Obituaries

John F. Potter

John Farmer Potter, 84, El Dorado Springs, passed away in Community Springs Healthcare on Thursday morning, Dec. 15, 2016. John was born Dec. 3, 1932, on a farm near Dadeville/Everton the son of Arthur Elijah and Freda Beatrice (Farmer) Potter. John was a graduate of Dadeville High School. John lived most of his adult life

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Deborah J. Sheldon

Deborah J. Sheldon, 64, Osceola, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at her home. Mrs. Sheldon was co-owner of the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, and The Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, with her husband, Randy Sheldon. Services begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, in the First Baptist Church, Osceola. Family will receive friends

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Elmeta B. Gaddy

Elmeta Bernadene (Murrell) Gaddy, 90, rural Collins, passed away in Cedar County Memorial Hospital, El Dorado Springs, on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 13, 2016. Elmeta was born April 27, 1926, at Newburg, MO, to Warren and Verla (Gregory) Murrell. Ever since her childhood, she was known to family members as “Bennie.” Elmeta married Joseph Harrison Gaddy

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Mildred Josephine Conard Alexander

Mildred Josephine Conard Alexander, 82, Kansas City, passed away on Dec. 16, 2016, in Lee’s Summit. She left us to be with her husband, Clarence. Mildred was born on Dec. 19, 1933, in Columbus. She and Clarence were married on April 14, 1956. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Alexander; her parents;

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Eula Bernice Elliott Estes Neely Root

Eula Bernice Elliott Estes Neely Root was born to Charles Edward (Edd) Elliott and Neva Bernice Jones on the old Griffith place south of El Dorado Springs, just after midnight on Dec. 13, 1921. She left this life on Dec. 5, 2016 – just eight days short of her 95th birthday – the same way

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Thelma M. (Marshall) Forest

Thelma Forest, 89, El Dorado Springs, passed away at Community Springs Healthcare on Dec. 9, 2016. She was born Jan. 15, 1927, to Alfred and Mary Marshall on a farm during the Great Depression. Thelma was married to L.D. Forest on Nov. 16, 1946. They celebrated 65 years of marriage before L.D.’s passing Dec. 8,

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Reta Mae Guthrie

Reta Mae Guthrie, 79, of El Dorado Springs, passed away Dec. 8, 2016, at Community Springs Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. 24, 1937, in Lamar to Jessie Earl Harris and Olive Leona Hall. She graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1955. Reta married Eldy Richardson Sr., who

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Doris E. (Coleman) Ellis

Doris E. (Coleman) Ellis, 78, El Dorado Springs, passed away at Community Springs Healthcare on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Doris was born Nov. 2, 1938, in St. Clair County, the daughter of Ben Coleman and Zoe (Carriker) Coleman. Pastor James Coleman led her to the Lord while praying with her at Community Springs Healthcare. She

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Judy Ellen Warman

Judy Ellen Warman, 66, was born Jan. 18, 1949, the daughter of Wesley and Minta Gilpin. She was a retired management assistant for Social Security Administration in Kansas City. She was a founding member of Calvary Baptist Church in Blue Springs. Judy was preceded in death by her parent, Wesley and Minta Gilpin; husband, Lawrence

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W. Sue Gilbert

Sue (O’Neal) Gilbert, 74, El Dorado Springs, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital on Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, 2016. She was born March 23, 1942, in Oklahoma, the daughter of David B. O’Neal and Nadene Sue (Whitaker) O’Neal. Sue graduated from El Dorado Springs High School and worked at Community Bank until her retirement. She

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