Anna Katherine Linzie of Columbia died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at her home. She was 78.
She was born June 2, 1923, in Columbia to James and Bessie Warren Haycox. She married Raymond Linzie on May 31, 1940.
Mrs. Linzie was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, where she was honored as an outstanding mother. She was also a member of Tip Top Circle, Pastors Aide Committee and the Stewardess Board. Mrs. Linzie was a graduate of Douglass High School and was involved with the Band Boosters.
Mrs. Linzie worked at Restwell Retirement Lodge.
Visitation for Mrs. Linzie will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 204 E. Ash St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Raymond W. Hayes, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Mrs. Linzie's body will be buried at Simpson Chapel Cemetery, 2707 County Road 269.
Mrs. Linzie is survived by her husband, Raymond J. Linzie of Columbia; three daughters, Erma Pegg of Columbia, Denice Tucker of Columbia and Janice Nunnelly of Kansas City; four sons, James Linzie, Raymond Floyd Linzie, William Edward Linzie and Charles Linzie, all of Columbia; one sister, Aldonia Lee of Columbia; forty grandchildren; forty-eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
One son, one daughter, three brothers and one sister died earlier.
Eugene Woody, formerly of Ashland, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at his home in Tempe, Ariz. He was 69.
Mr. Woody was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Kansas City, Kan., to Essie Buckner Woody and Curtis Woody.
He graduated from Ashland High School and spent one year at MU.
On Oct. 16, 1954, he married Dorothy Fisher.
Mr. Woody served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the Thunderbird Masonic Lodge No. 15, and involved in the Order of Eastern Star Mesa Starlight No. 16 of Mesa, Ariz.
He was a purchasing agent in the health-care field.
A Masonic service will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Tempe Mortuary in Tempe.
Mr. Woody is survived by his wife, Dorothy Fisher Woody of Tempe; two daughters, Charlotte Woody Kelly of Tempe and Joyce Woody Fissure of Somertan Park, Australia; two sisters, Betty Hall of Tempe and Merle Kallenbach of Columbia; and five grandchildren. His brother, James C. Woody of Columbia, and one grandson died earlier.
Memorials can be sent to Arizona's Children Association, the Life Book Program, 2833 N. Third St., Phoenix AZ, 85004.
Beldon 'Pete' Crews
Beldon "Pete" Crews of Columbia died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2001, at The Williamsburg in Columbia. He was 83.
Mr. Crews was born March 13, 1918, in Boone County to Robert and Sally Mae Nichols Crews. He married Mildred Price Goslin on Feb. 9, 1940.
Mr. Crews worked as a farmer for 20 years and was a construction laborer for 35 years with Construction & General Laborers Local 955 Labor Union. He was a resident of Midway for 41 years.
Graveside services, conducted by the Rev. John Foley, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Midway Locust Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Crews is survived by his son, Jim Crews of Columbia; his daughter, Judy Daly of Columbia; two sisters, Ruby Carlos of Jefferson City and Josephine Griasch of Los Angeles; and three grandchildren, Michele Spry, Ashley Crews and Stephanie Daly, all of Columbia.
His wife and a sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Rainbow House, 2302 N. Oakland Gravel Road., Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Willia M. Kemp
Willia M. Kemp died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at University Hospital. She was 62.
Ms. Kemp was born to Leon and Cora Gillette Kemp on Dec. 6, 1938, in McKittrick. She graduated from Herman High School. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church in Montgomery City.
Ms. Kemp lived in Sacramento, Calif., for several years and was employed by Memorial Hospital there. She later moved to Columbia.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 107 W. Sixth St. in Fulton.
Services, conducted by the Rev. C.W. Dawson, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church in Fulton. Burial will be at McKittrick Cemetery.
Ms. Kemp is survived by two sisters, Peggy L. Kemp of Columbia and Alice Turner of Denver; three brothers, Richard Kemp of Fulton, Danny Jennings of Mexico, Mo., and Earl Kemp of Columbia; two aunts, Beatrice Clayborne of St. Louis and Mildred Stevens of Montgomery City; two uncles, Russell Gillette and Ralph Gillette, both of Fulton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
One daughter, three brothers and three sisters died earlier.
Joseph Bohanan Jr.
Joseph Lee Bohanan Jr. died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at Ashland Health Care. He was 68.
Mr. Bohanan served in the Air Force for 21 years before retiring as a master sergeant in 1971. Mr. Bohanan also owned the Moniteau Creek Inn in Rocheport before his retirement.
Mr. Bohanan volunteered at the Columbia Police Department in the early 1980s.
"It was his hobby," his stepfather, Chester Logan, said. "He was a very outgoing person and had lots of friends."
He liked traveling and playing golf and was happy all the time, said his wife, Marilyn Bohanan.
Mr. Bohanan was born March 11, 1933, in Eldon to Joseph Lee Sr. and Margaret White Bohanan. Mr. Bohanan graduated from Smith Cotton High School in Sedalia in 1950. On March 11, 1993, he married Marilyn Powell in Rocheport.
Visitation for Mr. Bohanan will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Rick Frost, will follow at 2 p.m. He will be buried, with military honors, at Fairview Cemetery, at the intersection of Fairview and Chapel Hill roads in Columbia.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Bohanan is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Lee Hart of Benson, Ariz.; two stepdaughters, Jane Delling of Loveland, Colo., and Ann Delling of Los Osos, Calif.; a half-sister, Dena Seeley of Pomona, Kan.; three grandsons; and his stepfather, Chester Logan.
Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association, 1118 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63139.
Ardella "Della" Bradford of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at Columbia Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was 80.
Mrs. Bradford was born on Oct. 16, 1920, in Mexico, Mo., to Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis. She married George Bradford in Columbia. He died earlier.
Services for Mrs. Bradford will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Columbia Cemetery. Burial will follow.
James R. Mozee
James R. Mozee of Columbia died at his home Friday, Sept. 14, 2001. He was 47.
Mr. Mozee was born July 23, 1954, in Mexico, Mo., to Frank Mozee Sr. and Edna Harvey Mozee.
A graduate of Harry E. Wood High School in Indianapolis, Ind., Mr. Mozee served with the U.S. Army for 9 months in 1976. In 1994, he moved to Columbia.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Warren Funeral Chapel, 10 N. Fourth St., Columbia. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakland Cemetery in Moberly.
Mr. Mozee is survived by two daughters, Natalie and Jennifer Mozee, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; his father, Frank Mozee Sr. of Fulton; two brothers; six sisters; and one granddaughter.
His mother and one brother died earlier.
Martha B. Parker
Martha B. Parker of Columbia died Saturday, September 15, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 90.
Mrs. Parker was born on July 20, 1911, in Hurdland to Bruce and Sylvia Black. She graduated from Hurdland High School and later graduated from Gem Business School. She married Harry L. Parker on Aug. 29, 1937, in Louisville, Ill.
She later worked as an administrative assistant for the State of Illinois. From Manteno, Ill., Mrs. Parker moved to Missouri in 1976 and to Columbia in 1984.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Parker is survived by a daughter, Nancy Erickson of Fulton; and a son, Charles Parker of Dallas.
Her husband, two sisters, two brothers and a great-granddaughter Kirsten Thomas died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Kirsten Thomas Agricultural Scholarship Fund in care of April Thomas, 1651 County Road 1013, Auxvasse, Mo., 65231.
James F. Forward
James Frederick Forward of Columbia died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at Truman Veterans Hospital. He was 88.
Mr. Forward was born in Huntsville to Floyd Forward and Ethel Carter Forward. He received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in poultry science from MU.
Mr. Forward served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received while serving in the Pacific Theater.
He returned to his alma mater to teach and do research in poultry science. Mr. Forward spent 54 years with the university. He was also actively involved with the Boone County 4-H and helped establish the Rock Bridge Barbecue.
Mr. Forward enjoyed fishing and gardening. Each year, after the harvest of their garden, he would take the family camping in August.
Mr. Forward was baptized as a Roman Catholic at Sacred Heart Church in 1983 and was active in the Legion of Mary Organization.
Mr. Forward is survived by his wife of 50 years, Natalee Forward of Columbia; five daughters, Ellen Forward of New Haven, Alicia Walker of Joliet, Ill., Carol Gladden of Versailles, Mo., Linda Forward of Jefferson City and Laura Long of Bryan, Texas; three sons, Jim William Forward, David Forward and Daniel Forward all of Columbia; and 11 grandchildren.
A prayer service will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1115 Locust St. Services, conducted by the Revs. Edwin Cole and Donald Wallace, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 1316 Parkade Blvd., Columbia, MO 65202. Memorials may also be sent to the American Heart Association, the Boone County 4-H Foundation or the Senior 4-H Council.
Gerald H. Clarfield
Gerald H. Clarfield died on July 15, 2001, at his home in Healdsburg, Calif. His passing is mourned at MU. But sadness is dimmed by appreciation of his achievements as a historian of the diplomacy of the United States, his decisive presence in the department of history as chair, and the lingering aftertaste of his comments on life in Boone County, leavened by his wonderful dry wit. He was 65.
Professor Clarfield was born Jan. 9, 1936 in San Francisco. The son of immigrant parents, he absorbed their work ethic and quiet patriotism. To the end of his life, he was a connoisseur of World War II planes, and was openly delighted when his colleagues presented him with a book about them when he retired from MU in May 2000.
His early interest in international affairs inspired him to major in history at the University of California-Berkeley, and later he received a Ph.D. in American diplomatic history. He specialized in diplomacy of the early republic. His research took him far afield, across the country in a Volkswagen Beetle with his wife Julie and their infant daughter Leslie. He remarked that trip more than qualified him to study Timothy Pickering. Professor Clarfield's work on that statesman is still the definitive study. Given his transcontinental research, it was fitting that the Clarfields settled in the heart of the country. In 1968, the Clarfields moved to Missouri where they became famous for their graciousness and parties that featured "fish house punch." He prided himself on his relative immunity to this rum-based drink, while ruefully confessing each Halloween that too many samplings from the bowl left him feeling "fragile" the following day.
He established himself as bon vivant and a first-rate historian of American diplomacy.
On campus and within the department, Professor Clarfield proved to be an excellent citizen of the university. Between 1986 and 1989, his years as chair, his colleagues often noticed that no one could say "no" better or more finally than him. He was that rarity on campus: A person of principle and action, a colleague who mixed honor and scholarship.
Professor Clarfield gave greatly to this community while still longing to return to the Bay Area. Though saddened by the Clarfields departure last year, his friends rejoiced at their obvious elation about returning. He left behind Columbia, MU, scholarship and teaching, not so much because he was tired of them, as because he was ready to share something else with Julie.
The fact that he had less than a year to find that something else might be regarded by some as a tragedy. He would want us to emphasize that it was a blessing that he and Julie had that time, back in their beloved home.
He understood the intellectual and physical evanescence of scholarly attainments better than most. As proof, he loved to point to his dissertation, typed by Julie, in defiance of graduate school regulations at Berkeley - on cheap erasable paper.
"It's long gone," he'd laugh. "The years have dissolved it!"
He knew it was not what you left behind that granted immortality; it was who, and how they though of you.
Professor Clarfield is survived by his wife Julie, his daughter Leslie and colleagues and friends in Missouri.
Bullion is an MU history professor and one of Professor Clarfield's colleagues.
Chloe Coats King
Chloe Coats King of Columbia died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at South Hampton Place. She was 93.
Mrs. King was born on Dec. 22, 1907, in Riggs to John H. and Mayme Riley Coats. Mrs. King lived in Boone County her entire life.
She attended school in Sturgeon and moved to Columbia in 1944. She married Robert King on Jan. 21, 1929. He died on Aug. 13, 1969.
Mrs. King's brother, James H. Coats of Bella Vista, Ark., said she was a clerk at the Greyhound Bus Depot for many years. He also said she enjoyed gardening.
Visitation for Mrs. King will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Parker Funeral Service and Crematory, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, performed by the Rev. Robert H. Marty, will be at 11:15 a.m. Monday at Mount Horeb Cemetery in Sturgeon.
Mrs. King is survived by her brothers, Charles H. Coats of Overland Park, Kan., and James H. Coats of Bella Vista, Ark.
A sister died earlier.
Dorothy Mills LeResche
Dorothy Mills LeResche of Columbia died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Boone Retirement Center. She was 82.
She worked as a receptionist for the Visitors Center at Stephens College before her retirement. She had also been active in the League of Women Voters in St. Louis before moving to Columbia, said her daughter-in-law, Vicki LeResche of St. Louis.
A memorial for Mrs. LeResche will be held at a later date.
Mrs. LeResche is survived by her husband, L. Douglas LeResche of Columbia; son Robert LeResche of Juneau, Alaska, and his wife, Carol; son Stephen LeResche of St. Louis and his wife, Vicki; one daughter, Linda LeResche of Seattle and her husband, Michael Von Korff; and six grandchildren, Laura LeResche, David LeResche, John LeResche, Douglas Von Korff, Sam Carroll and Cameron Carroll.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Lung Association, 2007 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., 64108-2080, or the charity of the donor's choice.
Phuoc T. Nguyen
Phuoc T. Nguyen of Columbia died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 53.
Mrs. Nguyen was born March 1, 1948, in Vietnam to Khuyen Ba and Cuong Nguyen.
She worked as an operator at Columbia Foods.
Mrs. Nguyen is survived by her husband, Trung Le of Columbia; two daughters, Hanh Le and Hue Le, both of Columbia; two sons, Binh Le and Young Le, both of Columbia; and two sisters, Phuong Nguyen of Columbia and Tram Nguyen of Houston.
There will be no services. Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St.