Obituaries

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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Shirley E. Rawson

Shirley E. Rawson, 81, El Dorado Springs, passed away after a short illness on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Community Springs Healthcare. She was born May 4, 1935, in Bismarck, ND, to Dale T. and Velma F. (Bayman) Joyce. She was baptized at an early age. She went to school in New England, ND, and

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Betty Irene Cooper

Betty Irene Cooper, 86, rural El Dorado Springs, passed away at her home on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. Betty was born Jan. 22, 1930, at Clinton, to Roy and Ruby Park. An unfortunate hunting accident resulted in her father’s death when she was two. Her mother then married Richard “Dick” Romdell, always referred to as

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Joyce Elizabeth (Ozbun) Norris

Joyce Elizabeth (Ozbun) Norris, 93, was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Hutchinson, KS. She peacefully and quietly slipped away from this life into the Kingdom of Heaven Nov. 14, 2016, while surrounded by her family. She married James Thomas (Tom) Norris on May 3, 1944, and had one son, Ronald Norris. Throughout her childhood, she

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Roy Swartzentruber

Roy Levi Swartzentruber, 33, beloved husband of Jana Kaye (Hostetler), was born Feb. 24, 1983, to Truman and Nellie (Kempf) Swartzentruber at Bolivar. He passed away on Nov. 17, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. He was holding a flashlight for Torry White while he was welding the fuel tank of his truck, which exploded,

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Jack R. Kinnamon

Jack Ray Kinnamon, 68, of El Dorado Springs, passed away on Nov. 8, 2016, in the VA Hospital of Kansas City after a courageous battle with multiple bouts of cancer and chemo therapy.  He was born in Nevada on April 21, 1948, to John A. and Wanda Kinnamon. Jack lived almost all of his life

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Richard Lavern Spada

Richard Lavern Spada, 58, died of lung cancer in his home in Springfield on Nov. 4, 2016. He was born to Sam and Jeanette Spada on Nov. 8, 1957 in Whittier, CA. He had two siblings, Vicki Brown and Bow Brown. Rick was briefly married to Donna Crispin. The marriage resulted in a child. Richard

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Raymond Lyle Price

Raymond Lyle Price, 61,was born Aug. 5, 1955, in Greeley, CO, to Fred Raymond and Helen Marie (Hendricks) Price. He passed away Nov. 6, 2016, at his home in El Dorado Springs. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister and one nephew. Raymond is survived by his loving wife, Vicki,

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