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MISSOURI - Boone County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 134

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Date: Monday, 21 April 2008, at 12:55 p.m.

Wai Yu Chan
Wai Yu Chan of Columbia died Tuesday, November 30, 1999. She was 88.
Ms. Chan was born Jan. 13, 1911, in China to Tuck Ha Chan and Le Ching Hui Chan.
In her native China, Ms. Chan was a pioneer in the field of nursing, said her daughter Taiyun Hsieh. She was among the first women in China to work in that field, her daughter said, and she retired from nursing in 1972.
Ms. Chan married Man Kwong Auyeung on May 10, 1936, and came to Columbia in 1988. While in Columbia, she was a member of the Columbia Chinese Christian Church. She also spent time babysitting her grandchildren so her family could be active in the community.
Visitation for Ms. Chan will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Columbia Chinese Christian Church, 3316 Rock Quarry Rd. Services, conducted by church elder Albert Sun, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Columbia Chinese Christian Church.
Ms. Chan is survived by her two daughters, Taiyun Hsieh of Columbia, and Taiwah Wong-Au of Hong Kong; one sister, Wai Cheung Chan of Montreal, Canada; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Columbia Chinese Christian Church or any other charity. The family requests no flowers.

Irving Drew
Irving Drew spent 30 years at the Boonville Police Department, including serving as the city's first black police chief.
Mr. Drew of Boonville died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital. He was 64.
He was born July 15, 1935, in Boonville to Irvin and Emma Burnham Drew, and married LaDonna Elbert on Nov. 1, 1974.
Mr. Drew was a member of St. Matthew AME Church. He was a graduate of Sumner High School, and he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. From 1968 until his retirement in 1998, Mr. Drew worked for the police department.
Visitation for Mr. Drew will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Boonville. Services, conducted by the Rev. Russell Freeman, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew AME Church in Boonville. Mr. Drew will be buried at Boonville Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Drew is survived by his wife; two daughters, Chiquita Chatmon of Boonville and Elena Tillman of Columbia; two sons, Brad Drew and Michael Drew, both of Boonville; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents died earlier.

Robert A. Ghio
Robert A. Ghio of Columbia died Saturday, November 27, 1999, at his home. He was 83.
Mr. Ghio was born March 28, 1916, in Texarkana, Texas, to Augustas and Lyda Gillispie Ghio. Mr. Ghio attended Hickman High School and graduated in 1936. On Dec. 6, 1944, Mr. Ghio married Sue Fay Wright in New York.
Mr. Ghio served with the U.S. Army in the 128th Field Artillery during World War II. In 1950, he and his wife created a magazine about Columbia called "Town Life." He was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club. He taught photojournalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism for two years and was a judge for the "Photo of the Year" contest for several years.
He and his wife owned and operated Ghio Photography Studio in Columbia for 30 years and Ghio's Valley Store in Columbia for about 20 years.
Mr. Ghio is survived by one daughter, Missie McReynolds of Columbia; one son, Robert S. Ghio of Hallsville; one sister, Margaret Ghio of Columbia; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
His parents and wife died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the donor's charity of choice in Mr. Ghio's name.

Stanley Rajewski
Stanley W. Rajewski of Harrisburg died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999. He was 78.
Mr. Rajewski was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Lawrence, Mass., to Walter and Anna Jackowski Rajewski.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 and was a 40-year Veterans of Foreign Wars member. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 2226 of Salem, N.H., for 30 years and the Elks Lodge in Columbia for four years. Mr. Rajewski was also a lifetime member of the Mizzou Marines.
He married Therese R. DuVal in 1946 in Salem.
Mr. Rajewski is survived by his wife; one son, William A. Rajewski of Harrisburg; three daughters Sharon E. Rose of Clark, Suzanne Marie Gingras of Harrisburg and Sylvia Anne Cardone of Jackson, N.J.; one sister, Victoria Donovan of Lawrence; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
His parents and two brothers died earlier.
Services, conducted by the Rev. David Viet, will be at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Drive in Columbia.
Memorials may be sent to Visiting Nurses Association Hospice, 3215 Berrywood Drive, Columbia, MO 65201.

Mildred Louise Sevier
Mildred Louise Sevier of Little Rock, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 30, at North Little Rock Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was 83.
Mrs. Sevier was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Boone County to Ory D. and Dolly Rule Jacobs. She was raised and spent most of her life in Columbia. She married John W. Sevier Jr. on July 3, 1931. Mrs. Sevier worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Boone County Hospital for 25 years.
"She was awful good to her patients," said Mrs. Sevier's daughter, Dorothy Harper. "Everyone thought she was so sweet."
About 10 years ago, Mrs. Sevier moved to Arkansas to be close to her daughter, but she missed Missouri.
"Her heart was always back here in Columbia," Harper said.
Harper remembered that her mother always wore a smile, even when she was sick.
While in Columbia, Mrs. Sevier played tambourine in the Oak Towers band and was a clog dancer. She also made ceramics in her spare time to give to friends and family members.
"She was a very giving person," her daughter said.
Mrs. Sevier's son Irvin Sevier said her hobbies included dancing and visiting her friends.
"My mom knew a lot of people and had a lot of friends," he said.
Ora Bell Rule was also very close to Mrs. Sevier. Rule remembered when her 4-year-old great-grandson would come to visit.
The two would talk at great lengths despite their age difference. When he visited and Mrs. Sevier was gone, he would walk around the house, asking, "Where did that Mildred woman go?"
"I have good memories of her," said Rule, whom Mrs. Sevier would visit often and call each weekend while living in Arkansas.
"She would do anything for anybody. I'm really going to miss her," she said.
Visitation for Mrs. Sevier will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Randall Germann, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker Funeral Service. Mrs. Sevier will be buried in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Sevier is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Harper of Sherwood, Ark.; one son, Irvin Sevier of Eldon, Mo.; three sisters, Laverne Benty and Thelma Randolph, both of Lake Ozark, Mo., and Helen Singleton of Columbia; one brother, Elgin Jacobs of Mexico, Mo.; and six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Her husband, three brothers and one sister died earlier.

William Siebold
William Wade Siebold and his wife of 58 years, Kathryn Martin Siebold, were "totally devoted to each other," said his daughter, Peggy Leeper of Columbia.
After his wife died in September, Leeper said her father didn't want to live without her mother.
"I don't think he wanted to spend the holidays without her," Leeper said.
Mr. Siebold of Auburn, Ky., died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky. He was 79.
Mr. Siebold was born Feb. 14, 1920, in Columbus, Ohio, to Oscar and Bertha Siebold.
He retired as a travel auditor for the STP Corporation in 1985. He was a 55-year member of the 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus. He also raised six children with his wife.
"He was a great dad," Leeper said. "He was always there for us."
Mr. Siebold and his wife lived in Euless, Texas, for 17 years after retirement. Then they moved in with Leeper and her husband in Columbia until last March, when they moved to Kentucky.
"Eventually their health caught up with them," Leeper said. "He was still taking care of her even though he was sick.
"He'll be missed a lot."
There is no visitation scheduled. Services will be held Saturday at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Bowling Green. Mr. Siebold's body was cremated.
Mr. Siebold is survived by three sons, Bill Siebold of Auburn, Ky., Jim Siebold of Winter Park, Fla., and David Siebold of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three daughters, Katie Senese of Granbury, Texas, Peggy Leeper of Columbia, and Anna Siebold of Euless, Texas; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
His parents and wife died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Barren River Right to Life Association, 342 White Cotton Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42103.

William Roger Rhodes
Everyone who knew him says Bill Rhodes had a knack for making people smile.
"He was just so friendly," his daughter Jeanell Bertels said. "Everywhere he went, he teased people."
His family and friends are still smiling as they recall special memories of him.
William Roger Rhodes of Columbia died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999 at Boone Hospital Center. He was 64.
Mr. Rhodes worked in the construction industry for years before starting his own business in the basement of his home. Business grew so much that Mr. Rhodes eventually opened Attacher's Construction, Tools & Repair Inc. in Columbia. He owned and operated the business for 15 years.
Through his company, Mr. Rhodes taught his children about hard work and life.
"He worked his entire life," Bertels said. "He couldn't understand people who didn't work for an honest living."
Julie Pipes described her father as a man who loved life.
"We had a lot of fun with him," she said, recalling a favorite story her father had told about his childhood. "He and his friends took penguins from the Kansas City Zoo and put them in a fountain where everyone had a peek at them on the way to work," Pipes said.
Mr. Rhodes was born Aug. 17, 1935, in Kansas City to Marvin Elliott and Martha Gertrude Young Rhodes. In addition to his work, Mr. Rhodes served in the U.S. Army, where he developed his lifelong love for airplanes. He was in the process of building his own plane.
"He liked to take things apart and put them back together," Pipes said. Over the years, he had rebuilt several old cars and made many model and remote-control airplanes, she said.
Mr. Rhodes also loved sweets.
"Any time you went into his shop there was just candy everywhere," Bertels said. His favorites were chocolates, jelly beans, circus peanuts and gumdrops.
As much as he loved candy and airplanes, family was most important to Mr. Rhodes. Both Bertels and Pipes described their father's love as "unconditional."
"He would spend more on his grandkids' Christmas than on his vehicle," Pipes said. "He loved to give gifts."
Visitation for Mr. Rhodes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Valley Spring Cemetery, Route UU, Columbia.
Mr. Rhodes is survived by three daughters, Cathy Powers of Columbia, Julie Pipes of Centralia, and Jeanell Bertels of Martinsburg; one sister, Suzanne Levine of Kansas City; and three grandchildren.
His parents and one sister died earlier.

Fern Williams
Fern Williams of Columbia died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 88.
Mrs. Williams was born Nov. 27, 1911, in Harrisburg to Hamp and Laura Alspaw Rowland. Mrs. Williams graduated from Harrisburg High School. She married Ralph Williams on Feb. 14, 1934, in Columbia.
Boone County was Mrs. Williams' home her entire life. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 53 years. Mrs. Williams also taught at Wilhite Grade School for two years and worked for Kelly Press.
Visitation for Mrs. Williams will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. John Foley, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Parker Funeral Service.
Mrs. Williams is survived by her daughter, Delores Cornell of Columbia; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Her husband, two sisters and one brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimers Association, Mid-Missouri Chapter, 1121 Business Loop 70 E., Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Muriel Kerby Miller
Muriel Kerby Miller of Columbia died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at University Hospital and Clinics. She was 83.
Mrs. Miller was born Jan. 20, 1916, in Moberly to Joseph T. and Estella Daniels Kerby. The family moved to Phoenix in 1930 where she graduated as valedictorian from Phoenix Union High School. In 1935 she was valedictorian of Phoenix Junior College. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona in 1937.
Later, Mrs. Miller earned a master's degree from Arizona State University. She taught English at Phoenix Union High School and North High School in Phoenix until she retired in 1982.
She married George Miller Jr. on July 2, 1941, in Phoenix.
In college she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and the Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. Mrs. Miller was also a member of Phoenix College Alumni Association.
She belonged to First Congregational Church (Church of the White Spire) and Church of the Beatitudes, both in Phoenix.
Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband of Columbia; one son, Kerby Miller of Columbia; and three grandchildren.
One brother died earlier.
There is no visitation scheduled. Services for Mrs. Miller, conducted by the Rev. Hugh Shelby Lee, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary in Phoenix. She will be buried at Greenwood Memory Lawn in Phoenix.

Barbara Arnsmeyer
Barbara Ann Arnsmeyer of Hartsburg died Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1999, of heart failure at Moberly Regional Medical Center. She was 87.
Her family remembers her as a generous, caring woman. It was al-ways clear that she put them first in her life, they said. Her only daughter, Elizabeth Carlson, said her mother was so kind she never said "no" to anyone in need.
"She would give her last nickel and the shirt off her back to help you," said Janet Carlson, her granddaugh-ter.
Mrs. Arnsmeyer was born Sept. 2, 1912, in East Chicago, Ind., to Frank Rozich and Teresa Sestrich Rozich.
In her youth, Mrs. Arnsmeyer returned to Yugoslavia, the home of her ancestors, where she lived for some years. Her grandchildren re-member hearing her speak English, Spanish, French and Croatian.
"Grandma was a very smart lady," Janet Carlson said.
Mrs. Arnsmeyer worked for more than 10 years at University Hospital and Clinics, retiring from her job as admissions clerk in 1978.
She attended Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Columbia.
Always an avid seamstress, Mrs. Arnsmeyer delighted in sewing for others. When her daughter was a girl, Mrs. Arnsmeyer fashioned most of her clothes. For her granddaughter, she made dolls' dresses.
"She sewed dolls' dresses of her own design for Marshall Fields," Elizabeth Carlson said.
Mrs. Arnsmeyer was also fa-mous for her Yugoslavian pastries. Every Christmas, her family eagerly awaited the taste of her special cof-feecakes and cookies.
She taught her granddaughter the recipes so she can continue the holiday tradition. Janet Carlson said she treasures the handwritten instruc-tions and memories of cooking with her grandmother.
"She was the best grandmother you could ever wish for," said Janet Carlson.
A memorial service will be held at a later date under the direction of Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Char-les Road.
She is survived by her husband, Frederick Arnsmeyer of Fulton; one daughter, Elizabeth Carlson, of Centerville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Janet Carlson of Brooklyn, N.Y., Charles Carlson of Columbus, Ohio, and John Carlson of Centerville, Ohio; and four step-grandchildren.
Mrs. Arnsmeyer's first husband, Stephen Verosik, died in 1969.

Albert J. Long
Albert J. Long Sr. of Mexico, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at his home. He was 62.
Kenneth Brentley, a friend of 35 years and a saxophone player in the Chump Change blues band, said his friend was a jack-of-all-trades.
"Albert loved to listen to music, but it was only one of his passions," Brentley said. "He liked to live life, and he liked to hunt, fish and listen to music."
Albert Long Jr. said his father enjoyed being around horses.
"He loved to take care of horses," he said. "For years he traveled with the rodeo shows, and he sometimes rode the bulls. That was him: horses and livestock."
Long Jr. said his dad also had many friends.
"He was great with people," he said. "Many people will miss him."
Brentley said Mr. Long was always playing practical jokes on his friends. "He was always up to something. He would fib a lot to amuse his friends," he said.
Brentley remembered the times when he was bedridden with asthma, and Mr. Long brought him his meals at home. He also recalled the many times Mr. Long tried to teach him to hunt, fish and fix cars. "But I was never very good at it," he said.
"I sure am going to miss him," he said. Brentley will play the tune "Precious Lord" on his saxophone at the funeral.
Mr. Long was born May 30, 1937, in Mexico, to Albert and Josephine Moore Long. He graduated from Garfield High School in Mexico and worked the rodeo circuits in Texas for several years before returning to Missouri in 1970.
He lived in Columbia for 15 years and moved back to Mexico in 1996. For a short time, he was employed at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia.
Visitation for Mr. Long will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 326 E. Breckenridge, Mexico. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jacob Barr, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul C.M.E. Church in Mexico.
Mr. Long is survived by his father, Albert Long of St. Louis; seven sons, Albert J. Long Jr. and Rico Miller of Mexico, Michael Long of Versailles, Mo., Clifton Long of Fulton, and Troy Daye, Josh Hatton and Kendale Carter, all of Columbia; three daughters, Jaye Jackson of Mexico, Jackie Cook of Dennison, Texas; and Miranda Brown of Columbia; one sister, Barbra Hadden of Decatur, Ill.; and several grandchildren, cousins and friends.
His mother and two brothers died earlier.

Charlene R. Nickens
Charlene R. "Niki" Nickens died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She was 51.
Ms. Nickens was born July 12, 1948, in Perry County, Ill., to Kenneth E. and Rose Lovell Elliot Nickens. She served in the United States Army during the 1960s.
Ms. Nickens is survived by her two sons, Donald Eugene Nickens and Joseph Scott Nickens, both of Columbia; and a brother, Kenneth Eugene Nickens.
A memorial service for Ms. Nickens will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nyra House Annex at 1004 Faye, Columbia.
Her parents and a brother died earlier.
It is requested that friends bring memories and mementoes of Ms. Nickens to the memorial service to share with all.

Frances E. Smith
Frances E. Smith devoted her life to caring for sick children. For more than 50 years she bandaged scrapes and cuts, gave medicine for sore throats and offered smiles to soothe the pain.
Mrs. Smith of Topeka, Kan., died of heart failure Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. She was 72.
Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 15, 1927, in Eskridge, Kan., to Bill and Ethel Mossman. She was raised in Topeka and graduated from Topeka High School in 1945.
It was in Topeka, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, where Mrs. Smith spent more than a decade caring for her patients. She worked as the head nurse in the maternity ward for 12 years after graduating from the Jane C. Stormont School of Nursing in 1948.
She then went on to work in the Topeka Public School District as a nurse. Aside from her nursing duties, Mrs. Smith continued to crusade for children. She helped organize numer-ous fund-raisers for children's pro-grams, focusing especially on mentally retarded children.
Mrs. Smith married her hus-band, Bob E. Smith, on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1949.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband; two sons, Kirby Smith of Columbia and William Smith of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Fern E. Wagstaff of Tecumseh, Kan.; one brother, Richard Mossman of Topeka, Kan.; and three grandchildren.
Services for Mrs. Smith were held Saturday. Memorials may be sent to the Frances Mossman Smith Nurs-ing Scholarship Fund c/o Stormont-Vail Foundation, 1500 SW 10th St., Topeka, KS 66604.

Charles N. Watson
Charles N. Watson of Columbia died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 75.
Mr. Watson was born Oct. 25, 1924, in Boone County to Mansel and Stella Goslin Watson. He married Cora Adcock on Dec. 19, 1970, in Ashland.
He lived his entire life in Boone County. He worked at the City Quar-ries for more than 20 years and was a plant manager there. He went into the army during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Visitation for Mr. Watson will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Robert Gilstrap, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetary, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Mr. Watson is survived by his wife; one daughter, Cindy Denise Watson of Detroit; two sons, James M. Watson and Terry N. Watson, both of Clarence; three step-daughters, Annette Kimbell of Wheatland, Linda Miller of Tampa, Fla., and Nancy Sprinkles of Union; one brother, James Pollock of Columbia; one sister, Lois Shaw of Columbia; and one grandchild.
One brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to United Pentecostal Church, 211 Benton St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Otentha Thornton
Otentha M. Thornton of Columbia died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at University Hospital.
She was 82.
Ms. Thornton was born Nov. 3, 1917, in Columbia to George and Annie Woods Thornton. She was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church and the Richard T. Kelly Post No. 238 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a volunteer for a community recreation program.Visitation for Ms. Thornton will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Warren Funeral Chapel, 326 E. Breckenridge Drive. Services, conducted by the Rev. Clifton St. James, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 501 Park Ave. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Ms. Thornton is survived by four daughters, Shirley Henderson of Wichita, Kan., Nettie Wesley of Hamden, Conn., Ann Thornton of Columbia and Ethel Jackson of Jefferson City; two sons, William Sonny Thornton of Kansas City and Sanford Thornton; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Three brothers and two sisters died earlier.

Lou Ella Mae Benedict
Lou Ella Mae Benedict of Columbia died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999 in Columbia. She was 87.
Mrs. Benedict was born on Feb. 3, 1912, in Boone County to James Robert and Martha A. Griggs Davis. She married Roy A. Benedict on Feb. 9, 1938 in Boonville. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness.
Services, conducted by Larry Brock, minister of Jehovah's Witness, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Benedict is survived by her nephew, Jimmy C. Davis and his wife, Pat Davis, of Columbia.
Her husband and six brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 2207 Holly Ave., Columbia MO 65203.

O.T. Morton
O.T. Morton of Columbia died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at Truman Veterans Hospital. He was 78.
Mr. Morton was born March 17, 1921, in Texas to W.E. and Ida Murray Morton. He married Tempie Mae Owens on Sept. 14, 1946, in Nacogdoches, Texas.
He was a veteran of World War II and moved to Columbia with Williams Brothers Pipeline Co. in 1964. From 1964 to 1973, he was a dealer for the Eastgate Phillips 66 service station.
Visitation for Mr. Morton was Friday, and services were Saturday.
Mr. Morton is survived by his wife; one brother, W.E. Morton of Dallas; one son, Bud Morton of Paris, Tenn.; two daughters, Margie Kramer and Sandy Finch, both of St. Louis; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Four sisters, one brother and one granddaughter died earlier.

Kenneth Watson Sr.
Kenneth Dale Watson Sr. of Columbia died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999 at Regional Care Center in Columbia. He was 55.
Mr. Watson was born Nov. 29, 1943 in Boone County to Raymond F. and Erma E. Rawlings Watson. He was a heavy equipment operator for Boone Quarry, and he loved to hunt and fish.
Visitation for Mr. Watson was Saturday at Nilson Funeral Home. Services, conducted by the Rev. John Foley, will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Dripping Spring Christian Church, 2701 W. Dripping Springs Road.
Mr. Watson is survived by two sons, K. Dale Watson Jr. and Randy D. Watson, both of Columbia; a brother, Robert "Bobby" Watson, of Columbia; a sister, Delores Terwilliger of Florida; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Missouri Department of Conservation or the Dripping Springs Cemetery Association.

Edward A. Irelan
Edward A. Irelan of Columbia died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at Columbia Manor Care. He was 65.
Mr. Irelan was born Sept. 21, 1934 in LaJaunta, Colo. to Ralph and Ruby Irelan. He married Donnis Plunk on June 26, 1959 in Amarillo, Texas. He was a graduate in industrial design from Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio.
He worked at Sunbeam Corp. and later as an industrial designer with McGraw Edison in Chicago.
Visitation for Mr. Irelan will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Forum Boulevard Christian Church, 3900 Forum Blvd. Services, conducted by the Rev. Max Jennings, will be at 2 p.m. at the church. He will be buried in Oakland Cemetery.
Mr. Irelan is survived by his mother; his wife; two sons, Shaun Irelan of Red Oak, Iowa and Todd Irelan of Columbia; one brother, Smiley Irelan of Shawnee, Okla.; and one sister, Alice Whittington of Oklahoma City.

Gladys Lee Weddle
Gladys Lee Weddle of Columbia died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999. She was 76.
Ms. Weddle was born July 17, 1923 in Clarksdale, Miss. to Robert Daniel and Fannie Elizabeth Ingram Massey. She worked as a bookkeeper.
There will be no services for Ms. Weddle. She has donated her body to the MU anatomy department.
She is survived by two daughters, Jane Furze of Phoenix and Dixie Wienaud of Alamogordo, N.M.; one son, Robert Daniel Weddle of Columbia; one foster child, Charles O. Peterson of Gulfport, Miss.; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Toys for Tots.

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