Eddie Liddell of Columbia died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at University Hospital. He was 85.
Mr. Liddell was born Jan. 27, 1917, in Dunde, Miss. to Artie and Willie Liddell. In 1973, he married Joe Nary Clark.
Mr. Liddell was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church of Columbia, and he also served as a member of the deacon board. He was formerly employed for seven years in the maintenance department at MU.
Visitation for Mr. Liddell will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 12 E. Ash St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Harry Williams, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Sugar Grove Baptist Church, 5400 E. Sugar Grove Rd. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery.
Mr. Liddell is survived by his wife; three sons, Otis Clark, Joe Clark and David Liddell all of Columbia; two daughters, Betty Dudley and Erma McKinney both of Columbia; one brother, Burl Liddell of Columbia; three sisters, Rose Green and Lucy Liddell both of Columbia, and Pat Mills of Memphis; seventeen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
One brother and one sister died earlier.
Eddie Roy Logan
Eddie Roy Logan of Columbia, formerly of Danville, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 82.
Mr. Logan was born July 10, 1919, in Montgomery County to Henry and Mattie Franklin Logan. Mr. Logan was a veteran of the Army, serving from 1942 until 1946. He retired Aug. 1, 1981, from Wellsville Firebrick Company after working as a kiln fireman for 31 years. Mr. Logan was a member of St. John's White Chapel Baptist Church in Montgomery City.
Mr. Logan is survived by Fontel Logan of Danville, to whom he was married for 32 years; three sons, Sherwin Logan of Jonesburg, Erwin Logan of Quincy, Ill., and Donnie Logan of Columbia; one daughter, Bonita Hyler of Columbia; eighteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Thomas of Montgomery City.
Mr. Logan's son, Carl Logan, died earlier.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, in Montgomery City.
Services, conducted by the Revs. Larry Warren and Karl Thomas will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's White Chapel Baptist Church on Pickering Street in Montgomery City. Burial will be at the Montgomery City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the St. John's White Chapel Baptist Church, c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, MO 63361.
Evangeline Barnhart of Laurie, Mo., died Monday, June 3, 2002. She was 91.
For the past nine years, Mrs. Barnhart worked at Cards Plus in Laurie with her daughter, store owner Janice Copeland. Carolyn Kephart, Barnhart's other daughter, said her mother was happiest when she was working.
In addition to working at her daughter's store, Mrs. Barnhart was a seamstress and often made clothes for her family. Kephart said family was most important to her mother.
Mrs. Barnhart also made blazers for MU's basketball team out of her home in the 1960's, and Copeland said she remembered many of the basketball players coming to the house to be measured.
Mrs. Barnhart was born October 5, 1910, in Boone County to William and Ida Mae Watson Thornton. She married Edgar Vernon Barnhart on Nov. 2, 1927 in Fulton.
Visitation for Mrs. Barnhart will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jim Blue and the Rev. Sid Robbins, will begin at 2 p.m. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gravois Mills United Methodist Church, 437 Valley Road, Gravois Mills.
Mrs. Barnhart is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Kephart of Holden and Janice Copeland of Laurie eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Her husband and two sons died earlier.
The oldest of 11 children, Columbia native Elizabeth J. Conner gave much of her life to what was most important to her: family, friends and her faith.
Mrs. Conner died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Hope Hospice House South in Fort Meyers, Fla. She was 80.
Born Nov. 16, 1921, to J.L. and Minnie Ravenscraft Johnson, Mrs. Conner lived in Columbia for 79 years until last July when she moved to Florida to be with her oldest daughter.
"She was probably one of the kindest and most supportive people you would ever meet," said daughter Carolyn Little.
She participated in the lives of family and friends as much as possible and liked attending 'Grandmother Day' at the schools, ball games, concerts and plays.
For birthdays and Christmas, Mrs. Conner liked to share experiences rather than gifts, and Little remembers one year Mrs. Conner and her husband, Warren Conner, took all four kids, their spouses and the grandkids to Disneyland in 1970.
Six years later, Mrs. Conner and her husband took the whole family on a trip to Disney World.
Mrs. Conner also liked to take family to music and art events. She attended MU concert series, Rhynsburger Theatre, Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Stephens College, the Ragtime Festival and others.
Mrs. Conner spent a lot of time serving others. She was a founding board member and a former president of The Wardrobe, and, among other places, she volunteered with ACT and Volunteers Against Hunger.
Mrs. Conner worked for 17 years as the secretary and bookkeeper at First Christian Church, and she worked as executive secretary and bookkeeper of Woodhaven School and Lenoir Retirement Community for 12 years.
In her free time, Mrs. Conner enjoyed listening to all kinds of music, reading books and following sports.
"She was a great sports fan," said daughter Marilyn Stone. "She loved the Tigers." An athlete in her younger days, Mrs. Conner rooted for the Cardinals, Rams and Chiefs. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church, 101 N. Tenth St. Mrs. Conner is survived by her son Warren L. Conner, Jr. of Belton; three daughters Sandra Hombs of Ft. Myers, Fla., Carolyn Little and Marilyn Stone of Columbia; five sisters, Patty Peacher and Martha Shern of Columbia, Kathryn Henderson of Hallsville, Carol Huston of Iowa and Nedra Schmidt of North Carolina; three brothers, Glenn Johnson of Hallsville, Jerry Johnson of Columbia and Lt. Col.(ret.) James L. Johnson, Jr. of Arizona; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Her husband, one sister and one brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to: ACT, 220 Burlington, Columbia, Mo. 65202; The Wardrobe, 715 Park Ave., Columbia, Mo. 65201; or Habitat for Humanity, 1906 Monroe St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
No adventure was ever too much for Theodore Scheske. Whether it was driving on the dirt roads of South America on his motorcycle with his wife, Stevi, on the back or drinking tequila in the restaurants of Cuba, friends and family said that he drained life to the dregs.
Theodore "Ted" Scheske, of Mt. Crested Butte, Colo., died in a automobile accident in Saline County, Kan., on Monday, June 3, 2002.
Lisa Hackley, of Columbia, said her father rarely met a person he didn't like, and rarely did a person who met Mr. Scheske not like him.
"My father made an impression on every person that he met," she said. "He lived his life the way he wanted to live it. He loved life and had no regrets."
Mr. Scheske was born Dec. 30, 1933, in Belleville, Ill., to Leroy and Florence Eymann Scheske. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Antietam. Mr. Scheske graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., with bachelor's degrees in chemistry and geology.
In December 1959, he married Judy Sutton in Belleville, Ill. In 1963, Mr. Scheske moved to Columbia and co-founded Caltype, an office supply business that still flourishes. Mr. Scheske's second marriage was to Stephanie "Stevi" Baldwin in Columbia on Oct. 7, 1983.
In 1989, Mr. Scheske retired from the business he helped to found and moved with Stevi Scheske to Mt. Crested Butte. Hackley said Mr. Scheske knew Colorado was always the place he wanted to be. He was a co-founder of the Columbia Ski Club and Polish Ski Team. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, a former member of the Boone County Housing Authority and was a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission in Mt. Crested Butte.
Friend and co-founder of Caltype, Don Wentzel, said that there was very little that Mr. Scheske didn't do during his 68 years.
"He lived more than most of us will ever live," Wentzel said.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Mr. Scheske will be cremated and his ashes returned to Colorado. Mr. Scheske is survived by his wife, Stevi Scheske of Mt. Crested Butte; daughters Lisa Hackley, Susan Link and Chris Kellar, all of Columbia; brother Carl Scheske of Creve Coeur; grandchildren Andrew and Emily Elliott, Danielle and Kaleb Kellar and Christopher and Landon Link, all of Columbia; and nephews Dr. Jack Scheske of Duncanville, Texas, and Michael Scheske of Kirkwood.
The family requests that memorials be sent to the Crested Butte Land Trust c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop W, Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Milton Lee James of Columbia died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 80.
Mr. James was born March 6, 1922, in Perry to Lawrence E. and Sylvia Mae O'Brien James.
Mr. James married Kathryn Gail Brand in Liberal on Sept. 26, 1954. Mr. James was a charter member of the Parkade Baptist Church, and was always present for Tuesday Morning Brotherhood Breakfast.
Mr. James worked in construction, said his son Milton Eddie James.
"He built houses and was a pipe-fitter for big buildings and schools, like University Hospital, years ago," Milton Eddie James said.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Chris Cook at 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. James is survived by his wife; two sons, Milton Eddie James and Charles Lawrence James, both of Columbia; a daughter, Jacquelyn Marie James of Sullivan, Ind.; a brother, Kenneth Dale James; three sisters, Katherine Rodenbaugh of Columbia, Louise Hurley of Perry, and Joyce Steenfott of San Jose, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Kenneth Jason Moore, Courtney Chase James, Carey Ashton James, and Jesse Joseph Kurth.
Memorials may be sent to Parkade Baptist Building Fund, 2102 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO. 65202.
Martha Jean Webb of Columbia died Monday, June, 3, 2002, at Boone Retirement Center. She was 76.
Ms. Webb was never one to sit on the sidelines when growing up.
"Martha was very tomboyish," her sister, Lois Sublett, said. "She always loved horses and working with animals."
Ms. Webb had been a resident of Boone Retirement Center for the past year. Ms. Webb was born Oct. 11, 1925, in West Hollywood, Calif. to Malvin and Ruth Brown Blacklock. She worked as a waitress for most of her life. Ms. Webb worked last at the Broadway Diner helping with kitchen duties until she couldn't physically waitress anymore.
Ed Johnson, manager of the Broadway Diner, said Ms. Webb, who worked for him for 15 years, was a dear.
"Her sense of humor was wonderful and she was very down to earth," Johnson said. "She had had a hard life, but she appreciated it. She had a wonderful loyalty to her family and church. She lived for her grandchildren."
Ms. Webb attended Praise Assembly of God Church in Columbia.
Visitation for Ms. Webb will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Rd. Services, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Stuart, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Nilson Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Millersburg Cemetery.
Ms. Webb is survived by a son, Kenneth Selovich of Columbia; one sister, Lois Sublett of Columbia, and three grandchildren. Her parents and two brothers died earlier.
The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the church or charity of the donor's choice.
Michael Wayne Gallup of Fulton died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo. He was 30.
Mr. Gallup was born December 3, 1971, in Columbia to Jerry D. and Jo A. Nichols Gallup.
He married Maranda Harris in Centralia on February 17, 2001. He managed Custom Muffler in Columbia before starting his own muffler shop, Poor Boys Muffler, earlier this year. He attended the First Assembly of God Church in Centralia.
Mr. Gallup is survived by his wife of Fulton; his parents of Columbia; two sons, Cameron Gallup of Fulton and Renick M. Gallup of Columbia; two daughters, Katie L. Gallup and Sara B. Gallup, both of Columbia; a step son, Mark A. Pitts of Fulton; his paternal grandparents, James and Mary Gallup of Columbia; and his maternal grandparents, Bill and Sara Nichols of Ashland.
Visitation for Mr. Gallup will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Rd. Services, conducted by the Rev. David Hartgrove, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Nilson Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Dripping Spring Cemetery.
Mr. Gallup's death was ruled a suicide by the Audrain County coroner.
Memorials may be sent to the First Assembly of God Church in Centralia.
James W. "Jim" Reder
James W. "Jim" Reder of Columbia died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Truman Veterans Hospital. He was 62.
Mr. Reder was born Jan. 2, 1940, in Pittsburgh to Carl and Marie Voight Reder.
His son John Reder said Mr. Reder died of a heart attack during a heart bypass operation. Mr. Reder was in the Air Force for 23 years and had an honorable discharge, John Reder said.
In his years in the Air Force, Mr. Reder served as a military police officer in Vietnam. He also served in the United States, Germany and England, where he met his wife, Anne Fitzgerald. They married June 24, 1961, in High Wycombe, England.
"He was a wonderful father," John Reder said. "My real father died three weeks before I was born in England. Ever since then, [Mr. Reder] was the only father I ever had." After his Air Force service, Mr. Reder worked for OATS, driving senior citizens in Columbia for 20 years.
Marie Hockman, his daughter, said that during his years of service he was awarded a Marksmanship Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Longevity Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross.
Mr. Reder loved his job and took it very seriously, going above and beyond the call of duty, John Reder said.
"He pulled someone out of a burning plane in the U.S. near Patterson Base in Ohio," Hockman said.
His hobbies included collecting coins and stamps and building model airplanes.
Mr. Reder is survived by his wife; two sons, John Reder of Columbia and Carl Reder of Lake Ozark; a daughter, Marie Hockman of Centralia; a sister, Teresa Reder of Pittsburgh; and four grandchildren.
His parents and a brother, Bill Reder, died earlier.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Services, conducted by the Monsignor Michael Flanagan, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Drive.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, MO. 65205 or to the American Diabetes Association, 1316 Parkade Blvd., Columbia, MO. 65202.
Virginia Ann Nickell
Virginia Ann Nickell enjoyed the simple things in life. From spending time with her grandkids to sewing and walking, Mrs. Nickell liked to take things one day at a time. "She liked to live each day to the fullest, but it didn't take a lot to fill that day," said Betty Brenton, her sister.
Mrs. Nickell, of Columbia, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, of a heart attack at Boone Hospital Center She was 56.
Mrs. Nickell was born Nov. 10, 1945, in Columbia to James Henry and Theda Ruth Kite Burks. In 1968, she married Lloyd Nickell in Columbia.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Charles Parker, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Huntsdale. Survivors include her mother, Ruth Samuel of Columbia; a son, Michael Nickell of Columbia; a brother, Orin Henry Burks of Columbia; a sister, Betty Brenton of Columbia; two half sisters, Sandra Bundy and Beverly Bishop of North Carolina; and four grandchildren.
Her husband and her father died earlier.
John H. Broadus
John Harold Broadus of Auburn, Wash., died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at his home. He was 58.
Mr. Broadus was born Feb. 12, 1944, in Fayette to Chester Cropt and Elizabeth Broadus. He grew up there.
He attended University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., for one year before going to Humphrey Trade School to learn electronics. He finished his electronics courses in the Air Force.
"He worked in the Philippines with the Air Force," Elizabeth Broadus said. "He volunteered and spent two years there."
While in the Philippines, Mr. Broadus worked on installing ocean telephone lines, said his brother, George Coleman Sr.
After his service, he worked for the Pacific Telephone Company in places along the West Coast from California to Washington. Elizabeth Broadus said the job allowed him to travel around the world. He mostly worked as an electrician out in the field, she said. Mr. Broadus raised horses and traveled frequently because he loved to see the world, Elizabeth Broadus said. He first moved to Michigan and then to California. He traveled with his horses, and they won several races, she said.
"He liked going, and even when his horses weren't going, he was," Coleman said. "He traveled the coastline like it was his."
After he fell from a ladder four years ago, Mr. Broadus had to use a wheelchair and could no longer work for the telephone company. He still rode the horses for exercise until his most recent round of surgeries, Elizabeth Broadus said.
In the past year, Mr. Broadus had three surgeries on his shoulder, neck, back and intestines, Elizabeth Broadus said. Despite his injuries, Mr. Broadus never failed to help his family out when they needed him.
"He's always calling to see if any of us need anything," Elizabeth Broadus said. "His youngest brother was trying to go to college, and he sent him a down payment for a car to go to college. He sent money to me for a new roof."
Mr. Broadus is survived by his wife, Kathryn Broadus of Auburn, Wash.; his mother, Elizabeth Broadus of Fayette; two daughters, Tonya Greenfield of Auburn, Wash., and Trinity Greenfield of Olympia, Wash.; two sons, John Kane Broadus of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Tim Williams of Fayette; two sisters, Mari Hinkle of Stockton, Calif., and Bennie Broadus of Fayette; five brothers, Charles Broadus of Fayette, Danny Broadus of Atlanta, and George Coleman Sr., James Broadus, and Keith Broadus all of Columbia; and seven grandchildren.
His father, two uncles, one aunt, three sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law and several nieces, nephews and cousins died earlier.
Services will be held Saturday at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home, 304 Tolson St., in Fayette, with the Rev. Horace Hopkins officiating. Burial will be at Fayette City Cemetery.
John L. Buckner
John L. Buckner of Ashland died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He was 93.
He was born Dec. 24, 1908, in Englewood, Colo., to William Jefferson Buckner and Lula Hicks Buckner. He married Zelma Case on Oct. 24, 1927, in Shawnee, Kan.
Mr. Buckner resided in Ashland since the about 1939, when he bought a farm at an auction. A hard worker, he found friendship in his occupation, said his daughter Martha Lou Nichols.
"His social life was working," she said.
Working as a carpenter, he completed projects at Fort Leonard Wood and Fort Baxter among others. He retired from carpentry in 1973 and was recently awarded a lifetime membership to his carpenter's union in Kansas City. Additionally, he was employed at Ford Motor Company in Kansas City and also farmed for many years.
Mr. Buckner liked to fish and care for his vegetable garden.
"He worked every day in his garden during the summer," said Mrs. Nichols. "He liked a clean garden. You couldn't find a weed in it."
He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shawnee, Kan.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland. Services will take place there at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Mr. Buckner is survived by his son, John Lee Buckner of Ashland; two daughters, Martha Lou Nichols and Rosemary Lewis, both of Ashland; eight grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
His wife died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Bernice McDaniel of Cape Girardeau died of natural causes Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was 87.
She was born Nov. 9, 1914, in St. Louis to William Henry and Tabitha Floella Blankenship Oldham. She married Lester Paul McDaniel, who died earlier.
Mrs. McDaniel, a resident of Columbia for 12 years before moving to Cape Girardeau last August, was a voracious reader, but her favorite thing was being outdoors. She particularly enjoyed gardening and boating.
"She just loved being in nature," said her daughter Sharon Coonce. "When she was young she took piano lessons and was supposed to ride her horse there and back. But instead of going to the lessons, she would just go ride her horse and sit under a tree or play outside."
Mrs. McDaniel worked as a licensed practical nurse at Katy Jane Hospital in Warrenton for 10 years. After the hospital burned down, she went into private practice.
"She loved people and loved life," said Coonce. "She loved whomever she came in contact with, and they always loved her back."
Visitation will be 1 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service in Columbia. Services will be held at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. William Smith. Burial will take place at Montgomery City Cemetery.
Mrs. McDaniel is survived by two daughters, Sharon Coonce of Columbia, and Sheila Hinthorn of Melvin, Ill.; two sons, Jan McDaniel of Venice, Fla., and Lee McDaniel of Orlando; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1013, Columbia, Mo. 65205.
Clara Elizabeth Brinegar Bullard died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Ashland Healthcare. She was 89.
Mrs. Bullard, a lifelong resident of Ashland, was born on Sept. 11, 1912, in Boone County, to Ely and Josie Setton Brinegar. She married Elton Ray Bullard on Oct. 17, 1931.
Mrs. Bullard was a homemaker who attended Ashland Baptist Church. Her son John Bullard said she will be remembered for her wonderful pies.
"She was very good at cooking, period," John Bullard said. "But she was known for her pies by everyone who had them."
Mrs. Bullard's pies were a treat for her family, and her son said she was mostly noted for her cream pies - banana, coconut and chocolate.
"She started off, I'm sure, when she was young, with recipes, and then added her own ingredients in years later," he said.
Her recipes, however, were not written down and remained her secret, he said. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Clay Blvd. in Ashland. Services, conducted by Elder Wallace Johnson, will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the New Salem Cemetery.
Mrs. Bullard is survived by her son, John D. Bullard of Ashland; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandsons.
Her husband; two sons, Michael Lewis Bullard and James Edward Bullard; two brothers, Claude Brinegar and Edward Brinegar; and two sisters, Margaret Brinegar Sappington and Barbara Jane Brinegar, died earlier.
Memorials can be sent to the New Salem Cemetery in Ashland.