In Memory of Our Deceased Classmates
Those we love truly never die
The Class of 1963 Extends Deepest Sympathy To Friends & Family of:

Barbara Bates

Jerry Blackwell

Ilah Bolton

Juanita Calhoun

David Chandler

Mary Couch

Robert Gardner

Gloyd Holman

Linda Hostetter

Clarence Hutt

Kirk Klemme

Carolyn Kritz

Mike McCluskey

Karen Millner

Buster Niffen

Leroy Niffen

Donna Potter

Clifford Pruitt

Gary Roan

Helen Robbins

Lee Roy Sevier

Linda Waller

David Whiteis
Updated September 4, 2017

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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, HHS, Columbia, Missouri


If you have any information or stories you would like to add to this memorial page about any of our deceased classmates,
please send to:

COLUMBIA MO  65201-3564

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Deceased Classmates
who attended elementary school with us

Charles "Wayne" Bradshaw
picture from 3rd grade at Central School, 1953-1954 school year

Sharon Elgin
picture from 2nd grade at Field School, 1952-1953
(Charley,  In looking at you homepage, I saw info about Louisana High School.
Since, I went to Clarksville Elem. and Clopton Jr. High, I had to take a look.
I went to school with Sharon 6th through 9th grade.  In Jr  High, we hung around together.
She graduated from Clopton.  She had been  teaching, I believe in Nebraska or Iowa.
I am sure she is deaseased.  I saw the notice in the Press Jounal back in the early 90's.
It was probably around 92 or 93 before my mother died.)
From Sueann McLeod Pennebaker,deceased, Kewpie, Class of 1963,
Hickman High School, Columbia, Missouri

Hi there, I was googling my family and came across your site and a pic of my mom as a little girl. So I thought I would update the info you have on her. My mom married Melvin Mullikin on Dec 7th 1968 and lived on a farm in Southeastern Iowa. She received her masters in English education from Truman State University. She taught English in Ottumwa Iowa, then stopped teaching to help on the farm & raise me. I was born in Sept 1977 and am an only child. Sharon's faith was very important to her and she was very involved in her church.
She died on Dec 14th 1990 after a long battle with cancer.
 Hope this helps update your page!

2013-02-16, Thanks,
Laura Mullikin

Billy Fox
picture from 3rd grade at Field School, 1953-1954 school year

James William "Junior" Lindsay
picture from 2nd grade at Field School, 1952-1953 school year

Geraldine Niffen
picture from 3rd grade at Central School, 1953-1954 school year

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Linda Jane Hostetter

Memorial services for Linda Jane Akers, 58, of Louisiana, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Randall Cone officiated. Mrs. Akers died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004 at her home in Louisiana. She had donated her body to the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

She was born Oct. 9, 1945 in Louisiana, to Clyde and Ethel Bolomey Hostetter.

She is survived by two sons, Jim Akers and wife Kelly of Louisiana, and Jason Akers and wife Robyn of Bowling Green; one daughter, Jamie Spegal and husband Rick of Bowling Green; her father, Clyde Hostetter of Louisiana; eight grandchildren, C.R. Akers of Louisiana, Grant, Blake and Camille Akers, all of Bowling Green, Ethan and Dylan Crowder of Bowling Green, and Heather and Cody Spegal of Bowling Green; one sister, Sally Brazier and hus¬band Allan Hunt of Louisiana; one niece, Courtney Hunt; and one nephew, Brandon Brazier and Kristina Rosenburg of Bowling Green.

She attended the Louisiana High School. She had been employed at the Women's Eastern Regional Diagnostic Correctional Center as a Corrections Officer for the past three years and had retired due to ill health.

Memorials may be given to the Home Care and Hospice Foundation of Pike County Missouri in care the funeral home.

Gloyd Guy Holman

Dec. 4, 1945 - Feb. 25, 2005

HANNIBAL - Gloyd Guy Holman, 59, of Hannibal, died at 10:05 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Willow Care Center in Hannibal.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at Grand View Funeral Chapel in, Harquba1„; The Rev., Tim Goodman will officiate: Burial will be at a later date a, Fairview Cemetery in Frankford.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Holman was born Dec. 4, 1945, in Frankford to Harry D. and Vlorence East Holman.

Survivors include a brother, Jimmie D. Holman of Springfield, Ill.; three sisters,' Joan Rouse of Hannibal, Carolyn Sanderson of Louisiana, and Sandra Klene of Topeka, Kan.; a special friend, Marsha Payne of Hannibal; four nephews, Art Stoddard of Largo, Fla., Randy Stollard of Republic, Jeffrey Stollard of Dallas, Texas, and John D. Klene of Hollywood, Fla.; six nieces, Karen Applebaum of Springfield, Ill., Judy Ingram of Pleasant Plains, Ill., Denise Knoll of Bloomington, Ill., Starla Ludsky of Knoxville, Tenn., Robin Cormier of Hannibal and Laura Klene Adams of Topeka, Kan.; and 12 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mr. Holman attended schools in Frankford, Liberty and Louisiana. He joined the U.S. Air Force during his senior year of high school and spent seven years in the service. Part of that time was spent in Vietnam. He was a house painter and worked as an auto parts salesman.

The family wishes that memorials be sent to a local hospice or to the donor's choice.

Gary L. Roan

December 29, 1945 - April 8, 2007

Gary L. Roan of West Frankfort, Illinois passed away on April 8, 2007.

Gary Roan was born on December 29, 1945, in Louisiana, Missouri to Henry Roan and Wilma (Smashey) Roan; he married Debra (Ozment) Roan on July 24, 1982.

Gary Roan spent his youth in Missouri, moving to Southern Illinois in 1967; he served an apprenticeship as a wireman with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 702, becoming a journeyman wireman on October 4, 1973 and worked for various area contractors; in 1975, Gary became business representative for IBEW Local 702; he was business manager of IBEW Local 702 from 1994 until his retirement in July of 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Roan; his sons, James Scott Roan and wife, Jennifer, and Hank Roan; his daughter, Alisha Newton and husband, Josh; his grandsons, Robert Tyler Roan and Tanner Roan; his granddaughters, Rachel and Katie Roan; his great-granddaughter, Riley Roan; his brothers, Richard Roan and wife, Patricia, and Clayton Roan and wife, Terri; his mother-in-law, Peggy Stephens; his brother-in-law, the Rev. Alan Ozment and wife, Melody; his several nieces and nephews; and his special cousin, Billy Burbridge and wife, Lanora; he was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Stanley F. Roan.

Kirk Wilson Klemme

July 8, 1945 - June 15, 2007

Kirk Wilson Klemme of Kansas City, Mo., passed away on June 15, 2007, at the Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Mo., as a result of an accident at home.

Kirk was preceded in death by his parents, Haskell and Sue Klemme of Louisiana, Mo. He is survived by his devoted wife of 22 years, Barbara; two children, Karen McDonald and her husband Chris and their son Killian of Houston, Texas, and Kevin and his wife Karla and their daughters Maya and Ava of Liberty, Mo.; and his brother, Roger Klemme, of Louisiana, Mo. In addition to his family, he leaves behind numerous friends and acquaintances whose lives were enriched by his unconditional friendship.

Kirk was born on July 8, 1945, in Ft. Myers, Fla., to Sue and Haskell Klemme. The family lived in various communities throughout the United States and Canada before settling in Louisiana, Mo. He attended Louisiana High School, where he graduated with honors in 1963. After high school, he attended Stanford University of Stanford, Calif., where he received a bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering (Mechanical Engineering and Product Design).

Kirk spent his career in packaging research and development. He was employed by Boise Cascade, Composite Can Division in St. Louis, Mo., from 1970 to 1987. The family relocated to Liberty, Mo., in 1988, when he became the Director of the Packaging Technology Center for Sealright Co. He retired in 1999.

Our wonderful husband and father spent his retirement years doing the things he loved- woodworking, photography and traveling. He especially enjoyed spending time with his beautiful granddaughters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Woodholme Medical Building, Suite 515, 1838 Green Tree Rd., Baltimore, MD 21208, at

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., followed by services at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, June 19, at the Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at M-291 Hwy., Liberty. (Arr.: Park Lawn Northland Chapel, 816-781-8228)

Published in the Kansas City Star on 6/17/2007

 Obituary for Lee Roy Sevier by Collier Funeral Home of Louisiana, MO

Mr. Lee Roy Sevier, 69, of Bowling Green, Missouri went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 19, 2014 at the Moore-Pike Nursing Home in Bowling Green, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana, Missouri. The Rev. John Burkhead will officiate. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a. m. until time of service at l:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 23rd at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Summer Hill Cemetery at Summer Hill, Illinois.

Lee Roy was born April 29, 1945 in Hamburg, Illinois the son of Roy and Elsie Gray Sevier.

He married Ruth Benjamin June 24, 1965 at the Church of Christ in Louisiana, Missouri.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Sevier, one son; Steve Sevier and wife, Krystal, a daughter, Renee Sevier all of Bowling Green, Missouri, one sister, Ruth Ann Ruffin of Louisiana, Missouri, 3 nieces, 4 great nieces, 3 great nephews, 6 great- great nephews and 3 great- great nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Elsie Sevier, Father and Mother In-Law, John and Neva Benjamin and one niece, Irma (Shade) Harrison.

He lived in Hamburg, Illinois until 1954 when the family moved to Louisiana, Missouri to make their home. He graduated from the Louisiana High School in 1963.

He had worked in different places all of his life but mainly in the Grocery business where he had worked for 24 years.
He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Missouri.

Honorary pallbearers are; John Murr, James Ingram, Jim Ingram, Karl Benjamin, Russell Cottrell and Russell Wood. Active Pallbearers are; Charley Dameron, Bill Crop, LaVerne Perkins, Matt Perkins, Kent Dixon and Roy Sisson.

Bates Scott, Barbara J. (1944-2005)
Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara J. Scott, 60 of Mexico, formerly of Louisiana, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Jesse Jones will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 18 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery at Mexico. She died Sunday, March 13, 2005 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico.
She was born June 3, 1944 in Louisiana to William and Josephine Higgins Bates.
She is survived by two sons, James Otto Scott of Columbia and Kevin Dewitt Scott of St. Louis; one daughter, Brittany Shepherd of Mexico; her mother, Josephine Bates of Louisiana; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley Williams of St. Louis.
She was preceded in death by her father, William McKinley Bates.
She had been employed at Louisiana Plastics Factory for a number of years before moving to Mexico. She was employed at the Mexico Manor Nursing Home and presently at Missouri Veterans Home and the Towne House Nursing Home in Mexico as a Certified Nurses Assistant.
She graduated from the Lincoln High School in Louisiana. She was a member of the Maryland Baptist Church in Louisiana.
Pallbearers will be Gary Richardson, Wes Richardson, Roger Chatman, Charles Shelton, Roosevelt Burse and Tom Burse.

Ilah Jean Burk: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Morning News of Northwest Arkansas (Springdale, AR) - Thursday, November 6, 2008

Deceased Name: Ilah Jean Burk

SPRINGDALE -- Ilah Jean Burk, 63, of Springdale died Nov. 4, 2008, at Northwest Medical Center-Springdale. She was born June 12, 1945, in Louisiana, Mo., to Fred and Mary Elizabeth Myers Bolton.
She was a retired bus driver for the Springdale schools and a Jehovah's Witness. She attended Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall West Congregation in Fayetteville.
Survivors include her husband, Tom Burk of the home; daughters, Donna Delong of Orcas Island, Wash., Danielle Shoenfeld of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Julia Snethen of Springdale; her son, T.J. Burk of Springdale; her sister, Dee Morales of Fayetteville; two brothers, Harold Bolton of Bowling Green, Mo., and Fred Bolton; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Private services will be held. Memorials may be made to Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Cremation arrangements are by Beard's Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville, online at
Copyright 2008 Morning News of Northwest Arkansas, Stephens Media, LLC, d/b/a Morning News of Northwest Arkansas, All Rights Reserved.

Juanita L. Rush, 68, of Hannibal, Missouri, died at 12:57 PM Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal. Graveside Services and Burial will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal, MO. Brother Harold Maple will officiate. The James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation.

Mrs. Rush was born December 25, 1944, in Pike County, Missouri to Hurley Calhoun and Pauline Hoover Calhoun Barbee.

She was married to Billy L. Rush on July 13, 1981 in Hannibal, MO. He survives.

Other survivors include 1 son, Allen Clowers of Hannibal, MO, 1 brother, John Calhoun (Donna) of Hannibal, MO, 2 sisters, Karen Glascock (Kenneth) of Hannibal, MO, Lois Roan of Louisiana, MO and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; 2 sons; John and David Clowers, 2 sisters; Shirley Shaw and Barbara Martin and 1 brother; Bill Calhoun.

Mrs. Rush was a homemaker. She enjoyed making quilts and sewing. She was a member of Westside Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Obituary for David Neal Chandler Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. David Neal Chandler, Sr., 69, of Jacksonville, Illinois formerly of Louisiana, Missouri will be held at 2:00 p. m. Friday, December 6, 2013 at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana, Missouri. The Rev. Don Amelung will officiate. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a. m. until time of service at
2:00 p. m. Friday, December 6th at the funeral home. Burial is in the Fairview Cemetery near Louisiana, Missouri. Mr. Chandler passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013 at the Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois.
He was born August 4, 1944 in Louisiana, Missouri the son of James Edward Chandler, Jr. and Eileen Beck Chandler.
He married Connie Leverich and she survives. Other survivors include, two sons, David Neal Chandler, Jr. of Pittsburg, Kansas and Brandon Chandler of Jacksonville, Illinois, two daughters; Vicki McIntire (Keith) of Hiawatha, Kansas and Robin Barret (Chris) of Pittsburg, Kansas, 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, 6 Brothers, Carroll Chandler, of Louisiana, Missouri, Larry Chandler of Rush Hill, Missouri, Dale Chandler of Louisiana, Missouri, Mike Chandler of Spencerberg, Missouri, Clark Chandler of St. Joseph, Missouri and Dennis Chandler of Perry, Illinois, and one sister; Margaret Leverich of Detroit, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Eileen Chandler.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisiana. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and Fishing, Hunting and Antique Cars.

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