DANIEL THEODORE BOSTICK JR
Daniel Theodore Bostick Jr., 80, the son of Daniel Theodore Sr. and Mary Lucy (Parsons) Bostick, was born June 7, 1920 in Lamesa, TX, and passed from this life on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City.
Early in his life the family moved Big Spring, TX, where Dan or “Buster” as he was known, attended school. On Feb. 9, 1940 he was united in marriage to Alma Juanita Pool in Dallas, TX. To their union four children were born, three daughters and also one infant son who passed away the day of his birth.
Dan served in the United States Navy in the Pacific during WWII from June 1994 to February 1946. While in the military he received training as a diesel engine mechanic, a trade that he would use later in life. After his honorable discharge, the family settled back in Big Spring where Dan worked for Cosden Refining. Later the family moved to Springdale, AK, where he again worked as a diesel engine mechanic until his retirement in the 1980's. In what free time he had, Dan enjoyed the history of the old west, antiques and reading. He was a Baptist and a past member of the Veterans of Foreign War.
Survivors include his wife of the home in Schell City, Juanita Bostick; three daughters-Brenda LaBounty-Schell City, Judy Hefner-Springdale AK; and Betty Carlton-Kingston, AK; one brother, Bill Bostick-Big Spring, TX; two sisters, Lilly Finly-Roswell, NM and Pearl Brown-Mineral Wells, TX; six grandchildren-Lisa Gannaway, Randy and Danny Johnson, Laura and Steve LaBounty and Kim Sumner; ten great-grandchildren-Brandon and Lindsay Standridge, Amber, Brandon, Dustin, Brittany, and Baleigh Johnson, Lauren LaBounty; and Samantha and Dusty Sumner; and one great-great-grandson, Maison Phipps; neices; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Graveside services with military funeral honors were held Thursday, March 15, at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City, with Pastor Marvin Jamison officiating. Service arrangements were under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City.
Robert Cargill, 85, Nevada, passed away Monday morning, March 19, 2001, at Barone Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 3, 1915, in Cedar County, to the late Robert Cargill Sr. and Cora Pike Cargill.
He was married Jan. 29, 1936 in Nevada, to Hazel May Brundridge Cargill. She preceded him in death March 29, 1999.
Survivors include one son, Eddie Cargill-Walker; three daughters-Roberta Beauchamp-Deloniga, GA, Norma Short-El Dorado Springs and Maxine Polk-Nevada; 20 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one sister, Morine Chadd-Nevada.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by one son, Robert Cargill Jr.; one daughter, Bobbie Jean Sloan; one grandson, David Cargill, and one brother, Russell Cargill.
A private family committal will be held at a later date under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
MARY FRANCES HILL
Mary Frances Hill, 84, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Monday morning, March 19, 2001, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital. She was born on Nov. 23, 1916, in Walkertown, NC, the daughter of Carl and Annie Brown Barlow. Mary graduated from Cherokee High School in Cherokee, IA.
On Dec. 11, 1935, Mary was united in marriage to Charles W. Hill at Storm Lake, IA. To this union six children were born.
The Hill's farmed and made their home in Iowa until 1967. After Mary graduated from LPN School, they relocated to Colorado. Mary practiced nursing until her retirement in 1981. In 1981, Charles and Mary moved to El Dorado Springs.
Mary was an active member of the Faith Lutheran Church in El Dorado Springs and a member of the LWML Group. She enjoyed square dancing, sewing and crossword puzzles. Mary loved her family and in return they loved her very much.
She is preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Marilyn Charlene; one brother, James Barlow; and one sister, Joanne Brady. Survivors include her husband, Charles, of the home; her children-Carol Joan Otto-Littleton, CO, James Leory Hill-Lester Prairie MN, David Max Hill-Marionville, MO, Dianne Elizabeth Lyons-Middleburg, FL; and Duane Charles Hill-Cherokee, IA; one brother-Roy Barlow-El Dorado Springs; one sister-Dorothy Rose-Kentucky; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Services will begin at 2 p.m. March 21, at the Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Johannes Brann officiating. Musical selections will be provided by Faith Trussell. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, March 22, at the Afton Cemetery in Cherokee County, IA, under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Bill Rabe, V.D. Nelson, T.J. Smading, Doyle Jackson, Jim Hill and Chad Otto. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Maxwell and Joe Gardner.
PAUL DELOS PHINNEY
Paul Delos Phinney, 73, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2001, at his home in El Dorado Springs. Paul was born on April 12, 1927, in Vista, the son of Thomas and Etalka Phinney.
He married Norma Jean King, of Humbolt, KS, on Dec. 29, 1947. They moved to Des Moines, IA a short time later and remained there until his retirement from Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company. They then returned to El Dorado Springs, where Paul pursued many of his lifelong interest among which were raising horses, running Phinney's Hobby Shop and accumulating one of the largest cup collections in Missouri.
Paul is survived by his wife, Norma Jean, of the home; Paul Delos Phinney Jr. and his wife, Kelly, Denton, TX; four grandchildren-Craig Phinney and his wife, Kim, and their children, Kolby and Tylor-Indianola, IA; Valerie Polhemus and her husband, Kenny, and their children, Nicole and Ryan, Des Moines, IA, Jason Phinney and his wife, Jennifer-Sanger, TX and Jessica Phinney-Denton, TX. Paul is also survived by his brother, James Phinney-El Dorado Springs and his sisters, Lois Dever-Kansas City and Ruth Sparks-Mountain Home, AK; numerous other relatives and friends.
Services were held on Sunday afternoon, March 18, at the Hackleman Chapel with Rev. G.H. Sublett officiating. Musical selections were provided by Ruth Brown. Interment was in the Love Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Richard Headrick, Jimmy Phinney, Kenny Polhemus, Gary Jones, Fred Imhoff and Jim Lovewell.
GARY WAYNE SPURGEON
Gary Wayne Spurgeon, 50, Springfield, passed away Monday, March 19, 2001, at Cox North Hospital in Springfield. He was born March 7, 1951, in Greenvillee, SC, to Maynard and Lucile (McSwayne) Spurgeon. He was an auto mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Michael Spurgeon, in 1999. He is survived by his brother, Gordon Spurgeon, and his wife, Rebecca-Springfield; one sister, Cynthia Spurgeon-El Dorado Springs; nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23, at the Sheldon Chapel in El Dorado Springs. Visitation will be Friday morning until service time. Final disposition will be cremation.
KIMBERLY ANN STREET
Kimberly Ann Street, 2, El Dorado Springs, passed away March 14, 2001 at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, after a long battle with leukemia. She was born Nov. 14, 1998, the daughter of Steven and Chasity (Roberts) Street.
Kimberly was diagnosed on Aug. 5, 1999, with Leukemia and defied all the odds. Two of her favorite joys were Elmo and eating shredded cheese.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, James M. Street and Betty Stone Street. She is survived by her parents, Steven and Chasity-El Dorado Springs; two brothers, Joshua Elliott and Cody Harris; maternal grandparents, Terry Roberts and Leona Pope; aunts; uncles and cousins.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday March 24, at the Sheldon Chapel with Rev. Joe Trussell officiating. Burial will be in the Clintonville Cemetery under the direction of the Sheldon Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to the Kimberly Street Foundation c/o Union Planters Bank in El Dorado Springs.
WILLIAM “BUCK” THORNTON
William “Buck” Thornton, 80, was born March 21, 1920, in Salina, OK to William Ott and Sarah Prudence (Elmore) Thornton and passed from this life at his home in Walker on Feb. 28, 2001.
Buck grew to manhood in Oklahoma and entered the U.S. Navy in 1940 where he served as a pilot until his discharge in 1945. After his military service he worked as a farmer, rancher, mechanic, plumber and service station attendant in Missouri and Kansas. After his retirement in 1983, he moved from Wichita, KS to Milo. At his home in Milo, he raised fruits and vegetables that he sold at the Farmer's Market in Nevada and at his roadside stand.
Buck enjoyed visiting with friends and relatives and had a great sense of humor. He was willing to help with relatives when they became unable to care for themselves.
He joined the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Johnson County in 1953. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the Vernon County Democrats.
Buck and Erma (Budd) were married in Miami, OK on Dec. 31, 1980.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jean; and two sisters, Cora Belle Taylor and Betty Jo Rogers.
Survivors include his wife, Erma, of the home in Walker; three daughters-Margaret Ann Sparling-Washington; Bethany Jean Bowen-Parsons, KS; and Linda Kerr-Marionville, MO; two sisters, Billie Jean Bohannon and Marvelle Redick of Oklahoma; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several neices and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Services were held Saturday, March 3, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City with Elder Tom Pyle officiating. Musical selections were provided by Zane Harding with Russell Morerod leading three congregational hymns. Pallbearers were Robert Hutchison, Carl Huchison, Jim Hutchison, John Hutchison, Larry Harvey and Garry Kerr. Honorary pallbearers were Roy Cunningham, Vern Landreth, Ted Thomas and Jr. Bell. Interment was in the Green Mound Cemetery near Harwood with military funeral honors. Memorials are suggested to the Sac Osage Home Health Agency in El Dorado Springs in care of the funeral home.