Miscellaneous Audrain County, Missouri Obituaries


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Nell May Cash
Nell May Cash, age 95 of Mexico, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Audrain Medical Center, Mexico.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at Arnold Funeral Home with Eric Stevens officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation is from noon until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Cash was born March 26, 1907 in Monroe County on the family farm, the daughter of Roy and Orpha Simons Donaldson.
She was a nurse and beautician, and had worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Hannibal and Audrain Medical Center in Mexico. She was a member of Kentucky Road Christian Church. Nell loved her church, spending time with her family, playing cards, and family dinners.
Survivors include three brothers, Walter Donaldson and Elmer Donaldson and his wife, Marge, all of Mexico, and Frank Donaldson and his wife, Nadine, of Yukka Valley, Calif.; and one sister Edna Sheldon of Bakersfield, Calif.; a son-in-law, Wayne Barrett and daughter-in-law, Nan Wisely.
She loved her 12 nieces and nephews, 18 great-nieces and nephews, and one great-great-niece.
She was preceded in death by her son, Dr. Dan Wisely, Jr.; one daughter, Ruth Barrett; one brother, Cy Donaldson; and two sisters, Mary Wilkerson and Fay Donaldson.
Memorials are suggested to the Kentucky Road Christian Church.

Audrey L. Rutliff
Audrey L. Rutliff, 75, of Mexico, died at 6:25 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico.
Visitation will be from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday at Pickering Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Locke Cemetery in Mike, Mo., near Marceline.
Mrs. Rutliff was born on Oct. 25, 1926, in Brunswick, a daughter of John and Ilah Young Fletcher. On Oct. 9, 1946, in Mountain Home, Ark., she married Omer L. Rutliff, who died on Sept. 9, 2002. She was a graduate of Marceline High School and worked for several printing companies. She was last employed by the Fireside Guard in Centralia.
She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Tellman and her husband Mike, Towanda, Ill., Sharon Haskell and her husband Ben, Centralia; four grandchildren, Scott Tellman and his wife Karen, Aurora, Ill.; Travis Haskell and his wife Sally Jo, Centralia, Michelle Mosbach and her husband James, East Peoria, Ill.; and Jason Haskell and his wife Sara, Centralia; 5 great grandsons and two sisters, Donna Morris and her husband Frank, El Dorado, Mo., and Joan Mataya and her husband Fred of Arizona.
In addition to her husband, her parents and one sister preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Kentucky Road Christian Church where she was a member, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Glen Wohlbold
Glen Lee Wohlbold, 65 of Wellsville, died at 1:15 p.m. Sept. 26, 2002 at Mexico Manor, Mexico. He had entered Mexico Manor on Jan. 7, 2002.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Martinsburg Community Church, Martinsburg, with the Rev. Mary Scheffler officiating. Burial will be in Laddonia Cemetery, Laddonia. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at Myers Funeral Home, Wellsville.
Mr. Wohlbold was born Dec. 8 1936 in Cedar Hill, the son of Dorse Wohlbold and Margaret Matilda King Wohlbold.
He had lived in Wellsville since 1961 and Cedar Hill from 1936-1961. He was a self-employed farmer all his life. He was a member of the Martinsburg Community Church, Martinsburg, where he also served as a board member and charter member of the Wellsville-Middletown Young Farmers. He held most all of the offices of both organizations.
Survivors include his mother, Margaret M. Wohlbold, Mexico; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Linda Wohlbold, Wellsville, and Paul and Josie Wohlbold, Cadet; nieces, nephews and spouses, Darin and Christy Wohlbold, Columbia, Dana and David Heim, Columbia, Diane Wohlbold, DeSota, and Jeff Wohlbold, St. Charles; three great nephews, Sam and Nicholas Wohlbold, Columbia, and Nathan Heim, Columbia.
He was preceded in death by his father and two nephews, Kenny and Greg Wohlbold.
Memorials are suggested to the Martinsburg Community Church or the Alzheimer's Association.

Daniel Davis
MONTGOMERY CITY - Funeral services for Daniel L. Davis, 40, of Mineola, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, at the Mount Horeb Church near Williamsburg. Burial will be in the Mount Horeb Cemetery.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Mr. Davis died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002.
Schlanker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jess Tolman Graham, age 17 of Mexico, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002 at his home after a long illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Mexico United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dale Stone officiating. Burial will be in the Hazelwood Cemetery in Springfield on Monday Dec. 2 at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends after the service at the church fellowship hall on Sunday.
Jess was born Nov. 12, 1985 in Joplin, the son of Jim and Christy Graham.
He attended the Tri-County Cerebral Palsy Center for eight years. In 1994, the family moved to Mexico. He then attended the Delmar Cobble State School in Columbia. Due to health concerns, Jess began to receive his educational instructions at Harvey House Group Home in Mexico.
Survivors include his parents, Jim and Christy Graham of Mexico; his younger sister, Haley; his grandparents, George and Sibyl Graham of Nevada, Mo.; aunts and uncles, Bill and Sherri Graham, Platte City, Bob and Kathi Graham, Greenwood and Jane Ann and Terry Hancock, Nevada.
Jess is also survived by many great aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Audrain County Special Olympics or Harvey House, c/o Audrain Handicap Services, 308 E. Jackson, Mexico, MO 65265 or the Mexico United Methodist Church, 122 E. Promenade, Mexico, MO 65265.
Arnold Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James R. Winkelman, Sr., age 76 of Martinsburg, died at 1:12 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at his daughter's home in Benton City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg with Fr. Wayne Boyer officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Arnold Funeral Home in Martinsburg. A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m.
Mr. Winkelman was born March 14, 1926 in Steadman, the son of August (Gus) and Christine (Scholten) Winkelman.
He married Anna M. Zimmermann on May 10, 1947 in Hermann. She preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 1995.
Mr. Winkelman worked in the Loading Department at A.P. Greens for 38 years, retiring in February 1989. He was in the Army. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and in the VFW.
Survivors include five sons, James Winkelman, Jr. and wife, Marie, Martinsburg, Dennis Winkelman and Michael Winkelman, both of Benton City, Kevin Winkelman and wife, Kathy, Martinsburg, and Steve Winkelman and wife, Celeste, of Benton City; one daughter, Denise Barker and husband, Samuel, Benton City; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Rudy Winkelman of Hermann.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Leroy.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Julia Wilson, 84, a former Audrain County resident, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002.
A funeral Mass was held Nov. 18 at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Beaverton, Ore.

MONTGOMERY CITY - Sheron Dettenwanger, 63, of Montgomery City, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. 
Funeral arrangements are pending at Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City.

Larry W. Dilts, age 59 of Clark, died on Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at 8 p.m. at the Boone Hospital Center.
Funeral services will be on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Smith officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Dilts was born on Nov. 29, 1940 in Thompson to Dorsey W. and Anna Pearl Guffey Dilts.
On Feb. 3, 1963, he married LuVada M. O'Banion in Mexico.
He was a press operator and also raised horses and mules. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mexico.
Survivors include his wife, LuVada Dilts; one son, Greg Dilts of Clark; three daughters, JoAnna Smith of Mexico, Marline Gipson and Donna Brooks, both of Fulton; eight grandchildren; and two sisters, Gloria Evans and Doris Alton, both of Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Larry Ray Dilts; one sister, Beatrice Goff; and a nephew, Raymond Foster.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

NEW FLORENCE - Richard David Fischer,76, of Middletown, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Stribling House in Mexico.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Baker-Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home in New Florence with burial in the Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery near Bluffton.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Alan Howdeshell
James Alan Howdeshell, 39, of Des Moines, Iowa, formally of Vandalia died Oct. 15, 2001 at his home. Funeral services for Mr. Howdeshell will be held Friday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Holt Funeral Home in Vandalia. Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Holt Funeral Home in Vandalia. Burial will be in the Vandalia City Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Bill Hollis. Mrs. Helen Giltner will be playing the organ.
Mr. Howdeshell was born June 5, 1962, the son of Jim and Virginia Howdeshell. On Aug. 30, 1986 in Nebraska he married Sheila Mae Meyer and from that union one son, Timothy Alan Howdeshell of Des Moines. Also surviving are his parents; one brother, David Howdeshell of Vandalia; one sister, Rita Howdeshell of Houston, Texas; two nieces, Amber and Crystal Howdeshell; two grandmothers, Lucille Browning of Laddonia and Mable Eskew of Vandalia; and several aunts and uncles.
Mr. Howdeshell lived in the Vandalia area most of his life before moving to Des Moines, where he was self-employed in steel construction and repair for 10 years.

Mary Agnes Sell
Mary Agnes Sell, 67 of Mexico, died at 11:34 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2002 at the Pin Oaks Nursing Home in Mexico, where she has been a resident since 1983.
Miss Sell was born on June 9, 1934 near Fort Scott, Kan. to Willie Bradley and Opal Revilla Wilkins Sell.
She is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Eunice (Bill) Trindle of Tecumseh, Okla., Esther Beecham of Kansas City, Kan., Grace Pennell of Columbia, Mrs. Jean (John) Trindle of Hazelton, Kan., and Mrs. Ruth (Fred) Davis of Paris; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Miss Sell professed faith in Jesus Christ in her youth and this faith she kept throughout her life.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at Agnew Funeral Home in Paris, with Marjorie Miller and Joy Widel officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Ralph O. Safford
Ralph O. Safford, 78, of Mexico, died at 8:02 a.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the Missouri Veterans Home where he had resided for the last seven years.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 30, at 11 a.m. at Pickering Funeral Home with Fr. Alan Stetz officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Grand View Cemetery in Hannibal.
Mr. Safford was born on Dec. 17, 1923, in Terre Haute, Indiana, a son of Carl Anthony Sr. and Myrtle Jackson Safford. From the age of nine, he was raised by his father and stepmother, Muriel Oglesby Safford, who survives in Columbia. He was a graduate of Hannibal High School in 1941.
He served in the Army Air Corps for five years during World War II, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a radio operator and navigator on a B-25. He was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church, Mexico, and American Legion Post 1000, Jefferson City. When he returned from the service, Mr. Safford worked for Safford Shoes, a family business, from 1946 until 1954. He then graduated from St. Benedict's College in Atchison, Kansas, and taught Latin and English in Belton, Missouri for 24 years, retiring in 1984. He also worked in Security for Mobil Oil Co. As a hobby, he made violins.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Safford's survivors include a brother, Carl A. Safford Jr., and his wife Mildred, Mexico; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Strain, Laguna Woods, California; nephews Dan, Steve and Monte Safford, Mexico, and niece Cathy Safford, Kansas City, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews in both Missouri and California.
His father and birth mother preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorial gifts be given to the Residents' fund at the Missouri Veterans Home.

Louise Smith
Louise Smith, age 92 of rural Santa Fe died Tuesday, evening, May 28, 2002, at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at the South Fork Presbyterian Church; interment will be in South Fork Cemetery. The Rev. John Grimmett will officiate. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Agnew Funeral Home in Paris.
Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 30, 1909 to Charles and Blanche Poage of rural Santa Fe. She was a graduate of Perry High School and attended Kirksville Teacher's College. She taught school for three years at South Fork School. On June 7, 1931, she married Fred Smith who preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1972. She was an active member and Elder of the South Fork Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her son, Charles Donald and wife, Wanda Smith, of Mexico; and daughter, Maxine Adams of rural Santa Fe. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Dianne and husband, Pat Maguire of Mexico, Donna and husband, Steve Velsor, of Alton, Ill., and Larry Dean and wife, Sadie Adams, of rural Santa Fe; six great-grandchildren, Jenny and Matthew Maguire, Andy, Sarah and David Velsor and Steven Adams.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and brother, Stanley Poage; and sisters, Esther Inlow and Lonabe Erdel.
The family suggests memorial gifts be given to the South Fork Presbyterian Church.

Artie S. Baugh
Artie S. Baugh, age 87 years of Hallsville, died at his home, May 27, 2002.
He was born March 14, 1915 at Bellflower, the son of Thomas J. and Ida Ramsey Baugh.
On Sept. 15, 1940 he was married in Hallsville, to Grace Rumbaugh and she preceded him in death March 3, 2000.
Survivors include two daughters, Artie Sue Long, Moberly, and Judith A. Roberts, Hallsville; one son, Thomas C. Baugh and his wife, Cecilia, Hallsville; seven grandchildren, Kristina Sapp, Ashland, Deanna Rowland, Hallsville, Scott Baugh, Centralia, Andrew Baugh, Pristina, Kosovo, Aaron Baugh, Marc Long and Matt Long, all of Hallsville; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Irmalee Thomas, Little Rock, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Omar Baugh, T.J. Baugh, Evan Baugh and an infant brother.
Mr. Baugh enjoyed 65 years of farming.
He attended the University of Missouri, Columbia more than 12 years.
His membership was at the Red Top Christian Church where he served as an Elder and currently an honorary Elder.
He was a member of the Agriculture Stabilization Conservation Services, instrumental in the reorganization of the Hallsville elementary schools, served on the board of education more than 12 years and a charter member of Water District No. 4.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30 at Red Top Christian Church, Hallsville, with the Rev. Bill Ryan, Columbia, officiating. Interment will be in Red Top Christian Church Cemetery, Hallsville. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening, May 29 at Fenton Funeral Chapel, Centralia. 
The family suggests memorials to The Baugh Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Boone County National Bank, 105 Route B, Hallsville, MO 65255.
Grandsons serving as pallbearers are Marc Long, Matt Long, Scott Baugh, Aaron Baugh, Joe Rowland and Scott Sapp.
Honorary pallbearer is Andrew Baugh, a grandson.

Mark A. Hanley
Mark A. Hanley, age 74 of Mexico, died at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Audrain Medical Center.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Brendan Catholic Church. The family will receive friends immediately after the service at the church.
Mr. Hanley was born Feb. 17, 1928 in Gary, Ind., the son of Mark R. and Mary G. (deMacedo) Hanley.
He married Erna Gertrude Busse on Sept. 23, 1948 in Germany. She preceded him in death on Aug. 29, 1992.
He was a retired deputy sheriff and served in the Army Air Corp 1946-1948. He was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church.
Survivors include two sons, Pat Hanley, Mexico, and Bill Hanley, Lees Summit; one daughter, Erna Emerick, O'Fallon; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Ray Hanley, St. Louis; and one sister, Peggy Schlobohm, Goshen, Ind.
Memorials are suggested to D.A.R.E., 1100 Littleby Rd. Mexico, MO 65265.
Arnold Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

'Jack' Phillips Jr.
Gerald W. "Jack" Phillips Jr., 66 of Mexico, died today, Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Moberly Regional Hospital.
Funeral services pending at Arnold Funeral Home.

Beatrice Garland
Beatrice Garland, 101, of Jonesburg, passed away on March 29, 2003 at the Jonesburg Nursing and Care Center.
Mrs. Garland was born on Feb. 14, 1902 to August and Grace (Wright) Kaiser. She was the oldest of five children. She married Glen Garland on July 12, 1925 to which two children were born, Mary White and Glen Garland.
She lived most of her life in Jonesburg. She loved her family, having lots of family gathering for which she cooked and baked. She was a sweet giving person, volunteering at the Senior Center and Nursing Home. She taught school, was a nurse and had many other jobs in her lifetime. She worked, loved and lived life to the fullest. She is so loved and will be missed by all.
Mrs. Garland is survived by her daughter, Mary White; one son, Glen Garland and his wife, Dorothy, all of Jonesburg; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews and friends also survive.
Her husband, Glen, her parents, one granddaughter, one grandson, one sister and three brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3, at the Harding Funeral Home in Jonesburg with visitation being held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Jonesburg City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Cemetery in care of the Harding Funeral Home, P.O. Box 186, Jonesburg, MO 63351.

Leona M. Garrett
Leona Marie Garrett, age 74 years of Centralia, died unexpectedly March 29, 2003 at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia.
She was born Aug. 18, 1928 at Green Ridge, the daughter of Robert E. and Rosa McKenzie Tilton.
On Aug. 18, 1945 she was married in Columbia to Walter Garrett and he survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Stephen Lee Garrett, Centralia, and Gale Garrett, Columbia; one daughter, Kathryn Higgins and her husband, Tom, Centralia; two grandchildren, Shannon Garrett, Columbia, and Denise Michelle Garrett, Kansas City; two great-grandchildren, Samanatha Jade Garrett and Abbigale Marie Garrett, both of Columbia.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Robert Edward Tilton and Leonard O. Tilton.
She was a graduate of Centralia High School with the class of 1945. Mrs. Garrett worked at the MFA Soybean Plant, Mexico, from 1952 to 1959. She was a Real Estate Broker, owned and operated, Mid-State Realty in Centralia from 1968 to 1989. She has been the manager of Sunset Gardens Apartment Complex in Centralia since 1981. Leona participated in the Sunset Gardens activities. 
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Fenton Funeral Chapel, Centralia. Officiating will be R. Michael Perry, Pastor, Washington Christian Church, Lebanon. Interment will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens, Centralia. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening, March 31, at Fenton Funeral Chapel, Centralia.
Pallbearers will be John Hayden, William Hayden, Robert Henry, Thomas W. Patton, Donnie Tilton and Kenny Tilton.

James (Jimmie) Dewayne Williams
James (Jimmie) Dewayne Williams of High Hill, passed away at his home on Friday, March 28, 2003 at the age of 58.
Jimmie was born in Nebraska to James and Goldie (Luckett) Williams on June 29, 1944. Jimmie worked at Kaminski's Furniture Store for approximately 10 years.
Jimmie is survived by his stepmother, Dorothy Williams of Mexico; two children, Roger Roberts and Robert Timbrook of Mexico and two children from a previous marriage. He is also survived by two sisters, Kay Butler of High Hill and Lola Griffith of Hannibal; one brother, Shorty Robbins of Laddonia, Elizabeth Williams of Mexico and two grandchildren, Forrest and Sonny Roberts of Mexico.
His parents; one son, Jamie Rendel Williams; one brother, Earl Williams; and one brother-in-law, Leonard Cossey, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday April 2, at Harding Funeral Home in Jonesburg. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the funeral home. Interment will be held in Centralia at the Glendale Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family in care of the Harding Funeral Home, P.O. Box 186, Jonesburg, MO 63351.

Marjorie P. O'Blennis
Marjorie P. O'Blennis, 82, of Shamong, passed away Sunday at home.
Born in Early, Iowa, she was a former resident of Portland, Ore., Mexico, Mo., and most recently Shamong Twp., N.J. Mrs. O'Blennis was employed by Legal Services of Eastern Missouri for 15 years. Mrs. O'Blennis was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed traveling to different parts of the United States.
Daughter of the late James Franklin and Goldie Brown; wife of the late Robert C. O'Blennis; mother of the late Kevin O'Blennis, she is survived by five daughters and three sons-in-law, Mary Margaret and Robert Stemper of Saxeville, Wis., Mary Kathleen O'Blennis and William Dannevik of Livermore, Calif., Mary Jo O'Blennis of Portland, Ore., Mary Elizabeth Rapp of St. Louis, Mary Alice O'Blennis and Scott Diestelkamp of Shamong, N.J.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert "Butch" and Jene O'Blennis of Kirkwood, Patrick and Marilyn O'Blennis of Columbia and James and Fran O'Blennis of Dodge Center, Minn.; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mathis Funeral Home, 58 N. Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055.
Memorial contributions may be made in Marjorie's memory to the Pin Oak Cemetery Association in care of Barb Layre, 2927 Highway P, Wentzville, MO 63385.

Patricia Susan Balwanz
Patricia Susan Balwanz, age 29 of Kansas City, died on March 29, 2003 at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the Farber Presbyterian Church, Farber, Farber Mo., with visitation to follow.
Memorial contributions are suggested by the family to the Ribbons of Pink Foundation, the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation or Farber and Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Churches.
Patricia Susan Balwanz was born March 4, 1974 in Pittsburg, Pa., to Bob and Linda Balwanz. Graduating from David H. Hickman High School, Columbia, in 1992, she went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Southwest Missouri State University in 1996. In August 1998, Patti accepted a position at Accenture in Kansas City - where she worked at until her death, last holding the position of Senior Test Analyst.
Patti dedicated her energies to the development of leadership in young women. At SMSU, Patti was an active member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority holding numerous positions including chapter president. Fellow classmates, university administrators, and A·A national recognized Patti as an outstanding leader. After graduating from college, Patti worked as a National Leadership Consultant for A·A, and since 2000, Patti had served as a membership and ritual consultant for the Zeta Zeta Chapter at CMSU in Warrensburg.
Patti also enjoyed participating with the Accenture Team in the KC Corporate Challenge (an annual multi-sport athletic event).
Patti, 29, died at home on Saturday, March 29. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, H.G. Homes, Kansas City, and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Balwanz (Genevieve) of St. Joseph. She is survived by her parents, Rev. Dr. Robert and Mrs. Balwanz (Linda), Columbia; brother, David, Providence, R.I.; maternal grandmother, Mrs. H.G. Holmes (Wilma), Kansas City; and her many friends to whom she was very dear.

Erylene Carter
PARIS - Erylene Carter, 73, of Paris, died Friday, March 28, 2003, at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Agnew Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation is from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

MONTGOMERY CITY - Mary Julia Beabout, 75, of Montgomery City, died today, thursday, May 18, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Schlanker Funeral Home, Montgomery City.

Kenneth Ray Newsom, age 45, of Mexico died at 7:17 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at Arnold Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home from noon until time of service.
Mr. Newsom was born in Mexico on Sept. 12, 1954 to Darrell and Peggy Newsom.
He married JoAnn Thomas on Jan. 26, 1980 in Mexico. 
Mr. Newsom worked for A. P. Green's and had been a Mexico resident all of his life.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Newsom; his mother, Peggy Newsom; his father, Darrell and his wife Mary Jo Newsom; two sisters, Becky Peterson and Darnett Newsom; two brothers, Darrell Wayne Newsom, all of Mexico and Randy Newsom of St. Joseph; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Children's Therapy and Early Education School.

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