Monday, May 30, 2011

Bruce Lievens, auction clerk, killed in Joplin tornado

(The following obituary was taken from the Clark Funeral Home website.)

Bruce Allen Lievens, 48, Joplin, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, from injuries sustained in the Joplin tornado.

He was born December 18, 1962, in Moline, IL to James Lee Lievens and Darlene Kay (Kelso) Lievens.

Bruce moved to the Neosho area in 1975 from Illinois where he had worked in the family business of Circle L-Auctions Service as an auction clerk for over 30 years, He was an avid sports fan, loved being with his family and also buying and selling antiques.

He is survived by his parents James and Darlene Lievens of Neosho; two brother, Bart Lievens, Seneca, Brett and wife Roxanne Lievens, Neosho; two sisters, Brenda Boyd and companion Mike Larson, Neosho, Betsy and Gabe Shorter, Neosho; 13 nieces and nephews, Marquise, LaKyne, Jake, Mark, Dakota, Garrett, Cara, Carinna, Trevor, Seth, Grace, Hollie and Katlyn; and his best friends Rick and Giselle Scott.

The family will receive friends from 4 pm to 6 pm on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. There will be a prayer service at 6 pm on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. Officiating will be Fr. Hank Grodecki, C.M.. Following the services, the body will be cremated.

The family has requested for contributions in Bruce’s honor be made to the Missouri Ozark Cerebral Palsy, in care of Clark Funeral Homes, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, MO.

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