Winfred and Elizabeth Post
The Post Library honors the late Winfred and Elizabeth Post, generous philanthropists who actively promoted history and the arts in Joplin. The Posts had an incredible zest for life and loved to dress up in period costumes when entertaining their friends. They traveled extensively, collecting European antique furniture and art works.
Winfred Luscombe Post was born in Carthage, MO, on November 21, 1897. He earned his medical degree from Washington University in 1922, then practiced medicine in Joplin as an ophthalmologist.
Elizabeth Robberson Clark wa s born in Joplin, MO, February 8, 1900. She married Winfred Post on November 8, 1925. They were the devoted parents of two daughters, Elizabeth (1932-1937) and Eleanor (1937-1981)
When Elizabeth Post died in 1976 and her husband the following year, Joplin lost two of its most esteemed and beloved benefactors.