Myrna Chesnutt

CHETOPA — Myrna Chesnutt, 81, of Chetopa passed away at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. 

Myrna Margaret Chesnutt was born on May 26, 1941, to Horace Myrn and Laura Jean (Tullis) Chesnutt in Columbus. She grew up and attended school in Chetopa, graduating from Chetopa High School in 1959.

Following high school, Myrna attended NEO at Miami and earned a bachelor of science degree from Pittsburg State University. For many years, she worked at Joplin Supply and then also at Joplin Stockyards and Welch Stockyards. For over 45 years, Myrna clerked the Chesnutt and Chesnutt Auctions.

Myrna had a real sweet tooth. She enjoyed shopping for clothes and jewelry. Garage sales and thrift stores were a favorite too.

Survivors include a nephew, Cody Chesnutt (Sharla) of Oswego; a great-niece, Kristen Chesnutt of Parsons; and a great-nephew, Austin Chesnutt of Oswego.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Jerry Chesnutt.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. Burial will follow at Lake Creek Cemetery in Bartlett. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Labette County Fair Board. These may be left at or mailed to the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, KS, 67336.

Online condolences may be left at

Recommended for you