Don S. Gibson
Don Sherwood Gibson's specialty in life was entertaining people, especially his family.
Mr. Gibson, of Moore Haven, Fla., died Tuesday, March 12, 2002. He was 61.
"He loved to entertain people and to host parties," said Virginia Gibson, Mr. Gibson's sister-in-law.
For his grandmother's 90th birthday, his family held a reunion at his brother's farm in Columbia. Mr. Gibson, living in Tennessee, packed up his motor home and trailer with food and presents. He helped celebrate his grandmother's birthday by roasting a hog complete with dressings for the party.
Mr. Gibson liked fishing, practical jokes and spending time with children. When he was a child, he often helped his younger sister dress her cat in doll clothes and push it up and down the street in a buggy.
"He was always jolly, a fun person and a big tease," said Virginia Gibson. "He didn't have a bad day. He was always in a good mood."
Mr. Gibson was born Sept. 10, 1940, in Columbia to Otis Lavon and Cloris Gage Gibson.
He served with the Navy from 1960 to 1967. He married Thelma DeWeese in August 2000 in Ohio. Mr. Gibson was a member of Olivet Christian Church.
Services for Mr. Gibson will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., conducted by the Rev. Dennis Swearngin.
Mr. Gibson is survived by his wife; his mother, Cloris Tyler of Columbia; one son, Greg Gibson of Clarksville, Tenn.; two daughters, Natalie Benefield of Sapulpa, Okla., and Jennifer Schmidt of Franklin, Tenn.; one brother, Charles O. Gibson of Columbia; one sister, Linda K. Gibson of Graham, Wash., and four grandchildren.
His father died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Olivet Christian Church Building Fund, 1991 S. Olivet Road, Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Gordon E. Olson
Gordon E. Olson died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at the Veterans Home in Mexico, Mo. He was 85.
Mr. Olson was born on Sept. 21, 1916, in Des Moines to Thelma and John Olson. He graduated from Hinsdale High School near Chicago and went to Drake University in Des Moines on a band scholarship, graduating in 1934 with a degree in public administration. Mr. Olson served in Army intelligence in Europe from 1943 to 1946. He received his master's degree in clinical psychology from Purdue University in 1948.
Mr. Olson was assistant city manager of Birmingham, Mich., in 1950. From 1951 to 1957 he was the city manager of the village of North St. Paul, Minn. He served as city manager of Berkeley, Mo., from 1957 to 1962. He was an assistant professor with Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in the department of political science from 1964 to 1966. He later was the executive director of the St. Louis County urban road system and treasurer of Clayton. Until his retirement in 1980, Mr. Olson was a consultant for several municipalities in the St. Louis area.
Mr. Olson was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church and the International City Managers Association. He served on the Board of Managers of the Granada condominium in Hazelwood. Mr. Olson is listed in "Who's Who in the Midwest." He loved music, sports, high-tech gadgets, photography and traveling.
There will be no visitation or funeral. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks this summer.
Mr. Olson is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Grace; five children, Kathleen Kuo of Woodson Terrace, Nancy E. Olson of Columbia, Douglas Olson of Denver, Dennis Olson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Carolyn Olson-Kuo of Chesterfield; one brother, Ralph Olson of New Port Richey, Fla.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 9374 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63132, or to Faith Lutheran Church, 1610 S. Florissant Road., St. Louis, Mo. 63121.
Mary B. Elsenraat
Although Mary Buela Elsenraat barely reached 5 feet tall, she was larger than life, said her daughter, Judy Schulz.
"She touched a lot of lives," Schulz said. "She really lived life to the fullest."
Mary Buela Elsenraat of Hermann died Monday, March 18, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She was 88.
Until Saturday, Schulz said, Mrs. Elsenraat had completed the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's crossword each day for years.
"She was really very creative," Schulz said. "And she had an extremely sharp mind."
Mrs. Elsenraat was born Feb. 20, 1914, in Hermann to Ella and James Moore. She married Emil Elsenraat on Aug. 23, 1935. She did seamstress work that allowed her stay at home. She also painted for the M & E Ceramic Shop in Hermann.
Mrs. Elsenraat was a member of the ladies sodality at St. George Catholic Church in Hermann.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Toedtmann and Grosse Funeral Home in Hermann, 1221 Washington St. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. George Catholic Church, 128 W. Fourth St., in Hermann. Burial will be in St. George Cemetery.
Mrs. Elsenraat is survived by her daughters, Judy Schulz of Columbia, and Jane Speckhals of Hermann; a son, David Elsenraat of Hermann; her sister Lillian Wright of Edwardsville, Ill; two sisters-in-law, Gertrude Baumstark and Josephine Walkenbach, both of Hermann; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, two sisters and two brothers died earlier.
Memorials can be sent to St. George Catholic Church, St. George School or a charity of choice.
William J. Englert
William James Englert of Jefferson City died Friday, March 15, 2002, at Capital Regional Hospital in Jefferson City. He was 68.
Mr. Englert was born Nov. 19, 1933, in Jefferson City to John and Lena Veit Englert.
He married Susan Avellar in Carson City, Nev., on Dec. 31, 1958. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years as a chief petty officer. In 1978 he established an antique business in Jefferson City with his wife.
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Jeannette Englert of Columbia, Mary Winkle of Eolia, Susan Ross of Portland, Ore., Kim Love of Martinez, Calif., and Julie Mills of Colton, Calif.; a brother, Jerry Pierson of the state of California; sisters, Pauline Markaway, Mary Byrnes, and Cathy Acree all of Missouri and three grandchildren.
His parents died earlier.
He will be buried at sea.
Memorials can be sent to the Muscular Dystrophy Fund for the benefit of his grandson, Zackary Winkle, Beneficiary Account, care of Central Bank, 500 Madison St., Jefferson City.
Ronald W. Kewley
Ronald Wayne Kewley of Columbia died Monday, March 18, 2002, at University Hospital. He was 65.
Mr. Kewley was born Nov. 19, 1936, in LaPorte, Ind., to Ray and Edna Young Kewley.
He lettered in basketball and football in McKinney, Texas, but turned down a scholarship to University of Houston. He then served with the U.S. Marines from 1956 to 1959 on the U.S.S. Helena. During his tour of duty, Mr. Kewley served in Lebanon, Hawaii, the South Pacific and Okinawa, Japan.
He later attended MU.
Mr. Kewley married Sarah Wilson, with whom he had one son. Mr. Kewley later married Sharyl Phillips, with whom he had two more sons. He then married Sandi Wells, with whom he had two sons and a daughter.
Mr. Kewley's family has operated and owned Mugs-Up drive-in since founding it in 1955. Mr. Kewley worked there for 14 years as a manager.
Mr. Kewley worked as a contractor in Columbia for more than 40 years. He was recently employed by the Country Club of Missouri for 10 years, but was never very active in golf.
"He was always more of a basketball and football player," said his brother, Larry Kewley.
Visitation for Mr. Kewley will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop W. Services, officiated by Chaplain Jamie Varvaro, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Kewley is survived by his father and stepmother Ann Kewley, both of Columbia; sons, Ronald Wayne Kewley Jr. of San Diego, Derek Kewley, Lance Kewley, Kendall Wells and Timothy Wells, all of Columbia; daughter Courtney Wells of Honolulu, Hawaii; brother Larry Kewley and sister Donna Stone, both of Columbia; two aunts, one uncle, and four grandchildren.
His mother and one sister, Rita Kewley, died earlier.
His brother Larry Kewley said Mr. Kewley was a great lover of animals. Memorials can be sent to the Second Chance Animal Fund, P.O. Box 10186, Columbia, Mo., 65205.
Opal Schowengerdt used her passion for art to educate. She taught art as president of the Senior Citizens Organization in Columbia for 10 years.
"She really enjoyed working with other people, and teaching them things they didn't think they could do," her son Donald Schowengerdt said. "She was a very loving person who always cared about everyone and what they were doing."
Mrs. Schowengerdt of Overland Park, Kan., died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at Villa St. Joseph Care Center in Overland Park. She was 92.
Mrs. Schowengerdt was born June 26, 1909, in Independence to Charles William and Lucinda Beebe. She married Raymond W. Schowengerdt in August 1934. He died in April 1993.
Mrs. Schowengerdt was the director of the Missouri Real Estate Association and was the Real Estate Salesperson of the Year for Columbia in 1970. She was also president of the Women's Council, National Association of Real Estate Boards.
Mrs. Schowengerdt is survived by two sons, Donald Eugene Schowengerdt of Leawood, Kan. and Charles William Schowengerdt of Oakland, Calif.; two grandsons, Bruce Emerson Schowengerdt of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Bradley Dean Schowengerdt of Whitewater, Kan.; and four great-grandchildren.
Her brother, Ralph Beebe, died earlier.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home.
Memorials can be sent to Villa St. Joseph, 11901 Rosewood, Overland Park, Kan., 66209.
William Tecumseh Alden
When William Tecumseh Alden discovered he had cancer, two of his sons asked him, "If you could do anything, what would you want to do and where would you want to go?" Mike and John Alden wanted to take their father anywhere in the world, Mr. Alden's wife, Linda Alden, said.
His reply was that he just wanted to spend time with his family in Williamsburg. For Mr. Alden, living life to its fullest and being with family were top priorities.
"Nobody was untouched by Bill," Linda Alden said. "He was exuberant about life."
Mr. Alden of Williamsburg died Sunday, March, 17, 2002 - on his favorite holiday, St. Patrick's Day. He was 76.
Linda Alden said he loved to go to the truck stop every day to talk to friends and pick up a newspaper. He enjoyed golfing and won many local amateur tournaments. He and his wife lived in a rural area and cleared some land to build a three-hole golf course.
Mr. Alden was born July 29, 1925, in Shawnee Mission, Kan., to Ralph Summerfield and Mary Ann Knipmeyer Alden. Mr. Alden was a direct descendent of the Shawnee chief Tecumseh, and he had a passion for his heritage.
He was a Navy tail gunner in World War II. Later, he worked for Commonwealth Edison Electric & Power in Chicago before moving to Williamsburg.
Mr. Alden was a strong supporter of MU and this month received an honorary alumni degree.
"Getting the honorary award meant so much to him," said his son, MU Athletic Director Mike Alden. Gov. Bob Holden, MU Chancellor Richard Wallace and others presented the award at the MU-KU basketball game March 3.
"The most important thing in his life was his family," Linda Alden said.
"He was my best friend," Mike Alden said. "He was a very magnetic person."
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds Alumni Center on the MU campus.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Schultz Alden of Williamsburg; three sons, Patrick Tecumseh Alden of Chicago, John Alden of Mexico, Mo., and Mike Alden of Columbia; a daughter, Billie Sue Alden Boultinghouse of Owensboro, Ky.; a brother, Jack Edwards Alden of Columbia; a nephew; a niece; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the University of Missouri Alumni Association, c/o William T. Alden Fund, 123 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, Mo., 65211 or the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Mary Alice Reinhardt
In her community, Mary Alice Reinhardt planted trees and helped make sidewalks safer. In her church, she sang in the choir and helped install stained glass windows in the building. In her home, she welcomed neighborhood "yard children," giving them a bit of advice on their way out the door.
Mrs. Reinhardt of Centralia died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at Columbia Regional Hospital. She was 77.
Mrs. Reinhardt was born May 30, 1924, in Moline, Ill., to Severin and Anne Carlson Anderson. She graduated from Iowa State University in 1949 with a bachelor's degree in textiles and clothing. On Aug. 19, 1950, she married William H. Reinhardt Jr. They moved to St. Louis, where they started Reinhardt Construction, and in 1957, they moved to Centralia.
"The core of Mary Alice was her family and her church," said MarKay Wright, a fellow church member and friend of Mrs. Reinhardt's.
As president of the Centralia Tree Board, Mrs. Reinhardt helped qualify Centralia as a Tree City U.S.A. She was a member of the GFWC Sorosis Club, the Memorial Union Board of Directors for Iowa State University and the Rotary Foundation, where she was a Paul Harris Fellow.
In 1999, Mrs. Reinhardt received Centralia's "Citizen of the Year" Award.
Mrs. Reinhardt is survived by her husband, William H. Reinhardt Jr. of Centralia; two sons, Curtis, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Paul, of Houston; two daughters, Rebecca Waller, of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Ruth Watkins, of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Helen Fleming of St. Paul, Minn.; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Meador and Son Funeral Home, Sneed and Rollins streets in Centralia. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jim Dace, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, 750 Orchard St. in Centralia. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Louis.
Memorials may be sent to the Endowment Fund of the United Methodist Church, 750 Orchard St., Centralia, Mo., 65240.
Aleita Marie McClanahan of Columbia died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center.
She was born 76 years earlier on March 17, 1926, in Boone County to George and Sadona Starnes Chick. She married William Earl McClanahan Nov. 6, 1944, in Wyandotte, Kan.
Mrs. McClanahan was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. John Fussner, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. McClanahan is survived by three daughters, Mary Ruth Stephens, Kathy Sue Gibson and Earlene Winingear, all of Columbia; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Her husband died earlier.
Memorials can be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 1316 Parkade Blvd., Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Cleo E. Windsor of Columbia died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 94.
Mrs. Windsor was born Feb. 15, 1908, in Columbia to Jasper R. and Mary Edith Ewens Cornelison.
She married Paul P. Windsor on Nov. 25, 1937.
Mrs. Windsor was an accountant at KOMU-TV/Channel 8 and worked in the admissions office at Boone Hospital Center for several years.
She also volunteered at the hospital and was named Volunteer of the Year in 1996.
Mrs. Windsor was an avid bowler and was inducted into the Columbia Bowling Hall of Fame in 1998. She was a member of the Windsor Club Bowling Team. She attended Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.
Visitation for Mrs. Windsor will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Michael Keith, will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Windsor is survived by her daughter, Margaret Anne Jackson of Burnaby, British Columbia; her son, Paul David Windsor of Jersey City, N.J.; two sisters, Kitty Cornelison of Indianapolis and Reba G. Krehbiel of Columbia; one grandchild; and four great-grandchildren.
Her husband, one brother and one sister died earlier.
Memorials for Mrs. Windsor may be sent to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd., Columbia, Mo., 65201 or the Alzheimers Association Mid-Missouri Chapter, 1121 Business Loop 70 E. Columbia, Mo., 65201.
Helen Marie Freeman of Columbia died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 85.
Mrs. Freeman was born Nov. 20, 1916, in Unionville to Sidney and Mary Margaret Quigley Carl. In 1936, she married Melvin Freeman in Marshall.
She was a secretary and aide to two doctors for many years.
She is survived by her husband; a son, David Freeman of Rock Hill, S. C.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Michael Keith, will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Raymond J. Fountain
Former caretaker of the Columbia Cemetery and lifelong MU football fan Raymond J. Fountain died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, in his sleep. He was 88.
Mr. Fountain was born Jan. 22, 1914, in Williamstown, to Carl Andrew and Estella Elizabeth Young Fountain.
Mr. Fountain married Dorothy Fry on Nov. 9, 1940, in Canton, Mo. They were married 61 years and were members of the Quarterback Club.
Vernie Fountain said his father had a passion for MU football. He said his father would cancel meetings with him due to bad weather or sickness, but, come football season, he rarely missed a game.
Mr. Fountain was involved in the public school system for 35 years. Vernie Fountain said his father filled many different positions in many different school systems, from football coach to principal.
After retiring from the public school system, Mr. Fountain began working for the state of Missouri. He eventually became caretaker of the Columbia Cemetery and worked there for about 15 years, until 1997.
"He was very, very interested in that cemetery and the history of it," Vernie Fountain said.
People who were looking for an education, Vernie Fountain said, were his father's top priority at the cemetery. If they went to look for a part-time job and told Mr. Fountain they were going to school and playing football for Mizzou, they were pretty much guaranteed a job. He was also meticulous about the cemetery grounds, Vernie Fountain said.
Mr. Fountain retired from the cemetery after a stroke in 1997. Leaving "hurt him about as much as anything he ever left," Vernie Fountain said.
Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. today, with services following at Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway.
A second visitation will be Tuesday night at the Vigen Funeral Home in Kahoka. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow at the Kahoka City Cemetery.
Mr. Fountain is survived by his wife; three children, Sharon McRobert of Memphis, Mo., Carl Fountain of Boonville and Vernie Fountain of Springfield, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Ernest Raymond Douglas
Raymond Douglas of Columbia died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at University Hospital. He was 88.
Mr. Douglas was born Nov. 1, 1913, in Fulton to Thompson Penn and Laura Ruby Hughes Douglas. He married Alice Mae Todd in 1935 in Columbia. She died in November 1999.
Mr. Douglas enjoyed hunting and fishing and had lake houses at the Lake of the Ozarks and in Warsaw, Mo.
"He was your typical guy," said Jenny Roullett, Mr. Douglas' sister. "He loved to tease, and he always had something to say to everyone that walked by him."
"Even at the nursing home they were tickled with him," she said.
Mr. Douglas served in the Air Force in World War II. He was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Douglas is survived by three brothers, Frank Douglas and Eddie Douglas, both of Ashland, and Earl Douglas of Columbia; two sisters, Helen Hathman of Hallsville and Jenny Roullett of Ashland.
One brother and one sister died earlier.
Memorials can be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203 or the American Diabetes Association, 1316 Parkade Blvd., Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Allen J. Edwards
Allen Jack Edwards of Columbia died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at his home. He was 75.
Formerly of Springfield, Mo., Dr. Edwards was born June 21, 1926, in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. Edwards was a member of the MU faculty from 1963 to 1972. In 1973, he moved to Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, where he was the head of the psychology department until 1990.
In 1978, Dr. Edwards established the Center for Gerontological Studies at SMSU. He pioneered the bachelor of science degree in gerontology in 1980 before retiring as a professor emeritus in 1993.
Dr. Edwards wrote several books, many dealing with Alzheimer's and dementia. His latest book, "A Psychology of Orientation: Time Awareness Across the Life Stages and in Dementia," will be published posthumously.
He is survived by his wife, Geneva; three daughters, Carol Grove of Columbia, Melanie Estes of Warsaw and Lynn Stevenson of Little Rock, Ark.; and four grandchildren.
His son, Joel Edwards, died earlier.
Memorials can be sent to the Allen Jack Edwards Gerontology Scholarship Fund at SMSU, 300 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, Mo. 65806.
Phillip Kelley Jr.
Phillip Kelley Jr. of Columbia died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 67.
Mr. Kelley was born Dec. 27, 1934, in Columbia to Phillip Kelley Sr. and Della Washington Kelley.
Mr. Kelley graduated from Frederick Douglass High School. He served in the Army from 1955 to 1962, after which he spent 40 years as a head laboratory technician at MFA Oil Co.
On Aug. 4, 1965, he married Lena Pearl Johnson in Columbia.
Mr. Kelley attended St. Luke's United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. on Monday at St. Luke's, 204 E. Ash St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Raymond W. Hayes, will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Kelley is survived by his wife; one son, Arbie Wayne Johnson; one stepson, Billy Gatewood of Columbia; one stepdaughter, Finette Latham of St. Louis; one brother, Archie Kelley of Kansas City; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
J.W. "Bill" Kyger of Columbia died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 69.
Mr. Kyger was born June 27, 1932, in New Bloomfield to Clayton and Gladys Sappington Kyger. His first marriage was to Barbara Taylor of Ashland. Their only daughter, Carrie Elizabeth, died earlier.
He married Dorothy Holtgraeive in Columbia on Sept. 29, 1969.
Mr. Kyger served in the Marines during the Korean War. He was a brick mason and a partner in Double K construction. He was a sheriff's deputy and a volunteer firefighter for more than 18 years. Later, he turned his talents to woodcarving and teaching.
Visitation will be at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St., from 3 to 5 p.m. today. Services, conducted by the Rev. Fred Brandenburg, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Kyger is survived by his wife; a daughter, Kathy Kyger of Los Angeles; his mother, Gladys Crane of Columbia; a brother, Robert Hudson; two sisters, Nell Jones and Shirley Bennett, all of Columbia; a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.
Memorials may be sent to Central Missouri Kidney Association, P.O. Box 1915, Columbia, Mo. 65205.
Barbara J. Lue
Barbara Joan Lue, formerly of Boonville, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. She was 67.
Mrs. Lue was born Aug. 9, 1934, to Andrew Kemp and Addie Banks in Boonville. She attended high school in Boonville.
Mrs. Lue was married to Howard E. Lue. She worked as a sheet metal finisher at the Lozier shelving corporation.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at H.T. May & Son Funeral Home, 405 Sycamore St. in Boonville. Services, conducted by the Rev. Russell Freeman, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Boonville.
Mrs. Lue is survived by two daughters, Glennetta Lue-Long of Omaha and Stephanie D. Askew of Nashville, Tenn.; two sons, Stephon L. Lue of Los Angeles and Stacy D. Lue of Omaha; two brothers, Robert Glen Banks and Elmer Banks, both of Boonville; and two grandchildren
Her husband, one son, one sister and three brothers died earlier.
John L. Snipes
John L. Snipes of Columbia died Friday, March 15, 2002, at Columbia Regional Hospital. He was 74.
Mr. Snipes was born June 10, 1927, in Boone County to John L. and Pearl Warford Snipes. He married Joyce DeVore on May 18, 1954. She died earlier.
Mr. Snipes was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church and a World War II veteran. He was a retired staff member of MU's maintenance department.
Mr. Snipes is survived by his son, David Snipes of Columbia; brother Howard Snipes of Columbia; sisters, Mildred Crane of Columbia and Minnie Eisenoggle of Sturgeon; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Nilson's Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services, conducted by the Rev. Al Oetman, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Nilson's Funeral Home.
Contributions can be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1100 College Park Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Martha P. Tauszky
Martha Ponder Tauszky of Columbia died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Lenoir Care Center. She was 78.
Mrs. Tauszky was born Dec. 10, 1923, in Murfreesboro, Ark., to William H. and Minnie Lee Lockeby Johnston. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Arkansas Baptist Nursing School.
She was a public health nurse in Howard County, Ark., for many years. Mrs. Tauszky was also a member of the Arkansas American Nurses Association and the California Nurses Association. She moved to Columbia in May 2001 from North Highlands, Calif.
Services, conducted by the Rev. David Cassady, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Unity Cemetery in Nashville, Ark.
Mrs. Tauszky is survived by a daughter, Catherine C. Drago of Carmichael, Calif.; three sons, Dan Ponder of Columbia, Henry B. Ponder of Houston and Johnston W. Ponder of Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Margaret Burton of San Antonio; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Her first husband, Henry B. Ponder; her second husband, Graham W. Tauszky; and one brother, Charles W. Johnston, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Jacqueline Williams of Columbia died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at University Hospital. She was 60.
Mrs. Williams was born Aug. 9, 1941, to Cecil H. and Elsie Fields Kelly in Bunceton. She worked for a number of years at Kemper Military School and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Bunceton.
"She was the most easy-going and fun-loving girl until she got sick," said James Kelly, Mrs. Williams' brother. "Despite everything she went through, she still tried to do the best she could. She was nonchalant about everything and took everything one day at a time."
Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband, Cecil Williams of Boonville; son, Michael Williams of Boonville; six daughters, Cecelia Gaines, Dinetta Kelly, Linda Williams, Sheri Williams and Marsha Williams, all of Columbia, and Cynthia Johnson of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Charles Kelly, James Kelly and Calvin Kelly, all of Columbia; five sisters, Lucille Powell, Maxine Prince and Anna Kelly, all of Columbia, Barbara Jackson of Macon and Elaine Williams of Boonville; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her parents and two sisters died earlier.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Dale Hopkins, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew AME Church, 309 Spruce St. in Boonville. Burial will follow in Bunceton Cemetery. Friends may call at the H.T. May & Son Funeral Home, 405 Sycamore St. in Boonville, from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.