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Name of Deceased: Eva Mae Palmer
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Jan. 22, 1957
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. W. J. Palmer, 78, 912 West Ash street, died at 3:55 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Boone County Hospital after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Palmer was the former Eva Mae Ware, daughter of Spencer Hugh and Caroline Orchard Ware, and was born in Eminence, Mo., on August 12, 1878. She moved to Columbia from Centralia in 1905. Mrs. Palmer was preceded in death by her husband in 1941 and by three sons, W. J. Palmer Jr., on December 2, 1948, Harold Palmer on April 6, 1951, and Ralph Palmer, who died in infancy. Survivors include on daughter, Mrs. Jess Livingston, Orone, Me.; five sons, Oliver Palmer, Waldrick, N.J., Russell Palmer, San Rafael, Calif., Kendall Palmer, Osawatomie, Kans., Jack Palmer, 109 First avenue, and Spencer Palmer, 618 McBaine avenue; one brother, Lou Ware, Toledo, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Cora Chastain, Redondo Beach, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at Parker's Chapel at 2 o'clock Thursday with the Rev. C. E. Lemmon officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rienzo Palmer, Waldo Palmer, Sam Palmer, Ernest Fleenor, Harold Latz and Jack Lanham. The body will be at Parker's until time for burial.


Name of Deceased: Loraine Pearson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Feb. 14, 1977

Obit: Loraine Pearson, 75, of 4913 St. Charles Road passed away yesterday afternoon at Columbia Regional Hospital after a short illness. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Mordt, Wilkes Blvd. United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Memorial Funeral Home between the hours of 7 and 9 p.m. tomorrow. Mrs. Pearson was born March 22, 1901, to the late Richard and Kate Whitfield Morris. She was married to Frank Pearson Oct. 16, 1921, and he survives. She was a member of the Wilkes Blvd. United Methodist Church and the Jacobs Extension Club. Survivors include her husband, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Dorothy) Edwards of Mexico, Mo., and Mrs. Austin (Ruth) Braden of Holts Summit; two sons, Charles Pearson of Cape Girardeau and Robert Pearson of Humble, Tex.; one half-brother, Miles Nichols of Sonoma, Calif.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded her in death


Name of Deceased: Laura B. Peck
Newspaper- The Columbia Tribune,
Date: Dec. 25, 1968
Submitted by: Robert King

Centralia - Mrs. Laura B. Peck, 84, of Centralia died Wednesday night at Audrain County Hospital in Mexico. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Peck was a member. The Rev. Howard White, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery at Mexico. The body is at the Fenton Funeral Home here, where friends my call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m on Friday. The family suggested that memorial contributions be made to the elevator fund at the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Peck was born in Audrain County on July 26, 1884, to John Robinson and Ida S. McCord Robinson. She was married on Oct. 29, 1907, to John W. Peck, who died in 1930. Mrs. Peck was a member of Santa Fe Chapter 319 of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as worthy matron. She received her 50-year pin on Nov. 21, 1965. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Dowell of Mexico and Mrs. Will Blair of Ride's Junction, Mich.; a brother, Homer Robinson of Leavenworth, Kan., and several nieces and nephews.

Persinger, James B.
Boone Co. Missouri
Source: The following records were published in the "Weekly Missouri Sentinel," published at Columbia, Missouri, issue of December 30, 1852:"Deaths on the Plains this Season"Source: "Missouri Pioneers, County and Genealogical Records," Volume 2,compiled and published by Mrs. Nadine Hodges, Mrs. John Vineyard, and Mrs. Howard Woodruff, 1968; transcribed by Genealogy Trails Transcription Team


Name of Deceased: Frances Sutton Pipes
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Feb. 23, 1998
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Fran Pipes, 69, of Columbia died Monday, Feb. 23, 1998, at Boone Hospital Center. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the funeral home. Mrs. Pipes was born May 22, 1928, in Boone County to Wilford and Virginia Via Sutton. She married Harry Pipes on June 20, 1946, in Olathe, Kan., and he survives. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge and Columbia Bowling Hall of Fame. She was preceded in death by a brother.
Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society, 1 Broadway, Suite C-1, Columbia, Mo., 65203


MRS. DAVID ELLA POLLARD
Mrs. D. E. Pollard, 86, died at sons home. Mrs. David Ella P. died at 8:15 last night at home of son R. Searcy Pollard, 7 Watson Place. Burial Red Top. Pallbearers will be Frank Berkley, Roy S. Roberts, D. B. Carpenter, L. S. Neese, Ed Winsdor & Ellis Roberts. Mrs. P. was born near Hallsville on May 19, 1863 to Warren W. Tucker and Martha Woodruff, youngest of 16 children. Was married Feb. 22, 1882 to J. Ruby Pollard who died May 6, 1912. Member of Red Top Church 68 years. Survivors 3 children, Glenn T. P., R. Search P. & Mrs. Robert A. Hall of Columbia, 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. One daughter died in 1884.
(Cal D. T., June 2, 1949. Contributed by Peggy Thompson)


Name of Deceased: Hugh H. Pomie
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: 13 Oct 1978
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Hugh H. Pomie, 70, of 1506 Worley St. died at 6:10 p.m. Thursday at Boone County Hospital after an illness of several years. He was born Nov. 7, 1907, in Boone County, the son of Elmer L. and Edna Reid Pomie. On Dec. 24, 1931, in Jefferson City, Mr. Pomie married the former Mildred Griggs, and she survives. Mr. Pomie was a carpenter in the Boone County area for many years before his retirement in 1969. He was a member of Modern Woodman. Other survivors include one sister, Mrs. Mary Pomie Gibson of Columbia. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Owen Acton of Columbia officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Memorial Funeral home until time for services.


Name of Deceased: Arnold Poore
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Nov. 22, 2009
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Arnold Poore, 75, of Columbia passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at his home. Services, conducted by Rev. Jim Smith, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Grandview Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Nilson Funeral Home. Burial will be Grandview Cemtery. Mr. Poore was born May 1, 1934, in Stephens to Scott and Goldie Rogers (SIC) Poore. He married Shirley Milner on June 28, 1956, in Columbia. He was a member of Grandview Baptist Church. He loved to restore old cars and to show his 1955 Ford truck. He also enjoyed outdoor activities and gardening. He was always willing and able to lend a helping hand to others. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Poore is survived by his wife Shirley; son Don Poore and Rose Moreau; daughters Teresea Poore and Angie Marshall and husband Bill; brother Gerald Poore; sister Kathryn Houston; and grandchildre, Christina Poore and Ethan and Samantha Marshall. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Grandview Baptist Church.


Name of Deceased: Scott H. Poore
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Mar. 5, 1985
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Scott H. Poore, 76, of Route 6, Columbia died Monday, March 4, 1985, at Boone Hospital Center. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Chapel, Tenth and Walnut streets, with the Rev. Slade Skipper officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery northeast of Columbia. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Parker's. Mr. Poore was born May 21, 1908, in Boone County to Willard and Anne Weaver Poore and lived here his entire life. On Nov. 5, 1959, he married Mary Sweezer in Randolph County and she survives. Poore farmed for 60 years and worked for 10 years as a custodian at Hickman High School, retiring six years ago. He was a member of Grandview Baptist Church. Surviving with his wife are two sons, Arnold Poore of Murry and Gerald Poore of Kansas City; a daughter, Kathryn Houston of Columbia; two stepsons, Charles Rodgers of Columbia and Raymond Rodgers of Hallsville; a brother, Tom Poore of Columbia; a sister, Marie Welch of Centralia; 10 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.  Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association.


Name of Deceased: Robert P. Potts
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: Jan. 7, 1981
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Robert P. Potts, age 55, of Centralia died at Boone County Hospital in Columbia early Saturday morning, Jan. 3, where he had been a patient for several weeks. He was born May 15, 1925 in East St. Louis, Illinois to the late Millard Potts, who preceded him in death in 1970, and Bulah Clifton Potts who survives him. He was a graduate of Centralia High School, and was married to Phyllis Brown April 30, 1950 who also survives him. Four daughters also survive, Mrs. Sam (Vicki) Bornhauser of St. Louis, Mrs. David (Debie) Berger of Austin, Texas, Miss Sherri Potts of Columbia and Mrs. Wayne (JoAnn) Schneller of Centralia; three brothers, Jim of Manhattan, New York, Harold of Kimberling City, and Frank Potts of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Melissa and Chris Pursifull, both of Centralia, and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Emily Roemerman of Centralia.  Mr. Potts was a member of the First Christian Church in Centralia, Past Master of the Centralia Masonic Lodge No. 59 AF & AM. He was a veteran of WW II in which he served as corpsman in the Navy in the European and Pacific theaters. He was a member of the Sixth Marine Division in the service. Bob was with the Post Office for almost 25 years and was a member of the Rural Letter Carrier Association. Funeral services were Monday, 1 p.m. at the Meador Son Chapel in Centralia with Rev. Don Carter of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial was in the City of Centralia Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Cancer Fund in memory of Robert Potts.


Name of Deceased: Ella T. Prewitt
Newspaper: Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.) Thursday,
Date: February 20, 1851
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

Obit: DIED---At the residence of Geo. W. Givens Esq. New Orleans, on the 6th inst., in the 19th year of her age, Miss Ella T., daughter of Moss Prewitt, Esq., of Columbia Mo.


JAMES PRUETT, 64, Dies
Came To Columbia From Kentucky Forty Years Ago
James Pruett, 64, years old, died late last night at the Parker Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He moved here from Kentucky about forty years ago. He is survived by seven children, four of whom live in Columbia. They are Frank Pruett of Victor, Colo., Klass Pruett in the United States Navy, John Pruett of St. Louis and Mrs. Tiny Fortney, Mrs. Charles Anderson, Mrs. T. G. Adkins, and Mrs. Clara Hickam of Columbia.
Mr. Pruett lived with Mrs. Hickam in the O’Rear Building.
The funeral will be held at Bethel Church, south of Columbia, at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery.
(The Evening Missourian, Columbia, Mo., April 29, 1918, front page. Submitted by Peggy Thompson)


Name of Deceased: JoAnn Pruett
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Nov. 9, 2008
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: JoAnn Pruett, 70, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at home after a battle with cancer. A memorial visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Memorial Funeral Home. JoAnn was born Feb 4, 1938, the daughter of Melissa Jewell and Conrad Thornton. JoAnn retired from University Hospital and American Air Filter. Survivors include three daughters, Rhonda Woody, Sharon Pruett, and Carla Barnhart, all of Columbia; eight grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren; one sister; and one brother. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Billy Joe Martin; two sisters, Charlotte Gish and Mary Ellen; and one son, Billy Pruett. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Name of Deceased: William L. Pruett
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: May 14, 1998
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: William L. Pruitt, 43, of Columbia died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Nelson Funeral Home. Mr. Pruitt was born Dec. 6, 1954, in Boise, Idaho, to Harold and Joann Thornton Pruitt. He was a construction worker. Survivors include his mother, Joann Pruitt of Columbia; his father and stepmother, Harold and LaVerne Pruitt of Bonner Springs, Kan.; two daughters, Kerry Leslie Pruitt and Sonny Nichole Pruitt, both of Columbia; a brother, Rick Burks of Bonner Springs; five sisters, Terri Nichols, Rhonda Woody, Sharon Pruitt and Carla Barnhart, all of Columbia, and Jennie Prather of Bonner Springs; his paternal grandmother, Zula Pruitt of Columbia; a friend, LaVerna Gish of Columbia; and a granddayghter.


Name of Deceased: Harlan G. Purvis
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Aug. 5, 2008
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Harlan G. Purvis, 68, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at University Hospital. Graveside services will be at 1:05 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Harlan was born Sept. 17, 1939, in Louisville, Ky., to Willaim T. and Aldie Morris Purvis, and they preceded him in death. He married Charlene Purvis on April 17, 1970, and she survives. Harlan is also survived by four children, Brenda Purvis and Tommy Purvis of Hannibal, and Cory Purvis and Allen Purvis of Columbia; three stepsons, Leslie Rodgers and Owen Rodgers of Columbia and Don Rodgers of Kansas City; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father. He is also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

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