Virginia Lee "Jennie" Bridgewater, a lover of books and nature, died Jan. 16, 2001, in Columbia, of breast cancer. She was 60 years old.
A native of mid-Missouri, she had managed the Columbia Bookstore for 10 years before retiring in September 1999.
"At work, she knew the right things to do to put people at ease," said Renita Richmond, who worked with Ms. Bridgewater for a decade. "She was a delight. I worked with her, but she was my friend. She always made people feel good about themselves and you felt good for knowing someone like her."
Ms. Bridgewater was born on Feb. 16, 1940, in Boonville, to Ransome and Evelyn Brumley Scott. She married Roy Michael Bridgewater on Aug. 3, 1958.
Ms. Bridgewater's first attempt at book sales was at her own Boonville store, The Cheshire Cat.
"Those were truly good days," said her son, Scott. "She loved books. She taught us to read at an early age and really transferred her love of books to us."
In the late '80s, she wrote a play called "To Bear or Not to Bear" that was performed at Stephens College.
When she wasn't involved in literature, Ms. Bridgewater liked to garden and was a member of the Master Gardeners. She also tended to her cats, even adopting neighborhood strays. In addition, Ms. Bridgewater made and sold baskets.
A remembrance service for Ms. Bridgewater will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Ms. Bridgewater is survived by her mother, Evelyn Scott of Boonville; one son, Scott Bridgewater of Silver Spring, Md., and one daughter, Cindy Bridgewater Sturges of Columbia.
Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas, 75265, or Second Chance Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 10186, Columbia, Mo., 65205.
Sandra Lee Taylor
Sandra Lee Taylor
Sandra Lee Taylor died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at her home in St. Louis of natural causes. She was 51.
"She was a beautiful person," her sister Bobbia Banton said of Ms. Taylor.
She was born Aug. 10, 1949, in Columbia to Sehon Williams Jr. and Dora Coats Williams. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in education and was a member of Delta Sigma Theta. Ms. Taylor most recently taught at Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood. Before that, she taught high school in Detroit. She was a member of Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church in St. Louis.
Services, conducted by the Rev. David P. Ballenger, will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Paul AME Church, 501 Park Ave. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Ms. Taylor is survived by her parents; two sons, Kip R. Taylor and Kamron W. Taylor, both of St. Louis; one daughter, Karsee K. Taylor of St. Louis; two sisters, Senora M. Christopher of Oklahoma City and Bobbia C. Banton of Indianapolis; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her brother, Terry Lamont Williams, died earlier.
Anna Belle Barnes
Anna Belle Barnes of Columbia died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 89.
Mrs. Barnes was born March 7, 1911, in Boone County to James Douglass and Willie Allen Smith. On March 1, 1932, she married Curtus Allen Barnes of Columbia.
Mrs. Barnes was a homemaker and mother who formerly resided in Centralia.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, the Rev. Robert Shultz officiating.
Mrs. Barnes will be buried at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Centralia.
Mrs. Barnes is survived by two daughters, Clara Carter and Doris Dill, both of Columbia; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Her husband, one brother and two sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.
Judy Upchurch Davis
Judy Upchurch Davis of New Franklin died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville. She was 55.
The funeral home declined to release the cause of her death.
Mrs. Davis was born Nov. 19, 1946, in Hattisburg, Miss., to Haden J. and May Belle Holder Upchurch. She married Joe W. Davis Jr. in Fulton on Dec. 20, 1969.
Mrs. Davis graduated from Memorial High School in Houston, Texas, in 1964. She earned a bachelor's degree from William Woods College in Fulton in 1968. She later received a master's degree from the University of Missouri and a specialist degree in reading education from MU.
Mrs. Davis was president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Little Sisters of Minerva at Westminister College. A founding president of Chi Omega Sorority at William Woods College, she also served as an advisor for the group.
She taught for four years in Fulton Public Schools and three years in Fayette Public Schools and served as a reading specialist teacher at William Woods University.
She served on the Alumni Board at Willam Woods College, receiving the outstanding Alumni Award at William Woods University in 1997. She served on the Board of Directors for University of Missouri Children's Hospital, and was a former President of Fayette LTS Club.
Mrs. Davis, along with her husband, received the Outstanding Eagle Service Award from Central Methodist College.
Mrs. Davis was a member of First Christian Church in Fayette.
There will not be any visitation. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Linn Memorial United Methodist Church in Fayette. Entombment will held in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband; two sons, Joe Wes "Trey" Davis III of Columbia. and Haden Tyler Davis of New Franklin, Mo.; a daughter, Ashley Holder Davis of New Franklin; her father, Haden J. Upchurch of Houston, Texas; and a brother, Michael J. Upchurch of Houston, Texas.
Her mother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to University of Missouri Children's Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201, or Ellis Fischel Cancer Hospital, 115 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Gabe Greenway Feutz of Columbia died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at the University of Missouri Hospital Transplant Recovery operating room due to injuries suffered in a car accident. He was 18.
Mr. Feutz was born to Eric B. Feutz and Mirra Greenway on June 25 in Rocheport. He has lived his entire life in Boone County.
He attended Hickman High School and Douglass High School. Mr. Feutz was an office clerk for Kylar Broadus attorney-at-law. He also worked at Greenway Massage Company.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Broadway Christian Church. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Broadway Christian Church.
Mr. Feutz is survived by his parents, who now live in Columbia; a stepmother, Grace Feutz of Columbia; two brothers, Brandt Feutz and Ethan Feutz, both of Columbia; a stepbrother, Kevin Greenway of Caruthersville; and grandparents.
His mate, Tresa Scruggs, a grandfather, and an uncle died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Central Missouri Humane Society, P.O. Box 1251 Columbia, Mo., 65205 or Midwest Organ Bank, 1900 W. 47th Place Westwood, Kansas, 606205.
Sherman Brown Sr.
Sherman Nathaniel Brown Sr. of Columbia died Saturday at his home. He was 85.
Mr. Brown was born on May 3, 1915, in Boone County to Sally Maude Williams and Daniel Webster Brown.
He graduated from Douglass High School. Mr. Brown worked as a supervisor at Stephens College for 43 years. He was a charter member of The Columbia Reunion Club.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. 4th St., Columbia. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Second Baptist Missionary Church at 407 E. Broadway, Columbia. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Brown is survived by two sons, Sherman N. Brown Jr. and Daniel K. Brown, both of Columbia; four daughters, Marva J. Brown and Janice M. Brown, both of Milwaukee, Wis., Sandra Turner of Columbia and Nathalyn C. Forrest of Mexico, Mo. and one brother, Robert L. Graves Jr. of Columbia.
A son and three daughters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Sherman N. Brown Sr. Memorial College Scholarship Fund, c/o Boone County National Bank at 8th & Broadway, Columbia, Mo.
Darronne Z. Gaines
Darronne Z. Gaines of Columbia died Friday night at University Hospital from an accidential gunshot wound. He was 18.
Darronne was born Oct. 12, 1982, to Damara Gaines and James C. Robinson in Fayette. He attended Hickman High School in Columbia. He was a member of Faithwalk Ministry in Paris, Mo.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Fayette. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Linn Memorial Union Methodist Church in Fayette, with Bishop Harold Long officiating. Burial will be in Fayette City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Maurice Talton, William Miller, Javonte Long, Jimmy Cole, Aloazo Lee and Lee Hardin. Honorary pallbearers will be Rod Holmes, Casey Williams, Jay Ritter, Kenyon Davin, Matt Hall and Stuart Workuff.
Darronne is survived by his parents; a daughter, Miesha LaShante Rainey of Columbia; his fianc�e, Juanita Shante Rainey of Columbia; two brothers, Demetric Gaines and James A. Robinson, both of Columbia; a sister, Alicia Wright of Columbia; his grandfather; his grandmothers; six uncles and 11 aunts and several great-aunts.
Louise Valeria Thornton-Woods
Louise Valeria Thornton-Woods of Sedalia died Friday, January 12, 2001, at Roper Hospital in Charleston, S.C. She was 78.
Mrs. Woods was born Feb. 5, 1922 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the Rev. Robert Thornton and Lucille Thornton. She graduated valedictorian from Dunbar High School. Mrs. Woods later attended Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark.
She was a member of Taylor Chapel Methodist Church College in Sedalia, and its choir. Mrs. Woods worked on the church's Usher Board and with the Junior Ushers. She also worked with the Methodist Youth Foundation.
Mrs. Woods was a member of the Eastern Star, American War Mothers and exclusive member of the Rosa Munda Social Club.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Sedalia. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Prince Z. James. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Woods is survived by three sons: the Rev. Prince Z. James Jr. of Houston and Freddie Woods of Ottawa, Kan. and Harold Woods of Fulton; two daughters, Joyce Hill and Lynette Woods of Charleston, S.C. and three grandchildren.
Dr. Clifford Wallis
Dr. Clifford M. Wallis, formerly of Columbia, died Friday at his home in Moretown, Vt. He was 96.
Dr. Wallis was born on March 7, 1904 in Waitsfield, Vermont to Adelle Bragg Wallis and George Wilbur Wallis.
A 1922 graduate of Waitsfield High School, Dr. Wallis later earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Vermont in 1926 and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1929.
He married the former Marion Davis Bisbee in Duxbury, Vt., on Aug. 6, 1928. Dr. Wallis also earned a doctorate in science at Harvard University in 1941.
He joined the staff at the College of Engineering at MU as an instructor in electrical engineering in 1928. Dr. Wallis was appointed assistant professor in 1934, associate professor in 1940 and full professor in 1944.
Later, during a temporary appointment as a visiting professor at Harvard University's Croft Laboratory, Dr. Wallis helped establish the first pre-radar training program for U.S. Army Reserve officers. He was also involved in the design of the scanning sonar system the laboratory developed for the U.S. Navy.
Dr. Wallis served as chairman of MU's department of electrical engineering from 1947 to 1967. He is a former president of the Missouri chapter of Sigma XI and was chairman of the Missouri-Arkansas section of the American Society of Engineering Education.
Dr. Wallis was a member of the National Research Committee of AIEE, for which he served as vice-chairman from 1958-59.
Dr. Wallis, who wrote many technical papers, also served as a Fulbright lecturer in solid-state electronics for the Physics Department of Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey. In 1973, MU awared Dr. Wallis with the Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering.
Memorial service begins at 11 a.m. Monday at the Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Inurnment will take place in the Waitsfield Common Cemetery at a later date. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.
Dr. Wallis is survived by a son, George Wilbur Wallis of Springfield, Ill.; a daughter, Anne Wallis Bull of Waitsfield; a brother, W. Otis Wallis of Waitsfield; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
His wife died earlier.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
Aaron Lee Yoder of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. He was stillborn.
He was the child of Samuel and Lynn Wheeler Yoder.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will begin at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Aaron is survived by his parents; two brothers, Joshua Ryan Yoder and Kurt Randall Yoder; and a sister, Mary Jane Yoder, all of Columbia.
Memorials may be sent to Aaron Lee Yoder Siblings College Fund, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Bus. 70 W., Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Minerva Louise Mason Krumholz of Columbia, formerly of Mineola, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. She was 82.
Mrs. Krumholz was born on March 2, 1918, in Mt. Pulaski, Ill., to George and Lela Mattingly Goretzke.
She married Roy G. Mason on July 31, 1938. She later married Edward Krumholz on Oct. 17, 1981.
Mrs. Krumholz was a self-employed accountant. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Montgomery City.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Church in Montgomery City. A wake service will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Szafranski of Sturgeon and Carol Wallace of Kansas City; two sons, Richard Mason of California and Roy Glenn Mason Jr. of Arizona; three sisters, Lanora Maupin of Lebanon, Mo., Evelyn Ockerhausen of Pittsfield, Ill., and Lela Cook of Warrenton; a brother, Glenn Goretzke of New Florence; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Her parents, her two husbands and a son died earlier. Memorials may be sent to the Immaculate Conception Church or to the Alzheimer's Association, c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, Mo. 63361.
Bonnie Lee Hargis
Bonnie Lee Hargis of Columbia died Sunday, January, 14, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 75.
Mrs. Hargis was born on March 9, 1925, in Fayette to John William and Edna Mae Hackley Mobley. She married Ivan "Jack" Henry Hargis Jr. in Centralia on Dec. 7, 1947.
Visitation for Mrs. Hargis will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Harold Smith, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Hargis is survived by her husband, two daughters, Sharon Ann Buckler and Karen Kay Morton, both of Columbia; a brother, John W. Mobley of Evansville, Ind.; and five grandchildren.
A sister and a son, Larry Dean Hargis, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.
Tresa E. "Scrubbs" Scruggs of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2001, in Columbia as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. She was 19.
Miss Scruggs was born June 14, 1981, in Columbia to Robert J. Scruggs and Virginia "Ginnie" Wren. She lived her entire life in Columbia.
"She was so fun-loving and beautiful, with a talent that not many people have anymore," said her brother Michael Atwood. "She could see the good in things that no one else could. Everybody loved her. If you were a stranger on the street and you needed something, she had it."
Miss Scruggs was in her senior year at Douglass High School; She had previously attended Hickman High School.
"Her future was wide open," Atwood said. "She had many interests."
Visitation for Miss Scruggs will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Parker Funeral Service.
Miss Scruggs is survived by her mother; her father, who lives in Billings, Mont.; four brothers, Matthew Atwood, Michael Atwood and Justin Green, all of Columbia, and Kyle Scruggs of North Bend, Wash.; a sister, Cassandra Scruggs of North Bend, Wash.; her paternal grandparents, Robert and Vicki Scruggs of Columbia; and a grandmother, Mary Bowman of North Carolina.
Her maternal grandparents died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Greenpeace, 702 H Street N.W., Suite 300, Washington, D.C., 20001.
Nellie Cardwell Brummet, formerly of Columbia, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Sherwood Healthcare Center in Bryan, Texas. She was 79.
Mrs. Brummet was born on Sept. 20, 1921, in Jefferson City to Sidney Worth and Melinda Myrtle Snelling Cardwell. She married Del J. Brummet.
Mrs. Brummet is survived by two daughters, Jodi Brummet King of Bryan, Texas and Delilah Brummet
Flaum of Chicago, Ill.; and two grandchildren.
Her husband died earlier.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Paul Moessner on Jan. 13, 2001, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Roger F. Sublett
Roger F. Sublett, who was an assistant supervisor of the Columbia Power Plant for 44 years, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at his home. He was 68.
Mr. Sublett, who had farmed in Harrisburg since 1960, was born July 9, 1932, in Boone County to Joab Sublett and Ruth Lee Anderton Sublett. He married Barbara Jean Level on July 15, 1950, in Columbia. Retired in the last few years from his job, he enjoyed playing bluegrass and gospel music on his dobro. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Columbia.
Mr. Sublett is survived by his wife; six sons, Roger A. Sublett, Steven W. Sublett, Greg L. Sublett, Timothy D. Sublett, Kevin D. Sublett, all of Harrisburg, Mo., and David M. Sublett of St. Louis; three brothers, Joab Sublett, Jr. of Columbia, Duane Sublett of Rocky Mount, Mo., and Roy Sublett of Columbia; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Charles Parker and the Rev. Cliff Cato, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at First Assembly of God Church, 1100 N. Seventh St., Columbia. He was buried at Red Rock Cemetery in Harrisburg.
Memorials can be sent to First Assembly of God Church, 1100 N. Seventh St., Columbia, Mo., 65203, or the Red Rock Cemetery Association, 4760 Squire Court Road, Harrisburg, Mo., 65256.