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     Joann Dykes, age 82, of Lamar, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016, at Barton County Memorial Hospital.

     Joann was born January 13, 1934, in Cassville, Missouri, the first of the three daughters of Lee and Ruth (Carson) Baker.

     On July 3, 1952, at Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Joann married Henry Dykes. Henry and Joann owned and operated the Sears Catalog Store in Stockton, Missouri for many years.  In 1988 they moved to Lamar where Joann was a clerk at Snooper’s on the square as well as a knowledgeable and pleasant tour guide at the Truman Birthplace.  Never meeting a stranger, Joann enjoyed the friendships fostered through her years as an Avon representative.  Her ready smile and warm countenance was an encouragement to many.  She cherished time spent with family and was an eager and loving babysitter whenever there was a need. She had been an active part of Lamar Family Ministries Center.

     After sharing 53 years together, Henry passed away December 29, 2005.  Joann was also preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Ruth Baker and an infant sister, Mary Dean Baker.

     Survivors include a son, Gary (Paula) Dykes, Lamar; two daughters, Lisa (Greg) Evans and Debbie (Jerry) Glover, Lamar; a sister, Donna (Cy) King, Stockton, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Amanda (Dustin) Osborne, Stacy Glover & Melanie, Austin Glover & Megan, Lindsay Edwards, Christina (Kyle) James, Christopher Dykes, Zachary Dykes, Susan Conner, and Joel Evans; nine great-grandchildren, Noah, Bailey, Isabel, Hailey, Aidan, Greyson, Kyler, Ryker, and Aria; her faithful dog, Scruffy; and a large extended family.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 5th at Lamar Family Ministries Center.  Burial will be in Howell Cemetery south of Milford, Missouri.

     The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Daniel Funeral Home.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.


#6 Laurann Robertson 2016-12-11 13:50
So sorry to hear about Joann......she was so very kind to me and I loved visiting with her. Your Mom was so proud of you all.
#5 Lamar MODonna Arnold 2016-12-05 08:06
Your mom was such a pleasant (and pretty) lady. Will pray for comfort for your family at this time.
#4 Sheldon, Mo.Vincent & Kathy Ashworth 2016-12-05 08:02
To all of Joann's family ~
We are so very sorry for the loss of your very sweet family member. May God wrap His arms around each one of you and provide you with peace as you go through this difficult time.
In love and prayers,
Kathy and Vincent
#3 Garden City, Mo.Arletta Roberts 2016-12-04 09:46
To All the family: my husband and I are sorry for your loss. We will be praying for all the family God bless you all!
#2 St. Louis, MoMelanie King Gibson 2016-12-03 21:35
So sorry to hear of this. My Grandma Donna King and her were sisters and she was always so sweet when we would see her! Glad she is at peace with God (he knew her struggles). We'll be praying and thinking of all of you in the days to come! Peace be with you all!
#1 Sammy &Cheryl dohle 2016-12-02 21:44
So sorry to hear of Joanna passing I worked with her at Truman birthplace you all are in our thoughts and prayers. She's at her happiest now back with Henry again..God bless you all

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