Kitty Lynn Horn
Kitty Lynn Horn of Ashland died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 50.
Mrs. Horn was born on Nov. 11, 1950, in West Plains to Edward Joseph Fitzgerel and Paulina Judd Fitzgerel. On Dec. 21, 1974, she married Martin "Chris" Horn.
Mrs. Horn attended Southwest Missouri State, where she received a degree in reading and English. After college she taught at various schools in Missouri, including Oakland Junior High in Columbia. She also ran a day-care center.
For 13 years, Mrs. Horn and her husband owned Country Craftsman, a furniture store in Columbia. She also worked in the neurology department at the University Hospital and as a transcriptionist at Boone Hospital Center.
She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Carrie Elisabeth Horn, Melissa Marjorie Horn and Annie Victoria Horn; her son, Christopher Fitzgerel Horn; and a brother, Michael Lee Fitzgerel of Rochester, Mich.
Her parents died earlier.
Visitation for Mrs. Horn will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd., in Ashland. Services, conducted by the Rev. Paul Larimore, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Virginia Lucille Reed of Columbia died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at Columbia Regional Hospital. She was 79.
Mrs. Reed was born in Boone County on Nov. 11, 1921, to Feildon E. Level and Genevia Sims Level. She attended Searcy School in Boone County.
She married Howard D. Reed on Dec. 11, 1938.
Mrs. Reed worked in the nursery at University Hospital for 17 years, retiring when she was 63.
She was the mother of six children.
"We used to be this family that always went to the races on Sunday," said her daughter, Sharon Bosch of Columbia. "Mom and Dad loved to go when they were younger."
Visitation for Mrs. Reed will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. Services, conducted by the Rev. Cliff Cato, begin at noon. Both the visitation and the service will be held at First Assembly of God, 1100 N. Seventh St.
Mrs. Reed is survived by her husband, Howard D. Reed of Columbia; two sons, Bobby Reed of Hallsville and Eugene Reed of Columbia; three daughters, Gloria Ewens of Harrisburg, Sharon Bosch of Columbia and Ruth Shaon of Columbia; one sister, Barbara Sublett of Harrisburg; 16 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchidren.
One daughter, one brother and two sisters died earlier.
Financial donations may be sent to Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. Fourth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.
Helen Nadine Schmidt of Columbia died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 73.
Mrs. Schmidt was born Aug. 8, 1928, in Boone County to Clifton and Eula Wyatt Gruber.
Mrs. Schmidt married James T. Schmidt on June 15, 1945, in Columbia. She was a homemaker and worked for 3M in Columbia and also served as a cook for Jefferson Junior High School.
Visitation for Mrs. Schmidt will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Mike Roudebush, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Schmidt is survived by one brother, Everett Gruber of Columbia; two sisters, Ora Bell Rule and Thelma Cook, both of Columbia; one son, James W. Schmidt of Chandler, Ariz.; two daughters, Debra Kay Cupp of Lee's Summit, and Beverly J. Klipfel of St. Louis; and six grandchildren.
Her husband; two brothers, James and Charles Gruber; and two sisters, Ada Pearl Powers and Ruth Daley, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Meredith 'Faye' Kile
Meredith "Faye" Buchta Kile of Jefferson City died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Capital Region Medical Center. She was 51.
Mrs. Kile was born April 9, 1950, in Columbia to Ellsworth and Margaret Forbis and Hulen Kile. She graduated from Jefferson City High School and attended Lincoln University. Mrs. Kile was an account manager for Corporate Express until her retirement. She married Stan Buchta on April 2, 1982.
A charter member of the Capital City Jaycees, Mrs. Kile holds the honors of past president and Jaycee of the Year. She was a member of the Jefferson City Jaycee Jills, River City Singles Club and actively involved in the Missouri Relay for Life. She also served as a volunteer for Rape and Abuse Crisis Services. Mrs. Kile enjoyed being around friends and loved NASCAR.
Visitation for Mrs. Kile was on Wednesday. Services, conducted by Fr. Gregory C. Higley, will be held at 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1206 E. McCarty St., Jefferson City. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 3015 W. Truman Blvd, also in Jefferson City.
Mrs. Kile is survived by her father, Ellsworth Forbis of Jefferson City; one sister, Judy Stanford of Jefferson City; her son, Aaron Grefrath of Jefferson City; three daughters, Tracy Gillespie of Farmington, Michelle Grefrath of Jefferson City, and Tiffany Buchta of St. Charles; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Cole County Relay for Life at the American Cancer Society, 2413 Hyde Park Road, Jefferson City MO 65109 or the Jefferson City Area YMCA Youth and Family Programs, 424 Stadium Blvd. Jefferson City, MO 65101
Robert 'Tom' Byler
Robert "Tom" Byler of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, in Callaway County. He was 50.
Mr. Byler was born Nov. 18, 1950, in Boonville to Robert Douglas Byler and Mary Twilchell Byler.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Eagles in Columbia. He loved animals and his family, said brother Rick Byler.
He worked at MU for several years in different departments, including the veterinary school. He later worked at Textron Tech.
"He was an avid hunter and fisherman," Rick Byler said. "He grew up with his grandfather, who got him started."
Visitation for Mr. Byler 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. Jack Baize, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland.
Mr. Byler is survived by his mother, Mary Malloy of Columbia; two brothers, Rick Byler of Columbia and Marty Edmiston of Ashland; a sister, Barb Wheelock of Columbia; five nieces and four nephews.
Memorials may be sent to the Robert "Tom" Byler fund c/o Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd., Ashland, Mo. 65010.
Vencil C. Snell
Vencil C. Snell of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001. He was 91.
Mr. Snell was a member and deacon of the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church in Howard County. He was an active member of the Parkade Senior Center as well as a member of the Senior Council.
Mr. Snell was born November 29, 1909, to James Wilford and Ida Pearl Dodson Snell. On April 2, 1938, he married Maggie Lou Cook in Boone County.
"He was a wonderful husband and grandfather," his wife said. "I can't say enough good things about him."
His motto in life was "If someone doesn't have a smile, give them one of yours," which he always did.
Visitation for Mr. Snell was Wednesday evening. Services, conducted by the Rev. Mike Kelleher and the Rev. Don Wood, will be at 1 p.m. today at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. He will be buried at the Sulphur Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Snell is survived by his wife; his daughter, Wanda Bozarth of Bolivar; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Four sisters, one brother, and a son,Vencil Don Snell, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church or Older Americans Klub at Parkade Center, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, MO 65202.
Marjorie L. Martin
Marjorie Louise Martin died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 80.
Miss Martin was an administrative assistant in the CIA Far East Division before retiring in 1974.
Miss Martin was born June 4, 1921, in Lakewood, Ohio, to Clayton A. and M. Blanche Thorsen Martin. She graduated from Lakewood High School, Deyke School of Business in Cleveland and Darvis Fashion School in Cleveland. She started working in the State Department in 1949 and was in Japan during the Korean War, said her brother, Clayton A. Martin. He said she was in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
Miss Martin moved to Columbia from Arlington, Va., after retiring in 1977. Her brother said she wanted to reunite with her mother and sister.
"She was very friendly and liked to help people," Clayton Martin said. "She played golf, ran and was a swimmer."
There will be no visitation, and the service will be private.
Miss Martin is survived by her sister, Moray Loring Kiehl of Columbia, her brother, Clayton A. Martin of Columbia, and two nieces and three nephews.
Memorials may be sent to Columbia Public Library, 101 Park de Ville Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203, or the Salvation Army, 1108 W. Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Stephen H. House
Stephen H. House of Ashland died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, of a heart attack at the Missouri Heart Center. He was 58.
Mr. House was born Aug. 27, 1943, in Columbia, to Harold and Edith Ott House. He married Iris Anderton on May 9, 1969, at Goshen Primitive Baptist Church in Hartsburg.
He had been a truck driver in Joplin before working in the weight scales house and the warehouse at Daniels Power Plant in Fulton. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. House was a member of Dripping Springs Church in Columbia. He was also a member of the Hartsburg Lions Club. Mr. House was an avid wood-carver and loved the outdoors. He was involved in the Bowhunters of Missouri and Bowhunters International.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd. in Ashland. A memorial service, conducted by Elders Wallace Johnson, Marvine Tolle and Archie Sapp, will be held at 7 p.m.
Mr. House is survived by his wife, Iris House of Columbia; two sons, Cameron and Cody House; three daughters, Junetta Lynn, Alanna Trego and Kelly Foerster, all of Ashland; two brothers, Gary House of Columbia and Lonnie House of Whittier, Calif.; and two sisters, Linda House of Arkansas and Kathy House of Columbia.
His parents died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Hartsburg Lions Club Scholarship Fund in memory of Steve House, c/o Jack Brunstrom, 18001 Old Hwy 63 South, Ashland, Mo., 65010.
Frankie Bullard Wefenstette died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at her home in Sikeston. She was 91.
Mrs. Wefenstette was born Oct. 3, 1909, in Millersburg to Seth B. and Georgia (Ward) Bullard. She graduated from Fulton High School and was a member of Millersburg Baptist Church.
She married Emmitt Wefenstette on May 31, 1930, in Jefferson City. Both she and her husband retired from the Fulton State Hospital in February 1972. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and visiting with friends.
Visitation for Mrs. Wefenstette will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Blvd. in Fulton. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Maupin Funeral Home. Burial will be at Millersburg Cemetery in Millersburg.
Mrs. Wefenstette is survived by one sister, Sadine Bezler of Columbia; one son, Robert L. Wefenstette of Sikeston; four grandchildren, Sherilyn Russell of Millersburg, Kimberlee Mealy of Russellville, Ark., Guy Wefenstette of Millersburg and Robert B. Wefenstette of Columbia; two step-grandchildren, Jerry Lowes of Hallsville and Sandra Vaughn of Millersburg; eight great-grandchildren, Ryan Russell, Kyle Mealy, Jarrah Clayton, Holly Kronk, Patrick Wefenstette, Gentry Russell, Anna Wefenstette and Emily Wefenstette; two step great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
Her husband and one grandson died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Millersburg Baptist Church, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Blvd., Fulton, Mo., 65251.
Nellie R. Schuster
Nellie R. Schuster died Sunday, September 23, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 81.
Mrs. Schuster became an active member of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church after moving to Columbia from Michigan in 1996. She attended church regularly and took part in weekly women's Bible study. In addition to her dedication to her church, Mrs. Schuster was active in Girl Scouts of the United States of America. She later received recognition for 25 years of service for work as a scout leader and as a volunteer for the group. Mrs. Schuster also took pride in her grandchildren.
"She spoiled them rotten. Typical grandma things," said grandchild Amy Moum. "Everyone loved Nellie."
Mrs. Schuster was born Sept. 12, 1920, in St. Joseph County, Mich., to George Prestidge and Maude Zeigler Prestidge. She graduated from Sturgis High School in Michigan and later worked as a secretary. She married Glen Schuster on July 7, 1953. He died earlier.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Julia Will, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 914 West Blvd. S.
Mrs. Schuster is survived by four sons, Gregory Schuster of St. Louis, Alan Ott of Shipshewana, Ind., Melvyn Ott of Dowagiac, Mich., and John Ott of South Carolina; two daughters, Glenda Moum of Columbia and Margaret Schuster of St. Paul, Minn.;a brother, Ira Prestidge of Marshall, Mich; 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, the Reformation Lutheran Church in St. Louis or The Fellowship of John c/o Lenoir Center.
James Ward Ashlock
James Ward Ashlock of Columbia died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001 at his home from complications of liver disease. He was 44.
Mr. Ashlock was born Aug. 19, 1957, in Columbia, to Carl H. and Frances Victor Ashlock.
An avid Kewpie supporter, he played football for Hickman High School and graduated in the class of 1975.
Mr. Ashlock worked for MU's Academic Support Center as a broadcast engineer and worked for several satellite communication businesses. Custom Cable, his privately-owned satellite communication business, served residents across the state for 20 years.
"Jim stood by his customers. What he did was out of love for the business," said his wife Sherry Ashlock.
He met Sherry Thornton in 1979 and they married July 9, 1983 in Columbia.
Besides the satellite business, Jim's three children were his life. They currently attend Columbia public schools.
"He was a devoted father," Sherry Ashlock said. "His family had several generations of boys. When he had a daughter, she was the apple of his eye."
His oldest son, a junior at Hickman, followed in his father's footsteps and plays varsity football for the Kewpies. After the team's defeat against Francis Howell High School, Sept. 21, teammates and coaches signed the winning game football and gave it to him in memory of his father.
Visitation for Mr. Ashlock is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St.,. Services, conducted by the Rev. B.J. Chapman, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Funeral Service. Mr. Ashlock is survived by his wife, Sherry Ashlock of Columbia; two sons, Joe W. and James J. Ashlock, both of Columbia; a daughter, Corri Ashlock of Columbia; and two brothers, Bill D. Ashlock of Columbia and John M. Ashlock of Fulton.
Memorials may be sent to the Hepatitis Foundation, International 30 Sunrise, Terrace Cedar Grove, NJ, 07009-1423.
Karen Ann Fisher
Karen Ann Fisher of Hallsville died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 63.
Mrs. Fisher was born June 22, 1938, in Moberly to George W. and Goldie Strange White.
She married Claude Fisher Jr. on March 31, 1962, in Moberly.
She was an animal lover and raised bassett hounds for seven years.
For the past three years she raised two of her grandchildren, Clarissa and Daniel.
"Her mission in life was to make them happy. They were more than her grandchildren - they were her children," said her daughter Karla.
Visitation for Mrs. Fisher will be from noon to 1 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. John Foley, will be at 1 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home. She will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Fisher is survived by her brother, Joe Wayne White of Higbee; a son, Steve W. Fisher of Columbia; a daughter, Karla Cunningham of Hallsville; and seven grandchildren.
Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Karen Ann Fisher Memorial, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, MO., 65202.
John A. Arndt
John A. Arndt of Columbia died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at his home. He was 56.
Mr. Arndt was born Nov. 14, 1944, in LaPorte, Ind., to Donald L. and Ruby Arndt. He married Barbara Budde on Aug. 24, 1968, in Quincy, Ill.
Visitation for Mr. Arndt will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road in Columbia. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jay Self, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nilson Funeral Home. Burial will be at Red Top Cemetery, 14355 Route UN in Hallsville.
Mr. Arndt is survived by his wife, Barbara Arndt of Columbia; two sons, John E. Arndt of Columbia and Jeffrey A. Arndt of Sedalia; a daughter, Jessica Behrens of Hazelwood; a sister, Joyce Riddle of St. James; two grandsons and two granddaughters.
Betty Jean Biellier
Betty Jean Biellier of Columbia died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at University Hospital. She was 79.
Mrs. Biellier was born Oct. 20, 1921, in Billings, Mo., to Henry W. and Lelia F. Brown Garbee.
She graduated from Billings High School and attended Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield for two years. She married Harold V. Biellier on Nov. 6, 1942, in Billings.
She moved to Columbia with her husband in 1942. She worked at several positions while he completed his education at MU.
Before 1960, she worked in the offices of the National Yorkshire Hog Registry and was office manager for the American Corriedale Association.
From 1960 to 1987 she served as the executive secretary of the National Suffolk Sheep Association. She was honored by the association in 1999 for her long-standing distinguished service.
She was a member of Missouri United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star.
Visitation for Mrs. Biellier will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jim Bryan, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St.
Mrs. Biellier is survived by her husband, Harold Biellier of Columbia; a son, Wesley D. Biellier of Columbia; a daughter, Nancy A. Kitchen of Belle; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials can be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 1316 Parkade Blvd., Columbia, Mo. 65202; the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo. 65202; or the Missouri United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, 204 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Raymond Wiley Hayward of Columbia died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at Truman Veterans Hospital. He was 67.
Mr. Hayward was born March 23, 1934, in El Reno, Okla., to William and Leona Hayward. He married Lynda Kay Wright on March 18, 1973, in Durant, Okla.
Mr. Hayward served in the Navy for 18 years, during the Korea and Vietnam conflicts. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a longtime volunteer at the Truman Veterans Hospital.
Services for Mr. Hayward, conducted by VFW Post 280, will be at 3 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road.
Mr. Hayward is survived by his wife, Lynda K. Hayward of Columbia; four sons, Roger Hayward of the state of Montana, David Hayward and Michael Hayward, both of El Reno, and Tyler Ray Scott Hayward of Columbia; three daughters, Kelle D. Patterson of Ashland, Deborah Kay Tillery of El Reno and Darolyn LeAnn Hayward of Purcell, Okla.; one brother, Darrell Hayward of El Reno; and 13 grandchildren.