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Kewpie Family Deaths - 2012

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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"
Ross D. Young, father of Randy (Class of 1979) and Sharissa (Class of 1981) passed away at home on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.

Patricia Ann Burke Brock, mother of Tricia Brock (Class of 1973), Trel Brock (Class of 1974) and Beth Wright (Class of 1979 passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at her home in Columbia.

Marcia Easley, wife of Alan Easely (Class of 1960) died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Betty B. Dack, mother of Mary (Class of 1965), Nancy (Class of 1966), Jamie (Class of 1969) and James (Class of 1973) passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Lenoir Woods Health Care Center.

Annavesta Watchinski, mother of Herbert W. Watchinski Jr. (Class of 1965), Robert I. Watchinski (Class of 1966) and Neil Watchinski, deceased (Class of 1971) passed away Friday, Dec, 28, 2012, at University Hospital.

Dr. David Brooks Crenshaw, aka “Doc”, brother of Donna West-Gray (Class of 1951) and Dean Crenshaw (Class of 1953) died at 3:27 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Texas.

Claude D. Barton, father of Judy Gibbons (Class of 1969) and Cathy Barton (Class of 1973) died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.

Trellis P. Acton, mother of Mary E. Taylor (Class of 1954), Shirley M. Crane (Class of 1957) and Patricia A. Harmon (Class of 1962) passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Columbia Manor.

Loretta Holt, mother of Kenneth Sapp (Class of 1948) and Shirley Harrison (Class of 1953) passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Micah Joseph (Barnes) Vitale, son of Judy Morris (Class of 1965) and stepson of Larry Morris (Class of 1957) passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at his residence in Columbia.

Marvin Dean "Grandpa" Spaur, father of Steven Spaur (Class of 1978) passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.

Clayton Robert Hill, father of Carl (Class of 1970) and Nancy (Class of 1974) passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.

Harlan Ray Lutz Sr., father of Harlan Ray Jr. (Class of 1976), Teri White (Class of 1980) and Jodi Flatt (Class of 1981) passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.

Rosalie Maurer, mother of Pam Maurer (Class of 1974) passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at her home in Columbia.

James Vernon Lamb, father of Lawrence Lamb (Class of 1975) and James Lamb (Class of 1979) passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital.

Jeanne F. Meyer, mother of Jason Meyer (Class of 1995) and Jessica Patchett (Class of 1998) passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.

Beulah E. Clemons, mother of Carol Thomas (Class of 1959) and Daniel Clemons (Class of 1962) passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.

William B. Pingelton, father of Dan Pingelton (Class of 1977), Nancy Pingelton (Class of  1979), Karen Pingelton (Class of 1981) and Tim Pingelton (Class of 1987) died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.

Gene Rumsey, father of Jane Kruse (Class of 1972), Bruce Rumsey (Class of 1974) and Nanette Rumsey (Class of 1977) died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in Fort Myers, Florida.

Fred Ernest Hudson, father of Gary Hudson (Class of 1959) and Cynthia Ann (Class of 1972) died Nov. 28, 2012.

Dr. Robert S. Campbell, father of Ann Kneibert (Class of 1958) passed away, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at Oakdale Skilled Care Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Marylou Mayse, mother of Brian Mayse (Class of 1992) passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at her home in Columbia.

Thomas J. Martz, father of Matthew Martz (Class of 1983) and Mary Anna Dewey (Class of 1988) passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at South Hampton Place.

Dwayne Allen Tapp, son of Wynna Faye Elbert Tapp (Class of 1962) passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.

Gloria Ann Seabaugh, mother of Steve Seabaugh (Class of 1979), Scott Seabaugh (Class of 1981), John Seabaugh (Class of 1982) and Joyce Foutz (Class of 1984) passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Shangri-La Rehab & Living Center in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Mickie Jenkins, mother of Spring Jenkins Walton (Class of 1963) passed away at her home in Columbia on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

Betty Lou Hackethorn, wife of Jack Hackethorn, deceased (Class of 1928) passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.

Marjorie Olivia Jouret, mother of Jerry (Class of 1959), Vern (Class of 1961), Jan (Class of 1963), Joe (Class of 1964), Gene (Class of 1968), Jon (Class of 1972), Ginger (Class of 1977)of peacefully passed from this life on Nov. 14, 2012.

Margaret Jane Eisterhold (nee Werner), mother of Paul Eisterhold (Class of 1966) and Carl Eisterhold (Class 1971) passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

Irla Jean Scheuber mother of Bill Scheuber (Class of 1973) died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

Nicholas Matthew Oldham son of Mark & Libby McCluskey Oldham (Class of 1963) passed away at age 31 on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.

Nadine Pearl Quisenberry mother of Sherry Gail Crenshaw (Class of 1963) and Richard Quisenberry II (Class of 1968) passed away on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.

Joyce Ann Crouch Waterbury, daughter of Beverly Ann Dickerson Cofield (Class of 1955) passed unexpected at her home on or about Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

Marjorie Faye Adams Sharp, mother of Chip Sharp (Class of 1977) and Kathyrn Sapp (Class of 1985) and math teacher at Hickman from 1968 - 2000, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Dorothy Whitesides, mother of Phyllis Hardin (Class of 1955), Billy Whitesides (Class of 1958) and Randy Whitesides, deceased (Class of 1960) passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

Dorothy Jo Weir, mother of Mike Weir (Class of 1973) and Rusty Weir (Class of 1977) died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Verne Charles Madison, father of George Madison (Class of 1972) died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Fort Myers, Florida.

Norma Lee (Kindred) Perrin, mother of Thomas Perrin Jr. (Class of 1970) and Kristi Perrin Jackson (Class of 1976) passed away on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Jefferson City Manor.

Thelma Ferol McArthur, mother of Verne McArthur (Class of 1960) and Kay McArthur (Class of 1962) died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Lenoir Health Care Center in Columbia.

Sandra Ellen Rosenholtz, mother of Rev. Cathy Ellen Rosenholtz (Class of 1983) and Deborah Ann Rosenholtz, deceased (Class of 1985) died Tuesday morning, Oct. 16, 2012, at Southampton Place, in Columbia.

Treva C. Kintner, mother of David Kintner (Class of 1974), died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Orlando, Florida.

Eleanor Erickson Dude, mother of Carol Stryhal (Class of 1962), Kelly Dude (Class of 1968), Kim Lammy (Class of 1970 and Carla Jones (Class of 1977) passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Lenoir Woods Retirement Community in Columbia.

Oma C. Morrison, mother of Pamela Richey (Class of 1970) and Robert Morrison (Class of  1973) passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.

Lena Faye Ardrey, mother of Michelle Morris (Class of 1970), Drusilla Dalton (Class of 1972), Bill Ardrey Jr. (Class of 1974) and Colby Ardrey (Class of 1986) passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.

Dale Truman Sechler, father Teena Ligman (Class of 1973) and Lisa Sechler (Class of 1981) died on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at his home in Columbia.

Lee R. Logsdon, father of William "Bill" Lee Logsdon (Class of 1969) passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Moniteau Care Center.

Sydney Marlene (Buster) Denninghoff, mother of Sarah (Class of 2000), Joanna (Class of 2002), Molly (Class of 2005) and Will (Class of 2009) passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.

Irene Haskins, mother of Lauren Matthews (Class of 1977) and Matthew Haskins (Class of 1985) died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Norris Dean McDaniel, father of Gary McDaniel (Class of 1975) and Larry McDaniel (Class of 1978) passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

Derryl DeWayne Schake, father of Mark Schake (Class of 1982), Paul Schake (Class of 1984), Laura Bowles (Classs of 1985), Trent Schake (Class of 1987), Kerri Anderson (Class of 1989) and Sarah Moore (Class of 1996), passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.

Earl Franklin Seitz, father of Don (Class of 1995), Emily (Class of 1997) and Kati (Class of 2010) passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

Harry Harvey Rader Sr., father of Larry Rader (Class of 1969) passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in Columbia.

Phyllis Williams, sister of Rev. Raymond Hayes (Class of 1960) and Clara Pauline Harris (Class of 1965) passed into eternity on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at her home in Columbia.

William Sheley Jr., father of Rodney Sheley (Class of 1974) and David Sheley (Class of 1977) passed into eternity on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at his home in Columbia.

Robert W. Allen, father of Phil Allen (Class of 1976), Mark Allen (Class of 1979) and Sarah Allen (Class of 1982), passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.

Marjorie Lee Mellor Hook, mother of Ann Lane (Class of 1974) and Lynn Breckenridge (Class of 1977) passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2012, at The Wesleyan Care Center in Georgetown, Texas.

Christina L. Rutter-Johnson, daughter of Ronald Rutter, deceased (Classof 1971) died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

Eva Jo Sapp,wife of David Sapp (Class of 1963) passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at her home in Columbia.

Mary Sue Scheffler, mother of Laura Morgan (Class of 1990) and Tracy Melbihess (Class of 1992) passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.

Calvin Lemans Hawkins, husband of Norma Brown (Class of 1963) passed on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in Texas.

Wayne Eugene Loch, husband of Barbara Gerau (Class of 1963) passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at his home in Centralia.
 
Pearl Cornell, mother of Jim Cornell (Class of 1950) passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Bluffs.

Marquis Carl "Mark" Landrum, father of Jennifer Landrum (Class of 1993) and Lara Landrum (Class of 1996) died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at his Columbia home.

Dorothy M. Elliott, wife of Jay Elliott (Class of 1943) died Monday, August 20, 2012, at home in DeKalb, Illinois.

John Houmes, grandfather of Joel Houmes (Class of 1988) and Jori Anthony (Class of 1991) passed away in Columbia on Saturday, August 18, 2012.

Bill Joe Troth, father of Paul Troth (Class of 1978) and David Troth (Class of 1979) passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at his home in Columbia.

Helen Ruth McLaughlin, mother of Cindy McLaughlin (Class of 1970) and Tim McLaughlin (Class fo 1976) passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.

John Junior McAfee, father of Joe Lynn McAfee (Class of 1966) and John David (Class of 1974) passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Columbia Manor.

Eula Mary (Judy) Simmons Harold, mother of Leslie Simmons (Class of 1973), Fred Simmons Jr. (Classof 1976) and Jacqueline Simmons (Class of 1980) passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.

Thomas Alan "Tom" Wood, brother of Doug Wood (Class of 1969) and Ellen Lynch (Class of 1970) passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Mildred Elizabeth Thomas Pauley, mother of Lori Thomas Sallee (Class of 1979) passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at University Hospital in Columbia.

Brian Dale Cook, 44, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.

Klifton R. Altis, father of Kristopher Altis (Class of 1973), Kandee Altis Bennett (Class of 1975) and Kevin Altis (Class of 1982) passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012.

Francis Josephine Phillippe, wife of Whimpy Phillippee, deceased (Class of 1939), mother of Linda Kay, deceased (Class of 1962), Susan Neal (Class of 1966), Rene Phillippe-Killpack (Class of 1976) and Rocky Phillippe (Class of 1976) passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.

Bernice Neomi Reddick Zobrisky mother of Sharon Hayes (Class of 1965) passed away Saturday morning, July 28, 2012, at her home in Hinton.

Ernest Falloon, father of Sandy Falloon (Class of 1970) passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, at Candlelight Lodge.

Carol Judy Stella Kent mother of April MacDonald (Class of 1971) and Scott Stella, deceased (Class of 1972) passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Auburn, Alabama.

Retired Lt. Col. William Wesley Brothers Jr., father of Kay B. Bussiere (Class of 1970) passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012.

Bernadine Cole Ford, mother of Carrie (Class of 1972), Melissa (Class of 1976) and Ewing (Class of 1977) passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012.

Spc. Sterling William Wyatt, son of Sterling R. "Randy" Wyatt (Class of 1973) was killed Wednesday, July 11, 2012, while on patrol in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

Dalys Amalia McCrary, mother of Dylan Harris (Class of 2008) and Celinda Marshall (Class of 2008) passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in Columbia.

Margery Ellen Bolerjack, mother of Paul Bolerjack (Class of 1971) and Doug Bolerjack (Class of 1974) died Saturday, July 7, 2012, in her Columbia home.

Lila Bush Dewell, mother of Lyle Bush (Class of 1968), Jeff Bush (Class of 1969)and Gary Bush (Class of 1974) passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012.

Mary Dierkes, mother of Benjamin Dierkes (Class of 2008) passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Columbia.

Mayola Sappington, mother of Deborah Duren (Class of 1969) and Kenneth Sappington (Class of 1972) passed away Monday, July 2, 2012, at Lenoir Healthcare.

Ernie Gaeth, father of Jeff Gaeth (Class of 1987) and Steve Gaeth (Class of 1988) died at home on Sunday, July 1, 2012.

Leta Mae Hathman, mother of David W. Hathman (Class of 1973) passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 in Springfield, Missouri.

Mary Ruth Ingrum Toalson, mother of Dennis Toalson (Class of 1967), Martha Mills (Class of 1969), Marilyn Toalson (Class of 1974) and David Toalson (Class of 1975) passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012, at The Bluffs in Columbia.

Anna Belle Trumbo, mother of Audrey G. Hendren (Class of 1966), Jerry W. Trumbo (Class of 1966) and John R. Trumbo (Class of 1977) passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012, at her home.

Kasiani Aslanidis, mother of Angelo Aslanidis (Class of 1972), Maria Duncan (Class of 1976) and Alex Aslanidis (Class of 1982) passed away Friday, June 29, 2012, at Parkside Manor in Columbia.

Pauline Semon, mother of Harold Semon, deceased (Class of 1959) and Sue McConnell (Class of 1964) passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012.

Vesta Fae Furniss LaZebnik, mother of Philip (Class of 1971), Ken (Class of 1972), Cindy (Class of 1977) and Rob (Class of 1980) died Monday, June 25, 2012, in Los Angeles.

Dianna Lynn Woodmansee, mother of Zachary Woodmansee (Class of 2009) died at 5:34 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at University Hospital in Columbia.

James Mack Burk, father of James Jeffrey Burk (Class of 1974) died Monday, June 4, 2012.

Helen Marie Nelson, mother of  Stuart L. Nelson Jr. (Class of 1970) and Kimberly A. Nelson (Class of 1976) passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012.

Thomas E. Baumgardner, father of Elizabeth Baumgardner Tidmarsh (Class of 1991) and Katherine Baumgardner Marzo (Class of 1994) passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012.

Linda L. Barnes, mother of Christin Huether (Class of 2003), Lindsey Barnes (Class of 2005) and Shannon Barnes (Class of 2009) passed away May 30, 2012.

John Phillips "Jack" Kennedy, father of Thomas Gibbs Kennedy (Class  of 1984) and Mary Radford Kennedy (Class  of 1985) passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012, at his home in Columbia.

Edward Ray Wiggins, father of Kip Wiggins (Class of 1968) and Rex Wiggins (Class of 197) passed away peacefully Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.

Dr. Edward Lee Washington, father of Bill Washington (Class of 1965) and Louis Washington (Class of 1969) died May 19, 2012.

Robert Earl Smith, father of Sandy Thornhill (Class of 1963) and Robert E. Smith, Jr. (Class of 1988) passed away Friday, May 18, 2012.

Larry Rupe, father of Teresa Singleton (Class of 1978) and Cheryl Haynie (Class of 1982) passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012, at his home in Columbia.

Dixie Botner, wife of  Stanley Botner, deceased (Class of 1940) passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Dolores Donahue, mother of Elaine M. Donahue (Class of 1975) and Beth Donahue-Weedman (Class of 1980) died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Alive Hospice of Nashville, Tennessee.

Martha Vivian Morris, mother of James Morris (Class of 1969), Kathy Smith (1980) and Tim Morris (Class of 1984) passed away peacefully Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Ballwin, Missouri.

Howard L. Pemberton, father of Lawrence Ray Pemberton (Class of 1960), William Floyd Pemberton (Class of 1964), Gary Lee Pemberton (Class of 1965), Brenda Kay Amend (Class of 1970) Cheryl Ann Gysbers (Class of 1974) and Carol Jean Shafer (Class of 1974) passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

Armon Frederick Yanders, father of Kent Yanders Class of 1977, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012.

Dr. Marion Wesley Sorenson, father of Chantal Sorenson (Class of 1968), Michael Sorenson (Class of 1969) and Cindy Sutherland (Class of 1970) died on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at his home in Columbia.

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Again Goodson, mother of Gary Goodson (Class of 1965) passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

Shirley Jean Traxler, wife of Roger Traxler, deceased (Class of 1951) passed away Monday, April 23, 2012.

Carole M. Haire, mother of Craig Mears (Class of 1989) passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at her home in Columbia.

Donald W. Dugan, father of Diane Fugit (Class of 1963), Bob Dugan (Class of 1965), Ted Dugan, deceased (Class of 1967) and Jeannie Edmondson (Class of 1969) passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Sarah Frances Leach, mother of Michael Leach (Class of 1964), Colleen Olesen (Class of 1969) and John Randall Leach (Class of 1972) passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at The Bluffs.

Avalene Kruger, mother of Brenda Malin (Class of 1969), Dr. Linda Kruger (Class of 1972) and Gregory Kruger (Class of 1975) passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Apple Ridge Care Center, Waverly, Missouri.

Andrew Jackson "A.J." McRoberts IV, father of Andrew "Andy" Jackson McRoberts V (Class of 1971) and Anne Elizabeth McRoberts (Class of 1974) died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at his home in Malta Bend, Missouri.

Howard John Lewis Hoffman, father of Jim Hoffman (Class of 1967) and Jannelle Patterson (Class of 1971) passed away Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, at The Neighborhoods by Tiger Place.

John Claude Schuder, father of Linda Brown (Class of 1965), Charles Wayne Schuder (Class of 1967) and Jonna Elizabeth Schuder (Class of 1964) died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.

Carolyn Leuthold, mother of Janet Holt (Class of 1977) and Johnny Leuthold (Class of 1982) died Friday, April 6, 2012, at home in Columbia.

Donald A. Reid, father of Ellen Petrick (Class of 1964) died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Shell Point Assisted Living Community in Fort Myers, Florida.

Thomas H. McCuistion, father of  Mike McCuistion (Class of 1977) passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at his home in Harker Heights, Texas.

Lydia R. Coad, mother of David E. Coad (Class of 1977), Claudia A. Coad, deceased (Class of 1978) and Christopher J. Coad (Class of 1980) passed away Monday, March 26, 2012, at Hospice of Medina County in Medina, Ohio.

Paula Karalyn "Kelly" Archer, mother of Steven Archer (Class of 1978) died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at her home in Columbia.

Ruth Cowan O'Neal, mother of Barbara Aufranc (Class of 1960) and Rick Cowan (Class of 1977) passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012.

Mary Alice Anglen, mother of Jeff Anglen (Class of 1975) died on Monday, March 12, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

William Granville Buckler, father of Denny Buckler  (Class of 1969) and David Buckler (Class of 1973) passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at his home in Columbia.

William Bridges Malone III,brother of Molly Malone (Class of 1963) died March 3, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

Patricia Benham Strid, mother of Roy Strid (Class of 1960) and Catherine Eleanor Kottmeier, deceased (Class of 1964) passed away on Friday, March 2, 2012.

Lloyd A. Wakeman, father of Tim Wakeman (Class of 1972) and Larry Wakeman (Class of 1974) passed away Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Lenoir Woods.

William Clifford Dalzell, father Jeffrey Dalzell (Class of 1972), Ann Borgmeyer (Class of 1975) and Joan Savage, deceased (Class of 1979) passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Norma L. Heidy McCulley, mother of Jack McCulley (Class of 1977) passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.

Paul Rexroad, father of Rev. Carol Cannon (Class of 1974) and Sharon Rexroad (Class of 1976) of died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Lenoir Health Care Center.

Raymond B. Bartmess, father of Dale Bartmess (Class of 1977) passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at his home in Sturgeon, Missouri.

Mary Catherine Quinn Sadich, mother of Mike Sadich (Class of 1968), Mary Ann Scheneman (Class of 1969) and Steve Sadich (Class of 1970) passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.

Roy Leon Whitesides, father of Bonita Sanders (Class of 1961) passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.

Frances Doylene “Dodie” Rathke, mother of James Rathke (Class of 1980) and Susan C. Rathke (Class of 1983) passed Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at her home in Columbia.

Floyd Rowe Clark, father of  Lorri Murray (Class of 1983) and Sara Clark (Class of 1986) passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, in Springfield.

 Joanne Marie Doolady, mother of Troy Doolady (Class of 1982) and Kurt Doolady (Classof 1986) died Sunday, January 22, 2012, at her home in Cape Coral, Florida.

John Bruce Miles, father of John D. Miles (Class of 1979) and Andrea Miles (Class of 1982) passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Mary Lyddon, wife of Billy Lyddon (Class of 1954) passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.

Edith D. Wright, mother of Margaret Wright (Class of 1965) and David Wright, deceased (Class of 1968) died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Betty Jean Burnett Landreth, sister of Walter Burnett (Class of 1963), Judy Denton (Class of 1964), Roy Burnett (1969), Marilyn Wyatt (Class of 1972), Lonnie Burnett (Class of 1974) and Connie Mauller (Class of 1974) passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

David Roy Waters, father of David Jr. Waters (Class of 1965) and Richard Waters (Class of 1965) passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at University Hospital.

William “Bill” Ruggles, father of Meredith Diane Ruggles (Class of 1976) and Deborah Lynn Ruggles (Class of 1980) passed away January 11, 2012, at his home in Columbia.

Helen Jane Keown, mother of Kenneth K. Keown Jr. (Class of 1965) and Linda Jane Keown (Class of 1967) passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012.

Rita Theresa Nolke, mother of Robert Nolke (Class of 1965) and David Nolke (Class of 1967) died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Reva Hagan Cornett, mother of Melva Ann Anderson (Class of 1954) and C. Bruce Cornett (Class of 1960) died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at South Hampton Place in Columbia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Published January 10, 2012

Reva Hagan Cornett, 95, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at South Hampton Place in Columbia.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Missouri United Methodist Church chapel. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be at noon Thursday at the church.

Reva was born May 12, 1916, on a farm in Mercer County to Ross and Pearle Shirley Hagan. Reva graduated from Princeton High School in 1935 and married Charles C. Cornett on Sept. 3 of that year. She and Charlie moved to Columbia in 1936 and, except for the World War II years, lived there until their deaths. She was a member of Missouri United Methodist Church and, for many years, a member of the Bratton-Cunningham Circle. In retirement, Reva spent many years as a volunteer at the Red Cross blood bank, and she and Charlie delivered Meals on Wheels. Her employment years were spent as manager of the ladies ready-to-wear shop at J.C. Penney on Broadway and then in the admissions office at University Hospital until her retirement in 1973.

For 10 winters, she and Charlie traveled to Arizona for three months of fun in the sun but always loved returning to Columbia for local activities, especially University of Missouri games.

Reva was above all a friend to many, an aunt to numerous nieces and nephews and a loving, fun-filled and generous Nana to her granddaughters. She was always proud of being an American and was loyal to her family, country and hometown and loved supporting her favorite teams. She died a loyal Tigers and Cardinals fan and a loyal Republican.

Reva is survived by her daughter, Melva Ann Anderson and husband Neil of Columbia; her son, C. Bruce Cornett and wife Mary Jo of Columbia; seven granddaughters; 15 great-grandchildren; and her older brother, Raymond Hagan of Jefferson City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; three brothers; and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Humane Society of Central Missouri.


Published Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rita Theresa Nolke, 89, of Columbia died peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with burial following at Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will be at 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Mrs. Nolke was born on Sept. 17, 1922, in St. Charles, the daughter of the late Edward and Anna Romaker Benskin.

She was united in marriage to Walter Nolke on Jan. 23, 1945, and he preceded her in death Dec. 31, 1999. Shortly after they wed, they moved to Reno, Nev., where Walter was stationed during World War II.

After Walter was released from service, they returned to Missouri and together raised four children.

Eventually, they settled in the Midway area and became active members of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Even when she worked outside the home, she remained dedicated to supporting her husband and actively raising their children. As their family grew, Rita delighted in spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Nolke will be missed and lovingly remembered by three sons, Robert (wife Judy), David (wife Cheryle) and Walter; and one daughter, Jo Ann Rothermich (husband Richard); five grandchildren, Misty, Rena, Andrew, Sara and Joshua; four great-grandchildren; and one sister. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers; and three sisters.

Memorial gifts may be given to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Helen Jane Keown, 90, longtime Columbia resident, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Missouri United Methodist Church. The Rev. Amy Gearhart will officiate. Friends may greet the family after the service.

Helen was born Jan. 23, 1921, in Philadelphia to John and Florence Bauroth Mooney.

She grew up in Aldan, Pa., and graduated from Upper Darby High School in Drexel Hill, Pa., in 1939. She entered nurses training at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia and met the love of her life, Kenneth K. Keown, then a senior medical student. She and Kenneth were married Nov. 23, 1941, in Kirkland, Ohio, while Dr. Keown was an intern physician in anesthesiology.

When Dr. Keown enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, Helen accompanied him to Oklahoma and Texas. She returned to Philadelphia to work as a nurse from 1944 through 1945 while he was on duty in the European Theater of Operations. After the war, the Keown family continued to live in the Philadelphia area until moving to Columbia in 1957.

Throughout her life, Helen was a devoted wife and mother. She volunteered for many activities, including at University Hospital, the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri and the Heart of Missouri Girl Scouts. Helen was a member of the Constance Emig Circle of King’s Daughters and also of Missouri United Methodist Church until her death. She had many friends in Columbia with whom she enjoyed traveling, playing bridge and socializing.

Mrs. Keown is survived by her two children, Kenneth K. Keown Jr. (Mary) of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Linda Jane Keown (Richard Crow) of Columbia; and two grandchildren, Deidre Christine Keown and Kenneth K. Keown III of Boca Raton, Fla.

Mrs. Keown was preceded in death by one brother, John Richard Mooney; her parents; and her husband.

The family has designated the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, 2101 Vandiver Drive, Suite B, Columbia, Mo., 65202, or Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201, as recipients of any charitable donations in Helen’s name.

Online condolences may be left at www.memorialfuneralhome andcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, January 22, 2012

William “Bill” Ruggles, 80, passed away January 11, 2012, at his home.

Services were on Jan. 14, 2012, at Parkade Baptist Church in Columbia, with burial following in the Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery in Collins under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home.

Bill was born April 11, 1931, in Fort Madison, Iowa, to Anthony Lewis and Edna Mae Moore Ruggles.

William proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, with the rank of sergeant, from Aug. 27, 1952, to August 26, 1954.

He graduated from high school in Keosauqua, Iowa, and attended college for one year in Kansas City.

He worked at the Veterans Administration in the supply department and was a foreman for Ruggles Ranch in Texas.

He was a member of the typesetters union.

William was a member of the Twilight Lodge No. 114, Scottish Rite Masons, Valley of Columbia and the Moolah Shrine Temple in St. Louis.

He is survived by his loving wife, Opal Marilyn Ruggles of the home; daughters Meredith Diane Ruggles of Columbia and Deborah Lynn Ruggles of Bonner Springs, Kan.; grandchildren, Andrew, Elora Rae and Emma Weiss, all of Columbia; his siblings, Dwayne Ruggles of Little Rock, Ark., Mildred Grate of Branson and Judy Jergens of Leawood, Kan.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Janet Sue and Donna Ruggles.

Bill loved life and Wednesday marked a passage for many of us.

He was a kind and good man.

His faith and his family were the most important things in his life.

Bill and his family truly appreciate the support they received from members of many different churches, as well as members of his family and the community and his countless friends. Because of your support, he was able to direct his own care and remain home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Parkade Baptist Church Building Fund, 2102 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, Mo. 65202.


Published Sunday, January 15, 2012

David Roy Waters, 89, of Columbia passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at University Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church in Columbia, with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to service time.

David was born Oct. 14, 1922, in Benton County, Tenn., to the late David N. and Eunice Holland Waters. He married the love of his life of 65 years, Vernelle Nichols, in Boone County on April 24, 1946.

David was the beloved father of Richard of Littleton, Colo., and David Jr. (Diane) of McMinnville, Ore.; grandfather of Zachary (Karen); and great-grandfather of Jack of Sherwood, Ore.

On Dec. 26, 1942, David was inducted into the U.S. Army and served his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood. He went on to serve in the infantry of the European Theater during World War II as a heavy machine gunner, where he earned three Bronze Star service medals, among other honors.

After World War II, David learned auto body repair and was employed in that trade for more than 30 years.

For 22 years, he managed the auto body shop at Perry Chevrolet of Columbia.

He retired from Perry’s in 1984 to raise cattle and hay and to enjoy hunting and fishing on the family farm south of Columbia.

David loved the Lord and worked in this service as a member, deacon and Sunday school teacher at the Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church of Columbia. David also served his community on the school board of New Haven Elementary School of Columbia, as a leader in the Deer Park 4-H Club and as a member of the Linn Technical College Advisory Council in Linn.

In addition to his wife, sons, grandson and great-grandson, David also is survived by one brother, Warren (Nancy) Waters; sisters, Inas (Jim) McKelvey of Camden, Tenn., and Leo Kaan of Kansas City, Kan.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Troy; sisters, Lola, Ruth, Floyce, Janice and Lether.

Beloved father, parent, brother and friend, devoted servant to the Lord, David will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church, 5350 E. Bonne Femme Baptist Church Road, Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland.


Published Monday, January 16, 2012

Betty Jean Burnett Landreth, 71, of Columbia passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Grandview Baptist Church in Centralia, with visitation an hour before the service. Burial will follow at Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was born July 31, 1940, in Columbia to Paul and Anna McKenzie Burnett.

Betty is survived by her loving husband, Tom Landreth; her siblings, Walter Burnett (Peggy), Judy Denton, Roy Burnett (Linda), Marilyn Wyatt, Lonnie Burnett (Dorothy) and Connie Mauller (Harold); her children, Francis Walters, Billy Walters, Tommy Walters, Linda Hendren, Ronnie Walters (Chris), Larry Walters (Julie), Gary Walters (Kim), Lois Dampier (Tom), Bettie Dale (Lawrence), Thomas Plaster, Richard Walters, Sandra Taylor, Sandi Landreth (Kelvin), Linda Landreth (Freddie); 98 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends she adopted as family.

Betty is preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Walters; her children Mary Walters, Eddie Walters, Loy Alan and John Hartley; and her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grandview Baptist Church or its cemetery, 8300 N. Route Z, Centralia, Mo., 65240.

Online condolences can be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Edith D. Wright, 91, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Parker Funeral Service in Columbia.

Mrs. Wright was born in 1921 in Mason City, Iowa, to Ernest Woollen and Margaret Keiper Dailey, the second of four daughters.

The family moved to Chillicothe in 1926, where she attended school, graduating from Chillicothe High School in 1938.

She attended Ward-Belmont College in Nashville, Tenn., and the University of Missouri, receiving her law degree from the School of Law in 1944.

She married Jackson A. Wright in 1945 and moved to Mexico, Mo., where he practiced law. Mrs. Wright was lgal counsel to the Children’s Code Commission of Missouri in 1946 to 1947.

The Wrights moved to Columbia in 1964. Mrs. Wright joined the Trust Department of Boone County Bank in 1969 and retired in 1981 as vice president in charge of the Trust Department.

Mrs. Wright was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters; a son, David Wright; a daughter, Mollie Wright Storey; and a son-in-law, Ian McKee.

She is survived by a sister, Marybelle Dailey Mueller of Jackson; and a daughter, Margaret Wright of Phoenix, Ariz. Also surviving are grandchildren John Atchison Wright, Meg Storey and David Storey; son-in-law Mark Storey; and daughter-in-law Sarah Riddick, her husband, John Riddick, and their daughter, Lindsay Riddick.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae, Cecile Circle of King’s Daughters, The Jefferson Club, The Readers and Midas Maids Investment Club. She was a founding board member of The Golden Key Scholarship Fund.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to The Golden Key Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 30163, Columbia, Mo., 65205-3163; First Christian Church, 101 N. Tenth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201; the Edith D. Wright Scholarship Fund, c/o the MU School of Law, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.; the Jackson A. Wright Scholarship Fund, c/o the MU School of Law; or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mary Lyddon, 73, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Parker Funeral Service. Burial will follow in Columbia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mary was born Dec. 21, 1938, in Cole County to Paul and Ellen Nilges Allen, and they preceded her in death.

She was married July 20, 1957, in Westphalia to Billy Lyddon, and he survives.

She had worked for 25 years at State Farm Insurance until her retirement in 1997. Mary was a life member of Columbia Kennel Club, and she spent many years teaching 4H in the Columbia area.

Survivors also include her daughter, Terri Lyddon of Columbia; son Wes Lyddon and his wife, Donna, of Jefferson City; brothers Charles Nelson Allen, Perry Allen and James Allen; sisters Gay Mantle, Patty Eynard, Paula Carter and Sally Gabelsberger; grandchildren Kayla and Melissa Lyddon; step-grandchildren Cassandra and Korbyn Miller and Naonna Backes; and great-grandchildren, DeMarkus and Samantha Allen.

She also was preceded in death by brothers Maryland and Ray Allen.

Memorial contributions can be made to Missouri Cancer Associates, 1705 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Online condolences can be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Friday, January 20, 2012

John Bruce Miles, 78 of Columbia passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at Woodcrest Chapel, 2201 W. Nifong Blvd. Burial will follow at Columbia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Woodcrest Chapel.

John was born Feb. 2, 1933, in St. Louis, to Aaron Jefferson and AnnaBelle John Miles, and they preceded him in death. On Feb. 8, 1955, he married Beverly Bartlett in Rolla, and she survives. He was a member of Woodcrest Chapel. He also was a member of The Rotary Club of Columbia, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Engineering Educators, Professional Engineers and Missouri Space Consortium.

Dr. Miles had a distinguished academic career. He was valedictorian of Rolla High School in 1951 and valedictorian of Missouri School of Mines, receiving a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1955. He received his master’s degree in 1957, also from MSM. His Ph.D. in mechanical engineering was earned from the University of Illinois–Champaign in 1963 under the advisement of Dr. Helmut Korst.

He then joined the faculty of the Mechanical Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1963. He was a faculty member there until his retirement in 1988. John Bruce received many professional honors and awards. Some of these include: the ASME 75th Anniversary Student Award for the most outstanding graduate at the University of Missouri–Rolla (1955); NSF Science Faculty Fellowship (1960-63); Ford Foundation Award (1965); Outstanding Educators of America (1975); Faculty Alumni Award, University of Missouri-Columbia (1978); Society of Automotive Engineers Teetor Award (1985); professor emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering UMC (1998); UMR-MSM Golden Alumni Award (2005).

During his tenure at the University of Missouri, John Bruce pursued research activities that involved numerous sabbaticals. The first of these was with General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y., researching steam turbine design (1965). The majority of his research was performed in conjunction with the NASA Ames space program at Moffett Field, Calif. This research began around 1970 and continued for the rest of his life. Even in retirement, he stayed active with the Missouri Space Consortium (a joint project with MU, Missouri University of Science and Technology, and Washington University). Most of his Ph.D. advisees joined the research efforts at NASA-Ames, one of whom, Bruce Webbon, was eventually named director of life support systems at NASA-Ames.

Another notable advisee was Dale Klein, who after rising to provost for research for the University of Texas System, was appointed by President Bush to the post of undersecretary of defense for nuclear chemical and biologic weapons. John Bruce punctuated his space research with a smattering of other interests that included sabbatical leaves for the following: Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, Colo. (1980-81); NSF Summer Institute at the University of Louisville (1973); and USAF-ASEE Faculty at Wright Patterson AFB (1977). John also was an active Rotarian and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.

John Bruce was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His soul mate and love of his life was Beverly, his wife of 54 years. They shared a deep and abiding love that was a model for all who knew them. John Bruce was an enthusiastic grandfather and would do whatever he could to support and enrich the lives of his grandchildren. This included trips to Central America and two European trips. He even filled in as the calculus teacher at Columbia Independent School when the regular teacher unexpectedly departed. John Bruce was an avid photographer, and some of his favorite subjects were the grandchildren.

During the time of his son’s medical schooling and residency training, John Bruce was often the surrogate father for Ashley, Meredith and John Austin at school or sporting events.

Sporting activities were a major part of John Bruce’s life. He was on the varsity tennis and basketball teams at Missouri School of Mines. He was an avid tennis player for much of his adult life. The Mizzou tennis team was disbanded in the 90s because of budget cuts, and when the decision was made to restart as a club team, Dr. Miles was the coach for the first few seasons. Later in life, he became an avid cyclist and was an active member of the cycling club at Woodcrest Chapel. The club generally took weekend trips around Mid-Missouri but on occasion would take more extensive trips, one of which was to Lake Bodensee in the Alps. Dr. Miles was a regular in the stands at his grandchildren’s sporting or school events.

Other survivors include a son, John D. Miles (Heidi) of Columbia; a daughter, Andrea Miles of St. Louis; a sister, Mary Ann Wundrack of St. Louis; seven grandchildren; and a cousin, Kay Boyce of St. Louis.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Pauline Miles.

Pallbearers include John Austin Miles, Miles Malachi Moran, William Wundrack, Ray Rucker, Ken Ragsdell, Ken Caspall, Massoud Heidari and Dale Landers.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Pastoral Education Endowment Fund at Woodcrest Chapel, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com.


Published Saturday, January 28, 2012

Joanne Marie Doolady, age 71, from Cape Coral, FL, formerly of Stover, Columbia and Lake of the Ozarks, MO, died Sunday, January 22, 2012, at her home in Cape Coral, Florida.

She was born December 7, 1940, in Morgan County; a daughter of Elroy Koester and Alma L Woolery Koester. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stover, MO. On September 22, 1962, Joanne was united in marriage to Philip Doolady at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stover. Joanne attended St. Paul Lutheran School, Stover High School and Central Missouri State College. She worked with her parents at the Stover Hatchery- a family owned business- and Shelter Insurance until she retired in 1996.

After Joanne retired, she opened a small craft business called "The Cat's Meow", selling her handmade crafts, specializing in sea shell designs, crafts and artwork. She was a member Christ the King Lutheran Church, the United States Power Squadron, Elks lodge 2596 and International Order of Old Bastards.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years: Philip Doolady, son: Troy Doolady and wife Michele, son: Kurt Doolady all of Columbia MO; Six grandchildren: Kayla, Anna, Will and Max Doolady & Cameron and Karson Doolady; aunt: Margaret Bradley of Sedalia, MO, as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews, many good friends and her cat, Mallory.

Joanne was preceded in death by son: Philip Doolady Jr., parents: Elroy and Alma Koester; grandparents: William and Lisette Kipp Koester; uncles: Lorenz Koester, Vernon Koester, Orval Woolery, Earl Woolery, Omar Woolery, & Jewel Woolery; aunts: Lorena Holsten, Glenda Davis and Wilma Woolery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Joanne Doolady are appreciated, and can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1900 N. Providence Road, Columbia, MO 65202.


Published Sunday, February 26, 2012

Floyd Rowe Clark, 67, of Winona passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, in Springfield.

Services will be later.

He was born July 20, 1944. He married Garnet Strawn March 27, 1964, in Little Rock, Ark.

Floyd worked at the University of Missouri for more than 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Garnet; daughters, Faye (Robert) and Sara (Andrea); granddaughter, Caley; and brothers, Dean, Jim, Noel and Joel.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Published Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Frances Doylene “Dodie” Rathke, 76, of Columbia passed peacefully into the hands of our Lord on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at her home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, with an Eastern Star Service at 7 p.m.

Dodie was born Oct. 3, 1935, in rural Essex to Doyle Fowler and Fern Frailey Fowler. She was the oldest of four children.

Dodie graduated from Parma High School in 1954 and went on to graduate from nursing school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1957. That same year, she married James Edward Rathke.

Dodie and her family settled in Columbia in 1966, where her husband, James, accepted a faculty position with the University of Missouri as an associate professor of electrical engineering. He continued there until his passing in 1988. Dodie retired from University Hospital in 1992 after 25 years of dedicated service. In her retirement, she shared time between her home in Columbia and her farm near Dexter.

Her passions were genealogy, quilting, photography and traveling abroad. She was a lifetime member of The Church of the Brethren and a longtime member of the Twilight Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Columbia. She also was a leader in the Fairview Friends 4-H Club, was a Girl Scout leader and engaged in many volunteer activities, including making quilts for church raffles.

Dodie is survived by three children, Stephanie A. Sappington of St. Louis, James M. and wife Donna Rathke of Columbia and Susan C. Rathke; four grandchildren, Erin and Lucy Sappington, Nicholas Alshoufi and Joshua Bowman; and siblings Charles Fowler and wife De of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Donnie Ann VanSteenbergh of Springfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Dixie; and her husband, James Edward.

Memorial gifts may be made to Broadwater Church of the Brethren or a charity of your choice. Dodie will be greatly missed by family and friends alike; she will always be remembered for her graciousness and kindness. Rest in peace, Dear Mother. Tributes can be left online at www.memorial funeralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Thursday, February 9, 2012

Roy Leon Whitesides, 89, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Memorial Funeral Home.

Visitation will begin at noon until the time of service Friday.

He was born Aug. 5, 1922, in Columbia to Clara May Ward and Edward Paul Whitesides.

On Aug. 9, 1941, he was united in marriage to Christine Shores, and she preceded him in death. Roy worked as a pressman for 44 years at Stephens Publishing Co. and Kelly Press.

He is survived by his daughter, Bonita Sanders (Jim) of Columbia; and granddaughter Terri Crane (Kevin) of Columbia; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his loving wife, Christine, he was preceded in death by five brothers, four sisters and his parents.

Memorial donations may be made to Boone Hospice Center, 601 Business Loop 70 W., No. 280, Columbia, Mo., 65203, or to the American Cancer Society, 1900 N. Providence Road, No. 105, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeand cemetery.com.


Published Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mary Catherine Quinn Sadich, 86, of Columbia lost her battle with cancer Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. A reception for family and friends will immediately follow in Flanagan Hall.

She was born Jan. 13, 1926, to Arthur and Cora Quinn in Bucklin. Mary was the fourth of seven children.

She graduated from high school at 16 and began her lifelong career in education at the age of 17 in a one-room country schoolhouse. In addition to teaching, her duties also included sweeping floors, tending the stove and preparing lunch. That experience lead to earning a bachelor's degree in education from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville and a master's degree in business education from the University of Missouri.

Mary met the late Stanley R. Sadich while attending college, and they were married in 1948. They moved to Columbia in 1961 and raised five children there. She began her 31-year career with Columbia Public Schools as a physical education teacher at Jefferson Junior High. She moved to Hickman High School, where she taught a variety of business education courses and ended her career at Rock Bridge High School. During her tenure at Rock Bridge, she was the first coach for the girls' basketball and track teams and later became the girls' golf coach. Among her many accomplishments as an educator, Mary was selected as "Teacher of the Year" in 1985.

Mary was a true believer in living life to the fullest. She was a wonderful mother who reared her children with love, laughter and discipline and, at the same time, touched the lives of so many others. All who knew her will truly miss her.

She is survived by her five children, sons Mike Sadich and wife Sue of St. Charles, and Steve Sadich of Columbia; daughters Mary Ann Scheneman and husband Stephen of Columbia, Brenda Wolf of Okawville, Ill., and Janet Brandecker and husband John of Lee's Summit; brother Dr. George Quinn of Salisbury; sister Doris Sharp of Centerville, Iowa; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Adult Day Connection, 137 Clark Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., 65211; or Hospice Compassus, 3050 I-70 Drive S.E., Columbia, Mo., 65201.


Published Thursday, February 23, 2012

Raymond B. Bartmess, 88, of Sturgeon passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at his home.

Services are private.

Raymond was born Jan. 1, 1924, in Boone County to Henry and Mary Ann Pauley Bartmess. He married Nora Belle Wade on May 11, 1946, in Boone County. She preceded him in death on Sept. 5, 1981. He served in the U.S. Army for two years. He worked for Boone Hospital Center for 24 years in environmental services.

He is survived by one son, Dale and wife Lynda Bartmess of Sturgeon; a grandson, Munson Dale Hoyler of Troy, Pa.; two granddaughters, Montanna Bartmess of Higbee and Andrea Roberts of Glen Burnie, Md.; and two great-grandchildren, Brian Roberts-Smith and Allison Roberts.

Tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Thursday, February 23, 2012

Paul Rexroad, 86, of Columbia died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Lenoir Health Care Center. He was surrounded by his family's love.

A service of death and resurrection will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Missouri United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. in the Church Parlor.

Paul was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Harrisville, W.Va., to C.B. and Shady Rexroad. Upon graduation from Marietta, Ohio, High School, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, training as a navigator. He attended Ohio State University, earning bachelor's degrees in agriculture and education and a master's degree in agricultural chemistry.

He married Anna Becker on Sept. 20, 1953. They moved to Columbia in 1962, where he served as associate manager of the Experiment Station Chemical Laboratory at the University of Missouri for 25 years.

Upon retirement, Paul began his second career as a volunteer. He was an active participant in the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, leading several mission trips to the Henderson Settlement in Appalachia, doing home reconstruction in the village of Lupus after the flood of '93 and goinRev. Carol (Robert) Cannon of Bamberg, S.C.g on mission trips to Puerto Rico, Nicaragua and Mexico. Locally, he was an active member of Missouri United Methodist Church, served on the board of directors of Koinonia House and was active in the Audubon Society and Golden K Kiwanis. He was recognized for his volunteer service by the Missouri University Retirees Association and the Missouri East Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Anne, of the home; daughters the Rev. Carol (Robert) Cannon of Bamberg, S.C., and Sharon Rexroad of Chicago; granddaughters Sarah Cannon of Chicago and Elizabeth Cannon of Seattle; sisters Eloise Burkhart, Ruth Strickler and Janice Kindelberger; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St., Columbia Mo., 65201. They may be designated for UMVIM or the Christian Life Center.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Friday, February 24, 2012

Norma L. Heidy McCulley, 84, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

She was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Pittsburg, Kan., to John W. and Angela Marie Costello Heidy. She married Joe McCulley, and he preceded her in death.

A warm and friendly person, Norma never met anyone who wasn't a friend. She was a member of The Red Hat Society at the Bluffs and also a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha for many years. She retired from University Hospital and Clinics after more than 20 years of dedicated service.

Norma is survived by her two sons, Lonnie J. McCulley of Columbia, Tenn., and Jack P. McCulley of Columbia, Mo.; nieces and nephews Karla Koskela (Mark), MG Holtkamp (Rudi), John W. Heidy (Ann), Eric Wood and Stanley Wood, all of Columbia, and Patricia Wakeland (Bob) of Bishop, Texas; one granddaughter, Carmen Gagnon (Chris) of Atlanta, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, LeAnn Ecker (Derek) of Hawaii, and Jordan Gagnon and Jeremie Gagnon, both of St. Louis; one great-great-granddaughter, Victoria Ecker of Hawaii; one sister-in-law, Bonnie Heidy of Columbia; and many great-nieces and -nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, John Heidy; one niece, Paulette; and one nephew, Mike.

Memorial donations may be made to Columbia Second Chance, 205 E. Ash St., No. 1, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Thursday, March 1, 2012

William Clifford Dalzell, 86, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at Community United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born on March 4, 1925, in Wilkinsburg, Pa., the son of the late William and Albana Frey Dalzell.

After graduating from Calumet High School in Chicago, he served his country in the Navy, stationed in the South Pacific during World War II. He was an aviation ordnanceman.

When the war ended, he enrolled at Kent State University, graduating in 1949 with a degree in business administration.

On Sept. 4, 1948, Bill married Norah-Creina "Nickey" Alger. To this union, three children were born: Jeffrey, Ann and Joan.

He was a member of Community United Methodist Church. During his professional career, he worked for Holland American Steamship Co. in Chicago. In 1961, he began working for Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, where he was alumni development director.

Bill and his family came to Columbia in 1967. He began working for the University of Missouri, eventually becoming the director of alumni relations. He later was hired as a fundraiser for Ketchum Inc., focusing on campaigns for churches. He completed his career while raising funds for the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation.

Bill's many volunteer activities include Meals on Wheels, deliveries for the Lions Eye Bank and being state director for the Missouri Good Sam Club. He was an involved member of Community United Methodist Church, where he facilitated Sunday school classes, assisted in many projects and traveled on mission trips, including the recent trip to help after Hurricane Katrina. Bill traveled on the Honor Flight for World War II veterans to see the World War II Memorial.

In addition to his wife, Nickey, survivors include his son, Jeffrey Dalzell and wife Rhonda of Liberty; daughter Ann Borgmeyer and husband Les of Columbia; son-in-law Stephen Savage of Columbia; grandchildren Kimberly Taylor, Katherine Dalzell, Molly, Sara and Billy Borgmeyer, and Cara and Devin Savage. He was preceded in death by daughter Joan Savage.

Bill brought joy to the lives of everyone he touched. With a smile on his face and an attitude of caring, Bill lived to do things for other people. While entering the hospital recently, his concern was about who would take care of his Meals on Wheels friends. We will miss his willingness to get things done for family, friends, church and community. We will miss that twinkle in his eyes.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community United Methodist Church or Meals on Wheels, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lloyd A. Wakeman, 91, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Lenoir Woods.

A celebration of Lloyd's life will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Christian Fellowship Church.

Lloyd was born on April 19, 1920, to George and Fredda Wakeman in Hanna, Ind. He was the second of six children. After graduating from Union Mills High School in Indiana, Lloyd served his country during World War II in the Pacific Theater as a C-47 aircraft pilot.

After the war, he enrolled in Purdue University, graduating in 1949 with a degree in agricultural engineering.

On Dec. 20, 1952, Lloyd married Marjorie Scholsser in Defiance, Ohio, and they have two sons.

Starting in 1949, Lloyd worked for 31 years for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service. His work took him to locations in Ohio, Puerto Rico and Missouri. He oversaw projects to develop plans for the watershed around proposed lakes, such as Truman Lake in Missouri. After retirement, Lloyd enjoyed gardening and travel to the Holy Land and the Philippines.

He had lived in Columbia since 1970.

During his life, he was been involved with the work of the church, including serving as an elder in the Presbyterian Church, providing leadership for the local chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men International and organizing the local Columbia Area Pastors' Fellowship and was a member at Christian Fellowship Church for more than 27 years.

In October 2010, Lloyd joined a group of veterans on a Central Missouri Honor Flight to see the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marjorie Wakeman of Columbia; son and daughter-in-law Larry and Marlene Wakeman of Columbia; two grandchildren, Hannah and Braden Wakeman of Columbia; and a second son, Tim Wakeman of Columbia; brothers Willard Wakeman of Union Mills, Ind., and Jack Wakeman of Montcello, Ind.; and a sister, Janet Beutler of West Lafayette, Ind.

Preceding him in death are his parents; brother Douglas Wakeman; and sister Celia Parsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Fellowship School.


Published Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Patricia Benham Strid, 91, of Columbia passed away on Friday, March 2, 2012.

Services will be held at a later date.

She was born on May 25, 1920, to Earle and Florence Benham in Flint, Mich. She married R. Henry Strid in 1941 in Auburn, N.Y.

She lived in Buffalo, N.Y., Carroll, Iowa, and Burlington, Vt., before moving to Columbia and then St. Louis.

While living in St. Louis, she was a real estate agent for Ira Berry. She also lived in Osage Beach and Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., before returning to Columbia after retirement.

In Columbia, she was a member of First Baptist Church as well as an active member of the Mother Singers. While living in St. Louis, she attended Webster Hills Methodist Church and sang in the choir.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Henry Strid, as well as children Catherine Eleanor Kottmeier and John Sivertsen Strid.

Patricia is survived by two sons, Roy Strid (Carole) of Brighton, Mich., and Fort Myers, Fla., and Marc Strid (Deborah) of Columbia; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodcrest Chapel, 2201 W. Nifong Blvd., Columbia, Mo., 65203.


Saturday, March 10, 2012
Sikeston Standard Democrat


SIKESTON -- William Bridges Malone III, 69, died March 3, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Nov. 1, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, to the late William Bridges and Marie Rigdon Malone Jr., he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and was of the Catholic belief.

Survivors include: one sister, Mary Quaid Malone of Sikeston; and one aunt, Margaret Rigdon of Dayton, Ohio.

No services are scheduled.

Nunnelee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.nunneleefuneralchapel.com.


Published Tuesday, March 6, 2012

William Granville Buckler, 93, of Columbia passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at his home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home.

William was born on Nov. 8, 1918, in Boone County to Jodie Cephas and Willie Mary Stidham Buckler. He married Mary Rader on June 20, 1948, in Columbia. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in California, France, Belgium and Germany. He was proud to serve his country. He worked in the refrigeration industry for 33 years, retiring in 1984. He worked for Platz Furniture and Appliance, owned his own business for a few years and then worked at the University of Missouri in the refrigeration department for 17 years.

William is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, Denny and his wife, Sharon, of Columbia, and David and his wife, Sabrina, of Piedmont, Okla.; three grandchildren, Justin and his wife, Susan, of Columbia, and Katie and Chris of Piedmont, Okla.; one brother, Leland and his wife, Mary Lou, of Higginsville; and several nieces and nephews.

William was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 104 Corporate Lake Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203, or the American Cancer Society, 1900 N. Providence Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202, or the charity of your choice.

Tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, April 8, 2012

Mary Alice Anglen, 86, formerly of Columbia, died on Monday, March 12, 2012, in Indianapolis.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Broadway Christian Church in Columbia. The family will receive visitors beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the church, and a graveside interment ceremony at Memorial Park Cemetery will follow the service. Family and friends are invited to share a meal in the fellowship hall of the church after the interment.

Mary Alice was born April 30, 1925, to Edith and Claude P. Owens of Jefferson City. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1942. She attended Drury College for one year and then graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1946. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta social sorority and Kappa Tau Alpha and Gamma Alpha Chi journalism honoraries. She married George Wesley Anglen on Sept. 16, 1950, and, after 59 years of marriage, he preceded her in death.

She worked in advertising and public relations for Stix, Baer & Fuller in St. Louis and Meredith Publishing (Better Homes and Gardens) in Des Moines, Iowa.

She moved to Columbia in 1965, earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Missouri and became a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma and Pi Lambda Theta education societies. She taught for 18 years at West Boulevard Elementary School in Columbia. Her major job in life was raising her three boys — serving as a Cub Scout den mother, Little League booster, nurse to banged-up knees and elbows, holiday dinner cook, birthday party organizer, Santa's chief assistant, singing, coloring and reading instructor, station wagon tour director, and pet wrangler. She did all this with a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye.

She was an active member of Broadway Christian Church, where she served as deacon. She did volunteer work for the University Hospital in the gift shop, Cancer Research Center, Women's Cancer Control Project, Habitat for Humanity and The Wardrobe.

She is survived by three sons, Dr. Jeff Anglen and wife Diane of Indianapolis, Randy Anglen Esq. of Branson, and Dr. R. Lindsay Anglen of Phoenix; 10 grandchildren; and one brother, James Owens and wife Peggy of Springfield.

She enjoyed raising her poodles, her grandchildren, playing bridge, being in the Red Hat Club and doing crafts. She and her husband belonged to two dance clubs, and they traveled extensively after their retirements. Their many friends in Columbia made their lives rich and joyful.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Woodhaven Christian Home, www.woodhaventeam.org.

Online condolences may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ruth Cowan O'Neal, 89, of The Terrace in Columbia left this Earth to be with her husband on Saturday, March 17, 2012.

A celebration of life will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 23, at Memorial Funeral Home. A private memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at High Gate Cemetery near St. James.

Ruth was born in St. James on April 27, 1922, to Doss and Carrie Saladin. She married Wilbur Cowan on March 28, 1939. A daughter, Barbara Aufranc, was born on March 30, 1942.

In 1943, Ruth and her husband moved to St. Albans for 10 years and then moved to Columbia. They lived on the J.C. Penny University Dairy Farm, west of Columbia. They were members of the Church of God for many years. She loved her Lord. She loved being a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. On Jan. 20, 1959, a son, Rick, was born.

Her husband, Wilbur, preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1974. Ruth earned her GED in April, 1974. She worked at Brady Commons from 1977 to 1984. She loved meeting the students.

She enjoyed visiting the Senior Center and playing cards. On December 1, 1985, Ruth married Wes Harvey. He died on September 5, 1987. On May 18, 1988, she married Joseph O'Neal. He died on July 20, 1988. She moved to The Terrace in 2005 and loved living there.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Aufranc of Columbia; son, Rick Cowan (Bo) of Hallsville; granddaughter, Karla Aufranc (Kevin Runnels) of Chandler, Ariz.; sister, June Huster (Fritz) of St. James; brother, Jerry Saladin (Ruth) of Arlington, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by both parents; her husband, Wilbur; four brothers, Charles, Robert, Doss Lee and Clyde; and one sister, Dorothy Cochran (Tom).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, March 25, 2012

Paula Karalyn "Kelly" Archer, 74, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at her home with her family in attendance.

A private service for the family is planned.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen Archer of Columbia; their son, Steven of Chicago; two sisters, Betsy Zindle and Judy Agrelius, both of Columbia; and a half-brother, Kenneth Hill of Red Bluff, Calif.

Mrs. Archer was born Aug. 21, 1937, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Paul Kenneth and Mary Josephine Briant Agrelius. She graduated from Little Falls (N.Y.) High School in 1954 and from Kansas State Teachers College at Emporia in 1958. She and her husband moved to Columbia in 1971, and she began playing piano accompaniment for musical production at Stephens College and the MU Department of Theatre. For 10 years, she taught music theory and piano at Stephens College.

Contributions in her name may be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lydia R. Coad, 86, of Columbia entered into rest on Monday, March 26, 2012, at Hospice of Medina County in Medina, Ohio.

A memorial commemorating the beautiful life of Lydia R. Coad will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, in the Columbia Room at Stoney Creek Inn, 2601 S. Providence Road. Brunch will be provided. A graveside service will be conducted immediately after the memorial at Columbia Cemetery, 30 E. Broadway.

She was born on Dec. 10, 1925, in London, where she began her career after World War II as a registered nurse.

She continued to help others in the United States as founder of the Columbia Visiting Nurses Association in 1972, where she served as director until her retirement in 1992.

Lydia is survived by sons David E. Coad and daughter in-law Fay A. Coad of San Francisco and Christopher J. Coad and daughter in-law Julie K. Coad of Medina; and grandchildren Tucker and Bianca Coad of San Francisco and Chelsea, Jessica and Rachel Coad of Medina.

She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Claudia A. Coad, on Feb. 3, 2009.


Published Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Thomas H. McCuistion, 80, passed on to Heaven peacefully Tuesday, March 27, 2012, from his home in Harker Heights, Texas.

A memorial will be Saturday, April 21, in Weimar, Texas.

A visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Woodcrest Chapel (Terrace Entrance) on West Nifong Boulevard in Columbia.

Tom was known by many as the manager of the Nowell's liquor department on Worley Street. He retired from there in 1996 and moved to Texas.

Tom is survived by his wife, Alice McCuistion of Harker Heights; and by his son, Mike McCuistion of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Alma Rae and Virginia; and his first wife, Marie McCuistion.


Published Friday, April 6, 2012

Donald A. Reid, 88, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Shell Point Assisted Living Community in Fort Myers, Fla.

Services are planned for a later date.

Don was born Sept. 8, 1923, in Duquoin, Ill. He graduated from the University of Missouri and married Blair Mitchell. They lived in Columbia, where he sold life insurance for Equitable Life for 49 years.

He loved golf and played it throughout his life.

Don is survived by his daughter, Ellen Petrick, and son-in-law David; grandsons Chris and wife Beth, Tad and wife Jeanie, and Joel; and grandchildren Ryan, Alice, Molly, Charlie and Oliver.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Blair.
Memorial donations can be made to Hope Hospice at Shell Point, 15010 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers, Fla., 33908, or St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Fla., 33957.


Published Sunday, April 8, 2012

Carolyn Leuthold, 79, of Columbia and Molt, Mont., died Friday, April 6, 2012, at home in Columbia of pancreatic cancer.

A celebration of Carolyn's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Columbia, 2615 Shepard Blvd.

Carolyn was born in 1932 in Monterey Park, Calif. She was valedictorian of her high school class in Oregon and received a scholarship to Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore., where she earned a degree in English, education and library science.

In 1956, Carolyn served as an International Farm Youth Exchange delegate to Belgium, the first trip in a lifetime of international travel. Her last trip was to Myanmar for a project that has donated 600,000 library books.

Carolyn loved fresh fruits and vegetables and gardened all her life, being noted for her "green thumb." Carolyn was an excellent cook. She was very creative, working in such mediums as sewing, pottery, landscaping and flower arranging. She taught school in Grants Pass, Ore., and San Clemente, Calif. More recently, she helped operate the family cattle ranch in Montana, riding her last roundup in October 2011.

Carolyn was a lifelong civic activist and consumer advocate. She chaired mental health associations in Boone County and in Sweetgrass/Stillwater counties in Montana. She was active in the Columbia/Boone County League of Women Voters and recently received the Eleanor Goodge award for service. She was one of the founders of the Senior Recreation Program at OAK Towers, the Voluntary Action Center and the Wardrobe. For many years, she served as an election judge in Boone County.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, David; her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and David Holt of Leawood, Kan.; her son, Johnny Leuthold and his wife, Sarah Hartung, of Portland, Ore.; grandchildren, Lauren Holt of Lawrence, Kan., and Tom Holt, a student at Hendrix College in Arkansas; sister, Corrine Romero of Loveland, Colo., and her children; and brother and sister-in-law, Bill Varitz and Marge Varitz, of West Linn, Ore., and their daughter and grandchildren. She also is survived by her extended families of Jeff and Nora Tsay, and their children and grandchildren, Sam Tsay and Angel Liu, Patrick and Shu Hsien Tsay and their children, and Mihail and Mihaela Popescu and their children. In addition, Carolyn leaves numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews and friends who shared their love and affection for her as she faced the end of life.

Memorial donations may be made to charity of the donor's choice.


Published Sunday, April 8, 2012

John Claude Schuder, 90, of Columbia died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Lenoir Woods.

Private graveside services will be at Columbia Cemetery, and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Columbia.

Dr. Schuder was born March 2, 1922, in Olney, Ill., to Charles Claude and Louise Ella Muench Schuder. He married Retha Elizabeth Sumner on July 23, 1946.

A pacifist, he spent much of his life as a peace activist, during which time he was a founding member of both the Columbia Friends Meeting and Columbia Fellowship of Reconciliation in 1961. He, along with others in Columbia, counseled conscientious objectors to war. He played an active role in starting the on-campus, six-year weekly vigil against the Vietnam War, the weekly peace vigil — which has been in place at the post office since 1983 — and vigils against capital punishment. He also was active in the civil rights movement.

In 1964, he was an unsuccessful candidate for the Columbia City Council. Dr. Schuder, an electrical engineer, received degrees from the University of Illinois and Purdue. He was a faculty member at Purdue, Doane College, University of Pennsylvania and the department of surgery at the University of Missouri, where he was a member of a small research group of faculty, graduate students and technicians that developed electrical systems for use in treating cardiac disease.

He is survived by his wife, Retha of Columbia; three children, Linda Brown and husband Ray of Fulton, Charles Wayne Schuder of Oakland, Calif., and Jonna Elizabeth Schuder of Portland, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Jean Louise Wagner of Sumner, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Charles Bernhard Schuder.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Monday, April 9, 2012

Howard John Lewis Hoffman, 83, of Columbia, formerly of Jefferson City, passed away Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, at The Neighborhoods by Tiger Place.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at St. Paul Church in Napoleon. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Howard was born July 29, 1928, in Wellington, the son of Oscar and Edna Hoffman. Howard married Elmira Kronshage on Oct. 10, 1946, and lived on a farm in Bates City until moving to Columbia in 1955, when he began his career with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Col. Howard Hoffman (retired) was appointed to the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Sept. 18, 1955. Col. Hoffman worked in Columbia, Jefferson City and Springfield during his career as well as receiving special training at the FBI National Academy. He was promoted through the ranks of the patrol, eventually returning to Jefferson City, where he was named superintendent of the patrol in 1982. Col. Hoffman was known and respected nationally and internationally for his efforts to promote safety and security for the people he served. He was instrumental in establishing drug and alcohol education programs and strived to advance technology to better the patrol for the future.

Howard retired from the Missouri State Highway Patrol in 1988. During his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at his cabin at the Lake of the Ozarks. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and early-morning coffee with friends. Later in his retirement, he volunteered at Capital Region Medical Center. Howard and Elmira moved to The Terrace in December 2010, where they made many new friends, and "Did I mention the food?"

Howard and Elmira were blessed with three children, Jim Hoffman (Sharon) of Columbia, Janelle Patterson (Lowell) of Columbia and John Hoffman (Christina) of Austin, Texas; and three beloved grandchildren, Sarah Hoffman of Columbia, and Ellen and Thomas Hoffman of Austin. In addition, Howard is survived by two sisters, Loydine Kranz of Kansas City and Carol Braksick of Portage, Mich.; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Elmira, on Oct. 19, 2011, after 65 years of marriage. He is joining his wife, Elmira, his parents and sister, Marilyn Haase, in Heaven.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to St. Paul Church, 205 Hill St., Napoleon, Mo., 64074, or to the charity of one's choice, in care of Kolkmeyer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 315, Wellington, Mo., 64097.


Published Monday, April 16, 2012

Andrew Jackson "A.J." McRoberts IV, 89, of rural Malta Bend, formerly of Columbia, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at his home.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia, with Father Knute Jacobson officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorial graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Malta Bend Cemetery.

A.J. was born Feb. 20, 1923, to Andrew Jackson McRoberts III and Mary Shafer McRoberts in Malta Bend. He attended Steele School and graduated from Marshall High School with the Class of 1941. A.J. continued his education at Warrensburg Teachers College (now the University of Central Missouri), Franklin College in Indiana and Boston University and earned a bachelor's degree in history. He earned his Master of Arts degree at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Conn.

A.J. and Doreen Hartman were married in Jewett City, Conn. They moved to Columbia in 1950 and were active members of the community. A.J. taught history at Hickman High School and then developed a building/development company. A.J. was the owner/broker of McRoberts and Co., where he sold residential and commercial real estate. He specialized in hotel properties.

A.J. was very active in the community in Columbia. He was a member and served on the vestry of Calvary Episcopal Church. A.J. loved to brag he had been a member of Calvary longer than any other. He was very politically active and was a member and past president of the Pachyderm Club. He was on the Boone County Republican Committee. A.J. enjoyed a good political debate and thought it his civic duty to challenge city hall and test the young politicians on Missouri political history. He was on the city of Columbia's Historic Preservation Commission and served on the board of trustees of the Friends of Arrow Rock. A.J. loved his term as vice president of Missouri Arabian Horse Association.

A.J. and Doreen raised their children and lived happily in the same East Campus house for 57 years.

A.J.'s passion for Missouri history was evident in his love for his 160-year-old historic farm, Kosy Grove. He and Doreen spent 40 years of weekends carefully restoring the farmhouse, lands and stable. He and Doreen retired permanently to his beloved Kosy Grove in 2008. They spent their last years together enjoying the country life, raising crops and watching the horses and house cats.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Doreen Hartman McRoberts of Kosy Grove; daughter Anne Elizabeth McRoberts of Malta Bend and Prairie Village, Kan., son Andrew "Andy" Jackson McRoberts V of Dallas; a grandson, Andrew Jackson "Jack" McRoberts VI of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.

A.J. was preceded in death by daughter Mary Katherine McRoberts in 1953; and his brother, Ben McRoberts in 2000.

Memorials may be made to Friends of Arrow Rock or Calvary Episcopal Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home 226 S. Odell, Marshall, Mo., 65340.

Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.


Published Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Avalene Kruger, 86, of Blackburn passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Apple Ridge Care Center.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19, at Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Blackburn Cemetery in Blackburn.

Avalene was born Dec. 21, 1924, in Blackburn to William N. and Laura Tieman Hogan.

She married Louis Kruger on Feb. 1, 1946, in Columbia, and he survives.

Avalene worked at Kruger Plumbing, Heating and Tax Service from 1956 to 2000. She was the nice lady with the beautiful voice who answered the phone. She also worked as a tax preparer for the company.

She enjoyed going to antique tractor shows, loved to play the calliope, had a massive Beanie Baby collection and treasured time spent with her family.

Avalene is survived by one son, Gregory Kruger; two daughters, Brenda Malin and Dr. Linda Kruger; six grandchildren, Laura, Zosia, Nick, Louis, Cole and Lindy; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Alicia; and one brother, A.J. Hogan.

Memorial contributions can be made to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, 115 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65203-3299.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sarah Frances Leach, 90, of Columbia passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at The Bluffs.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Memorial Funeral Home, with burial following in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.

Frances was born on June 23, 1921, in St. Louis to Lucille and John Chavaux. She married Verne E. Leach on Aug. 24, 1940, and they made their home in Columbia.

She is survived by her children, son Michael Leach and wife Phyllis, daughter Colleen Olesen and husband Richard, and son John Randall Leach and wife Debbie; five grandchildren, Chris, Wendy, Kevin, Beau and Ryan; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Verne Leach; parents, Lucille and John Chavaux; and a grandson, Andrew Olesen.

Frances was a great cook and loved to entertain family and friends. She was known for the beautiful tables she set and the wonderful food she served. She loved her family, and everyone who knew her will miss her deeply.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Academy of St. Louis, in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Friday, April 20, 2012

Donald W. Dugan, 90, of Columbia passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 1600 Hitt St.

He was born Aug. 21, 1921, to Tom and Edith Dugan in Winchester, Ill. He attended the University of Illinois.

He served 3½ years in the Army during World War II in various places, including the European Theater, and held the rank of first lieutenant and served an additional six months in the Korean War.

In 1943, he married Mary Butterfield in Elmhurst, Ill., with whom he shared his life until the time of his passing.

Together, they raised five children and stayed actively involved in the lives of their children, 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Most of his business career was in the insurance industry, including 34 years in management roles with State Farm Insurance Cos. and, during the last 14 years of his career, as regional vice president.

He was involved in numerous industry and community organizations. He was a member of Missouri United Methodist Church; First Presbyterian Church; Columbia Church; the Columbia Chamber of Commerce; United Way; Boone County Community Services Counsel; Little Dixie Kiwanis Club; the American Legion; the Round Table; Country Club of Missouri; and the Quarterback Club. He also enjoyed meeting with two retiree groups.

He is survived by daughters Diane (Alan) Fugit of Florida, Jeannie (David) Edmondson of Bloomington, Ill., and Nancy (Rich) Becker of Prairie Village, Kan.; son Robert (Kim) Dugan of Fort Worth, Texas; and daughter-in-law Penny Dugan of Wichita, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Patricia MacLellan; and a son, Thomas "Ted" Dugan of Belleville, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Donald W. Dugan Scholarship at University of Missouri, Robert J. Trulaske School of Business, 110 Cornell Hall, Columbia, Mo., 65211.

Online condolences may be left at www.heartlandcremation.com.


Published Monday, April 23, 2012

Carole M. Haire, 67, of Columbia passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012, surrounded by family at her home.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at Centralia Church of Christ in Centralia. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.
Carole was born on Aug. 5, 1944, to John Howard and Deloris Marie Moeller Scofield in New Orleans.

Her first marriage gave her the greatest treasure she had on earth, her son, Craig.
Carole married Tom Haire on July 1, 1980, in Centralia. She and "Tomsies" enjoyed 32 wonderful years filled with love and mutual admiration. One of her greatest joys was her role as grandmother, otherwise know as "Muzzie." She was a master seamstress, and the clothes she made for her granddaughters were true works of art. Carole also was a master gardener.

Carole was a beautiful person inside and out, earning the titles of homecoming queen in high school and Miss Mizzou in college. Her beauty extended beyond the physical to include many life accomplishments as a mother, wife, grandmother and teacher. She spread peace and good will wherever she went and had an infectious sense of humor. She had a gift for putting those around her at ease. It was clear the source of all her wonderful qualities was through her faith in Jesus Christ and God.
Carole graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in elementary education and a master's degree in English literature. She was an exceptional teacher and an avid reader. Carole taught elementary education for 30 years and was a first-grade teacher at West Boulevard Elementary School for more than 20 years.
Carole is survived by her husband, Tom; son Craig Mears (Jennifer); granddaughters Sophie, Maddie and Charlotte; brother Mark Scofield (Sue); sister Christy Scofield; stepmother Marilyn Scofield; stepbrother Jeff Scofield; and stepsister Janice Phillips.
Carole's family would like to give special thanks and recognition to her health care team, including Missouri Cancer Associates, Boone Hospital Center, Hospice Advantage and Dr. Cynthia Hayes.

Memorial contributions in honor of Carole may be made to the Little Prairie Bible Camp c/o Centralia Church of Christ, 731 N. Jefferson St., Centralia, Mo., 65240

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shirley Jean Traxler, 76, of Columbia passed away Monday, April 23, 2012.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, at Memorial Funeral Home with burial after in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Shirley was born Nov. 27, 1935, in Boone County, the daughter of the late Howard and Elma Coffman Williams. She was united in marriage to Roger D. Traxler on March 16, 1957, at the McMurry Chapel of Missouri United Methodist Church.

Shirley was a lifelong resident of Boone County. She worked for State Farm Insurance Cos. for 37 years. Shirley was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed bowling and playing cards on Fridays at the Elk's Lodge. Shirley was a longtime member of the Show-Me Travelers RV Club.

Survivors include her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Carl and Martha Traxler; nephew Larry Traxler and wife Polly; nieces Terry Phelps, Janet Traxler and Joy Traxler; great-nieces Kimberly Mabrey and husband Greg and Kacey Traxler and fiancé Rusty Richardson; and two great-nephews.

Her husband, Roger, preceded her in death July 14, 1998.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the donor's choice.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Again Goodson, 84, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

A private celebration of her life will be held later this summer in Minnesota.

She was married to the late William "Bill" Goodson. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Liz and Rolf Turnquist; her son, Gary Goodson; brother and sister-in-law, Coy and Martha Again; deceased brother, Hansel, and sister-in-law, Nellie Again; three grandchildren of whom she was so proud, Ayla Turnquist Guild (husband Tim Guild), T. Cody Turnquist and Sydney Turnquist; and several nieces and nephews.

She is fondly remembered as a loving and caring mother and grandmother, endlessly dedicated to her family and her plethora of animals, many of whom she raised herself. Her passion for creating beauty extended from her green thumb to amazing meals to her lovely sewing and quilting projects. She taught her family that: "A job worth doing is worth doing right."

A memorial has been established with the Aiken SPCA, 401 Wire Road, Aiken, S.C. 29801.

Her online guest book may be signed at www.shellhousefuneralhome.com.
 


Published Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dr. Marion Wesley Sorenson, 85, died on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at his home.

A family burial was held at Olivet Christian Church Cemetery in accordance with Dr. Sorenson's wishes.

Dr. Sorenson was born on Dec. 29, 1926, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He grew up in Centerfield, Utah.

Dr. Sorenson joined the Army after high school and was stationed in Germany. While on leave in Switzerland, he met his future wife, Simone Rachel Chatelanat. They married in 1948 and remained happily married for more than 50 years. His beloved wife predeceased him in 2002.

Dr. Sorenson received his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah and later received his doctorate at the University of Missouri. Dr. Sorenson was a professor of zoology in Columbia for many years and will not be forgotten by his students. Additionally, Dr. Sorenson was a highly respected researcher and published extensively in his field.

Dr. Sorenson loved his family and friends. He enjoyed sports, hunting and fishing and loved his farm. He will be missed by his many friends.

Dr. Sorenson is survived by his three children, Chantal Sorenson, Michael Sorenson and Cindy Sutherland; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Armon Frederick Yanders, 84, of Columbia passed away Monday, May 7, 2012.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Memorial Funeral Home. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Armon Frederick Yanders was born on April 12, 1928, to Beatrice Pate Yanders and Fred Westamer Yanders in Lincoln, Neb. He lived in Washington, D.C., and Corpus Christi, Texas, as a child and graduated from Peru High School in Nebraska in 1944. He received a bachelor’s degree from Peru State College in 1948 and married his college sweetheart, Evelyn Louise Gatz, on Aug. 1, 1948, in Falls City, Neb.

Mr. Yanders was a teaching assistant and an Atomic Energy Commission Fellow at the University of Nebraska and received a Ph.D. in genetics in 1953. He was a research associate at Northwestern University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee from 1953 to 1954, where his research in radiation genetics involved participation in the atomic weapons tests in Nevada. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1958, primarily as a biophysicist at the U.S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory in San Francisco, Calif., where he continued radiation genetics research. After completing his active-duty commitment, he remained in the Navy Ready Reserve for 30 years, retiring as a captain, Medical Service Corps, in 1988. He was a member of the Reserve Officers Association and a life member of the Military Officers Association of America and the Association of the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Yanders was an associate geneticist at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois from 1958 to 1959 and joined the Department of Zoology at Michigan State University as an associate professor in 1959. He was appointed director of MSU’s Biology Research Center in 1963 and became professor of zoology and assistant dean of the College of Natural Science in 1965. He spent a sabbatical leave as a visiting scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization laboratory in Canberra, Australia, from 1966 to 1967.

Mr. Yanders was dean of the College of Arts and Science of the University of Missouri from 1969 to 1982, and director of the Environmental Trace Substances Research Center and Sinclair Comparative Medicine Research Farm from 1983 to 1994. After retiring in 1994 as professor emeritus of biological sciences, he worked part time as director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Research Program from 1994 to 2004 and director of the Spinal Cord Injuries Research Program from 2001 to the present.

He was the author or co-author of a number of papers dealing with the biological effects of ionizing radiation and chemical mutagens and the behavior of toxic chemicals in the environment. Support for his research came from the Atomic Energy Commission, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine, the Environmental Protection Agency, the American Cancer Society and other sponsors.

He was a member of many professional organizations, including the American Association of University Professors, the Environmental Mutagen Society, the Genetics Society of America, the Radiation Research Society, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Sigma Xi, the American Society of Naturalists and the Zoological Society of America and was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He served as a consultant to various federal and state agencies and private corporations and had testified before the U.S. Congress and state regulatory bodies on matters related to environmental hazards.

Mr. Yanders served in various capacities in the Argonne Universities Association from 1964 to 1977, including trustee, chairman of the board committee on biology and medicine, vice president, president, and chairman of the board of trustees. He was the recipient of the 1971 Robert W. Martin Award of the Missouri State Conference of the American Association of University Professors, “In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Academic Freedom.” He was a member of the board of directors of the United Way of Columbia from 1971 to 1975, a member of the board of directors of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences from 1980 to 1982, a member of the Missouri State Dioxin Advisory Committee from 1984 to 1985, and served on the board of directors of the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the University of Missouri Friends of Music. He was appointed to membership of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Environmental Hazards at its inception in 1985 and was chairman of the committee from 1989 to 2001. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from Peru State College in 1989 and was a member of its Alumni Foundation board of directors. In 2007, he was recognized as dean emeritus and received a Distinguished Service Award from the University of Missouri College of Arts and Science.

Mr. Yanders was a member of the Golden K. Kiwanis Club of Columbia, where he was president from 2003 to 2004 and took part in many of its volunteer activities. He also enjoyed flying and continued to be an active pilot until his mid-70s. He was a longtime member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Missouri Pilots Association.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Elizabeth Yanders; and grandchildren Eric and Samantha, all of Blue Springs.

His parents and a son preceded him in death.

Memorials are suggested to the Armon F. Yanders Scholarship Fund (Office of Development, University of Missouri, 109 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, Mo., 65211), the American Cancer Society or the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, (2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201).

Online tributes and photos may be shared at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, May 13, 2012

Howard L. Pemberton, 92, of Storm Lake, Iowa, and formerly of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Howard was born June 14, 1919, in Hallsville to Clyde O. and Cleo E. (Bryan) Pemberton. He married Lucille Cox on March 28, 1942, in Columbia. She preceded him in death on April 23, 2001.

He married Ardys Heinshon on June 29, 2002, in Storm Lake, Iowa, and she survives.

Howard served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 with the 90th Infantry. He received a Battlefield Commission, two Silver Stars, one Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He was employed by Riback Supply Co. for 26 years.

He is survived by three sons, Lawrence Ray Pemberton, William Floyd Pemberton and Gary Lee Pemberton; three daughters, Brenda Kay Amend, Cheryl Ann Gysbers and Carol Jean Shafer; 14 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Howard was preceded in death by one brother, William G. Pemberton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Tributes may be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Friday, May 11, 2012

Martha Vivian Morris, 83, of Ballwin, formerly of Columbia, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Ballwin.


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Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service for Martha at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Martha was born Nov. 23, 1928, in Sturgeon to Mayer and Louisa Brink.

Martha was the youngest of five. She married James "Blackie" Morris Jr. on Dec. 24, 1949, in Columbia. They had three children. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1996. She attended Sturgeon High School and graduated in 1947. She was a longtime resident of Columbia before moving to the St. Louis area in 2001. She was employed by General Telephone as an operator for more than 10 years. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, canning homegrown vegetables and traveling with her children and grandchildren. She was a star guard on the Sturgeon High School Bulldogs basketball team.

Martha will be remembered by her children, Kathy Smith and husband Haden of Ballwin, James Morris and wife Courtney of Grain Valley and Tim Morris and his wife Pamela of Centralia. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Cliff Smith of Ballwin, Haden M. Smith and fiancée Sophie Zavaglia of St. Louis, Jay Morris and wife Marcia of Kansas City, Becky Morris of Independence, Tim Morris of Fulton and Haden Morris of Centralia. She also has two great-grandchildren.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Mayer and Louisa Brink; her sister, Kathreen Taylor; and her brothers, Herschel, Wilbert and Harold Brink.

Martha's family would like to thank BJC Hospice and especially Peg and Debbie for their love and support through the last few weeks of her life. Please make donations in Martha's memory to Barnes Jewish Hospice. Tributes may be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dolores Donahue, 78, of Nashville, Tenn., died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Alive Hospice.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Highway 100 in Nashville, (615) 646-9292. www.afamilylegacy.com.

Dolores was born in St. Louis, where she married Donald V. Donahue, and they lived there until 1970. They moved to Columbia and remained there until 1998. She worked for MFA Credit Union and was the assistant to the president of Mizzou Credit Union from 1978 to 1998. They moved to Nashville in 1998 to be near their four grandchildren. Delores spent many years scrapbooking and making homemade cards. In 2007, she started as a greeter at The Cracker Barrel on Charlotte Pike, where she quickly gained the coveted "4 Star" status. She loved people and would often get cards from customers thanking her for saying or suggesting just the right gift. She was an incredible grandmother and loved her grandchildren with all of her heart, and they cherished their "GrammaDee." Everyone she met loved her instantly; she was never without a smile.

Survivors include children Elaine M. Donahue, Beth Donahue-Weedman (Robert) and Don Donahue (Laura Lyn); grandchildren Donald "Baker", Cara Clare, John Brennan and Eliza Donahue; and brother Robert Brady.

Delores was preceded in death by her husband, Donald V. Donahue, and her sister, Carol Baker.

The family wishes to thank all those who cared for her in her final weeks, including the doctors and nurses at Vanderbilt and an extra special thank you to Dr. John Mulder. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Dolores's name to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, Tenn., 37203.


Published Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dixie Botner, 84, of Columbia passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Dixie was born on Oct. 15, 1927, to William Charles and Nellie May Easton Lowry in Lawton, Okla. She met the love of her life, Stanley B. Botner, while he was stationed at Fort Sill during World War II. They were married May 24, 1945, in Lawton.

After the war, they moved to Columbia, where his family had a farm north of town. They lived for a short time in Washington, D.C., when Stanley was working for Sen. James Kem of Missouri.

After returning to Columbia, Dixie was a homemaker while Stanley worked on his doctorate at the University of Missouri. Together they raised four children. In later years, they enjoyed traveling, including trips to France, Tunisia, Switzerland, Italy and England. They particularly enjoyed having tea at the Goring Hotel, where they stayed in London. They also were avid fans of the St. Louis Cardinals.

When the children grew older, Dixie completed a bachelor's degree in elementary education at the University of Missouri. She then taught first grade for 10 years at Mokane and Midway Heights elementary schools. After retiring, she served as secretary for the Boone County Retired Teachers Association for several years.

Dixie loved children and had fond memories of the children she taught. She also adored her two grandchildren.

Dixie is survived by one son, Douglas "Micky" Botner of Norman, Okla.; three daughters, Janet Crow of St. Louis, Linda Noll and husband Ray of Columbia, and Carol Larsen and husband David of Columbia; two grandchildren, John Weston Jr. and Kathryn Weston; one sister, LaVerne Henry and husband Thomas of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Jean Lowry and Lucette Lowry; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Stanley Botner; her parents; and four brothers, Mitchell, Allen, Herbert and Jimmy Lowry.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 104 Corporate Lake Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Tributes may be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Saturday, May 19, 2012

Larry Rupe, 73, of Columbia passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family and loving wife of 32 years.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 21, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Larry was born Jan. 5, 1939, in Centralia, Ill., to Lowell A. Rupe and Berneze Jones. He remained in Centralia, finishing high school and a year of junior college before moving to Columbia in 1958. There, he married his first wife, Jean (Seymour) Sapp. In January 1980, he married Cheryl (Frisbie) of Mexico, Mo., and she survives.

Larry retired in 1995 after 30-plus years with United Parcel Service. He was a member of the local Twilight Lodge of the Masonic Order.

Larry is survived by two daughters, Teresa Singleton and her husband, Tom, and Cheryl Haynie and her husband, Jim; one stepdaughter, Cara Smith Wray of Columbia; one stepson, Bryan Smith of Lee's Summit; nine grandchildren, Jason Huddeston and Heather Haynie of Columbia, Alex Long of Paris, Mo., Kailyn and Kylea Smith of Lee's Summit, and Angelee Geisler, Scott Haynie, Emilee Haynie, and Seth Wray, all of Columbia; and one brother, Bill Rupe of Florida.

Larry was preceded in death by his two brothers, Jay Rupe and Roger Rupe.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus or Cross Trail Outfitters.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeand cemetery.com.


Published Saturday, May 19, 2012

Robert Earl Smith, 85, of Columbia passed away Friday, May 18, 2012.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Parker Funeral Service, with Pastor Mark Butrum officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Robert was born June 10, 1926, in Boone County to George Lee and Nannie Roberts Smith. He married Mary Lou Martin on June 29, 1944, and she survives.

Robert served as an M.P. with the U.S. Army. He worked for the Columbia Fire Department for 30 years, retiring in 1982 as lieutenant. He was very active in dirt track racing in Central Missouri during the 1950s.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Smith of Columbia; a son, Robert E. Smith Jr. and wife Shannon of Columbia; a daughter, Sandra Thornhill and husband Jerry of Barrington, Ill.; and four grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to Rocky Fork Fellowship, 555 N. Route B, Hallsville, Mo., 65255.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dr. Edward Lee Washington, a longtime Columbia resident and pediatrician, died peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 19, 2012.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Parker Funeral Service in Columbia.

Dr. Washington was born June 26, 1920, in Hannibal to Lee S. Washington and Opal Christian Washington. He grew up in Hannibal and graduated from Hannibal High School in 1937. While recovering from a complicated appendicitis, he attended Hannibal-LaGrange College. He transferred to Washington University in St. Louis, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He graduated with a B.S. degree in 1943.

On Dec. 24, 1943, he married Mary Ruth Lennox, also of Hannibal. He attended medical school as a U.S. Army cadet in an accelerated degree program, first at the University of Missouri then transferring to and graduating from Washington University School of Medicine in 1945. After his internship at St. Louis City Hospital, he spent two years on active duty as a medical officer with the U.S. Army at Fort Roots in Little Rock, Ark. He then returned to St. Louis City Hospital for a pediatric residency program.

During the family's stay in Little Rock, their first child, William Lee, was born in 1946. In 1950, the family moved to Columbia, where Dr. Washington joined Helen Yeager Thomas in pediatric practice. In 1951, their second child, Louis Edward, was born.

Dr. Washington remained in pediatric practice in Columbia along with his partner, Charles Schueber, M.D., until 1977. He was a long-term member of the Boone County Medical Society and served as its president during that time. In 1977, he moved to Fort Campbell, Ky., for one year, working as a pediatrician there. They returned to Columbia, where he assumed a position as a medical director for Missouri Crippled Children's Service from 1978 to 1983.

In 1983, Dr. Washington and his wife retired to Fairfield Bay, Ark., where they lived and enjoyed golf and many friends until 1993. While in Arkansas, he worked part-time for the University of Arkansas School of Medicine Outreach Clinics screening children for cardiac defects. He and his wife then moved to the Cincinnati area to join their son, Louis. In 2007, after developing Alzheimer's-type dementia, they relocated to Columbia, joining their other son, William. In the last year of life, he was a resident of The Bluffs.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth; his first son, William Lee and his wife, Frances Ann (Hoffman); his second son, Louis Edward and his wife, Barbara (Williams); a granddaughter, Katherine Elizabeth Flanner and her husband, Mark; and great-granddaughter Adela of Ann Arbor, Mich.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made to Hospice Compassus of Columbia or the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

The family wishes to thank the Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital, doctors Richard Burns and Paul Cravens, The Bluffs dementia unit staff, as well as the Hospice Compassus staff for their care and support. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Saturday, May 26, 2012

Edward Ray Wiggins, 87, of Columbia passed away peacefully Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Lenoir Woods.

The family will have a visitation from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Memorial Funeral Home, to be followed by a graveside service.

Ed was born on Nov. 30, 1924, on a farm near Windsor to John and Jewell Wiggins. After graduating from Windsor High School at 16, he enrolled at the University of Missouri in the fall of 1941. At the end of his fourth semester, he was old enough for the draft and was called into the U.S. Air Force and transferred to Italy, where he flew 25 combat missions as a gunner on B-24 bombers before the European part of the World War II ended. He returned to the University of Missouri to complete his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture, and on Feb. 6, 1947, in their last semester before graduation, married his longtime girlfriend, F. Elaine Wiggins, who after 51 years of marriage predeceased Ed in 1998.

Ed became a member of the University of Missouri's Extension Division staff in June 1947 as agent at large. He moved through the positions of associate agent and county agent at various locations in Missouri. Ed joined the Extension Division staff in Columbia in January 1954 as a farm management specialist. In 1964, he received a master's degree in agricultural economics from MU. He retired in 1981, after 35 years of service, with the academic title of professor of agricultural economics. Thereafter, Ed and Elaine started and operated a U-Pick strawberry business on their land for five years. They were charter members (since 1958) of Broadway Christian Church.

Ed is survived by his second wife, Doris Thomas Wiggins of Lenoir Woods. Ed and Doris were married on June 24, 2000. Ed also is survived by his son, Kip (Mary Beth) Wiggins of Leawood, Kan., and his son, Rex (Diane) Wiggins of Belton. Also surviving are Ed's grandchildren, Molly (Ben) Simpson, Matthew (Amanda) Wiggins, Christopher (Morgan) Wiggins and Michael Wiggins; and Ed's great-grandchildren, Joy Simpson, Jacob Wiggins and Tyler Wiggins.

The family wishes to expresses its appreciation for the compassionate care provided to Ed by Lenoir Woods and Hospice Compassus.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Ed's name to Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65203; or to the Alzheimer's Association, Mid-Missouri Chapter, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65201.


Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012

John Phillips "Jack" Kennedy, 84, of Columbia passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012, at his home.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Parker Funeral Service. Friends may gather from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth St., with a memorial service at 11 a.m. A reception will follow. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Columbia Cemetery.

Jack was born on Oct. 11, 1927, to Frederick Thomas and Elizabeth Phillips Kennedy in Muskegon, Mich. He married Nancy Gibbs on March 3, 1962, in Columbia. He owned Columbia Brick and Tile for many years, which supplied materials for many campus buildings and countless homes in Columbia. His passion for history of early aviation led him to become a member of the Boone County Historical Society and the Mid-MO Civil War Round Table. He was an active volunteer with the Friends of the Columbia Public Library and a past president and longtime member of the Rotary Club.

Jack is survived by his wife, Nancy Kennedy; daughter Mary Radford Kennedy of Columbia; son Thomas Gibbs Kennedy of Orlando, Fla.; sister Elizabeth L. Kennedy of Columbia; brother-in-law Joe Gibbs and wife Beth; sister-in-law Mary Griffin and husband John; and niece Maryanne Marvin and husband David.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Frederick T. Kennedy; and a niece, Jane Raje.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Friends of the Public Library and the Rotarian Scholarship Fund.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Friday, June 1, 2012

Linda L. Barnes, 58, of Columbia went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, after battling cancer for six years.

A celebration of her life will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 4, at Grace Bible Church, 601 Blue Ridge Road in Columbia. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Linda was born on Dec. 7, 1953, to the late Beulah and Sidney Wear of Shelbina. She married her best friend, Frank C. Barnes II, on June 25, 1983, and he survives. Linda was a 1972 graduate of South Shelby High School in Shelbina and attended Gem City Business College in Quincy, Ill., after graduation.

Linda became a member of Grace Bible Church when she married Frank, and together they served as church host and hostess for several years. She enjoyed working in vacation Bible school with crafts and decorating the church classrooms for VBS and for banquets. Linda worked as church financial secretary for four years and served on several other church committees and projects throughout the years.

Linda worked for the Columbia Public Schools for the past 10 years.

She will be remembered for her love of laughter, her beautiful smile and personality, her devotion to her family and friends, and her enduring strength and faith.

She also is survived by three daughters, Christin Huether and husband Jason, Lindsey Barnes and Shannon Barnes; seven brothers and sisters, Kenneth Wear and wife Cheryl, Junior Wear and wife Marvyda, Liz White, Mary Zentz and husband Albert, Jerry Wear and wife Barbee, Joanne Jewett, and Jim Wear and wife Leisa; her father-in-law, Bill Barnes; her sister-in-law, Kathy Curtis and husband, Steve; and many nieces and nephews.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Beulah and Sidney Wear; her mother-in-law, Elsie K. Barnes; her brother-in-law, Bruce Jewett; and three infant nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Missouri Cancer: to Dr. Honeycutt and Jeannie for their exceptional care and support; to the chemo nurses: Rhonda, Nancy, Linda, Johanna, Amber and Denise. We never saw a frown from the staff in the chemo room; they always made us laugh, served our every need and filled us with inspiration to fight this dreaded disease. We also would like to thank Boone Hospice staff, especially Stephinie, Kathy, Marla and Richard for their exceptional care.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Bible Church Children's Ministries, or The Gurucharri Foundation (local financial assistance for cancer patients) c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com.


Published Sunday, June 3, 2012

Thomas E. Baumgardner, 73, a leader in the Columbia business community and a longtime financial adviser for Edward Jones, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 4, at First Presbyterian Church of Columbia. The family will receive friends at a reception after the service at the church.

Tom was born on Nov. 15, 1938, to Joseph Earl Baumgardner and Xetah May Finch Baumgardner in Doniphan.

He attended school in Poplar Bluff, graduating from Poplar Bluff High School in 1956. He attended Westminster College in Fulton, where he was student body president and a member of the Skulls of Seven honor society and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He graduated in 1960 with a bachelor's degree in biology and remained a dedicated and involved alumnus.

Tom served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1962 to 1964 and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal. He remained in the U.S. Army Reserves until 1971.

He earned an MBA in banking and finance from the University of Missouri and attended the Investment Banking School at the Wharton School University of Pennsylvania.

Tom spent 45 years with Edward Jones in Columbia, working as a financial advisor, regional leader and general partner for the firm. An elder and active member of First Presbyterian Church, he also donated many hours to civic causes, from city committees to statewide boards. Tom served on the Missouri MOST board, the Missouri Securities Advisory Committee, the Columbia Water and Light Advisory Board, the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Columbia Public Schools Long Range Planning Finance Committee and was a Partner in Education with West Junior High School. He served as president of the Columbia Downtown Rotary and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Tom served as president of the Columbia Jaycees and was on the board of directors for the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

Tom is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lynnanne Welch Baumgardner; daughters Elizabeth Baumgardner Tidmarsh and husband Lachlan of Chicago, and Katherine Baumgardner Marzo and husband Joseph of Chicago; grandchildren Alice and Sam Tidmarsh, and Georgia, June and Waylon Marzo; sister Margaret Baumgardner Kovac and husband Fred of Dallas; niece Sara Kovac Brown of Atlanta; nephew Thomas Kovac of Long Island, N.Y.; and uncle Bryce Finch of Louisville, Ky.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Westminster College in Fulton and First Presbyterian Church of Columbia.


Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Helen Marie Nelson, 88, of Columbia entered her heavenly home Sunday, June 3, 2012.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at Evangelical Free Church, 600 Silvey St. in Columbia. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Helen was born May 19, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio, the third daughter of the late Wasyl and Mary Kurch.

On Dec. 16, 1943, she was united in marriage to Stuart L. Nelson Sr. in Cleveland. Helen was a resident of Columbia for more than 50 years.

She is survived by her son, Stuart L. Nelson Jr.; and her daughter, Kimberly A. Nelson; along with nieces and cousins. Her two sisters, Anne and Esther, preceded her in death.

Memorial donations may be made to Gideons International, 1008 Hardin St., Columbia, Mo., 65203. Helen and Stuart were very active in distributing Bibles.

Tributes may be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeand cemetery.com.


Published Tuesday, June 5, 2012

James Mack Burk, 80, of Columbia died Monday, June 4, 2012. He was a 45-year resident of Columbia.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Parker Funeral Service in Columbia. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at the Columbia Cemetery.

James was born July 1, 1931, to John Dee Burk and Marie Kyle Burk in Muskogee, Okla. He attended public school in Muskogee, graduating from Central High School with the Class of 1949.

A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he was the secretary and president of the university's chapter of Phi Mu Alpha-Sinfonia, a professional music fraternity, and vice president and president of Blue Key, a national leadership organization. He wrote a pledge manual for Sinfonia that was adopted by the national fraternity and has been used since 1953. He later served in regional offices of the fraternity.

He served in U.S. Army bands at Fort Chaffee, Ark., and Fort Sill, Okla., before going overseas. He was in the 60th Army Band in the Panama Canal Zone and also served an assistant bandleader.

He married Bobbie Jean McBride on June 12, 1954. They were married for 52 years. She preceded him in death. Their son, James Jeffery, was born in 1956 at the Coco Solo Hospital in Cristóbal, Canal Zone.

He earned two master's degrees and a doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. He also did graduate studies at Indiana University.

James was band director at Classen Junior-Senior High School in Oklahoma City for six years. His bands earned honors at festivals and contests, including the Downbeat Award for Outstanding Stage Band at the Tri-State Music Festival in 1958. He also conducted several musicals at Classen, including "Kiss Me, Kate," "Annie Get Your Gun," "Where's Charley?," "Mr. Wonderful" and "The Pajama Game."

He taught at Oklahoma College for Women, Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts and Oklahoma City University. He joined the faculty at the University of Missouri in 1967 and taught music theory, focusing on harmony, counterpoint, acoustics and orchestration, as well as other undergraduate and graduate courses. He retired in 1996 after 30 years at MU. He was president of the MU chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society for 24 years and initiated the Honors Convocation for the Department of Music, which has become a special annual event. He was a Friend of the Arts, a type of honorary membership, of Sigma Alpha Iota, an international music fraternity.

James attended and presented papers at regional and national meetings of professional organizations. He was a contributor to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, The American Biographical Dictionary and other professional publications. He compiled and edited A Charles Ives Omnibus (Pendragon Press, 2008), a large listing of research and reference materials regarding the great American composer. James was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Fulton, where he also was an elder. His wife, Bobbie, was the choir director from 1976 to 2004. James performed many flute accompaniments to the choir, as well as solos.

He is survived by his son, James Jeffery Burk of Aurora, Ill., and his sister, Barbara Burk Ferguson of Owasso, Okla.

Memorials may be sent to the Dulaney-Browne Library at Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73106; Attention: the James Mack Burk Collection. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Monday, June 25, 2012

Dianna Lynn Woodmansee, 53, of Columbia died at 5:34 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at University Hospital in Columbia.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Antioch Cemetery northwest of Norborne. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Lenior Woods Senior Center in Columbia.

Dianna was born July 27, 1958, in Smithville to Gerald E. and Pearl L. Herriman Woodmansee. They both preceded her in death.

Dianna was a CNA for Lenoir Woods Lutheran Senior Services in Columbia for more than 20 years. She was a Baptist.

She had lived in Columbia most of her life.

Survivors include one son, Zachary Lee Woodmansee of the home; one daughter, Catherine "Caty" Woodmansee of the home; one brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Penny Woodmansee of Norborne; two sisters and their spouses, Sue and Harry Frock of Bosworth and Patricia and Tom Gottsman of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Dianna was preceded in death by one brother, Edward E. "Eddie" Woodmansee; and her grandmother, Alma Herriman.

Thurman Funeral Home in Norborne is in charge of the arrangements.


Published Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vesta Fae Furniss LaZebnik, 86, died Monday, June 25, 2012, in Los Angeles.

The family is planning a memorial for Vesta in the fall in Columbia.

Vesta was born and grew up in Washington, D.C. Her favorite memories were the vacations she spent with her family on Chesapeake Bay — summers she called "a golden time."

After graduation from William McKinley High School, where she was president of Girl Reserves, Vesta spent one year at George Washington University before transferring to the University of Michigan, where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in English.

She married Jack LaZebnik, who had returned from serving in the Air Force during World War II. They traveled to France and Switzerland on his GI Bill, studying at the Sorbonne and then teaching in Neuchatel, Switzerland. "We loved every minute of it," she said.

After Europe, Jack accepted a teaching position at Stephens College. Vesta stayed home, devoting herself to her children. They remember her constantly playing games with them, sitting through music lessons, driving to thousands of extracurricular activities, going to interminable school performances and, when they left home, writing detailed weekly letters, year after year. In addition, she volunteered for many organizations: the Mid-Missouri Mental Health Association, the Democratic Party, Camp Fire Girls, Cub Scouts and every PTA of every child's school, and she was a member of Stephens College Faculty Wives. In later years, Vesta was a docent at the University of Missouri Museum of Art.

In 1972, Vesta acquired her teacher's certificate, and she taught fourth grade at Field Elementary School for many years. There, she always inspired her students to be aware of the world around them; one year, her class studied George Caleb Bingham's art and helped to dedicate a square in Columbia in his honor. Another year, her students corresponded with author Peter Hessler, then teaching in China. After her retirement, she continued to volunteer in teaching. She played tennis, which she always loved, with a group of dear friends and stayed active and supportive in her children and grandchildren's lives.

Her children, Philip, Ken, Cindy and Rob; their spouses, Elisabeth, Kate, Tuvia and Claire; her 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters; brother-in-law; and sister-in-law will miss her very much.


Published Friday, June 29, 2012

Pauline Semon, 104, of Columbia passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012.

A graveside-type service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 2, inside Memorial Funeral Home.

Pauline was born Dec. 26, 1907, in Harrisburg to Cora Mae and Thomas Blakemore.

She married William Henry Semon on Aug. 24, 1927, and he preceded her in death.

Pauline was a charter member of Boone's 25th Homemakers' Club, a member of Eastern Star and a member of Woodlandville United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her children Henry C. Semon (Anita) of Columbia, Shirley Wegener (Spencer) of Rocheport and Sue McConnell (Bob) of Columbia; daughter-in-law Mary Ann Semon of Centralia; sister Geneva Richards of Columbia; grandchildren John Semon, Jill Semon Clark, Les Wegener, Bill Wegener, Amanda McConnell, Melissa McConnell and Tom Robbins; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her loving husband, Pauline was preceded in death by one son, Harold; three sisters; two brothers; and her parents.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Harrisburg High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Judy Cochran, 19211 Route F, Harrisburg, Mo., 65256

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Saturday, June 30, 2012

Kasiani Aslanidis, 82, of Columbia passed away Friday, June 29, 2012, at Parkside Manor surrounded by her loving family. She had resided at Parkside Manor since January and passed away from complications of Alzheimer's.

A funeral will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at St. Luke the Evangelist Greek Orthodox Church, 1510 Audubon Drive in Columbia. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Kasi was born on Aug. 29, 1929. She was united in marriage to Gus Aslanidis on Jan. 8, 1950, when she was 19 and he was 18.

Gus and Kasi immigrated to the United States in 1966 in hopes of providing a better life for their family. America became their home, and they were welcomed with open arms.

They moved and made their home in Columbia in 1969. The couple was very dedicated to their family businesses, G&D Steakhouse and Jimmy's Steakhouse.

Kasi loved to cook, garden, bake and especially spend time with her family.

Kasi loved children, and even when she faced difficult times with Alzheimer's, seeing children always brought joy to her face.

Survivors include her loving and caring husband of 62 years, Gus Aslanidis; children, Jimmy Aslanidis and wife Tina, Angelo Aslanidis and wife Elly, Maria Duncan and husband Douglas, and Alex Aslanidis and wife Renee; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers Leo and Taso Terzopoulous; sister Parthena Likourgos; and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by brother, George Terzopoulous, and sisters Evrope Kostas and Maria Stavridis.

Kasi was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten and will always remain in the hearts of her loved ones.

Memorial gifts are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Monday, July 2, 2012

Anna Belle Trumbo, 84, of Columbia passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 5, at Nilson Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at the funeral home.

Anna Belle Trumbo was born Aug. 9, 1927, in Cameron, the daughter of Rhodus Phillip and Gertie Mae Nelson Smith. She married Billie D. Trumbo on June 18, 1944, in Chillicothe and he preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 2006.

She owned and operated her own daycare center. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and reading.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry W. and John R. Trumbo; three daughters, Ruby J. Mason, Dianna K. Brown and Audrey G. Hendren; four brothers, Floyd Dale, Robert H., James B. and Rhodus Smith Jr.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson also survive.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be left for the family at nilsonfuneralhome.com.


Published Sunday, July 1, 2012

Celebrate with us the life of Mary Ruth Ingrum Toalson, who passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012, at The Bluffs in Columbia.

The life celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 2, at Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church. Burial will be at the Little Bonne Femme Cemetery after the service. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Parker Funeral Service.

Mary Ruth was born at Rock Bridge farm (now Rock Bridge State Park) on July 21, 1925. She attended Lakeview (a one-room school), University High School and the University of Missouri. She was a teacher in Boone County Rural Schools, a farmer and a 36-year food services worker.

Her five children, all of whom survive, were educated in Columbia Public Schools and the University of Missouri. They include Dennis (Bobette) of Daykin, Neb., Martha Mills (Tom) of West Plains, Marilyn of Columbia, David (Mary Jane) of Kansas City and Earlene Britton (Dan) of Versailles. Mary Ruth is also survived by five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bert (Jane) Russell and Laura Jo Cox, both of Columbia; one brother, Earl Ward Ingrum of Mexico; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dennis and Naomi Caulkins Ingrum; and two brothers, Bill and Don.

Mary Ruth lived a life of Christian service and community volunteerism. She was a member and deacon of Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church for more than 60 years. Her other community service projects included 4-H, PTA, Koinania House, University Extension and being a foster grandparent at West Boulevard Elementary School.

Memorials may be given to the Mary Ruth Toalson Memorial Scholarship Fund through Little Bonne Femme Church, 5350 E. Bonne Femme Church Road, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Friday, July 6, 2012

Leta Mae Hathman, 78, of Springfield passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Walnut Lawn Funeral Home in Springfield.

She was born May 10, 1934, in Columbia to Jackson and Thiasa Neal.

She is survived by husband, Jack Hathman Sr.; son, David W. Hathman; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Jackson Ray Hathman Jr.

Online condolences may be made at www.walnutlawnfuneralhome.com.


Published Monday, July 2, 2012

Ernie Gaeth, 66, died at home on Sunday, July 1, 2012, following a battle with cancer. Following his diagnosis, he remained positive and full of life as he had always been, enjoying his work, travel, golf and time with his friends, family and Marilyn, the joy of his life. Among his favorite trips were the two that he took within the last few years with his grandchildren to the Niagara Falls and New York City.

The family will hold a private memorial service. An informal open house, celebrating and sharing Ernie's life with family and friends, will be hosted by his family from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday, July 6, and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, at 1106 Willow Creek Lane.

Ernie was born to Ernest K and Eileen Gaeth on Dec. 13, 1945, and grew up on the family farm in Schuyler, Neb. After an early realization that he had no talent or interest in farm life, he became the first in his family to attend college and graduated from the University of Nebraska in Business Administration.

Ernie married his first and only love, Marilyn R Miller, on May 27, 1967.

He served in the Army as an officer at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, where both of his sons were born. After completing his MBA at the University of Missouri, Ernie and Marilyn settled down in what became their favorite city, Columbia. Ernie recently retired from a 40 year career at Riback Supply Company. Ernie was a very active citizen in the town he loved, including serving and chairing numerous committees and boards, where he was known to contribute in his thoughtful, down to earth, common sense approach. While many will remember him as a great businessman and leader, he was an even better husband, father, grandfather and friend. His goal was always to help people find the best in themselves.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; mother, Eileen Gaeth of Columbia; son, Jeff (Angie) Gaeth of Lee's Summit, son Steve (Renee) Gaeth of Midlothian, Va.; seven grandchildren, Griffin, Macy, Morgan, Ryan, Katie, Marisa and Lexi; and his nephew, John (Maria) Gonzalez of Miami, Fla.

Ernie was preceded in death by his father; and his siblings, Jack and Linda.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ernie's memory to your favorite charity that serves Columbia or Boone County.


Published Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mayola Sappington, 89, of Columbia passed away Monday, July 2, 2012, at Lenoir Healthcare.

A private graveside service will be held.

Mrs. Sappington was born on Dec. 21, 1922, in Knob Noster, the daughter of the late Willis and Bertha Strickland.

Mrs. Sappington was united in marriage to Emmett "Sappo" Sappington in January 1946, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1985.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth Sappington of Columbia; one daughter, Deborah Duren and husband Steve of Columbia; granddaughter Heather Duren Stubbs and husband Jeff and their daughter, Ainsley; granddaughter Kerri Duren Burrows and husband Matt and their daughter, Annabelle; and two sisters, Evelyn Gerlt and Verona Shaner.

In addition to her husband and parents, she also was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.

Memorial gifts are suggested to Columbia Second Chance.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Friday, July 6, 2012

Mary Dierkes, 59, of Columbia lost her battle with cancer Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbia. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, July 9, at Our Lady of Lourdes. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mary was born May 4, 1953, to Wilbert and Marcella Hackmann in Marthasville.

She graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in May 1975 with a bachelor's degree in education.

She married Rob Dierkes on June 28, 1975.

She taught at Monett Junior High School from 1975 to 1978. She taught at Jefferson Junior High School in Columbia in 1978-1979 and at the University of Missouri from 1980 to 1984.

After her youngest child entered first grade, she returned to teaching, serving as the junior high mathematics teacher at Columbia Catholic School from 1997 to 2010. Her students won numerous awards at math contests.

Mary and Rob had four children, Michelle, Rachel, Patrick and Benjamin. Rachel preceded Mary in death at the age of 12 in 1993. Michelle, Patrick and Benjamin helped care for Mary in her illness. Mary and Rob also had two grandchildren, Quentin and Konrad Hall, whom Mary loved dearly. She was their Grammy Bird.

Mary enjoyed drinking coffee with friends and attending her children's many sporting events.Even in her illness, she was able to attend most of Ben's basketball games and Quentin's baseball games. She was a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Mizzou basketball, Avila University basketball, Rock Bridge football, and Hickman basketball and soccer.

Mary loved cooking and baking for her family and friends and was well-known for her chocolate chip cookies.

Mary was very active in the church. She and Rob were the youth ministers and taught CCD classes at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Monett.

Mary had served as the coordinator of the funeral dinners and weekly coffee and doughnuts at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Columbia. She was a Communion minister and lector at Our Lady of Lourdes.

Mary is survived by her husband, Rob; her daughter, Michelle Hall of Columbia; her sons, Patrick and Benjamin Hall of Columbia; her grandsons, Quentin and Konrad Hall of Columbia; brothers Charles Hackmann and wife Diane of Omaha, Neb., Michael Hackmann and wife Linda of Marthasville, James Hackmann and wife Sandy of Rogers, Ark., and Thomas Hackmann and wife Joan of Villa Ridge; Rob's seven siblings and their spouses; many nieces, nephews, godchildren and cousins; and hundreds of friends.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rachel; her parents, Wilbert and Marcella Hackmann; and her in-laws, Robert and Marcella Dierkes.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mary Dierkes Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Memorial Funeral Home. The fund is being established to provide college scholarships to graduates of Columbia Catholic School pursuing a math- or science-related field.


Published Sunday, July 8, 2012

Lila Dewell, 86, of Columbia passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia.

Lila was born July 11, 1925, in Salina, Kan., and moved to Columbia in 1948 with her husband, Bob Bush. She received a master's degree in library science from the University of Missouri and worked with state and local government throughout her career, most recently as coordinator of social services for the city of Columbia for nine years preceding her retirement.

Her education meant more to her than just a career. A deep appreciation for literature, art and music strengthened her belief in community service. Over the years, she was a member of Missouri Partners, Women's Network, Family Health Center and Voluntary Action Center, and she was the first woman president of the Columbia Kiwanis Club.

In retirement, she continued to be engaged with the community, volunteering with Friends of the Library and the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, among others. She continued her education and discovery through her friends in the Salon Group and a local book club that she cared for deeply.

Her substance came from her faith, family and friends, from which she always worked to inspire others to join in community service. Her work will continue now through your helping hands.

She is survived by her three sons, Lyle, Jeff and Gary Bush and their wives; her sister, Martha Dewell; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and longtime companion John Wheeler.

Gifts in her memory of time or money would be warmly received by the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, (573) 474-1020.

Online condolences can be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Thursday, July 12, 2012

Margery Ellen Bolerjack, 86, died Saturday, July 7, 2012, in her Columbia home.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Patton Funeral Home in Huntsville. Interment will follow in Clifton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10 at Patton Funeral Home.

Margery was born the daughter of Pettis Ogle and Reba Lee (Brown) Wright on May 20, 1926, on their farm outside Mount Airy.

Upon graduation from Huntsville High School, Margery lived in Moberly for three years before moving to Columbia to expand the family business, Bolerjack Poultry. She retired in 1990 as the longtime office manager for Columbia House Healthcare.

Margery was Baptist by faith. She enjoyed bowling, attending her granddaughter's sporting events and spending time with family, friends and the many social activities in which she was involved.

She is survived by two sons, Paul and wife Arlene Bolerjack of Columbia and Doug and wife Laura Bolerjack of Columbia; one sister, Emogene and husband Bill Fox of Mexico, Mo.; four grandchildren, Charles Kincannon, Amy (Bolerjack) Hansen, Jodi (Bolerjack) Himmelberg and Mallory Bolerjack; one niece; and three nephews.

Ms. Bolerjack was preceded in death by her parents; and longtime friend and companion Robert Pauley.

Memorials are suggested to the Clifton Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Frank McLean, 1462 County Road 1191, Huntsville, Mo., 65259.


Published Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dalys Amalia McCrary, 51, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Kingdom Hall, 301 W. Smiley Lane in Columbia.

She was born July 18, 1960, to Santago and Linda Griffith Marshall.

Survivors include her husband, Grady McCrary; a son, Dylan Harris; and a daughter, Celinda Marshall.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Spc. Sterling William Wyatt, 21, was killed Wednesday, July 11, 2012, while on patrol in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at First Baptist Church, 1101 E. Broadway in Columbia. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Sterling was assigned as a gunner to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Washington (January 2011). Sterling was promoted from private first class to specialist four days before his death. He has been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Medal of Valor, the Bronze Star, the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, NATO Medal and Certificate of Achievement.

Sterling was born Sept. 4, 1990, to proud parents Sterling R. "Randy" and Sherry Hawk Wyatt. He attended Shepard Boulevard Elementary School, Lange Middle School, Oakland Junior High School and graduated in 2009 from Rock Bridge High School. During his senior year, Sterling also completed his Certified Nurse Attendant certification at Columbia Area Career Center.

While attending Oakland Junior High, Sterling was one of a small group selected to represent the city of Columbia via an exchange program with Hakusan, Japan. Ms. Jean Selby, sponsor of this adventure, wrote in a Facebook post: "Taking you to Japan on the exchange program and writing a letter of support for your Eagle Scout recognition are highlights when I look back. You stood for everything good in this world. I cannot fathom why your life was cut so short with all you stood for and had to offer."

Sterling was active in his church youth group and operator of the soundboard at First Baptist Church in Columbia. He had a very discerning ear for music and had a love for fun and was full of life.

In 2008, Sterling achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, Troop 706, St. Andrew's Lutheran Church. In the same year, he also completed his first-degree black belt in taekwondo from Hockman's ATA academy.

After graduation in 2009, Sterling took college classes at Moberly Area Community College and worked at the local Bee Line Convenience Store near his parents' home. He took all of us by surprise by joining the Army. But his decision was one that gave him a purpose and focus in his life.

Sterling was known for his quick wit, kind heart, his loyalty to his friends and his ability to pick people up who were feeling down or sad. We will miss those blue eyes, big hugs and that smile!

Sterling is survived by his parents, Randy and Sherry Wyatt; his brother, Chandler; his paternal grandmother, Barbara Wyatt of Columbia; maternal grandparents Harold and Wanda Hawk of Eldon; uncles Darrel Albu of Oahu, Hawaii, Francis Wyatt of Cuttingsville, Vt., and Daryl and Harold Wayne Hawk, both of Eldon; aunts Debbie Albu of Oahu, Hawaii, Rhonda Hawk of Moberly, and Vickie McQueen and Melissa Hawk, both of Eldon; many cousins; and his brothers-in-arms Hill, Lyden, Frizzel, Tate, Seigfied and many others too numerous to name.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William E. Wyatt of Columbia.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Boy Scouts of America-Great Rivers Council, the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri or the Sterling Wyatt Memorial — First Baptist Church.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bernadine Cole Ford, teacher, musician, hostess with the mostest, wife and mother and dear friend, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012, after a brief illness.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Missouri United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, at Parker Funeral Service.

A woman of both style and substance, Bernadine will be remembered for her generosity, opening her home to friends and strangers alike and giving to those in need. She was a member of King's Daughters, Pi Lambda Theta, Fortnightly Club, Missouri Retired Teachers Association, Missouri United Methodist Church and Church Circle.

Bernadine was a docent at the Museum of Art and Archeology, contributed weekly to St. Francis House and played music for church services at Columbia Manor.

She received her master's degree in mathematics and taught at Excelsior Springs, the University of Missouri Laboratory School and Hickman High School in Columbia.

Her piano playing and luscious feasts made Bernadine's parties memorable and the kind that made you want to come back for more.

She was born Bernadine Cole in Warrensburg on March 10, 1925, and married Edmund Albert Ford Jr. in 1949, after having met and fallen in love while teachers at the University Lab School. They were the parents of three children, Carrie, Melissa and Ewing. In 1962, Edmund joined the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the family spent five years in Lagos, Nigeria.

In 1968, the Fords returned to Columbia, where Edmund became a professor at the university and Bernadine returned to teaching at Hickman High School. In 1980, Edmund received a Fulbright Scholarship, and they spent a year in Thailand. Bernadine retired from Hickman in 1986.

After Edmund's passing in 1997, Bernadine continued to contribute to her community until her death.

She is survived by her children; her sister, Joan Scarbrough; many nieces and nephews; and her beloved grandpups, Winston and Hailey Belle.

As a child of the Great Depression, Bernadine always wanted to make sure that no person ever went hungry again. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri general fund, Attention: Buddy Pack Program, 2101 Vandiver Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Online condolences can be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Sunday, July 22, 2012

Retired Lt. Col. William Wesley Brothers Jr., 89, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Lt. Col. Brothers was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Dr. William Wesley and Mildred Chandler Brothers. He attended Pocatello public schools and the University of Washington.

He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., on June 4, 1946. He married Ellyn E. Throckmorton on June 5, 1946, in the Cadet Chapel at West Point.

He was a veteran of two wars, Korea and Vietnam, and served overseas in Japan, Korea, Turkey and Thailand. He received the following awards — the Meritorious Service Medal; the Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster; and the Air Medal with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters. He also received the Presidential Unit Citation; U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; Army of Occupation Medal; R.O.K. Presidential Citation; Korean Service Medal with 3 Stars; and the U.N. Service Medal.

Lt. Col. Brothers graduated from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in 1955 and from the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va., in 1960 and received his master's degree from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology in aerospace engineering at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in 1966.

He was a command pilot with more than 4,000 hours in the P-47 up to the F-80, F-100, and as experimental test pilot with the F-104 Armament System at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

He served as an elder as well as property chairman at First Christian Church, after he retired from the Air Force in 1971. He also served with his wife as presidents of the Missouri Federation of Square Dance Clubs in 1985.

Surviving are his wife, Ellyn Brothers; a son, retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer William T. Brothers and his wife, Pat, of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Kay B. Bussiere and husband Leonard of Middlebury, Vt.; three grandchildren; one stepgrandson; and four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Ann Hiserman and her three children of Seattle; his brother-in-law, retired U.S. Army Col. Elbert Throckmorton and wife Norajane and daughter of Sumter, S.C.; and a niece, Mrs. Ellyn Bess and husband and sons of Chesapeake, Va.

His parents, a sister, a sister-in-law and a stepgranddaughter preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to First Christian Church of Columbia.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Saturday, July 28, 2012

Carol Judy Kent passed from this earthly life on Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Auburn, Ala.

A memorial service celebrating Mrs. Kent's life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 30, in the Founders Chapel at Auburn United Methodist Church in Auburn. Friends are invited to visit with the family at a reception at the church immediately following the service. A private family service will be held at the graveside.

Mrs. Kent was born April 20, 1932, in Potomac, Ill., to Olen David Judy and Ruby Crawford Judy. She was the youngest of six children. She is survived by her devoted husband of 39 years, George F. Kent of Auburn.

Mrs. Kent's childhood and young adult years were spent on the family farm near Potomac in Vermillion County, Ill. The Judy home was a lively place, and Carol was a bright and active child. She enjoyed being outdoors, riding horses, socializing and life on the farm. Even as a young woman, she exhibited an uncanny ability to bring beauty and light to everything and everyone around her.

She attended Illinois State at Normal. In 1952, she married Fred J. Stella Jr. They lived with their three children in Downer's Grove, Ill., near Chicago, until cancer took his life. Carol moved with her children to Columbia in 1967 to be near her brothers and their families.

Carol and George met in Columbia and were united in marriage in 1974. They enjoyed a life rich in family and friends. They shared many interests, including travel, and explored much of Europe together. They also enjoyed many glorious days on the beaches of Lake Michigan and the Alabama Gulf Coast. The Kents retired to the Auburn area in 1991.

Mrs. Kent was a member of Auburn United Methodist Church and the Joel McDavid Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Auburn Woman's Club and was actively involved in PEO. She was initiated into PEO Chapter IT in Columbia in 1988, was a member of PEO Chapter G in Montgomery, Ala., and PEO Chapter E in Auburn.

During her years in Columbia, Mrs. Kent served on the Missouri Arts Council, the Missouri Symphony Society and the University of Missouri Friends of Music. She was an advocate for the arts and lifelong lover of opera, orchestra, chamber music and art.

Her expertise in the kitchen was legendary among friends and family, and she enjoyed experimenting with new and challenging dishes. She was a generous and encouraging teacher, sharing her love of the culinary arts with her children and grandchildren. Many of her recipes are now long-cherished traditions.

Mrs. Kent was an avid reader, and her travels spawned a particular interest in books about historic people and places. She also was an accomplished seamstress and decorator. Her remarkable sense of style shaped every activity, from flower arranging to fashion.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother and was actively involved in all of her children's and grandchildren's interests and activities, encouraging their pursuits with her presence and her example.

In addition to her husband, George, she is survived by three children, April Stella MacDonald (John) of Auburn, Reid Stella (Constance) of Kansas City and Catherine Kent Ballance (Bob) of Boulder, Colo. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Julia MacDonald, Claire MacDonald, Samuel Stella, Olivia Stella, Francesca Stella, Lora Hall Boyd (Will) and Emily Hall. Three siblings also survive, David Judy (Margie) of Potomac, Ill., Dan Judy (Audrey) of Columbia and Marthann Judy Day of Peoria, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred; a son, Scott K. Stella; and two brothers, Scott Judy and Allen Judy.

Memorials honoring Mrs. Kent may be made to the Stegall Seminary Scholarship Endowment Foundation for United Methodist seminary students, P.O. Box 241661, Montgomery, Ala. 36124-1661; or the PEO Continuing Education Fund, Alabama Chapter, P.O. Box 908, Montrose, Ala. 36559.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory of Opelika, Ala., is in charge of arrangements (www. jeffcoattrant.com).


Published Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ernest Falloon, 87, of Columbia passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, at Candlelight Lodge.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ernie was born in November 1924 to the late Walter and Grace Hardesty Falloon in Crawford County, the youngest boy in a family of four boys and four girls.

He attended a one-room school, New Rock, through eighth grade and graduated from Sullivan High School in 1943.

After high school, Ernie enlisted in the U.S. Army and completed basic training at Fort McClellan, Ala.

On May 27, 1951, he was united in marriage to Norma Wade, and she preceded him in death on June 8, 2010.

Ernie and Norma loved to travel. They traveled all over the world, visiting every continent except for Antarctica. He was a member of Woodlandville United Methodist Church. Ernie volunteered for a long list of organizations including University Hospital, Meals on Wheels, Show-Me State Games, the Voluntary Action Center, Columbia Visitors Center, the University Concert Series and many more.

In May 2012, Ernie, accompanied by his daughter, flew to Washington, D.C., on the 18th Central Missouri Honor Flight.

Ernie is survived by one daughter, Sandy Falloon of Columbia; sister, Doris Condra and husband Herb of Columbia; a brother, Louis Falloon and wife Dona of Sullivan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He also was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Ray Falloon; and three sisters, Ellen Falloon Ring, Lola Falloon and Reeta Falloon Schramm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Meals on Wheels, Advantage Hospice or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bernice Neomi Reddick Zobrisky passed away in her sleep early Saturday morning, July 28, 2012, at her home in Hinton in the company of her family.

Funeral services and burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., followed by a gathering to celebrate Bernice at Oakland Christian Church, 2929 E. Oakland Church Road. There will be a public viewing from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the funeral home.

Bernice is survived by her husband, Steve E. Zobrisky of Hinton; her six children, Sharon Hayes of Massachusetts, Toni Bray of California, Mark Zobrisky of Maryland, Ann Cooley of Virginia, Bruce Zobrisky of Maryland and Kelly Sanders of North Carolina; and her children's families, including 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and by her brothers, Jesse Reddick of Jackson and Roy Reddick of Columbia; her sister, Grace Ann Pettus of Bonne Terre; and sisters-in-law, Deloris Reddick of Columbia and Carol Reddick of Cape Girardeau.

Born on April 4, 1926, Bernice was the eldest of the eight children of Grace and Oral Reddick.

She grew up in Farmington, and after marrying Steve Zobrisky, lived in Columbia and Hinton, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Moscow, Idaho, and Silver Spring, Md., before returning to Hinton in 1988.

Steve and Bernice attended Oakland Christian Church, where they were longtime members and she was active in the women's group.

Her many pleasures in life included gardening, reading and baking. She was well-known for her canned produce, her green bean casserole, her dinner rolls and those marvelous cinnamon buns.

Bernice's generous, loving spirit touched the lives of all who knew her. Her unfailing acceptance of everyone for who they are, and the joy she brought to everyone, will always be a treasured part of our lives and will live on eternally in the gift of life she leaves behind.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Bernice to Oakland Christian Church, P.O. Box 453, Columbia, Mo. 65025.

Tributes may be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Thursday, August 9, 2012

Francis Josephine Phillippe, 88, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, passed from this life peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

"Jo" was born July 13, 1924, in Florence, Kan., one of four children born to Charles H. and Sarah Viletta Coffey Nichols. She married the love of her life, Winstead W. "Whimpy" Phillippe on June 15, 1942, in Hollywood, Calif. They spent their early years there, until returning to Missouri in 1945, where they opened Phillippe Auto Body.

Jo was an accomplished cook, seamstress, gardener and homemaker. She spent many happy years preparing large holiday dinners for her family and friends. Many enjoyable days were spent camping throughout the United States with her family and later at a lake and cabin she and Whimpy built north of Columbia.

Jo and Whimpy were avid square dancers, starting their love for dancing at Benton Elementary School in 1955.

Survivors include her daughters, Susan and husband Brent Neal of Columbia and Rene' Phillippe-Killpack and husband Mark of St. Peters; son Rocky and wife Karen Phillippe of Columbia; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Whimpy; her daughter, Linda Lee Kay; her three brothers, James W., Miles M. and Lee R. Nichols.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to all those who cared for Jo in her final years.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of the donor's choice.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Friday, August 10, 2012

Klifton R. Altis, 88, of Columbia passed away on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at First Presbyterian Church, with a reception immediately following at the church. The family will have a private burial ceremony on Tuesday.

He was born on Jan. 28, 1924, in Kansas City to Elsie (East) Altis and Ezra Altis.

He was a graduate of the University of Kansas and a master sergeant during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

Mr. Altis was an electrician in his early years. Later, he was a sales manager for Pyramid Life Insurance Co. for 27-plus years. He was the owner and manager of Barzell Inc., an apartment rental business, for 44 years.

He was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia and the Sanibel Community Church in Florida.
He was proud to be a Mason and Shriner. He was a member of the local Prophet Investment Club, Missouri Symphony Society and the Columbia Apartment Assocation.

He was an avid nature lover and talented photographer who traveled extensively.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara Jeanne (Ekstrum) Altis; his three sons and their wives, Kristopher and Susan Altis, Kevin Altis and Nancy Tindle, and Kurtis and Beth Altis; and a daughter and her husband, Kandee Altis Bennett and Jack Bennett; grandsons Evan Altis and Josef Altis, and his sister, Ruth Altis.
He was the brother of the late Harold Altis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 16 Hitt St., Columbia, Mo., 65201, Missouri Symphony Society, 203 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201, or a charity of your choice.

Expressions of sympathy or tributes may be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

 


Published Thursday, August 16, 2012

Brian Dale Cook, 44, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.

A casual celebration of life (no suits, no ties) will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Memorial Funeral Home, with entombment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Brian was born Feb. 5, 1968, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Bobbi J. (Hunt) and Dale G. Cook.

Brian loved Steelers football. He was a fan of technology and was one of only 120 certified ethical hackers worldwide. He used his work to protect clients from computer hacking.

He was the dear son of Bobbi Everitt (Chuck) of Columbia and Dale Cook (Phyllis) of Glendale, Ariz.; stepbrother of Kevin Cook (Michelle) of Glendale, Ariz.; uncle of Brandon Cook and Marissa Cook of Glendale, Ariz.; nephew of Kenny Cook of Columbia, Lyle Cook of Arizona, Donna Knottingham and Gary Cook.

He also is survived by step-siblings Todd Everitt (Paulette) of Columbia and Marcia Spruytte (Phillip) of Lenexa, Kan. Brian will be missed by many caring friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl and Louise Hunt.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Columbia Youth Football League Memorial Fund, P.O. Box No. 7052, Columbia, Mo., 65205.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

 


Published Monday, August 13, 2012

Mildred Elizabeth Pauley, 91, of Ashland went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at University Hospital in Columbia. She had been a resident of the Bluffs for three years.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Robinson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. before the funeral service.

She was born Sept. 1, 1920, in Boone County, the daughter of Wayne and Dorothy Pauley Martin. She was married in December 1941 to Kenneth Thomas, and he preceded her in death in December 1982.

Mildred was a secretary at insurance companies in Columbia. She enjoyed sewing, camping, quilting and especially making Barbie doll clothes for her daughters and nieces.

She was a member of Nashville Baptist Church and Southern Boone County Senior Center.

She married Wilbur Pauley in January 1984, and he preceded her in death in October 1997.

Survivors include one sister, Helen Nichols of Ashland; two daughters, Lori Sallee and husband David of Fair Grove and Lisa Hoopengardner and husband Gary of Columbia; stepson Larry Pauley; stepdaughter Louann Hoover; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to New Salem Cemetery.


Published Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Thomas Alan "Tom" Wood, 51, of Columbia passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial will follow service at Columbia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Tom was born Oct. 30, 1960, in Columbia to Cecil Vernon and Wilda Fay Palmer Wood. He married Deborah Grode on May 14, 2004, and she survives.

Tom worked for more than 20 years at Urology Associates of Central Missouri.

He loved the people he worked for and enjoyed helping all the patients.

Tom was a very compassionate person and enjoyed biking, hiking and Mizzou football.

Tom joined the Catholic Church in 2004 and was very active at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church study groups and always willing to help new members.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah; a daughter, Morgan Wood of Ashland; stepchildren Amy Barondeau, Brad Barondeau and Byron Brazil; a brother, Doug Wood of Rochester, Minn.; four sisters, Ellen Lynch of Kerrville, Texas, Kay Hefner of Hanover, Pa., Polly Baucom of Fulton and Jenny Powell of Columbia; a grandchild, Maddie Barondeau; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Robert Wood.

Memorials may be given to St. Vincent DePaul Society at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Eula Mary (Judy) Simmons Harold, 87, of Columbia passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Eula was a graduate of Julliard School of Music in New York. An accomplished cellist, she served as chair of the music department at Stephens College in Columbia for 36 years.

She loved to play bridge and enjoyed golf at Stephens Lake. Eula and her first husband, Fred Simmons, had many friends in the Columbia area through Fred's band, the Lion's Club and Jaycees. Fred preceded her in death in 1995. In 2003, Eula married Orval Harold of Dodge City, Kan., and he survives. They lived together at Lenoir Healthcare, in which Eula spent the last two years in the Winwood Neighborhood.

She also is survived by her children, Leslie Simmons of Columbia, Fred Simmons Jr., of Tokyo, Japan, and Jacqueline Simmons of Overland Park, Kan.; stepdaughter Nancy Kautz of Columbia; grandchildren Nathan Littlejohn, Trevor Littlejohn and Max Littlejohn, all of Overland Park, Kan., Zachary Beeson of Grandview, and Walter Beeson of Columbia; and great-grandchildren Phoenix, Valerie, Kyra and Lydia Littlejohn, all of Overland Park.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Wednesday, August 15, 2012

John Junior McAfee, 86, passed from lung cancer Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Columbia Manor.

Memorial services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Prairie Grove Baptist Church. Family visitation will be at 6:30 p.m.

John was born Nov. 16, 1925, in Lenapah, Okla.

He miraculously survived diphtheria as a child and later lived with his brother Glen and family for several years.

John worked as a cowboy on the famous Lowrey ranch as a teen and trained there for rodeo. He played both basketball and baseball at a very high level. He volunteered for the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served in the South Pacific till after the war, then returned to work in Coffeyville, Kan., and continued his amateur athletic career, where he played with some of the best, including Mickey Mantle.

John married a war widow, Jennie Allin Moore with child Jim Moore, in 1947. Joe Lynn joined the family in 1948 just before they left to find work in the Ohio Valley. They came back west for John David's birth in 1956 in Columbia. They then lived in Ohio here and there and again came back to Columbia in 1963 for Jack Daniel's birth.

John and Jennie are longtime members of Prairie Grove Baptist Church. John is retired from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. Both John and Jennie were the seventh of eight children.

He is survived by wife Jennie; two sons, Joe Lynn and John David; one stepson, Jim Moore; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by parents, John and Louella; four brothers, Elmer, Glenn, Dale and Robert; three sisters, Loretta, Lavone and Billie; and his youngest son, Jack Daniel.

Online condolences may be left at www.nilsonfuneralhome.com.


Published Thursday, August 16, 2012

Helen Ruth McLaughlin, 84, is once again dancing with her husband as she joined him in heaven on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Memorial Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Helen was born Nov. 18, 1927, in Ilasco to John and Lena Konko. She graduated valedictorian from Ilasco High School in 1945. On a train trip from Chicago to Hannibal, she met her soul mate and love of her life, R. Wayne McLaughlin, and they were later married July 28, 1951, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Ilasco. After a brief stay in Michigan City, Ind., the honeymoon couple moved to Columbia, where Helen helped start and raise a family while Wayne worked on his bachelor's degree at the University of Missouri. Helen worked for MFA Inc. for 33 years as the primary photo lab technician for Today's Farmer magazine, an agricultural publication distributed by MFA Inc. After retirement from MFA in 1987, Helen and Wayne enjoyed traveling, taking several trips to Florida, Arizona and a couple of trips to Ireland. Every trip together always involved dancing as this was their common passion. Helen also enjoyed her daily walks and was often known in Columbia as the "little lady that walks along Forum Boulevard." Helen never met a stranger and always greeted everyone she met as "honey." She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Cindy McLaughlin of Columbia; a son, Tim McLaughlin; daughter-in-law Yvonne McLaughlin; and two grandsons, Ryan and Brendan McLaughlin, all of Columbia.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John; and her husband, R. Wayne McLaughlin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School in Columbia.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Friday, August 17, 2012

Bill Joe Troth, 83, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at his home.


Private services will be held at a later date.

He was born Nov. 24, 1928, in Cass County to the late Olin and Neva (Park) Troth.


Bill enjoyed volunteering for the Boone County Fire Protection District and the Jaycees.


He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean War. Bill founded Columbia Electronics and Central Mobilphone.


He is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons David and Paul (Pamela), all of Hartsburg; grandchildren Michael (Jami), Brooke and John Troth; and great-grandchildren Jayce and Brody.


Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army.


Condolences may be left online at www.heartlandcremation.com.


Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012

John Houmes, 95, formerly of Milford, Ill., left his earthly life in Columbia on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, and rejoiced in the promised presence of his Lord.

There will be a visitation from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Evangelical Free Church, with a funeral service at 1 p.m.

John, the son of John E. and Clarissa Houmes, was born on June 1, 1917, in rural Iroquois County, Ill., near the village of Stockland. He graduated from Stockland High School in 1935 and continued to work the family farm until his retirement in 1988.

In his early years, John was active in Rural Youth, the Odd Fellows Lodge, and softball with his father-in-law, Gilbert "Gib" Honeywell, as his coach.

He married Lola Jean Honeywell in 1943. He and Lola committed their lives to Jesus Christ on Dec. 1, 1961.

John and his wife were members of First Baptist Church of Hoopeston, Ill. Lola preceded John to heaven in 1997.

John has two sons, John C. (Carla) of Columbia and Dan (Jenna) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He has four grandchildren, Joel, Jori (Anthony), John (Virginia), and Jenna (Brian); and three great-grandchildren, Alex, Sofia and Jackson.

John was preceded in death by his father in 1927; his mother in 1973; a sister, Lucille Lounsbury; and brothers Bill and Paul.

Sisters Huldah and Jane; brother Dale, and many nephews and nieces remain.

John is remembered as a man of integrity, discipline, hard work, and faith in Jesus Christ as his Savior and for his serving Christ faithfully through his church and in the communities where he lived. His humble, friendly and accepting attitude helped him make many friends in Milford, Fort Lauderdale and Columbia, where he has lived since 2006.

Memorials are suggested to Evangelical Free Church, 600 Silvey St., Columbia, Mo., 65203, or First Baptist Church, 323 E. Seminary Ave., Hoopeston, Ill., 60942

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


DOROTHY M. ELLIOTT (September 14, 1928 - August 20, 2012) from Anderson Funeral Home, Ltd. of DeKalk, Illinois

 
Dorothy M. Elliott, 83, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Monday, August 20, 2012, at home, with her loving family at her bedside.
Born September 14, 1928, in Dixon, the daughter of Charles and Gertrude (Earles) Hartzell, Dorothy married Herald I. Stone on December 14, 1946, and Jay M. Elliott on August 10, 1980.


Dorothy was active in her husbands’ businesses, first H.I. Stone & Sons Well Drilling and later Jay Elliott Photography. A lifelong member of Hillcrest Covenant Church in DeKalb and its Covenant Women, she was a deaconess of the Covenant Church and a participant of many church volunteer activities. She also was a longtime member of the VFW Auxiliary, Kishwaukee Community Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels and DeKalb County Farm Bureau Home Extension Association.

 
She is survived by her husband, Jay; daughters, Janaan (Greg) Cunningham of Greendale, Wisconsin, and Martha (Alan) Haseman of Hinckley; son, Theodore H. “Ted” Stone of DeKalb; three grandchildren, Kari (John) Senerchia, Rebecca Haseman and Paul Cunningham; great-grandson, Jacob Senerchia; brothers, Frank Hartzell and Stan Hartzell; sisters, Lucille Weydert and Shirley Meyers; many nieces and nephews; step-daughters, Candace Elliott of Pasadena, California, and Susan Benson of McKinney, Texas; step-grandchildren, Amy, Laura, Joel and Kristin; and step-great-grandchildren, Austin and Allison.

 
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Herald Stone in 1975; brother, William Hartzell; and sister, Evelyn Harding.

 
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 25, at Hillcrest Covenant Church, 1515 North First Street, DeKalb, with the Rev. Steve Larson and the Rev. Jeff Meyers officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, August 24, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb.


In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Dorothy M. Elliott Memorial Fund, in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.


For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.


Published Monday, August 27, 2012

Marquis Carl Landrum, 73, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at his Columbia home.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Memorial Funeral Home.

A man of great intelligence, adventure, imagination and vision with many and varied interests, he considered his main business and life's work to be banking. Mark Landrum held primary responsibility for his family's century-old banking enterprise for several decades and saw it grow from its twin roots in Mountain View, Mo., and Tishomingo, Okla., into Landmark Bank, with 41 locations in three states. Even as the bank grew quite large and included many disparate communities, he continued to advocate the philosophy of hometown banking — that is, local banks serving the people, families and businesses of the 29 small cities of its locations.

Mr. Landrum was born June 6, 1939, in Ardmore, Okla., to Ruth (Walker) and Carl Landrum. He grew up in Tishomingo, where his father owned First State Bank of Tishomingo, his mother taught school and his grandmother operated the Walker Hotel.

The family later moved to Hobbs, N.M., to start a bank, and there he attended Hobbs High School, graduating first in his class in 1957.

He was a stand-out high school basketball player. But most summers called him home to Ardmore and Tishomingo to work in the bank or on the family's ranch.

Given his keen intellect and interest in varied subjects, Mark chose Yale University to pursue a deep study of literature and to play collegiate basketball. He received a bachelor's degree in English in 1961. He served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1964, with active duty as a first lieutenant in Munich, Germany.

Upon returning, he studied at Harvard Law School and was awarded a juris doctorate in 1967. He began his employment at the Reno, Nevada law firm, Bargas, Bartlett & Dixon in 1967 and a year later moved to New York to practice corporate law with Jacobs, Persinger & Parker.

In 1969, Mark relocated to Columbia to help run First National Bank and Trust Co., which his father had purchased in 1964. Mark Landrum's role in the family business grew until he took majority ownership of the company in 1994.

Mark Landrum was the third generation in the family banking business. His grandfather, Marquis Lafayette Landrum, purchased the Bank of Mountain View in Missouri in 1909. In 1936, Mark's father, Carl, purchased the First State Bank of Tishomingo in Oklahoma from J.W. Walker. Mr. Walker would later become Carl's father-in-law after he met and married local teacher and artist Ruth Walker. From these two original banks, the family's enterprise grew to cover many small to medium-size towns in Oklahoma, Texas and southern Missouri and joined with the Columbia bank to make Landmark Bank in 2009.

Mr. Landrum's entrepreneurial leadership through this period of expansion is unparalleled and resulted in a healthy, thriving bank operating in three states.

In addition to his distinguished professional career, he carried his mother's great love of music and the arts throughout his life, and he donated many works to the communities served by his banks. His personal collection, along with the acquisitions he made for the bank, comprise one of the finest private collections of contemporary ceramics, glass, wood and other formed objects, as well as very fine pieces by Midwest artists, Italian paintings and a noteworthy collection of antiquities. The memorial garden at Murray State College in Tishomingo, recently developed in memory of his mother, is a current and future home of many of his pieces. The Chamber Music Series within the University of Missouri Concert Series exists today largely because of his steadfast support.

He felt the banks should be places customers and the public could view fine art and filled them full as a contribution to the overall cultural health and edification of the community. This public art collection contains works ranging from intellectual and introspective pieces to more approachable art. Similarly, Mark viewed architecture as art and strived to create bank buildings that exuded a warm and unpretentious business environment — buildings that both made a statement and were pleasant to view and inhabit.

He had a love of life, which was a driving force of his fascination with music (opera and ballet), literature, history and culture of the world. His curious and adventurous nature made him a pilot, a sailor and a traveler.

Mr. Landrum followed an unpretentious lifestyle that reflected the values of the common man, all the while accomplishing a life most uncommon. Despite the many demands of widely dispersed business interests, investments and properties, his heart drew him ever back to the roots and legacy of his family.

He is survived by his wife, Yulia; and young daughters Veronika and Valeria, of the home; as well as adult children Rebecca Landrum of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Michael Landrum of Washington, D.C., David Landrum, John Landrum of Columbia, Jennifer Landrum of Haines, Alaska, and Lara Landrum of Columbia. He also is survived by his sister, Brenda Bingham, of Cedar Grove, N.J.; and three grandchildren, Montana and Costi of Buenos Aires and Rose of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild, Valentin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Friends of Music at the University of Missouri.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Monday, August 27, 2012

Pearl Cornell, 101, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Bluffs.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pearl was born Dec. 13, 1910, to Arthur and Lorena Basnett in Boone County.
She married W.A. Dell Cornell on March 25, 1931. Pearl lived in Boone County 100 of her 101 years. She was a great homemaker and enjoyed gardening, growing and arranging flowers, cooking and baking. She always had home-baked cookies for the grandkids and was famous for her homemade rolls. She could be seen driving her yellow Jeep to the garden and mowing the yard with her John Deere.

She is survived by her son, James A. Cornell and wife Delores; grandchildren Larry and his wife, Patty, Brenda, and Don and his wife, Karen; great-grandchildren Tim and his wife, Kasey, Patrick, Chris, Tyler and Aubrie; two nephews; and a niece.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; an infant son; and brother Carl Basnett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Bethel Baptist Church, 201 E. Old Plank Road, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Sunday, September 16, 2012

Calvin Lemans Hawkins, 69, a retired U.S. Army sergeant and retired letter carrier for Columbia, fulfilled his duty, and was summoned home by the commanding officer on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in Texas.

Services were held in Texas.

He was born June 17, 1943, in Florida to Ernest and Sarah Hawkins.

He married Norma Hawkins on May 26, 1973, in Columbia.

Survivors include his loving wife, Norma Hawkins of Texas; daughter, Aisha Washington and husband Larry Jr. of Texas; nine siblings of Florida; four grandchildren of Texas; and a special aunt, Eliza Mathis of Florida.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Homeless Veterans Services of Dallas Inc., 4900 S. Lancaster Ave, Dallas, Texas 75216.


Published Sunday, September 9, 2012

Wayne Eugene Loch, 73, of Centralia passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at his home.


The family will greet friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Hallsville United Methodist Church, and a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.


Wayne was born on Feb. 24, 1939, to the late Paul Newton and Lita (Bearden) Loch in Maryville.


He was a professor of equine science at the University of Missouri for 35 years and was an avid team roper.


Wayne is survived by his wife, Barbara (Gerau) Loch, of the home; his two daughters, Jennifer Ann Loch-Manczuk and her husband, Mikel, of Napoleon and Sarah Beth Loch and her boyfriend, Stacy Kaiser, of Centralia; four grandchildren, Emily, Grant, Molly and Drew Manczuk of Napoleon; his sister, Pat Thomson of Raytown; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Audrey Gerau of Columbia; his aunt and uncle, Gene and Marian Loch of Maryville; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Wayne also is preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Harold Thomson.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the ALS Association, Keith Worthington Chapter, 6950 Squibb Road, Suite 210, Mission, Kan., 66202, or Hallsville United Methodist Church, 11700 Route B., Hallsville, Mo., 65255.


Condolences may be left online at www.heartlandcremation.com.


Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mary Sue Scheffler, 71, of Augusta passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.

The family will hold a visitation and reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Wine Country Gardens, 2711 Missouri 94 in Defiance.

Mary Sue was born April 14, 1941, to the late Erwin and Helen Lightfield in Chicago, Ill.

Mary Sue graduated from Knox College in Illinois, where she met her husband of 49 years, Leonard Paul Scheffler. Mary Sue and Leonard settled in Columbia, where they had two daughters, Laura and Tracy. Mary Sue, Leonard, Laura and Tracy enjoyed family travels and time spent at home cooking, talking and celebrating simple pleasures. Mary Sue and Leonard operated a local McDonald's franchise in Mid-Missouri for more than 30 years. After retirement, Mary Sue and Leonard moved to Augusta, where they appreciated day trips into St. Louis to attend the St. Louis Symphony and the Fox and to visit favorite restaurants. They enjoyed the Augusta countryside and relaxing in their home.

Mary Sue is survived by her husband, Leonard Scheffler; her two daughters, Laura Morgan and husband Mike and Tracy Melbihess; her two grandchildren, Tyler and Riley Melbihess; her sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Don Dehner; and her brother and sister-in-law, Timothy and Deborah Lightfield.

Memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri.

The family is being served by The Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 W. Clay St. in St. Charles.


Published Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Eva Jo Sapp, 68, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at her home in Columbia with her husband and children at her side.

A remembrance and celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Firestone Baars Chapel on the Stephens College campus.

Jo was born Feb. 4, 1944, in San Antonio to Herschel Barnhill and Ada Rasdon Barnhill.

She married David Paul Sapp on July 6, 1968, in Columbia.

Jo had three overriding passions — her family, her community and writing. And she had a rare combination of moxie and generosity of spirit that put strangers at ease and secured close friendships for decades.

Her uncanny ability to find the humor in any situation helped to keep life — a terminal condition, as she called it — in perspective. Over her years of living with cancer, she never dignified it with the opportunity to keep her from enjoying life to the fullest.

Survivors include daughter Lesley Jeanne Sapp of Columbia; son Michael David Sapp, wife Masha and granddaughter Jessie Elena Sapp of St. Louis; mother Ada Barnhill; sister Jeanne Barnhill of Corpus Christi, Texas; and brother John Barnhill of Houston, Texas.

Jo was preceded in death by her father, Herschel Barnhill, who passed on Feb. 15, 2005.

In lieu of flowers, consider a contribution to a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Saturday, September 15, 2012

Christina L. Rutter-Johnson was called home on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

She was born on Jan. 29, 1974, to Ronald D. Rutter and Cynthia A. Miller-Rutter.

Christy was a free spirit who enjoyed every minute of life.

She is survived by her mother, Cynthia Miller; sisters Tracey Miller, Lyndse Rutter-Green and Megan Rutter, and brother Michael Rutter; two nieces; three nephews; grandfather Dwayne Rutter; numerous aunts and uncles; and stepparents Gail Rutter and Larry Wiggins. Her spouse also survives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Rutter; grandmother Jean Rutter; and grandparents David and Meta Miller.

Donations can be made to the Humane Society in her name.


Published Sunday, October 21, 2012

Marjorie Lee Mellor Hook, 91, passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2012, at The Wesleyan Care Center in Georgetown, Texas, surrounded by her daughter and devoted staff.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at First Christian Church in Columbia, with the Rev. Brad Stagg officiating. A reception will follow in the Morris Parlor.

Marjorie was born on March 28, 1921, at the family home place near Blackwater, a daughter of the late Speed Stephen and Nellie Lee (Kincaid) Mellor. Following her graduation from Boonville High School in 1939, she attended Columbia's School for Cosmetology, becoming a licensed cosmetologist and co-owner of a beauty shop on Ninth Street in downtown Columbia. On March 6, 1949, at First Christian Church in Columbia, Marjorie married Joe Emmet Hook, who preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1996. Married 47 years, they were the loving parents of daughters Ruth Ann and Marjorie Lynn.

A resident of Columbia for more than 53 years, Marge spent her life selflessly doing for others. She was a devoted caregiver, caring for her immediate family, her parents and others in need.

A loving and doting wife, mother and grandmother, she worked hard at being an extraordinary homemaker. She immensely enjoyed being a gracious hostess, welcoming family and friends to their home and sharing abundant and delicious meals. She was well known for her amazing cakes and cookies. She made it a priority to keep in touch with friends and family, sending beautifully handwritten letters, cards and personal notes.

Marge's laughter was infectious as she delighted in playing games, dominos and cards. Never one to turn down a travel opportunity, she enjoyed trips to many regions of the United States, yet a simple day trip with her daughters, granddaughters, sister, special friends or cousins spent shopping, attending a movie, play or musical event, or roaming the countryside and eating out was considered a "perfect day." As a member of First Christian Church, she was a 20-year preschool Sunday school teacher, dedicated deaconess, volunteer, and member of the Hannah-Jones Circle.

In 2001, Marge moved to Jefferson City, where she loved attending Sara's school and ice-skating events in addition to participating in many community activities with Ann. In the summer of 2007, she moved to Georgetown, Texas, and enjoyed wonderful times as a part of the Breckenridge family, where she was Emily's most proud admirer. No matter where she resided, Marge was always respected and loved for her kindness, sincerity, thoughtfulness, politeness and loving disposition. She lived and modeled the Golden Rule.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary; and granddaughter, Kathryn Colleen Breckenridge.

Marge is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Ken Lane of Jefferson City and Lynn and Mark Breckenridge of Georgetown, Texas; two granddaughters, Sara Ann Lane of Houston, Texas, and Emily Jane Breckenridge of Georgetown; her sister, Katharyn Ann Mellor Markway of Wright City; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and very dear friends.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to First Christian Church, 101 N. Tenth St., Columbia, Mo. 65201; or Southwest Early Childhood Center, 801 St. Mary's Blvd., Jefferson City, Mo. 65109.


Published Friday, September 21, 2012

Dr. Robert W. Allen, 84, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Dr. Allen was born Nov. 14, 1927, to Charles and Hilma Lundgren Allen in New Britain, Conn.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was married to Gladys Bronstein on Jan. 5, 1957, in Richmond, Va.

She survives along with their children, Phil Allen, Mark Allen and Sarah Allen, all of northern California.

Dr. Allen was an accomplished artist, avid sailor, and &#*! golfer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri or the Central Missouri Humane Society.

Online condolences can be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Phyllis Williams, 72, of Columbia passed into eternity on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at her home.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at St. Luke United Methodist Church with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at H.T. May & Son Funeral Home.

Phyllis Williams was born Jan. 8, 1940, in Tamms, Ill., the daughter of John and Amanda Williams Hayes.

Phyllis is survived by her husband, John Henry Williams; and her two sons, John (Lisa) and Brian (Shamon).

She is also survived by four brothers, Carl "Jack" Hayes of Wichita, Kan., and his special friend, Geraldine Morris, Clarence (Vonnia) Hayes of Las Vegas, the Rev. Raymond (Celestine) Hayes and William (Cornelia) Hayes, both of Columbia; two sisters Clara Pauline (James) Harris of Peoria, Ill., and Evelyn Lee of Columbia; and seven grandchildren. 


Published Wednesday, September 26, 2012

William Sheley Jr., 83, of Columbia passed into eternity on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at his home.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at H.T. May & Son Funeral Home in Columbia, with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

William Sheley was born June 4, 1929, in Columbia, the son of William Sheley Sr. and Evelena Marshall Sheley.

He was a member of Fifth Street Christian Church.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Helen Sheley of Columbia; five sons, Daryl A. Sheley, Bishop Lorenzo Lawson, Rodney Sheley, David Sheley and Dale Wayne, all of Columbia; one daughter, Arrion Kay Curtis of Mexico, Mo.; one brother, Robert H. Sheley of Brooklyn, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters; three sisters; and five brothers.      


Published Sunday, September 23, 2012

Harry Harvey Rader Sr., 84, of Columbia passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.


Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Nilson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Harry Harvey Rader Sr. was born on April 1, 1928, in McBaine, the son of Harvey and Ruth Hughes Rader. He married Venus Fern Frost on Sept. 13, 1958, in Lawrence, Kan., and she preceded him in death on Aug. 25, 2012.

Survivors include two sons, Harry Harvey Jr. and Larry David (wife Rebecca) Rader; and three daughters, Sandra Leaton (husband William), Brenda Coleman (husband Carl) and Phyllis Agnoni (husband Frank). Twelve grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and three sisters.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.nilsonfuneralhome.com.


Published Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Earl Franklin Seitz, 66, Columbia passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

A celebration of his life will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shiloh in Columbia. A private memorial will be held later in Cuba, Mo.

Earl received his bachelor's degree from Central Methodist College in 1967. He planted his roots firmly in Columbia as a student at the University of Missouri, where he earned a master's degree in public health in 1969 and graduated from the MU School of Law in 1973.

Earl was Boone County Assistant prosecuting attorney from 1973 to 1978, when he then entered into private practice focusing on criminal defense law.

As much as Earl loved practicing law, he loved being outdoors even more. He grew up hunting and fishing and found abundant peace in nature. Earl was passionate about sports, barbecue, his kids and his grandkids.

Earl is now reunited with his father, John, and his mother, Mildred.

He leaves his children, Don, Emily, Kati, Tedi and Steven; his grandchildren, Taylor, Alexander and Andrew; his brother, John; and his sister, Nancy.

Dad, as we hear your spirit whisper in the wind, we know you are with us. We love you, and we will all miss you deeply.

Remembrances may be made in the form of a donation in his name to the Missouri Department of Conservation, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, Mo., 65102.


Published Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Derryl DeWayne Schake, 69, of Columbia, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, at Blue Ridge Christian Church. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church.

He was born in Waterloo, Iowa, on Oct. 29, 1942, to Walter and Birdelle Schake.
He married Lynette Jean Lamb, on March 2, 1963. She preceded him in death on Sept. 4, 2009. Derryl served his country in the Marines.

Derryl is survived by six children, Mark Schake and his wife, Molly, of Mililani, Hawaii, Paul Schake and his wife, Melissa, of Richmond, Laura Bowles and her husband, Victor, of Vail, Ariz., Trent Schake and his wife, Heather, of Columbia, Kerri Anderson and her husband, Eric, of Hallsville and Sarah Moore and her husband, Caleb, of Hallsville; and 31 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Blue Ridge Christian Church.

Tributes may be left online at www.memoriafuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Friday, September 28, 2012

Norris Dean McDaniel, 82, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St. in Columbia. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Norris Dean was born on July 26, 1930, to Clarence and Permelia McDaniel in California, Mo. They both preceded him in death.

Norris was confirmed in the Evangelical Church in California in 1944.

After graduation from California High School, he was employed at a lime quarry in California until he entered the Korean War. Norris served his country from 1951 to 1953.

He married Janice McDaniel on June 20, 1954, in Versailles, Mo. They lived in Jefferson City, where he trained, on the GI Bill, in floor-covering and carpet-laying with Milo Walz. Norris later opened his own business in Eldon.

After moving to Columbia in 1958, he worked as a carpenter for Harry Moreau and later spent several years working for Shelter Insurance Cos.

His greatest pleasure was the float trips he took with his sons on many of Missouri's rivers and streams.

He was an avid fisherman, and many special days were spent in his shop working with beautiful furniture.

Norris is survived by his wife, Janice; two sons, Gary and Sally McDaniel of Kansas City and Larry and Linda McDaniel from Gladstone; two grandchildren, Jenna and Alyssa McDaniel of Gladstone; two brothers, Wallace of North Carolina and Harley of California; one niece, Deanna Alter; one great-nephew, Gary David Alter; and one great-niece, Kelly Higgins, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Missouri United Methodist Church or Coyote Hills, 9501 W. Coyote Hill Road, Harrisburg, Mo., 65256.

Tributes may be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Friday, September 28, 2012

Irene Haskins died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center surrounded by family. She was 84.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Hank Waters, Vicki Russell, Andy Waters, Jim Robertson, Alexander Haskins and Dennis DeSmet.

Irene was born Jan. 4, 1928, on a farm in Prophetstown, Ill., to Margaret Hauman DeSmet and Rene DeSmet. When she was only a few months old, the family moved to Rock Island, Ill., to be near other relatives and for Irene's dad to find employment. Growing up with her younger brother, Dick, during the Depression didn't affect Irene at the time because she always had Mom and Dad, friends, and a bed to sleep in. She didn't realize until much later just how hard times had been.

Starting around age 4, Irene was getting noticed because of her singing voice, something she always said "just came out of me." During those lean Depression days, Irene's mother would enter her in every talent show she could find, and little Irene with the big voice usually won. First prize might have been only $5, but it helped buy groceries and pay the rent. After Irene started school, which she loved, she was in practically every musical production from first grade through high school — never in the leading role, however. She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1945, just as World War II was winding down.

Her life's ambition was to be a singer with a famous big band. Her bad eyesight and thick glasses were a handicap in many ways, but she nevertheless became the vocalist with many local dance bands traveling within a 100-mile radius from Rock Island. Her ultimate dream was never realized. Instead, since she excelled at typing and shorthand, she became a secretary, working Monday through Friday and singing with bands on weekends. She was employed at Rock Island Arsenal from 1948 until 1958, when she married John Haskins, a native of Lancaster, Wis., and stayed home to raise their two children, Laurie and Matthew.

Her husband's job with J.I. Case Co. entailed moving up the ladder and around the country. They lived in Rock Island, Racine, Wis., Atlanta, Ga., and Pleasanton, Calif., before being transferred to Columbia in 1976. A year later, Irene began her accidental career as a humor columnist with the Columbia Daily Tribune after submitting a couple of samples for possible publication. Dubbing her column "Smile Awhile," not only was she hired on the spot, she also became the newsroom receptionist and obituary writer, duties she held until 1989, when she began writing the weekly "Snapshots" feature, a lighthearted round-up of local social events. In addition, she also wrote "Making A Difference," a column featuring individual volunteers. Over her career, Irene received many state and national awards and in 1985 was named Woman of Achievement by the Missouri Press Women. In partnership with the Tribune, she also published a book in 1984 comprising a compilation of her columns. She always intended to do another one but "just didn't get around to it."

For a few years in the late 1980s, Irene did a daily afternoon talk show on KFRU with Ellen Schenk, giving it up after Schenk's departure in 1991. She remained a regular and popular guest on that station, most memorably with Fred Parry. For 25 years, she also was a regular guest on KOMU-TV's "Pepper and Friends."

In 2004, Irene was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and began almost a year's treatment of chemotherapy, taking a leave of absence from the Tribune, never once thinking during that time that she wouldn't come back to the job and the people she loved. After undergoing the debilitating and sometimes painful treatment, she made a triumphant return. "It was one of the proudest moments of my life," she said. Realizing not every cancer patient enjoys such a success story, Irene devoted herself to raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In her first year as honorary chairwoman of the organization's Light the Night fundraiser, Irene and co-chair Ryan McNeil raised a record $50,000, for which Irene was presented with the Diamond Award, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's highest recognition.

It was because of her illness that Irene resumed her singing career, teaming up with McNeil, an MU student, singer and, in many minds, "future star," to perform not only fundraisers but as hired entertainment for local functions and events. "I can't believe I'm doing this again at my age," she often laughed.

Irene's two big hobbies were fishing and bingo, mostly because, as she said, "You don't have to exert yourself much." Along with her family, those hobbies were often subjects in her column. Her children never knew beforehand, nor did they mind, when they became column fodder. But most of all, she loved life and bringing laughter to others.

Irene received many recognitions and awards but liked to define success in her own way. "If you can get through life with a few good friends, a family that speaks to you and a smile on your face, you're a success."

Although John and Irene were divorced in 1986, they remained friends and were together for all family occasions and holidays; he survives in Chicago. Also surviving are daughter Lauren Matthews; son Matthew Haskins and his wife, Marie, all of Columbia; six grandchildren, Meagan and Whitney Matthews, and Alexander, Lauren and Mariah Haskins, all of Columbia, and Hope Haskins of Senatobia, Miss.; two great-grandchildren, Jordan Matthews and Jalen Henderson of Columbia; her brother, Richard DeSmet and wife Etta of Rock Island; and three nephews, Dennis, Ric and Jeff DeSmet, all of Rock Island.

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

Memorials are suggested to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


Published Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sydney Marlene (Buster) Denninghoff of Columbia was surrounded by family when she passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, after battling a lengthy illness. She was 60 years old.

A funeral service will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Playle & Jones Family Funeral Home in Unionville. The date for a memorial service to be held in Columbia will be announced soon.

Sydney was born in May 25, 1952, in Kirksville to Jackie and Rowena (Lynch) Buster of Graysville.

She attended rural schools in Martinstown and Graysville before graduating in 1970 from Unionville High School in Unionville. After graduation, Syd attended Northeast Missouri State University, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in nursing in 1974. Before graduating from nursing school, Syd began her career at Putnam County Memorial Hospital before moving to Columbia in 1975.

Sydney's career path took her to various locations where her caring nature left a lasting impression on all those fortunate enough to have known her. In addition to Missouri, she also worked in Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and Mississippi.

In Columbia, where she became affectionately known as "Surgery Syd," she held various positions at University Hospital and Institute of Outpatient Surgery as well as Boone Hospital Center before she retired from nursing in 2000. During her career, she worked with Drs. Charles Barbee, Winston Harrison, Howard Smith and Kim Jamison. She also worked at the Missouri Department of Corrections in Jefferson City for several years.

On March 22, 2000, Sydney and Dr. James S. Denninghoff were united in marriage. They made their home and shared their lives together just outside of Columbia, where Syd gardened and tended to her chickens under the ever-watchful eyes and constant companionship of their dogs, Sage and Remy. Syd and Jim also journeyed to Mexico together, providing volunteer medical services to those in need.

Wherever her travels took her, Syd was highly regarded in the workplace. She was always willing to lend a hand and go the extra mile for the benefit of those in her care. Countless co-workers were positively influenced by her high expectations and compassion.

Syd was known for her kindness, which often came in the form of a big care package containing things that the recipient did not yet know they needed. Family and friends greatly appreciated her advice, wisdom and generosity.

Sydney is survived by her parents, Jackie and Rowena Buster of Graysville; husband Dr. James S. Denninghoff of Columbia and his children, Sarah, Joanna, Molly and Will; father-in-law Dr. James Denninghoff and wife Lucille; sister Georgia and husband Stan Varner of Fayette; brother Harlan Bradley Buster and wife Dana of Kirksville; and sister Autumn Buster of Buffalo Grove, Ill. Also surviving are two nieces, Cody Varner and Daylee Buster; one nephew, Bacardy Buster; aunts Carlene Hatfield, Ann Wilcox and Elaine Kramer; and uncle Bob Buster and wife Crystal.

Syd was preceded in death by her grandparents, Carl and Lemma Lynch and Jack and Reta Buster; aunt Ramona (Lynch) McBee; uncles Dale Hatfield and Joe Kramer; and mother-in-law Eloise Denninghoff.

Online condolences can be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lee R. Logsdon, 86, of California, Mo., passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Moniteau Care Center.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services in California, Mo. Burial with full military honors will be at California City Cemetery. Pastor Steve Jones will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

He was born on May 2, 1926, in Sturgeon, the son of Sylvester and Rena Logsdon, both of whom preceded him in death. He was married on Sept. 27, 1947, in Jefferson City, to Earlene Pointer, who also preceded him in death.

Lee worked for 25 years as a commercial printer for a printing company in Columbia. Lee and his wife managed Sugar Creek Estates Trailer Park and Homes in Fenton from 1975 to 1982. Lee also worked as a custodian for California R-1 Schools for 20 years. He was a member of California United Methodist Church, a graduate of Sturgeon High School and served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

He is survived by one son, William "Bill" Lee Logsdon of Cape Coral, Fla.

He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Memorials are suggested to the California R-1 Elementary swimming program, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, Mo., 65018.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services.


Published Saturday, October 6, 2012

Dale Truman Sechler died on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at his home in Columbia.

A memorial service is planned for 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway, with visitation from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the church.

Sechler was born Nov. 30, 1926, in Pleasant Hope to Sarah Edith Apperson and Alvin Truth Sechler.

From 1945 to 1947, he served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines and graduated from the University of Missouri, earning a doctorate in agronomy crop sciences in 1960.

Sechler was first employed by the Veterans Farm Training Program and then accepted a vocational agriculture high school teaching position in Louisiana.

After receiving his doctorate, he took a research position with the University of Florida in 1960. In 1967 he accepted a position with the United States Agency for International Development, serving in India and later in Tunisia. He returned to the University of Missouri in 1969 and accepted a position as professor in the Agronomy Department as small grains breeder.

He continued to perform research and teach at the university until his retirement in 1989 and designation as professor emeritus.

Sechler married Carol May Sherman on Dec. 27, 1954.

In addition to Mrs. Sechler, survivors include his sister, Charlene Belden; daughters, Teena Ligman and husband David, and Lisa Sechler and husband Stephen Dolan; a son, Mark Sechler and wife Carol; and a foster son, Daniel Jaggers. Surviving grandchildren include Katherine Sherer and husband Randy, Luke and Megan Ligman, Benjamin and Caroline Sechler, and Amalia, Mara and Zina Dolan; and two great-grandchildren, Kayden and Elsie Sherer.

Sechler was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Sechler; and brother, Chester Sechler.

Sechler was a member of Community United Methodist Church and Golden K Kiwanis Club. He was extensively involved in volunteer activities in Columbia, including Meals on Wheels, the Columbia Food Bank and Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

Memorials or donations can be made to the P.E.T. Project, 1908 Heriford Road, Columbia, Mo. 65202; or Meals on Wheels, 800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65202.


Published Sunday, October 7, 2012

Lena Faye Ardrey, 86, of Columbia passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, surrounded by her loved ones.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Faye was born in McClurg on Feb. 15, 1926, the eldest child and only daughter of Clara Opal Albright and Elmer Earl Atkisson. Faye grew up during the Great Depression and worked hard all her life. On July 22, 1950, Faye married Bill Ardrey, the love of her life, in Fort Worth, Texas. They made their home in Columbia, where they raised four children.

More than anything, Faye loved spending time with her family. She helped her mother-in-law run the family restaurant, where she learned her excellent cooking skills. Faye worked most of her life in the food-service industry, but was best known for her pies and Christmas cookies. Faye was a humble and endearing lady who will be missed by many.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Ardrey Jr. of Columbia and Colby Ardrey (Marni) of Harrisburg; two daughters, Michelle Morris (Howard) of St. Peters and Drusilla Dalton (Richard) of St. Charles; seven grandchildren, Justin Morris (Cynthia), Tania Statler (Travis), Ryan Dalton, Rachel Robinson (Tom), Kieran Ardrey, Riley Ardrey and Taelan Ardrey; three great-grandchildren, Gabriella Morris, Preston Statler and Cosette Statler; and seven nieces and nephews.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill Ardrey Sr., who passed away Sept. 30, 2009; three brothers, Lawrence, Bobby and Dale Atkisson; and a niece.

Memorials are suggested to the Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood, Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Condolences for the family may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Sunday, October 7, 2012

Oma C. Morrison, 89, of Columbia passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Memorial Funeral Home, with a visitation from 2 p.m. until the service time.

Oma was born on April 23, 1923, in Columbia, the daughter of the late Albert Thomas and Edith (Hendricks) McMillen.

She was united in marriage to John D. Morrison, and he survives.

In addition to her husband, John, survivors include her son, Robert Morrison; daughter, Pamela Richey; grandchildren, Velvet Morrison, Leslie Morrison, Jamie Morrison and Camala Cherry; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Larry and James Morrison; and a brother, Hartley McMillen.

Oma was a lifelong resident of Columbia. She worked for Columbia Public Schools for 33 years and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Eleanor Erickson Dude, 92, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Lenoir Woods Retirement Community in Columbia. She had celebrated her 92nd birthday the previous Friday.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Lenoir Woods Retirement Center Community Center. Services will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Columbia Cemetery.

Eleanor was born Oct. 5, 1920, in Kankakee, Ill., to Edna and Ernest Erickson. She graduated from Illinois State Teachers College (now Eastern Illinois University) with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1942. While in college, she was a member of the marching band, Science Club, Geography Club and Sigma Sigma Sigma. She married Clarence Jones of Oneida, Ill., in 1943, a pilot in the Army who died in a plane crash in Houdon, France, just after the end of World War II in 1945. They had a daughter, Eleanor Carol Jones.

Eleanor married Albert Carl Dude March 6, 1948, and began a teaching career that spanned four decades. Her teaching career took her first to Decatur, Ill., then Manteno, Ill. in 1956-57 where she taught for one year. She then taught 4th grade in Peotone, Ill., also for one year before moving with her family to Columbia in 1958. She obtained a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Missouri in 1965 while caring for three children. She taught Reading at West Junior High School in Columbia from 1963 until she retired in 1983. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Missouri State Teachers Association and the International Reading Association. As a teacher, she was a positive influence on countless young lives.

Eleanor and Carl moved to Mesa, Ariz. in 1985, where they enjoyed 17 wonderful years living in Leisure World, a retirement community. They moved back to Columbia in 2002 and lived at the Lenoir Retirement Community at the time of her death.

Eleanor was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She always had a laugh and smile for everyone and she had many, many friends. She enjoyed playing bridge and many other card games along with get-togethers with her many retired teacher friends. She was a wealth of knowledge on numerous subjects because of her love of reading. She cherished most the times when family would visit.

Eleanor is survived by her husband Carl, 97; daughters Carol (Joseph) Stryhal of Dallas, Texas, Kim Dude-(Marc) Lammy of Columbia, Carla (Patrick) Jones of Hampton Cove, Ala.; son, Kelly (Cindy) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandsons, Charles Weyand of Reisterstown, Md., Drew Lammy of Columbus, Miss., Andrew and Eric Dude of Colorado Springs, and Justin Jones of Hampton Cove, Ala.; granddaughters, Elizabeth Zachary (Story) of Plano, Texas, Nicole Jones of Hampton Cove, Ala., Kelsey Lammy of Columbia; and five great-grandchildren, Elijah and Logan Story of Plano, Texas, Jones and Paxton Weyand of Reisterstown, Md. and Caroline Lammy of Columbus, Miss.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Edna and Ernest Erickson; her brother, Ernest C. Erickson; her first husband, Clarence Jones; and great-grandson, Zachary Story.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association or MS Society, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65202.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a friend to all who were lucky enough to have crossed her path. She will be terribly missed and remembered with love and fondness by all who knew her.

Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Treva C. Kintner, 92, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.


She was born April 27, 1920, in Topeka, Ind., to Adrian and Elizabeth (Burns) Carpenter.

She was awarded a bachelor's degree in education from Manchester College in Indiana, where she met her husband, Loren Kintner.

She came to Columbia when her husband accepted a position as a University of Missouri veterinary pathologist. She was deeply committed to education, returning to complete her master's degree in food science at MU, where she taught for many years. She was active in many university organizations: the Campbell Harrison House, Gamma Sigma Delta and the International Affairs Committee. She established three student scholarships through Phi Upsilon Omicron. She was a well-loved student adviser. She taught food preparation, preservation, quantity cooking and international foods. She was an excellent cook. Her homemade bread was a holiday favorite.

Loren and Treva moved to Kissimmee, Fla., after retirement from MU. Treva remained involved in the local chapters of the American Association of University Women, Retired Teachers Association and Phi U. She established a scholarship at Valencia College. She even taught a water exercise class. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends who traveled to Florida.

She was buried at Rock Run Church of the Brethren in Goshen, Ind., where she and Loren were married in 1946. Her husband preceded her in death in 2008.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Kintner of Orlando; son David (Diane) Kintner of Granville, Ohio; and granddaughter Erin Kintner of Kent State University.


Published Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sandra Ellen Rosenholtz, 77, of Columbia died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning, Oct. 16, 2012, at Southampton Place, where she had lived since 2004.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 904 West Blvd. S., with viewing preceding at noon at the church.

Sandy was born Sept. 26, 1935, in Middletown, Ohio. She received her nursing degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1957, after which she practiced nursing at Cincinnati General Hospital. There, she met her future husband, Dr. Mitchell J. Rosenholtz. Mitch and Sandy were married Aug. 24, 1963. They then moved to Baltimore, where they both worked in the University of Maryland health system. After the births of their daughters Cathy Ellen (1965) and Deborah Ann (1967), they moved to Columbia in 1969 when Mitch joined the faculty of the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Sandy quickly got involved in the community, joining St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, volunteering as a Girl Scout leader, playing tennis with friends and supporting progressive causes.

An ardent Democrat, Sandy was active in local politics, running for Columbia City Council in the Fourth Ward in 1973 and 1976. She served on the City of Columbia Human Rights Commission and the Commission on Disabilities. Sandy was a lifelong supporter of women's rights and was an active local member of the League of Women Voters, where she met some of her closest friends. Sandy was very proud of her future son-in-law Fred Schmidt, current First Ward representative on the city council.

Although Sandy had battled multiple sclerosis for almost 50 years and developed other health issues more recently, her death came as a shock, especially as she was eagerly anticipating her daughter Cathy's wedding this week. Her feisty spirit, intelligence and outspoken care for those who might otherwise be overlooked will be missed by all who knew her.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Dr. Mitchell J. Rosenholtz; and her daughter, the Rev. Cathy Ellen Rosenholtz. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Thelma Rathbun; sister Betty Schaffer; and daughter Deborah Ann Rosenholtz.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greenpeace or the National Organization for Women.

Funeral arrangements are through Nilson Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Middletown, Ohio, at a later date.


Published Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thelma Ferol McArthur, 96, of Columbia died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Lenoir Health Care Center in Columbia.

Services will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Lenoir Community Center.

Thelma was born April, 10, 1916, in Cuba City, Wis., to Harley and Addie Stipp Houseman.

She married Arthur McArthur on March 5, 1937, in Palo Alto, Calif.

The McArthur family moved to Columbia in 1956, and they were active members of the community.

Thelma was a life-long reader and lover of books. She worked at the Columbia Public Library and started a book lending cart for patients at University Hospital. She was a founding member of the Columbia Unitarian Church and an active part of the Lenoir community after she and her husband, Art, moved to a home there in 1990. Thelma was a person with great curiosity who loved ideas and nature and found pleasure in the smallest things until the end of her life.

She is survived by a son, Verne McArthur of Springfield, Mass.; a daughter, Kay McArthur of Albany, Calif.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband; and sister, Helen Latta.

The family would like to thank the staff at Lenoir HCC and at Hospice Compassus for their loving kindness and care.


Published Sunday, November 18, 2012

Norma Lee (Kindred) Perrin, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Jefferson City Manor.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Norma was born in Sedalia on Nov. 1, 1926, to Vivian and Opal Kindred and was their only child.

She married Thomas Perrin, also of Sedalia, in 1949. They later moved with their two children to Columbia in 1962, where they lived until 1998 when Tom preceded Norma in death.

Norma moved to Holts Summit in 2007, then to other subsequent nursing homes in Jefferson City where she resided until her death.

Survivors include her son, Thomas Perrin Jr. of Lee's Summit and daughter-in-law Sandy Perrin and two grandchildren, Brittany Perrin Quick-Warner and T.J. Perrin; and daughter, Kristi Perrin Jackson and son-in-law David Jackson of Jefferson City.

Mrs. Perrin's proudest achievement was being a wife, mother and grandmother, and throughout her 85 years, she devoted her time not only to her family and church but to many beloved family pets.

Memorials can be sent to Mid-Missouri Alzheimer's Association in Columbia.


Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Verne Charles Madison, 88, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Fort Myers, Fla., after complications from heart surgery.

Services are pending.

Verne was born Dec. 22, 1923, in Connecticut and had a life full of love and happiness.
Verne was retired from Cal-Tex Citrus Juice Co., where his career took him from California to Houston and Columbia. He loved his toys! He was a twin engine instrument rated private pilot. For several years he and his wife Anne traveled the country by RV. The Lake of the Ozarks and Columbia were his homes before coming to Cape Coral, Fla. A boat was as important to him as his car, and he had several over the years. Most recently he traveled to the Bahamas twice on his boat with friends from Cape Coral Cruise Club.

Verne is survived by his children, George Madison and his wife Diana of Columbia, Chuck Madison, and Fran Rigell, both of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Jamie Rigell and Debbie Ivey and her husband Rick; great-grandchildren, Blake Ivey, Kelley Ivey Sandlin and her husband Michael Sandlin; and soon-to-be-born great-great-grandson Nicholas James Sandlin. He is also survived by his wonderful friend, Rita Couch.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Thomas Madison; mother, Greta Beaney of New York; father, Charles W.A. Madison of Los Angeles; and son-in-law James F. Rigell.


Published Saturday, November 3, 2012

Dorothy Jo Weir, 83, of Rocheport died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Memorial Funeral Home, with Paula Ritchie officiating. Entombment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Weir was born on Nov. 10, 1928, in Fayette to Joe and Zula (Frazier) Shiflett. She graduated from Fayette High School and received a bachelor's degree in education from Central Methodist College in 1950.

On June 18, 1950, she married Harold "Red" Weir, and he died in 1991. Mrs. Weir taught school in Tina, Stockton and Eldon Public Schools. In 1961, Mr. and Mrs. Weir moved to Columbia and founded "Red" Weir Athletic Supply. She was active in the business until retirement in February 2012.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Weir and his wife, Mitzi, and granddaughters, Lindsey and Katie Weir, and Rusty Weir and his wife, Terrie, all of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, Harold R. Weir Sr.; mother-in-law, Adele Weir; and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Weir.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Missouri Food Bank, 2101 Vandiver Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65202. Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, November 4, 2012

Dorothy Whitesides, 92, of Columbia passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the service time.

Dorothy was born Feb. 29, 1920, in Boone County to William O. and Olga May (Mitchell) Watson. She married W. Cleo Whitesides on July 24, 1937, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 2005.

Dorothy worked at Sears for a number of years and then for the University of Missouri, until retiring from the Printing Services Division in 1983.

Dorothy is survived by one son, Billy (Jo Ann) Whitesides; one daughter, Phyllis (Jim) Hardin; one daughter-in-law, Sandy Whitesides; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Randy Whitesides; her parents; two brothers; and three sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Mid-Missouri Chapter, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Marjorie Faye Adams Sharp, 76, of Columbia passed peacefully on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, surrounded by family and her beloved physician at Boone Hospital Center.

Join us to celebrate our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend at Missouri United Methodist Church Social Parlor for visitation from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and a funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

She was born on March 15, 1936, to Hartley M. Adams and Marjorie Caldwell Adams in Cedar Bluff, Miss. On Sept. 1, 1957, she married Leroy Sharp Jr. in Camden, Ark.

Faye earned a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville and a Master of Education at the University of Missouri. She taught in Rogers, Ark., public schools, Camden, Ark., High School, and Fayetteville, Ark., Junior High School before moving in 1968 to Columbia, where she taught mathematics at Hickman High School until she retired in 2000. Her favorite course to teach was Honors Algebra II. She was one of the founding sponsors of "Speak Your Mind!" Faye's past academic accolades included being the president of Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM). She also was the first recipient of the Leroy Sachs Award, the highest honor of MCTM. She had many fond memories and great stories of students and colleagues during her many decades of teaching.

Faye greatly enjoyed needlework and quilting. Her most notable creations include the Hickman High School crest that remained hanging above the auditorium stage until after she retired. She also was selected to needlepoint one of 81 squares on the Missouri Bicentennial rug that featured flowers of 49 states encircled by the Missouri hawthorn blossom. The rug hung in the Governor's Mansion throughout Kit Bond's time as Missouri's governor.

After retiring, Faye enjoyed her family, Quilt Guild friends, United Methodist Women Circles, MUMC Dinner Clubs, MUMC Seekers Classes, and retired teachers "Lunch Bunch" meetings!

Survivors include her loving husband, Leroy Sharp Jr.; son Chip Sharp and his wife, Kathy; granddaughters Brittany Sharp and Megan Sharp Oberg and her husband, Nathan Oberg; great-grandchildren Adeline and Josephine Oberg; daughter Kathryn Sharp Sapp and her husband, Phil Sapp; and grandson Richard Sapp, all of Columbia; brother-in-law Wayne Garman of Gravette, Ark.; niece Cara Garman Hill and husband Mike of Conway, Ark.; and nephew Phillip Garman and wife Amanda of Dallas, Texas.

Her mother and father of Camden and sister Suzanne Adams Garman of Midland, Texas, preceded her in death.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Missouri United Methodist Church at 204 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo., 65203. Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Joyce Ann Crouch Waterbury, 53, of Columbia passed unexpected at her home on or about Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Paquin Tower. Family will received friends from 1:30 p.m. until time of service.

She was born in Columbia on June 13, 1959, to Cleveland C. and Beverly Ann Dickerson Crouch.

Jody was baptized in 1970 at Blue Ridge Baptist Church in Kansas City. She was a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints in Columbia. She volunteered at Central Missouri Food Bank.

Jody attended Columbia Public Schools and Hallsville Public Schools.

She lived at Paquin Tower, where she had many friends. She was actively involved in the ceramics program and enjoyed playing dominoes and Wii bowling with other residents.

Jody is survived by her mother, Beverly Dickerson Cofield; a brother, L. Scott Byars; and an aunt, Mickey Dickerson Havener (Ralph), all of Columbia; her uncle, Ross Dickerson (Gloria) of Phoenix; a very special friend, Myron Woodson, formerly of Columbia; and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her step-father, Leland W. Byars Jr., who raised her; her grandparents, Ross and Louis Dickerson; and her aunt, Rose Dickerson Fisher.

Memorials suggested to Salvation Army, 1108 W. Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com


Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nadine Pearl Quisenberry joined the Church Triumphant on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. She was 86 years old.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth Street in Columbia, with the Rev. Harold McNeal officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Quisenberry was born June 5, 1926, in McBaine to Elmo and Susie Crane Ward. She married Richard (Dick) Quisenberry on Sept. 15, 1944, in Lawrence, Kan. He preceded her in death July 19, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and two brothers. She lived most of her life in McBaine and Columbia, but the last five years, she made her home in Texas. She was an office manager in retail sales at Gibson's Boutique in Columbia before retiring.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Gail Crenshaw of Waskom, Texas; and a son, Richard Quisenberry II and his wife Peggy of Columbia. Mrs. Quisenberry also left behind six grandchildren, Denise (Steve) Stapleton, Keith (Marylee) Crenshaw and Joe Crenshaw, all of Texas, Richard (Amy) Quisenberry III of Hallsville, Michael (Karre Jo) Cromwell of Woodstock, Ga., and Lee Shawn (Jennifer) Nelson of Pennsylvania. In addition, she had 12 great-grandchildren, Garrett and Lana Rose Stapleton; Nate and Annabeth Crenshaw; Justin and Ella Quisenberry; Emily Barr; Gentry, Jaxson, and Justice Cromwell; and Dakota and Sierra Rose Nelson. Also, Mrs. Quisenberry leaves behind many nieces, nephews and their families.

Memorials are suggested to the Waskom First United Methodist Church, 1305 West Texas Ave., Waskom, Texas, 75692.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nicholas Matthew Oldham passed away at age 31 on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, after a courageous nine-year battle with brain cancer.

A reception in Nick's honor will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Turner Room at the Havener Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla.
Nick was born July 4, 1981.

In 2000, he graduated from Rolla High School, where he enjoyed being a member of the marching band drumline. In 2005, he received a bachelor's degree in Music Business from the University of Memphis. Nick was an avid music fan with an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music. As an adult, he worked in St. Louis in music-related jobs, primarily at The Pageant, a concert venue. Nick was an intelligent, witty, creative and caring young man who never had an unkind word to say about anyone. He loved his family, his many friends, music and working at The Pageant.

Nick is survived by his parents, Mark and Libby Oldham of Rolla, formerly of Columbia; his brother and sister-in-law, Neal and Kris Oldham of Springfield; his maternal grandparents, Mac and Mary Lou McCluskey of Columbia; his maternal aunt and uncle, Nancy and George Moore of Tucson, Ariz.; his paternal aunt, Judy Chambers of Chatham, Ill.; and five cousins.
Nick's paternal grandparents were Neal and Joy Oldham of Columbia.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Brain Tumor Association or the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis would be appreciated.


Published Sunday, January 13, 2013

Irla Jean Scheuber of Denver, formerly of Columbia, died of complications from dementia Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. She was 83 years old.

Services will be Friday, Jan. 18, at Columbine United Church in Littleton, Colo.

Mrs. Scheuber was born Irla Jean Rickey on Feb. 24, 1929, in Caney, Kan. She graduated from the Kansas City Research Hospital School of Nursing in 1949 and the University of Missouri in 1954, with a bachelor's degree in nursing.

While working in the emergency room at Boone County Hospital, she met Dr. Charles Scheuber. On Sadie Hawkins Day, Feb. 29, 1952, they had their first date. On Sept. 13, 1952, they were married in Carrollton.

Jean Scheuber was an ER/OR nurse, housewife, mother and community member. She was active in Trinity Presbyterian Church, the Boone County Medical Society, the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross, the Russell Boulevard Elementary School PTA and as a Cub Scout den mother. In 1972, she returned to nursing, working as a surgical nurse at Boone County Hospital.

In 1977, Dr. Scheuber closed his medical practice and they relocated to Manhattan, Kan. In 1992, they relocated to Denver to be closer to family.

Jean Scheuber is survived by her two sons, Bill Scheuber (Diane) of Lake Orion, Mich., and Rick Scheuber (Catherine) of Denver; and grandchildren Michael, Kathleen, Charles and Edward.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Charles Scheuber.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 W. Rollins Road; or to the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado, 455 Sherman Street, Suite 500, Denver, Colo., 80203.


Published Sunday, November 18, 2012

Margaret Jane Eisterhold (nee Werner), passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

Funeral services will be conducted by Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov 23, followed by services and interment at Memorial Cemetery.

Formerly of Higginsville, Columbia and Westphalia, Jane was born in Westphalia on Feb. 5, 1923, to Rose (Willibrand) and Alois C. Werner. She grew up there and graduated from Westphalia High School in 1940.

After graduation, Jane worked for Busch's Florist in Jefferson City and attended business college. After graduation she worked for the Missouri State Highway Patrol until her marriage to Raymond Eisterhold on Sept. 27, 1947. The newlyweds lived in Westphalia briefly before moving to Columbia, where they opened an IGA food store.

Their children were born in Columbia, and Jane became very involved in volunteering. In 1971 they moved to Higginsville, and they remained there for 33 years before settling in St Louis to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Jane was active in the Catholic Church Ladies Alter Society in Columbia and Higginsville and with various religious and charitable organizations.

She was a member of The Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion and helped organize local blood drives for The American Red Cross for many years. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and helping others.

Jane and Ray were married for 63 years, and he preceded her in death in July 2010.

Survivors include two sons and their spouses, Paul and Kim Eisterhold of Chicago and Carl and Kathy Eisterhold of St. Louis; one daughter, Ellie Eisterhold-Burr of St. Louis; three grandchildren, Brandy Craig and husband Adam of Indianapolis and Travis Burr and Mason Burr of St. Louis; two great-grandchildren, Piper and Dexter Craig; one sister, Jackie Brand and her husband, Jim, of Lenexa, Kan.; and one sister-in-law, Alice Hilkemeyer (Jerome, deceased) of Jefferson City. She also was an aunt and great-aunt of the Grove and Brand nieces and nephew.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Red Cross at 1511 S. Providence Road, Columbia, Mo., 65203, or the Higginsville Ladies Alter Society at 401 W. Broadway, Higginsville, Mo., 64037.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Daily Republic Fairfield-Suisun, California
Marjorie Olivia Jouret
Feb. 27, 1919 — Nov. 14, 2012

Marjorie Olivia Jouret peacefully passed from this life on Nov. 14, 2012, after living a joyful life of 93 years. She moved from Columbia, MO., to Fairfield, Calif. in 1985 where she lived at the CCE Mobile Home Park. In 2009, she moved to Springfield, MO., to be near family there.

She enjoyed doing word search puzzles and reading, loved cats and chocolate and wrote many short humorous poems.

She was preceded in death by her special companion of 15 years, Bill Maxwell; and her loving husband of 37 years, Julius Jouret. She is survived by their seven children and their families, Jerry (CA), Vern (MO), Jan (CA), Joe (MO), Gene (MO), Jon (FL), Ginger (OK) and her niece, Eileen (MO) and her family. Her granddaughter, Sara, was her caregiver during her declining months, she gave so much kindness and TLC.

Two of Marge’s favorite sayings were, “We are so blessed to have a wonderful loving family” and “I’ll love you forever and ever.”


Published Monday, November 26, 2012

Betty Lou Hackethorn, age 92, of Columbia passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.

At Betty's request, no service will be held.

She was born Jan. 16, 1920, in Faucett, the daughter of the late James William and Lutie Jane Dye Roach.

Betty lived in Missouri all her life and at an early age joined the Methodist Church. She attended grade school in Faucett, St. Joseph and Maitland and graduated from high school in Jefferson City, where she also attended Jefferson City Junior College and Justis Business College. Betty worked for the WPA in Jefferson City and Kansas City and later worked in the Secretary of State's office, State Department of Industrial Inspection and for the State Democratic Committee.

After her marriage to Jack Hackethorn in 1951, she moved to Columbia, worked at the University of Missouri and remained with the ROTC Department until 1959. She then worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Conservation Service.

Betty was Chief Operator for the Telecommunication System for all government agencies and was awarded a Length of Service certificate and pin for 20 years of federal service. One of the highlights of her life was meeting Eleanor Roosevelt during the University of Missouri Journalism School's 50th anniversary in 1959. Betty loved her family and friends, playing bridge, going to auctions, music from the big band era and talking politics, and she always had a smile and a wonderful story to tell about her colorful and interesting life. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Jack.

Her sister, Evelyn Marshall of Marshall; her sister-in-law, Linda Hackethorn of Houston, Texas; and several loving nieces and nephews survive her.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 7669, Atlanta, Ga., 30357-0669, or the charity of your choice.


Published Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mickie Jenkins, 88, passed away at her home in Columbia on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Mickie was born March 7, 1924, in Lutesville-Marble Hill, the eldest child of Billie E. and James A. Higgins. She graduated from Lutesville High School in 1941, where she was an honor student, active in student activities and a member of the women's varsity volleyball team. She attended the University of Missouri.

She was a Realtor for Mendenhall Realty and worked in Columbia Public Schools and at Buchroeder's Jewelers. She had been active in King's Daughters, Republican Women, various women's circles, tennis leagues and Boone Hospital volunteers and served as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She was a member of Missouri United Methodist Church, where she had taught junior high Sunday school classes.

She enjoyed reading, studying vocabulary derivation, writing short stories, dancing (especially tap dancing), history, politics, needlepoint and music. Most of all, Mickie loved spending time and traveling with many close, life-long friends. She was a loyal, fun-loving friend with a "wicked" sense of humor, a ready smile and kind words for everyone.

Mickie was staunchly committed to her family and will be greatly missed and remembered by them as a caring, thoughtful, devoted wife, mother and sister who always considered others first. She was also an avid dog lover and dedicated to her poodle "grand dogs."

Mickie is survived by her husband of 69 years, Thornton D. Jenkins; a daughter, Spring Jenkins Walton, and Charles Walton of Columbia and Baltimore, Md.; and a brother, James Higgins, and Florrie Bonney of Potosi. She is also survived by nieces and nephews Cindy Higgins, Joel Mulhern, Jane and Brent Morrow, Jim Stone, Jim Higgins, Susan Higgins, Christopher and Sarah Higgins, and Kim and Eric Moffett, as well as grand-nieces and -nephews.

She is preceded in death by siblings John Higgins, Lynn Higgins and Dorothy Bloomquist.

Remembrances for Mickie may be sent to the Rheumatoid Arthritis — Arthritis Foundation, the Reading is Fundamental program or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Monday, November 26, 2012

Gloria Ann Seabaugh, 73, of Blue Springs, formerly of Columbia, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Shangri-La Rehab & Living Center in Blue Springs.

Visitation will be held at noon Thursday, Nov. 29, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia with the funeral service immediately following at 1 p.m. Burial will follow the funeral at Memorial Park Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Memorial Funeral Home.

Gloria was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on April 21, 1939, to John and Ellen (Christensen) Wray. She graduated from Holy Family High School in 1957 and was Valedictorian of her class.

Gloria was married to Dan Seabaugh on Oct. 8, 1960, in St. Louis; they were married 45 years.

Gloria worked as an Office Assistant, Assistant Director, then Director of Human Resources for the City of Columbia, retiring after 21 years of service. She enjoyed singing, playing the piano, baking, sewing and interior decorating.

She devoted herself to her family and the activities in which her children were involved.

Gloria is preceded in death by her parents, John and Ellen; and husband, Dan.

Gloria is survived by four sisters, Mary (Frank) May, Joan Wray, Nancy (Bob) Goodwyn and Peggy (Steve) Scheidker; two brothers, Tom (Jean Ann) Wray and Mike (Jessica) Wray; three sons, Steve (Rita) Seabaugh, Scott (Katie) Seabaugh and John (Lisa) Seabaugh, all of Columbia; a daughter, Joyce (Lanny) Foutz of Blue Springs; eleven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org/mid-missouri or Coyote Hill Christian Children's Home at www.coyotehill.org.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Eldercare and Candlelight Lodge of Columbia as well as Shangri-La Rehab & Living Center in Blue Springs for their support over the years.

Tributes may be left on line at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dwayne Allen Tapp, 50, of Columbia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.

Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Millard Family Funeral Home, where services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Mary Hull-Lovett officiating.

Dwayne was born in Columbia on March 11, 1962, son of Larry Lewis and Wynna Faye Tapp Elbert.

Dwayne was a 1980 graduate of Rock Bridge High School.

Dwayne loved the outdoors, going fishing and playing with his dog "Lady." Dwayne worked at the Walmart at the old Biscayne Mall. Dwayne loved to cook and was employed at several area restaurants, most recently Golden Corral.
Dwayne was married to Leona Brown in 1994, and she preceded him in death in 1995.

Dwayne is survived by his mother; his children, Shawnna Brown of Jefferson City, Shawn Brown of Kansas City, Rayven Tapp of Memphis, Tenn., and Tyra Tapp, Dwayne Tapp and Christopher Tapp all of Columbia; his twin sister, Debra (Mark) Williams; a sister, Robin Tapp; his brothers, Larry Tapp, Kevin Elbert and George West; a sister, Becky Owsley, all of Columbia; his stepfather and stepmother, Washington and Isabella Elbert of Columbia; a special friend, Jennifer Carter of Columbia; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Dwayne was preceded in death by his father, Larry Eugene Lewis; two infants; and his stepfather, Thomas Walker.

In a final act of generosity, Dwayne shared the gift of life with others by being an organ and tissue donor. The family asks that others consider becoming donors as well.

Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash, Columbia, Mo., 65203, (573) 442-7112.

Condolences may be left for the family online at www.millardfamilychapels.com.


Published Monday, November 26, 2012

Thomas J. Martz, 69, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at South Hampton Place.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel.
Thomas was born in Columbia City, Ind., and had lived in Columbia since 1962. He worked for more than 40 years at the University of Missouri for University Printing Services.

He married Freda Kutschinske in 1964 in Columbia.

Thomas was a member of the First Christian Church and Optimist Club, and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and Mizzou Tiger fan.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Freda; son, Matthew Martz (Elizabeth) of St. Joseph; daughter, Mary Anna Dewey (Robert) of Fulton; two brothers, Frederic Martz of Columbia and Hugo Martz of Valparaiso, Ind.; and two granddaughters, Emily Genevieve Martz and Dora Elizabeth Martz of St. Joseph.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Blue Ridge School of Boone County or to South Hampton Place. Tributes may be left on line at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Marylou Mayse, 64, of Columbia passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Memorial Funeral Home. Services will follow at 3:30 p.m. Friday with burial immediately after at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Marylou was born Jan. 29, 1948, to James C. and Eunice (Yeager) Turner in Columbia. She graduated from Southern Boone High School in Ashland in 1966 and the University of Missouri School of Home Economics in 1970. Marylou and Don Mayse married June 7, 1969, at New Salem Baptist Church. In their 43 years of marriage, they were involved in many business endeavors, including Family Pawn Stores and Sho Me Farms, where they raised registered shorthorn cattle.

She was a devoted wife to Don; mother to their son, Brian (Jennifer) Mayse, and especially their two children and her grandchildren, MaKenna, 11, and Colten, 5, who survive. Other survivors include her sister, Kay (Bill) Adams; nephew Greg (Joy) Nichols and their children, Jordan and Nathan; stepmother Sue Turner; mother-in-law Paula Mayse; and a number of cousins.

Marylou was preceded in death by both of her parents and her father-in-law, Joe Mayse.

Contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Boone County Chapter.

Tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


From http://www.tributes.com
Dr. Robert Seymour Campbell
September 9, 1913 - November 28, 2012 Poplar Bluff, Missouri

Dr. Robert S. Campbell, 99, of Poplar Bluff, formerly of Columbia, Mo., passed away, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at Oakdale Skilled Care Center in Poplar Bluff.


Dr. Campbell was born Sept. 9, 1913 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and later became a naturalized citizen of the USA. In 1939 he obtained a Ph.D in Limnology (study of fresh water fish) from the University of Michigan. He taught at Central Michigan University until 1944, when he joined the Department of Zoology at the University of Missouri, and later served eight years as Chairman.


Dr. Campbell instituted a fishery research program in the Missouri Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit—one of the first Units to do so. He maintained his interest and publications in fisheries as he continued his research in limnology. He is recognized for his definitive work on succession in strip-mine lakes and for his work on the effects of thermal effluents upon reservoir water quality. His research led to forty publications.


Dr. Campbell is a member of seven national and international societies in the fields of limnology and fisheries. He served as president of the Midwest Benthological Society and was on the editorial staffs of the JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT and the TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY.


Dr. Campbell has been honored for his research and teaching, and was recipient of the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award, University of Missouri Wildlife Club, 1966-1967; the Educator of the Year Award, Conservation Federation of Missouri, 1970; the E. Sydney Stephens Wildlife Professional Award bestowed by the Missouri Chapter Wildlife Society, 1972; the Faculty Alumni Award, 1977; and the Missouri Chapters of the American Society and the Wildlife Society, 1978.


Dr. Campbell was a dedicated teacher and counselor of undergraduate students. Many will remember him for introducing them to the field of Fisheries and Wildlife through his course, the Ecology of Wildlife and Man, in which he taught as many as five hundred majors and non-majors each year. His dedication to teaching was recognized as he was honored with the Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award, 1978.


Dr. Campbell enjoyed spending time with his family, music of all kinds including opera, woodworking, hunting and fishing.
In June of 1938, he married the former Dorothy Martin Shaw. She preceded him in death in May of 1985.


Survivors include four children, Ann Kneibert (Richard), of Poplar Bluff, Jim Campbell (Janet), of Chevy Chase, MD, Bob Campbell (Kay), of Traverse City, MI, and Talitha Ruth Horn, of Jackson Hole, WY; fifteen grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.


His parents, Robert Dougall Campbell and Alma Parker Campbell preceded Dr. Campbell in death.


The family will have a Celebration of Dr. Campbell's Life at the family cabin near Traverse, MI at a later date
Memorials may be made to the Poplar Bluff Boyrs and Girls Club, or to a church of one's choice.


Published Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 2:00 am
Updated: 9:55 am, Tue May 21, 2013.

Fred Ernest Hudson, 95, died early Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, 2012, calmly in his sleep. His wife, Helen Hudson, remained at his side up until the end after a long battle against dementia.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday, Dec. 4. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.


Born March 20, 1917, in Columbia, Fred lived for his family and was always filled with joy, kindness and a love for animals. For the last three years, he lived with many of them in Houston, where he could be cared for. However, throughout Fred's life he went many places, having proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy on the USS West Virginia. He was indeed a man who was part of the "Greatest Generation."

He married his high school sweetheart, Helen Marie, and had been married for 73 years. They would have celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary this March. Helen has been his constant companion and caretaker during his journey with Alzheimer's the past 10 years. Through bad times and good, she was always devoted to his care and comfort.

Throughout his life, Fred enjoyed watching his Missouri Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed nature. He also enjoyed math games and puzzles. He was a loving father who could fix anything, as he was a talented carpenter and woodworker. Fred was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church. Also, he absolutely adored Christmas. Near the end, he was befriended with constant companionship by Abbie, a special puppy who sat with him every day for the last three years. She brought a smile to his face.

Fred is survived by his wife, Helen; and two children, Gary Hudson of Churubusco, Ind., and his daughter Cynthia Ann of Houston. He was blessed with many grandchildren as well, including Heather Futcher, Michelle Hudson, Kati Scott and Tony Scott.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vera Hudson and Frank Hudson; as well as his brother, Doyle Hudson; his sister, Lola Bennett; and grandson, Barclay Hudson.

He left his family quietly, but will not be forgotten. They are sure God is ready for him and his toolbox. He will be missed. 


Published Monday, December 3, 2012

Gene Rumsey, 83, formerly of Columbia and Richmond, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in Fort Myers, Fla., where he has lived since his retirement in 2003.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Gene is survived by his wife of 62 years, Valera Rumsey, whom he met at age 14 when his family moved to McPherson, Kan. He attended the University of Kansas where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. His college education was cut short by his service during the Korean War as an Army officer and artillery instructor.

The family moved to Columbia in 1969, where Gene worked as sales manager and co-owner of Ralls Aluminum Co. of Richmond. Gene and Val purchased the company in 1984 and moved to Richmond.

Gene played the saxophone in a dance band in his early years and took up golf later in life. He was proud to have been an Eagle Scout and a Shriner.

Gene is also survived by his three children and their families; daughter Jane Kruse, her husband, Rick, and their daughter, Karla; son Bruce Rumsey and his son, Alex; and daughter Nanette Rumsey, her husband, Peter Domer, and their sons, Matthew and Paul. Gene is also survived by a sister, Erlene Rumsey.

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

Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Published Thursday, December 6, 2012

William B. Pingelton, 88, of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church.

Bill is survived by his wife of 32 years, Carolyn "Kay" Pingelton (Rentschler).

Bill was born in West Columbia, Texas, in 1924. When he was 16 years old, he lied about his age to join the U.S. Army Air Corps. While stationed at what is now Edwards Air Force Base, Pvt. Pingelton learned that a new plane had been delivered and was scheduled to be warmed up for the first time at 5 a.m. The following day, Bill jumped the gun at 2 a.m. and became the first soldier to start the B-24 bomber.

After World War II, using the GI Bill, he completed an undergraduate degree in chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He then graduated from medical school at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He was in Dallas at Parkland General Hospital for internship and then residency in Little Rock, Ark. Dr. Pingelton completed his medical residency at Louisville General Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

In 1957, Dr. Pingelton moved to Columbia and taught at the University of Missouri Medical Center for a year. He opened his private practice in OB/GYN the next year. Over the next several decades, he delivered thousands of babies in Mid-Missouri. Dr. Pingelton retired from obstetrics in 1987 and retired from his remaining gynecological practice in 1995. His study of medicine did not end, however, as he continued attending medical seminars and keeping up with the current literature. He was especially proud of mentoring medical students with the University of Missouri.

Bill and Kay enjoyed retirement on several mission trips with Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church.

At the time of his death, Bill and Kay were headed down to their favorite bookstore in Jefferson City. Bill never tired of books, learning, teaching or talking about the Gulf Coast, World War II or medicine.

He loved spending time with Kay (aka "Fluffy") and their two dogs, Lacy and Max.

Bill was preceded in death in 2009 by his former wife, Virginia Pingelton.

He is survived by his four children with Virginia and their families, Dan Pingelton and his daughter, Hannah; Nancy Pingelton; Karen Pingelton; and Tim Pingelton and his wife, Sophie, and their two children, Eddie and Margaret. Bill also is survived by his stepchildren with Kay, James Durk and his daughter, Shelby Scroggins; and Brenda Broxton and her husband, Ron, and their children, Jacob and Katelin Watson.

Memorial contributions in Bill's honor may be made to the Friends of the Daniel Boone Regional Library or the McCambridge House.


Published Thursday, December 6, 2012

Beulah E. Clemons, 96, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Beulah was born Aug. 7, 1916, in Decaturville.

Beulah was a member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church and was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Thomas (Harley III) of Wildwood; one son, Daniel Clemons (Karen) of Fort Pierce, Fla.; one sister, Florene Clemons of Marshall; three grandchildren, Harley Thomas IV, Jason Thomas and Justin Clemons; and eight great-grandchildren.
Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur, and a grandson, Jesse Clemons.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Saturday, December 8, 2012

Jeanne F. Meyer, 60, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 23, 1952, to Cyril W. and Viola L. (Himmelberg) Hagedorn in Boonville. On May 25, 1974, she was united in marriage to Dennis Meyer in Glasgow, and he survives.

Jeanne worked at the University of Missouri for 37 years. She was an avid quilter, member of Booneslick Quilters' Guild and an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Beloved wife of Dennis Meyer; loving mother of Jason Meyer and Jessica Patchett (Adam); dear grandmother of James Patchett, all of Columbia; sister of Ron Hagedorn (Kathy) of Glasgow, Eileen Larson (Jim) of Kansas City, Mary Roach of Lee's Summit, Don Hagedorn (Cheryl) of Leawood, Kan., Bill Hagedorn (Lana) of Moberly, Carol Pollack (David) of Pine Junction, Colo., and Dennis Hagedorn (Gina) of Sedalia.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203, or to the Alzheimer's Association, Mid- Missouri Chapter, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201. Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Saturday, December 8, 2012

James Vernon Lamb, 90, Columbia, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 11, at Memorial Funeral Home, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the funeral home.

J.V. was born Oct. 12, 1922, in Cairo, Mo., graduated from Cairo High School and lived most of his life in Columbia. He married Beatrice Ruth Phillippe on Oct. 14, 1956. J.V. served in the U.S. Army in World War II as a medical corpsman and received three Bronze Stars for bravery. J.V. and his brother, Frank, owned and operated Lamb's Jewelry for more than 30 years before retiring. He was a certified gemologist and certified master watchmaker. He was a former member of the Columbia Police Auxiliary and a member of the Masonic Twilight Lodge No. 114, where he was the past master in 1976. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and the Downtown Optimist Club, where he was past president from 1962 to 1963 and lieutenant governor in 1964. J.V. also was a member of VFW Post 280 and the Herbert Williams American Legion Post 202.

J.V. is survived by his sons, James Lamb and Lawrence Lamb (Beverly) of Columbia; two grandchildren, David Lamb and Cassandra Lamb; and one brother-in-law, David Phillippe.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice; sister, Pauline Shifflett; and brother, Frank Lamb.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Masonic Twilight Lodge No. 114 or the VFW.

Memorial tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rosalie Maurer, 82, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at her home.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Memorial Funeral Home.

Rosalie was born in Woodlandville and had lived in the Columbia area most of her life.

Survivors include five children, Pam, Mike, Denise and Gary Maurer, and Lisa Olisah and her husband, Chuks; 23 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.

In lieu of flowers, her family asks that contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association.


Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Harlan Ray Lutz Sr., 76, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Memorial Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will follow at 3 p.m.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ada Walcott Lutz; a son and daughter-in-law, Harlan Ray Jr. and Tricia Lutz; three daughters, Lori Cook and her husband A. Brad, Teri White, and Jodi Flatt and her husband, Michael; two sisters, Bonnie Branstetter and her husband, Bob, and Linda Strain and her husband, Jerry; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In his younger years, Harlan enjoyed basketball and earned a full scholarship to Central Methodist College in Fayette, which he attended in 1955. After marrying Ada, his interests changed to fast-pitch softball. In his later years, he became an avid bowler and enjoyed playing billiards. On Feb. 16, 2013, he will be inducted to the Columbia Bowling Hall of Fame. He also was a very talented artist. In his career, which spanned 52 years, he designed furniture and pool tables as well as the factories that build them. He turned a hobby into a thriving business called the WoodGem.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, the Gideons, or the donor's choice.

Condolences can be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, December 16, 2012

Clayton Robert Hill, 83, of Columbia went to be with our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Services for Clayton will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Park Cemetery in Carthage.

Clayton was born in Carthage on Sept. 19, 1929, to Clayton G. and Georgia (Janney) Hill.

Clayton graduated high school in Excelsior Springs. He went on to receive a bachelor's degree in industrial arts with a minor in mathematics from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield in 1952. He married Jeanette Miller on Nov. 29, 1951. She survives of the home.

As a young man, Clayton enjoyed woodworking and working with the Boy Scouts, serving as a Cub Master and a Scout Master. Clayton worked for the Missouri Highway Department, supervising surveying crews and working in all aspects of highway and bridge construction. Upon moving to Columbia, Clayton began working for M&M Highway Materials as an engineer estimator. He then worked for Ballenger Construction, Central Bridge and finally APAC, retiring in 2011.

Clayton was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, serving on the Long-Range Planning Committee, which was instrumental in building the education building and new sanctuary. He was also a deacon and longtime member of the choir, with his rich, tenor voice.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, helping anyone in need and hugging all the ladies. Clayton especially enjoyed travel, visiting all 50 states, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Holland and Austria.

Clayton will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by one son, Carl, and two daughters, Nancy (David) and Mary (Tim); grandchildren Jet (Michael), Holly, Nathan, Stacy, Kellie and Conner; honorary grandchildren Kaili, Susan, Tyler and Alice; great-grandchildren Tucker and Jagger; sisters Betty (Paul) and Christie (Alan); brother-in-law Ed; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of wonderful friends.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity or St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Thursday, December 20, 2012

Marvin Dean Spaur, "Grandpa," went to live with our heavenly Father on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, after a brief stay at Truman Veterans' Hospital in Columbia. He lived a full life of 84 years, 10 months — 4,426.6 weeks; 30,986 days; 743,653 hours; 44,619,188 minutes.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at First Christian Church, 101 N. Tenth St. in Columbia. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow the celebration of life with full military honors at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Grandpa was born in Lincoln, Neb., on Feb. 14, 1928, to Delbert Lezhure Spaur (1901-1984) and Gertrude Florence (Duzan) Spaur (1899-1983).

After attending the University of Nebraska, with two years of ROTC, he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1950 and served in the Korean conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1952. Marvin then met the love of his life and married JoAnn (Ruehle) Spaur of Lincoln, Neb., on May 31, 1953. Grandpa, as he was known around town, retired in 1993 as a communication specialist for hospitals and schools. After his retirement, he enjoyed traveling the countryside with his wife and family. He worked as head building supervisor at Oakland Plaza Lanes until 2004.

He enjoyed working around the home and loved his collection of antique railroad memorabilia and radios. He could fix anything and enjoyed going to grab coffee with his friends and being with family. Grandpa never met a stranger. He would talk to anyone and everyone he saw, along with offering to help anyone with his talents or friendship. His gift for listening was a great asset to his personality. He was known for his dry sense of humor and saying whatever was on his mind. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Spaur of the home; five children, Kathy Johnson of Glendale, Ariz., Steven Spaur (Sue) of Columbia, Sharon Bradshaw (Ken) of Dallas, Ga., Barbara Leinert (Pat) of St. Louis and Tom Spaur (Becky) of Barboursville, Va.; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Authur Reisner; one niece; one nephew; numerous cousins; and many close friends.

Marvin was preceded in death by one son, David Spaur; his parents; and one sister, Eleanor (Spaur) Reisner.

The family has suggested donations to the Memorial Fund at First Christian Church.

Arrangements by Columbia Cremation Care Center.


Published Thursday, January 10, 2013

Micah Joseph (Barnes) Vitale, 43, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at his residence in Columbia because of complications from diabetes.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Muscatine, Iowa. Dr. Bruce Ursin will officiate the memorial service.

Micah was a beautiful child who grew into a kind and gentle man, a man who was always there for others. Halloween was his favorite time of year. He stepped onto the stage at age 5 and used his creative gifts of art, music and theater the rest of his life. His favorite movie was "Jaws."

He is survived by his mother, Judy Morris; stepfather Larry Morris; a sister, Krystal Kallenberger, and her daughters, Lillian and Kimber Kallenberger of Muscatine, Iowa; and a daughter, Samantha Jillian Olson, address unknown.

He also is survived by his adopted family of Antonio Sgro and her children, Giovanni, Samanta and John, and the family of Salvatore and Francesca Vitale and their children, Norino, Pietro, Luca, Salvatore, Diego and Santino, along with the extended Vitale family, as well as all his friends in Columbia.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends who are blessed to have known him.

He was preceded in death by both paternal and maternal grandparents.

Memorials may be made to his nieces, Lillian and Kimber, or Wesley United Methodist Church. 


Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Loretta Holt, 100, of Columbia passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Loretta was born July 18, 1912, to Robert H. and Lucy Frey Calvin in Huntsdale. She attended Huntsdale schools. She married John H. Sapp, and he preceded her in death. She married J.O. Holt, and he also preceded her in death.

Loretta lived her entire life in Boone County. She loved to play bingo and go the riverboat in Boonville.

Loretta truly loved her family. Loretta always had a beautiful smile on her face, even if she was in pain.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth C. Sapp (Charlene) of Ashland; a daughter, Shirley Harrison (Glenn) of Columbia; grandchildren, Kenneth Lee Sapp, Merry Turner, Cindy Blakemore and Rhonda Knowles; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two husbands, four brothers and four sisters.

Memorials may be given to the Arthritis Foundation.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Friday, December 21, 2012

Trellis P. Acton, 93, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Columbia Manor.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at Nashville Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery.

Trellis was born Nov. 19, 1919, in Sedalia, the daughter of Nathan W. and Arizila McBaine Rice, and raised by her grandparents, John Wesley and Sarah Ellen Benedict. She married Otto Acton on May 4, 1935, in Columbia. They were married for 67 years.

Trellis retired from University Printing Service.

She was a member of Nashville Baptist Church.

Trellis enjoyed quilting and gardening and loved to cook for her family every Sunday.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary E. Taylor, Shirley M. Crane, and Patricia A. Harmon and husband Eugene; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers; three sisters; and two sons-in-law, Reed Taylor and Earl Crane.

Memorials contributions may made to Nashville Cemetery.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Friday, December 28, 2012

Claude D. Barton, 96, of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at First Baptist Church. Interment is to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 12, 1916 in Derma, Miss., and grew up on a small farm. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in agricultural engineering in 1939 and entered the U.S. Army.

In the World War II Pacific Theater, he commanded an infantry battalion in the Philippines, Okinawa, Leyte and Guam. Following the war, in Washington, D.C., he served in the newly formed Central Intelligence Group as first director of security in the creation of the office of the Secretary of Defense.

He also met and married a lively young WAC, Ruth Catlett, who preceded him in death in 2001.

His 31-year Army career included service in the Allied Forces in southern Europe, the Infantry School, the Military Assistance Advisory Group in Korea, Army security in the Pentagon and headquarters in Hawaii.

He earned the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit with three oak-leaf clusters, the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantryman's Badge and a Presidential Unit Citation for action on the island of Ie Shima. After commanding the First Brigade, 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii, his last assignment was Professor of Military Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1967, and he retired as a full colonel in 1970.

He served for seven years as the executive director of United Way in Columbia and worked for three years at Boone County Bank. He also pursued a hobby of building musical instruments — primarily hammered dulcimers — at behest of his daughter Cathy. He attended First Baptist Church and was a Rotarian. In November, he was an inaugural inductee in the MU ROTC Hall of Fame.

Claude is survived by his sister, Marie Lofton of Jonesboro, Ark.; brother Roy Barton of Germantown, Tenn.; his three daughters and their husbands, Claudia Barton and Tom Welsh of College Station, Texas, Judy and Tom Gibbons of Richardson, Texas, and Cathy Barton and Dave Para of Boonville; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


December 29, 2012
David Crenshaw

Dr. David Brooks Crenshaw, aka “Doc”, 67, of Commerce, died at 3:27 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville. He was born May 15, 1945, in Columbia, Mo.

He is survived by his wife Pamela Portwood Crenshaw. He was married to Sharon Preston Pickett Crenshaw, deceased. Also surviving is his first wife Sherry Gail Quisenberry Crenshaw.

Also surviving are his sister, Donna West-Gray, brother Dean Crenshaw and wife Doris; children, Denise Stapleton and husband Steven, David Keith Crenshaw and wife Mary Lee, Joe Crenshaw and fiancée Addie White, and Brook Crenshaw, and grandchildren, Garrett Stapleton, Nate Crenshaw, Lana Stapleton, and Annabeth Crenshaw.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Perry and Addie Karlene Crenshaw and oldest brother, Loren Wayne Sapp.

David Crenshaw had a high appreciation for a good education. He held a bachelor of science in animal husbandry at the University of Missouri in Columbia, a master’s degree in animal breeding at the University of Missouri, and his PhD in animal cytogenetics at the University of Missouri.

David played an integral part to the Texas A&M-Commerce University system. He was a faculty member from 1984 to 2010. His previous posts included interim dean for the college of arts & sciences, department head of the agricultural sciences, animal science professor and also led the Presidential Search Advisory Committee at A&M-Commerce. He also held the status of animal science professor and academic coordinator for the College of Agriculture and Home Economics at Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville). He received numerous recognitions for his services and talents at both universities he served.

The memorial service is at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Commerce. Pastor Sherry Crenshaw will be officiating. A private family burial will precede the service.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Dr. David “Doc” Crenshaw Memorial Scholarship at Texas A&M University-Commerce Foundation, PO Box 3011, Commerce, 75429. Memo line: Dr. Crenshaw.


Published Sunday, December 30, 2012

Annavesta Watchinski, 90, of Columbia passed away Friday, Dec, 28, 2012, at University Hospital.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Missouri United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery.

Annavesta was born Sept. 23, 1922, to Foy I. and Mabel Evans Morse in Campbell. She graduated from Shelbyville, Ill., High School and Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill.

She married Hebert W. Watchinski Sr. on June 18, 1944, in Shelbyville while Herbert was serving in the U.S. Army. The couple settled in Bloomington after Herbert was discharged from the Army.

Annavesta worked as an administrative assistant for the Hickman High School counselors office and later as a social worker at Ellis Fischel Cancer Hospital until her retirement.

She volunteered at The Wardrobe in Columbia. She was a longtime member of the Gibson Circle at Missouri United Methodist Church and volunteered at the church.

Survivors include two sons, Herbert W. Watchinski Jr. of Columbia and Robert I. Watchinski and wife Marion of Overland Park, Kan.; grandchildren Karin Dombrowsky and husband Aaron, Marc Watchinski and wife Sara, Carmen Watchinski, and Matthew Watchinski and wife Leslie; and great-grandchildren Riley Dombrowsky, Keegan Dombrowsky and Andrew Watchinski.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister; and a son, Neil Watchinski.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Betty B. Dack, 90, of Columbia passed away peacefully in her residence Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Lenoir Woods Health Care Center.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Epple Chapel at Lenoir Woods. The family will be available for visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

She was born Nov. 27, 1922, to Claude and Ruth Burns in Des Moines, Iowa. Betty attended McNeese University in Lake Charles, La., and the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She received a bachelor's degree in art and art education. In 1968, she received a master's degree from the University of Missouri in child development. She was an elementary art teacher in Davenport, Iowa, and later worked in the Child Development Department at Stephens College.

Betty married James L. Dack in 1944. They had four children, Mary (Larry) of Del Rapids, S.D., Nancy (Jeremy) of Eau Claire, Wis., Jamie (Randy) of Lupus, and James (Cindy) of Dixon; and they had 10 grandchildren, Jesse, Miriam, Jackie, Kevin, Darren, Kristen, Anneliese, Sara, Andrew and Caitlin. There are nine great-grandchildren. She was the heart of the family, and she wanted everyone to know she loved and appreciated them all.

Betty was an artist who focused primarily in painting with watercolors. She documented many of her travels with lovely landscapes and architectural subjects. Her favorite place to visit was the island Celyddon in Dogtooth Lake, Ontario, Canada, where she and her husband established a family camp. She was a blueberry picker extraordinaire and a swimmer to the rising sun. "Wouldn't it be fun?!" was her motto and the title of her autobiography.

She and her husband built a home in the Lenoir Village in 1989, and she lived in the Lenoir community until her death. She was a member of Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia. She sang in the Methodist Church choir and the Epple Chapel Vesper choir at Lenoir Woods.

She is survived by her sister, Virginia May, of Johnstown, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994 and a son-in-law, Larry Nelson, in 2001.

The family would like to thank the Lenoir Woods caregivers for their loving support of Betty in recent years and also Hospice Compassus.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Missouri United Methodist Church and to Lutheran Senior Services Living Foundation Benevolent Care.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Sunday, December 30, 2012

Marcia Easley, 69, of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center after an illness of only a few hours.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Parker Funeral Service in Columbia. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Weather permitting, burial will be at Fortney Cemetery after the funeral service.

Marcia was born on Jan. 5, 1943, to L.A. and Lois (Newton) Wilkerson in Camdenton. On June 25, 1961, she married Alan Easley of Columbia, and he survives.

When she was younger, she loved gardening and always had many beautiful flowers. She was a member of the Dudes and Dames square dance club for several years and made many friends in Central Missouri who were associated with square-dancing. She loved quilting and belonged to several quilting organizations. She made many quilts for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Greg (Jamie) and Jeff (Jean) of Columbia; one brother, Robert Wilkerson of Columbia; five grandsons, Justin (Amanda) of Fulton, Clint (Samantha) of San Diego Naval Base, Taylor (Rachel) of Fort Drum, N.Y., and Stephen and Sam of Columbia; one granddaughter, Leah of Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.; two stepgrandsons, Phillip Baylor of Columbia and Ben Baylor of Tennessee; two stepgreat-grandsons, Nicky and Ethen Millican of San Diego Naval Base; and one great-grandson who is due in February and for whom she completed a quilt on Christmas Eve. She also is survived by a wonderful young man, Norm Beal of Florida, who treated her like a mother and who was treated like a son in return.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, the Fortney Cemetery Trust or a charity of your choice.

Casket bearers will be her five grandsons and one granddaughter.


Published Sunday, December 30, 2012

Patricia Ann Burke Brock, known to all as Patty, 83, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at her home in Columbia.

She had just returned home from celebrating Christmas at her second home in Grand Lake, Colo., with all of her children and grandchildren, which was her greatest wish.

Patty and her husband, Allan, named the Colorado house "The Gathering Place," which so epitomizes who she was — a person who loved to be surrounded by family and friends. She herself was the gathering place.

Her memorial service is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Missouri United Methodist Church. She will be interred at the IOOF Cemetery in Charleston, Mo.

Patty was born in Charleston on March 24, 1929, the 10th child of Emmett and Lena Burke. Her family was a source of great pride and she felt privileged to have had the most wonderful childhood, surrounded by four brothers and five sisters. She married her high school sweetheart, Allan Brock, who preceded her in death in April 2008.

Patty attended William Woods College and went on to get a master's degree in education from the University of Missouri. She began her teaching career in McBaine at the Star School, a one-room schoolhouse for all eight grades! She was 20 years old. Patty believed education was the foundation and future of this country and was constantly entreating her beloved Democrats to allocate more funds to improving education. Politics was one of her passions, and she was a lifelong, devoted Democrat.

Patty embraced life and lived it to the fullest. She loved to travel, going on many adventures with her husband and friends, one of whom recently said, "Everything was always more fun with Patty." She loved books and poetry and music, so much so that when she and Allan lived in Washington, D.C., she was the manager of an orchestra.

She was a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews, and her spirit lives on in her four children: Tricia Brock of New York City; Trel Brock also in New York; Beth Wright and her husband, Mark, of St. Louis; and Gregg Brock and Connie of Malibu, Calif. She had five grandchildren: Cleo Brock-Abraham, 27, Brock Wright, 21, Harrison Wright, 19, Allison Wright, 17, and Bowen Brock, 11. The loss of their beloved mother and grandmother will be felt forever.

Taped to her refrigerator door is the prayer, "Help us to love all our human loves with an added tenderness because the days of love are short." For everyone in Patty's life, her prayer was answered.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences can be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Sunday, January 6, 2013

Ross D. Young, 85, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.

A memorial service will be held in Columbia in the spring.

Ross was born in 1927 in Osceola, Iowa, and was the only child of Glen and Evelyn Young.

He joined the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1946, and afterwards earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering.

In the late 1950s, Ross settled in Columbia, where he was a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Missouri and married and had two children.

He retired from teaching in 1987 and eventually moved to Houma, La., and enjoyed life on the bayou.

Ross is survived by his two children, Sharissa and Randy.

For more information on the service, please contact RossinMO@hotmail.com.
    

 

 
 
   


 
 



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