2016 Scholarship Information

In 2016, 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 30, 2016 and should be mailed to:

Judy Cole
101 NW 100th Rd
Sheldon, MO 64784

Download the Scholarship Application

Constance Solomon

Constance Scott Solomon passed away peacefully on March 6, 2016 following a brief illness.

Connie was born on June 30, 1940 to Arthur M. and Christine Thogmartin Scott in Springfield, Missouri. She graduated from Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, Kansas and the University of Kansas, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She earned her Masters degree in Special Education.

Connie began her teaching career in Kansas City, Kansas. She met and married Dr. Maurice Cochran Solomon while she was teaching hospitalized children at the University of Kansas Medical Center. They moved to Colorado Springs shortly after getting married. Connie spent the next few years at home raising her children. She then began an extensive political career that culminated in serving two United States Senators and as Chief of Staff for a United States Congressman.

Connie is survived by daughter, Allison Gorab, DDS (Ted) of Morrison, Colorado; son, Scott Solomon, MD (Mandy) of New Braunfels, TX; sister, Patricia Scott Morgan of Belton, Missouri; brother, Arthur M. Scott MD of Kennebunk Port, Maine, three nieces and one nephew. “Conki”, as she was known to her four loving grandchildren, will be dearly missed. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gazette/obituary.aspx?pid=178082530#sthash.bJzAfYpU.dpuf

James Joseph Painter

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.

2015 Reunion Schedule

August 8:  Come to join us as we meet at Hannah’s statue in Boonville at 5:15 p.m.  We will continue on to a local restaurant.  If you are late, consult the flyer taped to the statue for the name and address of the restaurant.
August 9:  Come and join the picnic in Harley Park, Boonville.  Registration begins at 11: a.m.  See the newsletter for details.

Arthur Joseph Schneider

ARTHUR JOSEPH SCHNEIDER, 71, son of the late Arthur C. and Dorothy Schneider, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015. He married Vicki Kay Calloway in 1974, and they had two children.

Per Mr. Schneider’s request, no funeral is planned; rather, his family and friends will celebrate his life at a date to be determined.

Mr. Schneider held three bachelor’s degrees — in education, journalism and criminal justice — a master’s degree in criminal justice and an education specialist degree.

Mr. Schneider was a sentry dog handler for the military police. He served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged.

Earlier in his career, he worked as an assistant news editor for the Helena Independent Record in Montana. He began work as a reporter for the Columbia Daily Tribune in 1972, then in 1975 worked as a public information specialist for the University of Missouri.

He later was hired as an extension specialist for the University of Missouri and was headquartered in Boonville. He continued this work until he retired.

He served 6½ years on the Central Missouri Food Bank Board, including one as chairman. He also served as chairman for the Harvest House Board in Boonville. He played a major role in the Boonville Outdoor Arts Committee, including in the procurement of the Hannah Cole statue and statues of other Boonville notables.

Mr. Schneider is survived by his wife of 40 years; his children, Arthur C. Schneider and his wife Mindy of Lee’s Summit, and Sarah Schneider-Toro and her husband Carlos of Medellin, Colombia; and four grandchildren, Isabella Schneider, Joseph Schneider, Marcos Antonio Toro Schneider and Miguel Arturo Toro Schneider; and his brother, Chuck Schneider of Vandalia, Ohio, and his wife Mary and their children.

Though not necessary, for those who feel compelled to send flowers, the family asks that you instead make a donation to the American Heart Association or the Humane Society of Central Missouri.