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Name of Deceased: Gladys Mae Richardson
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Oct. 13, 1999
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Gladys Mae Richardson, 91, of Columbia died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at The Williamsburg. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the funeral home. Mrs. Richardson was born April 11, 1908, in Boone County to Noah Edward and Mary Ann Ballenger. She married Glen Hugh Douglass of Sept. 7, 1929, in Columbia. She later married Hartley Richardson on April 10, 1955, in Arlington, Va., and he preceded her in death. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1939 and taught high school in Centralia, Eldon and Ashland. She was office manager for U. S. Congressman Morgan Moulder and lived in Washington D. C., for several years. She served as deputy treasurer of Boone County for many years. She had also been a rural mail carrier. Survivors include a son, Don Douglass of Columbia; two grandsons; five great-grandchildren; and two greeat-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a granddaughter. Memorials are suggested to Missouri River Hospice, 1440 Aaron Court, Columbia, Mo., 65202, or to Boone Hospital Center's Visiting Nurses Association of Central Missouri Inc., 3315 Berrywood Drive, Suite 102, Columbia, Mo., 65201


Name of Deceased: Hartley T. Richardson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Dec. 28, 1989
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Hartley T. Richardson, owner of Richardson Electric and an independent electrical contractor for more than 30 years, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1989, at Boone Retirement Center. He was 91. Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Parker Funeral Chapel, Tenth and Walnut streets, with the Rev. Stanley Owen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Mr. Richardson was born April 5, 1898, in Boone County to John Richardson and Martha Matilda Craig Richardson. On April 10, 1955, he married Gladys Douglass in Arlington, Va. and she survives. Mr. Richardson was a Boone County deputy sheriff under sheriffs Glenn Powell and Frank Elkin. He had served on the boards of directors of the Salvation Army and Boone County Chapter American Red Cross, and he was an active volunteer with meals on wheels. Mr. Richardson was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, a member of York Rite and the Shrine, and was past president of Tiger Shrine Club. Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mabel Laverne George of Arlington, Va.; a stepson, Don Douglass of Columbia; a brother, J. Aubrey Richardson of Ada, Okla.; a brother-in-law, Marvin Burks of Columbia; a grandchild; and two step-grandsons. Five sisters, three brothers and several nieces and nephews preceded him in death. Memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in St. Louis.


Name of Deceased: Hulen Felix Richardson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: May 15, 1972
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Hulen Felix Richardson, 82, Rocheport, died early Monday morning at Keller Memorial Hospital in Fayette after an illness of several months.  Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Raimon Newby, pastor of Woodlandville United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Sammy Proctor, Paul Wilcoxson, Roy Richardson, J. R. Richardson, John Lee Richardson and Harold Richardson.  Friends may call at Memorial Funeral Home after noon on Tuesday and until time for services.  Surviving are his widow, Nina Richardson, of the home; three sons, Riley Richardson, Rocheport, Edwin Richardson, Harrisburg, and Victor Richardson, Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Rella Carey, 204 S. Ann St., and Mrs. Frankie Bailey, Walla Walla, Wash.; four brothers, Aubrey Richardson, Ada, Okla., Jesse Richardson, 109 Aldeah Ave., Hartley Richardson, 1601 University Ave., and Willie Richardson, 900 Rogers St.; eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  Four sisters preceded him in death.  Mr. Richardson was born June 25, 1889, in Boone County, the son of John and Martha Craig Richardson.  He married Nina Sapp Nov. 14, 1909.  He was a farmer all his active life around Harrisburg and was a member of the Woodlandville Methodist Church.


Name of Deceased: Ibbie Lorrain Richardson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Sep. 11, 2011
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Ibbie Lorrain Richardson , 90, of Columbia passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Boone Hospital Center.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Memorial Funeral Home with interment following in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 13, at the funeral home.  Mrs. Richardson was born October 5, 1920, in Boone County, the daughter of the late Warder and Ider Pauley Bennett.  She was united in marriage to Riley Richardson on Oct. 5, 1938, and he preceded her in death Sept. 24, 1999.  Survivors include her children, Roy Richardson and wife Mary of Denver, J. R. Richardson and wife Linda of Columbia, Fay Palmer and husband Ronald of Columbia and Lorrain Rowsey and husband Paul of Charlotte, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Freddie, Alfred, and Edward Bennett, Eliza Colvin, Veda Payne and Nina Bennett.  Mrs. Richardson and her husband farmed for several years.  The traveled to every state in the country.  She greatly enjoyed quilting and made quilts for all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to keep them warm.  She was a 4-H leader and was a past member of the Boones 25th Extension Club.  Mr. and Mrs. Richardson were a part of the Woodlandville Community for several years.  They enjoyed square dancing and were known as "Grandma" and "Grandpa" to all.  They moved to town and resided on Primrose where they had a neighborhood porch and the neighbhood would gather to visit and share stories.  Memorial gifts may be made to the Boone County 4-H foundation.

J. Aubrey Richardson
J. Aubrey Richardson, 90, a former Boone Countian, died Sunday, April 29, 1990, in Ada, Okla.  He was born March 28, 1900, in Boone County to John and Martha Craig Richardson.  He married Ethel Stark in 1922 in Oklahoma, and she survives.  Mr. Richardson began work as an automobile dealer in 1924 in Bartlesville, Okla.  He bought the Buick dealership in Ada on April 1, 1944, moving there and continuing his business until about five years ago.  He served as president of the Ada Chamber of Commerce and vice-president of Home Federal Savings and Loan as well as chairman of the board in Ada.  He was a member of the Lions Club for 64 years, holding many offices.  He served on the board of directors of the Valley View Hospital for 23 years and was chairman for a number of years.  Mr. Richardson was on the Oklahoma State Highway Commission for several years and the highway loop around Ada was named the J. A. Richardson Loop.  He also served as president of the Oklahoma Good Roads and Streets Association for several years.  Mr. Richardson was a member of the Ada First United Methodist Church.  Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Helen Haynes of Broken Bow, Okla., and Ellen Louise Burks of Denision, Texas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews in the Columbia area.  He was preceded in death by four brothers, Willis Richardson, Hulen Richardson, Hartley Richardson and Jesse Richardson, all of Columbia; and six sisters, Rose Bailey, Frankie Bailey, Rella Carey, Lena Baker, and Margaret and Mary Alice Richardson.  Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the First United Methodist Church in Ada.  Memorials may be sent to the First United Methodist Church or the Oklahoma State Diabetes Research, in care of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada, Okla 74821.
Obituary:  Columbia Daily Tribune, May 1, 1990  Submitted by Robert King


Name of Deceased: Jesse O. Richardson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Dec 14, 1978
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Jesse O. Richardson, 76, of 109 Aldeah St., died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Boone County Hospital.  Mr. Richardson was born July 1, 1902, in Boone County, the son of John T. and Martha Craig Richardson.  He married Ruth M. Warren in 1923 and she survives.  He was a retired electrician and had lived in Boone County all his life.  Mr. Richardson was a member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church; past Master of Acacia Masonic Lodge 602 A.F. & A.M.; Centralia Council No. R & S. M. and Columbia Chapter No. 17 RAM.  Other survivors include two sons, John L. Richardson, 4016 Grace Ellen Drive, and Harold Richardson, 2305 Grace Ellen Dr.; two brothers, Hartley Richardson, 1601 University Ave., and J. Aubrey Richardson, Ada, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Rella Carey of Lenior Convalescent Center and Mrs. Frankie Bailey, Walla Walla, Wash.; seven grandchilden; and several nieces and nephews.  Four sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Parker's Chapel with the Rev. Robert K. Mordt officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m.  Thursday at Parker's.  The Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Parker's Chapel.


Name of Deceased: John T. Richardson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Apr. 25, 1944
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: John T. Richardson, 79, died at his home, 207 McBaine Avenue, this morning at 6:45, following a heart attack yesterday afternoon. Born in Boone county, he had lived most of his life near Millersburg and McBaine until moving to Columbia last fall. He was the son of the late Hugh and Mary Jane Adkins Richardson, both natives of Virginia, and was marrid to the late Miss Martha Craig, who died in 1930. Of this union the following children survive: Mrs. Rose Baily of Kansas, Mrs. Lena Baker of Columbia, Mrs. Rella Carey of Flint, Mich, Mrs. Frankie Tull of Los Angeles, W. L. Richardson, H. P. Richardson and Jesse Richardson all of Columbia, and Aubrey Richardson of Bartlesville, Okla. Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Emma Buster Richardson, two brothers, Joe Richardson of Vinita, Okla., and Charles Richardson of Vera, Okla., 24 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and five step grandchildren. He was a member of the Methodist church. Funeral arrangements have not been completed and the body will remain at the Parker Memorial Chapel.


Name of Deceased: Joyce Faye Richardson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Jul 10, 2000
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Joyce Faye Richardson, 58, of Hartsburg died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, at Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland with the Rev. Rick Hopkins officiating.  Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery in Ashland.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at the funeral home.  Mrs. Richardson was born July 23, 1941, in Callaway County to Frank and Helen Wilson Nichols.  She married Roy Richardson Sept. 25, 1960, in New Bloomfield, and he survives.  She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in New Bloomfield.  Survivors also include her mother, Helen Nichols of New Bloomfield; a son, Rick Richardson of Hartsburg; and one grandchild.  Memorials are suggested to New Salem Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Margaret Ruth Richardson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: July 7, 1996
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Margaret Ruth Richardson, 80, of Harrisburg died Saturday, July 6, 1996, at The Williamsburg in Columbia.  Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jed Angell officiating.  Burial will be at Harrisburg Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 8, at the funeral home.  Mrs. Richardson was born on March 29, 1916, in Harrisburg to George Pritchett and Mattie Pearl Blackemore Smith.  On Oct. 5, 1935, she married John Edwin Richardson in Columbia.  He died in 1975.  She was a member of Harrisburg Christian Church and retired as a laboratory technician at University Hospital and Clinics in 1979.  Survivors include two daughters, Rita Proctor and Donna Wilcoxson, both of Harrisburg; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by a brother.  Memorials can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 1915 Olive St., St. Louis, MO, 63101.


Name of Deceased: Martha Craig Richardson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Feb. 10, 1930
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. John T. Richardson of McBaine was killed yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock near the M. K. T. station in McBaine by a coach which had been cut loose from the Columbia branch train and which was running from a flying switch on the track. Mrs. Richardson's body fell under the coach after she was struck and the coach passed over her body which was brused when the coach struck her but the body was not lacerated or cut. The accident happened while Mrs. Richardson was accompanying her granddaughter, Miss Mary Richardson of Columbia, to the station. Miss Richardson, who is about 20 years old had spent the day with her grandmother. Mrs. Richardson was accompanying her to the station. According to a member of the family who related the accident to the Tribune, Mrs. Richardson and Miss Richardson had just stepped from behind the rear coach of a main-line train which had stopped at the station when the flying coach of the Columbia branch struck the elder woman. Miss Richardson was holding to the arm of her grandmother but saw the coach in time to jump and clear the track, barely escaping with her life. The coach struck Mrs. Richardson and knocked her to her knees. She then lapsed into unconsciousness or died and when to body was found after the coach had passed over it, life was extinct. Mrs. Richardson was born in Moniteau county, near California, September 15, 1864. She was married December 16, 1883. She united with the Methodist church at Prairie Chapel at the age of 16. She moved to Callaway county near Millersburg in 1873. She was the mother of 11 children, nine of whom, with their father survive. The children are: Mrs. Baxter Nichols, W. L., Hulen, Hartly and Jesse Richardson, all of Boone county, J. A. Richardson of Bartlesville, Okla.; Mrs. H. T. Tull of Everett, Wash., Mrs. Ott Carey of Flint, Mich. Twentyone grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. She was a daughter of the late Riley Craig. Funeral arrangements will not be made until the absent children are heard from. Burial will be at Millersburg. Coroner E. G. Davis conducted an inquiry into the death of Mrs. Richardson at Parker Memorial Chapel this afternoon. The jury returned a verdict that Mrs. Richardson came to her death by being struck by a coach of the M. K. & T. railroad company in McBaine.
Feb. 11, 1930 The funeral of Mrs. J. T. Richardson will be conducted Saturday at 12 o'clock at Millersburg by Rev. H. P. Cheavens assisted by Rev. J. S. Denton. A short service will be held at McBaine Friday at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Denton.


Name of Deceased: Riley Morris Richardson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Sep 26, 1999
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Riley Morris Richardon, 81, of Columbia, died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999 at Boone Hospital Center.  Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.  The Rev. Susan Cox-Johnson will officiate.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Memorial Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Mr. Richardson was born June 27, 1918, in Boone County to Hulen and Nina Sapp Richardson.  He  married Ibbie Bennett in Ashland on October 5, 1938, and she survives.  He belonged to the 4-H Extension Counsel, was a member of the IBEW in Jefferson City and was a member of the Dides & Dames Square Dance club.  Other survivors include two sons, Roy Richardson of Denver, Colo., and J. R. Richardson of Columbia; two daughters, Fay Palmer of Columbia and Lorrain Rowsey of Charlotte, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Richardson was preceded in death by two brothers.  Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1316 Parkade Blvd., Columbia, Mo., 65202


Name of Deceased: Jesse Oliver Roberts
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: Dec. 12, 1963
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Jesse Oliver Roberts, 68 years of age, died Saturday afternoon at the Audrain Hospital where he had been a patient for the past month. He was a late employee of the Missouri Power and Light Company and had been semi-invalid for the past four years at his home 203 S. Hickman. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 59, Centralia. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Ballew Funeral Home. The Rev. Fletcher Dodson, pastor of the Allen Street Methodist Church, officiated at the services. He was born August 31, 1895 on a farm north of Centralia in Audrain County the son of Henry and Emma Craven Roberts. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Helen Tribble Roberts; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Goosey, Renick and Mrs. Earl (Ida) Roberts, St. Louis; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Pauline Memeyer of Rosewell, N. Mexico; four grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and neices and nephews. Pallbearers were David Faucett, Leon Hudson, Art Kalips, Tommy Patton, Russell Simpson and Howard Burton. Burial was in the Centralia Cemetery with Ballew Funeral Home in charge of arrangements


Name of Deceased: Lilly Mae Gilbert Roberts
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: Jan. 26, 1940
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Jesse O. Roberts died Friday morning, Jan. 19, at 4:30 o'clock at the Boone County Hospital in Columbia where she had been under treatment for eleven days. Her death was attributed to a heart ailment complicated with paralysis. Mrs. Roberts had been in declining health for about three years. The last few months her health failed rapidly but she was able to be up and about the greater part of the time. On Monday morning, January 8, she suffered a light stroke of paralysis, after which she was taken to the hospital to be under observation and treatment. Lilly Mae Gilbert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Gilbert, was born on a farm south of Centralia, November 14, 1895. She was educated in Centralia schools and had been a member of the Methodist church since girlhood. In 1925 she was united in marriage to Mr. Roberts, who survives. besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Warren DeChesne of Mexico, her parents, two sisters, Mrs. R. G. Blanton and Miss Minnie Gilbert, her aged grandmother, Mrs. Alice Mockabee of Centralia, and one nephew, Bobbie Gilbert of Marissa, Ill. One brother, Clarence Gilbert, preceded her in death over three years ago. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the First Baptist Church by Rev. A. B. Christian. Burial was made in the city cemetery. Pallbearers were J. H. Bagby, Smith Crump, E.E. Maupin, Fred Sames, Harry Reimers and William Duren. Flower girls were Mrs. Burton Knowles, Miss Mary Alice Patton, Miss Genelle Smith and Miss Ruth Bugg of Centralia and Mrs. Glen Patrick of Mexico.


Flossie Roberts
 Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune Date: 4/21/2008 Submitters Name: Elaine Goodwin
Obit: Flossie Roberts, 94, of Columbia passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Parkside Manor. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Memorial Funeral Home, with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Flossie was born on April 8, 1914, in Rocheport to William and America Roberts McKissick. She was married on June 10, 1933, in Columbia to Velpo Roberts, and he preceded her in death. Survivors include her son, Bobby Roberts and his wife Marcella, of Columbia; granddaughters Shelly Anthony and husband Richard of Flower Mound, Texas and Angie Roberts of Columbia; and two great-granddaughters,Katelyn and Leah. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters.
Butler County
Maynard, AR--Mrs. Jettie Delanie Perrin, 75, of Rt. 1, Maynard, passed away Saturday (Mar 26, 1983) in Randolph County Medical Center.  She was born Sept 9, 1907 in Butler County, Mo., a daughter of the late Lewis and Alice Shepherd Perrin.  Her husband, Adam Perrin preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons, Charles E. Perrin of Pocahontas (AR) and Phillip Perrin of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Kay Carter of Rt. 1, Maynard; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Penrod of Dongola, Ill., and Mrs. Annie Bozarth of Berryville (AR); three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Revs. Carl Rider and Bennie Gates officiating.  Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with McNabb's in charge.
 --Pocahontas Star Herald, Mar 31, 1983; submitted by Freda Roberts.

Name of Deceased: Orville Thomas Roberts
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Mar. 23, 1993
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Orville Thomas Roberts, 80, of Centralia died Monday, March 22, 1993, at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia with the Revs. Michael Curtice and Ed Varnum officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Centralia. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the funeral home. Mr. Roberts was born April 23, 1912, in Boone County to Ira Roberts and Sofa Roberts Roberts. On Dec. 12, 1936, he married Vivian Johnson in Boone County, and she survives. He was employed as an electrician working for the University of Missouri and later at the Doctors Clinic, both in Columbia. Survivors include two daughters, Ginger Cannon of Kansas City, Kan., and Donna Golson of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Leona Robinson of Sturgeon and Bertha Barnes of Mexico, Mo.; two brothers, Ira Roberts, Jr. of Macon and Rick Roberts of Dumas, Texas; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers.

Name of Deceased: William Charles (Pete) Roberts
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: 02/03/15
Submitters Name: Elaine Roberts Goodwin
Obit: William C. "Pete" Roberts, 62, of Ashland, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, surrounded by his family after a short illness. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Parker Funeral Service.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery. Pete was born Aug. 8, 1952, in Columbia to William E. "Bill" Roberts and Wanda F. Chick Roberts.  He married Lynda Babcock on May 11, 1974, in Columbia, and she survives. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1970.  Pete worked for C & C Construction for 25 years, retiring in 2006.
Pete was a lifetime member of Whitetails Unlimited.  He loved spending time with his family and friends.  Pete enjoyed hunting and fishing and the outdoors. Survivors include, his wife , Lynda; a son, Michael (Jessica) Roberts of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Janette (Shawn) Nichols of Hartsburg's sister Elaine Goodwin of Columbia; two grandchildren, Kale Nichols and Trent Nichols, a third grandson expected in June;  sister-in-law, Charlene Roberts; niece, Jennifer Lemley and nephew, Benjamin Goodwin. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Danny Roberts. Memorials may be given to a charity of donor's choice to help children in need or the Buddy Pack Program at the Central Missouri Food Bank.


Name of Deceased: Devin Blaise Robertson
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: April 10, 1989
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Devin Blaise Robertson, the son of John and DeAun Terry Robertson of Columbia, died at birth Friday, April 7, 1989, at Boone Hospital Center. He is survived by his parents, John and DeAun Robertson; a brother, Ryan Robertson of Austin, Texas; maternal grandparents, L. A. and Virginia Terry of Huntsville; paternal grandparents, Devona Earl of Lee's Summit and Delvin Robertson of Davenport, Iowa; Maternal great-grandmother, Leona Rook of Prairie Hill; and paternal great-grandmother, Della Robertson of Trenton. Graveside services were held today in Hebron Cemetery near Kaseyville.


Name of Deceased: Henry J. Robinson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Aug 12, 2003
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Junior H. Robinson, 84, of Sturgeon died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at Boone Hospital Center. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at First Christian Church in Sturgeon with the Rev. Jay Self officiating. Burial will be Mount Horeb Cemetery in Sturgeon. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Mr. Robinson was born May 19, 1919, to Ira Bryson and Ursley Feland Robinson. He married Leona Roberts on Dec. 1, 1940, in Boone County, and she survives. He served in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific. He received Purple Heart and Bronze Star decorations. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW of Sturgeon. He worked for B. D. Simon Construction Co. in Columbia for many years. He was a member of the Laborers Union of Columbia. Survivors also include two daughters, Phyllis Littrell of Harrisonville and Sherrill Roberts of Sturgeon; a son, Johnny Robinson of Sturgeon; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Archie "Gene" Robinson od Sturgeon and Joe Robinson of Centralia. Memorials are suggested to the Sturgeon Recreation Center in care of City Hall, Sturgeon, Mo., 65284.


Name of Deceased: Leona Robinson
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Sep 2, 2004
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Leona Robinson, 86, of Sturgeon died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at Stuart House in Centralia. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Sturgeon Christian Church with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be at Mount Horeb Cemetery in Sturgeon. Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Littrell of Harrisonville and Sherrill Roberts of Sturgeon; one son, Johnny Robinson of Sturgeon; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister; and two brothers.


RUTH KEMPER ROBINSON
Centralian’s Mother Mrs. Ruth Robinson Dies in Hospital
Mrs. Ruth Kemper Robinson, 79, died at the Boone County Hospital in Columbia Monday afternoon where she had been a patient for only a short time.
She was the daughter of the late John W. and Rebecca Kemper Tucker. She was born May 5, 1892 in Hallsville and attended Christian College in Columbia. She was married to George Searcy Robinson on March 6, 1911, who preceded her in death in 1935.
She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Marion Ritchie of Sturgeon; one son, George W. Robinson of Centralia; one sister Mrs. Sue Goss of Riverside, California; one brother Talmadge Tucker of Fulton; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Sturgeon Christian church and had lived all her life in Boone County.
Funeral services were held February 23 at the Sturgeon Christian church with Rev. James Jones officiating. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery west of Hallsville.
The Meador Funeral Home in sturgeon was in charge of arrangements.
(taken from Peggy Thompson’s family files. Contributed by Peggy Thompson)


Name of Deceased: Anna Elizabeth Rodgers
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Mar. 4, 1949
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Rodgers, 86, died yesterday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. E. Mills, South of Centralia. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Hickory Grove church by elder Egan Herndon. Mrs. Rodgers was born April 2, 1862, in Callaway county. Her husband, M. B. Rodgers, preceded her in death in 1936. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Rodgers is survived by three sons. Luther Rodgers and P. O. Rodgers of Hallsville and Leslie Rodgers of Columbia; five half-brothers, Calvin, Dan and George Johnson of Elglewood, Edgar Johnson of Fulton and Curtis Johnson of Columbia; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The body will remain at the Jernigan Funeral Home in Centralia until services Sunday. Burial will be in Hickory Grove cemetery,


Name of Deceased: Florian Cecil Rodgers
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Feb. 6, 1988
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Florian Cecil Rodgers of Centralia died Friday, Feb. 5, 1988, at Columbia Regional Hospital. She was 96. Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia with the Rev. Don McMurry officiating. Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. Burial will be in Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery in Centralia. Mrs. Rodgers was born on Sept. 28, 1898, in Boone County to Florian and Elizabeth Vick Nauser. She married William Luther Rodgers on Dec. 29, 1907, and he preceded her in death. Mrs. Rodgers was a homemaker and a member of Grandview Baptist Church, where she was the oldest member. Survivors include one son, Lawrence Rodgers of Centralia; two daughters, Cleo Colvin of Centralia and Goldie Todd of Columbia; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one infant son, one infant grandson and two brothers. Memorials are suggested to the Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Jasper Lee Rodgers
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Feb. 25, 1946
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Hickory Grove Church for Jasper Rogers (SIC), who died at St. Elizabeth hospital in Hannibal Friday afternoon. Burial took place in the adjoining church cemetery. Mr. Rogers (SIC), who was 56 years old at the time of his death, was born south of Centralia, the son of Mrs. Annie Rogers (SIC). Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mary Lee, Dorothy, and Mrs. J. W. Coil; one son, Orlando, recently discharged from service, three brothers, Luther and Pearl of Centralia and Leslie of Columbia; one sister, Mrs. Morton Mills of Centralia.


Name of Deceased: Leslie Owen Rodgers
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Dec. 11, 1958
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Leslie Owen Rodgers, 56, of 405 St. Joseph street died at 8 o'clock this morning at Boone County Hospital. Before becoming ill seven years ago, he was a custodian at the University of Missouri. Born October 19, 1902, in Callaway County, he was a son of Malin (SIC) and Annie Johnson Rodgers. On April 13, 1932, he was married to the former Miss Mary Sweezer, who survives. Other survivors include two sons, Charles Lee Rodgers of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Morton Mills of Hallsville; and two brothers, Luther Rodgers of Hallsville and P. O. Rodgers of Centralia;. A son, Roy Owen Rodgers, and a brother, Jasper Lee Rodgers precceded him in death. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parker's chapel with Elder Bryan Adair officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ray Cooper, Tommy Stone, James Willard, James Dodson, Charles Voorheis and Lonnie Burnett. The body will be at Parker's until time for burial.


Name of Deceased: Loretta Leona Blake Rodgers
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: June 12, 2001
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Loretta Leona Blake Rodgers, 78, of Centralia died Monday, June 11, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, at Grandview Cemetery, Route Z, with the Rev. Ken Ingram officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia. Mrs. Rodgers was born July 15, 1922, in Laddonia, to Oscar and Willie Jewell Bugg Blake. She married William Lawrence Rodgers on Nov. 4, 1941, in Columbia, and he preceded her in death. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Centralia Senior Citizen's Center and Sunset Gardens. Survivors include two sons, Marvin Rodgers of Centralia and Leon Rodgers of Columbia; one daughter, Vera Winterbower of Fulton; one brother, Oscar William Blake Sr. of Centralia; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorials are suggested to the Centralia Senior Citizen's Center.


Name of Deceased: Mahlon Bowers Rodgers
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Mar. 21, 1936
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mahlon Bowers Rodgers died at his home, two miles east of Murry yesterday afternoon of complications. Mr. Rodgers was born in Owen county Ky., March 16, 1859. He came to Missouri as a youth. He married Miss Anna Elizabeth Johnson, May 19, 1880. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Edward Miller, of Boone county; and four sons, Luther William, Pearle O., Jasper and Leslie Rodgers, 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Adelaine Nelson, of Butler, Mrs. Sarah Morris of Custer, Okla. He had been a member of the Hickory Grove Christian church. Funeral services will be conducted at Hickory Grove tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock by Rev. Eagan Herndon. Burial will be in Hickory Grove cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Marion Oliver Rodgers
Newspaper: The Mexico, Mo., Ledger
Date: July 30, 1996
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Marion O. Rodgers, 72, of Mexico died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, 1996, at Audrain Medical Center. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Arnold Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Rodgers was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Callaway County to Pearl O. and Mary Lee Nauser Rodgers. On Sept. 22, 1950, he married Betty L. Pierceall, who survives at home. Other survivors include one son, Donald L. Rodgers of Centralia; one sister, Elizabeth Sharpe of Lewistown; and three grandchildren. Mr. Rodgers, a retired truck driver, had worked for both Midland Trucking and Budig-Western. Later he owned Rodgers Furniture Stripping. He was a member of the Christian Church. During World War II, Mr. Rodgers served in the Army Air Corps as a tail gunner in a B-29 aircraft. He attained the rank of staff sergeant. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart or Lung associations or to the Youth Ministry at the First Christian Church in Centralia.


Name of Deceased: Mary Lee Rodgers
Newspaper: The Canton, Mo., Press News-Journal
Date: June 14, 1984
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Funeral services for Mary Lee Rodgers, 81, of Centralia, formerly of Canton, were held Sunday in the Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia conducted by the Rev. Elmer McCully of the First Baptist Church of Lewistown. Interment was in Centralia Cemetery. Mrs. Rodgers died Friday morning in the Lewis County Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 27, 1903, in Youngers, the daughter of William and Mary Carter Mauser (SIC). She married Pearl Rodgers April 20, 1921. He died Nov. 3, 1960. She was a member of the Grandview Baptist Church south of Centralia. Survivors include a son, Marion Oliver Rodgers of Paris, a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Sharpe of Lewistown, a half sister, Mrs. Francis Jones of Hallsville; a step sister, Mrs. Beulah Chrisman of Centralia; two step brothers, Herbert Reynolds of Lake of the Ozarks and Walter Reynolds of Denver, Colo.; four grandsons; seven great-grandchildren, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, a step brother and an infant granddaughter. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Name of Deceased: Pearl Oliver Rodgers
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Nov 5, 1960
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Centralia, Nov. 5 - Pearl Oliver Rogers (SIC), 74, of Centralia died Thursday night at Boone County hospital in Columbia where he had been a patient for a week. Mr. Rogers (SIC) was born on October 28, 1886, in Bates county, Mo., to Malhon (SIC) and Annie Elizabeth Johnson Rogers (SIC). He married the former Mary Lee Nauser, who survives. Mr. Rogers (SIC) was a retired farmer. Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Sharp of Lewistown, Mo.; one son, Marion Rogers (SIC) of Mexico; one sister, Mrs. M. E. Mills of Centralia; one brother, Luther Rogers (SIC) of Centralia, and four grandchildren. The body is at Ballew Funeral home here. Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the funeral home with the Rev. Elwood Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Centralia Cemetery


Name of Deceased: Raymond Lee Rodgers
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Mar. 30, 1990
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Raymond Lee Rodgers, 51, of Columbia died Thursday, March 29, 1990, at Truman Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Parker Funeral Service, Tenth and Walnut streets. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. Mr. Rodgers was born July 22, 1938, in Boone County to Owen Rodgers and Mary Sweezer Rodgers and lived his entire life in Boone County. He graduated from junior high school in Columbia and worked at McKnight Tire Store. He was a member of Grandview Baptist Church. Survivors include his mother, Mary Poore of Columbia; two daughters, Angel Bidwell of Kansas City and Brenda Drobina of Cleveland, Texas; one brother, Charles Rodgers of Warrensburg; two stepbrothers, Arnold Poore of Murray and Gerald Poore of Kansas City; one sister, Kathryn Houston of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, stepfather and one son, Stephen Rodgers.


Name of Deceased: Steven Ray Rodgers
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Oct 7, 1963
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Jefferson City, Oct. 7 - Steven Ray Rogers(SIC), 4, died at His home here at 5 a.m. today.  His mother, Mrs. Dennis Harmon, is the former Miss Mary Lee Sapp of Ashland.  He was born Dec. 11, 1958.  Other survivors include his father, Raymond Rogers(SIC), his step-father, a half sister, Delana Harmon; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Sapp of Hartsburg.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Burnett Funeral Home in Ashland with Elder Atley Sapp officiating.  Burial will be in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery near Ashland.


Name of Deceased: William Lawrence Rodgers
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: July 31, 1991
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: William Lawrence Rodgers, 79, of Centralia, died Tuesday, July 30, 1991, at his home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery in Murry. There will be no services. Mr. Rodgers was born July 19, 1912, in Stephens to William Rodgers and Florian Nauser Rodgers. On Nov. 4, 1941, he married Loretta Blake in Columbia, and she survives. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Centralia and was a self employed mechanic until his retirement. Also surviving are two sons, Marvin Rodgers of Centralia and Leon Rodgers of Columbia; one daughter, Vera Winterbower of Fulton; two sisters, Goldie Todd of Columia and Cleo Colvin of Centralia; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant brother.


Name of Deceased: William Luther Rodgers
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Dec. 22, 1968
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Centralia - Wiliam Luther Rodgers, 84, died early Saturday morning at Audrain County Hospital, Mexico, where he had been a patient for three and one-half weeks. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Meador Chapel here with the Rev. Howard White of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. He was born Jan. 5, 1884 to M. Aholm(SIC) Bowers Rodgers and Annie Elizabeth Johnson Rodgers in Bates County. He married Florian Cecil Nauser Dec. 29, 1907, and she survives. He was a member of the Grandview Baptist Church for 53 years. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a son, William Lawrence Rodgers, Centralia; two daughters, Mrs. Goldie Poore, Columbia and Mrs. Cleo Colvin, Centralia; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.


Name of Deceased: Emily Roemerman
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: Oct. 11, 1989
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Emily Roemerman, 88, of Centralia died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1989, at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico. She was a 27 year employee of the Heart of America Candy Company in Kansas City, and moved to Centralia in February of 1977. Mrs. Roemerman was born Oct. 15, 1900, in Englewood to the late Nathan and Adel Brown. On Nov. 20, 1957, she married John Roemerman, who died June 15, 1978. She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Lewis of Centralia; four grandchildren, Jo Ann Hatton, Vicki Williams and Sherri Boland, all of Columbia and Debbie Berger of Georgetown, Texas; one grandson, Jim Lewis of Springfield; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Oct. 6, at the Meador Son Chapel in Centralia with the Rev. Jeffery Bartlett and the Rev. Larry Ball officiating. Burial was in the City of Centralia Cemetery. Pallbearers included Finis Benson, Lewis Smith, Robb Rosenfelder, Chris Pursifull, George Ball and Jim Lewis. Honorary pallbearers were Leon Hudson, Glen Rosenfelder, Martin Munson and Clarence Batye. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Centralia.


Name of Deceased: John Roemerman
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: June 21, 1978
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: John Roemerman, age 86, a resident of Centralia, died at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico Thursday morning where he had been a patient since Tuesday. Mr. Roemerman was born in Kansas City, Missouri August 20, 1891 the son of the late Leopold and EmillieRoemerman. He was married to Emily Brown, November 20, 1957, who survives. He is also survived by one stepdaughter, Mrs. Robert (Phillis) Potts of Centralia; four granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; three nephews and three nieces.


Name of Deceased: Glen Leroy Rosenfelder
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Apr. 4, 1996
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Glen Leroy Rosenfelder, 72, of Centralia died Wednesday, April 3, 1996, at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia with Father L. C. Medina, pastor of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Fulton, officiating. Burial will be at Centralia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the funeral chapel. Mr. Rosenfelder was born July 10, 1923, in Columbia to Phillip and Gretta Brown Rosenfelder. He married Elizabeth Ballew on Aug. 14, 1943, in Columbia, and she survives. Mr. Rosenfelder owned and operated Glen's Garage in Centralia from 1964 to 1975, and he owned and operated the Redwood Motel for 25 years. He was a member of First Christian Church in Centralia and was a member of Centralia Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6276. He served in the Army from January 1943 to January 1946. Other survivors include three sons, Randell Rosenfelder of Tama, Iowa, and Roger and Robb Rosenfelder, both of Centralia; a daughter, Regina Prenger of Marceline; 11 grandchildren; and two cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Rodney Rosenfelder.


Name of Deceased: Gretta Mae Rosenfelder
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: June 15, 1967
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Funeral services for Gretta Mae Rosenfelder were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Ballew Funeral Chapel by Rev. Donald Mattson, pastor of the First Christian Church. Mrs. Rosenfelder died Sunday morning at 4:35 a.m. at the Audrain County Hospital where she had been a patient since May 3. Pallbearers were Verle Coolley, Archie Stauterman, Leon Hudson, Lawrence Rodgers, Walter Garrett, and Oliver Rodgers. Burial was in Centralia Cemetery. Mrs. Rosenfelder was born  near Englewood, Mo., on Oct. 19, 1895. She was the daughter of Nathan Brown and Adell Johnson. On July 23, 1922, she was married to Phillip A. Rosenfelder, who survives. Other survivors include a son, Glen, of Centralia, four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emily Roemerman, of Kansas City; one brother, Frank Brown of Columbia, and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, one sister, and one grandson preceded her in death. Mrs. Rosenfelder was a member of the Missouri Methodist Church in Columbia, Southside Birthday Club and VFW Auxiliary.


Name of Deceased: Phillip A. Rosenfelder
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: Oct. 26, 1967
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Phillip A. (Ted) Rosenfelder died at Audrain Hospital in Mexico on Sunday after a long illness. Mr. Rosenfelder was born March 8, 1897 in Nevada, Mo., the son of Phillip Henry and Mary Louise Koster Rosenfelder. On July 23, 1922, he was married to Miss Gretta Brown, who preceded him in death on June 11, 1967. Mr. Rosenfelder is survived by one son, Glenn Rosenfelderand; 4 grandchildren; two brothers, George Rosenfelder of Columbia, and William Rosenfelder of Kansas City; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Barnes of Mexico and Mrs. Anna Schwegman of St. Louis; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mr. Rosenfelder was a retired farmer and moved to Centralia in 1946. Mr. Rosenfelder was a custodian at the Chance Elementary School for a number of years. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Ballew Funeral Home in Centralia. Rev. Donald Mattson, pastor of the First Christian Church officiated. Burial was in the Centralia Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Nobel Usherwood, Homer Bosworth, Lawrence Rodgers, Hearl Crawford, Leon Hudson and Cliff Robb.


Name of Deceased: Fannie A. Rumans
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Nov. 26, 1996
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Fannie A. Rumans, 89, of Columbia, died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, at Columbia Manor Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the funeral home. Mrs. Rumans was born May 17, 1907, in Callaway County to Bert and Lena May Nauser Amyette. She married Roy Rumans on May 5, 1934, in Columbia, and he preceded her in death Oct. 13, 1996. She taught elementary school in Boone County and Callaway County for nearly 40 years. Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Margaret Klug of Columbia and Eula Bamugartner of Millersburg. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Memorials are suggested to the Calvary Baptist Church, 606 Ridgeway Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65203.

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