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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
Donald Gene Whitesides, Class of 1949, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at his home in Columbia.

Gracehelen Gentry, Class of 1954, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at her home in Columbia.

Emily Marie Overbeck Fitzhugh, Class of 1994, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at University Hospital.

Jack Robert Horton, Class of 1951, passed away at home on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.

Thomas Eugene Crane, 81, of Columbia passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center.

Glenn L. "Steve" Stephens, Class of 1972, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center.

Frederick Winslow Faurot III, Class of 1962, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.

Ronald Wayne "Sonny" Martin, Class of 1951, passed away in Osawatomie, Kansas, Friday morning, Dec. 13, 2013.

W. Gene Armstrong, Class of 1943, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.

Meliny Stockton Staysa, Class of 1985, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at her home in Columbia.

Carolyn Smith Paschal, Class of 1945, passed Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Mill Vista Lodge in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Willis C. "Mac" McCluskey, Class of 1937, died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

Lawrence Edwin "Larry" Blase, Class of 1977, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

Tanner Hayes McDannold, Class of 2008, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.

Wilber Haseman, Class of 1937 , passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.

Francis "Fritz" Mitchell Daugherty, Class of 1940, passed away at his home in Ocala, Fla., on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.

Fern Palmer Bittner, Class of 1953, died on Thursday, November 28, 2013.

James Russell "Russ" Coates, Class of 1943, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.

James P. "Jimmy" Dorsey, Class of 1955, passed on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville.

Julianne Owens, Class of 1967, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice in Albany, Oregon.

Peggy Sue Sapp Pool, Class of 1966, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Monroe Manor Nursing Center in Paris, Missouri.

James "Jimmy" Harvey Drake, Class of 1968, passed away November 15, 2013

Beverly Anne Rees, Class of 1959, passed away on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Columbia Health Care in Columbia.

Robert V. "Buddy" Shaw, Class of 1951, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.

Betty J. Henry McGee, Class of 1948, passed away Oct. 31, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center.

Beverly Hill Mourning, Class of 1945, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kevin O'Dean Nichols, Class of 1993, passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

Mabel Claire Bondurant Culpepper, Class of 1954, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Jeffrey William Dalzell, Class of 1972, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Liberty Hospital, in Liberty, Missouri.

Andre Cascier Garr, Class of 2001, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at his home in Columbia.

Mary Elizabeth Green Logan,Class of 1986, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at University Hospital.

Malcolm "Minnie" Sheppard Odor, Class of 1941, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Boone Hospital.

Jerry Allen Rogers, Class of 1979, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.

Michael Joseph Onofrio, Class of 1973, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at his home in Columbia.

James "Jim" B. Jones, Class of 1963, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Mapleton, Illinois.

Robert "Bob" Joseph Twenter, Class of 1956, passed away the morning of Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.

Loyal George Borman, Class of 1959, passed away on October 15, 2013.

James Alan Carey, Class of 1978, passed away the evening of Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Harlingen, Texas.

Sharon Roderick Vaughn, Class of 1953, died October 11, 2013.

E. Dale Powell, east hall principal at Hickman High School for more than two decades, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.

Heather Leane Cole, Class of 2011, died early Friday morning, Oct. 4, 2013.

John Worthington Phillips, Class of 1948, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 in Horseshoe Bay, Texas.

John Overton Young, Class of 1947, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at his home in Springfield.

Lewis W. Shutt, Class of 1943, passed away on September 29, 2013.

Mitchell Hudson McCollum, Class of 1976, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Sandra J. Rader Riley, Class of 1956, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Southampton Place.

Jimmie Lee Daly, Class of 1965, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at his home in Rocheport, Missouri.

Belinda Gay Hulen, Class of 1978, passed away the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.

Mary Kathryn "Kay" Jacobs Sells, Class of 1936, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Daniel James Simpson, Class of 2011, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Lois D. Nichols Lorton, Class of 1953, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Columbia Healthcare in Columbia.

Jerald "Jerry" Reno Kurtz, Class of 1953, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, Nev.

Richard Austin Knowles, Class of 2011, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

Barthena L. Allen Barnes, Class of 1932, passed away, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at The Neighborhoods in Columbia.

Laura Endicott Brockert, Classof 1988, passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in Columbia.

Carl Thomas Traxler, Class of 1945, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.

Anna Dean Ballew Teague, Class of 1943, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at her residence in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Mark Dewyane Lewis, Class of 1973, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at the Veterans Hospital of Dallas, Texas.

Barbara H. Roberts, Class of 1951, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at her home in Columbia.

Dorothy Anne Valentine Hague, Class of 1949, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Columbia.

Richard John Jurgensmeyer, Class of 1961, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Miami, Florida.

Ruth Evelyn (Parker) Willis, Class of 1945, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Lenoir Care Center in Columbia.

Sherry Ann Bush Jefferson, Class of 1963, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013.

Dusty Allan Reeves, Class of 2012, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, near Slater, Missouri.

Daniel Kent Showers, Class of 1975, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at University Hospital.

Dennis Eugene Paige, Class of 1969, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at University Hospital and Clinics.

Morgan Andrew Burnham, Class of 1998, died at University Hospital, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.

Jean Hourigan Edmunds, Class of 1943, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2013 in Northport, New York.

Virginia Ruth "Ruthie" Creber Brown, Class of 1958, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Columbia Healthcare.

Ivah Dean Acton Mohr, Class of 1948, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center.

Maj. John Michael Willey, Class of 1992, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Mary Mae Penisten Whitesides, Class of 1939, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Arlington, Virginia.

Michael G. Stewart, Class of 1965, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013.

Judy Clark Felt, Class of 1962, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013.

Naoma Powell, Class of 1943, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Ivan Fox Tolbert, Class of 2014, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Carol Gleim Butlin, Class of 1960, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Patricia Lorene Roberts Green, Class of 1953, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in her home, in Columbia.

Trudy Crane Barnes, Class of 1945, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the Macon Healthcare Center in Macon, Missouri.

Tre'Veon Jermaine Marshall, Class of 2014, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, in Columbia.

Mildred Louis Johnson Baker, Class of 1956, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at her home in Columbia.

Raymond A. "Butch" Palmer, Class of 1962, passed away July 12, 2013.

Franklin Leroy Fenton, Class of 1954, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, at his home in Mountain Grove, Missouri.

Sarah Weidemeyer Bess, Class of 1946, passed away July 3, 2013 at her residence in Evansville, Indiana.

Sarah "Juanita" Fite Kidwell, Class of 1954 passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Columbia.

Vivian "Lucille" Griffin, Class of 1936, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013 at Parkside Manor in Columbia.

Donald "Donny" Lynn Cress, Class of 1994, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Boone Hospital.

Charlotte Slaughter Terwilliger, Class of 1943, died Saturday, June 22, 2013.

Adam Joseph Garb, Class of 1995, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013, at his home in Columbia.

Darrell Jones, Class of 1977, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013, at his home in Columbia.

Maxine Turner Haas, Class of 1942, passed away the morning of Monday, June 17, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center.

Loren David Baurichter II, Class of 1974 (who graduated from Rock Bridge) passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013.

Terry Alan Hubbard, Class of 1980, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at his home in Columbia.

Donald E. Baldridge, Class of 1962, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, at his home in New Franklin, Missouri.

Mary Virginia Bishop Williamson, Class of 1945, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, at her granddaughter's home.

Joel Andrew Hjelmfelt, Class of 1991, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013, in Chicago.

Lois Annette Nichols Noel, Class of 1954, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013, at The Bluffs, in Columbia.

Linda Kay Ballew Doornbos, Class of 1971, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Bloomington, Illinois.

Brenda Kaye Slaughter, Class of 1975, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

Scott Renfro, Class of 1981, passed Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at his home in Columbia.

Brandon R. Coleman, Class of 2006, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013 at University of Missouri Hospital.

William "Bill" Burnley, Class of 1961, passed away May 19, 2013, in his home in Columbia.

Ethel Lloyd Harris, Class of 1929, (Kewpie of the Month, February 2000) died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at The Bluffs.

Nedra Milburn Conboy, Class of 1939, died Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Wanda Faye Edwards Incle, Class of 1969, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Joyce Anne Edwards Walker, Class of 1950, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Louis William Wappel, Class of 1984, passed at the home Thursday, May 9, 2013.

Betty Fenton Koby, Class of 1952, died at home on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.

Larry E. Dickenson, Class of 1965, passed away Wednesday, May 08, 2013, at his home in Columbia.

Herbert Bunker Jr., Class of 1944, died on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Auburn, Maine.

Martha Jane Ehler, Class of 1970, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Anthony J. Logan, Class of 1980, passed into eternity Friday, May 3, 2013, at his home in Columbia.

Clifford P. McGrath, Class of 1947, passed away Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2013.

Faye D. Sheets Lewis, Class of 1952, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at Parkside Manor.

Billy Joan “Jo” Fitch Hedrick, Class of 1947, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Shirley Jean Henderson-Pinkney, Class of 1965, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Wichita, Kansas.

Kathryn Hulett Burlison, Class of 1951, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Barbara Barton Toalson, Class of 1951, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Betty G. Toalson Kemper, Class of 1949, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013.

Marvin K. Kinney, Class of 1963, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

June Marilyn Kurtz McCarty, Class of 1958, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at her home in Columbia.

Cleveland Leon Adams, Class of 1993, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013.

Mrs. Lee Joe Swofford Campbell, Class of 1943, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013 in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Paul Conrad Krusekopf, Class of 1945, died Sunday, March 24, 2013 in Rogers, Arkansas.

Frances Elizabeth Patrick, Class of 1969, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Elizabeth Claxton Phillippe, Class of 1943, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Boone Hospital.

Robert Morris Crisler, Class of 1937, passed away on March 23, 2013, at AMG Specialty Hospital in Lafayette, LA.

William Haines (Bill) Angell II, Class of 1949, passed away March 15, 2013.

Mr. William “Bill” Brumfield, Class of 1959, died on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Advocate Bromenn Hospital, Normal, IL.

Dana Rowena Karnes Miller, Class of 1970, died Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Ronald Dale Palmer, Class of 1958, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013.

Larry M. Woods, Class of 1947, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2013.

Diana Decker Rea, Class of 1980, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at her home in Hermann, Missouri.

Marie Hickam Singleton, Class of 1945, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Columbia.

Betty Jo Harmon Fountain, Class of 1964, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Landmark Hospital in Columbia.

Melvin E. Watkins, Class of 1973, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Columbia.

Wanda Sue (Martin) Engstrand, Class of 1952, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania.

Miss Catherine L. Hunt, Class of 1951, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

Arthur Basey Vanlandingham II, Class of 1961, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida.

Loretta Jean Hegstad, Class of 1973, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013.

Nancy Decker Dougherty, Class of 1957, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at her home on Tuthill’s Hill in Shelter Island, New York.

Lisa Hatton Smith, Class of 1984, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center.

Gloria A. Terrian List, Class  of 1943, passed away January 23, 2013.

Doris Denham Wiggins, Class of 1937, died on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Lenoir Health Care.

Betty Joan Thompson Chase, Class of 1954, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Menorah Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas.

Jana Gay Carrington, Class of 1979, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at her home in Orlando, Florida.

Richard Garrison, Class of 1957, passed away Saturday afternoon, January 12, 2013, in Aurora, Colorado.

Donald J. Belcher, Class of 1949, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home in Rocheport.

Susan Lynn Cook Chappell, Class of 1973, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at her home in Columbia.

David R. Acton, Class of 1961, passed away January 9, 2013 in Peculiar, Missouri.

Gayle LaBerge Nathe, Class of 1961, passed away Tuesday morning, January 8, 2013, in Tucson, Arizona.

Elra V. Sapp Jr., "Pop", Class of 1959, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Columbia HealthCare.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Published Thursday, January 3, 2013

Elra V. Sapp Jr., "Pop", 71, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Columbia HealthCare after a six-month battle with cancer.

Informal visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Nilson Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Elra was the eldest of seven children, born June 14, 1941, in Callaway County to Elra Vencil Sapp Sr. and Betty Jean (Dudley) Sapp. He retired in 2011 from Sterling Excavating of Jefferson City and was a member of the Boone County Fair Board for many years.

He continued, until his recent illness, with his interest in cattle and small farm operations at his home in Paris, Mo. He loved time spent with his grandson, Cole; hunting and skeet-shooting; planning grandstand events at the Boone County Fair; and socializing with his many friends.

He is survived by his daughter, Tracey S. Sapp and grandson Cole M. Sapp of Tipp City, Ohio; the mother of his children, Mannon L. Burks (Sapp) of Columbia; brothers Jim (Sandra) of Belleville, Ill., and Larry (Judy) and Russell (Debbie) of Columbia; sisters Peggy (Jerry) Pool of Centralia and Norma (Bruce) Fraser of St. Louis; brother-in-law Karl Jenkins of Butler; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Troy M. Sapp; his sister, Barbara Jenkins; and his parents, Vencil and Betty Sapp.

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



Gayle Mackley Nathe passed away Tuesday morning, January 8, 2013, in Tucson, Arizona after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. Gayle was born March 16, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her father Robert LaBerge. She is survived by her husband Tom Nathe, daughter Robbin Bixler, three grandchildren, one great granddaughter, her mother Virginia LaBerge, brothers Bob and Tom, sister Molly and many nieces and nephews.

Gayle's love of and talent for arts and crafts caused her success at selling the charms she handmade. She also owned her own art framing store called The Framing Post in Columbia. Additionally, Gayle managed a shop for a factory that made men's and women's hats for retail department stores. She also taught a high school greenhouse class, a perfect fit for Gayle's always green thumb. She also worked several years as a teller at the Commerce Bank in Moberly, Missouri.

Gayle attended Columbia Public Schools, spending one year at Hickman and graduating for the University High School where she excelled at stage performing.

I was fortunate enough to be Gayle's best friend, confidant and great supporter of everything she did for 45 years. She is at peace and rest now, sharing her talents and teaching others her many trades. Gayle was also truly a dog lover and over the years we had seven dogs of all breeds and sizes.

Contributions may be made to the Lung Cancer Foundation of your choice.

Obituary by Tom Nathe, February 2013.


Published in Kansas City Star on January 13, 2013

David R. Acton, 69, of Peculiar, MO, passed away January 9, 2013.

Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Park Lawn Chapel. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the chapel.

Burial with Military Honors in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Arr.: Park Lawn Funeral Home, (816) 523-1234.



Published Thursday, January 10, 2013

Susan Lynn Chappell, 57, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at her home.

A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Locust Grove United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday at Nilson Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Locust Grove Cemetery.

Susan Lynn Chappell was born May 5, 1955, in Boone County, the daughter of Fred and Thelma Gruber Cook, and they preceded her in death.

She married Stanley G. Chappell on July 3, 1976, in Boone County, and he survives. Susan enjoyed many outdoor activities, especially mowing the yard. She also enjoyed family get-togethers and her dog, "Rosie."

Survivors include her husband, Stanley; two sons, Chris and Robby; brother Tom (wife Sue) Cook; four grandchildren, Dawn, Blake, Alex and Haley; and several nieces and nephews.

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


Published Sunday, January 13, 2013

Donald J. Belcher, 82, of Rocheport passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at home with family.

Relatives and friends are invited to a rosary from 6 to 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Columbia, followed by a visitation from 6:20 to 8 p.m. There will be a funeral Mass for Donald at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the church, with a one-hour visitation prior to the Mass. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in the Garden of Resurrection.

Donald was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Columbia to his parents, John Belcher and Wilmoth Hunt Belcher. Donald was the youngest of three children.

He attended Hickman High and graduated in 1948. He married Anita Barbara Schlitt in Krakow on Oct. 31, 1959. They had four children. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, earning the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, ROK Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

He was a longtime resident of Rocheport and was employed by the U.S. Veterans Administration as a maintenance inspector of engineering for 20 years. Donald was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and spending time with his family.

Donald will be remembered by his loving wife and their children, Rick Belcher (Marry), Pam McMahan (Mike), Tammy Wulff (Mike) and Kevin Belcher (Terri). He also is survived by five grandsons, Justin Belcher, Adam Wulff, Drew Wulff, Ryan McMahan and Ian Wulff; and one granddaughter, Rebecca McMahan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister.

In lieu of flowers, memorial masses or contributions to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish or to the American Cancer Society are suggested.

The family would like to express their humble appreciation for the outpouring of love and support from family and friends as Don prepared for his transcendence into the loving arms of God.

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


Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Richard L. "Dick" Garrison, 74, of Aurora, Colo., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.

Memorial services in Columbia are pending.

He is survived by his wife, Cara Winkelmeyer Garrison of Aurora; son Curtis Garrison of Warrensburg; daughters Tracy Garrison of Columbia and Laura Garrison Parkes of Parker, Colo.; and grandchildren Leah Garrison of Warrensburg, and Elizabeth, Sarah and Benjamin Parkes of Parker.

He was preceded in death by daughter Amy Garrison.


Published Friday, February 1, 2013

Jana Gay Carrington, 52, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at her home in Orlando, Fla., surrounded by family and friends after a 10-year journey of breast cancer.

A celebration of life was held at Christ Church Unity in Orlando.

Jana was born in Columbia to Jerry and Loraine Carrington. She graduated from Hickman High School and the University of Iowa. She went on to obtain certification as an addictions counselor, helping clients to develop healthy relationships with family and friends. She was a nationally certified, licensed massage therapist and co-owner of Massage Solutions. She taught courses on energy healing, as well as instructing students in the Central Florida area in anatomy/physiology. She authored “A Touch of Hope — A Caregivers Guide” and numerous caregiver articles.

Jana is survived by her loving husband, Brendan Price of Orlando; mom Charlette Carrington of Columbia; four siblings, Lisa Carrington Pletz and Carson, Mark and Michael Carrington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and birth mother.



Published Sunday, January 27, 2013

Betty Joan Chase, 76, of Columbia passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Menorah Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the McMurray Chapel of Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St.

Joan was born in Columbia on March 23, 1936, to John W. "Jack" and Elizabeth Rogers Thompson.

Joan graduated from Hickman High School in 1954 and obtained her degree at Christian College (now Columbia College) in 1956.

Joan and Luke A. Chase married on Oct. 5, 1966, and they enjoyed 41 years together until Luke's death on Jan. 1, 2009. They had one son, Kirtley Rogers Chase, who resides with Lisa Sachs in Overland Park.

Most of Joan's working career was devoted to Gene Glenn's clothing store in Columbia. Joan was a salesperson, buyer and manager. Her good taste in fashion was validated by the popularity of Gene Glenn's when Joan was there.

Joan and Luke were active supporters of Optimist International, and in particular, the Downtown Optimist Club. They attended many Optimist conventions, representing the clubs in Mid-Missouri. They also were members of Missouri United Methodist Church.

Joan is survived by her son, Kirtley R. Chase and Lisa Sachs of Overland Park; her sister, Carol J. Lee and husband Charles N. of Columbia; two stepsons, Steven B. Chase of Overland Park and David B. Chase of Gladstone; three step-grandsons, Matthew, Alex and Andrew; three nephews, John Lee of Columbia, Jim Lee of Centralia and Mike Lee of Pfafftown, N.C.; and several cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and one great-nephew, Zane Thompson Lee.


Published in News-Chief from January 24 to January 25, 2013

GLORIA A. LIST, 87 WINTER HAVEN, FL

Gloria A. Terrian List, 87, died of respiratory failure January 23, 2013.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday March 2, 2013 at Temple Baptist Church in Dundee FL.

Also a memorial service will be conducted at Millersburg Cemetery on May 11, 2013.

Steele's Family Funeral Services



Published Sunday, January 27, 2013

Doris Wiggins, 94, of Columbia died on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Lenoir Health Care.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Her health had been declining after her husband, Ed, died in May of 2012.

Doris was born to David and Lena Denham of Columbia on Dec. 11, 1918. She was the youngest of three daughters; Francis Steele was the oldest, followed by Meribah Oliver. The three maintained a very close relationship throughout their lives.

Doris was educated in Columbia Public Schools and graduated from Hickman High School in 1937. She attended a business school to help sharpen her secretarial skills, and in 1941 she was hired by the Agricultural Extension Service of the University of Missouri. She served faithfully in various secretarial positions throughout her career with the university, including secretary to the associate dean of the College of Agriculture. Doris was honored upon her retirement from the university in 1985, with a large celebration thanking her for 44 years of distinguished service to the university.

In 1941 Doris married the love of her life, J.B. Thomas. J.B. and Doris always held hands, and she would profess that he treated her like a queen. They remained inseparable and happily married until his death on Dec. 15, 1976. After J.B.'s death, her sister, Francis, urged Doris to get out and socialize. She eventually met J.B. Mahan (widowed), and they were married on Jan. 24, 1988, at the home of the Rev. Homer Lay in a private ceremony. She enjoyed living out in the country and getting to know and become friends with J.B.'s son and family, Joe and Wanda Mahan and their children.

When Mr. Mahan died on Feb. 10, 1996, Doris moved back from the country into Columbia, where she continued to attend the Extension dinners for retirees. It was at one of these dinners that she became re-acquainted with Ed Wiggins (widowed), a retired professor of agricultural economics who had served as an agent of the Extension Service. Ed and Doris were married in a private ceremony at Broadway Christian Church on June 24, 2000, where Ed was a charter member and Doris also became a member. They enjoyed family and friends, dining out and gatherings at special events, including Christmas. They remained active until their health began to decline a few years ago. At that time, Ed moved to Lenoir Health Care and Doris followed about six months later. Doris was pleased to have had the opportunity to get to know Ed's two sons, Kip and his wife, Mary Beth, and their children, and Rex and his wife, Diane, and their family. Ed's family continued to phone and visit Doris after Ed's death on May 24, 2012.

Throughout her life, Doris loved to dance, and during the 1950s and '60s you could find her and her husband in the ballroom of the Tiger Hotel dancing with a large crowd belonging to the Saturday Nighters and swinging to big band music!

Cooking was something else that Doris loved to do, and many relatives and friends got to enjoy her large spread of food on Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Often she and her sisters and their aunt, Jamilee, who was like a sister, joined together to cook in the same kitchen. It was a delight to watch as they moved about without ever bumping into one another or spilling anything on their beautiful attire (those small aprons were for decoration only) — like well-choreographed dancers. The men in the family were not allowed in the kitchen when the ladies were at work. The sisters also were artists in making candy for Christmas: divinity and peanut brittle! Each one had a specific duty, and when the boiling peanut brittle was poured by one onto a large pan, the other three began pulling it — ouch! — laying the thin pieces out on wax paper. Doris loved it, and they all had fun. She loved flowers, especially those received from her church and from her husband, family and friends. Doris loved to keep up on current events and read the paper daily, as well as magazines. She loved the 4-H Clubs and delighted in supporting them with her donations; after all, 4-H was part of the Extension Service.

For Doris, one of the most difficult things to give up was driving her car, which she had to do about two-and-a-half years ago. For her, it signaled a loss of independence.

Doris and Ed truly appreciated the caring atmosphere and the excellent care they received from the staff at Lenoir Health Care during the last years of their lives. We shall miss her warm smile, sparkling eyes and kind heart.

Doris is survived by two cousins, Howard R. Jones of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and his family, and David Jones of Columbia; one nephew, Gayle Lampson of Houston, Texas; and her best friend and former colleague, Pam Seibert, and her family.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, both sisters and an aunt.

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


Published Saturday, February 2, 2013

Lisa Smith, 48, of Columbia passed into eternity on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Columbia. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Lisa was born on Dec. 13, 1964, in Columbia, the daughter of Tomme Key and Gwendolyn Hatton.

She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Roger Key and Joshua McTye, both of Columbia; one daughter, Oceana Key of Columbia; five brothers, Tommy Key, Kevin Key, Vincent Key, Timothy Key and Sheldon Key, all of Columbia; and one sister, Shatana Harris of Columbia.


Published February 7, 2013 by Shelter Island Reporter, Shleter Island, NY

Nancy Decker Dougherty passed away peacefully on February 6, 2013 at her home on Tuthill’s Hill after a courageous 13-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Nancy was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri, the daughter of a college professor and went on to Radcliffe College, graduating in 1961.

Nancy was invited to join Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year at Radcliffe. Upon graduation, she accepted Radcliffe President Mary Bunting’s offer to tour the country for a year with classmate Lucy Tuchman, daughter of the historian Barbara Tuchman, extolling the virtues of Radcliffe to high school girls.

She then studied for her master’s degree and Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley.

Nancy moved back east in 1971, marrying Jim, town supervisor since 2008, and taking up residence in Manhattan.

Nancy was a very active co-chair of the literary committee of the National Arts Club for many years.

In 1976, the Dougherty’s bought the John Tuthill house, built in 1852, using it as a weekend getaway until 2001 when they moved here permanently.

Nancy was a film critic and a writer of biographies. She was honored by Pen America in 1987 with the Pen Girard Award for best non-fiction work by a previously unpublished female author.

On Shelter Island, in addition to spending glorious days writing, reading, swimming and playing tennis, Nancy was very active with local literary groups and in environmental issues, serving for many years on the Mashomack Preserve Board of Trustees.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Jim; brother Jack and sister-in-law Linda of Hawaii; niece Sarah; Jim’s nephew Terrence and her four wonderful caregivers and loving friends of the past seven years, Germaine, Lita, Maka and Tamar.

There will be a private family service and a memorial celebration of Nancy’s life planned for her birthday, June 30.

In lieu of the flowers, donations may be made to the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, where Nancy was a writer in residence, to the Mashomack Preserve or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.


Published Sunday, February 10, 2013

Loretta Jean Hegstad, 57, began her journey to heaven on Feb. 7, 2013, after a short but tragic illness.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at New Providence Baptist Church in Columbia.

Loretta was born Aug. 10, 1955, in Jamestown, N.D.

Loretta graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia in 1973. She went on to receive her master's degree from the University of Missouri in 1978.

She retired from Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space in Sunnyvale, Calif., in 2011, and moved back to Columbia in 2012.

Loretta is survived by her two daughters, Amanda Hyer and Allison Hyer; her parents, Margaret and Kenneth Hegstad; and brothers, Donald Hegstad and Christopher Hegstad. Loretta also is survived by Donald's wife, Geri, and their children, Jennifer Herd, Brian Hegstad, John Hegstad and Susan Helming, as well as Christopher's daughter, Beth Nelson.

Loretta would have appreciated donations made to her favorite causes in her name: the Alzheimer's Association and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. She was an active participant in both charities and a 19-year survivor of breast cancer.

She was surrounded by unconditional love upon her ascent from her earthly home to her new heavenly kingdom, and she will be eternally loved and cherished.

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


Published Monday, February 11, 2013

Arthur Basey Vanlandingham II, 69, of Rocky Mount left his earthly home for his eternal Heavenly home with Jesus on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Fla.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to the service from 2 to 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Basey was born Feb. 19, 1943, in Boonville and graduated from David H. Hickman High School in 1961. He attended the University of Missouri and served in the National Guard. He was a real estate developer, entrepreneur and consultant for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Church at Osage Hills in Osage Beach and attended the First Assembly of God in Ft. Myers, Fla., during the winter months where he and his wife, Bonnie, lived. He was a former member of the Mid-Missouri Corvette Club.

Basey is survived by his wife, Bonnie; his children, Jeffery Vanlandingham, Arthur Basey "Jay" Vanlandingham III, Aric B. Vanlandingham and Lisa L. Wilkinson; two stepchildren, Teena Whitesides and Tony Whitesides; sister Becky L. Hall; brother Barry Vanlandingham; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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


Published Thursday, February 14, 2013

Miss Catherine L. Hunt, 79, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

Per Miss Hunt's wishes, there will be no public services.

A retiree of the University of Missouri, Miss Hunt loved to travel across the United States and around the world. She was passionate about reading; her cat, Buster; and caring for the plants, flowers and woodland creatures around her home.

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


Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wanda Sue (Martin) Engstrand, 78, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at York Hospital in York, Pa.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Powder Mill Apartments Community Room, 42 Oak Ridge Drive in York, with family friend Chaplain Charlie Hoopes of Memorial Hospital officiating. A visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. before the service.

She was the wife of the late William A. Engstrand, who passed away on Sept. 4, 2009. The couple had been married for 55 years.

Born on July 31, 1934, in York, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Pearl (Gilpin) Martin. Wanda was a 1952 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia. She worked as a teacher's aide for more than 20 years at Lincoln Intermediate Unit No. 12 until her retirement.

Mrs. Engstrand loved reading, birds and playing cards, especially bridge. She was a member of a number of bridge clubs. Wanda also enjoyed greeting people at Autumn House and looked forward to meeting new people every day. Most important, she loved being with children, especially her two sons.

Mrs. Engstrand is survived by two sons, William P. Engstrand and Gregory S. Engstrand, both of York; one grandson, Zackary S. Curry of Hallsville; one great-grandson, Caleb; and two "adopted" daughters, Barb Hoopes and Cindy McMullen-Cortright and her husband, Michael.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Sara Beaver and Hallie Phillips; and one brother, Oran Martin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Patient Help Fund, 25 Monument Road, Suite 194, York, Pa., 17403, or Compassionate Care Hospice, 2449 S. Queen St., York, Pa., 17402.

Send condolences to BestLifeTributes.comLife Tributes by Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 35 Gotham Place in Red Lion, Pa., is in charge of arrangements.


Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Melvin E. Watkins, 59, of Columbia passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Columbia.

A prayer service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at St. Thomas Moore Newman Center.

Survivors include mother Miriam Steffan of Columbia; father Melvin Glenn Watkins of California; sister Alicia D'Orazio (Mario) of Livonia, Mich.; and brothers William Watkins and Robert Watkins of Columbia.

The family requests no flowers. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.heartlandcremation.com.


Published Sunday, February 24, 2013

Betty Jo (Harmon) Fountain, 66, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, after a long struggle with COPD at Landmark Hospital.

Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, with services at 2 p.m. at The Broadway Christian Church, 2601 West Broadway in Columbia. A graveside farewell will follow at Memorial Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn, Springfield, Mo., 65807.

She was born Sept. 27, 1946, to Tharon E. and Agnes Evalyn (Caldwell) Harmon in Boone County Hospital.

Betty Jo graduated early from Hickman High School in the summer of 1963. After completing mortuary school in 1976 in Louisville, Ky., she became an embalmer and funeral director and co-owned and operated Fountain Mortuary Service in Columbia for 20 years. She also served as the chief death investigator for both Boone and Callaway counties from 1997 to 2004 and was a member of the Missouri and National Funeral Directors Associations as well as the mortuary fraternity Pi Sigma Eta.

In 2005, she retired from mortuary service and death investigation to pursue her passion for dancing by opening and operating Twilight Dance Studio in Columbia. In her spare time, she traveled to compete in ballroom dance competitions, took trips to Hawaii and cruises in the Caribbean, and loved to shop. She enjoyed life, loved to laugh and saw the good in everyone. Her beautiful smile, generous spirit and joy will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Carol Jean Stand.

She is survived by her children, Mark Glover of Olathe, Kan., and Kimberly Hale of Springfield; daughter-in-law Jeri Glover; grandsons Koty Glover, and Robert and Johnathan Tomlinson; granddaughter Raylene Tomlinson; niece Tonja (Tim) Rinck; nephew Greg (Merry) Turner; great-nephews K.C. Turner, and Marcus and Matthew Rinck; and great-niece Amelia Wood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the COPD Foundation, 2937 S.W. 27th Ave., Suite 302, Miami, Fla., 33133, or www.copdfoundation.org.



Published Saturday, February 23, 2013

Marie Singleton, 85, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Columbia.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Marie was a member of Olivet Christian Church. She spent many hours at the Columbia Senior Center, Parkade Center and Oak Towers Senior Club. She enjoyed gardening, dancing at the Senior Center and quilting piecework.

She is survived by her children, Tommy Singleton and wife Teresa, and Connie Kyi and husband Tuni; siblings, Barbara Monroe, John Hickam and Linda Maupin; grandchildren, Chris Singleton and wife Lisa, Nicole Maltsberger and husband Allen, Tifany Minter and husband Michael, Crystal McNamara and husband Sean, and Alex Long; great-grandchildren Tyler Singleton, Aubrey Maltsberger, Christina Maltsberger, Allie Maltsberger, Dylan Minter and McCartney Minter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, G.L. Hickam and Ruth Valentine Hickam; three brothers, G.L. "Kirk" Hickam Jr., Billy Joe Hickam and Donald Hickam; and one sister, Mary Wright.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2833 E. Battlefield Road, Building B Suite 100, Springfield, Mo., 65804.

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


Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Diana Decker Rea, 51, of Hermann passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Hermann, with Bart Larson officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Mrs. Rea was born in Greenfield, Ind., on Oct. 25, 1961, the daughter of the late Robert and Helen (Anderson) Decker.

She was the wife of Tom Rea. They were united in marriage Sept. 7, 1985, in Columbia. Tom survives in Hermann.

Diana served with her husband in church-planting ministry in France from 1988 to 2000. Since 2000, she has been a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Hermann, where she was involved in the spiritual formation of women. She was an independent sales consultant and regional vice president for Arbonne International.

Diana is also survived by her eight children, daughter Emma Harms and husband Jason of Columbia, S.C., daughter Annie Rea of Columbia, S.C., son Andrew Rea of Columbia, S.C., daughter Betsy Rea of Hermann, son William Rea of Hermann, son Samuel Rea of Hermann, daughter Esther Rea of Hermann and son Evan Rea of Hermann; a sister, Lori Dean of Kansas City; a brother, Steve Decker of Denver, Colo.; her step-mother, Inge Decker of Columbia; an uncle, Jim Reed and wife Bonnie of Jonesboro, Ark.; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Chad Rea.

Memorials may be given to the Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer or Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church Building Fund, C/O Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.


Published Thursday, February 28, 2013

Larry M. Woods, 83, of Columbia passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2013, surrounded by all of his children.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Memorial Funeral Home. A graveside service for family and any friends who would like to attend will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. The Law Firm of Eng & Woods will host a celebration of Larry's life from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Shiloh Bar and Grill, 402 E. Broadway.

Larry was born July 13, 1929, in Columbia to Newton Malone Woods and Lorene Minor Woods. On Jan. 2, 1954, he married Joan Hatfield in Oak Ridge, Tenn. They were married 52 years before she preceded him in death on April 10, 2006. Larry is survived by his four children, Leslie Creath Roby (Brad), Lisa Nelson (David), Bill Woods (Susan) and Matt Woods (Stacey). Also surviving are his 11 grandchildren: Abby Lenger, Tyler Creath, Colin Creath, Ben Baeker, Sarah Nelson, Emily Harding, Ashley Woods, Lisa Jo Woods, Wells Woods, Andrew Woods and Alexandra Woods. He also is survived by four great-grandchildren: Analise, Madilynn, Liam and Leo.

Larry attended Columbia Public Schools, graduating from Hickman High School in 1947. He went on to the University of Missouri, graduating from the School of Journalism. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1953, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate.

After passing the bar exam and receiving his law degree, he practiced law as an associate in the office of Howard Major, attorney, until May of 1954, when he entered the Air Force.

While in the Air Force, he acted as government prosecutor or as defense counsel in the trial of almost 100 criminal cases, obtaining the rank of captain as a judge advocate general.

In May 1956, he returned to Columbia and began to practice law as an associate with Mr. Ralph Alexander in the law firm of Alexander, Welliver & Wayland. He went on to become Boone County prosecuting attorney in 1958, prosecuting many high-profile cases. Larry served as prosecutor until he became state representative for District One, which included Boone County and surrounding areas. After serving one term as state representative, he went into the private practice of law with Carl Sapp, practicing law continuously for almost 50 years, ultimately ending his law career with his son, Matt, and Pat Eng as "Of Counsel" with the law firm of Eng & Woods.

During his law career, he was a member of the Boone County Bar Association, the Missouri Bar, the American Bar, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the American Association for Justice and the American Judicature Society, as well as being appointed by the late Gov. Warren Hearnes as a member of the prestigious Missouri Banking Board.

In 1965, he was selected as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America. For many years, Larry was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church, where he served in many capacities. Larry also was a past president of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, member of the Lion's Club and was actively involved in many other charitable organizations.

Larry was known for his work ethic and community involvement. In addition to being a talented and effective lawyer, he was an honest, ethical and loyal friend and law partner.

Larry was loved by many, including his wife, Jo, and his children. To his family, he was a loving, caring, good-hearted individual who cared deeply about those he loved. He had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful storyteller, well-known for his poetry recitations, including "The Cremation of Sam McGee," "Whippoorwill" and "Forgiven" (as a result of his grandfather, Watt Woods, putting him on the tree stump to practice his public speaking).

Larry also was an avid golfer and was known in the golfing community as having a great "short game" and as an excellent putter. He and Jo took many golfing vacations with close friends, in addition to their extensive travels to Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean.

They retired to Tucson, Ariz., living many happy years together.

Memorials may be made in Larry's name to the charity of the donor's choice.

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


Published Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Ronald Dale Palmer, 72, of Columbia passed away Monday, March 4, 2013.

A funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Praise Assembly of God Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.

Ronald was born Sept. 14, 1940, to James W. and Nellie Irene Calvert Palmer in Columbia. He married Nina Fay Richardson on Sept. 18, 1959, and she survives.

He graduated in 1958 from Hickman High School and attended sheet metal worker trade school in Jefferson City. Ronald served six years in the Missouri National Guard.

Ronald was a sheet metal worker in plant engineering at the University of Missouri Hospital. He was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church and worked with the Royal Ranger Commanders Boys Club at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Fay Palmer of Columbia; two sons, Terry D. Palmer of Columbia and Dennis Palmer of Tulsa, Okla.; three daughters, Kelly Heimericks of Columbia, Donna Carter of Columbia and Tammy Schneider of Indianapolis, Ind.; a brother, Jerry Palmer of Columbia; two sisters, Ruth Ann Rice and Karen Carter, both of Columbia; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sherry; a brother, Larry; and a sister, Sharon Palmer.

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


Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dana Rowena Karnes Miller, 60, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, after a long illness. A resident of Columbia, she died at Lexington Square Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Keokuk, Iowa.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, at Parker Funeral Service in Columbia. Visitation will follow the service before burial at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Dana was born Aug. 8, 1952, in Lexington.

Her parents are Elaine T. Grev and James B. Karnes, both of Columbia.

A graduate of Hickman High School, Dana married Raymond Edward Miller and had a son, Russell Lee Miller, both of Sioux Falls, S.D.

Her interests included love of singing as a soprano in Double Sextet at Columbia College, where she received her Associate of Arts degree. She worked at A.B. Chance in Centralia and at Orkin Inc. in Columbia. Dana loved oil painting and showing Rottweilers and training her service dogs after her injuries in 1985. She was helped significantly by Rusk Rehabilitation Center.

Dana is survived by her parents, Dennis and Elaine Grev and James and Sandra Karnes; her son, Russell Lee Miller; two grandchildren, Ethan and Asher; half brother Eric John Grev of Ramona, Calif.; aunt Rowena Taliafero of Arlington, Texas; and stepsiblings.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bryant Scott Karnes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Second Chance, 24687 Highway 179, Boonville, Mo., 65233.

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


Published by, Niebur Funeral Home, Barry, Illinois 62312

Mr. William “Bill” Brumfield, 72, of Chatsworth, IL, and formerly of Barry, Il. died on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Advocate Bromenn Hospital in Normal, IL. He was born in Washburn, WI on August 11, 1940 to M. William and G. Joan Haiden Brumfield. He married Sandi Pelican on September 14, 1968 in Columbia, MO, and she survives.

Mr. Brumfield taught elementary and junior high education-art. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and did graduate work in Art. Bill was an Alumni of the University of Missouri Association. He received his teaching certificate from Hannibal-LaGrange College. He had taught in the Tri-Point School District at Piper City, IL. He had also served as a truant officer for the Pike-Adams Regional Superintendent of Schools. In addition, he was a substitute teacher for the Barry School District. He also coached girls’ softball in Barry. He had also worked for over 20 years as a diesel mechanic at Missouri Gravel. He was a member of the Kiwanis and the Barry Masonic Lodge # 34 AF & AM. Bill had also served as the Chairman of the Barry Apple Festival.

He enjoyed woodworking, art both abstract and surreal (painting, drawings in pencil, oils, and acrylics). He was an avid reader who enjoyed crossword puzzles and cryptograms. He enjoyed kids. He loved his family and especially loved his granddaughters.

Survivors include his wife Sandi of Chatsworth, IL, a son, Jonathan (Jennifer) Brumfield of Bolingbrook, IL , two daughters, Jennifer Brumfield of Elgin, IL, and Erin (Cef) Brumfield Grima of Hanover Park, IL, two brothers, Robert (Sandy) Brumfield of Columbia, MO, and Gerald (Irma) Brumfield of Rocheport, MO, a sister, Linda Johnson of Rocheport, MO, two granddaughters, Eleanor and Scarlett, along with nine nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Karen in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry, IL with Dan Lohnes officiating. Burial will be at the Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry. Visitation will be held Friday evening, March 22, 2013 from 4:30 until 7:30 P.M. at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry.

Memorials are suggested to be made to the American Lung Association or the Barry Public Library. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nieburfh.com. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements..


Charitable donations may be made in William "Bill"'s memory to the following organizations:

American Lung Association
3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, Illinois 62711


WILLIAM HAINES (BILL) ANGELL II
August 1, 1931- March 15, 2013

Bill was born in Rocheport, MO, and grew up in and around the Rocheport area.

In 1951 he joined the US Air Force and served as a "tail gunner" on the B-29 and B-36 aircraft. He proudly identified himself as a Korean War Veteran. He was honorably discharged in 1955 and upon his return, made his home in Overland Park, KS with first wife, Elsie Hubble-Angell and their children.

In 1969 the family moved to Stilwell, KS. Bill returned to Overland Park a number of years later where he re-married and lived with wife Yvonne Gigax-Angell and continued to work at the Olathe Delco Remy plant (from 5/25/1956) un- til his retirement on 5/31/1988.

He was a 32 Degree Mason and life member of the 40/8 Voure, VFW Post 846, and the American Legion Dwight G. Cowles Post 370. He and wife Yvonne attended yearly state and national conferences and he held many different officer positions within these organizations. Eventually, he worked his way up to the position of Kansas State Commander for the American Legion 1990-91. He was an avid collector of many things; coins, bottles, Hummels, Precious Moments, and anything #24 - Jeff Gordon.

In May of 2009 he was diagnosed with having had Alzheimer's/Dementia for approximately 8 years. Unable to live alone, he spent the last few years of his life in CA and WA, where his daughters and granddaughter Stephanie were his caregivers.

He leaves behind his "5 girls", Deborah Simpson (Scott), Perris, CA; Terri Zura (Joseph), Renton, WA; Mary Schulz (Gregory), Edgewood, WA; Vicki Friedberg (Richard), Lake Stevens, WA; Cathy Streleski (Marcus), Fife, WA; seven grandchildren, one great- granddaughter, his brother, Robert L. Angell, Gravois Mills, MO; family, and many, many friends and colleagues, he met and made over the years.

He was preceded in death by infant son, David Earl Angell; parents, Mary Frances Magruder-Angell and William H. Angell I; and wife, Yvonne Angell.

Viewing to be held on Friday, March 22nd from 5-7pm with the Memorial Service immediately following, at The Amos Family Funeral Home, 10901 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS. Graveside Service to be held Saturday, March 23rd at 11am, at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO. For the immediate family only.

Donations can be made to your fa- vorite charity in his name. The Amos Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas 66203, 913-631-5566

Published in Kansas City Star from March 19 to March 22, 2013


Published by Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA


DR. ROBERT MORRIS CRISLER
BORN: January 5, 1921
DIED: March 23, 2013
LOCATION: LAFAYETTE, Louisiana
Funeral Services will be held at Delhomme Funeral Home Chapel of the Flowers at 11:00 am on Monday, April 1, 2013 for Dr. Robert Morris Crisler, 92, who passed away on March 23, 2013, at AMG Specialty Hospital in Lafayette, LA.

Pastor Robert Miller of First Lutheran Church, Lafayette, LA will conduct the funeral services and Dr. Timothy F. Reilly, longtime family friend and Professor at ULL, will give the eulogy. Interment will take place in Lafayette Protestant Cemetery at a later date.
Dr. Crisler was the son of the late Dr. Otto Stanton and Ruby Buckman Crisler. He was born on January 5, 1921, in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1937, at the age of 16. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1941, and was a graduate assistant at Northwestern University in Illinois when he was drafted to serve in the Army during WWII. After serving in the North African Campaign and the Italian Campaign as a member of the 88th Division, he separated from the military in February, 1946, as a 1st Lieutenant and received a Purple Heart with one oak leaf.

Dr. Crisler then returned to graduate school at Northwestern University in Illinois earning Masters and Doctorate degrees in Geography. His first teaching assignment was at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1948. In 1950 he was recalled for the Korean Conflict, assigned to the Pentagon, and worked for the CIA as an intelligence officer. Discharged in 1952, he returned to teach at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He moved to Lafayette, LA, in 1954 where he was a Professor of Geography and Head of the Department of Social Studies at Southwestern Louisiana Institute and University of Southwestern Louisiana (now known as University of Louisiana-Lafayette). Dr. Crisler served as a Louisiana State Representative from 1972-1976 for District 45.

Throughout his life he was an avid collector of license plates. He enjoyed traveling, attending license plate meets, and working in his yard. As a member of the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA) he served the club in many capacities. He was also a member of the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association, American Legion Post 69, Pinhook Rotary Club, Louisiana Historical Association, Mizzou Alumni Association, Geological Sciences Alumni of the University of Missouri, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and SCORE, counseling new business owners. He was a former President of the USL Credit Union and a member of First Lutheran Church in Lafayette.

Dr. Crisler is survived by his sons, Charles Robert Crisler and his wife Penny, and John Allen Crisler and his wife Carla; grandchildren, Jennifer Robin (Chris) Roberts, Jeffery Allen (Edna) Crisler, Melinda Jo Crisler, Andrew John (Amanda) Crisler, Mia Elizabeth Crisler, and Max Stanton Crisler; great-grandchildren Alexandra, Cabel, and Royce Crisler.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Shirley Spohn Crisler, his second wife Freda Erickson Crisler and his parents Dr. Otto S. and Ruby Crisler.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Delhomme Funeral Home on Bertrand Drive on Sunday, March 31, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Visiting hours will continue on Monday from 8:00 am until time of service. Interment will be in a private ceremony at Lafayette Protestant Cemetery at a later date.

The family would like to thank his loyal caretaker, Gloria Landry, and the staff of Paramount Hospice, AMG Specialty Hospital, and Emeritus Assisted Living.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Crisler family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.

Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.  


Published Monday, March 25, 2013

Elizabeth Phillippe, 87, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Boone Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, with a visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service at Memorial Funeral Home. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the chapel. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Elizabeth was born May 8, 1925, to the late Rice and Lucille Hawkins Claxton in Woodlandville in Boone County. On July 23, 1949, she married Willis (Bill) Phillippe in Columbia, and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, Greg Phillippe and wife Donna; three grandchildren, Grant, Drew and Alex; one sister, Ruth Claxton Forbis; and numerous nieces and nephews, along with great-nieces and -nephews.

She also was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Claxton Brown Acton; and brothers Keith Claxton and Bobby Claxton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boone Hospital Home Care and Hospice, attention: Linda Bender, 601 Business Loop 70 W., Suite 260, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

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


Published Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Frances Elizabeth Patrick, 61, left this Earth that we know to join her eternal Father in heaven Sunday, March 24, 2013. Frances was surrounded by her children and siblings as she took her last breath, feeling the love of them all. She was able to move toward a life of peace, knowing she had done all she could for those she leaves behind.

Friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 29, at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbia, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. with Pastor William E. Linzie Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Columbia Cemetery.

Frances was born April 23, 1951, to the late James Ennis and Margaret Price (Johnson) Patrick. Frances was employed at CenturyLink Telephone Co. for 38 years. She went to work each day with a purpose and a smile. She also worked at Nanny's Neighborhood Childcare Center since the day the doors opened on Nov. 1, 2004. She truly enjoyed the love of all the children she took care of during her time spent at Nanny's. Frances' absence will be a void that will be felt by the many families she cared for at Nanny's

Frances is mourned by her four children, Alex Carthron Jr., Marcus D. Carthron (Remonica), Travis A. Carthron (Shelanda) and Katina M. Carthron, all of Columbia; eight siblings, Mabel Mitchell, Donald Patrick, Helen Patrick, Howard Dean Patrick (Patricia), Ralph Patrick, Diane Patrick (Jimmy) and Rita Smith (Homer), all of Columbia, and Larry Patrick (Theresa) of Widefield, Colo.; three uncles, Charles Patrick (Carrie) of Kansas City, Milton Fred Patrick (Norma) of Columbia and Floyd Patrick (Jennie) of Fayette; one aunt, Barbara Hester of Boonville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Frances was blessed with 20 grandchildren: Natasha Williams, NeKeisha Williams, Keondre Carthron, Darian Carthron, Marquesha Carthron, Shaelice Baskett, Savannah Smith, Keona Smith, Nicole Baskett, Jessica Carthron, Chance Scott, Xzavion Carthron, Marcus Carthron Jr., Travis Carthron, Vincent Altimari, DaMarcus Carthron, Hailey Brammer, Diamonique Washington, Kimiyante Carthron and DaKari Carthron.

Frances was preceded in death by two brothers, James Roger Patrick and Terry Lane Patrick; one sister, Alice Lee Patrick; two brothers-in-law, Thomas Mitchell and Kenny Boy Williams; and one sister-in-law, Robyn Charmayne McCollum.

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


Published Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Paul Conrad Krusekopf, 85, of Rogers, Ark., died Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Oakley Chapel Methodist Church in Rogers, Ark.

Survivors include his wife, Melthena; daughter Kim Floyd of Norman, Okla.; two sons, Dr. Kurt Krusekopf of College Station, Texas, and Keith Krusekopf of Buda, Texas; brother Henry H. Krusekopf of Midland, Texas; one sister, Caroline Goshorn of Golden, Colo.; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Published by Roller Funeral Homes, Little Rock, AR

Mrs. Lee Joe Campbell
January 5, 1925 - April 1, 2013

Mrs. Lee Joe Campbell, age 88 of Gassville, Arkansas, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013 in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She was born January 5, 1925 in Kansas City, Kansas to the Reverend Carson and Mable Swafford. She married Charles “Tom” Edgar Campbell in Lancaster, California. She enjoyed traveling, social gatherings, and playing the piano and organ. And she was of the Methodist faith.

Mrs. Campbell is survived by a stepson and his wife, Bradley and Suzanne Campbell of Salinas, California, a stepdaughter and her husband, Kelly and Jim Thomas of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a nephew, Cliff Brown of Seabrook, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Paul Swafford.

A Funeral Service for Mrs. Campbell will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Roller Funeral Home Chapel. A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from Noon until 9:00 P.M., with the family receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Interment will be in Joshua Memorial Park in Lancaster, California. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of North Central Arkansas. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. 


Published Thursday, April 4, 2013

Cleveland Leon Adams left this world Monday, April 1, 2013, at the age of 38.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Parker Funeral Service in Columbia.

He was born Nov. 14, 1974, the son of Barbara Adams and the late Fredrick E. Brown.

Cleveland graduated from Hickman High School in 1993.

He later went on to become a licensed chef and expanded his education even further studying criminal justice at William Woods College.

Cleveland enjoyed music, getting together with friends and being with family. He was baptized in July 1994 in St. Louis at the Assembly Hall of the Jehovah's Witness.

Cleveland is survived by his mother, Barbara; a daughter, Jaila; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fredrick; and his grandmother, Effie Mae Adams.

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


Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013

June Marilyn McCarty passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at her home. She was 72 years old.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church with burial in Little Bonne Femme Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m.

Marilyn was born Dec. 5, 1940, in Columbia, the daughter of Reno and Illamae York Kurtz. She married Carlton McCarty on June 28, 1959, in Columbia, and he survives.

Marilyn posted mail for the City of Columbia until her retirement. She was known as the "Marvelous Mail Lady." Marilyn was an active member of the Kewpie Cuties.

Survivors include her husband, Carlton; two daughters, Lisa Crowley and husband Chris of Columbia, and Christy Clisso and husband Brian of Raymore; two brothers, Jerry Kurtz of Henderson, Nev., and Leroy Kurtz of Columbia; one sister, Karen Kurtz of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Cyle Crowley, Mindy Clisso, Carly Clisso and Abbie Clisso.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Janice Berve

Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Little Bonne Femme Church Building Fund.

Arrangements under the direction of Robinson Funeral Home.


Published Thursday, April 4, 2013

Marvin K. Kinney, 70, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Millard Family Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., to include military honors, with the Rev. Ballenger officiating. Interment will be private for the family.

The sun rose on the life of Marvin "Dickie" K. Kinney on Oct. 1, 1942, in Columbia to the late Louis and Leona Whitley Kinney. He was a graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia.

At the time of his death, Marvin was employed at the Missouri Division of Work Force Development, where he had been employed for 40 years. He also served on the Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners for more than 25 years. He was appointed to his first four-year term on the CHA Board as a resident commissioner in 1968. Marvin was the first African-American appointed to serve on the Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and is reported to be one of the first resident commissioners in the United States. Marvin was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1966.

Survivors include a very special lady friend of 47 years, Pauletta A. Gresham of Columbia; three daughters, Marshanna "Babe" Gresham (Aaron) and Loutisha Glasgow, both of Columbia, and Anjanette Glasgow of North Kansas City; three granddaughters, Nadia "Baby" Gresham and LaTia Glasgow, both of Columbia, and Ciara Glasgow (Angelique) of North Kansas City; two grandsons, Arlandis (Maya) Glasgow of Columbia and Darius Glasgow of North Kansas City; one great-grandson, Landon Glasgow of Columbia; two sisters, Carol Jones of Columbia and Dorothy Palmer of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters; and two brothers.

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

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


Published Sunday, April 7, 2013

Betty G. Kemper, 81, of Columbia passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013.

A gathering of Betty's family and friends will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday April 11, at Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow the visitation at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Betty was born in Columbia and was a lifelong area resident.

Betty is survived by her children, Gayle Baker, John (Carol) Page, Kerry (Debbie) Page, and Malvin (Brenda) Page; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilford Kemper, on Feb. 10, 2013; her parents; and two brothers.

Online tributes for the family may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Friday, April 12, 2013

Barbara Barton Toalson, 80, of Columbia died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, after a short illness.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Carol McEntyre officiating.

Barbara was born March 2, 1933, in Columbia to Herman and Elma Barton.

On Aug. 9, 1952, she married David Kent Toalson, and he preceded her in death in 1984.

She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church.

She was also a member of the Boone Chapter No. 290 Order of the Eastern Star, Columbian Chapter DAR and Altrusa International. She was a music teacher with Columbia Public Schools and, after moving back from New York City, where she lived with her husband for eight years, she was a secretary at Nora Stewart Nursery School until her retirement.

She loved living at the Terrace for the past four years.

Survivors include a sister, Phyllis Barton Wulff (Harry) of Columbia; three children, Deborah Jacobs (Anne Bills) of Columbia, Susan Hayden (Richard) of Illinois and Ashley Stephens of California; six grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church of Columbia in her memory.

Condolences may be offered at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.



Published Monday, April 15, 2013

Kathryn Burlison, 80, of Columbia passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at First Christian Church in Columbia. Private inurnment will be later in Columbia Cemetery.

Kathryn was born March 30, 1933, in Columbia to William and Marjorie Hoover Hulett.

She was married to Charles Henry Burlison on Dec. 28, 1956, in Iowa.

Kathryn received her bachelor's degree in secondary education and was an English and social studies teacher in Prairie Home, Naylor and Doniphan. She was a member of First Christian Church, where she was an active and faithful member of the first choir and of many church circles.

Kathryn was an avid horsewoman and the original owner of Stonewall's Jack of Diamonds, and she was also a member of the DAR, UDC, Missouri Teachers Organization and sang in the MU Choral Union for about 20 years. She was a member of the American Saddlebred Organization and participated in and showed horses around Boone County.

She is survived by grandson Gwydion Ross of Sturgeon; brother Maynard Hulett of Columbia; niece Sheri Hines of Columbia; and sister-in-law Ruth (Ray) Burson of Doniphan.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; parents William and Marjorie; daughter Susan Elizabeth Burlison; and infant son William Henry Burlison.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 101 N. Tenth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201 or Boone County Historical Society, 3801 Ponderosa Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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


Published Thursday, April 18, 2013

Shirley Jean Henderson-Pinkney, 66, answered the Master's beckoning Saturday, April 13, 2013, from Wichita, Kan.

A service of praise and celebration/remembrance for Shirley will commence at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Mo., 65202. Family and friends may visit Shirley as she slumbers in sweet repose one hour prior to service at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors in Wichita, Kan., are in charge of arrangements. www.biglowbethea.com


Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 by The Kearney Courier, Kearney, Missouri.


Billy Joan “Jo” Fitch Hedrick

Jo passed away April 13, 2013 surrounded by her family.

She will be missed by husband, Bill, brother, Jack (Janice), children, Nancy, Jim (Roma), Theresa (Scott), and Jan (Chris), and her three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary.

Jo was born in Concordia, Missouri on March 28, 1929, she attended Christian College, and married Bill on January 29, 1949.

Services were held for Jo in Kearney.

Condolences may be expressed through donations to the American Heart Association.


Published Sunday, April 21, 2013

Faye D. Lewis, 78, of Columbia passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at Parkside Manor.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Memorial Funeral Home, with visitation from noon until the time of services. Burial will follow in the Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Ken; two children, Gary Lewis and Rebecca Ann Elliott (James); three grandchildren, Dawson Lewis, and Bradley and Matthew Elliott; five siblings, Stanley Sheets (Sharon), William Sheets (Colleen), Brenda McCallister (William), David Sheets (Mary) and Debbie Russell (Curt). She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Gertrude Henry Sheets; and a sister, Connie Barnd.

Memorial contributions in honor of Faye may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation of the Heartland, 7808 Foster, Overland Park, Kan. 66204-2955.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com


Publsihed Monday, April 29, 2013

Clifford P. McGrath, 83, Columbia passed away Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2013, at his son and daughter-in-law's home in Newburg, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the service. A private family burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Cliff was born Sept. 7, 1929, in Columbia to A.D. and Thelma McGrath and was a graduate of Hickman High School.

Cliff is survived by two sons, Patrick McGrath (Cheryl) of Newburg and John McGrath (Glenda) of Ellisville; daughter Cathleen McGrath of Ballwin; five grandchildren, Ryan, Casey, Kyle, Tracy and Kaitlin McGrath; extended family Chereen Hawes, Deb Hackman, Stephanie and Brandon Arends and children.

Cliff was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia McGrath; and a son, Timothy McGrath.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent to the Butterfield Boys Home in Marshall or Phelps County Regional Medical Center of Rolla. Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com


Published Friday, May 10, 2013

Anthony J. Logan, 52, of Columbia passed into eternity Friday, May 3, 2013, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Anthony J. Logan was born Jan. 18, 1961, in Columbia, the son of James Logan Sr. and Carrie Lou Key Logan.

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


Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Martha Jane Ehler, 61, of Columbia passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery near Centralia. Visitation will be from noon until time of services at the church.

Martha was born Jan. 4, 1952, in Columbia to John and Hazel Durk Ehler, and they preceded her in death.

She worked for MFA Oil Company for 35 years, until she retired in 2009 with health issues.

She is survived by her niece, Lisa (Bill) Pagett Jr.; great-nephew Brett Smith and fiancée Veronica; great-great-nephew Nickolas; great-great niece Layla; many close friends; and caregivers Janet Roberts and Jeanettee Russell.

Martha was also preceded in death by her sister, Nelda Ehler.

Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Baptist Church, 1634 Paris Road, Columbia, Missouri 65201.

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


Published Sunday, May 19, 2013

Herbert Bunker Jr., 86, died on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Auburn, Maine.

Interment will be in Appleton, Maine.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Vera Joan; his sister, Virginia Bunker Cornelius (William E.) of St. Louis; his brother, Dr. William H. Bunker (Darleen) of Blaine, Wash.; and his nieces and nephews, Jean Davis, Linda Hardwick, Virginia Bunker-Price, Patrick Bunker, Peggy Hummel and Joe Bunker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Margaret Bunker; and by his sister, Jean Bunker Huff.

Herb was a 1944 graduate of Hickman High School.

At the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Following his service in the Navy, he attended the University of Missouri briefly and then joined the U.S. Air Force.

He served with the Strategic Air Command and flew missions in Europe and later during the Vietnam War. While still serving in the Air Force, he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska. He retired as a lieutenant colonel.

After retirement, he graduated from the Law School of the University of Maine and worked as a prosecutor for the state attorney general's office.

Throughout his long service career, Herb was an ardent squash player, and his last employment was coaching squash and tennis at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives in Lewiston, Maine.



Published Thursday, May 9, 2013

Larry E. Dickenson, 65, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, May 08, 2013, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, May 10, at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton, with Pastor Jim Gregory officiating. Interment will follow at Mokane Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

He was born Dec. 15, 1947, in Springfield, the son of the late John Eugene Dickenson and Wanda (Downs) Dickenson.

He was united in marriage to Dotty Thomas on Dec. 30, 1972, in Fulton. She preceded him in death April 23, 2006.

Larry was a graduate of Hickman High School. After graduation, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked in construction for Dickenson Plastering. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Those left to cherish Larry's memory are his mother, Wanda of Columbia; sons James "Jamie" Dickenson and wife Heidi of Hartsburg, and Michael Poe and wife Shelly of Columbia; brothers Rick Dickenson and wife Bev of Hallsville, and Denny Dickenson of Columbia; sister Judy Lacy and husband Jerry of Cooper, Texas; and three grandchildren, Nadaleigh Thoenen, Logan Poe and Jensen Poe.

In lieu of customary memorials, the family suggests donations be made in Larry's name to the American Cancer Society, c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court St., Fulton, Mo., 65251.

Condolences can be sent by visiting www.debofuneralhome.com.


Published Sunday, May 12, 2013

Betty Koby, 78, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., died at home on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

The memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church in Hot Springs. Graveside services will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Sedgwick, Kan., at a later date.

She was born June 24, 1934, in Boone County to Fred and Ruby Fenton of Columbia. She graduated from Hickman High School in 1952 and attended the University of Missouri.

Betty married Lloyd Koby in Columbia on July 24, 1954. Betty and Lloyd lived in Kansas, Missouri, Utah, Texas and Arkansas. They were members of Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church. She was a loving, dedicated wife and mother of two children. After her children were raised, she worked at the University of Dallas Bookstore for 26 years — retiring in 1998. Betty always put others before herself and was regarded by many of her friends as "the glue that held the neighborhood together." She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.

Betty is survived by her husband of 58 years, Lloyd Koby of Hot Springs Village; son, Steven (Linda) Koby; daughter, Stephanie (John) O'Donnell; two grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren; and brother, Howard Fenton.

She was predeceased by her parents and an infant daughter.

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

Arrangements are under the care of Caruth Village Funeral Home; guests may register at www.caruth-hale.com.


Published Monday, May 13, 2013

Louis William Wappel, 46, beloved son of Fred and Helen Wappel, passed at the home Thursday, May 9, 2013.

A private family service will be held.

Louis was born May 12, 1966, and was a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Louis loved sports, athletic training, cooking and working out.

Louis is survived by his parents; three brothers, Mark, Andy and Mike; two sisters, Marti Morrison and Mary Burr; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.

Arrangements are by Columbia Cremation Care Center.



Published Monday, May 13, 2013

Joyce Anne Walker, 81, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, with a visitation from 4 p.m. until time of service at Memorial Funeral Home.

Joyce was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Columbia.

She was a graduate of Hickman High School (Kewpie of the Month, November 2007) and the University of Missouri. She taught drama at Hickman High School for more than 30 years and considered herself a lifelong Kewpie.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She will be remembered always as our beloved "Gran."

She is survived by her daughters, Julie Frink and husband Stan, Jenny Bray and husband Doug, and Jacque Brake and husband Troy; grandchildren Jacob and Kelley Frink, Justin and Tara Wright, Amber and Chris Vroman, Katie Frink, Elle Bray, Dakota Brake and Bella Brake; three great-grandsons, Devon Cox, Matthew Frink and Mason Wright; nieces; nephews; and many loving friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Helen Edwards; sisters Virginia Vossen and Kay Rutledge; and infant son Teddy Walker.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hickman High School, Joyce Walker Drama Scholarship, 1104 N. Providence Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

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


Published Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wanda Faye Edwards Incle, 62, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Visitation will be held at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Blue Springs.

A funeral will be held immediately after visitation, with George Hicks officiating.

Wanda was born in Columbia to Jessie and Luella Edwards. She attended Hickman High and graduated in 1969.

Wanda is survived by children Christopher, Kisha, Kimberly, Kidron, Chala, Kamron, Tamice, Gwendolyn and Paul; 12 grandchildren, Camario, Kariel, Sabien, Savano, Keeyon, Syrano, Keyona, Sommer, Kaylan, Kylie, Kyla and Taylor; four siblings, James, Thomas, Edith and Vickie; and many extended family members.

Wanda is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; three sisters; and one son.


Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Nedra Conboy, 91, died peacefully with her daughters by her side Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Plans for a memorial service will be announced in the coming months.

Nedra was born in Columbia in 1922 to Berry S. and Alma Milburn. She attended Hickman High School in Columbia and graduated from Christian College (now Columbia College) in 1942.

Nedra married L.A. Nickell Jr., the son of L.A. and Virginia Nickell, in 1943. On Christmas Day in 1949, Nedra gave birth to their daughter, Marcia Lindra. Nedra was widowed in 1951.

In 1953, Nedra married William H. Conboy, who preceded her in death in 2007. Their daughter, Cynthia Anne, was born in June 1955. Apart from a few years in Chicago in the mid-1960s, the family made their home in Columbia. Nedra was active in King's Daughters in Columbia and was passionate about her work on the board of Boone County Group Homes (now Boone County Family Resources). She and her family especially enjoyed spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks on their houseboat, the Mar-Cin. She and Bill traveled to 76 countries together over the years, and it's quite likely they found the opportunity to dance in each one them.

Nedra was a caring and loving wife and mother and was very close to both her daughters throughout her life. She had many friends, some dating back to her days in kindergarten. She carried a certain elegance about her, and she and her husband enjoyed socializing with their many friends.

She is survived by her two daughters, Marci and Cindy; her three grandchildren, Brandon, Jason and Lindsey Callihan; and her great-grandson, Oliver William Callihan.

She will be missed and remembered lovingly.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Special Olympics, 1133 19th St. N.W., Washington, D.C., 20036.

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


Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ethel Lloyd Harris, 101, a lifelong resident of Central Missouri, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at The Bluffs.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Memorial Funeral Home, with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m.

Ethel was born on Aug. 23, 1911, in Howard County. She was the daughter of Charles Q. and Ollie Faris Lloyd, who preceded her in death. She was also predeceased by three brothers and three sisters. One sister, Elizabeth Lloyd Stewart of San Diego, Calif., survives.

Ethel attended rural schools in Howard and Boone counties. She graduated from Hickman High School in 1929 as a member of the second class to graduate from the school. After graduating from Warrensburg Teacher's College, she taught at the one-room Carlisle School, which she had attended as a girl.

Ethel Lloyd married James Reynold Harris on May 19, 1934. Her husband preceded her in death on June 2, 1980.

She is survived by their three daughters, Marilyn Harris Newton of Richmond, Va., Nancy Harris Page and Kay Harris Benedict (Jerry) of Columbia. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Leigh Anne Newton LaClair (Richard), Michelle Newton Sisler (Mark) and Robert Bradford Newton of Richmond, Va., Jeffrey Harris Joy of Great Falls, Mont., Jennifer Joy Abeyta (Don) of Albuquerque, N.M., and Jill Benedict and Erin Benedict of Columbia. Five great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

As a young mother living in Columbia, Ethel made many good friends. A group of those friends formed the Knu-So-So Club, which stayed together and met regularly for more than 75 years. Ethel began working for Stephens College as a secretary in 1951, when her youngest daughter was in first grade. She retired from Stephens in 1976 at the age of 65. In her retirement, she enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening, playing bridge, volunteering in schools, participating in activities at First Baptist Church, where she was a member, and visiting with her daughters and their families.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Ethel Lloyd Harris to the Kewpie.net Scholarship Fund. Donations may be mailed c/o Charley Blackmore, 2312 Deer Creek Court, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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


Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013

William "Bill" Burnley, 70, of Columbia passed away May 19, 2013, in his home.

A private memorial service is planned for a later date.

Bill and Sally Headley Burnley said their marriage vows June 6, 1970, at Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia.

Bill was an industrial arts teacher at Jefferson Junior High School for 30 years. He was proud of being the creator of the first industrial arts program that included girls. He retired from teaching in 1996.

In his neighborhood, Bill was considered the "fix-it guy." He was a caring neighbor. He loved working with his hands and building things. He also loved kids and being outdoors. Early in his career, Bill was a tennis instructor. He also was competitive in badminton and table tennis.

He is survived by his wife, Sally; their children, Greg Burnley of Fulton and Lisa Kudas (husband Matthew) of Richfield, Minn.; his twin sister, Deborah Burnley of Columbia; and one grandchild, Emma Rose Kudas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial donations may be made to Drums For Cures, in care of Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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


May 19, 2013 (Obituary from; H.T. May & Son Funeral Home)

Brandon R. Coleman, 25, of Columbia was called from labor to reward on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at University of Missouri Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday May 25, 2013 at 10:30 am at Second Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 am at the church.

Brandon was born November 11th, 1987 in Columbia, Missouri to Winona Coleman Broadus (James) and Larry R. Lee (Brenda). He graduated in 2006 from Hickman High School.

Brandon was employed by the University of Missouri’s Athletic Department.

As a youth Brandon attended Second Missionary Baptist Church.

He Leaves to cherish his memory his mother Winona Coleman Broadus(James) and his father Larry R. Lee (Brenda), he also leaves a sister Billie Lynn Wilson of Columbia.


Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Scott Renfro, 50, son of Larry and Gloria Renfro, slipped away in the arms of God on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at his home.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at Midway Heights Baptist Church with a visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service. Inurnment at Memorial Park Cemetery to follow at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Scott began working at Shelter Insurance Cos. on his 16th birthday, becoming a master gardener of Shelter Gardens. His passion was his family. He had a great love for the outdoors and hiking at Eagle Bluffs.

Survivors include his mom, Gloria; sister Suzanne (Mark) Autenrieth; nieces and nephews Alex, Jake and Sydnie; and his Shelter family.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Larry Renfro; and his grandparents, Ira and Lola Renfro and Emmett and Emma McBaine.

In lieu flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Department of Conservation, Donations Coordinator, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, Mo., 65102.

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


Published Friday, May 31, 2013

Brenda Kaye Slaughter, 55, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 3, at the Memorial Funeral Home chapel, with service to follow at 11 a.m.

Brenda was born July 14, 1957, in Columbia, to Ray M. and Ruby L. Slaughter, both deceased. Brenda was their only child.

She graduated from Hickman High School in 1975. She was employed at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital in 1978, as well as Rusk Rehabilitation in the University Hospital, and several local nursing homes. She graduated from practical nursing school as a LPN in August 1988.

Brenda is survived by four cousins in Hallsville and Columbia; two uncles and several cousins in Arkansas and Tennessee; Judy Lytle, a good and faithful friend; several special nurses; and lifetime friends Debbie and Steve Dupree and their family of Columbia.


Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Linda Kay Ballew Doornbos, 59, of Bloomington, Ill., passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013, surrounded by family.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the funeral home, with burial at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Grandview Baptist Church, 8300 N. Route Z in Centralia, with reception following.

Linda was born Dec. 10, 1953, in Columbia to Elgin Eugene (Gene) and Kathryn Faye Poore Ballew.

Linda married Keith Doornbos on Aug. 28, 1980.

Linda graduated from Hickman High in 1971 and Columbia College in 1981, with a bachelor's degree in both business administration and criminal justice.

She worked 44 years for State Farm Insurance Cos., the last 17 as an agent in Decatur, Ill. Linda was a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant, and a member of the National Association of Insurance Agents and Financial Advisors and the Early Birds Kiwanis Club of Decatur.

Linda was a pilot, flying thousands of hours in light aircraft. She was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association and served as president of the Bloomington/Normal EAA Chapter 129 for more than three years.

She is survived by husband Keith; children Brian Foster of Chicago and Laura (David) Ludwig of Colfax, Ill.; and grandchildren Mackenzie Foster, and Eva, Carter and Landon Ludwig. Other survivors include her mother, Kathryn Houston; sister Dorothy (Mike) Wilson; and brothers Randy (Jacque) Ballew and Roger (Sonia) Ballew.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.eastlawn-bloomington.com.


Published Sunday, June 2, 2013

Lois Annette Noel, 76, of Columbia passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013, at The Bluffs, surrounded by her family.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with burial following at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Lois was born in Columbia and graduated from Hickman High School in 1954 and was a lifelong area resident.

Lois worked as a certified professional secretary for Shelter Insurance for more than 38 years.

Lois is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Vance Allison; two brothers, Billy Joe Nichols and Carl Nichols; one sister, Wynona King; three step-grandchildren, Vanessa Frey, Eric Allison and Dylan Allison; and one great-step-grandson, Jacob Allison.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Ronald Noel, in 1996.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association.

Online tributes for the family may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Joel Andrew Hjelmfelt, 40, born and raised in Columbia, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 7, 2013, in Chicago.

Memorial services were held in Chicago.

He was the beloved fiance of Emily Murphy; youngest child of Barbara (Vernon) Finney and Allen (Marian) Hjelmfelt Jr.; and brother of Allen Hjelmfelt III, Eric (Marlita Reddy-Hjelmfelt) Hjelmfelt and Allison (Joe) Anderson; and stepbrother of Robert Dolliver (Lisa), Mary Radcliffe (Kevin), Delbert Finney (Brittany) and Willa Landherr.

Joel graduated from Hickman High School and the University of Missouri, where he studied art history and archaeology. While in Columbia, he was a roaster at Lakota Coffee Co. and a website designer for the University of Missouri College of Agriculture. In 2000, he moved to Chicago, where he worked for the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP as a marketing systems specialist. His presence there is greatly missed — he was considered not only a colleague, but also a friend by many he worked with over his 13 years at the firm.

A cousin described Joel as having "a dry wit, a quiet strength and deep wisdom. He approached life with deliberate thoughtfulness and grace." He was calm, friendly, curious, and compassionate and was always open to listening, even if he had a different view. He enjoyed travel, photography, cycling, scuba-diving, reading and seeing live music with his fiancee, family and friends. Our Earth is full of beautiful and exciting things, and he wanted to see them all.

Joel is so very missed by his fiancee, his family and countless friends. He had the purest heart and was loved beyond measure. He will live on in the hearts and minds of those who knew him.


Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mary Virginia Williamson, 88, of Jefferson City passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, at her granddaughter's home surrounded by family.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Freeman Mortuary. A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Freeman Chapel with the Rev. Keith Vessell officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Virginia was born on Feb. 15, 1925, in Keytesville, a daughter of Lloyd M. and Mary E. Berry Bishop. She was married on Nov. 6, 1947, in Columbia to Melvin Earl Williamson, who preceded her in death on May 19, 2008.

A resident of the Central Missouri area for most of her life, Virginia graduated from Hickman High School. She was a homemaker for the majority of her life and was an active volunteer with the American Red Cross.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Mid-Mo. Campers Association.

Survivors include two sons, Lloyd E. Williamson and his wife, Antionette, of Jefferson City and Terry W. Williamson and his wife, Patsy, of Jefferson City; one sister, Geneva Shock of California, Mo.; one brother, Ray Bishop and his wife, Rosemary, of Centertown; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Melvin; one brother, Eddie Bishop; and one grandson, Christopher Verkamp Williamson.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Red Cross. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary in Jefferson City, www.freemanmortuary.com.


Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Donald E. Baldridge, 69, of New Franklin passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Services will be held Friday, June 14, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m., with services immediately following. Interment of ashes will be at a later date.

Don was born Dec. 3, 1943, to John E. and Ruby Cole Baldridge, who preceded him in death. He married Emma Lee Twitchell on Jan. 19, 1963, and she survives in the home.

He worked for the University of Missouri as a mason for 18 years before starting his own HVAC/sheet metal business.

He loved hunting, fishing and just being outdoors. But, above all, he loved his family, and they always came first with him.

Don is also survived by a daughter, Tammy Lynn Cook and husband Kenny of Abilene, Kan.; a son, Donald Scott Baldridge, wife Shanna and their three children, Marlee, Lydia and Adrian of Harrisburg; three brothers, John Baldridge and wife Anna Mae of Marshall, Jerry Baldridge of New Franklin, and James Baldridge and wife Gloria of San Antonio, Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of the donor's choice.

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


Published Thursday, June 20, 2013

Terry Alan Hubbard, 51, of Columbia died at his home Friday, June 14, 2013.

A memorial celebration of his life will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Katfish Katy's Campground in Huntsdale.

He was a 1980 Hickman High School graduate. He worked at numerous restaurants in Columbia.

He is survived by his sister, Rita Witt and husband Bennett of Costa Rica; and niece Alexandra Witt.

Condolences can be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Sunday, June 16, 2013

Loren David Baurichter II, our beloved cowboy, went to be with God on Friday, June 14, 2013.

Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 20, 1956, in Boone County to L.D. Baurichter and Ada Margaret Vanlandingham of Columbia.

David was raised south of Columbia on the Baurichter Polled Hereford Farm and showed cattle that won many awards at local competitions and the state fair. After graduating from Rock Bridge High School in 1974, he worked on ranches in several states managing show cattle.

In 1991, he returned to Columbia and began working at the University of Missouri until July 2012. David devoted much of his time to the game of golf and coaching his sons and other youngsters in bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc.

David is survived by his two sons, Forrest D. and Kaleb M. Baurichter of Columbia; his father, L.D. Baurichter and wife Mary; three sisters, twin sister Diann Baurichter of Boonville, Martha Baurichter of Columbia and Mary Zipkin of Canaan, Conn.; two brothers, Bob and Michael Zipkin of Canaan; his loving companion, Gayle S. Epple; two stepdaughters, Sandi Epple and Deborah Hurley; six grandchildren, Brooke, Jordan, William, Dylan, Hunter and Drake; and many other relatives, friends and rodeo sons.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ada Vanlandingham Zipkin; stepfather Michael G. Zipkin; and stepmother Annie Douglass Baurichter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Valley College Rodeo Team or the donor's charity of choice. Online condolences may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.


Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Maxine Turner Haas, 88, passed away the morning of Monday, June 17, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at Memorial Funeral Home, with a service at 11 a.m. Graveside burial will immediately follow the service.

Maxine, a lifelong resident of Columbia, was born July 25, 1924, to parents Richard Dewey Turner and Lurline (Hudson) Turner. She graduated from Hickman High School in the Class of 1942 and attended Orton-Rice Business School in Columbia. She worked at General Telephone Co. and as an administrative assistant at University of Missouri, agronomy department and Extension department.

She was married on Sept. 21, 1947, to Raymond Eugene Haas, who preceded her in death in 1983.

Maxine enjoyed the many friendships she and her husband cultivated through square-dancing. She was active for many years at the Boone County Historical Society and had an interest in studying genealogy and Boone County history. She was an avid reader, and even after becoming visually impaired, she frequently enjoyed audio books.

She is survived by daughter Rayma Haas, son-in-law George Purdy and granddaughter Elizabeth Purdy of Seattle, Wash.; cousins Grace Hudson Brothers of Hannibal, Jackie Hudson Ravenscraft of Kansas City and Sharron Turner McKeon of Bluffton, S.C.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Wolfner Library, P.O. Box 440147, St. Louis, Mo., 63144-1047.


Published Saturday, June 22, 2013

It is with deepest regret that we announce that Darrell Jones, 55, of Columbia entered into paradise on Monday, June 17, 2013, at his home in Columbia.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at H.T. May & Son Funeral Home in Columbia. Visitation will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Darrell Jones was born on May 31, 1958, in Columbia to Ernest and Sena Jones.

For complete obituary, please go to www.htmayfuneralhome.com.


Published Sunday, June 23, 2013

Adam Joseph Garb, 36, of Columbia passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013, at his home.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Woodcrest Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Woodcrest. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery.

Adam was born on Nov. 26, 1976, in Phoenix to James and Candace Garb, who survive.

Adam had completed his coursework in biochemistry and was due to graduate from the University of Missouri in August. He loved music, cooking, reading and his dog, Cuervo. He was unbeatable in Scrabble and smoking ribs.

One of his favorite pastimes was working out and playing sports. In high school, he was a varsity football player for the Hickman Kewpies and used to take his sister running while he trained for the season.

A hard worker, he poured his heart and soul into everything he did. An aficionado of movies, he enjoyed watching them with his brother and dad. He was a proud uncle and loved to send presents to his nieces. He loved his family fiercely and would have done anything for them.

There was no one who Adam would not accept as a friend, and his compassion extended to everyone he met. He especially wanted to help others who were less fortunate than him. A true gentle giant, it was a gift to see him laugh and smile, and we are all richer for knowing someone so beautiful. We loved him immensely, and our hearts are broken without him.

Other survivors include grandmothers Hildreth Garb of Denver and Nona Todd of Columbia; sister Amy Riley (Jeff) of Kirkwood; and a brother, Eddie Garb of Columbia; two nieces, Morgan and Jensen Riley of Kirkwood; and many treasured aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Edwin Loeb, Dr. Solomon Garb and Jack Todd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society, 616 Big Bear Blvd, Columbia, Mo., 65202, or The Salvation Army Harbor House, 602 N. Ann St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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


Published Monday, June 24, 2013

Charlotte Terwilliger, 88, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, to the comforting sounds of her family's voices and favorite songs.

A private family burial took place. A memorial remembrance is being planned for mid-July.

She was born March 23, 1925, in Albuquerque, N.M., to Leila Kinkade Slaughter and Minor Mulkey Slaughter. After her father's death, she and her mother moved to Columbia.

Charlotte married John Burris Terwilliger on Feb. 10, 1952. They raised their two children, John Burris Jr. and Charlotte Mitzi, in California, Mo. She returned to Columbia to live in 2005.

Charlotte earned a two-year degree from Stephens College and received her bachelor's degree in English at the University of Missouri. She later returned to the university to obtain her master's degree in education. She began her career teaching second grade before shifting to elementary art and the gifted program in the California R-1 school district. She retired in 1991.

She loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time tending her flower gardens. She directed most of her creative energy to oil and watercolor paintings, sketches of fanciful creatures and realistic pen-and-ink drawings.

Her husband and a newborn daughter preceded her in death.

Surviving are her son, John Burris Terwilliger Jr., and his wife, Nancy, of Kansas City; her daughter, Mitzi St. John, and her husband, Clint, of Columbia; grandson Matt Terwilliger and his wife, Ali; granddaughter Carolyn Terwilliger; grandson Kyle St. John; granddaughters Leila St. John and Alana St. John; and great-grandsons Aniah Terwilliger, Aikem Terwilliger and Trysten Hoffmeister.

Charlotte asked that memorial gifts be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

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


Published Monday, July 1, 2013



Donald "Donny" Lynn Cress, 38, passed away at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Boone Hospital from bleeding on the brain.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Discovery Christian Church, 601 Business Loop 70 E., in Columbia. For more information, call 602-309-0590.

He was born Aug. 30, 1975, the son of Don and Linda Cress.


Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Vivian "Lucille" Griffin, 94, passed away peacefully Monday, July 1, 2013 at Parkside Manor in Columbia.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, at Memorial Park Cemetery with Associate Pastor Ed Rollins of First Baptist officiating.

Lucille was born July 8, 1918, to Malcolm and Annie "Lola" Dysart Little and lived in Boone County her entire life, as well as in the same house for 85 years. Her family moved from Woodlandville to Columbia so older siblings could go to high school. Lucille attended Ridgeway Elementary, Jefferson Junior and Hickman High schools.

She married William "Marvin" Griffin in 1939, and they had 62 happy years before his death in 2001.

Although she and Marvin never had any children of their own, she "mothered" many with a welcoming smile, an abundant table and excellent cooking.

Lucille loved all "her kids," the color red, gardening, garage sales, cookbooks and collecting home decorations like ceramic roosters and chickens.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Nelson "Pete" Little; and two sisters, Lillian Davis (Vencil) and Lola Ruth Berkeley (Robert).

"Aunt Sally," as she was known to many, is our last surviving matriarch of her generation and will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, great-great-nieces and -nephews, neighbors and friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St.

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


Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sarah "Juanita" Kidwell, 77, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Columbia.

There will be a visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Memorial Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 4 p.m. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Juanita was born July 22, 1935, in Columbia to William Henry and Mary Craig Fite.

She was a graduate of Hickman High School. Juanita retired after 30 years of employment with Atkins, where she worked as a secretary. She also was awarded a certificate of appreciation for her 20 years of volunteerism with Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital. Juanita married Donald "Duke" Kidwell on Aug. 28, 1959, and he preceded her in death. She enjoyed going to garage sales, playing cards, and drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes with friends.

In addition to her husband, Juanita was preceded in death by her mother and father; three sisters, Joan Kennedy, Betty Lou Baker and Dottie Sue Fite; and one brother, Dickie Ray Fite.

Juanita is survived by one daughter, Brenda Kidwell; one granddaughter, Andi Baker Glidewell (Nick); one great-grandson, Maddox Glidewell; her best friend, Tom Atkins; and numerous family and friends who were always family to her.

Memorial contributions are requested to go to the Central Missouri Humane Society, Cancer Research Center or Boone County Family Resources.

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

Published in Courier Press on August 21, 2013 - Evansville, Indiana

Sarah Weidemeyer Bess, 84, of Evansville, passed away July 3, 2013 at her residence. She was born on December 9, 1928 in Columbia, MO.

She taught accordion before earning a Master's Degree in piano pedagogy from the University of Louisville. She was, for many years, a piano teacher and owner of Piano Arts Studio in Evansville. Among her volunteer efforts she coordinated the United Way "Gifts in Kind." She directed choir and played piano at services for the Unitarian Universalist Church and at weddings and other events. She was active in local piano teachers' organizations. With her pupils, and in her social contacts, Sarah displayed extraordinary perceptiveness into one's personality and talents.

Burial services will be held at Park Lawn Cemetery at 11 a.m., Friday, August 23, 2013. Rev. Phil Hoy will officiate. Titzer Family Funeral Homes ~ Meyer Chapel is handling arrangements.

Published Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Franklin Leroy Fenton, 76, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, at his home in Mountain Grove.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at Parker Funeral Service in Columbia. The family will receive visitors one hour before services. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Frank was born Nov. 3, 1936, to Roy and Maurine (Whitesides) Fenton in Columbia.

On Aug. 30, 1958, he and Lois Jean Trumbo were joined in marriage at Bethany Baptist Church in Columbia. They built their home, raising two children near Hallsville.

He gave his heart to Jesus as a young father and was a Baptist.

Mr. Fenton was employed 30 years with the local telephone company and retired at age 47. Later he worked at Missouri University Tel-Com.

He enjoyed playing baseball, woodworking, camping, cooking and helping other people.

Survivors include wife, Jean, of the home; daughter Lori Fenton of Topeka, Kan.; son Matthew Fenton of Columbia; sister June Kingery (Gene) of Columbia; sisters-in-law, Wreatha Etheridge of Farmington, Ark., and Sue Fenton of Columbia; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, J. M. Fenton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to charity of choice.

Condolences online at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published in Kansas City Star on July 14, 2013

Raymond A. "Butch" Palmer, 68, passed away July 12, 2013 from ALS.

Ray was born in Centralia, MO, to William Dudley and Imogene (Harlow) Palmer. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army and the Kansas Army National Guard.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill Palmer; sister, Judi Abendshien. He leaves his wife, Judy; children, Michele (Chuck) Stottlar, Brent (Lori) Palmer, Amy (Andy) Jansen; sister, Kathy (Henry) Heinze; brother, Bob Palmer; six grandchildren, Jessica, Adam, Trevor, Kyle, Jordan and Jackson.

Interment will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 18. Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by memorial services at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at the Church of the Resurrection Wesley Chapel, 13720 Roe Blvd., Leawood, KS.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to MDA/ALS Association or Paralyzed Veterans of America. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home).


Published Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mildred Louis Baker, 77, of Columbia passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Memorial Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 19, at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mildred was born Jan. 5, 1936, in Williamsburg, the daughter of Vollie Johnson and Nellie (Holland) Johnson. She was united in marriage to James Baker, who preceded her in death.

Mildred was a graduate of David H. Hickman High School. She was employed at GTE, where she worked as a telephone operator. She also worked as a para-professional for Columbia Public Schools. She was, above all, a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She loved to cook and sew. She loved doing anything outdoors. She was a longtime member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Mildred leaves behind to cherish her memory one daughter, Melisa (Ed) Vaughn of Columbia; one son, Duane Michael (Denetra) Crews of St. Louis; one sister, Lena Pearl Kelley of Columbia; one brother, James W. Johnson of Columbia; one brother-in-law, Russell Baker (Lillian) of Kansas City; one daughter-in-law, Dora Crews of Las Vegas; nine grandsons; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; husband James Baker; son Ronald Edward Crews; two brothers, Eugene F. Johnson and Richard Lee Johnson; and sister Genevieve Buckner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family of Mildred Baker.

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

Published Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tre'Veon Jermaine Marshall, 17, of Columbia departed Monday, July 15, 2013.

Please note the services times have been changed for Tuesday. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, with funeral services following at 1 p.m. Interment will take place at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia.

Tre'Veon was born on July 31, 1995, in Sedalia, to Swanetta Marshall, who survives at their home, and Antonio "Tony" Clark, who preceded him in death.

Tre'Veon was a young man who loved life. He enjoyed computer games, spending time with his friends, telling jokes and making others laugh. His joyful spirit will be missed by those who love him. He attended Hickman High School where was a member of the Class of 2014.

Tre'Veon leaves his memories in the hands of his mother, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the family of Tre'Veon at any location of the Boone County National Bank. Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St.; Columbia, Mo., 65203, 573-442-7112. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.millardfamilychapels.com

Published Friday, July 19, 2013

Trudy Pollock Barnes, 86, of Centralia, formerly of La Plata, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Macon HealthCare Center in Macon.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at La Plata Christian Church, with the Rev. John Gorham officiating. Music will be provided by Melvin Bissey, soloist, and Janice Mitten, organist. Musical selections will be "When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder" and "Take My Hand Precious Lord." Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Columbia. Pallbearers will be Leland Collins, Clinton Fitzpatrick, Todd Gray, Jeremiah Jackson, Shaun Holt and Tyler Sadich. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening, July 20, at Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, 2100 E. Shepherd Ave., Kirksville, Mo., 63501. 660-665-2233.

Trudy was born April 10, 1927, in Jefferson, the daughter of Frederick Alfred and Laura Ellen Nichols Crane. On Aug. 5, 1948, in Columbia, she was united in marriage to Ralph Eugene Pollock, who preceded her in death July 13, 1989. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Chloe Rippeto and Louise Hunt; son-in-law, Butch Wood; step-daughter, Phyllis Barnes Lumb.

On Feb. 14, 2000, she married Harold Barnes of Centralia, who survives. Also surviving are one son, Randall (Dru) Pollock of Columbia; two daughters, Ellen Wood and Lori (Dennis) Hall, both of La Plata; two step-sons, Gene (Kathleen) Barnes and Johnny Barnes, both of Centralia; one step-daughter, Connie (Gary) Blackmore of Columbia; one step-son-in-law, Kenny Lumb of Centralia; seven grandchildren, Leslie (Todd) Gray of Columbia, Amanda (Clint) Fitzpatrick of La Plata, Memory (Bryan) Newton of Gainesville, Texas, Jeremiah (Karla) Jackson of La Plata, Angella Jackson of Kirksville, Ashley Jackson of Kansas City and Jenna Pollock of Columbia; nine great-grandchildren; four Barnes grandchildren and numerous Barnes great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Trudy graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia in 1945. She attended St. Paul's School of Nursing in Dallas and was employed before her marriage as a physician's nurse in Columbia. Trudy and Ralph moved to La Plata on March 1, 1959, where they purchased the original Christie Funeral Home and Furniture Store. Later they changed the name to Pollock Funeral Home. Trudy was an active member of La Plata Christian Church, where she had served as worship chairman, educational chairman, Vacation Bible School chairman, Sunday School teacher, choir member and choir director. She was a member of the Atalpal II Club of La Plata, served on the United Way board and La Plata Park board, and taught swimming lessons at Santa Fe Lake. She was a past president of the Jewels of El Kadir Shrine Club in Kirksville. She was also a member of the Missouri Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and a licensed Missouri funeral director. After the death of her husband, she and her daughter Lori operated the funeral home until closing in 1997. After her marriage to Harold in 2000, Trudy moved to Centralia to the Barnes farm. Trudy and Harold were avid musicians.

Trudy loved to read and enjoyed being in the water. She passed that love of swimming and boating on to her children and grandchildren. The family would spend an entire week every year at a cabin at the lake to enjoy the shared pastime.

Memorials are suggested to La Plata Library or Santa Fe Lake.

Published Friday, July 19, 2013

Patricia Lorene Green, 78, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in her home, surrounded by family.

Pat was born December 16, 1934, in Columbia to Lorna Margaret and Albert Henry Roberts.

She attended Hickman High School and the University of Missouri before marrying and having three children, Lawrence Addison Green, Paula Alison Green and Matthew Albert Green.

She made homes in Kalamazoo, Mich., and Palmerston North, New Zealand, before returning to Columbia in 1979.

She managed Margo's and Lorna's, two women's clothing stores owned and operated by her mother, and later worked as a bookkeeper at Joe Machens Toyota before retiring.

Pat was an avid reader who more than once started and finished a book in the course of a day.

She loved watching movies, playing cards, drinking coffee and sitting on her patio for hours, watching the squirrels and talking with family.

Patricia Green was someone who gave far more than she took. A mom, aunt, grandmother, sister and friend. She was loved.

In addition to her children, Pat is survived, loved and honored by her sister, Ann Elder, and brother-in-law Robert Elder; her seven grandchildren, Michta Eudy, Shawny Green, Jessi Green and Ashton Miller, all of Columbia, Desmond and Luka Green of Chicago, Justin Holden of Wellington, New Zealand, and Damian Holden of the Gold Coast, Australia; her great-granddaughter, Layla Holden of Australia; her daughters-in-law, Sharon Vera of Palmerston North, New Zeland, and Katherine DeVivo of Chicago; and her son-in-law, Rafael Ortiz of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Albert "Bobby" Roberts.

Services will be private, but those wishing to honor Patricia or express condolences can send an inquiry to culturepi@gmail.com or call 773-413-0711.

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

Published by H.M. Patterson & Son-Arlington Chapel at http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/

Carol Gleim Butlin, age 71 of Atlanta, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, after a long struggle with cancer. She was born January 31, 1942 in Parsons, Kansas to the late Melvin Christopher and Dorothy Gordon Gleim.

Carol graduated from Hickman High in Columbia, Missouri, before attending the University of Tennessee Knoxville where she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and a finalist in the Miss Knoxville pageant.

She also continued competing in pageants and was a finalist in the 1964 Miss Atlanta pageant, and the 1964 Miss Dixie contest in Daytona Beach.

Traveling also was important to Carol. She toured and skied throughout Europe in the '60s with her late brother, Dennis Gleim who helped start the Atlanta Ski Club, and spent much of her leisure time enjoying many trips with her children and nieces to Disney World, Gatlinburg and Epcot Center. Both families spent weekends together on Lake Lanier camping, fishing and boating.

Carol also loved her animals, and during her lifetime she raised monkeys, birds, fish, dogs and all other sorts of pets. But it was her beloved Pomeranians that were always by her side. Carol also was an extraordinary artist and craftsman. She was a certified One Stroke paint instructor, and extremely talented at carving and decorating large emu and ostrich eggs. She also was an avid lover of fine antiques, and spent much of her life collecting rare dolls, toys and clocks.

She worked most of her life in retail, having grown up behind the counters of her family's own dime stores, M.C. Gleim & Co., in Owensboro, Kentucky, and Columbia, Missouri. In the '80s, she ran her own retail store in Decatur, The Doll Place.

Carol is predeceased by her parents Melvin and Dorothy Gleim and one brother, Dennis Gleim, all of Magnolia Springs, Alabama.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Tammy Butlin, and her daughter, Ashley Butlin; her two granddaughters, Mallory and Savannah Butlin; two nieces, Lisa Gleim-Jonas and Sarah Gleim; one great niece, Libby Jonas; and her children's father, Dr. Win Butlin, all of Atlanta; as well as many other loving friends and family members.

The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last few months.

Visitation is Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at H.M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Road, NE, Sandy Springs. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013, also at H.M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel with the internment to follow at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs.

Published Monday, July 22, 2013

Ivan Fox Tolbert, 17, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013. The world lost a beautiful young man in his passing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbia. A reception will follow at a local park, with information to be announced after the service.

Ivan Fox Tolbert was born Nov. 24, 1995, in St. Louis to Gail Tolbert and John Tolbert.

He was a unique and charismatic young man who loved his family, friends and teachers. He had a passion for life. He was a kind and gentle soul!

Ivan was a student at Hickman High School and worked at MBS.

Ivan was a tissue donor.

He will be dearly missed by his parents, Gail Tolbert of Columbia and John Tolbert of Bakersfield, Calif.; his sister, Sydney of Columbia; and his grandparents, Jack and Ruth Schweitzer of Columbia. Also cherishing his memory are his aunts, Theresa (Stephen) Krebs of Boonville, Stacey (Ted) Cassimatis of Farmington and Jennifer (Jim) Kemper of St. Charles. He was deeply loved by his cousins, Nathaniel Krebs; Caitlyn, Nicholas, Abigail, Carissa and Alexis Cassimatis; and Mercedes, Ruth Anne, Whitney and Phoebe Kemper.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials for a tree to be planted in Ivan's memory at Stephens Lake Park. Information can be found at http:// gocolumbiamo.com/Parksand Rec/Parks/Stephens_Lake/sl_donations.php.

Published Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Naoma Powell, 87, of Columbia passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Unitarian Universalist Church.

Naoma was born Aug. 12, 1925, in Columbia to the late Dwight and Vera Powell.

She was a graduate of Hickman High School and received undergraduate and graduate degrees in education and art from the University of Missouri and earned an master's degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.

She also participated in a year-long special studies program in Denmark.

Naoma was an accomplished artist who dedicated her life to awakening the creative potential of others. She was firmly focused on serving people through art education without regard to ability level or economic status. She spent nearly 20 years in rural Kentucky, where she brought art education to children in one-room school houses and marketable art skills to adults so that they could earn enough money to support their families. In 1979, she returned to Columbia and became the co-founder and director of Access Arts. She nurtured the school's growth from 28 students in the basement of her home to more than 2000 students with classrooms and studios in three buildings. She worked without pay and contributed her home and most of her Social Security income to the program.

Survivors include her brother Charles "Chick" Powell and his wife, Robilee; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Naoma was preceded in death by her brother Harvey Glenn Powell; her sister, Irma Roney; and her brother-in-law, Charles Roney.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Access Arts or Unitarian Universalist Church.

Published @ http://everlywheatley.tributes.com/
Everly Wheatley Funeral Home
1500 W. Braddock Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22302

Judy (Jack) Clark Felt, a woman of boundless energy and unique drive, passed away unexpectedly on July 22, 2013 from complications of ovarian cancer. She was 68.

She was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri to Velma and Clemens Isham Clark, the second youngest of four children. Judy later attended college locally at the University of Missouri, staying close to her mother, who was then a widow. Judy met her future husband, Jack Felt, in a 7:40 am Calculus class, where he was able to parlay his mathematical tutoring skills into a few initial dates.

Judy married Jack during a blizzard in Columbia, Missouri on December 27, 1967, while she was in pursuit of her Masters Degree in Genetics at Missouri. She graduated in 1970 after Jack was already in the Navy. While they were stationed at NAS Lakehurst, NJ, they welcomed their daughter Emily, to their life in 1971. Jack left the Navy in 1972 and then worked for the Pepsi-Cola Company in Westchester County, NY. For a time, Judy taught a genetics course at York College in Queens, NY.

In late 1973, Judy and Jack moved to Iran where Jack worked at an IT company. Judy worked for several months for the Family Planning Association of Iran. This began a series of international adventures for them. Jack joined the US Foreign Service in 1976. From 1978 to 2001, they lived variously in Kenya, Mexico, Toronto, and Greece, each around 2-3 years in duration, usually interspersed by multiple year stints in the Washington, DC area. Their second child, Justin, arrived in Kenya in 1979.

Judy developed a career in demography that shoehorned itself around her husband's diplomatic posts, earning a Master's Degree in Demography from Georgetown University in 1988, and working in organizations such as Population Reference Bureau and Decision Demographics. When overseas, she was indispensible as the "Community Liaison Officer" in both Lagos, Nigeria and Athens, Greece, where she acted in an official position to welcome and help families in the embassy communities.

Judy and Jack retired soon after their return from Greece in 2003, though life for Judy never really slowed down. She took charge of an organization dear to her heart: Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW), which served the needs of spouses of diplomats. She served the association as President from 2005-2007, and then crucially led the organization of its leading annual fundraiser—a book sale drive at the State Department—for many years. Her service at AAFSW was so appreciated, that upon hearing of her death, the board decided to dedicate the 2013 book fair in her honor, and have set up a scholarship fund in her name.

She also had the supreme joy this past year of seeing the marriage of her son Justin to Nicole Barber, whom she loved as her own daughter.

Judy's effervescence, compassion, selflessness, and humor touched all around her. Her spirit was so strong, that it is hard to believe it has been extinguished. She leaves behind family and friends, who adored her, and miss her dearly.

Judy is survived by her husband, Jack Felt of Alexandria, VA; a son, Justin (Nicole) Felt of Washington, DC, and a daughter, Emily Felt, of Los Angeles, CA; two sisters, Jane (Gary) McDevitt of Burnsville, MO and Joanne (Bill) Calvert of Gravois Mills, MO.

Judy is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, John (Celia) Clark in Columbia, MO.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the following organizations:
-- Fairlington United Methodist Church. http://www.fairlingtonumc.org/page/give
-- Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide. http://www.aafsw.org/
-- HERA Women's Cancer Foundation. http://www.herafoundation.org/get-involved/donate-now/

Visitation services were held at Everly Wheatley Funeral Home on Friday, July 26 in Alexandria, VA. with a memorial services at Fairlington United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 28 in Alexandria, VA. Interment services will be held at Roseville Cemetary on Wednesday, August 7 in Roseville, IL.

Published Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Mary Mae Whitesides, 91, died peacefully Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Arlington, Va., after an active life filled with friends and family.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Memorial Cemetery in Columbia.

The former Mary Mae Penisten, daughter of Uriah and Lillian Penisten, was born in Columbia in 1922, graduated from Hickman High School and attended Christian College (now Columbia College).

She married Charles Whitesides in 1943. They had two sons and spent nearly 60 years together until his death in 2002.

The couple moved frequently for Charles' work at the Pet Milk Company, living in St. Louis, Kansas City, Dallas, Memphis and Atlanta before settling in St. Louis in 1975.

Mary Mae loved to laugh, enjoyed her friends and was dedicated to her family. She was active in local groups at each stop along the way, serving as a church school teacher, PTA president and condominium association president, among other duties, while happily organizing many, many bridge games.

After a recurrence of cancer, Mary Mae moved to Virginia in 2011 to be near her son John and his family. She lived there until her death, playing bridge five times a week and giving bridge lessons to beginners at her senior retirement community, where a memorial service was held for her Aug. 24.

Her family and many friends will miss her. She is survived by two sons, Tom in Dallas and John in Arlington; a daughter-in-law, Deborah Duffy; and two grandchildren, Mae and Ryan.
Published Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Michael G. Stewart, 66, of North Kansas City, formerly of Columbia, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013, with family by his side.

Military Honors will be rendered at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia at the flag pole.

Survivors include his wife; six children; two step-children; 26 grandkids; and three great-grandkids.

Arrangements are under the direction of White Chapel Funeral Home.

Published Sunday, August 11, 2013

Maj. John Michael Willey, 39, of Helendale, Calif., formerly of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Drive, Columbia. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St.

John was born on July 6, 1974, in Columbia to Stephen and Joyce Van Zandt Willey. He attended Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School and West Junior High. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1992.

Maj. John Michael Willey enlisted into the U.S. Army Reserve in 1992 with the rank of private (E-1) as a medical specialist. After serving five years, he enrolled in the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program with Arizona State University in 1997. He was commissioned into the active Army as an aviation officer in 1998 and was a qualified UH-60 Blackhawk pilot.

Maj. Willey served as a platoon leader, executive officer, battalion adjutant and assistant S3 operations officer with 1st/214 Aviation Brigade in Germany until 2002. Maj. Willey then transferred to the Combat Support Coordination Team/Combined Joint General Staff-Combined Forces Command in Yongin, South Korea, where he served as intel analyst chief for one year.

In 2004, Maj. Willey transferred to Headquarters and Headquarters Company/42 IN, Fort Drum, N.Y., as intel analyst chief then served as signal intelligence/electronic warfare officer with the Operations Company, 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion in Fort Meade, Md. He was honorably discharged from the active Army in 2007. After a two-year break in service, Maj. Willey was appointed as a Reserve commissioned officer in 2009 and was assigned to Alpha Company, 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion in Fort Meade, Md. In 2012, Maj. Willey was transferred to the 368th Military Intelligence Battalion in Camp Parks, Calif.

Maj. Willey deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and has served overseas in Korea as well as Germany.

Maj. Willey graduated with honors from Arizona State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in political science. He was also awarded the Distinguished Military Student and Graduate awards while attending the ASU ROTC program. His military education includes Airborne School, Air Assault School, Rotary Wing Aviator School, the Aviation Officer Basic Course, the Military Officer Tactical Intelligence Training Course, the Military Intelligence Officer Advance Course and the U.S. Army Combined Arms and Services Staff School.

Maj. Willey's awards include Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Service Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and Army Aviator Badge.

Maj. Willey is survived by his father, Stephen Willey and wife, Leslie, of Columbia; mother, Joyce Van Zandt Fowler of Kansas City; sister, Mary Willey Banash of Overland Park, Kan.; a special aunt, Sharon M. Willey of Columbia; and his maternal grandmother, Judy Van Zandt of Cassville.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence B. and Alice Heffernan Willey, and Karl W. Van Zandt.

Contributions may be made to the Central Missouri Honor Flight, 1400 Forum Blvd., Suite 38, Box 334, Columbia, Mo., 65203 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675

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

Published Friday, August 9, 2013

Ivah Dean Mohr, 82, of Columbia passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at Parker Funeral Service in Columbia. Burial will follow at Dripping Spring Christian Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Ivah Dean was born Aug. 13, 1930, in Columbia to Tilford and Goldie Stone Acton, and they preceded her in death. She was married on Nov. 13, 1949, in Columbia to Kenneth Harold Mohr, and he preceded her in death.

Ivah Dean was a member of Dripping Spring Christian Church, where she enjoyed playing dominos. She also enjoyed watching Nascar races and was a fan of Carl Edwards. She loved Missouri Tiger basketball, and later in life she learned how to quilt.

She is survived by son Kenneth Michael Mohr and wife Becky; daughter Molly Aust and husband Dan; two grandchildren, Kara and Bryan Mohr; two stepgrandchildren, Kevin and Kristina Aust; and four stepgreat-grandchildren, Allie, Alia, Kobe and Kevieahnna.

She was preceded in death by two stepgrandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dripping Spring Christian Church, 2701 W. Dripping Springs Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202, or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.

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

Published Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Virginia Ruth "Ruthie" Brown, 73, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Columbia Healthcare.

Cremation has taken place, and services will be held later.

Ruthie retired from University Physicians as a payroll clerk. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and grandkids.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ed Brown; three children, Mike (Karen) Brown, Jeff (Teresa) Brown and Becky (Tim) Mordica; seven grandchildren, Danton, Ashley, Joseph, Jennifer and Kimberly Brown, and Adam and Christopher Mordica; as well as six great-grandchildren.

Ruthie was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary (Ballew) Creber; and two sisters, Mary Ann Nelson and Billie Sue Hagenhoff.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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

Jean Hourigan Edmunds
Jean was born on April 30, 1925 and passed away on Monday, August 12, 2013.

Jean was a resident of Northport, New York.    


Published Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Morgan Andrew Burnham, 33, died at University Hospital, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, due to complications associated with liver disease. He died peacefully surrounded by his family.

A private burial will be held at New Liberty Cemetery in Ashland. A ceremony honoring his life will be held later at the family home.

He was born on Sept. 23, 1979, to Bill and Helen Burnham in Columbia. On Nov. 20, 2010, he married Emily Bach in Columbia.

Morgan grew up in Columbia and graduated from Hickman High School in 1998. He took courses at both the University of Missouri and Columbia College. Morgan and John Gillig started All Star Lawn Care in 2004. He sold the business in the fall of 2012, having decided to return to school and begin a new chapter in his life.

Morgan was kind, generous, bright, loyal and hilarious. He had a whip-smart sense of humor and an encyclopedic brain. Morgan loved Mizzou football, tailgating, Cardinal baseball, float trips, taking long drives in the country, swimming, history (especially Irish history), traveling, listening to music, exploring, photography, playing softball, going to see live music and spending time with his faithful companions Harriet, Ruby and Lady Bird. He was a great husband, son, brother and friend to many.

In addition to his wife, Emily Bach, he is survived by his father, Bill Burnham of Columbia; sister Emily Burnham of Columbia; sister Katie Burnham Wilkins and her husband, Marcus Wilkins, of Columbia; and brother Spencer Burnham of Denver, Colo. He also is survived by his grandmother Mary Smith of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Smith Burnham; grandfather J. Ned Smith; and grandparents Frank and Estelle Burnham.

Memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 90266.

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

Published Friday, August 23, 2013

Dennis Eugene Paige, 61, of Columbia departed this life Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at University Hospital and Clinics.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Roderick Williams Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 17, 1951, in Columbia to the union of Ollie Paige and Bertha Williams.

Dennis grew up in Columbia and attended Hickman High School. He was united in marriage to Evelyn (Washington) Paige on Jan. 2, 1982, and she survives at their home. Dennis was baptized at Russell Chapel Church at an early age. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and talking sports with his old buddy Harold Warren. He cherished his family and especially his time spent with his grandchildren.

Dennis leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Evelyn; his children, Tonya (Donnie) Washington of Columbia, Harold (Joetta) Washington of Atlanta, Ga., Jacqueline Rogers of Columbia, Randall Jordan of Dresser, Wis., Kim Washington of Kansas City, Rodney Washington of Columbia and Francine Robinson of Kansas City; one sister, Joyce (Maurice) Robinson of Texarkana, Texas; 26 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Anthony Washington and Christopher Robinson; one sister, Nan McBride; one brother, Ollie Paige Jr.; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter.

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

Published Thursday, August 15, 2013

Daniel Kent Showers, 56, of Versailles passed away quietly and went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at University Hospital.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.

Danny was born Oct. 3, 1956, in Columbia, to Robert and Norma Wade Showers.

Danny went to Hickman High School. He loved hunting and fishing. Later in life, he went to taxidermy school and became a licensed taxidermist, turning out excellent work.

Danny is survived by his mother and father; a son, Paul (Keri) Showers; Paul's children, Ella, Caden and Ava; two sisters, Susan (Perry) Plummer, Carol (Bob) White and Carol's daughters, Megan and Melissa; an uncle, Richard; two aunts, Phyllis Murray and Ruth Morgan; many cousins; and many very close wonderful and caring friends..

Memorial contributions are suggested to the NKC's spay and neuter project, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65202.

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

Published Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dusty Allan Reeves, 19, of Miami, Mo., formerly of Columbia, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, as the result of a two-automobile accident near Slater.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Slater United Methodist Church with the Revs. Adam Snell and Ed Algya officiating.

Born Sept. 17, 1993, in Santa Anna, Calif., he was the son of Aaron Spade of Warrenton, Va., and Teresa Reeves of Miami, Mo.

Also surviving are his daughter, Kara Michelle Reeves of Miami; his stepfather, Kenny Wall of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; a brother, Joshua Reeves of Slater; maternal grandfather James Reeves Sr. of Waverly; maternal grandparents Charles and Kathy McMellen Hostetter of Slater; maternal great-grandmother Peggy McMellen of Slater; paternal grandparents Richard and Theresa Spade of Warrenton, Va.; a nephew, Jonathan Reeves of Slater; special aunts and uncles Debbie Countryman, and Matt and Debbie Gruber; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

Mr. Reeves was a member of Valley View Community Church in Columbia. He attended Bunceton Public Schools and was a 2012 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia. He worked at Applebee's in Marshall.

Memorials are suggested to a trust fund for his daughter, Kara Michelle Reeves.

Weiker Funeral Home in Slater is in charge of the arrangements.

Published By the Lincoln Journal Star Aug 23, 2013

Sherry Ann Jefferson, daughter of the late Arthur and Georgia (Warrick) Bush was born on March 9, 1945 in Columbia, Mo. She departed this life on August 17, 2013. Sherry received her education through the Columbia, Mo. city public school system, graduating from Hickman High School in June 1963. She was a very spiritual woman and was a member of the Newman United Methodist Church until she transferred membership to the New Hope United Methodist Church where she remained as a member until her death.

She worked for Union Insurance and Continental Western Insurance for over 30 years, retiring in 2011. She married David Lee Jefferson on August 24, 1963. Out of this union two children were born, Carla and David. This marriage lasted for 50 years. Sherry made numerous friends wherever she went. A consummate mother and homemaker, she was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She also loved to watch her beloved soap operas.

Sherry leaves to mourn: her daughter, Carla (Melvin) Clayborne and her son, David (Catherine Pattillo); grandsons, Antonio Clayborne and David Jefferson; granddaughters, Camille Jefferson and Jasmine Clayborne; brother, A. Wayne (Mary) Bush; sister, Eunice (Herbert) Crum; nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th Street, Lincoln. Burial will immediately follow this service. The family will greet friends from 6 - 7 p.m. on Friday, August 23, at Lincoln Memorial Park. There will be an Eastern Star and Golden Circle service beginning at 7 p.m. in the chapel following this reception. Condolences www.lincolnfh.com.

Published Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ruth Evelyn (Parker) Willis, 85, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Lenoir Care Center in Columbia.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, Aug. 21, at Memorial Funeral Home.

Ruth was born Jan. 19, 1928, in Hallsville to Virgil and Cecil (Elliott) Parker. She attended school in Hallsville until she and her mother moved to Columbia in 1944. She graduated from Hickman High School in 1945.

Ruth married Houston L. Willis on Sept. 17, 1948, in Columbia at Calvary Baptist Church, and he survives.

Ruth was employed by MFA Insurance in Columbia as an executive assistant secretary from 1949 to 1960. After that, she spent time lovingly raising her two children and being a homemaker. She later worked at the photo/camera counter at Nowell's Grocery Store on Keene Street. Ruth loved being with people and considered her customers as her friends.

Her interests included her family, dining out, garage sales and her loving cats, including her beloved white Persian cat, Fluffy. Ruth was an avid animal lover and seemed to have cats and dogs around her entire life.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Houston of the home; one daughter, Linda Willis of Columbia; one son, Alan Willis and wife Terry of Columbia; one grandson, Ryan Willis of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Wilma Beede Breedlove; and three brothers, Robert Beede, John Beede and Ralph Parker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Central Missouri Humane Society or Columbia Second Chance, or a charity of your choice.

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

Published Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Dorothy Anne Valentine Hague, 82, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Columbia.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, also at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born in Boone County on Jan. 21, 1931, to Andrew Clyde and Cora Alice (Peacher) Valentine. She was the third and last child in that family.

Anne attended local schools — Gillespie Rural School and Hickman High School — and trained in Kansas City while securing a degree in nursing. Anne's professional life took her to New Mexico, Louisiana and back to Columbia, most notably at Boone County Hospital and as a school nurse with Hallsville Public Schools.

Anne married George Mack Bennett on Dec. 1, 1953, and continued her nursing career while Mr. Bennett worked primarily for petroleum companies. Anne and George had two children, Douglas Bennett and Kathy Bennett Deimerly, who both survive her. Anne married Frank Hague of Boone County on May 27, 1988, and lived in Millersburg; Mr. Hague died July 2, 2011. Anne loved her many friends, her work, helping people and family history, but her joy was her grandchildren. She was proud of her seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Anne is preceded in death by her grandson, Jon Andy; and two brothers — Wilford died in childhood, and Ralph L. Valentine passed in 1999.

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

Published Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Richard John Jurgensmeyer, 69, of Miami, Fla., formerly of Columbia, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Miami after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for the past seven years.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Little Church at Ascension Catholic Church in Chesterfield.

Born Dec. 28, 1943, Dick was raised in Columbia and attended Hickman High School.

He graduated in the top of his class from the University of Missouri and was recruited by then-Peat, Marwick & Mitchell, now KPMG, where he spent 30-plus years as an accountant, audit partner and securities expert.

A longtime resident of Miami and later Tampa, Fla., Dick was a loving father and a playful grandfather, an avid golfer and fisherman, a mean card player and pool shark, a good friend and a mentor to many. His dry wit, smarts, love of life and big heart will be missed by all who knew him but most especially by his daughters and grandchildren, whom he loved more than anything.

Dick is survived by his daughters, Debbie Payne and Cathie Martin, and their husbands, Darrell Payne and Kevin Martin; his six grandchildren, Hanna, Holden and Sutton Payne, and Luke, Will and Libby Martin; his sisters, Marge Matta and Dorothy Enenbach; a brother, Frank Jurgensmeyer; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Jennie Jurgensmeyer; a brother, Harold Jurgensmeyer; and his sister, Jennie Lee Hatley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Published Monday, August 26, 2013

Barbara H. Roberts, 80, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at her home.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Barbara was born June 18, 1933, in Rocheport to William Angel Hunt and Mary Nance Mahan-Hunt. She married Charles "Buckey" Roberts Sr. on April 2, 1955, in Columbia.

Anyone who knew Barbara knew what she stood for: family, friends and baby dolls. She operated a day care for more than three decades and cared for 325 kids over the years.

She started with grandchildren and grew. "Sharing is Caring" was her favorite motto.

She is survived by her husband, Charles "Buckey" Roberts Sr. of Columbia; one son, Charles Edward (Katherine) Roberts Jr. of Harrisburg; two siblings, Thomas (Debbie) Hunt of Rocheport and Jane(George) Tutt of Columbia; six grandchildren, Stacy (Justin) Rapp of Boonville, John (Ivy) Roberts Jr. of Rocheport, Stephanie (Bryan) Murphy of Williamsburg, Ashley Roberts of Columbia, Courtney (Jon) Roberts-Wright of Columbia, and Christopher Roberts of Harrisburg; eight great-grandchildren and two more on the way; as well as her longtime friend and caretaker, Ayla Stephens of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother; son John Fred Roberts Sr.; one brother; and six sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Mark Dewyane Lewis, 58, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Columbia, departed this life Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at the Veterans Hospital of Dallas, where he was given "Honorary Passage" services.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Millard Family Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bernard Nelson officiating. Local funeral and burial services will take place in Dallas.

He was born June 25, 1955, to the union of Mary "Madge" Lewis Hickem and Donald Richardson.

Mark leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Thelma Lewis; his children, Shawn Smith of Columbia, Reginald Hickem of Kansas City, Valerie Lewis of Houston, Texas, and Makelai Lewis of Los Angeles; his sister, Sheila Lewis Artis of Columbia; two aunts, Hazel Lewis of Columbia and Clairona Tucker of Bloomington, Ill.; two uncles, Gary Lewis of Hannibal and Gail Lewis of Rockford, Ill.; a great-aunt, Sarah Leonard of Columbia; eight grandchildren; and a host of cousins, relatives and friends.

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

Published by Cavin-Cook Funeral Home - Anna Dean Teague
February 8, 1926 - August 29, 2013

Anna Dean Teague, 87, of Cypress Landing Dr., Mooresville, NC, formerly of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at her residence.

Born February 8, 1926, in Mexico, MO, she was the daughter of the late Paul Kessler Ballew, Sr. and Mary Malvina Towson, and step-daughter of Clarence Holt Lanctot.

Dr. Teague began her teaching career at Hickman High in Columbia, MO, where she recently attended her 70th Kewpie Class Reunion. She was a Professor of Speech and Theater at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, and the Director of Theatre at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA. Even after her retirement she taught for ten additional years at St. Michaels High, Baton Rouge, LA. Dr.

Teague served on the Board of Directors at Baton Rouge Little Theatre and as President of the Anna Dean Teague Theatre Foundation. Dr. Teague was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and ADAH Chapter 258 Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, LA, and Centre Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, NC, where she volunteered as an adult Sunday School teacher. Dr. Teague was an active member of the West Feliciana Parish Historical Society and an annual contributor and participant of the Audubon Pilgrimage.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Oran Aubrey Teague and her brother, Paul Kessler Ballew, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Jann Peck and grandsons, Trevor Holt Peck, of Houston, TX, Travis Taylor Peck, of Atlanta, GA, and Jordan Towson Peck, of Baton Rouge, LA.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Centre Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, on Sunday, September 1, 2013, at 3:00 P.M. Interment will be at a later date in Baton Rouge at Resthaven Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Iredell County, Centre Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, NC, or First United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, LA. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the family of Dr. Teague.

Condolences may be made to the Teague/Peck family at www.cavin-cook.com.

Published Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Carl Thomas Traxler, 86, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Carl was born March 10, 1927, in Boone County to Ola Pearl (Smith) and Clint Albert Traxler.

At the age of 18, he was drafted in the U.S. Army, and he served during World War II. Carl married Martha Taylor on Feb. 4, 1954, in Columbia, and she survives. He enjoyed golf, baseball, fishing and tractor pulls. Carl was a member of the Sunrise Optimist Club, American Legion, Elks Lodge, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Three Dollar Club and Fairview Methodist Church. Carl worked as a farmer on his family's farm in Boone County all his life. Family meant everything to him.

In addition to his loving wife, Martha, Carl is survived by his son, Larry Traxler (wife Polly) of Columbia; granddaughters Kimberly Mabrey (husband Greg) and Kacey Richardson (husband Rusty), both of Columbia; and his first great-granddaughter on the way, Katelyn Mabrey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Joe and Roger.

Memorial contributions may be made to Coyote Hill.

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

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Laura Brockert of Columbia passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

Per her wishes, no services are planned.

Laura leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Kevin Brockert, and his children, Stephanie Tinker, Payne Brockert and Joey Brockert.

Laura loved being their "Mom." Laura was a very beautiful person who will be missed by her family; her parents, Mary M. and Jack Endicott; and all her many dear friends.

Two of Laura's favorite things were books and her pets. She started reading at an early age and got hooked on books after reading "Cinderella Went to the Ball." She opened her heart to many animals that needed a home. They brought her much joy.

Laura remained a cheerful and generous soul in spite of dealing with serious health issues most of her short life. The Gift of Sight was her last gift. She will rest in peace.

Memorials can be made to your local animal shelter or to your favorite charity.

Online tributes or condolences may be left at www.heartlandcremation.com.

Published Thursday, September 12, 2013

Barthena L. Barnes, 99, of Columbia passed away, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at The Neighborhoods.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church with the Rev. Brian Ford officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Parker Funeral Service. Burial will be at Barnes Cemetery, east of Deer Park on Barnes Chapel Road.

Barthena Allen Barnes was born on Jan. 1, 1914, to Emerson D. "Emmett" and Annie Hubbard Allen at Deer Park in Boone County.

Mrs. Barnes attended Deer Park school in Boone County and graduated from Hickman High School in 1932. After attending the University of Missouri, she taught elementary school in the one-room Carlyle and Barnes schools in rural Boone County.

She married Dysart Conner Barnes on Aug. 4, 1939, in Columbia. He preceded her in death in 1997.

Mrs. Barnes was a lifelong, active member of Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church. She also was active in the Deer Park and New Haven school PTAs for many years, serving as president at both the local and district levels. She was a community leader in the Deer Park 4-H club and worked with both countywide and district 4-H events and activities. She served for many years on the Daniel Boone Regional Library board.

When her daughters were grown, she taught knitting at Sears's in downtown Columbia. She was an avid gardener and loved sewing, quilting and handwork of all kinds. Over the past 45 years, it has been rare for "Grandma Bart" to be without at least one handwork project in progress for a grandchild or great-grandchild. Until her death, she read prolifically, worked crossword puzzles each day and followed college football, basketball and NASCAR.

Mrs. Barnes is survived by three daughters: Kathryn Scheidt (Robert) of South Bend, Ind., Elaine Davidson (Norman) of Lake Charles, La., and Marjorie Marberry (Jim) of Columbia. She also is survived by one sister, Margaret Paul of Dover, Del.; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by eight brothers; five sisters; and one great-grandson.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Barnes Cemetery Association (c/o Sam Owen, 101051 E. Johnson Cemetery Road, Ashland, Mo., 65010) or to Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church in her name.

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

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lois D. Lorton, 78, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Columbia Healthcare in Columbia.

Funeral services for Lois will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Memorial Funeral Home, with graveside services immediately following. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12.


Lois was born Aug. 19, 1935, in Ashland to Harley B. Nichols and Emma Mildred Nichols.

She was married to Donald Lorton in Columbia on Aug. 22, 1953, and he survives.

Lois was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was also a member of the Brown Station Coffee Ladies.

In addition to her husband, Lois is survived by her daughter, Deborah Melloway of Columbia; two grandchildren, Angie Melloway of Centralia and Adam Melloway (wife Kristle) of Hallsville; and one sister, Lurline Griggs.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Dewayne Lorton; a brother, Spencer Nichols; and one sister, Laura Lee Stone.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are appreciated to the Alzheimer's Association, 4687 N. Mesa St., El Paso, Texas, 79912.

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

Published Sunday, September 15, 2013

Richard Austin Knowles, 21, of Columbia passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

Services will be held at a later date.

Austin was born on Sept. 8, 1992, to his parents, Chance and Norma (Murrell) Knowles, and they survive.

He is also survived by his wife, Courtney (Yoder) Knowles; three brothers; grandparents; great-grandparents; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Central Missouri Kidney Association.

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

Published Sunday, September 15, 2013

Jerald "Jerry" Reno Kurtz, 78, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, Nev.

No services will be held.

Jerry was born May 26, 1935, in Columbia, the son of Reno and Illamae York Kurtz. He worked for Lockheed Martin in Burbank, Calif., and Lancaster, Calif., for 50 years until he retired to Henderson, Nev., in 2006.

He is survived by four children, son Bret Kurtz of Northridge Calif., daughter Sandra Kurtz of Henderson, Nev., daughter Laura Adamson and husband Charles of Henderson, Nev., and son Karl Kurtz and wife Sheila of Northridge, Calif.; one brother, Leroy Kurtz and wife Sue of Columbia; and one sister, Karen Kurtz of West Palm Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Janice Berve and Marilyn McCarty, both of Columbia.

Please send memorial contributions to the Nathan Adelson Hospice. 

Published Thursday, September 12, 2013

Daniel James Simpson, born July 19, 1992, finally found peace Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, after complications due to Type 1 diabetes.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Nilson Funeral Home. The family requests a private funeral service immediately following.

Daniel was a 2011 graduate of David H. Hickman High School and truly found himself through his work with the Hickman FFA and various welding and agriculture activities under the guidance of his mentors and favorite teachers, Mr. Chuck Miller and Mr. Larry Henneke.

Daniel loved hunting, fishing, camping and spending time outdoors, particularly with his brother, Michael, and friends.

He worked hard as a landscaper and in his spare time volunteered as a leader of the Royal Rangers at Columbia First Assembly of God Church, sharing his knowledge and love of the outdoors with younger Rangers.

He was an accomplished welder and craftsman who found great satisfaction with various projects improving his truck and building his trailer.

He spent many days at local gun ranges and took pride in his extensive gun collection and accurate aim.

Daniel was thoughtful and had a killer sense of humor and a quick wit.

He will be terribly missed.

Survivors include his parents, David and Jameda Simpson; his sister Shawna Brief (Jeremy Lopez) and nephew Connar McNiel Brief; his brother David Simpson Jr. (Jessica Rohde) and nephew Landon Edward Rohde; his brother Michael Simpson; his little sister Amie Louise Simpson; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, family and close friends, including best friend Tristan Rice.

Daniel was preceded in death by his sister Kimberlie Renae Simpson (September 29, 2000) and close friend Mary B. Anglen (June 29, 2012).

Published Friday, September 13, 2013

Mary Kathryn "Kay" Sells, 93, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., formerly of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

A celebration of life will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Westwood in Fort Walton Beach.

Kay was born Jan. 7, 1920, the oldest daughter of eight children, on a farm in Columbia to Vera Mae Bandy Jacobs and Reuben Turner Jacobs.

Kay completed elementary and high schools in Columbia. She graduated from Christian College (now Columbia College) with an associate degree and from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in education. She furthered her education at the University of Virginia.

Kay taught school in Hannibal; Madrid, Spain; and Arlington, Va. She learned IBM punch card accounting and was introduced/recognized by Thomas Watson, CEO and president of IBM, at a dinner in New York.

On June 2, 1941, she married O.V. Sells. She is survived by O.V., her devoted and loving husband of 72 years, and their four children, Sharon Meginnis of Chapel Hill, N.C., Judy Altshuler (husband Jerry) of Prescott, Ariz., Vicki Schuler (husband Charlie) of Navarre, Fla., and Scott Sells (wife Kim) of Fort Walton Beach. They have nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Kay's love, tireless work ethic and selfless devotion will be missed by all fortunate enough to have known her.

Kay was active in Girl Scouting for more than 70 years. She volunteered her service in various capacities from troop leader, to trainer, to camp director, to international spokesperson. She particularly enjoyed training in the "out-of-doors" to include a month in Argentina and 10 days in Bermuda, as well as participating in the International Friendship program. She developed friendships throughout the world. She dined with Lady B. Powell and served as chair of "Our Cabana Friends" for 6 years. At her passing, she was still serving on a committee with Princess Benedikte of Denmark. Kay accompanied 10 senior scouts to Sri Lanka in 1978. She took troops to the Guide House in Savannah, Ga., to "Our Cabana" in Quernavaca, Mexico, and camping in the mountains of Spain. Kay started American Girl Scouting in Spain in 1957. She also served as commissioner to the European Council and chaired the Voice of America Scouting Panel. She promoted interaction between the scouting programs of Spain and the United States. In 1979, Girl Scouts USA presented her with the Juliette Lowe World Friendship Medal.

Kay gave selflessly to organizations and communities around the world. In 1978, Columbia College honored Kay with the Distinguished Alumni Award for her many volunteer activities. She was active in the American Red Cross, Cancer Society, United Way and League of Women Voters. She served three terms as president of the independent living facility she resided at in Fort Walton Beach. She enjoyed travel, helping others and corresponding with her many friends around the world.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made in Kay's honor to: Columbia College, Attn: Science Project, 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, Mo., 65216.

Published Thursday, September 19, 2013

Belinda Gay Hulen, 53, of Columbia passed away the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will commence at 11 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Belinda was born May 21, 1960, in Columbia to James and Barbara Freeman. Belinda was united in marriage to Kenneth Hulen on May 14, 1983, at Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church in Columbia.

Belinda graduated from Columbia College in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude. She had worked as an accountant at Boone County National Bank since 1990 and was involved in several charities. She worked for United Way, was involved in numerous charitable walks and volunteered at the local food bank. She was a very intelligent woman who always stood out from the crowd. Belinda enjoyed attending concerts and dancing with her husband of 30 years. She strived to push her daughter, Jessica, toward success and instilled lifelong values in her. Belinda will be loved and missed by all who knew her.

Belinda is survived by her husband, Kenneth Hulen; daughter Jessica; sister Marsha Schafer; two brothers, Lance (Becky) Freeman and Tim (Karen) Freeman; and both of her parents, James and Barbara Freeman.

Memorial contributions may be left to support the family or to the donor's charity of choice.

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

Published Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Jimmie Lee Daly, 65, of Rocheport passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at his home.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Nilson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jimmie Lee Daly was born Oct. 5, 1947, in Columbia, the son of Clarence and Mary Morgan Daly. He married Peggy Acton on July 1, 1967, in Columbia. Jimmie worked as a brick layer and also farmed for many years. He loved to play cards, fish and hunt. He was a member of Eagles Lodge No. 2730.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy; son Jamie (wife Sabra); daughter Jeannie (husband John) Woodrich; sister Betty Watson; and grandchildren Ashlee and Tyler Daly, and Michael and Adam Woodrich.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Forrest Daly.

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

Published Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sandra J. Riley, 74, of Columbia passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Southampton Place.

Per Sandra's request, there will be no services held.

Sandra was born March 13, 1939, in Columbia to J.D. and Bessie Rader, who preceded her in death.

Sandra is survived by son John Schiele of Philadelphia, Pa.; daughter Maribeth (Tom) Regan of Hamilton, N.J.; brother Jack (Julie) Rader of Columbia; sister Vicki (Bob) Keenan of Nellysford, Va.; grandchildren Jayden Schiele, Nicholas Cruser, and T.J., Kyle and Courtney Regan; great-granddaughter Brooke Regan; nephews Kyle, Jay and Dan Rader; niece Katie Rader; and a dear friend, Randall Blake.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Advantage, 1504 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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

Published Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mitchell Hudson McCollum, 55, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at his home in Little Rock, Ark.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Ark., 72211. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

He was born Nov. 5, 1957, in Boonville to Gerald and Sue McCollum.

Mitch grew up in Boone County, where he graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia. After he joined the U.S. Air Force, where he led a long and successful career, he began work in the golf community. He eventually landed in Little Rock, where he touched the lives of everyone he encountered. When Mitch wasn't at the golf course, you could find him in the company of his family and many friends. He also enjoyed jazz immensely, as well as fishing, trips to the ocean and sports of all kinds.

Mitch was married to Trudy McCollum (Cornelison) on Oct. 5, 1996. They were happily married for nearly 17 years.

Mitch is survived by his wife, Trudy of Little Rock; his father, Gerald of Boonville; a son, Justin of Mascoutah, Ill.; his grandchildren, Timothy and Henry; as well as many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Sue McCollum; his sister, Janice Ann McCollum; and a son, Jared Lee McCollum.

Online guestbook: www.roller funeralhomes.com/chenal.

Published in The Monterey Herald on Oct. 9, 2013

Lewis Wayne Shutt 1926 - 2013

MONTEREY – Lewis W. Shutt, a resident of Columbia, Missouri until 1945, passed away on September 29. He was a loving husband to Leta Jennings Shutt for 68 years; devoted father to Lewis, Jr. of Monterey and Robert (Nancy) Shutt of Sunnyvale and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Lewis attended the University of Missouri at the age of sixteen, received his BS Degree from San Jose State University and his MBA from Santa Clara University where he was the founder and first president of the Graduate School of Business Alumni Association, past member of the Advisory Board of the Graduate School of Business and co-founder of the Kenna Club.

Lewis retired as a Business Development Manager from Lockheed Martin and Honeywell after a career spanning forty years.

Lewis was a member of the Monterey Masonic Lodge, #217 and a member and Past President (2001) of the Shriner's. He was an active volunteer for Congressman Sam Farr and served on the Board of Trustees for United Way. He also served on the Advisory Board of Interim, Inc.

Private interment will be held. Services will be announced. Memorial contributions in Lew's memory are suggested to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL, 33607 or to a charity of the donor's choice . Please visit www.thepaulmortuary.com to sign Lew's guest book and leave messages for his family.

Published Wednesday, October 2, 2013

John Overton Young passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at his home in Springfield.

A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. with the memorial service following at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at King's Way United Methodist Church in Springfield.

He was born to Orin T. and Myrtie Phillipe Young on Aug. 24, 1929, in Woodlandvillle.

He attended Hickman High School and received a bachelor's degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri. John and Anna Lee Johnson were married Oct. 26, 1951.

He served two years as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

He spent 17 years with Farm Bureau Insurance Co. in Jefferson City, followed by 17 years with American National Insurance in Springfield.

He was a member of King's Way UMC, where the services will be held.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years; his five children, Jane Jordan (Jim) of Jefferson City, Jonalee McLaughlin (Paul) of Kansas City, Judy Jacobs (Andy) of Bulverde, Texas, and Jan Millington (Tom) and Jeff Young (Kristin),both of Springfield. They have 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is survived by a sister, Ruth Davis (Rollo), who lives in Moore, Okla.; and many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Fred, Roy and Bill; and a sister, Nina Phillips.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Columbarium at King's Way UMC.

Published Sunday, October 13, 2013

John Worthington Phillips, 82, of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn.

Born Nov. 5, 1930, in Columbia, John served in the Navy on the Destroyer USS Preston as a sonar man during the Korean War. He later attended the University of Missouri. He married Rita Phillips in 1955 and they lived together in New Brighton, Minn., for 13 years where they raised daughters Laura Phillips and Lisa Phillips. John was remarried in 1980 to CoraLee "Cory" where he became stepfather to Cory's daughter, Beth Leonard. The three lived in Arden Hills, Minn.

John had a long career with Deluxe Corporation where he last served as vice president of market research. John retired in 1985. John was an avid golfer, took many road trips to see the country and the many friends he kept up with over the years. He was a skilled photographer and mastered the style of candid photography, documenting many wonderful casual moments in the lives of family and friends. He spent summers at his beloved lake home on Mound Lake, Minn., until it was sold this August. There he gardened, fished, entertained friends and tinkered in his workshop. One of his many legacies to his children and grandchildren was his great love and respect for wildlife and all of nature.

He will be greatly missed.

John is survived by wife Cory; daughters Laura Phillips with son-in-law Jeff Lanning of Stillwater, Minn., Lisa Phillips of Indianapolis, Ind., and Beth Leonard with son-in-law Steve Leonard of Chanhassen, Minn.; grandchildren Rachel Kelly, Blakely Worthington Phillips-Powell; former wife, Rita Phillips of Minnetonka, Minn.; and cat: Daisy May.

He is preceded in death by parents Rachel Phillips (nee Crane), Wendell Phillips; stepmother Martha Phillips; brother Jerry Phillips; and sister Pat Turner.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to your favorite charity.

Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home of Mable Falls, Texas.

Published Monday, October 7, 2013

A beautiful angel has joined God in Heaven. Heather Leane Cole, 20, died early Friday morning, Oct. 4, 2013, in a tragic car accident near Boonville.

Memorial services will be at noon Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Christian Chapel, 3300 S. Providence Road in Columbia. The 63 Diner will be hosting a buffet following the service at 5801 Range Line St., in Columbia.

Heather was born Dec. 20, 1992, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Kevin and Denise Volesky Cole.

She was a 2011 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, where she was involved in the cheerleading and comp squad. She was a student at Moberly Area Community College in Columbia and was planning to go to Columbia College to get her degree to teach Special Education.

She worked at The 63 Diner as a waitress since she was 16.

She also worked at Buckingham's and at Tiger Tot's as a teacher's assistant.

Heather moved to Columbia in 2005 with her parents and sister, Amber. Her family moved back to Bakersfield in 2011 and Heather decided to stay here to go to college.

She was the most kind, generous and loving person you could ever meet and left this world way too soon. She is our beautiful guardian angel and will never be forgotten.

Heather is survived by her parents, Kevin and Denise; and sister, Amber, all of Bakersfield; grandpa Phil Cole of Jackson Center, Ohio; uncles, aunts and cousins in Missouri, Arizona, Kansas, Colorado, California, Nebraska and Arkansas who love her dearly; along with hundreds of friends whose lives are forever changed by having her in their lives.

She was preceded in death by grandmothers, Margaret Volesky and Alice Cole; grandfather, Warren Volesky; and aunt, Patricia Trauernicht.

A scholarship fund has been set up through Hickman High School called The Heather Cole Sparkle of Hope which will be dedicated to students who want to go on to become teachers. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to this fund in care of Boone County National Bank, 1009 Smiley Lane, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date in Bakersfield.

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

Published Wednesday, October 9, 2013

E. Dale Powell, 81, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.

There will be a visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Memorial Funeral Home, with memorial service to follow at 2 p.m., also at the funeral home. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 12, 1931, in Harrisburg, to the late Cora Blanche (Stidham) and Ermine Ross Powell.

On June 29, 1957, Dale married Jeanne Smith, and she survives.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Artillery and the Army Reserves.

He then taught and coached at Jefferson Junior High School for a several years before becoming east hall principal at Hickman High School for more than two decades.

Dale enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and gardening.

In addition to his wife, Dale is survived by his daughters: Holley Smothers (husband Greg) of Jefferson City and Mary Anne Dutemple (husband John) of St. Louis; siblings Janet VaNess (husband Everett) of Independence, Karen Harshbarger (husband Andy) of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Ricky Powell (wife Judy) of Boonville; a sister-in-law, Rafaleta Powell of Springfield; grandchildren KariLynn Reeves (husband Jason) of Overland Park, Kan., David LaPointe (wife Elizabeth) of Columbia and Matthew LaPointe of Jefferson City; and brother-in-law George Edward Smith (wife Sherrel) of Kansas.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dean Powell; and his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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

Published by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Creamatory, Saint Joseph, MO

Sharon Roderick Vaughn, 77, Kimberling City, Missouri died October 11, 2013.

She was born December 8, 1935 to Cecil and Virginia (Miller) Roderick in Milan, Missouri.

She married William H. Vaughn on June 9, 1957.

She was a retired elementary school teacher for the St. Joseph School District. She also was a member of the Tri Delta Sorority, St. Joseph Junior League and PEO.

She enjoyed reading, sewing, antiquing, and being a mother, grandmother and teacher. As a child advocate, she believed that if it isn’t good for children, it shouldn’t be done.

She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Dianne Vaughn Meier.

Survivors: husband, William H. Vaughn; daughters, Melissa Anthony and Lynne Harman; grandchildren, Sarah Smidt, Brooks Anthony, Addison Anthony, Bennett Harman and Claire Harman; brother, Edward E. Roderick; sister, Patricia Farrand.

Services: 1:00 P.M. Thursday, First Presbyterian Church. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to QUEST Preschool, Kimberling City United Methodist Church, 57 Kimberling City Center Lane, Kimberling City, Missouri, 65686.

Published Thursday, October 24, 2013

James Alan Carey, 54, passed away the evening of Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Harlingen, Texas.

There will be a visitation at 12 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at First Christian Church followed by the funeral at 1 p.m. Burial will take place at Memorial Cemetery in Columbia.

Jim was born Sept. 21, 1959, to Marjorie Maxine and Thomas J. Carey in Columbia. He graduated from Hickman High School in June 1978.

Jim was a warm and loving individual who enjoyed family and friends. He enjoyed barbecuing, preparing smoked meats and participating in chili cook-offs.

During his life, he enjoyed outdoor activities, such as fishing, riding dirt bikes, golf and baseball. He played on the Columbia Stags for several years and on softball teams in the years following.

Jim was never blessed with his own children, but he loved all of his nieces and nephews as his own.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Chris Carey of Santa Rosa, Texas; brother Ronald Carey of Sabillasville, Md.; sister and brother-in-law Julie and John Hickey of Columbia; brother and sister-in-law Dennis and Dian Carey of Mexico, Mo.; and sister, Pamela Duesenberg of Chesterfield. He also is survived by eight nieces; six nephews; and his loving four-legged partner, Brittney.

He was preceded in death by both parents; and a nephew, Gregory Carey.

Online condolences may left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published by Floral Haven, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Obituary for Loyal G. Borman
Dear Friends –
With heavy hearts, The Borman Family regrets to inform you of the passing of Loyal George Borman on October 15, 2013. Loyal may have lost his battle with cancer, but we all rejoice that he is fully healed and in the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Loyal was 71 years old. Loyal was a wise and caring husband and father. He was beloved by his wife of 48 years, Ilene, and his 6 children, Dan, Mike (deceased), Steve, Jennifer, Lisa, and Andrea. Loyal was a brilliant CPA who gave of his time, talents, and resources to those he knew. He served and obeyed God throughout his life, setting a tremendous example to all around him. His legacy of giving will stretch for generations and echo in eternity. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Loyal Borman’s life may best be summed up by missionary Jim Eliot: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose”.
If you are able, please join us in celebrating Loyal’s life and legacy: Floral Haven Funeral Home
6500 South 129th East Avenue Broken Arrow, OK 74012 Saturday, October 19
9 AM – Viewing
10 AM – Memorial Service
11 AM – Gravesite
Noon – Meal Served
NOTE: To make appropriate arrangements for the meal following the service, please let us know if you plan on attending the ceremony.
If you would like to send a note of encouragement to the family or share a memorable story of Loyal, we would be honored to hear from you.
Prior to Loyal’s death, in lieu of flowers, he suggested two alternatives that you might consider donating to:
Michael D Borman Memorial Scholarship
To contribute via check , please mail to:
Oral Roberts University
Attn: James Ginther
7777 South Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74171
On the check (memo line), please write: Michael D. Borman Memorial Scholarship Fund
To contribute online:
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Published Sunday, October 20, 2013

Robert "Bob" Joseph Twenter, 75, of Columbia passed away the morning of Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.

The funeral service will be held at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, and the funeral service will commence at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Burial will immediately follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Bob was born on Feb. 27, 1938, in Columbia to Alphonse Anthony Twenter and Mary Ann Beck. He was first married to Judith Gale Turner for 18 years and was then remarried to Billie Crane. He was then partners with Jennie Harris until his passing.

Bob was a family man who loved golf, his new pick-up truck and his 57' Chevy. A lifelong resident of Columbia, he was a glazer his entire life and always loved spending time with the friends he cut glass with every day. He was loved very much and will be missed by all who knew him.

Bob is survived by his son, Robert Mark and wife Debra Twenter of Columbia; his brother, Richard Allen of Columbia; two grandchildren, Rachael Renee of Lincoln, Neb., and Ryan Earl Cook of Columbia; four great-grandchildren, Brittany Michelle Martin, Hadley Renee, Cara Ann Cook and Robert Earl Cook; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Scott; parents, Alphonse and Mary Twenter; and two siblings, Charles Henry and Jerry Ale.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be left to the American Cancer Society and Columbia Manor.

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

Published Wednesday, October 23, 2013

James "Jim" B. Jones, 68, of Mapleton, Ill., passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, after a lengthy battle with esophageal cancer.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria, Ill. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery.

Jim was born July 11, 1945, in Mexico, Mo., to Richard and Maxine Jones, both of whom preceded him in death.

He graduated in 1963 as a Hickman High School Kewpie. Jim married Trish Borgman in 1964. After attempting several colleges, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1966. After his son was born in 1970, he received an honorable discharge and went back to college, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1972.

In 1972, Jim started work as a management trainee for State Farm Insurance Cos., in Columbia before moving to Bloomington, Ill. He then became an agent for a short time before settling in with a third-party agency in Wichita, Kan. After 10 years, Jim accepted a position with Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Peoria, Ill., where he served for 25 years, retiring in 2009 as assistant vice president. It was at Illinois Mutual that Jim met and later married Diane Kehl on Oct. 1, 1988.

Jim is survived by his wife of 25 years, Diane; his children, Philip (Angela) and Angela (Erik), both of Lee's Summit, and Jessica and Jennifer, both of Mapleton, Ill. He also is survived by his grandsons, Noah, Ian and Emery; and one granddaughter on the way. Jim is survived by his sister, Connie (Ron) Anderson of Beaverton, Ore.

Jim was a very active person who enjoyed all sports, particularly golf and bowling, and was a longtime Cubs fan. He felt that being a Cubs fan meant that you exude a tremendous amount of patience and a great sense of humor.

When someone would ask me how I was feeling, I would usually say, "Well, I feel a lot more like I do now than I did when I got here." If that brought a confused look to their face, I would continue with, "Now, wait, I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I don't think you realize that what you heard is not what I meant." Those were my Dad's favorite lines right up to his passing in 2010 at the age of 93. His persistent refusal to give up on his positive attitude and humor meant so much to me. Over the past year and a half, I learned to cope and deal with my own illness through the power of prayer, the power of family and friends, and, yes the power of maintaining a positive attitude and sense of humor. Easy? Of course not. But it helped me tremendously, right up to the end. Would I have done things differently in my life if I had known this was coming? Sure, we all have some regrets, but get over it. I elected to dwell on the positives and so many things that I did right. And NOBODY can say that I ever lost my sense of humor, which in my opinion, is so important to the human spirit. Stay positive, stay close to family and friends, keep that sense of humor, or at least get one, and enjoy the day … every day. May the rode rise to meet you; may the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. SYOTOS

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Illinois Cancer Care Research or OSF Hospice.

Published Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Michael Joseph Onofrio, 58, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at his home.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Memorial Funeral Home with a memorial service immediately following at 7 p.m.

Mike was born on May 22, 1955, in Mesa, Ariz. He was a longtime resident of Columbia and a 1973 graduate of Hickman High School. He attended SIU and subsequently graduated from the University of Missouri. He loved all sports, especially football, in which he participated at both Hickman and SIU. Mike loved nature and had a passion for gardening, landscaping and all outdoor activities. He married his college sweetheart, Barb Miller, and they enjoyed life together for 33 years. Mike treasured his relationship with their son, Alex. Mike was loved by so many people who appreciated his spirit and giving nature. He had a unique quality of making family, friends and acquaintances feel special.

Survivors include his wife, Barb; son Alex and family; sister MaryAnne; brothers John, Ed, Lou and Tom and their families; father- and mother-in-law Owen and Betty Miller; and sister- and brother-in-law Nancy Miller Sewell and Keith Miller and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Al and Joan Onofrio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Columbia Community Garden Coalition at http://comogardens.org/.

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

Published Thursday, October 24, 2013

Jerry Allen Rogers, 52, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Research Medical Center after a sudden illness of cancer.

A visitation was provided for friends in the Kansas City area from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Holmeswood Baptist Church, 9700 Holmes Road in Kansas City. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the family plot at Yeakley Chapel Cemetery, west of Springfield, on Highway 266 (Old Route 66).


He was born on July 11, 1961, in Springfield, the son of Joseph Allen and Velma Juanita Spencer.

He lived and went to the first two years of school at Miller's Central Elementary in Miller. After the death of his father, his mother remarried, and they made their new home in Columbia, where he went to school and graduated from Hickman High School with the Class of 1980. He then attended MIT in Kansas City and earned a bachelor's degree and worked at different times for Sprint, IBM and Embarq as a software engineer.

He is survived by his sisters, Lenyce Rogers of Springfield and Patricia of Fort Worth, Texas; brother Art (Bud) Rogers of Miller; several cousins; two nieces; two great-nieces; and one great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; grandparents; aunts and uncles; and one nephew. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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

Published Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2:00 am

Malcolm "Minnie" S. Odor, 89, of Columbia died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Boone Hospital.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Olivet Christian Church, with the Rev. Joseph Blosser officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the same day at the church.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1923, at her grandparent's farm, Midland Meadows, in Johnson County, the daughter of Clarence Wesley Sheppard and Helen Schofield (Redford) Sheppard.

She was married on Dec. 1, 1944, to Carlyle Kurtz (C.K.) Odor Jr. at the First Christian Church in Columbia.

She graduated from Hickman High School in 1941. Malcolm went on to the University of Missouri and graduated with a degree in home economics. During her college years she was active in the Pi Phi Sorority. In the 1950s she returned to MU and earned a master's degree in family life.

Malcolm began her teaching career in 1958 at Stephens College Preschool. Through Stephens she went on to earn her early childhood certification. She taught at Stephens for 34 years, retiring as a full professor. She taught early childhood education classes. One of the most popular was "Creative Activities." In the class, college students learned how to make hands-on projects for preschool age children. The last eight years of her career at Stephens, she worked with the University Without Walls program. She supervised numerous student teachers who obtained their degrees through Stephens College; some of them had been her former preschool students.

She was a member of Olivet Christian Church and a former member of First Christian Church, both in Columbia. Malcolm was a 50-year member and past president of Chapter GK, P.E.O. She was a founding member of the Columbia Kings Daughters. She was also a DAR. She loved to sew, read, cook, play bridge and visit her grandchildren.

She is survived by four of her five children, Christina C. Wilde and husband Walt of Pensacola, Fla., Cynthia M. Blosser and husband John of Jefferson City, Clark W. Odor and wife Debbie of Germantown, Tenn., and Catherine S. Stevenson and husband Robb of Steamboat Springs, Colo. She was a loving grandmother to 15 grandchildren and great-grandmother to 10 great-grandchildren, with number 11 on the way.

She was preceded in death by her son, Cliff R. Odor, on Feb. 4, 2009, and her three siblings, Bill Bob Sheppard, Nancy Potterfield and Helen Stephenson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Stephens College Children's School or Olivet Christian Church.

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

Published Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mary Elizabeth Green Logan, 45, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at University Hospital.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Grace Bible Church, 601 Blue Ridge Road in Columbia. An informal visitation will follow.

Beth, as she was known to her family and school friends, was born April 2, 1968, in Quincy, Ill., to Dr. James D. and Mary Lou Green.

She graduated from Hickman High School in 1986. She completed an associate degree at Stephens College.

She loved working as a hairstylist at Hair Design 1000 and attending the Hickman Kewpie basketball games, where her son, Cray, played and now coaches the team. She also enjoyed taking her beloved dog, King, to the dog park. Many of her closest friends were those whom she met and bonded with through the mutual love of their pets.

Survivors include her parents, Jim and Mary Lou Green of Hartsburg; a son, Cray Logan of Columbia; three sisters: Julie O'Reilly-Chapman of Ashland, Jennifer Sanders of Columbia and Jan Imlay (Dr. Glen Imlay) of Huntington, W.Va.; a brother, Jeffrey Green of Tempe, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, Tom Sanders of Columbia; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Beth was preceded in death by a son, James E. Hickem III.

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

Published by FRENCH Funerals - Cremations (Lomas) of Albuquerque NM

CULPEPPER, MABEL CLAIRE

Went home to be with the Lord October 24, 2013.

She was the daughter of John Raymond Bondurant and Mabel Hardy Bondurant and was born in St. Louis, MO on June 20, 1936. She grew up in Columbia, Missouri, surrounded by farmland, Missouri University and two women’s colleges. Her youthful interests included horseback riding, Girl Scouts, and deep love of her church and of drawing and painting. Later she earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Christian College and a BS in Elementary Education from Missouri University where she was a member of Delta Gamma and Mortar Board.

She met her future husband, Jim Culpepper at the First Baptist Church and they were married there on Christmas Eve, 1957. The couple spent three years stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army and enjoyed many trips and international exchanges. 1961 found Mabel and Jim in Columbia in graduate school where she earned a M Ed. in Art Education. Jim also earned a Masters Degree in Businesss and Public Administration. They made moves to St. Louis, Missouri; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Rockville, Maryland and Damascus, Maryland. During those years the family increased to include three children, Julie, Jeff and John.

Mabel’s life revolved around family and volunteer activities including Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, church and school activities, and American Field Service including hosting a student from Brazil for a year. The family became active tent campers traveling up and down the east coast and into Nova Scotia. While in Maryland, Mabel developed her ever present interest in art work while sharing studio space in Frederick and taking numerous art and art history courses at Montgomery College.

In 1988 Jim was transferred to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to serve as the Deputy Manager of the DOE office. This was a perfect fit for Mabel and her art! During more than 25 years in Albuquerque she had the opportunity to serve as the President of the New Mexico Watercolor Society, President of the Yucca Branch of the National League of American Penwomen, docent at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, and longtime member of the Amapola Coop Gallery. In addition to winning many awards with the New Mexico Watercolor Society, she was selected as a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society in a 2001 ceremony in California. Her work is in many private collections.

Mabel and Jim have been longtime members of Hope Evangelical Free Church in Albuquerque. Mabel especially enjoyed singing in the choir for many years, serving as a co-chair of the Care Committee with Jim, and bible studies with a number of women’s study groups. The Culpeppers renewed their wedding vows at Hope after 50 years of marriage with their three children and six grandchildren taking part. It was a happy time and the Lord was glorified and praised.

Mabel’s great joy during her senior years were her children and participating in the lives of her grandchildren. She leaves husband, Jim; daughter, Julie Roberson and husband, Kevin of Albuquerque; son, John William Culpepper of Albuquerque and son, James Jeffrey Culpepper and wife, Susan of Morgantown, West Virginia. She also leaves six grandchildren and one great grandson: Mrs. Caitlin Lee Schreiner and husband, J.P. and great grandson, Jonathon Lee Schreiner; Mrs. Audrey Blanco and husband, Dorian; Warren Roberson and Ian Roberson all of Albuquerque and Tess and Jamie Culpepper of Morgantown, West Virginia.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the NM Autism Society, P.O. Box 30955, Albuquerque, NM 87190 or the charity of your choice.

A Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at FRENCH – Lomas. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 31, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at FRENCH – Lomas. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held Friday, November 1, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at Hope Evangelical Free Church, 4710 Juan Tabo NE.

Please visit our online guest book for Mabel at www.FrenchFunerals.com.

Published Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jeffrey William Dalzell, 59, of Liberty passed away on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Liberty Hospital.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Jeff's life with his family on Thursday, Oct. 31, at Liberty United Methodist Church. Visitation begins at 1 p.m., with a memorial service at 2 p.m.

Jeffrey had two younger sisters and was born on July 5, 1954, in Chicago to his parents, William Dalzell and Norah-Creina (Nickey) Dalzell, residents of Columbia.

He was married to Rhonda Parrish Dalzell for 33 loving years. They had two beautiful daughters, Kim and Katie, and a recent granddaughter, Kendall. He graduated in 1972 from Hickman High School and attended both the University of Missouri and Kansas State University, graduating with an agricultural degree. He was employed by REW Acoustical Materials as a purchasing manager for 20 years and retired in recent years. Jeff was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, motor sports racing, model airplanes, traveling and blues music and was an avid historical fiction reader. He was fortunate to travel the globe and made vacationing with his family a priority.

Jeffrey will be remembered by his loving wife, Rhonda Dalzell, and their daughters and husbands, Kimberly and Ryan Taylor and Katie and Paul Fortney. He also is survived by mother Nickey Dalzell; and sister Ann Borgmeyer, wife of Les Borgmeyer; along with the extended family of Leroy and Joan Parrish of Liberty. He was predeceased by father William Dalzell and sister Joan Savage, wife of Steve Savage.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alpha One Foundation: https://30699.thankyou4caring.org/alpha-1giving

Published Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Andre Cascier Garr, 30, departed this life on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at his home in Columbia. He was surrounded by his mother, grandfather and loving family, who cherished him so dearly.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Calvary Baptist Church in Fulton. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

He was born May 17, 1983, to Bonnie and Kenneth Garr in Columbia. He began singing at the age of 5, often accompanying his grandfather, Jack McBride, to programs and events. He was very active in various school choirs and was baptized at age 9 at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. He graduated from Hickman High School in 2001 and attended Moberly Junior College and Columbia College for a period. He loved people and working in retail, especially Dillard's Store in Columbia.

In addition to his parents and grandpa, he is survived by his sister, Adrianna Garr; and his nieces and nephew, Anaiyah, Aiyesha, Angelique, Ajayia and J'Vion, whom he doted on and helped to raise. His Garr siblings include Kenneth Jeffey West (Cindy), Kenneth Jr. (Kenyette), Kenny Red, Anthony Young and Jonathan Garr; sisters Latitia Frost, and Nichole, Preonica and Mishee Gray; and a host of nieces and nephews. He treasured his wonderful aunties and uncles and his sister in love, Maya Warren and family.

Preceding him in death was his cherished grandmother, Juanita McBride; paternal grandparents Bessie and James Garr; stepfather Thomas Cason; and paternal uncles Michael and Cascier Garr.

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

Published Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Kevin O'Dean Nichols, 39, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Nilson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the funeral home.

Kevin was born Aug. 11, 1974, in Columbia, the son of Charles A. and Sheryl Swift Nichols.

He enjoyed watching all sports, especially Mizzou football and the St. Louis Cardinals.

He also liked attending parades and listening to music, especially Elvis Presley.

Survivors include grandparents Clarence W. and Barbara Swift, and James and Charlotte Chick; five aunts, Margaret Nichols, Debra Lamberson, Susan Jolly, Sherry Johnson and Bonnie Chick; two uncles, Rickie Swift and James Franklin Chick; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father; and paternal grandparents O'Dean and Dorothy Nichols.

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

Published Sunday, November 3, 2013

Beverly Hill Mourning, 86, formerly of Columbia died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Cincinnati.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the Castellini Room.

She was wife of Marion Mourning; mother of Marion Hirseman and Megan and Paul Mourning; grandmother of Robert and Daniel Hirseman and Emma and Louisa Mourning; and daughter of the late Elmer and Bertha Hill.

More information can be found at www.neidhardminges.com.

Published Sunday, November 3, 2013

Betty J. McGee, 84, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Betty was born on Sept. 17, 1929, in Boone County to Roy and Thelma Toalson Henry, and they preceded her in death.

On Sept. 27, 1947, she married Olan McGee, and he survives. She was a member of Northwood Baptist Church.

Betty did babysitting in her home for many years. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren

Other survivors include five sons, Steve McGee of Versailles, Dan McGee of Eldon, and Duane (Jennifer), Kenneth, and Mark (Lisa) McGee, all of Columbia; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

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

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

Published Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Robert V. "Buddy" Shaw, 80, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Memorial Funeral Home with funeral services at 10 a.m. on Friday.

Buddy was born Oct. 10, 1933, to the late Roy E. and Lennie (Merkel) Shaw.

He was a 1951 graduate of Hickman High School and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Bricklayers Union Local 15 for 54 years and retired in 1995. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, American Legion and the Three Dollar Golf Club. Hunting, fishing and golf were his favorite pastimes.

Buddy married Lorene Hampton on Aug. 29, 1953, and she preceded him in passing on March 25, 2013. He also was preceded in death by four brothers, Roy, Wesley, Jack and Alfred; and son-in-law Tom Reifschneider.

He is survived by four daughters, Rita Barnes (George), Brenda Reifschneider, Susie Shaw and Kathy Shaw; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Beverly Anne Rees, 72, of Columbia passed away on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Columbia Health Care in Columbia.

The funeral will be a private graveside memorial scheduled at a later date.


She was born Jan. 26, 1941, to the late Alfred S. Rees and M. Elizabeth (Boucher) Rees of Columbia.

Beverly was a member of First Baptist Church in Columbia, and she was an active member of the Eastern Star. She received the Mariam Award from the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She attended Stephens College, where she received her associate degree and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and master's degrees in music at the University of Missouri in Columbia. She was a member of the MU Singers. She participated in many musicals plays, and she received numerous music awards. As she was studying music, she was fortunate to travel with the MU Singers to a competition in New York, where she received first place for outstanding female vocalist. She taught music at Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville and in the high school in Clearwater, Neb. For many years, she taught private voice and piano lessons. Beverly enjoyed opera music, going to movies, reading and playing cards, especially with her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by two brothers, Sam M. Rees and wife Joe Ann of Fulton, and F. Scott Rees and wife Jeanette of Ava; and a sister, Martha Jane Rees of Columbia. In addition, Beverly will be remembered by nieces Sharon Gilman and Annie Davis of Post Falls, Idaho, Rebecca Westling of Fulton, Teri Mathews of Ava and Robin Rees-Love of Kingdom City; and by nephews James. R. Rees of Post Falls, Bradley S. Rees of Kidder, Brian S. Rees of Springfield, Raymond T. Rees of Thayer and Daniel A. Rees of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; as well as by many cousins, including Dr. Janie Rees-Miller of Marietta, Ohio, and Betty Jo Chapman of Fredonia, Kan. She had many great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

She was preceded in death by a half-sister, Juanita Ball of Auburn, Calif.; a brother, Thomas B. Rees of Columbia; a brother, Bill Rees and wife Effie of Post Falls; and a sister-n-law, P. Jane Rees of Ava.

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

Published in Kansas City Star from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23, 2013

James Harvey Drake was born in Columbia, Missouri on: September 21, 1950.

In a manner so fitting for Jim, he passed away November 15, 2013 while in the steam room at his gym, meditating on the vastness of God, and all of His Glorious Creation. In stillness and quiet he stepped into the full rest and complete wholeness he so often spoke of.

Jim is survived by the love of his life and bride of 33 years Debbie Drake, son Justin Drake, daughters Katie Bobrink, Rebekkah Drake and Abbegale Drake, grandchildren Allie Richard and James Drake, sister Cindy Larson, and nieces Amy Larson, and Megan Larson.

James graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelors in Public Administration. From his early days in the Peace Corps, to his adventurous world travels, to his dynamic business life, he found pleasure and meaningful joy in the simple and the complex experiences of life. He had such deep honor and respect for each person he met along the way. One of Jim's special gifts was making every individual he encountered understand their intrinsic value and importance. It was evident to all that he lived large and loved deeply.

Jim worked for Hallmark Cards from 1980 to 2000 where he held various positions with increasing levels of influence and leadership. He ended his career with Hallmark as President of The Ensemble Company, one of Hallmark's most innovative and successful initiatives. Jim was always an innovator and entrepreneur at heart and continued to pursue that passion to the very end.

In the thesaurus of his life you would find such words as. . . Father, Husband, Poppi, Faithful, Strong, Intelligent, Wise, Passionate, Prankster, Gentleman, Respecter of all people, man after God's own heart, Humble, Caring, Compassionate, Master of Words, Listener, Unconventional, Encourager, Risk Taker, Enthusiastic, Cheerleader. Each word is accompanied with cherished stories of those who knew him best and will miss him most.

You are invited to join family and friends to celebrate this "Magical Mystery Tour" that was Jim Drake's life this Saturday, November 23rd at the Brookridge Golf and Fitness Club at 8223 W. 103rd Street in Overland Park KS. There will be a reception from 2-5 pm with a special tribute at 3 pm.

Published Sunday, November 17, 2013

Peggy Sue Pool, 65, of Centralia entered into rest Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Monroe Manor Nursing Center in Paris, Mo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral chapel. Interment will be in Centralia Cemetery.


Peggy was born Nov. 1, 1948, in Callaway County, the daughter of Elra Vencil and Betty Jean (Dudley) Sapp Sr.

On Jan. 18, 1975, she was married at First Christian Church in Centralia to Jerry Pool, and he survives.

Other survivors include four children, Donna (Michael) Peck of Centralia, Robert (and significant other Heather Cerveny) Pool of Shelbina, Devin (Sharon) Pool of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Jardon Pool of Centralia; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four siblings, Larry Sapp of Columbia, James Sapp of Belleview, Ill., Russell Sapp of Columbia and Norma Fraser of Columbia; brother-in-law Karl Jenkins of Rich Hill; and sister-in-law Ellis Pool of Neighborville, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Barbara Jenkins; and brother, Elra Sapp Jr.

Peggy was a member of First Christian Church, where she taught a Sunday school class in the children's department. She was a foster parent for 31 children, northeast area vice president of Young Farm Wives and a 4-H member and leader.

She was employed at Heritage Hall Nursing Center in Centralia as activities and social services director for several years.

The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201, or First Christian Church, 229 S. Rollins St., Centralia, Mo., 65240.

Published Sunday, May 25, 2014

Julianne Owens, 64, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice in Albany, Ore.

Interment was held at El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest, Calif.

Julie spent her childhood in Maysville and moved to Columbia in 1959 with her parents, Lee and Harold Owens.

She attended Jefferson Junior High School, Hickman High School and Stephens College in Columbia. She then attended the University of Missouri and obtained her bachelor's degree in nursing. Pursuing her nursing career, Julie worked in Columbia, Seattle, Wash., and Fredericksburg, Va., and was known for her caring attitude toward patients. Julie then became an information technology specialist for health care and worked at Samaritan Hospital in Albany, Ore., and also as a consultant for Computer Science Corp. Julie loved animals and worked as a volunteer at SafeHaven Humane Society in Albany. Julie is remembered for her welcoming love of people.

She is survived by her sister, Christine McLaren; and nephew Graham McLaren and his children, Yarrow, Coyote and Kestrel McLaren.

O'Connor Mortuary, 949-581-4300; www.oconnormortuary.com.

Published Friday, November 29, 2013

James P. "Jimmy" Dorsey, 76, of Boonville passed on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville.

Services will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 30, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service, with Masonic Services officiated by Mitch Wiensting.

Jimmy was born on Aug. 3, 1937, to Andrew T. Dorsey Sr. and Jean Allen Dorsey in Columbia. He spent most of his early life in Columbia, except for an "exciting" three years in Rocheport.

He was involved in trucking most of his life, beginning as a driver for Midwest Brewing of Columbia. In 1975, he began a 26-year association with National Carriers Inc. of Liberal, Kan., first as a driver, then as an owner-operator in 1977. Seven years later, he bought five trucks and became a small fleet owner with employees, eventually growing to 15, before downsizing and finally retiring in 2007.

Jimmy was a member of Masonic Twilight Lodge No. 114, Aleppo Grotto, Columbia Shrine, Tiger Motor Patrol, and Elks Lodge No. 594. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and University of Missouri sports.

He is survived by Patty, his wife of 40 years; and six children, Brenda Plute, Beverly McCulloch and Debbie Efting, all of Springfield, Steve Wright (Tammy) of Odessa, Jay Dorsey (Rebecca) of Blue Springs and Randy Polson (Angie) of Iconium. He also leaves 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Kitty Dorsey Gordon; two sons, Jim Dorsey Jr. and Rusty Polson; and two grandchildren, Josh Dorsey and Cheyene Davidson.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Cancer Research Center of Columbia, Shriner's Children's Hospital or an organization of your choice.

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


Published Sunday, December 1, 2013

James Russell "Russ" Coates, 91, of Columbia passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.

Private services were held.

Russ was born on Oct. 30, 1922, to the late George and Ethel Coats of rural Boone County.

His only sibling, Margaret Coats Shelton, is also deceased.

Russ married Sue Stringer in 1950.

In 1943, Russ graduated from Hickman High School and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving until the end of World War II in 1945, spending time primarily overseas in the South Pacific.

He attended the University of Missouri following his discharge, but was recalled to duty in 1950 during the Korean Crisis. He was honorably discharged in December 1951.

Russ was a native of Boone County until 1975 when his career and that of his wife took them to Kalamazoo, Mich., where they lived until 1990, when they moved to Scottsdale, Ariz.

They kept their Scottsdale home as their winter home, and later returned to Columbia where they acquired their primary home.

Russ served as an insurance adjuster with General Adjustment Bureau for a number of years, and later was associated locally with Citizens Savings & Loan Association and later with Kalamazoo Savings & Loan in Michigan.

Survivors include two sons, Gregory Lee Coates of San Antonio, Texas, and Jeffrey Russell Coates of Pasadena, Calif.; and a nephew, Richard Shelton of Mooresville, N.C.

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

Published Saturday, November 30, 2013

Fern Bittner, of St. Charles, Missouri, died on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the age of 78. Loving wife of Groff Bittner; beloved daughter of the late Howard and Hazel Palmer; devoted mother of Stewart (Marsha) Bittner and Rhonda Mikiska; cherished grandmother of Jane, Jonathan, Charles, Lyndsay, Jessica, Jennifer, Katie, and Samuel; treasured great-grandmother of 9. She is preceded in death by her sister Betty Spampanato.

Fern taught at then Lindenwood College as the Director of Horsemanship for 25 years, after teaching she began to work as a manager, judge, and steward of world championship horse shows, specifically Arab, Morgan, Saddlebred and all breed shows, she is a life member of the ASHA which is now the United States Equestrian Federation. Fern loved her horses and enjoyed teaching many people over the years.

Memorials may be made to American Saddlebred Horse Association, American Saddlebred Museum, Morgan Horse Association

The visitation will be held:
Date: Friday, December 6, 2013
Time: 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Location:
Baue Funeral Home, St. Charles
620 Jefferson St.
Saint Charles, MO 63301
And service will follow at 7pm.

Published Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Francis "Fritz" Mitchell Daugherty, 91, passed away at his home in Ocala, Fla., on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Woodcrest Church, 2201 W. Nifong Blvd. in Columbia, with pastor Pieter VanWaarde officiating. Internment will be at Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Fritz was born April 7, 1922, to Fountain and Virginia Daugherty; he was the youngest of four boys.

He was in the Navy during World War II and served as a machinist mate. After leaving the Navy, he met and married Anna Frances Pitney; they were married for 46 years. She preceded him in death. He married JoAnn Hatton in 1990.

Fritz was a homebuilder and developer in Columbia until retirement. He had a private pilot's license and flew to Lake of the Ozarks, where he spent hours on the water boating and skiing with family and friends. An avid golfer, he was one of the founders of the Country Club of Missouri. After retirement, he spent winters in Arizona, allowing him to play golf year-round.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; a son, Jack Daugherty; two grandchildren, Scott Daugherty and Erin Daugherty, both of Columbia; and three great-grandchildren, Braden, Drake and Anna.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Prostrate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth St., Santa Monica, Calif., 90401, or hospice.

Published Monday, December 2, 2013

Wilber Haseman, 93, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Lenoir Woods.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia with Richard Ramsey officiating. A reception will follow the services in the fellowship hall. Inurnment will be at Columbia Cemetery.

Dr. Haseman was born Feb. 16, 1920, in Columbia to Leonard and Elosia Fish Haseman, and they preceded him in death. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1941 and was married to June Million, daughter of Buell and Anna Million, on July 7, 1942, in Columbia.

He served as a field artillery officer in the 17th Airborne Division and the 26th Infantry Division in World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service in Eastern France and Luxembourg. After the war, he graduated from Harvard University with an master's degree in business administration and started his teaching career in 1947 at Syracuse University, earning his Ph.D. in economics there in 1955.

He was granted a Fulbright Fellowship to lecture in Finland and moved there with his family for the 1958-59 school year. He came to the University of Missouri in 1960 as an associate professor of accounting and taught courses in cost accounting and management accounting until his retirement in 1985.

An author of a managerial accounting textbook and numerous articles in professional accounting journals, Dr. Haseman served as director of Graduate Accounting Studies, as associate dean of the College of Business and Public Administration and as founder of the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the Institute of Management Accounts. He was also active as a volunteer for Kiwanis, the veterans hospital and Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include his wife, June of Columbia; sons Leonard (Judy) Haseman of Minneapolis, Minn., Bob (Brenda) Haseman of Helena, Mont., and Rick (Nancy) Haseman of Albuquerque N.M.; daughters Dianne (John) Rademacher of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Carol (Jim) Roller of Columbia; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jessie Johanson of Seattle.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 10 Hitt St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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

Published Sunday, December 8, 2013

Tanner Hayes McDannold, 24, of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.

A celebration of Tanner's life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Forum Boulevard Christian Church, 3900 Forum Blvd., Columbia.

He was born on June 6, 1989.

Tanner is survived by his siblings, Tyler and Ashtyn McDannold; his parents, Rick and Debra McDannold; and grandparents, Carol McDannold of Columbia, Al Daniels of Las Vegas and Boots Hubsmith of Burley, Idaho.

To view or share memories of Tanner, please visit "In Loving Memory of Tanner McDannold" on Facebook.

In lieu of flowers, please donate on Tanner's behalf to: Alternative Community Training, 2200 Burlington, Columbia, Mo., 65202, actservices.org.

Published Thursday, December 12, 2013

Lawrence Edwin "Larry" Blase, 55, of Columbia passed away unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, while working on the family farm.

Services celebrating Larry's life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at First Baptist Church, 1112 E. Broadway in Columbia, with the Rev. Carol McEntyre officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at a reception in the church's fellowship hall. Larry's place of rest will be the Vandalia Cemetery.

Larry was born in Ames, Iowa, on Nov. 27, 1958, a son of Melvin and Betty Weiser Blase.

He was a graduate of Hickman High School and from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics.

He operated, with his family, Blase Angus Farm in Columbia.

Larry was a member of the Missouri and American Angus Associations, First Baptist Church of Columbia and served on the advisory committee for nine years for the Computers on the Farm annual conference with the University of Missouri Extension program.

He also served as treasurer of his father's recent candidacy for the Columbia Board of Education.

Larry was an avid sports fan, playing tackle on the Hickman High School football team as a student.

He was an MU football and basketball fan and also a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs.

Survivors include his parents, Melvin and Betty Blase of Columbia; sister Ann Blase of Columbia; brother Louis Blase of Shelbyville, Ky.; grandmother Delpha Phillips of Vandalia; uncle John Weiser of Vandalia; and two aunts, Connie Sutton of Aurora, Ill., and Kathryn Fenton of Marysville, Wash. Also cherishing his memory are his nieces and nephew, Gabrielle, Ross and Jordan Blase of Shelbyville, Ky.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the church or charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel in Columbia.

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

Published Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2:00 am

Carolyn Smith Paschal, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Mill Vista Lodge in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

There will be a memorial service held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Memorial Funeral Home at the time of burial.

She was born on April 8, 1929, to Roger Carter Smith, a cattleman of Callaway County and Agnes Thompson of Saline County. Carolyn married Robert Hiran Paschal of Hannibal at First Baptist Church of Columbia.

Carolyn graduated from David H. Hickman High School in 1945. Upon graduating from high school, she attended Stephens College, where she was a member of a number of honorary societies. Upon graduation, she attended the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

Her husband served in the U.S. Army in the China-Burma Theater of Operations during World War II. At the completion of the war, he resumed his education in the School of Engineering at the University of Missouri, where he and Carolyn met and became close friends. After they both graduated, they were married on March 16, 1951.

After their marriage, Robert went to work as an executive with the Illinois Central Railroad Co. Later he worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad Co. and the Frisco Railroad, earning the position of vice president while living in Flossmoor, Ill. Robert had a number of assignments at different locations, and Carolyn accompanied him at each of them. Carolyn worked for a period of time as a reporter for the Fort Hayes, Kan., Tribune, making a home for Robert and their two children, Melinda and Alan.

After Robert died in 1972, Carolyn worked at Stephens College as the director of the Office of Public Information under President Seymour Smith until May 1978. Later, Carolyn served as public relations director at Vassar College of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Carolyn then developed an interest in the executive search business. After learning the business in New York City, she moved to Del Mar, Calif., where she established her own firm, Carolyn Smith Pascal International. While in the search business she filled numerous executive positions for major corporations, colleges and universities, earning an income to support herself and her children. She was a pioneer in the search field as well as one of the most successful women in the field. Carolyn also spoke at numerous seminars and received numerous rewards in her field of expertise.

Upon Carolyn's retirement, she moved to Wind Crest Retirement Community in Centennial, Colo. While residing at Wind Crest, Carolyn organized the "How To" seminars for senior citizens. She also was a co-founder of the Wind Crest Orchid Growers Club. She loved orchids and other flowers. Carolyn also enjoyed various recreational activities, including oil and watercolor painting.

Carolyn is survived by her brother, Robert C. Smith of Columbia; her two children, Melinda Selleck (husband Rob and two children, Elsa and Molly) of Greely, Colo., and Alan Paschal (wife Donna and three children, Robert, Michael and Amber) of Mechanicsville, Va.

Suggested memorial contributions may be made to Scripps Institution of Oceanography Development Office, 5500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, Calif., 92093 or Stephens College, 1200 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65201, or a charity of the donor's choice.

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

Published Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Willis C. "Mac" McCluskey died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at age 93.

A private memorial service will be officiated by the Rev. Jim Bryan. A celebration of Mac's life will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec.16, at one of his favorite places, Booche's Billiard Hall, in downtown Columbia.

He was born in Doniphan on July 15, 1920, and came with his parents to Columbia, when his father enrolled in MU School of Law.

Mac graduated from Hickman High School, where he met his future wife, Mary Lou Holliday. They were married in 1941. Mac was an art major at the MU and served in the US Navy during WW II.

Before and after WW II, Mac was a salesman. Beginning in 1956, he managed Gene Glenn's, a shoe and clothing store in downtown Columbia, a position he held for nearly 20 years.

His last job was as an outside salesman for the Sherwin Williams paint company.

At age 13, Mac was a sign maker's apprentice. For the next 80 years, he created distinctive hand-painted and inked signs, banners, and displays for local businesses, theaters, and schools. He took great pride in his work, which was always in demand.

Mac was an intelligent, optimistic, and charismatic man.

He was a devoted husband, a caring father to his daughters, and fun-loving role model for his grandsons. An accomplished snooker player, an enthusiastic motorcyclist, and a loyal friend, Mac will be missed by his family and friends, but his bright spirit lives in their hearts.

Mac is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; sister, Mary Alice Simon; daughters, Libby Oldham (Mark) and Nancy Moore (George); and grandsons, Neal Oldham (Kris) and Brendan Smith.

His sister, Margaret Shemwell; and his grandson, Nick Oldham, predeceased him.

Published Thursday, December 12, 2013

Meliny Staysa, 46, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at her home in Columbia.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at her home church, Woodcrest in Columbia. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at J.D. Lee and Sons in Rogersville with interment to follow at Pembina Cemetery.

Meliny was born on June 4, 1967, in Springfield. She is the daughter of Shirley Stockton and the late Lyle Stockton.

Upon graduating from Hickman High School in Columbia, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy from March 1986 to March 1991, where she was stationed in Hawaii.

She later received a bachelor's degree from Columbia College and a master's degree in social work from the University of Missouri. Meliny was devoted to her work as the quality control manager of social services in Jefferson City and lived to put others before herself.

She is survived by her fiance, Kelvin Potter; three children, Aaron Nichols, Jordan Nichols and Abby Staysa; as well as one grandchild, Gage Nichols; and three brothers, Scott Estes, Jeffrey Stockton and Anthony Stockton.

Words cannot describe how much she is loved and will be missed. We love you, Mom.

For those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Meliny's name, the family suggests the American Cancer Society, 1900 N. Providence Road, Suite 105, Columbia, Mo., 65202, or the Central Missouri Humane Society, 616 Big Bear Blvd., Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Published Sunday, December 15, 2013

W. Gene Armstrong, 88, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.

Memorial Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Parker Funeral Service, with the Rev. Michael Keith officiating. Internment will be in Memorial Gardens.

He was a 1943 graduate of Hickman High School and attended the University of Missouri.

On March 1, 1986, he was united in marriage with Sandra O'Guinn Snell at the Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church. She preceded him in death on May 14, 1997.

He was a member of Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church since 1932. He was a founding member of Boy Scout Troup 7 at the church and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

Gene worked as a union carpenter for various construction companies, including J.E. Hathman and B.D. Simon of Columbia and McCarthy Brothers of St. Louis. He was the superintendent on numerous buildings in Columbia including the Reynolds Alumni Center, four Mizzou parking garages and several dormitories, in addition to the CenturyLink telephone building and the original Wal-Mart on the Business Loop.

Mr. Armstrong was a 65-year member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a 61-year member of Masonic Lodge St. Bernard Number 222 and a member of Acacia Lodge No. 602. He celebrated 60 years as a Knight Templar and was a member of Rebekah Lodge No. 383, Temple Shrine No. 7 of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Israel Shrine No. 11 of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Boone Chapter No. 290 of the Eastern Star, Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He was a 68-year member of the American Legion and a 67-year member of Local 1925 Carpenters Union.

Mr. Armstrong was a founding member of the Tiger Motor Patrol and the Tiger Shrine Clowns and was a proud member of the Moolah Temple Shriners.

Gene served as a deputy sheriff for four different Boone County sheriffs.

Survivors include his sister, Mary Frances Winter of Jefferson City; two nephews, Mark Winter of Warrenton and Michael Winter and his wife, Mary, of Lohman; three great-nieces, Ketti Cullom, Lucinda Winter and Justine Winter; godson, Dean Jones of Sturgeon; and his special friend, Doris Barnhart of Columbia.

Mr. Armstrong was preceded in death by his parents, W. F. and Mabel (Griggs) Armstrong.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Hospice Advantage Angels Foundation. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ronald Wayne "Sonny" Martin, 80, of Osawatomie, Kan., unexpectedly joined his heavenly family Friday morning, Dec. 13, 2013.

The visitation will be from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow immediately in the chapel. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Sonny was born Sept. 10, 1933, to Charles Anderson Martin and Mary Eliza (Jasper) Martin in Moberly. Sonny was a 1951 graduate of Hickman High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. While in the service, he met and married the former Beverly Madonna Johnson, and together they shared two sons.

In the '60s, he served as business agent for the Columbia Area Cement Finishers Union Local 955, and for more than two decades, Sonny was a commercial carpentry contractor servicing an area from Pennsylvania to Kansas ultimately retiring and settling in Osawatomie.

Sonny's generosity of his time and energy was unparalleled. It can be said that he never met a stranger, and he left an unforgettable imprint on everyone he met. He continually told stories not only of his antics with childhood friends but of those with his many adult friends. — especially those frequenting the "Truck Stop" and the "Whistle Stop Café."

Sonny is survived by his eldest son, Charles Verdell Martin, a captain in the U.S. Army serving in the Norfolk, Va., area, and two grandsons, David and Timothy. He also is survived by two sisters, Charlene (Kenneth) Sapp of Ashland and Jackie (widow of Clayton) Gray of Harrisburg; four nieces, Merry (Greg) Turner of Ashland, Cheri Dodson, Angela Gallatin and Pam Bromegan, all of Harrisburg; and three nephews, Kenneth (Debbie) Sapp of Cherokee Village, Ark., and Andrew (Jessica) Gray and Jon Gray, all of Harrisburg.

He will be sadly missed by his 16 great- and three great-great-nieces and -nephews, whom he dearly adored.

His youngest son, David Mikel Martin, preceded him in death at the age of 15 and was continually a treasured memory to his father. In addition to his son, Sonny was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and four infant siblings (two sisters, Mildred and Debra, and two brothers, Charles and Terry).

In lieu of flowers, Sonny would request a donation to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1864, Columbia, Mo., 65205-1864.

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

Published Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Frederick Winslow Faurot III, 69, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.

Burial will be at sea off Long Beach Island, N.J.

He was born Sept. 10, 1944.

He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, served in the Marine Corps and is a graduate of the University of Missouri.

Published Saturday, December 21, 2013

Glenn L. "Steve" Stephens, 59, of Elsberry passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center.

No visitation or services are scheduled.

Steve was born March 1, 1954, in Columbia to Kenneth and Nellie Stephens.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1972 and attended Missouri State University and Columbia College. He recently retired from Ameren Missouri, where he worked as an electrician, equipment operator and master welder for 31 years. His hobbies included cars, motorcycles and custom metal fabrication.

Survivors include his parents; sister Kena McAfee; brother-in-law John D. McAfee; and his dog, Maddie.

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

Published Monday, December 23, 2013

Thomas Eugene Crane, 81, of Columbia passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center.

A celebration of Tom's life will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, at First Christian Church, Tenth and Walnut streets in Columbia. Private burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Tom was born July 22, 1932, to Vera Ballenger and Henry Merrill Crane at Boone County Hospital in Columbia.

He was a fifth-generation Boone Countian. Tom graduated from the University of Missouri in 1954 with a bachelor's degree in business. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.

Tom married Laura Jane Pace on June 29, 1958, and she survives.

Tom was a rural mail carrier with the Columbia post office for 30 years, serving with the National Rural Letter Carriers Association in several offices.

He was a member of First Christian Church, Masonic Lodge, Sons of the American Revolution, Genealogical Society of Central Missouri and Boone County Historical Society.

Among Tom's many hobbies were gardening, collecting antique marbles and dishes, candle-making, baking oatmeal cookies, fishing and raising tropical fish. He regularly attended local auctions. His favorite activities were spending time with his family and tending his flower gardens at his farm near Harrisburg.

Survivors include his wife, Laura, of Columbia; a son, Kevin M.J. Crane and wife Lesley; four grandchildren, Maxwell Thomas Crane, John Paul Crane, Daisy Crane and Eden Crane; two step-grandsons, Parker Adam and Logan Adam; and one nephew, Jonathon W. Crane.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John H. Crane.

Memorials may be sent to the Boone County Historical Society, 3801 Ponderosa Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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

Published Friday, December 27, 2013

Dr. Jack Robert Horton, 80, of Columbia passed away at home surrounded by family on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, also at Memorial Funeral Home. A private burial will follow.

Jack was born on Sept. 8, 1933, in Kansas City to O.J. and Frances Horton, who preceded him in death. He married Margaret Thomson on Feb. 18, 1989, and she survives in Columbia.

He was a 1951 graduate of Hickman High School and a 1957 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine. He served as a captain in the United States Air Force Veterinary Corps and returned to Columbia in 1960 to establish Horton Animal Hospital. "The Gentle Doctor" retired on Jan. 1, 1999, after 39 years in practice.

He was a member of the American and Missouri Veterinary Association, where he served as chairman of the Legislative Committee for many years. He also was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and Building Association, past president of the Veterinary Medical Foundation, trustee for the Missouri State 4-H Foundation, charter member of the Hickman FFA and a board member for both the Missouri Symphony Society and Daniel Boone Little League.

Survivors also include daughter Anne (Allan) Tallmage of Columbia; son Jim (Tracey) of Columbia; stepson Michael (Linda) Thomson of St. Louis; stepdaughter Kathy (Marc) Chechik of St. Louis; and stepson Jeffrey (Cheryl) Thomson of Columbia. Sister Earlene (Jerry) Holman of Abilene, Texas, also survives. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Columbia FFA Trust or the Missouri 4-H Foundation.

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

Published Monday, December 30, 2013

Emily Marie Fitzhugh, 39, of Ashland passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at University Hospital.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Robinson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Woodcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Emily was born Nov. 7, 1974, in Boone County, the daughter of Wayne and Gail Marriott Overbeck. She married Jeff Fitzhugh on Feb. 13, 2008, in Fayette. She graduated from Hickman High School in 1994. Emily worked for Advantage Sales Marketing in Columbia as a demonstrator.

Survivors include her husbandl Jeff Fitzhugh of Ashland; her son, Deven Overbeck of Ashland; her parents, Wayne and Gail Overbeck of Columbia; one sister. Erika Brady and husband Josh of Columbia; a nephew Jace Brady of Columbia; her mother-in-law, Twila Gilpin of Ashland.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, George and Hazel Marriott; and a brother-in-law, Matt Fitzhugh.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Deven Overbeck Education Fund in care of the family.

Published Monday, December 30, 2013

Gracehelen Gentry, 76, of Columbia went to heaven after courageously battling Alzheimer's on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, peacefully at her home.

The visitation is from 1 until 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow immediately in the chapel. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Gracehelen was born April 13, 1937, to the late Carl Diltz and Helen Lane in Boone County.

Gracehelen married Harold Gentry on April 17, 1953, in North Kansas City, and they shared 60 wonderful years together.

She was a member of Nianger Chapter of D.A.R. She was a past president of Lady Elks Lodge 2705 of Gravois Mill.

She spent her professional career working for Dr. Windmiller for 17 years.

The last thing to leave Gracehelen was her smile.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Gentry; two sons, Steven Gentry of Danapoint, Calif., and Ronald Gentry of Columbia; a grandson of Las Vegas; a brother, Robert Diltz (Joyce) of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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

Published Thursday, January 2, 2014

Donald Gene Whitesides, 82, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at his home.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born April 13, 1931, in Columbia to Glenn and Lena Schmidt Whitesides.

In June 1950, he married LaVerne Rhoades and had two children, Deborah (Roger) Sheldon of Nebraska City, Neb., and Dennis (Prannie) Whitesides of Columbia.

Don lived his entire life in Boone County and worked with his father at Whitesides Market until 1968. He also worked as a carpenter and at Sorrels Auto Parts, and he later retired from the University of Missouri.

He loved the outdoors and fishing, and he planted a large garden every year. His wife, LaVerne, passed away in January 1998, and he later married Rosanna Perkins and had 14 wonderful years with her. She preceded him in death in August 2012. He also was preceded in death by a brother and his parents.

Also surviving are two stepchildren, Jackie Jenssen of Millersburg and Jay Perkins of St. Louis; four sisters, Dorothy (Walter) Sorrels, Brenda Kay Matney, both of Columbia, Jackie Pierce of Centralia and Gwen (Bill) Turner of Moberly; two brothers, Kenneth Whitesides and Larry (Connie) Whitesides, both of Columbia; two grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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

Published Thursday, January 2, 2014

Carl L. "Bones" Sapp, 56, of Columbia passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

A Celebration of Life will be Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed immediately by the service at 1 p.m.

Carl was born Jan. 6, 1957, in Boone County, the son of Juno E. Sapp and Ilene M. Sapp.

He worked in masonry for more than 40 years. He married Kathy Walker on July 1, 1989. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy; his beloved pets, Jesse, Mya, Annie and KC; his mother, Ilene; and one sister, Cindy Sapp and partner Kim Sapp.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

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

   





          













































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