Obituaries

Lavena Marie Crooks

Lavena Marie Crooks, 87, was a prairie girl from Deora, CO, where her parents, Arthur and Reta Dockum, homesteaded and ranched. Lavena passed away peacefully on May 15, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Services were held Saturday, May 20, in the Church of God (Holiness), 6801 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS, 66204. Burial followed

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Darrell Lee Shoot

Darrell “Dee Dee” Lee Shoot, 64, El Dorado Springs, passed away at his home on Wednesday evening, May 17, 2017. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017,   at Clintonville Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Charles Eugene Sharpe

Charles Eugene Sharpe, 87, El Dorado Springs, departed from this life on May 21, 2017. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. untill 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Clintonville Cemetery under the

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Jean Louise Garner Hawkins

Jean Hawkins, Liberty, passed away in the arms of her family at her home on Monday evening, April 17, 2017, the result of an almost year-long struggle with colon cancer. She is survived by her husband, Stephen Pruitt Hawkins, of the home; her sons – Stephen Christopher Hawkins, Laurel, MD; Troy Bartholomew Hawkins (wife Lauren

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Khara Rachelle (Allison) Julian

Khara Rachelle (Allison) Julian, 34, El Dorado Springs, went to be with her Lord on Saturday evening, May 13, 2017. Khara was born on April 19, 1983, in Nevada to Greg and Cheri Allison. She was obedient to God’s word, putting Him on in baptism on April 16, 1995. Khara married Jared Julian, her high

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Billie Ray Durham

Billie Ray Durham, 79, El Dorado Springs passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital. Graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 18, in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, El Dorado Springs under direction of the Sheldon funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. Family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, May

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Marilyn Isabell Yick

Marilyn Isabell Yick, 80, of Branson,  left us too soon on April 23, 2017. She was born Nov. 2, 1936, to Elmer C. and Noval L. (Bland) Worthington at Caplinger Mills. She was a sunflower to everyone she touched. Marilyn graduated from Kearny High School in San Diego, CA, and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from

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Janet Marie Elmore-Lauderback

Janet Marie Elmore-Lauderback, 81, formerly of Nevada, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 27, 2017, in Newton, NC. Born in Nevada on June 18, 1935, she was the second daughter of Mary Miles-Elmore and Andrew B. Elmore. Janet graduated from Nevada High School and went to William Jewel College and

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Donald Wayne Fletcher

Donald Wayne Fletcher, 77, El Dorado Springs, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017. Donnie was born July 29, 1939, in Nehawka, NE, to Lewis Henry and Nova Wauneta (Walker) Fletcher. Donnie attended school in El Dorado Springs, where he graduated in 1957. This is where he met the love of his life, Georgia Geisken. They

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Terry E. Hardman

Terry E. Hardman, 66, passed away on April 15, 2017, in the comfort of his home in Blue Springs. He was the son of Jack and Waneta (Roby) Hardman. The only brother to two sisters, Jacque and Jana, he was known as the “laid back one” of the trio. He was very active in the

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