Wyatt R. Presley Jr.
Each morning when he walked into the office, Wyatt Robert Presley Jr. greeted his co-workers by saying, "Good morning, sunshines."
"That's just the way he was," said co-worker and friend Constance Green. "He was always very friendly, just so loving and caring."
Mr. Presley, of Columbia, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at his home. He was 24.
Mr. Presley was a phone operator for Chariton Valley Tri-Star Communications for the past year. His supervisor, Elaine Hayes, said he was a part of their family.
"You couldn't help but get to know Wyatt," she said. "He would talk to you until you talked back to him."
Outside of work, Mr. Presley's co-workers said he enjoyed writing poetry, going dancing and volunteering for the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network.
Born March 20, 1977, Mr. Presley is survived by his partner, Bart Perrin of Columbia; his mother and brother, both of Fulton; and his sister. His father died earlier.
Visitation for Mr. Presley will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will follow at 7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home
Memorials may be sent to R.A.I.N., 4250 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65201.
Harry Banker Hogue
Harry Banker Hogue of Columbia died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at his home. He was 80.
Mr. Hogue served in the Army in World War II and then worked for the Kansas City Police Department for 27 years as a deputy coroner in Jackson County. He was head of the missing persons section for most of his police career, during which time he was sergeant of detectives. He retired in 1974 and then served as chief of police in Lincoln, Mo. After working as a guard at the State Correctional Facility in Boonville, he finally retired.
Mr. Hogue moved to Columbia in 1995 and was a lay minister in the Methodist Church and then attended the Episcopal Church.
Mr. Hogue was born Aug. 29, 1920, in St. Joseph, to Harry and Elsie Banker Hogue. He married Elsie Jane Finley on May 3, 1944, in Liberty. She died earlier.
Graveside services, conducted by the Rev. Justin Johnson, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Ashland Cemetery in St. Joseph.
Mr. Hogue is survived by a son, Harry Thomas Hogue of Oakland, Md.; a daughter, Deanna June Platt of Wappinger Falls, Md.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Emma M. Nichols
Emma Mildred Nichols of Columbia died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at Columbia Regional Hospital. She was 88.
Mrs. Nichols was born June 4, 1913, in Ashland to William Ernest Nichols and Iza Minnie Crump Nichols. She married Harley Bradford Nichols on Jan. 24, 1931, in Ashland. Her husband died died earlier.
Visitation for Mrs. Nichols will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd., in Ashland. Services, conducted by the Rev. Tracy Cook, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the New Liberty Cemetery in Ashland.
Mrs. Nichols is survived by three daughters, Lurline Griggs, Lois Dean Lorton, and Lora Lee Stone, all of Columbia; five grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
One son, one brother, two sisters and three grandchildren died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society at the Columbia Office, 33 E. Broadway Suite 100, Columbia, MO 65201 or call 1-800-429-7753.
Virginia Evelyn Moore of Jacksonville, Mo. died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at her home. She was 88.
Mrs. Moore was a teacher in the San Diego city schools for 30 years. She was an animal lover and loved to travel.
Mrs. Moore was born Dec. 3, 1912, in Cooper County to Gibson and Anna Hilden Moore. Mrs. Moore married Herman Moore on Aug. 23, 1951, in Arkansas.
There will be no visitation. Her family will hold a private burial.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her sister, Marjorie Hackward of Higbee; two nieces, Anna Clark of Martin, Tenn., and Hannah Coulson of Higbee; two nephews, Bill Moore of Washington and Tom Hackward of Jacksonville; a sister-in-law, Nancy Moore of Hawaii; and a cousin, Bobbie Zeller of Boonville.
Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Central Missouri Humane Society, 616 Big Bear Blvd., Columbia, Mo., 65202 or the Home Care of Mid-Missouri Hospice, 102 W. Reed, Moberly, Mo., 65270.
John H. Bauer
John H. Bauer, a veteran physician at University Hospital and expert in the causes and treatment of hypertension, died Monday night while playing racquetball at Wilson's Total Fitness on Forum Boulevard.
"He was my doctor for 26 years," said Michael Perry, a friend of Dr. Bauer who is also a physician at University Hospital. "If he was your doctor, you knew you were going to get the best possible care."
Columbia firefighters were dispatched at 9:16 p.m. Monday to treat a man at the gym for chest pain. Paramedics were at the scene when firefighters arrived. Dr. Bauer was unconscious, not breathing and had no pulse, a spokeswoman for the city fire department said. He was pronounced dead at University Hospital.
Dr. Bauer, 58, was a nephrologist, or kidney specialist. Ramesh Khanna, director of nephrology at University Hospital, said Dr. Bauer had been playing racquetball for the past few years.
Khanna described Dr. Bauer as physically fit and said he had no previous heart problems.
Officials said the cause of death had not been determined as of Tuesday afternoon.
Dr. Bauer, a member of the University Hospital staff and a faculty member of the MU School of Medicine's Department of Internal Medicine, was "one of the outstanding faculty members at the university," Perry said.
Perry and Dr. Bauer joined the faculty of the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 1975. Dr. Bauer began as an assistant professor and became a full professor in 1987.
Dr. Bauer was a "very distinguished physician and scientist" who had an impeccable reputation, Perry said, adding that Dr. Bauer had more than 120 peer-review manuscripts over the course of his career and received more than 50 research grants.
"He would do anything for the patient," Khanna said.
Dr. Bauer had previously served as the chief of staff at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital and interim chairman of the MU Department of Medicine.
Dr. Bauer is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Holly Drainer of St. Louis; a son, Daniel Bauer of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and two granddaughters.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, 1017 Business Loop 70 W. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be sent to the John H. Bauer M.D. Lectureship, 1 Hospital Drive, DC205, Columbia, Mo., 65212.
Evelyn M. Hochstrasser died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, in her home. She was 86.
A long time resident of upstate New York, Mrs. Hochstrasser was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Reidsville, N.Y., and then later a member of Rock Road Chapel in Berne, N.Y., where she sang, played the piano, directed kitchen duties and allowed visiting missionaries and ministers to stay in her home.
Mrs. Hochstrasser also worked as a cook for the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School District from 1964 to 1976.
She and her husband owned and operated the White Sulfur Springs Park and Hotel in Berne for therapeutic purposes. The park, which attracted people from as far away as Bermuda, was later changed to a picnic grounds where Mrs. Hochstrasser let visitors stay temporarily. The park closed and the land was later sold to the United Pentecostal Church for a campground, where she did volunteer work as a cook.
Mrs. Hochstrasser moved to Columbia in 1999 to live near her daughter and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church.
She was born on Aug. 3, 1915, in Knox, N.Y., to Stanton and Helen Clute. She graduated from Altamont High School in Altamont, N.Y., in 1932 and married Paul D. Hochstrasser on Dec. 29 of the same year.
Funeral services were held Aug. 14, 2001, at Rock Road Chapel in Berne and were conducted by the Rev. Jay Francis. Mrs. Hochstrasser was buried in the Knox Cemetery next to her husband.
She is survived by two daughters, Edna L. Stanger of Eagle Lake, Fla., and Merna J. Appleton of Columbia; and three grandchildren, Aaron Stanger, Crista Garza and Eric Appleton.
A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the United Pentecostal Church, and will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Gilstrap.
Flower donations may be sent to the United Pentecostal Church, 211 Benton St., Columbia, Mo., 65203.
David D. Plagman
David Duane Plagman died Friday, August 17, 2001, of cancer at his home in Columbia. He was 49.
Mr. Plagman was born May 23, 1952, in Cherokee, Iowa, to Vern and Phyllis Plagman. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1977 with bachelor's degrees in psychology and sociology. He received a master's degree from the MU College of Education and Counseling and Personnel Services Program in 1979. He served with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division from 1971 to 1974. He also held a black belt in Taekwondo and was a member of the Unity Center of Columbia.
On Oct. 13, 1981, Mr. Plagman married Rexene Garland in Columbia. As a father and husband he was "very loving," she said.
The Plagmans owned and operated the U-Pick Organic Rainbow Berry Farm for about 15 years. Mr. Plagman was also owner/operator of South County Mowing Services in Columbia for more than 10 years.
"He thrived on hard work but there was more to it than labor," his wife said. "He loved nature - there was a spiritual quality to his work."
Services will be held for Mr. Plagman at 2 p.m. Thursday at Unity Center of Columbia, 1600 W. Broadway. The Rev. Clare Austen will officiate. A reception will follow the service.
Mr. Plagman is survived by his wife, Rexene Garland; his parents; two daughters, Melody Plagman and Crystal Plagman, both of Columbia; three brothers, Terry Plagman of Runnells, Iowa, Kevin Plagman of Adel, Iowa, and Jerry Plagman of Alta, Iowa; two sisters: Susan Reimers of Runnells, Iowa, and Cindy Schnoebelens of Altoona, Iowa; and two grandchildren, Asia Plagman and Brenton Morris, both of Columbia.
Memorials may be sent to his grandchildren's educational fund, c/o Susan Woodbury, 1300 E. Oakland Church Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Harold G. Robinson
Harold G. Robinson of Madison, Wis., died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001. He was 70.
Mr. Robinson was born March 3, 1931, to William and Florence Robinson.
A former resident of Columbia, Mr. Robinson was previously employed with the Columbia Police Department and with the University of Missouri Police Department.
In 1970, Mr. Robinson moved to Madison with his wife, Anna Patrick Robinson. There, he served as the Director of Transportation. He was also a security assistant to the President of the University of Wisconsin.
Mr. Robinson was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and of Midwest Prince Hall Lodge in Madison.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. 4th St. Graveside services, conducted by the Rev. Donald McNeal, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Harold Robinson Jr and Reginald Robinson, both of Madison, and Michael Robinson of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one daughter, Patrica Michele of Madison.
Texie Hazel Barnes
Texie Hazel Barnes of Columbia died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at the Boone Hospital Center. She was 94.
Mrs. Barnes was born on March, 11, 1907, in Higgens, Texas, to George Washington and Amanda Hickam Coonce. She married Harold Barnes on March 12, 1927, in Columbia.
She was a 1925 graduate of Columbia High School. Mrs. Barnes owned and operated Barnes Drug Store at Broadway and Garth Avenue in Columbia. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Thilo Chapter.
Visitation for Mrs. Barnes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Bob Russell, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Barnes is survived by a daughter, Janet Larwell of Richardson, Texas; a brother, James Coonce of Kansas City; and two granddaughters, Larissa Larwill and Sheri D. Larwill, both of Texas.
Her husband, two brothers and four sisters died earlier.
Frederic Woodbury Carl of Columbia died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at Lenoir Health Care Center. He was 95.
Mr. Carl was born on July 14, 1906, in Logansport, Ind. He was raised in Indiana, spending his summers on his aunt's farm near Plymouth, Ind. He had a lifelong interest in trains and in baseball.
On June 9, 1933, he married Nina Pearl in Noblesville, Ind.
He received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University. Mr. Carl worked in metallurgy with General Motors before he retired in 1966. He lived for several years in Texas before moving to the Lenoir Retirement community in 1980.
In his retirement, Mr. Carl enjoyed traveling with his wife, photography, reading and researching family genealogies.
Mr. Carl is survived by two daughters, Sandra Bornejko of Dayton, Ohio, and Janis Hanna of Alliance, Ohio; one son, Jim Carl of Columbia; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
His wife and one brother, John C. Carl, died earlier.
There was no visitation. Graveside services for Mr. Carl were Saturday at Columbia Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Fellowship of John, c/o Lenoir, 3612 Lenoir St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.