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Those we 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.
 From, "Readings on the Philosophy of Death"
Author Unknown, from "Poetry For Verse Speaking Choir"
Arranged by, Helen D. Williams








































































































































































OBITUARIES COURTESY OF "THE COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE
Guy L. Reno, Class of 1947, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at home in Columbia.

Cynthia Thompson Perkins, Class of 1971, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at her home in Prairie Home, Missouri.

Eugene "Gene" Sprague, Class of 1944, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at Columbia Healthcare.

Randall "Randy" Kent Nowlin, Class of 1975, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, in Columbia.

David Earl Cornelison,

, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005 in Columbia.

William Forrest Crane, Class of 1970, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at University Hospital.

James Edmon Judah, Class of 1935, passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Charles J. "Charlie" Coleman, Class of 1944, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at University Hospital.

A.A. "Bob" Roberts, Class of 1955, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Riley Edward Alexander Jr., Class of 1939, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at Columbia Regional Hospital.

Shirley Maxine Thomas Klusmeyer, Class of 1946, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005.

Hartley Garrard Banks Jr., Class of 1950, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at his home in Callaway County.

Annabel Dyer Schooling McCallister, Class of 1933, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Lenoir Healthcare Center.

Mary Jane Mendenhall, Class of 1938, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005.

Virginia Lee Edwards Vossen, Class of 1940, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Roland Paul "Doak" Walker, Class of 1952, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at his home in Hartsburg.

Virginia Larue Etheridge, Class of 1936, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at Lenoir Healthcare.

Jane Roddy Wicker, Class of 1972, passed away October 28, 2005, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Homer D. Martin, Class of 1951, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, in Tulsa,Oklahoma.

Martha A. Stevinson Kilpatrick, Class of 1969, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, at Riverview Nursing Home in Mokane, Missouri.

Nathaniel C. Ficklin, Class of 1933, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at Wildwood Care Center in Madison, Missouri.

Cary G. Rowe, Class of 1967, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at Hospice of Boulder and Broomfield County in Louisville, Colorado.

Forrest F. Crane, Class of 1936, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, in Cape Coral, Florida.

Gary M. Walden, Class of 1976, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at University Hospital.

Thelma Fenton Hedrick, Class of 1934, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at South Hampton Place.

Sherry Ann Sheley Falls, Class of 1975, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, in Columbia.

James Gilbert Smith Jr., Class of 1957, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Don T. Kirkham, Class of 1940, died Thursday, September 15, 2005, at Specialty Hospital in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

Dorothy Mae Canole Hill Rice, Class of 1943,  passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Columbia Healthcare.

Victor V. Smith, Class of 1935, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at St. Marys Health Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Harold C. "Bo" Edwards, Class of 1938, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Patricia Eichelberger Stegner, Class of 1967, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005.

Robert "Bobby" Neal Brock Jr., Class of 1977, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at his home in Columbia.

Carl Ray "Hawk" Robinson, Class of 1968, passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at University Hospital.

Donald Lee Fick, Class of 1948, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at his home in Columbia.

Leslie D. Hammond, Class of 1961, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette, Indiana.

Billie Gene Pringle, Class of 1970, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at Fitzgibbon Hospital, in Marshall, Missouri.

Audley L. Sapp,Class of 1942, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Lenoir Healthcare.

Sondra M. Caruthers Reynolds, Class of 1950, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at University Hospital.

Raymond R. "Rudy" Hartley, Class of 1945, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at the VA Hospital in Loma Linda, California.

Glenn Harrison Bennett, Class of 1950, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Ronald Dudley Parmer, Class of 1959, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at his home in Columbia.

Robert William Martin, Class of 1978, died Thursday, July 28, 2005, at University Hospital.

Raymond Washington Wright III, Class of 1964, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at his home in Kansas City, Missouri.

Aline N. Sprague Goodrick, Class of 1938, passed away Monday, July 25, 2005, at her home in Columbia.

John Paul Rackers, Class of 1997, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 21, 2005, at his home in St. Charles, Missouri.

Doris Ellen McBride Mountjoy, Class of 1947, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Robert (Bob) Baker, Class of 1950, died  July 13, 2005 at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Donald Lee "Duke" Kidwell, Class of 1952, passed away Monday, July 11, 2005, in Columbia.

Reuben T. Jacobs Jr., Class of 1955,  passed away Sunday, July 3, 2005, at Lake of the Ozarks.

Winfert Glenn "Winn" Simpson, Class of 1974, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2005, at University Hospital.

Robert Franklin Kidwell Sr., Class of 1952, died Monday, June 27, 2005, in the Harris Hospice Unit of Presbyterian Hospital in Cornelius, North Carolina.

Michael "Mike" Terrence Welch, Class of 1968, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at his home in Kansas City, Missouri.

Margaret Louise Hutchens Sisson, Class of 1933, passed away Monday, June 20, 2005, at her home in Columbia.

John Anderson Throckmorton, Class of 1937, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at his residence in Hawley, Texas.

Kenneth Dale Puckett, Class of 1954, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2005.

Jonna L. McClain, Class of 1974, passed away Friday, June 10, 2005.

James R. "Cornbread" Martin, Class of 1951, passed away Friday, June 10, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Walter L. Harrell, Class of 1977, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2005, in Lawrence, Kansas.

Deborah Joy Kanzler Pauling, Class of 1970, slipped from this mortal life June 3, 2005, in Sacramento, California.

Robert D. Fountain, Class of 1946, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at his home in Bunceton, Missouri.

Harry Alvin Bishop, Class of 1954, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at West Valley Hospital in Goodyear, Arizona.

Orville H. Pollock Jr., Class of 1940, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2005 in Olympia, Washington.

Loretta J. Porter Anderson, Class of 1975, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, in Columbia.

Nathan Green Harris, Class of 2000, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2005, in Kansas.

Jo Quintell Stemmons, Class of 1971, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in Columbia.

Charles Edward Fox, Class of 1945, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at his home in Columbia.

Margaret Stephenson Greenblatt, Class of 1937, died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at Kindred Hospital in Brighton, Massachusetts.

Billy Berry Rader, Class of 1940, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at his home in Columbia.

Dan E. "Danny" Neal Thompson, Class of 1963, passed away May 3, 2005.

Curtis Avery, Class of 1937, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at St. Peters Manor Care Center in St. Peters, Missouri.

Edward Thomas Sutton Jr., Class of 1960, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2005.

Carl W. Morris, Class of 1933, died April 17, 2005, at The Gardens in Yuba City, California.

Joseph "Joe" Daly, Class of 1951, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at home in Columbia.

Kay Edwards Rutledge, Class of 1951 and husband of Tom Rutledge (Class of 1951) died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at her home in North Canton, Ohio.

John W. Dunham, Class of 1952, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at Lenoir Care Center in Columbia.

Natalie Tutt, Class of 1953, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in Riverdale, N.Y.

Ada Frost Hammock, Class of 1946, passed away March 31, 2005, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Illamae Frances Brown York, Class of 1933,  passed away Sunday, March 27, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Robert E. McDow, Class of 1936, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 23, 2005, at Bay Regional Medical Center in Bay City, Michigan.

Carol Ann Ashlock Chamberlin, Class of 1963, joined her Lord in Heaven March 22, 2005, while surrounded by the love of her family in her home in Lake Lotawana, Missouri.

Jessie Inez Turner, Class of 1956, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Columbia Regional Hospital.

Leslie C. Green, Class of 1936 and "/2001/sep/20010923news007.asp">Kewpie of the Month, October 2001" passed away on Friday, March 18, 2005.

Frank L. Balsamo, Class of 1942, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at Lenoir Healthcare Center.

Amie Christine Lee, Class of 1987, left this life Tuesday, March 15, 2005, in Luverne, Minnesota.

Fred Holmes Jr., Class of 1960, passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas.

Brian Joseph DeFoe, Class of 1977, passed away in February 2005 at his home in Dallas, Texas.

Daniel Warren "Danny" Black, Class of 1971, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at his mother’s home in Columbia.

Jerome Wheeler, Class of 1964, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at his home in south Columbia.

Frederick Timothy Allen, Class of 1936, passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital.

Jack L. Garrett, Class of 1945, passed away Feb. 14, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Marilyn Rose Silvey Tatlow, Class of 1958, left this earth on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, in her home in Columbia.

Betty Ann Mercer Bonifield, Class of 1955, died at 10:50p.m. Friday Feb. 11, 2005, in Lubbock. Texas.

John Byron "Lightning" Knight, Class of 1966, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005 in Columbia.

Molly Suzanne Thomas Bowden, Class of 1996, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at University Hospital.

Beula May Berry Long, Class of 1949, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at home in Columbia.

Helen Phillippe Burkey, Class of 1925, of Columbia High School, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005 in Columbia.

William O. Gibson Jr., Class of 1944, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Paul D. Dexter, Class of 1984, passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 in Columbia.

Bob Schaefer, Class of 1949, died  Thursday, January 13, 2005

Virginia Graves Muench, Class of 1931, "Kewpie of the Month" March of 2002, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005 at her home in Washington, Missouri.

Richard Thiel Evans, Class of 1999, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005.

Peggy Sue Hughes-Forbis, Class of 1956, passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005.

Frank Munro Tucker, Class of 1947, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, of a sudden illness and heart failure in Big Springs, Missouri.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Published Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Frank Munro Tucker, 78, of Big Spring died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, of a sudden illness and heart failure.

A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, 1221 Washington St., in Hermann, with visitation one hour before services. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served after the service.

Frank was born Feb. 5, 1929, in El Paso, Texas, the son of Henry Dewitt Tucker and Kathleen Munro Tucker. At age 9, he moved with his family to Missouri.

Frank graduated from Hickman High School in 1947.

He served as a clerk typist in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1949 to 1952.

He married Phyllis Jean Forbes on May 12, 1951. To this union, one child was born, Ellen Anne Tucker.

After his service in the U.S. Army, Frank attended college at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He graduated in May 1956 with a bachelor’s degree in science education and conservation.

During his life, he earned three master’s degrees in education, geology and statistics.

He taught school at Harrisonville Missouri Senior High School, Normandy Missouri Junior and Senior High Schools and St. Francis Borgia High School in Washington, Mo.

After the teaching career, he opened the Hermann Silver Shop in Hermann, selling sterling silver jewelry he designed and created.

After moving to Big Spring, he opened Tucker Antiques. He was a member of the District Library Board. He enjoyed refinishing furniture and fishing.

He is survived by his daughter, Ellen Forbes Krueger of Washington, Iowa; granddaughters Jessica Krueger Engel and husband Tim of Fort Leonard Wood and Sallie Munro Krueger and fiancée James Benedict of Iowa City, Iowa; his great-grandchildren, Russell William and Chloe Anne Krueger of the home with their mother; his brother, Dan Tucker and wife Opal of Goodlettsville, Tenn.; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Forbes of Columbia; his nieces and nephew, Shirley Gallatin of High Ridge, Michael Stroud of San Antonio, Texas, and Stacey Tucker La Pointe of California.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Phyllis Forbes Tucker; his parents and grandparents; his sisters, Mary DeVore and Anna Margaret Stroud; his father-in-law, Russell Forbes; and son-in-law, Vernon Warren Krueger.

Memorials may be given to the Hermann Regional Library in the care of Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home. 


Published Monday, January 10, 2005

Peggy Sue Hughes-Forbis, 68, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Memorial Funeral Home with visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ms. Forbis was born Aug. 5, 1936, in Columbia to David Leo and Mona M. Hinshaw Hughes. She was a 1956 graduate of Hickman High School. She had retired from the Stadium Wal-Mart after 25 years.

Survivors include her parents, of Columbia; three children, Pattie Forbis and Dale Carr of Centralia, Edith Canole and David Vaughan Sr. of Hallsville and Charles Forbis and wife Lisa of Florida; a brother, Ronnie Hughes and his wife, D.Ann, of Kingdom City; six grandchildren, Mindie Canole, Danielle Vaughan, Whitney Bentlage, David Bentlage, Ravin Forbis and David Ray Vaughan Jr.; several nieces and nephews; and a great-granddog, Zoe.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo., 65203.


Published Thursday, January 13, 2005

Richard Thiel Evans, 23, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in McMurray Chapel at Missouri United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Bryan officiating.

Rick was born April 23, 1981, in St. Louis. His parents are David and Kathryn Evans.

He graduated from Hickman High School and was in his senior year at Columbia College, majoring in computer sciences. He had also attended Central Missouri State University and Trinity Western University near Vancouver, B.C. While in school he had worked at Socket, Integrated Solutions and Personalized Computers.

Rick enjoyed playing the guitar and drums and outdoor activities such as rappelling and snow skiing. His family and friends will remember him as extremely intelligent and always willing to help a friend. He will be missed by those who loved him.

Survivors include his parents; his brother, Mark Evans of Columbia; and his sister, Dawn Jones of St. Louis.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201, or the charity of donor’s choice.


Published Friday, January 14, 2005

Virginia G. Muench, 91, of Washington, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Washington. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home in Washington. Burial will be at Oddfellow Cemetery in Washington.

Survivors include a son, Rick and wife Debra Muench of Washington; two daughters, Jackie and husband Jim Krafft of Washington and Christie and husband Bill Ratliff of Homer, La.; and two sisters, Etta Mae Benedict (Class of 1928) of Columbia and Beverly Hintz of Glen Ellyn, Ill.


Published Sunday January 16, 2005 (From: http://www.stltoday.com/news/obituaries)

SCHAEFER, WALTER R. 'BOB', baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Thursday, January 13, 2005; beloved husband of Tek Schaefer (nee Rothweil); dear father of Carol (Wesley) Schoelch, Bob (Dianne) Schaefer & Janet Schaefer; grandfather of Ashley & Jennifer Schaefer; son of Eleanor & the late William Schaefer; brother of Alvera Patient, Bill (Virginia) & Raymond (Kay) Schaefer & Eleanor (Denny) Eidson; dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin & friend.

Funeral from the SCHRADER Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to Christ, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 415 Weidman Road, Manchester, for 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Masses preferred. Visitation Monday, 3-9 p.m.


Published Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Paul D. Dexter, 39, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at Missouri United Methodist Church with Jerry L. and the Rev. Doris S. Thompson officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Dexter, son of James and Patricia Pasley Dexter, was born Sept. 26, 1965, in New York City.

He was a 1984 graduate of Hickman High School.

He attended Baker University in Kansas and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

On April 30, 1994, he married Stacey Rowland in Columbia, and she survives.

He was the owner of Dexter’s Tae Kwon Do Training Center. He was a fourth-degree black belt. He participated in many national and international competitions and won overall gold medal championships in Greece, Canada and North Korea. He was the commissioner of tae kwon do competitions in the Show-Me State Games for the past 12 years.

Paul was very giving and influential to many people of all ages and in all walks of life through his connections at his martial arts business. He had a passion to help people to be their best through his gift of sharing his time, skill and knowledge.

Survivors also include his parents, of Osage Beach; two sisters, Marjorie Newell and husband Ricky of Rocheport and Barbara Duggan and husband Brian of Charlotte, N.C.; and nine nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Paul Dexter Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Hickman High School, 1104 N. Providence Road, Columbia, Mo. 65203.


Published Thursday, January 27, 2005

William O. Gibson Jr., 78, of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Gibson was born Jan. 7, 1927, in Woodlandville to William Oscar and Catherine Steckdaub Gibson.

He was a 1944 graduate of Hickman High School.

On May 8, 1948, he married Leona Ruth "Lee" Keel in Jefferson City, and she preceded him in death. On March 3, 1967, he married Edna Arnold in Miami, Okla. Later, he married Elizabeth Vance Zaner on June 18, 1988, in Moberly, and she survives.

He was employed with Hulett Heating and Air Conditioning for 43 years before his retirement in March 1987. He was a member of Central Christian Church in Moberly. He was also a member of Twilight Lodge No. 114 AF&AM and Moolah Temple AAONMS of St. Louis; past board member of Midway Heights Elementary School; a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, past president of Experimental Aircraft Chapter 151; a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; and a charter member of Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 474.

Survivors also include three children, Linda Phillips of Wooldridge, George Gibson of northern Boone County, and Jennifer Garner and husband Tony of Eureka, Kan.; three stepchildren, Twyla Jackson and husband Harold of Sedalia, Dayna Zaner and wife Cheri of Columbia, and Iris "Sam" Kanatzar of Columbia; four grandchildren, Graham Phillips and wife Sally, Rachel Phillips, Jozie Garner and Casey Garner; five step-grandchildren, Chris Jackson, James Zaner, Aaron Zaner, Sabra Zaner and Tres Kanatzar; seven great-grandchildren; and his best friend, Susie.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo., 65205.


Published Thursday, January 27, 2005

Helen Phillippe Burkey, 97, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005.

Graveside services will be at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan 29, at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. John Baker officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Burkey was born April 14, 1907, to George and Sallie L. Toalson Phillippe and after age 7 was raised by her foster parents, Ora and Dave Enochs. She was a graduate of Columbia High School. On July 28, 1974, she married Leon Burkey, and he preceded her in death in June 1979.

She retired from GTE after 45 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Sneed Class. She was also a member of the Independent Pioneer Telephone Association, Boone Hospital Center Auxiliary and past president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Lavonne Allison of Washington, Mo.; nine step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and foster parents; two foster sisters; two foster brothers; a stepson; and a great-great-niece.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church, 1112 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65201; American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo., 65205; or a charity of the donor’s choice.


Published Sunday, February 6, 2005

Beula May Long, 74, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at Memorial Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bob Webb officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Long was born Sept. 20, 1930, in Columbia to James C. and Lula M. Kile Berry. On Oct. 30, 1950, she married Ray C. Long Jr. in Columbia, and he preceded her in death.

She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, Christian Women’s Club, the church choir and Women’s Missionary Union.

Mrs. Long loved to crochet.

Survivors include a son, Larry R. Long of Columbia; a daughter, Brenda K. Sullivan and husband John of Columbia; a brother, James E. Berry and wife Lenora of Columbia; four grandchildren, James R. Sullivan, Jeffrey A. Sullivan, Matthew A. Long and Amy K. Long; and four great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, David L. Berry; and two grandchildren, Charles R. Sullivan and Russell L. Sullivan.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Memorial Baptist Church, 1634 Paris Road, Columbia, Mo., 65201.


Published Sunday, February 13, 2005

Molly Suzanne Bowden, 26, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at University Hospital.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Mizzou Arena with the Revs. Michael Burt and Doug Phillips officiating.

Mrs. Bowden will lie in state at Mizzou Arena from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Bowden was born July 20, 1978, in Columbia to David O. and Beverly S. Phillips Thomas. On July 29, 2003, she married Corey G. Bowden in Negril, Jamaica, and he survives.

She was a 1996 graduate of Hickman High School and received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2002 from Columbia College.

She was a Columbia police officer at the time of her death and previously was employed with the University of Missouri Police Department.

She attended Grace Bible Church. She was a student pilot, loved horses and water sports. She was a former member of Woodlandville 4-H Club and FFA at Hickman High School.

Survivors include her parents; husband Corey; two stepsons, Cody G. Bowden and Brandon T. Bowden; a brother, Matthew W. Thomas and wife Heather; a niece, Brooke Thomas; father-in-law Daniel E. Bowden; and mother-in-law Connie J. Bowden, all of Columbia.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Columbia Police Foundation Officer Down Fund, in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home.


Published Tuesday, February 15, 2005

John Byron "Lightning" Knight, 57, of Columbia died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005.

A celebration of his life will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 19, at Rock Bridge State Park, with a procession to Hartsburg Landing.

John was born July 29, 1947, to Byron and Estherlyn Knight in Columbia.

John enjoyed fishing, storytelling, boxing, the arts, bonfires and just having fun.

John never met a chicken he didn’t like!

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1966 and studied art and education at Northeast Missouri State University.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Lynn Coder of Boston and Toni Caciedo of Blowing Rock, N.C.; several nephews and nieces; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

For information about the memorial, please call Rex Stone at 442-5055.


From the Hannibal Courier Post - Hannibal, Missouri

Betty Ann Bonifield, 67, of Lubbock, Texas, and formerly of Hull, Ill., died at 10:50p.m. Friday Feb. 11, 2005, in Lubbock.

Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m.  Feb. 17, 2005 at the Grand View Funeral Home in Hannibal. Burial was at the Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook, IL.

Mrs. Bonifield was born Oct. 17, 1937 in Columbia, Mo. to Guy R. and Mary Ellenor Lewis Mercer.  She attended, Grant and Lee Grade Schools, Jefferson Junior High, Hickman High School and the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo.

She married Lowell Bonifield on Jan. 340, 1956 in Jefferson City, Mo.. He survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Byron Bonifield, Von Bonifield, and Mictch Bonifield and wife, Debbie, all of Hannibal; A daughter, Missy Pennewell and husband, Butch, of Monroe City, Mo.; A sister, Mary Lora Welty, of Phoenix, Ariz; five grandchildren, Halen Bonifield, Katie Pennewell, Mitchell Pennewell, Olibvia Pennewell and Nolan Pennewell; and three step-grandchildren, Michelle Brummell, Bobby Hood and Laura Mosley.

Mrs. Bonifield worked for the Hannibal Public School System and was secretary to the Assistant Principals Gene Hall and Larry Roberts for six years and was secretary to the Athletic Director, John Bringer, for five years.  After her retirement, she moved from the area to Texas, California, and back to Texas.  During that time she was a substitue teacher.  She was a life long member of the Hi Neighbor Club and Home Extension Club in Hull, Illinois.


Published Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Marilyn Rose Silvey Tatlow left this earth on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, in her home in Columbia after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at First Christian Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Tatlow was born June 23, 1940, in Columbia to James M. and Ivis L. Silvey. She graduated from Hickman High School and attended Christian College and, after completing that program, obtained a bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Missouri, later earning a master’s degree from Warren Wilson College.

Mrs. Tatlow had an active career in writing, serving as the editor of SlugFest Literary Magazine and as a contributing editor of Family Journal. She was a columnist and regular contributor for several papers and magazines including Missouri Life, the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, the Chicago Daily Tribune and numerous local publications. She earned an award for best adult fiction in 1992 from the Missouri Writers’ Guild, a best historical article award from the guild and several other awards and honorable mentions. She is listed in "Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors and Poets" and the "International Authors & Writers Who’s Who."

Mrs. Tatlow was heavily involved in community and civic activities. She served on the Missouri Arts Council, the board of directors for the Museum of Art and Archeology and, along with her husband, funded the Gary and Marilyn Tatlow Early Childhood Development Center. Mrs. Tatlow served on the Appellate Judicial Commission by the appointment of Gov. Mel Carnahan and had the task of choosing panels of candidates from which Carnahan appointed state appellate judges. Mrs. Tatlow served as a Missouri Mansion Preservation Board director and was the director of the Moberly Area Community College Foundation. She is a past president of the Randolph County League of Women Voters and is a former trustee of the Columbia College board.

Mrs. Tatlow enjoyed her family, traveling with her husband, the company of her friends and gardening and was an avid swimmer. Mrs. Tatlow enjoyed attending the theater, and the "Mizzou on Broadway" scholarship program was funded by a gift from her husband, Gary Tatlow, to the College of Arts and Science in honor of his wife.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 43 years, Gary Tatlow; three children, Jennifer Tatlow Golden, Phillip Tatlow and Rebecca Tatlow; her mother, Iris L. Silvey; a brother, James M. Silvey; four grandchildren, Jack Golden, Alice Rose Golden, Elizabeth Tatlow and Perry Tatlow; a son-in-law, Greg Golden; a daughter-in-law, Alison Tatlow; a niece, Sheryl Silvey; and two nephews, Steve and David Tatlow, as well as many cousins and grandnephews and grandnieces.

The family requests that all memorials be made in memory of Marilyn Tatlow to the "Mizzou on Broadway" program, care of the College of Arts and Science, University of Missouri.


Published Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Jack L. Garrett, 78, of Columbia passed away Feb. 14, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Memorial Funeral Home, with visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Garrett was born Jan. 12, 1927, in Columbia to Jason and Pansy L. Chandler Garrett. On Sept. 1, 1961, he married Joy McKinzie in Columbia, and she survives.

He was a 1945 graduate of Hickman High School. He served with the U. S. Army during World War II in Germany. He retired from the University of Missouri department of health. He enjoyed golfing and bowling and was a member of the Columbia Bowling Hall of Fame.

Survivors also include three children, Matt Garrett and wife Cindy, Christi Obermeier and husband Bob and Kelly Garrett, all of Columbia; and four grandchildren, Cameron Phillips, Drew Garrett, Jackson Obermeier and Cody Garrett.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice.


Published Sunday, February 20, 2005

Frederick Timothy Allen, 87, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at First Christian Church, with John Yonker officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Mr. Allen was born Feb. 2, 1918, in Columbia to Emerson D. and Annie L. Hubbard Allen.

On April 21, 1946, he married Dorothy Gwinn in Bolivar, and she survives. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a pilot from 1940 to 1942. He was a 1936 graduate of Hickman High School, where he was a member of the 1935 undefeated football team and the 1936 state wrestling champion in the heavyweight class. He was a member of First Christian Church and a life member of the American Legion and the 40&8. While employed with the American Legion, he lobbied for the G.I. Bill of Rights and later served as a contact representative for the Veterans Administration in Joplin. In 1958, he came home to Columbia to run the family business, The Zero House, until it closed in 1971. Then he owned and managed The Sub Zero House until 1977. Afterward, he worked for Wal-Mart for 15 years. Mr. Allen also volunteered for the Veterans Administration.

Survivors also include his children, James C. Allen and wife Mary of Kearney, Joseph T. Allen and wife Nicole of Florissant and Susan G. Allen and husband Gerth Hansson of San Francisco; three sisters, Barthena Barnes and Ella Bass Miller, both of Columbia, and Margaret Paul of Dover, Del.; a brother, Sib Allen of Columbia; and five grandchildren, Elizabeth Allen Meyer, Byrne Hansson, Martha Allen, Julia Allen and Jessica Allen.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 10 siblings.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First Christian Church, 101 N. Tenth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.


Published Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Jerome Wheeler, legendary local songwriter, musician, playwright, director and humorist, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at his home in south Columbia.

Jerome enjoyed regional acclaim in the Columbia area during the 1970s and ’80s through his musical and theatrical stage productions and achieved a top 40 placement for one of his songs, "Vibration 2.2," in the late 1960s.
There will be a gathering at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Unity Center in Columbia, followed by a memorial at 7 p.m.

Mr. Wheeler was born June 14, 1946, in Columbia to Fred E. and Trella Mae Sachsenheimer Wheeler. He attended high school in Versailles but returned to Columbia and graduated from Hickman High School in 1964. He studied theater at the University of Missouri.

Jerome’s contributions to the musical, cultural and environmental quality of the Columbia community were significant. He was integral in the foundation of a number of local and community organizations including KOPN Community Radio, BoCoMo Musicians Guild and MO River Cultural Conservancy.

In 1988, a handful of citizen activists stepped forward asking that Columbia reject an environmentally unsound proposal for the handling of waste water and in doing so proposed the wetlands, which resulted in the creation of Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area. Jerome’s song "The Pipeline Blues" was instrumental in creating the mind shift which enabled this to come about.

He appeared weekly on Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry television show during the early 1960s, and he was a member of many bands, including New Morning Singers, Celebrated Renaissance Band, Finkelstein and Katz, Cesspool Baker, Jerome Wheeler and the Catnip Mouse Band, The River Cowboys, The dot.commies, The Deli Llama Orchestra and others.

He was best known for having created and directed five plays, "Heaven’s Bright Babies," "King of Fools," "Ernwhazalot," "Gomez and the Catnip Mouse" and "B-Movies from Outer Space," which inspired the local artistic and musical community.

Survivors include his companion, Doireann O’Brien of Columbia; three children, Ruby Wheeler of Columbia, Tim Wheeler of Camdenton and Keenan O’Brien of Columbia; and a sister, Susan Lasher of St. Louis.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family of Jerome Wheeler in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.


Published Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Daniel Warren Black, 52, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at his mother’s home in Columbia after a long diabetes-related illness.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in Memorial Park Cemetery with Chaplain John Fussner officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home.

Dan was born in Marshall on Jan. 9, 1953, to Frank and Juanita Black. The family has lived in Columbia since 1967.

He graduated from Hickman High School and was a member of Parkade Baptist Church.

He spent most of his adult life in the lawn and garden business, having worked for Chemlawn, Atkins and Forever Green Nursery. He was a licensed arborist and also a licensed realtor.

Survivors include one son, Whitney Daniel Black; one brother, Tony Black and wife Jami; one sister, Rhonda Victor; his mother, Juanita Black-Morris; a stepsister, Cindy Stewart and husband Tom; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Black, in 1974 and his stepfather, Charles "Teeny" Morris, in 2002.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, attention Memorial Program Call Center, P.O. Box 2680, Canton, Ohio, 44720, or Family Counseling Center, 117 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65203.


Published Sunday, March 6, 2005

Brian Joseph DeFoe, 46, of Dallas, formerly of Columbia, passed away in February 2005 at his home.

Brian was an artist, outdoorsman, champion of the barbecue and retired Electron-Microscopy technician. He grew up in Columbia, attending West Junior High School and Hickman High School, and received his EM training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Veterinary Medicine.

Survivors include his son, Steve; his daughter, Katie; his former wife and friend Peg McMahon, DVM; his parents, George and Dorothy; and his siblings, Phil, Ruth, Tom, Terry, Paul, Colette, Matt and Greg, and their families.


Published Sunday, March 13, 2005

Fred Holmes Jr., 62, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Memorial Funeral Home, with the Rev. Eric Moore officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Holmes was born Oct. 2, 1942, in Columbia to Frederick Paul Holmes Sr. and Angie Smith Holmes. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1960. In January 1962, he married Jackie Lowery in Columbia. Fred served with the military police in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a police officer for the Columbia Police Department from 1966 to 1985. He was a member of New Horizons United Methodist Church, Woodsman Way and Mississippi Valley Soaring Club. Mr. Holmes enjoyed antiques and gardening.

Survivors include longtime companion Audrey Calcote; two sons, Curtis Holmes of Winter Haven, Fla., and Nathan Calcote-Holmes of Columbia; one brother, David Holmes of Columbia; one sister, Patricia Irwin of Columbia; two grandchildren, Pheobe and Berkley Holmes; and stepmother Ruth Holmes.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Stephen Holmes.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Continuing Education Fund for the Holmes Children in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.


Published Thursday, March 17, 2005

Amie Christine Lee, 36, formerly of Columbia, left this life Tuesday, March 15, 2005, in Luverne, Minn.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Dingman Funeral Home in Luverne.

Amie attended school in Columbia and graduated from Hickman High School in 1987.

Local survivors include her mother, Judy Cure, and her brother, Gene Lee, both of Columbia.


Published Sunday, March 20, 2005

Frank L. Balsamo, 81, a lifelong resident of Columbia, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at Lenoir Healthcare Center.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Columbia Cemetery. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Frank was born on July 27, 1923, in Columbia, the youngest son of Frank Balsamo Sr. and his wife Josephine. The elder Balsamo previously had arrived to Columbia in 1919 after immigrating from Italy in the late 1890s, thus becoming Columbia’s first Italian family. Frank Sr. - "Pop" - founded University Fruit Co., which became the family business for the next 60-plus years and employed all three of his sons and, from time to time, numerous grandsons.

Frank attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Hickman High School in 1942. He then entered the U.S. Army Air Forces, where he served during World War II.

After the war in 1946, he returned to Columbia and ultimately took his place with his father and two brothers, Salvatore and Ludwig, at the family business, which was located at 921 E. Broadway for 35 years. Originally a retail fruit and produce business, University Fruit Co. grew along with Columbia and increasingly became a wholesale distributor of fresh and frozen produce to restaurants, hospitals and residential facilities at the city’s colleges and the University of Missouri. The business expanded and moved in 1956 to the corner of Ash and Orr streets. While no doubt resembling a four-ring circus at times with all of the Balsamos running around in one place, the business grew and prospered, supporting all of Columbia’s growing Balsamo clan. Frank worked there for more than 35 years.

On June 16, 1948, Frank was married to Marian Louise Heisler at Sacred Heart Church, beginning a 56-year partnership that produced six children, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as countless wonderful memories and a multitude of friendships.

Frank held a special place in the hearts of many and will be fondly remembered for his positive, outgoing personality and his sincere concern for others.

While mindful of the responsibilities of running a business and raising a large family, Frank always retained a boyish enthusiasm for his hobbies and interests. Lengthy periods of involvement with such activities as photography, model airplane flying, bowling, horses, weightlifting, etc., were the norm and often became the focus of family activity with many or all family members participating. He leaves behind a basement and several closets filled with his "toys." A large oil painting of Frank’s horse, "Red," painted by his son Mark, hangs prominently in the family home at 822 S. Greenwood.

In 1982, Frank left University Fruit Co., which was subsequently sold and ultimately ceased operation. While he had joined the family business out of loyalty and because that’s what you did in a close-knit Italian family, he was more than ready to move on. For his second career, he joined Columbia Public Schools and became chief custodian at Benton school. He worked at Benton from 1982-1997, the happiest years of his working life. His fondness for and attachment to the kids and faculty at Benton Elementary School were completely mutual as they contributed materially to each other’s lives. He retired from Benton at age 73 in 1997 but remained in contact with many teachers since that time.

Survivors include Frank’s wife, Mary Lou; five sons, Stephen of Glencoe, Ill., Frank of Stuart, Fla., Dan of Alton, Ill., Mark of Springfield and Andrew of Benton, Ill.; a daughter, Lisa Magruder of Folsom, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. With Frank’s death, only his wife, Mary Lou, remains a resident of Columbia to represent the Balsamo family, which has had a long history here as the city’s first Italian family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frank’s memory.


Published Sunday, March 20, 2005

Leslie C. Green, 86, of Columbia passed away on Friday, March 18, 2005.

Services will be held Monday, March 21, at 2 p.m. at Parker Funeral Service.

Mr. Green was born in St. Louis on Oct. 8, 1918. He grew up in Columbia at the home of his maternal grandfather, George B. Dorsey.

He graduated in 1936 from Hickman High School and in 1940 from the University of Missouri, majoring in art.

He was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He played polo for the university, becoming a co-captain in his senior year. He also enrolled in advanced ROTC.

After graduation, he volunteered for active duty with the 2nd Cavalry Division as a second lieutenant in field artillery at Fort Riley, Kan. He participated in training maneuvers and, during his interim, returned to the University of Missouri as a polo coach, after which he returned to the 3rd Field Artillery in the 9th Armored Division. He served with that outfit in Europe as a battery commander. He was awarded the Silver Star and a Bronze Star. Belatedly, in 2001, his fighting unit, Combat Command A of the 9th Armored Division, was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.

After the war, he was hired by Gardner Advertising Agency in St. Louis, the start of his ad career that lasted from 1946 to 1986. He worked for major consumer agencies in Washington, D.C., Detroit and Chicago, where he served as executive art director for major agencies.

He married JoAnn Williams in 1954, who preceded him in death in 1982. In 1966, Mr. Green and his family moved to Wausau, Wisc., to start a new agency, Kinzie and Green Advertising. Upon the departure of Mr. Kinzie, Mr. Green became the president of the agency. He was active in the community affairs, including Rotary, Boy Scouts and the United Way. In 1984, he married Marian Cavaness of St. Louis.

In 1999, Mr. Green and his wife moved to Columbia to continue their retirement years. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Leslie III of West Dundee, Ill., and Lawrence "Larry" of Alpharetta, Ga.; a daughter, Jennifer Brommet of Anza, Calif.; two stepsons, Kevin Cavaness of Jefferson City and Patrick Cavaness of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.


Published Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Jessie Inez Turner, 66, of Columbia passed away Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Columbia Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at Progressive Baptist Church, 702 Banks Ave., with the Rev. Roderick Williams officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 12 E. Ash St. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 12, 1938, in Columbia to Roy and Rowena Brooks Graves.

She was a member of Progressive Baptist Church, an usher, member of the greeters ministry and worked in the food pantry. She was formerly employed with Boone County voter registration.

Survivors include two daughters, CaSandra Edwards and Elisa Wright, both of Columbia; five sons, Maurice Wright Jr. and Rodney Wright, both of Columbia, Anthony Van Buren of Washington, D.C., David Givens of Las Vegas and Darrell LaMonte Graves of Atlanta; two sisters, Jo Ann Mitchell and Andrea Yancey, both of Columbia; four brothers, Roy Graves Jr. and Donald Graves, both of Denver, Anthony Yancey of Dallas and James Yancey of Phoenix; 23 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son.


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.

Her heart 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)  View/Sign the Guestbook @ The Kansas City Star


Published Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Robert E. McDow, 88, of Bay City, Mich., passed away early Wednesday morning, March 23, 2005, at Bay Regional Medical Center.

Private funeral services with the family were Monday, March 28, at Gephart Funeral Home Inc. in Bay City, Mich. Private entombment was at Oakwood Mausoleum in Saginaw, Mich.

The son of the late William A. and Bessie Boone Roddy McDow was born Feb. 9, 1917, in Huntsdale. He resided in Columbia for 20 years and moved to Bay City in 1942.

He worked at the St. Louis shipyard in 1939 and Portsmouth Navy Yard in Virginia during the early years of World War II. He then moved on as welding inspector for the government at the Defoe Shipbuilding Yard in Bay City. After the war, he became a pipefitter for Dow Chemical Co. and also worked for Austin Construction and Johnson Pneumatic Controls and was a general foreman at the nuclear plant in Midland, Mich.

He was a member of the Bay City Consistory, a life member of Joppa Lodge No. 315, A.F&A.M., a life member of Lodge Council Chapter Consistory and was retired from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local No. 85.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Mildred Virginia Hickam. They were married Dec. 24, 1939, at First Baptist Church in Columbia. Also surviving are his daughter, Virginia Louise and her husband, Robert William Mead, of St. Clair Shores, Mich., and Palmetto, Fla.; two grandchildren, Scott Michael McDow and his wife, Amey Walker McDow, of Saginaw and Kelly Lynn; three great-grandchildren, Seth, Hannah and Layne McDow; and two brothers-in-law, Lester Grimes and Joe Roberts.

He was also preceded in death by his son, William Richard in 1992 at 52 years of age, and his sisters-in-law Mary Margaret Sullins, Anna Katherine Roberts and Bonnie Faye Grimes.


Published Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Illamae Frances Brown, 90, of Columbia passed away Sunday, March 27, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Memorial Funeral Home, with visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Brown was born March 1, 1915, in Boone County to Crafford James and Matilda Belle Cornelison York. In 1933, she married Reno Kurtz in Boone County, and he preceded her in death. She later married A.D. Brown, on Nov. 4, 1946, in Kansas City, and he also preceded her in death. She retired as the Stephens College Bookstore manager after 25 years of employment. She was a member of New Providence Baptist Church and also a member of VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Illamae was in charge of organizing the family reunions for a number of years. She also enjoyed music and dancing.

Survivors include four children, Jerald Reno Kurtz of Lancaster, Calif., James LeRoy Kurtz and wife Sue of Columbia, Marilyn McCarty and husband Carlton of Columbia and Karen Kurtz of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a stepson, Bob Brown and wife Jane of Amelia Island, Fla.; 13 grandchildren, Linda, Jeff, Lewis, Donna, David, Bret, Sandra, Laura, Karl, Denise, Loretta, Lisa and Christy; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Janice Berve and infant Doris Jean Kurtz; eight siblings, Asbury York, Osa A. York, Crafford O. York, Earl York, Mabel Minor, Glenn York and two infants; two grandchildren, Teresa Berve and Edward Suh; and a stepgrandson, Randall Scott Brown.

Memorial contributions are suggested to New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.


Published Friday, April 1, 2005

Ada Frost Hammock, 76, of Bashor, Kan., formerly of Columbia, passed away March 31, 2005, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs, Kan., with visitation at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Jamestown.

Ada was born July 16, 1928, in Columbia to Ray Frost and Linnie Mae Hurt Frost. She graduated from Hickman High School. In 1949, she married Ernest "Mickey" Hammock in Boonville. He preceded her in death in 2003.

Survivors include a sister, Venus Rader of Columbia; a cousin, Alvena Poe of Columbia; three sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

One sister, Helen Frost, preceded her in death.


Published Sunday, April 10, 2005

Natalie Tutt died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in Riverdale, N.Y., after an extended illness.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Alice Tutt, longtime residents of Columbia. She was a graduate of Hickman High School and Stephens College.

She is survived by her siblings George Tutt of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Louise Tutt of St. Louis.


Published Monday, April 11, 2005

John W. Dunham, 71, of Fulton died Friday, April 8, 2005, at Lenoir Care Center.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 18, at First Christian Church in Fulton, with visitation at 1 p.m. Burial at Montgomery City Cemetery will be at a later date.

John was born Dec. 7, 1933, in Pierce City to Richard Edward and Margaret Palmer Dunham. He graduated from Hickman High School. He was active in the verse-speaking choir and football and was student body president his senior year. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Engineering, with a degree in mechanical engineering. While attending MU, he was a member of University Choir and Phi Delta Theta social fraternity. He married Marilyn "Kip" Maune Aug. 23, 1957, in Fulton.

John was a sales engineer with Trane Co. in Pittsburg. While there, he earned the designation of professional engineer. He moved to LaCrescent, Minn., in 1963 and worked in the corporate office of Trane Co. in Lacrosse, Wisc. After a career change in 1969, he became an area real estate broker and was active in the LaCrosse Board of Realtors and was state president in the early 1980s. While living in the Minnesota area for 27 years, John was a member/president of Lions Club and PTA, an active member of LaCrescent United Methodist Church and founder of the LaCrescent Development Corp. After a move back to Missouri, John worked with handicapped adults. He also tutored with the AmeriCorps program at Fulton High School. He was a member of First Christian Church in Fulton, was active with AA and worked as a volunteer with Ecumenical Ministries Hospice program.

Mr. Dunham is survived by his wife; one daughter, Michelle Beardsley and her husband, Doug, of Edina, Minn.; two sons, Jeffrey Dunham and his wife, Dexie, of Shell Lake, Wis., and Dr. Stephen Dunham and his wife, Shari, of Waterville, Maine; five granddaughters, Rachel, Megan, Annie, Sage and Grace; one grandson, Allen John "A. J."; two brothers, David Michael Dunham and his wife, Ruth, of Charleston, S.C., and Charles Dunham of San Diego; two aunts, Jeanette and Dorothy Palmer of Columbia; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Joan; and two brothers, George and Dick.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army Missouri River Hospice or the American Cancer Society in care of Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, Mo., 63361.


Published Thursday, April 14, 2005

Kay Rutledge, 71, of North Canton, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at her home.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Karlo-Feucht Funeral Home, 5000 Everhard Road N.W. in Canton, with the Rev. Donald Baird officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at North Canton Cemetery.

She was born in Columbia to Ira and Helen March Edwards.

She graduated from Christian College in Columbia and was a member of Community Christian Church and North Canton Lady Elks.

She is survived by her husband, Tom; daughters Lauri Cerreta and her husband, Mark, of North Canton and Janne Holm and her husband, Doug, of Greentown, Ohio; five grandchildren, Lindsey and Matt Holm and Sam, Anna and Joe Cerreta; sisters Virginia Vossen of Jefferson City and Joyce Walker of Columbia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 925 S. Main St., North Canton, Ohio, 44270.


Published Thursday, April 14, 2005

Joseph "Joe" Daly, 71, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Memorial Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Norman officiating. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Daly was born Sept. 6, 1933, in Boone County to Raymond and Edith Mae Martin Daly.

He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. On Oct. 27, 1956, he married Gail Calvin in Boone County. He was a heavy equipment operator in the construction business. He was a member of Huntsdale Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, playing the mandolin, woodworking and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife of Columbia; two daughters, Susie Sapp and husband Terry and Sheree Nichols and husband Chuck, all of Columbia; son Greg Daly and daughter-in-law Judy Daly of Columbia; seven grandchildren, T.J. John, Danny John, Jeff Daly, Josh Daly, Stephanie Daly, B.J. Coleman and Becky Nichols; and a great-grandson, Brayden Coleman.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Steve Daly.


Published Sunday, June 12, 2005

Carl W. Morris, 90, of Yuba City, Calif., died April 17, 2005, at The Gardens in Yuba City.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Carl was born in Columbia and was a Yuba-Sutter resident for one year, formerly living in Debary, Fla. He was a retired fire department captain in Dearborn, Mich.

Survivors include a son, Jim Morris of Yuba City; a daughter, Jane Morris of Lakebay, Wash.; a sister, Blanche Thomas of Columbia; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Morris.

Memorials are suggested to Sutter North Hospice, 826 Fourth St., Marysville, Calif., 95901, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


Published Monday, May 9, 2005

Edward Thomas Sutton Jr., 63, of St. Louis passed away Saturday, April 30, 2005.

He was born in Boone County on Jan. 11, 1942. With roots deep in the Missouri soil, he loved farming and the Missouri River. Ed was a sixth-generation Boone Countian born on the Sutton farm, now in the southwest section of Columbia.
Ed graduated from Hickman High School in 1960 and the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1966 after serving for two years in the National Guard. He was a talented and resourceful businessman, founding McBaine Solutions in 1986.

Ed was an ardent reader with extensive knowledge of the Civil War and was a talented craftsman. He devoted his life to serving others and helped many people.

Survivors include his wife, Kristine Carlson Sutton of Weldon Spring; two daughters, Elizabeth Carlson Sutton of Weldon Spring and Eaddy Grier Sutton of Hartland, Vt.; a grandson, Theo William Robey Sutton of Hartland, Vt.; sister and brother-in-law Anne Sutton and George Neal King of Tampa Fla.; five nieces and nephews; and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Sutton Sr. and Maedell Shelnutt Sutton.

Memorial gifts may be sent in his name to the Boone County Historical Society, 3801 Ponderosa St., Columbia, Mo., 65201, attn: Deborah Thompson.


Published Monday, May 2, 2005

Curtis Avery, 85, of St. Peters, formerly of Fayette, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at St. Peters Manor Care Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center Chapel in St. Charles. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Charles Memorial Gardens.

He worked at United Engineering in Imperial for 40 years in quality control for aircraft parts. He was a member of St. Charles VFW Post No. 2866. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1950.

Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Gaddy and her husband, Ronald, of St. Charles; a son, Rodrik Avery and his fiancée, Pam Korte, of St. Peters; a sister, Dorothy Arlene Avery of Columbia; five grandchildren, Benjamin Gaddy, Kelly Gaddy, Curtis Robert Avery, Angela Avery and Clayton Avery, all of St. Charles; and three great-grandchildren, Ryan Heffernan, Benjamin Gaddy II and Jessica Gaddy, all of St. Charles.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Maxine Gentry Avery, and his parents, Ira Curtis Avery and Mary Odell Avery.

Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association in care of Baue Funeral Home.


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 Marry 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.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heartland Cremation and Burial Society.

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Published Friday, May 6, 2005

Billy Berry Rader, 83, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at his home.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Rader was born Aug. 19, 1921, in Columbia to John W. and Eulala F. Berry Rader.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include five nieces and nephews, several great-nieces and great-nephews and a cousin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jack R. Rader; and a sister, Helen F. Judd.


Published Monday, May 9, 2005

Margaret Stephenson Greenblatt, 85, of Boston died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at Kindred Hospital in Brighton, Mass., after several years of failing health.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Gibson Funeral Home in Brunswick, with the Revs. Lanny Lybarger and Wendell Turner officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Gibson Funeral Home.

She was born on Jan. 2, 1920, in Columbia, the daughter of Hugh Edward Sr. and Doris Pryor Stephenson. Margaret graduated in 1937 from Hickman High School as valedictorian of her class.

While attending the University of Missouri-Columbia, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board and Delta Gamma sorority. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in education from the University of Missouri.

She taught at a country school in Columbia before moving in 1962 to Brunswick, where she taught for 15 years before moving in 1978 to Boston, where she was employed at the Harvard Law Library.

She had been a member of Worthwhile Club in Brunswick and Brunswick Baptist Church, where she was active as a member of the Beacon Class.

Survivors include a daughter, Sally Anglin and husband Gary of Brunswick; a son, Richard Greenblatt of Cambridge, Mass.; a brother, Hugh Stephenson Jr. and wife, Sarah, of Columbia; a nephew, Hugh "Ted" Stephenson III of Columbia; a niece, Ann Stephenson Cameron and husband Alex of Oklahoma City; a great-niece; a great-nephew; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be made to Brunswick Baptist Church or Brunswick Wildcat Booster Club.


Published Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Charles Edward Fox, 78, of Columbia died Monday, May 9, 2005, at his home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road, with Roger Jeffries officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born April 27, 1927, in Columbia to Charles M. and Mamie Lester Fox. He married Nellie Davis May 14, 1949, in Columbia. He was a Navy veteran.

He was an avid bowler and enjoyed fishing and camping. He was a lifelong auto mechanic.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Charlene Pickens and her husband, Clay, of Columbia; two grandchildren, Clayton Pickens Jr. and Christen Perkins; and three great-grandchildren, Kayla Pickens, Jennifer Pickens and Clayton Pickens III.


Published Friday, May 13, 2005

Jo Quintell Stemmons, 52, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in Columbia.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Russell Chapel CME Church, 108 E. Ash St., with the Rev. David Ballenger officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 12 E. Ash St.

She was born Feb. 16, 1953, in Columbia, the daughter of Margarett Stemmons. She graduated from Hickman High School and was employed at Rusk Rehabilitation. She attended Columbia College.

Survivors include two sons, Marvin and Jason Stemmons of Columbia; five brothers, James and Jeffrey Stemmons of Columbia, William "Pete" Stemmons of San Angelo, Texas, John Bass of Kansas City and George Stemmons of New Orleans; three sisters, Jackie Stemmons of New Orleans, Margaret Stemmons of Columbia and Amanda Kelly of Columbia; six grandchildren; two uncles; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother and one sister, Laverne Miller.


Published Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Nathan Green Harris, 23, of Atwood, Kan., formerly of Columbia, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2005, in Kansas.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mount Nebo Cemetery.

Nathan was born Dec. 2, 1981, in International Falls, Minn., to Stephen J. and Cynthia B. Green Harris. He was a 2000 graduate of Hickman High School, where he was involved with FFA and wrestling. When he was younger, he was active in competitive gymnastics. Nathan’s passion was flying, and he was able to earn his private pilot’s license in Boonville during high school. He was a 2004 graduate of University of Minnesota-Crookston, with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural aviation, where he also obtained his commercial pilot’s license. He was a 2004 graduate of Ag-Flight Inc. of Bainbridge, Ga. He was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Columbia and was attending Redeemer Lutheran Church in Atwood. Nathan participated in Civil War re-enactments as a member of Gates First Missouri Calvary.

Survivors include his parents of Columbia; a sister, Comrie E. Harris, a cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Stephen "Hawk" Harris of Columbia; a girlfriend, Lisa Stahl of Hastings, Neb.; a grandmother, Gladys Green of Harrodsburg, Ky.; a grandfather, Hoyt Harris and wife Georgia of Morrison, Tenn.; two uncles, Robert Green, wife Linda and children Heath and Samantha and Harden Green, wife Cindy and children Harden, Eric, Sherry, Theodore and Michael; two aunts, Wendy Camic, husband Michael and children Brenna and Courtney of Harrodsburg and Heather Donovan, husband Henry and children Kathryn, Elizabeth and Shaun of Pocasset, Mass.; uncle Hoyt Harris Jr., wife Bette and son Hunter of Lafayette, La.; cousin Patrick Hinds and family of Knoxville, Tenn.; and other great-aunts, great-uncles and second cousins.


Published Friday, May 20, 2005

Loretta J. Porter Anderson, 48, of Columbia died Tuesday, May 17, 2005.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 23, at St. Paul AME Church, 501 Park Ave., with the Rev. David Ballenger officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 12 E. Ash St.

She was born March 28, 1957, in Columbia to Clarence and Betty Stapleton Porter.

She was a member of St. Paul AME Church.

She graduated from Hickman High School in 1975.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Anderson of Columbia; her parents; three sisters, Carol A. Porter, Christy E. Porter and Brenda M. Porter, all of Columbia; one brother, Charles E. Porter of Columbia; two aunts; two uncles; and several nieces and nephews.


Published Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Orville H. Pollock Jr., 82, of Olympia, Wash., formerly of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2005 in Olympia.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Pollock was born September 28, 1922, in Columbia to Orville H. Pollock Sr. and Valma Hart Pollock. On March 16, 1962, he married Ruth C. Chapman and she preceded him in death in September 2004.


Published Friday, June 3, 2005

Harry Alvin Bishop, 68, of Buckeye, Ariz., formerly of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at West Valley Hospital in Goodyear, Ariz.

Memorial services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Grace Fellowship Bible Church, with Deacon Billy Turner officiating.

Mr. Bishop served with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and was chief of police in Hallsville for two years.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann; two sons; two grandsons; and two sisters.


Published Friday, June 3, 2005

Robert D. Fountain, 77, of Bunceton died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Boonville Seventh Day Adventist Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at William Wood Funeral Home in Boonville. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Robert was born Sept. 2, 1927, in Centralia, the son of Hubbard and Sarah Howell Fountain.

Robert was a house painter and painted for many years in Columbia.

He was a member of Boonville Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Edna Chaney Fountain of the home; five daughters, Brenda Dye of Bunceton, Linda Clark of Boonville, Margie McCubbins of Cleveland, Tenn., Connie Herbel of Huntsville and Julie Stallings of Columbia; one son, John Fountain of Columbia; 11 grandchildren; and one brother, John A. Fountain of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings.

Memorials may be made to Boonville Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of William Wood Funeral Home in Boonville.


Published in the Sacramento Bee from 6/7/2005 - 6/9/2005.

KANZLER, Deborah Joy

Born August 2, 1952, in Joliett, IL, slipped from this mortal life surrounded by her family on June 3, 2005, in Sacramento, CA, after a courageous battle with breast cancer (her second bout). Debbie was a loving wife of nearly 31 years to her eternal companion and a devoted mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband J. Scott Kanzler, children J. Ryan, Daniel S., and T. Loren, daughters-in-law Megan & Bethanne, grandchildren Dallin & Leah, parents Arno and Blanche Pauling; her parents-in-law, John F. and Louise Kanzler; brothers David & wife Dana Pauling, Mark Pauling, Jon and wife Liz Pauling, sister Miriam Lytle, sister-in-law Debbie & husband Stan Astle, and Tami and husband Robert Kanzler-Tubbs, and many nieces and nephews.

Debbie will forever be remembered for her gracious service to her family, neighbors, and friends. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in many church callings. She enjoyed developing her talents and being an instrument in our Heavenly Father's hands. She was a marvelous baker and made wedding cakes for 18 years. She was proficient at needlepoint, cross-stitch, and counter-cross-stitch. She loved to sew, write, draw (especially water color). She loved music and played the piano and was learning to play the Native American flute.  Debbie received a B.S. in Nutrition and Family Studies from BYU and spent the rest of her life nourishing her curious mind. She taught preschool for 12 years and she found joy in doing family history work and journal keeping.

She lived life to its fullest - filling her days with service. She endured to the end and was a great example to all. Our lives have truly been blessed for having known her. Many heartfelt thanks to all who helped support her family during this past year.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Friday, June 10, at 10:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 2745 Eastern Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821.

Private graveside services will be held at Fair Oaks Cemetery following the funeral. Arrangements by GREEN VALLEY MORTUARY.


Published Thursday, June 16, 2005

Walter L. Harrell, 46, formerly of Columbia, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2005, in Lawrence, Kan.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Columbia Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 11, 1958, in Liberal, Kan., to Walter Harrell and Mary F. Bradford.

Survivors include four children, Latasha, Rico, Jonathan and Debbie; four sisters, Annie Fields, Mary Harrell, Diane Harrell and Christine Harrell; a brother, Harry Harrell; and nieces, nephews and relatives. 


Published Sunday, June 12, 2005

Jonna L. McClain, 48, of Columbia passed away Friday, June 10, 2005.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Adams officiating.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. McClain was born Aug. 15, 1956, in Kansas City to Bill and Bettie Gholson Asbury. On Aug. 19, 1997, she married Bill McClain in Denver.

Survivors include her parents, of Columbia; her husband, Bill "Willie" McClain of Columbia; a brother, Greg W. Asbury and wife Michelle of Columbia; and two nephews, Kyle and Ryan.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Second Chance Animal Fund in memory of Jonna McClain, P.O. Box 10186, Columbia, Mo., 65205.


Published Sunday, June 12, 2005

James R. "Cornbread" Martin, 71, of Columbia passed away Friday, June 10, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center surrounded by his family.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Martin was born June 28, 1933, in Audrain County to James E. and Elizabeth F. Schultz Martin. He married Patricia Palan in 1956. In 1975, he married Marsheila Thompson.

He was a graduate of Hickman High School. He attended the University of Missouri from 1951 to 1952, leaving to serve with the U.S. Army during the Korean War in 1953 and 1954.

He returned to the university and graduated in 1956, where he played football and received Big 8 All Conference and Honorable Mention All-American status. He owned Corn’s Lake, which is remembered as a popular swimming and recreation area. He also owned The Huddle, which later became the Italian Village, Cornbread’s Café, The Columbia Donut Co. and several other businesses.

Survivors include a companion, Mary Coleman of Columbia; three sons, David Martin and wife Pamela, Jeffrey Martin and wife Tammy and Richard Martin and wife Ruth Ann, all of Columbia; two daughters, Julie Deering and husband Michael of Columbia and Billie Jean Martin of St. Louis; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Juanita Putnam.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Disabled American Veterans, Department of Missouri, P.O. Box 148, Portland, Mo., 65067.


Published Monday, June 13, 2005

Kenneth Dale Puckett, 68, of Columbia passed away Sunday, June 12, 2005.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Memorial Funeral Home, with the Rev. Harold Reisch officiating.

The family will have a private burial.

Mr. Puckett was born July 12, 1936, in St. Louis to Kenneth H. and Loretta Mae Crump. On April 5, 1980, he married Victoria June Rapp in Columbia, and she survives.

He served as a first lieutenant with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist. He was also a member of the Special Business District board, the Central Columbia Association board, Jefferson Club and the CrimeStoppers Board; was a Boone County deputy sheriff; was a past member of the United Way of Columbia board and Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity; and was a Chamber of Commerce ambassador. Dale was president of Puckett’s Menswear Inc., founded in 1946 by his father. Many expansions over the years included Puckett’s for Women in 1983.

His other interests included real estate investments and achieving martial arts black belts in both tae kwon do and judo in 2000 and 2005. Dale enjoyed historic car restoration and boating at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Survivors also include a daughter, Elizabeth Joan Puckett of Columbia; a sister, Joan Puckett Atwood and husband Phil of Asheville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Columbia/Boone County CrimeStoppers, P.O. Box 319, Columbia, Mo., 65205.

See headline arcticle "Downtown businessman Puckett dies" in the June 13, 2005 Columbia Daily Tribune.


Published Tuesday, June 14, 2005

John Anderson Throckmorton, 86, of Hawley, Texas, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at his residence.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Community Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 1443 N. Second St. in Abilene, Texas, with Rufus Wilson officiating.
Mr. Throckmorton was born in Edina on Oct. 13, 1918, to William Elmer and Anna Lee Greenley Throckmorton. He grew up and attended school in Shelbina until the family moved to Columbia, where he graduated from Hickman High School and attended the University of Missouri. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, a past worthy patron of OES and a member of First Christian Church. John was a rancher and stockman in purebred cattle, including horned and polled Herefords, and commercial cattle.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Throckmorton of Hawley, whom he married in San Angelo in 1981; sons John Gary Throckmorton and wife Carol of Litchfield Park, Ariz., Neil Throckmorton and wife Beckey of Abilene, and Russell Offringa and wife Tessia of Panhandle, Texas; two daughters, Vicki Wade and husband Dennis of Carthage and Christina Judge and husband Todd of Midlothian, Va.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, James W. Throckmorton; his first wife, Violet Throckmorton; his older brother, E. Lee Throckmorton; and a grandson, Rick Throckmorton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Big Country, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, Texas, 79605.


Published Thursday, June 23, 2005

Margaret Louise Hutchens Sisson, 91, of Columbia passed away Monday, June 20, 2005, at her home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Parker Funeral Service, with the Rev. John Yonker officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Margaret was born Jan. 31, 1914, in Columbia to O.R. and Eulalie Hutchens.

She graduated from Hickman High School in 1933 and from Orton Rice Business School before marrying Robert Sisson on Sept. 12, 1936. They were married almost 69 years.

As a homemaker, Margaret was involved in many women’s organizations and activities for her children. She was president of the Columbia chapter of AARP and president of the PTA at Benton Elementary. Margaret was a founding member of both Mothers Forum and Mother Singers. Margaret and Bob were members of the Saturday Night Dance Club.

Survivors include her husband, Bob; four sons, Robert H. Sisson of Alger, Mich., Gerald Sisson of Parker, Colo., Tom Sisson of Columbia and Sam Sisson of Evanston, N.Y.; one sister, Martha Mitchell of Columbia; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Helen Bess.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or First Christian Church of Columbia.


Published Thursday, June 23, 2005

Michael "Mike" Terrence Welch, 55, of Kansas City died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at home after a brief, courageous battle with cancer.

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 24, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 75th and Main, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

He was born in St. Louis on Feb. 23, 1950.

He grew up in Columbia and graduated from Hickman High School.

He served in the U.S. Army and attended the University of Missouri.

He worked at the Tribune before moving to Kansas City in the late ’70s and began his career in the advertising industry. For the past 13 years, he had worked at Indox Services in sales and customer service.

Mike was a tremendous athlete who, more than anything, loved watching his daughter, Emily, excel at sports. He was very involved in St. Teresa’s Academy, where he had served as president of the booster club for the past two years. He shared his passion for girls sports with his family, coaching countless girls teams over the years, and was his daughter’s biggest fan.

Mike is survived by his wife of 21 years, Kathi; his daughter, Emily; brother Kevin Welch of Columbia; sister Michelle Welch of Florida; in-laws Jerry and Nancy Venable; sisters- and brothers-in-law Leslie and Jay Tomlinson, Trish and Mike Barnes, and Michael Venable; and many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him dearly.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence "Bud" and Myrtie Welch.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the St. Teresa’s Booster Club, 5600 Main St., Kansas City, Mo., 64113.


Published Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Robert Franklin Kidwell Sr., 71, of Cornelius, N.C., died Monday, June 27, 2005, in the Harris Hospice Unit of Presbyterian Hospital.

Services will be at noon Thursday, June 30, at Christ Community Church with Pastor Jack Homesley officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Raymer Funeral Home in Huntersville, N.C. Burial will be at Mount Zion Community Cemetery.

Mr. Kidwell was born June 21, 1934, in Columbia to Marie B. Kidwell of Columbia and the late Patrick John Kidwell.

He was a member of Christ Community Church, where he taught Sunday school. Mr. Kidwell was a veteran, serving the country during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Renee T. Kidwell; children Robert Kidwell Jr., Kay Rosenwasser, Robbie L. Kidwell, Becky L. Kidwell and Billy Joe Kidwell; eight grandchildren; brothers Donald and Tom Kidwell; and sisters Nancy Buckert and Janet Crimm.

Memorials may be made to the Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Raymer Funeral Home is serving the family.


Published Sunday, July 3, 2005

Winfert Glenn "Winn" Simpson, 48, of Columbia passed away Thursday, June 30, 2005, at University Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Raymond Hayes officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., with burial immediately following the services at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Winn (W.G.) was born July 26, 1956, in Kansas City to Venetia Allen Simpson and Charles Simpson. He graduated from Hickman High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia College in social work. He worked for the Juvenile Systems and later found a career as a surgical technician. He spent most of his life in Columbia and lived in Las Vegas for two years.

He was a member of the Methodist Men at St. Luke UMC and also served on the Usher Board. He was a devout church member. Winn enjoyed working with people, and he loved to travel. He possessed an enchanting gift of engaging people and had many friends.

Survivors include his stepfather, James Blythe of Columbia; his uncle and aunt, Charles and Carolyn Allen of Columbia; cousins Chris Allen and Chanel Allen of Columbia; aunt Grace Gooden and uncle Mark Simpson, both of Texas; aunts Gail Rowles and Marsha Young, both of Kansas City; and several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his maternal grandmother, Felice Allen; and his paternal grandparents.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 204 E. Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Warren Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Published Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Reuben T. Jacobs Jr., 68, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2005, at Lake of the Ozarks.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Memorial Funeral Home, with the Rev. Neal Lassinger officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Jacobs was born April 2, 1937, in Columbia to Reuben T. Jacobs Sr. and Vera Mae Bandy Jacobs. He was a lifelong Columbia resident. He attended Lee Elementary School and Jefferson Junior High School and graduated from Hickman High School in 1955. Reuben continued his studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Lincoln University.

On Aug. 26, 1962, he married Deanna Pace in Columbia. Mr. Jacobs was employed by the United States Postal Service until his retirement in 2001. He was recently employed part time at Regions Bank. A lifelong sports fan, he coached Little League Baseball and soccer and was an avid MU supporter, following the Tigers in all sports and holding MU basketball tickets for more than four decades.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Deanna Jacobs; two sons, Reuben Travis Jacobs of Columbia and Dru Pace Jacobs of St. Louis; six brothers and sisters, Bandy Jacobs and wife Jean of Columbia, Russell Jacobs and wife Muriel of Glendale, Calif., Mary Kathryn Sells and husband O.V. of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Betty Aufranc and husband Curt of Columbia, Vera Coats and husband Russ of Lake Wales, Fla., and Dorothy Hatfield of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard Jacobs.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo., 65205; St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105; or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Reuben will be remembered as an outgoing, gregarious individual who had numerous friends and was well-known by many in the community. He was a man with a huge heart, an attentive husband and a loving father.


Published Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Donald Lee "Duke" Kidwell, 72, of Columbia passed away Monday, July 11, 2005, in Columbia.

Services with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14, at Memorial Funeral Home, with an Elks Lodge service at 9:45 a.m. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. There will be a private burial at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Kidwell was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Boone County to John Patterson and Marie Brooks Kidwell. On Aug. 28, 1959, he married Juanita Fite in Columbia, and she survives. He served as a corporal on the Cruiser St. Paul in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He managed Eastgate Party Shop from 1974 to 1999. He was a member of American Legion Post 202, VFW Post 280 and a member and past exalted ruler of the Columbia Elks Lodge. He was a past Columbia’s Citizen of the Year and was the honoree for Cancer Research Center’s 2005 Jim Kidwell Memorial Gala.

Survivors include his mother, Marie Kidwell of Columbia; a daughter, Brenda Baker; and a granddaughter, Andi Baker, both of Columbia; a brother, Tom Kidwell of Midway; two sisters, Nancy Burkett of Lexington, Ky., and Janet Crimm of Fults, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and four brothers: Bob, Buddy, Jim and John Kidwell.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Dr., Columbia, Mo., 65201, or Option Care Missouri River Hospice, 1410 Heriford Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.


Published in the Kansas City Star on 7/15/2005.

Robert (Bob) Baker, 73, died at St. Joseph Health Center, July 13, 2005. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 16 at 2 p.m. at the Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS.

Born March 23, 1932 in Kansas City, son of Robert Blume and Justina Early Baker (both deceased), Bob grew up in Columbia, MO, graduating from MU with a BA and MA in Art and receiving a certificate of completion from the Parsons School of Design in NY.

He began his interior design career with Edward Keith Interiors, later moving to Thomas Price Interiors before opening Robert Baker Interiors in various venues in K.C. Bob was very active designing the interiors of many home, public and commercial projects and he received many awards and much acclaim for his work.

Bob is survived by an aunt, Uldine Petry of Crawfordsvill, IN; a brother, William; two nieces, Martha Baker Woods and Elizabeth Baker Pugh of California; a nephew of Cleveland, OH; and four grand nieces and nephews, Katy and Robert Woods and Rebekah and Jonathan Baker.

The family requests that contributions be made to the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City. (Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, 913-631-5566)

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Published Thursday, July 21, 2005

Doris Ellen Mountjoy, 76, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 22, at First Christian Church, with Dr. John Yonker officiating. Private burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Mountjoy was born Dec. 9, 1928, in Columbia to W.I. and Clara Morganthaler McBride. She was a 1947 graduate of Hickman High School and 1949 graduate of Christian College. On Aug. 14, 1949, she married Robert Ray Mountjoy in Columbia, and he survives. She was employed with Allen’s Florist as a designer and later was employed for 20 years with Farm & Home Savings and Loan. She was a member of First Christian Church, where she served as a deacon. She was a member of the same bridge club for more than 30 years and an avid tennis player; she loved the outdoors and the Lake of the Ozarks. Doris enjoyed the time spent with her family, especially at the holidays.

Survivors also include her children, Michael Mountjoy and wife Janet, David Mountjoy and wife Diane, and Lynn Hall, all of Columbia, and Terry Burkett and husband Russ of Hallsville; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Mountjoy Mott of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Pat McGill of Des Moines, Iowa; a brother, Jim McBride of St. Louis; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Wayne Mountjoy.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Central Missouri Humane Society, 616 Big Bear Blvd., Columbia, Mo., 65202, or the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo., 65203.


Published Tuesday, July 26, 2005

John Paul Rackers, 26, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 21, 2005, at his home in St. Charles.

A memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 29, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1115 Locust St., with Father Edwin Cole officiating. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery.

John was born Nov. 7, 1978, in Lincoln, Neb., the son of Patrick and Claudia Rackers.

The family moved to Columbia in 1993. John was a graduate of Hickman High School, attended the University of Missouri and entered the field of retail sales, specializing in electronics and computers. His work included positions with Circuit City in Columbia and Ultimate Electronics in the St. Louis area, where he was recognized for his outstanding sales achievements.

John’s hobbies included enjoying and collecting music and movies, watching the St. Louis Cardinals, and barbecuing with friends, as well as keeping up with the latest in electronics technology.

Survivors include his parents, Patrick and Claudia Rackers of Columbia; a sister, Janelle Lutz and husband Rich of Columbia and their children, Hannah, Joseph, Leah, and an expected new baby; two brothers, Joseph Rackers and wife Marina of Columbia, S.C., and Jacob Rackers of Columbia; two uncles and their wives, John and Doreen Swenson of Fulton and Michael and Mary Swenson of Jefferson City; 10 cousins; and many close friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 1001 Stadium Blvd., Columbia, Mo., 65201, in memory of John’s love of children.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Funeral Service.


Published Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Aline N. Goodrick, 85, of Columbia passed away Monday, July 25, 2005, at her home surrounded by her family.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Memorial Funeral Home, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Goodrick was born May 26, 1920, in Boone County to Charles and Aletha Heath Sprague. On June 3, 1948, she married Robert Goodrick in Columbia, and he survives. She was a graduate of Hickman High School. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

Other survivors include a son, Gary Cannaday of Columbia; one brother, Gene Sprague of Columbia; three grandchildren, Shannon Dietzel and Carrie Cannaday-Adams, both of Columbia, and Christopher Cannaday of Oklahoma City; four great-grandchildren, Andrea Dietzel, Gary Dietzel, Hannah Dietzel and Emma Rose Adams, all of Columbia; and loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings, Ralph Sprague, Clyde Sprague, Vera Cummins, Melva Hatton and Norma Sprague.


Published Friday, July 29, 2005

Raymond Washington Wright III, 60, of Kansas City, formerly of Columbia, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at his home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel in Kansas City, with visitation at 9 a.m. Burial will be at Clark Fork Cemetery in Columbia.

Survivors include his life partner, Mary Gatewell; two brothers; one stepsister; one uncle; two nephews; two nieces; and a host of cousins and numerous friends.


Published Saturday, July 30, 2005

Robert William Martin, 45, of Columbia died Thursday, July 28, 2005, at University Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at Woodcrest Chapel, with visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church. A private burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Bob was born March 16, 1960, in Seattle to Dr. Richard and Carole Martin. He graduated from Hickman High School and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University. He received a master’s degree in business from the University of Colorado. He married Cheryl Mehle on July 24, 1982, in Columbia, and she survives.

Bob was an active member of Woodcrest Chapel. He served as treasurer on the board of K-Life, an interdenominational Christian ministry for youths. He lived his faith every day.

Bob was an owner-operator of McDonald’s Restaurants and president of Martin Restaurants Inc. He was also past president of the Central Missouri advertising co-op for McDonald’s and served on the McDonald’s Regional Leadership team. Bob was a former member of the Columbia Public Schools Foundation board.

At the age of 18, he was named the outstanding sailor for a six-state area by the Central States Sailing Association. He restored vintage British sports cars and was the current national champion, E-type, for the Jaguar Clubs of North America. Bob enjoyed snow skiing, cycling, and golfing. He also loved throwing Frisbees to his black Lab, Brooke.

Above all, Bob loved and valued his family. In addition to his wife, Cheryl, he is survived by twin daughters, Lauren and Lindsay of Columbia. He also is survived by his parents, of Columbia; a brother, Mike Martin and his wife, Bonnie, of Columbia, S.C.; his parents-in-law, Doug and Lyn Mehle of Columbia; a brother-in-law, Mark Mehle and his wife, Kate, and three daughters, Molly, Susie and Katharine, of Columbia.

Memorial donations may be sent to K-Life, 1507 Mills Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203, or Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities, 1001 Stadium Blvd. E., Columbia, Mo., 65201.


Published Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Ronald Dudley Parmer, 64, of Columbia passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at his home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, at Parker Funeral Service with the Rev. Michael Keith officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Parmer was born July 5, 1941, in Boone County to Dudley and Cecil Forbis Parmer.

He was a graduate of Hickman High School. He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Parmer enjoyed woodworking and was a very loving husband.

He was a member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, Handy Mans Club, vice grand and member of IOOF Lodge and a member of Teamsters Local No. 883.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis, and a stepdaughter, Debbie Morris, both of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be given to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.


Published Sunday, August 14, 2005

Glenn Harrison Bennett, 73, of Columbia died Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at Nashville Cemetery in Sapp.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.

Mr. Bennett was born March 15, 1932, to William H. and Mary E. Davis Bennett in Boone County. On April 11, 1953, he married Florence Nadine Crane in Ashland, and she survives.

He was a member of Nashville Baptist Church. Glenn enjoyed all sports, especially St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

His many hobbies included fishing, bowling and playing guitar.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Gregory N. Bennett of Columbia; a daughter, Kimberly A. Rose of Lowery City; a brother, H. Gene Bennett of Columbia; a sister, Violet Canole of Columbia; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters.

Memorial donations may be sent to Nashville Cemetery, in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.


Published Sunday, August 28, 2005

Raymond R. "Rudy" Hartley passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at Loma Linda VA Hospital.

Services were held Monday, Aug. 22, at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary in Bakersfield, Calif.

Rudy retired from the Air Force as a master sergeant. He served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam.

Rudy is survived by his sons, David of Indio, Calif., and Michael of Palm Desert, Calif.; a sister, Carmen Neely and husband Gerald of Overland Park, Kan.; a brother, Herman Hartley of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.

Rudy was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; his daughter, Dawn Lenee; an older brother, Russell; and his parents, Ora Dell and Luther Hartley.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and other caregivers at Loma Linda VA Hospital and the Redland Health Care Center.


Published Monday, August 22, 2005

Sondra M. Reynolds, 73, of Columbia died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at University Hospital after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church, 2600 Locust Grove Church Road. Visitiation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Burial will be at Locust Grove Cemetery.
Sondra was born May 13, 1932, in Midway to Alva N. and Viola Dodson Caruthers. She graduated from Hickman High School in 1950 and married her high school sweetheart, James L. Reynolds, on Feb. 13, 1954, and he survives.

Sondra worked at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the adult education department before staying at home and raising her daughters. She was later employed with McConnell’s Plantland, Midway Arms and Tuesday Morning gift shop. She loved gardening, cultivating day lilies, being outdoors and spending time with her nine grandchildren.

Survivors also include four daughters, Pam and Jim Clark and granddaughter Jamie of Columbia; Brenda and Bob Sexton and grandsons Christopher and Colin of Newburgh, Ind.; Darla and Tim West and grandsons Daniel, Curtis, Andrew and Spencer of Dubuque, Iowa; and Tricia and John Foulke and granddaughter Kaylee and grandson Charlie of Peculiar; three brothers, Norris and Sue Caruthers of Columbia; W.A. "Dub" and Eula Caruthers of Hallsville; and Earl and Mariea Caruthers of Columbia; one sister, Marcella and Bobby Roberts of Columbia; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother, Madison.

Memorials may be made to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, 115 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia.


Published Monday, August 22, 2005

Audley L. Sapp, 82, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Lenoir Healthcare.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Memorial Funeral Home with visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at Little Bonne Femme Cemetery.

Mr. Sapp was born Feb. 10, 1923, in Boone County to C. H. and Reta Homsley Sapp. On April 25, 1946, he married Dorothy B. Strobel in Columbia, and she preceded him in death May 7, 1996.

He was a 1942 graduate of Hickman High School. He served with the U. S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with two stars.

He was a member of IBEW Local No. 2. Audley enjoyed dancing and until last year danced several times a week.

Survivors include two children, John H. Sapp and Peggy Plummer and husband Russ, all of Columbia; a sister, Joella Henry of Columbia; three grandchildren, John Johnson of Ashland, Chris Sapp of San Antonio and Cathy Plummer of Houston; and three great-grandchildren, Ben Johnson, Cameron Sapp and Colby Sapp.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Roscoe Sapp.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.


Published Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Billie Gene Pringle, 55, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at Fitzgibbon Hospital, in Marshall, Missouri.

Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Edwin Cole officiating.

Ms. Pringle was born Feb. 22, 1950, in Columbia to Oran Allan and Billie G. Hansen Pringle.

She was a 1969 graduate of Hickman High School.

Survivors include her parents of Columbia; her maternal grandmother, Ada Yoakum of Hamilton; and three siblings, Oran Allan Pringle III of Rolla, James Robert Pringle of Columbia and Rebecca Ann Pringle of Independence.


Published Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Leslie D. Hammond, 62, of Lafayette, Ind., died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Soller-Baker Funeral Home, 400 Twyckenham Blvd. in Lafayette. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Lafayette.

He was born July 16, 1943, in Columbia. He graduated from Hickman High School and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. He married Tina S. Oliver on July 24, 1984, in Columbia, and she survives.

Mr. Hammond lived in Lafayette for the past four years, moving from Georgia. He had previously lived in Lafayette. He was the operations manager for Purdue Union Club Hotel for the past four years. He previously worked as a manager and inspector for Best Western.

Mr. Hammond was the vice chairman of the Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee at Purdue University, as well as a certified hotel administrator. He was an Eagle Scout.

Survivors also include his mother, Virginia L. Hammond of Lafayette; one son, Hogan Mark Hammond of Fort Worth, Texas; a stepdaughter, Velvet R. Kaplan of Fort Worth; a stepson, Joe Misner and wife Sharon of Fishers, Ind.; a brother, Charles K. Hammond and wife Susan of Tucson, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie F. Hammond.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Ill., 60674.


Published Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Donald Lee Fick, 74, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at his home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Memorial Funeral Home with visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Fick was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Illinois. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1948. He was stationed in Europe while serving in the U. S. Army. On June 30, 1972, he married Carolyn Baker in Columbia. He worked at American Press (CCS) in Columbia for over 30 years. He later worked part time for Frito-Lay. He was a member of Christian Chapel.

He enjoyed walking with his friends at the mall in the mornings.

Survivors include a daughter, Darla Dorward and husband Don of Columbia; two grandchildren, Kristina and Shayne Dorward of Columbia; a brother, Richard Fick and wife Mary Ann of Huntington Beach, Calif.; three nieces, Glenda, Mary Pat and Laura; and three nephews, Bill, Tom and Bob.


Published Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Carl Ray "Hawk" Robinson, 56, of Columbia passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at University Hospital as a result of a farming accident.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Rocheport Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Robinson was born May 4, 1949, in Columbia to Wallace Reid and Mae Dean Nichols Robinson.

He was a 1968 graduate of Hickman High School.

On June 12, 1970, he married Bev Hannah in Ashland, and she survives. He served with the U.S. Army in Korea.

Hawk was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and deer farming.

Other survivors include his mother, Mae Dean Robinson of Columbia; two children, Carl Ray Robinson Jr. and Lance William Robinson and wife Jennifer, all of Columbia; three sisters, Anna Baker, his twin, Carmen Brown and Irene Ethington, all of Columbia; two grandchildren, Austin William and Angela Nicole; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and his daughter, Angela Lynn Robinson.


Published Saturday, September 10, 2005

Robert "Bobby" Neal Brock Jr., 46, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at his home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Calvary Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Frederick Thayer and the Rev. Dawn-Victoria Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Brock was born Aug. 25, 1959, in Wilmington, N.C., to Robert N. Brock Sr. and Margaret Grace Broom Brock. He was a 1977 graduate of Hickman High School and graduated from Columbia College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1989. He was employed with MBS Textbook Exchange Inc. for 24 years. On July 25, 1992, he married Catherine Rievley in Columbia, and she survives. Later, he married Sherry Hampton on Oct. 18, 2003, in Columbia. He was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church.

Survivors include his parents; his wife; one child, Spencer Brock; two stepsons, Nathaniel Sievert and Andrew Gwinn; two sisters, Sharon Sessions and husband Gerald and their children, Jonathan and Sara, and Susan Daniel and her children, Sean Daniel and Jennifer Sirois and her husband, Shaun, and their daughter, Jordan; brother-in-law Lon Daniel, all of Columbia; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leroy and Margaret Hampton of Williamsburg; a brother-in-law, Willie Hampton and wife Amy of Fulton; three sisters-in-law, Mary Hampton of Farmington, Dorothy Watson of Desloge and Linda Hampton of Sullivan; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Brock Children Scholarship Fund, in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia Mo., 65202.


Published Sunday, September 11, 2005

Patricia Eichelberger Stegner, 56, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Blue Ridge Bible Church in Kansas City, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the cemetery in Pilot Grove.

Pat graduated from Hickman High School in 1967 and was the daughter of Rayburn and Edna Eichelberger.


Published Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Harold C. "Bo" Edwards, 86, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Missouri United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jim Bryan officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the church parlor. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Edwards was born Jan. 3, 1919, in Columbia to Estill L. and Estelle Deere Edwards. On Jan. 21, 1945, he married Jane R. Ridgway in Columbia, and she survives.

Bo was a 1938 graduate of Hickman High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1947. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Coast Guard, stateside. Mr. Edwards had been a teacher of boating, sailing, Red Cross at Stephens College from 1946 to 1947. He was a manager of Stephens College Country Club from 1947 to 1950. He was also a teacher of industrial arts and physical education in Jefferson City and Columbia Public Schools from 1947 to 1954. He was a coach for the Hickman High School tennis and golf teams. He was proud of defeating Pete Atkins’ Centralia football team when he was Hickman’s B team coach.

He was the executive director of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Missouri from 1954 to 1981. He was also with the Alumni Office, University of Missouri, from 1981 to 1983. He was with Financial Development, Missouri Military Academy, from 1983 to 1984. He was a member of Missouri United Methodist Church and the church’s finance committee member. He was the past coordinator of Central Missouri Traffic Safety. He was on the Rotary Executive Board from 1975 to1977 and 1979 to 1981; Columbia Safety Council; Walters-Boone County Historical Society, where he served as past president; Friends of Rusk board member; Junior Chamber of Commerce, where he also served as past president; Missouri Association of Executives; Meals On Wheels executive board; and a member of the dedication ceremony committee for the new Boone County Courthouse. He was post commander for the American Legion from 1977 to 1978. Bo received the Tourism Volunteer of the Year Award in 1992 from the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Other survivors include a son, Bryce Edwards and wife Lisa of Columbia; two grandchildren, Blake and Alex Edwards; and a sister, Dorothy Stuber of Chesterfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mildred Gaines and Elma D. Edwards; and a brother, E.L. Edwards.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Palliative Care Program, in care of Boone Hospital Center, 1600 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65201.


Published Thursday, September 15, 2005

Victor V. Smith, 88, of Jefferson City died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at St. Marys Health Center.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Cathedral of Saint Joseph, with the Rev. Robert A. Kurwicki officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Entombment with military honors will be at Resurrection Mausoleum.
He was born Oct. 1, 1916, in Columbia, the son of Willis and Frankie Strode Smith.

He was married on June 14, 1938, in Jefferson City to Lucille Helen Abel, who survives at the home.

A 1935 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, Mr. Smith served with the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.

He was employed in earlier years with Central Dairy and later as a pipe fitter with Missouri Power and Light Co. for 23 years.

He was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral, Men’s Sodality, Roy Sone Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1003 and a former member of the board of directors of Cole County Volunteer Fire Protection District.

Other survivors include one son, Dr. Mickey C. Smith and his wife, Mary, of Oxford, Miss.; two grandchildren, Dr. Phillip Smith of Germantown, Tenn., and Rebecca Smith of Columbus, Miss.; three great-grandchildren, Jason Smith, Mallory Smith and Daniel Smith, all of Germantown; two brothers-in-law, Fred Abel and his wife, Ruby, of Wichita, Kan., and William Eggen of Jefferson City; and three sisters-in-law, Rosemary Henderson and Betty Pratt, both of Jefferson City; and Georgia Abel of Pasadena, Texas.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Fay, and three brothers, Harry Smith, Charles Smith and Roy Smith.

Memorials are suggested to Helias Foundation, P.O. Box 694, Jefferson City, Mo., 65102-0694, or St. Joseph Cathedral, 2301 W. Main St. Jefferson City, Mo., 65109.

Those wishing to send condolences or tributes to the family may do so at www.dulletrimble.com.


Published Thursday, September 15, 2005

Dorothy Mae Hill Rice, 81, of Hallsville passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Columbia Healthcare.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rice was born April 8, 1924, in Columbia to Ronald D. and Sadie L. Pauley Canole. On Nov. 3, 1945, she married Donald Hill in Iola, Kan., and he preceded her in death. Later, she married Ellis Rice on Aug. 15, 1992, in Vandalia, and he also preceded her in death. She was employed with the city of Columbia for 27 years. Dorothy was a member of Hallsville Baptist Church and the Fabulous Fifties.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law, Violet Canole and Pat Canole, both of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings, Dean Canole, Virgil Canole, Ronald Canole, Floyd Canole, Raymond Canole and Beatrice Canole.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Community Hospices of America, 3600 I-70 Drive S.E., Columbia, Mo., 65201.


Published in The Oklahoman on 9/18/2005.

Don T. Kirkham, 82, Lt. Col., USAF, (Retired) of Midwest City, OK, formerly of Olive Branch, died Thursday, September 15, 2005, at Specialty Hospital in Midwest City.

He was born in Olive Branch on June 15, 1923, the son of the late Don I. and Alice Chandler Kirkham.

He retired as a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force as a fighter pilot and flew 50 missions in a P-38 over Germany in World War II, and flew an F-86 in Korea and a DC-3 in Vietnam. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Selma, Alabama, the Moose Lodge, the Military Officer Club and Corpus Christi, Texas, V.F.W. Post #2397.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Frances Downs Kirkham and Alice Orchard Kirkham, his sisters, Audrey Milan, Shirley Parker, and Virginia Crumbless, and his brother, Dr. William R. Kirkham.

Mr. Kirkham is survived by his wife, Dellavee Kirkham, of Midwest City; sisters, Ruth Novello, of Hickory, NC and Alice Franks of Ballwin, MO; brother, Wendell Kirkham of Hickory, NC; special niece, Sharon Denise Little of Oklahoma City; several step children, step grand and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Among his family and friends, Mr. Kirkham was known as an avid inventor and traveler. He was loved as a joy to be around, and never met a stranger.

Visitation is at the Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo, where friends may call from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 24. Funeral services for Mr. Kirkham will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 24, at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo with Dr. Larry L. Potts officiating. Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery in Olive Branch, with military honors offered by the Pulaski County Memorial V.F.W. Post #8891 of Mounds, and the U.S. Air Force.


Published Tuesday, September 20, 2005

James Gilbert Smith Jr., 66, of New Franklin died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in New Franklin.

He was born July 31, 1939, in Ashland to James G. Smith Sr. and Merle Nichols Smith.

He married Shirley Lancaster in January 1961 in Columbia. He was a rural mail carrier and a member of Huntsdale Baptist Church. He was a member of the Greater St. Louis Archaeological Society, American Angus Association and New Franklin Lions Club and an avid coin collector and outdoorsman. He wrote a book, "Coonhounds & Coon Hunters of Central Missouri, 1920s Through 1980," and published articles in hunting magazines "Full Cry" and "American Cooner."

Survivors include his mother, Merle L. Smith of Columbia; wife Shirley Smith of New Franklin; son Frederick Smith of Nelson; daughter Sandra Page of New Franklin; brother Larry D. Smith of Ashland; sister Rose Baker of Eugene; four grandchildren, Amanda Wilson of Arlington, Texas, and Jessica Page, Lauren Page and Kayla Page, all of New Franklin; and several nieces and nephews.


Published Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Sherry Ann Falls, 48, of Columbia died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, in Columbia.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Second Baptist Church, 401 E. Broadway. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 12 E. Ash St. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born July 27, 1957, in Columbia to William and Helen Sheley.

She graduated from Hickman High School. She was a member of Second Baptist Church, the adult choir and Willing Workers. She was employed at University Hospital.

Survivors include her parents; five brothers, Rodney Sheley of Brooklyn, N.Y., and David Carl Sheley, Dale Sheley, Darly Sheley and William Lawson, all of Columbia; two sisters, Myra Sheley Gardner and Erin Kay Campbell, both of Columbia; an aunt; two uncles; and several nieces and nephews.


Published Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Thelma Hedrick, 89, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at South Hampton Place.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Hedrick was born June 19, 1916, in Columbia to Joshua Denmore and Lula Petty Fenton.

She was a 1934 graduate of Hickman High School. She attended Rosenthal Business School, the University of Missouri-Columbia and passed the state Board of Cosmetology in 1936.

She married Tasso L. Potter in 1934 and later married H. M. "Hank" Hedrick in 1974, and he preceded her in death.

She worked at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center for 35½ years as the accountant in charge of business services.

She was a member of United Methodist Church; a member of American Legion Auxiliary No. 202; a past president of Military Order of the Cootie Auxiliary; a life member and past president of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post No. 208; a life member and past president of Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary; and a member of the Rebekah Lodge since 1944.

She volunteered at Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital and the Cancer Research Center.

Survivors include a son, T. L. Potter II and his wife, Candace, of Columbia; a grandson, Troy Lee Potter; and two great-grandchildren, Tanner Lee and Trey Glen.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Happy Tails, 3818 Blue Cedar Lane, Columbia, Mo., 65203; or Community Hospice of America, 3600 I-70 Drive S.E., Columbia, Mo., 65201.


Published Sunday, October 16, 2005

Gary M. Walden, 47, of Columbia died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at University Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home. The memorial service offered by Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers) will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Unity Center of Columbia, 1600 W. Broadway.

Gary was born Oct. 23, 1957, in Columbia to Fred M. and Vernice Pauley Walden. He was a member and very active with the Columbia Friends Meeting. Art was very important to him, and he enjoyed painting and writing. He did fundraising activities for various charitable organizations, particularly American Diabetes Association and the annual CROP Walk.

Survivors include his mother, Vernice Walden of Columbia, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents, Robert and Edna Pauley and Tom and Allene Walden.

Memorial contributions are suggested to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, Va., 22038.


Published Sunday, October 23, 2005

Forrest F. Crane, 87, of Cape Coral, Fla., died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005.

Memorial services will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany in Cape Coral.

Forrest was born April 11, 1918, in Columbia to Cecil and Lena Crane. Forrest was a graduate of the University of Missouri and was an avid fan of the Mizzou Tigers.

He was a naval aviator in World War II and served as a commander in the Naval Reserve until 1978. He was a member of the Church of the Epiphany and enjoyed singing in the choir and playing golf.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Isla Mae (Kitty) of Cape Coral; his son, John Crane and wife Joy of E. Longmeadow, Mass.; his daughter, Joy Alexander and husband William of Cape Coral; brother William K. Crane of Kansas City; six granchildren, Alisa Biache, W. Brock, David F., and John R. Alexander and Justin and Chelsea Crane.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Church of the Epiphany, 2507 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, Fla., 33904.

Arrangements are by the Metz Funeral Chapel at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes and crematory of Cape Coral.


Published Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Cary G. Rowe, 56, of Broomfield, Colo., died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at Hospice of Boulder and Broomfield County in Louisville, Colo., of lung cancer.

The son of Hilton L. Rowe and Martha J. Richter Rowe-Morrill, he was born April 20, 1949, in Columbia. He married Christina Bauer on May 3, 1974, in Germany. They divorced. He married Cynthia K. Schell on April 14, 1984, in Boulder, Colo.

Mr. Rowe had lived in Broomfield since 1993. He previously resided in Boulder and Lafayette, Colo.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1972 and worked as a technician at Ball Aerospace in Boulder from 1978 until his retirement in 2005.

Mr. Rowe enjoyed art, photography, motorcycles, reading and building scale models. He was a fan of the University of Missouri Tigers, the Denver Broncos and NASCAR.

Survivors include his wife, of Broomfield; a son, Joshua L. Rowe of Arvada, Colo.; a daughter, Jessica R. Rowe of Broomfield; his father, of Centralia; his mother, of Boulder; and two sisters, Brenda J. Rowe-Bricker of Boulder and Stephanie Row-Deis of Kansas City.


Published Thursday, October 27, 2005

Nathaniel C. Ficklin, 91, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at Wildwood Care Center in Madison.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Columbia Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. at Parker Funeral Service.

Mr. Ficklin was born June 1, 1914, in Columbia to Nathaniel C. and Elizabeth Toalson Ficklin.

He married Annette Clark, and she preceded him in death.

N.C. and Annette owned the Cottage Record Shop in Columbia for more than 27 years. He was also a guitarist and after retirement went on to play in two presidential inaugurals. Mr. Ficklin retired from the University of Missouri Business Office.

Survivors include a son, Craig Ficklin of Murray, Utah; two grandchildren, Cord Ficklin and Camber Moulton, both of Oklahoma City; and a great-granddaughter, Caden Ficklin of Oklahoma City.


Published Saturday, October 29, 2005

Martha A. Stevinson Kilpatrick, 54, of Fulton died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, at Riverview Nursing Home in Mokane.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Martha graduated from Hickman High School. She was a member of Oakland Christian Church in Columbia.

She is survived by one daughter, Amy Campbell of Yuma, Ariz.; one uncle, Robert J. Stevinson of Fulton; one niece; and two nephews.


Published Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Homer D. Martin, 72, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Columbia, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, after a valiant battle with cancer.

He attended Hickman High School and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Local survivors include his mother, Lillian Swanson; brother John Martin; half-brother Mike Swanson; and half-sister Pat VanBooven, all of Columbia.

Memorials are suggested to cancer research.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ninde Garden Chapel and below is Homer's obituary provided by Ninde Garden.

Martin, Homer D., 72, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2005 after a valiant battle with cancer.

He was born on November 27, 1932 in Green City, MO to Frank and Lillian Martin (Swanson).  He attended Hickman High School in Columbia, MO and graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Homer served in the United States Marine Corps and also as a pilot for the U.S. Navy.  He married Suzann Carey, his wife of 48 years, on August 17, 1958.

Homer and Suzann moved to Tulsa in 1967 where he eventually owned and operated a medical supply business.

He was involved in various orgnaizations:  Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Masons and Visiting Nurse Association.  Homer never met a stranger; he will be missed by his friends and the countless people he met through church and various business ventures.

Homer is survived by his beloved wife, Suzann; son and daughter-in-law Daniel and Elizabeth Martin, of Tulsa; daughter and son-in-law, Carey and Darren Murphy, of Grayslake, IL; 4 grandchildren, Sarah and Roby Martin, Katie and Brandon Murphy.  He also leaves behind his mother; Lillian Swanson, of Columbia, MO; brothers, Sam Martin, of Colorado Springs, CO and John Martin, of Columbia, MO; half brother, Mike Swanson, of Columbia, MO and half sister, Pat VanBooven, of Columbia, MO.

Those who wish are invited to contribute to Cancer Research.

Homer’s memorial service was held 1:00 P.M. Monday, October 24, 2005 at Boston Avenue Methodist Church.  Ninde Garden Chapel, 918- 742-5556.
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Published by The Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville.com

WICKER Elizabeth - Jane Wicker, 51 of Ponte Vedra Beach, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on October 28, 2005.

She was born April 11, 1954 in Columbia, Missouri and moved to Jacksonville in 1985 from Charleston, S.C. Jane received her B.A. from the University of Georgia and her M.B.A. from the University of North Florida.

She was a member of Palm's Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville Beach.

Family members include her husband, Robert H. Wicker; son, John Fleming Wily of Neptune Beach; stepchildren, Jon Wicker of Ponte Vedra Beach, David Wicker of Neptune Beach and Robin Croft of Atlanta, GA; sisters, Margaret Andrews of Kennett, Missouri and Nancy Workman of Columbia, Missouri and 4 stepgrandchildren.

A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 1st in the Palm's Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Dr. Thomas Walker and the Reverend Carol DiGiusto, officiating. Following the memorial service, a reception will be held atthe QuinnShalz, A Family Funeral Home. Private family committal services will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heifer International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203, www.heifer.org, the Mayo Foundation Jacksonville, Cancer Research, 4500 San Pablo, Jacksonville, FL 32224 or to the American Cancer Society, 2850 Isabella Blvd., Suite #20, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.


Published Friday, November 4, 2005

Virginia L. Etheridge, 86, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at Lenoir Healthcare.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at First Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Etheridge was born Dec. 17, 1918, in Clinton County to James Hamilton and Jessie Watson Larue. About two years later, she and her mother moved to Columbia, where the latter was for many years housemother at the Presbyterian Student Center. Virginia graduated from Hickman High School with the Class of 1936 and finished studies also at the Rosenthal School of Commerce in Columbia.

On Jan. 31, 1953, she was married to Edward Bruce Etheridge. She worked for many years at Shelter Insurance, formerly MFA, serving as secretary to two presidents of the organization before retiring in 1988.

At the time of her death, Mrs. Etheridge was the oldest member in date - since 1928 - of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia and in 2003 had received the Presbyterian Women’s Award for Lifetime Service. She was a strong supporter of the University of Missouri and will be remembered, notably, for having endowed the purchase of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s second team of Missouri mules. She had many private interests, including the activities of the Audubon Society, the growing of day lilies, and the keeping of cats.

Mrs. Etheridge is survived by her husband, residing in Zimbabwe; a sister, Florence Stegner of Joplin; a cousin, James Roberts of St. Joseph; and a sister-in-law, Fanny Etheridge Milodragovich of Missoula, Mont.

Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church in Columbia.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Funeral Service.


Published Friday, November 11, 2005

Roland Paul "Doak" Walker, 70, of Hartsburg passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Peace United Church of Christ in Hartsburg, with visitation after the service.

Roland was born Dec. 20, 1934, in Hartsburg, the son of Dorsey Elton Walker and Hildagarde Wilhemina Fromm Walker. He was married Oct. 14, 1961, in Independence to Rose Bradshaw Walker.

Roland graduated from Hickman High School in 1952. He played on Hickman’s 1951 football, basketball and track teams. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956 and was honorably discharged. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1961 with a degree in business and public administration. He graduated from the MU School of Law in 1965 with a juris doctorate.

He practiced law in Columbia from 1965 to 2003 with his partner and friend Art Oliver in the firm of Oliver, Walker LLC, remaining as of counsel with Oliver, Walker & Wilson until his death.

Roland was past president of Booneslick Kiwanis Club in Columbia; past president of the Swim Club in Columbia; past president of Daniel Boone Little League in Columbia; past president of the board of directors of Lenoir Community and Healthcare Systems in Columbia; deacon, elder and past president of the board of Broadway Christian Church in Columbia; member and past president of United Church of Christ in Hartsburg; member of the church and ministry committee of United Church of Christ of the western district of the Missouri Mid-South Conference; member of the board of the American Alzheimer’s Association; past president of the Boone County Bar Association; past city attorney of Ashland; past city attorney of Hartsburg; member of the Hartsburg American Legion No. 424; past chairman of the board of adjustments of Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission; member of the committee establishing planning and zoning regulations; member of the advisory board of Boone County National Bank, south county branch, in Ashland.

Survivors include his wife, Rose; three children: Kay Frier, husband Dave and children Matt and Caroline, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Ellen Kesterman, husband Jim and children Walker, Jamie and Trenton, all of Hartsburg; and John Walker and wife Audrey and child Rose, all of Fraser, Colo.; and one brother, Elton Walker and wife Betty of Golden, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Maurine Nichols.

Memorial contributions are suggested to ALS Association, Keith Worthington Chapter, 1721 W. Elfindale, Suite 101, Springfield, Mo., 65807, or to Peace United Church of Christ, Hartsburg, Mo., 65039.


Published Monday, November 14, 2005

Virginia Lee Edwards Vossen, 83, of Jefferson City died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at Capital Region Medical Center.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at St. Peter Catholic Church, with the Rev. James M. Smith officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Jefferson City, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Entombment will be at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

She was born on May 20, 1922, in Columbia, the daughter of William Ira and Helen Elizabeth March Edwards.

Mrs. Vossen retired in 1987 as an administrative assistant for the State Agency for Surplus Property. She also worked for the Missouri Department of Revenue and the Public Service Commission.

She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and St. Marys Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include one daughter and her husband, Barbara and Farrell Germann; three grandchildren, Greg and Lori Bruce of Jefferson City, Michael Bruce of Atlanta, and Angie and D.J. Johnson of Jefferson City; four great-grandsons; and one sister, Joyce Walker of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Kay Rutledge; and one son-in-law, Ken Bruce.

Memorials are suggested to St. Peter Catholic Church, 216 Broadway St., Jefferson City, Mo., 65101; Carmelite Monastery, 2201 W. Main, Jefferson City, Mo., 65109; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Those wishing to send condolences or tributes to the family may do so at www.dulletrimble.com.


Published Sunday, November 20, 2005

Mary Jane Mendenhall, 85, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at United Missouri Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church.

Mary Jane was born to Ira and Myra McDonnell on March 24, 1920, at Boone County Hospital in Columbia. Mary Jane was a graduate of Hickman High School and the College of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri, where she also served on the national Alumni Advisory Committee. Mary Jane was a highly successful woman business owner, salesperson, developer, mother and friend.

On July 17, 1943, she married E. Hirst Mendenhall, her husband and partner in life, in Carlsbad, N.M., on the Army Air Corps base where Hirst was stationed before being sent overseas in World War II. She was mother to Richard and Thomas Mendenhall. Hirst and Mary Jane made Columbia their home, and together they joined her father, Ira, in the real estate business that had been in the family since 1894. They later formed Boone Realty Corp., which operates today as Columbia’s largest real estate firm, RE/MAX Boone Realty.

Mary Jane was a staple in the community and was proud to be an active citizen promoting growth and enhancement for all Columbians. Mary Jane and her husband were the developers of Quarry Heights subdivision and many others.

She aided in organizing the development of Columbia’s first shopping center, the Parkade Plaza, by meeting directly with J.C. Penney in the early ’60s.

She was a promoter of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park and the Boone County Historical Society in addition to many other philanthropic activities. Mary Jane was a loyal University of Missouri Tigers supporter and attended the basketball and football games and events.

She was a member of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the Columbia Pachyderms Club, a board member for United Missouri Methodist Church and the Women’s Society of Christian Service of the Methodist Church. She was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and past president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce auxiliary, Missouri Alumni Association, King’s Daughters and Altrusa, and was recognized as the Who’s Who for American Women in 1966. Additionally, she was inducted into the prestigious Phi Chi Theta business fraternity for women.

During her career in real estate, she was a dedicated volunteer of the Realtor organization, serving as the president of the Columbia Board of Realtors, president of the Missouri Women’s Council of Realtors and regional vice president of the National Women’s Council of Realtors and was inducted into the Omega Tau Rho real estate fraternity.

Mary Jane’s passion for the community and business was only second to the love she had for her family.

She is survived by her husband, E. Hirst Mendenhall; sons Richard and his wife, Denice, and Tom and his wife, Diane; and six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Mindy, Ford, Cindy, Christy and Cole.

Mary Jane was loved very much and will be missed.


Published Sunday, November 20, 2005

Annabel Dyer Schooling, 91, of Columbia died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Lenoir Healthcare Center.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Lenoir Chapel with Chaplain Sally Robinson officiating.

A private family burial will be held before the service.

Mrs. Schooling was born on Feb. 18, 1914, in Jackson, Ky., to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Riley McCallister but was raised in Columbus, Ga. The family moved to Columbia in 1930, where she attended school.

Mrs. Schooling married Dr. Albert Dyer in 1935, and he preceded her in death in 1975. She later married Dr. Herbert Schooling, chancellor emeritus of the University of Missouri, on May 31, 1979. He died on April 23, 1987.

Mrs. Schooling was a member of First Baptist Church, Kings Daughters, Jefferson Club, PEO, Friends of Music, MU Libraries, MU Museum Associates and the MU Antique Group. She was a volunteer at University Hospital for 17 years and for many years helped with Red Cross blood drives.

Mrs. Schooling is survived by a daughter, Jo Ann Dyer Ramos of Granada Hills, Calif., and a son, Larry Manning Dyer of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Erma Slankard of Bella Vista, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Ronald McDonald House or the charity of the donor’s choice.


Published Monday, November 21, 2005

Hartley Garrard Banks Jr., 73, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at his home in Callaway County.

Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted at noon Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, by the Rev. Dr. John Yonker at Columbia Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held at Parker Funeral Service from 1 to 3 p.m. following the ceremony and burial.

Mr. Banks was born July 31, 1932, in Columbia to Eugenia Owen Banks and Hartley Garrard Banks. He married Nancy Jo Wright of Cairo, Mo., on April 25, 1959.

Mr. Banks graduated from Hickman High School in 1950. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in business and public administration from the University of Missouri in 1954. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. In 1963, Mr. Banks graduated from the School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.

Mr. Banks served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany from 1954 to 1956. He graduated from Command and General Staff College of the U.S. Army in 1972. Mr. Banks retired from the Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel in 1992, on his 60th birthday.

After returning from Germany in 1956, Mr. Banks joined the family business as assistant vice president of Columbia Savings Bank, which later became First Bank of Commerce. Mr. Banks became president and chairman of the board of First Bank of Commerce in 1972. Mr. Banks also served on the board of directors of the Bank of St. Louis from 1971 to 1979. He retired from First Bank of Commerce in 1980, when it was sold to St. Louis Union Trust Company.

After retiring from banking, Mr. Banks began a career in real estate development. In 1982 he became president of Lake Woodrail Development Corp. and served in that capacity until 1996. He developed several real estate projects including Lake Woodrail, Southfork Lake and Pear Tree Village.

Mr. Banks has been a member of the board of trustees of Cancer Research Center since 1971, and during that time he served as president of the board. Mr. Banks has been a longtime member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association, Ducks Unlimited, the National Rifle Association, American Legion Post 202 and First Christian Church. He was a member of the Downtown Rotary Club from 1960 to 1980.

Mr. Banks was a Cub Scout master from 1972-1975.

Mr. Banks was an avid hunter and fisherman. He had a strong interest in military science, military history and family history. He had a keen interest in cooking and enjoying Boone County ham. After his retirement, he and his wife traveled extensively around the world.

Mr. Banks is survived by his wife, Nancy Wright Banks; his daughter, Jennifer Rose Banks Hallam of Northville, Mich.; his son, Garrard Lynn Banks of Columbia; his sister, Genie Banks Rogers of Columbia; and four grandchildren, Katherine Rose Hallam, Christina Lynn Hallam, Preston Scott Banks and Carson Scout Banks. He also is survived by his children’s spouses, Jeffrey Hallam and Maury Banks.

His daughter, Susan Lea Banks, preceded him in death.

Expressions of sympathy may be made by contributions to Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.


Published Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Shirley Maxine Thomas Klusmeyer, 77, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Village United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Maxine was born on March 10, 1928, to Lloyd Q. and Elizabeth Thomas in Columbia. She earned a certificate from Columbia College in 1948 and graduated in 1950 from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She received a certificate in medical technology in 1952 and worked as a medical technologist for many years in Missouri. On Sept. 3, 1950, Maxine married Paul W. Klusmeyer of Big Spring. She and Paul were blessed with a daughter, Paula, who was born Feb. 6, 1965. In 1970, Maxine and Paul moved to Oklahoma City, where she was a homemaker.

Maxine loved to garden and was a member of The Garden Party Rose Garden Club. Maxine also loved to sing, and was a 35-year member of Village United Methodist Church and the chancel choir. She also did needlepoint - counted cross-stitch - and loved to watch sports, mostly the Missouri Tigers. Maxine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Paul of the home; her daughter and son-in-law Paula and Scott Snider; and two grandchildren, Stephen and Ashley Snider, all of Oklahoma City. The family greatly thanks all of Maxine’s loving, devoted caregivers. You have been a blessing to us.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Village United Methodist Church, 2500 W. Britton Road, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73120.


Published Monday, November 28, 2005

Riley Edward Alexander Jr., 86, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at Columbia Regional Hospital

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Alexander was born Oct. 10, 1919, in Columbia to Riley Edward Alexander Sr. and Agatha Lee Vanlandingham Alexander.

On Nov. 16, 1946, he married Mildred Elizabeth Bea in Kansas City, Kan., and she survives.

He served with the U. S. Army from 1939 until his retirement in 1966. He was taken as a prisoner of war in May 1942 and spent 3 years and 3 months as a prisoner in a Japanese POW camp. After retirement from the army, he was an insurance adjuster for 17 years with CeMo Adjustment Co. until he retired in 1983. He enjoyed trout fishing, hunting and winter trips to Arizona. He also enjoyed reuniting with fellow veterans at POW reunions. He loved his family, especially his wife of 59 years and his children and grandchildren.

Other survivors include three children, Gary Alexander and wife Sandy of Hallsville, Nancy Martin and husband Bill, and Phyllis Moore and husband Rodney, all of Columbia; two sisters, Betty Mayhew of Carbondale, Ill., and JoAnn Bradford of Nevada, Mo.; six grandchildren, Nicole Martin, Cliff Moore, Amy Ehler, John Alexander, Sharon Alexander and Mark Alexander; and five great-grandchildren, Tyler Hull, Jake Hull, Hailie Alexander, Nathan Alexander and Katelyn Ehler.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Wesley Alexander.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, Mid-Missouri Chapter, 1121 Bus. Loop 70 E., Columbia, Mo., 65201.


Published Wednesday, November 30, 2005

A.A. "Bob" Roberts, 68, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Memorial Funeral Home, with visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Roberts was born Oct. 4, 1937, in Columbia to Albert H. and Lorna M. Benning Roberts.

He was a 1955 graduate of Hickman High School.

He married Helen Nichols, and she survives.

He served with the U.S. Air Force. Bobby retired from the Columbia Fire Department in 1991 after serving for 25 years.

Other survivors include two sons, Steve Roberts and his wife, Gretchen, of Ashland and Scott Roberts and his wife, Amber, of Columbia; a daughter, Nancy Driscoll and her husband, Matt, of Boulder, Colo.; two sisters, Patricia Green and Lorna Ann Elder, both of Columbia; four grandchildren, Blake Roberts, Madelyn Roberts, Hannah Driscoll and Lauren Driscoll; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Published Thursday, December 1, 2005

Charles J. "Charlie" Coleman, 79, of Rocheport passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at University Hospital.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Parker Funeral Service, with the Rev. Virginia Allen officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Burial with military honors will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Coleman was born June 5, 1926, in Boone County to Delmar S. and Mary Louise Hunt Coleman.

He married Betty Lou Victor on Feb. 5, 1949, and she preceded him in death on July 6, 2003.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1944 and served as a seaman first class in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946.

He worked on the family farm in the Rocheport-Huntsdale area.

He was employed with the University of Missouri-Columbia and Wilson Wholesale Meats as a butcher for many years.

Mr. Coleman was a member of Twilight Lodge No.114 AF&AM and a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite.

Survivors include a son, Charlie Coleman and wife Sue of Goode, Va.; two daughters, Mariann Coleman of Rocheport and Janis Vemer and husband Wayne of Rocky Mount; three sisters, Carol Louise Pipes of Columbia, Margie E. Straughan of Albuquerque, N.M., and Annie L. Thornton of Rocheport; three grandchildren, Jennifer Atwell and husband Charles, Gina Vemer, and Brian Stengel; and a great-grandchild, Shelbie Atwell.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be given to the Boone County Fire Protection District Perseverance Endowment Fund in care of BCFPD, 2201 I-70 Drive N.W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.


Published Friday, December 9, 2005

James Edmon Judah, 89, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Judah was born Aug. 6, 1916, in Maryville to Wyne and Minnie Clinkinbeard Judah.

On March 19, 1939, he married Helen Judah. Mr. Judah graduated from University High School and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was a very progressive and innovative farmer and helped implement many University of Missouri Agriculture Extension recommendations.

He was the first farmer in Boone County to own a pick-up baler. He owned and operated the first bulk fertilizer plant in Boone County. He also was one of the first to irrigate crops in Boone County and use a grain-handling and storage system. He enjoyed working with his cattle and was an avid hunter.

He was a longtime member of Woodlandville Methodist Church. He also was a former member of Elks Club, Eagles Club, Midway Optimist Club and Boone County Farm Bureau.

Mr. Judah is survived by his wife, Helen, and a niece, Shirley Judah Gallatin.

He will be missed by many other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Woodlandville Methodist Church in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.


Published Wednesday, December 14, 2005

William Forrest Crane, 53, of Columbia passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at University Hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Memorial Funeral Home with John Baker officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Crane was born July 26, 1952, in Columbia to Vincent and Muriel Myers Crane.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He enjoyed helping out on the family farm. His favorite places to visit were Eagle Bluff and Blue Acres.

He liked listening to music and watching movies.

Survivors include his mother, of Columbia; a brother, Sydney Crane; two sisters, Robin Crane and Sue Crane and her husband, Ronnie O’Neal, all of Columbia; nieces and nephews Riki Holiman, Simon Crane, Sam Crane and Taylor Holiman; and many cousins, including Trent Hall and family.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Alliance for Mentally Ill, in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.


Published Wednesday, December 14, 2005

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.

Memorial contributions are suggested to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, Va., 22038.


Published Friday, December 16, 2005

Randall "Randy" Kent Nowlin, 49, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, in Columbia.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at Memorial Funeral Home, with the Rev. Don Snyder officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Nowlin was born Aug. 28, 1956, in Columbia to Owen A. and Ina Mildred Nichols Nowlin.

He was a 1975 graduate of Hickman High School.

Randy was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals and MU Tigers.

He was an animal lover who loved his dog, Bear, and his cat, Sis.

Survivors include one sister, Karen Herigon of Boonville; two brothers, Ronald and Dennis Nowlin, both of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Carl Nowlin.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Nowlin family, in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.


Published Monday, December 19, 2005

Eugene "Gene" Sprague, 78, of Columbia died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at Columbia Healthcare.

At his request, he was cremated, and no services are planned.

He was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Boone County to Charles and Aletha Sprague. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1944. He married Marilyn Hall on Aug. 21, 1948, and moved to Oswego, N.Y. He moved back to Columbia in 1979 and was employed with Stephens College as a safety and security officer and manager of Stephens Lake. He was a well-liked Wal-Mart greeter and avid Cardinals fan.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Sprague of Columbia; two sons, Gary Sprague and wife Connie of Columbia, and Nelson Sprague and wife Melinda of Syracuse, N.Y.; a daughter, Lynn and husband Bob Sauer of Newark, Del.; three grandchildren, Hilary Benson and Michael Sprague of Columbia and Lindsay Sprague of Syracuse; and a great-grandson, Gage Benson of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nilson Funeral Home.


Published Thursday, December 29, 2005

Cynthia Perkins, 52, of Prairie Home died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at her home.

Services, conducted by Everett Perkins, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 22, 1953, in Henderson, Ky., to Charles J. and Rosalie Thompson. She married George Perkins on May 14, 1983, in Columbia. She was a 1972 graduate of Hickman High School. She formerly owned Lari’s Flowers. Cynthia loved her five cats and two dogs dearly. She enjoyed the outdoors and fishing.

Survivors include her husband, George Perkins of Prairie Home; her mother, Rosalie Thompson of Lake St. Louis; two sisters, Jeane Anne Meadows of O’Fallon and Sharon L. Thompson of Springfield; and two nephews, John Thompson of Lake St. Louis and Kevin Meadows of Springfield.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles J. Thompson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation or the World Wildlife Fund.


Published Saturday, December 31, 2005

Guy L. Reno, 76, of Columbia, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at home.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Monday, Jan. 2, at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road.

Guy was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Boone County to Bertha Baldwin and Guy Leroy Reno Jr.

In 1953, he married Doris Herron, and she survives. He was a 1947 graduate of Hickman High School. He served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He was a member of the VFW. He worked for GTE for 30 years. He was a loving father and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and once belonged to the Hermann Deer Hunting Club. He was an avid sports fan.

Other survivors include a son, Jeff Reno and wife Rebecca; two daughters, Wanda Reno and Teresa Reno, both of Columbia; a sister, Benny Gayle Dawson Reno of Denver; two grandchildren, Bennett and Cooper Reno, both of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Boone County Family Resources, 1209 E. Walnut St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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