Ron was raised in Hot Springs, Ark., where he graduated from high school in 1961. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Henderson College in 1965. Ron later received his Masters of Science Degree from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., in 1967. He operated Kapple's Plumbing and Heating in Nevada for 11 years and has lived in Lamar for the past 15 years where he was owner/operator of the Southwest Missouri Court Services for the past eight years.
In addition to his wife, Julie, survivors include one son, Marc Lawhorne and his wife, Jody, Columbia, Mo.; one daughter, Mary Katherine Wilson and her husband, Michael, Springdale, Ark.; two stepchildren, Staci Werkmeister, Lamar, Mo., and Jeremy Werkmeister and his wife, Becky, El Dorado Springs, Mo.; and four grandchildren, Mackenzie Wilson, Boone Glauert, Spencer Gibbs and Cody Werkmeister.
No services are planned and the family will receive friends at the home in Lamar from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 29.
Those who wish may contribute to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada.
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