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MISSOURI - Boone County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 78

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Saturday, 19 April 2008, at 1:00 p.m.

H. Dwyer Dundon
H. Dwyer Dundon died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He was 79.
Mr. Dundon was born on Jan. 4, 1922, in Alden, N.Y., to Felix Dundon and Martha Spoenmann Dundon. He married Gloria M. Parry on Oct 19, 1942, in New York.
He served in the Army during World War II and was stationed in England, France and Germany.
Upon returning to the United States, he attended MU and received a master's degree. He studied occupational therapy at Washington University in St. Louis.
After teaching at universities around the country, he returned to MU in 1969 and was an associate professor of occupational therapy. He was involved in setting up the Rusk Rehabilitation Center, and he later transferred to the dean's office at the School of Medicine.
His brother, Thomas Dundon of Columbia, said Mr. Dundon enjoyed restoring classic cars and tracing his family's genealogy.
"He took an old Jeep that we had that he was farming with and decided he'd recondition that," Thomas Dundon said. "He put it in mint condition, and he used to go to old car shows."
Mr. Dundon was a member of the Old Car Club and the Mid-Missouri British Car Club. His brother said he especially enjoyed restoring MGs.
Mr. Dundon also traced his family's history back to England and Germany.
"We had just recently got some old pictures of my mother's family, and we spent half a year trying to talk to people and find out which one was which," Thomas Dundon said.
Mr. Dundon also belonged to the Mid-Missouri Genealogy Society and was a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. In 1992, he published a medical exam review for occupational therapy.
Mr. Dundon is survived by his wife; three daughters, Kathryn Helen Dundon of Evanston, Ill., Martha Marie Dundon and Sheila A. Viets, both of Columbia; a son, Michael Dundon of Wilmington, N.C.; two brothers, John P. Dundon of Wilmington, N.C., and Thomas Dundon of Columbia; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church, 5350 E. Bonne Femme Church Road, with the Rev. Harry Brotzman officiating. Burial will follow at the Little Bonne Femme Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Woodhaven Learning Center, 1405 Hathman Place, Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Charles C. Magruder
Charles Clinton Magruder of Columbia died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 87.
Mr. Magruder was born March 15, 1914, to Jesse Maddox and Effie Jane Kilgore Magruder in Armstrong. On Dec. 4, 1938, he married V. Vivian Lanham in Fayette.
Mr. Magruder farmed in the Fayette area and retired from the Missouri Highway Department in 1975. He was a member of the Parkade Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of Columbia; his son, Philip Magruder of Columbia; two daughters, Martha Palmer of Columbia and Virginia Fick of Rich Fountain; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home.
Memorials can be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia Mo. 65203.

Martha Bartlett
Martha Alvis Bartlett died Saturday Dec. 1, 2001, at Jefferson City Manor Nursing Home in Jefferson City. She was 81.
Mrs. Bartlett was born on April 16, 1920, in Ripley, Miss., to Howell and Natalie Alvis. She graduated from Ripley, Mississippi High School and attended Mississippi State College for Women. She married Jesse H. Bartlett on Jan. 6, 1940.
Mrs. Bartlett and her husband moved to Columbia in 1957. She received a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in education from MU. She worked for MU for a number of years and taught English at Jefferson Junior High School and later at Oakland Junior High School. She sponsored Oakland Junior High's newspaper for 10 years until she retired in 1976.
Mrs. Bartlett was active in the American Association of University Women Daughters of the American Revolution, the Columbia Garden Club and many other civic organizations. She was also an active member of the First Baptist Church in Columbia. Mrs. Bartlett's family said she was supportive of her family and their endeavors. They also said she appreciated her education at MU and loved her work.
Mrs. Bartlett is survived by her husband of Columbia; two children, Ronald H. Bartlett of Columbia and Thomas A. Bartlett of Jefferson City; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Her sister, Wilma Alvis Fair, died earlier.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1112 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Beverly Kilbourn
Beverly Jean Kilbourn, of Centralia, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001 at her home. She was 48. Her family said they did not know the cause of her death, but that she died unexpectedly.
Mrs. Kilbourn was born Sept. 22, 1953, in Shenandoah, Iowa, to George Whitehill and Eleanor Hall Whitehill. She graduated high school in Farragut, Iowa, in 1971. Mrs. Kilbourn earned a degree in special education from MU in 1975. She married Howard Kilbourn on Sept. 20, 1974. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Centralia since 1976.
Mrs. Kilbourn did crafts and needlepoint and was an active member of Daughters of the American Revolution, her daughter said. She was involved in 4-H and enjoyed bowling with her husband.
"She was very involved in her children's lives," said her daughter Mary Ann Kilbourn. "A lot of people thought very highly of her."
Mrs. Kilbourn is survived by her mother, Eleanor Whitehill of Shenandoah, Iowa; a son, James Alan Kilbourn of LaCrosse, Wis.; a daughter, Mary Ann Kilbourn of Mexico, Mo.; two brothers, Barry Whitehill of Waterloo, Iowa, and Bob Whitehill of Farragut.
Her father, George Robert Whitehill; her husband, Howard Kilbourn; and a brother, Ray Whitehill, died earlier.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Meador and Son Chapel, at Sneed and Rollins streets in Centralia. Interment will follow at a later date in the City of Centralia Cemetery.

Myrtle Richards
Myrtle Jane Richards of Sturgeon died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at University Hospital in Columbia. She was 85.
Mrs. Richards was born May 15, 1916, in Casper, Wyo., to Alfred and Annie Trollope Colwell. On March 12, 1937, she married Robert Lee Richards in Camdenton, Mo. He died Aug. 12, 1987.
After their marriage, Mrs. Richards and her husband moved to Sturgeon and raised their children. As an active mother and community member, Mrs. Richards was a member of the PTA, Sturgeon Baptist Church, Democratic Club and the "DMA" group. "DMA," which stands for "don't mention age," is a group that Mrs. Richards started with her friends and fellow Sturgeon residents, said her daughter, Mary Poettgen of Columbia.
"She was very active in the schools and with kids," she said. "In a small town like Sturgeon, everybody looks out for each other, especially during times like this."
Visitation for Mrs. Richards will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sturgeon Baptist Church, 100 E. McDowell St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Weldon Forman of Mexico, Mo., and the Rev. Robert McCutcheon, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sturgeon Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Sturgeon.
Mrs. Richards is survived by two daughters, Ann Kelly of Sturgeon and Mary Poettgen of Columbia; four sons, James "Bud" Richards of Macon, Darrel Lee Richards of Austin, Texas, Edwin Ray Richards of San Francisco and C.D. Richards of Sturgeon; two sisters, Mina Hill of St. Louis and Mildred Turpen of Versailles, Mo.; 26 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren.
One daughter, Linda Sue Richards, and two sisters, Mary Carter and Maude Taylor, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Sturgeon Recreation Center, 403 West McDowell St., Sturgeon, MO 65284.

Eliza Ellen Palmer
Eliza Ellen "Liz" Palmer died Sunday Dec. 2, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 87.
Mrs. Palmer was born April 19, 1914, in Boone County to James Anderson and Anna Pearl Melvin Hathman. She married William Henry Palmer on June 22, 1929.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and also played with the Rhythm Band at Paquin Tower.
Visitation for Mrs. Palmer will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Palmer is survived by two sons, William Harold Palmer of Fulton and Dale Palmer of Columbia; a sister, Pauline Maiden of Moberly; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Her husband; a daughter, Thelma Cromwell; one brother; and three sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo. 65205, or to The American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.

Norma Lee Nichols
Norma Lee Nichols' door was always open to family, friends and animals.
Mrs. Nichols died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at University Hospitals and Clinics in Columbia. She was 74.
She was born Dec. 14, 1926, in Callaway County to Tom and Ruby Hendricks Clatterbuck.
Throughout her life, Normie, as she was known to friends and family, conserved her family's history and treasures for her son Alan and her grandsons, Shelby and Colby.
She married Eddie Nichols on May 7, 1949, in Boonville. She worked at home as a mother to her son and later to her great niece and nephew and two grandsons.
She worked on their farm from her earliest married days, when she and Eddie Nichols sold water and hay to their neighbors. They also raised hogs and cattle.
Mrs. Nichols loved gardens, flowers and canning the harvest of her garden. She enjoyed swimming in Cedar Creek, having picnics, and playing softball with children and neighbors.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland, followed by services, conducted by Elder Wallace Johnson, at Robinson Funeral Home at 1 p.m.
Mrs. Nichols will be buried at the New Salem Cemetery in Ashland.
She is survived by her husband, Eddie Nichols; a sister, Glenda Garrett of Englewood; a son, Alan Nichols of Englewood; and two grandsons, Shelby and Colby.
A brother, Bill Clatterbuck, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Englewood Community Club c/o Debbie Cochran, 13521 Bob Veach Road, Ashland, Mo. 65010.

Mary Spurling
Mary Spurling of Columbia died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Columbia Healthcare and Rehabilitation. She was 91.
Mrs. Spurling was born Feb. 15, 1910, to Charles and Betty Pruett Anderson. She attended Columbia public schools and lived in Boone County her whole life.
Mrs. Spurling's husband, Virgil Spurling, died earlier. After his death, Mrs. Spurling became a counselor at Stephens College.
She was also a member of the King's Daughters.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Jim Bryan, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Memorials may be sent to The Perseverance Endowment, c/o Boone County Fire Protection District, 2201 I-70 Drive NW, Columbia, Mo. 65202.

Kenneth Cavcey
Kenneth Cavcey of Longmont, Colo., formerly of Columbia, died at Longmont United Hospital Monday, Nov. 26, 2001. He was 63.
Mr. Cavcey was born Oct. 11, 1938, to Marshall and Gladys Landis Cavcey in Columbia. He was an electronics engineer for the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colo.
He graduated from Hickman High School in 1956 and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in physics and master's and doctoral degrees in electronic engineering from MU.
Mr. Cavcey married Judith Barthel Feb. 6, 1960, in Jefferson City.
In 1984, he moved to Longmont. Mr. Cavcey was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Sigma Xi and the Columbine Chapter 11 Order of the Eastern Star.
He served as a deacon and sang in the choir for the Central Presbyterian Church in Longmont.
Mr. Cavcey had been an amateur radio operator since the age of 15. He also enjoyed gardening.
Mr. Cavcey is survived by his wife, Judy Cavcey of Longmont; two sons, Michael Cavcey of Longmont and Stuart Cavcey of Columbia; one brother, John Cavcey of Arlington, Wash.; one sister, Carol Cavcey of Columbia; and six grandchildren.
His parents died earlier.
Mr. Cavcey's service was held Nov. 29 at Central Presbyterian Church in Longmont, officiated by the Rev. Glenn Perica. His body was interred at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
Contributions may be made to the Outreach United Resource Center and sent to the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St., Longmont, Colo. 80501.

Lillian L. Hartmann
Lillian Louise Hartmann of Columbia died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001. She was 92.
Born in St. Louis, Mrs. Hartmann had been active in the Columbia community for more than 50 years. She served as president of Ridgeway School, Hickman PTA treasurer, and secretary and president of the Cosmopolitan Breakfast Club.
Mrs. Hartmann owned Lillian's Cosmetics & Gifts until 1978 and co-owned the Strollway Centre Building with her husband, Clarence Hartmann, who died earlier.
She is survived by her daughter, Jeanette Clark of Hallsville ,and a great-grandson. Mrs. Hartmann's brother, two sisters and one grandchild died earlier.
Visitation for Mrs. Hartmann is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home. Services, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Gerike will be at noon Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Memorials may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, 2201 W. Rollins Road, or Visiting Nurses Hospice, 3315 Berrywood, Suite 102.

Thomas L. Mundt
Thomas L. "Tom" Mundt of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at his home. He was 49.
Mr. Mundt was born Jan. 13, 1952, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Frederick E. Mundt Jr. and DeChantel O'Hare Mundt. He was a resident of Ottumwa until 1990 when he moved to Columbia. He worked for Mundt & Sons Painting in Ottumwa and Square D in Columbia. He was a member of St. Mary of the Visitation in Ottumwa, and was an avid bowler and golfer.
Mr. Mundt is survived by his sister, Jean Hopp of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and three brothers, David Mundt, of West Bend, Wis., and Fred Mundt III and Michael Mundt, both of Ottumwa.
His parents died earlier.
Visitation for Mr. Mundt will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Reece Funeral Home in Ottumwa. A funeral mass, conducted by the Rev. Robert Striegel, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary of the Visitation. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
A memorial for Mr. Mundt has been established at St. Mary of the Visitation.

Mary Skram
Mary Skram was the heart and soul of her family gatherings and reunions. As the mother of 11 children and the caretaker of several more, family was at the center of Mrs. Skram's life.
Mary Elaine Skram died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at her home in Columbia. She was 87. Mrs. Skram was born April 26, 1914, in Mason City, Iowa, to Anton and Lillian Knapp. She graduated from Holy Family High School in Mason City and attended Mason City Junior College. At age 60, after her 11 children were grown, she earned an associate's degree in primary education from Sterling Junior College in Sterling, Colo.
Mrs. Skram and her husband cared for her nieces and nephews who were left without parents when Mrs. Skram's sister died.
"Family was the most important thing in my mother's life and she instilled in each and every family member that same importance," said Suzanne Hart, Mrs. Skram's daughter. Mrs. Skram was very active in her church. She served as President of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women in Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese and the Madonna Club. She and her husband were members of the Joy Group at Our Lady of Lourdes.
"Our mother was very strong and dedicated, very strong in her faith," said Hart. An avid reader and writer, Mrs. Skram wrote the biographies of many of her relatives and gave those writings to her children. "She was a great historian," said Hart.
Mrs. Skram has been recognized for her dedicated work in the Red Cross and the Cancer Society of Nebraska.
Mrs. Skram is survived by her husband of 68 years, Joseph Skram of Columbia; five daughters, Suzanne Hart of Columbia, Eleanor Skram of New York City, Nancy Tolliver of Charleston, W. Va., Mary Elaine Waite of Dayton, Ohio, and Patricia Skram-Turner of Portland, Ore.; three sons, Christopher Skram and Peter Skram, both of Denver, and Paul Skram of Charleston, W. Va.; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, including those she and her husband cared for after her sister's death.
Mrs. Skram's three brothers, one sister and three children, Joseph Skram, Richard Skram and Lillian Skram, died earlier.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 903 Bernadette Drive. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes, with the Rev. Michael Flanagan officiating. Burial will follow on Saturday at Mount Olivet Cemetery in St. Joseph.
Memorials may be sent to Woodhaven Learning Center, 1405 Hathman Place, Columbia, MO 65202 and/or Immaculate Manor, P.O. Box 319, Liberty, Mo. 64609.

Mavis Mann
Mavis Eurlene Mann of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001. She was 66.
Mrs. Mann ran a child care service in Columbia for 25 years. She loved to fish and work in her garden, and she attended First Assembly of God Church in Centralia, as well as Grace Bible Church in Columbia.
Mrs. Mann was born Jan. 19, 1935, in Rockingham, N.C., to Archie Monroe and Willie Mae Whitlock Gainey. On June 7, 1953, she married Ralph F. Mann in Rockingham, and he survives.
Mrs. Mann is also survived by her mother, Willie Mae Gainey of Rockingham; one daughter, Eurlene M. Baylor of Columbia; two sons, Stephen F. Mann of Columbia and James T. Mann of Harrisburg; two brothers, David Gainey of Rockingham and Edward Gainey of Camden, S.C.; four sisters, Evelyn Holland of Jefferson City, Dorothy Snead of Rockingham and Glenda Cerezo and Joyce Flowers both of Camden; and three grandchildren.
Her father and a brother died earlier.
Visitation for Mrs. Mann will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Bus. Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Revs. David Hartgrove, Rodney Fowler and Michael Burt, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, MO 65203.

Eloise Brown
Eloise Brown of Wood River, Ill., formerly of Columbia, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton, Ill. She was 79.
Mrs. Brown was born July 25, 1922, in St. Louis to John G. and Irene Hibbler Roth. She married Glenn Brown on June 28, 1945.
She and her husband moved to Columbia, where she was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 1945 to 1993.
Services, officiated by the Rev. Edwin Cole, will be held at 1 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1115 Locust St. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mrs. Brown is survived by two sons, Jack Brown of Bethalto, Ill., and Michael Brown of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; one daughter, Barbara Janik of Charlottesville, Va.; a sister, Irene Miller of Mansfield; and five grandchildren.
Her husband and one older brother died earlier.

Helen Pauley Schmidtke
Helen Pauley Schmidtke died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at Pin Oaks Nursing Center in Mexico, Mo. She was 91.
Mrs. Schmidtke was born April 27, 1910, in St. Louis to Ferdinand C. and Ida Peters Pauley. On Sept. 25, 1937, she married Dr. Edwin C. Schmidtke. He died in 1952.
Mrs. Schmidtke lived in Columbia beginning in 1940. She moved to St. Louis in 1966 and relocated to Sun City, Ariz., in 1978. She returned to Missouri in 1993 and lived at Pin Oaks since 1996.
Mrs. Schmidtke became involved in the United Church of Christ in Sun City and Delta Gamma. She was a long-time member of Kings Daughters.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Louis under the direction of Pickering Funeral Home. There will be no visitation.
Mrs. Schmidtke is survived by two sons, Dr. Richard P. Schmidtke of Mexico and Edwin C. (Ned) Schmidtke of Chicago; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Two daughters and three brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of the donor's choice. Memorials can be sent to the Pickering Funeral Home, 403 North Western, Mexico, Mo. 65265.

Walter Oberer
Walter Eugene Oberer of Columbia died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001 at Boone Hospital Center from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was 80.
Mr. Oberer was born July 6, 1921 in Detroit, Mich. to Ida Birkhill and Walter Oberer. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delware, Ohio, where he received Phi Beta Kappa honors and was captain of the football team. Mr. Oberer majored in English and graduated with a bachelor of arts in 1942.
During World War II, Mr. Oberer served in the U. S. Army. He spent his years during the war teaching classes to new recruits and went on to law school at Harvard University after the war, where he was an editor for Harvard Law Review. He graduated in 1948 and married Ann Carter the same year.
Mr. Oberer practiced law in Detroit with his brother-in-law, Bernard Fieger. He also began teaching law in night classes at the Detroit College of Law.
He ultimately left his practice to teach full-time at the University of Texas Law School in 1955, where he stayed for nine years.
Mr. Oberer moved to New York in 1964 to serve as Professor of Law at Cornell University, where he held the Robert S. Stevens chair. In 1972, he began teaching at Columbia University. Mr. Oberer was the Betts Professor of Law there for three years. During this time, he also raised three daughters.
In 1975, he became dean of the University of Utah. He married MU alumna Dale Smith in 1988. After serving as dean for eight years, Mr. Oberer continued to teach contracts, labor law and legal procession at Utah until he retired in 1994.
Upon retirement, Mr. Oberer was appointed Professor Emeritus of Law. He was particularly noted for his scholarship in labor law.
Services for Mr. Oberer were held at the Missouri United
Methodist Church Chapel on Sunday.
Mr. Oberer is survived by his wife, Dale Smith Oberer of Columbia; three daughters, Freya Oberer-Brown of Erie, Colo., Jill Oberer of Fruita, Colo., and Megan Oberer of Salt Lake City; one sister, June Fieger of Laguna Beach, Calif.; four stepchildren, Stephen Ketchie of Harrisburg, Karen Cade of Columbia, Chris Ketchie of New York, and Gregg Ketchie of Atlanta; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nephews and one niece.
His parents died earlier.
Memorials for Mr. Oberer are requested to be sent to the Walter E. Oberer Memorial Fund, c/o University of Utah College of Law, 332 South 1400 East Front, Room 101, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0730.

Paula Armento
Paula Jean Willett Armento died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., of a heart attack and complications from heart and kidney problems. She was 41.
"She was thankful for the things most people take for granted," Pam Bax, her twin sister, said. "She was always uplifting and positive."
Mrs. Armento was born on March 15, 1960, in Columbia to William H. and Zaylah Barnes Willett. She attended Hallsville High School, and stayed near her family after graduation.
Mrs. Armento became involved in church organizations and was formerly a member of Praise Assembly of God Church in Columbia. She participated in the church choir, played the hand bells, helped the missionettes program, and taught vacation bible school.
"God and church were pretty much her life," Bax said. "Her treasures were all up in heaven."
Mrs. Armento also devoted time to her work at the University Book Store, but eventually had to leave because of health reasons.
On June 14, 1997, she married David Armento in Columbia. Together, they moved to Albany, N.Y., where he worked as a policeman.
Mrs. Armento recently returned to the Columbia area to seek better health care and to spend more time with her family.
"She had seven nephews, three great neices and two great nephews and she loved them all," Bax said. "She could talk to any kid - she'd just tease them out of any shyness."
Bax noted that, through her health difficulties, Mrs. Armento would never tire of her friends, her church, or her family.
"She never ever asked 'why me'," Bax said. "She just lived her life the best she could and tried to love everyone."
Services, conducted by Rev. Dennis Stuart, will be at 11 a.m. today at Praise Assembly of God Church, 4300 Clark Lane. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetary.
Mrs. Armento is survived by her husband, David Armento; her mother, Zaylah Willett of Hallsville; three sisters, Cindy Crane of Hallsville, Joanie Willett of Russellville, and Pam Bax of Jefferson City; seven nephews; two great nephews and three great nieces.
Her father died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Wycliffe Bible Translators in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Columbia, Mo. 65202.

Charles Franklin Campbell
Charles Franklin Campbell of Centralia died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo. He was 65.
Mr. Campbell was born Jan. 4, 1936, in Boone County to Charles Robert and Dovie Ellen Creason Campbell. He was married to Laura Bell Fisch on June 8, 1959.
Mr. Campbell was a farmer, carpenter and member of the Baptist Church. He and his wife lived in Centralia for 16 years.
Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife, of Centralia; three sons, Richard Campbell and Charles Wayne Campbell of Centralia and Kenneth Campbell of Sturgeon; four daughters, Connie Atwell of Sedalia, Ruth Evans of Columbia and Elaine McGuire and Sandie Scott, both of Mexico; six sisters, Anna Sapp, Mildred Ewens, Lois Blount, and Mary Squires, all of Columbia, and Bessie Mickel and Edna Acton of Jacksonville, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Four brothers, four sisters, one grandson and two granddaughters died earlier.
Visitation for Mr. Campbell was Saturday at Meador & Son Funeral Homes, Sneed and Rollins streets in Centralia. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Meador & Son chapel.

Wallace D. Jackman
Wallace D. Jackman of Rocheport died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at his home. He was 85.
Mr. Jackman was born March 17, 1916, to Elijah and Nina Stemmons Jackman. He married Mary Siotha Waters on April 7, 1940, in Fayette.
He was a member of Morgan Street Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and served on the trustee board. He was employed for many years at MU's medical center and at 3M Corp.
Mr. Jackman formed and operated his own business, known as Jackman Trash Collecting Service, for more than 40 years.
Services will be held for Mr. Jackman at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Second Baptist Church, 407 E. Broadway. Burial, officiated by the Rev. Horace Hopkins, will take place in Boonville Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at H.T. May & Son Funeral Homes, 405 Sycamore St. in Boonville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife, of Fayette; two sons, Vernon C. Jackman and Russell R. Jackman of Columbia; one foster daughter, Loretta Connor of Columbia; four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one foster grandchild.
Four brothers and one sister died earlier.

Mark Antony Nesler
Mark Antony Nesler of Columbia died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at his home. He was 43.
Mr. Nesler, an Air Force veteran, was born Sept. 4, 1958, in Alameda, Calif., to William A. and Daphne Christie Nesler. He was raised by Merna Balke from age 3. Mr. Nesler married Cheryl Hapton in Angel's Camp, Calif., in 1980. She died in 1989.
Mr. Nesler is survived by his mother, Merna Balke of Boonville; one son, Emeld Ross Nesler III of Murphys, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Rachel Nesler of Murphys; two half-brothers, William A. Nesler II of Sonora, Calif., and Robert Nesler of Sacramento, Calif.; and one grandmother, Helen Friesth of Fort Dodge.
Visitation for Mr. Nesler will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services will follow the visitation.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203-4207.

William Walker
William Walker of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at University Hospital. He was 68.
Mr. Walker was born on Nov. 28, 1933, in Reedsville, W. Va.
He moved to Columbia in 1964 from Reedsville and worked at Stien's Club. Mr. Walker is survived by one stepson, Glen Hayes of Des Moines, Iowa; three stepdaughters, Julea Hayes, Terita Word and Bridget Brooks, all of Columbia; eight grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.
Mr. Walker's parents died earlier.
Visitation was Friday at the Warren Funeral Chapel. Services, conducted by the Rev. Ray Warren, were held Saturday at the Warren Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Rockbridge Cemetery.

LaVerne Welsh
LaVerne Welsh died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at her son's home in Columbia. She was 67. Mrs. Welsh was born on Oct. 11, 1934, in Arkansas to William Bratcher and Beulah Edington Bratcher. She married Robert J. Welsh on April 25, 1970, in St. Louis. He died in February 1991.
Mrs. Welsh had much love for people, animals and birds. She was an avid reader.
Mrs. Welsh is survived by two sons, Steven W. Taylor of Columbia and Robert W. Welsh of Warrensburg; a brother, John Edington of Poplar Bluff; three grandchildren, Jason Malone, Joshua Malone and Brandi Malone, all of Columbia; and three great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services, conducted by the Rev. Bart Larson, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Nilson Funeral Home. The Rev. Clarence Casteel will conduct burial services for Mrs. Welsh at 2 p.m. Saturday at Annapolis Cemetery in Annapolis, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society or the National Rifle Association.

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