Obituaries

Karen June West

Karen June West, 70, of El Dorado Springs,  passed away Feb. 24, 2019. Karen had requested her body be donated to science and no services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements were under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

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Nelda Jane Coleman

Nelda Jane Coleman was born on Dec. 27, 1939 in Cedar County to Willis Newton Julian and Reberta Myrl (Richardson) Julian. She departed this earth on February 28, 2019. She is survived by her two brothers, Dalis Julian and Sharron of Greenfield, and Myrl Julian and Dawn of Milford; four nephews, Duane, Jeff, Gordon and

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Robert James Welton

Robert James “Tiny” Welton, 73, of Butler, died Thursday, March 7, 2019, at his home in Butler. He was born June 17, 1945, to James E. and Hazel Kreegar Welton in Hugo, CO. Tiny is survived by his wife, Jean Welton of Butler; four daughters – Lisa Bang and husband, Eric, of Auxvasse, Crystal Beatty,

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Salvador “Sal” Ramirez

Salvador “Sal” Ramirez, 59, of El Dorado Springs, passed away and joined the Lord on March 4, 2019. He was born in Los Angeles, CA, on Aug. 17, 1959, to Salvador Ramirez Sr. and Christina (Ansborg) Ramirez. He then moved to the San Diego area for most of his childhood. His high school years were

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Delbert Wayne Gibbs

Delbert Wayne Gibbs, 69, El Dorado Springs, passed away at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Monday, March 4, 2019. Arrangements are pending at Sheldon Funeral Home.

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Frank Earl Doty Jr.

Frank Earl Doty Jr., 68, passed away at Community Springs Healthcare, El Dorado Springs on March 2, 2019. Frankie was a longtime resident of El Dorado Springs. Honoring his request there will be no funeral service. Arrangements are under the direction of Sheldon Funeral Home.

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Melba Belcher Whitmer

Melba Belcher Whitmer, 86, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019, in her home in Lee’s Summit. She was cremated. She was a former resident of Virgil City. Melba is survived by five sisters. Graveside services will be held later in Hazel Dell Cemetery.

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Nelda Jane Coleman

Nelda Jane Coleman, 79, passed away in her home in El Dorado Springs on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Services begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Sheldon Funeral Home. Burial was in Whitehall Cemetery near El Dorado Springs. Family received friends from 1-2 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs.

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Lela Elizabeth (Betty) Sims Williams

Services for Lela Elizabeth (Betty) Sims Williams will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in Bland-Brumback Funeral Home with burial in Stockton Cemetery Lela Elizabeth (Betty) Sims Williams was born Oct. 29, 1926, in St. Clair County, the daughter of William Logan Sims and Tena Belle Birdsong Sims. She departed this life Sunday, March

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Deborah Cathleen Baker

Deborah Cathleen Baker, 50, of Nevada departed this life and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 19, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Cathy was born March 15, 1968, in Albany, MO, the daughter of Jerry and Sue Beisner. Cathy married Rick Baker on June 24, 1989. They

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