Dora Sophia Hein, 89, of Boonville died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at
Boone Hospital Center.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Clarks Fork
Trinity Lutheran Church in Cooper County, the Rev. Elmer Schiefer officiating.
Burial will be in Clarks Fork Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at William Wood Funeral Home in Boonville.
Anna E. Graves Manning, 78, of Summerfield, Fla., died Monday, Feb.
1, 1999, in Ocala, Fla.
Mary Catherine Holland, 91, of Boonville died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999,
at Ashley Manor Nursing Home.
Debra Lynne Koppenaal, 43, of Macon, Ga., died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999.
Services were held in Macon. Burial was in Oconee Hill Cemetery in
Mrs. Koppenaal was born Aug. 14, 1955, in Hannibal to Ken and Nancy
She married Gary Koppenaal, and he survives in Athens.
Alice Ann Naylor Koppenaal
Alice Ann Naylor Koppenaal of Columbia died Tuesday, April 27, 1999.
She was 74.
Mrs. Koppenaal was born June 2, 1924, in Topeka, Kan., to Bert and
Ione Naylor. She married William P. Koppenaal on March 18, 1950.
Mrs. Koppenaal worked as an engineering assistant for Allis-Chalmers
in Milwaukee, Wis., before raising her seven sons. Active in Round Table
and Girls Club, she also volunteered as a teacher's aide and foster grandparent
in the Parkway and Columbia school districts.
Mrs. Koppenaal was an avid sports fan. She loved the Green Bay Packers
and auto racing.
"People were amazed to see this little old lady rooting as hard as
everyone else," said her son, Brian Koppenaal.
Besides her love for sports, Mrs. Koppenaal also had a passion for
"She really loved her pets," Brian Koppenaal said. His mother owned
17 pets. Their names are Whiskers, Boggy, Pepper, Queenie, Hercamer Bernardo
Essex, Bosco, Dutchess, Rufus, Boris, Maynard, Jessie, Opie, Penny, Calli,
Blitzen, Kitty Whiskers and Blackie.
Visitation and services for Mrs. Koppenaal were Saturday.
Koppenaal is survived by seven sons, James Koppenaal, William Koppenaal
Jr., Keith Koppenaal and Warren Koppenaal, all of Columbia, Gary Koppenaal
of Athens, Ga., David Koppenaal of Richland, Wash., and Brian Koppenaal
of Chicago; and nine grandchildren.
Two sisters, one brother and a daughter died earlier.
Lura J. "Nita" Dannov, 65, of Columbia died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999,
at Columbia Regional Care Center.
Opal May Roberts, 94, of Columbia died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Boone
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Memorial Park
Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Keith officiating. Arrangements are under
the direction of Parker Funeral Service.
Richard A. Williams, 26, of Mexico died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, in Mexico.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Second Baptist
Church in Mexico with the Rev. T.L. Garner officiating. Burial will be
in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at
the church. Arrangements were made under the direction of Warren Funeral
Joyce Faye Richardson, 58, of Hartsburg died Saturday, July 8, 2000,
at Boone Hospital Center.
Finis "Perk" Perkins, 69, of Columbia died Saturday, July 8, at Boone
Clara Ruth Burwell, 61, of Columbia died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at Boone
Roy A. Craig, 83, of Columbia, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Columbia
Harry Pryor Moreau, 84, of Columbia, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at
South Hampton Place.
Leo Mullen, 41, of Lynden, Wash., died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, in Bellingham,
Betty Jane Henderson Hatton, 64, of Columbia died Saturday, Oct. 14,
2000, at University Hospital.
Dorothy Helen Haerle, 78, of Boonville died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000,
at Cooper County Memorial Hospital.
Mary Frances Wheeler, 87, of Columbia died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at
Barnes Extended Care in Clayton.
The Rev. Dr. Clifton William Kerr, 64, of St. Louis, formerly of Columbia,
died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at St. Louis University Hospital.
Bobby Richard Nichols, 72, of Ashland died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at
Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital.
Patrick Lee Mooney, 61, of Columbia died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Boone
Harold Anthony Ellebracht, 89, of Pilot Grove died Friday, Dec. 8,
2000, at Katy Manor Nursing Home.
Armin Arnold Nielsen, 83, of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000,
at Boone Hospital Center.
Edna C. Frierdich, 85, of Columbia died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Columbia
Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Annella Martha Branch Reid, 90, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in Columbia.
Lois I. Miller, 83, of Seneca, Mo., and formerly of Columbia, died
Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Alterra Garden in Tucson, Ariz.
Conard Price Nichols, 78, of Columbia died Thursday, April 5, 2001,
at Boone Hospital Center.
Andrew Anthony Malocznik, 92, of Ashland died Sunday, June 3, 2001,
at Ashland Healthcare.
Clayton H. Johnson III, 56, of California, Mo., died Monday, June 4,
2001, at his home.
Lawrence "Wayne" Hill
Lawrence "Wayne" Hill spent his life giving - in war and in peace and
in service to his country and his God.
"He was a great friend," said fellow volunteer Eugene Robl. "He was
a man of patience and love."
Mr. Hill died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at the Truman Veterans Hospital.
He was 81.
He was a family man and an active volunteer, said his wife, Lois Edna
Hill of Columbia. Gideons International was one organization to which he
gave his time.
"He would help hand out the Bibles at the university, and he replenished
the hotels," she said. "He helped with that a lot."
Mr. Hill volunteered at Truman Veterans Hospital for almost 20 years,
working more than 12,500 hours for veterans.
"He wanted to give back what was given to him," Robl said. "He was
a veteran, and he knew a lot of veterans who needed consolation."
Mr. Hill was also active in the Masonic Lodge for almost 50 years,
serving in several Missouri cities. In Columbia, he was a member of Twilight
Lodge 114, of A.F. and A.M., where he received KCCH Honors. He also was
a member of American Legion Post 202 and Community United Methodist Church
Mr. Hill was born Dec. 10, 1917, in Chillicothe to Hugh Virgil and
Lena Casel Waddle Hill. He graduated from Chillicothe public schools and
the Chillicothe Business College, where he majored in business administration
He married Lois Edna Ehman on Aug. 8, 1943, and they lived in Kansas
City, St. Louis and Cape Girardeau.
Mr. Hill also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South
Pacific. He later worked as a sales and office manager for television stations
and also as a real-estate broker.
Visitation for Mr. Hill will be at 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Funeral
Service, 22 N. Tenth St.
Services, conducted by the Revs. Susan Cox Johnson, Jay Ketchie, Eugene
Robl and Thomas Adams, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parker Funeral Service.
Mr. Hill was survived by his wife, Lois Hill of Columbia; one daughter,
Barbara Lynne Hill of Columbia; one son, Richard Lawrence Hill of Weslaco,
Texas; one brother, Carl Eugene Hill of Julian, Calif., and one sister,
Miriam Louise Stelplugh of Wheeling.
One brother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Gideons International, P.O. Box 7108, Columbia,
Opal Bergman of Columbia died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at Candlelight
Terrace Apartments. She was 91.
"She was a gracious person with a smile for folks," said the Rev. Robert
Hickman of Fairview United Methodist Church. She was an active member of
the church and a strong woman, he said.
Mrs. Bergman was involved with the church's organization for women
and "Flickering Flames," a senior adults program.
She was born on Oct. 29, 1907, to O.H. and Aurie Rankin Wilkerson.
She was a graduate of William Woods College and the University of Missouri.
She was also a volunteer at University Hospital. She was married to Albert
Visitation for Mrs. Bergman will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral
Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by Rev. Hickman, will
be at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
She is survived by her sister, Lois Wells of Grandview, and several
nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Her husband and one brother died earlier.
Mark Allen Welch
Mark Allen Welch of Moberly died February 4, 1999, in an automobile
accident while traveling home. He was 39.
Mr. Welch would help anybody in need, said his sister Rosie Poe of
"If you had a problem or something, he'd work on it," Poe said. "He
was just a helpful person and he'd do his best to help."
Mr. Welch was born on August 29, 1959 in Columbia to John C. and Beatrice
L. Calvert Welch and he attended Hallsville School. He enjoyed fishing,
especially for catfish.
Mr. Welch was particularly fond of Christmas because he got to see
the surprise on his children's faces when they opened their presents, Poe
said. "His kids were the most important thing to him. When he was around
them he did everything for them. He tried to be the typical dad." Services
for Mr. Welch will be 3 p.m., Monday at Oakland Cemetery, 2929 E. Oakland
Church Rd. in Columbia.
Mr. Welch is survived by his mother Beatrice Miller of Columbia; four
sisters, Denaise Dodson, Peggy Poe, Rosie Poe, all of Columbia and Dona
Sims of Sturgeon; one brother, John Welch; and four daughters, Amy Welch,
Angie Welch, Christina Welch, and Sandy Welch, all of Columbia.
His father and one sister died earlier.
Jane Esther Fleisher of Columbia died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999. She
was 62. Mrs. Fleisher was born July 22, 1936, in Philadelphia to Charles
and Belle Cooper. She married David Fleisher in 1985, and the couple moved
from Los Angeles to Columbia in 1991.
As a nurse in California and Columbia, Mrs. Fleisher went to great
lengths to ensure the many families she worked with raised strong and healthy
"She was a rather courageous lady," her husband said. "When we lived
in Los Angeles, she was working for Community Health Nursing. Her work
with maternal child care often took her into some dangerous neighborhoods
to reach families there. She had a real good heart. She was a true gift."
For the past several years, Mrs. Fleisher worked as a registered nurse
at the University Health Information Center.
"She really cared about parents and children," said Janet Hale, University
Health Information supervisor. "She was the one who suggested we get a
baby scale to help educate parents about proper nutrition. Jane took it
upon herself to help teach teen-age mothers child care." Mrs. Fleisher
was a master of Tai Chi and led classes in Columbia. Services, conducted
by Michael Fleisher, will be at 2 p.m. today at the home of David Fleisher,
7771 S. Hill Creek Road.
Mrs. Fleisher is survived by her husband; one son, Joseph Maso of Canoga
Park, Calif.; two daughters, Caron Murray of Santa Monica, Calif., and
Michele Tinsley of Saugus, Calif.; one stepson, Jeremy Fleisher of Manhattan
Beach, Calif.; one brother, George Cooper of Columbia; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association,
13180 Caroline Court, Elm Grove, Wis., 53122.
Raymond Easley could answer any question a person had about taxes.
The longtime Boone County collector even remembered where the law was written
in state statutes.
"The things people remember about him is that he always had an open
door," Pat Lensmeyer, current Boone County collector, said. "He never turned
anyone away if they had a tax question."
Raymond William Easley died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Boone Hospital
Center in Columbia. He was 81.
The friendship quilt that his oldest daughter, Susan, pieced together
for his 80th birthday will be on display during the visitation today. His
wife, Helen Sapp, said it has 63 squares that represent relationships with
his friends and family.
One square has a friend's campaign bumper sticker painted on it and
one shows a picture of the Easley Store, his family's business.
Mr. Easley was the Boone County collector for 28 years, and was a longtime
Democrat. At one time, he was the Cedar Township committeeman for the Democratic
Mr. Easley was also a devout fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. Sapp said
he had memorabilia - a keychain, two coffee mugs and pictures - of his
favorite player, Mark McGwire.
"He was a great supporter of the St. Louis Cardinals," Sapp said. "They
may not have known it, but he sure did."
Sapp said her husband had a "fascination" with trains because they
reminded him of his hometown, an old railroad depot.
"We went to as many Cardinal games as we could, and to get to the ballgames,
we would always ride Amtrak," Sapp said.
A highlight of 1998 was a trip on Amtrak to Raleigh, N.C., through
Washington, D.C., to visit his daughter Debbie.
George Harris, a friend who worked with him on the Boone County Fair
Board, said Mr. Easley did a good job of thinking and planning events.
"His dedication to the people and the youth of Boone County was one
of his outstanding features," Harris said.
Kay Murray, Boone County treasurer, met him in 1967 when they both
started working in government. She said Mr. Easley was "methodical" and
that he kept careful track of all money going in and out of the office.
"You could set your clock by Raymond," she said. "He got his hair cut
on the same day at the same place. He was just a good, honest, down-to-earth
Lensmeyer said he needs to be remembered as the first county collector
to start notifying lien holders of property that was about to be sold.
"Now pretty much every collector in the state does it," she said.
Mr. Easley was born Nov. 17, 1917, in Easley, Mo., to Frank and Nina
Easley. The town was named after his grandparents because they owned the
He served in the Air Force from January 1942 to April 1946. When he
returned from the war, he operated the Easley Store.
He was president of the Rock Bridge school board and a member of the
Boone County Fair Board, a member of the Rock Bridge PTA, Muleskinners,
Optimist Club, Masonic Lodge of Ashland No. 156, the Veterans of Foreign
Wars and the Shriners. He was inducted into the Columbia Bowling Hall of
Fame in 1974.
Mr. Easley's wife of 47 years, Amy Trosvig Easley, and his brother,
Roy Edward Easley, died earlier.
His second wife, Helen Sapp, survives.
Mr. Easley is also survived by a cousin, Opal "Pat" Rippeto of Easley;
three daughters, Susan Easley Fischer of Dallas, DeeDee Morris of Columbia
and Deborah Easley of Raleigh, N.C.; four grandsons and two great-grandsons.
Visitation will be at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St., from
5 to 9 p.m. today. There will be a Masons service at 7 p.m. Services will
be at Nashville Baptist Church, Route N Nashville Church Road, at 2 p.m.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 1316 Parkade
Blvd., Columbia, Mo., 65201.
William L. Brightwell
William L. Brightwell died March 9, 1999, at his home in South Pasadena,
Calif. He was 78.
Throughout his life, he battled to empower deaf people.
"He was one of the men responsible for getting captioning on television,"
said Betty Miller, his sister-in-law. "He was on the first committee to
get closed captioning for deaf people."
Mr. Brightwell was born Aug. 2, 1920, in Virginia to Mr. and Mrs. William
Brightwell, Sr. He graduated from the Virginia High School for the Deaf,
and went on to receive a degree from Gallaudet University for the deaf.
In 1952, he married Mary Frances Miller.
He is survived by several in-laws. All of his immediate family died
A memorial service for Mr. Brightwell was held on April 8 in South
Pasadena. He will be buried at 1:30 p.m. May 2 in the family plot at Ashland
Cemetery in Howard County. Graveside services will be held at that time.
Memorials may be sent in his name to the Ashland Church Cemetery Fund,
c/o Daisy Jacobs, 704 North Church, Fayette, Mo. 65248.
Charles C. Cornett
Charles C. Cornett of Columbia died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at his
home. He was 84.
Mr. Cornett was born Oct. 26, 1914, in Pleasanton, Iowa, to Charlie
and Nettie McKinney Cornett. He married Reva P. Hagan on Sept. 3, 1935,
in Princeton. He was state executive officer for 35 years at Farmers Home
Administration and a former member of the Columbia Health Commission and
the Governor's Committee on Aging. Mr. Cornett later worked at the First
Bank of Commerce.
Mr. Cornett was a member of the Missouri United Methodist Church for
50 years and also belonged to the Grand Order of Pachyderms, Quarterback
Club and the Country Club of Missouri. He also volunteered for Meals on
Visitation for Mr. Cornett will be from 10 a.m. today at Missouri United
Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St. Services, conducted by Dr. Jerry Thompson,
will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business
Loop 70 W.
Mr. Cornett is survived by his wife, Reva P. Cornett of Columbia; one
son, C. Bruce Cornett of Columbia; one daughter, Ann Anderson of Columbia;
one brother, James Rush Cornett of Pleasanton, Iowa; and seven granddaughters
and six great-grandchildren.
One brother and one sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth
St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Flora May Cox Brantley died Sunday, May 2, 1999 at Boone Retirement
Center in Columbia. She was 91.
Mrs. Brantley was born Sept. 17, 1907 in Blodgett, Mo., to Thomas Noel
and Minnie N. Meyers Cox. She married Herschel A. Brantley on Oct 19, 1930.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 7 at Shelby Funeral
Home in East Prairie, Mo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shelby
Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Brantley is survived by a daughter, Alberta L. Dey of Columbia;
nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Her husband died earlier.
Betty Alma Bruenjes
Betty Alma Bruenjes' stubborn streak helped her in a fight against
the Alzheimer's disease she developed about eight years ago, her daughter
"When she set her mind to something, she would not quit until she finished
it, like when she learned to drive when she was in her forties," said her
daughter, Lois Reborne.
Mrs. Bruenjes of Columbia died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at Boone Retirement
Center. She was 70.
"We'll remember her as funny, stubborn and forever creative," Reborne
said. Mrs. Bruenjes was so creative she could make anything useful, even
if it had been discarded as useless by someone else, Reborne said. Mrs.
Bruenjes was also a great organizer who planned everything to the last
Mrs. Bruenjes also loved to garden and was a great cook. Her daughter
remembered the pride Mrs. Bruenjes felt when she was able to serve a meal
that consisted entirely of the food from her garden, which dominated the
Mrs. Bruenjes also liked to take photographs. Her favorite subjects
were her family and places she has traveled.
She used some photos of people with funny expressions on their faces
to make cards with captions to send to her grandchildren.
She adored her grandchildren and liked to take them on trips with her
husband, Clarence Bruenjes. They traveled America extensively, and they
also took several cruises.
"She and my father were totally devoted to one another," Reborne said.
Mrs. Bruenjes was born Aug. 7, 1928, in St. Louis to Alfred Casper
and Alma V. Hough Yost. She married Feb. 15, 1947, in St. Louis and moved
with her family to Kansas City in 1953. She retired with her husband in
1995 and moved to Columbia. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Visitation for Mrs. Bruenjes will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at
Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., and from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday
at Hough Chapel, Lebanon, Mo. Services, conducted by the Rev. Irvin Bruenjes
and the Rev. Keith Klockau will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hough Chapel. Burial
will be at Hough Cemetery.
Mrs. Bruenjes is survived by her husband, Clarence Bruenjes of Columbia;
a son, Jim Bruenjes of Columbia; a daughter, Lois Reborne of Kansas City;
five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Her sister died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund,
2201 West Rollins Road, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Harold Thomas Ehler died Friday, April 30, 1999, in a car accident.
He was 45.
Mr. Ehler was born Feb. 7, 1954, in Boone County to James Thomas and
Mildred Fern Brown Ehler. He lived his entire live in Boone County and
graduated from Hickman High School.
Visitation for Mr. Ehler will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Funeral
Service, 10th and Walnut streets. Services, conducted by the Rev. Bill
Ryan, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service. Burial will
be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Ehler is survived by his wife, Cathey Sue Ehler of Columbia; two
sons, Thomas Joe Ehler and Terry Dean Ehler of Columbia; two brothers,
James Howard Ehler and Kenneth Earl Ehler of Columbia; and his father,
James Thomas Ehler of Columbia.
His mother died earlier.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, Missouri
Affiliate, Inc., Box 11, Columbia, Mo., 65205-0011.
Claude F. Fisher Sr.
Claude F. Fisher Sr. of Columbia died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at Boone
Hospital Center. He was 81.
Mr. Fisher was born Jan. 12, 1918, in Pilot Grove, Mo., to Bert and
Iva Newell Fisher. He was a member of the Missouri National Guard.
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home
in Columbia. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Fisher is survived by two sons, Eddie Fisher of Glasgow and Dennis
Fisher of Boonville; two daughters, Nancy Jensen of Rancho Santa Marguarita,
Calif., and Betty Myers of Pilot Grove, Mo.; one step-daughter, Helen Huth
of Boonville; a brother, James Elmer Fisher of Oklahoma; two sisters, Isabel
Simmons of Boonville and Edna Hurt of Jefferson City; 10 grandchildren;
20 great-grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; and 17 step-great-grandchildren.
His first wife, Bessie Wood, his second wife, Thelma Bennett, a son,
Claude F. Fisher Jr.; five brothers and four sisters died earlier.
Earl Hibbs of Centralia died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at Boone Hospital
Center. He was 81.
Mr. Hibbs was born Nov. 27, 1917, in Kankakee, Ill. to Reroy and Dorothy
Lockwood Hibbs. He married Lois Fern Jacobson Hibbs on Sept. 18, 1940.
Mr. Hibbs worked as a farmer and bartender at Centralia Country Club
after retiring from the A.B. Chance Company in 1957. Mr. Hibbs was also
a member of the club and enjoyed playing golf.
He was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church and a member of
the Knights of Columbus in Centralia.
He was also a devout follower of the St. Louis Cardinals. He would
attend the "Business Man's Special" at Busch Stadium several times a season
until his eyesight forced him to stop going.
"He just loved the St. Louis Cardinals," said his son, Ray Hibbs. "He
would have gone the other day, but he was too weak."
Visitation will be at 6 p.m. today at Meador and Son Funeral Home in
Centralia. Services, conducted by the Rev. Rob Fields, will be at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 404 S. Rollins St. in Centralia.
Burial will be at the city of Centralia Cemetery.
Mr. Hibbs is survived by his wife, Louis Hibbs, of Centralia; two sons,
Edwin Hibbs and Ray Hibbs, both of Hallsville; two daughters, Judith Rickley
of Sturgeon and Earlene Kather of Enterprise, Ala.; two brothers, Morris
Hibbs of Cairo, Mo. and Edwin Hibbs of Stormlake, Iowa; six grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
A son, sister and granddaughter died earlier.
Ebony Michelle Maupins of Sedalia died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at
University Hospital and Clinics after an illness. She was 21.
Ms. Maupins was born Nov. 16, 1977, in Sedalia, Mo., to Diane Maupins
and John Porter. She was a graduate of Smith Cotton High School and was
employed in telecommunications at Kirby Vacuum in Sedalia.
Services for Ms. Maupins, conducted by the Rev. E.T. Sims, will be
at 1 p.m. today at Burns Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Sedalia. Burial
will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia.
Ms. Maupins is survived by a daughter, Katelyn Maupins of Sedalia;
a son, Keishaun Jones of Sedalia; her mother, Diane Maupins of Sedalia;
her father, John Porter of New Orleans; three brothers, David Maupins and
John Maupins of Sedalia and Troi Maupins of Kansas City; her grandmother,
Francis Frazier of Sedalia; and her grandfather, John A. Porter of New
Visitation was held Monday at the H.T. May & Son Funeral Home in
Steve O. Nichols
Steve O. Nichols of Columbia died Sunday, May 2, 1999, in Boone County
after a tractor accident. He was 46.
Mr. Nichols was born Sept. 27, 1952, in Boone County to Everett and
Madeline Hathman Nichols. He married Sandy Strawn on March 20, 1970, in
Columbia. He was a member of the Eagle's Lodge.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home,
1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev. Kevin Collins,
will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial
will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Nichols is survived by his father; Everett Nichols; his wife, Sandy
Nichols; one son, Jeff Nichols; two daughters, Marsha Ballenger and Lisa
Cook; one brother, Russell Nichols; one stepbrother, John Johnson; and
three grandchildren, all of Columbia.
His mother died earlier.
Russell Wayne Stone loved being outdoors.
"He loved to go hunting," said Phillip Timmons, Mr. Stone's best friend.
"Anything in the woods, he'd hunt for it. He loved being out in the woods."
He also enjoyed fishing, listening to music and riding horses, his
mother Dorothy Stone said.
Mr. Stone of Higbee died Saturday, May 1, 1999, in Higbee from a horseback
riding accident. He was 28.
As the youngest of eight children, he was surrounded by a large family
and enjoyed spending time with his relatives.
"We got together a lot and played yard football games and a lot of
volleyball," said his sister Rebecca Murphy.
Mr. Stone was born on July 29, 1970, in Columbia to James Wilson and
Dorothy Farlow Stone.
Timmons met Mr. Stone in the 1980s when they lived across the street
from each other.
"We've been tight ever since," Timmons said.
Visitation for Mr. Stone will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial
Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services, conducted by the Rev.
Mel Eaton, will follow at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. He will be buried
at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Stone is survived by his parents of Columbia; his paternal grandmother,
Mary Emma Stone of Columbia; four brothers, Roger Wilson Stone, Randall
Gene Stone and Robert Eugene Stone of Columbia, and Darrell Euel Stone
of California; and three sisters, Debbie Lynn Calvert and Tammie Palmer
of Columbia, and Rebecca Murphy of St. Joseph.
Ralph and Helen Valentine
Ralph and Helen Valentine of Lovington, N.M., died Friday, April 30,
in an automobile accident near Brownfield, Texas. Mr. Valentine was 79.
Mrs. Valentine was 78.
Mr. Valentine was born Feb. 26, 1920 in Boone County to A. Clyde and
Cora Peacher Valentine. Mr. Valentine attended rural Boone County schools
and graduated from Hickman High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during
WWII and was a farmer in Boone County. He later owned an auto repair business
in Lovington, N.M.
On Feb. 5, 1941, he married Helen Richardson in Ashland.
Helen Valentine was born June 19, 1920, in Boone County to Clayton
and Mary Helen Welch Richardson. She attended rural Boone County schools
and graduated from Harrisburg High and the University of Missouri. She
taught school in Boone County and in Lea County, N.M.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, at the First Baptist Church
in Lovington, N.M.
The Valentines are survived by their three sons, David C. Valentine
of Columbia; Richard L. Valentine of Benson, Ariz.; and Michael R. Valentine
of Sacramento, Calf.; a daughter, Jane V. Pope of Lovington; eight grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Valentine is also survived by his sister, Anne V. Hague of Fulton.
Mr. Valentine's one brother died earlier, and Mrs. Valentine's two
brothers died earlier.
Brian A. Admire
Brian A. Admire of Ashland died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at University
Hospital and Clinics. He was 24.
Mr. Admire was born Oct. 23, 1974, in St. Joseph to Richard and Peggy
Visitation was held Sunday at Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland. Services
will be held at 10:00 a.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home. Mr. Admire was
the assistant branch manager for Como Tire Supply Inc. in Columbia.
Mr. Admire is survived by his parents, Richard and Peggy Admire of
Ashland; a brother, Bradley Admire of Ashland; a sister, Melissa McClellan
of St. Joseph; his grandmother, Pearl Admire of St. Joseph; several aunts
and uncles; and one niece and nephew.
His paternal grandfather and maternal grandparents died earlier. Memorial
contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway,
Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.
Janet Sue Ruggles
Janet Sue Ruggles of Columbia died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Columbia
Healthcare and Rehabilitation. She was 61.
Miss Ruggles was born Aug. 30, 1937, in Fairfield, Iowa, to Tony Lewis
Ruggles and Edna May Moore Ruggles.
Miss Ruggles worked at the Shelter Work Shop in Woodhaven. She attended
Calvary Baptist Church.
Visitation for Miss Ruggles will be today from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at
the Parker Funeral Service in Columbia. Services will be at 10:30 a.m.
at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.
Miss Ruggles is survived by three sisters, Donna Eichelberger of Springfield,
Mo., Mildred Grate of Hollister and Judith Jergens of Leawood, Kan.; two
brothers, Dwayne Ruggles of Little Rock, Ark., and William M. Ruggles of
Columbia; and eight nieces and nephews.
Harold Phillip Harris
Harold Phillip Harris of Warrensburg died Tuesday, April 27, 1999,
of a blood clot in his lung. He was 47.
Mr. Harris had been attending Central Missouri State University in
Warrensburg and was going to graduate this month.
"He spent his life just trying to help the young people," said his
wife, Mary Frances Harris. "I think that's part of why he returned to college
so late in life: to show them that it was never too late."
Mr. Harris was born March 23, 1952, in Canton, Miss. He served in the
U.S. Army before receiving an honorable discharge in 1978. Following his
service, he moved to Colorado, where he lived for 15 years.
While living in Colorado, Mr. Harris met his wife and established two
successful companies: Happy People Janitorial Service and Poor People Production
Company. He married Mary Frances Harris in 1994.
While attending college in Warrensburg, Mr. Harris was a member of
Iota Phi Theta fraternity and served on the Pan-Hellenic Council. He also
was a member of the Burns Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and the American
Visitation for Mr. Harris will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today at H.T. May
& Son Funeral Home in Sedalia. Services, conducted by the Rev. Carl
Hardin, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Burns Chapel Free Will Baptist Church
Mr. Harris is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Harris of Warrensburg;
two daughters, Bessie Harris and Shadawn Morris of Warrensburg; and three
sons, Alexander Morris of Warrensburg, and Phillip Harris and Leonard Harris,
both of Colorado.
Linnie Bell Knight
Linnie Bell Knight of Harrisburg died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at
Columbia Regional Hospital. She was 69.
Mrs. Knight was born June 3, 1929, in Columbia to Elmer and Lillie
Morris Stapleton. She married Harold Schofield, who died earlier. She later
married Arthur Knight, who also died earlier.
Mrs. Knight was a member of the Baptist Church and worked at several
nursing homes in the Harrisburg area.
Visitation for Mrs. Knight will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Meador
& Son Funeral Chapel in Sturgeon. Services, conducted by the Rev. Stewart
Curtright, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be
at Smith Chapel Cemetery in Harrisburg.
Mrs. Knight is survived by one daughter, Pearl Calvert of Harrisburg;
one granddaughter, Maria Jennings of Columbia; and one great-granddaughter,
Kayla Jennings of Columbia.
Dan Philiman McCauley
Dan Philiman McCauley of Nixa died of heart failure Saturday, April
24, 1999, in Depoe Bay, Ore. He was 43.
Mr. McCauley was born Sept. 27, 1955, in Mexico, Mo., to Jerry and
Mary Ann McCauley.
Mr. McCauley attended Kickapoo High School in Springfield. He was a
drummer in school, and he had a love of music throughout his life. He also
was a drummer in many rock bands.
Mr. McCauley was known for his good sense of humor and outgoing personality.
He liked spending time with people and made friends easily. He also enjoyed
fishing and loved the outdoors.
Services for Mr. McCauley will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Aire-Master,
1821 N. Highway CC in Nixa.
Mr. McCauley is survived by his parents, Jerry and Mary Ann McCauley
of Nixa; two sisters, Patti Kilgore of Nixa and Carol Bosserman of Brooklyn
Park, Minn.; a brother, Douglas McCauley of Nixa; and a grandmother, Janette
McCauley of Columbia.
Memorials may be sent to the Dan McCauley Memorial Fund, Signature
Bank, P.O. Box 589, Springfield, Mo., 65801. Contributions will be donated
to the World Wildlife Fund.