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MISSOURI - Boone County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 89

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Sunday, 20 April 2008, at 3:56 a.m.

Mary Beaman
Mary Elizabeth Beaman, formerly of Fayette, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She was 67.
Mrs. Beaman was a member of New Providence Baptist Church in Columbia and worked as a nurse's aide.
Mrs. Beaman was born July 8, 1934, in New Franklin to Charles and Georgia Bell Ashpaugh McBee. She married Daniel O. Beaman on Oct. 20, 1965, in Howard County.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Markland-Gardner Funeral Home, 113 E. Broadway in New Franklin. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jesse Barnhart and the Rev. Larry Curry, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery near New Franklin.
Mrs. Beaman is survived by her husband, of Moberly; a son, Danny Beaman of Columbia; three daughters, Susan Powell of California, Mo., and Brenda Schiradelly and Nellie Sims both of Columbia; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Her parents and half sister died earlier.
Memorials to the family can be left at the funeral home or mailed to Markland-Gardner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 126, New Franklin, Mo. 65274.

Donald Meredith Brightwell
Donald Meredith Brightwell of Columbia died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 69.
Mr. Brightwell worked in the restaurant and bartending business all his life. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.
He was born Jan. 3, 1933, in Cooper County to Clyde and Bessie Potter Arnold.
Mr. Brightwell is survived by his mother, Bessie Arnold of Columbia; four brothers, William E. Brightwell of Columbia, Ralph Lee Brightwell of Springfield, Mo., Walter Newman Swearingen of Sunrise Beach and Charles McLelland of Lincoln, Neb.; two sisters, Bonnie Elaine Hinkle of Columbia and Gertie Ann Purvis of Boonville; and several nieces and nephews.
His father died earlier.
There will be no visitation. Services, conducted by the Rev. Bob Webb, will be at 1 p.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Memorials may be sent to Memorial Baptist Church, 1634 Paris Road, Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Aretha Brown
Aretha Deanna Brown, formerly of Boonville, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at Eden Hospital in Castro Valley, Calif. She was 40.
Ms. Brown, a certified nurse's assistant, moved to California in 2000 with her oldest daughter. While in California she was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church.
Ms. Brown was born July 24, 1961, to Georgia Mae Brown and Matthew Joseph Darby. She attended Boonville public schools. She married Damon Redden, and they later divorced. She married John LaFleur, and they also divorced.
Visitation for Ms. Brown will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the H. T. May and Son Funeral Home in Boonville, 405 Sycamore St. The family will receive friends there from 7 to 8 p.m. Services, conducted by the Rev. Horace Hopkins, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew AME Church, 309 Spruce St. in Boonville. Burial will be at Sunset Hills Cemetery.
Ms. Brown is survived by two daughters, Rahdika Deann Brown of Oakland, Calif., and LaDonna Laneice Redden of Columbia; four sisters, Alfreda Parker, Pat Coleman and Donna Coleman, all of Boonville, and Carmen Reeves of Kansas City; two grandsons and two aunts.
Her parents, one daughter and brothers died earlier.

Arthur E. Grieves
Arthur E. Grieves of Columbia died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico. He was 79.
Mr. Grieves was born Jan. 26, 1923, to Walter and Dolly Grieves in Detroit.
He served in the Air Force from 1942 to 1946 and was reactivated from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean conflict.
In 1956, Mr. Grieves began working as a hydraulic technician at Vickers Inc. in Michigan. He was employed there for 26 years.
On Oct. 26, 1962, he married Mary E. Pickler in Berkley, Mich.
Mr. Grieves was a benefit volunteer for William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan and also volunteered as camera operator for a Michigan television station.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Tom Luther, will follow. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
He is survived by a stepson, Ronald Reeves of Columbia; a twin brother, William Grieves of Rogers City, Mich.; a sister, Marg Swayze of Taylor, Mich.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
His wife and one brother died earlier.
Memorials may be made to Missouri Veterans Home, 1 Veterans Drive, Mexico, Mo. 65265.

Myra Rose Jackson
Myra Rose "Tish" Jackson of Columbia died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Lenoir Health Care. She was 86.
Mrs. Jackson was born March 16, 1915, in Brunswick to Robert Anthony and Katherine Clare Jacquot Kelliker. She married Richard Lee Jackson Jr. on July 6, 1937, in Kansas City.
Mrs. Jackson was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Cosmo Pals and Ladies Elks Club.
She is survived by one son, Richard Lee Jackson III of Las Vegas; a daughter, Bobbye Jackson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two granddaughters; and three great-grandsons.
Mrs. Jackson's husband, son, four brothers and one sister died earlier.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Michael Flanagan, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Butterfield Youth Services, P.O. Box 333, Marshall, Mo. 65340.

Roy C. Poe
Roy C. Poe of Columbia died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at his home. He was 76.
Mr. Poe was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Boone County to Thomas B. and Alma D. Hunt Poe. He lived in Boone County all his life.
He attended rural Boone County schools and was a member of the Huntsdale Baptist Church. On Sept. 4, 1946, Mr. Poe married Hazel Acton in Ashland.
Mr. Poe was a World War II veteran. He worked for the Columbia Public Works Department and retired in March 1990 after 37 years.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Parker Funeral Service. Mr. Poe will be buried at Mount Nebo Cemetery in Huntsdale.
He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Sheila Fields, Glenda Sapp and Tammy Winfrey, all of Columbia, and Terri Wolf of Tipton; one son, Stephen Poe of Columbia; a sister, Helen Burr of Vaughn; three brothers, Ralph Poe, Sanford Poe and Victor Poe, all of Columbia; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Three brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo. 65205.

John J. Sprague
John J. Sprague of Columbia died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at his home. He was 86.
Mr. Sprague was born Jan. 15, 1916, in Wilton to John Joseph Sprague and Dollie Mac Kinsel Sprague. In 1939, he married Myrtle Quinley. She died in 1961. He married Clara Bartels on May 5, 1962, in Columbia.
Mr. Sprague was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Columbia. He owned and operated the Sprague Furniture Store in Columbia for many years.
Mr. Sprague is survived by his wife, Clara Sprague of Columbia; three sons, John Sprague Jr. of Kansas City, Donald Sprague of El Paso, Texas, and Joseph Sprague of Columbia; four daughters, Ann Hagan of Hallsville, Londa Reno of Hampton, Va., and Susan Groh and Sylvia Sprague, both of Columbia; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Two children died earlier.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the First Assembly of God Church, 1100 N. Seventh St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Cliff Cato and the Rev. Charles Parker, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Church under the direction of Nilson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church, 1100 N. Seventh St., Columbia, Mo. 65203.

Janet Waters
Unlike many family members who chose journalism, Janet Waters chose nursing for a career.
"She just kept coming back to it," her brother Jack Waters said. "She found it to be more rewarding. Her strength was one-on-one healthcare."
Janet Waters died Tuesday, March 12, 2002. She was 50.
Her father, Henry J. Waters III, is the publisher of the Columbia Daily Tribune, and many of her siblings work at the paper.
"She thought about journalism, but she really liked to help people out," said Cindy Latimer, her best friend. "She had an ability to see someone in need and help them out."
Ms. Waters was on her way to work, calling on nursing home patients for Community Hospices of America, when her vehicle collided head-on with a motorist in Callaway County. Heavy fog contributed to the crash, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol accident report.
Ms. Waters was born Oct. 14, 1951, to Henry J. Waters III and Lou Eva Brouk. She attended MU and received an associate's degree in nursing from Columbia College. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in St. Charles in 1969.
As a child, she took piano lessons and progressed to the guitar and the auto harp, her brother, Jack, said. Growing up in the late 1960s, she became a fan of folk musicians Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Simon and Garfunkel.
She later added plays and musicals to her list of interests. Ms. Waters loved to attend plays at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre where she would take her daughter Laurel and her friend Cindy Latimer.
"She enjoyed the talent," Latimer said. "It's one thing to see a movie where things have been cut and it's another to see a play where the actors draw you in with their talent."
Helping friends was another of Ms. Waters' passions. John Nowell, a childhood friend, said Ms. Waters took over the planning of a school reunion when he suddenly needed surgery.
"She just showed up out of the blue and asked what needed to be done," Nowell said. "I know she had to rearrange her schedule, and I will always be grateful for that."
Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Parker Funeral Home, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Fred Thayer, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth Street. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery.
Ms. Waters is survived by her parents, both of Columbia; daughter, Laurel Waters-Ringwald of Columbia; a brother, Jack Waters of Columbia; two sisters, Mary Twenter of Columbia and Susan Waters of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; a half-brother, Andrew Waters of Columbia; a half-sister, Elizabeth Reifert of Atlanta; a step-brother, Kerry Brouk of New York; a step-sister, Cheryl Wright of Houston; a step-father, Don Brouk; and a step-mother, Vicki Russell.

Margery Bobbitt-L'Hote
Margery "Peg" Bobbitt-L'Hote of Columbia died Monday, March 11, 2002. She was 72.
Mrs. Bobbitt-L'Hote was born April 8, 1927, in Westfield, N.J., to Raymond Sparrow and Margery Banks Anderson.
In 1949, Mrs. Bobbitt-L'Hotte graduated from Wooster College in Wooster, Ohio. Two years later, she married Jack Bobbitt. He died earlier.
In 1982, she earned her master's degree in education from MU.
On June 18, 1987, she married Lawrence L'Hote in Kansas City.
For seven years, Mrs. Bobbitt-L'Hote taught social studies at Rolla High School, and for twelve years, she taught American history and American minorities at Hickman High School. In addition, she was a teacher's aide at Russell Boulevard Elementary School.
She was involved in local Democratic politics and was a peace activist.
Mrs. Bobbitt-L'Hote is survived by her husband; five children, Anne Bobbitt Hardie of Spokane, Wash., Trish Bobbitt Burke of Denver, Colo., John Bobbitt of Eldon, Susan Bobbitt Schumaker of Overland Park, Kan., and Andrew Bobbitt of Reno, Nev.; a sister, Jane Anderson Gunza of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A sister died earlier.
The family will hold a private service with a burial at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to The Peace Nook, 804C E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201

Frances Neese
Frances Evelyn Neese of Hallsville died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at Lenoir Healthcare. She was 95.
Mrs. Neese was born Dec. 4, 1906, in Hallsville to Asa Bloomfield and Emma Catherine Robinson Elkin.
Mrs. Neese graduated as high school valedictorian in 1925. She also graduated from MU and Ortow-Rice Business College. She later married Leland Stanford Neese who died earlier.
She was a member of Hallsville Baptist Church where she was a teacher, treasurer and Sunday School superintendent.
Mrs. Neese was the first secretary for Hallsville schools and was a secretary for MU until retiring in 1972.
Mrs. Neese was a member of the committee that brought the Bookmobile to Boone County, and she also assisted in having the Well Baby Clinic come to Hallsville.
She is survived by two children, Keith and Karen Neese, both of Columbia; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-granddaughter.
Her brothers Raymond, Ralph and Junior; sister Martha Tucker and stepson Kenneth died earlier.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Memorials may be sent to the Hallsville Baptist Church, 115 Elizabeth St. in Hallsville, and Rite Care, 33 Masonic Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65202.

Reba G. Blanke
Reba G. Blanke of Columbia died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Lenoir Healthcare Center. She was 102.
Mrs. Blanke was born Nov. 7, 1899, in Hamilton, N.Y., to Joseph William MacDaniels and Pearl Ann Hubbard MacDaniels. She married Otto T. Blanke in 1923 in Rapid City, S.D. Mrs. Blanke was a graduate of the University of Kansas.
Mrs. Blanke was a member of the American Association of University Women, a member and past president of the Joplin Women's Club, a member and former president of the Joplin School Board, a Red Cross volunteer and a member of the Jasper County Medical Auxiliary.
She was a past member of the First Presbyterian Church in Joplin, serving as an elder and on the building committee. She was also a member of the PEO sisterhood and the Presbyterian Church in Columbia.
Her husband died earlier.
Mrs. Blanke is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Braschler of Columbia and Jo Anne Howe of Boulder, Colo.; one grandson, John Howe of Columbia; three granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held later at Nilson Funeral Home in Columbia. Burial will be at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin.
Memorials may be sent to PEO Outreach Fund, c/o Janet Taber, HC 72, Box 248, Wasola, Mo. 65773 or The Masonic Home of Missouri, 3314 Lemone Industrial Blvd., Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Jane Dennis
Jane Deloris Dennis of Centralia died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at West Village Manor. She was 76.
During World War II, Mrs. Dennis worked as a waitress at the Merchant's Hotel and Coffee Shop in Moberly. She later worked at The Hitching Post and The Tom-A-Hawk in Hallsville. She was also a cashier at MU's Jesse Hall.
Mrs. Dennis was also a homemaker who loved working in the garden and baking chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies.
"Every time you looked up in the summer, she'd be in the garden," her husband, Paul Dennis, said. He said she usually made cookies at least twice a week.
Mrs. Dennis was born Sept. 24, 1925, in Porum, Okla., to William and Martha Mann Bledsoe.
She married Paul Dennis Nov. 29, 1945, in Moberly.
Visitation for Mrs. Dennis will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Walter Wandersleben and the Rev. David Dennis, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, also at Memorial Funeral Home.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Dennis of Centralia; two sons, Donald Dennis of Hallsville and Daniel Dennis of Clifton Hill; one brother, Elmer Bledsoe of Piqua, Ohio; two sisters, Bernadine Timmons of Centralia and Bonnie Creasman of Lenexa, Kan.; five grandsons; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
An infant brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 1121 Business Loop 70 E., Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Vanthary Meak
Vanthary Meak, formerly of Columbia, died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. She was 34.
Ms. Meak was a big sports fan, said her sister, Vantharane Meak.
"She really liked basketball," she said. "She was an MU fan."
Ms. Meak graduated from Rock Bridge High School in 1986. She attended Columbia College during the late '90s and graduated with a degree in business administration.
"She did so many different things," Vantharane Meak said.
Ms. Meak liked to watch movies, especially romantic comedies, her sister said.
Her sister said she was always eating at restaurants.
"Every other night she would order takeout and then the other nights she would go to a restaurant," she said.
Ms. Meak was born March 11, 1967, to Sauth and Kim Y Por Meak in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Her family moved to Columbia in April 1975.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ms. Meak is survived by her parents; her brother, Vanthara "Van" Meak of San Jose, Calif.; and her sister, Vantharane Meak of St. Louis.
Memorials may be sent to any organization involved in helping children.

James M. Melvin
James M. "Pop" Melvin of Ashland died Monday, March 10, 2002, of cancer at Columbia Healthcare and Rehabilitation. He was 74.
Mr. Melvin was born Feb. 28, 1928, in Boone County to Hollis M. and Alta Louise McMillan Melvin. He attended rural Boone County schools and was a member of Living Faith Church.
His son James Melvin Jr. said he was an avid hunter and target shooter who loved fishing. Mr. Melvin was a member of the Missouri Raiders Shooting Association, the National Rifle Association and a former member of the Riverview Coon Hunters Association in Englewood. He was also a member of the Downtown Columbia Association until his retirement in 1995.
His son said Mr. Melvin was a fair businessman. Mr. Melvin owned and operated Melvin's Auto for five years. He formerly worked for Dalton Concrete.
"He was a no-nonsense kind of fella," James Melvin said. "He never hesitated to say what was on his mind and was very good at giving his opinion, whether or not people were willing to hear it. He was an honest man."
One of the only times he wasn't honest, his son said, was when he lied about his age to enlist in the Army at age 15. Mr. Melvin served in World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the cavalry, his son said.
James Melvin said he remembers his father as someone who "would treat anyone well who treated him well, never tried to do bad to anybody and loved his children and wife."
His wife, Frances R. Gilpin, died in 1995.
Mr. Melvin is survived by three sons, Billy J. Melvin and James L. Melvin, both of Columbia, and Johnny "Pete" M. Melvin of Ashland; one daughter, Alta L. Bennett of Ashland; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation for Mr. Melvin will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Fred Marty, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service.
Memorials may be sent to Truman Veterans Hospital, 800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212.

Friedrich Leonhard
Friedrich W. Leonhard of Columbia died Sunday, March 10, 2002, of an aneurysm. He was 87.
Mr. Leonhard was born in Rheinhausen, Germany, on Oct. 24, 1914, to Karl and Maria Leonhard. He was a lieutenant company commander of the 2nd parachute division in the German Luftwaffe in World War II.
Mr. Leonhard earned his doctoral degree in natural sciences from the University of Tubingen, Germany, in 1954. After graduation, he moved to the United States and served as professor of electrical engineering at MU from 1969 until his retirement in 1983.
After retirement, Mr. Leonhard and his wife, Ida Buhr, whom he married in 1951, worked on their farm in McBaine.
"If he ever had a hobby, it was definitely farming," said Fred Leonhard, one of Mr. Leonhard's four sons. "He loved farming: planting gardens, clearing brush and working with the soil."
Mr. Leonhard absorbed himself in his farm work until problems with his eyesight forced him to quit. About two months ago, Ida, his wife of 51 years, died.
"He was very attached to my mother," his son said.
Mr. Leonhard dealt with several health problems later on in his life, including muscular degeneration and Parkinson's disease. He is survived by his four sons, Dierik Leonhard, Fred Leonhard, Heinrich Leonhard and Manfred Leonhard, all of Columbia; and three grandchildren, all of Columbia.
A sister, Annegret Leonhard, died earlier.
Fred Leonhard said he most vividly remembers how devoted his parents were.
"I could always rely on my parents for assistance and help," he said.
Mr. Leonhard's family is planning a closed memorial service on their farm after his cremation.
Memorials may be sent to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Missouri, 1001 S. West Blvd., Suite F, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

Doris Speichinger
Doris Jean Speichinger of Columbia died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at her home. She was 56.
Mrs. Speichinger, who worked as a pediatric nurse at University Hospital, was born Aug. 18, 1945, in Nashville, Ill., to Clemence John and Ruth Ann Moeller Piotrowski. She served in the Army for four years during the Vietnam era and was stationed at Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Colorado, Fort Leonard Wood and Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
On Sept. 30, 1978, she married Anthony Speichinger in Columbia.
She was an active member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Columbia and the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. Her many interests included sewing, reading, crocheting, canning and helping her husband in their garden.
Visitation for Mrs. Speichinger will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1115 Locust St., and a prayer service will follow at 7 p.m. Services, conducted by the Rev. Edwin Cole, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be at St. Raphael Cemetery, near Brunswick.
Mrs. Speichinger is survived by her husband of Columbia; her mother, Ruth Ann Piotrowski, of Fayette; two daughters, Jeanne Speichinger and Katherine Speichinger, both of Columbia; a son, Joseph Speichinger, of Columbia; five sisters, Mary Briggs of Dallas, Carol Long of St. Paul, Mo., Joyce Piotrowski of Fayette, Laura Piotrowski of Duluth, Minn., and Jane Shook of Moberly; and two brothers, Joseph Piotrowski of Moberly and Leo Piotrowski of Pepin, Wisc.
Her father died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1115 Locust St., Columbia, MO 65201 or Ellis Fischel Cancer Research Center, 115 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, MO 65203.

Henrietta H. Atkins
Henrietta Horstdaniel Atkins died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at West Village Manor in Columbia. She was 92.
Mrs. Atkins was born July 14, 1909, in Westphalia to Henry John and Josephine Westerman Horstdaniel. She married Ardry E. Atkins in St. Louis on June 10, 1939. Mrs. Atkins was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and one of the first members of AARP Chapter 3194.
Toni Kaiser, her daughter, said Mrs. Atkins enjoyed crafts, sewing, crocheting and gardening.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Edwin Cole, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1115 Locust St. Burial will be at Vahalla Cemetery in St. Louis.
Mrs. Atkins is survived by her daughter Toni Kaiser of Columbia; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Her husband, a stepson and seven brothers and sisters died earlier. Memorials may be sent to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1115 Locust St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Donald Robert Burkey
Donald Robert "Bob" Burkey of Columbia died Wednesday, March 6, 2002. He was 63.
Mr. Burkey was born July 18, 1938, in Centralia to Leon and Virginia Bagby Burkey.
He was a graduate of Hallsville High School and on April 13, 1974, he married Gretchen Moberly in Columbia.
He was a member of the National Guard for six years and also served as a volunteer fireman in Boone County. He was employed by MU as a painter.
A member of Parkade Baptist Church, Mr. Burkey volunteered for various shelters and children's groups.
"He was a kind family man and always seemed to love to do for other people," said his stepmother Helen Burkey.
Mr. Burkey is survived by his wife; stepmother Helen Burkey of Columbia; sons, Phillip Burkey of Germany, Mo., Danny Brown of St. Charles and Floyd "Randy" Brown of Jefferson City; three daughters, Donna Honzel of Rockford, Ill., Diana Miller of Centralia, and Michelle "Shelly" Wallenmeyer of Prairie Home; a sister; LaVonne Allison of Washington, Mo.; 17 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no services at Mr. Burkey's request. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

James L. Crowley
James L. Crowley of Ashland died Friday, March 8, 2002, at Ashland Healthcare Inc. He was 86.
Mr. Crowley was born to Jeff Davis and Opal Frost Crowley on Sept. 24, 1915, in Columbia. He was a farm hand.
Services for Mr. Crowley will be at 2 p.m. today at Oakland Cemetery.
He is survived by two daughters, Charlene K. Crowley of Wentzville and Sue Crowley of Centralia; four sons, Glenn Crowley of Columbia, George Davison, Larry Estes and Randy Estes, all of Fulton; a brother, Wayne Crowley of Centralia; and two sisters, Nadine Donaldson of Palm Springs, Calif., and Violet Nichols, of Ashland; and 11 grandchildren.
One son, a brother and a grandson died earlier.

L. Rosalie Barnes
L. Rosalie Barnes, formerly of Centralia, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, in Denver. She was 80.
Mrs. Barnes was born Oct. 31, 1911, in Audrain County to Byron and Beulah Reed. On Dec. 25, 1933 she married Ross Barnes. Mrs. Barnes taught at schools in Monroe and Audrain counties and was a member of Central Christian Church and the Columbine Optimist Club, both in Denver.
Mrs. Barnes is survived by her daughter, Connie Barnes of Denver; three nephews, James Reed of Atlanta, William Reed and Glenn Pavitt, both of Jefferson City; four great-nieces and four great-nephews.
Her husband; brother, B. Smith Reed; and sister, Madge Pavitt, died earlier. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Centralia Cemetery.

Harold Wheeler
Harold Wheeler of Boonville died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at University Hospital. He was 20.
Mr. Wheeler was born March 30, 1981, in Kansas City to James and Lorene Roland Wheeler. He attended Kansas City public schools.
Mr. Wheeler is survived by his mother, Lorene Wheeler of Boonville; his father, James Wheeler of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sisters, Monique Johnson of Alabama and Shelana Roland of Columbia; four brothers, James Leon Wheeler Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., Cornelius Roland of Columbia, Michael Roland of Larned, Kan., and Kenneth C. Wheeler of North Carolina; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Clarence Wheeler, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at H.T. May and Son Funeral Homes in Boonville, 405 Sycamore St. Burial will be at Bunceton Cemetery in Bunceton, Mo.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the services.

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