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On December 30, 2017, at 3:28 p.m., a baby girl was delivered into the waiting arms of her parents; Daniel James and Brook (Keeling) Porter. Reagan Brook Porter weighed 5 pounds and 15 ounces and was 18 inches long. Reagan had a beautiful head full of black hair, and she was so beautiful.

The reasons why or the purpose a child is taken, we may never know. Sometimes God picks the most perfect and delicate flowers, to be with Him. To these parents, the pain and disappointment is great and their loss will be carried in their hearts for all their days.

Reagan is survived by her parents Daniel James and Brook Porter; one brother, Cooper Porter; grandparents, Cindy Plum and husband Michael, James Porter, Sonia Kuessner and Christopher Keeling; aunts and uncles, Bryan Porter and wife Kassidy, Avery Raulston, and Brackin Kuessner; many great grandparents, and two great-great grandmothers. All of them loved her very much, along with many other loving family members.

A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m., January 13, 2018 at Yarber Mortuary chapel, Mountain View, Missouri. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.


Eleanor Lee (Thomas) Maggard of Salem, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the age of 74. She was born on May 21, 1943 in Winchester, Kentucky to the late Marcus "Winfield" Thomas and Dorothy Allen Rupard.

Miss Eleanor Thomas was united in marriage to the love of her life Mr. Eugene Maggard on February 18, 1967 in Cantonsville, Maryland and to this union one son was born. Eleanor graduated from Cantonsville High School in 1961. Her college years were spent at Columbia College, University of Missouri and Parsons College. Eleanor was a teacher for 30 plus years and retired from Salem R-80. She was very active in the Dent County Retired Teachers organization serving as their treasurer, and a member of The Parents as Teachers Association. She continued her desire to teach children by volunteering to be an after-school tutor. After their marriage, she became active in the tourism industry and continued to work to help improve tourism in Missouri. Eleanor and Eugene were inducted into the Missouri Division of Tourism Hall of Fame to recognize their contributions. She worked alongside her husband, Eugene, at Akers Ferry Canoe Rental, promoting Akers Ferry on the Current River and tourism. She loved to meet new people and talk to them about the area. Over the years, she held many offices within the tourism industry. She was passionate about preserving the heritage and history of both Dent and Shannon Counties especially the Akers area and the upper Current River for future generations. She also served as Secretary of the Dent County Child Welfare Advisory Board, Salem Hospital Auxiliary and Secretary of the Missouri Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, member of the Jacks Fork Watershed, member of the Friends of Mt. Zion, and served on the Travel Council representing the Ozark Heritage District. She was an active member of the Salem Christian Church, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Red Hats Society and thoroughly enjoyed her outings with all of them.

She was an avid collector of dolls and did needlepoint creations. She loved reading. She always enjoyed planning and participating in reunions, family gatherings, holidays and photographing those events. She loved traveling, especially with Eugene, Marcus and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her including her former students. .

Eleanor is survived by her husband, Eugene Maggard of the home; son, Marcus Eugene Maggard and wife Cassie of Salem, Missouri; grandchildren, Joshua Cody Maggard, Tyler Eugene Alan Maggard, Marcus George Alexander Maggard, Brandilyn Thomas Maggard, Skilea Jaidyn Prater; great-granddaughter, Alyssa Jane; sister-n-law, Judy (Maggard) Stewart and husband John of Eminence, Missouri; brother-in-law, Dwight Maggard and wife Debbie of Lebanon, Missouri; special nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Winfield and Dorothy Thomas; in-laws, Gaylord "Buck" and Loreen (Purcell) Maggard.and sister-in-law Omaleta Cross.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Salem Christian Church of Salem, Missouri with Tim Hill officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the James & Gahr Chapel on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 4PM - 8:00PM. Interment will be held in the Akers Cemetery Salem, Missouri. Memorials are suggested to the Dent County Retired Teachers Fund and/or Akers Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations. For online condolences please visit www.jamesgahrmortuary.com




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