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love truly never die
year by year the sad memorial wreath--
and flowers, types of life and death--
upon their graves.
is she who has a dear one dead
she has whose face will never change,
communion that will not grow strange.
of a life is death.
no death, nor change, nor any ending.
journey, and so many go
who stay at length discern the blending
two roads, two breaths, two lives, and so
the high and quiet knowledge that the dead
ourselves, made beautiful instead.
"Readings on the Philosophy of Death"
Unknown, from "Poetry For Verse Speaking Choir"
by, Helen D. Williams
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COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE
Judith Kay Hutchison Haas, Class of 1959, passed
away March 3, 2014, at home in Independence, Missouri.
Tyler Brandon McGee, Class of 2003, died Saturday,
March 1, 2014, at University Hospital.
Crews, Class of 1997, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Loren David "L.D." Baurichter, Class of 1943,
passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at his home in Columbia.
Shirley Ann (Judah) Gallatin, Class of 1962, passed
away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
Paul Verner Short, Class of 1935, passed away
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Lenoir Woods Home, in Columbia.
Breon L. Bethany, Class of 2014, passed away
Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at his home in Columbia.
Wynna Faye Tapp-Elbert, Class of 1962, passed
away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at University Hospital.
Polly Anna Dunavant, Class of 1943, passed
away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
Carol Dean (Dothage) Watson, Class of 1954, passed
away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Springfield, Missouri.
Billy J. Tennyson, Class of 1952, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
Richard Eugene Wilson, Class of 1973, passed away
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at his home in Glenburnie, Maryland.
Robert Thomas Kinder, Class of 1952, passed away
Monday, January 27 , 2014, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Randall Carl "Moose" Mueller, Class of 1949, passed
away peacefully at home, in Centralia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Robert Ray Mountjoy, Class of 1947, passed away
Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.
Joan Messenger Barnes, Class of 1937, passed away
Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
Lowry Henley, Class of 1940, passed away Tuesday,
Jan. 7, 2014.
Nellie Racine Davis Fox, Class of 1944, passed away
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at her home in Columbia.
John "Randy" Leach, Class of 1972, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at his
home in Columbia.
Joyce Pace Friedlander, Class of 1955 died January 2,
2014 in San Mateo, California.
Craig A Wenger,
Class of 1970,
passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at 9:03 a.m. at home in Columbia.
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Thursday, January 2, 2014
Craig A Wenger, 61, of
Columbia passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at 9:03 a.m. at home after a
A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan.
3, at Memorial Funeral Home.
Craig was born April 14, 1952, to Jack M.
and Mildred Vander Linden Wenger in Columbia.
He graduated from Hickman
He worked for CenturyLink for 37 years.
Debbie Minnick on July 20, 1974; she survives, along with two sons, Chad of
Columbia and Justin (Danielle) of Osage Beach; and a granddaughter, Ellie Rae
Wenger. He is also survived by his mother, Midge Wenger of Columbia; and a
brother, Bruce Wenger of Inverness, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his
father, Jack Wenger; and a brother, Scott Wenger.
Joyce Pace Friedlander, March 3, 1938 - Jan. 2, 2014
January 10, 2014
BY LAURA JANE CRANE of the Columbia Missourian
Joyce Pace Friedlander died
January 2, 2014 in San Mateo, CA. Joyce was born March 3rd, 1938, to Julia Lloyd
and Paul Lindell Pace in rural Centralia, Boone County, Missouri. She attended
Grassland school in Boone County and Rawlings rural school in Howard County.
Graduating from Hickman High School in the class of 1955, and University of
Missouri, Columbia, 1959, Joyce was married in 1959 to Wiley Clemon Small. They
later divorced and Joyce married Jack Friedlander who preceded her in death in
Joyce was inducted into National Honor Society in her junior year
at Hickman serving on the Cresset staff her senior year. Joyce’s occupation was
hematologist at Lucile Salter Packard children’s hospital at Stanford, Palo
Survivors are son Matthew Clemon Small, of San Mateo, CA,
daughter Cynthia Small Blank, (Jeff) grandsons Paul and Charley Blank of
Cupertino, CA and a sister Laura Jane Pace Crane of Columbia, Missouri. Joyce’s
parents and a brother, Charles Monroe Pace preceded her in death.
Services will be Feb. 8 at the Harbortown Clubhouse in San Mateo, Calif.
Published Monday, January 6, 2014
John "Randy" Leach, 60, of
Columbia passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at his home with his family by his
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at
Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 616 Jackson St., Columbia, Mo., 65203,
with funeral services immediately following at 11 a.m. Randy will then be
He graduated from Hickman High School in 1972 and worked for
the city of Columbia for 40 years.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Randy is survived by his wife, Debbie, of the home; sons Ryan Leach and wife
Heather, and Beau Leach of Columbia; five grandchildren, Jadryanne, Hayley,
Alyssa, Aiden and Kaleb; brother Michael Leach and wife Phyllis; sister Colleen
Olesen and husband Richard; and several nieces and nephews.
and a nephew preceded him in death.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made in his name to the American Cancer Society or the Missouri Conservation
Heritage Foundation for Kids Hunting and Fishing.
Online condolences may
be left for the family at
Monday, January 6, 2014
Nellie Racine Davis Fox, 88,
of Columbia passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at her home.
services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Nilson Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Thursday. Burial will take
place at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Nellie Racine Davis was born Dec. 25,
1925, in Millersburg, the daughter of George Thomas and Maude Bell Gibbs Davis.
She married Charles Edward Fox on May 14, 1949, in Columbia, and he preceded
her in death May 9, 2005.
Mrs. Fox was an avid eater and enjoyed bowling,
crocheting and traveling.
Survivors include one daughter, Charlene
Pickens and husband Clayton Sr.; two grandchildren Clayton Jr. and wife Tracy,
and Christen and husband Steven Rude; and four great-grandchildren, Kayla,
Jennifer, Clayton Pickens lll and Wyatt.
She was preceded in death by her
parents; husband; one brother; and two sisters.
Online condolences may be
left for the family at
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2:00 am
Lowry Henley, 91, of
Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
Services will be held at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 16, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
Henley was born on Sept. 20, 1922, in Joplin to H.A. (Hez) and Niena Isherwood
Henley. He married Jane Deason on June 7, 1947, in Port Arthur, Texas.
Mr. Henley graduated from Hickman High School, where he was Kewpie golf captain
and lettered in golf. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Mr.
Henley graduated from the University of Missouri, where he played on the 1949
Big Seven conference championship golf team. He retired from the University of
Missouri as assistant director for Memorial Union and Brady Commons.
is survived by a daughter, Barbara Ware, and her husband, David Ware, of St.
Louis; a son, Robert Henley, and his wife, Cynthia Henley, of Independence; and
a sister, Martha Goodwin of Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane;
his parents; and three brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made to
University of Missouri Athletics Golf Scholarship Fund.
condolences may be left at
Published Sunday, January 26, 2014
Joan Messenger Barnes, 94,
of Rolla passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, with her family by her side.
Services took place Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Rolla.
Born June 25, 1919, in
Columbia, she attended Hickman High School and worked as a secretary before
marrying Herald Barnes on May 11, 1941. They moved to Rolla where they raised
their three sons.
Joan became a LPN in 1969, was president of the Rolla
chapter of the State Association of LPNs and later served a two-year term as
President of the State Association of LPNs.
She was a member of the First
Baptist Church, where she served in various capacities including Director of
Women's Missionary Union and supervised Vacation Bible School.
preceded in death by her husband, Herald, and her parents, Bertha and Leroy
She is survived by her sons, James H. Barnes and his wife,
Emily, of Rolla, Jerald L. Barnes and his wife, Christine, of Bend, Ore., and
Mark Barnes of Irvine, Calif.; four grandchildren, Melissa (Sanjay) Barnes
Dholakia of Bend, Ore., James (Amy) Barnes of Columbia. Michael (Karen) Barnes
of Alameda, Calif., and Brett (Rachel) Barnes of Palmyra; six
great-grandchildren; her brother, Leroy Messenger of Sioux City, Iowa; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
January 26, 2014
Ray Mountjoy, 84, passed from this life Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Boone Hospital
Center, surrounded by his family.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday,
Jan. 27, at Memorial Funeral Home.
Bob was born on Feb. 14, 1929, to
Raymond and Nellie Mountjoy in Columbia. Bob was a graduate of Hickman High
School and served in Korea in the U.S. Army immediately after graduation. He
worked for the U. S. Postal Service for more than 30 years following his
military service. He was a deacon in the First Christian Church. Bob married the
love of his life, Doris McBride, in August 1949 and enjoyed 57 years of marriage
prior to her passing in 2005.
Bob is survived by his children, Terry
Burkett (Russ) of Columbia, Mike Mountjoy (Janet) of Columbia, David Mountjoy
(Diane) of Columbia and Lynn Hall of Columbia. He is also survived by 11
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and his beloved dog, Bella.
He was preceded in death by his wife and his son, Wayne Mountjoy.
of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to the Central
Missouri Humane Society.
Online condolences may be left at
Published Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Randall Carl "Moose"
Mueller, 82, of Centralia passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his
loving family, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
There will be a visitation from 1
to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Memorial Funeral Home, with funeral service to
follow at 2 p.m. Entombment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
born July 10, 1931, in Jefferson City to the late Carl A. and Rose M. (Zbinden)
On July 29, 1950, he married Lorene Farrar in Columbia, and she
Randall worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier
for 33 years.
He served in the National Guard for 20 years. Randall loved
life and cherished the moments he spent with his family.
In addition to
his loving wife of 63 years, he is survived by his children, Randall Mueller Jr.
(Terry) of Springfield, Kim Veley (Chris) of Winter Haven, Fla., and Tammie
Morris of Centralia; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Randall was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and son-in-law Jimmy
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
Online tributes may be left at
Published by Reese Funeral Home, http://www.reesefuneral.com/
Kinder - (June 13, 1934 - January 27, 2014)
Robert Thomas Kinder, Bob,
born June 13, 1934 in Columbia, Missouri, was the firstborn and only son to
Quinton B. Kinder, Professor of Agriculture-Poultry division at the University
of Missouri, and Mary V. (Lockwood) Kinder. Sister Mary Beth came along in 1943,
and lived a joy filled life marked with cancer and lost her battle at the young
age of 15.
Bob’s formative years were spent in Warsaw, Mo and Columbia,
Mo where he learned how to raise chickens, hunt, catch fish and played sandlot
ball. He was an avid sports fan and was a proud “Kewpie” for Columbia Hickman
High School. Bob also played baseball in the minor leagues in South Dakota in
his late teen years. Bob continued to be an avid sports fan and University of
Missouri Tigers fan ALL his life.
Bob enlisted in the Army in 1953 and
served as a courier during the Korean War. After honorable discharge Bob
continued his service in the National Guard. Bob told fond memories of the
beautiful forests in the state of Oregon during his time with the guard in the
Forestry division. After his National Guard duty, Bob relocated to Evanston,
Illinois, where his Aunt Angeline and Uncle, Brg. Gen. Harry M Craig, resided.
Bob then began a career as an Accounts Manager with General Finance Corporation.
It was here he met Nancy “Sue” Christensen, a Secretary at General Finance, and
they went on a “coke” date…as they were called at the time! Neither much cared
for the other at this first date. However, they had the same circle of friends
and came to be quite fond of one another. Bob and Sue married October 2,
1959…the couple “voted” by their friends as the least likely to remain married.
Funny…here was Bob, the son of a poultry farmer ….and Sue, a woman who didn’t
like to eat poultry! Bob was asked about this fact and he smiled and proudly
said he had no complaints. God’s design of bringing two people together in
marriage was seen in the love and friendship Bob and Sue had for each other.
Theirs was a true partnership that was blessed as they celebrated 54 years of
marriage this past October.
Bob began a banking career with National
Boulevard Bank in Chicago late in 1960. He became an investment banker and
served with various institutions throughout his life in Illinois, Iowa and
Missouri. Bob and Sue relocated to sunny Florida in 2001 and began a new chapter
in their life-full of new friends, the loss of some older friends, family and an
abundance of warm weather.
Bob’s greatest joy in life was his family. He
and Sue have three beautiful daughters, Karla, Robyn and Beth who reside in the
Kansas City area. Karla and her husband Bruce, have a married daughter, Leah and
her husband Justin; and a son, Luke who will be graduating from University of
Arkansas in May. Robyn and her husband Dave, have two sons, Taylor, a sophomore
attending Blue River Community College, and Kyle, a sophomore in high school.
Beth and her husband Jim, have a daughter Kelsee, a freshman at University of
Missouri; Jacob a freshman in high school and Daniel, a 5th grader.
was a “softy” at heart and often humbly spoke of God’s greatest blessing upon
his life…the gift of family and the family unit. His family fondly remembers him
crying at old war movies and Hallmark card commercials. He was a patriotic soul
and often ensured that friends and neighbors displayed their U.S. Flags in honor
of our country and those who bravely served it. Bob had a competitive spirit and
enjoyed playing games of all kinds; bridge, poker with the “boys”, tennis coach
with the “gals” and especially loved splashing in the Gulf with his kids and
Bob and Sue enjoyed serving for and with their church home,
Aldersgate United Methodist, 9530 Starkey Road, Seminole, Florida 33777. A
Memorial Service celebrating Bob’s life and eternal reward of heaven will be
held at the church, Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers,
the family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association or the
American Cancer Society.
February 2, 2014
Eugene Wilson, 58 of Glenburnie, Md., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Parker
Funeral Service. A Masonic Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at
Parker Funeral Service, followed by visitation till 8 p.m.
was born March 20, 1955, in Springfield to Eugene E. and Mary A. Dunlap Wilson.
He graduated from Hickman High School, earned his bachelor's degree from the
University of Missouri and his master's degree in electrical engineering from
the Georgia Institute of Technology. He worked as an electrical engineer at
Northup Grumman Corp. in Baltimore, Md.
He was a member of First
Christian Church in Columbia and Acacia Lodge No. 602 AF&AM in Columbia.
Survivors include his mother, Mary of Columbia; two brothers, David E. Wilson
and wife Libby of Wildwood and Thomas D. Wilson and wife Marjorie of Thornton,
Colo.; a sister, Mary Jane Brack and husband Ron of Keller, Texas; seven nieces,
Hailey Wilson, Mariah Wilson, Arianna Wilson, Amanda Black, Rebecca Black,
Belinda Black and Sara Black; and one nephew, Andrew Wilson.
preceded in death by his father.
Memorials may be given to Show Me
Christian Youth Homes, 24302 Mahin Road, La Monte, Mo., 65337. Online
condolences may be left for the family at
Published Thursday, February 6, 2014
Billy J. Tennyson, 80, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
There will be a visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Memorial
Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., with burial at Memorial
Park Cemetery immediately after the service.
He was born May 10,
1933, in Boone County to Abner J. and Mae (Nichols) Tennyson. His father died
when Billy was 3 years old. He was raised by his mother and Alvy Crane, his
Billy was a carpenter and celebrated 55 years in Carpenters'
Local 1925. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a searchlight
operator. Billy belonged to Twilight Lodge and Aleppo Grotto. He married Kay
Estes in 1956, and she survives.
In addition to his loving wife, he is
survived by his children, Billy Tennyson and wife Jane, Tracy Simms and husband
Larry, and Dana Tennyson and husband Tom; grandchildren Michelle Tennyson,
Brandon Carter and wife Marly, Ashlee Carter and husband Dakota, Kayla Carter
and husband Matt, Taylor Krohn and Aaron Ewens; great-grandchildren Brandon
Carter, Leona Crites, Julian Garrett, Darius Wright and one on the way; sisters
Sue Pruessner and Donna Hullett; and sisters-in-law Marie Johnson, Sonnie Estes
and Eileen Tennyson.
He was preceded in death by his parents;
step-father; grandparents; brother Harold; and sister JoElla.
condolences may be left at
Published Friday, February 21, 2014
Carol Dean (Dothage)
Watson, 77, entered into rest Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Springfield.
Services were held in Springfield.
She was born July 12, 1936, in
She graduated from Hickman High School in May 1954. She married
Cecil Monsees on June 5, 1954, and he preceded her in death. They had two
children, Teresa Ann and John Christopher.
She later married Tom Watson
She is survived by sisters June Gudgel and Louise Covey;
daughter Terry; son-in-law Mike Powers; two grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in
death by her brother, Richard; and son Chris.
Published Monday, February 10, 2014
Polly Anna Dunavant,
87, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
Funeral services will
She was born to Elijah Samuel and Sara Alice Strange on May
21, 1926, in Boone County. She married Homer Lewis Dunavant of Fulton in 1943.
He preceded her in death in 1986.
Polly grew up in the county and
attended a one-room schoolhouse. She was a member of the 4-H club there and
later was a Girl Scout and a Campfire Girl leader. She graduated from Hickman
High School and attended many painting classes at Columbia College and Stephens
College. She was a member of the Columbia Art League.
She was a devoted
mother, grandmother and friend.
Online condolences may be left at
Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Wynna Faye Tapp-Elbert,
69, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at University Hospital.
Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Missouri
United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday
at Missouri United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mary L. Hull-Lovett
officiating. After the service, a repast will be held at Douglass High School.
She was born Oct. 25, 1944, in Columbia, the daughter of Savannah Tapp and
Ernestine Williams Tapp, who preceded her in death.
Wynna Faye was a 1962
graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, and she attended Stephens College
and the University of Kansas and later earned her master's degree in community
development at the University of Missouri.
Wynna Faye was an activist,
organizer and advocate. She was a woman of faith, and it was her faith that led
her to organize sit-ins, mediate disputes, provide meals for others and speak
out against injustice. She cared deeply about her neighborhood and all those who
lived in Columbia. She worked about 30 years for the Columbia Parks and
Recreation Department. She was a proud member and radio host at KOPN for more
than 20 years. She was a member of St. Paul AME Church. She belonged to the
Order of the Eastern Star, Amos Johnson, Chapter 30, where she served as the
worthy matron. She was the mother of six children, a foster mother to many and
an important "second mom" to thousands of children who grew up in her
Wynna Faye is survived by her children, Larry Tapp, Debra
(Mark) Tapp-Williams, Kevin Elbert, Robin Tapp and George West; her siblings,
Cheryl (Tommy) Bell, Howard Tapp, Alma Tapp, Melva VanBuren, Marvin (Katrina)
Tapp, Freda Tapp, Teresa Lankford, Maurice (Joann) Tapp, Gary Tapp and Jackie
(Jonas) Cody; one aunt, Jeanette Hardiman; one great-aunt, Mildred Brooks; and a
host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Faye was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Dwayne Tapp.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the American
Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family
Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203; 573-442-7112.
Condolences may be left for the family online at
Published Friday, February 14, 2014
L. Bethany, 19, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at his home in Columbia.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 15, at First Assembly
of God Church in Columbia.
Breon was born June 20, 1994, to Robyn
Stewart and Bobby Bethany Sr. His father, Bobby Sr., and brother Bobby Jr.
preceded him in death.
Breon lived in Chicago, Niles, Mich., Iowa City,
Iowa, and Columbia. Breon was scheduled to graduate from Hickman High School in
Breon was an intern in the STEP Transition Program at Boone Hospital
Center, where he was loved by everyone.
Breon was beautiful, kind and
loving. His mind was growing and developing in progressive and positive ways. He
was active in the youth group at First Assembly of God church. He loved music
and enjoyed watching movies. He always had a smile and words of encouragement to
almost everyone he met, and he enjoyed making people laugh. He will be missed!
He leaves to mourn his mother, Robyn Stewart; grandmother Jean Stewart;
brother Michael Quinton Brown; sisters Ashlei Stewart and Kaelah Bethany; his
niece, Ebony Brown; and his nephews, Antonio, and the Dixon Boys (Troy Jr.
("TJ") and Ashton); his aunts, Donna Thomas-Kimbrough, Stefani Stewart, Kristin
Stewart-Williams, Adrena Bethany and Delores Bethany; his uncle, Robert Stewart
Jr. ("June"); cousins Kirema Brown-Kelly and Tyrone King Jr. ("TJ"); and a host
of other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
I'm healed, the
battle is over;
The final war has been won;
I've crossed over to
the other side;
I'm at peace.
From the family: We love you Breon.
In the words of Shakespeare's "Hamlet":
Good night sweet prince:
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
Published Saturday, February 15, 2014
Paul Verner Short passed away
at the age of 96 on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in the presence of his family at
Lenoir Woods Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday,
Feb. 17, at Goshen Primitive Baptist Church, with burial following in Goshen
Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior.
Paul was born on
Oct. 12, 1917, to Edgar and Ila Verner Short, who preceded him in death.
Paul spent his early life as a dairy farmer in central Boone County. He also was
a deacon at Little Bonne Femme Church and was on the Board of Education at New
Haven School District.
His later work in life was spent as a carpenter at
After retiring, he enjoyed making furniture and other
wood items. Much of the furniture was made from trees that he cut from his land.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Darlene Wren Short. They have three
children, Emily Wisley of Coopers Plains, N.Y.; Marilyn Holland and husband Jim
of Aurora, Colo.; and Mark Short and wife Ann of Overland Park, Kan.; eight
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
His brother Robert and sister-in-law Evalyn preceded him in death.
Paul loved to laugh and joke and will be missed by family and friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of Robinson Funeral Home.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Shirley Ann (Judah)
Gallatin, 70, passed away peacefully after a long illness Saturday, Feb. 15,
2014, surrounded by her family and friends.
The visitation will be from
11 a.m. until noon Friday, Feb. 21, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop
70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202. The funeral service will follow immediately in the
chapel. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
born at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia on July 28, 1943, to Mary (Tucker)
Judah and Vilas Judah.
She grew up in Columbia and graduated from Hickman
High School in 1962. She was a devoted mother, friend and housewife throughout
the years. Shirley's love of hair and makeup found her working many years at the
Dillard's cosmetic counters in St. Louis County, where she was awarded
"Pacesetter of the Year" in 1991 for her brilliant sales techniques and sincere
desire to help others look their best. She also had a deep love of all animals
and the great outdoors.
Shirley is survived by her two children, Kelly
(Kribben) Mixer and Tom Kribben; aunt Helen Judah; uncle Dan Tucker and his
wife, Opal; cousin Mike Stroud and his wife, Barbara; and cousin Ellen Krueger.
Tributes may be left online at
Published Saturday, February 22, 2014
Loren David "L.D."
Baurichter, 88, of Columbia passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at his home.
A visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Memorial Funeral
Home with a graveside service immediately following the visitation at 3 p.m. in
Memorial Park Cemetery.
He was born July 28, 1925, the son of L.E.
and Melinda Baurichter, near Cedar City in Callaway County. L.D. graduated from
Hickman High School in 1943. He served in France during WWII. He married Ada
Margaret Vanlandingham in 1946, and Anna Douglass in 1962. Both preceded him in
death. He married Mary Hilliard in 1985, and she survives. L.D. owned the L.D.
Baurichter insurance agency and farmed, raising Polled Hereford cattle and
L.D. is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters Martha and
Diann Baurichter; one step-daughter, Teresa Northcutt (John); two grandsons,
Forest and Kaleb Baurichter; two step-grandchildren, Tracy and Tyrel (Heather)
Northcutt; one brother, Cletus Baurichter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, David Baurichter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to Coyote Hill Christian Children's Home,
P.O Box 1, Harrisburg, Mo., 65265-0001
Online condolences may be left at
Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Amanda Crews, 34, of
Columbia passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Funeral services will be at
1:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, at H.T. May & Son Funeral Home in Columbia.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Survivors include parents Devear Redden and Thieland Crews, both of
Columbia; one sister, Shianne Redden; and four brothers, Scottie (Rebecca)
Crews, Patrick (Jessica) Crews, Austin Redden and Davonte Redden, all of
Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tyler Brandon McGee, 28, of
Columbia died Saturday, March 1, at University Hospital.
Services will be
at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from
2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Private family burial with military
honors will be Monday, March 10, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in
Tyler was born June 15, 1985, in Columbia. He served
with the U.S. Air Force in Italy. He enjoyed the outdoors, weightlifting and
love for his animals.
Survivors include his dad and step-mom, Mark and
Lisa McGee of Columbia; a sister, Lindsey McGee of Columbia; grandfather Olan
McGee of Columbia; and grandmother Dorothy Davidson of Centralia.
Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel,
1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Online condolences and tributes
may be shared with the family at
Judith Kay Haas
passed away March 3, 2014, at home in Independence, MO, cared for by family and
friends. A private memorial service will be held at a later time.
Judith was born January
18, 1941 in California, MO the daughter of Floyd L. and Evelyn (Shoemaker)
Hutchison, who have both preceded her in death. Judy was raised in Columbia, MO
where she attended Hickman High School and the University of Missouri. Her
friendliness, warmth and beauty blossomed as she was a high school Majorette,
Boone County Queen and University School of Agriculture Barn Warming Queen.
At MU is where she met her husband of 53 years, Robert. Judy was a world
class mother. While raising two children she also worked full time at various
law firms, supplementing the family’s income. Judy also found time to study real
estate and taxes while still remaining active in parent teacher organizations at
Glendale, Sycamore Hills, Palmer and Truman. She was a great cook and no one in
the family went hungry.
In retirement, Judith had a true passion
researching family history. With assistance from the internet, Mormon Archives,
and genealogy libraries, she created book after book of the in-laws and out-laws
of the family lineage. Judy should have been a professional genealogist. She was
an avid reader and amassed a huge book collection.
The family would like
to thank all who supported her in an 11 year battle with cancer. Judy was
especially appreciative of the Kansas City Cancer Center in Lee’s Summit
(Teresa, you are a God Send), Saint Mary’s Hospital of Blue Springs, and
Judy is survived by husband, Robert Haas; daughter,
Jennifer Murphy and family of Kansas City, MO; son, David Haas and a family of
Wichita, KS; brother, Eddie Hutchison and family of Trenton, MO; plus many
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
No food or flowers please. The family
encourages contributions to The Kansas City Rose Society at Loose Park or any of
the organizations mentioned above. Online condolences may be expressed at
www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600)
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