Annie J. Eldridge
Annie Jewell Eldridge of Fulton died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at Columbia Regional Hospital. She was 77.
She had worked for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center as a secretary. Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Rocheport Methodist Church and past president of the Women's VFW Auxiliary. She also was a member of the American Legion.
Mrs. Jackson was born Feb. 14, 1922, in Evansville to George Ernest Minor and Lydia Bradford Neely Minor.
She married William Leslie Eldridge on May 20, 1945, in Kansas City.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nilson Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
She is survived by a daughter, Karen Craighead of Fulton; two brothers, George Minor of Denver and Bob Minor of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters, Dorothy Jennings of Glasgow, Mo., and Alice Smith of Bartlesville, Okla.; and two grandchildren, Les Graham of Ada, Okla., and Stacey Craighead of Fulton.
Her husband died earlier.
Nita Faye Wrinkle
Nita Faye Wrinkle of Columbia died Wednesday March 24, 1999. She was 72.
Mrs. Wrinkle was born May 25, 1926, in Hallsville to Elzie and Zeda Ellis Pugh.
In 1945, she married Leslie Raymond Wrinkle in Columbia. She was a member of the First Church of God and the AFL-CIO.
Visitation will be at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jack Foley, will be at noon Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Wrinkle is survived by her mother, Zeda Pugh of Harrisburg; two sons, Leslie and Ronnie Wrinkle, both of Columbia; and one grandchild.
Her father died earlier.
Daniel B. Humphrey
Daniel Blake Humphrey of Columbia died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at University Hospital. He was 39.
Mr. Humphrey was born Sept. 13, 1959, in Inglewood, Calif., to Wayne and Margaret Mary Ries Humphrey. He attended the Woodhaven Program in Columbia since 1965 and had muscular dystrophy. He was an avid sports fan and loved country music.
"He was a really happy-go-lucky guy and almost always cheerful," said Norm Houser, director of rehabilitation services at Woodhaven Learning Center. "He lived with his condition the best anyone could."
He remembered that Mr. Humphrey would occasionally stop by his office.
"He used to stop by and we'd talk about the Chiefs and the Rams, he really liked football," Houser said. "He used to spend a lot of time watching birds and did a lot of word processing on his computer. It's a big loss."
Services, conducted by the Rev. Edwin Cole, will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m., Saturday at Bellerive Heritage Gardens in Creve Coeur, Mo.
Mr. Humphrey is survived by his parents, Wayne and Margaret Mary Humphrey of St. Louis; two sisters, Diana Humphrey and Deborah Knobbe, both of St. Louis; and one brother, Russell Humphrey, of McKinney, Texas.
A sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Woodhaven, 1405 Hathman Place, Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Pearl Darlene Nolte
From reading to doing crossword puzzles and enjoying nature, Pearl Darlene Nolte of Columbia always found things to fill up her time. "She always kept herself occupied," said her son Richard Nolte. "She was always finding something to do."
Mrs. Nolte died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 74.
Mrs. Nolte was born on March 19, 1925, in Scranton, N.D., to Elmer and Lene Fust Beeman. She married Marvin Julius Nolte on Sept. 28, 1946, in Huntsville. They were married for 24 years.
Besides keeping herself occupied with things she enjoyed, Mrs. Nolte was also a hard worker. She worked for Buchroeder's Jewelry Manufacturers and Nathan Hale Manufacturing Company for 38 years. When the factory closed down, she found a new job at the Dollar General Store on Business Loop 70. "She was in her early 70s and did not retire," Richard Nolte said. "Instead, she found herself a new job."
Visitation for Mrs. Nolte will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 E. St. Charles Rd. Services, conducted by Cecil Douthitt, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, at the Nilson Funeral Home. Mrs. Nolte will be buried at the Centralia City Cemetery.
Mrs. Nolte is survived by three sons, Lawrence Nolte, James Nolte and Richard Nolte, all of Columbia; two daughters, Marceil Flatt of Centralia and Angela Brown of Columbia; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a sister, Dorothy A. Allen of Garden City, Mich.
Her brother and an infant daughter died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.
Raymond Henrly Murphy of Columbia died Saturday, March 20, 1999 at Columbia Manor. He was 81.
Mr. Murphy was born on May 3, 1917, in Hartford, Conn., to Fredrick J. and Eda Mae Lavoie Murphy.
For 26 years, Mr. Murphy served in the United States Army. He married Nancy Moody Grignon on June 8, 1946, in Milwaukee, Wis.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Michael Flanagan, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Dr. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Murphy is survived by one son, Dennis M. Murphy of Columbia; one daughter, Kathleen Murphy Henson of Ft. Worth, Texas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
His wife died earlier.
W. Lewis Wainscott
W. Lewis Wainscott of Columbia Wednesday, March 17, 1999. He was 85.
Mr. Wainscott was born January 26, 1914, in Boone County to Lewis Noah and Mary Lucinda Elder Wainscott. He married Opal May Calvin on November 2, 1933.
He was the former president of the Eagle's Club and the Bricklayer's Union.
"He was a person who liked to help others," said his son Darrell Wainscott. "He didn't like for people to help him, but he always liked to work for other people."
Visitation for Mr. Wainscott was on Saturday. Services, conducted by the Rev. Tracy Cook, will be at 3 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Wainscott is survived by two sons, Bill Wainscott of Garland, Texas, and Darrell Wainscott of Columbia; one daughter, Donna Sue Minor of Macon; eleven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
His wife, four brothers and three sisters died earlier.
W. Watson Crane
W. Watson Crane of Columbia died Friday, March 19, 1999, at Columbia Regional Hospital. He was 79.
Mr. Crane was born Aug. 7, 1919, in Sapp to Allen Crusoe and Lura Frances Crane.
Services, led by Wallace Johnson, will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Burial will be at Nashville Cemetery in Ashland.
Mr. Crane is survived by two brothers, Donald Crane of DeQueen, Ark., and Paul Crane of Ashland, and several nephews and nieces. Two sisters and three brothers died earlier.
Hartley Bernard Crane
A devoted father, husband and friend, Hartley Bernard Crane would have just about given the shirt off his back to help somebody, his stepson Allen McGee said.
Mr. Crane of Cairo, Mo., died Saturday, March 20, 1999, in Sikeston, Mo. He was 75.
Mr. Crane was a hospitable and charitable man who loved to fish. On holidays, his family would visit his and his wife's lakeside home to celebrate and fish together.
"He was a great man who loved to fish," said Mr. Crane's stepson Trey McGee.
Family or friends, all were welcome to the Crane house for holidays or just to visit.
"We could take any friends or anyone up there and he'd make them feel right at home," Trey McGee said. "It was nine of us kids, and each of us could bring a friend. He'll be remembered for his hospitality."
Mr. Crane was a devoted father and stepfather. Although he was Mr. Crane's stepson, Mr. Crane treated him like his own son, Trey McGee said. He added that Mr. Crane was a fair and honest man whom he was glad was in his life.
"We were very blessed to have Hartley in our lives," Trey McGee said. "God's got a good man in heaven."
Mr. Crane was born March 19, 1924, in Boone County to Walter Tiry and Eva Martin Crane.
Mr. Crane served during World War II in the United States Army. He was a member of the Nashville Baptist Church. He also was retired from the Columbia Fire Department.
Mr. Crane was a member of the Fraternal Eagles Lodge and the Moose Lodge. He was also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War.
Mr. Crane is survived by his wife, Doris Crane of Cairo; two sons, Dale Crane and Brian Hartley Crane, both of Columbia; one daughter, Karen Sue White of Nebraska; four stepsons, McGee of Higbee, Allen McGee of Columbia, Arlen McGee of Columbia, and Aaron McGee of Higbee; two stepdaughters, Debbie Ainsworth of Hallsville and Denise Isom of Cuba; one brother, Marion Crane of Columbia; two sisters, Lois Richardson and Sarah Pace, both of Columbia; 23 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Seven of his siblings died earlier.
Visitation for Mr. Crane will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Kevin Collins, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorials can be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo. 65205.
John Herbert Walden
John Herbert Walden of Mexico died Saturday, March 17, 1999, at the Mexico Veterans Home. He was 79.
Mr. Walden was born on Oct. 4, 1919, in Carroll County to Charles Asby and Margarette Gladys Hamilton Walden. He married Mildred E. Heal on May 28, 1949, in Carrollton.
Mr. Walden, who served in World War II, retired from Columbia Insurance Group. He lived in Jefferson City until 1963, when he moved to Hallsville. In 1987, he moved to the Mexico Veterans Home.
Services, conducted by the Rev. James West, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Park Cemetery in Carrollton.
Mr. Walden is survived by two daughters, Margaret Samuels of Hallsville and Martha Walden of Rolla, Mo.; one son, Charles Herbert Walden of Evanston, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
His wife and a brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Missouri Veterans Home, 920 Mars St., Mexico, Mo. 65265.
Camille Buxton White
Camille Buxton White always looked on the bright side of things. She had a way of making the best of everything, said her daughter, Heather White.
"She was very joyful," White said. "She was hardly ever negative about anything."
Ms. White of Columbia died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at University Hospital of coronary artery disease. She was 58.
Ms. White, an artist, donated artwork to the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network. She loved to paint.
"She painted practically everything," White said. "She did oil paintings and hand-painted furniture. She taught some art classes here in Columbia."
Ms. White was the single mother of two children, Heather and Marc White. She was a wonderful mom who raised her children well, Heather White said.
"She was a tough lady," White said. "She overcame a lot of obstacles in her life and was very independent. She was always bringing happiness to our lives."
Ms. White will be remembered for her positive attitude and ability to brighten the day, her daughter said.
"I love her, and I'm going to miss her," White said.
Ms. White was born Nov. 4, 1940, in Lesterville to Ralph and Gwendolyn McCabe Buxton.
She was valedictorian at Lesterville High School and attended Southwest Missouri State University. She moved from St. Louis to Columbia four years ago.
Ms. White is survived by her mother, Gwendolyn Hodges of Farmington; a daughter, Heather White of Columbia; a son, Marc White of St. Louis; and two grandchildren.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Rhymes H. Moncure Jr., will be at 10 a.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Burial will be in Arcadia Valley Memorial Park in Ironton.
Maude Alice Jackson
Maude Alice Jackson of Columbia died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at her home. She was 78.
Mrs. Jackson was born on Dec. 3, 1920 in St. James to Granville Euell and Myrtle Branstetter Sewell. She graduated from St. James High School.
She married Ralph Eugene Jackson in 1940. In 1965, Mrs. Jackson moved from Jefferson City to Columbia. Most of her life, she worked as a bookkeeper for Boone Electric Cooperative.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Michael Keith, will be at 10 a.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. 10th St.
Mrs. Jackson is survived by a son, Michael Jackson of Kerrville, Texas; a brother, Granville E. Sewell of Kansas; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1013, Columbia, Mo. 65205.
Cip A. Javier
Cip A. Javier of Fulton died Tuesday, March 2,3, 1999 at Boone Hospital Center. He was 65.
Mr. Javier was born Sept. 23, 1933, in Bulala, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines to Petronilo and Francesca Javier. On Oct. 16, 1987, he married Diana L. Blakley.
For 22 years, he served in the Navy. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and retired with the rank of storekeeper chief petty officer.
His last station of duty was with MU's ROTC, where he worked in campus construction until retiring in August 1993. Mr. Javier was also a member of the Columbia Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 280.
Mr. Javier's son, Michael N. Ort, will always remember his father as a Navy man.
"Dad was always there for you," he said. "The same things that he gave to his country in the Navy -- honor, unselfishness, commitment and service -- he gave to his family."
Mr. Javier also enjoyed fishing, working on his car and participating in a few bowling leagues.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Don Wallace, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.
Mr. Javier is survived by his wife, Diana Blakley of Fulton; four sons, Edwin C. Javier of Biloxi, Miss., Richard C. Javier of Alexandra, Va., Michael N. Ort of Kansas City and Petronilo Jacob Javier of Fulton; three daughters, Rosalie Ann C. Javier of Alexandria, Va., Jackie L. Ort-Zumback of the USS John F. Kennedy and Bobbi J. Ort of Columbia; his mother, Francesca Javier of Vigan, Philippines; his sister, Visitacion Abang of Vigan, Philippines; and 12 grandchildren.
His father and two brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo. 65205 or the American Lung Association, 1118 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, Mo., 63139-3196.
Nellie Isabelle Padley
Nellie Isabelle Padley of Columbia died Monday, March 23, 1999, at Columbia Regional Hospital. She was 95.
Mrs. Padley was born on July 26, 1903 in British Guiana, South America. On June 21, 1924, she married John Padley in New Jersey. Mrs. Padley was a telephone operator in New York. She was also a member of the Garden City Women's Club in New York, a philanthropic association. During World War II, she was a Red Cross Air Raid Warden.
Mrs. Padley was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Sally Bailey, will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. 9th St.
Mrs. Padley is survived by a son, John Thomas Padley of Allen, Md.; a daughter, Edith Okulicz of Columbia; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Her husband, two brothers and three sisters died earlier.