VICKIE SUE STUEDLE
Vickie Sue Stuedle, 52, Stockton, passed away on Wednesday morning, May 22, 2002, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital. She was born on March 28, 1950, in Hazard, KY.
Vickie, a woman who was and still is many things to many people. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Of all of these, she was a lady of simple means, but by no means simple minded.
She was preceded in passing by her parents, James Morgan Adams and Juanita Hurt, as well as an older brother, James Darrel Adams. Vickie is survived in life by her husband, Louis R. Stuedle, of the home; one son, James Buckalew - Abilene,TX; three daughters, Melinda Culbertson, Susan Ray and Juanita Flaten - all of El Dorado Springs; two brothers, Virgil Adams - Chillicothe and Darrell Jacobs - Eldridge; three sisters - Shirley Stouffer - Bogard, Rose Corzette - Excelsior Springs and Mary Jacobs - Lebanon; eight step-children - Russell Stuedle, Roger Stuedle, Harriet Peatree, Randy Stuedle, Patsy Keocker, Hazel Fowler, Sammy Stuedle and Tina Barber; 10 grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Saturday morning, May 25, at the Hackleman Chapel with Rev. Tom Willoughby officiating. Musical selections were provided by Faith Trussell. Interment was in the Clintonville Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Rick Culbertson, Pat King, Charlie Stouffer, Russell Stuedle, Darrell Jacobs and Richard Oliver.
DONALD JAY BROWN
Donald Jay Brown, 67, was born Aug. 23, 1935, in Chardon, KS, to Henry and Ruth Hutchinson Brown. He passed away Oct. 9, 2002, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital, El Dorado Springs, after a short bout with cancer.
He retired after 30 years of active duty service to his country. He was a man of honor, loyalty and integrity, dedicated to his country and family without question.
Brownie will be deeply missed by his family, relatives and many friends who loved and respected him. His trusting and generous nature touched many, even strangers. The Lord relieved him quickly from his pain and suffering and may he now rest in peace.
He leaves behind until later his wife of 30 years, Carolyn, of the home; one son, Tommy Brown - Drummonds, TN; two daughters, Tonlia Brown - Michigan and Vikie Price - Drummonds, TN; two grandsons, Tanner and Brandon - Drummonds, TN; one brother, Duane and wife, Doris - Colby, KS; and sisters, Willa (Sam) and husband, Bob Maris - El Dorado Springs, Wanita Kroeplin and husband, Ed - Donna, TX, Anglie Lee - Limon, CO, and Clara Bergstrom - Woodland Park, CO; a host of nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Henry Brown; brothers, Bethel Brown and William Brown and Bernard Ramey; sister, Roma Nickel.
Services were Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the National Cemetery, Ft. Scott with Rev. Tom Willoughby officiating. Military Services were by American Legion #13, Joplin. Interment arrangements were by Randy Sheldon, Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs.
JOHN E. ESLINGER
John E. Eslinger, 65, Nevada, passed away Oct. 12, 2002, after a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 20, 1937, in Cedar County to Elza and Olive Busbee Eslinger.
He was married to Lura L. Lasley on Feb. 2, 1956, in Cedar County.
John was a member of Concord Missionary Baptist Church, Cedar Springs.
He is survived by his wife, Lura, of the home; one son, Richard L. Eslinger, Schell City; one daughter, Kathryn J. Crawford, Nevada; one sister, Vivian Phillips, Payson, AZ; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Linda Jane Eslinger.
Graveside services were held Monday, Oct. 14, in Greenlawn Cemetery, Schell City, with Bro. Everett Smith officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Nevada.
BARNEY B. PERKINS
Barney B. Perkins, 80, Nevada, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, in Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born July 12, 1922 in DeSoto Parish, LA, to Edgar N. and Blanche Blevins Perkins.
Mr. Perkins was employed in furniture sales until his retirement in 1984. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U. S. Navy.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church. He was a member of Eagles Lodge 3770 and the American Legion. He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2175.
He is survived by a stepdaughter, Teresa Cronin, Jackson, MS; a niece, Sharon Flowers, Atlanta, GA; a close friend, Rosalie Chambers, Moundville; and numerous cousins. Mr. Perkins was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and a half brother.
Graveside services began at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery with Rev. Ralph Clark officiating under direction of Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Nevada.
Friends called at the Chapel from 1 to 2:30 p.m Wednesday.
Memorials are suggested to Vernon County Cancer Relief in care of Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Cecil Collins, 69, went home to be with the Lord on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 28, 2002. He was born in 1933 in Silom Springs, MO.
Cecil is survived by his wife, Jean, of 51 years, of the home; six children - Clifford Collins - Kingman, AZ, Jennette Yoder - Garden City, Joyce Dryden - Kingman, AZ, Cecil Eugene Collins - Archie, Calvin Collins - El Dorado Springs, and Judy Rappisi - Kingman, AZ. Also surviving are one brother, Charles Collins - Springfield; two sisters - Kathy Hicks and her husband, Doyle - Belton, and Bonnie Robb - Springfield; 31 beautiful grandchildren and 11 beautiful great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Cecil enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing and spending time with his family. He was a truck driver when he was younger and became a carpenter and welder. Eventually he became a custom cabinet builder and finish carpenter. He had worked in Arizona on the Glen Canyon Dam and also on Burro Creek Bridge in Kingman.
He will be forever missed as he will be building our new home in heaven.
Memorial services were held on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 30, at the Church of God (Holiness) with Rev. Dana Taylor officiating under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.
ROY E. KEETON
Roy E. Keeton, 93, El Dorado Springs, a retired secondary education teacher, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Kansas City.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, with burial in the Pleasant Springs Cemetery, Oyer, three miles east of Tiffin, then north one half mile on Hwy. VV, then east on gravel.
The family received friends from 7 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Funeral Home.
OPAL L. ROBISON KEMPER
Opal L. Robison Kemper, 91, the daughter of George A. Bland and Mary Roe Bland, was born in the Blackjack community on March 7, 1911, and passed from this life to join her heavenly family on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 28, 2002.
Much of her life was spent in and around the El Dorado Springs area, as well as living in California for several years. Her last 27 years were spent in El Dorado Springs.
Opal was converted at a young age and attended church faithfully as long as she was physically able.
She claimed the Herriman Chapel Church of God Holiness as her church and prayed for and faithfully supported the church. She was a loving and faithful wife, a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by her family, loved ones and her many friends.
Opal was preceded in death by her first husband of 53 years, Clay H. Robison; her second husband, George Davis; four brothers - Virgil, Orval, Moody and George Bland; one sister, Noval Worthington; and two granddaughters, Vickie Robison and Michelle Tolle Barlow. Survivors include her husband, James Kemper; her son, Martin Robison and his wife, Susie; her daughter, Marion “Teri” Tolle and her husband, John; four grandchildren - Michael Robison, Patti Azze, John G. Tolle and C. David Tolle; two sisters, Ellen Eslinger and Alvetta Allen; two brothers, Clifford and Leo Bland; eight great-grandchildren; several sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Tuesday morning, Dec. 3, at the Hackleman Chapel with Revs. Milan Bourland and Brent Bland officiating. Musical selections were provided by Vera Bourland. Interment was in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Randy Bland, Larry Bland, Ronnie Bland, Kyle Bland, Lyle Bland, Brent Bland and Kirk Bland.
ELSIE ELAINE MURDOCH LOGAN
Elsie Elaine Murdoch Logan, 86, El Dorado Springs, formerly of Montevallo, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, 2002, at Community Springs Healthcare, El Dorado Springs, following an extended illness. She was born March 13, 1916, at the family farm near Edgerton, KS, to Robert Murray McCheyne Murdoch and Grace Elsie Haynes Murdoch. She married John A. Logan on Jan. 2, 1941, in Ponca City, OK. He preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1972.
She and her family moved to Lyndon, KS, in 1918. Elsie attended rural school and then graduated from Lyndon High School in 1943. She was employed by Palace Clothing in Topeka and attended Strickler Business School.
Following her marriage, she and her husband later moved to Kansas City where she was employed by the Federal Reserve Bank. In 1958, they purchased a farm at Montevallo. After retirement, they moved to the farm where she expanded her talent for ceramics and set up a home business, Antique Doll Reproductions. Her business grew in ceramic and porcelain dolls and became international.
She also took a passionate interest in community affairs; opening and running The Old Country Store at Montevallo for many years. She was interested in community service. One of her projects included the restoration of the Old School in Montevallo. Elsie wrote a weekly column for the El Dorado Springs Sun and Nevada Daily Mail. She did many things to promote the whole community.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Nevada.
Elsie suffered a stroke on Aug. 2, 2000, and remained in nursing home care until her death.
She always maintained her faith in God, country and family. God has blessed her in many ways and she will be greatly missed.
Survivors include one sister, Rosemary Stewart, Osage City, KS, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, John, she was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
Services were held Saturday, Nov. 30, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Rev. Ralph Clark officiating. Interment followed in Newton Burial Park.