March 29, 2021

LIBERAL- A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Iantha Cemetery for Wayne Lee Workman, 91, Liberal, who died Friday, March 26, 2021, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, following a short illness.

The family will receive visitors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, at Konantz Warden Funeral Home in Lamar.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Iantha Cemetery.

The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.konantzwarden.com.

Survivors include his wife Donna; a daughter, Waneta and husband Roy Knight; two grandsons, Ryan Knight and his wife Dara, Raymore and Kyle Knight, Joplin and three great grandchildren, Carter, Greyson and Landry Knight, Joplin.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Leonard Workman and wife Vida, Jewel Workman and wife Helen Jean, Don Workman and wife Georgia Lee, Ernie Workman and wife Carolyn and Clifford Workman and six sisters, Eunice Levaugh and husband Ray, Ellen Ambler and husband Cecil, Elsie Clark and husband Doe, Pauline Smith, Nadine Ireland and husband Vic and a twin sister, Waunita Faye Workman.

Mr. Workman was born Sept. 19, 1929, in Kaiser, to William Lonzo Workman and Chloe Agnes (Cornet) Workman. The family moved to Lamar when he was one year old. He was a 1947 graduate of Lamar High School. He married Donna Jeane Bartlett on Sept. 23, 1950, in Bentonville, Ark. They celebrated 70 years of marriage in 2020.

He served in the Army from 1951 to 1954, where he was wounded in Korea. He received multiple medals including a Purple Heart.

He 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.