Obituaries

John D. Pentecost

John D. Pentecost, 92, of El Dorado Springs, peacefully went home to reunite with his wife, Barbara, in heaven Jan. 8, 2020.   John was born on Nov. 18, 1927, in Grain Valley to the union of Earl and Grace Pentecost.  He was the fourth of five children born to this union.  John was preceded

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Anna Lee Myers

Anna Lee Myers, 97, formerly of Jerico Springs, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2020, in Kansas City. Graveside services were held on Friday, Jan. 10, in Hall Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Fairview Community Church and left at the

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Denny Roy Dennis

Denny Roy Dennis, 67, of Springfield, , was born on Oct. 18, 1952, to Roy and Marvelene (Brown) Dennis in Nevada.  He departed this life on Dec. 30, 2019, at Sunterra Springs in Springfield following a recent diagnosis of a glioblastoma brain tumor. Denny grew up in El Dorado Springs, Missouri, and graduated from El

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Carolyn Lee Pittman

Carolyn Lee (Curp) Pittman. 77. was born July 10, 1942. Carolyn passed away in her home, with her family, Sunday Dec. 29. 2019.  She married her life partner. Carl Pittman, March 28 1959.  Carolyn was self-employed with her husband, lifelong owners in the Residential Moving industry.  Carolyn had four children, and was known for temporarily

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Marvin Dale Jones

Marvin Dale Jones, 73, was born Oct. 15, 1946, in Osceola to Davey Jones and Hattie (Loomis) Jones. He passed away Jan. 2, 2020, in Springfield.  He was born and raised in Osceola and lived the majority of his life near El Dorado Springs.  Marvin was united in marriage to Veta (Breshears) Cline on July

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Darlene Austin

Darlene Austin, 82, formerly of Jerico Springs, passed away Dec. 27, 2019.  Services were held on Thursday, Jan. 2, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.  Burial followed in Greenfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors and left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Lawson Michael Watts

Lawson Michael Watts Lawson Michael Watts, beloved infant son of Matthew and Jennifer Watts, was born into the arms on angels on Oct. 11, 2019, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin. In addition to his parents, Lawson is survived here on earth by three brothers – Braxton, Camden and Trevin; a sister, Raelynn; paternal grandparents, Jesse

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Beverly Ann Ellison

Beverly Ann Ellison, 62, of El Dorado Springs, passed away on December 22, 2019. Services were held on Saturday, Dec. 28, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.  Interment followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to help the family with expenses and left at the funeral home. Online condolences may

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Lawson Michael Watts

Lawson Michael Watts, beloved infant son of Matthew and Jennifer Watts, was born into the arms on angels on Oct. 11, 2019, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin. A private family graveside service was held for Lawson at Love Cemetery. Arrangements were by Randy Sheldon of Sheldon Funeral Home and officiated by Rev. Gregory Vi Tran.

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Rozella F. Lingle

Rozella F. Lingle, 89, of Blackjack/Birdsong in rural St. Clair County passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Services were held on Friday, Dec. 27, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Dodson officiating.  Burial followed in Brush Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to help the family with expenses

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