A 2009 photo provided by John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts shows John Q. Hammons. Hammons, a prominent hotel developer and southwest Missouri philanthropist, died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at

 

              A 2009 photo provided by John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts shows John Q. Hammons. Hammons, a prominent hotel developer and southwest Missouri philanthropist, died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at
A 2009 photo provided by John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts shows John Q. Hammons. Hammons, a prominent hotel developer and southwest Missouri philanthropist, died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at a nursing home in Springfield, Mo., said Sheri Davidson Smith, a spokeswoman for John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts. He was 94. (AP Photo/John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts)