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James Davenport of Browns Dies.
James Davenport of Browns died yesterday. He was 77 years old and born in Boone County.  Burial will be at Redtop Church tomorrow.
(Source: University Missourian, Wednesday, August 2, 1916. Transcribed by Nancy Mayo)


Name of Deceased: Ardena Barnes Davis
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Mar. 3, 1974
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Ardena Barnes Davis, 95, died yesterday afternoon in a Centralia nursing home.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Ballew Funeral Home, the Rev. Seal Bradford officiating.  Burial will be in Red Rock Cemetery.  Mrs. Davis was born Sept. 19, 1878, the daughter of Thomas B. and Molly (Stone) Cornelison.  She was married to Roke Davis who preceded her in death.  Survivors include one son, Curtis A. Barnes of Route 3, Columbia, and two granddaughters.


MARGARET WILKINS DENHAM
In Grayson county, Texas on Sept. 8, 1857 of typhoid fever after illness of 11 days Margaret Wilkins Denham wife of James D. Denham and only child of James B. & Mary Tucker of this county age 19 years, 11 months, 1 day. She leaves husband and 2 small children, a father and mother.
(Missouri  Statesman, November 6, 1857. Contributed by Peggy Thompson)


Name of Deceased: Richardson B. Denny
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Oct. 5, 1977

Obit: Mr. Richardson B. Denny, 68, Armstrong, Missouri, died Tuesday morning, October 4, at Boone County Hospital.  He was a life-long resident of Armstrong, Missouri.  Mr. Denny was born March 9, 1909 at Armstrong to Alex Denny and Rosamond Brown Denny.  He was married Oct. 16, 1932 to Minnie Mason.  He was a retired farmer.  Survivors include his wife of the home and a number of cousins.  Private prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Markland Funeral Chapel in Armstrong, Missouri.  Graveside services will be held at the Walnut Hill Cemetery at Armstrong at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Roger Foster officiating.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening.


Name of Deceased: Leroy Dirksmeyer
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: July 12, 1976

Obit: Funeral services for Leroy Dirksmeyer of Route 2, will be held Wednesday at Parker's Chapel with burial in Columbia Cemetery.  Mr. Dirksmeyer died at his home Sunday evening.  He was born June 23, 1938, in Los Angeles, Calif., to William Otto Dirksmeyer and Dorothy Houser Dirksmeyer.  He was married Aug. 16, 1964, to the former Marilynn Burnett and she survives.  Other survivors include a daughter, Stepanie Ann; a son, Christopher Lee; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Otto Dirksmeyer of Route 1, Hallsville; a brother, Robert Dirksmeyer of Phoenix, Ariz.; four sisters, Mrs. Lois Edwards and Lucille Dirksmeyer, both of Alton, Ill., Mrs. Dora Krienke and Nina Dirksmeyer, both of Kansas City; five stepsisters and one stepbrother. Mr. Dirksmeyer was on retirement disability from the post office.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and had been with the National Guard for 12 years.  Friends may call at Parker's Chapel between 4 and 9 p.m. tomorrow and on Wednesday until time for burial.


Name of Deceased: Eddie Edward Dodson
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: July 5, 1973
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Eddie Edward Dodson, 69, died Tuesday evening at Boone Retirement Center after an extended illness.  Funeral services will be conducted at Parker's Chapel at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow by the Rev. Warren Haddock, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel until services.  Surviving are two sons, James Dodson of Ashland and Thomas Dodson of Route 8; a daughter, Ellen Dodson of Clark Lane; two sister, Mrs, Charles Brown of Moberly and Mrs. Steve Harvey of Centralia; two brothers, Emmett Dodson and Robert Dodson, both of Mexico; and nine grandchildren.  Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.  Mr. Dodson was born in Boone County June 3, 1904, to Charles and Hannah (Baker) Dodson.


Name of Deceased: George Dometrorch
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Dec. 28, 1989
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: George Dometrorch, 82, of Columbia, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1989 at Boone Hospital Center.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Memorial Funeral Home with Revs. Carol Millspaugh and Dick Millspaugh officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation is from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.  Mr. Dometrorch was born April 25, 1907, in Marceline to Frank and Mary Stefanac Dometrorch Sr.  He married Edith Pauline Brown on April 24, 1948, in Midway, and she survives.  Actively involved in the livestock business in Marceline, Mr. Dometrorch began work in 1951 for the University of Missouri department of dairy husbandrey for 10 years, retiring in 1961.  He then operated a dairy farm in Boone County from 1962 to 1973.  He was an Army veteran and a member of the Catholic Church in Marceline.  In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Charles David Brown of Tulsa, Okla., a daughter, Marjorie Semon of Columbia; three brothers, John Dometrorch and Joe Dometrorch, both of Fayette, and William Dometrorch of Rocheport; four sisters, Anna Asbury of Kansas City, Josephine Wehmeyer of Rocheport, Lena Eads of Salisbury and Mary Mataya of Vallejo, Calif.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.  The family suggest memorials to Physicians Home Health Care, 619 N. Providence Road, Columbia, Mo., 65203; or the American Heart Association, 105 E. Ash St., Suite 2-East Door, Columbia, Mo., 65205.


Name of Deceased: Ina Mae Adkins Dommick
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Feb. 9, 1984
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Former Columbian Ina Dommick, 72, Overland Park, Kan., died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1984.  Mrs. Dommick was born Feb. 7, 1912, in Columbia to Robert and Priscilla Adkins.  She was a former manager of Mueller's Flower Shop and a housemother at Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arch (Sue) Hill of Columbia and Mrs. Jerry (Wanda) Hermann of Overland Park; four granddaughters, Priscilla Koelling of Stillwater, Okla., Cheryl Hill of Tempe, Ariz., Jenifer and Stephanie Hermann, both of Overland Park; two grandsons, Gregg and Chris Hill, both of Columbia; and two great-granddaughters.  Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Newcomber's Funeral Home, Brush Creek, Kansas City


E. S. DYSART DIES OF PNEUMONIA
Had Been Sick Ten Days – Was Born in Columbia
E. S. Dysart, 40 years old, died on pneumonia at noon today at his home, 509 Cherry Street. He had been sick ten days.
Mr. Dysart was born in Columbia and had lived here all his life. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Miss Dorothy Clare Dysart.
The funeral will take place at 2:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the house. The Rev. G. W. Hatcher will officiate.
(The Evening Missourian, Columbia, Mo., April 23, 1918, front page. Submitted by Peggy Thompson)

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