54 to be inducted into Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame including several from north Missouri

4-H Hall of Fame

Fifty-four Missourians will be inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center on the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia.

The Missouri 4-H Foundation annually recognizes the work of 4-H friends and volunteers through its recognition and awards program, said Rachel Augustine, associate director of development of University of Missouri Extension’s 4-H Foundation.

“Individuals who have created exceptional legacies of service and dedication to 4-H are recognized and honored with membership in the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame,” Augustine said.

County 4-H councils nominate individuals with at least 20 years of volunteer service to Missouri 4-H.

This year’s inductees and their counties include:

  • Shirley Aufdenberg, Cape Girardeau County.
  • Jeanette Bahrenburg, Benton County.
  • Kimberly Bell, Lafayette County.
  • Bob Cary, Lewis County.
  • Loeda Chapman*, Lawrence County.
  • Oleta Cone, Johnson County.
  • Delmer Croka, Saline County.
  • Herbert* and Umbra Duffy, Callaway County.
  • Janie Durbin, Putnam County.
  • John Farrington, Macon County.
  • Jack Fry, Clark County.
  • Philip and Lori Gerke, Pettis County.
  • Jackie Gray, Gasconade County.
  • Ronda Groebe, Clinton County.
  • Ronnie and Carolee Hall, Linn County.
  • Dorothy Keence, Franklin County.
  • Ken Keesaman, DeKalb County.
  • Mary Lou Kurtz, Cape Girardeau County.
  • Sandra Leathers, Randolph County.
  • Sonny and Kathy Lee, Marion County.
  • LeeRoy and Mary Martens, Ray County.
  • Berniece Martin, St. Clair County.
  • Mike and Heather Moreland, Cass County.
  • Byron Morrison, Greene County.
  • Carol Norman, Cooper County.
  • Laura Pummill, Saline County.
  • Selinda Ramsey, Jackson County.
  • Jeanna Rutter, Shelby County.
  • Randy and Dolores Sayre, Schuyler County.
  • Arlen and Kay Schwinke Family, Osage County.
  • Eldore and Roberta Schwinke Family, Osage County.
  • Kari Shramek, Lincoln County.
  • Dorothy Silvey, Caldwell County.
  • Gary and Sondra Smith, Barton County.
  • Bessie Thomas, Henry County.
  • Eleanor Thompson, Harrison County.
  • Betty Vahle*, Warren County.
  • Larry Wiggins, DVM, Scotland County.
  • Dwain and Linda Wilkerson, Monroe County.
  • Bobette and Warren Wilson, Audrain County.
  • Cindy Woodhurst, Ralls County.
  • Jackie Woodworth, Livingston County.
  • Charles and Debbie Youngblood, Jasper County.

* Indicates posthumous award.

About the Missouri 4-H Foundation

For more than 65 years, the Missouri 4-H Foundation has been the resource development partner of the MU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, providing program funds, community service grants, higher education scholarships and volunteer recognition. MU Extension 4-H is a community of nearly 270,000 youth from across Missouri learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.