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Name of Deceased: Martin, Doris
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Jan. 26, 2007
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Doris Martin, 77, of Ashland passed away at her home with her family all around. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Ashland Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home. Doris was born Sept. 6, 1929 in Holts Summit, to Elsworth S. and Lucy Nichols Wilcoxon. On March 11, 1948, she married Mitchell N. Martin in Ashland, and he survives. Doris enjoyed being a homemaker and was a excellent cook and quilt maker. Her meringue pies have been enjoyed by many family and friends. She was a member of Ashland Baptist Church, Ashland Legion Women's Auxiliary and the Thimbleberries Club. She is survived by her husband, Mitchell of the home; daughters Sherry Sapp and husband Mike of Boonville, and Anne Lewis and husband David of Ashland; sons Tom Martin and wife Marcia of Clark, and Bill Martin and wife Kim of Columbia; eight grandchildren, Eric, Mendy, Traci, Karyn, Nick, Kate, Kayla and Garrett; five great-grandchildren, Boone, Callie, Keegan, Cooper and Jacee; and one sister, Mary Evelyn Johnson and husband Paul of Waverly. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sally Rae and her parents. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ashland Baptist Church Building Fund or the charity of the donor's choice.


Matthews, Mrs Elvira Isabella (Winchester), relict of the late Milton S Matthews, died at her residence in Columbia, Mo., 23 June 1877, in her 49th year. She joined the Methodist Church about 1850, at the time of her marriage, and lived a holy life...Her husband and four children went before her to heaven. She leaves five children with us. - G W Horn
(Source: Extract from "St. Louis Christian Advocate" newspaper printed on July 2, 1877. Transcribed by Barbara Z.)


Name of Deceased: Mary Alice McCall
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: Oct. 13, 2004
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mary Alice McCall, 85, of Centralia died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at the home of her nephew. She was born Sept. 29, 1919, in Centralia to Newton Franklin and Dolly Mae Roberts Patton. She was married in Kansas City to Donald McCall, and he preceded her in death Oct. 12, 1976. Survivors include a sister, Lucy P. Wallace of Blue Springs, and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Thomas Lee Patton; three half sisters; and three half brothers. Mrs. McCall was a graduate of Centralia High School. She was a member of the Centralia United Methodist Church. She was owner and operator of a beauty salon in Torance, Calif. There will be no services. Interment will be at a later date in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Centralia. Fento Funeral Chapel in Centralia was in charge of Arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Perlina Craig McCowan
Newspaper: The columbia Trubune
Date: June 23, 1941
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Ill two weeks with complications, Mrs. Perlina McCowan, 79 years old, died at he home, 709 Lyons street, yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The body will remain at Willett's Funeral Home until time for services there tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Rev. Shepard, Kansas City, will officiate. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery. Mrs. McCowan had been a member of the Church of God in Cetralia. Among her survivors are a brother, Frank Craig and a sister, Mrs. Homer Wilkinson, both of Columbia. She also leaves one daughter, Mrs. Albert Moody, Ottumwa, Ia., and one son, George H, McCowan, Stillwater, Okla. Another daughter, Mrs. Laura Seely died Jan. 10. Chosen to serve as pallbearers at the funeral are the following nephews of the deceased, Hartley Richardson, Jess and Aubrey Hulen, Willie Richardson; all of this city and Fred and Earl Beuker, Newton, Kans.


Name of Deceased: Frances T. Johnson McDonnell
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: June 26, 2008
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Frances T. McDonnell, 87, of Columbia died Thursday, June 26, 2008, at her home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Parker Funeral Service. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be a reception following the service Sunday at the family home. Frances was born April 3, 1921, to Samuel Clifton Johnson and Belle Moreau Johnson at the family farm on Mexico Gravel Road, northeast of Columbia. She was a sixth-generation descendent of early Boone County pioneer and Revolutionary War soldier William Ramsey. Her first eight years of schooling were at Gillaspy School, a one room schoolhouse. She graduated from Hickman High School in 1939. A year later, she was hired by the downtown law firm of Clark, Boggs, Peterson and Becker as secretary to Howard B. Lang, Jr. She continued working as Mr. Lang's secretary throughout most of her working career, retiring in 1981 from MFA (now Shelter) Insurance Co. She took pride in writing Gregg shorthand, and throughout most of her lifetime kept a pad on her desk on which to make notes. In 1941-2, Frances took flying lessons, training on Piper J3 Cub and Aeronca aircraft, and was certified as an airman by the Civil Aeronautics Administration. She met James E. McDonnell, a Columbia native, in 1941. They married on June 12, 1942, in Seattle. A gracious hostess, she enjoyed collecting recipes, cooking and entertaining family and friends. She loved flower gardening and having fresh-cut flowers in her home. Her main interest was traveling with her husband Jim, and she took pride in their marriage of 65 years. Together they toured all 50 states and visited six continents, returning several times to her favorite destination, Maui, Hawaii. Frances was very loving and generous with her time. She volunteered hundreds of hours at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and the University Hospital gift shop. Frances always had time to listen and sincerely enjoyed visiting with every guest, making them feel so welcome and comfortable. Friends have described Frances as an elegant, dignified lady in the truest sense of the word. She is survived by a son, Barry L. McDonnell of Jefferson City; daughter, Susan McDonnell Murphy of Spring, Texas; sister Betty Quisenberry and husband Charles K. Quisenberry of Columbia; and sister-in-law, Lila Ruth Johnson of Columbia. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Christopher "Randy" McDonnell, wife Joan and daughter Megan Goodman of Jefferson City, Clifton S. McDonnell, wife Darla and two sons, Grant and Chance, of Columbia; Bethany Clark of Kealakekua, Hawaii, and daughters, Brittany and Kearston; James A. Murphy, and wife Mary of Mount Horeb, Wis.; Thomas E. Murphy, a physics student at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas; and Rebecca A. Murohy, an engineering student at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. McDonnell, who died May 28 at the age of 90; her parents; four brothers, Christian, Iven, Herbert and Edgar Johnson; and one sister, Ina Belle Gilbert. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the charity or church of the donor's choice.


Name of Deceased: James E. McDonnell
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: May 30, 2008
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: James E. McDonnell, 90, of Columbia died Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at South Hampton Place. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth Street. A reception following the service will be at the family home, 1404 Srathmore in Columbia. Mr. McDonnell was born Feb. 17, 1918, in Columbia to Roy McDonnell and Julia Street McDonnell. He was a fifth generation Boone Countian, a descendent of early immigrants from County Cork, Ireland. He met Frances Johnson , a Columbia native, in 1941. They married on June 12, 1942, in Seattle. She survives at the home. Mr. McDonnell was a veteran of World War II, serving as a cryptographer in the U.S. Army Air Force headquarters for the China-Burma-India Theater in Calcutta, India. He was part of the two-man team that attempted to find a useable cross-country route across India to shorten transportation times and was in Bonbay when the ammunition transport exploded. As a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves, he was recalled to service in 1950 during the Korean War and served at Tinker Field, Okla., and later in Washington D.C., as part of a special decoding group barracked across from the White House. He was a 32 degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite, and a third degree Blue Lodge member. Mr. McDonnell was employed by MFA Insurance Cos., now Shelter Insurance, for 27 years, retiring in 1981. A lifelong enthusiastic fisherman, he fished from Canada to the Gulf Coast, and the Colorado Rockies to the Amazon, always returing to the lakes and streams of Boone County. He was an avid reader, gardener, crossword puzzle fan, an observant traveler and a lifelong learner. He had toured all fifty states and visited six continents with his wife of 65 years, and mastered using a home computer in his 80's, enjoying e-mail correspondence and checking on his investments. In addition to his wife, Frances, he is survived by a son, Barry L. McDonnell of Jefferson City, a daughter, Susan McDonnell Murphy of Spring, Texas; a sister, Jean McDonnell Bryson of Springfield, Ore.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, Christopher "Randy" McDonnell and wife Joan and daughter Megan Goodman of Jefferson City, Clifton S. McDonnell, wife Darla and two sons, Grant and Chance, of Columbia, Bethany Clark of Kealakekua, Hawaii, and daughters, Brittany and Kearston, James A. Murphy and wife Mary of Mount Horeb, Wis., Thomas E. Murphy, a physics student at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and Rebecca A. Murphy, and engineering student at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert N. McDonnell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the charity or church of the donor's choice.


Name of Deceased: Florence Elizabeth McGavock
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Feb. 27, 1989
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Florence Elizabeth McGavock, 90, of Columbia died Sunday, Feb. 26, 1989, at Boone Retirement Center. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service Chapel, Tenth and Walnut streets, with Rev. Slade Skipper officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrorw at the funeral home. She was born Dec. 6, 1898, in Wilton to Albert Thornton and Eliza Griggs Thornton. Her first husband, John Dey, preceded her in death, as did a son and daughter from this marriage. She later married Gordon McGavock, who died in 1971. Mrs. McGavock lived for many years in Huntsdale and had been a Columbia resident for the last 20 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Huntsdale. Surving are two sons, Robert McGavock of Columbia and William McGavock of Las Vegas, Nev.; and 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Boone Retirement Center patio fund.


Name of Deceased: Robert Kent McGavock
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Oct. 20, 1989
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Robert Kent McGavock, 59, of Columbia died Thursday, Oct. 19, 1989, at Boone Hospital Center. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home followed by burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. He was born March 10, 1930, in Columbia to Gordon and Florence Thornton McGavock. On June 14, 1951, he married Mary Bolli in Boonville, and she survives. Mr. McGavock, a salesman for Johnson Paint Co., was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legon Post 202. Surviving with his wife are four sons, Robert McGavock Jr., Richard McGavock and Daniel McGavock, all of Columbia, and David McGavock of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; one brother, William McGavock of Las Vegas, Nev.; and six grandchildren. Memorials are suggested to American Heat Association, 105 E. Ash St., Suite 2 East Door, P.O. Box Q, Columbia, Mo., 65205.


Name of Deceased: Dollie Mae Woolery McHalffey
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: July 19, 1966
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. N. C. McHalffey, 70, of 18 2nd Ave., died at 8 o'clock last night at Boone County Hospital, after an illness of several months. Mrs. McHalffey, the former Dollie Mae Woolery, was born Oct. 5, 1895, in Boone County, to the late Michael (SIC) and Essie Mae Griggs Woolery. She was married in 1925 to Nathan C. McHalffey , and he survives. Other survivors include a son by a previous marriage, Henry Tucker of New Castel, Del.; a sister, Mrs. Ed Holloway of 1113 W. Worley St.; two brothers, William Woolery of Bernie, Calif., and Joe Woolery of Taylor, and a grandson. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at the Memorial Funeral Home after noon tomorrow.

The Columbia Tribune, July 20, 1966
Funeral services for Mrs. Nathan C. McHalffey, 70, who died Monday night at Boone County Hospital, will be at 3:30 p.m.tomorrow in the Memorial Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. Charles A. Parker of the First Assembly of God Church officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home until time for burial.


MRS. CYRUS McLANE
McLane near Stephens Station, Boone County, July 25, 1893, Mrs. Cyrus McLane nee Tucker interment at Red Top Wednesday. The deceased was sister of Mrs. Lee Anthony of Columbia. Forty years old and leaves five children.
(Columbia Herald, July 2, 1893. Contributed by Peggy Thompson)


Mrs. O. Mc Loney
Died at Sturgeon.
Mrs. O. Mc. Loney died Wednesday afternoon at her home in Sturgeon after an illness of several months.
She was one of the best known and most highly respected residents of Sturgeon and her death has caused profound sorrow in the neighborhood.
The funeral services were held in Sturgeon yesterday afternoon and were attended by her brother, J, B. Barnes of northeast Moberly and his daughters, Mesdames Harlan and Brooks and his granddaughter Miss Opal Grimes.
[Source: Moberly Semi Weekly Monitor (December 4, 1906) transcribed by FoFG mz]


Name of Deceased: Leatha Maude McManama
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Jan. 28, 1987

Obit: Leatha Maude McManama, 84, of Centralia died today, Jan. 28, 1987, at Columbia Regional Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fenton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Bartlett officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from7 to 9 p.m. She was born Dec. 15, 1902, in Monroe County to Lake and Bertie Harshbarger. She married W. N. Mc Manama March 28, 1920, in Paris, Mo., and he survives. Mrs.McManama was a member of Centralia First Christian Church. Also surviving are a son Carl E. McManama of Centralia; two grandchildren, Jim McManama of Centralia and Mrs. Betty Randol of Independence; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Roy L. Trail and two sisters, Ardell Ridgeway and an infant. Memorials are suggested to Centralia Christian Church.


Name of Deceased: Charles Hamilton Megarity
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Sept. 13, 1993
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Charles Hamilton Megarity, 87, of Columbia died Sunday Sept. 12, 1993, at Truman Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Parker Funeral Service with the Rev. Carl Schenck officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery. There will be no visitation.


Name of Deceased: Ella Crowell Merideth
Newspaper: Columbia Tribune
Date: Nov. 5, 1982

Obit: Graveside services for Ella Crowell Merideth were at 3:30 p.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Merideth, 93, died Nov. 4, 1982, at Columbia Health Care. She was born Oct. 30, 1889, in Tennessee to Ki and Farris Crowell and married D. R. Merideth Feb. 3, 1928. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Hillis D. Crowell of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her husband, six brothers and two sisters.


Name of Deceased: William Metcalf
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Jan. 28, 1987

Obit: William Metcalf, 83, of Ashland, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1987, at UMC Hospital and Clinics. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Goshen Cemetery in Wilton with Elder Wallace Johnson officiating. There will be no visitation. Mr. Metcalf, a retired roofer, was born Dec. 16, 1903, in Stephens to Robert and Annie Metcalf. He married Savilla E. Sapp Scruggs in December 1978, and she preceded him in death three weeks ago. He was a member of Goshen Church in Wilton. Surviving are a stepson, Buford Scruggs of Columbia; and three stepdaughters, Arlene Cavanaugh of Ashland, Vera Ploeger of Columbia and Barbara Metcalf of Springfield. Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Darcus Mills
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Dec. 18, 2000
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Darcus Mills, 94, of Moberly and formerly of Centralia died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at Moberly Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Moberly. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the Meador and Son Funeral Home in Centralia with the Rev. Michael Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemtery near Centralia. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Mills was born Dec. 21, 1905, in Boone County to Edward and Ora Hulen Berry. She married William Ray Mills on Nov. 15, 1922, and he preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Dulcie Smith of Centralia; two sisters, Annie Frances Kennedy and Nina Lorton, both of Columbia; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter and two sisters.


Name of Deceased: Edna Rodgers Mills
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: Dec. 27, 1962
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Funeral services were held for Mrs. Edna Mills at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Grandview Church south of Centralia. Mrs. Mills, 81years of age, died early Sunday morning at her home 415 North Rollins St., after failing health for the past 15 years. She was the daughter of Mahlon and Annie Johnson Rodgers and was born August 17, 1881, in Bates County, Mo. On November 29, 1899 she was married to Morton E. Mills who survives. Also surviving is a son, Ray Mills and a brother, Luther Rodgers, Centralia; one granddaughter, Mrs. Dulcie Smith, Thompson, and a great-grandson, Kenneth Smith, also of Thompson. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Mrs. Mills was a member of the Old Cedar Baptist Church. The Rev. Bryan Adair of Atlanta officiated at the services. The body was in state at the Meador Funeral Home until the hour of the service. Interment was in the cemetery adjoining the church.


Name of Deceased: Morton E. Mills
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Aug. 9, 1967
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Centralia - Morton E. Mills, 91, died at 8:10 a.m. today at the Greenwood Nursing Home in Centralia where he had been for about a week. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Meador Chapel in Centralia with the Rev. Byron Adair, Atlanta, Mo., officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery. He was born March 12, 1876 to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Mills in Chauauqua County, Kan. He was married to Edna Ella Rodgers in 1895 and she died in 1962. He was a former resident of the Murry community and a member of theOld Cedar Baptist Church at Stephens. Survivors are a son, William Ray Mills, Centralia; a granddaughter, Mrs. Bert Smith, Thompson; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


Name of Deceased: William Ray Mills
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: March 6, 1975
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: William Ray Mills, age 74, Centralia, died unexpectedly at his home in Centralia, Tuesday evening, February 25. Mr. Mills, son of the late Morton E. and Edna Ella Rodgers Mills, was born in Callaway County, Missouri, October 2, 1900. He was married to Mettie Darcus Berry November 15, 1922, who survives. Mr. Mills is also survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bert (Dulcie) Smith, Thompson, and two grandchildren, Kenneth Ray Smith, Thompson and Nancy Smith, Thompson. He was preceded in death by one daughter in infancy. Mr. Mills attended the Old Cedar Baptist Church, Stephens community. He was a retired crane operator at the University of Missouri, Columbia, after 18 years of service. Funeral services were held Friday, February 28, 1:00 p.m., at the Meador & Son Funeral Chapel, Centralia, with Brother Roger Alexander, Callao, Missouri, officiating. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery, south of Centralia.


Name of Deceased: Della Virginia Mockbee
Newspaper: Centralia Fireside Guard, Nov. 3, 1976, page 9
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Della Virginia Mockbee, 62, 745 Hickman, Centralia, died November 1 at the Columbia Regional Hospital after several years of illness. She had been at the hospital since Tuesday after suffering a severe heart attack. She was born at Sabetha, Kansas March 23, 1914 the daughter of David C. and Lucy Jones Hall. She was married November 22, 1932 to Clarence A. Mockbee who survives. Also surviving are a son, John (Dick) Mockbee of Centralia; one brother, Herbert Hall of Illinois; one sister, Leona Harlow of Centralia. Mrs. Mockbee had been very active in the Baptist Church as a Sunday School teacher for 15 years until a year ago when her health began failing her. Services will be held at the Fenton Funeral Chapel, Wednesday, November 3, at 2 p.m. Dr. Edwin E. Burris, pastor, First Baptist Church, Centralia will officiate with burial in Glendale Memorial Gardens, Centralia.


Name of Deceased: John Albert Mockbee
Newspaper: The Centralia, Mo., Fireside Guard
Date: Aug. 13, 1948
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Services for John Albert Mockbee, 76, were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Ballew Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. C. L. Dorris, pastor of the Methodist Church. Burial was in the city cemetery. Mr. Mockbee died early Saturday morning at the Hulen Nursing Home. He was a member of the Miller's Creek Christian Church at Millersburg. He later became a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Mockbee was born July 9, 1872, in Callaway County, the son of James and Eliza Nichols Mockbee and was married in 1899 to Miss Laura Ann Little, who died April 27, 1930. Surviving are four children, Clarence Mockbee and Mrs. Joe B. Foster, Jr., of Centralia, Homer Mockbee and Mrs. Willie Nelson of Flint, Mich., and ten grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Lee and Gilbert Mockbee of Ashland, and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha McClure of Columbia, Mrs. Ollie Vermer and Mrs. Lula Hall of Millersburg.


Name of Deceased: Jon Keith Moon
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Nov. 5, 1982

Obit: Former Columbian Jon Keith Moon, 59, of Camarillo, Calif., died Nov. 3, 1982, of heart disease. He was born Dec. 19, 1922, the son of the late Alfred C. and Grace Bowers Moon. A 1939 Hickman High School graduate, Moon received his bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1949. He was a World War II veteran and was employed as a civilian personnel officer with the U.S. goverment, retiring in 1978 because of ill health. Surviving are his wife and nine children; a brother, Richard Bartlett Moon with the American Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela; and a sister, Mrs. Lloyd B. (Marianne) Thomas of Columbia. Services were held in California.


Name of Deceased: Leon W. Morris
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Dec. 29, 1965
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Leon W. Morris, 66, a former Columbia resident, died Friday at Rogers, Ark. He was a brother of Mrs. Frank Pearson, 705 Hickman Ave., and a frequent visitor to Columbia. Mr. Morris was born Feb. 8, 1899, in Ashland to the late R. M. (Dick) Morris and Katie Whitfield Morris. He was reared and attended schools in Columbia. On Aug. 6, 1928, he married the former Betty Lou O'Sullivan, who survives. Other survivors include a son, Richard Milton Morris of Longview, Wash.; a half brother, Miles M. Nichols of Anchorage, Alaska, and two grandchildren, Richard M. Morris III and Patricia Morris, both of Longview, Wash. Funeral services were held Monday at Rogers, Ark.


Name of Deceased: Shirley Dean (Griggs) Morris
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Mar. 22, 1977
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Shirley Dean Morris residence 71 Northridge Trailer Court passed away at the Ellis Fischel State Cancer Hospital at 7:40 p.m. Monday following an extended illness. She was born in Columbia, Missouri October 23, 1935, the daughter of Lemuel and Lillian Crane Griggs. Mrs. Morris lived most of her life in Columbia, Mo. Survivors include 1 son, Mark Morris of the home address; 2 daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Cox of Kansas City, and Gale Morris of the home address. She is also survived by 4 brothers, A. D. Griggs of Fort Meyers, Fla., Bruce Griggs of Columbia, Mo., Danny Griggs of Hallsville, Mo., and Jerry Griggs of Hartsburg, Mo.; 2 sisters, Mrs. James Willis of Hallsville, Mo., and Mrs. Robert Caldwell of North Port, Fla. Also surviving are 2 grandchildren. One son and 1 sister preceded her in death. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Simmons of Hallsville, Mo., officiating. Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery. Friends may call at the Memorial Funeral Home until time for burial.


Name of Deceased: Patsy Jane Morton
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: May 25, 2003
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Patsy (Pat) J. Morton, 69, of Columbia died Friday, May 23, 2003, at South Hampton Place in Columbia. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 28, at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Maureen Dickman officiating. Those attendding are asked to meet first at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.  Mrs. Morton was born May 8, 1934, in Columbia to Frank Edward and Gertie Griggs Johnson. Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Morton of Cuba, Ill., and Sandra Fink of Dallas; two brothers, Leonard Johnson of Oklahoma and John Johnson of Michigan; four sisters, Eula Singleton of Washington, Ellen Anderson of Kansas, Dorothy Lee of Columbia and Margaret King of Texas; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Ruby King. Memorials are suggested to National Scleroderma Foundation, 12 Kentway, Suite 101, Byfield, Mass., 01922


Name of Deceased: Nancy G. Murphy
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Nov. 9, 1993

Obit: Nancy G. Murphy, 71, of Columbia died Monday, Nov. 8, 1993, at Boone Hospital Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Father Michael Flanagan officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:15 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the church. Mrs. Murphy was born Nov. 1, 1922, in Milwaukee to Gaston and Isabelle Grignon. On June 8, 1946, she married Raymond Murphy, and he survives. She moved to Columbia in 1989 and was employed as a certified nurse practitioner in obstetrics and gynecology, until she retired in 1987. She received her bachelors degree in nursing from Marquette University in Milwaukee and her masters degree from the University of Alabama. She served in the Army during World War II and served in the Army Nurse Corps. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Surviving along withh her husband are a son, Dennis Murphy of Columbia; a daughter, Kathleen Henson of Fort Worth, Texas; two sisters, Patricia Lazzaro of Chicago and Mary Torme of Temple, Texas; and five grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.


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