Obituaries Published in June 29 California Democrat
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Larry D. Ash, 76, formerly of Lupus, Mo., passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at Riverdell Care Center in Boonville, Mo.
He was born on June 8, 1935 in Lupus, Mo., the son of A. V. and Margaret (Potter) Ash, both of whom preceded him in death. He was married on October 16, 1961 in Jamestown, Mo., to Delores Cline, who preceded him in death on November 26, 2008.
He was a graduate of Jamestown High School and worked as a construction worker for Koss Construction. He served in the United States Army and the National Guard and Reserves. He was a member of the Jamestown Assembly of God Church, the Jamestown Lions’ Club and was an avid collector.
He is survived by two brothers, Garry Gene Ash of Jamestown, and Tommy Dale Ash of Lupus; four sisters, Partricia (Larry) Harbit of Urbana, Ava Dick of St. Charles, Lana (Harold) Woodward of Pittsburg, Kan., and Marlyn (Roger) Ash-Potter of Valley Center, Kan.; 19 nieces and nephews, 26 great-nieces and nephews and one great-great-niece. He was preceded in death by two nephews, Phillip Pratt, Jr. and Tommy D. Shields.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Jamestown Assembly of God. Burial with full military honors will be in Concord Cemetery in Jamestown. Officiating will be Rev. Kevin Howard, assisted by Pastor Justin Nichols. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.
Memorials are suggested to Concord Cemetery Association, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.
Robert L. Clenin, 51, of Clarksburg, Mo., passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011 at Capital Region Medical Center, in Jefferson City, Mo.
He was born on July 23, 1959, the son of Warner Clenin who preceded him in death and Dorothy Renfrow Clenin whom survives. He was married March 7, 1992 to Jeanette Charron who survives of the home.
He served in the United States Army. He was a member of Big Creek Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
He is survived by two sons, Robert Allen Clenin of Springfield, Ill., and Daniel Thomas Clenin; two daughters, Amanda Potter of California, Mo., and Ashlie Newcomb of Jefferson City, Mo.; three brothers, John Clenin of New Mexico, Randy Clenin of California, Mo., and Samuel Clenin of Hopedale, Ill.; two sisters, Helen Clenin-Windsor of Lincoln, Ill., and Anna Jane Clapp of Springfield, Ill. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by one son, Robert Lucas Clenin in May of 1993, and one brother William Clenin.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the family of Robert L. Clenin, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.
Thomas Michael “Mike” Dunnaway, age 57, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
He was born November 22, 1953, in Versailles, Missouri, the son of the late Thomas Lee “Bo” and Aliene Williams Dunnaway.
Mike was a very hard worker, always keeping busy with his carpentry jobs, completing numerous beautiful projects. When not busy working, he was a lover of animals, always enjoying walks with his dogs.
Mike was a member of the First Baptist Church of Versailles.
He is survived by his son, Shane Dunnaway and wife Shawna of California, Missouri; his daughters, Michelle Cotten of Russellville, Missouri, and Shannon Dailey of England; his brother, Zeke Dunnaway of Versailles, Missouri; his sister, Debbie Troutman of Versailles, Missouri; five grandchildren, Kendra, Enoch, Eli, Maelyne, and Max; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his sister, Nellie Cowell.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Dr. Todd Forman officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Versailles Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Thomas Michael Dunnaway Memorial Fund in care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles to help with funeral expenses.
Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.
Dr. Max S. Peters was born in Delaware, OH, on August 23, 1920, the son of a noted member of the College of Education faculty of The Pennsylvania State University, Prof. Charles C. Peters, and his wife Dixie. On June 21, 1947 he married Laurnell Louise Stephens in Clarksburg, Missouri. During his lifetime, Dr. Peters was a chemical engineer, University Professor and Dean, author, researcher, athlete, member of the 10th Mountain Division during WWII and father. He died in Boulder, Colorado on June 20, 2011 at the age of 90.
Max grew up in State College, Pennsylvania and attended Penn State University. As a child Max Peters loved to run foot races for the joy of excelling and competing. As a high-school student at State College High School, he scored five touchdowns at the football field dedication game. He was very proud of this feat even though two were called back due to penalties. In 1994 he was named Distinguished Alumnus of State College High.
From 1939 to 1942, while at Penn State earning his B.S. in chemical engineering, Max was a member of the Penn State Ski Team receiving his letter in all four years and being Captain of the Team in 1940 and 1942. He scored well in collegiate ski meets throughout the East including the Pennsylvania State Ski Championships at Bald Knob at State College in 1940 and 1941 when he took first in cross country and placed high in other events. In 1942, he won the Classic Nordic Combined in the Inter-Ski Union Championships at Hamilton, N.Y.
Dr. Peters graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1942. While at Penn State he was in the Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity and Lion’s Paw along with numerous other organizations. Following graduation he took a position supervising a nitric acid production unit for the Hercules Powder Company.
In spite of protests from his college dean, who claimed Max was needed more by the chemical engineering profession, Max entered service for W.W. II in January, 1944. Refusing a rank higher than First Sergeant – because as an officer he would have to leave the front lines – Peters chose rigorous infantry training as an Army Ski Trooper in the lOth Mountain Division, A Company, 85th Regiment. As his regiment participated in the Italian North Apennine Mountains and Po Valley Campaigns, he was awarded the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal W.W. II, Combat Infantry Badge, and Rifle S.S. Badge. Max Peters, as he demonstrated all his life, wanted to be where the action was. In 25 months of service, he held all enlisted-person ranks from Buck Private to First Sergeant except Tech Sergeant moving in rank directly from Staff Sergeant to First Sergeant in 1945. After leaving the service, Peters continued to be active in the Tenth Mountain Division Association, serving as Secretary and President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter.
Following World War II, he returned to Penn State, earning his M.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1947. After two years as technical plant superintendent for the G. I. Treyz Chemical Company in New York, he returned to Penn State to complete his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1951. He then joined the faculty of the University of Illinois where he rose to head the Division of Chemical Engineering. In 1962, he became Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado and Professor of Chemical Engineering, holding that position until 1978 when he returned to full-time teaching and research as Professor of Chemical Engineering. He was Chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering from 1981 to 1985. He retired from active duties in 1987.
When Max Peters was offered the job as Dean of the College of Engineering at CU in 1961, he said “yes” but with three conditions. He would have administrative support to build a new engineering center, increase research funding and improve graduate education. He spent the next 16 years implementing these plans.
Before Peters arrived at CU, he worked with the building committee to raise money from the Colorado State Legislature - $7.2 million – and from the National Science Foundation - $1.3 million.
He was also involved in the design of the building. “In the first plans it looked like a box,” said Peters. “So the designers decided to incorporate shed roofs into the design to symbolize Colorado’s mining history.” In this final design each discipline’s laboratory is under a separate roof. A central office tower for all faculty encourages interdisciplinary communication, according to Peters. Even though the building incorporates 10 acres of floor space, “a professor can move from office space to lab in 2 minutes,” he said.
Dr. Peters also authored many technical papers and several textbooks on Chemical Engineering. His most widely known text is "Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers," which has had its' 5th edition published by McGraw-Hill Book Company in 2002. After Max wrote the original book the later editions were coauthored with K. D. Timmerhaus, and the 5th edition added Ron West as an additional co-author. The second edition of his text "Elementary Chemical Engineering" was published by McGraw-Hill in 1984.
Dr. Peters participated in a large number of professional activities, including: President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), member of, the, Board of Directors for the Commission on Engineering Education; Chairman of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science; and Chairman of the Colorado Environmental Commission. In 1978 he received the CU University-wide Robert L. Stearns award and the CU Faculty Service Award that was established that year. He was also named Distinguished Alumnus of The Pennsylvania State University in 1974. He received the Centennial Award in 1993 from ASEE for Outstanding Service in Engineering Education and the Centennial Medal from the University of Colorado's College of Engineering in 1994 as one of the top 100 persons in the College's 100-year history.
Throughout his life, in spite of his rigorous work schedule, Peters found time for fun continuing with his skiing and other athletic endeavors. Following W.W.II, after returning to Penn State University, he served as President of the Penn Valley Ski Club at State College, PA and helped organize the Pennsylvania Ski Federation serving as its first President in 1946. He also served as President of the Penns Valley Ski Club and assistant coach of the Penn State Ski Team in that same time period.
For Max Peters competition and fun went hand in hand. As dean, Peters shared his competitive nature with his students, with whom he raced yearly during E Days. Creating races that only he could win, he manipulated the rules before and during the races. His antics ranged from announcing the winner would have to wear an unusual hat, then producing the wildest hat possible, to devising rules that the winner had to finish last, next to last or third from last then running backwards, turning summersaults and running around trees with the baffled students following. “I was the only one who knew the rules,” he said. But the students didn’t get mad, they just tried to outwit me.”
Max is survived by his wife of 63 years, Laurnell Stephens Peters, whom he first proposed to at the age of 6 years old while visiting his grandparents who lived up the road from Laurnell’s family. He also has 2 children, Margaret Schmatz (married to Dan Schmatz) of Loveland, CO and M. Stephen Peters (married to Karen Oxford Peters) of Arvada, CO and 4 grandchildren, Emily Oliver married to Alex Oliver, Katie Schmatz, Hannah Gammon (married to Robby Gammon) and Grace Peters.
A memorial service will be held in July. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Max S. Peters Graduate Fellowship Fund by writing a check to the CU Foundation with Max Peters on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to: Engineering Development, 422-UCB, Boulder, CO 80309.
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