Mary L. Benedict
Mary Luciel Benedict of Ashland died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at Ashland Health Care. She was 93.
Mrs. Benedict was born Feb. 22, 1905 to James Henry and Sarah Mabrey in Boone County. She married Riggs Benedict in Sedalia on Aug. 20, 1920. Mrs. Benedict was a member of Dripping Spring Christian Church.
Her parents, her husband, several brothers and sisters, two sons and one great-grandchild died earlier.
Survivors include one son, J.T. Benedict of Ashland; one daughter-in-law, Eve Benedict of Ashland; a sister, Midge Roberts of California; five grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and a great-niece.
Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Memorials may be sent to Dripping Spring Christian Church, 2701 W. Dripping Springs Road, Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Virlie M. Mathis
Virlie M. Mathis of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, at her home. She was 73.
Mrs. Mathis was born Feb. 5, 1925, in Dallas to Granville and Willie Kidd Bridges. She married Ned Mathis in Hearn, Texas, in 1980. He died in 1994.
Mrs. Mathis worked in nursing home administration until her retirement, when she moved to Columbia to be closer to her immediate family, said Melissa Harris, her granddaughter.
"She loved kids," Harris said. "She used to babysit for my kids, and I would pay her back by getting her whatever she needed."
Mrs. Mathis had two dogs whom she loved, Cocoa and Little Bit. She also loved the Dallas Cowboys, her favorite football team, Harris said.
Services, conducted by the Rev. John Foley, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 E. St. Charles Road in Columbia.
Mrs. Mathis is survived by a son, Doug Harris of Columbia; a daughter-in-law, Kay Harris of Columbia; two granddaughters, Kathy and Melissa Harris, both of Columbia; and one great-granddaughter, Samantha Harris of Columbia.
Virginia Pearl Fenton Tindall, formerly of Columbia, died Friday, Dec. 25, 1998, at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco, Texas. She was 91.
Mrs. Tindall was a life member of the American War Dads and was an American Red Cross gray lady for 32 years. She also was president of the AFL-CIO Women's Auxiliary to the International Typographical Union and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons for 35 years.
Mrs. Tindall was born April 24, 1907, to Caleb Anthony Fenton and Ora Pearl Mordica Fenton. She married Franklin Tindall Sr.
Mrs. Tindall is survived by one son, Robert F. Tindall Jr., three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Her husband died earlier.
Mrs. Tindall was cremated. A memorial service, conducted by the Rev. John Yonker, is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. 10th St.
Jean Belanger of Columbia died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Columbia Regional Hospital. She was 72.
Ms. Belanger was born Jan. 21, 1926, in St. Louis to Fred and Venita Askew Belanger.
Ms. Belanger, who was disabled, moved to Woodhaven Learning Center in 1988.
"She had lots of friends and she will be missed by all who cared for and loved her," said Wendy Garrett, her caregiver for seven years. "She was a wonderful lady."
Ms. Belanger loved music, coffee and the piano, said Garrett.
Services, conducted by the Rev. John Wyss, will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Woodhaven Learning Center, 1405 Hathman Place.
Donald H. Harmeyer of Columbia died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at his home. He was 71.
"I think he was the world's best grandfather," said Georgia Harmeyer, his wife. "He was concerned about people and thoughtful."
Mr. Harmeyer was born Dec. 5, 1927, in West Point, Iowa, to Arnold H. and Ida J. Winnike Harmeyer. He married Georgia D. Clark Feb. 5, 1951, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in West Point. He lived in West Point until his move to Columbia three years ago.
Mr. Harmeyer was a Korean War veteran. During his tour of duty, he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was the past commander of the West Point American Legion and served as the Iowa state commander from 1969 to 1970.
He was the former mayor of West Point and served on the city council. In West Point, he was also a member of the West Point Community Club, the Knights of Columbus and was a life member of Post 668 of the American Legion.
Mr. Harmeyer owned and operated the Harmeyer Insurance Agency in West Point from 1948 to 1994. He also organized the Little League program in West Point and was the director of the Marquette Foundation for many years.
In Columbia, Mr. Harmeyer was the treasurer of the Columbia Elks, a member of Kiwanis Club, state treasurer of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and V. F. W. Honor Guard. He was also a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Richard Harmeyer searched for the right words to say about his brother.
"He never had a bad day in his life," Harmeyer said.
Visitation for Mr. Harmeyer will begin at noon Monday at Link Funeral Home in West Point, Iowa. A rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. and a Christian vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, also at Link Funeral Home. Services, conducted by Rev. David Wilkening, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in West Point. A full military rites burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in West Point.
Mr. Harmeyer is survived by his wife, Georgia; three sons, Allen Harmeyer of Phoenix, Charles Harmeyer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Dean Harmeyer of Forest Hills, N.Y.; one daughter, Lisa Ledbetter of Birmingham, Ala.; three brothers, Richard Harmeyer and Gary Harmeyer both of West Point, Iowa, and Carroll Harmeyer of Kansas City; three sisters, Joan Laughlin of West Point, Iowa, Mary Ann Asby of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Donna Lee Mokricky of Waterloo, Iowa; and six grandchildren.
One brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Marquette Foundation, the Iowa American Legion Foundation or the building fund Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Ella May Cassity
Ella May Scott Cassity died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999. She was 78.
Mrs. Cassity was born June 11, 1920, in Kirksville to William L. and Letha D. Scott. When she was six years old, her family moved from Memphis, Mo. to Columbia. Mrs. Cassity graduated from Hickman High School in 1937.
She married Ben W. Cassity on Nov. 23, 1939, in Columbia. In 1968, she moved to Arizona.
Mrs. Cassity was an MU student and a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She was a life-long member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association as well as a member and past president of the Panhellenic Council. She was also a charter member of the Kings Daughters. Mrs. Cassity attended First Presbyterian Church.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Charles Dryer, will be Monday at Columbia Cemetery, 30 E. Broadway.
Mrs. Cassity is survived by her husband of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; three daughters and four grandchildren.
Her parents and four brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 2600 I-70 Dr. N.W., Columbia, Mo. 65201 or American Lung Association, 1118 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63139.
Aloys G. Schoennoehl, formerly of Columbia, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at Lakeview Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Boonville. He was 61.
Mr. Schoennoehl was born Nov. 15, 1937, in Norfolk, Neb. He was the son of Aloys J. and Erna M. Kenney Schoennoehl.
Mr. Schoennoehl married L. Jean Gerhardt on Dec. 31, 1993, in Boonville. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Boonville.
Visitation for Mr. Schoennoehl will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. He will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Schoennoehl is survived by his parents; his wife; one son, Edward A. Schoennoehl of Columbia; three daughters, LaDora Rogers of Columbia, Regina Twenter of Pilot Grove and Vina Gerhardt of Boonville; seven stepchildren; one brother, Floyd K. Schoennoehl of Boonville; two sisters, Patricia Rhodman of Moberly and Betty Wells of Boonville; ten grandchildren; 22 stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, 115 Business Loop W., Columbia, Mo. 65203 or to Howard County Home Health and Hospice, 104 E. Davis, Fayette, Mo. 65248.
Fred Allen Brady
Fred Allen Brady of Columbia died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at his home. He was 80.
Mr. Brady was born on June 8, 1918, in Boone County to Charles and Cecilia Robbin Brady.
He married Wenonah Wayne on Nov. 27, 1942, in California. He was an army veteran of World War II and a member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.
Mr. Brady was past president of the Cosmopolitan Club, member of the Twilight Lodge #118, VFW, American Legion, the Elks Lodge, and the Allepo Grotto Tiger Shrine. He was co-owner of Brady Glass in Columbia since 1946.
Services, conducted by the Revs. Michael Keith and Bill Ryan, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, two sons, Phillip Charles Brady of Columbia and Wayne Allen Brady of Mexico, Mo.; a daughter, Donna Brady-Whitehead of Columbia; a sister, Alma Dougherty of Columbia; three brothers, Carl Brady and Raymond Brady, both of Columbia, and Dale Brady of Fulton; and 10 grandchildren.
Memorials can be sent to the American Heart Association, 2600 I-70 Dr. N.W., Columbia, Mo. 65202, or the American Cancer Society, 1 Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
William Ira Dannar
William Ira Dannar of Columbia died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at his home. He was 83.
Mr. Dannar was born Jan. 6, 1916, in McFall to Elie L. Dannar and Emma N. Wilson Dannar. H married Luci Moore on Nov. 30, 1946, in Columbia.
Mr. Dannar was a World War II veteran and a member of Memorial Baptist Church. Before retirement, he was a building and grounds supervisor for Columbia College and Woodhaven Learning Center. He was active in many community activities, and he helped organize the Boone County Volunteer Fire Department.
Visitation for Mr. Dannar will be held from noon to 2 p.m. today at Memorial Baptist Church, 1634 Paris Road. Services, conducted by the Rev. Robert Webb, will directly follow. Burial will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop W.
Mr. Dannar is survived by his wife, Luci Dannar of Columbia; four daughters, Kathe Brady of Mexico, Mo., Klara Dannar of Ann Arbor, Mich., Kristy Leath of Fort Worth, Texas, and Kelli Black of Flower Mound, Texas; three brothers, Curtis Dannar of Oregon, Mo., Raymond Dannar of Kansas City and Donald Dannar of Yuma, Ariz.
His first wife, daughter Nancy, and one sister and one brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Stained Glass Window Fund care of Memorial Baptist Church, 1634 Paris Road, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Charlotte K. Allen
Charlotte K. Allen of Columbia died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at Boone Retirement Center. She was 63.
She lived her entire life in Columbia and worked at K mart as a stock room clerk before retiring in 1990.
Mrs. Allen was born in Columbia on Oct. 22, 1935 to Denzel and Georgia Acton Stephens. She married Elbert G. Allen.
Mrs. Allen liked to travel.
"She was adventuresome. She wanted to have fun before it was too late," said her son David Allen.
Visitation for Mrs. Allen will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Service.
Mrs. Allen is survived by her sons, David Allen and Elbert Wayne Allen, both of Columbia; and two grandchildren.
Her husband, one son and two brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association, 1118 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63139-3196.
J.T. Benedict loved his family.
"He was a good father and husband," said Eva Benedict, Mr. Benedict's wife.
Mr. Benedict of Ashland died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at Ashland Healthcare in Ashland. He was 69.
He was born Aug. 1, 1929, in McBaine to Riggs Edward and Mary Lucille Mabrey Benedict. He married Eva R. Short on May 3, 1947.
In 1960, Mr. Benedict became a grounds supervisor at Stephens College. He worked there until his retirement in 1991.
Jody Russell, director of human resources at Stephens College, worked with Mr. Benedict for 10 years and knew him well.
"He was a longtime employee, and he was very well-liked," she said. Mr. Benedict also was a member of the Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church in Columbia.
Visitation for Mr. Benedict will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland.
Funeral services for Mr. Benedict, conducted by the Rev. Randell Germann, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland.
He will be buried at the Little Bonne Femme Cemetery in Columbia.
Mr. Benedict is survived by his wife; two sons, Darrie Benedict of Columbia, and Clinton Benedict of Ashland; two daughters, Donna Glascock of Ashland, and Kathy Little of Columbia; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
His parents and two brothers died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Ashland Healthcare, 300 S. Henry Clay Blvd., Ashland, Mo., 65010.
Tommy Ray Burton
Tommy Ray Burton found a strong comfort in the Boone County area. He was a lifelong resident of the county.
Betty Lamb said she first met Mr. Burton when he was 11. From that point on, she took notice of the caring side of Mr. Burton.
"He was very likable," said Lamb, a good friend of Mr. Burton's mother, Fern Burton. "His personality made him that way."
For the last several years, Mr. Burton lived in Columbia. He worked in a factory owned by Victor and Spears.
Mr. Burton died at his home in Columbia on Monday, Jan. 25, 1999. He was 41.
Mr. Burton was born Feb. 5, 1957, in Mexico to Howard and Fern Burton.
Visitation for Mr. Burton will be Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Meador & Son Funeral Home in Centralia. Services, conducted by the Rev. Larry Ball, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Meador & Son Chapel. Mr. Burton will be buried in the City of Centralia Cemetery.
Mr. Burton is survived by his mother; one son, Tanner Burton of Hallsville; one daughter, Brittany Burton, of Hallsville; a brother, Roy Burton of Hannibal; and a sister, Wanda Sue Rivers of Stratford, Okla.
His father died earlier.
Trina Cook of Columbia died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at University Hospital.
Trina was born Jan. 25, 1999, to Michael Cook and Trinita Brown.
Graveside services for Trina, conducted by the Rev. Jerod Ellis, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Trina is survived by her parents, Michael Cook and Trinita Brown of Columbia; two brothers, Charles and Lance Cook of Columbia; her paternal grandmother, Helen Cook of East St. Louis, Ill.; and her maternal grandmother, Vernadine Brown of East St. Louis, Ill.
Tommy Ray Burton
Tommy Ray Burton, a lifetime resident of Boone County, found a strong comfort in the area.
"He was very likeable," said Betty Lamb, a good friend of Mr. Burton's mother, Fern Burton. "His personality made him that way."
Mr. Burton died at his home in Columbia on Monday, Jan. 25, 1999. He was 41.
Mr. Burton was born Feb. 5, 1957, in Mexico to Howard and Fern Burton. Lamb said she first met Mr. Burton when he was 11. From that point on, she took notice of his caring side.
For the last several years, Mr. Burton lived in Columbia. He worked in a factory owned by Victor and Spears.
Visitation for Mr. Burton will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Meador and Son Funeral Home in Centralia. Services, conducted by the Rev. Larry Ball, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Meador and Son Chapel. Mr. Burton will be buried in the City of Centralia Cemetery.
Mr. Burton is survived by his mother; one son, Tanner Burton of Hallsville; one daughter, Brittney Burton of Hallsville; a brother, Roy Burton of Hannibal; and a sister, Wanda Sue Rivers of Stratford, Okla.
His father died earlier.
George Ann Larson
George Ann Larson of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 75.
Mrs. Larson was born Oct. 21, 1923, in Moberly to George Moralee and Nadine Holman Madden. She married Sidney Larson on Aug. 30, 1947, in Columbia.
Mrs. Larson received her nursing degree from St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. She was active in the community for many years, serving on the Salvation Army Board and serving Boone County Hospital as the nursing director. She also headed the Columbia School of Practical Nursing in its early days, and was a member of Chapter AZ of P.E.O.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Dorsey Chapel at Columbia College, 1001 Rogers St. The burial will be a private family service at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mrs. Larson is survived by her husband, Sidney Larson of Columbia; her mother, Nadine Madden of Columbia; two daughters, Catherine Larson of Bloomington, Ind., and Nancy Moneke of Salem, Ore.; and four grandchildren.
Her father and an infant daughter died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the George Ann Larson Scholarship Fund in care of Columbia College, 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Cullan Lane McCrary
Cullan Lane McCrary of Oklahoma City died of a brain tumor Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at the Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was 5 months and 27 days old.
Cullan was born July 28, 1998, in Oklahoma City to Stacy and Patty McCrary.
"He was born with a brain tumor," said Sharon McCrary of Columbia, Cullan's paternal grandmother. "He had two brain operations and was going to have a pretty good chance, but the brain tumor kept growing, and finally we had to let him go."
Cullan was baptized in the Baptist faith. Family visitation for Cullan will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Hope-Eldringhoff Funeral Home in Gallatin. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Cullan will be buried in the McCrary family cemetery in Gallatin.
Cullan is survived by his parents, Stacy and Patty McCrary of Oklahoma City; two half-sisters, Melissa Bacon of Oklahoma City and Devon Husky of Columbia; two paternal grandparents, Loran and Sharon McCrary of Columbia; two maternal grandparents, Jim and Becky Bacon of Sedalia; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
His brother, Treavor Lane McCrary, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Children's Hospital Brain Tumor Research Center, Oklahoma City, in care of Hope-Eldringhoff Funeral Home, 201 S. Market, Gallatin, Mo. 64640.
Frances Southerd of Columbia died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999. She was 77.
Mrs. Southerd was born Dec. 6, 1921, to Thomas and Elizabeth Friedman in Biggs, Calif.
She married William D. Southerd on Sept. 21, 1938, in Reno, Nev. Mrs. Southerd was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Columbia.
Visitation for Mrs. Southerd will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. R.L. Gilstrap, will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Sturgeon.
Mrs. Southerd is survived by her daughter, Mary Miller of Columbia; one brother, Marty Friedman of Gridely, Calif.; and one sister, Anna Sixt of Fair Oaks, Calif.
Her husband, one son, one brother and one sister died earlier.
J.W. 'Bud' Enochs
J.W. "Bud" Enochs spent a lot of time tending his garden and amazing others with the beautiful flowers in his yard.
Mr. Enochs died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at Ashland Healthcare. He was 81.
A member of the U.S. Army's Search Light Division in World War II, His sister, Helen Burkey of Columbia, said Mr. Enochs devoted his life to helping his friends and family.
"He was a kind person who liked doing good for others," she said.
Mr. Enochs served in the Army Search Light Division in World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post #202 and VFW Post #280 .
In order to earn money during the depression, Mr. Enochs, who grew up on a farm in Boone County, sold gravel that he and his father hauled from creek beds.
"It gave him the real value of a dollar," said his son Charles of Columbia.
Mr. Enochs is survived by two sisters, Grace Moberly and Helen Burkey; two sons, Charles Enochs and Richard Enochs; and one daughter, Bonnie Jo Price. All live in Columbia.
His parents, wife, one brother and one sister died earlier.
Visitation will be this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, #1 Broadway, Suite C-1, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Addie Louis Harvey of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999 at Boone Hospital Center. She was 80.
Mrs. Harvey was born to Tanny and Amy Woods on Dec. 31, 1918 in St. Joseph. She was married to Fred Harvey. Mrs. Harvey was employed by University Hospital and Clinics as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 36 years. She graduated from Douglass High School and was a member of the Second Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. Fourth St. Services, conducted by Rev. Donald R. McNeal, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mrs. Harvey is survived by two sons, Charles Delroy McDonald and Richard Lee McDonald, both of Columbia; her sister, Madge Dixon of Columbia; and eight grandchildren.
Her husband and a stepbrother died earlier.
Kenneth Howard of Columbia died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at University Hospital. He was 86.
Mr. Howard was born May 13, 1912, in Cresco, Iowa, to Fred Howard and Elzada Schafer Howard. He was raised on a farm in Minnesota, where he worked until he was 27.
He married Marjorie Fisk on June 16, 1940, in Nashua, Iowa. After they were married, the Howards moved to Cresco. Mr. Howard was a bulk agent for DX gasoline company after being discharged from the U.S. Army. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion in Cresco.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Mr. Howard will be buried in the New Organ Cemetery in Cresco, Iowa.
Mr. Howard is survived by his wife, Marjorie Howard of Columbia; two sons, Gordon Howard of Columbia and K. Steven Howard of Key Largo, Fla.; one sister, Charlotte Wicke of Brownsville, Texas and three grandchildren.
Henry Simeon Keen of Ashland died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999. He was 89. A ham radio enthusiast, Mr. Keen was known for his work in radar and satellite technology, holding five patents for radar systems.
But Mr. Keen might have been best known as W2CPTK, the call letters he used for years as a ham radio operator in New York. In 1925, he became one of the youngest licensed ham radio operators.
"He'd been a registered ham radio operator for all those years," said Howard Keen, his son. "Of course, he was involved with that actually since childhood."
Mr. Keen's interest in ham radio was also a way to communicate with longtime friends.
"He stayed involved in that after retirement," Howard Keen said. "All of his engineering friends kept in touch weekly by ham gatherings." Mr. Keen was born on Oct. 19, 1909, to Henry Simeon and Millicent Howard Keen in Brooklyn, New York. On Aug. 5, 1943, Mr. Keen married Frances Garrett in Brooklyn.
Mr. Keen served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, working as a radar repairman from August 1943 until March 1946.
He also worked for Airborne Instruments Laboratory from November 1943 until he retired in January 1973. As part of the company, Mr. Keen helped develop new techniques to improve satellite communication. "That was essentially his area of expertise," Howard Keen said.
"Intellectual pursuits were really what he focused his life on." Howard Keen recalled his father briefly coming to from a coma.
"I was sitting by his bedside. He came out of the coma and said, 'I have an idea,'" Howard Keen recalled. "That really epitomized his life."
Services will be private.
Mr. Keen is survived by his son of Ashland; a daughter, Margaret Patterson of Bowdoinham, Maine; and two grandchildren, Joshua Patterson of Bowdoinham, Maine, and Emily Keen of Columbia.
His wife died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Ashland Baptist Church, 203 E. Broadway, Ashland, Mo., 65010.
Donald Dean Ryberg of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 66.
Mr. Ryberg served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran.
Mr. Ryberg was born Sept. 20, 1932, in Osage, Kan. to Jess and Emma White Ryberg. He married Norma Briggs in Independence on May 17, 1963.
"He was a loving father and husband and an avid outdoorsman," said his daughter, Rebekah Winingar of Columbia. "He always did what he could to help people out."
Mr. Ryberg was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Visitation for Mr. Ryberg will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Alan Helland, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Ryberg is survived by his wife, Norma Ryberg of Edgar Springs; two brothers, Melvin Ryberg of Phoenix, Ariz., and Daryl Ryberg of Lakewood, Colo.; one son, Jeffrey Briggs of Topeka, Kan.; six daughters, Frances Kiene and Rebekah Winingar of Columbia, Kathleen Martin of Devil's Elbow, Donna Groves of Harper, Kan., Tanya Mills of Topeka, Kan., Marcy Art of Joplin; and 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Dr., Columbia, MO 65201 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, MO 65205.
Hazel Smull's knowledge will live on in the generations of children she has taught and influenced.
"Teaching and church was her life," said daughter-in-law Jill Smull.
"People referred to her as being a sweet, loving, warm person-a typical school teacher."
Mrs. Smull of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at Regional Care Center. She was 84.
Mrs. Smull was born April 9, 1914, to Wilson and Mattie Singer in Epsy, Pa.
Before moving to Regional Care Center, Mrs. Smull was a resident of O'Fallon, where she taught for 14 years before retiring. She also was a member of the First Baptist Church of O'Fallon.
Mrs. Smull taught elementary school classes for a total of 27 years in both Pennsylvania and Missouri. She also volunteered as a Sunday-school teacher.
"She taught before her sons were born, then later went back after they were grown," Jill Smull said.
Visitation for Mrs. Smull will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Baue Funeral Home in O'Fallon. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Baue Chapel. She will be buried at St. Charles Memorial Gardens in St. Charles.
Mrs. Smull is survived by a sister, Letha Newcomer of Williamsport, Pa.; two sons, Ronald Smull and Bill Smull, both of Columbia; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Her husband, Robert Smull, a brother and a sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, care of Baue Funeral Home, 311 Wood Street, O'Fallon, Mo. 63366.