Virginia R. Yarger
Virginia R. Yarger, 89, Eldon, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at St. Mary's Health Center, Jefferson City. She was born May 3, 1909, in old Linn Creek, the daughter of Hugh M. and Ida Thompson Atwell. On Oct. 3, 1931, in Iberia, she married Paul S. Yarger, who preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1984.
Mrs. Yarger graduated from Eldon High School in 1927 and continued onto Central Missouri Teachers College. She taught in rural schools. Along with her husband, she owned and operated the MFA Insurance Agency in Eldon for approximately 30 years.
She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge. She was a Republican Committee Woman in Miller County, member of Eldon First Christian Church, lifetime resident of Miller County.
She is survived by a son, David A. Yarger, Versailles; two brothers, Glenn Atwell, Flint, Texas, and Charles Atwell, Hannibal; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandsons.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by daughter-in-law Barbara Haynes Yarger.
Funeral services were Wednesday, April 14 at the Mossman and Hess Funeral Chapel in Eldon, with Brother Don Renken officiating. Burial was in the Eldon Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Lee House Memorial Fund, Eldon.
Elizabeth R. Williams
Elizabeth R. "Betty" Williams, 65, Fulton, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at Versailles. She was born Nov. 9, 1933, the daughter of the late Earl and Veronica (Heck) Perry. She married Ronald Williams in 1954. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1990.
She is survived by two children, Pam Wolfe and Billy Williams, both of Gravois Mills; three sisters, Margaret White, New Bloomfield, Vicki Wood and Alice Gibbs, both of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Williams worked as a re-upholsterer in Fulton for many years.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today, (Thursday) April 15 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Fulton. There will be no public visitation. Maupin Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of arrangements.
Norman C. (Tab) (Pete) Reusser
Norman C. Reusser, 89, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at the Forum at Overland Park. He was born in Jamestown.
Mr. Reusser graduated from Californria High School and attended Westminster College in Fulton.
He was a registered civil engineer. His career included the Missouri Highway Department, The Domestic War Effort during World War II. And for 27 years he was with the Kansas City Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, were he was chief of the supply division. He had been a volunteer at the church, Ghost Ranch in Abiguiu, N.M., and the Nelson Gallery. He was a member of the Village Church since 1950, Friends of Art and was a 70-year member of the Masonic Lodge in Jamestown.
He is survived by two daughters, Jane Davis, Mission Hills, Kan., and Teri Powell, Kansas City; four children.
Funeral services were Friday, April 9 at Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village, Kan. Graveside services were Saturday, April 10 in Versailles.
The family suggests memorials to Village Presbyterian Church Foundation or the American Heart Association, Overland Park, Kan.
Joseph W. (Bill) Robinson
Joseph W. (Bill) Robinson, 72, Camdenton, a former Morgan County resident, died Saturday evening, Sept. 25, 1999, at the Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach, Mo.
He was born March 8, 1927, in Hindsboro, Ill. the son of the late Edward Robinson and Margaret Boland Robinson. On Aug. 13, 1950, in Tuscola, Ill., he married Mary Lou Houser.
Mr. Robinson was a Navy veteran of both World War II and Korea, serving from 1944 until 1952. He was a member of the Arcola Catholic Church in Arcola, Ill. and had been a lake area resident for the past 34 years. He and his wife owned and operated Wilson's Resort on Route EE prior to their retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; and many friends.
Graveside services were Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Dale Blair Memorial Cemetery, Camdenton, with the Rev. Father James Fuemmeler officiating. Memorial gifts have been suggested to the American Cancer Society. Services are under the direction of the Allee-Reed Funeral Home, Camdenton.
Kristi M. DeGraffenried
Kristi Marie DeGraffenried, 26, Grain Valley, died on Monday, Sept. 27, 1999.
She was born Dec. 7, 1972, in Independence, the daughter of John E. DeGraffenried and Twila F. Fisk. She had attended Grain Valley schools and was currently a homemaker and mother.
She is survived by a son; Dalton DeGraffenried, of the home; a daughter; MikalaJohnson, of the home; her father and step-mother, John and Diana DeGraffenried,
Myron Allen Scafe
Myron Allen Scafe 67, Otterville, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia.
He was born Sept. 18, 1932, in Waterford, Mich., the son of Caleb and Edith Bailey Scafe.
On May 21, 1954, in Topeka, Kan., he married Betty Jane Shaw, who preceded him in death July 2, 1984.
Mr. Scafe was a retired Tech Sargent after serving in the Air Force for 20 years, retiring Dec. 31, 1972. He had three tours of duty in Vietnam, Greenland and Thailand. He was a mail carrier in Otterville for 10 years until 1990, and was a member of Otterville American Legion Post #84.
He is survived by two daughters; Carolyn Walje, Otterville, and Julie Olson, Pilot Grove; one son, David Scafe, Sedalia; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother; Gale Scafe; and six sisters, Virginia Betts, Esther Van Cleek, Edna E. Walker, Margaret Sattler, Gertrude King and Arlene Suddeth, all from the state of Michigan
Services were Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Otterville, with the Rev. Fav Farrie Cole officiating.
Pallbearers were Sam Tuck, Cecil Bohon, Bud Cooney, Lyle Aggeler, Eugene Walje and Bob Gooch.
Honorary pallbearers were Richard Jackson, Dusty Ensley and Joe Moody.
Burial was in the New Lebanon Cemetery.
The family suggest contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Barnett; her mother, Twila Fisk, Arizona; a step-mother, Genna Arnone, Grain Valley; eight brothers, John DeGraffenried Jr., Frank DeGraffenried, Tim Knieman, Kurt Knieman, Kevin Knieman, Brandon DeGraffenried, Cory Stotz and Nathan Biermann; nine sisters; Paula Knieman, Edie Lynn Qwigg, Tina Knieman, Gina Knieman, April Smith, Anna Williams, Amanda Stotz, Amber Stotz and Ashley DeGraffenried; her grandmother, Hazel Erdmann, Eldon; a great-grandmother, Ruby Smith, Grain Valley.
Services were Wednesday, Sept. 29 at Royer Funeral Home, Grain Valley. Burial was in Mt. Washington Cemetery.
Marjorie A. Schilling
Marjorie A. Schilling, 79, Gravois Mills, died Sunday evening, Sept. 26, 1999, at St. Marys Health Center in Jefferson City. She was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Centralia, Ill., the daughter of Wilson and Lucille Sliger Whitehead Sr.
She was married on July 24, 1943, to Jack Schilling.
Mrs. Schilling was a member of the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie and the Lady Elks in Laurie.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Schilling, of the home; and one son, Jack Schilling, Bowling Green, Ky; two grandchildren, Chad Schilling and Sarah Dee Schilling; and one great-grandson, Austin Michael Schilling; and many other relatives and friends.
Graveside service was Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the Garber Memorial Estates Cemetery in Laurie, with the Rev. Jack Daniel officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 of Laurie Scholarship Fund. Arrangements were under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Laurie.
Deborah Ann Schneiter
Deborah Ann Schneiter, 40, Utica, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, as a result of an auto accident near Dawn. She was born on May 15, 1959, at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., the daughter of Gerald Lee and Vera Rhea Rupe Lisenby.
Ms. Schneiter graduated from Versailles High School in 1977. She moved to the Chillicothe area in 1979 from Gravois Mills.
She is survived by her parents, Gerald and Vera Lisenby; a son, Travis Schneiter, Utica; two daughters, Jessica Rhea Pilcher and Ashley Nicole Schneiter, both of Utica; two brothers, Rodney Wayne Lisenby, Gravois Mills, and Terry Lee Lisenby, Gravois Mills; her maternal grandmother; her paternal grandmother; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Ray Rupe; and paternal grandfather, Vernon Lisenby.
Services were Sunday, Nov. 7 at Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, with the Rev. Dowell Mallory officiating. Music played included Puff Daddy, "I'll Be Missing You;" and Sarah McLachlan, "Angel." Pallbearers were Sidney Bowes, Ronnie Bowes, Dennis Watson, Danny Taylor, Robbie Watson, Don Schneiter, Michael Burton and Johnnie Burton. Interment was in the Hutchinson Cemetery, Chillicothe.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe.