Obituaries

Elizabeth May (Mooney) Zellmer

Elizabeth May (Mooney) Zellmer, 69, passed away on March 20, 2018, in her home in Independence. Services were held on Monday, March 26, in Bland-Hackleman Chapel.  Local arrangements were under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left on our website at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Stanley Spears

Stanley Paul “Boudreaux” Spears, 57, died March 15, 2018, in El Dorado Springs. Stanley was born Aug. 17, 1960, in San Antonio, TX, to Sam and Eva Spears. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Sam Spears Jr., David “Tinker” Spears, and Dan “Bee” Spears. Stanley was born into a musical family

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Myrna Lea (McCullick) Parks

Myrna Lea (McCullick) Parks, 69, El Dorado Springs, went to be with her Savior on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. She was born Nov. 7, 1948, to Allen R. McCullick and Ruth I. (Noyes) McCullick. Myrna graduated in 1966 from El Dorado Springs High School then went to St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Kansas City.

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William Leroy Woolford

William Leroy Woolford, 78, of Brighton, departed this life on Jan. 2 at the Citizen’s Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. He was born Sept. 2, 1939, in Howell County, Missouri. Bill was a workaholic until his health began to fail and even then he’d push himself to get work done. He wasn’t always as friendly as

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Sara McEowen

Sara McEowen, 41, passed away at her home in Jerico Springs surrounded by her family and a friend on March 17, 2018. She was born April 26, 1976, in El Dorado Springs to Ed and Ruth McEowen. Sara was a shining light in all of her interactions. Everyone she met benefited from her genuine open-heartedness

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Max W. Foust

Max W. Foust, 90, passed away in Leawood, KS, on the 7th day of March, 2018. Max was born at home on the family farm near Filley on Oct. 25, 1927, to his parents, Lloyd and Violet Foust. He attended and was a graduate of rural Cherry Valley School; El Dorado Springs High School (Valedictorian)

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Hazel Lesmeister

Hazel Lesmeister, 76, of Butler, passed away March 6, 2018, at her home near Butler. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, March 9, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Butler with Fr. Matt Rotert officiating.. Burial, under direction of Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Memorial contributions

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Julian David Richards

Julian David “Rich” Richards, 95, was born in El Dorado Springs on Sept. 2, 1922, and died peacefully on March 8, 2018, in Lubbock, TX, after a brief illness. He grew up on a farm in southwest Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in civil engineering, accounting and statistics. After serving

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James C. Phinney

James C. Phinney, 87, of rural El Dorado Springs, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 7, 2018. A graveside service was held on Saturday, March 10, in Love Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Coon Creek Baptist Church and left at the funeral

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Larry L. Floyd

Larry Leon Floyd, 68, El Dorado Springs, passed away Feb. 27, 2018. Services were held on Monday, March 5, in Bland-Hackleman Chapel.  Burial followed in El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to help the family with expenses and left at the funeral home. Online

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