Louise Wilcox Breshears, 89, was born April 7, 1927, to Alice Dirks Wilcox and James Benjamin Wilcox at El Dorado, KS. She passed away March 27, 2017, after struggling to recover from surgery to repair a broken femur. In 1939 the Wilcox family moved to Harwood, and Louise attended Oak Ridge and El Dorado Springs
Peggy Joann Oberly, 77, daughter of G.L and Opal (Todd) Bowen, was born Nov. 15, 1939 in Filley. She passed away March 27, 2017, in Appleton City. Peggy graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1957 and lived at home until her marriage to Dan Oberly on Feb. 20, 1959 in Filley West Church.
Denny Earl Basore Jr., 69, son of Denver Earl and Lucille (Brown) Basore, passed away peacefully at his home on March 26, 2017. He was raised in the Osceola community where he attended Osceola High School and graduated in 1965. After completing his education, he proudly served his country in the United States Army and
Margaret Heitz, 89, Joplin, passed away March 22, 2017. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 28, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs. Burial followed in Worsley Cemetery in Bronough.
Eva Grace Smith, 91, Butler, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, March 13, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born July 6, 1925, to Samuel Jay and Martha Lela Mitchell Reedy in Harwood. Grace was one of 18 children. On April 9, 1947, she was united in marriage to Thomas
Ruby Maxine Powell, 86, El Dorado Springs, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017. Services for Ruby Powell were held Monday, March 20, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with burial in Springfield National Cemetery.
Ernest E. Nikodim, 82, of rural Nevada, passed away March 15, 2017, at his home. Ernest was born Aug. 13, 1934, in Montevallo the third son of Rudolph and Anna (Trecek) Nikodm. Ernest married Barbara Harding on Dec. 26, 1954. They were married for 53 years and to this union six children were born: Ernest
Services for Ernest E. Nikodim will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Reynolds officiating. Burial to follow in Virgil City Cemetery under direction of Bland-Hacklemand Funeral Home.
Martha Cecelia (Gilpin) Dobbs, 94, El Dorado Springs, passed to her heavenly home on March 10, 2017. Martha was born Nov. 22, 1922, in Fairfield, NE, to Wilburn (Wig) and Beulah (Boots) Brubeck Gilpin. When Martha was six months old her parents moved to Kansas City by covered wagon. When Martha turned five, they moved
Sylvia Lavonne (Covington) Messick, 84, went to her new home in heaven at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017. She was born in Butler, on Nov. 26, 1932, to Lewis C. and Minnie Lee (Cowan) Covington. Three months later the family moved to Vernon County and shortly after moved to the farm in Walker