Obituaries Published in December 1 California Democrat



Helen P. Taggart

Helen P. Taggart, 94, Centertown, Mo., passed away Monday, November 22, 2010 at St. Mary’s Health Ctr. in Jefferson City, Mo.

She was born on October 18, 1916 in Corning, Mo., the daughter of John Owen Swan and Jesse Lucille Thieman both of whom preceded her in death. She was married on May 9, 1936 in Mound City, Mo., to Clem Taggart who preceded her in death.

She graduated from Corning High School and attended College at Peru State College in Peru, Neb. She was a homemaker. Helen was also member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Mo. She was the Secretary and board member of New Hope Cemetery for 35 yrs. Her hobbies were working crossword puzzles, crocheting and loved to travel. She also worked as a volunteer for OATS and was the Secretary and Treasurer for many years. She was a member of Victoria Chapter #14 OES were she received her 50 year membership pin.

She is survived by one son, Gary Taggart and wife Geraldine of Centertown, Mo.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by two sisters and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery near Marion. Officiating was the Rev. Shane Crum.

Memorials are suggested to New Hope Cemetery or Immanuel Baptist Church c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St., California, MO, 65018.

Arrangements were under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.


Iris Elliott, born August 19, 1916, passed away November 28 at University Hospital in Columbia at the age of 94.

She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Nettie Mae Quick Wilson, husband Earl Elliott, and son Laddie Elliott. Iris is also preceded in death by one sister, Rita Cavender, and two brothers, Harold Wilson and Rellis Wilson.

Iris dedicated her life to her husband of 66 years, Earl, and their beloved son Laddie. She worked for the City of California Missouri for several years. They were avid supporters of the University of Missouri Athletics and a members of Broadway Christian Church.

She is survived by one grandson, Jeffrey Elliott of Houston, Texas; sisters-in-law, Pauline Wilson of California, and Helen Wilson of Windsor; and a cousin, Francis Quick of Jefferson City.

Graveside service was Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery with a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at Memorial Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Broadway Christian Church, 2601 Broadway, Columbia, Missouri 65203.

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Morris D. Logan Jr., 57, Centertown, died Nov. 20, 2010 at Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City.

He was born on April 17, 1953 son of Morris D. Sr., and Emma F. Keaton Logan. He was married Aug. 30, 1996 in Vernon, Ala., to Wendy Rushing, who survives.

Survivors include: two sons, James D. Logan Sr. and Morris D. Logan III; three daughters, Melissa K. Clayton, Summer Michelle and Angel Marie Logan; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Shannon Marie Logan. Funeral services were held Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California. Burial with full military honors was held in New Hope Cemetery near Marion.



Phillip Wayne Burlingame

Phillip Wayne Burlingame 92, of California, Mo., passed away Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Capital Region Hospital, in Jefferson City, Mo.

He was born July 31, 1918 in Moniteau County, the son of Charles and Rebecca Angeline (Pruitt) Burlingame both of whom preceded him in death. He was married on January 4, 1941 in Bagnell, Mo., to Mary Louise Hohman who preceded him in death in 1993.

He was a lifelong resident of California. He loved to hunt and fish and for many years he would go deer hunting in Colorado with his friends. He attended the Norman School south of California. He worked as a tractor mechanic for several years for Carl Tising Tractor Company and Henry Tractor. He owned and operated Burlingame’s Fishing Lakes for many years. After retiring he worked as a part time janitor for the California School District. He was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church for over 50 years.

He is survived by five sons, Charles (Ruth) Burlingame of Tipton, Kenneth (Sue) Burlingame of Jamestown, Larry (Lynn Rae) Burlingame of Russellville, Glen (Linda) Burlin-game and Gary Burlingame both of California Mo.; two daughters, Doris Imhoff of Centertown, and Linda Derendinger of California Mo.. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson Jason Burlingame and two sons-in-law Paul Joseph Imhoff I and Kenneth William Derendinger Sr and one daughter-in-law Ruth Ann (Rowles) Burlingame, also four sisters, Effie Mae Burlingame, Mamie Ruth Crawford, Alice Alberta Bolin and Catherine Wilma Barbour; two brothers, Hillard Gale Burlingame and Melvin Kenneth Burlingame; three brothers-in-law, Dorsey Crawford, Franklin Lafayette Bolin and Raymond Estes Barbour and one sister-in-law, Lilly Ruth (Talley) Burlingame.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 1 at 11:00 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church. Burial was in the Sappington Community Chapel Cemetery, near California, Mo. Officiating was Rev. Josh Hartley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Sappington Community Chapel Cemetery, c/o Jim Rohrbach, 1010 Proctor Dr., California, MO 65018 or the American Cancer Society, Moniteau County c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St. California, MO 65018.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.


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