Obituaries

Mary Arlene (Marlene) Thomas Brandt

Mary Arlene (Marlene) Thomas Brandt, 87, Village of Loch Lloyd, MO, passed peacefully in her sleep June 17, 2016. Visitation will be 5-7p.m., Thursday, June 23, in Mount Moriah, Newman & Freeman Funeral Home. Interment – Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, at a later date. The family requests donations to the DAV or Missouri State

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Charles ‘Chuck’ Tigner

Charles “Chuck” Tigner, 54, El Dorado Springs, passed away peacefully June 16, 2016.  He was born Jan. 25, 1962, the son of Wallace Dean and Charlotte Marie (Rodgers) Tigner. Chuck loved fishing, cutting his grass, his animals and living out in the country. Survivors include his wife, Christy; mother, Charlotte Messick; mother-in-law, Patricia Atteberry; daughters

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Leona ‘Maxine’ Allen

Leona “Maxine” Allen, 79, left this life on June 13, 2016. Maxine was born on Sept. 30, 1936, to Chester William and Mary Frances (Ennis) Allen in Harrisonville. She started school in Yates City, IL, and graduated from the same school district in 1953 at the age of 16. She lived in five different school

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RJ Acheson

RJ Acheson, 89, died June 9, 2016, in Missouri Veterans’ Home, after a long illness. He was born in Springfield on April 8, 1927, to Ralph and Angie (Newton) Acheson. In 1945, RJ was eager to join the war effort. Although he was only 17, he told the Navy he was 18 and he was

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John Read

John William “Johnnie Bill” Read, 69, was born Jan. 22, 1947, in El Dorado Springs to K.T. “Buck” and Vivian (Hopkins) Read. John graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1965, served in the National Guard in Wyoming and worked for the Bureau of Land Management in both Wyoming and then Arizona. John obtained

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Rebecca Sue Blunt

Rebecca Sue Blunt, 56, Nevada, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in St. Lukes Hospital, Kansas City, following a brief illness. Rebecca was born Sept. 24, 1959, in Fort Scott, KS. She was united in marriage to Wayne Thomas Blunt on April 29, 1977, in Walker and he survives of the home.

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Betty Jean Horning

Betty Jean Horning, 80, El Dorado Springs, passed away June 9, 2016, in Nevada Nursing and Rehab. She was born in Stockton on July 27, 1935, the daughter of David and Clara (Mizner) Stroer. Betty graduated from Stockton High School. She married Gene Horning on July 3, 1958, in Stockton. To this union, five children

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John William Read

John William Read, 69, Kimberling City, formerly of El Dorado Springs, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Springfield. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 13 in Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. Family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, family

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James (Jim) Keith Jantz

James (Jim) Keith Jantz, 60, was born to Elmer and Dorothy Jantz on July 8, 1955, in Newton, KS. He peacefully departed this life on June 5, 2016, at his home near El Dorado Springs. Jim enjoyed a happy childhood near Burns, KS. On Nov. 7, 1976, he married Karen Koehn also of the Burns,

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Andrew ‘Andy’ Franklin Spencer

Andrew “Andy” Franklin Spencer, 45, El Dorado Springs, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2016, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Andy was born on April 17, 1971, in Cedar County Memorial Hospital, the son of William “Bill” Spencer and Hazel “Lucille” Henderson. He graduated from El Dorado Springs High School. Andy lived in his

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