Richard Charles Bloom, 73, Columbia, formerly of Holts Summit, died Aug. 30, 2001, at University Hospital.
He was born April 13, 1928, in Minneapolis, a son of Walfred and Laura Heath Bloom. He was married Aug. 21, 1997, in Las Vegas, to Deloris Bailey, who survives.
An Army veteran, he worked in Marine Sales in Minneapolis for 30 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Peter, Minn., and the Masons.
Other survivors include: two sons, Michael Bloom, Kasota, Minn., and William Bloom, Cleveland, Minn.; one stepson, John VanVacter, Columbia; three stepdaughters, Sallee Gould, state of Ohio, Stacey Burris, Columbia, and Kelly Bleecha, Kalamazoo, Mich.; two sisters, Gloria Johnson, Coon Rapids, Minn., and Jackie Larson, Scottsdale, Ariz.; four grandchildren, 13 step grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Shilo Methodist Church, Holts Summit. The Rev. Brad Smith will officiate.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo., 65205.
Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia.
Bill L. Boyer, 65, Yale, died Aug. 12, 2001, at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa.
He was born May 28, 1936, in New Bloomfield, a son of William J. and Opal Forbis Boyer. His mother survives in New Bloomfield. He was married Feb. 29, 1964, in Perry to Verna Repp, who survives of the home.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a farmer.
Survivors include: one daughter, Gelina Haus of Apple Valley, Minn.; three sons, Ethan Boyer, Panora, Iowa, Kevin Boyer, Hawkeye, Iowa, and Aaron Boyer, Perry, Iowa; two sisters, Mary Graham, Hannibal, and Wanda Kay Fischer, Holts Summit; and three grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the Billy Boyer Trade School Scholarship Fund.
Steven Andrew Schuster, 22, New Bloomfield, died Aug. 31, 2001, at the University of Missouri Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 4, 1978, a son of Bruce and Sharon Eiken Schuster. His father and stepmother, Bruce and Juanita Schuster, survive in New Bloomfield. His mother, Sharon Schuster, survives in Jefferson City.
He was a 1998 graduate of New Bloomfield High School, where he played for the basketball team. He was a Catholic.
Other survivors include: paternal grandmother, Patsy Schuster, New Bloomfield; two brothers, Bruce Wayne Schuster II, Puxico, and Mark Daniel Schuster, New Bloomfield; and one sister, Katie Schuster, New Bloomfield.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Holts Summit. Fr. Don Lammers will officiate. Burial will be in Summit Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Debo Funeral Home, Holts Summit, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the Missouri Crippled Children or a charity of the donor's choice.
Ruth Ann Schroeder, 68, Jefferson City, died Sept. 1, 2001, at Capital Region Medical Center.
She was born Nov. 25, 1932, in Glasgow, the daughter of Patrick and Margaret Schwering Neville. She was married Dec. 18, 1953, in Jefferson City, to Stanley D. Schroeder, who survives at the home.
She graduated from Glasgow High School and attended Capital Business College, Jefferson City.
She was employed as a fiscal officer with the Missouri Campaign Finance Review Board for more than 20 years until retiring in 1994.
She was a member of St. Peters Church, the Roy Stone Post #1003 Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and a lifetime member of the Oliver Buehrle Post #17 Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
Other survivors include: two sons, John J. Schroeder, San Francisco, Calif., and James D. Schroeder, St. Louis; one daughter, Jo Ann Dent, Jefferson City; one brother, David Neville, Columbia; and two granddaughters.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peters Church. The Rev. Donald Lammers will officiate. Burial will be at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Freeman Chapel, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Rape and Abuse Crisis Service.
Jane Frances "Janie" Groene, 53, Wardsville, died Aug. 31, 2001, at Capital Region Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 26, 1947, in Jefferson City, a daughter of Bernard H. and Martina J. Lueckenhoff Morff. Her father and step-mother survives in Etterville. She was married Oct. 5, 1968, in St. Thomas to James R. Groene, who survives of the home.
She was a 1965 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, and a 1966 graduate of Wallace-Doty School of Cosmetology, Jefferson City.
She worked at Miriam's Beauty Shop, June's Hair Fashions and The French Corner, all of Jefferson City. She owned and operated Groene Villa Beauty Shoppe in Wardsville for 25 years and had worked for Wal-Mart in Jefferson City since 2000.
She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Jodi K. Lunn, St. Thomas, and Jennifer L. Rogers, Holts Summit; three brothers, Daniel J. Morff and Alfred J. Morff, both of Jefferson City, and Michael B. Morff, Austin, Texas; four step-brothers, Bruce E. Wansing, Kevin P. Wansing and Frank G. Wansing, all of Jefferson City, and Wayne P. Wansing, Eugene; one step-sister, Victoria L. Steen, Jefferson City; two granddaughters and one step-grandson.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. The Revs. Louis Dorn and Don Antweiler will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and also from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Jane Groene Memorial Fund.
Joseph Rollie Dudley, 58, Yucatan, died Aug. 31, 2001, at Columbia Regional Hospital, Columbia.
He was born April 25, 1943, in Calwood, a son of George M. and Celestia Evelyn Womack Dudley.
Survivors include: four daughters, Patricia Jo Dudley, Williamsburg, Sharon Scheele, Wilsall, Mont., Faye Ann Allerdice, Great Falls, Mont., and Teresa Ann Atterberry, Fulton; one brother, George Dudley, Fulton; and grandchildren.
One son, Terry Lee Dudley, preceded him in death.
Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday in New Hope Cemetery, Calwood. The Rev. Michael Crowson will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Debo Funeral Home, Fulton.
Martin A. Arbes, 67, Linn, died Sept. 4, 2001, at St. Marys Health Center.
He was born Sept. 2, 1934, in Hydro, Okla., a son of Alois W. and Wilhelmina "Maggie" Henzler Arbes. He was married Jan. 23, 1960, in Linn, to Gail Lavon White, who died Dec. 5, 1999.
A resident of Linn since 1946, he graduated from Linn R-2 High School. He was an Army veteran.
He was employed with Jaegers Poultry for 20 years, and had been employed with Grellner Sales and Service for the past 15 years. He was a member of St. George Church, Linn.
Survivors include: one son, Darin W. Arbes, Bonnots Mill; one daughter, Marla M. Nilges, Jefferson City; one sister, Lois Arbes, Bonnots Mill; and two grandchildren.
One son, Paul M. Arbes, died June 15, 1999.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. George Church. The Rev. Daniel I.J. Lueckenotte will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Morton Funeral Home, Linn, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.
Herman E. Keith, 77, Rocky Mount, died Sept. 2, 2001, in Columbia.
He was born Nov. 18, 1923, in Kansas City, Kan., a son of Herman F. and Edna Dreaulints Keith. He was married Aug. 3, 1945, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Clara Wisner Keith, who survives at the home.
He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a two-time world champion in hydro-plane boat racing and the first person to win two consecutive titles. He owned the Kansas City VSA motorcycle dealership. He was employed in the automotive field for 50 years.
Other survivors include: one son, Doug Keith, Grandview; five daughters, Cathy Gust, Eldon; Cheryl Nickel, Harrisonville; Bonnie Stewart, Kingsville; Carol Fannin, Garden City, and Donna Beaver, Raytown; one brother, Alden Keith, El Dorado Springs; 21 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Tom Gust will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials are in the care of the family.
Mary Ellen Shockley, 82, Jefferson City, died Sept. 1, 2001, at Jefferson City Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 12, 1918, near Belle, a daughter of Ira and Gertie Bledsoe Ridenhour. She was married March 29, 1946, to Clarence Shockley, who survives.
She was retired from Chesebrough-Ponds and previously had worked for International Shoe Co. in Bland and Belle.
She was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church.
Other survivors include: three sons, Larry Leroy Oliver, Westphalia, Gary "Bubby" Oliver, California, and Billy E. Shockley, Jefferson City; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
One granddaughter preceded her in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Belle. The Rev. C.D. Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Pilot Knob Cemetery near Belle.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Sassmann's Funeral Home, Belle.