Wallace N. George
Wallace N. George Sr. of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at Riverdell Care Center in Boonville. He was 91.
Mr. George was born Aug. 6, 1907, in Howard County to Orville and Stella Newman George. He married Lucille Ridge in Marshall on Feb. 4, 1945. He was a member of Bethal Methodist Church of Fayette.
Visitation for Mr. George will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Revs. Earl Lewellen and Jerry Henry, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Red Top Cemetery in Hallsville.
Mr. George is survived by his wife, Lucille George of Columbia; three sons, William George of Columbia, Gary George of Hartsburg, and Wally George of Marshall; one daughter, Judy Creson of Boonville; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
One son, one daughter and one brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Red Top Cemetery Association or Fairview Reorganized Church of Latter-Day Saints, 1111 Fairview Road, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Frank "Candy" King of Columbia was a good father.
"He was a very loving and responsible father who led us in the right direction, as far as advice and life were concerned," said his daughter, Katherine Pruitt.
Mr. King died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at his home. He was 75. Pruitt said Mr. King was always ready with a hug for his children. He was important to his friends as well.
"He was a friend when anyone needed him," Pruitt said. Mr. King was born May 11, 1923, in Vandalia to Richard and Clara Wright King.
Mr. King was a veteran of World War II, and he worked for Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Co. in Bloomington, Ill., until 1983. He then moved to Columbia where he worked for several years at Pruitt and Associates.
While living in Columbia, Mr. King taught boxing to teenagers. He was experienced in the sport, having been an amateur boxer himself.
Mr. King was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and was well-loved in the community, Pruitt said.
Visitation for Mr. King will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. Fourth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Raymond Hayes, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 204 E. Ash St.
Mr. King is survived by his two sons, Randall King of Columbia, and Eddie Gross of San Diego; his daughter, Katherine Gray Pruitt of Columbia; two stepsons, Rodney Woods and Cortez King, both of Columbia; two step-daughters, Sandra Jefferson and Sherry Woods, both of Columbia; seven grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.
Cody W. Thomas
Cody William Thomas of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at University Hospital. He was 14 days old.
"His little intestines just weren't grown yet," said Cody's grandfather, C.W. Thomas of Columbia. "It was just God's will."
Cody was born Jan. 13, 1999, in Columbia to Gerry William and Shannon Nicole Orr Thomas.
"He came into this world before he was ready," C.W. Thomas said. "He stayed 14 days, and I thought that was great. It was a pretty good loss to us. Fine looking boy, though."
Visitation for Cody will be today from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Nathaniel Paige, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. He will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
He is survived by his parents, Gerry W. and Shannon N. Thomas of Columbia; one brother, Justin William Thomas of Centralia; his grandparents, C.W. and Patricia Thomas of Columbia and Thomas and Cathy Orr of Detroit; and two great-grandmothers, Opal Powers of Columbia and Ardath Wichert of St. Augustine, Fla.
Memorials may be sent to the Cody W. Thomas Memorial fund, care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Joyce Snipes' love for working outdoors kept her busy in the yard for most of her days.
She loved flowers and enjoyed fixing things up, Lucille Wade, Mrs. Snipes' older sister said.
"She just loved working out in the yard," Wade said. "She had the prettiest flowers you ever saw."
Mrs. Snipes of Columbia died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 65.
Mrs. Snipes, a homemaker, was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church as well as the National Humane Society.
Mrs. Snipes was born Oct. 7, 1933, in Boone County to Everett Lee and Cynthia Marie Daugherty DeVore. She married John L. Snipes on May 8, 1954.
Visitation for Mrs. Snipes was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Rd. Services, conducted by the Rev. Al Oetman, will be at 2 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home. She will be buried in Oakland Cemetery.
Mrs. Snipes is survived by her husband; one son, David Snipes of Columbia; two brothers, Carl DeVore of Columbia, and James Leonard DeVore of Sturgeon; one sister, Lucille Wade of Columbia; and one half-sister, Joan Gish of Blaine, Minn.
Her parents and two brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Seventh-day Adventist Church Building Fund in care of the Rev. Al Oetman, 1100 College Park Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Yvette L. Loveless
Yvette Loveless died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, in an automobile accident at the intersection of U.S. 63 and Calvert Hill Road. She was 30.
Mrs. Loveless worked as a secretary for Bata Construction Company.
Mrs. Loveless was born July 2, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn., to Clifton Bata and Judy Haynes Bata. She married E. Wesley Loveless on Nov. 17, 1986 in Memphis, Tenn.
Visitation will be held today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jeffrey Benson, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at University Baptist Church, 4275 Highway WW E. Columbia. She will be buried in Dripping Spring Cemetery.
Mrs. Loveless is survived by her parents of Columbia; her husband of Southaven, Miss.; one son, Jacob Wesley Loveless of Columbia; two daughters, Lindsey Lee and Leah Lynn Loveless, both of Columbia; a brother, Kevin Lee Bata of Columbia; and her maternal grandparents.
Alvin F. Wehmeyer
The oldest of five children, Alvin Frederick Wehmeyer set an example for his four sisters as a generous, kind-hearted person.
"He's the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back," said his sister Ileen Dometrorch. "He was very kind and worked very hard. He loved his grandkids."
Mr. Wehmeyer died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. The Rocheport resident was 82.
Raised on a farm, Mr. Wehmeyer baled hay and farmed his entire life. He also worked at MU until his retirement.
Mr. Wehmeyer was born March 13, 1916, in Warren County to Carl William and Ida Sieckmann Wehmeyer. He married Josephine Dometrorch on Nov. 1, 1942.
Services for Mr. Wehmeyer will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mr. Wehmeyer is survived by his wife; three sons, Glenn Wehmeyer, Dean Wehmeyer and Dale Wehmeyer, all of Rocheport; two daughters, Freda Ferguson and Juanita Smarr, both of Rocheport; four sisters, Berndena Alexander, Vernetta Wehmeyer, Ileen Dometrorch, all of Rocheport, and Helen Silvey of Columbia; and nine grandchildren.
John H. Bartow
John H. Bartow Sr. of Brunswick died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at Moberly Regional Hospital. He was 76.
"When a little town like Brunswick loses an educated, hardworking pillar of the community like my dad, a significant part of the town dies too," said John H. Bartow Jr. "There aren't many special characters like him still around."
Mr. Bartow was born March 24, 1922, in Brunswick to Russell V. and Martha Eula Harding Bartow. He married Rivers R. Rogers on Dec. 21, 1946.
He was a farmer, realtor and hardware-store owner for about 50 years before he retired 10 years ago, his son said.
Mr. Bartow was a Shriner and a member of the American Legion of Brunswick. He graduated from Brunswick High School and the University of MIssouri-Columbia, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Gibson Funeral Home, 207 W. Broadway, Brunswick. A memorial service, conducted by the Rev. Lanny Liebarger, will immediately follow visitation. Mr. Bartow's body will be cremated.
Mr. Bartow is survived by one son, John H. Bartow Jr. of St. Joseph; two daughters, Brook Meara of St. Louis, and Rivers Watrous of Brunswick; one brother, William R. Bartow of Washington, D.C.; and five grandchildren.
His wife and one brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Lucille Sorenson Scholarship to Help Children of Brunswick, c/o Chariton County Bank, 116 W. Broadway, Brunswick, Mo. 65236.
Gladys E. Polmantier
Gladys E. Polmantier of Lee's Summit died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Village Care Center in Lee's Summit. She was 85.
Mrs. Polmantier was born April 26, 1913, in Holdrege, Neb., to John and Otelia Thorell. She married Paul C. Polmantier on June 26, 1936.
She and her husband, an MU professor, lived in Columbia from 1948 to 1977. Her husband died in 1977, and Mrs. Polmantier moved to John Knox Village in Lee's Summit in 1980.
Mrs. Polmantier enjoyed flower gardening and traveling. She also was proud of her three grandchildren.
Her husband was the founder of the department of educational psychology at MU and was one of the founders of the doctoral program in counseling psychology, said Michael Patton, educational and counseling psychology chairman. A library and a scholarship were founded in Dr. Polmantier's name.
Services for Mrs. Polmantier will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Langsford Funeral Home, Third and Jefferson Streets, in Lee's Summit. She will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mrs. Polmantier is survived by two daughters, Joan Campbell of Warsaw and Jean McCune of Norman, Okla.; and three grandchildren, Bradford Campbell of Alexandria, Va., and Stephanie and Brandon McCune, both of Norman, Okla.
Memorials may be sent to the Paul C. Polmantier Scholarship Fund, c/o Gail Martin, Office of Development, 306 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, Mo. 65211.
Ila 'Bea' Bennett
Ila "Bea" Bennett of Ashland died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She was 66.
Mrs. Bennett was born Oct. 8, 1932, in Bandera, Texas, to George H. Fee and Ila B. Hay Fee.
She married Mitchell Bennett on Sept. 5, 1952, in Holyoke, Mass.
Mrs. Bennett worked as a senior stenographer for the state Department of Highways and Transportation.
She was a member of Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church in Columbia. Mrs. Bennett was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #309 and the American Auxiliary Unit 152, both of Ashland.
Visitation for Mrs. Bennett will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd. in Ashland. There will be an Order of Eastern Star service at 7 p.m.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Wallace Johnson and the Rev. Don Snyder, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. in Columbia.
Mrs. Bennett is survived by her husband; three sons, Mitchell Bennett of Ashland, J. Scott Bennett of Auxvasse and Curtis A. Bennett of Mexico, Mo.; a daughter, Rhonda Nichols of Ashland; two brothers, Gene Fee of Bandera, Texas, and Wayne Fee of Bowie, Texas; a sister, Lanella Olson of Aurora, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.
Her parents and a sister, Georgia Staudt, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #309 or to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 152, Ashland, Mo., 65010.
Roy K. Creger
Roy Kenneth Creger of Columbia died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at Boone Retirement Center. He was 79.
Mr. Creger was born Nov. 21, 1919, in Los Angeles to Ruben and Augusta C. Gork Creger. He married Louise Wry on April 23, 1946, in Redondo Beach, Calif.
During World War II, Mr. Creger was a member of the Navy Seabees, and he was later employed as an aircraft machinist at North American Aviation in Los Angeles. He was a member of Forestville United Methodist Church in Forestville, Calif. Mr. Creger moved to Columbia in June 1998.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway. Services, conducted by the Rev. Susan Cox-Johnson, will be at 11 a.m. He will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mr. Creger is survived by his wife of Columbia and one daughter, Ruth Cassity, of Columbia. His parents and one son, Kenneth Roy Creger, died earlier.
Chloa May Emig
Chloa May Emig of Columbia died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at Ashland Healthcare. She was 98.
Mrs. Emig was born Nov. 19, 1900, in Perryville to Willis and Emily Gordon McClintock. She married Fred W. Emig on Oct. 6, 1920, in St Louis.
As a member of Forum Boulevard Christian Church, a life member of V.F.W. Emig Memorial Auxiliary and a Life Member of Purple Heart, goodwill and charity defined Mrs. Emig's life.
Mrs. Emig's daughter Trudy fondly remembers her as a "great little gal who loved the Lord with all her heart".
"After Dad died in 1982, she and three other grannies ran a baby-sitting service for women busy with Bible study or Alcoholics Anonymous," she said. "She even made enough that we had to pay income tax, but for her it was a work of love."
Services, conducted by the Rev. Max Jennings, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Emig will be buried beside her husband in the Patriots Tribute section of Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Calif.
Mrs. Emig is survived by her daughter, Trudy M. Schmitt of Columbia; four grandchildren; five great- grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren.
Her husband and seven siblings died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Show Me Christian Children's Youth Home, P.O. Box 6, Lamonte, Mo., 65337, or to the Emig Memorial Post & Aux. No. 3100 V.F.W., 3905 Germania Ave., St. Louis, Mo., 63116.
James P. Murphy
James Patrick Murphy of Columbia died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at his home. He was 83.
Mr. Murphy was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and the Legion of Mary.
"He was very active in his parish and a very gentle and kind person," said his wife, Verna Murphy.
Mr. Murphy was born Feb. 28, 1915, in St. Louis to James Aloysius and Mary Callahan Murphy.
He served in the U.S. Army in Europe from 1941 until November 1945. After he returned from the war, he married Verna Muskopf in St. Louis in 1949.
In 1955, Mr. Murphy received his bachelor's degree in medical records library science from Saint Louis University. He worked as a medical librarian for the Veterans Administration until he retired in 1973. He also was a medical librarian for Columbia Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Services, conducted by the Rev. Michael Flanagan, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 903 Bernadette Drive. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife of Columbia; three sons, Jerry Murphy of Columbia, Mark Murphy of Portland, Ore., and Thomas Murphy of Honolulu; one daughter, Mary Griese of St. Louis; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the building fund at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 903 Bernadette Drive, or to Bethlehem Home, P.O. Box 535, Columbia, Mo. 65205.