Margaret J. Knipp
Whenever a family she knew had a baby, Margaret J. Knipp would clean the family's house and have a hot meal waiting for them when they came home, said her daughter Eunice Vollrath.
During spring, Mrs. Knipp would clean one room a day by taking all of the furniture outside to let it air out, Vollrath said.
"Mother would wake up in the morning and open all the doors and windows because she believed you could think better with fresh air," Vollrath said.
Margaret J. Knipp of Tipton died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Tipton Manor Nursing Home. She was 95.
Mrs. Knipp was born Aug. 14, 1906, to Frank and Mary Ann Koechner Schreck near Tipton. She married Oscar Knipp Oct. 20, 1925, five years before the Great Depression. The Depression affected her all her life, Vollrath said.
"She would never throw away food until she could get everything she could from it," Vollrath said.
Visitation for Mrs. Knipp will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Meisenheimer-Griswold Funeral Home, 545 E. U.S. 50 in Tipton. A prayer service will follow.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Henry Reichert, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 106 W. Cooper St. in Tipton. Burial will follow at St. Andrew's Cemetery.
Mrs. Knipp is survived by two daughters, Sara Miller of Tipton and Eunice Vollrath of Pilot Grove; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Her husband, a son, two brothers, five sisters and a grandson died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to St. Andrew's Church, 106 W. Cooper St., Tipton, Mo. 65081-8210 or to a school or an organization of the donor's choice.
Rushdy Abadir of Columbia died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at his home. He was 72.
Dr. Abadir was born Aug. 1, 1929, in Cairo, Egypt, to Fahima and Abadir Abadir. He married Jan Peevor Sept. 30, 1968, in London.
He graduated from the University of Cairo School of Medicine in 1954 and was trained in medicine, radiology and surgery.
He served as an assistant professor of radiation oncology at University Hospital at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, from 1969 to 1971 and taught at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York City from 1971 to 1974.
He was a professor and the chief of radiation oncology at MU from 1974 to 1985 and practiced at Columbia Regional Hospital, Boone Hospital Center and Bothwell Regional Medical Center in Sedalia.
He was named to the International Who's Who in Medicine in 1987 and Men of Achievement in 1988.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Frederick W. Thayer, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth St. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Dr. Abadir is survived by his wife; five sons, Sam Abadir and Mark Abadir, both of Kansas City, and Rahgy Abadir, David Abadir, and Adam Abadir, all of Columbia; two granddaughters, Allison Payton Abadir and Elizabeth Grace Abadir; one brother, Alphonse Abadir of Woodbridge, Va.; one sister, Josephine Abadir of Cairo; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Five brothers and two sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Salvation Army, 1108 W. Ash, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
William S. Burnett
William S. "Bud" Burnett Jr. of Columbia died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 80.
Mr. Burnett was born March 4, 1921, in Ashland to William S. Burnett Sr. and Dorothy Nichols Burnett. He graduated from Hickman High School.
Mr. Burnett served with the 11th Armored Division of the Army during World War II. He was a member of Elks Club and VFW Post #280.
Mr. Burnett, a Methodist, married Frances Louise Harrison on his 21st birthday, March 4, 1942, in Jefferson City.
He owned Bud's MFA Station on Rogers Street and College Avenue. He retired from Holsum Bread in 1983.
After retirement, Mr. Burnett drove for Machen Ford. He played golf with the 3 Dollar Club.
Visitation for Mr. Burnett was Thursday. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Larry E. Burnett of Columbia; a daughter, Sandra Ann Beair of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Marvin Burnett of Columbia; a sister, Helen Steadman of San Diego; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Burnett's brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo. 65205.
Ruth Clark of Boonville died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Lakeview Health Care Center. She was 93.
Mrs. Clark was born on Sept. 24, 1908, in Howard County to Fred W. and Stella Quinley Stapp. She married William R. Clark on Feb. 23, 1928, in Marshall.
She had lived in Boonville since 1941 and was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church where she was active in the Women In Church group.
Mrs. Clark loved to garden and "was very family oriented and active with her grandchildren," Bill Clark, her son, said.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at William Wood Funeral Home, 517 4th St. in Boonville. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Services for Mrs. Clark, conducted by the Rev. Lewis Odneal, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Walunt Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Clark is survived by one son, Bill K. Clark of Boonville; a daughter, Jane Clark Gear of Muscatine, Iowa; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, one son and two brothers died earlier.
John Coates of Columbia died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at The Williamsburg. He was 89.
He served his country for 15 years.
"He was really proud of his service, of the military," his nephew, John Washington, said.
Mr. Coates was born June 12, 1912, in Columbia to John B. and Winnie Rogers Coates. He attended Columbia public schools. He married Bernice Williams. He was in the Air Force from 1946 to 1961.
Mr. Coates was a member of the Richard T. Kelly American Host #163 AM, an organization similar to the American Legion. While in the military, Mr. Coates frequently travelled.
"He enjoyed traveling to exotic places," Washington said.
Washington also said that Mr. Coates loved spending time with his family and friends and gardening.
"He had a garden behind my grandmother's house where he worked every year," Washington said. "I remember a lot of times, I'd help him in his gardens. He taught me things."
Family and friends said Mr. Coates enjoyed cooking and was an accomplished chef. They said he could cook anything and often cooked food from his garden.
Visitation for Mr. Coates will be at noon today at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 501 Park Ave. Services, conducted by the Rev. Clifton St. James, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mr. Coates is survived by three sisters, Etta Bannister of New York City, Laura Minta Davis of Columbia and Winnie Freelon of Bremerton, Wash,; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
His wife, one brother and four sisters died earlier.
Allene Harmon of Columbia was "one of the most saintly persons you could ever meet," said her employer of 27 years, Jack Blaylock of Cannon and Blaylock Realtors.
Mrs. Harmon died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 84.
Mrs. Harmon was born Aug. 17, 1917, in Huntsdale to William Timothy and Laura Frances Boggs Bradley. On Aug. 4, 1944, she married Clifford Harmon in Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Harmon signed for the deaf for church services and taught a Sunday school class for deaf students for more than 40 years at Memorial Baptist Church, where she was a member.
Steve Wise, a partner at Cannon and Blaylock Realtors, characterized Mrs. Harmon as "the epitome of a Christian lady."
"She was very diligent about her work," Wise said.
"She took fewer than 10 coffee breaks during those 27 years. Does that say dedication?" he said. "I don't think I hired but two people to take her place. Maybe three."
Blaylock also stressed her intelligence. "She was a self-taught person," he said. "She taught herself shorthand, the insurance industry inside and out, developed her own accounting system and how to sign. I never detected that she made a mistake."
Visitation for Mrs. Harmon will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Bob Webb, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Harmon is survived by two nephews, Joel Harmon of Smithville and Roger Walker of Raytown; a niece, Polly Walker of Kansas City; and two cousins, Adolph Boggs of Columbia and Opal Johnston of Springfield, Mo.
Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Memorial Baptist Church, 1634 Paris Road, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Walter R. Sanderson
Walter Ray Sanderson of Hartsburg died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at University Hospital. He was 81.
Mr. Sanderson was born Sept. 23, 1920, in Wayne County to Albert Charles and Lillie Nelson Sanderson. He moved to Hartsburg after World War II. He married Anna Mallinckrodt Feb. 18, 1945 in Columbia.
He graduated from MU in 1947and later worked in agriculture research for MU, retiring in 1986.
Mr. Sanderson flew as a fighter pilot from 1943 to 1945 and was a member of the Navy Reserves until 1965. He earned the rank of captain.
Bryan Crousore, pastor at Peace United Church of Christ, said Mr. Sanderson was more involved with the present than the past. After he retired, Mr. Sanderson didn't tell many of stories about his time in the war or before.
"His life was about his community, his church and his family." Crousore said.
Crousore said he remembers Mr. Sanderson as a patriarchal figure.
"He was looked to as a source of wisdom and experience," Crousore said. "His voice carried a lot of weight."
Visitation for Mr. Sanderson will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd. in Ashland.
Services, conducted by Crousore and the Rev. James Sanderson, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Peace United Church of Christ, 121 N. First St. in Hartsburg. Burial will be at Friedens Cemetery in Hartsburg.
Mr. Sanderson is survived by his wife; two sons, Harold Sanderson of Atsugi, Japan, and Paul Sanderson of Columbia; two daughters, Nancy Holland of Ashland and Anne Vilhauer of Wall Lake, Iowa; four brothers, Glen Sanderson of Champaign, Ill., John Sanderson of Chanute, Kan., Hugh Sanderson of Hazelwood and James Sanderson of Cape Girardeau; one sister, Marie Beckendorf of Brenham, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
A brother died earlier.
Memorial contributions can be sent to Peace United Church of Christ, 121 N. First St., Hartsburg, Mo. 65039.
Elizabeth Galt Allee
Elizabeth Galt Allee died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, in Tallahassee, Fla. She was 92. Mrs. Allee was born on June 25, 1909, in Springfield, Mo. Mrs. Allee graduated summa cum laude from Drury College in Springfield. She continued her studies in social science as a Franco American Exchange Fellow at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Mrs. Allee and her husband, Dr. James W. Allee, lived in Columbia with their two children until moving to Florida in 1956.
Dr. Allee died earlier, as did her sister, Margaret Neate.
Mrs. Allee is survived by her son, J. Galt Allee, of Tallahassee; her daughter, Sidney Allee Miller, of Hermann; a niece, Grayson Kabler; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
John W. Cox
John W. Cox of Columbia died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at Lenoir Health Care Center in Columbia. He was 87.
Mr. Cox was born Dec. 3, 1914, in Pascagoula, Miss., to Pedro and Mary Kathryn Cox. He was a graduate of Pascagoula High School and Kentucky Business University.
He married Mary Kathryn Igleheart in May 1948. Mr. Cox was a member of the Knights of Columbus for more than 40 years. He was also a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today followed by a service at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Drive.
Mr. Cox is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn Cox; his daughters Nancy Cox of Chicago and Mary Ellen Buddemeyer of Columbia; his brother Lamar Cox of Roswell, N.M.; and sisters Gwedolyn Caughhorn, Lanore Johnson, Marie Ryan and Mercedes Scordino all of Pascagoula, Miss.
Three brothers died earlier.
Memorials can be sent to Alzheimer's Associaton, Mid-MO Chapter 1121, Business Loop 70 E. Columbia, Mo., 65201.
Holly L. Greenlee
Holly Lankester Greenlee died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 66.
Mrs. Greenlee was born Nov. 28, 1935, in San Francisco to Kenneth H. and Ruth P. Pruett Shaffer. In 1983 she married Gary M. Greenlee in Cincinnati.
While in Cincinnati, she worked as a medical office manager and belonged to various organizations. The Ohio Valley Quilters League was one of her favorites.
"She made the most fabulous quilts," her daughter Laura Brenner said.
Mrs. Greenlee also belonged to the Greater Cincinnati Philatelic Society and the Ohio Cachet Makers Association. For 40 years she was a supporter of the Christian Children's Fund.
The Greenlees moved to Columbia in 1998 where Mrs. Greenlee was an active member of Broadway Christian Church.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Rick Frost, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway.
Mrs. Greenlee is survived by her husband; two sons, Kenneth Lankester of Cincinnati and Robert Lankester of Parkville; one daughter, Laura Lankester Brenner of Columbia; one sister, Susan Peters of New Orleans; and six grandchildren.
Her parents died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Malwood McDowell of Columbia died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at Columbia Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was 75.
Mr. McDowell was born on Oct. 20, 1926, in Moss Run, Va., to William and Mable Henry.
Mr. McDowell served in the U.S. Army from September 1945 to March 1946.
He is survived by a cousin, Maybeth Perry, of Ronceverte, W.Va.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia. Graveside services, officiated by the Rev. Raymond W. Hayes, will be at 1 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ollie Page of New Franklin died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital. He was 84.
Mr. Page was born Feb. 27, 1917, to Elder John Page and Susie Talbert Page. Mr. Page was a minister and a member of Wright Holy Temple in Columbia. He retired from Stephens College after many years and was later employed by the Sidney Powell family.
He was married to Mary Ann Estill, and she survives.
Visitation for Mr. Page will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Boonville and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Holy Ground Christian Tabernacle in Fayette.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Frank Wright at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Ground Christian Tabernacle in Fayette. Burial will be at Fayette City Cemetery.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Page is survived by one daughter Joyce Robinson of Texas; one son, Dennis Page of Columbia; two foster sons, Robert Fisher of New Franklin and Randy Foster of Texas; one daughter-in-law; one grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Three sisters and one brother died earlier.
Peggy Ann Lay
Peggy Ann Lay of Grandview died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at her home. She was 56.
Mrs. Lay was born Jan. 6, 1946, in Fayetteville, Tenn., to Mary Hall Kimbrough and John T. Kimbro Sr. She graduated from Central High School in Springfield, Mo. Mrs. Lay retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.
Visitation for Mrs. Lay was held Tuesday at Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapels in Kansas City. Services, conducted by the Rev. Maurice Tate, will be at 1 p.m. today at Washington Avenue Baptist Church, 1722 N. National Ave., in Springfield. Burial will follow at Hazelwood Cemetery in Springfield.
Mrs. Lay is survived by her mother, Mary Hall Kimbrough of Columbia; one son, Patrick Lay of Grandview; two daughters, Kenya C. Kimbrough of Columbia and Cynthia Kimbrough of Grandview; four brothers, James Allen Kimbrough of Columbia and Thomas Melvin Kimbrough, John Thomas Kimbrough and David Lee Kimbrough, all of Springfield; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband, father and brother died earlier.
Paul H. Smith
Paul H. Smith of Columbia died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at Truman Veterans Hospital. He was 75.
Mr. Smith was born to Herman and Lillian Williams Smith on Dec. 5, 1926.
He was self-employed for many years and worked at Stephens College in maintenance until he retired in 1989.
"He was a hard-working man," his wife, Nancy Smith, said.
Mr. Smith loved the outdoors and cooking.
"He loved to eat. He loved to cook and barbecue," Nancy Smith said. "He was a good husband and provider. He took care of his family and he was a good father to his kids."
She said he also enjoyed working in and around his church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. todayday at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 204 E. Ash St. Services, conducted by the Rev. David P. Ballenger and the Rev. Ray Warren, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Log Providence Baptist Church, 4500 E. Log Providence Road, followed by burial at the church cemetery.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife; three sons, Paul E. Smith of Mesquite, Texas, Lee Smith and Mark Smith, both of Columbia; four daughters, Pat Davis of Waukegan, Ill., Roxine Denard of Chicago, Lisa Richardson of St. Louis and Karen Williams of Peoria, Ariz.; eight brothers Albert Smith, Jim Smith, Homer Smith, Leroy Smith, Ernest Smith, Dennis Smith, Harry Smith and David Williams, all of Columbia; one sister Virginia Smith of Columbia; 18 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one aunt Sarah Katherine Warren.
He was preceded in death by a son.
J. Otto Lottes
In 1935 the dean of the MU School of Medicine lent J. Otto Lottes the money and a microscope he needed to pursue a medical degree at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Fifty years later, Lottes returned the favor by donating a parcel of land worth about $1 million for construction of what became the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences library.
Dr. Lottes died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, in Lawrence, Kan. He was 95.
Dr. Lottes was born Oct. 15, 1906, to sharecroppers Andreas and Birdie Dockins Lottes of Cape Girardeau.
As a child, he had many friends who were afflicted by disabilities resulting from improperly treated broken bones, according to a news release from MU Health Care. When he realized this, he decided there had to be a better way to treat fractures.
He worked his way through the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and MU's School of Medicine. He graduated from what was then a two-year medical program at MU in 1935 and headed to Louisville.
Dr. Lottes returned to Missouri to complete his residency at St. Louis City Hospital. He spent eight years in the Army including World War II and served as chief of orthopedic surgery for Lutheran Hospital, St. Louis City Hospital and St. Anthony's Hospital.
Before he retired in 1982, Dr. Lottes invented the Lottes nail, the first successful nail for correcting fractured tibias. Instead of patenting his idea for personal profit, Dr. Lottes shared his discovery as a guest lecturer and surgeon at hospitals throughout the world.
The MU School of Medicine granted Dr. Lottes its highest honor, the Citation of Merit, in 1979 and an honorary doctoral degreee in 1994.
Dr. Lottes was a charter member of the Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society, the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, the Southern Orthopaedic Association and the Midwest Orthopaedic Society. He also served as president of the St. Louis Orthopaedic Society and the St. Louis Medical Society.
Dr. Lottes married Dorothy Cresswall, who died earlier.
He is survived by one son, George Lottes of Lawrence, and two grandchildren.
Visitation was held Feb. 12 at the Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary in St. Louis. Services were held Wednesday at the Hoffmeister Chapel with a burial afterwards at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
Memorials may be sent to the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, University of Missouri, 1 Hospital Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Tori Rose Avery
Brenda Avery fondly remembered waking up her daughter every morning. "As soon as we would get her up out of bed she would smile at us," she recalled. "Any smile that we got from her was special."
Tori Rose Avery battled cerebral palsy all her life. She began receiving medication when she was seven weeks old, was in a wheelchair all her life and could not speak.
Her mother said she remembers Tori's pretty smile and her love of fireworks and country music.
Tori died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at University Hospital and Clinics of complications from pneumonia. She was 11.
"She was a good little girl, never gave us any problems." said Nancy White, Tori's great aunt. "She was a strong little girl to have all those problems and live as long as she did."
Tori was born Aug. 29, 1990, in Columbia to Scott J. and Brenda Bayte Avery.
Visitation for Tori will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nilson Funeral Home, followed by burial in the Columbia Cemetery.
Tori is survived by her mother of Columbia and father of Independence, Mo.; brother David Avery of Columbia; three step-brothers, two step-sisters; grandparents Janet Bayte, Don Avery and Mary Rothman, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Tori's half-brother Zachary Dalton Avery died earlier.
Memorial may be sent to the Muscular Dystrophy Association "Jerry's Kids" at 1900 N. Providence Road, Suite 209, Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Thomas Thornton took his wife to lunch on Wednesday and sent her back to her job as a nurse with the promise that he would be waiting up for her when she got home, because his birthday was on Thursday.
"We would spend every moment together if we could," Thomas Thornton said.
Jennifer L. Thornton died of a heart attack Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002 at Boone Hospital Center. She was 53.
She was born on Dec. 15, 1948 in Fulton to Harry Bell and Mary Britt Bell.
Mrs. Thornton's greatest joy and accomplishment in life came from two daughters that doctors told her she might not have been able to have, her husband said.
After surgery, Mrs. Thornton was told that she only had a 50-50 chance of having another child. After one lost pregnancy, Mrs. Thornton was able to give birth to two healthy daughters a year apart.
"She was crazy about our two girls because we didn't think we could have them," her husband said.
Mrs. Thornton extended her caring beyond her home and into her career as a nurse. She began nursing when she was 17 and took a brief time off to do clerical work.
She returned to nursing after telling her husband that she thought she would feel better as a nurse again. She earned her LPN License from the Columbia Public School of Nursing and returned to work as a nurse.
"She loved helping people," her husband said.
Despite the stress of working at Boone Retirement Center and Columbia Health Care, Thomas Thornton said his wife told him she would not give up either of her nursing positions.
"She refused to give up her job because she loved her patients," her husband said.
On Wednesday, Mrs. Thornton and two other hospital employees were trying to subdue a patient who was getting out of hand when she had a heart attack, her husband said.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 12 E. Ash St. Columbia. Services, conducted by the Rev. Carolus Taylor, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Warren Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Olean Cemetery in Olean.
Mrs. Thornton is survived by three daughters, Mary A. Bell, Jessica L. Thornton and Tomeka E. Thornton all of Columbia; three grandchildren; three aunts; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her parents and two brothers died earlier.
B. 'Jay' Porter
B. "Jay" Porter of Lake Ozark died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002 at Boone Hospital Center. He was 61.
Mr. Porter was born Dec. 3, 1940, at Lakeside Hospital in Kansas City to Byron and Frances Porter.
He attended Northeast High School in Kansas City, Mo. and graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in interior design in 1965. Mr. Porter was an interior designer for MU from 1965 to 1980. He was an architectural designer in Columbia from 1980 to 1995 and in Lake Ozark from 1994 to 2002. He married Jean Geveden on June 27, 1987, and she survives.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia. A memorial service will follow.
Mr. Porter is survived by three daughters, Kelly Perish, Kristy Mathany and Jessica Nazaroff, all of Kansas City; a step-son, Jim Vietmeier of St. Louis; two step-daughters, Kimberly Vietmeier and Sara Vietmeier, both of St. Louis; three grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA- 91607.
Mabel A. Morrison
Mabel A. Morrison of Hallsville died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at Stuart House in Centralia. She was 79.
Mrs. Morrison was born April 19, 1922, in St. James to Nonie Emory and Eugie May Martin Morrison.
A 1940 graduate of West Plains High School, she owned The Twins Beauty Shop in West Plains. She married Vandivor Morrison on Dec. 14, 1947, in West Plains. Mrs. Morrison was a member of Fairview Church of Christ.
"She was one of the sweetest persons you'd ever want to meet. Everyone thought the world of her," said Meredith Morrison, a cousin.
"She was well-loved by her family and friends and will be missed," said her son, Gary E. Morrison of Hallsville.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Services, officiated by the Rev. Eddie Randolph, will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Red Top Christian Church Cemetery.
In addition to her son, Mrs. Morrison is survived by a brother, William Kenneth Morrison of St. James; a twin sister, Rebel Moser of Eldon; and two grandchildren, Amanda M. Morrison and Emily A. Morrison.
Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Glenn H. Beair
Glenn H. Beair of Columbia died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 87.
Mr. Beair was born Nov. 7, 1914, in Vanita, Kan., to Adam Beair and Molly Hughes Beair. He married Velma Faye Bordine Feb. 8, 1942, in Coffeyville, Kan.
Mr. Beair was a member of the local plumbers and pipefitters union and worked all over the United States. He moved to Columbia in 1964.
Visitation for Mr. Beair will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Nilson Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mr. Beair is survived by his wife, Velma Faye Beair of Columbia; a daughter, Carol Brown of Ashland; a son, Errol Beair of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Ella Blevins of Coffeyville; three grandchildren, Susan Brown, Stephanie Howard and Shane Beair; and a great-grandchild, Caleb Howard.
Three brothers and three sisters died earlier.