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V. W. “Billy” Burns

Posted March 20, 2014 at 11:12 am

V. W. “Billy” Burns Jr., 64, rural Vernon County, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Landmark Hospital, Columbia, after a courageous battle with the after effects of Agent Orange exposure. He was surrounded by family.

Billy was born to Virgil Willie Burns Sr. and Minnie Marie Purtle Burns on April 17, 1949, at the family farm home in Black Jack. At the age of seven months, he moved with his family to a farm south of Dederick.

He attended school in El Dorado Springs and graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1967. Billy loved baseball and played through childhood, high school and even into adulthood. A Cardinals fan to the core, he

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    Susanne L. Burrus

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    Susanne met Chester Burrus and was united in marriage on Jan. 7, 1945. With their daughter, Susie, they moved from Pennsylvania to make their home in El Dorado Springs. To their union three more children were born, Gene, Valeria and John. Susanne and Chester were married 36

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    Donald Dwayne Holder

    Donald Dwayne Holder, 65, rural Jerico Springs, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, in the Fayetteville, AR, VA Hospital.

    Donnie was born Dec. 18, 1948, at Jerico Springs, one of the four children of Loyd and Mary (Barnett) Holder.

    After graduating from Nixa High School, Don entered the U.S. Army serving with the 390 Support Detachment and the 48th Assault Helicopter Company in

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    Shirley Ann (Terrill) Tucker

    Shirley Ann Tucker, 68, Schell City, passed away at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at her home. She was born Sept. 19, 1945, in Weaubleau to Marion Cea and Anna Laura (Vale) Terrill.

    Early in her life, Shirley, along with her family, moved to the Kansas City area where she attended school. On Nov. 23, 1973, Shirley was united in marriage to Harold Samuel Tucker. Together they had three children, two sons and one daughter.

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    Eugene Russell “Rusty” Murry Jr.

    Eugene Russell “Rusty” Murry, 56, El Dorado Springs, a reporter for the Nevada Daily Mail, passed away at 12:52 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 16, 1957, in Jefferson City to Eugene Russell Murry Sr. and Bonnie Sue (Rector) Murry who both preceded him in death.

    He spent his early years in the Pleasant Hill area and after high school served our country as a member of the United States

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    Tracy Alan Price

    Tracy Alan Price, 52, El Dorado Springs, passed away March 12, 2014, in St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, KS. He was born June 16, 1961, in Baxter Springs, KS, to Ernest and Donna Price.

    Tracy attended school in El Dorado Springs from 1975 to 1978 and then moved to Quapaw, OK, where he graduated from high school in 1979. After graduation, he attended Southwestern College on a football scholarship.

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    Helena Ethel Badami

    Helena Ethel Badami, 102, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Barone Alzheimer Care Center, Nevada. She was born April 18, 1911, in Durham, KS, to Axel Emanuel Walline and Mattie Viola (Miller) Walline.

    Ethel moved to Missouri in the early 1920’s. She was married at a young age, the mother of two sons and a homemaker. Ethel owned and operated a restaurant where she was known for being an excellent cook. She was a volunteer at the Senior Center

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    Dorothy Mae Vance

    Dorothy Mae Vance, 67, El Dorado Springs, passed away at her home on March 11, 2014.

    Dorothy was born on Nov. 19, 1946, to Jerry Ray Hamilton and Mae Magalene (Richardson) Hamilton in Dexter, MO.

    After graduation from high school, Dorothy worked for several years at Cedar County Memorial Hospital before becoming manager of Easy Living Group Home. She retired from there after 25 years

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    Harry Dale Foreman Sr.

    Harry Dale Foreman Sr., 69, Walker, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born on Oct. 9, 1944, in Winchester, IN, to Ralph Carl Foreman and Julia Aveline (Clevenger) Foreman.

    Harry graduated from high school in Salina, KS, and attended Pittsburg State University.

    He met Jennie on a blind date on April Fool’s Day and they were married in Nevada

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    Benjamin Carlos Deckard

    Benjamin Carlos Deckard, 38, El Dorado Springs, went to his heavenly home on Feb. 28, 2014. Benjamin was born June 12, 1975, in El Dorado Springs to Sheri Proctor and Jr. Deckard.

    Benji grew up in El Dorado Springs. He attended El Dorado Springs R-II School. During high school, Benji worked at Pogo’s Pizza, making life long friends. After high school, Benji went on to Arkansas and worked for Tyson for a number of years.

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