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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
COURTESY OF "THE
COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE
Elizabeth Charlene St. Aubin, Class of 1956,
passed away Saturday morning, July 26, 2014, at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center,
University Hospital and Clinics.
Mary Elizabeth Lister Snell,
Class of 1970,
passed away, Sunday, July 20, 2014, at home in Columbia.
Kenneth Allen Sappington, Class of 1972, died
Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Robert McCown, Class of 1942, passed away, Wednesday,
July 16, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.
Robert “Bob” L. Hunt,
Class of 1970,
died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at his home in Columbia.
Martha Jane (Estes) Baker, Class of 1937, died July
6, 2014, at her home in Orlando, Florida.
Kary Lilburn Kabler,
Class of 1963, died
Friday, July 4, 2014.
Thomas “Rex” Stone, Class of 1959, passed away Friday,
July 4, 2014.
Frances Taylor "Tatie" Payne, Class of 1940,
died Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Michael David Fritz,
Class of 1960, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Phillip Monroe Buckler, Class of 1976, passed away
Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
Billy Anthony Williams, Class of 1975, passed away
Monday, June 23, 2014.
Danny Ray Griggs, Class of 1964, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.
Dorothy Jean "Dottie" Estep Feutz, Class of 1944,
died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at her home in Columbia.
Jerriah Jordan, Class of 2005, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Finger Lakes State
Park in Boone County.
Thomas E. Watson, Class of 1954, passed away Monday,
June 9, 2014, at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital.
George "Doodle Bug" Alexander Crum Jr., Class of
1976, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, at University Hospital.
Eva Nannette "Nan" Riggins Crosby, Class of 1969,
passed away Monday, May 26, 2014.
Larry Dean Guthrie, Class of 1965, passed away on
Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Parkside Manor in Columbia.
Olin E. Fugit, Jr., Class of 1961, passed away
Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his lake home.
Roland Washington, Class of 1963, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his
home in Columbia.
William Raymond "Bill" Starnes, Class of 1953, died
at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014 in Bloomington, Illinois.
Bill L. Black, Class of 1947, died Monday, May 19,
2014, at the Villages of Jackson Creek in Independence, Missouri.
Raycene Frazier Bach, Class of 1965, passed away
Monday, May 12, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.
Donna M. Crane Bremer, Class of 1961, passed away
Sunday morning, May 11, 2014, in Fayetteville, Tennesse.
Raymond E. Sapp, Class of 1965 passed away Friday,
May 9, 2014.
Shirley Mae Acton Crane, Class of 1957,
passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, in Columbia.
James L. Lee Jr., Class of 1951, died Saturday, May 3, 2014.
Larry Robertson, Class of 1972, passed away
Friday, May 2, 2014, at University Hospital in Columbia.
"O.V." Wheeler Jr., Class of 1943, passed away on
Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Columbia.
J. Ross "Buddy" Fleetwood, Jr., Class of 1957, of
Montgomery City died Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Larry C. Williams, Class of 1954, passed away
Friday, April 25, 2014.
Walter Raymond Mountjoy, Class of 1942, passed
away Friday, April 25, 2014.
Jimmie Lee Atteberry, Class of 1978, passed away
Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Scott Dean Forbis, Class of 1978, passed away
Monday, April 21, 2014.
Sara Jane Tutt,
Class of 1963,
passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Edward Earl Roderick, Class of 1950, passed away
Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Allen Texas.
William Elton "Bill" Level, Class of 1941, passed away
on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his residence in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Susan Lynn Richardson, Class of 1973, passed
away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at her home in Columbia.
David W. Moore, Class of 1965, passed away on
Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Harry S. Truman Veteran’s Hospital, in Columbia.
Glenn L. Henry, Class of 1971, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at
Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital in Columbia.
Dolores Louise Quick Geiger, Class of 1946, passed
away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.
Jerry Ray Nichols, Class of 1971, passed away
Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Robert Lee Davidson III,
Class of 1940, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Reservoir
Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
Joan D. Lewis, Class of 1971, passed away Saturday,
March 22, 2014, at Villa Marie Skilled Nursing Center in Jefferson City.
Elbert Stanley "Stan" Wood, Class of 1977, died Sunday,
March 16, 2014, at Landmark Hospital in Columbia.
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.
Rick Nelson, Class of 1962, passed away Wednesday,
February 19, 2014 in Salem, West Virginia.
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.
Joan Cole Dasbach, Class of 1959, passed away on
January 15, 2014, at her residence in Olathe, Kansas.
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
Dasbach, 72, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on January 15, 2014, at
her residence in Olathe, KS from a heart attack.
The visitation will be held on
Sunday, January 19 from 6 to 8 P.M. at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507
Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO. The memorial service will be held on Monday,
January 20 at 11 A.M. at Santa Marta, 13800 W. 116 St. Olathe, KS. The graveside
service will follow at 2 P.M. at Mt. Moriah Cemetery South.
Joan was born
on April 29, 1941 in Columbia, MO. Joan was married to James Dasbach for 43
years. She and James have two daughters, Lisa and Chrissy. Joan achieved her
nursing degree from Penn Valley in 1976. She attained her RN license. She
practiced nursing for 20 years. Joan has 6 grandchildren who she adored.
The grandchildren have fond memories of vacations and outings with her. Joan was
a quiet gentle soul. She was a very hard worker who took care of many people in
She was preceded in death by her husband, James. She leaves
behind her daughter Chrissy and husband Keith and their two children, Tyler and
Kaitlyn, and daughter Lisa and her husband Mark and their four children,
Michael, Matthew, Mara and Maya.
Mt Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home. 10507
Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO 64131. (816) 942-2004
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
Submitted by Nancy Orlando, Rick's second wife...
trying to close out some of Rick's business and I came across your email
I regret to tell you that Rick passed away very suddenly on Feb
19, 2014. He was very proud to be a Kewpie, Class of 1962.
this on your web site.
Nancy Orlando (Rick's second wife)
very much for the photo. At the time of Rick's passing he had cut his hair to
collar length and trimmed his beard to just a few inches. After so many years of
AFROTC, AF and working for government contractors, he delighted in growing his
hair to the length you photographed.
I'm sorry there was no obituary and
no service. Rick died suddenly of a ruptured aortic aneurysm. He was living in
Salem, WV on 72 acres about 6 miles from the town.
Rick is survived by
his son Daniel Nelson, of Salem WV, his brother Terry Nelson of Columbia, MO and
two former wives Elizabeth Groff (Nelson) Sanders and Nancy Evans Orlando
All the best
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)
Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Elbert Stanley "Stan" Wood, 55,
died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Landmark Hospital in Columbia after a long
Services will be held at noon Saturday, March 22, at Parker
Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral
home. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 12, 1958, to
Bonnie H. Wood and W. Raymond Wood in Montrose, Colo., but he lived in Columbia
for all of his adult life.
He graduated from Hickman High School in 1977.
After high school, he obtained a bachelor's degree in geography at the
University of Missouri in 1991. He was a research assistant in the Department of
Agronomy during college, and in 1991, he developed a Geographic Information
System for the Missouri Archaeological Survey. He also was a longtime cook at
Ernie's Cafe and kitchen manager at the Heidelberg Restaurant in Columbia.
He became a member of the Army Reserve and National Guard between 1980 and
1989, attaining the rank of staff sergeant, and attended the Basic
Non-Commissioned Officer Development Course in 1984. He became chief of a
section of the 3/75th Field Artillery, and intelligence sergeant for the 35tth
DISCOM, Headquarters, Missouri National Guard, preparing strategic intelligence
plans for the DISCOM commander. Among his military honors were the Army
Achievement Medal in 1885 and 1989 and the Command Sergeant Major's Award for
Excellence in 1989. He was the lifetime head of a vast family of friends know as
the Derelicts. He was a longtime member and participant in the Society for
Creative Anachroism, an organization devoted to re-creating arts and skills of
17th-century Europe. He became a specialist in computer-aided cartography after
college, at first working for the Geographic Resources Center at the University
of Missouri, where he became a software specialist; when that facility closed,
he took a position with Schuyler House as a technical support technician and
trainer until illness overcame him.
Survivors include his mother, Bonnie
H. Heidy, and father, W. Raymond Wood; his brothers, D. Eric Wood and John
Heidy; his sisters, Marigene Holtkamp and Karla Koskela, all of Columbia, and
Patty Wakeland of Texas and Deidre Forster of Nebraska.
In lieu of
flowers, please make contributions to the Stan Wood Memorial Fund, which will be
used to purchase a bench in his memory.
Online condolences may be left at
Published Thursday, March 27, 2014
Joan D. Lewis, 61, of
Jefferson City passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Villa Marie Skilled
Nursing Center after a brief illness.
Friends will be received from 4 to
7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral Services
will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, at Houser-Millard Funeral Home with the
Rev. Marcus Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow at Hawthorn Memorial
She was born Dec. 5, 1952, in Columbia, the daughter of the late
Floyd "Button" Lewis Jr. and Ida Lewis.
Joan was a graduate of Hickman
High School in Columbia, and after graduation, she attended Atlanta Junior
College in Atlanta, Ga. She had been employed by Jefferson City Manor as dietary
Joan loved spending time with family, especially with her
grandson, Chase. She enjoyed listening to Elvis, going to the casino, shopping
and watching movies.
She is survived by one son, Famous Lewis, and his
wife, Mandy, of Jefferson City; two brothers, Dr. Jabari Simama (Frederick
Lewis) with his wife, Nisha, of Columbia and Jarrell Lewis of Atlanta; two
sisters, Jill Lewis of Columbia and Charlynn Lewis of Atlanta; one grandson,
Chase Lewis of Jefferson City; and longtime friend Herman Johnson of Jefferson
She was preceded in death by her father; two brothers, Jefferson
Lewis and James Lewis; and one sister, Marcelyn Lewis.
sympathy may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
are under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St.,
Jefferson City, Mo., 65109. 573-636-3838.
Condolences may be left for the
family online at www.millardfamilychapels.com.
Published Sunday, April 13, 2014
Robert Lee Davidson III, 90, of Marlborough, Mass., passed away on Thursday,
March 27, 2014, at the Reservoir Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Marlborough.
Private family funeral has been held. His internment is at Memorial Cemetery
Born in Nevada, Mo., he was the son of Robert Lee Davidson
Jr. and Nancy Manker Davidson of Columbia.
Spending all of his early life
in Columbia, he considered it to be his "beloved hometown."
In his youth,
Bob had been a paperboy for the Columbia Tribune newspaper, hawking papers on
the street corner when Pearl Harbor was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941.
the Army in 1943 and served in the Pacific, reaching the rank of first
A large part of his career was spent living in the New
York/New Jersey area, working for McGraw-Hill Publishing Cos.
Davidson wrote and edited a number of books and magazines, including one book of
He graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia with
both a Bachelor of Science and a master's degree in chemical engineering and
later a law degree from Fordham University in New York City. He also spent a
period of time developing rockets for use in airplanes when launching from
Current and former memberships include Sigma Xi, the
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Rocket Society, Mensa, the
American Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, Tau Beta Pi and Alpha
Mr. Davidson is survived by his beloved wife, Betty; a
daughter, Dr. Roberta Anne Davidson Kerwin, and her husband, John Kerwin, who
live in Walla Walla, Wash.; and a son, Curtis Lee Davidson, and his wife,
Kathleen McClain Searle, and grandson Marcus Heejoon Searle Davidson, who reside
in Belmont, Mass.
Published Sunday, March 30, 2014
Jerry Ray Nichols, 61, of
Columbia passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Funeral services will be
held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Nilson Funeral Home. Visitation will be one
hour prior to service.
Jerry Ray Nichols was born April 21, 1952, to
Howard V. Nichols and Amy (Morris) Nichols at Boone County Hospital in Columbia.
Jerry attended Ridgeway, Jeff Jr. and graduated from Hickman High School in
He lived his whole life in Columbia, except for four years of
service in the Air Force.
Jerry worked as a senior computer operator for
32 years at the University of Missouri until his retirement in 2010.
is survived by his mother, Amy Nichols; sister, Jackie Kreigh; brothers, David
and Vince Nichols; sons, Ray and Dean Nichols; daughter, Vena Nichols;
grandchildren, Kayden, Kaitlyn, Kayla and Kristin; nephew, Daniel Nichols; and
nieces, Marissa and SheyAnne Nichols.
Jerry's father preceded Jerry in
death on July 23, 1999.
Jerry was a devoted father to his three children
and will be greatly missed by friends and family.
Online condolences may
be left for the family at
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Dolores Louise Quick
Geiger, 85, of Columbia passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Lenoir Woods
surrounded by family and the wonderful support from the staff at Lenoir.
A visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Broadway Christian
Church. Services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. at Broadway Christian. Burial
will be at Memorial Cemetery.
Dolores was born April 14, 1928, to
Elmer Sylvester Quick and Ruth Lillian (Miller) Quick in Bluffton. She moved to
Columbia when she was 9 from Rhineland. She was a Hickman High School and
University of Missouri graduate. Dolores married Glenn Stuart Geiger in 1951 in
Columbia, where they spent most of their married life together.
was the deputy circuit clerk for Boone County for many years.
retirement, she and Glenn opened an antique business. Dolores was a charter
member of Broadway Christian Church. She also enjoyed reading, history and
traveling, especially to Pensacola Beach, Fla. Dolores was a big MU football and
basketball fan. Most of all, Dolores loved spending time with her family and a
circle of very close friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
Elmer and Ruth Quick; a daughter, Marion Ruth Geiger; and a brother-in-law,
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Glenn Geiger of
Columbia; daughter Leslie Olson and son-in-law Mike Olson of Gladstone; son
David Geiger and daughter-in-law Lisa Geiger of Columbia; grandson Alex Geiger
and granddaughter Megan Geiger, also of Columbia; sister Ramona June Gorman of
Kansas City; brother Charles Reginald Quick and sister-in-law Shirley Jean Quick
of Kansas City; and numerous loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Broadway Christian Church or a
charity of your choice in Dolores' name.
Tributes may be left online at
Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Glenn L. Henry, 62, of Fulton passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at
Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital in Columbia.
Friends will be received
from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3, at Millard Family Funeral Home, where
a memorial service will follow at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Mary Hull- Lovett
officiating. Interment will be private for the family.
He was born Dec.
6, 1951, in Hayti, a son of the late Marshall Henry Sr. and Annie (Chase) Henry.
Glenn was a 1971 graduate of Hickman High School.
After his graduation
from high school, Glenn entered the U.S. Air Force in 1971 and had a 20-year
career until his retirement and honorable discharge in 1991.
to collect memorabilia and was always well-organized in keeping records of
events, paperwork and photograph books.
Glenn is survived by a daughter,
Carmen Allen of Kansas City; a son, Jerome Jackson of Columbia; his twin, Lenn
Henry of Fulton; seven additional siblings, Mary Anne Senior-Taylor of Flint,
Mich., Marshall Henry Jr. of Farmington Hills, Mich., Richard Henry of Grand
Rapids, Mich., Linda Sims of Toledo, Ohio, Larry Henry of Fulton, Phil Roger
Henry of Fulton and Dianah Henry-Brown of Milwaukee, Wis.; two grandchildren,
Keisha Allen and Darrel Allen; and one great-grandson.
Glenn was preceded
in death by his parents; and three siblings, Charles Henry, Carolyn Henry and
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of the
Funeral services are under the direction of Millard
Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203; 573-442-7112.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
Published Sunday, April 6, 2014
David W. Moore, 67, of
Columbia passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Harry S. Truman Veteran’s
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at
Parker Funeral Service in Columbia. A gathering for family and friends will be
held at the funeral home following the service from 3 to 4 p.m.
Private inurnment with military honors will be held in Columbia Cemetery at a
David was born on March 8, 1947, in Columbia to Hubert and
Amy West Moore, and they preceded him in death. He was married to Lucy Cox
Moore, and she survives.
David graduated from Hickman High School in 1965
and attended the University of Missouri. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree
in business from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., and served in the U.S.
He worked in sales and marketing during his lifetime until his
retirement in 2008.
David was an athlete his entire life.
also survived by daughter, Lora (Michael) Diffenbacher of Greensboro, N.C.; son,
Gaylen Moore of Phoenix, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Emily (Darrin) Warr of Katy,
Texas; stepson, William Winkler of Katy, Texas, and stepdaughter, Samantha
Winkler of Houston, Texas; sister, Wanda (Robert) King of Jefferson City;
brother, Fred (Connie) Moore of Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandchildren, Carter David
Diffenbacher and Colbie Diffenbacher; stepgrandchildren, Paxton Hagler and
Matthew Warr; and niece, Sheri (Thomas) Elliott of Columbia, along with many
other family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Matthew Fahey Cox Ceramic Scholarship Fund,
A129 Fine Arts Building, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. 65211.
Online condolences can be left at
Published Thursday, April 10, 2014
Susan Lynn Richardson,
59, of Columbia passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at her home in Columbia.
The visitation is from 2 until 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Olivet Christian
Church, 1991 S. Olivet Road, Columbia, Mo., 65201. A celebration of life will
Susan was born Feb. 6, 1955, to Robert and Mary
(Cook) Richardson in Columbia.
Susan spent her professional career with
State Beauty Supply and Cosmo Prof.
Survivors include her brother, Mark
Richardson (Debbie); a nephew, Rob Richardson; and two four-legged children,
YoYo and Sigmund.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents.
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Second Chance Animal
Rescue and the American Diabetes Association.
Tributes can be left online
Published Tuesday, May 6, 2014
William Elton "Bill" Level,
90, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his residence in Lafayette, La.
A funeral was held Wednesday, April 16, at the Cathedral of St. John the
Evangelist in Lafayette.
Bill was born Jan. 4, 1924, to Aaron Level and
the former Evangeline Thurston in Hinton. He graduated from Hickman High School
He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Ellen M. Level;
his son, Ronald Level and wife Makiko; his stepson, Stephen J. Oats and wife
Sylvia; his stepdaughter, Kathleen Duplechin and husband David; grandchildren
John Level and wife Linda, and Kiyomi L. Bramlett and husband Ryan; his one
great-grandchild, Boston Bramlett; one brother, Robert T. Level of Columbia; and
his sister-in-law, Mildred Level, also of Columbia.
William was preceded
in death by his parents; a daughter, Shauna Level Edds; four brothers; and one
Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Lt. Col. Edward E.
Roderick, 81, U.S. Army, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday, April 19, 2014,
in Allen, Texas, after a long battle with cancer.
He will be interred in
Bloomfield at a date yet to be determined.
Ed was born in Patterson on
Nov. 18, 1932, to Cecil Vernon Roderick and Virginia Arlene Miller. The oldest
of three children, Ed was a born leader.
After graduation from Hickman
High School in 1950, Ed went the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. At the end
of the four years, Ed chose armor and, after graduation, married Carolyn F.
English. He spent his first tour of duty in Germany. Returning to the United
States, Ed attended the University of Purdue, where he received a master's
degree in engineering. This led to three years teaching in West Point's
Department of Electrical Engineering. After West Point, Ed spent a year in the
1st Armor Division at Fort Hood and then served in several advisory positions in
Vietnam 1965-66. He then attended the staff college at Fort Leavenworth. Ed
served a three-year tour in OCRD and was rewarded with command of a tank
battalion at Fort Hood. Because Ed's tank battalion participated in the Army's
Modern Army Selected System Test Evaluation Review (MASSTER), Ed received a
series of assignments at HQ, MASSTER, to take advantage of the skills and
knowledge he had acquired. One of Ed's last assignments was one year in Iran as
an adviser to the Iranian Army School. Ed retired in 1977. After retirement, Ed
continued supervising MASSTER contracts as vice president and general manager
for Bell Technical Operations. He retired in 1988.
Ed and Carolyn moved
to Kimberling City to be next door to his parents. His retirement was devoted to
his family, his hobbies and many civic responsibilities, including Kimberling
City alderman for six years. In 2008, Ed and Carolyn moved to Denton, Texas, to
be closer to their three children and families. After Carolyn's death in 2010,
Ed married Nell Elizabeth Blazer Gardner, with whom he became reacquainted at
their high school reunion. After Nell's death in 2012, Ed moved to Allen, Texas,
to once again be near his family.
Ed is survived by his sister, Patricia
Roderick Farrand; three children, Susan E. Roderick Sherrin, M. Linda Roderick
Hill and Steve E. Roderick; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
three stepchildren, Steve Gardner, Barbara Sears and Melinda Gardner; three
stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-granddaughter.
Published Wednesday, April 23,
Sara Jane Tutt,
69, of Columbia passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, at
Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial
Funeral Home. Burial will immediately follow the service at Mount Nebo Cemetery.
Sara Jane Tutt was born Jan. 17, 1945, to William Angel Hunt and Mary Nancy
Mahan Hunt in Boone County.
She married George Tutt on Nov. 1, 1963, in
Columbia. They enjoyed more than 50 years of marriage, though they had known
each other from childhood.
A mother of three young boys, Jane was
supportive of the activities her sons were involved in. She loved caring for
children, gardening, canning and cooking. Jane was a homemaker and found great
joy in making sure her family was well taken care of. In her later years, she
derived the most pleasure from spending time with her family, especially her
Survivors include her husband, George; three sons, Scott Tutt
(wife Kathy) of Clark, Kevin Tutt (wife Peggy) of Columbia and Brian Tutt of
Clark; one brother, Thomas A. Hunt of Rocheport; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; six sisters; and her
stepmother, Elsie Hunt.
Memorial donations are appreciated to Huntsdale
Baptist Church, 3101 Route O, Columbia, Mo., 65203, or The American Heart
Association, 104 Corporate Lake Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
tributes and condolences may be left at
Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Scott Dean Forbis, 54, of
Ashland passed away Monday, April 21, 2014.
Vistation will be from 10 to
11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Robinson's Funeral Home in Ashland, with the
funeral at 11 a.m.
Scott was born May 3, 1959, to Barbara S. Ott and
Jerry D. Forbis in Columbia. He married Karen R. Sapp on Feb. 21, 1998, and she
survives. Scott will be deeply missed and always remembered by so many. He had
the ability to touch your life in so many ways.
He is survived by his
mother, Barbara Ott and husband William Ott; wife Karen Forbis; his children,
Travis and Tracy; his beloved grandchildren, Lucas, Michael and Bailey; his
sister, Susan Levacy; his brother, Steven Forbis and wife Diane Forbis; his
nieces, Sunshine Hane, Meggan Hane, Monique Steding, Ashley Johnson and their
spouses, in which he had his own bond with each and everyone of them. He is also
survived by several great-nieces and -nephews, family and friends.
preceded in death by his father, Jerry D. Forbis; grandparents; and
mother-in-law, Kathryn Sapp.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Jimmie Lee Atteberry,
53, of Columbia passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014.
service, officiated by the Rev. Bill Ryan, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May
3, at The Broadway, A Doubletree by Hilton, 1111 E. Broadway.
Jim was a
1978 graduate of Hickman High School.
He worked in Fulton as an EMT,
which led him to the UCLA Medical Center. After obtaining his pilot's license,
he later opened an airplane brokerage business in Los Angeles.
returned to Missouri in 2005, living and working in Boonville.
14, 2013, Jim hosted a fundraiser for the University of Missouri Children's
Hospital at the Missouri Theatre called Best of Broadway. He was very proud of
the production. Jim most recently worked for MO-EX.
Survivors include his
parents, Jim and Judy Atteberry of Venice, Fla.; one sister, Cheri Perry
(husband Adron) of Columbia; nephews Evan (wife Abbie) and A.J.; nieces Lyndsay
and Allison (husband Arthur); and grand-nephew Auggie.
In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital or Phoenix
House of Columbia.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Walter Raymond Mountjoy,
89, of Columbia, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014.
There will be a
visitation at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at Memorial Funeral Home, with
funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. Interment will take place in Memorial Park
He was born July 13, 1924, in Columbia to the late Mary
Paulina (Hazell) and Harold Willett Mountjoy. On June 6, 1948, he married Montie
Belle Freeland in Columbia.
Walter worked as an electrician for three
decades at Casteel's Electric. He was known for his musical abilities, playing
the banjo, singing and entertaining at the Senior Center and Parks and
Recreation. For 58 years he was a member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist
Church. Walter was involved in several organizations, including IOOF, American
Legion, IBEW and VFW.
Walter is survived by his loving wife, Montie
Belle; four children, David Ray Mountjoy (wife, Laura) of Kansas City, John T.
Mountjoy (wife, Sunida) of Thailand, Mary Dee Pauley (husband, Gary) and
Christina Jane Pudenz (husband, Kerry) both of Columbia; seven grandchildren;
and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may
be made to the charity or organization of your choice.
may be left online at
Larry C. Williams, 77, passed away Apr. 25, 2014.
with 1PM services, Mon, Apr. 28, 2014 at Mt. Moriah & Freeman, 10507 Holmes Rd,
Burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Published Sunday, May 4, 2014
J. Ross Fleetwood, Jr.,
DVM, 74, of Montgomery City died Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
of Life Service will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the Merchants Building at
the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. The family will receive friends after the
service until 7 p.m.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; and sons,
Chauncey Edwin Fleetwood (Marilyn) and Stephen Ross Fleetwood.
Arrangements are under the direction of Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery
Published Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Dr. Otis V. "O.V." Wheeler
Jr., 88, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Columbia.
memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Memorial Park
Cemetery in Columbia with a reception to follow at the Wheeler residence.
O.V. was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Silex, to Otis and Pearlie Wheeler. On June
7, 1947, he married Virginia "Ginger" Rogers.
O.V. served as a naval
aviator from 1943-1952. He began a career in the Columbia Public Schools in 1961
and became principal at Ridgeway Elementary School in 1963. The Individually
Guided Education program (IGE) was inaugurated at Ridgeway in 1972, and O.V. was
recognized as a Nationally Distinguished Principal in 1985. In 1987, he received
the University of Missouri, College of Education Alumni Citation of Merit Award
and was named Columbia Public Schools' Outstanding Administrator of the Year
1989-90. Dr. Wheeler retired from Columbia Public Schools with 30 years of
service in 1991 and was inducted into the Columbia Public Schools Foundation
Hall of Leaders in 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Ginger; daughter
Jan; grandson Nicholas; granddaughter Emily; and three great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by grandson Nathan in 1984; grandson Chris in 1985;
and son Mark in 2000.
Donations in Dr. Wheeler's honor may be made to
Ridgeway Elementary School to support the IGE concept through curriculum
materials and staffing. Checks can be made payable to Ridgeway School, memo
line: Autonomous School Fund.
Published Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Larry Robertson, 60,
of Columbia passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, at University Hospital.
There will be a celebration of life at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at the Rock
Quarry House, 2002 Grindstone Parkway in Columbia.
Larry is survived
by his mother, Willie Pearl Robertson; brother and sister-in-law Gary and Cindy
Robertson; two nieces, Cierra and Taylor; one nephew, Noah; and one
great-nephew, Kason, all of Columbia; two uncles; one aunt; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Robertson, and both sets of
Published Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Dr. Col. James L. Lee
Jr., 80, died Saturday, May 3, 2014. The world lost a wonderful man when Jim
passed away at his home in Indianapolis, Ind., with his family around him.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Flanner and
Buchanan, 5215 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis, Ind., 46226. A funeral will be
held at 11 a.m. Friday at Castleton United Methodist Church, 7101 N. Shadeland
Ave., Indianapolis, Ind., 46256. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
He was born on Oct. 8, 1933, to the late James Sr. and Esther Lee in East
Prairie. Jim married the love of his life, LaVerne Hartley, on June 18, 1955;
they were married for 58 wonderful years. Jim was a graduate of Hickman High
School and continued on to receive a bachelor's degree in education from the
University of Missouri.
Col. Lee was a graduate of the Air Force ROTC
program at the University of Missouri, where he excelled and was named the cadet
wing commander. He proudly served his country for 26 years before retiring in
1981. He was a master navigator with more than 4,000 flying hours. The colonel
furthered his education by earning a master's degree in education and doctorate
in education administration from Iowa State University. After his retirement
from the military, Jim was an assistant principal at Belzer Middle School and
then later a teacher at Lawrence North High School.
Jim lived by the
golden rule of treating others as you would want to be treated.
LaVerne have four children; two daughters-in-law; and four wonderful
grandchildren. Jim had six brothers and sisters; Mary Lee Schmidt, Robert E.
Lee, Margaret Lee Hart, Owen Lee and Louise Lee Hart survive. Brother David Ray
Lee preceded him in death.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Shirley Mae Crane, 74,
of Ashland passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, in Columbia.
A funeral will
be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, at Nashville Baptist Church. Visitation will
be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland.
She was born Sept. 15, 1939, in Boone County, the daughter of Otto and Trellis
She married Earl A. Crane on July 12, 1958, at Nashville
Baptist Church, and he preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker all her
life, and she devoted her life to her family.
Survivors include her four
daughters, Julie Hanks (David) of Columbia, Janie Garrett (Glenn) of Columbia,
Joanie Crane of Ashland and Joy Brumback (David) of Bunceton; two sisters, Mary
E. Taylor of Columbia and Patricia Harmon of Clark; and grandchildren Wesley
Hanks, Patrick Hanks, Will Garrett (Katlyn), Samantha Garrett, Alexys Brumback,
Cynthia Brumback, Brian Brumback and Brad Brumback.
contributions are suggested to Nashville Cemetery Fund.
Published Monday, May 12, 2014
Raymond E. Sapp, 67, of
Columbia passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 9, 2014.
be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Woodcrest Chapel in Columbia, with
a memorial service at 5 p.m.
He was born on Jan. 11, 1947, to Hollis Sr.
and Sadie (Bartmess) Sapp in Columbia, and they preceded him in death. He was
united in marriage to Sue Angell on March 6, 1970, in Columbia, and she survives
of the home.
Raymond was a 1965 graduate of Hickman High School. He
served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a lineman and underground supervisor
for Boone Electric Cooperative for 34 years; he retired in 2004.
loved spending time with family, cycling and taking his grandchildren on rides
on his John Deere tractor. He was a wonderful Papa to his four grandchildren and
will be remembered with many fond memories.
Survivors include his wife,
Sue (Angell); two daughters, Angie and husband Jeremy Johnson of Columbia and
Amy Walters and her fiance, Michael Abbott, and his daughter, Ari, of Clark;
four grandchildren Samantha and Hannah Walters, and Maria and Cole Johnson; his
three siblings, Grace Neal of Columbia, Hollis Jr. and companion Joy Slaughter
of Columbia, and Russell and wife Linda of St. Joseph; and other relatives and
Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.
Donate at www.heart.org.
From George; May 12, 2014
Donna M. Bremer, age 71, of Fayetteville, TN, passed into the
arms of her Savior Sunday morning, May 11, 2014. Born 3 ,Jan 1943 in Columbia,
Missouri to Matilda Mae and Eulis A. (Alvie) Crane, Mrs. Bremer was a proud
"Kewpie", having graduated from Hickman High School at that location and served
on reunion committees for many years until 2001 when, at her 40th class reunion
she was reacquainted with her high school sweetheart, Rev. George W. Bremer, and
that former romance was rekindled resulting in their marriage on Oct. 7, 2006.
Donna and her husband joined the membership of Charity Baptist Church shortly
after she gave her life over to Jesus and was baptized in Lynchburg, TN. Mrs.
Bremer was as devoted to her new church family as she was to her husband and
loved everyone completely and unconditionally.
Mrs. Bremer served for 37
years in the banking business until her retirement and then continued working in
other pursuits for a short time.
Donna was precededed in death by her
parents, two brothers and one sister. She is survived by her son Kevin C.
Stanley (Kim) of St. Louis, Missouiri, sister Sue Pruessner of Arizona,
step-children Paul B. Bremer of Colorado, Hans P. Bremer (Alexis ) of St.
Joseph, MO, Jacqueline Burton (Eddie) of Lynchburg, James R. and Jason R.
(Stephanie) of Woodville, AL, Rachel Thrasher (Brandon) of Dutton, AL and the
grandchildren she was so devoted to Nick Stanley, Alexandra Stanley, Jaxson and
Carson Bremer, McKenzie, Mason and Murphy Thrasher, Victoria, Olivia and
Samantha Bremer, Lucas and Lane Bremer, and Jocelyn, Jacey, Juley and Jessica
Burton. Mrs. Bremer and her husband shared in accepting all as their own and
loved them as their own.
Mrs. Bremer is also survived by numerous and
devoted friends, cousins, nieces, nephews, brother and sister-in-laws, and,of
course, her church family. Of special note is her very special and lifelong
friend Pamela Seibert ( Frank ) of Columbia, MO and her precious mother-in-law
Jane R. Jeffries of Columbia, MO.
"Pic by Mr. Kewpie, October 8, 2011 at
their 50th Reunion in Columbia"
Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Raycene Bach, 67, of
Columbia went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 12, 2014, at Boone Hospital
Visitation will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at
Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Services will follow at 6:30 p.m. officiated by
Pastor Chester Lahmann. Private burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Raycene was born on Jan. 24, 1947, to Raymond Lee and Mary Alice Willett
Frazier in Columbia.
She married John W. Bach III on June 27, 1970, in
She was a member of Northwood Baptist Church, where she was
involved with the Children's Ministry.
Raycene worked in Columbia at
Frazier Auto Parts, Parkade Elementary School Library and in the funeral
business for the last 23 years, lastly as a co-owner of Bach-Yager Funeral
She is survived by her mother, Mary Alice Frazier; her husband,
John; two daughters, Jackie Patterson and husband Bobby of Lee's Summit and
Jennifer Bach of Columbia; and three grandchildren whom her life revolved
around: Lauren Grayce Patterson, Hayden John Patterson and Owen Davis Patterson.
She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Lee Frazier.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Northwood Baptist Church Building
Fund, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at
Published Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Bill L. Black, 85, of Lee's
Summit died Monday, May 19, 2014, at the Villages of Jackson Creek in
Independence from cancer.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21, at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit. Funeral services
will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 22, at the funeral home. A graveside
military service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery in
Bill was born Sept. 21, 1928, at Millersburg to Wallace H.
Black and Eunice Lyle. He graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia in 1947
and married his high school sweetheart, Mary J. Black, in 1950. They were
married 58 years and had two children.
Bill was a member of United
Methodist Church in Lee's Summit. He was a corporal in the United States Marine
Corps., serving from 1946 to 1948 specializing as a 791-Operations Assistant and
an 864-LAA Gun Crewman. He was a tool-and-die machinist and retired from AT&T
Technologies in Lee's Summit.
He loved his family and friends deeply and
was very interested in working on his family's genealogy. He was always
gardening and working out in his yard. Bill and Mary loved to travel with their
friends to Europe, Mexico and throughout the United States. Bill kept many logs
of pictures and videos of his travels throughout his life. His passion for
motorcycles started at a young age. He was in several motorcycle clubs and
achieved several honors for breaking records in hill climbing. He loved the
mountains to "soar with the eagles," trail riding and camping with his friends
He is survived by his two daughters, Beverly Brown of Kansas
City and Diane and her husband Mike Daugherty of Springfield; his sibling Jack
Black (LaVerne) of Ashland; sister-in-law Betty Black; along with many special
cousins, nieces, nephews and loving friends.
Bill was preceded in death
by his parents; brothers Jim, Wes, Bob, and his baby brother Howard. He was also
preceded in death by his sisters-in-law, Thelma and Ruth; niece Shirley; and
Bill touched everyone with his smile, humor, compassion
and love of children. He loved to play cards and "joke around." He will be
missed until we meet again.
We want to thank everyone at the Villages of
Jackson Creek for the loving care and friendships for the past year. Crossroads
Hospice assisted Bill for the past two months making his last few weeks special.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Crossroads Hospice, the
Veterans Home, or your choice.
Online condolences may be left for the
family at langsfordfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Langsford Funeral
Home, 115 S.W. Third St., Lee's Summit, Mo., 64063.
Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014
William Raymond "Bill"
Starnes, 79, of Bloomington, Ill., died at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014, as a
result of complications from Parkinson's and having suffered a stroke. He died
at his home with his wife and friends by his side.
His funeral was at 11
a.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home in
Bloomington. Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A
graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at Memorial Park Cemetery
He was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Columbia, the only child of
Levy Adolphus and Helen Miles Starnes. He was previously married to Sharon
Parman, Carolyn Roberts and Judith Ann Dawson. Bill married Jeanne Blair on Dec.
6, 1984. She survives in Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by his
Bill grew up in Columbia, where he played on championship
football teams at Hickman High School and was awarded a football scholarship to
the University of Missouri. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in
agricultural economics in 1961. He was very proud to have been able to work his
way through college, mostly hanging drywall. From 1956-1958, he served in the
United States Marine Corps, proudly protecting the Mojave Desert from his
Headquarters Company payroll desk at the base in 29 Palms, Calif. Bill began his
career with State Farm Insurance Companies at the regional office in Columbia
and transferred to corporate headquarters in 1973. He retired from State Farm
Insurance Cos. in 1990, after 26 years of employment as a staff associate in
service and systems.
Bill was passionate about cars and greatly enjoyed
watching movies. A gentle soul, he cared for all of God's creatures and was
known to feed wild geese and ducks. He would even occasionally save a distraught
mouse trapped in the window well of his home. In his retirement, Bill focused
his attention on helping his wife with household duties and caring for his home
and yard. He loved to take daily long walks on the Constitution Trail.
Perhaps Bill's greatest accomplishment was being a best friend and life partner
Bill's family is especially grateful to the chaplain staff of
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center for their caring support.
In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to the Semper Fi Fund (semperfifund.org) or to
the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (aspca.org).
To express condolences online, please visit www.carmodyflynn.com.
Published Sunday, May 25, 2014
Washington, 68, of Columbia passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his home.
Arrangements are pending under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home
in Columbia. He was born Aug. 3, 1945, in Columbia, the son of the late William
Washington and Evelyn (Coates) Washington. He was united in marriage on Sept.
27, 1984, in Columbia to Juanita (Glover) Washington, who survives.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
Published Sunday, May 25, 2014
Olin E. Fugit, Jr., 71, of
Rocheport passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his lake home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Parker Funeral
Service. A memorial service will immediately follow at 7 p.m.
born Nov. 10, 1942, in Fresno, Calif., to Olin Sr. and Anne Hunt Fugit, who
preceded him in death.
He married Phyllis Hoover 50 years ago and she
Some of Olin's favorite childhood memories were times spent
with Boy Scout Troop 10, "The Panthers," including adventures at Philmont Scout
Ranch in New Mexico. After graduating from Hickman High School in 1961, he
served with the Missouri Army National Guard 175th MP. Olin and his wife,
Phyllis, shared a passion for politics and have been extremely active in the
local, state and national political scene since the early 80's. Also, during the
1980's, he grew tobacco and raised cattle in southwest Boone County. Olin was a
member of the Huntsdale Baptist Church; served on the Central Missouri Labor
Council; was a member of Elk Club No. 594; and a very active member of the Boone
County Democratic Central Committee. Olin had the opportunity to participate in
several archeological digs in Missouri as well as helped restore several
historic buildings at Boone Junction, located at the Boone County Historical
Society. Also, in his retirement he was very interested in Native American
artifacts and enjoyed attending several pow wows in Missouri. Olin was a retired
union pipefitter, serving with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562.
Other survivors include his son Darin Fugit and wife Angie; three grandchildren,
Carter and Charlie Fugit and Madison Cunningham, all of Columbia; and one
brother, Alan and wife Diane of Captiva Island, Fla.
He was preceded in
death by his daughter-in-law, Jan Fugit.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be given to Boone County Historical Society or the University of Missouri's
Museum of Anthropology.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
Published Thursday, May 29, 2014
Dean Guthrie, 66, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Parkside
Manor in Columbia of Alzheimer's disease.
Friends will be received from
10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, at H.T. May & Son Funeral Home in Columbia. A
graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217
Business Loop 70 W. in Columbia.
Larry is survived by his loving wife,
Ila Guthrie, and one brother, William Guthrie of Columbia. He is also survived
by his children, De-Lisa Hamilton of Aurora, Colo., Kimberly Wilson, Laura
Wilson and Larry Guthrie Jr. of Columbia; two grandchildren, Olivia Wilson and
Marcus Sias; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and
Published Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Eva Nannette "Nan" Crosby,
63, of Liberty passed away peacefully on Monday, May 26, 2014, after a
courageous battle against ALS.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday,
May 29, at Liberty United Methodist Church, 1001 Sunset, Liberty, Mo., 64068,
with visitation from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at the church. Burial at
Fairview Cemetery in Liberty will immediately follow the service.
was the daughter of Raymond and Emily (Collins) Riggins. She graduated in 1969
from Hickman High School of Columbia. Nan received her Bachelor's in Education
from Central Missouri State and her Master's in Education from Webster
University. She taught 27 years for the North Kansas City School District as a
first grade and special education teacher. Nan was a member of the Liberty UMC
and Xi Gamma Pi. She loved attending to her family's needs and enjoyed knitting,
baking, traveling and serving the community.
Nan married John Crosby on
Nov. 24, 1972, and to this union three children were born: Emily, John Raymond
Survivors include her husband, John, of the home; children,
Emily (Rob) Slaton of Lake Waukomis, John Raymond (Ann) Crosby of Leawood, Kan.,
Blair (Marci) Crosby of Hallsville; seven grandchildren, Hunter, Anna, Allison,
Sam, John Colin, Jax and Fletcher; her father Raymond Riggins of Dumas, Ark.;
and her brother Frank (Elaine) Riggins of Little Rock, Ark.
preceded in death by her mother.
In lieu of flowers, donations are
suggested to either the Missions Team at Liberty UMC or ALS — Keith Worthington
Fond memories of Nan and words of comfort to John and the entire
Crosby Family can be left by logging onto her memorial page at
Arrangements are under the direction of
Cashatt Funeral Home. 816-587-8200.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
George "Doodle Bug" Alexander
Crum Jr., 55, of Columbia passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, at University
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 13, at
Millard Family Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be conducted at noon
Saturday, June 14, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. David
P. Ballenger officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
George was born, Aug. 23, 1955, in Columbia, the son of George A. Crum, Sr.
and Barbara (Johnson) Crum.
George was a 1976 graduate of the David H.
Hickman High School. He was employed by the City of Columbia in the water
treatment division. He was later employed for 18 years by State Farm Insurance
in Columbia, Tulsa, Okla., and Atlanta, Ga. He was the pitcher for the Harry All
Stars baseball team. He enjoyed all sports but especially the St. Louis
Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Braves.
He loved to cook,
enjoyed a variety of foods and was known for his abilities to fry turkey.
George is survived by five sisters, Helen P. Derrick of Bluegrass, Iowa,
Sherley A. Crum Hayes, Joyce M. Williams, Frances M. Bush, Dorothy E. Crum, all
of Columbia; two brothers, William E. (Mary) Crum, Herbert W. (Eunice) Crum Sr.
all of Columbia; two "like brothers" Meredith Vaughan and Ed Tibbs both of
Columbia; three special nieces, Ladonna Crum and Trivia Crum of Columbia and
Tammy Houston of Overland Park, Kan.; a special nephew, Jabbar Crum of Columbia;
two special cousins Beverly Gardner, Racine Vaughn; 16 nieces and nephews; 36
great-nieces and nephews; 44 great-great-nieces and nephews; and a host of
loving cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents
George A. (Buck) Crum, Sr. and Barbara O. Johnson Crum; one sister Delmarae
Crum; both maternal and paternal grandparents; seven aunts and four uncles; two
nieces and one nephew.
Arrangements are under the direction of Millard
Family Funeral Home, 12 East Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203. 573-442-7112.
Condolences may be left for the family online at
Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Thomas E. Watson, 77, of
Auxvasse, former longtime resident of Columbia, passed away Monday, June 9,
2014, at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital.
with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, at the Missouri
State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville.
Tom was born June 27, 1936, to
John and Mary Watson both deceased.
Tom was a Korean War veteran. Tom was
very active in many organizations in Columbia. He volunteered at the VA
Hospital. He will be missed.
Tom is survived by Mr. and Mrs. James and
Peggy Watson of Columbia, Paul Watson of Mokane, and good friend June Lenger of
Ashland. Tom also has many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Tom was also preceded in death by five brothers and sisters: John Watson, Mary
Allen, Mildred Watson, Margaret Mobley and Andrew Watson.
In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be given to Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital Volunteer
Fund or The American Diabetes Association.
Online condolences may be left
Published Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Jerriah Jordan, 27, of
Columbia passed into eternity on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Finger Lakes State
Park in Boone County.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday,
June 21, at H.T. May & Son Funeral Home in Columbia. The visitation will be held
from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.
Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Dorothy Jean "Dottie" Estep
Feutz, 87, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at her home in Columbia.
private graveside service will be on Friday, June 19, at Elmwood Cemetery in
Mexico, Mo. The family will welcome friends of Mrs. Feutz from 10 a.m. to noon
Saturday at their farm home.
She was born Aug. 7, 1926, to Raymond and
Beulah Estep in Columbia. She was a graduate of Hickman High School and the
University of Missouri.
Before her marriage, Dottie worked for Life
Magazine in New York City in 1948. Together with her husband, E.B Feutz, she
traveled to many continents of the world.
Dottie is best known for her
graciousness, her keen intellect, her optimism, her laugh and her bright, warm
smile. She will be deeply, deeply missed.
Dottie was preceded in death by
her husband of 66 years, E.B. "Fritz" Feutz. Dottie is survived by four
children, Sheryl Feutz-Harter of Plattsburg, Wally Feutz (wife Cindy) of Mexico,
Connie Feutz (husband Paul) of Bellingham, Wash., and Eric Feutz (wife Grace) of
Fayette; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
may be made to the Missouri Botanical Garden or to a local hospice of your
Online condolences may be left at www.arnoldfh.com.
Published Monday, June 23, 2014 at 10:45 am
Danny Ray Griggs, 68, of
Hallsville passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Memorial Funeral Home.
Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, also at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial
to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
He was born March 10, 1946, in Boone
County to the late Alfred Lemuel and Laura Lillian Crane Griggs. On July 26,
1968, he married Martha Sue Black in Pierpont, and she survives.
served in the Army from 1966 to 1967 and served in the Vietnam War, receiving
National Defense Service Medal, Combat Medical Badge, Vietnam Service Medal and
Vietnam Campaign Medal.
He enjoyed being a softball and baseball coach in
Hallsville. He loved working with kids. He retired from the Columbia Fire
Department after 22 years of service. He then worked for the Centralia and
Hallsville school systems, retiring from Hallsville School District in 2012
after 18 years of service. He cherished time with his grandchildren.
addition to his wife, Martha, he is survived by one son, Kevin Griggs of
Hallsville; one daughter, Kimberly (Fon) Huang of Springfield; four
grandchildren, Alyssa, Hannah, Chloe and Jackson Huang of Springfield; and
several close nieces and nephews.
He also is preceded in death by three
sisters and three brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Columbia Fire Department, 201 Orr St., Columbia, Mo., 65201. Tributes can be
left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Williams, 57 years of age, and a resident of Lorain, went home to meet the Lord
on June 23, 2014.
He was born April 9, 1957 in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Billy had made his home in San Diego, California before moving to Lorain County
where he has resided for the last eight years.
Billy served proudly in
the United States Navy. During his service during Desert Storm he received the
National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct
Medal, 2 Meritorious Unit Commendation Medals, Navy Expeditionary Medal and two
Sea Service Deployment Ribbons. He was employed as a Paralegal and attended
Columbia University. Billy enjoyed music and had a passion for singing in Church
choir and a band. He loved spending time with his family and friends and was
loved by many.
Survivors include his wife of twenty-four years Francine
Williams (nee: Mealey); his son Marcus Williams and his daughter Marlayna
Williams both of Lorain; his sister Ruth Ann Williams of Watseka, Illinois and
many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Waymon
and Aleen Mardelle William (nee: Ray).
Friends may call Sunday, June 29,
2014, from 2-6 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio.
Published Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 12:00 am
Phillip Monroe Buckler,
56, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
There will be a
visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at Broadway Christian Church,
with a funeral service to follow at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 3, also at Broadway
Christian Church. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
born on Oct. 13, 1957, in Columbia to Kenneth W. and Julia (Bennett) Buckler.
He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1980, with his bachelor’s
degree in chemistry.
On April 8, 2001, he married Toni Stark, and she
Survivors also include his children, Alexandra Boucher (husband
Andrew), William Buckler and Gracelyn Buckler; granddaughter, Emma Boucher; and
parents, Julia and Kenneth Buckler, all of Columbia.
Phillip was preceded
in death by his sister, Deborah Ann Buckler; grandparents, Charles and Virginia
Bennett and Wren and Hattie Buckler; and uncle, Noble Bennett.
enjoyed woodworking, fly fishing and showing horses. He was a fantastic cook and
even better at barbecuing. As a Mizzou alumni, he supported the Tigers but was
also a fan of Hickman High School athletics, St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City
He loved vacationing in Hawaii and planned to retire there.
Phillip loved his family and cherished his children. He was a devoted
husband, father, grandpa and son.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
may be made to the Gracelyn Monroe Le’i’a Buckler College Fund, or to The
Broadway Christian Church Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Memorial Funeral Home.
Published Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 12:00 am
Michael David Fritz, 72, of
Indianapolis passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Indianapolis.
memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 30, in the Robertson Chapel
at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Family will receive
friends following the service.
Michael graduated from the University of
Missouri with a master’s degree in construction management. He had worked in the
steel industry for 40 years, retiring as vice president of a structural steel
manufacturer in Pittsburgh.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years,
Margaret McTurnan Fritz; daughters, Angela Fritz and Polly Zielaskowski;
grandchildren, Alec and Lauren Zielaskowski and Wyatt Fritz; and sister, Marsha
Arrangements are handled by Flanner and Buchanan-Broad
Published Sunday, July 6, 2014
at 12:00 am
Taylor Payne, always called Tatie, 91, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Calvary Episcopal
Church, 123 S. Ninth St., with a reception following at the church.
Payne, the youngest of two daughters, was born on May 3, 1923, to William Denny
and Frances Bandy Taylor in Roanoke, Va. Tatie’s mother, a Virginia native, met
her father while a student at the University of Missouri. In 1934, Tatie, her
parents and older sister, Nancy, moved from Virginia to Columbia, her father’s
birthplace. After graduation from Hickman High School in 1940, Tatie attended
the University of Missouri, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma social
sorority and Phi Beta Kappa scholastic honorary society. She graduated from the
University of Missouri in 1944 with two degrees: One from the College of Arts
and Science and one from the School of Journalism.
Tatie served in the
American Red Cross in Europe in World War II and was stationed in France and
Germany. Tatie married Thomas Johnson Payne, her childhood friend and Columbia
native on Oct. 8, 1948. The couple initially settled down in Chicago, where
Tatie worked in advertising for Marshall Field’s. Tatie and Tom relocated back
to Columbia in 1952 and enjoyed 54 years of a great marriage. Tom, a CPA, was a
founding partner of Williams Keepers in Columbia. They had four children: Ann
Payne Cleek (John Cleek) of Columbia, Taylor Payne (Jenny Payne) of Evansville,
Ind., Bill Payne of Columbia and John Payne (Ed Wynne) of San Jose, Costa Rica.
Tatie Payne became a realtor in 1965 and opened her own company, Tatie
Payne, Inc., in 1970. She was only the second woman in Columbia at that time to
open and own her own real estate company. She became an early affiliate of
Coldwell Banker and ran a very successful company with many wonderful agents.
During her career, Tatie served as president of the Women’s Council of Realtors
and also as president of the Columbia Board of Realtors. In 1981, she was chosen
to serve on the Board of Directors of Centerre Bank, a distinction open to few
Columbia women in that era. She retired from Centerre’s Board of Directors in
Tatie was a member of the Cecile Taylor circle of King’s Daughters,
Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association and Calvary Episcopal Church. Tatie and
Tom enjoyed their retirement at their place at Lake of the Ozarks and wintered
in southern Florida. They loved to travel, take cruises or just sit by the fire
In addition to her children and their spouses, Tatie is
survived by five grandchildren and five (soon to be seven) great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Cecile Taylor Sheldon Fund, c/o Kathy Digges, 7
Bingham Road, Columbia, Mo. 65203, the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association or
Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10:17 am
Thomas “Rex” Stone, 72, of
Columbia passed away Friday, July 4, 2014.
A private memorial will be
Rex was born Oct. 5, 1941, to Ruby Elizabeth Perkins Stone and
Thomas Henry Stone of Columbia. Rex lived in Columbia and California. He
attended Hickman High School, where he was active in theater, choir and baseball
and participated in many choirs throughout the years. Rex had a career in sales
and worked at the Phoenix House later in life.
Rex was well-known for his
beautiful singing voice and sense of humor.
Survivors include daughters
Landi Stone (Jonathan Wood) of Los Angeles, Calif., Shannon Stone of Kansas City
and Jenness Stone of Louisville, Ky.; son Matthew DeClue of Potosi; sister
Shirley Bolli Youngs of New Port Richey; and niece Terri Casey of Corbin, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Published Monday, July 21, 2014
Kary Lilburn Kabler, 68, died
Friday, July 4, 2014.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
He is survived by his wife, Grayson Neate Kabler; and his sister, Kim Kabler
Memorial contributions may be sent to National MS Society
(Restricted to Research), 1867 Lackland Hill Parkway, St. Louis, Mo., 63146.
Online condolences may be left at
Martha Jane (Estes) Baker died July 6, 2014, at
her home in Orlando, Florida. She was 93.
Mrs. Baker was born February
8, 1921, in Warsaw, Missouri, to Samuel Richard and Leitha Haden Estes. The
family later moved to Columbia, where she attended Grant Elementary, Jefferson
Junior High, and Hickman High School, graduating in 1937. She was a graduate of
Christian (now Columbia) College and the University of Missouri, receiving a
B.A. in Arts and Sciences in 1941. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Delta
She married Allen Baker in 1941.
Mrs. Baker worked as a
secretary to the vice-president at Stephens College and later as a co-owner of
Baker-McClintic, an air conditioning and heating wholesale company, retiring in
She served on the boards of the Boone County Division of
the American Heart Association, Missouri Affiliate, and the Foundation of
Missouri United Methodist Church. She had also served as a volunteer for Meals
on Wheels, the Food Bank, and at Boone Hospital Center. She had been a member of
Altrusa Club of Columbia. She was a member of Missouri United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Lyman Allen Baker, Jr., and wife Dr. Talat Rahman
of Orlando, Florida; a daughter, Rebecca Baker and husband Joseph Abraham of
Republic, Washington; two granddaughters, Cynthia Baker and husband Brian Howard
of San Antonio, Texas, and Dr. Ellen Baker and husband Daniel Holt of New York
City; a grandson, Nameer Baker, of Irvine, California; and three
great-granddaughters, Talia and Eva Howard of San Antonio, Texas, and Rachel
Baker-Holt of New York City. Her husband and a son, Richard Matthews Baker, died
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
of flowers, memorials may be sent to Columbia College, to the Missouri Symphony
Society, or to the Missouri United Methodist Church.
Published Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10:50 am
Robert “Bob” L. Hunt, 63, of
Columbia died Saturday, July 12, 2014. He died at home with his loving family.
Visitation will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, with military honors
at 2 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.
Bob was born April 14,
1951, in Columbia, the son of L.B. Hunt and Anna Coleman Hunt. They preceded him
in death. Also preceding him in death were brother William Donald Breedlove and
sister Ruth Breedlove Davison.
After graduating from Hickman High School
in 1970, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he was trained in a Mechanized
Infantry Unit and served in Germany for two years. Bob worked for Tincher Auto
Service, Martin Auto Service and Albert Motors and retired from Fletcher Honda
in fall 2013.
Bob and Michelle Houk married in Columbia in 1988.
Bob is survived by his wife, Michelle of the home; Kellie Ann Boyes (Davin),
grandchildren Jake and Jaden of Independence; Nicholas Robert Hunt and partner
(Michelle Hubbard), grandchildren Riley and Hailey of Lincoln. Bob is survived
by brothers Bernard Hunt (Jan), Earle Breedlove and Eddie Breedlove (Linda), all
of Columbia; and uncle to beloved nieces and nephews.
Bob was a lifelong
resident of Columbia and enjoyed deer hunting, NASCAR and riding his
Contributions may be made in his memory to the Wounded
Warriors Project or Hospice Compassus in care of Memorial Funeral Home.
You may leave condolences at
Published Thursday, July 17, 2014
Robert McCown, 89, of
Columbia passed away, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Parker Funeral
Service. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Robert was born Aug. 4, 1924,
to Robert Moses and Jessie Jacobs McCown.
He was a Hickman High School
graduate Class of 1942.
Robert married Darlene Burnett on Sept. 18, 1959,
and she survives.
Robert was inducted into the U.S. Army Signal Corps at
Fort Leavenworth, Kan., on March 17, 1943. He was sent overseas on Dec. 7, 1943,
to Oran, North Africa, and Constantine, North Africa, and spent approximately
two years overseas. After being discharged, he worked for 43 years at Missouri
Telephone Co., which later became General Telephone Co. in Columbia.
Robert loved to play baseball, hunt, fish and any other outdoor activity.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene of Columbia; and many nieces, nephews
and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his
parents; his twin sister, Ruth; sister Lucille England; and sister Neydine
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Food Bank for
Central & Northeast Missouri or the charity of donor’s choice.
condolences may be left for the family at
Published Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Kenneth Allen Sappington,
60, of Columbia died Thursday, July 17, 2014.
A celebration of Kenny’s
life will be held at a later date.
He was born to the late Emmett B. and
Mayola Sappington on Nov. 19, 1953, in Columbia.
He spent his life in
Columbia and had a career in the banking industry. He enjoyed hunting and
fishing and was a supporter of Ducks Unlimited.
He is survived by one
sister, Deb Duren of Columbia; and two nieces.
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to Ducks Unlimited or Columbia Second Chance. In memory of
Kenny, the family asks that you sit on your porch enjoying your family and
friends and remember the good times.
Condolences may be left for the
Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Mary Elizabeth Lister Snell,
62, passed away peacefully at home and surrounded by family Sunday, July 20,
Visitation will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24,
at Memorial Funeral Home.
Mary grew up and remained in Columbia. She
attended Sacred Heart, Jeff Junior, Hickman High schools and the University of
Missouri. She was a respiratory therapist and worked at St. Mary’s Hospital,
Columbia Regional Hospital and Kilgore’s Sleep Center.
In the past six
years, Mary spent as much time as possible with her grandson, whom she adored.
She loved to travel with friends and family, recently parasailing and skydiving
for the first time.
She is survived by her son, Michael; grandson Devan;
mother Margaret Lister; sister Polly Kleinman; sister Elizabeth Lister; numerous
nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and many friends.
is preceded in death by her father, John Lister.
She will be missed by
everyone who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to
Published Wednesday, July
Charlene St. Aubin, 76, of Columbia passed away Saturday morning, July 26, 2014,
at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, University Hospital and Clinics.
services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at St. Joseph Catholic Church
in Edina, with graveside service to follow.
Charlene was born March 8,
1938, on a farm near Edina, to Leslie Klote and Virginia Howerton Klote. The
family moved to Columbia in 1953. Charlene graduated from Hickman High School in
She is survived by her son Mark St. Aubin and wife, Jeannette, of
St. Charles; daughter Leslie Culver and husband, Markus, of Houston, Texas;
sister Margaret Schlepphorst of Quincy, Ill.; brother Bill Klote; sister Ann Cox
and husband, Ron, of Columbia; grandson James Brown and wife, Amanda, of
Houston, Texas; granddaughter Alexandra Elizabeth Brown, also of Houston, Texas;
grandsons Christopher and Colin St. Aubin of St. Charles; eight nieces and
nephews; and fourteen great-nieces and -nephews.
She is preceded in death
by her parents; sister Ramona; and brother Jerry Klote.
She will be
missed by her children and siblings, friends who knew her as “Charlie” and
grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews who all knew her as
She loved NASCAR racing, country music, word puzzles and jigsaw
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