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Oma Roberts Brown Barnhart
Oma Roberts Brown Barnhart, 88, of Caro, Mich., a native of Tuscumbia, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at Caro Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 3, 1910, in Tuscumbia. In 1930, she was married in Crocker to Norman Brown, who died in 1971. In 1973 she was married in Caro, Mich., to Everett Barnhart, who died in 1991. Mrs. Barnhart retired from Caro Regional Center in 1968. She was a member of the Caro United Methodist Church and was a life member of the Kedron Chapter 33, Order of the Eastern Star. She also painted and exhibited china. Surviving her are six children, Roberta Brinkman of Unionville, Mich., Peggy Marker of Akron, Mich., Betty Brown of Caro, Mich., Agnes Sue Jayne of Tawas, Mich., Norman Brown of Louisville, Ky., and Patricia Turner of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Shirley Wakely of Troy, Mich.; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lucy Umstead and Juanita Marriott, both of Eldon. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Collon Funeral Home in Caro, Mich., with the Rev. Calvin Blue officiating. Burial was in the Indianfields Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Caro United Methodist Church or the Caro Community Hospital Endowment Foundation.

Helen F. Zuck
Helen F. Zuck, 74, of Eldon died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at Capital Region Medical Center - Madison in Jefferson City. She was born July 11, 1924, in Lexington, Okla., to Hosie M. and Dona Melinda May Morris. On July 24, 1946, she was married in Wichita, Kan., to Chet Zuck Sr., who died Aug. 7, 1997. Mrs. Zuck was active in the Eldon First Christian Church. During World War II, she was employed with Douglas Aircraft in Oklahoma City, where she was involved in the manufacture of C-47s. She also had been a production worker at Chesebrough Ponds in Jefferson City. Surviving her are two sons, Robert Eugene Zuck of Barnett and Chet Zuck Jr. of Tuscumbia; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; four sisters, Una Mae Murnan of Delaware, Okla., Billye Jean Schmidt of New Braunfels, Texas, Juanita Jo Miller of Stillwater, Okla., and Margie Lou Carpenter of Del City, Okla.; and two brothers, Rayfred Morris of San Antonio, Texas, and Harold M. Morris of Wayne, Okla. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with the Rev. Randall Bunch officiating. Burial was in Greenmore Memorial Gardens at Barnett. Memorials are suggested to the Eldon First Baptist Church.

Ann Woods
Ann Woods, 55, of Osage Beach died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach. She was born Jan. 21, 1943, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to Otto and Fern Linstead Pothoven. On June 7, 1962, she was married in New Sharon, Iowa, to Ray Woods, who survives at the home. Mrs. Woods was a member of Harper Chapel United Methodist Church in Osage Beach, P.E.O. and the United Methodist Women of Harper Chapel. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Woods is survived by two sons, Kent Woods of Mendota, Ill., and Scott Woods of Kansas City; a sister, Linda Cassabaum of Des Moines, Iowa; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church in Osage Beach, with the Rev. Chris Oetting officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hedges Funeral Home of Osage Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Harper Chapel United Methodist Church or the local CADV organization.

Brad Stark
Brad Stark, 27, of St. Louis died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at his home. He was born Oct. 26, 1971, in Tuscumbia to Cletis and Rita Louise Moulder Stark. His father survives in Brumley and his mother, Rita Moulder, survives in Camdenton. Mr. Stark was an LPN, working in the home health care field. Surviving him, in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Jennifer Stark of Camdenton and Sharolyn Stark of Olathe, Kan.; four brothers, David Stark of Olean, Michael Stark of Arkansas City, Kan., Jeff Stark of Newcastle, Okla., and Keith Wayne Brown Stark of Atlanta, Ga.; and his maternal grandmother, Rita Smith of Eldon. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Sunday at Greenmore Memorial Gardens at Barnett with the Rev. Eldon Myers officiating. Burial was under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon.

Marcy Marriott
Marcy Marriott, 82, of Eldon died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998, in Jefferson City. He was born Dec. 28, 1915, in Gravois Mills to John W. and Susan Mary Routon Marriott. On June 15, 1940, he was married in Otterville to Wanda Scott, who died March 30, 1988. Mr. Marriott was a longtime employe of the Eldon School District and was a member of the Eldon United Methodist Church. Surviving him are a son, Norman Marriott of Christianburg, Va.; a daughter, Linda Miller of Kansas City; two sisters, Bessie Wilson of Stover and Ella Hughes of Springfield; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home in Eldon with the Rev. Eldon Myers officiating. Burial was in the Eldon Cemetery.

Harold R. Wolfe
Harold R. Wolfe, 77, died at his home in Bethell, Wash., on Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998. He was born Dec. 15, 1920, in Eldon to Hargett and Jennie Ellen Harvey Wolfe. In 1942, he was married in Long Beach, Calif., to Dorothy Fager, who died in 1984. Mr. Wolfe was a retired Navy chief petty officer. Surviving him are two sons, Harold Jackson Wolfe of Bothwell, Wash., and Richard Wolfe of Old Station, Calif.; and a brother, Logan Wolfe of Eldon. One son, William Wolfe, preceded him in death. The body has been cremated and will be returned to Eldon at a later date for interment. Local arrangements are by Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon.

Fannie Gunn Templeton
Fannie Gunn Templeton, 95, of North Las Vegas, Nev., died Nov. 14, 1998. She was born Sept. 15, 1903, near Barnett to H.D. "Dick" and Daisy Jones Gunn. On Aug. 5, 1938, she was married in Tacoma, Wash., to John D. Templeton. Mrs. Templton was graduated from Eldon High School in 1923. She taught school in Miller and Morgan counties but had been a resident of Las Vegas for 44 years. Surviving her are a daughter, Ann Bryan of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Satler of Clear Lake, Iowa, and Ethel Kelsay of California, Mo.; and three brothers, Paul Gunn and Rex Gunn, both of Barnett, and Roscoe Gunn of Romney, W. Va. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Las Vegas on Nov. 18. Grandsons and great-grandsons were pall bearers.

Gladys B. Wright
Gladys B. Wright, 81, of St. Peters died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1917, in Miller County to Everett A. and Bertha B. Condra. She was married to Gerald V. Wright, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Wright retired from the Francis Howell School District in St. Charles after 29 years of teaching. She was a member of the Daniel Boone Garden Club of Defiance, the Harvester Christian Church and the church's Bible study group and food pantry. Surviving her are a daughter, Jerrilynn Bergfeld of Wentzville; a son, L. A. Wright of Fulton, Ark.; a sister, Phyllis A. Tussey of Eldon; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Harvester Christian Church in St. Charles. Burial was in the Tuscumbia Cemetery under the direction of Baue Funeral Home of St. Charles. Memorials may be made to the church and may be sent to the funeral home at 620 Jefferson St., St. Charles, MO 63301.

Edith Laverne Law
Edith Laverne Law, 88, of Iberia died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach. She was born Sept. 9, 1910, in Iberia to Julius and Lucy Roberts Keeth. On Feb. 10, 1931, she was married in Belle to Robert A. Law, who died May 8, 1990. Mrs. Law was a member of the Iberia First Christian Church. She also was a member of the Iberia Garden Club and the Iberia First Christian Church Loyal Ladies. She had a 50-year working affiliation with Phillips Petroleum Company. Surviving her are a son, Gary Law of Iberia; two brothers, Eugene Keeth and G. R. Keeth, both of Iberia; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by two infant children, Donald Law and Roberta Law. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Iberia First Christian Church with the Rev. Stan Way officiating. Burial was in Hickory Point Cemetery near Iberia. Memorials may be made to the Iberia First Christian Church.

Virginia L. Leutzinger
Virginia L. Leutzinger, 70, of Linn Creek died Wednesday Feb. 3, 1999, at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach. She was born June 28, 1928, in Bruce, Miss., to Ray R. and Bertha Ann Ussery Cowan. On Aug. 13, 1949, she was married in Crystal City to Walter Leutzinger, who survives at the home. Mrs. Leutzinger was an accountant most of her life. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Alan R. Leutzinger of Fenton, David J. Leutzinger of Barnhart and Michael W. Leutzinger of Hermann; a daughter, Susan T. Urton of Tuscumbia; and a sister, Doris Hubbard of Desoto. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. at Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Osage Beach. Arrangements were under the direction of Hedges Funeral Home of Osage Beach.

Jerry M. Kroeger
Jerry M. Kroeger, 99, of Eldon died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Eldon Healthcare Center in Eldon. He was born Sept. 3, 1899, in Cole County to H. H. and Elizabeth VanHoosier Kroeger. On Dec. 29, 1921, he was married in Cole County to Pearl Marie Bainer, who died Aug. 23, 1964. Mr. Kroeger was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Eldon First Baptist Church and had been self-employed as a mechanic and painter. Surviving him are two sons, Denver Kroeger of Henley and Leroy Kroeger of Eldon; two daughters, Ada Graham and Correne Miller, both of Eldon; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with the Rev. Don Love officiating. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery at Brazito.

James E. Fendorf
Retired U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander James E. Fendorf died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, of cancer at Dwight David Eisenhower Veterans Administration Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kan. He was a former resident of Eldon. He was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Jefferson City to Frank and Icie Mayfield Fendorf. He attended a one-room schoolhouse in the Ozarks and later graduated from Stanford University and attended U.S. Navy post graduate school in Monterey, Calif. He was a Navy pilot with 10,000 hours flight time, primarily with the Pacific Fleet. He was among the first pilots to fly into Korea when the war started in 1950, and participated in most of the major actions, including the Pusan Perimeter, the Inchon Invasion and the race to the Yalu River border between North Korea and Manchuria. Among his last flights were the evacuation of Marines and soldiers from the Chosin Reservoir through the post of Hungnam. Lt. Commander Fendorf flew a total of 49 missions over Korea. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with four stars and the Presidential Unit Citation. In connection with his Navy duties, he flew throughout the world, including support for the Dominican Republic Action in 1965. He also participated in several support flights in and out of Vietnam during 1965, 1966 and 1967, during which he flew C130 assault aircraft. He also participated in two tours in Antarctica in 1964 and 1965, flying ski-equipped C130 aircraft. For this, he was recognized by having a glacier (Fendorf Glacier) in Queen Maude Land named after him. After he retired from the Navy, Lt. Commander Fendorf worked as an investigator and assistant district director for the National Association of Securities Dealers. He retired in 1987 after 18 years. Surviving him are his wife of 39 years, Gloria Yvonne; three daughters, Lisa Hoefgen of Bedford, Texas, Geri Urban of Leavenworth and Cherre Miller of Weston; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two brothers, Frank Fendorf of Overland Park, Kan., and Dr. Kenneth M. Fendorf of Aptos Beach, Calif; two sisters, Carolyn M. Fendorf of Lenexa, Kan., and Marilyn Gunderman of Overland Park, Kan. Cremation at Davis Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth was followed by a private burial ceremony at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. The family suggests any memorial contributions be made to the St. Paul Episcopal Church Choir in Leavenworth or the church of their choice.

Dr. Wolden W. DeVore
Dr. Wolden W. DeVore, 78, died on his birthday, Dec. 5, 1998. He was born in Claymont, Del., to William Wallace and Helen Mae Wiley DeVore. He graduated from high school in Claymont, after which he attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, Ind. During World War II, Dr. DeVore served 2 1/2 years overseas in the U.S. Army as director of laboratory diagnosis in a 1,000-bed hospital in Fort Guilick, Panama, and after returning to the States, he served in the typhoid research unit of Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C., for another 18 months. After being discharged from the Army, Dr. DeVore accepted a position with the faculty of Lincoln Chiropractic College. Upon leaving that post, he and his wife, also a chiropractor, opened an office in Ironton, Mo., in February 1951. He practiced almost 42 years before he suffered a stroke; however, he continued to write for the profession. His many activities included the First Presbyterian Church, Arcadia Valley Bible Camp (later DAY-Spring Bible Camp,) the Rotary Club and town planning committees and projects. Dr. DeVore also was chairman of the Missouri State Chiropractic Research Committee from 1972 until 1986 and served on the Board of Trustees of Logan Chiropractic College for 12 years, during which he served as faculty advisor. The American Chiropractic Association published Healthways, a monthly publication featuring chiropractic case histories and techniques written and illlustrated by Dr. DeVore. Surviving him are his wife, Dr. Frances Nicolaides DeVore of Arcadia; four children. Elaine DeVore Hogan of Bismarck, Dr. Jeffrey W. DeVore of Fullerton, Calif., Jenna DeVore Frank of Labadie and Jonathan K. DeVore of Arcadia; nine grandchildren; three great-grandsons; a sister, Mrs. Isaac DeVore Warmkessel of Newark, Del.; and a sister-in-law, Dr. Vera Foster of Osage Beach. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Bryson Funeral Home in Pilot Knob. Burial was held that afternoon in Memorial Park Cemetery, Cape Girardeau.

Christian Aron Brown
Christian Aron Brown, infant son of George Brown and Janet Mims was stillborn Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach. His parents survive in Kaiser. Other survivors include a sister, Amanda Lynn Brown of the home; her paternal grandmother, Joyce Brown of Brumley; paternal grandfather, Cecil Brown of Springfield; his maternal grandmother, Pam Thomson of Sedalia; his maternal step-grandfather, Gary Russell of Sedalia; his maternal grandfather, Gail Lee Mims Sr. of Eldon; maternal step-grandmother, Helen Mims of Eldon; and his maternal great-grandmothers, Dorothy Spears of Eldon and Janice Kammerich of Sedalia. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Boltz Cemetery near Brumley. Rev. Ron Lehenbauer officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Rekus Funeral Home in Eldon.

John Michael 'Jack' Marra
John Michael "Jack" Marra, 62, of Eldon died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at University Hospital in Columbia. He was born Nov. 24, 1936, in Baring to Glennon and Mary Killday Marra. On April 19, 1958, he was married in Kirksville to Loretta Eagen, who survives at the home. Mr. Marra retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone in 1991 after 29 years service. He then joined his wife in running the family farm. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eldon, the Knights of Columbus and the Eagles Club in Jefferson City. Also surviving him are a son, Danny Marra of Nixa; a daughter, Melinda Hayes of Nixa; five grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret O'Donnell and Annie Fisher, both of Edina, and Linda Fox of Chillicothe; and two brothers, Pat Marra of Edina and Tom Marra of Kirksville. Infant twin sons, Glennon and Joseph, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eldon. The Rev. Richard Hunkins officiated. Burial was in Greenmore Memorial Gardens at Barnett under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon.

James R. Dorby
James R. Dorby, 88, of Osage Beach died Monday, Oct.25, 1999, at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach. He was born Jan. 21, 1911, in Chicago, Ill., to James J. and Bessie Base Dorby. On Sept. 3, 1932, he was married in East St. Louis, Ill., to Helen E. Ontl, who died Aug. 22, 1996. Mr. Dorby was a member of the Lake Presbyterian Church in Osage Beach. He also was a member of Linn Creek Masonic Lodge 152, AF & AM, the Abou Ben Adham Temple in Springfield and the Lake Ozark Shrine Club. He was a layout man for Western Electric in Chicago for 41 years. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lake Presbyterian Church in Osage Beach with Pastor Peg Haub officiating. Masonic services also will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Hedges Funeral Home in Osage Beach.

Estelle H. Burnham
Estelle H. Burnham, 96, of Ashland died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at her home. She was born April 21, 1903, in Boone County to Samuel Jesse and Nora Ellen Burnett Hagans. On Sept. 12, 1924, she was married Sept. 12, 1924, in Ashland to Frank "Cuddy" Burnham, who died June 13, 1990. Mrs. Burnham was a member of the Ashland Baptist Church. Suriviving her two sons, Bob Burnham of Eldon and Bill Burnham of Columbia; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery at Ashland. Memorials may be made to New Liberty Cemetery.

Elsie E. Imler
Elsie E. Imler, 89, of Barnett died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at St. Elizabeth Care Center in St. Elizabeth. She was born Oct. 26, 1910, in Eldon to John Beverly and Effie Carpenter Barbour. In 1933, she was married in Kansas City to Ralph U. Imler, who died Jan. 2, 1972. Mrs. Imler was a lifelong resident of Barnett. She attended Barnett Union Church. Surviving her are a daughter, Cheryl Imler Hayes of the state of Texas; a sister, Elva Hayes of the state of Kansas; a brother, John Fenton Barbour of the state of Kansas; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Ruth Evelyn Allen, and a son, Ralph E. "Bud" Imler. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with the Rev. John St. Clair officiating. Burial was in Greenmore Memorial Gardens at Barnett. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Clarence Ivy Spalding
Clarence Ivy Spalding, 90, of Eldon died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born Dec. 13, 1908, in Etterville to William Granville and Alice L. Bell Spalding. On Jan. 3, 1942, he was married in Tuscumbia to Margaret Norfleet, who died April 12, 1989. Mr. Spalding was a member of the Eldon First Christian Church. He was an independent milk hauler for Kraft Foods and after retiring he became a waste water specialist for the Eldon Public Works Department. Surviving him are a daughter, Carlene Dalton of Eldon; a granddaughter, Jackie Wood of Eugene; two great-grandchildren; and a niece and nephew, David Spalding and Jane Spalding, both of Eldon. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon, with the Rev. Walter Simpson officiating. Burial was in Spring Garden Cemetery near Eugene.

Martha J. Siegel
Martha J. Siegel, 61, of Eldon died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born Oct. 22, 1938, in Pueblo, Colo., to Daniel L. and Juanita Jobe Black. On March 9, 1957, she was married in Versailles to Irvin R. Siegel, who died Dec. 10, 1993. Mrs. Siegel owned and operated a rental business. She and her husband also owned and operated Siegel's Pony Express, a delivery service. She was a lifelong resident of the Eldon area and was a 1956 graduate of Eldon High School. Surviving are a son, Tommy D. Siegel of Holts Summit; a daughter, Jennifer Siegel of the home; two sisters, Georgia Opie and Dora Ann Hager, both of Eldon; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with Don E. Renken officiating. Burial was in Versailles Cemetery.

James 'Jimmy' L. Blanks
A memorial service for James "Jimmy" L. Blanks will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Gravois Mills. Mr. Blanks died Jan. 26, 2000, at his home in Eldon. Memorial contributions may be made at Mercantile Bank of Central Missouri in Eldon or Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon.

Goldie Williams
Goldie Williams, 75, of Rosewood Heights, Ill., died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at her daughter's home in Rosewood Heights. She was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Parsons, Tenn., to Ruff and Virdie Box Hayes. On Aug. 22, 1945, she was married in Hopkinsville, Ky., to Thomas J. Williams, who died July 11, 1985. Mrs. Williams was a former resident of Eldon. She and her husband had owned Williams Mobile Home Park. She was a member of the Wood River Women of the Moose, the AMVETS post at Rocky Mount and the Eagles Lodge and VFW in Okeechobee, Fla. Surviving are a daughter, Cathy Nevels of Rosewood Heights, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Lola Provaznik of Dorsey, Ill.; a stepson, Tommy Williams of Bethalto, Ill.; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, Carman Hayes of Parsons, Tenn.; and a sister, Effa Mae James Scott of Parsons, Tenn. One son, Randy Williams, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Marks Mortuary in Wood River, Ill. Pastor Willard V. Meyer officiated. Burial was in Roselawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Wood River Township Hospital Hospice.

Stanley Dean Baldwin
Stanley Dean Baldwin, 65, of Versailles, formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at his home. He was born Oct. 10, 1934, in Osceola, Iowa, to Pierce and Alice Fouche Baldwin. On April 2, 1983, he was married to Connie Sue Bailey Furney, who survives at the home. Mr. Baldwin was central office technician for U.S. West Telephone Company for 33 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church, was executive vice president of the Communications Workers of America Union 7019 and served on the Board of Directors of Sun West Credit Union. Surviving him in addition to his wife are three sons, Russell A. Brewer of Scottsdale, Ariz., Ken Furney of Eldon and Donald Furney of Versailles; a daughter, Leslie Baldwin of Seattle, Wash.; a brother, Jerald Baldwin of Casa Grande, Ariz.; a sister, Eloise Esser of Prescott, Ariz.; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dan Adkison officiating. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery under the direction of Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. Memorials may be made to the Option Home Health Missouri River Hospice or the Joseph P. Hennessey-Stanley Baldwin Scholarship Fund, 9224 N. Fifth St., Phoenix, Ariz., 85020.

Beula O. Kidwell
Beula O. Kidwell, 80, of Olean, formerly of Barnett, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born March 6, 1919, in Barnett to Charles and Dixie J. Madole Hees. On Oct. 31, 1942, she was married in Oklahoma to Guy W. Kidwell, who died in 1982. Mrs. Kidwell worked as a seamstress in the pants factories in Tipton and Eldon. Surviving are a daughter, Jean Koebel of Olean; two brothers, Billy Hees of Versailles and Shirley Hees of Eldon; two grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sister-in-laws, Gladys Hees of Barnett and Icel Kidwell of Eldon. Two infant children, Sonny Dale Kidwell and Sudie Kidwell, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Versailles with the Rev. Jay Quinn officiating. Burial was Big Rock Cemetery near Barnett.

Ethel Lorene Rodgers
Ethel Lorene Rodgers, 89, of Eldon died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. She was born Sept. 29, 1910, in Otterville to Robert and Louisa Allison Dinwiddie. In 1935, she was married in Sedalia to Myron H. Rodgers, who preceded her in death. Also surviving are a son, Richard Rodgers of Eldon; a sister, Velma Rissler of Eldon; a nephew, Robert Dinwiddie of Columbia; and three nieces, Karen Sue Eisenbarth and Marcia Aspinall, both of Wisconsin, and DeAnn Johnson of Texas. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Crownhill Cemetery in Sedalia. Jim Phillips officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Rekus Funeral Home of Eldon. Memorials may be made to the Richard Rodgers Custodial Fund.

Shirley VanDyke
Shirley VanDyke, 58, of Eldon died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000. She was born Jan. 28, 1942, in Miller County to John W. and Delphia B. Settles Schupp. On Sept. 5, 1964, she was married at Eldon to Earl E. VanDyke, who survives at the home. Mrs. VanDyke was a certified medical technician and was employed by Lee House in Eldon. Also surviving her are a daughter, Denise VanDyke of Eldon; her mother, Delphia B. Schupp of the home; a stepson, David Earl VanDyke of Brumley; a stepdaughter, Valerie Washam of Brookfield; five sisters; a brother; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Andrew J. VanDyke. Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with the Rev. Jack Dilday officiating. Burial will be in Blue Springs Cemetery near Eldon. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Doris J. Athy
Doris J. Athy, 66, of Jefferson City died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born Oct. 7, 1933, in Boone County to Robert B. and Mary F. Grant Athy. Her mother, Mary Nall, survives in Columbia. Miss Athy was director of the former Thomas Jefferson Regional Library System for 30 years. She assisted in forming the Heartland Regional Library System for Miller and Maries counties and was a consultant for the district until the time of her death. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. The Rev. Harvel Sanders will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Mid-Missouri, 601 E. High St., Jefferson City, or Heartland Regional Library System.

Betty R. DeGraffenreid
Betty R. DeGraffenreid, 77, of Brumley died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at University Hospital in Columbia. She was born May 19, 1922, in Hays, Kan., to Marshal and Roxie Hamm Ormord. She was married Nov. 14, 1942, in Tuscumbia to John R. DeGraffenreid, who survives at the home. Mrs. DeGraffenreid was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church in Osage Beach and was a musician at the church for more than 40 years. In addition to her husband, Mrs. DeGraffenreid is survived by a son, David J. DeGraffenreid of Brumley; a daughter, Cathy DeGraffenreid of Brumley; a sister, Jean Hefton of Kansas City, Kan.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hedges Funeral Home in Osage Beach. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverview Baptist Church in Osage Beach with the Dr. James R. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Boltz Cemetery near Brumley. Memorials may be made to the Riverview Baptist Church Building Fund.

Anna Mae Whittle
Anna Mae Whittle, 84, of Jefferson City died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born March 5, 1916, in Henley to Boyd and Anna Sullens Rogers. On Sept. 14, 1940, she was married in California, Mo., to Markel "Jack" Whittle. Mrs. Whittle was the author of a book about the history of Henley. She was an OB nurse for many years and then was owner-operator of the Whittle Store in Henley. Surviving are two sons, Tom Whittle of Centertown and Bill Whittle of Jefferson City; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two sons, Mark Whittle Jr. and Francis (Woody) Woodson. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Phillips Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Hoskins officiating. Burial was in Spring Garden Cemetery near Eugene.

Sandra Hernandez
Sandra Hernandez, 63, of Eldon died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. She was born Feb. 6, 1937, in Providence, R.I., to Leroy and LeVira McCallum Wilkinson. Mrs. Hernandez is survived by three sons, Roger Grady of St. Ann, John Grady of Colcord, Okla., and Robert Grady of Arkansas; a brother, Paul Wilkinson of Sarasota, Fla.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Harris. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Eldon Cemetery with the Rev. Randall Bunch officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon.

Elnora Agnus Sears
Elnora Agnus Sears, 77, of Tuscumbia died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Jefferson City. She was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Olathe, Kan., to James Earl and Mamie Roberts Thompson. On June 6, 1969, she was married to Ralph Sears, who died Sept. 21, 1971. Mrs. Sears was a member of the Church of Christ. She served in the U.S. Army, where she was a clerk typist. She lived most of her life in Miller County. Surviving her are two sons, Joe Hillhouse of Tuscumbia and Don Hillhouse of Hemet, Calif.; two brothers, Wayne Thompson of Eldon and Donald Thompson of Tuscumbia; and three sisters, Grace Dake and Belie Jordan, both of Eldon, and Earline Caldwell. Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Caldwell officiating. Burial will be in the Tuscumbia Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Frances L. Bacon
Frances L. Zingsheim Bacon, 91, of Eldon died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. She was born May 12, 1908, in St. Louis to James Houston and Alice Ryan Radford. She was married in May 1933 to Harvey F. Zingsheim. She was preceded in death by both her husbands. Surviving her are a daughter, Fran Schall of Eldon; a sister, Beulah Harman of St. Louis; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A son, Harvey F. Zingsheim Jr., preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with Pastor Larry Ollison officiating. Burial was in Greenmore Memorial Gardens at Barnett, with the Rev. Jasper Hunter officiating at graveside. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Shirley Mae Maxwell Robinson
Shirley Mae Maxwell Robinson, 75, of Eldon, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, in Eldon. She was born April 13, 1925, in St. Louis to Thomas and Josephine Boyd Mellow. Mrs. Robinson belonged to Eldon VFW Post 2442 Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving her are a son, Scott Maxwell of Highland, Ill.; a daughter and son-in-law, Janeen and Johnny Martino; her fiance, Elbridge Catron of Eldon; two adopted daughters, Dee Barger and Betty Cantwell, both of Eldon; a sister, Nancy Diebel of Lake Ozark; and three grandchildren, Josh Maxwell, Manuel Maxwell and Nicole Maxwell. A daughter, Leanna Maxwell, preceded her in death. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with the Rev. Jasper Hunter officiating. Private services will be held at Memorial Park in St. Louis. Memorials may be given in care of the family.

L. Elizabeth Maupin
L. Elizabeth Maupin, 85, of Tipton died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. She was born Aug. 16, 1914, in Camden County to James and Ida Farmer Ayers. On Oct. 1, 1932, she was married to Raymond L. Maupin, who died Jan. 11, 1983. Mrs. Maupin had worked at the Biltwell Pants Factory in Tipton. She was a member of the Fortuna United Methodist Church, the Missionary Society, Fortuna Senior Citizens and the Fortuna Homemakers Club. Surviving are a son, Ed Maupin of Independence; two daughters, Jacqueline Clark of Tipton and Glenda Veulemans of Sunrise Beach; a brother, James H. Ayres of Eldon; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fortuna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dan Adkison officiating. Burial was in Newkirk Cemetery near Fortuna under the direction of Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.


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