Deann L. Coffman
Deann L. Coffman of Columbia died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at her home. She had suffered congestive heart failure in July, her mother said. Miss Coffman was 32.
She was born July 16, 1969, in Columbia to Charles Edward and Nelda Algiere Coffman. "She enjoyed nature, she loved to go fishing," her mother said, adding that her daughter would fish anyplace she could. Miss Coffman also enjoyed arts and crafts.
One of the best things about her daughter, Nelda Coffman said, was that she loved to help other people. If she saw someone in a situation she had been in, she would pass along advice to help them.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Swearngin, will be 10:30 a.m. today at Olivet Christian Church, 1991 S. Olivet Road.
Miss Coffman is survived by her mother; her grandmother, Zelma Shock of Panama City, Fla.; two aunts, Virginia Newton of Panama City and Joyce Algiere of Columbia; three uncles, Jim Algiere of Hallsville, Albert Algiere of Knox City, and Dale Algiere of Columbia.
Her father and an uncle, Melvin Algiere, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Coffman Family, c/o Boone County National Bank, 105 Rt. B, Hallsville, MO 65265, Attn: Evelyn Richards.
Maimie Mary Brynhilde Richardson Stephenson
The passion of her life was art. She delighted in the aesthetic and encouraged others to appreciate it, too. In the meaningfulness of the art she recognized, she found some of her life's own meaning.
Maimie Mary Brynhilde Richardson Stephenson died Tuesday, December 18, 2001, at her home. She was 97.
Mrs. Stephenson was born on March 31, 1904, to William Richardson and Mary Robson Richardson in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England.
She was home-educated in Britain by her parents until she attended Armstrong College in Newcastle-on-Tyne. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts.
She married William Stephenson on Christmas day, 1929, in Muggleswick Church, County Durham, England. They lived in London and Oxford before coming to the United States in 1948.
Before moving to Columbia in 1957, they lived in Chicago, Ill. and Greenwich, Conn. Mrs. Stephenson's husband, who died in 1989, was a Distinguished Research Professor in the School of Journalism at MU. The Stephenson Research Center at the university is named in honor of him. He was also the developer of Q methodology, which permits a scientific study of subjectivity and is in use around the world.
Mrs. Stephenson was a warm and friendly member of the Columbia arts community. She was the recipient of many state and local honors and recognitions for her contributions to the arts. Among them were inclusion in the 1989 book, "Show Me Missouri Women"; a State of Missouri Arts Award from the state House and Senate in 1983 and a Resolution of Recognition from the Missouri House of Representatives; and the Columbia Art League's Lifetime Retrospective Exhibit in 1998. She also, in February 2001, was the first league artist to receive the "Heart of Arts" award from the Missouri Heart Center of Columbia.
She was a volunteer teacher for art classes including, for many years, those taught at the Tipton State Prison.
An amateur painter, she both instructed and created art. She spoke of it as an important force in her life.
"It gives me an intense appreciation of things around me," Mrs. Stephenson told the Missourian in 1968. "With art, you acquire an awareness of dimension. Art intensifies one's reactions to people, places and things."
The passion she felt for art spilled over to other things in her life such as her marriage to William Stephenson. In a January 1980 issue of the Missourian, the couple were presented as "two turtle doves" for their 50th anniversary.
Mrs. Stephenson is survived by four children, Averil Schreiber of Kingston, Ill., Charles Stephenson of Washington, D.C., Mariel Stephenson of Columbia, and Richard Stephenson of Rogersville; her sister, Isabel Erda Richardson of Newcastle-on-Tyne; thirteen grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband and her brother, William Sigfried Richardson, died earlier.
There will be a gathering of family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 29 at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. A "Memories of Maimie" gathering will take place in the spring. Mrs. Stephenson has been cremated.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Scholarship Fund at the Columbia Arts League, 1013 E. Walnut St., Columbia, Mo. 65201, or to the Stephenson Research Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, 120 Neff Hall, Columbia, Mo. 65211.
Pauline M. Baldwin
Pauline May Baldwin of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at South Hampton Place in Columbia. She was 70.
Mrs. Baldwin was born Sept. 7, 1931 in Boone County to Charles William and Myrtle Maybelle Davidson Harris. She lived her whole life in Boone County. She worked as an assembler. Mrs. Baldwin was also involved with the Senior Center in Columbia.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Michael Keith, will be at 1 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St., in Columbia.
Mrs. Baldwin is survived by a son, Stephen P. Baldwin of Columbia; three daughters, Gloria Buckler of Columbia, Carol Hanson of Brookfield,and Vicki Locke of Kirksville; a brother, John W. Harris of Centralia; a sister, Elizabeth Tipton of Columbia; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Columbia Senior Center, 1211 Business Loop 70 E., Columbia, MO 65201.
Edna Alice Bamrick
Edna Alice Bamrick of Hallsville died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at her home. She was 71.
Mrs. Bamrick was born Sept. 30, 1930, in Hallsville to Champ and Jessie Trimble Stephens. She married James Bamrick on Oct. 29, 1960, in Centralia. He died earlier.
She was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Centralia. Mrs. Bamrick was also a member of the Columbia Board of Realtors for 24 years and served on the Planning and Zoning Commission for 10 years. A life-long Hallsville resident, she was involved in many community activities and also received many honors.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Fenton Funeral Home, 104 S. Collier, in Centralia. Services, conducted by the Rev. J. James Offutt, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Centralia. Burial will be at Red Top Christian Cemetery in Hallsville.
Mrs. Bamrick is survived by a daughter, Caroline Bamrick of Hallsville; three cousins, Mary Milhollins and Charles Stephens, both of Columbia, and Ruleen Barnes of Higbee; and a brother-in-law, Ray Mamrick of Benson, Ariz.
Memorials may be sent to cancer research.
Zula Mae Beasley
Zula Mae Beasley of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at Lenoir Healthcare Center. She was 96.
Mrs. Beasley was born Dec. 14, 1905, in St. Louis to Glover and Clarissa Seymour McAllister. She graduated from Columbia High School in 1923. She married C. Frank Beasley on Sept. 27, 1924, in Columbia. He died earlier. The Beasleys owned and operated Beasley's Hardware and Gifts in Fayette for a number of years and later worked at Schaperkotter Hardware in Columbia.
Mrs. Beasley is survived by two sons, Robert Beasley of Columbia and James Beasley of Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Mary Ellen Beasley of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Her husband, a brother and two sisters died earlier.
Services, conducted by Chaplain Sally Robinson, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Epple Chapel at Lenoir Manor. A private burial will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mary Frances Bradford
Mary Frances Bradford of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Columbia and Sedalia, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001,. She was 64.
Mrs. Bradford was born Jan. 30, 1937, in Kansas City to Harry Fields and Abbie Halton Thompson. She married Ollie Bradford in 1963. She was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Columbia.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 12 E. Ash St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Raymond W. Hayes, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 204 E. Ash St. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery. Mrs. Bradford is survived by six daughters, Annie Fields, Mary Harrell, Dianna Harrell and Christine Harrell, all of Dallas, Mary E. Bradford of Columbia and Fannie Bradford of Jefferson City; three sons, Walter Harrell of Lawrence, Kan., Harry Harrell of Columbia and George Bradford of Sedalia; two sisters, Idella Crews of Columbia and Lulla Mae Jones of Miami, Fla.; one brother, James Lindsey of Columbia; 23 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband, a brother and two sons died earlier.
Raymond Acey McDonald
Raymond Acey McDonald, formerly of Columbia, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, in Wichita, Kan. He was 57.
Mr. McDonald was born to Edward and Winifred Douglas McDonald on Oct. 8, 1944,, in Kansas City, Mo.
He was raised in Columbia and graduated from Douglass High School. After graduation, he served for 23 years in the Air Force.
Mr. McDonald is survived by one daughter, Ebony McDonald of Wichita, Kan; three brothers, William Chambers, John Stapleton, and Donnie Warren, all of Columbia; and four sisters, Norma Jean Roland and Mercedes Scott, both of Winter Haven, Fla., and Ruth Davis and Bettie Coleman, both of Columbia.
His parents died earlier.
Services will be held today at Jackson Funeral Home in Wichita, Ks. Mr. Burial will be in Wichita.
Anita Jean Martin
Anita Jean Martin of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at Boone Retirement Center. She was 79.
Mrs. Martin was born May 23, 1922, in Ottumwa, Kan. to Lewis J. and Verna Cope Cochran. She married William A. Martin on March 28, 1953, in Emporia, Kan. The couple divorced in 1966. She graduated from Burlington High School in Burlington, Kan., in 1941. She later graduated from Northwest Medical Technical College in Michigan.
Mrs. Martin worked as a medical technician at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Pittsburgh, Kan., and St. Mary's Hospital in Emporia. She came to Columbia with her husband when he was employed at MU.
Mrs. Martin had a very large doll collection, and was active in Doll Clubs. She was also involved in the Columbia Senior Center and enjoyed working with the people there, her sister Nelda Benton said. She was a member of the Calvary Episcopal Church.
Services, conducted by Rev. Fred Thayer, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Rd.
Mrs. Martin is survived by a son, William A. Martin III of Columbia; a daughter, Maggie Martin of Tifton, Ga.; her sister of Lawrence, Kan.; four grandchildren and two nephews. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO. 65203, or the Columbia Senior Center, 1121 Business Loop E., Columbia, MO 65201.
Mildred Louise Webb
Mildred Louise Webb of Columbia died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Columbia Regional Hospital. She was 94.
Mrs. Webb was born Aug. 22, 1907, in St. Louis to Oscar and Amelia Heffenbrock Blatter.
Mrs. Webb was a member of United Church of Christ, in Lebanon, Mo. She served as a librarian at Lebanon Public Library.
Services for Mrs. Webb will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Congregational Church in Lebanon. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Webb is survived by two sons, Bruce Webb of Columbia and Gary Webb of St. Louis; and three grandchildren.
Her husband, Sherman Webb and her brother, Earl Blatter, died earlier.
Robert L. Gamblin
Robert Lynn Gamblin of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 at Boone Hospital Center of an aneurysm, said his sister, Debbie Montez. He was 50.
Mr. Gamblin was born June 15, 1951 in St. Louis to Alfred T. and Margaret Mary Juliette Gamblin. He married Patty Mordica in Harrisburg on Sept. 1, 1979, and she survives. Mr. Gamblin worked for 3M for 24 years. He was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church. He was also an avid fisherman, he restored old cars, and he collected baseball cards, Hot Wheels, and Coca-Cola memorabilia.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Stuart, will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery Mr. Gamblin is survived by his wife; his mother; a son, Shaun Francis Gamblin of Columbia; two daughters, Danielle Dawn Gamblin and Amanda Sue Gamblin both of Columbia; two brothers, Jim Gamblin of Festus, Mo. and Fred Gamblin of Creighton, Mo.; three sisters, Nancy Baker and Debbie Montez, both of Columbia, and Carol Rhodes of DeSoto, Mo.
His father died earlier.
Memorials can be sent to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, or to Praise Assembly of God Church, 4300 Clark Lane, Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Arno Louis Winkler
Arno Louis Winkler of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 at his home. He was 86.
Mr. Winkler was born Sept. 22, 1915 in Arrow Rock to Clemens Rudolph and Bertha Tersa Torbeck Winkler. He married Alberta Shouse of Columbia in Boonville on Feb. 17, 1944. Mr. Winkler was the founder of Winkler's Boone County Country Hams. He was a member of Olivet Christian Church and was active in numerous church and community activities.
Visitation will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Swearngin, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Olivet Christian Church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Winkler is survived by his wife; a son, Darrell Wayne Winkler of Columbia; a daughter, Marilyn Ann Nolting of Linn, Mo.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.
Three brothers and two sisters died earlier.
Memorials can be sent to Olivet Christian Church Building Fund, 1991 S. Olivet Road, Columbia, Mo. 65202, or to the Missouri River Hospice, 3210 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Victor Arvat of Belleville, Ill., formerly of Pinckeyville, Ill., died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001 in Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville. He was 76.
Mr. Arvat was born Oct. 23, 1926 in La Thuile, Italy, to Pietro and Balbina Arvat. He fought against Nazi Germany as a member of the Italian Resistance in the mountains of Northern Italy. He came to the United States in 1949 and moved to Pinckneyville to live with his uncle.
Mr. Arvat was a farmer for more than 20 years. He earned his bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University, and a master's and doctoral degrees in poultry science from MU's School of Agriculture.
Mr. Arvat was employed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization as an animal nutritionist and worked for many years in Africa. He returned to the Belleville area and worked as a consultant in agriculture. He was a member of the World Poultry Health Association, the U.S. Poultry Science Association, the SIU Alumni Association the university of Missouri Alumni Association, and the Queen of peace Catholic Church in Belleville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at St Bruno's Catholic Church in Pinckneyville. Friends may call at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville from 8 to 10:30 a.m. today.
Mr. Arvat is survived by his brother-in-law, Tony West of England; numerous cousins in Italy; and dear friends Ann, Patrick, Theresa and Timothy Mathis.
His sister, Catrina, died earlier.
Memorials can be sent to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, the American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association.
John 'Dutch' Cassidy
John "Dutch" Cassidy of Columbia died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at Boone Retirement Center. He was 88.
Mr. Cassidy was born Dec. 24, 1912, in Columbia. He was a member of Columbia's Elks Lodge and worked as a salesman for Anheuser-Busch in Ottowa, Ill., and Wichita, Kan., for more than 25 years. He moved back to Columbia in 1980.
Services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
His three brothers and four sisters died earlier.
Mr. Cassidy is survived by his wife, Helen L. Cassidy of Columbia; his daughter, Shirley Conn of Joliet, Ill.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Don Milton Harshbarger
Don Milton Harshbarger died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at the Heritage Hall in Centralia. He was 82.
Mr. Harshbarger was born June 30, 1919, to Franklin Marion and Frances Cleveland Sappington Harshbarger in Centralia. He attended Starr Elementary School and Centralia High School.
He enlisted in the Navy the day after Pearl Harbor and served in San Diego; Chicago; New York; Norfolk, Va.; and Bermuda, where he served in the Navy Air Force. He was promoted to aviation machinist mate first class.
After World War II, he returned to his home and farmed for the rest of his life.
Mr. Harshbarger married Harriet Pauline Mossholder on Jan. 1, 1948, at the Evangelical German Methodist Church in LaMoille, Ill.
He was an active member of the Centralia community. He served on the Sanford and Centralia school boards. He was also the elder emeritus at the First Christian Church in Centralia and held all of the church offices at Friendship Christian Church in rural Audrain County. He was also a Sunday school teacher for more than 30 years.
Mr. Harshbarger served many terms on the National Board of Directors of the Mid-Continent Farmers Association and the MFA Insurance Board of Directors, which is now Shelter Insurance. He was a long-time active member of the Centralia MFA Board and served as treasurer for the State Association of Cooperatives.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Harshbarger of Centralia; two daughters, Mary Ellen Harshbarger McVicker of Boonville and Paula H. Harshbarger Alshouse of DeLand, Fla.; one sister, Lucy Rowe of Centralia; several nieces and nephews; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Harshbarger's sister and brother died earlier. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the First Christian Church in Centralia. Burial will be in the family plot at City of Centralia Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the First Christian Church, 229 S. Rollins, Centralia, Mo. 65240.
Roger W. Kolkmeyer
Roger W. Kolkmeyer of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001. He was 83.
Mr. Kolkmeyer was born on April 1, 1918, in Chicago to Otto and Amalia Holg Kolkmeyer.
Mr. Kolkmeyer worked for International Harvester Company in Chicago from 1935 to 1941. He served in the Army from 1941 to 1945 and achieved the rank of staff sergeant. He was stationed in London and worked at Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Forces.
He married Adeline Olivia Lofgren on March 5, 1944.
After the war, Mr. Kolkmeyer operated a restaurant in Hollywood, Calif., for about four years. He worked for the Hinsdale Laundry and Dry Cleaners for nearly 30 years.
Mr. Kolkmeyer enjoyed fishing and travel and was a loving and caring father, said his daughter, Elaine Thompson of Columbia.
Mr. Kolkmeyer was an active member of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Hinsdale, Ill., the American Legion and the Widowed Persons Service at the Columbia Senior Center.
Mr. Kolkmeyer is survived by one son, William Kolkmeyer of Fresno, Calif.; three daughters, Elaine Thompson of Columbia, Janet Young of Chicago, and Shirley McCoy of Willard; and four grandchildren.
His wife, parents and sister died earlier.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Evangelical Covenant Church in Hinsdale, Ill., followed by services at 11 a.m.
Burial will take place at Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien, Ill.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Columbia Senior Center, 1121 Business Loop 70 E., Columbia Mo. 65201; or Hinsdale Evangelical Covenant Church, Fourth and Garfield streets, Hinsdale Ill. 60521.
Harvey Quenette and Mary Quenette
Harvey Morton Quenette, 82, of Columbia died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, and Mary Jeanette Quenette, 79, of Columbia died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001.
Both died in Corpus Christi, Texas, from injuries received in a fire.
Dr. Quenette was born March 26, 1919, to Charles Quenette and Catherine Alice Younkers in Simpson, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a retired minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Mrs. Quenette was born June 27, 1922, to Russell Hodges and Ethel Hardwick in Bedford, Ind. She was a homemaker most of her life, and she coordinated food and volunteer services with her husband at the National Benevolent Association in Washington, Penn.
Dr. and Mrs. Quenette lived in Columbia since 1983. They were residents at the Lenoir Manor.
"My parents loved to travel. They traveled all over together," said their daughter, Suzanne Smith of Austin, Texas.
The couple has traveled around most of the United States and Canada. For the past 15 years, Dr. and Mrs. Quenette spent each winter in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Dr. Quenette devoted his life to ministry and continued his work after retirement, Smith said. He held several interim and supply ministry jobs in Pennsylvania, Missouri and Texas.
"When he wasn't in the ministry, my dad loved to golf," Smith said.
Dr. and Mrs. Quenette are survived by one daughter, Smith of Austin, Texas; three sons, Charles Quenette of Plano, Texas, Preston Quenette of Arlington, Texas, and Larry Quenette of Springfield, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandsons.
Dr. Quenette is survived by one brother, Lloyd Quenette of Griffith, Ind.; and one sister, Lucy Bahun of Portage, Ind.
Dr. and Mrs. Quenette's memorial service will be held in Columbia. The time and date of the service have not been determined. Memorial inquiries may be addressed to Preston Quenette at P.O. Box 200234, Arlington, Texas 76006.
Trubie Irene Smith
Trubie Irene Smith of Columbia died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001. She was 93.
Born in Higbee on Jan. 24, 1908, Mrs. Smith graduated from Renick High School in 1925. She married Floyd C. Smith on Jan. 20, 1946, in Kansas City.
Mrs. Smith owned and operated Trubie's Market from 1939 to 1967. She was a member of Millersburg Baptist Church, Rebekah's Lodge and the Columbia Senior Center.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Todd Pope, will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith is survived by a stepdaughter, Betty Thelan of Kansas City; a brother, John D. Edwards of Moberly; a sister, Alberta Morton of Columbia; a nephew; and three nieces.
Her husband died earlier.