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OBITUARIES COURTESY OF "THE COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE"

John Brown's wife, Class of 1962,  passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017, in Columbia.

Rachel Taylor's husband, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

Jermoe Mathis' mother, passed peacefully away Monday, August 21, 2017.

Marcella Blueitt's brother
,  passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2016 at University of Missouri Hospital.

Donna Wayland
,  passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Carl Scott's mother
, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017 at South Hampton Place in Columbia.

Jack Wonneman's brother
,  passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Parkview Care Center in Fairfield, Iowa.

Libby McCluskey's mother
, a 1940 Kewpie, died on Feb. 15, 2017 in Tucson, Ariz.

Dale Bittle's step-mother
, 90, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at Parkside Manor in Columbia.

David Poe, passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Boone Hospital.

Jean Ellen Pace's husband, passed away January 2, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.

John Cunningham's sister, Linda a 1964 Kewpie, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, at her home in Columbia.

Jackie LaHue's brother
, Tom a 1972 Kewpie, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Boone Hospital Center.

Jimmie Allen Daly, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

Barbara Jean “Bobbi” Everitt, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Randy Hagan's mother
, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Boone Hospital Center.

Bill Trumbower,  passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 at Boone Hospital Center.

Judy Thomas' mother, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Our deceased classmate
John Windsor's father passed away December 30, 2015.

Dennis Maynard McGreer, died at home in Bloomington, Indiana, December 9, 2015.

Carolyne Sue McIlvain, died Sunday, September 6, 2015 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Henry A. Doenges
, passed away July 22, 2015, at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas.

Spring Jenkins' father, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015.

Our deceased classmate, Greg Hourigan's son, Trevor passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015.


Patty Rimmer's mother, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Mexico, Missouri.

Martha Shrout's father , died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.

Our deceased classmate, Phillip Robinson's mother, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Corner Brook Place in Kansas City, Missouri.


Spring Jenkins' husband, passed away at home on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.

Vicki Vaught's mother
, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Columbia.

Jewell Bledsoe, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Columbia.

Marcella Blueitt's husband, Walter Lige, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.

Mike Huddleston's mother, 89, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

J. T. "Jay" Barnes' father, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Wichita, Kansas.

Rodney Ayers' mother, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at her home in Williams, Arizona.

Alice Rouse's brother, Class of 1959, passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

Mannon Burks' mother
, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Columbia.

Earle Breedlove's brother
, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at his home in Columbia.

Kary Lilburn Kabler, died Friday, July 4, 2014.

Bill Ballew's wife,
passed away Friday, June 13, 2014 with her family at her side.

Johnny Washington, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his home in Columbia.

Sara Jane Hunt, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Carolyn Barr's father, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 23, 2014, with his wife by his side.

Eddie Hutchison's sister,  passed away March 3, 2014, at home in Independence, Missouri.

Bud Lewis's mother, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Marilyn Short's father, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014,  at Lenoir Woods Home, in Columbia.

Our deceased classmate Pat Andrews' mother, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Columbia Manor.

Libby McCluskey's father, a 1937 Kewpie, died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

Frank Gardner's mother, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Lexington Square Care Center in Keokuk, Iowa.

Jimmie Daly's father, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.

Chris Odor's mother, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Boone Hospital.

James "Jim" B. Jones,  passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Mapleton, Illinois.

Mike Carey's brother, passed away the evening of Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Harlingen, Texas.

Sherry Bush, passed away  Saturday, August 17, 2013.

Jeff Beasley's wife,  died Thursday, August 8, 2013.

Norma Whitmarsh's sister, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at University Hospital.

Ken Geel's mother, passed away the morning of Thursday, May 30, 2013, at The Bluffs in Columbia.

Mary Lynn Knight's daughter, died at 4 p.m. April 29, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System in Lima, Ohio.

Bill Sheet's sister, Class of 1952, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at Parkside Manor.

Marvin K. Kinney, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

Vicki Vaught's father, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013.

Jerry Brumfield's brother, died on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Advocate Bromenn Hospital in Normal, IL.

Betty Gayle Smith's mother, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at her home in Columbia.

Janet Ausherman's father
, died Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Tiger Place in Columbia.

Barry Vanlandingham's brother, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida.

Dianne Buckler's mother
, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Ashland Villa Assisted Living.

Glenda Crane's mother
, passed away Jan. 22, 2013, at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital.

Spring Jenkins' mother
, passed away at her home in Columbia on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

Sandy Nelson, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at University Hospital.

Jan Jouret's mother
, peacefully passed from this life on Nov. 14, 2012.

Mark & Libby Oldham's son, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.

Sherry Quisenberry's mother, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.

Caryl Wood's mother, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.

Greg Hourigan's widow, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 in Columbia.

David Sapp's wife, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at her home in Columbia.

Norma Brown's husband, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in Texas.

Barbara Gerau's husband, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at his home in Centralia.

Bobbi Hunt's son, passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.

Sandy Smith's father
, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012.

John Douglas's brother
, died unexpectedly on May 6, 2012, in Mexico Missouri.

Our deceased classmate, Ronnie Roth's mother, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at her home in Columbia.

Diane Dugan's father, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.


Molly Malone's brother, died March 3, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

Walter Burnett's sister, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

J. T. Barnes's mother, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012, in Andover, Kansas.


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Published Friday, January 13, 2012

Mae Barnes, 95, a longtime Columbia resident, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Andover, Kan.

A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Peace Lutheran Church, located at 405 W. 21st St. in Andover.

Funeral services in Columbia will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Memorial Funeral Home. There will be a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home. Due to the expected cold weather, a committal ceremony in lieu of graveside services will be held immediately following in Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

Mae was born in Clarksville, Iowa, Dec. 14, 1916, to Roy and Laura Louise Conn Doty. On Jan.16, 1943, she married John T. Barnes Jr., in Little Rock, Ark., and he survives.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by her two sons, John T. “Jay” Barnes III (Shirley) of Wichita, Kan., and Robert Gene “Bob” Barnes (Susan) of Fair Grove; two grandchildren, Jason Lee Barnes (Rachel) of Springfield and Shanyn Mae Barton (Travis) of Fair Grove; and two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Kailynn Barton of Fair Grove.

Mae was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.

Memorial donations in Mae’s name are encouraged by the family for the charity of your choice.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Monday, January 16, 2012

Betty Jean Burnett Landreth, 71, of Columbia passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Grandview Baptist Church in Centralia, with visitation an hour before the service. Burial will follow at Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was born July 31, 1940, in Columbia to Paul and Anna McKenzie Burnett.

Betty is survived by her loving husband, Tom Landreth; her siblings, Walter Burnett (Peggy), Judy Denton, Roy Burnett (Linda), Marilyn Wyatt, Lonnie Burnett (Dorothy) and Connie Mauller (Harold); her children, Francis Walters, Billy Walters, Tommy Walters, Linda Hendren, Ronnie Walters (Chris), Larry Walters (Julie), Gary Walters (Kim), Lois Dampier (Tom), Bettie Dale (Lawrence), Thomas Plaster, Richard Walters, Sandra Taylor, Sandi Landreth (Kelvin), Linda Landreth (Freddie); 98 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends she adopted as family.

Betty is preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Walters; her children Mary Walters, Eddie Walters, Loy Alan and John Hartley; and her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grandview Baptist Church or its cemetery, 8300 N. Route Z, Centralia, Mo., 65240.

Online condolences can be left at
www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Saturday, March 10, 2012
Sikeston Standard Democrat

SIKESTON -- William Bridges Malone III, 69, died March 3, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Nov. 1, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, to the late William Bridges and Marie Rigdon Malone Jr., he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and was of the Catholic belief.

Survivors include: one sister, Mary Quaid Malone of Sikeston; and one aunt, Margaret Rigdon of Dayton, Ohio.

No services are scheduled.

Nunnelee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.nunneleefuneralchapel.com.


Published Friday, April 20, 2012

Donald W. Dugan, 90, of Columbia passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 1600 Hitt St.

He was born Aug. 21, 1921, to Tom and Edith Dugan in Winchester, Ill. He attended the University of Illinois.

He served 3½ years in the Army during World War II in various places, including the European Theater, and held the rank of first lieutenant and served an additional six months in the Korean War.

In 1943, he married Mary Butterfield in Elmhurst, Ill., with whom he shared his life until the time of his passing.

Together, they raised five children and stayed actively involved in the lives of their children, 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Most of his business career was in the insurance industry, including 34 years in management roles with State Farm Insurance Cos. and, during the last 14 years of his career, as regional vice president.

He was involved in numerous industry and community organizations. He was a member of Missouri United Methodist Church; First Presbyterian Church; Columbia Church; the Columbia Chamber of Commerce; United Way; Boone County Community Services Counsel; Little Dixie Kiwanis Club; the American Legion; the Round Table; Country Club of Missouri; and the Quarterback Club. He also enjoyed meeting with two retiree groups.

He is survived by daughters Diane (Alan) Fugit of Florida, Jeannie (David) Edmondson of Bloomington, Ill., and Nancy (Rich) Becker of Prairie Village, Kan.; son Robert (Kim) Dugan of Fort Worth, Texas; and daughter-in-law Penny Dugan of Wichita, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Patricia MacLellan; and a son, Thomas "Ted" Dugan of Belleville, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Donald W. Dugan Scholarship at University of Missouri, Robert J. Trulaske School of Business, 110 Cornell Hall, Columbia, Mo., 65211.

Online condolences may be left at www.heart landcremation.com.  


Published Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Gladys P. Roth, 98, of Columbia passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at her home.

A visitation to celebrate her life will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Parker Funeral Service. Graveside services will follow at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Columbia Cemetery.

She was a longtime member of First Christian Church, and graveside services will be presided over by the Rev. Jimmy Spear.

Gladys was born Sept. 15, 1913, to E. Claude and Opal Palmer on a farm north of the city. She lived in Columbia all her life.

She married George Roth on Dec. 22, 1935. She lived a long, fulfilling and productive life in Columbia. She was appointed deputy recorder of deeds for Boone County in 1943. She went on to join her husband in real estate in Columbia and spent the next 50 years as a real estate broker. She earned many accolades in real estate over the years and was an exceptional and avid businesswoman. She continued to be involved in the business until she was 90 years old.

Gladys was a very active member of the community, including the King's Daughters and The Daughters of the American Revolution. Her passion was bridge, and she was a fierce competitor. She was a kind, fair and generous person in her business and personal life, and she used her gifts wisely. She spent her remaining years enjoying and bringing joy to all who knew her.

She is survived by three children, Carolyn Boucher of St. Louis, Vicki Connelly of Kansas City and Dudley Roth of Columbia; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Roth; and a son, George Ronald Roth.

Gladys' family would like to thank all those who looked after her care in the last years of her life and especially thank the wonderful nurses and all at Boone Hospital Hospice for allowing us to keep her with us at the home she loved.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Boone Hospital Hospice, 601 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Online condolences may be left at
www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published by Arnold Funeral Home May 8, 2012

Darriel E. Douglas
(October 11, 1948 - May 6, 2012)
Darriel Edward Douglas was born in Columbia, MO on October 11, 1948 and died unexpectedly on May 6, 2012, in Mexico MO.
A visitation will be held at Arnold Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Terry Kukuk officiating. Inurnment will immediately follow in the First Presbyterian Church Columbarium.

Darriel is survived by his wife of 41 years, Janice Arlene Rimmer Douglas; his daughter Nikol Douglas Terrill of Prairie Village, KS, son-in-law Adam and grandchildren Brooklyn and Price; and his son Brett Douglas of Costa Mesa, CA. He also is survived by his mother, Lois Dean Douglas; his brothers Ken (Ruby) Douglas, John (Sally Bokal) Douglas and Denny (Sherry) Douglas; his mother-in-law Irene Rimmer; and sister-in-law Patty (John) Evans. He is preceded in death by his father George Louis Douglas.

Darriel graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia MO in 1966, and earned an Associate of General Education from Crowder College, followed by three degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia: Bachelor of Science of Education in 1970; Masters of Education in 1977; and Educational Specialist in 1989.

After completion of his bachelor’s degree in August 1970, Darriel and his new wife Janice moved to Mexico. Janice drove the packed Volkswagen convertible and Darriel rode his 650 Triumph motorcycle. The original plan was to teach in Mexico only long enough to get back to their hometown of Columbia MO. Thirty-four years later, Darriel retired from Mexico High School- the same place where he student taught and his career in education began.

During his time at Mexico High School, Darriel was a teacher, chairman of the English department, head varsity track coach, assistant principal and principal. On most days at Mexico High, Darriel felt as though he had the best job in the whole world. He was the kind of educator a kid wanted to work hard for. He believed you were better than you were and convinced you of the same. He was often heard saying “Mexico High is one of the best comprehensive high schools in Missouri,” and he believed it!

Darriel was a loyal friend and a dedicated husband and father. He assumed the best in everyone. He was a very hopeful and optimistic person and made a difference in countless lives and generations of Mexico families.

He was a long time member and officer of the Mexico Optimist Club and the First Presbyterian Church. Darriel was Chairman of the Audrain Developmental Disabilities Services Board of Directors and a former member of the Mexico Jaycees. Darriel loved to hunt with his beloved friends.

Significant professional and personal honors include: scholarship to be editor of college newspaper; Fellowship to Missouri Writing Project I and Project III; Vice-President and President of Mexico Community Teachers’ Association; first teacher to receive the Employee of the Month at Mexico High School; Secretary of Missouri Association of Teachers of English; Northeast District Teachers’ Association Nominating Committee; President, Vice-President, Secretary for MOMEX Area Principals Association; Secretary to Northeast District Principals’ Association; MASSP Dual Credit Committee which met with the Coordinating Board of High Education; selected Consummate Professional by the MASSP; published poet; Chairman of the Board of Audrain Developmental Disability Services; 2004 Honorary Graduate of Mexico Senior High School and Pioneer in Education recipient from the Mexico Public Schools.

Honorary pallbearers include Ronnie Gipson, Barry Hacker, Gary Keith, Jim Kropf, Roy Moeller, Marty Hildebrand, Russell Runge, Jim Stubblefield, Glenn Wheeler and David Wilkinson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Mexico Booster Club for the track program, Mexico Optimist Club, Audrain Developmental Disabilities Services, First Presbyterian Church or the organization of your choice.


Published Saturday, May 19, 2012

Robert Earl Smith, 85, of Columbia passed away Friday, May 18, 2012.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Parker Funeral Service, with Pastor Mark Butrum officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Robert was born June 10, 1926, in Boone County to George Lee and Nannie Roberts Smith. He married Mary Lou Martin on June 29, 1944, and she survives.

Robert served as an M.P. with the U.S. Army. He worked for the Columbia Fire Department for 30 years, retiring in 1982 as lieutenant. He was very active in dirt track racing in Central Missouri during the 1950s.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Smith of Columbia; a son, Robert E. Smith Jr. and wife Shannon of Columbia; a daughter, Sandra Thornhill and husband Jerry of Barrington, Ill.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters.

Memorials may be given to Rocky Fork Fellowship, 555 N. Route B, Hallsville, Mo., 65255.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Thursday, August 16, 2012

Brian Dale Cook, 44, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.

A casual celebration of life (no suits, no ties) will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Memorial Funeral Home, with entombment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Brian was born Feb. 5, 1968, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Bobbi J. (Hunt) and Dale G. Cook.

Brian loved Steelers football. He was a fan of technology and was one of only 120 certified ethical hackers worldwide. He used his work to protect clients from computer hacking.

He was the dear son of Bobbi Everitt (Chuck) of Columbia and Dale Cook (Phyllis) of Glendale, Ariz.; stepbrother of Kevin Cook (Michelle) of Glendale, Ariz.; uncle of Brandon Cook and Marissa Cook of Glendale, Ariz.; nephew of Kenny Cook of Columbia, Lyle Cook of Arizona, Donna Knottingham and Gary Cook.

He also is survived by step-siblings Todd Everitt (Paulette) of Columbia and Marcia Spruytte (Phillip) of Lenexa, Kan. Brian will be missed by many caring friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl and Louise Hunt.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Columbia Youth Football League Memorial Fund, P.O. Box No. 7052, Columbia, Mo., 65205.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, September 9, 2012

Wayne Eugene Loch, 73, of Centralia passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at his home.


The family will greet friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Hallsville United Methodist Church, and a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.


Wayne was born on Feb. 24, 1939, to the late Paul Newton and Lita (Bearden) Loch in Maryville.


He was a professor of equine science at the University of Missouri for 35 years and was an avid team roper.


Wayne is survived by his wife, Barbara (Gerau) Loch, of the home; his two daughters, Jennifer Ann Loch-Manczuk and her husband, Mikel, of Napoleon and Sarah Beth Loch and her boyfriend, Stacy Kaiser, of Centralia; four grandchildren, Emily, Grant, Molly and Drew Manczuk of Napoleon; his sister, Pat Thomson of Raytown; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Audrey Gerau of Columbia; his aunt and uncle, Gene and Marian Loch of Maryville; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Wayne also is preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Harold Thomson.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the ALS Association, Keith Worthington Chapter, 6950 Squibb Road, Suite 210, Mission, Kan., 66202, or Hallsville United Methodist Church, 11700 Route B., Hallsville, Mo., 65255.


Condolences may be left online at www.heartlandcremation.com.


Published Sunday, September 16, 2012

Calvin Lemans Hawkins, 69, a retired U.S. Army sergeant and retired letter carrier for Columbia, fulfilled his duty, and was summoned home by the commanding officer on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in Texas.

Services were held in Texas.

He was born June 17, 1943, in Florida to Ernest and Sarah Hawkins.

He married Norma Hawkins on May 26, 1973, in Columbia.

Survivors include his loving wife, Norma Hawkins of Texas; daughter, Aisha Washington and husband Larry Jr. of Texas; nine siblings of Florida; four grandchildren of Texas; and a special aunt, Eliza Mathis of Florida.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Homeless Veterans Services of Dallas Inc., 4900 S. Lancaster Ave, Dallas, Texas 75216.


Published Wednesday, September 12, 2012



Eva Jo Sapp, 68, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at her home in Columbia with her husband and children at her side.


A remembrance and celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Firestone Baars Chapel on the Stephens College campus.


Jo was born Feb. 4, 1944, in San Antonio to Herschel Barnhill and Ada Rasdon Barnhill.


She married David Paul Sapp on July 6, 1968, in Columbia.


Jo had three overriding passions — her family, her community and writing. And she had a rare combination of moxie and generosity of spirit that put strangers at ease and secured close friendships for decades.


Her uncanny ability to find the humor in any situation helped to keep life — a terminal condition, as she called it — in perspective. Over her years of living with cancer, she never dignified it with the opportunity to keep her from enjoying life to the fullest.


Survivors include daughter Lesley Jeanne Sapp of Columbia; son Michael David Sapp, wife Masha and granddaughter Jessie Elena Sapp of St. Louis; mother Ada Barnhill; sister Jeanne Barnhill of Corpus Christi, Texas; and brother John Barnhill of Houston, Texas.


Jo was preceded in death by her father, Herschel Barnhill, who passed on Feb. 15, 2005.


In lieu of flowers, consider a contribution to a favorite charity.


Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Saturday, September 22, 2012

Judi Kaye Hourigan, 68, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Columbia. Inurnment will follow in Columbia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Parker Funeral Service.

Judi was born on Feb. 9, 1944, in Susanville, Calif., to Murrel and Ruby Jackson, and they preceded her in death. She was married in 1964 to Greg Hourigan, and he preceded her in death.

Judi was a 1962 Hickman High School graduate and attended Stephens College.

While raising two young sons, she honed her skills and love of cooking and decorating to a fine art and later joined the family ranks at Barth Clothing Co. Most recently, she was employed at Missouri Credit Union.

Judi is survived by sons, Shawn and Trevor Hourigan, both of Columbia; brother, Roy Jackson (Kim) of Kansas City; one sister, Linda Jackson (John DiBlasi) of Wooldridge; one grandson, Hunter Hourigan of Blue Springs; two nieces; and one nephew.

Judi's sharp wit and zest for life endeared her to so many, and she will be missed immeasurably.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Columbia or the American Lung Association.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Monday, November 5, 2012

Carmen Shaw Wood, 95, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.

Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow in Columbia Cemetery.

Carmen was born Sept. 2, 1917, in Columbia to Willie and Florence Shaw.

She graduated Salutatorian of the Hickman High School class of 1935 and went on to become Departmental Secretary for the University of Missouri College of Agricultural Engineering, where she was mentor to many a student and professor alike.

Carmen was an avid reader and worked at Daniel Boone Regional Library after her retirement. She was devoted to serving as Past President to Rebekah Assembly of the state of Missouri.

All who knew Carmen knew of her deep faith. She believed that God's grace extended to all people and was an active member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church for most of her life, serving as Certified Lay Speaker and working with United Methodist Women. Every member of her family went to sleep at night knowing that Mom/Carmen/Nanny had prayed for them by name. She loved all things purple, especially violets, and was a master crossword puzzler.

She is cherished by her four children, Jerry Wood and his wife Martha of Rogers, Minn., Phil Wood and his wife Barbara of Columbia, Caryl Bryan and her husband Jim of Columbia and Cathy Bigger and her husband Jack of Athens, Ohio. She was loved as Nanny by her grandchildren and their families, Jeff and Fran Wood, Janey and John Belde, Andy and Erin Bryan, Matt and Kim Wood, Stephanie Bryan, Amanda and Brad Atkins, Brad Bryan, Brynn Hamilton and Nathan and Krista Bigger and her 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers and sisters; and her husband, Glenn Wood.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nadine Pearl Quisenberry joined the Church Triumphant on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. She was 86 years old.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth Street in Columbia, with the Rev. Harold McNeal officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Quisenberry was born June 5, 1926, in McBaine to Elmo and Susie Crane Ward. She married Richard (Dick) Quisenberry on Sept. 15, 1944, in Lawrence, Kan. He preceded her in death July 19, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and two brothers. She lived most of her life in McBaine and Columbia, but the last five years, she made her home in Texas. She was an office manager in retail sales at Gibson's Boutique in Columbia before retiring.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Gail Crenshaw of Waskom, Texas; and a son, Richard Quisenberry II and his wife Peggy of Columbia. Mrs. Quisenberry also left behind six grandchildren, Denise (Steve) Stapleton, Keith (Marylee) Crenshaw and Joe Crenshaw, all of Texas, Richard (Amy) Quisenberry III of Hallsville, Michael (Karre Jo) Cromwell of Woodstock, Ga., and Lee Shawn (Jennifer) Nelson of Pennsylvania. In addition, she had 12 great-grandchildren, Garrett and Lana Rose Stapleton; Nate and Annabeth Crenshaw; Justin and Ella Quisenberry; Emily Barr; Gentry, Jaxson, and Justice Cromwell; and Dakota and Sierra Rose Nelson. Also, Mrs. Quisenberry leaves behind many nieces, nephews and their families.

Memorials are suggested to the Waskom First United Methodist Church, 1305 West Texas Ave., Waskom, Texas, 75692.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nicholas Matthew Oldham passed away at age 31 on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, after a courageous nine-year battle with brain cancer.

A reception in Nick's honor will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Turner Room at the Havener Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla.
Nick was born July 4, 1981.

In 2000, he graduated from Rolla High School, where he enjoyed being a member of the marching band drumline. In 2005, he received a bachelor's degree in Music Business from the University of Memphis. Nick was an avid music fan with an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music. As an adult, he worked in St. Louis in music-related jobs, primarily at The Pageant, a concert venue. Nick was an intelligent, witty, creative and caring young man who never had an unkind word to say about anyone. He loved his family, his many friends, music and working at The Pageant.

Nick is survived by his parents, Mark and Libby Oldham of Rolla, formerly of Columbia; his brother and sister-in-law, Neal and Kris Oldham of Springfield; his maternal grandparents, Mac and Mary Lou McCluskey of Columbia; his maternal aunt and uncle, Nancy and George Moore of Tucson, Ariz.; his paternal aunt, Judy Chambers of Chatham, Ill.; and five cousins.
Nick's paternal grandparents were Neal and Joy Oldham of Columbia.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Brain Tumor Association or the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis would be appreciated.


Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Daily Republic Fairfield-Suisun, California
Marjorie Olivia Jouret
Feb. 27, 1919 — Nov. 14, 2012

Marjorie Olivia Jouret peacefully passed from this life on Nov. 14, 2012, after living a joyful life of 93 years. She moved from Columbia, MO., to Fairfield, Calif. in 1985 where she lived at the CCE Mobile Home Park. In 2009, she moved to Springfield, MO., to be near family there.

She enjoyed doing word search puzzles and reading, loved cats and chocolate and wrote many short humorous poems.

She was preceded in death by her special companion of 15 years, Bill Maxwell; and her loving husband of 37 years, Julius Jouret. She is survived by their seven children and their families, Jerry (CA), Vern (MO), Jan (CA), Joe (MO), Gene (MO), Jon (FL), Ginger (OK) and her niece, Eileen (MO) and her family. Her granddaughter, Sara, was her caregiver during her declining months, she gave so much kindness and TLC.

Two of Marge’s favorite sayings were, “We are so blessed to have a wonderful loving family” and “I’ll love you forever and ever.”


Published Friday, November 23, 2012

Sandy Nichols, 68, of Hallsville passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at University Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Praise Assembly of God Church with Pastor Stuart officiating.

She was born April 10, 1944, to Marian and Pearl Davison Nelson in Boone County. She married Paul Nichols on Feb. 14, 1962, in Columbia, and he survives.

Also surviving are her children, Paula (Granville) Loyd, Karla (Bob) Driskill and Kevin Nichols; grandchildren Scott (Natalia), Casey (Chris), Kayla (Joe), Jordan, Paige, Junior, Elisha (James), Zac and Eliza; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings Larry (Flo) Nelson, Keith (Lorine) Nelson and Karen (Newman) Starke; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Jackie Nelson.

Memorials may be made to the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.


Published Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mickie Jenkins, 88, passed away at her home in Columbia on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Mickie was born March 7, 1924, in Lutesville-Marble Hill, the eldest child of Billie E. and James A. Higgins. She graduated from Lutesville High School in 1941, where she was an honor student, active in student activities and a member of the women's varsity volleyball team. She attended the University of Missouri.

She was a Realtor for Mendenhall Realty and worked in Columbia Public Schools and at Buchroeder's Jewelers. She had been active in King's Daughters, Republican Women, various women's circles, tennis leagues and Boone Hospital volunteers and served as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She was a member of Missouri United Methodist Church, where she had taught junior high Sunday school classes.

She enjoyed reading, studying vocabulary derivation, writing short stories, dancing (especially tap dancing), history, politics, needlepoint and music. Most of all, Mickie loved spending time and traveling with many close, life-long friends. She was a loyal, fun-loving friend with a "wicked" sense of humor, a ready smile and kind words for everyone.

Mickie was staunchly committed to her family and will be greatly missed and remembered by them as a caring, thoughtful, devoted wife, mother and sister who always considered others first. She was also an avid dog lover and dedicated to her poodle "grand dogs."

Mickie is survived by her husband of 69 years, Thornton D. Jenkins; a daughter, Spring Jenkins Walton, and Charles Walton of Columbia and Baltimore, Md.; and a brother, James Higgins, and Florrie Bonney of Potosi. She is also survived by nieces and nephews Cindy Higgins, Joel Mulhern, Jane and Brent Morrow, Jim Stone, Jim Higgins, Susan Higgins, Christopher and Sarah Higgins, and Kim and Eric Moffett, as well as grand-nieces and -nephews.

She is preceded in death by siblings John Higgins, Lynn Higgins and Dorothy Bloomquist.

Remembrances for Mickie may be sent to the Rheumatoid Arthritis — Arthritis Foundation, the Reading is Fundamental program or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Thursday, January 24, 2013

Marion "Roke" Crane, 90, passed away Jan. 22, 2013, at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Memorial Funeral Home, with a service immediately following.

Marion served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of Union Baptist Church and the local VFW. He farmed most of his life, and his home was a gathering place for the family. He loved dancing and playing Pollyanna.

Survivors include five children, Tiry Crane (Patty), Glenda Salmon, Tim Crane (Loretta), Jeff Crane (Rena) and Becky Strawn (Keith), all of Columbia; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilmoth Bennett Crane; two children, Daniel Crane and Janice Crane; and 10 siblings.

Memorial contributions in honor of Marion may be made to Old Union Cemetery, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Mo., 65202, and/or Hospice Compassus, made payable to CHA Foundation, 3050 I-70 Dr. SE, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Jessie M. Buckler, 88, of Columbia died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Ashland Villa Assisted Living.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in Red Top Cemetery in Hallsville.

She was born July 9, 1924, in St. Stevens, New Brunswick, Canada, and was raised in Portland, Maine, by her parents, Harry E. and Georgia (Pendleton) Watts.

On March 20, 1944, she married Wilbur H. Buckler and spent the next 21 years as a Navy wife, traveling from coast to coast. Their retirement years were spent in Columbia.

Jessie is survived by her daughter, Dianne Reed (Jerry) of Columbia; two grandchildren, Travis Buckler of Versailles and Becky Buckler of Maui, Hawaii; and two great-grandchildren, Spencer and Jaxon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur; a son, David; and her sister, Louise Orne.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society, 616 Big Bear Blvd, Columbia, Mo., 65202

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Monday, February 11, 2013

Arthur Basey Vanlandingham II, 69, of Rocky Mount left his earthly home for his eternal Heavenly home with Jesus on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Fla.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to the service from 2 to 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Basey was born Feb. 19, 1943, in Boonville and graduated from David H. Hickman High School in 1961. He attended the University of Missouri and served in the National Guard. He was a real estate developer, entrepreneur and consultant for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Church at Osage Hills in Osage Beach and attended the First Assembly of God in Ft. Myers, Fla., during the winter months where he and his wife, Bonnie, lived. He was a former member of the Mid-Missouri Corvette Club.

Basey is survived by his wife, Bonnie; his children, Jeffery Vanlandingham, Arthur Basey "Jay" Vanlandingham III, Aric B. Vanlandingham and Lisa L. Wilkinson; two stepchildren, Teena Whitesides and Tony Whitesides; sister Becky L. Hall; brother Barry Vanlandingham; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, February 17, 2013

Arthur Clyde Ausherman, 99, of Columbia died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Tiger Place.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the McMurray Chapel of the Missouri United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Ausherman was born Oct. 22, 1913, in rural North Topeka, Kan., to Eppa and Margaret Price Ausherman.

He married Rachel Thelma Williams of Meridan, Kan., on June 1, 1938. She preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 2007.

He earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture from Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University) in 1936 and a master's degree in extension education from the University of Missouri in 1963. He was elected to membership in Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta and Gamma Sigma Delta — honorary scholarship and leadership fraternities. He was a member of the Farm House social fraternity in Manhattan, Kan.

Mr. Ausherman was employed by the Extension Division of the University of Missouri on June 1, 1936, and served in five counties until moving to Columbia in 1955, where he served as a state 4-H youth specialist until retiring in December 1975.

He was a member of Epsilon Sigma Phi, the national honorary extension fraternity. The University of Missouri granted him the title of professor emeritus.

He served in the headquarters battery of the 60th Field Artillery Brigade of the Kansas National Guard. Mr. Ausherman also was a member of the United Missouri Methodist Church, where he served on numerous commissions, boards and committees. He worked on many of the Habitat for Humanity houses in Columbia and volunteered working at the Habitat ReStore. He was an avid woodworker and gardener, interests which he passed on to his sons and daughter.

Survivors include two sons, Darrell Ausherman of Torrance, Calif., and Dale Ausherman (Susan) of Ann Arbor, Mich.; one daughter, Janet Lasley of Columbia; grandchildren, Christopher Lasley and Benjamin, Emily (Malone) and Anna Ausherman; two great-grandsons; and three great-granddaughters; and one sister, Ruth Ausherman of Topeka, Kan.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Faye; and a brother, Ernest.

Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the University of Missouri Extension Development Fund, 109 Whitten Hall, Columbia, Mo., 65211; or to the Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lillie Beatrice (Bea) Smith, 91, of Columbia died peacefully at her home Sunday, March 10, 2013, surrounded by family, friends and her hospice caregivers.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Memorial Funeral Home, with funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Bea was born Lillie Beatrice Grant on July 1, 1921, to James Dorsey and Lillie Dea Grant. She married Glenn Thomas Smith on July 18, 1940, and he preceded her in death.

Bea and Glenn were native Boone Countians who spent their entire lives raising grain crops and livestock. They raised enormous gardens, and Bea preserved thousands of quarts of produce over the years.

They farmed extensively in the Missouri River bottoms in the McBaine area. More than 2,400 acres of their properties are now a part of Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area.

Bea was proud of her championship Angus cattle, which won statewide awards in the late 1930s. She was a lifelong member of Fairview United Methodist Church. She was previously active in 4-H as a member and later a community project leader, as well as being active in the Ophelia Shepherd and Strawn-O-Lite Extension Clubs. She was also a member of the Eagle Lodge and the Elk Lodge, as well as the Monticello and Jefferson Clubs of the University of Missouri. She and Glenn were avid Tiger fans and held 50-yard-line tickets for many years. She also took great satisfaction and pride in meeting and corresponding with many of the recipients of the agricultural scholarship she had endowed in memory of Glenn through MU's CAFNR program.

She is survived by one brother, Robert Eugene Grant and wife Idamarie; her daughters, Betty Gayle Smith and Joyce Ann Ardrey, both of Columbia; two granddaughters, Christine Crouch and husband Jon of Liberty, and Deidre Henry and husband Matthew of Columbia; as well as three great-grandchildren, Meredith, Katie and Jett Crouch.

Brothers Cecil, David and Elijah Grant preceded her in death, as well as two sisters, Mary Nall and Hazel Grant.

The family suggests that any memorials honoring Bea's life be made to Butterfield Youth Services or Coyote Hill Christian Children's Home or a charity of the donor's choice.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published by, Niebur Funeral Home, Barry, Illinois 62312

Mr. William “Bill” Brumfield, 72, of Chatsworth, IL, and formerly of Barry, Il. died on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Advocate Bromenn Hospital in Normal, IL. He was born in Washburn, WI on August 11, 1940 to M. William and G. Joan Haiden Brumfield. He married Sandi Pelican on September 14, 1968 in Columbia, MO, and she survives.

Mr. Brumfield taught elementary and junior high education-art. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and did graduate work in Art. Bill was an Alumni of the University of Missouri Association. He received his teaching certificate from Hannibal-LaGrange College. He had taught in the Tri-Point School District at Piper City, IL. He had also served as a truant officer for the Pike-Adams Regional Superintendent of Schools. In addition, he was a substitute teacher for the Barry School District. He also coached girls’ softball in Barry. He had also worked for over 20 years as a diesel mechanic at Missouri Gravel. He was a member of the Kiwanis and the Barry Masonic Lodge # 34 AF & AM. Bill had also served as the Chairman of the Barry Apple Festival.

He enjoyed woodworking, art both abstract and surreal (painting, drawings in pencil, oils, and acrylics). He was an avid reader who enjoyed crossword puzzles and cryptograms. He enjoyed kids. He loved his family and especially loved his granddaughters.

Survivors include his wife Sandi of Chatsworth, IL, a son, Jonathan (Jennifer) Brumfield of Bolingbrook, IL , two daughters, Jennifer Brumfield of Elgin, IL, and Erin (Cef) Brumfield Grima of Hanover Park, IL, two brothers, Robert (Sandy) Brumfield of Columbia, MO, and Gerald (Irma) Brumfield of Rocheport, MO, a sister, Linda Johnson of Rocheport, MO, two granddaughters, Eleanor and Scarlett, along with nine nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Karen in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry, IL with Dan Lohnes officiating. Burial will be at the Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry. Visitation will be held Friday evening, March 22, 2013 from 4:30 until 7:30 P.M. at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry.

Memorials are suggested to be made to the American Lung Association or the Barry Public Library. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nieburfh.com. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements..


Charitable donations may be made in William "Bill"'s memory to the following organizations:

American Lung Association
3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, Illinois 62711


Published Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Richard "Dick" Wayne Vaught, 91, of Columbia passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 5, at First Christian Church, under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home.

He was born in Fillmore, Calif., on Oct. 25, 1921. His parents were Leroy and Dorothy Vaught; he is the last remaining child of five siblings.

He graduated from Platte City High School in 1939 and was working for Beech Aircraft in San Diego when he heard Pearl Harbor had been bombed in 1941.

He, with his friends, drove straight back to Platte City and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was first stationed in Miami as an aviation machinist mate and flew in PBY airplanes on submarine patrol duty during the war.

After the war, he returned to Missouri and enrolled in the University of Missouri, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in agriculture, fisheries and wildlife in 1948.

Dick began his career with the Missouri Conservation Commission in September 1948 as a technician in the Federal Aid Cover Restoration Project, where he remained until 1950 when he was transferred to August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area. A promotion to area manager in 1951 moved Dick to Trimble Wildlife Area, where he supervised initial development and management of Canada goose nesting.

After managing Trimble Wildlife Area, he was promoted to project leader for waterfowl research in Columbia. He quickly assumed a leadership role in the technical section of the Mississippi Flyway Council and became a recognized authority on the Eastern Prairie population of Canada geese. In recognition of his research and leadership, he was awarded the outstanding achievement award — one of only three ever given to that date — and later received the Missouri Chapter of the Wildlife Society's E. Syndey Stephens Professional Award.

Dick was promoted to Jefferson City in the Central Office in 1971 as supervisor of the Wetland Management Unit, where he prepared design criteria for development of newly acquired wetlands. From 1982 until his retirement in 1984, he supervised all waterfowl land management activities in Northern Missouri. Under his leadership, area regulations and hunting procedures were improved; public services were broadened; and wetland acquisition and interagency coordination activities were expanded.

He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Smithville, American Legion in Columbia, Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited and the Turkey Federation. An avid hunter and fisherman, his main love was sitting under a tree waiting for the Tom Turkey. He volunteered at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital, delivered Meals on Wheels and was an elder at the First Christian Church.

Dick was married to his wife, Jeryl Dean Vaught for 70 years. She resides at Columbia Manor. His is survived by his children, Valerie Kent Brown, Julie Patterson Horton, and David Richard Vaught and wife Dawn Lea; and four grandchildren, Lisa Dean Davis, Adam Christopher Horton, Rachel Lara Horton and Ellen Marie Vaught.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, 800 Hospital Dr, Columbia, Mo., 65201, or to the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation, P. O. Box 366, Jefferson City, Mo., 65102-0366.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Thursday, April 4, 2013

Marvin K. Kinney, 70, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Millard Family Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., to include military honors, with the Rev. Ballenger officiating. Interment will be private for the family.

The sun rose on the life of Marvin "Dickie" K. Kinney on Oct. 1, 1942, in Columbia to the late Louis and Leona Whitley Kinney. He was a graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia.

At the time of his death, Marvin was employed at the Missouri Division of Work Force Development, where he had been employed for 40 years. He also served on the Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners for more than 25 years. He was appointed to his first four-year term on the CHA Board as a resident commissioner in 1968. Marvin was the first African-American appointed to serve on the Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and is reported to be one of the first resident commissioners in the United States. Marvin was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1966.

Survivors include a very special lady friend of 47 years, Pauletta A. Gresham of Columbia; three daughters, Marshanna "Babe" Gresham (Aaron) and Loutisha Glasgow, both of Columbia, and Anjanette Glasgow of North Kansas City; three granddaughters, Nadia "Baby" Gresham and LaTia Glasgow, both of Columbia, and Ciara Glasgow (Angelique) of North Kansas City; two grandsons, Arlandis (Maya) Glasgow of Columbia and Darius Glasgow of North Kansas City; one great-grandson, Landon Glasgow of Columbia; two sisters, Carol Jones of Columbia and Dorothy Palmer of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters; and two brothers.

Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203. (573) 442-7112.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.


Published Sunday, April 21, 2013

Faye D. Lewis, 78, of Columbia passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at Parkside Manor.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Memorial Funeral Home, with visitation from noon until the time of services. Burial will follow in the Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Ken; two children, Gary Lewis and Rebecca Ann Elliott (James); three grandchildren, Dawson Lewis, and Bradley and Matthew Elliott; five siblings, Stanley Sheets (Sharon), William Sheets (Colleen), Brenda McCallister (William), David Sheets (Mary) and Debbie Russell (Curt). She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Gertrude Henry Sheets; and a sister, Connie Barnd.

Memorial contributions in honor of Faye may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation of the Heartland, 7808 Foster, Overland Park, Kan. 66204-2955.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published May 2, 2013

Kelly J. Rigoni, 37, died at 4 p.m. April 29, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.

Lima, OH — Kelly was born in Boston to Carl J. Coder and Mary L. Knight Coder. Her father and step-mother, Deb Coder, survive in North Andover, Mass. Her mother survives in Davenport, Fla. On July 17, 1998, she married Dr. Jason A. Rigoni who survives in Lima, Ohio. Mrs. Rigoni was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and dear friend to all.

She was a 1994 graduate of Masconomet High School, Boxford, Mass., and received a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1998 from Duquesne University. In 2001, she received her master's degree in education from Edinboro University. She was a math and science teacher in public schools in El Paso, Texas, for seven years. She was an avid runner, having run track at Duquesne University her junior and senior years. She attended the Shawenee Community United Methodist Church in Lima. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and children. She was a soccer and basketball coach for her children's teams. She was very proud to be a soccer, basketball, football, dance and cheerleading mom. She truly loved her children and loved being with them in all the facets of their lives.

Survivors also include four children, Dylan K. Rigoni, Ariana C. Rigoni, Dominic A. Rigoni and Alyssa J. Rigoni, all of Lima; a brother, Corey Coder, of Chicago; and several extended family members. She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, James and Elizabeth Coder.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Shawnee Community United Methodist Church, Lima, Ohio. The Rev. Bryan Bucher will officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Shawnee Community United Methodist Church.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lima Memorial Health System or the Lima YMCA Foundation.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com. Arrangements are by the Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services.


Published Friday, May 31, 2013

Eleanore L. Geel, 93, of Columbia passed away the morning of Thursday, May 30, 2013, at The Bluffs.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Memorial Funeral Home. Services will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday, with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Eleanore was the daughter of Harry and Harriett (Brink) Lynch and was born Aug. 3, 1919, in Ashtabula, Ohio. She married Willis B. Geel on Jan. 10, 1942, in Ashtabula, Ohio.

She worked for Columbia Public Schools for 31 years as secretary to the director of art, music and food services. She was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church since 1952, Order of the Eastern Star, Mother's Forum and the Red Hat Society.

Eleanore is survived by her two sons, Kenneth (Martha) Geel of Columbia and Richard (Linda) Geel of Burke, Va.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; and a daughter, Janet.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels or Calvary Episcopal Church.

Online condolences may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, June 16, 2013

Annie Alice Reed, 80, of Columbia passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at University Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the funeral home

Annie was born March 10, 1933, in Columbia to the late Alfred and Laura (Calvert) Whitmarsh. She married Elmer Junior "Red" Reed on Aug. 7, 1954, in Kansas City, and he preceded her in death.

Annie worked at the University of Missouri for 20-plus years. She enjoyed camping and loved to travel all over the United States, driving to all states, with the exception of Hawaii. She cherished her family and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her children, Allen Reed (Donna), Anita Rice (David) and Sharon Long (David), all of Columbia; brother Larry Whitmarsh (Rosemary) of Columbia; sisters Laura Lack of Moberly, Barbara Moore of Clark, Norma Morris of Sturgeon and Beverly Bennett (Donnie) of Columbia; grandchildren Benjamin Northup (Bonnie), Jackie Reed, Jami Bell, Devin Reed, Christopher Rice (Andrea) and Christina Beatty (Bruce), all of Columbia, and Daniel Rice (fiancée Krista Murray) of Kirksville; and great-grandchildren Jacob, Samantha, Scotty, Elizabeth, Savannah, Shelby, Graham, Kelsey, Alexia and Landon.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Dale Whitmarsh, Ronald Whitmarsh, Phillip Whitmarsh and Sonny Whitmarsh.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Thompson Center for Autism, 205 Portland Street, Columbia, Mo., 65201, and/or United Cerebal Palsy, UCP Heartland, 3804 Santiago Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from August 13 to August 20, 2013

Beasley - Sherry, 68, a resident of Lockeford, CA, died Thursday, August 8, 2013, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Sherry was born in Torrance, CA and grew up in Long Beach, CA graduating from high school there and from Long Beach State in 1968. Sherry met her husband, Jeff, in 1969 in Long Beach while he was stationed there in the U.S. Navy. Sherry and Jeff were married August 26, 1972 and lived in San Jose, CA, Danville, IL, and Fresno, CA, while Jeff pursued his career settling in Lockeford in 1989.

The couple had a fulfilling marriage and family life with their children Ryan, Kevin and Matthew. Sherry's life was blessed with two grandchildren, Landon, 6, and Maddie, 2.

Sherry greatly enjoyed traveling worldwide, especially visiting her close relatives in Norway, and ran her own travel business from her home. However, the main priorities in Sherry's life were her family and friends. Sherry was the glue and inspiration that held her family together, and her calm and gentle nature along with her beautiful smile and sense of humor enabled her to be an ideal wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Sherry is survived by her husband, Jeff of Lockeford; her sister, Lorraine, of Sutter Creek, CA; son Ryan and wife Lisa of Bonner Springs, KS; son Kevin of Newport Beach, CA; son Matthew and partner Melissa of Lockeford; grandson Landon and granddaughter Maddie of Lockeford as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Her parents Casper and Olava Saterlie and brother Bob preceded her in death. Sherry will always be remembered as a thoughtful, caring and loving person, and her spirit will live on through her family and friends.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 pm. on Tuesday, August 13, at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home 831 Industrial Way in Lodi.

The Memorial Service will be at 12 p.m. on, Wednesday, August 14 at the Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 at E. Harney Lane in Lodi. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Medical Missions Foundation, www.mmfworld.org.


Published By the Lincoln Journal Star Aug 23, 2013

Sherry Ann Jefferson, daughter of the late Arthur and Georgia (Warrick) Bush was born on March 9, 1945 in Columbia, Mo. She departed this life on August 17, 2013. Sherry received her education through the Columbia, Mo. city public school system, graduating from Hickman High School in June 1963. She was a very spiritual woman and was a member of the Newman United Methodist Church until she transferred membership to the New Hope United Methodist Church where she remained as a member until her death.

She worked for Union Insurance and Continental Western Insurance for over 30 years, retiring in 2011. She married David Lee Jefferson on August 24, 1963. Out of this union two children were born, Carla and David. This marriage lasted for 50 years. Sherry made numerous friends wherever she went. A consummate mother and homemaker, she was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She also loved to watch her beloved soap operas.

Sherry leaves to mourn: her daughter, Carla (Melvin) Clayborne and her son, David (Catherine Pattillo); grandsons, Antonio Clayborne and David Jefferson; granddaughters, Camille Jefferson and Jasmine Clayborne; brother, A. Wayne (Mary) Bush; sister, Eunice (Herbert) Crum; nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th Street, Lincoln. Burial will immediately follow this service. The family will greet friends from 6 - 7 p.m. on Friday, August 23, at Lincoln Memorial Park. There will be an Eastern Star and Golden Circle service beginning at 7 p.m. in the chapel following this reception. Condolences www.lincolnfh.com.


Published Thursday, October 24, 2013

James Alan Carey, 54, passed away the evening of Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Harlingen, Texas.

There will be a visitation at 12 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at First Christian Church followed by the funeral at 1 p.m. Burial will take place at Memorial Cemetery in Columbia.

Jim was born Sept. 21, 1959, to Marjorie Maxine and Thomas J. Carey in Columbia. He graduated from Hickman High School in June 1978.

Jim was a warm and loving individual who enjoyed family and friends. He enjoyed barbecuing, preparing smoked meats and participating in chili cook-offs.

During his life, he enjoyed outdoor activities, such as fishing, riding dirt bikes, golf and baseball. He played on the Columbia Stags for several years and on softball teams in the years following.

Jim was never blessed with his own children, but he loved all of his nieces and nephews as his own.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Chris Carey of Santa Rosa, Texas; brother Ronald Carey of Sabillasville, Md.; sister and brother-in-law Julie and John Hickey of Columbia; brother and sister-in-law Dennis and Dian Carey of Mexico, Mo.; and sister, Pamela Duesenberg of Chesterfield. He also is survived by eight nieces; six nephews; and his loving four-legged partner, Brittney.

He was preceded in death by both parents; and a nephew, Gregory Carey.

Online condolences may left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Wednesday, October 23, 2013

James "Jim" B. Jones, 68, of Mapleton, Ill., passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, after a lengthy battle with esophageal cancer.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria, Ill. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery.

Jim was born July 11, 1945, in Mexico, Mo., to Richard and Maxine Jones, both of whom preceded him in death.

He graduated in 1963 as a Hickman High School Kewpie. Jim married Trish Borgman in 1964. After attempting several colleges, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1966. After his son was born in 1970, he received an honorable discharge and went back to college, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1972.

In 1972, Jim started work as a management trainee for State Farm Insurance Cos., in Columbia before moving to Bloomington, Ill. He then became an agent for a short time before settling in with a third-party agency in Wichita, Kan. After 10 years, Jim accepted a position with Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Peoria, Ill., where he served for 25 years, retiring in 2009 as assistant vice president. It was at Illinois Mutual that Jim met and later married Diane Kehl on Oct. 1, 1988.

Jim is survived by his wife of 25 years, Diane; his children, Philip (Angela) and Angela (Erik), both of Lee's Summit, and Jessica and Jennifer, both of Mapleton, Ill. He also is survived by his grandsons, Noah, Ian and Emery; and one granddaughter on the way. Jim is survived by his sister, Connie (Ron) Anderson of Beaverton, Ore.

Jim was a very active person who enjoyed all sports, particularly golf and bowling, and was a longtime Cubs fan. He felt that being a Cubs fan meant that you exude a tremendous amount of patience and a great sense of humor.

When someone would ask me how I was feeling, I would usually say, "Well, I feel a lot more like I do now than I did when I got here." If that brought a confused look to their face, I would continue with, "Now, wait, I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I don't think you realize that what you heard is not what I meant." Those were my Dad's favorite lines right up to his passing in 2010 at the age of 93. His persistent refusal to give up on his positive attitude and humor meant so much to me. Over the past year and a half, I learned to cope and deal with my own illness through the power of prayer, the power of family and friends, and, yes the power of maintaining a positive attitude and sense of humor. Easy? Of course not. But it helped me tremendously, right up to the end. Would I have done things differently in my life if I had known this was coming? Sure, we all have some regrets, but get over it. I elected to dwell on the positives and so many things that I did right. And NOBODY can say that I ever lost my sense of humor, which in my opinion, is so important to the human spirit. Stay positive, stay close to family and friends, keep that sense of humor, or at least get one, and enjoy the day … every day. May the rode rise to meet you; may the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. SYOTOS

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Illinois Cancer Care Research or OSF Hospice.


Published Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2:00 am

Malcolm "Minnie" S. Odor, 89, of Columbia died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Boone Hospital.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Olivet Christian Church, with the Rev. Joseph Blosser officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the same day at the church.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1923, at her grandparent's farm, Midland Meadows, in Johnson County, the daughter of Clarence Wesley Sheppard and Helen Schofield (Redford) Sheppard.

She was married on Dec. 1, 1944, to Carlyle Kurtz (C.K.) Odor Jr. at the First Christian Church in Columbia.

She graduated from Hickman High School in 1941. Malcolm went on to the University of Missouri and graduated with a degree in home economics. During her college years she was active in the Pi Phi Sorority. In the 1950s she returned to MU and earned a master's degree in family life.

Malcolm began her teaching career in 1958 at Stephens College Preschool. Through Stephens she went on to earn her early childhood certification. She taught at Stephens for 34 years, retiring as a full professor. She taught early childhood education classes. One of the most popular was "Creative Activities." In the class, college students learned how to make hands-on projects for preschool age children. The last eight years of her career at Stephens, she worked with the University Without Walls program. She supervised numerous student teachers who obtained their degrees through Stephens College; some of them had been her former preschool students.

She was a member of Olivet Christian Church and a former member of First Christian Church, both in Columbia. Malcolm was a 50-year member and past president of Chapter GK, P.E.O. She was a founding member of the Columbia Kings Daughters. She was also a DAR. She loved to sew, read, cook, play bridge and visit her grandchildren.

She is survived by four of her five children, Christina C. Wilde and husband Walt of Pensacola, Fla., Cynthia M. Blosser and husband John of Jefferson City, Clark W. Odor and wife Debbie of Germantown, Tenn., and Catherine S. Stevenson and husband Robb of Steamboat Springs, Colo. She was a loving grandmother to 15 grandchildren and great-grandmother to 10 great-grandchildren, with number 11 on the way.

She was preceded in death by her son, Cliff R. Odor, on Feb. 4, 2009, and her three siblings, Bill Bob Sheppard, Nancy Potterfield and Helen Stephenson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Stephens College Children's School or Olivet Christian Church.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Robert E. Daly, 92, of Columbia, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Lenoir Woods.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to services.

Bob was born May 19, 1921, in Woodlandville to Edna and Irby Daly.

He was married on Aug. 17, 1941, in Columbia to Marjorie Alean Seifert. They spent 68 years together until her passing.

Bob spent his entire life in the Columbia area. He was a successful auto body man, owning his own body shop. He worked for Shelter Insurance Cos. until retirement, where he held many positions including claims adjuster and trainer.

He also was manager of Mid-America Auto Parts.

After retirement, he spent his time growing and selling Christmas trees. He was owner of Hilltop Christmas Tree Farm. He also enjoyed investing and playing the stock market.

Bob is survived by his four children, including two sons, Fred Daly and Jim Daly; two daughters, Betty Coleman and Jane Rhodes; five grandchildren, Racheal Sutton, Stuart Coleman, Sherry Barnhouse, Jimmy Daly and Christian Daly; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a loyal pet, Wendy.

He was preceded in death by his spouse; parents; one sister, Mary Lou Peacher; two grandchildren, Steve Rhodes and Gretchen Garcia; and one great-grandchild, Brian Barnhouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Woodlandville United Methodist Church, 9801 W. Wilhite Road, Rocheport, Mo., 65279, where he was a member.

Online tributes can be left at: www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ruth V. Gardner, 85, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Lexington Square Care Center in Keokuk, Iowa.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9, at Second Missionary Baptist Church, where funeral services will follow at noon with the Rev. May Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Columbia Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 18, 1927, in Columbia, the daughter of George Herndon and Nellie (Johnson) Williams. She was united in marriage to William Fred Gardner, who preceded her in death.

She was a member of Log Providence Missionary Baptist Church and later joined Second Missionary Baptist Church. Ruth worked at University Hospital for nearly 30 years as an assistant in the operating rooms. She enjoyed her friends, especially "her girls" she played cards with. Ruth loved anytime she was surrounded by her large family.

Ruth is survived by two sons, Frank Gardner (wife Lillie) of Columbia and Terry Gardner (wife Renee) of Ft. Worth, Texas; two daughters, Carolyn Rutayisire (husband Mustafa) and Vanessa Anderson, both of Columbia; one sister, Barbara Gordon; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and two daughters, Ada Nevels and JoAnn Herndon.

Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203. 573-442-7112.

Condolences may be left for the family online at www.millardfamilychapels.com.


Published Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Willis C. "Mac" McCluskey died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at age 93.

A private memorial service will be officiated by the Rev. Jim Bryan. A celebration of Mac's life will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec.16, at one of his favorite places, Booche's Billiard Hall, in downtown Columbia.

He was born in Doniphan on July 15, 1920, and came with his parents to Columbia, when his father enrolled in MU School of Law.

Mac graduated from Hickman High School, where he met his future wife, Mary Lou Holliday. They were married in 1941. Mac was an art major at the MU and served in the US Navy during WW II.

Before and after WW II, Mac was a salesman. Beginning in 1956, he managed Gene Glenn's, a shoe and clothing store in downtown Columbia, a position he held for nearly 20 years.

His last job was as an outside salesman for the Sherwin Williams paint company.

At age 13, Mac was a sign maker's apprentice. For the next 80 years, he created distinctive hand-painted and inked signs, banners, and displays for local businesses, theaters, and schools. He took great pride in his work, which was always in demand.

Mac was an intelligent, optimistic, and charismatic man.

He was a devoted husband, a caring father to his daughters, and fun-loving role model for his grandsons. An accomplished snooker player, an enthusiastic motorcyclist, and a loyal friend, Mac will be missed by his family and friends, but his bright spirit lives in their hearts.

Mac is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; sister, Mary Alice Simon; daughters, Libby Oldham (Mark) and Nancy Moore (George); and grandsons, Neal Oldham (Kris) and Brendan Smith.

His sister, Margaret Shemwell; and his grandson, Nick Oldham, predeceased him.


Published Sunday, January 12, 2014

Laura A. Andrews, 95, of Columbia died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Columbia Manor.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Salem Lutheran Cemetery in Florissant.


Mrs. Andrews was born on May 26, 1918, in Florissant to Gerhart and Alma Poggemoeller Fittje. She was married to Edgar Andrews; he preceded her in death.

Mrs. Andrews was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia. She was an election judge in Boone County for many years and a volunteer at O.A.T.S. and was very active at the Oakland Senior Center.

She is survived by her sister, Melba Meyers of St Charles; three grandchildren, Tony Bratton of Cumming, Ga., Craig Bratton of Ashland and Victoria King of Columbia; five great-grandchildren, Samara, Evelyn, Hannah, Lara and Cydney; and two great-great-grandchildren, Skylar and Dakota.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Patricia; six brothers and two sisters.

Memorials may be sent to the Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood, Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Saturday, February 15, 2014

Paul Verner Short passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in the presence of his family at Lenoir Woods Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Goshen Primitive Baptist Church, with burial following in Goshen Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior.


Paul was born on Oct. 12, 1917, to Edgar and Ila Verner Short, who preceded him in death.

Paul spent his early life as a dairy farmer in central Boone County. He also was a deacon at Little Bonne Femme Church and was on the Board of Education at New Haven School District.

His later work in life was spent as a carpenter at Stephens College.

After retiring, he enjoyed making furniture and other wood items. Much of the furniture was made from trees that he cut from his land.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Darlene Wren Short. They have three children, Emily Wisley of Coopers Plains, N.Y.; Marilyn Holland and husband Jim of Aurora, Colo.; and Mark Short and wife Ann of Overland Park, Kan.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

His brother Robert and sister-in-law Evalyn preceded him in death.

Paul loved to laugh and joke and will be missed by family and friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Robinson Funeral Home.


Published Friday, March 7, 2014

Mary Henderson Lewis, 94, formerly of Columbia, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, in Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Cremation has taken place.

She was born in Lead, S.D., to Frank A. and Bertha Woodworth Henderson and raised in the Los Angeles area.

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Occidental College in 1940. She received a medical technology certificate from Northwestern University in Chicago. There, she met her future husband, Dr. Ray Blaine Lewis. They were married Sept. 5, 1942.

After serving in Panama during World War II, the Lewises made their home in Boonville, then Columbia. They moved to Wyoming in 1981.

Mary loved fishing, hiking, reading and crosswords. She stitched beautifully detailed counted cross-stitch needlework. Mary and her husband were lifelong Chicago Cubs fans.

She is survived by her sons, Ray H. "Bud" Lewis (Peggy) of Tulsa, Okla., Robert A. Lewis (Pegg) of Springfield, John W. "Bill" Lewis (Jill) of Westminster, Colo., and James E. "Jim" Lewis (Lois) of St. Louis; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; her brother, Dr. John W. Henderson; and her two daughters, Mary Katherine and Nancy Jean.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


Judith Kay Haas passed away March 3, 2014, at home in Independence, MO, cared for by family and friends. A private memorial service will be held at a later time.

Judith was born January 18, 1941 in California, MO the daughter of Floyd L. and Evelyn (Shoemaker) Hutchison, who have both preceded her in death. Judy was raised in Columbia, MO where she attended Hickman High School and the University of Missouri. Her friendliness, warmth and beauty blossomed as she was a high school Majorette, Boone County Queen and University School of Agriculture Barn Warming Queen.

At MU is where she met her husband of 53 years, Robert. Judy was a world class mother. While raising two children she also worked full time at various law firms, supplementing the family’s income. Judy also found time to study real estate and taxes while still remaining active in parent teacher organizations at Glendale, Sycamore Hills, Palmer and Truman. She was a great cook and no one in the family went hungry.

In retirement, Judith had a true passion researching family history. With assistance from the internet, Mormon Archives, and genealogy libraries, she created book after book of the in-laws and out-laws of the family lineage. Judy should have been a professional genealogist. She was an avid reader and amassed a huge book collection.

The family would like to thank all who supported her in an 11 year battle with cancer. Judy was especially appreciative of the Kansas City Cancer Center in Lee’s Summit (Teresa, you are a God Send), Saint Mary’s Hospital of Blue Springs, and Crossroads Hospice.

Judy is survived by husband, Robert Haas; daughter, Jennifer Murphy and family of Kansas City, MO; son, David Haas and a family of Wichita, KS; brother, Eddie Hutchison and family of Trenton, MO; plus many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

No food or flowers please. The family encourages contributions to The Kansas City Rose Society at Loose Park or any of the organizations mentioned above. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600)


Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Vernon Charles Barr, 97, of Columbia passed away peacefully Sunday, March 23, 2014, with his wife by his side.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, at Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m., and burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. A Celebration of his life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at Tiger Place, 2910 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Vernon was born June 16, 1916, to Archie Alvin and Lillian Addie Pownall Barr near Hartville.

He graduated from Hartville High School, Southwest Baptist College and received a bachelor's degree in vocational agriculture, University of Missouri.

He served in the Army Air Forces from 1943 to 1945. On July 6, 1944, he married his college sweetheart, Jeanne Taylor, and she survives.

They raised four children: Carolyn VanSciver, Bonnie Morgan, David Barr and Jayme Nobles. He also is survived by three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Vernon taught science-related classes for 34 years before retiring in 1982. He continued his memberships and volunteering with the Audubon Society, Central Missouri Rock and Lapidary, Friends of Rock Bridge and the Boone County Historical Society and was a lifetime deacon of First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Missouri Rock Club, 1601 N. Earthland Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202, or charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Sara Jane Tutt, 69, of Columbia passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will immediately follow the service at Mount Nebo Cemetery.

Sara Jane Tutt was born Jan. 17, 1945, to William Angel Hunt and Mary Nancy Mahan Hunt in Boone County.

She married George Tutt on Nov. 1, 1963, in Columbia. They enjoyed more than 50 years of marriage, though they had known each other from childhood.

A mother of three young boys, Jane was supportive of the activities her sons were involved in. She loved caring for children, gardening, canning and cooking. Jane was a homemaker and found great joy in making sure her family was well taken care of. In her later years, she derived the most pleasure from spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

Survivors include her husband, George; three sons, Scott Tutt (wife Kathy) of Clark, Kevin Tutt (wife Peggy) of Columbia and Brian Tutt of Clark; one brother, Thomas A. Hunt of Rocheport; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; six sisters; and her stepmother, Elsie Hunt.

Memorial donations are appreciated to Huntsdale Baptist Church, 3101 Route O, Columbia, Mo., 65203, or The American Heart Association, 104 Corporate Lake Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Online tributes and condolences may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, May 25, 2014

John Roland Washington, 68, of Columbia passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his home.

Arrangements are pending under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home in Columbia. He was born Aug. 3, 1945, in Columbia, the son of the late William Washington and Evelyn (Coates) Washington. He was united in marriage on Sept. 27, 1984, in Columbia to Juanita (Glover) Washington, who survives.


Online condolences may be left for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.


Published by Bram-Turner Funeral Homes, Maysville, MO 64469

Sherry Lynn (Pearl) Ballew, age 61, went to be with her Savior June 13, 2014 with her family at her side.

She was born on February 14, 1953 in Maysville to LaVerne and Doris Raynor Pearl. Sherry married her best friend, Bill Ballew, on her birthday in 1984. She remained steadfast and strong while never complaining as she fought and lost her battle with cancer. She drew her strength from her faith in Christ and was a member of the Cross Community Church in Gower.

Sherry was an avid dog lover and also enjoyed music. She was a volunteer for the MS Society of St. Joseph, MO. She was a dedicated wife, a great mother, an adoring Grandma, and a true friend.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her loving husband, Bill, her daughter, Heather and husband, Kevin Sampson, their children, Caleb and Blake, of Overland Park, KS, sons Robert Ballew of Atlanta, GA, Dan Ballew and partner Eric Drabiuk of Rockville Maryland; brothers, Larry Pearl and wife, Belinda of Union Star, Gerry Pearl and Terry Pearl of Maysville, Jerry and Kirby Renshaw of Skidmore and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Sherry is also survived by her three faithful canine companions, Hattie, Bo, and Quincy.

Cremation under the direction of Bram-Turner Funeral Home, Maysville. A Celebration of Sherry’s life will begin at 1:00 pm, June 17, 2014, at Bram-Turner Funeral Home in Maysville, MO. Memorial Contributions to Kendalwood Hospice are appreciated. Online condolences may be offered at www.bram-turnerfuneralhome.com.


Published Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10:50 am

Robert “Bob” L. Hunt, 63, of Columbia died Saturday, July 12, 2014. He died at home with his loving family.

Visitation will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, with military honors at 2 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.

Bob was born April 14, 1951, in Columbia, the son of L.B. Hunt and Anna Coleman Hunt. They preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were brother William Donald Breedlove and sister Ruth Breedlove Davison.

After graduating from Hickman High School in 1970, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he was trained in a Mechanized Infantry Unit and served in Germany for two years. Bob worked for Tincher Auto Service, Martin Auto Service and Albert Motors and retired from Fletcher Honda in fall 2013.

Bob and Michelle Houk married in Columbia in 1988.

Bob is survived by his wife, Michelle of the home; Kellie Ann Boyes (Davin), grandchildren Jake and Jaden of Independence; Nicholas Robert Hunt and partner (Michelle Hubbard), grandchildren Riley and Hailey of Lincoln. Bob is survived by brothers Bernard Hunt (Jan), Earle Breedlove and Eddie Breedlove (Linda), all of Columbia; and uncle to beloved nieces and nephews.

Bob was a lifelong resident of Columbia and enjoyed deer hunting, NASCAR and riding his Harley-Davidson.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warriors Project or Hospice Compassus in care of Memorial Funeral Home.

You may leave condolences at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Monday, July 21, 2014

Kary Lilburn Kabler, 68, died Friday, July 4, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

He is survived by his wife, Grayson Neate Kabler; and his sister, Kim Kabler Rootes.

Memorial contributions may be sent to National MS Society (Restricted to Research), 1867 Lackland Hill Parkway, St. Louis, Mo., 63146.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Monday, August 4, 2014

Zetta Elizabeth Bedsworth Burks, 97, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Columbia.

Private family services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Memorial Cemetery.

Zetta was born Oct. 12, 1916, in Callaway County to Lamar and Eva Atterberry Bedsworth. She was a graduate of David H. Hickman High School and the University of Missouri, Columbia. On May 8, 1959, she married Stanley L. Burks, and he preceded her in death. She retired from Mid State Distributing after thirty years of service.

Zetta is survived by her daughter Mannon L. Burks of Columbia; granddaughter, Tracey Sapp of Belleville, Ill.; great-grandson Cole Sapp of Columbia; nieces, Delores (Danny) Melloway and Elaine Wehmeyer of Columbia, Nancy (Robert) Thurston and nephew, Randy (Celia) McMullen of Greensboro, N.C.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Horizons Methodist Church, 1020 S. El Chapparral Drive in Columbia, where she was an active member until her health began to fail or to The Bluffs Memorial Fund, 3105 Bluff Creek Drive in Columbia, who provided exceptional care to her since 2009.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.nilsonfuneralhome.com.


Published Thursday, September 4, 2014

Larry Eugene Rouse, 73, of Waynesville, N.C., passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, in Columbia at a time and location to be determined.

A native of Columbia, he was a son of the late Charles and Mary Dey Rouse.

He was an alumnus of the University of Missouri and proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

In Columbia, he attended and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his children, Rashelle R. Young and her husband, Steven, of Aliso Viejo, Calif., and Laura S. Olson and her husband, Darcy, of Fargo, N.D.; siblings Charles W. Rouse and his wife, Jodi, of Charleston, S.C., William K. Rouse and his wife, Maria, of Anchorage, Alaska, Wallace Murray and his wife, Joyce, of Paso Robles, Calif., Whit Murray and his wife, Sandy, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Alice Callison and her husband, Joseph, of Houston, Texas; grandchildren Jaimeson C. Adam, Ashlynn D. Olson and Emmy June Olson; and the mother of his children, Bonnie Rouse.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.AshevilleMortuaryServices.com. 


Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Esther Annalee Ayers, 93, of Williams, Ariz., formerly of Columbia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.

Ann was born Nov. 25, 1920, to Edmund Milo and Elva May Stuckey Augspurger in Normal, Ill. On Feb. 28, 1943, she married Joseph B. Ayers in Bloomington, Ill. He preceded her in death in February 2007.

Ann graduated from the Mennonite School of Nursing in Bloomington, Ill., and worked at the Mennonite Hospital there as well as the University of Missouri Medical Center, Christian College and Ellis Fischel Cancer Hospital. She was a member of Northwood Baptist Church of Columbia.

Ann loved life and her home was always open to family, friends, visiting ministers, missionaries and college students for whom she loved to cook.

She is survived by her sons, Rodney Ayers of La Palma, Calif., and Steve Ayers of St. Joseph; daughter, Barbara Bach of Williams, Ariz.; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lois Shamer of Moorestown, N.J.; and one brother, Don Augspurger of Normal, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ruth Connor; brother, Dean Augspurger; and granddaughter, Tanya Ayers.

Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com.


Published Friday, August 29, 2014

John T. Barnes, 91, a longtime Columbia resident, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Wichita, Kan.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, also at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born in Hallsville on Sept. 14, 1922, to the late John T. and Virginia Stone Barnes. On Jan. 16, 1943, he married Mae Doty in Little Rock, Ark., and she preceded him in death.

John served in the U.S. Army in France in World War II and graduated with the help of the GI Bill from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s in agriculture. He spent his working career with the Missouri Farmers Association (MFA) and Shelter Insurance Cos.

He is survived by John T. “Jay” Barnes III (Shirley) of Wichita, Kan., and Robert Gene “Bob” Barnes (Susan) of Fair Grove; two grandchildren, Jason Lee Barnes (Rachel) of Springfield and Shanyn Mae Barton of Fair Grove; and two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Kaylin Barton of Fair Grove.

John also was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters.

Memorial donations in John’s name are encouraged by the family to the Columbia Humane Society, Kansas Humane Society or to the charity of your choice.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, September 21, 2014

Dorothy Walker Huddleston, 89, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, with interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born on July 4, 1925, in Mexico, Mo., the only child of Rose Francis Walker and William Morris Walker.

She married Jack Huddleston at First Baptist Church in Mexico. They shared 49 loving years of marriage before he preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1993.

She was a graduate of Mexico High School and attended William Woods College. She chose a career as a devoted mother and wife. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and valued her church family. She was active and served in many areas. Her church always was an important part of her life.

She will be remembered most as someone who loved her family and was interested in all their activities and lives, always living as a good friend and neighbor.

Thankfully, she led a rich and full life.

She will be sadly missed and deeply remembered by her daughter, Jacqueline Powers and husband BJ of Columbia; son, Rodney Huddleston and wife Pamela of Wildwood; and son, Michael Huddleston of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Jason Huddleston and wife Bethany of Four Seasons, Lori Headricks and husband Travis of O’Fallon, Matthew Huddleston of Wildwood and Bryan Huddleston and wife Holly of O’Fallon; six great-grandchildren, twins Grant and Drake Headricks, Hannah, Jack and Madison Huddleston, and Maya Rose Huddleston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Central Missouri Food Pantry or the Veterans Administration or First Baptist Church of Columbia.


Published Sunday, October 12, 2014

Walter Lige Jr., 58, of Columbia passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Millard Family Funeral Home, where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. George Lee Coleman Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Log Providence Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was born in Detroit, Mich., on Nov. 10, 1955, the son of Walter Lige Sr. and Earlee (Bynum) Lige. He was united in marriage on April 17, 2004, in Columbia to Marcella Blueitt, who survives.

Walter grew up in St. Louis, where he worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad and cooked at various area restaurants. After moving to Columbia, he worked for Columbia Public Schools and for the Jim Cook Construction Co.

Walter enjoyed good music and was a collector for many years. Walter loved his family and was a great fan of both the St. Louis Rams and the St. Louis Cardinals. Walter was a man of faith. He was a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Centralia, where he sang in the choir and participated in Mission and Bible study. He was in training to become a deacon.

In addition to his wife, Walter is survived by one daughter, Shemecca Morris of University City; one stepdaughter, Bridget Banks (David), and two stepsons, Alen Petty Jr. and Orlando Stemmons, all of Columbia; one sister, Mary “Tina” Goodman (Ronnie) of St. Charles; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Diane Taylor.

Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203. 573-442-7112. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.


Published Sunday, October 26, 2014

Jewell F. Burns, 70, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Columbia.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at 1st Assembly of God Church, 1100 N. Seventh St. in Columbia. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Church.

Jewell was born Oct. 12, 1944, to James Thomas and Ella Mable Wren Bledsoe in Ashland. She married Charles David Niederschulte, and had two children; he preceded her in death. For many years, she ran a cleaning service in Columbia.

She also was a fantastic cook and was known for her homemade fudge and rolls. She often would deliver food to people in need and cook for many church functions.

Jewell is survived by her son, Larry B. Niederschulte and wife Nancy of Grain Valley; daughter Melinda Niederschulte and husband Jerry Walters of Overland Park, Kan.; two brothers, Donald Bledsoe and wife Carol, and Robert Bledsoe and wife Sara; three sisters, Doris Crowley and husband Ray, Mary Lou Palmer, and Erma McColskey and husband Bob; grandchildren, Brandy and Ryan Niederschulte, Hunter Niederschulte, Brett, Paige, and Season Walters; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Bledsoe.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, Ernest Burns; two brothers, Ronald and Russell Bledsoe; and her parents John Thomas and Ella Mable Bledsoe.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia First Assembly of God Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Thursday, January 8, 2015

Jeryl Dean Yates Vaught, 94, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Columbia.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at First Christian Church in Columbia. Lunch will follow at the Fellowship Hall with burial services at Memorial Cemetery.

Jeryl Dean Yates was born in Smithville on Dec. 31, 1920. Her parents, Ruth Dean Martin Yates and Edward Charles Yates, raised her to appreciate family, friends and education. She attended elementary school in Smithville, moved to Jefferson City as a young girl and graduated from Jefferson City High School and Jefferson City Junior College. Because teaching was her passion, she attended Central Missouri State Teachers College for one year and taught in country schools in Platte City and Smithville, Mo., for two years. In 1962 she completed her education degree at University of Missouri.

While teaching, she met and fell in love with Richard Wayne Vaught. They married on June 13,1942, in Smithville. They lived in an apartment on the Plaza in Kansas City and she worked for Dr. Gimple, who delivered her first born. Their marriage lasted 70 years. She is survived by her children, Valerie Kent Brown, Julie Patterson Horton, David Richard Vaught and his wife Dawn; and four grandchildren, Lisa Davis, Adam Horton, Rachel Horton and Ellen Marie Tucker and her husband Ryan Tucker.

She was a sixth-grade teacher at Russell Boulevard School in Columbia, retiring after 22 years. She was beloved by her students. She remained busy after her years of teaching, volunteering at the Wardrobe, teaching summer school and playing bridge. She was a Sunday school teacher and a Deacon at First Christian Church and enjoyed her participation in the Coffman-Watson Circle. She was a Member of Retired Teachers of Columbia. She was a resident of Columbia Manor for her last three years.

Her family was her life and she loved her church and community. Those who loved her and those she loved surrounded Jerry.

Memorial donations may be made to the Coffman-Watson Group, First Christian Church.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Charles Walton, 69, passed away at home on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.

Celebrations of life are planned for a later date.

He was born Dec. 13, 1945, in Muskogee, Okla., but considered Columbia his home.

Charles received a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, master’s degrees from East Tennessee State University and University of Baltimore, and a doctoral degree from Florida State University.

Charles was professor emeritus and taught in the management department from 1988 to 2012 at Gettysburg College, where he advised student organizations, devotedly supported his students’ activities, and directed student internships to assist senior citizens with taxes and finances. He received several student-selected teaching and service awards, including two for outstanding faculty. He authored numerous academic publications and co-authored a case textbook. Charles also taught at Ball State University, Loyola College in Maryland and the University of Baltimore.

He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and served as a former chief of Section XI. He was a faculty and chapter advisor and house board member for the Gettysburg College chapter.

Charles was a licensed certified public accountant, certified financial planner and business consultant. He was a former member of the Army Reserve, Muncie Club, Gettysburg Rotary and the Adams County Council on Aging.

He was an avid reader, tennis player and golfer. He loved writing short stories, restoring furniture, cooking, college football, music and, most of all, spending time with his family and poodles. Charles was strongly committed to cancer research, bone marrow transplant education and donor programs, and to rights for students, women and the elderly.

He is survived by his wife, Spring Jenkins Walton; and family, Thornton Jenkins of Columbia, Beverly McBryde of Altamonte Springs, Becky Crawford of Nashville, Tenn., and Jim and Florrie Bonney Higgins of Potosi. He was predeceased by family members Ruby, Howard and Walton; Mickey Jenkins; and Maurine and William Lanier.

He will be missed by family, friends and many former students. Memorials are suggested to MDS research, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 E. Pratt St., Suite 1700, Baltimore, Md., 21202.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Carrie Lou Patrick, 93, of Kansas City, formerly of Columbia, passed away, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Corner Brook Place in Kansas City.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, where funeral services will follow at 12 p.m. with Bishop Lorenzo Lawson officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Carrie was born Sept. 17, 1921, in Columbia, the daughter of Frank Colbert and Barbara (Baker) Colbert. On Oct. 5, 1985, she was united in marriage to Charles R. Patrick, who survives in their home.

Carrie attended Frederick Douglass High School and worked for the University of Missouri for many years. Carrie was a dedicated foster grandparent, in addition to raising her own children and several grandchildren. She loved caring for others. She was a true giver. She loved cooking and having the house filled with family and friends. She was a longtime member of Second Missionary Baptist Church until her move to Kansas City.

In addition to her husband, who called her his “Sweet Petunia,” Carrie is survived by six children, Barbara (John) Smith of Kansas City, Tyrone (Mary Ann) Robinson of Great Falls, Mont., Tonette Lawson of Columbia, Crystal Gregory of Kansas City, Nathaniel Gregory of Columbia, and Ann Bowers of Kansas City; one brother, William (Rebecca) Colbert of Columbia; one sister, Ruth Colbert of St. Louis; twenty-three grandchildren; forty-six great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives, including great-great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Carrie was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Regina Robinson; one son, Phillip Robinson; and two sisters, Bessie Butler and Gertrude Crum.

The family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Heartland Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.


Published Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dr. Thomas R. Shrout, 95, of Columbia died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Lenoir Woods Community Center.

Dr. Shrout was born on Sept. 24, 1919, on the family farm in Eastern Jackson County. He was the son of Thomas J. and Bernice Ida Lee (Jones) Shrout.

On June 21, 1943, he married Mildred (Ray) Shrout, who preceded him in death in 2006.

Dr. Shrout graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence in 1937. In 1940, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. In 1943, he received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Lexington (Ky.) Theological Seminary, then known as College of the Bible.

He received a master’s degree in theology in 1949 and a doctorate of theology in 1954, both from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

While a seminary student, he was pastor of Crestwood (Ky.) Central Christian Church. As a doctoral student, he was pastor of First Congregational Church in Saugus, Mass.

After graduating from Harvard, Dr. Shrout was appointed New Testament assistant professor at the Missouri School of Religion in Columbia, a position he held until 1958, when he was appointed professor and president of the school.

In 1969, he became humanities division chairman at Culver-Stockton College in Canton. He retired from Culver-Stockton in 1984 and returned to Columbia for the remainder of his life.

Dr. Shrout retained his lifelong interest in agriculture and gardening. He was a member of the Men’s Garden Club, a longtime member of the Columbia Kiwanis Club and the First Christian Church, where he held various leadership positions.

He is survived by his two children, Martha Brown of Chicago and Thomas R. Shrout Jr. (Debra) of St. Louis; and four grandchildren, Lyla Brown of Chesapeake City, Md., Thomas R. Shrout III (Nichole Merkel) of St. Louis, Nancy Kraemer (Brian) of San Francisco and Rachael E. Shrout of West Hollywood, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests friends send memorials to the Older Adults Ministry or the Mildred Shrout Scholarship Fund both c/o the First Christian Church, Columbia.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Thursday, February 19, 2015

Irene Rimmer, 95, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Mexico, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born on Aug. 7, 1919, the daughter of Ella (Gilmore) and Jim Caruthers. Irene married Bill Rimmer on July 5, 1941, in Columbia. During their 55 years of marriage, some of their hobbies included square-dancing and volunteering at Regional Hospital. They were both members of the Cosmopolitan Club and Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughters, Janice Douglas and Patricia (Peter) Lazauskas; grandchildren, Nikol (Adam) Terrill, Brett Douglas, Mark Evans and Michael (Kim) Evans; ten great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Price Terrill; Taylor (Isaiah) Nava; Zsandor, Jaedon, McKinzee, Wrylee, Jaxzyn, Ehlee and Avree Evans; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William; three sisters; two brothers; and two sons-in-law, Darriel Douglas and John Evans.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Loving Care Hospice, 914 W. Main St., Bowling Green, Mo., 63334, or to Calvary Baptist Church, 606 Ridgeway Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Friday, May 8, 2015

Trevor Jackson Hourigan, 47, passed from his earthly life to join his heavenly Father on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Parker Funeral Service. A visitation will precede the service at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Columbia Cemetery.

He has fought a courageous battle with cancer for a year. Trevor was born in Columbia on Sept. 26, 1967, to Judi and Greg Hourigan, both of whom preceded him in death.

He is survived by his brother, Gregory Shawn Hourigan of Columbia, and his nephew, Hunter Hourigan of Kansas City.

He attended the University of Missouri, Columbia College and Southwest Missouri State.

He was employed in sales positions with Southwestern Bell, the Yellow Pages and Sysco Foods.

An avid Mizzou football fan, Trevor will be sadly missed by his band of “tailgate buddies.” Passionate about tailgating, Trevor would often arrive on game day six to eight hours before kickoff to secure their favorite spot. Highlighting his three decades of home game attendance was the invitation he received to sit on the sidelines with the team during Mizzou’s 2015 spring game.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published Sunday, June 28, 2015

Thornton Jenkins, 91, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015.

He is survived by his daughter, Spring Jenkins Walton of Columbia.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mickey Higgins Jenkins, and his son-in-law, Charles Walton.

In accordance with his wishes, memorial contributions may be sent to MDS research, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 E. Pratt St., Suite 1700, Baltimore, Md., 21202.

Online condolences may be left at www.Parkerfuneralservice.com.


Published in Kansas City Star on July 25, 2015

Henry A. Doenges, 70, passed away July 22, 2015, at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas.

Henry was born Sept. 22, 1944, to Faye Eugene and Elizabeth Carey Doenges in Moultrie, Ga. He was raised in Columbia, Mo. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and received an honorable discharge. On May 30, 1991, he was united in marriage to Nancy Rigg. Henry owned a pest control business in Arizona and Texas, worked for JC Nichols as a commercial painting contractor. He also served his community as Stanton County Township Clerk for nine years.

Henry enjoyed shooting and took pride in keeping his acreage well maintained. He had fun shooting hedge apples with his kids. He was an avid Chiefs fan. He had quite the life full of adventure, intrigue, and laughter and he is on to his next adventure.

Henry is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Pamela Eugene Yarborough, King Henry Doenges, and Max Douglas Doenges; 12 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and sister, Jane Kendrick.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 605 O'Neal Ave., Osawatomie, Kan. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial is in Osawatomie Cemetery.

To leave a special message for the family online, please visit PenwellGabelOsawatomie.com

Arr.: Penwell-Gabel Osawatomie Chapel, (913) 755-6500.


Published by CARUTH-HALE FUNERAL HOME,155 SECTION LINE,
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Carolyne Sue Culotti, 70, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died Sunday, September 6, 2015.

She was born May 10, 1945 to the late Gaylord & Marth (Ellis) McIlvain. Carolyne was a member of Christian Ministries Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Don Culotti and a brother Judd McIlvain.

She is survived by her daughter Christi-Ann Faith Baldwin & her husband Hal Miller; a brother Gary McIlvain & his wife Val; and a sister-in-law Herlinda McIlvain.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm Thursday, November 12, 2015 with Rev. Mark Adams officiating.


Added by Susan December 10, 2015

Dennis Maynard McGreer died at home in Bloomington on Dec. 9. He was born Apr. 1, 1945, in Iowa City, Iowa, to the late Maynard and Evelyn Wagner McGreer.

Dennis is survived by wife Susan Schooler of Bloomington; brother Jerry McGreer and sister Carol Camp of Texas; daughter Laura Mintz of Liverpool, England; and grandchildren Liya and Delilah Mintz, Parker McFarren, Nicolai and Alexis Núñez, and Jackson Busker. He was preceded in death by grandson Eli Mintz.

Dennis retired from Indiana University in July, 2014, where he had worked for over 30 years. He served on the faculty of the I.U. School of Music in the Secondary Piano department and later in the School of Music Administrative Offices. For many years he worked at UITS (University Information Technology Services) on the team that developed systems for the I.U. Libraries statewide. Prior to coming to I.U., he was a Russian linguist with the U.S. Army for four years.

Dennis was an accomplished pianist and teacher who passed on his love of music to countless students at I.U. and in the Bloomington community. He was known for his sense of humor and gentle character. He was an avid reader with wide-ranging intellectual curiosity. He enjoyed choral singing, international travel, languages, riverboats, and cats.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 P.M. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 3750 E. Third St., and will be followed by interment at the congregation cemetery located in Valhalla Memory Gardens. The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard is in charge of arrangements.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to honor Dennis' memory do it in one of the following ways: plant a tree in Israel through the Jewish National Fund; or make a contribution to the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, & Technology in Bloomington or the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, IN.


Susan R. Schooler
srschooler@gmail.com



Published Saturday, January 2, 2016

Floyd “Bill” Windsor Jr., 93, of Columbia went home to God’s beautiful heaven above on Dec. 30, 2015.

Funeral services will follow a Masonic service that will start at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the start of the Masonic and funeral services. Burial with full military honors will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Bill was born on Dec. 18, 1922, in Mineola to Floyd Bell Sr. and Mary Ettie Tate Windsor.

On Dec. 10, 1944, he married Carlie “Connie” Wells at Tyndall Field (now known as Tyndall Air Force Base) in Panama City, Fla., and she survives.

He attended the University of Missouri Engineering School and left to serve his country. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Forces, co-piloting a B-24 bomber during World War II. He retired as an iron worker with Local 396 of St. Louis and Local 10 of Kansas City. In his younger days, he was an active Sunday School teacher, special singer with his wife and occasionally filled in at the pulpit. He was currently a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Twilight Lodge No. 114, York Rite, Scottish Rite and a male member of the Order of Eastern Star. Our Pop was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Gerold “Jerry” Windsor of Hallsville; a sister, Ada Lee Stockley of Hartford, Ala.; six grandchildren: Pam Windsor, Stacie Windsor Friedrich (John), Debbie Windsor, Col. Jason Scott Windsor (JoEllen), Vecie Windsor, and Jonathan Paul Windsor (Mandi); seven great-grandchildren: Heather, Suzanne, Christine, Josh, Zackary, Nathan and Jonathan, Jr.; and many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Floyd “John” Windsor III and a sister, Irene Akers.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Salvation Army of Columbia, Oral Roberts Ministries or Samaritan’s Purse, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com.

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Maxine Shouse Thomas, 97, of Columbia went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 5, at Columbia First Assembly of God, 1100 N. Seventh St. Services will immediately follow the visitation at the church. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Thomas was born Sept. 4, 1918, in Buffalo, Mo., to Marion and Olie Finley Shouse.

On Sept. 12, 1942, she married Wayne Leon Thomas in Las Vegas. She attended Missouri State Teachers College in Springfield, graduating with a Bachelor of Music Education at Indiana State Teachers College, Indiana, Pa. Maxine was a devoted Christian, wife and mother, loved by many in the community. She taught vocal and instrumental music in several Missouri public schools.

Survivors include six children, Sharon Jouret (Joe) of Springfield, Judy Wright (Tim) of Columbia, Gary Thomas (Barbara) of Springfield, Steve Thomas (Marilyn) of Columbia, Mark Thomas (Joyce) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Pam Medina (Vince) of Springfield; 21 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne; an infant son, Kevin; six sisters, Lorene, Ruth, Mabel, Gayl, Doris and Carol; and one brother, Dwight.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First Assembly of God’s mission fund in honor of Maxine Thomas, 1100 N. Seventh St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com.

Published Monday, March 7, 2016

William D. Trumbower, M.D., 70, of Columbia passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Friday, March 4, 2016, after a battle with kidney cancer.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2016, at Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth Street. Service for the celebration of Dr. Trumbower’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at the church.

He was born June 1, 1945, in Oak Park, Ill., to William C. and Iola Trumbower. On Dec. 18, 1971, he married Eva Waring of Little Rock, Ark.

Bill, fondly known as Dr. T. or Trum by patients and colleagues, is an alumnus of Hickman High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 1971 and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University Hospital in 1975. Before entering private practice, he was a member of the MU Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty for two years. In 1979, he began his practice at Boone Hospital Center, and in 1995, joined Women’s Health Associates. He was board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and was an active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. After a career of more than 40 years in obstetrics and gynecology, he transitioned to Pela Cura Anti-Aging and Wellness in 2015, fulfilling his dream of working alongside his daughter, Elisabeth, to establish an integrated practice to treat men and women for hormone and endocrine imbalances and to promote patient health and wellness.

Throughout his career, Dr. Trumbower was honored with awards, including the Golden Apple Award for teaching excellence and the Russell Sheldon Award for Anesthesia. Locally, he was selected as one of Inside Columbia magazine’s favorite doctors for 2016 and one of the best authors of 2015 for his contribution to the book, “Stop the Thyroid Madness II.” From his perspective, his greatest professional achievement and honor was the privilege of administering care to his patients.

Bill’s interests included tennis, which he played with his doubles group nearly every Saturday from the 1980s to a month ago; youth soccer, which he coached for several years; and bicycling. In addition, he enjoyed walking, gardening and traveling with his wife, Eva. Bill was a loyal Mizzou football fan and tailgated with close friends and family for more than 40 years. He was an active member of Missouri United Methodist Church, and in 2015, he combined his love of helping others and his love of travel when he and Eva volunteered for a medical mission to Guatemala.

Friends and family of Bill know him as a kind, generous man, with an excellent sense of humor and a love, above all, for his family. His two granddaughters, Siri and Eliot, were the light of his life, and they loved playing with their grandpa.

In addition to his wife, Eva, of 44 years, he is survived by their daughter, Elisabeth Joan Trumbower; son, William Waring Trumbower and wife Eliza; grandchildren, Siri Claire and Eliot Elisabeth Trumbower; and sister, Mary Swearingen-Grant and husband Stephen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by brothers, Frederick and Charles Trumbower.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Missouri United Methodist Church, Dr. William D. Trumbower Memorial Fund, 204 S. Ninth Street, Columbia, Mo., 65201, or the charity of your choice.

Online tributes can be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Published Sunday, April 3, 2016

Melva S. Hagan, 98, of Columbia passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Boone Hospital Center.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 7, at Fairview Road Church of Christ, 201 S. Fairview Road. Celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Melva was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Vienna, Mo., the daughter of Charles David and Edith Mabel (Cordsmeyer) Snodgrass, who preceded her in death. She was married April 11, 1937, in Brumley to Albert Ross Hagan, who preceded her in death on June 25, 2009. She was an active member of Fairview Road Church of Christ, Resident Wives and University Extension Wives. Melva also was past chairwoman of Gray Ladies at the University Hospital and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Donald Ross Hagan and his wife, Mary Jane, of Sunrise Beach, and Randall Lee Hagan and his wife, Nita, of Crozier, Va.; one sister, Doris Jean Klein of Overland Park, Kan.; four grandchildren, Leanne Jane Hagan, Leslie Danielle West and her husband, Jim, Lindsay Gray and her husband, Brian, and John Roberts and his wife, Laura; six great-grandchildren who reside in Missouri, Cameron Scott Davis, Richley West, Christian West, Hagan West, Blane Gray and Evan Gray; and four great-grandchildren who reside in Alabama, Zachary, Alex, Sophie and Rachel Roberts.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Leroy Snodgrass and Irvin Snodgrass, and one sister, Louise Snodgrass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Fairview Road Church of Christ, 201 S. Fairview Road, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Online tributes can be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, June 5, 2016

Barbara Jean “Bobbi” Everitt, 70, of Columbia passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Memorial Funeral Home.

Bobbi was born in Columbia to Carl L. Hunt and F. Louis Hunt on Dec. 10, 1945. She worked in the insurance industry, where she met her husband, Chuck Everitt. They married on Feb. 5, 1977. In October 2000, they opened Award Pet Supply, which they ran together until they sold the business in 2014. It is now owned and operated as Lizzi & Rocco’s Natural Pet Market.

Survivors include her step-children, Todd Everitt (Paulette) of Columbia and Marcia Spruytte (Phillip) of Olathe, Kan.; sister, Carolyn Hunt; cousins, Randall Pollock (Dru) and Tom Rippeto (Ellen) of Columbia, Ellen Wood and Lori Hall (Dennis) of LaPlata, and Pat Pafford (Bill) and Glenda Moss (Jerry) of Texas; five grandchildre; and eight great-grandchildren.

Bobbi was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Brian Cook; her husband, Chuck Everitt; and cousin, Judy Perkins.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send donations to Second Chance.

Published Sunday, June 12, 2016

Jimmie Allen Daly, 72, of Holts Summit passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

Family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at Houser-Millard Funeral Chapel. Services will be held at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Entombment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City.


He was born on Feb. 20, 1944, in Columbia, the son of Robert and Marjorie (Siefert) Daly, who preceded him in death.

He was united in marriage on Nov. 5, 1987, in Jefferson City to Melba Jean Penberthy, who preceded him in death on Feb. 25, 2010.

He is survived by one daughter, Sherry Barnhouse, with her husband, Stuart, of Frisco, Texas; one son, James Daly, with his wife, Khan, of Millersburg; one brother, Freddie Daly, of St. Louis; two sisters, Betty Coleman and Jane Rhodes of Columbia; three grandchildren, Jason Barnhouse, Ryan Daly, and Cherish Daly; and three great-grandchildren, Brian Barnhouse, Briana Barnhouse and Kyden Daly. He was also preceded in death by one great-grandson, Scott Barnhouse.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Jefferson City Animal Shelter.

Arrangements are under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St., Jefferson City, Mo., 65109; 573-636-3838.

Condolences may be left for the family online at www.millardfamilychapels.com.

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Thomas William “Tom” LaHue, 64, of Columbia passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Boone Hospital Center.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 8, at Community United Methodist Church, with a celebration of life service to follow at 11 a.m. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Mount Horeb Cemetery in Sturgeon.

Tom had a true passion for the military and its purpose. He was a talented artist, an avid fisherman and, above all, a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bernice and Nora White LaHue; and two sisters, Sue Ellen McCubbin and Marie Michelle LaHue.

Survivors include his loving wife of eight years, Carole LaHue of Columbia; daughter Tara Shirer (Josh) of Nashville, Tenn.; son Malcolm LaHue; stepchildren Mark Wright, Nick Wright, Dawn Elias, Tracy Fuemmeler and Dan Wright; six siblings, Jackie Sakati (Sam), of Sterling, Va., Diane Signorello (James), of Bowling Green, Ky., Charles R. LaHue of Columbia, Steven P. LaHue (Ruth) of Columbia, Sherri Sweezer (Claude) of Clark and Robert M. LaHue (Cheryl) of Sturgeon. Tom has 11 grandchildren, a grandchild on the way and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggest memorial contributions can be made to the PET MO-Columbia organization (www.giftofmobility.org). Flowers can be sent to Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway.

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Linda Lee Kinney, 69, of Columbia passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, at her home.

She donated her body to the University of Missouri Gift of Body program and there will be no services.

Linda is survived by her husband of 36 years, James Kinney; one son, Erik (Robyn) King; her grandchildren, Tyler and Charley King; as well as her brother John (Pamela) Cunningham.

Share stories and condolences with the family online at www.heartlandcremation.com.

Published in Kansas City Star on Jan. 7, 2017

James C. Abraham, 76, of Kansas City, MO passed away January 2, 2017. All services will be held at the McGilley & Sheil Chapel; visitation from 6-8pm Mon., Jan. 9th and funeral service 10:30am Tues., Jan 10th. Burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

James was born June 10, 1940 in Kansas City, MO to James H. and Margaret (Lee) Abraham. He was raised in Noel, MO and graduated from Noel High School in 1958. James served his country by enlisting in the Army; stationed in Hawaii from 1960 to 1962. In 1964, James joined the Kansas City Fire Dept. as a Firefighter. He rose through the ranks to become a Battalion Chief, retiring in 2008. During retirement, James spent time with his family, fishing, traveling and enjoying his grandkids.

James is survived by his wife, Jean of the home; sons, James Ryan Abraham and Justin Abraham (Laney); brother, Danny Abraham; sisters, Barbara Daniel and Lamona Abraham and grandchildren, Jack, Maryn and Vivienne.

Donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011 or alz.org. Online condolences to www.mcgilleysheil.com. Arr: McGilley & Sheil Chapel, 11924 E. 47th St., Kansas City, MO 64133, 816-353-6555.    

Published Monday, January 9, 2017

David Poe, 71, of Columbia passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Boone Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery.

David was born on July 15, 1945, in Boone County, the son of Stanley and Mildred (Bennett) Poe.

A devoted father and caring friend, David loved farming at Poe Holler, trucking, family and friends. He was a joy to all that knew him and gave much love to his extended family and friends, especially the children. David also enjoyed his Harley rides, NASCAR, watching old western movies with his great-grandson, Brayden, traveling to historic locations and staying busy at the farm.

Survivors include his significant other, Annie Lusher, of the home; two sons, Martin Poe (Kelli Smith) of Columbia and Christopher Poe; one daughter, Lori Robbins (Lance) of Hallsville; two step-daughters, Jeannie Lusher and Zoe Williams-Osbon; one step-son, Daniel Collis; five brothers, Billy Poe, Tommy Poe, Ronnie Poe, Gary Poe and Roger Poe; 10 grandchildren, Carson, Ariel, Christy, Andrew, Paige, Aaliyah, Daniel, Nicholas, Mason and Bailey; and two great-grandchildren, Brayden and Amyira.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Anna Rybolt and Betty Bowen; and one brother, Raymond Poe.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital or the family of David Poe, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Bus. Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Thursday, February 2, 2017

Norma Lucille Bittle, 90, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at Parkside Manor in Columbia.

Services will be private for the family.

She was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Rosati, the daughter of Joseph Piazza and Lucille L. (Tessaro) Piazza, who preceded her in death.

Norma was a gifted beautician and worked for many years at Phillippe Beauty Shop. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts projects, fishing, traveling and playing cards. In her younger years, she enjoyed clogging, and in her later years, mall-walking.

Survivors include Norma’s two children, Duane Ederati of Columbia and David (Laura) Ederati of Lancaster, Pa.; two stepsons, Dale and Dennis Bittle, both of Springfield; two grandchildren, Eric (Kate) Ederati of Pennsylvania and Anthony Ederati of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Raymond Ederati and Lloyd Bittle; sister, Grace, and brother, Robert.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203; (573) 449-4153.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.

Published Friday, February 17, 2017

Mary Lou McCluskey, 95, a long-time resident of Columbia, died on Feb. 15, 2017 in Tucson, Ariz.

A private memorial ceremony will be held in Columbia at a future date.

She was born in Fulton on Jan. 21, 1922 to Robert C. Holliday and Fern Purl Holliday.

In 1941, Mary Lou married her high school sweetheart, W.C. “Mac” McCluskey. They were married for 72 years, until Mac’s death in 2013.

She moved to Columbia in 1934 when her father became senior pastor of Missouri Methodist Church. She graduated from Hickman High School, where she was elected homecoming queen. She attended the University of Missouri and was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.

Following World War II, Mac and Mary Lou lived in various places in Missouri, resettling in Columbia in 1956 where they lived until 2013. They had two daughters, Elizabeth “Libby” Lee Oldham and Nancy Ann McCluskey-Moore, both of whom graduated from Hickman High School and the University of Missouri.

Always a loving and supportive wife and mother, Mary Lou’s greatest joy came from her happy marriage, as well as her daughters and three grandsons. She delighted in their successes and provided a steady stream of comfort, guidance and kindness during the best and worst of times. Mary Lou’s vibrant, independent spirit and sweet nature will be greatly missed by her family, but her unstinting love will live forever in their hearts.

Her daughters; sons-in-law, Mark Neal Oldham and George Edward Moore; grandsons, Neal Robert Oldham and Brendan McCluskey Smith; and their wives, Kris Foulks Oldham and Sarah Yukiko Asaki, survive her.

Her husband and beloved grandson, Nicholas Matthew Oldham, preceded Mary Lou in death.

Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Carl Clement Wonneman, 73, of Fairfield, Iowa, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Parkview Care Center in Fairfield, Iowa.

Interment will be announced at a later date.

Carl was born to Virginia Lee Kellerhals Wonneman and Forrest Audrain Wonneman on May 27, 1943 in Mexico, Mo.

He graduated from high school in the state of California, and served four years in the United States Navy in the Underwater Demolition Program as a “Frog Man”. He received the degree of Master of Business Administration from the Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa, and was active in teaching Transcendental Meditation.

Carl is survived by his sister, Mary Christine Wonneman Levi (Donald) of Stockton; and brother, Forrest A. (Jack) Wonneman, Jr. (Roma) of Columbia.

Arrangements are being made by Pickering Funeral Home of Mexico, Mo.

Expressions of sympathy may be given at pickeringfh.com


Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Alma Fay Scott, 90, of Hallsville, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017 at South Hampton Place.

Alma was born Dec. 6, 1926 in Ashland, the daughter of Derby L. Martin and Estelle (White) Martin.


Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 5, at New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, in Ashland.

Alma retired from 3M after 15 years of employment. She was a homemaker and devoted to her family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Cathy (John) Rigsbee of Columbia; one son, Carl (Joan) Scott of Florida; one brother, Eddie Lee (Rachel) Martin of Ashland; one sister-in-law, Betty Martin of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Doris Fern (Robert) Calvin of Lee’s Summit; one granddaughter, Shari; and several nieces and nephews.

Alma was preceded in death by her parents, Derby & Estelle; her husband, Robert Scott; two brothers, Guy Martin and Jesse Leon Martin.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; (573) 449-4153.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.

Published Sunday, May 14, 2017

Donna Wayland Trice, 71, left us on Thursday, May 4, 2017 after suffering severe health issues for over 10 years.

Donna was entombed at Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at a private family service.

Donna was born on July 20, 1945 to her parents, Edgar G. Wayland and Ella C. Wayland, who proceeded her in death. She arrived in this world at Kelley Air Force Field in San Antonio, Texas at the time her father was training to be a Navigator during World War II.

Donna graduated from Hickman High School in 1963. She then attended Stephens College, the University of Missouri, and Central Methodist College. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority while attending Stephens College. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education in 1972, from Central Methodist College and taught kindergarten in Linn Creek, from 1972-1975. Donna lived in Columbia from 1975 until 1983.

She loved to work on political campaigns while in Columbia, including the late Jerry Litton and Supreme Court Justice Warren Welliver. She worked as a model and was in Elton John’s video for the song “I’m still Standing”, while residing in St. Petersburg, Fla. from 1983 until the time of her death.

Donna was an extremely creative artist and a seamstress. When she was 12 years old, she won the national competition hosted by Roy Rodgers and Dale Evans by submitting the cowgirl suit she created. She was honored nationally at an awards Ceremony.

She designed her own needlepoint patterns and occupied her time by her artistic passion. She was a talented sculptor, photographer, painter, and loved to make Christmas ornaments of beads and ceramics that are now family heirlooms. When she was able, she and William enjoyed traveling and time with friends. She attended Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church will growing up in Columbia. She was also a member of Girl Scouts as a young girl and her Mother Ella assisted as a troop leader.

She married William Conley Trice in 1977 and they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on March 18, 2017.

She is survived by her husband, William Conley Trice of St. Petersburg, Fla. William was the most dedicated husband any woman could imagine. He was a blessing to her during her extended 10-year illness and an advocate for her always; her daughter, Lisa Wayland Altschul of Columbia; and her grandchildren, Anastasia Rosella Boettcher of Columbia, Joseph Wayland Boettcher who is attending Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, and Louis William Boettcher of Columbia, and will be attending college this August.

Donna was very loved and cherished by us all, as we felt pain and empathy during the time of her extended illness. She will be cherished and sorely missed by us all. We keep solace in the fact she is free of pain, and walking in heaven.

Memorials can be sent to the American Heart Association in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, Missouri.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Major James Blueitt, 73, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2016 at University of Missouri Hospital.

Visitation was held Tuesday, May 16, funeral services followed at at Parker-Millard Funeral Service with Bishop Lorenzo Lawson, officiating.

Interment of ashes will take place at a later date.

He was born on August 5, 1943 in Columbia, the son of Fred Blueitt and Estell (Turner) Blueitt, who preceded him in death.

Major was employed at Columbia Brick and Tile until they closed. He then worked for Dialysis Clinic, Inc. of Columbia, retiring after nearly twenty years. Major was a friend to everyone he met. He lived his life to the fullest and on his own terms. He liked sports and fishing, but he loved people. His family and friends knew him by many names: Scrappie, Scooby, Louie and Old Player to name a few. He enjoyed spending time with his friends at the clubs in town. He was known to hang out at Tony’s Pizza for hours at a time.

He is survived by two daughters, Jeanetta Blueitt, Nicole Blueitt both of Phoenix, Ariz.; three brothers, Ernest (Joyce) Blueitt of Lakewood, Colo., Fred Blueitt, Bennie (Cythnia) Blueitt; five sisters, Marcelle Lige, Carrie (Elmer) Redden, Risa (Phillip) Warrick, Leneta Dixon, Patricia Blueitt; one aunt, Mary Catherine Turner, all of Columbia; and seven grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents Major was preceded in death by one daughter, Tracy Crum Williams.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; (573) 449-4153.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.

Published Aug 27, 2017

Lola Mae Mathis, 98, passed peacefully into the Ever After on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Lola will be celebrated with a service at Calvary Baptist Church on Sept. 1, at 10:30 a.m. with a reception to follow.

Lola graduated from Sturgeon High School. and Kansas City Business College. She became a gifted Office Manager in both public and private sector businesses.

She was active in leadership positions at Calvary Baptist Church with many friends. She was very artistic, creating many projects. Cards and other table games were loved by Lola as well as creative cooking. She published a cook book in 2004 with her favorite recipes.

She is survived by two sons, Lawrence Gerald and Clifford Jerome Mathis; one brother, Donald Winn; two granddaughters, Liz Boyles and Anise Foster; and six great-grandchi-ldren, Caleb, Bekah, Noah and Zach Boyles and Avery and Gus Foster.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Eldred; her parents, Curtis and Lady Bell Winn; two brothers, Lawrence Truman (Betty) and Curtis Winfred (Zeta).

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Calvary Baptist Church.

Published Aug 23, 2017

Hollis Winingear, 74, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 24, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Nashville Baptist Church. A memorial service will be Friday, August 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the church.

He was born Dec. 5, 1942 in Tebbetts, to Hollis Crews Winingear and May Burton Winingear, who preceded him in death.

He graduated from Fulton High School in 1961.

He married Rachel Taylor on Oct. 7, 1961.

He worked for Temple Stevens grocery store in Fulton, Columbia, and Moberly during and after high school. Later, he worked for Wilson’s Meat Company for 24 years.

He spent the last 30 years of his career with Ozark National Life Company. He and Rachel made lifelong friendships through the Ozark family. Hollis cared deeply about his clients and treated them as family. He and Rachel were able to travel the world with Ozark and made many lasting memories.

He played many sports throughout his life including high school football, Mid-Mo Baseball League “Columbia Stags,” Town & Country Bowling League, most of all, he loved golf and played throughout all of his life and most recently played in the $3 Club.

He also had a love of music. In his younger years, he played in a country music dance band, The Midnighters, and later in the Nashville Country Church Band where he played bass and sang vocals for almost 20 years.

He was a member of the Nashville Baptist Church for over 50 years.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Rachel; daughters Lisa (James) Scovell of Richmond, Vir., Holly (Brian) Gorden of Columbia; three grandchildren, Bailey, Brandt and Avery Gorden of Columbia; sister, Trellis Kemp of Fulton; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his six older brothers, Leon, Pete, Don, Shannon, Kenneth and Wesley Winingear.

The family would like to thank Parkside Manor and Hospice Compassus.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nashville Baptist Cemetery Fund or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Published September 3, 2017

Karen Sue Flickinger Brown, 72 of Columbia, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017, in Columbia.

Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Memorial Park Cemetery located at 2017 Business Loop, 70 West.

Karen was born on Oct. 28, 1944 in Bloomington, Ill. to James Harrison Flickinger and Pearl Nadine Sanders Flickinger.

On Feb. 9, 1990, Karen married John Brown at the Fulton Missouri Courthouse.

For 35 years, Karen worked for State Farm Insurance before retiring in 2003.

Karen enjoyed gardening, antiquing with her daughter, spending time at the family cabin at the Lake of the Ozarks and always enjoyed entertaining on birthdays and holidays.

Karen is survived by her husband, John Brown of Columbia; children, Keith Miller (Amy) of Columbia and Michelle Miller of Kingdom City; step-daughters, Michelle Bates of Georgia, Susan Brown of Missouri and Stephanie Howard of Michigan; grandaughter, Elaine Miller of Columbia; brother, James Harrison Flickinger, Jr. (Kay) of Monroe, La.; sister, Janet K. Flickinger Duggins (John) of Red Oak, Texas; nephews, David Flickinger (Jennifer) of Monroe, La. and Marcus Duggins (Amy) of Midlothian, Texas; nieces, Denise Flickinger Beach of Monroe, La.and Natalie Duggins Sutton (Bobby) of Red Oak, Texas; sister-in-law Cheri Wilson (Pat) of Fulton; and many aunts and uncles.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.  
   

 



 
 
 
 


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