Obituaries

Francis Ellsworth Taylor

Francis Ellsworth Taylor, 94, of Leesville, LA, went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2020. Final arrangements are provided by Jeane’s Funeral Service of Leesville.  A memorial service will be held at Central Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery, located on University Parkway, beginning at 2 p.m. July 29.  Please wear a mask and follow social

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Helen Francis Miller

Helen Francis (Rippee) Miller, 88, of El Dorado Springs, passed away at Community Springs Nursing Home on Tuesday evening, July 14, 2020. Helen was born Sept. 11, 1931, at Dederick, Missouri, the daughter of Virgil Rippee and Opal Rippee.  She attended school in El Dorado Springs and resided there most of her life. Helen married

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Benjamin Franklin Shaner

Benjamin Franklin Shaner, 76, of rural El Dorado Springs, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020. He was born May 2, 1944, in Hartford, KS, to Willie and Iva (McCormick) Shaner Ben went to school for a few months in El Dorado Springs but transferred his credit back to Hartford in order to graduate there. He

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Robin D. Brewer

Robin D. Brewer, 66, of El Dorado Springs,  passed away Friday, July 17, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Disposition was by inurnment under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Jacqueline L. Mcmain

Jacqueline L. Mcmain, 69, of El Dorado Springs, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Disposition was by inurnment under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Larry Johnson

Larry Johnson, 75, Neosho, passed away on July 4, 2020, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Larry was born in Clinton to Leo and Marcia (Ashley) Johnson. He proudly served in the Army Reserves, 1967-1971. He worked for KAMO Power and retired as the Southwest Missouri Supervisor. Larry married Sharon

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Laverna Irene Collins

Laverna Irene (Sully) Collins, 82, of El Dorado Springs, passed away on July 7, 2020, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a year-long struggle from stroke-related issues and cancer. Irene’s daughter, Vicky, held her hand as she said goodbye to this world and hello to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Irene was born

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Chester Roy Greenstreet

Chester Roy Greenstreet, 78, of rural St. Clair County, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020. A memorial service was held Thursday, July 9, in Hazel Dell Cemetery with Dr. Noel Scott officiating under the direction Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Disposition was by inurnment. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Betty Whitney

Betty Whitney, 89, of Goodman, MO, formerly of El Dorado Springs, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020 A service was held Thursday, July 9, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Ralph Satterlee officiating. Interment followed in Brush Creek Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Letha Belle Smith

Letha Belle Smith, 92, of El Dorado Springs, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital. Letha was born Nov. 19, 1927, in Boulder, CO to Hobart and Kaite (Reed) Staples. She was united in marriage to William Dempsey Fisher in Pineville on May 13, 1943 and he preceded her in death.

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