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￼Here is the obituary that appeared in the Columbia Daily Tribune and sent to me today from Hope (French) Burkart:
Carla Helmreich, 1952-2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Carla Louise Graves Helmreich, 57, of Columbia passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 18, 2010, in Harlingen, Texas.
Services will be help at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Columbia United Church of Christ. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetary in Billingsville.
Carla was born Nov. 1, 1952, in Columbia to James William and Helen Louise Fenton Graves. She was married to Donald Norman Helmreich on Sept. 25, 1981, and he survives.
She was a member of the Hickman High School Class of 1971. She also attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. She was an active member of Columbia United Church of Christ and a member of the Athens Rebekah Lodge. Carla and her husband, Don, owned and operated Downtown Appliance Home Center since 1992. She supported the Hickman High School Lacrosse Team.
Survivors include her parents; her husband; a daughter, Lauren Noel Helmreich; a son, Andrew William Helmreich; two brothers, Phil Graves and John Graves; and a sister, Glenda Munson, all of Columbia; several nieces and nephews, and many close friends.
She was preceded in death by Herb and Wilma Lou Helmreich.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Columbia United Church of Christ, 3201 I-70 Drive, Columbia MO 65201.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
Here is another obituary sent to me today by Hope. Again, in the Columbia Daily Tribune.
Susan Decker, 1953-2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Susan Jane Decker, 57, of Columbia passed away Friday, March 12, 2010, after an extended illness with cancer.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the Presbyterian Church in Columbia.
Susan was born on Feb. 20, 1953, in Columbia. She was a graduate of Hickman High School and received a bachelor's degree from Stephens College in fine arts (theater), a master's degree in English and a juist doctorage from the University of Missouri. While in law school, she served as a summer intern with Congressman Harold Volkmer. She had a private law practice in Hilo, Hawaii, for almosat 10 years and later practiced family law in California.
During the period of her medical treatment, she engaged in writing fiction in her home. She completed a novel and several short stories, which remain unpublished. She had membership in the Columbia Writers guild, Columbia Kiwanis Club, First Presbyterian Church, Rock and Lapidary Club of Columbia, and Columbian Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She had been a member of the Hawaii Bar Association and the Missouri Bar Association.
She is survived by her 13-year-old son, Aidan John McNarie; her parents, Wayne and Jane Decker of Columbia; numerous cousins from Ohio and Iowa and Missouri, to Texas, Arizona and California; and two aunts in Iowa.
Memorial remembrances may be sent to Preferred Hospice of Missouri, 1900 Providence Road #311, Columbia MO 65202. Online condolences may be extended to Susan's family at www.heartlandcremation.com.
That's overwhelming. So sad. Thank you for passing the names along. Jim Rutter lived around the corner from me, and I remember Buffy Atkins owned a great children's store in Columbia. I would be interested to see a list for the class of 1972. I have lost two very, very close friends from our class, Jane (Roddy) Wicker and Sue Epple (married name?). Those friends from our early years, who grew up with us and knew our families, can never be replaced.
Adrienne (Cordell) Stone
Carla (Graves) Helmreich
Carol (Dobson) Graham
Catherine (Chapman) Heller
Cynthia (Thompson) Perkins
Debra (Burnett) Nichols
Doras (Buffington) Wenger
Ellen (Martin) Mottaz
Helen (Smith) Burnham
Jane (Milliken) Whiteley
Jerry Ray Nichols
Leslie (Hutchens) Heidbreder
Linda (Ballew) Doornbos
Linda Kaye (Lieurance) Batteiger
Nancy (Fitzgerald) Racey
Nancy (Watson) Dorman
Pamela (Teel) Jones
Paulette (Heidy) Moore
Sue (Collins) Maddox