Obituaries

Georgia Maxine Fletcher

Georgia Maxine (Giesken) Fletcher, 79, El Dorado Springs, passed away Oct. 19, 2019, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital. Georgia was born in Quitman, to George and Hazel Giesken on Feb. 7, 1940. Georgia moved to El Dorado Springs while in high school. This is when she met the love of her life, Donald Fletcher. They

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Robert Earl Ethington

Robert Earl Ethington, 67, of El Dorado Springs, passed away Oct. 16, 2019. Final disposition was cremation and no services are planned at this time.  Arrangements were under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Betty Louise Preston

Betty Louise (Parkhurst) Preston, 93, of El Dorado Springs,  passed away on Oct. 12, 2019. Services will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with burial following in El Dorado Springs City Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Jackie L Barnes

Jackie L Barnes , 72 , Walker,  passed away in Joplin Thursday evening, Oct. 10, 2019. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Bland-Brumback Funeral Home, Stockton with burial in Old Union Cemetery with military honors.

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Steven Wesley Jacobs

Steven Wesley Jacobs, 73, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at his home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. Steven was born on Sept. 24, 1946, in Kansas City, KS, to Clarence Melvin and Ileane Agnes (Jaster) Jacobs. On June 26, 1965, he married Jessie Louise Culbertson in El Dorado Springs and she survives

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Douglas D. Dozler

Douglas DeWayne Dozler, 53, of El Dorado Springs, passed away on Sept. 17, 2019, in Cedar County Memorial Hospital. Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 5, from in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Virginia L. Bowman

Services for Virginia L. Bowman, 88, will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Date of death was Thursday, Oct. 3.

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Jon ‘Rod’ Roderick Bledsoe

Jon “Rod” Roderick Bledsoe, 59, was born May 23, 1960, in Kansas City to Clifford Leroy Bledsoe and Joyce Corene (Watson) Bledsoe. He passed away in Joplin Sept. 29, 2019. He was united in marriage to Carla Sue Jenkins in 1981. This union was blessed with two daughters, Cayla and Becky. Rod was a commissioned

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Eulah M. Wisehart Payne

Eulah M. (Wisehart) Payne, 96, formerly of El Dorado Springs, daughter of W.H. and Ora (Harbison) Wisehart, was born in Myrtle, on May 10, 1923. God called her Home to Himself on Sept. 29, 2019, while she was residing in West Vue Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Plains. Eulah made the most important decision

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Jeanne Ellen Anderson

Jeanne Ellen (Cole) Anderson, 66, of El Dorado Springs, passed away on Sept. 24, 2019, after a long illness.  Jeanne was born on Dec. 27, 1952, to Roy Cole and Pearl Cole (Schlotz) in Pittsburg, KS. She grew up on a farm near Liberal until her father passed away when she was 12.  She then

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