Laura M. Clary

November 16, 1930–February 27, 2019


Laura M. Clary, age 88, Joplin, passed away at 5:39 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Mercy Hospital after an illness.

Laura was born November 16, 1930  in Joplin to the late William V. Petty and Lindsey P. Smith Petty and had lived in Joplin all of her life.

Laura worked as a truck driver; longtime owner of a beauty salon; owner of a local cafe and several years in sales at Famous Barr.  In her spare time, she enjoyed golf; playing pool; sewing; reading and making wine spritzers.  Laura will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Wesley Waggoner, Joplin, Robert Michael Waggoner, Lenexa, Kansas; one daughter, Linda Louise Waggoner Lambeth Bachman, Carl Junction; her step daughter, Laurie Tandy, Joplin; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; best friend, Virginia Farris, Joplin; good friend, Gloria; and longtime companion, Bandy.

A memorial visitation is planned for Thursday from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Parker Mortuary.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

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