Obituaries

William Riley “Bill” Nowlan

William Riley “Bill” Nowlan 92,  Sterling, passed away April 4, 2020 at the Sterling Village. He was born Dec. 14, 1927 in Crawford, NE, the son of Carl and Hazel Whiteis Nowlan. Bill has resided in Sterling since 2014, formerly of Chadron, NE, and El Dorado Springs. He graduated from Chadron High School in 1945.

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Ruthie Dee Logston

Ruthie (Dink) Dee Logston, 53, born Ruthie Dee Kraft, passed away on April 5, 2020, at her parent’s home. Ruthie was born on March 4, 1967, at Stormmontbell Hospital in Topeka, KS, to Patsy and David Kraft. She grew up in Wichita, KS, with her two sisters, her mother, and step-father, Bob Greenstreet. She attended

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Kenneth Lee Cooper

Kenneth Cooper, 73, of  rural Stockton/El Dorado Springs, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020. Kenneth was born June 1, 1946 in Yuba City, CA. He married Kathryn Kay Lowrey on July 12,1968 at Filly Christian Church. They were married for 52 years, and together have four children. Kenneth served in the Army during the

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Mildred J. Moore

Mildred Josephine Moore, 92, of El Dorado Springs, passed away at Cedar County Memorial Hospital on April 6, 2020. A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, April 10, in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Thomas K. Dade

Thomas Knight Dade, 74, El Dorado Springs, passed away April 2, 2020. Final disposition was cremation under the under direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.  A memorial service may be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Norma Lorrainne (Davis) Taylor

Norma Lorraine (Davis) Taylor, 89, passed away on March 26, 2020, at Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center in Nevada after a fighting a hard battle with Alzheimer’s.  She was born to Anna Mae (Tillie) and Oren Davis on Jan. 2, 1931, in Tiffin. Norma graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1938.  She was a

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Darrel Kent Purtle

Darrel Kent Purtle, 69, Nevada, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Darrel was born February 15, 1951 in Cedar Springs to Frank and Helen Purtle. Darrel leaves behind the love of his life, soul mate and best friend, Carleen (Fisher) Purtle of the home, whom he married on

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Charlotte Messick

Charlotte Marie (Rodgers) Messick, 74, El Dorado Springs, passed away March 16, 2020.  She was born in Oil City, PA, the daughter of Vern O’Neil and Marie Alva (Rodenbaugh) Rodgers. Survivors include four children: Thelma (Marcus) Breshears, Sherry Hudson, John Dennem, and Richard Tigner; one sister, Agratha Daniels; one brother, Danny Rodgers; nine grandchildren; and

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Michael Lee Johnson

Michael Lee Johnson, age 68, passed away March 8, 2020, from a short illness.  Michael was born October 13, 1951, in Clinton, Missouri, to Leo and Marcia (Ashley) Johnson. Michael was saved at a young age. He attended grade school in Clinton, Missouri, and graduated from El Dorado Springs High School. He served four years

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Virginia Faye Claessen

Virginia Faye (Barker—Tate) Claessen, 72, Independence, passed away March 2, 2020. Virginia Faye Barker was born Feb. 27, 1948, to Donald and Neva (Burton) Barker at their home in St. Clair County. She is survived by her husband, Andrew Claessen of the home; son, Mikale Tate and wife Mitzi of Independence; granddaughters, Sarah and Artemis

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