Goodrich, Thelma quillian
An accomplished artist, musician, script writer and photographer, Thelma Quillian
was born into a Methodist parsonage in Sandersville, Georgia on March 30, 1917.
She attended Shorter College and Southern Methodist University, graduating from
the latter in 1938. On June 5, 1939, she married Robert E. Goodrich, Jr. Bishop
Goodrich was elected to the episcopacy in 1972 and served the Missouri Area from
1972 to 1980.
Eleanor C. Aubuchon died December 26, 2008 in Dexter, Missouri. Eleanor was
born December 23, 1917 in Bronaugh, Missouri. On May 24, 1942, in Herculaneum,
she married Sterling R. Aubuchon, who preceded her in death on August 5, 1987.
Eleanor supported his ministry while living in Desloge, Williamsville, Bloomfield,
Malden and Cape Girardeau before moving to Dexter. She was a retired school
teacher and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Malden.
Jane L. Harris Blackard died August 17, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada after battling
cancer for several years. She was born April 27, 1922. On June 29, 1941 she married
William L. Blackard, a former elder in the Missouri East Conference, who died June
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Beatrice Dillon Bowers was born November 28, 1928 and died November 8, 2008.
On October 1, 1938, she married Herman E. Bowers who served charges in the Mis-
souri West Conference for over 30 years. Herman died September 10, 1995.
bullock, Sharon “Sherry”
Sharon Ann Bullock died July 3, 2008 in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Sherry was born August 29, 1948 at Normandy, Missouri. On
October 19, 1968, in St. Louis County, she was married to Rev.
Robert “Bob” Bullock. Sherry graduated from Hazelwood High
School and Central Methodist College. She studied English and
history in Durham, England, during the summer of 1968 and
earned a master’s degree from Southern Methodist University. She supported Bob’s
ministries through her many activities in the congregations including teaching
Sunday School, singing in the choir and membership in United Methodist Women.
Most recently, she had done substitute teaching. She was a needlework crafter and
loved flower gardening.
Lilla Mills Cunningham died April 22, 2009. She was born in a Mississippi jail No-
vember 25, 1916. Her father was the sheriff. Called to the ministry of Jesus Christ,
she trained as a Christian educator. She served as the Director of Religious Educa-
tion at First Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. Later she joined the staff of the
National Council of Churches in New York City then went on to Nashville’s Scarritt
College where she was on the staff of the Woman’s Division of Global Ministries.
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