Obituaries

Ila Elaine Tuder

Ila Elaine Tuder, 90, El Dorado Springs, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. She was born Dec. 7, 1925, to Clarence and Bertha (Wertz) Bliss in St. Clair County. Ila married Glenn Tuder on Aug. 28, 1943. She worked with him on the family farm and was a homemaker. She liked to sew and crochet.

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Dortha A. Fugate

Dortha Fugate, 96, of rural El Dorado Springs, passed away at her home on Thursday evening, July 28, 2016. Dortha was born Sept. 4, 1919, in St. Clair County to Howard and Pearl (Cochran) Smith. Dortha attended the Union Point School through the eighth grade. She married Buddy Fugate on Dec. 3, 1934. They were

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Bernadette ‘Berni’ Berning (Preis)

Bernadette “Berni” Berning (Preis), 62, left this life on July 27, 2016. Berni was born on Aug. 18, 1953, in Los Angeles, CA, to Bernard Preis and Margaret Grindstaff.  She lived most of her adult life in El Dorado Springs. Berni was raised by her loving foster parents, Herbert and Claudia Hennes. She grew up

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Raymond Carl Shellhorn

Raymond Carl Shellhorn, 75, Independence, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Raymond was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Montevallo, to Jesse and Viola Shellhorn. Brother, Robert Shellhorn, sisters, Rosalee Bogart and Rhonda Friar. He married Shirley Mae Rice April 2, 1960, and had two children, Stacy and Kevin (wife, Julie), two grandchildren, Jessica and Amanda,

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Leslie Leroy Wooten

Leslie Wooten, 67, El Dorado Springs, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away July 26, 2016, in Springfield. He was born in Hamburg, IA, to Irene (Cook)Wooten and Clyde Wooten. Les served in the Air Force, including a tour of Vietnam and was a Staff Sgt. at the time of his discharge. He was a retired

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Marian Roberts

Marian was born May 5, 1920 in Humboldt, KS, the daughter of Leslie Henry Sims and Anna (Hall) Sims. She graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence. She was united in marriage to Joseph A. Roberts on Nov.  22, 1941 in Independence. The couple raised their two sons, J. C. and Charles A. on

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Ronald Kyle Gay

Ronald Kyle Gay, 57, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Cox South in Springfield. Ronald was born Aug. 30, 1958, in Kansas City to Teddy Kyle and Doris Virginia (McTernon) Gay. On July 31, 1982, in Parkville he was united in marriage to Lisa Gale Downing and she survives of

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David Glenn Brown

David Glenn Brown, 91, died at Ravenwood Terrace in Moberly. David was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Ivanhoe, OK, the firstborn of E. Glenn Brown and Georgia B. Owens Brown. He was 10 years old when the Dust Bowl brought devastation to the family farm in Oklahoma. His family then moved to El Dorado Springs

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Suzana J. (Banister) Swager

Suzana Jemima Banister Swager, 85, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away July 20, 2016. She is survived by a large loving family who gathered in El Dorado Springs to celebrate the many wonderful stories and memories she left us. She was a lifelong teacher, traveler and reader. Suzana taught for the El Dorado Springs school

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Marian Lee Roberts

Marian Lee Roberts, 96, Holden, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016. She and her husband owned and operated Western Auto & Roberts Furniture Store in Blue Springs for many years. They spent their retirement years in El Dorado Springs, residing here for 32 years. In 2007, Marian moved to Holden to be near family. The

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