Robert E. McDermott
Robert E. McDermott of Harrisburg, Pa. died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at home. He was 81.
Dr. McDermott was a former MU forestry professor. He retired as professor of regional planning from the former Penn State Capitol Campus.
"He loved forestry - trees and other plants," daughter Karen Taschek said.
Dr. McDermott was born Oct. 5, 1920, in Maywood, Ill. to Aloysius and Gertrude Engels McDermott. Dr. McDermott graduated from Iowa State University and received a doctoral degree in botany from Duke University. After marrying Barbara J. Fawcett, Dr. McDermott served in the Navy in World War II in the South Pacific.
"He told us lots of stories about the war," Taschek said. "Those were our bedtime stories."
After working at MU, Dr. McDermott served as Dean and Professor of Botany at the University of Arkansas. He was later the Associate Director of Forest Service at the Pinchot Institute of Conservation Studies. Dr. McDermott also served as Provost, Associate Dean of Administration, Department Head and Professor of Forestry at the former Penn State Capitol Campus in Middletown, Pa.
Dr. McDermott was author or co-author of more than 30 scientific and technical journal articles and textbooks and is listed in "Who's Who in America," "Who's Who in American Education," "Leaders in American Science" and "American Men of Science."
Dr. McDermott was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, the Society of American Foresters, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the Ecological Society of America.
"He was a very breezy guy, very popular," said Richard Smith, a former colleague at MU. "I think the world of him."
Services for Dr. McDermott will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 6150 Allentown Blvd., Harrisburg, Pa. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 116 S. Oak Grove Rd., Harrisburg. There will be no visitation.
Dr. McDermott is survived by three sons, Edward, Evan, and Paul R. McDermott of Harrisburg, Pa.; two daughters, Paula McDermott of Harrisburg, Pa. and Karen Taschek of Corrales, N.M.; and one grandchild.
His wife died earlier.
"He was a great dad," Taschek said. "He taught me all kinds of things. He spent a lot of time with us."
Memorials may be sent to Tressler Lutheran Services, Adoption Services Unit, 836 South George St., York, Pa., 17403-3124, or Holy Name of Jesus School, 6150 Allentown Blvd., Harrisburg, Pa., 17112.
Donald W. Clark
Donald W. Clark of Columbia died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, in his home. He was 73.
Mr. Clark was born Aug. 8, 1928, in Kansas City to Charles William Clark and Mary Dove Turner Clark. He married Leona Eva Walters in 1951 in Mexico, Mo.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and served with the 16th Infantry in Germany. He was a member of the Rising Sun Baptist Church in Herford.
Visitation for Mr. Clark will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 E. St. Charles Road. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of the Nilson Funeral Home.
Mr. Clark is survived by numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
His wife died earlier.
Mabel Harvey of Columbia died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001. She was 96.
Mrs. Harvey was a member of St. Paul AME Church in Columbia and a former member of the senior choir. She also belonged to Willing Workers and the Richard I. Kelly American Legion Post #238 Ladies Auxiliary. She was formerly employed at Nora Stewart Memorial Nursery School.
Mrs. Harvey was born on Aug. 1, 1905, in Columbia to Arch and Carrie Smith Madison.
Visitation for Mrs. Harvey will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. Fourth St, and the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Services, conducted by the Rev. Clifton N. St. James, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul AME Church, 501 Park Ave. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Harvey is survived by her daughter, Mildred Brooks of Columbia; one sister, Geraldine Ellis of Columbia; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her husband, Ruben Harvey; three sons; and 16 brothers and sisters died earlier.
Ray Cecil Parker Sr.
Ray Cecil Parker Sr. of Armstrong died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at South Hampton Place in Columbia. He was 65.
Mr. Parker worked for many years at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.
He was born on June 25, 1936, to Ned and Ollie Dameron Parker in Armstrong. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the H.T. May & Son Funeral Home, 304 Tolson St. in Fayette. Services, conducted by the Rev. Horace Hopkins, will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church in Fayette. Burial will be in Roanoke Cemetery in Roanoke, Mo.
Mr. Parker is survived by his wife, Helen Harris; two daughters, Marla Rae Smith of St. Louis and Sandra Dee Parker of Columbia; two sons, Ray Cecil Parker Jr. of Columbia and Jahn Henri Parker of St. Louis; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. His parents, one son and three brothers died earlier.
Mary I. Fenton
Mary I. Fenton died Sunday, Oct, 28, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 91.
Mrs. Fenton was born Nov. 7, 1909, in Boone County to Edmond Curtis and Letha Jane Hearne Brown. She was a valedictorian of the first graduating class of Hickman High School in 1928, and she worked for Farmer's Mutual Insurance Co. She married Wallace "Atlee" Fenton on Oct. 25, 1931, in Columbia, and he preceded her in death.
Mrs. Fenton was a former member of Red Top Christian Church and an active member of the Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.
Visitation for Mrs. Fenton will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Michael Keith, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Fenton is survived by her son, Wayne Fenton of Columbia; four grandchildren; and three great-granchildren.
Mrs. Fenton was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Jerry Dale Fenton and William Edward Fenton; and three brothers.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Edith Elizabeth Schultz
Edith Elizabeth Schultz of Columbia died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001 at Boone Hospital Center. She was 83.
Mrs. Schultz was born April 5, 1918 in Monticello, Ill. to Elsworth and Grace Mae Johnson Brown. She married Otto Christian Schultz on July 2, 1938, in Covington, Ind.
Mrs. Schultz was a cook for Moberly Junior High School for 20 years and retired as a Nurse's Aide at Columbia Healthcare and Rehabilitation at age 75.
Visitation for Mrs. Schultz will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by Dr. John Baker, will be 1 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial services will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Schultz is survived by two daughters, Nina Louise Pratt of Boonville and Bethany Ann Greenfield of Columbia; two sisters, Gladys Hettinger of Monticello, Ill., and Opal Cox of McLeansboro, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Martha Ruth Coss Burnett Oncken died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, in Columbia after a three-year battle with cancer. She was 69.
Mrs. Oncken was born July 27, 1932, in Ralls County to Cloyd and Edna Mae Marshall Coss. She graduated from Vandalia High School and attended Kansas City Business College.
Mrs. Oncken used the skills she acquired there to run several small businesses, including restaurants and dress shops in Union and a restaurant and donut shop in Centralia. She worked in Columbia for MU's College of Arts and Science and managed the Candlelight Terrace Apartments.
"Her jobs were really secondary to her enjoyment of people, and being around them as part of her work," said her daughter Cindy Giovanini. "Her faith and her spirit and her optimism has touched more lives that I can count."
On Sept. 15, 1950, Mrs. Oncken married Bill Burnett, who died in 1983. On Oct. 15, 1988, she married Frank H. Oncken in Columbia.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Columbia United Church of Christ, 3201 I-70 Drive NW. Services, conducted by the Rev. Fred Brandenberg and Fred Neiger, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Columbia United Church of Christ. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Along with her husband, Mrs. Oncken is survived by three daughters, Cindy Giovanni of Moberly, Jenny Russell of Ellington and Peggy Hill of Heath, Texas; a son, Billie Burnett of Bolivar; two stepdaughters, Sue Howlett of Little Rock, Ark., and Sharon Viles of Columbia; four stepsons, Gerald Oncken of Peoria, Ill., and William Oncken, Doug Oncken and Christian Oncken, all of Columbia; two brothers, Fred Coss of Vandalia and James Coss of Ripon, Calif.; a sister, Dorothy Morris of Curryville; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Columbia United Church of Christ, 3201 I-70 Drive NW; Boone Hospital Center, Medical Oncology Department, Floor 2100; or the church of the donor's choice.
Margaret B. Bartee
Margaret Benson Bartee of Sturgeon died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She was 94.
Mrs. Bartee was born Sept. 1, 1907, in Sturgeon to Thomas Francis and Georgia Etta Banglesdorf Benson. She graduated from Sturgeon High School in 1925.
She married Mitchell Bartee on May 12, 1928.
Mrs. Bartee was "Citizen of the Year" of Sturgeon in 1989. She was a member of the Women's Democratic Club of Bourbon Township, the DMA club, the PTA and the Rural Letter Carriers Auxiliary.
She and her husband managed the Meador and Son Funeral Homes for 25 years.
Mrs. Bartee was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Sturgeon. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and taught Sunday school.
Mrs. Bartee is survived by one daughter, Barbara Bartee of Sacramento, Calif.; two granddaughters, Leslie Ritchlin of Aurora, Colo., and Jane Stock of Topeka, Kan.; and one grandson, James M. Holdman of Kansas City, Kan.
Her husband; son, James B. Bartee; daughter, Jane Holdman; four sisters, Georgia Mackey, Juanita Benson, Laura Mae Payne and Irene Onley; and one niece, Juanita Gilleland, died earlier.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at at Meador and Son Funeral Homes, Ogden and Davis streets in Sturgeon. Services, conducted by the Revs. Jesse Hodd of Clark and Clarence Forsberg, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Sturgeon.
Memorials may be sent to United Methodist Church, 101 E. Smith St., Sturgeon, Mo., or to the Nate Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. Ninth Ave., Miami, Fla. 33136.
Joseph L. Batye
Joseph Laymon Batye of Ashland died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at his home. He was 73.
Mr. Batye served in the Navy for five years during WWII and in Korea. He was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Hartsburg.
"If he hadn't been a great person I wouldn't have been married to him for 46 years," his wife, Helen, said. "I'm going to miss him so much."
Mr. Batye was born Oct. 5, 1928, in Wilton to James M. and Edna Estelle Sapp Batye. He graduated from Ashland High School and later married Helen Chick on Feb. 15, 1954. Mr. Batye loved to fish and for 37 years repaired vending machines for McGlasson's Distributing in Columbia.
Visitation 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. Bryan Crousore and James Batye, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mr. Batye is survived by his wife, Helen Batye of Ashland; two sons, James Batye of Ashland and Gene E. Batye of O'Fallon; a daughter, Sara Wilson of Ashland; and nine grandchildren.
One brother, James Batye, and one son, Leslie Joe Batye, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Leslie J. Batye Memorial Fund, United Cerebral Palsy, 8645 Old Bonhomme Road, St. Louis, Mo. 65132-3999.
Donald Gene Blount
Donald Gene Blount of Jefferson City died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Columbia Residential Care Center. He was 66.
Mr. Blount was born Oct. 15, 1935, in Cole County to James and Donie Phelps Coons.
He served in the Navy from November 1952 to December 1954.
There was no visitation or service. Cremation was Wednesday.
Mr. Blount is survived by his son, Danny Blount of Columbia; and a half sister, Ruth Forgey of Ozark.
His sister, Glaidys Tolin of Jefferson City died earlier.
Glen Eugene Parks
Glen Eugene Parks Sr. of Sturgeon died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001. He was 85.
Mr. Parks was a carpenter in Boone County and surrounding areas for many years. He was also a member of the Leonard Christian Church.
Mr. Parks was born Nov. 30, 1915, in Beardstown, Ill., to Charles Allen and Nellie Henderson Parks. He was married on Feb. 27, 1960, to Edna Belle Apel.
Visitation for Mr. Parks will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Meador and Son Funeral Home, Ogden and Davis streets, Sturgeon.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Meador and Son Chapel at the funeral home.
Burial will be at the Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Sturgeon.
Mr. Parks is survived by his wife; six sons, Homer Reed of Sedalia, Charles Reed of Centralia, Randy Reed of Clark, Mo., Glen Parks Jr. of Moberly, John Parks of Sturgeon and Donald Glynn of St. Charles; three daughters, Kay Grant of Columbia, Betty Peterson of Clark and Joyce Bloss of Sturgeon; two sisters, Viola French and Berle Bennet, both of Beardstown, Ill.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Two sons, Jay Parks and Frances Moncrief; three daughters Yvonne Moncrief, Shirley Howard and Anna Glynn; four brothers; and one sister died earlier.
Betty L. Bradley
Betty L. Bradley of Columbia died Monday, Nov. 5., 2001, at Columbia Regional Hospital. She was 70.
Mrs. Bradley worked for Morgan Oil Company for 33 years.
Mrs. Bradley was born Nov. 21, 1930, in Keokuk, Iowa, to Paul Hamilton and Keo Marie Watkins Hamilton. She married Garland "Bus" Bradley on Aug. 3, 1955, in Macomb, Iowa. He died earlier.
Visitation for Mrs. Bradley will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk. Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Bradley will be buried at Bible Grove Cemetery in Bible Grove, Mo.
Mrs. Bradley is survived by her son, Larry Miles of Columbia; a brother, Charles Hamilton of Dubuque, Iowa; a sister, Dorothy Scovern of Kahoka, Mo.; two granddaughters, Leann Blankenship of Keokuk and Tara Jessup of Ft. Rucker, Ala.; and three great-grandchildren.
One brother died earlier.
The family asked that no memorials be sent.
Timothy Ray Page
Timothy Ray Page of Higbee, a computer technician and avid runner, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at University Hospital. He was 50.
Mr. Page was born May 13, 1951, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Louis Gene and Nancy Louise Orndorff Page. He was a graduate of DeVry College and was a computer technician for Caldwell Computers for three years. After that, he worked for several different companies as a computer technician. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for about 30 years. Mr. Page was also a member of the National Rifle Association and the Good Medicine Society.
"My favorite memory of him is watching him run his first marathon in 1987 in St. Louis," said his brother Jimmy Louis Page Bonuchi of Columbia. Bonuchi said that Page ran several more marathons after that.
"His most defining characteristic is that he was tenacious," Bonuchi said. The cause of death remains undetermined. Mr. Page is survived by his father, Louis Gene Page of Columbia; his mother, Nancy Louise Page Bonuchi of Bunceton; a daughter, Charlotte J. Sanchez of Colorado; two brothers, Jimmy Louis Page Bonuchi and Shawn Bonuchi of Columbia; a sister, Gail Perkins, of Columbia; two grandchildren, Tyler and Dyler Sanchez; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4708 Highland Parkway.
Memorials should be sent to the Tyler and Dyler Sanchez Education Fund, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Larry Lanham of Moberly died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at his home after an extended illness. He was 62.
"We all loved him, that's for sure," his sister Sherry Hancock of Columbia said. Mr. Lanham was born on May 5, 1939, in Columbia. He graduated from Moberly High School in 1957. Afterward, he attended college in Gunnison, Colo., and California, including Sacramento State University.
In addition to time spent in school, Mr. Lanham also had a career in the Air Force and attained the rank of sergeant. He began at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas and then transferred to Beale Air Force Base in California. He worked in intelligence and was granted high security clearances. During his nine years of service, he traveled to Sidi Slimine, Morocco; to Strategic Air Command headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska; and back to Beale Air Force Base.
Mr. Lanham received an Air Force medal for reviving a teen-ager who onlookers thought had drowned.
Mr. Lanham volunteered for and served a tour of duty in Vietnam, and was later assigned to Stuttgart, Germany.
Mr. Lanham also published a news magazine, although he had no journalism experience before starting.
Mr. Lanham is survived by his mother, Lena Barron of Moberly; two sons, Troy Henderson of Fort Campbell, Ky., and Clint Lanham of Sacramento; three sisters, Sherry Hancock of Columbia, Cookie Slater of Moberly and Debbie Messer of Orrick; one brother, Dale Lanham of Littleton, Colo.; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were Saturday at Million-Taylor-Patton Chapel in Moberly. The Rev. Doug Delp officiated. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Mr. Lanham's body was cremated.
Doris Jean Wyatt
Doris Jean Wyatt of Columbia died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at The Williamsburg, a nursing facility, of cancer. She was 56.
Mrs. Wyatt was born Oct. 20, 1945, to Joel Leonard and Ella Rohrssen Leonard in Iowa City, Iowa. Mrs. Wyatt was a nurse technician at St. Joseph's Health Center.
"She was a hard worker and had a mind of her own," said her sister Bessie Mae "Teddy" Deason, "and she enjoyed her flowers and plants."
Visitation for Mrs. Wyatt will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jim Ford, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Nilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Wyatt is survived by two sons, Timothy Wyatt and Vernon "Junior" Wyatt, both of Jefferson City; a daughter, Tina Clark of Transfer, Pa.; three brothers, Wayne Leonard of Davenport, Iowa, Joel E. Leonard of Kenosha, Wis., and Harold Francis Leonard of San Antonio, Texas; five sisters, Connie Robins of Ocala, Fla., Bessie Mae Deason, Mary Cram and Patricia Kay Parsons of Columbia and Louise Zwalt of Davenport, Iowa.; and 11 grandchildren.
Dorothy C. Price
An award-winning columnist and co-publisher of a newspaper for more than 30 years, Dorothy C. Price was nationally recognized for her career as a journalist.
Mrs. Price died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 96.
Mrs. Price was born May 1, 1905, in Martinsville, Va. In the mid-1920s she began working as a reporter for the Martinsville Bulletin newspaper, where she met and later married the advertising manager, James W. Price. They moved to Princeton, Mo., in 1929 and became publishers of The Princeton Post, which her husband's father had founded in 1905.
In 1946, they bought the rival Princeton Telegraph and combined it with the Post. Mrs. Price wrote a column titled "What's Cookin?" for The Post-Telegraph. The column about local personalities, recipes and events was consistently recognized for excellence and once won the top national award for a weekly newspaper.
Mr. and Mrs. Price published the Post-Telegraph until 1961, when they moved from Princeton to Columbia.
A lifelong member of the Christian Church, Mrs. Price was on numerous committees and taught Sunday School at the Princeton Christian Church. While living in Columbia, she attended the First Christian Church. She most recently lived at the Williamsburg in Columbia.
Mrs. Price was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a member of the Missouri Press Association, a former president of the Beta Theta Pi Mother's Club, Columbia Zeta Phi Chapter, an expert bridge player and an avid antique collector.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be sent to First Christian Church, Princeton, Mo. 64673.
Mrs. Price is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Stribling of Independence; a son, William C. Price of Cincinnati; and six grandchildren.
Her husband died earlier.
John S. Kelly
John S. Kelly died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Audrain Medical Center. He was 52.
"I was over there mostly every day," said his half-brother, Mike Holman. "We talked about different things."
Mr. Kelly was born May 14, 1949, in Sturgeon to George and Dorothy Mae Kelly. He later graduated from Sturgeon High School in 1967 and moved to Mexico, Mo., in 1974. He worked at Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co.
Mr. Kelly married Darcy Nichols on July 15, 1986, in Mexico.
Visitation for Mr. Kelly will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson in Mexico. Services, conducted by the Rev. Eric Stevens, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Centralia City Cemetery.
Mr. Kelly is survived by his wife; five children, April Kelly of Phoenix, Ariz., John S. Kelly Jr. of Eugene, Ore., and Jordan M. Kelly and Jasmin E. Kelly, both of Mexico; two brothers, George W. Kelly of Columbia and David Wayne Kelly of Syracuse, N.Y.; a half-brother, Mike Holman of Mexico; and one sister, Dorothy Mae Kelly Skinner of Naples, Fla.
Memorials for Mr. Kelly may be sent to Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.
Minnie L. Morton
Minnie Lucille Morton died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Lenoir Health Care Center. She was 96.
She had been a member of Rock Bridge Christian Church since she moved to Lenoir Retirement Village in 1983. Previously, she was active in Oakland Christian Church.
Mrs. Morton was born Nov. 19, 1904, near Clearfield, Iowa to Cassius M. and Lucinda May Wilt. The family moved to Atlanta, Mo. in 1906, where she lived until marrying Reuben Ira Morton on May 20, 1923.
The Mortons moved to Illinois and had three sons together, living there for 16 years. After returning to Missouri in 1950, Mrs. Morton worked at the University Physical Plant as a senior accounting clerk until 1964.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Epple Chapel in Lenoir Retirement Village, 3612 Lenoir St.
Mrs. Morton is survived by two sons, William F. of Litchfield, Ill. and Delbert A. of Columbia; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband, three brothers and one son, Carl V. of Port St. Lucie, Fla. died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Lenoir Fellowship of John, 3710 Lenoir St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Arthur I. Stanley
Arthur I. Stanley died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at the Boone Hospital Center. He was 94.
Mr. Stanley was born on May 27, 1907, in Worth County to Arthur Oliver and Edna Irvin Stanley. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1924 and attended the University of Missouri from 1924 to 1926. On June 17, 1927, Mr. Stanley married Mary Merckling of Kansas City.
After teaching seventh and eighth grade at the Sheridan school, Mr. Stanley joined the high school faculty in 1933. In the spring of 1937, he left Sheridan to continue his education at MU, earning a bachelor's degree in 1939.
After his graduation, Mr. Stanley began working for the Farmers Home Administration, a agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. When he retired from the FHA in 1974, Mr. Stanley was Missouri's Chief of Rural Housing.
Mr. Stanley was a member of Missouri United Methodist Church, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, AF & AM Masonic Lodge, the MU Quarterback Club, ASF Investment Club, Woodrail Homeowners Association and a former member of the Columbia Country Club.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Jim Bryan, will begin at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Stanley will be buried at Memorial Park Mausoleum.
He is survived by daughter-in-law Juanita Stanley of Lakewood, Colo.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
His wife, a son, Arthur Albert Stanley, and sister Frances Amrine died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Tiger Scholarship Fund, care of the University of Missouri athletic department.
Kent Heitholt was like a second father to the sports staff of the Columbia Daily Tribune.
When Mike Boyd began working as a sports writer there in August, he didn't have any dress shirts.
Strapped for cash after moving to town, Boyd would come to work and find dress clothes waiting for him. The person who left the clothes: Sports Editor Kent William Heitholt.
"He was like the coach - he did everything to make us better," Boyd said. "He was a father figure."
Mr. Heitholt was killed in the early morning of Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, outside the newspaper he worked at for five years. He was 48.
He was hired as Tribune sports editor in October 1996. Previously, he had worked at the Nashville Banner, the Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss., and The Times of Shreveport, La., where he worked as a sports editor and columnist.
Wherever Mr. Heitholt worked, he was a workaholic, said Bob Thompson, a Tribune sports writer who also worked with Mr. Heitholt in Shreveport.
"We tried to live up to his example," Thompson said. "No one ever called in sick. We didn't want to disappoint him."
In 1998, Thompson came to the Tribune. The reason: He wanted to learn more from Mr. Heitholt.
"Every Saturday night, we all went out as a staff just to listen to him," Thompson said. "We looked forward to just hearing his views.
Mr. Heitholt was born Jan. 4, 1953, in Lawrence, Kan., to Bill and Do Heitholt. In 1975, Mr. Heitholt graduated from the MU School of Journalism. On Dec. 21, 1981, he married Deborah Evangelista in Springhill, Tenn.
Services for Mr. Heitholt will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St., conducted by the Rev. Neal Lassinger.
Mr. Heitholt was cremated.
Survivors include his wife; son Vince Heitholt of Columbia; daughter Kali Heitholt of Columbia; his parents of Cuba, Mo.; and brother, Jim Heitholt of Plano, Texas.
Memorials may be sent to UNICEF, 333 E. 38th St., New York, N.Y., 10016.
Lillie Mae Richmond
Lillie Mae Richmond will be remembered for her generosity. When she was in her early 20s, she donated one of her kidneys to her brother Frank.
Mrs. Richmond died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at University Hospital. Mrs. Richmond was 58.
Mrs. Richmond had been on dialysis for about 15 years, longer than the life expectancy of any average person who has dialysis, her daughter said.
"She had a really rough life and was a strong fighter," said her daughter, Cassandra Richmond Buccola.
Mrs. Richmond was born July 16, 1943, in Ponchatoula, La., to Frank and Arsteelyer Wright.
She was raised in Chicago, where she met her husband, James Richmond. They married on March 29, 1969. She attended Bryant and Stratton Business College. She graduated in 1965.
They moved to Columbia in 1994.
Visitation for Mrs. Richmond will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. Fourth Street, and from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Second Christian Church, 401 St. Louis St. in Fulton.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Cedric Harris, are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Second Christian Church. Burial will follow at Callaway Memorial Gardens, Fulton.
Mr. Richmond is survived by Beverly Monroe of Chicago, who was considered her second mother; two sons, Tony Wright of Antioch, Calif., and Deryl Richmond of Columbia; her daughter, of Pleasanton, Calif.; six sisters, Sheri Crocklen of Kenner, La., Patricia Bell of Chicago, Larniece Monroe, Morda Monroe and Zedra McCadney, all of Bloomington, Ill., and Toni Glasper of Calumet City, Ill.; two brothers, Frank Wright of New Orleans and Isaac Monroe of Chicago; and five grandchildren.
Her parents, husband and one brother died earlier.