Martha Bell Schultz

Martha Bell Schulz, 83, of Peewee Valley, Kentucky, passed away Friday, Sept 13, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Martha was born on August 13, 1937, in Syracuse, MO, daughter of George and Grace Putnam. She grew up in Otterville, MO, and later moved to Sedalia, MO, where she wed Robert Eugene (Bob) Schulz on August 16, 1957. They had three children, Steven Eugene, Robert Scott and Sandra Lynn.
Until recently, she was active in her church, as a member of the choir, participant in the bell choir, a member of the Sweet Adeline’s International, and community volunteer. She especially enjoyed delivering meals with her husband for the Meals on Wheels program.

Martha worked as a secretary for Prudential Insurance Company upon moving to Sedalia and then as a homemaker focusing on her family. When her children were grown, she opened The Collector’s Gallery, a retail art gallery serving Sedalia and surrounding areas until its closing upon her retirement.

She was a talented golfer – a member of the exclusive Hole-in-One club – and enjoyed “couples golf” as a member of Sedalia Country Club for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her son Steven, her three sisters Gladys Putnam, Connie Brummett and most recently, Marjorie Smith, her four brothers Maynard, Tommy Joe, Jim and Wilbur Putnam.

Surviving her are daughter Sandy Schulz-Shelly of Louisville KY, son Scott Schulz of Franklin TN, grandchildren Ashley Bermudez, Zachary Gail, Brady Gail, Jason Schulz and Chelsea Schulz along with her five great-grandchildren Cody, Jody, Isabell, Ever Isaiah and Halle Bell all of whom she loved dearly.
She will be sincerely missed.

2019 Cole Family Reunion

The annual Cole Family Reunion will meet the second Sunday in August in Boonville, Missouri at Harley Park, Shelter House #3.

For the 85th year the descendants of Hannah Allison Cole will gather together. The carry-in basket dinner starts at noon. Plates, cutlery and drinks will be provided. Bring food for your family and we will put it all together to share. Registration will begin at 11:15 a.m.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 11!

If you are in town, come and eat with us on Saturday evening, August 10. Meet at Hannah’s statue in the Morgan Street Park at 5:30 p.m. We will go to a local restaurant. If you are late, check the white paper taped to Hannah’s statue for the location.

Marjorie E. Smith

Marjorie E. Smith, 97, of Sedalia, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Fair View Nursing Home in Sedalia.

She was born January 16, 1922, in Syracuse, daughter of George and Grace (Roe) Putnam.

On June 3, 1951, she married her first husband Elmer R. Ehlers and he preceded her in death in 1958. On September 1983, in Sedalia, she married Glenydon “Jim” Smith.

Marg worked as a beautician in Sedalia for many years. She attended beauty school in Columbia. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. She and Jim enjoyed traveling, especially in their R.V.
Surviving are her husband, Jim, of Sedalia; her sister, Martha Schulz, of Louisville, KY; her sister-in-law, Phyllis Putnam, of Sedalia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her first husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Putnam and Connie Brummett; and four brothers, Maynard, T.J., Jim and Wilbur Putnam.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may sign the guest book from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the funeral home.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.

2019 Scholarship Information

In 2019, the Cole Family Association will award a scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is related to Hannah Allison Cole, maintains a 3.2 GPA and will be enrolled full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school.

Applications must be postmarked by April 10, 2019 and should be mailed to:

Judy Cole
101 NW 100th Rd
Sheldon, MO 64784

Download the Scholarship Application

Patricia Kay Todd

Patricia Kay Todd  79 of Moberly formerly of Piedmont, Mo, died December 13, 2018.  She was born September 18, 1939 in Boonville, MO to Edgar L. “Red” and Ruth (Lamm) Painter.

Pat was best known in Wayne County, Missouri as a woman who wrote about snakes and other wild things in a very popular outdoor publication, the River Hills Traveler.  She Co-founded the Traveler, alongside her husband, Bob, with whom she worked for over 30 years.  Pat loved tracking the weather and volunteered with KFVS News as a Weather Woman.  Active in the community, she also had a flare for cooking, often trying new recipes on the couples’ two children, Kim and Bo.

Pat married Robert “Bob” Todd on May 16, 1959 in Boonville, MO and he survives of the home. Also surviving are her children:  Kim Todd Dickerson and her husband Bud of Moberly, MO and Bo Todd and his wife Marjorie of Festus, MO, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a brother, Jon Painter of Hannibal, MO, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jim and Don Painter.

Words of comfort and support may be shared with the family at the visitation, which will be, Saturday, December 22, 2018 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, MO. Memorial Services honoring and celebrating Pat’s life will follow.

Jo Frances Painter

Jo Frances Painter, age 92, died Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at North Kansas City Hospital.

Jo Frances was born in Enid, Oklahoma August 2, 1926 and was the only child of Albert L. and Irene Gettel.

Most recently Jo Frances had been a resident at John Knox Village in Lees’ Summit, Missouri for close to five years. She moved there from Blue Springs where she lived for approximately 25 years. While in Blue Springs she was very active volunteering at the Truman Library and the Vail Mansion plus working with the Independence Community Service League. She was a member of the Blue Springs Methodist Church at the time of her death.

In 1950, Jo Frances and Robert L. Painter were married, made their home and raised their two children in Pilot Grove, Missouri where Robert owned and operated the Hayes Painter Funeral Home, which is now Meisenheimer Funeral Home. Jo Frances worked alongside her husband at their business as well as being very active in the community. She was a member of the Cooper County Historical Society, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, Otterville Garden Club as well as Wesley Chapel. She was a member of the Community Betterment organization in Pilot Grove and was involved in the creation of the Pilot Grove Park and the Community Building.

Those preceding Jo Frances Painter in death were her parents and her husband.

Surviving Jo Frances are her son Robert L Painter, Jr. and his wife Robin of Kansas City, Missouri; daughter Pamela Jeanne Wall and her husband Bill of Hilton Head, South Carolina and one granddaughter Jessica Rubinski of Charlotte, North Carolina.

A funeral service for Jo Frances Painter was held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, October 29, 2018 at Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Pilot Grove, Missouri with interment immediately following at Pilot Grove City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Cooper County Historical Society.

Online condolences may be submitted at http://www.meisenheimerfuneralhomes.com.