Harry Dale Foreman Sr.

Posted March 13, 2014 at 11:35 am

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 on March 19, 1965. They lived for 13 years in Muncie, IN, and moved to Vernon County in 1978.

Harry worked as a commercial and residential electrician. His hobbies included collecting coins and Route 66. He sang and wrote songs

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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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    Dorothy Mae Vance

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

    She is survived by her four children – Janet Robb, Mackey Vance, and Robert Vance and wife, Sheri – all of El Dorado Springs, and Jason Vance and wife, Louanna – Branson; four grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby Hamilton and wife, Terri, and Don Hamilton – all of El Dorado Springs; and four sisters – Linda Holt and husband, Lynn – Aurora, Ellen Shotts – Springfield,

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    Museum begins annual membership drive

    Be a part of your own history. Renew your membership in the Preserve Our Past Society and help support the Wayside Inn Museum. Dues are: $10 for an individual, $25 for a family and $35 for a business.

    Last year’s members will receive a renewal notice in the mail. If you’re not a member and would appreciate the opportunity to support the museum, please call Georgia Detwiler at 417/876-2922.

    Arthur Alexander Bell

    Arthur Alexander Bell, 80, Milo, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his home following a lengthy illness. Arthur was born Feb. 25, 1934, in Naravisa, NM, to Joy Frank and Marcella Monica (Rock) Bell. He was united in marriage to Ada Marie Harris on Feb. 15, 1956, in Kodiak, AK, and she survives of the home.

    Arthur grew up in New Mexico, the third oldest of 15 children, and graduated high school in Watts, OK, in 1952. Following high school Arthur

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    James E. Cantrell

    James E. Cantrell, 81, El Dorado Springs, passed away Feb. 24, 2014. He was born Jan. 14, 1933, in Austin, MO, to John and Alta (McKee) Cantrell.

    James served in the U.S. Army. Later he worked as an auto body mechanic for several years.

    No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements were under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

    Online condolences

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    James Clarence Wynes

    James Clarence (Jace) Wynes, 100, Lawrence, KS, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Pioneer Lodge in Lawrence. He was born Dec. 9, 1913, to George and Lula (Simmons) Wynes in Taberville.

    The family moved to Stockton when Jim was six years old. He graduated from Stockton High School in 1933. He excelled in the sports of basketball and football, as well as academics. Right after graduation, he joined the Roosevelt government CCC Camp

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    Benjamin Carlos Deckard

    Benjamin Carlos Deckard, 38, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Feb. 28, 2014.

    Survivors include his parents, Terry and Sheri Proctor and Jr. and Sue Deckard – all of El Dorado Springs; two sisters, Ashley Daniels, and husband, Billy Jr., and Jessica Deckard – all of El Dorado Springs; one brother, Joshua Wayne Deckard, and wife, Brandi – Alpena, AR; two children, Mary Leona Swaggerty and Justin Dean Swaggerty, both of Caplinger Mills; his grandmother, Irene Frost – Alton; nieces and nephews;

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    David Leroy Buller

    David Leroy Buller, 59, Milo, passed away at his home on Feb. 25, 2014. He was born June 4, 1953, in Kansas City, to Elam and Ethel (Owens) Buller.

    David worked for many years as a contractor with friends. He loved hunting, fishing, playing pool and spending time with his grandkids. He had a love for his dogs that no one will forget.

    Preceding him in death were his parents, Elam and

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    Murle Lavaughn Phipps

    Murle Lavaughn Phipps, 80, El Dorado Springs, passed away at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Murle was born Feb. 1, 1934, to Isaac and Rhoda (Chaney) Phipps near Caplinger Mills.

    He lived most of his life in Cedar County except for 17 years in Overland Park and Stanley, KS.

    Murle attended school grades 2-12 in Stockton graduating from high school in

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