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















































OBITUARIES COURTESY OF "THE COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE
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.

Amanda 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.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Published 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 lengthy illness.

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 High School.

He worked for CenturyLink for 37 years.

He married 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
Published Friday, 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 2011.

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 Alto, CA.

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 side.

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 cremated.

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.

His parents 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 www.heartlandcremation.com.

Published Monday, January 6, 2014

Nellie Racine Davis Fox, 88, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at her home.

Funeral 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 www.nilsonfuneralhome.com.

Published 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.

Mr. 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.

He 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.

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

Joan 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 her life.

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 http://www.mtmoriah-freeman.com


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.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herald, and her parents, Bertha and Leroy Messenger.

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.

Published Sunday, January 26, 2014

Robert 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.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society.

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

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.

He was born July 10, 1931, in Jefferson City to the late Carl A. and Rose M. (Zbinden) Mueller.

On July 29, 1950, he married Lorene Farrar in Columbia, and she survives.

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 Morris.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus.

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

Published by Reese Funeral Home, http://www.reesefuneral.com/
Robert T. 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.

Bob 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 grandkids.

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.

Published Sunday, February 2, 2014

Richard Eugene Wilson, 58 of Glenburnie, Md., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at his home.

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.


Richard 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.

He was 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 www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

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 step-father.

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.

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

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 Columbia.

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 in 1974.

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 be private.

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 www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

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 neighborhood.

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.

Wynna 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 Heart Association.

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

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

Published Friday, February 14, 2014

Breon 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 May.

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.

Breon

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 Stephens College.

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Robinson Funeral Home.
Published 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.


Shirley was 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 www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Submitted by Nancy Orlando, Rick's second wife...

Charley,
I was trying to close out some of Rick's business and I came across your email address.

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.

Please post this on your web site.

Thank you
Nancy Orlando (Rick's second wife)

Charley,
Thank you 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 Nelson.

All the best
Nancy

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 Hampshire hogs.

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 www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

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 Columbia.              
   

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 Jacksonville.


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 www.bachyager.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Elbert Stanley "Stan" Wood, 55, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Landmark Hospital in Columbia after a long illness.

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 www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

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 Gardens.

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 manager.

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 City.

She was preceded in death by her father; two brothers, Jefferson Lewis and James Lewis; and one sister, Marcelyn Lewis.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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

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

Published 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 of Columbia.

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.

He joined the Army in 1943 and served in the Pacific, reaching the rank of first lieutenant.

A large part of his career was spent living in the New York/New Jersey area, working for McGraw-Hill Publishing Cos.

Mr. Davidson wrote and edited a number of books and magazines, including one book of fiction.

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 aircraft carriers.

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 Chi Sigma.

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 1971.

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.

He 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 www.nilsonfuneralhome.com.

Published 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.

Dolores was the deputy circuit clerk for Boone County for many years.

After 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, Joseph Gorman.

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.

In lieu 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 www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

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.

Glenn loved 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 Carl Henry.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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 www.millardfamilychapels.com.

Published Sunday, April 6, 2014

David W. Moore, 67, of Columbia passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Harry S. Truman Veteran’s Hospital.

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 later date.

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. Air Force.

He worked in sales and marketing during his lifetime until his retirement in 2008.

David was an athlete his entire life.

He is 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 www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

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 immediately follow.


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.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Second Chance Animal Rescue and the American Diabetes Association.

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





          













































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