Obituaries

JoAnne Kennedy

JoAnne Kennedy, 80, born Feb. 17, 1940, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at community Springs Healthcare Facility in El Dorado Springs. Among survivors are her daughters, Debrah Breedlove and Karen Thogerson. Services were Friday, Sept. 11, at the Sheldon Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs. Burial was in the Shiloh Cemetery in Liberal

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Virginia Lee Porter

Virginia Lee Porter, 94, El Dorado Springs, passed away Sept. 10, 2020, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Virginia was born in Glenwood, Iowa, on Sept. 2, 1926, to Bernard and Josephine Newman. She married John Ross Decker and to this union four children were born. Then, in 1971, she married

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Marjorie Ann Hill

Marjorie Ann Hill, age 78, of San Antonio, TX, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. She was a former resident of Appleton City, El Dorado Springs, Branson, Springfield and Willard. Marjorie was born May 11, 1942, to John and Dorthea (Lukenbill) Sherieck in Appleton City. She was a 1960 graduate of Appleton City High School.

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Clara Aleyne Shaw

Clara Aleyne (Macari) Shaw, a.k.a. “Mac,” 90, of Edwards, passed away on Sept. 5, 2020, at the Wilshire at Lakewood in Lee’s Summit. Aleyne was born on March 7, 1929, in Hume, to Bert Mayo Macari and Clara Elizabeth (Lee) Macari. She married Jacob Carl Shaw on Jan. 17, 1948. They were married for sixty-seven

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Walter Joe (W. J.) Steward

Walter Joe (W. J.) Steward, 82, of Nevada, passed away on Sept. 2, 2020, at his home.  W. J. was born in southeast Vernon County on April 23, 1938 to Walter Lavere and Mary Josephine (Bradin) Steward.  W. J. and Avril Ann Levi were united in marriage on Aug. 7, 1965, in Stockton. W. J.

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Marjorie Ann Hill

Marjorie Ann Hill, age 78, of San Antonio, TX, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. She was a former resident of Appleton City, El Dorado Springs, Branson, Springfield and Willard. Marjorie was born May 11, 1942, to John and Dorthea (Lukenbill) Sherieck in Appleton City. She was a 1960 graduate of Appleton City High School.

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Albert Benjamin (Ab) Spencer

Albert Benjamin (Ab) Spencer. 92, passed away at home surrounded by family on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Born on March 5, 1928, in Dederick the son of Charles and Susie Mae (West) Spencer, he was a lifelong resident of Vernon County. He grew up working the farm with his father and brothers. He attended a

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Robert Paul “Bob” Hutsell

Robert Paul “Bob” Hutsell, age 80, of Blue Springs, Missouri, formerly of El Dorado Springs, passed away Aug. 23, 2020, at KU Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born at Willowville in Cedar County, Missouri, to James and Eula Hutsell on May 29, 1940. Bob attended El Dorado Springs public schools. After graduating

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Robert “Bob” Hutsell

Robert Paul “Bob” Hutsell of Blue Springs, formerly of El Dorado Springs, passed away Aug. 23, 2020. A funeral service began at 2 mp.m. Wednesday, Aug, 26, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Harry E. Wells

Harry Edwin Wells, 79, passed away on Aug. 8, 2020, at Research Hospital in Kansas City. The son of Marion Francis and Lillie Edith (Gamble) Wells, Harry was born on Feb. 6, 1941. He spent his formative years in the Schell City area, graduating from Schell City High School in 1959 as salutatorian. Shortly after

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