W.R. "Bill" Dallam
W.R. "Bill" Dallam of Columbia died Tuesday, July 9, 2002. He was 81.
Mr. Dallam was born May 27, 1921, in Faucett to William Dallam Sr. and Annie M. Faucett Dallam.
He married Anna Martha Yates on Dec. 7, 1941.
Looking back on their wedding day, Mr. Dallam's wife remembers hearing the news about the attack on Pearl Harbor.
"It was a scary time," she said. "After getting married in St. Joe, we went back to Kansas City and the whole town was dark, almost like a half-hearted blackout. No one knew when another attack would come."
The family remembers Mr. Dallam as being an avid fisherman and gardener who would always be in the yard working on something or fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks.
His daughter Sherry Bohannon of Columbia said that her parents liked to travel coast to coast.
"They would pack up the car like a gyspy caravan," said Bohannon.
Mr. Dallam was chief of the Airways Technical Field for the Federal Aviation Administration for 25 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church for over 50 years.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Dallam is survived his wife; a daughter, Sherry Bohannon of Columbia; a son, Stan Dallam of Fulton; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Two brothers and three sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 1316 Parkade Blvd.,Columbia MO 65202
Maxine Daughenbaugh of Centralia died Thursday, July 11, 2002, at the Pin Oaks Nursing Home in Mexico, Mo. She was 73.
She was born March 22, 1929, in San Bernardino, Calif., to Gerald Benson and Hazel Songer Shelton.
She graduated from Centralia High School in 1946.
She married John Daughenbaugh on Dec. 8, 1949. He died on Aug. 29, 1989.
Mrs. Daughenbaugh worked at the Centralia Lumber Company for many years and later worked for the Goff's Grocery Store and Prengers Grocery.
She was a member of the Red Top Christian Church in Hallsville.
Mrs. Daughenbaugh is survived by one brother, Donald Shelton of Centralia, several nieces and one nephew.
In addition to her husband, her son John Daughenbaugh, her daughter Marlene Daughenbaugh, and one brother, Dale Shelton, died earlier.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Meador & Son Chapel, Rollins and Sneed streets, Centralia.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the City of Centralia Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Centralia Senior Citizens Center, 211 W. Bruton St., Centralia, MO 65240.
Auntonia P. Martin
Auntonia Porchae Martin of Columbia died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at University Hospital. She was 18 days old and three-months premature.
She was born June 19, 2002, in Columbia to Antonio Martin and Robin Lee.
Robin Lee said she would always miss and always love her precious daughter, as would Auntonia's dad and sister.
Her grandmother, Barbara Lee, said Auntonia was well-loved by her family and that they were happy she was born, even though they only had a short time with her.
Graveside services, conducted by the Rev. Lorenzo Lawson, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Auntonia is survived by her parents; a sister, Champaign Lee of Columbia; paternal grandparents, Keith Holmes and Deborah Ousley, both of Columbia, and Vira Scott of Oakland, Calif.; maternal grandparents, Barbara Lee and Harold Cross, both of Columbia; and her maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Lee of Sturgeon.
Helen F. Wayne
Helen Frances Wayne of Independence died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Independence Healthcare Center. She was 91.
She was born Oct. 11, 1910, in Deer Park to John A. and Sarah Lillian Homsley Jenkins.
Mrs. Wayne was a graduate of the first senior class of Hickman High School.
She married Roswell Latimer Wayne in Columbia on April 27, 1940. He died earlier.
Mrs. Wayne was employed with Bell Telephone in Columbia and was the assistant librarian at St. Clair County Library in Osceola, Mo. She was a member of Osceola Baptist Church and Bethel Baptist Church in Independence. She also participated in Garden Clubs, Federated Women Clubs, PTA and church activities. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and reading.
Visitation for Mrs. Wayne will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Carroll Barnett, will be held at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Wayne is survived by two daughters; Rosalind Phillips of Falls Church, Va., and Linda Miller of Independence; three grandchildren, Laura Wayne Phillips of Arlington, Va., Sarah Elizabeth Nigro of Independence, and Brett Miller of Lee's Summit; and three great-grandchildren, Amanda Miller, Madelyn Miller and Mackenzie Miller.
Her husband; a brother, Andrew Darrell Jenkins; and two sisters, Elizabeth Reuckwald and Evelyn Davidson died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Osceola First Baptist Church, Main Street and Chestnut Street, Osceola, MO 64776.
Cornelia "Connie" Ann Woodward of Columbia died of thyroid failure Monday, July 8, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 61.
Ms. Woodward was born on Aug. 3, 1940, to Lawrence and Cornelia Warren Woodward in Marshall. She and her sister, Cecelia Kersey, were Saline County's first set of twins.
Although the two went to different schools growing up because Ms. Woodward had cerebral palsy, nothing could break the special bond they had as twins. Kersey said when she and her sister were young they went swimming and to bible camp together, and never missed the serial show and movie on Saturday.
Ms. Woodward was employed at the Sheltered Workshop in Marshall and later with ACT (Alternative Community Training) in Columbia cleaning videotapes.
Charlie Burge, Ms. Woodward's supervisor at ACT, said her cheerful personality spread through the workplace and made everyone happier.
"Sometimes they laughed more than they were supposed to be working," Burge said.
Ms. Woodward hated to be sick and miss work, Kersey said. Everyday when she was picked up to go home, she would say the driver had come too soon and that she wasn't done working. It just showed how caring she was, Kersey said.
"She was always concerned with everybody else and never thought of herself," Kersey said. "She was happy because she was surrounded by love and she knew that."
Ms. Woodward is survived by her twin; three nephews, Larry Kersey of Oak Grove, Billy Kersey of Auxvausse, and Tim Kersey of Cratersville; four great-nephews, Doug Kersey and Chris Kersey, both of Springfield, and Stephen Kersey and Scott Kersey, both of Harrisburg; and three aunts, Martha Waits and Alice Warren, both of Independence, and Inez Warren of Kansas City.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home, 467 S. Odell in Marshall.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Kim Ryan and the Rev. Colby Smith, will be held at 11 a.m.
Memorials may be sent to the First Christian Church, 130 N. Jefferson Ave., Marshall, Mo. 65340 or the Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65203 .
Donald Edward Tennill Jr.
Donald Edward Tennill Jr. was well-known for renaming those he loved. His son Donnie was called Dude or Duder, his wife Judy was nicknamed Sylvester and his step-daughter Breane was Breaster. His golfing buddies nicknamed him in return, calling him "Five Iron," for the club he would tee off with.
Donald Edward Tennill Jr. of Columbia died Monday, July 8, 2002 at Boone Hospital Center from a stroke. He was 55.
Mr. Tennill was playing golf at Moberly Country Club on Saturday when he became ill. "He compared seasons and golf to the stages of people's life, as he placed himself in the season of autumn and 'on the back nine of my life,'" said his wife Judy Tennill.
"He made a hole in one on par-4 that day and his life was complete. He contacted many friends while he was in Moberly, it was like he knew this day was coming."
Mr. Tennill was born April 1, 1947, in Slater, Mo., to Donald and Betty Tennill. Mr. Tennill was raised by his aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Porter Ruth, after his father's death.
Mr. Tennill graduated from MU in 1970 with a master's degree in education and during a 24-year career taught thousands of students at all levels of education. He was teaching music at Moberly Area Community College (MACC), when he met Judy Manson, whom he married in 1992.
Mr. Tennill had a love for music. Judy Tennill said Mr. Tennill's hands were unique and with a simple gesture of raising his hands, index finger to thumb and facing a choir or band he was able to make music flow. During his days teaching at MACC, he was the leader of the Dillinger Gang, a Top 40 band that played throughout Missouri, Iowa and Illinois.
In 1998, the Tennills bought Los Bandidos Mexican Restaurant on Eighth Street in Columbia. Judy Tennill said they would eat there three to four times a week.
"It was his dream, sort of like St. Elmo's Fire," Judy Tennill said.
Mr. Tennill was a member of the First Baptist Church of Huntsville and a member of Moberly Country Club.
Visitation for Mr. Tennill will be held tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Services, conducted by the Rev. Chris Beckman, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Campus Lutheran Church.
Burial will be at Moberly City Cemetery.
Mr. Tennill is survived by his wife; his former wife Linda Tennill; a son, Donald E. Tennill III of Moberly; three daughters, Paula Burkhart of Salisbury, Mo., Gaylene Hesse of Cole Camp, Mo., and Breane Manson of Columbia; four half brothers, Toni Tennill of Ashland, Ronnie Tennill of Columbia, Porter Lynn Tennill and Joe Tennill of Oklahoma; and four grandchildren.
His parents died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Good Shepherd Lutheran School or the Boone Hospital telemetry unit.
LaDeanna Brenda Monet Jackson of Columbia died Friday, July 5, 2002, at University Hospital. She was two months old.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 12 E. Ash Street.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Harry Williams, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 West.
She is survived by her parents, Theresa Braden and Arthur Jackson of Coumbia; a sister, Tiana Stephenson of Columbia; four brothers, Xavier Braden, Arhied Jackson, Tyrese Jackson, and Tyrrel Jackson, all of Columbia; paternal grandfather, Anthony Robinson of Texas; paternal great-grandmother, Corrine Warren of Columbia; maternal grandparents, Deanna Anderson of Columbia and Terry Williams of Centralia; great-grand parents Leon Braden of Centralia, Zona Ford of Paola, Kans., and Jalia Wright of Columbia. Her grandmother Brenda Warren, step-grandfather Robert Anderson, step-great-grandfather William Wright, and great-grandmother Lila Williams died earlier.
Silas H. Sides
Silas H. Sides, Jr., formerly of Columbia, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, in Maryville, Ill. Mr. Sides was born in Corydon, Ky., in July 1914, to Florrilla Randolph and Silas H. Sides. He moved to Columbia with his family when he was about 6, said his sister, Florrilla Davis of Columbia. Davis said he was the oldest sibling and would look out for the other children.
"He was always willing to help out," she said.
His engineering abilities were useful and he fixed things around the house, she said. Sides received a degree in chemical engineering from MU in 1937. After graduating, he worked for Shell Oil. He served with the army during World War II, and then returned to Shell Oil.
He married Genevieve Ridgeway on July 17, 1938, in Mexico, Mo.
"He just drove over with his wife-to-be and got married," Davis said.
Davis said the rest of his family found out about the marriage when they found a letter from Sides addressed to Mrs. Silas H. Sides, Jr.
Services for Mr. Sides were held Friday in Edwardsville, Ill. Mr. Sides is survived by a son, John R. Sides of California.; a daughter, Kathy Sides of Columbia; a sister, Florrilla Davis of Columbia; and a brother, Paul Sides of Kentucky. His sister, Ruth Amburgey; his brothers, Thomas and Joseph Sides; and his wife and parents died earlier.
Brian Borgstadt was a religious follower of the country music scene. The MU senior accounting major and member of the MU FarmHouse fraternity would drive through the night with friends to attend a concert the next day.
Borgstadt, 21, and three friends had driven to Austin, Texas, to attend a Pat Green concert. Marilyn Borgstadt said her son had become a big Pat Green fan over the past six months, and he rarely missed a chance to see the star perform live.
Tom Vinger, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said shortly after 7 p.m., Borgstadt and two friends left the concert and went to a nearby parking garage. Vinger said none of the friends had vehicles parked in the garage. Borgstadt's friends left him alone in the garage.
Borgstadt fell 32 feet from the parking garage and died on July 4 from injuries sustained in the fall.
Although no one saw Borgstadt fall, witnesses said they saw him looking over the guardrail just before he fell. Vinger said the fall is being considered accidental and the department is waiting for toxicology reports.
Borgstadt was born April 15, 1981 in Independence to Richard and Marilyn Borgstadt. He graduated from Blue Springs South High School in 1999 and was an honor student there and at MU. He is survived by his parents, brother Michael Borgstadt of Overland Park, Kan., paternal grandfather Ralph Borgstadt of Concordia and maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rehkop of Concordia.
Borgstadt was an active member of the FarmHouse fraternity, holding an elected position as the internal vice president and was considered a brother to by all that knew him.
"Our fraternity is a part of a family, and Brian was the center of attention," said Brandon Lawson, a close friend and FarmHouse member. "When someone close to you dies, there is a feeling of disbelief. - Brian will be missed greatly."
Friends and family members that knew Borgstadt said they'll never forget his personality.
"Brian's personality was infectious. He loved people and they loved him back," Marilyn Borgstadt said.
For the more than 100 fraternity members that knew Borgstadt, the memories of his short-lived life will remain in the halls of their 507 Kentucky Blvd. residence forever. Though a memorial has not been erected yet at the FarmHouse fraternity house, plans have been discussed, Lawson said.
Borgstadt's parents said the death of their son leaves them with few words.
"This tears at our hearts," Marilyn Borgstadt said. "We had only 21 years with Brian, but we will never forget any of it."
MU rang the bell of Switzler Hall and lowered the flags to half-mast in front of Brady Commons at 10 a.m. Wednesday in remembrance of Borgstadt.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 N.W. Mize Road in Blue Springs. Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Timothy Lutheran Church, followed by burial at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Concordia.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Brian Borgstadt Fund c/o the Greater Blue Springs Community Foundation.
Rebecca Jo Jones Butner
Rebecca Jo Jones Butner was the kind of person who changed the mood of people around her, said her aunt Mary Perry.
"She could walk in a room of gloom and put a smile on everyone's face," Perry said. Rebecca Jo Jones Butner of Pilot Grove died Friday, July 5, 2002 at Excelsior Springs Medical Center. She was 46.
Mrs. Butner was born Sept. 11, 1955 in Boonville to Joseph and Josephine Jones. She married Walter Butner in 1978.
Mrs. Butner worked for more than 25 years at the Marshall Rehabilitation Center as a development assistant. She was very committed to her career assisting nurses at the center, Perry said. She stopped working only when her health would not permit her to work anymore.
Mrs. Butner was also known to collect items such as candles and things with the Aunt Jemima maple syrup logo. She treasured her Aunt Jemima collection, Perry said. Mrs. Butner was also a member of Bethel Freewill Baptist Church in Blackwater.
She is survived by her mother, Josephine Jones of Pilot Grove; five sisters Jackie Jones and Patricia Jones, both of Boonville, Annie Smith and Veronica Jones, both of Pilot Grove, and Teresa Jones of Columbia; three brothers Larry Jones of Pilot Grove and Timmy Jones and Bobby Jones, both of Boonville; two sons Daniel Butner of Pilot Grove and John Butner of St. Joseph; and two grandchildren Dymani Butner and Jaylene Butner of Marshall.
Two of her brothers, Thomas and Dwight Jones, died earlier.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Boonville. Services, conducted by the Rev. Linnie Kerr, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boonville. Burial will follow in Boonville Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Carolyn Ruth Polson
Carolyn Ruth Polson wanted a dozen children. After the birth of each of her eight children, doctors told her not to have any more because she was "putting her life in jeopardy," said her daughter Jacqueline Adams Markland.
"They would tell her each time not to have any more children," Markland said. "I guess she didn't really care because she kept having us."
Carolyn Ruth Polson of Columbia died Sunday, July 7, 2002 at Fayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 60.
Mrs. Polson was born May 18, 1942, to Russell and Ruth Elizabeth Stone Polson. Her family remembers Mrs. Polson as being committed to raising her children and maintaining a home for them. Her humanitarian spirit extended beyond her immediate family to stray animals.
"She would take in strays and try to find them a home," Markland said. She said Mrs. Polson would take in five to 10 stray animals in addition to the pets her children already had.
Mrs. Polson was a member of the Fayette Christian Church for about 20 years. Mrs. Polson is survived by sons Jerry Wayne Adams Jr. of Armstrong, Robert Dean Adams of Cairo, Billy Russell Polson of Springfield, Todd MacBell Polson of Columbia and Paul Douglass Polson of Columbia and daughters Tammy Gay Cataldo of Fayette, Jacqueline Adams Markland of Fayette and Scarlett Rachel Adams of Columbia. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Her parents and son Danny Lee Adams died earlier.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Carr-Yager Funeral Home in Fayette. Services, conducted by the Rev. Paula Ritchie, will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be at the Fayette City Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society in care of Carr-Yager Funeral Home, 204 N. Linn St., Fayette, Mo. 65248.
Everett E. "Snook" Thompson, Jr.
Both Blaine and Clay Thompson remember fishing trips with their father, Snook. "Fishing was his No. 1 activity," Blaine Thompson said.
Clay Thompson said they enjoyed private ponds the most, away from power lines, car horns or highway traffic that disturb the serenity.
"The act of fishing was more important than the fish we caught, so we'd just kind of spend time together wherever water was," he said.
Everett Edward "Snook" Thompson, Jr. died Saturday, July 6, 2002 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He was 64.
Mr. Thompson was born Jan. 13, 1938 in West Plains to Everett Edward and Bertie Yocham Thompson. He married Pat McDaniels on April 24, 1982.
Blaine Thompson's wife Lynn remembers Mr. Thompson's pride when she had his grandchild. "He called me up and he told me I'd done a good job. And when he'd say something like that to you, it wasn't meant lightly. That meant a lot to me," she said. "The most important thing to him was his children," Clay Thompson said.
Mr. Thompson was employed with W.C. Fellows Water Proofing from 1985-1995. He was part owner of the business. He was also a member of New Beginnings Christian Center.
Mr. Thompson dabbled in pencil drawing when he was not working or fishing. "He could draw anything he saw," Clay Thompson said.
Visitation for Mr. Thompson will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by Pastor Dan Croom, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home.
Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Oak Lawn Cemetery in West Plains.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Pat Thompson of Columbia; five sons Bobby Thompson and Kerry Thompson both of Ogden, Utah, and Clay Thompson, Blaine Thompson and Gerald Wayne Twyman, Jr. of Columbia; three brothers, Leck Thompson of Granite City, Ill., Joe Thompson of Iowa and Charles Thompson of Kansas; one sister, Nancy Lou Counts of West Plains; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
His parents, one son, Ricky Thompson, and one brother, Jerry Dean Thompson, all died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to New Beginnings Christian Center, E. Route CC, Centralia, Mo. 65240.
John N. Falloon
John Newton Falloon died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at Lenoir Healthcare in Columbia. He was 89.
Mr. Falloon was born July 5, 1913. in Bourbon, to Walter and Grace Falloon. He married Ervena Liles in Jefferson City on May 21, 1939.
A member of Woodlandville Methodist Church and then First Christian Church in Columbia, he participated in the Epsilon Sigma Phi Honorary Extension Fraternity, Mystical Seven, International Students Host Families, and Alpha Gamma Rho - Noble Ruler Senior Year. He was an Extension Soils Specialist for the University of Missouri for 47 years. He was in India from 1967 to 1970 with the U.S. Agency for International Development.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church in Columbia. Mr. Falloon is survived by his wife, Ervina Liles Falloon of Columbia; two daughters, Ann Heidy of Columbia and Mary Sue Bledsoe of Lee's Summit; three brothers, Ray Falloon of Montgomery City, Louis Falloon of Bourbon, and Ernest Falloon of Harrisburg; two sisters, Doris Condra of Venice, Fla., and Reeta Schramm of Montgomery City; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Fellowship of John, 3612 Lenoir St., First Christian Church, 101 N. Tenth St. or any other charity.
Caleb R. Clary
Caleb R. Clary died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at his home in Linn from cerebral palsy complications. He was 13.
"He really enjoyed life," said his father, John Clary. "He was a special kid."
Caleb was born June 6, 1989, in Warrensburg to Helen and John Clary. He attended the H. Kenneth Kirchner State School in Jefferson City but was preparing to transfer to a public school for the upcoming school year.
"He was getting better at doing things at school that would have impacted his life later," said John Clary.
Caleb enjoyed shopping around the mall and listening to music.
"One of his favorite things to do was listen to music, any kind of music that was joyful," John Clary said. "If it was sad, it brought tears to his eyes."
Caleb also liked dancing, even though he was unable to walk or talk. He attended many receptions and family gatherings where he could listen to music and dance.
"He was really great just being himself," John Clary said. "He never put on a show." Caleb's mother also sang to him, John Clary said.
Services, conducted by Pastor Becky Schmidt, were held Wednesday at the Morton Funeral Home Chapel in Linn. Burial was at Linn Memorial Park Cemetery.
In addition to his father and mother, Caleb is survived by a stepsister, Heather D. Beck of Jefferson City; and a grandfather, Ralph E. Clary of Clinton.
Memorials may be sent to United Cerebral Palsy Association or Easter Seals.
Elizabeth J. Magruder of Columbia died Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at Ashland Healthcare. She was 79.
Mrs. Magruder was born on April 14, 1923, in University City to James and Susan Perry Robinson. She married Charles Magruder on Sept. 5, 1953, in Moberly.
A lifelong Columbia resident, Mrs. Magruder worked for Westlake Hardware as a salesclerk until her retirement.
Visitation for Mrs. Magruder will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd. in Ashland. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. in Columbia.
Mrs. Magruder is survived by her husband and one daughter, Marsha Wilson of Kansas City.
Her parents and two brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Mid-America Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.