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Obituaries Published in March 23 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in March 23 California Democrat

March 22nd, 2011 by Democrat Staff in News


Theodore (Ted) Edward Albertin, age 84, of Atlanta, Illinois died December 3, 2010.

He was born at California, Missouri on May 21, 1926, the son of Theodore H. and Lydia Albertin.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife Judy; one son, Scott; and three sisters, Anna Cook and Frieda McKee both of California, Mo., and Lydia Reischauer of St. Louis, Mo. Survivors are his sons, Marc (and wife Jeanne) and Anthony (Tony) of Atlanta, Illinois; two grandchildren, Trenton Albertin and Tara Shane; four great-granddaughters; one sister Emma and husband Cliff Wrenfrow of Thayer, Missouri; and Elwood Cook (husband of Anna Cook).

Memorial service will be held Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 1:30 pm. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church followed by burial service at Immanuel Cemetery, California, Mo.


Marguerite Ann Newcomb, 82, of Shawnee, Okla., passed away on March 15, 2011.

She was born on March 8, 1929 in Peoria, Ill., to Louis Jacob Bales and Rose Mae (Groth) Bales.

Marguerite worked for Cargill Turkey Factory in California, Mo., where she retired after 30 years. She married Lavern Newcomb on March 6, 1951 in Middlegrove, Ill.; he preceded her in death in October 2003.

She leaves to cherish her memories two sons and daughters-in-law-David and Jean Newcomb of California, Mo., and Tim and Brenda Newcomb of Jefferson City, Mo.; three daughters and sons-in-law-Bonnie and Rick Hanson of Seminole, Okla., Verna and Mike Qualls of Tecumseh, Okla., and Jane Newcomb of Mexico, Mo.; one brother, Delbert Bales of Vacaville, Calif.; and two sisters and a brother-in-law-June and Robert Greenfield of Hannah City, Ill., and Orleta Hindert of Peoria, Ill. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, with Rev. Forrest Weast officiating. Marguerite will be laid to rest at Highland Cemetery in Latham, Mo., next to her husband Lavern.

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


Colten Allen Powell, 16, of Clarksburg, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

He was born on July 28, 1994 in St. Mary's Hospital, Jefferson City, the son of Rick and Laura (Lamm) Powell, both of whom survive of the home.

He was a junior at Tipton High School and a member of California United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, turkey hunting, 3D bow shoots, rodeo, playing video games, playing baseball at Tipton High School, Tipton FFA, and the United Methodist Church youth group, working at the food pantry at the church, and spending time with his family and friends.

Besides his parents, Colten is survived by his maternal grandmother, Berna Dean Lamm of Sedalia; paternal grandparents, Jack and Judy Powell of Clarksburg; and many loving family members. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Henry Lamm.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at California United Methodist Church. Burial was in Hickman Cemetery. Officiating was Rev. Linda Pagel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Colten Allen Powell Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018.

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


Jack Purnell, 73, of Clarksburg, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, Mo.

He was born on December 17, 1937 in Old Franklin, Mo., the son of James Purnell and Mildred (Coy) Purnell, both whom preceded him in death.

He enjoyed working on small engines and spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. As we all know he loved most visiting with family and friends, telling stories and making us laugh. He was employed as a painter his whole life including Double B Painting and Purnell & Sons Painting. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1952-1958, and was also a veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by three sons, Jackie Keith Purnell Jr. of Staton Island, N.Y.; Larry Joe Gish of Bunceton, Mo.; Billy Jack Purnell of Clarksburg; four daughters Teresa Talley of Fayetteville, Ark.; Betty Leautuhauser of St. Roberts, Mo.; Sherry Jo Cotton of Clarksburg; Melissa Williams of California; four brothers, Donald Purnell of Spotsvania, Va.; Bill Purnell of Ulysees, Kan.; Joe Dawson of Platte City, Mo.; Coy Dawson of Fulton, Mo.; seven sisters, Pat Coarser of Lebanon, Mo.; Kathy Thompson of Lake Ozark, Mo.; Mary Lee Rowels of Tipton, Mo.; Shirley Young of Kansas City, Mo.; Sandy Wood of Riverside, Calif.; Barbara Proctor of Tipton, Mo.; and Tink Meyers of Jefferson City, Mo.; 19 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The Family of Jack Purnell; c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018.

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


Tevin Paige Williams, daughter of Christopher Michael Williams and Shannon D'lee Cochrane Andrews, was born, February 4, 1997 in Osage Beach, Missouri. She departed this life, Saturday, March 19, 2011, in her home, Camdenton, Missouri at the age of fourteen years, one month and fifteen days.

Paige lived her life in Camdenton. She was a student with the Camdenton R-III schools and attended Dogwood State School in Eldon.

Paige was a joy to be with, she loved laughing and making noise, listening to music and watching cartoons. She especially enjoyed riding with her dad on an ATV and taking boat rides. Most of all, having her family with her was her greatest joy.

She was a loving daughter, granddaughter, niece and sister. She was an angel sent to us to love and watch over. Although her life was short, she made an impact on many lives and her memory will live on forever.

She was much loved by her surviving family. Her father Chris Williams and fiancé Beverly Miller of Camdenton, Missouri; her mother, Shannon Andrews and husband Brad of Bolivar, Missouri; paternal grandparents, Mike and Audrey Williams of Latham, Missouri; maternal grandmother, Cathy Moore of Camdenton, Missouri; paternal great-grandmother, Eula Holst and husband Dave of Fayette, Missouri; an uncle, Jim Williams and wife Jamie of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; an aunt, JoBeth Lingle of Latham, Missouri; brothers and sisters, Zack Porterfield, Justin Miller, Brandon Jensen, Brady Andrews and Brook Fuller and husband Richard and her daughter Mackenzie and a host of cousins and many other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandmother, Brooks Aline Parker.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Latham Cemetery, Latham, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics and left at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at

Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton is assisting the family with arrangements.