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Name of Deceased: Wilford Martin Fenton
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Mar. 13, 2007
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Wilford "Sonny" Martin Fenton, 81, of Columbia, formerly of Sturgeon, died Monday, March 12, 2007, at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo. Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia, officiated by the Rev. Robert McCutcheon, pastor at Sturgeon Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday at Fenton Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Chapel Grove Cemetery in Clark. He was born March 1, 1926, in Boone County, the son of Wilford Jasper and Florence Ellen Griggs Fenton. On Feb. 20, 1982, he was married to Freda M. Foley in Sturgeon, and she survives. He was a member of Sturgeon Baptist Church and was past master of Sturgeon Masonic Lodge No. 174 AF&AM. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II for two years, from January 1944 to 1946. Sonny was a law enforcement officer, serving as sheriff's deputy of Boone County and chief of police for the city of Sturgeon. Other survivors include a stepdaughter, Sabra Murphy, her husband, Jim and their family of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Nancy Current and Cecil May Smith. Pallbearers are Darren Swindell, Donnie Bradley, Gray Bradley, Jim Murphy, Jim Powell and Dean Connolly.

Miss Stella Fewsmith, 93, of 210 S. 6th Street, died unexpectedly at her home Friday night. (Her death date was March 31, 1967.)
She was born March 1, 1874 in Rock Falls, Illinois to Howard and Mary (Preston) Fewsmith. , and during her childhood lived in Guthrie, Missouri,
where her father was a miller. Upon attending school in Columbia, she was graduated from a nursing school in Chicago, Ill., and later became
head nurse at Phipp’s Tubercular Sanitorium in Denver, Colorado.

Miss Fewsmith lived in Columbia since 1942 when her sister, Miss Joy Fewsmith, a teacher in the Columbia schools for 50 years, died here. Several cousins survive including Mrs. Howard B. Lang Sr., of 308 W. Broadway.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Parker’s Chapel with Rev. John S. McMullen officiating and burial in Columbia Cemetery following.
Pallbearers will be Howard B. Lang, Jr., Arthur P. Lang, David Lang, James Westerfield, William L. Capers, and Clay Wayland.
Friends may call at Parker’s Chapel after noon today.
Submitted by Alice Horner- 2009

Name of Deceased: Cora Allen Finlay
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Jan. 24, 1977
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Cora Allen Finlay, 82, of Hallsville and formerly of Sturgeon, died at her home yesterday.  Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fenton Funeral Chapel by the Rev. James Jones, pastor of the Sturgeon Christian Church.  Interment will be at the Mt. Horeb Cemetery at Sturgeon.  Visitation will begin tomorrow afternoon after 2 p.m. at the Fenton Funeral Home.  Mrs. Finlay was born April 2, 1894 in Boone County to the late Temple and Eliza Jane Sims Allen.  On Oct. 31, 1911, she was married to John E. Finlay and he survives at home.  She was a member of the Locust Grove Baptist Church.  The Finlays lived on a farm south of Sturgeon until three years ago when they moved to Hallsville.  Other survivors include two sons, Burl Allen of Columbia, John William Finlay of Centralia; a daughter, Doris Finlay of Hallsville; three grandsons, and five granddaughters.  She was preceded in death by two sons, Don Charles Finlay and H. Clyde Finlay; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Ballard; and one brother, Charles Allen.

Name of Deceased: Donald R. Forbis
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: June 13, 1977
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mr. Donald R. Forbis, 54, 2000 Boyd Drive, died unexpectedly at Boone County Hospital late Saturday morning.  He was born in Boone County November 30, 1922 to Oscar and Eliza Nichols Forbis.  Mr. Forbis was a member of Red Top Christian Church.  He was a veteran of World War II and received the purple heart.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars-Post 280, the American Legion-Post 202, and the Painters Union-Local 1185.  Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Eliza Forbis, 700 N. Garth, Columbia, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Lewis Sims, 1011 Jewell, Columbia, Mo.; one brother, Leslie Forbis, 2000 Boyd Dr., Columbia, Mo.; his fiancee Geneva Davenport, Reid's Trailer Court, Columbia, Mo.; one nephew; one niece; 2 great-nieces; 3 great-nephews.  Services will be held at 2 PM Monday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Foley officiating.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home until time of service.

Name of Deceased: Ida Leona Johnson Forsee
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: June 1, 2010
Submitters Name: Robert king

Obit: Ida Leona Johnson Forsee, born Dec. 23, 1914, near Sturgeon to William Edward and Nellie Pearl Johnson, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Carrollton, Texas.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, at First United Methodist Church, with Burial at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.  She was the great-granddaughter of Boone County pioneers Isaac and Hannah Little Johnson.  She loved her family, her friends, and most of all, Jesus Christ her Savior.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William E. Forsee, whom she married on Aug. 5, 1933 in Fulton.  Mrs. Forsee moved to the Dallas area in 1937, where she and her husband raised their family.  She was a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star Love Field Chapter No. 875. and received her 50 year membership certificate in 1994.  She was chairwoman of the board of the Rainbow girls and received the Grand Cross of Colors for her outstanding work.  Mrs. Forsee was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Lewisville for more than 45 years.  She retired from Westvaco in March 1980. after 29 years of service.  Mrs. Forsee loved china and oil paint, work in her flower beds and garden, and crochet in her spare time.  She is survived bt her daughter, Jeanette Ferguson, daughter and son-in-law Susan and Charles McKnight, seven grandchildren, Debbie McCord, Danny Forsee, Curtis Ferguson, Susanna Miller, Joanna Grimmer, Elizabeth Martin, and Slade Ferguson; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Charles E. Forsee and his wife Jo Ann Moses Forsee; grandson, Kenton Ferguson; six brothers, Frank, Orville, Raymond, Harold, Clayton, and Delbert Johnson; and three sisters, Lena Anthony, Zetta Baumgartner, and Nadine West.  Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 907 W. Main St., Lewisville, Texas 75067. or to one's favorite charity.

Name of Deceased: Elizabeth Forshey
County Name: Boone Co. State: MO
Newspaper: Missouri Statesmen Date: 10/12/1855
Submitters Name: Marjorie Waterfield
Obit: Obituary in Missouri Statesmen
Oct. 12, 1855 DIED - In this county, 3rd, Mrs. ELIZABETH FORSHEY, wife of JOHN FORSHEY, Sr. in the 77th year of her age.

Name of Deceased: John Sire Forshey
County Name: Boone Co. State: MO
Newspaper: Missouri Statesmen Date: 10/9/1857
Submitters Name: Marjorie Waterfield
Obit: Missouri Statesmen Newspaper: Oct. 9, 1857
DIED - on the 4th, Mr. JOHN FORSHEY, Sr. of this county, aged 82 years.

E. C. Tucker, George Frank, Walt and Luther Turner, Johnnie and Newell Hulen of this place attended the funeral of their Aunt Mrs. Hannah Fountain Tuesday 8th at Pisgah North of Sturgeon, B. B. Tucker and Mrs. Lizzie Turner, Mrs. John W. Weldon, Mrs. Marion Hulen, Mrs. S. D. Turner of this community attended funeral of their sister Mrs. Hannah Fountain, the 8th inst. Several others of this place was in attendance.
 (Columbia Missouri Statesman, May 23, 1888. Contributed by Peggy Thompson)

Name of Deceased: John W. Fox
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Mar. 27, 2000
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: John "J. W." Fox, 79, of Columbia, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, in Columbia.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Webb officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March28, at Memorial Funeral Home.  Mr. Fox was born June 22, 1920, in Boone County to John "Jack" and Hattie Kennedy Fox.  He married Minnie Colvin of Sept. 27, 1941, in Boone County and she survives.  He served in the Navy during World War II.  He was a fireman with the Columbia Fire Department for 34 years, retiring as battalion chief.  He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.  Other survivors include two sons, Rodney Fox of St. Charles and Andy Fox of Columbia; a daughter, Jane Fox Smith of St. Charles; a sister, Cleo Barker of Columbia; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65203.

Name of Deceased: Mary Lee Rodgers Fred
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Aug. 3, 1990
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mary Lee Fred, 74, of Columbia died Friday, Aug. 3, 1990, at Boone Hospital Center.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Oliver Langemade officiating.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tomorrow night at the funeral home.   Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Mrs. Fred was born July 19, 1916, in Callaway County to Jasper Lee Rodgers and Elsie Mae Garrett Rodgers.  On May 14, 1947, she married Roy Fred in Mexico, Mo., and he preceded her in death in 1987.  She was a member of the Christian Church.  Survivors include one brother, Robert Rodgers of Mexico, and two sisters, Lavern Coil of Benton City and Dorothy Acuff of Mexico.

Name of Deceased: Roy Edward Fred
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Sept. 28, 1987
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Roy Edward Fred, 77, of Columbia died today, Sept. 28, 1987, at his home.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. Mr. Fred, who was a butcher for Diggs Meat Packing Company, was born Sept. 26, 1910, in Audrain County to Emmitt and Lela Dodson Fred.  He married Mary Lee Rodgers May 14, 1947, in Mexico and she survives.  A World War II army veteran, he spent three years in Australia.  Surviving with his wife are a brother, Glen Fred of Columbia; three sisters, Ruby Reynolds of Columbia and Stella Mae Sexton and Marie Long, both of Mexico.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arther and Raymond, and a sister, Frances.  Memorials are suggested to Cancer Research Center.

Name of Deceased: Anna Griggs Frosch
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: July 28, 1982
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Anna Griggs Frosch. age 88, a lifetime resident of Boone County, died at the Boone Hospital Center, Friday, July 23, where she had been a patient for about a month.  Mrs. Frosch was born January 21, 1894 in Benton County, Missouri, to the late Amandus S. and Mary Elizabeth Junod Griggs.  She was married to Frank H. Frosch November 28, 1912, in Centralia, who preceded her in death in 1954.  She was also preceded in death by one son, Howard, four brothers, two sisters and one half brother.  Mrs. Frosch is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edith Roberts, Centralia: one sister, Mrs. Rose Calvert, Brown Station, and a host of nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Frosch was a member of the Sturgeon United Methodist Church, and a past member of the United Methodist Women.  Funeral services were Sunday, July 25, at 2:00 p.m. at the Meador & Son Chapel in Centralia, with Rev. Robert Guese of the Sturgeon United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial was in the city of Centralia Cemetery.

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