|WILBUR ELWOOD GRIDER
Funeral services were held Feb. 28  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
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  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
Mr. Smith died March 2  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
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
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  in Austin.
Her services were held at Kempner Cemetery with pastor Joda Weston
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
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.
Graveside services were held March 29  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
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.
Memorial services were held March 26  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
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  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
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  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
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
Mr. Sturm died April 19  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
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  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
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
Mr. Luper died Dec. 8  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
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.
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  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.
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
Mr. Fisher died Dec. 5  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.
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  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.
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  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
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.
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  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
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.
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  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
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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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
He died March 15  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
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.
Jack Louis Kinn, 62, of Kempner, died March 18  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.
Private family services will be held for Barbara Osborn, 69, of Kempner.
She died March 16  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
Survivors include her husband, of Kempner; son John M. Osborn of Hutto;
daughter Linda A. Toves of Harker Heights; brother George L. Lamphers of
Memorials can be made to the charity of the giver’s choice.
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove was in charge of arrangements.
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  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
Memorials can be made to Billy Graham, P.O. Box 779, Minneapolis, MN
Funeral services for Annie “Ruth” Keen, 72, of Kempner, were held March
19  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
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.