Obituaries

Denny Earl Basore Jr.

Denny Earl Basore Jr., 69, son of Denver Earl and Lucille (Brown) Basore, passed away peacefully at his home on March 26, 2017. He was raised in the Osceola community where he attended Osceola High School and graduated in 1965. After completing his education, he proudly served his country in the United States Army and

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Margaret Heitz

Margaret Heitz, 89, Joplin, passed away March 22, 2017. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 28, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs.  Burial followed in Worsley Cemetery in Bronough.

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Eva Grace Smith

Eva Grace Smith, 91, Butler, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, March 13, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born July 6, 1925, to Samuel Jay and Martha Lela Mitchell Reedy in Harwood. Grace was one of 18 children. On April 9, 1947, she was united in marriage to Thomas

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Ruby Maxine Powell

Ruby Maxine Powell, 86, El Dorado Springs, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017. Services for Ruby Powell were held Monday, March 20, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with burial in Springfield National Cemetery.

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Ernest E. Nikodim

Ernest E. Nikodim, 82, of rural Nevada, passed away March 15, 2017, at his home. Ernest was born Aug. 13, 1934, in Montevallo the third son of Rudolph and Anna (Trecek) Nikodm. Ernest married Barbara Harding on Dec. 26, 1954. They were married for 53 years and to this union six children were born: Ernest

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Ernest E. Nikodim

Services for Ernest E. Nikodim will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Reynolds officiating. Burial to follow in Virgil City Cemetery under direction of Bland-Hacklemand Funeral Home.

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Martha Dobbs

Martha Cecelia (Gilpin) Dobbs, 94, El Dorado Springs, passed to her heavenly home on March 10, 2017. Martha was born Nov. 22, 1922, in Fairfield, NE, to Wilburn (Wig) and Beulah (Boots) Brubeck Gilpin. When Martha was six months old her parents moved to Kansas City by covered wagon. When Martha turned five, they moved

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Sylvia Lavonne (Covington) Messick

Sylvia Lavonne (Covington) Messick, 84, went to her new home in heaven at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017. She was born in Butler, on Nov. 26, 1932, to Lewis C. and Minnie Lee (Cowan) Covington. Three months later the family moved to Vernon County and shortly after moved to the farm in Walker

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Susie Ann Woods

Susie Ann Woods, 69, of rural El Dorado Springs, passed away March 12, 2017.  Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

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Eva Grace (nee Reedy) Smith

Eva Grace (nee Reedy) Smith of Butler, passed away Monday afternoon, March 13, 2017, in Butler. Grace grew up in the Harwood area then later she and her husband, Thomas L.  Smith, farmed in the Harwood and Collins areas before moving to Butler See schowengerdtchapel.com website for more details.

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