Obituaries

Wanda Lee Kinnamon

Wanda Lee Hill Kinnamon, 94, departed this world to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on Jan. 29, 2024 at St. Luke’s East Hospital, Lee’s Summit. She had suffered a fall on Jan. 23 and was in St. Luke’s East Hospital recovering from hip and arm injuries. She died of heart complications. Wanda was born

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Donald Lee Hillsman

Donald Lee Hillsman, 84, El Dorado Springs, passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital after a stay in Community Springs Nursing Facility, both in El Dorado Springs. Don was born May 22, 1939, in Appleton City. He was the only child of Herman Hillsman and Mary Lois (Brackenridge) Hillsman of Schell

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Laura Mae Smith

Laura Mae Smith, 71, Sarcoxie, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin.She was born Nov. 4, 1952, to Carl and Virginia Breeding of El Dorado Springs where Laura attended and graduated high school in 1970. On Aug. 27, 1995, Laura married Ronnie Smith in El Dorado Springs.She enjoyed

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John Joseph Barger

John Joseph Barger, 88, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, Jan.25, 2024. John was born on June 29,1935 to Homer Lee and Ina (McKinney) Barger in Weaubleau. He attended school at Towergrove, Riverview and Collins. John met Sharon Kay Capps while she worked at The Grill, a restaurant in

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Mae Louise Emons

Mae Louise Emons, 79, was born Feb. 29, 1944 in Julian, NE, to Calvin Hilmer Strange and Jewel Dean Anderson. Mae passed away on Jan. 25, 2024 in Lincoln, NE. Mae was joined in marriage to Ronald Lee Emons on July 5, 1963 in El Monte, CA. She was a cook at various schools, daycares,

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Nelva Lynn Leonard Moore Mays

Nelva Lynn Leonard Moore Mays, 86, El Dorado Springs, passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, at Community Springs Nursing Facility. Nelva was born Dec 12, 1937, in Monegaw, St Clair County, to William Warner Leonard and Dorthey Mildred Turner Leonard. Nelva was married to John Charles Moore for 17 years. Three children were born into

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Lela Theora (Spoor) Koger

Lela Theora (Spoor) Koger, 88, El Dorado Springs, passed away at Community Springs Healthcare Facility Friday, Jan 19, 2024. She was born on March 3, 1935, in Collins—the fourth of eight children born to Russell and Goldia (Baumgarden) Spoor. Lela and her family moved to El Dorado Springs, where she attended the seventh grade at

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Dale Leonard Brown

Dale Leonard Brown, 70, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023. Services were Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Cullen Funeral Home, Inc., Raymore. Dale was the son-in-law of Raymond and Virginia Beydler.

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James Carl “Bodie” Deckard Jr.

James Carl “Bodie” Deckard Jr, 45, Ottawa, KS, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer. Bodie was born July 26, 1978, in El Dorado Springs to James C. and Geneva Deckard. He attended school at El Dorado Springs High School and graduated in 1997. He married his wife, Whitney, on

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Lawrence Curtis Green

Lawrence Curtis Green, 94, was born Oct. 10, 1929, at home in Woods County, OK, to Ralph Vivian and Katrina Merle (Ridgway) Green. He died Monday, Dec. 25, 2023, of prostate cancer and complications from spinal tumors. Lawrence was the sixth of ten children, all who grew up in the Midwest, including Oklahoma, Missouri and

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