N. Francille Bailey
N. Francille Bailey of Columbia died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at South Hampton Place. She was 85.
She was born on Aug. 5, 1914, in Scotland County, Mo. to James A. and Bernice L. Bailey.
Ms. Bailey was a retired teacher. She was a member of several organizations including the Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Women's Republican Club and the Pachyderm Club. She was also a longtime member of Fairview United Methodist Church in Columbia.
Ms. Bailey is survived by one nephew, James D. Bailey of Quincy, Ill.; and one niece, Jane Stephens, of Columbia.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, MO 65203.
Myrtle A. Olds
Myrtle Austeel Olds of Columbia died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 84.
Mrs. Olds, who was a cook, was born Aug. 25, 1915, in Callaway County to Robert and Maude Karney.
Visitation for Mrs. Olds will be from 12 to 1 p.m Friday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Mark Diemer, will follow the visitation at 1 p.m.
She will be buried at Richland Baptist Church Cemetery in Kingdom City.
Mrs. Olds is survived by one stepson, Dale Olds; and one step-daughter, Bonnie Smith, both of Hallsville.
Manuel R. Perez
Manuel Ramirez Perez of Co-lumbia died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 72.
Mr. Perez was born Sept. 5, 1927, in Mercedes, Texas to Eugenio and Ventura Ramirez Perez. He served with the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1948, and then continued to serve his country with the National Guard from 1948 to 1965.
On Aug. 17, 1947, Mr. Perez married Benilde Leal in Mercedes, Texas. Together they had three sons and two daughters.
Visitation for Mr. Perez was held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home with a prayer service at 8:30 p.m. Burial will be at the Miller Family Cemetery in Morganton, N.C.
Mr. Perez is survived by his wife, Benilde; two sisters, Francis and Suzanne Perez, both of Mercedes, Texas; three sons, Manuel Perez of Detroit, Mich., Ruben Perez of Davie, Florida, and Arthur Perez of Columbia; one daughter, Rosalinda Karlsson of Garden Grove, Calif.; nine grandchil-dren and one great-grandchild.
His parents, one daughter and one brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Vol-untary Services at Truman Veterans Hospital, 800 Hospital Dr., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Harold Joe Hall
Harold Joe Hall of Columbia died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999. He was 62.
Mr. Hall was born in April 1937 in Charleston, W.Va., to Harold and Marie Hall. He worked for a railroad and on an offshore drilling rig. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army.
Services for Mr. Hall will be at 10 a.m. today at the home of his companion, Jeannine M. Hupe, in Kansas City, Kan.
Mr. Hall is survived by Hupe; two brothers, Allen Hall of Georgia and Lee Hall of Nevada; and two sisters, Gail Walker and Jan Griffith, both of West Virginia.
His brother James Robert Hall and his sister Betty Lou Holley died earlier.
Ronald E. Rieth
Ronald Eugene Rieth of Columbia died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999. He was 34.
A passer-by found Mr. Rieth behind Michael's Art Supply on Sunday morning. An autopsy revealed no signs of foul play, according to the Boone County Medical Examiner's Office. No cause of death has been determined.
Mr. Rieth was born April 18, 1965, in Wichita, Kan., to Eugene G. and Doris Rieth. He grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at St. Mary's Catholic Church in St. Vincent, Ark.
Mr. Rieth is survived by his parents, Eugene G. and Doris Rieth; one son, Mitchell James Rieth of Boise, Idaho; one sister, Laurie Bockhaus of San Leandro, Calif.; and one niece.
Memorials may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105; or the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 100 W. Clarendon, Suite 2200, Phoenix, AZ, 85013.
James Kevin Buckman
All of his life, James Kevin Buckman enjoyed the outdoors. One of his favorite activities was fishing, especially fly fishing.
Mr. Buckman of Hallsville died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, of Cruetzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare brain condition. He was 39.
For Mr. Buckman, who taught himself how to fish, the location or size of a fishing spot didn't matter.
Mr. Buckman routinely prepared his fishing equipment for several hours or days before a trip. His brother Kim Buckman recalled one occasion when Mr. Buckman spent seven straight nights tying on flies to his lines before a major trip.
"When he finished, he only fished for three hours and fell asleep on the bank," Kim said. "He got so excited getting ready to fish that he was worn out when he got there."
Mr. Buckman was born March 19, 1960, in Hannibal to James and Jeanne Buckman. Born with hydrocephalus, an abnormal accumulation of fluid within the brain, he spent his life coping with the condition and learned to live with it.
"He didn't pity himself about anything," Keith said. "He felt he could overcome anything."
Mr. Buckman's mother, Jeanne, said, "He had a personality that everybody loved."
After graduating from Hickman High School in 1979, and Linn Technical College in 1982, Mr. Buckman worked for J.C. Penney Construction Services for 14 years. He later lived with his wife, Cynthia, on Whidbey Island, Wash., and worked as a carpenter for Local Union 131, based in Seattle.
During his time in Washington, Mr. Buckman worked as a volunteer firefighter and was an active member of the Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club.
When he was diagnosed with Cruetzfeldt-Jakob disease in June, he and his wife returned to Missouri.
Visitation for Mr. Buckman will be from noon to 7:30 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1115 Locust St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Donald Wallace, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mr. Buckman is survived by his wife, Cynthia Buckman of Greenbank, Wash.; his son, Augustus David Buckman of Missoula, Mont.; his parents, James and Jeanne Buckman of Columbia; and two brothers, Kim Buckman of Darby, Mont., and Keith Buckman of Fair Grove.
Memorials may be sent to the Memorial Fund for Kevin Buckman in care of Judy Sapp at Boone County National Bank, P.O. Box 678, Columbia, MO 65205.
Enzy "Roy" Akins
Enzy "Roy" Akins of Harrisburg died of unknown causes on Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia. He was 56.
Mr. Akins was born Oct. 31, 1942, in Pittsburg, Kan., to James Springer and Virginia Ebbs Springer. He was a maintenance technician engineer with Rawlings Maintenance Service. Mr. Akins was an Army veteran and a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge 894 in Edwards.
Visitation for Mr. Akins will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. No services will be held.
Mr. Akins is survived by his parents, both of Harrisburg; three sisters, Beverly DeHaven of Harrisburg, Carol Murray and Jackie Murray, both of Columbia; one brother, Jim Rawlings, of Harrisburg; three children; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
His son Jason died earlier.
Donald A. Davison
Donald Auston Davison of Columbia died Sunday, October 17, 1999. He was 65.
Mr. Davison was born July 10, 1934 in Columbia, to Arnold "Silver" Davison and Mary Willard Davison. In 1961, he married Blanche Peck in Rocheport. Mr. Davison was a U.S. Navy veteran who had been employed as a chef at the Heidelberg and Everett's.
Visitation for Mr. Davison will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Nilson Funeral Home. Services will be held at the family home at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Mr. Davison is survived by his wife, Blanche Davison of Columbia; one son, Terry Davison of Columbia; one daughter, Tami Davison of Columbia; two brothers, Edward Davison of Columbia and Charles Willard of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one sister, Pattsy Griffin of Columbia; one grandson, Tony Auston Cave of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.
His son, Tony Davison, and brother, Evan Davison, died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Visiting Nurses Hospice or The American Cancer Society.
Georgianna Ewigman's daughter Becky Richard said her mother was never a wasteful person.
"She's always been a very practical person," Richard said. "She always wanted to make things better and contribute to the next generation of learning."
Mrs. Ewigman died at her home in Brookfield on Oct. 17, 1999. She was 77.
She requested that her body be donated to the MU's School of Medicine because two of her four children are in the medical profession - one as a doctor and the as other a nurse.
Mrs. Ewigman was born Jan. 23, 1922, in Clarence. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Marceline.
Memorials to the Father McCartan Memorial School Foundation may be sent to the Bentley-Delaney Funeral Home, 1720 N. Missouri Ave., Marceline, MO 64658. The foundation is dedicated to improving the Catholic grade school that is affiliated with St. Bonaventure. All of Mrs. Ewigman's children attended the school.
"She loved flowers, but she felt the money could be spent more wisely," Richard said.
Mrs. Ewigman is survived by her husband, Lawrence, of Brookfield; one son, Bernard, of Columbia; three daughters, Karen Rae Lineberry and Mary Ann Ewigman, both of Columbia, and Becky Lou Richard of Holt; and 10 grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Marceline. Visitation will be today from 6 until 9 p.m. with a rosary at 8 p.m. at Bentley-Delaney Funeral Home. Family and friends are welcome.
Mildred and Stanley Poe did everything together.
Nearly 60 years ago, the childhood sweethearts married and raised eight children.
"They were really close," said Rosie Poe, the couple's daughter-in-law. "He couldn't survive without her, and she couldn't survive without him."
Mildred Catherine Poe died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, in her Columbia home. She was 78.
"We all decided she died of a broken heart," Rosie said.
Stanley B. Poe died five days earlier at age 80. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 18.
Mrs. Poe was a lifelong Boone County resident. She was a homemaker who lived for half a century on Stanley Poe Road, the gravel country lane named after her husband.
"Stanley and Mildred had lived there for so long that they just named it after them," said Violet Canole, Mrs. Poe's sister. "It just seems like they were together forever."
Mrs. Poe was born June 20, 1921, to William Bennett and Mary Davis Bennett. She married Stanley Poe in 1939.
Mrs. Poe enjoyed sewing and cooking. She also liked to watch "The Dukes of Hazzard" on television and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mrs. Poe is survived by six sons, William S. Poe, Roy "David" Poe, Larry "Thomas" Poe, Gary Dale Poe, Ronald Eugene Poe and Roger Wayne Poe, all of Columbia; one daughter, Betty Jean Bowen of Columbia; one sister, Violet Marie Canole of Columbia; two brothers, Glenn Harrison Bennett and Howard Eugene Bennett, both of Columbia; 23 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
One son, one daughter, three brothers, one sister, three grandsons and one great-granddaughter died earlier.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road in Columbia. Burial will be at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Huntsdale.
Mary Evelyn Cross
Mary Evelyn Cross of Columbia died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, in Columbia at University Hospital and Clinics. She was 66.
Mrs. Cross was born on Dec. 25, 1932, in Columbia to Jesse Edwards and Louella Williams Edwards. She graduated from Douglass High School and was employed at the University of Missouri Science Center. She married George Robert Cross on Aug. 3, 1962.
Services, conducted by Bishop Michael Brown, will be held at St. Luke United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. today.
Mrs. Cross is survived by her daughter, Tawanda J. Edwards of Jefferson City; six sons, Lt. Cornell James T. Edwards of Fort Lee, Va., Robert E. Edwards, Tracy L. Edwards, William S. Edwards, Michael L. Edwards, and George J. Edwards, all of Columbia; three brothers, Roy Hicks of Columbia, James H. Edwards of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Thomas L. Edwards of Gardenia, Calif.; five sisters, Patsy Nelson and Edith Prince both of Columbia, Dorothy Rowles of Kansas City, Wanda Incles of Blue Springs, Vicky Battles of Tulsa, Okla.; 22 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her husband died earlier.
Nellie Rose Thomas
James H. Calvert describes his sister as someone who was always very gentle and kind.
"If God ever wanted an angel, he'd want her," he said.
Nellie Rose Thomas of Columbia died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Columbia Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was 70.
Mrs. Thomas was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Carrollton to Andrew William Calvert and Rose Zeta Mason Calvert. She married Julius Frances Thomas on Oct. 1, 1969, in Norborne. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
"She was a good person to meet," Calvert said. "She enjoyed doing charity work and helping others less fortunate than her."
Visitation for Mrs. Thomas will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road in Columbia. Services will be at 11 a.m. by Pastor Chris Cook. Burial will take place in Carrollton.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by one brother, James H. Calvert of Columbia; 2 sisters, Anna Bell Austin of Carrollton and Ethel Brightwell of Harrisburg; and 10 nieces and nephews.
Her husband died earlier.
John Lowrie Winnacker
John Lowrie Winnacker of Columbia died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 63.
"He loved his students and loved his patients," said his wife, Betsy Winnacker. "He was able to communicate his standards, values and knowledge to students in a caring way."
Dr. Winnacker was born March 15, 1936, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to Rudolph August and Helen Sellery Winnacker.
Dr. Winnacker moved with his family to the Washington, D.C., area in 1942. It was in a dance class in Washington that a young Winnacker met Elizabeth Fulbright.
Dr. Winnacker went on to receive his bachelor's degree in English from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., and later graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School in 1961.
On April 23, 1960, Dr. Winnacker married Elizabeth Fulbright.
After serving three years in the Army Medical Corps, he became a faculty member at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 1970.
Two years later, he joined the staff of the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital. Through two decades of medical practice and teaching in Columbia, Dr. Winnacker rose to become an associate professor of medicine, director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, associate chief of staff for ambulatory care and the director of the Geriatrics Unit.
When Jim Fallis' father needed medical care, Dr. Winnacker came to his aid. Fallis appreciates the kindness and respect Dr. Winnacker offered his patients.
"He made my dad feel like a person," Fallis said as he remembered how Dr. Winnacker often greeted his father with a simple "Hi, big guy."
Dr. Winnacker continued to care for Fallis' father until his death, Fallis said. "No better job could have been done."
Ed Ailor remembered Dr. Winnacker as an excellent and inspiring teacher. Ailor, a Columbia practitioner, recalls what it was like to be under Dr. Winnacker's tutelage.
"He was a wonderful teacher who was very gifted and very inspirational," he said.
Ailor said it was obvious that Dr. Winnacker had respect for patients regardless of their station in life.
Dr. Winnacker received the "Golden Apple" award for excellence in teaching in 1973-74.
"You don't get any higher acclaim from medical students," Ailor said.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Frederick Thayer, will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 6 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth St. Dr. Winnacker's body will be cremated.
Dr. Winnacker is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Fulbright Winnacker of Columbia; one daughter, Elizabeth Gheorghita of Oradea, Romania; one son, Matthew Winnacker of Columbia; two brothers, George Winnacker of Piedmont, Calif. and Paul Winnacker of Orinda, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1013, Columbia, Mo. 65205.
Logan Thompson II
Logan Thompson II of Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Columbia, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999 in Des Moines. He was 68.
Mr. Thompson was born Feb. 6, 1931, in Columbia to Logan Thompson Sr. and Mary Bass Thompson. He graduated from Douglass High School and was a veteran of the Marines.
He moved to Des Moines from Columbia in 1966.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Raymond Hayes, were held Saturday at Columbia Cemetery.
Mr. Thompson is survived by four daughters, Sylvia Thompson, Lorraine Thompson, and Melvina Thompson, all of Atlanta, and Delona Ashby of Des Moines; two sons, Douglas Thompson of Atlanta and Logan Thompson III of Des Moines; three sisters, Wanda Leach and Anna L. Thomas, both of Columbia, and Dorothy Carthron of St. Louis; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
One sister died earlier.