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MISSOURI - Boone County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 61

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Date: Saturday, 19 April 2008, at 1:20 a.m.

Walsie L. Bradley
Walsie Leona Bradley of Sturgeon died Monday, June 4, 2001, at the Fulton Presbyterian Manor, in Fulton. She was 92.
Mrs. Bradley was born on Feb. 26, 1909, near Sturgeon to John and Cora Alspaw Hopper.
She married Harry W. Bradley on Dec. 18, 1925. They lived on a farm in southwest Sturgeon for many years. Mr. Bradley died in 1984.
Mrs. Bradley was retired from the University of Missouri.
She was a member of the Dripping Springs Christian Church, but attended Riggs Methodist Church, located closer to her home. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, her sister Nina Drane said.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Meador & Son Funeral Chapel in Sturgeon. Services, conducted by Rev. Jesse Hood, will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be at Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Sturgeon.
Mrs. Bradley is survived by her son, H. Gwen (Brad) Bradley of Fulton; two sisters, Nina Drane of Harrisburg, and Bessie Rader of Columbia; two brothers, John Hopper of Centralia and Clinton Hopper of Columbia, S.C.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Two of her sisters, Eula Hopper and Lillie Belle Bradley, died earlier.

Lula Hoffman
Lula Madge Hoffman's friends and family knew what to expect when birthdays and Christmas came around. She loved to paint and she would give her paintings as gifts.
"I have about 50 or so paintings now," said Clara Sontag, Mrs. Hoffman's daughter. "She was pretty good."
Lula Madge Hoffman died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 76.
Mrs. Hoffman was born Sept. 19, 1924, in Howard County to Francis Marion and Minnie Mae Calvert Dodson.
Mrs. Hoffman and her husband, Virgel Dorsey Hoffman, whom she married on April 27, 1940, liked to travel. They would take country back roads and "they liked to see anything old," Sontag said.
Virgel Hoffman used to show horses, and Mrs. Hoffman loved to go to horse shows with him.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Hoffman is survived by two sons, Melvin Hoffman of Saginaw, Okla., and Dorsey Hoffman of Rocky Mount; one daughter, Clara Sontag of Columbia; two sisters, Viola Boss of Roach, and Alice Brown of Columbia; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Her husband and a brother, William F. Dodson died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Boone Retirement Auxiliary, 1623 Anthony St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Dorothy May Poole
Dorothy May Poole died Tuesday, May 5, 2001, at her daughter's home in Columbia. She was 79.
Mrs. Poole was born May 13, 1921, to Eli and Maude Johnson in Lamar, Colo.
She married Robert Hughes in Raton, N.M., on Oct. 6, 1939. After her husband's death, she went to work at Trinidad High School in Trinidad, Colo., as a cook.
On July 16, 1981, she married Odell Poole.
Mrs. Poole enjoyed sewing, cooking and gardening. She was also a member of the First Christian Church, the Order of Eastern Star, Past Matrons Club and the Senior Citizen's Center.
Mrs. Poole is survived by her sister, Erma Sharp of Trinidad, Colo.; a son, Tom Hughes of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Judith Domenico of Columbia; a step-sister, Edith Turner of Norman, Okla.; two step-sons, Delroy Poole of Trinidad, Colo., and Bill Poole of Bon Carbo, Colo.; four step-daughters, Debra Jo Padilla of Trinidad, Colo., Mary Alice Milinazzo of El Moro, Colo., Dorothy Bird of San Antonio, Texas, and Emily Jane Poole of Hamiston, Ore.; and seven grandchildren.
Her two husbands; brother, Forest Johnson; sisters, Ruby Mosher and Gladys Allen; and son, Charles Hughes, died earlier.
Services will be held in Trinidad, Colo.
Memorials may be sent to Cancer Research, Missouri River Hospice or the Masonic Home of Missouri.

James W. "Jay" Sims
James W. "Jay" Sims of Hallsville died Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at Truman Veterans Hospital. He was 67.
Mr. Sims was born June 6, 1934, in Columbia to Porter Sims and Mary Hendren Sims. He married Olivia Jane Davenport on Jan. 22, 1988, in Sturgeon.
He was a Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Dripping Springs Christian Church. He was a truck driver for Tex-Okla Express.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 E. St. Charles Road. Services, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Stuart, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nilson Funeral Home. The burial will be at Red Rock Cemetery in Harrisburg.
Mr. Sims is survived by his wife, Olivia Jane Sims of Hallsville; a stepson, Eddie Chick of Hallsville; a stepdaughter, Tracy Griffin of Ashland; a brother, Victor Sims of Harrisburg; two sisters, Matilda Hardman and Rosie Miller, both of Harrisburg; and two grandchildren, Dustin and Faryn Griffin, both of Ashland; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Sims was preceded in death by two brothers, Clinton and Elbert Sims, and a sister, Lurlene Abernathy.

Mary E. Whitworth
Mary E. "Bobbie" Whitworth of Columbia died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at South Hampton Place. She was 84.
Mrs. Whitworth was born June 4, 1917, in Boone County to Edward and Ola Neal Hatton.
On April 20, 1942, she married Lt. Col. (Ret.) Ray Whitworth in St. Augustine, Fla. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Services, conducted by the Rev. David Veit, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Drive. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Visitation was Thursday.
Mrs. Whitworth is survived by a son, Edward Whitworth, of Copperas Cove, Texas; two daughters, Marilyn McCarthy of Blue Springs, and Linda Whitworth of East Moline, Ill.; a sister, Mildred "Mickey" Allen of Columbia and one grandchild.
Her husband and a brother, Adrian B. Hatton, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.

Andrew Malocznik
Andrew Anthony Malocznik, 92, of Ashland, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Ashland Healthcare.
Mr. Malocznik was born on April 17, 1909, in Chicago to Peter Sr. and Christine Wengryn Malocznik.
In 1928, he married Margaret Jenzen in Chicago.
During the Depression, Mr. Malocznik became a wallpapering and painting entrepreneur. He later worked for Borin Art as a shipping clerk and the Chicago Park District as an arts and crafts instructor. He also worked for Northwest Mill as a cabinet maker.
At age 70, he retired to his basement workshop to make furniture. He was a member of the Jolly Friends Social Club in Chicago and belonged to the Promenade Square Dance Club in Columbia.
Survivors include his two daughters, Evelyn Vovolka of Ashland and Phyllis Larsen of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; one brother, William Malocznik of Elmwood Park, Ill., six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
His wife; three brothers, John Malocznik, Peter Malocznik Jr. and Walter Malocznik; and sister Rose Krysko all died earlier.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. Memorials may be sent to the Parkinson's Foundation or to the Diabetes Association.

Clayton Johnson III
Dr. Clayton Johnson III, was much more than a rural dentist. He was a passionate man dedicated to his family, friends and the sporting organizations he committed his life to. He was as comfortable in the outdoors as he was in his office.
Dr. Johnson, who served as a dentist for 28 years in his California, Mo., practice, died at his home near California, Mo., on Monday, June 4, 2001, of complications with a brain tumor. He was 56.
He was involved in several groups including Ducks Unlimited, the California Shooters Club, the National Rifle Association, the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Dr. Johnson received his doctoral degree in dentistry in 1969. He practiced in California, Mo., until doctors discovered a cancerous tumor in his brain in July 2000.
During the Vietnam War, Dr. Johnson served as an assistant dental officer aboard the aircraft USS Hancock. In 1971, while stationed in San Francisco, he met a Red Cross nurse named Eleanor Gallivan. Gallivan, another Missouri native, met Dr. Johnson while running blood tests for the Red Cross. A year later the two were married and moved to California, Mo.
While practicing with another doctor in a neighboring town, Dr. Johnson began to build his own practice.
For 28 years, Dr. Johnson served patients from throughout mid-Missouri, from Boonville to Versailles and Osage Beach, said daughter Virginia Johnson.
Bob Call, a friend of Dr. Johnson, remembers moving to California, Mo., in 1976 and making friends with him instantly. Johnson "quickly became my dentist but also my friend," Call said.
Services, conducted by Francis Gillgannon, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Annunciation Catholic Church in California, Mo. Burial with military honors will be in the Annunciation Catholic Cemetery.
Dr. Johnson is survived by one brother, George Johnson of Springfield, Mo.; three daughters, Emily Johnson and Virginia Johnson both of Columbia and Letitia Johnson of California, Mo.; and two nephews.
His wife died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the U.S. Olympic Shooting Team, Annunciation Catholic Church in California, Mo., or V.F.W. Post 4345.

Margaret Sullivan
Margaret Jean Sullivan of Columbia died Saturday, June 2, 2001, in Columbia after a long struggle with breast cancer. She was 44.
For the past six years, Dr. Sullivan was a research assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
"She was a role model to a lot of young women scientists who were trying to juggle their careers with their family life," said her husband Tom Cunningham.
Dr. Sullivan was born April 4, 1957 in Phoenix to Howard and Esther Hestner Sullivan. She was valedictorian of her graduating class at Blue Ridge High School in Lakeside, Ariz.
In 1979, she graduated with honors from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor of science degree in biology. In 1983 she received her master's degree in genetics, followed by a master's and Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1985 and 1986.
On Jan. 9, 1988, she married Cunningham in Globe, Ariz. From 1988 to 1992 she received a post doctoral from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
"She was a natural teacher who loved education and was committed to her family," Cunningham said.
Dr. Sullivan was a member of the board of outreach of Alive in Christ Church and was also a member of the American Physiological Society, the Society for Neuroscience, American Heart Association and Beta Beta Beta.
Visitation for Dr. Sullivan will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Brian Thieme, will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Alive in Christ Lutheran Church, 201 Southampton Drive W. Dr. Sullivan will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Dr. Sullivan is survived by her parents of Chandler, Ariz; her husband, Tom Cunningham of Columbia; a son, Sean Thomas Cunningham of Columbia; a daughter, Kathryn Margaret Cunningham of Columbia; and two brothers, Richard Sullivan of Florida and Donald Sullivan of Arizona.
Her brother Michael Sullivan died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Board of Outreach, c/o Alive in Christ Church, 201 Southampton Drive W., Columbia, Mo. 65203 or Missouri River Hospice, 3210 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65202 or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo. 65205.

Doris Neville
Doris Jean Wilt Neville died May 24, 2001, at her home in Columbia. She was 65.
She will be remembered for her love of reading and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Neville was born June 25, 1935, to Roy and Reba Wilt. She married Don Neville on Feb. 7, 1951.
Mrs. Neville is survived by her son, Curtis Neville of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Hazelle Hawkins of Ethel and Dee Ann Bradley of Warrensburg; two brothers, her twin Donald Dean Wilt of Calhoun and Charles Wilt of Buckeye, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Neville had requested to be cremated. A memorial with burial of ashes will be held after July 1. The exact date and location are yet to be determined.

Patricia Buckman
Patricia Buckman was always willing to help others and had a real love for her family and friends.
Mrs. Buckman of Columbia died from a pulmonary embolism Sunday, June 3, 2001, at home. She was 53. She enjoyed flowers, animals and people.
"She liked Elvis, Beanie Babies, 'Gone With the Wind,' country music and doing whatever she could for other people," her sister Peggy Johnson said.
Mrs. Buckman worked in the self-processing department of MFA Oil for 10 years.
"She was always willing to help out fellow employees," supervisor Sarah Palmer said.
Mrs. Buckman was born Nov. 12, 1947, in Kansas City, Kan., to John Thomas and Katherine L. Kivett Miller. She graduated from Marshall High School in Marshall in 1965.
She married Phillip Buckman on Oct. 20, 1992, in Bullhead City, Ariz. Mrs. Buckman and her husband co-owned Buckman Electric for about nine years.
Mrs. Buckman was a member of the First Christian Church of Marshall and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 280 Ladies Auxiliary.
A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Roger McMurray, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Boonesboro Christian Church in Boonesboro. Burial will be at Boonesboro Cemetery in Boonesboro.
Mrs. Buckman is survived by her husband, Phillip; a brother, Tom Miller of Boonesboro; and two sisters, Peggy Johnson of Boonesboro and Paula Miller of Columbia. She also leaves her in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo., 65201 or a charity of the donor's choice.

Brian K. Luciano
Friends and family say Brian K. Luciano brought a burst of color with him wherever he went. Whether he was tie-dyeing with his fianc�e, Karen Pummill, or running a light show for a concert, colors wove themselves into the soundtrack of Mr. Luciano's life.
Mr. Luciano of Columbia died Friday, June 1, 2001, at his sister's home due to an allergic reaction, family members said. He was 33.
Mr. Luciano had started a light show business called Liquidity Products with his friend Matt Reed six months ago. An avid Grateful Dead fan, Mr. Luciano loved lighting effects combined with music. His entrepreneurial spirit made it possible to bring together all the things he enjoyed most in a job he loved.
"His interests were music, music and music," said his father, Anthony.
His sister, Rachel, said: "He was so full of life, and he loved doing his concerts."
When he wasn't using colors to light up a concert stage, he could often be found with his sister.
"He was a good friend; he gave me hell, but it was fun," Rachel said.
Mr. Luciano was born Aug. 9, 1967, in RAF Lakenheath, England, to Anthony and Magdalena Luciano. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1986 and attended the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 E. St. Charles Road. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Nilson Funeral Home. Buried will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Luciano is survived by his parents, Anthony and Magdalena Luciano of Columbia; a brother, Anthony Luciano of Columbia; a sister, Rachel A. Luciano of Columbia; his fianc�e, Karen Pummill, and her children, April and Robert, all of Columbia; and his paternal grandmother, Angela Luciano of Altoona, Penn.
Memorials may be sent to the Luciano Grandchild Fund, c/o Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 E. St. Charles Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Bernice Williamson
Bernice Linderman Williamson of Columbia died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 88.
Mrs. Williamson spent more than four decades working for and learning at Stephens College. After graduating in 1930 from Grand Island Senior High School in Grand Island, Neb., Mrs. Williamson came to Columbia to attend Stephens College where she received an associate of arts degree. She also received a bachelor of science degree from Stephens in 1952 and a master's degree in education in 1955 from the University of Missouri.
Mrs. Williamson worked at Stephens College from 1933 to 1976. She held various adminstrative positions and headed the counseling service there for many years. In 1974, Mrs. Williamson received the Alumnae Lifetime Achievement Award. She retired from Stephens in 1977 as executive vice president of the college.
Mrs. Williamson was born Sept.. 20, 1912, in Palmer, Neb., to Charles and Elsie Davis Linderman. She was married June 30, 1938, in Grand Island, Neb., to Charles T. Williamson, who died earlier.
Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. June 2 at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services followed and were conducted by the Rev. Richard J. Ramsey. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Williamson is survived by three sisters, Lucille Murphy, Burnell Winters, Elyzabethe Boehm; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, her brother, Lowell Linderman, and a sister, Margaret Doty, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Arthritis Association or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo. 65205.

Ula Delia Wilson
Ula Delia Wilson was a dedicated wife and mother. When her children were in Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, she was their Scout leader. When her husband, Vernon Wilson, became dean of MU's medical school, she took on the job as the leader of an informal group of doctors' wives called the Medical Dames.
Ula Delia Wilson died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Boulder Manor in Boulder, Colo. She was 89.
Mrs. Wilson's daughter, Carla Moore, remembers her mother as a great Scout leader.
"We would work on earning merit badges, putting on plays, making ties for Father's Day, doing crafts or taking hikes," Moore said. "She was a vibrant beautiful woman, a much beloved wife, mother and grandmother."
"She was a lovely lady and did a lovely job as the dean's wife," said Pauline Marienfeld who met Mrs. Wilson when her husband became a doctor at the university.
Mrs. Wilson was born Oct. 31, 1911, in Lorimar, Iowa, to Clarence and Clora Rhone. She earned her teaching certificate from Mt. Morris College, a Church of the Brethren School in Illinois.
In 1936 she married Gerald Miller. During WWII, Mr. Miller died on his way to serve with the Army in Europe.
In 1947, she married Vernon Wilson, a college classmate who had just returned from duty in the South Pacific, and whom many people in Columbia remember as a former dean of the MU Medical School. They lived in Columbia from 1959 through 1970.
Following Mr. Wilson's death in 1992, Mrs. Wilson moved to Lyons, Colo., to live with her daughter.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by one daughter, Carla Moore of Lyons, Colo.; one son, William Wilson of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; one sister, Vera Bubb of Astoria Ill.; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were Thursday, May 23, at the Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren. She was buried next to her husband, Vernon Wilson, at the Emmert Cemetery outside Franklin Grove, Ill.
Two sisters and three brothers died earlier.

Cheryl Lynn Houston
Cheryl Lynn Houston of Columbia died June 2, 2001, of cancer at Boone Hospital Center. She was 50.
Ms. Houston was a member of Eagles Lodge, Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge.
Her family said she was family oriented and loved her bird and three dogs. She also enjoyed fishing, gardening and playing pool. But her top priority was her grandchildren, said her daughter Tammy Collet.
Ms. Houston was born Sept. 25, 1950, in Ray County to Leighton and Floy Still Stanfield.
Ms. Houston is survived by two daughters, Tammy Collet and Michell Pangborn, both of Moberly; two brothers, Larry Stanfield of Salisbury and Loren Stanfield of Columbia; two sisters, Linda Fisher and Lila Watson, both of Moberly; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Roy Stanfield.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. A memorial service will follow at 6:30 p.m. Her body will be cremated.

Donald J. Bott
Donald J. Bott was the kind of father who would travel several miles to attend a grandparent's day at his grandchildren's schools. He treasured the time he spent with his family and enjoyed simple pleasures such as playing table games with his wife, Peggy, and picking berries with his children and grandchildren.
"We knew him as a Christian man who loved the Lord, his family and his country," said his stepdaughter, Roberta Turnquist.
Mr. Bott, a resident of Columbia, died Thursday, June 1, 2001 at home. He was 75.
For years, Mr. Bott served as an adult Sunday school teacher at Park Avenue Christian Church in Tucson, Ariz. After moving to Columbia in 1997, he taught at Oakland Christian Church before transferring to First Christian Church.
During World War II, Mr. Bott served in the Marine Corps. He was a member of American Legion and the Shriners and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason.
He graduated from Frankton, Indiana High School and Tucson Barber College.
Mr. Bott was born in Indiana in 1925. He married his first wife, Mary Stroup, in 1944; she died in 1992. In 1997, he married Rachel (Peggy) Ankeney.
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Epple Chapel in Lenoir Village, 3617 Lenoir St., conducted by the Rev. John Yonker.
Mr. Bott is survived by his wife, Rachel; twin sons Travis Bott of Chandler, Ariz., and Tyler Bott of Tucson, Ariz.; stepchildren Harrold Ankeney of Columbia, David Ankeney of Hartsburg and Roberta Turnquist of Rockford, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Memorials may be sent to The Fellowship of John, in care of Lenoir Retirement Community, 3612 Lenoir St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Jerry Clayton
If you wanted to find Jerry Clayton, all you had to do was look outside. Whenever he wasn't doing his rounds for Wells Dairy, he was outdoors enjoying the world around him.
If you couldn't find him on land, he was probably crappie fishing. When it was possible, he would make sure that his son, Troy Clayton, came with him.
"He loved being outside, being with his dogs and doing yard work," Troy Clayton said. "We would try to get away whenever we could to go fishing. We shared a boat and we would talk about life."
None of his catch ever went to waste.
"He would always eat what he caught," said wife, Kathryn Clayton. "He loved going crappie fishing, and he tried to get out there whenever he could."
Mostly, those close to Mr. Clayton, especially his family, will remember him for the compassionate person he was.
Kathryn Clayton broke into tears as she said how she would always remember him, as the "wonderful and generous person he was."
Jerry W. Clayton of Columbia, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Boone County Hospital Center in Columbia of unknown causes. He was 52.
Mr. Clayton was born Nov. 14, 1948, in Audrain County to James D. and Evelyn J. Dennis Clayton. He married Kathryn M. Adams on July 9, 1976, in Mexico, Mo.
A private family service will be held at Percy Creek Church later in the week.
Mr. Clayton is survived by his mother, Evelyn J. Clayton of Auxvasse; his wife, Kathryn Clayton of Columbia; a son, Troy Clayton of Columbia; three brothers, Jim Clayton and Larry Clayton, both of Mexico, Mo., and Jack Clayton of Thompson; and four grandchildren.
His father and one son died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1013, Columbia, Mo. 65205 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo. 65202.

John Thomas Elder
John Thomas Elder of Columbia died at his home Thursday, May 31, 2001, of lung cancer. He was 71.
He was active in many organizations, including Aleppo Grotto, Tiger Shrine Club, the Shrine Motor Patrol and the Masonic Twilight Lodge.
In 1964, Elder went to New York as a member of the award-winning Shrine Motor Patrol.
"He was very proud of it and very active," said his wife, Penny Elder.
Mr. Elder was born Jan. 12, 1930, in Columbia. In 1954, he married Billie L. Rhodes in Kansas City. After her death, he married Joy Roberts in 1976 in Springfield, Mo. She also died earlier.
He married Penny on Oct. 17, 1997, in Jefferson City.
Mr. Elder, a veteran of the Army, was also a member at the Calvary Baptist Church and the Masonic Twilight Lodge. He was a postal carrier until he retired in the mid-1990s.
Mr. Elder is survived by his son, Ronald Elder of Columbia; two stepsons, William Barnhart and Thomas Barnhart, both of Columbia; a stepdaughter, Rebecca Roberts of Columbia; two brothers, Floyd Elder of Anderson, Ind., and William Elder Jr. of Columbia; and one granddaughter, Jill Elder.
His sister died earlier.
Visitation for Mr. Elder will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Services, conducted by the Rev. John Foley, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 East Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203 or to Missouri River Hospice, 3210 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65202, or to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63131.

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