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 Elmer Arnold Forkner

Elmer Arnold Forkner

Missouri, USA
Death 6 Dec 2010 (aged 90)
Missouri, USA
Burial Joplin, Newton County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 10196450 · View Source
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Elmer A. Forkner, age 90, of Joplin, passed away on Monday, December 06, 2010 at his home.

Elmer was born November 19, 1920 in Joplin, he was preceded in death by his parents, and four of his five brothers. Clarence Forkner is still residing in Joplin.

Elmer was happily married to Beulah Malone Forkner for over 62 years until July of 2004 when she went to her heavenly home. He was a loving and dedicated father of eight children. Sidney and Clarence which preceded him in death. Floyd Forkner, Sherry Romero, Pat Forkner, Mike Forkner and wife Angel Brown, Pam Finn and husband Tim all of Joplin, and Penny Bird of Carl Junction, Missouri. He was grandfather to 20 grandchildren, and great-grandfather to eleven beautiful grandchildren.

Elmer was a miner most of his life in both Missouri and Idaho. At the age of 22 he enlisted in the Army, and served during World War II with the 81st General Hospital Unit as a nurse tech on the ship Mercy. He was given an Honorable Discharge, and received the Good Conduct Medal, a Victory Ribbon, and Meritorious Service Medal. He will be loved forever, and missed by many.

Funeral services will be Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Parker Mortuary Chapel with Father Frank Sierra officiating. Interment will follow in Osborne Memorial Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers, and full military honors.

The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary on Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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Joplin Globe 12/2010

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10196450
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elmer Arnold Forkner (19 Nov 1920–6 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10196450, citing Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin, Newton County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Missouri Dogwood (contributor 47354443) .