Alice F. Coats
Alice F. Coats of Columbia died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 79.
Mrs. Coats was born March 24, 1921 in Columbia to Fred and Dora Calvert Jacobs.
She married Albert Coats Jr. in Ashland on Oct. 8, 1943.
Mrs. Coats was a member of Huntsdale Baptist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, officiated by the Rev. Frank Norman, will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Coats is survived by one son, Rick Coats of Columbia.
Her husband and two sisters died earlier.
Memorials can be sent to the Rick Coats Trust Fund, c/o Don Singleton, First National Bank, 801 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Mary Settles Hull
Mary Settles Hull of Boonville died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville. She was 93.
Mrs. Hull was the youngest of eight children of Harris and Sarah Jane Pharis Settles. She was born July 12, 1907, on a farm in northern Boone County.
"She was part of the first pioneer families in Boone County," said her granddaughter, Tammy Jones. "Her grandfather, Duskin Settles, who was born in 1827 in Virginia, was a member of the Old Settlers Society."
She married Clarence E. Hull on Nov. 24, 1926, in Cooper County, where she lived most of her life. Jones said her grandmother recalled her past easily.
"She remained so sharp until the last few months of her life. She remembered everything," Jones said. "She was a very sharp, witty woman who was a little feisty but very loving. She was very dedicated to hearth and home and family."
She was employed at Selwyn Shoe Factory until she retired. Mrs. Hull was a member of the United Church of Christ for more than 70 years.
Visitation will be held after 1 p.m. Friday and before services at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the William Wood Funeral Home, 517 Fourth St., Boonville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hull will be buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, 1006 Locust St., Boonville. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Karen Nelson.
Mrs. Hull is survived by two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A daughter, four brothers, three sisters and one great-grandchild died earlier.
Eugene H. O'Neil Jr.
Eugene H. O'Neil Jr. of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000. He was 77.
Mr. O'Neil was born Oct. 14, 1922, in Everett, Wash., to Eugene Haggerty and Katherine Fratt O'Neil. He grew up in Snoqualmie Falls, Wash. He served with the U.S. Air Force as a flight navigator during World War II. On Sept. 13, 1947, he married Catherine Roberts in Wisconsin.
Mr. O'Neil was a statistician for the State of Wisconsin and a marketing specialist for 3M Company and Amphenol Corp. in Chicago. He was also a computer programmer for Morgan Corp. and Sherwin-Williams.
Mr. O'Neill was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church of Boonville and the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, where he received his life certificate this year.
A memorial Mass, conducted by the Rev. Pat Dolan, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 322 Seventh St., Boonville.
He is survived by two sons, Stephen O'Neil and David O'Neil, both of Chicago; two daughters, Molly Gammill of Meridian, Miss. and Beth Lammers of Rocheport; three brothers, Fred O'Neil of Brookfield, Wis., William O'Neil of Everett, Wash. and John O'Neil of Bellevue, Wash.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Option Care/Missouri River Hospice, 3210 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.
Dorothy E. Hyross Novacky of Columbia died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000. She was 65.
Mrs. Novacky was a draftsperson and a civil engineer. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Fourth Night Bicycle Club at MU. She also gave her time as an after school assistant at Columbia Catholic School.
Mrs. Novacky was born May 7, 1935, in Krupina, Slovakia, to Leopold and Dorothy Biro Hyross. She married Anton Novacky in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 1958.
Visitation for Mrs. Novacky will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.., with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Mrs. Novacky is survived by her mother, of Slovakia; her husband; one son, Thomas M. Novacky of Eudora, Kan.; one daughter, Andrea M. Congdon of Arlington, Mass.; one brother, Hugo Hyross of Slovakia; and four grandchildren.
A son died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Novacky Grandchildren Trust Fund, c/o Boone County National Bank, P.O. Box 577, Columbia, Mo. 65205.
Katherine Miller Hamilton
Many remembers Katherine Miller Hamilton as a kind person because of her involvement in her community.
Mrs. Hamilton died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at her home in Princeton, New Jersey. She was 90.
"She was my favorite aunt," said Mrs. Hamilton's niece, Cindy Mustard. "She was a very lovely and kind person and she has always been very involved with her family and community."
Mrs. Hamilton was born Feb. 19, 1910, in Columbia. She married Fowler Hamilton on Sept. 15, 1934.
Mrs. Hamilton, a homemaker, was one of the founding members of the Greenwich, Conn., Junior League. She and her husband, who died earlier, helped to establish St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greenwich. She was also a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America and a member the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Mrs. Hamilton was born and raised in Columbia. She attended the MU and earned a bachelor's degree from Smith College. The Hamiltons lived in Greenwich, Conn., for 30 years. When her husband died 15 years ago, she moved to Princeton to live with her daughter, Helen Hamilton.
Mrs. Hamilton is survived by two daughters, Helen Dudley Hamilton of Princeton and Emily Hamilton Puskar of Greenwich; one son, Milo Charles Hamilton of Austin, Texas; and five grandchildren.
Two brothers, George C. Miller and Dudley Miller, died earlier.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Hospital Memorial Fund, The Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon St., Princeton, N.J. 08540 or to St. Barnabas Church, Lake Avenue, Greenwich, Conn. 06830.
A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street in Princeton. Mrs. Hamilton will be buried at the St. Barnabas Church in Greenwich, Conn.
Clarence H. Ott
Clarence H. "Jack" Ott of Hallsville died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at his home. He was 79.
Mr. Ott spent most of his life in the Boone County area, working as a carpenter for MU. He also worked for R.L. Owens and A.P. Green in Mexico, Mo.
His daughter, Connie Reedy of Hallsville, remembers him as a fun-loving and responsible family man. Mr. Ott enjoyed his leisure time. "He loved music. He played the guitar, fiddle, and mandolin," Reedy said. Mr. Ott was born Nov. 26, 1920, in Boone County to Samuel F. and Myrtle R. Kemper Ott. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. During the Korean War, he worked in a supply office in Seoul. He was a member of Red Rock United Methodist Church in Harrisburg, and he attended Hallsville United Methodist Church after moving to Hallsville.
Visitation for Mr. Ott will be at noon Thursday at Red Rock United Methodist Church, 4760 Squire Court Road. Services, conducted by the Rev. Tom Adams, will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be at the Red Rock Church Cemetery.
Mr. Ott is survived by two daughters, Connie Reedy of Hallsville, and Joan Frantz of Marshfield; three sisters, Mary Belle Perkins, Dorothy Juanita Shores and Lorene Stone, all of Columbia; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
His wife, Wilma Ott, one brother and three sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Red Rock Church Cemetery, 4760 Squire Court Road, Harrisburg, Mo. 65256.
Grace Mae Powell
Grace Mae Powell of Centralia died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at her home. She was 84.
Mrs. Powell was born Jan. 16, 1916, in Sturgeon to Arch B. and Berdie Mae Parrish Toalson. She attended Sturgeon High School. She was married to J.V. Powell on Oct. 22, 1932.
Mrs. Powell was a member of the United Methodist Church in Centralia. She owned and operated Grace's Dress Shop in Centralia for many years in the late 1950's.
Mr. and Mrs. Powell also owned a farm north of Centralia since 1932.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Virgil Lee Powell of Santa Fe, N. M., and Alfred R. Powell of Littleton, Colo.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Powell will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Meador & Son Funeral Chapel, 102 Sneed St., in Centralia. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jim Dace, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, 745 Tarr St., Centralia. Mrs. Powell will be buried at Glendale Memorial Gardens, 104 S. Collier St., in Centralia.
Memorials may be sent to the United Methodist Church, 745 Tarr St., Centralia, Mo., 65240.
Finis C. Houchins
Finis Crews Houchins of Ashland died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at his home. He was 64.
Mr. Houchins was born Aug. 12, 1936, in Callaway County to Robie and Goldie Houchins. He lived most of his life in Boone County, where he was a heavy equipment operator for Gary Lewis and Bob Schultz.
Graveside Services will be at noon today at Oakland Cemetery, 2929 E. Oakland Church Road, with Parker Funeral Services in charge.
Mr. Houchins is survived by his companion, Ruth Shaon of Columbia; a son; two daughters; six brothers; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Two brothers died earlier.
Paul O. Crane
Paul Oliver Crane of Columbia died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Truman Veterans Hospital. He was 55.
Mr. Crane was born Jan. 8, 1945, in Boone County to Robert Edward and Josephine Pearl Samuel Crane. He graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1963. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club.
Visitation for Mr. Crane is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services, conducted by the Rev. Delmar Blase, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Nilson Funeral Home.
Mr. Crane will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
He is survived by his mother, Josephine Crane of Columbia; two brothers, Donnell Loyd Crane of Chan-dler, Texas, and Lawrence Crane of Warsaw, Mo.; one sister, Jacqueline Beuer of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.
His son, Paul Scott Crane, two brothers, one sister and his father died earlier.
Edward M. Puidk
Edward Michael Puidk of Columbia died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at his home. He was 83.
Mr. Puidk was born Oct. 13, 1916, in Chicago to Michael D. Puidk and Patricia Jankowski Puidk. He married Eleanore Kubiec in 1960 in Chicago.
Mr. Puidk was a member of the Lithuanians of America and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. A prayer service will follow at 7:30 p.m.
Graveside services, conducted by the Rev. Michael Flanagan, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Kansas City, Kan.
Mr. Puidk is survived by a brother, Jordan Puidk of Springfield, Mo.; a son, Michael E. Puidk of Columbia; and four grandchildren.
A brother and two sisters, died earlier.
Miriam W. Rice
Miriam W. Rice of Columbia died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Columbia Manor. She was 93.
Mrs. Rice was born July 23, 1907, in Miller, Neb., to John W. and Blanche A. Flock Walker. She married Philip C. Rice on Dec. 10, 1928, in Scottsbluff, Neb.
She was a homemaker and a nurse at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Norfolk, Neb.
Visitation for Mrs. Rice will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Graveside services, conducted by the Rev. Dave Sellars, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk, Neb. Burial will follow.
Mrs. Rice is survived by two daughters, Judy Cure of Columbia and Roberta McClary of Santa Rosa, Calif.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. One brother, one sister and one daughter died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Salvation Army, 1108 W. Ash St., Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Esmaeil (David) Bahadori, a former member of The Islamic Center of Central Missouri, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at a relative's residence. He was 44.
Mr. Bahadori, who was living in West Des Moines, Iowa, lived in Columbia for 18 years before moving to Iowa. While in Columbia, he worked for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources as an electrical engineer.
Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services will follow visitation. Burial will be in Iran.
Mr. Bahadori is survived by a son, Abe Bahadori of Columbia; a daughter, Sarah Rutter of Fulton; a step-daughter, Amanda Harvey of Fulton; one brother, of Iran; one sister, of Germany; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Abe Bahadori education fund.
Selden L. Clark
Selden "Moose" L. Clark of Columbia, formerly of Montgomery County, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He was 79.
Mr. Clark was born Sept. 27, 1920, in Montgomery County to William Everett and Elizabeth Stock Clark. He was a World War II Navy veteran.
Mr. Clark married Norma Ulrich on Dec. 30, 1950, in Wellsville. They lived in Wright City for 38 years. Mr. Clark worked at Allied Systems for 30 years as an automotive transport driver and received a medal for 25 years of safe driving.
Mr. Clark is survived by his wife; two brothers, David and Everett Clark both of Buell. Two sisters died earlier.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City, with the Rev. Leo Shumaker officiating. Burial will be in the Bellflower Cemetery in Bellflower.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Schlanker Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Sociey.
Robert Paul Freese
Robert Paul Freese of Columbia died on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2000, in St. Charles. He was 78.
Mr. Freese was born on Jan. 2, 1922, in Hayden to Lewis and Ollie Martin Freese.
Mr. Freese served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. He married Alice Cook on June 14, 1952, in Arkansas. Mr. Freese was a member of the American Legion and Harrisburg Masonic Lodge No. 356.
Mr. Freese is survived by his wife; a son, Robert Freese of Fenton; a daughter, Karen Rader of St. Charles; a brother, Ben Freese of New Franklin; a sister, Ida Freese of New Franklin; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Four brothers and three sisters died earlier.
Visitation for Mr. Freese will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Mike Kelleher at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home. A graveside burial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
Barbara J. Harness
Barbara Jean Harness of Columbia died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 at Columbia Manor. She was 75.
Mrs. Harness was born March 21, 1925, in Glendale, Ariz., to Irving and Sadie Flynne Hare.
Mrs. Harness was married to Clyde McBride in Arizona in 1943. She married Truman Harness in 1984. Services will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. today at Charity Baptist Church, 1401 Ballenger Lane, by Brother Jim Ford.
Mrs. Harness is survived by two daughters, Alice Wheat of Columbia and Leona Lewis of Colorado City, Texas; a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.
A brother and two sisters died earlier.
Memorials for Mrs. Harness may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
James H. Loethen
James Henry Loethen of Hallsville died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 61.
Mr. Loethen was born June 18, 1939, in St. Thomas to Thomas and Mary Boessen Loethen. He married Marilyn Huhn Oct. 30, 1965 in Folk.
A life-long farmer, Mr. Loethen's daughter, Susan, described him as "a man of the land." Mr. Loethen attended St. Thomas the Apostle School and graduated from Helias High School and Capital Business College in Jefferson City.
He began his career at the University of Missouri in the Farm Record Program while holding a position at MFA Inc. He also co-owned Loethen's Bookkeeping and Tax Service.
He was involved with the MFA Oil Co. bulk plant board of directors as well as the Hallsville Community Development Association. He also served as a member of the Boone County R-4 School District Board, project leader of Hallsville 4-H, president of the Missouri Pork Producers, and member of the National Pork Producers, serving on the Federation Council, National State Evaluation Task Force and Pork Act Delegate Body. He served on the Governor's Advisory Council on Agriculture, and Department of Agriculture Plant Industries Advisory Council Visitation and a prayer service were held Saturday.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Bernard Boessen and the Rev. James Offutt, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1115 Locust St. Burial will be in Centralia Cemetary.
Mr. Loethen is survived by his wife; one son, Michael James Loethen of Hallsville; two daughters, Susan Elaine Daigle of St. Charles and Kelly Rose Armaly of Pasadena, Calif.; three brothers, Joseph Loethen of Jefferson City, Thomas Loethen of St. Thomas and Mark Loethen of Linn; one sister, Rosalyn Wieberg of St. Thomas; seven grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. A sister died ealier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo. 65205.
Sue Sappington of Columbia died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, in Columbia. She was 94.
Mrs. Sappington was born on May 25, 1906, in Mexico, Mo. to Everett E. and Isabella Alexander. She married Roy Sappington on Dec. 26, 1925, in Jefferson City. He died in December 1998.
A homemaker and a volunteer, Mrs. Sappington attended Stephens College. In 1954 she was a founding member of the Boone Hospital Auxiliary and served as its president in 1955 and 1961. She and her husband worked as volunteers at the hospital.
During her children's school years, she was active in the PTA, serving as president at Grant School, Jefferson Junior High School and at the City Council PTA for two years.
In the early 1940's, she helped start the hot lunch program in the Columbia Public Schools. She was named "Woman of the Year" in 1956 by the Columbia Chapter of Theta Sigma Phi, now Women in Communications.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church for most of her life.
Mrs. Sappington is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Sue Mayhew of Roswell, Ga.; a son, William Roy Sappington Jr. of Columbia; a sister, Christine Zahm of Arizona City, Ariz.; a brother, Ben Alexander of Columbia; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
One sister, four brothers and one great-grandchild died earlier.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. 10th St.
Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Robert Russell officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church, 1112 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65201.