Katherine Warren, known to many as "Mama Warren," died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 100.
Mrs. Warren was involved in many civic organizations, including Progressive Baptist Church, its food pantry and the War Mothers.
"She was the type of person who never met a stranger," said her son Woodson Warren. "She was an easy person to get to know."
Just five months ago, Mrs. Warren gathered with six generations of her family and 300 friends and well-wishers to celebrate her 100th birthday.
At her party, Mrs. Warren handed out a scroll that said, "When you try to do right you live a good life. Mothers, live right before your children."
"She was a person who had a lot of personality and a lot of energy," said another son, Harold Warren. "Her personality and her warmth just drew people to her."
She raised 12 children and worked for 44 years cleaning houses. She worked for Missouri Supreme Court Judge Warren Welliver for 42 years. She also volunteered.
Mrs. Warren was a charter member of the Progressive Baptist Church, secretary for the church's food pantry for seven years and a member of the adult choir. She was a member of Church Women United. Mrs. Warren was also a member of the Mount Carmel District Ways and Means Committee, a Red Circle counselor and a member of the Garden Club. She was involved with the American Legion Post 238 Ladies Auxiliary, War Mothers and the Elkhurst Extension Club. Mrs. Warren was also a former member of Log Providence Baptist Church, where she served as church clerk for 42 years.
"She was a hard worker and an excellent mother," Woodson Warren said. "She was always doing something."
When she wasn't with her children or volunteering, Mrs. Warren enjoyed traveling and working in her garden.
Mrs. Warren was born Jan. 4, 1902, in Slater to Jim and Lillie Logan Smith. She was married to Lawrence Warren, who died in 1992.
Visitation for Mrs. Warren will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 203 E. Ash St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Roderick L. Williams Sr., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Progressive Baptist Church, 702 Banks Ave. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Warren is survived by two daughters, Frances Stewart of Kansas City, Kan., and Marva Peppers of Decatur, Ill.; six sons, Fredrick Warren of Decatur, and Charles Warren, Cecil Warren, Harold Warren Sr., Ray Warren and Woodson Warren, all of Columbia; 60 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband, three brothers and six children died earlier.
R. Lynn Marine
Richard Lynn Marine loved children. He began teaching when he was 18, to a class of 80 elementary students, in a one-room schoolhouse in southeast Missouri.
"He always had a warm handshake for an adult or a gentle hug for a kid," said Skip Deming, assistant superintendent of instruction for the Columbia Public School District. "He always did what he could to benefit the children."
He refused to make left-handed students write with their right hands at a time when educators were forced to, even if it meant he'd be fired, said Mr. Marine's daughter, Kay Spitz.
"He was an advocate of children even before the term was really used," Spitz said. "Education was his passion. There's not a room you could walk into where there was a child he wouldn't stop and talk to."
Mr. Marine, who dedicated more than 45 years of his life to education, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 87.
Mr. Marine was born Aug. 18, 1914, in Kennett to William Henry and Dossie Waddell Marine. In 1934, he married Thetis Douglass in Piggett, Ark.
Mr. Marine received his bachelor's degree in education at Southeast Missouri State and a master's degree in education from MU.
He was a teacher and principal at many schools in southeast Missouri, where he coached the 1947 Bloomfield High School state champion basketball team.
"Those were kids that, up until a few years ago, still invited him to their class reunions, and he always went if he could," Spitz said.
Mr. Marine moved to Columbia and served as principal at Benton, West Boulevard and Russell elementary schools. He also served as director of elementary education for the Columbia Public School District. He retired in 1980.
"He was always an advocate for the children and the teachers," Deming said. Mr. Marine helped hire Deming as a principal in the Columbia school district when Mr. Marine was director of elementary education, the position Deming later held.
"He was always a very child-centered person. I learned a lot from him," Deming said. "He did everything he could for children and was a strong supporter of public education."
After retiring, Mr. Marine ran Marine Angus Farm for more than 25 years.
Spitz said she and her brothers used to tease him that "he raised his three children and then traded them in for a herd of Angus." She said it was a successful business, but his family always came first to him.
"He was always interested in everything his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren did," Spitz said. "Whenever he wanted to try something new he wanted to know everything about it, and he stuck with it."
Mr. Marine was a member of the Missouri United Methodist Church, Phi Delta Kappa and numerous civic organizations. He was treasurer of the Missouri State Principals Association for 11 years.
Mr. Marine is survived by his wife; two sons, Bill Marine of Wilmington, Ohio, and Dick Marine of Houston; his daughter of Columbia; two sisters, Vera Rollins and Mildred Evans, both of Kennett; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A brother and grandson died earlier.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jim Bryan, will be at 2 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to R. Lynn Marine Memorial Scholarship, c/o Columbia Public Schools Board of Education, 1818 W. Worley St., Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Howard F. Boyd of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Centralia, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Forum Care Facility in Tucson. He was 80.
Mr. Boyd was born on Aug. 4, 1921 in Centralia to Floyd and Crocia Williams Boyd. He married Norma Pulis on Feb. 14, 1942, in Fulton.
Mr. Boyd worked for A.P. Green Refractories in Mexico, Mo., for 43 years. He served in World War II in the Army 527th Engineer Light Pontoon Company. He was awarded three Bronze Stars.
Mr. Boyd is survived by one son, Randall Boyd of Mexico; two daughters, Vicki Fountain of Tucson, Ariz., and Becky Harvey of Moberly; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
His wife died earlier.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Russell Pulis, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Centralia City Cemetery. Burial with full military honors will follow.
Memorials can be made to the charity of the donor's choice and mailed to Carr-Yager Funeral Home, P.O. Box 210, Fayette, Mo. 65248.
Pamela Henning of Columbia died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Columbia Manor Care Center. She was 77.
Mrs. Henning was born Aug. 17, 1924, in Bucks Hill, England, to William and Nellie Bartram Higgins. She married Alfred E. Henning on Feb. 18, 1944, in England. They lived most of their lives in Dalton.
Mrs. Henning moved to the United States in 1946. She lived in Dalton until 1985, then moved to Columbia. She was a homemaker and also worked for Banquet Foods in Marshall and Bitwell Factory in Salisbury. She was a member of Dalton United Methodist Church. While in Columbia, Mrs. Henning volunteered at Boone Hospital Center and attended Christian Fellowship Church for several years.
Mrs. Henning is survived by two daughters, Barbara Davis and Valerie Dogett, both of Columbia; a sister, Gwen Smallwood of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one nephew; and three nieces.
Her husband, one sister and one son died earlier.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Summerville Funeral Home, 506 N. Blevins Drive in Salisbury. Services, conducted by the Rev. Neva Reece and the Rev. Gretchen Williams, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Keytesville City Cemetery.
Memorials can be sent to the Keytesville Cemetery Association, c/o Summerville Funeral Home, 506 N. Blevins Drive, Salisbury, Mo. 65281 or the Christian Fellowship Missions Fund, Christian Fellowship Road, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Shirley Lou Ross died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She was 72.
Born April 14, 1930, to Fred and Eula Harris Gaines of Fayette, she attended Dalton High school. After graduation, she moved to St. Joseph, where she received a license from Banks Beauty Academy.
She married Richard Ross Sr.
Mrs. Ross lived in St. Joseph until 1997. She was employed by and retired from the Heartland Health Center. She was baptized a Roman Catholic on June 22, 1952.
She is survived by a son, Ricky Ross; three sisters, Katherine Enyart of Armstrong, Martha Hughes of Columbia, and Mary Parker of Orange, Calif.; one granddaughter, Taisha Rene Ross of Oakley, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Patrick Dolan, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 306 S. Cleveland St., in Fayette.
Burial will be in Fayette City Cemetery.
Laughter, love and competition made up Ruth Ann Ashby Russell's life.
Mrs. Russell, wife of former UM system President George Russell, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, in Pleasant Hill. She was 79.
In the later years of her life, Mrs. Russell spent a lot of time in the hospital. She would tell jokes to the hospital staff that would entertain everyone, said her son, Frank Russell.
"She would come up with these little zingers that would have doctors and nurses in stitches," he said.
He remembers her response when he tried to get her to do her breathing exercises.
"She lifted one finger and moved it the direction that I had just told her to move her arms," Frank Russell said. "Then she stuck her tongue out at me as to say 'I'm going to do what I want.'"
Despite her strong independent spirit, Mrs. Russell always put her family's needs first.
George Russell, her husband, served as chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City from 1977 to 1991 and president of the UM system from 1991 to 1996. Mrs. Russell would plan dinner parties for more than 100 people. That allowed her husband to focus on academic affairs.
"She was a very stable person," George Russell said. "She could get your feet down on the ground if your head got too big and if you were feeling down she could pick you up."
Her sense of humor was second to her competitiveness at cards. She achieved the level of life master in bridge at regional, state and national tournaments.
"That's the highest level you can achieve and its especially hard for duplicate bridge," Frank Russell said. "When she played cards she would go for the jugular."
Mrs. Russell was born Sept. 28, 1922, in Charleston to Frank Kelly and Effie Mai Anderson Ashby. In 1944, she graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and on Nov. 11 of that year, she married George Russell.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Services, conducted by the Rev. Richard Combs, will follow at the funeral home at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery near Charleston.
A memorial service, conducted by the Rev. Jim Bryan, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Missouri United Methodist Church. A reception for friends will follow.
Mrs. Russell is survived by her husband; three sons, George Albert Russell III of Macomb, Ill., Frank Ashby Russell of Des Moines and Cramer Anderson Russell of Lee's Summit; a daughter, Ruth Ann Vaughn of Pleasant Hill; 15 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
One brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 6701 W. 64 St., Shawnee Mission, Kan. 66202.
Richard Dale Gilpin
Richard Dale "Dick" Gilpin of Hallsville died Monday, May 13, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 65.
Mr. Gilpin was born Feb. 24, 1937, in Columbia to Albert and Dorothy Neil Gilpin. On June 27, 1980, he married Betty June White in Columbia.
Mr. Gilpin worked as a deliveryman with Holsum Bakery for many years and retired as a car salesman from Head Motors, Co. He was a member of the Columbia Sportsman Club for 36 years.
With a lake close to his home, Mr. Gilpin's favorite pastime was fishing.
"It was really relaxing for him," his wife said.
Mr. Gilpin also liked woodworking, including making birdhouses.
Visitation for Mr. Gilpin will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Charles Parker, will also be held at 6 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Gilpin is survived by three sons, Rusty Gilpin of Hallsville, Keith Gilpin of Osage Beach and Chris Gilpin of Columbia; a daughter, Diana Gilpin of Columbia; two stepsons, Russell White and Ronnie White of Buckner; two stepdaughters, Kathy Perkins of Harrisburg and Karen Gordon of Hallsville; a brother, Roger Gilpin of New Franklin; five sisters, Margie Thurman of Sullivan, Brenda Snyder of Boonville, Linda Brown of Boonville, Gail Schipley of Boonville and Stella Wheeler of Columbia; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
His parents, four brothers and one sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, MO 65205.
Randolph T. Galbreath
Randolph Travis Galbreath died Monday, May 13, 2002, at Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton. He was 46.
Born in Fulton, he was the son of James W. and Henrietta Holmes Galbreath.
He is survived by his mother, Henrietta Galbreath of Fulton; five sisters, Sharron A. Kelly of Columbia, Barbara J. Logan, Peggy S. Pemberton, Sandra K. Griffen and Bettye L. Drivers all of Jefferson City; five brothers, James Galbreath Jr. and Tony Galbreath both of Fulton, Fred Galbreath of Little Rock, Ark., Don Galbreath of Jefferson City and Jack Galbreath of Evanston, Ill.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
His father and one brother died earlier.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Henry Brewer, will be held today at the Warren Funeral Chapel, 107 W. Sixth St. in Fulton.
Burial will be at Southside Cemetery in Fulton.
Susan Lee Conner
Susan Lee Conner died Friday, May 10, 2002, at Fayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fayette. She was 94.
"She was closer than close to most people," Sara Cowans said. Cowans and Laurlee Vaughn of San Diego shared a special relationship with Mrs. Conner. She was around the two since their early childhood and they were "kind of tucked under her wing," Cowans said.
Born Oct. 29, 1907, to Amos and Susan Key, she married Col. Thornton Conner, who died earlier.
She sang in the choir and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for many years. Her other interests included crotchet and embroidery.
Cowans said she will remember her for "the thoughtfulness in her face and her kind heart."
She is survived by a niece, Vera Ocrey of Kansas City; two nephews, George Holman of Kansas City and G.T. Holman of Albuquerque, N.M.; a great niece, Ava Mack of Kansas City; and other nieces and nephews. She is also survived by special friends Mary E. Chenoweth and Lucille Howell both of Fayette.
In addition to her husband, a sister and a nephew died earlier.
Visitation will start at 10 a.m. today at Carr-Yager Funeral Home in Fayette and will go until services at 1 p.m. Pastor Cherryll Doughty will conduct the services. Burial will be in Fayette City Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Fayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center's Resident Care Fund, 501 S. Park Ave., Fayette, MO 65248 or to St. Paul United Methodist Church in care of Carr-Yager Funeral Home, 204 N. Linn St., Fayette, MO 65248.
Martha Crump of Ashland died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Ashland Healthcare. She was 96.
Mrs. Crump was born Sept. 13, 1905, to Lute and Maude Beach Christian in Ashland. She married Gordon Crump on Aug. 31, 1946. She was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Paul Larimore, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home, 601 N. Henry Clay Blvd. in Ashland. Burial will be at New Salem Cemetery in Ashland.
Her husband and two brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to New Salem Baptist Church, 12721 S. Hwy 63, Ashland, MO 65010
Francis 'Jim' Flood
Francis J. "Jim" Flood of Columbia died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at his home. He was 77.
Mr. Flood was born March 17, 1925, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to James Francis and Jane McQuaid Flood.
Mr. Flood married Beatrice Jane Davis on April 2, 1948. They divorced in 1968. He married Ruth Mitchell on Aug. 9, 1971, in Columbia.
When he was 16, Mr. Flood graduated from Vincentian Institute in Albany, N.Y., and enrolled at Albany State Teachers College. He later attended Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.
He joined the Navy at age 18 and received more education at Oklahoma State University at Stillwater. He became an electronic technician's mate first class. He served in the Pacific Theater and was honorably discharged in 1946.
Mr. Flood returned to Albany and received a bachelor's degree from Siena and a master's degree in library science from Albany. Mr. Flood then attended the University of Michigan, where he received two more master's degrees, in Latin and library science.
Mr. Flood was a member of MU's faculty from 1951 until his retirement in 1990. He was an associate professor emeritus of library science and served as department chairman and acting dean.
Mr. Flood was an active member of the Alzheimer's Association and alumni organizations.
Visitation will be at noon today at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Bart Larson, will follow at 1 p.m.
Mr. Flood is survived by three sons, James Flood of Dallas, John Flood of Columbia and William Flood of the Philippines; three daughters, Phyllis Flood Knerr of Haddonfield, N.J., Elizabeth Crosby of Kingdom City and Margaret Garrett of Lenexa, Kan.; one stepdaughter, Suzanne Roos of Baltimore; one sister, Maureen Lavris of Elmira, N.Y.; and ten grandchildren.
His second wife died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Missouri River Hospice/Optioncare, 3210 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65202 or MU's library science programs, 225 University Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. 65211.
Florence Irene Henry of Columbia died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at South Hampton Place. She was 96.
Mrs. Henry was born Oct. 18, 1905 in Audrain County to Robert Henry and Nannie Frances Eaton Brooks. She was married to Rolla Benton Henry in St. Louis on June 24, 1924. They lived most of their lives in Montgomery City.
Mrs. Henry worked in several nursing homes. She was a member of the First United Methodist-Presbyterian Church of Montgomery City. She was active with many church activities, including the quilters. Mrs. Henry loved gardening and quilting.
Mrs. Henry is survived by one son, Robert Wayne Henry of Centralia; one daughter, LaDonna Justice, of Columbia; a son-in-law, Juan Manuel of St. Louis; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Her husband, daughter, brother, sisterand one great-grandchild died earlier.
Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. today at Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road in Montgomery City. Services, conducted by the Rev. Jim Slagg, will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, north of Montgomery City.
Memorials can be sent to Sunrise Memorial Gardens or the American Cancer Society, care of Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, Mo. 63361.
George William Rice
George William Rice of Columbia died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at his home. He was 61.
Mr. Rice, a trucker for MFA Exchange for 32 years, lived in Boone County all his life. He was born July 30, 1940, in Boone County to George Homer and Eva Mae Wyman Rice.
On May 17, 1985, Mr. Rice married Suzan Miller. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Visitation for Mr. Rice will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services, conducted by the Rev. Martin Miller, will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery in Columbia.
Mr. Rice is survived by his wife of Columbia; a son, Randy Dale Rice of Columbia; a stepson, Anthony Mackey of Troy, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Natashia Mackey of Columbia; a sister, Thelma Baker of Columbia; two brothers, Lonnie Rice and Wayne Rice, both of Columbia; and three grandchildren.
His parents and one son died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203; or Missouri River Hospice, 1032 Bluff Creek, Columbia, MO 65201.
Lee Irvin Fowler
Lee Irvin Fowler of Boonville died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Truman Veterans Hospital. He was 69.
Mr. Fowler was born July 15, 1932, in Boonville to Elmer and Katherine Gilbert Fowler. He spent much of his childhood in Boonville on a golf course, working as a caddy with the rest of his siblings. He was a pretty good golf player, said his brother Carl Fowler.
Mr. Fowler enjoyed all kinds of sports. He played football, golf and basketball while a student at Boonville High School and then played basketball for MU, where he earned degrees in education and business.
Mr. Fowler also enjoyed traveling. He traveled all over the Midwest as a sales representative for General Motors and JC Penney. He lived in Dallas, St. Louis and Kansas City, but preferred warmer climates and took many trips to California.
He was a big talker, his brother said, who loved a good conversation with friends.
"Lee had a lot of friends," said Carl Fowler. "He was a real likable guy. If Lee said he would do something, it always got done."
Mr. Fowler's body was cremated. Services, conducted by the Rev. Dan Faust, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church, 407 E. Spring St. in Boonville.
Mr. Fowler is survived by two brothers, Carl Fowler of Lee's Summit and Jerry Fowler of Marshall; one sister, Jean Lickteig of Kansas City, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.
Three brothers and one sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church, 407 E. Spring St., Boonville, MO 65255.
Qicheng Hu of Columbia died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at University Hospital. He was 53.
Mr. Hu was born in China on Sept. 16, 1948, to Pengfei Hu and Jizhuang Qi. On Aug. 1, 1981, he married Heping Gong in China. He had worked as a research assistant at MU's Dalton Research Center since Dec. 15, 1989.
Mr. Hu is survived by his parents, who live in China; his wife of Columbia; a son, Dan Hu of Columbia; a daughter, Xinfeng Hu of Columbia; four brothers, Peicheng Hu, Chengcheng Hu, Qingcheng Hu and Dongcheng Hu, all of China; and three sisters, Leyong Hu and Jiayoung Hu, both of China, and Qiyong Hu of St. Louis.
Services, conducted by the Rev. Billy Ko, were Friday at Memorial Funeral Home.
Memorials can be sent to Columbia Chinese Christian Church, 3316 Rock Quarry Road, Columbia, MO 65203.
In her 43 years, Denise Stone lived life to the fullest every day, family members said. Ms. Stone died Thursday, May 9, 2002, after a kayaking accident on Hinkson Creek.
She will be remembered as an avid athlete who climbed mountains, played basketball and bicycled. Her aunt Elberta Shimp said sports were Ms. Stone's life.
"Well, that was just it - sports. She played sports of all kinds," Shimp said.
Her aunt said that several years ago, Ms. Stone climbed Mount Baker in Washington state.
Shimp's husband, Fred, said that not only was Ms. Stone a gifted athlete, she was extraordinarily funny.
"She had a great sense of humor. She could almost have been a stand-up comedian," Fred Shimp said.
He said simple things she did made her family laugh. He said even if all she did was open a door, she could make it humorous.
Her combination of physical strength and a kind, fun-spirited heart made her career seem an obvious choice to her family. Ms. Stone worked as a physical therapist at the Wellaware-Boone Hospital Center. Her family said she loved her job and was good at it. Ms. Stone had also worked for several years at Lenoir Retirement Community, helping the tenants with physical therapy and daily activities.
"Giving - that is a great way to describe her," Fred Shimp said.
Ms. Stone was born Dec. 9, 1958, in Bloomfield, Iowa, to Darrel and Yvonne Perkinson Stone. She was a 1977 graduate of Macon R-1 High School. She earned her bachelor's degree from Northeast Missouri State University and her master's degree from MU. She was a member of First Christian Church.
Ms. Stone will be buried at Hams Prairie Cemetery south of Fulton. She will be beside her grandmother, who died three years ago, and among the two generations of family members also buried there.
"Family and friends were very important to her. She just had hosts of friends," Elberta Shimp said. "She will be missed by many people."
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Carney-Armstrong Funeral Chapel in Macon. Services, conducted by the Rev. Phillip Nevius, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel.
Ms. Stone is survived by her parents and three sisters, Jaci Stone of Independence, Andrea Stone of Gladstone and Michelle Waller of Fulton. Her grandparents died earlier.
Carolyn L. Hobart
Carolyn Lou Hobart loved to visit places such as Disney World and Six Flags to enjoy the rides. It was one of the ways she could express her youthful nature, for she was a kid at heart, her family said.
Mrs. Hobart of Columbia died Monday, May 6, 2002, at her home. She was 54. Mrs. Hobart was born Jan. 9, 1948, in Columbia to George Preston Cornell and Helen Francis Martin Cornell.
She graduated from Hickman High School in 1966 and attended Columbia College, where she earned her associate's degree. On June 30, 1968, she married Carl "Skip" Hobart.
One of Mrs. Hobart's first loves in life was children. She ran a home day care, "Carolyn's Crowd," for 33 years. She also was a Sunday School teacher at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.
"She spent her whole life around kids," Carl Hobart said. "She wanted to do all she could for them."
Mrs. Hobart had two daughters of her own and gave them all her time, attention and love, he said.
"She was about the best wife and mother she could be. She raised our daughters the best she knew how," Carl Hobart said.
He said his wife was always doing things for other people.
"She was a real good person and a very caring person," he said. "She would do whatever for somebody if it would help them."
Mrs. Hobart also loved to travel. Carl Hobart said she enjoyed seeing new places and visiting her grandchildren.
"She lived a full life," he said.
Memorial services for Mrs. Hobart will be 4 p.m. today at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, Seventh Street and Wilkes Boulevard. The Rev. Mike Keith will officiate.
Mrs. Hobart's survivors include her husband, Carl Hobart of Columbia; two brothers, Gene Cornell of Warrenton and Ronald Cornell of Denton, Texas; two daughters, Cindi Fuda of Goose Creek, S.C., and Cathy Toensing of Warner Robins, Ga.; two grandchildren, Ashley Caroline Fuda and Jack Carlton Toensing; six nieces; and six nephews.
Her parents and sister died earlier.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Carolyn Hobart Foundation, c/o Boone County National Bank, P.O. Box 678, 720 Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Myrtle L. Lee
Myrtle L. Lee of Hallsville died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at University Hospital and Clinics. She was 78.
Mrs. Lee was born Dec. 29, 1923, in Woodlandville to William L. Ray and Mattie Wyatt Ray. On Aug. 28, 1945, she married Alfred Lee in Columbia.
Mrs. Lee was a Baptist and a member of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Lee drowned in a private lake near Hinton after the boat she and her husband were fishing out of capsized.
Visitation for Mrs. Lee will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Services, conducted by the Rev. Rodney Albert, will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Lee will be entombed in Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Mrs. Lee is survived her husband, of Hallsville; two sons, Steve Lee of Sturgeon and Arthur Lee of Columbia; a daughter, Brenda Feeney of Atlanta; a sister, Mary Lou Perkins of Lake of the Ozarks; a brother, Pat Ray of Albuquerque, N.M.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Three sisters and three brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 1316 Parkade Blvd., Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Ravone Wilkerson of Columbia died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Lenoir Health Care Center. She was 82.
Mrs. Wilkerson was born Sept. 5, 1919, in Moreland, Okla., to Reed and Grace Coldiron. On Dec. 24, 1943, she married Hardin E. "Wilkie" Wilkerson in Enid, Okla., and her first teaching experience was in Enid. She graduated from Oklahoma State University and later earned a master's degree from Phillips University and a counselor's certificate from Southern Methodist University. She served as a teacher and counselor for many years in the Dallas Independent School District. She also served as a supervisor of student teaching at MU.
Mrs. Wilkerson was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma; Chapter IT of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, which promotes women's education; the Eloise Hathman Circle of King's Daughters; and First Christian Church, where she was in the Hannah Jones Group of Christian Women's Fellowship. She was also a 50-year member of the order of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Wilkerson is survived by her husband.
Her parents and a sister died earlier.
Services were held Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, and burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials can be sent to First Christian Church, 101 N. Tenth St., Columbia, Mo. 65201 or Lenoir Health Care Center, 3300 New Haven Road, Columbia, Mo. 65201.