Dr. Shirley Ann Noah Chase

Columbus - Shirley Ann Noah Chase, died Saturday, August 4, 2018 at The Forum at Knightsbridge in Columbus in Columbus, Ohio.

Shirley leaves her daughter, Cheri L. Brewer; and her sons, Stephen P. Chase, Christopher D. Chase, and Charles T. Chase; and her brother, Charles W. Noah. 

Born and raised in Chillicothe, Missouri, the daughter of Charles and Ola Noah, Shirley spent her childhood on the family farm. As a young woman, she attended the University of Missouri where she obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She then earned her doctorate in home economics/vocational education at The Ohio State University.

In Missouri, Shirley was home economics supervisor at the University Laboratory School and taught in the public schools. Early in her career, she served as a project associate at the Center for Vocational Education and a supervisor of student teachers at Ohio State. Shirley was Director of Home Economics Career Placement and Assistant to the Director, School of Home Economics, at Ohio State from 1974 to 1978. From 1978 to 1989, she was a research specialist, Information Systems Division, with the National Center for Research in Vocational Education at Ohio State University.  She was also coordinator of the Vocational Education Curriculum Material Database for the National Center Clearinghouse. From 1991 until 1998, Shirley served as executive secretary for Phi Upsilon Omicron, The National Honor Society in Family and Consumer Sciences.

Shirley remained quite active after retirement. She operated her own small business and was quite active in OSURA – the Ohio state University Retirees’ Association. There she served as vice-chair of the Communications Committee, chair of the Endowment Committee and Member-at-Large to the Executive Board. Throughout the years, she continued to be an active member of Mortar Board, where she briefly worked during the early 90s.

Through Phi U, in an effort to share her love of education with others, she created the Shirley Noah Chase Award, a scholarship. Shirley dedicated the award to her parents, who encouraged and supported her in continuing her education.

Shirley had a contagious love for the Ohio State Buckeyes. She delighted others with her quirky style and fun wardrobe, often Buckeye themed and scarlet and gray in color. Her home, an enchantment of Buckeye paraphernalia gathered over decades from yard sales and thrift stores, always entertained and amused guests. Shirley was great fun and devoted to her many friends who looked forward each year to her Groundhog Day party.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday August 7, 2018 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chillicothe, Missouri.

A memorial service in memory of Shirley will be held on Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 1:00 P.M., Worthington Presbyterian Church, 600 High St, Worthington, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shirley Noah Chase Award scholarship fund at Phi Upsilon Omicron Education Foundation, National Honor Society in Family and Consumer Sciences, National Office, P.O. Box 50970, Bowling Green, KY 42102-4270.

Arrangements are under the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.


Terry Lynn. Cowsert, 70, of Braymer, died Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Kansas University Medical Center.

Terry was born on May 24, 1948 in Braymer the son of Ervin Lee and LeVona Faye (Beam) Cowsert.  He was united in marriage to Dianne Hatfield of Braymer on March 18, 1966; she survives of the home.

Additional survivors include: three sons and two daughters-in-law, Rodney and his wife Diana of Norborne, Ryan and his wife Glenda of Braymer and Reggie of Norborne; 2 grandchildren, Lee Cowsert and Jennifer Cowsert; and one sister Janet Carnahan of Warsaw; and his many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Terry was a 1966 graduate from the Stet High School.  He lived most of his life in the Regal community south of Braymer.  Terry farmed and showed livestock for years in the area.  Terry was a fixture at Orscheln’s in Richmond where he worked for 30 years.  He was a big supporter of area youth sports and followed all the teams.  He was a member of the Church of Christ in Braymer and had served on the Stet School Board.

The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Quail Forever they can be dropped off or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 East Main - P. O. Box 190, Richmond, 64085

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.  Visitation will be from noon on Saturday until service time at the funeral home.  Burial will follow services in Evergreen Cemetery at Braymer.  On line condolences may be left to the family atwww.thurmanfuneralhome.com.

Niram Franklin “Frank” Williams

Niram Franklin “Frank” Williams, age 67, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Indian Hills – A Stonebridge Community, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are pending under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Dr. William Leonard Fair, M.D

Dr. William Leonard Fair, M.D., age 93, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at his residence. 

Funeral services will be held at the United Methodist Church, Chillicothe, Missouri, onThursday, August 9, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. There is no scheduled visitation. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. William Leonard Fair Scholarship Fund, which was created to assist a promising Chillicothe high school student with an interest in medicine to start their college career each year, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.