Anneice B. Greene
Anneice B. Greene of Columbia died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at her home. She was 67.
Mrs. Greene was born Jan. 31, 1932, in Columbia to Charles E. Davis and Ida Mae Crosswhite Davis. She was a member of St. Paul A.M.E church, former member of adult choir, Missouri Nurse Association, Missouri University Retired Group, and Jolly "S" Club. She was a nurse at the University Hospital and Clinics for 37 years.
Services for Mrs. Greene will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul A.M.E Church, 501 E. Park, officiated by the Rev. Clifton St. James. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Greene is survived by her husband, Albert H. Greene of Columbia; two brothers, Billy C. Davis of Portland, Ore., and Francis Turner of Kansas City; two sisters, Rose Elaine Daniels and Marjorie Washington, both of Kansas City; and three aunts and several cousins.
Three brothers and one sister died earlier.
The Rev. Charles Stephenson was known for his smile. Wherever he went, he was known to be a God-loving, peaceful man who dedicated his life to help and encourage others. He also loved to preach.
"I can't think of anything more beautiful than the life he showed me," said his oldest son, Charles Stephenson Jr. "He kept that smile 'til the end, he never had a down day, and was always praising God."
Mr. Stephenson of Marshall died of cancer Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at Fitzgibbon Hospital. He was 59.
Until the last days of his life, Mr. Stephenson would be out helping people in his church and at the food pantry, which he helped his son to start.
"Nothing stopped him to do God's will," the younger Stephenson said. "He told me, he had so much to give to the world. And his biggest contribution to this world was his love."
Mr. Stephenson was born on Jan. 23, 1940, in Fayette, to Nannie Broadus and Wanzo Wayland Sr. Two years later, he was adopted into the family of Nannie and William Price Stephenson.
In 1960, Mr. Stephenson met Shirley Poindexter.
"Mom was some years younger than him," his son said, "but he saw her and knew what he wanted. She wasn't so sure at first, but he convinced her."
On March 24, 1979, they were married.
Throughout his life, Mr. Stephenson was a busy man. He was pastor of Aldridge Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Slater, and before that, pastor of Timmons Temple Church of God in Christ in Huntsville. In addition, he was in the Marine Corps, the Ministerial Alliance and the board of Marshall Public School System. He was also an officer of the Saline County NAACP.
Soon after Christmas last year, Mr. Stephenson found out that he had cancer. The doctor gave him three weeks to live.
"But Dad said he knew God would raise him up," his son said. To the doctor's amazement, Mr. Stephenson lived for almost another year and kept working in his church and in the food pantry.
During his last days at the hospital, the visitors never ceased. Some days, almost 300 phone calls came in and about 130 people were lined up in the hallway to see him, his son said. And the pastor continued to minister to the visitors.
"He said: 'I've gotta keep working, people still need help,'" Charles Stephenson Jr. said.
Until the end, he never complained, but just wanted to pray and praise the Lord, his son said.
"He was ready to go," Stephenson said. "And there's no doubt God was waiting for him on the other side.
"One time I asked my dad what the secret was to his giving and living that wholesome life, and he said: 'By loving the word of God,'" Stephenson said. "His life was built around that, and he spread his sunshine wherever he went."
Visitation for Mr. Stephenson will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home, 460 S. Lincoln in Marshall. Services, officiated by Bishop Emmanuel Newton, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 1801 S. Miami in Marshall. The burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Mr. Stephenson is survived by his wife, Shirley Stephenson; three sons, Charles Stephenson Jr., Ronald Stephenson and Mitchell Stephenson, all of Marshall; one foster son, Lonnie Johnson of Marshall; four daughters, Patrice Williams of Atlanta, Sheila Stephenson of Marshall, Michelle Stephenson of Houston, and Latoya Dobbins of Dallas; his mother, Nannie Stephenson of Marshall; one brother, Wanzo Wayland Jr. of Carrolton; and one sister, Rose Lee Brown of Kansas City.
His father and stepfather died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Aldridge Tabernacle Building Fund, att: Phyllis Palmer, P.O. Box 688, Marshall, Mo. 65340.
Alice Cravens of Fayette died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 65.
Mrs. Cravens was born June 18, 1934, in Fayette to Charlie and Millie Tolbert Cowans. She was a member of Holy Ground Church of God in Christ and was a cook for many years at Fayette Caring Center.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the H.T. May and Son Funeral Home, 304 Walter St., in Fayette. Services, conducted by the Rev. R. C. Paige, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Second Baptist Church in Fayette. Burial will be in Fayette City Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Melvin Cravens of Kansas City; two brothers, Gilbert Cowans of Kansas City and Jess Cowans of Fayette; and six sisters, Millie Cowans, Sarah Cowans, Anna Cowans and Nellie Virginia Jackman, all of Fayette, Louella Hines of Decater, Ill., and Delores Nelson of Kansas City.
Two of her brothers died earlier.
Sue Fay Ghio
Sue Fay Ghio of Columbia died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at her home. She was 79.
Mrs. Ghio was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Sidell, Ill., to William and Sarah Callahan Wright. She married Robert A. Ghio on Dec. 6, 1944. A member of the Quota Club for several years, Mrs. Ghio was also one of the founding members of the Columbia Art League.
She co-owned and operated the Ghio Photography Studio in Columbia with her husband for 30 years. After that, the couple co-owned and operated Ghio's Valley Store in Columbia for approximately 20 years.
Mrs. Ghio is survived by her husband, Robert Ghio of Columbia; her daughter, Missy McReynolds of Columbia; one son, Robert S. Ghio of Hallsville; one sister, Letha McKee of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Her five brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent in Mrs. Ghio's name to the donor's charity of choice.
Mary E. Rushford
Mary E. Rushford of Windsor died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at the Truman Valley Health Care Nursing Home. She was 71.
Ms. Rushford was born March 7, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Kan., to Frank Keller Rushford and Sarah Lillian Hubert Rushford. She worked as a chicken sexer in the Windsor area and also in the states of Maine and Kentucky.
She owned and operated the Dog 'n' Suds Drive In Restaurant in Windsor for several years. She then managed Pizza Hut restaurants in Sedalia and Marshall before retiring to care for her parents. Ms. Rushford as a member of the Windsor First Christian Church. In World War II, Ms. Rushford served in the Navy as a chaplain's assistant.
Memorial services, conducted by the Rev. J. Michael Henrichs, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Windsor First Christian Church, 211 West Benton St., in Windsor.
Ms. Rushford is survived by two cousins, Mary Virginia Morgan of Columbia and Marsha Sue Spener of St. Louis.
Memorials may be sent to the Windsor First Christian Church.
Alice Mae Douglas
Alice Mae Douglas of Columbia died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999 at Boone Retirement Center. She was 83.
Mrs. Douglas was born April 25, 1916, to James Leland and Bertha Grant Todd. She married E. Raymond Douglas on Nov. 7, 1935.
She retired from Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and was a member of Columbia Senior Citizens.
Visitation for Mrs. Douglas will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. John Foley, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Douglas is survived by her husband; two sons, Steven Owen and Roy Owen, both of Columbia; and two daughters, Vicky Tubbs of Benton City and Patricia Owen of Columbia.
One brother and one sister died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203 or to The Senior Center, 1121 Business Loop 70 E., Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Dorothy Alice Larabee of Columbia died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at University Hospital and Clinics. She was 78.
Mrs. Larabee was born March 26, 1921, in Omaha, Neb., to George and Anthonette F. Kovar Stephens. In October 1941, she married Carl H. Larabee in Omaha. Mrs. Larabee worked as an operation analyst with the Social Security Administration.
There will be a private graveside service for Mrs. Larabee, followed by burial at Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Mrs. Larabee is survived by one son, Steve Larabee of Springfield, Ill.; one brother, Jay Stephens of Las Vegas; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Her husband and daughter died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, MO 65205.
Charlie D. Nowlin of Columbia died from heart problems Monday, Nov. 21, 1999 at Boone Hospital Center. He was 72.
Mr. Nowlin served with the U.S. Army in the Korean War from 1951 to 1952. He then continued his military career in the Army Reserves until 1958. Mr. Nowlin was a member of VFW Post #280 and of American Legion Post #202.
Virginia Nowlin said the military was important to her husband.
"He did what he had to do and he expected everybody that was in it (the military) to do all they could do to serve," she said.
In addition to his military service, Mr. Nowlin worked for M & M Highway Materials for 28 years before he retired.
Family was a priority for Mr. Nowlin.
"He always thought of his family; they came first," Mrs. Nowlin said. "He was just a good father and a husband and will be missed a whole lot."
Mr. Nowlin was born Oct. 27, 1927 to Ashland to Charlie Duncan and Melissa Sapp Nowlin.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Nowlin of Columbia; a son, Charlie D. Nowlin Jr. of Columbia; four daughters, Brenda Woods of Ashland, Carolyn Banks of Centralia, Janie Jones of Harrisburg and Dee Ann Nowlin-Green of Columbia; a brother, Joe Nowlin of Columbia; a sister, Opal Snodgrass of Columbia, and 11 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Nowlin's longtime friend Elder Wallace Johnson will conduct the services.
Memorials may be sent to the Children's Miracle Network, in care of the University of Missouri-Columbia, or to the Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging, 1121 Business Loop 70 E., Columbia.
Patty Jane Pauley
Patty Jane Pauley of Columbia died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at Ashland Healthcare in Ashland. She was 58.
Mrs. Pauley was born Dec. 19, 1940, in Columbia to Ruby M. Lyons Payne and James A. Payne. She married Richard C. Pauley on Feb. 20, 1959.
Mrs. Pauley graduated from Hickman High School and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was retired from Shelter Insurance Company.
"Everybody just loved her," Richard Pauley said. "She was so fun to be around. We were married for 40 years and we did a lot together. We loved to watch the kids play ball. We were big sports fans together."
Mrs. Pauley loved shopping at garage sales and attending auctions. She enjoyed playing cards with her brother and sister and her friends.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services, conducted by the Rev. Adam Andreaasen, will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Nilson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Mrs. Pauley is survived by her husband, Richard Pauley; two sons, Brent Pauley and Mark Pauley, both of Columbia; four grandchildren, Sherry Callahan of Kansas City, Heather Callahan of Columbia, and Charlotte and Charlie Simcoe of Auxvasse. Mrs. Pauley is also survived by a sister, Hazel Poff, and a brother, James Lawrence Payne, both of Columbia; an aunt, Marva Lee Crump; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Paul J. Neidhardt
Paul J. Neidhardt, a U.S. Postal Service clerk and supervisor for 35 years, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in Columbia. He was 73.
Mr. Neidhardt retired as a district director of customer service for the postal service in 1980. He served in the Army in World War II and was a member of several organizations, including the Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star, the Scottish Rite Bodies and York Rite Bodies.
Mr. Neidhardt was born April 17, 1926, in Pratt, Kan., to William Neidhardt and Elma Alminda Van Sossan.
Visitation was Saturday. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Hillcrest Christian Church, 11411 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kan. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Cairo Cemetery near Pratt, Kan.
Mr. Neidhardt is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doris Neidhardt of Columbia; two daughters, Jean Hall and Susan Woodbury, both of Columbia; one brother, Dean Neidhardt of Torrance, Calif.; one sister, Elma June Dill of Pratt; one grandson, James Hall of Kansas City; and two granddaughters, April Woodbury and Meadow Woodbury, both of Columbia.
Margaret Roark, who teamed up with her sister to start Columbia's first women's bowling team in 1940, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 81.
Roark's sister, Evelyn Fox, said they used to live near one of Columbia's bowling alleys and would often watch the men play. When a women's league was started at the alley, the two decided to start a team.
"I had never touched a bowling ball before, and neither had my sister, so the first few balls we bowled went right in the gutter," Fox said.
The sisters continued to bowl most of their lives and even traveled to other cities for tournaments.
Mrs. Roark was also a big sports fan, especially of the Hickman High School football team, which her husband, Robert Roark, coached for 25 years.
"She was an honest, hard-working person," Fox said.
Mrs. Roark was born Dec. 7, 1917, in Fayette to Perry Roberts Sr. and Inis Boyd Roberts. She married Robert Roark in Columbia on Sept. 14, 1974.Mrs. Roark retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after working there for 30 years. She was a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority and a member of First Christian Church.
Visitation for Mrs. Roark will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Watson, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Roark is survived by her sister, Evelyn Fox of Columbia, and one brother, Glenn Roberts of Marlton, N.J.
Her husband and a brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.