Irene J. Jenkins
Irene J. Jenkins of Ashland died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 83.
Mrs. Jenkins was born on June 24, 1915, in Rawlins County, Kan., to John W. and Mary Pickett Ferguson. She married William Lee Jenkins in 1935 in Lincoln, Neb. Mrs. Jenkins worked in housekeeping for St. Mary's and Still Hospital in Jefferson City for several years before retiring in 1985. She was a member of Ashland Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd., Ashland. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Jim West. Burial will be at Hickman Masonic Cemetery in Clarksburg.
Mrs. Jenkins is survived by a son, Charles Jenkins of Taos; two daughters, Rita Sapp of Ashland and Evelyn Brenneke of Jefferson City; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Her husband, two sons and a brother died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Frances Becker Mills, formerly of Columbia, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at her home in Belvedere, Calif. She was 65.
Mrs. Mills was born July 17, 1933, in Columbia to William Henry Becker and Geneva Morton Becker. She graduated from Hickman High School and received a journalism degree from MU in 1955. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Mrs. Mills was a newspaper reporter in Grand Isle, Neb., and Lawton, Okla. She later was employed by West Publishing Co. of San Francisco and was a speechwriter for Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Mrs. Mills is survived by three sons, Thomas Mills of San Francisco, James Mills of Tampa Bay, and John Mills of Belvedere, Calif.; three sisters, Patricia Hawkins of Columbia, Nancy Hewes of Atlanta, and Geneva Jacks of San Francisco; and one brother, William Becker III of Minneapolis.
Dorsey Lee Vaughan of Columbia died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 90.
Mr. Dorsey was born Oct. 16, 1907, in Columbia to William M. and Nellie Tooms Vaughan. He married Edith Marie Coleman in Boone County on Oct. 13, 1928, and worked as a farmer for most of his life. He also worked for the MKT railroad.
Services, conducted by the Rev. John Foley, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nebo Cemetery in Huntsdale.
Mr. Dorsey is survived by two sons, Owen and Kenneth Vaughan, both of Columbia; a daughter, Fern Watson of Sedalia; a brother, Rosco Vaughan of Sikeston; a sister, Lucille Coleman of Columbia; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
His wife, four brothers and three sisters all died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Nebo Cemetery, c/o of Lucille Coleman, 5750 W. Route K, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Whitten F. Lentz
Whitten F. Lentz of Columbia died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 71.
Mr. Lentz was born July 7, 1927, in Blue Springs to Day S. and Olive R. Hudnall Lentz. He married Anna Sue Ward on Aug. 11, 1948.
Mr. Lentz was a Fuller Brush Representative for 22 years before raising cattle. He served as chairman of the deacons at Prairie Grove Baptist Church.
Visitation for Mr. Lentz will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Prairie Grove Baptist Church, 860 N. East Park Lane. Services, conducted by the Rev. Sam Timbrook, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 E.
Mr. Lentz is survived by his wife, Anna Sue Lentz of Columbia; three children, John and Frances Lentz Kriz Gleason of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Larry W. and Moni Lentz of Columbia, and Allen and Grace Lentz Frost of Columbia; one brother, C.D. Lentz of Kahoka; nine grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Robert Warren Glass
Robert Warren Glass, a World War II veteran, was a well-rounded person after leaving the Navy.
"He was a sportsman, hunter, fisherman, golfer and brought home trophies too," said his wife, Kathleen Glass. "He also loved to dance, and we did that often."
But his asthma problems forced him to settle down to a more relaxed pace, she said. He enjoyed to working in the yard and taking short walks.
"When he retired, we did the simple things, like being in our home with family and friends in Columbia," Mrs. Glass said.
Mr. Glass died Sunday, April 18, 1999. He was 77.
He had seen much of the globe during World War II. Mr. Glass served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-45 and was stationed on the USS Philadelphia and USS Pittsburgh. He also was a part of five major campaigns in the Pacific and Atlantic.
When the ship was in port, Mrs. Glass got to be with him, but those occasions were far too rare.
Mr. Glass married Kathleen Seymour on December 15, 1941.
"I was 18 and he was 20 when we got married," Glass said. "I feel like I was married all my life. But I still like everything about him."
Mr. Glass was born Aug. 31, 1921, in Wyaconda, to Clarence C. and Ethel Borngrouer Glass. He studied in Burlington, Iowa. Mr. Glass moved to Boone County in 1936 and to Columbia in 1947, where he owned and operated Superior Self Service Laundry for nearly 20 years. Then, from 1969 to 1977, he worked in the masonry business.
His retirement gave him more time for his family.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Clarence Forsberg, will be at 11:00 a.m. today at the Sturgeon United Methodist Church. He will also receive a military graveside service at Mount Horeb Cemetery, Sturgeon. Visitation was Tuesday.
Mr. Glass is survived by his wife, Kathleen Glass; a daughter, Glenda Kaye Sapp of Columbia; a brother, Charles Glass of Springfield; two sisters, Rose McClure of Columbia and Marge Tipps of Spring, Texas; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Two brothers and a sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association, 1118 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63139-3196, or the Sturgeon Methodist Church, 101 E. Smith, Sturgeon.
Elsie I. Ledbetter
Elsie I. Ledbetter of Columbia died Monday, April 19, 1999, at University Hospital. She was 83.
Mrs. Ledbetter was born Feb. 19, 1916, in Arkansas to Henry L. and Mary Margaret Nichols Hubble. On April 24, 1935, she married C.W. "Chet" Ledbetter. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Ledbetter arrived in Columbia in 1965 after living in Jacksonville, Fla.
Services for Mrs. Ledbetter, officiated by members of the family, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Graveside-Columbia Cemetery.
Mrs. Ledbetter is survived by her son, David L. Ledbetter of Grafton, Va.; and her daughter, Lynda Linneman of Columbia.
Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1013, Columbia, Mo., 65205.
Marilyn Otto Burk
Marilyn Otto Burk of Columbia died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Lenoir Care Center of natural causes. She was 67.
Mrs. Burk was born Nov. 28, 1931, in Oklahoma City to Louis Y. and Merle I. Otto. She married Donald Burk on Feb. 19, 1953.
Mrs. Burk was a member of the First Christian Church, and was also involved in Rainbow House, Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Mother's Forum, Adult Education, Singletarians, P-FLAG, CWF, Head-Start Training, Arthritis Support Group, Literacy Action, P.E.O. and 4-H.
Visitation for Mrs. Burk will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by Dr. John Yonker, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Burk is survived by a daughter, Donna Winter of Indianapolis; three sons, Phillip C. Burk of Columbia, Brion Burk of Annapolis, Md. and David Burk of Cary, N.C.; one brother, Stephen Otto of Gladstone; and six grandchildren.
Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Boone County 4-H, c/o The Pinnacles, 1012 N. Highway UU, Columbia, Mo. 65203, or to the American Diabetes Association, 1316 Parkade Blvd., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Joann Schulte wasn't a professional horseshoe tosser.
But according to her mother, Alice Nichols, Mrs. Schulte was so good at the game of horseshoes, she competed with men rather than women.
"She started playing around the time she got sick," Nichols said. "She was a real good horseshoe pitcher."
Mrs. Schulte of Columbia died of cancer on Sunday, April 18, 1999, at her home. She was 56.
Alice Kruse, her best friend and colleague, said it was difficult to think about her friend's death.
"She was a kind and loving person," Kruse said. "She was one of the neatest gals I've ever known."
Mrs. Schulte was born July 27, 1942, in Boone County to George Jay and Alice Marie Roullette Nichols.
She married Harold Schulte on June 28, 1969, in Columbia.
Mrs. Schulte worked as a beautician at Phillippe Beauty Salon for 36 years. She was dedicated to her profession and, in return, received a great deal of respect from the people around her.
"People hated to see her go when she got sick because they knew they couldn't replace her," Nichols said.
Martha Featherstone, owner of Phillippe Beauty Salon, said she only had positive memories of Mrs. Schulte.
"She was well thought of by her co-workers and clientele," Featherstone said. "She was just a lot of fun."
When she wasn't working, Mrs. Schulte spent a lot of time with her long-haired dachsund, Tabby.
"She spent a lot of time with the dog," Nichols said.
Visitation for Mrs. Schulte will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. She will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Schulte is survived by her husband, Harold Schulte of Columbia; her mother, Alice Marie Nichols of Columbia; one daughter, Cheryl Ann Mitchell of Rocheport; and one sister, Shirley Glaser of Holts Summit.
Her father died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, No. 1 Broadway Suite C-1, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Lawrence Edward Turnbull
Lawrence Edward Turnbull of Ashland died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 69.
"He was a devoted grandfather and his life centered around his two granddaughters, Kayla and Anna Doolady, who called him 'Papa,'" said Michele Doolady, Mr. Turnbull's daughter.
Mr. Turnbull was a "grandfather" to more than just his biological grandchildren. Mr. Turnbull's daughter runs a preschool in her home, and he was a regular fixture in the children's lives. He would tell stories from when he was growing up and when his daughter was growing up. Mr. Turnbull also loved to sing to the children. He would play guitar or banjo and sing old country- western and folk songs.
Mr. Turnbull was born March 4, 1930, in Potosi to LeRoy Turnbull and Lucy Edith Evans Turnbull. On July 3, 1954, he married Rebecca Deloris "Dee" Martin in Angola, Ind. She died earlier.
Mr. Turnbull was an officer in the U.S. Army. A 20-year veteran, he served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. After his service in the Army, he worked for 20 years at Truman Veterans Hospital. He also was a member of the VFW Post 280 in Columbia.
A devoted family man, he and his wife were married for more than 40 years.
"They were the ideal couple, devout to each other in love till the day she died," Doolady said.
Mr. Turnbull was the youngest of five, and as his siblings reached old age, he looked after them.
"He was the caretaker of the whole family," Doolady said.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Gerike, will be at 6 p.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2201 W. Rollins Road in Columbia.
Mr. Turnbull is survived by his son, Jeffery Turnbull of Ballwin; one daughter, Michele Doolady of Columbia; one brother, Ivan Turnbull of Newburg; one sister, Edith Whitley of Potosi; and two granddaughters.
His wife, a sister and two brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church, 2201 W. Rollins Road, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Geraldine J. Policello
Geraldine J. Policello of Columbia was a fan of comedies.
"We always watch funny movies together," said Marikay Pollreisz, her daughter. "She just liked to laugh and be happy."
Funny movies were not the only things that lighted up Mrs. Policello's life. She also loved spending time in her garden, rain or shine.
"Even in the winter she would be outside puttering in her garden," Pollreisz said.
The gardening enthusiast and comedies fan died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She was 76.
Mrs. Policello was born Feb. 22, 1923, in Avoca, Iowa, to Harold and Esbena Christiansen Jensen. When she graduated from high school, Mrs. Policello moved to Washington, D.C. There, she worked for the FBI as a statistician.
She met her husband, Philip Policello, a U.S. Marine, on a train ride. Her husband was on his way home to Wisconsin while she was on her way to Washington. The couple was married on Sept. 4, 1943, in Washington, D.C. After World War II, they moved to Omaha, Neb., and lived there for 30 years. After her husband's death in 1984, Mrs. Policello moved to Columbia.
Mrs. Policello was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbia. She served as an election judge and was an active member of OATS and the Council on Aging.
A visitation for Mrs. Policello will be held 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 held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Dr. She will be buried at Pine Hill Cemetery, Middle Inlet, Wis.
Mrs. Policello is survived by her daughter, Marikay Pollreisz of Columbia, and two grandchildren.
Her husband and one sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to OATS, 100 E. Texas Ave., Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Jimmy Ray Helmig
Jimmy Ray Helmig of Columbia died of cancer on Friday, April 16, 1999, at his home. He was 50.
Candace Jeffries, Mr. Helmig's stepdaughter, said he was a recovering alcoholic who loved to help other people recover from alcoholism. He had been active in Alcoholics Anonymous for the past six years.
An avid hunter and fisherman, Mr. Helmig was particularly fond of fishing in the Gasconade River.
"I just know he's fishing in heaven right now as we speak," Jeffries said.
Mr. Helmig was born Oct. 7, 1948, in Jefferson City to Chester Raymond and Norma Lee Malan Helmig. He served in the Navy and worked as an adjuster for Shelter Insurance for 25 years.
Mr. Helmig married Betty Kay Hymes on Aug. 13, 1994.
Visitation for Mr. Helmig will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Don Almond and the Rev. Don Snyder, will be held at 3 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 5:30 p.m. today at Fairview Church of Christ Cemetery in Linn.
Mr. Helmig is survived by his wife; his mother, Norma Lee Helmig of Linn; one son, Jesse Howard Helmig of Wisconsin; one daughter, Angela Marie Helmig of Warrensburg; and two brothers, Johnny Wayne Helmig of Jefferson City and Jerry Dale Helmig of Kansas City.
His father died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Boy Scouts of America, 1203 Fay, Columbia, Mo. 65201.