Russell B. Duncan
Russell B. Duncan of Columbia died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 87.
Mr. Duncan served four years in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant during World War II. On D-Day in 1944, he was on a sub-chaser that crossed the English Channel.
Mr. Duncan was born on July 22, 1913, to Thomas Luther and Minnie Gorden Duncan in Bolivar. He graduated from Bolivar High School and went on to graduate from Southwest Baptist College and MU with a degree in agricultural economics.
He married Ida Lee Ellis on Oct. 2, 1943, in Ithaca, N.Y.
After his military service, Mr. Duncan worked for Ralston Purina for 30 years and farmed in northern Boone County until his retirement in 1996.
Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife; two sons, Robert D. Duncan of Columbia and Charles I. Duncan of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, W.T. Duncan of Columbia; a sister, Geneva Anderson of Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Two sisters died earlier.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will immediately follow and will be conducted by Dr. John Baker and the Rev. Bob Russell.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, 1112 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65201.
Durwood Hazell of Ashland died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Ashland Healthcare. He was 85.
Mr. Hazell was employed as a heavy equipment operator with Daniels Power Plant in Fulton before retiring after 50 years of service with Union 513 in St. Louis. He was a member of Goshen Primitive Baptist Church in Hartsburg and also the Southern Boone County Senior Center in Ashland.
He was born Aug. 6, 1915, in Boone County to Delbert Hazell and Ocie Glascock Hazell.
He married Audrey Nichols on Dec. 24, 1936, in Ashland.
Mr. Hazell is survived by a son, Lloyd Hazell of New Franklin; a sister, Helen Allman of Fort Meyers, Fla.
Visitation for Mr. Hazell will be from 10 to 11 a.m.Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd. in Ashland. Services, conducted by the Rev. Mike Quinn, will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery in Ashland.
Memorials may be sent to the Southern Boone County Senior Center, 406 Douglas, Ashland, Mo. 65010.
Ollie May Turner
Ollie May Turner of Columbia died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at home after a long illness. She was 74.
Mrs. Turner was born Dec. 26, 1926, in Whoop-up, Missouri, to Herbert "Munk" and Mayme Bell Clardy Kile.
On Oct. 23, 1949, she married James Archie Turner. He died earlier.
Mrs. Turner worked for Dorn Clorny Cleaners until her graduation from Hickman High School in 1949. She last was employed as a medical transcriptionist for University Hospital and Clinics. She retired after 24 years of service in 1986.
Survivors include four sons, Bruce Archie Turner of Columbia, Marshell Ney Turner of Cordesville, S.C., Billy Dale Turner of Missouri and Bryan Thomas Turner of Columbia; three daughters, Joy Lee Foye of Wausau, Wisc., Shirley Ann Hazen of California and Dottie Jean Turner of Columbia; one sister, Pauline R. Warfield of Columbia.
Visitation for Mrs. Turner will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Sam Timbrook, will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Hartsburg.
Bob Hayden always said people should work hard every day and appreciate life to the fullest.
The self-employed construction worker of nearly 40 years died Monday, July 16, 2001, while working at his farm. He was 61.
"He had an unconditional love for everyone," said his wife, Janie Hayden.
Mr. Hayden enjoyed horseback riding on his farm outside of Ashland as well as fishing, hunting and snow skiing.
Family friend Donn Benish said Mr. Hayden had three parts to him.
"He had his church-oriented side, his family-oriented side and his business-oriented side," Benish said.
Benish and Mr. Hayden spent last Sunday together frying fish for a potluck at the Liberty Baptist Church, where Mr. Hayden was a member and former deacon.
Mr. Hayden was born January 6, 1940, in Mexico, Mo., to Virgil and Eula Lee Million Hayden. He married Martha Carter in Mexico, Mo. He later married Janie Rolls on September 17, 1971, in Columbia. In addition to work, Mr. Hayden enjoyed spending time talking to friends.
"He always had a smile on his face, and he really made you feel like he was glad to see you again," said Clifford Caldwell, a family friend.
Daughter-in-law Pat Hayden said she will remember how much he loved his grandchildren.
"He'd always come to their T-ball and soccer games," she said. "He loved watching the kids."
His granddaughter, Sarah Hayden, said her favorite thing to do with him was watch him build.
Caldwell remembers when Mr. Hayden helped build his house in 1992.
"He was the right-hand man in all of the construction," said Caldwell. "I remember he would only stop for a break at lunchtime."
Visitation for Mr. Hayden will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Bruce Caldwell, will be at 6:00 p.m. Friday at Liberty Baptist Church, 7461 N. Brown Station Road.
Mr. Hayden is survived by his four sons Gary Hayden of Seattle, David Hayden of Centralia, Richard Hayden of Ashland, and Robert Hayden of Columbia; two daughters, Sue Glenn of Plattesville, Colo., Joanna Hayden of Denver; two brothers, Alvin Eugene Hayden of Mason, Ohio, Charles Harold Hayden of Casselberry, Fla.; a sister, Darlene Brown of Columbia and 14 grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Fellowship Hall Building Fund, c/o Liberty Baptist Church, 7461 N. Brown Station Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Clarence Robert Skeene of Sturgeon died Friday, July 6, 2001 in Corbin, Ky. He was 72.
Mr. Skeene was born May 25, 1929, in Harland, Ky., to Ira D. and Velma Mumford Skeene.
He married Pamela J. Harriman on July 11, 1963. She died October 15, 1998.
Mr. Skeene was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a truck driver for many years, retiring from Lease Way Trucking. He lived in Columbia for 40 years after moving from Chicago.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St.
Mr. Skeene is survived by three daughters, June Lynn, Jane Skeene and Katherine Skeene, all of Columbia; two sons, James Skeene and Joseph Skeene, both of Columbia; a brother, Carl Skeene of Corbin, Ky.; 6 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia Mo., 65203 or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo., 65205.
Billy Joe McKenzie
Billy Joe McKenzie of Columbia died Monday, July 16, 2001. He was 67.
Mr. McKenzie was born July 29, 1933, in Boone County to Sib and Margaret Josephine Nichols Allen. He served with the U.S. Marines during the Korean War.
On Feb. 15, 1997, Mr. McKenzie married Linda Sweezer in Audrain County. He was a truck driver for Shelter Insurance, MFA Oil Company, Raider's Packing, Co. and Payless Cashways.
Mr. McKenzie loved the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, also at the Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. McKenzie is survived by his wife, Linda Sweezer of Columbia; three sons, Richard McKenzie of Atlanta, Mo., Kirby McKenzie and David McKenzie, both of Columbia; his father, Sib Allen of Boone County; and five grandchildren.
His mother and sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
A fifth-generation resident of Boone County, Joe Cunningham knew Columbia well. In addition to his still-growing family, Mr. Cunningham helped preserve the family name by serving as a tour guide and member of the museum maintenance committee at the Boone County Historical Museum. In the museum hangs the picture of his great-great grandfather, one of Boone County's founding fathers, John Watson Crane.
Joe Sanford Cunningham of Columbia died Sunday, July 15, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 85.
Mr. Cunningham hailed from a farming and cattle-raising family with roots in south Columbia. The family property once included a portion of what is now Rock Bridge State Park.
"As a youth, Joe drove cattle on horseback to market down what is now College Avenue," said Jane Bensussen, Mr. Cunningham's daughter. "Over the years he has raised various kinds of cattle, most recently Red Angus with his son Sanford Cunningham."
He was born to Luther Lee and Eve Jane Fortney Cunningham on Sept. 17, 1915, in Columbia.
After graduating from Hickman High School in 1934, Mr. Cunningham went on to study art, drafting and architectural design. Beginning his career as a draftsman with A.B. Chance Co. in Centralia, Mr. Cunningham was later manager of LaCrosse Lumber Co. in Columbia.
His firm, Cunningham and Son Construction Company, designed and built custom homes throughout Columbia.
"His homes were distinguished by custom woodwork and unique carvings," Bensussen added. "His son Sanford carries on the tradition."
Mr. Cunningham married Leeta Dell Lane in 1935. On June 2, they celebrated 66 years of marriage.
In retirement Mr. Cunningham restored antiques and built fine cabinetry. He and his wife frequented antique auctions, looking for furniture, tools, pressed glass, and farm memorabilia.
At the auctions, "Joe was known as 'solid walnut,'" Bensussen said.
Mr. Cunningham was an active member of Locust Grove United Methodist Church for 46 years. He served in various capacities, including the board of trustees, finance committee, and as foreman of various expansion and building projects.
"Joe provided a lot of leadership and renovations," friend Frank Graham said. "He was very resourceful and as far as his contracts and relationships went, his word was good as gold."
He was also a member of Twilight Lodge #114 A.F. and A.M., Moolah Temple, St. Graal Commandry #12 KT, Royal Arch Mason, Columbia Chapter #17, RAM, State Historical Society of Missouri, Boone County Historical Society Museum and the Midway Optimist Club.
Community and family were always the most important things in Mr. Cunningham's life, Bensussen said.
"His greatest pleasure was spending time with family and friends," Bensussen said. "He made regular trips to California to visit [me and my family]. Meeting with friends, discussing local issues and supporting and participating in community events were important to him throughout his life."
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Sarah Evans, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church, 2600 N. Locust Grove Church Road. Burial will be at Midway Locust Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Cunningham is survived by his wife; one son, Sanford L. Cunningham of Columbia; one daughter, Jane O. Bensussen of Santa Monica, Calif.; four grandchildren, Stephen Cunningham and Chris Cunningham, both of Columbia, Lane Bensussen and Adrienne Bensussen, both of Santa Monica, Calif., and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church, 2600 N. Locust Grove Church Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Kimberly Kay Schnell Dobson of Rocheport died Friday, July 13, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center of colon cancer. She was 32.
Mrs. Dobson was born June 18, 1969, in Columbia to David Allen and Rowena Kay Welbern Schnell. She lived most of her life in the Rocheport community and graduated from New Franklin High School in 1987.
She married Kevin Dobson on Oct. 1, 1988, in Fayette. Mrs. Dobson was employed at Major Brands in Columbia.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Dan Faust, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church in Boonville.
Mrs. Dobson is survived by her parents, David and Kay Schnell of Rocheport; two daughters, Kayla Noel and Katlynn MaKenzie both of Rocheport; one sister, Stephanie Cooper of Rocheport; two brothers, Shawn Schnell and Josh Schnell of Rocheport; her grandparents, W.F. and Mary Beth Schnell of Boonville and Joyce Welbern of Rocheport; a great-grandmother, Sara Dean Blank McAllister of Boonville and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Her grandfather, Lawrence "Bub" Welbern, grandmother, Erma Schnell, three uncles and a cousin died earlier.
Roscoe B. Gallivan
Roscoe Bowen Gallivan died at the home of his daughter, Joyce Hagar, in Raytown on Sunday, July 15, 2001. He was 93.
Mr. Gallivan was born Jan. 1, 1908, in Polk County to Clara Omelia Bowen and James Austin Gallivan.
He graduated from Southwest Baptist Academy and Junior College and Southwest Missouri State University and then married Eulah May Lafferty on May 24, 1933. She died earlier. Mr. Gallivan, his wife and two daughters moved to Deming, N.M., in 1937. He worked at Safeway, Inc. in Deming and Clovis, N.M., and in El Paso, Texas before returning to Polk County in 1940.
Mr. Gallivan taught math and science and coached boys basketball in several Missouri communities, including Competition, Louisburg, Halfway, Morrisville and Ashland. He was a private contractor at the time of his death.
Mr. and Mrs. Gallivan moved from Bolivar to Columbia in 1953. After Mrs. Gallivan's death, Mr. Gallivan moved to Raytown to live with his daughters.
Mr. Gallivan was an active, founding member of Community United Methodist Church in Columbia. In recent years, he was active in the Blue Ridge United Methodist Church in Raytown.
Mr. and Mrs. Gallivan were members of the Merrymakers Older Adult Club in Columbia and traveled with the OAC tours to several areas of the world.
Mr. Gallivan is survived by two daughters, Claribell Gallivan and Joyce Hagar of Raytown; one grandson, Joseph Hagar, of St. Charles; two granddaughters, Cara Glynn Morgan of Kalispell, Mont., and Elizabeth Bonello, of Lee's Summit; and one great-grandson, Joshua Bonello of Lee's Summit. His wife, two brothers and three sisters died earlier.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 19, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the CUMC Quilter's Scholarship Fund in lieu of flowers.
Dorothy J. Holland Ketchner of Columbia died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at Lenoir Care Center. She was 71.
Mrs. Ketchner was born May 22, 1930, in Chicago to Glen Allen and Dorothy J. Rauen Holland.
Mrs. Ketchner married Kenneth B. Ketchner and spent most of her adult life in England. She later lived in New Jersey, Arizona and then at the Lenoir Care Center in Columbia.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Michael Burt, will be 10 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Ketchner is survived by two sons, Kenneth B. "Buddy" Ketchner Jr. of Boulder, Colo., and Kevin G. Ketchner of Flagstaff, Ariz.; her daughter, Kathy Noble of Rocheport; her brother, John Holland of Ponte Verde, Fla.; and six grandchildren. Her husband; one brother, Glen "Happy" Holland; and two sisters, Bonnie Jean Holland and Jo-Ann Campbell died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association, 1118 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, Mo., 63139-3196.
June Pilcher of Columbia died Saturday, July 14, 2001, at Boone Retirement Center. She was 80.
Ms. Pilcher was born June 17, 1921, in St. Louis to Clyde A. and Callie I. Windsor Ruddell. She graduated from St. Lukes School of Nursing in St. Louis in 1942. She was married in 1942 and later divorced.
Ms. Pilcher was a retired pediatric nurse. She worked for private practice doctors and also worked at Boone Hospital Center.
No services will be held. Ms. Pilcher's body will be cremated.
Mrs. Pilcher is survived by several nieces and nephews.
One brother and one sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Boone Retirement Center, Women's Aux. 1621 Anthony St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.
Camille Ione Wright
Camille Ione Wright was an active girl who always found time for others.
When she was involved in a car accident last week that put her into a coma, she was going to one of her many activities.
"She was on her way to teach kids for Sunday school," Scott Wright III said of his daughter's car accident. She had been teaching the classes for about six months, he said.
Miss Wright died Saturday, July 14, 2001, at University Hospital due to injuries received in the accident. She was 17.
Miss Wright was born July 16, 1983, in Polk County, Iowa, to Scott and Lorie Wright.
A senior at Moberly High School, she was active at her school. She had the lead part in the school play and was the number-one player for the varsity tennis team.
After graduating, she had plans of moving to Columbia and living with her sister, Maggie.
Miss Wright thought being a blood donor was very worthwhile and important. Miss Wright's father said his daughter placed little emphasis on the physical body. For this reason, she will be cremated, he said.
There will be no visitation for Miss Wright.
Miss Wright is survived by her parents; a sister, Maggie Wright of Columbia; paternal grandfather, Scott E. Wright Jr. of Des Moines, Iowa; and maternal grandmother, Helen Spoonholtz of Des Moines.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Salvation Army.
Oscar Johnson of Ashland died Friday, July 13, 2001, at Ashland Healthcare. He was 93.
Mr. Johnson was born April 3, 1908, in Boone County to William H. and Blanche Little Johnson. He worked in construction as a laborer and belonged to the Laborer's Union #995 in Columbia. He received his 50-year pin in 1999. He was also a member of the Englewood Community Club.
Visitation for Mr. Johnson will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd., in Ashland. Services will be at 2 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home. Mr. Johnson will be buried at Johnson Cemetery in Englewood.
Mr. Johnson is survived by one brother, Henderson Johnson of Englewood; one sister, Flora Green of Ashland; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, five brothers and two sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Johnson Cemetery c/o Berry Nichols, 8182 E. Route Y, Ashland, Mo., 65010.
Mary Ellen Morris
Mary Ellen Morris grew up a farm girl in rural Boone County. Life for her started in a little house off a dirt road that had no electricity. The one-and-a-half mile walk to her little country school was a daily routine.
She shared her youth with her friends and family and loved the farm that was her home. Her brother remembers her good nature.
"She always helped other people," said her brother, Clifford Robertson. "She was involved with the Senior Citizen Center and Wood Haven where she worked with disabled people, especially kids."
After graduating from Harrisburg High School, Mrs. Morris moved to Columbia. "She went right out of high school and into work. She worked for Johnson Lumber Company and the A.C.T.," Clifford said.
Mrs. Morris of Columbia died Thursday, July 12, 2001 at Boone Hospital. She was 68. Mrs. Morris was born Aug. 23, 1932, in Boone County to Zollie and Lorena Sims Robertson.
She married Clyde Morris on March 3, 1951.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Robert Jais, will be today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Visitation was held Saturday evening at Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Morris is survived by a son, Clyde R. Morris of Smithsville; two daughters, Loretta Shettlesworth and Teresa Kay Long both of Columbia; three brothers, Clifford Robertson of Columbia, Tommy Robertson of Clark and David Robertson of Centralia; a sister, Oneta Lee of Nashville, Tenn.; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Her husband died earlier.
Dewey B. Strowbridge Sr
Dewey B. Strowbridge Sr. of Columbia died Friday, July 13, 2001. He was 46.
Mr. Strowbridge was born May 9, 1955, in Newton, N.J., to Durward B. Strowbridge and Harriet Harper Strowbridge.
He had worked as a truck driver and enjoyed working on cars. He was also a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Gary Crumley, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road.
Mr. Strowbridge is survived by his two sons, Tommy Strowbridge and Dewey B. Strowbridge both of Columbia; three daughters, Linda Dunne, Tammy Strowbridge and Angela Strowbridge all of Columbia; two brothers, William Strowbridge of Florida and Roy Strowbridge of New Jersey; three sisters, Emma Van Horn, Margaret Cerney and Violet Strowbridge all of New Jersey; and two grandchildren, Richard Dunne II and Joshua Dunne both of Columbia.