Malinda Opal Curren
Malinda Opal Curren of Columbia died Monday, Feb. 23, 1998, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 84.
Mrs. Curren was a member of Progressive Missionary Baptist Church. She was active in the church as a Sunday school teacher and former president of the deaconess board. She was a former president of the Mount Carmel District Womens Mission, a coalition of Mid-Missouri Baptist churches. She was also a member of Church Women United and American War Mothers.
She was what we would call a mother of the church, said the Rev. Roderick Williams, pastor of Progressive Missionary Baptist Church. She was just a very sweet person.
Mrs. Curren was born Dec. 22, 1913, in Carrolton to William Ward and Allie Jones. She graduated from Dalton Vocational High School.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. Fourth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Harold J. Butler, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 702 Banks St. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Curren is survived by three sons, Charles E. Curren of Minneapolis, Eugene W. Curren of Brunswick and Ronald R. Curren of Denver; nine daughters, Marion E. Smith of Corpus Christi, Texas, Linda E. Campbell and Gloria E. Harris, both of Kansas City, Veta Faye Curren and Neta K. Curren-Sanders, both of Denver, Delores A. Bradford, Doris Y. Richardson, Joyce P. Kelly and Mildred E. Curren, all of Columbia; 31 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her husband, Estel Curren, and one sister died earlier.
Robert L. Morris
Robert L. Morris of Columbia died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 79.
Mr. Morris was a World War II veteran. He served with the 23rd Seabees on Guam and in the Marianas. Robbie Duncan, his son, said Mr. Morris witnessed the end of the war.
He was on the USS Missouri when they signed the peace treaty to end World War II, Duncan said.
Mr. Morris spent 40 years as a general excavating contractor. He began working in the construction business at the age of 13, during the Great Depression. He operated an excavating business in his hometown of Wellsville before going to work for a Columbia contractor in 1960. Mr. Morris bought the business one year later. The business became Robert Morris Excavating.
He was a very outgoing, caring person, Duncan said.
Mr. Morris was born on Feb. 9, 1919, to Walter and Bessie Wright Morris in Middleton. He married Anita C. Bock in 1965 in Jefferson City.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Morris is survived by two sons, Jim Morris of Centralia and Robbie Duncan of Columbia; one daughter, Bobbie Bennett of Waycross, Ga.; one sister and brother-in-law, Nellie and Harold Paluska of Kansas City, Kan.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
His wife, three sisters and a twin brother died earlier.
Marguerite Micky Grathwohl of Columbia died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at Columbia Manor. She was 78.
Mrs. Grathwohl was born Nov. 4, 1919, to Ferdinand and Agnes Mella in Leavenworth, Kan.
As a first lieutenant in the Army, Mrs. Grathwohl served in a MASH unit in Africa, Italy and Sicily during World War II.
In 1945, she married George Grathwohl.
Her nursing career spanned 40 years. She was assistant director of nurses at Boone Hospital Center, director of nurses for Student Health Services at MU and a nursing home investigator for the Missouri Division of Aging.
Diane Burkardt, who worked with Mrs. Grathwohl for 10 years at Student Health Services, remembers her ability to attract people.
She had a lovely, infectious laugh, Burkardt said. She was good with her patients. She liked people, and they liked her.
Not only did she have a positive outlook on life, but Mrs. Grathwohl always had a good joke or story to tell her friends, Burkardt said. She was both smart and talented.
Not many people knew this about her, but she was a really talented amateur painter, Burkardt said. She showed me some of her paintings a couple of weeks ago, and they were really quite good. She was a really talented lady.
The caring attitude she had in nursing also was present in her personal life.
Weve been close friends and raised families together, said Bernadine Johnson, who worked with her at Boone Hospital Center and Student Health Services. Shes not only an excellent nurse but a close friend.
Mrs. Grathwohl will be greatly missed by all of her friends.
When you know someone that long, their presence doesnt really leave, but you lose the person, Johnson said.
After her retirement from nursing, Mrs. Grathwohl was a housemother at the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at MU.
Her husband died earlier.
In 1982, she married Jim Creamer. He died in 1995.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. A prayer service will follow.
A funeral Mass, conducted by the Rev. Michael Quinn, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Drive. Burial with military honors will follow at Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Grathwohl is survived by six children, Pete Grathwohl and Sharon Harl of Columbia, Pat Grathwohl and Peggy Kirkpatrick of Rocheport, Kathi Miller of New Franklin and Michael Grathwohl of Minneapolis; a sister, Marianne Donaldson of Fort Worth, Texas; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Central Missouri Food Bank, 2000 Pennsylvania Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Roger W. Blanchard
Bishop Roger Wilson Blanchard of Round Pond, Maine, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, at his home. He was 88.
From 1943 to 1949, Bishop Blanchard was the rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia. He served as chaplain to Christian College (now Columbia College), the University of Missouri-Columbia and Stephens College, where he was on the faculty.
He was one of my dearest friends, said Peggy Rhynsburger. Rhynsburger, 93, is a 70-year parishioner and former lay minister at Calvary Episcopal Church. He was such a generous man. He was a wonderful, wonderful person and a very good friend of ours. I dont think he had a prejudice in the world.
One of the most outstanding things about Roger was that he was always working very hard for human rights in Columbia. I had the first integrated girls camp in the Midwest thanks to the Campfire Girls, and Roger was most supportive. When I first started the camp, his daughter and my daughter were the only white children.
Bishop Blanchard was born Sept. 11, 1909, in Brockton, Mass., to Charles and Grace Hamlin Blanchard. He graduated from Boston University and the Episcopal Theological Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood in 1936.
Bishop Blanchard married Patricia Goodwillie in 1936.
He served as curate of St. Stephens Church in Lynn, Mass., from 1936 to 1938, and as rector of St. Peters Church in Beverly, Mass., from 1938 to 1943.
From 1950 to 1956, Bishop Blanchard was the executive director of College Work for the Episcopal Church. Between 1956 and 1958, he was dean of St. Johns Cathedral in Jacksonville, Fla. He was elected to the position of bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Southern Ohio in 1958. A year later, he became diocesan bishop until 1971.
In 1970, Bishop Blanchard became the vice president of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church. He retired in 1974 but continued to serve as an assistant at Trinity Church in Boston. He also was an assisting bishop in the Diocese of Massachusetts.
For the past 18 years, Bishop Blanchard volunteered in the Maine State Prison System. In March 1997, the governor recognized him for his many years of service in support of prisoners and their families. In November 1997, the Maine Council of Churches awarded Bishop Blanchard the Ecumenical Achievement Award.
Bishop Blanchard is survived by his sons, David D. Blanchard of Bedford Hills, N.Y., and Peter S. Blanchard of Old Greenwich, Conn.; a daughter, Joan B. Gay of Framingham, Mass.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
His wife and brother died earlier.
A funeral was held Feb. 21 in Maine. A memorial service will be held in Boston on Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m.
Memorials may be sent to the Roger Blanchard Bishops Discretionary Fund, in care of Joan B. Gay, 25 LaClede Ave., Framingham, Mass., 01701.
Alexander V. Adams
Alexander Vaughn Adams died Monday, Feb. 23, 1998, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 1 day old.
Alexander was born Feb. 22, 1998, in Columbia to Nicholas and Sandra Waters Adams.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Charles Parker, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum.
Along with his parents, Alexander is survived by his grandparents, Jerrie Adams and Sherri Bloom of Columbia and John Waters of Lovilia, Iowa; and great-grandparents, Ed Collins of Columbia and Frances Waters of Lovilia, Iowa.
His sister and paternal grandfather died earlier.
James Carl Matwiejow
James Carl Matwiejow of Columbia died Monday, Feb. 23, 1998, at his home. He was 37. The cause of death has not been determined.
Mr. Matwiejow worked as a machinist for Stant Inc. He was born Jan. 20, 1961, in Montour Falls, N.Y., to Matthew and Angeline Rice Matwiejow.
Visitation for Mr. Matwiejow will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services, conducted by the Rev. Joe Hendren, will be at 11 a.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home. Mr. Matwiejows body will be cremated.
Mr. Matwiejow is survived by his mother, Angeline Rice Matwiejow of Okeechobee, Fla.; one brother, Thomas Matwiejow of Okeechobee, Fla.; one sister, Shirley Tipton, of Dayton, Ohio; and longtime girlfriend, Tammy Mordica of Columbia.
Ruby Irene Gailey
Ruby Irene Gailey of Neosho died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, at her home. She was 70.
Mrs. Gaileys daughter, Shauna Hathman described her as a very gentle person who was always willing to help.
Mrs. Gailey was born June 9, 1927, in Faulkner, Kan., to Edwin Stanley and Ella Blanch Marlow Faulkner. She married Deward Gailey June 14, 1947, in Neosho.
As a member of the United Methodist Church, Mrs. Gailey helped prepare dinners for the congregation. She also collected door-to-door donations for the American Cancer Society from her neighborhood in Neosho.
She worked as a clerk for the Newton County Health Department.
Mrs. Gailey loved to watch figure skating because of its grace, her daughter said. She was able to watch some of this years Olympic figure skating competition before she died.
On Valentines Day, Mrs. Gailey got to hold her only great-granddaughter for the first time. Hathman recalled the sweet look on her mothers face as she held the 4-month-old child.
Graveside services, conducted by the Rev. J.C. Harp, were held Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery, southwest of Neosho.
Mrs. Gailey is survived by her husband, Deward Gailey; two daughters, Shauna Hathman of Columbia and Terri Harper of Neosho; one sister, June Williams of Pueblo, Colo.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Newton County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, in care of Clark Funeral Home, 312 Wood St., Neosho, Mo., 64850.
Sarah Helen Combs
Sarah Helen Combs of Wellsville died Monday, Feb. 23, 1998, at the Gamma Nursing Center in Wellsville. She was 78.
Mrs. Combs farmed north of Bellflower with her husband Sydney Ray Combs. They were married on Sept. 2, 1938. They were together for nearly 57 years, until Mr. Combs died on April 12, 1995.
The Combs were active in the Bellflower, Olney and the Middletown area. Mrs. Combs served as leader of the 4-H program for a number of years and was a member of the Olney Methodist Church and the Middletown Ladies Bible Study.
She really had a sense of community, said Betty Mongler, her daughter.
Mrs. Combs also enjoyed gardening and baking. Mongler said her mother always shared vegetables from her garden and anything she baked with family and friends. Mrs. Combs always loved the outdoors, she said.
She enjoyed watching wildlife as long as it stayed out of her garden, Mongler said. She loved to laugh.
Mongler remembers a black snake her mother let live in the garden to protect it from mice and insects. Mongler said her job as a biology teacher stems from her mothers love of nature.
Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Schlanker Funeral Home , 207 Danville Road in Montgomery City.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Timothy Farris, will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery, north of Bellflower.
Casketbearers will include Kenneth Brown, Charles Hawkins, Steve Sanderson, Sam Harness, Roger Oden and Roger Mudd. All are friends and neighbors of Mrs. Combs.
Mrs. Combs is survived by five children: Reva Jane Billings of Florissant, Anne Wasson of Canandaigua, N.Y., Betty Lou Mongler and her husband Ricky, of Mexico, Mo., Robert Combs of Middletown, and Sue Clare of Columbia; one sister Lelia Talley of Marshall, Ill.; and 11 grandchildren.
Her husband and two sons, Loren Wiseman Hays and Richard ONeal Combs died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Macedonia Cemetery.
Todd Gregory Dooley
Todd Gregory Dooley of Ft. Worth, Texas, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, in Ft. Worth of a heart attack. He was 36.
Mr. Dooley was born July 7, 1961, in Waynesville, Mo. At age 1, he moved to Ft. Worth with his mother and his stepfather.
As far as he was concerned, he was from Texas, said his mother, Georgia Brown Schriner.
After high school, Mr. Dooley entered the Navy, where he spent the next four years. When he returned to the Ft. Worth area, Dooley spent many years bartending at the biggest night clubs in town, his mother said. When he wasnt bartending, Mr. Dooley often liked to rock `n roll on stage with his band, Kats.
He liked to entertain people, said his sister, Debra Gonzales.
His circle of friends ranged well beyond the Ft. Worth city limits.
Whenever I went away on vacation and he stayed at home, Id come back and my phone bill would have doubled, said his mother.
For the last two years, Mr. Dooley spent much of his time at home with his mother and his three children.
He was a loving father, and was very devoted to his children and to his mother, Gonzales said.
Services will be at the Greenwood Funeral Home 2 p.m. Thursday in Ft. Worth, Texas. Mr. Dooleys body will be cremated, and his ashes will be spread in the ocean.
Mr. Dooley is survived by his wife, Velvet Dooley of Ft. Worth, Texas; his children, Julia, Sunny and Christian Dooley, all of Ft. Worth; his mother and stepfather, Georgia and Chris Schriner of Ft. Worth; his sisters, Debra Gonzales of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Judy Beavers of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Thelma Grace Forbes
Thelma Grace Forbes of Columbia died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 93.
Mrs. Forbes was born Feb. 8, 1905, in Woodlandville to Emmett Clay (Dick) and Sarah Akeman Wilhite. She married R. Douglas Forbes of Columbia on Dec. 12, 1945. Mrs. Forbes worked for Boone County National Bank for 35 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Fayette and the Eastern Star.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. John Savage, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.
Mrs. Forbes is survived by her husband; two brothers-in-law, E. Edmon Forbes and Jack Adams; one sister-in-law, Hallene Johnson; and seven nieces and nephews.
Her one brother and two sisters died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of ones choice.
Caroline B. Pearman
Caroline Benson Pearman of Columbia died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at Lenoir Health Care Center in Columbia. She was 86.
She was a kind and gracious woman, said the Rev. Vince Linnebur, who was Mrs. Pearmans friend for 14 years.
Mrs. Pearman graduated from Clarence High School in 1928, before graduating from MU in 1931 with a bachelors degree in education. She received a scholarship to pursue a masters degree, which she received from MU in 1937. For five years, she taught at several high schools in Missouri, including Ashland, Leeton and Memphis. Mrs. Pearman then taught at Moberly Junior College for six years. She later taught in the MU English department. Before retirement in 1975, she taught in MUs correspondence study department for 19 years.
Mrs. Pearman was a member of the National Council of Teachers of English, Modern Language Association, Pi Lambda Theta, Susanna Circle of United Methodist Women, League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women.
Mrs. Pearman was born April 13, 1911, in Pueblo, Colo., to William R. and Hager M. Hart Benson. She grew up in Monroe and Shelby Counties. She married Floyd Pearman on Aug. 28, 1944.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Rhymes H. Moncure Jr. and the Rev.Vince Linnebur will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 1998, at the McMurray Chapel at Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St.
Mrs. Pearman is survived by one brother, John H. Benson of St. Louis; one sister, Margaret Matson of State College, Pa.; two nieces; and three nephews.
Her husband and one brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Missouri United Methodist Church music fund, 204 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.
Hazel Prather of Columbia died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998, at Williamsburg Nursing Home in Columbia. She was 73.
Miss Prather was born April 27, 1924, in Columbia to Shannon and Margie M. Leach Prather. She was a graduate of Hickman High School and was a member of the Christian Science Church.
Services for Miss Prather will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, in Columbia. Interment will follow.
Miss Prather is survived by four cousins.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1 Broadway, Suite C-1, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Mary J. Price
Mary J. Price died Monday, Feb. 23, 1998, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 90.
Price was a homemaker all of her life, Jill Williamson, Mrs. Prices granddaughter said. She was an avid rock collector and a passionate gardener.
Other community members might remember her fishing pond. Fishing at Mrs. Prices pond was popular in the 1960s when area residents bought the fish that they caught, Williamson said.
Mrs. Price was also a member of Harrisburg Christian Church.
She was just a neat lady, Williamson said.
Mrs. Price was born March 2, 1907, in Butler to Fred and Ollie Powell Whitmarsh. She married William Robert Price on March 7, 1926, in Boulder, Colo.
She was buried Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mrs. Price is survived by her daughter-in-law, Jean Price of Harrisburg; four grandchildren, Phil Price, Jill Williamson, Jan Sublett and Jackie Colley, all of Harrisburg; 11 great-grandchildren, David and Eric Williamson of Columbia, Stephen Williamson of Joplin, Chris and Craig Williamson of Harrisburg, Judd and Jason Price of Sterling and Brock Sublett, Kelly and Keller Colley of Harrisburg.
Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Harrisburg Christian Church, Hwy. 124, Harrisburg, Mo., 65256.
Eugene Earl Boone
Eugene Earl Boone of Columbia died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at University Hospitals and Clinics. He was 72.
The Rev. Robert Stokes of Bethel Baptist Church said he has fond memories of Mr. Boone, who was an active member of the church.
He amazed me through the years, Stokes said. He amazed me with his stamina. Ive only been here a short time, but even in that time, I have to say I was very impressed with his life.
Mr. Boone attended Central Missouri State University, Columbia College and MU School of Law . He retired from State Farm Insurance Company in 1992, after 28 years of service.
Mr. Boone was a Navy veteran of World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 280, and he was past commander of American Legion Post 202. He served as a board member for the VFW, American Legion and the Navy Club. He also was a member of Granite Lodge 272 AF & AM in Sedalia and the Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbia.
Mr. Boone had taught Sunday school since 1972 at Bethel Baptist Church, and he served on the Christian Education Board and the Constitution Committee. He served as a Camp Fire leader for several years, and he was a member of the Division of Family Services Advisory Board.
An American flag will be raised in Washington D.C., on Wednesday, in honor of his burial.
Mr. Boone was born Feb. 17, 1926, in Sedalia to William F. and Maude E. Hutchison Boone. He married Charlotte Emma Jacks on March 24, 1962.
Visitation for Mr. Boone will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. A Rose Croix service will be at 7:30 p.m. Services, conducted by the Rev. Robert Stokes and the Rev. Harold Smith, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Baptist Church, 201 E. Old Plank Road. Burial will follow at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Boone is survived by his wife; one son, Dr. Robert Barnett of Topeka, Kan.; three daughters, Priscilla Daniels of Topeka, Kim Marchant of Chesterfield and Rebecca Boone of Hallsville; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Eugene E. Boone Memorial Fund at Boone County National Bank, 720 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Virginia C. Bornhauser
Virginia Cochran Bornhauser of Columbia died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 86.
Miss Bornhauser was a secretary at MUs College of Agriculture for more than 30 years. She was a member and Past Noble Grand of the Athens Rebekah Lodge No. 383 in Columbia.
After moving to Columbia in 1942 from Boonville, she became a member of the First Baptist Church in Columbia.
Miss Bornhauser was born Sept. 5, 1911, in Cooper County to Frank and Nelle Bornhauser.
Visitation for Miss Bornhauser will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. During visitation, a Rebekah Lodge service will be held.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Bob Russell, will be 11 a.m. today at Parker Funeral Service. A graveside service will be 1 p.m. at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonville.
Miss Bornhauser is survived by four sisters, Alice E. Anderson of Jefferson City, Mary J. Bornhauser of Tustin, Calif., Willie G. Doyle of Columbia and Deane Penny of Burlington, Colo.; two brothers, James H. Bornhauser of Boonville and Winn C. Bornhauser of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.
Three brothers and two sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Phoenix Program, 607 S. Fifth St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Marlin Martin of Columbia died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998 at Boone Hospital Center. He was 76.
He was a very hard working entrepreneur and enjoyed learning new things, said Marla Martin, Mr. Martins daughter. He had an excellent sense of humor.
Mr. Martin owned and operated businesses throughout the Midwest. He owned three bakeries, including Gillans Bakery in Columbia. Mr. Martin was a member of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and served as treasurer for the Manchester Heights Sewer District.
Missouri football fans best remember Mr. Martin as the provider of thousands of doughnuts on game days.
He graduated from Hickman High School in 1939 and served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. After the war, he attended the Chicago School of Baking.
Mr. Martin was born April 5, 1921, in St. Louis to Roy Lee and Nell Martin Miller. He married Rebecca Jane Phillips on July 21, 1945.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Gary Denbow, will be 10 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Little Bonne Femme Cemetery in Columbia.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife; three daughters, Marla Martin of St. Charles, and Karen McMillin and Jamie Darr of Columbia; and six grandchildren.
His son John Carl Martin died earlier.
Fran Pipes of Columbia died Monday, Feb. 23, 1998, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 69.
Her nephew Randy Sutton said she had been battling cancer for the past four or five months.
She was a strong woman who lived one day at a time, he said.
Mrs. Pipes was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the Columbia Bowling Hall of Fame.
Mrs. Pipes was born May 22, 1928, in Boone County to Wilford and Virginia Sutton. She married Harry Pipes on June 20, 1946, in Olathe, Kan.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home. 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Paul Larimore, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the New Salem Cemetery.
Mrs. Pipes is survived by her husband, Harry Pipes. One brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, #1 Broadway Suite C-1, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Lucy Pebble Miller
Lucy Pebble Miller died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at Boone Retirement Center in Columbia. She was 103.
She was a pleasant lady, and she enjoyed life, said her son, Colby Miller of Stet. When she and my father were young, they used to go square-dancing at peoples homes. Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and enjoyed making crafts.
She was very creative, said Faith Miller, her daughter-in-law. She crocheted, knit and tatted. Tatting is a very skilled lace making. It is a lost art today. Mrs. Miller was born Oct. 11, 1894, in Stet to Levi and Lizzie Davis Colby. She married Gilbert T. Miller on Nov. 28, 1917.
Five years later, they moved to Dewitt, where they lived for 18 years. In 1940, they moved to Gravois Mills, where she attended Gravois Methodist Church. They moved to Columbia in 1981.
Services, officiated by the Rev. Lanny Lybarger, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Evergreen Cemetery in Dewitt.
In addition to her son, Mrs. Miller is survived by her daughter, Wilda L. Silvoso of Columbia; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one nephew. Her husband, brother and son died earlier.
Edna M. Ruggles
Edna M. Ruggles of Columbia died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at Blue River Care Center in Kansas City. She was 91.
Mrs. Ruggles was born May 9, 1906, in Lincoln, Neb., to Roy and Olga Jensen Moore. She went to the Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. After graduation, Mrs. Ruggles taught at Morning Star Elementary School in Hillsboro, Iowa.
Edna was a very selfless person, said her daughter Mildred Grate. I know that she was tough on her students and her children, but it was all for our good.
Mrs. Ruggles married Lewis Ruggles. In 1958 she moved with her family to Columbia and worked at Parks Department Store. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Ruggles lived in Columbia until moving to Kansas City in 1997.
Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by Dr. Fred Neiger, will follow.
Mrs. Ruggles will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum.
Mrs Ruggles is survived by two sons, William M. Ruggles of Columbia and Dwayne L. Ruggles of Little Rock, Ark.; four daughters, Mildred A. Grate of Hollister, Donna K. Eichelberger of Branson, Janet S. Ruggles of Columbia, and Judith E. Jergens of Leawood, Kan.; two sisters, Mildred Burkhart of New London, Iowa, and Shirley Thornton of Fort Madison, Iowa; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her husband, three brothers and one sister died earlier.
Nancy Arlene Hall
Nancy Arlene Hall of Kansas City died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at Woodbine Healthcare Center in Kansas City. She was 83.
Mrs. Hall was born July 14, 1914, to Alvin Jackson and Abbie Dygart Helm Coleman in Boone County. She married Herschel Hall on June 23, 1956, in Marshall.
Mrs. Hall worked as a cook at Ridgeway Elementary School and lived in Columbia until she moved to Kansas City in 1991.
She was a jolly, good person, said Dorothy Williams, her sister. She didnt ever let things get her down.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Don Snyder, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rocheport Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mrs. Hall is survived by two daughters, Alice Fern Nevins and Norma Lee Jackson, both of Kansas City; one brother, Alvin Jackson Coleman Jr. of Rocheport; two sisters, Dorothy Rose Williams of Columbia and Catherine May Lacy of Springfield, Mo.; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, two brothers and three sisters died earlier.