Obituaries

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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George Lee Houston

George Lee Houston, 81, Osceola, passed away peacefully, with his wife, Donna, by his side on April 18, 2020. Prior to this he had been living the long goodbye with dementia. He was born Aug. 10, 1938, in El Dorado Springs, to Violet (Lorene) Eason Smith and George L. Smith. In 1939 Lorene married Ora

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Frank Fox

Frank Fox of El Dorado Springs went to be with his maker, family and friends on April 25, 2020. He was preceded in passing by his wife, Shirley Fox, of 61 years; mother, Mabel Fox, and father ,John Dewy Fox, of Joplin, and grandson, William M. Durham. Survivors include his sister, Nellie Watson, Forest Fox,

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Ralph Eugene Hoskins

Ralph Eugene “Gene” Hoskins, 72, of El Dorado Springs, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020, after a two-year battle with cancer.  Gene was born June 5, 1947, to Adron Ralph and Betty Jean (Bunnell) Hoskins, in Gary, IN. Gene worked construction, especially ironwork, most of his life.  He was very proud of his work, including

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Donna Fay Conway

Donna Fay (Williams) Conway, 68, of El Dorado Springs, passed away on April 28, 2020. Donna was born Nov. 13, 1951, at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois to parents, Gene Williams and Ruby Williams Craft.  She attended school in Nevada. Donna was united in marriage to Charley Conway on Aug. 25, 1972, in Lakewood,

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Kenneth Edward Friar

Kenneth Edward Friar, 67, of El Dorado Springs, passed away April 17, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin after a short illness. Kenny was born Jan. 10, 1953, at Nevada City Hospital to Jim and Marguerite (Stone) Friar of El Dorado Springs. His parents preceded Kenny in death. He is survived by daughter, Nikki, and

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Jean Wood Sheldon

Jean Wood Sheldon, 98, was born Feb. 1, 1922, to Joe and Audra Wood near Iconium. She passed away April 11, 2020, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton from complications arising after hip surgery. Jean was the oldest of Joe and Audra’s three children, with Elaine (Jane) and Jack coming soon after Jean.  Jean

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Madlynne Ruth Carothers

Madlynne Ruth Carothers, 68, of El Dorado Springs, died March 26, 2020. Final disposition was cremation under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Missouri Forget Me Not, Horse Rescue and Sanctuary, 1025 Heritage Dr, Linn Creek, MO, 65052, as they have given her horse “Partner”

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