Carmen Hickam Bukaty of Boonville died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at Cooper County Regional Hospital. She was 93.
Mrs. Bukaty was born on Sept. 18, 1907, in Marion to Luther and Elsie Powell Hickam. She married Leon Bukaty on Sept. 13, 1940, in New York.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Boonville. Mrs. Bukaty's love of the arts led her to be involved in musical productions wherever she lived.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the First Christian Church in Boonville. Visitation will be at 2:30 p.m. She will be buried at Shiloh Church Cemetery near California, Mo.
Mrs. Bukaty is survived by her first cousins, Spencer Wegener of Rocheport, Gayle Powell of California, Mo., Mildred McDow of Bay City, Mich., and Katherine Roberts of Rocky Mount; and her brother-in-law, Paul Schaefer, of Fort Smith, Ark.
Her husband died earlier. Memorials may be sent to the First Christian Church at 301 Fourth St., Boonville, Mo. 65233.
Gladys Elner Metzger
Gladys Elner Metzger of Columbia died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at Lenoir Health Care Center. She was 84.
Mrs. Metzger was born Sept. 16, 1916, in Adams, Tenn., to Henry Clay Mason and Susan Unger Mason. She married John William Metzger Sr. on June 5, 1936, in Detroit. The two were married for more than 30 years.
Mrs. Metzger moved to Columbia in 1992 to be with her daughter.
For more than 25 years, she worked with the Hope Lutheran Church as a Sunday school teacher and secretary. Working alongside the minister of the church, she oversaw church affairs and took an active interest in the people.
"She really cared about the church and the people," said her daughter, Pat Luedders.
"She was a loving mother and wife," her son, John W. Metzger Jr., said. "She was supportive of my business and of her husband."
Mrs. Metzger was active in a support group for the blind.
Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel in Detroit. Services will follow immediately.
Mrs. Metzger is survived by her son, of Harper Woods, Mich.; her daughter, of Hallsville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Her husband, one brother and three sisters died earlier.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nilson Funeral Home.
James Alvin Hickam
James Alvin Hickam of Jefferson City died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Jefferson City Manor. He was 83.
Mr. Hickam was born Nov. 27, 1916, in Lupus to J. Frank and Vessie Hickam. He was married on Aug. 31, 1940, in Boonville to Nadine Saak.
He led a long life of service as a member of the El Jabel Shrine Club and the Masonic Lodge, both in Denver.
Mr. Hickam graduated from Aurora High School in California, Mo., in 1937. He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II and was a real estate broker in Denver from 1948 until his retirement in 1990.
Services were held for Mr. Hickam on Wednesday at the Houser-Millard Funeral Directors Chapel in Jefferson City. Mr. Hickam will be buried at Hampden Memorial Gardens in Denver.
Mr. Hickam is survived by his wife; his daughter, Kathy Peerson of Jefferson City; two half-brothers, J. Frank Hickam of Wilmington, Del., and Marvin R. Hickam of Columbia; two half-sisters, Bonnie M. Walker of Manchester and Evelyn Hickam of Jamestown; two step-sisters, Hallene F. Turbett of Aurora, Colo., and Sally F. Renner of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A brother and stepsister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Shriners Children's Hospital, 2001 S. Lindbergh, St. Louis, Mo. 63131-3597.
Franklin H. Davis Jr
Franklin Harlan Davis Jr. of Blue Springs died on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs. He was 64.
Mr. Davis was a retired police officer, a member of the Masonic Lodges in Waverly and Hubert Heights, Ohio, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Davis was born Aug. 8, 1936, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to Franklin H. and Mary Margaret Rowles Davis.
Survivors include his wife, Patti Davis; six children, Jeffrey Lynn Coleman of Los Angeles, Phyllis Margaret Uhrig, Joyce Renee Baer, Lisa Gayle Walls, Suzanne Gray and Tony Harlan Davis, all of Chillicothe, Ohio; four stepchildren, Candy Lynn Goran, Kerby Lynn Mitchell and Anita Sue Baker, all of Columbia, and Jane Lee Asher of the St. Louis area; his mother, Mary Smith of Chillicothe; two sisters, Patty Westbrook of Chillicothe and Cheryl Davis of Scioteville, Ohio; four brothers, Donnie, Ronnie, Darryl, and Dean Davis of Scioteville; and 17 grandchildren.
His father and one brother, Keith Pelfrey, died earlier.
Memorial services will be held later.
Mr. Davis was cremated.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Davis' name, c/o First Country Bank, P.O. Box 1300, Blue Springs, Mo. 64013.
Martha Abbie Rice
Martha Abbie Rice of Columbia died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at The Williamsburg. She was 91. Mrs. Rice was born June 20, 1909, in Boone County to Lee B. and Jessie Irene Hargis Anderton. She married Luther E. Rice on Feb. 20, 1926.
She was a member of the Church of God, an active youth leader and a children's church leader. Visitation for Mrs. Rice will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Bill Miller, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Rice is survived by two sons, Martin Rice of Columbia and Donald Lee Rice of Palms Springs, Calif.; two daughters, Mary Dore of Palm Springs, Calif. and Hazel Grizzel of Harrisburg; one sister, Ethel McCormick of Richmond.; 13 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, four sisters and a son died earlier.
Mary Ethel Bedsworth Stewart, a long-time resident of Fulton, died Nov. 4, 2000, at the Countryside Manor in Greensboro, N. C. She was 89.
Mrs. Stewart was born on May 19, 1911, in Boydsville to Lemar and Eva Bedsworth. She married Millard Stewart on Aug. 6, 1940.
Mrs. Stewart was a member of Fulton's First Christian Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliaries, Callaway County Historical Society and the Fulton Country Club.
The Stewarts were part owners of the Central Dairy. Until their retirement, they owned and operated Stewart's Book Store.
"She was a strong, warm and caring person and will be greatly missed by her family and friends," said Nancy Thurston, her daughter. "She was an avid bridge player."
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 6 E. Seventh St., in Fulton. Visitation will follow the service at the church.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by her husband, Millard Stewart of Fulton; one daughter, Nancy Thurston of Greensboro, N.C.; one brother, Denver Bedsworth of Columbia; two sisters, Zetta Burks and Edna Frances of Columbia; and one grandson, Dylan Thurston of Chapel Hill, N.C.
Her brother, Clifford Bedsworth, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to First Christian Church, 6 E. Seventh St., Fulton, Mo. 65251 or to the Pastor's Discretionary Fund or Music Fund, Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N. Holden Road, Greensboro, N.C. 27410.
Raymond E. Girvin
Raymond E. Girvin of Columbia died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, atthe Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Mo. He was 76.
Mr. Girvin was born Aug. 10, 1924, in Pose Pine, La., to Leigh R. and Velma E. Strong Girvin.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. He married Mary Jean Bausch on Dec. 7, 1946.
Mr. Girvin worked for a railroad in Kansas City for 26 years, and then he worked for TWA as a power plant engineer for 18 years.
He was active in the Air Scouts Explorer Post in Kansas City, and he was an active member of the church. He served as deacon and financial secretary of the Victory Hills Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kan., and he became a member of Calvary Baptist Church when he moved to Columbia in 1992.
Mr. Girvin had lived in the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Mo., for the past six years.
Visitation and funeral services were Monday at Calvary Baptist Church, and a graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Kan.
Mr. Girvin is survived by his wife, Mary Jean Girvin of Columbia; two daughters, Judith Amthauer or Arlington, Texas, and Elizabeth Grantham of Columbia; a brother, Robert L. Girvin of Liberty; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Parkinson's Foundation or Calvary Baptist Church, 606 Ridgeway Ave., Columbia, Mo. 65203-2400.
Dorothy G. Hayes
Dorothy Genelle Hayes died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at Riverdell Care Center in Boonville. She was 86.
Mrs. Hayes was born March 26, 1914, in Fayette to Manuel White and Mary Burton. She attended Lincoln Public School in Fayette.
After moving to Columbia, she attended Second Baptist Church and was a member of the Twister Club, Seventh Star and the Tip Top Circle.
Visitation for Mrs. Hayes will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. Fourth St. Family hour will be 7 to 8 p.m.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Marjorie Cason, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Second Baptist Church, 407 E. Broadway. Burial will be Thursday at Fayette City Cemetery.
Mrs. Hayes is survived by two sons, James E. Cooper and Charles B. Cooper, both of Columbia; and three daughters, Billie S. Cooper, Vivian L. Patrick and Johnnie M. Clark, all of Columbia.
Six brothers, one sister and one grandchild died earlier.
Arlene Johnson of Sturgeon died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at her home. She was 87.
Mrs. Johnson was born May 22, 1913, in Boone County to Alex and Rettie Sims Maiden. She married Clinton Johnson on May 16, 1934, in Centralia.
She worked for Mid-Missouri Mental Health for more than 11 years before retiring in May 1978. She was also a member of Riggs United Methodist Church in Sturgeon.
Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Fenton Funeral Chapel, 306 E. Proctor St., Sturgeon. Services, conducted by the Rev. John W. Foley, will be at 11 a.m. today at the same location. Burial will be at Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Sturgeon.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her son, Dwain Johnson of Harrisburg; her sister, Connie Fausett of Sturgeon; and two brothers, Orville Maiden of Washington state and Elgie Maiden of Warsaw. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Lesa Adams of Columbia and Tracy Hudson of Harrisburg; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband and two sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Missouri River Hospice, 3210 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Mary F. Marshall
Mary Florence Marshall of Columbia died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Southhampton Place , where she had lived since 1997. She was 101.
Mrs. Marshall had celebrated her 100th birthday during a family reunion in 1999.
She was born June 19, 1899, in Richmond, to John and Nettie Davis. On July 24, 1919, she married John Elmore Marshall. The Marshall family had operated the Marshall & Sons shoe store in Richmond for many years. Mr. Marshall died July 24, 1988.
Mrs. Marshall belonged to a variety of garden and extension clubs in both Richmond and Hardin.
She had belonged to First Christian Church in Richmond, Hardin Christian Church and First Christian Church in Carrollton.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Sunny Slope Cemetery in Richmond by the Rev. Joe Barone. Memorials may be made to the Christian churches in Richmond, Hardin or Carrollton, Broadway Christian Church in Columbia, or to the John Elmore and Mary Florence Marshall permanent fund at the Christian Church Foundation, 130 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, Ind. 46204.
Mrs. Marshall is survived by two daughters, Betty Cameron and Kittie Blankenship, both of Columbia; four grandchildren, Marshall Cameron of Lincoln, Neb., Brian Blankenship of Branson, Jan Lange of Jefferson City and Shari Cullumber of Indianapolis; and six great-grandchildren.
Gonnerman lived life to fullest
There was never enough time for Clarence Gonnerman to devote to all the hobbies, projects and community organizations he was involved in, say family and friends.
For 53 years he was a silent survivor of Exercise Tiger, a classified World War II operation, and was finally recognized in 1997 by the Missouri Exercise Tiger Association. He served in the Navy in both the Atlantic and Pacific from 1943 to 1946.
Friends say he was also proud of his family and children.
Mr. Gonnerman, of Columbia, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at University Hospital. It was his 52nd wedding anniversary. He was 82.
"The day was not long enough for him," said his wife, Mary Frances Gonnerman. "He was always up to something."
In Columbia, he was involved in a variety of activities. He was best known as a lifetime member of Optimist International and as a past president of the Columbia Downtown Optimist Club. He also served on the Board of Trustees at First Baptist Church.
Mr. Gonnerman was born March 3, 1918, in Dysart, Iowa, to Andrew F. and Vera K. Vogeler Gonnerman. He graduated from Chillicothe Business College in 1937 and from MU with a bachelor's degree in business and public administration in 1943. He attended Midshipman School at Northwestern University in Chicago in March 1943 and also at Harvard University as a naval officer.
Everywhere he went, Clarence Gonnerman made friends, keeping in touch with his army buddies and staying active as a member of the MU Alumni Association.
Mr. Gonnerman worked for MFA Inc. in Columbia from 1937 to 1943 and then rejoined the company in 1955 until his retirement in 1981.
Bill Bennett, corporate credit manager for MFA Inc. who trained under Mr. Gonnerman when he was Director of Retail Credit, says the most important thing Mr. Gonnerman taught him was to be business-minded.
"He taught me to say no," Bennett said.
"He was proud of MFA and proud to work for them," said Bennett. "He always worked in high level management positions. He demanded a lot of himself and a lot of the people that worked with him."
Bennett said Mr. Gonnerman was a "man of achievement in his time."
Mr. Gonnerman was an avid fisherman who made yearly fishing trips to Alaska or Canada with his friends and had a lake built on his property so he could fish. He liked to fish for trout and taught his sons to make their own flies. Mr. Gonnerman also raised cattle on his farm for many years and harvested his own hay. He was also a very skilled bridge player and winemaker.
"He and his friends, they made lots of wine," said his wife, "and lots of messes."
Mr. Gonnerman is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Gonnerman; two sons, Mark Andrew Gonnerman of St. Louis and John Alan Gonnerman of Columbia; and a sister, Arletta Hamilton of Fremont, Mich. He is also survived by seven grandchildren. Services were held Saturday.
Memorials may be sent to Missouri Heart Institute, c/o Linda Mackey, 1701 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Catherine R. "Kay" Wagner
Columbia woman was 'a rock' at the airport
Catherine R. "Kay" Wagner of Columbia died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, of colon cancer. She was 62.
Ms. Wagner worked at the Columbia Regional Aiport for 12 years and was the airport's manager from 1994 until her retirement in 1998.
"She was always so steady and competent," said Columbia Public Works Director Lowell Patterson, who supervised Ms. Wagner. "You always knew, no matter what happened, she was going to be a rock out there at the airport."
Ms. Wagner was also the former owner of Timeless Treasures, 1414 Range Line Street, a secondhand clothing store. Ms. Wagner's daughter, Lucinda Buescher, said her mother would donate a portion of the store's proceeds to a charity of the customer's choice.
"That's just how she was," Buescher said. "She was just a very charitable person and wanted to give things back."
After being diagnosed with cancer in 1996, Ms. Wagner became a member of Connections, a cancer patient support group. She was also a member of the Newman Center.
Ms. Wagner was born on April 5, 1938, in Guttenberg, Iowa, to William and Frances Eilers Curran. At age 8, she was adopted by Hans and Agnes Johnson.
Visitation for Ms. Wagner will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., and will be followed by a prayer service. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Newman Center, 701 Maryland Ave. with the Rev. Mark Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ms. Wagner is survived by a son, Doug Wagner of St. Louis; three daughters, Buescher of Springfield, Ill., Pam Waggoner of Jefferson City and Jennifer Wagner of Columbia; seven brothers, Joe Johnson of Dyersville, Iowa, Fred Johnson of Arlington, Texas, Jim Johnson of Dallas, Don Johnson of Cascade, Iowa, Merle Johnson of Dubuque, Iowa, John Patton of Olympia, Wash., and Bill Patton of Hampton, Iowa; four sisters, Joan Erickson of Des Moines, Iowa, Mary Jenaman of Dubuque, Sharon Sever of Corvalis, Ore., and Terri Duncalf of Eugene, Ore.; and nine grandchildren. One brother and her biological and adopted parents died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Ruth Irene Dalke
Ruth Irene Dalke of Cambridge, Mass., died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, following an extended illness. She was 70.
Mrs. Dalke was born in Columbia on Dec. 6, 1929, to Charles and Helen Daniel. She graduated from Stephens College with an associate degree in biology.
After working as a library administrator for the University of Missouri, Mrs. Dalke retired 12 years ago and moved to Plymouth, Mass., where she worked at the Pilgrim Sands Motel's coffee shop and volunteered at the Plymouth Council on aging.
Mrs. Dalke was an avid reader and loved cats and cooking shows.
A private memorial service will be held today.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan L. Stevens of Cambridge, Mass.; a granddaughter, Taylor Alexis Stevens of Cambridge; a niece, Petra Marie Laurie of Wickford, R.I.; and several cousins.
Her brother died earlier.
Ronnie Hinton of Columbia died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at his home. He was 45.
Mr. Hinton was born Jan. 16, 1955, in Moberly to Ted B. and Alice Joanne Lowe Hinton. He married Kelly Sims in Columbia on May 22, 1994.
A member of Santa Fe Trail Baptist Church in Boonville, Mr. Hinton served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was also a longtime employee of Inland Truck Parts and Service in Columbia.
In his free time, Mr. Hinton was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Visitation for Mr. Hinton will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home at 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, led by Rev. William Watts, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Madison, Mo.
Mr. Hinton is survived by his parents, Ted and Joanne Hinton of Fredericksburg, Texas; his wife, Kelly Hinton of Columbia; a son, Joseph Duane Hinton of Boonville; a daughter, Leslie Kathryn Moore of New Franklin; two stepsons, Curtis Wayne Sims of Columbia and Chris Sims of Sedalia; two brothers, Ted Alan Hinton of Moberly and Jesse Earl Hinton of Kerrville, Texas; two uncles, Roy Hinton of Madison and Larry Lowe of Rockville, Md.; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
His grandparents and an aunt died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Missouri Cancer Associates, 105 Keene Street, Columbia, Mo. 65201, or Option Home Health Care, 3210 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65201.