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WILBUR ELWOOD GRIDER 
Funeral services were held Feb. 28 [2001] for Wilbur Elwood Grider, 86, of Kempner. 
Mr. Grider died in Temple Feb. 24. 
Burial was in Copperas Cove City Cemetery following the private services. 
Mr. Grider was born Aug. 29, 1914, in Paso Robbles, Calif., where he was raised and educated. He joined the U.S. Army and served during World War II, earning the Purple Heart. 
He worked for many years for Lockheed Aircraft in California and moved to Kempner more than seven years ago. He was a member of the VFW and was a Protestant. 
Survivors include two sons, Gerald Grider of McAlister, Okla., and Dennis Grider of Barstow, Calif.; a daughter, Mary White of Lancaster, Calif.; a sister, Ellen Moxley of Oregon; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 
Memorials may be made to the Wilbur E. Grider Memorial Fund at First Texas Bank, Cove Terrace Shopping Center in Copperas Cove, account 4334645. 

JOHN ERNEST KATTNER 
Funeral services were held March 3 [2001] for John Ernest Kattner, 76, of Temple, formerly of Copperas Cove. 
Mr. Kattner died Feb. 28 in a Temple nursing home. 
Services were held at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel and burial was in Copperas Cove City Cemetery. 
Mr. Kattner was born July 2, 1924, to John and Hulda Kattner in Copperas Cove, where he was raised and educated. He worked in farming, then was employed for more than 30 years by Nelson-David Food Distribution Warehouse, later known as Flemming Food Distribution, in Austin. 
Through the years, he lived in Copperas Cove, Round Rock and Temple. 
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Round Rock. 
He is survived by a brother, Floyd Kattner of Copperas Cove. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters. 

FLOYD ELZA SMITH SR. 
Funeral services were held Monday for Floyd Elza Smith Sr., 66, of Kempner. 
Mr. Smith died March 2 [2001] at a Lampasas nursing home. 
Services were held at Briggs Gamel Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Andy Papson of Oak Hill Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery in Oakalla. 
Mr. Smith was born Nov. 10, 1934, in Oakalla to Floyd A and Emma Sartor Smith. He married Lila Petty Feb. 20, 1954, in Lampasas. 
He worked as a rancher and in computer systems for IBM and was a volunteer fireman in Oakalla, named in 2000 as fireman of the year by the volunteer department. 
He was a member of the Mt. Hareb Lodge in Mahomet, the Farm Bureau, Shriners, IBM Quarter Century Club, Scottish Rite and the Oakalla Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. 
Survivors include his wife of Kempner; two sons, James Smith of Oakalla and Floyd Smith Jr. of Burleson, and three grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
Memorials may be sent to Smith Cemetery Association, care of First State Bank of Burnet, P.O. Box 1296, Lampasas, Oakalla Volunteer Fire Department or Vista Care Hospice. 

KATHRYN I. KRIMBEL 
Graveside services were held Wednesday for Kathryn Ingrid Krimbel, 70, of Kempner. 
Mrs. Krimbel died March 2 [2001] in Austin. 
Her services were held at Kempner Cemetery with pastor Joda Weston officiating. 
Mrs. Krimbel was born July 3, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., where she was raised and educated. She was graduated in 1947 from high school, then attended business college. 
She married Frank L. Krimbel and was a homemaker. 
Survivors include two daughters, Cathy White of Kempner and Connie Krimbel of North Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Nils Anderson of Loganville, Ga., and a grandchild. 
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2000.

JANICE BURNES 
Graveside services were held March 29 [2001] for Janice Burnes, 57, of Kempner. 
Mrs. Burnes died at her home March 27. 
Services were held at Midway Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Mayer officiating. North’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Mrs. Burnes was born to Margaret Betterton and Charles Day in Gorman, where she was raised and educated. She graduated from Gorman High School and attended Tarleton College. 
She married Sam Burnes July 24, 1964, and graduated from McMurray College in 1966. 
Mrs. Burnes began her teaching career in Ranger and taught in the West Hardin, Kountz, Kaufman, Bay City and Palacios school districts, earning a master of education from Sam Houston State University along the way. 
She spent a year with the Abilene Regional Council on Drugs and Alcohol from 1999 to 2000. 
At the time of her death, she was teaching special education at C.R. Clements Intermediate School in Copperas Cove. 
Survivors include her husband of Kempner; two sons, Conan Burnes of Waco and Samuel Burnes of Levelland; a brother, Bill Day of Dallas, and a sister, Joan Butler of Gorman. 

GLEE CLAWSON 
Memorial services were held March 26 [2001] for Glee Clawson Robertson, 79, of Irving. 
Mrs. Robertson died March 23 at her home after a long battle with cancer. 
Services were held at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home with Judge J.F. Clawson and Chaplain Paul Glenn officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. 
Mrs. Robertson was born April 3, 1921, in Flat. She was graduated from Flat High School, Southwest Texas State University and North Texas State University. She began a teaching career in districts in Irving, Moffat, San Marcos, Moody and O’Donnell. 
During World War II, she met and married Choyce Robertson and worked in the war industry in San Diego. 
Survivors include two daughters, Patti Richardson and Cyndi Holt, both of the Dallas area; her husband of Irving; two sisters, Grace Boccieri of Irving and Nova Festervan of San Marcos; three brothers, Gayle Clawson of Temple, J.F. Clawson of Temple and Ray Clawson of Gatesville; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
She was preceded in death by a brother. 

BRELAN BENOIT LOFTON 
Memorial services were held April 3 [2001] for Brelan Benoit Lofton, 69, of Copperas Cove. 
Mr. Lofton died April 1 at his home. 
Services were held at the First Assembly of God Church with pastor Mark Kelsay officiating. The body was cremated. 
Mr. Lofton was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Gilbert, La., where he was raised and educated. He married Sherlie Ann Boone May 26, 1957, in Gilbert. 
He served from 1952 to 1954 in the U.S. Army during Korea, then enlisted in the regular Army in 1956 as a combat engineer. He served in Vietnam and retired in 1983 at Ft. Hood. 
From 1986 to 1999, he worked in range control at Ft. Hood and at Dominos Pizza. 
He was a member of the First Assembly of God. 
Survivors include three sons, Brelan Lofton Jr., Timothy Lofton and Brian Lofton, all of Copperas Cove; two daughters, Tina Hawkes of Copperas Cove and Deana Remick of Kempner; a brother, Jack Lofton of Monterey, La.; a sister, Gaye Boone of Wisner, La., and six grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers. 
While in the Army, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, Korean Presidential Unit award, U.N. Service Medal, seven Army Commendation Medals and the Vietnam Service Medal. 

ARA DORSEY POWELL 
Funeral services were held Tuesday for Ara Dorsey Powell, 98, of Temple. 
Mrs. Powell died April 1 [2001] at her home. 
Services were held at Scott’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Harkrider officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery. 
Mrs. Powell was born April 23, 1903, to William and Frances Dee Shultz Dorsey in Coryell County. She married Jefferson Powell Nov. 14, 1920, and the couple moved to the Friendship Community before moving to Killeen in 1942. 
She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Temple, where she was active in Sunday school classes as a teacher and class officer. 
Her hobbies included quilting and working in her garden. 
Survivors include a son, Cecil Powell of Copperas Cove; two daughters, Wilma Massey of Temple and Melba Moore of Clifton; two sisters, Mary Powell and Roxie Logan, both of Gatesville; a brother, Cecil Dorsey, Gatesville; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and two sisters. 
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 1401 West Central in Temple or an organization of choice.

PAUL EDWARD STURM 
Funeral services were held Monday for Paul Edward Sturm, 69, of Copperas Cove. 
Mr. Sturm died April 19 [2001] in Killeen. 
Services were held at Hillside Evangelical Methodist Church with the pastor, Russell Cochran, officiating. Burial was at Killeen Memorial Park with full military honors. 
Mr. Sturm was born April 16, 1931, in Illmo, Mo., where he was raised and educated. He joined the U.S. Army, serving for more than 26 years, including the Korean Conflict. 
He married Eva Watson June 12, 1952, in DeRidder, La., and moved to Copperas Cove in 1969. 
Mr. Sturm retired from the Army as a sergeant first class and attended Central Texas College, where he received certification in refrigeration and air conditioning repair. 
He was employed by PECO Enterprises and TECOM on Fort Hood until his retirement. 
Mr. Sturm was a member of Hillside Evangelical Methodist and served on the board of trustees. 
Survivors include his wife of Copperas Cove; a son, Larry Sturm of Madison, Wisc.; a daughter, Marion Paine of Killeen; two brothers, Hubert Sturm of Godfrey, Ill., and Carl Sturm of Fallon, Ill.; a sister, Eauilu Kelly of Robbinsdale, Minn.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister. 
Memorials may be given to the church, 2602 So. FM 116, Copperas Cove. 
While in the Army, he was awarded National Defense Service Medal, UN Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Army Occupation Medal, combat infantryman badge, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation and Good Conduct Medal. 

PERFECTO T. QUEMUEL 
Funeral services were held April 28 for Perfecto Tirona Quemuel, 45, of Copperas Cove. 
Mr. Quemuel died April 24 [2001] at his home. 
Services were held at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father William Donahue officiating. The body was cremated. 
Mr. Quemuel was born April 18, 1956, in the Philippines, where he was raised and educated. 
He spent 10 years in the U.S. Army and then served as manager of Pistol Pete’s Pizza in Killeen. He worked for Tenneco Packaging at Mobile Chemicals. 
He married Arlene Vinluan May 13, 1983,in Cavita, Philippines. 
Survivors include his wife of Copperas Cove; his mother, Herminia Quemuel of the Philippines; two brothers, Ernesto Quemuel of Redmond, Wash., and Arsenio Quemuel of Everett, Wash., and two sisters, Ofelia Quemuel of the Philippines and Julieta Toledo of San Diego, Calif. 
He was preceded in death by his father. 
While in the Army, he earned an Army commendation medal, achievement medal, good conduct medal, National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

Luper 
Funeral services for retired 1st Sgt. Steven Gary Luper, 51, of Copperas Cove were held Dec. 12 at the First Baptist Church of Copperas Cove, with Rev. Mark Kemp and Rev. Dar Evans officiating. Burial followed at Killeen Memorial Park. 
Mr. Luper died Dec. 8 [2001] at a Harker Heights nursing home. 
He was born April 20, 1950, in Moses Lake, Wash. He was raised and educated in San Diego, Calif. 
Luper retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service Nov. 30, 1989. He then served as Chief, Mobilization Division, Office of the Adjutant General, III Corps at Ft. Hood. 
Luper received the Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal, a Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with six oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement medal with one oak leaf cluster, Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze service stars, NCO Professional Development Ribbon numeral three, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon numeral three, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with palm and the Expert Badge in rifle, pistol and tank weapons. 
Luper was a member of the First Baptist Church of Copperas Cove, American Legion post 582 and DAV of Copperas Cove. 
He is survived by his wife Marie Luper of Copperas Cove; sons Bob Luper of Leander and Ryan Luper of Copperas Cove; parents Burl and Margaret Luper of Copperas Cove; brother Randy Luper of Monticello, Ark.; and one grandchild. 
Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 300 W. Ave. B, Copperas Cove, Texas, 76522 or Vista Care Hospice, 819 A. 5th St., Temple, Texas, 76504. 
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove was in charge of arrangements. 

Smith 
Funeral services for Susan Adeline Carpenter Smith, 96, of Gatesville were held Dec. 6 at West Main Church of Christ in Gatesville. Burial followed at Slater Cemetery near Gatesville. 
She died Dec. 3 [2001] in a local hospital. 
Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 5, 1905, to Coryell County pioneers Jim D. and Auora (Smith) Carpenter who settled here in 1891. She married Robert Lee Smith Jan. 27, 1940 and they lived in the Slater community all their married lives where they farmed and ranched. 
After her husband’s death in 1972, she moved to Gatesville where she was active in the West Main Church of Christ and the Senior Citizens where she did artwork. 
She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Auora Carpenter; husband Robert Smith; sisters Montry Herring, Lena Brown, Mary Martin and Emma Irish; and brothers Asa, David, Horace, Ralph and Jim Carpenter. 
She is survived by daughter Linda Susan Parks of Gatesville and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Nephews served as pallbearers. 
Scott’s Funeral Home of Gatesville was in charge of arrangements. 

Fisher 
Funeral services for Robert Thomas Fisher, 87, of Gatesville were held Dec. 8 at Scott’s Funeral Home in Gatesville, with Rev. Tommy Anthony and Rev. Hollis Yeilding officiating. Burial followed at Restland Cemetery in Gatesville. 
Mr. Fisher died Dec. 5 [2001] in McGregor. 
He was born Nov. 19, 1914, in Hanover. When he was three years old, he came to the Mountain Community of Coryell County with his parents, the late Dallas and Rebecca Loer Fisher. He was raised and educated in the Mountain Community. He married the former Miss Leta A. Collard Nov. 1, 1936, and they made their home in Coryell County all their lives. She preceded him in death Aug. 8, 2000. 
He was a farmer all of his life and he also worked for the Gatesville State School for Boys for 17 years, retiring in 1973. He was a member of the Live Oak Baptist Church. 
He is survived by daughters Roberta Bruton and Frances Cuevas of Gatesville; son Charles Fisher of Venus; sisters Beatrice Hartis of Farris and Eunice Dudark of Gatesville; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers were Jerry Don Fisher, Jim Dudark, Tom Dudark, Bill Dudark, Bobby Lowrey, Johnny DeLord, Steve Howard, Millard Sanders, David Hopson and Charles Freleich. 
Memorials can be given to the Gatesville Garden Club c/o Mrs. Nell Zeigler, 3190 CR 267, Oglesby, Texas, 76561. 

Fieseler 
Funeral services for Cyril Robert (Scooter) Fieseler, 75, of Jonesboro were held Dec. 8 at Scott’s Funeral Home in Gatesville. Burial followed at Post Oak Cemetery. 
Mr. Fieseler died Dec. 5 [2001] at an Austin hospital. 
He was born May 4, 1926, to Louis and Maude Fieseler in Plainview. He ran the projector for the movie houses in Gatesville during World War II. He retired as the general manager of Barnes Lumberyard in Hamilton. 
He is survived by his wife Peggy of Jonesboro; sons Ron Fieseler of Austin, Roger Fieseler of Lander, Wyo. and Terry Fieseler of Rocksprings, Wyo.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends. 

Burchett 
Funeral services for Charles Kermit Burchett, 62, of Longview, formerly of Gatesville, were held Dec. 9 at Scott’s Funeral Home in Gatesville, with Rick Cobb officiating. Burial followed at Restland Cemetery in Gatesville. 
Mr. Burchett died Dec. 6 [2001] at his home in Longview. 
He was born Aug. 8, 1939, in Gatesville. His family moved to Baytown in June 1948 and he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1957. His primary interest in high school was football. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy, Lee Junior College, Lamar University and Abilene Christian College on a football scholarship and received a Bachelor of Science from ACC in 1961. 
He worked in the computer industry. He worked for IBM and then was self-employed for over 20 years with his own computer company. During the past year, he worked for Cingular Wireless. 

Smart 
Funeral services for retired lieutenant colonel William Edward Smart, 69, of Copperas Cove were held Dec. 12 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove. 
Mr. Smart died Dec. 7 [2001] in a Killeen hospital. 
He was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Chicago, Ill. where he was raised and educated. He was a graduate of Loyola University with two masters degrees. 
He joined the U.S. Army in 1954. He is a veteran of the Korean War, Lebanon action of 1958 and the Vietnam War, retiring in 1976. 
Smart received the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf clusters, a Purple Heart with oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf clusters, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf clusters, Army Occupation Medal (Korea), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze service stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Small Arms Marksman Ribbon, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachute Badge and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. 
He was also the principal at St. Joseph Catholic School in Killeen from 1975-1979. He was then a counselor for the Youth Service Bureau in Killeen from 1979-1983. 
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and American Legion and Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove. 
He married Daisy Martin May 6, 1956, in Colorado Springs, Colo. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Keith and George Smart. 
He is survived by his wife Daisy Smart of Copperas Cove; daughters Kimberly Shahnry of Lampasas, Catherine Ankenbauer of Fort Hood and Dorothy Welte of Lake Jackson; brother Michael Smart of Round Lake, Ill.; sisters Collette Smart and Susan Victorine of Naperville, Ill.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association, Co-Bel Division, 1001 Kathey Dr., Killeen, Texas, 76542. 

Cassell 
Funeral services for retired Sgt. 1st Class John Joseph Cassell Jr., 73, of Nolanville were held Jan. 26 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Copperas Cove. 
Cassell died Jan. 22 [2002] in a Temple hospital. 
He was born Nov. 26, 1928, in Sarah Ann, W. Va. He was raised and educated in Raleigh County, W. Va., attending Columbia Bible College in Charlotte, N.C., and Beckley College in Beckley, W. Va. 
He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, retiring in 1969 with over 23 years of service. His awards include National Defense Service medal with oak leaf cluster; Air Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze service stars; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Good Conduct Medal with bronze clasp and four loops; Distinguished Unit citation; and Valorous Unit award. 
He worked for the Texas Department of Corrections as a correctional officer for 10 years. 
He married Doris Ann Blaylock Nov. 30, 1954, in Eunice, W. Va. 
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. 
He is survived by his wife Doris Ann Cassell of Nolanville; sons John Joseph Cassell III of Litchfield, N.H., Jeffrey Lynn Cassell of Copperas Cove, Christopher Scott Cassell of Killeen and Patrick Kevin Cassell of Nolanville; daughters Sandy Henze of Southlake and Stephanie Ann Turland of Killeen; mother Julia Catherine Cassell of Alkol, W. Va.; brother Lawrence Cassell of Cleveland, Ohio; sisters Virginia Adkins of Alkol, W. Va., Patricia Hall of Columbus, Ohio, Judy Cassell of Cleveland, Ohio, Catherine Bair of Brunswick, Ohio, Toni Hatcher of Hinton, W. Va., and Mary Susan Cassell of Beckley, W. Va.; and nine grandchildren. 
Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association, 1001 Kathey Drive, Killeen, Texas, 76542. 

Hyman 
Graveside services for infant Rodric Louis Hyman of Irving were held Jan. 26 at Copperas Cove City Cemetery with Pastor Mark Kemp officiating. 
Rodric died Jan. 21 [2002] at his home. 
He was born Dec. 21, 2001, in Dallas to Omar and Cheryl Hyman of Irving. 
He is survived by his parents; maternal grandparents Gary and Toyomi Sallinger of Copperas Cove; and paternal grandparents Kenneth and Janice Hyman of Copperas Cove. 
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove was in charge of arrangements. 

Foley 
Funeral services for Hazel Orlena Foley, 53, of Copperas Cove were held Jan. 29 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Copperas Cove. Burial followed at Copperas Cove City Cemetery. 
Foley died Jan. 25 [2002] in a Killeen hospital. 
She was born Jan. 13, 1939, in Cold Springs, N.Y. She was raised and educated in Jackson, Mich., and Corry, Pa. She attended West High School in Jackson, Mich. 
She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 8577 in Copperas Cove. She was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Copperas Cove. 
She is survived by her husband John Merle Foley of Copperas Cove; sons Virgil D. Cox of Copperas Cove and Anthony C. Foley of Enid, Okla.; sisters Greeta Parker of Jamestown, N.Y., Ester Kasoirek of Strasburg, Va. and Joann Rhodes of Macomb, Ill.; and one grandchild. 

Reece 
Funeral services for Freddie Joseph Reece, 61, of Copperas Cove were held Jan. 28 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Copperas Cove. Burial with military honors followed at Killeen Memorial Park in Killeen. 
Reece died Jan. 23 [2002] at his residence. 
He was born June 14, 1940, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was raised and educated in Kentucky and Cincinnati. He attended Central Texas College. 
He was in the U.S. Army from 1957-1977, retiring as sergant first class with two tours in Vietnam (1966-67 and 1968-69). He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal; Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm; Valorous Unit Award; and the Expert Pistol and Rifle badges. 
He married Paula Maria Grasburger Sept. 5, 1963, in Augsburg, Germany. He was a member of the American Legion of Copperas Cove. He was also a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He lived here since July 4, 1975. 
He was preceded in death by his brothers Narvel and Eddie Reece. 
He is survived by his wife Paula Maria Reece of Copperas Cove and son Robert Fitzgerald Reece of Richardson. 
Memorials can be made to Second Chance Animal Shelter, 5501 Clear Creek in Killeen, Texas 76549.

Cline 
Funeral services for Christopher Allen Cline, 11, of Harker Heights, were held March 19 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove, with Father Donahue officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Nolanville. 
He died March 15 [2002] in Temple. 
Christopher was born Jan. 17, 1991, in Fort Worth. He was a fifth-grader at Nolanville Elementary School and was a member of the school’s chess club. 
Survivors include his parents, Charles and Teresa Cline of Harker Heights; brother Charles Michael Cline of Harker Heights; and grandparents Kathy Mitchell of Copperas Cove and Trudi (Oma) Cline of Harker Heights. 
Memorial accounts have been set up at all National Bank branches. 
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Kinn 
Jack Louis Kinn, 62, of Kempner, died March 18 [2002] at home. He requested that no services be held. His body was to be cremated. 
Kinn was born Jan. 12, 1940, in Baltimore, Md. He retired from the Army with 20 years of service and was also on the faculty at Central Texas College for 20 years. Kinn lived in this area since 1977. 
Survivors include wife Betty Kinn of Kempner; son Dwight Kinn of Copperas Cove; daughter Sandra Kinn Burks of Georgetown; sister Kathy Broda of Baltimore, Md.; stepfather Frank Lind of Ocean City, Md.; and four grandchildren. 
Memorials can be made to the ALS Association, South Texas Chapter, 6800 Pack Ten Blvd, Suite 220N, San Antonio, TX 78213, or Vista Care Hospice, 819 S. 5th St., Temple, TX 76504. 
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove was in charge of arrangements. 

Osborn 
Private family services will be held for Barbara Osborn, 69, of Kempner. She died March 16 [2002] at home. Her body was to be cremated. 
Osborn was born Feb. 26, 1933, in Cranston, R.I. She trained as a licensed practical nurse at Massachusettes General Hospital in Boston, Mass., and retired from Marium Hospital in Providence, R.I., in 1963. 
Osborn married Phillip Osborn on April 6, 1963. She lived in this area since 1976. 
Survivors include her husband, of Kempner; son John M. Osborn of Hutto; daughter Linda A. Toves of Harker Heights; brother George L. Lamphers of Landsdale, Pa. 
Memorials can be made to the charity of the giver’s choice. 
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove was in charge of arrangements. 

Byorum 
Funeral services for retired Army Col. Henry M. Byorum, 87, of Copperas Cove, are at 10 a.m. today at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Copperas Cove, with Rev. Mark Kemp officiating. 
Byorum died March 16 [2002] at home. His body will be cremated and interred at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., with full military honors. 
Byorum was born March 28, 1914, in Minot, S.D., to H.E. and Hazel M. Byorum. He attended public schools in Minot and graduated from Minot High in 1933. He was also a graduate of Minot State University. 
Byorum married Martha Olson of Williston, N.D., in May 1937. She preceded him in death in January 1987. 
Byorum served in the Army from 1940-1966. His last assignment was as chief of staff for the U.S. mission in Iran, where he was assigned to train all armored forces in Iran. 
He then worked from 1966-79 as the Minot State University representative at the Base Education Office at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. 
His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany and Japan), National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and Presidential Unit Citation. 
Byorum married the former Jimmie Heaton in 1990. He was of the Protestant faith and had lived in this area since 1983. 
Survivors include wife Jimmie H. Byorum of Copperas Cove; son Henry E. Byorum of Sebastopol, Calif.; daughter Kathlenn A. Crane of Copperas Cove; brother Glenn Byorum of Bettendorf, Iowa; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 
Memorials can be made to Billy Graham, P.O. Box 779, Minneapolis, MN 55440. 

Keen 
Funeral services for Annie “Ruth” Keen, 72, of Kempner, were held March 19 [2002] at Briggs Gamel Funeral Home Chapel in Lampasas, with Rev. Jerry Perkins officiating. Burial followed at Smith-School Creek Cemetery in Lampasas County. 
Keen died at home March 16. 
She was born Feb. 23, 1930, in Hope, to Andrew Warren Dorris and Myrtle York Dorris. She married John Keen on March 4, 1961, in Port Lavaca. 
Keen was a homemaker and also worked for 12 years at the Lampasas Manor Nursing Home in Lampasas. She had lived in this area since 1970 and was a member of the Robertson Avenue Baptist Church in Cove since 1971. 
Keen was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters. 
Survivors include her husband; sons Bryan Keen of Lampasas, Johnny L. Keen of Kempner and Nick Keen of Gatesville; daughters Diana Stephenson of Lampasas, Mary Marshall of Tomball; brother Charles Clinton Dorris of El Campo; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
The family request donations to the American Cancer Society. 


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