August 2, 2007

(3/5/1910 7/28/2007)

Minnie Pauline Cone, 97, of Columbia, MO, formerly of Memphis, MO, passed away July 28, 2007, at the Bluffs Retirement Center in Columbia, MO.

The daughter of John H. and Nancy Elizabeth Myers Ahlrichs, she was born on March 5, 1910 in Scotland County, MO.

She married Connie W. Cone on July 5,1939 and to this union three daughters were born, Joanne, Kay and Jeanie.

Minnie and husband, Connie, farmed for many years in Scotland County. They retired to Kirksville, MO, where they lived until Connies death in 1968. She then moved to Columbia, MO, to be near family. She loved to quilt, volunteered to play cards and games with her family and friends and do many crafts.

She is survived by her three daughters, Joanne (Richard) Adams of Columbia, MO, Kay Severson (Phil) Decker of Clear Lake Shores, TX, and Jeanie (Denny) Atteberry of St. Peters, MO; five grandchildren, Ryan (Donna) Adams and Kurt Adams of Columbia, MO, Geni Severson of Florissant, MO, Eric (Lori) Severson of Houston, TX, and Dru Atteberry of St. Peters, MO; four grandchildren, Kendahl and Kahleh Adams of Columbia, MO, and Morgan and Paige Severson of Houston, TX, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Minnie is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Connie, and four sisters, Edna Eller, Edith Goldstein, Mary Briggs, and Ann Tuman.

Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Memphis or organization of the donors choice and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 1:00 p.m., the Payne Funeral Chapel, Memphis, MO, with Pastor Dan Hite officiating. Pallbearers will be Ryan Adams, Kurt Adams, Eric Severson, Dru Atteberry, Gary Briggs, and Richard Briggs. Interment will be in the Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, MO. Visitation will be from noon until time of service Wednesday in the chapel. Arrangements are being handled by the Payne Funeral Chapel, Memphis, MO.

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