Dr. Julian A. Ossman, 95, of Jefferson City, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at St. Mary's Health Center.
He was born December 9, 1907, in Joliet, Illinois, a son of Frank X. and Hilda Weber Ossman. He was married June 22, 1939, to Harriett Elizabeth Johnson, who preceded him in death on October 31, 1986. He was married November 20, 1987, to Dorothy Claire Howser, who survives at the home.
He was a graduate of Joliet Township High School and Joliet Junior College both in Joliet, Illinois. He was also a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Medicine in 1928 and his Doctor of Medicine in June 1930. He was a member of Phi Rho Sigma, Medical Fraternity, Alpha Omega Alpha Fraternity for scholastic excellence, Pi Kappa Epsilon inter fraternity honorary. He served his Internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois July 1930 to December 31, 1932. He was Resident in Surgery at Geneva Community Hospital in Geneva, Illinois in 1932. He began practice in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 2, 1933 and continued in active practice until his retirement in January 1986. He was associated in practice with Dr. M.R. Aldridge, a prominent Jefferson City surgeon for sixteen years until Dr. Aldridge retired. He then formed a partnership with Dr. Francis Meier which association continued until his retirement in 1986.
While in Medical School he worked as an orderly during the summer vacations at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City. He was a member of the staff at St. Mary's and Memorial Community Hospitals, and president of St. Mary's Staff several times. He was given the Physician of the Year Award by St. Mary's in 1967 and 1971. He was a member of a number of Medical Societies including the Cole County Medical, Missouri State Medical, American Medical Association, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Missouri Chapter of the American College, Fellow International College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Abdominal Surgery, Member Society of Abdominal Surgeons, Southern Medical Association and was a founding member of the Southwestern Surgical Society. He was also a member of a number of Clubs and Associations including the Men's Association of St. Joseph Church, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Knight of the Grand Cross in the Equestrian Order of The Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, Jefferson City Country Club, Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce, Cole County Historical Society, Lifetime Member of the National Rifle Association, Founder and First Secretary of the Central Missouri Beagle Club, Founder and First President of the United Sportsman's Club. In the early years of his practice he was associated with The Girl Scouts and later with the Boy Scouts taking an entire small troop through the rank of Eagle Scout. He was an active Director of The Exchange National Bank for thirty years and remained as an Associate Director. He was also the author of several scientific papers. He was awarded "The Selective Service Medal" in World War II by Franklin D. Roosevelt for his work in The Board and his care of the ill transient troops as they passed through Jefferson City.
He is also survived by one son and daughter-in-law: Julian J. Ossman and wife Colleen of Jefferson City; two step-daughters: Diane Dellbringge and Paula Willis both of Jefferson City; three grandchildren: Julian H. Ossman, Julie Yeowell and Joel R. Ossman; six step-grand-chil- dren: Brett Switzer, Shane Switzer, Dana Wieberg, Darla Hoener, Debbie Dellbringge and Kim Rothenberger; two great- grandchildren and nine step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five sisters: Rita Connor, Lorainne Kirk, Hildegarde Shulte, Marguerite Haar and Bernadine Heimericks.
Friends will be received from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Houser-Millard Funeral Directors - Jefferson City Chapel, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at St. Joseph Cathedral with Fr. Frederick J. Elskamp as the Celebrant and Most Reverend Michael F. McAuliffe, Fr. Christopher L. Cordes and Fr. Leonard S. Misey as Concelebrants. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Samaritan Center; St. Joseph Cathedral Foundation or the Helias Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Directors - Jefferson City Chapel, 2613 West Main Street; 636-3838.
Rael F. Amos, 64, of Parsons, Kansas, died Monday, May 19, 2003 in Parsons, Kansas.
He was born December 27, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the Kemper Military High School and Junior College of Boonville, MO and the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a journalist and worked for the United Press International (UPI).
Viewing will be at the cemetery from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2003.
Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2003 at the Oswego Cemetery. Murdock Funeral Home of Oswego, Kansas, is in charge of arrangements.
Alma Dilger, 84, of Evansville, Indiana, died on Monday, May 19, 2002 at the St. Marys Health Center in Jefferson City, Missouri, while visiting her daughter.
Alma retired in 1983 as the Manager of Housekeeping from Indiana Bell. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and a former member of the Knights of St. John's Auxiliary. Alma enjoyed traveling and gardening.
She was survived by her daughter: Dotty Ewers and her husband Dick of Jefferson City, Missouri; her son: Kenneth Dilger, D.D.S. and his wife Martha of Evansville; brother: Harold Luebbehusen of Huntingburg; four sisters: Henrietta Kemper of Ferdinand, Helen Heckman of Louisville, Kentucky, Rita Tillman of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, and Ann Greulich of Fort Branch; Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Mark Scott, Ken Ewers, Beth Ewers Strope, Ann Carole Ewers Dagg, Jane Ewers Coppinger, Elyse Dilger Cloran, Missy Dilger Kolb and Kenneth Dilger II; and 11 great grandchildren. Alma was preceded in death by her husband Emil in 1995.
Visitation will from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23, with a memorial service at 7:00 p.m. at the Ziemer Funeral Home, Evansville, IN.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 24, 2003 at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, and continued at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church with Msgr. Kenneth Knapp and Fr. Donald Dilger officiating. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church.
Mrs. Mary Lee McHenry, age 79 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at the Beverly Health Care Center.
Mrs. McHenry was born July 15, 1923 at Tipton, Mo. the daughter of Lee H. and Flora M. Hackman Gratz, both deceased. She was married on October 7, 1950 at Brundage, Alabama to John Houck McHenry, who survives at the home.
Mr. McHenry was a former Capital City and Sprint telephone executive and member of the board of directors of the United Missouri Bank of Jefferson City, Mo. A life-long resident of the Jefferson City area, Mrs. McHenry was the valedictorian of her class at the Tipton High School. She was a graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia with a degree in business and public administration. Mrs. McHenry was the owner and manager of McHenry's Clothing Store in Jefferson City for several years.
She was a member of the Concord Baptist Church; a member of the PEO chapter BW; a member of the Tuesday Club; a member and past president of the University of Missouri Cole County Alumni Assn. An active member of the Jefferson City community, she served as P.T.A. president and volunteered for many civic and charitable organizations. A long-time member of the Jefferson City Country Club, she was a former ladies club champion and four time consecutive ladies champion at the Willowcreek Golf Course in Sun City, Arizona.
Other survivors include: one son: Thomas Bolton McHenry of Jefferson City, Mo.; two daughters: Mary Lynne Bynum of Jefferson City, Mo. and Kelley McHenry Taylor of Raleigh, North Carolina; 7 grandchildren: Connor McHenry, Keegan McHenry, Lauren McHenry, Jennifer Bynum, Jim Bynum, Kristin Taylor and Kyle Taylor. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Rose and Dorothy Bosch and one brother, Dr. Raymond Gratz.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday, May 23, 2003 at the Concord Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. Monte Shinkle officiating. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 until 7:00 PM Thursday, May 22, 2003. Those desiring may make memorial contribution to the charity of their choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.
Dorothy Elizabeth Rackers, 81, of Jefferson City, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Villa Marie Skilled Nursing Facility.
She was born on July 30, 1921 in Jefferson City, the daughter of Frank Joseph and Henrietta Bemboom Rackers. Miss Rackers served for thirty-one years with the Missouri Division of Procurement and the Missouri Department of Revenue until her retirement in 1983. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church; Ladies Sodality; St. Marys Health Center Auxiliary; and the Legion of Mary.
Survivors include three nephews, Robert J. Rackers, Jefferson City; Fred L. Rackers, Jefferson City; and Harold C. Shelton, Mount Vernon, Texas; and two nieces, Marilyn A. Allen and Jane F. Rackers, both of Jefferson City. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Margaret Wilbers and Matilda Shelton; and three brothers, Bernard, George, and Lawrence Rackers.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2003, in the chapel at St. Peter Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery upon return of the remains from the University of Missouri Department of Anatomy where the body was donated.
Memorials are suggested to Masses or St. Peter Church Building Fund, 216 Broadway, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Vernon Leroy Elliott, 63, of California, MO died Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at his home in California, MO.
He was born February 3, 1940 in Moniteau County, Missouri the son of L. Brent and Amelia Ruth Howard Elliott. His father passed away June 2, 1956 and his mother, Ruth Elliott survives in California, MO. He was married January 10, 1959 in Clarksburg, MO to Patricia Reed who survives at the home.
He was the radiator shop manager for Trans Central Inc.; a school bus driver for Smithton Schools; drove a truck for Baughman's Feed Service; worked for Howard's Truck Equipment in Sedalia as a mechanic and was a farmer. He was a member of First Baptist Church in California, MO. He was a member and past president of Cole Camp Coon Club and was a sprint car driver throughout Mid-Missouri in the 1960's.
Other survivors include 4 daughters, Carol Ann Adamek of Sedalia, MO, Brenda Lee DeWitt of Smithton, MO, Anite Ruth Menning of Stover, MO and Barbara Lynn Mahnken of Otterville, MO; 2 brothers, Keith Elliott and Dean Elliott both of California, MO; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Services will be held at Main Street Baptist Church, California, MO, Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 1:30 P. M. Officiating will be Rev. Ken Mathes. Burial will be in Mt Pleasant Cemetery north of California, MO.
Visitation will be Friday, May 23, 2003, 5:00-8:00 P. M. at Main Street Baptist Church.
Memorials are suggested to Community Hospice of America, 3600 I-70 Dr. S.E., Columbia, MO 65201. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services in California, MO.
Michelle Nicole Hollobaugh, 22, of Olean, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, near Versailles as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born in Osage Beach on November 17, 1980, a daughter of Allen Dale and Beverly Jodell (Jeffries) Hollobaugh.
Survivors include: her children, Ashley Hollobaugh and Anthony Ryan Hollobaugh, both of the home; her mother, Jodie Groce of Eldon; her father, Allen Hollobaugh of Tightwad, her stepfather and his wife, Lynn and Theresa Groce of Olean; four sisters, Jennifer Hollobaugh of Sedalia, Angela Vincent of Tightwad, Jaclyn Groce of Olean, and Elizabeth Cantrell of Eldon; half brother and half sister, Brandon and Tumekia Fuller both of Clinton; maternal grandparents, Bonnie and Roger Schwintek and James and Pam Campbell both of Eldon; paternal grandmother, Thelma Groce of Barnett; maternal great-grandmother, Irene Hader of Eldon; Aunt Donna Beanland of Eldon; and Uncle Jamie.
Michelle was a member of Eastside Assembly of God Church in Eldon.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, May 23, at Rekus Funeral Home in Eldon with funeral services following at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Lynn Beanland will officiate. Interment will be in Eldon City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Michelle's children.
Christopher Joel Sommerer, age 34, of Loganville, GA, died May 20, 2003.
Mr. Sommerer was the owner of Sommerer Electric Inc., charter member of Community of Grace, avid hunter, fisherman and loved all sports.
Survivors include: his wife, Michelle Sommerer and 2 daughters, Brooke Sommerer and Lauren Sommerer, all of Loganville; parents, Alvin and Beverly Sommerer of Snellville, GA; grandparents, Venita Sommerer of Jefferson City, MO and Alva Engelbrecht of Jefferson City, MO; father in law, James Burke and mother in law, Joan Burke, both of Buford; father in law, Charles Crenshaw and mother in law Melissa Crenshaw, both of Stockbridge; and loving extended family.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 24 at 2 p.m. at Wages Snellville Chapel with Pastor Matt Henning officiating. Interment to follow at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers accepted or memorials can be made to Community of Grace Building Fund, 1826 Killian Hill Rd., Lilburn, GA 30047, in memory of Christopher Joel Sommerer. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200
Avery Henry Wells, 80, of Crocker, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, in the Christian Health Care Center, Dixon.
He was born January 28, 1923 in Dixon, a son of Thomas Henry and Molly Humphrey Wells.
Survivors include his wife, Reba Wells of Crocker; 3 sons, Brad Crismon, Tom Wells & James Wells; 1 brother, Arthur Wells; 3 sisters, Minnie Garten, Elizabeth Milmo, & June Rowden; and 5 grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thurs., May 22 from 6-8 p.m. and Fri., May 23 from 9-10 a.m. in the Long Funeral Home, Crocker.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 23 in the Long Funeral Home, Crocker with Rev. Nick Salsman, First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Crocker Cemetery.
Mr. Asghar Ali Advocate, 78, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2003, early morning 6:00 a.m. (Thursday 7:00 p.m. India time) in Nagpur, India.
He is survived by his wife, three daughters, two sons, seven grandsons, six granddaughters, a great grandson, a brother, a sister and many relatives and friends to mourn his untimely loss.
He was born in Ranala, India, practiced as a Public Prosecutor, and an Attorney in Nagpur, India. Due to his dedicated service to the community he was conferred an honor by the local community in Nagpur, India.
His daughter, Maryam Vali, lives with her family in Jefferson City, Missouri.