Obituaries

RJ Acheson

RJ Acheson, 89, died June 9, 2016, in Missouri Veterans’ Home, after a long illness. He was born in Springfield on April 8, 1927, to Ralph and Angie (Newton) Acheson. In 1945, RJ was eager to join the war effort. Although he was only 17, he told the Navy he was 18 and he was

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John Read

John William “Johnnie Bill” Read, 69, was born Jan. 22, 1947, in El Dorado Springs to K.T. “Buck” and Vivian (Hopkins) Read. John graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1965, served in the National Guard in Wyoming and worked for the Bureau of Land Management in both Wyoming and then Arizona. John obtained

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Rebecca Sue Blunt

Rebecca Sue Blunt, 56, Nevada, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in St. Lukes Hospital, Kansas City, following a brief illness. Rebecca was born Sept. 24, 1959, in Fort Scott, KS. She was united in marriage to Wayne Thomas Blunt on April 29, 1977, in Walker and he survives of the home.

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Betty Jean Horning

Betty Jean Horning, 80, El Dorado Springs, passed away June 9, 2016, in Nevada Nursing and Rehab. She was born in Stockton on July 27, 1935, the daughter of David and Clara (Mizner) Stroer. Betty graduated from Stockton High School. She married Gene Horning on July 3, 1958, in Stockton. To this union, five children

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John William Read

John William Read, 69, Kimberling City, formerly of El Dorado Springs, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Springfield. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 13 in Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. Family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, family

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James (Jim) Keith Jantz

James (Jim) Keith Jantz, 60, was born to Elmer and Dorothy Jantz on July 8, 1955, in Newton, KS. He peacefully departed this life on June 5, 2016, at his home near El Dorado Springs. Jim enjoyed a happy childhood near Burns, KS. On Nov. 7, 1976, he married Karen Koehn also of the Burns,

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Andrew ‘Andy’ Franklin Spencer

Andrew “Andy” Franklin Spencer, 45, El Dorado Springs, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2016, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Andy was born on April 17, 1971, in Cedar County Memorial Hospital, the son of William “Bill” Spencer and Hazel “Lucille” Henderson. He graduated from El Dorado Springs High School. Andy lived in his

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James Paul Austin Jr.

James Paul Austin Jr., age 60, of El Dorado Springs,  passed away Friday, May 27, 2016. He was born to James Paul Austin and Yulice Darlene (Acock) Austin on March 13, 1956, at Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento, CA. He attended school at various locations in the United States as well as overseas. He

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Lester D. Englund

Lester D. Englund, 91, El Dorado Springs, passed away on June 1, 2016. He was born to David and Leta Englund on Nov. 1, 1924. Lester walked to and attended Liberty country school and later graduated from El Dorado Springs High School. On Oct. 13, 1946, Lester married Mary Lucille Lines. The couple enjoyed 50

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Michael D. Hoffman

Michael D. Hoffman, 61, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016. Mike was born on Feb. 2, 1955, in Manhattan, KS, the son of Glenn and Annabelle Hoffman. He started school in Zeandale, KS, then moved with his family to El Dorado Springs. Mike met the love of his life, Kathy Gibbs.

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