Joe Beltz

Joe Beltz, 56, of Stet, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, June 10, 2013 at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City.

Joe was born Feb. 19, 1957 in Sacramento, Calif. to Llewellyn and Joyce (Highfill) Beltz. He married Diana Jane Forson of Independence, July 1, 1979; she survives of the home.

Joe worked in tool & die and as a Machinist in the Kansas City, Mo. area. He was of the Christian faith. Joe lived in the Stet, Missouri area for the last 26 years. He loved participating in 4-H shooting sports and helping with the boy scouts. Joe was a member of the Stet Fire Department.

He will be sadly missed by those that loved him. Joe is survived by his wife of 34 years, Diana J. Beltz; two daughters, Julie D. Hufford and her husband, Billy Frank Hufford, III “B.J” of Orrick, and Jamie D. Soutter and her husband, Joshua Soutter of Richmond; He also leaves behind his mother, Joyce Beltz of Independence; and a brother, Arthur Griffin and his wife, Tonya Griffin of Independence.

A Celebration of Joe’s life will be held at a later date. On line condolences may be left  at

Thurman Funeral Home in Norborne, is in charge of the arrangements.

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