Ethelyn R. Sappington died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Ashland Healthcare Inc. She was 98.
"She loved the town of Ashland and lived in that area for over 98 years," said Alva Jane Cunningham, Mrs. Sappington's daughter.
"She loved her family and all of her Ashland friends," said James Cunningham, her son-in-law.
Mrs. Sappington was born Jan. 16, 1903, in Ashland to A.G. "Lonnie" Martin and Anna Drake Martin. On June 30, 1924, she married Elson W. Sappington.
Mrs. Sappington was a homemaker and a member of the first Methodist Church in Ashland.
Visitation for Mrs. Sappington will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd. in Ashland. Services will be at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at New Salem Cemetery, 12721 U.S. 63 in Ashland.
Mrs. Sappington is survived by her son, Hal M. Sappington of Warrensburg; her daughter, Alva Jane Cunningham of Columbia; five grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Her husband, brother and four sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Ashland Healthcare Inc., 300 S. Henry Clay Blvd., Ashland, Mo., 65010 or New Salem Cemetery, U.S. 63, Ashland, Mo., 65010.
Sondra Gaye Burks
Sondra Gaye Burks of Columbia died Monday, April 2, 2001, at University Hospital and Clinics. She was 59.
Ms. Burks was born May 6, 1941, in Moberly to Hollis Miller and Myrtle Emma Bennett Phillips. She was a member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church and the Columbia Ski Club.
Visitation for Ms. Burks will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Fred Thayer, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home.
Ms. Burks is survived by three sons, Dan Burks and Bobby Burks, both of Columbia, and Eddie Burks of Harrisburg; one daughter, Dilauna Burks of Columbia; three sisters, Sharyl Kewley of Columbia, Paula Noble of Nocona, Texas, and Alta Jean Clower of Ft. Worth, Texas; five grandchildren; and several cousins and nephews.
Her parents died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Jessie F. Koenig
Jessie Friedrich Koenig of Boonville died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville. She was 78.
A member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Billingsville, Mrs. Koenig was born Nov. 4, 1922, in Nelson, to Charles W. and Hettie Finley Racy.
She worked at Ashley Manor in Boonville and at several manufacturing plants before retiring from Boben Heel Factory.
Mrs. Koenig married Adolph Friedrich on Sept. 6, 1941, in Boonville. He died earlier. She married Hubert Koenig on Feb. 10, 1978, in Billingsville. He also died earlier.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Mary Harris, will be at 10 a.m. today at William Wood Funeral Home, 517 Fourth St., in Boonville. Burial will follow at St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery in Billingsville.
Mrs. Koenig is survived by two sons, Ron Friedrich of Bunceton, and Greg Friedrich of Columbia; a daughter-in-law, Pat Friedrich of Bunceton; a sister, Edith Taylor of Boonville; and two grandchildren, Tracy Pannell of Boonville and Brad Friedrich of California, Mo.
Memorials may be sent to the St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery Fund, 14191 Billingsville Road, Boonville, Mo. 65233, and to the Alzheimer's Association, 1121 Business Loop 70 E., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Johanna Maria Ide
Johanna Maria Ide of Columbia died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at her home. She was 73.
She was born Sept. 5, 1927, in Augsburg, Germany, to Anton Josef and Maria Rolle Herrle.
Mrs. Ide came to America with her parents when she was 6 months old. She grew up in New York City and graduated from Stuyvesant Arts High School.
Mrs. Ide earned a biology degree from Brooklyn College. Following graduation, she worked for five years as a hematology technician at New York Hospital.
On May 20, 1962, Mrs. Ide married Dr. Carl Heinz Ide in Brooklyn, New York. They relocated to Columbia the same year.
"She was a good wife, mother and grandmother," Dr. Ide said.
Mrs. Ide enjoyed travelling extensively with her husband.
There will be no services for Mrs. Ide. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Marianna Ide of Columbia; a son, Anthony Carl Ide of Columbia; and a granddaughter, Stefani Ide of Houston.
Helen K. Petersen
Helen K. Petersen of Mexico, Mo., died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Heritage Hall Nursing Center in Centralia. She was 91.
She was born in Eldridge, Iowa, on Dec. 15, 1909, to Ferdinand and Manetta Meier Helkenn.
On Feb. 25, 1931, she married Walter Petersen in Davenport, Iowa.
Mrs. Petersen was an active member and organizer of the Audrain County 4-H Building and Youth Center Foundation. She was also a former president and member of the Cedar Grove Extension Council.
Mrs. Petersen was a treasurer and Sunday school teacher at Bethel United Methodist Church in Mexico.
Visitation for Mrs. Petersen will be one hour before the 2 p.m. services today at Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, in Mexico. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.
She is survived by three sons, Harvey E. Petersen of Columbia, Walter H. Petersen of Gurnee, Ill., and Warren A. Petersen of Germany; one daughter, Marianne Hubert of Madison; one brother, Rolland Helkenn of Stockton, Iowa; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Her husband and a sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Children's Therapy and Early Education School at 408 S. Missouri, Mexico, Mo. 65265 or to Bethel United Methodist Church.
Christopher James Farinella of Columbia died Saturday, March 31, 2001. He was 41.
Mr. Farinella was born Dec. 7, 1959, in St. Louis to Louis P. and Sue Pennington Farinella.
He married Erika Galeas in Honduras on June 22, 1990. "He was a great dad, a great husband," said his wife.
He attended Christian Chapel.
He received a bachelor's degree in Computer Science in 1995 and a master's in education from MU in 1997.
Mr. Farinella loved to ride and train horses, his wife said. "It was one of his favorite hobbies."
Visitation for Mr. Farinella will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Theron Crawford will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Farinella is survived by his father, Louis Farinella of Rolla; his mother, Sue Farinella of Columbia; his wife, Erika Farinella of Columbia; one son, Jon Christopher Farinella of Columbia; one daughter, Lisa Maria Farinella of Columbia; four brothers, Louis P. Farinella Jr. of Fulton, Michael J. Farinella of St. Louis, Timothy J. Farinella of Columbia and Tony R. Farinella of Moberly.
D. Louise Hamilton
D. Louise "Tootie" Hamilton of Columbia died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 81.
Mrs. Hamilton was born July 31, 1919, in Boone County to Robert Harrison Hamilton and Alice Douglas Hamilton. She was a lifelong resident of Boone County and graduated from Hickman High School in 1939.
Mrs. Hamilton worked for 36 years as a dispatcher for the Yellow and Checker Taxi Companies in Columbia, and also as a bookkeeper at Howard's Garage. She retired in 1981 at the age of 62.
Mrs. Hamilton is survived by her daughter, Beverly Johnson, who described her mother as a fun-loving person.
"She was loved by everyone that ever met her," Johnson said.
Mrs. Hamilton is also survived by a sister, Mildred Corbin of Santa Rosa, Calif.; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.
Four brothers and five sisters died earlier.
Visitation for Mrs. Hamilton will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Rd. Services, conducted by the Rev. Joe Hendren, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Coyote Hill Youth Foundation, 9501 Coyote Hill Rd., Harrisburg, MO 65251.
Russell Shaw died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Riverdale Care Center in Boonville. He was 89.
Born Oct. 18, 1911, to Esta A. and Lena Pearl Groseclose Shaw in Downing, Mo., Mr. Shaw married Susan VanTrump Davis on December 19, 1947, in Columbia.
Mr. Shaw worked for MFA Oil Company for 46 years. He was also a member of First Christian Church, the Downtown Optimist Club, the Boone County Cattlemen's Association and the American Angus Association.
Visitation for Mr. Shaw will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by The Rev.John Yonker, will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Shaw is survived by his wife; a son, James Russell Shaw of Columbia; a daughter, Suellen Davis Wells of Lake Ozark; and four grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Pinnacles Youth Foundation, Boone County Extension Office, Route UU, Columbia, Mo. 65201 or to First Christian Church, 101 N. Tenth St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Duane G. McGrath
Duane Gerald "Jerry" McGrath of Millersburg died Thursday, March 29, 2001. He was 66.
Mr. McGrath was born May 27, 1934, in Columbia to Earl P. McGrath and Willie L. Wilson McGrath.
He was a 45-year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Locals 317 and 562. He held the office of president and financial secretary of Local 317. He had been a board member of the Millersburg Fire Protection District and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Callaway County Sheriff's Reserve and the Owl Creek Sportsman Club.
Mr. McGrath served in the Marines during the Korean War.
Mr. McGrath is survived by his wife, Nadine McGrath; his children and their spouses, James E. and Pam McGrath and John and Anita McGrath, all of Fulton; two brothers, Robert McGrath and Donald McGrath of Fulton; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents and a brother died earlier.
Visitations will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road in Columbia.
Memorial services, conducted by the Rev. William Korte, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Peters Catholic Church in Fulton.
Memorials may be sent to St. Peters Catholic School, 700 Highway Z, Fulton, Mo. 65251.
William Powell Jr.
William Daniel "Rock" Powell Jr. of Columbia died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at his home from cancer. He was 80.
Mr. Powell was born May 4, 1920, near McBaine, to William and Maria Hume Powell. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1939 and joined the Army in 1942.
He fought in France during World War II. Mr. Powell was in command of a tank destroyer during a battle with a German tank. The battle caused Powell to lose his right leg.
He received the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal, the Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and one overseas service bar.
He attended MU after his discharge. He married Juanita Christeen Gibbs on June 23, 1946.
Daughter Rebecca Boettcher said her father was a man who never let his disability interfere with his life. With only one leg, he still rode horses and tractors.
Mr. Powell even designed and built his own house after he was refused a bank loan because of his disability, she said. Mr. Powell borrowed money from friends and relatives to complete the project.
Boettcher said her father climbed on the ladder to put the roof on after roofers languished in the heat.
Boettcher said her father's favorite saying was "Me and Willie will get it done," in reference to his willpower. He always wanted to die in the house he worked so hard to build, and his wish was fulfilled. Boettcher said she recalls his unstoppable mental as well as physical strength.
"Everybody called him the Rock," she said.
Powell and his wife were active members of First Christian Church in Columbia and later charter members of Broadway Christian Church in Columbia. Mr. Powell was also an active member of American Legion Post 202, VFW Post 280, the Jefferson City chapter of the Disabled American Veterans, Habitat for Humanity, and Meals on Wheels.
Mr. Powell worked at the Deering Architect Co., Riback Pipe and Steel, and Knipp Construction Co. After 23 years at Knipp Construction, he retired at 62 to care for his wife, who suffered from Parkinson's disease.
Visitation for Mr. Powell was held Saturday at Parker Funeral Home, 22 N. Tenth Street. Services, conducted by the Rev. Rick Frost, will be today at 3 p.m. at Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mr. Powell is survived by two sisters, Sarah Crane of Columbia and Ireene Hubble of Sturgeon; four children, Rebecca Boettcher of Indialantic, Fla., William Daniel Powell III of Odessa, Barbara Spencer of Columbia and Roberta Wilson of Gravois Mills; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Habitat for Humanity or Powell-Palmer-Robinson College Scholarship Fund at Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Frances "Peggy" King of Columbia died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at her home. She was 63.
Mrs. King was born Aug. 4, 1937, to Clyde and Mary Miller.
She was a long-time resident of Serria County and considered it her home.
At Mrs. King's request there will be no services.
Mrs. King is survived by her daughter, Mary Burnam of Columbia; her son, Pete Boucher of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Jane Salle; three grandsons, Brandon, Corey and Barney; one granddaughter, Julie; and two great-grandchildren.
Her parents, a sister and a brother died earlier.
Ina Mae Sapp
Ina Mae Sapp of Columbia died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 87.
Mrs. Sapp was born Oct. 4, 1913, in Hartsburg to Elmer and Dovey Hazell Grindstaff. She married Fred Sapp on Oct. 24, 1931.
In 1956, she began running the Wagon Wheel Grocery Store in McBaine, which she managed for 18 years.
Mrs. Sapp volunteered at the Truman Veterans Hospital. She was also a member of Goshen Primitive Baptist Church in Wilton, VFW Auxilary Post 280, Merry Makers Quilting Club and the Goshen Church Ladies Circle.
Her daugher-in-law Jane Sapp said Mrs. Sapp was an active woman who loved working in her garden and quilting. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren.
"She was always a busy lady," Jane Sapp said.
Visitation for Mrs. Sapp will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West. Services, with the Rev. Marvine Tolle officiating, will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Sapp is survived by three sisters, Eva Hopfer, Louise Mason, and Juanita Bishop, all of Columbia; two sons, Marvin Sapp and Robert Sapp, both of Columbia; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Her husband, two brothers, and one great-grandchild died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Goshen Primitive Baptist Church, 500 Cedar Tree Lane, Hartsburg, Mo. 65039.