Mirian Sumner, 80, Nixa, died Nov. 6, 1999, in Nixa.
She was born March 20, 1919, near Lupus, a daughter of Luke M. and Eunice M. Dolstein Pettigrew. She was married in 1938 in Sedalia to Theodore "Ted" Preston, who preceded her in death.
She was a 1937 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School, Sedalia. She was employed with Southwestern Bell.
Survivors include: two sons, Bill Sumner, Ellensburg, Wash., and Paul Sumner, Nixa; one sister, Marceline Duncan, Seattle, Wash.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Weber and Sons Funeral Home, California. The Rev. L. Edward Brown will officiate. Burial will be in California City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon-1 p.m. Saturday.
Helen Marie Revels, 64, Fulton, died Nov. 19, 1999, at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia.
She was born Feb. 3, 1935, in Union Center, Wis., a daughter of Henry and Annie Langdon Muehe. She was married Feb. 14, 1953, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Jesse E. Revels, who survives at home.
She received an associate's degree in nursing from Lincoln University and worked at Fulton State Hospital for 15 years, retiring in 1997.
Survivors include: one daughter, Sue Slaughter, Fulton; one son, Edward Revels, Fulton; one sister, Dee Meyer, Hillpoint, Wis., two brothers, James Muehe, Alice, Texas, and Gordon Muehe, Hillpoint; five granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Debo Funeral Home, Fulton. The Rev. Bruce Williamson will officiate.
Memorials are suggested to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
James Putnam Scott, 92, Gravois Mills, died Nov. 19, 1999, at Osage Beach Healthcare Center.
He was born Aug. 8, 1907, in Rosemond, Ill., a son of George H. and Jessie Ophelia Putnam Scott. He was married Oct. 5, 1930, to Stella Marie Shumaker, who survives at home.
He was an electrical engineer for Union Electric, St. Louis.
Other survivors include: one son, James Scott, Florissant; two daughters, Barbara Auby, Sparta, Wis., and Kathryn Shepard, La Luz, New Mexico; one sister, Margaret Hildebrand, Decatur, Ill.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at noon Monday at McCracken Funeral Home, Pana, Ill. Burial will be in Rosemond Grove Cemetery, Rosemond.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-noon Monday.
Memorials are suggested to the National Alzheimer's Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, Laurie.
Dorothy Catherine Mertens, 81, Wardsville, died Nov. 18, 1999, at Capital Region Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 22, 1918, in Jefferson City, a daughter of Louis H. and Mathilda Hoelscher Rackers. She was married June 4, 1943, in Monroe, La., to Edward Theodore Mertens, who died Aug. 30, 1988.
A homemaker, she was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Ladies' Sodality, Over-Fifty Club, St. Marys Health Center Auxiliary, and was a Providence Partner with Sisters of Divine Providence.
Survivors include: three daughters, Marry Sue Mertens, St. Louis, Joyce Ann Cregger, Jefferson City, and Christy Marie Muenks, Loose Creek; two sons, Thomas L. Mertens, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Steve E. Mertens, Jefferson City; one sister, Lillian Schellman, Jefferson City; one brother, Carl Rackers, Jefferson City; and seven grandchildren.
Two sons, Robert J. Mertens and Joseph P. Mertens, preceded her in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. The Rev. Michael A. Coleman will officiate. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 4 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the Dorothy Mertens Memorial Fund.
Carl August Bretall, 70, Smithton, died Nov. 18, 1999, at his home.
He was born Jan. 21, 1929, in Florence, a son of Fred C. and Alma M. Botcher Bretall. He was married Dec. 23, 1950, in Florence, to Shirley A. Hopkins, who survives at home.
A retired dairy farmer, he was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Florence, Morgan County R-1 School Board and Morgan County Republican Committee.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Cynthia Hummel, Buckner, and Mary Koerkenmeier, Tipton; two brothers, Bill Bretall, Springfield, and Bob Bretall, Littleton, Colo.; four sisters, Joan Fallis, McPherson, Kan., Marion Forbes, Rhoda Moore and Frances Burkhalter, all of Sedalia; three grandsons and one great-grandson.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's United Church of Christ. The Rev. Mike Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Florence City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Meisenheimer-Griswold Funeral Home, Tipton.
Memorials are suggested to St. John's United Church of Christ.
William D. "Bill'' Miles, 67, Russellville, died Nov. 18, 1999, at Capital Region Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home, Russellville.
Louise W. Crowe, 82, Linn, died Nov. 20, 1999, at Green Meadows Health Care Center, Linn.
She was born Oct. 7, 1917, in Guthrie, a daughter of Camile and Pauline Snell Senevey. She was married Jan. 26, 1932, in Mexico, Mo., to Donald M. Crowe, who died Feb. 23, 1978.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include: 11 daughters, Estella Groves, Mexico, Donna Helfrich, Fenton, Betty Nolte, Morrison, Sharon Fleeman, Kansas City, Kathy Reeves, McGirk, Sue Farnsworth, Debbie Wolfe and Judy Hale, all of Linn, and Esther Relford, Alverda Buscher and Gladys Kaullen, all of Chamois; six sons, Robert Crowe, Linn, Jackie Crowe, Loveland, Larry Crowe, Hermann, Frank Crowe, Riverside, Calif., Rick Crowe, Bonnots Mill, and Curtis Crowe, Bland; two brothers, John Senevey, Auxvasse, and Ronnie Senevey, Oregon; two sisters, Bonnie Brandt and Peggy Perry, both of Jefferson City; 62 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Two sons, James Crowe and Donald "Bud" Crowe, preceded her in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Morton Funeral Home, Linn. The Rev. Tony Townley will officiate. Burial will be in Linn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday.
Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
Ida Catherine Maasen, 100, Jefferson City, died Nov. 19, 1999, at Villa Marie Skilled Nursing Facility.
She was born April 24, 1899, in St. Thomas, a daughter of William F. and Mary Margaret Wolters Bosch. She was married June 12, 1923, in Jefferson City, to Edward John Maasen, who died Feb. 12, 1961.
A homemaker, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, the St. Ann Sodality and St. Ann Quilting Circle, the Neighborhood Quilting Club and the Legion of Mary Auxiliary. She was the oldest living original member of the St. Elizabeth Card Club at IC Church.
Survivors include: one son, Raymond K. Maasen, New Johnsonville, Tenn.; one daughter, Margaret A. Maasen, Jefferson City; one sister, Sister Margaret Ann Bosch, C.C.V.I., San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Two infant grandsons preceded her in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church. The Rev. Gregory L. Higley will officiate. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to Immaculate Conception Church.
Flora Belle Parsons, 89, Jefferson City, died Nov. 19, 1999, at Jefferson City Manor Care Center.
She was born June 7, 1910, in Madison County, a daughter of Edgar D. and Maggie Belle Fisher Lashley. She was married Oct. 16, 1935, in Van Buren, to Jesse Luther Pearson, who died June 19, 1979. She was married April 28, 1962, in Columbia, to Bryan Jennings Parsons, who died July 18, 1989.
She attended the Barren Hollow School in Madison County and the Job School at French Mills. She moved to the Jefferson City area in 1957 and was a 1959 graduate of the Capital City Business College. She was a clerk typist for the Missouri Public Service Commission's Engineering Department for 16 years before retiring in 1975.
She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in the 1960s and was a charter member of Concord Baptist Church, where she was an officer in the Faith Sunday School Class.
Survivors include: two sons, Jim Pearson, Cabool, and Bob Pearson, San Diego; two daughters, Jean Newman, Dallas, and Ann Jackson, Lohman; two stepdaughters, Laura L. Towner, Jefferson City, and Helen Branch, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; one sister, Lucy Truesdell, Columbia; four brothers, Mont Lashley, Ironton, Paul Lashley, Corning, Iowa, Rolla Lashley, Arnold, and Rodger Lashley, Las Vegas; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Freeman Chapel. The Rev. Monte Shinkle will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. today.
Memorials are suggested to the Heisinger Lutheran Home Endowment Fund.
Theo Pope, 84, North Shore, died Nov. 20, 1999, at Columbia Regional Hospital.
He was born Feb. 12, 1915, in Harleton, Texas, a son of Byhum and Emma Pope. He was married June 27, 1941, in Marshall, Texas, to Josephine Mills, who survives at the home.
A graduate of the College of Marshall, he worked for the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Control Division, in Kansas City and St. Louis. He owned and operated Pope Boat Sales, North Shore.
He was a member of Eldon United Methodist Church, the Lake Ozark Lions Club and the Lake Ozark Elks Club.
Other survivors include: one son, Ted Pope, North Shore; one daughter, Sally Stalter, Baytown, Texas; and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sullivan Funeral Home, Marshall. The Rev. Harry Lee Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon.