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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
Gloria A. Terrian List, Class of 1943,
passed away January 23, 2013.
Doris Denham Wiggins, Class of 1937, died on
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Lenoir Health Care.
Betty Joan Thompson Chase, Class of 1954, passed
away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Menorah Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas.
Jana Gay Carrington, Class of 1979, passed away
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at her home in Orlando, Florida.
Richard Garrison, Class of 1957, passed away
Saturday afternoon, January 12, 2013, in Aurora, Colorado.
Donald J. Belcher, Class of 1949, passed away
peacefully on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home in Rocheport.
Susan Lynn Cook Chappell, Class of 1973,
passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at her home in Columbia.
David R. Acton, Class of 1961, passed away January 9,
2013 in Peculiar, Missouri.
Gayle LaBerge Nathe, Class of 1961, passed away
Tuesday morning, January 8, 2013, in Tucson, Arizona.
Elra V. Sapp Jr., "Pop", Class of 1959, died Tuesday,
Jan. 1, 2013, at Columbia HealthCare.
Published Thursday, January 3, 2013
Elra V. Sapp Jr., "Pop", 71,
died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Columbia HealthCare after a six-month battle with
cancer.Informal visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4,
at Nilson Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at
Memorial Park Cemetery.Elra was the eldest of seven children, born June
14, 1941, in Callaway County to Elra Vencil Sapp Sr. and Betty Jean (Dudley)
Sapp. He retired in 2011 from Sterling Excavating of Jefferson City and was a
member of the Boone County Fair Board for many years.He continued, until
his recent illness, with his interest in cattle and small farm operations at his
home in Paris, Mo. He loved time spent with his grandson, Cole; hunting and
skeet-shooting; planning grandstand events at the Boone County Fair; and
socializing with his many friends.He is survived by his daughter, Tracey
S. Sapp and grandson Cole M. Sapp of Tipp City, Ohio; the mother of his
children, Mannon L. Burks (Sapp) of Columbia; brothers Jim (Sandra) of
Belleville, Ill., and Larry (Judy) and Russell (Debbie) of Columbia; sisters
Peggy (Jerry) Pool of Centralia and Norma (Bruce) Fraser of St. Louis;
brother-in-law Karl Jenkins of Butler; and many nieces and nephews.He
was preceded in death by his son, Troy M. Sapp; his sister, Barbara Jenkins; and
his parents, Vencil and Betty Sapp.Online condolences may be left at
Gayle Mackley Nathe passed
away Tuesday morning, January 8, 2013, in Tucson, Arizona after a long and
courageous battle with lung cancer. Gayle was born March 16, 1943 in St. Louis,
Missouri. She was preceded in death by her father Robert LaBerge. She is
survived by her husband Tom Nathe, daughter Robbin Bixler, three grandchildren,
one great granddaughter, her mother Virginia LaBerge, brothers Bob and Tom,
sister Molly and many nieces and nephews.Gayle's love of and talent for
arts and crafts caused her success at selling the charms she handmade. She also
owned her own art framing store called The Framing Post in Columbia.
Additionally, Gayle managed a shop for a factory that made men's and women's
hats for retail department stores. She also taught a high school greenhouse
class, a perfect fit for Gayle's always green thumb. She also worked several
years as a teller at the Commerce Bank in Moberly, Missouri.Gayle
attended Columbia Public Schools, spending one year at Hickman and graduating
for the University High School where she excelled at stage performing.I
was fortunate enough to be Gayle's best friend, confidant and great supporter of
everything she did for 45 years. She is at peace and rest now, sharing her
talents and teaching others her many trades. Gayle was also truly a dog lover
and over the years we had seven dogs of all breeds and sizes.
Contributions may be made to the Lung Cancer Foundation of your choice.
Obituary by Tom Nathe, February 2013.
Published in Kansas City Star on January 13, 2013
David R. Acton, 69, of
Peculiar, MO, passed away January 9, 2013.Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Monday,
Park Lawn Chapel. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the chapel.Burial with
Military Honors in Green Lawn Cemetery.Arr.: Park Lawn Funeral Home,
Published Thursday, January 10, 2013
Susan Lynn Chappell, 57,
of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at her home.A funeral
will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Locust Grove United Methodist
Church. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday at Nilson Funeral Home.
Burial will take place at Locust Grove Cemetery.Susan Lynn Chappell was
born May 5, 1955, in Boone County, the daughter of Fred and Thelma Gruber Cook,
and they preceded her in death.She married Stanley G. Chappell on July
3, 1976, in Boone County, and he survives. Susan enjoyed many outdoor
activities, especially mowing the yard. She also enjoyed family get-togethers
and her dog, "Rosie."Survivors include her husband, Stanley; two sons,
Chris and Robby; brother Tom (wife Sue) Cook; four grandchildren, Dawn, Blake,
Alex and Haley; and several nieces and nephews.Online condolences may be
left at www.nilsonfuneralhome.com.
Published Sunday, January 13, 2013
Donald J. Belcher, 82,
of Rocheport passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at home with
family.Relatives and friends are invited to a rosary from 6 to 6:20 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Columbia, followed by a
visitation from 6:20 to 8 p.m. There will be a funeral Mass for Donald at 11
a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the church, with a one-hour visitation prior to
the Mass. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in the Garden of
Resurrection.Donald was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Columbia to his parents,
John Belcher and Wilmoth Hunt Belcher. Donald was the youngest of three
children.He attended Hickman High and graduated in 1948. He married
Anita Barbara Schlitt in Krakow on Oct. 31, 1959. They had four children. He
served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, earning the Korean Service Medal with
three Bronze Service Stars, ROK Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations
Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.He was a longtime
resident of Rocheport and was employed by the U.S. Veterans Administration as a
maintenance inspector of engineering for 20 years. Donald was a member of Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed
gardening, fishing and spending time with his family.Donald will be
remembered by his loving wife and their children, Rick Belcher (Marry), Pam
McMahan (Mike), Tammy Wulff (Mike) and Kevin Belcher (Terri). He also is
survived by five grandsons, Justin Belcher, Adam Wulff, Drew Wulff, Ryan McMahan
and Ian Wulff; and one granddaughter, Rebecca McMahan.He was preceded in
death by his parents, brother and sister.In lieu of flowers, memorial
masses or contributions to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish or to the American Cancer
Society are suggested.The family would like to express their humble
appreciation for the outpouring of love and support from family and friends as
Don prepared for his transcendence into the loving arms of God.Online
tributes may be left at
Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Richard L. "Dick"
Garrison, 74, of Aurora, Colo., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.Memorial
services in Columbia are pending.He is survived by his wife, Cara
Winkelmeyer Garrison of Aurora; son Curtis Garrison of Warrensburg; daughters
Tracy Garrison of Columbia and Laura Garrison Parkes of Parker, Colo.; and
grandchildren Leah Garrison of Warrensburg, and Elizabeth, Sarah and Benjamin
Parkes of Parker.He was preceded in death by daughter Amy Garrison.
Published Friday, February 1, 2013
Jana Gay Carrington,
52, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at her home in Orlando, Fla.,
surrounded by family and friends after a 10-year journey of breast cancer.
A celebration of life was held at Christ Church Unity in Orlando.
Jana was born in Columbia to Jerry and Loraine Carrington. She graduated from
Hickman High School and the University of Iowa. She went on to obtain
certification as an addictions counselor, helping clients to develop healthy
relationships with family and friends. She was a nationally certified, licensed
massage therapist and co-owner of Massage Solutions. She taught courses on
energy healing, as well as instructing students in the Central Florida area in
anatomy/physiology. She authored “A Touch of Hope — A Caregivers Guide” and
numerous caregiver articles.Jana is survived by her loving husband,
Brendan Price of Orlando; mom Charlette Carrington of Columbia; four siblings,
Lisa Carrington Pletz and Carson, Mark and Michael Carrington; and several
nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her father and birth
Published Sunday, January 27, 2013
Betty Joan Chase, 76, of
Columbia passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Menorah Hospital in Overland
Park, Kansas.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2,
in the McMurray Chapel of Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St.
Joan was born in Columbia on March 23, 1936, to John W. "Jack" and Elizabeth
Rogers Thompson.Joan graduated from Hickman High School in 1954 and
obtained her degree at Christian College (now Columbia College) in 1956.
Joan and Luke A. Chase married on Oct. 5, 1966, and they enjoyed 41 years
together until Luke's death on Jan. 1, 2009. They had one son, Kirtley Rogers
Chase, who resides with Lisa Sachs in Overland Park.Most of Joan's
working career was devoted to Gene Glenn's clothing store in Columbia. Joan was
a salesperson, buyer and manager. Her good taste in fashion was validated by the
popularity of Gene Glenn's when Joan was there.Joan and Luke were active
supporters of Optimist International, and in particular, the Downtown Optimist
Club. They attended many Optimist conventions, representing the clubs in
Mid-Missouri. They also were members of Missouri United Methodist Church.
Joan is survived by her son, Kirtley R. Chase and Lisa Sachs of Overland
Park; her sister, Carol J. Lee and husband Charles N. of Columbia; two stepsons,
Steven B. Chase of Overland Park and David B. Chase of Gladstone; three
step-grandsons, Matthew, Alex and Andrew; three nephews, John Lee of Columbia,
Jim Lee of Centralia and Mike Lee of Pfafftown, N.C.; and several cousins,
great-nieces and great-nephews.Joan was preceded in death by her
husband; her parents; and one great-nephew, Zane Thompson Lee.
Published in News-Chief from January 24 to January
25, 2013GLORIA A.
LIST, 87 WINTER HAVEN, FLGloria A. Terrian List, 87, died of respiratory
failure January 23, 2013.Memorial services will be held on Saturday
March 2, 2013 at Temple Baptist Church in Dundee FL.Also a memorial
service will be conducted at Millersburg Cemetery on May 11, 2013. Steele's Family
Published Sunday, January 27, 2013
Doris Wiggins, 94, of
Columbia died on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Lenoir Health Care.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Memorial Park
Cemetery.Her health had been declining after her husband, Ed, died in
May of 2012.Doris was born to David and Lena Denham of Columbia on Dec.
11, 1918. She was the youngest of three daughters; Francis Steele was the
oldest, followed by Meribah Oliver. The three maintained a very close
relationship throughout their lives.Doris was educated in Columbia
Public Schools and graduated from Hickman High School in 1937. She attended a
business school to help sharpen her secretarial skills, and in 1941 she was
hired by the Agricultural Extension Service of the University of Missouri. She
served faithfully in various secretarial positions throughout her career with
the university, including secretary to the associate dean of the College of
Agriculture. Doris was honored upon her retirement from the university in 1985,
with a large celebration thanking her for 44 years of distinguished service to
the university.In 1941 Doris married the love of her life, J.B. Thomas.
J.B. and Doris always held hands, and she would profess that he treated her like
a queen. They remained inseparable and happily married until his death on Dec.
15, 1976. After J.B.'s death, her sister, Francis, urged Doris to get out and
socialize. She eventually met J.B. Mahan (widowed), and they were married on
Jan. 24, 1988, at the home of the Rev. Homer Lay in a private ceremony. She
enjoyed living out in the country and getting to know and become friends with
J.B.'s son and family, Joe and Wanda Mahan and their children.When Mr.
Mahan died on Feb. 10, 1996, Doris moved back from the country into Columbia,
where she continued to attend the Extension dinners for retirees. It was at one
of these dinners that she became re-acquainted with Ed Wiggins (widowed), a
retired professor of agricultural economics who had served as an agent of the
Extension Service. Ed and Doris were married in a private ceremony at Broadway
Christian Church on June 24, 2000, where Ed was a charter member and Doris also
became a member. They enjoyed family and friends, dining out and gatherings at
special events, including Christmas. They remained active until their health
began to decline a few years ago. At that time, Ed moved to Lenoir Health Care
and Doris followed about six months later. Doris was pleased to have had the
opportunity to get to know Ed's two sons, Kip and his wife, Mary Beth, and their
children, and Rex and his wife, Diane, and their family. Ed's family continued
to phone and visit Doris after Ed's death on May 24, 2012.Throughout her
life, Doris loved to dance, and during the 1950s and '60s you could find her and
her husband in the ballroom of the Tiger Hotel dancing with a large crowd
belonging to the Saturday Nighters and swinging to big band music!
Cooking was something else that Doris loved to do, and many relatives and
friends got to enjoy her large spread of food on Thanksgiving and Christmas
holidays. Often she and her sisters and their aunt, Jamilee, who was like a
sister, joined together to cook in the same kitchen. It was a delight to watch
as they moved about without ever bumping into one another or spilling anything
on their beautiful attire (those small aprons were for decoration only) — like
well-choreographed dancers. The men in the family were not allowed in the
kitchen when the ladies were at work. The sisters also were artists in making
candy for Christmas: divinity and peanut brittle! Each one had a specific duty,
and when the boiling peanut brittle was poured by one onto a large pan, the
other three began pulling it — ouch! — laying the thin pieces out on wax paper.
Doris loved it, and they all had fun. She loved flowers, especially those
received from her church and from her husband, family and friends. Doris loved
to keep up on current events and read the paper daily, as well as magazines. She
loved the 4-H Clubs and delighted in supporting them with her donations; after
all, 4-H was part of the Extension Service.For Doris, one of the most
difficult things to give up was driving her car, which she had to do about
two-and-a-half years ago. For her, it signaled a loss of independence.
Doris and Ed truly appreciated the caring atmosphere and the excellent care they
received from the staff at Lenoir Health Care during the last years of their
lives. We shall miss her warm smile, sparkling eyes and kind heart.Doris
is survived by two cousins, Howard R. Jones of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and his
family, and David Jones of Columbia; one nephew, Gayle Lampson of Houston,
Texas; and her best friend and former colleague, Pam Seibert, and her family.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, both sisters and an aunt.
Online condolences for the family may be left at
Published Saturday, February 2, 2013
Lisa Smith, 48, of
Columbia passed into eternity on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Boone Hospital
Center.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at H.T.
May and Son Funeral Home in Columbia. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m.
Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Lisa was born on Dec. 13, 1964, in Columbia, the daughter of Tomme Key and
Gwendolyn Hatton.She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Roger Key
and Joshua McTye, both of Columbia; one daughter, Oceana Key of Columbia; five
brothers, Tommy Key, Kevin Key, Vincent Key, Timothy Key and Sheldon Key, all of
Columbia; and one sister, Shatana Harris of Columbia.
Published February 7, 2013 by Shelter Island Reporter,
Shleter Island, NYNancy Decker Dougherty passed away peacefully on
February 6, 2013 at her home on Tuthill’s Hill after a courageous 13-year battle
with Alzheimer’s disease.Nancy was born and raised in Columbia,
Missouri, the daughter of a college professor and went on to Radcliffe College,
graduating in 1961.Nancy was invited to join Phi Beta Kappa in her junior
year at Radcliffe. Upon graduation, she accepted Radcliffe President Mary
Bunting’s offer to tour the country for a year with classmate Lucy Tuchman,
daughter of the historian Barbara Tuchman, extolling the virtues of Radcliffe to
high school girls.She then studied for her master’s degree and Ph.D. at
the University of California, Berkeley.Nancy moved back east in 1971,
marrying Jim, town supervisor since 2008, and taking up residence in Manhattan.
Nancy was a very active co-chair of the literary committee of the National
Arts Club for many years.In 1976, the Dougherty’s bought the John
Tuthill house, built in 1852, using it as a weekend getaway until 2001 when they
moved here permanently.Nancy was a film critic and a writer of
biographies. She was honored by Pen America in 1987 with the Pen Girard Award
for best non-fiction work by a previously unpublished female author.On
Shelter Island, in addition to spending glorious days writing, reading, swimming
and playing tennis, Nancy was very active with local literary groups and in
environmental issues, serving for many years on the Mashomack Preserve Board of
Trustees.Nancy is survived by her husband, Jim; brother Jack and
sister-in-law Linda of Hawaii; niece Sarah; Jim’s nephew Terrence and her four
wonderful caregivers and loving friends of the past seven years, Germaine, Lita,
Maka and Tamar.There will be a private family service and a memorial
celebration of Nancy’s life planned for her birthday, June 30.In lieu of
the flowers, donations may be made to the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New
Hampshire, where Nancy was a writer in residence, to the Mashomack Preserve or
to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.Published Sunday, February 10, 2013
Loretta Jean Hegstad, 57, began her journey to heaven on Feb. 7, 2013, after a
short but tragic illness.A celebration of her life will be held at 1
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at New Providence Baptist Church in Columbia.
Loretta was born Aug. 10, 1955, in Jamestown, N.D.Loretta graduated from
Hickman High School in Columbia in 1973. She went on to receive her master's
degree from the University of Missouri in 1978.She retired from Lockheed
Martin Missiles and Space in Sunnyvale, Calif., in 2011, and moved back to
Columbia in 2012.Loretta is survived by her two daughters, Amanda Hyer
and Allison Hyer; her parents, Margaret and Kenneth Hegstad; and brothers,
Donald Hegstad and Christopher Hegstad. Loretta also is survived by Donald's
wife, Geri, and their children, Jennifer Herd, Brian Hegstad, John Hegstad and
Susan Helming, as well as Christopher's daughter, Beth Nelson.Loretta
would have appreciated donations made to her favorite causes in her name: the
Alzheimer's Association and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. She was
an active participant in both charities and a 19-year survivor of breast cancer.
She was surrounded by unconditional love upon her ascent from her earthly
home to her new heavenly kingdom, and she will be eternally loved and cherished.
Online tributes may be left at
Published Monday, February 11, 2013
Vanlandingham II, 69, of Rocky Mount left his earthly home for his eternal
Heavenly home with Jesus on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral,
Fla.Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Memorial
Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to the service from 2 to 3 p.m. Burial
will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Basey was born Feb. 19, 1943, in
Boonville and graduated from David H. Hickman High School in 1961. He attended
the University of Missouri and served in the National Guard. He was a real
estate developer, entrepreneur and consultant for more than 50 years. He was a
member of the Church at Osage Hills in Osage Beach and attended the First
Assembly of God in Ft. Myers, Fla., during the winter months where he and his
wife, Bonnie, lived. He was a former member of the Mid-Missouri Corvette Club.
Basey is survived by his wife, Bonnie; his children, Jeffery Vanlandingham,
Arthur Basey "Jay" Vanlandingham III, Aric B. Vanlandingham and Lisa L.
Wilkinson; two stepchildren, Teena Whitesides and Tony Whitesides; sister Becky
L. Hall; brother Barry Vanlandingham; five grandchildren; and two
step-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Online tributes may be left at
Published Thursday, February 14, 2013
Miss Catherine L.
Hunt, 79, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.Per Miss Hunt's
wishes, there will be no public services.A retiree of the University of
Missouri, Miss Hunt loved to travel across the United States and around the
world. She was passionate about reading; her cat, Buster; and caring for the
plants, flowers and woodland creatures around her home.Online
condolences may be left at
Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Wanda Sue (Martin)
Engstrand, 78, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at York Hospital in York,
Pa.A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23, at Powder Mill Apartments Community Room, 42 Oak Ridge Drive
in York, with family friend Chaplain Charlie Hoopes of Memorial Hospital
officiating. A visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. before the service.
She was the wife of the late William A. Engstrand, who passed away on Sept. 4,
2009. The couple had been married for 55 years.Born on July 31, 1934, in
York, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Pearl (Gilpin) Martin. Wanda was a
1952 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia. She worked as a teacher's aide
for more than 20 years at Lincoln Intermediate Unit No. 12 until her retirement.
Mrs. Engstrand loved reading, birds and playing cards, especially bridge.
She was a member of a number of bridge clubs. Wanda also enjoyed greeting people
at Autumn House and looked forward to meeting new people every day. Most
important, she loved being with children, especially her two sons.Mrs.
Engstrand is survived by two sons, William P. Engstrand and Gregory S.
Engstrand, both of York; one grandson, Zackary S. Curry of Hallsville; one
great-grandson, Caleb; and two "adopted" daughters, Barb Hoopes and Cindy
McMullen-Cortright and her husband, Michael.She was preceded in death by
two sisters, Sara Beaver and Hallie Phillips; and one brother, Oran Martin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Patient Help Fund, 25 Monument
Road, Suite 194, York, Pa., 17403, or Compassionate Care Hospice, 2449 S. Queen
St., York, Pa., 17402.Send condolences to BestLifeTributes.comLife
Tributes by Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 35 Gotham Place
in Red Lion, Pa., is in charge of arrangements.
Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Melvin E. Watkins, 59, of
Columbia passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Columbia.A prayer service
will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at St. Thomas Moore Newman Center.
Survivors include mother Miriam Steffan of Columbia; father Melvin Glenn Watkins
of California; sister Alicia D'Orazio (Mario) of Livonia, Mich.; and brothers
William Watkins and Robert Watkins of Columbia.The family requests no
flowers. Online condolences may be left for the family at
Published Sunday, February 24, 2013
Betty Jo (Harmon)
Fountain, 66, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, after a long
struggle with COPD at Landmark Hospital.Visitation will be noon to 2
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, with services at 2 p.m. at The Broadway Christian Church,
2601 West Broadway in Columbia. A graveside farewell will follow at Memorial
Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, 2001 W.
Walnut Lawn, Springfield, Mo., 65807.She was born Sept. 27, 1946, to
Tharon E. and Agnes Evalyn (Caldwell) Harmon in Boone County Hospital.
Betty Jo graduated early from Hickman High School in the summer of 1963. After
completing mortuary school in 1976 in Louisville, Ky., she became an embalmer
and funeral director and co-owned and operated Fountain Mortuary Service in
Columbia for 20 years. She also served as the chief death investigator for both
Boone and Callaway counties from 1997 to 2004 and was a member of the Missouri
and National Funeral Directors Associations as well as the mortuary fraternity
Pi Sigma Eta.In 2005, she retired from mortuary service and death
investigation to pursue her passion for dancing by opening and operating
Twilight Dance Studio in Columbia. In her spare time, she traveled to compete in
ballroom dance competitions, took trips to Hawaii and cruises in the Caribbean,
and loved to shop. She enjoyed life, loved to laugh and saw the good in
everyone. Her beautiful smile, generous spirit and joy will be missed by all who
knew and loved her.She was preceded in death by her parents and sister
Carol Jean Stand.She is survived by her children, Mark Glover of Olathe,
Kan., and Kimberly Hale of Springfield; daughter-in-law Jeri Glover; grandsons
Koty Glover, and Robert and Johnathan Tomlinson; granddaughter Raylene
Tomlinson; niece Tonja (Tim) Rinck; nephew Greg (Merry) Turner; great-nephews
K.C. Turner, and Marcus and Matthew Rinck; and great-niece Amelia Wood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the COPD Foundation, 2937
S.W. 27th Ave., Suite 302, Miami, Fla., 33133, or www.copdfoundation.org.
Published Saturday, February 23,
Singleton, 85, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Columbia.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Memorial Funeral
Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services.Marie
was a member of Olivet Christian Church. She spent many hours at the Columbia
Senior Center, Parkade Center and Oak Towers Senior Club. She enjoyed gardening,
dancing at the Senior Center and quilting piecework.She is survived by
her children, Tommy Singleton and wife Teresa, and Connie Kyi and husband Tuni;
siblings, Barbara Monroe, John Hickam and Linda Maupin; grandchildren, Chris
Singleton and wife Lisa, Nicole Maltsberger and husband Allen, Tifany Minter and
husband Michael, Crystal McNamara and husband Sean, and Alex Long;
great-grandchildren Tyler Singleton, Aubrey Maltsberger, Christina Maltsberger,
Allie Maltsberger, Dylan Minter and McCartney Minter; and several nieces and
nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, G.L. Hickam and Ruth
Valentine Hickam; three brothers, G.L. "Kirk" Hickam Jr., Billy Joe Hickam and
Donald Hickam; and one sister, Mary Wright.In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2833 E.
Battlefield Road, Building B Suite 100, Springfield, Mo., 65804.Tributes
can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Diana Decker Rea, 51, of
Hermann passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at her home.Funeral services
will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in
Hermann, with Bart Larson officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery
in Columbia.Mrs. Rea was born in Greenfield, Ind., on Oct. 25, 1961, the
daughter of the late Robert and Helen (Anderson) Decker.She was the wife
of Tom Rea. They were united in marriage Sept. 7, 1985, in Columbia. Tom
survives in Hermann.Diana served with her husband in church-planting
ministry in France from 1988 to 2000. Since 2000, she has been a member of
Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Hermann, where she was involved in the
spiritual formation of women. She was an independent sales consultant and
regional vice president for Arbonne International.Diana is also survived
by her eight children, daughter Emma Harms and husband Jason of Columbia, S.C.,
daughter Annie Rea of Columbia, S.C., son Andrew Rea of Columbia, S.C., daughter
Betsy Rea of Hermann, son William Rea of Hermann, son Samuel Rea of Hermann,
daughter Esther Rea of Hermann and son Evan Rea of Hermann; a sister, Lori Dean
of Kansas City; a brother, Steve Decker of Denver, Colo.; her step-mother, Inge
Decker of Columbia; an uncle, Jim Reed and wife Bonnie of Jonesboro, Ark.; and
many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.She was preceded in
death by her parents; and a son, Chad Rea.Memorials may be given to the
Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer or Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church Building
Fund, C/O Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.
Published Thursday, February 28, 2013
Larry M. Woods, 83, of
Columbia passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2013, surrounded by all of his
children.Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, at
Memorial Funeral Home. A graveside service for family and any friends who would
like to attend will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. The
Law Firm of Eng & Woods will host a celebration of Larry's life from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday at Shiloh Bar and Grill, 402 E. Broadway.Larry was born July
13, 1929, in Columbia to Newton Malone Woods and Lorene Minor Woods. On Jan. 2,
1954, he married Joan Hatfield in Oak Ridge, Tenn. They were married 52 years
before she preceded him in death on April 10, 2006. Larry is survived by his
four children, Leslie Creath Roby (Brad), Lisa Nelson (David), Bill Woods
(Susan) and Matt Woods (Stacey). Also surviving are his 11 grandchildren: Abby
Lenger, Tyler Creath, Colin Creath, Ben Baeker, Sarah Nelson, Emily Harding,
Ashley Woods, Lisa Jo Woods, Wells Woods, Andrew Woods and Alexandra Woods. He
also is survived by four great-grandchildren: Analise, Madilynn, Liam and Leo.
Larry attended Columbia Public Schools, graduating from Hickman High School
in 1947. He went on to the University of Missouri, graduating from the School of
Journalism. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1953,
where he obtained his Juris Doctorate.After passing the bar exam and
receiving his law degree, he practiced law as an associate in the office of
Howard Major, attorney, until May of 1954, when he entered the Air Force.
While in the Air Force, he acted as government prosecutor or as defense
counsel in the trial of almost 100 criminal cases, obtaining the rank of captain
as a judge advocate general.In May 1956, he returned to Columbia and
began to practice law as an associate with Mr. Ralph Alexander in the law firm
of Alexander, Welliver & Wayland. He went on to become Boone County prosecuting
attorney in 1958, prosecuting many high-profile cases. Larry served as
prosecutor until he became state representative for District One, which included
Boone County and surrounding areas. After serving one term as state
representative, he went into the private practice of law with Carl Sapp,
practicing law continuously for almost 50 years, ultimately ending his law
career with his son, Matt, and Pat Eng as "Of Counsel" with the law firm of Eng
& Woods.During his law career, he was a member of the Boone County Bar
Association, the Missouri Bar, the American Bar, the Missouri Association of
Trial Attorneys, the American Association for Justice and the American
Judicature Society, as well as being appointed by the late Gov. Warren Hearnes
as a member of the prestigious Missouri Banking Board.In 1965, he was
selected as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America. For many years, Larry
was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church, where he served in many capacities.
Larry also was a past president of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, member of
the Lion's Club and was actively involved in many other charitable
organizations.Larry was known for his work ethic and community
involvement. In addition to being a talented and effective lawyer, he was an
honest, ethical and loyal friend and law partner.Larry was loved by
many, including his wife, Jo, and his children. To his family, he was a loving,
caring, good-hearted individual who cared deeply about those he loved. He had a
great sense of humor and was a wonderful storyteller, well-known for his poetry
recitations, including "The Cremation of Sam McGee," "Whippoorwill" and
"Forgiven" (as a result of his grandfather, Watt Woods, putting him on the tree
stump to practice his public speaking).Larry also was an avid golfer and
was known in the golfing community as having a great "short game" and as an
excellent putter. He and Jo took many golfing vacations with close friends, in
addition to their extensive travels to Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean.
They retired to Tucson, Ariz., living many happy years together.
Memorials may be made in Larry's name to the charity of the donor's choice.
Online tributes may be left at
Published Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Ronald Dale Palmer, 72,
of Columbia passed away Monday, March 4, 2013.A funeral will be held at
7 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Praise Assembly of God Church. Visitation will be
from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.Ronald was born Sept. 14, 1940, to
James W. and Nellie Irene Calvert Palmer in Columbia. He married Nina Fay
Richardson on Sept. 18, 1959, and she survives.He graduated in 1958 from
Hickman High School and attended sheet metal worker trade school in Jefferson
City. Ronald served six years in the Missouri National Guard.Ronald was
a sheet metal worker in plant engineering at the University of Missouri
Hospital. He was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church and worked with the
Royal Ranger Commanders Boys Club at the church.Survivors include his
wife, Fay Palmer of Columbia; two sons, Terry D. Palmer of Columbia and Dennis
Palmer of Tulsa, Okla.; three daughters, Kelly Heimericks of Columbia, Donna
Carter of Columbia and Tammy Schneider of Indianapolis, Ind.; a brother, Jerry
Palmer of Columbia; two sisters, Ruth Ann Rice and Karen Carter, both of
Columbia; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.He was
preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sherry; a brother, Larry; and a
sister, Sharon Palmer.Online condolences may be left for the family at
Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Dana Rowena Karnes Miller,
60, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, after a long illness. A resident of Columbia,
she died at Lexington Square Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Keokuk,
Iowa.Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, at Parker
Funeral Service in Columbia. Visitation will follow the service before burial at
Memorial Park Cemetery.Dana was born Aug. 8, 1952, in Lexington.
Her parents are Elaine T. Grev and James B. Karnes, both of Columbia.A
graduate of Hickman High School, Dana married Raymond Edward Miller and had a
son, Russell Lee Miller, both of Sioux Falls, S.D.Her interests included
love of singing as a soprano in Double Sextet at Columbia College, where she
received her Associate of Arts degree. She worked at A.B. Chance in Centralia
and at Orkin Inc. in Columbia. Dana loved oil painting and showing Rottweilers
and training her service dogs after her injuries in 1985. She was helped
significantly by Rusk Rehabilitation Center.Dana is survived by her
parents, Dennis and Elaine Grev and James and Sandra Karnes; her son, Russell
Lee Miller; two grandchildren, Ethan and Asher; half brother Eric John Grev of
Ramona, Calif.; aunt Rowena Taliafero of Arlington, Texas; and stepsiblings.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bryant Scott Karnes.In lieu
of flowers, memorials are suggested to Second Chance, 24687 Highway 179,
Boonville, Mo., 65233.Online condolences may be left for the family at
Published by, Niebur Funeral Home, Barry,
William “Bill” Brumfield, 72, of Chatsworth, IL, and formerly of Barry, Il. died
on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Advocate Bromenn Hospital in Normal, IL. He
was born in Washburn, WI on August 11, 1940 to M. William and G. Joan Haiden
Brumfield. He married Sandi Pelican on September 14, 1968 in Columbia, MO, and
she survives. Mr. Brumfield taught elementary and junior high
education-art. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri with a B.S. in
Mechanical Engineering, and did graduate work in Art. Bill was an Alumni of the
University of Missouri Association. He received his teaching certificate from
Hannibal-LaGrange College. He had taught in the Tri-Point School District at
Piper City, IL. He had also served as a truant officer for the Pike-Adams
Regional Superintendent of Schools. In addition, he was a substitute teacher for
the Barry School District. He also coached girls’ softball in Barry. He had also
worked for over 20 years as a diesel mechanic at Missouri Gravel. He was a
member of the Kiwanis and the Barry Masonic Lodge # 34 AF & AM. Bill had also
served as the Chairman of the Barry Apple Festival. He enjoyed
woodworking, art both abstract and surreal (painting, drawings in pencil, oils,
and acrylics). He was an avid reader who enjoyed crossword puzzles and
cryptograms. He enjoyed kids. He loved his family and especially loved his
granddaughters. Survivors include his wife Sandi of Chatsworth, IL, a
son, Jonathan (Jennifer) Brumfield of Bolingbrook, IL , two daughters, Jennifer
Brumfield of Elgin, IL, and Erin (Cef) Brumfield Grima of Hanover Park, IL, two
brothers, Robert (Sandy) Brumfield of Columbia, MO, and Gerald (Irma) Brumfield
of Rocheport, MO, a sister, Linda Johnson of Rocheport, MO, two granddaughters,
Eleanor and Scarlett, along with nine nieces and nephews and numerous great
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a
sister, Karen in infancy. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on
Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry, IL with Dan
Lohnes officiating. Burial will be at the Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry.
Visitation will be held Friday evening, March 22, 2013 from 4:30 until 7:30 P.M.
at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. Memorials are suggested to be
made to the American Lung Association or the Barry Public Library. Condolences
may be sent to the family at www.nieburfh.com. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in
Barry is handling the arrangements.. Charitable donations may be
made in William "Bill"'s memory to the following organizations:American
Lung Association 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, Illinois 62711
WILLIAM HAINES (BILL) ANGELL II August 1,
1931- March 15, 2013
Bill was born in
Rocheport, MO, and grew up in and around the Rocheport area.In 1951 he
joined the US Air Force and served as a "tail gunner" on the B-29 and B-36
aircraft. He proudly identified himself as a Korean War Veteran. He was
honorably discharged in 1955 and upon his return, made his home in Overland
Park, KS with first wife, Elsie Hubble-Angell and their children.In 1969
the family moved to Stilwell, KS. Bill returned to Overland Park a number of
years later where he re-married and lived with wife Yvonne Gigax-Angell and
continued to work at the Olathe Delco Remy plant (from 5/25/1956) un- til his
retirement on 5/31/1988.He was a 32 Degree Mason and life member of the
40/8 Voure, VFW Post 846, and the American Legion Dwight G. Cowles Post 370. He
and wife Yvonne attended yearly state and national conferences and he held many
different officer positions within these organizations. Eventually, he worked
his way up to the position of Kansas State Commander for the American Legion
1990-91. He was an avid collector of many things; coins, bottles, Hummels,
Precious Moments, and anything #24 - Jeff Gordon.In May of 2009 he was
diagnosed with having had Alzheimer's/Dementia for approximately 8 years. Unable
to live alone, he spent the last few years of his life in CA and WA, where his
daughters and granddaughter Stephanie were his caregivers.He leaves
behind his "5 girls", Deborah Simpson (Scott), Perris, CA; Terri Zura (Joseph),
Renton, WA; Mary Schulz (Gregory), Edgewood, WA; Vicki Friedberg (Richard), Lake
Stevens, WA; Cathy Streleski (Marcus), Fife, WA; seven grandchildren, one great-
granddaughter, his brother, Robert L. Angell, Gravois Mills, MO; family, and
many, many friends and colleagues, he met and made over the years.He was
preceded in death by infant son, David Earl Angell; parents, Mary Frances
Magruder-Angell and William H. Angell I; and wife, Yvonne Angell.Viewing
to be held on Friday, March 22nd from 5-7pm with the Memorial Service
immediately following, at The Amos Family Funeral Home, 10901 Johnson Dr.,
Shawnee, KS. Graveside Service to be held Saturday, March 23rd at 11am, at
Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO. For the immediate
family only.Donations can be made to your fa- vorite charity in his
name. The Amos Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee,
Kansas 66203, 913-631-5566 Published in Kansas City Star from March 19
to March 22, 2013
Published by Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011
Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA
DR. ROBERT MORRIS
CRISLERBORN: January 5, 1921DIED: March 23, 2013LOCATION: LAFAYETTE,
LouisianaFuneral Services will be held at Delhomme Funeral Home Chapel of
the Flowers at 11:00 am on Monday, April 1, 2013 for Dr. Robert Morris Crisler,
92, who passed away on March 23, 2013, at AMG Specialty Hospital in Lafayette,
LA.Pastor Robert Miller of First Lutheran Church, Lafayette, LA will
conduct the funeral services and Dr. Timothy F. Reilly, longtime family friend
and Professor at ULL, will give the eulogy. Interment will take place in
Lafayette Protestant Cemetery at a later date.Dr. Crisler was the son of the
late Dr. Otto Stanton and Ruby Buckman Crisler. He was born on January 5, 1921,
in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1937, at the age
of 16. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1941, and was a graduate
assistant at Northwestern University in Illinois when he was drafted to serve in
the Army during WWII. After serving in the North African Campaign and the
Italian Campaign as a member of the 88th Division, he separated from the
military in February, 1946, as a 1st Lieutenant and received a Purple Heart with
one oak leaf.Dr. Crisler then returned to graduate school at
Northwestern University in Illinois earning Masters and Doctorate degrees in
Geography. His first teaching assignment was at Washington University in St.
Louis, Missouri, in 1948. In 1950 he was recalled for the Korean Conflict,
assigned to the Pentagon, and worked for the CIA as an intelligence officer.
Discharged in 1952, he returned to teach at Washington University in St. Louis,
Missouri. He moved to Lafayette, LA, in 1954 where he was a Professor of
Geography and Head of the Department of Social Studies at Southwestern Louisiana
Institute and University of Southwestern Louisiana (now known as University of
Louisiana-Lafayette). Dr. Crisler served as a Louisiana State Representative
from 1972-1976 for District 45.Throughout his life he was an avid
collector of license plates. He enjoyed traveling, attending license plate
meets, and working in his yard. As a member of the Automobile License Plate
Collectors Association (ALPCA) he served the club in many capacities. He was
also a member of the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association, American Legion
Post 69, Pinhook Rotary Club, Louisiana Historical Association, Mizzou Alumni
Association, Geological Sciences Alumni of the University of Missouri, The Honor
Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and SCORE, counseling new business owners. He was a
former President of the USL Credit Union and a member of First Lutheran Church
in Lafayette.Dr. Crisler is survived by his sons, Charles Robert Crisler
and his wife Penny, and John Allen Crisler and his wife Carla; grandchildren,
Jennifer Robin (Chris) Roberts, Jeffery Allen (Edna) Crisler, Melinda Jo
Crisler, Andrew John (Amanda) Crisler, Mia Elizabeth Crisler, and Max Stanton
Crisler; great-grandchildren Alexandra, Cabel, and Royce Crisler.He was
preceded in death by his first wife Shirley Spohn Crisler, his second wife Freda
Erickson Crisler and his parents Dr. Otto S. and Ruby Crisler.The family
requests that visiting hours be observed at Delhomme Funeral Home on Bertrand
Drive on Sunday, March 31, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Visiting hours will
continue on Monday from 8:00 am until time of service. Interment will be in a
private ceremony at Lafayette Protestant Cemetery at a later date.The
family would like to thank his loyal caretaker, Gloria Landry, and the staff of
Paramount Hospice, AMG Specialty Hospital, and Emeritus Assisted Living.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude's
Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Personal condolences may be sent to the Crisler family at
www.delhommefuneralhome.com.Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive,
Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Published Monday, March 25, 2013
87, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Boone Hospital.Funeral
services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, with a visitation from 9 a.m.
until time of service at Memorial Funeral Home. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the chapel. Interment will be at Memorial Park
Cemetery.Elizabeth was born May 8, 1925, to the late Rice and Lucille
Hawkins Claxton in Woodlandville in Boone County. On July 23, 1949, she married
Willis (Bill) Phillippe in Columbia, and he preceded her in death.She is
survived by one son, Greg Phillippe and wife Donna; three grandchildren, Grant,
Drew and Alex; one sister, Ruth Claxton Forbis; and numerous nieces and nephews,
along with great-nieces and -nephews.She also was preceded in death by a
sister, Gladys Claxton Brown Acton; and brothers Keith Claxton and Bobby
Claxton.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boone
Hospital Home Care and Hospice, attention: Linda Bender, 601 Business Loop 70
W., Suite 260, Columbia, Mo., 65202.Tributes can be left online at
Published Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Patrick, 61, left this Earth that we know to join her eternal Father in heaven
Sunday, March 24, 2013. Frances was surrounded by her children and siblings as
she took her last breath, feeling the love of them all. She was able to move
toward a life of peace, knowing she had done all she could for those she leaves
behind.Friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 29, at
St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbia, where funeral services will be
held at 1 p.m. with Pastor William E. Linzie Jr. officiating. Interment will
follow at Columbia Cemetery.Frances was born April 23, 1951, to the late
James Ennis and Margaret Price (Johnson) Patrick. Frances was employed at
CenturyLink Telephone Co. for 38 years. She went to work each day with a purpose
and a smile. She also worked at Nanny's Neighborhood Childcare Center since the
day the doors opened on Nov. 1, 2004. She truly enjoyed the love of all the
children she took care of during her time spent at Nanny's. Frances' absence
will be a void that will be felt by the many families she cared for at Nanny's
Frances is mourned by her four children, Alex Carthron Jr., Marcus D.
Carthron (Remonica), Travis A. Carthron (Shelanda) and Katina M. Carthron, all
of Columbia; eight siblings, Mabel Mitchell, Donald Patrick, Helen Patrick,
Howard Dean Patrick (Patricia), Ralph Patrick, Diane Patrick (Jimmy) and Rita
Smith (Homer), all of Columbia, and Larry Patrick (Theresa) of Widefield, Colo.;
three uncles, Charles Patrick (Carrie) of Kansas City, Milton Fred Patrick
(Norma) of Columbia and Floyd Patrick (Jennie) of Fayette; one aunt, Barbara
Hester of Boonville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Frances was blessed with 20 grandchildren: Natasha Williams, NeKeisha
Williams, Keondre Carthron, Darian Carthron, Marquesha Carthron, Shaelice
Baskett, Savannah Smith, Keona Smith, Nicole Baskett, Jessica Carthron, Chance
Scott, Xzavion Carthron, Marcus Carthron Jr., Travis Carthron, Vincent Altimari,
DaMarcus Carthron, Hailey Brammer, Diamonique Washington, Kimiyante Carthron and
DaKari Carthron.Frances was preceded in death by two brothers, James
Roger Patrick and Terry Lane Patrick; one sister, Alice Lee Patrick; two
brothers-in-law, Thomas Mitchell and Kenny Boy Williams; and one sister-in-law,
Robyn Charmayne McCollum.Arrangements are under the direction of Millard
Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203; (573) 442-7112;
Published Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Paul Conrad Krusekopf, 85,
of Rogers, Ark., died Sunday, March 24, 2013.Memorial services will be
at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Oakley Chapel Methodist Church in Rogers, Ark.
Survivors include his wife, Melthena; daughter Kim Floyd of Norman, Okla.;
two sons, Dr. Kurt Krusekopf of College Station, Texas, and Keith Krusekopf of
Buda, Texas; brother Henry H. Krusekopf of Midland, Texas; one sister, Caroline
Goshorn of Golden, Colo.; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Published Thursday, April 4, 2013
Cleveland Leon Adams left
this world Monday, April 1, 2013, at the age of 38.Memorial services
will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Parker Funeral Service
in Columbia.He was born Nov. 14, 1974, the son of Barbara Adams and the
late Fredrick E. Brown.Cleveland graduated from Hickman High School in
1993.He later went on to become a licensed chef and expanded his
education even further studying criminal justice at William Woods College.
Cleveland enjoyed music, getting together with friends and being with
family. He was baptized in July 1994 in St. Louis at the Assembly Hall of the
Jehovah's Witness.Cleveland is survived by his mother, Barbara; a
daughter, Jaila; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.He was preceded
in death by his father, Fredrick; and his grandmother, Effie Mae Adams.
Condolences may be left online at
Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013
June Marilyn McCarty
passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at her home. She was 72 years old.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, Little Bonne Femme Baptist
Church with burial in Little Bonne Femme Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to
3 p.m.Marilyn was born Dec. 5, 1940, in Columbia, the daughter of Reno
and Illamae York Kurtz. She married Carlton McCarty on June 28, 1959, in
Columbia, and he survives.Marilyn posted mail for the City of Columbia
until her retirement. She was known as the "Marvelous Mail Lady." Marilyn was an
active member of the Kewpie Cuties.Survivors include her husband,
Carlton; two daughters, Lisa Crowley and husband Chris of Columbia, and Christy
Clisso and husband Brian of Raymore; two brothers, Jerry Kurtz of Henderson,
Nev., and Leroy Kurtz of Columbia; one sister, Karen Kurtz of West Palm Beach,
Fla.; and four grandchildren, Cyle Crowley, Mindy Clisso, Carly Clisso and Abbie
Clisso.She was preceded in death by one sister, Janice Berve
Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Little Bonne Femme Church Building
Fund.Arrangements under the direction of Robinson Funeral Home.
Published Thursday, April 4, 2013
Marvin K. Kinney, 70,
passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013.Friends will be received from 2 to
4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Millard Family Funeral Home, where funeral services
will be held at 4 p.m., to include military honors, with the Rev. Ballenger
officiating. Interment will be private for the family.The sun rose on
the life of Marvin "Dickie" K. Kinney on Oct. 1, 1942, in Columbia to the late
Louis and Leona Whitley Kinney. He was a graduate of Hickman High School in
Columbia.At the time of his death, Marvin was employed at the Missouri
Division of Work Force Development, where he had been employed for 40 years. He
also served on the Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners for more
than 25 years. He was appointed to his first four-year term on the CHA Board as
a resident commissioner in 1968. Marvin was the first African-American appointed
to serve on the Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and is
reported to be one of the first resident commissioners in the United States.
Marvin was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1966.Survivors
include a very special lady friend of 47 years, Pauletta A. Gresham of Columbia;
three daughters, Marshanna "Babe" Gresham (Aaron) and Loutisha Glasgow, both of
Columbia, and Anjanette Glasgow of North Kansas City; three granddaughters,
Nadia "Baby" Gresham and LaTia Glasgow, both of Columbia, and Ciara Glasgow
(Angelique) of North Kansas City; two grandsons, Arlandis (Maya) Glasgow of
Columbia and Darius Glasgow of North Kansas City; one great-grandson, Landon
Glasgow of Columbia; two sisters, Carol Jones of Columbia and Dorothy Palmer of
Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close
friends.Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters; and
two brothers.Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family
Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203. (573) 442-7112.Online
condolences may be left for the family at
Published Sunday, April 7, 2013
Betty G. Kemper, 81, of
Columbia passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013.A gathering of Betty's
family and friends will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday April 11, at Memorial
Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow the visitation at Memorial Park
Cemetery.Betty was born in Columbia and was a lifelong area resident.
Betty is survived by her children, Gayle Baker, John (Carol) Page, Kerry
(Debbie) Page, and Malvin (Brenda) Page; seven grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in
death by her husband, Wilford Kemper, on Feb. 10, 2013; her parents; and two
brothers.Online tributes for the family may be left at
Published Friday, April 12, 2013
Barbara Barton Toalson,
80, of Columbia died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, after a short illness.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Memorial Funeral
Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at First
Baptist Church, with the Rev. Carol McEntyre officiating.Barbara was
born March 2, 1933, in Columbia to Herman and Elma Barton.On Aug. 9,
1952, she married David Kent Toalson, and he preceded her in death in 1984.
She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church.She was also a
member of the Boone Chapter No. 290 Order of the Eastern Star, Columbian Chapter
DAR and Altrusa International. She was a music teacher with Columbia Public
Schools and, after moving back from New York City, where she lived with her
husband for eight years, she was a secretary at Nora Stewart Nursery School
until her retirement.She loved living at the Terrace for the past four
years.Survivors include a sister, Phyllis Barton Wulff (Harry) of
Columbia; three children, Deborah Jacobs (Anne Bills) of Columbia, Susan Hayden
(Richard) of Illinois and Ashley Stephens of California; six grandchildren; two
great-granddaughters; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.In lieu
of flowers, contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church of Columbia in
her memory.Condolences may be offered at
Published Monday, April 15, 2013
Kathryn Burlison, 80, of
Columbia passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013.Memorial services will be
held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at First Christian Church in Columbia.
Private inurnment will be later in Columbia Cemetery.Kathryn was born
March 30, 1933, in Columbia to William and Marjorie Hoover Hulett.She
was married to Charles Henry Burlison on Dec. 28, 1956, in Iowa.Kathryn
received her bachelor's degree in secondary education and was an English and
social studies teacher in Prairie Home, Naylor and Doniphan. She was a member of
First Christian Church, where she was an active and faithful member of the first
choir and of many church circles.Kathryn was an avid horsewoman and the
original owner of Stonewall's Jack of Diamonds, and she was also a member of the
DAR, UDC, Missouri Teachers Organization and sang in the MU Choral Union for
about 20 years. She was a member of the American Saddlebred Organization and
participated in and showed horses around Boone County.She is survived by
grandson Gwydion Ross of Sturgeon; brother Maynard Hulett of Columbia; niece
Sheri Hines of Columbia; and sister-in-law Ruth (Ray) Burson of Doniphan.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; parents William and
Marjorie; daughter Susan Elizabeth Burlison; and infant son William Henry
Burlison.Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church,
101 N. Tenth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201 or Boone County Historical Society, 3801
Ponderosa Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.Online condolences can be left at
Published Thursday, April 18, 2013
Henderson-Pinkney, 66, answered the Master's beckoning Saturday, April 13, 2013,
from Wichita, Kan.A service of praise and celebration/remembrance for
Shirley will commence at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Memorial Park Funeral
Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Mo., 65202. Family and friends may
visit Shirley as she slumbers in sweet repose one hour prior to service at 10
a.m. Saturday, April 20, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors in Wichita, Kan., are in charge of arrangements.
Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 by The Kearney Courier,
Billy Joan “Jo” Fitch HedrickJo passed away April 13, 2013 surrounded by
her family.She will be missed by husband, Bill, brother, Jack (Janice),
children, Nancy, Jim (Roma), Theresa (Scott), and Jan (Chris), and her three
grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by
her sister, Mary.Jo was born in Concordia, Missouri on March 28, 1929,
she attended Christian College, and married Bill on January 29, 1949.
Services were held for Jo in Kearney.Condolences may be expressed
through donations to the American Heart Association.
Published Sunday, April 21, 2013
Faye D. Lewis, 78, of
Columbia passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at Parkside Manor.Services
will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Memorial Funeral Home, with visitation
from noon until the time of services. Burial will follow in the Grandview
Baptist Church Cemetery.Survivors include her husband, Ken; two
children, Gary Lewis and Rebecca Ann Elliott (James); three grandchildren,
Dawson Lewis, and Bradley and Matthew Elliott; five siblings, Stanley Sheets
(Sharon), William Sheets (Colleen), Brenda McCallister (William), David Sheets
(Mary) and Debbie Russell (Curt). She was preceded in death by her parents,
Joseph and Gertrude Henry Sheets; and a sister, Connie Barnd.Memorial
contributions in honor of Faye may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation of the
Heartland, 7808 Foster, Overland Park, Kan. 66204-2955.Tributes can be
left online at
Publsihed Monday, April 29, 2013
Clifford P. McGrath, 83,
Columbia passed away Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2013, at his son and
daughter-in-law's home in Newburg, surrounded by his family.Funeral
services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Memorial Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the service. A private
family burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Cliff was born Sept.
7, 1929, in Columbia to A.D. and Thelma McGrath and was a graduate of Hickman
High School.Cliff is survived by two sons, Patrick McGrath (Cheryl) of
Newburg and John McGrath (Glenda) of Ellisville; daughter Cathleen McGrath of
Ballwin; five grandchildren, Ryan, Casey, Kyle, Tracy and Kaitlin McGrath;
extended family Chereen Hawes, Deb Hackman, Stephanie and Brandon Arends and
children.Cliff was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia McGrath; and
a son, Timothy McGrath.In lieu of flowers, the family request donations
be sent to the Butterfield Boys Home in Marshall or Phelps County Regional
Medical Center of Rolla. Online tributes may be left at
Published Friday, May 10, 2013
Anthony J. Logan, 52, of
Columbia passed into eternity Friday, May 3, 2013, at his home.Funeral
services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at St. Luke United Methodist
Church. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Anthony J. Logan was born Jan. 18, 1961, in Columbia, the son of James Logan Sr.
and Carrie Lou Key Logan.Online condolences may be left at
Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Martha Jane Ehler, 61, of
Columbia passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013.Services will be at 1 p.m.
Thursday, May 9, at Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Grandview
Cemetery near Centralia. Visitation will be from noon until time of services at
the church.Martha was born Jan. 4, 1952, in Columbia to John and Hazel
Durk Ehler, and they preceded her in death.She worked for MFA Oil
Company for 35 years, until she retired in 2009 with health issues.She
is survived by her niece, Lisa (Bill) Pagett Jr.; great-nephew Brett Smith and
fiancée Veronica; great-great-nephew Nickolas; great-great niece Layla; many
close friends; and caregivers Janet Roberts and Jeanettee Russell.Martha
was also preceded in death by her sister, Nelda Ehler.Memorial
contributions may be made to Memorial Baptist Church, 1634 Paris Road, Columbia,
Missouri 65201.Online condolences can be left at
Published Sunday, May 19, 2013
Herbert Bunker Jr., 86, died
on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Auburn, Maine.Interment will be in Appleton,
Maine.He is survived by his beloved wife, Vera Joan; his sister,
Virginia Bunker Cornelius (William E.) of St. Louis; his brother, Dr. William H.
Bunker (Darleen) of Blaine, Wash.; and his nieces and nephews, Jean Davis, Linda
Hardwick, Virginia Bunker-Price, Patrick Bunker, Peggy Hummel and Joe Bunker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Margaret Bunker; and by
his sister, Jean Bunker Huff.Herb was a 1944 graduate of Hickman High
School.At the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Following his
service in the Navy, he attended the University of Missouri briefly and then
joined the U.S. Air Force.He served with the Strategic Air Command and
flew missions in Europe and later during the Vietnam War. While still serving in
the Air Force, he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of
Nebraska. He retired as a lieutenant colonel.After retirement, he
graduated from the Law School of the University of Maine and worked as a
prosecutor for the state attorney general's office.Throughout his long
service career, Herb was an ardent squash player, and his last employment was
coaching squash and tennis at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives in Lewiston, Maine.
Published Thursday, May 9, 2013
E. Dickenson, 65, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, May 08, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, May 10, at Debo Funeral Home
in Fulton, with Pastor Jim Gregory officiating. Interment will follow at Mokane
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of
service.He was born Dec. 15, 1947, in Springfield, the son of the late
John Eugene Dickenson and Wanda (Downs) Dickenson.He was united in
marriage to Dotty Thomas on Dec. 30, 1972, in Fulton. She preceded him in death
April 23, 2006.Larry was a graduate of Hickman High School. After
graduation, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam
War. He worked in construction for Dickenson Plastering. He was an avid hunter
and fisherman.Those left to cherish Larry's memory are his mother, Wanda
of Columbia; sons James "Jamie" Dickenson and wife Heidi of Hartsburg, and
Michael Poe and wife Shelly of Columbia; brothers Rick Dickenson and wife Bev of
Hallsville, and Denny Dickenson of Columbia; sister Judy Lacy and husband Jerry
of Cooper, Texas; and three grandchildren, Nadaleigh Thoenen, Logan Poe and
Jensen Poe.In lieu of customary memorials, the family suggests donations
be made in Larry's name to the American Cancer Society, c/o Debo Funeral Home,
833 Court St., Fulton, Mo., 65251.Condolences can be sent by visiting
Published Sunday, May 12, 2013
Betty Koby, 78, of Hot
Springs Village, Ark., died at home on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.The
memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Christ of the Hills United
Methodist Church in Hot Springs. Graveside services will be at Pleasant Valley
Cemetery in Sedgwick, Kan., at a later date.She was born June 24, 1934,
in Boone County to Fred and Ruby Fenton of Columbia. She graduated from Hickman
High School in 1952 and attended the University of Missouri.Betty
married Lloyd Koby in Columbia on July 24, 1954. Betty and Lloyd lived in
Kansas, Missouri, Utah, Texas and Arkansas. They were members of Christ of the
Hills United Methodist Church. She was a loving, dedicated wife and mother of
two children. After her children were raised, she worked at the University of
Dallas Bookstore for 26 years — retiring in 1998. Betty always put others before
herself and was regarded by many of her friends as "the glue that held the
neighborhood together." She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.
Betty is survived by her husband of 58 years, Lloyd Koby of Hot Springs Village;
son, Steven (Linda) Koby; daughter, Stephanie (John) O'Donnell; two
grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren; and brother, Howard Fenton.
She was predeceased by her parents and an infant daughter.In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are under the care of Caruth Village Funeral Home; guests may
register at www.caruth-hale.com.Published
Monday, May 13, 2013Louis
William Wappel, 46, beloved son of Fred and Helen Wappel, passed at the home
Thursday, May 9, 2013.A private family service will be held.
Louis was born May 12, 1966, and was a graduate of the University of
Missouri-Columbia.Louis loved sports, athletic training, cooking and
working out.Louis is survived by his parents; three brothers, Mark, Andy
and Mike; two sisters, Marti Morrison and Mary Burr; and numerous nephews,
nieces and friends.Arrangements are by Columbia Cremation Care Center.
Published Monday, May 13, 2013
Joyce Anne Walker,
81, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013.Memorial service will be at 6
p.m. Tuesday, May 14, with a visitation from 4 p.m. until time of service at
Memorial Funeral Home.Joyce was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Columbia.
She was a graduate of Hickman High School (Kewpie
of the Month, November 2007) and the University of Missouri. She
taught drama at Hickman High School for more than 30 years and considered
herself a lifelong Kewpie.Her greatest joy was spending time with her
family. She will be remembered always as our beloved "Gran."She is
survived by her daughters, Julie Frink and husband Stan, Jenny Bray and husband
Doug, and Jacque Brake and husband Troy; grandchildren Jacob and Kelley Frink,
Justin and Tara Wright, Amber and Chris Vroman, Katie Frink, Elle Bray, Dakota
Brake and Bella Brake; three great-grandsons, Devon Cox, Matthew Frink and Mason
Wright; nieces; nephews; and many loving friends.She was preceded in
death by her parents, William and Helen Edwards; sisters Virginia Vossen and Kay
Rutledge; and infant son Teddy Walker.In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions may be made to Hickman High School, Joyce Walker Drama
Scholarship, 1104 N. Providence Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.Tributes can
be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Published Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Wanda Faye Edwards Incle,
62, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.Visitation will be held at 10:45
a.m. Saturday, May 25, at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Blue
Springs.A funeral will be held immediately after visitation, with George
Hicks officiating.Wanda was born in Columbia to Jessie and Luella
Edwards. She attended Hickman High and graduated in 1969.Wanda is
survived by children Christopher, Kisha, Kimberly, Kidron, Chala, Kamron,
Tamice, Gwendolyn and Paul; 12 grandchildren, Camario, Kariel, Sabien, Savano,
Keeyon, Syrano, Keyona, Sommer, Kaylan, Kylie, Kyla and Taylor; four siblings,
James, Thomas, Edith and Vickie; and many extended family members.Wanda
is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; three sisters; and one son.
Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Nedra Conboy, 91, died
peacefully with her daughters by her side Saturday, May 18, 2013.Plans
for a memorial service will be announced in the coming months.Nedra was
born in Columbia in 1922 to Berry S. and Alma Milburn. She attended Hickman High
School in Columbia and graduated from Christian College (now Columbia College)
in 1942.Nedra married L.A. Nickell Jr., the son of L.A. and Virginia
Nickell, in 1943. On Christmas Day in 1949, Nedra gave birth to their daughter,
Marcia Lindra. Nedra was widowed in 1951.In 1953, Nedra married William
H. Conboy, who preceded her in death in 2007. Their daughter, Cynthia Anne, was
born in June 1955. Apart from a few years in Chicago in the mid-1960s, the
family made their home in Columbia. Nedra was active in King's Daughters in
Columbia and was passionate about her work on the board of Boone County Group
Homes (now Boone County Family Resources). She and her family especially enjoyed
spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks on their houseboat, the Mar-Cin. She and
Bill traveled to 76 countries together over the years, and it's quite likely
they found the opportunity to dance in each one them.Nedra was a caring
and loving wife and mother and was very close to both her daughters throughout
her life. She had many friends, some dating back to her days in kindergarten.
She carried a certain elegance about her, and she and her husband enjoyed
socializing with their many friends.She is survived by her two
daughters, Marci and Cindy; her three grandchildren, Brandon, Jason and Lindsey
Callihan; and her great-grandson, Oliver William Callihan.She will be
missed and remembered lovingly.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that
memorial contributions be made to Special Olympics, 1133 19th St. N.W.,
Washington, D.C., 20036.Online tributes may be left at
Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Ethel Lloyd Harris, 101, a
lifelong resident of Central Missouri, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at The Bluffs.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Memorial Funeral Home, with
funeral services to follow at 2 p.m.Ethel was born on Aug. 23, 1911, in
Howard County. She was the daughter of Charles Q. and Ollie Faris Lloyd, who
preceded her in death. She was also predeceased by three brothers and three
sisters. One sister, Elizabeth Lloyd Stewart of San Diego, Calif., survives.
Ethel attended rural schools in Howard and Boone counties. She graduated
from Hickman High School in 1929 as a member of the second class to graduate
from the school. After graduating from Warrensburg Teacher's College, she taught
at the one-room Carlisle School, which she had attended as a girl.Ethel
Lloyd married James Reynold Harris on May 19, 1934. Her husband preceded her in
death on June 2, 1980.She is survived by their three daughters, Marilyn
Harris Newton of Richmond, Va., Nancy Harris Page and Kay Harris Benedict
(Jerry) of Columbia. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Leigh Anne Newton
LaClair (Richard), Michelle Newton Sisler (Mark) and Robert Bradford Newton of
Richmond, Va., Jeffrey Harris Joy of Great Falls, Mont., Jennifer Joy Abeyta
(Don) of Albuquerque, N.M., and Jill Benedict and Erin Benedict of Columbia.
Five great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters, and numerous nieces and nephews
also survive.As a young mother living in Columbia, Ethel made many good
friends. A group of those friends formed the Knu-So-So Club, which stayed
together and met regularly for more than 75 years. Ethel began working for
Stephens College as a secretary in 1951, when her youngest daughter was in first
grade. She retired from Stephens in 1976 at the age of 65. In her retirement,
she enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening, playing bridge, volunteering in
schools, participating in activities at First Baptist Church, where she was a
member, and visiting with her daughters and their families.In lieu of
flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Ethel Lloyd Harris to the
Kewpie.net Scholarship Fund. Donations may be mailed c/o Charley Blackmore, 2312
Deer Creek Court, Columbia, Mo., 65201.Online tributes may be left at
Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013
William "Bill" Burnley, 70,
of Columbia passed away May 19, 2013, in his home.A private memorial
service is planned for a later date.Bill and Sally Headley Burnley said
their marriage vows June 6, 1970, at Missouri United Methodist Church in
Columbia.Bill was an industrial arts teacher at Jefferson Junior High
School for 30 years. He was proud of being the creator of the first industrial
arts program that included girls. He retired from teaching in 1996.In
his neighborhood, Bill was considered the "fix-it guy." He was a caring
neighbor. He loved working with his hands and building things. He also loved
kids and being outdoors. Early in his career, Bill was a tennis instructor. He
also was competitive in badminton and table tennis.He is survived by his
wife, Sally; their children, Greg Burnley of Fulton and Lisa Kudas (husband
Matthew) of Richfield, Minn.; his twin sister, Deborah Burnley of Columbia; and
one grandchild, Emma Rose Kudas.He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial donations may be made to Drums For Cures, in care of Missouri
United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.Tributes
may be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
May 19, 2013 (Obituary from; H.T. May &
Son Funeral Home)Brandon
R. Coleman, 25, of Columbia was called from labor to reward on Sunday, May 19,
2013 at University of Missouri Hospital.Funeral services will be held
Saturday May 25, 2013 at 10:30 am at Second Missionary Baptist Church in
Columbia. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 am at the church.Brandon
was born November 11th, 1987 in Columbia, Missouri to Winona Coleman Broadus
(James) and Larry R. Lee (Brenda). He graduated in 2006 from Hickman High
School.Brandon was employed by the University of Missouri’s Athletic
Department.As a youth Brandon attended Second Missionary Baptist Church.
He Leaves to cherish his memory his mother Winona Coleman Broadus(James) and
his father Larry R. Lee (Brenda), he also leaves a sister Billie Lynn Wilson of
Columbia.Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Scott Renfro, 50, son of
Larry and Gloria Renfro, slipped away in the arms of God on Wednesday, May 22,
2013, at his home. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May
30, at Midway Heights Baptist Church with a visitation from 10 a.m. until time
of service. Inurnment at Memorial Park Cemetery to follow at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Scott began working at Shelter Insurance Cos. on his 16th birthday, becoming
a master gardener of Shelter Gardens. His passion was his family. He had a great
love for the outdoors and hiking at Eagle Bluffs. Survivors include his
mom, Gloria; sister Suzanne (Mark) Autenrieth; nieces and nephews Alex, Jake and
Sydnie; and his Shelter family.He was preceded in death by his dad,
Larry Renfro; and his grandparents, Ira and Lola Renfro and Emmett and Emma
McBaine.In lieu flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Missouri Department of Conservation, Donations Coordinator, P.O. Box 180,
Jefferson City, Mo., 65102.Tributes can be left online at
Published Friday, May 31, 2013
Brenda Kaye Slaughter,
55, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.Visitation will be held at 10
a.m. Monday, June 3, at the Memorial Funeral Home chapel, with service to follow
at 11 a.m.Brenda was born July 14, 1957, in Columbia, to Ray M. and Ruby
L. Slaughter, both deceased. Brenda was their only child.She graduated
from Hickman High School in 1975. She was employed at Truman Memorial Veterans'
Hospital in 1978, as well as Rusk Rehabilitation in the University Hospital, and
several local nursing homes. She graduated from practical nursing school as a
LPN in August 1988.Brenda is survived by four cousins in Hallsville and
Columbia; two uncles and several cousins in Arkansas and Tennessee; Judy Lytle,
a good and faithful friend; several special nurses; and lifetime friends Debbie
and Steve Dupree and their family of Columbia.
Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Linda Kay Ballew Doornbos,
59, of Bloomington, Ill., passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013, surrounded by
family.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at East Lawn
Funeral Home in Bloomington. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at
the funeral home, with burial at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.A
memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Grandview Baptist
Church, 8300 N. Route Z in Centralia, with reception following.Linda was
born Dec. 10, 1953, in Columbia to Elgin Eugene (Gene) and Kathryn Faye Poore
Ballew.Linda married Keith Doornbos on Aug. 28, 1980.Linda
graduated from Hickman High in 1971 and Columbia College in 1981, with a
bachelor's degree in both business administration and criminal justice.
She worked 44 years for State Farm Insurance Cos., the last 17 as an agent in
Decatur, Ill. Linda was a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial
Consultant, and a member of the National Association of Insurance Agents and
Financial Advisors and the Early Birds Kiwanis Club of Decatur.Linda was
a pilot, flying thousands of hours in light aircraft. She was a member of the
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association
and served as president of the Bloomington/Normal EAA Chapter 129 for more than
three years.She is survived by husband Keith; children Brian Foster of
Chicago and Laura (David) Ludwig of Colfax, Ill.; and grandchildren Mackenzie
Foster, and Eva, Carter and Landon Ludwig. Other survivors include her mother,
Kathryn Houston; sister Dorothy (Mike) Wilson; and brothers Randy (Jacque)
Ballew and Roger (Sonia) Ballew.She was preceded in death by her father.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.Online condolences may
be made at www.eastlawn-bloomington.com.
Published Sunday, June 2, 2013
Lois Annette Noel, 76, of
Columbia passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013, at The Bluffs, surrounded by her
family.Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Memorial
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home,
with burial following at Memorial Park Cemetery.Lois was born in
Columbia and graduated from Hickman High School in 1954 and was a lifelong area
resident.Lois worked as a certified professional secretary for Shelter
Insurance for more than 38 years.Lois is survived by her daughter and
son-in-law, Nancy and Vance Allison; two brothers, Billy Joe Nichols and Carl
Nichols; one sister, Wynona King; three step-grandchildren, Vanessa Frey, Eric
Allison and Dylan Allison; and one great-step-grandson, Jacob Allison.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Ronald Noel, in 1996.In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart
Association.Online tributes for the family may be left at
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Mary Virginia Williamson,
88, of Jefferson City passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, at her granddaughter's
home surrounded by family.Visitation will be held from 12:30 until 1:30
p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Freeman Mortuary. A funeral will be conducted at
1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Freeman Chapel with the Rev. Keith Vessell officiating.
Graveside services and interment will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial
Park Cemetery in Columbia.Virginia was born on Feb. 15, 1925, in
Keytesville, a daughter of Lloyd M. and Mary E. Berry Bishop. She was married on
Nov. 6, 1947, in Columbia to Melvin Earl Williamson, who preceded her in death
on May 19, 2008.A resident of the Central Missouri area for most of her
life, Virginia graduated from Hickman High School. She was a homemaker for the
majority of her life and was an active volunteer with the American Red Cross.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Mid-Mo. Campers
Association.Survivors include two sons, Lloyd E. Williamson and his
wife, Antionette, of Jefferson City and Terry W. Williamson and his wife, Patsy,
of Jefferson City; one sister, Geneva Shock of California, Mo.; one brother, Ray
Bishop and his wife, Rosemary, of Centertown; eight grandchildren; 15
great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.She was preceded in
death by her parents; her husband, Melvin; one brother, Eddie Bishop; and one
grandson, Christopher Verkamp Williamson.Those desiring may make
memorial contributions to the American Red Cross. Funeral arrangements are under
the direction of Freeman Mortuary in Jefferson City,
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Donald E. Baldridge, 69, of
New Franklin passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his
family.Services will be held Friday, June 14, at Memorial Funeral Home
in Columbia. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m., with services immediately
following. Interment of ashes will be at a later date.Don was born Dec.
3, 1943, to John E. and Ruby Cole Baldridge, who preceded him in death. He
married Emma Lee Twitchell on Jan. 19, 1963, and she survives in the home.
He worked for the University of Missouri as a mason for 18 years before
starting his own HVAC/sheet metal business.He loved hunting, fishing and
just being outdoors. But, above all, he loved his family, and they always came
first with him.Don is also survived by a daughter, Tammy Lynn Cook and
husband Kenny of Abilene, Kan.; a son, Donald Scott Baldridge, wife Shanna and
their three children, Marlee, Lydia and Adrian of Harrisburg; three brothers,
John Baldridge and wife Anna Mae of Marshall, Jerry Baldridge of New Franklin,
and James Baldridge and wife Gloria of San Antonio, Texas.Memorial
contributions may be made to the organization of the donor's choice.
Online tributes may be left at
Published Sunday, June 16, 2013
Loren David Baurichter
II, our beloved cowboy, went to be with God on Friday, June 14, 2013.
Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Memorial Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Memorial Park
Cemetery.He was born Jan. 20, 1956, in Boone County to L.D. Baurichter
and Ada Margaret Vanlandingham of Columbia.David was raised south of
Columbia on the Baurichter Polled Hereford Farm and showed cattle that won many
awards at local competitions and the state fair. After graduating from Rock
Bridge High School in 1974, he worked on ranches in several states managing show
cattle.In 1991, he returned to Columbia and began working at the
University of Missouri until July 2012. David devoted much of his time to the
game of golf and coaching his sons and other youngsters in bull riding, bareback
and saddle bronc.David is survived by his two sons, Forrest D. and Kaleb
M. Baurichter of Columbia; his father, L.D. Baurichter and wife Mary; three
sisters, twin sister Diann Baurichter of Boonville, Martha Baurichter of
Columbia and Mary Zipkin of Canaan, Conn.; two brothers, Bob and Michael Zipkin
of Canaan; his loving companion, Gayle S. Epple; two stepdaughters, Sandi Epple
and Deborah Hurley; six grandchildren, Brooke, Jordan, William, Dylan, Hunter
and Drake; and many other relatives, friends and rodeo sons.He was
preceded in death by his mother, Ada Vanlandingham Zipkin; stepfather Michael G.
Zipkin; and stepmother Annie Douglass Baurichter.In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Valley College Rodeo Team or
the donor's charity of choice. Online condolences may be left at
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