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Stanley Workman September 23, 1936 - September 11, 2022

Date of Funeral

September 14, 2022

Stanley Workman, age 85 of the rural Dogwood community, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2022, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born Wednesday, September 23, 1936, at Chadwick, Missouri, the son of Jerry and Zola ( Hughes) Workman. On February 27, 1960, Stanley was united in marriage to Joan Swearengin at Willard, Missouri.

Stanley was a longtime Douglas County resident and well-known as the “Dogwood Mayor”. He enjoyed his family and always gave kind hearted love along with his willingness to help. He loved his family unconditionally and supported them with love and commitment. Stanley was employed with Dayco Corporate for 19 years but his true passion was farming and caring for his dairy herd. Stanley was a hard working man and recently split 9 rick of firewood. His favorite hobbies include coon hunting, deer hunting and he was well-known for providing the community feast after the hunting seasons. Stanley was a people person and will be sadly missed but his loving memory will live on forever in the hearts of his wonderful family.

Stanley is survived by his wife Joan; son Marc Workman and wife Pauline; daughter Pam Workman and Tim Chainey; six grandchildren Stephen Clayton, Audrey Stafford, Ashlee Clayton, Richard Stevens and wife Robyne, Corey Finnern, and Shelli Jo Hancock; five great-grandchildren Kenlee Helms, Gracie Emmons, Paislie James Clayton, Beckett Hancock, and Mary Jane Stevens; two brothers Morris Workman and wife Betty, Marlin Workman and wife Judy; several nieces, nephews and other caring relatives.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Kelle Ann Workman, infant son James Matthew Workman and a brother Wilbur Workman.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 14, 2022 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Burial will follow in Dogwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 in the funeral home. Donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association 1630 W. Elfindale Street, Springfield, Missouri or The Dogwood Cemetery.


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    Susan (Herd) Doyle says

    Joan, Pam and Marc
    Thoughts and Prayers going out to your family! I know he will be greatly missed! Big Hugs

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    Jeff Witt and Family says

    Marc, condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you all at this time.

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    Jeff Witt and Family says

    Marc, condolences to you and your family.

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    Tommy Claxton says

    So Sorry to learn about your Dads passing my prayers are with you and your family during this sad time
    please reach out to me if you need anything Love Hugs and Prayers

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    Brenda Dinwiddie says

    Joan, Scott and I are so sorry to learn of Stanley’s passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give comfort to you in this hour of need. Brenda and Scott Dinwiddie.

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    Jamey Herd says

    Joan, Marc, Pam and family, so sorry at the passing of Stanley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you comfort and peace. Jamey and Billy Joe.

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    Aletta Fox Hutchins says

    Sending love, hugs and prayers to Joan, Pam, Ashlee, Kenlee, Stephen and all of the family. I am so sorry for Y’all’s loss.

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    Teresa McCutchen says

    Sorry for your loss. I remember Grandpa Norman always enjoyed Stanley’s visits. Will be praying for your family.

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