Beverly C. Hubble of Centralia died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 52.
Ms. Hubble was born April 28, 1947, in Moberly to William Earl Roberts and Melba Pearl Finely. She was a member of the Centralia Christian Church and worked in the retail business in Centralia.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sturgeon Christian Church, conducted by Dr. Bob Flanagan.
Ms. Hubble is survived by two sons, Douglas L. Hubble, of Hallsville, and Kenney Hubble of Columbia; one brother, James Roberts of Fenton; two sisters, Margaret Parkhill of Belleville, Ill. and Dorothy Silver of Sturgeon.
Memorials may be sent to Missouri Cancer Associates, 501 Keene St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Marjorie Amanda Lay of Columbia died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Lenoir Healthcare Center. She was 88.
Mrs. Lay was born Sept. 19, 1911, in Browning to Henry and Ella Neff Stufflbean. She married Stephen B. Lay in Linneus on June 21, 1933.
After working for the Continuing Education Department at MU for 19 years, she retired in 1976. She was a member of the Missouri United Methodist Church and an active member of the Susanna Circle, a women's organization at the church. She was also active in King's Daughters of Columbia.
Visitation for Mrs. Lay will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. The graveside service, conducted by Dr. Rhymes Moncure, will be at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Lay is survived by one son, James S. Lay of Columbia; one daughter, Patricia Hiner of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Mary Vincent of Kansas City; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Her husband, a brother and a sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, Mid-Missouri Chapter, 1121 Business Loop 70 E., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Roy Franklin Roberts
Roy Franklin Roberts of Columbia died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Columbia Manor Care Center. He was 86.
Mr. Roberts was born on April 13, 1914, in Huntsdale to William Franklin and Ethel Burks Roberts.
Mr. Roberts worked as laborer and was a member of the Huntsdale Baptist Church.
Services, conducted by Pastor Rodney Davis, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. 10th Street. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery at a later date.
Mr. Roberts is survived by two daughters, Frances Robb and Linda Wilson of Columbia; two sisters, Mary McMinn of Columbia and Betty Wren of St. Charles; three brothers, Mack of Columbia, Robert of Eureka, Calif., Glenn of Prairie Village, Kan.; five grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Two sisters and two brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Oakland Christian Church, 2929 E. Oakland Church Road, Columbia, 65202.
Mary Virginia Noel
Mary Virginia Noel died Monday, April 17, 2000 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She was 83.
Mrs. Noel was born March 21, 1917, in White Hall, Ill. to Edward and Veda Mae Anthony Newsum. She married Carson Smith Noel on October 6, 1941, in Columbia.
Mrs. Noel worked as a secretary for the maintenance department at Boone Hospital Center. She retired in 1980.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West. Graveside services will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
She is survived by a son, Carson Smith Noel Jr. of Tuscon, Ariz; four sisters, Eileen Cary of Coarsegold, Calif., Eloise Bowden of Higbee, Mo., Gertrude Thayer of Fresno, Calif., Shirley Parker of Anaheim, Calif. and two grandchildren.
Her husband and four sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Edna G. Whaley
Edna G. Whaley loved acting, dancing, painting, needlepoint and art.
Mrs. Whaley of Columbia died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at the Williamsburg. She was 87.
Mrs. Whaley was born June 27, 1912, in New Cambria to Charles Thomas and Lottie Burnett Tuttle. She married Albert Whaley on Dec. 26, 1929.
Because her husband was a signal maintainer on the Santa Fe railroad, Mrs. Whaley lived in numerous towns between Fort Madison, Iowa, and Kansas City. She taught informal acting classes to children in the different towns.
She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery and counter-cross stitching.
"Any kind of needle work she did beautifully," said her daughter, Patricia Queen.
Queen, who was once a junior high school music teacher, said her mother made costumes for some of Queens class productions.
She loved painting roses and flowers in watercolors, said Queen.
Mrs. Whaley was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at La Plata Cemetery.
Mrs. Whaley is survived by her daughter, Patricia D. Queen of Columbia; three great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Her husband and six sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, Mid-Missouri Chapter 1121, Business Loop 70 E., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Leroy "Wayne" Martin of Columbia died at his home on Saturday, April 15, 2000. He was 43.
Mr. Martin was born on Aug. 23, 1956, in St. Louis to Lloyd and Mary Kennon Martin.
Visitation for Mr. Martin will be from 9 to 10 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Martin will be buried at Dripping Springs Cemetery, 2701 Dripping Springs Road, in Columbia.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Nedra Thomas, of Columbia; his mother, Mary Tuck, of Mayfield, Ky.; three daughters, Amber Martin of Columbia, Shantelle Avery of St. Louis and Angie Martin of Florida; four brothers, Richard Martin of Bellflower, Philip Martin of Ohio, Dale Martin of Kentucky, and Bruce Martin of Renton, Wash.; four sisters, Anna Martin of Kentucky, Carol Kreigbaum of Florida, Shirley Martin of Kentucky and Julie Martin of Missouri; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
His father, one brother and one sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia Mo. 65202.
Eva Pauline Scott of Columbia died Sunday April 16, 2000 at her home. She was 78.
Mrs. Scott was born January 31, 1922 in Bellwood, Neb., to Stanton and Claudene Waldo Weyand.
Mrs. Scott married Robert F. Scott on June 28, 1958 in Jefferson City. She attended the Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church. During her winter stays in Weslaco, Texas, she attended the Rio Valley Estates Church. Mrs. Scott was a member of the Ladies Gold Association at Lake of the Woods Golf Course.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Robert Kerr, Pastor of Rio Valley Estates Church will be 3p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Columbia.
Mrs. Scott is survived by her husband Robert F. Scott of Columbia; two sons, Johnnie R. Cook and Jerry D. Cook both of Columbia; four daughters, Shirley J. Ricks of Columbia, Rhea Dawn Embree of Moberly, Paula Dene Shumaker of Springfield, Mo., and Toni Lu Hemmer of Chillicothe; one sister Elva Coats of Columbia; ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Three brothers, one sister and one grandson died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Indian Hills Bible Church, Attn. Rev. Robert Kerr, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Columbia, Mo. 65202 or to the charity of your choice.
Albert E. Wilson
Albert E. Wilson of Columbia died Friday, April 14, 2000. He was 81.
Mr. Wilson was born on Dec. 5, 1918, in St. Louis to Ernest and Myrtle Lewallen Wilson.
Mr. Wilson, who served in the U.S. Air Corps, was a prisoner of war in Japan. He was a member of the Senior Center, and he volunteered at University Hospital, The Wardrobe and the Columbia Art League.
There will be no visitation. Services, conducted by John Starman, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Burial for Mr. Wilson will be private.
A brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Phoenix Society Scholarship Fund, in memory of Albert Wilson, c/o Mary Calvin, P.O. Box 586, Ashland Mo. 65010.
Mattie Bass of Columbia, who taught at Nora Stewart Nursery School for 40 years, died Thursday, April 13, 2000 at the Williamsburg Nursing Facility. She was 87.
Ms. Bass was born on June 25, 1912 to James and Lula Mitchell Bass. She attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City but returned to Columbia to work for Nora Stewart Nursery School from 1945 until her retirement in 1985.
An active member in the Second Missionary Baptist Church, Ms. Bass was the former Sunday school superintendent for the church and served as the pastor's administrative assistant.
Her devotion and ardent efforts extended to the Mt. Carmel Baptist District Association. Ms. Bass was a long-time secretary in the Congress of Christian Education.
Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at Second Missionary Baptist Church. Services, conducted by the Rev. Donald McNeal, will immediately follow. The burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ms. Bass is survived by three nephews, Robert Bass Jr. of Long Beach, Calif., James Bass of Chatham, Ill., and Milton Bass of Peoria, Ill. Other surviviors include five great-neices and two half-sisters, Rosie Norman of Peoria, Ill., and Earlie M. Gordon of Chicago.
Ms. Bass was proceeded in death by her parents and three brothers.
Albert E. Wilson
Albert E. Wilson of Columbia died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 81.
Mr. Wilson was born Dec. 5, 1918, in St. Louis to Ernest and Myrtle Lewallen Wilson.
Mr. Wilson served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a prisoner of war in Japan. A member of the Senior Center, Mr. Wilson also volunteered at University Hospital and Clinics, The Wardrobe and the Columbia Art League.
Mr. Wilson was preceeded in death by his parents and one brother.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home.
Memorials can be sent to the Phoenix Society Scholarship Fund in memory of Albert Wilson, c/o Mary Calvin, P.O. Box 586 Ashland, Mo., 65010.
Mr. Wilson is survived by Ruth Starman, a close friend.
Margaret E. Dickerson was born the daughter of a Methodist minister and grew up with the understanding that people should be kind to one another. Her niece Mickey Havener remembers her as a generous person who loved people.
"She believed that no man should be an island, so to speak - that people needed to work together by being nice and doing things for each other," Havener said.
Margaret E. Dickerson died March 9, 2000, in a hospice in Mesa, Ariz. She was 86.
Mrs. Dickerson was born Oct. 1, 1913, to the Rev. Karl and Maude Davis in Callao. She married Orville Dickerson in Paris, Mo., on July 28, 1936. She lived in several Missouri towns including Columbia, Rocheport and Armstrong before she moved to Mesa.
Mrs. Dickerson loved to golf and to travel. Her daughter, Helen Tuttle, described her as an independent person. She was involved in the Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Dickerson led Girl Scout and Brownie troops. She played the piano and taught music. Mrs. Dickerson also worked as a volunteer fire fighter. About 20 years ago, after her husband's death, she moved from Missouri to Mesa.
There will be a local graveside service held at 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mrs. Dickerson is survived by one daughter, two granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
Albert Lee Jesse
Albert Lee Jesse of Centralia died Thursday, April 13, 2000. He was 69.
Mr. Jesse was born on Feb. 26, 1931, in Thompson to Howard and Thelma Jesse. He married Janet Self in Sturgeon.
Mr. Jesse graduated from Sturgeon High School in 1949. He worked at the National Refractories in Mexico, Mo., for 40 years. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Centralia, VFW Post 6276 in Centralia.
Visitation for Mr. Jesse will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Fenton Funeral Chapel, 104 S. Collier St. in Centralia. Military services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Fenton Funeral Chapel. Mr. Jesse will be interred in Centralia Cemetery.
Mr. Jesse is survived by his wife; two daughters, Jada Lea Jesse of Columbia and Connie Sue Jesse of Kansas City; two sons, Joseph Clayton Jesse of Columbia and Clinton Ray Jesse of Fulton; a sister, Dorothy "Betty" Pool of Centralia; a brother, Louis Jesse of Pittsburg, Kan.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 1316 Parkade Blvd., Columbia Mo., 65203.
A broken leg suffered during a training exercise at Fort Dix in 1943 sent Forest "Frosty" Steele to the hospital. Mr. Steele, a man with sparkling gray eyes and a dimple on his chin, soon fell in love with a nurse, C. Frances Weber.
Shortly thereafter, on Jan. 15, 1944, Mr. Steele and Weber were married. And thus began a relationship that produced a family and a wealth of stories.
Mr. Steele, of Columbia, an outdoorsman and family man, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at Boone Retirement Home. He was 82.
Mr. Steele's son Don has many fond memories of family vacations around the country, in particular one camping trip.
"My dad snapped a grizzly bear with a dish towel one morning after it ate our breakfast right off the picnic table," he said. "I was 5 years old and I remember it like it was yesterday. My mom, sister and I were in the car while my dad was trying to chase the bear off. All the people in the campgrounds thought he was nuts. He was kind of a character."
Mr. Steele was born to Ruben and Mary Ruth Jones Steele on Sept. 7, 1917. He grew up in Albany.
He served in the Army's 329th Field Artillery Unit. He remained in touch with his army buddies throughout his life. "He had friends all over," Don Steele said.
He attended Northwest Missouri Teachers College in Maryville. He worked for Sears, Roebuck and Co. for 22 years in Maryville and Columbia before retiring in 1970.
He then became involved in the Elks Lodge in Columbia. He served as secretary and was elected officer of the year in 1995-96.
Don Steele said his father was an adventuresome man, a cut-up with a spunky personality. "He had a lot of great stories to tell," he said. "He had a zest for life."
Visitation for Mr. Steele will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home in Maryville. Services, conducted by the Rev. Robert Ceperley, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nodaway Memorial Gardens in Maryville.
Mr. Steele is survived by his son; one daughter, Sharon West of Belton; one sister, Phyllis Houston of St. Joseph; and one grandson. His wife and two brothers died earlier.
Everett E. Hancock
Everett Edgar Hancock of Columbia died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Lenoir Health Care Center. He was 86.
Mr. Hancock retired in 1980 after serving as a Baptist minister. Before he joined the ministry, he taught at the New Haven School in Columbia for 14 years.
Mr. Hancock ministered at the Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church from 1968 to 1971 and later returned after he retired from teaching.
Mr. Hancock was born Oct. 6, 1913, in Syracuse, Mo., to Fred and Mary Sibbles Hancock.
Mr. Hancock married Virginia Kulmus on June 19, 1938, in Columbia.
Visitation for Mr. Hancock will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Parker Funeral Service. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church.
Mr. Hancock is survived by his wife, two nieces, one sister-in-law and four grandnieces and nephews.
Memorials may be sent to the Fellowship of John, 1 Hourigan Drive, Columbia 65201 or the Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church, 5350 E. Bonne Femme Road, Columbia 65201.
Carol A. Harris
Carol A. Harris of Columbia died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center of sclerosis of the liver. She was 30.
Mrs. Harris was born Sept. 23, 1969, to Sherril and Florence Walker Huffstetler in Charlotte, N.C. She attended York South Carolina High School. On April 11, 1991, she married David Harris in Mexico, Mo.
"She was a well-liked person," said Mr. Harris.
Mrs. Harris was an employee of Hardee's Restaurant. Her sister, Cathy Jenkins, said Mrs. Harris enjoyed fishing and playing cards in her spare time.
Visitation for Mrs. Harris will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 326 E. Breckenridge Drive, Mexico, Mo. Graveside services, conducted by the Rev. Raymond W. Hayes, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Elmwood Cemetery at the corner of Liberty Street and Elmwood Drive in Mexico.
Mrs. Harris is survived by her husband, David Harris; two sons, Michael Huffstetler and David Harris Jr., both of Columbia; two sisters, Cathy Jenkins of Fulton and Michelle Huffstetler of Columbia; two brothers, Edward Huffstetler of Columbia and Bobby Huffstetler of Charlotte, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
Frank V. Harris
Frank V. Harris died April 24, 2000, in Chicago, Ill. He was 82.
The Columbia resident was born Feb. 2, 1918, in Paris, Mo., to Garfield and Maudessa Moore.
He married Clara Harris, and was a member of Russell Chapel C.M.E. Church. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Richard T. Kelly American Legion Post #238.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Warren Funeral Chapel. Services, conducted by the Rev. John Loving, will be at noon on Saturday at Russell Chapel C.M.E. Church, 108 E. Ash St.
Mr. Harris is survived by his mother, Maudessa Moore; six sons, Frank Al West of Columbia, Neil Harris of Peoria, Ill., Larry Johnson of Atlanta, and Douglas Johnson, Mark Harris and Michael Harris, all of Chicago; seven daughters, Dorothy Ford of Los Angeles, and Patricia Harris, Sarita Frazier, Aquanetta Streeter, Ingrid Harris, Carolyn Harris and Brigette Gillespie, all of Chicago.
His father, one sister, two sons and his wife all died earlier.
Dianne R. Lyon
Dianne Raymond Lyon of Huntsville, Texas, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at her home. She was 64.
Mrs. Lyon was born Oct. 20, 1935, in Carrollton, to Willis Glen and Irene Halliburton Raymond. She married John Louis Lyon on June 2, 1957, in Boonville.
She attended Columbia Christian College, where she participated in the Equestrian Program, and MU, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority and graduated with a degree in physical education in 1957.
She taught collegiate sports at Southwest Missouri State University. She became a member of the LPGA and was listed as one of the top 100 teaching professionals. From 1977 to 1985, Mrs. Lyon was the MU Women's Golf Coach.
Visitation for Mrs. Lyon will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by Jed Angell, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Lyon is survived by two daughters, Rae Lyon Lee Jann Lyon, both of Centralia; and three grandchildren, Boone Lyon Lee, Britlyn Lee and John Brimeyer, all of Centralia.
Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Fay M. McMath
Fay Mayes McMath of Centralia died March 30, 2000, in Wilmington, N.C. She was 90.
Mrs. McMath was born on July 27, 1919, in Centralia to Beverly and Effie Davis Mayes. She married Wesley Marlowe Wright and later married Frank R. McMath.
Mrs. McMath was a member of First Christian Church in Centralia. She was a graduate of Chillicothe Business College and worked as a secretary for most of her life.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Ed Varnum, will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Centralia Cemetery.
Mrs. McMath is survived by one daughter, Beverly Bond of Nellysford, Va.; one brother, Brent Mayes of Centralia; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Both of her husbands died earlier.
Memorials can be sent to First Christian Church, 229 S. Rollins, Centralia, Mo. 65240.
Rosalie W. Dersham
Rosalie Wanda Dersham of Columbia died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Hilltop Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 79.
Mrs. Dersham was born July 13, 1920, in Knox, Pa. to Thomas E. and Elsie Holberg Gross. In 1943, she married Watson Dersham in Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Dersham was an avid golfer, and her husband described her as a gifted homemaker whose motherly guidance and counsel had a permanent impact on the success of her sons and an important bearing on his success.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Terry Hunsaker, will be held at a private graveside service today at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Dersham is survived by her husband; two sons, Thomas W. Dersham of Kansas City, and John A. Dersham of Birmingham, Ala.; two sisters, Elizabeth Weeter of Knox, Pa. and Beverly Heath of Dubois, Pa.; and two grandchildren.
Edna E. Eubank
Edna Eliza Eubank of Chesterfield expressed her love and dedication to her family and church throughout her life.
"She was a true homemaker. That's what she enjoyed doing," said her daughter Shirley Plegge.
Mrs. Eubank died Saturday April 22, 2000, at Westchester House in Chesterfield. She was 96.
Mrs. Eubank was born on Aug. 14, 1903, in Columbia to Clarence and Hattie Wade Pigg. She married Raymond Eubank in 1934 in Columbia. She lived in Columbia until she moved to Chesterfield four years ago to be close to her daughter.
In 1968 Mrs. Eubank retired from Boone County National Bank, where she was a teller for nearly 20 years.
"She really enjoyed her job at the Boone County National Bank," said Plegge. "She made a great deal of friends there and really took pride in her job."
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Columbia and had many hobbies.
"She enjoyed sewing, making quilts, gardening and she loved to cook," said Plegge.
The date of services has not been set. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.
Mrs. Eubank is survived by one son, C.P. Reid of Sun City, Fla.; one daughter, Shirley Plegge of Chesterfield; one sister, Mildred Duncan of Macon; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Her husband and one brother, Stephen Pigg, died earlier.
Mary M. Gonzales
Mary M. Gonzales of Columbia died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at The Williamsburg. She was 79.
Mrs. Gonzales was born June 1, 1920, in Oakland, Calif., to Manuel and Sophie Vasconcellos. She graduated from Fremont High School in Fremont, Calif.
In 1947, Mrs. Gonzales married Albert C. Gonzales in Oakland, Calif. She was a member of St. Alberts Catholic Church in Alameda, Calif.
Visitation for Mrs. Gonzales will be from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Memorial Funeral Home, beginning with a prayer service at 7 p.m. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Gonzales is survived by three daughters, Barbara Rodgers of Columbia, Loretta Gonzales of Mexico City, Mexico, and Joyce Ehler of Berkeley, Calif.; one brother, Albert Vasconcellos of Reno, Nev.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Her husband, a son, three brothers and a sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 1121 Business Loop 70 E, Columbia, MO 65201.
Robert Parsons, Jr.
Robert G. Parsons, Jr. of Columbia died Monday, April 24, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 59.
Mr. Parsons was born November 11, 1940, in Mexico, Mo., to Robert G. Parsons Sr. and Ethel M. Dowlin Parsons. He served with the 128th Field Artillery in the U.S. Army National Guard. On July 28, 1963, he married Judy Martin in Centralia.
Mr. Parsons was a life insurance agent with Met Life Insurance for 19 years and an active member and trustee of Missouri United Methodist Church.
He was the executive secretary of Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbia and retired in 1996. Mr. Parsons was also a member of Acacia Lodge #602, Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbia, York Rite #17 Columbia Chapter, Moolah Temple and Twilight Lodge #114.
Visitation for Mr. Parsons will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Missouri United Methodist Church. Services, conducted by the Rev. Rhymes Moncure, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Missouri United Methodist Church. He will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Parsons is survived by his wife, Judy Parsons; a son, Robert G. Parsons, III, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; a daughter, Julia P. Widhalm of Springfield.; a brother, James D. Parsons of Independence.; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Missouri United Methodist Church, Van Fund or other Trustee Projects, 204 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Roger Vernon Rupe
Roger Vernon Rupe of Columbia died Monday, April 24, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 73.
Mr. Rupe was born December 17, 1926, in Centralia, Ill., to Lowell Alexander and Berneze Jones Rupe. He married Helen E. Honecker on June 19, 1948.
Mr. Rupe served with the U.S. Army from March 1945 to December 1946. He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #280. He worked for Hillcrest Dairy and then Backer's Potato Chips.
Visitation for Mr. Rupe will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home. Services will be at noon Thursday at Garnier & Sons Funeral Home in Centralia, Ill.
Mr. Rupe is survived by one daughter, Dana Hill of Centralia; two brothers, Larry Rupe of Mexico, Mo., and William Rupe of Siesta Key, Fla.; and one grandson, Justin Hill of Centralia.
One son and one brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 1121 Business Loop 70 E., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Rachel Linn Wright Waggoner of Columbia died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. The cause of death is unknown because an autopsy has not been done yet. She was 30.
Mrs. Waggoner was born November 27, 1969, in Columbia to Mary Lou Wright and Sterling Barnett. She was a member of Bethel AME Church in Speed, Mo., was active in sports, cheerleading, student council and served as the homecoming queen. She graduated from Boonville High School in 1988 and attended college in Kansas City.
On May 14, 1994, she married Montana Waggoner. She worked for Shelter Insurance of Columbia for the past 6 years.
Visitation for Mrs. Waggoner will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Boonville and from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Morgan Street Baptist Church in Boonville. Services, conducted by the Rev. Wanda Alvis, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Morgan Street Baptist Church. Burial will be at Speed Cemetery in Speed, Mo.
Mrs. Waggoner is survived by her husband, Montana Waggoner; son Montana Waggoner II; daughter Madison Waggoner; mother Mary Lou Wright of Boonville; father Sterling Barnett of Fayette; grandmothers Mary B. Wright of Boonville and Mary Ann Barnett of Fayette; grandfather Sterling Barnett of California and mother-in-law Betty Waggoner of Texas.
Memorials may be made to accounts in the children's names through Shelter Insurance. For information, please call 445-1749.
Mary Phillis Campos
Mary Phillis Campos of Columbia died Sunday, April 23, 2000. She was 59.
Mrs. Campos was born May 27, 1940, in Charleston, W. Va., to William Talmadge and Sylvia Gray Rhodes Holmes. On July 8, 1965, she married Frank Campos in Ft. Hood, Texas. She was a member of the Prairie Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by her mother, Sylvia Lily of Charleston; her husband, Frank Campos of Columbia; three sons, Jimmy Campos and John Campos of Columbia and Rodney Haynes of Kentucky; a daughter, Kimberly Ward of Columbia; two brothers, Jerry Lily of Charleston, W. Virginia, and Bill Holmes of Orlando, Fla., and a sister Deanna Price of Reno, Nevada, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her father died earlier.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 1217 Business Loop 70 West.
Services, conducted by the Rev. John Foley, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home. Mrs. Campos will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 33 East Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Helen Rosalie Fetty
Helen Rosalie Fetty of Columbia died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at the Regional Care Center. She was 74.
Mrs. Fetty was born Oct. 3, 1925, in Opekiska, W.Va. to Clifford and Virginia Moon. She graduated from Fairmont Senior High School and got a job at the Federal Security Agency in Washington, D.C., during World War II. On Oct. 2, 1948, she married George Fetty in Fairmont, W. Va. Although she worked in dentistry most of her life, Mrs. Fetty was also a telephone operator in Fairmont.
For many years, Mrs. Fetty was a member of the American Dental Assistants Association. She worked in Fairmont, W.Va. and Homestead, Pa. as a certified dental assistant.
Visitation for Mrs. Fetty will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Fetty is survived by her husband; two brothers, Clifford Moon of Ocala, Fla. and Wesley Moon of Eastlake, Ohio; and three sisters, Anna McPherson of Columbia, Virginia Knisely of Fairmont, W.Va., and Sandra Turek of Cliffside Park, N.J.
Her parents and one sister, Kathleen Moon, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Ryan Denise Thompson
Ryan Denise Thompson died Saturday, April 22, 2000 at University Hospital and Clinics, as a result of an automobile accident near Pilot Grove. She was 18.
Miss Thompson was born April 9, 1982, in Kansas City to Shawna Thompson.Miss Thompson was a senior at Pilot Grove High School, treasurer of her class as well as an honor student. Miss Thompson also worked part-time at Gerke's Grocery in Pilot Grove. She had planned to go in to the Navy as a seaman recruit, and would have started active service in October.
Visitation will be between 7 and 9 p.m today at the Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Pilot Grove.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Gary Smith, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pilot Grove High School. Miss Thompson will be cremated.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Frank Griffin, both of Pilot Grove; one sister, Desiree Thompson of Pilot Grove and two half-brothers, Jonathon Halsey and Travis Halsey, both of Higginsville; one stepbrother, Justin Griffin of St. Louis, and one stepsister, Heather Griffin of Florida. Miss Thompson is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Dallas and Shirley Flaherty of Odessa; her paternal grandparents Jake and Donna Thompson of Syracuse; and a step-grandmother, Wilma Teter of Smithton.
Memorials may be sent to the Ryan Thompson Memorial Fund care of the Meisenheimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 35, Pilot Grove Mo., 65276.
Minnie Ola Hickem
Minnie Ola Hickem of Columbia died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at University Hospital and Clinics. She was 65.
Mrs. Hickem was born on March 3, 1935, to Clinton and Bessie Colbert Wright in Boone County.
She married Shannon Hickem and lived in Kansas City, where she was a member of St. Stephens Baptist Church for several years. After returning to Columbia, she joined Simpson Chapel A.M.E. Church. She was formerly employed at Columbia Gardens Nursing Home.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Mary Roby, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Simpson Chapel Church, 2707 County Road 269.
Visitation for Mrs. Hickem will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 204 E. Ash St.
Mrs. Hickem is survived by one brother, Benjamin Franklin Wright of Columbia; one sister, Jennie M. Johnson of Columbia; six daughters, Cora L. Turner, Bessie M. Williams, Sharon K. Brown, Margaret M. Hickem and Patricia Hickem, all of Columbia, and Sharon D. Fultz of Sacramento, Calif.; five sons, Donald G. Hickem, David G. Hickem, Shannon B. Hickem Jr., William L. Hickem and Raymond Hickem, all of Columbia; 28 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Her husband and one infant child died earlier.
Barbie Jane Johnson
Barbie Jane Johnson enjoyed a simple home life and found her greatest joy in her grandchildren.
"Before she got ill, she used to cross stitch and do sewing, but mainly she enjoyed her grandchildren," her son Rick Johnson said.
Mrs. Johnson of Columbia died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Truman Veterans Hospital. She was 61.
"Last night, one of the kids said she died of a broken heart," Rick Johnson said. "She had diabetes. Basically, her heart just gave out."
Mrs. Johnson was born July 23, 1938, in Boone County to Eddie Lawrence and Mable Pearl Fisher Davis. She married Robert A. Johnson in Macon.
Mrs. Johnson and her husband lived on a small farm south of Columbia where they raised their children and were able to spend much time together.
"We were some bad little kids," Rick Johnson said. He remembers his mother catching him and his brothers in mischievous acts such as throwing things in the toilet and knocking over paint cans.
"We were a family. Dad and mom did stuff with us when they could," Rick Johnson said.
Because most of their family lived in or near Columbia, they were always able to spend holidays together.
After her husband died in 1996, Mrs. Johnson moved to Columbia. She was a member of the Nashville Baptist Church.
"We all really miss her," Rick Johnson said.
Visitation for Mrs. Johnson will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Kevin Collins, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by four sons, Robert A. Johnson, Rick Johnson and Warren Johnson, all of Columbia, and John Johnson of Centralia; two sisters, Betty Clutts of Columbia and Susan Clevenger of Jefferson City; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Her parents, husband, one brother and five sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 2600 I-70 Drive N.W., Columbia, Mo. 65202; the American Diabetes Association, 1316 Parkade Blvd. Columbia, Mo. 65202; or the Nashville Baptist Church, Route N. Nashville Church Road, Ashland, Mo. 65010.
Lester L. Lewis
Lester L. Lewis of Harrisburg died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 73.
Mr. Lewis was born March 21, 1927, in Boone County to Saul and Clara Sims. Following their death, he was adopted by Loyd Samuel Lewis and Ima Sims Lewis. He married Nannie F. Rowland in 1946 in Fulton.
Mr. Lewis was a Navy veteran of World War II and a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the Harrisburg Christian Church and the Harrisburg Masonic Lodge.
Services, conducted by the Revs. Jed Angell and Kevin Jenkins, will be at 11 a.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetary.
Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, two sons, Mike Lewis and Bill Lewis, both of Harrisburg; two daughters, Cheryl Nichols and Leslie Morgan, both of Harrisburg; two sisters, Zeta Winn of Illinois, and Reda Whitledge of St. Louis; 14 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
One son, Ronnie Lewis and two brothers, Chester Sims and Harold Sims died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Harrisburg Christian Church, 201 E. Sexton, Harrisburg, Mo. 65256.