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Albert John Harris
Albert John Harris, 66, of Eldon died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia. He was born April 19, 1932, in St. Louis to Albert A. and Mazie Zettler Harris. His mother survives in Tuscumbia. On March 16, 1954, he was married in Joliet, Ill., to Marjorie Moore, who survives at the home. Mr. Harris served in the U.S. Air Force and was a self-employed home improvement contractor. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Albert Harris and William Harris, both of Marshall; four daughters, Marion Harrelson of Seeland, Mich., Margie Ford of Greenwood, Fla., Cathy Edwards of Columbus, Ga., and Ginny Robertson of Columbia; three brohters, Arthur Harris of Iberia, Donald Harris of Tuscumbia and Ozzie Harris of Barry, Ill.; three sisters, Mazie Vogel of Canton, Lorraine Johnson of the state of New Mexico and Aileen Autrey of Bowling Green; and 10 grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Columbia. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Broadway, Suite C-1, Columbia, Mo. 65203.

Frank Hicks
Frank Hicks, 80, of Haysville, Kan., died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at Prestige Rehab Nursing Center in Haysville, Kan. He was born Dec. 22, 1917, in LaGrange, Ark., to Ben and Josephine Robinson Hicks. On Nov. 7, 1938, he was married to Berniece Jeffries, who died Nov. 14, 1990. Mr. Hicks was employed as a purchaser for Cessna AirCraft in Wichita, Kan., until his retirement. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Freedom Cemetery at Linn Creek under the direction of Hedges Funeral Home of Camdenton.

Mary Jane Randall
Mary Jane Randall, 79, of Iberia died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at St. Marys Health Center in Jefferson City. She was born June 19, 1919, in Granite City, Ill., to William Thomas and Mary Ann Mellon Sloss. She was married to Wilford Hensley, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 17, 1981, she was married in Iberia to Richard Lewis Randall, who died Feb. 26, 1987. Mrs. Randall was a member of the Catholic church. An infant son preceded her in death. Graveside services were held at 10 a..m. Thursday at Union Cemetery near Iberia with the Rev. Clarence Wiederholt officiating. Burial was under the direction of Rekus Funeral Home of Iberia.

Taylor Marie Barnhart
Taylor Marie Barnhart, 2, of Montreal died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at her home. She was born Dec. 21, 1995, in Osage Beach to Larry Wayne and Amy Sue Pritchett Barnhart. Surviving are her parents of the home; two half-sisters, Amanda Barnhart of Lake Ozark and Jessica Barnhart of Camdenton; her maternal grandparents, James and Susie Pritchett of Brumley; her paternal grandparents, Elmer and Mary Barnhart of Montreal; her maternal great-grandparents, Herbert and Lorene Ash of Brumley; her paternal great-grandmother, Pauline Barnhart of Eldon; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Lola Brown of Brumley. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia with the Rev. Dennis Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Union Cemetery near Brumley. Visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Taylor Barnhart Memorial Fund.

Eunice Ann McClure Seek
Eunice Ann McClure Seek, 76, of Eldon died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born Aug. 1, 1923, in Sedalia to Lester H. and Elsie Lee Perdue McClure. On Aug. 1, 1945, she was married in Kansas City, Kan., to Billy E. Seek, who died June 22, 1968. Mrs. Seek attended the Methodist church. Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Albin of Boonville and Lauren Fox of Bowling Green, Ky.; four sons, Billy M. Seek of Festus, Robert J. Seek of Eldon, Dr. Melvin M. Seek of Ocala, Fla., and Kenneth G. Seek of Boneville, Ga.; two brothers, Jerry McClure of Boonville and Lee McClure of Waynesboro, Va.; 21 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Keeley. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Eldon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Smith officiating. Burial was in Syracuse Cemetery under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Majorie A. Plemmons
Marjorie A. Plemmons, 69, of Iberia died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born Dec. 24, 1929, in Brumley to Perry Everett Sr. and Edith Lee Pemberton Graham. On Dec. 8, 1945, she was married in Olathe, Kan., to Wilbert Plemmons, who died Aug. 2, 1992. Mrs. Plemmons was a member of the Brumley Baptist Church and American Legion Post 105 Ladies Auxiliary. She was active in work of the Iberia Friendship Hall. Surviving are four sons, Richard Plemmons of Arnold and Wilbert G. Plemmons, Phillip Plemmons and James Plemmons, all of Iberia; four daughters, Sue Fancher and Patty Keeth, both of Iberia, Luan Whittle of Brumley and Pennie Plemmons of Tuscumbia; a brother, Perry Everett Graham Jr. of Kaiser; a sister, Lucille Irene Karigan of Sedalia; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. One son, Michael L. Plemmons, died April 17, 1996. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. The Rev. Lee Todd officiated and burial was in Mt. Union Cemetery near Brumley. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.

Lena Helton
Lena Helton, 87, of Crocker died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Osage Beach Healthcare Center in Osage Beach. She was born Sept. 8, 1912, in Maries County to James and Dora Martin Barnett. On Dec. 13, 1928, she was married in Maries County to Guy Helton, who died Feb. 4, 1999. Mrs. Helton was a member of the Crocker Church of Christ. She was a lifelong resident of Pulaski County. Surviving are a son, J. D. Helton of Crocker; a daughter, Elsie Whittle of Crocker; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were three sons: Virgil Helton,Alfred Helton and Gerald Helton. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia with Bro. Jim Meredith officiating. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery near Crocker.

Glen Hadley Stone
Glen Hadley Stone, 61, of Yuma, Ariz., died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at his home. He was born April 27, 1938, in Ulman to Logan Hadley and Eula Sarah Shepherd Stone. His parents, who preceded him in death, also had been residents of Eldon. In 1967, Mr. Stone married Karen Wilson, who survives at the home. Mr. Stone was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was employed with Yellow Freight as a truck driver for 22 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Ulman Christian Church. Also surviving him are three daughters, Starla Buechter of Iberia, Shona Watson of Lincoln, Neb., and Tosha Edwards of Dunning, Neb.; a son, David Jones of Jefferson City; two stepsons, Mark Williams of Kansas and Mike Williams of Lincoln, Neb.; 12 grandchildren; and two sisters, Mildred Eads of Jefferson City and Margaret Morris of Columbia. His body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mary Elizabeth Alexander
Mary Elizabeth Alexander, 96, of Iberia died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at St. Elizabeth Care Center in St. Elizabeth. She was born May 28, 1903, in Hawkeye to Thomas and Martha Shelton Duncan. On June 5, 1945, she was married in Rolla to Barney Alexander, who died Jan. 14, 1982. Mrs. Alexander attended Cross Elementary School, the Iberia Academy and Drury College in Springfield. She taught at Brown and Barton schools near Iberia and was a member of the Iberia Church of Christ. She worked for Montgomery Ward in Kansas City and Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Mrs. Alexander is survived by three sisters, Edith Willis and Nellie Ponder, both of Iberia, and Hazel Schulte of Eldon; and two nieces. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. Charles Rose officiated. Burial was in Freedom Cemetery near Dixon. Memorial contributions are suggested to Freedom Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.

Orville Floy Griffin
Orville Floy Griffin, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at Miller County Nursing Home at Tuscumbia. He was born June 15, 1913, in Miller County to William "Bill" and Emma Gibson Griffin. On May 8, 1937, he was married in Tuscumbia to Mary E. Jones, who died Sept. 24, 1987. Mr. Griffin retired in 1974 after working 25 years as a construciton lineman foreman for Gascosage Electric Co-op in Dixon. He was a member of the Iberia United Methodist Church. Surviving him are two daughters, Emogene McDonald and Connie Hammack, both of Iberia; a brother, Hubert Griffin of Grandview; three grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. The Rev. RoseEllen Hoff and Wayne Vaughan officiated. Burial was in Iberia Cemetery.

Margaret L. Simmons
Margaret L. Simmons, 77, of Eldon died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at Columbia Regional Hospital in Columbia. She was born March 27, 1922, in Memphis, Tenn., to Clarence Leroy and Gladys Lee Currie Bradick. On Oct. 11, 1941, she was married in Marion, Ark., to Clifford E. Simmons, who died Aug. 27, 1990. Mrs. Simmons and her husband owned and operated several businesses in Central Missouri, including Eldon Steel Products, Eldon Roller Skating Rink, Simmons Supply and Manufacturing, Readygas Propane Service, Inc., and Simmons Farms. She was a member of several organizations, including Evening Euterpean Club, Oasis Extension Club, the Miller County Historial Society, the Greater Lake Area Arts Council, the Eldon Chamber of Commerce, Winning Women, the Women's Birthday Club, the Missouri Limousin Association and the North American Limousin Foundation. She was a graduate of White Haven High School in Memphis, Tenn. Mrs. Simmons was a memberof the Eldon First Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are two sons, C. E. "Bud" Simmons of Camdenton and Edward L. Simmons of Eldon; three daughters, Barbara Simmons Woodham of St. Louis and Deborah K. Leonard and Linda Simmons-Thomas, both of Eldon; a sister, Gladys Pearce of Memphis, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eldon First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jerry Frye officiating. Burial was in Eldon Cemetery under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon. The Margaret and Clifford Simmons Christian Foundation, for the Advancement of Christian Values and Principles has been founded in their memory. Those wishing to make donations to the tax-exempt organization may send them to Citizens Bank of Eldon, P.O. Box 275, Eldon, or Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 207, Osage Beach.

Burnell 'Mac' McCubbin
Burnell "Mac" McCubbin, 77, of Eldon died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at his home. He was born Dec. 6, 1921, at Passover to James O. and Alta Pearl Jeffries McCubbin. Mr. McCubbin was a real estate agent. He was a disabled American veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post of Eldon and Miller County VFW Post 2442 at Eldon. Surviving are a sister, Jewell Ahart of Eldon; a nephew and two nieces, Mike Ahart and Cheryl Combs, both of Eldon, and Carol Carlson of California; and six great-nephews and two great-nieces. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Randall Bunch officiating. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Jacob Arthur Popp
Jacob Arthur Popp, 19, of Jefferson City died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, as the result of a traffic accident. He was born Dec. 3, 1979, in Jefferson City to Rado J. and Brenda E. Rackers Popp, who survive at the home. Mr. Popp was a 1998 graduate of Eugene High School where he was a member of the varsity baseball and basketball teams, FFA and the National Honor Society. He was a sophomore at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he was a member of the Alpha Gama Rho Fraternity. He was a site manager for the 2-P Livestock Company and a member of Central United Church of Christ. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Nicki E. Russell of Brazito and Kelley E. Popp of Jefferson City; his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Popp of Jefferson City; and maternal grandmother, Anne Rackers of Jefferson City. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Central United Church of Christ with Dr. Stephen H. Buchholz officiating. Burial was in Honey Creek Cemetery under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Home in Jefferson City. Memorials may be made to the Samaritan Center or the Alpha Gama Rho Fraternity Building Fund at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Margaret Helen Humphreys
Margaret Helen Humphreys, 85, of Tuscumbia died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at her home. She was born Oct. 26, 1914, in Montrose to Ora Paul and Edith May Silvers Whitfield. On April 22, 1933, she was married in Iowa to Marshall Eugene Humphreys II, who died March 10, 1972. Mrs. Humphreys was a graduate of Trenton High School. She and Dr. Humphreys moved to Tuscumbia from Kirksville in 1937. She was a member of the Tuscumbia Christian Church. Surviving are a son, Marshall Eugene Humphreys III of Ulman; two daughters, Marjorie Ann Howard of Tuscumbia and Martha Susan Grossman of Henderson, Nev.; three sisters, Edith May Long of Kansas City, Betty Jane Berry of Sunrise Beach and Dorothy Ann Whitfield of Lee's Summit; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Tuscumbia Christian Church with the Rev. Gene Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Tuscumbia Cemetery under the direction of Rekus Funeral Home of Iberia. Memorial contributios may be made to the Tuscumbia Cemetery Fund in Care of Central Bank of Tuscumbia or the Tuscumbia Christian Church.

Patti Jean Warrington
Patti Jean Warrington, 86, of Lebanon died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Balanced Care North in Lebanon. She was born Feb. 22, 1913, in Eldridge. On Sept. 28, 1932, she was married to Theodore Earl Warrington, who died March 4, 1993. Mrs. Warrington was reared in the Lebanon area and was a graduate of Lebanon High School. She lived most of her life in Lebanon except during World War II when her husband worked in the shipyards at Long Beach, Calif. Surviving her are a daughter, Thea Elizabeth Dodge of Iberia and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lebanon Cemetery. Rev. James Meredith officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon.

Thomas S. Wright
CW3 (retired) Thomas S. Wright, 70, formerly of Jefferson City died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 24, 1929, in Charleston to Jacob Merle and Anna Elizabeth Essary Wright. On Aug. 16, 1984, he was married to Pyllis Jeffries, who survives in Jefferson City. Mr. Wright retired from the U.S. Army in 1973 after serving 27 years. He served in Indochina, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was then employed with the Missouri Department of Corrections in Jefferson City until 1986, when he transferred to Farmington where he worked until retiring in 1998. He was a member of St. Henry's Catholic Church in Charleston , the Eagles Club in Jefferson City and the Elks Lodge and VFW Post in Farmington. Also surviving him are five sons, Terry McCameron of St. Louis, Thomas S. Wright Jr. of Richland, Richard Wright and Ronald Wright, both of Mexico, and Sgt. Scott Wright of Augusta, Ga.; two daughters, Sherry Thomson of Mexico and Rhonda Eitel of Hannibal; three brothers, Jacob "Jack" Wright of Chaffee, Charles Wright of Searcy, Ark., and William "Bill" Wright of Brentwood; two sisters, Peggy Berbling of Topeka, Kan., and Pat Frayser of Cape Girardeau; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Chapel in Charleston with Father Gearld Brown officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Ft. Leonard Wood provided military honors at the service.

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.

E. Jereen 'Jerrie' Snyder E. Jereen "Jerrie" Snyder, 53, of Ulman died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Lake Regional Hospital in Jefferson City. She was born Dec. 28, 1946, in Champaign, Ill., to Virgil and Etha Asher Broom. Her mother survives in St. Joseph, Ill. On March 12, 1966, she was married in St. Joseph, Ill., to Joseph W. Snyder, who survives at the home. Mrs. Snyder worked on the farm with her husband. She also is survived by three sons, Jesse Snyder and Robert Snyder, both of Ulman, and Jason Snyder of Brumley; three sisters, Virginia Colclasure of Jarrettsville, Md., Marjorie Taylor of St. Joseph, Ill., and Kathy Esworthy of London, England; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. The Rev. Gene Edwards will officiate.

Gavin Lee Stephens-Finigan
Gavin Lee Stephens-Finigan, 7 months, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born June 28, 1999, in Columbia to Richard Finigan and Tiffany Stephens. His father survives in Jefferson City and his mother survives in St. Thomas. Gavin was baptized as a Catholic on June 28, 1999. Also surviving him are his maternal grandmother, Cathy Marriott of St. Thomas; his maternal grandfather, Paul Stephens of the state of California; maternal great-grandparents, Dewey and Shirley Green of Tuscumbia and Bob and Dorothy Kremer of Portland, Oregon; maternal great-great-grandmothers, Catherine Wilmes of Portland, Oregon and Cleotha Leclere of Thebes, Ill.; paternal grandparents, Dan and Dana Smith of Jefferson City and Wilber and Laura Finigan of the state of Texas; and paternal great-great-grandfather, Lou Winseck of the state of Texas. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in St. Thomas with Msgr. Bernard Boessen officiating. Burial was in St. Thomas Cemetery under the direction of Rekus Funeral Home of Meta. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gavin Stephens-Finigan Trust Fund in care of Union Planters Bank in Jefferson City.

Lena Mae Phillips
Lena Mae Phillips, 81, of Tuscumbia died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at Miller County Care Center at Tuscumbia. She was born Aug. 31, 1918, in Brumley to William Elisha and Eliza Jane Robinett Ash. On Oct. 23, 1935, she was married in Brumley to Arthur L. Phillips, who died Aug. 19, 1992. Mrs. Phillips worked for O & R Poultry Company in Tuscumbia and later for Pryor Novelty Company in Tuscumbia until her retirement. She was a member of the Rodden Church of Christ near Brumley. Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie Turner and Ellen Horton, both of Tuscumbia; three brothers, S. B. Ash and Bert Ash, both of Brumley, and Farris Ash of Tuscumbia; a sister, Thelma Albertson of Tuscumbia; seven grandchldren; and three great-grandchildren. A son, Lee Roy Phillips, preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1998. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. The Rev. Gene Edwards officiated. Burial was in Robinett Cemetery near Brumley. Memorials are suggested to Robinett Cemetery or Ronald McDonald House, 1001 Stadium Dr., Columbia, MO 65201.

Woodrow Townsend 'Woodie' Winborn
Woodrow Townsend "Woodie" Winborn, 83, of Waynesville died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Life Care Center in Waynesville. He was born March 3, 1916, in St. Joseph to Bert Ellsworth and Liddie May Cain Winborn. On Sept. 28, 1935, he was married in St. Joseph to Helen Virginia Johnson, who survives. Mr. Winborn joined the U.S. Army in December 1942. He served in Normandy, Central Europe, the Rhineland and Northern France and received four Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign Ribbon, three Overseas Bars, the Rifleman's Badge, the Driver's Badge and a Distinguished Unit Badge for those campaigns. He was discharged as a corporal Oct. 19, 1945. He worked at the St. Joseph Pearl Brewing Company before purchasing a Skelly service station. He later obtained his real estate license and was a realtor in the Pulaski County area for many years. He was a member of the Westside Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 375, AF & AM, both in Waynesville, and the MOILA Temple Shrine in St. Joseph. In addition to his wife, Mr. Winborn is survived by his children, Alma and Don Tritten of Waynesville and Woody Winborn and Carol Vincent of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and a number of great-greadchildren: Susan and George Schulte and their children, Mendy, Nathan and Kyle Purdome; David and Liz Tritten and their children, Jason, Elise and Noelle; Beth and Rick Wright and their sons, Erick and Jacob; Kris and Herschel Gaddy and their children, Jake and Michaela; Kim Atwood and David Walker and her children, Kourtney and Kaitlyn Atwood; Tiffany and David Sunderland and her children, Whitney, Cameron and Brandon Benderman; and Todd Winborn and Maureen McMurry. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. John Shaw officiating. Burial was in Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery, with military graveside rites. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Woodrow Winborn Memorial Fund.

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.


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