Obituaries

James Edward Otter

James Edward Otter, 62, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Sept. 20, 2016 in Overland Park, KS. The family received friends on Friday, Sept. 23, in Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.  Interment followed in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Nevada. You may view obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com.

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Adella Maxine Center

Adella Maxine Center, 76, was born May 16, 1940, in Schell City to Ernest W Center and Jewell (Johnson) Center. She passed away on Sept. 20, 2016, in Community Springs Healthcare.     She spent most of her younger life in Creighton, MO, and graduated from Creighton High School in 1958. She worked at Hallmark

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Judy Coleene Rinker

Judy Coleene Rinker, 66, returned to her heavenly home the morning of Sept. 16, 2016. We are sure that the heavens shook with her praise and rejoicing. She battled cancer briefly and although she did not win that battle, she definitely won the war knowing she was going home to be with the Lord. She

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Clinton C. McClanahan

Clinton C. McClanahan, 91, formerly of El Dorado Springs, passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in the Missouri Veteran’s Home, Mt. Vernon, where he had resided the last 18 months. Clinton was born Oct. 29, 1924, at Roscoe, the son of Clarence McClanahan and Gladys (Belisle) McClanahan. Clint attended high school in El Dorado

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Lena Lea Coak-Begley

Lena Lea Coak-Begley, 36, Harwood, passed from this life on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at her home in Harwood. Lena was born Jan. 12, 1980, in Fort Wayne, IN, to Billy Joe and Terry Lynn (Coak) Begley. At a young age, Lena moved along with her family from Indiana to Arizona. After a short time

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Edna May O’Connor Kurpjuweit

Edna May Kurpjeweit, 84, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 in Meridian, ID, following a short illness. Edna was born on May 6, 1932, in Wagoner to Dewey H. O’Connor and Ethel Elizabeth Freedle O’Connor, one of 10 children. She loved and attended school in Stockton until she married Frederick J. “Fred” Kurpjeweit on Sept.

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Blane ‘Cocky’ Gray

Blane Gray, 83, was born Sept. 22, 1932, in Osceola to Claude Gray and Dolly (Mullins) Gray. He passed away Sept. 2, 2016 in El Dorado Springs at Cedar County Memorial Hospital. Blane was a painter and dry waller for many years. He also trained trial dogs. He was preceded in death by his mother,

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Bonny Ann (Wheeler) Gardner

Bonny Ann (Wheeler) Gardner, 79, was born Sept. 12, 1936, in Osceola to John Wesley Wheeler and Neva (Burrow) Wheeler. She passed away in Community Springs Healthcare, El Dorado Springs, Sept. 5, 2016. She accepted Jesus as her Savior on Dec. 26, 1947, and was baptized on April 18, 1948, and joined Vista Baptist Church.

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Julia Idell (Elliott) Dennis

AT HER BEST Julia Idell (Elliott) Dennis, 78, was born April 4, 1938, in Humansville, to Croel M. Elliot and Velma F. (Deighton) Elliot. Her family eventually moved to California and she spent most of her early life there. Her parent divorced when she was in her early teens. She moved to the El Dorado

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Edith Frances Alexander

Edith Frances Alexander, 96, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born July 21, 1920, in Roscoe to James and Lorena (Hayes) Porter. Edith grew up and attended school in Roscoe graduating with the Class of 1938. On Dec. 23, 1939, she was united in marriage

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