Alma Northway

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Alma Eileen Northway, 90, of Jefferson City, died Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center. She was born June 17, 1919, in Boone County, Mo., the daughter of the late Charles Dorsey and Gertrude Beatrice Coonce Shelnutt. She was married February 28, 1938, in Columbia, Mo., to William Gaius Northway who died on December 11, 1999. A homemaker for most of her life, Mrs. Northway was employed for a number of years as a clerk with the Department of Revenue. A member of First Baptist Church, she greatly enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, needlework, reading, and traveling, but most especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include three children, Charles (Linda) Northway, Pat Northway Miller, and Bill (Rhoda) Northway, all of Jefferson City; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bill (Velma) Shelnutt, Jefferson City. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Paul W. Miller. Funeral services will be 10 a.m.n Friday, January 15, 2010, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with Dr. Doyle Sager officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, January 14, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at

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