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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
Marcia Wilkerson Easley, Class of 1961, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Robert Eugene "Gene" Riddell Jr., Class of 1977, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.

Tommy Lee Key, Class of 1964, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Boone Hospital.

Jo Purdy Dozier, Class of 1959, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.

Robert Paul Henry, Class of 1953, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at his home in Oro Valley, Arizona.

Ellen Fisher Kackley, Class of 1968, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Gary Michael Sapp, Class of 1962, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Kevil, Kentucky.

Carla F. Jolley Thomas, Class of 1972, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at her home in Columbia.

Michelle Elizabeth Morrow, Class of 2006, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.

Evelyn J. (Goslin) Johnson, Class of 1936, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Armour Oaks Nursing Home in Kansas City, Missouri.

Karen Jane Haley Cox, Class of 1974, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.

Ruth Hulen Buescher, Class of 1945, passed away in Mesa on Tuesday morning, Dec. 4, 2012.

Laurance K. "Larry" Bremer, Class of 1958, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his home in Columbia.


Deloris Baker Larwill, Class of 1943, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in Nacogdoches, TX at Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Dr. Frank Robbins Dexheimer, Class of 1945, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at The Neighborhoods at Tiger Place.

Kathleen "Kathy" Gail Casteel, Class of 1964, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Ralph William "RW" Harrison, Class of 1960, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.

Sandy Nelson Nichols, Class of 1963, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at University Hospital.

Phyllis J. Cottle Blackburn, Class of 1966, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.

Gregory A. Wilkinson, Class of 1974, died Sunday, November 18, 2012 at his home in rural Hartford, Kansas.

Dean Nelson Blaylock, Class of 1984, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at his home in Columbia.

Mary Virginia Melvin Vandiver, 77, of Liberty and formerly of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13 2012.

David Schoettger, Class of 1976, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.

Ellen L. Callison Vogliardo, Class of 1945, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

Sheila Ackmann Robertson, Class of 1979, passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012, at the University of Missouri Hospital.

Bruce Bynum, Class of 1968, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Northside Hospital - Cherokee in Canton, Georgia.

Carmen Shaw Wood, Class of 1935, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.

Shannon Madole, Class of 1985, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

Berta Dean Dunn Garrett, Class of 1948, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.

John W. "Jack" Brunstrom, Class of 1955, passed away at his home in Ashland, Missouri, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.

Emily Gatschet Burnett, Class of 1943 died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield, Illionis.

Paul Lowry, Class of 1986, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at home in Columbia.

Shirley Niles Hague, Class of 1951, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Columbia Health Care.

Richard Evan Hollinger, Class of 1986, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at his home in Columbia.

JoAnn L. Herndon, Class of 1961, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at her home in Columbia.

Michael Beeson, Class of 1978, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at his home in Millersburg.

Doris Marie Maher Martin, Class of 1954, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.

Randall Dale "Hud" Hudson, Class of 1968, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at his home in Sturgeon, Missouri.

Bernard Daniel  "B.D." Simon Jr., Class of 1933, passed away at his home in Columbia home on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

Frederick Dale Lewis, Class of 1960, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at his home in Columbia.

Leslie "Spencer" Wegener, Class of 1943, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at The Bluffs in Columbia.

Judi Kaye Jackson Hourigan, Class of 1962, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 in Columbia.

James B. Terrian, Class of 1940, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Ashland Villa.

The Rev. Edgar Garrell "E.G." Garrett, Class of 1950, passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2012, at his home in Fulton, Missouri.

Elizabeth Gayle McGrath Smith (Betty Butler), Class of 1949, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.

Nell Elizabeth Blaser Gardner-Roderick, Class of 1950, passed away at 2:05 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.

Richard P. "Dick" McDermott, Class of 1946, passed away at his home, in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.

Terry Lee Griggs, Class of 1971, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital in Columbia.

David Alan Murray, Class of 1980, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at University Hospital.

Bobby Joe Caldwell, Class of 1951, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Debra Kay Willenbrink, Class of 1975, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.

Dorothy Jacobs Hatfield, Class of 1939, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.

Sabra Cooper Bluitt, Class of 1973, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at her home in Columbia.

Storm Tate Russell, Class of 1968, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at his residence in Jefferson City.

Owen Carlton "Skip" Hobart, Class of 1965, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at his residence in Columbia.

Freda Virginia Cottle Strathkoetter, Class of 1940, passed away on Aug. 14, 2012.

William Daniel Foley, Class of 1956, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.

Larry N. Winfrey, Class of 1952, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital.

Ashley Alexandra Rapp, Class of 2002, passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at University Hospital.

Betty Jean Poe Bowen, Class of 1965, passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at her home in Columbia.

Jerry Thomas Hudnell, Class of 1954, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at his home in Sturgeon.

Larry Marvin Burks, Class of 1958, passed away Friday, July 29, 2012, in Springfield, Missouri.

Jim Tate Lacy, Class of 1975, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012 in San Anselmo, California.

Hugh Edward Stephenson Jr., M.D., Class of 1939, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at his summer home in Rehoboth Beach, Deleware.

Andrew McIntosh, Class of 1982, died on Thursday, July 26, 2012, in London.

Gerald “Jerry” V. Brueckner, Class of 1944, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Missouri.

Joan "Joanie" Fontaine McKee-Harper, Class of 1976, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura, California.

Stephen Elder, Class of 1964, passed from this life Tuesday, July 17, 2012.

Elizabeth Acheson Bauer Kaminski, Class of 1945, died Monday, July 16, 2012.

Floyd E. Elder, Class of 1944, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012, at Community Hospital in Anderson, Indiana.

Spc. Zane Thompson Lee, Class of 2010, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Danielle McClain, Class of 1994, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012.

Sandra Payne, Class of 1973, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2012, at Columbia Healthcare.

Larry Joe Starke, Class of 1966, passed away on June 20, 2012 at South Hampton Place in Columbia.

Charles Everett Merideth, Class of 1943, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012 at his home in Columbia.

Robert "Bob" I. Musgrave, Class of 1952, passed away at his home on Sunday, June 17, 2012 in Hoboken, N.J.

John "Pop Pop" Russey, Class of 1952, passed away June 16, 2012 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD.

Virgil R. Moore, Class of 1941, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012.

Linden Trial, Class of 1968, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012.

Thelma L. Halbert, Class of 1941, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012, at her residence in Frostproof, Florida.

Marie Decker Brown, Class of 1978, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012, at her home in Columbia.

Jimmie W. Algiere, Class of 1960, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012, at home in Columbia.

Gary Lee Logan, Class of 1970, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012.

Doris Brown Wright, Class of 1941, passed away May 29, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas.

Virginia "Ginny" Lee Myers Starks, Class of 1962, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at home in Columbia.

Ethel L. Simms Todd, Class of 1950, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

David "Blair" Alan Blair, Class of 1976, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012, at his home in Columbia.

Robert "Bob" Pauley Jr., Class of 1941, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

Gary Wayne Elder, Class of 1970, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 7, 2012.

Darriel Edward Douglas, Class of 1966, died unexpectedly on May 6, 2012, in Mexico Missouri.

Charles Irwin Duncan, Class of 1968, died Thursday, May 3, 2012.

John Albert "Jerry" Epple Jr., Class of 1944, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Kansas City, Missouri.

John Dudley Burdick Jr., Class of 1950, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012, at his home in Columbia.

Gladys Palmer Roth, Class of 1931, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at her home in Columbia.

Elizabeth Batterton Douglass Windmiller, Class of 1932, died on Monday, April 23, 2012.

Mary Belle Bush Mitchell, Class of 1962, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Tucson, Arizona.

Jerry L. Case, Class of 1967, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Johnny W. Neal Jr., Class of 1992, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012.

James Dudley Coats, Class of 1967, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at his farm in Ashland.

Sharion Louise Niles Shern, Class of 1953, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012.

James Preston Tucker, Class of 1957, passed away April 3, 2012 at his home in Jensen Beach, Florida.

Ronald R. Johnson, Class of 1945, died Monday, April 2, 2012 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Jo Ann Daly Smarr, Class of 1954, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012.

Don Skari, Class of 1954 passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

Juan D. Keller,  Class of 1961, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2012.

Martha Wayland Drane Perkins, Class of 1944, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Deborah Richardson Humfeld, Class of 1970, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012.

Billy Jacob Baumgartner, Class of 1938, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012, at The Bluffs.

Imogene Jewell Taylor Smith, Class of 1957, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Timothy William Bunton Jr., Class of 2003, passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.

Patricia Fullington Bohanon, Class of 1975, died Monday morning, Feb. 20, 2012, at Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Bonnadell Pendleton, Class of 1943, passed away February 12, 2012.

Timothy W. Stoffregen, Class of 1976, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in Regensburg, Germany

William L. “Sonny” Thornton, Class of 1965, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at Parkside Manor in Columbia.

Lola Renfro, Class of 1935, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2012, at Loring Hospital in Sac City, Iowa.

Claudine Cook Staats, Class of 1943, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at The Bluffs.

Lloyd B. Douglas, Class of 1943, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Mary Lee Caldwell Brewster, Class of 1943, passed away on January 19, 2012 in Surprise, Arizona.

Lisbeth Kay Yasuda, Class of 1997, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Jerry Wayne Thornton, Class of 1956, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.

Mae Doty Barnes, Class of 1937, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012, in Andover, Kansas.

Jewell Hayes Bentley, Class of 1965, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at her home in Columbia.

Waldo Cole, Class of 1937, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at South Hampton Place.

Kameron Clark “KC” Gwin, Class of 2010, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Published Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Kameron Clark “KC” Gwin, 19, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born March 11, 1992, the son of Jaime Sleper and Steven Gwin.

KC was a graduate of Hickman High School and was attending Moberly Area Community College. He loved spending time with his friends, working on cars, playing video games and listening to music.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his dog, Daisy.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Jaime and Daniel Sleper; father Steven Gwin; brothers Austin and Matthew Gwin; grandparents Dan and Jan Pennell, Clark and Sandy Gwin, and David Sleper; his girlfriend, Robbi Wininger; and best friend Richard Todd.

KC was preceded in death by grandmother Ruth Anne “Shan” Pennell; uncle Joel Pennell; and stepgrandmother Elaine Sleper.

Memorial contributions may be made to Austin and Matthew Gwin’s college funds. Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.  



Published Sunday, January 8, 2012

Waldo Cole, 94, of Columbia died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at South Hampton Place.

Mr. Cole was born Oct. 14, 1917, in Columbia. He was married to Margaret Rogers on Sept. 17, 1950, and she preceded him death.

Mr. Cole graduated from Hickman High School, joined the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He worked for 23 years as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.

He is survived by one grandson, two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson.

Mr. Cole had one brother, Walter Cole, who preceded him death.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the charity of your choice.

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


Published Thursday, January 12, 2012

Jewell Hayes Bentley, 66, of Columbia passed into life eternal on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at her home surrounded by her friends and family.

Services will be at noon Saturday, Jan. 14, at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbia. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon at the church.

Jewell Hayes Bentley was born Sept. 4, 1945, in Columbia, the daughter of John and Amanda Williams Hayes.

She is survived by her sons, Tracy Hayes of Columbia and Clarence Bentley of Jefferson City; stepson William Bentley; stepdaughters Sandra Bentley, Joann Stevens and Shirley Ann Griffin of Jefferson City; four brothers, Carl “Jack” Hayes of Wichita, Kan., and his special friend Geraldine Morris, Clarence (Vonnia) Hayes of Las Vegas and the Rev. Raymond (Celestine) Hayes and William (Cornelia) Hayes, both of Columbia; and three sisters, Clara Pauline (James) Harris of Peoria, Ill., Evelyn Lee and Phyllis (John) Williams, all of Columbia.

Condolences may be left at www.htmayfuneralhome.com.
Published Friday, January 13, 2012

Mae Barnes, 95, a longtime Columbia resident, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Andover, Kan.

A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Peace Lutheran Church, located at 405 W. 21st St. in Andover.

Funeral services in Columbia will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Memorial Funeral Home. There will be a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home. Due to the expected cold weather, a committal ceremony in lieu of graveside services will be held immediately following in Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

Mae was born in Clarksville, Iowa, Dec. 14, 1916, to Roy and Laura Louise Conn Doty. On Jan.16, 1943, she married John T. Barnes Jr., in Little Rock, Ark., and he survives.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by her two sons, John T. “Jay” Barnes III (Shirley) of Wichita, Kan., and Robert Gene “Bob” Barnes (Susan) of Fair Grove; two grandchildren, Jason Lee Barnes (Rachel) of Springfield and Shanyn Mae Barton (Travis) of Fair Grove; and two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Kailynn Barton of Fair Grove.

Mae was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.

Memorial donations in Mae’s name are encouraged by the family for the charity of your choice.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Published Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lisbeth Kay Yasuda, 33, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after a courageous battle against the most difficult case of lymphoma, closing her brilliant life with grace and peace with God.

A celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at First Baptist Church in Columbia, with a reception to follow.


Lisbeth was born Nov. 30, 1978, in Rolla to Hirotsugu Koge Yasuda and Gerda Lisbeth Yasuda.

She graduated from Hickman High School in 1997 and from MU in 2005.

Lisbeth’s passion was music — violin and piano, which she was teaching to all ages. She also was a musician at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. For several years, she worked at Dryer Shoe Store in Columbia because she loved shoes and serving people.

She is survived by her parents; two brothers, Ken Eric Yasuda and wife Soyoun and Akira Yasuda; and other relatives in Sweden, Germany, Japan and Korea.

Instead of flowers, a donation to the youth group activity fund at First Baptist Church will be appreciated.


Published Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jerry Wayne Thornton, 74, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.

Interment was today in Columbia Cemetery.

Jerry was born on Aug. 1, 1937, in Columbia to Roy and Theresa Pierce Thornton.

He is survived by his sister, Doris Schneider of Boise, Idaho; and his brother, Allen Dale Thornton (Jan) of Mission, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Charles and Ted Thornton.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Mary Lee Caldwell Brewster died in Surprise, AZ in January. She lived with her daughter. Although moving to Arizona many years ago, she attended several '43 Kewpie class reunions.

Mary Lee Brewster, 86, passed away on January 19, 2012 in Surprise, AZ. Mary moved to AZ 62 years ago from MO. She is retired from South Mountain High School.

She is survived by her daughters, Karen (Jim), Darla (Ron) and Mary (K.C.); 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren and her siblings, Ruthann and Don both of MO. Mary is preceded in death by her daughter, LuAnn.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at Arizona Community Church 9325 S Rural Rd in Tempe.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Grace Community Church or Hospice of the Valley . Arrangements entrusted to Tempe Mortuary.
Published Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lloyd B. Douglas, 86, of Ashland passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Fairview Cemetery.

Lloyd was born June 1, 1925, in Columbia to Charles and Elsie Douglas. He married Marilyn Le Sieur on March 2, 1947, after serving in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee during World War II. He was the grain elevator manager at Farmway Co-op for 33 years and worked at the Tribune for several years after retirement. He was a member of Olivet Christian Church.

He is survived by Katherine Mooney, whom he married Sept. 19, 2002; his brother, Garland; son Jerry and wife Pamela of La Mirada, Calif.; grandchildren Stacey Kolzow of Jefferson City and Chad and wife Kristine of La Mirada, Calif.; great-grandchildren Chelsea, Gabrielle, Cal, Samantha, Cole, Sean, Riley and Liam; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn on June 30, 1995; and grandson Jeremy, father of Sean, on Feb. 17, 2003.

Online condolences may be left at nilsonfuneralhome.com.
Published Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Claudine Cook Staats, 86, of Rocheport passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at The Bluffs.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Memorial Funeral Home, with burial following in Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

She was born July 16, 1925, in Boone County, the daughter of the late Claude M. and Jenny Cook. She was united in marriage to Ray Staats on Aug. 2, 1944, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1998.

Mrs. Staats was a graduate of Hickman High School. She was a bank teller for many years. She enjoyed making ceramics and spending time with her family. Mrs. Staats also had a love of going to McDonald’s and Subway to people-watch.

Survivors include her brothers-in law, Wayne Staats and Jerry Mockbee; and several nephews and cousins.

Memorial gifts are suggested to Columbia Second Chance, P.O. Box 10186, Columbia, Mo., 65205.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeand cemetery.com.
Published by Farber & Otteman Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Lola Renfro, 94, of Wall Lake, Iowa, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2012, at Loring Hospital in Sac City, Iowa.
 
Lola was born on March 30, 1917, to Aubrey and Mary (Tempy) Butler in Columbia, MO. She attended school and graduated from Hickman High School with the class of 1935 in Columbia.

Lola married Ira Edward Renfro on August 3, 1936 in Columbia. To this union two children were born: Brenda and Larry. She worked in the filing department at Shelter Insurance in Columbia for 28 years. She retired in 1982 and moved to Wall Lake.

She was active in her church, Trinity Presbyterian Church of Wall Lake for over 29 years, serving on the funeral service committee. Lola loved to play Yahtzee and was very fond of her dogs. She was well known for her wonderful cooking and delicious homemade pies. Lola was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, always cheering on the team whenever she could.
 
Lola is survived by her daughter: Brenda (Roy) Russom of Wall Lake, IA; grandchildren: Reverend Randy (Cathy) Russom of Sac City, IA, Michael (Debra) Russom of Nevada, IA, Julie (Gregg) Davis of Annapolis, MD, Scott Renfro of Columbia, MO, and Suzanne (Mark) Artenrieth of Columbia, MO; great grandchildren: Hillary Russom, Aaron, Abbey, and Brandon Russom, Alex Kirby, Tanner Davis, and Jacob and Sydnie Sobaski; great-great grandchild: Akira Pelletier; and daughter-in-law: Gloria Renfro of Columbia, MO.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband Ira, her parents, her son Larry Renfro, her sisters: Jane (Lloyd) Bittle, Dorothy (Bud) Lewis, and Ruby Butler, and her brothers: Carl Butler, Frank (Margaret) Butler, and Clifford (Ruby) Butler.

Visitation is from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 02, 2012 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Wall Lake, IA and a Memorial Service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment at a later date in Columbia, Missouri.
 
Published Thursday, February 16, 2012

William L. “Sonny” Thornton, 66, of Columbia passed into eternity Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at Parkside Manor in Columbia.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Paul AME Church in Columbia. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

William was born Jan. 14, 1946, to the late Otentha M. Thornton and Turner Smith.

Sonny, or “Bill” by friends, moved to Kansas City in his early 20s. Sonny worked for Riss International and then later the Tiehen Co. Sonny loved to go fishing and was an excellent cook. He also bowled on a league for many years.

He is survived by four children, William of Kansas City, Donna of Augusta, Ga., Domico (Tasha) of Kansas City and Jamaal (Molly) of Columbia; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Shirley Henderson of Wichita, Kan., Nettle Wesley of Pensacola, Fla., and Ethel Jackson of Jefferson City; and one aunt, Willa P. Thornton of Chicago.

Online condolences may be left at www.htmayfuneralhome.com.
Published Sunday, February 26, 2012

Timothy W. Stoffregen, 53, of Regensburg, Germany, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in Germany.

Services were held in Germany.

Timothy was born Aug. 4, 1958, in Chillicothe. He married Rosemarie in 1994.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1976. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in German and creative writing in 1980 and a master's degree in Germanic languages and literature in 1984, both from the University of Missouri. He was a student teacher of German at Hickman High and an assistant instructor in MU's German Department.

He was employed as an English instructor in Duisburg, Germany, and at the University of Regensburg. Since 1999, he was a tour guide for the city of Regensburg.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie; children, Miriam and Fiona.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A fund is being set up for his children. Contact Jeff Westbook, 1976 Kewpie and Tim's best friend since their days at Hickman High School, at jwestbrook@colinsgrp.com.
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on February 14, 2012.

Bonnadell Pendleton, 87, of Topeka, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 12, 2012. Memorial services are pending. For more information, or to leave a message for the family online, visit www.DoveCremation.com.

From Joe Forsee;
Bonnie attended most, if not all, of our class reunions. Her brother, Maurice, also our classmate, died in 1997. Bonnie was a bit more than a year older than little brother, Maurice. They both laughed when relating that their parents held Bonnie back a year so she could walk with Maurice to the country school they attended. So they went through 12 years of school together and graduated together in 1943 from Hickman.

In the late 1940s, Bonnie married Joe Quinones and they lived for a while in New York City where Joe was a pastor of a store-front church, sponsored by the Southern Baptist Convention. Later they divorced and Bonnie moved back to Missouri, then to Topeka where Maurice and his family lived. After Maurice died, she and Maurice's widow, Martha Rae, were a comforting twosome.

Bonnie is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Her desire was to be cremated. Her nephew who looked after her in recent years, said that a Memorial Service would be held at a later date.

Memorial Service for Bonnie Pendleton will be conducted Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Topeka, KS. The address is: 3033 SW MacVicar Ave, Topeka, KS 66611 Phone 785-267-0380.

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From Dove Cremation and Funeral Service of Topeka, Kansas.

Bonnadell (Bonnie) Pendleton, 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on, Sunday, February 12, 2012. Bonnie was born June 15, 1924 in Henley, Mo. She was the daughter of Charles Arthur and Bessie Mabel (Ambrose) Pendleton. She spent her early years in and around the Jefferson City and Columbia Missouri area.

She graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia in 1944. After graduation, she attended Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This is where she met and married Joseph Quinones. Together, they went to New York City where they pastored Grace Baptist Church in Brooklyn for many years. It was during this time she began touching the lives of children. While she had no children of her own, she was instrumental in the lives of numerous young people through her work with the church youth and later for a home for unwed mothers. Bonnie and Joe were later divorced. Bonnie worked as an administrative assistant to the chair of the Pharmacology department at Cornell Medical College from 1973-1986, when she retired.

After retirement, she spent time enjoying her many hobbies. She had a lifelong love of opera, reading, travel, entertaining in her home and dancing. She loved to travel, especially her trips to Australia and Greece. Once she moved to Kansas City, Mo. In 2001, she developed a love for the Kansas City Royals. She loved going to Kaufman Stadium to watch them play.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and her 3 brothers: Nelson, Gene and Maurice. This was a never-ending source of amazement to her as she was a sickly child and her brothers were always strong and healthy, and she outlived them all! She was also preceded in death by Don Pendleton (nephew), Christi Oder (great niece), Greg Hurt (great nephew), Brenlee Lister (great great niece) and Jeremy Pendleton (great great nephew). She is survived by nieces Suzanne Stephens (Jim), Robin ‘Little Bonnie’ Mason (Bob), and nephews Jon Pendleton and Craton Pendleton (Susan). Also great nieces Kelly Mason and Tammy Lister (Nick) and great nephews Keith Stephens (Jill), Kenny Stephens (Tara), Kevin Mason and Kyle Mason. Also surviving are great-great nieces Reese Lister, Katie Stephens, Isabelle Stephens and Sydney Stephens, and great-great nephews Reegen Lister and Cooper Stephens. She was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service held Saturday, Feb. 25th, at First Baptist Church, 3033 SW MacVicar Ave., Topeka, KS at 3:00 PM. Private inurnment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, you may send donations, in her name, to Autumn Home Plus, 747 N.W. Walnut Lane, Topeka, KS 66617 or Grace Hospice, 3715 SW 29th St., Suite 100, Topeka, KS 66614. Messages can be left at dovecremation.com.
Published Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Patricia Fullington Bohanon, 54, of Roxboro, N.C., died Monday morning, Feb. 20, 2012, at Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

A service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Roxboro, with the Rev. Victor Blackwell officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until 1:45 p.m. before the service and other times at the home.

Mrs. Bohanon was a native of Boone County, wife of 31 years to Selvin Curtis Bohanon, who survives, and daughter of the late A.F. Fullington and Juanita Fritz Fullington. She worked at Crown Craft until her health forced her to quit, was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are two daughters, Rebecca Marie Bohanon and Tracey Delaine Bohanon; two sons, Marcus George Grant and Dusty Wayne Bohanon, all of Roxboro; three sisters, Becky Brockelsby, Jo Ellen Rasmussen and Lori Wolfe; two brothers, Johnny and Roy Fullington, all of Missouri; and two grandchildren, Jordan Marie Bohanon and Legion Curtis O'Rilley.

Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home, 1314 N. Main St., Roxboro, N.C., 27573. Online condolences may be made at stricklandfhroxboro.com.


Published Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Timothy William Bunton Jr., 27, of Sturgeon passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Peace United Church of Christ in Hartsburg.

Tim was born Dec. 29, 1984, in Columbia to Timothy Bunton Sr. and Peggy Thurman Bunton, and they survive.

He worked as a carpenter for Coil Construction.

Other survivors include a daughter, Addye Bunton; and a brother, Travis Bunton.

Memorial contributions are suggested to a scholarship fund for Addye Bunton, payable to Peggy Bunton, 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 by Martin Funeral Home of Warrenton MO
Imogene Jewell Smith
(May 19, 1939 - March 2, 2012)

Imogene Jewell Smith of Warrenton, Mo. passed away Friday, March 2, 2012 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Mo. at the age of 72 years

Imogene was born to Elton and Myrtle (nee-Burton) Taylor on May 19, 1939 in Boone County Mo.

She was above all a Pastors wife. She was also a Substitute teacher for several different schools and also a sunday school teacher for her church.

Survivors include her loving husband Pastor Charles E. Smith of Warrenton, Mo., two daughters; Angela Marie Benach (David) of Warrenton, Mo., Rebecca Jane Smith of Warrenton, Mo., one brother; Larry Taylor (Sandy) of Columbia, Mo., three sisters; Kathryn Rule (Andrew) of Columbia, Mo., Betty Lawrence of Columbia, Mo., Phyllis Turk (James) of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Carol Salmon, and an infant brother Emerson Taylor.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 5 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Martin Funeral Home, in Warrenton, Mo. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 10:00 am in Fellowship Baptist Church, Warrenton, Mo. with burial to follow at Nashville Baptist Church Cemetery in Ashland Mo.

In lieu of flowers the family would like memorials made to the Nashville Baptist Church Cemetery C/O Martin Funeral Home, 510 East Main Street, Warrenton, Mo. 63383.

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Billy Jacob Baumgartner, 91, of Columbia passed away Monday, March 5, 2012, at The Bluffs.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Parker Funeral Service. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Billy was born Aug. 25, 1920, in Columbia to William Edward and Minnie Jacob Baumgartner.

He married Rowena Cathey on Aug. 6, 1954, and she preceded him in death on June 26, 2000.

He then married Betty Rubottom, and she survives.

He graduated from Hickman High School and attended Westminster College in Fulton.

Billy served in the U.S. Navy and was at Pearl Harbor during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Betty of Columbia; two sons, Melvin James Baumgartner of Wichita, Kan., and Billy Baumgartner of Las Cruces, N.M.; three daughters, Mary Kennedy and Jean Forrester, both of Columbia, and Janie Yocum of Freemont, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
Published Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Deborah Humfeld, 60, of Springfield passed away Monday, March 19, 2012.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home.

She was born March 9, 1952, to John and Margaret Pollock Richardson in Columbia, the oldest of four children.

She married Jack D. Humfeld on April 12, 1975, and they moved to Springfield, where they raised their two daughters.

He preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 2008. D

ebbie was an active member in her church, St. Elisabeth Anne Seaton, and enjoyed quilting and scrapbooking, spending time with her family and friends and made frequent trips to Big Cedar in Branson.

Debbie is survived by two daughters, Kristina Baker and her husband, James, and Michelle Clayton and her husband, Michael; four grandchildren, Taylor, James Tyler and Trinity Baker and Jack Clayton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Martha Drane Perkins, 86, of Columbia went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Liberty Baptist Church, 7461 N. Brown Station Road. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Martha was born on March 8, 1926, in Columbia to Emmett and Madeline Bowser Wayland, and they preceded her in death.

Martha graduated from Hickman High School in 1944.

On, June 10, 1955, she married L.C. Perkins in Columbia, and he preceded her in death in 1999. She and L.C. were owners and operators of House of Flowers & Gifts for more than 20 years. She and L.C. were charter members of Grace Bible Church, and recently she was attending Liberty Baptist Church.

In retirement, she enjoyed traveling with OAK Tours.

Martha always had a smile for everyone. She loved the Lord, her family and serving others.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Ron and Judy Blacklock of Columbia and Dennis and Cheryl Perkins of Thompson; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Edgar and Don Wayland, and a sister, Nadine Crowell.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or Leukemia Association; 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 by stltoday.com, March 29, 2012

Keller, Juan D. baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection on Monday, March 26, 2012.

Cherished husband of Sandra Keller (nee Solomon); best daddy of Cassandra Anne Keller; loving father of Elspeth (Richard Snyder) Keller, John (Cary) Keller, Katherine Keller, Michael (Ali) Keller and Gregg (Lorie) Keller; dear grandfather of 10; dear brother of Duane (Carol) Keller; Juan was preceded in death by his parents, Irvin A. Keller and Mercedes C. Keller; dear uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many.

Services: A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 31, at 11 a.m. at St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church, 11910 Eddie & Park Road, St. Louis, MO 63126.

Memorial contributions appreciated to The St. Louis Children's Choirs, 2842 North Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO 63131-2311.

Donald R. Skari


1936 - 2012
March 27th on Tuesday morning 7.30am
Medical History: Blood Clots turning into Embolisms then Sepsis.
Found Cancer in lung but felt that had been there a long time, activated by the clots and embolisms Had flown from Baltimore to California two days before feeling pain in his legs, went to Doctor who got hi m to a Vascular Surgeon and morning after the procedure the clots appeared from there on he had 6 weeks, 5 in Rehab to help with the stoke in his leg, was coming on so well we had planned on flying back to the East Coast, but was admitted to the hospital in California and died 5 days later.
Published Friday, March 30, 2012

Jo Ann Smarr, 76, of Columbia passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home.

Jo Ann was born March 2, 1936, in Boone County to Ben N. and Mary E. Gilbert Daly.

She married Earl Smarr on March 16, 1956, in Columbia. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 2010.

Jo Ann is survived by three sons, Bruce Smarr, Dennis Smarr (Juanita) and Andrew Smarr (Lisa); seven grandchildren, Charles Smarr, Jordan Smarr, Zach Dooley, Ashley Smarr, Kyle Smarr, Takoda Smarr and Kaylee Smarr; two great-grandchildren, Ava Bain and Scott Lee Bain; one brother, James Gilbert Daly; and three sisters, Oretha Mayfield, Betty Hardin and Norma Cottle.

Jo Ann was preceded in death by one son, James Earl Smarr; and one brother, Clyde N. Daly.

Memorial contributions may be made to PET Project, 1908 Heriford Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
This obituary was published in the Tulsa World on April 5, 2012.

Former Williams-Agrico Executive Ronald R. Johnson, 84, died Monday, April 2, 2012 in Tulsa. OK.

The son of Jesse and Florence Johnson, he was a native of Columbia, Missouri, graduating from Hickman High School in 1945 where he was awarded all conferences honors as a football running back.

After a stint in the U.S. Navy during World War Two, he returned to Columbia. Johnson and his highschool “sweetheart” Betty Lee Craig attended the University of Missouri together and were wed in June of 1948.

Johnson was graduated from the University in 1950 having majored in Agricultural Economics and Chemistry. He joined The American Agriculture Chemical Co. in St. Louis, MO shortly after graduation and served in various functions in field and middle management throughout the central United States. In 1962, he became Manager of the Company’s East Coast Operations located in Carteret, NJ and the following year was invited to the New York Headquarters to form an International and Export Division, at which time Agrico became a Chemical Division of Continental Oil Co. Johnson was instrumental. in establishing Sales Offices throughout Eastern Europe, South and Central America, the Orient, India, and Australia. His family subsequently joined him in in Australia during his involvement in the successful acquisition of an Australian Pesticide Company.

In 1972, the Conoco Chemical Division was purchased by the Williams Companies and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Johnson was elected Vice President of Agrico in Tulsa. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in 1975, Executive Vice President in 1979 and President of the Fertilizer Division in August 1982. During his Internation- al assignments, Johnson served on a number of International Association Boards. In 1983, Secretary of Agriculture, John Block formed a Committee to study the effects of Government Regulations in advance of the 1985 Farm Bill. Johnson became Chairman of the U.S. Chemical Industry Section of that Committee and subsequently presented the recommendations to President Reagan. In 1985, he was elected Chairman of the prestigious Potash and Phosphate Institute in Atlanta, GA.

Mr. Johnson retired as President of the Agrico Fertilizer Division in 1987 and shortly thereafter moved the family’s principal residence to Lake Wales, Florida. He was a member of the Tulsa Country Club, Lake Wales, Florida Country Club, and a long standing member of The Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa.

Mr. Johnson’s parents and one brother, Howard preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty Craig Johnson, his daughter, Rhonda Carol Johnson, son and daughter-in-law Ronald and Rebekah Johnson of Florida, and grandsons Ronald Jr., Zachary Cole, and Stephen Chase.

A memorial service to celebrate and give thanks for the life of Ronald R. Johnson will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y. or a charitable organization of choice.

Mr. Johnson will be cremated and remains interred at Boston Avenue Columbarium. Moore’s Southlawn 918-663-2233, share memories at www.moorefuneral.com.
Submitted by niece, Ellen Krueger, April 17, 2012.

James Preston Tucker, 73, passed away April 3, 2012 at his home in Jensen Beach, Florida.

James was born on November 29, 1938 at Rocheport, Missouri at the Methodist Parsonage to Rev. Henry DeWitt and Kathleen Estelle (Munro) Tucker. James was welcomed by his siblings: Anna Margaret, Mary Elizabeth, Dan Milton and Frank Munro Tucker.

James grew up in Columbia, Missouri. His father was pastor of the Missouri Methodist and Wilkes Boulevard Methodist churches. James and his family lived on a small acreage on old Highway 40. He attended school in Columbia, graduating from Hickman High School in 1957. Following his graduation he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia graduating in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture.

James lived and worked in Los Angeles County, California, Nashville, Tennessee and Jensen Beach, Florida. While in Nashville he pursued a career in country music as a songwriter and singer. In Jensen Beach, Florida he had a home office called “My Mystic Chronicle.” He performed Palm Reading, Astrological Charts, Reincarnation, Hypnosis and Spirit Guide Readings. For the Jensen Beach Hometown News he wrote a column entitled, “The Spirit Guide.”

His hobbies included genealogy, writing songs and music, and spending time with and calling friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Mary DeVore and Anna Margaret Stroud, brothers; Henry DeWitt Jr Tucker and Frank Munro Tucker.

James is survived by his daughter Stacy and her husband Rob, his brother Dan, his nieces Shirley and Ellen, his nephew Michael and many great and great, great nieces and nephews.

Burial will be in Jensen Beach, Florida.

Published Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sharion Louise Shern, 77, of Clark passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 9, at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Harrisburg. Visitation will be an hour before the service Monday at the funeral home.

Louise was born in Boone County to Oscar E. Niles and Audrey E. Crane Niles.

She married Glen Paul Roberts in 1953, and to this union Raymond Glen and Cindy Louise were born.

She married Charles H. Shern in 1962.

Louise started working at the age of 16 at Central Dairy in downtown Columbia. At 18, she went to work at Ellis Fischel Cancer Hospital, retiring with 39 years of dedicated service. Post-retirement, Louise was a bus driver for the Harrisburg and Sturgeon school districts.

Louise loved living on her farm, raising cattle, horses and her dog, Sassy.

Louise is survived by her daughter, Cindy of Columbia; her brothers, Kenney Niles (Ginny) of Hartsburg and Raymond (Mazie) of Columbia; her sister, Shirley Hague of Hallsville; grandson Billy Dale (Amy); granddaughter Jennifer (Jody); four great-grandchildren, Garrett, Wyatt, Rylee and Brooklyn; and one step-great-grandson, Izik Butts, all of Clark; and several nieces and nephews.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie; her parents; her son; two nephews; and her brother-in-law, Billy Hague.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201, or The Bethlehem Cemetery Fund, c/o John Burks, 7301 Sweringen Road, Harrisburg, Mo., 65256.
Published Friday, April 13, 2012

James Dudley Coats, 63, of Ashland passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at his farm.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Nilson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from noon until the service time Saturday at the funeral home.

James was born on Jan. 16, 1949, in Boone County, the son of Hollis Dudley and Dorothy Jewell Perkins Coats. He married Mary Phillippe on Nov. 7, 1970, in Columbia, and she survives. James worked as an electrician for University Hospital for more than 22 years. His family was his life, and he loved spending time with all of them. He also enjoyed his animals, spending time on his farm and, in his younger years, hunting, fishing and racing cars.

He was always there to help anyone who had a need.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; his mother, Dorothy Jewell Coats; three sons, James Marshall (Angel), Richard Coats (Michon), and Joseph Coats (Priyanka); and seven grandchildren, Amy, Jordan, Evan, Samantha, Caden, Raya and Vijay.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Noah's Ark Animal Hospital and Bird Clinic, 1003 North Fairview Road, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Published Monday, April 16, 2012

Johnny W. Neal Jr., 39, of Columbia passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Parker Funeral Service.

Johnny was born Nov. 20, 1972, in Columbia to John and Carol Neal.

He married Michelle Cornelison on Sept. 29, 2001. John loved spending time with his family and friends, listening to music and surfing the Web.

He is survived by two sons, Cameron and Andrew Neal; parents John and Carol Neal; sister Chasity Neal; his wife, Michelle Neal; niece Addison Neal; nephew Asher Neal; and grandparents Wanda and Bobby Baker.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
Published Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Jerry L. Case, 63, of Columbia passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jerry was born Feb. 12, 1949, in Kirksville to John F. and Leora Eitel Case. He married Sharyn Fry on May 12, 1990, in Columbia.

Jerry had a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in public health administration.

Jerry was an avid fly fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. He learned the art of fly-tying as a child, and it became a passionate hobby.

He loved history and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed making investments and owned several pieces of income property. He drew house blueprints for his own home as well as others. Jerry excelled at being kind, honest and loving. He was loved by everyone who ever met him.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Sharyn; his mother, Leora Case of Columbia; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father; and one brother, John.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Missouri Cancer Associates, 1705 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo., 65201, or to a charity of choice.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Published Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mary Belle Bush Mitchell, 68, formerly of Columbia, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz.

A funeral service was held May 1 at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Tucson. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Friendship Baptist Church, 1707 Smiley Lane in Columbia.

Mary leaves to cherish her memory three sons, DeAngelo of Hawaii and Rodrick and Ronnie of Tucson; one daughter, Angie Pickett (Anthony) of Tucson; eight grandchildren; one brother, Wayne Bush (Mary) of Phillip Ranch, Calif.; and two sisters, Sherry Jefferson (David) of Lincoln, Neb., and Eunice Crum (Herbert) of Columbia.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Georgia Bush; three brothers, Arthur II, Donald and Jim; and one sister, Arthola Brown.

Online memorials may be left at www.eastlawnpalmsmortuary.com.
Published Sunday, May 13, 2012

Elizabeth Batterton Douglass Windmiller, 97, died on Monday, April 23, 2012.

Elizabeth requested no funeral services be held.

She was born March 28, 1915, in Ames, Iowa, to Alleta Batterton and Thomas Rankin Douglass.

The family moved to Boone County in 1919. She drove dirt roads to school in Columbia and graduated from the University of Missouri, with a degree in textiles and fashion.

She recorded vignettes of growing up on a large farm near McBaine in "A Country Life," published in 2001.

She married and raised four children in Columbia. When the children grew older, she taught millinery in the fashion department at Stephens College. She spent her last 37 years living at her lake house on Cedar Creek in rural Boone County.

Elizabeth participated in several organizations: DAR, Delta Delta Delta, King's Daughters, Missouri Symphony Society, Moss Women's League, PEO and Stephens College retired faculty.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to any of the above organizations or one of your preference. Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
Published Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Gladys P. Roth, 98, of Columbia passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at her home.

A visitation to celebrate her life will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Parker Funeral Service. Graveside services will follow at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Columbia Cemetery.

She was a longtime member of First Christian Church, and graveside services will be presided over by the Rev. Jimmy Spear.

Gladys was born Sept. 15, 1913, to E. Claude and Opal Palmer on a farm north of the city. She lived in Columbia all her life.

She married George Roth on Dec. 22, 1935. She lived a long, fulfilling and productive life in Columbia. She was appointed deputy recorder of deeds for Boone County in 1943. She went on to join her husband in real estate in Columbia and spent the next 50 years as a real estate broker. She earned many accolades in real estate over the years and was an exceptional and avid businesswoman. She continued to be involved in the business until she was 90 years old.

Gladys was a very active member of the community, including the King's Daughters and The Daughters of the American Revolution. Her passion was bridge, and she was a fierce competitor. She was a kind, fair and generous person in her business and personal life, and she used her gifts wisely. She spent her remaining years enjoying and bringing joy to all who knew her.

She is survived by three children, Carolyn Boucher of St. Louis, Vicki Connelly of Kansas City and Dudley Roth of Columbia; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Roth; and a son, George Ronald Roth.

Gladys' family would like to thank all those who looked after her care in the last years of her life and especially thank the wonderful nurses and all at Boone Hospital Hospice for allowing us to keep her with us at the home she loved.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Boone Hospital Hospice, 601 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
Published Sunday, May 13, 2012

John Dudley Burdick Jr., 79, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012, at his home.

He was born Dec. 11, 1932, in Calwood, the son of John Dudley Burdick Sr. and Clarice Jewel (Breckenridge) Burdick.

John married Helga Irma Paula Hösch on Oct. 15, 1954, in Stuttgart, Germany. They were married for 49 years.

He went to high school at David Hickman in Columbia until he entered the service during his senior year. He was stationed in Germany, and in 1961 he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. John was employed with Kroger for 27 years and worked for Square D until retirement.

Survivors include five children, Jimmie E. Hoesch and Elizabeth K. Burdick of Columbia, John D. Burdick III of New Albany, Ind., Susan J. Smith of Mansfield and Marie J. McBee of Higbee; one sister, Hazel Cook of Columbia; two brothers, Robert N. Burdick of Columbia and Larry D. Burdick of Florissant; eight grandchildren; and thirteen great-grand children.

His wife and parents preceded him in death.

John was greatly loved and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Published Thursday, May 3, 2012

John Albert "Jerry" Epple Jr., 85, passed from this earthly life Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Kansas City.

A memorial celebration will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Wesley Chapel of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., with visitation preceding. The Revs. Adam Hamilton, Karla Woodward and Wendy Lyons-Chrostek will preside. A brief service of remembrance will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in Memorial Chapel at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia, followed by internment, with the Rev. James Bryan presiding. The family will welcome guests in the reception rooms at Memorial Funeral Home immediately after the burial.

Mr. Epple was born to John Albert Epple and Elizabeth King Epple on Dec. 25, 1926, in Fayette. The family moved to Columbia in 1927, where he attended Lee Elementary School, Hickman High School and the University of Missouri. It was there that he met his wife, the former Jeanne Vinyard. They were united in marriage in 1950.

The Epples spent most of their lives in Columbia.

Mr. Epple was a graduate of the University of Missouri College of Engineering and was a civil engineer. He worked alongside his father and brother in their family business, John A. Epple Construction Co. Together, they built or participated in the construction of many notable buildings in Central Missouri, including the Winston Churchill Memorial Chapel, Missouri United Methodist Church, Boone Hospital Center and the Firestone-Baars Chapel, designed by Earo Saarinen.

The company also built many buildings on the university campus, including the south wing of Memorial Union, a renovation of Jesse Hall and University Hospital.

Mr. Epple was honored to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his initial training, he was assigned to a small, specialized unit stationed in Philadelphia, where he studied Japanese and worked on code detection and decoding.

After retiring from the construction business, Mr. Epple served as a trust officer at Boone County National Bank.

He was active in civic life and served on the Missouri Housing Commission and on the Columbia Board of Adjustment.

He was a member of the Missouri Republican State Committee, Rotary Club, the MU Jefferson Club and was a lifetime member of the MU Alumni Association.

Mr. Epple served on the building committee of the Don Reynolds Alumni Center on the university campus.

He was active in the congregation of Missouri United Methodist Church, where he served in leadership, and was later a member of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan.

After retirement, Mr. Epple served the people of Boone County as public administrator, acting as guardian for those who had no other advocate, many of whom were wards of the county.

Mr. Epple is survived by his devoted wife of nearly 62 years, Jeanne V. Epple of Kansas City; his loving children, Elizabeth J. Epple of Leawood, John A. Epple III of St. Louis, Constance Epple Stella (Reid) of Kansas City and Margaret Epple Gilk (Tobias) of Overland Park, Kan.; eight grandchildren, John A. Epple IV, Zachary Epple, Benjamin Epple, Victoria Epple, Samuel Stella, Olivia Stella, Francesca Stella and Helena Gilk; and nieces, nephews and cousins across the country.

Mr. Epple was preceded in death by his brothers, Dr. Lawrence K. Epple and Robert C. Epple; and his sister-in-law, Dr. Katherine Christman Epple.

To celebrate Mr. Epple's life and in lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations be made to the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Ave., Leawood, Kan., 66224, or to Kansas City Hospice, 9221 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Mo., 64114.

Condolences may be left online at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com.


Published Sunday, May 6, 2012

Charles Irwin Duncan, 62, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Columbia, died Thursday, May 3, 2012.

A gathering of Mr. Duncan's family and friends to celebrate his life will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 7, at McEwen Funeral Service-Pineville Chapel in North Carolina.

He was born Dec. 23, 1949, the son of Ida Lee Ellis Duncan and the late Russell Bertis Duncan.

Mr. Duncan graduated from the University of Missouri and served in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife, Constance Ericson Duncan; their sons, Michael Paul Duncan (Hiromi) and Donald Edward Ericson Duncan; daughter Jessica Linn Parry (Brian); and grandsons Michael and Christopher Parry. Mr. Duncan also is survived by his sister, Pat Phillips; and his brothers, Joe Buffon (Mary), Robert Duncan (Vicki) and Gene Buffon (Diane).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces or the Humane Society of Charlotte.
Published by Arnold Funeral Home May 8, 2012

Darriel E. Douglas
(October 11, 1948 - May 6, 2012)
Darriel Edward Douglas was born in Columbia, MO on October 11, 1948 and died unexpectedly on May 6, 2012, in Mexico MO.
A visitation will be held at Arnold Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Terry Kukuk officiating. Inurnment will immediately follow in the First Presbyterian Church Columbarium.

Darriel is survived by his wife of 41 years, Janice Arlene Rimmer Douglas; his daughter Nikol Douglas Terrill of Prairie Village, KS, son-in-law Adam and grandchildren Brooklyn and Price; and his son Brett Douglas of Costa Mesa, CA. He also is survived by his mother, Lois Dean Douglas; his brothers Ken (Ruby) Douglas, John (Sally Bokal) Douglas and Denny (Sherry) Douglas; his mother-in-law Irene Rimmer; and sister-in-law Patty (John) Evans. He is preceded in death by his father George Louis Douglas.

Darriel graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia MO in 1966, and earned an Associate of General Education from Crowder College, followed by three degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia: Bachelor of Science of Education in 1970; Masters of Education in 1977; and Educational Specialist in 1989.

After completion of his bachelor’s degree in August 1970, Darriel and his new wife Janice moved to Mexico. Janice drove the packed Volkswagen convertible and Darriel rode his 650 Triumph motorcycle. The original plan was to teach in Mexico only long enough to get back to their hometown of Columbia MO. Thirty-four years later, Darriel retired from Mexico High School- the same place where he student taught and his career in education began.

During his time at Mexico High School, Darriel was a teacher, chairman of the English department, head varsity track coach, assistant principal and principal. On most days at Mexico High, Darriel felt as though he had the best job in the whole world. He was the kind of educator a kid wanted to work hard for. He believed you were better than you were and convinced you of the same. He was often heard saying “Mexico High is one of the best comprehensive high schools in Missouri,” and he believed it!

Darriel was a loyal friend and a dedicated husband and father. He assumed the best in everyone. He was a very hopeful and optimistic person and made a difference in countless lives and generations of Mexico families.

He was a long time member and officer of the Mexico Optimist Club and the First Presbyterian Church. Darriel was Chairman of the Audrain Developmental Disabilities Services Board of Directors and a former member of the Mexico Jaycees. Darriel loved to hunt with his beloved friends.

Significant professional and personal honors include: scholarship to be editor of college newspaper; Fellowship to Missouri Writing Project I and Project III; Vice-President and President of Mexico Community Teachers’ Association; first teacher to receive the Employee of the Month at Mexico High School; Secretary of Missouri Association of Teachers of English; Northeast District Teachers’ Association Nominating Committee; President, Vice-President, Secretary for MOMEX Area Principals Association; Secretary to Northeast District Principals’ Association; MASSP Dual Credit Committee which met with the Coordinating Board of High Education; selected Consummate Professional by the MASSP; published poet; Chairman of the Board of Audrain Developmental Disability Services; 2004 Honorary Graduate of Mexico Senior High School and Pioneer in Education recipient from the Mexico Public Schools.

Honorary pallbearers include Ronnie Gipson, Barry Hacker, Gary Keith, Jim Kropf, Roy Moeller, Marty Hildebrand, Russell Runge, Jim Stubblefield, Glenn Wheeler and David Wilkinson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Mexico Booster Club for the track program, Mexico Optimist Club, Audrain Developmental Disabilities Services, First Presbyterian Church or the organization of your choice.
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Gary Wayne Elder, 60, of Ridgecrest, Calif., passed away suddenly on Monday, May 7, 2012.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave. in Columbia. A time of gathering for family and friends will follow the service.

Gary was born Nov. 30, 1951, to James and Jaunita Griggs Elder, and they preceded him in death.

Gary held many jobs in his lifetime, but his passion always remained with teaching and mentoring. He was an outstanding special education teacher who often spent his own money in creating incentives to encourage each student to work hard and to give his or her best effort.

While most teachers focus on teaching only academics, Gary also concentrated on teaching important social skills so that his students could function successfully in society both in the business and social worlds. He was a firm believer in not leaving any child behind. He worked tirelessly to leave a positive impact on his students. Gary was dearly loved and respected by his students and his colleagues.

He was a gifted man who loved living life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by many.

Survivors include two sons, Jason and David Elder of St. Charles; two sisters, Patsy Wyatt (Bill) and Judy Lytle (Bob); and an aunt, Mildred Pomie, all of Columbia.

He also was a dear uncle, cousin, stepdad, grandpa, teacher, mentor and friend to many.

Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com.
Published Thursday, May 10, 2012

Robert "Bob" Pauley Jr., 89, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Memorial Funeral Home, with a visitation beginning at 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Bob was born March 28, 1923, in Columbia to Robert L. and Edna Pearl Barnes Pauley. On June 29, 1947, he married Mary Durham in Columbia, and she preceded him in death.

He owned and operated Bob Pauley Electric for more than six decades. He was a member of VFW Post 280 and enjoyed bowling.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Margery Bolerjack and family of Columbia; his daughter, Linda Harpham (Tom) of Columbia; grandchildren Michele Redmon of Stoutsville and Robert Bittle of Columbia; great-grandchildren Kayla Redmon of Lesterville, Dustin and Taylor Redmon of Stoutsville, Elizabeth and Katelyn Ivicsics, and Ethan Cash, all of Columbia; and son-in-law Jim Kribbs of Columbia.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Kribbs; two brothers, William and Howard Pauley; two sisters, Vernice Walden and Bertha Pauley; and his parents.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Published Friday, May 18, 2012

David "Blair" Alan Blair, 54, of Columbia passed away Monday, May 14, 2012, at his home.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of David's life at 6 p.m. Saturday at David's favorite hangout, The Deuce Pub and Pit.

David was born Sept. 26, 1957, to George W. Blair and Chloe Ann Minor.

David was a graduate of Hickman High School and worked in transportation for most of his life, most recently as a shuttle driver for MO-X in Columbia. He was known for his great smiles, entertaining stories and was a friend to anyone who knew him. He could be found in front of a TV on any given football Sunday cheering on his beloved Packers.

David is survived by lifelong friend Tonia Garver and her children, Matthew Jones and Talia Garver and Talia's son, Zane Garver; Ms. Gladys Garver; cousins Larry Woods, Leslie Creath-Roby, Lisa Nelson, William Woods and Matthew Woods; and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
Published Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ethel L. Todd, 79, of Marceline passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at First Christian Church in Columbia. Interment will follow at Columbia Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Ethel was born Sept. 9, 1932, to Paul Herman and Frona Violet (Wells) Sims in Hartsburg. Ethel graduated from Hickman High School in 1950 and later worked as a switchboard operator for the phone company. On Aug. 1, 1952, she married the Rev. Joseph Todd and was a dedicated pastor's wife. Ethel also was a member of Royal Neighbors.

She is survived by her son, David Todd (Susan) of Perry; her daughters, Deborah Roberts (Michael) of Branson, Susan Mansell (Ronald) of Odessa, and Mary Stuart (Matthew) of Queen City; brother Harold Sims (Fern) of Columbia; sister Linda Kay Hankins (Dan) of Kansas City; sisters-in-law Norma Sims of North Carolina and Priscilla Sims of Washington; grandchildren Timothy Roberts, Gary Mansell and Joseph Mansell, all of Odessa, Amy Stuart and Tommy Stuart, both of Queen City, Michael Joe Roberts (Lorri) of Rolla, Jonathan Roberts of Branson, Joanna Todd, Joe Ben Todd and Jesse Todd, all of Perry, Linda Eisenlohr (Joseph) of Raytown and John David Todd (Kristi) of Grimes, Iowa; and great-grandchildren Nichole Roberts of Rolla, Kayla Mansell of Odessa, Adelia and Gracelyn Eisenlohr, both of Raytown, and Katy Todd of Grimes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and two brothers, Paul Jr. and Benjamin.

Memorial contributions can be made in Ethel's name to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH Neurological Institute, P.O. Box 5801, Bethesda, Md., 20824.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Published Thursday, May 31, 2012

Virginia "Ginny" Lee Starks, 67, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at home.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ginny was born on Jan. 10, 1945, to Ruth McBaine Harris in Boone County. She was a longtime resident of Columbia and a graduate of Hickman High School. She married Stan Starks on March 27, 1971, in Columbia, and he survives. Ginny enjoyed quilting, golf, Bunko and sharing hospitality with her family and friends.

In addition to her loving husband, Ginny is survived by her sons, Gary Vaught, Jason Starks (Heather), both of Columbia, and Ronald "Dino" Vaught of St. Louis; her sister, Donna Barnhart (Rodney) of Columbia; three grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Harris.

Memorial donations are suggested to The ALS Association, Keith Worthington Chapter, 6950 Mission Road, Suite 210, Mission, Kan., 66202.

Online tributes may be left at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Obituary from High Point Funeral Home and Crematorium of Memphis, Tennessee.

Doris Brown Wright was born in Boone County, MO in 1922. She was in the class of 1941 at Hickman High in Columbia, MO. After World War II she met and married R. Linwood Wright. They moved to Memphis and lived there from the early 1950's until his death in 2006.

Doris moved to San Antonio, TX, where she resided until her death May 29, 2012.

She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Mary Brown and her brother Richard of Columbia, MO. She is survived by her children Rhonda Dowdy and husband Reeder of San Antonio, TX, Randy Wright of Southaven, MS and Rhodell Wright of Bartlett, TN. Also surviving Doris are her four grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren. She has a sister Jenny Strawn and sister-in-law Delores Wright living in Columbia, MO and Jean Wright of Pensacola, FL. Doris has many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed.

The family will receive their friends from 10am-12pm Monday June 4, 2012 with funeral services to follow all in the West Prayer Chapel of the High Point Funeral Home & Crematorium, 3788 Summer Ave., Memphis. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Southwoods Cemetery of Memphis.

Visitation: Monday, Jun. 4, 2012
Service: Monday, Jun. 4, 2012
Cemetery: Memorial Park Southwoods Cemetery
Published Sunday, June 3, 2012

Gary Lee Logan, 60, of Columbia entered his eternal home on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Family was present with him at Columbia Manor, where he had resided for two months.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Logan was born on May 22, 1952, in Columbia to Byron and Pauline Logan.

He was a 1970 graduate of Hickman High School and completed a course in electrical technology in 1972 at Linn Technical School in Linn.

An illness, which began when Gary was a young adult, altered the course of his life, but his interest in science, technology and math persisted for many years. Gary was proficient on the guitar, enjoyed music, loved his family and was a serious student of the Bible. His life reflected a deep trust in God in all circumstances.

Mr. Logan was preceded in death by his parents, his aunts and uncles and a first cousin.

He is survived by two brothers, Ron and Dearl; and his sister-in-law, Susanne; as well as three nephews, one niece, four great-nieces, one great-nephew and numerous friends.

Memorial gifts may be made to Harambee House, where Gary lived for 13 years, or to Hospice Advantage, both of Columbia.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
Published Saturday, June 2, 2012

Jimmie W. Algiere, 71, of Columbia passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012, at home surrounded by friends and family.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Jacksonville Veterans Cemetery.

Jimmie was born on May 3, 1941, in Columbia.

He worked at University Hospital for 22 years, as well as at Columbia College for several years. Jimmie served his country well as a U.S. Marine.

Jimmie is survived by Dottie Algiere; his daughter, Charissa Elizabeth Algiere of Columbia; stepdaughter, Carla Brooner of New York; and three siblings, Thomas Albert Algiere (Vivian) and Linda Joyce Algiere, both of Columbia, and Virginia Newton of Florida.

Online tributes may be left at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Published Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Marie Decker Brown, 51, of Columbia passed away Monday, June 4, 2012, at her home.

No services are planned.Marie was born on July 4, 1960, in Syracuse, N.Y.

She graduated from Hickman High School in 1978 and attended the University of Missouri.

She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Lineberry and husband Josh of Clatskanie, Ore.; her parents, Dick and Fortune Campbell of Columbia, and Jim and Rowena Wood of Monterey, Calif.; sister Leslie Decker and brother John Decker, both of Columbia; sister Stacey Steffens of San Jose, Calif.; brother Steven Klinge of Monterey; and her grandmothers, Nora Harrop of Columbia and Linda Villasenor of Carlsbad, Calif.

Marie will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Online condolences may be left for Marie's family at heartlandcremation.com.
Published Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thelma L. Halbert, 89, of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012, at her residence because of heart failure.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the funeral service at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 25, 1923, in Boone County, to the late Ora and Abbie Griffin Ankrom.

She moved to Frostproof, Fla., from the Lake of the Ozarks in 1985.

Thelma was retired from the University of Missouri, a longtime member of Grandview Baptist Church in Centralia and First Baptist Church in Frostproof, Fla. She enjoyed singing in the choir, yardwork and traveling.

Survivors include her son Buddie J. Halbert and his wife, Relda, of Tallahassee, Fla.; a sister, Mary Grace Kircher of New Franklin; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond R. Halbert, in 2009; and her son Anthony "Tony" Halbert in 1995.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Grandview Baptist Church, 8300 N. Route Z, Centralia, Mo., 65240.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
 
Published Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Linden Trial, 61, of Columbia passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012.

A private memorial was held.

The daughter of George and Ruth Wallace Trial, Linden was born June 21, 1950, in Kansas City. As a child, she lived in Saudi Arabia, where her father worked for the Arabian American Oil Co. until 1959, when the family moved back to the United States and settled in Columbia.

Linden graduated from Hickman High School in 1968 and received a bachelor's degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri in 1972 and a master's degree in entomology from MU in 1980.

She worked for the Missouri Department of Conservation from 1972 until her retirement in 1999. She spent her first years on benthic entomology projects and specialized in adult dragonfly research during the last third of her working years. Her career afforded her the opportunity to explore the streams and woodlands in nearly every county in Missouri. An avid field researcher, Linden discovered the rare species Hines Emerald dragonfly in Reynolds County in 1999. She also authored a number of articles published in the Missouri Conservationist magazine. Her contributions to dragonfly and native species data are widely used in both state and national conservation and preservation projects and can be found in the database maintained by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Linden made her home on a farm just outside Columbia, where she cultivated native wildflowers, tall-grass prairie plants and other native species. She was a member of the Missouri Wildflower Association and volunteered for Missouri Prairie Foundation projects. For several years, Linden was a member of the Missouri Goat Producers Association, raising goats and making goat cheeses.

She had a talent for handcrafts, especially decorative gourds, was an active member of the Show-Me Gourd Society and participated in many workshops and exhibitions. She also worked in ceramics, mosaics and watercolor.

A lover of reading, Linden was a great supporter of Daniel Boone Regional Library and supported MU as a life member of the alumni association.

Despite a diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2002 and years of surgery and chemotherapy, she continued her artwork and nature preservation. Throughout her life, she was a generous contributor to charities that included KBIA, the American Cancer Society, Feeding America and many others.

Linden is survived by her brother, Mike Trial; and four stepsisters, Pat Kirkpatrick, Janice Schuerman, Sandy Yates and Arlene Hensley.

Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be left for Linden's family at heartlandcremation.com
Published Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Virgil R. Moore, 89, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Virgil was born Aug. 25, 1922, in Imboden, Ark., to Elvin P. and Clara Simons Moore. He married Hilda Bozarth on July 7, 1945, and she survives.

Virgil graduated from Hickman High School in the Class of 1941. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942-45. He flew 19 missions before being shot down and becoming a German prisoner of war for 14 months. Virgil was a Purple Heart recipient.

He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1981 after 34 years. He then worked part time for several years for the University of Missouri Athletics Department as a mail carrier.

He was a member of Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church, Twilight Lodge No.114 AF&AM, American Legion, VFW Post 280, Central Missouri POWs and the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include his wife, Hilda of Columbia; a son, Allen R. Moore of Rocky Mount; a daughter, Jan Holden and husband Wayne of Columbia; a brother, Frank Moore and wife Katy of Columbia; a sister, Luci Dannar of Columbia; grandchildren Darrah Kasicki and husband Kirk of St. Louis and Emily Clark and husband Kevin of Columbia; great-grandchildren Emma Grace Kasicki, Hayden Clark and Jack Clark; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter-in-law, Nancy Moore.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Central Missouri Honor Flight or Wonderland Camp.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
Published by Beall Funeral Home, 6512 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20715

October 9, 1934 - June 16, 2012
John "Pop Pop" Russey suffered from cardiac arrest and passed away at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD. He was a loving and devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather.

John was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After college, he served as Captain in the U.S. Army.

He retired in 2005 from a career in Aerospace Engineering. His career allowed him to live around the world before settling down in Maryland where he retired. He loved spending time with his family, especially his young grandchildren. He and Masaye, his wife of nearly 50 years, were avid swing dancers who enjoyed frequent trips to New York City. John also collected antique clocks, many of which were purchased during his extensive travels abroad. He had also recently started collecting wine.

John will be forever remembered for his loyalty, warm heart, infectious smile and wonderful sense of humor.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to American Heart Association in his honor.

To make a donation please visit:
http://honor.americanheart.org/goto/johnwrussey

Memorial Gathering
Monday July 2, 2012, 12:00 - 2:00, Beall Funeral Home

Interment
Monday July 2, 2012, 2:30, Maryland Veterans Cemetery Chapel-Crownsville
Published Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Robert "Bob" I. Musgrave, 78, of Hoboken, N.J., passed away at his home on Sunday, June 17, 2012.
Failla Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements, with internment planned for a later date in Connecticut at the military cemetery.
Bob was born on Jan. 7, 1934, in Columbia.
Bob grew up in Columbia and attended Hickman High School, graduating in 1952. He was part of the undefeated 1951 Hickman football team. Bob was recognized as a 1952 high school All-American quarterback.

During his college years at the University of Missouri, Bob was an All-Time letterman in football 1953-54, All-Time letterman in baseball 1954-56 and was drafted out of MU by the Orioles in 1956. Bob was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 with the entire MU baseball team that won the College World Series in 1954.

The entire Musgrave family were MU fans, with C.W. Musgrave managing the college bookstore and Bob's brother, Jim, also graduating from MU with a degree in engineering. Bob's mother, Pearl, was the founding manager of the Stephens College Bookstore.

The Air Force called Bob into service in the fall of 1956, and he served from 1956-1961. He was a pilot with the Strategic Air Command.
Bob was a journalist by profession. He retired from AT&T after 32 years of employment. He was a member of the Elks and also volunteered for various charitable organizations throughout the years.

Bob is survived by special friend Ondine Bennett and her daughters and eight grandchildren, who adored him; sister Eleanor Musgrave Mires and husband Jack of Whittier, Calif.; brother James R. Musgrave (Jim) of Westlake, Ohio.; cousins Nan Musgrave Olson and Sherri Musgrave Andrews; five nieces; three nephews; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Willis (C.W.) and Pearl Marie (Allison) Musgrave of Columbia; sister, Margaret Noel and husband Jim; sister-in-law, Nancy Mountjoy Musgrave; and his only son, Christian Robert Musgrave of Chappaqua, N.Y.
Contributions or memorials may be made to Hickman High School Athletics Department, designated for the football program; the University of Missouri Athletic Department; or the charity of your choice.
Published Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Charles Everett Merideth, 86, of Columbia passed away Monday, June 18, 2012 at his home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at Parker Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday with a Masonic service at the funeral home.

Charles was born Jan. 13, 1926, in Boone County to Eugene and Willie Mae Baumgartner Merideth, and they preceded him in death. He was married to Jean Alspaw Merideth for 38 years.

He is survived by their six children, Reuben Eugene Merideth of Tucson, Ariz., Charles Kenneth Merideth of Kansas City, John Ricky Merideth of Columbia, Russell Montgomery Merideth and wife Wanda of Columbia, Gregory Scott Merideth and wife Lisa of O'Fallon, and Margie Ann McNary and husband Koy of Columbia. He later married Mary Alice Simon, and he is survived by her children, Craig Simon and wife Shelly and Matthew Simon, all of Columbia, Barb Koczyk of Virginia and Julie Anderson of South Carolina. In addition, Charles is survived by brothers J.B. Merideth of the state of California and George Merideth of Millersburg; and sister Mary Jean Arrandale of Columbia.

Charles was a 1943 graduate of Hickman High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II along with his five brothers and four brother-in-laws. He was stationed on the U.S.S. Phoenix. After serving our country, he worked as a meat cutter in the Columbia area for 46 years. He adored his 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, all of whom survive. In his earlier years, Charles looked forward to spending time with his brothers during the annual quail-hunting season, then hunting with his sons as they grew older. Later in life, he enjoyed spending time working on the farms raising shorthorn cattle. Charles was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and he enjoyed having lunch at the Columbia Senior Activity Center.

He was preceded in death by brothers Jack, Jim and Buck Merideth; and sisters Julie Stewart, Maxine Johnson and Virginia Longmire.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Betty Jacobs Fund, which provides support for Hickman High School students, or the Masonic Foundation for Children.

Online condolences can be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
Published Friday, June 22, 2012


Larry Joe Starke, 65, of Columbia went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at South Hampton Place.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of the service Saturday.

Larry was born April 20, 1947, in Columbia to Joe and Emma Fern Byers Starke, and they preceded him in death.

Larry was a 1966 graduate of Hickman High School. He served in the U. S. Army from 1968 to 1970 in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. Larry worked for the Columbia Fire Department for many years and also worked at the municipal building. He retired from the city in 2009. Larry also did part-time work for The Downtown District.

Everyone loved Larry, and he loved them, too. He was a sweet man and loved people.

Survivors include a sister, Betty Wetmore and husband Rich of Columbia; a brother, Bob Starke of Thompson; nephews Scott Wetmore, Greg Wetmore and Dalton Starke; a niece, Angie Starke; and several cousins.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Larry's family, making checks to Betty Wetmore, 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 Friday, June 29, 2012

Sandra Payne, 57, of Columbia entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 25, 2012, at Columbia Healthcare.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery.

Sandra Payne was born Dec. 29, 1954, in Columbia, the daughter of James Payne Sr. and Frances Allen.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Odell Versey; one son, Monzell Payne; one daughter, Lathissa Folkes; four brothers, James Payne, Marvin Payne, David Payne and Maurice Payne; and two sisters, Jessica Hickem and Donetta Cross.

Online condolences may be left at www.htmayfuneralhome.com.
Published Sunday, July 8, 2012

Danielle McClain, 36, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Friendship Baptist Church.

Danielle was born Sept. 8, 1975, in Columbia to Payton Matthews and Doris McClain.

Danielle is survived by her parents; her children, Deontre Stewart, Donee Kent and Dashayla Stewart; one brother; five sisters; and many other loving friends and family members.
Published Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Spc. Zane Thompson Lee, 20, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012, in Indianapolis surrounded by his loving family and comrades.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Columbia Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from noon until time of service Saturday.

Zane was born Jan. 9, 1992, in Columbia to John and Cecilia Wolfmeier Lee.

He was involved in Scouting, and, in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, he received his Eagle Scout in 2009. Zane began his military service in 2009 with the U. S. Army Reserves 7228 Medical Support Unit in Columbia. He was a 2010 graduate of Hickman High School and was accepted to Columbia College on May 31, 2012.

Survivors include his parents; his sister, Jordan; his fiancée, Katelyn Cockrell and her family, Jerry, April and Kortney Cockrell; his grandparents, Charles and Carol Lee of Columbia and Gene and Edith Wolfmeier of Fulton; great-grandfather Raymond Lee of Columbia; uncles Jim Lee and wife Christy of Centralia, Mike Lee and wife Wendy of Pfafftown, N.C., and Mike Wolfmeier and wife Dianne of Fulton; cousins Boone, Britlyn and Piper Lee of Centralia, Regan and Chase Lee of Pfafftown and Kalyn and Bryce Wolfmeier of Fulton; and his canine companion, Jack.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Lavenia Lee.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Mid-Missouri Honor Flight, Boy Scouts of America — Great Rivers Council, Central Missouri Humane Society or the U. S. Army Family Readiness Group of Columbia; 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 Friday, July 13, 2012

Floyd E. Elder, 86, of Anderson, Ind., passed away Monday, July 9, 2012, at Community Hospital after an extended illness.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 16, at Newcomer's Longview Funeral Home in Kansas City, with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will follow at Longview Memorial Gardens.

He was born Oct. 30, 1925, in Columbia, the son of William H. and Hatty M. (Carnes) Elder.
Floyd served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by three children, Timothy Elder, Douglas (Georgette) Elder and Dayna Jo Middleton; step-daughter, Rebecca Cox; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, William Elder.

Online condolences can be left at www.brownbutzdiedring.com.
Published Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Elizabeth Acheson Bauer Kaminski, 84, died Monday, July 16, 2012.

A memorial was held Saturday, July 21, in Santa Clara, Calif.

Her cremains will be placed in a niche at Tahoma National Cemetery in unincorporated King County, Wash.

Born in St. Louis, Liz grew up in Columbia, where her father, Royal Daniel Michael Bauer, married to Helen Elizabeth Clark Bauer, taught at the University of Missouri as an accounting professor.

After graduation from Hickman High School in 1945,

Liz attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., where she received her bachelor's degree in music.

She married Edward W. Kaminski of Chicago on Sept. 4, 1948, at Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia, and the couple had three children, Kathleen Elizabeth (Kear), Michael Edward and Charles David.

Liz is survived by her family as well as seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

Stephen Elder, 65, of Ashland passed from this life Tuesday, July 17, 2012, leaving his spouse of 44 years, Beverly Acton Elder.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 20, at Nashville Baptist Church, with visitation preceding at 9 a.m.

He also is survived by a son, Rusty Elder of Columbia; a daughter, Pamela Fox, son-in-law Gregg Fox and three granddaughters of South Dakota; a brother, Ron Elder; and a sister, Diane Odom of the St. Louis area.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nashville Baptist Church.

Funeral is arranged through Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Joan "Joanie" Fontaine McKee-Harper, 54, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura, Calif. A sparkling light has vanished from our world.

The funeral service was held in Santa Barbara, Calif., followed by the interment.

Born June 1, 1958, in Boonville, Joanie was the daughter of Helen Jackmon and Bobby Lawson.

Joanie was raised in Fayette, where she attended Fayette R-III Schools. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Fayette. Her family later moved to Columbia, where she graduated from Hickman High School. After graduation, Joanie was employed with Boone Hospital Center and the University of Missouri's Campus Food Service. Joanie later moved to California, where she had worked in retail sales.

A devoted mother, Joanie's dedication to her children was prominent in her daily life. Her radiant smile and witty sense of humor will be greatly missed by all. Joanie enjoyed collecting beautiful angels and crosses with inspirational messages. She loved and trusted in the Lord.

Joanie is survived by her children, Cryshauna McKee, Relicia Harper, Raphael Harper and Ramon Harper of Ventura, Calif.; a grandchild; her mother, Helen Jackmon of Wichita, Kan.; father, Bobby Lawson of Columbia; sisters, Elesia Gallop and husband Anthony of Durham, N.C., Doressia McKee of Wichita, Kan., DeAnna McKee of Columbia, Gabrielle Morgan of Wichita, Kan., and Joanie Thorpe, Tracy Lawson and Vickie Mitchell of Missouri; brothers, Kevin McKee of Wichita, Kan., Eddie McKee of Florida, Edward McKee of Columbia, Bobby Mitchell of New Mexico, and Allen White, Durwin Houston and Tennessee Lawson of Missouri; aunt, JoAnn Jackmon of Fayette; uncles, Wallace Jackmon of Fayette and Harry Jackmon of Las Vegas; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brother, William Thornton McKee; her grandmother, Fannie Eliza Jackmon; and her uncle, William Jackmon.

The family would like to extend grateful thanks to cousin Russana Rowles of Los Angeles for her compassion and enduring support given to Joanie that brightened her days. Special thanks to ICU nurses Kelsey and Veronica at Ventura County Medical Center for their loving care.

Condolences to the family may be sent to Helen Jackmon, 551 S. Robin Road, Apt. B, Wichita, Kan., 67209.
Published July 24, 2012 by Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles, Missouri

Gerald “Jerry” V. Brueckner, age 86, of Gravois Mills, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born November 25, 1925, in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Raymond R. and Bessie I. Crader Brueckner.

On November 23, 1952, in Hardy, Arkansas, he was united in marriage to Betty Joyce Forbis, and together they have shared the last 60 years.

Jerry retired from Falstaff Central Distributing in Sedalia.

He was a United States Navy veteran proudly serving as an aviation radioman in the Black Cat Squadron in the Pacific during World War II and also served in the United States Army 101st Airborne during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Sedalia, and a member of the Ararat Shrine in Sedalia; a 32nd Degree Mason, a Master Mason, a Knight of the Scottish Rite, a Noble of the Mystic Shrine and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 5178 in Gravois Mills. He was one of the first volunteer firefighters for the Gravois Mills Fire Department.

In addition to his wife Betty Joyce, he is survived by his son, James C. McGrath and wife Marsha of Australia and his grandchildren, Jodi, Michelle and John, and ten great-grandchildren; his daughter, Judith A. Bryant and husband Steve of Kennett, Missouri and grandson, Raymond; his daughter, Jerry Rae Brueckner of Gravois Mills and granddaughter, Dee Ann Crandall and husband Shawn, great-granddaughter, Carolyn N. Crandall and great-grandson, Dillon M. Crandall; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Gus Brueckner.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 4, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Published Thursday, August 9, 2012

Andrew McIntosh, 48, of Colorado died on Thursday, July 26, 2012, in London.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at College Avenue United Methodist Church in Manhattan, Kan.

Born in 1964 in Columbia, he was a 1982 graduate of Hickman High School.

Survivors include his mother, Janice McIntosh of Manhattan; and sisters Julie Leach (Corl) and Jean McIntosh.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Craig (1960); and his father, Merlyn (2006).
The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan is handling the arrangements.

Visit www.ymlfuneralhome.com for additional information.

Published Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hugh Edward Stephenson Jr., M.D., 90, of Columbia passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at his summer home in Rehoboth Beach, Del. The cause of his death was Parkinson's disease.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at First Baptist Church in Columbia.

Born in Columbia on June 1, 1922, Dr. Stephenson was the son of Dr. Hugh E. Stephenson Sr. and Doris Pryor Stephenson. He graduated first in his class at Hickman High School and went on to earn two bachelor's degrees from the University of Missouri in 1943. He completed medical school at Washington University in St. Louis and subsequently interned at the University of Chicago before spending two years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Between 1950 and 1953, he was chief surgery resident at New York University's Bellevue Hospital. In 1956, he was named one of the "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" by the United States Jaycees.

He was a distinguished cardio-thoracic surgeon, developed one of the first mobile cardiac resuscitation units and led the effort to establish a four-year medical school at the University of Missouri. As a pioneering heart surgeon, higher education supporter and organized medicine leader, Dr. Stephenson received many awards for his achievements. At the University of Missouri School of Medicine, he served as the John Growdon Distinguished Professor of Surgery, chair of surgery, interim dean and University Hospital's first elected chief of staff. Dr. Stephenson performed the university's first open heart surgery in 1958, and he was one of the very first surgeons to implant an automatic defibrillator. He performed the first successful resection of a coronary aneurysm documented in medical literature. He "retired" in 1992, but in 1996 he joined MU's Board of Curators and served as its president in 2000.

He was an advocate at the national, state and local levels for such organizations as the American Medical Association (a delegate for 36 years to the AMA and Chairman of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education), Southern Medical Association (president, 1998-1999), Missouri State Surgical Society (president), Missouri State Medical Association (vice president), American Heart Association (the local chapter presents an annual award in his name, and the annual Heart Ball is named after him), American Association of Surgery of Trauma, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Cardiology, American College of Surgeons, , International Society of Heart Transplantations, Pan Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Society of Vascular Surgery, American Trauma Society and Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB). He was a founding member of the University of Missouri Medical School Foundation and Medical Alumni Organization, which awarded Dr. Stephenson its highest honor, the Citation of Merit.

An author of nine books, Stephenson chronicled the history of the University of Missouri School of Medicine in his "Aesculapius Was a Mizzou Tiger." He wrote four editions of "Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation," two editions of "Immediate Care of the Acutely Ill and Injured," and "America's First Nobel Prize in Medicine, the Story of Charles Claude Guthrie," and published more than a hundred articles in various medical journals.

As the first James IV Association Surgical Traveler from the United States, Dr. Stephenson visited more than 100 medical schools and hospitals before advising Missouri on where and how to train physicians. His approach to training students and residents has become a formal component of the MU School of Medicine's innovative curriculum, which emphasizes early exposure to clinical education and patient-centered care. Students would watch Dr. Stephenson spend an hour with each patient; such learning opportunities are rare in an era of outpatient surgeries and managed care. What medical students are taught inevitably changes, Dr. Stephenson said, but how they are taught should remain the same. "I always thought if you could make someone feel even greater than they are, they will rise to that occasion," he said. "You don't build great doctors by beating them down."

Dr. Stephenson was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He was Beta Theta Pi general fraternity president from 1978 to 1981 and the recipient of Beta's 30th Oxford Cup. Dr. Stephenson served the fraternity in nearly every capacity possible from vice president, district chief, Zeta Phi chapter counselor, a house corporation board member and chairman of two fundraising campaigns for a new chapter house in 1960 and 2010. For seven decades, until his health prevented him from attending, he administered the annual pledge class exam and attended initiation. In 2011 and 2012, when illness prevented him from attending, the pledge class came to him to serenade him and his Beta sweetheart, Sally. He took great interest in knowing a little something about each pledge.

An avid athlete and sports fan, Dr. Stephenson enjoyed attending Mizzou games and Beta intramurals. He had regulation-size goalposts in his front yard and spent many years kicking footballs with his son, Ted, and his daughter, Ann. Dr. Stephenson invented a drop-kicking technique that was difficult to block, and he developed a special shoe for kickers. He even authored a book called, "The Kicks That Count." When President Ronald Reagan read Dr. Stephenson's book on punting pigskins, the Gipper and doctor met to share their love of football. President Reagan later wrote to Dr. Stephenson, "I would agree that when all is said and done, it is the kicker who usually spells the difference."

In 1996, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher presented Dr. Stephenson with the Freedom Foundation's Quality in Medicine Award. He was honored in 2002 alongside Walter Cronkite with the Mr. Missouri Award for his lifetime contributions to the state of Missouri. He was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church, the Columbia Rotary Club and the Elks Club. He was active over the years with the city's United Way campaign.

Dr. Stephenson is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Sarah "Sally" Dickinson Stephenson of Columbia and his adoring children, grandchildren, niece and nephew, including son, Hugh "Ted" Edward Stephenson III of Columbia; daughter, Ann Stephenson Cameron and husband Alex Cameron of Edmond, Okla.; his two grandchildren, Sarah and Scott Cameron; niece, Sally Anglin of Brunswick; and nephew, Rick Greenblatt of Boston.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the University of Missouri Medical School Foundation and the Zeta Phi chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

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

Provided Janis Sturdevant (Lacy), March 27, 2013

Jim Tate Lacy, 55, of San Anselmo, California passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012 after a long battle with cancer.

Jim was born in Stella, Missouri, June 26, 1957 to Jim Tate Lacy, Sr. and Ola Gean Filby. He graduated in the Class of 1975 from Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri.

After graduation, Jim had a 25-year career in Motion Pictures, Stage and Video production in Dallas, TX and Seattle, WA. In 2000, he attended college for computer networking and theory and worked as a Systems Administrator for a Graphic Design Company, s|studios and freelance consulting for both Apple and Windows based computers in the San Francisco area.

Since the early 70’s and throughout his life, Jim was an avid photographer, both commercial and fine art.

He is survived by his wife Janis Sturdevant (Lacy) of San Anselmo, CA, sister, Mona Lacy-Wilkerson and her husband Bob Wilkerson, and brothers, Lt. Col. Lee Lacy, his wife Marlene and daughter Ashley, and Josef Lacy, all from Lee's Summit, MO.

Condolences may be sent to his brother Lee at; majorlacy@yahoo.com.

Provided by Kewpie classmate, Tom Nathe

Larry Marvin Burks passed away Friday, July 29, 2012, in Springfield, Missouri.

He requested no services or notification in the local newspaper.


Published Saturday, August 4, 2012

Jerry Thomas Hudnell, 75, passed away peacefully at his home in Sturgeon on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 22, 1936, in Boone County to Silas Thomas and Alta Virginia Rice Hudnell, the oldest of four siblings.

After graduating from Hickman High School in 1954, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served onboard the destroyer tender USS Everglades, the destroyer USS Furse, and the LST USS San Marcos, which crossed the Arctic Circle in 1965. He served nine years, becoming a skilled machinist and attaining the grade of petty officer second class.

On May 18, 1967, he married Mildred Fern "Millie" Sapp, and she survives him.

Jerry was employed as a machinist at the University of Missouri's Science Instrument Shop, Duerst Machine Works, then at 3M Corp. for 22 years.

After retiring, he enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his friends of the Show-Me Warbird Squadron of Sturgeon and with his grandson, Nathan.

Besides his wife, Millie, he is survived by son Jerry T. Hudnell Jr. and wife Alyce of Burlington, Colo., son Jason E. Hudnell and wife Angie of Jefferson City; siblings James M. Hudnell and wife Charlotte of Sturgeon, Linda A. Duerst and husband Don of Burlington, Colo., and Jeffrey C. Hudnell and wife Sharon of Columbia; and two grandsons, Michael and Nathan.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Central Missouri Honor Flight for veterans or Central Missouri Cancer Memorial Park Foundation would be appreciated.

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

Published Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Betty Jean Bowen, 65, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at her home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Betty was born June 10, 1947, in Columbia, the daughter of Stanley and Mildred Bennett Poe.

Survivors include two sons, Michael S. and Troy S. Hodges; one daughter, Lisa M. Murrell; six brothers; two grandchildren, Lucky N. Bishop and Brittany J. Murrell; and one great-grandson, Draquawn R. Jennings Jr.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Jimmy Murrell and Kenneth Poe; and one sister.

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

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ashley Alexandra Rapp, 28, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at University Hospital.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Midway Heights Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Ashley was born Nov. 3, 1983, in Columbia to Keith and Teresa Wise Rapp.

Ashley graduated from Hickman High School in 2002. She received her associate degree at Moberly Area Community College. She wanted to go back to school for nursing.

Ashley worked as a psychiatric aide at Missouri Psychiatric Center.

She loved working with her patients, being with her family and friends, fishing and sports.

Ashley had a way with people. She always had a smile that was like a magnet and always thought of others first.

Ashley is survived by the loves of her life, Scottie Crews; her parents, Keith and Teresa Rapp; three sisters, Brittany, Lindsey and Mackensey; nieces Raelle and Aramiah; and grandma Doris Sharpe.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Kenneth and Marian Rapp and Albert Wise Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ashley's memory may be given to the Ashley Rapp Memorial Fund, c/o Boone County National Bank, 801 E. Walnut St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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

Published Sunday, August 12, 2012

Larry N. Winfrey, 78, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Larry was born Feb. 23, 1934, in Easley to Walter Leon and Myrtle G. Hudson Winfrey.

Larry graduated from Hickman High School in 1952, attended the University of Missouri from 1952 to 1953 and received a bachelor's degree from Columbia College in 1976.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958 with the 5th Army Machine Record Unit.

He married Phyllis M. Dolen on Oct. 1, 1960, and she survives.

He worked for the State Division of Employment Security in Jefferson City and MFA (Shelter) Insurance for 43 years, retiring in 1999. He worked at the Boone County Sheriff's Department as a volunteer reserve deputy for 32 years.

Larry was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Shriners.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis, of Columbia; two sons, David N. Winfrey and wife Tammy R., and Dennis J. Winfrey and wife Tammy L., all of Columbia; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be given to Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital Voluntary Services, 800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
Published Wednesday, August 15, 2012

William Daniel Foley, 74, of Columbia went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Memorial Baptist Church, 1634 Paris Road. A graveside service with military honors will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave.

Bill was born June 27, 1938, to Oscar E. Foley and Aleta M. Anderton Foley at Brown Station. He spent most of his life in Mid-Missouri, except for a few years in California as a child. He is a 1956 graduate of Hickman High School. On Sept. 2, 1960, at Memorial Baptist Church in Columbia, he married Carol Ann Robertson.

Bill served his country in the Army National Guard as a surveyor from 1960 to 1966.

Bill was a residential builder and in the early 1960s established Foley and Sons Construction Co. He was involved in the development of several Columbia subdivisions. He also used his building skills and knowledge with many area churches.

Singing was the joy of this versatile boy as noted by his high school peers. Bill grew up singing with his siblings at First Church of God. He participated in several men's gospel quartets and various choirs at church and the university. He was still active in a church quartet at his death.

He loved to play softball and basketball. Bill played, formed and coached basketball teams in the city leagues until he was 65 years old. He was always on the hunt for outstanding players.

Another favorite pastime was fishing for trout and being outdoors. He spent many hours with his son, daughter and grandson Alan and friends fishing Bennett Springs, Taneycomo and Norfork.

Bill is survived by his wife of almost 52 years, Carol of Columbia; son Eric and wife Kathy of Kansas City; daughter Vicki Bach and husband David; two grandsons, Alan and Ryan Foley of Kansas City; brothers Harold Foley of Ashland a nd Jim Foley and wife Charlotte of Columbia; a sister, Anita Adams and husband Glenn of California; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Paul and Leon.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Memorial Baptist Church or the Mizzou Baptist Student Union, 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 Sunday, August 26, 2012

Freda Virginia Strathkoetter, 93, passed away on Aug. 14, 2012.

Burial will be on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

She was born on March 27, 1919, in Brown Station to parents Horace and Ethel Cottle.

She graduated from Hickman High School and was employed by General Telephone for 25 years.

She was a member of the First Christian Church. Following her retirement, she relocated to San Diego.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Diller; and sister, Leta Vanlandingham.

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

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Owen Carlton "Skip" Hobart, 65, of Columbia died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at his residence.

As per Skip's wishes, there will be no formal service held.

Skip was born Dec. 16, 1946, in Columbia, the son of Orville and Irma Hobart.

He was married on June 30, 1968, in Columbia to his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Lou Cornell, who preceded him in death on May 6, 2002.

Skip was a 1965 graduate of Hickman High School. He proudly served his country and served in Vietnam as a Navy Sea Bee.

A lifetime resident of the Columbia area, Skip worked as a truck driver and roofer until he retired in 1995.

He enjoyed helping his wife, Carolyn, with her home day care service and working on any projects he could find around the house or for friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindi Fuda of Goose Creek, S.C., and Cathy Toensing and her husband, Clete, of Honolulu; one granddaughter, Ashley Caroline Fuda; and one grandson, Jack Carlton Toensing. He also will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Our wishes are with him and Carolyn as they are reunited together. We love you, and we will miss you, father, friend, grandfather and more. A hui hoa kakou, (until we meet again).

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Storm Tate Russell, 62, of Jefferson City died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, with Dr. Doyle Sager officiating. Burial with military honors will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at High Gate Church Cemetery in High Gate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.

He was born July 29, 1950, in Oregon City, Ore., the son of the late George Russell and Ethel Naidine (Tate) Russell-Smith.

He received his Bachelors of Arts from the University of Missouri-Rolla and his master's degree in criminology from Lincoln University.

Storm served with the U.S. Army during Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division, the 2nd 34th Armored Division (known as the Dreadnaughts) and with the Royal Coachman. He was awarded the Bronze Star and various other medals.

He was united in marriage on March 22, 1980, in High Gate to Marilyn Jane Dahl, who resides at the home.

Storm worked as a deputy for the Boone County Sheriffs Department, a deputy with the Mohave County Sheriffs Department in Arizona, a state trooper with the Nevada State Police, an undercover officer with the narcotics unit with the Jefferson City Police Department, an investigator for the Missouri Fugitive Investigator Unit and retired from the Missouri Department of Corrections Board of Probation and Parole on Oct. 1, 2005.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Jefferson City and various military organizations.

Other survivors include two sons, Matthew Elliott Russell of Columbia and Andrew Weston Russell of Jefferson City; one sister, Gena Beth Russell of Sweet Home, Ore.; two half-brothers, Tom Russell of Oregon and Tim Russell of Oregon; and an aunt, Olga Russell Book of Bullhead City, Ariz.

He was also preceded in death by an uncle, Addison Russell.

Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice.

Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at www.dulletrimble.com.

Published Friday, August 31, 2012

Sabra Bluitt, 58, of Columbia entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at her home.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Friendship Baptist Church.

Published Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dorothy Hatfield, 91, of Columbia passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Lenoir Woods.

A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the chapel of Lenoir Woods, 3700 S. Lenoir Drive.

Dorothy was born March 29, 1921, in Boone County, the daughter of Reuben Turner Jacobs and Vera Mae Bandy. She was married to Woodrow T. Hatfield on June 14, 1942, with whom she is now celebrating eternal life in heaven.
Dorothy "Deo" was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her. She had the heart and hands of a servant. Deo was a member of the Christian Church and a devoted follower of her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

Dorothy was born and raised in Columbia, where she graduated from Hickman High School. She went on to receive her associate degree from Christian College. She spent most of her married life in Webster Groves, with her beloved husband, Mizzou athletic hall-of-famer "Woody," and she continued to support her Tigers after returning to Columbia to spend the last decade of her life.

She is survived by her son, Alan Bandy Hatfield; her daughters, Robyn Lee Dalby and husband Brian and Jill Jacobs McCleary and husband Dan. She was known as, "Nanny" to her grandchildren, Jason Dalby and his wife, Kristi, Jonathan Dalby, Kelly Whetstone and husband Chad, Taylor Dalby, Lindsay Laboski and husband Matt and Matthew McCleary and his wife, Karla; and great-grandchildren, Katelynn Whetstone, Cayde and Cayson Laboski and Brecken Dalby. She also is survived by her sister, Vera Jacobs Coats and husband Russell; brother, Bandy Jacobs; sister-in-law, Deanna Jacobs; sister, Kay Sells and husband OV; and sister-in-law, Muriel Jacobs; along with nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers Russell, Richard and Reuben Jacobs; and sister, Betty Aufranc.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Dorothy's name to: The University of Missouri Athletic Department, Tiger Scholarship Fund, in care of Mizzou Athletic Department, 1 Champions Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65205

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

Published Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 2:00 am

Debra Kay Willenbrink, 55, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.

There will be a visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with the funeral service following at 11 a.m.

She was born on April 14, 1957, in Jefferson City, to William F. and Alma Louise Stoehr Willenbrink.

Debra was a registered nurse and worked at Boone Hospital Center, I.O.S. and Columbia Orthopedic Group.

Debra is survived by her sister, Lisa Freesemann (Larry) of Olathe, Kan.; three nieces; stepchildren, John Dixson and Jenny Kanavich (Ryan), both of Columbia; and her parents.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Dixson; and her grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Published Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bobby Joe Caldwell, 80, passed away quietly on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

In accordance with his wishes, no memorial service will be held.

He was born on his grandfather's farm near Hinton on Dec. 19, 1931, to Luther Belden and Nettie Josephine Allen Caldwell, the oldest of three children. After the family settled on a small farm northeast of Columbia, he attended nearby Gillespie School, then Hickman High School, graduating in 1951. While at Hickman, he pursued a love of country music, teaching himself to play guitar and forming a hillbilly group along with three of his schoolmates. The Melody Ramblers were a popular dance band around Central Missouri and were chosen out of 600 acts to perform on Ted Mack's Amateur Hour during the early days of television.

In the summer of 1952, Bobby began a two-year stint in the U.S. Army. While stationed on the East Coast, he met Miss Jean DeMartine, and they were married on Nov. 12, 1955, in Massachusetts.

Bobby then became an apprentice carpenter, working for Columbia firms DeLong Construction, D.L. Johnson and Phillips'Southern Homes, before joining B.D. Simon Construction and its successor company, Professional Contractors & Engineers (PCE). He was promoted to carpenter foreman, then job superintendent, on projects that included the MU Veterinary Science building, Moberly Hospital, Callaway Bank in Fulton, Square D, Woodrail Center, the repair of MU's Jesse Hall Dome and two additions to Boone Hospital Center.

He also maintained his passion for music. Having bowed for his father — a one-armed fiddler — Bobby began focusing more on that instrument during his Army years and continued to hone his skills, jamming with fellow musicians. When Good Time Country Music Hall opened off Highway 63 in 1976, Bobby twin-fiddled with friend Terry Sapp in the house band for over 15 years.

Following his retirement from PCE, his main interests were woodworking, learning to use a computer, repairing old fiddles and, of course, music. He was always glad to sit in on a jam session, always willing to teach another fiddler a tune, always enthusiastic to learn something new from them. And he never met a stranger.

Besides his wife, Jean, he is survived by a son, Scott A. Caldwell of Jefferson City; daughter, Sharon G. Hudnell and husband Jeff of Columbia; and siblings, Margaret Anna Johnson and husband Glenn and Luther B. Caldwell Jr. and wife Mary, all of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Wellaware of Boone Hospital Center, 1601 E. Broadway, Broadway Medical Plaza 1, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

To: Dad

In the sound of the slow, rolling river

In the song of cool wind through the trees

When the soft summer rain

Plays its quiet refrain

That's where you'll find me

In the quick skyward whirr of a quail's wings

In the splash of a perch in the stream

When the whippoorwill sings

On an evening in spring

That's where you'll find me

In the sharp pounding rhythm of hammers —

A carpenter's true harmony —

And the saw's blazing whine

Cutting so clean a line

That's where you'll find me

In each bright tune of old fiddle music

Each sweet waltz, or lilting melody

With each draw of a bow

On a note pure and low

That's where you'll find me

Love, Sharon

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

Published Sunday, September 9, 2012

David Alan Murray, 50, of Kirksville, formerly of Columbia, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at University Hospital.

A memorial will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Rock Quarry House, 2002 Grindstone Parkway in Columbia.

He was born Dec. 28, 1961, the son of Ronnie Murray and Janet George. He married Maria Grey, and she survives.

Survivors include three daughters, Krista, Rachael and Samantha Murray.


Published Thursday, September 6, 2012

Terry Lee Griggs, 58, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, after a long battle with colon cancer at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital in Columbia.

Terry's family will celebrate his life from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the VFW Pavilion.

He proudly served his country in the Navy during the Gulf War and worked for many years as a postman in Columbia.

He is survived by his children, Vanessa Griggs of Providence, R.I., Tori Griggs of Springfield and Lee Griggs of Overland Park, Kan.; two sisters, Carol Hefley of Dallas and Laura Reddick of Hallsville; and a brother, Denny Griggs of Hallsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, A.D. Griggs and Betty Louise Griggs.

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


Published Sunday, September 16, 2012

Richard P. "Dick" McDermott, 84, passed away at his home on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, after a short illness.

Richard's burial was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the University Club, 420 Summit Ave., in St. Paul, Minn.

He was born Jan. 2, 1928, in Weston, W.Va., the son of John P. McDermott and Helen Boundy McDermott.

In 1946, Richard graduated from Hickman High School and from 1946 to 1948 was a member of the 25th Infantry Division in Japan.

He received his Ph.D. in speech and hearing from the University of Iowa in 1960, taught for four years at St. Cloud State University, joined the University of Minnesota faculty in 1964 and retired as full professor in 1991.

He is survived by nephews Tim, Patrick and Richard McDermott; nieces Mary Kay Sims, Julie Powell and Claire Wolff, all from the St. Louis area; cousins Sally Mathis (Jerry), Thomas Brown and Karen Crandall; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of supportive and loving friends around the world.

Memorials can be given to the Richard P. McDermott Fitzgerald Fund of the Saint Paul Foundation, 55 Fifth St. E., Suite 600, St. Paul, Minn., 55101; or to the Agnes McDermott Scholarship Fund, WVU Foundation, 1 Waterfront Place, Morgantown, W.Va., 26507
   

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Elizabeth Gayle Smith (Betty Butler), 81, of Vivian, La., and formerly of Columbia, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.

Local services will be announced at a later date. Services in Louisiana are as follows: There will be a time of visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Gorsulowsky Funeral Home in Vivian, www.vivianfuneralhome.com

She was born on Aug. 9, 1931, in Columbia, the daughter of the late Aubrey and Thelma (O'Brien) McGrath.

Mrs. Smith was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

She was a graduate of Hickman High School and member of the National Art Honor Society and the National Association for Northern Cherokees.

Survivors include her son, Steve Breedlove and wife Terri of Columbia; her daughters, Angela Martin and husband Larry of Doyline, La., and Dena Moore and husband Paul of Vivian; grandchildren Cale and Cullen Breedlove; and brother Cliff McGrath and wife Virginia, all of Columbia.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by four brothers, A.D. McGrath Jr., Ted McGrath, Dan McGrath and Robert McGrath; and sister Norma Simas.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Inc., 386 Park Ave. S., 17th Floor, New York, N.Y., 10016-8804.

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

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Nell Elizabeth Gardner-Roderick, 79, of Columbia passed away at 2:05 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, with her family by her side.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday Sept. 7, at Evangelical Free Church, 600 Silvey St. in Columbia. Burial will follow at Columbia Cemetery, 30 E. Broadway. A visitation will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. in Columbia.

Nell was born Sept. 14, 1932, to Ben A. and Nell M. Blaser of Columbia.

She was a 1950 Hickman High School graduate who then attended Stephens College. On April 25, 1952, Nell married Jesse Fay Gardner. They were married 53 years until his death. In 2011, she married Lt. Col. Edward E. Roderick. Nell was an active member of Evangelical Free Church and a devoted Christian who enjoyed music and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Gardner-Roderick leaves to cherish her memory Ed Roderick; one son, Stephen Gardner of Columbia; two daughters, Melinda Gardner of Columbia and Barbara Sears and her husband, Michael Sears, of Owensville; three grandchildren, Amber Sears, Austin Sears and Shannon Gardner; a great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Sears; and other loving relatives and friends.

Two sisters, Jane Rosenbloom of St. Louis and Ann Collins of Fulton, preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 7108, Columbia, Mo., 65205.

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

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Rev. Edgar Garrell "E.G." Garrett, 80, of Fulton passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2012, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Church of God (Holiness) in Fulton, with the Rev. Travis Saylor and the Rev. Mark Avery officiating. Interment will be held at Callaway Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton.

He was born Dec. 3, 1931, in Columbia, the son of the late Edgar Garrell "Dib" Garrett and Ruth (Corder) Garrett.

On Dec. 24, 1949, he was united in marriage to Loretta Jean (Evans) Garrett, who survives his passing.

Rev. Garrett graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia in 1948.

After a few years operating a dairy farm in Mid-Missouri, he attended and graduated from Kansas City College and Bible School with a degree in theology. He then received a master's degree in counseling from Moody Bible Institute. He spent his whole life in ministry, pastoring several churches in Missouri and Kansas. Rev. Garrett enjoyed flying his airplane, riding his motorcycle and woodworking. He loved his family and enjoyed his last outing with them at the Garrett family reunion in August of this year.

In addition to his wife, Rev. Garrett will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by three daughters, Patricia Ravenscraft and husband Gene of Rocheport, Diane McCarthy of Overland Park, Kan., and Julie Dawn Forbis and husband Michael of Kansas City; one son, David Garrett and wife Kim of Lee's Summit; 10 grandchildren, Sharon, Beth, Darla, Lance, Lana, Matthew, Tara, Amanda, Derrick, Brandon and Hunter; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Rev. Garrett was preceded in death by one brother, Granville Garrett.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fulton Church of God (Holiness) Building Fund, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Blvd., Fulton, Mo., 65251.

Online condolences may be shared at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.


Published Thursday, September 13, 2012

James B. Terrian, 90, of Ashland died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Ashland Villa after a brief illness.

Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 10 a.m., and the funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

James was born Dec. 16, 1921, in Boone County to Elmer J. and Hallie Baumgartner Terrian. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1940 and the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1949.

James retired from ABF Trucking, working in Chicago most of his adult life. James moved back to Columbia upon retirement. James loved to travel, reading books, playing bridge and following Cardinals baseball.

James is survived by his sister, Gloria List of Winter Haven, Fla.; nieces Judy (Perry) Bridgemen of Lake Wales, Fla., and Terri (Steve) Breedlove of Columbia; and several great-nieces and -nephews and numerous cousins.

James was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Special thanks to the staff of Ashland Villa and Hospice Compassus.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Central Christian College of the Bible, Advancement Department, 911 E. Urbandale Drive, Moberly, Mo., 65270, or Show-Me Christian Youth Home, P.O. Box 6, La Monte, Mo., 65337.

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



Published Saturday, September 22, 2012

Judi Kaye Hourigan, 68, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Columbia. Inurnment will follow in Columbia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Parker Funeral Service.

Judi was born on Feb. 9, 1944, in Susanville, Calif., to Murrel and Ruby Jackson, and they preceded her in death. She was married in 1964 to Greg Hourigan, and he preceded her in death.

Judi was a 1962 Hickman High School graduate and attended Stephens College.

While raising two young sons, she honed her skills and love of cooking and decorating to a fine art and later joined the family ranks at Barth Clothing Co. Most recently, she was employed at Missouri Credit Union.

Judi is survived by sons, Shawn and Trevor Hourigan, both of Columbia; brother, Roy Jackson (Kim) of Kansas City; one sister, Linda Jackson (John DiBlasi) of Wooldridge; one grandson, Hunter Hourigan of Blue Springs; two nieces; and one nephew.

Judi's sharp wit and zest for life endeared her to so many, and she will be missed immeasurably.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Columbia or the American Lung Association.

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


Published Thursday, September 27, 2012

Leslie "Spencer" Wegener, 86, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at The Bluffs in Columbia after a few weeks of hospice care.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Memorial Funeral Home, with visitation at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Spencer was born on April 17, 1926, to Leslie Harrison and Mary Powell Wegener in Columbia.

Spencer was educated at Carter School and attended Hickman High School, where he graduated in 1943.

In the fall of the same year, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, taking basic training at Fort Hood in Texas and then sent by troop ship to the Philippine Islands. While in the Philippines, he served with the 32nd Infantry on Luzon Island, returning by way of Japan after the end of World War II. After returning to Boone County, Spencer enrolled in the University of Missouri. In 1951, Spencer graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture with an emphasis in soils. After graduation, Spencer began his 61-year career as a farmer, first farming with his dad, then with two partners. He spent countless hours tilling, seeding and spraying and harvesting crops on both his home farm as well as a few thousand acres in Howard County. Spencer was very passionate about soil conservation and did many erosion-control projects on his loved home farm. While living in the Woodlandville area, Spencer served on the Midway School Board, the Boone County Farm Service Agency Board and the Callahan Creek Watershed Board. Spencer was an active participant in Woodlandville United Methodist, where he taught the adult Sunday school class for about 20 years.

On Aug. 1, 1953, Spencer married Shirley Semon at Woodlandville United Methodist Church. To this marriage were born two sons, Leslie Alan and William Spencer.

Spencer is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley Wegener; two sons, Leslie Alan (Colleen) Wegener and William "Bill" Spencer Wegener; and three grandchildren, Duane Spencer Wegener, Carl Harrison Wegener and Holly May Wegener.

Spencer was preceded in death by both his parents; his sister, Leah Couick of Boonville; and daughter-in-law Beverly Wegener of Midway.

Memorial donations may be sent to Woodlandville United Methodist Church in care of Lisa Scott, 5701 W. Wilhite Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

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


Published Thursday, September 27, 2012

Frederick Dale Lewis, 70, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at his home.

A visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Memorial Funeral Home, starting with a prayer service at 7 p.m. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.

Fred was born on April 8, 1942, in Fulton, the son of the late Leonard and Ima Jean Lewis. He was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Dulle on April 16, 1966.

Fred was a 1960 graduate of Hickman High School. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Wichita, Kan. Fred was a great fisherman and fished in the B.A.S.S. and Red Man Circuit Tournaments. He won the National Yamaha Fishing Tournament in November 1992. He was the 10th generation of the Lewis Family.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Lewis; sisters Sharon Wiser of Columbia, Debbie Tomlin and husband Larry of Columbia, Sandra Wentz of Springfield, Ill., and Lisa Lewis of St. Louis; brother Robert Joseph Lewis and wife Carolyn of Greenville, S.C.; nephews Ted Wentz, John Wentz and wife Shannon, Aaron Lewis and wife Heather, and Brandon Lewis; niece Katie Lewis; four great-nephews; and one great-niece.

Memorial gifts are suggested to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.

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


Published Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bernard Daniel Simon Jr., better known as B.D. Simon, passed away peacefully at his longtime Columbia home on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at the age of 96.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with a visitation at the church from 9 a.m., until the service time.

B.D. was born to Edith Rebecca (Hulett) Simon and Bernard Daniel Simon on July 10, 1916, at Boone County Hospital. He graduated from Sacred Heart Grade School and Hickman High School, and went on to receive a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Missouri in 1937. He was a starting guard (both on offense and defense) for Don Faurot's 1935, 1936 and 1937 MU football teams.

While attending MU, B.D. met the love of his life, Joan Frances Johnson, of Mount Vernon, also an MU graduate. B.D. and Joan married in 1940, and, almost immediately, moved to the Panama Canal Zone, where B.D. was employed as an engineer. B.D. also worked in St. Louis as an engineer until Pearl Harbor was attacked. B.D. served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater with Battery A of the 222nd Field Artillery, from 1941 to 1945. He rose to the rank of major, and was awarded the Bronze Star for training a Philippine guerilla anti-aircraft battalion.

B.D. returned to Columbia after his World War II service to join his father, Bernard Daniel "Bern" Simon, in the construction business. B.D. Simon Construction Co. became one of the largest construction companies in Central Missouri. B.D. and his father were later joined in the business by B.D.'s brother, William H. Simon. B.D. was CEO of the company, until he retired in 1991 at the age of 73. The company built many major facilities, including the MU Research Reactor, many buildings on the MU Campus, and many private projects, including First Baptist Church, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and School and the Columbia Daily Tribune buildings.

B.D. had an intense desire to serve his beloved community, Columbia. He served in a variety of positions on numerous community boards and committees, including the Columbia Redevelopment Authority (of which he was chairman for four years), the Columbia Public Housing Authority, the Columbia Industrial Development Commission, the Board of Columbia College, (from which he retired as chairman) and as president of the Columbia Rotary Club. He was named Employer of the Year by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

B.D. always retained a deep sense of love, loyalty, and gratitude for his alma mater, MU. He worked tirelessly for the College of Engineering, serving on its advisory board for five years. He received a number of awards for his service, including the Knights of St. Patrick (an engineering school honor award) in 1972, a citation of merit in engineering, and the MU Distinguished Service Award, which he received in 1985 for his service to MU and his community.

B.D. was first and foremost, however, a family man. He and Joan, his beloved wife of over 68 years, had four children to whom they were deeply devoted and of whom they were deeply proud. Joan died in 2008. One son, J. Stephen Simon, a top Exxon Mobil executive and board member, died in 2009.

B.D. is survived by his daughter-in-law, Steve's wife Susan, of Dallas and their three daughters, Marnie, Angela, and Candice; a son, B. Daniel Simon and his wife, Leah Beth, of Columbia and their four children, Stephanie, Michael, Scott, and Leah; a daughter, Joan Sheryl Schlendorf of Mount Lebanon, Pa., and her four children, David, Kelly, Andrew and Peter; and a son, Dr. Michel J. Simon of Winter Haven, Fla., and his wife, Anita, and their two children, Ross and Catherine. All told, B.D. leaves surviving three children; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in B.D.'s honor to the MU College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, General Scholarship Fund, W 1006 Lafferre Hall, Columbia, Mo., 65201-9904; or the Columbia College General Scholarship Fund, Office of Development, Columbia College, 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, Mo., 65216. Such gifts can also be sent in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home. Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Monday, October 1, 2012

Randall Dale "Hud" Hudson, 62, of Sturgeon passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at his home.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Parkade Baptist Church, 2102 N. Garth Ave., in Columbia with the Rev. Aaron Weibel officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Randy was born Aug. 2, 1950, to Roy M. Hudson and Verna Sims Hudson. He married Jill Adams Hudson on June 24, 1991, in Columbia.

Randy was a 1968 graduate of Hickman High School.

"Hud" worked for the University of Missouri Athletics Department for 23 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, antiquing and spending time with his family and friends. His greatest mission was sharing Christ with others.

Hud was a lifetime Boone County resident except for the time he spent in Guam in mission work. He was an active member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Moberly, where he taught a Sunday school class.

Randy is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jill Hudson, of the home; his mother, Verna Hudson; brother Rick Hudson (Linda); four nephews, Scott Hudson and Steve Hudson of Columbia, Ronnie Hudson of Verona and Tyler Hudson of Mexico, Mo.; and his aunt, Cleo Anderson, of Columbia.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy M. Hudson; brothers Ron Hudson and Roddy Hudson; sister Glenda Hudson; and beloved grandparents Judge Tilford and Ocie Voorheis Sims.

Memorials may be made to The Bible League.


Published Saturday, October 6, 2012

Doris Marie Martin, 76, of Columbia went home to Jesus on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Liberty Baptist Church, 7461 N. Brown Station Road, with a visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the service time.

Doris was born in Columbia on Aug. 4, 1936, the daughter of the late Lindell and Florence Maher. She graduated from David H. Hickman High School, was married to the late George T. Martin, and lived her entire life in Columbia.

Doris is survived by her two sons, Jesse L. Martin and Mark L. Martin; three siblings, Sue Heisman, Jack Maher and Matt Maher; and six grandchildren.

Doris was a long-standing member of Liberty Baptist Church. She enjoyed working with her hands, making crafts and assembling puzzles. She attended Mountain Man Festivals for many years and loved camping.

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

Published Thursday, October 4, 2012

Michael Beeson, 52, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at his home in Millersburg.

Memorial services will be held at 11a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at The Columbia United Church of Christ with the Rev. Steve Swope officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Michael was born Oct. 16, 1959, in St. Louis, the son of Lewis and Brigid Beeson. He was employed by the Robyn Magner construction company.

He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Brigid Vesecky of Columbia; two sisters Beverly Price (Steve) of Jefferson City, Patty Beeson (Pambos) of Cyprus, Greece; and a dear friend, Dr. Beth Hussey.

His two dogs, Moe and Junior, who were like his children, perished in the fire with him.

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



Published Wednesday, October 17, 2012

JoAnn L. Herndon, 69, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at her home.

Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at The Second Missionary Baptist Church, where funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Clyde Ruffin officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 22, 1943, in Columbia, the daughter of Ruth (Herndon) Gardner and John Anderson.

JoAnn was a graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia and Lincoln University in Jefferson City. She went on to earn her Masters Degree in Teaching/Education in Los Angeles, Calif.

JoAnn was a school teacher in the Kansas City area and then the state of California. She was a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta. She was a member of the Second Missionary Baptist Church and a grandparent at Trinity Lutheran Church. JoAnn enjoyed helping and teaching children and spending time with her family.

JoAnn is survived by her mother, Ruth Gardner of Columbia; two brothers, Frank Gardner (wife Lillie) of Columbia and Terry Gardner (wife Renee) of Ft. Worth, Texas; three sisters, Carolyn Rutawisire (husband Mustafa) of Columbia, Vanessa Anderson of Columbia and Kathleen Anderson of Seattle, Wash.; Kathleen's daughter, Analisa Mitchell; 20 nieces and nephews; 30 great-nieces and nephews; 23 great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Anderson; and one sister, Ada Nevels.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family of JoAnn Herndon.

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

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

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Richard Evan Hollinger, 44, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at his home.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at The Crossing, 3615 Southland Drive with service following at 5 p.m.

Rich was born July 16, 1968, in Elkton, Md., to Joyce Baker Hollinger and Edward Hollinger. He married the love of his life, Amie Lynn Hayes on April 6, 1990, in Columbia. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1986.

Rich worked for UPS for 16 years and worked as a contractor and, most recently, worked as a product manager for Manor Roofing and Restoration.

Rich was always happy and full of life. His smile lit up any room. He was always willing to help others and valued his wife and girls and his friends.

Rich is survived by his wife, Amie; daughters, Alexis and Anna, of Columbia; parents, Edward Hollinger of Florida, and Joyce and Byron Ollendike of Columbia; two brothers, Ronald (Lauren) Hollinger of Alexandria, Va. and Robert (Leigh) Hollinger of Columbia; father and mother-in-law, Jerry and Faye Hayes; brothers and sisters-in-law, Danny and Kim Grant, Brett and Gena Patton, Joe and Laura Hayes, Justin and Kati Grant, all of Columbia, and Brad and Staci Henks of Lee's Summit; 19 nieces and nephews; and three great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Evan Hayes Hollinger; and grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Rich Hollinger's Children's College Fund, in care of Landmark Bank, P.O. Box 1860, Columbia, Mo., 65205. Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Thursday, October 18, 2012

Shirley Hague, 79, of Hallsville passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Columbia Health Care.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Shirley was born May 10, 1933, in Columbia to Oscar and Audrey Crane Niles, and they preceded her in death.

She was married July 22, 1955, in Columbia to Billy Hague, and he preceded her in death earlier this year.

She was a 1950 graduate of Hickman High School and she worked as a nurse most of her life in Columbia. She loved raising and riding horses with her children. She was an avid gardener who enjoyed sharing her produce with her friends and family.

Shirley is survived by son, Dan (Joyce) Walters of Columbia; daughters, Sharion (Tim) Dunfee of Sedalia, Patty (Wesley) Proctor of Harrisburg, Peggy (Wilburn) Cruse of Columbia; brothers, Kenneth (Virginia) Niles of Ashland, Raymond (Maisie) Niles of Columbia; eleven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, David Hague; and one sister, Sharion Shern.

Published Sunday, October 21, 2012

Paul Lowry, 44, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at home.

A celebration of Paul's life will be held at his childhood home in Columbia on Nov. 18, 2012. It will be an open house-style gathering that will begin at 2 p.m.

Paul was born on Nov. 19, 1967, in Cape Girardeau to Paul David Montgomery and Jerri Anne (Cook) Lowry. Paul was later adopted by Tom Lowry.

An intense passion for the outdoors was always a definitive trait in Paul. He was most inspired by the beauty that only nature could provide, and his enthusiasm was infectious. He earned a bachelor's degree in parks and recreation from the University of Missouri. For 10 years, he worked in Sequoia National Forest as an interpretive ranger, guiding both walking cave tours and wild cave tours at Crystal Cave. During his years in California, he took full advantage of all that the mountains had to offer. In the winter months, Paul lived and worked in several ski resorts in areas that included Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, and in Boulder, Colo. He made his way back to Missouri, where he continued to guide wild cave tours, Missouri River canoe trips and a number of other outdoor adventures for organizations like the city of Columbia, Columbia College and Rock Bridge State Park. At the time of his passing, Paul worked as a recreational therapist at University of Missouri Psychiatric Center, helping people learn healthy recreational skills.

Paul's hobbies included bonsai, landscaping, cooking, reading and cartooning. In his younger years, he worked as a freelance illustrator for the Orange County Business Journal. He shared a love and appreciation of art with his wife Jeri, who he married under the rock bridge at Rock Bridge State Park in 2002.

Paul was a loving husband and father, and he is survived by his wife, Jeri Donoho; two sons, Cale and Jude; his mom, Jerri Lowry; and two sisters, Tracey Steele and husband Jim, and Beth Lowry. Paul also leaves behind his extended family who cared so much for him; his nieces and nephews, who were all dear to him; as well as his good friends that he made along the way.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made for his sons' education to the Paul Lowry Memorial Fund at Landmark Bank, P.O. Box 1867, Columbia, Mo., 65205. Tributes may be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Friday, October 19, 2012

Emily Gatschet Burnett, 87, of Springfield, Ill., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village.

Private services will be held.

She was born March 8, 1925, in California, Missouri, the daughter of Albert Arnold "Ab" Gatschet and Dr. Ida Stella Hahn Gatschet, DC. She married Samuel W. Burnett Jr. in 1943, in Lawton, Okla. He preceded her in death in 1998. Also preceding her, in death in addition to her parents and husband, was her daughter, Jan (David) Larson, of Springfield, Ill.; and brother, Lt. Col. William C. Gatschet, formerly of Bakersfield, Calif.

Emily graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia.

She attended the University of Missouri and University of Illinois at Springfield, graduating with a bachelor's degree. She later earned a Master of Education from Western Illinois University.

She worked as a District 186 school secretary at Withrow Elementary School for eight years and then, after completing her degrees, worked as a school librarian and taught special education reading and mathematics until her retirement in 1996.

Emily was an exceptionally loving and patient caregiver to her ailing husband for many years. She enjoyed the company of other people and had a good sense of humor. She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by one son, Daniel (Karen) Burnett of Toledo, Ohio; two daughters, Nancy Farris of California, Mo., and Kathy Jane Burnett of Springfield, Ill.; and eight grandchildren, Tracey (Bill) Hayes, Jennifer Burnett, Dale (Shelley) Farris Jr., Sean Farris, Dee Dee (Chad) Farris-Folkerts, Allan (Kristy) Larson, and Doug Larson.

She had 11 great-grandchildren, Alyse, Aubrey, Ella, Hazel, Chloe, Phoebe, Georgia, Caleb, Matthew, Grace and Isaac; five nieces, Sandra, Donna, Janis, Eileen, Cheryl; and one nephew, Brian.

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Published Friday, October 19, 2012

John W. "Jack" Brunstrom, 76, of Ashland passed away at his home Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Robinson Funeral Home with visitation being held from noon to 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Jack was born June 3, 1936, in Menominee, Mich., the son of Prescott and Mildred Schwartz Brunstrom.

Jack was a graduate of Hickman High School in 1955. He married Clara Quinn on June 20, 1959, in Jefferson City.

He was a member of the Hartsburg Lions Club. He loved serving the club in community projects, having received the highest achievement award, the Melvin Jones Fellow Award. He retired in 1985 from driving a truck for Cole County Ind. After retiring as a truck driver, Jack enjoyed mowing yards for others. He looked forward to going to the Downtown Café, having coffee and vanilla Pepsi and, of course, getting the news.

Jack will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Survivors include his wife Clara of Ashland; two sons, Keith Brunstrom and Kevin Brunstrom of Hartsburg; one daughter, Julie Cunningham and husband Dan of Ashland; three brothers, Alan, Brunstrom, Bruce Brunstrom and Pat Chrouser; two sisters, Valerie Barnes and Pam Brunstrom; and three grandchildren, Dawson, Tolden and Kasidy Cunningham.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers

Memorial Contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus, 3050 1-70 Drive S.E., Columbia, Mo., 65201, Missouri Lion Eye Research, 404 Portland St., Columbia, Mo., 65201 and to the American Diabetes Foundation.


Published Sunday, October 21, 2012

Berta Dean Garrett, 82, of Columbia passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Memorial Funeral Home, with a funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Berta was born on March 26, 1930, in Columbia to Kenneth Creed and Mildred Fay (Forbis) Dunn. She married Donald Garrett on March 28, 1953, in Columbia. Berta earned her nursing degree from Deaconess School of Nursing in St. Louis, was a staff member of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center for many years and helped co-found the Visiting Nurses Association. She was a member of Hallsville Baptist Church.

Berta is survived by one son, Bruce Garrett and his wife, Melinda, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three daughters, Nancy Nowlin, Kim Theberge and her husband, Charles, and Jenifer Garrett, all of Columbia; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Donald Garrett.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hallsville Baptist Church Building Fund, 115 Elizabeth St., Hallsville, Mo. 65255.


Published Sunday, October 28, 2012

Shannon Madole, 45, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Shannon was born Feb. 17, 1967, in Jefferson City to William and Flora Madole, who preceded her in death.

A 1985 graduate of Hickman High, she earned a BSW degree from Columbia College.

She is survived by siblings, Yvonne Madole and Mary Uhlemeyer of Columbia, Bill Madole and Cheryl Olsen of Eldon, Cherry Madole of Iowa and Sue Patterson of Texas; 27 nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Georgia Peach.

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


Published Monday, November 5, 2012

Carmen Shaw Wood, 95, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.

Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow in Columbia Cemetery.

Carmen was born Sept. 2, 1917, in Columbia to Willie and Florence Shaw.

She graduated Salutatorian of the Hickman High School class of 1935 and went on to become Departmental Secretary for the University of Missouri College of Agricultural Engineering, where she was mentor to many a student and professor alike.

Carmen was an avid reader and worked at Daniel Boone Regional Library after her retirement. She was devoted to serving as Past President to Rebekah Assembly of the state of Missouri.

All who knew Carmen knew of her deep faith. She believed that God's grace extended to all people and was an active member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church for most of her life, serving as Certified Lay Speaker and working with United Methodist Women. Every member of her family went to sleep at night knowing that Mom/Carmen/Nanny had prayed for them by name. She loved all things purple, especially violets, and was a master crossword puzzler.

She is cherished by her four children, Jerry Wood and his wife Martha of Rogers, Minn., Phil Wood and his wife Barbara of Columbia, Caryl Bryan and her husband Jim of Columbia and Cathy Bigger and her husband Jack of Athens, Ohio. She was loved as Nanny by her grandchildren and their families, Jeff and Fran Wood, Janey and John Belde, Andy and Erin Bryan, Matt and Kim Wood, Stephanie Bryan, Amanda and Brad Atkins, Brad Bryan, Brynn Hamilton and Nathan and Krista Bigger and her 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers and sisters; and her husband, Glenn Wood.

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


Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Bruce Bynum, 62, of Ball Ground, Ga., formerly of Columbia, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Northside Hospital Cherokee.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Bleu Restaurant in Columbia. Attendees to the memorial service are asked to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirt in Bruce's honor.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Bynum of Ball Ground, Ga.; daughter, Anna Bynum of Bellingham, Wash.; mother, Gracie Minton of Fairfield, Ark.; brother, Dr. Robert Bynum of Columbia; sisters, Barbara Berkley of Little Rock, Ark. and Betty Smith of Lakewood, Colo. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by his father, Bill Bynum

South Canton Funeral Home, dedicated to the families we serve, (770)479-3377.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.thescfh.com.


Published Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sheila Robertson, 51, of Columbia passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012, at the University of Missouri Hospital.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday Nov. 9, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.

Survivors include her loving husband Jeff Robertson; her mother Bernadine Ackmann; her black Labrador Truman; and a host of friends and family.

Sheila was preceded in death by her beloved father, Harry Ackmann.

Sheila was an avid Mizzou fan and graduated from the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in December of 1982. She also graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia in 1979.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association or the University of Missouri School of Journalism.


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(February 20, 1927 - November 7, 2012)

Ellen L. Vogliardo, 85, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012, with her family by her side. Visitation will begin with the Rosary at 9:30 a.m. and continue until 10:45 a.m. Monday, November 12, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 7207 NW Hwy 9, Kansas City, MO 64152, where the Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Kansas City North.

Ellen was born February 20, 1927, in Kirksville, MO to Dr. Clarence and Helen Callison. She graduated with a degree in music from Stephen’s College in Columbia, MO. She was a member of St. Therese Parish, where she was active with the Altar and Rosary Society, and played the organ at the church for 10 years. Ellen loved gardening and writing poetry. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; her sons, John and Anthony Vogliardo; brother, Charles Callison; and sisters, Julia Sarvis, Virginia Scamahorn and Carolyn Blackburn.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 65 years, Joe Vogliardo; her children, Michael Vogliardo and wife Joanne, Victor Vogliardo and wife Teri, Angela Vogliardo, Joseph P. Vogliardo, Julie Krieg and husband Tim, Lisa Ball and husband Randy, Christopher Vogliardo and wife Brenda; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Rebeca Callison; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers: Loren Krieg, Carl Vogliardo, Thomas Vogliardo, Charles Vogliardo, Kevin Mulvaney, Nicholas Ball, Sam Goodroad.

Online condolences may be offered at www.passantinobros.com.



Published Sunday, November 18, 2012

David Schoettger, 54, formerly of Columbia, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.

A memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 12, at The First United Methodist Church of Excelsior Springs.

David graduated from Hickman High School in 1976. He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. David received a degree from DeVry Institute in 1984 and worked in building system controls.

David is survived by his wife, Ellen; children, Aaron and Megan; his mother, Lorraine Schoettger; and sister, Lisa Price.

He is preceded in death by his father, Dr. Richard Schoettger, and daughter, Kathleen Schoettger-Lupien.

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Published Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mary Virginia Melvin, 77, of Liberty and formerly of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13 2012.

She was born Jan, 17, 1935.

A celebration of her life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia. Mary was cremated in Liberty, and her ashes were returned to the family for personal internment.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Central Missouri Food Bank.



Published Monday, November 19, 2012

Dean Nelson Blaylock, 46, of Columbia died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at his home.

Visitation will be at noon Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Parkade Baptist Church under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will immediately follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Chris Cook officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at the Olive Branch Cemetery northeast of Sedalia.

Dean was born April 16, 1966, to Don and Faye Ann McKenzie Blaylock in Kansas City. The family moved to Columbia in 1974.

He was a 1984 graduate of Hickman High School and a 1994 graduate of Columbia College. He served in the U.S. Navy. His working life was spent affiliated with Wayland-Blaylock & Associates, an insurance agency. He was an avid musician and fisherman and a member of Parkade Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, David; and his father.

Dean is survived by his mother, Faye Blaylock; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Gregory A. Wilkinson, 56, of rural Hartford, Kansas, died Sunday, November 18, 2012 at his home.

Gregory Alan Wilkinson was born at Topeka, Kansas on June 16, 1956, the son of Duane Wilbur and Maurine Kaye (Moore) Wilkinson. He married Vicky Young May 7, 1977 in Gridley, Kansas. They later divorced.

He is survived by his daughter, Amber Smith, Bentonville, Arkansas; son, Clayton Wilkinson, Gridley; his parents, Duane and Maurine Wilkinson, Saint Charles, Missouri; brothers, Mike Wilkinson of Champaign, Illinois, and Todd Wilkinson, Eureka, Missouri; sisters, Linda Faily, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Lisa Watson, Saint Peters, Missouri; and grandchildren, Kahlen Smith, Kinley Smith, Lilah Wilkinson, and Coy Wilkinson.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Monica Leigh Wilkinson, who died July 21, 1986; a nephew, Nicholas Watson; and his grandparents, Ray and Faye Moore.

Mr. Wilkinson was a farmer/rancher, and also was a grader operator for the Lyon County Road and Bridge Department. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia. The service will be conducted by Pastor Steve McVey, Lamont Weslyan Church. Interment will follow in the Gridley Cemetery, Gridley, Kansas.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening, November 23, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

A memorial has been established for the benefit of his grandchildren. Contributions may be sent in care of the funeral home.

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Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Phyllis J. Blackburn, 64, of Columbia passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.

A visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Memorial Funeral Home with services following. Burial will take place Monday, Nov. 26, at the Jacksonville Veteran Memorial Cemetery.

Phyllis was born July 17, 1948, in Bartlesville, Okla. She retired from Boone Hospital after many years of service. She loved to fish, collect clowns and play with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Gilbert, of the home; six children, Lori Rogers (Reginald), Bobby Boatman (Theresa), Brian Boatman (Gwen), Jermey Lee (Clarissa), Gilbert Blackburn II and Jennifer Rosa (David); 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Freeman (Larry); and many nieces and nephews.

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



Published Friday, November 23, 2012

Sandy Nichols, 68, of Hallsville passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at University Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Praise Assembly of God Church with Pastor Stuart officiating.

She was born April 10, 1944, to Marian and Pearl Davison Nelson in Boone County. She married Paul Nichols on Feb. 14, 1962, in Columbia, and he survives.

Also surviving are her children, Paula (Granville) Loyd, Karla (Bob) Driskill and Kevin Nichols; grandchildren Scott (Natalia), Casey (Chris), Kayla (Joe), Jordan, Paige, Junior, Elisha (James), Zac and Eliza; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings Larry (Flo) Nelson, Keith (Lorine) Nelson and Karen (Newman) Starke; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Jackie Nelson.

Memorials may be made to the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.



Published Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ralph William "RW" Harrison, 70, of Napa, Calif., passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.

Private services were held.

He was born in Columbia on Nov. 2, 1942. He was the second son of Crockett Irvin and Mary Frances Harrison of Mexico, Mo.

After graduating from Hickman High School in 1960, Ralph served his country in the U.S. Navy for four years.

He received his college degree in hotel and restaurant management and enjoyed a successful 35 year career managing hotels and resorts in Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. Ralph was recognized nationally and internationally as one of the top general managers in the hotel industry. He was a tough-as-nails hotelier yet sensitive to his employees' needs. Ralph was always willing to lend a helping hand. He loved to run, participated in various marathons and organized road races to benefit local charities. Ralph — the hotelier, marathoner, philanthropist and father — will be dearly missed by family and friends.

He is survived by his four children, Benjamin, Lauren, Jessie and William.

In lieu of flowers, condolences can be emailed to Benjamin Harrison at mxbenh@yahoo.com.

Memorial donations may be made to: National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane Suite B, Centennial, Colo., 80112. www.stroke.com. 1-800-STROKES.



Published Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Kathleen "Kathy" Gail Casteel, 66, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Cheyenne, Wyo.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Memorial Funeral Home.

Kathleen was born Jan. 2, 1946, in San Diego, Calif., to Carroll and Jean Casteel, who preceded her in death.

She attended Hickman High School, graduating in 1964. She was a past member of Missouri United Methodist Church. Kathleen loved animals and playing the piano. She had worked as a rehabilitation nurse since the early '80s. She loved to travel and spend time with family and adored her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Amanda Anderson (Nathan) of Columbia; her son, Aaron Casteel of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two grandchildren, Taylor and Benjamin; a brother, Chip Casteel (Susan) of St. Louis; and two nieces, Sarah Casteel and Samantha Casteel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Davis Hospice of Cheyenne, Wyo.

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


Published Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dr. Frank Robbins Dexheimer, 85, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at The Neighborhoods at Tiger Place.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service.

Frank R. Dexheimer was born June 6, 1927, in Columbia to Dr. Frank E. and Louise Robbins Dexheimer, and they preceded him in death.

Frank R. Dexheimer graduated as class president from Hickman High School in 1945.

He joined the Navy under the V-12 Navy College Training Program in 1945. He proudly served his country in World War II from 1945-1947 and in the Korean War.

He attended the University of Missouri and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he studied general surgery and received his medical degree in 1952.

After finishing medical school, Dr. Dexheimer returned to Columbia, where one of his first surgical procedures involved the removal of a knife that had passed through a man's heart. He continued surgical procedures until his retirement in the early '90s.

Dr. Dexheimer's interests included hunting, classical music and Corvettes. He always enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his two grandchildren, Hunter Dexheimer of Baton Rouge, La., and Jasmine Dexheimer Linder of Portland, Ore.

He was preceded in death by his son, Kurt Robbins Dexheimer, and his brother, George W. Dexheimer.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Nature Conservancy within the state of Missouri.

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



Deloris Baker Larwill
November 4, 1925 - November 30, 2012

A funeral service for Mrs. Deloris Baker Larwill will be held Friday, December 14, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas, at 2:00 p.m.

Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf.

Mrs. Larwill, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Nacogdoches Medical Center at the age of 87. She was born Nov. 4, 1925, in Fulton, Missouri, to parents Andrew Jackson Baker and Fernie Ray Duvall Baker.

Deloris grew up in Columbia, Missouri, and married Johart Larwill on Oct. 2, 1943. She worked at Pratt & Whitney, but devoted most ofher life to raising a family. She was licensed in cosmetology and worked briefly for hair salons, sold Avon, and hand painted ceramics.

She will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family.

Deloris had lived at Magnolia Court in Nacogdoches since 2007 and was preceded in death by her husband Johart on Sept. 23, 2009.

Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Carla and Steve Mezines of Houston and Karen and Bob Monsen of St. George, Utah; son and daughter-in-law, Marcus and Melinda Larwill of Chicago, Illinois; granddaughters, Rebecca Galatas and husband Steve of Nacogdoches and Christina Sharma and husband Diwakar of Fall's Church, Virginia; grandson, Mark Larwill and wife Laura of Whittier, California; great-granddaughters, Nyssa Galatas and Josephine Galatas, both of Nacogdoches; a sister, Freda Robinson of Champagne, Illinois; brother-in-law, David Larwill and wife Janet of Dallas; and nieces and nephews. 


Published Sunday, December 2, 2012

Laurance K. "Larry" Bremer, 72, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the funeral home.

Larry was born on Sept. 23, 1940, to Phillip and Jane (Rogers) Bremer. On July 28, 1973, he married Linda Hackwith.

Larry was a U.S. Navy Seabee from 1962 to1967 and served in the Vietnam War. He worked at Western Auto for 12 years, was a lifetime construction worker and retired from Boone County Fairgrounds in 2003. His greatest loves were hunting and his grandkids. He was a life member of VFW Post 280.

In addition to his wife of 39 years, he is survived by his mother, Jane Jeffries; children, James Bremer (Tina) of North Carolina, Christopher Bremer (Pam) of Columbia, Eric Bremer (Bela) of Florida and Sharon Newman (Mark) of Columbia; brother, George Bremer (Donna) of Tennessee; stepsiblings, Barbara Browning, David Zumwalt (Brenda), and Phyllis Sapp; grandchildren, Cody Bremer, Jennifer Bremer, Nicholas Bremer, Brenden Bremer and Rylan Newman.

He is preceded in death by his father, Phillip Bremer; and stepfathers, Harold Sevier and Roy Jeffries.

Memorial contributions in honor of Larry may be made to St. Baldricks-Help Kids Cure Childhood Cancer, www.stbaldricks.org, or Childhood Cancer, battlefora cure.org.

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


Published Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ruth Buescher of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Columbia, passed away in Mesa on Tuesday morning, Dec. 4, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Memorial Funeral Home, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service.

Ruth was born Jan. 9, 1927, in Columbia to Walter and Juan Hulen. Ruth graduated from Hickman High School. In 1946, she married Jim Buescher, and they had one son, Keith Buescher, who survives along with his wife, Wendy, of Mesa.

Ruth worked as a bookkeeper for McGlasson Construction for a number of years. After Jim's death in 1996, Ruth took over the job he was doing as the Missouri State Bowling Association secretary. She was active in the Comos Pal Association for a number of years. She was past grand matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Columbia, member of the Columbia Bowling Hall of Fame and a former member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing and knitting. In her younger years she was an avid bowler, as was Jim. They both enjoyed going RV camping with their friends and going to bowling tournaments all over.

She enjoyed her granddaughter, Kim Buescher Ross and her wife, Heather Ross, and her two great-grandsons, all of Sedalia.

Ruth was a very caring person and would enjoy talking to her friends and family as much as she could.

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


Published Sunday, December 9, 2012

Karen Jane Cox, 57, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Karen was born on Oct. 5, 1955, in Columbia to Lloyd J. Haley Jr. and Loretta Nienaber Haley.
She worked at the local phone company since 1971. Karen rescued many cats and dogs. She loved her grandson and was a loving and devoted mother and family person.

Survivors include her father, Lloyd Haley of Columbia; a son, Jason Cox and wife Keri of Columbia; a brother, Joel Haley and Julie of Columbia; niece, Melissa Quast and husband Mike; and a grandson, Jaxon Cox.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Loretta.

Memorials may be made to any animal charity.

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

Published Sunday, November 17, 2013

Evelyn J. (Goslin) Johnson, 94, of Kansas City died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in her room at Armour Oaks Skilled Nursing facility with her family around her.

Muehlebach Funeral Home handled the service on Dec. 11, 2012, at The John Knox Presbyterian Kirk in Kansas City.

She was born on Aug. 13, 1918, to Earl and Carrie Goslin in Sedalia. She lived most of her early life in Columbia, graduating from Hickman High School in 1936. Evelyn was always quite proud of the lifelong friendship she and her brothers enjoyed with high school classmate Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart.

In 1939, she married Neal Johnson, a newsman. His career led them to several cities and eventually to KMBC radio in Kansas City in 1947. While they raised two children, she worked the switchboard for Montgomery Ward and, later, was on staff at the Ozanam Home for Boys for many years.

She loved playing ball with her grandsons, bowling and dancing. She once bowled a 238 for her bowling team. She was a lovely soprano in the church choir and always a lovely lady.

Her parents and both brothers, Howard and Glenn Goslin, preceded her in death.

She is survived by Neal, her husband of 73 years; daughter Karen Hanover; son Gary Neal Johnson; four grandsons; and two great-granddaughters, all of the Kansas City area.


Published Monday, December 10, 2012

Michelle Elizabeth Morrow passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the age of 24.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Forum Christian Church, 3900 Forum Boulevard. A celebration of her life will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Forum Christian Church with burial to follow at Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City.

Michelle was born to Randy and Sandra Morrow on June 8, 1988, in Jefferson City but lived all her life in Columbia. She graduated from Hickman High School in May 2006, where she was a girls basketball and soccer cheerleader.

In 2008, she spent a semester studying abroad at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. In December 2010, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri in Columbia with a degree in Biological Sciences.

Michelle enjoyed reading, photography, movies and attending all types of concerts. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan and never passed up an opportunity to attend a game. She loved to travel and was always ready to go on any trip. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Michelle was compassionate, generous, loving and faithful, and was known for her beautiful smile. She was a lifelong member of Forum Christian Church and was a member of Mizzou Navigators while in college. For many years, she supported a child through Compassion International and chose to donate her organs to save the lives of others.

Michelle was employed as a pharmacy technician at Boone Hospital Center and also worked part time at Bandana's BBQ Restaurant. She was planning to attend pharmacy school.

Survivors include her parents, Randy and Sandra Morrow; brother Jefferson of Columbia; grandmothers Marlene Vandelicht of Lake of the Ozarks and Doris Morrow of Macon; aunt Cheryl Dye of Callao; uncle and aunt Dwayne and Susan Vandelicht Richard of Scottsdale, Ariz.; many cousins; and special friend John Kalogeris of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers Glen Vandelicht and Granvil Morrow.

Michelle traveled each and every highway of life.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boone Hospital Foundation, 1600 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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


Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Carla F. Thomas, 58, Columbia passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at her home with her family by her side.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Carla grew up in the Columbia area and eventually returned here after living in several different locations.

During her lifetime, Carla worked as a teacher, a realtor, a homemaker and a mother. She attended Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Justin; a daughter and son-in-law, Kristin and David; two grandchildren, Alexander and Isabella; three siblings, Carylon, Gary and Riley; and her granddog, Bear.

Carla was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and one sister.


Published Monday, December 17, 2012

Gary Michael Sapp, 68, of Wickliffe, Ky., died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Kevil, Ky.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter, Ky., with the Rev. Mark Sickling officiating. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Gary was a member of First Baptist Church of LaCenter and a veteran of the National Guard. He also was part of the RJ's Coffee Club.

He is survived by his wife, Sara Tarleton Sapp of Wickliffe; two sons, Troy O' Donald Sapp of Columbia and Michael Shawn Sapp of Kansas City; one daughter Dyrinda Rachelle Sapp of Columbia; one stepdaughter, Sara Elizabeth Bommarito and her husband, Joe, of Wickliffe; one sister, Linda Kay Ardrey of Columbia; and five grandchildren, Christopher, Amanda, Daphne, Joey and Hope.

Gary was preceded in death by two brothers and his parents, Arthur Lee and Frances Dean Sapp.

Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter is handling arrangements.


Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ellen Kackley, 62, of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

A celebration of life service will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 22, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Visitors will be welcomed between 10 a.m. and noon before the service. Private burial will be at a later date.

Ellen was born Nov. 12, 1950, to Virginia Roth and Mainem Leroy Fisher in Elkhart, Ind. The family moved to Columbia in 1957. Ellen was a 1968 graduate of Hickman High School and attended the University of Missouri.

She married Dennis Kackley, formerly of St. Louis, in 1998, and he survives.

She was previously married to Tom McBride of Columbia.

Ellen volunteered much of her time to the State Historical Society of Missouri and found this not only rewarding, but enjoyed her time there very much. She was a very proficient golfer and had many varied interests, the most important of these being her love and care for family, friends, animals and nature.
In addition to her husband, she also is survived by one son, David Walker, and one grandson, John Walker, both of Independence; one sister, Carol Fisher Bedegie of Columbia; two nieces; five great-nieces; and one great-nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one great-niece.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hepatitis C Alliance or an organization of the donor's choice.

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


Published Saturday, December 29, 2012

Robert Paul Henry, 77, son of Willard and Edith Crosswhite Henry, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at his home in Oro Valley, Ariz.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, at Vistoso Community Church in Oro Valley, Ariz. His ashes will be buried at Grandview Cemetery in Boone County.

Born Dec. 29, 1934, in Columbia, he graduated from Hickman High School in 1953. He attended the University of Missouri and the University of Arizona. He married Joyce Sewell in 1957, and she survives.

He was a member of Company A 175th Military Police Battalion with the Missouri National Guard. From 1956 to 1960, he served with the Columbia Police Department.

In 1960, he joined the Tucson, Ariz., Police Department. He was promoted to sergeant and worked in Homicides, Internal Affairs and Special Investigations.

A graduate of Gormac Polygraph School, he served both police departments as a polygraphist and was a past president of the Arizona Polygraph Association.

After retiring in 1981, he and Joyce enjoyed traveling in all 50 states and nine Canadian provinces.

Local arrangements are by Memorial Funeral Home.



Published Thursday, December 20, 2012

Jo Dozier, 71, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.

There will be a visitation at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Memorial Funeral Home, with a graveside service to follow at 2 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Columbia to Milton and Mary (Hunt) Purdy.

Jo worked for Shelter Insurance for 30 years.

She is survived by her husband, Tee Dozier; daughter Kelli Dozier of Phoenix; son Greg Dozier of Little Rock, Ark.; siblings Don Purdy (Viola) of Columbia, Dorothy Wade of Highland Lakes, N.J., and Jerry Purdy and Ron Purdy (Vickie) of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Monday, December 24, 2012

Tommy Lee Key, 67, of Columbia entered into the joy of the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Boone Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Columbia. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Simpson Chapel Cemetery.

Tommy Lee Key was born Jan. 13, 1945, in Kansas City, the son of Larkin and Mary Alice Woodward Key. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He leaves to cherish his memory five sons, Thomas Key, Kevin Key, Tim Key, Vincent Key and Sheldon Key, all of Columbia; two daughters Lisa Smith and Shatana R. Harris, both of Columbia; two brothers, Jerry Key and John Key, both of Columbia; five sisters, Glorious Andrews, Mary Strickland and Carrie Pruitt, all of Kansas City, Willa Arnold of Aurora, Colo., and Georgia Hates of Kansas City; 21 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


Published Sunday, December 30, 2012

Robert Eugene "Gene" Riddell Jr., 54, of Columbia passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at his home after a yearlong battle with cancer.

The family of Gene Riddell will celebrate his life in a memorial visitation between 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Columbia Board of Realtors office located at 2309 I-70 Drive N.W.

Gene was born Nov. 5, 1958, to parents Robert Eugene "Bob" Riddell Sr. and Betty Jean Bentlage Riddell (Traxler) at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

On April 8, 1980, Gene married Sherry Lee in Columbia. He is survived by a daughter of this marriage, Robin Jean Cameron (husband Jason Cameron) of Red Lodge, Suffolk, England.

On May 27, 1983, Gene married Lynne Brooks of Columbia. He is survived by two children of this marriage, Matthew Owen Riddell of Auxvasse and Samantha Jane Riddell of Columbia.

Gene also is survived by a son, Ashton Julius Lindsey, age 7, of Columbia. For the past two years, Gene has been blessed to share his life with and is survived by his fiancée, Susan McGee of the home. He was the proud grandfather to five: Alyssa, Zachary, Sydney, Aidan and Kiersten. Gene was the second child of four and is survived by two sisters, Deborah J. Bass of Auxvasse and Susan Myers of Columbia; one brother, Michael Riddell of Keytesville; and a half sister, Victoria Stuart of Clarksburg; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Gene enjoyed various career positions in the automotive world. Town N Country Tires and Batteries was the family business for many years.

Gene managed several auto parts stores, including Westside Automotive, Big A Auto parts and NAPA Automotive.

Gene was passionate when it came to his support of "locally grown." It is doubtful you would find anything in his home that wasn't "made in the USA." He had a big love for racing, gardening and remodeling his house.

Memorial contributions for his minor son, Ashton, can be made payable to JMJ Tax Accounting Services, 2000 E. Broadway, Box 280, Columbia, Mo., 65205.


Published Sunday, December 30, 2012

Marcia Easley, 69, of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center after an illness of only a few hours.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Parker Funeral Service in Columbia. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Weather permitting, burial will be at Fortney Cemetery after the funeral service.

Marcia was born on Jan. 5, 1943, to L.A. and Lois (Newton) Wilkerson in Camdenton. On June 25, 1961, she married Alan Easley of Columbia, and he survives.

When she was younger, she loved gardening and always had many beautiful flowers. She was a member of the Dudes and Dames square dance club for several years and made many friends in Central Missouri who were associated with square-dancing. She loved quilting and belonged to several quilting organizations. She made many quilts for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Greg (Jamie) and Jeff (Jean) of Columbia; one brother, Robert Wilkerson of Columbia; five grandsons, Justin (Amanda) of Fulton, Clint (Samantha) of San Diego Naval Base, Taylor (Rachel) of Fort Drum, N.Y., and Stephen and Sam of Columbia; one granddaughter, Leah of Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.; two stepgrandsons, Phillip Baylor of Columbia and Ben Baylor of Tennessee; two stepgreat-grandsons, Nicky and Ethen Millican of San Diego Naval Base; and one great-grandson who is due in February and for whom she completed a quilt on Christmas Eve. She also is survived by a wonderful young man, Norm Beal of Florida, who treated her like a mother and who was treated like a son in return.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, the Fortney Cemetery Trust or a charity of your choice.

Casket bearers will be her five grandsons and one granddaughter.





 

   
  
 
  













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