Jerry Martin Brown
Jerry Martin Brown, a maintenance worker of Columbia, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at Boone Retirement Center. He was 60.
Mr. Brown was born Dec. 23, 1940, in Boone County to Claude and Myrtle Perkins Brown.
Services, conducted by Rev. Michael Keith, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. 10th Street. He will be buried at Nashville Cemetery in Columbia.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Marilyn Louise Brown of Columbia; two sons, Thomas Brown and Jerry Martin Brown, both of Salisbury; a daughter, Monica Logan of Columbia; four sisters, Shirley Louise Forbis, Wanda Malone and Sandra Pauley, all of Columbia, and Mary Margaret Stephens of Kansas City, Kan.; seven brothers, Roy Stephens, Tommy Stephens, Vernon Dale Hendren, and Donny Stephens, all of Columbia, Sonny Stephens and Junior Brown, both of Moberly, and Chester Chick, of California, Mo.; and eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Brown family, c/o Parker Funeral Service, P.O. Box 1251, Columbia, MO 65205.
Kathleen E. Kaiser
Kathleen E. Kaiser, a former MU professor, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at her home in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 75.
Ms. Kaiser was a member of the MU faculty for 23 years.
Ms. Kaiser was born July 18, 1925, in Dubuque to Carl and Eleanor Kaiser.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral home in Dubuque. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Dubuque. Burial will be at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.
She is survived by her mother, Eleanor Kaiser of Dubuque; and a sister, Charlene Allely of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Margaret H. Lloyd
Margaret Hawkins Lloyd of Columbia died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000. She was 89.
Mrs. Lloyd was a homemaker and worked as a mortgage clerk for Farm & Home Savings in Columbia in the 1930s. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Lloyd was born Aug. 10, 1911, in Hallsville to Ona F. and Sarah A. Hawkins.
She attended business college in Columbia.
She married Verne Lloyd in Columbia. He died earlier.
Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will follow at 1 p.m. Mrs. Lloyd will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
She is survived by two brothers, Ona "O.D." Hawkins of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Bill Hawkins of Kansas City, Mo.; four grandsons and a great-grandchild. Three sons, one brother and two sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association, Asthma Research, 1118 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139-3196
William J. Loethen
William Jerome "Jerry" Loethen, who worked for State Farm Insurance for 34 years, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, in Vencor Hospital in Tampa, Fla. He was 71.
Mr. Loethen worked as superintendent of data processing for State Farm in Columbia. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Data Processing Management Association.
Mr. Loethen served as a sergeant with the Marines during the Korean Conflict.
He married Rosemary E. Willcoxon on July 20, 1957, in Jefferson City.
Before going to work for State Farm, Mr. Loethen earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Columbia College.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Mr. Loethen is survived by a son, George Loethen of Columbia; seven daughters; Mary Sparks of Greenville, S.C., Jean Payne of Lilburn, Ga., Patty Stretz of Boonville, Janet Newell of Jacksonville, Fla., Nancy Cain and Amy Ryan of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Ellen Elwood of Columbia; a brother, Richard Loethen of Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Ila Jean Carlson of Northboro, Iowa, and Rachel Prenger of Jefferson City; and 17 grandchildren.
A brother and two sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Building Fund, 903 Bernadette, Columbia MO 65203.
Ted Beauford Stowell
AIDS activist Stowell was also an artist
AIDS activist Ted Beauford Stowell, of Columbia, died on Monday Dec. 25, 2000, of complications from AIDS at the Memorial Veterans Hospital. He was 43.
Mr. Stowell became an activist in Tacoma, Wash., in the early 1980s. While spreading AIDS awareness and helping victims, he got involved with the Ryan White Foundation and the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network in Columbia, said Donna Doiron, Mr. Stowell's mother.
In 1992, Mr. Stowell and his life partner, Doug McConnell, spoke at a Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources about federal aid money used in mid-Missouri and lobbied for an increase in funding due to the increase in AIDS cases in the area. Mr. Stowell and Mr. McConnell both received money from the Ryan White Foundation.
Mr. McConnell died from AIDS complications in 1993. They met in California in the late 1980s and were together ever since, Doiron said. His dog, Scruffy, became a very good friend to Mr. Stowell after Mr. McConnell died. Mr. McConnell inspired Mr. Stowell to work on his art, Doiron said.
Mr. Stowell began drawing dragons in grade school. The dragons were very popular and students and teachers bought them from him, Doiron said.
"He sold them faster than he could make them," she said. "He could do anything."
Mr. Stowell spent time researching and painting portraits of Plains Indians. He also created oil paintings and sculptures that have been displayed thoughout the country.
In Phoenix, Ariz., Mr. Stowell produced artwork for Christian groups and painted CD covers for some Christian music bands.
"Wherever he was, he brought life to it," Doiron said. "When he was there you knew it."
Mr. Stowell served in the Air Force in the late 1970s.
Mr. Stowell is survived by his mother and step-father, Donna and Fred Doiron of San Marcos, Texas; a daughter, Jessie Stover of West Salem, Ohio; four brothers Hershel Stowell, Jr. of Aurora, Colo., Curtus Stowell and Luris Doiron of San Marcos, Texas, and Fred Stowell of Lacey, Wash.; and a sister, Rhonda Wikstrom of Puyallup, Wash.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Nilson Funeral Home, and the memorial service is at 9 a.m. Saturday also at Nilson Funeral Home. The burial will be in Columbus, Kan.
Otis W. Harrison
Otis Woodrow Harrison of Columbia died on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 81.
Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home, and a service will be held before at 10 a.m.
Mr. Harrison was born on March 10, 1919, in Auxvasse to William Ewing and Ila May Miller Harrison.
He married Melba Elizabeth Craghead on July 6, 1940, in St. Charles. Mr. Harrison enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 280 and the First Baptist Church in Columbia.
Mr. Harrison is survived by his wife, Melba Elizabeth Harrison of Columbia; a son, James Otis Harrison of Columbia; and a brother, Albert Harrison of Lee's Summit.
Five brothers and a sister died earlier.
Mr. Harrison will be buried at the Memorial Park Cememtary.
Memorials may be sent to the Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Dr., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Deanna Adele Hollenberg, who received a bachelor of science degree in wildlife biology from the University of Missouri, died Friday as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident in Horicon, Wis. She was 36.
Ms. Hollenberg, of Beaver Dam, Wis., was working as a naturalist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at the Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge, where she specialized in educational wildlife programs for children. She also worked as a substitute teacher.
She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church and many wildlife and professional organizations.
Before moving to Beaver Dam, Wis., she received her undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri and a master's degree in outdoor education from Northern Illinois University.
She was born on Jan. 20, 1964, in St. Louis to Robert and Jacquie Hollenberg.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Presbyterian Church, 215 Gould St., in Beaver Dam, Wis.
Ms. Hollenberg is survived by her parents Les and Jacquie Barnes of Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; sisters, Vicki Hollenberg of Beaver Dam, Wis., and Cathy Barnes of San Antonio; and brother, Steve Barnes of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her father died earlier.
Vincent Dean Funk
Vincent Dean Funk of Columbia died Dec. 19, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 78.
Private services were held by the family at the Nilson Funeral Home in Columbia.
Mr. Funk was born Dec. 3, 1922, in Brashear to Claude E. Funk and Mary Merle Moore Funk.
He married Bonnie Salisbury in 1946 in Kirksville.
Mr. Funk was a member of the Methodist church in Hurdland.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Funk of Columbia; daughters, Carolyn Kini Jones and Cathe Powell, both of Columbia; a sister, Catherine Wigal of Kirksville; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Bonnie Sue Carter
Bonnie Sue Carter of Harrisburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at the Regional Care Center in Columbia. She was 65.
The visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Rd. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Harrisburg Christian Church, 201 East Sexton.
Mrs. Carter will be buried at the Harrisburg Cemetery.
Mrs. Carter was born on Aug. 19, 1935, to Vencil and Ruby Perrigo Wilhite. She married Allen Carter on Sept. 4, 1955, in Higbee.
Mrs. Carter is survived by her husband, Allen Carter of Harrisburg; her mother, Ruby Wilhite of Harrisburg; two daughters, Venita Calvert of Marshall and Lisa Burrows of Mesquite, Texas; and a sister Mary Lou David of Harrisburg and seven grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family care of the Nilson Funeral Home.
Glenn Morris, a former greeter and food demonstrator at Sam's Club in Columbia, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at The Williamsburg. He was 81.
He married Doris L. Hackett on Sept. 30, 1945. She died in 1986. He was formerly married to Pauline Oye.
Mr. Morris was born on Dec. 6, 1919, in Keokuk, Iowa, to Carl and Agusta Nelson Morris.
Mr. Morris is survived by his daughter, Virginia Curfman of Keokuk; sons Donald N. Morris of New Buffalo, Mich., and Paul T. Morris of Ferguson; brother Earl E. Morris of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation in Columbia was held Tuesday. A service will be held today at Trinity Methodist Church in Keokuk. He will be buried in Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, MO 65203, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131-3597.