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Mary Blanche Walker

Posted April 23, 2015 at 10:14 am

Mary Blanche (Gay) Walker, 80, rural El Dorado Springs, passed away in Community Springs Healthcare Facility on Thursday morning, Apr. 16, 2015. She was born in Canton, KS, on March 28, 1935, to Arthur Spencer Gay Sr. and Hazel Ruth Pettijohn Gay. She attended some school in El Dorado Springs, but due to having rheumatic fever as a child, was also homeschooled.

She married Mancel Eugene Walker on Oct. 27, 1957. To their union, two children were born.

She was a dedicated wife and mother who worked hard to care for her family. Many times she not only maintained the household but also worked at Eugene’s side on the farm.

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    Brent Allen Mogan

    Brent Allen Mogan, 34, El Dorado Springs, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Apr. 16, 2015. Brent was born Aug. 4, 1980, to Michael and Doris Mogan in Independence.

    Brent moved to El Dorado Springs in 1988, graduating from El Dorado Springs High School in 1999. He made many lifelong friends.

    Brent loved to cook and detail cars. He was a computer wiz.

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    Norma Kay Toliver

    Norma Kay (Snodgrass) Toliver, 70, El Dorado Springs, passed away in Springfield on April 13, 2015, after losing a long, hard-fought and courageous battle with cancer.

    Norma was born in Nevada on Dec. 26, 1944, to Loyd and Jessie (Brittingham) Snodgrass.

    Norma loved the Lord and was a devoted Christian. Until recently when her health did not allow her to do so, she faithfully attended

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    Helen P. Nichols

    Helen P. Nichols, 84, passed away March 8, 2015, in Reno, NV, after a short illness.

    She was born May 22, 1930, in Colorado. Her family moved to El Dorado Springs when she was a young girl. Some of her greatest childhood memories and stories came from her time on the family farm with her six siblings.

    She grew up and spent the majority

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    Ruby Jewel (Davis) Horton

    Ruby Jewel (Davis) Horton, 59, El Dorado Springs, found her way into the loving arms of God on Apr. 17, 2015. She was born in Lee’s Summit on Jan. 11, 1956, to Gerald and Helen Davis.

    Ruby worked as a certified nursing assistant and medication technician until her retirement. But even after she retired, she continued to care for friends and family in every way she could. She was known to be a very

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    Frank Greene DeShazo

    Frank Greene DeShazo, 86, passed away on Apr. 17, 2015, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield. He was born Feb. 4, 1929, the ninth child of Frank and Bessie DeShazo, on the home farm near Birdsong in south St. Clair County.

    He was saved at the altar of Brush Creek Church in October of 1942. He was a member of that church until the early 1950s when he became a charter member of Good Hope Church in

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    Eddie Dean Summers

    Eddie Dean Summers, 58, of Mt. Vernon, passed away in his home of natural causes on Apr. 17, 2015. He was the seventh child born to Betty Jo Summers on June 17, 1956, in Lockwood.

    He grew up in Greenfield with his siblings enjoying the outdoors.

    He briefly worked for the railroad. His last employment was with the TA truck stop in Mt. Vernon

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    Roy Lee Lasley

    Roy Lee Lasley, 69, El Dorado Springs, left this life April 12, 2015. He was born June 18, 1945, to Irvin and Nellie (Garrett) Lasley.

    After graduation, he went to work for the International Shoe Company. That is where he met the love of his life, Velva Ann Sallee. After marriage, he was drafted into the Army. He was stationed in Korea as a military police officer. After returning home to Velva, they had two children,

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    Milan James Davis

    Milan James Davis was born Dec. 1, 2014, to Aaron and Kayla (Bourland) Davis and went to heaven on March 25, 2015.

    He is survived by his parents of Taylors, SC.. His paternal grand parents, Kent and Darlene Davis of Kamiah, ID, his maternal grandparents, Milan and Lora Purtle Bourland, of Greer, SC and his maternal great-grandmother, Vera Bourland, of El Dorado Springs. Also many other relatives.

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    Della Whitesell

    Della Whitesell, 93, Manheim, PA, (formerly of El Dorado Springs and McPherson, KS), died April 11, 2015.

    She was born April 20, 1921, in Bates County daughter of Grant and Nettie Jackson Black. She grew up in Bates County and Cedar County and graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1938.

    In 1939, she married J. Paul Whitesell. For most of their married life, they

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