Obituaries

Carol Elizabeth (Buxton) Gray

Carol Elizabeth (Buxton) Gray, 74, was born March 11, 1945,in Raytown.  She passed into the arms of Jesus on Feb. 29, 2020 from complications with an abdominal    aneurysm. Carol was saved at a young age and was most recently an attendee at Sulfur Springs Baptist Church.  Even though she was a quiet and private

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Lisa Kay Dralle

Lisa Kay Dralle passed away Feb. 10, 2020, at Barnes-Jewish hospital in St. Louis after a hard fought battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was preceded in death by an infant brother and Charles (Chuck) Dralle, who was her dad since she was five. Surviving is her mother, Martha Kaye Dralle Perkins; sister, Janet Swopes; Half-brother,

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Virginia (Barker) Claessen

Virginia (Barker) Claessen, 72, Independence, passed away Monday, March 3, 2020. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Brush Creek Missionary Baptist Church in rural Collins. Burial will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Melba L. McPeak

Melba L. McPeak, 92, of El Dorado Springs, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at Moore Few Care Center in Nevada.  Melba was born May 6, 1927, to Roy Hershall and Bessie (Haggard) Dennis. Melba was saved and baptized at a young age.  She was a member of the First

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Inez Evelyn Bond Smart

Inez Evelyn Bond Smart, 94, was born in Henley on Aug. 31, 1925 to John William Wesieyn and Vivian (Sullens) Bond and passed away on Feb. 17, 2020. Inez was preceded in death by her husband, Glen O. Smart; three brothers – Paul and (Virginia), Marvin and (Ruby), and James and (Conchita); eight brothers-in-law; six

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Wilbur G. Carpenter

Wilbur G. Carpenter, Sr., age 85, rural El Dorado Springs, passed away Feb. 18, 2020, at Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield, KS.  He was born April 25, 1934, in Strong City, KS, the son of Frank P. Carpenter and Mildred M. (White) Carpenter. Wilbur loved flowers, gardening, birds, fishing, and being ornery in general.  He

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Ed Hackleman

Edward Dwayne Hackleman, 68, died Feb. 17, 2020, in Cornwall, PA. He was born June 17, 1951, in Humansville, son of Roy Edward and Charleen (Groves) Hackleman. He married Kathy Whitesell on June 3, 1972, in El Dorado Springs. Survivors include Kathy, Cornwall, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Emily Hackleman, North Cornwall, PA; grandsons,

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Timothy Bough

Timothy Wade Bough, age 55, passed away in Nevada, Feb. 18, 2020. Final disposition was cremation under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.  His cremains will be buried in Pankey Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Thomas E. Lewis

Thomas Edward Lewis, 83, of Lone Jack, MO, passed away on Feb. 21, 2020. Inurnment will be in the Hackleman Cemetery in Cedar County at a later date.  Arrangements were under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held in Lone Jack on March 7. Contact the family for details.

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Naomi Ferne (Snow) Boyle

Naomi Ferne (Snow) Boyle, 89, of El Dorado Springs, passed away at Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center, Wednesday morning, Feb. 12, 2020.  Naomi was born Sept. 29, 1930, at home near Elm, the youngest child of Abby Ferne (Fann) and George Fred Snow. She graduated from Kingsville High School at 16, attended college that summer, and

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