Donald W. Fancher
Donald William Fancher of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at his home in Columbia. He was 65.
Mr. Fancher was born on Sept. 10, 1935, in St. Louis to John Preston and Vivian von Gremp Fancher. He married Sally Houdersheldt on Aug. 4, 1956, in Columbia.
Mr. Fancher completed his bachelor's in education and received a master's and a doctrate in education administration from MU. Mr. Fancher was a math and science teacher at Sturgeon High School from 1957 to 1959, and was a principal at the school from 1959 to 1962. He was MU Extension coordinator, director and assistant dean from 1962 to 1975, associate vice provost from 1979 to 1994, and vice provost from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Fancher was a member of the Missouri Association of Adult Continuing and Community Education. He received the Distinguished Service Award in 1991 and the Achievement Award in 1999. He also was a member of the University Continuing Education Association. In 1990, he received the state Distinguished Service Award. He was a member of Broadway Christian Church.
Visitiation is from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Broadway Christian Church. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Rick Frost conducting. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery.
Mr. Fancher is survived by his wife; his mother, Vivian Fancher Humphrey of Overland Park, Kan.; four sons, Philip Fancher of Columbia, Preston Fancher of Creve Coeur, Paul Fancher of Shawnee, Kan., and Patrick Fancher of Mission Viejo, Calif.; one daughter, Abby Fancher of Great Bend, Kan.; one brother; two sisters and 10 grandchildren.
His father died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway, Columbia, 65203; the 4-H Foundation, in care of Don Henderson, 212 Whitten Hall, Columbia, 65211; and Community Hospices of America, 3600 I-70 Drive S.E., Suite H, Columbia, Mo., 65201.
Stephen R. Holmes
Stephen R. Holmes of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in Columbia. He was found in a car on the lot of Parkade Plaza with multiple gunshot wounds; police have classified his death as a homicide. He was 51.
Mr. Holmes was born on Nov. 4, 1949, in Columbia to F. Paul and Ruth Price Holmes. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1968.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Midway Locust Grove Methodist Church, 2600 N. Locust Grove Church Road, with the Rev. Sarah Evans officiating. Visitation is from 1 p.m. until service time at the church.
Mr. Holmes as survived by his mother, Ruth Holmes of Columbia; two brothers, Fred Holmes and David Holmes, both of Columbia; a sister, Patricia Irwin of Columbia; and a fiancee, Cyndi Saunders of Keokuk, Iowa.
His father died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stephen R. Holmes Memorial Fund in care of Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Della Marie Lumb
Della Marie Lumb of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2001, in Columbia. She was 86.
Mrs. Lumb was born on Dec. 23, 1914, in Glasco, Mont., to Leonard T. and Dedie E. Harmon Leach. She married Oscar W. Lumb on Sept. 29, 1934, in Huntsville.
Mrs. Lumb was a member of Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church. She was also a member of United Methodist Women, the Knu So So Club for 60 years and the Cancer Auxiliary.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday night at Memorial Funeral Home. Rev Michael Keith and Rev. Mickey Havener will conduct services at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Lumb will be buried in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Lumb is survived by three sons, John Leonard Lumb of Ava, Kenneth William Lumb of Centralia, and Ronald Eugene Lumb of St. Joseph; a sister, Thelma Debo of Devil's Elbow; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Her husband and two brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia or the American Diabetes Association, 1316 Parkade Blvd., Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Joseph H. McCray
Joseph Howard McCray of Sedalia died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. He was 54.
Mr. McCray was born on Jan. 14, 1946, in Omaha, Neb., to Willa Mae McCray and Allen McCray. He married Sheila Tyson on March 28, 1987. He attended Omaha University and retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He was a member of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church in Sedalia, where he was a Sunday school superintendent and teacher. Mr. McCray recently worked for the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Department and Guardsman Security.
Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at H.T. May & Son Funeral Home in Sedalia. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ward Memorial Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Darlene Easley officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Military rites will be performed graveside by the Whiteman Air Force Base Honor Guard.
Mr. McCray is survived by his wife; his mother, Willa Mae McCray of Omaha, Neb.; five sons, Victor Tyson of Columbia, Phillip McCray of Sweet Springs, Curtis Carter of Sedalia, Doug Briscoe of Austin, Texas, and Byron Tyson of Ford Hood, Texas; four sisters, Antoinette Cribbs of Lincoln, Neb., Theresa Bolden of Clovis, N.M., Jeanice Rose-Colson of Glendale, Ariz., and Lavita Morris of England,; three brothers, James McCray, Eddie McCray and Charles Rogers, all of Omaha, Neb., three sisters, Gwen Hart, Angela Jones and Debra Cooper, all of Omaha, Neb.; five stepsisters; and 22 grandchildren.
His father and a brother died earlier.
Clarence Earl Nichols
Clarence Earl Nichols of Columbia died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at The Williamsburg nursing home in Columbia. He was 96.
Mr. Nichols was born on May 10, 1904, in Boone County to Baxter and Rose Jane Richardson Nichols. He owned Nichols Nursery on Highway 40 for many years. He also owned Nichols Flowers on N. Ninth Street. Mr. Nichols was a member of Acacia Masonic Lodge No. 602 A.F. & A.M. He lived most of his life in Columbia.
There will be no services.
Mr. Nichols is survived by a sister, Louise Ritter of Mexico, Mo.
Two sisters and two brothers died earlier.
M. Elizabeth Palmer
M. Elizabeth Palmer of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Ashland Healthcare Inc. in Ashland. She was 85.
Ms. Palmer was born on April 4, 1915, in Columbia to Hance and Myrtle Elizabeth McDaniel Jones. She was formerly married to Sam Palmer.
Ms. Palmer moved to Columbia six years ago from Tucson, Ariz. She owned and operated Young Fashion and Childrens store for 20 years in Jefferson City. She held a private pilot's license for many years.
Graveside services for Ms. Palmer will be set at a later date. There will be no visitation.
She is survived by a brother, Russ Nichols of Columbia.
A brother and sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Central Missouri Humane Society, P.O. Box 1251, Columbia, Mo., 65205.
Harvey L. Reed
Harvey L. Reed of Columbia died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 62.
Mr. Reed was born on Nov. 17, 1938, in Brownsville, Tenn., to Earl and Amelia Reed. He came to Columbia in 1986 to live at Woodhaven Learning Center. He was an active member of the retirement program and served as a volunteer at Columbia's Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed bowling, woodworking and the outdoors.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Reed is survived by two brothers, Earl Reed of South Bend, Ind., and Winroe Reed of Michigan City, Ind.; and a sister, Josephine Hoskins of South Bend, Ind.
His parents died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Woodhaven Learning Center, 1405 Hathman Place, Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Janet Helene Garrison
Janet Helene Garrison of Columbia died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 52.
Ms. Garrison was born on Feb. 17, 1948, in St. Louis to Kenneth E. and E. Helene Murray Garrison. She was a graduate of Woodhaven Learning Center and sold Avon products.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 13 at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
She is survived by a brother, David Garrison of Rogersville; and a sister, Virginia Smith of Farmington.
Her parents died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.
Walter Hart Jr.
Walter Hart Jr. of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Columbia Regional Hospital. He was 81.
Mr. Hart was born on Jan. 4, 1919, in Floris, Iowa, to Walter and Corda Ethyl Heady Hart Sr. He was a Linotype operator, a member of VFW Post 280 and a member of Bethany Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Visitation for Mr. Hart will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Hart is survived by two daughters, Sharon K. Griggs and Deborah A. Hughes, both of Columbia; a son, Michael A. Hart of Overland Park, Kan.; a sister, Bernice Daugherty of Bloomfield, Iowa; two brothers, Garold Hart and Kenneth Hart, both of Dunedin, Fla.; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Lloyd Laverne Martin of Green Castle died Jan. 1 at University Hospital in Columbia. He was 79.
Mr. Martin was born Feb. 15, 1921, to Emmitt M. "Clell" Martin and Virginia "Jennie" Pruitt Martin in Sullivan County.
He married Doris Hodge.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Martin served in the Army in the Pacific Theater. He worked as a farmer in the Sticklerville community before moving to Davenport, Iowa, where he worked at Alcoa. He was employed by Alcoa for 26 years before retiring in 1983.
After he retired, Mr. Martin moved to Green Castle.
Mr. Martin is survived by two daughters, Linda Rogers and Brenda English, both of Gautier, Miss.; two sisters, Reta Sayre of Kirksville and Ruby Lindquist of Columbia; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Two brothers died earlier.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Baptist church in Green City.
Memorials may be sent to University Hospital in Columbia for cancer research.
Mildra Batten of Columbia died on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 64.
Mrs. Batten was born July 10, 1936, in Scotland, Ga., to Willie and Sadie Parker Batten. She was a pastor in Mexico, Mo., before moving to Columbia three years ago.
Visitation for Mrs. Batten will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Warren Funeral Home, 10 N. Fourth St. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Progressive Baptist Church, 702 Banks St. She will be buried at Columbia City Cemetery.
Mrs. Batten is survived by five sons, Richard Wilson III of Union City, Ga., Willie B. Wilson of West Hills, Calif., Joseph B. Wilson of Columbia, David M. Wilson of Van Nuys, Calif., and Elijah Williams of Jefferson City; three brothers, Harvey Batten of McRae, Ga., Wilmar Batten of Merritt Island, Fla., and Preston Batten of Atlanta; five sisters, Rachael Anthony of New Orleans, Conyues O'Neal of Dublin, Ga., Dedra O'Connor of Minneapolis, Karen Batten of Alamo, Ga., and Barbara Griffin of Decatur, Ga; her mother, Sadie Batten of Alamo, Ga., and eight grandchildren.
Her husband, Richard Wilson Jr., died earlier.
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 and services were on Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Mrs. Lloyd was 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, three grandsons, a granddaughter 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.
Loren A. Badders
Loren A. Badders of Ashland died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at Ashland Healthcare. He was 70.
Mr. Badders was born May 1, 1930 in Chaffee, to Samuel Eli Badders and Bertha Louise Wiesner Badders. He was a watchman for a garment factory in Chaffee.
Visitation for Mr. Badders was Friday at Robinson Funeral Home, Ashland. Services, conducted by the Rev. Mike Quinn, were Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Hartsburg. He was buried at Liberty Cemetery in Ashland.
Mr. Badders is survived by his brother, Earl Badders of Chaffee; and his sister, Ruby Parker of Ashland.
His parents, two brothers and a sister died earlier.
Jo Anne Berg
Jo Anne Berg of Columbia died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at University Hospital and Clinics. She was 64.
Berg had been admitted to the hospital a week earlier after she was involved in a two-car crash on Forum Boulevard.
Mrs. Berg was born Jan. 14, 1936 in Ligerwood, N.D. to Vlady and Clara Wall Hajny. In 1956 she married John Berg in Barney, N.D. She was a member of Alive in Christ Lutheran Church.
Visitation for Mrs. Berg will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
She is survived by her husband, John Berg of Columbia; three sons, David Berg and Daniel Berg, both of St. Louis and Paul Berg of Columbia; a daughter, Cheryl Mayer of Lincoln, Neb.; a sister, Claribel Lueck of Underwood, Minn. and two grandchildren.
Her parents and a sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Alive in Christ Lutheran Church, 2001 Southampton Drive W., Columbia, MO 65203.
Sherry A. Denison
Sherry A. Denison died Dec. 28, 2000, at University Hospital & Clinics. She was 64.
Mrs. Denison was born Aug. 11, 1936 in Columbia to Floyd E. and Grace E. Enochs in Moberly. She married Donald E. Schwartz in San Bernadino, Calif. in 1956. In 1976, she married Edward R. Denison in Columbia.
A member of Wilkes Blvd. United Methodist, Mrs. Denison graduated from Hickman High School and Stephens College. She worked for more than 20 years as a secretary in both the Kirksville and Columbia public schools. She retired in 1996 after 18 years in the insurance billing department at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.
Visitation for Mrs. Denison was on Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home. Services, conducted by Rev. Michael Keith, will be at 3 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mrs. Denison is survived by her mother, Grace E. Moberly of Columbia; a son, Bill Schwartz of Independence; a daughter, Cynde Schwartz Chick of Norman, Okla.; two sisters, Gretchen E. Burkey and Helen Burkey of Columbia; and several grandchildren.
Her father, stepfather and a granddaughter died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Attn: Shirley Thomas, 115 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, MO 65203.
Alice M. Hodson
Alice M. Hodson of Columbia died on Dec. 27, 2000, at Boone Retirement Center. She was 77.
Mrs. Hodson was born on Jan. 29, 1923, in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Samuel E. and Birdie Basye Matthews.
She married William V. Hodson. She worked for a heating and cooling company for many years.
Mrs. Hodson will have a private burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Her parents, a son, a brother and four sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Mount Juliett Cemetery in Fayette, MO.
Hazel O. Moreau
Hazel Odessa Moreau of Columbia died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at Candlelight Lodge. She was 82.
Mrs. Moreau was born November 20, 1918 in Callaway County to William and Mary Mae Maddox Litel. In 1941, she married Harry Moreau in Columbia. A member of Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church and Community United Methodist Quilters, Mrs. Moreau retired at age 75 as secretary for Moreau & Son Construction.
Visitation for Mrs. Moreau was Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home. Services, conducted by the Rev. Carol Millspaugh, will be at 1:15 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Mrs. Moreau will be buried in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Moreau is survived by a son, Daryle Moreau of Columbia; a daughter, Jill Cook of Columbia; two sisters, Kathleen Lehman of Mokane, and Flossie Roberts of Sturgeon; three granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.
Her parents, husband and a brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church, 2600 N. Locust Grove Church Rd., Columbia, MO 65201.
Kenneth D. Perry
Kenneth D. Perry of Jerseyville, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000. He was 66.
Mr. Perry was born in Columbia on Dec. 17, 1934, to Walter and Edith Perry. He married Joanne Stanley Lindwedel on Oct. 2, 1972, in St. Louis.
He lived in various places throughout the U.S. Mr. Perry was a talented musician and a devout Christian; he helped many churches establish their music programs.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne Perry; a stepdaughter, Susan Gernigin, of Overland; sister, Patty Wilhite, of Clark; sister, Majorie Comley of Columbia; and a grandson, Jessey Gernigin of Jerseyville.
His parents and a brother died earlier.
There will not be a visitation or a memorial service. Mr. Perry will be cremated and buried in Columbia.
Memorials may be sent to the Gospel Assembly Church, 1000 Mcclusky Road, Jerseyville, IL 62052.