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Norman Eugene "Gene" Moffett
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1926
Death: Oct. 20, 1999

Norman Eugene 'Gene' Moffett
30 July 1926 - 20 October 1999


2nd husband of:

Margaret "Mimi" Helen Holder Willis Moffett Blain
(March 25, 1926 - July 28, 2006)

Margaret Helen Blain, age 80, Joplin, passed away at 5:52 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2006, at Freeman West Hospital with her loved ones by her side.

Margaret was born March 25, 1926, in Ramona, Okla., to the late Roy Holder and Cola Carroll Holder.

She worked as a sales agent for Metropolitan Insurance Company for several years.

She was a loving wife; mother; grandmother; and great-grandmother.

She was an active volunteer with several area organizations, including GNOSIS (in which she served as past president); Joplin R-VIII School District Mentor Program; Freeman Health Systems; Joplin Senior Center; and both Boy and Girl Scouts of America.

She was a longtime member of Fellowship Baptist Church and volunteered her time there in the nursery; vacation bible school; and fellowship hall. She was active in the church choir and taught Sunday school with her husband, George.

She also found time for her sewing and knitting projects and playing her organ.

She married Howard E. Willis Sr. on Jan. 28, 1945, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He preceded her in death on June 14, 1965.

She was also preceded in death by her second husband, Norman Gene Moffett.

She married George Blain on May 16, 1998. He survives at the home.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Carole Wofford and husband, Rickey, Diamond and Linda Gill and husband, Wayne, Pensacola, Fla.; a son, Howard E. Willis Jr., Joplin; stepson, Kirk Blain and wife, Linda, Anaheim, Calif.; stepdaughter, Susan Blain, Paola, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; best friend, Evelene Spalding; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Grace will officiate.

Interment will follow in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Parker Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Published: Sunday 2006/07-30 - Joplin Globe; Has photo.


City County
Joplin (map) Jasper County
Joplin Newton County



Name Birth Death Last Residence Last Benefit Issued

MARGARET H BLAIN 25 Mar 1926 - 28 Jul 2006 (V) 64804 (Joplin, Jasper, MO) 64804 (Joplin, Jasper, MO) Oklahoma

NORMAN E MOFFETT 30 Jul 1926 - 20 Oct 1999 (V) 64759 (Lamar, Barton, MO) (none specified) Missouri


Family links: 
  James F. Moffett (1887 - 1953)
  Theresa Moffett (1896 - 1979)
  Margaret Helen Holder Blain (1926 - 2006)
  James Fredrick Moffett (1922 - 2010)*
  Norman Eugene Moffett (1926 - 1999)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Son of James & Theresa Moffett
Granby Memorial Cemetery
Newton County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Jun 14, 2009
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Norman Eugene Gene Moffett
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Norman Eugene Gene Moffett
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Norman Eugene Gene Moffett
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