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Jimmie Dale Fast

Posted October 8, 2015 at 9:53 am

Jimmie Dale Fast, 77, El Dorado Springs, passed away Sept. 29, 2015, in Cedar County Memorial Hospital. He was born July 22, 1938, to Russell and Lula (Steward) Fast in Vernon County in a log cabin close to Montevallo.

Jim graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1956, serving as FFA President and was a letterman. After high school, he joined the Navy on Jan. 5, 1959, and served in the South Pacific. He received a good conduct medal as an Instrumentman 2nd Class Petty Officer on Jan. 5, 1962.

On June 8, 1963, Jim married Ruby May Luther in El Dorado Springs and to this union three children were born.

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    Marty Bishop

    Marty (Blystone) Bishop, 78, El Dorado Springs, passed away in Mercy Hospital, Joplin, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Marty was born on July 2, 1937, in Independence, the daughter of Ernest and Neoma (Rodgers) Blystone. She attended school in El Dorado Springs until she was rescued by her soon-to-be husband, Robert Bishop. She was 17 when they married on Oct. 31, 1954.

    Robert and Marty enjoyed over 60 years of marriage. They raised two children,

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    Don Gibbs

    Don Gibbs, 80, Oscaloosa, KS, passed away on Sept. 27, 2015 in his home.

    Don was born on Feb 7, 1935, to Charlie and Hattie (Thompson) Gibbs. He was preceded in death by his parents; his infant son, Lynn Gibbs; and two brothers, Lester Gibbs and Glen Gibbs.

    Don is survived by his loving wife, Sue, of the home; his son, Steven Gibbs; daughter,

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    Lucile Ellen (Hillsman) Luther

    Lucile Ellen Luther, 88, El Dorado Springs, passed from this life on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs. She was born May 8, 1927, in Filley, the daughter of Clarence Sr. and Clara (Chandler) Hillsman.

    During Lucile’s early years she attended Stony Point School where she met her future husband. On March 6, 1947, she was united in marriage to Clarence Crawford Luther and to their union two sons were born. The family spent time

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    Edwin Jay Shaw

    Edwin Jay Shaw, 73, El Dorado Springs, passed away July 25, 2015, at his home.

    A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Final disposition was cremation.

    Online condolences may be left at www.blandhackleman.com.

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    Lenora Mae Wolf–Couch–Denny

    Lenora Mae Wolf – Couch – Denny, 81, of El Dorado Springs, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Cedar County Memorial Hospital, El Dorado Springs.

    Funeral service will begin at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs.

    A private family only burial will be Friday, Oct. 9, in Lebeck Cemetery.

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    Margaret Ann Lewis Haddix

    Margaret Ann Lewis Haddix, 92, died in The Woodlands, TX, Sept. 13, 2015. She was born at home in Schell City on Dec. 24, 1922, the eldest child of Marion Matlock and Anna Bell Stewart Lewis.

    Margaret Ann was baptized at the Schell City (Cumberland) Presbyterian Church. She remained a communicant until that church closed c. 1955. She joined the Schell City United Methodist Church and has been a member for almost 60 years,

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    Nan Grunden Stockstill

    Nan Grunden Stockstill, 74, Stockton, passed away on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, in the Lake Stockton Healthcare facility. She was born Aug. 20, 1941 in Ellensburg, WA, to Glenn (Plug) and Helen Grunden.

    She was united in marriage to Max Stockstill on June 27, 1959, in Ellensburg, WA.

    Nan grew up in Ellensburg and graduated from high school there in 1959.

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    Ernest Arthur Harris

    After spending 87 years teaching, blessing, enlightening and simply enriching all those with whom he made contact, Ernest Arthur (Ernie) Harris passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2015,with family members holding his hand. Ernie was born Aug. 1, 1928, at Tarkio, the oldest child of Charles and Lydia Macrae Harris.

    When Ernie was two years old, his family moved to El Dorado Springs. Ernie had three brothers, Carl, Paul and the late Frank

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    Martin R. Edwards

    Martin R. Edwards, 61, Lee’s Summit, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Martin “Marty” was born on Nov. 20, 1953, in Kansas City, the son of Ronald W. Edwards and Rose M. Stevens. Marty has two children, Minda Quick and Matthew Edwards.

    Marty graduated from Raytown High School and went on to the Marine Corps. After his discharge, he worked in the elevator industry for 40 years.

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    Evelyn Sue Vaughn

    Evelyn Sue (Smith) Vaughn, 75, El Dorado Springs, formerly of Greenfield, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in the Community Springs Nursing

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