Obituaries

John V. Cochran

John Virgil Cochran, 79, of Collins, formerly of Belton, passed away May 16, 2019. Memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, in Bland-Hackleman Chapel.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial of cremains will follow in Freeman/Holsapple Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Memorial donations

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William Joseph ‘Bill’ Roll

Bill Roll, 85, of rural El Dorado Springs, passed away peacefully at his home on May 7, 2019, under the care of his loving daughter, Eunice. He is the middle child of 14 children born to Mike and Rosa (Reichert) Roll on the family farm eight miles north of Burt, ND, on March 22, 1934.

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Linda D. Smith

Mrs. Linda D. Smith, 66, El Dorado Springs, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Bucksaw Marina in Henry County. Linda was born Sept. 27, 1952, in Los Angeles, CA. Among local survivors is her husband, Darrell, of the home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado

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Thomas Henry Jones

Thomas Henry “just call me Tom” Jones, 74, of El Dorado Springs, passed away April 29, 2019, at Citizen’s Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. He was born Sept. 8, 1944, to Herbert and Edna Mae (Steward) Jones in Vernon County, the youngest of four children. Tom attended first through third grade at Glade Springs School and

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Claudia Patricia (VanBummel) Hardison

Claudia Patricia (VanBummel) Hardison,  68, passed away at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, on Friday, April 26, 2019, after a short battle with cancer. She was born on May 17, 1950, in Carthage to Glenn and Leora (Murphey) VanBummel. Claudia lived in the Lamar area until 1957 when her family moved to El Dorado Springs.

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Henry Albert Dever

Albert Dever, 68, of Nevada, passed away May 1, 2019. Albert was born in Nevada on Dec. 8, 1950, the son of Lloyd A. Dever and Lois (Phinney) Dever. Albert graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1968 and from the University of Missouri in 1972. Albert was unable to fulfill his dream of

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Doris Marie Steward

Doris Marie Steward, 86, El Dorado Springs, daughter of Gene and Laura Bulman, was born on August 23, 1932, in Waukon, IA, and departed this life on April 30, 2019. Doris was a resident of the area since 1993, moving from Kansas City, MO, after a career at Hallmark Cards in the credit and collections

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Glen Bert Shifflett

Glen Bert Shifflett, 54, of El Dorado Springs, passed away May 2, 2019. Glen was born Dec. 21, 1964, in Clinton to Lester Howard and Cheryl Lou (Savory) Shifflett. Services were held Sunday, May 5, in Bland-Hackleman Chapel. Burial followed in Calhoun Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

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Pamela L Drilling

Pamela L Drilling, 61, born Nov. 25, 1957, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019, in El Dorado Springs. Funeral plans are pending under the direction of Sheldon Funeral Home El Dorado Springs.

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James Matthews Bacon

James (Jim) Matthews Bacon, 79, Harwood, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Jim was born March 17, 1940 in Tiffin to James Robert (Bob) and Iva Delores (Matthews) Bacon. He married Joyce Garrison Page on Nov. 25, 1981 in Osceola, MO and she survives of the home. Jim grew up in

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