Joe K. Crews
Joe K. Crews, of Columbia, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 87.
Mr. Crews was born on Sept. 11, 1911, in Boone County to Robert Emmett and Susan King Crews. He married Louise Bittle on Oct. 7, 1935, in Boonville.
Mr. Crews was a graduate of Hickman High School and a member of New Providence Baptist Church. He was a cook for 36 years at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.
Visitation for Mr. Crews will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jesse Barnhart and the Rev. Bill Smith, will be held following the visitation.
Mr. Crews is survived by a daughter, Jane Sapp of Columbia; a sister, Martha Holt of Columbia; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
His wife, brother and four sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1 Broadway, Suite C-1, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Dorothy M. Brown
Dorothy M. Brown of Columbia died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 80.
Mrs. Brown was born on August 9, 1918, in St. Louis to Lloyd Ridings and Frankie Ann Chapman McCanne.
She married J. Walter Brown on February 12, 1949. Mrs. Brown was a graduate of Hickman High School. She was also a member of the Little Bonne Femme Church and was an organist at many Baptist churches in area.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Randall Germann, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mrs. Brown is survived by five nieces and one nephew.
Her husband and her brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church, 5350 E. Bonne Femme Rd, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Michael D. Crowley
Michael D. "Poodle" Crowley of Columbia died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at University Hospitals and Clinics. He was 29.
Mr. Crowley was born on July 30, 1969, in Columbia to Jerry and Elaine Enochs Crowley.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Dane Wilson, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
Survivors include a son, Corry Crowley, and a daughter, Haley Crowluey, both of Columbia; his parents; his grandmother, Maxine Enochs of Harrisburg; a stepbrother, Jesse Bowers of Wooldridge; and a sister, Lori Johnmeyer of Harrisburg.
Memorials may be sent to the Crowley Memorial Trust Fund, c/o First National Bank, 202 Stadium Blvd., Columbia, 65203.
Kate Ellen Griggs
Kate Ellen Griggs of Columbia died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 85.
Mrs. Griggs was born on March 18, 1914, in Lexington, Mo., to Clem and Mary Maude Duncan Tyree. On Feb. 3, 1935, she married Ira F. Griggs in Boonville.
Mrs. Griggs was a graduate of Christian College and a member of Oakland Christian Church and the Friends of Arrow Rock. She was also a member and Past Matron of Boone Chapter Eastern Star.
Visitation for Mrs. Griggs will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Bill Ryan, will be held at the funeral home's chapel. She will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Edson T. "Butch" Griggs of Hallsville, and David Robert Griggs of Columbia; a sister, Jean Tyree Hamilton of Marshall; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Her parents and her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Friends of Arrow Rock, 309 Main St., Arrow Rock, Mo. 65320 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo. 65205.
John Logan "Scotty" McFarland Sr. of Columbia died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at his home. He was 87.
Mr. McFarland was born Jan. 23, 1912, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Raymond and Clara Boelter McFarland. His family moved to Toledo, Ohio, in 1929. A musician, he played trombone and violin in several dance bands in the Toledo area during the 1930s.
He began a career in commercial art with the Toldeo News Bee around the same time, moving on to the Toledo Times and Toledo Blade and then to various commercial studios. He married Catherine Docherty of Paisley, Scotland, in 1938. In 1958 he moved to Glasgow, Scotland, where he worked as a freelance book illustrator and commercial artist until 1966, when he returned to Toledo. He retired in the early 1970s and moved to Columbia to live with his son.
There will not be a service.
Mr. McFarland is survived by his son, John L McFarland Jr. of Columbia; a brother, James Bruce McFarland of Westminster, Md.; and a sister, Alice McFarland of Sylvania, Ohio.
His wife, three brothers, and a sister died earlier.
Sally J. Christ-Janer of Sarasota, Fla., died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at her home. She was 67.
Mrs. Christ-Janer was born Oct. 27, 1931, to Harold Johnson and Nancy Schock in Piggott, Ark. She was a graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, where she lived until 1983. She then moved to Sarasota.
She was very active with the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota. Her husband, Arland F. Christ-Janer, is the former president of the school. Services, conducted by the Rev. Hartsfield and the Rev. H. Parker Lansdale, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Sarasota. Mrs. Christ-Janer is survived by her husband of Sarasota; a daughter, Nancy E. Underwood of Sarasota; a son, Bernard R. Grice Jr. of Columbia; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Memorials may be sent to the Christ-Janer Scholarship Fund, Ringling School of Art and Design, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fla. 34234.
William 'Donnie' Perkins
William "Donnie" Perkins of Columbia died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at University Hospital. He was 66.
Mr. Perkins was born May 10, 1932, in Boone County to Grover and Mary B. Ott Perkins. He was married to Betty McClelland from 1948 to 1978 and Evelyn Barett from 1981 to 1990.
"He loved his grandkids," said his daughter Linda Poland. "Those grandkids were his life."
He worked in construction when he was younger, but in 1972 he went to Linn Technical College to get a degree in airplane maintenance. Mr. Perkins worked as an airplane mechanic for a few years, and in the late 1970s he returned to Linn to teach. He then left Linn to travel the country, set up airplane maintenance schools, run them for a while and then move on to another state. He retired in 1994.
Visitation for Mr. Perkins will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Adams, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hallsville United Methodist Church, 134 Highway OO, Hallsville. Burial will be at Red Top Cemetery in Hallsville.
Mr. Perkins is survived by his mother, Mary B. Perkins of Columbia; two sons, James Perkins of South Bend, Ind., and Robert Perkins of Las Vegas; three daughters, LaDonna Perkins and Linda Poland, both of Columbia, and Brenda Howell of Hallsville; one step-daughter, Pam Williams of Hallsville; two sisters, Anita Minor of Mexico and Betty Magnasun of Illinois; and eight grandchildren.
His father and two brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Regional Hospice of Central Missouri, 1000 W. Nifong Blvd., Building 2, Suite 210, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Bonnie Roberts of Columbia died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 55.
Mrs. Roberts was born Feb. 20, 1944, in Columbia to William Howard and Lillie Mae Forbis Lewis. On Nov. 8, 1962, she married J.D. Roberts in Columbia.
Although she had no children, Mrs. Roberts considered her 11 nieces and nephews as children of her own.
She was employed with State Farm Insurance for over 30 years. Mrs. Roberts was a member of the Praise Assembly of God Church, and she volunteered with the American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Stuart, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Roberts is survived by her husband of Columbia; three sisters, Lillie Weitkemper of Columbia, Frances Stone of Sturgeon and Linda Smith of Springfield, Ill.; two brothers, William Lewis Jr. of Colum-bia and Kenneth Lewis of Springfield, Ill.; and 10 nieces and nephews.
Her parents and one nephew died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1 Broadway, Suite C-1, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Olivia Grace Carmela Meyers of Columbia died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at University Hospital after being struck by a car. She was 7 years old.
She was born August 9, 1991, to Tim and Barbara McHale Meyers. Olivia was a member of the Valley View Community Church and a first-grader at the Seventh-day Adventist School in Columbia.
Visitation for Olivia was on Sunday, and services, conducted by the Revs. Len Meyers, Ken Young, and Elias Torres, were held Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Olivia is survived by her parents; her grandmother, Marilyn McHale of California; her grandparents, Peg and Bill Bernhardi of New York; two brothers, Timothy Joel Meyers and Ethan William Meyers, both of Columbia; and one sister, Emilie Brooke Meyers of Columbia.
Memorials may be sent to the Rainbow House, 2302 N. Oakland Gravel Road, Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Donald D. Rinkes
Donald D. Rinkes of Columbia died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at Ashland Healthcare. He was 72.
Mr. Rinkes was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Harrisville, Ohio, to Chester and Elizabeth Yost Rinkes. On Oct. 3, 1953, he married Ida B. Shield, who died earlier. He remarried Virginia C. Cribb, who also died earlier.
On Oct. 2, 1993, he married Maxine P. Dallman.
Mr. Rinkes graduated from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and science. He received a master's degree from Kent State University. Mr. Rinkes taught for more than 25 years at the Euclid Senior High School in Ohio.
Mr. Rinkes was a member of the Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church in Dade City, Fla., the Ohio Retired Teacher's Association and a number of Masonic organizations in both Ohio and Florida.
He was also a member of the Elks Lodge in Brooksville, Fla., and WBCCI Airstream Travel Club. In addition, Mr. Rinkes was past president of the Pennsylvania Unit of WBCCI.
Services, conducted by the Revs. Paul Moessner and Julia Will, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 914 West Blvd S. Burial will be at Olive Branch Cemetery in Harrisville, Ohio.
Mr. Rinkes is survived by his wife of Columbia; two brothers, William Rinkes and Dean Rinkes, both of Harrisville; his sister, Ethel Cross of Marana, Ariz.; five stepchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A stepson died earlier.
Sybil A. Grooms
Sybil A. Grooms of Columbia died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 94.
Mrs. Grooms was born Feb. 28, 1905, in Centralia to Burton and Ima G. Wade Alvis. She married Leon Grooms on Feb. 25, 1928, in Columbia.
Visitation for Mrs. Grooms will be from 12 to 1 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Grooms is survived by her son, Jack Ward of St. Louis; her brother, Woodrow Alvis of Columbia; and two grandchildren.
Her husband, a brother, and a sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Therapy for Kids, 1301 Vandiver Dr., Columbia, Mo. 65202.