Daniel James Beard
Daniel James Beard of Columbia died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at University Hospital. He was 39.
Mr. Beard was born Nov. 24, 1961, in Montgomery County, Pa.
Mr. Beard enjoyed being outdoors and loved all aspects of nature, his companion Kitty Loftus said.
Mr. Beard is survived by his father, John Beard of Tucson, Ariz.; his companion, Kitty Loftus of Columbia; two brothers, Dale Beard of Tenn., and Doug Beard of Fla.; and a sister, Emily Sebay of Tucson, Ariz.
W. Casey Haux
W. Casey Haux of Sturgeon died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 72.
Mr. Haux was born May 24, 1928, in Forbes, N.D., to Ludwig and Christina Retzer Haux. After he graduated from Forbes High School in 1946, he served with the Military Police in the U.S. Army in Japan until his discharge in 1948.
He graduated from Chillicothe Business College, specializing in general accounting. He worked for Frisco Railroad in Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago before moving to Sturgeon in 1957.
He married Virginia Mason Jan. 17, 1954.
In 1959, he was named acting postmaster of Sturgeon and received an official appointment as postmaster from President Dwight Eisenhower in 1960. He received the National League of Missouri Postmasters' Postmaster of the Year award in 1967.
Community involvement was especially important to Mr. Haux, who embraced the community of Sturgeon.
"He loved being involved with kids and things that would help the community," said his daughter, Kristin Danielson. "Even as postmaster, he would take a personal interest in individuals and do special things when they asked."
Mr. Haux was a past president of the Sturgeon Chamber of Commerce, and he was honored as Sturgeon Citizen of the Year in 1959. He served two terms as chairman of Sturgeon's Planned Progress Association, and was a member of the Sturgeon Christian Church. He served two terms on the Sturgeon school board and was a former master of Masonic Lodge #174 AF & AM. He served nine years on the tri-county Daniel Boone Regional Library Board.
Mr. Haux also prepared taxes for many Sturgeon area residents. He served as a member of the Sturgeon State Bank Board before its recent purchase by Boone County Bank.
"He was always a fixture at the Sturgeon Fair and very involved on the fair board committee," Danielson said. "He would even go to the length to drive to Centralia and borrow a cotton candy machine so that the kids in Sturgeon could have cotton candy at the fair."
About 15 years ago, Mr. Haux rewarded himself and bought his dream car: a bright red 1964 Dodge Dart convertible.
"Almost the only place he drove it was in the Sturgeon parade," Danielson said.
Mr. Haux is survived by his wife, Virginia Mason Haux of Sturgeon; two sons, Jeffrey Haux of Western Springs, Ill., and Hadley Haux of Ferguson; one daughter, Kristin Danielson of Richmond, Va.; one brother, Delmer Haux of Redfield, S.D.; three sisters, Alma Zweber of Yankton, S.D., Annie Fuller of Snoqualmie, Wash., Ella Nora Shurtz of Mesa, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Meador & Son Funeral Home in Sturgeon. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jay Self of Columbia, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Meador & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mt. Horab Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Sturgeon Recreation Center.
Irene Neale of Centralia died Monday, May 14, 2001, at the Heritage Hall in Centralia. She was 90.
Mrs. Neale was born Feb. 7, 1911, in Boone County to Harry E. and Margaret Brock Stone. She graduated from Centralia High School in 1928 and married Forest Neale on June 29, 1939.
Mrs. Neale was a member of the First Christian Church in Centralia. She taught school in Centralia from 1933 to 1973.
Mrs. Neale served on the Centralia Library Board and was a member of the Centralia Historical Society. She was also a member of the Pastime Club.
Visitation for Mrs. Neale was Thursday. Services, conducted by the Rev. Ed Varnum, will be at 1 p.m. today at the Meador and Son Chapel, at Rollins and Sneed streets in Centralia. Burial will be in the City of Centralia Cemetery.
Mrs. Neale is survived by three nephews, Charles Stone of Columbia, Lee Scott of Centralia, and Donald Stone of Ligonier, Pa.; and three nieces, Susan Edwardson of Harrogate, Tenn., Karen Scott of Cape Coral, Fla., and Barbara Overholt of Ligonier, Pa.
Her husband, six brothers and one sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the First Christian Church, 229 S. Rollins St., Centralia, Mo., 65240, or the Centralia Public Library, 210 S. Jefferson St., Centralia, Mo., 65240.
Baby Brown Robinson
Baby Brown Robinson died Wednesday, May 16, shortly after birth.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Clifton St. James.
Surviving are mother Stephanie Brown of Columbia; father Brandin Robinson of Columbia; grandparents Melody Monroe of Columbia, Stephen Cooper of Columbia, Brenda Kidd of Columbia and Roy Jerome of Kansas City; step-grandfather Chris Monroe of Columbia; and several cousins.
Clela E. Blackmore
Clela E. Blackmore of Columbia died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 88.
Mrs. Blackmore was born Oct. 17, 1912, in Lawton, Okla., to Oral and Pearl Beall Hayes. She graduated from Wellsville High School in Wellsville in 1931 and married Taylor Benson Blackmore in Columbia on June 23, 1935.
Mrs. Blackmore enjoyed playing bingo, working in her garden, volunteering at church and dancing. She was a regular at dances held at senior centers, dancing at least once a month.
Her son, Charley Blackmore, said she was an avid bridge player. Mrs. Blackmore was a member of the Broadway-Atkins Neighborhood Bridge Club since its founding in 1958. She only missed a few games in 42 years. When some of the neighborhood players moved, Mrs. Blackmore would drive as far as Kansas City just to play bridge with an old friend.
"They weren't like the country club bridge club. They always played in someone's home or in a restaurant," Charley Blackmore said.
Visitation for Mrs. Blackmore was Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, officiated by the Rev. Rick Frost, will be at 10 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Blackmore is survived by two sons, Charley Blackmore and Gary Blackmore, both of Columbia; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Memorial Fund of Clela Blackmore, c/o Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Effie Mae Cunningham of Hallsville died Tuesday, May 15, 2001. She was 65.
"She was a gift from God to her family and all who knew and loved her," her daughter, Karla Cunningham, said.
Mrs. Cunningham was born on June 12, 1935, to Phillip and Violet Davis. She married Edward Cunningham on Oct. 2, 1953. She worked as a secretary for the Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center.
She spent her spare time with family and worked in her garden.
"Her hobbies were her children, grandchildren, animals and working in her yard," KarlaCunningham said.
Visitation for Mrs. Cunningham will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road in Columbia. Services, conducted by the Rev. Stanley Owen, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Nilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Cunningham is survived by her husband; two sons, L. Kevin Cunningham of Centralia and Ken Cunningham of Hallsville; one daughter, Karla Cunningham of Hallsville; one sister, Lena Colores of Whitter, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
Two brothers and one sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1013, Columbia, Mo. 65205.
Becky Lynn Estes
Becky Lynn Estes of Columbia died Friday, May 11, 2001 in an automobile accident in Grain Valley. She was 43.
For the past 20 years, Ms. Estes was a student loan adviser at MU. As an adviser, Ms. Estes helped students with deferment and collection of loans. She also provided exit counseling to graduating seniors who had utilized loans. Staff members in the loan collections department said Ms. Estes was an important part of the office, and she would be difficult to replace.
"She made lots of friends here," said Sandy Murray, the MU Student Loans Collection Administrator. "She will be missed terribly."
Ms. Estes was born June 13, 1957, in Columbia to Charles Hern and Julia Estes. She graduated from Hickman High School and attended Columbia College before her employment with the university. Ms. Estes was also a member of the Second Baptist Church in Columbia.
Visitation for Ms. Estes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 204 E. Ash St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Clanton Dawson, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Second Baptist Church, 407 E. Broadway. Ms. Estes will be buried in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ms. Estes is survived by her mother, Julia Estes of Columbia; her father, Charles Hern of Boonville; three sons, Devere Estes of Jefferson City, Edrienne Estes and Raashad Ahamad Lemont Lee both of Columbia; seven brothers, Brian Estes of Garland, Texas, Rodney Estes of Boonville, Cecil Estes, Charles Lane, William Lane, Marlon Lane, and Mark Graves all of Columbia; eight sisters, Debra Estes Vanburen of Honolulu, Hawaii, Karen Estes Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., Michelle Estes, Ann Lane, Kathy Lane, Vickie Wright, Hope Graves, and Margaret Stemmons all of Columbia.
Sandra Lynne Hampton of Columbia died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, of kidney disease. She was 59.
Mrs. Hampton was born Nov. 8, 1941, in Chicago to Rush W. and Dorothy L. Falknor. She attended Bloom High School in Chicago, John A. Logan Junior College at Carterville, Ill., and Moody Bible Institute.
She was an independent representative for Avon Inc. and had recently been awarded the President's Award for her performance. She was the Sunday School administrator of the United Pentecostal Church in Columbia.
Mrs. Hampton married Larry Hampton on April 28, 1984.
Visitation for Mrs. Hampton will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today at United Pentecostal Church, 211 Benton St. in Columbia.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Robert L. Gilstrap, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the United Pentecostal Church.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the West Monroe Apostolic Church in Herrin, Ill. Services will follow at the church.
Mrs. Hampton is survived by her husband, Larry; her mother, Dorothy Falknor of Herrin, Ill; one son, R. David Null of Marion, Ill.; two daughters, Linda Null Lunn of Poplar Bluff and Rebecca Null Snyder of Herrin, Ill.; three stepchildren, Anthony D. Hampton of Bethalto, Ill., Theresa A. Metz of East Alton, Ill., and Stephanie K. Parrish of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, Ronald Falknor of Glendale, Ariz., Donald Falknor of Herrin Ill.; a sister, Deborah Falknor Barron of Phoenix; and eleven grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation in Kansas City.
O.T. Smiley of Delaware, Ohio, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at his home. He was 85.
Mr. Smiley was born August 13, 1915, in Monroe County, Mo., to Ollie and Katherine White Smiley.
He married Gladys Hulen on March 13, 1937, at her parents' home in Mexico, Mo.
Mr. Smiley lived in Mexico and was affiliated with the First Christian Church and the Lions Club before he moved to Ohio. He retired from Audrain Medical Center as a food service director in 1980.
Visitation for Mr. Smiley is at noon today at Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson St. in Mexico. Services, conducted by the Rev. Randall Sawyer, will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Smiley is survived by his wife; one son, Ron Smiley of Powell, Ohio; two brothers, Raymond and Gilbert Smiley, both of Mexico; and one sister, Lola Mae Foster of Mexico. Two brothers and three sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 620 E. Monroe, Mexico, Mo. 65265 or The American Heart Association, 2600 I-70 Drive N.W., Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Richard McFarland Sr.
Richard L. McFarland Sr. of Columbia died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at his home. He was 65.
"He was just a great man. He was my life," said his wife, Patricia McFarland.
Mr. McFarland was born June 9, 1935, in Clarinda, Iowa, to Edward and Hazel Skinner McFarland. He married Patricia Campbell on Jan. 8, 1960, in Columbus, Ga.
Mr. McFarland was an Army veteran who worked in the military for six years as a medic. He spent much of his life working in construction and was a member of Milan Baptist Church.
"He fought to live for 22 years because life was so important to him," his wife said. "He had a heart transplant six years ago, and lived an extra six years because of that."
Mr. McFarland was active in the Heart Transplant Support Group at University Hospital.
"He did all kinds of things to help people who couldn't afford a transplant themselves," McFarland said.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Bart Larson, will be at 11 a.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Rd.
Mr. McFarland is survived by his wife; one son, Richard McFarland Jr. of Minnesota; one daughter-in-law, Gladys McFarland of Columbia; one granddaughter, April McFarland of Centralia; one grandson, Chad Cordray of Milan; one great-grandson, Ethan McFarland of Columbia; and two brothers, Robert McFarland of Yellville, Ark., and Ross McFarland of Kenosha, Wis.
Memorials may be sent to the Heart Transplant Support Group at University Hospital Transplant Office, DCO 35.00, 1 Hospital Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65212.
Glenn Vaughn Sr.
Glenn Norris Vaughn Sr. of Columbia died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Truman Veterans Hospital. He was 76.
Mr. Vaughn was born July 27, 1924, in Wooldridge to Lon and Audrey Croswhite Vaughn. He graduated from Wooldridge High School in 1941 and was a member of the Wooldridge Baptist Church. Mr. Vaughn served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946. Also in 1946, he played minor league baseball in Pennsylvania.
For 17 years, Mr. Vaughn worked for the Federal Aviation Administration, including a stint as control tower chief in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Mr. Vaughn retired in 1988 as operations manager for the Yellow Freight Co. in St. Louis. He moved to Columbia in 1988.
"He was an avid golfer," said his son, Chester James. "He enjoyed hunting and fishing."
Services, conducted by the Rev. Lewis Odneal, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Clayton Cemetery in Overton.
Mr. Vaughn is survived by two daughters, Laura Fry of St. Charles and Audrey Leaton of Ashland; four sons, Chester James and Paul Vaughn, both of Columbia, Curtis Vaughn of Plant City, Fla., and Glenn Vaughn Jr. of Brandon, Fla.; two sisters, Patricia Meyer of Harrisonville and Shirley Triebsch of Boonville; one brother, Clifford Vaughn of Riverbank, Calif.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Foundation at P.O. Box 1013, Columbia, Mo., 65205 or to the American Kidney Foundation at 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Md., 20852.
Robert Sherman Jones
Robert Sherman Jones of Columbia died Monday, May 14, 2001, of cancer at his home. He was 61.
Dr. Jones was born Dec. 20, 1939, in St. Louis to Dr. Otey Sherman Jones and Hilda Jenneman Jones. He married Debbora Dues Jones on Feb. 17, 1968, in Kansas City.
He graduated from St. Louis University in 1961, and the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 1965. He completed his psychiatric residency at Western Missouri Mental Health Center in Kansas City.
Dr. Jones was employed by the Missouri Department of Mental Health for 31 years. He was the superintendent of Mid-Missouri Mental Health in Jefferson City.
He was a staff psychiatrist at Mid-Missouri Mental Health from 1987 to 1998. In 1998, he retired and worked part time for the University of Missouri Department of Psychiatry and Butterfield Youth Services in Marshall.
Dr. Jones was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the American Psychiatric Association and the Central Missouri Hemercallis Society. He was an avid gardener, bird watcher and golfer.
Visitation for Dr. Jones will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Michael Flanagan, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Drive. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Columbia Cemetery.
Dr. Jones is survived by his wife; one son, Matthew Jones of Columbia; one brother, John Paul Jones of Williamston, Mich.; one sister, Alice Jones Stallings of St. Louis; two half-sisters, Marion Jones Coffman of Mountainview, Ark., and Harriet Jones Ward of Hollywood, Fla.; one half-brother, Thomas Jones of St. Louis; three nieces; and five nephews.
His parents died earlier.
Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Lourdes building fund, 903 Bernadette Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203 and Butterfield Youth Services, 1180 Highway WW, Marshall, Mo., 65340.
Kenneth Will Bower of Cheshire, Conn., died on Saturday, April 28, 2001, at the Elim Park Baptist Home. He was 93.
Mr. Bower was born on July 21, 1907, in Bethel, Mo.
He married Hazel Meier on Oct. 5, 1941, in Columbia.
Mr. Bower earned a Bachelor's degree in Business and Public Administration and a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Agriculture from MU. His professional career was dedicated to teaching and research at the Dairy Husbandry Department of the MU College of Agriculture. He was an assistant professor.
Mr. Bower is survived by his son Edward Bower of Cheshire, Conn.; two granddaughters, Laura Hecht of Minneapolis, Minn., and Amy Pentz of Suffield, Conn.; and three grandsons.
William Thornton Sr.
William H. Thornton Sr. of Columbia died Sunday, May 13, 2001. He was 67.
Mr. Thornton was born July 4, 1933, in Columbia to Herbert Marvin and Dorothy Lee McBaine Thornton.
He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Thornton married Sally Dugan on July 20, 1957, in Columbia.
He served with the Police Reserve, a volunteer organization that aids police, for 23 years, from 1957 to 1980. Mr. Thornton retired from the University of Missouri after 40 years of service.
Mr. Thornton was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Bart Larson, will follow at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Thornton is survived by his wife, Sally Thornton of Columbia; a son, William H. Thornton Jr. of Columbia; a daughter, Lisa D. Thornton of Columbia; and one grandchild.
His parents and one daughter died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Ronald McDonald House, 1001 Stadium Road, Columbia, MO 65201.
Robert Irwin Barnes
Robert Irwin Barnes, formerly of Columbia, died Monday May 7, 2001, in Madison, Wis. He was 75.
"He just loved his children and his grandchildren," said his daughter-in-law, Jane Barnes. "They were the joys of his life."
Mr. Barnes was born on April 17, 1926, in Columbia to Joe and Mettie Barnes. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1944. He stayed involved with his graduating class by organizing and hosting reunions since 1957. He also sent out the class's annual newsletter.
In 1950, Mr. Barnes graduated from MU with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Scholastic Fraternity.
In the early 1970s, Mr. Barnes moved to Wisconsin. On July 23, 1988, he married Jacquelyn Ann Gundersen.
Mr. Barnes worked for GTE for 41 years and received the Book of Golden Deeds Award. He was elected to the Wisconsin State Telephone Association and spent many years as the president of the Badger State Telephone Pioneers. He also served as chairman of the fund-raising committee for the Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library and was chairman of the Board of Trustees there and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Madison.
Mr. Barnes loved traveling and collecting rhino, frog and elephant keepsakes, knife rests and antiques. He also enjoyed his motorcycle, making latched hook rugs and playing the organ.
Visitation for Mr. Barnes will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. in Columbia Services, conducted by the Rev. Robert Russell, will follow at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife, of Sun Prairie, Wis.; one son, R. Bruce Barnes of Sun Prairie, Wis.; one daughter, Sandra Gurm of Morrow, Ohio; one brother Maurice Barnes of Gladstone; one sister, Jeanette Marie Barnes of Columbia; and four grandchildren.
A brother, Joe Marion Barnes; and his first wife, Virginia Ruth Itschner, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Robert I. Barnes Memorial Scholarship Fund at Hickman High School, 1104 N. Providence Rd., Columbia, Mo. 65203 or to First Baptist Church, 1112 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
John F. Duffield
John F. Duffield of Columbia died Friday, May 11, 2001, at his home. He was 79.
"He was a loving grandfather, father and husband," said Laura Moore, Mr. Duffield's daughter.
Mr. Duffield was born on Aug. 18, 1921, in Birch Tree to Fred and Eva Summers Duffield. In 1943, he married Ernestine Eschrich in Montier.
Mr. Duffield was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, serving in China, Burma and India. He graduated from MU in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in education. He received a master's degree in education in 1951 and a master's degree in science in 1963. He taught in public schools in Missouri for 30 years.
"He loved to visit with people and read," Mrs. Moore said. "He was a lifelong student."
Mr. Duffield was a member of the Sages Group at Memorial Baptist Church. After his retirement, he worked as an usher at the Hearnes Center and Faurot Field. He was also an after-school tutor at the Boone County Juvenile Center.
Moore said her father enjoyed church, outdoor activities and sports teams. "He loved to go to church and was active in his church," she said. "He was also an avid gardener and fisherman. And he was a great Missouri Tiger fan and a St. Louis Cardinals fan."
Visitation for Mr. Duffield will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Rd. Services, conducted by the Rev. Robert Webb, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nilson Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oak Forest Cemetery in Birch Tree at a later date.
Mr. Duffield is survived by his wife; one son, John Duffield of Tampa, Fla.; three daughters, Laura Moore of Springdale, Ark., Jan Cornelius of Waterloo, Iowa, and Mary Duffield of Columbia; and five grandchildren.
His brother and sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Memorial Baptist Church, 1634 Paris Rd., Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Orentha Graves of Columbia died Friday, May 11, 2001, at her home. She was 100.
Mrs. Graves was born May 29, 1900, in Boone County to Will and Ada Douglas. She attended Columbia Public Schools and was employed at Stephens College until her retirement in 1965.
"Mom was giving and tried to help any way she could," said her son, Theodore Graves Jr. "We loved her dearly."
Mrs. Graves was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church since she was a girl.
"Orentha was a very hard, strong but delicate lady," said Mrs. Graves' friend and fellow church member Kathryn Lee. "She was very disciplined in the church."
Lee remembers last year, when, despite health problems, Mrs. Graves walked into the church to celebrate her 100th birthday.
"She was a good friend, teacher and mentor," Lee said. "She was just Orentha, fun-loving one minute and will put you in your place the next."
Visitation for Mrs. Graves will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. Fourth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Clifton St. James, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 501 Park Ave. Mrs. Graves will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Graves is survived by one son, Theodore of Grandview; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Her husband and one son died earlier.
George Hyde Jr.
George Hyde Jr. of Columbia died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 82.
Mr. Hyde was born May 6, 1919, in Columbia to George and Sally Mae Hyde. He served in the Army during World War II.
Mr. Hyde was a member of the Charity Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia. He worked at Little General Stores and Dorn-Cloney Laundry and Dry Cleaning, both in Columbia.
Visitation for Mr. Hyde will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. James R. Ford, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Hyde is survived by three sons, Harvey Hyde of Davie, Fla.; LeRoy Hyde of Arkansas and George Hyde; one daughter, Carol Ann Hyde of Columbia; three brothers, Charles Hyde of Cheyenne, Wyo., and James Hyde and Sam W. Hyde, both of Columbia; three sisters, Bessie Sexton of Higbee and Lillian Davis and Lena Craig, both of Columbia; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Two brothers and two sisters died earlier.
Laura Lee Guthrie
Laura Lee Guthrie of Columbia died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Columbia Health Care. She was 79.
Mrs. Guthrie was born on Oct. 21, 1921, in Auxvasse to Richard and Bertha Henderson Galbreath. She attended Auxvasse Public School and was a member of Simpson Chapel A.M.E. Church in Columbia.
William Guthrie, her son, remembers her as "a wonderful and sweet person."
Visitation for Mrs. Guthrie will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. Fourth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Clifton St. James, will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 501 Park Ave. Mrs. Guthrie will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.
Mrs. Guthrie is survived by four sons, William Albert Guthrie, Larry Dean Guthrie, Robert Dale Guthrie, all of Columbia, and Ronald Lee Guthrie of St. Charles; one brother, Richard Galbreath of Des Moines, Iowa; one sister, Maggie Johnson of Jefferson City; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 514 E. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, Mo. 65101, or the Alzheimers Special Care Environment, c/o of Columbia Healthcare, 1801 Towne Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Robert W. Jordan
Robert W. Jordan of Columbia died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Columbia Health Care. He was 87.
Mr. Jordan was born Sept. 5, 1913, in Callaway County to Quay Jordan and Toni Henderson. He was employed by Shepards Farms for several years and was a member of Simpson Chapel A.M.E. Church.
Visitation for Mr. Jordan will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. Fourth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Clifton St. James, will be held 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul AME Church, 501 Park Ave. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mr. Jordan is survived by three nieces, Ruth Mitchell of Columbia, Norma Hackman of Dallas, and Evelyn Wilson of Jefferson City; and two nephews, Robert Pasley of Mexico, Mo., and Tennie Woolery of Southfield, Mich. His wife, Helen Guthrie, died earlier.