Obituaries

Zella L. Sawyer

Zella Lee (Simrell) Sawyer, 92, of El Dorado Springs, passed away April 30, 2018, in Community Springs Healthcare. Zella was born Jan. 8, 1926, in Birdsong, near Stockton, the daughter of Franklin and Ruby Flo (Morlan) Simrell. Zella grew up in the Amity Community, graduated the 8th grade from Amity School and from Stockton High

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Velma Earlene Priemer

Velma Earlene Priemer, 86, of Independence, MO, died on Saturday, April 28 2018, in Independence, Jackson County, MO. She was born Oct. 23 1931, to Benjamin Harrison Cochran and Lola Carmen (Smith) Cochran in El Dorado Springs (Speedwell Township), Saint Clair County, MO. Earlene married George William Priemer on Dec. 10, 1949, in Independence. She

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Joan Marie Wagner

Joan Marie (Bland) Wagner, 86, of Springfield, formerly of El Dorado Springs, passed away April 27, 2018, at her home in Springfield. Funeral services began at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the Brentwood Christian Church in Springfield. From 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday the family received friends at Bland-Brumback Funeral Home in Stockton. 

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Lowell E. Menefee

Lowell Edwin Menefee, age 95, passed away at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, on April 26, 2018. Funeral services were held Monday, April 30, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the El Dorado Springs Church of God (Holiness) with Rev. Joe Trussell and Rev. Dan Menefee officiating. Interment followed in El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the

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Zella L. Sawyer

Zella L. Sawyer, 92, of El Dorado Springs, passed away April 30, 2018, in Community Springs Healthcare. Services were held Sunday, May 6, in Bland-Hackleman Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Jerry L. Messick

Jerry Lynn Messick, 70, El Dorado Springs, passed away April 29, 2018, at his home. Graveside services were in Tennessee Chapel Cemetery on Saturday, May 5, under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society and left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at:

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Oma Lee (Biggs) Beshore

Oma Lee (Biggs) Beshore, 88, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following a brief illness.  Oma, one of 12 children, was born April 3, 1930, in El Dorado Springs to Jacob Samuel and Eula Margaret (Julian) Shaw. Oma grew up in El Dorado Springs and attended school

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Joseph R. Eaton

Joseph R. Eaton, 86, El Dorado Springs, passed away at Cedar County Memorial Hospital on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in  Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Inurnment with full military honors will follow at Clintonville Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. After the services, dinner will be

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Linda R. Julian

Linda R. Julian, 66, El Dorado Springs, passed away April 21, 2018, in Community Springs Healthcare. The family will received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.  Services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26, in Bland-Hackleman Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to

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Memorial Love Service

A memorial Love Service for the late Russell L. Bausch will be held at the First Baptist Church on May 18 from 1:00 till 3:00 p.m. In El Dorado Springs. Friends and Family are invited to this open seating, casual, celebration of what was to be Russ’s 86th birthday party. Let’s celebrate his life and

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