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Those we love truly never die
Though year by year the sad memorial wreath--
A ring and flowers, types of life and death--
Are laid upon their graves.
Well blessed is she who has a dear one dead
A friend she has whose face will never change,
A dear communion that will not grow strange.
The anchor of a life is death.
There is no death, nor change, nor any ending.
Only a journey, and so many go
That we who stay at length discern the blending
Of the two roads, two breaths, two lives, and so
Come to the high and quiet knowledge that the dead
Are but ourselves, made beautiful instead.
 From, "Readings on the Philosophy of Death"
Author Unknown, from "Poetry For Verse Speaking Choir"
Arranged by, Helen D. Williams















































OBITUARIES COURTESY OF "THE COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE
William “Bill” Selby, Class of 1952, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015.

William “Jack” Tekotte, Class of 1941, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

Melvin “Mel” Chandler, Class of 1954, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015.

Donna Palmer Dunham, Class of 1955, passed away June 19, 2015, at Royal Springs Healthcare in Las Vegas.

Ted Cameron Snodgrass, Class of 1968, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, at his residence in Anderson, Missouri.

James F. Sanders, Class of 2006, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015, in Columbia.

Carrol T. Weaver, Class of 1947, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at KU Medical Center.

Joseph Nelson Bell, Class of 1945, passed away the morning of Saturday, May 30, 2015, at The Bluffs in Columbia.

Bruce Alan Homan, Class of 1973, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Vera G. Bennett Smith, Class of 1937, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Columbia.

Douglas Hedderich, Class of 1968, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015.

Alva N. Caruthers Jr., Class of 1948, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at his home in Columbia.

Joseph “Joey” D. Williams II, Class of 2011, passed away May 14, 2015, at his home in Columbia.

Robert A. Murphy, Class of 1948, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Harry S. Truman Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia.

Ira Davis, Class of 1970, died peacefully Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at St. Louis University Hospital.

Larry Andrews, Class of 1958, died Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Robert Thurston Level, Class of 1941, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015, at his home in Columbia.

Mary Helen Ballew Yoest, Class of 1941, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at The Bluffs.

Jennifer Absheer Varelans, Class of 1978, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015.

LaTamara Shonique Hammers, Class of 2010, Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Andrea Lynne Turner, Class of 2000, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015,

Lee “LeeWee” Marrs, Class of 1983, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at The Laurels in Hudsonville, Michigan.

Angela “Angi” Daniels Weithman, Class of 1971, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at her home in Columbia.

Thomas B. Howard, Class of 1957, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, at his home in Columbia.

Michael G. Harmon, Class of 1969, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, in St. Louis.

Allene A. Smith Johnson, Class of 1936, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Columbia Health Care.

Ronald Kent Rosson, Class of 1974, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Jennifer Lynn Herborn, Class of 1986, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 19, 2015.

Allean Lemmon Hale, Class of 1931, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Lenoir Woods Senior Living in Columbia.

Bryan William Johnson, Class of 1989, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.

Robert “Bob” Stuart Oliphant, Class of 1941, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, at his home in Columbia.

Doug Ballard, Class of 1971, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Columbia.

Mary Lee Proctor See, Class of 1938, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Leawood, Kansas.

James W. Smith, Class of 1973, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at home in Columbia.

Tracy Ray Castleman, Class of 1980, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Mary Mildred Crawford Hourigan, Class of 1932, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Neighborhoods in Columbia.

Jerry L. Knigge, Class of 1953, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, in Columbia.

Marcelle “Marcy” Atkins Myers, Class of 1962, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.

Lloyd F. Yoest, Class of 1941, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center.

Matthew Charles Moreau, Class of 2016, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Columbia.

Emily Gibbs McCaslin, Class of 1942, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at The Neighborhoods in Columbia.

Paul "Tom" Rutledge, Class of 1951, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Canton, Ohio.

Allen Dale Hoefelman, Class of 1962, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at his home in Clark.

Darlene Lucille (Bink) Driskill, Class of 1954, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015.

Louise Loyd Rhodes Dysart, Class of 1946, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.

Barbara Rae Barkwell Long, Class of 1962, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Columbia.

Cindy “Sam” Samuels, Class of 1975, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015.

Judd McIlvain, Class of 1960, passed away at his home in Woodland Hills, California, March 9, 2015.

Darrell Toalson, Class of 1970, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015.

Nancy Ellen Burnett, Class of 1966, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015, at her home in Columbia.

Larry Berkley, Class of 1969, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015.

Robert “Big Rob” Eric Lewis Jr., Class of 2009, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at his home in Columbia.

Everett “Henry” Perkins, Class of 1964, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.

Gale Lynne (Mantle) Merideth-Seip, Class of 1972, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

Anne Gaughan St. Cyr, Class of 1973, passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.

Robert “Bob” Harold Riley, Class of 1966, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

C.W. “Charlie” Hummel, Class of 1945, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at University Hospital.

Irene Caruthers Rimmer, Class of 1938, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Mexico, Missouri.

Viola Mae Woolery Ruttan-Robinson, Class of 1943, passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center.

Dorothea Ann Drane Dowler, Class of 1953, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.

Edward “Wayne” Calvin, Class of 1964, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at his home in Columbia

William R. “Rocky” Cagle II, Class of 1991, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at his home in Columbia.

Lowell Ray Crane, Class of 1957, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.

William C. “Pete” Roberts, Class of 1970, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.

Karl Alan Schweikert, Class of 1976, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Kansas City.

Daniel Weber Miller, Class of 1943, died February 1, 2015 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Robert Martin, Class of 1960, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

Jack D. Gilmore, Class of 1947, passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Columbia.

Johnnie Lee Wayland, Class of 1941, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

Donald C. Proctor, Class of 1942, passed away January 15, 2015, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Missouri.

Howard Eugene Smith, Class of 1956, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.

Michael Francis Eng, Class of 1965, passed away at his home in Columbia on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.

James Ray Coats, Class of 1969, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at his home in Houston, Texas.

George Earl Gibson, Class of 1946, died on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Bonnie Sue Cook Staats, Class of 1953, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at The Bluffs in Columbia.

Kenneth R. Mountjoy, Class of 1943, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at his home in Columbia.































Published Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Kenneth R. Mountjoy, 90, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at his home in Columbia. During this time he kept his wit and pleasant personality. He will be missed by all his family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7 from 5-7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will follow at New Salem Cemetery in Ashland.

Kenneth was born Jan. 13, 1924, in Ashland to Claudis Ralph Mountjoy and Stella M. Hinshaw Mountjoy. He attended school in Ashland until his junior year of high school and attended his senior year at Hickman High School, graduating in the class of 1943.

After graduation he joined the U.S. Navy and retired Nov. 1, 1967, with 20 years of service.

His early years of service were sea duty. In 1951, he was ordered to Paris, France, to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe when General Dwight D. Eisenhower was Supreme Allied Commanding Officer. He returned to the States in 1952 and was stationed at the Pentagon to Chief of Naval Operations OP-33, which was the hub of the organization.

His single days ended Aug. 7, 1954, when he married Dorothy (Onusko) Mountjoy in Perryopolis, Pa., at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.

In 1956, he received orders to Paris and was assigned to Military Assistance Program Mission, or MAGG. In 1959, he received orders to the Naval Air station in Kingsville. In 1963, he was ordered to Saigon, Vietnam. In 1964, he was ordered to Atsugi, Japan, Fleet Composite Squadron Five. In 1966, he returned to the Pentagon once again in the Office of Naval Intelligence, until his retirement in 1967. He served in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam.

After retiring from the Navy, Kenneth worked for Shelter Insurance Company for 18 years and retired in 1986.

He kept busy with Veterans Affairs and was very active in VFW Post 280 serving as Quartermaster, bingo worker and Chairman for a number of years. He also volunteered at Harry S Truman VA Hospital. He was a member of VFW Post 280, Life member of the Military Order of the Cooties — a fun organization under VFW serving veterans in beds of white — American Legion Post 202 in Columbia, Fleet Reserve Association, and TREA (The Enlisted Association).

Ken is survived by his wife of

60 years, Dorothy; son Larry (Norma Lea) and two step-grandchilden, MSGT (Ret) USMC Kenneth Voorhies (Evelyn) and Bobby Voorheis (Stephanie); three sisters, Sue Downey and Martha Nan Sapp of Ashland and Eddie LaVern McKim of Jefferson City; one brother, Joe Mountjoy of Columbia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was preceded in death by an infant daughter; his parents; and three sisters, Mary Francis Lewis, Jane Richardson and Dorothy Nichols.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Sacred Heart Church, The Columbia Humane Society or charity of your choice. Tributes can be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bonnie Sue Cook Staats, age 79, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at The Bluffs.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born on April 7, 1935, in Rocheport.

Bonnie married Wallace Staats on May 14, 1955; he preceded her in death on May 14, 2000. Bonnie was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed tending to her garden and spending quality time with her family.

Survivors include her three sons, John (Kris), Joe (Michelle) and Jeffrey; four grandchildren, Amber, Cole, Caitlin and Tyler; and three great-grandchildren, Landon, Logan and Lucas.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Published Friday, January 9, 2015

George Earl Gibson, 86, died on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Boone Hospital in Columbia with his family by his side.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Graveside services will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born July 22, 1928, in Boone County to Aubrey and Anna Rebecca (McCown) Gibson.

He was a 1946 graduate of Hickman High School. He was a member of the Kewpie football team for three years. In June 1946, he joined the U.S. Marines. He was honorably discharged in January 1949. He attended the University of Missouri. He was employed by American Optical and the city of Ashland. He loved hunting and fishing.

He is survived by a first cousin, Celeste Davidson (Jack) of California; first cousin Larry McCown (Dee) of Rifle, Colo.; cousins Karen Loyd-Minear (Bobby), Will and Sam Minear all of Edina, Norma Loyd of Ashland, Charlene Loyd of Jefferson City; and many more cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Virgil Vestal.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Southern Boone County Public Library, 109 N. Main St., Ashland, Mo., 65010.

Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015

James Ray Coats, 63, of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at his home in Houston, Texas.

Memorial and services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Bonnie officiating.

Mr. Coats was born Jan. 31, 1951, in Columbia to Mae Emalyne and Marion Aubrey Coats.

He married Luz Caval on Oct. 14, 1989, in Buena Park, Calif., and she survives.

He attended Mizzou but was drafted for the Vietnam War. After returning from tour, Jim worked as a cattle herdsman until continuing his education at Linn Tech. He later worked for Shell Oil Co. until he became a private contractor. During his career and life, Jim gained many friendships and loyalties with his love of stories and hearty laughter.

Survivors also include one son, Johannes Lonaker; two daughters, Kimberly Coats (a Texas A&M graduate) and Atalie Coats, of Houston; two brothers, Jerry Coats and John Coats; and one sister, Bonnie Martin, all of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Thompson.

Memorials are suggested to Bethel Baptist Church, 201 E. Old Plank Road, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Published Friday, January 16, 2015

Michael Francis Eng passed away at his home in Columbia on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. He was 67, and evidently he was needed on the other side to liven things up a bit.

Per Mike and his family’s wishes, there will be no service. Rather, Mike’s family and friends will celebrate his too-short but well-lived life at a date to be determined in the near future. Mike asks that you stop by and retell the stories that he can no longer tell.

Born May 6, 1947, in Carroll, Iowa, Mike spent a fair portion of his childhood getting into mischief with the help of his brother, cousins and childhood friends “the Mork boys.” When his mother became the director of nurses of the University of Missouri Medical Center in 1960, Mike moved to Columbia and began the eighth grade at Jefferson Jr. High School, where he managed to find entirely new forms of mischief, until his graduation from Hickman High School in 1965. Mike attended the University of Missouri and was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, and he served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1966-1972.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he was a spiritual leader, manager and star pitcher of the Stein Club softball team on the City League circuit. Mike led this merry band of talented misfits in regular and heated match-ups against their classic rivals: the Harpo’s “Biters” and Otterville All Stars.

In the early 1970s, he and a business partner purchased the Gladstone, a popular local road house, which they ran successfully for many years. After retiring from insurance and real estate sales, Mike grew fond of trading harsh Missouri winters for the warmth and beaches of Naples

Known to many as “Moe,” Mike was not a saint and would not want to be remembered as one. He was, however, a selfless and free spirit who, after a life filled with laughter, challenges and more laughter, didn’t take himself too seriously. In the short time since his passing, Mike is already remembered as a skillful storyteller with a boundless sense of humor. Those who heard his unmistakable raspy laugh could be assured Mike was nearby, flashing his infectious smile and telling a new joke or story, or simply recounting an old one that was somehow more entertaining than the version he had told before. Mike had a unique ability to make anybody from any walk of life feel like an old friend, and he leaves a 67-year trail of generosity, compassion and laughter.

He was unconditionally devoted to his family, in particular to his nephew Matthew, who was his regular Saturday sidekick at Booches, Murray’s and other Columbia institutions. In this role, his absence will be most deeply felt.

Mike is survived by his brother, Patrick Eng; his sister-in-law, Mary Del Eng; and his nephew, Matthew Eng, all of Columbia; his niece Jennifer Eng and nephew Allen Russell, Jr., both of Kansas City; and by many other family and friends too numerous to list.

Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Eng Elliott; his step-father, James Elliott; and his two beloved and loyal dogs, Zach and Coon.

Though not necessary, for those who feel compelled to send flowers, the family asks that you instead make a donation to Alternative Community Training (www.actservices.org).

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


Published Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Howard Eugene Smith, 77, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, with his children by his side. His beloved wife, Carolyn, passed away just one day before on Saturday, Jan. 10.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the funeral home.

Howard was born in Fulton on Oct. 13, 1937, to Harold and Mary Smith. After the passing of his mother, his stepmother, Anna Elouisa, lovingly helped to raise him. He was the youngest of four children and grew up surrounded by many cousins who were like siblings.

He married the love of his life, Carolyn Andrews, on Aug. 28, 1956. Howard was the loving father to three children, loving grandfather to four and loving great-grandfather to one.

Howard lived the majority of his life in Columbia. Howard served his country in the U.S. Navy from June 12, 1956, through Feb. 28, 1966. After his service, he continued to serve his community by being an active member in both the Sunrise Optimist Club and Twilight Lodge No.114 AF&AM He also was a devout member of Olivet Christian Church.

Howard was a long-time employee of GTE. He also spent time driving over the road for RPS. Howard was also the proud owner of Howard’s Upholstery, loving his work of crafting and handiwork.

Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sue Smith; his parents, Harold and Mary Smith; his stepmother, Anna Elouisa Smith; his sisters, Helen Louise Smith and Isabell Holiman (Jack, deceased); and his brother, Harlan Ritchie Smith (Gerry).

He is survived by his children, Mary Ann Gruender (Joe), Steven Smith (Rhonda) and Linda Smith; his grandchildren, Robbie Hall (Shelli), Lisa Ward (AJ), Jason Gruender (Bridget) and Jessica Ketsenburg (Jonathan); and his great-granddaughter, Lydia Gruender.

Howard was a loving man who gave of himself for the sake of others. His legacy will live on through the lives of his children and grandchildren, the life lessons he shared, his love for John Deere and Jack Daniels collectibles, and his sweet tooth for chocolate-covered cherries.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2015

SEDALIA — Donald C. Proctor, 91, of Sedalia, Missouri, passed away January 15, 2015, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.

Don was born January 13, 1924, to Roy G. Proctor and Martha A. Crane in Columbia, Missouri.

Don graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia and attended the University of Missouri, receiving his bachelor degree. Following that he attended Washington University, receiving his medical degree. His surgical residency was at the University of Oklahoma. Don attended the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin, receiving a degree in Meteorology. Following his meteorology training, he joined the Army Air Corps flying through hurricanes assisting naval ships during World War II. After his military service he returned to Sedalia and began his medical career in 1953, retiring in 1989.

Don was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Phi Beta Kappa, first president of Sunrise Optimist, youngest physician to be chief-of-staff at Bothwell Regional Health Center, first doctor to serve on the hospital's board of trustees, president of Pettis County Medical Society, served as Secretary, Vice-President and President of State Fair Community College Board of Trustees from 1966 through 2002, and served on the college foundation board. The college library now bears his name.

Don is survived by his wife, Janet; and children, Steve Proctor (Angelia), Tim Proctor, Ann (Steve) King, Julia (Kim) Whaley, Dawn (Steve) Elliott, Matt Proctor (Linda), Kyle (Roxanne) Herrick, Ben Proctor (Jen), and Elizabeth Proctor; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Lee See; and a brother, Cecil Hackley. Don was preceded in death by his parents and twin sons, Tom and Mike Proctor.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, January 16, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Heckart Family Center.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with inurnment to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. Father Mark Miller will officiate.

The family suggests contributions to Sacred Heart Church, Donald C. Proctor Library, or Missouri Veterans Home Unit D in Warrensburg.

Published Sunday, January 25, 2015

Johnnie Lee Wayland, 91, of Columbia passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 30, and a celebration of life including a Masonic ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at Parker Funeral Service.

Johnnie was born Oct. 22, 1923, in Columbia to John W. and Anna B Wayland. He married Lucille Comer on Oct. 4, 1962, and she survives.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1941. At 19 he entered the Army and was assigned to the 86th Black Hawk Division, 331st Field Artillery, Battery A. He served in both the European and Pacific theaters of operation.

He was a loyal friend to his buddies. Many of the friendships stemmed from early childhood through grade school, Hickman High School and World War II, until their final passing, one by one.

Each year, Johnnie looked forward to a reunion with his Battery A buddies that shared a bond of love and friendship unlike any other.

He established Wayland Flooring Co. installing resilient flooring and suspended ceilings in residential and commercial buildings.

In 1965, he sold the flooring company to join his wife full time in the operation of Lucille’s Yarns and Fabrics. Later he was employed at the Boone County Assessor’s Office.

Upon retirement he spent several years transporting cars for Bob McCosh Chevrolet.

Johnnie was a member of VFW Post 280, and the Twilight Lodge for over 50 years as a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. As a Shriner he was one of the original members of the Shriner’s Motor Patrol.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille, of Columbia; a son, Keith Wayland and wife Cheryl Mason and three step-children, Vicki Nerenberg, Randy Comer and Sonny Comer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mable Coats; and brother A.C. Wayland.

Memorials can be given to The Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

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

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Jack D. Gilmore, 85, of Columbia passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Columbia.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Entombment will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jack was born on May 15, 1929, in Boone County, the son of Mamie (Bradley) and Harry Gilmore.

Jack married Bessie Olsan on March 6, 1955, in Columbia. He spent his entire life in the Boone County area and was a member of IBEW Local 257. Jack served during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. Jack enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie; sons, Mark (Emily) Gilmore and Kevin Gilmore; grandchildren, Justin (Pam) Gilmore, Courtney Gilmore, Collin Gilmore, and Joshua Gilmore; sister, Peggy (Jack) Rhoades; brothers, James (Betty) Gilmore and Bradley Gilmore.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Margaret Wood, Forestine Wallace and an infant sister, Meddy Lorraine Gilmore; and one brother, Albert Ray Gilmore, Sr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, February 1, 2015

Robert Martin, 72, of Columbia passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at Compass E-Free Church in Columbia with visitation one hour prior.

Robert was born on March 5, 1942, in McBaine to Robert and Vicki Martin.

He married Glenda Carlos, and together they had two children, Dawn Ellen Carter and Eric Martin, and one grandson, Lucas Carter, and all survive. He also is survived by his brother, Boyd (Bonnie) Martin, and his sister, Ruth Martin.

He worked for Mueller’s Florist and later Laris’ Florist.

He retired from Academic Support Center at the University of Missouri in 2003.

Published by Day and Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 East Third St, Bloomington IN 47401
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Daniel Weber Miller
January 24, 1926 - February 1, 2015
Obituary

Daniel Weber Miller died February 1, 2015 in Bloomington at the age of 89 from complications related to Parkinson's Disease. He moved to Bloomington in 1951 as a postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University (IU), rising to full professor in 1962. For almost forty years, he was a dedicated teacher and researcher in the IU Department of Physics, and provided outstanding service to the university in a wide range of leadership roles. He was also a dedicated community member, wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, role model and mentor, and beloved by all who knew him.

Miller was raised in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from high school at the age of 16, attended two years of college at the University of Missouri and then entered the U.S. Navy in 1944 at age 18 during World War II. After graduation from radar school at Navy Pier in Chicago as the #1 student in his class, he was chosen to be a fire-control radar instructor until his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1946. He returned to the University of Missouri where he completed a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1947. He then attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, receiving his Ph.D. in Physics in 1951. Miller's first-author paper describing his doctoral research was one of five significant papers on Nuclear Physics selected to represent the year 1952 in the American Physical Society's anthology, "The Physical Review: the First 100 Years." His research results on low-energy neutron total cross-sections led directly to the development of a prominent early model of the atomic nucleus, the "cloudy crystal ball model," which was the basis for the optical model of nuclear reactions and is still in use today.

Dr. Miller's research at Indiana University began when he arrived in 1951, using the original Indiana University cyclotron. He and his Ph.D. students studied nuclear elastic and inelastic scattering from light atomic nuclei. He extended this research over five summers at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Cyclotron, where he also served as a consultant, and then later at the IU Cyclotron Facility.
Miller was a devoted teacher at Indiana University. Beginning in 1952 he taught courses at the 100-600 level, with special emphasis on 100 level courses and was described by some of his students as their best teacher ever. He was known as an excellent teacher of non-science majors. In addition, seven students received Ph.D. degrees under his supervision during the period when the most active research was underway at the Indiana University cyclotron.
In addition to excellence in teaching and research, over the last thirty years of his career at IU, Miller provided leadership in numerous positions including as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1962-64, Acting Chair of the Physics Department, 1964-65, and Associate Dean of Research and Advanced Studies, 1972-73. He served on numerous IU committees, including the University Faculty Board of Review and the University Science Advisory Committee.

In 1965, as Acting Chair of the Physics Department, Miller played a transformative leadership role for the IU physical sciences co-chairing the successful proposal to the National Science Foundation for a Center of Excellence grant to IU. This grant had an extraordinary impact on IU's physical sciences program in the breadth of its support, including funds for a new cyclotron, which became the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility (IUCF), a computer science department, and additional faculty for the physics and chemistry departments. Miller then served as co-principal investigator for the construction of the new Indiana University Cyclotron Facility (IUCF), then as the IUCF Associate Director from 1971 to 1979, and Co-Director from 1979 to 1986. During this period, the IUCF's position as a major international center of nuclear physics research was further strengthened. Miller took formal retirement from IU in 1991 but continued to do research at the IUCF for several years thereafter.

Another area where Miller provided outstanding service was intercollegiate athletics. He was a member of the Indiana University Athletics Committee from 1968 to 1978, and served as Chair of the Committee and the IU Faculty Representative to the Big 10 conference and the NCAA from 1973 to 1978. He chaired the successful search committee for the new IU Athletic Director in 1974. At the Big 10 level, he was one of the authors of new Big 10 academic progress requirements for athletes that went into effect during his term. He was made an honorary "I Man" and awarded the Bill Orwig Medal in 1978.

In 1991, in recognition of his distinguished service in so many areas, Miller was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for the Indiana University Bloomington campus.

On a national and global level, Miller was a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), Chairman of the Publications Committee of the Nuclear Physics Division of APS, and a member of the APS Publications Committee, the Bonner Prize Committee, the Resources Committee of the Division of Nuclear Physics Board of Directors of the Midwestern Universities Research Association and a delegate to the Argonne Universities Association.

Miller was part of a highly academic family. His father was a university professor and Dean of Agriculture at the University of Missouri and his mother was one of the first women awarded a Master's degree in Botany. His two brothers (at the University of Wisconsin and Cornell) and his brother-in-law (at the University of Illinois) were all professors of physics. Miller's older sister, Elisabeth M. Hanson, aged 97, published a book last fall on the ecological and anthropological history of the central plains of Illinois, pursuing the generations-long interest of their parents in the agriculture of the Midwest. One surviving nephew, Andrew Hanson of Bloomington, is an emeritus professor of Computer Science in the School of Informatics and Computing at IU, and former chair of his Department, following in his uncle's footsteps.
Miller was a devoted family member. Upon his graduation from the University of Missouri in 1947, he married Carolyn Hunt and together they raised two children, Deborah and Douglas. Among their activities in Bloomington, they were charter members of St. Mark's Methodist Church, in the early days holding Sunday school classes in the basement of their home. When Carolyn died in 1979, Miller carried on with great fortitude until he met and married Kathryn Collier Johnson of Bloomington on May 12, 1985. Over almost thirty years of marriage, they were the beloved heads of their shared family of six children, ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. They were also active in the Bloomington community, including WonderLab and the First Presbyterian Church.

Kathryn Miller preceded him in death on March 17, 2013. He was also predeceased by his older brothers Edward and Robert. Miller is survived by his sister, Elisabeth M. Hanson; his children, Deborah (Gerald Gowan) Miller and Douglas Miller; his step-children, Linda (Dave) O'Rell, Karen (Jim) McMorran, Tara (Tess) McKibben, Jay (Kris) Johnson; ten grandchildren, Devon Miller-Gowan, Darien Miller-Gowan, Jennifer McClellan, Elaine O'Rell, Rhonda (Wayne) Elks, Beth (Eric) Salesky, Andrea McMorran, David Andrew (Autumn) McKibben, Phillip (Maria Siriano) Johnson and Leslie Johnson, nine great-grandchildren and 28 nieces and nephews.

Those who knew and loved Dan Miller will always remember his great appreciation of life and learning; his care and thoughtfulness as a family member, friend, role model and mentor; his appreciation for peoples of all background and cultures; his extensive world travels; his love for music and his own playing of the harmonica and the piano; his long-time enjoyment of ham radio (with call letters KQ91), and his support of the ham radio chapter at IU; his love for the theatre; and his passion for IU sports of all kinds.

A memorial celebration service for the life of Daniel Weber Miller will be held at 1:30 PM on Saturday, April 25th, at the First Presbyterian church in Bloomington, Indiana. Donations in his memory may be made to the IU Physics Department, the Bloomington WonderLab (science discovery museum), and the First Presbyterian Church of Bloomington.

Published Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Karl Alan Schweikert, 56, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Kansas City.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Woodcrest Chapel. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Memorial Funeral Home.

Karl was the owner and operator of Titan Insurance of Columbia. He was a true entrepreneur with many successful business ventures in his lifetime. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children, and with his dog, Titan.

He enjoyed flying his Cessna 210 turboprop. Karl and Diane especially loved traveling and watching their sons play the sports they love.

He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his life partner, Diane; his three sons, Eric (28), Alex (15) and Karsen (12); one brother, Kevin (Rebecca) Schweikert; two sisters, Jan (Larry) Curry and Karen (Eddie) Aitkens; numerous nieces and nephews; and his dog, Titan.

Karl was preceded in death by his parents, Janie and Joe Schweikert; and one brother, Kenny Schweikert.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alex and Karsen Schweikert College Trust Fund.

Published Tuesday, February 3, 2015

William C. “Pete” Roberts, 62, of Ashland, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, surrounded by his family after a short illness.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery.

Pete was born Aug. 8, 1952, in Columbia to William E. “Bill” and Wanda F. Chick Roberts. He married Lynda Babcock on May 11, 1974, in Columbia, and she survives.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1970. Pete worked for C & C Construction for 25 years, retiring in 2006.

Pete was a lifetime member of Whitetails Unlimited. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Pete enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife, Lynda; a son, Michael (Jessica) Roberts of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Janette (Shawn) Nichols of Hartsburg; a sister, Elaine Goodwin of Columbia; two grandchildren, Kale Nichols and Trent Nichols; a third grandson expected in June; a sister-in-law, Charlene Roberts; niece, Jennifer Lemley and nephew, Benjamin Goodwin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Danny Roberts.

Memorials may be given to a charity of donor’s choice to help children in need or the Buddy Pack Program at the Central Missouri Food Bank.

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

Published Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lowell Ray Crane, 75, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Internment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Lowell was born on June 5, 1939, in Columbia, to Rexford and Helen Crane. He enjoyed everything cars: fixing them, racing them and tearing them up again. He had a great love for his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his sister, Sylvia; his brothers, Larry and Jerry; his children, Theresa and her husband Eddie, Cheryl and her husband Jeff, Steven, and Tela and her husband Robbie; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Rexine; and his brother, Jimmy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to American Heart Association.

Published Monday, February 23, 2015

William R. “Rocky” Cagle II, 42, passed away at home on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Campus Lutheran Church. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Rocky was born Feb. 11, 1973, in Columbia to William R. “Rocky” Cagle and Laura Matney Cagle. He is survived by his mother, Laura, and his best friend, Bear. Other survivors include one brother, Joey; one sister, Michelle; his grandmother, Virgie; two nieces, Arianna and Nicole; two nephews, Cody and Darrion; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father in 2011.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family care of Nilson Funeral Home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.nilsonfuneralhome.com

Published Friday, February 13, 2015

Edward “Wayne” Calvin, 69, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at his home in Columbia after courageously battling pancreatic cancer for the past seven months. By his side were his former wife, Sylvia, and loving companion Marjorie Audsley.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born in Columbia on July 7, 1945, the son of Violet (Jesse) and Walter Calvin, both of whom preceded him in death.

Wayne spent his entire life in Boone County in and around Columbia and was an active member of Olivet Christian Church. Wayne was a 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Columbia Elks Lodge No. 594 and a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Wayne spent many hours volunteering at various community events and for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 280 in Columbia.

Wayne had many interests and hobbies, including restoring and repairing Maytag gas engines and racing miniature remote cars and mini sprint cars. One of his first paying jobs was at O.T. Morton’s gas station. He also worked for Peabody Coal Co. and Good Trails Motorcycle Shop, among other places, and was well-known to most of Columbia’s auto and engine repair shops. In 2007, he retired from Boone Hospital, where he worked in the facilities maintenance department for many years.

His lawn mowing and small engine repair kept him busy after retirement, and he was known to Columbia’s auto dealers as a connoisseur of quality cars. He had a great passion for Harleys, Corvettes and his pickup trucks, which were always shiny.

He had a gift for diagnosing and repairing almost anything with an internal combustion engine and could often be found customizing — for himself and others —motorcycles, cars, lawn equipment and almost any other motorized vehicle.

He is survived by his companion and friend, Marjorie Audsley; his longtime friend and former spouse of 28 years, Sylvia Schieszer of Columbia; sister, Christina Sweatman of Ashland; niece Monica SueEllen Whitlatch of Hallsville; grandnephews, Bryce and Blake; nephew J.C. (Barb) Calvin of Columbia; grandniece Rebekah Broadus of Columbia; great-grandnephew Tyler and great-grandniece Mercedes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

Published Sunday, February 22, 2015

Dorothea Ann Drane Dowler, 79, of Clemson, S.C., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.

She was born May 16, 1935, in Columbia, the daughter of Oren Glenn and Anna Semon Drane.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Clemson United Methodist Church in Clemson, S.C.

Survivors include her husband, Bill; sons, Paul (Keli), David (Sarah), Michael (Connie); grandson, Jackson; and two brothers, Gene Drane and Wallace (Shirley) Drane of Columbia.

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Viola Mae Ruttan-Robinson, 90, of Columbia passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center surrounded by her family.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Viola was born on Oct. 17, 1924, in Columbia, to John and Anna (Smothers) Woolery. She married Clyde A. Ruttan of Columbia on Dec. 25, 1947. He preceded her in death.

Viola was of the Methodist faith and attended Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church. Viola worked in clothing businesses in Columbia and enjoyed traveling. She took great pride and love in caring for family and friends. Later in life, Viola married Robert J. Robinson of Columbia. He also preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Stephen Ruttan and his companion, Sharon Raffety, of Columbia; her step-children; her step-grandchildren; several nephews and a host of friends.

In addition to her parents, Viola was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Woolery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to American Diabetes Society.

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 Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

C.W. “Charlie” Hummel, 89, died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at University Hospital.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.

Charlie was born Jan. 26, 1926, in Boone County to Louie and Lucy Hummel.

He married Dorothy Pearl Nichols on Oct. 17, 1946, and was married until her death on Dec. 10, 2005. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, a City of Columbia firefighter, a member of and past Master of Twilight Masonic Lodge 114 AF&AM, and a member of Moolah Temple Shriners.

Charlie was a compassionate man and is survived by two sisters-in-law, Doreen Nichols and Winona King; two brothers-in-law, B.J. Nichols and Carl E. Nichols; several nieces and nephews; and the most recent love of his life for nearly eight years, Mary Jane Nichols.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a brother; and a sister, Martha May Coats.

He loved dearly and was dearly loved. Rest in peace, Uncle Charlie.

Memorials can be given to Twilight Masonic Lodge 114.

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

Published Friday, February 20, 2015

Robert “Bob” Harold Riley, 67, went to his heavenly home Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, with his family by his side after a difficult battle with Muscular Dystrophy. His love for God, his family and his friends were the greatest treasures in his life.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Christian Chapel in Columbia on Saturday, Feb. 21. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a service to follow at 1 p.m.

Bob was born to the late Edward Harold and Laura Ruth Riley of Columbia on Feb. 17, 1948. He was a trade school graduate during his apprenticeship while becoming a Union Pipefitter with Local 562. He was a valuable member of Christian Chapel and served in many ways, including years of service as a Youth Sponsor and Board Member. Bob was a veteran short-term missionary and served on 19 different mission trips outside of the United States.

Bob enjoyed camping, riding motorcycles, playing softball, playing cards with dear friends and many other hobbies and activities. He was respected as a leader in the construction community, serving as a foreman on projects, demonstrating a strong work ethic and being a man of his word. Not only was Bob a short-term missionary, but he was a friend to many missionaries with a very generous heart toward those he loved.

Bob married his best friend, Retta Sue Geisler Riley on Feb. 23, 1968.

He is survived by his wife, Sue, of Columbia; his three sons, Brad (and Beth) of O’Fallon, Kurt of Columbia and Scott (and Ginger) of Columbia; seven grandchildren, Brennan, Blake, Blair, Emma, Alex, Sophia and Aiden; his sister, Sharon (Rosendo) of Columbia; and by many nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins and very dear friends who are like family.

Bob was proceeded in death

by his mother, Laura Ruth Riley and his father, Edward Harold Riley.

Memorial contributions can be made to Christian Chapel designated to the Riley Missions Fund.

Published February 18, 2015 - Daily Press

ESCANABA - Anne St. Cyr was born on March 26, 1955 in Rochester, N.Y., the daughter of Mary Vee Thompson and John A. Gaughan. She was raised in Rochester, N.Y. and Columbia, Mo.

Anne attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. earning a four-year degree in graphic arts. She later attended Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba, Mich., earning an associate degree of science. She was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa, National Academic Honory and recipient of an academic scholarship. Anne could speak, read and write German, Russian and Italian.

Anne worked for StarCrest of California, Olson Glass Co. of Nevada, Delta Menominee District Health Dept. and State Wide Real Estate of Escanaba, Mich., and Columbia Printing of Mo.

Anne was united in marriage to Douglas M. St. Cyr on Nov. 28, 1987.

In addition to her husband, Douglas; Anne is survived by two sons, Logan Patton and Morgan Patton of Fulton, Mo.; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Susan Mayfield and Jeanne Casadei both of Fulton, Mo.; numerous nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Vivian St. Cyr; numerous brothers-in-law; and sisters-in-law.; her very special dog, Leon.

Anne was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lee Thompson; father, John A. Gaughan; and father-in-law, Floyd St. Cyr.

Anne enjoyed playing games, calligraphy, reading, singing, listening to music and playing various instruments including guitar, piano, and concertina.

Anne will always be remembered for her great sense of humor, positive outlook even through her lengthy illnesses, and her appreciation for even the smallest blessings in life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family to offset expenses.

Visitation will be held at the Skradski Funeral Home of Gladstone on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 12 to 2 p.m. for family and friends. Funeral services celebrating the life of Anne St. Cyr will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Fran DeGroot of the St. Anne Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be at the Flat Rock Cemetery. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can express your sympathy to the St. Cyr family.

Published Thursday, February 26, 2015

Gale Lynne (Mantle) Merideth-Seip, 60, of Warsaw, Mo., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, free of the pain she endured.

Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland.

She will forever be loved and missed — her laugh, her smile. As Mom would say: She so funny. She was born to Elmer and Faye Mantle in Jefferson City on Aug. 15, 1954. After moving to Columbia in her childhood years, she graduated from Hickman High School in 1972.

Gale married John DeNeui on Aug. 18, 1972, and moved to Sioux Falls, S.D. During their union, she was blessed with two daughters, Tracie and Nichole “Nikki.”

In 1979, Gale moved back to Missouri, where she met Billy Merideth of Millersburg. The two were married on June 1, 1987, and together they owned and operated J&L Liquor Store in Millersburg until 2000.

On Dec. 24, 2014, Gale married Christopher Seip of Millersburg and had made her home in Warsaw.

Family was everything to Gale. She loved her brothers and sister dearly, and they were an important part of the family. Gale was known for giving spirit, making sure that those in need were cared for, even if that meant she would go without, sometimes allowing patrons to charge bread, milk and eggs at the store, knowing she would not see payment. Her comment was that nobody should be hungry — and that included their pets. Everyone was drawn to Gale

for her kind heart, entertaining stories, infectious laugh and

smile.

Always a child at heart, Gale loved children of all ages from the tip of her nine fingers to the bottom of her 10 toes. Whether it be coloring, making sand castles or singing funny songs, Gale was most comfortable making children happy. Her love for animals was obvious to all around her as she was always bringing home strays and feeding them. Her creativity showed through by naming them everything from Big Ewe to Little Lou. Gale’s happiest time was making others laugh and smile.

In 2002, Gale was involved in a car accident that forever changed her life.

Gale is survived by her husband, Chris Seip; her parents, Elmer and Faye (Gelven) Mantle of Ashland; daughter Tracie (DeNeui) Tirrel of Council Bluffs, Iowa, her children, Cole, Chase and Sydney, and their father, Wade Tirrel, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; daughter Nikki (DeNeui) Kauffman, her husband, Matt, and their children, Taryn, Taylor, Xander and Zoey, of Des Moines, Iowa; brother Greg Mantle and his wife, Mary, of Phoenix; sister Marla (Mantle) Gunn and her husband, Greg, of Columbia; and brother Mark Mantle and his wife, Cindy, of Boonville. She adored her nephews, Travis Mantle, Josh Mantle, Cody Mantle, Andy Gunn and Joe Gunn, and her niece, Erica Mantle. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; as well as Billy Merideth, whom she held close to her heart and loved; and special friend John McAtee, whom she loved.

In memory of Gale, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, 4895 E. Highway 163, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Everett “Henry” Perkins, 68, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Kemper Arena, 1270 E. Boone Industrial Drive in Columbia. A full obituary is available on the funeral home website.

Henry was born Nov. 25, 1946, in Columbia, a son of Everett Vincel and Lucille VanVactor Perkins.

He was united in marriage on June 24, 1994, in Arkansas to Iris Jeannine Garrett, who survives at the home.

Henry served his country in the Vietnam War. He served with the 4th division, 25th Infantry from 1966 to 1967. Mr. Perkins owned and operated his own sheetrock business for many years and put his stamp on many homes in the Columbia and Boone County area.

In addition to his wife, Henry is survived by son, Brian Perkins (Janice); daughter, Kristen Perkins; sons, Chad Knowles (Lori), Chance Knowles, and Chase Knowles (Mary); daughter, Courtney Knowles; and a brother, Clifford Perkins.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tyler M. Woods Funeral Director, 611 E. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, 573-636-2424. Condolences can be offered to the family online at www.WoodsMemorialServices.com.

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Robert “Big Rob” Eric Lewis Jr., 24, of Columbia went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at his home.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7 at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, where funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Marion Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at Columbia Cemetery.

He was born on Nov. 28, 1990, in Columbia, a son of Robert Eric Lewis and Janine Lynnette (Bonner) Lewis. Robert was a 2008 graduate of Hickman High School and went on to attend Lincoln University and Moberly Area Community College.

Robert accepted Christ at an early age. He was a member of Urban Empowerment and attended services at Oak Chapel Baptist Church. Robert was currently working in Dobbs Hall at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Robert’s love and passion was music. He produced music for several local artists. His goal was to see our local artists become as well-known as artists in other major cities. His talent will be missed.

Robert is survived by his mother, Janine Lewis; father, Robert Lewis; grandparents, Armeata Key, James Bonner, Warnetta Bonner and Diana McCray; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his great-grandmothers, Odetta “Madear” Riley and Mable “Mae Mae” Lewis; great-grandfather, William “Big Daddy” Lewis; and a special aunt, Marvella “Aunt Trick” McClure.

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

Published March 9, 2015 - http://fairfieldbaynews.com/

Larry Berkley, 64, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015. He was the son of Howard and Elizabeth Berkley.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara and their children, Megan (Joe and Ellie Kate) Daniels, Kimberly (Scott and Alex) Kaczenski, Timothy Berkley and Justin Wesslels; Siblings Dutch and Dick Berkley, Mary, Brad and Bill Hulett;, and his favorite mother-in-law, Grace Minton.

After serving 28 years as Vice President of Medical Physics at CARTI, he retired to Fairfield Bay, where he was an avid golfer, volunteer, trumpeter and a member of the EMS Squad.

A memorial will be held, 2 p.m., Saturday the 14 of March, at Peace Lutheran Church, on Hwy. 16.

Donations in honor of Larry’s memory may be made to the Peace Lutheran Church.

Published Thursday, March 12, 2015

Nancy Ellen Burnett, 66, of Columbia passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015, at her home of complications from colon cancer.

A memorial gathering will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Parker Funeral Service. A private burial will be in New Salem Church Cemetery in Ashland.


Nancy was born April 6, 1948, in Columbia, the daughter of Eugene Johnson Burnett and Doris Ruth (Taylor) Burnett.

She attended Grant Elementary School, Jefferson Junior High School and graduated from Hickman High School in 1966. She continued her education at the University of Missouri, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in physical education. She worked in the information technology department at University Hospital for 30 years and several additional years for the university procurement department until her retirement in 2013.

She was active in numerous sports for many years including softball, darts, volleyball and soccer. She volunteered for more than 20 years with the Show-Me State Games and at the gift shop in the anthropology museum. She was neighborhood association president and helped with the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival. She loved cats and rescued and fostered many until she found homes for them.

Nancy was always ready to help friends, relatives and her feline companions. She will be missed terribly by everyone she knew and helped.

She is survived by her aunt, Jeanne Barr, and the Barr cousins, Carolyn, Bonnie, David and Jayme; and by Burnett cousins, Billie Joe, Sue, Walter, Eddie, Judy, Roy, Marilyn, Connie and Ronnie; and a host of longtime friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her uncle, Vernon Barr; and by all of her Burnett aunts and uncles and many Burnett cousins.

Her family wishes to thank her neighbor, Mary Harrison, and her many friends who helped and encouraged her through her long battle with cancer.

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

Published Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Darrell Toalson, 62, of Hallsville passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Grandview Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until services begin. Burial, with full military honors, will be at Grandview Cemetery.

Darrell Toalson was born April 26, 1952, in Boone County, the son of A.P. and Frances P. Felkner Toalson.

Darrell graduated from Hickman High School, served in the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1974, and enjoyed watching and attending NASCAR racing events. His hobbies included watching football and fishing. His two most prized possessions were his 1972 Olds Cutlass Supreme (black/white interior) and his 1989 Harley.

Survivors include his son, Dillion Adkisson (Kaylee); brother, Ronnie Toalson (Joyce); and two sisters, Louise Wise (Bobby) and Mary Ann Turner (Jay). Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Preferred Hospice or Grandview Cemetery Association.

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

Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 13 to Mar. 15, 2015

February 3, 1942 - March 9, 2015 Judd McIlvain, distinguished CBS and Fox News journalist and investigative reporter, champion of truth and advocate for the underdog, passed away at his home in Woodland Hills, California. He was 73 years old.

To the millions of followers over his storied career, he'll always be remembered as TroubleShooter Judd. Judd was half of the dynamic Herlinda and Judd team whose marriage spanned 47 years. They met in Moline, Illinois, and in 1967 moved to Houston, Texas, where they raised their two sons and daughter. He often spoke with touching pride and love about his wife's support that enabled him to be out in the world, fulfilling his purpose here on earth. He adored his family.

Judd's first experience in television was in Bloomington, Illinois, when, at age 12, he convinced the local TV station that a kids' TV talk show would be a big hit. He wrote, produced, and hosted Children's Digest and sold it to the sponsors. His family didn't even own a TV in 1954 and had to buy one just to watch Judd on his first show. His first radio appearance came at age 15, when he served as a disk jockey on broadcasts from KBIA and KFRU radio stations in Columbia, Missouri. At 17, while producing his TV Dance Party in Jefferson City, he bucked the Ku Klux Klan and local officials who tried to prevent him from hosting African American youths on a white dance show in the 1950s. Judd prevailed.

He joined the National Guard after high school and went on active duty with the U.S. Army, serving as a military police officer and becoming one of the youngest to reach the rank of sergeant. He served four more years in reserves while working part-time in radio and TV news and earned his bachelor of journalism degree at Columbia University.

A reporter in search of stories, he traveled independently to Central America where he wired war stories back to the U.S. ABC News signed him, as did United Press International (UPI). One of his favorite stories was about his escape from a Venezuela jail after being arrested for photographing the secret police beating demonstrators at the dictator Peres Jimenez's trial.

For 18 years, Judd worked for KHOU-TV in Houston as the assignment editor, general reporter, and investigative reporter, later creating the investigative series The McIlvain Files. In 1986 Rupert Murdoch brought him to the Fox network news division in Los Angeles, where he developed The Troubleshooter. In 1988 Judd moved The Troubleshooter to CBS-2 for 10 years and while there developed The Troubleshooter Show. Concurrently, he worked on the CBS 48 Hours program with Dan Rather and later with Geraldo Rivera on ABC's 20/20.

He set legal precedent in a landmark Texas Supreme Court case, McIlvain vs. Jacobs, which established the definition of "substantial truth" in libel law for many years.

During his "retirement" he continued to dedicate himself to helping victims of crime and fraud through his web TV show. TroubleShooterJudd.com was viewed by millions all over the world, and he got calls for help from the Caribbean islands, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, and across the United States. Judd never missed an opportunity to advocate for the needy and abused, appear at charity events, or counsel a student. His style was so congenial that almost everyone he contacted cooperated with him. Judd never gave up.

His journalistic awards include two Emmys, eight Golden Mikes, four Los Angeles Press Club awards, and Texas' highest award for investigative reporting, the Headliners Award.

Judd is survived by his wife, Herlinda; daughter Marisol McIlvain Sagheb; sons Aaron and Sean McIlvain; brother Gary McIlvain, wife Val, and daughters Morgan and Felicia; and sister Carolyne Culotti and her daughter Christi and husband Hal. He is also survived by his beloved parents-in-law, Dolores and Fidencio Barajas.

Judd was predeceased by his parents, Gaylord and Martha McIlvain. He also has many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other extended family who celebrate his life and is survived by thousands of colleagues, fans, and friends who have had their lives enriched in one way or another because of knowing him.

Memorial service is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, from 6 PM to 9 PM at Malinow Silverman Chapel, 7366 Osage Ave., Los Angeles (800-710-7100). Confirmation will be posted on Judd's web site at www.TroubleShooterJudd.com and on Facebook.

Donations for the purpose of continuing Judd's fight against elder abuse can be made payable to The Troubleshooter Foundation and sent to 23448 Bessemer St., Woodland Hills, CA 91367.

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Published Sunday, March 22, 2015

Cindy “Sam” Samuels, 57, of Columbia passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015, surrounded by her family.

A gathering of friends to celebrate Sam’s life will be held Saturday, May 9, in Columbia. The details will be published at a later date.

Cindy was a 1975 graduate of Rock Bridge High School. Cindy went to work for the phone company in Columbia. She worked for them for more than 30 years, and she was a pioneer as one of the first women to do some of the jobs. She climbed poles, cut wire and worked the switch room. She was a member of the IBEW Union (Local 257) and CWA Union. With the phone company, Cindy moved to Caldwell, Texas, and worked there for 15 years before returning to Boone County.

Cindy lived her life to the fullest. She showed ponies and participated in 4-H Club. She played fast-pitch softball starting at age 10. She coached softball as an adult and helped young players improve their skills.

She had a long tradition of attending the Women’s College Softball World Series, which she attended for more than 20 years, and where she began and maintained many wonderful friendships.

She enjoyed anything outdoors. She could fix and build almost anything.

Cindy never met a stranger and was always happiest when surrounded by family and friends. Sam was a friend to everyone she met, and if she offered to help you, you knew you could count on her. She was proud to be a part of the lives of her two nephews, whom she loved very dearly.

Cindy was preceded in death by her grandparents and her stepfather, Bill Howard. Cindy is survived by her parents, Anita Samuels Howard and Jerry Samuels (Carolyn Cunningham); one sister, Teri Slate; one brother, Ron Samuels; two nephews, Justin Samuels and Austin Samuels; and six stepsiblings.

Memorial donations are suggested to the “Bulldog Foundation Softball Fund” for the purpose of constructing a girls’ softball field. Donations can be mailed to Harrisburg High School, 1000 S. Harris St., Harrisburg, Mo., 65256. Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., (573) 442-7112.

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

Published Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Barbara Rae Long, 70, of Columbia passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior surrounded by family on Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Columbia.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at Nilson Funeral Home with visitation from 12 to 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Barbara was born July 20, 1944, in Columbia, to Bradford and Kathryn Davis Barkwell.

She is survived by her husband, J.B. of the home; cousins, Nellie Jeffries (Roger) and Charlene Pickens (Clay), all of Columbia, and James “Jim” W. Fisher (Kathleen) of Quincy, Ill. She is also survived by numerous second and third cousins whom she loved as her own children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two aunts, Pauline Dick and Nellie Fox; and an uncle, Elvin Davis.

Barbara was a graduate of Hickman High School and received an associate’s degree in fine arts from Columbia (Christian) College.

She loved fine arts and was an avid fan of Elvis Presley. She worked for the University of Missouri in the horticulture department for 37 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Centralia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northwood Baptist Church, 2345 E. Northwood Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

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

Published Thursday, March 26, 2015

Louise Loyd Dysart, 86, of Millersburg passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Chaplain Jerry Riggert officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Millersburg Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 6, 1928, in McFall, the daughter of the late Charles Owen Rhodes and the late Izetta April (Dannar) Rhodes.

On Aug. 9, 1947, she was united in marriage to Gene Loyd. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1993. On Sept. 4, 1997, she was united in marriage to J.R. Dysart, who preceded her in death on March 27, 2003.

Louise was a 1946 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia.

She worked as a secretary for more than 20 years at the First Presbyterian Church in Fulton. Louise was a member of the Millersburg Baptist Church. She was a founding member of SERVE, Inc. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting and knitting. She was an avid reader. Louise loved the St. Louis Cardinals and the Missouri Tigers. She enjoyed playing the guitar at various senior centers and nursing homes.

Louise will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by three sons, Randy Loyd and his wife Marsha, Leslie Loyd and his wife Theresa, Bruce Loyd and his wife Brenda, all of the Millersburg area; daughter, Sherry Duncan and her husband Larry, also of the Millersburg area; stepson, Tom Loyd and his wife Kathy of Olathe, Kan.; sister-in-law, Norma Loyd of Ashland; 10 grandchildren, Julie Noble, Monica Poindexter, Lance Loyd, Sarah Darnell, Nikki Dysart, Rachel Polen, Amanda Loyd Nolte, John Loyd, Joshua Dawson and Jaci Dawson; three step-grandchildren, Darrel Loyd, Derek Loyd and Bradley Loyd; 15 great-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

In addition to both husbands and her parents, Louise was preceded in death by brother, Gene Rhodes; two sisters, Helen Mansfield and Hazel Watson; and brothers-in-law, Bill Loyd and Milton Loyd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to SERVE, Inc. or Millersburg Cemetery, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, Mo., 65251.

Condolences can be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Darlene Lucille (Bink) Driskill, 79, of Hallsville left her family Sunday, March 29, 2015.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at Hallsville United Methodist Church. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. at the church.

Darlene was born March 27, 1936, in Columbia, the daughter of Arnold and Opal (Slaughter) Bink.

She married Donald R. Driskill on Nov. 16, 1954, and they had five wonderful sons, Don (Kate), Steven, Martin (Cindy), Robert (Karla) and John (Brenda McNew).

Darlene graduated from Hickman High School in 1954. While in school, she belonged to Delta Phi Omega sorority.

She was a nurse in Kingsville, Texas, for two years, then for 23 years at Boone County Hospital on OB-GYN.

After retiring from the hospital, she worked for MFA Inc. for six years, then retired for good to enjoy her home and garden. She was a member of Mt. Zion Church in Hallsville. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery and needlepoint, but mainly gardening.

Survivors include her husband, Don; four sons; three grandsons, Nathan, Zachary and Scott Phillips; four granddaughters, Megan, Stephanie, Eliza and Nicole; four great-granddaughters, Hannah and Hailey Helm, and Hannah and Jayda Mercer.

Darlene was preceded in death by her son Steven, her brother Don, her sister Jean and her half brother Arnold.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society. Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Thursday, April 2, 2015



Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. A private family burial will be held.

Allen was born June 24, 1944, in Garden City, Kan., the son of Reba (Proffitt) and Allen Hoefelman.

Allen married Martha Ann Creed on Oct. 6, 1962, in Harrison, Ark.

Allen served as a fireman at Station 2 for more than 20 years. He also served at Station 4 and Station 5, bringing his total service to more than 27 years.

Patience and understanding are two virtues Allen will always be remembered for. Allen’s friends and family knew him as the go-to guy who would be able to fix anything presented to him.

Survivors include his wife, Ann; his mother, Reba; sons, Brian (Tricia) and Kevin (Shelly); grandchildren, Cole (Brent), Brad (Katelynn), Jenifer (Zack), Andrea, Cody, Jacob and Landrie; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Cooper; sisters, Mirian Jo and Peggy; sisters-in-law, Ruby M., Ruby A. and Alice; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Allen was preceded in death by his father, Allen Charles Hoefelman in 1984; one daughter, Michelle in 1977; and one daughter-in-law, Shauna in 1995.

Memorial contributions can be made to Missouri Children’s Burn Camp.

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

Published Friday, April 3, 2015 by Reed Funeral Home, 801 Pittsburg Ave. N.W. North Canton OH 44720

Paul "Tom" Rutledge, age 82, of North Canton passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 1, 2015. He was born January 2, 1933 in Columbia, Missouri to the late Paul I. and Dorothy S. Rutledge. He graduated from the University of Missouri, was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and served in the US Army.

Tom retired after 34 years with the Hoover Co. He was a member of Community Christian Church, North Canton Elks and was an avid golfer.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years Kay Rutledge and brother William Rutledge. He is survived by his daughters Janne (Doug) Holm and Lauri (Mark) Cerreta; grandchildren Lindsey Holm, Matt (Sarah) Holm, Sam (Andrea) Cerreta, Anna (Chad) Barson and Joe Cerreta; great grandchildren Kaylee Holm, Riley McGuire and Jack Holm.

Funeral service will be at 12 PM on Saturday April 4, 2015 at the Reed Funeral Home NORTH CANTON CHAPEL with Rev. Sarah Taylor Peck officiating. Family and friends may visit from 10-12 PM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will take place at North Canton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Those wishing to send condolences or leave a special message may do so at the Reed online guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com. - See more at: http://www.reedfuneralhome.com/obituary/Paul-Tom-Rutledge/North-Canton-OH/1496417#sthash.ZWxjH8oQ.dpuf

Published Friday, April 3, 2015


Emily Gibbs McCaslin, 90, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at The Neighborhoods in Columbia.

Private family services will be held in Kansas City.

Emily was born April 2, 1924, in Boone County to Ned and Sarah Nowell Gibbs. She was married to Bill McCaslin, who preceded her in death. Emily enjoyed their many trips together as she shared her “Boone County girl” energy with the world.

She graduated from Hickman High School in 1942. Emily worked at Page Boat Yard at the Lake of the Ozarks and Putnam Interior Design in Columbia. She was a state officer in PTA and a member of Wednesday Wives.

Survivors include a son, Roger Wilson and wife, Pat, of Columbia; a stepson, Jerry McCaslin and wife, Pat, of Liberty; a brother, Edward Gibbs and wife, Edy, of Columbia; grandchildren, Erin Wilson, Drew Wilson, Kaitlin Wilson, Jill Samuelson and husband, Jeff, and Marc McCaslin; four great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews, all equipped with many Aunt Emily stories.

Recently, Emily had resided at The Neighborhoods in Columbia, where she was cared for by a wonderful group of people in Smithton Village as well as by the staff from Hospice Advantage in her final days.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Andy Wilson; and sisters, Jane Park and Betty Case. Emily was previously married to Roger Woodrow Wilson (deceased) of Boone County and Bill Reinhardt (deceased) of Lake Ozark.

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

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015

Matthew Charles Moreau, 17, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Columbia.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Grandview Baptist Church, 8300 N. Route Z, in Centralia. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 6, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was born on Aug. 12, 1997, in Columbia, the son of Rose and Alan Moreau. Matt was an honor student at Hickman High School and a sales associate at American Eagle Outfitters.

Survivors include his father, Alan Moreau; his mother and stepfather, Rose Moreau and Dale Poore; brother, Michael Moreau; sister, Christina Lewis; paternal grandmother, Bernice Moreau; maternal grandmothers, Marie Adams and Shirley (Ken) Holland; aunts, Charlotte Caldwell, Marcia Moreau, Sandy Nolan, Angie Marshall and Teresa Poore; uncles, Bart Elles, James Elles and Bill Marshall; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Charles Moreau and Arnold Poore.

Matthew touched the lives of so many, including family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. His kindness, compassion and gentle heart left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He will be greatly missed and always remembered and loved.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, April 5, 2015

Lloyd F. Yoest, 92, of Columbia passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Lloyd was born May 11, 1922, to Lloyd Sr. and Laura Bell Boyd Yoest.

On Nov. 11, 1943, Lloyd married his high school sweetheart Mary Helen Ballew, and they were happily married for 71 years. They met at Hickman High School, from which they both graduated in 1941. Lloyd continued his education in the school of engineering at the University of Missouri. He attended school for a year and then enlisted in the Navy, serving for three years. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

Returning to Columbia, Lloyd entered the family plumbing business and took over after his father passed away. Lloyd was a master plumber and did numerous plumbing projects in Columbia. The family plumbing business was very successful, and Lloyd ran it until he retired in 2002 at the age of 80.

Lloyd was a lifelong resident of Columbia. He was a loyal fan of the Mizzou Tigers and held season football tickets since 1947. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and later became a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parrish.

Lloyd loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his extended family. He enjoyed quail hunting, as well as taking his family to Bennett Springs to trout fish.

Lloyd is survived by his wife, Mary Helen Yoest; three children, David Yoest and wife, Alice, Diane Mendenhall and husband, Tom and Donnie Yoest; five grandchildren, Joe, Jason, Taylor, Matthew and Cole; and four great-grandchildren. He had a loving heart, was very generous and treasured the time spent with his family.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Central Missouri Honor Flight, 1400 Forum Blvd., Suite 1-C, Box 334, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

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

Published Thursday, April 30, 2015

Marcelle “Marcy” Atkins Myers, 70, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Denver, Colo.

A memorial service was held in Aurora, Colo., on Tuesday, April 14. Marcelle will be laid to rest in Columbia in late May.

She was born Aug. 18, 1944, in Columbia. Her parents were Edward and Ruby Atkins, both of whom preceded her in death.

Marcelle graduated from Hickman High School in 1962 and attended the University of Missouri.

This spirited woman spent her life pursuing her happiness, whether it was achieving her goals as a businesswoman, traveling, playing in golf tournaments or being a mom and Nana who loved copious amounts of affection. Her houses represented more than a dwelling to her. She filled these homes with her personality and style and cultivated an environment of comfort, warmth and joy.

Marcy always had time for a cup of coffee with friends. Many will say Christmastime was a season never to be missed, as she decked the halls like few others. There was always a batch of candy to offer or a glass of cheer to share. She opened her arms to her children’s friends when they needed a second mom and encouraged those teens to stay put and rest as they regained perspective.

An amazing mom, she set the example for her children to pursue their goals but to treat people well and with respect along the way. She emphasized that the glass was always half-full and there was always more than one way to skin a cat.

She instilled the belief that we are all valuable and loved and, with hard work, dedication and belief in God — and a little luck — dreams do come true.

Marcelle is survived by a daughter, Meredith Myers; a son, Greg Myers; and two grandsons, Zachary and Matthew, all of Colorado. Also surviving is a brother, Tom Atkins of Columbia.

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jerry L. Knigge, 80, of Columbia passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, in Columbia.

Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at Praise Assembly, 4300 Clark Lane in Columbia, with visitation one hour before services.

He was born the only child to William H. and Irene (Willis) Knigge on April 3, 1935, in Columbia. He married Janice Foster on June 18, 1954. Together they were parents to four children. He graduated Hickman High School in 1953. In 1959, he and Janice bought a farm in northeast Columbia where they raised their family. He later retired from the University of Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son. Survivors include his wife of the home; a daughter, Charretta Terry (Stephen) of Bonney Lake, Wash.; sons, Jerry Dale (Kim) and Charles (Kelly), both of Columbia; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Praise Assembly of God Church, 4300 Clark Lane, Columbia, Mo., 65202. Online tributes may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Monday, April 13, 2015

Mary Mildred Hourigan, 102, of Columbia passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Neighborhoods in Columbia.

Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Columbia Cemetery.

Mildred was born Dec. 2, 1912, in Brookfield to Oral and Tottie Roberts Crawford.

She married Ralph Hourigan in July 1932.

She is survived by her son, Tom Hourigan of Columbia; and grandsons, Ron Purdy and wife Patsy and James Crowley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph P. Hourigan on Dec. 24, 1986; her parents; a great-grandson, Ronald Purdy, Jr.; and a daughter, Joyce Purdy.

Memorial contributions may be given to Missouri United Methodist Church or the Columbia Area Senior Center.

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

Published by McClain-Hays Funeral Service of Philadelphia, MS http://www.mcclainhays.com/

Tracy Ray Castleman, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and much more, died Monday, April 13, at North Mississippi Medical Center. His family was with him, to comfort him at the time of his passing. Tracy was born January 28, 1962, in Columbia, Missouri.

Tracy was preceded in death by his mother and father, Norma and Roy Castleman. He is survived by his wife, Janna, step-children, Summer Cumberland (Dustin) and Chance Fortenberry, two wonderful grandchildren, a brother, Dick Meyer, and sister, Joyce Nelson (Butch), brother-in-law, Steve Bozeman (Dianne) and sister-in-law, Lisa Bozeman, mother-in-law, Bobbie Chaney Bozeman, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Tracy will truly be missed.

From 1994 to 2004 and also from 2008 to 2015, Tracy was an executive chef of the Pearl River Resort, overseeing all six of the casino's restaurants. In 1999 Tracy was inducted into the Epicurean World Master Chefs Society, at the time he was the 10th American to receive this honor. Tracy had a joy of being around his family, especially his two grandchildren, cooking and watching Missouri Football, MIZZOU and The Kansas City Chiefs. Tracy will be remembered for his Love of the outdoors, whether it be hunting or cutting the grass, Tracy could always be found outside enjoying nature.

McClain-Hays Chapel
Tracy Castleman (January 28, 1962 - April 13, 2015)
Celebration of Life, 3:00 pm Saturday April 18, 2015
Visitation 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Interment-Eastlawn Cemetery
Officiating: Rev. Jamie Leach, Jeffry Nelson, Adrian Achatz & Chance Fortenberry

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015

James W. Smith, 59, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at home surrounded by family.

At Jim’s request, there will be no funeral service or visitation. A private family gathering will be held at Chris McD’s at a future date.

Jim was born Aug. 14, 1955, in Toledo, Ohio, to William and Anna Smith. He was united in marriage Oct. 10, 1999, to Beverly Douglas Smith who resides in the home.

Jim attended both Hickman High School and Columbia College and was an entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word. Jim took over management of King of Jeans in the 1970s and brought it to success. He then found an interest in investigative work and was the founder and president of Auto Recovery Company. After selling that company, he began his investigative services, Tracewerx; working in the banking industry, alongside his wife. Jim left a large footprint in the world of business, and his many business colleagues over the years have testified to that end. He also enjoyed his years of membership to the Perche Creek Yacht Club and began the Saturday morning breakfasts that will continue in his honor.

In addition to his wife, Beverly, James is survived by one brother, Dr. Dan Smith (Linda); three sons, Ryan (Sondra) Smith, Cory Smith and Justin Smith; a stepson, George Johnson; a stepdaughter, Megan Newell; two granddaughters, Joanna and Lila; two nieces, Angie and Mattie; one nephew, Cody; and his mother, Anna Smith.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, William Smith; and one brother, John Smith.

In memory of Jim, donations can be made to support the cancer research efforts of Dr. Fred Hawthorne at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, One Hospital Drive, DC066.00, Columbia, Mo., 65212.

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

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


Published Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mary Lee Proctor See, a resident of Leawood, Kan., died Wednesday, April 15, three days after celebrating her 95th birthday.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 20, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 75th Street and Nall Avenue, Prairie Village, Kan. Burial will be in Columbia at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21.

She was born on the family farm in Boone County to Adlai M. Proctor and Nelle Crane Proctor. She married Edward B. See in 1940. They lived in St. Louis and Webster Groves until 1998 when they moved to Leawood to be near their children. They were married 68 years until he died at age 93 in 2009.

Mary Lee was a kind and loving mother who embraced her role with honor and enthusiasm. She was a community volunteer who loved gardening, playing Bridge, quilting and cooking, especially her chocolate cake — but most of all, she loved her family.

Mary Lee is survived by her daughter, Susan Strongman and husband Tom of Leawood; son Andrew and wife Karen of Leawood; granddaughter Kristen Swanson, husband Steve and their children, Andy and Ellen of Leawood; and grandson Jon Strongman, his wife Laura and their children, Grace, Tyler and Benjamin of Prairie Village.

Her brothers, Dr. John William Proctor of Columbia and Dr. Donald C. Proctor of Sedalia, preceded her in death.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her name to Asbury United Methodist Church.

Condolences can be left online at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com. Arrangements by McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, 64145, 816-942-6180.

Published Sunday, April 19, 2015

Doug Ballard, 61, of Columbia died Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Columbia.

Visitation will be Monday, April 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pickering Funeral Home in Mexico. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Columbia.

Doug was born in Iberia on Sept. 1, 1953, a son of Glen F. and Alma Glee (Huddleston) Ballard. On July 24, 1976, in Columbia, he married Judy Neal. Judy preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 2007.

Mr. Ballard had worked as building inspector for the city of Columbia and the city of Mexico and was retired. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. Most of all, he loved spending time with his granddaughters, who were the joy of his life.

Survivors include one son, Jim Ballard of Columbia; one daughter, Sarah Gasperson and partner Alison Smith of Columbia; one brother, Mike Ballard and wife Sue of Richland; two granddaughters, Katie Gasperson and Finley Gasperson Smith; and his four-legged companion, Oscar.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Glenda Albertson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Rainbow House. They can be sent in care of Pickering Funeral Home, 403 N. Western, Mexico, Mo., 65265. Expressions of sympathy can be given at pickeringfh.com.

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Robert “Bob” Stuart Oliphant, 92, of Columbia passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, at home surrounded by family.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with visitation preceding the mass. Private family inurnment services with military honors will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.

Bob was born June 28, 1922, in Columbia, the son of Max Stewart and Florence Cassidy Oliphant. He was a 1941 graduate of Hickman High School. Following graduation, Bob was proud to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard until being honorably discharged at the end of World War II. Tours of duty on the U.S. Coast Guard cutters Bibb and Comanche took him to Newfoundland, Greenland, the Aleutian Islands, Okinawa and the Philippines. Upon returning to Columbia, he attended the University of Missouri, graduating in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. In 1948, while attending the university, Bob married Stephens College graduate Janice Nan Conover of Wilmette, Ill. He and his loving wife were married for 66 years.

Bob’s business career in printing management spanned 35 years. He served in various capacities with American Press, Columbia; Missourian Printing Co., Cape Girardeau; and World Color Press Inc., New York City. He retired in 1987 as manager of Vernwood Press, a division of World Color Press located in Mount Vernon, Ill.

A willing volunteer, Bob was a leader in many civic organizations. In Columbia, he was a member of the Columbia Cosmopolitan Luncheon Club where he received a distinguished service award. In Mount Vernon, Ill., Bob was a designated Paul Harris Fellow for his membership and contributions to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

Bob enjoyed golf, woodworking, birdwatching and was a lifelong supporter of the Mizzou Tigers football and basketball programs and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

After retirement, Bob and Jan travelled the United States. In 1997 they returned to Columbia to make it their final home. They were members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and later St. Thomas More Newman Center.

Bob is survived by his wife, Jan; devoted daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Kris Knutson of Columbia; and two furry felines, Snickerdoodle and Lucy Blossom. Also surviving are two nephews, Albert V. Bear of Sarasota, Fla. and Robert S. Bear of Ladson, S.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Virginia Oliphant Bear.

Special thanks to DaVita Dialysis Center and BrightStar Home Care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Missouri Kidney Association, P.O. Box 1915, Columbia, Mo.

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

Published Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bryan William Johnson, 44, found peace Friday, April 17, 2015.

A Celebration of Life reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Country Club of Missouri.

Bryan was born in 1971 in Houston, Texas. A graduate of Hickman High School in 1989, Bryan served his country as a medic in the U.S. Army from 1991 to 1993 at Ft. Bliss with the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1997 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science in 2005 from the University of Missouri. He worked as a systems information analyst in the Department of Biochemistry at Mizzou and also for Coyle and Johnson Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

He was an animal lover and a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Mizzou. He was well-traveled, having lived in Belgium, Singapore and Australia during his childhood. He loved his dogs Wylie and Jelli and was grateful to those who are now caring for them in their forever homes.

Bryan is survived by his father, Dr. John Johnson and wife Karen Johnson of Columbia; and his his mother, Marney Austin and husband Alan Austin of Phoenix, Ariz. Bryan’s extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins in Texas, Minnesota and California will miss him dearly.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Nikeno’s Second Chance Animal Rescue at nscrescue.org/memorials.

Published Sunday, April 26, 2015

Allean Lemmon Hale, 100, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Lenoir Woods Senior Living in Columbia.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, in the Dorsey Hall Chapel of Columbia College. The Reverend Brad Stagg will preside. A celebration of her life in Urbana, Ill., is planned for later this fall. Contact Mark Hale (mark-hale@uiowa.edu, 319-621-9757) for further information.

She was born in Bethany, Neb., in July 1914 to Rev. Clarence E. Lemmon and Constance H. Lemmon. She attended Christian College — now Columbia College — and the University of Missouri, graduating in 1935. She married Mark P. Hale on Dec. 31, 1936, in Columbia.

The Hale family lived in a series of places as Dr. Hale pursued a career in academic social work. After time in Chicago, Nashville and New Orleans, they returned to Columbia in the 1950s. Allean became alumnae director and editor of the college magazine at Christian College from 1951 to 1956. She wrote and published Christian’s centennial history, “Petticoat Pioneer,” in 1957. She was named a Distinguished Alumna of Columbia College in 1964. She served as a director of the Columbia College Alumni Association from 1968 to 1975, and sat on the Lenoir Home board of directors from 1972 to 1977.

The Hales moved to Iowa City in the mid-1950s, where Allean completed an M.A. at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop in short fiction. In 1961, they moved to Urbana, Ill., when Dr. Hale became the director of the Jane Addams School of Social Work.

Allean was a lifelong writer. Her first published poetry appeared at age 13. In college, she won several national playwriting contests, and she wrote short stories and articles while raising her family. In Urbana, she developed a full-time writing career that lasted more than 50 years. Her writings included poetry, short fiction, history and scholarly articles on theatre and art. This included a revision of her history of Christian College, editorial assistant work for Oscar Lewis, and four published plays.

From the early 1980s on, she focused almost exclusively on the life and works of Tennessee Williams and became a leading authority on his early life and on his late plays. She made significant contributions to Lyle Leverich’s official biography of Williams, and she edited and wrote introductions for several New Directions Press editions of Williams’ plays. She was an adjunct professor in the Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois, where she advised on productions of several of the early full-length plays by Williams. She produced dozens of articles and conference presentations on Williams.

She was a member of the Red Herring Fiction Writers Workshop, the University of Illinois Women’s Club and the Champaign–Urbana Social Science Club. For years, she participated in water aerobics through Parkland Community College, to which she attributed her longevity.

In 2013, she returned to Columbia to live in Lenoir Woods.

She is survived by her daughter, Susanna Lemmon Day (Tina Drury); her son, Mark P. Hale Jr (Jane Pendergast); her grandchildren, Kirsten Hale Lora, Christopher Hale, Michael Pendergast, Samuel Baumhoff and Amelia and Olyvia Drury; and two great-grandchildren, Cadence and Aria Lora.

Mrs. Hale was preceded in death by her husband.

Memorials can be given to University of Illinois Foundation, 1305 West Green Street, MC-386, Urbana, Ill., 61801, on behalf of the Department of Theatre.

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

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Jennifer Lynn Herborn, daughter of Pete Herborn and June Burk, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 19, 2015, surrounded by her family.

A remembrance gathering will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at 44 Stone Public House in Columbia.

She is survived by her son, Levi; grandchildren Eden and Roan; father, Peter; and brothers Michael and Steven.

A 20-year employee of the state in the probation and parole division, she will be dearly missed by her friends, co-workers and family. Jennifer joins her mother, June, in a fierce army of angels watching over her grandchildren.

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ronald Kent Rosson of Columbia passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the age of 59, surrounded by his loved ones.

A celebration in memory of his life for family and friends will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at his home. For more information, please email rocnron77@yahoo.com.

Ron was born June 2, 1955, to Leslie Rosson and JoAnn Polly of Columbia.

Ron had a charismatic personality with a smile that could fill a room. He had a love for his family, the outdoors, gardening and riding his motorcycle. He lived life the way he wanted with no regrets. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his mother, JoAnn (Ken); father, Leslie; siblings Randy, Cheri (Stan) and Nancy (John); children, Michael (Amy), Marc (Bethann) and Stacy; and eight grandchildren, Blake, Kelsey, Laney, Halle, Abby, Kiley, Michael and Jaycee.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Davis.

A memorial fund contribution will be set up for a park bench in honor of Ron.

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Allene A. Johnson, 97, of Columbia passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Columbia Health Care.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m., at Parker Funeral Service. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Allene was born Oct. 12, 1917, in Weir, Kan., to Floyd Harmon and Jennie (Penrod) Smith.

A longtime member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, she taught kindergarten Sunday School for 25 years.

Survivors include a son, Charles R. Johnson of Columbia; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Richard F. Johnson Jr.; her daughter, Donna G. Jennings; a grandson; and four sisters.

Memorials can be given to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.

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

Published Friday, April 24, 2015

Michael G. Harmon, 64, of Auxvasse passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, in St. Louis.

Memorial services for Michael will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Memorial Funeral Home. Private family placement will be held at a later date.

He was born on May 22, 1950, in Columbia, the son of Eileen (Wallace) and Leonard Harmon. He married Kathleen Goff on April 15, 1989.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy, of the home; daughters, Traci, Kristen and Nicole Harmon; son, Kevin Harmon; granddaughter, Taryn Harmon; and one brother, Dale Harmon.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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

Published Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thomas B. Howard, 76, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, April 21, at his h ome.

Funeral services for Tom will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be held in Auxvasse Cemetery.

He was born on Feb. 22, 1939, in Mexico, Mo., the son of Margaret (Sontag) and Claude Howard.

Survivors include his wife, Johannah Howard; daughter, Tammy (Kent) Strawn; grandchildren, Alyssa, Monica and Dustin Strawn; sister, Jane (Gene) Colster; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Delbert Howard.

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

Published Sunday, May 3, 2015

Angela “Angi” Weithman, 62, peacefully passed away at home on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, to be with her late husband, Steve Weithman.

Services are pending with Memorial Funeral Home.

Angi and Steve were happily married in 1975 in Columbia, where they built a wonderful life together. Her sons remember Angi and Steve as gentle and patient parents who always encouraged them to pursue their goals and strive to make the world a more caring place.

Angi was born in Jamestown, N.D., the daughter of the late George and Beverly JoAnn Daniels. As a child, she moved to Columbia, where she graduated from Hickman High School, then attended the University of Missouri for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She worked for Boyce & Bynum as a cytotechnologist. After she retired, she enjoyed her true passion — teaching.

Angi was a dedicated tutor to many children, mentored at-risk students, taught others to sew and quilt and was a dedicated volunteer for hospice. She was an active member of Heart of Missouri Quilter’s Guild, a former member of Boonslick Trail Quilter’s Guild and was nominated for volunteer of the year at Hospice Advantage. She will be remembered for her generous heart, her love for children and grandchildren, and as a loyal friend.

Angi left behind a loving family: son Michael, his wife, Sarah, and their children, Lauren and Andrew; son Scott, his wife, Kate, and their children, Ollie, Augustus, Theodore and Emerson. Angi’s legacy lives on through her friends and family.

The family would like to thank Hospice Advantage, Deb Williams, Mary Linneman and Barb Nichols for their dedication and care for Angi during her final months. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Missouri Girls Town, 8548 Jade Road, Kingdom City, Mo., 65262, or Hospice Advantage, 2620 S. Forum Blvd., Suite E, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Condolences can be sent at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Monday, April 27, 2015

Lee “LeeWee” Marrs, 49, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at The Laurels in Hudsonville, Mich.

There will be a memorial service on May 23, 2015, in Trenton. There will also be a memorial put together by his friends of the Loop, date pending.

Lee went to Hickman High School in Columbia and served in the Navy Reserves. He worked for Boone Quarries. He was passionate about hot rods and could do amazing things when it came to old cars. He loved his family and friends very much.

He is survived by his mother, Trudie Wilcox; brothers, Paul “Red” Gingerich (Helen), Mike “Moose” Garrison (Karen), and Frankie Marrs; a son, Dan Marrs; two daughters, Jessi Gamble and Bobbi Lee Marrs; a grandson, C.J.; and several nieces and nephews.

Lee was preceded in death by his father, Frank Marrs.

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Andrea Lynne Turner, 33, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, after a more than 2 year courageous battle against acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Forum Christian Church, 3900 Forum Blvd. in Columbia. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 1, at Forum Christian Church, with the Rev. Scott Sutherland and the Rev. Max Jennings officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Andrea, the daughter of Diana (Williams) and Ed Turner, was born Sept. 2, 1981, in Columbia. She graduated from Hickman High School in 2000. She received her undergraduate degree from William Jewell College in Liberty and her master’s degree in finance from Avila College in Kansas City. She worked as a supervisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Andrea was an athlete. She excelled in basketball and soccer. During her college soccer years, she also coached a youth soccer team. She loved to travel — from a semester studying in Australia, to road trips to see friends, and family spring trips to the ocean. She will be remembered by many for her skills as an organizer. She organized events at work, family vacations and parties with her friends. She enjoyed volunteering and taught Sunday School in Overland Park. In her youth, she was active with her family at Forum Christian Church. This relationship became the foundation upon which she built her abiding faith in God. It was her faith that gave her the daily strength she needed during “The Fight” with AML. She recently achieved her goal of reading the entire Bible.

Andrea is survived by her parents; a sister, Ashley (Tyler) Dow of Olathe, Kan.; a brother, Alex (Julie) Turner of Springfield; one grandmother, Virginia Williams of Council Bluffs, Iowa; aunts and uncles, Donna and Gary Rushing of Petersburg, Ill., Dana and Dan Jones of Salinas, Calif., Dustin and Candi Williams of Queen Creek, Ariz., Sue and Gary Bentle of Florence, Ky.; and several cousins.

She is missed deeply by her four-legged love, Lily Rae.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Glenn Williams and Jack and Lucille Turner.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Columbia Second Chance, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choosing.

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

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

Published Friday, May 1, 2015

LaTamara Shonique Hammers, 22, of Columbia passed away unexpectedly at 10:53 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at First Baptist Church in Vandalia. Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, with the Rev. Garland Williams officiating. Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.

Pallbearers will be Shane Custard, Justin Lopez, Matthew Warren, Samuel Lee Jr., Jason Herd and Danny Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Connor, Arthaniel Hammers, James Luper Jr., Troy Cockrell and Dustin Holt.

LaTamara was born May 31, 1992, in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Tony B. Luper and LaDawn T. Hammers.

She was a 2010 graduate of Hickman High School. After high school, LaTamara worked for about three years as a cook supervisor at Lenoir Retirement Center. Most recently, she worked as a patient representative at the BJC Internal Medicine Clinic. In her free time, she enjoyed hanging out with friends, doing nails, going to concerts and singing.

Survivors include her parents, Tony Luper and LaDawn Hammers of Columbia; stepfather, Terry Jo Holt Jr. of Columbia; three sisters, LaTara Hammers, LaTonia Hammers and Asha Davis, all of Columbia; grandparents, Harold Ferguson and Geneva Ferguson, both of Vandalia, Gracie Luper and James Luper Sr., both of Dallas; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Joshua Overton.

Arrangements are under the direction of Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.

Jennifer Varelans of Schertz, TX, born on August 6, 1960, passed away on April 27, 2015 at the age of 54.

Jennifer was an avid animal lover. She enjoyed volunteering for the San Antonio Livestock Exposition and was a proud supporter of the youth projects at the Bexar County Junior Livestock Sale, S.A.L.E and the Guadalupe County Livestock Sale.

Jennifer is preceded in death by her father, Ernest Absheer. She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Mike Varelans; mother, Betty Absheer; daughters, Lindsey Munsterteiger, Ashley Schwarz and Kendall Varelans; grandchildren, Olivia Schwarz, Zachary Munsterteiger; sisters, Tammy Absheer - Brown and Sandy Anderson.

The family will receive friends at 10:00AM on Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Schertz Funeral Home, with the Funeral Service to begin at 11:00AM. Pastor Joe Walts will be officiating. Interment will follow at Zuehl Cemetery in Marion, TX.

The family request in lieu of flowers that a memorial donation be made to Thrive Well Cancer Foundation Patient Assistance at Thrivewell.org

Published Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mary Helen Yoest, 91, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at The Bluffs.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 4, and funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, both at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Mary Helen was born June 2, 1923, in Murray, to parents George and Elizabeth Ballew.

She was preceded in death by husband, Lloyd F. Yoest, who died on April 2, 2015. They were high school sweethearts and had been happily married for 71 years. They met at Hickman High School, where they both graduated in 1941. Mary Helen continued her education at the University of Missouri for a year. She married Lloyd on Nov. 11, 1943, then moved to Florida to be with him when he enlisted in the Navy.

For many years, Mary Helen was a volunteer Pink Lady for Boone Hospital and Ellis Fischel Hospital. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and participated in several clubs, including the Wednesday Wives. She was an avid bridge player, competed in numerous tournaments and achieved the rank of Bronze Life Master. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and later became a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

Mary Helen was a devoted wife and loving mother. She cherished moments spent with her extended family and friends.

Mary Helen is survived by three children, David Yoest and wife, Alice; Diane and husband, Tom Mendenhall; and Donnie Yoest; five grandchildren, Joe, Jason, Taylor, Matthew and Cole; and four great-grandchildren.

She had a loving heart, was very generous, and will be severely missed by her family and friends.

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

Published Sunday, May 10, 2015

Robert Thurston Level, 93, of Columbia passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Parker Funeral Service, with burial afterwards at Red Rock Cemetery in Harrisburg. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015, at the funeral home.

Robert was born Jan. 27, 1922, to Aaron and Evangeline Thurston Level on the family farm in Hinton. He graduated Hickman High School in 1941 and joined the Air Force to serve his country bravely during World War II. He then returned to Columbia to become one of the best finish carpenters in the field.

He married Virginia Alieen Reed on Dec. 13, 1980. He worked as the superintendent of many construction sites all over Columbia for 35 years. Although he retired in January 1987, he continued woodworking up until his last year. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening, when he was not busy in his wood shop.

Robert is survived by his two daughters: Doris (Don) Rutherford of Fulton and Betty Level of Columbia; three grandchildren: Robert W. Kamp of Prairie Village, Kan., Billy Ryan Kamp (Angela) of Fulton and Kelly R. McCarville (Brandt) of Columbia; and nine great-grandchildren: Allison, Andrew and Emily Kribbs; Onyx, Karai and Arnett Kamp; and Makensie, Brogan and Declan McCarville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, five brothers, one sister and one granddaughter, Tracie Kamp Kribbs.

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

BY THE LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Dr. Larry K. Andrews, age 74, of Lincoln, died Saturday, May 9, 2015 of complications resulting from post-polio syndrome. Dr. Andrews was born October 10, 1940, to Senator Adam and Betty (Carruth) Andrews in Columbia, Mo. In 1958 he graduated from David H. Hickman High School in Columbia, home of the Kewpies, where he was active in speech, drama and music activities.

Dr. Andrews received his bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Missouri. At Mizzou he was a member of Phi Delta Kappa scholastic honorary fraternity and Gamma Kappa chapter of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.

He began his career as an educator by teaching two years at Jefferson, Iowa, and one year at Waverly, Iowa. He spent one semester as a visiting professor at the University of London. Larry was especially proud of the fact that his doctoral mentor was Dr. A. Sterl Artley, the creator of the Dick and Jane reading series published by Scott-Foresman Co.

The day after he received his Ph.D. Larry moved to Lincoln, where he was a faculty member and administrator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for 41 years. As a teaching assistant he was recognized as an Outstanding Teacher by the University of Missouri-Columbia chapter of Mortar Board. At UNL he was recognized three times for outstanding teaching by the Parents Club.

Dr. Andrews published four university-level textbooks, numerous articles in scholarly journals and turned to writing fiction and poetry upon his retirement. He published two novels, both of which, he said numerous times, "are still waiting to be discovered."

For 20 years during his tenure at UNL he was on the tennis courts during the lunch hour. He played softball and baseball beginning at age nine until he ended his playing career with city rec co-ed softball when ailing knees stopped him at age 50. He was an "enthusiastic but not particularly talented athlete" (his words). He enjoyed playing tennis, camping, hunting, and fishing.

Larry was an active lay person in the United Methodist Church, sang in church choirs, taught church school classes, organized book clubs, delivered sermons, and sponsored MYF groups. He was a member of the Lincoln Community Gospel Choir, where he met his wife-to-be, Ruthie Mabin Peterson.

He was also a life-long St. Louis Cardinal fan. One of his most prized possessions was his autographed photo of Cardinal Baseball Hall of Famer, Stan Musial.

Dr. Andrews is survived by his wife of 21 years, Ruthie; daughters Wyn, Lincoln; Sally, Seattle; granddaughter Siobhan Maree, Lincoln; step-son Curt Peterson (Jessica Buckley) and granddaughter Smith Elizabeth, of Denver. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, and cousins in Boone County, Mo. Larry never forgot that he was from Columbia and he was proud of his Boone County roots.

He was predeceased by his parents and his only sibling, his brother Mike.

Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 15, at New Hope United Methodist Church, 1205 N 45th Street, Lincoln. Rev. Dr. Anne K. Gatobu will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Lincoln High School Library Fund c/o Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, 5905 O St., Lincoln, NE 68510 or New Hope United Methodist Church, 1205 No. 45th St., Lincoln, NE 68503.

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ira Davis, well known in Mid-Missouri as a Professional Licensed Counselor and a personal friend to many in the recovery community, died peacefully Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at St. Louis University Hospital.

A Friends of Ira Davis Memorial Meeting and Potluck will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Missouri United Methodist Church — Whittler Hall, 204 Ninth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201. Go in main doors and turn right.

Ira was tirelessly devoted to helping those with substance abuse problems. He will be remembered for his efforts to encourage alcoholics and addicts to enter rehabilitation treatment programs and for the support that he provided to their family members.

Ira was preceded in death by his sister, Lola Nichols, and is survived by his son, Ian Davis.

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

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015

Robert A. Murphy, 84, of Boonville passed away the a fternoon of Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Harry S. Truman Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia.

A celebration of Robert’s life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at Davis Funeral Chapel with full military honors. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m.

Robert Alexander Murphy was born in Moberly on June 11, 1930, the son of Alexander Green Murphy and Juanita Bowden Murphy. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1948. He joined the Army as a military policeman and served his country with pride from 1948-1952. He stayed connected to his military friends throughout the years. He married Joan Frances Purdy on March 5, 1954, in Boonville.

Robert worked as a builder for more than 47 years and was proud of the buildings he built. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. His yard always looked like a golf course, as he took great pride in making sure it always looked good, and he loved to garden. Robert was always upbeat and happy, and he enjoyed singing karaoke and dancing. His lifelong goal was to be a police officer; this dream came true when he was hired as a detention officer for the Cooper County Detention Center.

Robert was preceded in death by parents; and his brother, James Lawrence Murphy.

He is survived by his wife, Joan, of the home; his children, Robert Dale Murphy and wife Bonnie of Boonville, Tommy Joe Murphy and wife Lynn of North Carolina and Teresa Lynn Paul and husband Mark of Ashland; a brother, Charles Richard Murphy and wife Delta of Columbia; his grandchildren, Evan, Cheyenne and Bryan Murphy, Chad Scott, Jill Moore, Seth Paul, Danny Paul, and Alex and Peyton Edwards; and his great-grandchildren, Ryley and Alyssa Murphy, Jack and Max Loy and Jacob Paul.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

Published Sunday, May 17, 2015

Joseph “Joey” D. Williams II, 22, of Columbia passed away May 14, 2015, at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 18, at Memorial Funeral Home. Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the funeral home.

Joey was born Jan. 12, 1993, in Columbia to Rebecca Test and Joseph Williams. In addition to his parents, Joey is survived by his three siblings, Jackson Osborn, Jakob Osborn and Jaden Perkins; his grandparents Deanna Duemmel and her husband William “Bill” Duemmel; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Mary “Ninnie” Alene Niles.

Joey was a 2011 graduate of Hickman High School. He was attending MACC as a 4.0 biomedical student. He loved to spend time with his family and many friends. He enjoyed hiking, music, traveling, photography, writing and singing. As a former lifeguard at Oakland Pool and the Arc, he loved the water and the sun.

Joey was a free spirit who loved everyone and was loved by everyone. He never met a stranger and was always open to giving advice or just listening. The world was truly blessed with a unique and intelligent soul, and he will truly be missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Joey’s name to any charity benefiting foster children.

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

Published Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Alva N. Caruthers Jr., 85, of Columbia passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015, surrounded by his family at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Parkade Baptist Church, 2102 N. Garth

Visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Norris was born on May 4, 1930, in Boone County, the son of Viola (Dodson) and Alva N. Caruthers Sr.

He was an Air Force veteran and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Parkade Baptist Church.

Norris was an avid reader and passionate about conservation. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, country music and loved his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Bonnie “Sue”; two sons, Jeff and Todd (Janet); daughter, Stacey (Micah) Baker; five grandchildren, Cameron and Danielle Caruthers and Logan, Olivia and Jackson Norris Baker; and one great-granddaughter, Kiley Wadlow.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Sondra Reynolds; one brother, W.A. Caruthers; and one infant brother.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Department of Conservation or to Parkade Baptist Church.

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

Published Sunday, May 31, 2015

Douglas Hedderich, 65, made his final bow and exited stage left on Friday, May 22, 2015.

Also known as Lester Zombie to his wide world of friends, Douglas was a Columbia native. A man of many talents and interests, including reading, photography and playing and listening to music. Douglas had a varied and unique collection of guitars and electronics, as he loved to play with sound.

Douglas asked that no services be held but wished to be remembered with donations made in his memory to two organizations: American Heart Association, 104 Corporate Lake Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203, and Lenoir Woods Benevolent Care Fund, 3710 Lenoir St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

So long and thanks for all the fish.

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

Published Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Vera G. Smith, 96, of Columbia passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Columbia.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Parkade Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born on Nov. 19, 1918, in Boone County, one of 12 children born to Maggie Lee (Lewis) and Alvy Bennett. Vera married Jim Carl Smith on April 19, 1938, in Boone County; he preceded her in death in 1989 after 51 years of marriage.

Vera only worked outside of her home before her marriage to Jim. She worked for a telephone company whose policy at the time was only single ladies could work for them. She kept her marriage quiet for several months before one day, while ironing in her room, her landlady at the time discovered her beau/husband in the hallway outside her room in the boarding house. She reported her to the phone company and she was promptly fired. So as they used to say, “the jig was up.”

Vera’s whole life was children. She took care of children in her home when she lived on Sexton Road and later had a licensed daycare center in her Kathy Drive home. She also ran or participated in the nursery at her Parkade Baptist Church. She often had these children bring their children into her home to meet her. She loved each of those kids and their mommies just as much. As the oldest of 10 siblings who lived on a farm in the Easley/Ashland area, she was the “home” for them in the summer as they came to Columbia to work.

Survivors include her daughters, Patricia Ann Mott and Betty Sue Brown; sons, Gerald “Jerry” Lee (Nancy) Smith and Carl “Benny” Smith (Ann Beasley); grandchildren, Lisa (Bill) Schnipke, Michael (Laura) Brown, Melinda Smith (Mel Chrestman), James Melvin (Lisa) Brown, Jennifer Smith, Matthew Smith, Amber (Scotty) Roberts, Benjamin Smith and Ian Smith; great-grandchildren, Bryan and Evan Brown, Carl James “CJ” and Christopher Brown, Kate Chrestman, Madelyn and Dalton Roberts; siblings, Medabeth (Bennett) Garrett, Marvin (Norma Dean) Bennett, Mitchell Bennett, Mary Lee (Bennett) Wren, Beverly (Bennett) (Melvin) Sapp and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Howard Bennett, Alvy Eugene (Gene) Bennett, Joyce (Bennett) Isom, Eddie Milton Bennett and two died in infancy.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Parkade Baptist Church Building Fund.

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

The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice Compassus for all of their generosity and support to Vera over the last several months.

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bruce Alan Homan, 59, of Columbia passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center of diabetes/heart complications. Cremation has taken place as he chose.

Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 28, with services at 6 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will take place at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Bruce was born July 28, 1955, in Clinton, the son of G. Thomas Homan and June Brechbuhler Homan.

Bruce was a 1973 graduate of Hickman High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1975.

He was an over-the-road trucker for more than 30 years. His interests include the trucking industry, Gold Wing motorcycles, NASCAR, mechanics, fishing and crossword puzzles.

Bruce was preceded in death by his wife Anita Hillgren (May 2014); sister April Fox (May 2013) and his father “Tom” Homan (April 1999).

Survivors include his mother, June; three brothers, Bryan (Audry) Homan, Barry Homan and Bryce Homan, all of Columbia; two nieces, Jodi (Eric) Swain of Fayette and Stacy (Joe) Spano of Columbia; and one aunt, Irene Owen of Columbia.

Memorials suggested to diabetic and heart organizations.

Condolences can be sent to the family at 308 Anderson Ave, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

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

Published Sunday, May 31, 2015

Joseph Nelson Bell, 88, of Columbia passed away the morning of Saturday, May 30, 2015, at The Bluffs.

A visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Parker Funeral Service. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with burial afterwards at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Nelson was born Sept. 30, 1926, to John and Winnie Bell in Columbia. He married Anna Felber in 1946 and spent his life living and working in Columbia. Nelson served his country for four years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked very hard as the superintendent of the University of Missouri power plant and in his spare time enjoyed hunting and fishing. Nelson and Anna have been members of the Parkade Baptist Church for many years.

Nelson is survived by his wife, Anna; his daughter JoAnn Drane and significant other, Eddie Jenkins; his granddaughter Johnna Crone and husband, Jason; and great-grandchildren Jordyn and Jaxon Crone. Nelson is also survived by his brother David Bell and sisters Anita Semon and Mariana Langwell, as well as several nephews and nieces.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

Published Thursday, June 4, 2015

Carrol T. Weaver, 87, of Belton passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at KU Medical Center.

Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Cullen Funeral Home in Raymore, and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. in Columbia. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 8, at Memorial Funeral Home, with burial after services.

Carrol was born on March 28, 1928, in Murry, the son of John and Willie Weaver.

Carrol worked for State Farm Insurance Co. in the claims department for 35 years. He enjoyed square-dancing and was a member of the Live Wires Square Dance Club and Crossroads United Methodist Church.

Carrol was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Nelda E. Weaver, and son, Thomas W. Weaver.

He is survived by his current wife, Ruth Weaver; two daughters, Linda C. Williams and her husband, George, and Cindy L. Baker and her husband, Rick; one daughter-in-law, Allison Weaver; and four grandchildren, Chris, Jason, Nicole and Valerie.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made payable to KU Endowment, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Mail Stop 3012, Kansas City, Kan., 66160, to benefit Acute Myeloid Leukemia Research.

Online contributions may be made at www.kuendowment.org/give. Please indicate that donations are for the Carrol Weaver memorial.

Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home.

Published Sunday, June 7, 2015

James F. Sanders, 27, of Columbia passed away Friday, June 5, 2015, in Columbia.

A celebration of life for James will be set for a later date.

James was born Dec. 29, 1987, in Columbia to Larry and Elizabeth Francis Sanders. He graduated in 2006 from Hickman High School and was currently working at Ingredient in Columbia.

He is survived by his parents, Larry and Liz Sanders of Columbia, brother Scott Sanders of Florida, and sisters Susan Sanders of Florida and Kimberly Sanders of Columbia.

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

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ted Cameron Snodgrass, 65, of Anderson passed away peacefully Friday, June 19, 2015, at his residence with his loving family by his side.

Memorial visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at this time. Memorial service for Ted will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Pam Jackson and the Rev. Doris Schlessman will officiate.

Ted was born April 21, 1950, in Bakersfield, Calif., to the late Eugene and Virginia (Flippin) Snodgrass. Ted married the love of his life, Alice Frances Carson, on Aug. 4, 1973, in Fayette.

He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army as an Army cook and later an MP. He continued his military career in the Missouri National Guard, retiring as a Master Sergeant after being deployed three times.

He graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia in 1968. Ted received his bachelor’s degree from Central Methodist University and received his master’s degree in education from the University of Missouri. He worked for 31 years as an educator, spending 14 years at Pilot Grove C-4 School and also at Kemper Military, Renick R-V and Cass County. He retired after 14 years from the McDonald County School District, where he served as principal of Pineville Elementary School and later Anderson Junior High School, retiring in December 2006.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother who raised him, Melba Coffee Snodgrass; and his two stepsiblings, Jennifer Berry and Rod Younger.

Ted is survived by his wife of 42 years, Alice Snodgrass; his children, Amanda Judy and husband Brian of Ft. Scott, Kan., Robert Snodgrass of Anderson and Michael Tripp of Bentonville, Ark.; two brothers, Dale Snodgrass and wife Jodi of Des Moines, Iowa, and Guy Snodgrass and wife Judy of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren, Lexi and Matthew Judy; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends who will dearly miss Ted.

Memorial contributions can be given to the McDonald County Schools Foundation or a school or charity with which you associate Ted’s memory in care of the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the Freeman Cancer Center and Dr. Matthew Miller and his staff.

Online condolences can be sent to the family through www.ozarkfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson.

Published June 26, 2015 by Kingman Daily Miner, Kingman AZ

Donna Dunham passed away June 19, 2015, at Royal Springs Healthcare in Las Vegas. She was born on Nov. 30, 1937, in Kansas City, Mo.

Donna is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Ed Dunham; her sister; Jan (Don) Freeman and nephew, Spencer Freeman, all of Golden Valley; cousin, Gary Palmer of California; granddaughter, Cheyenne Price; great-niece and nephew, Haley and Adam Freeman; and great-grandchildren, Destiny, Brandon and Nico, all of Kingman.

Donna was predeceased by her daughter, Jenni Price, in 2009.

Donna is also survived by her sister-in-law, Leah Daniel; nephews Richard and Rodney Couch; niece Rhonda Elovirta; and great-nieces Maja and Tia Couch, all of Kingman.

A memorial service will be held at Praise Chapel at a later date.


Published Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Melvin “Mel” Chandler, 79, went home to be with his Lord and Savior and his beloved wife, Rosemary, on Sunday, June 21, 2015.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, at Nilson Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Melvin L. Chandler was born June 6, 1936, to Raymond E. Chandler and Grace Lillian Asbury Chandler.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1954. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1954. His first ship was the USS Cascade AD16, and he later served on the USS Willis A. Lee DL4, which was part of the Suez Canal crisis in 1956.

He married the love of his life, Rosemary Mayes, on May 8, 1965, in Columbia. They were married 48 years.

From March 1960 until September 1999, Mel worked as a meat cutter. He spent 23 of those years at East Gate Foods with Mr. Dale Corneilson.

In 1968, Rosemary and Mel went to Springfield with six other families to form the Missouri Paint Horse Association. These families were from St. Louis, Kansas City and other parts of Missouri. Mel served on the Board of Directors. He raised Central Missouri’s first registered paint stallion, Kings’s X, registration number 7700. He also raised the champion quarter horse mare Unique Spirit and was the first paint horse breeder in Central Missouri.

In 1999, Mel retired and opened a gun shop, “The Second Amendment.”

What meant most to Mel was his wife, God, family and country. They came first in his life. He lived a rich, full life, not as far as money, but as far as the people he met and the lives he touched.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary; his mom and dad; brother, Richard and Richard’s wife, Donna; his father-in-law, Gerald Mayes and mother-in-law, Mary Lou Mayes.

Melvin is survived by goddaughter, Paulette Wetter (Andrew); godsons, Jakob and Max Wetter; nephew, Jeff Chandler (Tammy); and cousins, Thelma Kay Lazear (Gary). Many friends also survive.

The family would like to thank the special people with Boone Hospital Home Care and Hospice. They helped the family and Mel get through this transition.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to Cancer Research.

Published Friday, June 26, 2015

William “Jack” Tekotte, 91, of Springfield, formerly of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Willy and Kathryn Tekotte; and his loving wife of 59 years, Susie.

Survivors include his daughter, Jackie Tekotte of Springfield; his brother, Foster Tekotte, and his wife, Mary Ann; nephew Blake Tekotte, and his wife, Cheryl; two great-nieces; and one great-nephew.

Jack was a graduate of Hickman High School and was a Merchant Marine. He was a mechanic for T-Mac, where he worked and retired.

Jack loved watching baseball, especially the Royals and the Dodgers. Jack was a lifelong member of Bethany Baptist Church and will be missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri, 3161 W. Norton Road, Springfield, Mo., 65803.

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

Published Sunday, June 28, 2015

William “Bill” Selby, 80, a lifelong resident of Columbia, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, after a brief illness.

The burial will be conducted in a private ceremony at Memorial Cemetery in Columbia.

Bill was born to Shannon L. Selby and Margaret Martin on June 27, 1934, in Columbia. He graduated from Hickman High School and attended Tennessee Temple University and Baylor University. He joined the Army in 1955 and served for seven years.

He was the owner and president of Selby Heating and Air Conditioning in Columbia for 30 years before retiring in 2004.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean; his son Marty Selby and daughter-in-law Sandy of Arrow Rock; his son Michael Selby of Columbia; his granddaughter Beth Nease and her husband Stephen of Wooldridge; his granddaughter Catie Selby of Wooldridge; four great-grandchildren, Axton, Tate, Presley and Noah; and his beloved dog, Sammy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Kathleen and Norma.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Arrow Rock, www.friendsofarrowrock.org, in Bill’s memory.      
               


 
 
 
 



          












































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