Georgia L. Mitchell
Georgia Lee Mitchell of Columbia died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 84.
Mrs. Mitchell, a mother of 12, devoted herself to her home, her church and volunteer work. She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and volunteered at Boone Hospital Center.
"She will be missed and loved," said her youngest son Clifford Mitchell.
Mrs. Mitchell was born Jan. 9, 1916, in Boone County to George Cross and Joyce Stephens Cross. She married Estil Mitchell in 1935.
Visitation for Mrs. Mitchell will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at St. Luke United Methodist Church 204 E. Ash Street. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at the church. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Simpson Chapel A.M.E. Church. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the chapel. Burial will be at Simpson Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Mitchell is survived by six daughters, Ruth Mitchell, Hazel F. Mitchell, Opal L. Mitchell and Lorane Turner, all of Columbia, Helen J. Edwards of Des Moines, Iowa and Geneva O. Mitchell of O'Fallon; six sons, Estil Mitchell Jr. of Kansas City, Donald D. Mitchell of Jefferson City, Verdell Mitchell, Virgil L. Mitchell and Roy Mitchell, all of Columbia, and Clifford Mitchell of Broken Arrow, Ok; 28 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her husband, both parents, one son, two granddaughters and one great-grandson died earlier.
Sidney R. Turner
Sidney Rollins Turner of Columbia died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 95.
Turner was born Aug. 31, 1904, in Hallsville to Robert Samuel and Gertrude Chandler Turner. He was a graduate of Columbia High School and attended MU. On Dec. 25, 1926, he married Opal Nevins. She died in June, 1962. On Feb. 22, 1972, he married Lucille Schmidt.
Mr. Turner was a member of Oakland Christian Church, and was employed by Allton Automobile Co. and Joe Machens Ford until his retirement in 1970. He farmed with his brother, Wilson C. Turner.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Family and friends are requested to meet at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, before the service.
Turner is survived by his wife, Lucille Turner of Columbia; his son, Robert R. Turner of Columbia; his daughter, Mary Lou Hankins of Columbia; his step-daughter, Alma Anthony of Columbia; his step-son, Carl Schmidt of Augusta, Ga.; one sister, Jessie K. Stark of Columbia; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
His brother, Wilson C. Turner, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Oakland Christian Church, 2929 E. Oakland Church Rd., Columbia, Mo. 65202, or to a charity of one's choice.
Estel "Gene" Wade of Centralia died Feb. 9, 2000, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home. He was 72.
Mr. Wade was born Sept. 5, 1927, in Boone County to Harvey and Elizabeth Stone Wade. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1947, he married Mary Weldon in Columbia.
Mr. Wade was a building engineer at Shelter Insurance for 26 years. He was also a member of the First Christian Church.
Mr. Wade is survived by his wife, Mary Wade of Centralia; four sons, Kenneth Lee Wade of Cuba, Mo., Larry Gene Wade of Winfield, Michael Allen Wade of Indiana, Daniel Ray Wade of Jefferson City; one daughter, Karen Sue Whaley of Indiana; one brother, Riley Wade of Columbia; one sister, Ethel Coleman of Hallsville; 14 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. Wade's parents, daughter Mary Ann, one brother and one sister died earlier.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Harold Willard, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation for Mr. Wade will be one hour before the service, at the funeral home. The burial will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Carl L. Broadus
Carl L. Broadus of Fayette died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville. He was 57.
Mr. Broadus is remembered by his relatives as a friendly person who couldn't say no to anybody.
"He enjoyed being around people. He was a warm-hearted, happy-go-lucky kind of person," said his stepdaughter, Mari "Neena" Warren.
Mr. Broadus also was a football fan and enjoyed fishing.
Mr. Broadus was born May 2, 1942, to Jessie James and Josephine Broadus in Mexico, Mo.
He attended school in Des Moines, Iowa. Until 1959, he worked at a local brickyard there. He then moved to Denver, where he lived for 23 years.
In 1979, he moved to Fayette and was employed at Toastmaster in Boonville. He also worked at night as a security guard at Central Methodist College in Fayette. Mr. Broadus sponsored the Delta Beta Tau fraternity at Central Methodist. Poor health forced him to retire in 1993.
Visitation will be at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Fayette from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Services, conducted by the Rev. Horace Hopkins, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church in Fayette. Burial will be at Fayette City Cemetery.
Mr. Broadus is survived by his wife, Bennie Broadus; his father, Jessie James Broadus of Des Moines; four sons, Leslie Broadus, Reginald Broadus, Marcus Broadus and Chris Broadus, all of Denver; three daughters, Babette McDonald of Aurora, Colo., Bridgett Rimmer of Texas and Desiree Broadus of Seattle; one brother, James Broadus of Mercer; two sisters, Delores Irene Rumley of Pershing, Iowa, and Tanya Broadus of Des Moines; and 16 grandchildren.
His mother, one sister and one grandchild died earlier.
Jack T. Glenn
When the Two Mile Prairie District merged with the Columbia School District, Jack T. Glenn did not want students in the Two Mile Prairie District to travel all the way to Columbia for school.
Mr. Glenn was instrumental in building Two Mile Prairie Elementary School.
He died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 73.
Mr. Glenn, who farmed in Boone County his entire life, promoted the school in area neighborhoods, worked with the architect and served as its president.
Betty Glenn, Mr. Glenn's wife, said he was a good influence on young people because of the way he acted and the person he was.
"He was kind and sensitive with a lot of common sense," Mrs. Glenn said.
Mr. Glenn was born June 28, 1926, in Columbia to Frank and Mary Frances Thompson Glenn. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1944 and served in the U.S. Army. He married Elizabeth Wetherell on Sept. 3, 1950.
Mr. Glenn served on the Boone County Rural School Board and the Boone County Fair Board for many years. He was active in 4-H and raised saddle horses and showed them.
Mrs. Glenn said farming and saddle horses were a major part of his life.
Visitation for Mr. Glenn will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Swearngin, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Service.
Mr. Glenn is survived by his wife, Betty Glenn of Columbia; a sister, Susan Webb of St. Louis; two sons, Frank W. Glenn and John D. Glenn of Columbia; two daughters, Ginny Edgar and Jackie Glenn of Columbia; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Olivet Christian Church, 1991 S. Olivet Road, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Richard F. Graham
Richard F. Graham of Columbia died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center from a lengthy illness. He was 59.
Mr. Graham was born Oct. 15, 1940, in Washington, Mo., to William Wade Graham and Carmen Louise Fowler Graham. He married Judy Hill on Aug. 1, 1968, in Columbia.
He worked at Boone Hospital Center as an environmental technician. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Washington, Mo., and Elks Lodge #594.
He enjoyed restoring automobiles and displaying them in various car shows. He won more than 100 trophies in a five-year period.
Visitation for Mr. Graham will be from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services, conducted by the Rev. Ruth Lane, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Graham is survived by his wife, Judy Graham of Columbia; mother, Carmen Louise Graham of Washington, Mo.; two daughters, Danyee Mundwiller of Washington, Mo., and Julie Strong of Columbia; one brother, John P. Graham of Washington, Mo.; one sister, Priscilla Strube of Columbia; and seven grandchildren.
His father and one sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 2413 Hyde Park Rd., Jefferson City, Mo. 65109
Wayman Jessie Marshall
Wayman Jessie "Bubba" Marshall, of Sedalia, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. He was 55.
Mr. Marshall was born Sept. 11, 1944, to Eldress Mary Hill and Jessie Harrison in Sedalia.
At an early age Mr. Marshall joined St. Joseph Catholic Church, where he served as an altar boy. From 1962 to 1967, he was stationed in a United States Air Force base from Lakenheath, England.
On Dec. 18, 1971, he married Carol Jackson in Sedalia.
Mr. Marshall worked for Alcan Cable for 30 years until his health began to fail.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the H. T. May and Son Funeral Home, 400 W. Cooper, Sedalia. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Shelton, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ward Memorial Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Marshall is survived by his mother; his stepmother, Julia Harrison of Ellisville, Miss.; brothers William Hill of Sedalia, Calvin Marshall of Columbia and Freddie Harrison of Ellisville, Miss.; sisters Shirley Hill of Tonganoxie, Kan., Francis Hill and Debbie Gary, both of Merced, Calif., Cleo Marshall of Sedalia, Vivian Alford of Gaulier, Miss., and Phyllis Earnest of Lauriel, Miss.; and foster sister Nettie King of Springfield, Mo.
His father, Jessie Harrison, and a brother, Robert Marshall, died earlier.
Richard E. Koenig
Richard E. Koenig, who founded what is now KMIZ/Channel 17, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at his home. He was 75.
Mr. Koenig, who lived in Rocheport, had a long and distinguished career in television news and advertising. He began his career in communications at age 13, when he obtained his amateur radio license.
From 1950 to 1971, he was a cameraman and later an engineer for what is now KSDK/Channel 5 in St. Louis. He was a pioneer in replacing film with videotape in news and advertising production. In 1971 he founded a television station that became KMIZ.
Mr. Koenig was born Sept. 20, 1924, in St. Louis to Ernest and Selma Koenig. He served as a combat artillery radio communications sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946, taking part in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. He married in June 1947.
Mr. Koenig was an active member of the Campus Lutheran Church in Columbia. He enjoyed aviation, often flying his plane from his home strip and with fellow flying enthusiasts in Fulton.
Videography was another of Mr. Koenig's hobbies. He used his talents in state-of-the-art video recording and editing for public documentation and for the enjoyment of family and friends.
Mr. Koenig also was an inventor; he had several patents issued and pending.
Visitation for Mr. Koenig will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Campus Lutheran Church, 304 College Ave. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Campus Lutheran Church.
Mr. Koenig's survivors include his wife, Corinne Koenig; one son, Tom Koenig; one daughter, Nancy Lee; two brothers, Robert and Donald Koenig; and three grandchildren, Carolyn Koenig, Christopher Koenig and Jonathan Lee.
Memorials may be sent to Campus Lutheran Church or to the Visiting Nurses Hospice, 3315 Berrywood Drive, Suite 102, Columbia, Mo. 65201-6593.
Evans Pemberton of Hallsville died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, in Hallsville. He was 96.
Mr. Pemberton was a charter member of Hallsville's Church of God (Holiness). He was a retired farmer, a member of Gideon's International and a board member for more than 20 years of Kansas City College and Bible School in Overland Park, Kan. Mr. Pemberton served on the Boone County Farm Bureau's board of directors and was also involved in Missouri Prison Ministries.
Mr. Pemberton was born Jan. 31, 1904, in Hallsville to Samuel Madison and Linnie Bell McMinn Pemberton. He married Pearl Dennis in Columbia on Dec. 23, 1923.
Visitation for Mr. Pemberton will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Revs. Darrell Kirk and O. Smith, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Church of God (Holiness), 408 Route B, Hallsville. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Pemberton is survived by his daughter, Carlene Owen of Hallsville; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
His wife and his son, H. Duane Pemberton, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 7108, Columbia, Mo. 65205, or Church of God (Holiness), 408 Route B, Hallsville, Mo. 65255.
When high school valedictorian Richard Bruce Hudspeth was graduating, it seemed like he would manage a clean sweep at the awards ceremony.
"It even got to the point where people were laughing in anticipation of Bruce getting another medal or ribbon," his brother Brian recalls. "Toward the end of the assembly there was a brief moment of silence and his 6 year-old brother Barry stood up and said: 'I can wiggle my ears.'"
A man of wide-ranging talents, Mr. Hudspeth of Columbia died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at Boone Hospital. He was 63.
He was born in Chickasha, Okla., Jan. 6, 1937, to Samuel and Clara Hudspeth. In high school, he was a distinguished student and athlete, receiving honors in football, track and academics.
Mr. Hudspeth graduated from MU in 1959 with an engineering degree, where he was awarded the Curators Scholarship, a football scholarship and a Naval ROTC scholarship.
"I am what I am because of him," said his brother, Barry Hudspeth, who also said Mr. Hudspeth helped him get into the Navy. "He was my idol. I always looked up at him. A perfect brother," he says.
Mr. Hudspeth was active in the Baptist Student Union and other campus organizations. Mr. Hudspeth was the first president of the student chapter of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers at MU.
He also received a master's degree in religious education from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
His career was as diverse as his interests: Mr. Hudspeth served as a naval officer for three years on the USS Ranger and was an engineer for Bethlehem Steel Co. in Lebanon, Penn., and A.B. Chance Co. in Centralia. He also was an ordained deacon and ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Church. For 30 years, he served churches in Texas and Missouri in music, youth, adult and senior ministries.
He married Louise Douglas on Aug. 3, 1958, and they had two children.
"He was always a wonderful daddy," said Madore. "He was proud of his children and always wanted to help them, even when he wasn't able to."
Mr. Hudspeth's brothers still laugh at his jokes. Barry Hudspeth recalls: "When my son was born in Virginia Beach, Bruce came to see us, but nobody was home. Then I returned home and saw a note on the door saying 'Gone back to Missouri.' I was a lieutenant, but I couldn't help crying - he left. It turned out he went down the street for a hamburger."
Mr. Hudspeth is survived by his mother, Clara Hudspeth of Columbia; two brothers, Brian Hudspeth of Columbia, and Barry Hudspeth of Pensacola, Fla.; one daughter, Melanie Madore of Ashland; one son, Richard Bruce Hudspeth II of Fullerton: and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services for Mr. Hudspeth, conducted by the Rev. Randall Germann and assisted by the Rev. Everett Hancock, will be held at 3 p.m. today at Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church, 5350 E. Bonne Femme Church Rd. Visitation will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the church. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Memorials can be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 1316 Parkade Blvd., Columbia Mo. 65203, the Little Bonne Femme Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
Evelyn F. Wood, formerly of Columbia, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs. She was 89.
She raised two children for many years was a self-employed genealogist.
Mrs. Wood was born Feb. 9, 1910, in Christian County, Ky., to Ulysses and Verdie Claire Hamby Rogers. On April 24, 1938, she married William Charles Wood in Los Angeles. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Columbia.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Steve Anderson, were held Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wood is survived by her son, C. Kent Wood of Lee's Summit; her daughter, Cari Gaskins of Fairfax, Va.; and six grandchildren.
Her husband died earlier.
Louis Edward Wickell of Columbia, one of 128 bowlers in the Columbia Bowling Hall of Fame, died Feb. 3, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 89.
Mr. Wickell was born May 22, 1910, in Callaway County to Benjamin and Hattie Kemp Wickell. He married Ernestine A. Kite on June 15, 1929. The couple celebrated its 70th wedding anniversary last year.
Mr. Wickell was a deacon at First Christian Church for about 20 years. He and his wife attended church there until they were no longer able.
Mr. Wickell's main hobby and passion was bowling.
"He was elected into the Columbia Bowling Hall of Fame on Feb. 2, 1992," said his son, James Edward Wickell. "He was an active bowler for many years,"
Visitation for Mr. Wickell will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. John Yonker, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Parker Funeral Service. Burial will be at Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton.
Mr. Wickell is survived by his wife, Ernestine Wickell of Columbia; a daughter, Linda Foglesong of Spearfish, S.D.; a son, James Edward Wickell of Melbourne, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Henderson of Columbia and Edith McAtee of Fulton; three brothers, Don Wickell, Joe Wickell and Kenneth Wickell, all of Columbia; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.
Hazel Shelton of Centralia died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at the Stuart House. She was 93.
Mrs. Shelton was born August 29, 1906, in Veedersburg, Ind., to William and Lizzie Ellingwood Songer. She attended Wyman School in Wyman, Iowa, and graduated in 1923.
She married Gerald Benson Shelton, who died in 1959, on June 12, 1928, in Carthage, and moved to a farm north of Centralia in 1945. Mrs. Shelton was the oldest member of Centralia's Friendship Christian Church.
Visitation for Mrs. Shelton will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Meador & Son Funeral Home, Sneed and Rollins streets in Centralia. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jed Angell, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Meador & Son Chapel. Burial will be at the City of Centralia Cemetery.
Mrs. Shelton is survived by one son, Donnie Shelton of Centralia; one daughter, Maxine Daughenbaughof Centralia; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
One son, one brother, one sister and three grandchildren died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Friendship Christian Church c/o Jed Angell, 19650 N. Rt Z, Centralia Mo. 65240.
Alice M. Miller of Columbia died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Boone County Hospital. She was 84.
Mrs. Miller was born on Jan. 29, 1916, in Mexico, Mo., to Walter and Gertrude Bush Crawford.
Mrs. Miller worked as a seamstress at Ar-Cel Garment Factory. She also worked in jewelry manufacturing, at Buchroeder's and at Nathan Hale.
"She worked very hard for her whole life and was a wonderful person and mother," said her son, Lewis Miller.
Visitation for Mrs. Miller will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Miller is survived by her son, Lewis Miller of Columbia; and one brother, Robert Lewis Crawford of Centralia.
A daughter and a brother died earlier.