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SAVE the date! The 82nd Annual Cole Family Reunion will be held on August 14, 2016 at Harley Park, Boonville, Missouri.
We will provide more details via newsletters and the website as the date approaches.
James “Jim” Joseph Painter, 72 of Boonville, Missouri passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at his home after a valiant five year fight with cancer.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2015 at William Wood Funeral Home, 517 Fourth Street, Boonville, Mo.with Masonic service beginning at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Jim was born on Friday, August 20, 1943 in Boonville, Missouri to Edgar Leslie & Ruth (Lamm) Painter. Jim graduated from Boonville High School in 1961. After graduation, Jim joined the FBI and moved to Washington, DC and then transferred to Anchorage, Alaska. Jim received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Carolina. In 1965 he united in marriage to Nan Halle in Columbia, South Carolina and to this union two children were born. Jim and Nan moved to Atlanta and it was then that Jim retired from the FBI and they moved back to Boonville in 2003. Jim loved Boonville and served on many committees including the City Council and Boonville Tourism. He was involved with Ararat Shriners, Mason’s, York Rite and Scottish Rite.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Don.
Jim leaves his beloved wife, Nan, to mourn his loss, a daughter and her husband, Casie and Russell Joens, of Madison, Ala. and a son and his wife, Dan and Patricia Painter, of Boonville, Mo., a brother, Jon Painter, of Hannibal, Mo., a sister and her husband, Pat and Bob Todd, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., five grandchildren, Elizabeth Joens, Matthew Joens, Scott Painter, Cody Painter and Emily Painter and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Painter Family, c/o William Wood Funeral Home, 517 Fourth Street, Boonville, MO 65233.
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Make plans now to attend the annual Cole Family Reunion on Sunday, August 10, in Boonville, Missouri at Harley Park, Shelter House #2. This will be the 80th year that descendants of Hannah Allison Cole have gathered together. We will have our traditional carry-in basket dinner at noon. Plates, cutlery and drinks will be provided. Bring food for your family and then we will put it all together to share. Registration will begin at 11:15 a.m. There is handicap accessibility by driving around to a small east lot and then moving a car to a parking lot.
On Saturday evening, August 9 before the picnic, we will gather at Hannah’s statue in the Morgan Street Park at 6:15 p.m. and then walk about a block to Cooper’s Oak Winery where we can visit until 8:00 p.m. Come and join us!
Visit the Friends of Historic Boonville in the Old Cooper County Jail to view Cole Family memorabilia. The building is open on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
See you on Sunday, August 10!