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David Lee Bolten, 76, of Russellville, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born September 17, 1934, in Jefferson City, Missouri, the son of Edward H. and Ruth E. (Reid) Bolten. David married Carolyn Branson Woods on September 19, 1986. She preceded him in death February 14, 2003. He graduated from St. Peter's High School in Jefferson City in 1952. He began his career by working with his father at Southside Conoco, then moved onto various car agencies before settling into a long association with Lincoln/Mercury/Ford in the parts department. His passion was working with cars, making them sparkle, and traveling to various places with them. He is survived by his children, Lindel Bolten, Keith Bolten (Linda) Carol Clark (Mike), all of Jefferson City and Paula Karl (Tom) of Farmington; his daughter, Michelle Bolten of Kansas City and stepchildren, Rick Ponder (Debbie), Rodney Ponder (Sheila), Becky Ponder and Renae Ponder, all of Jefferson City; his son, David Nichols (Miriam) and stepson, Donald Woods (Brenda), all of Ashland; sisters, Susan Kuntz (Rich) of San Diego, California and Norma Boes (Bill) of Jefferson City; 18 grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Ruth Bolten. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 11, at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Russellville, with Rev. Dinzel Webb officiating. Interment will be in the Enloe Cemetery west of Russellville. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. www.scrivner-morrow.com
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