Betty Lou Roberts
Betty Lou Roberts of Rocheport died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000. She was 62.
Mrs. Roberts was born on March 21, 1938, in Rocheport, to Albert and Edna Mae Enloe Wise. She married Everett Roberts in Columbia in December, 1958.
Visitation for Mrs. Roberts will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., in Columbia. Services, conducted by Pastor Bart Larson, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Roberts is survived by two sons, Kenneth Roberts and James Roberts, both of Rocheport; one daughter, Brenda Roberts of Rocheport; three brothers, Bill Wise of Clark, Kenneth Wise and Bob Wise, both of Hallsville; one sister, Sue Salmon of Sturgeon; and one grandchild.
Three brothers and two sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Breast Cancer Research, c/o Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Ruth Branstetter of Barnett died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at her home. She was 80.
Mrs. Branstetter was born Dec. 23, 1919, in Morgan County to Roy and Anna Kunzler. She was married on April 21, 1942, in Tuscumbia to Rufus Branstetter.
Mrs. Branstetter worked for 20 years as a schoolteacher for rural schools in Morgan County and for the Eldon R-1 School District in Miller County for 21 years. She was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association.
"She was a lifelong resident of Barnett, and a schoolteacher for a long time," said Joe R. Branstetter, one of her sons. "She really enjoyed her school kids."
Mrs. Branstetter was a member of a non-denominational Christian church.
Visitation for Mrs. Branstetter will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Rekus Funeral Home, 902 E. North St., in Eldon. Services, conducted by John Culver of her church, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, also at Rekus Funeral Home. Mrs. Branstetter will be buried in Big Rock Cemetery near Versailles.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Branstetter is survived by two sons, Bert and Joe R. Branstetter of Barnett; four brothers, Vernon and Wyman Kunzler of Columbia, Albert Kunzler of Eldon, and Donald Kunzler of Jefferson City; one sister, Darlene Hartman of Jefferson City; and three grandchildren.
One brother, Bert Kunzler, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Missouri River Hospice, 1440 Aaron Court, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 96911, Washington, D.C. 20090-6911.
Vera Kay Malm
Vera Kay Malm died in Columbia Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000. She was 60.
She had moved from Columbia to Jefferson City four years ago.
Mrs. Malm was born May 26, 1940, in Topeka, Kan., to Jessie R. and Vera A. Maxwell Culbertson. Mrs. Malm worked as a licensed practical nurse in nursing homes, and she was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jefferson City.
Visitation for Mrs. Malm will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by Pastor Daniel Kaffenberger, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Service. Burial will be at Dripping Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Malm is survived by one son, Thomas Malm of Columbia; one daughter, Susan Wells of Columbia; six brothers, Joe Culbertson of Colby, Kan., Dale Culbertson of Keene, Texas, Jack Culbertson of Grantville, Kan., Charlie Culbertson of Tennessee, Don Culbertson of Lawrence, Kan., and Larry Culbertson of Topeka, Kan.; and one sister, Doris Hamilton of Topeka, Kan.
Memorials may be sent to Seventh-day Adventist Church, 600 Beck St., Jefferson City, Mo., 65109.
Lois M. Marsh
Lois M. Marsh of St. Joseph died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. She was 72.
Mrs. Marsh was born June 2, 1928, in rural Gentry County. After graduating from Albany High School in 1945, she began a 45-year career as an envelope operator at Mead Products. She retired in 1990.
Mrs. Marsh is survived by Claude Sybert of St. Joseph, with whom she made her home; her son, Terry D. Marsh of Ravenwood; two daughters, Debbie Sanger of St. Joseph and Cathy Ann Asbury of Prairie Home; a brother, Carrol Petty of Omaha, Neb; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Her granddaughter, Cheri Ann Asbury, died earlier.
Visitation for Mrs. Marsh will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Breit and Hawkins Funeral Home, 1010 Business Highway 71 South, SavannahServices will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Marsh will be buried at Foster Cemetery in New Hampton.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 4605 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, Mo. 64506.
Robert L. Stockton
Robert Lee Stockton of Hallsville died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at his home. He was 61. Mr. Stockton was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Independence to Darwin Franklin. and Dora Catherine Artz Stockton.
He married Mary Lee Dupont on April 29, 1969. Mr. Stockton moved from Lenexa, Kan., to Boone County 28 years ago. He was a member of the Redtop Christian Church in Hallsville and enjoyed bass fishing, quail hunting and golfing. Mr. Stockton was self-employed.
Visitation for Mr. Stockton will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Bill Ryan, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service.
Mr. Stockton is survived by his wife; five daughters, Katherine A. Driskill of Hallsville, Dixie L. Ervin, Brandy M. Jordan, Mary R. Shnell and Dora C. Scott, all of Columbia; two sons, Robert D.F. Stockton of Chandler, Ariz., and Ronald P. French of St. Charles; a brother, Larry D.
Stockton of Littleton, Colo.; a sister, Sondra A. Zorich of Independence; and eight grandchildren. One grandchild died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society at 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo. 65205.
Sally T. Wolcott
Sally Tifft Wolcott of Columbia died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 75. Mrs. Wolcott was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Oswego, N.Y., to Harold N. and Marion Jones Tifft.
Mrs. Wolcott was an active member of Daughters of the American Revolution. She co-founded and served as vice-leader of the DAR in Westfield, Mass.
She married Alan P. Wolcott on Aug. 8, 1944, in Oswego, N.Y.
Before moving to Columbia, Mrs. Wolcott was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. She served on the vestry, and in the Altar Guild and women's groups in churches where she lived. When her family moved to Columbia, Mrs. Wolcott joined Calvary Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Wolcott is survived by her husband; two daughters, Sarah Elizabeth Wolcott and Laura W. Harper, both of Columbia; her sister, Phyllis T. Williams of Batavia, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Hayley and Hannah Harper, both of Columbia; and Peter Alan Hussey of Alton, Ill.; and a niece and nephew.
Services for Mrs. Wolcott will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth St.
Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Memorial Garden Fund at the Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo. 65203 or Eldercare Center, 137 Clark Hall, Columbia, Mo. 65211, Attn: Lois Long.
Lorraine K. Cunningham
Lorraine K. Cunningham of Coumbia, formerly of Hartsburg, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at her daughter's home in Columbia. She was 88.
Mrs. Cunningham was born Nov. 29, 1911, in Columbia to William Acton and Sarah Blackburn Acton. She married Isreal Tolden Cunningham on Feb. 5, 1927.
Mrs. Cunningham was a member of the Hartsburg Baptist Church.
While living in Columbia, she worked for the University Hospital and Clinics in housekeeping. Visitation for Mrs. Cunningham will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd., Ashland. The Rev. Mike Quinn will conduct services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Robinson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery.
She is survived by a son, Richard Cunningham of Ashland; three daughters, Shirley Sapp of Hartsburg; Carolyn Heavin and Virginia Coleman of Columbia; two sisters, Hazel Poe and Geneva Vaughan of Columbia; 18 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Three sons, two daughters, seven brothers, four sisters, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild died earlier. Memorials may be sent to the Nashville Cemetery Fund.
James McBride Sr.
James Albert McBride Sr. of Fulton died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton. He was 83.
Mr. McBride was born March 31, 1917, in rural Boone County to the Rev. Albert and Leola Davis McBride. He married Willerene Brown on Jan. 20, 1936 in Fulton.
Mr. McBride worked as a bricklayer at Harbison-Walker Refractories in Fulton for 20 years, she said. After that, he worked as a truck driver for the same company for 20 more years.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Fulton and served on the trustee board, the usher board, the mens' brotherhood choir and was a member of the senior choir. He also was treasurer of the brotherhood choir and a member of the NAACP in Fulton.
Visitation for Mr. McBride will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Warren Funeral Chapel, 107 W. 6th St., Fulton. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Services, conducted by the Rev. William A. Givens, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church, Sixth and Bluff, in Fulton. Burial will be at Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton.
Mr. McBride is survived by his wife, Willerene McBride of Fulton; three sons, James Albert McBride Jr. of Columbus, Ga., Robert Earl McBride of Pilot Point, Texas, and Travis Anthony McBride of Fulton; six daughters, Nancy Annette Henry of Greensburg, Ky., Betty Jo Justice of Dallas, Evelyn Jane Davis and Debbie Jean Sanderson, both of Fulton, Carolyn Sue Ford of Aurora, Ill., and Gloria Lee Simpson of Columbia; three brothers, Virgil Jack McBride and Percy O. McBride, both of Fulton, and Charles Lee McBride of Muskegon, Mich.; three sisters, Ruby Pemberton Bell and Martha Rose Galbreath, both of Fulton, and Opal Margaret Hughes of St. Louis; one aunt, Victoria Huggard of Fulton; 39 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Three brothers and one sister died earlier.