George William Cockrell
George William Cockrell of Huntsville died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at his home. He was 81.
Mr. Cockrell was born June 15, 1918, in Mervin, Mo., to William Elmer Cockrell and Elizabeth Agustus Wilds.
"He was an easy going guy," said his son, Jerry Cockrell. "A typical country boy."
In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors, often hunting deer, rabbit and squirrel with his brothers, his son said.
"He liked to fish," Jerry Cockrell said. "He fished a lot, and worked on old cars."
He was a World War II Navy veteran, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2654 in Moberly.
Visitation for Mr. Cockrell will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services, conducted by the Rev. John Foley, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Nilson Funeral Home. Mr. Cockrells body will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Cockrell is survived by his companion, Janice Cockrell of Huntsville; one son, Jerry Cockrell of Sturgeon; three stepsons, William E. Cockrell of Columbia, Jessie D. Cockrell of Huntsville and Marvin L. Cockrell of Moberly; a daughter, Janice Kay Perkins of Clark; two brothers, Dale Cockrell of Centralia and Charlie Cockrell of Columbia; two sisters, Evelyn Soloman of Clark, and Thelma Ray of St. Louis; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
A son, five brothers and two sisters died earlier.
Gussie D. Maulin
Gussie D. Maulin of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at Lenoir Health Care Center. She was 94.
A Christmas baby, Mrs. Maulin was born Dec. 25, 1905, in Windyville to Charles and Ada Doolin. On Sept. 19, 1925, she married George Maulin in Springfield, Mo.
After George Maulins death in 1950, Mrs. Maulin raised their five children in Buffalo and later Lebanon.
She moved to Columbia in 1964 and remained here until her death. She worked at Tinas Fabrics and was a member of Broadway Christian Church.
Visitation for Mrs. Maulin will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway, Columbia. Services, conducted by the Rev. Kim Ryan, will be held at 11 a.m. that day at the church.
Mrs. Maulin will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
She is survived by four sons, William Maulin of Springfield, Mo., Jack Maulin of Eagle, Idaho, James Maulin of Napili, Hawaii, and Jerry Maulin of St. Louis; one daughter, Patricia Epple of Columbia; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Four brothers and two grandchildren died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Lenoir Retirement Community, 3612 Lenoir St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.
Helen Jacob Singleton
Helen Jacob Singleton of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at Boone Retirement Center in Columbia. She was 91.
Mrs. Singleton lived her entire life in Boone County.
Mrs. Singleton was born Dec. 15, 1908, to Ory and Mary Virginia Rule Jacob. She married John Singleton on Sept. 17, 1993.
She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and Oak Towers Club.
Services for Mrs. Singleton will be at 3 p.m. Thursday Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. 10th Street. Visitation will be between 6 and 8 p.m. today. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.
Mrs. Singleton is survived by two sons, Don Singleton and Thomas Singleton of Columbia; two sisters, Laverne Benty and Thelma Randolph, both of Lake Ozark; and one brother, Elgin Jacob of Mexico. She had 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Her husband, three brothers and two sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to American Heart Association, 2600 I-70 Dr., NW Columbia, Mo. 65205; or American Cancer Society 33, E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Nancy Evelyn Washington
Nancy Evelyn Washington of Herndon, Va., died Friday, December 24, 1999, in Arlington, Va. She was 85.
Mrs. Washingtons family and friends said she spent her lifetime teaching and giving love to all around her.
Family members said she was a soft-spoken, kind-spirited and adoring mother who loved her family.
Mrs. Washington was born Jan. 19, 1914, in Hallsville to John and Winnie Coates. A former Columbia resident, Mrs. Washington was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church and attended Douglass High School.
She married William T. Washington on Aug. 12, 1934, in Columbia.
She moved to Herndon, Va., in 1978.
Visitation for Mrs. Washington will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N Fourth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Clifton Neal St. James, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 501 Park. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.
Mrs. Washington is survived by four daughters, Mary A. Canton of Columbia, Billye Ballenger of Los Angeles, Connie Gilbert of Reston, Va., and Bonita Washington-Anderson of Herndon; two sons, John R. Washington of Columbia and Larry Washington of Kansas City; one brother, John Henry Coates of Columbia; four sisters, Etta Bannister of New York, Laura Davis and Dora Williams, both of Columbia, and Winnie Freelon of Bremerton, Wash.; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her husband, two sons, two sisters, one brother and one granddaughter died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65201 and St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 501 Park Ave., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Brenda J. Williams
Brenda J. Williams of Sedalia died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She was 55.
Ms. Williams was born April 28, 1944, in Sedalia to Robert and Brenda Bell. She was a member of Burns Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. She worked at Bothwell Regional Health Center as a licensed practical nurse for many years.
Visitation for Ms. Williams will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the H.T. May and Son Funeral Home, 400 W. Cooper in Sedalia. Services, conducted by the Rev. Noah E. Poole, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Burns Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Ms. Williams is survived by two daughters, Bene Williams of Sedalia and Gail Williams of Columbia; one brother, Tyrone Parker of Kansas City; and four grandchildren.
Her parents and one brother died earlier.
Daniel Bailey died of colon cancer on Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at his Centralia home. He was 44.
A member of the Grandview Baptist Church, Mr. Bailey loved his job as an applications engineer with Johnson Controls, where he worked for one and a half years before retiring due to illness.
"They said he was a very good employee," said Helen Wilcox, his mother-in-law. "They were very proud of him."
Before that, Mr. Bailey worked for MU's Energy Management department.
Mr. Bailey was born March 19, 1955, to Dick and Beverly Bailey, in Iowa Falls, Iowa. He married Cheryl L. Wilcox on Nov. 20, 1976.
"He loved working with wood," his wife said. "If he could be down in his wood shop, he was very happy."
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; two sons, Nathaniel Bailey of Ft. Riley, Kan., and Isaiah Bailey of Centrally; his mother, Beverly Bailey of Moberly; four brothers, David Bailey of Eldon, Jon Bailey of Georgetown, S.C., Mark Bailey of Sturgeon, and Matt Bailey of Renick; a sister, Debra Searcy of Moberly; and his paternal grandparents, James and Hazel Newton, of Higbee. His father died earlier.
Visitation for Mr. Baily will be held at 2 p.m. today at Grandview Baptist Church, 8300 N. Route Z, Centralia. Services, conducted by the Rev. James Smith, will be held at 3 p.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Grandview Baptist Church.
Harriet S. Eckles
Harriet S. Eckles of Columbia died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at Lenoir Health Care Center.
Mrs. Eckles was born in Hot Springs, Ark., to Richard and Alice Lester Swartz. She married William C. Eckles Feb. 17, 1980. He died earlier.
Mrs. Eckles was a member of the Daughters of the American Colonists, Union Daughters of the Confederacy, Chaitie's 20th Century Club of America, and Extension Homemakers of Boone County. She was also a member of the Missouri United Methodist Church.
She was employed by the University of Missouri's extension service for 30 years, prior to her retirement.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Rhymes H. Moncure, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Services, 22 N Tenth St.
Mrs. Eckles is survived by her brother, Weldon R. Swartz of St. Louis.
Her parents, two husbands, two brothers and one sister died earlier.
John Wayne Griggs
John Wayne Griggs of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at Harry S. Truman Memorial V.A. Hospital in Columbia. He was 60.
Mr. Griggs was born Nov. 13, 1939, in Boone County to Omar and Lilian Anthony Griggs. He was formerly married to Rita Gygax. He lived his entire life in Boone County and was a member of VFW Post 280 and was a welder for Simon Steel.
A military memorial service, officiated by Jim Cunningham, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. 10th Street. Visitation will be between 6:30 and 7 p.m.
Mr. Griggs is survived by his two sons, David Griggs of Sturgeon and John Griggs, Jr. of Springfield; a daughter, Rebecca Ann Griggs of Springfield; four brothers, Larry Ken Griggs and Omar Griggs of Columbia, Randy Griggs of Sturgeon, and William Griggs of Madison, Mo.; and one sister, Romona Oliver of Hallsville, Mo.
Memorials may be sent to VEW Post 280, P.O. Box 1122, Columbia, Mo. 65202.
June Alvina LaRock
June Alvina LaRock of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital in Hutchinson, Kan. She was 80.
Mrs. LaRock was born June 20, 1919, in Independence to Charles and Lela Lentz Graham. She married George M. LaRock on Nov. 4, 1938, in Independence.
Mrs. LaRock had been a Columbia resident since 1951. She was a retired claims adjuster for MFA/Shelter Insurance Company and a member of the Missouri United Methodist Church.
Visitation for Mrs. LaRock will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. LaRock's body will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. LaRock is survived by two daughters, Janice Hendrickson of Hutchinson, Kan., and Judy LaRock-Mosley of the Woodlands, Texas; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Her husband, one daughter and one brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 1316 Parkade Blvd., Columbia, Mo. 65202; or the Knights Templer Eye Foundation.
Leonard Elgin Martin
Leonard Elgin Martin of Springfield died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, in Springfield, Mo. He was 68.
Mr. Martin was born Feb. 20, 1931, in Beattie, Kan., to William Edmond and Ivalee Shanks Martin.
Mr. Martin was first married to Frances Eileen FitzGerald on April 17, 1951, and later to Marjorie Sue Johnson in Springfield on Feb. 24, 1975.
Mr. Martin lived in Columbia from 1958 until 1972.
"He did some wood working and he raised roses," said his daughter, Patty Skain. "He did camping and fishing."
Visitation for Mr. Martin will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Sue Martin of Springfield; one son, Greg Martin of San Francisco; two daughters, Patty Skain of Jefferson City and Anita Harris of Jackson, Mo.; two brothers, Howard Martin of Beattie, Kan., and Laurence Martin of Waterville, Kan.; one sister, Leota Maletta of Mountlake Terrace, Wash.; and five grandsons.
One brother died earlier.
Myrtle Miriam Baker
Myrtle Miriam Baker of Columbia died Dec. 24, 1999, at her home in Columbia. She was 81 years old.
She was born Nov. 25, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., to Albert James and Alta Myrtle Berryman Schafmayer. After she graduated from Hyde Park High School, she attended Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, for two years. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology at the University of Chicago in 1940 and worked as service representative with Illinois Bell Telephone Company. She married medical student Albert Sherwood Baker on Sept. 27, 1941. She accompanied him when he was serving in the Air Force Medical Corps at several bases, hospitals and the Mayo Clinic.
In 1946, the couple moved to Mount Morris, Ill., where Dr. Baker engaged in a rural general practice. In 1963, the family moved to Columbia where Dr. Baker became a faculty member of the MU Medical School. She served on the board of the campus YWCA, and was active in auxiliary of the Boone County Medical Society. She was a member of the Community United Methodist Church, League of Women Voters, the Fortnightly Club and the Women's Society of her church.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Community United Methodist Church in Columbia, and funeral services will follow. Additional services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Morris, Ill., officiated by the Rev. Susan Cox-Johnson and Dr. Dan Swinson. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Mount Morris, Ill.
Mrs. Baker is survived by her husband Sherwood Baker of Columbia; three daughters: Edith Lauerman of Galesburg, Ill., Martha Faweett of Los Banos, Cali., and Nancy Olson of St. Paul, Minn.; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to The Wardrobe, 715 Park Ave., Columbia, Mo. 65201 or Habitat for Humanity, 1906 Monroe St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Ethel Bentley of Fayette died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999 at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She was 75.
Mrs. Bentley was born on Oct. 3, 1924, to Fred and Eula Gaines in Fayette. She worked at MU for many years until retirement. She was also a member of Church of God in Christ.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the H.T. May and Son Funeral Home, 304 Walter Street, Fayette. Services, conducted by the Rev. Richard Paige, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Linn Memorial Methodist Church in Fayette. Mrs. Bentley will be buried in Fayette City Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Wallace Bentley; one daughter, Rosemary Kearney of Kansas City; one son, Maurice Bentley of Fayette; one brother, James Alfred Gaines of Detroit; four sisters, Katherine Enyart of Armstrong, Martha Hughes of Columbia, and Mary Parker and Shirley Ross, both of Fayette; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Two sons, and one daughter died earlier.
Archie Broadus of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at his home. He was 52.
Born in Fayette, Mr. Broadus served in the U.S. Army. He worked for the United States Postal Services in Columbia until he retired.
Mr. Broadus married Brenda Robinson on Dec. 11, 1965.
Mr. Broadus was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Fayette and an honorary member of the Royal Deuces Club.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at H.T. May & Son Funeral Home, 304 Walter Street, Fayette. Services, officiated by the Rev. Richard Paige, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Linn Memorial Methodist Church. Mr. Broadus will be buried in Fayette City Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Broadus; two sons, Archie Broadus Jr. and Lance Broadus, both of Fayette; six sisters, Jackie Thompson of Boonville, Teresa Williams of Marshall, Calandra Mitchum, Doris Tatum and Louise Holloway, all three of Kansas City and Frances Wilson of Fayette; two brothers, Nathan Broadus and Kenneth Broadus, both of Columbia; and six grandchildren.
His parents and one brother died earlier.
Roy Detloff of Columbia died Dec. 21, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 80.
"He was a likable person, and he liked to help people," said his brother William Detloff of Bloomington, Ill. He said he talked on the phone with his brother once a week. "I'm going to miss him a lot."
Mr. Detloff was born Sept. 23, 1919, in Bloomington, Ill., to Howard and Freda Detloff. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from March 5, 1941, until Sept. 13, 1945. He married Arline Wiekert in Georgia on May 24, 1941. He worked at State Farm Insurance until he retired. He was a member of The American Legion and The Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Funeral for Mr. Detloff will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by John Yonker. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Detloff is survived by his son, Duane Detloff of Columbia; and his brother, William Detloff of Bloomington, Ill.
His wife and a sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to The Rainbow House, 2302 N. Oakland Gravel Rd., Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Rachel Dolliver of Columbia, whose family rose to many prominent political positions, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 97.
Mrs. Dolliver was born July 13, 1902, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Arthur and Margaret Cromwell McCreight.
Mrs. Dolliver was married to James Dolliver, a former U.S. congressman from Iowa, who served for 12 years. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Dolliver's son, James Dolliver, retired last year from the Washington Supreme Court after 22 years. Her husband's uncle, Jonathan Dolliver, was a U.S. Senator from Iowa at the turn of the century.
Her hobby was reading, cooking and sewing, said her son Robert Dolliver. She had been an English teacher in high school.
Mrs. Dolliver accompanied her husband to places around the world. She lived for 12 years in Washington, D.C. while her husband was in office. She also lived for a couple of years in Iran, as well as in Hawaii during the winter.
Mrs. Dolliver moved to Columbia from Sedalia where she was a member of the Methodist Church and P.E.O. She lived in Waynesville, Mo. for a few years prior to her time in Sedalia.
Mrs. Dolliver graduated from Milwaukee Downer College in Milwaukee.
Mrs. Dolliver is survived by three sons, Arthur Dolliver of Leawood, Kansas, James Dolliver of Olympia, Wash., and Robert E. Dolliver of Columbia; and one daughter, Margaret E. Goodyear of New Zealand; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Dolliver's body was donated to the MU's Anatomy Department, and will be cremated a year from now.
Her husband and one brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Boone Retirement Center, 1621 Anthony St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.