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Eva Mooney

Posted December 25, 2014 at 9:57 am

Eva Yavonne Ridgway, 61, was born April 12, 1953, in Appleton City to Elza and Shirley “Masten” Ridgway. She passed away from this life Dec. l7, 2014 at her home surrounded by family.

She grew up on the family farm just outside of town with her parents and siblings, Mary and Randy. She graduated from the El Dorado Springs R-2 School in 1971 where she excelled in bookkeeping and home living classes.

On Aug. 6, 1971, she married her high school sweetheart, Carl Mooney. To this union, four children were born – Valerie YaVon, Stephanie Louise, Jacob Carl and Jonathon Randall.

Eva worked at

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    Ronald Kenneth Leonard

    Ronald Kenneth Leonard, 64, El Dorado Springs, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield. He was born on Oct. 21, 1950, the son of Avery and Thelma Leonard.

    Ronnie worked in construction and at Keller Fur House. He loved to hunt and fish and spend time outdoors. He enjoyed the Eagles Club where he served in various areas. He loved to cook and shared many meals with others.

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    Gray L. Calvin

    Grayling (Gray) Leon Calvin, 55, El Dorado Springs, passed away at his home in Virgil City on Dec. 16, 2014.

    Gray was born Oct. 14, 1959, to Herman and Barbara Calvin in Carthage. He graduated from Carthage High School in 1978. He had just completed his 38th year working for Americold Logistics in Carthage. He was currently a maintenance/refrigeration supervisor.

    He married Kim Parrish July

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    Harold Preston (Tom) Highfill

    Harold Preston (Tom) Highfill, 62, of Schell City, Missouri, the son of Emmett Preston and Barbara Louise (Shane) Highfill, was born May 1, 1952, in Kansas City, and passed from this life Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at his home.

    Tom was raised in the Kansas City area, and then moved to Schell City when he was in high school after the death of his grandfather. He helped his grandmother while going to

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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 Wanatchee, Washington.

    Survivors include one daughter, Jo Ellen Campbell and husband Richard of Warrensburg, MO; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

    Funeral services for Nina Brown will be held on Monday, December 29, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Rev. Wendell Daniel officiating. A visitation will be held

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    Helen Joyce Sorensen

    Helen Joyce Sorensen, 87, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Dec. 12, 2014, in Cedar County Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 18, 1927, the daughter of Richard and Lydia Eaken of Rockdale, TX.

    In 1946 she married Merle Sorensen and they came to the El Dorado Springs area to make their home. To this union three daughters were born – Mary, Becky and Nancy.

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    Bill E. Brooks

    Bill E. Brooks, 72, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. He was born on April 30, 1942, in Eupora, MS, to Jesse and Ina Cathryn Brooks.

    Bill was a Navy Seal who fought and served our country for six years. He was stationed in Alaska.

    He enjoyed going on country road cruises with his wife, Eva, and his daughter, Stephaine, and her girlfriend, Jamie. Most of all he

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    Hazel Irene Dillsaver

    Irene Dillsaver, 95, died Dec. 13, 2014.

    Irene was preceded in death by her husband and son.

    She is survived by a son, Don (Mickey), and three sisters.

    Gray L. Calvin

    Gray Calvin, 55, El Dorado Springs, passed away at his home in Virgil City on Dec. 16, 2014.

    Gray is survived by his wife, Kim (Parrish) Calvin, of the home; one daughter, Larin Burns, and husband, John, Republic; one granddaughter, Lucy; his parents, Herman and Barbara Calvin – Carthage; his mother-in-law, Madelene Parrish, El Dorado Springs; and one brother, Bill Calvin – Sarcoxie.

    Services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19,

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    Robert Lee Willson

    Robert Lee Willson, 44, Archie, formerly of Walker, passed away in his home on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, following a lengthy illness. Rob was born on April 11, 1970, in Nevada to Gilbert Lee and Eleanor (McDermott) Willson. He was united in marriage to Allison Lee Barnett on Jan. 6, 1996, in Nevada and she survives of the home.

    Rob grew up in Vernon County and attended school in Walker, graduating from Walker

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