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MISSOURI - Boone County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 131

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Monday, 21 April 2008, at 12:48 p.m.

Estelle Burnham
Estelle H. Burnham of Ashland died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1999, at her home. She was 96.
Linda Goetting was married to Mrs. Burnham's late grandson, Gary Walls. Goetting said Burnham was an expert crocheter and quilter whose work was sold throughout America and around the world.
"I can't imagine all the places her crochet work has been," Goetting said.
She will remember Mrs. Burnham as a woman who was devoted to her family and had an honest and positive attitude.
"She was unique because she didn't spread gossip," Goetting says. "I never heard her say a bad word about anyone in my whole life."
"She was a unique and wonderful person."
Mrs. Burnham was born April 21, 1903 in Boone County to Samuel Jesse and Nora Ellen Burnett Hagans. She married Frank "Cuddy" Burnham on September 12, 1924. Mrs. Burnham was a member of the Ashland Baptist Church.
Visitation for Mrs. Burnham will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd. in Ashland. Services, conducted by the Rev. Steve Miller, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Burnham is survived by two sons, Bob Burnham of Eldon and Bill Burnham of Columbia; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Her husband, two daughters, two brothers, two sisters, two grandsons and one granddaughter died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to New Liberty Cemetery, Ashland, Mo. 65010.

Valdeen Mowrer
Valdeen Mowrer, a former MU admissions adviser, was a happy, content and beautiful lady with a strong Christian faith that radiated her whole life.
"Without doubt, she was the most likeable and most pleasant lady I've ever met," said Gary Smith, director of the MU admissions office and a former coworker of Mrs. Mowrer. "She always wanted to help students."
Crystal "Valdeen" Mowrer of Columbia died of cancer Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999. She was 77.
"Mom has a large number of friends," daughter Linda McCollom said. "During her illness, people came that I've never seen before, and the first thing they said was that she was the sweetest lady they had ever met."
Besides being very active in charity works and philanthropic activities, Mrs. Mowrer loved music, needle-work and bridge.
Mrs. Mowrer's musical talents ranged from singing to playing the cello, organ and piano. "She played the organ every day until a couple of weeks ago," McCollom said.
Church was also an important part of Mrs. Mowrer's life. For 35 years, she and her husband, John, were active members of Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia. Jerry Thompson said she was a very caring Christian and a devoted participant in the women's activities with missions and charity works.
Mrs. Mowrer was born Nov. 13, 1921, in Unionville to William Dolphus and Annabel Ruth Morgan Haigler. After graduating from Unionville High School, she attended Iowa State Teacher's College, Iowa State University and the MU.
In Columbia, Mrs. Mowrer met John, whom she married on Sept. 4, 1942.
He served overseas during World War II. The Mowrers returned to Columbia when the war was over. He became a professor in the agriculture department and Mrs. Mowrer began working as an adviser in the admissions office. She remained until she retired in 1985.
"She loved college students," McCollom said. "And as admission adviser, she met a lot of them. She was their first impression and many found her very helpful and often came back later to tell her that."
Mrs. Mowrer's activity also extended to many different clubs, like P.E.O., Fortnightly, Resident Wives of Agriculture and Women's Extension Club of Agriculture.
Melva Hagan was one of her co-members, a dear friend and bridge partner. "I enjoyed going with her to meetings and just being with her," Hagan said.
Despite the pain and different treatments Mrs. Mowrer had to endure because of cancer, she never complained.
"She never said 'Why me?'" McCollom said. "Her faith carried her through."
Services, conducted by Rhymes H. Moncure and Jerry L. Thompson, will be at 2 p.m. today at Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Mrs. Mowrer is survived by her husband, John Mowrer of Columbia; one son, Mike Mowrer of Kennett; two daughters, Linda McCollom of Omaha, Neb., and Susan Anderson of Prairie Village, Kan.; one sister, Virginia Haigler of Unionville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St., Columbia, MO 65201; P.E.O., Cottey College, Nevada, MO 64772; or American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, MO 65203.

Frank J. Stanton
Frank James Stanton of Columbia died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1999, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville. He was 87.
Mr. Stanton was born Sept. 20, 1912, in Wichita, Kan., to James William Stanton and Minnie Bishop Stanton.
Mr. Stanton served in the United States Navy during World War II. In 1947, he married Rosalie Martin of Columbia.
He owned and worked at Stanton Plumbing and Heating in Columbia until his retirement in 1993.
Visitation for Mr. Stanton will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Claire Austin, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Stanton is survived by his wife, Rosalie Martin Stanton of Columbia; one daughter, Ginger Wenger of Boonville; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

John C. Ashlock
John C. Ashlock of Harrison, Ark. died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999 at his home. He was 78.
Mr. Ashlock was born July 15, 1921 in Millersburg, to John and Opal Ward Ashlock. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1939 and attended MU.
He was married to Dorothy E. Dumire.
He retired as Regional Vice-President of the Kansas City Life Insurance Co. and has lived in Harrison, Ark. since 1992.
Visitation for Mr. Ashlock will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St.
Services for Mr. Ashlock will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, at Millersburg Cemetery.
Mr. Ashlock is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ashlock of Harrison, Ark., and his son, Jack Ashlock of Branson; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
His two brothers died earlier.

Dorothy May Lewis
Dorothy May Lewis of Columbia died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999 at the Williamsburg. She was 85.
"She was always sewing, knitting, or doing needlework," said Floralee Varner, Mrs. Lewis' daughter. "She was a great friend and a wonderful person."
Karyn Calvin said she remembers how her grandmother was always straightforward.
"She would always tell you like it is, which is a quality I grew to respect in her," Calvin said.
Mrs. Lewis was employed as a bookkeeper for KC Booth in Kansas City for 30 years before she retired in 1976.
She moved to Columbia in 1997.
Mrs. Lewis was born on March 1, 1914, in Lecompton, Kansas to Marvin Tarr and Sarah G. Turner Tarr.
She married Theodore Turner in 1934 and then divorced. She later married Forrest Lewis.
Private services will be held at graveside on Friday at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City.
Mrs. Lewis is survived by her son, Richard E. Turner of Montana; two daughters, Floralee Varner of Columbia, and Sarah Jane Blake of Kansas City; eight grandchildren; and other family.
Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 1121 Business Loop 70 E., Columbia, MO 65201.

Joan Barto Perillo
"She was in her glory when she had a fishing pole in her hand and she was at Bennett Springs," John Perillo said of his mother, Joan Barto Perillo.
"For many years she never missed the opening day of trout season at Bennett Springs," he said.
Mrs. Perillo of Columbia died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at her home. She was 76.
"She will be greatly missed by her family and all of her friends," John Perillo said.
Mrs. Perillo was born Sept. 22, 1923, in West Palm Beach, Fla., to Rhoda M. M. Burge and Donald A. Barto. She graduated from Hillcrest Memorial Hospital Nursing School in Tulsa, Okla., in 1945. After graduating, Mrs. Perillo worked at a veterans hospital in Oklahoma, where she cared for Korean War veterans.
Her sense of patriotism rubbed off on her son.
"That's the reason I went to Vietnam when I was 17," he said.
She worked as a registered nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City from 1968 to 1971 and at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis from 1962 to 1967. She also worked in the circulation departments at the Columbia Daily Tribune and the Columbia Missourian.
Nursing was a lifestyle for Mrs. Perillo, her son said. She remained a registered nurse throughout her life to keep updated on current medical practices. She also cared for multiple sclerosis patients in their homes.
She was straightforward, opinionated and a little nontraditional, her son said.
"My mother taught me how to fish, hunt and how to be an exhibition archer," he said.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today at the family home, 4605 Rice Road.
Mrs. Perillo is survived by her son, John Howard Perillo of Fordland; one brother, Donald A. Barto of Phillipsburg; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, her husband, Anthony Perillo, and her sister, Mary Louise Bennett, all died earlier.
Mrs. Perillo requested that memorials be sent to the Central Missouri Humane Society, 616 Big Bear Blvd., Columbia, MO 65202.

Florence Coats
Ann Florence Coats of Columbia died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at Colum-bia Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was 93.
Mrs. Coats was born Nov. 17, 1905, in Providence, Mo., to Reuben and Maggie Lee Acton Perkins. On Dec. 20, 1924, she married Thomas Aaron Coats, who died earlier.
Mrs. Coats is survived by one grandson, Bill Cockrell of Columbia; three great-grandchildren, BethAnn Cockrell, Jennifer Cockrell and Kristen Cockrell, all of Columbia; and one brother, Vinies Perkins.
Two sons, one daughter and one sister died earlier. Her brother, Jim Perkins, died Oct. 25.
Visitation for Mrs. Coats will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorials may be sent to Sal-vation Army, 1108 W. Ash St., Colum-bia, Mo. 65203.

Albert A. Crump
Albert Archie Crump of Columbia died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999. He was 81.
Mr. Crump was born June 28, 1918, in Hartsburg to Turner Levi and Malinda Ann Meyer Crump.
He served with the U.S. Army in World War II. Mr. Crump married Ruby Bledsoe in Pittsburg, Kan., on July 25, 1946. He worked as a purchasing manager at MFA Farm Supply for 34 years. He was also a member of the Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church.
Mr. Crump was also a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge #156 and York Rite Chapter #34, Council #32 and Commandery #29, The Scottish Rite, White Shrine #7, Boone Chapter of Eastern Star and past Dad Adviser for Rainbow Girls.
Visitation for Mr. Crump will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Memo-rial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, with a Masonic Service at 5 p.m.
Services, conducted by Dr. Bob Johnston, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Crump's body will be buried at the Columbia Cemetery at 30 East Broadway.
Mr. Crump is survived by one son, Albert Crump Jr. of Rolla; one daughter, Brenda Ford of Columbia; one brother, Florenze Crump of Elsberry; one sister, Dorothy Bode of Fulton; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Crump's wife and two brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 East Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.

John Holt
John Holt of Columbia was a true St. Louis Cardinals fan.
"He'd always watch the Cardinals games on TV and have the radio on at the same time," said his daughter, Ella Elam.
Mr. Holt died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, in Columbia at South Hampton Place, a nursing home. He was 86.
Mr. Holt was born March 23, 1913, in Sedalia to Vivian Holt. He graduated from Hubbard High School. He served with the U.S. Army in World War II from 1942 to 1945 and was stationed near England.
His daughter said he spoke often of his service.
"He said it was a very horrid war, and they had to feed him rationed food," Elam said. "But he had a lot of fun and met a lot of people."
He married Rosie Lee Routt, who died earlier.
Mr. Holt lived in Quincy, Ill., for many years where he was employed by Davis Clevers Packing Co. until he retired in 1984.
He is survived by his daughter, Ella Elam; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Elam said her children visited their grandfather often.
"We would go see him when he lived in Quincy, and we'd see him in South Hampton, but not all at once," she said.
Although her aunt and uncle raised Elam after her mother's death, she said she has fond memories of her father. Her parents divorced when she was young.
"He always came and got me for the Sedalia fair every year," she said.
Visitation for Mr. Holt was held Tuesday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. Fourth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Raymond W. Hayes, will be at 11 a.m. today at Warren Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Holt will be buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

James W. Perkins
James W. Perkins will be remembered as a kind person who always enjoyed people.
Mr. Perkins died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at Columbia Health Care. He was 86.
"We have a lot of good memories of him," daughter-in-law Rosanna Whitesides said. "The grandkids just loved him. We all did."
Mr. Perkins liked to garden and fish. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and introducing them to nature.
"He was a kid at heart," daughter Sue Sapp said.
Mr. Perkins loved animals. His favorite was Smokey, a big, black Labrador retriever.
"That dog just loved him," Whitesides said. "Sometimes he didn't even have to say anything - just point and the dog would go to the doghouse."
Mr. Perkins was born March 4, 1913, in Columbia to Rube and Maggie Lee Acton Perkins. He mar-ried Juanita Coats on Dec. 16, 1933. He worked for the railroad for 20 years. In 1972, Mr. Perkins retired from MU as a maintenance worker.
Visitation for Mr. Perkins will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Kevin Collins, will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Nashville Baptist Church, on Nashville Church Road near Sapp. Mr. Perkins will be buried at Nashville Cemetery.
Mr. Perkins is survived by his two daughters, Judy Crane and Sue Sapp, both of Columbia; one brother, Vinis Perkins of Columbia; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
His wife, one son, three brothers and two sisters died earlier.

Patricia Linneman
Patricia Susan Linneman of Rhineland died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia.
Mrs. Linneman was born June 14, 1949, in Hermann to Benjamin and Betty Ann Hagedorn Gosen. She graduated from St. George High School in 1967.
Mrs. Linneman was married on Feb. 23, 1975, to Roland Lee Linneman in Rhineland. She was employed by People's Saving Bank of Rhineland for 30 years. She was also a member of Church of the Risen Savior.
Services were held on Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Rhineland. The services were conducted by the Rev. Thomas Seifner.
Mrs. Linneman is survived by her husband, Roland; one daughter, Cassie Linneman of Rhineland; her mother, Betty Ann Gosen of Hermann; and three sisters; Karen Kuebler of St. Charles, Cindy Hackman of Washington, Mo., and Mary Ann Henke of Columbia.
Memorials may be sent to the Church of the Risen Savior, Rhineland, or to the Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, MO 63361.

Madelyn Sanders
Madelyn F. Sanders of Columbia died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at her home. She was 71.
Mrs. Sanders was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Wilton to Lloyd and Eunice Nichols Mustain. She was a telephone operator for GTE before retiring. She was a former member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post #280.
Visitation for Mrs. Sanders will be from 9 to 10 a.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road in Columbia. Services, conducted by the Rev. John Foley, will be at 10 a.m. at Nilson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sanders is survived by three daughters, Paulette Ford Vaughan of Columbia, Debbie Ford German of Houston and Kimberly Sanders Pick of New Orleans; one brother, Roger Mustain of New York; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A brother, Ralph Reifsteak, a sister, Annelle Schildknecht, and a grandson died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO. 65203

Lorene James
Even when she had to work at 6 a.m., Lorene James always took time for her seven children.
"I don't know how she did it," said Dorothy Brackett, Mrs. James' daughter. "She always had us all up, hair brushed, food on the table. We always ate together."
Her whole life, Brackett said, Mrs. James lived for her children.
Mrs. James of Columbia died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at Samaritan Hospital in Macon. She was 74.
Mrs. James loved food and enjoyed cooking for others. She was very spiritual, Brackett said.
Mrs. James also loved playing jokes and making people laugh.
A couple weeks ago at Macon Health Care, she called for a nurse, donned a Halloween mask and jumped out at the nurse from behind the door.
"She scared this nurse out of her wits," Brackett said. "They all thought that was so funny."
Mrs. James had planned to wear that same mask this Halloween.
She was born March 19, 1925, in Columbia to Edward and Virginia Baker. She married Robert James on Aug. 16, 1943.
Mrs. James worked for the Ellis Fischel Cancer Hospital from 1961 to 1972, then at the Mid Missouri Mental Health Center from 1972 to 1979.
Her children said they will remember her dedication as their mother.
"My mother's whole life was us kids," Brackett said. "She gave everything she had for us. We're all going to miss her."
Visitation for Mrs. James will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services, conducted by the Rev. Charles Parker, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Nilson Funeral Home. Mrs. James' body will be buried at Columbia Cemetery. Mrs. James is survived by two sons, Clyde James and George James, both of Columbia; five daughters, Carol Floyd, Dorothy Brackett, Rosie James and Sandra Hyde, all of Columbia, and Joanie Dieters of St. Louis; three brothers, Bob Baker of the state of California, Carl Baker of Illinois and Henry Baker of Ten-nessee; three sisters, Thelma Christ of Illinois, Dazzerine Sexton of Florissant and Mary Baker of Colum-bia; and 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband a sister and a great-grandson died earlier.

Hubert Odell Blakemore
When Hubert Odell Blakemore opened his diner for business in 1950, he took to the sky.
He printed a bunch of fliers and hired a plane to scatter them all over Columbia. After that, the city passed an ordinance prohibiting advertising dropped from airplanes.
Mr. Blakemore might have had a knack for creative selling, but he is most remembered for his shrewd business skill and his love of farming.
Mr. Blakemore died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, in Columbia. He was 89.
Mr. Blakemore was the original owner of The Minute Inn, the building that is now used as the Broadway Diner. He brought the building from Wichita, Kan., on a railroad car, and he planned to use the business to put his kids through college.
When Mr. Blakemore and his wife, Hazel Board, bought the original '10-stooler' - referred to for its intimate size - it was the only diner in Columbia open all night. Marie Freemyer, whose husband bought the diner from Mr. Blakemore in 1961, said his wife coined the name.
"They were getting ready to go out, and he was in a hurry," Freemyer said, "and Hazel said 'Now, just a minute,' and Hubert said, 'That's it - we'll just name it The Minute Inn.'"
Since its arrival on a railroad car, the diner building has had a nomadic history, and it has been moved twice before resting at its current location at Broadway and Providence Road.
Mr. Blakemore was born May 8, 1910, in Harrisburg to Frank and Stella Wood Blakemore. He married Hazel Board in Butler on Aug. 6, 1938. She died in 1994.
During World War II he ran a full-time farm with registered white-faced Hereford cattle, chickens, pigs, a few lambs and two Clydesdale horses. At the same time, he managed the Columbia branch of Cook Paint and Varnish Company, a Kansas City-based chain.
Dave Griggs, the owner of a local carpet store, worked for Mr. Blakemore in 1969. Griggs said he remembers Mr. Blakemore's pride in the glass installation work the company was known for, especially the old downtown Sears Roebuck.
Griggs said Mr. Blakemore played a significant role in the early growth of the Columbia community in the mid-'60s.
"He was an excellent mentor," Griggs said. "He started me on a career I've been in forever. He taught me how to operate a business."
But Mr. Blakemore's main love was agriculture, said his daughter, Sybl Slaughter.
"He always loved farms since he grew up on one," Slaughter said.
Mr. Blakemore took her horseback riding and taught his grandsons to hunt and fish, she said.
His zest and training in farming translated into good business ventures.
"He had good foresight all the time," Slaughter said. "He was very good at giving advice, even into the last month."
Mr. Blakemore was a member, a deacon and a boardmember of Olivet Christian Church. The Rev. Dennis Swearngin said he knew him for 20 years.
"He was very energetic, very progressive in his thinking," Swearngin said.
Mr. Blakemore was awarded the church's Honorary Elder Award in 1997 in recognition of lifetime service.
"He thoroughly enjoyed keeping livestock, hay and growing a green crop every year," Swearngin said.
Besides tending to his farm, Mr. Blakemore was member of the Odd Fellows and president of the Sunrise Optimist Club.
Mr. Blakemore is survived by one son, Marvin Blakemore of Columbia; one daughter, Sybl Slaughter of Lebanon; one sister, Hazel Moreau of Columbia; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Blakemore will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., with an Odd Fellows Service at 8:00 p.m. Services, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Swearngin, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Olivet Christian Church, 1991 S. Olivet Road.
Mr. Blakemore will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Memorials can be sent to Olivet Christian Church, 1991 S. Olivet Road, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Melvin Cravens Jr.
Melvin Cravens Jr. of Kansas City died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, in Kansas City. He was 40.
Mr. Cravens was born Nov. 10, 1958, in Kansas City to Melvin Cravens Sr. and Florence Cravens Hill. He was employed by United Missouri Bank of Kansas City.
Visitation for Mr. Cravens, officiated by the Rev. Horace Hopkins, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home, 304 Walter St., Fayette. Burial is at 2 p.m. today at Gold Dust Cemetery in Fayette.
Mr. Cravens is survived by his parents; his wife, Mary Lee Cravens; one daughter, Charity Cravens of Fayette; two brothers, Anthony Cravens and Joseph Cravens; one sister, Natasha Cobbs; two step-brothers, Donald Durreli and Randle Bynam, both of Kansas City; two step-sisters, Tina Kee and Taresa Hill, both of Columbia; and his grandmothers, Elizabeth Sue Moore of Fayette and Olive Dora Hill of Montgomery, Ala.

Larry Graebner
After graduating from the MU School of Journalism, Larry Graebner began his 29-year career at the Columbia Daily Tribune in 1949 as a photographer. By the time he left in 1978, he was executive editor.
"Larry was a good photographer," friend Jack Hackethorn said. "But his main interest was that he was a pretty good newsman."
Lawrence August Graebner died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, in Columbia of complications from cancer. He was 78.
"I am constantly encountering people who remember him and the editorials that he wrote," said his wife, Jean Graebner.
His daughter Cathy Jose said she remembered watching the machines at the newspaper.
"He always took pictures of my sister and I," Jose said. "They were pretty good pictures."
Mr. Graebner was born March 17, 1921, in Memphis, Tenn., to Otto and Evelyn Hill Graebner. He enlisted in the armed forces in 1942.
He flew a number of missions as an aerial photographer in World War II and was awarded an air medal for one picture he took, which was described in the citation as one of the outstanding depictions of daylight precision-bombing by B-17 Flying Fortresses.
In 1947, while attending MU, Mr. Graebner met fellow student Jean Wilson.
They were married in 1949.
"The fact that he was a veteran and had come back to school was exciting to me," Jean Graebner said. "I was just out of high school."
She recalled her husband played the tuba in a local Dixieland band.
"He had played the tuba in high school, and he just picked it up again," she said.
Hackethorn said the band, called Banjos, Buckets and Brass, played pizza shops around Columbia.
"He had a lot of fun, and they were a lot of fun to listen to," he said.
Mr. Graebner is survived by his wife, Jean Graebner of Rocheport; two sisters, Esther Johnston of Richmond and Virginia Flakne of Carrollton; two daughters, Cathy Jose of Columbia, and Anita McSpadden of Granite City Ill.; and six grandchildren and 10 nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mr. Graebner will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Private services will be held at Mr. Graebner's home at a later date.
Memorials may be sent to the Friends of Rocheport, P.O. Box 122, Rocheport, Mo., 65279.

Robert Alden Hutchison
Robert Alden Hutchison of Columbia died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He was 88.
Mr. Hutchison was born July 22, 1911, in Pittsburgh to Robert Alden and Jean Stirling Hutchison. He married Hazel Messer on May 16, 1936, in Pittsburgh.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. He was also a retired vice president of engineering for an aerospace firm.
Services will be 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at Centralia United Methodist Church on Tarr Street.
Mr. Hutchison is survived by two daughters, Karen Popeck of Centralia and Janet Sodaro of Chicago; a son, Robert Bryce Hutchison of Denver; two sisters, Jean Jamieson of Waverly, Ohio, and Joan Eavey of Xenia, Ohio; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
His wife and one brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 16 Hitt St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Donna Sue Lewis
Donna Sue Lewis of Fulton died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at Short Stop Conoco in Fulton of a gunshot wound. Ms. Lewis was 39.
Ms. Lewis was born Sept. 7, 1960, in Columbia to Howard and Carolyn Sue Lewis. After being married previously, Ms. Lewis had been engaged to Ted Garrett for the past 10 years. They shared a home in rural Callaway County.
Ms. Lewis began working as a clerk at the convenience store in early September. Family members said she had never encountered any problems when closing the store.
Ms. Lewis' death is still under investigation by the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad, according to published reports.
Visitation for Ms. Lewis will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Dick Millspaugh, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Parker Funeral Service. She will be buried at Oakland Cemetery in Columbia.
Ms. Lewis is survived by her mother, Carolyn Lewis of Columbia; her maternal grandmother, Bertha Hoffman of Columbia; and one uncle, Bob Lewis of Columbia.
Her sister, Coreen Jewel Lewis, died earlier.

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