Erselihda Santos

Erselihda Santos, age 29, of Joplin passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

Erselihda, daughter of Alenson Damien and Emelihda Santos, was born on June 14, 1993, in Pohnpei, Micronesia.  She moved to the United States at a young age with her family where she attended school and enjoyed making new friends.  She loved her family and enjoyed the times she spent with them.

Survivors include her parents, Alenson Damien and Emelihda Santos, of Joplin; her fiancé, Alanzo Penikinos, of Joplin; two brothers, Alenson Damian, Jr., and Quinten Ligorio, both of Neosho; two sisters, Elselihda Santos, and Adrishta Damian, both of Joplin; her uncles, Rexner Santos, Elpetner Santos, and Oswalt Santos, all of Joplin; five cousins, Myumi Saimon, of Joplin, Racelynn Paul, of Neosho, Belihda Paul, of Anderson, Hiroshi Pahmer, of Anderson, and Smithson Sailas, of Neosho; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Parker Mortuary followed by burial at 2:00 PM at the Fairview Cemetery in Joplin.

Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

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