Obituaries

Rowena Joyce Clouse

Rowena Joyce Clouse, 75, Hobe Sound, FL, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on July 26, 2022. She was born Aug. 27, 1946, in Kirksville to Loren and Deloma West. Kirksville was Rowena’s home until she went off to college. She attended first grade at a Kirksville elementary school before spending second grade at Bullion

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Leva Köblitz Loyd

Leva Köblitz Loyd, 100, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Leva was born on Nov. 8, 1921 to Fred and Ethel Peterson Köblitz in Hugoton, KS. She met the love of her life, Fred Loyd, while working at Boeing aircraft factory during World War II. They were married May 10,

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Daisy Louise Dixon Johnson

Daisy Louise (Dixon) Johnson, 93, was born Oct. 8, 1928, to William Calvin and Opal Genevieve (Phillips) Dixon. At that time the family was in Lincoln, NB, where her dad was working to harvest corn. She was the second child and only girl of three children. Daisy grew up in the Sand Hill community of

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Wilma Allene (Bland) Burres

On the morning of Jan. 9, 1936, nestled in a rural community known as Blackjack, a precious baby sister was born. Her brothers, Gerald, 16, and Junior, 10 welcomed her. This completed the family of Lewis and Minnie (Burton) Bland. Wilma Allene Bland fell in love with nature and animals at an early age. She

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Sheila Buckley (Avalaz)

Sheila Buckley (Avalaz), 65, passed away July 8, 2022 in Joplin Service will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday July 13, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Interment is Waynesville Memorial Cemetery, Waynesville.

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Goldia (Gold) Lenora Schulte

Goldia L. Schulte, 60, died unexpectedly July 1, 2022, at a Downers Grove, IL hospital. She was born Nov. 13, 1961, in Bartlesville, OK, the daughter to James Gray and Virginia Davis. Goldia graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1980. She entered the healthcare profession by obtaining her EMT license, and then her

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Belva Cleetis Hackleman

Belva Cleetis Hackleman, 99, passed away July 3, 2022 in El Dorado Springs Service will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Interment at Hackleman Cemetery.

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Mary Lynn Burr

Mary Lynn Burr, 88, El Dorado Springs, entered into rest on July 2, 2022 at the Lake Stockton Health Care Center. Mary was born April 8, 1934 in Stella, one of ten children to Raymond and Mary Ola (Nunn) Durham. Following graduation from Anderson High School, she worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell

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Jesse Israel Watts

Jesse Israel Watts, 82, was born Oct. 28, 1939, in Cedar County to Jess and Bernice Watts. He went home to be with the Lord on June 21, 2022. After graduation, Jesse joined the U.S. Navy. He spent three of four years on a troop transport ship, the USS General William Mitchell. He spoke of

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Alan Wayne Eck

Alan Wayne Eck left this Earth on June 23, 2022. He was born Oct. 25, 1951, to Stephen and Helen Eck in Nashville, KS. Alan grew up in a large loving and hardworking family. Growing up, if he wasn’t working on the farm he was playing whatever sport he could find, with softball being his

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