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Name of Deceased: Opal Melloway Kean
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Feb. 11, 1986

Obit: Opal Melloway Kean, 79, formerly of Columbia, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1986, in Kansas City.  Mrs. Kean was born Nov. 19, 1906, in Columbia to John Franklin Melloway and Annie Maupin Melloway, graduating from Columbia High School in 1924 and from the University of Missouri in 1932.  She received her masters degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis in 1948.  She married Robert E. Kean June 14, 1933, and he survives.  Mrs. Kean was a caseworker with Family Services in Kansas City from 1932 to 1945 and a medical social worker with Jewish Family and Children's Services in Kansas City from 1947 to 1955.  She was director of social services and a psychiatric social worker at Menorah Hospital in Kansas City from 1955 to 1966 and had been in private practice as a psychiatric social worker since 1966.  She was a member of National Association of Social Workers; Academy of Certified Social Workers; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Kappa Delta; and the Methodist Church.  Also Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Dave P. Clark of Columbia.  Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Mount Moriah Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes St., Kansas City, with burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery.  


Name of Deceased: Barbara Allen Kever
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: July 16, 1941
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Barbara Allen Kever of Hallsville died this morning at 9 o'clock at the Boone County Hospital.  She had given birth to a son Friday.  Mrs. Kever was born April 25, 1918, in Cedar City, where she had lived until about two years ago.  Surviving are her husband, Clarence Kever; the 5-day old son; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Allen, of Younger in Callaway county; one brother, John M. Allen, of Cedar City; and a sister, Mrs. T. R. Nienaber, also of Cedar City.  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Hickroy Grove church.  The body will remain at the Willett Funeral Home until time for the service.


Name of Deceased: Jeffery E. Kientz
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Dec. 1, 1977

Obit: Jeffery E. Kientz, age 30, of 15 E. Forest, Columbia, died in an automobile accident in Chenoa, Ill., Nov. 30.  He was born August 14, 1947 in Columbus, Ohio.  Mr. Kientz graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1970 with a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering.  He was the former coordinator of the Columbia Community Grocery.  Survivors include his wife, Glenda (Sprague) Kientz, of the home; two daughters, Emily, age 4, and Anna, age 2, both of the home; 1 son, Asa, age 1, of the home; mother, Ruth Kientz, Dallas, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Timothy and Renee Kientz, of Jefferson City, Mo.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Patricia and Donald Hoehle of 906 Wayne Rd., Columbia; brother-in-law, Roger Sprague, Columbia.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Memorial Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to the Columbia Community Grocery or the American Cancer Society.


Name of Deceased: Guy W. King
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Nov. 10.1967
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Guy W. King, 49, of Rte. 2, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at Boone County Hospital after an illness of five months.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Anderson officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Everett Little, Vencil Sapp, John McAfee, John Cattier, Joe Ballenger and Gene Ward.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.  Mr. King was born at Leadwood on June 2, 1918, to I. J. King and Berdie Palmer King.  He came to Columbia in 1930 and on Aug. 28, 1947, was married to the former Margaret Johnson, who survives.  He enlisted in the army in St. Louis in December of 1939 and served until August of 1945.  He had been employed by the University of Missouri maintenance department for the past three years.  Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter, Barbara Jane King and one son, Wesley W. King, both of the home; and one brother, William King of Rte. 5.


Name of Deceased: Irving Jasper King
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: May 4, 1960
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Irving Jasper King, 79, died last night at the home of his son Guy King of Route 2.  He had been in ill health for two years.  Mr. King was born in Washington county on May 5, 1880.  He was married to Berdie Palmer, who died in 1927.  He had lived in this community for 30 years, moving here from Washington county.  Survivors include one other son, William E. King of Route 6, and four grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at Parker's chapel at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon with Rev. Jerry Anderson officiating.  Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery.  The body will be at Parker's until time for burial.


Name of Deceased: Ruby Johnson King
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Feb. 26, 1999
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Ruby J. King, 79, of Clark died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center.  Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at Memorial Funeral  Home with Pastor Gary Crumly officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. at the fumeral home.  Mrs. King was born Dec. 17, 1919, in Columbia to Frank Edward and Gertie Jane Griggs Johnson.  She married William King on Aug. 7, 1943, in Columbia, and he preceded her in death.  She was a member of Victory Baptist Church.  Survivors include two sons, Robert King of Shawnee Mission, Kan., and David King of Howard County; two brothers, Leonard Johnson of Oklahoma City and John Johnson of Michigan; five sisters, Eula Singleton of Kennewick, Wash., Dorothy Lee and Patsy Morton, both of Stephens, Ellen Anderson of Salina, Kan., and Margaret King of Tyler, Texas; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Memorials are suggested to Victory Baptist Church, 9401 E. I-70 Drive NE, Columbia, Mo


Name of Deceased: William Edward King
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Oct. 10, 1980
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: William Edward King, 68, of Route 1 in Armstrong died yesterday at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital.  He was a farmer.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Caldwell and Don Durbin officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.  King was born in 1912 in Leadwood to Jasper and Birdie Palmer King.  He married Ruby Johnson in 1943, and she survives.  He was a member of Armstrong Baptist Church.  In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, David King of Columbia and Robert King of Wichita, Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Mayfield of Cadet, Mo., and Daisy Litton and Dollie Garner, both of Potosi; and two grandchildren, Matthew William King and Anna Kathleen King.


Obituary of S. A. Kinkead
S. A. Kinkead Dies January 29
   S. A. Kinkead of Centralia, Mo. died Saturday, Jan. 29, in Columbia Hospital in Columbia, Mo. He was married to the former Laura Bryson, who survives.
   Also surviving are one son, Verdelle Kinkead, of Moberly, Mo.: one grandson. Roscoe Kinkead, of Centralia, Mo.: two great grandchildren,
and one brother Maurice Kinkead of Centralia, Mo. He was a brother of the late Roy Kinkead of Astoria.
   Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Jan. 31, at Mentor Funeral Home in Centralia, Mo, with burial in the City Cemetery.
   Attending the funeral services from here were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kinkead, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ellis, Leann and Georgeanglia.
   Note: Mrs. Gene Ellis is Sarah "Sally" Kinkead. Astoria Argus, Astoria, Illinois - In ink 1972 [submitted by: Sara Hemp 2007]

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