|Miss Edith Leonard
Miss Edith Leonard, 84, Clarksburg, died Monday, April 12, 1999, at
Tipton Manor Nursing Home. She was born April 1, 1915, in Latham, a daughter
of Joseph Lee and Maud Grace Medlin Leonard. Miss Leonard was a presser
at Tipton Pants Factory, retiring in 1965. She was a member of Clarksburg
Baptist Church and the Ready Willing Club at Clarksburg. She graduated
from Latham High School. Surviving is one brother, Harold Leonard with
his wife, Lelith, Tipton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded
in death by four brothers, Warren Leonard, Frank Leonard, Norman Leonard
and Edward Leonard; and three sisters, Lena Scott, Melba Scott and Maxine
Coffelt. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bowlin-Cantriel
Funeral Services, California. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday
at the funeral home with the Rev. Leroy Moon and the Rev. Ivan Dameron
officiating. Burial will be in Latham Cemetery near Latham. Pallbearers
will be Leo Jordan, Jamie Peters, Danny James, Junior Lucas, Louie Elgin,
James Gross and John Gross. The family suggests memorial contributions
to the Debbie Gross Benefit fund in care of Tipton Latham Bank.
Carl B. Hilty
Carl B. Hilty, 90, Versailles, died Monday morning, April 12, 1999,
at Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born March 30, 1909,
in Donnellson, Iowa, a son of Peter P. and Barbara Mary Koller Hilty. Dec.
24, 1934, in Versailles, he married Gladys Viola Driver. She died May 27,
1984. Mr. Hilty was a retired farmer and a member of the Bethel Mennonite
Church near Versailles. Surviving is one son, Chester D. Hilty, Dixon,
Ill.; three daughters, Twila Garber, Kathryn Nikkel and Doris Hilty, all
of Versailles; three brothers, Dr. Hiram Hilty, Greensboro, N. C., Dr.
Peter Hilty, Cape Girardeau, and Calvin Hilty, Strathmore, Calif.; one
sister, Dorothy Mae Baumgartner, Versailles; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Paul Hilty; two sisters,
Esther Gerber and Winifred Lutman; and one granddaughter, Alice Rebecca
Nikkel. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (today) at Bethel
Mennonite Church with the Rev. Tom Voth officiating. Music will be by a
quartet comprised of Stanley Garber, Barry Garber, Melvin Gerber and Phil
Hilty, accompanied at the piano by Mary Gerber and at the organ by Elizabeth
Groth. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles
Bennett, Adair Bennett, James Nikkel, Benjamin Hilty, Timothy Hilty and
Matthew Hilty. Memorials are suggested to Bethel Mennonite Church. Arrangements
are under the direction of Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, Versailles.
Russell A. Pethan
Russell A. Pethan, 40, Bunceton, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at the
University of Missouri Health Science Center in Columbia as a result of
injuries sustained in an explosion at his Lone Elm shop. He was born Jan.
18, 1959, in Boonville, the son of Earl William and Margaret Borgmann Pethan.
Mr. Pethan was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church at Clark's Fork.
He opened a small engine automobile repair shop in Lone Elm after his return
to Missouri seven years ago. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Margaret
and Hubert Shemwell, Boonville; two brothers, Earl Pethan Jr., Aurora,
Colo., and Daniel Pethan, Prairie Home; two sisters, Patricia Campbell,
Boonville, and Kathleen Grindstaff, Licking; nine nieces and nephews and
four great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services
were at 11 a.m., Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Elmer
Schiefer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were
Steven Bryan, Gary Todd, Steve Huth, Mike Burke, Gary Lohse and Neil Sanders.
Memorials are suggested to the Clark's Fork Church Organ Fund.
Mrs. Eunice A. Seek
Mrs. Eunice Ann Seek, 76, Eldon, formerly of Tipton, died Saturday,
Sept. 25, 1999, at Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City. She was
born Aug. 1, 1923, in Sedalia, a daughter of Lester H. and Elsie Lee Perdue
McClure. She was married Aug. 1, 1945, in Kansas City, Kan., to Billy E.
Seek, who died June 22, 1968. Mrs. Seek was a homemaker and did volunteer
work. She attended the Methodist church. Survivors include two daughters,
Joyce Albin, Boonville, and Lauren Fox, Bowling Green, Ky.; four sons,
Billy M. Seek, Festus, Robert J. Seek, Eldon, Dr. Melvin M. Seek, Ocala,
Fla., and Kenneth G. Seek, Boneville, Ga.; two brothers, Jerry McClure,
Boonville, and Lee McClure, Waynesboro, Va.; 21 grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren. One daughter, Janice Keeley, preceded her in death.
Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Eldon United Methodist Church with
the Rev. Fred Smith officiating. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday
in Syracuse Cemetery, Syracuse, with burial under the direction of Phillips
Funeral Home, Eldon. Memorials are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Claud E. Parker
Claud E. Parker, 90, Clarksburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at
California Care Center in California. He was born April 29, 1909, in Cooper
County north of Clarksburg, the son of Charles Monroe and Ollie Mae Simms
Parker. He was married in February 1940 to Lula Evelyn James in California.
She preceded him in death. Mr. Parker was a self-employed mechanic and
welder, retiring in 1989 due to ill health. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are six sons, Jr. Parker with his wife, Linda, Charles Parker,
Leon Earl Parker and Robert Parker, all of Clarksburg, Larry Parker with
his wife, Sherry, Tipton, and Ed Parker with his wife, Gail, California;
three daughters, Alice Pate with her husband, Walter, and Dorothy George,
all of California, and Ruby Birdsong with her husband, William, of Horseshoe
Bend, Ark.; one brother, James R. Parker, Clarksburg; 21 grandchildren
and 22 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by three brothers,
Tom Parker, Willis Parker and Norman Parker. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday
at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Chapel in California. Burial was in Hickman
Cemetery south of Clarksburg with the Rev. Ivan Dameron officiating. Pallbearers
were Randy Parker, Phillip Schroeder, Thomas Parker, Larry James Parker,
Wesley George, Jimmy Pate, Carl Pate, Steven Pate, Christopher Parker and
Rusty Parker. The family suggests memorials to the Hickman Cemetery Fund,
P.O. Box 124, California, Mo. 65018, or a charity of the family's choice.
B. W. Meyer
B. W. Sapp Meyer, 86, Boonville and formerly of Bunceton, died Tuesday,
Sept. 21, 1999, at Lake View Nursing Home, Boonville. He was born June
5, 1913, at Pilot Grove, a son of Dan and Lucy Ann Daugherty Meyer. On
June 14, 1941, at Waynesville, he married Ruby Alice Mixer who died May
7, 1999. Mr. Meyer was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Bunceton Masonic
Lodge #456 and the Bunceton Lions Club. He worked for 30 years for the
Missouri State Highway Department, retiring in 1967. Surviving are two
sons, Larry Meyer, Bunceton, and Gary Meyer, Climax Springs; one sister,
Helen Eichelberger, Collinsville, Ill.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Bill Meyer; and one sister,
Ruby Livingston. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Meisenheimer
Funeral Home in Pilot Grove. Burial was in Bunceton Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers
were Ronnie Hurt, Darren Meyer, Roy Jeffries, Butch Larimore, Camron Cathey
and Bill Harned. The family suggests memorials to the Bunceton Masonic
James R. Williams
James R. Williams, 83, Clarksburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999,
at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born July 8,
1916, in Cooper County, a son of George Franklin and Pearl Mae Albin Williams.
He was married to Mathilda M. Rademann on March 2, 1947 in Lone Elm. She
died March 23, 1996. Mr. Williams was a lifetime livestock farmer. He was
a member of the Missouri Farmer Association, Polled Hereford Association
and the Red Angus Association. Surviving is one son, Richard Williams with
his wife, Kathryn, Tipton; four brothers, Porter Williams, Boonville, G.
F. Williams, Cheyenne, Wyo., Paul Williams, Bay City, Mich., and Victor
Williams, Bunceton; three sisters, Ada Harris, Sedalia, Alma Baughman,
Boonville, and Eula Fairfield, Fairfax, Va.; three granddaughters, Jennifer
Marie Williams, Katie Ann Williams and Rebecca Jo Williams, all of Tipton.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, George Lee Williams in 1924.
Services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Chapel
in California with the Rev. Ivan Dameron and the Rev. Peter Kurowski officiating.
Burial was in Hickman Cemetery south of Clarksburg. Pallbearers were Harold
Meyer, Dale Stahl, Sanford Rambo, Sam Blades, Alvin Meyer, Lloyd Winebrenner,
Dewey Yarnell and Jim Canton. Memorials may be made to the Hickman Cemetery
Fund, P.O. Box 124, California, Mo. 65018, or a charity of the family's
Mrs. Irene J. Friedmeyer
Mrs. Irene J. Friedmeyer, 87, California, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999,
in California. She was born July 8, 1912, in Stringtown, the daughter of
John J. and Katherine E. Horak Strobel. She was married to Arthur Martin
Friedmeyer on Nov. 15, 1931. He died July 20, 1991. Mrs. Friedmeyer owned
and worked at Friedmeyer's California Construction Supplies for many years.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, California, where she taught
Sunday School for more than 50 years, was a member of the Ladies Aid, Evening
Guild, Altar Guild and Lutheran Seniors. She was also a member of the Country
and Town Extension Club. Surviving are two sons, Norman Friedmeyer with
his wife, June, Plattsmouth, Neb., and Earl Friedmeyer with his wife, Marj,
California; one daughter, Doris Nothnagel, California; and one sister,
Milda Hagemeyer, California. She was also preceded in death by three brothers,
Clarence Strobel, Walter Strobel and William Strobel; two sisters, Flora
Kuester and Louise Bleich; and one son-in-law, Marvin Nothnagel. Services
were at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in California
with the Rev. Dr. Peter Kurowski officiating. Burial was in St. Paul's
Lutheran Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Jungmeyer, David Schubert,
David Bleich, Philip Hines, Virgil Myers and David Reed. Memorials may
be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Missions, 207 North Owen, California,
Mo.. 65018, or First Lutheran Church, 1025 Avenue D. Plattsmouth, Neb.
64048. Arrangements were under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral
Myron Allen Scafe
Myron Allen Scafe, 67, Otterville, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999,
at University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics, Columbia. He was born
Sept. 18, 1932, at Waterford, Mich., a son of Caleb and Edith Bailey Scafe.
On May 21, 1954, in Topeka, Kan., he married Betty Jane Shaw who died July
2, 1984. Mr. Scafe retired Dec. 31, 1972 as a technical sergeant after
a 20-year career with the United States Air Force. He served three tours
of duty in Vietnam, Greenland and Thailand. He was a mail carrier in Otterville
for 10 years until 1990. He was a member of Otterville American Legion
Post 84. Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Walje, Otterville, and Julie
Olson, Pilot Grove; one son, David Scafe, Sedalia; one brother, Gale Scafe,
and six sisters, Virginia Betts, Esther Van Cleek, Edna Walker, Margaret
Sattler, Gertrude King and Arlene Suddeth, all of whom reside in the state
of Michigan; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services
were at 10 a.m. Saturday at Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Otterville with
the Rev. Farrie Cole officiating. Burial was in New Lebanon Cemetery near
Otterville. Pallbearers were Sam Tuck, Cecil Bohon, Bud Cooney, Lyle Aggeler,
Eugene Walje and Bob Gooch. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Jackson,
Dusty Ensley and Joe Moody. The family suggests memorial contributions
to the American Cancer Society.
Harry Meyer Jr.
Harry "Bill" Meyer Jr., 72, Otterville, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000,
at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics-Columbia. He was born
June 12, 1927, near Syracuse, a son of Harry McKenzie and Gladys Wilda
Hirst Meyer. On Jan. 6, 1962, at Sedalia, he married Dixie Kruse who survives
of the home. Mr. Meyer was a truck driver and a farmer. He lived all his
life in the Syracuse and Otterville community. He was the founder of the
Otterville Card Club. Also surviving are five sons, Billy Joe Meyer and
his wife, Elsie, California, Harvey Ellis Meyer and his wife, Mae, Sedalia,
John Meyer and his wife, Marilyn, Otterville, James Robert Meyer and his
wife, Rhonda, and Robert Meyer, all of Otterville; five daugthers, Wilda
Romig and her husband, Lenny, and Ellen Twyman and her husband, John, all
of Syracuse, Betty Sleeper and Lynn Welton, both of Sedalia, and Lisa Dowdy
and her husband, George, Otterville; two brothers, Harold Meyer, Pembroke,
Ky., and Herb Meyer, Otterville; 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. and the family will receive visitors between
6 and 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2 at First Baptist Church of Otteville. Funeral
services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Otterville
with the Rev. Farrie Cole officiating. Pallbearers will be Cecil Bohon,
Don Wolthuis, Frank Wessing, E. H. Fowler, Mark Cole, Bud Cooney, Eddie
Thomas, Bill Deuschle and LaVern Schoen. The body will be cremated. The
family suggests memorial contributions to Providence Baptist Church, Highway
135, Smithton. Arrangements are under the direction of Meisenheimer Funeral
Harold R. Simmers
Harold Ray Simmers, 53, California, formerly of Clarksburg, died Tuesday,
Feb. 22, 2000, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was
born Sept. 16, 1947, in Boonville, the son of Truman L. and Rosie Katherine
McDaniel Simmers. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church near Clarksburg,
and a 1966 graduate of Tipton High School. Surviving is one brother, Robert
Simmers with his wife, Margaret, Clarksburg; and three nieces. In addition
to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Vera Bowen. Funeral
services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services
with the Rev. Ivan Dameron officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
near Clarksburg. Pallbearers were Robert Potter, Troy Potter, Bobby Klein,
Philip Birdsong, Greg Bolinger and Tony Bolinger. Memorials are suggested
to a charity of the donor's choice or the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Fund in
care of Dean Birdsong, 27626 Highway H, Clarksburg, Mo. 65025.
John E. Phelps
John E. Phelps, 84, formerly of Tipton, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Capital
Health Care Center in Jefferson City. He was born Jan. 12, 1916 in St.
Louis, a son of John E. and Isabelle Jane Williamson Phelps. On Sept. 15,
1939, in St. Louis, he married Mary Lee Chambers Phelps. Phelps lived most
of his life in St. Louis. He was self employed in the St. Louis community
before moving to Tipton in 1989. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
are two daughters, Sandra Lynn Sturnader, Iola, Texas, and Nancy Lee Halaney,
Houston, Texas; one sister, Janice E. Woolsey, Herculaneum; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25 at Meisenheimer-Griswold
Funeral Home with the Rev. J. D. Cooper officiating. Burial was in the
Masonic Cemetery at Tipton. Pallbearers were Elmer Miller, Bill Dawson,
Dean Kasper and Richard Robertson.
Merlin Lewis, 82, Boonville, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Cooper
County Memorial Hospital, Boonville. He was born April 25, 1917, in Tipton,
a son of Edward and Ada Lewis. He married Alfreda Miles on June 16, 1954
in Speed. She survives. Mr. Lewis was a veteran of World War II. Also surviving
are two sons, Mern Lewis, Boonville, and Maurice Miles, Moberly; four daughters,
Darlene Jackson, Cindy Lewis, Tina Lewis and Sharon Lewis, all of Boonville;
one brother, James Lewis, Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Omega Crockett, Boonville;
16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by three brothers, four sisters and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29 at the H.T. May &
Son Funeral Home in Boonville with the Rev. Dale Hopkins officiating. Burial
was in the Bunceton Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Dewey Jackson, Rusty
Jackson, Tyrese Duncan, Tyrone Jackson, Steven Warrick and Frank Wilson.
Mrs. Sophia E. Leis
Mrs. Sophia E. Schreck Leis, Garden Plain, Kan., 100, died Feb. 4,
2000, at Wichita, Kan. She was born Sept. 19, 1899, at Tipton, the daughter
of Anton and Josephine Beeten Schreck. On Sept. 26, 1915 she married George
P. Leis at Garden Plain. He preceded her in death. A longtime Garden Plain
resident, Mrs. Leis was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic
Church and the Altar Society, both at Garden Plain. Surviving are eight
sons, Don Leis, Ron Leis, Dave Leis and Les Leis, all of Garden Plain,
James Leis, Miami, Fla., Gerald Leis, Kingman, and Ken Leis and Dan Leis,
both of Wichita; two daughters, Markita Terhune and Lois Jean Timmermeyer,
both of Wichita; 53 grandchildren, 120-great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by four sons, Quintin Leis, Vernon Leis,
Jerome Leis and George Leis Jr.; and a daughter, Eileen Murray. Funeral
services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7 at St. Anthony Church with Father
Philip Allen officiating. Burial was in St. Anthony Cemetery at Garden
Plain. Arrangements were under the direction of Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Garden
Alfred H. Schaffer
Alfred H. Schaffer, 73, Holts Summit, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at
his home. He was born Aug. 21, 1926, in St. Anthony, a son of Conrad H.
and Hilda Lueckenotte Schaffer. He was married May 18, 1948, in St. Elizabeth,
to Henrietta M. Holtmeyer, who survives at the home. A lifelong resident
of Central Missouri, Mr. Schaffer attended school in St. Anthony. He served
in the U. S. Army during World War II, and was a past member of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars. He was employed as a heavy-equipment operator with Mid-State
Waste for more than 50 years. Also surviving are five sons, Conrad Schaffer,
Columbia, Eugene Schaffer and Alfred Schaffer Jr., both of Fulton, and
Charles Schaffer and Alvin Schaffer, both of Jefferson City; six daughters,
Mildred Buehrlen, Belle, Bernadine Ousley, Russellville, Louella Stuart,
Fulton, Johnetta Smith, Clarksburg, Melissa Brinker, Washington, and Kimberly
Rosenberg, Jefferson City; two sisters, Elizabeth Scheulen and Rosa May
Howard, both of Meta; 33 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A son,
Marcus Schaffer, died April 15, 1951. Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday
in the Freeman Chapel with the Rev. Guy Thomas officiating. Graveside services
and burial with military honors were at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens, Jefferson