Jose D Argueta, 82, passed with peace and grace on July 10, 2019 after an 18-year heroic battle with cancer, with his loving family by his side. Predeceased by his lovinig wife, Sonia Carmen Argueta (Mojica) in 2015. Survived by his only daughter Sonia Jones (Argueta) of Springfield, and his grandchildren, Ariel Bonilla of Springfield, Steven Martinez of Springfield, and Christian Martinez of Springfield, and his many family members back in El Salvador. He is also survived by his son-in-law, "Big Son" Tony Jones, of Springfield, as well as many friends, especially Arlene Mc Cormack who was Jose's Hospice Nurse and dear family friend in addition to his church family.
Jose was born in San Miguel, El Salvador on September 11, 1936, where his parents owned and operated the family farm. After high school he married the love of his life Sonia Carmen Argueta (Mojica) and remained a faithful and loving husband for 52 years. Jose, ahead of his wife and daughter, emigrated to the United States in the 1970's, to search for work and a better life. Soon thereafter, his wife and daughter emigrated to the United States. Upon his arrival in the United States, Jose worked as a welder, and later in a managerial position as a book keeper for 30 years. He lived in Long Island,, New York, where he raised his family and after retirement, moved to the Springfield, Missouri area in 2005.
Jose was an exemplary man, who loved his family beyond measure and his family loved and adored him. A man of faith, he loved The Lord with all of his heart and soul and sincerely looked forward to the day he would be at The Lord's right hand.
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