Obituaries

Julius ‘Don’ Wright

Julius “Don” Wright, 86, was born on Nov. 15, 1930, in Garden City, KS to Julius and Maude (Campbell) Wright. The family moved several times during Don’s childhood and he lived in several towns in Missouri, Iowa and Kansas before settling in Jerico Springs in 1943. Don graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in

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Deborah Jean Sheldon

Deborah Jean Sheldon was born July 10, 1952, in Jefferson City to Norman Clayton and Dorothy (Williams) McCain. She passed away at her home on the bluff over the merging of the Sac and Osage rivers near Osceola on Dec. 17, 2016. Debbie’s early life was spent in the Versailles area where her father was

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Geneva Francis Porter

Geneva Francis Porter, 89, was born April 29, 1927, in Vista to Jeff and Rena Loftin. She passed away peacefully in North Kansas City Hospital on Dec. 24, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Hays Porter. Geneva is survived by her daughter, Vana, and husband, Rich Forster, of Ozark; her son,

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Gene Alden Williams

Gene Alden Williams, 79, passed from this life on Dec. 25, 2016, at his home in Stockton surrounded by his loving family. Gene suffered through many debilitating illnesses for many years which he handled with grace and optimism. Gene was born to Samp Eugene Williams and Hannah Mae (Sell) Williams on Feb. 16, 1937, in

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Ettamae Mays

Ettamae (Huff) Mays, 94, of rural El Dorado Springs, passed away at Monterey Park Nursing Home in Independence on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. Ettamae was born May 18, 1922, on her parents farm in Cedar County, the daughter of George Graham Huff and Clara Pansy Kennedy. Ettamae graduated high school in El Dorado Springs. She

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Keith K. Davis

Keith K. Davis, 88, Nevada, departed this life on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in Freeman West Hospital, Joplin. Keith was born Aug. 21, 1928, in Stonington, CO, to John William and Etta Grace (Redman) Davis. Keith lived in Colorado while growing up. When Keith was a young man he served in the United States Army

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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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