Laura M. Tillman

Monday, December 28, 2015

Laura M. Tillman, 61, Neosho, died Dec. 26, 2015, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, following a sudden illness. Laura was born Dec. 2, 1954, in Oil Dale, Calif., and had moved to the Neosho area in 1994 from Cassville, Mo., and currently worked at Beimdiek Insurance in Neosho. She was an amazing vocalist, an avid reader, enjoyed cooking and sewing and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Neosho. Laura married James Tillman on Nov. 19, 1994, at Exeter and he survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Aundrea (Dennis) Petty of Neosho; two stepsons, Adam (Dawn) Tillman of Neosho and Danny (Brandy) Tillman of Anderson; five grandchildren, Danielle Tillman, Alyssa Tillman, Madison Ditzler, Nathanial Gage Tillman and Kerman Reece Tillman and a brother, Jessie (Sandra) Millican of Greenfield, Mo. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jessie C. and Marian G. (Wiley) Millican.

Services will be Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Pastor Buddy Funk officiating. Interment will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, Mo.

Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho on Wed. from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and the family will receive friends Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until service time.

Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo. Online condolences may be posted at