Donald J. Chapman
Donald Joseph Chapman, formerly of Columbia, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at his home in Fredonia, Kan. He was 55.
Mr. Chapman was born Aug. 9, 1945, in Wentworth to Harry and Loeda Robinson Chapman. He married Betty Jo Rees on Feb. 12, 1966, in Columbia.
From 1966 to 1968, Mr. Chapman was a corporal in the Marine Corps, serving in the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band. In Fredonia, he was a salesman at Denison Inc. Mr. Chapman was a member of the Chetopa Creek Gun Club and was a 32nd Degree Mason.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mary Jo Chapman of Fredonia; two brothers, Jim Chapman of Kansas City, Kan. and Dale Chapman of Carlinville, Ill.; five sisters, Carolyn Manley of Joplin, Charlotte Conner of Monett, Anita and Linda Marcoot of Greenville, Ill., and Lana Moore of Sarcoxie; and two grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday and will be held from 9 to 10 this morning at Timmons Funeral Home in Fredonia.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Timmons Funeral Home in Fredonia and a memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Pierce City.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.
A memorial has been established in his name with the Fredonia Regional Health Care Foundation.
George Lowe Sr.
George Henry Lowe Sr. died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at the Boone Retirement Center. He was 83.
Mr. Lowe was born Sept. 14, 1917, in New Orleans to George Henry and Anna Maria Braeren Lowe. He married Brigitte "Sue" Barnard.
A member of the Bonita Springs Florida Lions Club, Mr. Lowe was a general contractor and a fishing guide.
Mr. Lowe is survived by his wife, Sue Lowe of Columbia; three sons, George Henry Lowe Jr., Kenneth Lowe and Brandon Lowe, all of Columbia; two daughters, Jessica Lowe of Columbia and Barbara Learn; and two brothers, John Lowe of Seffner, Fla., and Jim Lowe of Tampa, Fla.
Services will be held at a later date.
Otto A. Palmer Sr.
Otto A. Palmer Sr., of Columbia, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at The Williamsburg nursing home. He was 90.
For more than 35 years, Mr. Palmer worked as a book binder. He liked to travel and always had a big garden. He lived his entire life in Boone County and was a member of the Christian Chapel Assembly of God.
His son, Otto A. Palmer Jr., said his family was the most important thing to him.
"He had no big accolades. He was just a good Christian man," he said. "But he sure meant a lot to me."
Mr. Palmer was born Dec. 13, 1910, in Hallsville to Wade and Clara Rouse Palmer. He was married to Nettie M. Palmer in Columbia on Dec. 12, 1934.
Otto is survived by his son; a sister, Rosie M. Stone of Columbia; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
His wife, two brothers and a sister died earlier.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 tonight at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by Pastor Gary Denbow and Brother Tracy Cook, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, also at Parker Funeral Service.
Memorials may be sent to the Coyote Hill Children's Home, 9501 Coyote Hill Rd., Harrisburg, Mo. 65256.
Virginia "Ginny" L. Shaw, of Columbia, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001,, at The Williamsburg nursing home. She was 80.
Mrs. Shaw was born Sept. 7, 1920, in Jefferson City to Gail and Olive M. Patton Belsche. She married Boone F. Shaw.
Mrs. Shaw was a homemaker and a member of the Missouri United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son, Terry Shaw of Overland Park, Kan.; her daughter-in-law, Judy Shaw of Columbia; and one grandchild.
Her husband and son died earlier.
Visitation is from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Parker Funeral Service. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jim Bryan, will follow at 3 p.m.
Memorials can be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30630, Columbia, Mo. 65205.
Stella E. Woods
Stella Elizabeth Woods, of Columbia, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Columbia Healthcare and Rehabilitation. She was 91.
Mrs. Woods was born on Dec. 19, 1909, in Columbia to Julius Edwin and Laura Celia Gilpin Edwards. She married Robert L. Woods in Kansas City on Sept. 1, 1938.
"She was a kind and selfless person," said Ruth Ann Pridgeon, daughter of Mrs. Woods. "People knew her as a good Christian woman who walked the walk."
Children were the focus of Mrs. Woods' attention. She served in the crippled children's ward of Noyes Hospital, taught Sunday school at Calvary Baptist Church, and was leader of the Girls Auxiliary.
Other activities in her life included singing with the Evergreen Choir, volunteering as a nursery worker, and participating in the Women's Missionary Union.
Mrs. Woods is survived by a son, the Rev. Robert Gail Woods of Festus; a daughter, Ruth Ann Pridgeon of Columbia; three grandsons and two great grand-daughters.
Her husband, one brother and three sisters died earlier.
Visitation for Mrs. Woods will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church. Dr. Fred Neiger and Mrs. Woods' daughter-in-law, the Rev. Margie McDaniel Woods, will conduct the service.
Memorials may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, 606 Ridgeway Ave., or River City Hospice, 3210 Bluff Creek Drive.
Mary V. Coats
Mary V. Coats, formerly of Columbia, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in Corona, Calif. She was 95.
Mrs. Coats, who was living in Corona, was born Sept. 18, 1905, in Columbia to Robert and Stella Hutchison Coleman. She married Lemmie Coats in Columbia on Dec. 31, 1927. She was a member of Grace Bible Church.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth L. Coats of Corona; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Oliver Langmade, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Her husband, three brothers and two sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.
Alice Mayes of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Boone Retirement Center. She was 88.
Mrs. Mayes was born on Aug. 13, 1912, to Annie and William Stahl in Columbia. She was married to Leslie Mayes.
Active in the Older Americans Program, Mrs. Mayes played in variety bands and sang in the choir.
Her husband and sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Older Americans Club, Parkade Plaza, 601 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Kathryn Colleen Breckenridge of Georgetown, Texas, died of cardiac arrest as a complication of a lung virus on Dec. 19, 2000. She was 2.
"Kathryn was a very brave little girl throughout her life," said her mother, Lynn. "She was blessed with beautiful eyes and a funny disposition. She knew exactly what she wanted and would not hesitate to wave off anything not to her satisfaction. She enjoyed listening to books and loved to turn pages."
The daughter of Mark and Lynn Breckenridge, she was born Nov. 2, 1998, in Austin, Texas.
"Mark and I told Kathryn we loved her many times every day," Lynn Brckenridge said. "Kisses were never in short supply. If nothing else, she knew we loved her. And we always will."
Kathryn is survived by her parents; her sister Emily; grandmother Marjorie Hook of Columbia; grandparents Mary Dee and Merl Breckenridge of Georgetown; aunt and uncle Ann and Kenny Lane of Jefferson City; and aunt and uncle Mona and Greg Weiler of Dallas, Texas.
A celebration of Kathryn's life was held Dec. 23 at First United Methodist Church of Georgetown. Donations may be made to First United Methodist Church Learning Tree School, 410 E. University Ave. in Georgetown, or to the Ronald McDonald House in Austin, Texas.
Goldena Roland Howard of New London died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Levering Regional Health Care Center. She was 86.
Mrs. Howard was born April 17, 1914, in Hannibal to William Mark and Alma Frances Morgan Roland. She married Oliver Nelson Howard on March 14, 1943, in Spalding.
Mrs. Howard was a graduate of Columbia College. She also worked as city editor of the Ralls County Record, was a feature writer for the Hannibal Courier Post, wrote for the St. Louis Post Dispatch and KHMO, and was co-author of several books.
In 1953, Mrs. Howard was named to Missouri's Who's Who for her voluntary civic service. She was also named the first America's Clubwoman of the Year by Woman's Home Companion magazine.
Mrs. Howard is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Frances Eichenberger and Mary Roberta Hagood, both of Hannibal; one son, Bert William Howard of Columbia; two daughters, Dorothy Francis King of Fulton and Mary Roberta Watson of St. Peters; two grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.
Her husband died earlier.
Services have been held. Memorials may be made to the New London First Christian Church.
Richard Nordyke of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 61.
Mr. Nordyke was born March 19, 1939, to Carol Ellis and Maude Smith Nordyke in Iowa City, Iowa. For 27 years he worked as an electrician for the Dial Corp. He also owned a farm since 1962.
Mr. Nordyke requested no funeral services and has donated his body to the University of Iowa College of Medicine for scientific purposes. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Nordyke is survived by a son, Mark Nordyke; two daughters, Debra Fischer of Kirksville and Christine Nelsen of Texas; three brothers, David Nordyke, Ronald Nordyke and Delbert Nordyke, all of Iowa; four sisters, Susie Smith of Iowa, Helen Johnson and Madyline Perkins, both of Seattle, Wash,, and Mary Day of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Hilda Gayle Sapp
Hilda Gayle Sapp of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 81.
Mrs. Sapp was born May 25, 1919, in McBaine, to Henry N. and Ada Bond Grindstaff.
She married Jim Willard. After his death, she married Guy H. Sapp on May 7, 1971.
Mrs. Sapp was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and worked for the Columbia Public Schools.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Joe Hendren, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. She will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.
Mrs. Sapp is survived by her brother, Henry C. Powers of Columbia. Two sisters and one brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, MO 65205.
Mathilda K. Kanney
Mathilda Koob "Tillie" Kanney of Columbia died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 83.
Mrs. Kanney was born on May 22, 1917, in Pine Lawn. She married John R. Kanney in 1944 in San Diego, Calif. In 1994, Mrs. Kanney relocated to Columbia from St. Louis. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Jan Beckett of Columbia and Linda Moore of St. Charles; a sister, Dorothy Saffley of St. Louis; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church Stained Glass Window Fund, 2201 W. Rollins Road, Columbia, Mo., 65203 or to Assistance League of Mid-Missouri, P.O. Box 1731, Columbia, Mo., 65205.
Phillip J. Weidinger
Phillip Jacob Weidinger of St. Elizabeth, formerly of Columbia, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Care Center in St. Elizabeth. He was 87.
Mr. Weidinger was born on June 3, 1913, in St. Elizabeth to Jacob and Margaret Holzer Hake Weidinger. In 1942, Mr. Weidinger moved to Columbia, where he worked in agriculture, retail sales and for the University of Missouri until he retired in 1978. He returned to St. Elizabeth in 1994. Mr. Weidinger was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in St. Elizabeth.
Visitation is from 9 to 10:30 this morning at Rekus Funeral Home in St. Elizabeth. Services will be at 11 this morning at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Masses or the Peru Missions in care of Rekus Funeral Home, P.O. Box 206, Iberia, Mo. 65486.