Thelma Daly Calvin
Thelma Daly Calvin was known for her fun-loving personality and commitments to her friends and family.
"She kept friends forever," said David Calvin, her son. "Everyone considered her to be their grandmother."
David Calvin also said his mother had a passion for cooking.
"She loved to feed people," he said.
Mrs. Calvin of Columbia died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 91.
Mrs. Calvin was born on May 4, 1908, in Boone County, to Charles M. and Lula Roten Rumans Daly. She married H. Russell Calvin in 1925 in Columbia.
She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Columbia, where she served as a Sunday School teacher.
"She was huge in the church," David Calvin said.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop W., and at 9 a.m. Thursday at First Church of the Nazarene, 2601 Blueridge Road.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Mark Diemer, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Church of the Nazarene. The body will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Calvin is survived by three sons: Harold Calvin of Niceville, Fla.; David Calvin of Columbia; and Don Calvin of St. Louis, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, one brother and one sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 2601 Blueridge Road, Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Deven Lavall Germany was stillborn Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
He is survived by his parents, Garreth Lavall "Brick" Roberts and Maneka Rochon Germany of Columbia; a brother, Dushawn Blanks of Columbia; his grandparents, Maurice and Karen Logan of Columbia; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services, conducted by the Rev. John Foley, were held Monday at Nilson Funeral Home. A visitation was also held earlier.
More than just a reliable worker, Harold Edward Wright had a way of elevating his co-workers by sharing his wisdom on life. He had a sunny disposition, said his supervisor David Buck of Nordyne, Inc., an air-conditioner assembly plant.
Mr. Wright of Boonville died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at University Hospital. He was 51.
Born on May 11, 1948, in Speed to Clarence and Mary Smith Wright, he was a graduate of Bunceton High School and a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church. He was employed at Kemper Military School and Toastmaster's Boonville facility for 31 years.
Most recently, Mr. Wright worked second shift at Nordyne. Buck said he was surprised and saddened to lose such a conscientious worker after such a short time knowing him.
Buck said people like Wright are rare. "I once told him, 'Harold, if I had 20 more like you, I'd be tickled to death.'"
His mother, Mary B. Wright of Boonville, says he was a dependable, sweet man who woke up just last Friday complaining of breathing problems. His sudden illness was unexpected.
"I never knew of him having any trouble at all," she said.
Survivors also include his companion for 30 years, Florell Pinkett of Boonville; five sons, Eddy Roland and Adrian Roland of Columbia, and Jody Pinkett, Dana Roland and Mark Pinkett of Boonville; one daughter, Wanda Roland of Boonville; six sisters, Betty Starks of Springfield, Ill., Barbara Jackson of Sedalia, Dorothy Ware of Versailles, Ann Wright of Lompoe, Calif., Georgia Maupin of Tipton, and Mary Lou Wright of Boonville; and two brothers, James H. Wright of Denver and Richard Wright of Boonville. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, two daughters-in-law and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. His father and three brothers died earlier.
Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Dale Hopkins, were held Monday at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Speed. Mr. Hopkins was buried in Speed Cemetery.
Lois Hibbs died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999 at the Stuart House nursing facility in Centralia. She was 81.
Mrs. Hibbs was born July 21, 1918 in Havelock, Iowa, to Bert and Charolotte Cole Jacobson. She married Earl Hibbs, her husband of 58 years, on Sept. 18, 1940. The couple had five children. In 1951, the Hibbs bought a farm near Centralia.
She is survived by two sons, Edwin and Ray Hibbs, both of Hallsville; two daughters Judith Pollock of Sturgeon and Earlene Kather of Enterprise, Ala.; one brother Berton Jacobson of Wycott, Minn.; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.One son, Gary Hibbs; her husband Earl; four brothers, Richard, Francis, Arthur and Norman Jacobson; three sisters, Doris Holscher, Alice Jacobson and Iola Jacobson; and one granddaugter, Michelle Hibbs, all died earlier.
An active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Centralia, Mrs. Hibbs was also a member of the church's Ladies Sodality.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 404 S. Rollins St. in Centralia. She will be buried at the City of Centralia Cemetery.
A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Meador & Son Funeral Home in Centralia. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Loyd J. Jennings
Loyd J. Jennings of Sturgeon died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Columbia Regional Hospital. He was 69.
"He was a very loving father, husband and grandfather who was always eager to help anyone who needed anything," his daughter Teri Adkisson said. "He was a very well-liked and respected member of the community."
Mr. Jennings was born Nov. 9, 1929, to Lecile Jackson and Bessie Johnson Jennings. He attended Sturgeon High School and graduated in 1947.
Mr. Jennings married Lucy Powell on June 15, 1952; together they had two daughters. Mrs. Lucy Jennings died on April 29, 1978. On May 11, 1979, Mr. Jennings married Mary Brandow Sharp, who survives him.
He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a businessman and farmer in Sturgeon for many years before retiring in 1992. Together with his wife Mary, he then owned and operated the Windmill Golf Course in Clark.
Mr. Jennings was a member of the Sturgeon Methodist Church and the Sturgeon Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Boone County Fair Board for many years, as well as three terms as Democratic Committeeman for Bourbon Township in Boone County. In 1970, Mr. Jennings was selected as the "Citizen of the Year."
Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Mike Kelleher, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Meador and Son Funeral Home in Sturgeon. Burial will be in the Mt. Horeb Cemetery.
Mr. Jennings is survived by his two daughters, Leigh Ellen Ross and Teri Roxann Adkisson both of Sturgeon; two step-daughters, Judy Slidham of Centralia, Becky Ridgway of Clark; one step-son, Victor Earl Sharp of Clark; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made as blood or monetary contributions to the American Red Cross, Boone County Blood Bank, 1511 S. Providence, Columbia, MO 65205.
Robert J. Sallman
Robert J. Sallman of Columbia died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. He was 59.
Mr. Sallman was born Sept. 6, 1940, in Russell, Kan. to John E. and Naleta Wikoff Sallman.
Mr. Sallman's mother was the first to spark his lifelong interest in music.
"She was a piano teacher who loved music of any kind," said Kelly Metge, Mr. Sallman's daughter. "She made a large effort to expose her children to a variety of music to help encourage them."
Mr. Sallman's love of music also led him to a greater love. He met Phyllis Moehle at Boonville High School, where the two played the bassoon. Following graduation, they attended MU and were married on Sept. 2, 1961.
In 1962, Mr. Sallman received a bachelor's degree in music education from MU. From 1963 to 1968, he was an instrumental music teacher for Jefferson Junior High School in Columbia.
"Music has always been a big part of his life," Metge said. "He has always been very musically active. He was constantly working on cantatas and rewriting band pieces."
In 1968, Mr. Sallman and his family moved to Conrad, Iowa, where he worked as a band director with the Conrad public schools. He also was the church choir director and a member of the Whistle Stop Players drama group. In 1970, he received his master's degree in education from MU.
From 1975 to 1987, Mr. Sallman worked as a sales representative for Jaydon Inc. in Conrad.
Mr. Sallman and his family again returned to Missouri in 1988, when he got hired as the band master and music teacher of Kemper Military School and Junior College. He enrolled in another graduate program in MU, this time in library and information science, and received his master's degree in 1991.
He then worked at MU's Ellis Library's technical services department until 1994. During 1994 and 1995, Mr. Sallman worked as technical services librarian for Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. In 1995, Mr. Sallman was posted as technical services supervisor at Missouri River Regional Library in Jefferson City, where he worked until his death.
Mr. Sallman was an active member of the Missouri Library Association, the American Library Association and the Community United Methodist Church. He also devoted much of his time to his family, especially his granddaughter, Taylor.
Mr. Sallman is survived by his wife Phyllis, of Columbia; one son, Doug Sallman of San Francisco; one daughter, Kelly Metge of Conrad, Iowa; two brothers, Richard Sallman of Topeka, Kan., and Roger Sallman of Tulsa, Okla.; one granddaughter, Taylor Metge of Conrad, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents and a infant sister died earlier.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West. Services, conducted by the Rev. Susan Cox-Johnson, will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13 at Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway.
Memorials may be sent to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, 115 Bus. Loop 70 West, Columbia, Mo. 65203; Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65203; or the Missouri River Regional Library, 214 Adams, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101.
Laura Louise Ingram
Laura Louise Ingram of Columbia died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999. She was 89.
Mrs. Ingram was born on April 16, 1910 in Benton, Ill., to Marion and Lavetta Shockley Mandrell. She married William J. Ingram in 1929. She moved to Columbia from Coshocton, Ohio, in 1992.
Mrs. Ingram is survived by one daughter, Jeannine Clow of Columbia; two grandsons, Guy Clow of Columbia and Billy Clow of LaCrosse, Wis.; and one granddaughter, Laura Clow of Columbia.
Her husband, parents, two sons, one brother and two sisters died earlier.
Ms. Ingram will be buried in Ohio.
Margaret Malinak Anderson
Margaret Malinak Anderson was a homemaker who reveled in getting out of her home and traveling around the United States by car and cruise ships.
Mrs. Anderson of Columbia died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 94.
Glenna Malinak, her daughter-in-law, said Mrs. Anderson and her second husband, Robert Anderson, were "in the car all the time" even when she was well into her 80s and he was over 90.
"She just had the travel bug," Malinak said.
When not tooling about in her car or boarding ocean liners for destinations like Alaska or Hawaii, Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Domino Club at the Columbia Senior Center. She also attended Calvary Baptist Church.
She was an avid reader of Agatha Christie mystery novels and books by Gene Stratton-Porter and Margaret Truman, Malinak said.
She also greatly enjoyed visits from her nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. "She was a gentle, giving, loving person," Malinak said.
Mrs. Anderson was born July 26, 1905, in Akron, Ohio, to Georgia and Manly Dayton Gibbs. She married John Malinak in 1930 and Robert Anderson in 1984. She moved to Columbia in 1990 from Uniontown, Ohio, an Akron suburb.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hillside Memorial Park in Akron, Ohio.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by a daughter, Barbara Mitchell of Canton, Ohio; three sons, Paul Malinak of Barberton, Ohio, John Malinak of Columbia, and Lawrence Malinak of Phoenix; 9 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Her first husband, John Malinak, and her second husband, Robert Anderson, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Visiting Nurses Hospice, 3315 Berrywood, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
William O. Young
William O. Young did two things every year without fail. He attended MU football and basketball games, and he went fishing with his buddies.
"He bled black and gold," said Sandy Schubert, one of Mr. Young's lifelong friends. "We had our basketball tickets together for 30 years. He rarely missed a game and he was certainly willing to give his opinion when he didn't like a call the referee made."
Mr. Young of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, of cancer. He was 64.
Mr. Young was born Feb. 4, 1935, on a farm near Woodlandville and lived there until his family moved to Columbia when he was in seventh grade.
"He enjoyed the farm life and then he enjoyed the city life," said Bob Dinwiddie, a close friend. "We walked to school together until we earned enough money from the university hoeing weeds in the garden to buy a car. Then we drove. We double dated in it."
Dinwiddie said Mr. Young excelled at athletics during high school at Hickman. After graduating, Mr. Young attended MU and earned a degree in business. He worked in the insurance business for 40 years. For 38 of those years, he was employed by State Farm.
Schubert said Mr. Young saw his work as a way of life rather than just a job.
"He was one of those good old fashioned insurance men who was there when you needed him," she said.
Outside of work, Mr. Young was active in a number of sports clubs, including MU's Quarterback Club and the State Farm Sportsman's Club. He also was a coach and referee for Daniel Boone Little League.
For about 25 years, Schubert said, Mr. Young was a member of Columbia Noon Lion's Club and also a past president of the organization.
"He's donating his eyes to the Lion's eye bank," Schubert said, adding that his donation would help give blind people the opportunity to see.
Dinwiddie said he always respected Mr. Young as a fisherman.
"He became the best crappie fisherman in the state of Missouri," he said. "We admired the way he was able to catch them and we couldn't. He'd never let us keep the small ones. He's always say, 'Put 'em back. We'll get 'em next year.'
"I guess it's next year and now it's up to us," Dinwiddie said.
Services, conducted by the Rev. John Baker, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1112 E. Broadway. A reception will follow.
Mr. Young is survived by his wife, Jane; two sons, Trevor Young and Joshua Young, both of Columbia; and four grandchildren.
His brother, Fred Young, and his sister, Nina Phillips, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Lion's Eye Tissue Bank, 404 Portland Street, Columbia, Mo. 65203, or to the charity of one's choice.