Leona Frances Koch of Columbia died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at her home. She was 87.
Mrs. Koch was born Dec. 12, 1912, in Boone County, to Rufus and Luella Hume Jacobs. She married Virgil William Koch on March 28, 1937, in Midway.
Mrs. Koch was a schoolteacher for 35 years, teaching both in the county and in Columbia. She was a member and past president of Delta Kappa Gamma, Pi Lambda Theta and Daughters of American Colonists. She drove for Meals On Wheels and was active with the Boone County Cancer Drive. She was a member and chairwoman of many committees. She was active with the Boone County Historical Society and a member of the 17th Century Women.
"She was a outgoing, active, and caring person," said her son, Jerry Dale Koch. He said she worked diligently in school and church.
Mrs. Koch is survived by her husband, Virgil William Koch; one son, Jerry Dale Koch of Monett; one grandson; and two great-grandsons.
One brother, Lester D. Jacobs, died earlier.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Koch will be buried in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church, 2600 N. Locust Grove Church Road, Columbia, Mo. 65202.
James Ennis Patrick
James Ennis Patrick of Columbia died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 78.
Mr. Patrick was born Aug. 20, 1921, in Boone County to Myrtle Ora Sexton and Milton Patrick. He lived in Columbia all his life and was a member of Mount Celestial Baptist Church.
On Sept. 23, 1941, he married Margaret Price Johnson. Mr. Patrick worked as a heavy-equipment operator at Medusa Quarries for more than 25 years. He was an avid gardener who enjoyed decorating his home for Christmas.
Visitation for Mr. Patrick will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home, 405 Sycamore Drive in Boonville, and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 204 E. Ash St. in Columbia.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Raymond Hayes, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Mr. Patrick will be buried in Columbia Cemetery, 30 E. Broadway.
Mr. Patrick is survived by his mother, Myrtle Patrick of Fayette; six daughters, Faith Cross Orr of Des Moines, Iowa, and Mabel Mitchell, Frances Patrick, Helen Patrick, Diane Patrick and Rita Patrick, all of Columbia; five sons, Donald Patrick of Fayette, Larry Patrick of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Howard Dean Patrick, Terry Patrick and Ralph Patrick, all of Columbia; five brothers, Lewis Patrick, Floyd Patrick and Raymond Patrick, all of Fayette, and Charles R. Patrick and Milton Patrick, both of Columbia; one sister, Barbara Hester of Boonville; 33 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
His wife, one son, one daughter, one grandson and three brothers died earlier.
Rodney Delano "Petey" Cline died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at his home in Sedalia. He was 42.
Mr. Cline was born on Aug. 5, 1957, in Omaha, Neb., to LaWanda Cline and Quince Jones. He married Ruby Johnson in 1997. He moved back to Sedalia, where he had graduated from high school, in 1999, where he was employed by Tyson Foods.
Mr. Cline was family-oriented, said his sister Dionne Rice Spruell.
"If anybody asked him what was important to him, he would say family," she said.
Visitation for Mr. Cline will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Sedalia. Services, conducted by the Rev. E.T. Simms, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Burns Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 207 E. Pettis. Burial will be in Crown Hi ll Cemetery.
Mr. Cline is survived by his mother and stepfather, LaWanda and John Rice of Sedalia; his father, Quince Jones of Omaha; one son, Rodney D. Cline Jr. of Fort Scott, Kan.; one daughter, LaKeisha Dionne Cline of Fort Scott; two stepchildren, Reba Jackson of Kansas City and Terrell Johnson of Lawrence, Kan.; three brothers, Darren Cline, Terrance Cline and Dennis Cline, all of Sedalia; and three sisters, Regina Lawson and DaLissa Butler both of Sedalia, and Dionne Rice Spruell of Memphis, Tenn.
Edwin S. Miller
Edwin S. Miller, a grand patriarch of Stephens College, died Thursday, March 9, 2000 at the Williamsburg Rest Home. He was 95.
Mr. Miller was born Sept. 23, 1904, in Newark, Ohio, to Henry and Clara Miller. He spent his childhood in Bethany, West Virginia. He later married Augusta Banning.
Mr. Miller graduated from Bethany College in 1925. He received a master's degree from Ohio State University and a doctorate in 1943 from the University of North Carolina.
In the late 1920s, he taught English at Oregon State University and the General Motors Technical School. He was an English professor in Japan from 1934 to 1937. He also was a visiting professor at the universities of Missouri, Pittsburgh and Nebraska. He won two Fulbright scholarships, one to the Netherlands in 1953, the other to Italy in 1958.
Mr. Miller came to Stephens College in 1943 and retired in 1969. He was chairman of the Literature Department and of the Division of Literature, Science and the Arts for many years. He created the junior colloquium, the senior essay and contributed to the humanities, theater and art programs.
Mr. Miller published articles and poems in numerous literary journals.
A memorial service will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Senior Hall on the Stephens College campus.
Mr. Miller is survived by one sister, Katherine Banks of Eagle River, Wis.; a daughter, Diana DeLano of Virginia Beach, Va.; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
His wife died earlier.
Elijah Haile of Columbia died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Boone Retirement Center. He was 80.
Mr. Haile was born April 4, 1919, in Alachua, Fla., to George Haile and Wilma Henry Haile. He lived in Milwaukee for 40 years and moved to Columbia in 1998.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthews Baptist Church, Highway 241, Alachua, Fla. 32615. Burial will be at St. Matthews Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Haile is survived by one brother, John M. Haile of Alachua; three sisters, Rubye Howell of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Lillian Haile of Stark, Fla., and Bentrice Austin of Tampa, Fla.; and one nephew, Vincent Haile of Columbia.
Four brothers and two sisters died earlier.
Reuben Lucas, Jr.
Bob Pugh remembers sitting and laughing with "Uncle Bud." He always had a story for every occasion.
"He's done so many things, been so many places and met so many people that he just had an endless repertoire of stories," Pugh, CEO of Missouri Book Services Textbook Exchange Inc., said about his friend Reuben "Bud" Lucas, Jr.
Mr. Lucas died Friday, March 17, 2000, at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital. He was 82.
Mr. Lucas was born May 30, 1917, in Columbia to Reuben Lucas, Sr. and Mary Lucas. After graduating from Hickman High School, he attended MU where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
After his father's death in the late 1940s, Mr. Lucas continued the family business as president of the Missouri Bookstore until he retired in the 1980s.
"He had many great qualities one of his most outstanding traits was that he never spoke ill of anyone - Republican, Democrat, anybody."
Mr. Lucas did his traveling as a pilot. He was an instructor at the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Miami, Okla. during World War II and flew as a pilot for Pan American Airlines, which flew cargo and military personnel to South American cities.
He married Gwendolyn Knight in 1940.
A private service will be held on Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mr. Lucas is survived by two daughters, Katie Rodgers of Daytona Beach, Fla. and Linda Reed of Reno, Nev.; a sister, Rosemary Ginn of Columbia; a brother, William Lucas of Sanibel, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
His parents died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer Association, Mid-Missouri Chapter, 1121 Business Loop 70 E., Columbia, Mo. 65202 or to a charity of your choice.
Dorothy Fisher Master of Columbia died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Lenoir Health Care Center. She was 81.
Mrs. Master was born Jan. 24, 1919, in Paducah, Ky., to Robert and Katherine Fulkerson Fisher. She graduated from Christian College, now Columbia College, in 1939 and later trained to be a laboratory X-ray technician at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. After Mrs. Master was certified, she worked at hospitals in Dallas, Houston and Paducah.
She was married three times. She married her third husband, Henry Master, on Nov. 24, 1967, in Parkersburg, Penn. He died in 1994.
Mrs. Master was a long time member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and attended the Calvary Episcopal Church.
She was cremated and her ashes will be interred in Valley Forge, Penn. Services will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Master is survived by two step-children, the Rev. George Master of Elkins Park, Penn., and Elizabeth Master of San Diego; a niece, Linda Ridgeway; and a brother-in-law, John W. Ridgeway, both of Columbia.
Memorials may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.
Barbara Bain Dickerson
Barbara Bain Dickerson loved her kids. All of them. The ones she taught at Gentry Middle School and the three she had raised in her own home. She was totally committed to them.
"She touched everyone she came in contact with," her daughter, Leslie Dickerson, said.
Whether she was teaching her favorite subject, math, to her sixth graders at Gentry Middle School, or coaching her "Odyssey of the Mind" team, she was giving it her all.
"She was very dedicated to being a teacher and always strived to be the best she could be," her son Craig Dickerson said. "She was always trying to become better at what she did."
Ms. Dickerson died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 48.
Ms. Dickerson was born Sept. 28, 1951, to Harold and Wanda Bee Moon Bain in Cameron. She was a teacher for 21 years, 12 of which were in the Columbia Public Schools. After classes, she worked late, finishing her master's degree and National Board Teachers Certification.
She is survived by two sons, Craig Dickerson of Joplin, and Adam Dickerson of Columbia; a daughter, Leslie Dickerson of Columbia; two sisters, Sharon Durnell of St. Louis, and Nancy Waage of Rogers, Ark.; and two nieces and three nephews.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Dennis Schmidt at 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Drive.
She will be buried at Columbia Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Barbara Dickerson Memorial Fund which will benefit students at Gentry Middle School, 4200 Bethel St., Columbia, MO 65203.
Elaine Watson Lewis
Elaine Watson Lewis died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at her home in Columbia. She was 84.
Mrs. Watson Lewis was born March 21, 1916 in El Reno, Okla., to Henry Otis Harrell and Mary Lee Genoway Harrell. She married Marion Watson on Aug. 1, 1937, in El Reno. Together they owned Watson Feed and Seed in El Reno, farmed and raised cattle. She also participated in the local PTA Chapter and accompanied her husband, a school board member, to meetings and banquets. He died in 1965.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in El Reno and was a volunteer for many years for the Pink Ladies Auxiliary at Park View Hospital in El Reno.
Mrs. Watson Lewis enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, quilting and cooking.
"She love to cook," said her son Marion Watson. Everyone loved to be indulged by her home cooked meals. She enjoyed entertaining family, friends and the community. She volume cooked for the many employees of her husband at Harvest Hands and Watson Feed and Seed.
Mrs. Watson Lewis later married James F. Lewis in 1970 in Oklahoma.
Graveside services, conducted by the Rev. John Bloss, will be held at 1 p.m. on April 15 at El Reno City Cemetery, El Reno, Okla. Ms. Watson Lewis is survived by her son, Marion Watson, CEO of the Widget Companies of Columbia, and one brother, Otis Lee Harrell of Midwest City, Okla.
Both of her husbands and a sister died earlier.
Flowers may be sent to Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Rd, Columbia, Mo 65202. Donations may be made to Visiting Nurses Hospice, 3315 Berrywood Suite 102, Columbia, Mo 65201.
Iola Beatrice Baer Hartman of California, Mo., died Sunday, April 2, 2000 at Capital Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was 82.
Mrs. Hartman was born March 6, 1918, in Moniteau County to John Christopher and Anna Caroline (Maude) Keil Baer. She married William Truman Hartman on Nov. 30, 1946, in California.
She attended Elliott Grade School and was a 1935 graduate of California High School. She was employed in a number of offices in the Moniteau County Courthouse. She was a member of California United Church of Christ. She was active with the California Senior Center and participated in the Silver Haired Legislature.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St., California. Services, conducted by the Rev. Gary Schulte, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bowlin-Cantriel. Burial will be at Evangelical Cemetery in California.
Mrs. Hartman is survived by two sons, David Hartman of Columbia and Robert Hartman of California; and three grandchildren, Jana Hartman Greer and Jon Hartman, both of Columbia, and Brooke Hartman of California.
Her husband, a sister, and a brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to California United Church of Christ, 101 North Oak St., California, Mo. 65018 or California Senior Center, 107 W. Versailles Ave., California, Mo. 65018.
Hazel Faye Holton
Hazel Faye Holton of Hartsburg died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at The Williamsburg in Columbia. She was 73.
Mrs. Holton was born on April 7, 1926, in Boone County to Lincoln H. Nichols and Effie L. Crump Nichols. She married James Lloyd Holton on Nov. 3, 1945, in Boonville.
Visitation for Mrs. Holton will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd., Ashland. Services, conducted by the Rev. Paul Larimore, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, also at Robinson Funeral Home. Mrs. Holton will be buried at Goshen Cemetery in Wilton.
She is survived by a son, James Richard Holton of Ashland; one brother, Ross Nichols of Columbia; one sister, Merle Plaster of Ashland; one grandson, Kevin Holton of Ashland; and two great-grandchildren.
Her husband, a son, four brothers and one sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.
Helen Louise Stapleton of Columbia died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Boone Retirement Center. She was 76.
Mrs. Stapleton was born Sept. 10, 1923, in Columbia to Charley and Rebecca Lynes Pauley. She married Ruey Stapleton on June 7, 1957, in Columbia. She was employed as a manager of Sunset Trailer Court and by MU. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Athens Rebekah Lodge #383.
Visitation for Mrs. Stapleton will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., with a Rebekah Service at 7 p.m. Services, conducted by the Rev. Charles A. Parker, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home. She will be buried in New Salem Cemetery in Ashland.
Mrs. Stapleton is survived by two sons, Raymond Pauley of Columbia and Jerry Pauley of Fulton; her brother, Bobby Pauley of Columbia; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Her husband and a sister died earlier.
Faye Shelnutt of Columbia died Friday, March 31, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City. She was 48.
Mrs. Shelnutt was born Oct. 20, 1951 in Steedman to Edd and Ellen Smith Walker. On Dec. 5, 1980, she married Gerald Hobart Shelnutt.
She lived in Columbia for most of her life and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Fred Marty, will be at 1 p.m. today at Meador & Son Chapel in Sturgeon. Visitation was Sunday.
Mrs. Shelnutt is survived by her mother, her husband, two sons, Garland Noland of Ashland and Gerald Noland of Millersburg; one stepson, Grant Shelnutt of Kansas City; one daughter, Christina Baker of Harrisburg; one stepdaughter, Janet White of Blue Springs; three brothers, James Walker of Albuquerque, N.M., Steven Walker of Columbia, Dennis Walker of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Janice Mullins of Columbia, Carol Hardy of Denver and seven grandchildren.
Her father, one brother and one sister died earlier.
Edna F. Brady of Garland, Texas, died March 16, 2000, of complications from lung cancer surgery. She was 80.
Mrs. Brady was born January 11, 1920, in Columbia to Herbert and Edith Ravenscraft.
She was an active member of the John Markley Class and worked with the Disciples Group at First United Methodist Church in Garland. She met Samuel D. Brady while she was working at MU. They married Feb. 7, 1941. Mr. and Mrs. Brady moved to Garland in 1949.
"She was one of the best cooks that anyone could hope to eat after," said Vera Burks, Mrs. Brady's sister.
Burks said she talked to her sister at least once a week. Mrs. Brady and her siblings phoned Burks because she was the family "sounding post" and would spread the gossip to everyone else.
"It's a great loss not only to me but to all of us," Burks said.
Mrs. Brady was comptroller and accounting manager for Rader Investments in Dallas until her retirement in 1985. She served as a director of programs for Pony Baseball, Inc., earning recognition as the United States Baseball Federation 1990 National Baseball Woman of the Year.
She enjoyed cooking, playing bridge and golf.
Mrs. Brady was buried at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Garland.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, S. David Brady and Barry Lynn Brady, both of Garland and John Michael Brady of Chicago; one daughter, Joy Brady of Garland; two grandchildren, Bryan Lewis Brady and Lauren Elizabeth Brady, both of Garland; three sisters, Vera Burks of Columbia, Clara Hill of Boonville, and Lena Rodman of Livingston, Mont.; and one brother, Herbert Ravenscraft, Jr. of Boonville.
Margaret Simpson Snider of Atlanta died Tuesday, March 28, 2000. She was 79.
Mrs. Snider was born July 14, 1920, in Columbia to Silas T. and Mildred Simpson.
She met George B. Snider while attending MU. They married shortly after graduation and lived in Columbia until 1955 when they moved to Roanoke, Va.
Services for Mrs. Snider will be Friday and April 12 in Atlanta. Her body will be cremated.
Mrs. Snider is survived by her son, Thomas G. Snider-Lotz of Atlanta; her granddaughter, Elizabeth M. Snider-Lotz of Atlanta; and her sister, Helen Simpson Coulson of Kansas City.
Her husband and one son, Stephen Michael Snider, died earlier.
Glenn Troelstrup, a Columbia native whose wide-ranging journalism career included stints at NBC News, Time-Life and the National Enquirer, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 69.
Mr. Troelstrup, who lived in Delray Beach, Fla., was born July 3, 1930, in Columbia to Arch and Ann Troelstrup.
After graduating from Hickman High School in 1948, he served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1957. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant and disabled veteran.
Mr. Troelstrup graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1957. He received an master's degree in journalism and East Asian studies from Columbia University in 1969.
He served as news editor at radio station KFRU/1400 AM in Columbia from 1955 to 1957. He was a reporter and editor for Ashashi Evening News in Tokyo from 1957 to 1959.
Between 1959 and 1964, Mr. Troelstrup was assistant to the bureau chief of NBC News in Tokyo. From 1962 to 1967, he was a correspondent for Time-Life.
In 1969 and 1970, Mr. Troelstrup was a writer and reporter for CBS News in New York. He was the assistant editor and producer for ABC News there from 1972 to 1973.
From 1973 to 1978, he was a reporter and editor at the Denver Post and served as the federal regional director of VA public affairs in Denver and Dallas from 1978 to 1984.
From 1986 to 1988, he was editor for the Commerce City (Colo.) Sentinel. From 1989 to 1994, he was staff editor for the National Enquirer in Boca Raton, Fla.
Mr. Troelstrup served as an advisor for the International Museum of Cartoon Art. He is the author of several books and the recipient of numerous reporting rewards from the Denver Newspaper Guild, including NDEA Fellow and Ford Fellow.
He was an avid cartoonist, member of the Stars and Stripes Alumni Association, and Phi Kappa Psi, Omicron Delta Kappa.
Mr. Troelstrup was a practicing Buddhist. His body was cremated and his ashes will be buried in the new veterans cemetery in Bloomfield.
Mr. Troelstrup is survived by one son, Kenji-Erik Troelstrup; two brothers, William A. Troelstrup of Tallahassee, Fla. and John Troelstrup of Oak Park, Ill.; and his sister, Susan Sumpter of Lee's Summit.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Gold Coast ALS Association, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
One son, Thang-Kim Troelstrup died earlier.