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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
Robert McCown, Class of 1942, passed away, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.

Robert “Bob” L. Hunt, Class of 1970, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at his home in Columbia.

Martha Jane (Estes) Baker, Class of 1937, died July 6, 2014, at her home in Orlando, Florida.

Kary Lilburn Kabler, Class of 1963, died Friday, July 4, 2014.

Thomas “Rex” Stone, Class of 1959, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014.

Frances Taylor "Tatie" Payne, Class of 1940, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Michael David Fritz, Class of 1960, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Phillip Monroe Buckler, Class of 1976, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Billy Anthony Williams, Class of 1975, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014.

Danny Ray Griggs, Class of 1964, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.

Dorothy Jean "Dottie" Estep Feutz, Class of 1944, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at her home in Columbia.

Jerriah Jordan, Class of 2005, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Finger Lakes State Park in Boone County.

Thomas E. Watson, Class of 1954, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital.

George "Doodle Bug" Alexander Crum Jr., Class of 1976, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, at University Hospital.

Eva Nannette "Nan" Riggins Crosby, Class of 1969, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014.

Larry Dean Guthrie, Class of 1965, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Parkside Manor in Columbia.

Olin E. Fugit, Jr., Class of 1961, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his lake home.

John Roland Washington, Class of 1963, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his home in Columbia.

William Raymond "Bill" Starnes, Class of 1953, died at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014 in Bloomington, Illinois.

Bill L. Black, Class of 1947, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at the Villages of Jackson Creek in Independence, Missouri.

Raycene Frazier Bach, Class of 1965, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.

Donna M. Crane Bremer, Class of 1961, passed away Sunday morning, May 11, 2014, in Fayetteville, Tennesse.

Raymond E. Sapp, Class of 1965 passed away Friday, May 9, 2014.

Shirley Mae Acton Crane, Class of 1957, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, in Columbia.

Dr. Col. James L. Lee Jr., Class of 1951, died Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Larry Robertson, Class of 1972, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, at University Hospital in Columbia.

"O.V." Wheeler Jr., Class of 1943, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Columbia.

J. Ross "Buddy" Fleetwood, Jr., Class of 1957, of Montgomery City died Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Larry C. Williams, Class of 1954, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014.

Walter Raymond Mountjoy, Class of 1942, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014.

Jimmie Lee Atteberry, Class of 1978, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Scott Dean Forbis, Class of 1978, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014.

Sara Jane Tutt, Class of 1963, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Edward Earl Roderick, Class of 1950, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Allen Texas.

William Elton "Bill" Level, Class of 1941, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his residence in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Susan Lynn Richardson, Class of 1973, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at her home in Columbia.

David W. Moore, Class of 1965, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Harry S. Truman Veteran’s Hospital, in Columbia.

Glenn L. Henry, Class of 1971, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital in Columbia.

Dolores Louise Quick Geiger, Class of 1946, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.

Jerry Ray Nichols, Class of 1971, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Robert Lee Davidson III, Class of 1940, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Reservoir Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Joan D. Lewis, Class of 1971, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Villa Marie Skilled Nursing Center in Jefferson City.

Elbert Stanley "Stan" Wood, Class of 1977, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Landmark Hospital in Columbia.

Judith Kay Hutchison Haas, Class of 1959, passed away March 3, 2014, at home in Independence, Missouri.

Tyler Brandon McGee, Class of 2003, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at University Hospital.

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.

Published Tuesday, May 6, 2014

William Elton "Bill" Level, 90, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his residence in Lafayette, La.

A funeral was held Wednesday, April 16, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette.

Bill was born Jan. 4, 1924, to Aaron Level and the former Evangeline Thurston in Hinton. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1941.

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Ellen M. Level; his son, Ronald Level and wife Makiko; his stepson, Stephen J. Oats and wife Sylvia; his stepdaughter, Kathleen Duplechin and husband David; grandchildren John Level and wife Linda, and Kiyomi L. Bramlett and husband Ryan; his one great-grandchild, Boston Bramlett; one brother, Robert T. Level of Columbia; and his sister-in-law, Mildred Level, also of Columbia.

William was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Shauna Level Edds; four brothers; and one sister.

Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Lt. Col. Edward E. Roderick, 81, U.S. Army, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Allen, Texas, after a long battle with cancer.

He will be interred in Bloomfield at a date yet to be determined.

Ed was born in Patterson on Nov. 18, 1932, to Cecil Vernon Roderick and Virginia Arlene Miller. The oldest of three children, Ed was a born leader.

After graduation from Hickman High School in 1950, Ed went the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. At the end of the four years, Ed chose armor and, after graduation, married Carolyn F. English. He spent his first tour of duty in Germany. Returning to the United States, Ed attended the University of Purdue, where he received a master's degree in engineering. This led to three years teaching in West Point's Department of Electrical Engineering. After West Point, Ed spent a year in the 1st Armor Division at Fort Hood and then served in several advisory positions in Vietnam 1965-66. He then attended the staff college at Fort Leavenworth. Ed served a three-year tour in OCRD and was rewarded with command of a tank battalion at Fort Hood. Because Ed's tank battalion participated in the Army's Modern Army Selected System Test Evaluation Review (MASSTER), Ed received a series of assignments at HQ, MASSTER, to take advantage of the skills and knowledge he had acquired. One of Ed's last assignments was one year in Iran as an adviser to the Iranian Army School. Ed retired in 1977. After retirement, Ed continued supervising MASSTER contracts as vice president and general manager for Bell Technical Operations. He retired in 1988.

Ed and Carolyn moved to Kimberling City to be next door to his parents. His retirement was devoted to his family, his hobbies and many civic responsibilities, including Kimberling City alderman for six years. In 2008, Ed and Carolyn moved to Denton, Texas, to be closer to their three children and families. After Carolyn's death in 2010, Ed married Nell Elizabeth Blazer Gardner, with whom he became reacquainted at their high school reunion. After Nell's death in 2012, Ed moved to Allen, Texas, to once again be near his family.

Ed is survived by his sister, Patricia Roderick Farrand; three children, Susan E. Roderick Sherrin, M. Linda Roderick Hill and Steve E. Roderick; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Steve Gardner, Barbara Sears and Melinda Gardner; three stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-granddaughter.

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sara Jane Tutt, 69, of Columbia passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will immediately follow the service at Mount Nebo Cemetery.

Sara Jane Tutt was born Jan. 17, 1945, to William Angel Hunt and Mary Nancy Mahan Hunt in Boone County.

She married George Tutt on Nov. 1, 1963, in Columbia. They enjoyed more than 50 years of marriage, though they had known each other from childhood.

A mother of three young boys, Jane was supportive of the activities her sons were involved in. She loved caring for children, gardening, canning and cooking. Jane was a homemaker and found great joy in making sure her family was well taken care of. In her later years, she derived the most pleasure from spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

Survivors include her husband, George; three sons, Scott Tutt (wife Kathy) of Clark, Kevin Tutt (wife Peggy) of Columbia and Brian Tutt of Clark; one brother, Thomas A. Hunt of Rocheport; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; six sisters; and her stepmother, Elsie Hunt.

Memorial donations are appreciated to Huntsdale Baptist Church, 3101 Route O, Columbia, Mo., 65203, or The American Heart Association, 104 Corporate Lake Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

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

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Scott Dean Forbis, 54, of Ashland passed away Monday, April 21, 2014.

Vistation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Robinson's Funeral Home in Ashland, with the funeral at 11 a.m.

Scott was born May 3, 1959, to Barbara S. Ott and Jerry D. Forbis in Columbia. He married Karen R. Sapp on Feb. 21, 1998, and she survives. Scott will be deeply missed and always remembered by so many. He had the ability to touch your life in so many ways.

He is survived by his mother, Barbara Ott and husband William Ott; wife Karen Forbis; his children, Travis and Tracy; his beloved grandchildren, Lucas, Michael and Bailey; his sister, Susan Levacy; his brother, Steven Forbis and wife Diane Forbis; his nieces, Sunshine Hane, Meggan Hane, Monique Steding, Ashley Johnson and their spouses, in which he had his own bond with each and everyone of them. He is also survived by several great-nieces and -nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry D. Forbis; grandparents; and mother-in-law, Kathryn Sapp.

Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Jimmie Lee Atteberry, 53, of Columbia passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014.

The funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Bill Ryan, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at The Broadway, A Doubletree by Hilton, 1111 E. Broadway.

Jim was a 1978 graduate of Hickman High School.

He worked in Fulton as an EMT, which led him to the UCLA Medical Center. After obtaining his pilot's license, he later opened an airplane brokerage business in Los Angeles.

He returned to Missouri in 2005, living and working in Boonville.

On Feb. 14, 2013, Jim hosted a fundraiser for the University of Missouri Children's Hospital at the Missouri Theatre called Best of Broadway. He was very proud of the production. Jim most recently worked for MO-EX.

Survivors include his parents, Jim and Judy Atteberry of Venice, Fla.; one sister, Cheri Perry (husband Adron) of Columbia; nephews Evan (wife Abbie) and A.J.; nieces Lyndsay and Allison (husband Arthur); and grand-nephew Auggie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital or Phoenix House of Columbia.

Published Sunday, April 27, 2014

Walter Raymond Mountjoy, 89, of Columbia, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014.

There will be a visitation at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at Memorial Funeral Home, with funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. Interment will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery.


He was born July 13, 1924, in Columbia to the late Mary Paulina (Hazell) and Harold Willett Mountjoy. On June 6, 1948, he married Montie Belle Freeland in Columbia.

Walter worked as an electrician for three decades at Casteel's Electric. He was known for his musical abilities, playing the banjo, singing and entertaining at the Senior Center and Parks and Recreation. For 58 years he was a member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church. Walter was involved in several organizations, including IOOF, American Legion, IBEW and VFW.

Walter is survived by his loving wife, Montie Belle; four children, David Ray Mountjoy (wife, Laura) of Kansas City, John T. Mountjoy (wife, Sunida) of Thailand, Mary Dee Pauley (husband, Gary) and Christina Jane Pudenz (husband, Kerry) both of Columbia; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity or organization of your choice.

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

Larry C. Williams, 77, passed away Apr. 25, 2014.

Visitation Noon-1PM with 1PM services, Mon, Apr. 28, 2014 at Mt. Moriah & Freeman, 10507 Holmes Rd, KCMO.

Burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Published Sunday, May 4, 2014

J. Ross Fleetwood, Jr., DVM, 74, of Montgomery City died Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

A Celebration of Life Service will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the Merchants Building at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. The family will receive friends after the service until 7 p.m.


Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; and sons, Chauncey Edwin Fleetwood (Marilyn) and Stephen Ross Fleetwood.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City.

Published Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dr. Otis V. "O.V." Wheeler Jr., 88, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Columbia.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia with a reception to follow at the Wheeler residence.

O.V. was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Silex, to Otis and Pearlie Wheeler. On June 7, 1947, he married Virginia "Ginger" Rogers.

O.V. served as a naval aviator from 1943-1952. He began a career in the Columbia Public Schools in 1961 and became principal at Ridgeway Elementary School in 1963. The Individually Guided Education program (IGE) was inaugurated at Ridgeway in 1972, and O.V. was recognized as a Nationally Distinguished Principal in 1985. In 1987, he received the University of Missouri, College of Education Alumni Citation of Merit Award and was named Columbia Public Schools' Outstanding Administrator of the Year 1989-90. Dr. Wheeler retired from Columbia Public Schools with 30 years of service in 1991 and was inducted into the Columbia Public Schools Foundation Hall of Leaders in 2000.

He is survived by his wife, Ginger; daughter Jan; grandson Nicholas; granddaughter Emily; and three great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by grandson Nathan in 1984; grandson Chris in 1985; and son Mark in 2000.

Donations in Dr. Wheeler's honor may be made to Ridgeway Elementary School to support the IGE concept through curriculum materials and staffing. Checks can be made payable to Ridgeway School, memo line: Autonomous School Fund.
 

Published Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Larry Robertson, 60, of Columbia passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, at University Hospital.

There will be a celebration of life at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at the Rock Quarry House, 2002 Grindstone Parkway in Columbia.


Larry is survived by his mother, Willie Pearl Robertson; brother and sister-in-law Gary and Cindy Robertson; two nieces, Cierra and Taylor; one nephew, Noah; and one great-nephew, Kason, all of Columbia; two uncles; one aunt; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Robertson, and both sets of grandparents.

Published Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dr. Col. James L. Lee Jr., 80, died Saturday, May 3, 2014. The world lost a wonderful man when Jim passed away at his home in Indianapolis, Ind., with his family around him.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Flanner and Buchanan, 5215 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis, Ind., 46226. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Castleton United Methodist Church, 7101 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis, Ind., 46256. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.

He was born on Oct. 8, 1933, to the late James Sr. and Esther Lee in East Prairie. Jim married the love of his life, LaVerne Hartley, on June 18, 1955; they were married for 58 wonderful years. Jim was a graduate of Hickman High School and continued on to receive a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Missouri.

Col. Lee was a graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Missouri, where he excelled and was named the cadet wing commander. He proudly served his country for 26 years before retiring in 1981. He was a master navigator with more than 4,000 flying hours. The colonel furthered his education by earning a master's degree in education and doctorate in education administration from Iowa State University. After his retirement from the military, Jim was an assistant principal at Belzer Middle School and then later a teacher at Lawrence North High School.

Jim lived by the golden rule of treating others as you would want to be treated.

Jim and LaVerne have four children; two daughters-in-law; and four wonderful grandchildren. Jim had six brothers and sisters; Mary Lee Schmidt, Robert E. Lee, Margaret Lee Hart, Owen Lee and Louise Lee Hart survive. Brother David Ray Lee preceded him in death.

Published Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Shirley Mae Crane, 74, of Ashland passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, in Columbia.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, at Nashville Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland.


She was born Sept. 15, 1939, in Boone County, the daughter of Otto and Trellis Rice Acton.

She married Earl A. Crane on July 12, 1958, at Nashville Baptist Church, and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker all her life, and she devoted her life to her family.

Survivors include her four daughters, Julie Hanks (David) of Columbia, Janie Garrett (Glenn) of Columbia, Joanie Crane of Ashland and Joy Brumback (David) of Bunceton; two sisters, Mary E. Taylor of Columbia and Patricia Harmon of Clark; and grandchildren Wesley Hanks, Patrick Hanks, Will Garrett (Katlyn), Samantha Garrett, Alexys Brumback, Cynthia Brumback, Brian Brumback and Brad Brumback.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Nashville Cemetery Fund.

Published Monday, May 12, 2014

Raymond E. Sapp, 67, of Columbia passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 9, 2014.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Woodcrest Chapel in Columbia, with a memorial service at 5 p.m.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1947, to Hollis Sr. and Sadie (Bartmess) Sapp in Columbia, and they preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Sue Angell on March 6, 1970, in Columbia, and she survives of the home.

Raymond was a 1965 graduate of Hickman High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a lineman and underground supervisor for Boone Electric Cooperative for 34 years; he retired in 2004.

Raymond loved spending time with family, cycling and taking his grandchildren on rides on his John Deere tractor. He was a wonderful Papa to his four grandchildren and will be remembered with many fond memories.

Survivors include his wife, Sue (Angell); two daughters, Angie and husband Jeremy Johnson of Columbia and Amy Walters and her fiance, Michael Abbott, and his daughter, Ari, of Clark; four grandchildren Samantha and Hannah Walters, and Maria and Cole Johnson; his three siblings, Grace Neal of Columbia, Hollis Jr. and companion Joy Slaughter of Columbia, and Russell and wife Linda of St. Joseph; and other relatives and friends.

Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association. Donate at www.heart.org.

From George; May 12, 2014


Donna M. Bremer, age 71, of Fayetteville, TN, passed into the arms of her Savior Sunday morning, May 11, 2014. Born 3 ,Jan 1943 in Columbia, Missouri to Matilda Mae and Eulis A. (Alvie) Crane, Mrs. Bremer was a proud "Kewpie", having graduated from Hickman High School at that location and served on reunion committees for many years until 2001 when, at her 40th class reunion she was reacquainted with her high school sweetheart, Rev. George W. Bremer, and that former romance was rekindled resulting in their marriage on Oct. 7, 2006. Donna and her husband joined the membership of Charity Baptist Church shortly after she gave her life over to Jesus and was baptized in Lynchburg, TN. Mrs. Bremer was as devoted to her new church family as she was to her husband and loved everyone completely and unconditionally.

Mrs. Bremer served for 37 years in the banking business until her retirement and then continued working in other pursuits for a short time.

Donna was precededed in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister. She is survived by her son Kevin C. Stanley (Kim) of St. Louis, Missouiri, sister Sue Pruessner of Arizona, step-children Paul B. Bremer of Colorado, Hans P. Bremer (Alexis ) of St. Joseph, MO, Jacqueline Burton (Eddie) of Lynchburg, James R. and Jason R. (Stephanie) of Woodville, AL, Rachel Thrasher (Brandon) of Dutton, AL and the grandchildren she was so devoted to Nick Stanley, Alexandra Stanley, Jaxson and Carson Bremer, McKenzie, Mason and Murphy Thrasher, Victoria, Olivia and Samantha Bremer, Lucas and Lane Bremer, and Jocelyn, Jacey, Juley and Jessica Burton. Mrs. Bremer and her husband shared in accepting all as their own and loved them as their own.

Mrs. Bremer is also survived by numerous and devoted friends, cousins, nieces, nephews, brother and sister-in-laws, and,of course, her church family. Of special note is her very special and lifelong friend Pamela Seibert ( Frank ) of Columbia, MO and her precious mother-in-law Jane R. Jeffries of Columbia, MO.

"Pic by Mr. Kewpie, October 8, 2011 at their 50th Reunion in Columbia"

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Raycene Bach, 67, of Columbia went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 12, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Services will follow at 6:30 p.m. officiated by Pastor Chester Lahmann. Private burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.


Raycene was born on Jan. 24, 1947, to Raymond Lee and Mary Alice Willett Frazier in Columbia.

She married John W. Bach III on June 27, 1970, in Columbia.

She was a member of Northwood Baptist Church, where she was involved with the Children's Ministry.

Raycene worked in Columbia at Frazier Auto Parts, Parkade Elementary School Library and in the funeral business for the last 23 years, lastly as a co-owner of Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.

She is survived by her mother, Mary Alice Frazier; her husband, John; two daughters, Jackie Patterson and husband Bobby of Lee's Summit and Jennifer Bach of Columbia; and three grandchildren whom her life revolved around: Lauren Grayce Patterson, Hayden John Patterson and Owen Davis Patterson.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Lee Frazier.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Northwood Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65202.

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

Published Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bill L. Black, 85, of Lee's Summit died Monday, May 19, 2014, at the Villages of Jackson Creek in Independence from cancer.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 22, at the funeral home. A graveside military service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Bill was born Sept. 21, 1928, at Millersburg to Wallace H. Black and Eunice Lyle. He graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia in 1947 and married his high school sweetheart, Mary J. Black, in 1950. They were married 58 years and had two children.

Bill was a member of United Methodist Church in Lee's Summit. He was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps., serving from 1946 to 1948 specializing as a 791-Operations Assistant and an 864-LAA Gun Crewman. He was a tool-and-die machinist and retired from AT&T Technologies in Lee's Summit.

He loved his family and friends deeply and was very interested in working on his family's genealogy. He was always gardening and working out in his yard. Bill and Mary loved to travel with their friends to Europe, Mexico and throughout the United States. Bill kept many logs of pictures and videos of his travels throughout his life. His passion for motorcycles started at a young age. He was in several motorcycle clubs and achieved several honors for breaking records in hill climbing. He loved the mountains to "soar with the eagles," trail riding and camping with his friends and family.

He is survived by his two daughters, Beverly Brown of Kansas City and Diane and her husband Mike Daugherty of Springfield; his sibling Jack Black (LaVerne) of Ashland; sister-in-law Betty Black; along with many special cousins, nieces, nephews and loving friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Jim, Wes, Bob, and his baby brother Howard. He was also preceded in death by his sisters-in-law, Thelma and Ruth; niece Shirley; and nephew Ronnie.

Bill touched everyone with his smile, humor, compassion and love of children. He loved to play cards and "joke around." He will be missed until we meet again.

We want to thank everyone at the Villages of Jackson Creek for the loving care and friendships for the past year. Crossroads Hospice assisted Bill for the past two months making his last few weeks special.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Crossroads Hospice, the Veterans Home, or your choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at langsfordfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 S.W. Third St., Lee's Summit, Mo., 64063.

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014

William Raymond "Bill" Starnes, 79, of Bloomington, Ill., died at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014, as a result of complications from Parkinson's and having suffered a stroke. He died at his home with his wife and friends by his side.

His funeral was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home in Bloomington. Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

He was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Columbia, the only child of Levy Adolphus and Helen Miles Starnes. He was previously married to Sharon Parman, Carolyn Roberts and Judith Ann Dawson. Bill married Jeanne Blair on Dec. 6, 1984. She survives in Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Bill grew up in Columbia, where he played on championship football teams at Hickman High School and was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Missouri. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics in 1961. He was very proud to have been able to work his way through college, mostly hanging drywall. From 1956-1958, he served in the United States Marine Corps, proudly protecting the Mojave Desert from his Headquarters Company payroll desk at the base in 29 Palms, Calif. Bill began his career with State Farm Insurance Companies at the regional office in Columbia and transferred to corporate headquarters in 1973. He retired from State Farm Insurance Cos. in 1990, after 26 years of employment as a staff associate in service and systems.

Bill was passionate about cars and greatly enjoyed watching movies. A gentle soul, he cared for all of God's creatures and was known to feed wild geese and ducks. He would even occasionally save a distraught mouse trapped in the window well of his home. In his retirement, Bill focused his attention on helping his wife with household duties and caring for his home and yard. He loved to take daily long walks on the Constitution Trail.

Perhaps Bill's greatest accomplishment was being a best friend and life partner to Jeanne.

Bill's family is especially grateful to the chaplain staff of Advocate BroMenn Medical Center for their caring support.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Semper Fi Fund (semperfifund.org) or to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (aspca.org).

To express condolences online, please visit www.carmodyflynn.com.

Published Sunday, May 25, 2014

John Roland Washington, 68, of Columbia passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his home.

Arrangements are pending under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home in Columbia. He was born Aug. 3, 1945, in Columbia, the son of the late William Washington and Evelyn (Coates) Washington. He was united in marriage on Sept. 27, 1984, in Columbia to Juanita (Glover) Washington, who survives.


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

Published Sunday, May 25, 2014

Olin E. Fugit, Jr., 71, of Rocheport passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his lake home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Parker Funeral Service. A memorial service will immediately follow at 7 p.m.

Olin was born Nov. 10, 1942, in Fresno, Calif., to Olin Sr. and Anne Hunt Fugit, who preceded him in death.

He married Phyllis Hoover 50 years ago and she survives.

Some of Olin's favorite childhood memories were times spent with Boy Scout Troop 10, "The Panthers," including adventures at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. After graduating from Hickman High School in 1961, he served with the Missouri Army National Guard 175th MP. Olin and his wife, Phyllis, shared a passion for politics and have been extremely active in the local, state and national political scene since the early 80's. Also, during the 1980's, he grew tobacco and raised cattle in southwest Boone County. Olin was a member of the Huntsdale Baptist Church; served on the Central Missouri Labor Council; was a member of Elk Club No. 594; and a very active member of the Boone County Democratic Central Committee. Olin had the opportunity to participate in several archeological digs in Missouri as well as helped restore several historic buildings at Boone Junction, located at the Boone County Historical Society. Also, in his retirement he was very interested in Native American artifacts and enjoyed attending several pow wows in Missouri. Olin was a retired union pipefitter, serving with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562.

Other survivors include his son Darin Fugit and wife Angie; three grandchildren, Carter and Charlie Fugit and Madison Cunningham, all of Columbia; and one brother, Alan and wife Diane of Captiva Island, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Jan Fugit.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Boone County Historical Society or the University of Missouri's Museum of Anthropology.

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

Published Thursday, May 29, 2014

Larry Dean Guthrie, 66, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Parkside Manor in Columbia of Alzheimer's disease.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, at H.T. May & Son Funeral Home in Columbia. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. in Columbia.

Larry is survived by his loving wife, Ila Guthrie, and one brother, William Guthrie of Columbia. He is also survived by his children, De-Lisa Hamilton of Aurora, Colo., Kimberly Wilson, Laura Wilson and Larry Guthrie Jr. of Columbia; two grandchildren, Olivia Wilson and Marcus Sias; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.



Published Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Eva Nannette "Nan" Crosby, 63, of Liberty passed away peacefully on Monday, May 26, 2014, after a courageous battle against ALS.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 29, at Liberty United Methodist Church, 1001 Sunset, Liberty, Mo., 64068, with visitation from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at the church. Burial at Fairview Cemetery in Liberty will immediately follow the service.


Nan was the daughter of Raymond and Emily (Collins) Riggins. She graduated in 1969 from Hickman High School of Columbia. Nan received her Bachelor's in Education from Central Missouri State and her Master's in Education from Webster University. She taught 27 years for the North Kansas City School District as a first grade and special education teacher. Nan was a member of the Liberty UMC and Xi Gamma Pi. She loved attending to her family's needs and enjoyed knitting, baking, traveling and serving the community.

Nan married John Crosby on Nov. 24, 1972, and to this union three children were born: Emily, John Raymond and Blair.

Survivors include her husband, John, of the home; children, Emily (Rob) Slaton of Lake Waukomis, John Raymond (Ann) Crosby of Leawood, Kan., Blair (Marci) Crosby of Hallsville; seven grandchildren, Hunter, Anna, Allison, Sam, John Colin, Jax and Fletcher; her father Raymond Riggins of Dumas, Ark.; and her brother Frank (Elaine) Riggins of Little Rock, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to either the Missions Team at Liberty UMC or ALS — Keith Worthington Chapter.

Fond memories of Nan and words of comfort to John and the entire Crosby Family can be left by logging onto her memorial page at www.CashattFamilyFunerals.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cashatt Funeral Home. 816-587-8200.

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014

George "Doodle Bug" Alexander Crum Jr., 55, of Columbia passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, at University Hospital.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Millard Family Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be conducted at noon Saturday, June 14, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. David P. Ballenger officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

George was born, Aug. 23, 1955, in Columbia, the son of George A. Crum, Sr. and Barbara (Johnson) Crum.

George was a 1976 graduate of the David H. Hickman High School. He was employed by the City of Columbia in the water treatment division. He was later employed for 18 years by State Farm Insurance in Columbia, Tulsa, Okla., and Atlanta, Ga. He was the pitcher for the Harry All Stars baseball team. He enjoyed all sports but especially the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Braves.

He loved to cook, enjoyed a variety of foods and was known for his abilities to fry turkey.

George is survived by five sisters, Helen P. Derrick of Bluegrass, Iowa, Sherley A. Crum Hayes, Joyce M. Williams, Frances M. Bush, Dorothy E. Crum, all of Columbia; two brothers, William E. (Mary) Crum, Herbert W. (Eunice) Crum Sr. all of Columbia; two "like brothers" Meredith Vaughan and Ed Tibbs both of Columbia; three special nieces, Ladonna Crum and Trivia Crum of Columbia and Tammy Houston of Overland Park, Kan.; a special nephew, Jabbar Crum of Columbia; two special cousins Beverly Gardner, Racine Vaughn; 16 nieces and nephews; 36 great-nieces and nephews; 44 great-great-nieces and nephews; and a host of loving cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents George A. (Buck) Crum, Sr. and Barbara O. Johnson Crum; one sister Delmarae Crum; both maternal and paternal grandparents; seven aunts and four uncles; two nieces and one nephew.

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

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


Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Thomas E. Watson, 77, of Auxvasse, former longtime resident of Columbia, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville.

Tom was born June 27, 1936, to John and Mary Watson both deceased.

Tom was a Korean War veteran. Tom was very active in many organizations in Columbia. He volunteered at the VA Hospital. He will be missed.

Tom is survived by Mr. and Mrs. James and Peggy Watson of Columbia, Paul Watson of Mokane, and good friend June Lenger of Ashland. Tom also has many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Tom was also preceded in death by five brothers and sisters: John Watson, Mary Allen, Mildred Watson, Margaret Mobley and Andrew Watson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital Volunteer Fund or The American Diabetes Association.

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

Published Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Jerriah Jordan, 27, of Columbia passed into eternity on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Finger Lakes State Park in Boone County.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, June 21, at H.T. May & Son Funeral Home in Columbia. The visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Dorothy Jean "Dottie" Estep Feutz, 87, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at her home in Columbia.

A private graveside service will be on Friday, June 19, at Elmwood Cemetery in Mexico, Mo. The family will welcome friends of Mrs. Feutz from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at their farm home.

She was born Aug. 7, 1926, to Raymond and Beulah Estep in Columbia. She was a graduate of Hickman High School and the University of Missouri.

Before her marriage, Dottie worked for Life Magazine in New York City in 1948. Together with her husband, E.B Feutz, she traveled to many continents of the world.

Dottie is best known for her graciousness, her keen intellect, her optimism, her laugh and her bright, warm smile. She will be deeply, deeply missed.

Dottie was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, E.B. "Fritz" Feutz. Dottie is survived by four children, Sheryl Feutz-Harter of Plattsburg, Wally Feutz (wife Cindy) of Mexico, Connie Feutz (husband Paul) of Bellingham, Wash., and Eric Feutz (wife Grace) of Fayette; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Missouri Botanical Garden or to a local hospice of your choice.

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

Published Monday, June 23, 2014 at 10:45 am

Danny Ray Griggs, 68, of Hallsville passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Memorial Funeral Home. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, also at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born March 10, 1946, in Boone County to the late Alfred Lemuel and Laura Lillian Crane Griggs. On July 26, 1968, he married Martha Sue Black in Pierpont, and she survives.

Danny served in the Army from 1966 to 1967 and served in the Vietnam War, receiving National Defense Service Medal, Combat Medical Badge, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.

He enjoyed being a softball and baseball coach in Hallsville. He loved working with kids. He retired from the Columbia Fire Department after 22 years of service. He then worked for the Centralia and Hallsville school systems, retiring from Hallsville School District in 2012 after 18 years of service. He cherished time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Martha, he is survived by one son, Kevin Griggs of Hallsville; one daughter, Kimberly (Fon) Huang of Springfield; four grandchildren, Alyssa, Hannah, Chloe and Jackson Huang of Springfield; and several close nieces and nephews.

He also is preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia Fire Department, 201 Orr St., Columbia, Mo., 65201. Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Billy Anthony Williams, 57 years of age, and a resident of Lorain, went home to meet the Lord on June 23, 2014.

He was born April 9, 1957 in Jefferson City, Missouri. Billy had made his home in San Diego, California before moving to Lorain County where he has resided for the last eight years.

Billy served proudly in the United States Navy. During his service during Desert Storm he received the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 2 Meritorious Unit Commendation Medals, Navy Expeditionary Medal and two Sea Service Deployment Ribbons. He was employed as a Paralegal and attended Columbia University. Billy enjoyed music and had a passion for singing in Church choir and a band. He loved spending time with his family and friends and was loved by many.

Survivors include his wife of twenty-four years Francine Williams (nee: Mealey); his son Marcus Williams and his daughter Marlayna Williams both of Lorain; his sister Ruth Ann Williams of Watseka, Illinois and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Waymon and Aleen Mardelle William (nee: Ray).

Friends may call Sunday, June 29, 2014, from 2-6 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio.

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 12:00 am

Phillip Monroe Buckler, 56, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

There will be a visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at Broadway Christian Church, with a funeral service to follow at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 3, also at Broadway Christian Church. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born on Oct. 13, 1957, in Columbia to Kenneth W. and Julia (Bennett) Buckler.

He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1980, with his bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

On April 8, 2001, he married Toni Stark, and she survives.

Survivors also include his children, Alexandra Boucher (husband Andrew), William Buckler and Gracelyn Buckler; granddaughter, Emma Boucher; and parents, Julia and Kenneth Buckler, all of Columbia.

Phillip was preceded in death by his sister, Deborah Ann Buckler; grandparents, Charles and Virginia Bennett and Wren and Hattie Buckler; and uncle, Noble Bennett.

Phillip enjoyed woodworking, fly fishing and showing horses. He was a fantastic cook and even better at barbecuing. As a Mizzou alumni, he supported the Tigers but was also a fan of Hickman High School athletics, St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs.

He loved vacationing in Hawaii and planned to retire there.

Phillip loved his family and cherished his children. He was a devoted husband, father, grandpa and son.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gracelyn Monroe Le’i’a Buckler College Fund, or to The Broadway Christian Church Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Memorial Funeral Home.

Published Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

Michael David Fritz, 72, of Indianapolis passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Indianapolis.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 30, in the Robertson Chapel at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Family will receive friends following the service.

Michael graduated from the University of Missouri with a master’s degree in construction management. He had worked in the steel industry for 40 years, retiring as vice president of a structural steel manufacturer in Pittsburgh.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Margaret McTurnan Fritz; daughters, Angela Fritz and Polly Zielaskowski; grandchildren, Alec and Lauren Zielaskowski and Wyatt Fritz; and sister, Marsha Fredericks.

Arrangements are handled by Flanner and Buchanan-Broad Ripple.

Published Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 12:00 am

Frances Taylor Payne, always called Tatie, 91, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth St., with a reception following at the church.

Tatie Payne, the youngest of two daughters, was born on May 3, 1923, to William Denny and Frances Bandy Taylor in Roanoke, Va. Tatie’s mother, a Virginia native, met her father while a student at the University of Missouri. In 1934, Tatie, her parents and older sister, Nancy, moved from Virginia to Columbia, her father’s birthplace. After graduation from Hickman High School in 1940, Tatie attended the University of Missouri, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma social sorority and Phi Beta Kappa scholastic honorary society. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 1944 with two degrees: One from the College of Arts and Science and one from the School of Journalism.

Tatie served in the American Red Cross in Europe in World War II and was stationed in France and Germany. Tatie married Thomas Johnson Payne, her childhood friend and Columbia native on Oct. 8, 1948. The couple initially settled down in Chicago, where Tatie worked in advertising for Marshall Field’s. Tatie and Tom relocated back to Columbia in 1952 and enjoyed 54 years of a great marriage. Tom, a CPA, was a founding partner of Williams Keepers in Columbia. They had four children: Ann Payne Cleek (John Cleek) of Columbia, Taylor Payne (Jenny Payne) of Evansville, Ind., Bill Payne of Columbia and John Payne (Ed Wynne) of San Jose, Costa Rica.

Tatie Payne became a realtor in 1965 and opened her own company, Tatie Payne, Inc., in 1970. She was only the second woman in Columbia at that time to open and own her own real estate company. She became an early affiliate of Coldwell Banker and ran a very successful company with many wonderful agents. During her career, Tatie served as president of the Women’s Council of Realtors and also as president of the Columbia Board of Realtors. In 1981, she was chosen to serve on the Board of Directors of Centerre Bank, a distinction open to few Columbia women in that era. She retired from Centerre’s Board of Directors in 1991.

Tatie was a member of the Cecile Taylor circle of King’s Daughters, Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association and Calvary Episcopal Church. Tatie and Tom enjoyed their retirement at their place at Lake of the Ozarks and wintered in southern Florida. They loved to travel, take cruises or just sit by the fire and visit.

In addition to her children and their spouses, Tatie is survived by five grandchildren and five (soon to be seven) great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Cecile Taylor Sheldon Fund, c/o Kathy Digges, 7 Bingham Road, Columbia, Mo. 65203, the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association or Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.

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

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10:17 am

Thomas “Rex” Stone, 72, of Columbia passed away Friday, July 4, 2014.

A private memorial will be held.

Rex was born Oct. 5, 1941, to Ruby Elizabeth Perkins Stone and Thomas Henry Stone of Columbia. Rex lived in Columbia and California. He attended Hickman High School, where he was active in theater, choir and baseball and participated in many choirs throughout the years. Rex had a career in sales and worked at the Phoenix House later in life.

Rex was well-known for his beautiful singing voice and sense of humor.

Survivors include daughters Landi Stone (Jonathan Wood) of Los Angeles, Calif., Shannon Stone of Kansas City and Jenness Stone of Louisville, Ky.; son Matthew DeClue of Potosi; sister Shirley Bolli Youngs of New Port Richey; and niece Terri Casey of Corbin, Ky.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Published Monday, July 21, 2014

Kary Lilburn Kabler, 68, died Friday, July 4, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

He is survived by his wife, Grayson Neate Kabler; and his sister, Kim Kabler Rootes.

Memorial contributions may be sent to National MS Society (Restricted to Research), 1867 Lackland Hill Parkway, St. Louis, Mo., 63146.

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


Martha Jane (Estes) Baker died July 6, 2014, at her home in Orlando, Florida. She was 93.

Mrs. Baker was born February 8, 1921, in Warsaw, Missouri, to Samuel Richard and Leitha Haden Estes. The family later moved to Columbia, where she attended Grant Elementary, Jefferson Junior High, and Hickman High School, graduating in 1937. She was a graduate of Christian (now Columbia) College and the University of Missouri, receiving a B.A. in Arts and Sciences in 1941. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Gamma.

She married Allen Baker in 1941.

Mrs. Baker worked as a secretary to the vice-president at Stephens College and later as a co-owner of Baker-McClintic, an air conditioning and heating wholesale company, retiring in December 1981.

She served on the boards of the Boone County Division of the American Heart Association, Missouri Affiliate, and the Foundation of Missouri United Methodist Church. She had also served as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, the Food Bank, and at Boone Hospital Center. She had been a member of Altrusa Club of Columbia. She was a member of Missouri United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Lyman Allen Baker, Jr., and wife Dr. Talat Rahman of Orlando, Florida; a daughter, Rebecca Baker and husband Joseph Abraham of Republic, Washington; two granddaughters, Cynthia Baker and husband Brian Howard of San Antonio, Texas, and Dr. Ellen Baker and husband Daniel Holt of New York City; a grandson, Nameer Baker, of Irvine, California; and three great-granddaughters, Talia and Eva Howard of San Antonio, Texas, and Rachel Baker-Holt of New York City. Her husband and a son, Richard Matthews Baker, died earlier.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Columbia College, to the Missouri Symphony Society, or to the Missouri United Methodist Church.

Published Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10:50 am

Robert “Bob” L. Hunt, 63, of Columbia died Saturday, July 12, 2014. He died at home with his loving family.

Visitation will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, with military honors at 2 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.

Bob was born April 14, 1951, in Columbia, the son of L.B. Hunt and Anna Coleman Hunt. They preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were brother William Donald Breedlove and sister Ruth Breedlove Davison.

After graduating from Hickman High School in 1970, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he was trained in a Mechanized Infantry Unit and served in Germany for two years. Bob worked for Tincher Auto Service, Martin Auto Service and Albert Motors and retired from Fletcher Honda in fall 2013.

Bob and Michelle Houk married in Columbia in 1988.

Bob is survived by his wife, Michelle of the home; Kellie Ann Boyes (Davin), grandchildren Jake and Jaden of Independence; Nicholas Robert Hunt and partner (Michelle Hubbard), grandchildren Riley and Hailey of Lincoln. Bob is survived by brothers Bernard Hunt (Jan), Earle Breedlove and Eddie Breedlove (Linda), all of Columbia; and uncle to beloved nieces and nephews.

Bob was a lifelong resident of Columbia and enjoyed deer hunting, NASCAR and riding his Harley-Davidson.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warriors Project or Hospice Compassus in care of Memorial Funeral Home.

You may leave condolences at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Thursday, July 17, 2014

Robert McCown, 89, of Columbia passed away, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Robert was born Aug. 4, 1924, to Robert Moses and Jessie Jacobs McCown.

He was a Hickman High School graduate Class of 1942.

Robert married Darlene Burnett on Sept. 18, 1959, and she survives.

Robert was inducted into the U.S. Army Signal Corps at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., on March 17, 1943. He was sent overseas on Dec. 7, 1943, to Oran, North Africa, and Constantine, North Africa, and spent approximately two years overseas. After being discharged, he worked for 43 years at Missouri Telephone Co., which later became General Telephone Co. in Columbia.

Robert loved to play baseball, hunt, fish and any other outdoor activity.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene of Columbia; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin sister, Ruth; sister Lucille England; and sister Neydine McCown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri or the charity of donor’s choice.

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





   





          













































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