Marvin Walter Valle and Lilith Effa Monroe Valle
Marvin Walter Valle, 85, and Lilith Effa Monroe Valle, 87, formerly of Desloge, died within two hours of each other Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Heartfield's Assisted Living in Cary, N.C.
Mr. Valle was born Sept. 12, 1916, in Desloge, and Mrs. Valle was born May 20, 1914, in Desloge.
The couple, married for more than 62 years, were devoted to each other and their family.
"They were kind and loving people who valued such things as truth, honor, loyalty and family values," said daughter Helen Crist of Columbia. "They had their feet on solid ground, and they passed that down to their children."
Mr. Valle was an accountant who worked for St. Joseph Lead Co. and Meramec Mining Co. In his spare time he liked hunting, and he also enjoyed raising beagles and basset hounds.
Mrs. Valle was a homemaker and mother of two who played the piano and organ at church for 71 years.
The couple had lived at Heartfield's since 1999 after moving to Cary in 1998 to be closer to their family.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Heartfield's in Cary. Burial will be at a later date at the IOOF Cemetery in Park Hills, Mo.
The Valles are survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Keeney of Raleigh, N.C., and Helen Crist of Columbia; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; cousins; nephews and nieces.
Memorials may be sent to MU with the notation of designation to Marvin W. and Lilith E. Valle Scholarship Fund, Sue Dunkin, 1 Hospital Drive, DC205.00, Columbia, MO 65212.
Memorials may also be sent to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary's St., 4th Floor, Raleigh, NC 27605.
Judith Marie Wilde
Judith Marie Wilde of Columbia died Thursday, April 18, 2002. She was 60.
Her husband, Wayne R. Wilde, described his wife as a happy person who enjoyed life.
"I told the priest to keep the eulogy light and lively, because that's the way she was," he said.
Former co-worker Terry Oster agreed.
"She always had such a great, upbeat attitude," Oster said. "She had cancer, but you never would have known it because her attitude was outstanding. She was so positive."
Mrs. Wilde spent most of her life as a mother and homemaker but spent the last 10 years working at MU's College of Engineering as a secretary and administrative assistant. She was known around the office as someone who made sure things got done.
"She took good care of the people she worked for," Oster said. "She kept everybody organized, made sure they were happy and everything was running smoothly."
Her former boss at the agriculture research service, Newell Kitchen, said Mrs. Wilde tried to make the workplace as pleasant as possible for everyone.
"She worked hard to create an environment of friendliness. She was a fantastic person to know and work with," Kitchen said. "It didn't take her long to make friends with everyone. She was special to everybody here."
When she wasn't working at the university, Mrs. Wilde enjoyed traveling with her husband. The couple visited all 50 states, Ireland's famous Blarney Stone, Canada and the Alps.
"We loved to travel," Wilde said. "She always enjoyed going places and meeting new people."
Mrs. Wilde was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for the past 16 years.
Mrs. Wilde was born Dec. 21, 1941, in St. Louis to Harry F. and Mary Emaline Mathis Ebeling. The couple married May 19, 1962, in St. Louis.
Visitation for Mrs. Wilde will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Michael Flanagan, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Drive.
Mrs. Wilde is survived by her husband; two sons, W. Richard Wilde of Fort Worth, Texas, and David A. Wilde of Dallas; a daughter, Mary Ann Domsch of Oak Grove; two sisters, Joanne Krebeck and Elaine Salvo, both of St. Louis; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Katherine Roberts of Rocky Mount died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. She was 81.
Mrs. Roberts was a member of the First Baptist Church in Columbia. She was a member of the Columbia Cosmopolitan Luncheon Club and an active member of the AmVets Auxiliary Post #108 in Rocky Mount. Mrs. Roberts was active with the auxiliary's many service projects and helped with the scholarship funds.
"She was always very active until she got to the point where she wasn't able anymore," said Betty Roark, a fellow AmVets Auxiliary member. "She was a lot of fun, just a neat person to be around."
Mrs. Roberts was born April 13, 1921, to Elmer "Dick" and Ruby Hickam in Columbia. On June 20, 1942, she married Joe W. Roberts in Columbia.
Visitation for Mrs. Roberts will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Rekus Funeral Home, 902 E. North Street in Eldon. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jay Quinn, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mrs. Roberts is survived by her husband; two daughters, Betty Frech of Columbia and Sandy Coleman of Hallsville; one sister, Mildred McDow of Bay City, Mich.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Two sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Rocky Mount AmVets Auxiliary Post #108 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 851, Rocky Mount, Mo. 65072.
Billy A. Benner
Billy A. Benner of Columbia died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Columbia Regional Hospital. He was 74.
Mr. Benner, born June 14, 1927, in Moberly to Arthur and Willie Belle Durnil Benner, was a Hickman High School graduate. He married Cleota M. Bevington on June 17, 1950, in Columbia.
Mr. Benner retired after being a firefighter in Columbia for 27 years. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the American Legion, Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge and a lifetime member of VFW Post No. 280.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by Jim Cunningham, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Parker Funeral Service, with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mr. Benner is survived by a daughter, Lisa Benner of Columbia; a brother, Donald Benner of Moberly; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
His wife and parents died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Martha Irene Daly
Martha Irene Daly of Columbia died Monday, April 15, 2002. She was 80.
Mrs. Daly was born March 31, 1922, in Boone County to Marion F. and Hattie M. Marsh Elder.
Her daughter, Ann Hoefelman, said her mother was the family's caretaker and historian.
"If you got a rash, call her and she would know what to do," Hoefelman said. "She always had remedies, not hokey-pokey - just good basic knowledge."
Hoefelman said she is concerned about retaining her mother's knowledge. "I didn't have to store it cause I could always just call her and ask," Hoefelman said. "She was a real neat lady."
Mrs. Daly married Lloyd S. Daly on June 1, 1952, in Boone County. She was a member of Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge No. 383. Mrs. Daly was a volunteer at University Hospital and Clinics for 10 years. Hoefelman said her mother loved interaction with patients and co-workers, but quit when her husband retired.
"She would take patients to their test, take them coffee, greet the patient ... she enjoyed helping people," Hoefelman said.
Robert Elder, Mrs. Daly's brother said, "She'll be sorely missed." He said his sister was the family member everyone counted on to keep track of birthdays and anniversaries.
Visitation for Mrs. Daly will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Sarah Evans, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church, 2600 N. Locust Grove Church Road. Burial will be at Midway Locust Grove Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Daly is survived by her husband; a son, Charles L. Williams of Columbia; three daughters, Ruby M. Day of Pleasanton, Calif., Ann Hoefelman of Clark and Alice M. Gravino of Columbia; three brothers, Marion Elder and Robert Elder, both of Columbia and Gerald Elder of Mississippi; four sisters, Brooksie Wyatt of Fayette, Freida Parker of St. Joseph, Rosa Sims of St. Charles, Helen Acton of Victorville, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
A son, Roy Lee Williams, four brothers, James, Joe, Raymond, and George Elder and two grandchildren, Michelle and Shauna Hoefelman died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Edward Hamilton Seabolt
Edward Hamilton Seabolt of Columbia died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at his home. He was 55.
Mr. Seabolt was born Oct. 31, 1946, in Washington, D.C., to Erwin Seabolt and Alice Lorraine Hurdle. Mr. Seabolt graduated from Romulus High School in Romulus, Mich.
He married Barbara J. Bleything on Nov. 20, 1985, in Mexico, Mo.
He was a truck driver for more than 30 years, and a member of the Teamsters Local 41. He served with the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Seabolt was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Arie No. 2730; the Centralia Country Club; and the Rock Bridge Church of God Holiness.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Rodney Davis, were held Sunday at Rock Bridge Church of God Holiness. Mr. Seabolt's body will be cremated.
Mr. Seabolt is survived by his wife; his mother, Alice Vaughn, and her husband, Ray Vaughn, both of Dalton, Ga.; two daughters, Stephanie Ammar and Kimberly Seabolt, both of Canton, Mich.; one stepson, Travis Bleything of Columbia; four brothers, John Thomas Seabolt of Lorton, Va., and William Vaughn, Jerry Vaughn and Bryan Vaughn, all of Romulus, Mich.; one granddaughter, Jenna Rose Ammar of Canton, Mich., and one grandson, Gavin Bleything of Columbia.
His father died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Rock Bridge Church of God Holiness, 3515 Valencia Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65203, or the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Arie No. 2730, 2513 N. Stadium Blvd., Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Because Mr. Seabolt was an avid golfer, a tree will be planted in his memory at the Centralia Country Club.
Edward H. Fairbank
Edward H. Fairbank died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at West Village Manor in Columbia. He was 87.
Mr. Fairbank was born Oct. 26, 1914, in West Chicago, Ill., to Allen Frank and Florance Norris Fairbank.
He was a partner in an architectural firm in Geneva, Ill., for 35 years, and he moved to Columbia from Alton, Ill., in 1992.
Mr. Fairbank is survived by three sons, Donn K. Fairbank of Naperville, Ill., Paul D. Fairbank of St. Louis and Tod N. Fairbank of Aurora, Ill.; five daughters, Carolyn Garbacz of Phoenix, Ariz., Nancy Dorsey of St. Charles, Ill., Robin Purcell of Arlington, Mass., and Anafred Fessler and Lois Walker, both of Columbia; one sister, Marjorie Ryan of Valley Forge, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
One brother died earlier.
Services will be at a later date in West Chicago, Ill.
Memorials may be sent to Eldercare, 137 Clark Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
John Lloyd Vanlandingham
John Lloyd Vanlandingham of Columbia died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Lakeview Healthcare Center in Boonville. He was 83.
Mr. Vanlandingham was born Jan. 6, 1919, in Columbia to Leslie Orphus and Ida Burks Vanlandingham. In 1957, he married Opal Irene Ketchum in Boone County.
Mr. Vanlandingham served in the Army in the 32nd Infantry in the Philippines and Guam. He received a Bronze Star for meritorious service. Mr. Vanlandingham was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Painters Union Post 1185.
Visitation for Mr. Vanlandingham will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Wayne Purvis, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Vanlandingham is survived by his son, Charles Dean Vanlandingham of National City, Calif.; his daughter, Glenda Maupin of New Franklin; and five grandsons.
His wife, one brother, one sister and one grandson died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 1316 Parkade Blvd., Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Dora V. Kent
Dora V. Kent of Centralia died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Stuart House. She was 93.
Mrs. Kent was born on Jan. 19, 1909, in Waverly to Arch and Carrie Virginia Tomlin McGee. She married Don Chamberlain, and he died earlier.
On Dec. 22, 1962, she married Gilbert Kent. The following year, she retired from her job at A.B. Chance Co. Mrs. Kent was a member of the First Baptist Church in Centralia, the Progressive Women's Club and the Arts and Crafts Club in Centralia.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Meador & Son Funeral Home, Sneed and Rollins streets in Centralia. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Meador & Son Chapel, with burial at the City of Centralia Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband; a stepson, Carlos Kent of Sturgeon; her sister, Alice Belzer of Centralia; three granddaughters, Missy Chamberlain of Columbia, Donna Godding of Kansas City and Janeen Kilgore of Sturgeon; one grandson, Jeremy Kent of Sturgeon; and three great-grandchildren.
One son, two sisters and one brother died earlier.
V. Vivian Magruder
V. Vivian Magruder died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She was 82.
Mrs. Magruder was born Jan. 22, 1920, in Centralia to Elmer C. and Cora Belle Phelps Lanham. On Dec. 4, 1938, she married Charles C. Magruder in Fayette.
Mrs. Magruder worked for MFA Insurance and Shelter Insurance for 20 years before retiring in 1979. She was a member of Parkade Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Mall Walkers and Columbia Business Women's Association.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by Dennis Fick, will be at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Magruder is survived by a son, Philip Magruder of Columbia; two daughters, Martha
Palmer of Columbia and Virginia Fick of Rich Fountain; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Her husband and one brother died earlier.
Memorials can be sent to Coyote Hill Christian Children's Home, 9501 Coyote Hill Road, Harrisburg, Mo., 65256.
Kathleen Wooden of Rocheport died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 78.
Mrs. Wooden was born Aug. 31, 1923, in Huntsdale to Raymond and Virginia Morgan Coleman. In 1943, she married Marvin Chester Wooden in Columbia. She was a member of the Huntsdale Baptist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary.
Visitation for Mrs. Wooden will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Frank Norman, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery in Huntsdale.
Mrs. Wooden is survived by two sons, Kevin Wooden and Steve Wooden, both of Columbia; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Her husband, five brothers and one sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Norene Elizabeth Henderson died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at Columbia Regional Hospital. She was 97.
Mrs. Henderson was born Feb. 10, 1905, in Audrain County to Irwin D. and Flora Lee Hicks Crosswhite.
Mrs. Henderson graduated from Harder College in Mexico, Mo., and from Northeast Teacher College in Kirksville in 1935. Mrs. Henderson taught at Jefferson Junior High School until her retirement in 1960.
On April 3, 1925, Mrs. Henderson married Cotter Henderson in Blytheville, Ark. Mrs. Henderson was a member of First Christian Church, Past Matron of Easter Star, charter member of Retired Teachers Association, life member of Boone Hospital Auxiliary, Bess Miller's Kings Daughters, Homemakers Extension Club and Aphalia Shepard Club.
Visitation for Mrs. Henderson will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. John Yonker, will be at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Henderson is survived by a niece whom she adopted, Frances Lee Gleason of Anchorage, Ala.; three nieces, Marie Barnes of Columbia, Cleva Crockett of Springfield, Mo., and Ann Cook of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two nephews, Carl Henderson of Centralia and Maurice Barnes of Gladstone; one cousin and two grandchildren.
Her husband and two sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to First Christian Church, 101 N. Tenth St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Herbert L. Phillippe
Herbert Lee Phillippe died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He was 79.
Mr. Phillippe was born April 2, 1923, in Boone County to Bura Francis and Mary Ellen Reid Phillippe. He served with the Army's 101st Airborne during World War II and was a prisoner of war in Germany for 18 months.
He married Helen L. Carter on Aug. 8, 1945, in Fulton.
He was a member of Millersburg Christian Church and a lifelong Boone County resident. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 280.
Visitation and services for Mr. Phillippe were Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Services were conducted by the Rev. John Fussner. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Phillippe is survived by one daughter, Renee Hamm of Columbia; one son, George Lee Phillippe of Columbia; three sisters, Laverne Bell and Hazel Pahl, both of Millersburg, and Norma Moneymaker of Cleveland, Ohio; and one granddaughter, Taylar Hamm.
Five brothers, W.J. Phillippe, Ray Phillippe, Eldon Phillippe, Leo Phillippe and Forest Phillippe, died earlier.
Janet Sapp of Ashland died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She was 62.
Mrs. Sapp was born July 1, 1939, in St. Louis to Cecil Norwood Scott and Mary Elizabeth Scruggs Scott. She married Jimmy Lloyd Sapp on April 15, 1961, in Brazito.
She was a member of Little Bonne Femme Church in Columbia.
She worked for the Missouri Cattlemen's Association, where she was employed since 1972, as an administrative coordinator. Mrs. Sapp received the Cattlewoman of the Year Award in 1992 from the association.
Services, conducted by the Rev. David Ford, were held Saturday morning at New Salem Cemetery in Ashland.
Mrs. Sapp is survived by her husband; one son, Scott Sapp of Ashland; one daughter, Janna Mahan of Ashland; two sisters, Betty Ford of Henley and Lenora Manning of Jefferson City; and four grandchildren.
Her parents and one brother, Cecil Norwood Scott, died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Missouri Cattlemen Foundation, Janet Sapp Memorial, 2306 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65201