Thursday, January 18, 2007

Larry Joe Myers, 65, of Washburn, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin.

He was born March 19, 1941, in Washburn. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virgie Townsend and his mom, Opal Henry Mahurin, who raised him. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Lewis Henry.

Survivors include: four brothers, Billy Ike Henry, of Washburn, Harold Dean, of Pampa, Texas, Don townsend, of Bentonville, Ark., and Mike Townsend, of Springdale, Ark.; four sisters, Pearl Henry, of Washburn, Cora Barnum, of Pampa, Texas, Janice Elsea, of Neosho, and Diane Carter, of Springdale, Ark.

He received his education at Cormus Grove School and then Washburn, where he graduated from high school. He then went to Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield and received his teaching degree. He taught school in Branson for two years then taught Spanish in Joplin for 28 years, retiring in 1992.

Funeral services were held Sunday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. John Henry and Pastor Dayton Brattin conducted the services. Burial was at King Cemetery, Seligman.

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