered. Karen and I wish you the best and extend our deepest sympathy.
#10 Lamar Mo.David Turner 2022-01-06 17:29
I shall miss this fine lady and the many conversations we had after church and on the telephone. Our sympathies to her children and family. It is good to know that God shall wipe away all tears.
#9 Lamar, MOKent Harris 2022-01-06 15:07
Just wanted to offer our condolences to Janet’s family. Always enjoyed our visits with Janet whether it be at a football game or other community event. What a sharp witted, pleasant, and “concern for others” person Janet was. Most definitely our community has lost a pillar who did so much thru her efforts and the efforts of her family to make Lamar the great place it is even in today’s somewhat uncertain times.
Kent & Debbie Harris
#8 LamarRuss & Pam Logan 2022-01-06 12:38
Still hard to believe precious Janet is no longer with us. Even though we were lucky enough to have her for 90 years, it is still so hard to let her go. She was such a light in the world and will be greatly missed by so many. Love and prayers to you all. ❤️
#7 613 W10th,Lamar,Mo.Richard Newsome 2022-01-06 00:15
Janet was great lady and will be missed dearly. .Deepest sympathy from us. Norma and Jake
#6 Independence MOMichelle Reiling 2022-01-05 23:13
Aunt Janet loved with her whole heart and I am a better person having known her.She will be missed but never forgoten!
#5 Norman OKBrent & Patti Thomas 2022-01-05 23:06
We absolutely adored Janet! She was a free spirit and was always open to an opportunity for family and fun. We loved getting to experience her sweet hospitality through her daughter Jerri who introduced us to her many years ago now. What a beautiful, full life she lived! Always sharing her love for her family and friends! God bless her amazing family as you celebrate a life well lived! ❤️❤️❤️
#4 Tucson ArizonaStan Oaksmith 2022-01-05 23:04
Oh, that picture! Couldn’t help but grin as soon as I saw it. And that’s exactly what Aunt Janet always did for me, happiness and comfort.
#3 Lamar mogary w white 2022-01-05 14:06
She was such a special lady. I don't remember how many years that I've taken care of her yard but thru those we built a very good friendship. It was always a good time visiting with her and having a laugh with her. She was quite a blessing to know her and I am sure many many people can share this. I know that I will miss her but I know that she is in a great place now. So sorry for your loss.
#2 Liberal MissouriPam Myers 2022-01-05 13:54
So sorry to hear of Janet's passing she was a lovely lady Thinking of you Charles and Jerri it is hard to loose your momma

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