COLUMBIA, Mo. – Making the best better for generations of Missouri 4-H’ers, 53 4-H luminaries joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame, Aug. 18 at the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia. Inductees from 43 counties established a legacy totaling 1,625 years of service to 4-H. Family members and friends attended the sixth annual event.

“This celebration acknowledges the contributions of distinguished 4-H leaders—past and present,” said Missouri 4-H Foundation Chair Nelda Godfrey.

The Missouri 4-H Foundation recognizes individuals who have created a legacy of service to 4-H by honoring them with membership in the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame.

“These leaders have made exceptional contributions to the lives of Missouri 4-H members,” said Missouri 4-H Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Reams.

2012 inductees and counties:

Lyle Houts, Atchison County

Barbara Stewart, Barry

Bill and Sheri Keltner, Barton

The late Walter Hearting, Bates

Barb Oakley, Boone

Linda Vey, Buchanan

Linda McElwee, Caldwell

Glenn Coleman, Cass

Beverly Hasner, Clark

Margaret Bray, Clinton

The late Clarence and Evelyn Loesch, Cole

Patricia Campbell, Cooper

John Saunders, DeKalb

Maryellen Davis, Franklin

Paula E. Sager, Gentry

Leonard and Esther Hackman, Howard

The late Gary Fletcher, Jackson

Richard and Joyce Dawson, Jasper

Marte M. Carter, Johnson

Gary and Billie Schuette, Lafayette

Ronnie and Janet Adams, Lawrence

Fleer Feeds, Lewis

Diane Suchland, Lincoln

Darla Snyder, Linn

Jim Donoho, Livingston

Roylynn Rowe, Macon

Kenny and Janet Lovelace, Marion

Diane Cole, Moniteau

The late Jacquie Stuart, Monroe

Jo Ann Hill, Osage

Teresa and the late Anthony Simon, Pettis

Deidre Martin, Pike

Sandra Ross, Putnam

Ruth Calcaterra, Ralls

Sam and Ethel Messer, Randolph

The late Faye Melson, Ripley

Pat Werneke, Saline

Bruce and Linda Jackson, Schuyler

Bruce Childress, Scotland

Marilyn Simpson, Shelby

Delbert Burrow, St. Clair

The late John Brehmer, Stoddard

Wayne Chazelle, Washington

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