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In Memoriam, March - April 2020

Vol. 76, No. 2 / March - April 2020


The Journal of The Missouri Bar publishes items in the "In Memoriam" section as they are received. To honor the lives and achievements of deceased members, The Missouri Bar solicits additional information about these men and women from family members or printed obituaries. When that information is not provided or is otherwise unavailable, the Journal will print only the deceased’s name, city of residence, and date of death.

Karen Iverson Bartlett, age 73, of Kansas City, on Sept. 6, 2019. Bartlett began her legal career with the Missouri Attorney General’s office, where she rose to assistant attorney general and regularly argued cases before the Supreme Court of Missouri. She later joined the firm now known as Lathrop Gage and became the first female law partner in the firm’s history.

Edward M. Berg, age 75, of Independence, Kentucky, on Jan. 24, 2020. Berg joined The Missouri Bar in 1973.

Allen Spencer Boston, age 78, of St. Louis, on Feb. 28, 2020. Boston concentrated in commercial litigation and spent nearly 40 years as a lawyer for Lewis Rice. He subsequently spent three years as general counsel for the St. Louis Public Schools. Boston served in the U.S. Navy.

Hon. Richard W. Dahms, age 87, of Country Club, on April 9, 2019. His many years in law practice included serving as assistant attorney general of Missouri, assistant city counselor of St. Joseph, assistant prosecuting attorney of Buchanan County, judge of the Buchanan County Probate Court, and public defender of the 5th Judicial Circuit.

Jasper N. Edmundson, age 77, of Poplar Bluff, on Jan. 3, 2020. Edmundson earned his law degree from Washington University School of Law and practiced in Poplar Bluff for 50 years.

Donald Keith Gerard, age 83, of Lake Ozark, on Feb. 22, 2020. Gerard earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 1964. He served clients as a lawyer and was previously a municipal court judge in the City of Ladue.

Joe W. Grossenheider, age 97, of Springfield, on Feb. 10, 2020. After serving as a U.S. Navy carrier pilot in World War II, Grossenheider graduated from Duke Law School and established a firm in Lebanon. He practiced law there for 25 years, during which he served as prosecuting attorney and on The Missouri Bar’s Board of Governors.

MaryAnne Harrison, age 87, of Lake Lotawana, on Jan. 28, 2020. Harrison graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1957 and was in private practice in Independence. She also served an assistant prosecuting attorney in Kansas City.

Elizabeth Jepson, age 36, of Amarillo, Texas, on Jan. 31, 2020. Jepson graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law and most recently practiced with Brown & Fortunato, P.C.

Gerald Johnson, age 85, of Cape Girardeau, on Jan. 21, 2020. Johnson joined The Missouri Bar in 1959.

Thomas T. Keating, age 88, of Sedalia, on Feb. 15, 2020. Keating graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law and practiced for 50 years, including at the Durley & Keating Law Firm. Keating was a Missouri state representative and served in the U.S. Army.

Gary M. Kelley, age 82, of Lenexa, Kansas, on Jan. 8, 2020. Kelley joined The Missouri Bar in 1971.

Albert C. Lowes, age 87, of Jackson, on Dec. 9, 2019. Lowes served in the U.S. Marine Corps and later graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law. Lowes was in private practice with the law firm of Robert M. Buerkle and later Lowes & Drusch.

James “Jimmy” Solow Margolin, age 72, of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, on Jan. 8, 2020. Margolin earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas and practiced in the Kansas City area with Margolin & Kirwan Law Firm and later the Margolin Law Firm.

Joseph R. Meives, age 72, of St. Louis, on Jan. 20, 2020. Meives joined The Missouri Bar in 1973 and retired from Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. in 2016.

Richard P. Moore, age 86, of Ballwin, on Jan. 15, 2020. After obtaining his law degree, Moore served in the U.S. Army before returning to St. Louis and serving in both private and public legal roles throughout his career.

Ronald Myers, age 71, of Springfield, on Feb. 11, 2020. Myers graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law and joined The Missouri Bar in 1974.

Kimberly McDermott Wulkopf, age 42, of St. Louis, on March 3, 2019. She graduated from the Saint Louis University School of Law and was a partner in the law firm of Lewis Rice.

Arthur K. Rehm, age 96, of Lake Saint Louis, on Feb. 23, 2020. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he attended Washington University School of Law and later practiced law in Clayton.

Daniel E. Singer, age 82, of St. Louis, on April 22, 2019. Singer served in the U.S. Army and graduated from law school at the University of Michigan. He was in private practice and later served as a bank trust officer.

Marshall L. Small, age 92, of San Francisco, California, on Dec. 8, 2019. Small served in the Merchant Marines during and immediately following World War II. He graduated first in his law school class at Stanford University before clerking for U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. He then served in the office of the judge advocate general during the Korean War. In 1954, Small joined the law firm now known as Morrison & Foerster, LLP, and remained there for his career.

Tyrone Alphonso Taborn, age 72, of St. Louis, on Feb. 28, 2020. Taborn was a former city counselor for the City of St. Louis and worked with the collector of revenue. He joined The Missouri Bar in 1989.