Obituaries

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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Mildred ‘Mickey’ Mitts

Mildred “Mickey” Mitts, 92, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Dec. 10, in the home of Jim and Marilyn, who had cared for her for the last year. Mildred was born Nov. 3, 1924, in Springfield to Wesley and Artie Kimble. Mildred married Babe Calvin Mitts on Oct. 7, 1944, in Kansas City, KS. To

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Ruby June Rainsbarger

Ruby June (Moffett) Rainsbarger, 86, Clinton, formerly of Boonville, passed away Nov. 30, 2016, at Clinton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. She resided in El Dorado Springs for a while and has relatives in this area. Ruby was born June 18, 1930, in Des Moines, IA, to Andy and Emma Kramm Moffet. She married

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Debra Coleen Mann

Debra C. (Spencer) Mann, 60, Nevada, passed away in her home on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Debra was born Aug. 28, 1956, in Nevada the daughter of Charles Spencer and Wanda (Hamby) Spencer. Debra attended El Dorado Springs School graduating in 1974. Debra married Darrel Mann and to their union two children were born. She

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Gerald Loyd Matthews

Gerald Loyd Matthews, MSGT, Ret., USAF, age 68, of Knob Noster, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at his home. He was born in Vallejo, CA, on Nov. 19, 1948, the son of Clara Jane (Lindsey) Spencer and step-dad, Edward Spencer. On Nov. 22, 1970, he and Mary Ann Karavas were united in marriage in

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