"CLASS OF 1963"
HICKMAN HIGH SCHOOL - COLUMBIA,
Roy Lee Clayborne
Sue Ann McLeod
Sharon Kay Mustain
Sandra Kay Smith
81 Kewpies of the Class of '63 - Updated July 11, 2018
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love truly never die
Though year by year the sad memorial wreath--
A ring and flowers, types of life and death--
Are laid upon their graves.
Well blessed is she who has a dear one dead
A friend she has whose face will never change,
A dear communion that will not grow strange.
The anchor of a life is death.
There is no death, nor change, nor any ending.
Only a journey, and so many go
That we who stay at length discern the blending
Of the two roads, two breaths, two lives, and so
Come to the high and quiet knowledge that the dead
Are but ourselves, made beautiful instead.
Jerry Orville Rice, 24, of 4313 Rice Road, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 1969, at the University Medical Center, from the injuries he received in an accident June 13 on U. S. Highway 63, North. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jim Hoehn. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Born April 1, 1945, in Flint, Michigan; he was the son of Orville and Lola Hall Rice. He married the former Barbara Cottle, March 12, 1966, and she survives. He was a member of the Teamster's Union local and was employed by the Missouri Concrete Company at the time of the accident. He had just returned from active duty with the U. S. Navy.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Candy Lynn Rice, both of 4313 Rice Road; his parents, Route 1; two sisters, Mrs. San J. House, 4313 Rice Road; and Miss Marilyn Rice, Route 1, two brothers; Danny Lee Rice, U. S. Navy, and Darrell Lynn Rice, Route 1; a paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bessie Rice, 700 N. Garth Ave; and two nieces and two nephews.
will be Larry Perkins, Gary Chaney, Mervin Wells, Henry Lamb, Chris Mattingly,
and Clarence Hyde. Friends may call at the Memorial Funeral Home
until time for burial.
Former Columbia Sandra Riggins Morrison, 39, of McLean, Va., died March 24, 1984, in Upper Heyford, England of injuries received when a motorcycle struck a car in which she was a passenger.
A 1963 Hickman High School graduate, she graduated from Stephens College and, in 1967, from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She moved to Washington, D. C. in 1967 to work for the U. S. Navy where she became head of Public Inquiries and Research in the Office of the Chief of Infomation. She transferred to the Air Force Surgeon General's Office where she became chief of Congressional Inquiries. An Air Force spokesman said Mrs. Morrison was on temporary assignment at the time of her death.
Surviving are her husband, Stephen Morrison of McLean, Va., who was with her when the accident occurred; two children, Stephanie M. and Alexander W. of McLean; her father, John Riggins of Kansas City; her stepfather, Stanley Hlasta of Columbia; a brother Wayne Riggins of Fullerton, Calif.; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Hunsaker of Camp Point, Il.
Her mother, Mildred Hlasta, preceded her in death in 1972.
will be at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in McLean, Va., with burial in the
Washington area. Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial
Funeral Home in Falls Church, Va.
Eddie Barbee died of cancer on March 30, 1993.
Lee Clayborne, 50, of Columbia died Thursday, May 16, 1996, at his home.
are 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Russell Chapel CME Church with the
Rev. John Loving officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Warren Funeral Chapel.
was born May 17, 1945, in Columbia to Ruben Clayborne and Gladys
from Douglass High School in Columbia. He served in the U.S. Army
from 1965 to 1967 and was honorably discharged at the rank of Spc. 5. He
worked as a salesman for Sears, Roebuck and Co. for 23 years.
include his mother, Gladys Clayborne of Columbia; a son, Roy
Stephens of Columbia; a brother, William Clayborne of Columbia; two sisters,
Helen Sheley of Columbia and Bernice Wilkerson of Denver; a granddaughter; an
aunt; an uncle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister.
Story ran on August 2, 1996
Ronald Roth, 51, of Columbia died Wednesday, July 31, 1996, at his
will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Parker Funeral Chapel with the
Rev. John Yonker officiating. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery. Visitation
will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the funeral chapel.
was born on Jan. 18, 1945, in Boone County to George H. and Gladys
from Hickman High School and attended Kansas City Art Institute.
He was employed by Sears and was a property manager for Roth Properties.
include his mother, of Columbia; two sisters, Vicki Connelly of
Platte City and Carolyn Boucher of Chesterfield; and a brother, Dudley Roth of
He was preceded
in death by his father.
Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church of Columbia.
Gerald E. Sappington, 57, of Lynnwood, Wash., died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Northwest Hospital in Seattle.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Northwest Christian Chapel in Seattle.
Mr. Sappington was born Jan. 30, 1945, to Robert Earl Sappington and Frances E. Snell Sappington of Centralia.
He married Martha Shelton on Dec. 24, 1965, in Union, and she survives.
He was a member of the Northwest Christian Church of Seattle. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Ozark Christian College in Springfield. He was a faculty member of Puget Sound Bible College in Seattle at the time of his death.
Other survivors include his mother, Frances Sappington of Columbia; a daughter, Adina Peck of St. Paul, Minn.; a son, Brian Sappington of Lynnwood, Wash.; and a grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials are suggested to cancer research.
Thomas Nichols Putnam III, 57, of Las Vegas, and formerly of Columbia, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at his home.
Services will be held at Palm Green Valley Mortuary in Las Vegas. Burial will be in Calvary Episcopal Church Memorial Garden in Columbia. Arrangements are pending.
Mr. Putnam was born Aug. 11, 1944, in Alexandria, Va., to Thomas Putnam II and Jane Seybold Putnam.
He graduated from Kemper Military Academy in Boonville and earned a degree in landscape agriculture at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and worked as a landscaper for more than 30 years.
Survivors include three sons, Thomas Putnam IV and Justin Putnam, both of Las Vegas, and David Putnam of Rockford, Ill.; and a sister, Joel Seybold Putnam of Columbia.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Georgia Marie Banks Koletzke, 56, passed away Friday, December 14, 2001, in Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Koletzke was born July 15, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri to Ralph Richard Anthony Banks and Helen Copeland.
Georgia is survived by her three daughters; Robin Koletzke, Jacqueline Mancuso and her husband Anthony, Stephanie Donato and her husband Jack; her two sons, Matt Koletzke and wife Stacy and Mike Koletzke, mother, Helen Copeland, brother Raymond Copeland and wife Cindy, sister Pam Waldron and husband Preston and three grandchildren.
She is also survived by her children's father, Robert Koletzke, her former husband and dearest friend, Michael Short, as well as many other loving relatives and friends.
Before establishing her own medical billing business, Mrs. Koletzke retired from Enron Corp. in 1992 after 27 years of employment.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday December 17, 2001 at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home where services will be held at 1:30 PM, Tuesday, December 18, 2001 in the chapel. Interment will follow in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Memorial and Honor Program, P. O. Box 370127, Houston, Texas 77257-0172 or to the charity of your choice.
John Michael Ohman, 56, formerly of Columbia, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at the Valley Medical Center in Santa Clara, Calif.
Burial will be in the Columbia Cemetery with a private family service under the direction of Parker Funeral Service.
Mr. Ohman was born Nov. 1, 1945, to Victor A.G. and Marian M. Ohman.
He graduated from Hickman High School and attended Drury College in Springfield.
include his parents; a son, Christopher Ohman of the state of California;
a daughter, Jennifer Herron, of the state of California; a brother, Joseph
E. Ohman of Columbia; a sister, Annie O. Ruh of Harrisburg; and a granddaughter.
Sandra June Rhine, 55, of Rocheport died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Dave Schawo officiating. Burial will be in Midway Locust Grove Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Rhine was born Jan. 17, 1945, in Boone County to William and Mary Mahan Hunt.
She married Dean Rhine on Dec. 25, 1965, in Columbia, and he survives.
Survivors also include a son, Stephen Rhine of Rocheport; a daughter, Rebecca Carter of Harrisburg; two brothers, Joe Hunt of Columbia and Tom Hunt of Rocheport; five sisters, Barbara Roberts and Jane Tutt of Columbia and Wanda Hartley, Betsy Rule and Glenda Heath, all of Rocheport; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters.
Floyd Bell "John" Windsor III, 57, of Columbia died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at University Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., with the Revs. Gary Denbow and Carole Barner officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Windsor was born Dec. 6, 1945, in Panama City, Fla., to Floyd Windsor Jr. and Carlie Wells Windsor. On March 10, 1984, he married Linda Denise Windsor in Columbia, and she preceded him in death.
Mr. Windsor was an emergency medical technician for University Hospital, an EMT instructor for the state, a volunteer firefighter and an ironworker. He was a member of Christian Chapel and was active in the church prison ministry.
Survivors include his parents, Bill and Connie Windsor of Columbia; a daughter, Stacie Friedrich of Columbia; two sons, Jason Windsor of Alexandria, Va., and Jonathan Windsor of Detroit; a brother, Gerold Windsor of Hallsville; and five grandchildren.
J. Branham Malone, 58, of Columbia died Monday, March 29, 2004, at Boone
Hospital Center. Services will be at 1 p.m.
April 3 at the Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow, with the Rev.
Raymond Hayes officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service
at the funeral home. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery.
She was born May 16, 1945, in Columbia to Iona Gladys Renfro and Harold Warrick.
She attended Douglass High School, where she played flute in the band. She was also a student of the Hickman High School class of 1963.
She was an accomplished seamstress. Cheryl lived in Tucson, Ariz., and Birmingham, Ala. While in Birmingham, she worked for the American Red Cross and later in customer service at Wal-Mart for a number of years until her illness in January 2003.
include one son, Ricardo Malone of Kansas City; one daughter, Kandus Vassar
of Fort Lee, Va.; two grandchildren, Demitirus and Dezmond Vassar; three
brothers, Terry Branham of West Covina, Calif., John Branham of Columbia
and Paul Branham of Rocheport; and six sisters, Mary Bush of Phillip Ranch,
Calif., Glenda Kinney of Longmont, Colo., Vivian Enyard of Glasgow, Emma
Lawson of West Covina, Calif., Jennifer Branham of Kansas City, Kan., and
Sereatha Branham of Columbia.
Published Friday, November 12, 2004
Peter H. McDermott, 59, of Houston, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at Memorial Herman Hospital.
Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Houston.
He was born Feb. 4, 1945, in Green Bay, Wis., to John and Marjorie McDermott. He attended Hickman High School and Northwestern University.
include a daughter, Kristin, of Texas; a brother, Stephen, of Oregon; and
his mother, Marjorie, of Rocheport. He was preceded in death by his father,
Published in the Kansas City Star on 3/24/2005.
Carol Ann Chamberlin, beloved wife and mother, joined her Lord in Heaven March 22, 2005. At age 59, she gained eternal victory over her battle with cancer while surrounded by the love of her family in her home. Friends are welcome to visit with the family Saturday, March 26. Please arrive by 9:30 a.m. for visitation as the memorial service will begin at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in her honor to the First Baptist Church of Lee's Summit, MO.
Carol was born May 26, 1945, to Norman and Minnie Ashlock in Amarillo, TX. She grew up in Columbia, MO, with her older brother Tim Ashlock. Childhood was full of life, love, and discipline which grew her into a woman of royal character. Baptized at age 9 at Memorial Baptist Church, Columbia, MO, she was a faithful member and disciple of Christ. This relationship with her Savior was the focal point of her life. Everyone who knew her, knew her life's purpose was to glorify the Lord.
While attending college at the University of Missouri, she was pursued by many charming men. But she gave her heart and love to only one, A. Howard Chamberlin, Marshall, MO. They began their life together August 29, 1970, and shortly thereafter moved to Lake Lotawana, MO, where they plunged into the social atmosphere of sailing, dinner parties, skiing, and communion with friends. With unmatched beauty and grace, Carol quickly became a favorite lake blonde and treasured friend. Carol dedicated all her time and energy to her family. A devoted wife, she left nothing for her husband to do in the house, for she was the best homemaker God could ever provide. She raised three beautiful children: Whitney, Austin, and Ashley. Her pride and joy was providing a warm and cozy home where every need and want was met.
also opened to each and every other child who came through her door.
From cookies to conversations filled with Godly wisdom, she loved them
as her own. Friends and family consider her a spiritual mentor, one
of the lake's best cooks, and an Audry Hepburn-always dressed to the nines.
With a constant smile and joyful attitude, she served generously, loved
deeply, and was a constant ray of sunshine. She was preceded in death
by her mother and father. She is survived and dearly missed by her
husband Howard; three children, Whitney, Austin, and Ashley; brother Timothy
Ashlock and wife Carroll, Arnold, CA; and many loving family members.
She lived her life according to Romans 12:12: "Be joyful in hope, patient
in affliction, and faithful in prayer." Her life and testimony will
be forever remembered. (Arr. Langsford Funeral Home, 816-524-3700)
Published Friday, May 6, 2005
Dan E. Thompson, 59, of Kansas City passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2005. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Raytown.
Dan was born Oct. 23, 1945, in Albuquerque, N.M., to Joseph Ellis Thompson and Gladys Louise Talmage.
He grew up in Columbia and graduated from Hickman High School in 1963.
While Dan worked in the sales industry, he and his family often moved. He was known for his "one-liners."
He married Mary Ann Yearout on July 8, 1978. In November 1988, he was confirmed in Calvary Episcopal Church in Sedalia.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Charles Curtis Thompson and his wife, Randa, of Clinton and Jeremy Thompson and his wife, Lisa, of Grain Valley; one daughter, Danielle Sebring and her husband, Curtis, of Blue Springs; one granddaughter, Chelsea Nicole Thompson of Clinton; a sister, Judy Ballard and her husband, Doug, of Columbia; and one brother, Harvey Neal and his wife, Diane, of Columbia.
He was preceded in death by his mother; his stepfather, Carl Neal; and a sister, Carla Splaine of Salem, Mass.
Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Hospice, Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.
David Earl Cornelison, 61, of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Cornelison was born Aug. 28, 1944, in Columbia to Earl J. and Loreta Summers Cornelison.
He served with the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include three children, James Robert Cornelison of Columbia and Bridgett Cornelison and Rachel Cornelison, both of New York City; and four grandchildren, Ashley, Christie, Gregory and Emily.
contributions are suggested to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box
1131, Fairfax, Va., 22038.
Patricia Sue Scott, 60, of Columbia passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pattie Sue was born Aug. 7, 1945, in Florissant to Edgar Victor and Laura Fittje Andrews.
She was a 1963 graduate of Hickman High School. She was previously married to Gary Bratton of Hallsville and Jeff Scott of Ashland, and they survive. Pat was employed with MFA Oil and served as city clerk in Columbia. She was also employed at Callaway Bank in Fulton, where she was active with the Gold Leaf Club. She was a cancer survivor and continued to participate and serve on the Relay for Life board. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia.
Survivors include her mother of Columbia; two sons, Anthony "Tony" Bratton and his wife, Rachel, of Hartsburg and Craig Bratton of Centralia; a daughter, Victoria King and her husband, Brent, of Columbia; and three grandchildren, Samara Wellman-Bratton, Hannah Bratton and Evelyn King.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Patricia Scott Scholarship Fund, in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo. 65202; or the American Cancer Society, 1900 N. Providence Road, Columbia, Mo. 65202.
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Published Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Gary Dale Acton, 61, of Hemet, Calif., died Saturday, June 3, 2006.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 13, at San Jacinto Valley Cemetery in California.
Gary was born in Columbia. He graduated from Hickman High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda; a sister, Wanda Backues; and three brothers, Donald Acton, Vernon Senor and Edward Senor.
preceded him in death.
Frances "Kay" Wade, 60, of Columbia passed away Thursday, June 15, 2006, at West Village Manor in Columbia.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Kay was born Sept. 20, 1945, in Columbia to William O. and Frances A. Semon Wade.
She will be remembered for making and collecting many quilts. Kay taught home economics in Sturgeon for 25 years.
Survivors include her mother, of Columbia, and her uncle, Russell Semon of Howard County.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of your choice.
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Published Sunday, July 23, 2006
Sharon Kay Ballew, 61, of Columbia, passed away Friday, July 21, 2006, in St. Louis.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 28 at Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Reisch officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 27 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Sharon was born on Dec. 31, 1944, to Russel and Mary Noel Mustain in Boone County. On Dec. 13, 1969, she married Charles Ballew, and he survives.
She was a member of Dripping Spring Baptist Church, where she loved participating in her quilting group.
Survivors include her husband Charles of Columbia; one daughter, Lola Dealiso, of Independence; three grandsons of Independence; a stepbrother, John Rawlings; a stepsister, Marilyn McCormick; brother-in-law Jesse Ballew; and sister-in-law Alice Nesta.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Dripping Spring Baptist Church, 2701 Dripping Spring Road, Columbia, Mo. 65202.
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Published Wednesday, August 2, 2006
John William Daly, 61, of Columbia passed away Saturday, July 29, 2006, at his home.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway.
Mr. Daly was born in Aruba, Dutch Caribbean, on June 27, 1945.
He came to Columbia in 1956 but never forgot his ties to the island of his birth and greatly enjoyed attending reunions both in the U.S. and in Aruba.
He graduated from Hickman High School in 1963, attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and was in the National Guard.
Most of his career was spent in the insurance industry. He was a member of Broadway Christian Church and also the Downtown Optimist Club.
John is survived by one sister, Maureen Daly of Columbia; two nieces, Deborah Breese-Garelick of Scottsville, N.Y., and Susan Pinkowski of Louisburg, Penn.; one nephew, Douglas Breese of Maplewood; and four great-nieces.
He was a loving brother, uncle and friend.
He cared deeply about his church and community.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo., 65205; or Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
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Published Sunday, October 1, 2006
Bobby W. Bryson, 60, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Calvary Episcopal Church. Inurnment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Bobby was born on Nov. 15, 1945, in Fulton, the son of Sol and Mildred Fern Foster Bryson.
He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, then worked for the Victor Valley Union High School District in Victorville, Calif., where he was well-liked by both students and staff.
Bobby loved history and traveling, and when his wife retired in 2003, they began traveling full-time in their RV until he became ill in 2006 and returned to Columbia for treatment.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Bryson, of Columbia; one son, Robert S. Bryson and his wife, Sarah, of Pensacola, Fla.; one grandson, Matthew S. Bryson, of Pensacola; one brother, Don Bryson and his wife, Roberta, of Centralia; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House, 1001 Stadium Blvd., Columbia, Mo., 65201.
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Published in the Longview News-Journal on January 16, 2007
James Michael "Mike" Andrews
Mike died Tuesday, January 9, 2007, in Shreveport, La., after a brief illness.
Memorial services for James Michael "Mike" Andrews, 61, of Ore City, Texas, will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2007, in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home of Longview, with the Reverend Becky Henson and the Reverend Jerry Turner officiating.
Also memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, Missouri. Mike will be interred at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Born January 21, 1945, in Columbia, Missouri, to Senator and Betty Andrews, Mike attended Columbia College and the University of Missouri. He remained an avid Missouri Tiger fan all of his life. He was a veteran who served his country in the U.S. Army as a medic in Vietnam. He worked in the insurance industry for many years and was a member of Greggton United Methodist Church.
Mike is survived by his loving children, Leah Andrews of Boston, Mass., and Adam Andrews of Longview. He is also survived by the children's mother, Susan Andrews. Other survivors include his brother, Dr. Larry Andrews and wife, Ruthie of Lincoln, Neb.; and his nieces, Wyn Andrews of Lincoln, Neb., and Sally Andrews of Los Angeles, Calif.; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to Newgate Mission, Greggton United Methodist Church, Longview, or the charity of your choice.
guestbook may be viewed and signed online at www.raderfh.com.
Published Sunday, June 22, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Connie Y. Crum, 63, of Columbia died Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at Boone Hospital Center.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, at Progressive Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Anderson officiating. Visitation will be 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Warren Funeral Chapel.
The Rev. Crum was born Feb. 20, 1945, in Columbia, the daughter of Leon Dias Warren and Margaret Corrine Warren. She was married on April 19, 1994, to George Lee Crum of Columbia.
She was a member of Amos Johnson Chapter No. 30, O.E.S. She was the founder and president of Free Women in Christ and also was the pastor of Carriers of The Kingdom of Christ.
Survivors include her husband; son Jonas P. Patterson V of Riverside, Calif.; daughters Joan M. Dortch and husband Grady and Janice Y. Patterson, all of Columbia,; stepson Michael Garmon of Springfield; two brothers, Gary Warren and wife Billie of Austin, Texas, and Barry Warren of Long Beach, Calif.; and three sisters, Janice Patterson and husband Don of Tyrone, Ga., and Paula Sanders and husband Bishop Lemme of Marion, Ind., and Kathleen Lodemann and husband Jim. Also surviving are four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Robert Williams "Rob" Vanattta, 63, of Columbia and St. Louis, MO and Jupiter, FL, passed away Saturday, November 15th at his home in Jupiter, FL.
Rob held undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Missouri, and he played on the Missouri basketball team under his father, Bob Vanatta. Rob worked as a corporate attorney in Missouri, Minnesota and New Jersey.
Rob was best known by family and friends as someone who loved life to the fullest, enjoyed his friends and family, never quit and made the best of any situation, making others laugh even while fighting cancer in his last months.
Survivors include a daughter, Leslie Vanatta; a son, Matthew Vanatta; parents Bob and Lois Vanatta; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Tim and Rhonda Vanatta and Tom Vanatta.
A celebration of his life will be held in a private location.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his honor to Hospice of Palm Beach County.
John Melvin “Mel” Burnett, 63, of Elgin, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, in Elgin.
For family and friends, a graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at New Salem Cemetery in Ashland. All are invited to celebrate Mel’s life from 4 to 6 p.m. at Jack’s Gourmet Restaurant at 1903 Business Loop 70 E.
He was born on May 14, 1945, in Columbia to John Harold “Dusty” Burnett and Nettie Margaret Burnett, both deceased.
Mel worked as an ironworker and homebuilder in Elgin. He graduated in 1963 from Hickman High School. Mel did not let his lifelong fight with diabetes affect his love of life with his family and his Kewpie classmates.
He is survived by his two children, Carla Mote and husband Tim, and Jeff Burnett and wife Jessica; and four grandchildren. He also leaves his sister, Judy Ridgley; and a significant other, Marybeth Sedgewick.
Sueann McLeod Pennebaker, 63 of Conway went home to her Lord on Monday, April 6, 2009. She was born Sept. 17, 1945, to the late Ellen Virginia McLeod.
Pennebaker was a member of the Church Alive in Conway. Her family could not ask for a better mother and grandmother. They feel a fitting description would be a Proverbs 31 woman. She was always available to lend a helping hand.
She is survived by her sons Ted Pennebaker of Custer, Wash., and Paul Pennebaker of Grady: daughter, Cherilyn Rockaway and her husband John of Lexington: five grandchildren, Chris Pennebaker of Center Ridge, Kayla Jo Pennebaker of Morrilton, John IV, Paul and Olivia Rockaway of Lexington, Ky.; and many family and friends.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Eddie Joe Pennebaker.
will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Church Alive with Bro. Randy Long and
Doyle Glass officiating. Burial will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park
with Pete Beck, Anthony Terri, Ricky Clements, Jordan Culter, Sammy Heath,
Jim Glass, Alvin Reeves and Travis Sims serving as pallbearers. Visitation
will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Bishop-Griffin Funeral Home of Greenbrier.
Published Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Jimmie Lee Jones, 63, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, after a second battle with cancer.
Jimmie was born Sept. 21, 1945, to J.T. and Katherine Garrett Jones.
He graduated from Hickman High School in 1963. After graduation, he worked in credit and finance. He then worked in the construction and concrete business, where he spent the majority of his working career. Jimmie took great pride in the quality of work he did. He also enjoyed being a member of the Eagles Lodge.
Jimmie had three children: Shawn Lee Jones, Monica Lynn Myers and Justin Kyle Jones.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Gary.
He is survived by his children; four grandchildren, Cheyenne, Dakota, Madelynn and Kylee; his siblings, Wayne, Karen Kessler and Larry; and his sister-in-law, Rhonda Jones.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Published Sunday, November 9, 2009
Susan Ann Norman, 64, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at her home in Columbia under hospice care.
Memorial services will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Superior Garden Center, 3100 Old Highway 63.
We will be celebrating her life in the manner and style that would bring a twinkle to her eyes and a smile to her lips.
Susan was born Aug. 17, 1945, in Rochester, Minn., the second child to J.P. and Jeanette Norman.
She is survived by two brothers, Richard and William; one sister, Elizabeth; three nephews, Nathan, Matthew and Kevin; one niece, Megan; and many good friends.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Edwin Charles Bryant, 64, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Boone Hospital Center.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Memorial Funeral Home with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
He was born on Feb. 10, 1945, in Columbia, the son of Wilbur E. and Gertrude Eldridge Bryant. He was united in marriage to Gail Jones on April 25, 1981, and she survives.
In addition to his wife, survivors include his daughter, Vickie Rae Traylor and her husband, Steven, of Parkville; siblings James D. Bryant and Debbie A. Dupree and her husband, Steve, all of Columbia; aunt Alma Ausburn; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur E. Bryant; and nephew Bryan D. Dupree.
Ed was deeply involved with many organizations, including the National Federation of the Blind, which he joined in 1979. He was editor of the Voice of the Diabetic for 21 years. This publication reached more than 300,000 subscribers in 17 countries. He was very active in the organization and took part in several fundraisers until his death. He worked alongside the late Dr. Ron James with Camp Hickory Hill for diabetic children. Ed was named volunteer of the year in Columbia in 1989.
Ed was an advocate for the blind and spent several years fighting for their independence. This included trips to Washington to testify before Congress in order to send their message. He will be remembered as a champion for the underdog. Ed was also involved with the Diabetes Action Network and held major leadership roles within the organization until his death. Ed was a devoted Tiger fan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Action Network or Columbia Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind.
can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Carol R. Williams, 64, of Fulton, formerly of Columbia, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010.
There will be no services.
Carol was born Oct. 10, 1945, to Charles W. and Elinor Kathryn Rhea Libbee in St. Louis.
Survivors include her mother, Kay Libbee; two sons, John Libbee and Joe Williams; and a daughter, Kate Williams
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Janice Barnhart Copeland passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2010.
Janice Marie (Barnhart) Copeland was born May 2, 1945 in Columbia, Missouri to Edgar Vernon and Evvangeline Thornton Barnhart.
On March 10, 1967 she married Garry Thomas Copeland and he survives at home in Sunrise Beach, Missouri.
Jan graduated Hickman High School and Columbia College before a career venture to the Kansas City area, marriage, children, and ultimately to the Lake of the Ozarks. Her infectious smile and laughter, her hugs and kisses; were ever present, even in her final hour. Her life was full of those "things" that countless good people do, as friend, wife and mother; as listener, leader, follower and friend. Jan was unique in how she shared her life with everyone, leaving each of us more complete. Jan's career with us is finished here, but her eternal career is just getting started at a new university, we still hear the echo of your healing laughter, even beyond Heaven's gates.
Other survivors include two sons, Aaron Thomas Copeland of Osage Beach, Missouri and Austin Blane Copeland of Gravois Mills, Missouri; one sister, Carolyn Kephart of Holden, Missouri; five grandsons and five granddaughters and two great grandchildren.
She was preceeded in death by her father, mother and two brothers.
A memorial service was held Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church, conducted by Reverend Ellen Hoff.
of flowers, donations can be made to the Gravois Mills United Methodist
Church (GMUMC), 437 Valley Rd, Gravois Mills MO 65037-3016 to be given
to the family to help with medical expenses.*
Published Saturday, May 1, 2010 *(Updated May 11, 2010)
David A. Brinkman, 65, of Columbia died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at his home in Columbia.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital Chapel, third floor.
David was born Dec. 11, 1944, in Des Moines, Iowa to Kenneth A. and Virginia H. Burdett Brinkman.
He is survived by his brother, Bill Brinkman of Moberly.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
Published Sunday, August 7, 2011
Published Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Danny Joe Rector, 66, of Columbia passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011.
Services for family and friends will be at a later date.
Danny was born Dec. 24, 1944, in Columbia to Woodrow Wilson and Marjorie Fern Murray Rector. He married Linda Holton on Aug. 6, 1966, and she survives.
Danny was a woodworker and gardener and worked as a carpenter for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons.
Survivors include two sons, Brian Scott Rector and Timothy Wayne Rector, both of Columbia; a sister, Kathy Diane Little and husband John of Boonville; and two grandchildren, Justin and Nathan Rector.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be given to Columbia Second Chance Animal Sanctuary.
Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
Janet Belle Moore, 66, of Columbia passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time or service.
Janet Belle Keene was born April 2, 1945, the daughter of Edmond B. and Lucille S. Davis Keene.
She married Bob Moore on June 5, 1965, in Columbia.
Jan was a member of Midway Locust UMC. Being a homemaker the majority of her life, she enjoyed spending time with her family, working in crafts, scrapbooking and reading.
Survivors include her husband, Bob; one son, Jason Moore (wife Rachel); one daughter, Shari Thomas (husband Mike); one brother, Kenneth Keene (wife Jo); and three grandchildren, Mackenzie, Shelby and Bailey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one son, Shannon Robert in 1971.
Memorial contributions may be made to Coyote Hills Children’s Home, 9515 Coyote Hill Road, Harrisburg, Mo., 65256, or Midway Locust Church, 2600 N. Locust Grove Church Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202, or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.nilsonfuneralhome.com.
Published Sunday, August 7, 2011
I received an email from "U-High Lives" on March 18, 2013, that Miriam 'Mimi' Levitt, a '61 Kewpie, Natalie's sister sent a story to the "U-High Lives" website. Here is that story Mimi sent to "U-High Lives" website.
Natalie and I were born in Columbia, but our parents were not Missourians. Our
mother was from St. Paul, Minnesota, our father from Montreal, Canada. Both came
from immigrant families. They moved to Columbia when our father got a position
at the university. At that time, Columbia had a small Jewish community; and we
were, I think, the only Jews at the Lab School until the class after Natalie’s.
We both attended the Lab School from 4-year old kindergarten through 9th grade,
transferring to Hickman for high school.
After high school, Natalie attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Our education included two years abroad during our father’s sabbaticals: one in Sweden when Natalie was in third grade; and one in Paris, where she spent her junior year of high school at the American high school outside Paris. This influenced us both in our love of travel in foreign countries. Natalie loved boats and being on or near water: the sea, rivers, canals. That was one thing she loved about Halifax, where she ultimately settled.
But before that, she moved around a lot. After college, she spent a year or two on a kibbutz in Israel, managing to be there for the 1967 Six-Day War. And after returning to the U.S. for a couple of years to spend time in Columbia and New York, she returned to Israel in time for the next war, the 1973 Yom Kippur War. At some point during these stays in Israel, she became an Israeli citizen, so that when she later moved to Canada, she had triple citizenship. One thing I was glad she was able to do before she died was to visit Israel in 2007, where she renewed old friendships and then remained in touch with some of her friends through e-mail.
Natalie moved to Berkeley in the mid-1970’s. She was a spiritual seeker; and it was here in Berkeley that she discovered the Tibetan Buddhism that would be the focus of the rest of her life. While living here, she also met and married Jim Dawson, with whom she then moved to Connecticut. After they divorced, she spent some time in the Boston area before moving definitively to Halifax.
One of Natalie’s great passions was music. She was an accomplished flutist and at one time contemplated going to Julliard. Although she ultimately gave up playing the flute, music was always very important in her life. In one of her recent poems, she wrote that “music is like air to me”. Yes, she was also a poet. She wrote poetry extensively in her college years; and in recent years had gone back to it. She loved beauty in all forms, from the way she decorated her apartment to the blooming of trees and flowers in the spring to the music and poetry that were so important to her. Natalie also loved movies and in recent years, had become the unofficial film critic for the newsletter of her Buddhist organization. At their urging, she began a film blog, which she maintained for the past couple of years.
In Halifax, she found the place where she felt at home. Many people in the Shambhala community had moved to Halifax when their teacher moved the center there from Boulder, Colorado. So there was a large Buddhist community of which she became a core member. She taught Buddhist practice and meditation; and, from what I heard during her memorial service and from talking to people she knew, she was an inspiring teacher. In her “day job”, she worked as an administrative assistant for a research group of doctors at the university. Natalie was always a very competent, efficient person; and she was evidently a bulwark of their working group. He former boss spoke to me of how valued she was by their group and how much she was missed. I benefited from these traits of hers, as well as from the time we spent together, in my mother’s very difficult last year of life when the two of us traveled back and forth to Columbia (from opposite coasts) numerous times. She was definitely the organized, competent one; and I couldn’t have done it without her.
We were very close and of course I miss her very much. She was also close to my children, especially my daughter Anna, who was terribly sad to lose her aunt; but she has a lovely memory of Natalie helping her dress for her wedding; and of visiting her in Halifax. I’m also glad she was able to be here for Anna’s graduation from veterinary school last summer, after which she and I went to Minneapolis, where we hadn’t been for decades, to visit our cousins. That is a very good memory for me and for them. And, although ill, she was able to attend a month-long meditation retreat in a center in Colorado that was very special to her. Although I grieve that her life ended too early, it is comforting to know that she had found the life she wanted in Halifax, as she said in a poem: “the Promised Land – or rather the land that promised nothing but gave me everything.”
Submitted by Miriam Levitt, class 1961, Natalie's sister, to "U-High Lives" website........
Published Friday, November 23, 2012
Sandy Nichols, 68, of Hallsville passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at University Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Praise Assembly of God Church with Pastor Stuart officiating.
She was born April 10, 1944, to Marian and Pearl Davison Nelson in Boone County. She married Paul Nichols on Feb. 14, 1962, in Columbia, and he survives.
Also surviving are her children, Paula (Granville) Loyd, Karla (Bob) Driskill and Kevin Nichols; grandchildren Scott (Natalia), Casey (Chris), Kayla (Joe), Jordan, Paige, Junior, Elisha (James), Zac and Eliza; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings Larry (Flo) Nelson, Keith (Lorine) Nelson and Karen (Newman) Starke; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Jackie Nelson.
Memorials may be made to the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
Published Thursday, April 4, 2013
Marvin K. Kinney, 70, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Millard Family Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., to include military honors, with the Rev. Ballenger officiating. Interment will be private for the family.
The sun rose on the life of Marvin "Dickie" K. Kinney on Oct. 1, 1942, in Columbia to the late Louis and Leona Whitley Kinney. He was a graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia.
At the time of his death, Marvin was employed at the Missouri Division of Work Force Development, where he had been employed for 40 years. He also served on the Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners for more than 25 years. He was appointed to his first four-year term on the CHA Board as a resident commissioner in 1968. Marvin was the first African-American appointed to serve on the Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and is reported to be one of the first resident commissioners in the United States. Marvin was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1966.
Survivors include a very special lady friend of 47 years, Pauletta A. Gresham of Columbia; three daughters, Marshanna "Babe" Gresham (Aaron) and Loutisha Glasgow, both of Columbia, and Anjanette Glasgow of North Kansas City; three granddaughters, Nadia "Baby" Gresham and LaTia Glasgow, both of Columbia, and Ciara Glasgow (Angelique) of North Kansas City; two grandsons, Arlandis (Maya) Glasgow of Columbia and Darius Glasgow of North Kansas City; one great-grandson, Landon Glasgow of Columbia; two sisters, Carol Jones of Columbia and Dorothy Palmer of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters; and two brothers.
Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203. (573) 442-7112.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.
Published By the Lincoln Journal Star Aug 23, 2013
Sherry Ann Jefferson, daughter of the late Arthur and Georgia (Warrick) Bush was born on March 9, 1945 in Columbia, Mo. She departed this life on August 17, 2013. Sherry received her education through the Columbia, Mo. city public school system, graduating from Hickman High School in June 1963. She was a very spiritual woman and was a member of the Newman United Methodist Church until she transferred membership to the New Hope United Methodist Church where she remained as a member until her death.
She worked for Union Insurance and Continental Western Insurance for over 30 years, retiring in 2011. She married David Lee Jefferson on August 24, 1963. Out of this union two children were born, Carla and David. This marriage lasted for 50 years. Sherry made numerous friends wherever she went. A consummate mother and homemaker, she was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She also loved to watch her beloved soap operas.
Sherry leaves to mourn: her daughter, Carla (Melvin) Clayborne and her son, David (Catherine Pattillo); grandsons, Antonio Clayborne and David Jefferson; granddaughters, Camille Jefferson and Jasmine Clayborne; brother, A. Wayne (Mary) Bush; sister, Eunice (Herbert) Crum; nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th Street, Lincoln. Burial will immediately follow this service. The family will greet friends from 6 - 7 p.m. on Friday, August 23, at Lincoln Memorial Park. There will be an Eastern Star and Golden Circle service beginning at 7 p.m. in the chapel following this reception. Condolences www.lincolnfh.com
Published Wednesday, October 23, 2013
James "Jim" B. Jones, 68, of Mapleton, Ill., passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, after a lengthy battle with esophageal cancer.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria, Ill. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery.
Jim was born July 11, 1945, in Mexico, Mo., to Richard and Maxine Jones, both of whom preceded him in death.
He graduated in 1963 as a Hickman High School Kewpie. Jim married Trish Borgman in 1964. After attempting several colleges, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1966. After his son was born in 1970, he received an honorable discharge and went back to college, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1972.
In 1972, Jim started work as a management trainee for State Farm Insurance Cos., in Columbia before moving to Bloomington, Ill. He then became an agent for a short time before settling in with a third-party agency in Wichita, Kan. After 10 years, Jim accepted a position with Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Peoria, Ill., where he served for 25 years, retiring in 2009 as assistant vice president. It was at Illinois Mutual that Jim met and later married Diane Kehl on Oct. 1, 1988.
Jim is survived by his wife of 25 years, Diane; his children, Philip (Angela) and Angela (Erik), both of Lee's Summit, and Jessica and Jennifer, both of Mapleton, Ill. He also is survived by his grandsons, Noah, Ian and Emery; and one granddaughter on the way. Jim is survived by his sister, Connie (Ron) Anderson of Beaverton, Ore.
Jim was a very active person who enjoyed all sports, particularly golf and bowling, and was a longtime Cubs fan. He felt that being a Cubs fan meant that you exude a tremendous amount of patience and a great sense of humor.
When someone would ask me how I was feeling, I would usually say, "Well, I feel a lot more like I do now than I did when I got here." If that brought a confused look to their face, I would continue with, "Now, wait, I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I don't think you realize that what you heard is not what I meant." Those were my Dad's favorite lines right up to his passing in 2010 at the age of 93. His persistent refusal to give up on his positive attitude and humor meant so much to me. Over the past year and a half, I learned to cope and deal with my own illness through the power of prayer, the power of family and friends, and, yes the power of maintaining a positive attitude and sense of humor. Easy? Of course not. But it helped me tremendously, right up to the end. Would I have done things differently in my life if I had known this was coming? Sure, we all have some regrets, but get over it. I elected to dwell on the positives and so many things that I did right. And NOBODY can say that I ever lost my sense of humor, which in my opinion, is so important to the human spirit. Stay positive, stay close to family and friends, keep that sense of humor, or at least get one, and enjoy the day … every day. May the rode rise to meet you; may the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. SYOTOS
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Illinois Cancer Care Research or OSF Hospice.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Sara Jane Tutt, 69, of Columbia passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will immediately follow the service at Mount Nebo Cemetery.
Sara Jane Tutt was born Jan. 17, 1945, to William Angel Hunt and Mary Nancy Mahan Hunt in Boone County.
She married George Tutt on Nov. 1, 1963, in Columbia. They enjoyed more than 50 years of marriage, though they had known each other from childhood.
A mother of three young boys, Jane was supportive of the activities her sons were involved in. She loved caring for children, gardening, canning and cooking. Jane was a homemaker and found great joy in making sure her family was well taken care of. In her later years, she derived the most pleasure from spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.
Survivors include her husband, George; three sons, Scott Tutt (wife Kathy) of Clark, Kevin Tutt (wife Peggy) of Columbia and Brian Tutt of Clark; one brother, Thomas A. Hunt of Rocheport; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; six sisters; and her stepmother, Elsie Hunt.
Memorial donations are appreciated to Huntsdale Baptist Church, 3101 Route O, Columbia, Mo., 65203, or The American Heart Association, 104 Corporate Lake Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Online tributes and condolences may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Published Monday, July 21, 2014 updated August 15, 2014
Kary Lilburn Kabler, 68, of Columbia, died July 4, 2014. He was born August 12, 1945 to Mary Katherine Dorman Kabler and Lilburn Walton Kabler who preceded him in death.
Kary attended Hickman High School and the University of Missouri, Columbia, where he received a BS and MEd in secondary education. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. In 1968, he married Margaret Grayson Neate who survives. That same year, he was inducted into the U.S. Army where he served for two years as an officer in the Adjutant General Corps at Ft. Lee, VA.
Following Kary’s discharge in 1970, the Kablers returned to Columbia where Kary became President of the family retail business, Neate’s. During his years as a Downtown Columbia merchant, Kary was dedicated to furthering the strength of Columbia’s Downtown area. He served as president of the newly formed Central Columbia Association, was President of its successor organization Downtown Columbia, Inc., Interim Director of the Special Business District and, after selling his business, remained active Downtown as a member of the Special Business District’s Board of Directors.
Kary was also a member of the Boards of Directors of the Downtown Rotary Club, the MS Society and the Missouri Symphony Society. After his retirement, he was actively involved with SCORE, helping counsel people who wanted to start small businesses of their own.
His leisure-time interests included fishing, travel, the MU Tigers, and Cardinal baseball.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister, Kim Kabler Rootes (Mrs. George Minor Rootes) of Spring, Texas, and a nephew, John Minor Rootes and his family of San Rafael, CA.
The family will receive friends at the home for a celebration of Kary’s life on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 4-7.
Memorials are suggested to: National MS Society (Restricted to Research), 197 Lackland Hill Parkway, St. Louis, MO 63146.
Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
Published Sunday, October 26, 2014
Jewell F. Burns, 70, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Columbia.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at 1st Assembly of God Church, 1100 N. Seventh St. in Columbia. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Church.
Jewell was born Oct. 12, 1944, to James Thomas and Ella Mable Wren Bledsoe in Ashland. She married Charles David Niederschulte, and had two children; he preceded her in death. For many years, she ran a cleaning service in Columbia.
She also was a fantastic cook and was known for her homemade fudge and rolls. She often would deliver food to people in need and cook for many church functions.
Jewell is survived by her son, Larry B. Niederschulte and wife Nancy of Grain Valley; daughter Melinda Niederschulte and husband Jerry Walters of Overland Park, Kan.; two brothers, Donald Bledsoe and wife Carol, and Robert Bledsoe and wife Sara; three sisters, Doris Crowley and husband Ray, Mary Lou Palmer, and Erma McColskey and husband Bob; grandchildren, Brandy and Ryan Niederschulte, Hunter Niederschulte, Brett, Paige, and Season Walters; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Bledsoe.
She was preceded in death by her second husband, Ernest Burns; two brothers, Ronald and Russell Bledsoe; and her parents John Thomas and Ella Mable Bledsoe.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia First Assembly of God Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
Published in Kansas City Star on July 25, 2015
Henry A. Doenges, 70, passed away July 22, 2015, at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kan.
Henry was born Sept. 22, 1944, to Faye Eugene and Elizabeth Carey Doenges in Moultrie, Ga. He was raised in Columbia, Mo. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and received an honorable discharge. On May 30, 1991, he was united in marriage to Nancy Rigg. Henry owned a pest control business in Arizona and Texas, worked for JC Nichols as a commercial painting contractor. He also served his community as Stanton County Township Clerk for nine years.
Henry enjoyed shooting and took pride in keeping his acreage well maintained. He had fun shooting hedge apples with his kids. He was an avid Chiefs fan. He had quite the life full of adventure, intrigue, and laughter and he is on to his next adventure.
Henry is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Pamela Eugene Yarborough, King Henry Doenges, and Max Douglas Doenges; 12 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and sister, Jane Kendrick.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 605 O'Neal Ave., Osawatomie, Kan. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial is in Osawatomie Cemetery.
To leave a special message for the family online, please visit PenwellGabelOsawatomie.com
Arr.: Penwell-Gabel Osawatomie Chapel, (913) 755-6500.
Published by CARUTH-HALE FUNERAL HOME,155
HOT SPRINGS AR 71913
Carolyne Sue Culotti, 70, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died Sunday, September 6, 2015.
She was born May 10, 1945 to the late Gaylord & Marth (Ellis) McIlvain. Carolyne was a member of Christian Ministries Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Don Culotti and a brother Judd McIlvain.
She is survived by her daughter Christi-Ann Faith Baldwin & her husband Hal Miller; a brother Gary McIlvain & his wife Val; and a sister-in-law Herlinda McIlvain.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm Thursday, November 12, 2015 with Rev. Mark Adams officiating.
Maynard McGreer died at home in Bloomington on Dec. 9. He was born Apr. 1, 1945,
in Iowa City, Iowa, to the late Maynard and Evelyn Wagner McGreer.
Dennis is survived by wife Susan Schooler of Bloomington; brother Jerry McGreer and sister Carol Camp of Texas; daughter Laura Mintz of Liverpool, England; and grandchildren Liya and Delilah Mintz, Parker McFarren, Nicolai and Alexis Núñez, and Jackson Busker. He was preceded in death by grandson Eli Mintz.
Dennis retired from Indiana University in July, 2014, where he had worked for over 30 years. He served on the faculty of the I.U. School of Music in the Secondary Piano department and later in the School of Music Administrative Offices. For many years he worked at UITS (University Information Technology Services) on the team that developed systems for the I.U. Libraries statewide. Prior to coming to I.U., he was a Russian linguist with the U.S. Army for four years.
Dennis was an accomplished pianist and teacher who passed on his love of music to countless students at I.U. and in the Bloomington community. He was known for his sense of humor and gentle character. He was an avid reader with wide-ranging intellectual curiosity. He enjoyed choral singing, international travel, languages, riverboats, and cats.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 P.M. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 3750 E. Third St., and will be followed by interment at the congregation cemetery located in Valhalla Memory Gardens. The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to honor Dennis' memory do it in one of the following ways: plant a tree in Israel through the Jewish National Fund; or make a contribution to the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, & Technology in Bloomington or the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, IN.
Susan R. Schooler
Published Monday, March 7, 2016
William D. Trumbower, M.D., 70, of Columbia passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Friday, March 4, 2016, after a battle with kidney cancer.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2016, at Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth Street. Service for the celebration of Dr. Trumbower’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at the church.
He was born June 1, 1945, in Oak Park, Ill., to William C. and Iola Trumbower. On Dec. 18, 1971, he married Eva Waring of Little Rock, Ark.
Bill, fondly known as Dr. T. or Trum by patients and colleagues, is an alumnus of Hickman High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 1971 and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University Hospital in 1975. Before entering private practice, he was a member of the MU Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty for two years. In 1979, he began his practice at Boone Hospital Center, and in 1995, joined Women’s Health Associates. He was board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and was an active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. After a career of more than 40 years in obstetrics and gynecology, he transitioned to Pela Cura Anti-Aging and Wellness in 2015, fulfilling his dream of working alongside his daughter, Elisabeth, to establish an integrated practice to treat men and women for hormone and endocrine imbalances and to promote patient health and wellness.
Throughout his career, Dr. Trumbower was honored with awards, including the Golden Apple Award for teaching excellence and the Russell Sheldon Award for Anesthesia. Locally, he was selected as one of Inside Columbia magazine’s favorite doctors for 2016 and one of the best authors of 2015 for his contribution to the book, “Stop the Thyroid Madness II.” From his perspective, his greatest professional achievement and honor was the privilege of administering care to his patients.
Bill’s interests included tennis, which he played with his doubles group nearly every Saturday from the 1980s to a month ago; youth soccer, which he coached for several years; and bicycling. In addition, he enjoyed walking, gardening and traveling with his wife, Eva. Bill was a loyal Mizzou football fan and tailgated with close friends and family for more than 40 years. He was an active member of Missouri United Methodist Church, and in 2015, he combined his love of helping others and his love of travel when he and Eva volunteered for a medical mission to Guatemala.
Friends and family of Bill know him as a kind, generous man, with an excellent sense of humor and a love, above all, for his family. His two granddaughters, Siri and Eliot, were the light of his life, and they loved playing with their grandpa.
In addition to his wife, Eva, of 44 years, he is survived by their daughter, Elisabeth Joan Trumbower; son, William Waring Trumbower and wife Eliza; grandchildren, Siri Claire and Eliot Elisabeth Trumbower; and sister, Mary Swearingen-Grant and husband Stephen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and by brothers, Frederick and Charles Trumbower.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Missouri United Methodist Church, Dr. William D. Trumbower Memorial Fund, 204 S. Ninth Street, Columbia, Mo., 65201, or the charity of your choice.
Online tributes can be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Published Sunday, June 5, 2016
Barbara Jean “Bobbi” Everitt, 70, of Columbia passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Memorial Funeral Home.
Bobbi was born in Columbia to Carl L. Hunt and F. Louis Hunt on Dec. 10, 1945. She worked in the insurance industry, where she met her husband, Chuck Everitt. They married on Feb. 5, 1977. In October 2000, they opened Award Pet Supply, which they ran together until they sold the business in 2014. It is now owned and operated as Lizzi & Rocco’s Natural Pet Market.
Survivors include her step-children, Todd Everitt (Paulette) of Columbia and Marcia Spruytte (Phillip) of Olathe, Kan.; sister, Carolyn Hunt; cousins, Randall Pollock (Dru) and Tom Rippeto (Ellen) of Columbia, Ellen Wood and Lori Hall (Dennis) of LaPlata, and Pat Pafford (Bill) and Glenda Moss (Jerry) of Texas; five grandchildre; and eight great-grandchildren.
Bobbi was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Brian Cook; her husband, Chuck Everitt; and cousin, Judy Perkins.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send donations to Second Chance.
Published Sunday, June 12, 2016
Jimmie Allen Daly, 72, of Holts Summit passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.
Family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at Houser-Millard Funeral Chapel. Services will be held at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Entombment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City.
He was born on Feb. 20, 1944, in Columbia, the son of Robert and Marjorie (Siefert) Daly, who preceded him in death.
He was united in marriage on Nov. 5, 1987, in Jefferson City to Melba Jean Penberthy, who preceded him in death on Feb. 25, 2010.
He is survived by one daughter, Sherry Barnhouse, with her husband, Stuart, of Frisco, Texas; one son, James Daly, with his wife, Khan, of Millersburg; one brother, Freddie Daly, of St. Louis; two sisters, Betty Coleman and Jane Rhodes of Columbia; three grandchildren, Jason Barnhouse, Ryan Daly, and Cherish Daly; and three great-grandchildren, Brian Barnhouse, Briana Barnhouse and Kyden Daly. He was also preceded in death by one great-grandson, Scott Barnhouse.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Jefferson City Animal Shelter.
Arrangements are under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St., Jefferson City, Mo., 65109; 573-636-3838.
Condolences may be left for the family online at www.millardfamilychapels.com.
Published Monday, January 9,
David Poe, 71, of Columbia passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Boone Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery.
David was born on July 15, 1945, in Boone County, the son of Stanley and Mildred (Bennett) Poe.
A devoted father and caring friend, David loved farming at Poe Holler, trucking, family and friends. He was a joy to all that knew him and gave much love to his extended family and friends, especially the children. David also enjoyed his Harley rides, NASCAR, watching old western movies with his great-grandson, Brayden, traveling to historic locations and staying busy at the farm.
Survivors include his significant other, Annie Lusher, of the home; two sons, Martin Poe (Kelli Smith) of Columbia and Christopher Poe; one daughter, Lori Robbins (Lance) of Hallsville; two step-daughters, Jeannie Lusher and Zoe Williams-Osbon; one step-son, Daniel Collis; five brothers, Billy Poe, Tommy Poe, Ronnie Poe, Gary Poe and Roger Poe; 10 grandchildren, Carson, Ariel, Christy, Andrew, Paige, Aaliyah, Daniel, Nicholas, Mason and Bailey; and two great-grandchildren, Brayden and Amyira.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Anna Rybolt and Betty Bowen; and one brother, Raymond Poe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital or the family of David Poe, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Bus. Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Published Sunday, May 14, 2017
Donna Wayland Trice, 71, left us on Thursday, May 4, 2017 after suffering severe health issues for over 10 years.
Donna was entombed at Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at a private family service.
Donna was born on July 20, 1945 to her parents, Edgar G. Wayland and Ella C. Wayland, who proceeded her in death. She arrived in this world at Kelley Air Force Field in San Antonio, Texas at the time her father was training to be a Navigator during World War II.
Donna graduated from Hickman High School in 1963. She then attended Stephens College, the University of Missouri, and Central Methodist College. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority while attending Stephens College. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education in 1972, from Central Methodist College and taught kindergarten in Linn Creek, from 1972-1975. Donna lived in Columbia from 1975 until 1983.
She loved to work on political campaigns while in Columbia, including the late Jerry Litton and Supreme Court Justice Warren Welliver. She worked as a model and was in Elton John’s video for the song “I’m still Standing”, while residing in St. Petersburg, Fla. from 1983 until the time of her death.
Donna was an extremely creative artist and a seamstress. When she was 12 years old, she won the national competition hosted by Roy Rodgers and Dale Evans by submitting the cowgirl suit she created. She was honored nationally at an awards Ceremony.
She designed her own needlepoint patterns and occupied her time by her artistic passion. She was a talented sculptor, photographer, painter, and loved to make Christmas ornaments of beads and ceramics that are now family heirlooms. When she was able, she and William enjoyed traveling and time with friends. She attended Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church will growing up in Columbia. She was also a member of Girl Scouts as a young girl and her Mother Ella assisted as a troop leader.
She married William Conley Trice in 1977 and they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on March 18, 2017.
She is survived by her husband, William Conley Trice of St. Petersburg, Fla. William was the most dedicated husband any woman could imagine. He was a blessing to her during her extended 10-year illness and an advocate for her always; her daughter, Lisa Wayland Altschul of Columbia; and her grandchildren, Anastasia Rosella Boettcher of Columbia, Joseph Wayland Boettcher who is attending Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, and Louis William Boettcher of Columbia, and will be attending college this August.
Donna was very loved and cherished by us all, as we felt pain and empathy during the time of her extended illness. She will be cherished and sorely missed by us all. We keep solace in the fact she is free of pain, and walking in heaven.
Memorials can be sent to the American Heart Association in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, Missouri.
Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
George E. Bradfield
Born Sept. 16, 1945. Died Nov. 1, 2017.
Retired United States Army Chief Warrant Officer, longtime Colorado Springs resident.
Survived by his wife, Trish Bradfield; a son, George Bradfield, Jr.; two daughters, Bridget Richter, and Bobbi Holder; a stepson, Jesse Hofmann; a stepdaughter, Kelley Dawdy; and his 10 grandchildren.
Visitation, 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Blvd. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO.
Written by Julie and Katie Donovan
Sarah Seelen (December 26, 1945 - November 12, 2017)
Sarah Elizabeth Seelen Donovan 71, passed away November 12, 2017, in the presence of family and close friends. She leaves her husband of 50 years, Steve Donovan, and daughters Julie Donovan of Atlanta, Georgia and Katie Donovan of Rochester, New York.
Sarah was born on December 26, 1945 in Sedalia, Missouri, but grew up in Marshall and Columbia, MO. She attended David Henry Hickman High School, and obtained a degree in French from the University of Missouri in 1967. She was an accountant, teacher, and most recently consultant with Rodan and Fields. Due to her husband’s Air Force service and career as an airline pilot, Sarah lived in Arizona, Florida, Colorado, and Georgia, but her true home was at the family cottage on Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada.
She is survived by her sister, Susie Gary of Kentucky, her stepbrother David Heinemann of Missouri, her stepsister Jayne Sullivan of Iowa, and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Sarah was the embodiment of a friend and neighbor, striking up conversations with whomever she came across. She loved baseball, reading, and music; in recent years, she sang barbershop with Song of Atlanta and was learning to play the ukulele. Sarah also had a wonderful sense of humor, a smile that was infectious, and was considered by all to be the spark of fun at any gathering.
A private memorial celebration was held at the Botanical Gardens in Atlanta, Georgia on November 18. In lieu of flowers, the family requests paying Sarah’s generous spirit forward by contributing to the charity of your choice.
A memorial has been established by some of Sarah's classmates for the class scholarship, at "Charley Blackmore's Class of '63 Scholarship", for those who would like to contribute send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Russell Edward Grant, 74, of Hallsville, also known as “Rosco”, “Daddy Rabbit”, “The Rock”, and “Smoothie”, loyal customer of Poppy’s Place Diner, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at his home, surrounded by family and friends.
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2 at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia.Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home, and burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Russell was born Sept. 18, 1943 in Boone County to James Cecil and Sue Mae Edwards Grant.
He married Barbara Jean Chowning Grant, Feb. 14, 1971.
After graduating Hickman High School in 1963, he was drafted into the Army to fight in the Vietnam war. After serving his country, he started his career at The University of Missouri, working in Residential Life for 45 years before his retirement in 2005.
Since his retirement, he has enjoyed his time fishing with friends, creating birdhouses, Christmas decorations, and other crafts for his family and friends, hunting for mushrooms and deer, and playing cards at the Parlor.
Russell had a knack for making friends, and made an impact on many lives thru his light-heartedness and jovial personality. Dull moments were rarely had in the company of Russell. He will be missed by many.
He is survived by son, Stephen Ray Grant and wife, Kristina; daughter, Jennifer Ann Grant Potucek and husband Joe, all of Columbia; three brothers, Bobby Lee and James Earl, both of Columbia, and Don Grant of Punta Gorda, Fla.; three sisters, Lois Garrett of Fayette, Mary Lou Ballenger and Patsy Watt, both of Harrisburg; six grandchildren, Christian, Harleigh, Hudson, Weston, Hayley, and Cooper.
His parents and two sisters, Claudia Butzin and Mary Sue Singleton, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Published in Kansas City Star on Jan. 4, 2018
Susan L. (Gabert) Sumpter, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away December 29, 2017.
Susan was born Oct. 29, 1945 to Ann and Arch Troelstrup in Columbia, MO.
She is survived by husband Duane of the home; brother, John Troelstrup of Oak Park, IL; brother-in-law, Charles Sumpter of Blue Springs, MO; step son, Robert Sumpter of NC.
Susan was employed as a para-legal at Dysert Taylor Law Firm.
At her request, no services are planned.
Donations are suggested to any no-kill animal shelter in her name.
Arr.: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St., Lee's Summit, MO 64063 (816) 524-3700.
Published Thursday, January 11, 2018
Carolyn Ann Kemper, 72, of Columbia, entered the Kingdom of Heaven after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at the Manor at Elfindale in Springfield, Mo.
Visitation will be held from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, at Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Williamson officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
In the days leading up to her passing, family members gathered around her to reminisce and say goodbye. Her sisters, Wanda Kay and Marilyn, were by her side in her final moments. Carolyn was a member of Faith Baptist Church where she worshiped our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Carolyn was born March 12, 1945 at Noyes Hospital (University Hospital) in Columbia to Annie Mildred (Rader) Kemper and Harold Glenn Kemper. She was born 6 minutes after her twin sister, Marilyn Sue (Kemper) Sunderland. Carolyn and her siblings grew up on the 125 acre family farm northeast of Columbia where many happy memories were made.
She was a Hickman Kewpie who graduated in 1963, and she later studied at Columbia College.
In 1981, she became a Certified Professional Secretary from the Professional Secretaries International. She proudly worked for 35 years for the University of Missouri. During the last 23 of those years she held the position of Executive Staff Assistant II for no less than three Vice Chancellors; most recently Kee Groshong. After much soul-searching and hand wringing, Carolyn took early retirement in 2002 and soon wondered when she had time to work!
Carolyn had a lifelong love of country music; particularly Alan Jackson. She loved country line dancing as well as square dancing. Carolyn filled her retirement days pursuing her passions, including photography, genealogy and gardening. She continued the work of her mother in researching and documenting her family history, and she was a member of the Mid-Missouri Genealogical Society. With Carolyn’s support, her mother wrote her life story resulting in a cherished book and Carolyn was also a proud member of the Fortney Family Cemetery Trust.
Carolyn was equally passionate about her gardening and she had a particular love of daylilies. She was a member of the Columbia Garden Club. In 2011, her gardens were featured in the Mokanok, a daylily magazine, and that same year her personal gardens were included in a bus tour bringing people from all over the country.
Her garden was filled with common, and not-so-common daylilies, and she loved them all! These flowers were a perfect reflection of Carolyn. Her nephew, Brian, described her best, “Carolyn walked through life with a positive attitude. She wasn’t a bloom that withered away; she lived her life like a field of daylilies with new blooms every day just as beautiful as the day before!”
Survivors include sisters, Wanda Kay Mitchell (Phil) of Springfield, Mo., and Marilyn Sue Sunderland of Riverton, Utah; nephews, Brian Lockwood (Roxanne), Chris Lockwood (Kristi), and Chadd Ashby; niece, Michelle Ashby Brown (Danny); and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Annie Mildred and Harold Glenn Kemper; brother, Billie Dale Kemper; and great-nephew, John Eli Lockwood.
Memorials are suggested to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Condolences may be left online for the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Dr. John Gregory Parker, 72, of Columbia, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at his home.
Friends will be received from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at the Parker-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 5 at the Parker-Millard Funeral Home. Interment with full military honors will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
He was born Sept. 16, 1945, in Elsberry, the son of the late Frank Thomas and Elizabeth Ann (Howard) Parker.
“Doc” Parker practiced as a Veterinarian in Columbia for nearly 50 years.
In 1969, he graduated from the University of Missouri Veterinary School. He served in the United States Army for two years during the Vietnam War.
John also loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of the National Cutting Horse Association, the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, and the Elks Lodge.
Survivors include four children, Elizabeth Smith (husband Dr. Rick Smith) of Springfield, Mo., Darren Parker of Irvine, Calif., Jennifer Parker of Columbia, and Kristen Coleman of Hartsburg; nine grandchildren, Haley Boyd, Rylee Smith, Zach Parker, Wade Smith, Karlie Coleman, Jadon Coleman, Hannah Parker-VanVeen, Bentley Parker and Joshua Parker; sister, Merry Beth Hardy of Fayette; and longtime companion, Emily Moner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Karla Parker; and sister Rebecca Stephens.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Mo., 65203; (573) 449-4153.
Condolences may be left online for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.
Published Sunday, June 24, 2018
Gail P. Toedebusch, 72, of Richmond, Ind., died peacefully at home Tuesday, June 12, 2018, following a courageous battle with Glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor.
Memorial visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 4 at First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond, Ind.. A memorial service and Celebration of Life will follow at 12:00 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church with Pastor John R. Walker and Pastor Chip Belanga officiating. A luncheon will be held at the church after the service.
Born Jan. 29, 1946, in Chicago to Albert and Hilda Petri, Gail’s early childhood was spent briefly in Pasadena, Calif., and later in Columbia where she attended elementary and high school.
Gail graduated from Christian College (two year) on a full academic scholarship and later completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri.
Following college, she married William Toedebusch on August 2, 1969.
Gail moved to Richmond in 1982 and was supportive of her husband’s medical career and the arts. She was a board member of the former Whitewater Opera Company and a charter member and founder of Civic Hall Associates.
Gail was proud of her family heritage. Her grandfather, John G. Neihardt, was a writer and Poet Laureate of Nebraska. She was an avid reader and book collector and also enjoyed bowling. Gail was known for her devotion and unconditional love for her family. The entire family has been long term members of First English Lutheran Church. She will be deeply missed by all of her family.
Survivors include her husband of almost 49 years, Bill; daughter, Allison (Matt) Tierney of Baton Rouge, La.; son, John Toedebusch of Denver; granddaughters, Lillian and Sophia Tierney; sister, Coralie (Robert) Hughes; brother, Robin (Joy) Neihardt; nieces, Alexis Petri, Kristel Hughes, and Ariel Stanley; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Petri; and mother, Hilda Neihardt.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Reid Foundation for the Hospice Program, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374 or First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond, Ind. 47374.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Published by Warren-McElwain Mortuary & Cremation
1003 John L Williams Dr, Eudora KS 66025
William Robert Ballew, born February 13, 1945, went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2018. Bill loved Jesus, his family, music and dogs. For thirty year’s he was a loving and devoted husband to his wife, Sherry (Pearl), who preceded him in death, June 13, 2014. In June of 2016 Bill moved to Eudora to be closer to his grandsons. For two year’s he worked as their chauffeur, confidant, music and car consultant, and dear friend. Bill was a member of the Family of Faith church, where his servant’s heart and willingness to serve were continuously observed. He loved dogs and leaves behind his companion, Quincy. Bill, a veteran of the U.S. Army, was a pioneer in the computer industry, most recently working for KCPL until his retirement in 2016.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Sherry (Pearl) Ballew; brother, Jim Ballew; father, William Leonard Ballew; and mother Alice (Rouse) Ballew. Survivors include his daughter, Heather Ballew Sampson (Kevin Sampson), Overland Park, KS; two sons, Daniel Ballew (Eric Drabiuk), Washington, DC, and Robert Miraglia (Kevin Miraglia), Atlanta, Georgia; his brother, Tom Ballew, Winter Spring, FL; and two grandsons, Caleb and Blake Sampson.
Memorial services for Bill will be held at 1pm, Friday, July 13, 2018, at Family of Faith Church, Eudora, KS. Family inurnment will take place in the Berlin Cemetery in Berlin, MO, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 11am.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Bill’s name to Family of Faith Church, Eudora, KS, and may be sent in care of Warren- McElwain Mortuary.