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Name of Deceased: Mary Helen Wade
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Sept. 20, 1993

Obit: Mary Helen Wade, 83, of Columbia died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1993, in Columbia. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Memorial Funeral Home. Mrs. Wade was born Jan. 23, 1910, to Robert Gibbs and Nellie Jordon Gibbs. On Oct. 22, 1935, in Boonville, she married Joel Wade, and he preceded her in death. She worked as a registered nurse for many years and was a member of Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of the Church. Survivors include one daughter, Helen Wade of Columbia; two brothers, Dudley Gibbs of Ogden, Utah, and Herbert Nichols of Boonville; and four sisters, Eleanor Gibbs and Dorothy Rule both of Columbia, Lila Johnson of Clifton, Texas, and Katherine Burgess of Los Angeles. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister. Memorials are suggested to the Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd., or to the American Cancer Society, 36 N. Ninth St.


Name of Deceased: Neola Mae Wade
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Sept. 26, 2005
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Neola Mae Wade, 84, of California, Mo., was called to heaven Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at Moniteau Care Center in California, where she had resided for 3 1/2 years. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton, with pastor Bruce Williamson officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mount Horeb Cemetery, south of Sturgeon. She was born April 11, 1921, in Boone County, the daughter of the late Ernest V. and Alice Sexton Chick. On May 16, 1936, she married Floyd Wilson Wade, who preceded her in death in 1961. Neola retired from 3M in Columbia after many years. She was a home maker who enjoyed her family, church and friends. She loved to do for others and was especially fond of gardening and all types of wildlife. She is survived by her children, Judy Scrivner and husband Roger of Lohman, Jackie Kemmer Beal and her husband Roy of Jefferson City, Floyd Jerrold Wade and wife Donna of Columbia, Nancy Compton of Columbia and Michael Carlo Wade and wife Barbara of Fulton. In addition to her children, she leaves 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, who will miss the stories of the life she lived; and four sisters, Joyce Husky, Lou Gray and Betty Hoffman of Columbia, and Pat Unser of St. Louis. Two brothers preceded her in death, Earnest Chick Jr. and Jack Chick. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in care of Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Blvd., Fulton, Mo., 65251.


Name of Deceased: Mary Virginia Jacobs Walker Wasilewski
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Mar. 30, 1995
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mary Virginia Walker Wasilewski, 70, of Kaiser died Tuesday, March 28, 1995, at Boone Hospital Center. A memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at Parker Funeral Chapel with Rev. Michael Keith officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Mrs. Wasilewski was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Boone County to Ora D. and Dolly Virginia Rule Jacobs. She married Stanley Wasilewski, and he survives. She was a graduate of Hickman High School and lived in Kaiser for 24 years. Survivors also include three sons, Ronald Wasilewski of Los Angeles, Raymond Wasilewski of Santa Ana, Calif., and Richard Wasilewski of Long Beach, Calif.; two daughters, Linda Ridenhour of St. James, and Debbie Allison of Mexico, Mo.; two brothers, Ralph Jacobs of Shipman, Ill., and Elgin Jacobs of Lake Ozark; four sisters, Helen Singleton of Columbia, Thelma Randolph of Shipman, Ill., Mildred Sevier of Little Rock, Ark., and Rita Bentz of Lake Ozark; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers.


Name of Deceased: Edith (Norvell) Wayland
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Mar. 7, 1979

Obit: Mrs. Joel W. Wayland, 210 E. Sexton Road, died at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday at Boone County Hospital. Mrs. Wayland was the former Edith Norvell. She was born in Boone County on Sept. 10, 1894, to John Wesley and Sarah Frances Stephans Norvell. She was married to Mr. Wayland in 1913 and he preceded her in death Sept. 13, 1978. Mrs. Wayland was one of the oldest members of the First Christian Church. She was also a member of Boone County Chapter of Eastern Star. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Wayland, 904 Fairview Rd., two sisters, Mrs. F. Lewis Douglas, 113 Anderson Ave., and Mrs. J. Edgar Drane, 2513 Braemore Rd.; and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. ervices will be held at Parker's Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Sam S. Langley officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at Parker's from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.


Name of Deceased: Jeffrey Russell West
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: June 11, 1985

Obit: Jeffrey Russell West, 19, of Columbia died Monday, June 10, 1985, in Boonville as the result of an automobile accident. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Raymond McCallister officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. West, a student at Kansas State University, was born April 19, 1966, in Alton, Ill., to Kenneth C, and Linda J. Wilhite West, and they survive. Also surviving are a brother, Richard Alan West; a sister, Laurie Ann West of Columbia; maternal grandparents, Russell and Betsy Wilhite of Columbia; paternal grandparents, Robert and Sibyl West of Lebanon, Mo., and two great-grandmothers, Mary Wilhite and Helen Shepard, both of Columbia. Memorials are suggested to Rock Bridge Band Boosters.


Name of Deceased: Opal Nadine West
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Aug. 10, 2004
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Opal Nadine West, 87, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at South Hampton Place. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Parker Funeral Service with the Rev. Robert Vegiard officiating. Visitation will be form 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Nadine was born July 12, 1917, to William Ed and Nellie Pearl Johnson. On Sept. 2, 1939, she married Virgil West, and he preceded her in death. She lived in the Harg community during her youth and young adult life. The past 62 years, she lived in the Hinton community. Survivors include a daughter, Anita Wade of Columbia; a son, Sherman West of Columbia; five grandsons, David Stevens, Michael Stevens, Kevin West and Karl West, all of Columbia, and Andrew Stevens of Portland, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Kammeron and Bailey West of Columbia and Anthony and Elizabeth Stevens of Portland, Texas; a sister, Ida Forsee of Lewisville, Texas; a brother, Clayton Johnson of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Zetta Baumgartner; and three brothers, Harold Johnson, Delbert Johnson and Raymond Johnson. Memorial contributions are suggested to Dripping Springs Christian Church, 2701 W. Dripping Springs Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.


Name of Deceased: Sherman Virgil West
Newspaper: The Coulumbia Daily Tribune
Date: Sept. 19, 2007
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Sherman V. West, 63, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, at Boone Hospital Center. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Sherman was born Nov. 9, 1943, in Columbia to Virgil and Nadine Johnson West, and they preceded him in death.Sherman and his wife Sherry, were married Oct. 4, 1991, in Harrisburg, and she survives. He was a lifelong resident of the Hinton community, graduated from Hickman High School in 1961and joined the Ironworkers Local 396 on July 1, 1966. He was a cowboy at heart and loved roping and riding and a good two-step. His greatest joy was spending time with his sons and grandchildren. He also had many lifelong friends and enjoyed a good story or practical joke. He is also survived by his two sons, Kevin West, wife Melanie and granddaughter, Ryan of Columbia and Karl West, wife Michelle and grandchildren Kammeron and Bailey West of Hallsville; a sister, Anita Wade and husband Jim of Columbia; three nephews; several cousins; five stepchildren, Doug Lane, Christie McCaleb, Michelle Staats, Wendy Lane and Keith Lane, all of Columbia; and 13 stepgrandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, Missouri Kidney Association or charity of the donor's choice, all in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.


Name of Deceased: Virgil William West
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Dec. 7, 1995
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Virgil W. West, 84, of Columbia died Thursday, Dec. 7, 1995, at Columbia Regional Care Center. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Parker Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Fred Erickson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the funeral home. Mr. West was born in Boone County to Samuel O. West and Eunice Childers. On Sept. 2, 1939, he married Nadine Johnson in Jefferson City, and she survives. Mr. West lived his entire life in the Hinton neighborhood and was a retired carpenter. He was a member of Dripping Springs Christian Church and Carpenters Local No. 1925. Survivors also include a son, Sherman West of Columbia; a daughter, Anita Wade of Columbia; a brother, Vencil West of Marshfield; a sister, Mildred Phillippe of Columbia; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother. Memorials are suggested to the Dripping Springs Christian Church Building Fund, in care of Dripping Springs Christian Church, 2701 W. Dripping Springs Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.


Name of Deceased: Guy A. White
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Feb. 14, 1977

Obit: Guy A. White, 84, of Ashland, died at 12 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Regional Hospital. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow by the Rev. James McCoy, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, at the Burnett Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. this afternoon and continue until time for services. Mr. White was born July 19, 1892, in Cedar City to A. D. White and Elizabeth Blackborn White. He was married Oct. 1, 1917, to Laura M. Meyer, who survives. He worked for the Corps of Engineers for 23 years and retired in 1959. He was a veteran of WW II and a 50 year member of the Ashland Masonic Lodge # 156. Survivors include his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Leonard Norris of Ashland; one son, Kenneth White of Hartsburg; four brothers, Ottos E. White of Boonville, Joe White of Oklahoma City, Lewis White of Raytown and Clifford White of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Bess Zeller of New Franklin and Mrs. Mary Ackman of Hartsburg; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Jesse Q. Whitmore
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Nov. 7, 1958
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Jesse Q. Whitmore, 80, 1013 Spencer road, died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at University hospitals, where he had been a patient since Oct. 13, A retired service station operator, he had been a resident here for the past 10 years. Born August 24, 1878, in Higbee, Mr. Whitmore was the son of Tom and Louisa Whitmore of Randolph county. He was married to the former Miss Lula Johnson on Sept. 12, 1929, in Jefferson City. Survivors include his widow and a sister, Mrs. Georgia Winn of Higbee. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Higbee Methodist church with the Rev. Percy White, pastor of the Baptist church at Fairview, officiating. Burial will be at Oakland cemetery, Moberly. The body will be at the Burton funeral home, Higbee, until time for services.


Name of Deceased: Lula Johnson Whitmore
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: March 21, 1967
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Jesse Q. Whitmore, 80, of Jefferson City Star Route 2, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Lena Mae Wagner also of Jefferson City Star Route 2, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Whitmore, the former Miss Lula Johnson, was born in Boone County April 25, 1886 to George W. and Isabelle Dillon Johnson. She was first married to Elbert Gilpin, who died in 1927. In 1931 she married Mr. Whitmore who died in 1957. She was a member of Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ida LaRoe of 1402 W. Worley St., and a brother, Owen Johnson of Larned, Kan. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Loren Belt of Jefferson City officiating. Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery. Pallbearers are William L. Madden, George C. Wagner, Lawrence Wagner, Wayne Wagner and George L. Wagner. The body will be at the funeral home until time for burial.


Name of Deceased: Elsworth S. Wilcoxon
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Mar. 26, 1987
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Elsworth S. Wilcoxon, 76, of Ashland died Wednesday , March 25, 1987, at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Ashland Baptist Church with the Revs. Jim Smith and Bart Tichenor officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Bennett Funeral Home where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Wilcoxon was born April 4, 1910, in Holts Summit to Eli Stanton and Eva Thomas Wilcoxon. He married Lucy Nichols on Feb. 16, 1929, in Columbia, and she survives. Mr Wilcoxon was a retired manager of the ASC office and was on the ASC committee for 30 years. He served on the Ashland School Board for 21 years and the board of REA for 25 years, and he was a member of Ashland Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge and the Shriners. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Mitchell (Doris) Martin of Ashland and Mary Davison of Lake Ozark; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Four brothers and an infant granddaughter preceded him in death. Memorials may be given to Ashland Baptist Church.


Name of Deceased: James Mortimer Wilcoxon
Newspaper: Columbia Tribune
Date: March 17, 1964
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Fayette, March 17- Rev. James M. Wilcoxon, 77, a retired Baptist minister, died at 1 a.m. today at Keller Memorial Hospital here, where he was admitted yesterday. He had been in failing health for several years. He was born Jan. 10, 1887 in Callaway County, to Charles E. and Jeanette Sanders Wilcoxon. In 1915 he was married to Miss Althea Williams of Fulton. The Rev. Mr. Wilcoxon was pastor of the Baptist church in Fredericktown from 1935 to 1940. In 1940 he and his family moved to Fayette, where they have lived ever since. He served Baptist churches in Higbee, Bunceton and Roanoke until 1946, when he became pastor of First Baptist Church in Fayette. He was pastor there until he was forced to retire in 1952 because of poor health. Since his retirement, the Rev. Mr. Wilcoxon has been a substitute pastor in several rural churches in the Mount Zion Baptist Association. He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Mac E. Coverdell of St. Charles; and two grandchildren, James Mac Coverdell and Sue Ann Coverdell, both of St. Charles. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ralph A. Carr Funeral Home, with Rev. Jean Osborn, Pastor of The First Baptist Church in Fayette, in charge. Burial will be in Fayette City Cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home until time for the burial.


Name of Deceased: Lucy Wilcoxon
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Aug. 3, 1988
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Lucy Wilcoxon, 83, of Ashland died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1988, at Boone Hospital Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Ashland Baptist Church with Revs. Jim Smith and Bart Tichenor officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Bennett Funeral Home. Mrs. Wilcoxon was born Dec. 5, 1904, in Boone County to James S. Nichols and Mamie Crane Nichols. She married Ellsworth S. Wilcoxon on Feb. 6, 1929, in Columbia, and he died in March 1987. She was a member of Ashland Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Doris Martin of Ashland and Mary Davison of Lake Orzark; two sisters, Mildred Old and Faye Sapp, both of Ashland; and six grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Memorials may be given to Ashland Baptist Church.


Name of Deceased: Donna Wilcoxson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Mar. 12, 2000
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Donna Wilcoxson, 56, of Harrisburg died Friday, March 10, 2000, at her home.  Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 13, at Harrisburg Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Kelleher officiating.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Nilson Funeral Home.  Mrs. Wilcoxson was born April 23, 1943, in Boone County to John Edwin Richardson and Margaret Ruth Smith Richardson.  On Dec. 28, 1962, she married Paul Wilcoxson, and he survives.  She was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church.  Other survivors include two sons, Michael Wilcoxson and Darrin Wilcoxson, both of Harrisburg; a sister, Rita Sue Proctor of Harrisburg; and three grandchildren.  Memorials are suggested to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 915 Olive St., St. Louis, MO, 63101.


Name of Deceased: Mary Katherine Wilhite
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: July 16, 1985
Submitted by: Robert King

Obit: Mary Katherine Wilhite, 87, of Columbia died Monday, July 15, 1985, at Boone Retirement Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Neiger officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Born July 24, 1898, in Boone County to Claborn Walls and Urma Wilmuth Douglas Short, she married Robert Earl Wilhite on March 22, 1916. He preceded her in death in September 1974. Mrs. Wilhite was a member of the First Baptist Church, a long time member of the Sneed Class of the church and was a member of Rebakah Lodge 383. Surviving are a son, Russell Wilhite of Columbia; a sister, Mrs. Casey (Helene) Whitney of North Hollywood, Calif.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sneed Class of the First Baptist Church.


Name of Deceased:  Lucy Boone Wilkes
Newspaper: The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday
Date: December 31, 1857
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

Obit: --Died.  In Columbia, on the 23d, Lucy Boone, daughter of Prof. L. B. Wilkes, aged 3 years.


FORMER BOONE COUNTIAN DIES
Mrs. Clara Willhite, Daughter of Pioneer, Passes Away in California
Mrs. Clara Boggs Willhite, who was born in Boone County ten miles west of Columbia died Tuesday at Escandida, Cal. She was the daughter of James Boggs, a pioneer Boone County citizens. Mrs. Willhite and her husband, Fielding Willhite, moved to Billings, Mont., about twenty years ago, where Mr. Willhite engaged in the dairy business. They moved to California about six years ago because of Mr. Willhite’s failing health.
(The Evening Missourian, Columbia, Mo., April 25, 1918, front page. Submitted by Peggy Thompson)


Name of Deceased: Margaret Ann Williams
Newspaper: The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday
Date: March 18, 1858
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

Obit: --Died.  In Sturgeon, Boone county, on the 11th, Miss Margaret Ann Williams, daughter of C. J. Williams, aged about 18 years.


Name of Deceased: Wanda Gale Griggs Willis
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: June 23, 2008
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Wanda Gale Willis, 69, of Hallsville died June 21, 2008, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Hallsville Baptist Church in Hallsville. Officiating will be the Rev. Robert Cook, interim pastor of Hallsville Baptist Church. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at Hallsville Baptist Church. Interment will be in Red Top Christian Church Cemetery in Hallsville. She was born April 2, 1939, in Boone County, the daughter of Alfred L. and Annie L. Crane Griggs. An April 1, 1961, she was married in Ashland to James M. Willis, and he survives. Mrs. Willis was a member of the Hallsville Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday school classes and worked in vacation Bible school. She was a devoted homemaker and a loving and caring family member who will be sadly missed. ther survivors include a daughter, Cheri L. Fox, and her husband Doug; and two granddaughters, Kayla Fox and Kelsey Fox, all of Holts Summit; one brother Danny Griggs, and his wife Martha; and one sister, Billie June Caldwell, all of Hallsville. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, A. D. Griggs, Bruce Griggs and Jerry Griggs; and two sisters, Shirley Morris and Betty Jo Griggs. Honorary pallbearers are Gilbert Huskey, Roger Jeffries, Ronnie Reeves and Delbert McKay. Pallbearers will be Jamie Jeffries, Phil Crane, Jeff Crane, Donald Halbert, Darrell Beckett and Doug Stinson. The family suggest memorials to Hallsville Baptist Church Building Fund, 115 Elizabeth St., Hallsville, Mo., 65255.


Name of Deceased: Edward Wilson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Jan. 6, 1979
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Edward Wilson, 72, of Ashland died yesterday at Boone County Hospital. Mr. Wilson was born Aug. 12, 1906, the son of Jim and Addie Taylor Wilson. He married Nellie C. Colvin on Jan. 15, 1930, and she survives. He was a member of Nashville Baptist Church. Other survivors include one daughter, Lois Katherine Krober of Moberly; one son, Larry Edward Wilson of Columbia; one sister, Lela Nichols of Ashland; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Nashville Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Snyder officiating. Burial will be in the Nashville Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m today at Burnett's Funeral Home in Ashland.


Name of Deceased: Joseph Edgar Wilson
Newspaper: The Centraila Fireside Guard
Date: March 6, 1975

Obit: Joseph Edgar Wilson, age 86, Sturgeon, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, March 2, at the Columbia Gardens Retiremment and Nursing Center, where he had resided for the past month. Mr. Wilson, son of the late Milton and Rhoda Wilson was born March 16, 1888, in Cass County, Missouri. He was married to Buena May Poland who survives. Mr. Wilson is survived by one son, Otto Wilson, Clark; one sister, Mrs. Merna A. Smith, Drexel, Missouri; one grandson, Dale Wilson, Pleasant Hill, Missouri; two great-grandchildren, Kimberly and Joey Wilson, Pleasant Hill, Missouri; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Church of God (Abrahamic Faith). He was a retired carpenter. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 4, 1:00 p.m., at the Meador Son Funeral Chapel in Sturgeon with Brother Lyle Rankin, Church of God (Abrahamic Faith), Lockwood, Missouri, officiating and the Rev. James C. Tolbert, Baptist Church, Sturgeon assisting. Burial was in Chapel Grove Cemetery, Clark. Pallbearers were: Pack Bradley, Hans Hansen, Robert Jesse, Dewey McCullough, John Richards, Dewey Roberts, Frank Toalson, and Leonard Young.


Name of Deceased: Nellie Catherine Colvin Wilson
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Dec. 23, 1982
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Nellie Catherine Wilson, 71, formerly of Ashland, died Dec. 22, 1982, at Columbia Regional Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Nashville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Don Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight at Memorial Funeral Home. Mrs.Wilson, a retired licensed practical nurse, was born Feb. 22, 1911, in Boone County to Jess and Lena Colvin. She married Edward Wilson on Jan. 15, 1930, and he preceded her in death in 1979. She was a member of the Nashville Baptist Church, WPEA, Rebekah Lodge and the senior citizens club of Ashland and was also a volunteer for the Red Cross bloodmobile. Survivors are one son, Larry Wilson of Columbia; one daughter, Kathleen Kraber of Moberly; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorial contributions to Cancer Research Center, Business Loop 70 and Garth Avenue, Columbia, Mo., 65201.


Name of Deceased: Orbra Louis Wilson
Newspaper: The Fulton Sun
Date: Mar. 7, 1990
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Orbra L. "Big" Wilson, 65, of New Bloomfield died Thursday, March 5, 1990 at the Charlie E. Still Hospital in Jefferson City. He was born Oct. 8, 1924, in Ashland, the son of the late Charles Aubrey and Alice Crump Colter Wilson. He married Irene Fisher on March 27, 1943. She survives at the home. Other survivors include two sons, Randy Wilson of the home and Gary Wilson of Devlin, Ontario, Canada; two half-sisters, Linda Seba and Juanita Lee, both of Bland; one step brother, Clinton Colter of Hermann; five granddaughters and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by his twin brother and by his parents. Mr. Wilson was a heavy equipment operator for several years. He attended schools at Ellis School in Ashland. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Rick Hopkins at 2 p.m. Sunday at Debo Funeral Home in Holts Summit. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Dry Fork Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Ordra Lee Wilson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Jan. 23, 1967
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Ashland- Ordra Lee Wilson, 42, of Guthrie died at 9 a.m. Sunday at Boone County Hospital. He had been a patient there for two weeks. Mr. Wilson was born Oct. 8, 1924, in the Ashland community to Charles O. and Alice Crump Wilson. He was married at Owensville June 11, 1948, to the former Miss Mabelle Stewart, who survives. He was in the trucking business. He attended Ellis School east of Ashland and served in the South Pacific area in the Second Marine Division from 1944 to 1946. He was awarded a number of citations for meritorious service. Survivors in addition to the widow include five daughters, Mrs. Glen Stone of Ironton, Miss Tama Jane, Miss Mona Kay, Jodell and Lori Ann Wilson, all of the home; a son, Charles Lee Wilson of the home; a twin brother, Orbra Wilson of New Bloomfield; a sister, Mrs. Frank Nichols of New Bloomfield; two half sisters, Mrs. Linda Muir and Mrs. Juanita Lee, both of Owensville and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Burnett Funeral Home Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Charles W. Halbrook, pastor of Providence Baptist Church at New Bloomfield. Burial will be in the Dry Fork Baptist Church Cemetery east of Ashland.


R.L. Withers died at the home of his sister, Mrs. J.R. Jacobs, 214 Edgewood Ave, this afternoon (Sept 2, 1920). Mr. Withers is survived by Mrs. Jacobs and a brother, Jennings Withers of Percival, Iowa. His body was buried in the Baptist cemetery.
Mr. Withers was 80 years old and a resident of Columbia for fifty years. He was born in 1840 near St. Charles Rd., 5 miles from Columbia. He attended the University of Missouri in 1856-57, and when the Civil War broke out, joined the Confederate Army under Major Robinson of Shelby's Div. His greatest pleasure was to say that he was a Democrat as well as all of his forebears. He held offices in Boone county and was elected city collector of Columbia twice. He was in charge of the city scales for many years.
(The Columbia Evening Missouri Sept 3, 1920. Transcribed by Nancy Mayo)


Name of Deceased: Alvin P. Wood
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Feb. 23, 2008
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Alvin P. Wood, 55, of Centralia passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia with visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. He was born Nov. 9, 1952. Survivors include his wife, Francis "Frankie" Adkisson Wood; two stepsons, Patrick Chapman and Clint Chapman; his mother, Barbara Wood; three sisters, Doris Wood, Patty Langdon and Linda Rose; and three step-grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Barbara Ann Rosenfelder Wood
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Feb. 19, 2009
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Barbara Ann Wood, 76, of Centralia died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Boone Hospital Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia. The Rev. David Hargrove, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.Friday. Interment will be in Centralia Cemetery. She was born Feb. 5, 1933, in Boone County, the daughter of Ted and Greta Brown Rosenfelder. Barbara was a member of First Baptist Church in Centralia. She was self-employed by doing housekeeping for many Centralia residents. Survivors include three daughters, Doris Wood of Centralia, Patty Langdon and husband Ron of Edgar, Wis., and Linda Rose of Centralia; five grandchildren, Patrick Chapman, Clint Chapman, Stephanie Rose Ingram, Grant Langdon and Matthew Langdon; eight great-grandchildren; and one half-brother, Morris Bond of Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant daughters; and son Alvin P. Wood on Feb. 21 2008. Honorary pallbeaers will be Scott Ingram and Grant Langdon. Pallbearers will be Matthew Langdon, Timothy True, Jacob Whitehead, Ron Langdon, Nathan Smith, Richard Ingram and Levi Coolley. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Lottie Woodson
Newspaper: The Centralia Fire Side Guard
Date: Feb 26, 1970

Obit: Mrs. Emmett W. Woodson died at the Audrain Hospital on Saturday. She had been ill for some time. Funeral services were held on Monday at the Fenton Funeral Chapel by Rev. Donald Mattson, pastor of the First Christian Church. Burial was in the Centralia Cemetery. Pallbearers were Homer Leach, Jack Thompson, Brent Mayes, Paul Sturgeon, Archie Ellis and Charles Cox. Mrs. Lottie Woodson was born in Callaway County on August 13, 1887 and was married on August 26, 1906 to Emmett W. Woodson who preceded her in death on April 10, 1961. She was a member of the First Christian Church and had lived in Centralia about 55 years. She had been employed as a cook at the Centralia High School for 14 years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Edith Bryson and Mrs. Hazel Rodibaugh both of Centralia; two sons, Emmett Woodson Jr., of Dallas, Texas and Glenn Woodson of Forsyth; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Jewett Stone of Columbia. She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.


Name of Deceased: Mitchell Stonewall Jackson Woolery
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: July 19, 1942
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mitchell Stonewall Jackson (Tobe) Woolery, 80, was found dead at his home two miles North of Wilhite store last Saturday suffering a heart ailment. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Robberts, who live on the farm adjoining Mr. Woolery's place, discovered he was dead when they returned from Columbia at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon with some groceries they had purchased for him. They had seen Mr. Woolery at 11 o'clock that morning and he informed them he was not feeling well. They offered to buy groceries for him while they were in Columbia. Upon their return they found him lying dead on his bed. Coroner E. J. (Barney) Ward was called and said no inquest was necessary. The body was removed to the Willett Funeral home, where the body will remain until funeral services are held there at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon with the Elder Lloyd Sapp officiating. Burial will be in the New Salem Cemetery. Mr. Woolery is survived by two daughters, Mrs. N. C. McHalffey and Mrs. Ed Holloway, both of Columbia; two sons, Joel Woolery, Rock Island, Ill. and William Woolery, San Francisco; and one brother, Ed Woolery of Columbia.


WRIGHT, ELLA L.
Mrs. Ella L. Wright, 31 dies, Burial to be at Smith's Chapel, Howard County tomorrow
Mrs. Ella L. Wright, 31 years old, the wife of Wilbur Wright, died Saturday night at her home fourteen miles northwest of Columbia. Death resulted from a complication of diseases.
Mrs. Wright was born in Warren County. She was a daughter of William Gerling.
Burial will be tomorrow afternoon at Smith's Chapel, Howard County.
(The Columbia Evening Missourian, October 25, 1920, transcribed by Peggy Thompson)


WRIGHT, FANNIE
Mrs. Fannie Wright Dies - Funeral Services Held Today in Old Cedar Church at Stephens
Mrs. Fannie Wright, daughter of the late Frank Jenkins, primitave Baptist preacher of Boone County, died last night at her home in Stephens. Mrs. Wright was 78 years old and had lived in Boone County all her life. Mrs. Wright was in good health and the cause of her death was due to old age.
The funeral services were held today at 3 o'clock at the Old Cedar Church at Stephens. Rev. Williams Fish of Stephens officiated.
Mrs. Wright is survived by three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Morton and Mrs. T. P. Stephens of Ashland and Mrs. H. H. Jenkins of Columbia, one brother T. B. Jenkins of Columbia and three sons, Edgar B. Wright, Elijah B. Wright and W. S. Wright all of Stephens.
(The Evening MIssourian, April 12, 1919, Columbia, Mo., transcribed by Peggy Thompson)


WRIGHT, HATTIE
Mrs. Annie Keller went to Palmyra today to attend the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Hattie Wright, who died yesterday.
(The Evening Missourian, Columbia, Mo., February 10, 1920, page 3, transcribed by Peggy Thompson)


WRIGHT, MALICIA
Mrs. Malicia Wright Dead - Had been Resident of Stephens for Forty Years
Mrs. Malicia Wright, 80 years old, wife of John Wright, died at her home at Stephens at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Wright had been ill for the last year, having never recovered from influenza, which she had last winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Wright were married forty years ago and have been residents of Stephens since that time. Mrs. Wright is survived by a sister, Mrs. John Stewart of Murry and two nephews Thomas and Richard Wright of Columbia.
Funeral services conducted by the Rev. W. C. Fish, were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Old Cedar Church at Stephens.
(The Columbia Evening Missourian, January 6, 1921, transcribed by Peggy Thompson)


MRS. MINTIE WRIGHT DIED TODAY
Victim of Heart Disease Leaves Husband and Infant Son
Mrs. Mintie J. Wright, wife of P. J. Wright, died at her home seven miles north of Columbia at 7 o'clock this morning. She suffered from heart disease.
Mrs. Wright is survived by her husband, a son one month old, a mother, two brothers and four sisters. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made. Burial will be in Dripping Spring Cemetery.
(The Evening Missourian, November 20, 1918, transcribed by Peggy Thompson)


WRIGHT, PALMERSTON
Palmerston Wright, 80 years old, died at his home five miles southwest of Ashland the night of May 28, following a long illness. He was buried at Mt. Zion cemetery last Friday.
(The Evening Missourian, June 6, 1919, page 5, transcribed by Peggy Thompson)


WRIGHT, PAUL M.
Paul M. Wright, 71, Dies - Death Follows Long Illness due to Aenemia
Paul M. Wright, died at his home, 602 Conley avenue, last night after a long illness. He was a member of one of Missouri's pioneer families. His farther came to Missouri with the grandparents from Kentucky in 1826.
Mr. Wright was born May 12, 1849, in Rocheport, where his father, James Kelly Wright, was engaged in the drygoods business. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Columbia where they lived until he was 10 years old. At that time the family moved to a farm five miles northeast of Columbia where Mr. Wright later was married to Rebecca E. Harden September 27, 1876. To this union five children Mary Hamilton and Leonidas Edmondson died in infancy. The other children J. Kelly Wright, lecturer for the Missouri State Board of Argiculture, Turner R. Wright of the United States Agriculture, Washington, D. C., and Miss Harriet Wright of Columbia and his wife survive him.
Mr. Wright was an active farmer and stockman for many years. He was one of the early breeders of Poland China hogs and Shorthorn cattle in Boone County being a frequent exhibitor at the county fairs. He was a friend of the College of Agriculture and was one of the first men in the county to co-operate with the college in experimental work in farm crops. He lived on the farm until a few years ago when he moved to Columbia where he lived retired until his death.
Mr. Wright joined the Christian Church at Antioch southest of Columbia when he was about 20 years old. The pastor at that time was the Rev. Allen Ellston. His membership remained at Antioch until the old church was torn down. When Beren Church on the Two-Mile Prairie was organized he placed his membership there where it has since remained.
The funeral will be conducted at the home by Rev. Madison A. Hart, at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Interment in the Columbia Cemetery. Turner Wright because of the illness due to influenza will not be able to be present. The active pallbearers will be: J. E. Wright, Wat Wright, John H. Peak, J. E. Higbee, Estes Bedford, and T. J. Rodhouse.
Honorary pallbearers: W. A. Bright, L. T. Searcy, N. T. Gentry, John Schwabe, Dr. F. Feaster and J. C. Gillapsy.
(The Evening Missourian, February 19, 1920, transcribed by Peggy Thompson)


TOWNSEND WRIGHT
Townsend Wright died at his home near Hallsville, last Thursday after an extended illness. Burial was at Fayette.
(The Columbia Evening Missourian, March 22, 1921, fourth thirty o'clock edition, page 4, transcribed by Peggy Thompson)


Wright, Wesley
Wesley Wright who had been ill off and on all winter, died Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock at his home in Columbia of diabetes.
He was 46 years and 10 month old.
The son of George Matthews and Minerva Sims Wright he was born two miles east of Hallsville on September 7, 1875 and until he moved to Columbia a year ago lived all his life in this section. He was first married to Nettie Shock in the firm name of Shock and Wright. He was a member of the Hallsville Lodge No. 336 A.F. & A.M.
Surviving are his widow by his second marriage, three sons Granville, Marlow and George Francis at home and eight brothers and sisters; Garland S. Wright, east of Hallsville; Mrs. Lena Chrisman of Younger, Mrs. Bettie Young of Callaway County, G. Walter and Roger M. Wright of Hallsville, Mrs. Sallie Hall of Murry, A.H. and Eva Wright of Audrain County.
The funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Red Top Church. Burial was made at Salt River.
Mr. Wright was popular with all who knew him and was a fine man in every respect. He was one of the donors of the site of the Hallsville High School.
Submitted by: Peggy L.


Name of Deceased: Cora Belle Wyrick
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Aug. 31, 1969

Obit: Mrs. Cora Belle Wyrick, 79, a former Columbia resident, died at 7 a.m. Saturday at the State Hospital in Nevada, Mo. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Nashville Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Pulliam, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harold Edwards, Wayne Gilpin, John Crane, Earl Crane, Paul Smith and Robert Cole. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today. Mrs. Wyrick was born in Columbia on July 7, 1890, the daughter of G. W. and Mattie Keany Orten. She was married to Sid Jenkins and later to Edward Wyrick and they both preceded her in death. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Neosho, Mo. Survivors include a son, Roy Jenkins of Route 4; three stepsons, Hal Wyrick of Torrie Pines, Nev., Edgar Wyrick Jr., of Amarillo, Texas and Warren Wyrick of Illinois, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Wade Peters of Wichita, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Roy Harris of Madison, Mo.; two brothers, Roy Orten of Neosho, Mo., and Owen Orten of Nebraska; several grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

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