Frederick "Fred" Alvin Janski of Columbia died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in his home. Columbia police reported Mr. Janski's death an apparent suicide. He was 23.
Mr. Janski graduated from Parkway West High School in Ballwin and attended MU for three years. Mr. Janksi was also employed by the education department as a computer programmer, developing software to aid teachers and students. His latest project included developing software for managing medical images for teleradiology.
Visitation for Mr. Janski will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Schrader Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway Road, in Ballwin. The funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday. The burial will be private.
Mr. Janski is survived by his parents, Alvin M. and Rebecca G. Janski of Chesterfield; one sister, Linn Janski of Northampton, Mass., and his grandparents Clint and Bernice Kraft of Lenexa, Kan.
His grandparents Norb and Fran Janski died earlier.
Contributions may be made to Budget Office NIMH, 6001 Executive Blvd., Bethesda, Md., 20892-9669, MSC 9665.
Lula Roberta Turpin died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at her home. She was 86.
Mrs. Turpin was born Oct. 23, 1913 in Columbia to William J. Gordon and Lorena Moss Gordon. She was married twice, first in 1931 to Eugene Evereth, then in 1938 to Baker D. Turpin. She attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, and went on to teach elementary school in Elderberry. She next moved to Mount Vernon, N.Y., where she worked for Bell Telephone Co.
In 1961, she moved back to Missouri, first to Kansas City and later to Columbia. In Kansas City, she joined Paseo Baptist Church, and in Columbia joined Second Baptist Church and worked for Missouri Extension Division as a sewing instructor.
Services for Mrs. Turpin will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church, 407 E. Broadway. Mrs. Turpin will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
There will be no visitation.
Mrs. Turpin is survived by her daughter, Ellen Wilson of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; her sister, Beatrice Gordon of Columbia; five grandchildren; and one niece and one nephew.
William Lyle "Bill" Barnthouse of Columbia was known for his beautifully landscaped yard.
"He just loved working outside," Diane Barnthouse said about her husband, who died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 59.
"I live next door to the perfect yard," said Elinor Arendt, who has been the Barnthouse's neighbor for 27 years. "Bill really takes a lot of pride in his yard. It has perfect grass, perfect flowers, and he has built things, like a gazebo, in the yard."
A gazebo was not the only thing he built. Daryl Moen, a neighbor for more than 20 years, said Mr. Barnthouse also enjoyed building houses.
Moen said Mr. Barnthouse was one of the most talented men he ever met.
"He could build or create anything," Moen said. "If we woke up one morning and it was a new ice age, Bill would be the first one out there building a shelter, figuring out how to get heat out of ice."
Mr. Barnthouse was born June 28, 1940, in Rockwell City, Iowa, to Lyle and Arvilla Jackson. He married Diane Meuler Nov. 8, 1959, in Burlington, Iowa. He moved his family from Burlington to Columbia in 1966.
He was a very hardworking, nice man and a generous neighbor, Arendt said.
"One time I had a problem with my telephone, and he helped me because he worked for GTE," Arendt said. "He always did more than I ever asked him to do."
Barnthouse retired from GTE in 1993 after 27 years of service. He was also a member of Zion United Church in Burlington and attended Evangelical Free Church in Columbia.
Visitation for Mr. Barnthouse was held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Services, conducted by the Rev. Oliver Langmade, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Mr. Barnthouse is survived by his wife, Diane Barnthouse of Columbia; three daughters, Rebecca Rafferty of Weldon Spring, Ann Juengermann of Columbia and Kathy McFall of Kansas City; a son, William Barnthouse of Columbia; a stepsister, Kay Cox of Centralia; and a grandson.
His parents, sister, stepmother, stepfather, stepbrother and a grandson died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Evangelical Free Church, 600 Silvey Street, Columbia, Mo. 65203, or Missouri River Hospice, 3210 Bluff Creek Dr., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
William C. Evans
William Clay Evans of Columbia died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Columbia. He was 72.
Mr. Evans was born May 26, 1927, in Buffalo, Mo., to Willard Carl and Alma Jewell Arnold Evans. He married Virginia "Jenny" Ferrell on Feb. 25, 1951, in Springfield, Mo.
Mr. Evans was a member of Grace Church of Mid-Missouri. His favorite past times included hunting and fishing. He worked as a loan officer in local financial institutions from 1956 to 1986.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Dave Cochran, will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Grace Church of Mid-Missouri, 4925 Bonne Femme Church Road. A private burial will be at Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Springfield, Mo.
Mr. Evans is survived by his wife, Jenny Evans of Columbia; two sons, James A. Evans of Gainesville, Fla., and Carl V. Evans of Columbia; three daughters, Nancy K. Price of Tucson, Ariz., Karen L. Black of Columbia and Marla R. Storm of Millersburg; one sister, Carlene Marlin of Elk's Grove, Calif., 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Grace Church of Mid-Missouri 4925 Bonne Femme Church Road, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Mary Foster of Columbia died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 83.
Ms. Foster was born July 24, 1916, in Howard County to Lee F. and Edna Garrett Durham.
Ms. Foster moved to Columbia in 1958 and worked as a typist in the registrar's office at MU. She attended Calvary Baptist Church.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Phil Settle Monday at Parker Funeral Service. Ms. Foster's body will be cremated.
Ms. Foster is survived by two grandchildren, Audrey Gillant of Paris, France and Patrick Gillant of San Francisco.
Memorials may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, 606 Ridgeway Ave, Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Robert Parker Jenkins of Columbia was an avid reader and enjoyed golf, working crossword puzzles and playing bridge or other card games.
His wife Helen Jenkins said his favorite thing was to go fishing.
Mr. Jenkins died of cancer Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Columbia Regional Care Center. He was 75.
"He had a wonderful attitude throughout this long illness which helped us all," his wife said.
Mr. Jenkins was born Jan. 4, 1925, in Columbia to C. Parker and Ernestine Olms Jenkins. He graduated from Hickman High School and attended Civil Engineering School at MU. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Jenkins married Helen L. Sandker Sept. 13, 1946. He was a member of the Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church. He owned Barcol Garage Doors for 43 years. He belonged to the International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge for more than 50 years. He also was a member of Twilight Lodge 114 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
His family was a top priority.
"He really loved his family, especially his grandchildren," Helen Jenkins said.
Visitation for Mr. Jenkins will be held tonight from 7 to 9 at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. 10th Street. Graveside services, conducted by the Rev. Michael Keith, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Jenkins is survived by his wife, Helen Jenkins of Columbia; two sons, Parker Jenkins and William Robert Jenkins, both of Columbia; a daughter, Linda Ann Diefendorf of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a sister, Edith Jo Jenkins of Imperial; and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Candice Myesha Richie
"Candice really truly tried to live her life for others," said her stepfather, John Sharp.
Candice Myesha Richie, of 2303 White Gate Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000. She was 21. The cause of her death is still being investigated at the Boone County Medical Examiner's office.
She was born on June 17, 1978, in Kansas City.
She attended Dobbs Elementary and Ervin Junior High Schools and is a 1996 graduate of Hickman Mills High School in Kansas City. Ms. Richie was an honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society.
She was in the Octagon and Spanish Clubs. She received Hickman Mills' "Outstanding Spanish Student Award."
She also was a cheerleader and a marching band member for three years in high school. She performed in the percussion section.
"She had always been interested in music throughout grade school," Sharp said.
Ms. Richie was listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students.
She was one of 24 outstanding high school seniors presented to society as debutantes at the 43rd Annual Alpha Kappa Alpha Debutante Bowl.
Ms. Richie also was selected two years in a row to serve as a Kansas City youth ambassador for the mayor's office to greet delegations visiting the city.
She was a member of the Generation Rap Youth Advisory Council, a group of teenagers who work with at-risk students.
Ms. Richie was a member of the youth choir, Acteens and Girls Auxiliary at Palestine Missionary Baptist Church.
She was one of a small number of students from Missouri who participated in the minority high school student research apprentice program sponsored by the MU School of Medicine.
Ms. Richie was hired as a part-time intern with the Columbia Public School District, said Dianne Tapp, a teacher's aide at West Junior High School. Ms. Richie worked with special education students.
She was a member of the Legion of Black Collegians on the MU Campus and helped lead the successful effort for a new Black Culture Center.
She had planned to graduate from MU in May with a political science degree and minors in philosophy and black studies.
"She really hoped to go to law school at either MU or UMKC," her stepfather said. "She wanted to be a civil rights attorney. She was very committed to solving the problems of society."
Her family will remember her for her bubbly laugh, beautiful smile and her strong commitment to build an equal society.
Rev. Emanuel Cleaver, former mayor of Kansas City, will conduct the services at 1 p.m. Saturday at Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel at 4000 E. Brush Creek Blvd. in Kansas City. Burial will be Forest Hill Cemetery following the services. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel.
Ms. Richie is survived by her mother, Carmen Sharp who works as a counselor at Swope Parkway Health Center; her stepfather, John Sharp, who is the executive director of MAST Ambulance and formerly a state representative and a member of the Kansas City City Council; her brother Mark, an eighth grader at Ervin Middle School, all of Kansas City; and her father, Rodney Jones of Los Angeles.
Memorials may be sent to the Teaching Tolerance Program of Southern Poverty Law Center at 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, Ala. 36104 or to Deputy W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center at 5501 Cleveland Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64130.
James Albert Hourigan
Everyone called him Jimmy and he liked it that way. James Albert Hourigan, a man who grew up, lived and died in Columbia, will be remembered for his love of the arts, his devotion to work and his dedication to people.
"He was a real gentleman," said Judi Hourigan, his daughter-in-law. "He had a lot of class and dignity."
Mr. Hourigan died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Lenoir Health Care Center. He was 83.
He helped many University of Missouri students through college by offering them jobs at his store, Barth's Clothing. An MU graduate himself, Mr. Hourigan could empathize with their position.
"Everyone loved him," Judi Hourigan said. "So many students worked here while they were in school."
Mr. Hourigan was born Nov. 19, 1916, to James White and Mabel Gray Hourigan. At 17, he worked at Barth's Clothing, then his father's store.
Mr. Hourigan attended Hickman High School and MU. After his father died, he inherited the store and spent 55 years working there, until 1987 when it went out of business. The store had been in Columbia since 1868.
Throughout his life, he balanced his business life with his appreciation of art. He co-founded the Columbia Art League and after he retired, he volunteered, working at the gift shop at MU's Museum of Art and Archaeology.
"He was a man of very good taste," said Bette Weiss, who knew Mr. Hourigan for 40 years. "He had a lot of interests, but a deep interest in art. He liked being around art, liked coming to the opening of shows."
Weiss said art is a personal thing and he responded to that.
Mr. Hourigan also incorporated his religious beliefs into his daily life.
"He tried to put his faith into practice and live out his belief in daily life in his attitude and actions," said the Rev. John Yonker of the First Christian Church, where Mr. Hourigan was a member.
Visitation for Mr. Hourigan will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St.
A private graveside service, conducted by the Rev. Yonker, will be held Thursday morning.
Mr. Hourigan is survived by his son, Nick Hourigan of Sacramento, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Judi Hourigan of Columbia; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Two brothers and one son died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Columbia Art League, 1013 E. Walnut St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.
Lewis "Eddie" Morris of Columbia died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at Truman Veterans. Hospital. He was 67.
Mr. Morris served in the Korean War and was a life member of V.F.W. Post 280. He spent his military days as a cook in the Navy.
"He was a good cook," said his wife, Sue Morris. "He always did the cooking at home. I hate to cook, and he loved to cook."
Mr. Morris also worked for several years at Bob Schultz Excavating. He was a heavy equipment operator.
Mr. Morris was born Oct. 20, 1932, in Columbia to Lewis M. and Helen L. Burton Morris. He married Sue Fuhrman on March 18, 1986. He lived his entire life in Columbia.
Visitation for Mr. Morris will from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Graveside services, conducted by V.F.W. Post 280, will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Old Union Cemetery, on Sinclair Road in Columbia.
Mr. Morris is survived by his wife, Sue Morris of Columbia; one daughter, Terry Mueller of Springfield; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Truman Veterans Hospital, 800 Hospital Dr., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Leo R. Penberthy
He was a cattle farmer, construction worker, painter, fisherman and a family man.
Leo "Bud" R. Penberthy of Centralia died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Truman Veterans Hospital. He was 74.
Mr. Penberthy was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Elvins to Charles William and Christine E. Huggins Penberthy.
He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Penberthy met his future wife, Bettye Greeson, while ice skating on a pond. He married Greeson on December 25, 1945, in Farmington.
Mrs. Penberthy said they enjoyed watching ice skating together during the Olympics. She said her husband liked downhill skiing, and loved fishing because it was his private time.
"He wrote notes that said, 'Gone Fishing. I love you,'" Mrs. Penberthy said.
She said the notes always included the time he left and where he'd gone fishing. She said he'd just sit for hours with the wind, the water and the fish. After Mrs. Penberthy retired, she would sometimes accompany him.
She said her husband could always be there for his kids because he was a cattle farmer and worked at home. While their youngest kids were in school, Mrs. Penberthy worked as a cashier checker, so Mr. Penberthy would put the kids on the bus in the morning and be there when they got home from school.
"He was a family man," Mrs. Penberthy said. "He loved people - the more the merrier."
Last Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Penberthy celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary.
"He went into the hospital on January 19," Mrs. Penberthy said. "He had surgery on the 20th, and then he never came home to me."
Visitation was held Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jed Angell, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. He will be buried in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.
Mr. Penberthy is survived by his wife; one son, Charles M. Penberthy; five daughters, Christy Hargis, Robin Webster, Donna Taylor, Joyce Edwards, and Carol Dennis; two brothers, Paul Penberthy of St. Genevieve, and Larry Penberthy of Paris, Mo.; two sisters, Dorothy Snodgrass of Ashland and Helen McCabe of Long Beach, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Eugene William Shaw
Eugene William Shaw, a leading member of Alcoholics Anonymous for four decades, died Feb. 24, 2000, in Columbia. He was 85.
"He has lived his life for AA," his wife, Marion Shaw, said.
Through AA, Mr. Shaw saved many from the experience he went through.
"Gene was a No. 1 man to me," said Dutch, a friend of Mr. Shaw's for 16 years, who in keeping with AA policy identified himself by only one name. "Gene went to all AA meetings every night till he couldn't drive anymore. If he didn't show up we thought, 'Hey, is he sick?' "
Mr. Shaw's friends said his opinion was respected and that he was available for anything. Dutch remembers him being straightforward and fair.
"The first time I came to AA with the $100 that my boss gave me to get help, Gene made a remark I still remember: 'That hundred can make you get drunk again.' That day I thought it was none of his business. But he was right, and we became great friends."
Every day Mr. Shaw would drop by his friend's office, smoke his pipe and share another unforgettable conversation. "To him I could talk about anything, even though I hated the tobacco smoke," Dutch recalled.
Mr. Shaw was born on Oct. 8, 1914, in Columbia to William Cordell and Florence Grace Reed Shaw. He served as manager at Wyatt Super Foods in Ashland and served on the board of Phoenix House.
James Strong, another friend, says Eugene Shaw was one of the most honest people he knew - a man of his word. One time Strong started to pave Shaw's driveway with concrete, but then a big storm hit.
"Eugene knew I would lose a lot of money, so he covered the cost," Strong remembered. "Ninety-nine percent of people wouldn't do it. He was a great person to work for."
Mr. Shaw always shared his experience, strength and hope with everyone he knew, his friends recall. He was a really spiritual person, Strong said.
Mr. Shaw spent most of his life in Columbia, including attending Columbia Public Schools.
He married Marion Terrell Barnds in August 1959 in Columbia. He was a member of Fairview Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.
He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Larsella Barnds of Atlanta, Victoria Helton of Marceline, Carole Lohman of Murrell's Inlet, S.C., Virginia Sprenger of Ottumwa, Iowa, and Martha Yount of Columbia; one son, Larsen Barnds of Kansas City; two sisters, Bea Critchfield of Harrisburg and Carmen Wood of Columbia; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Two sisters, one brother and one grandchild died earlier.
Visitation for Mr. Shaw will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Don Snyder, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Parker Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Memorials may be given to Salvation Army Building Fund, 1108 W. Ash, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Allie Ann Jones
Allie Ann Jones of Placentia, Calif., died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000. She was 88.
Mrs. Jones was born June 16, 1911, in Macon County to John and Emma Welch Devore. She worked at Sears & Roebuck in both Missouri and California. On July 6, 1930, she married Robert Jones.
Visitation for Mrs. Jones was Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Woodlawn Cemetery in Macon.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her grandson, Eddie Jones of Placentia, and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband, one son, three brothers and two sisters died earlier.