Obituaries

Gerald G. Brown

Gerald G. Brown, 90, El Dorado Springs, passed away at home surrounded by family on June 1, 2017. He was born Oct. 7, 1926, in Beaver County, OK, the second son of Glenn and Georgia (Owens) Brown. The family moved out of the Oklahoma dust bowl to Missouri in 1934. Gerald attended school through the

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Lois Eleanor Black

Lois Eleanor Black, 94, formerly of Harrisburg, PA, peacefully passed away June 1, 2017, in Rochester Hills, MI. She was born on Aug. 11, 1922, in Thompsontown, PA, to the late Clarence I. and Mary L. Wetzler. Lois married the late William E. Black in San Francisco, CA, on Sept. 17, 1943. Loving mother of

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Timothy Alan Mogan

Timothy Alan Mogan, 53, El Dorado Springs, passed away May 29, 2017, in Freeman Hospital. Joplin, after a short battle with cancer. He was born May 30, 1963, in Independence to Richard and Beverly Mogan. Tim graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1981. He soon moved to El Dorado Springs where he installed windshields

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Nathan Henry ‘Hank’ Allinson

Nathan Henry “Hank” Allinson, 76, formerly of El Dorado Springs, departed this life on May 30, 2017, at Medicalodge in Butler. A memorial service for Hank Allinson will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 8, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Rev. Don Barger officiating. Burial of cremains will follow in Taberville Cemetery under the direction

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Todd Randall ‘Randy’ Kay

Todd Randall “Randy” Kay, 57, was born on Oct. 4, 1959, at the Rhein Main Air Force Base Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany. He was the son of Judy and Leonard Kay. He passed away after a short illness at the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, NE, on Jan. 23, 2017. Randy was preceded in

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Margaret Amanda Berning

Margaret Amanda “Susie” (Ray) Berning, 86, of rural Harwood, passed away peacefully May 25, 2017, in Community Springs Nursing Home, El Dorado Springs. Margaret was born Dec. 19, 1930, near Bear Creek, MO, the sixth child of Fåred Orville and Stella Virginia (Price) Ray. Margaret graduated in 1948 from Bear Creek High School where she

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Lavena Marie Crooks

Lavena Marie Crooks, 87, was a prairie girl from Deora, CO, where her parents, Arthur and Reta Dockum, homesteaded and ranched. Lavena passed away peacefully on May 15, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Services were held Saturday, May 20, in the Church of God (Holiness), 6801 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS, 66204. Burial followed

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Darrell Lee Shoot

Darrell “Dee Dee” Lee Shoot, 64, El Dorado Springs, passed away at his home on Wednesday evening, May 17, 2017. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017,   at Clintonville Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Charles Eugene Sharpe

Charles Eugene Sharpe, 87, El Dorado Springs, departed from this life on May 21, 2017. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. untill 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Clintonville Cemetery under the

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Jean Louise Garner Hawkins

Jean Hawkins, Liberty, passed away in the arms of her family at her home on Monday evening, April 17, 2017, the result of an almost year-long struggle with colon cancer. She is survived by her husband, Stephen Pruitt Hawkins, of the home; her sons – Stephen Christopher Hawkins, Laurel, MD; Troy Bartholomew Hawkins (wife Lauren

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