Dushawn Blanks was in good spirits and active despite suffering from cerebral palsy, said his grandfather, Maurice Logan.
Dushawn Maurice Blanks of Columbia died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center of complications from cerebral palsy. He was 3.
Dushawn was born Dec. 9, 1996, in Columbia to Darrell Eugene Blanks and Maneka Rochon Germany. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was 6 months old.
"He had a rough life," Logan said.
Logan remembered Dushawn looking around, his head moving as he sat in his car seat just a few days earlier.
"We all loved him," Logan said.
Visitation for Dushawn will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services, conducted by the Rev. John Foley, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Nilson Funeral Home. Dushawn will be buried in Columbia Cemetery.
Dushawn is survived by his parents, Darrell Eugene Blanks and Maneka Rochon Germany, both of Columbia; a brother Allan Flowers Blanks of Anchorage, Alaska; paternal grandparents, Allen Gene Blanks of Columbia and Eleanor Virginia Taylor of Chicago; and his maternal grandparents, Maurice and Karen Logan, both of Columbia.
A brother, Deven Lavall Germany, died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the family of Dushawn Blanks, c/o Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road, Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Julius Schrader Jr.
A decorated veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Julius Joseph Schrader Jr. of Columbia died on the Memorial Day observance, Monday, May 29, 2000, at Columbia Regional Hospital. He was 77.
Mr. Schrader fought in World War II with the 101st Airborne Army Infantry from January 1943 to November 1945, including service in the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium. He also served in Japan and Korea with the 7th Cavalry from 1947 to 1949.
Mr. Schrader retired with the rank of major, and during the course of his career he was awarded three Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, a Korean Service Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, a Combat Infantry Badge and a United Nations Service Medal.
Mr. Schrader was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and volunteered for 15 years with the American Red Cross and the Missouri Symphony. He was also director of vocational education at Fulton State Hospital from 1970 to 1980.
Mr. Schrader was born Nov. 8, 1922, in St. Joseph to Julius Joseph and Victoria Maria Roskowski Schrader.
Mr. Schrader married Elaine Kintigh June 9, 1947, in Kansas City and later married Margaret A. Armento August 20, 1983, in Columbia.
He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee and a master's degree in industrial education from MU.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., with a prayer service beginning at 8 p.m. Services, conducted by Monsignor Michael Flanagan, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 903 Bernadette Drive. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mr. Schrader is survived by his wife, Margaret A. Armento Schrader of Columbia; two sons, Jerry J. Schrader of Kirkwood and James M. Schrader of Hartsburg; one brother, Henry Schrader of Lombard, Ill.; one sister, Rose Mary Weatherman of Anchorage, Alaska; and six grandchildren.
One daughter, Jennifer S. Wiegel, died earlier.
Joshua Freeman Baker's time with his new family was short, but he will be loved forever.
"Even though we had just a short time with him, we were fortunate to have him," Joshua's father, David E. Baker said. "We love him."
Baker was born at Boone Hospital Center at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, at least 20 weeks before his anticipated due date. He died later that afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the hospital.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., conducted by the Rev. Russell Freeman.
Baker is survived by his parents, David E. and Jennifer L. Hooper Baker of Columbia; his paternal grandparents, Ronald and Kay Baker of Columbia; his maternal grandmother, Sandra Bruch of Columbia; and his paternal great-grandmother, Bessie Baker.
His maternal grandfather, Gilbert Franklin Hooper, died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Joshua Baker Memorial, c/o United Community Cathedral, Columbia, Mo. They may be sent to Memorial Park Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Wallace Bentley was known for work ethic
Wallace F. Bentley knew the meaning of hard work. After all, he started working when he was 9 years old. In fact, up until Mr. Bentley was 75, he was still operating his own trucking company, Wallace Bentley and Son Sanitation and Hauling Service.
Mr. Bentley died Tuesday night at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville. He was 88.
His son, Maurice F. Bentley, remembers his father's work ethic.
"He was one of the hardest working men I've ever known," he said. "While I was growing up, he built our home while he was working for the University. There would be nights when I would help him, and, in the wee hours of morning, I'd wake up in some corner of the room, and he'd still be working."
Besides working for his own business, Mr. Bentley worked for the University of Missouri, worked on the railroad and dynamite crew and drove children to school in the '50s. Mr. Bentley was a collector of sorts as well.
"He was a 'What-Not' collector," Bentley said. "Everything he'd see had some sort of use to it."
Rosemary Kearney, Mr. Bentley's daughter, fondly remembers her father.
"I remember the way he loved and took care of my mother," Kearney said. "They used to go together to collect aluminum cans to get money to give to her church, Church of God and Christ in Fayette."
Mr. Bentley also loved to fish and hunt.
"He used to tell us kids a story of how when he was hunting in the field and didn't have a gun, he'd jump out of his truck and run down rabbits because he was faster than they were," Kearney said.
Born Jan. 15, 1912, to George A. and Armilda M. Petty in Howard County, Mr. Bentley was a member of Fayette's Second Baptist Church. He married Ethel Mae Gaines on Oct. 30, 1951. She died earlier.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the H.T. May and Son Funeral Home, 304 Tolsen, in Fayette. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Second Baptist Church in Fayette, where he was a member. The Rev. Horace Hopkins will preside. Mr. Bentley will be buried in Fayette.
Survivors include one son, Maurice F. Bentley of Fayette; one daughter, Rosemary Kearney of Kansas City; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Bentley's wife, three children, two sisters and one brother died earlier.
Grace L. Chandler
Grace Lillian Chandler of Columbia died June 8, 2000, at Columbia Regional Hospital in Columbia. She was 91.
Mrs. Chandler was born Jan. 9, 1909, in Boone County to Albert L. and Ada B. Fulkerson Asbury. A ward secretary for Boone County, Mrs. Chandler was married to Raymond E. Chandler on Dec. 6, 1931, in Columbia.
Visitation for Mrs. Chandler will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service and Crematory, 22 N. Tenth St. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Webster Brown and the Rev. Fred Neiger at 10 a.m. Saturday. Mrs. Chandler will be buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.
Mrs. Chandler is survived by her sons, Melvin L. and Richard C. Chandler, and her sister, Gerry Nichols, all of Columbia.
Her husband and her sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo. 65205.
Bernice Ivy Roberts
Bernice Ivy Roberts of Tampa, Fla., died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at the John Knox Village Life Care Retirement Center in Tampa. She was 99. Mrs. Roberts was born on Sept. 20, 1900, in Kellerton, Iowa, to Mr. and Mrs. Lee W. Reynolds. She lived most of her life in Columbia and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
"She was well thought of by all the members of the church," said Webster Brown, her former pastor. "She lived close to the church, participated in all the church activities and served the people almost in a hostess manner."
She is survived by her sister, June R. Miller of Tampa.
Her husband, a son, two brothers and a sister died earlier.
Interment will be in Columbia with Memorial Funeral Home handling arrangements. Mrs. Roberts will be cremated and memorial services will be conducted at a later date.
Leanna Myers of Columbia died Monday, June 5, 2000. She was 17. Visitation for Ms. Myers will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. Fourth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Stafford Moore of Cape Girardeau, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul A.M.E Church, 501 E. Park Ave.
Ms. Myers was born May 23, 1983, in Cape Girardeau to Michael Moore and Laura Myers. She attended Hickman High School and was formerly employed at McDonald's Restaurant in Columbia.
Ms. Myers will be buried in Columbia.
Ms. Myers is survived by her daughter, LeaJohna Sanders of Columbia; her mother, Laura Myers of Columbia; her father, Michael Moore of Cape Girardeau; three sisters, Amber Myers, Brandi Myers and Ebony Myers, all of Columbia; one brother, Justin Myers of Columbia; and her maternal grandparents, Jerry and Betty Myers of Columbia.
Memorials may be sent to Leanna's Memorial Fund, Mizzou Credit Union, P.O. Box 1795, Columbia, Mo. 65205-1795.
Alta V. Hudnell
Alta Virginia Hudnell of Harrisburg died Monday, June 5, 2000, at her home. She was 82.
Ms. Hudnell was born Jan. 7, 1918, in Boone County to Jesse M. and Mabel A. Hartwig Rice. She married Silas T. Hudnell Oct. 19, 1935, in Boone County. Ms. Hudnell was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was also a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Harrisburg Chapter of Eastern Star.
Visitation for Ms. Hudnell will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Bus. Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by Pastor Greg Johnson, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Ms. Hudnell's body will be buried in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ms. Hudnell is survived by three sons, Jerry T. Hudnell of Sturgeon, James M. Hudnell of Columbia and Jeffrey C. Hudnell of Burlington, Colo.; one daughter, Linda Duerst of Burlington, Colo.; two brothers, Grover N. Rice of Clinton Township, Mich., and Estil M. Rice of Ashland; one sister, Thelma Martin of Columbia; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Harrisburg Chapter of Eastern Star.
Barbara Olney Harline
Barbara Olney Harline campaigned door-to-door with her son Matthew when he ran for the Columbia City Council. She did not miss his graduation from graduate school at MU, even though she was ill and had to tote around medical equipment. She did everything for her children.
"She loved us very much, and we knew that," said her son Timothy Harline. "She taught us to love life and to have fun."
Ms. Harline, of Kansas City, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at her home. She was 71.
Ms. Harline led her children by example. She appreciated the small things in life, and her children said her eyes would light up at the sight of flowers or an old stuffed animal that meant a lot to the family.
"She never lost that childlike ability to see things, to be happy about things," Timothy Harline said.
Ms. Harline was born April 29, 1929, in Kansas City. She spent most of her life in Kansas City, but like many MU students, Columbia became her home as well.
Her son, Matthew Harline, described Ms. Harline as both busy and involved; people saw those characteristics as early as college. At MU, she was a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority. She also joined Women in Communications and later became president of the group's Greater Kansas City professional chapter.
She graduated from the MU School of Journalism in 1949, and returned home to Kansas City to begin a long career in journalism and motherhood.
Ms. Harline began her career as a writer and reviewer for the Kansas City Star, and later worked at Dick Richardson Company. She ended her career as an editor at Marion Laboratories. She also volunteered as an editor with the Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project.
Work was very important to her. Matthew Harline recalled a co-worker who said Ms. Harline stood over the desk she had occupied for 18 years and said she didn't want to leave.
"She never stopped; she never gave up," Matthew Harline said.
Ms. Harline surrounded herself with people and things she loved. Pictures of her only grandchild covered Ms. Harline's desk, the desk she never wanted to leave.
Ms. Harline is survived by her daughter, Miriam Harline of Fall City, Wash.; two sons, Matthew Harline of Columbia and Timothy Harline of Silver Spring, Md.; and her granddaughter, Katherine Harline of Columbia.
Her husband of 49 years, Kenneth J. Harline, died earlier.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Park Lawn Funeral Home, Hillcrest Road at 83rd Street, Kansas City, Mo.
Memorials may be made to the World Wildlife Fund or the Sierra Club.
Helen Olga Lass
Helen Olga Lass loved charities. Helping others was something that was very important to her. Year after year she devoted her time and talent to donating food and raising money for anything she deemed a good cause.
"UNICEF and the food bank were two of her favorites," said her husband Terry Lass.
Mrs. Lass, of Columbia, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, of pneumonia at University Hospital. She was 51.
Mrs. Lass was born Aug. 23, 1948, in Schiller Park, Ill., to James and Nina Deaville.
After graduating from high school in 1966, Mrs. Lass attended Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., until 1969. An Honor Scholarship student, she majored in art and political science. She was later employed as a legal secretary.
While at Millikin, she met Terry Lass, whom she married Aug. 2, 1969. The couple's only child, Tristam Andrew Lass, was born Sept. 28, 1972.
While Mrs. Lass held a number of part-time and full-time jobs, she devoted herself first and always to her son and her husband. She had a rare gift for life; some of her house plants are nearly 30 years old.
Mrs. Lass is survived by her husband, Terry Russell Lass of Columbia; her son, Tristam Andrew Lass of Columbia; a brother, James Deaville of Dundas, Ontario, Canada; and a sister, Irene Johnson of White Plains, N.Y.
Private services will be held Wednesday in Cooperstown, N.Y.
The family asks that those who wish to honor Mrs. Lass' memory contribute to the Central Missouri Food Bank.
Goldie Mae Lane
Goldie Mae Lane of Columbia died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 89.
Mrs. Lane was born April 1, 1911, in Boone County to Earnest and Ada Toalson Hartley. She married James E. Lane in 1944.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Slade Skipper, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Mrs. Lane will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Lane is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mrs. Lane was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and one sister. Memorial contributions may be sent to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1013, Columbia, Mo. 65205.
Orzelle E. Kaufmann
Orzelle Elizabeth Kaufmann of Columbia died Friday, June 2, 2000, at her daughter Judy Purtell's home. She was 86.
Purtell was taking care of Ms. Kaufmann since last Sunday.
"She was a wonderful grandmother and she is going to be greatly missed by her entire family, by all of her family," said Christy Bartelt, the wife of Ms. Kaufmann's grandson Rick Bartelt. "She had a very close relationship with all of us."
Christy Bartelt remembered, "She would baby-sit when our children were a little younger, and even recently she would baby-sit for us."
Ms. Kaufmann was born and raised in Stanhope, Iowa, and later lived in Milwaukee. She had lived in Columbia since 1993.
"She moved to Columbia at the same time that her daughter moved to Columbia to be near her grandson Rick's family," Christy Bartelt said.
Before Ms. Kaufmann retired from Bostons Store as a cosmetician, she was employed with Federated Department Stores in Milwaukee and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Gross Yaksh Post of Milwaukee. She was also a member of Congregational Church in Milwaukee, where she served as church treasurer for 35 years. Visitation for Ms. Kaufmann will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery, where she will be buried.
Ms. Kaufmann is survived by a daughter, Judy Purtell of Columbia; two sisters, Bonnie Granville and Helen Hove of Webster City, Iowa; two grandsons, Rick Bartelt of Columbia and Randy Bartelt of Lincoln, Neb.; and five great-grandchildren, Meredith, Aaron and Alexis Bartelt of Columbia and Sarah and Amber Bartelt of Lincoln, Neb.
Ms. Kaufmann's parents, husband and one sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Fellowship of John, c/o Lenoir Retirement Community, 3612 Lenoir St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Donald W. Bowne
Donald Wayne Bowne, 59, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at his home in Sturgeon. Mr. Bowne was born Aug. 23, 1940, in Audrain County to Harry Nelson and Mae Barnes Bowne. Mr. Bowne served in the Army and was in the family farming operation.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Meador and Son Funeral Home in Sturgeon. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Meador and Son Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Mount Horeb Cemetery in Sturgeon.
Mr. Bowne is survived by two brothers, Buford Nelson Bowne and Marty Gene Bowne; two nieces, Janelle Bowne and Jani Bowne; and nephew Devon R. Bowne.
Memorials may be made to Sturgeon Christian Church, Sturgeon.