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love truly never die
year by year the sad memorial wreath--
and flowers, types of life and death--
upon their graves.
is she who has a dear one dead
she has whose face will never change,
communion that will not grow strange.
of a life is death.
no death, nor change, nor any ending.
journey, and so many go
who stay at length discern the blending
two roads, two breaths, two lives, and so
the high and quiet knowledge that the dead
ourselves, made beautiful instead.
"Readings on the Philosophy of Death"
Unknown, from "Poetry For Verse Speaking Choir"
by, Helen D. Williams
COURTESY OF "THE
COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE
Susan Lynn Richardson, Class of 1973, passed
away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at her home in Columbia.
David W. Moore, Class of 1965, passed away on
Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Harry S. Truman Veteran’s Hospital, in Columbia.
Glenn L. Henry, Class of 1971, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at
Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital in Columbia.
Dolores Louise Quick Geiger, Class of 1946, passed
away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.
Jerry Ray Nichols, Class of 1971, passed away
Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Robert Lee Davidson III,
Class of 1940, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Reservoir
Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
Joan D. Lewis, Class of 1971, passed away Saturday,
March 22, 2014, at Villa Marie Skilled Nursing Center in Jefferson City.
Elbert Stanley "Stan" Wood, Class of 1977, died Sunday,
March 16, 2014, at Landmark Hospital in Columbia.
Judith Kay Hutchison Haas, Class of 1959, passed
away March 3, 2014, at home in Independence, Missouri.
Tyler Brandon McGee, Class of 2003, died Saturday,
March 1, 2014, at University Hospital.
Crews, Class of 1997, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Loren David "L.D." Baurichter, Class of 1943,
passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at his home in Columbia.
Rick Nelson, Class of 1962, passed away Wednesday,
February 19, 2014 in Salem, West Virginia.
Shirley Ann (Judah) Gallatin, Class of 1962, passed
away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
Paul Verner Short, Class of 1935, passed away
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Lenoir Woods Home, in Columbia.
Breon L. Bethany, Class of 2014, passed away
Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at his home in Columbia.
Wynna Faye Tapp-Elbert, Class of 1962, passed
away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at University Hospital.
Polly Anna Dunavant, Class of 1943, passed
away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
Carol Dean (Dothage) Watson, Class of 1954, passed
away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Springfield, Missouri.
Billy J. Tennyson, Class of 1952, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
Richard Eugene Wilson, Class of 1973, passed away
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at his home in Glenburnie, Maryland.
Robert Thomas Kinder, Class of 1952, passed away
Monday, January 27 , 2014, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Randall Carl "Moose" Mueller, Class of 1949, passed
away peacefully at home, in Centralia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Robert Ray Mountjoy, Class of 1947, passed away
Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.
Joan Messenger Barnes, Class of 1937, passed away
Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
Joan Cole Dasbach, Class of 1959, passed away on
January 15, 2014, at her residence in Olathe, Kansas.
Lowry Henley, Class of 1940, passed away Tuesday,
Jan. 7, 2014.
Nellie Racine Davis Fox, Class of 1944, passed away
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at her home in Columbia.
John "Randy" Leach, Class of 1972, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at his
home in Columbia.
Joyce Pace Friedlander, Class of 1955 died January 2,
2014 in San Mateo, California.
Craig A Wenger,
Class of 1970,
passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at 9:03 a.m. at home in Columbia.
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Thursday, January 2, 2014
Craig A Wenger, 61, of
Columbia passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at 9:03 a.m. at home after a
A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan.
3, at Memorial Funeral Home.
Craig was born April 14, 1952, to Jack M.
and Mildred Vander Linden Wenger in Columbia.
He graduated from Hickman
He worked for CenturyLink for 37 years.
Debbie Minnick on July 20, 1974; she survives, along with two sons, Chad of
Columbia and Justin (Danielle) of Osage Beach; and a granddaughter, Ellie Rae
Wenger. He is also survived by his mother, Midge Wenger of Columbia; and a
brother, Bruce Wenger of Inverness, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his
father, Jack Wenger; and a brother, Scott Wenger.
Joyce Pace Friedlander, March 3, 1938 - Jan. 2, 2014
January 10, 2014
BY LAURA JANE CRANE of the Columbia Missourian
Joyce Pace Friedlander died
January 2, 2014 in San Mateo, CA. Joyce was born March 3rd, 1938, to Julia Lloyd
and Paul Lindell Pace in rural Centralia, Boone County, Missouri. She attended
Grassland school in Boone County and Rawlings rural school in Howard County.
Graduating from Hickman High School in the class of 1955, and University of
Missouri, Columbia, 1959, Joyce was married in 1959 to Wiley Clemon Small. They
later divorced and Joyce married Jack Friedlander who preceded her in death in
Joyce was inducted into National Honor Society in her junior year
at Hickman serving on the Cresset staff her senior year. Joyce’s occupation was
hematologist at Lucile Salter Packard children’s hospital at Stanford, Palo
Survivors are son Matthew Clemon Small, of San Mateo, CA,
daughter Cynthia Small Blank, (Jeff) grandsons Paul and Charley Blank of
Cupertino, CA and a sister Laura Jane Pace Crane of Columbia, Missouri. Joyce’s
parents and a brother, Charles Monroe Pace preceded her in death.
Services will be Feb. 8 at the Harbortown Clubhouse in San Mateo, Calif.
Published Monday, January 6, 2014
John "Randy" Leach, 60, of
Columbia passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at his home with his family by his
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at
Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 616 Jackson St., Columbia, Mo., 65203,
with funeral services immediately following at 11 a.m. Randy will then be
He graduated from Hickman High School in 1972 and worked for
the city of Columbia for 40 years.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Randy is survived by his wife, Debbie, of the home; sons Ryan Leach and wife
Heather, and Beau Leach of Columbia; five grandchildren, Jadryanne, Hayley,
Alyssa, Aiden and Kaleb; brother Michael Leach and wife Phyllis; sister Colleen
Olesen and husband Richard; and several nieces and nephews.
and a nephew preceded him in death.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made in his name to the American Cancer Society or the Missouri Conservation
Heritage Foundation for Kids Hunting and Fishing.
Online condolences may
be left for the family at
Monday, January 6, 2014
Nellie Racine Davis Fox, 88,
of Columbia passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at her home.
services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Nilson Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Thursday. Burial will take
place at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Nellie Racine Davis was born Dec. 25,
1925, in Millersburg, the daughter of George Thomas and Maude Bell Gibbs Davis.
She married Charles Edward Fox on May 14, 1949, in Columbia, and he preceded
her in death May 9, 2005.
Mrs. Fox was an avid eater and enjoyed bowling,
crocheting and traveling.
Survivors include one daughter, Charlene
Pickens and husband Clayton Sr.; two grandchildren Clayton Jr. and wife Tracy,
and Christen and husband Steven Rude; and four great-grandchildren, Kayla,
Jennifer, Clayton Pickens lll and Wyatt.
She was preceded in death by her
parents; husband; one brother; and two sisters.
Online condolences may be
left for the family at
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2:00 am
Lowry Henley, 91, of
Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
Services will be held at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 16, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
Henley was born on Sept. 20, 1922, in Joplin to H.A. (Hez) and Niena Isherwood
Henley. He married Jane Deason on June 7, 1947, in Port Arthur, Texas.
Mr. Henley graduated from Hickman High School, where he was Kewpie golf captain
and lettered in golf. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Mr.
Henley graduated from the University of Missouri, where he played on the 1949
Big Seven conference championship golf team. He retired from the University of
Missouri as assistant director for Memorial Union and Brady Commons.
is survived by a daughter, Barbara Ware, and her husband, David Ware, of St.
Louis; a son, Robert Henley, and his wife, Cynthia Henley, of Independence; and
a sister, Martha Goodwin of Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane;
his parents; and three brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made to
University of Missouri Athletics Golf Scholarship Fund.
condolences may be left at
Dasbach, 72, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on January 15, 2014, at
her residence in Olathe, KS from a heart attack.
The visitation will be held on
Sunday, January 19 from 6 to 8 P.M. at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507
Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO. The memorial service will be held on Monday,
January 20 at 11 A.M. at Santa Marta, 13800 W. 116 St. Olathe, KS. The graveside
service will follow at 2 P.M. at Mt. Moriah Cemetery South.
Joan was born
on April 29, 1941 in Columbia, MO. Joan was married to James Dasbach for 43
years. She and James have two daughters, Lisa and Chrissy. Joan achieved her
nursing degree from Penn Valley in 1976. She attained her RN license. She
practiced nursing for 20 years. Joan has 6 grandchildren who she adored.
The grandchildren have fond memories of vacations and outings with her. Joan was
a quiet gentle soul. She was a very hard worker who took care of many people in
She was preceded in death by her husband, James. She leaves
behind her daughter Chrissy and husband Keith and their two children, Tyler and
Kaitlyn, and daughter Lisa and her husband Mark and their four children,
Michael, Matthew, Mara and Maya.
Mt Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home. 10507
Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO 64131. (816) 942-2004
Published Sunday, January 26, 2014
Joan Messenger Barnes, 94,
of Rolla passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, with her family by her side.
Services took place Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Rolla.
Born June 25, 1919, in
Columbia, she attended Hickman High School and worked as a secretary before
marrying Herald Barnes on May 11, 1941. They moved to Rolla where they raised
their three sons.
Joan became a LPN in 1969, was president of the Rolla
chapter of the State Association of LPNs and later served a two-year term as
President of the State Association of LPNs.
She was a member of the First
Baptist Church, where she served in various capacities including Director of
Women's Missionary Union and supervised Vacation Bible School.
preceded in death by her husband, Herald, and her parents, Bertha and Leroy
She is survived by her sons, James H. Barnes and his wife,
Emily, of Rolla, Jerald L. Barnes and his wife, Christine, of Bend, Ore., and
Mark Barnes of Irvine, Calif.; four grandchildren, Melissa (Sanjay) Barnes
Dholakia of Bend, Ore., James (Amy) Barnes of Columbia. Michael (Karen) Barnes
of Alameda, Calif., and Brett (Rachel) Barnes of Palmyra; six
great-grandchildren; her brother, Leroy Messenger of Sioux City, Iowa; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
January 26, 2014
Ray Mountjoy, 84, passed from this life Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Boone Hospital
Center, surrounded by his family.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday,
Jan. 27, at Memorial Funeral Home.
Bob was born on Feb. 14, 1929, to
Raymond and Nellie Mountjoy in Columbia. Bob was a graduate of Hickman High
School and served in Korea in the U.S. Army immediately after graduation. He
worked for the U. S. Postal Service for more than 30 years following his
military service. He was a deacon in the First Christian Church. Bob married the
love of his life, Doris McBride, in August 1949 and enjoyed 57 years of marriage
prior to her passing in 2005.
Bob is survived by his children, Terry
Burkett (Russ) of Columbia, Mike Mountjoy (Janet) of Columbia, David Mountjoy
(Diane) of Columbia and Lynn Hall of Columbia. He is also survived by 11
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and his beloved dog, Bella.
He was preceded in death by his wife and his son, Wayne Mountjoy.
of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to the Central
Missouri Humane Society.
Online condolences may be left at
Published Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Randall Carl "Moose"
Mueller, 82, of Centralia passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his
loving family, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
There will be a visitation from 1
to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Memorial Funeral Home, with funeral service to
follow at 2 p.m. Entombment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
born July 10, 1931, in Jefferson City to the late Carl A. and Rose M. (Zbinden)
On July 29, 1950, he married Lorene Farrar in Columbia, and she
Randall worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier
for 33 years.
He served in the National Guard for 20 years. Randall loved
life and cherished the moments he spent with his family.
In addition to
his loving wife of 63 years, he is survived by his children, Randall Mueller Jr.
(Terry) of Springfield, Kim Veley (Chris) of Winter Haven, Fla., and Tammie
Morris of Centralia; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Randall was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and son-in-law Jimmy
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
Online tributes may be left at
Published by Reese Funeral Home, http://www.reesefuneral.com/
Kinder - (June 13, 1934 - January 27, 2014)
Robert Thomas Kinder, Bob,
born June 13, 1934 in Columbia, Missouri, was the firstborn and only son to
Quinton B. Kinder, Professor of Agriculture-Poultry division at the University
of Missouri, and Mary V. (Lockwood) Kinder. Sister Mary Beth came along in 1943,
and lived a joy filled life marked with cancer and lost her battle at the young
age of 15.
Bob’s formative years were spent in Warsaw, Mo and Columbia,
Mo where he learned how to raise chickens, hunt, catch fish and played sandlot
ball. He was an avid sports fan and was a proud “Kewpie” for Columbia Hickman
High School. Bob also played baseball in the minor leagues in South Dakota in
his late teen years. Bob continued to be an avid sports fan and University of
Missouri Tigers fan ALL his life.
Bob enlisted in the Army in 1953 and
served as a courier during the Korean War. After honorable discharge Bob
continued his service in the National Guard. Bob told fond memories of the
beautiful forests in the state of Oregon during his time with the guard in the
Forestry division. After his National Guard duty, Bob relocated to Evanston,
Illinois, where his Aunt Angeline and Uncle, Brg. Gen. Harry M Craig, resided.
Bob then began a career as an Accounts Manager with General Finance Corporation.
It was here he met Nancy “Sue” Christensen, a Secretary at General Finance, and
they went on a “coke” date…as they were called at the time! Neither much cared
for the other at this first date. However, they had the same circle of friends
and came to be quite fond of one another. Bob and Sue married October 2,
1959…the couple “voted” by their friends as the least likely to remain married.
Funny…here was Bob, the son of a poultry farmer ….and Sue, a woman who didn’t
like to eat poultry! Bob was asked about this fact and he smiled and proudly
said he had no complaints. God’s design of bringing two people together in
marriage was seen in the love and friendship Bob and Sue had for each other.
Theirs was a true partnership that was blessed as they celebrated 54 years of
marriage this past October.
Bob began a banking career with National
Boulevard Bank in Chicago late in 1960. He became an investment banker and
served with various institutions throughout his life in Illinois, Iowa and
Missouri. Bob and Sue relocated to sunny Florida in 2001 and began a new chapter
in their life-full of new friends, the loss of some older friends, family and an
abundance of warm weather.
Bob’s greatest joy in life was his family. He
and Sue have three beautiful daughters, Karla, Robyn and Beth who reside in the
Kansas City area. Karla and her husband Bruce, have a married daughter, Leah and
her husband Justin; and a son, Luke who will be graduating from University of
Arkansas in May. Robyn and her husband Dave, have two sons, Taylor, a sophomore
attending Blue River Community College, and Kyle, a sophomore in high school.
Beth and her husband Jim, have a daughter Kelsee, a freshman at University of
Missouri; Jacob a freshman in high school and Daniel, a 5th grader.
was a “softy” at heart and often humbly spoke of God’s greatest blessing upon
his life…the gift of family and the family unit. His family fondly remembers him
crying at old war movies and Hallmark card commercials. He was a patriotic soul
and often ensured that friends and neighbors displayed their U.S. Flags in honor
of our country and those who bravely served it. Bob had a competitive spirit and
enjoyed playing games of all kinds; bridge, poker with the “boys”, tennis coach
with the “gals” and especially loved splashing in the Gulf with his kids and
Bob and Sue enjoyed serving for and with their church home,
Aldersgate United Methodist, 9530 Starkey Road, Seminole, Florida 33777. A
Memorial Service celebrating Bob’s life and eternal reward of heaven will be
held at the church, Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers,
the family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association or the
American Cancer Society.
February 2, 2014
Eugene Wilson, 58 of Glenburnie, Md., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Parker
Funeral Service. A Masonic Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at
Parker Funeral Service, followed by visitation till 8 p.m.
was born March 20, 1955, in Springfield to Eugene E. and Mary A. Dunlap Wilson.
He graduated from Hickman High School, earned his bachelor's degree from the
University of Missouri and his master's degree in electrical engineering from
the Georgia Institute of Technology. He worked as an electrical engineer at
Northup Grumman Corp. in Baltimore, Md.
He was a member of First
Christian Church in Columbia and Acacia Lodge No. 602 AF&AM in Columbia.
Survivors include his mother, Mary of Columbia; two brothers, David E. Wilson
and wife Libby of Wildwood and Thomas D. Wilson and wife Marjorie of Thornton,
Colo.; a sister, Mary Jane Brack and husband Ron of Keller, Texas; seven nieces,
Hailey Wilson, Mariah Wilson, Arianna Wilson, Amanda Black, Rebecca Black,
Belinda Black and Sara Black; and one nephew, Andrew Wilson.
preceded in death by his father.
Memorials may be given to Show Me
Christian Youth Homes, 24302 Mahin Road, La Monte, Mo., 65337. Online
condolences may be left for the family at
Published Thursday, February 6, 2014
Billy J. Tennyson, 80, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
There will be a visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Memorial
Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., with burial at Memorial
Park Cemetery immediately after the service.
He was born May 10,
1933, in Boone County to Abner J. and Mae (Nichols) Tennyson. His father died
when Billy was 3 years old. He was raised by his mother and Alvy Crane, his
Billy was a carpenter and celebrated 55 years in Carpenters'
Local 1925. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a searchlight
operator. Billy belonged to Twilight Lodge and Aleppo Grotto. He married Kay
Estes in 1956, and she survives.
In addition to his loving wife, he is
survived by his children, Billy Tennyson and wife Jane, Tracy Simms and husband
Larry, and Dana Tennyson and husband Tom; grandchildren Michelle Tennyson,
Brandon Carter and wife Marly, Ashlee Carter and husband Dakota, Kayla Carter
and husband Matt, Taylor Krohn and Aaron Ewens; great-grandchildren Brandon
Carter, Leona Crites, Julian Garrett, Darius Wright and one on the way; sisters
Sue Pruessner and Donna Hullett; and sisters-in-law Marie Johnson, Sonnie Estes
and Eileen Tennyson.
He was preceded in death by his parents;
step-father; grandparents; brother Harold; and sister JoElla.
condolences may be left at
Published Friday, February 21, 2014
Carol Dean (Dothage)
Watson, 77, entered into rest Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Springfield.
Services were held in Springfield.
She was born July 12, 1936, in
She graduated from Hickman High School in May 1954. She married
Cecil Monsees on June 5, 1954, and he preceded her in death. They had two
children, Teresa Ann and John Christopher.
She later married Tom Watson
She is survived by sisters June Gudgel and Louise Covey;
daughter Terry; son-in-law Mike Powers; two grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in
death by her brother, Richard; and son Chris.
Published Monday, February 10, 2014
Polly Anna Dunavant,
87, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
Funeral services will
She was born to Elijah Samuel and Sara Alice Strange on May
21, 1926, in Boone County. She married Homer Lewis Dunavant of Fulton in 1943.
He preceded her in death in 1986.
Polly grew up in the county and
attended a one-room schoolhouse. She was a member of the 4-H club there and
later was a Girl Scout and a Campfire Girl leader. She graduated from Hickman
High School and attended many painting classes at Columbia College and Stephens
College. She was a member of the Columbia Art League.
She was a devoted
mother, grandmother and friend.
Online condolences may be left at
Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Wynna Faye Tapp-Elbert,
69, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at University Hospital.
Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Missouri
United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday
at Missouri United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mary L. Hull-Lovett
officiating. After the service, a repast will be held at Douglass High School.
She was born Oct. 25, 1944, in Columbia, the daughter of Savannah Tapp and
Ernestine Williams Tapp, who preceded her in death.
Wynna Faye was a 1962
graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, and she attended Stephens College
and the University of Kansas and later earned her master's degree in community
development at the University of Missouri.
Wynna Faye was an activist,
organizer and advocate. She was a woman of faith, and it was her faith that led
her to organize sit-ins, mediate disputes, provide meals for others and speak
out against injustice. She cared deeply about her neighborhood and all those who
lived in Columbia. She worked about 30 years for the Columbia Parks and
Recreation Department. She was a proud member and radio host at KOPN for more
than 20 years. She was a member of St. Paul AME Church. She belonged to the
Order of the Eastern Star, Amos Johnson, Chapter 30, where she served as the
worthy matron. She was the mother of six children, a foster mother to many and
an important "second mom" to thousands of children who grew up in her
Wynna Faye is survived by her children, Larry Tapp, Debra
(Mark) Tapp-Williams, Kevin Elbert, Robin Tapp and George West; her siblings,
Cheryl (Tommy) Bell, Howard Tapp, Alma Tapp, Melva VanBuren, Marvin (Katrina)
Tapp, Freda Tapp, Teresa Lankford, Maurice (Joann) Tapp, Gary Tapp and Jackie
(Jonas) Cody; one aunt, Jeanette Hardiman; one great-aunt, Mildred Brooks; and a
host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Faye was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Dwayne Tapp.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the American
Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family
Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203; 573-442-7112.
Condolences may be left for the family online at
Published Friday, February 14, 2014
L. Bethany, 19, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at his home in Columbia.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 15, at First Assembly
of God Church in Columbia.
Breon was born June 20, 1994, to Robyn
Stewart and Bobby Bethany Sr. His father, Bobby Sr., and brother Bobby Jr.
preceded him in death.
Breon lived in Chicago, Niles, Mich., Iowa City,
Iowa, and Columbia. Breon was scheduled to graduate from Hickman High School in
Breon was an intern in the STEP Transition Program at Boone Hospital
Center, where he was loved by everyone.
Breon was beautiful, kind and
loving. His mind was growing and developing in progressive and positive ways. He
was active in the youth group at First Assembly of God church. He loved music
and enjoyed watching movies. He always had a smile and words of encouragement to
almost everyone he met, and he enjoyed making people laugh. He will be missed!
He leaves to mourn his mother, Robyn Stewart; grandmother Jean Stewart;
brother Michael Quinton Brown; sisters Ashlei Stewart and Kaelah Bethany; his
niece, Ebony Brown; and his nephews, Antonio, and the Dixon Boys (Troy Jr.
("TJ") and Ashton); his aunts, Donna Thomas-Kimbrough, Stefani Stewart, Kristin
Stewart-Williams, Adrena Bethany and Delores Bethany; his uncle, Robert Stewart
Jr. ("June"); cousins Kirema Brown-Kelly and Tyrone King Jr. ("TJ"); and a host
of other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
I'm healed, the
battle is over;
The final war has been won;
I've crossed over to
the other side;
I'm at peace.
From the family: We love you Breon.
In the words of Shakespeare's "Hamlet":
Good night sweet prince:
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
Published Saturday, February 15, 2014
Paul Verner Short passed away
at the age of 96 on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in the presence of his family at
Lenoir Woods Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday,
Feb. 17, at Goshen Primitive Baptist Church, with burial following in Goshen
Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior.
Paul was born on
Oct. 12, 1917, to Edgar and Ila Verner Short, who preceded him in death.
Paul spent his early life as a dairy farmer in central Boone County. He also was
a deacon at Little Bonne Femme Church and was on the Board of Education at New
Haven School District.
His later work in life was spent as a carpenter at
After retiring, he enjoyed making furniture and other
wood items. Much of the furniture was made from trees that he cut from his land.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Darlene Wren Short. They have three
children, Emily Wisley of Coopers Plains, N.Y.; Marilyn Holland and husband Jim
of Aurora, Colo.; and Mark Short and wife Ann of Overland Park, Kan.; eight
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
His brother Robert and sister-in-law Evalyn preceded him in death.
Paul loved to laugh and joke and will be missed by family and friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of Robinson Funeral Home.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Shirley Ann (Judah)
Gallatin, 70, passed away peacefully after a long illness Saturday, Feb. 15,
2014, surrounded by her family and friends.
The visitation will be from
11 a.m. until noon Friday, Feb. 21, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop
70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202. The funeral service will follow immediately in the
chapel. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
born at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia on July 28, 1943, to Mary (Tucker)
Judah and Vilas Judah.
She grew up in Columbia and graduated from Hickman
High School in 1962. She was a devoted mother, friend and housewife throughout
the years. Shirley's love of hair and makeup found her working many years at the
Dillard's cosmetic counters in St. Louis County, where she was awarded
"Pacesetter of the Year" in 1991 for her brilliant sales techniques and sincere
desire to help others look their best. She also had a deep love of all animals
and the great outdoors.
Shirley is survived by her two children, Kelly
(Kribben) Mixer and Tom Kribben; aunt Helen Judah; uncle Dan Tucker and his
wife, Opal; cousin Mike Stroud and his wife, Barbara; and cousin Ellen Krueger.
Tributes may be left online at
Submitted by Nancy Orlando, Rick's second wife...
trying to close out some of Rick's business and I came across your email
I regret to tell you that Rick passed away very suddenly on Feb
19, 2014. He was very proud to be a Kewpie, Class of 1962.
this on your web site.
Nancy Orlando (Rick's second wife)
very much for the photo. At the time of Rick's passing he had cut his hair to
collar length and trimmed his beard to just a few inches. After so many years of
AFROTC, AF and working for government contractors, he delighted in growing his
hair to the length you photographed.
I'm sorry there was no obituary and
no service. Rick died suddenly of a ruptured aortic aneurysm. He was living in
Salem, WV on 72 acres about 6 miles from the town.
Rick is survived by
his son Daniel Nelson, of Salem WV, his brother Terry Nelson of Columbia, MO and
two former wives Elizabeth Groff (Nelson) Sanders and Nancy Evans Orlando
All the best
Published Saturday, February 22, 2014
Loren David "L.D."
Baurichter, 88, of Columbia passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at his home.
A visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Memorial Funeral
Home with a graveside service immediately following the visitation at 3 p.m. in
Memorial Park Cemetery.
He was born July 28, 1925, the son of L.E.
and Melinda Baurichter, near Cedar City in Callaway County. L.D. graduated from
Hickman High School in 1943. He served in France during WWII. He married Ada
Margaret Vanlandingham in 1946, and Anna Douglass in 1962. Both preceded him in
death. He married Mary Hilliard in 1985, and she survives. L.D. owned the L.D.
Baurichter insurance agency and farmed, raising Polled Hereford cattle and
L.D. is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters Martha and
Diann Baurichter; one step-daughter, Teresa Northcutt (John); two grandsons,
Forest and Kaleb Baurichter; two step-grandchildren, Tracy and Tyrel (Heather)
Northcutt; one brother, Cletus Baurichter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, David Baurichter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to Coyote Hill Christian Children's Home,
P.O Box 1, Harrisburg, Mo., 65265-0001
Online condolences may be left at
Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Amanda Crews, 34, of
Columbia passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Funeral services will be at
1:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, at H.T. May & Son Funeral Home in Columbia.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Survivors include parents Devear Redden and Thieland Crews, both of
Columbia; one sister, Shianne Redden; and four brothers, Scottie (Rebecca)
Crews, Patrick (Jessica) Crews, Austin Redden and Davonte Redden, all of
Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tyler Brandon McGee, 28, of
Columbia died Saturday, March 1, at University Hospital.
Services will be
at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from
2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Private family burial with military
honors will be Monday, March 10, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in
Tyler was born June 15, 1985, in Columbia. He served
with the U.S. Air Force in Italy. He enjoyed the outdoors, weightlifting and
love for his animals.
Survivors include his dad and step-mom, Mark and
Lisa McGee of Columbia; a sister, Lindsey McGee of Columbia; grandfather Olan
McGee of Columbia; and grandmother Dorothy Davidson of Centralia.
Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel,
1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65202.
Online condolences and tributes
may be shared with the family at
Judith Kay Haas
passed away March 3, 2014, at home in Independence, MO, cared for by family and
friends. A private memorial service will be held at a later time.
Judith was born January
18, 1941 in California, MO the daughter of Floyd L. and Evelyn (Shoemaker)
Hutchison, who have both preceded her in death. Judy was raised in Columbia, MO
where she attended Hickman High School and the University of Missouri. Her
friendliness, warmth and beauty blossomed as she was a high school Majorette,
Boone County Queen and University School of Agriculture Barn Warming Queen.
At MU is where she met her husband of 53 years, Robert. Judy was a world
class mother. While raising two children she also worked full time at various
law firms, supplementing the family’s income. Judy also found time to study real
estate and taxes while still remaining active in parent teacher organizations at
Glendale, Sycamore Hills, Palmer and Truman. She was a great cook and no one in
the family went hungry.
In retirement, Judith had a true passion
researching family history. With assistance from the internet, Mormon Archives,
and genealogy libraries, she created book after book of the in-laws and out-laws
of the family lineage. Judy should have been a professional genealogist. She was
an avid reader and amassed a huge book collection.
The family would like
to thank all who supported her in an 11 year battle with cancer. Judy was
especially appreciative of the Kansas City Cancer Center in Lee’s Summit
(Teresa, you are a God Send), Saint Mary’s Hospital of Blue Springs, and
Judy is survived by husband, Robert Haas; daughter,
Jennifer Murphy and family of Kansas City, MO; son, David Haas and a family of
Wichita, KS; brother, Eddie Hutchison and family of Trenton, MO; plus many
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
No food or flowers please. The family
encourages contributions to The Kansas City Rose Society at Loose Park or any of
the organizations mentioned above. Online condolences may be expressed at
www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600)
Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Elbert Stanley "Stan" Wood, 55,
died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Landmark Hospital in Columbia after a long
Services will be held at noon Saturday, March 22, at Parker
Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral
home. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 12, 1958, to
Bonnie H. Wood and W. Raymond Wood in Montrose, Colo., but he lived in Columbia
for all of his adult life.
He graduated from Hickman High School in 1977.
After high school, he obtained a bachelor's degree in geography at the
University of Missouri in 1991. He was a research assistant in the Department of
Agronomy during college, and in 1991, he developed a Geographic Information
System for the Missouri Archaeological Survey. He also was a longtime cook at
Ernie's Cafe and kitchen manager at the Heidelberg Restaurant in Columbia.
He became a member of the Army Reserve and National Guard between 1980 and
1989, attaining the rank of staff sergeant, and attended the Basic
Non-Commissioned Officer Development Course in 1984. He became chief of a
section of the 3/75th Field Artillery, and intelligence sergeant for the 35tth
DISCOM, Headquarters, Missouri National Guard, preparing strategic intelligence
plans for the DISCOM commander. Among his military honors were the Army
Achievement Medal in 1885 and 1989 and the Command Sergeant Major's Award for
Excellence in 1989. He was the lifetime head of a vast family of friends know as
the Derelicts. He was a longtime member and participant in the Society for
Creative Anachroism, an organization devoted to re-creating arts and skills of
17th-century Europe. He became a specialist in computer-aided cartography after
college, at first working for the Geographic Resources Center at the University
of Missouri, where he became a software specialist; when that facility closed,
he took a position with Schuyler House as a technical support technician and
trainer until illness overcame him.
Survivors include his mother, Bonnie
H. Heidy, and father, W. Raymond Wood; his brothers, D. Eric Wood and John
Heidy; his sisters, Marigene Holtkamp and Karla Koskela, all of Columbia, and
Patty Wakeland of Texas and Deidre Forster of Nebraska.
In lieu of
flowers, please make contributions to the Stan Wood Memorial Fund, which will be
used to purchase a bench in his memory.
Online condolences may be left at
Published Thursday, March 27, 2014
Joan D. Lewis, 61, of
Jefferson City passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Villa Marie Skilled
Nursing Center after a brief illness.
Friends will be received from 4 to
7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral Services
will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, at Houser-Millard Funeral Home with the
Rev. Marcus Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow at Hawthorn Memorial
She was born Dec. 5, 1952, in Columbia, the daughter of the late
Floyd "Button" Lewis Jr. and Ida Lewis.
Joan was a graduate of Hickman
High School in Columbia, and after graduation, she attended Atlanta Junior
College in Atlanta, Ga. She had been employed by Jefferson City Manor as dietary
Joan loved spending time with family, especially with her
grandson, Chase. She enjoyed listening to Elvis, going to the casino, shopping
and watching movies.
She is survived by one son, Famous Lewis, and his
wife, Mandy, of Jefferson City; two brothers, Dr. Jabari Simama (Frederick
Lewis) with his wife, Nisha, of Columbia and Jarrell Lewis of Atlanta; two
sisters, Jill Lewis of Columbia and Charlynn Lewis of Atlanta; one grandson,
Chase Lewis of Jefferson City; and longtime friend Herman Johnson of Jefferson
She was preceded in death by her father; two brothers, Jefferson
Lewis and James Lewis; and one sister, Marcelyn Lewis.
sympathy may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
are under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St.,
Jefferson City, Mo., 65109. 573-636-3838.
Condolences may be left for the
family online at www.millardfamilychapels.com.
Published Sunday, April 13, 2014
Robert Lee Davidson III, 90, of Marlborough, Mass., passed away on Thursday,
March 27, 2014, at the Reservoir Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Marlborough.
Private family funeral has been held. His internment is at Memorial Cemetery
Born in Nevada, Mo., he was the son of Robert Lee Davidson
Jr. and Nancy Manker Davidson of Columbia.
Spending all of his early life
in Columbia, he considered it to be his "beloved hometown."
In his youth,
Bob had been a paperboy for the Columbia Tribune newspaper, hawking papers on
the street corner when Pearl Harbor was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941.
the Army in 1943 and served in the Pacific, reaching the rank of first
A large part of his career was spent living in the New
York/New Jersey area, working for McGraw-Hill Publishing Cos.
Davidson wrote and edited a number of books and magazines, including one book of
He graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia with
both a Bachelor of Science and a master's degree in chemical engineering and
later a law degree from Fordham University in New York City. He also spent a
period of time developing rockets for use in airplanes when launching from
Current and former memberships include Sigma Xi, the
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Rocket Society, Mensa, the
American Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, Tau Beta Pi and Alpha
Mr. Davidson is survived by his beloved wife, Betty; a
daughter, Dr. Roberta Anne Davidson Kerwin, and her husband, John Kerwin, who
live in Walla Walla, Wash.; and a son, Curtis Lee Davidson, and his wife,
Kathleen McClain Searle, and grandson Marcus Heejoon Searle Davidson, who reside
in Belmont, Mass.
Published Sunday, March 30, 2014
Jerry Ray Nichols, 61, of
Columbia passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Funeral services will be
held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Nilson Funeral Home. Visitation will be one
hour prior to service.
Jerry Ray Nichols was born April 21, 1952, to
Howard V. Nichols and Amy (Morris) Nichols at Boone County Hospital in Columbia.
Jerry attended Ridgeway, Jeff Jr. and graduated from Hickman High School in
He lived his whole life in Columbia, except for four years of
service in the Air Force.
Jerry worked as a senior computer operator for
32 years at the University of Missouri until his retirement in 2010.
is survived by his mother, Amy Nichols; sister, Jackie Kreigh; brothers, David
and Vince Nichols; sons, Ray and Dean Nichols; daughter, Vena Nichols;
grandchildren, Kayden, Kaitlyn, Kayla and Kristin; nephew, Daniel Nichols; and
nieces, Marissa and SheyAnne Nichols.
Jerry's father preceded Jerry in
death on July 23, 1999.
Jerry was a devoted father to his three children
and will be greatly missed by friends and family.
Online condolences may
be left for the family at
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Dolores Louise Quick
Geiger, 85, of Columbia passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Lenoir Woods
surrounded by family and the wonderful support from the staff at Lenoir.
A visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Broadway Christian
Church. Services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. at Broadway Christian. Burial
will be at Memorial Cemetery.
Dolores was born April 14, 1928, to
Elmer Sylvester Quick and Ruth Lillian (Miller) Quick in Bluffton. She moved to
Columbia when she was 9 from Rhineland. She was a Hickman High School and
University of Missouri graduate. Dolores married Glenn Stuart Geiger in 1951 in
Columbia, where they spent most of their married life together.
was the deputy circuit clerk for Boone County for many years.
retirement, she and Glenn opened an antique business. Dolores was a charter
member of Broadway Christian Church. She also enjoyed reading, history and
traveling, especially to Pensacola Beach, Fla. Dolores was a big MU football and
basketball fan. Most of all, Dolores loved spending time with her family and a
circle of very close friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
Elmer and Ruth Quick; a daughter, Marion Ruth Geiger; and a brother-in-law,
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Glenn Geiger of
Columbia; daughter Leslie Olson and son-in-law Mike Olson of Gladstone; son
David Geiger and daughter-in-law Lisa Geiger of Columbia; grandson Alex Geiger
and granddaughter Megan Geiger, also of Columbia; sister Ramona June Gorman of
Kansas City; brother Charles Reginald Quick and sister-in-law Shirley Jean Quick
of Kansas City; and numerous loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Broadway Christian Church or a
charity of your choice in Dolores' name.
Tributes may be left online at
Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Glenn L. Henry, 62, of Fulton passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at
Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital in Columbia.
Friends will be received
from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3, at Millard Family Funeral Home, where
a memorial service will follow at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Mary Hull- Lovett
officiating. Interment will be private for the family.
He was born Dec.
6, 1951, in Hayti, a son of the late Marshall Henry Sr. and Annie (Chase) Henry.
Glenn was a 1971 graduate of Hickman High School.
After his graduation
from high school, Glenn entered the U.S. Air Force in 1971 and had a 20-year
career until his retirement and honorable discharge in 1991.
to collect memorabilia and was always well-organized in keeping records of
events, paperwork and photograph books.
Glenn is survived by a daughter,
Carmen Allen of Kansas City; a son, Jerome Jackson of Columbia; his twin, Lenn
Henry of Fulton; seven additional siblings, Mary Anne Senior-Taylor of Flint,
Mich., Marshall Henry Jr. of Farmington Hills, Mich., Richard Henry of Grand
Rapids, Mich., Linda Sims of Toledo, Ohio, Larry Henry of Fulton, Phil Roger
Henry of Fulton and Dianah Henry-Brown of Milwaukee, Wis.; two grandchildren,
Keisha Allen and Darrel Allen; and one great-grandson.
Glenn was preceded
in death by his parents; and three siblings, Charles Henry, Carolyn Henry and
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of the
Funeral services are under the direction of Millard
Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203; 573-442-7112.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
Published Sunday, April 6, 2014
David W. Moore, 67, of
Columbia passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Harry S. Truman Veteran’s
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at
Parker Funeral Service in Columbia. A gathering for family and friends will be
held at the funeral home following the service from 3 to 4 p.m.
Private inurnment with military honors will be held in Columbia Cemetery at a
David was born on March 8, 1947, in Columbia to Hubert and
Amy West Moore, and they preceded him in death. He was married to Lucy Cox
Moore, and she survives.
David graduated from Hickman High School in 1965
and attended the University of Missouri. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree
in business from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., and served in the U.S.
He worked in sales and marketing during his lifetime until his
retirement in 2008.
David was an athlete his entire life.
also survived by daughter, Lora (Michael) Diffenbacher of Greensboro, N.C.; son,
Gaylen Moore of Phoenix, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Emily (Darrin) Warr of Katy,
Texas; stepson, William Winkler of Katy, Texas, and stepdaughter, Samantha
Winkler of Houston, Texas; sister, Wanda (Robert) King of Jefferson City;
brother, Fred (Connie) Moore of Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandchildren, Carter David
Diffenbacher and Colbie Diffenbacher; stepgrandchildren, Paxton Hagler and
Matthew Warr; and niece, Sheri (Thomas) Elliott of Columbia, along with many
other family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Matthew Fahey Cox Ceramic Scholarship Fund,
A129 Fine Arts Building, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. 65211.
Online condolences can be left at
Published Thursday, April 10, 2014
Susan Lynn Richardson,
59, of Columbia passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at her home in Columbia.
The visitation is from 2 until 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Olivet Christian
Church, 1991 S. Olivet Road, Columbia, Mo., 65201. A celebration of life will
Susan was born Feb. 6, 1955, to Robert and Mary
(Cook) Richardson in Columbia.
Susan spent her professional career with
State Beauty Supply and Cosmo Prof.
Survivors include her brother, Mark
Richardson (Debbie); a nephew, Rob Richardson; and two four-legged children,
YoYo and Sigmund.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents.
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Second Chance Animal
Rescue and the American Diabetes Association.
Tributes can be left online
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