Obituaries

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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Opal Pauline Lowe

Opal “Pauline” Lowe, 85, passed away after a long and hard battle of 21 years. She was a tough fighter to the end. Pauline was born in Dederick on March 31, 1932, to Charles and Iva (Whitesell) Vickers. On Aug. 9, 1948, she married the love of her life, Dale Lowe. At that time they

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Frances Louise Sanderson

Frances Louise Sanderson, 97, Schell City, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at Medicalodges of Nevada. She was born on April 6, 1920, in Camden, to Lambert and Estella Faye (Kincaid) Coats. She married Howard Sanderson on Aug. 5, 1939 in Excelsior Springs, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2002. Frances

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Walter Danney “Dan” Oberly

Walter Danney “Dan” Oberly was born Feb. 18, 1931, at the family home in Rockville, the son of Walter J. and Oma (Shouse) Oberly. Dan departed this life Feb. 22, 2018, a few days after his 87th birthday. Dan attended Osage Country School not far from his home through the 8th grade at which time

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Roger Lee Park

Roger Lee Park, 62, was born in Osceola on June 20, 1955.  He passed away on Feb. 21, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl David and Rowena (Weant) Park, his wife, Cynthia (Bell), his grandson, Wyatt Lane Coleman, his brother-in-law, Sean Sheldon, and his nephew, Jason Evans. He is survived by

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China G. Long

China Gene Long, 58, of El Dorado Springs, passed away Feb 22, 2018. Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Bland-Hackleman Chapel.  Final disposition was cremation 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 condolences may

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