Obituaries

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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Bernice Estes Root

Bernice Estes Root, 94, El Dorado Springs, passed away at her home Monday. She is survived by her son, Bob Estes, of New Mexico. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Old Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6

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Laura L. Spencer

Laura L. Spencer, 93, El Dorado Springs, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Cedar County Memorial Hospital. Laura was born Dec. 4, 1922, to Rolley Reuben and Caroline Windler Ensor in Walker. She attended school at Walker and graduated with the Class of 1941. Laura was married to Jimmie Spencer on Oct. 16, 1941,

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John Jennings

John Edgar Jennings, 90, El Dorado Springs, passed away Nov. 25, 2016. He was born Aug. 10, 1926, to Addie B. and Jesse P. Jennings in Creighton, MO. John served in the United States Army from Dec. 12, 1944, until Nov. 20, 1946, and received an honorable discharge. He was united in marriage to Patsey

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Robert Lee “Bob” Hacker

Robert Lee “Bob” Hacker, 86, passed away on Nov. 21, 2016, in Mercy Hospital, Joplin. He was born June 27, 1930, in Nevada to Howard and Angie “Palmer” Hacker. He was married to Carol Ann Thomas on Oct. 15, 1965, in Nevada and she survives of the home. A lifelong resident of Vernon County, he

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Laura L. Spencer

Laura L. Spencer, 93, El Dorado Springs, passed away Nov. 27, 2016. Funeral services began at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. The family received friends on Wednesday, at the funeral home, from 1 p.m. until service time. Burial was in Harwood Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. In lieu

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Evelyn Fay Cary

Evelyn Fay Cary, 86, was born on May 11, 1930, to Richard and Susie Gilbert. She passed away on Nov. 17, 2016, at Community Springs Healthcare Center in El Dorado Springs. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ronald Gilbert; and husband, William Cary. Evelyn worked and retired from the US Army Corps

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Murrell Pauline Copenhaver

Murrell Pauline Copenhaver, 89, El Dorado Springs, passed away Nov. 16, 2016, at Community Springs Healthcare. She was born April 6, 1927, to William and Bessie Correll. She was a native of Cedar County. In 1943, Murrell became the wife of Clyde Elbert Copenhaver. To this union two children were born: Judy Ann and Randy

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