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 Lela Dona <I>Noel</I> Kirkpatrick

Lela Dona Noel Kirkpatrick

Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Death 3 Jan 2013 (aged 94)
Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 100127666 · View Source
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Lela Dona Noel Kirkpatrick, 94, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2013, at a local hospital. She was born Lela Dona Noel on April 2, 1918 to Claude Finis Noel and Myrtle Graham Noel in Joplin, Mo. She was a dietician and cook at the First Baptist Church of Van Buren (Arkansas) for many years, owner of the City Cleaners in Van Buren, and a member of the Church of Christ. She was raised in Joplin and a graduate of Joplin High School class of 1936. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clair Neff Kirkpatrick; her son, Tommy Monroe Donaldson; her parents; and her three brothers, Cecil, Carl and Matthew Harold (Dick) Noel.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013) with burial to follow at Forest Park Cemetery in Joplin, Mo., under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

She is survived by two daughters, Mari Kay Kirkpatrick Baker of Rogers and Donna Jean Kirkpatrick Carson of Van Buren; eight grandchildren, Bill Baker, Kristi Baker, Elise Carson Odle, Lauren Carson, Karen Donaldson, Janet Donaldson Sharp, Justin Monroe Donaldson and Jennie Donaldson; and several great-grandchildren.

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Lela Dona April 2, 1918(b) Married Dec. 31, 1948 Clair Neff Sept. 18, 1904(b) June 22, 1992(d)




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  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100127666
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lela Dona Noel Kirkpatrick (2 Apr 1918–3 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100127666, citing Forest Park Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Donna Carson (contributor 47974694) .