Obituaries

Kenneth (Kenny) John Skakal

Kenneth (Kenny) John Skakal or “Pa Skakal,” 72, as most knew him, passed away on Nov. 30, 2020, at the age of 72 in El Dorado Springs. Due to complications from a fall, Kenny was hospitalized in Joplin. This fall accelerated the progression of his battle with cancer and Kenny’s wishes were to go home.

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Vicki C. Summers

Vicki Corrine Summers, 67, of Columbia, formerly of El Dorado Springs, passed away Monday afternoon, Nov. 30, 2020, at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She was born Jan. 29, 1953, in Culver City, CA, the daughter of Carroll Allen LaJaunie and Elizabeth “Betty” (Henderson) LaJaunie. She married Loy Merton Summers on Nov. 25, 1988,

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Jackie Jo Spurgeon

Jackie Jo Spurgeon, 44, of El Dorado Springs, unexpectedly passed away at NRMC in the early morning on Nov. 29, 2020. Jackie was born Aug. 11, 1976, in Nevada, to parents, Joanne Smith Hendricks and Jack Hendricks. Jackie attended El Dorado Springs School. Jackie married Charles Richardson in 1998, and had three beautiful daughters from

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Lester Wayne Barker

Lester Wayne Barker, 82, was born in Walker on Aug. 22, 1938, to Lester Roy Barker and Laura Stella Neihart Barker. He passed from this life on Nov. 21, 2020, at CMH in Bolivar. Remaining around El Dorado Springs for his entire life, Wayne always said he had a good life. His favorite pastime was

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Carl Edward Benson

Carl Edward Benson, 97 of Schell City, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. Carl was born on Feb. 1, 1923, in Turlock, CA, the eldest son of Carl and Sophia Benson. He grew up on a farm where they raised dairy cattle, peaches and almonds. He graduated from Turlock

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Louisa Permelia “Moody” Graves

Louisa Permelia “Moody” Graves, 93, El Dorado Springs, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. She was born June 3, 1927, to Ellis and Rosie (Hardy) Moffett in Osceola, Missouri. She lived most of her life west of Osceola in what was known as Chalk Level. She graduated from Osceola High School in 1945, and married

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Beverly Prue

Beverly Prue, age 84, died of natural causes on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Albuquerque, NM, where she lived for the last 40 plus years. She was born on July 25, 1936, in Eldorado Springs to Mildred Phipps (Tough) and George Phipps. Beverly is survived by her daughter, Marcelene Edwards; sister, Dana Jamison and husband,

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Lester Wayne Barker

Lester Wayne Barker, 82, born Aug. 22, 1933, passed from this life on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, in Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. Family will receive friend and relatives from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 in Sheldon Funeral Home. Burial will be in the

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Mary Donna (Sawyer) Wisner

Mary Donna (Sawyer) Wisner, 62, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Nov. 21, 2020, from COVID-19 complications at CMH Hospital in Bolivar. She was born on May 22, 1958, in Humansville,  to Billy Dean and Zella Lee (Simrell) Sawyer. Mary grew up on the family farm in Cedar Springs. She attended and graduated from El

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Sheryl Ann Moore

Sheryl Ann Moore, age 53, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. A funeral service for Sheryl Moore will be held Friday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Interment will follow at the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery. A visitation will be held

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