Obituaries

Judy McGuirk

Judy McGuirk, 68, El Dorado Springs, passed away Dec. 12, 2023, after a short battle with lung cancer. Services were held Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs.

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Eric “Luke” Mitchell

Eric “Luke” Mitchell, 64, El Dorado Springs, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 14, 2023, after a lengthy battle with Cancer. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday Dec. 22, at the Bland Hackleman Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. Family will receive guests from noon till 2 p.m.

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Emily Jane Reynolds

Emily Jane Reynolds, 83, Warsaw, passed away on Dec. 10, 2023. A graveside service was held on Dec. 14, 2023, at Mount Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

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Janet Fay (Mays) Marshall

Janet Fay (Mays) Marshall, 79, El Dorado Springs, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loving family on Dec. 11, 2023. She was born in Cedar County on Oct. 16, 1944, to Elmer and Jean Mays. Janet graduated from El Dorado Springs RII Schools, working various jobs around the community before pursuing and achieving

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Betty Anne (Moberly) Gammon

Betty Anne (Moberly) Gammon, 96, Nevada, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2023, at Nevada Medical Lodges. Betty was born Jan. 25, 1927, on Clay Street in Nevada, to Estelle and Nellie (Burris) Moberly. Betty grew up in the Deerfield area and moved with her parents to Walker, Missouri during her senior year in high school,

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Dr. Raphael John Torontow

Dr. Raphael John Torontow, 85, Nevada, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 at Nevada Regional Medical Center. John was born July 5, 1938 in London, England to Jack and Sheila (Lee) Torontow. He was united in marriage to Vilia Jane Hartley and she survives of the home. Born in London, England. John grew up during

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Judith Ellen Dingley

On the afternoon of Dec. 8, 2023, Judith Ellen Dingley, 82, went to be with Jesus at the Community Springs Healthcare Facility in her hometown of El Dorado Springs. Judy was a beautiful spirit who lived life to its fullest and cared about others far beyond herself.She was born at St. Margret’s Hospital in Kansas

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Donna Christine Neely

Donna Christine Neely, 83, passed away on Dec. 6, 2023, in her home surrounded by her immediate family and an endless amount of love. Donna was born June 7, 1940, in Cedar County, to Stephen Edward and Madge Christine Coale. She graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1957. Donna was united in marriage

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Willis Strong

Willis Strong passed away on Nov. 14, 2023, at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, KS. He had been receiving treatments the past three years for Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Willis was born Sept. 29, 1938, to the late Don and Hope Strong west of Mitchell, SD. He lived there nine years before moving to Missouri

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Iona L. Reeves Turner

Iona L. Reeves turner, 91, passed away Nov. 7, 2023. She was born July 31, 1932 to the late George and Beulah Reeves on the family farm northeast of Filley in Cedar County. She was the fourth child in a family of eight brothers and sisters. Iona married Marvin Turner on June 16, 1951. They

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