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Obituaries Published in Feb. 1 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in Feb. 1 California Democrat

January 31st, 2012 by Democrat Staff in News


Ruby A. Haldiman, 94, of Sioux City, Iowa, formerly of Jamestown, Mo., passed away January 25, 2012.

On April 22, 1917 in Oregon County, Missouri, Ruby was born the daughter of Ambrose and Mary (Roberts) Taylor both of whom preceded her in death. On November 28, 1953 at Salem, Mo., Ruby was married to Jacob F. Haldiman, who preceded her in death on September 19, 1999.

Ruby was a long time member of the St. Paul's Evangelical Church in Jamestown.

Ruby is survived by: a daughter, Becky Conway with her husband Bill of Sioux City, Iowa; one son Danny Haldiman with his wife Brenda of Jamestown, Mo.; a brother James Taylor with his wife Lou of Perryville, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

Memorial services will be at St. Paul's Evangelical Church in Jamestown on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Brian Bish officiating. Inurnment will follow in the St. Paul's Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Paul's Cemetery, c/o Windmill Ridge Funeral Service, P.O. Box 443, California, MO 65018.

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Jane E. Hulin, 65, of Jefferson City, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at the St. Mary's Health Center, Jefferson City, after a lengthy illness.

She was born on November 28, 1946, in Glasgow, Missouri, the daughter of Sheridan, Sr. and Lula (Parker) Dorsey both of whom preceded her in death. She was married on November 19, 1965, in Virginia, to Ernest J. Hulin.

Jane accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at a young age and had attended Main Street Baptist Church, California. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and taking rides to different towns.

She is survived by: one son, Joe Hulin, Jefferson City; one daughter, Rebecca Hulin and husband, Len, Jefferson City; one brother, Sheridan Dorsey, Jr. and fiancé, Jefferson City; two sisters, Evelyn Wegman and husband Randall, Glady's, Virginia; and Lula Dean James and husband Clyde, Columbia; three grandchildren Len Hong Jr., Jean E. Hong, and Joseph Hong. She is preceded in death by two sisters, Kathleen Hall and an infant sister, Virginia Ann Dorsey.

Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 30, 2012, at the Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, with Rev. Ken Mathes officiating. Interment was in Gamble Cemetery, near California.

Memorials are suggested to the Hulin Family or Landmark Hospital, Columbia, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018.

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


Sharon Michelle Keeran, 57, of California, died on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at the Landmark Hospital in Columbia from complications of a car accident on December 27, 2011.

She was born on March 12, 1954 in Independence, the daughter of James and Shirley (Hill) Evans. She was married on December 31, 1987 in Camdenton, to Layton Edward Keeran Sr. who preceded her in death on March 8, 2011.

Sharon graduated from Raytown High School. She had worked at the Moniteau County Sheriff's office and was a registered LPN, having worked at nursing homes in the California area and the Missouri Department of Corrections. She enjoyed crocheting, handwork, quilting and her beloved dogs Sophie and Tilly.

She is survived by: her parents, Camdenton; one son, Layton Edward "Eddie" Keeran Jr. and his wife, Billie Jo, California; three daughters, Monica Green and her husband Delbert, California, Linda Keeran, Tipton, and Jessica Nicole Myers, Camdenton; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Along with her husband she is preceded in death by one sister, Charla Nell Evans on December 11, 1973.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., at the Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, with a memorial graveside service at Shiloh Cemetery, near California, following the service.

Memorials are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans, 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.


Helen Frances Burris Miller died January 26, 2012, after a brief illness.

Helen was born June 1, 1919, in Adrian, Missouri, to parents James Hamilton Burris and Daisy Del Hawkins Burris. Helen moved to Kansas City in 1936 and attended Central Business College. She began working for the Railway Mail Credit Union in the Post Office building in 1939. She met Roger Miller that year, and married him in 1941. They traveled due to his service in the Navy and returned to Kansas City shortly after World War II ended.

Mrs. Miller worked many years at the John Watkins Drug Store. She resumed her work for the Railway Mail Credit Union in 1950. She worked there for 37 years as the Bank Office President and Manager, before retiring in 1987. Never one to sit still, she quilted, embroidered, and continued to nurture each generation of her growing family. Prior to a hip fracture in November 2011, Mrs. Miller also bowled regularly with multiple bowling leagues (with a 13 lb. ball!).

She is preceded in death by her husband, Roger Miller, and daughter, Frances Barnes. She is survived by her children: John Miller of Lenexa, Barbara Hughs of Indianapolis, Ind., and Richard Miller of Overland Park; grandchildren: Karl Barnes, Michele Ferrette, Duke Barnes, Brett Barnes, Gaye Leigh McKain, Michael Hughs, Douglas Hughs, David Wasby, Christine Westwater, Matthew Miller and Katherine Miller; seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

A visitation was held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. A funeral service was held 10 a.m. Monday also at the funeral home.