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Name of Deceased: Rella Lee Carey
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Mar 10, 1983
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Rella Lee Carey, 91, of Columbia died today at Columbia Regional Hospital.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parker Funeral Chapel, Tenth and Walnut streets, with Rev. Roy Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Parker's.  Mrs. Carey was born Aug. 23, 1891, in Boone County to John and Martha Craig Richardson and married Ottie B. Carey in 1910.  A former school teacher , she moved to Flint, Mich., where she worked in retail sales for Sears.  Mrs. Carey moved back to Columbia from Flint in 1956 after the death of her husband.  She was a member of the Missouri Methodist Church, the Eastern Star and the White Shrine.  Surviving are two brothers, Hartley Richardson of Columbia and J. A. Richardson of Ada, Okla., and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.


Name of Deceased: Kathleen Grant Chandler
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Nov. 9, 1993

Obit: Kathleen Grant Chandler, 87, of Columbia died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1993, at Boone Retirement Center.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 1993, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Raymond Hays officiating.  Burial will be at Simpson Chapel Church.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at Warren Funeral Chapel.  Mrs. Chandler was born Sept. 14, 1906, in Columbia to Wyatt and Sally Phillips Grant.  She had previously resided in Paris, Mo., and operated the Chandler Cafe.  She also resided in Mexico, Mo.  In 1992, she moved to Columbia.  Survivors include a daughter, Mary E. Washington of Columbia; a son, Archie Douglass of Columbia; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a son and a daughter


Name of Deceased: Merton F. Chase
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Apr. 6, 1949
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Merton F. (Doc) Chase, 70, died at about 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the Boone county hospital after a brief illness.  Mr. Chase, who worked many years in Columbia as a barber, was born May 2, 1879.  He was a member of the Christian church and the Twilight Masonic lodge.  Mr. Chase is survived by his wife, Alma Chase of the home; one son, Luke Chase; three step-sons, Leon Grooms, H. B. Grooms and J. L. Grooms, and one step-daughter, Miss Theda Grooms, all of Columbia.  The body is at the Willett Funeral home where services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.  The Rev. Lee C. Shepard will officiate.  Masonic graveside services will be held at Memorial Park cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Ashley Hallen-Rae Chick
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Sept. 25, 1999
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Ashley Hallen-Rae Chick, 12, Norman, Okla., and formerly of Columbia, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at Norman Regional Hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at First Baptist Church in Norman with Chaplain Danny Cavett officiating. A Columbia visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Columbia. Ms. Chick was born Oct 23, 1986, in Columbia and was attending a middle school in Oklahoma. She is survived by her parents, Ernest R. and Cynde Schwartz Chick of Norman, and her three brothers, Zachary Musselman of Norman, and Patrick Chick and Michael Chick, both of Columbia. Donations may be made in Chick's name to the Oklahoma Children's Hospital Kidney Camp. Correction: Local funeral services for Ashley Hallen-Rae Chick will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, with Rev. Mike Keith officiating.


Name of Deceased: Edward T. Chick
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune, Dec. 22, 1951
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Edward T. Chick, 67, native Columbian and former decorator here and Alton, Ill, died of cancer at Oakland, Calif., where he resided for the last 2 1/2 years. His body will be returned to Parker Memorial chapel here and funeral services will be held in Columbia. The time has not been set, however. Mr. Chick was born a son of W. S. and Lucy F. Chick. He is survived by four sons, Dysert Chick of Oakland, Calif., Orville and Raymond Chick of Alton, Ill., and Floyd Chick, now in the Navy and last reported in Korean waters, and two daughters, Mrs. Buford Cook of Alton and Helen Chick of St. Louis. He also leaves two brothers, J. T. Chick of Columbia and George Chick of Kansas City, a sister, Mrs. J. W. Via of Columbia, and 11 grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Elmer "Hank" Chick
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune, Feb. 18, 1993, page 2A
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Elmer "Hank" Chick, 57, of Columbia died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1993, at Meadowbrook Manor. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Hendren officiating. Burial will be in Little Bonne Femme Cemetery in Columbia. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the funeral home. Mr. Chick was born Dec. 27, 1935, in Columbia to James Chick and Mattie Gilpin Chick. On March 31, 1956, he married Bettie Coats in Columbia and she survives. He worked for the Columbia Daily Tribune before being employed as a custodian with Columbia Public Schools. He was retired. Surviving along with his wife are two daughters, Carol Chick and Melissa Yunek, both of Columbia; two sisters, Wanda Roberts of Hallsville and Billie Lou Hendren of Columbia; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son. Memorials are suggested to the Hyperbaric Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Missouri, 1 Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO, 65212.


Name of Deceased: Ernest Vest Chick
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune Date: 6/4/1945
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Ernest Vest Chick, who lived in Columbia until about two years ago, died at 5:30 o'clock Sunday morning in his home in Sturgeon following an illness of 5 years. Mr. Chick, born in Columbia on July 27, 1892, was the son of Silas and Lucy Chick. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia before affiliating with the Baptist church in Sturgeon. Mr. Chick is survived by two children from a former marriage, Mrs. Floyd Wade of Sturgeon, and Ernest V. Chick, jr., of Columbia. One son Sgt. J. W. Chick, was killed in action in Africa in 1943. Mr. Chick married Miss Laura Mae Lawson in 1928. She survives with four children, Betty Jean, Joyce, Lula Bell, and Patsy, all of the home. He also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mamie Via of Columbia; three brothers, George Chick of Kansas City, James Chick of Columbia, and Ed Chick of Alton, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Parker Memorial chapel and burial will be in Bonne Femme cemetery. The Rev. W. A. Kleckner of Hannibal will conduct the service. Pallbearers will be Orville Lawson, Raymond Perkins, Rowland Via, Robert Morris, Kenneth Dunn and William Morris.


Name of Deceased: Ernest Vest Chick Jr.
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune Date: Mar. 22, 2005
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Ernest V. Chick Jr., 81, of Columbia passed away Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Elder Archie Sapp officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home. Mr. Chick was born Jan. 19, 1924, in Columbia to Ernest V. Chick Sr. and Alice Sexton Chick. On Dec. 22, 1945, he married Hallie Sapp in Columbia, and she survives. Before retirement, he was a supervisor with N. H. Scheppers Distributing Co. fo 35 years. Survivors include a son, Ernest R. Chick of Columbia; five sisters, Neola Wade of California, Mo., Betty Hoffman, Joyce Huskey and Lu Gray, all of Columbia, and Patsy Usher of St. Louis; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert "Bob" Chick; a brother, Jack Chick; and a granddaughter, Ashley Chick. Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donors choice.


Name of Deceased: George Chick
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Sept. 5, 1956
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: George Chick, 75, Died At Kansas City Sunday. A former columbian, George Chick, 75, of Kansas City, died at 11:35 o'clock Monday night in Kansas City's St. Joseph hospital after a two week illness. Survivors include three children by a former marriage, Jessie of Kansas City, Clara Bell of Philadelphia and Leta Callahan of near Columbia. He was married to Emma DeVore on June 26, 1936 who survives him, also six stepchildren survive; Everett DeVore of Oakland, Calif., Robert Jones of Kansas City, Mrs. Robert Morris of St. Charles Road, Mrs. Earl Ewens of 814 Sandifer Street, Fred DeVore of 1500 Indiana avenue, and Clyde DeVore of Route 6. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the Wilks Boulevard Methodist church with Rev. Wilbur E. Longstreth officiating. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery in Macon.


Name of Deceased: Jack W. Chick
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Mar. 24, 1943
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Chick, 1111 Alexander, were informed today in a telegram from the adjutant general that their son, Technician Fourth Grade J. W. Chick had died March 15 in North Africa as the result of an automobile accident.  Technician Chick, who has served in the Army since January 22, 1941, went to Africa with the first invasion force and has served there since that time.  His parents received their first letter from him in a foreign port last January, and have had two additional letters.  The telegram said that a letter with more details was forthcoming.  Techninian Chick is survived by his parents, a sister, Mrs. Floyd Wade of Sturgeon, a brother, Ernest Chick Jr., of Columbia, and four half-sisters.


Name of Deceased: James  Thomas Chick
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Feb. 22, 1952
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Jim Chick, 64, mortar mixer and former city employee, was found dead on the porch of his home at 617 Webster street shortly after noon today.  Mr. Chick had been in ill health with heart disease and his death was believed due to natural causes.  A few moments earlier he had gone to a next door neighbor, and had left his home to call out to the neighbor after his return.  The fire department was called and attempted to revive life with a resuscitator.  He leaves a widow and three children.

Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Feb. 23, 1952
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: James Thomas Chick, 65, died at his home, 617 Webster street, yesterday afternoon at 1:15.  He was born in Boone county September 25, 1887, the son of Silas William and Lucy Frances Cundiff Chick, and he has been a member of the Methodist church.  He was married to Mozell Gilpin, who survives.  Other survivors are three children, Miss Billie Lou Chick of the home, Mrs. Bill Roberts of 619 Webster street and Elmer Charles Chick of the home; one brother, George Chick of Kansas City; one sister, Mrs. Mamie Via of Columbia; and one grandson, Thomas Daniel Roberts.  Three brothers preceded him in death.  Funeral services will be at Parker's chapel tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Fred P. Hanes officiating.  Burial will be in Bonne Femme cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Roy Graves, Robert Morris, James Morris sr., James Morris jr., William Sexton, and Harold Butcher.


Name of Deceased: Jesse E. Chick
Newspaper: Kansas City Star
Date: Nov. 27, 1979
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Jesse E. Chick, 74, of 2518 Guinotte, died Tuesday at North Kansas City Memorial Hospital. He was born in Columbia and had lived here 34 years. Mr. Chick was a crane operator for the Stewart Concrete and Material Co. 25 years before he retired in 1972. He leaves two sons, Charles M. Chick, North Kansas City and Jesse E. Chick Jr., Princeton, Kan.; a sister, Clara B. Bell, Philadelphia; a stepfather, Herbert Getty, Independence; and four grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Chapel Grove Cemetery, Clark, Mo. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Newcomer North Kansas City Chapel.


Name of Deceased: Louis Benjamin Chick
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Feb. 13, 1972
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Louis Benjamin Chick, 65, of Hallsville, died Friday at his home. Mr. Chick was a lifelong resident of Boone County. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Lucy Chick, of the home; four sons, Billy Wayne Chick; Orville Lee Chick; Bobby Wayne Chick and David Leslie Chick, all of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kanazar of Carrollton; Mrs. Betty Jones of Rocheport; Carol Ann Chick of the home, and Mrs. Hazel Eisnoggle, Clark; a brother, W. H. Chick, Route 8; and three sisters, Mrs. Dolly Baker, Route 8; Mrs Frances Long, Route 1, and Mrs. Virgle Gallup, Route 7. Services will be held at Red Top Church of Christ at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Parker's Chapel after noon Monday.


Name of Deceased: Lucy Frances Chick
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Mar 22, 1938
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Lucy Frances Chick died last night at 9:50 o'clock at the home of her son, Ed Chick, three and a half miles east of Columbia on St. Charles Road. Mrs. Chick was born September 13, 1861, in Callaway county, and spent her entire life in Callaway and Boone counties. Her death came after five years of poor health. A life long member of the Methodist church, Mrs. Chick is survived by four sons and one daughter, Mrs. Mamie Via of Columbia, Ed of the home, Ernest , of Hallsville, George and James, of Columbia; also 24 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The body will remain at Parker's Memorial chapel until late this afternoon when it will be taken to the home of her son, Ed Chick who lives on the old Mat Sublett farm. A short service will be conducted at the Parker chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. B. B. Harvey followed by a second service at Bonne Femme with burial in the adjoining cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Margaret F. Chick
Newspaper: The Kansas City Times
Date: Aug. 27, 1976
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Margaret F. Chick, 69, of 2518 Guinotte, died Thursday at the Osteopathic Center. She was born in Renick, Mo., and had lived here 31 years. Mrs. Chick was a Methodist. She leaves her husband, Jesse E. Chick of the home; two sons, Jesse E. Chick Jr., 2515 N. W. 65th, and Charles M. Chick, 128 N. Belmont; two brothers, Thomas H. Daniel, Moberly, Mo., and Charles E. Daniel, Columbia; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Chism, Clark, Mo., and Marie Hinson, Mexico, Mo.; and four grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Clark, Mo., Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Newcomer North Kansas City Chapel.


Name of Deceased: Mattie Mozell Chick
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Oct. 27, 1973
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Longtime Columbian Mattie Mozell Chick , a nursing attendant at the University of Missouri-Columbia Medical Center for 16 years and mother of Tribune pressroom employe Elmer "Hank" Chick, died Friday morning in Springfield from injuries sustained in a car accident. Mrs. Chick, 715 N. Seventh St., died in a Sprinfield hospital after a car accident on Oct. 13 near Preston. She was 59. Services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Parker's Chapel by the Rev. Arthur Fulbright of Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Bonne Femme Cemetery. Friends may visit Parker's Chapel after 5 p.m. today. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Andy Hendrey of Sturgeon and Mrs. Bill Roberts of the home; Elmer "Hank" Chick of Route 8; two sisters, Mary Sims of Springfield and Annabelle Jacobs, Rose Drive; and six grandchildren. A daughter, three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Chick was born in Boone County on April 19, 1914, to Charles V. and Susie (Dilks) Gilpin. He husband James T. Chick, also preceded her in death.


Name of Deceased: Meola Chick
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Nov. 22, 1948
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Meola Chick, 48, a former Columbia resident, died at her home in Alton, Ill., last night. She had lived in Alton for about six years. Survivors are her husband, Edward Chick, a brother of Jim Chick of Columbia; four sons Edward, Oakland, Calif., Orville and Raymond, Meadowbrook, Ill., and Floyd, Alton; two daughters, Mrs. Bedford Cook and Hilda Chick, both of Alton; two brothers, Orville Newton and Frank Newton, both of St. Louis; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Lindermann, Florissant and Mrs. Lena Armstrong, San Pedro, Calif.; and six grandchildren. The body will arrive at Parker's Memorial chapel Tuesday morning, and funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday at the chapel. The Rev. H. L. Rigsby of the Wilks Boulevard Methodist church will be in charge of the services and burial will be in Bonne Femme church cemetery, South of Columbia.


Name of Deceased: Robert G. "Bob" Chick
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Sept. 1, 1998
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Robert G. "Bob" Chick, 46, of Columbia died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at his home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Mark Diemer officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the funeral home. Mr. Chick was born Aug. 4, 1952, in Columbia to Ernest and Hallie Sapp Chick. He married Debra Blackledge on Jan. 7, 1998, and she survives. He coached Little League Basball for seven years and was on the board of directors of the Diamond Council. Survivors also include a son Jason Chick of Columbia; his parents, of Columbia; two stepchildren, Jonathan Johnson and Lee Johnson, both of Columbia; and a brother, Ernest Chick of Norman, Okla. Memorials can be made to Diamond Council of Columbia, 2112 Parks Edge Place, Columbia, Mo., 65202.


Name of Deceased: Faye Reid Cockrell
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Nov. 29, 1976
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Robert R. Cockrell, 52, of 2405 Whitegate Drive, passed away at the Boone County Hospital at 4:15 p.m. Saturday following an illness of several months.  Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow by the Rev. Roger Barnard, Calvary Baptist Church, at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Memorial Funeral Home until time for burial.  Mrs. Cockrell was born March 7, 1924, in Boone County to the late Carl and Bessie Caruthers Reid.  She was the former Faye Reid.  She was married to Robert R. Cockrell April 25, 1943, and he survives.  Survivors, other than her husband, include one son, Gary Cockrell, Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, W. M. Reid, 704 Hardin; one sister, Mrs. Frances Nichols, O'Fallon, Mo.; and two grandchildren. 


Name of Deceased: William "Pete" A. Colley
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: Oct. 13, 2004
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: William "Pete" A. Colley, 76, of Hallsville died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at his home.  He was born Oct. 20, 1927, in Boone County to Benjamin F. and LuCratie St. Clair Colley.  On June 1, 1951, he was married in Fayette to Gerald "Gerry" Bailey, and she survives .  Other survivors include three children, Ben E. Colley and wife, Cindy, Shelia A. Christy and husband Pat, and Leah L. Rinnick and husband Craig, all of Hallsville; three sisters, Brooksie Shields of California, Trixie Ramsey of Moberly, and Helen Forbes of Armstrong; a brother, Marshall Colley of Harrisburg; and four grandchildren, Amanda N. Tappana and husband, Steven, Ashley E. Colley, William Tyler Morris and Justin T. Morris.   He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Benjamin Colley; and a sister, Nellie McConnell.  Mr. Colley served with the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was a member of Red Top Christian Church.  He was a retired member of IBEW 257 Electricians Union in Jefferson City and also a member of IBEW 257 Retirees Club.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia with the Rev. Betsy Happel officiating.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, and Thursday, Oct. 14, from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Operation Care Missouri River Hospice, 1410 Heriford Road, Columbia, Mo. 65201.

George William Colvin, 47, of Fulton, a native of Ashland was pronounced dead on arrival Friday night at Boone County Hospital.  Funeral services were at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Memorial Funeral Hone, the Rev. Atley Sapp officiating, Burial was in Nashville Cemetery.  Mr. Colvin was born in Ashland on Oct. 24, 1922 the son of Jess Colvin and Lena Howard Colvin.  He married the former Gladys Dover in 1944 and later the former Mary Hughes, who survives.  Other survivors include a son, Michael Colvin, in the U.S. Army stationed in California; a daughter, Linda Colvin of Lawrence, Kan.; six step-daughters, Mrs. Larry Ballew, Hartsburg, Mrs. Ruth Atwood and Mrs. John Noah, both of 405 Hirth Ave., Mrs. Regina Hyde, Kansas City, Joan Atwood and Patricia Atwood, both of Kansas City; a step-son, Randy Hyde, Kansas City; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Cunningham, Lawrence, Kan., and Mrs. Edward Wilson Tucson, Ariz.  Pallbearers were Joe Colvin, Eldred Colvin, Donald Cunningham, Robert Cunningham, Larry Wilson and Jackie reber.
Obituary, Columbia Daily Tribune, May 11, 1970  Submitted by Robert King


Name of Deceased: Charles Eldred Colvin
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Mar. 7, 1979
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Charles E. "Stub" Colvin, 61, of Route 3 died at the Veterans Administration Hospital at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday after a brief Illness.  He was born March 7, 1918, in Boone County the son of Charley and Eliza Bennett Colvin.  He married the former Beryl Crane, May 31, 1941, in Abilene, Kan. and she survives.  Mr. Colvin served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1945.  He was a member of Nashville Baptist Church, IOOF and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Other survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Danny (Regina) Foreman, Santa Barbara, Calif.; one grandson, Danny Ray Forman, Santa Barbara, Calif; two brothers, Joe Colvin of Route 4 and Julius Colvin of Independence.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donald Snyder of Nashville Baptist Church presiding.  Burial will be at the Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the Memorial Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Charles L. Colvin
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Oct. 26, 1970
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Ashland - Charles L. Colvin, 87, Ashland, died at Boone County Hospital at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.  He had been a patient there for three weeks.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Nashville Baptist Church northwest of Ashland with the Rev. Fred Pulliam, pastor of the church, officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Robert Lee, Robert Pauley, Paul Smith, Harold Cunningham, Shannon Davis, and Ed Gardner.  Surviving are his widow, Jane Colvin, of the home; three sons, Joseph M. Colvin, Route 4, Columbia, Charles E. Colvin, 3400 Madrid Lane, Columbia, and Julius Colvin, Independence; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Mr. Colvin was born in the Nashville community northwest of Ashland Sept. 2, 1883, the son of Martelous and Ellen Jane Dozier Colvin.  He married Eliza Jane Bennett Sept. 8, 1915.  He was a member of the Nashville Baptist Church since Sept. 5, 1928.  Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Bennett Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Cleo Rodgers Colvin
Newspaper: The Columbai Tribune
Date: Jan. 14, 2008
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Cleo Rodgers Colvin, 87, of Centralia died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at her home.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia.  Chaplain Bill Smart of Missouri River Hospice will officiate.  Interment will be in Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery, 8300 N. Route Z in Centralia.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Fenton Funeral Chapel.  She was born March 29, 1920, in Boone County, the daughter of Luther and Florian Cecil Nauser Rodgers.  On Jan. 14, 1939, she was married in Columbia to James William Colvin, and he preceded her in death on July 8, 1984.  Mrs. Colvin was a member of Grandview Baptist Church in Centralia.  She was a homemaker and lovingly devoted to her precious family.  Survivors include three daughters and three sons, Donna Ruth Call and husband Erman of Columbia, Miss Betty Sue Colvin, Jerry Don Colvin and wife Barbara, Michael James Colvin and wife Kathy, Joyce Marie Beasley and husband Ron all of Centralia, Kevin Ray Colvin of Niota, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Diana Mayes, Travis Call, Julie Cunningham, Jeffrey Colvin, Gregory Colvin, Nicole Banta, Codi Colvin, Cody Beasley and Justin Beasley; stepgrandson Brian Umphrey; and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jimmie Dale Colvin; brother Lawrence Rodgers; and a sister, Goldie Todd.  Remembrances are suggested to Grandview Cemetery Fund or Missouri River Hospice, 1410 Heriford Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.  Pallbearers will be Cody Beasley, Travis Call, Jeffrey Colvin, Marvin Rodgers, Charles Cunningham and Marshall Banta.


Name of Deceased: Eliza Jane Colvin
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Jan. 24, 1977
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Eliza Jane Colvin, 81, of Rt. 4 Columbia died at 1:30 p.m. yesterday at the Boone County Hospital.  Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Nashville Baptist Church by the Rev. Donald D. Snyder, pastor of the Nashville Baptist Church.  Burial will be in the Nashville Cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the Burnett Funeral Home from 3 p.m. today until 12 noon tomorrow.  Mrs. Colvin was born Nov. 5, 1895, in Boone County to Joseph Warder and Ider Bell Pauley Bennett.  She was married Sept. 8, 1914, to Charlie Colvin who preceded her in death in October of 1970.  She was a member of the Nashville Baptist Church.  She is survived by three sons, Joseph M. Colvin of Rt. 4 Columbia, Charles E. Colvin of Rt. 3 Columbia and Julius Colvin of Independence; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Veda) Payne of Encampment, Wyo., and Mrs. Riley (Ibbie) Richardson of Rocheport. 


Name of Deceased: Ellen J. Dozier Colvin
Newspaper: The Ashland Bugle
Date: Dec. 12, 1912
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Ellen Colvin, about 70 years old, died December 9, 1912, at the home of her son-in-law, Wells Crane, on Cedar Creek, southeast of Englewood.  The burial was at Oakland last Tuesday.


Name of Deceased: Ezra Martin Colvin
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Mar. 22, 1967
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Ashland - Ezra Martin Colvin, died at 11:30 a.m.  Tuesday at a hospital in Fulton.  He had been ill for about a year.  Mr. Colvin was born March 25, 1876 in Boone County to Martilious and Ellen J. Dozier Colvin.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Nashville Baptist Church.  Survivors include a brother, Charley Colvin of Route 1, Ashland, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Nashville Baptist Church with Rev. John Evans officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bennett Funeral Home until time for funeral services.


Name of Deceased: Gladys Crane Colvin
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Oct. 18, 1951
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Gladys Crane Colvin, 57, died at noon today at Boone County hospital, where she had been a patient about a month.  She had been in ill health since June.  The Rev. Ray Barnes will conduct funeral services at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Nashville church, and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.  Mrs Colvin, who lived at 112 Macir street, was born and reared in the Bonne Femme church vicinity.  She was a daughter of Joseph W. and Mollie Stephens Crane.  In April 1917, she was married to Edgar Colvin, who died in 1936.  Mrs. Colvin was a member of Memorial Baptist church on Paris road.  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Fox and Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Columbia, and Mrs. Edna Sublett, Excelsior Springs; four brothers, Roy, Renfro, and Benton Crane, Columbia, and Cecil Crane, Kansas City; and five grandchildren.  One brother, Wells Crane, died in July.  The body will remain at Willett Funeral home until time for services.


Name of Deceased: James William Colvin
Newspaper: The Centralia, Mo., Fireside Guard
Date: July 11, 1984
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: James William Colvin, 70, of Centralia, died Sunday, July 8, 1984, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.  He was born Aug. 9, 1913, in Boone County, the son of John Daniel and Virginia Rice Colvin.  He was married in Columbia to Cleo Rodgers on Jan. 14, 1939.  She survives at home.  Other survivors include three sons, Jerry Don Colvin and Michael James Colvin of Centralia and Kevin Ray Colvin, serving in the U. S. Marine Corps and stationed at Jacksonville, N. C. ; three sisters, Betty Sue Colvin and Mrs. Joyce Marie (Ron) Beasley of Centralia and Mrs. Donna Ruth (Erman) Call of Columbia; eight grandchildren; one brother, Paul Colvin of Columbia; and one sister, Mrs.Thelma (Ray T.) Wallace of St. Louis.  He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmie Dale Colvin, and a brother, Noah Colvin.  Colvin was a lifelong resident of Centralia and was retired.  Funeral services will be held today, July 11, at 2 p.m., at Fenton Funeral Chapel.  The Rev. Carl Brandt, pastor of the United Methodist Church in Centralia, will be officiating.  Burial will be in Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery, south of Centralia.  Those serving as pallbearers will be L. C. Henderson, Marion Hayden, Ray Ballew, Eddy Ashmead, Rob Cook Hudson and Cletes Jones.  The family suggest memorials to the Grandview Cemetery Fund.


Name of Deceased: Jessie Garland Colvin
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Apr. 15, 1953
Submitters Name: Robert KIng

Obit: Jessie Garland Colvin, a native and resident of Boone county died yesterday at the home of Mrs. W. A. Colvin in Kansas City.  Born January 30, 1880 to Martels (SIC) and Ellen Colvin, he married Lena Howard on November 21, 1904.  He is survived by his wife, three children, Mrs. Mae Cunningham, Sunflower, Kan., Mrs. Nellie Wilson, Columbia, George Colvin, Kansas City; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, Ezra Colvin, Columbia, Charlie Colvin, McBaine, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Crane, Columbia also survive.  The body will remain at the Willett funeral home until the services at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Nashville church.  Elder Lloyd Sapp will officiate and burial will be in the Nashville Cemetery.  Pallberares will be Eldred Colvin, Robert Cunningham, Donald Cunningham, Larry Wilson, D. L. Kraber and Roy Burton.


Name of Deceased: Joseph M. Colvin
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Oct. 27, 2002
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Joseph M. Colvin, 88,  of Columbia died Saturday, Oct 26, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center.  Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday , Oct. 29, at Nashville Baptist Church in Ashland with the Revs. Kevin Collins and Verlyn Bergen officiating.  Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery in Ashland.  Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 W. Business Loop 70, with a Maconic service at 7 p.m.  Mr. Colvin was born June 30, 1916, in Boone County to Charley and Eliza Bennett Colvin.  On May 17, 1940, he married Hallie Bass Ellis in Columbia, and she survives.  Mr. Colvin worked in air-conditioning and refrigeration service for Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital until 1978.  He taught adult education classes for the Columbia Career Center.  He belonged to Nashville Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, and was past master of Ashland Masonic Lodge No. 156 AF & AM.  He also belonged to Columbia Woodcarvers Club and Golden K Kiwanis.  He was a former member of the Refirgeration Service Engineers Society.  Other survivors include a daughter, Linda McKenzie of Hallsville; a brother, Julius Colvin of Independence; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  A brother Eldred Colvin, preceded him in death.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1121 E. Business Loop 70, Columbia, Mo., 65201 of Nashville Baptist Church, Ashland, Mo., 65010.


Name of Deceased: Lena Viola Colvin
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Dec. 18, 1956
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Lena Viola Colvin, 69, died early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Wilson, 100 Sexton road.  Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Nashville Baptist Church.  The Rev. Robert Grube, pastor of the Grace Bible church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery.  The body will be at Memorial Funeral home until time for the funeral.  Mrs. Colvin was born in Boone county May 13, 1887, the daughter of the late William and Sarah Howard.  She was married to Jessie Garland Colvin in 1904, who died in 1953.  She had been a member of the Nashville Baptist church since 1914.  Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Wilson, and Mrs. Oscar Cunningham of Lawrence, Kas.; one son, George Colvin, 713 Allton avenue; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Winingear, Fulton, Mrs. Maggie Calvert and Mrs. Linnie Crane, 307 Sexton road; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Martilious Colvin
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Dec. 24, 1923
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Martilious Colvin of near Ashland, died at Kansas City last night of paralysis following a months illness.  He was 75 years old.  The body will reach Columbia at 7 o'clock tonight and burial will take place at Oakland church, near Sapp, at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, following a funeral discourse by the Rev. H. P. Cheayens.  Mr. Colvin was visiting his two children, Walter and Luther Colvin, at Kansas City, when he was stricken about a month ago.  Besides these two children, he is survived by five others who live in Boone county - Edgar, Ezra, Charles, and Jesse of near Ashland and Mrs. Wells Crane, of near Columbia.  Mrs Colvin died about 12 years ago.


Name of Deceased: Noah L. Colvin
Newspaper: Columbia Tribune, Nov. 12, 1975
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Noah L, Colvin, a resident of Boone Retiremant Center, died at 2:25 p.m. yesterday at Boone County Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Parker's Chapel by the Rev. Donald D. Snyder of Nashville Baptist Church. Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery. Friends may call at Parker's Chapel until time for burial. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Dolores Davis of St. Louis; a sister, Mrs. Ray T. (Thelma) Wallace, also of St. Louis; two brothers, J. W. Colvin of Centralia and Paul Colvin, a patient at Boone Retirement Center; three nieces and three nephews. Mr. Colvin was born Jan. 29, 1904, in Boone County to John Daniel and Virginia Rice Colvin. He lived the early part of his life in Boone County and later moved to St. Louis where he was a dock worker for Toedebush Transfer for 26 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lauretta, several years ago. He was a member of the Baptist Church.


Name of Deceased: Paul Monroe Colvin
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune, Mar. 15, 1993, page 2A
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Paul Monroe Colvin, 76, of Columbia died Sunday, March 14, 1993, at Boone Retirement Center. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, at Parker Funeral Service with Rev. J. Paul Jones officiating. Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 16, at the funeral home. Mr. Colvin was born March 7, 1917, in Sapp to John Colvin and Alice Rice Colvin. He lived his entire life in Boone County and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.


Name of Deceased: Laura Johnson Conley
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Aug. 14, 1953
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Laura Johnson Conley, 84, died at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon at the home of her step-daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Conley Cunningham, 904 West Boulevard North.  Mrs. Conley was born on December 10, 1868 in Boone county to John and Lucy Crane.  In 1884 she was married to John A. Johnson who died in 1909.  On June 27, 1917, she married Thomas E. Conley who preceded her in death in 1947.  Mrs. Conley was also preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.  Survivors include Mrs. Cunningham, a half-sister, Mrs. Amy Nichols of Columbia, and a half-brother, Morris Crane of Ashland.  Funeral services will be at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Nashville Baptist church with the Rev. Robert Bartel officiating.  Burial will be in the Nashville cemetery.  The body will remain at Memorial Funeral Home until time for services.


Name of Deceased: Vesta Conley
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Apr. 26, 1993

Obit: Vesta Conley, 98, of Tujunga, Calif., formerly of Columbia, died Friday, April 16, 1993, in Tujunga.  Services will be held at a later date in the state of California.  Mis Conley was born May 10, 1894, in Columbia.  She worked most of her life in shoe factories in Columbia and the Mid-Missouri area.  Survivors include several neises and nephews, including Ralph Daly of Columbia.


Name of Deceased: Edna Johnson Crane
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: May 22, 1951
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Edna Johnson Crane, 73, life-long resident of Boone county, died at 10:45 o'clock last night at her home seven miles southeast of Columbia.  In earlier days the Crane home was known as a sort of haven for unfortunate children.  In addition to their own family, the Cranes reared eight other children whose parents had died or met with other misfortunes.  Mrs. Crane was born in Boone county on December 9, 1877, to George W. and Isabel Johnson.  She was married to Joseph W. Crane on November 19, 1902, and he died in 1935.  A daughter also preceded her in death.  Mrs. Crane had been a member of the Little Bonne Femme Baptist church since 1916.  Survivors are a son, Joseph Benton Crane; five step children, Wells, Roy, Renfro, and Cecil Crane and Mrs. Gladys Colvin, all of Columbia; two brothers, Sam Johnson of Columbia and Owen Johnson of Larned, Kas.; and two sisters, Mrs. Lida Laroe and Mrs. Lula Whitmore, both of Columbia.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Nashville church with the Rev. Robert Bartel officiating.  Burial will be in the Nashville cemetery.  The body will remain at the Willett funeral home until time for services.


Name of Deceased: Forrest Renfro Crane
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Oct. 5, 1977
Submitters Name: Robert King`

Obit: Forrest Renfro Crane, 86, 1501 Lowe Street, died at Boone County Hospital early Wednesday morning, following an illness of several months.  He was born in Boone County, Missouri, April 29, 1891, the son of the late Joseph W. and Mollie Stephens Crane.  He was married to the former Bettie Divers November 5, 1915, and she preceded him in death, December 29, 1972.  Mr. Crane was a farmer in Boone County all his active life.  He was a 50-year member of the Modern Woodmen.  He also belonged to the Farm Bureau and Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son, R. Vincent Crane, Route 4, Columbia, Mo.; one daughter, Mrs. George Pearson Jr., Prairie Village, Kansas; one half-brother, Joseph B. Crane, Little Rock, Arkansas; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild.  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Slade Skipper and the Rev. W. B. Tichenor, Columbia, Missouri officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Memorial Funeral Home after noon Thursday and on Friday until time for burial.


Name of Deceased: Joseph Benton Crane
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Feb. 6, 2001
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Joseph Benton Crane, 87, Batesville, Ark., and formerly of Columbia, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in Batesville.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Nashville Baptist Church Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville.  Mr. Crane was born Sept. 29, 1914, in Columbia to Joseph Wells and Edna Crane.  He farmed in the Columbia area and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  Survivors include 21 great-nieces and great- nephews and many great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Renfro Crane, Wells Crane, Roy Crane, Cecil Crane and Steven Crane; and a sister, Gladys Calvin.


Name of Deceased: Joseph Wells Crane
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Jan. 31, 1935
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Joseph W. Crane, 80 years old, one of Boone county's prominent and well known farmers, died at 1:50 a.m. today at his home 7 miles southeast of Columbia from the disabilities of age and a complication of maladies suffered for some time past.  Deceased was a native of Boone county.  He was born near Sapp, this county, May 6, 1854, lived south of Columbia all his life, and died a few miles from his birth place.  He married Miss Mary Eliza Stephens March 6, 1883.  To this union were born Wells Crane, Roy Crane, F. Renfro Crane, Mrs. Gladys Colvin and Cecil Crane.  Stephen Birch Crane died in infancy.  Mrs. Crane died in April 1898.  Deceased married Miss Edna Johnson November, 1902.  One son, Joe Benton Crane, was born to them.  The widow and all the children, except Stephen Crane, survive.  Mr. Crane was a member of the Baptist church from his youth.  Funeral services will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Nashville church, conducted by Rev. H. P. Cheayens, of Ashland.  Joseph Crane was one of Boone county's most successful farmers.  He was one of those who denied his left hand knowledge of what his right hand did.  His philanthropy and good deeds were never paraded, and they were many.  Besides his own family of six children, Mr. Crane reared and sent to school eight others whose parents either died or met with misfortune such as prevented them properly caring for their children.  Deceased performed other acts of kindness which were never mentioned by him.  Those who knew Mr. Crane will sorrow over his death and condole with the bereaved ones.  Besides his immediate family, deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Fortney and Mrs. F. A. Hickam and one one brother, D. W. Crane, all of Boone County.


Name of Deceased: Lena Mae Dodd Crane
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Dec. 1, 1977
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Roy W. Crane, Route 3, passed away at Lenoir Convalescent Center at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.  Mrs. Crane was the former Lena Mae Dodd.  She was born in Bonne County, October 24, 1890, to John L. and Mattie Watkins Dodd.  She was married to Mr. Crane in 1919 and her preceded her in death in 1971.  She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary E. Vanlandingham of Columbia; two nephews, Lewis W. Shutt of Los Altos, Calif., and Charles E. Shutt of Silver Springs, Maryland.  Two sisters preceded her in death.  Services will be at Parker's Chapel at 2:00 p.m Friday with the Rev. Edwyn Luttrell of the First Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.  Friends may call at Parker's Chapel after 3:00 p.m. Thursday.


Name of Deceased: Mary Elizabeth Colvin Crane
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Jan. 24, 1967
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Wells Crane, 88, of Route 3 died at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Heritage following a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Crane, the former Mary Elizabeth Colvin, was born in Boone County Dec. 6, 1878, to Martlious and Ellen J. Dozier Colvin.  She was married  in St. Louis in 1904.  Her husband died July 10, 1951.  She had resided in the county all of her life and was a member of the Bonne Femme Baptist Church.  Survivors include two brothers, Charley L. Colvin and Ezra M. Colvin, both of Ashland, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Nashville Baptist Church with the Rev. John Evans, pastor of the Nashville Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery.  The body will be at Memorial Funeral Home until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday when it will be moved to the church.  Pallbearers will be nephews of the deceased.


Name of Deceased: Wells Crane
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: July 11, 1951
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Funeral services for Wells Crane, 67, who died at 10 o'clock last night at his home near Tuner's Station, six miles southwest of Columbia, will be at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Nashville church.  The Rev. Robert Bartel and Rev. J. A. Bryson will officiate.  Burial will be in the cemetery adjoining the church.  The body will remain at Willett Funeral home until time for the servives.  Pallbearers will be David Grant, LeeRoy Grant, Charles Griffin, Alfred Lee, Charles Douglas and Clint Traxler.  Mr. Crane, a farmer, had lived on the same farm near Turner's Station for 34 years.  He was born April 15, 1884, in Boone county to Joseph W. and Mollie Stephens Crane.  On October 30, 1904, he was married to Miss Mary Elizabeth Colvin who survives.  Other survivors are three brothers, Roy W., F. Renfro, and Cecil Crane; a half brother, Benton Crane; and a sister, Mrs. Gladys Crane Colvin, all of Columbia.


Name of Deceased: William Newton Creasey
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: Mar. 27, 1942
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Wm. Newton Creasey, born April 25, 1862, in Audrain county, son of the late Robert Creasey fron Virginia and Susan Long of Howard County, Missouri, died March 25, 1942, at the age of 79 years, 11 months, after an illness of flu and pneumonia.  He was a member of Liberty church and spent his entire life in that community, except for a year, which he spent in the state of Washington.  He is survived by his brother, Anthony Creasey, with whom he made his home; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Spurling, Mrs. W. T. Northcutt, also six nieces and two nephews.  Two sisters preceded him in death.  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Liberty church, the Rev. Herndon officiating.  Interment in Liberty cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Clarence F. Crockett
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Dec. 12, 1996
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Clarence F. Crockett, 86, of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Parker Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. John Foley officiating. Burial will be in Millersburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the funeral home. Mr. Crockett was born April 12, 1910, in Stephens to Leslie S. and Susie Pomie Crockett. He graduated fron Hickman High School in 1929. He married Ila Griggs on Nov. 14, 1934, in Columbia. He worked for the highway department for 20 years and was a farmer. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church in Hattan. Survivors include a son Bill Crockett, of Columbia. Memorials may be made to Option Home Health or Shriners hospital. They may be left at Parker Funeral Service.


Name of Deceased: Donna Lee Crockett
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: May 7, 2002
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Donna Lee Crockett, 59, of Columbia, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis from complications after a successful bone marrow transplant.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Forum Boulevard Christian Church, 3900 Forum Blvd.  Burial will be in Memorial Mark Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m Wednesday, May 8, at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 W. Business Loop 70.  Mrs. Crockett was born April 12, 1943, in St. Louis to Sherman and Marie Nixon.  She married Bill Crockett on Oct. 26, 1963, and he survives.  She was a graduate of Auxvasse High School and worked for MFA Insurance in Columbia from 1960 until the birth of her children.  While serving as a stay-at-home mom, she operated her own typing service and then returned to work as a bookkeeper for Buchroeder's Jewelers in 1974.  In 1986 she joined her husband as the bookkeeper and general manager of the family business, Crockett Engineering Consultants.  Mrs. Crockertt served on the City of Columbia's city council representing the Third Ward from 1994 to 2001.  She was also active with numerous community organizations and sponsored numerous fund-raisers for Coyote Hills Christian Home, Show-Me Senior Center and multiple other children's charities and other philanthropic organizations.  She was an active member of the Forum Boulevard Christian Church.  Survivors also include her mother, Marie Nixon of Auxvasse; two daughters, Tamara Crockett of Hallsville and Teresa Crockett of Cumberland Wis.; a son Tim Crockett of Columbia; two brothers, Bill Nixon of Columbia and Richard Nixon of Boonville; and a sister, Diane Chancellor of Columbia.  She was preceded in death by her father and her sister, Deborah Graves.  Memorials are suggested to the Donna Crockett Children's Aide Fund, in care of First National Bank and Trust Co., 801 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65201


Ila M. Griggs Crockett   
The Columbia Tribune, March 20, 2009    
Submitted by Robert King
Ila M. Crockett, 97, of Columbia passed away Thursday, March 19, 2009, at Boone Hospital Center.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Parker Funeral Service.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in Millersburg Cemetery.  Ila was born May 17, 1911, in Callaway County to John W. and Ethel W. Foutz Griggs.  She graduated from Heriford High School in Callaway County.  Ila married Clarence Crockett on Nov. 14, 1932, and he preceded her in death.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church.  She spent the majority of her life in Callaway County in the Millersburg, Hatton, and Stephens areas before retiring to Columbia.  This past January she became a resident of The Bluffs in Columbia.  Ila was a very loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother and friend.  She loved all her family and friends and devoted her life to their happiness.  She enjoyed having a twin sister, and they shared a close and loving relationship their entire lives.  She truly enjoyed her grandchildren and, in later years, the great-grandchildren as well.  She always had a warm and friendly smile for all those who knew her.  She was a marvelous seamstress and enjoyed making beautiful quilts for all her family.  Survivors include a son, Billy Ray Crockett and wife Ann of Columbia; three grandchildren, Tamara Crockett of Tucson, Ariz., Tim Crockett and his wife Julie of Columbia, and Teresa Crockett Vangsness and her husband, Jeff, of Roberts, Wis.; three great-grandchildren, Emery Crockett, Sally Vangsness and Mitchell Vangsness; a brother-in-law, Lescoe Long; a sister-in-law, Helen Griggs; three nephews, J. H. Long, Jerry Long and Johnnie Griggs.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of more than 60 years, Clarence; her identical twin sister, Ida M. Adair; two brothers, Bill and Ray Griggs, a sister, Nadine Long; and a daughter-in-law, Donna L. Crockett.  Ila will be greatly missed by those who loved her.  She left fond memories that will last beyond her lifetime.  Memorials are suggested to Coyote Hills Children's Home in Harrisburg.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Lucie Crowder
Newspaper: The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday
Date: October 29, 1857
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

Obit: --Died.  In Columbia, on the 24th, Mrs. Lucie, wife of Thos. M. Crowder, editor of the State Argus, and sister of Dr. Walker, of this place, aged 29 years.


Name of Deceased: Nannie Alice Crump
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: June 21, 1986

Obit: Nannie Alice Crump of Ashland died Friday, June 20 , 1986, at Boone Hospital Center, She was 75.  Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Burnett Funeral Home in Ashland with the Rev. Elder Wallace Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery in Ashland.  Mrs. Crump was born Oct. 26, 1910, in Boone County to William Edward Roberts and Sarah Frances Bennett.  She married Arthur W. "Dud" Crump on July 7, 1926.  She was a member of the Ashland Baptist Church.  Her husband and three brothers preceded her in death.  She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Sappington of Hartsburg; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  Memorials may be sent to the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, 2506 Lily Court, Columbia, Mo., 65201.


Name of Deceased: Alice Grant Johnson Cundiff
Newspaper: The Columbia, Missouri, Daily Tribune, Sept. 23, 1938 page 1
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock for Mrs. W. H. Cundiff, who died at 6:30 o'clock last night at her home near Englewood after two years illness and serious illness of two weeks. Services were conducted at the home, burial was in Johnson Cemetery near the home. Mrs. Cundiff was born in Boone county in 1866, and lived throughout her life in Boone county. She was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. G. L. Griffin of Mexico; one son, Audley Cundiff of Broken Arrow, Okla; three sisters, Mrs. Hannah Jacobs, Mrs. Annie Hudson and Mrs. Adele Hathman; two brothers, Felix Johnson and Jerome Johnson; and seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Eunice Arzelda Chandler Cundiff
Newspaper: University Missourian
Date: May 24, 1910
Submitters Name: Brian Cundiff

Obit: Mrs. Eunice Cundiff Dead. Mrs. Eunice Cundiff, of 610 North Seventh street, died at her home this morning of lung trouble. Mrs. Cundiff was 28 years old, the daughter of J. T. Chandler. She was born in Moniteau county, near California, Mo. She is survived by her husband, J. W. Cundiff, and three children. The funeral will be held at Smith's Chapel, fifteen miles southeast of Columbia, at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.


Name of Deceased: William H. Cundiff
Newspaper: The Mexico, Missouri, Ledger, Feb. 1, 1943, page1
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: William H. Cundiff, retired farmer, died here suddenly of a heart attack Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Griffin at 500 Southwestern. He was 84 years old and had been making his home here since September. He had been bedfast for the past several months. He was born August 13, 1859, and was a lifelong resident of Boone and Callaway counties. His wife, the former Alice Johnson, preceded him in death on September 23, 1938. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Griffin and a son, Audley Cundiff of Broken Arrow Okla.; three grandchildren, Master Sgt. Russell Griffin, Camp Butner, N. C., G. W. Griffin of Wentzville and Harold Griffin of this city, and other grandchildren. Funeral arrangements had not been completed. The Ledger extends sympathy.

Funeral services for William H. Cundiff will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Englewood Christian church at Englewood. The body will remain at the Arnold Funeral Home here until 8 o'clock Wednesday morning. Interment will be at the Johnson Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Nancy Marie Current
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Nov. 14, 2002
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Nancy Marie Current, 90, of Sturgeon died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at Heritage Hall Nursing Center in Centralia.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia with the Rev. David Hartgrove officiating.  Burial will be in Chapel Grove Cemetery in Clark.  Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to time of services Friday at the funeral home.  Mrs. Current was born June 1, 1912, in Hennessey, Okla., to Wilford and Florence Griggs Fenton.  She was a homemaker and attended Assembly of God Church in Centralia.  Survivors include two sons, Raymond Current of Delta, Colo., and Darril Current of Sturgeon; two daughters, Geneva Snyder of Bakersfield, Calif., and Darline Swindell of Clark; a brother, W. M. "Sonny" Fenton of Columbia; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a son Joe Current; and a sister, Cecil Smith.

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