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Alice Joetta Nikodim

Posted January 22, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Alice Joetta Nikodim, 83, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Friday, Jan., 16, 2015, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, after a short illness. She was born on July 7, 1931, the daughter of Percy Clyde and Jessie Gilpin.

Alice was raised in the Olympia area where she attended school at Sandridge. After graduating high school at the age of 16, she attended school at SMS in Springfield, receiving her teaching degree. She taught a year at the Potter School and then at Greenridge.

After meeting the love of her life, Arthur Nikodim, they married on Nov. 25, 1949, in Bentonville, AR. They then moved to Grandview where she worked in the office at Montgomery Ward

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    Donald Edwin Marshall

    Donald Edwin Marshall, 85, El Dorado Springs, was born Dec. 29, 1929, to Alfred and Mary Marshall. He passed away Jan. 12, 2015, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs.

    Don was saved and baptized at Blackjack with his sister, Darlene, in 1995. He married Mildred Lorene Pankey on Dec. 31, 1951, and to this union seven children were born.

    Preceding him in death

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    Pauline (Darter) McMillian

    Dorothy Pauline (Darter) McMillian, 95, Miami, OK, passed away in Nevada on Jan. 10, 2015.

    Dorothy was born Dec. 27, 1919, in Cabool to Frank David and Bessie May (Green) Darter. Dorothy described herself as a twin born in a twin year. She graduated from Miami High School with the class of 1937.

    Dorothy was married to Robert (Bob) L. McMillian. Bob passed away on

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    Robert Daniel Benell

    Robert Daniel Benell, 95, of Sun City, AZ, formerly of Kansas City, died on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. He was born in Surrey, ND, on May 25, 1919.

    He was raised on a dairy farm near Surrey and worked in the dairy from an early age. Following graduation from high school, he attended the University of Montana, majoring in forestry.

    As world War II

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    Alden Arval Sallee

    Alden Arval Sallee, 92, El Dorado Springs, left this life on Jan. 10, 2015. He was born in Cedar County on June 22, 1922, to Harry and Edna Mae (Fortney) Sallee.

    On Aug. 2, 1941, he married his high school sweetheart, Betty Loriane Brower. This union was blessed with five children – Tony, Connie, Velva, Janice and Nancy.

    After marriage, Alden volunteered for the service.

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    Dean Torrence Corbin

    Dean Torrence Corbin, 87, formerly of Nevada, passed away at 3:40 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. in Community Springs Healthcare Facility, El Dorado Springs. He was born May 18, 1927, in his maternal grandparent’s ranch house in Pine, CO, the oldest of six children born to Torrence White Corbin and Madalyn Hallie (Brown) Corbin.

    He went to grade school in the Pleasant Park, CO, one-room school house through the eighth

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    Dorthy Virginia Fetters

    Dorthy Virginia Fetters, 93, Fort Scott, KS, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Mercy Hospital.

    She was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Milo, the daughter of Charlie and Alta Mowry Scott. She was a 1941 graduate of Nevada High School.

    She married Cecil Fetters on Sept. 7, 1946, in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on May 6, 1996.

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    Donald E. Marshall

    Donald E. Marshall, 85, El Dorado Springs, passed away Jan. 12, 2015, in Cedar County Memorial Hospital.

    Survivors include two sons, Randy Marshall and wife – Carolyn and Lindell Marshall and wife – Kris; five daughters – Sharon Berning and husband – Roger, Sheila Frieze and husband – Mark, Sharyl Wynes and husband – Mike, Sharla Stonebraker and Guy Manning and Shana Newman and husband – Jeff; one brother, J.C. Marshall and wife – Janet; and two sisters, Thelma Forest and Shirley Campbell and husband – C.B.


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    Earl J. Crane

    Earl J. Crane, 83, Independence, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Shang-Ra La Nursing Home in Blue Springs.

    Memorial services will begin at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, in Little Richard’s Restaurant, 301 N. 291 Highway, Independence, MO. Earl enjoyed meeting his friends for breakfast for years at this restaurant. He will be laid to rest at a later date.

    Earl Crane was born Nov. 30, 1931, in Cedar County. He

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    Gordon Charles “GC” White Jr.

    Gordon Charles “GC” White Jr., 52, was born Jan. 21, 1962, in Kansas City. He went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Beaumont, TX.

    GC was a wonderful devoted husband, father and friend. He loved to be surrounded by his boys, wife and good friends. Every path GC crossed, he was always kind and never met a stranger. He was such a positive soul and always saw the good in everyone and everything.

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    Nina Mae Brown

    Nina Mae Brown, age 86, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed away December 22, 2014. She was born October 28, 1928, in

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