Robert E. Carter
Robert E. Carter of Columbia died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Ashland Healthcare. He was 79.
Mr. Carter was born April 1, 1922, in Bourbon, Mo., to Walter Scott and Edith Jane Garner Carter. During World War II, he served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army.
He married Fern Murphy on June 7, 1947, in Sullivan. In 1950, he received his degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Mr. Carter worked at Stephens College as an assistant business manager from 1958 to 1984. He was a member of Midwest Tool Collectors and Early American Industries Association. He was also an avid fisherman and gardener and collected antique woodworking tools.
Visitation for Mr. Carter will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Bart Larson, will follow at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Carter is survived by his wife; two daughters, Linda Sappington of Ashland, and Nancy Baker of Germantown, Wis.; a sister, Lois Taylor of Tallahassee, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
A daughter and a sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Missouri River Hospice, 3210 Bluff Creek Dr., Columbia, Mo., or American Lung Association, 1118 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, Mo., 63139-3196.
Harland "John" Atteberry of Columbia died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at University Hospital. He was 67.
Mr. Atteberry was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Armington, Ill., to Clinton Lyle and Margaret Lillian Covert Atteberry.
Mr. Atteberry served with the U.S. Navy Seabees from 1956 to 1976. He was a member of the Armington Christian Church and Masonic Lodge A.M. and A.F. #336 of Hallsville from 1976 until his death.
He married Mary Ann VanderVeen Martz, Sept. 16, 1989, in Chillicothe, Ill.
Visitation for Mr. Atteberry will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. There will be a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Services, conducted by the Rev. Vernon Oakley, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Armington Christian Church in Armington, Ill. Burial will be at Oakview Cemetery in Armington.
Mr. Atteberry is survived by his wife; four sons, Jon Atteberry of Marietta, Ga., David Atteberry of Portland, Ore., Michael Martz of Blytheville, Ark., and Bradley Martz of Edelstein, Ill.; two daughters, Jo Ellen Grove of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Carla Sokal of Bloomington, Ill.; a sister, Charlotte Bassett of Albuquerque, N.M.; and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo. 65205, or a charity of choice.
Freddie L. Baker
Freddie L. Baker of Columbia died Friday, July 20, 2001, at his home. He was 69.
Mr. Baker was born May 30, 1932, in Columbia to Milton Baker Sr. and Maggie Boone Baker. He graduated from Douglass High School in 1951.
Mr. Baker worked for the MU Learning Center for 17 years and retired in 1977.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. Fourth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Donald R. McNeal, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Second Baptist Church, 407 E. Broadway. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Baker is survived by two nieces, Barbra Horrell and Betty Jo Flanagen of Columbia; a nephew, Butch Whittler of Columbia; and several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Three brothers and one sister died earlier.
Jewel Rosebaum of Columbia died Monday, July 23, 2001, at Lenoir Health Care Center. She was 98.
Mrs. Rosebaum was born June 13, 1903, in Hinton, to Thomas Henry and Linnie Frances Pollock Stone. She attended school in Centralia and graduated from Rosenthal Business School in Columbia.
Following business school, Mrs. Rosebaum worked for the War Ration Board.
She married Harold Rosebaum in Centralia on Jan. 19, 1947, and the couple moved to Columbia, where she was employed by Boone County National Bank.
Mrs. Rosebaum was a member and honorary deacon of First Christian Church.
Visitation for Mrs. Rosebaum will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by Dr. John Yonker, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Rosebaum is survived by her husband; a sister, Grace Abruscato of California; three brothers, Thomas Stone of Columbia, Alvin Stone of Corvallis, Ore., and Frank Stone of Killeen, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Stone and Wilson Stone; and three sisters, Mary Rose Thompson, Iris Mellow and Pauline Ridgeway.
Memorials may be sent to NBA Lenoir (Fellowship of John), 3612 Lenoir St., Columbia, Mo., 65201 or First Christian Church, 101 N. Tenth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.
Nadine Ward of Columbia died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at University Hospital. She was 86.
Ms. Ward was born Feb. 7, 1915, in Dalton to Lawrence Ward and Floy Hughes.
She moved to Columbia from Oakland, Calif., in 1995. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Dalton.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Dalton. Services, conducted by the Rev. Earl Howell, will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will be at the Dalton City Cemetery.
Ms. Ward is survived by two aunts, Edith Thornton and Lanore Moore, both of Dalton; and several nieces and nephews.
One sister died earlier.
Jacob Nathaniel West of Fort Leonard Wood died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at University Hospital. He was 12 days old.
Jacob was born July 11, 2001, in Fort Leonard Wood to Christina LaFawn West.
Visitation for Jacob was Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services were conducted by the Rev. Bob Patterson. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Jacob is survived by his mother and her fianc� Teddy J. Hammock of St. Robert; grandparents Frederick and Linda King of Fort Leonard Wood and Bill and Rhonda Hammock of St. Robert; and a brother, Nicholas West of Fort Leonard Wood.
Memorials may be sent to the University of Missouri Children's Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Dr. M. Eugene Windmiller
Dr. M. Eugene Windmiller appreciated life everyday. He also lived every bit of every day to its fullest and wasn't afraid to take on new challenges.
"He was happy that day for that day," said his oldest daughter, Glory Alvarado.
Dr. Windmiller died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at his home in Columbia. He was 85.
Dr. Windmiller was one of the more prominent medical doctors in Columbia during the last half of the 20th century. He began his medical practice in 1949 and treated mid-Missourians for 49 years.
In 1958, he decided that being a medical doctor wasn't enough for him. He went back to MU and got a law degree in 1961.
Dr. Windmiller was born Dec. 8, 1915, in Pleasant Hill, Ill., to Myrl and Florence Windmiller.
Visitation for Mr. Windmiller will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Robert Gilstrap, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Service.
He is survived by his wife, Perva L. Windmiller; six daughters, Dr. Glory Alvarado of Kansas City, Betsy Horst of Columiba, Jan Midgley of Wilsonville, Ala. Lesley Schoedinger of St. Louis, Lydia Windmiller and Mary Windmiller of Columbia; two sons, Gene Windmiller of Columbia and Timothy Windmiller of St. Louis; two sisters, Marguerite Johnson of Columbia and Catherine Sprout of Indianapolis, and a brother, Dr. Donald Windmiller of Evansville Ind.
Memorials may be sent to the Missouri Department of Conservation Heritage Foundation at P.O. Box 366, Jefferson City, Mo., 65102, and the United Pentecostal Church at 211 Benton St., Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Penny Aust died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at Ashley Manor Care Center in Boonville. She was 73.
"She touched a lot of people's lives in her years," her daughter-in-law Tonia Teson Aust said. "I know she took a lot of wayward young women under her arm and guided them and got them jobs. A lot of them named their babies after her."
Mrs. Aust's son, Danny, said she loved bowling, playing cards and grandbabies.
Mrs. Aust was born May 11, 1928, in Iberia, Mo., to Marshall and Alice Jeffries. On Oct. 23, 1944, she was married to James Gail Aust. He died earlier.
Mrs. Aust was a member of the Columbia Daughters of the American Revolution, the Columbia VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Dripping Spring Christian Church in Columbia. She was a manager of Vista Marketing in Columbia until her retirement in 1993.
Mrs. Aust is survived by two sons, Danny Aust of Columbia and Douglas Aust of Boonville; one brother, Cecil Jeffries of Eldon; one sister, Helen Marriott of Franklin, Texas; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Her daughter, Debra Dority; two grandsons, Danny and Jason Aust; and three brothers died earlier.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. today at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. Services, conducted by the Rev. Robert Veigard, will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Livingston Cemetery near Iberia.
Memorials may be sent to the Dripping Spring Christian Church, 2701 W. Dripping Springs Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Gussie Norene Gordon of Ethel, Mo., died Saturday, July 21, 2001, in Macon County. She was 86.
Those who knew her couldn't help but notice her devotion to God and her family.
"She was very dedicated to her children," said her daughter Natalie Gordon Burks.
Mrs. Gordon was born Oct. 15, 1914 near Linn, Mo., to Edward Lewis and Elnora Potts Clark. She was the ninth of 10 children.
On Oct. 25, 1936, she married Norman Grant Gordon in Lebanon. Their five children spent their school years in Fulton and Jefferson City.
Mrs. Gordon resided in Ethel since 1990.
"She was a lady," her son Dean Gordon said, "a quiet, gentle person. Her first love was her family."
Mrs. Gordon is survived by two sons, Noel Gordon and Dean Gordon of Ethel; three daughters, Nancy Morford and Natalie Burksof Ethel, and Nedra Hoover of Blue Springs; 15 grandchildren and step-grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Emilee Williams of New Bloomfield.
Her husband, six brothers, two sisters and one grandson died earlier.
Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. today at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant Road, in Hartsburg. Services, conducted by the Rev. Mike Quinn, will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church or Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Holt Summit.
Carolyn Wyatt Lewis of Columbia died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at Ashland Healthcare in Ashland. She was 69.
Mrs. Lewis was born on Feb. 12, 1932, in Charlettsville, Va., to Herman Brown and Melinda Stratton Brown. She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn, Ala.
Also in Auburn, Carolyn Lewis worked as an art therapist and art teacher until her retirement in the mid-1980s.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
Services, conducted by the Rev. John Fritschner, will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn, Ala.
Mrs. Lewis is survived by her son, Daniel Kent Lewis of Atlanta; two daughters, Virginia Lorranie Lewis of Columbia and Nancy Ellyn Lewis of Atlanta; and three grandchildren. A brother and a sister died earlier.
Friends and family of Mary "Evalyne" McCallister remember her as a sweet, dedicated woman who loved being involved in Columbia.
"She was a lifelong resident and she wasn't about to leave Columbia," her daughter, Lois Sublett, said.
Mrs. McCallister of Columbia died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 95.
Mrs. McCallister was very active in the community and in her church. She was a member and volunteer of the Ellis Fischel Hospital Auxiliary. She taught Sunday School for 12 years and volunteered in the nursery at Memorial Baptist Church in Columbia. She was also president of the Women's Missionary Unit and a member of several committees.
Her favorite thing to do was play the card game Skip-Bo with her friends when they would come to visit her at Candlelight Lodge Assisted Living Residence, where she lived for six years.
"Every time you'd go to see her to cheer her up, she'd end up cheering you up," said Dortha Eubanks, a longtime friend.
Mrs. McCallister was born Nov. 9, 1905, to William Marvin and Minnie Pearl Williams Long in Boone County.
She married Marion Valentine McCallister in Boonville on May 1, 1927.
Mrs. McCallister is survived by two daughters, Lois Sublett of Melbourne Beach, Fla., and Ann Brown-Harrah of Spencer, N.Y.; a sister, Mabel Owens of Tucson, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband, two brothers and two sisters died earlier.
Visitation for Mrs. McCallister will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Bob Webb, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Family Assistance Fund in care of Memorial Baptist Church, 1634 Paris Road, Columbia, Mo., 65201.
Ruth McCown of Columbia died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at University Hospital. She was 76.
Ms. McCown was born on Aug. 4, 1924, in Boone County to Robert M. and Jessie Jacobs McCown.
She lived her entire life in Boone County and was a graduate of Hickman High School. For the 33 years before her retirement, Ms. McCown was secretary to Dr. Hugh E. Stephenson Jr. at MU.
"Ruthie was an institute in herself," said Herb Stanley, administrator of the Department of Surgery at MU. "She was someone you would associate with the department, and basically ran Dr. Stephenson's practice."
She received the honor of secretary of the year for her commitment to the office. "She was a very upbeat and positive person in a difficult environment," said Stanley. Ms. McCown enhanced the lives of everyone at the department, including the students. "Though the medical students were older, she treated them like her family," said Mary Anne Wiles, who worked with her in the department.
Even after her retirement on Aug. 5, 1986, Ms. McCown was always invited to the annual Christmas party, and she always made sure to attend.
Ms. McCown was also employed at Ellis Fischell State Cancer Center and the Missouri State Teachers Association and worked as a records librarian at University Hospital. In her free time, Ms. McCown would search the countryside and attend auctions looking for dolls that she would collect. An extra room was added to her house for her extensive collection of porcelain and antique dolls.
She was a member of the John Corbin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonist, the Columbia Daughters of American Revolution and the American Business Women's Association.
Visitation for Ms. McCown will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Russell Key, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ms. McCown is survived by one sister, Neydine McCown of Columbia; and a twin brother, Robert McCown of Columbia. Her parents and a sister died earlier. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, MO, 65201.
Alma Elizabeth Holton
Alma Elizabeth Holton of Columbia died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at her home. She was 75.
Mrs. Holton was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Boone County, Mo., to Shady L. and Elsie L. Charlton Harmon.
She married Charles "Dub" Holton on Nov. 1, 1945, in Columbia. In addition to being a homemaker, Mrs. Holton was a seamstress at Gene Glens Department store.
Mrs. Holton was also a member of Eastern Star No. 322.
Visitation for Mrs. Holton will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Visitation will include an Eastern Star Service at 7 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Les W. Holton of Columbia; two daughters, Linda L. Rector and Debby E. Sorrels of Columbia; three brothers, Leonard Harmon of Columbia, W.J. Harmon of Fulton and Larry Harmon of Hallsville; three sisters, Yvonne Bryant, Dorothy McBride and Shirley Smith of Columbia; and six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her parents and a sister, Bonnie Poe, died earlier.
Memorials can be sent to Missouri River Hospice or the American Heart Association.
Tabitha Irene Tucker
Tabitha Irene Tucker, of Columbia, Mo., died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at University Hospital and Clinics of head injuries. She was 4.
Tabitha was born Nov. 11, 1996, to Jessicia Tucker.
Visitation for Tabitha will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Daniel Collier, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Tabitha is survived by her mother; her grandparents, Sandra Lue and Clinton Collier, both of Columbia; a sister, Charity Tucker of Columbia; an uncle, John Herman Lue III of Columbia; three aunts, Amanda Nolan of Paris, Mo., Natasha Lue and Contessia Yvett Lue, both of Columbia.
Memorials may be made to the Family of Tabitha Irene Tucker, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Columbia, MO 65202.
Phyllis D. Cohen
Phyllis D. Cohen of Columbia died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mount Vernon, Mo. She was 68.
She was recognized as an expert pediatric nurse who would often stay at the bedside of seriously ill children.
"She enhanced the lives of anyone she came in contact with," said Beth Geden, a longtime friend and fellow nurse. "She was always concerned about children and their neighborhoods."
A yearly tax-time ritual of shrimp cocktails and margaritas was the memory that stuck in the mind of her longtime friend, Rose Williams.
Williams, a certified public accountant, described their annual April 15 affair.
"She would stop by my office, always afraid I was too tired to drive. We would then drink margaritas and eat shrimp cocktail at the old Katy Station. She was good at sensing what was needed and then providing it."
Ms. Cohen was born Nov. 7, 1932, in Monticello, New York, to Abraham and Rose Jacobson Cohen.
Ms. Cohen grew up in Southern New York and Northern Jersey. She received her R.N. from St. Mary's School of Nursing in Passiac, New Jersey, in 1955. She received her bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University in 1968. She taught pediatric nursing at Beth Israel Hospital School of Nursing in Newark, New Jersey.
She moved to Columbia in 1971 where she owned her own mobile home rental business. She received her master's degree in nursing from MU in 1976.
Services will be in Monticello at a later date.
Ms. Cohen is survived by one brother, Julius Cohen of Ann Arbor, Mich.; three nieces; one nephew and five grand nieces.
Memorials may be sent to The Shelter, P.O. Box 1367, Columbia, Mo. 65205.
Margaret Louise Farrar died Thursday, July 19, 2001 in Columbia. She was 77.
Mrs. Farrar was born to Daniel Greer and Lillian Mae Payne Rhine on July 8, 1924 in Franklin.
She graduated from Laura Speed Elliott High School in Boonville. She married Jim Farrar on Feb. 21, 1942, in Columbia, Mo.
Mrs. Farrar was employed with Sears for more than 30 years.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Serivces, conducted by the Rev. John Foley, will be at l p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Farrar is survived by two daughters, Connie Lander of Columbia and Jamie DeLong of Boonville; a son, Jimmy Farrar of Columbia; a brother, Richard Rhine of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Wilma Murphy of San Diego; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Her husband, two brothers, four sisters and a grandchild died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.
Charles B. Starke
Charles B. Starke of Columbia died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at Columbia Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was 79.
Mr. Starke was born Nov. 16, 1921 in Millersburg to William N. and Flay Wright Starke.
He married Zella Starke on Jan. 6, 1959.
After spending many years as a meat cutter for Missouri Provaier Meat Processing Co., Mr. Starke retired in 1986.
Visitation and services, conducted by Pastor Rob Jackson, for Mr. Starke were Saturday at Parker Funeral Service.
Mr. Starke was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Starke is survived by his wife, of Columbia; three sons, Charles N. Starke of Hartsburg, and David and George Starke of Columbia; step-sons Steve Dupree of Columbia and Scott Dupree of Clarksville, Tenn.; two sisters, Catherine Correll and Mary Huey of Savannah; one brother, John Starke of Columbia.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo., 65205.
Dorothy Narten of Columbia died Wednesday, July 18, 2001. She was 89.
Mrs. Narten was born Dec. 8, 1911, in Chicago to Julius H. and Olga Sagerman Block. She married Norman C. Narten on May 21, 1930. She was a homemaker and mother of three. She lived in Columbia for eight years.
Services, which have not been scheduled, are under the direction of Parker Funeral Service.
Mrs. Narten is survived by her daughter, Susan Jessee of Columbia; and two brothers, Robert Block of Chicago, Ill., and William Block of Anaheim, Calif.
Her husband and two sons died earlier.