Obituaries

Claude M. Hallam

Claude M. Hallam, 80, passed away on June 9, 2020, at the Oak Grove Nursing and Rehab Center. Claude was born on Aug. 18, 1939, in Kansas City but grew up in El Dorado Springs. He was the second son born to Ted and Oivi Hallam. He moved back to Kansas City in 1957 and

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Johnny “Joe” Coulter

Johnny “Joe” Coulter, 84, died peacefully in his Filley home on June 26, 2020. He was born Nov. 12, 1935 to Archie Hiram and Mary Amanda (Campbell) Coulter in Taney County. He grew up in Taney County and graduated from Forsyth High School. He then went to work at Owens Corning in Kansas City. He

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Eva K. Whaley

Eva K. (Trussell) Whaley, 46, of Nevada, passed away at her home on Thursday, June 25, 2020. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, July 3, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Disposition was by inurnment. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Tommy Ruth (Smith) Russell

Tommy Ruth (Smith) Russell, 63, of El Dorado Springs, passed away at her home on Tuesday afternoon, June 23, 2020.    Tommy was born Feb. 25, 1957, in Raleigh, NC, to Thomas R. Smith and Ruth (Smith) Smith.  Tommy attended Flint River Academy in Georgia.  Following in her father’s footsteps, Tommy worked in banking for

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Leila Elizabeth Kirchoff

Leila Elizabeth (Brainard) Kirchoff, 99, of Colby, WI, formerly of Oxford, WI, and El Dorado Springs, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Leila was laid to rest next to her husband in El Dorado Springs City Cemetery in El Dorado Springs on Monday, June 22, with Father Gregory officiating. Online condolences may be left

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Jeremy L. Holmes

Jeremy L. Holmes, 26, of El Dorado Springs, passed away at his home on Tuesday morning, June 17, 2020. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m.Saturday, June 27, in Union Hall Baptist Church with Bro. Don Barger officiating. Online condolences may be left at www.blandhackleman.com.

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Willis Marion Cagle

Willis Marion Cagle, 87, passed on June 11, 2020. Willis was born in Catoosa, OK. on Sept. 9, 1932. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Earnest and Lissie, and his wife, Janice Dee Cagle, who he married on June 6, 1964.  Also proceeding hm in death were brothers, Carl Cagle, Donald Cagle and

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Gary L. Badger

Gary L. Badger, 71, of Walker, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Funeral services for Gary Badger were held on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the El Dorado Springs Church of God (Holiness) with Pastor Joe Trussell officiating.  Burial followed in Mt. Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

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Tanner Russell Bryant

Tanner Russell Bryant, 15, Nevada, gained his angel wings on Saturday, May 16, 2020. He was born January 27, 2005 in Nevada. Tanner was diagnosed very early on with a chromosome 9q deletion, known as Kleefstra Syndrome. He was never able to walk or really, even talk, but he taught all of us what true,

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Leonard Alford Wheeler Jr.

Leonard Alford Wheeler Jr., 79, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of El Dorado Springs, passed away at 4:25 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon.  He was born July 28, 1940, in Thayer, KS, the son of Leonard Alford and Flossie (Matlock) Wheeler Sr. Leonard was a 1958 graduate

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