Amara Lee Boussad
Amara Lee Boussad of Columbia died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. She was 11 days old.
Amara was born on Dec. 1, 1999, in Columbia.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Ken Frerking, will follow in the Parker Funeral Service Chapel.
Amara is survived by her father, Anthony Boussad; mother, Michele Boussad; grandmother, Joan Wilkerson, of Columbia; and grandparents Millicent and Robert Boussad, of St. Peters.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather Donald Clark.
Memorials may be sent to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis.
Jackson Bond Jr.
Jackson N. Bond Jr. of St. Charles, formerly of Columbia, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999. He was 56.
Mr. Bond was born to Jackson N. and Mildred Dreyer Bond on March 20, 1943, in Washington, Mo.
He worked for the Raymond International Company in Kansas City for 18 years as a pile driver and also as a carpenter and brick layer.
Mr. Bond was a member of Frieden's United Church of Christ in Warrenton, the Carpenters Union and Sons of American Veterans.
Services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 12, at Nieburg-Martin Chapel in Warrenton. Mr. Bond was buried in the Warrenton City Cemetery.
Mr. Bond is survived by his mother, Mildred Bond Williams of St. Charles; three sons, Christopher P. Bond of Las Vegas, Nev., Creig Bond of Arden, N.C., and Adam J. Bond of Crossett, Ark.; one brother, Richard Bond of Warrenton; one sister, Barbara Nelson of St. Peters; four stepbrothers, Donald Williams of Wappeall, Mo., Vincel Williams of St. Peters, Keary Williams of Lake St. Louis and Eric Williams of St. Charles; one stepsister, Elizabeth Pickart of Woodland Park, Colo and 13 stepchildren.
His father and stepfather died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Frieden's United Church of Christ, in care of the Nieburg-Martin Funeral Home. 510 E. Main St. Warrenton, MO. 63383.
Rosetta E. Cuffy of Columbia died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at Columbia Regional Hospital in Columbia. She was 75.
Mrs. Cuffy was born May 2, 1924, in Roseau, Dominica, to Benoit and Marie Jeanpierre Cuffy. She moved to Columbia in 1969 and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church of Columbia.
Visitation for Mrs. Cuffy will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. 4th St. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren Funeral Chapel.
Mrs. Cuffy is survived by one daughter, Patricia Cuffy of Columbia; one son, Davidson Cuffy of Dallas; two sisters, Rose Gibbs of Barbados and Eleanor Hector of Bronx, New York; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Two sisters and three brothers died earlier.
Terry Lee Broadus
Terry Lee Broadus of Boonville died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia. He was 55.
Mr. Broadus was born to Grace Broadus and William Powell on Nov. 26, 1944, in Fayette. He was raised in Fayette and graduated from high school in 1962. Mr. Broadus served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He married Nannie Mae Banks on Nov. 5, 1982, and worked for MKT Railroad for 14 years until his illness.
Visitation for Mr. Broadus will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at H.T. May & Son Funeral Home in Boonville and also from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church in Fayette.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Horace Hopkins, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Roanoke Cemetery in Roanoke.
Mr. Broadus is survived by his wife; stepdaughter Cuqrita Whitley of Columbia; niece Tania Logan of Columbia; three brothers, Kenneth Broadus, Archie Broadus, and Nathan Broadus, all of Columbia; six sisters, Jackie Thompson of Boonville, Teresa Williams of Marshall, Frances Wilson of Fayette; and Calandra Mitchum, Doris Tatum and Louise Holloway, all of Kansas City; and many other nieces and nephews.
His parents died earlier.
Virginia D. Packham
Virginia D. Packham of Columbia died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999. She was 78.
Mrs. Packham was born Dec. 10, 1920, in Columbia to Virgil and Gertie Kite Parmer. She was a member of the Class of 1939 at Hickman High School. In 1940 she attended Rosenthal Business School.
Mrs. Packham married Arlo Ray Packham on Aug. 12, 1961, in Kansas City.
Mrs. Packham was a real estate secretary until she retired in 1980. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Through the church, she volunteered at Truman Veterans Hospital, assisting patients to Sunday morning chapel services. In 1984, Mrs. Packham was awarded the Voluntary Service Award by the Veterans Administration in recognition of the 750 hours that she spent in volunteer service to veterans.
Mrs. Packham was also a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Oliver Buehrle #17 Chapter.
Visitation for Mrs. Packham will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jim Slagg, will be at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Packham is survived by her daughter, Shirley Levacy of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and her stepson, David Packham of Kansas City.
Her husband and sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to American Red Cross, 1805 W. Worley, Columbia, Mo. 65203 or Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Jared Selsor often kept his thoughts to himself. In a journal, he recorded his feelings about God, life and friendship.
But sometimes he'd proclaim his feelings by painting messages from the top of a water tower in tall brush strokes for the world to see.
Jared Carmen Selsor's body was found beneath a Callaway County water tower Monday, Nov. 29, 1999. A Columbia resident for the past three years, he was 21.
The Callaway County Sheriff's Department has ruled his death an apparent suicide.
"He cared about other people and he would do anything for them," said longtime friend Ben Hutchinson.
Mr. Selsor was born Jan. 24, 1978 in Mexico, Mo., to Billy Joe and Patricia Ann Cox Selsor. He was the youngest of six siblings.
Religion became an important part of his life when he was a senior at Mexico High School, said mother Pat Selsor.
"He knew life could be painful," she said. "But he could always make good out of things that were bad."
The Rev. Randall Sawyer of the First Christian Church in Mexico, referred to Mr. Selsor as a very thoughtful, well-liked young man who was very close to his family.
"I had hopes that he would go into ministry," he said. "He was religious, and he was concerned about other people."
Mr. Selsor's concern for others was evident in athletics. He participated in high school football and wrestling, and was an avid golfer.
"He had such great sportsmanship in everything he did," said Pat Selsor, remembering how her son would hug his wrestling opponent after every match. "He wanted to make sure everyone knew he cared."
Mr. Selsor was a junior at MU majoring in education and planned to teach high school math. He owned his own business, Selsor Mowing, and worked as a package sorter for United Parcel Service. He was an active member of the First Christian Church in Mexico. Visitation on Dec. 2 lasted an hour longer than scheduled, as about 700 friends and family members remembered Mr. Selsor. More than 250 were present for services the next day.
"He was like a son to everyone here (in Mexico)," Pat Selsor said.
Mr. Selsor is survived by his parents, Bill and Pat Selsor of Mexico; one brother, John Christopher Davis of Columbia; four sisters, Patti Eynard of Columbia, Debbie Lunceford of Mexico, Melissa Selsor of Portland, Ore., and Heather Selsor of Mexico; maternal grandparents, John W. and Jean Cox of Mexico; three nieces; four nephews; two aunts; and two cousins.
His paternal grandparents, Carmen E. "Colonel" and Iris Selsor, died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Arthur Hills Golf Course, Route 2, Mexico, Mo. 65265, or to the First Christian Church, 307 W. Jackson St., Mexico, Mo. 65265.
Edna Edith Hicks
Edna Edith Hicks of St. Charles died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at Claywest Skilled Care in St. Charles. She was 85.
Mrs. Hicks was born June 4, 1914 in Meta to James and Effie Martin Adkins. She worked in Columbia as a beautician until she retired.
Visitation for Mrs. Hicks will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd. in Ashland. Services, conducted by the Rev. Paul Larimore, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Robinson Funeral Home. Mrs. Hick's body will be buried at New Salem Cemetery in Ashland.
Mrs. Hicks is survived by her two sons, Pete Westermann of St. Charles and Bob Westermann of St. Louis; two daughters, Betty Mikenas of Westmont, Ill. and Pat Hawthorne of St. Louis; and 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Her husbands, Henry Westermann, Turner Christian and George Hicks, and a son, a brother and two sisters all died earlier.
Thomas O. Martin
Thomas Orville Martin of Hallsville died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at his home. He was 68.
Mr. Martin was born July 9, 1931, in Ashland to Daniel Wesley Martin and Mary Lee Acton Martin. He married Bonnie Frances Acton on Feb. 3, 1950.
Mr. Martin drove a truck for Midland Truck Lines for 33 years. He was a member of New Salem Baptist Church in Ashland.
Visitation for Mr. Martin will be at 1 p.m. today at the Mount Zion Church, southeast of Hallsville. Services, conducted by the Rev. Stanley Owen, will be at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Bonnie Frances Acton Martin; four sons, T. Michael Martin of Smyrna, Tenn., Richard O. Martin and C. Russell Martin , both of Hallsville, and Robert A. Martin of Columbia; two daughters, F. Vickie Pemberton and Rebecca A. O'Neal, both of Hallsville; two foster children, Paul Kendrick and Margaret Rallton, both of Columbia; one brother, Harold A. Martin of Hallsville; six sisters, Hazel Williams of Butler, Audrey Wright of Florissant, June Johnson of Hallsville, Lelia Barkwell of Kansas City, and Virginia Northup and Rachel Gilpin, both of Columbia; and 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
One son, Steven D. Martin, died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Bonnie Martin.