Catherine Chapman Heller, 49, of Sallisaw, Okla., formerly of Columbia, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 W. Business Loop 70. Burial will be in the Columbia Cemetery.
Catherine was born Dec. 23, 1952, in Wickford, R.I. to Robert William and Marion Shea Chapman. She had worked as the director of medical records at Sequoyah Memorial Hospital in Sallisaw, Okla.
Survivors include a son, John Scott Long (Ft. Smith, AK); two grandsons; three brothers, Dennis Chapman (Falls Church VA), John Chapman (Gurneyville CA), and Jim Chapman (Hermitage TN). She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Bobby William Chapman.
Jane Whiteley Milliken, 52, of Columbia passed away Sunday, March 19, 2006, at University Hospital.
A memorial gathering will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
She was born June 10, 1953, in Columbia to Charles and Gertrude Milliken.
Jane received a master’s degree in social work. She worked with and helped many people through her experience and knowledge. She will be remembered as a devoted mother and someone who could always make you laugh.
Jane is survived by her father, Charles, and stepmother, Nancy, of St. Louis; and one daughter, Sarah Marcis of Richmond, Va.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Gertrude; one brother, Richard Milliken; and her grandparents, Fred and Ann Whiteley.
Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Dorcas Louise Wenger, 57, of Versailles went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born July 19, 1953, in Jefferson City, the daughter of Charles and Virginia Buffington, and was raised in Tebbetts. On Aug. 13, 1988, she married Daniel Wayne Wenger, who survives of the home. She worked for Miller County Special Services and Burrell Center of Versailles as a community integrator. She enjoyed spending time with family, spoiling her grandchildren, reading, singing, following politics, and cheering for the Cardinals baseball and Versailles Tiger football teams. She was an active member of Bethel Mennonite Church in Fortuna, where she participated in and led many ministry activities such as Bible school, music, drama, and Sunday school. She had a passion for life, living each day loving others and her Lord and Savior.
In addition to her husband Danny, she is survived by her son Ryan Henry, his wife Mandy, and their children Paige, Zach, and Alyssa, of Jefferson City; her daughter Erica Baldwin and her husband Steve of Raleigh, N.C.; and her son Dane of the home. She is also survived by her mother Virginia (Welty) Buffington of Jefferson City. Other survivors are brothers Wes Buffington of Springfield; Jim Buffington and his wife Mary Anne of Mokane; Don Buffington and his wife Sharon of Jefferson City; Terry Buffington of Phoenix, Arizona; Randy Buffington and wife Deanna of Lee's Summit; and Mark Buffington and wife Dianne of Mexico; and many other friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Steven Duane Henry, in 1983; her father Charles William Buffington in 2006; and brother, William Ray Buffington in 1955.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 2:00 p.m., at the Bethel Mennonite Church. Interment will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive loved ones and friends during visitation at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to Bethel Mennonite Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com on September 23, 2010
Published in the Columbia Tribune on Thursday, December 29, 2005
Cynthia Perkins, 52, of Prairie Home died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at her home. Services, conducted by Everett Perkins, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
She was born Feb. 22, 1953, in Henderson, Kentucky to Charles J. and Rosalie Thompson. She married George Perkins on May 14, 1983, in Columbia. She was a 1972 graduate of Hickman High School. She formerly owned Lari’s Flowers. Cynthia loved her five cats and two dogs dearly. She enjoyed the outdoors and fishing.
Survivors include her husband, George Perkins of Prairie Home; her mother, Rosalie Thompson of Lake St. Louis; two sisters, Jeane Anne Meadows of O’Fallon and Sharon L. Thompson of Springfield; and two nephews, John Thompson of Lake St. Louis and Kevin Meadows of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles J. Thompson. Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation or the World Wildlife Fund.
Published in the Columbia Daily Tribune Thursday, December 16, 2010
Helen Louise (Smith) Burnham, 57, passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at her home in Columbia due to complications associated with pancreatic cancer. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the Missouri United Methodist Church. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Parker Funeral Service.
Helen was born Jan. 4, 1953, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Dr. J. Ned and Mary D. Smith. She married William J. Burnham on Aug. 18, 1973, in Columbia. Helen grew up in Columbia and graduated in 1971 from Hickman High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in social work in 1976 from the University of Missouri. She was a social worker with the Visiting Nurses, Boone County Health Department, Ronald McDonald House and most recently a bereavement social worker for Missouri River Hospice. She was dedicated to her patients and clients, working diligently to create better lives for them and their families. She also taught a weekly Weight Watchers class for more than 25 years. She considered her most important work to be her roles as mother, wife and homemaker. She enjoyed flower gardening, creating a beautiful home, cooking, participating in her King’s Daughters circle (Atkins-Hubble-McRoberts), photography, swimming laps and relaxing at Southwest Swim Club, and traveling with her husband, children and friends. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and friend. She is survived by husband, Bill Burnham; son Morgan Burnham and his wife, Emily Bach, of Columbia; daughter Emily Burnham of Denver; daughter Katie Burnham Wilkins and her husband, Marcus Wilkins, of Columbia; and son Spencer Burnham of Denver. She is also survived by her mother, Mary D. Smith of Columbia; and her brother, Bruce Smith, and his wife, Shelley Smith, and daughters Lauren and Allyson Smith of Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. J. Ned Smith; and daughter Nora Burnham. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the King’s Daughters Dental Aid Program at P.O. Box 30832, Columbia, Mo., 65205-3832; Rainbow House at 1611 Town Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203; or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 90266.
Debra (Burnett) Nichols of Fulton died Friday, May 18, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 47.
Mrs. Nichols was born Oct. 26, 1953, in Columbia to Ray and Margaret Thomas Burnett. She married David Nichols on Oct. 4, 1985, in Ashland. Mrs. Nichols was employed with Butler Electrical Supply. She was a member of Grace Bible Church. Services, conducted by the Revs. Michael Burt, Oliver Langmade and Rodney Fowler, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Bible Church. She will be buried at New Salem Cemetery in Ashland. Mrs. Nichols is survived by her husband; three daughters, Danielle Nichols, Amanda Nichols, Julie Nichols, all of Fulton; her mother, Margaret Burnett of Fulton; and two sisters, Doris Perkins and Janet Henley, both of Columbia. Her father died earlier. Memorials can be sent to Grace Bible Church Missionary Fund, 1322 Paris Road, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Nancy (Watson) Dorman, 45, of Columbia died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, in Columbia. Services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 13, at First Presbyterian Church with the Revs. George McCall and H. Wilkes O’Brien officiating. Arrangements under direction of Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dorman was born Feb. 9, 1953, in Crosby, N.D., to James and Margie Haddock Watson III. She married Michael Lewis Dorman on Aug. 3, 1974, in Columbia, and he survives. She was employed as a third-grade teacher at Fairview Elementary School and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Other survivors, all of Columbia, include her parents; a son, James Michael Dorman; a daughter, Jennifer Ann Dorman; and two sisters, Carol Watson Murphy and Ann Watson Nadler. Memorials are suggested to Dorman Children's College Fund, in care of Susie Frazier, Boone County National Bank, 720 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., or American Cancer Society, 1 Broadway, Suite C-1, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Adrienne (Cordell) Stone, 45, of Eldon died Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, in Eldon. Services are 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Nilson Funeral Home with the Rev. John Foley officiating. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Stone was born July 22, 1953, in Columbia to R.L. and Dorothy Sisson Cordell. On Aug. 19, 1978, she married Junior J.R. Stone in Eldon, and he survives. Mrs. Stone was a graduate of Hickman High School. Other survivors include her mother, Dorothy Redmond of Columbia; three sons, Randy Williamson, Jason Stone and Jesse Stone, all of Columbia; three brothers, Howard Cordell of Independence, Phil Schmidt of Monticello, Ind., and Fred Schmidt of Lee’s Summit; and a sister, Sandra Kelly of Fairfield, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister, Karen Cordell. Memorials can be made to the Cancer Research Fund or the American Heart Association.
Birth: Dec. 11, 1952 Boone County Missouri, USA Death: Oct. 29, 2002 Centralia Boone County Missouri, USA
Published in the Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, Boone Co., Missouri) on Friday, 1 Nov 2002.
James E. "Bugs" Boggs, 49, of Centralia died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road, with the Rev. Joe Hendren officiating. Burial will be in Valley Springs Cemetery near Huntsdale. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the funeral home. Mr. Boggs was born Dec. 11, 1952, in Boone County to Tyre Irvin and Effa Fay Shipe Boggs. He married Donna Louise Creason in 1977 in Columbia, and she survives. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1971. He was a plumber. Survivors also include a son, Randy Boggs of Fort Rucker, Ala.; four daughters, Becky Boggs of Higbee, Cynthia Boggs of Moberly and Jamie Boggs and Jessica Boggs, both of Centralia; two sisters, Fay Louise Blackwell and Beverly O'Brien, both of Columbia; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Gary Woody, 56, passed away late Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, just a little more than an hour shy of his 57th birthday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Memorial Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at the funeral home. Gary was born Jan. 13, 1953, in Columbia to James “Jimmy” and Mabel Lee Woody. He was an avid outdoorsman but had come to enjoy spending time in front of his computer. He explored every new interest, of which he had many, with tenacity and attention to detail, winning the respect of those who knew him. His friends also knew him as fun-loving and possessing a quick wit. Gary was the general manager at Consolidated Public Water Supply District No.1, where he invested nearly 37 years assisting in the development of the rural water district and mentoring his colleagues. He was a thoughtful, loving husband and an awesome father. Gary was proud of his sons. The world has lost a special man. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Eileen; two sons, James and Craig; one brother, Dale; and mother. He was preceded in death by his father.