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Obituary for Dr. John Russell Dages

Dr. John Russell Dages, Ph.D, 56, of Joplin, MO, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019.

Born in Louisville, he was a graduate of St. Xavier High School (Class of ’80), the University of Notre Dame, and earned his doctorate at Indiana University. John dedicated his life to professionally and compassionately serving the mental health community and the needs of others both as a college professor and as a clinical psychologist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Pat and Russell Dages.

John is survived by his wife, Teresa Rowe-Dages; his sisters, Mary Dages Gould (Thad) and Anne Dages Nutt (David); and their families.

Visitation will be from 10am - 12 noon on Saturday, June 22 with the memorial service immediately following at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Dr. John R. Dages Dignity & Compassion Foundation C/O Rowe-Dages & Associates at 705 Illinois Ave., Suite 14, Joplin, MO 64908 or the Joplin Humane Society .