Arnold W. Brady, 1914-2003, Boonville

Arnold W. Brady, 89, of Boonville, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, in Columbia.

He was born Aug. 17, 1914, in Wooldridge, a son of Atlas and Martha Elizabeth Friedrich Brady.

Mr. Brady attended Highland School and Dunkles Business College. He graduated from Repert Auctioneer School in Decatur, Ind., in 1936. He was a lifelong resident of Cooper County. He was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge and the Missouri Senate 90th General Assembly. He was a Christian and attended Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He dedicated his land to the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association, now known as the Brady Showgrounds, on Sept. 7, 2000.

Surviving are a niece, Dorothy Hunt, of Sedalia; and four great-nieces, Debra Williams, of Blue Springs, Lisa Middlebrooks, of Springfield, Stacey Dexter, of Columbia and Marcey Caldwell, of Boonville.

He was predeceased by a sister, Otho Mae Rowland; and a nephew, Donald Rowland.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at William Wood Funeral Home in Boonville, with the Rev. Dan Faust officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.