Miscellaneous Cedar County, Missouri Obituaries
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September 6, 2001 

CECIL P. HERTZBERG

Cecil Poindexter Hertzberg was born Aug. 17, 1916, in Prairie Home, to Henry Dederick and Laura Augusta (Hornbeck) Hertzberg. He passed away on Aug. 26, 2001 at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. 

Cecil worked in Montana as a young man. On May 17, 1941 he was united in marriage to Mildred Wakeman in El Dorado Springs. 

He worked with Charlie Neely at his garage and then worked with his brother, Lawrence, at his grocery store. Cecil worked at Sunflower Powder Plant at Eudora, KS. He returned to El Dorado Springs where he ran the Phillips 66 and then Mobil gas stations. He worked for his brother, Lawrence, at his furniture store until he went to work at Contel Telephone from which he retired. 

Cecil was a member of First Baptist Church of El Dorado Springs since 1941. He was a members of the Lions Club of El Dorado Springs. He bowled for many years in El Dorado Springs and Nevada. Cecil will be sadly missed by relatives and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers-Robert, Herman and Floyd; and a sister, Lucille. 

He is survived by his wife, Mildred, of the home; one son, Dennis Hertzberg, and wife, Jeannie, of El Dorado Springs; one daughter, Mrs. Linda McCormick, of El Dorado Springs; one brother, Lawrence Hertzberg, of Nevada; three sisters-Viola Hazelwood, Ruth Bausch and Rachel Benham all of El Dorado Springs; four grandchildren-Angie Austin, April Mathis, Theresa Tabor and Eric Tabor; step-granddaughter, Melissa Sawyer; seven great-grandchildren-Waylon and Morgan Austin, Derek and Jared Mathis, Chapen Nolen and Rossington Hopkins and Ashlie Herrera; three step-great-grandchildren-Colton, Connor and Carsen Sawyer; numerous nieces and nephews. 
 

September 13, 2001 

JULIE ANITA JULIAN

Julie Anita Julian, 45, El Dorado Springs, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at St. John's Springfield after a five year battle with cancer. 

Julie was born July 1, 1956, in Joplin to Joan and Willis Kline. She graduated from El Dorado Springs High School. She was a member of the Church of Christ. 

Julie married Jerry Julian Nov. 1, 1975. They were blessed with two children, Jaime Renea and Jared Aurthur. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Willis Kline, and a sister, Karen. She is survived by Jerry, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Jaime Larson, and husband, Adam-Chicago, IL; one son, Jared, of the home; her mother, Joan Lansu; a sister, Carol Norman-Marshfield; a brother, Stephen Kline-Broomfield, CO; nephews; nieces; other relatives and friends. 

Anita will be sadly missed by all. She has been cremated. 

Her wishes were to have no services; however if the family decides to have a memorial service at a later date, it will be announced in the paper. 

IRA LEE SOARD

Ira Lee Soard, 64, was born Jan. 26, 1937, in Decatur, AR, to William Thomas and May Elizabeth Black Soard and passed away Sept. 7, 2001, in Nevada Regional Medical Center. 

He was discharged from the National Guard in 1963. Ira worked at Bentonville Casting Co., in Bentonville, AR, for several years and General Motors Co. and Peterbilt Co., in California. He worked for Ford Motor Co. in Claycomo, for 20 years. He was a member of the Freedom Freewill Baptist Church of Garfield, AR. 

Ira liked to fish and go mushroom hunting. He and his wife built homes besides working at Ford Motor Co. 

Ira was preceded in death by a daughter, Darla Kay, his parents and a brother, Tom “Bunk” Soard Jr. 

He is survived by his wife of nearly 43 years, Luceta (Lucy) Soard of the home, three sons - Darren-El Dorado Springs, Curtis and his wife, Michelle-Ellsinore, MO, Donnie-Mission, KS and fiancee, Sarah-Lenexa, KS; two sisters, Virginia Moody-Fort Smith, AR and Rose Todd-Englewood, CO. Also five grandchildren - Brandee, Tye, Christopher, Nicholas and Jessica; three step-grandchildren - Billy, Cole and Kay. 

He will be greatly missed by many friends and family. 

Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 8, in Sheldon Chapel in El Dorado Springs with Rev. James Coleman officiating under the direction of the Sheldon Funeral Home of El Dorado Springs. Interment was in the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Avoca, AR. 

GRACE EVELYN JOHNSON

Grace Evelyn Johnson, 80, was born March 20, 1921, in El Dorado Springs to William and Mary D. (Hardie) Shipley. She passed away Sept. 4, 2001, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs. 

She grew up in El Dorado Springs and spent most of her life here. In 1936, Grace was united in marriage to Wilbern Leslie Roby. Four children were born to this union. 

Grace was later married to Ed McLay who preceded her in death. 

She loved people and her involvement with her work and her family showed this love. She loved helping her family and others. 

Grace was preceded in death by two sons, Leroy Roby and George McLay; four brothers - Woody, Jim, Elmer and Bill Shipley; four sister - Cora Hardin, Ruth Palmer, Goldia Gilbert and Easter Breeden. 

She is survived by her husband, Dwain, of the home; three daughters - Joann Franklin-El Dorado Springs, Rose Heckadon-Springfield and Elverna Morley-Canyon City, CO; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. 

MYRL WHITE SWOPES

Myrl White Swopes, 84, was born May 31, 1917, in Cedar County to Don and Lucy (Cargill) Huff. She passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at the Barone Alzheimers Care Center in Nevada after a short illness. 

She was married to Nelson White on Oct. 10, 1934. To this union, five sons were born-Dale White, Doyle White, Duane White, Larry White and Terry White. In December 1975 she was married to Thomas Swopes. 

Preceding Myrl in death were her husband, Nelson; brothers-Lester, Harold and Roy Huff; sisters, Eula and Leigh; a daughter-in-law, Darlen White, and grandson, Steven Lane. 

Survivers includer her husband, Thomas, of the home; sons, Dale, Doyle and Duane-all of El Dorado Springs, Larry-Butler and Terry-Harwood; three daughters-in-law-Helen, Judy and Bonnie; two sisters, Bernice and Beulah-Independence; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, nieces, nephews and many friends. 

Myrl had lived her entire life around Virgil City where she attended Union Church. 

She will be greatly missed by those who knew her. 

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Hackleman Chapel with Bro. Randy Bland officiating. 

Pallbearers were Dale White, Doyle White, Duane White, Larry White, Terry White, Mark White and Doug White. Interment was in the Virgil City Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. 
 

September 20, 2001 

MARY GENEVA CAMPBELL

Mary Geneva Campbell, 99, of Shawnee, KS, passed away Sept. 17, 2001, at Delmar Gardens of Overland Park. Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at First Baptist Church of Stilwell; burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa. 

Geneva was born Nov. 14, 1901, in Viney Grove, AR, and was a member of Walnut Grove Presbyterian in Farmington, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband, Casey B. Campbell Sr. in 1997; sisters-Ada Leslie, Dee Leslie and Lou May and brother-Mallie Tucker. Survivors include her sons, Harland T. Campbell-Shawnee, KS and Casey B. Campbell-Bucyrus, KS; daughter Irma Ursula Wade-Newport, NE; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee 913/631-5566 

DANIEL ELY

Daniel Ross Ely, 22, Topeka, KS, was killed Sunday, Sept. 9, when he was stuck by a car while attempting to cross Interstate 470 near the Fairlawn Road Interchange. 

He was born April 21, 1979, in Nevada to Robert O. and Renae Martin Ely. He graduated from Seaman High School in 1997. He was employed by Alliant Food Service. 

Survivors include his fiancee, Sarah Elizabeth Strick-Topeka; his stepfather and mother, Rick and Renae Meier-Topeka; a brother, Jeremiah Ray Ely-Topeka; two sisters, Robin Elizabeth Tyner-Miami, OK and Rebecca Rose Stone-Baxter Springs, and a grandmother, Eleanor Ely-Kansas City. 

Service were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, Topeka, KS. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Daniel spent his younger years in El Dorado Springs while his father, Bob Ely, was pastor at the Filley Christian Church. Everyone there greatly appreciated and loved the whole family. 

HAROLD LEE HACKLEMAN

Harold Lee Hackleman, 78, El Dorado Springs, passed away at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001. Harold was born on May 10, 1923, the son of Charles and Gladys Maslen Hackleman. 

Survivors include his wife, Lois, of the home; son, Randy-Parsons, KS; brother, Clarence Hackleman-El Dorado Springs; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. 

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Hackleman Chapel with interment in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. 

ELTON “JACK” BLAND

Elton “Jack” Bland, El Dorado Springs, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, in his home after a prolonged bout with cancer. 

Elton was born on May 3, 1912, in Blackjack, the son of L.W. and Mary Bland. There he met and married Willie Millsap, his wife of 69 years and raised their only child and daughter, Marcella. 

Elton farmed in the Sac River bottom and was an avid coon hunter. Elton and Willie retired and moved to El Dorado Springs in 1982. Elton was a faithful member of the Church of God (Holiness) in Blackjack. 

Preceding Elton in death were his wife, Willie; two brothers, Lewis and Marion Bland; and five sisiters-Nettie Mays, Nora Mays, Virgie Witt, Carrie Williams and Agnes Casey. 

Survivors include his daughter, Marcella (Gilpin) Kline-Tulsa, OK; a grandson, Larry Gilpin-Amherst, NH and two brothers, Lester “Babe” Bland-El Dorado Springs and Len Bland-Kansas City. 

Services were held on Monday, Sept. 17, at the Hackleman Chapel with Rev. James Coleman, Rev. Leland Trussell and Bro. Paul Gingerich officiating. Music was provided by Debbie Menefee and Barry Witt. Pallbearers were Lyle Bland, Kyle Bland, Gaylen Bland, Jim Davis, Terry Estes and Nolan Davis. Interment was in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Son Funeral Home. 

ROGER DALE NEWMAN

Roger Dale Newman, 54, a former resident of El Dorado Springs, died Sept. 17, 2001, in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was a son of the late Dale Eugene and Elizabeth White Newman and a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from the National Guard and was a member of Tucker Swamp Baptist Church. 

Survivors include one son, Jesse Newman-Shawnee, KS; two sisters, Patricia N. Pritchard-Wellington, KS and Susan N. Blount-Kill Devil Hills, NC; a brother, John Newman-Manteo, NC; and several aunts, uncles and many other family members. He was predeceased by a son, Roger Dale Newman Jr. and a brother, Walker Newman. 

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, VA, with Rev. Steve Bradshaw officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Courtland, VA. 

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. 

JOHN B. OBERLY

John B. Oberly, 80, son of Walter J. and Oma E. (Shouse) Oberly was born on Feb. 20, 1921, in Rockville. He passed away on Sept. 9, 2001 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. 

John lived in the Rockville area nearly all of his life with the exception of the time he served his country in the Army during the World War II from 1942-1945 in the South Pacific, Phillipines, New Guinea and Korea. 

He was united in marriage to Clara Belle Garver on Oct. 11, 1946, in Iola, KS. To this union three children were born. 

John attended the Church of God (Holiness) in Appleton City where he has served on the church board for a number of years and was a Sunday School teacher for around 50 years. He was a member of the Appleton City VFW Post 11242. 

John farmed all of his life. He loved his family and especially loved the times spent hunting with his sons and grandsons. He spent many hours relating his experiences to his family and friends, sharing stories of hunting trips, childhood memories and his time served during WW II. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and niece, Ronda Oberly. He is survived by his wife, Clara Belle, of the home; two sons, Jerry and wife, Judy-Collins and Steve and wife, Judy-Nevada; one daughter, Janie, and husband, Gary Cook-Butler; one brother, Dan Oberly, and wife, Peggy-Rockville; one sister, Jody, and husband, Noble Davis-Raymore; eight grandchildren-Debbie and husband, Craig Siegismund; Mike and wife, Jamie; John David; Ronnie Lee; Nicholas and Justin Oberly and Bryan and Darren Cook; five great-grandchildren-Brooklyn and Rebecca Siegismund; and Megan, Cody and Wyatt Oberly; several nieces and nephews. 

Services were held at the Church of God (Holiness), Appleton City, on Wednesday, Sept. 12, with Rev. Brent Bland and Rev. Mark Avery officiating. 

Mary Ann Crowder, organist and Carol Avery, vocalist, sang “To God Be the Glory” and “Amazing Grace”. 

Casketbearers were John David Oberly, Justin Oberly, Ronnie Oberly, Bryan Cook, Michael Oberly, Nicholas Oberly and Darren Cook. 

Military service was by Appleton City VFW Post #11242 Missouri Honor Guard. 

Interment was in the Appleton City Cemetery under the direction of the Hill and Sons Funeral Home, Appleton City. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Church of God (Holiness) or the Appleton City VFW Post #11242. 

ELMER STOCKSTILL

Elmer Stockstill, 88, was born June 26, 1913, to Harry and Bertha Bandon Stockstill and passed away Sept. 17, 2001. 

He attended Sand Ridge School and graduated from El Dorado Springs. He servied in the U.S. Army Infantry in WW II. 

On Dec. 23, 1939, Elmer married Vonia Nadine Stanley. He worked in construction as a carpenter on homes and cabinet making in Spokane, WA. He retired in 1974 from Kraft Manufacturing Co., Spokane, WA. Elmer was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. 

He was preceded in death by his father and mother and two brothers, Wilbern Stockstill and Fred Stockstill. 

Elmer is survived by one nephew, Max Stockstill-El Dorado Spirngs; nieces; nephews and a 2nd cousin, Earl Stockstill; and a special friend, Eileen Spillman. 

No services are planned. Cremation was under the direction of the Sheldon Funeral Home of El Dorado Springs. 
 

September 27, 2001 

BILLY JOE HENDRICKS

Billy Joe Hendricks, 62, El Dorado Springs, the son of Willie Jo Fox and Harry William Hendricks, was born on May 10, 1939, in Stockton and passed away Sept. 18, 2001, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield after a brief illness. 

He was united in marriage to Charlene Decker on June 16, 1962, in Miami, OK. To this union were two children-Michael Hendricks and Lisa Burton. They lived in El Dorado Springs most of their married life. 

Bill served his country in the Army from December 1962 to April 1968. He received the Marksman Badge for Rifle and Carbine, Good Conduct Medal, One-Year Safe Driver Badge and was one of the Top Drivers for high-ranking officers in the military. 

Bill's parents passed away when he was young and he was raised by his grandparents-Maude and Raymond Fox. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Bill loved to joke around and was constantly cutting up with everyone but seemed to leave a part of himself with everyone he met. One of his favorite hangouts was Scooter's Restaurant, he would set there for hours drinking coffee and telling jokes. 

Bill worked at Sears in Nevada for 16 years, Fugate Motors in El Dorado Springs for 12 years, Allison's in El Dorado Springs, MFA in El Dorado Springs and Stockton, Jim Rush in Bolivar, Tracker Marine in Bolvar and after semi-retiring he worked with his son, Mike, laying carpet and part time at Witt's Station in El Dorado Springs. 

Bill loved his family, especially his kids and grandkids. He was a very religious and patriotic man and the love of Charlene's life. He dedicated his life to to his family and making people smile. He had nicknames for everone and was tremendously loved by his family and community. Bill touched everone's life he came in contact with and left behind an enormous amount of treasured memories. 

He was proceeded in death his parents, Willie Jo and Harry William Hendricks; his grandparents- Maude and Raymond Fox, and Elmer and Maggie Hendricks; one brother, Jackie Hendricks; two uncles, Roy and Glenn Hendricks; and two aunts, Maxine Brown-Rosebrough and Evalena Smith. 

Survivors include his wife, Charlene Hendricks-El Dorado Springs; one son, Michael Hendricks, and wife, Mandie-El Dorado Springs; one daughter, Lisa Barton and fiance, Fred Toeppe, and son, Andy-El Dorado Springs; three sisters-Shirley Franklin and husband, Dean-Nevada, Dorothy Weber and husband, David-Nevada and Connie Dill and husband, Ted-Granby; four aunts, Mary Lee Gray-Nixa (was like a mother to Bill), Edna Lalka-Washington, Neomi Conner-Washington, Edna Fredrick-Washington; four grandchildren-Travis Yeargan of the home, Michacla Hendricks-El Dorado Springs, Adrian Encinosa-Floria and Hunter Burton-North Carolina; 14 nieces, five nephews; numerous cousins, and a tremendous amount of friends. 

There are no words on this earth that would express the love his family felt for him. He filled everone with joy and happiness and will be extremely missed. 

Services were held Saturday morning, Sept. 22, at the Hackleman Chapel with Chris Bennett officiating. Interment was in the Stockton Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. 

VERNIE STEWART GLENDENING

Vernie Stewart Glendening, 89, passed away Sept. 21, 2001, in El Dorado Springs. 

Vernie was born on Dec. 29, 1911, in St. Clair County, to George Jacob and Edna McKinley Glendening. He lived his years in the Tiffin area. He was a farmer. 

On Oct. 1, 1965, he married Mary Helen Rogers. She preceded him in death in March of 1993. 

Vernie leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins and numerous friends. 

Graveside services were held on Monday afternoon, Sept. 24, at the Pleasant Springs Cemetery with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Spring Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. 

HAZEL LORENE BAILEY MOSHER

Hazel Lorene Bailey Mosher, 82, was born Dec. 5, 1908 in Stotts City, Mo. to Amanda Josephine Elliott Bailey and George R. Bailey. She passed away Sept. 23, 2001, at Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital in Gardner, KS. Preceding her in death is her husband William Edwin Mosher, six brothers and sisters-William Bailey, John Bailey, George Bailey, Edith Keeling and Cora Theiss and a half sister, Jenny Bitner. Surviving are her three daughters-Donna L. Mosher Harleman, Lillian L. Mosher and Wilma J. Mosher Burnett; eight grandchildren-Donald Ray Harleman, Rita Louis Harleman Ryser, Ronald Earl Harleman, Cheryl Lynn Mosher Cook, Brian James Francis, William Ray Francis, Dr. David James Burnett and Angela Burnett Resch; six great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all her friends but fondly remembered by everyone who had the privileged to know her. 

When Hazel was about three years old, her father was killed in a mining accident. Her mother was pregnant with her brother, George, at the time. She soon remarried a man she thought would be a good husband to her and be a good father to her children. This proved to be very wrong. 

Hazel's older brothers, Bill and John, decided to run away from the abuse and she was sent to Oklahoma to live with an aunt and uncle. She was an unwanted addition and was treated accordingly. Her formal education was very limited since she had to spend most of her time doing household chores and working in the cotton fields. 

As a young adult, Hazel moved to Schell City to live with another aunt and uncle, Hattie and Charlie McDaniel, her new family proved to be a much improved home for her and she loved them dearly. 

It was during this period that she met her future husband, William Edwin Mosher. All his friends affectionately knew Edwin as “Pistol”. They were married Dec. 24, 1931, in El Dorado Springs. They lived in the Schell City area where they farmed. They had three daughters-Donna Louise, Lillian Loraine and Wilma June. Hazel was a devoted mother, wife and a fine Christian women. She was always proud to say she never had a babysitter and she was always home waiting when her daughters came home from school. She was eager to stop her work to listen to all the thrilling (and some not so thrilling) stories of her daughters' day. 

Hazel never met a stranger. She was very proud to tell everyone she met that she was from “Schell City, Missouri, down in Vernon County”. 

Hazel worked as a cook in the Schell City Public Schools for 15 years. She loved every minute of it. She loved the hundreds of students whose lives she touched and they loved her. (They especially loved her homemade hot rolls and fresh baked cookies). 

Life was never easy for Hazel. Just at the time when the kids were grown and gone and life should have been a little easier, her husband, Edwin, suffered a stroke. She cared for him in their home for about 10 years until his death on July 7, 1980. 

Even though life was filled with trials and tribulations, few people, not even her closet friends ever knew of the sorrow and heartbreak that she often felt. She had the ability to put aside the problems of her personal life and approach those around her with a warm heart, open arms and a genuine smile. In the fifth grade, her grandson Brian had to write a poem on the happiest person he had ever known. He wrote about his Grandma Hazel. 

Hazel loved going shopping with friends. Almost before she hung up her phone, she had both shoes on and one arm already in her coat ready to go. She looked forward to the bus ride with her friends to the Senior Center. There they would have lunch, play cards and have lots of laughs. 

She also loved going to Kansas City to be with her daughter, Wilma and her two grandsons, Brian and Bill. On one of her trips, they took her to Worlds of Fun where she rode her first roller coaster. Brian had never ridden one and wasn't going to either until his 70-some-year-old grandmother chided him into riding with her. After the ride, they rode again and again. 

Another highlight was her dream trip of a lifetime to the west coast with four good friends from Schell City. She was thrilled with everything they experienced. Her only regret was that she didn't get to wade in the ocean. She mention this several times so Wilma and grandson Bill hopped aboard a TWA plane and took grandma to Florida so she could wade in the ocean and pick up seashells. 

For the last several years, she lived with Wilma and her husband, Roger, in Osawatomie, KS. She traveled with them to Canada as well as many, many other places in the United States. 

Hazel took what the world offered her - loved the good and dealt with the bad. The last two years of Hazel's life were difficult for her family, but not necessarily difficult for Hazel. She was diagnosed with sever dementia. Although she didn't always recognize her family and friends anymore, she relived lots of happy times. When asked about her day, she was always busy-church picnics, cooking meals for family and friends, walks by the creek and lots of other fun things. She also loved animals. Wilma gave her a little black stuffed toy cat. She truly loved the little thing and kept it with her all the time. To her, it was very real. She talked about it being so playful and it even had several litters of kittens. The nurses had to bath it quite frequently because Hazel fed it part of her meals. 

When God called her home, she died as she had lived. She was a good Christian woman, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a friend to many but, most importantly, she was at peace with herself.

She was loved deeply, will be missed truly and never forgotten. 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Schell City Christian Church in Schell City with Pastor Marvin Jamison officiating. Musical selections were provided by Anna Mae Hillsman and Diane Eslinger. Pallbearers were Neal Gerster, Brian Francis, Bill Francis, Donald Harleman, Ronald Harleman and Steve Resch. Burial was in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City, under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Schell City Christian Church in care of the funeral home. 

LAWRENCE L. VORWARK

Lawrence L. Vorwark, 70, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 23, 2001, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. He was born on Jan. 8, 1931, in Odessa, the son of Julius and Mable Kueck Vorwark. 
In 1948, Lawrence graduated from the Mayview High School. He was a decorated Korean War Veteran with his tour of duty beginning on Jan. 19, 1949 and being Honorably Dischared on Jan. 19, 1956. 
Lawrence retired from General Motors Leads plant on April 1, 1982. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 93. 
In 1987, he and his wife, Roberta, moved to El Dorado Springs from Wellington, MO. Here on the farm, Lawrence enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising cattle. 
Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Frances Ilene; and one brother, William Ralph. He is survived by his wife, Roberta, of the home; five children-Stan Vorwark-Lexington, Curtis Vorwark-Cassville, Larry Vorwark, Michael Roadcap and Robert Roadcap-all of Stockton; one brother, James Earl-Blue Springs; one sister, Mary Agnes-Poplar Bluff; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Hackleman Chapel with Bro. Ralph Benham officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jerry Chambers, Ed Alexander, Kenny Alexander, Larry Vorwark, Basil Alcorn and Al Osborne.

Ellen French, 88 of El Dorado Springs died Saturday, June 16, 2001. 
Services will be Monday, June 18 at 1 p.m. in the Hackleman and Sons 
Funeral Home. Burial will be in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery. 

Thelma V. Leonard, 94 of El Dorado Springs died Monday, June 18, 2001. 
Services will be Thursday, June 21 at 2 p.m. in the Church of God 
Holiness. Burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be 
Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. in the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.

Frances M. Osborne, 92 of El Dorado Springs died Tuesday, June 19, 2001. 
Services will be Friday, June 22 at 2 p.m. in the Hackleman and Sons 
Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday, 7-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Mary F. Jones, 93 of Schell City died Tuesday, June 19, 2001. Services 
will be Saturday, June 23 at 1 p.m. in the Hackleman and Sons Funeral 
Home, El Dorado Springs. Burial will be in the Taberville Cemetery. 
Visitation will be Friday, 7-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

John S. Carter, 96 of Sugar Land, Texas, formerly of El Dorado Springs, 
died Friday, Friday, July 13, 2001. Graveside services will be Tuesday, 
July 17 at 11 a.m. in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery. 

Genevieve Keith, 77 of El Dorado Springs died Sunday, July 15, 2001. 
Services will be Wednesday, July 18 at 2 p.m. in the Hackleman and Sons 
Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Love Cemetery. Visitation will be 
Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Earl F. Belcher, 85 of El Dorado Springs died Tuesday, July 17, 2001. 
Services will be Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m. in the Hackleman and Sons 
Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Lebeck Cemetery. Visitation will be 
Friday, 7-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Mary A. Anderson, 62 of El Dorado Springs died Thursday, July 19, 2001. 
Services will be Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m. in the Hackleman and Sons 
Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Tennessee Chapel Cemetery. Visitation 
will be Saturday, 7-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Eva A. Stemper, 101 of El Dorado Springs died Wednesday, July 18, 2001. 
Services will be Friday, July 20 at 2 p.m. in the Parkstreet Christian 
Church. Burial will be in the Greenfield Cemetery, Jerico Springs.

Mitchell E. Bledsoe, 41 of El Dorado Springs died Saturday, July 21, 2001. 
Services will be Tuesday, July 24 at 9 a.m. in the Brumback Funeral Home, 
Stockton. Burial will be in the Stockton Cemetery. Visitation will be 
Monday, 7-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Edna M. Davis, 94 of El Dorado Springs died Monday, July 23, 2001. 
Services will be Wednesday, July 25 at 1 p.m. in the Hackleman and Sons 
Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Hackleman Cemetery. Visitation will 
be Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Jessie M. Tyler, 74 of El Dorado Springs died Thursday, July 26, 2001. 
Services will be Monday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m. in the Assembly of God. 
Burial will be in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery. Visitation will be 
Sunday, 3-4 p.m. in the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.

Renee B. Hoagenson, 43 of Odessa died Sunday, July 29, 2001. Services will 
be Thursday, August 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the Hackleman and Sons Funeral 
Home, El Dorado Springs. Burial will be in the El Dorado Springs 
Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Allen R. McCullick, 82 of El Dorado Springs died Monday, July 30, 2001. 
Services will be Saturday, August 4 at 10 a.m. in the Hackelman and Sons 
Funeral Home. Burial will be in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery. 
Visitation will be Friday, 7-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Samuel Wayne Hacker, infant of El Dorado Springs died Thursday, August 2, 
2001. Graveside services will be Saturday, August 4 at 2 p.m. in the 
Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Betty S. Budd, 78 of El Dorado Springs died Friday, August 3, 2001. 
Services will be Monday, August 6 at 1:30 p.m. in the Stockton Christian 
Church. Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, 
6-8 p.m. in the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.

Terry K. McPeak, 50 of El Dorado Springs died Saturday, August 4, 2001. 
Services will be Tuesday, August 7 at 10 a.m. in the Hackleman and Sons 
Funeral Home. Burial will be in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery.

Helen J. McCurdy, 91 of El Dorado Springs died Sunday, August 5, 2001. 
Services will be Wednesday, August 8 at 10 a.m. in the Hackleman and Sons 
Funeral Home. Burial will be in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery. 
Visitation will be Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Jane Wilbanks, 75 of El Dorado Springs died Monday, August 6, 2001. 
Services will be Thursday, August 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the First Baptist 
Church. Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Springfield National 
Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. in the Hackleman and Sons 
Funeral Home.

Warren G. Bishop, 79 of Wichita, Kansas, formerly of Jerico Springs, died 
Friday, June 22, 2001. Graveside services will be Monday at 3:30 p.m. in 
the Brasher Cemetery, Jerico Springs.

Charles W. Cimiyotti, 74 of Jerico Springs died Monday, July 2, 2001. 
Services will be Thursday, July 5 at 11 a.m. in the United Methodist 
Church.

Lewis J. Nabity, 67 of Stockton died Friday, June 15, 2001. Services will 
be Monday, June 18 at 10 a.m. in the St. Peter's the Apostle Catholic 
Church. Burial will be in the Stockton Cemetery. 

Alfred Korth, 96 of Stockton died Saturday, June 16, 2001. Services will 
be Wednesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. in the Brumback Funeral Home. Burial 
will be in the Gum Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. 
in the funeral home.

Charles J. Henley, 76 of Stockton died Monday, June 18, 2001. Services 
will be Thursday, June 21 at 10 a.m. in the Stockton Assembly of God. 
Burial will be in the Stockton Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, 
7-9;30 p.m. in the Brumback Funeral Home.

Charles E. Foley, 54 of Stockton died Tuesday, June 19, 2001. No services 
are planned.

Audrey A. Robison, 66 of Stockton died Sunday, June 24, 2001. Services 
will be Wednesday, June 27 at 1 p.m. in the Arcola Christian Church. 
Burial will be in the Omer Cemetery, Arcola. Visitation will be Tuesday, 
7-8 p.m. in the Brumback Funeral Home.

Charles Tack, 75 of Stockton died Tuesday, June 26, 2001. Services will 
be Friday, June 29 at 1 p.m. in the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home, El 
Dorado Springs.

Oliver Holman, 73 of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Stockton, died Thursday, 
June 28, 2001. No services are planned.

Leona G. Todd, 95 of Stockton died Friday, July 6, 2001. Services will be 
Monday, July 9 at 10 a.m. in the Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will 
be in the Stockton Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, 5-6 p.m. in the 
Brumback Funeral Home.

Christina L. Wood, 40 of Springfield died Monday, July 9, 2001. Services 
were Friday, July 13 at 2 p.m. in the Brumback Funeral Home, Stockton. 
Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Jonesburg.

Beulah M. Harris, 77 of Stockton died Wednesday, July 18, 2001. Graveside 
services will be Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. in the Pankey Cemetery.
Mildred Arnett, 82 of Stockton died Friday, July 20, 2001. Services will 
be Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m. in the Agape Baptist Church. Burial will be 
in the Stockton Cemetery.

Verda F. Kirkpatrick, 82 of Stockton died Saturday, July 28, 2001. 
Services wil be Monday, July 30 at 11 a.m. in the Brumback Funeral Home. 
Burial will be in the Caplinger Mills Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, 
10-11 a.m. in the funeral home. 


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