Obituaries

Jim Lurten

Jimmie “Jim” T. Lurten, 80, El Dorado Springs, passed away May 6, 2017, at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility, Bolivar. He was born Feb. 23, 1937, in Wheatland to James Franklin and Emma Jane (Long) Lurten. He had been a carpenter for several years. Graveside services will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in Sumner

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Betty Lee (Fortney) Kelly

Betty Lee (Fortney) Kelly, 91, passed away April 21, 2017. She was born Aug. 2, 1925. She was preceded in death by parents, Henry and Bessie Fortney; fir husband, John Werst; three brothers; four sisters; and grandson, David Kelly.

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William G. Reeder

William Gene Reeder, age 66, left us early morning Sunday, April 30, 2017. He was born to William Carl Reeder and Betty Isa (Melton) Reeder in El Dorado Springs on Jan. 27, 1951. Bill graduated from El Dorado Springs High School May 1969. He enlisted in the Navy from 1969-1973. Most of this time was

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Mary Ellen Carney

Mary Ellen Carney, 97, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017, in Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs. She was born Oct. 1, 1919 in Boncarbo, CO, the fourth child of Charles and Sarah (Marsh) Wimmers. Mary Ellen attended school in Fulton, KS, and graduated in 1936. She then went to work at

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Edward S. Rose

Edward S. Rose, 83, of El Dorado Springs passed away on April 15, 2017, following a short illness. He was born in Covington, KY, to Charles and Hazel (Wilson) Rose on Aug. 10, 1933. In 1951 he joined the Air Force and served as a Radar & Communication Technician. He retired after 20 years. After

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Joe Alden Bell

Joe Alden Bell, 89, passed away peacefully April 11, 2017, at Moore-Few Nursing Home, Nevada. He was born on Dec. 8, 1927, on a farm eight miles southwest of Stockton, the third child of Euphie Mae (Clark) Bell and Joe Bell. He had two brothers, Alva Edison and Wilbur Dwayne, and one sister, Hazel Lorraine

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Gary D. Peterman

Gary D. Peterman, 66, Wheatland, passed away April 7, 2017, in Springfield. He was born May 5, 1950, in Osceola, the son of Robert Paul and Wilma Jean (Sutt) Peterman. Gary grew up in Collins. He enjoyed working cattle on the farm with his dad and rabbit, squirrel and quail hunting. He especially enjoyed it

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Willa Dean Bates (Deanie)

Willa Dean Bates (Deanie), 84, of Derby, KS, passed away April 11, 2017, in Derby, KS. The funeral service was held in South Rock Christian Church with Reverend Jody Clegg of St. Louis officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery in Lebanon under direction of Smith Mortuary. Deanie was born in Long Lane, MO, to

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James Harold Chism

James Harold Chism, 78, El Dorado Springs, passed away on April 7, 2017, in Community Springs Care Center, following a short illness. Jim was born on Aug. 4, 1938, to Ovie Ray and Willia (Tolbert) Chism in Aldrich. He graduated from Stockton High School in 1957. After graduation Jim moved to Kansas City to work

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