Obituaries

Danny Ray Marquis

Danny Ray Marquis, 58, Independence, passed away in Texas on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Danny was born Jan. 19, 1958, in Kansas City the son of James Russell Marquis and Imogene (Leonard) Marquis. Danny graduated from Raytown High School.  Danny and his wife, Alice, had been married for 25 years. Danny worked for the Army

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Irene (Maslen) Stephens

Irene (Maslen) Stephens, 80, a loving mother and grandmother, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.  She was a native of Pleasant View, CO, and a resident of El Dorado Springs. She spent her life caring for the elderly in the nursing home and loved to travel with her friends. Preceding her in death were

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Shane Tristin Maxwell

Shane arrived on Earth on Dec. 8, 1970, and learned all the secrets of this impossible, impractical why on Dec. 5, 2016. He wouldn’t have wanted to go because of his boys, Nathan, five, and Willis, two, but his time had arrived. A heartfelt thank you to the Samaritans who unhesitatingly went to him so

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Russell G. McGraw

Russell G. McGraw, 55, El Dorado Springs, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at his home. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Jan. 12, in the Church of Christ, west Hwy. 54, Nevada. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, El Dorado Springs under the direction of Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. Family

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Norma Jean Gundy

Norma Jean Gundy, 78, El Dorado Springs, passed away Dec. 27, 2016. Norma Jean was born Nov. 26, 1938, in Nevada, the daughter of Lloyd Gundy and Gladys (Eslinger) Gundy. Norma Jean attended Walker School and graduated from there in 1956. She then moved to Kansas City with her best friend Georgia (May) Russell, where

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Carl A. Brown Sr.

Carl A. Brown Sr., 77, El Dorado Springs, left this earth while sleeping peacefully, at his home on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. Having previously lived in El Dorado Springs with his wife, Carroll A. (Hutchinson) Brown, he’d returned permanently from Kansas City, KS, in the late 1990’s after Carroll’s death in 1995, at age 55.

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Julius ‘Don’ Wright

Julius “Don” Wright, 86, was born on Nov. 15, 1930, in Garden City, KS to Julius and Maude (Campbell) Wright. The family moved several times during Don’s childhood and he lived in several towns in Missouri, Iowa and Kansas before settling in Jerico Springs in 1943. Don graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in

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Deborah Jean Sheldon

Deborah Jean Sheldon was born July 10, 1952, in Jefferson City to Norman Clayton and Dorothy (Williams) McCain. She passed away at her home on the bluff over the merging of the Sac and Osage rivers near Osceola on Dec. 17, 2016. Debbie’s early life was spent in the Versailles area where her father was

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Geneva Francis Porter

Geneva Francis Porter, 89, was born April 29, 1927, in Vista to Jeff and Rena Loftin. She passed away peacefully in North Kansas City Hospital on Dec. 24, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Hays Porter. Geneva is survived by her daughter, Vana, and husband, Rich Forster, of Ozark; her son,

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Gene Alden Williams

Gene Alden Williams, 79, passed from this life on Dec. 25, 2016, at his home in Stockton surrounded by his loving family. Gene suffered through many debilitating illnesses for many years which he handled with grace and optimism. Gene was born to Samp Eugene Williams and Hannah Mae (Sell) Williams on Feb. 16, 1937, in

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