Obituary of Wayne L Workman
Wayne Lee Workman, 91 of Liberal, MO passed away at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO Friday, March 26, 2021 after a short illness. He was born September 19, 1929 in Kaiser, MO to William Lonzo Workman and Chloe Agnes (Cornet) Workman. The family moved to Lamar, MO when Wayne was 1 year old. He graduated from Lamar High School in 1947. He married Donna Jeane Bartlett on September 23, 1950 in Bentonville, AR. They celebrated 70 years of marriage in 2020. They have one daughter, Waneta Faye Knight. He served in the Army from 1951 to 1954 where he was wounded in Korea. He received multiple medals including a Purple Heart. Wayne worked at several factories through the years, including Lawn Boy, Harvest Brand, O’Sullivan, and Leggett and Platt, all while farming full time. He was a man full of stories who was an avid fisherman and hunter. He is survived by his wife Donna, daughter Waneta and her husband Roy Knight, two grandsons, Ryan Knight and his wife Dara of Raymore, MO and Kyle Knight of Joplin, MO. He is also survived by three great grandchildren, Carter, Greyson and Landry Knight of Joplin, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents and 5 brothers, Leonard Workman and his wife Vida, Jewel Workman and his wife Helen Jean, Don Workman and his wife Georgia Lee, Ernie Workman and his wife Carolyn and Clifford Workman. He was also preceded in death by his 6 sisters, Eunice Levaugh and her husband Ray, Ellen Ambler and her husband Cecil, Elsie Clark and her husband Doe, Pauline Smith, Nadine Ireland and her husband Vic and twin sister Waunita Faye Workman. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Iantha Cemetery. The family will receive visitors on Monday March 29, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Konantz Warden Funeral Home. A graveside funeral service will be held at Iantha Cemetery on Tuesday March 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM.