Dunagan Suzie

     Rhonda Susan “Suzi” Dunagan, 59, of rural Lamar, passed away early Friday morning, February 2, 2018, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.

     Suzi was born December 13, 1958, in Lamar, fifth of the six children of Dean and Mary (Wolverton) Strong.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Heather Joleen Dunagan; a brother, Larry Strong; and a sister, Shelley Ann Ryan.

     In 1975, Suzi met and later married the love of her life, Doyle Dunagan, and they made their home in the Milford area.  Suzi’s Barton County childhood had instilled a life-long love of nature and animals.  She developed a sixth sense in relating to dogs, her favorite horses, Dove and Tater, and the fawn, B.B., who was nurtured as a house pet.  Working through the challenges of rheumatoid arthritis, Suzi had been the deli manager at Lamar Supermarket.  She was an incredible homemaker, an accomplished seamstress, and had completed many cross stitch and crochet projects to share with family and friends. 

     Survivors include her husband, Doyle, of the home; a son, Doyle D. Jr. (Jennie) Dunagan, Stockton, Missouri; two brothers, David (Christy) Strong, Lamar and Mick (Pam) Strong, Hot Springs, Arkansas; and a sister Sari (Rick) Hornbeck, Lamar.  She delighted in her grandsons, Ryeder and Treyce and loved being “Grandma Suzi” to great-nieces, Taygen and Taylor.  Suzi will be missed by many nieces, nephews, a large extended family, and a host of friends.

     A gathering to celebrate Suzi's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 10th at Daniel Funeral Home.  A private committal service will be held at a later date.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Barton County Humane Society or Arthritis Foundation in care of the funeral home.



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#7 Asbury,Mo.Delma Higgins Ross 2018-02-27 18:06
I don't know if you remember me from Sheldon schools,but wanted to tell you how sorry I am at the loss of your wife. My deepest sympathy. Delma Higgins Ross
#6 RE: Suzi DunaganDalton Johnson 2018-02-15 01:53
Love you miss you
#5 RE: Suzi DunaganCassidy Kitchell 2018-02-15 01:47
If you get a chance look down and me and let me know my faults. I'll miss you and Heather with everything I got. Just remember I will get to see you and we can laugh about the day yp7 slipped outta my hands and ended up on the floor. I love you aunt suzi.
#4 lamar, MoMatthew Neeley 2018-02-13 17:44
love you aunt Suzi miss just if heaven was not so far away i would come see you every day and we would ride dove and tater and have a great time with B.B
#3 RE: Suzi DunaganRon Lovan 2018-02-08 22:44
So Sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
#2 LamarRichard 2018-02-03 17:11
My condolences Doyle. You and Suzi were so good to my brother James. My thoughts and prayers are with you.6yq
#1 Pine Bluff, ArJanice Onstott 2018-02-02 17:53
Doyle my deepest condolences to you. My heart breaks for the pain you have suffered these last few years. Suzi was very special to Gene and I both as you are.Fly high sweet angle and meet your daughter..

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