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 Kelle Ann Workman

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Kelle Ann Workman

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 1 Jul 1989 (aged 24)
Missouri, USA
Burial Dogwood, Douglas County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 26401813 View Source
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[Note: Daughter of Stanley & Joan (Swearengin) Workman; was kidnapped June 30, 1989 while mowing the Dogwood Cemetery and found murdered several days later, off "T- Hwy" about 80 feet down hillside into a wet-weather spring.]

Kelle Ann Workman, 25, of Dogwood, was found July 7, at 7 p.m. in Christian County east of Oldfield. She apparently died approximately one week earlier. Services for Miss Workman were held July 11, 1989 in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Chapel, Ava, with Father Robert Gilmore and Brother Dale Ross officiating. Burial was in Dogwood Cemetery. Kelle Ann was self-employed, and was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Southern Baptist Church in Dogwood. She is survived by her parents, Stanley and Joan Workman, Dogwood; a brother, Marc Workman, Springfield; a sister, Pamela Workman, of the home; her paternal grandparents, Jerry & Freeda Workman, Seymour; other relatives & friends. Preceding her in death were her maternal grandparents, Oscar Murlin & Ida (Yates) Swearengin.

This poignant poem was written by Joan Workman for her daughter, Kelle Ann Workman and read at her service.
"Like a slender pine
My daughter grew
Was that my shadow?
No, it's you
With gentle fingers
The earth you spade
While others enjoyed
The beauty you made
The pain you suffered
Will never be told
Your grassy lawns are now
Streets of Gold"

July 6, 1989 ( Douglas County Hearld)
The Dogwood Community west of Ava is reeling this week in a state of shock, fear & disbelief over the disappearance of a 24 year old woman from that neighborhood last Friday evening, June 30 while she was mowing the Dogwood Cemetery at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, located at the junction of Hwy 14 and Douglas County Route Z, about 14 miles west of Ava.

*This case is still unsolved*


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