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MISSOURI - Boone County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 17

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 16 April 2008, at 5:52 p.m.

Dusty Marisa Kurtz
Dusty Marisa Kurtz of Columbia died Tuesday, June 28, 2000, at University Hospital. She was 21.
The Boone County Medical Examiner refused to disclose the cause of death.
Ms. Kurtz was born Jan. 8, 1979, in Columbia to George Daniel Kurtz and Pamela Lavern Bowden. Ms. Kurtz moved to Columbia after living in Topeka, Kan. She worked as a waitress and enjoyed camping and canoeing.
Visitation for Ms. Kurtz will be from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Bruce Caldwell, will follow at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Parker Funeral Service.
Ms. Kurtz is survived by her mother, Pamela Bowden of Columbia; her father, George Daniel Kurtz of Columbia; five brothers, Dallas Eugene Kurtz of Columbia, Brant Joseph Bowden aboard the Navy aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy, and Dylan Kurtz, Austin Kurtz, and Justin Smith, all of Topeka, Kan.; her maternal grandmother, Lucille Bowden of Perry, Kan.; and her paternal grandfather, John Kurtz of Wichita, Kan.
Her maternal grandfather and maternal grandmother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Dusty Kurtz fund, c/o Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St., Columbia, Mo. 65205.

Lavonda Mitchell
Lavonda Faye Mitchell of Rocheport died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at her home. She was 39. The medical examiners have yet to release the cause of death.
Ms. Mitchell was born March 1, 1961, in Iberia, Mo., to Elvis Mitchell and Sara Riemensnider Mitchell. She lived in Dixon and Jefferson City before moving to Columbia.
After graduating from the Sinclair School of Practical Nursing, she worked at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center for many years.
She went back to school at MU and graduated with honors and a bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy. She had been working at Columbia Regional Hospital as a respiratory therapist.
During her life, Ms. Mitchell used her compassionate nature and nursing skills to help others during the course of her career.
Services will be conducted 2 p.m., Saturday at the Lighthouse Bible Church in Rocheport.
Ms. Mitchell is survived by her mother, Sara Mitchell of Rocheport; one son, Matthew Ryan Mitchell of Rocheport; two sisters, Jackie Johns of Fulton and Carol Calderon of St. Louis; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Her father died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the McCambridge Center for Women, 201 N. Garth St., Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Ida May Rice
Ida May Rice of Columbia died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Candlelight Lodge. She was 91.
She cared for people her entire life. Mrs. Rice stayed busy caring for people who needed her help as a mother and wife, a friend and an active member of the church.
"She wasn't out volunteering for everything," said her niece Susie Rice. "She spent most of her life giving to people."
"I bet she spent over one million hours playing Racko, a card game, with her family and friends," Susie Rice said.
Mrs. Rice, who was born on June 9, 1909, to Marvin and Minnie Williams Long, took great pride in her roses around her house. She was always sure to show them to guests. In addition, she and her husband worked together caring for the grass and shrubs at their church, Memorial Baptist.
The two, who were married nearly 70 years, also worked together as custodians at Benton Elementary school.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Services, conducted by Robert Lively, will follow at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West. Mrs. Rice will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Rice is survived by two sisters, Evalyne McCallister of Columbia and Mabel Owen of Tucson, Ariz.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Virgil Rice; her daughter, Juanita Packham; two brothers and a sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Memorial Baptist Church, 1634 Paris Rd., Columbia Mo.

Roy R. Hicks
Roy R. Hicks knew how to cook ... and he did it well.
He cooked for his children, grandchildren and MU students during his tenure with MU.
His younger sister can attest to the food's quality.
"He was a wonderful cook!" Dorothy Rowles said. "I ate his food every chance I got."
His granddaughter remembers the crawfish he cooked.
"He'd cook 'em until they were really, really hot," Donna Simmons said. "You could hardly pick 'em up."
Mr. Hicks, 69, of Columbia died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at his home from cancer.
Mr. Hicks was born on Jan. 14, 1931, in Boone County to Edward Herndon and Luella Williams.
A graduate of Douglass High School, he married Cecelia Coats Hicks on March 25, 1950. Four years later, he enlisted in the Army where he spent his next three years.
He was employed by Campus Dining Services at MU where he cooked in the Pershing Dining Hall.
Visitation for Mr. Hicks will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Warren Funeral Home Chapel, 10 N. 4th Street in Columbia. Services, conducted by the Rev. Raymond Hayes, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 204 E. Ash. He will be buried in at Columbia Cemetery.
Mr. Hicks is survived by his wife; one son, Larry G. Hicks of Columbia; one daughter, Linda D. Brown of Columbia; two brothers, James E. Edwards of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Thomas Edwards of Gardenia, Calif.; five sisters, Edith Prince and Patsy Nelson, both of Columbia, Wanda Faye Incles of Blue Springs, Dorothy Rowles of Kansas City, and Vicky Battles of Tulsa, Okla.; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Two brothers and one sister died earlier.

James William Fuchs
James William Fuchs Sr. of Overland Park, Kan., died Monday, June 19, 2000, near Bethany, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was 47.
Mr. Fuchs was born on April 21, 1953, in Washington, D.C., to Ruth C. Hensley and George J. Fuchs Jr. He attended MU, graduating in 1975 with a degree in education. He worked for American Family Insurance for more than 15 years and had a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Services were held Thursday. Mr. Fuchs was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Fuchs is survived by his parents, Ruth C. Hensley and George J. Fuchs Jr.; two children, Emily Fuchs and James W. Fuchs Jr.; a sister, Cathy A. Deneault; and a brother, George J. Fuchs, III.
Memorial contributions can be made to Catholic Charities.

Mercedes Lois Allen
Friends of Mercedes Lois Allen said she could "feel the music" that flowed from the organ at First Church of Christ, Scientist.
Mrs. Allen of Columbia died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at University Hospital and Clinics. She was 89.
After her move to Columbia in 1993, Mrs. Allen became an active member of the church. She worked as a member of the board of directors, Sunday school superintendent and Sunday school teacher.
"She was a very loved member of the church," said LaNelle Young, librarian at the Christian Science Reading Room. "She loved teaching her class with the little folks."
Mrs. Allen was born Sept. 9, 1910, in Kansas City to Homer and Zoda Diggs. She attended Kansas City Public Schools.
Before moving to Columbia to be with her daughter, Ann, Mrs. Allen lived in Ottumwa, Iowa, for 34 years.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Duane Burghard, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Sugar Grove Baptist Church, 5400 Sugar Grove Road. There will be no burial service.
Mrs. Allen is survived by her daughter, Ann R. Jones of Columbia; one brother, James A. Diggs of Kansas City; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Two husbands, three sisters and two brothers died earlier.

Rowena Baumgartner
Rowena G. Baumgartner of Columbia enjoyed making quilts for her grandchildren and other family members. She also volunteered, doing administrative work for the Sunday school program at Millersburg Baptist Church, said her husband, Billy J. Baumgartner.
Mrs. Baumgartner died Monday, June 26, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 77.
Mrs. Baumgartner was born Oct. 4, 1922, in Wheeler, Kan., to George W. and Sadie M. Reich Cathey. She graduated from Hickman High School in 1942. She devoted the majority of her time to raising her children, but also helped out at her husband's dental laboratory in downtown Columbia.
Visitation for Mrs. Baumgartner will be 6 to 8 tonight at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Robert Frey and the Rev. B.J. Chapman, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Service. Mrs. Baumgartner will be buried in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Baumgartner is survived by her husband; two sons, William E. Baumgartner of San Jose, Calif., and Melvin L. James of Wichita, Kan.; three daughters, Mary Ann Kennedy and Doretta Jean Forrester of Columbia, and Jane Lou Yocom of Freemont, Calif.; three sisters, June Hall, Venita Moreau and Freda Willis, all of Columbia; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Two sisters and two great-grandchildren died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, Mid-Missouri Chapter, 1121 Business Loop 70 E., Columbia, Mo. 65201, or to Millersburg Baptist Church, Route 5, Fulton, Mo. 65251.

Robert Robinson
Baseball was always a part of Robert Robinson's life. He played little league as a kid growing up in Fulton and got hooked on the sport. Later, he combined his love of children with his passion for baseball as the coordinator of the Douglass Bulldog Little League for children in the Douglass Park neighborhood.
"He really cleaned up the area and made baseball affordable for those kids. He loved working with those kids," said his sister, Elaine Saverson.
Robinson, of Columbia, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000. He was 41. The cause of death is unknown.
Mr. Robinson was born Nov. 21, 1958, in Fulton to Bessie Lue and Thomas W. Robinson, Sr. He attended Fulton Public Schools and worked for Green Funeral Home for many years. In addition to his job with the Douglass league, Mr. Robinson was a coach at Field Elementary School and Columbia College. He was active at the Simpson Chapel Church in Columbia and Calvary Baptist Church in Fulton.
"He was well-liked and well-known," said his brother, Thomas W. Robinson, Jr. "He played baseball with the lieutenant governor. His pastor was his best friend. Everyone knew him."
Visitation for Mr. Robinson will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 204 E. Ash St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Carlton Caldwell, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Fulton. Mr. Robinson will be buried at Southside Cemetery in Fulton.
Mr. Robinson is survived by two sons, Xazier M. Gardner-Robinson of Boonville and Montrez D. Robinson of Columbia; one daughter, LaToya A. Robinson of Columbia; his mother, Bessie Robinson of Fulton; his father, Thomas W. Robinson, Sr., of Mexico, Mo.; four sisters, Elaine Saverson of Columbia, Pamela Steptoe of Harrisburg, Pa., Mary Thomas and Rebecca Long, both of Lynchburg, Va.; four brothers, Thomas W. Robinson, Jr., of San Diego, Randy D. Robinson of Columbia, Samuel Robinson and Brad Robinson, both of Lynchburg, Va.; one brother-in-law, Eric Saverson of Columbia; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
One brother died earlier.
"He was a good man," Saverson said. "He was a good friend, that's what he was, because he was always there for you, day or night."

Eddie Bugg
Eddie Bugg of Hermitage died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at the Sac Osage Hospital in Osceola. He was 86.
Mr. Bugg was born April 17, 1914, in Centralia to Newman and Olive Marshall Bugg.
Mr. Bugg, who worked as a truck driver for the majority of his life, married Elizabeth Siese on July 22, 1946.
Visitation will be at noon today at Meador and Son Funeral Chapel, Sneed and Rollins streets, Centralia. Services, conducted by Jed Angell of the Friendship Christian Church, will follow the visitation at 1 p.m.
He is survived by one sister, Lucy Miller of Centralia.
Mr. Bugg will be buried in the Centralia Cemetery.

Floyd Ira Calvin
Floyd Ira Calvin of Columbia died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 85.
Mr. Calvin was born Sept. 14, 1914, in Boone County to Robert and Lucy Frey Calvin. He married Lillian Gertrude Garrett on Dec. 23, 1936. She died earlier.
On Aug. 7, 1999, Mr. Calvin married Lena Snipes.
He was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church. He worked in construction most of his life, then worked for MU in maintenance.
Visitation for Mr. Calvin will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West. Services, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Stuart, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Calvin is survived by his wife, Lena Calvin of Columbia; two sons, Jerry Calvin of Columbia and Ronald Calvin of Hallsville; two daughters, Gail Daly of Columbia and Betty Palmer of Centralia; one sister, Loretta Holt of Columbia; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Four brothers, four sisters and two grandsons died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.

Birch Emery Monroe
Birch Emery Monroe of Boonville died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital. He was 94.
Mr. Monroe was born Feb. 28, 1906, in Prairie Home to James and Maude Mason Monroe. Mr. Monroe married Helen Banty Monroe on March 8, 1941.
Mr. Monroe owned and operated E. Monroe Trucking Service in Boonville for several years. He was a member of Morgan Street Baptist Church, and served in the Air Force in World War II. He was also a member and past commander of Taylor Jones Post No. 79.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Horace Hopkins, will be at 1 p.m. today at Morgan Street Baptist Church, 811 Morgan, in Boonville. Mr. Morgan will be buried at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Boonville.
He is survived by his foster son, Leonard Crump of Aurora, Colo.; three nieces, Loretta Morris and Edna Elbert of Kansas City, and Cynthia Grant of Columbia; one nephew, Michael Crump of Aurora, Colo.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
His wife, three brothers and two sisters died earlier.

Raymond J. O'Brien
Raymond J. O'Brien of Columbia died Saturday, June 24, 2000 from Wilson's disease. He was 49.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 tonight at Christian Fellowship Church, 4600 Christian Fellowship Road. Funeral services, officiated by Clay Spencer and Phil Schaefer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Christian Fellowship Church.
He is survived by his wife, Laurie O'Brien of Columbia; one son, Stephen O'Brien of St. Louis; two daughters, Sarah O'Brien and Mary O'Brien, both of St. Louis; his mother, Margaret O'Brien of St. Louis; four sisters, Margaret Pendino, Florence Bamert and Ellen O'Sullivan, all of St. Louis, and Mary Findall of North Carolina; four brothers, John "Jack" O'Brien, Eugene "Butch" O'Brien and Pat O'Brien, all of St. Louis and Tim O'Brien of Cape Cod, Mass.
Mr. O'Brien is also survived by his father-in-law, Jerry Phelan; his mother-in-law, Pat Phelan; two sisters-in-law, Kathleen Green and Julia Hogan; and one brother-in-law, Timothy Phelan, all of Columbia.
His father, Eugene A. O'Brien, sister Shelia O'Brien Walsh and brother-in-law Michael Phelan died earlier.

Samuel Scott
Samuel Thomas Scott of Columbia died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at his home. He was 75.
Mr. Scott was born March 6, 1925, in Carrollton to Alva and Harriett Samuels Scott. He was a graduate of Carrollton High School, William Jewell College and the Chicago School of Podiatry. He served in the Air Force during World War II, and worked as a counselor for 30 years at Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center in Columbia. He was also a member of the Carrollton Masonic Lodge.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Joe Barone, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Graveside-Carroll Memory Garden, Carrollton.
Mr. Scott is survived by his sister, Margaret McDonald of Carrollton; his sister-in-law, Jo Ann Station of Carrollton; five nephews and one niece.
Two brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the National Olympic Association.

Ray O'Brien
Ray O'Brien had an unforgettable spirit and eternal hope.
"Ray came into an active relationship with Jesus Christ in the early 1970s," said Philip Schaefer, pastor of Christian Fellowship Church, where Mr. O'Brien was a member. "That really changed his outlook on life and even how he would approach his disease. That relationship with God gave him hope beyond his disease and gave him faith in something bigger than just this life."
After a long fight with Wilson's disease, Raymond J. O'Brien of Columbia died Saturday, June 24, 2000. He was 49.
While the disease limited his speech and coordination, Mr. O'Brien worked with a small church group and as an assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 68.
Scouting was a passion that allowed Mr. O'Brien to bring his faith and his spirit to youth.
"He would remind the boys that a scout is reverent," said Jeff Moe, scoutmaster for Troop 68. "It was his faith in God that allowed him to give 100 percent, and he always encouraged the boys to do the same. He raised the bar for them and helped them do their best."
Moe also said Mr. O'Brien's sense of humor gave him his nickname, "Tigger."
"He had Tigger slippers that he would wear when we went camping," Moe said. "He always had a joke to tell, and was very positive and upbeat."
His scouts remember him as a spirited, comical force.
"I used to tease him because he had a scouting tan," said Derek Flood-Lorber, senior patrol leader for Troop 68.
Mr. O'Brien's first experience at Boy Scout Summer Camp is a testament to his dedication and determination. When no other parents could go, Mr. O'Brien volunteered to accompany 20 scouts with the help of another scout's grandmother.
He also enjoyed working with the new scouts in Troop 68.
"We'd get a group of new scouts and he'd take them under his wing," Moe said.
"The troop will seem a bit empty without Ray," said Flood-Lorber.
Despite an intense battle with a rare illness, O'Brien maintained his hopeful spirit.
"He didn't let the limitations of his physical illness limit his outlook on life or limit his spirit," Schaefer said. "He realized that his body is one thing, but his spirit goes on."
He is survived by his wife, Laurie O'Brien of Columbia; one son, Stephen O'Brien of St. Louis; two daughters, Sarah O'Brien and Mary O'Brien, both of St. Louis; his mother, Margaret O'Brien of St. Louis; four sisters, Margaret Pendino, Florence Bamert and Ellen O'Sullivan, all of St. Louis, and Mary Findall of North Carolina; four brothers, John "Jack" O'Brien, Eugene "Butch" O'Brien and Pat O'Brien, all of St. Louis and Tim O'Brien of Cape Cod, Mass.
His father and a sister died earlier.
Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Christian Fellowship Church, 4600 Christian Fellowship Road. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christian Fellowship Church.

John E. Ralph
John E. Ralph of Ashland died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 78.
"His favorite holiday was Christmas," his daughter Paula Ralph said. "He welcomed family and friends for Christmas gatherings and always had gifts for all."
Mr. Ralph enjoyed entertaining friends and family, spending time in his flower garden and having cookouts and parties, to which everyone was welcome.
He was an avid baseball fan all his life and a St. Louis Cardinal fan for more than 50 years.
"In his youth, he played baseball and was invited to tryout for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Baseball Leagues," Paula Ralph said. "He didn't pursue the opportunity because he didn't want to travel away from his family during the season."
"He was a people-person, very concerned with helping anywhere he could," his wife, Ada Ralph, said.
Mr. Ralph was born to John and Lillie Ralph Dec. 13, 1921, in Mokane.
He graduated from Sumner High School in Booneville and lived in New Franklin before moving to Columbia in the 1940s. He was a member of Richard T. Kelly American Legion Post 238 and served in the Army from 1942 to 1945.
Visitation for Mr. Ralph will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. Fourth St. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 204 E. Ash St. Mr. Ralph will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Ralph is survived by his wife; two brothers, James Ralph of Las Vegas and Leon Stapleton of Kansas City; two sons, John Ralph of Ashland and Timothy Ralph of Columbia; three daughters, Mary Moore and Janice Ralph, both of Columbia, and Paula Ralph of Silver Spring, Md.; and two grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
One sister and two brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Warren Funeral Chapel.

Florence Rice
Florence "Shorty" Rice of Columbia died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Columbia Manor. She was 91.
Mrs. Rice was born April 26, 1909, in Alva, Okla., to Walter and Effie Jackon Little.
"She took care of her father, father-in-law and sisters until they passed away," said Glenda Strawn, a friend and caretaker of Mrs. Rice for more than 20 years.
"I've kind of been like a daughter to her and handled all her affairs because she doesn't have any family," Strawn said.
Strawn met Mrs. Rice at the Woodlandville Extension Club, where they served meals to people in need.
"She loved auctions and making quilts," Strawn said. "She kept very few for herself. She gave them all away."
"She was well known for her iris garden," Strawn said. "Every time she moved, she moved that iris garden with her."
Mrs. Rice, nicknamed Shorty because of her 5-foot-9-inch height, loved playing cards on Saturday nights and horseback riding with friends.
"She regretted never having children, but she loved kids," Strawn said. "She was really good at baking and decorating cakes. Every Christmas, she would make boxes of cookies to give people."
Mrs. Rice married Everet J. Rice in 1931 in Columbia. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia and taught Sunday School in her youth.
Visitation for Mrs. Rice will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will follow at 2 p.m.
Mrs. Rice is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Her husband, one brother and five sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Merritt Miller Beck Jr.
Merritt Miller Beck Jr. of Centralia was the essence of a family man. A man of good spirits, Dr. Beck was passionate about his family, church and his medical practice. He followed the scores of the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale women's basketball team, which his daughter Julie Beck, coached, and attended musicals and big band concerts with his son, Merritt M. Beck III. Dr. Beck understood the importance of family. Dr. Beck died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at his home. He was 84.
He and his wife, Dorothy, moved to Centralia in 1997 in order to be closer to his son's family. During this time he also used his limited medical license, which allows retired physicians to provide medical care to family members, to write prescriptions and care for his wife, Dorothy, who suffers from Parkinson's disease. Dr. Beck was born August 11, 1915, in St. Charles to Merritt M. and Bessie Grayson Simpson Beck. He received his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery. He practiced in Leadwood from 1952 to 1959 before transferring his practice to Bismarck, Mo., from 1959 until 1994. He retired at age 78. A small-town doctor, Dr. Beck was ready to retire and exit the system that he felt was becoming too impersonal. "He enjoyed the practice of medicine in an era where doctors could decide how to practice medicine and what type of medicine to practice," his son said. "He didn't favor the restrictions that government-regulated medicine, such as HMOs, provide because he believed they restricted the physician's ability to use his best medical judgment to care for his patients." In addition, Dr. Beck served two terms as chief of staff at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington. He also served on the hospital's board of trustees. While Dr. Beck's practice kept him busy, he made time for his family and church.
"We were a family that went to church together," remembers his son. "That's what we did each Sunday when we were at home. Our family's religious faith was very important to my father." Memorial services, conducted by the Rev. Jimmie Dace, will be at 2 p.m. today at the Centralia United Methodist Church on S. Orchard Street. Dr. Beck is survived by his wife; his son and his wife, Ann, of Centralia; his daughter, Julie Beck of Carbondale, Ill.; one sister, Ann Mow of Centralia; and two grandchildren. His sister, Barbara Ausmus, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Centralia United Methodist Church, S. Orchard St., Centralia, Mo. 65240; Bismarck United Methodist Church or the Mineral Area Regional Medical Center.

E. Rosey Robertson
E. Rosey Robertson was a man who loved the outdoors. Whether he was hunting, golfing or out on the Lake of the Ozarks, he was happy.
"He loved to golf," said his daughter Darlene Robertson Johnson. "He's probably going to play golf from now on."
Mr. Robertson died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Lenoir Residential Care Facility. He was 96.
Nurses at Lenoir described Mr. Robertson as a very tender hearted man who cared for others, and always tried to help people.
Mr. Robertson was born Dec. 22, 1903, in Meta to Risden and Lilly Belshe Robertson. He married Elsie Shanks on Sept. 16, 1925, in Jefferson City; she died in 1985. He married Ruby Shelton in Columbia on Aug. 4, 1986.
Mr. Robertson owned two stores, an auto parts and electronics wholesale, in Jefferson City and a marina at Lake of the Ozarks for more than 40 years.
Services were held Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. John Yonker officiated.
Mr. Robertson is survived by his wife; a daughter, Darlene Robertson Johnson of Columbia; a brother, K.K. Robertson of Kansas City; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Two brothers and a sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to either the Fellowship of John, c/o Lenoir Retirement Community, 3612 Lenoir St., Columbia, Mo. 65201 or the First Christian Church, 101 Tenth St., Columbia, MO 65201.

Jason Lee Acton
Jason Lee Acton died Thursday June 22, 2000, in Huntsville, Mo., in a shooting at the Randolph County Jail. He was 36.
Mr. Acton was born to Owen Acton and Katherine Gray Acton April 20, 1964, in Escondido, Calif.
He graduated from Moberly Community College and was employed as a sheriff's deputy for Randolph County. He had only been with the department for two months and was excited about getting his own squad car soon.
"He was very proud to be in law enforcement," his brother Allen Acton said.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Mr. Acton will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Acton is survived by his parents, Owen and Katherine Acton of Rocheport; two brothers, Allen and John Acton, both of Rocheport; a sister, Linda Wait of Columbia; four nephews, Tony, Chris, Keith, and Patrick and a niece, Megan.
He also left behind his fiancee, Lori Miller, and her children Mike, Tara, Haley, Katie and Matthew, with whom he was very close.
"And they thought the world of him," his father Owen Acton said . "They thought the sun rose and set with him."
Mr. Acton's brother Walter Acton died earlier.
Memorial Contributions may be sent to Deputy Fund c/o City Bank of Moberly, PO Box 160, Moberly, Mo. 65270.

Leon Earl Egley
Leon Earl Egley died in a shooting at the Randolph County Jail Thursday, June 23, 2000. He was 33.
Mr. Egley was born on Aug. 2, 1966, in Fort Madison, Iowa, to Glen and Doreen Egley. He was the Randolph County jail supervisor, a member of the Huntsville City Council, the Providence Baptist Church in Williamstown and the Huntsville Masonic Lodge No. 30 AF & AM.
Visitation was held Friday. Services were held on Saturday at Million-Taylor-Patton Funeral Home in Huntsville. Burial and services followed at Huntsville City Cemetery.
Mr. Egley is survived by his mother, Doreen Little of Kirksville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Glen W. and Diana Egley Jr. of Kirksville, Ernest J. and Tracy Egley of Moberly, Darryl and Miriam Egley of Spring, Texas, and Daniel D. and Beverly Egley of Sedalia; and one uncle, seven aunts, three nieces and four nephews.
His father and stepfather died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Randolph County Sheriff's Department.

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