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Kewpie Deaths - 2015
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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
Alice Coleman (Medley) Mitchell, Class of 1961, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City.

Jacqueline “Jackie” Lynn (Cooper) Campbell, Class of 1986, passed away Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, at University Hospital in Columbia.

David Randall Stone, Class of 1979, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 in Galveston, Texas.

Dorothy Dean Humfeld Weir, Class of 1939, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at her home in Las Vegas.

Dallas Bradley Gilmore, Class of 1953, passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at his home in Columbia.

Steve Allen Estes, Class of 1975, passed away Dec. 16, 2015, at University Hospital in Columbia.

Marilyn Jean Kimball Glauser, Class of 1968, passed away Sunday December 13, 2015 at her home in Columbia.

Ron “Andy” Anderton, Class of 1958, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, at Mennonite Friendship Communities, South Hutchinson, Kansas.

Dennis Maynard McGreer, Class of 1963, died at home in Bloomington, Indiana on December 9, 2015.

Mark E. King, Class of 1970, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in Washington, Missouri.

Juanita Fern Grindstaff Bishop, Class of 1949, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at the home of her niece, Patty Crane.

Joyce J. Mitchell Mason, Class of 1971, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at Landmark Hospital in Columbia.

Marlin Tyrone Logan, Class of 1985, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at University Hospital.

Darrell W. Estes, Class of 1967, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.

William Ledbetter "Bill" Orr, Class of 1959, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 in Columbia.

Keith “Dirt Leg” Logan, Class of 1981, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at University Hospital.

Ilene Bangert Ford, Class of 1939, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.

Robert Slater "Tater" Valentine, Class of 1948, passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at Columbia Health Care.

Loretta Louise Morris Shettlesworth, Class of 1971, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.

Beverly Jean Miller Palmer, Class of 1961, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Mary NistenDirk Dysart, Class of 1947, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at her home in Overland Park, Kansas.

William “Bill” Charles Butzin, Class of 1961, passed away, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 at his home in Centralia, Missouri.

Michael Cameron Niles, Class of 2005, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 in Columbia.

John Howard Jackson, Class of 1950, died November 7, 2015, at the Glacier Hills Senior Living Community in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Janice L. Driskill Lischer, Class of 1967, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.

Shawna Lea Kisling, Class of 1987, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

James Loren Crosswhite, Class of 1947, passed away Monday, October 26, 2015 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, Missouri.

Susan Elizabeth Mowrer Anderson, Class of 1970, passed away on October 24, 2015 at Kansas City Hospice.

Glen A. Strothmann, Class of 1974, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center.

Mary Mildred West Forbes, Class of 1939, passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 in Columbia.

Toot Wren, Class of 1946, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Columbia.

Kim Beasley, Class of 1988, passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at her home in Columbia.

Stephen Lee See, Class of 1970, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at Parkside Manor in Columbia.

William George Tuttle, Class of 1972, passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.

Edward Nowell Gibbs, Class of 1943, passed Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.

Jesse Todd, Class of 1940, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo.

Darron Ray Crum, Class of 1979, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at his home in Columbia.

Kathy Martz Frech, Class of 1984, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at her home in Columbia.

Daniel E. Sleper, Class of 1989, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Carolyne Sue McIlvain Culotti, Class of 1963, died Sunday, September 6, 2015 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Gary L. Warren Sr., Class of 1967, passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Robert L. Sapp, Class of 1953, passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at his home in Columbia.

Russell N. Semon, Class of 1943, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at his home in Rocheport.

Jane Faurot Hazell, Class of 1951, passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at her home in Columbia.

Sylvia Guffin Noel, Class of 1953, passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at her home in Columbia.

Curtis W, “Curt” Brown, Class of 1953, passed away on Wednesday, August 19 at his home in Springfield.

Charles W. “Bill” Sontag, Class of 1955, passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2015.

Irvin F. “Butch” Whittler, Class of 1971, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at Boone Hospital.

Sandy K. Morton Finch, Class of 1968, passed away Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at her home in Florissant, Missouri.

Gordon Lee Dietz, Class of 1961, passed away Thursday August 6, 2015 in Camarillo, California.

Ray William Tanner, Class of 1958, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.

Carolyn L. (Wilkerson-Lathrop) Webster, Class of 1956, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.

Kecia Marie Williams-Dudley, Class of 1983, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at University Hospitals and Clinic.

Ben W. Alexander, Class of 1954, passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Lenoir in Columbia.

Richard Payton Allen, Class of 1957 passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Mount Vernon, Wash.

Henry A. Doenges, Class of 1963, passed away July 22, 2015, at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas.

Evan Leonard Jones, Class of 1998, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015.

Donald E. Sutton, Class of 1946, passed away July 20, 2015 in Sunnyvale, California.

Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Archuleta, Class of 1966, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015, in Columbia.

Betty Craig Johnson, Class of 1945, died Sunday, July 5, 2015 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Carol E. Hannibal-Billingsley, Class of 1971, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Southampton Place.

Wendell Thomas Long, Class of 1973, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.

Brian Griffin, Class of 1990 passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at his home in Columbia.

William “Bill” Selby, Class of 1952, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015.

William “Jack” Tekotte, Class of 1941, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

Melvin “Mel” Chandler, Class of 1954, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015.

Donna Palmer Dunham, Class of 1955, passed away June 19, 2015, at Royal Springs Healthcare in Las Vegas.

Ted Cameron Snodgrass, Class of 1968, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, at his residence in Anderson, Missouri.

James F. Sanders, Class of 2006, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015, in Columbia.

Carrol T. Weaver, Class of 1947, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at KU Medical Center.

Joseph Nelson Bell, Class of 1945, passed away the morning of Saturday, May 30, 2015, at The Bluffs in Columbia.

Bruce Alan Homan, Class of 1973, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Vera G. Bennett Smith, Class of 1937, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Columbia.

Douglas Hedderich, Class of 1968, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015.

Alva N. Caruthers Jr., Class of 1948, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at his home in Columbia.

William E. "Bill" Schaefer, Class of 1945, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 in Sacramento, CA.

Joseph “Joey” D. Williams II, Class of 2011, passed away May 14, 2015, at his home in Columbia.

Robert A. Murphy, Class of 1948, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Harry S. Truman Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia.

Ira Davis, Class of 1970, died peacefully Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at St. Louis University Hospital.

Larry Andrews, Class of 1958, died Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Robert Thurston Level, Class of 1941, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015, at his home in Columbia.

Elizabeth Ann English Orthwein, Class of 1951, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Mary Helen Ballew Yoest, Class of 1941, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at The Bluffs.

Jennifer Absheer Varelans, Class of 1978, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015.

Jefferson Nagel, Class of 1971, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

LaTamara Shonique Hammers, Class of 2010, Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Andrea Lynne Turner, Class of 2000, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015,

Lee “LeeWee” Marrs, Class of 1983, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at The Laurels in Hudsonville, Michigan.

Angela “Angi” Daniels Weithman, Class of 1971, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at her home in Columbia.

Thomas B. Howard, Class of 1957, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, at his home in Columbia.

Michael G. Harmon, Class of 1969, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, in St. Louis.

Allene A. Smith Johnson, Class of 1936, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Columbia Health Care.

Ronald Kent Rosson, Class of 1974, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Jennifer Lynn Herborn, Class of 1986, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 19, 2015.

Allean Lemmon Hale, Class of 1931, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Lenoir Woods Senior Living in Columbia.

Bryan William Johnson, Class of 1989, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.

Robert “Bob” Stuart Oliphant, Class of 1941, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, at his home in Columbia.

Doug Ballard, Class of 1971, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Columbia.

Mary Lee Proctor See, Class of 1938, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Leawood, Kansas.

James W. Smith, Class of 1973, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at home in Columbia.

Tracy Ray Castleman, Class of 1980, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Mary Mildred Crawford Hourigan, Class of 1932, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Neighborhoods in Columbia.

Jerry L. Knigge, Class of 1953, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, in Columbia.

Marcelle “Marcy” Atkins Myers, Class of 1962, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.

Lloyd F. Yoest, Class of 1941, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center.

Matthew Charles Moreau, Class of 2016, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Columbia.

Emily Gibbs McCaslin, Class of 1942, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at The Neighborhoods in Columbia.

Paul "Tom" Rutledge, Class of 1951, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Canton, Ohio.

Allen Dale Hoefelman, Class of 1962, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at his home in Clark.

Darlene Lucille (Bink) Driskill, Class of 1954, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015.

Paul Weldon Roemer, Class of 1946, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Columbia.

Louise Loyd Rhodes Dysart, Class of 1946, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.

Barbara Rae Barkwell Long, Class of 1962, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Columbia.

Cindy “Sam” Samuels, Class of 1975, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015.

Judd McIlvain, Class of 1960, passed away at his home in Woodland Hills, California, March 9, 2015.

Darrell Toalson, Class of 1970, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015.

Nancy Ellen Burnett, Class of 1966, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015, at her home in Columbia.

Larry Berkley, Class of 1969, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015.

Cindy L. Dingus Christenson, Class of 1971 passed away Friday, March 6, 2015 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska.

Robert “Big Rob” Eric Lewis Jr., Class of 2009, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at his home in Columbia.

Everett “Henry” Perkins, Class of 1964, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.

Gale Lynne (Mantle) Merideth-Seip, Class of 1972, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

Anne Gaughan St. Cyr, Class of 1973, passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.

Robert “Bob” Harold Riley, Class of 1966, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

C.W. “Charlie” Hummel, Class of 1945, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at University Hospital.

Irene Caruthers Rimmer, Class of 1938, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Mexico, Missouri.

Viola Mae Woolery Ruttan-Robinson, Class of 1943, passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center.

Dorothea Ann Drane Dowler, Class of 1953, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.

Edward “Wayne” Calvin, Class of 1964, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at his home in Columbia

William R. “Rocky” Cagle II, Class of 1991, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at his home in Columbia.

Lowell Ray Crane, Class of 1957, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.

William C. “Pete” Roberts, Class of 1970, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.

Karl Alan Schweikert, Class of 1976, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Kansas City.

Daniel Weber Miller, Class of 1943, died February 1, 2015 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Robert Martin, Class of 1960, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

Jack D. Gilmore, Class of 1947, passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Columbia.

Johnnie Lee Wayland, Class of 1941, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

Donald C. Proctor, Class of 1942, passed away January 15, 2015, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Missouri.

Howard Eugene Smith, Class of 1956, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.

Michael Francis Eng, Class of 1965, passed away at his home in Columbia on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.

James Ray Coats, Class of 1969, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at his home in Houston, Texas.

George Earl Gibson, Class of 1946, died on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Bonnie Sue Cook Staats, Class of 1953, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at The Bluffs in Columbia.

Kenneth R. Mountjoy, Class of 1943, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at his home in Columbia.































Published Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Kenneth R. Mountjoy, 90, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at his home in Columbia. During this time he kept his wit and pleasant personality. He will be missed by all his family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7 from 5-7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will follow at New Salem Cemetery in Ashland.

Kenneth was born Jan. 13, 1924, in Ashland to Claudis Ralph Mountjoy and Stella M. Hinshaw Mountjoy. He attended school in Ashland until his junior year of high school and attended his senior year at Hickman High School, graduating in the class of 1943.

After graduation he joined the U.S. Navy and retired Nov. 1, 1967, with 20 years of service.

His early years of service were sea duty. In 1951, he was ordered to Paris, France, to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe when General Dwight D. Eisenhower was Supreme Allied Commanding Officer. He returned to the States in 1952 and was stationed at the Pentagon to Chief of Naval Operations OP-33, which was the hub of the organization.

His single days ended Aug. 7, 1954, when he married Dorothy (Onusko) Mountjoy in Perryopolis, Pa., at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.

In 1956, he received orders to Paris and was assigned to Military Assistance Program Mission, or MAGG. In 1959, he received orders to the Naval Air station in Kingsville. In 1963, he was ordered to Saigon, Vietnam. In 1964, he was ordered to Atsugi, Japan, Fleet Composite Squadron Five. In 1966, he returned to the Pentagon once again in the Office of Naval Intelligence, until his retirement in 1967. He served in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam.

After retiring from the Navy, Kenneth worked for Shelter Insurance Company for 18 years and retired in 1986.

He kept busy with Veterans Affairs and was very active in VFW Post 280 serving as Quartermaster, bingo worker and Chairman for a number of years. He also volunteered at Harry S Truman VA Hospital. He was a member of VFW Post 280, Life member of the Military Order of the Cooties — a fun organization under VFW serving veterans in beds of white — American Legion Post 202 in Columbia, Fleet Reserve Association, and TREA (The Enlisted Association).

Ken is survived by his wife of

60 years, Dorothy; son Larry (Norma Lea) and two step-grandchilden, MSGT (Ret) USMC Kenneth Voorhies (Evelyn) and Bobby Voorheis (Stephanie); three sisters, Sue Downey and Martha Nan Sapp of Ashland and Eddie LaVern McKim of Jefferson City; one brother, Joe Mountjoy of Columbia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was preceded in death by an infant daughter; his parents; and three sisters, Mary Francis Lewis, Jane Richardson and Dorothy Nichols.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Sacred Heart Church, The Columbia Humane Society or charity of your choice. Tributes can be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bonnie Sue Cook Staats, age 79, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at The Bluffs.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born on April 7, 1935, in Rocheport.

Bonnie married Wallace Staats on May 14, 1955; he preceded her in death on May 14, 2000. Bonnie was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed tending to her garden and spending quality time with her family.

Survivors include her three sons, John (Kris), Joe (Michelle) and Jeffrey; four grandchildren, Amber, Cole, Caitlin and Tyler; and three great-grandchildren, Landon, Logan and Lucas.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Published Friday, January 9, 2015

George Earl Gibson, 86, died on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Boone Hospital in Columbia with his family by his side.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Graveside services will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born July 22, 1928, in Boone County to Aubrey and Anna Rebecca (McCown) Gibson.

He was a 1946 graduate of Hickman High School. He was a member of the Kewpie football team for three years. In June 1946, he joined the U.S. Marines. He was honorably discharged in January 1949. He attended the University of Missouri. He was employed by American Optical and the city of Ashland. He loved hunting and fishing.

He is survived by a first cousin, Celeste Davidson (Jack) of California; first cousin Larry McCown (Dee) of Rifle, Colo.; cousins Karen Loyd-Minear (Bobby), Will and Sam Minear all of Edina, Norma Loyd of Ashland, Charlene Loyd of Jefferson City; and many more cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Virgil Vestal.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Southern Boone County Public Library, 109 N. Main St., Ashland, Mo., 65010.

Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015

James Ray Coats, 63, of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at his home in Houston, Texas.

Memorial and services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Bonnie officiating.

Mr. Coats was born Jan. 31, 1951, in Columbia to Mae Emalyne and Marion Aubrey Coats.

He married Luz Caval on Oct. 14, 1989, in Buena Park, Calif., and she survives.

He attended Mizzou but was drafted for the Vietnam War. After returning from tour, Jim worked as a cattle herdsman until continuing his education at Linn Tech. He later worked for Shell Oil Co. until he became a private contractor. During his career and life, Jim gained many friendships and loyalties with his love of stories and hearty laughter.

Survivors also include one son, Johannes Lonaker; two daughters, Kimberly Coats (a Texas A&M graduate) and Atalie Coats, of Houston; two brothers, Jerry Coats and John Coats; and one sister, Bonnie Martin, all of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Thompson.

Memorials are suggested to Bethel Baptist Church, 201 E. Old Plank Road, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Published Friday, January 16, 2015

Michael Francis Eng passed away at his home in Columbia on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. He was 67, and evidently he was needed on the other side to liven things up a bit.

Per Mike and his family’s wishes, there will be no service. Rather, Mike’s family and friends will celebrate his too-short but well-lived life at a date to be determined in the near future. Mike asks that you stop by and retell the stories that he can no longer tell.

Born May 6, 1947, in Carroll, Iowa, Mike spent a fair portion of his childhood getting into mischief with the help of his brother, cousins and childhood friends “the Mork boys.” When his mother became the director of nurses of the University of Missouri Medical Center in 1960, Mike moved to Columbia and began the eighth grade at Jefferson Jr. High School, where he managed to find entirely new forms of mischief, until his graduation from Hickman High School in 1965. Mike attended the University of Missouri and was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, and he served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1966-1972.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he was a spiritual leader, manager and star pitcher of the Stein Club softball team on the City League circuit. Mike led this merry band of talented misfits in regular and heated match-ups against their classic rivals: the Harpo’s “Biters” and Otterville All Stars.

In the early 1970s, he and a business partner purchased the Gladstone, a popular local road house, which they ran successfully for many years. After retiring from insurance and real estate sales, Mike grew fond of trading harsh Missouri winters for the warmth and beaches of Naples

Known to many as “Moe,” Mike was not a saint and would not want to be remembered as one. He was, however, a selfless and free spirit who, after a life filled with laughter, challenges and more laughter, didn’t take himself too seriously. In the short time since his passing, Mike is already remembered as a skillful storyteller with a boundless sense of humor. Those who heard his unmistakable raspy laugh could be assured Mike was nearby, flashing his infectious smile and telling a new joke or story, or simply recounting an old one that was somehow more entertaining than the version he had told before. Mike had a unique ability to make anybody from any walk of life feel like an old friend, and he leaves a 67-year trail of generosity, compassion and laughter.

He was unconditionally devoted to his family, in particular to his nephew Matthew, who was his regular Saturday sidekick at Booches, Murray’s and other Columbia institutions. In this role, his absence will be most deeply felt.

Mike is survived by his brother, Patrick Eng; his sister-in-law, Mary Del Eng; and his nephew, Matthew Eng, all of Columbia; his niece Jennifer Eng and nephew Allen Russell, Jr., both of Kansas City; and by many other family and friends too numerous to list.

Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Eng Elliott; his step-father, James Elliott; and his two beloved and loyal dogs, Zach and Coon.

Though not necessary, for those who feel compelled to send flowers, the family asks that you instead make a donation to Alternative Community Training (www.actservices.org).

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


Published Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Howard Eugene Smith, 77, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, with his children by his side. His beloved wife, Carolyn, passed away just one day before on Saturday, Jan. 10.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the funeral home.

Howard was born in Fulton on Oct. 13, 1937, to Harold and Mary Smith. After the passing of his mother, his stepmother, Anna Elouisa, lovingly helped to raise him. He was the youngest of four children and grew up surrounded by many cousins who were like siblings.

He married the love of his life, Carolyn Andrews, on Aug. 28, 1956. Howard was the loving father to three children, loving grandfather to four and loving great-grandfather to one.

Howard lived the majority of his life in Columbia. Howard served his country in the U.S. Navy from June 12, 1956, through Feb. 28, 1966. After his service, he continued to serve his community by being an active member in both the Sunrise Optimist Club and Twilight Lodge No.114 AF&AM He also was a devout member of Olivet Christian Church.

Howard was a long-time employee of GTE. He also spent time driving over the road for RPS. Howard was also the proud owner of Howard’s Upholstery, loving his work of crafting and handiwork.

Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sue Smith; his parents, Harold and Mary Smith; his stepmother, Anna Elouisa Smith; his sisters, Helen Louise Smith and Isabell Holiman (Jack, deceased); and his brother, Harlan Ritchie Smith (Gerry).

He is survived by his children, Mary Ann Gruender (Joe), Steven Smith (Rhonda) and Linda Smith; his grandchildren, Robbie Hall (Shelli), Lisa Ward (AJ), Jason Gruender (Bridget) and Jessica Ketsenburg (Jonathan); and his great-granddaughter, Lydia Gruender.

Howard was a loving man who gave of himself for the sake of others. His legacy will live on through the lives of his children and grandchildren, the life lessons he shared, his love for John Deere and Jack Daniels collectibles, and his sweet tooth for chocolate-covered cherries.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2015

SEDALIA — Donald C. Proctor, 91, of Sedalia, Missouri, passed away January 15, 2015, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.

Don was born January 13, 1924, to Roy G. Proctor and Martha A. Crane in Columbia, Missouri.

Don graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia and attended the University of Missouri, receiving his bachelor degree. Following that he attended Washington University, receiving his medical degree. His surgical residency was at the University of Oklahoma. Don attended the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin, receiving a degree in Meteorology. Following his meteorology training, he joined the Army Air Corps flying through hurricanes assisting naval ships during World War II. After his military service he returned to Sedalia and began his medical career in 1953, retiring in 1989.

Don was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Phi Beta Kappa, first president of Sunrise Optimist, youngest physician to be chief-of-staff at Bothwell Regional Health Center, first doctor to serve on the hospital's board of trustees, president of Pettis County Medical Society, served as Secretary, Vice-President and President of State Fair Community College Board of Trustees from 1966 through 2002, and served on the college foundation board. The college library now bears his name.

Don is survived by his wife, Janet; and children, Steve Proctor (Angelia), Tim Proctor, Ann (Steve) King, Julia (Kim) Whaley, Dawn (Steve) Elliott, Matt Proctor (Linda), Kyle (Roxanne) Herrick, Ben Proctor (Jen), and Elizabeth Proctor; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Lee See; and a brother, Cecil Hackley. Don was preceded in death by his parents and twin sons, Tom and Mike Proctor.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, January 16, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Heckart Family Center.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with inurnment to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. Father Mark Miller will officiate.

The family suggests contributions to Sacred Heart Church, Donald C. Proctor Library, or Missouri Veterans Home Unit D in Warrensburg.

Published Sunday, January 25, 2015

Johnnie Lee Wayland, 91, of Columbia passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 30, and a celebration of life including a Masonic ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at Parker Funeral Service.

Johnnie was born Oct. 22, 1923, in Columbia to John W. and Anna B Wayland. He married Lucille Comer on Oct. 4, 1962, and she survives.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1941. At 19 he entered the Army and was assigned to the 86th Black Hawk Division, 331st Field Artillery, Battery A. He served in both the European and Pacific theaters of operation.

He was a loyal friend to his buddies. Many of the friendships stemmed from early childhood through grade school, Hickman High School and World War II, until their final passing, one by one.

Each year, Johnnie looked forward to a reunion with his Battery A buddies that shared a bond of love and friendship unlike any other.

He established Wayland Flooring Co. installing resilient flooring and suspended ceilings in residential and commercial buildings.

In 1965, he sold the flooring company to join his wife full time in the operation of Lucille’s Yarns and Fabrics. Later he was employed at the Boone County Assessor’s Office.

Upon retirement he spent several years transporting cars for Bob McCosh Chevrolet.

Johnnie was a member of VFW Post 280, and the Twilight Lodge for over 50 years as a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. As a Shriner he was one of the original members of the Shriner’s Motor Patrol.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille, of Columbia; a son, Keith Wayland and wife Cheryl Mason and three step-children, Vicki Nerenberg, Randy Comer and Sonny Comer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mable Coats; and brother A.C. Wayland.

Memorials can be given to The Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

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

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Jack D. Gilmore, 85, of Columbia passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Columbia.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Entombment will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jack was born on May 15, 1929, in Boone County, the son of Mamie (Bradley) and Harry Gilmore.

Jack married Bessie Olsan on March 6, 1955, in Columbia. He spent his entire life in the Boone County area and was a member of IBEW Local 257. Jack served during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. Jack enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie; sons, Mark (Emily) Gilmore and Kevin Gilmore; grandchildren, Justin (Pam) Gilmore, Courtney Gilmore, Collin Gilmore, and Joshua Gilmore; sister, Peggy (Jack) Rhoades; brothers, James (Betty) Gilmore and Bradley Gilmore.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Margaret Wood, Forestine Wallace and an infant sister, Meddy Lorraine Gilmore; and one brother, Albert Ray Gilmore, Sr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, February 1, 2015

Robert Martin, 72, of Columbia passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at Compass E-Free Church in Columbia with visitation one hour prior.

Robert was born on March 5, 1942, in McBaine to Robert and Vicki Martin.

He married Glenda Carlos, and together they had two children, Dawn Ellen Carter and Eric Martin, and one grandson, Lucas Carter, and all survive. He also is survived by his brother, Boyd (Bonnie) Martin, and his sister, Ruth Martin.

He worked for Mueller’s Florist and later Laris’ Florist.

He retired from Academic Support Center at the University of Missouri in 2003.

Published by Day and Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 East Third St, Bloomington IN 47401
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Daniel Weber Miller
January 24, 1926 - February 1, 2015
Obituary

Daniel Weber Miller died February 1, 2015 in Bloomington at the age of 89 from complications related to Parkinson's Disease. He moved to Bloomington in 1951 as a postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University (IU), rising to full professor in 1962. For almost forty years, he was a dedicated teacher and researcher in the IU Department of Physics, and provided outstanding service to the university in a wide range of leadership roles. He was also a dedicated community member, wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, role model and mentor, and beloved by all who knew him.

Miller was raised in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from high school at the age of 16, attended two years of college at the University of Missouri and then entered the U.S. Navy in 1944 at age 18 during World War II. After graduation from radar school at Navy Pier in Chicago as the #1 student in his class, he was chosen to be a fire-control radar instructor until his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1946. He returned to the University of Missouri where he completed a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1947. He then attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, receiving his Ph.D. in Physics in 1951. Miller's first-author paper describing his doctoral research was one of five significant papers on Nuclear Physics selected to represent the year 1952 in the American Physical Society's anthology, "The Physical Review: the First 100 Years." His research results on low-energy neutron total cross-sections led directly to the development of a prominent early model of the atomic nucleus, the "cloudy crystal ball model," which was the basis for the optical model of nuclear reactions and is still in use today.

Dr. Miller's research at Indiana University began when he arrived in 1951, using the original Indiana University cyclotron. He and his Ph.D. students studied nuclear elastic and inelastic scattering from light atomic nuclei. He extended this research over five summers at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Cyclotron, where he also served as a consultant, and then later at the IU Cyclotron Facility.
Miller was a devoted teacher at Indiana University. Beginning in 1952 he taught courses at the 100-600 level, with special emphasis on 100 level courses and was described by some of his students as their best teacher ever. He was known as an excellent teacher of non-science majors. In addition, seven students received Ph.D. degrees under his supervision during the period when the most active research was underway at the Indiana University cyclotron.
In addition to excellence in teaching and research, over the last thirty years of his career at IU, Miller provided leadership in numerous positions including as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1962-64, Acting Chair of the Physics Department, 1964-65, and Associate Dean of Research and Advanced Studies, 1972-73. He served on numerous IU committees, including the University Faculty Board of Review and the University Science Advisory Committee.

In 1965, as Acting Chair of the Physics Department, Miller played a transformative leadership role for the IU physical sciences co-chairing the successful proposal to the National Science Foundation for a Center of Excellence grant to IU. This grant had an extraordinary impact on IU's physical sciences program in the breadth of its support, including funds for a new cyclotron, which became the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility (IUCF), a computer science department, and additional faculty for the physics and chemistry departments. Miller then served as co-principal investigator for the construction of the new Indiana University Cyclotron Facility (IUCF), then as the IUCF Associate Director from 1971 to 1979, and Co-Director from 1979 to 1986. During this period, the IUCF's position as a major international center of nuclear physics research was further strengthened. Miller took formal retirement from IU in 1991 but continued to do research at the IUCF for several years thereafter.

Another area where Miller provided outstanding service was intercollegiate athletics. He was a member of the Indiana University Athletics Committee from 1968 to 1978, and served as Chair of the Committee and the IU Faculty Representative to the Big 10 conference and the NCAA from 1973 to 1978. He chaired the successful search committee for the new IU Athletic Director in 1974. At the Big 10 level, he was one of the authors of new Big 10 academic progress requirements for athletes that went into effect during his term. He was made an honorary "I Man" and awarded the Bill Orwig Medal in 1978.

In 1991, in recognition of his distinguished service in so many areas, Miller was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for the Indiana University Bloomington campus.

On a national and global level, Miller was a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), Chairman of the Publications Committee of the Nuclear Physics Division of APS, and a member of the APS Publications Committee, the Bonner Prize Committee, the Resources Committee of the Division of Nuclear Physics Board of Directors of the Midwestern Universities Research Association and a delegate to the Argonne Universities Association.

Miller was part of a highly academic family. His father was a university professor and Dean of Agriculture at the University of Missouri and his mother was one of the first women awarded a Master's degree in Botany. His two brothers (at the University of Wisconsin and Cornell) and his brother-in-law (at the University of Illinois) were all professors of physics. Miller's older sister, Elisabeth M. Hanson, aged 97, published a book last fall on the ecological and anthropological history of the central plains of Illinois, pursuing the generations-long interest of their parents in the agriculture of the Midwest. One surviving nephew, Andrew Hanson of Bloomington, is an emeritus professor of Computer Science in the School of Informatics and Computing at IU, and former chair of his Department, following in his uncle's footsteps.
Miller was a devoted family member. Upon his graduation from the University of Missouri in 1947, he married Carolyn Hunt and together they raised two children, Deborah and Douglas. Among their activities in Bloomington, they were charter members of St. Mark's Methodist Church, in the early days holding Sunday school classes in the basement of their home. When Carolyn died in 1979, Miller carried on with great fortitude until he met and married Kathryn Collier Johnson of Bloomington on May 12, 1985. Over almost thirty years of marriage, they were the beloved heads of their shared family of six children, ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. They were also active in the Bloomington community, including WonderLab and the First Presbyterian Church.

Kathryn Miller preceded him in death on March 17, 2013. He was also predeceased by his older brothers Edward and Robert. Miller is survived by his sister, Elisabeth M. Hanson; his children, Deborah (Gerald Gowan) Miller and Douglas Miller; his step-children, Linda (Dave) O'Rell, Karen (Jim) McMorran, Tara (Tess) McKibben, Jay (Kris) Johnson; ten grandchildren, Devon Miller-Gowan, Darien Miller-Gowan, Jennifer McClellan, Elaine O'Rell, Rhonda (Wayne) Elks, Beth (Eric) Salesky, Andrea McMorran, David Andrew (Autumn) McKibben, Phillip (Maria Siriano) Johnson and Leslie Johnson, nine great-grandchildren and 28 nieces and nephews.

Those who knew and loved Dan Miller will always remember his great appreciation of life and learning; his care and thoughtfulness as a family member, friend, role model and mentor; his appreciation for peoples of all background and cultures; his extensive world travels; his love for music and his own playing of the harmonica and the piano; his long-time enjoyment of ham radio (with call letters KQ91), and his support of the ham radio chapter at IU; his love for the theatre; and his passion for IU sports of all kinds.

A memorial celebration service for the life of Daniel Weber Miller will be held at 1:30 PM on Saturday, April 25th, at the First Presbyterian church in Bloomington, Indiana. Donations in his memory may be made to the IU Physics Department, the Bloomington WonderLab (science discovery museum), and the First Presbyterian Church of Bloomington.

Published Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Karl Alan Schweikert, 56, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Kansas City.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Woodcrest Chapel. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Memorial Funeral Home.

Karl was the owner and operator of Titan Insurance of Columbia. He was a true entrepreneur with many successful business ventures in his lifetime. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children, and with his dog, Titan.

He enjoyed flying his Cessna 210 turboprop. Karl and Diane especially loved traveling and watching their sons play the sports they love.

He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his life partner, Diane; his three sons, Eric (28), Alex (15) and Karsen (12); one brother, Kevin (Rebecca) Schweikert; two sisters, Jan (Larry) Curry and Karen (Eddie) Aitkens; numerous nieces and nephews; and his dog, Titan.

Karl was preceded in death by his parents, Janie and Joe Schweikert; and one brother, Kenny Schweikert.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alex and Karsen Schweikert College Trust Fund.

Published Tuesday, February 3, 2015

William C. “Pete” Roberts, 62, of Ashland, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, surrounded by his family after a short illness.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery.

Pete was born Aug. 8, 1952, in Columbia to William E. “Bill” and Wanda F. Chick Roberts. He married Lynda Babcock on May 11, 1974, in Columbia, and she survives.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1970. Pete worked for C & C Construction for 25 years, retiring in 2006.

Pete was a lifetime member of Whitetails Unlimited. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Pete enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife, Lynda; a son, Michael (Jessica) Roberts of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Janette (Shawn) Nichols of Hartsburg; a sister, Elaine Goodwin of Columbia; two grandchildren, Kale Nichols and Trent Nichols; a third grandson expected in June; a sister-in-law, Charlene Roberts; niece, Jennifer Lemley and nephew, Benjamin Goodwin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Danny Roberts.

Memorials may be given to a charity of donor’s choice to help children in need or the Buddy Pack Program at the Central Missouri Food Bank.

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

Published Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lowell Ray Crane, 75, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Internment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Lowell was born on June 5, 1939, in Columbia, to Rexford and Helen Crane. He enjoyed everything cars: fixing them, racing them and tearing them up again. He had a great love for his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his sister, Sylvia; his brothers, Larry and Jerry; his children, Theresa and her husband Eddie, Cheryl and her husband Jeff, Steven, and Tela and her husband Robbie; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

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

Published Monday, February 23, 2015

William R. “Rocky” Cagle II, 42, passed away at home on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Campus Lutheran Church. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Rocky was born Feb. 11, 1973, in Columbia to William R. “Rocky” Cagle and Laura Matney Cagle. He is survived by his mother, Laura, and his best friend, Bear. Other survivors include one brother, Joey; one sister, Michelle; his grandmother, Virgie; two nieces, Arianna and Nicole; two nephews, Cody and Darrion; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father in 2011.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family care of Nilson Funeral Home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.nilsonfuneralhome.com

Published Friday, February 13, 2015

Edward “Wayne” Calvin, 69, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at his home in Columbia after courageously battling pancreatic cancer for the past seven months. By his side were his former wife, Sylvia, and loving companion Marjorie Audsley.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born in Columbia on July 7, 1945, the son of Violet (Jesse) and Walter Calvin, both of whom preceded him in death.

Wayne spent his entire life in Boone County in and around Columbia and was an active member of Olivet Christian Church. Wayne was a 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Columbia Elks Lodge No. 594 and a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Wayne spent many hours volunteering at various community events and for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 280 in Columbia.

Wayne had many interests and hobbies, including restoring and repairing Maytag gas engines and racing miniature remote cars and mini sprint cars. One of his first paying jobs was at O.T. Morton’s gas station. He also worked for Peabody Coal Co. and Good Trails Motorcycle Shop, among other places, and was well-known to most of Columbia’s auto and engine repair shops. In 2007, he retired from Boone Hospital, where he worked in the facilities maintenance department for many years.

His lawn mowing and small engine repair kept him busy after retirement, and he was known to Columbia’s auto dealers as a connoisseur of quality cars. He had a great passion for Harleys, Corvettes and his pickup trucks, which were always shiny.

He had a gift for diagnosing and repairing almost anything with an internal combustion engine and could often be found customizing — for himself and others —motorcycles, cars, lawn equipment and almost any other motorized vehicle.

He is survived by his companion and friend, Marjorie Audsley; his longtime friend and former spouse of 28 years, Sylvia Schieszer of Columbia; sister, Christina Sweatman of Ashland; niece Monica SueEllen Whitlatch of Hallsville; grandnephews, Bryce and Blake; nephew J.C. (Barb) Calvin of Columbia; grandniece Rebekah Broadus of Columbia; great-grandnephew Tyler and great-grandniece Mercedes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, February 22, 2015

Dorothea Ann Drane Dowler, 79, of Clemson, S.C., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.

She was born May 16, 1935, in Columbia, the daughter of Oren Glenn and Anna Semon Drane.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Clemson United Methodist Church in Clemson, S.C.

Survivors include her husband, Bill; sons, Paul (Keli), David (Sarah), Michael (Connie); grandson, Jackson; and two brothers, Gene Drane and Wallace (Shirley) Drane of Columbia.

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Viola Mae Ruttan-Robinson, 90, of Columbia passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center surrounded by her family.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Viola was born on Oct. 17, 1924, in Columbia, to John and Anna (Smothers) Woolery. She married Clyde A. Ruttan of Columbia on Dec. 25, 1947. He preceded her in death.

Viola was of the Methodist faith and attended Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church. Viola worked in clothing businesses in Columbia and enjoyed traveling. She took great pride and love in caring for family and friends. Later in life, Viola married Robert J. Robinson of Columbia. He also preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Stephen Ruttan and his companion, Sharon Raffety, of Columbia; her step-children; her step-grandchildren; several nephews and a host of friends.

In addition to her parents, Viola was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Woolery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to American Diabetes Society.

Published Thursday, February 19, 2015

Irene Rimmer, 95, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Mexico, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born on Aug. 7, 1919, the daughter of Ella (Gilmore) and Jim Caruthers. Irene married Bill Rimmer on July 5, 1941, in Columbia. During their 55 years of marriage, some of their hobbies included square-dancing and volunteering at Regional Hospital. They were both members of the Cosmopolitan Club and Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughters, Janice Douglas and Patricia (Peter) Lazauskas; grandchildren, Nikol (Adam) Terrill, Brett Douglas, Mark Evans and Michael (Kim) Evans; ten great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Price Terrill; Taylor (Isaiah) Nava; Zsandor, Jaedon, McKinzee, Wrylee, Jaxzyn, Ehlee and Avree Evans; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William; three sisters; two brothers; and two sons-in-law, Darriel Douglas and John Evans.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Loving Care Hospice, 914 W. Main St., Bowling Green, Mo., 63334, or to Calvary Baptist Church, 606 Ridgeway Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

C.W. “Charlie” Hummel, 89, died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at University Hospital.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.

Charlie was born Jan. 26, 1926, in Boone County to Louie and Lucy Hummel.

He married Dorothy Pearl Nichols on Oct. 17, 1946, and was married until her death on Dec. 10, 2005. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, a City of Columbia firefighter, a member of and past Master of Twilight Masonic Lodge 114 AF&AM, and a member of Moolah Temple Shriners.

Charlie was a compassionate man and is survived by two sisters-in-law, Doreen Nichols and Winona King; two brothers-in-law, B.J. Nichols and Carl E. Nichols; several nieces and nephews; and the most recent love of his life for nearly eight years, Mary Jane Nichols.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a brother; and a sister, Martha May Coats.

He loved dearly and was dearly loved. Rest in peace, Uncle Charlie.

Memorials can be given to Twilight Masonic Lodge 114.

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

Published Friday, February 20, 2015

Robert “Bob” Harold Riley, 67, went to his heavenly home Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, with his family by his side after a difficult battle with Muscular Dystrophy. His love for God, his family and his friends were the greatest treasures in his life.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Christian Chapel in Columbia on Saturday, Feb. 21. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a service to follow at 1 p.m.

Bob was born to the late Edward Harold and Laura Ruth Riley of Columbia on Feb. 17, 1948. He was a trade school graduate during his apprenticeship while becoming a Union Pipefitter with Local 562. He was a valuable member of Christian Chapel and served in many ways, including years of service as a Youth Sponsor and Board Member. Bob was a veteran short-term missionary and served on 19 different mission trips outside of the United States.

Bob enjoyed camping, riding motorcycles, playing softball, playing cards with dear friends and many other hobbies and activities. He was respected as a leader in the construction community, serving as a foreman on projects, demonstrating a strong work ethic and being a man of his word. Not only was Bob a short-term missionary, but he was a friend to many missionaries with a very generous heart toward those he loved.

Bob married his best friend, Retta Sue Geisler Riley on Feb. 23, 1968.

He is survived by his wife, Sue, of Columbia; his three sons, Brad (and Beth) of O’Fallon, Kurt of Columbia and Scott (and Ginger) of Columbia; seven grandchildren, Brennan, Blake, Blair, Emma, Alex, Sophia and Aiden; his sister, Sharon (Rosendo) of Columbia; and by many nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins and very dear friends who are like family.

Bob was proceeded in death

by his mother, Laura Ruth Riley and his father, Edward Harold Riley.

Memorial contributions can be made to Christian Chapel designated to the Riley Missions Fund.

Published February 18, 2015 - Daily Press

ESCANABA - Anne St. Cyr was born on March 26, 1955 in Rochester, N.Y., the daughter of Mary Vee Thompson and John A. Gaughan. She was raised in Rochester, N.Y. and Columbia, Mo.

Anne attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. earning a four-year degree in graphic arts. She later attended Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba, Mich., earning an associate degree of science. She was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa, National Academic Honory and recipient of an academic scholarship. Anne could speak, read and write German, Russian and Italian.

Anne worked for StarCrest of California, Olson Glass Co. of Nevada, Delta Menominee District Health Dept. and State Wide Real Estate of Escanaba, Mich., and Columbia Printing of Mo.

Anne was united in marriage to Douglas M. St. Cyr on Nov. 28, 1987.

In addition to her husband, Douglas; Anne is survived by two sons, Logan Patton and Morgan Patton of Fulton, Mo.; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Susan Mayfield and Jeanne Casadei both of Fulton, Mo.; numerous nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Vivian St. Cyr; numerous brothers-in-law; and sisters-in-law.; her very special dog, Leon.

Anne was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lee Thompson; father, John A. Gaughan; and father-in-law, Floyd St. Cyr.

Anne enjoyed playing games, calligraphy, reading, singing, listening to music and playing various instruments including guitar, piano, and concertina.

Anne will always be remembered for her great sense of humor, positive outlook even through her lengthy illnesses, and her appreciation for even the smallest blessings in life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family to offset expenses.

Visitation will be held at the Skradski Funeral Home of Gladstone on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 12 to 2 p.m. for family and friends. Funeral services celebrating the life of Anne St. Cyr will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Fran DeGroot of the St. Anne Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be at the Flat Rock Cemetery. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can express your sympathy to the St. Cyr family.

Published Thursday, February 26, 2015

Gale Lynne (Mantle) Merideth-Seip, 60, of Warsaw, Mo., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, free of the pain she endured.

Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland.

She will forever be loved and missed — her laugh, her smile. As Mom would say: She so funny. She was born to Elmer and Faye Mantle in Jefferson City on Aug. 15, 1954. After moving to Columbia in her childhood years, she graduated from Hickman High School in 1972.

Gale married John DeNeui on Aug. 18, 1972, and moved to Sioux Falls, S.D. During their union, she was blessed with two daughters, Tracie and Nichole “Nikki.”

In 1979, Gale moved back to Missouri, where she met Billy Merideth of Millersburg. The two were married on June 1, 1987, and together they owned and operated J&L Liquor Store in Millersburg until 2000.

On Dec. 24, 2014, Gale married Christopher Seip of Millersburg and had made her home in Warsaw.

Family was everything to Gale. She loved her brothers and sister dearly, and they were an important part of the family. Gale was known for giving spirit, making sure that those in need were cared for, even if that meant she would go without, sometimes allowing patrons to charge bread, milk and eggs at the store, knowing she would not see payment. Her comment was that nobody should be hungry — and that included their pets. Everyone was drawn to Gale

for her kind heart, entertaining stories, infectious laugh and

smile.

Always a child at heart, Gale loved children of all ages from the tip of her nine fingers to the bottom of her 10 toes. Whether it be coloring, making sand castles or singing funny songs, Gale was most comfortable making children happy. Her love for animals was obvious to all around her as she was always bringing home strays and feeding them. Her creativity showed through by naming them everything from Big Ewe to Little Lou. Gale’s happiest time was making others laugh and smile.

In 2002, Gale was involved in a car accident that forever changed her life.

Gale is survived by her husband, Chris Seip; her parents, Elmer and Faye (Gelven) Mantle of Ashland; daughter Tracie (DeNeui) Tirrel of Council Bluffs, Iowa, her children, Cole, Chase and Sydney, and their father, Wade Tirrel, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; daughter Nikki (DeNeui) Kauffman, her husband, Matt, and their children, Taryn, Taylor, Xander and Zoey, of Des Moines, Iowa; brother Greg Mantle and his wife, Mary, of Phoenix; sister Marla (Mantle) Gunn and her husband, Greg, of Columbia; and brother Mark Mantle and his wife, Cindy, of Boonville. She adored her nephews, Travis Mantle, Josh Mantle, Cody Mantle, Andy Gunn and Joe Gunn, and her niece, Erica Mantle. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; as well as Billy Merideth, whom she held close to her heart and loved; and special friend John McAtee, whom she loved.

In memory of Gale, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, 4895 E. Highway 163, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Everett “Henry” Perkins, 68, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Kemper Arena, 1270 E. Boone Industrial Drive in Columbia. A full obituary is available on the funeral home website.

Henry was born Nov. 25, 1946, in Columbia, a son of Everett Vincel and Lucille VanVactor Perkins.

He was united in marriage on June 24, 1994, in Arkansas to Iris Jeannine Garrett, who survives at the home.

Henry served his country in the Vietnam War. He served with the 4th division, 25th Infantry from 1966 to 1967. Mr. Perkins owned and operated his own sheetrock business for many years and put his stamp on many homes in the Columbia and Boone County area.

In addition to his wife, Henry is survived by son, Brian Perkins (Janice); daughter, Kristen Perkins; sons, Chad Knowles (Lori), Chance Knowles, and Chase Knowles (Mary); daughter, Courtney Knowles; and a brother, Clifford Perkins.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tyler M. Woods Funeral Director, 611 E. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, 573-636-2424. Condolences can be offered to the family online at www.WoodsMemorialServices.com.

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Robert “Big Rob” Eric Lewis Jr., 24, of Columbia went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at his home.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7 at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, where funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Marion Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at Columbia Cemetery.

He was born on Nov. 28, 1990, in Columbia, a son of Robert Eric Lewis and Janine Lynnette (Bonner) Lewis. Robert was a 2008 graduate of Hickman High School and went on to attend Lincoln University and Moberly Area Community College.

Robert accepted Christ at an early age. He was a member of Urban Empowerment and attended services at Oak Chapel Baptist Church. Robert was currently working in Dobbs Hall at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Robert’s love and passion was music. He produced music for several local artists. His goal was to see our local artists become as well-known as artists in other major cities. His talent will be missed.

Robert is survived by his mother, Janine Lewis; father, Robert Lewis; grandparents, Armeata Key, James Bonner, Warnetta Bonner and Diana McCray; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his great-grandmothers, Odetta “Madear” Riley and Mable “Mae Mae” Lewis; great-grandfather, William “Big Daddy” Lewis; and a special aunt, Marvella “Aunt Trick” McClure.

Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., 573-442-7112. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.

Published by LIVINGSTON | BUTLER | VOLLAND Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1225 N. Elm Ave Hastings, NE 68901

Hastings resident Cindy L. Christenson, 61, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska.

Memorial service will be Wednesday, March 11, 2015; 11:00 A.M. at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Hastings with Rev. Dr. James W. Gordon officiating. Private burial will be in Grand Island City Cemetery at a later date. Book signing will be Tuesday, March 10, 2015; 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Grand Island Humane Society.

Cindy was born April 27, 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri to Charles & Menelia ( Johnson) Dingus. She moved with her family because of her father’s employment. Cindy graduated from Hickman High, Columbia, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri. She moved to Hastings in 1980 for a job opportunity working for Skip Foote. Cindy married Eric Christenson on August 28, 1982. She was the co-owner and founder of Janitor, Inc. and Christenson Carpet Cleaning. Cindy was a member of the Grand Island Saddle Club and Liederkranz. Her volunteer work included Grand Island Humane Society, Sunday School Teacher, Girl Scouts, March of Dimes, American Heart Association and helping with her children’s activities at Hawthorne School.

Cindy was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Debi Lee.

SURVIVORS:
Husband:
Eric Christenson – Hastings, NE
Children:
Erica (Trevor) May – Kearney,NE
Charnel Christenson – Kearney, NE
Charlie Christenson – Hastings, NE
Granddaughter:
Emersyn May – Kearney, NE
Brother:
Mitch (Bonnie) Dingus – Pleasant Hope, MO
Nephew:
Cameron Dingus – Pleasant Hope, MO

Published March 9, 2015 - http://fairfieldbaynews.com/

Larry Berkley, 64, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015. He was the son of Howard and Elizabeth Berkley.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara and their children, Megan (Joe and Ellie Kate) Daniels, Kimberly (Scott and Alex) Kaczenski, Timothy Berkley and Justin Wesslels; Siblings Dutch and Dick Berkley, Mary, Brad and Bill Hulett;, and his favorite mother-in-law, Grace Minton.

After serving 28 years as Vice President of Medical Physics at CARTI, he retired to Fairfield Bay, where he was an avid golfer, volunteer, trumpeter and a member of the EMS Squad.

A memorial will be held, 2 p.m., Saturday the 14 of March, at Peace Lutheran Church, on Hwy. 16.

Donations in honor of Larry’s memory may be made to the Peace Lutheran Church.

Published Thursday, March 12, 2015

Nancy Ellen Burnett, 66, of Columbia passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015, at her home of complications from colon cancer.

A memorial gathering will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Parker Funeral Service. A private burial will be in New Salem Church Cemetery in Ashland.


Nancy was born April 6, 1948, in Columbia, the daughter of Eugene Johnson Burnett and Doris Ruth (Taylor) Burnett.

She attended Grant Elementary School, Jefferson Junior High School and graduated from Hickman High School in 1966. She continued her education at the University of Missouri, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in physical education. She worked in the information technology department at University Hospital for 30 years and several additional years for the university procurement department until her retirement in 2013.

She was active in numerous sports for many years including softball, darts, volleyball and soccer. She volunteered for more than 20 years with the Show-Me State Games and at the gift shop in the anthropology museum. She was neighborhood association president and helped with the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival. She loved cats and rescued and fostered many until she found homes for them.

Nancy was always ready to help friends, relatives and her feline companions. She will be missed terribly by everyone she knew and helped.

She is survived by her aunt, Jeanne Barr, and the Barr cousins, Carolyn, Bonnie, David and Jayme; and by Burnett cousins, Billie Joe, Sue, Walter, Eddie, Judy, Roy, Marilyn, Connie and Ronnie; and a host of longtime friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her uncle, Vernon Barr; and by all of her Burnett aunts and uncles and many Burnett cousins.

Her family wishes to thank her neighbor, Mary Harrison, and her many friends who helped and encouraged her through her long battle with cancer.

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

Published Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Darrell Toalson, 62, of Hallsville passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Grandview Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until services begin. Burial, with full military honors, will be at Grandview Cemetery.

Darrell Toalson was born April 26, 1952, in Boone County, the son of A.P. and Frances P. Felkner Toalson.

Darrell graduated from Hickman High School, served in the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1974, and enjoyed watching and attending NASCAR racing events. His hobbies included watching football and fishing. His two most prized possessions were his 1972 Olds Cutlass Supreme (black/white interior) and his 1989 Harley.

Survivors include his son, Dillion Adkisson (Kaylee); brother, Ronnie Toalson (Joyce); and two sisters, Louise Wise (Bobby) and Mary Ann Turner (Jay). Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Preferred Hospice or Grandview Cemetery Association.

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

Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 13 to Mar. 15, 2015

February 3, 1942 - March 9, 2015 Judd McIlvain, distinguished CBS and Fox News journalist and investigative reporter, champion of truth and advocate for the underdog, passed away at his home in Woodland Hills, California. He was 73 years old.

To the millions of followers over his storied career, he'll always be remembered as TroubleShooter Judd. Judd was half of the dynamic Herlinda and Judd team whose marriage spanned 47 years. They met in Moline, Illinois, and in 1967 moved to Houston, Texas, where they raised their two sons and daughter. He often spoke with touching pride and love about his wife's support that enabled him to be out in the world, fulfilling his purpose here on earth. He adored his family.

Judd's first experience in television was in Bloomington, Illinois, when, at age 12, he convinced the local TV station that a kids' TV talk show would be a big hit. He wrote, produced, and hosted Children's Digest and sold it to the sponsors. His family didn't even own a TV in 1954 and had to buy one just to watch Judd on his first show. His first radio appearance came at age 15, when he served as a disk jockey on broadcasts from KBIA and KFRU radio stations in Columbia, Missouri. At 17, while producing his TV Dance Party in Jefferson City, he bucked the Ku Klux Klan and local officials who tried to prevent him from hosting African American youths on a white dance show in the 1950s. Judd prevailed.

He joined the National Guard after high school and went on active duty with the U.S. Army, serving as a military police officer and becoming one of the youngest to reach the rank of sergeant. He served four more years in reserves while working part-time in radio and TV news and earned his bachelor of journalism degree at Columbia University.

A reporter in search of stories, he traveled independently to Central America where he wired war stories back to the U.S. ABC News signed him, as did United Press International (UPI). One of his favorite stories was about his escape from a Venezuela jail after being arrested for photographing the secret police beating demonstrators at the dictator Peres Jimenez's trial.

For 18 years, Judd worked for KHOU-TV in Houston as the assignment editor, general reporter, and investigative reporter, later creating the investigative series The McIlvain Files. In 1986 Rupert Murdoch brought him to the Fox network news division in Los Angeles, where he developed The Troubleshooter. In 1988 Judd moved The Troubleshooter to CBS-2 for 10 years and while there developed The Troubleshooter Show. Concurrently, he worked on the CBS 48 Hours program with Dan Rather and later with Geraldo Rivera on ABC's 20/20.

He set legal precedent in a landmark Texas Supreme Court case, McIlvain vs. Jacobs, which established the definition of "substantial truth" in libel law for many years.

During his "retirement" he continued to dedicate himself to helping victims of crime and fraud through his web TV show. TroubleShooterJudd.com was viewed by millions all over the world, and he got calls for help from the Caribbean islands, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, and across the United States. Judd never missed an opportunity to advocate for the needy and abused, appear at charity events, or counsel a student. His style was so congenial that almost everyone he contacted cooperated with him. Judd never gave up.

His journalistic awards include two Emmys, eight Golden Mikes, four Los Angeles Press Club awards, and Texas' highest award for investigative reporting, the Headliners Award.

Judd is survived by his wife, Herlinda; daughter Marisol McIlvain Sagheb; sons Aaron and Sean McIlvain; brother Gary McIlvain, wife Val, and daughters Morgan and Felicia; and sister Carolyne Culotti and her daughter Christi and husband Hal. He is also survived by his beloved parents-in-law, Dolores and Fidencio Barajas.

Judd was predeceased by his parents, Gaylord and Martha McIlvain. He also has many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other extended family who celebrate his life and is survived by thousands of colleagues, fans, and friends who have had their lives enriched in one way or another because of knowing him.

Memorial service is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, from 6 PM to 9 PM at Malinow Silverman Chapel, 7366 Osage Ave., Los Angeles (800-710-7100). Confirmation will be posted on Judd's web site at www.TroubleShooterJudd.com and on Facebook.

Donations for the purpose of continuing Judd's fight against elder abuse can be made payable to The Troubleshooter Foundation and sent to 23448 Bessemer St., Woodland Hills, CA 91367.

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Published Sunday, March 22, 2015

Cindy “Sam” Samuels, 57, of Columbia passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015, surrounded by her family.

A gathering of friends to celebrate Sam’s life will be held Saturday, May 9, in Columbia. The details will be published at a later date.

Cindy was a 1975 graduate of Rock Bridge High School. Cindy went to work for the phone company in Columbia. She worked for them for more than 30 years, and she was a pioneer as one of the first women to do some of the jobs. She climbed poles, cut wire and worked the switch room. She was a member of the IBEW Union (Local 257) and CWA Union. With the phone company, Cindy moved to Caldwell, Texas, and worked there for 15 years before returning to Boone County.

Cindy lived her life to the fullest. She showed ponies and participated in 4-H Club. She played fast-pitch softball starting at age 10. She coached softball as an adult and helped young players improve their skills.

She had a long tradition of attending the Women’s College Softball World Series, which she attended for more than 20 years, and where she began and maintained many wonderful friendships.

She enjoyed anything outdoors. She could fix and build almost anything.

Cindy never met a stranger and was always happiest when surrounded by family and friends. Sam was a friend to everyone she met, and if she offered to help you, you knew you could count on her. She was proud to be a part of the lives of her two nephews, whom she loved very dearly.

Cindy was preceded in death by her grandparents and her stepfather, Bill Howard. Cindy is survived by her parents, Anita Samuels Howard and Jerry Samuels (Carolyn Cunningham); one sister, Teri Slate; one brother, Ron Samuels; two nephews, Justin Samuels and Austin Samuels; and six stepsiblings.

Memorial donations are suggested to the “Bulldog Foundation Softball Fund” for the purpose of constructing a girls’ softball field. Donations can be mailed to Harrisburg High School, 1000 S. Harris St., Harrisburg, Mo., 65256. Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., (573) 442-7112.

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

Published Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Barbara Rae Long, 70, of Columbia passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior surrounded by family on Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Columbia.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at Nilson Funeral Home with visitation from 12 to 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Barbara was born July 20, 1944, in Columbia, to Bradford and Kathryn Davis Barkwell.

She is survived by her husband, J.B. of the home; cousins, Nellie Jeffries (Roger) and Charlene Pickens (Clay), all of Columbia, and James “Jim” W. Fisher (Kathleen) of Quincy, Ill. She is also survived by numerous second and third cousins whom she loved as her own children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two aunts, Pauline Dick and Nellie Fox; and an uncle, Elvin Davis.

Barbara was a graduate of Hickman High School and received an associate’s degree in fine arts from Columbia (Christian) College.

She loved fine arts and was an avid fan of Elvis Presley. She worked for the University of Missouri in the horticulture department for 37 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Centralia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northwood Baptist Church, 2345 E. Northwood Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

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

Published Thursday, March 26, 2015

Louise Loyd Dysart, 86, of Millersburg passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Chaplain Jerry Riggert officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Millersburg Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 6, 1928, in McFall, the daughter of the late Charles Owen Rhodes and the late Izetta April (Dannar) Rhodes.

On Aug. 9, 1947, she was united in marriage to Gene Loyd. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1993. On Sept. 4, 1997, she was united in marriage to J.R. Dysart, who preceded her in death on March 27, 2003.

Louise was a 1946 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia.

She worked as a secretary for more than 20 years at the First Presbyterian Church in Fulton. Louise was a member of the Millersburg Baptist Church. She was a founding member of SERVE, Inc. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting and knitting. She was an avid reader. Louise loved the St. Louis Cardinals and the Missouri Tigers. She enjoyed playing the guitar at various senior centers and nursing homes.

Louise will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by three sons, Randy Loyd and his wife Marsha, Leslie Loyd and his wife Theresa, Bruce Loyd and his wife Brenda, all of the Millersburg area; daughter, Sherry Duncan and her husband Larry, also of the Millersburg area; stepson, Tom Loyd and his wife Kathy of Olathe, Kan.; sister-in-law, Norma Loyd of Ashland; 10 grandchildren, Julie Noble, Monica Poindexter, Lance Loyd, Sarah Darnell, Nikki Dysart, Rachel Polen, Amanda Loyd Nolte, John Loyd, Joshua Dawson and Jaci Dawson; three step-grandchildren, Darrel Loyd, Derek Loyd and Bradley Loyd; 15 great-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

In addition to both husbands and her parents, Louise was preceded in death by brother, Gene Rhodes; two sisters, Helen Mansfield and Hazel Watson; and brothers-in-law, Bill Loyd and Milton Loyd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to SERVE, Inc. or Millersburg Cemetery, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, Mo., 65251.

Condolences can be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.

Published Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Paul Weldon Roemer, 86, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Columbia.

When Paul was 9, his parents made a life-altering decision to move their family of four children to Columbia in hopes of exposing them to higher education and a greater variety of options to earn a living. With his wife, Velda, Paul spent his life working and raising their three children.

When Velda died in 1996, he returned to the family farm in Macon. Paul lived his dream of being self-sufficient, being outdoors and working hard to make things happen until health issues burdened his final years.

He is survived by his devoted son David, his wife Jo and their children, Candice, her husband Peter Linder and their children Mason and Paige, Daniel and wife Megan; his daughter Nancy, her husband Scott Merrill and their children, Brittany, Dean and Ross; and his daughter Cindy, who lives life with the same passion as her father, her husband Doug Stehl their children, Drew and wife Emily, Alex and wife Kelby, and Austin.

A private burial was held at Mt. Tabor cemetery near Atlanta, Mo., where Paul and Velda rest in peace.

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Darlene Lucille (Bink) Driskill, 79, of Hallsville left her family Sunday, March 29, 2015.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at Hallsville United Methodist Church. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. at the church.

Darlene was born March 27, 1936, in Columbia, the daughter of Arnold and Opal (Slaughter) Bink.

She married Donald R. Driskill on Nov. 16, 1954, and they had five wonderful sons, Don (Kate), Steven, Martin (Cindy), Robert (Karla) and John (Brenda McNew).

Darlene graduated from Hickman High School in 1954. While in school, she belonged to Delta Phi Omega sorority.

She was a nurse in Kingsville, Texas, for two years, then for 23 years at Boone County Hospital on OB-GYN.

After retiring from the hospital, she worked for MFA Inc. for six years, then retired for good to enjoy her home and garden. She was a member of Mt. Zion Church in Hallsville. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery and needlepoint, but mainly gardening.

Survivors include her husband, Don; four sons; three grandsons, Nathan, Zachary and Scott Phillips; four granddaughters, Megan, Stephanie, Eliza and Nicole; four great-granddaughters, Hannah and Hailey Helm, and Hannah and Jayda Mercer.

Darlene was preceded in death by her son Steven, her brother Don, her sister Jean and her half brother Arnold.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society. Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Thursday, April 2, 2015



Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. A private family burial will be held.

Allen was born June 24, 1944, in Garden City, Kan., the son of Reba (Proffitt) and Allen Hoefelman.

Allen married Martha Ann Creed on Oct. 6, 1962, in Harrison, Ark.

Allen served as a fireman at Station 2 for more than 20 years. He also served at Station 4 and Station 5, bringing his total service to more than 27 years.

Patience and understanding are two virtues Allen will always be remembered for. Allen’s friends and family knew him as the go-to guy who would be able to fix anything presented to him.

Survivors include his wife, Ann; his mother, Reba; sons, Brian (Tricia) and Kevin (Shelly); grandchildren, Cole (Brent), Brad (Katelynn), Jenifer (Zack), Andrea, Cody, Jacob and Landrie; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Cooper; sisters, Mirian Jo and Peggy; sisters-in-law, Ruby M., Ruby A. and Alice; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Allen was preceded in death by his father, Allen Charles Hoefelman in 1984; one daughter, Michelle in 1977; and one daughter-in-law, Shauna in 1995.

Memorial contributions can be made to Missouri Children’s Burn Camp.

Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Friday, April 3, 2015 by Reed Funeral Home, 801 Pittsburg Ave. N.W. North Canton OH 44720

Paul "Tom" Rutledge, age 82, of North Canton passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 1, 2015. He was born January 2, 1933 in Columbia, Missouri to the late Paul I. and Dorothy S. Rutledge. He graduated from the University of Missouri, was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and served in the US Army.

Tom retired after 34 years with the Hoover Co. He was a member of Community Christian Church, North Canton Elks and was an avid golfer.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years Kay Rutledge and brother William Rutledge. He is survived by his daughters Janne (Doug) Holm and Lauri (Mark) Cerreta; grandchildren Lindsey Holm, Matt (Sarah) Holm, Sam (Andrea) Cerreta, Anna (Chad) Barson and Joe Cerreta; great grandchildren Kaylee Holm, Riley McGuire and Jack Holm.

Funeral service will be at 12 PM on Saturday April 4, 2015 at the Reed Funeral Home NORTH CANTON CHAPEL with Rev. Sarah Taylor Peck officiating. Family and friends may visit from 10-12 PM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will take place at North Canton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Those wishing to send condolences or leave a special message may do so at the Reed online guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com. - See more at: http://www.reedfuneralhome.com/obituary/Paul-Tom-Rutledge/North-Canton-OH/1496417#sthash.ZWxjH8oQ.dpuf

Published Friday, April 3, 2015


Emily Gibbs McCaslin, 90, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at The Neighborhoods in Columbia.

Private family services will be held in Kansas City.

Emily was born April 2, 1924, in Boone County to Ned and Sarah Nowell Gibbs. She was married to Bill McCaslin, who preceded her in death. Emily enjoyed their many trips together as she shared her “Boone County girl” energy with the world.

She graduated from Hickman High School in 1942. Emily worked at Page Boat Yard at the Lake of the Ozarks and Putnam Interior Design in Columbia. She was a state officer in PTA and a member of Wednesday Wives.

Survivors include a son, Roger Wilson and wife, Pat, of Columbia; a stepson, Jerry McCaslin and wife, Pat, of Liberty; a brother, Edward Gibbs and wife, Edy, of Columbia; grandchildren, Erin Wilson, Drew Wilson, Kaitlin Wilson, Jill Samuelson and husband, Jeff, and Marc McCaslin; four great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews, all equipped with many Aunt Emily stories.

Recently, Emily had resided at The Neighborhoods in Columbia, where she was cared for by a wonderful group of people in Smithton Village as well as by the staff from Hospice Advantage in her final days.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Andy Wilson; and sisters, Jane Park and Betty Case. Emily was previously married to Roger Woodrow Wilson (deceased) of Boone County and Bill Reinhardt (deceased) of Lake Ozark.

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

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015

Matthew Charles Moreau, 17, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Columbia.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Grandview Baptist Church, 8300 N. Route Z, in Centralia. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 6, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was born on Aug. 12, 1997, in Columbia, the son of Rose and Alan Moreau. Matt was an honor student at Hickman High School and a sales associate at American Eagle Outfitters.

Survivors include his father, Alan Moreau; his mother and stepfather, Rose Moreau and Dale Poore; brother, Michael Moreau; sister, Christina Lewis; paternal grandmother, Bernice Moreau; maternal grandmothers, Marie Adams and Shirley (Ken) Holland; aunts, Charlotte Caldwell, Marcia Moreau, Sandy Nolan, Angie Marshall and Teresa Poore; uncles, Bart Elles, James Elles and Bill Marshall; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Charles Moreau and Arnold Poore.

Matthew touched the lives of so many, including family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. His kindness, compassion and gentle heart left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He will be greatly missed and always remembered and loved.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, April 5, 2015

Lloyd F. Yoest, 92, of Columbia passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Lloyd was born May 11, 1922, to Lloyd Sr. and Laura Bell Boyd Yoest.

On Nov. 11, 1943, Lloyd married his high school sweetheart Mary Helen Ballew, and they were happily married for 71 years. They met at Hickman High School, from which they both graduated in 1941. Lloyd continued his education in the school of engineering at the University of Missouri. He attended school for a year and then enlisted in the Navy, serving for three years. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

Returning to Columbia, Lloyd entered the family plumbing business and took over after his father passed away. Lloyd was a master plumber and did numerous plumbing projects in Columbia. The family plumbing business was very successful, and Lloyd ran it until he retired in 2002 at the age of 80.

Lloyd was a lifelong resident of Columbia. He was a loyal fan of the Mizzou Tigers and held season football tickets since 1947. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and later became a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parrish.

Lloyd loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his extended family. He enjoyed quail hunting, as well as taking his family to Bennett Springs to trout fish.

Lloyd is survived by his wife, Mary Helen Yoest; three children, David Yoest and wife, Alice, Diane Mendenhall and husband, Tom and Donnie Yoest; five grandchildren, Joe, Jason, Taylor, Matthew and Cole; and four great-grandchildren. He had a loving heart, was very generous and treasured the time spent with his family.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Central Missouri Honor Flight, 1400 Forum Blvd., Suite 1-C, Box 334, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

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

Published Thursday, April 30, 2015

Marcelle “Marcy” Atkins Myers, 70, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Denver, Colo.

A memorial service was held in Aurora, Colo., on Tuesday, April 14. Marcelle will be laid to rest in Columbia in late May.

She was born Aug. 18, 1944, in Columbia. Her parents were Edward and Ruby Atkins, both of whom preceded her in death.

Marcelle graduated from Hickman High School in 1962 and attended the University of Missouri.

This spirited woman spent her life pursuing her happiness, whether it was achieving her goals as a businesswoman, traveling, playing in golf tournaments or being a mom and Nana who loved copious amounts of affection. Her houses represented more than a dwelling to her. She filled these homes with her personality and style and cultivated an environment of comfort, warmth and joy.

Marcy always had time for a cup of coffee with friends. Many will say Christmastime was a season never to be missed, as she decked the halls like few others. There was always a batch of candy to offer or a glass of cheer to share. She opened her arms to her children’s friends when they needed a second mom and encouraged those teens to stay put and rest as they regained perspective.

An amazing mom, she set the example for her children to pursue their goals but to treat people well and with respect along the way. She emphasized that the glass was always half-full and there was always more than one way to skin a cat.

She instilled the belief that we are all valuable and loved and, with hard work, dedication and belief in God — and a little luck — dreams do come true.

Marcelle is survived by a daughter, Meredith Myers; a son, Greg Myers; and two grandsons, Zachary and Matthew, all of Colorado. Also surviving is a brother, Tom Atkins of Columbia.

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jerry L. Knigge, 80, of Columbia passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, in Columbia.

Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at Praise Assembly, 4300 Clark Lane in Columbia, with visitation one hour before services.

He was born the only child to William H. and Irene (Willis) Knigge on April 3, 1935, in Columbia. He married Janice Foster on June 18, 1954. Together they were parents to four children. He graduated Hickman High School in 1953. In 1959, he and Janice bought a farm in northeast Columbia where they raised their family. He later retired from the University of Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son. Survivors include his wife of the home; a daughter, Charretta Terry (Stephen) of Bonney Lake, Wash.; sons, Jerry Dale (Kim) and Charles (Kelly), both of Columbia; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Praise Assembly of God Church, 4300 Clark Lane, Columbia, Mo., 65202. Online tributes may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Monday, April 13, 2015

Mary Mildred Hourigan, 102, of Columbia passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Neighborhoods in Columbia.

Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Columbia Cemetery.

Mildred was born Dec. 2, 1912, in Brookfield to Oral and Tottie Roberts Crawford.

She married Ralph Hourigan in July 1932.

She is survived by her son, Tom Hourigan of Columbia; and grandsons, Ron Purdy and wife Patsy and James Crowley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph P. Hourigan on Dec. 24, 1986; her parents; a great-grandson, Ronald Purdy, Jr.; and a daughter, Joyce Purdy.

Memorial contributions may be given to Missouri United Methodist Church or the Columbia Area Senior Center.

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

Published by McClain-Hays Funeral Service of Philadelphia, MS http://www.mcclainhays.com/

Tracy Ray Castleman, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and much more, died Monday, April 13, at North Mississippi Medical Center. His family was with him, to comfort him at the time of his passing. Tracy was born January 28, 1962, in Columbia, Missouri.

Tracy was preceded in death by his mother and father, Norma and Roy Castleman. He is survived by his wife, Janna, step-children, Summer Cumberland (Dustin) and Chance Fortenberry, two wonderful grandchildren, a brother, Dick Meyer, and sister, Joyce Nelson (Butch), brother-in-law, Steve Bozeman (Dianne) and sister-in-law, Lisa Bozeman, mother-in-law, Bobbie Chaney Bozeman, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Tracy will truly be missed.

From 1994 to 2004 and also from 2008 to 2015, Tracy was an executive chef of the Pearl River Resort, overseeing all six of the casino's restaurants. In 1999 Tracy was inducted into the Epicurean World Master Chefs Society, at the time he was the 10th American to receive this honor. Tracy had a joy of being around his family, especially his two grandchildren, cooking and watching Missouri Football, MIZZOU and The Kansas City Chiefs. Tracy will be remembered for his Love of the outdoors, whether it be hunting or cutting the grass, Tracy could always be found outside enjoying nature.

McClain-Hays Chapel
Tracy Castleman (January 28, 1962 - April 13, 2015)
Celebration of Life, 3:00 pm Saturday April 18, 2015
Visitation 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Interment-Eastlawn Cemetery
Officiating: Rev. Jamie Leach, Jeffry Nelson, Adrian Achatz & Chance Fortenberry

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015

James W. Smith, 59, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at home surrounded by family.

At Jim’s request, there will be no funeral service or visitation. A private family gathering will be held at Chris McD’s at a future date.

Jim was born Aug. 14, 1955, in Toledo, Ohio, to William and Anna Smith. He was united in marriage Oct. 10, 1999, to Beverly Douglas Smith who resides in the home.

Jim attended both Hickman High School and Columbia College and was an entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word. Jim took over management of King of Jeans in the 1970s and brought it to success. He then found an interest in investigative work and was the founder and president of Auto Recovery Company. After selling that company, he began his investigative services, Tracewerx; working in the banking industry, alongside his wife. Jim left a large footprint in the world of business, and his many business colleagues over the years have testified to that end. He also enjoyed his years of membership to the Perche Creek Yacht Club and began the Saturday morning breakfasts that will continue in his honor.

In addition to his wife, Beverly, James is survived by one brother, Dr. Dan Smith (Linda); three sons, Ryan (Sondra) Smith, Cory Smith and Justin Smith; a stepson, George Johnson; a stepdaughter, Megan Newell; two granddaughters, Joanna and Lila; two nieces, Angie and Mattie; one nephew, Cody; and his mother, Anna Smith.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, William Smith; and one brother, John Smith.

In memory of Jim, donations can be made to support the cancer research efforts of Dr. Fred Hawthorne at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, One Hospital Drive, DC066.00, Columbia, Mo., 65212.

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

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


Published Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mary Lee Proctor See, a resident of Leawood, Kan., died Wednesday, April 15, three days after celebrating her 95th birthday.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 20, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 75th Street and Nall Avenue, Prairie Village, Kan. Burial will be in Columbia at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21.

She was born on the family farm in Boone County to Adlai M. Proctor and Nelle Crane Proctor. She married Edward B. See in 1940. They lived in St. Louis and Webster Groves until 1998 when they moved to Leawood to be near their children. They were married 68 years until he died at age 93 in 2009.

Mary Lee was a kind and loving mother who embraced her role with honor and enthusiasm. She was a community volunteer who loved gardening, playing Bridge, quilting and cooking, especially her chocolate cake — but most of all, she loved her family.

Mary Lee is survived by her daughter, Susan Strongman and husband Tom of Leawood; son Andrew and wife Karen of Leawood; granddaughter Kristen Swanson, husband Steve and their children, Andy and Ellen of Leawood; and grandson Jon Strongman, his wife Laura and their children, Grace, Tyler and Benjamin of Prairie Village.

Her brothers, Dr. John William Proctor of Columbia and Dr. Donald C. Proctor of Sedalia, preceded her in death.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her name to Asbury United Methodist Church.

Condolences can be left online at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com. Arrangements by McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, 64145, 816-942-6180.

Published Sunday, April 19, 2015

Doug Ballard, 61, of Columbia died Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Columbia.

Visitation will be Monday, April 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pickering Funeral Home in Mexico. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Columbia.

Doug was born in Iberia on Sept. 1, 1953, a son of Glen F. and Alma Glee (Huddleston) Ballard. On July 24, 1976, in Columbia, he married Judy Neal. Judy preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 2007.

Mr. Ballard had worked as building inspector for the city of Columbia and the city of Mexico and was retired. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. Most of all, he loved spending time with his granddaughters, who were the joy of his life.

Survivors include one son, Jim Ballard of Columbia; one daughter, Sarah Gasperson and partner Alison Smith of Columbia; one brother, Mike Ballard and wife Sue of Richland; two granddaughters, Katie Gasperson and Finley Gasperson Smith; and his four-legged companion, Oscar.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Glenda Albertson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Rainbow House. They can be sent in care of Pickering Funeral Home, 403 N. Western, Mexico, Mo., 65265. Expressions of sympathy can be given at pickeringfh.com.

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Robert “Bob” Stuart Oliphant, 92, of Columbia passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, at home surrounded by family.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with visitation preceding the mass. Private family inurnment services with military honors will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.

Bob was born June 28, 1922, in Columbia, the son of Max Stewart and Florence Cassidy Oliphant. He was a 1941 graduate of Hickman High School. Following graduation, Bob was proud to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard until being honorably discharged at the end of World War II. Tours of duty on the U.S. Coast Guard cutters Bibb and Comanche took him to Newfoundland, Greenland, the Aleutian Islands, Okinawa and the Philippines. Upon returning to Columbia, he attended the University of Missouri, graduating in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. In 1948, while attending the university, Bob married Stephens College graduate Janice Nan Conover of Wilmette, Ill. He and his loving wife were married for 66 years.

Bob’s business career in printing management spanned 35 years. He served in various capacities with American Press, Columbia; Missourian Printing Co., Cape Girardeau; and World Color Press Inc., New York City. He retired in 1987 as manager of Vernwood Press, a division of World Color Press located in Mount Vernon, Ill.

A willing volunteer, Bob was a leader in many civic organizations. In Columbia, he was a member of the Columbia Cosmopolitan Luncheon Club where he received a distinguished service award. In Mount Vernon, Ill., Bob was a designated Paul Harris Fellow for his membership and contributions to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

Bob enjoyed golf, woodworking, birdwatching and was a lifelong supporter of the Mizzou Tigers football and basketball programs and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

After retirement, Bob and Jan travelled the United States. In 1997 they returned to Columbia to make it their final home. They were members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and later St. Thomas More Newman Center.

Bob is survived by his wife, Jan; devoted daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Kris Knutson of Columbia; and two furry felines, Snickerdoodle and Lucy Blossom. Also surviving are two nephews, Albert V. Bear of Sarasota, Fla. and Robert S. Bear of Ladson, S.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Virginia Oliphant Bear.

Special thanks to DaVita Dialysis Center and BrightStar Home Care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Missouri Kidney Association, P.O. Box 1915, Columbia, Mo.

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

Published Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bryan William Johnson, 44, found peace Friday, April 17, 2015.

A Celebration of Life reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Country Club of Missouri.

Bryan was born in 1971 in Houston, Texas. A graduate of Hickman High School in 1989, Bryan served his country as a medic in the U.S. Army from 1991 to 1993 at Ft. Bliss with the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1997 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science in 2005 from the University of Missouri. He worked as a systems information analyst in the Department of Biochemistry at Mizzou and also for Coyle and Johnson Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

He was an animal lover and a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Mizzou. He was well-traveled, having lived in Belgium, Singapore and Australia during his childhood. He loved his dogs Wylie and Jelli and was grateful to those who are now caring for them in their forever homes.

Bryan is survived by his father, Dr. John Johnson and wife Karen Johnson of Columbia; and his his mother, Marney Austin and husband Alan Austin of Phoenix, Ariz. Bryan’s extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins in Texas, Minnesota and California will miss him dearly.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Nikeno’s Second Chance Animal Rescue at nscrescue.org/memorials.

Published Sunday, April 26, 2015

Allean Lemmon Hale, 100, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Lenoir Woods Senior Living in Columbia.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, in the Dorsey Hall Chapel of Columbia College. The Reverend Brad Stagg will preside. A celebration of her life in Urbana, Ill., is planned for later this fall. Contact Mark Hale (mark-hale@uiowa.edu, 319-621-9757) for further information.

She was born in Bethany, Neb., in July 1914 to Rev. Clarence E. Lemmon and Constance H. Lemmon. She attended Christian College — now Columbia College — and the University of Missouri, graduating in 1935. She married Mark P. Hale on Dec. 31, 1936, in Columbia.

The Hale family lived in a series of places as Dr. Hale pursued a career in academic social work. After time in Chicago, Nashville and New Orleans, they returned to Columbia in the 1950s. Allean became alumnae director and editor of the college magazine at Christian College from 1951 to 1956. She wrote and published Christian’s centennial history, “Petticoat Pioneer,” in 1957. She was named a Distinguished Alumna of Columbia College in 1964. She served as a director of the Columbia College Alumni Association from 1968 to 1975, and sat on the Lenoir Home board of directors from 1972 to 1977.

The Hales moved to Iowa City in the mid-1950s, where Allean completed an M.A. at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop in short fiction. In 1961, they moved to Urbana, Ill., when Dr. Hale became the director of the Jane Addams School of Social Work.

Allean was a lifelong writer. Her first published poetry appeared at age 13. In college, she won several national playwriting contests, and she wrote short stories and articles while raising her family. In Urbana, she developed a full-time writing career that lasted more than 50 years. Her writings included poetry, short fiction, history and scholarly articles on theatre and art. This included a revision of her history of Christian College, editorial assistant work for Oscar Lewis, and four published plays.

From the early 1980s on, she focused almost exclusively on the life and works of Tennessee Williams and became a leading authority on his early life and on his late plays. She made significant contributions to Lyle Leverich’s official biography of Williams, and she edited and wrote introductions for several New Directions Press editions of Williams’ plays. She was an adjunct professor in the Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois, where she advised on productions of several of the early full-length plays by Williams. She produced dozens of articles and conference presentations on Williams.

She was a member of the Red Herring Fiction Writers Workshop, the University of Illinois Women’s Club and the Champaign–Urbana Social Science Club. For years, she participated in water aerobics through Parkland Community College, to which she attributed her longevity.

In 2013, she returned to Columbia to live in Lenoir Woods.

She is survived by her daughter, Susanna Lemmon Day (Tina Drury); her son, Mark P. Hale Jr (Jane Pendergast); her grandchildren, Kirsten Hale Lora, Christopher Hale, Michael Pendergast, Samuel Baumhoff and Amelia and Olyvia Drury; and two great-grandchildren, Cadence and Aria Lora.

Mrs. Hale was preceded in death by her husband.

Memorials can be given to University of Illinois Foundation, 1305 West Green Street, MC-386, Urbana, Ill., 61801, on behalf of the Department of Theatre.

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

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Jennifer Lynn Herborn, daughter of Pete Herborn and June Burk, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 19, 2015, surrounded by her family.

A remembrance gathering will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at 44 Stone Public House in Columbia.

She is survived by her son, Levi; grandchildren Eden and Roan; father, Peter; and brothers Michael and Steven.

A 20-year employee of the state in the probation and parole division, she will be dearly missed by her friends, co-workers and family. Jennifer joins her mother, June, in a fierce army of angels watching over her grandchildren.

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ronald Kent Rosson of Columbia passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the age of 59, surrounded by his loved ones.

A celebration in memory of his life for family and friends will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at his home. For more information, please email rocnron77@yahoo.com.

Ron was born June 2, 1955, to Leslie Rosson and JoAnn Polly of Columbia.

Ron had a charismatic personality with a smile that could fill a room. He had a love for his family, the outdoors, gardening and riding his motorcycle. He lived life the way he wanted with no regrets. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his mother, JoAnn (Ken); father, Leslie; siblings Randy, Cheri (Stan) and Nancy (John); children, Michael (Amy), Marc (Bethann) and Stacy; and eight grandchildren, Blake, Kelsey, Laney, Halle, Abby, Kiley, Michael and Jaycee.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Davis.

A memorial fund contribution will be set up for a park bench in honor of Ron.

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Allene A. Johnson, 97, of Columbia passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Columbia Health Care.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m., at Parker Funeral Service. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Allene was born Oct. 12, 1917, in Weir, Kan., to Floyd Harmon and Jennie (Penrod) Smith.

A longtime member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, she taught kindergarten Sunday School for 25 years.

Survivors include a son, Charles R. Johnson of Columbia; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Richard F. Johnson Jr.; her daughter, Donna G. Jennings; a grandson; and four sisters.

Memorials can be given to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.

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

Published Friday, April 24, 2015

Michael G. Harmon, 64, of Auxvasse passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, in St. Louis.

Memorial services for Michael will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Memorial Funeral Home. Private family placement will be held at a later date.

He was born on May 22, 1950, in Columbia, the son of Eileen (Wallace) and Leonard Harmon. He married Kathleen Goff on April 15, 1989.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy, of the home; daughters, Traci, Kristen and Nicole Harmon; son, Kevin Harmon; granddaughter, Taryn Harmon; and one brother, Dale Harmon.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thomas B. Howard, 76, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, April 21, at his h ome.

Funeral services for Tom will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be held in Auxvasse Cemetery.

He was born on Feb. 22, 1939, in Mexico, Mo., the son of Margaret (Sontag) and Claude Howard.

Survivors include his wife, Johannah Howard; daughter, Tammy (Kent) Strawn; grandchildren, Alyssa, Monica and Dustin Strawn; sister, Jane (Gene) Colster; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Delbert Howard.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, May 3, 2015

Angela “Angi” Weithman, 62, peacefully passed away at home on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, to be with her late husband, Steve Weithman.

Services are pending with Memorial Funeral Home.

Angi and Steve were happily married in 1975 in Columbia, where they built a wonderful life together. Her sons remember Angi and Steve as gentle and patient parents who always encouraged them to pursue their goals and strive to make the world a more caring place.

Angi was born in Jamestown, N.D., the daughter of the late George and Beverly JoAnn Daniels. As a child, she moved to Columbia, where she graduated from Hickman High School, then attended the University of Missouri for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She worked for Boyce & Bynum as a cytotechnologist. After she retired, she enjoyed her true passion — teaching.

Angi was a dedicated tutor to many children, mentored at-risk students, taught others to sew and quilt and was a dedicated volunteer for hospice. She was an active member of Heart of Missouri Quilter’s Guild, a former member of Boonslick Trail Quilter’s Guild and was nominated for volunteer of the year at Hospice Advantage. She will be remembered for her generous heart, her love for children and grandchildren, and as a loyal friend.

Angi left behind a loving family: son Michael, his wife, Sarah, and their children, Lauren and Andrew; son Scott, his wife, Kate, and their children, Ollie, Augustus, Theodore and Emerson. Angi’s legacy lives on through her friends and family.

The family would like to thank Hospice Advantage, Deb Williams, Mary Linneman and Barb Nichols for their dedication and care for Angi during her final months. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Missouri Girls Town, 8548 Jade Road, Kingdom City, Mo., 65262, or Hospice Advantage, 2620 S. Forum Blvd., Suite E, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Condolences can be sent at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Monday, April 27, 2015

Lee “LeeWee” Marrs, 49, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at The Laurels in Hudsonville, Mich.

There will be a memorial service on May 23, 2015, in Trenton. There will also be a memorial put together by his friends of the Loop, date pending.

Lee went to Hickman High School in Columbia and served in the Navy Reserves. He worked for Boone Quarries. He was passionate about hot rods and could do amazing things when it came to old cars. He loved his family and friends very much.

He is survived by his mother, Trudie Wilcox; brothers, Paul “Red” Gingerich (Helen), Mike “Moose” Garrison (Karen), and Frankie Marrs; a son, Dan Marrs; two daughters, Jessi Gamble and Bobbi Lee Marrs; a grandson, C.J.; and several nieces and nephews.

Lee was preceded in death by his father, Frank Marrs.

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Andrea Lynne Turner, 33, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, after a more than 2 year courageous battle against acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Forum Christian Church, 3900 Forum Blvd. in Columbia. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 1, at Forum Christian Church, with the Rev. Scott Sutherland and the Rev. Max Jennings officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Andrea, the daughter of Diana (Williams) and Ed Turner, was born Sept. 2, 1981, in Columbia. She graduated from Hickman High School in 2000. She received her undergraduate degree from William Jewell College in Liberty and her master’s degree in finance from Avila College in Kansas City. She worked as a supervisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Andrea was an athlete. She excelled in basketball and soccer. During her college soccer years, she also coached a youth soccer team. She loved to travel — from a semester studying in Australia, to road trips to see friends, and family spring trips to the ocean. She will be remembered by many for her skills as an organizer. She organized events at work, family vacations and parties with her friends. She enjoyed volunteering and taught Sunday School in Overland Park. In her youth, she was active with her family at Forum Christian Church. This relationship became the foundation upon which she built her abiding faith in God. It was her faith that gave her the daily strength she needed during “The Fight” with AML. She recently achieved her goal of reading the entire Bible.

Andrea is survived by her parents; a sister, Ashley (Tyler) Dow of Olathe, Kan.; a brother, Alex (Julie) Turner of Springfield; one grandmother, Virginia Williams of Council Bluffs, Iowa; aunts and uncles, Donna and Gary Rushing of Petersburg, Ill., Dana and Dan Jones of Salinas, Calif., Dustin and Candi Williams of Queen Creek, Ariz., Sue and Gary Bentle of Florence, Ky.; and several cousins.

She is missed deeply by her four-legged love, Lily Rae.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Glenn Williams and Jack and Lucille Turner.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Columbia Second Chance, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choosing.

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

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

Published Friday, May 1, 2015

LaTamara Shonique Hammers, 22, of Columbia passed away unexpectedly at 10:53 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at First Baptist Church in Vandalia. Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, with the Rev. Garland Williams officiating. Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.

Pallbearers will be Shane Custard, Justin Lopez, Matthew Warren, Samuel Lee Jr., Jason Herd and Danny Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Connor, Arthaniel Hammers, James Luper Jr., Troy Cockrell and Dustin Holt.

LaTamara was born May 31, 1992, in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Tony B. Luper and LaDawn T. Hammers.

She was a 2010 graduate of Hickman High School. After high school, LaTamara worked for about three years as a cook supervisor at Lenoir Retirement Center. Most recently, she worked as a patient representative at the BJC Internal Medicine Clinic. In her free time, she enjoyed hanging out with friends, doing nails, going to concerts and singing.

Survivors include her parents, Tony Luper and LaDawn Hammers of Columbia; stepfather, Terry Jo Holt Jr. of Columbia; three sisters, LaTara Hammers, LaTonia Hammers and Asha Davis, all of Columbia; grandparents, Harold Ferguson and Geneva Ferguson, both of Vandalia, Gracie Luper and James Luper Sr., both of Dallas; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Joshua Overton.

Arrangements are under the direction of Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.

Published by Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408

JEFFERSON NAGEL
Born on 02/04/1953
Departed on 04/27/2015

Resided in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Jefferson Nagel, 62, of Fredericksburg passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Nagel was an artist who enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his daughter, Margaret “Megg” Haynes and husband Jordan Haynes; grandchildren Kiley and Audrey; and brothers Steve and Eric Nagel.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 at St. George’s Episcopal Church.

Jennifer Varelans of Schertz, TX, born on August 6, 1960, passed away on April 27, 2015 at the age of 54.

Jennifer was an avid animal lover. She enjoyed volunteering for the San Antonio Livestock Exposition and was a proud supporter of the youth projects at the Bexar County Junior Livestock Sale, S.A.L.E and the Guadalupe County Livestock Sale.

Jennifer is preceded in death by her father, Ernest Absheer. She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Mike Varelans; mother, Betty Absheer; daughters, Lindsey Munsterteiger, Ashley Schwarz and Kendall Varelans; grandchildren, Olivia Schwarz, Zachary Munsterteiger; sisters, Tammy Absheer - Brown and Sandy Anderson.

The family will receive friends at 10:00AM on Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Schertz Funeral Home, with the Funeral Service to begin at 11:00AM. Pastor Joe Walts will be officiating. Interment will follow at Zuehl Cemetery in Marion, TX.

The family request in lieu of flowers that a memorial donation be made to Thrive Well Cancer Foundation Patient Assistance at Thrivewell.org

Published Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mary Helen Yoest, 91, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at The Bluffs.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 4, and funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, both at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Mary Helen was born June 2, 1923, in Murray, to parents George and Elizabeth Ballew.

She was preceded in death by husband, Lloyd F. Yoest, who died on April 2, 2015. They were high school sweethearts and had been happily married for 71 years. They met at Hickman High School, where they both graduated in 1941. Mary Helen continued her education at the University of Missouri for a year. She married Lloyd on Nov. 11, 1943, then moved to Florida to be with him when he enlisted in the Navy.

For many years, Mary Helen was a volunteer Pink Lady for Boone Hospital and Ellis Fischel Hospital. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and participated in several clubs, including the Wednesday Wives. She was an avid bridge player, competed in numerous tournaments and achieved the rank of Bronze Life Master. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and later became a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

Mary Helen was a devoted wife and loving mother. She cherished moments spent with her extended family and friends.

Mary Helen is survived by three children, David Yoest and wife, Alice; Diane and husband, Tom Mendenhall; and Donnie Yoest; five grandchildren, Joe, Jason, Taylor, Matthew and Cole; and four great-grandchildren.

She had a loving heart, was very generous, and will be severely missed by her family and friends.

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

Published Sunday, September 27, 2015

Elizabeth Ann English Orthwein, 81 passed quietly into eternity with the Lord on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Old Providence Cemetery in New Bloomfield.

She was born Oct. 19, 1933, in Carrollton, to William Francis English and Elizabeth Millsap Minter English, and was the wife of Dr. Charles Frederick Orthwein V, who all predeceased her.

Ann graduated from David H. Hickman High School in Columbia in 1951, and the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1955. While at Mizzou, Ann was a cheerleader, a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority, and the lead of the Savitar Follies.

Surviving are her two sons, Charles Frederick Orthwein VI (Teri) and William Francis Orthwein; two grandchildren, Karen Renee Orthwein and Charles Frederick Orthwein VII (Ashley), all of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a sister, Sarah Young of Kansas City; as well as numerous nieces and nephew.

Published Sunday, May 10, 2015

Robert Thurston Level, 93, of Columbia passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Parker Funeral Service, with burial afterwards at Red Rock Cemetery in Harrisburg. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015, at the funeral home.

Robert was born Jan. 27, 1922, to Aaron and Evangeline Thurston Level on the family farm in Hinton. He graduated Hickman High School in 1941 and joined the Air Force to serve his country bravely during World War II. He then returned to Columbia to become one of the best finish carpenters in the field.

He married Virginia Alieen Reed on Dec. 13, 1980. He worked as the superintendent of many construction sites all over Columbia for 35 years. Although he retired in January 1987, he continued woodworking up until his last year. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening, when he was not busy in his wood shop.

Robert is survived by his two daughters: Doris (Don) Rutherford of Fulton and Betty Level of Columbia; three grandchildren: Robert W. Kamp of Prairie Village, Kan., Billy Ryan Kamp (Angela) of Fulton and Kelly R. McCarville (Brandt) of Columbia; and nine great-grandchildren: Allison, Andrew and Emily Kribbs; Onyx, Karai and Arnett Kamp; and Makensie, Brogan and Declan McCarville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, five brothers, one sister and one granddaughter, Tracie Kamp Kribbs.

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

BY THE LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Dr. Larry K. Andrews, age 74, of Lincoln, died Saturday, May 9, 2015 of complications resulting from post-polio syndrome. Dr. Andrews was born October 10, 1940, to Senator Adam and Betty (Carruth) Andrews in Columbia, Mo. In 1958 he graduated from David H. Hickman High School in Columbia, home of the Kewpies, where he was active in speech, drama and music activities.

Dr. Andrews received his bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Missouri. At Mizzou he was a member of Phi Delta Kappa scholastic honorary fraternity and Gamma Kappa chapter of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.

He began his career as an educator by teaching two years at Jefferson, Iowa, and one year at Waverly, Iowa. He spent one semester as a visiting professor at the University of London. Larry was especially proud of the fact that his doctoral mentor was Dr. A. Sterl Artley, the creator of the Dick and Jane reading series published by Scott-Foresman Co.

The day after he received his Ph.D. Larry moved to Lincoln, where he was a faculty member and administrator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for 41 years. As a teaching assistant he was recognized as an Outstanding Teacher by the University of Missouri-Columbia chapter of Mortar Board. At UNL he was recognized three times for outstanding teaching by the Parents Club.

Dr. Andrews published four university-level textbooks, numerous articles in scholarly journals and turned to writing fiction and poetry upon his retirement. He published two novels, both of which, he said numerous times, "are still waiting to be discovered."

For 20 years during his tenure at UNL he was on the tennis courts during the lunch hour. He played softball and baseball beginning at age nine until he ended his playing career with city rec co-ed softball when ailing knees stopped him at age 50. He was an "enthusiastic but not particularly talented athlete" (his words). He enjoyed playing tennis, camping, hunting, and fishing.

Larry was an active lay person in the United Methodist Church, sang in church choirs, taught church school classes, organized book clubs, delivered sermons, and sponsored MYF groups. He was a member of the Lincoln Community Gospel Choir, where he met his wife-to-be, Ruthie Mabin Peterson.

He was also a life-long St. Louis Cardinal fan. One of his most prized possessions was his autographed photo of Cardinal Baseball Hall of Famer, Stan Musial.

Dr. Andrews is survived by his wife of 21 years, Ruthie; daughters Wyn, Lincoln; Sally, Seattle; granddaughter Siobhan Maree, Lincoln; step-son Curt Peterson (Jessica Buckley) and granddaughter Smith Elizabeth, of Denver. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, and cousins in Boone County, Mo. Larry never forgot that he was from Columbia and he was proud of his Boone County roots.

He was predeceased by his parents and his only sibling, his brother Mike.

Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 15, at New Hope United Methodist Church, 1205 N 45th Street, Lincoln. Rev. Dr. Anne K. Gatobu will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Lincoln High School Library Fund c/o Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, 5905 O St., Lincoln, NE 68510 or New Hope United Methodist Church, 1205 No. 45th St., Lincoln, NE 68503.

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ira Davis, well known in Mid-Missouri as a Professional Licensed Counselor and a personal friend to many in the recovery community, died peacefully Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at St. Louis University Hospital.

A Friends of Ira Davis Memorial Meeting and Potluck will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Missouri United Methodist Church — Whittler Hall, 204 Ninth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201. Go in main doors and turn right.

Ira was tirelessly devoted to helping those with substance abuse problems. He will be remembered for his efforts to encourage alcoholics and addicts to enter rehabilitation treatment programs and for the support that he provided to their family members.

Ira was preceded in death by his sister, Lola Nichols, and is survived by his son, Ian Davis.

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

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015

Robert A. Murphy, 84, of Boonville passed away the a fternoon of Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Harry S. Truman Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia.

A celebration of Robert’s life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at Davis Funeral Chapel with full military honors. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m.

Robert Alexander Murphy was born in Moberly on June 11, 1930, the son of Alexander Green Murphy and Juanita Bowden Murphy. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1948. He joined the Army as a military policeman and served his country with pride from 1948-1952. He stayed connected to his military friends throughout the years. He married Joan Frances Purdy on March 5, 1954, in Boonville.

Robert worked as a builder for more than 47 years and was proud of the buildings he built. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. His yard always looked like a golf course, as he took great pride in making sure it always looked good, and he loved to garden. Robert was always upbeat and happy, and he enjoyed singing karaoke and dancing. His lifelong goal was to be a police officer; this dream came true when he was hired as a detention officer for the Cooper County Detention Center.

Robert was preceded in death by parents; and his brother, James Lawrence Murphy.

He is survived by his wife, Joan, of the home; his children, Robert Dale Murphy and wife Bonnie of Boonville, Tommy Joe Murphy and wife Lynn of North Carolina and Teresa Lynn Paul and husband Mark of Ashland; a brother, Charles Richard Murphy and wife Delta of Columbia; his grandchildren, Evan, Cheyenne and Bryan Murphy, Chad Scott, Jill Moore, Seth Paul, Danny Paul, and Alex and Peyton Edwards; and his great-grandchildren, Ryley and Alyssa Murphy, Jack and Max Loy and Jacob Paul.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

Published Sunday, May 17, 2015

Joseph “Joey” D. Williams II, 22, of Columbia passed away May 14, 2015, at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 18, at Memorial Funeral Home. Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the funeral home.

Joey was born Jan. 12, 1993, in Columbia to Rebecca Test and Joseph Williams. In addition to his parents, Joey is survived by his three siblings, Jackson Osborn, Jakob Osborn and Jaden Perkins; his grandparents Deanna Duemmel and her husband William “Bill” Duemmel; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Mary “Ninnie” Alene Niles.

Joey was a 2011 graduate of Hickman High School. He was attending MACC as a 4.0 biomedical student. He loved to spend time with his family and many friends. He enjoyed hiking, music, traveling, photography, writing and singing. As a former lifeguard at Oakland Pool and the Arc, he loved the water and the sun.

Joey was a free spirit who loved everyone and was loved by everyone. He never met a stranger and was always open to giving advice or just listening. The world was truly blessed with a unique and intelligent soul, and he will truly be missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Joey’s name to any charity benefiting foster children.

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

Published in The Sacramento Bee on May 23, 2015.

Schaefer, William E. William "Bill" Schaefer, 87, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 in Sacramento, CA.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, May 29 at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Carmichael, CA. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Take Action initiative.

Bill was born December 1, 1927 in Columbia, MO to William J. and Eleanor Schaefer. He graduated from University of Missouri, Columbia and was stationed in Kwajalein Atoll during the Korean War. On May 26, 1951, after his military service, Bill married Virginia M. Royston and they moved to California. There, he earned his graduate degree in civil engineering from University of California, Berkeley and commenced his career at Caltrans.

Bill worked for Caltrans for 38 years and retired as Deputy Director and Chief Engineer. In 1990, Bill retired and, with Virginia, travelled extensively in their RV with friends. He was an avid Cal Bears fan, loved peanut brittle, enjoyed reading, gardening and spending time with his children and grandchildren. His unrelenting love and optimism were infectious.

Bill is survived by his three daughters, Teresa Owen and her husband Quentin of Atlanta, GA, Nancy Gifford and her husband Jim of West Sacramento, CA and Sue Beigie and her husband David of Bloomington, IL.; six grandchildren, Allie and Will Owen, Katrina and Sean Cunningham and Aidan and Matthew Beigie; his sister Eleanor Eidson and her husband Dennis of Palm Coast, FL and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings Ray Schaefer, Bob Schaefer, Alvera Patient and his wife, Virginia, in 2009.

Published Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Alva N. Caruthers Jr., 85, of Columbia passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015, surrounded by his family at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Parkade Baptist Church, 2102 N. Garth

Visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Norris was born on May 4, 1930, in Boone County, the son of Viola (Dodson) and Alva N. Caruthers Sr.

He was an Air Force veteran and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Parkade Baptist Church.

Norris was an avid reader and passionate about conservation. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, country music and loved his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Bonnie “Sue”; two sons, Jeff and Todd (Janet); daughter, Stacey (Micah) Baker; five grandchildren, Cameron and Danielle Caruthers and Logan, Olivia and Jackson Norris Baker; and one great-granddaughter, Kiley Wadlow.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Sondra Reynolds; one brother, W.A. Caruthers; and one infant brother.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Department of Conservation or to Parkade Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, May 31, 2015

Douglas Hedderich, 65, made his final bow and exited stage left on Friday, May 22, 2015.

Also known as Lester Zombie to his wide world of friends, Douglas was a Columbia native. A man of many talents and interests, including reading, photography and playing and listening to music. Douglas had a varied and unique collection of guitars and electronics, as he loved to play with sound.

Douglas asked that no services be held but wished to be remembered with donations made in his memory to two organizations: American Heart Association, 104 Corporate Lake Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203, and Lenoir Woods Benevolent Care Fund, 3710 Lenoir St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

So long and thanks for all the fish.

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

Published Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Vera G. Smith, 96, of Columbia passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Columbia.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Parkade Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born on Nov. 19, 1918, in Boone County, one of 12 children born to Maggie Lee (Lewis) and Alvy Bennett. Vera married Jim Carl Smith on April 19, 1938, in Boone County; he preceded her in death in 1989 after 51 years of marriage.

Vera only worked outside of her home before her marriage to Jim. She worked for a telephone company whose policy at the time was only single ladies could work for them. She kept her marriage quiet for several months before one day, while ironing in her room, her landlady at the time discovered her beau/husband in the hallway outside her room in the boarding house. She reported her to the phone company and she was promptly fired. So as they used to say, “the jig was up.”

Vera’s whole life was children. She took care of children in her home when she lived on Sexton Road and later had a licensed daycare center in her Kathy Drive home. She also ran or participated in the nursery at her Parkade Baptist Church. She often had these children bring their children into her home to meet her. She loved each of those kids and their mommies just as much. As the oldest of 10 siblings who lived on a farm in the Easley/Ashland area, she was the “home” for them in the summer as they came to Columbia to work.

Survivors include her daughters, Patricia Ann Mott and Betty Sue Brown; sons, Gerald “Jerry” Lee (Nancy) Smith and Carl “Benny” Smith (Ann Beasley); grandchildren, Lisa (Bill) Schnipke, Michael (Laura) Brown, Melinda Smith (Mel Chrestman), James Melvin (Lisa) Brown, Jennifer Smith, Matthew Smith, Amber (Scotty) Roberts, Benjamin Smith and Ian Smith; great-grandchildren, Bryan and Evan Brown, Carl James “CJ” and Christopher Brown, Kate Chrestman, Madelyn and Dalton Roberts; siblings, Medabeth (Bennett) Garrett, Marvin (Norma Dean) Bennett, Mitchell Bennett, Mary Lee (Bennett) Wren, Beverly (Bennett) (Melvin) Sapp and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Howard Bennett, Alvy Eugene (Gene) Bennett, Joyce (Bennett) Isom, Eddie Milton Bennett and two died in infancy.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Parkade Baptist Church Building Fund.

Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice Compassus for all of their generosity and support to Vera over the last several months.

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bruce Alan Homan, 59, of Columbia passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center of diabetes/heart complications. Cremation has taken place as he chose.

Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 28, with services at 6 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will take place at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Bruce was born July 28, 1955, in Clinton, the son of G. Thomas Homan and June Brechbuhler Homan.

Bruce was a 1973 graduate of Hickman High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1975.

He was an over-the-road trucker for more than 30 years. His interests include the trucking industry, Gold Wing motorcycles, NASCAR, mechanics, fishing and crossword puzzles.

Bruce was preceded in death by his wife Anita Hillgren (May 2014); sister April Fox (May 2013) and his father “Tom” Homan (April 1999).

Survivors include his mother, June; three brothers, Bryan (Audry) Homan, Barry Homan and Bryce Homan, all of Columbia; two nieces, Jodi (Eric) Swain of Fayette and Stacy (Joe) Spano of Columbia; and one aunt, Irene Owen of Columbia.

Memorials suggested to diabetic and heart organizations.

Condolences can be sent to the family at 308 Anderson Ave, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, May 31, 2015

Joseph Nelson Bell, 88, of Columbia passed away the morning of Saturday, May 30, 2015, at The Bluffs.

A visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Parker Funeral Service. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with burial afterwards at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Nelson was born Sept. 30, 1926, to John and Winnie Bell in Columbia. He married Anna Felber in 1946 and spent his life living and working in Columbia. Nelson served his country for four years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked very hard as the superintendent of the University of Missouri power plant and in his spare time enjoyed hunting and fishing. Nelson and Anna have been members of the Parkade Baptist Church for many years.

Nelson is survived by his wife, Anna; his daughter JoAnn Drane and significant other, Eddie Jenkins; his granddaughter Johnna Crone and husband, Jason; and great-grandchildren Jordyn and Jaxon Crone. Nelson is also survived by his brother David Bell and sisters Anita Semon and Mariana Langwell, as well as several nephews and nieces.

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

Published Thursday, June 4, 2015

Carrol T. Weaver, 87, of Belton passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at KU Medical Center.

Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Cullen Funeral Home in Raymore, and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. in Columbia. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 8, at Memorial Funeral Home, with burial after services.

Carrol was born on March 28, 1928, in Murry, the son of John and Willie Weaver.

Carrol worked for State Farm Insurance Co. in the claims department for 35 years. He enjoyed square-dancing and was a member of the Live Wires Square Dance Club and Crossroads United Methodist Church.

Carrol was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Nelda E. Weaver, and son, Thomas W. Weaver.

He is survived by his current wife, Ruth Weaver; two daughters, Linda C. Williams and her husband, George, and Cindy L. Baker and her husband, Rick; one daughter-in-law, Allison Weaver; and four grandchildren, Chris, Jason, Nicole and Valerie.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made payable to KU Endowment, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Mail Stop 3012, Kansas City, Kan., 66160, to benefit Acute Myeloid Leukemia Research.

Online contributions may be made at www.kuendowment.org/give. Please indicate that donations are for the Carrol Weaver memorial.

Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home.

Published Sunday, June 7, 2015

James F. Sanders, 27, of Columbia passed away Friday, June 5, 2015, in Columbia.

A celebration of life for James will be set for a later date.

James was born Dec. 29, 1987, in Columbia to Larry and Elizabeth Francis Sanders. He graduated in 2006 from Hickman High School and was currently working at Ingredient in Columbia.

He is survived by his parents, Larry and Liz Sanders of Columbia, brother Scott Sanders of Florida, and sisters Susan Sanders of Florida and Kimberly Sanders of Columbia.

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

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ted Cameron Snodgrass, 65, of Anderson passed away peacefully Friday, June 19, 2015, at his residence with his loving family by his side.

Memorial visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at this time. Memorial service for Ted will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Pam Jackson and the Rev. Doris Schlessman will officiate.

Ted was born April 21, 1950, in Bakersfield, Calif., to the late Eugene and Virginia (Flippin) Snodgrass. Ted married the love of his life, Alice Frances Carson, on Aug. 4, 1973, in Fayette.

He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army as an Army cook and later an MP. He continued his military career in the Missouri National Guard, retiring as a Master Sergeant after being deployed three times.

He graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia in 1968. Ted received his bachelor’s degree from Central Methodist University and received his master’s degree in education from the University of Missouri. He worked for 31 years as an educator, spending 14 years at Pilot Grove C-4 School and also at Kemper Military, Renick R-V and Cass County. He retired after 14 years from the McDonald County School District, where he served as principal of Pineville Elementary School and later Anderson Junior High School, retiring in December 2006.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother who raised him, Melba Coffee Snodgrass; and his two stepsiblings, Jennifer Berry and Rod Younger.

Ted is survived by his wife of 42 years, Alice Snodgrass; his children, Amanda Judy and husband Brian of Ft. Scott, Kan., Robert Snodgrass of Anderson and Michael Tripp of Bentonville, Ark.; two brothers, Dale Snodgrass and wife Jodi of Des Moines, Iowa, and Guy Snodgrass and wife Judy of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren, Lexi and Matthew Judy; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends who will dearly miss Ted.

Memorial contributions can be given to the McDonald County Schools Foundation or a school or charity with which you associate Ted’s memory in care of the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the Freeman Cancer Center and Dr. Matthew Miller and his staff.

Online condolences can be sent to the family through www.ozarkfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson.

Published June 26, 2015 by Kingman Daily Miner, Kingman AZ

Donna Dunham passed away June 19, 2015, at Royal Springs Healthcare in Las Vegas. She was born on Nov. 30, 1937, in Kansas City, Mo.

Donna is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Ed Dunham; her sister; Jan (Don) Freeman and nephew, Spencer Freeman, all of Golden Valley; cousin, Gary Palmer of California; granddaughter, Cheyenne Price; great-niece and nephew, Haley and Adam Freeman; and great-grandchildren, Destiny, Brandon and Nico, all of Kingman.

Donna was predeceased by her daughter, Jenni Price, in 2009.

Donna is also survived by her sister-in-law, Leah Daniel; nephews Richard and Rodney Couch; niece Rhonda Elovirta; and great-nieces Maja and Tia Couch, all of Kingman.

A memorial service will be held at Praise Chapel at a later date.


Published Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Melvin “Mel” Chandler, 79, went home to be with his Lord and Savior and his beloved wife, Rosemary, on Sunday, June 21, 2015.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, at Nilson Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Melvin L. Chandler was born June 6, 1936, to Raymond E. Chandler and Grace Lillian Asbury Chandler.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1954. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1954. His first ship was the USS Cascade AD16, and he later served on the USS Willis A. Lee DL4, which was part of the Suez Canal crisis in 1956.

He married the love of his life, Rosemary Mayes, on May 8, 1965, in Columbia. They were married 48 years.

From March 1960 until September 1999, Mel worked as a meat cutter. He spent 23 of those years at East Gate Foods with Mr. Dale Corneilson.

In 1968, Rosemary and Mel went to Springfield with six other families to form the Missouri Paint Horse Association. These families were from St. Louis, Kansas City and other parts of Missouri. Mel served on the Board of Directors. He raised Central Missouri’s first registered paint stallion, Kings’s X, registration number 7700. He also raised the champion quarter horse mare Unique Spirit and was the first paint horse breeder in Central Missouri.

In 1999, Mel retired and opened a gun shop, “The Second Amendment.”

What meant most to Mel was his wife, God, family and country. They came first in his life. He lived a rich, full life, not as far as money, but as far as the people he met and the lives he touched.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary; his mom and dad; brother, Richard and Richard’s wife, Donna; his father-in-law, Gerald Mayes and mother-in-law, Mary Lou Mayes.

Melvin is survived by goddaughter, Paulette Wetter (Andrew); godsons, Jakob and Max Wetter; nephew, Jeff Chandler (Tammy); and cousins, Thelma Kay Lazear (Gary). Many friends also survive.

The family would like to thank the special people with Boone Hospital Home Care and Hospice. They helped the family and Mel get through this transition.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to Cancer Research.

Published Friday, June 26, 2015

William “Jack” Tekotte, 91, of Springfield, formerly of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Willy and Kathryn Tekotte; and his loving wife of 59 years, Susie.

Survivors include his daughter, Jackie Tekotte of Springfield; his brother, Foster Tekotte, and his wife, Mary Ann; nephew Blake Tekotte, and his wife, Cheryl; two great-nieces; and one great-nephew.

Jack was a graduate of Hickman High School and was a Merchant Marine. He was a mechanic for T-Mac, where he worked and retired.

Jack loved watching baseball, especially the Royals and the Dodgers. Jack was a lifelong member of Bethany Baptist Church and will be missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri, 3161 W. Norton Road, Springfield, Mo., 65803.

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

Published Sunday, June 28, 2015

William “Bill” Selby, 80, a lifelong resident of Columbia, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, after a brief illness.

The burial will be conducted in a private ceremony at Memorial Cemetery in Columbia.

Bill was born to Shannon L. Selby and Margaret Martin on June 27, 1934, in Columbia. He graduated from Hickman High School and attended Tennessee Temple University and Baylor University. He joined the Army in 1955 and served for seven years.

He was the owner and president of Selby Heating and Air Conditioning in Columbia for 30 years before retiring in 2004.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean; his son Marty Selby and daughter-in-law Sandy of Arrow Rock; his son Michael Selby of Columbia; his granddaughter Beth Nease and her husband Stephen of Wooldridge; his granddaughter Catie Selby of Wooldridge; four great-grandchildren, Axton, Tate, Presley and Noah; and his beloved dog, Sammy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Kathleen and Norma.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Arrow Rock, www.friendsofarrowrock.org, in Bill’s memory.

Posted by May Funerals | Filed Under Obituaries and Condolences-June 29, 2015

Brian Griffin, 43, of Columbia, Mo. entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at his home. Funeral services will held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Columbia. Visitation will be from 11-12 Saturday at the funeral home.

Brian was born January 4, 1972 the son of Charles Loury and Luticha Griffin. He passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at his home. His dream was to be in law enforcement and he realized that by working for the Boone County Sheriff Department for a total of 11 years. He also worked for the city of Columbia as a CSA officer for two years. He was a die hard state of Illinois sports fan. The one exception being he loved the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.
He loved the Lord and he gave his life to Christ at an early age many years ago. He loved to make people laugh. He had a heart transplant at the young age of 19 and he defied the odds by living to the age of 43 and he had a son after undergoing the transplant. He was a great father to his children.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Katina Griffin, one son Darius Griffin , two daughters Briana Griffin and Naketa Clark, grandchildren Xzavion Holman, Zion Holman and Zabrionne Holman, his father Charles Loury, four sisters Sonya Griffin , Tina Strickland, Kim Houston and Mikyla Griffin. two brothers Corey Griffin and Jacob Griffin and a cousin/brother Courtney Taylor, one uncle John(Elaine) Fonville and one aunt Faith Roundtree, his mother-in-law Pauline Marteen, his brother-in-law Anthony Marteen, and his sister-in-law Delline Marteen, and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother Luticha Griffin, his grandparents Amos and Geraldine Fonville, two uncles Gerald and David Fonville, and twin brothers Steven and Dwayne Fonville.

Published Monday, July 6, 2015

Wendell Thomas Long, 60, of Sunbury, Ohio, and formerly of Columbia, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware after a courageous battle with cancer.

A memorial service officiated by his brother, Pastor Wayne Long, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at First Baptist Church, 12259 N. Old 3C Highway, Sunbury, Ohio. Calling hours will begin at 3 p.m. until the time of the service.

He was born on Dec. 13, 1954, in Columbia, the son of the late Aubrey Thomas and Myrtle Caroline (Ehler) Long.

Wendell studied electronics as a young boy in a special program for gifted students at the University of Missouri. He designed websites for himself and others. He was recruited by Dell to work in the IT department, where he headed up projects throughout the states.

He is survived by his wife, Chris Lawless of Sunbury; her children, Ben Brown of Columbus, Ohio, and Sam Lawless of Westerville, Ohio; Wendell’s children, Teala (Mikal) Abbott of Oklahoma, Tosha (Jared) Garnatz of Missouri and Abby Long of Lancaster, Ohio; and his brothers, Wayne (Barbara) Long of Oklahoma and Dennis (Wilda) Long of Missouri.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Donna McMinn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the James Cancer and Solove Research Institute, at The Ohio State University, 2500 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43210-9983. Please send cards and letters of sympathy to Chris addressed to the funeral home at 637 State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio, 43074. DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the family of Wendell Long and condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Published Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Carol E. Hannibal-Billingsley, 61, of Columbia was called to her heavenly home Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Southampton Place.

The family will receive guests from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Second Baptist Church, 407 E. Broadway in Columbia, with services following. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 West in Columbia.

Carol was born Sept. 20, 1953, to the late James E. Hannibal Jr. and Ora L. Connor Hannibal.

Carol was a lifelong resident of Columbia, graduating from Hickman High School. She attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

Carol worked at State Farm Insurance, Nowell’s Foods and, later, Boone County National Bank until her health forced her to retire.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Charles, of the home; stepchildren Charles Billingsley and Michelle Billingsley of North Carolina; special daughters Angel Midgyett and Deedra Crumble; her mother, of Columbia; brothers Donald (Linda) Connor and James (Debbie) Hannibal of Columbia; nieces Lenita of Omaha, Neb., and Brittany of Columbia; and nephew Adam Hannibal of Columbia.

She also leaves to mourn her passing in-laws; cousins; a host of friends; her goddaughter Mykayla Nelson of Columbia; and a very special friend, Nellie D. Robinson.

Her father and her brother Harold preceded her in death.

Arrangements are under the direction of HT May & Son Funeral Home.

Published by Moore Funeral Home-Southlawn Chapel, Tulsa OK (918) 663-2233

Betty C. Johnson, 87, died Sunday, July 5, 2015. She was born July 30, 1927 in Columbia, Missouri to Claude and Corda (Calvert) Craig. She met the love of her life, Ronald R. Johnson, while they were both in middle school. After his return from service in World War II, they married on June 20, 1948, in Columbia, Missouri.

Betty attended the University of Missouri and devoted her life to her husband’s career and her family. Ronald’s career provided them both the opportunity to travel the country and the world together. Following retirement, they divided their lives between Tulsa and Lake Wales, Florida.

Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years.

Betty has been a member of Boston Avenue United Methodist Church since 1972.

Betty is survived by: her daughter, Rhonda C. Johnson of Tulsa; son, Ronald C. Johnson of Florida; 3 grandsons, Ron Johnson, Jr. of California, Zach Johnson of Florida and Chase Johnson of Florida.

In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to: The American Cancer Society.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church.

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Elizabeth Ann Archuleta, 67, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015, in Columbia.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 16, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Bettie was born on June 21, 1948, in Raton, N.M., the daughter of Louise (Cordova) and Fermin Archuleta Sr.

Survivors include her sons, Clint (Mindi) Wilson and Tim (Nichole) Wilson; granddaughters, Kaitlyn, Addison and Sara Wilson; and brothers, Albert (Alice), Fermin and Sam (Robin) Archuleta.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her longtime companion, Kenneth Taggart.

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Evan Leonard Jones, 35, of Columbia passed away the morning of Monday, July 20, 2015.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated in his honor at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Sacred Heart Church in Columbia.

Evan was born July 18, 1980, to David and Maggie Hoban Jones in Columbia.

Growing up in Columbia, he graduated from Hickman High School and then went on to earn an associate degree at Full Sale College in Orlando, Fla. For the past five years, he worked alongside his family at Jones Belltone Hearing and Audiology. Evan was avid athlete, writer, musician, graphic designer and all-around Renaissance man. He co-founded the St. Louis Gatekeepers Men’s Flat Track Roller Derby League and participated in the sport as a player, coach and administrator. He approached these and all of his endeavors with focus and dedication. He touched many lives and will be deeply missed.

Memorials can be contributed to Wyatt’s fund, a foundation to help families with autistic children.

Evan is survived by his parents; sister Monica Ann Jones of Georgia; aunt Ann Hoban of Columbia; uncles, Clarence (Jim) Jones of Jefferson City, Sam Frink of Hermann and Michael Hoban of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Michael (Monica) Hoban and Dean (Beverly) Jones; and an aunt, Missy Frank

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

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Aug. 2, 2015

Donald E. Sutton, resident of Sunnyvale, 86, retired Lockheed engineer, passed away July 20, 2015.

Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Edna and Donald is survived by daughters Connie Ware and Cathy Patterson, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

He was born in Hastings, Minn., he had a Business Administration degree and was active in Heart of the Valley, "Santa's Helpers", SIRS and Stablemates of St. Justin's.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Wed., August 5th, St. Justin's Catholic Church, 2655 Homestead, Santa Clara. Donations to Heart of the Valley, Santa Clara.


Published in Kansas City Star on July 25, 2015

Henry A. Doenges, 70, passed away July 22, 2015, at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kan.

Henry was born Sept. 22, 1944, to Faye Eugene and Elizabeth Carey Doenges in Moultrie, Ga. He was raised in Columbia, Mo. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and received an honorable discharge. On May 30, 1991, he was united in marriage to Nancy Rigg. Henry owned a pest control business in Arizona and Texas, worked for JC Nichols as a commercial painting contractor. He also served his community as Stanton County Township Clerk for nine years.

Henry enjoyed shooting and took pride in keeping his acreage well maintained. He had fun shooting hedge apples with his kids. He was an avid Chiefs fan. He had quite the life full of adventure, intrigue, and laughter and he is on to his next adventure.

Henry is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Pamela Eugene Yarborough, King Henry Doenges, and Max Douglas Doenges; 12 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and sister, Jane Kendrick.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 605 O'Neal Ave., Osawatomie, Kan. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial is in Osawatomie Cemetery.

To leave a special message for the family online, please visit PenwellGabelOsawatomie.com

Arr.: Penwell-Gabel Osawatomie Chapel, (913) 755-6500.

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Richard Payton Allen, 75, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Mount Vernon, Wash., from a pulmonary embolism while surrounded by his family.

A memorial service for Rich will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Mount Vernon First United Methodist Church, 1607 E. Division St., Mount Vernon, Wash.

This University of Missouri Tiger was born to Barbara and Payton Allen on Nov. 10, 1939, in Columbia and proudly carried his Missouri roots throughout his life.

Rich graduated from the University of Missouri in 1962 with a forestry degree and joined the U.S. Army as a soils analyst in Frankfurt, Germany. After his discharge, he accepted a forestry position with Scott Paper in Skagit County, Wash.

Rich and the former Linda Reynolds were married on Nov. 9, 1968, in Mount Vernon. In the mid-1980s, he returned to the University of Missouri for graduate business school.

In 1995, Rich and Linda returned to Mount Vernon to take over Collins Office Supply from Bill and Betty Jean Collins.

Rich was an avid gardener and fisherman, unofficial church photographer, finder of obscure words in Scrabble, competitive pinochle player, enthusiastic Seahawks fan and loving grandfather.

The highlight of his fishing career was winning the Ucluelet B.C. Salmon Derby in 2011 while fishing with daughter Kim.

Richard is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Kris Blaser (Marc), Kim Allen (Maxine) and Heather Buser (Bill); four grandchildren, Samantha and Alexandra Blaser and Catherine and Carson Buser; sister Toni Lynn Allen; and his beloved Labradoodle, Phoebe.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Richard’s name to Be The Match, bethematch.org, or the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, mvfumc.org.

Published Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Ben W. Alexander, 79, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Lenoir in Columbia.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Memorial Funeral Home, with services at 2 p.m.

Ben was born Feb. 11, 1936, in Columbia to Ben F. and Lillian W. Alexander. He was a person who enjoyed traveling, reading, telling jokes to make people laugh and making friends. As a boy, he loved Scouting and especially going to summer camp at Lake of the Ozarks. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

In 1953, he and other Hickman High students were hired by the Oregon Forestry Department to be on a firefighting team for the summer near Roseburg, Ore.

In the fall of 1954, he enrolled at the University of Missouri and joined Phi Delta Theta fraternity. In the summer of 1955, at the age 19, he hitchhiked from Columbia to Point Barrow, Alaska. Also during his MU years he traveled though Europe.

After graduating from MU, he volunteered for the Army and served as a cryptographer. He requested duty in South Korea. During his tour of duty in South Korea, he was given a four-week leave during which he was able to travel to Japan, Cambodia, Thailand and India. On the trip, he was able to visit the ruins of Angkor, including the Angkor Vat Temple in northwest Cambodia. He was a member of the VFW.

When he returned to Columbia, he again enrolled at MU and earned a degree from the School of Education. For several years he taught junior high students in Denver, Colo., and Monroe City. After that, he returned to Columbia.

Ben and his father worked together managing some rental properties and two self-service laundromats. During this time he traveled to Africa, Turkey and India.

He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church and for many years taught a junior high Sunday school class. He was very proud of his nephews, Jeff and Paul, and took a great interest in their activities.

He is survived by his brother, Philip (Jane) of Columbia; two nephews, Jeffrey Alexander and Paul Alexander (Kristen); and two grandnieces and a grandnephew, all of Kansas City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Ben’s name. Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Friday, August 7, 2015

Kecia Marie Williams-Dudley, 50, of Columbia was called to glory on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at University Hospitals and Clinic.

Friends will be received from noon to 1:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, where funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. James E. Dudley Sr. officiating.

Kecia was born March 24, 1965, in Columbia, the daughter of Merle Slater and Carolyn Williams.

Kecia dedicated her life to Christ at a young age by being baptized at Log Providence Missionary Baptist Church, where she attended regularly. She graduated from David H. Hickman High School in the class of 1983 and was the first of the Williams family to attend the University of Missouri with academic excellence.

She later pursued her passion for cooking while working at The Bluffs Nursing Home, where she felt great joy while talking to the residents and advocating on their behalf. She was intelligent, outgoing and never met a stranger. She opened her home to anyone in need. She was a loving partner, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She enjoyed reading and mastered the art of cooking. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Kecia is survived by her loving partner of 29 years, Carl Dudley; two daughters, Keyona L. McBride and Jessica M. Dudley; two sons, Larry E. McBride and Carlos L. Dudley, all of Columbia; nine grandchildren, Keondre McBride, Khrislyn Robinson, Kaylyn Hayes, Kadarria Robinson, Tedarrian McBride, Maurianna Robinson, Jakaiden McBride, Kordaryn Dudley and Cordarra Dudley; one sister, Kimberly L. Williams of Overland Park, Kan.; two half-sisters, Rebecca Colbert and Susie Slater of Columbia; a special cousin, Annette Turner; two nieces, Shanquail Williams and Kimberly Hyler; one nephew, Clyde Hyler III of Columbia; and a host of cousins and friends.

Kecia was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents, Pearl Williams and Elbert Williams; three aunts; and two uncles.

Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., (573) 442-7112. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.

Published Sunday, August 9, 2015

Carolyn L. (Wilkerson-Lathrop) Webster, 76, passed away on Aug. 5, 2015.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at Hazelwood Cemetery in Springfield, Mo., under the care of Greenlawn Funeral Home East. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A celebration of life service will be Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at 7156 W. Forevergreen Drive, Columbia, Mo.

She was born on Oct. 3, 1938, in Columbia, where she lived for 42 years. She resided in Springfield for the last 32 years. Carolyn enjoyed gardening, traveling and cooking.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Ernest Jack Webster Jr., her parents, Royer and Louise (Bishop) Wilkerson, and her husband of 22 years, Carl E. Lathrop. She is survived by her daughters, Tanaine Kulich and husband, Jim, of Columbia and Yvette Eby and husband, Scott, of Republic; two grandchildren, Dustin and Caty Eby; two brothers, David and Kenny Wilkerson; two stepdaughters; three stepsons; 12 stepgrandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials, in lieu of flowers, be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 301 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38103.

Published Sunday, August 16, 2015

Ray William Tanner, 75, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at Memorial Funeral Home, with service at 2 p.m.


Ray was a member of the Bowling Hall of Fame as well as VFW Post 280 and the American Legion. He loved being with friends and eating at 63 Diner and Broadway Diner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Memorial Funeral Home, in care of Ray Tanner.

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

Submitted by the family of Gordon Dietz

Gordon Lee Dietz passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday August 6, 2015 at the age of 71 in Camarillo, CA after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Flint, Michigan to Henry and Vinnie Dietz on September 8, 1943. He and his brother, Roger were raised in Columbia, Missouri.

Gordon moved to Camarillo in the mid 1960’s and began a 40 year career at Verizon Communications (GTE).

Gordon is survived by his daughter, Barbara Peterson (Brian), son John Dietz and his grandson Adam Roper, all of Camarillo. His former wife Carolyn Roemelen (Chris) of Auburn, CA. Also his nephew and niece, Roger Dietz and Rosemary Moss and their families of Fulton, Missouri.

Gordons quirky sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him. He will forever be in our hearts. Per his wishes, no services will be held.

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Sandy K. Finch, 65, of Florissant, MO, died peacefully on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at her home.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at the Butterfly House in Faust Park from 12-4pm.

Sandy was born May 23rd, 1950, in Nacogdoches, Texas to O.T. and Tempie Morton.

Sandy married Gordon N. Finch on April 23rd, 1978 in Las Vegas, NV and he survives.

Sandy graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia, MO. After high school she became a hair dresser and owned her own beauty shop. She went on to create the Wooly Whooo Owls that sold across the country. In 1992 she became a bus driver and drove for 24 years, loving every child she drove.

Survivors also include a brother, Bud Morton of Sikeston, MO; one daughter, Alicia Schroeter of O’Fallon, MO; two step sons, Mark Finch of Lakeside, CA and Greg Finch of Torrey Pines, CA; four grandchildren, Austin Finch of Lakeside, CA, David Schroeter of O’Fallon, MO, Shelby Finch of Torrey Pines, CA and Taylor Schroeter of O’Fallon, MO.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Margie Kramer and her daughter Amanda Finch.

In lieu of flowers, donations to: Water for life (www.lifetoday.org), in the name of Sandy Finch would be appreciated.

Published Sunday, August 16, 2015

Irvin F. “Butch” Whittler, 62, of Columbia slept into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at Boone Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Latter House Ministries. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at Woodcrest Chapel.


Irvin Francis Brown Jr. Whittler was born on June 10, 1953, to Irvin Francis Brown Sr. and Elizabeth Mae Bass in Philadelphia, Pa.

Irvin, fondly referred to as Butch, attended Columbia public schools and was a proud graduate of Hickman High School. He served as president of the Class of 1971.

Throughout his childhood, he was involved in 4-H at the county, state and national levels. He became the first black 4-H president for the state of Missouri. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

Butch began his career in education by teaching in Boston public schools for three years.

He returned to Columbia and worked at West Junior High School for 18 years in several positions, including counselor, home school communicator and dean of student activities. In 2001, he received the NAACP Teacher of the Year Award.

While working on his master’s degree, he met Kay, his loving and faithful wife of 21 years, and they resided in Columbia.

Upon retirement from Columbia Public Schools in 2004, he began working as the Northeast Region field service coordinator with the Missouri State Teachers’ Association until his death.

In addition, he served on the executive boards of several not-for-profit organizations, including the 4-H Foundation and Great Circle. He was an elder and minister at The Latter House Kingdom Ministries. Butch also worked as a funeral director for H.T. Holwell May.

Survivors include his wife, Kay, of the home; his daughter, Candias (Marcel) Hardin; three grandsons, Maurice, Tre and Bryce Banks of Columbia; two sisters, Barbra (David) Horrell of Columbia and Robin (Homer) Butler of Des Moines, Iowa; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Bass (Jackmon); his father, Irvin Francis Brown Sr.; his father, Robert Whittler; and his nephew, Robert (Ricardo) Simmons.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Latter House Child Care Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of HT May & Son Funeral Home.

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Charles W. “Bill” Sontag, 78, of Columbia passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2015.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at the funeral home.

Bill served in the U.S. Navy on USS Valley Forge. He was also an insurance company inspector and a farmer.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Barbara of the home; son, James ”Jim” Sontag; three siblings, Harold Sontag (Clara) of Columbia, Roy Sontag (Marshia) of North Carolina and Iola Grant (Robert) of Columbia; and granddaughter Kelsey Sontag of Columbia.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Phala Sontag, and son Randy Sontag.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Hospice Advantage.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Bill Sontag’s Memorial Fund.

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

Published by Greenlawn Funeral Homes, 3540 E Seminole, Springfield MO 65809 August 21, 2015

Curtis W, “Curt” Brown, 80 of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, August 19 in his home. He was born in Columbia, Missouri on December 26, 1934. He was the only child of Elvin and Margaret (Lanham) Brown.

He was a graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri. In high school and college he played the drums in dance and jazz bands to work his way through college. He served in the US Army in the mid 50s with the 101st Airborne Division Public Information Office as well as the 101st Division Band. He attended University of Missouri and was in the Marching Mizzou Band.

Curt was a lifelong radio broadcaster, starting in 1955. In 1969 he joined KTTS as General Manager and remained in that position until he retired in 1999. In 2012, he was inducted into the Missouri Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He served as President of the Missouri Broadcasters Association, President and founding member of the Springfield Ad Club. He served on the National Association of Broadcasters Board, the Associated Press Broadcasters Board, and Country Radio Broadcasters Board. He served on numerous local boards and was active in the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Southeast Rotary. He volunteered weekly at Mercy Hospital. In the 60s he was named “Boss of the Year” by a local women’s group for hiring the first woman DJ, newsperson, and sales representative.

During his 31 years at KTTS, he was honored as General Manager of Year by Radio and Records Magazine and General Manger of Year and Distinguished Broadcaster by the Missouri Broadcasters Association. Under his leadership, KTTS won the Marconi Award for Radio Station of the Year in 2000. Curt was well known for his award-winning editorials, something he continued until his passing.

Curt had a positive impact on so many lives in his personal and professional life. He lived by his favorite saying, “Make Today Count”. He was an avid sailor and found great pleasure on the lake.

Curt is preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Janice Wood Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Decema “Dee” Brown of Springfield; son, Steve Brown and wife Patti; daughter Julie and husband Rodney; grandchildren Nathan, Hannah and Nicole; step-children, Jeff Wagner, Kevin Wagner, Sheryl Stevens; six step-grand children and seven step-great grand children.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2833B East Battlefield, Suite 100, Springfield, MO 65804 or Missouri State University Foundation, Curt Brown Memorial Media Scholarship, 901 S. National, Springfield, Missouri 65897.

Funeral Services will be held at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 2210 W. Republic Road, Springfield, Missouri on Monday, August 24 at 10 a.m. Visitation will be held Sunday at Greenlawn East, 3540 E. Seminole, Springfield, Missouri from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Published Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sylvia Guffin Noel, 80, of Columbia passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at her home in the care of her loving daughters.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Calvary Episcopal Church, followed by a burial at Columbia Cemetery. A reception will be held after at Calvary Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Noel was born July 19, 1935, in Columbia, the daughter of Virginia B. and Lawrence H. Sapp, who predeceased her. She graduated from Hickman High School and the University of Missouri, where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in English; she was a member of Delta Delta Delta, Theta Sigma Phi, Sigma Alpha Iota and Kappa Tau Alpha.

She married Duane Turner Jr. in 1958; he passed in 2003. She taught at the University of Missouri, Hood College (Md.) and Columbia College. She resigned from Hood College in 1991 as the dean of students to return to the Midwest. She had been a member of the National Association of Women Deans and Counselors, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the American Association of University Professors, and the American Association of University Women.

She also was a member of the Boone County Hospital Society, The University of Missouri Alumni Association, The readers, the Ruth Major Circle of King’s Daughters and Calvary Episcopal Church.

She married Richard B. Noel in 1991; he passed in 1999. Sylvia was an accomplished pianist and a true lover of music. She was an avid birdwatcher and always enjoyed nature.

Mrs. Noel is survived by daughter Carolyn Turner Mareck and her husband, Thomas, of Barrington, N.H., and daughter Victoria Turner Roden and her husband, Robert, of McKinney, Texas; grandsons, Daniel, Ethan and Peter Mareck; a brother, Lawrence H. Sapp Jr. and his wife, Margaret, of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Gordon Evans Sapp, died in 2003.

Memorial gifts are suggested to the Boone County Historical Society, the Humane Society or Calvary Episcopal Church.

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

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Jane Faurot Hazell, 82, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at her home.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Calvary Episcopal Church with the Rev. Knute Jacobson officiating. The family will greet friends after the service in the parish hall. Interment will take place privately for the family at Columbia Cemetery.

She was born May 18, 1933, in Kirksville, the daughter of Don Faurot and Mary Davidson Faurot. She was a graduate of Hickman High School, Class of 1951. She attended and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1955.

On Feb. 2, 1957, she married Richard Hazell, also of Columbia, who survives at their home. They lived in Germany, Kilgore, Texas, Morgan City and New Orleans, La., Littleton, Colo., and Westport, Conn., before coming back to Columbia in 1987.

In addition to her roles as wife, mother and grandmother, Jane was an educator, having taught at all levels in Louisiana and Colorado. She was a proud member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority as a student and as a board member in her adult years. She belonged to the King’s Daughters (Ruth Major circle). Jane enjoyed playing bridge, tennis and golf, usually at the Country Club of Missouri. She was a two-term member the Planning and Zoning Commission for the city of Columbia.

In addition to her husband, Jane is survived by her children, Don Hazell (Dr. Jennifer Hagman) of Golden, Colo., Jeannie Perry (Rod) of Columbia, D. Tully Hazell (Julie) of Atlanta, Ga., and Andrew Hazell (Susana Fuster) of Madrid, Spain; two sisters, Mary Aileen Edwards of Waco, Texas, and Julie Crum of La Canada, Calif. Janie had eight grandchildren, Nick and Marisa Hazell of Golden, Colo., Michael Petrik of Denver, Colo., Madeline and Dustin Perry of Columbia, Alexandra and Mallory Hazell of Atlanta, Ga., and Sandra Fuster of Madrid, Spain. She also considered Rebecca Lane Bryan of New Orleans, La., a member of the family. Jane was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be given to the Don and Mary Faurot Golf Scholarship, Tiger Scholarships at the University of Missouri.

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 Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Russell N. Semon, 89, of Rocheport passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at his home.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Russell was born Dec. 11, 1925, in Boone County to parents Raymond N. and Elsie McQuitty Semon, who preceded him in death, and sister, Frances Wade.

Russell was a veteran of World War II and retired from Rocheport Post Office as a rural carrier and was a part-time farmer. He was a member of Woodlandville Methodist Church and Post 280 VFW.

Survivors include his loving wife of 32 years, Julia Semon, of the home; two daughters, Lorelei ”Lora” Crane (AD) of Columbia and Lauretta Enochs (Kirk Foster) of Columbia; three grandchildren, Stacy Mahan, Shawna Crane and Betsy Enochs (Shawn Dey). He also leaves two great-grandsons, Lane and Cole, and a great-granddaughter on the way.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Woodlandville Methodist Church.

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

Published Sunday, September 6, 2015

Robert L. Sapp, 81, lifelong resident of Boone County, passed away at his home on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.

Private family graveside services will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Robert Laverne Sapp, the second son of Ina Mae (Grindstaff) and Fred Shadrick Sapp was born on March 23, 1934, in Boone County. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1953 and served in the U.S. Army for two years, 1953 to 1955.

Robert was a lifelong farmer. Along with his brother, Marvin, they farmed 1,100 acres, including acreage in the McBaine Missouri River bottom that is now part of the Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area. Besides farming, Robert owned and operated an excavating company for several years. He developed Vantage Pointe subdivision in Columbia and Mystic Ridge subdivision in Centralia. He was a partner in developing Thornbrook subdivision located where he had resided and farmed for almost 50 years; the new Beulah Ralph grade school is located on the same farm. Robert was a founding partner of Columbia Ready Mix. He was a member of the American Legion and the Eagles Club.

Robert played baseball for many years and was one of the best hitters in semipro baseball in the area. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Missouri Tigers fan. Robert was a very proud father and grandfather. Robert courageously fought skin cancer and heart disease for many years.

On March 20, 1954, Robert married the love of his life, Jane Crews of Columbia, and together they shared 61 years of marriage; she survives of the home. Other survivors include his daughter, Deborah (Mike) Walther of Columbia; son, Dr. Randall (Jenny) Sapp of St. Joseph; granddaughters, Katelyn Sapp of Kansas City and Rachel and Madison Sapp of St. Joseph; brother, Marvin (Kathleen) Sapp of Columbia; five nieces; one uncle; four aunts and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Alex Durgin.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice Compassus and to Robert’s nurse, Nikki.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Thursday, September 10, 2015

Gary L. Warren Sr., 67, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Columbia, passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Millard Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at The Crossing Church. Interment with military and fire service honors will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born on Nov. 11, 1947, in Columbia, the son of Leonidas Roderick Warren and Margaret Corinne Williams, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 28, 1967, he was united in marriage to Billie Jean Jackson Warren, who survives in their home.

Gary graduated from David H. Hickman High School in the class of 1967. He furthered his education at Columbia College, earning an associate degree in fire science and a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Gary served in the Columbia Fire Department for 21 years before retiring. He was a fire marshal, training officer and deputy fire chief. Upon retirement, he relocated to Texas to become the executive director of the Texas Commission of Fire Safety. He also was instrumental in aiding the state of Texas in joining the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress. He was a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Gary was an avid fan of all University of Missouri athletics. He was the first recipient of the city of Columbia’s Dr. Martin Luther King Award. He played basketball and baseball in his youth and golf in his adult years. He loved anything that involved his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Gary is survived by two sons, Gary L. Warren Jr. and wife Maya of Columbia, and William Warren and wife Jennifer of Pflugerville, Texas; four grandchildren; three sisters, Janice (Don) Petterson of Atlanta, Ga., Kathleen (Jim) Ludeman of Ivanhoe, N.C., and Karen “Paula” (Elder Lonnie Jr.) Sanders of Marion, Ind.; one brother, Barry Warren of Long Beach, Calif.; one brother-in-law, George Lee Crum of Columbia; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Connie Crum and Brenda Warren Jackson; and one infant brother.

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

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

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Carolyne Sue Culotti, 70, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died Sunday, September 6, 2015.

She was born May 10, 1945 to the late Gaylord & Marth (Ellis) McIlvain. Carolyne was a member of Christian Ministries Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Don Culotti and a brother Judd McIlvain.

She is survived by her daughter Christi-Ann Faith Baldwin & her husband Hal Miller; a brother Gary McIlvain & his wife Val; and a sister-in-law Herlinda McIlvain.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm Thursday, November 12, 2015 with Rev. Mark Adams officiating.

Published Friday, October 9, 2015

Daniel E. Sleper, 44, of Milwaukee, Wis., died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Milwaukee.

A private graveside service involving immediate family members was held Thursday Oct. 8, 2015, at Broadway Christian Church Memorial Gardens.

Daniel was a graduate of Hickman High School and the University of Missouri. He also received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Western Governors University. Daniel worked as a computer programmer in the information technology industry.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Jaime Sleper of Columbia; two children, Benjamin and Sydney Sleper of Pingree, Ill., from a previous marriage; stepsons, Matthew and Austin Gwin; his father, David Sleper; sister, Kimberly Hurtado, brother-in-law Joe Hurtado; step mother, Lynn Barnett; and nieces Abby and Lucy Hurtado of Columbia.

Daniel was preceded in death by his mother, Elaine Sleper and step-son K.C. Gwin.

Memorials may be designated to the Chancel Choir at Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway.


Published Thursday, September 17, 2015

Kathy M. Frech, 49, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at home.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Memorial Funeral Home, with service to follow at 3 p.m.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Jim Frech, and daughter Katie Jo Frech of the home. She also leaves her loving parents, Fred and Donna Martz; four siblings, Erich Martz (Janet) of Kansas City, Kile Martz and partner Craig Anderson of Wisconsin, Connie Weable of Columbia and Kathy’s twin brother, Kevin Martz (Fay) of Columbia; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She will be missed by all who knew her.

Kathy enjoyed spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks, shelling on the beach in Florida and seeing new places. Cooking dinner with Katie, hanging out with her dogs and entertaining friends were some of Kathy’s happiest moments at home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Research Center of Columbia, or “CRC,” 3501 Berrywood Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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

Published Sunday, September 27, 2015

Darron Ray Crum, 54, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at his home.

Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Millard Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Darron was born July 23, 1961, in Columbia, the son of the late Herbert W. “Pee-Wee” Crum Sr. and Eunice Bush Crum, who survives.

Darron attended David H. Hickman High School, Class of 1979. Like his father before him, Darron worked for the city of Columbia for several years. In his younger years, he liked to play basketball and had the nickname “Cornbread.” He always loved music, yardwork and doing projects with his father. He was a one-of-a-kind man who took care of his Moma and loved all his grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, Darron is survived by his children, Shanelle Hickem (Ricky Hunt) and Alonzo Hickem; his brothers and sisters, Cossandra Crum, Gerod (Vida) Crum, Carmelita Crum, all of Columbia, Herbert (Monica) Crum Jr. of Oswego, Ill., and Damon (Shermica) Crum of Columbia; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives.

Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203. (573) 442-7112. Condolences can be left for the family online at www.millardfamilychapels.com.

Published Monday, September 28, 2015

Jesse Todd, 94, a resident of Columbia for 91 years, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo.

Funeral service will be 12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at First Baptist Church on Broadway, and burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Jesse was born May 17, 1921, in Columbia to Virgil and Lovey Mae Toalson Todd. He was a 1940 graduate of Hickman High School and served two years in the U.S. Army during World War II. While in the military, he served as an MP before becoming a surgical tech at a hospital in Manila, Philippines. He married Lois Hulen in Columbia on Dec. 8, 1950; she preceded him in death on July 5, 2003.

Jesse was a mail carrier in northeast Columbia for the U.S. Postal Service for 33 years before he retired in 1977. He later opened Salon of Todd, where he worked as a hairdresser for several more years. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and volunteered as a ticket taker for Mizzou baseball. He loved Cardinals baseball and the Mizzou Tigers.

Survivors include two daughters, Adrienne Kruse (Jesse) and Alice Huhman (Roger), both of Columbia; brother Nelson Todd of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, Wesley Kruse and Sara Cuno of Columbia, Todd Huhmann (Hannah) of Seattle, Wash., and Jeff Huhman (Lindsey) of Derby, Kan.; and three great-grandchildren, Damien, Shelbi and Camden Todd.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; three brothers; and one sister.

Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Mo., or to a charity of your choice.

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

Published Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Edward Nowell Gibbs, 90, passed on to his heavenly home Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Mr. Gibbs lived a full life. He was an honorable man, husband, father and friend.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Memorial Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St., preceded by a noon reception with light lunch available for those who wish to come early and visit with Edward’s friends and family. A graveside ceremony with military honors will follow the funeral service.

Edward was born Aug. 11, 1925. He served in the Army Air Force in World War II and was MIA and POW after being shot down in Germany. As a veteran, he was a member of the Ex-Prisoners of War, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.

A Columbia native and Hickman High School graduate, Edward married his high school sweetheart, Kitty Sue Stewart. They shared a rich life together, raising four children. He worked for the post office and other businesses in Columbia before moving the family to southern California, where Edward and Kitty Sue founded Gibbs Hardware and Paint. In 1970 they returned to Columbia, where Edward worked for 3M until retiring. In 2006, he married Edy Rodgers, a dear friend to Kitty Sue and Edward since high school. Before his passing, Mr. Gibbs was well taken care of and honored at the Mexico Veterans Home.

A man of all trades, Mr. Gibbs could fix pretty much anything. While employed full time at 3M, he worked on his farm alongside his son Scott. You always could count on Edward to be a good example, to have a quick comeback, a sarcastic remark and a sweet smile. He was a hardworking, fun-loving, honest man, deeply beloved by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Edy; his children, Scott Gibbs (Vanette), Merideth Fiore (Joe), all of Columbia, and Linda Wallace (Ronnie) of Fort Worth, Texas; his daughter-in-law, Debbie Gibbs of Utah; Edy’s children Maggy Danley (Dan), Sally Foster (Greg) and Chris Cheavens (Mary), all of Columbia; 29 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.

Edward was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Kitty Sue Stewart Gibbs; his son Ned Gibbs; his parents, Edward Fisher (Ned) and Sarah Nowell Gibbs; and his sisters Betty Case, Emily McCaslin and Jane Parker.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Disabled American Veterans or Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia.

Published Thursday, October 1, 2015

William George Tuttle, 61, passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.

Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park in Marietta, Ga.


A native of Waterloo, Iowa, William graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia and was a member of the Twilight Lodge of AF & AM No. 114 of Columbia.

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

Published Thursday, October 1, 2015

Stephen Lee See, 63, passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 30, 2015, at Parkside Manor in Columbia.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.


Stephen is survived by his daughter, Tavia Jo See; three brothers, Shelby See, Bill See and Larry Peyton; and two sisters, Sharon Hampton and Cindy Sirois.

Condolences can be left for the family online at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Kim Beasley, 45, of Columbia passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at her home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at Memorial Funeral Home, with a memorial service at 7 p.m.

Kim who was a loving and compassionate person, is survived by her mother, Thi-Van Curtis, and husband Dr. Jack Curtis; her father, William Beasley; sister Liza Imlay and husband Dr. Sherwin Imlay; and sister Tanya McVey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness at www.nami.org.

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

Published Friday, October 9, 2015

Former Columbia Fire Chief Toot Wren, 87, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at Woodcrest Chapel, 2201 W. Nifong Blvd. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Dora May Wren, of the home; three sons, Greg Wren and wife Barbara of Columbia, Bruce Wren of Kentucky, and Philip Wren and wife Gale of Harrisburg; and grandchildren Joshua G. Wren and Curtis Bruce.

Chief Toot was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Ira and Eunice Ann (Girard) Wren; and his two sisters, Lydia Calvert and Elaine Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Toot and Dora May Wren Firefighter Equipment Fund at 2000 E. Broadway, Box 180, or Central Bank of Boone County.

Condolences can be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, October 11, 2015

Mary Mildred Forbes, 94, of Columbia passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at Memorial Funeral Home, with visitation one hour before service.

Mildred was born Dec. 7, 1920, in Boone County to Everett and Ina Hartley West. On Nov. 9, 1946, she married Lowell Forbes, who preceded her in death.

Mildred graduated from Hickman High School.

She attended beauty school and went to Kansas City during the war to work in a defense plant, which is where she met Lowell, the love of her life. They moved back to Columbia after the war and were blessed with one daughter, Betty Nichols Ghio.

Mildred went on to work for Missouri Telephone Co., which became General Telephone, and she spent 33 years there before retiring. After Mildred retired, she and Lowell traveled to every state in the union except Maine. Mildred loved to travel and was always ready to go, even if it was just a Sunday drive in Boone County.

Mildred loved her church and was a member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church. She also belonged to the Rebekah Lodge for more than 50 years.

Mildred is survived by: daughter Betty, and her two children, Christi Nichols Dawson, husband Scot, and Clif Nichols, wife Dawn; stepson Bob Forbes and wife Zaidee and grandsons Terry Forbes and William L. Forbes, all of Iowa. Mildred was blessed with eight great-grandchildren.

Mildred was preceded in death by an infant brother, her parents, granddaughter, stepson Bill and her husband, Lowell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus, 3050 I-70 Drive S.E., Columbia, Mo., 65201, or a charity of donor’s choice.

Published Friday, October 16, 2015

Glen A. Strothmann, 59, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at the Columbia United Church of Christ, I-70 Drive N.W., with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at the church.

Glen was born Nov. 14, 1955, in Washington, Mo. He attended Benton Elementary School, Jefferson Junior High and Hickman High School. He later attended Gem City College in Quincy, Ill., to pursue his interest in jewelry, watchmaking and hand engraving. He was engaged in the jewelry and watch business for several years in California, New York, St. Thomas (USVI) and St. Louis.

In 1990, Glen found his calling in the real estate business and became a Realtor, working for RE/MAX Boone Realty. He received the 1992 Columbia Board of Realtors Joel Radman award, was named the 2000 Columbia Board of Realtors salesperson of the year, was named the 2001 Missouri Association of Realtors salesperson of the year and received numerous other awards and recognitions. He served as a director of the Columbia Board of Realtors, Missouri Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Glen later focused on real estate development and investment, developing and purchasing numerous properties in the Columbia area.

Glen enjoyed spending time with his family, travel, gardening, snow-skiing, water-skiing and managing his businesses.

He is survived by his wife, Snezana, and son, Noah, age 8; mother, Jean Strothmann of Columbia; sister, Sharon Renken (Jim) of Cumming, Ga.; brother, Wayne Strothmann (Denise) of Clinton; seven nieces and nephews; six great-nieces and great-nephews; and aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey Strothmann.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

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

Published in Kansas City Star on Oct. 25, 2015

Susan Elizabeth Mowrer Anderson, 63, of Leawood, KS, passed away on October 24, 2015 at Kansas City Hospice. Susan was born on September 24, 1952 in Kirksville, MO to John and Valdeen Mowrer.

She was a creative, artistic, and outgoing person who made everyone smile who came in contact with her. She was a member of the Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA and Equity. She taught theatre at the University of Miami and the University of Florida. She acted in numerous theatre productions in a variety of locations, including New York City. She attended Stephens College, the University of Missouri, and the University of Florida. She has an MFA from the University of Missouri.

Susan loved watching her son play baseball, who in her mind, never threw a ball. She was the Activities Director at Leawood Country Club; she was a master at creating unique party and social activities that were loved by all. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and she loved her numerous cats and dogs like royalty. She will be terribly missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and C. Valdeen Mowrer; parents-in-law, William and Mae Anderson; grandparents, Claude and Daisy Mowrer, Dolphus and Ruth Haigler; and her aunt, Virginia Haigler.

Susan is survived by her husband, Michael; son, Erik (Felicia) of Omaha, NE; brother, Mike (Jean) Mowrer of Kennett, MO; sister, Linda (Rich) McCollom of the Villages, FL; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday October 27, 2015 at 4PM at Johnson County Funeral Chapel and Memorial Gardens, 11200 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the MS Society and Kansas City Hospice. Fond memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.johnsoncountychapel.com Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 913-451-1860, wwwjohnsoncountychapel.com.

Published October 28, 2015 by Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.

U.S. Veteran James Loren Crosswhite, age 86 years, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday, October 26, 2015 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, Missouri. Memorial service will be held October 31, 2015, 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church, Clinton, Missouri. Visitation will take place one hour prior to service. A private family burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund or The Wounded Warrior Foundation and may be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

James Loren Crosswhite was born August 8, 1929 in Columbia, Missouri to Leslie and Lena (Sanker) Crosswhite. He graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri. Loren served in the United States Army at Fort Lewis, Washington. Loren worked for Consolidated Supply Company traveling the state of Missouri selling plumbing and heating supplies. In 1983 he married Mary; in November of that same year they began L&M Supply Company. They operated their business until September 2011 when they sold it. He was a member of First Baptist Church since moving to Clinton in 1959 and worked with a group to form Northeast Baptist Church. Loren and Mary traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada making lasting friendships along the way. Loren loved fishing and fished in Canada, South Dakota, and Truman Lake. Loren will be missed by his family as well as a host of friends across the United States.

Loren was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and one brother. He is survived by his wife Mary, of the home; two daughters, Marcia Lea Crosswhite of Clinton, Missouri and Melanie Lynn Grissett of Colorado Springs, Colorado; three grandsons, Paul Brett (Pamela) Barbee of North Carolina, Joshua Lance (Kelly) Grissett of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Marshall Loren Ware of Deepwater, Missouri; granddaughter Katrina Dawn Ware (Levi) Keithley of Clinton, Missouri; 8 great grandchildren, and sister Margaret Brettingen. Loren is also survived by three step-children, Sandy Delapp of Lee's Summit, Missouri, Nancy Allen of Clinton, Missouri, and Alva (Tammy) Allen III of Clinton, Missouri; five step-grandchildren, Aaron (Kim) DeLapp of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Amanda Myers of Springfield, Missouri, Alva Allen IV of Kansas City, Missouri, Jacob (Lindsey) VanBuren of North Carolina, and Alex Allen of Florida; three step great grandchildren; brother-in-laws Lewis (Janice) Bybee, Ron (Jean) Bybee, and Bob (Irene) Bybee.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.

Published Sunday, November 22, 2015

Shawna Lea Kisling, 46, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo., after a short illness.

No services are planned at this time. A celebration of Shawna’s life will be observed in Kailua-Kona on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, with her Hawaiian Ohana.

Shawna was born July 1, 1969, in Carthage, the daughter of Carl W. and Jean (Iles) Kisling. She graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia in 1987.

She received a nursing degree in Columbia and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Missouri Southern in Joplin.

Shawna loved to travel and lived for the past 10 years in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. She worked for Shrimp Improvement Systems before she became ill. She was an avid basketball player and loved to snorkel, scuba dive, deep-sea fish, paddleboard and hike.

Shawna had many friends and loved jogging with her rescue dog Nui.

She is survived by her parents of Sarcoxie; a sister Kecia Reddick (Scott) of Columbia; three nephews, Brandon Reddick (Melissa Goebel) of Kansas City and Adam Reddick and Zane Reddick of Columbia. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Carl and Bonnie Kisling of Sarcoxie and Melvin and Cliffie Iles of Carthage; one aunt; one uncle; and one cousin.

Contributions may be sent to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in Shawna’s memory at www.pancan.org or 877-272-6226. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published by Porter Loring Mortuary North, 2102 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio TX 78232
*Tribune update November 15, 2015
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at Memorial Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Janice L. Lischer, age 66, of San Antonio, received the Lord's healing after suffering three years with a debilitating disease on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

She was born August 1, 1949, in Columbia, Missouri to Gray and Eula Driskill. Janice received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri Columbia and a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Southwest Louisiana.

She taught English at the secondary and college level and ESL at the primary level for 27 years. She was known to both students and fellow teachers as a caring and compassionate professional.

Janice was an outdoors person. Her first love had become tennis over the years, along with a lifelong passion for swimming and water activities. She also was willing to try almost anything, including skydiving, so long as it could be outdoors in the sunshine. Her mother and aunts had instilled a lifelong interest in gardening to feed her insatiable appetite for being outdoors.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Lowell K. Lischer; daughter, Jennifer Anne Lischer of New York City; brother, Phil Driskill of Columbia, MO; and numerous cousins.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, November 12, 2015, at Porter Loring Mortuary North. The service will be held Friday, November 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Woodland Baptist Church, 15315 Huebner Road, with Pastors Terry Jolley and Garrett Vickery officiating.

Those who desire may make memorial contributions to Woodland Baptist Church.

Submitted by Ann Wadsworth - Dec 15, 2015

John Howard Jackson, April 6, 1932 — Nov. 7, 2015
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN — John Howard Jackson, age 83, died peacefully at the Glacier Hills Senior Living Community in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

He was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 6, 1932, to Howard and Lucile (Deischer) Jackson.

He graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri, in 1950; received his A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1954; served two years in the U.S. Army, stationed in Japan; and received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1959.

After two years of law practice in Milwaukee and a stint as a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, he returned to Michigan in 1964 to teach. In 1983, he was named the Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law, where he remained a member of the Michigan law faculty with emeritus status.

During his 35-year career at the University of Michigan School of Law and subsequent 18 years at Georgetown University Law Center, he trained hundreds of students. He maintained lifelong relationships with them and through his connections fostered the development of a global community of legal experts dedicated to understanding and influencing the regulation of international economic relations through international trade.

He was the founding director of the Institute of International Economic Law and known especially for his work on the Trade Act of 1974 and for creating the intellectual framework of the World Trade Organization dispute settlement procedures. His book "World Trade and the Law of GATT" is considered the bible for trade law and policy specialists.

Not only was he a gifted scholar and academic mentor, he especially enjoyed stimulating dinner table discussions with family and friends and the challenge of exploring unfamiliar subject areas.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joan Leland; his three daughters, Jeannette, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Lee Ann (John Breckenridge), Geneva, Switzerland, and Michelle (Francis Ledesma), NYC; four grandchildren, Madeleine, John, Sam and Christopher; a brother, James (Jill), Louisville, KY; and a sister, Ann (Christopher Wadsworth), Canaan, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in John’s name to a fund for student scholarships in international law at Georgetown University Law Center. Contributions to the John H. Jackson Scholarship Fund can be made by visiting www.law.georgetown.edu/makeagift or send a check addressed to Georgetown University Law Center with John H. Jackson Scholarship on the memo line.


Published Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Michael Cameron Niles, 28, of Columbia died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015.

Family and friends will celebrate his life and joyful spirit at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at The Heidelberg in Columbia.

He was born May 30, 1987, to Ellen and Jeff Niles.

Michael graduated from Hickman High School and was a fine arts student at the University of Missouri. Michael loved art, especially printmaking. He also loved skateboarding, music, animals, reading and laughing.

Michael is survived by his mother, Ellen Niles; his father, Jeff Niles; his cousin, Olivia Mikesell; and his grandparents, Ray and Mazie Niles and Thomas and Barbara Losty.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tiger Pantry, Rock Quarry Facility, Room No. 8, 1400 Rock Quarry Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Arrangements are by Nilson Funeral Home.

“We are eternal. All this pain is an illusion.” — Maynard James Keenan

Published Thursday, November 12, 2015

William “Bill” Charles Butzin, 72, of Centralia passed away at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Memorial Funeral Home, with service at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Bill was born on May 21, 1943, in Moberly, the son of Carl and Bernadine Bledsoe Timmons, who preceded him in death. He was a lifelong bricklayer and retired from PSL Fabrication in Fulton. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Butzin of the home; daughter, Rebecca Hunt (Mark) of Centralia; two sons, William “Bub” Butzin of Centralia and Kent Butzin (Kim) of St. Louis; two stepsons, Kevin West (Melanie) of Columbia and Karl West (Michelle) of Hallsville; sister, Carla Margenau (Kent) of St. Louis; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a wife, Claudia Butzin; sister, Debra McKenzie; and nephew, Bill McKenzie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Hickory Hill, P.O. Box 1942, Columbia, Mo., 65205.

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

Published Sunday, November 15, 2015

Mary NistenDirk Dysart, 85, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at her home with family members surrounding her.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at McGilley State Line Chapel.

Mary was born in Columbia. She was happily married to David Dysart for over 48 years. He passed away in 1996.

They lived together in Columbia, Kansas City, and also lived in California for several years. They returned to Kansas City and then retired at The Lake of the Ozarks. Mary spent her last 12 years in Prairie Village, Kan.

Mary was preceded in death by a brother, Paul NistenDirk.

She is survived by four daughters, Mary Burrell (John), Nancy Johnson (Steve), Pam Eisenberg (Craig) and Liz Dysart Campbell; 15 grandchildren, Lisa, Pat, David (April), Elizabeth, Leslie (Leigh), Richard, Jacquelyn (Sean), Jason (Natalie), Rachel (Adam), Kathryn, Becky (Tanner), Kenny, Mary, Chris and Hannah; great-grandchildren Felicity, Booker, Preston, Charlotte, Sadie, Owen, Emme and Miles. She is also survived by her brother, Donald NistenDirk. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo., 64105.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, Mo., 64145, 816-942-6180.

Published November 16, 2015 by Arnold Funeral Home, 425 South Jefferson Street, Mexico MO 65265

Beverly Jean Palmer (November 20, 1942 - November 14, 2015)

On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 our Lord has taken our mother, Beverly Jean Miller Palmer to His heavenly home.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19th at Lockewood Park Baptist Church. Visitation is from 10 – 11 at the church. A reception will follow the service at the church.

She was born Nov. 20, 1942 to Ralph and Elsie Pearl (Bea) Miller. She was married for 51 wonderful years to husband and friend Donald Robert Palmer on Aug. 28, 1964 at Wilkes Boulevard Church in Columbia, MO.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters, Sheri Lynn Palmer Anderson and late husband Billy Anderson of Mexico, Kimberly Ann Palmer Hatfield and husband Wayne Hatfield of Mexico and Catherine Sue Palmer Mundy and husband Jamie Mundy of Thompson. Grandkids Dustin Scott Anderson and wife Jessica and kids Austin Maxwell, Blake and Gaige Anderson, Sara Jo Anderson Newell and husband Travis Newell, Kerri Lynn Palmer and Ronald Woods and kids Emileigh and Deziraye Woods, Timothy Scott Mundy and Katarina Bremer, Courtney Michelle Mundy Ball, Jamie Lynn Mundy; sister Sandra Miller Cran of Rocheport, MO, brother Jimmy Miller of Honolulu, Hawaii, sister Patricia Miller Purdy Fagan of Ottawa, KS and sister Vickie Miller Purdy of Columbia, MO; uncles Clyde Bea of Columbia and Frank Pike of Springfield, MO.

She was a lifetime nurse at Boone, University, Coldwells and Mexico Manor. She enjoyed crafts, puzzles and Steven King. She graduated school at Hickman High in Columbia.

In addition to her son-in-law, she was preceded in death by her mother, father, grandparents Charles Miller and Eliza B. Breedlove, Roy Bea and Kate Hall and many others that she will soon see again.

You will be missed greatly by many. You knew how to light up a room and we are sure by now you are lighting up the heavens.

Memorials may be made to Diabetes or the Alzheimer’s Association or the family of Beverly Palmer in care of Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.

Memorial Service
Thursday, November 19, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lockewood Park Baptist Church, Mexico MO 65265

Published Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Loretta Louise Shettlesworth, 63, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.

A celebration of life will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Alive in Christ Lutheran Church, 201 Southampton Drive in Columbia.

Loretta was born May 4, 1952, in Columbia, the daughter of Clyde Raymond and Maryellen Robertson Morris.

Survivors include one son, Chad.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Published Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Robert Slater Valentine, 85, of Columbia passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at Columbia Health Care.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Memorial Funeral Home, with visitation one hour before the service.


Robert was born July 10, 1930, in Columbia to Slater and Mabel ”Semon” Valentine, who preceded him in death. He married his wife, Barbara “Carver” Valentine, on July 1, 1955.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1948.

Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean conflict. He was in the VFW, The Forty and Eight, American Legion, Eagles and the International Order of Odd Fellows.

He was an avid golfer and loved to dance. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Barbara of Columbia; four children, Ronda Thurman (Jim) of Columbia, Ron Valentine (Tracy) of O’Fallon, Elaine Bronke (David) of Hutchison, Kan., and Randy Valentine (Lisa) of Columbia; six grandchildren, Melissa Rogers, Sarah Glass (Brian), Tony Bronke (Krissy), Ashley, Amber Valentine of O’Fallon and Morgan Valentine of Columbia; six great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and three siblings, Jean Sutton of Arkansas and twin sisters Faye Richardson and Maye Frazier, both of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to American Cancer Association and or the American Diabetes foundation.

Published Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Ilene Bangert Ford, 94, passed away peacefully and in the presence of her family on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth St. Interment in the church’s Memorial Garden will take place after the service, followed by a reception in the Narthex.

Ilene was born on Aug. 23, 1921, to James Oscar Bangert and Verna West Bangert in Camden County. After graduating from Hickman High School in 1939, she attended the University of Missouri, earning a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1943. She also earned a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from MU in 1963.

Ilene spent 31 rewarding years as a secondary social studies teacher in Columbia Public Schools. In the fall of 1960, she joined the faculty of Jefferson Junior High School, taking a position as a ninth-grade civics teacher. In 1971, she accepted Dr. Wayne Walker’s invitation to be one of the educators who opened Oakland Junior High School. Her last career move took place in the fall of 1973, when Dr. Walker asked her to join the faculty of the new Rock Bridge High School. During her 18 years at RBHS, she served as the director of extracurricular activities and the sponsor of the student council. She also chaired the social studies department and taught psychology, sociology, government and economics.

Ilene received many honors and awards during her years as an educator. She was the first recipient of the Ray and Jeanne Lewis/Columbia Fund for Academic Excellence Award for “contributions to extracurricular activities.” She received a Citation of Merit from the University of Missouri Alumnae Association for “outstanding achievement and meritorious service in education.” The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education honored her with the Pioneer in Education Award, and the Columbia Public Schools Foundation named her to its Hall of Leaders. She received Oakland Junior High School’s Honorary Eagle Award and Rock Bridge High School’s Three-Sport Participation Award. Last, but not least — given her interest in agriculture, the Future Farmers of America named her an Honorary Chapter Farmer. When she retired from the district in 1991, her Rock Bridge High School colleagues honored her with the Ilene Ford Clock, and her family created the Ilene Ford Activities Award.

Ilene served her profession as president of the Columbia Community Teachers’ Association and of the local Delta Kappa Gamma chapter. She was also an active member of the Missouri State Teachers’ Association, the National Council for the Social Studies and Missouri Council for the Social Studies.

She was a longtime parishioner at Calvary Episcopal Church, serving on several committees and as an office volunteer. She was also an active member of Muleskinners and, after retirement, served as a volunteer at West Boulevard Elementary School.

Additionally, she was a devoted parent, grandparent and great-grandparent, attending countless plays, concerts, swim meets, tennis matches and baseball, basketball and soccer games.

Ilene is survived by her daughter, Sharon Ford Schattgen. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Robert M. Jackson and Courtney Bangert Jackson. She adored her grandchildren’s spouses, Denise M. Wilson and Mark J. Ontkush. Her four great-grandchildren brought her immense joy: Grace Cooper Jackson, R. Ford Jackson, Helen Marie Jackson and Elliot West Ontkush-Jackson. Her 10 Bangert nieces and nephews also mourn her passing. Ilene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert D. Ford; her son-in-law, Robert K. Schattgen; three sisters, Maxine Bangert, Lavena B. Prewitt and Lorene B. Emmerson; and three brothers, Athel Bangert, Keith Bangert and Averill Bangert.

Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia Public Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 1234, Columbia, Mo., 65205, or Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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

Published Sunday, November 29, 2015

Keith “Dirt Leg” Logan, 53, of Columbia entered into the Master’s paradise on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 30, 2015 at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church at 1:00 PM. Visitation will be from 12-1 Monday at the church.

Keith Logan was born September 25, 1962 in Columbia, Mo., the son of James and Carrie Lou Key Logan. In his spare time he enjoyed going to the boat in Boonville, Mo.

He leaves to cherish his memory five brothers Joe Logan, Leslie Key, Clifford Cochran, James Logan Jr., and Mike Logan, two sisters Maxine Cochran and Cynthia Logan Crum.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Sherry Hayes, his brother Anthony Logan, and his grandmother Nevada Washington Key.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of HT May & Son Funeral Home.




Published Sunday, November 29, 2015

William Ledbetter Orr, 74, of Columbia passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2015.

There are no funeral services planned at this time.

Bill was born Sept. 24, 1941, in Kansas City to Edwin and Helen Walker Orr. He married Laura Herrman in 2000, and she survives.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1959 and served as student body president and played football. He was nominated and selected to travel to Europe as an ambassador for the People to People program.

He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He then attended Drury University in Springfield, graduating in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree.

He attended Cumberland Law School at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and graduated with an LLB degree.

Bill worked for the Equitable Life Assurance Society in Chicago before returning to Columbia to work in politics. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in April 1974. He served as city attorney for the city of Columbia. He entered private practice of law in Columbia, where he remained for 37 years until retiring in 2012.

Bill spent many years as a member of Columbia Ski Club and competed in many NASTAR races while a member.

Survivors include his wife, Laura; brother, Scott Orr and wife Cheryl; sister, Sally Bokal and life partner John Douglas; nephews, Ed and Jim Orr and their families; nephews, Brad and Scott Bokal; and nieces, Betsy and Sunny Bokal. Also surviving are Laura’s daughter, Teresa Linneman and family; and son, Jeff Fick.

The family requests that any memorial donations offered should be payable to Lenoir Woods, c/o Stewardship Office, 3710 Lenoir St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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

Published Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Darrell W. Estes, 65, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in an untimely manner from cancer, with family surrounding him.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, with the service at 11 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born on Jan. 13, 1950, in Columbia to J.C. and Helen Estes, who preceded him in death. He graduated in 1967 from David Hickman High School. He worked for various colleges in Columbia and retired from University of Missouri.

He is survived by three sisters, Rose (Willie) Davis, Betty Estes and Julia Estes, all of Columbia; one brother, Steve Estes of Columbia; four nieces, Erica Davis, Melissa (Joe) Weakly of Columbia, Donna (Craig) Fenner of Florissant, and Jennifer Dawson of Columbia; two nephews, Mike Davis of Columbia and Cliffton Goldman of Des Moines, Iowa; as well as multiple great- and great-great nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by brothers Don Estes, Lawrence Estes and Cecil Estes; and sister Marie Estes, all of Columbia.

Tributes and condolences can be sent to www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Marlin Tyrone Logan, 48, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at University Hospital.

Friends will be received from 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Millard Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Howard Glasgow officiating.

Marlin was born on March 3, 1967, in Columbia, the son of Jerry Thorpe Sr. and Debra Logan Tucker, who survive.

Marlin attended Hickman High School, Class of 1985. Marlin worked as a chef at several places in town, including University Hospital and Holiday Inn. He enjoyed fishing, playing Wii and making others laugh. He brought a smile to the face of everyone he met. In 2001, while on the job, Marlin’s training took hold as he administered the Heimlich maneuver to save a man’s life. Marlin’s generosity continued beyond his passing because he gave his corneas so that someone else might have sight.

Marlin is survived by a large extended family, including his parents, Debra (Lewis) Tucker of Columbia and Jerry (Barbara) Thorpe Sr. of Clark; his grandparents, Patricia Logan and Kenneth Logan of Moberly and Arlene Tucker of Columbia; his children, Matthew Logan, Blake Logan, Austin “A.J.” Logan, Chance Logan, and Tyler Logan, and one grandchild, Aven James Logan, all of Columbia; five brothers, Alonzo Thorpe of Clark, Jerry Thorpe Jr. of Sacramento, Calif., Lewis Anthony (Diana) Tucker Sr. of St. Charles, Michael Bush of Columbia, and William (Sherri) Howard III of Columbia; two sisters, Tara Thorpe of Columbia and Ashley (Brooks) Crane Barefoot of Castle Rock, Colo.; aunts and uncles; cousins; and nieces and nephews.

Marlin was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Richard Thorpe, Lewis Tucker Sr., and Donald Paige; his grandmother, Helyn Thorpe; his uncles, Tony Logan, Larry Davis, Rory Thorpe and Robert Thorpe.

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 Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Joyce J. Mason, 63, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Dec.  6, 2015, at Landmark Hospital.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Parker Funeral Service.

Joyce was born Sept. 21, 1952, in Columbia to Bryan and Mary Sue Mitchell. She married Gary Shead on Dec. 24, 1994, and he survives.

She graduated from Hickman High School in 1972 and from Strawn Nursing School in Columbia. She worked as a licensed practical nurse at University Hospital for 15 years. She enjoyed sewing and cooking and spending time with her family. Her children and grandchildren were her world.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Shead of Columbia, their son, Gary Shead Jr. of Columbia, and from a previous marriage, sons Bryan Mason and Gary Mason Jr. and daughter Luane Countryman of Columbia; a sister, Carolyn Lewis of South Carolina; five grandchildren, Chayton Shead, Layla Countryman, Jaden Countryman, Jazelle Gaines and Cordell Countryman, also of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Kaden Countryman. Donations may be made to the family.

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

Published Thursday, December 10, 2015

Juanita Fern Grindstaff Bishop, 84, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at the home of her niece, Patty Crane, surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Memorial Funeral Home, with a memorial service at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery at Murray.


Juanita was born March 6, 1931, at home on her family’s farm near Easley to Elmer and Dovey (Hazell) Grindstaff. She graduated from Hickman High School in 1949 and married Edward Duane Bishop, the love of her life, on Feb. 12, 1950. Edward preceded her in death on April 6, 2008.

Juanita worked at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1953 to 1996 — 42 years — as supervisor of payroll services in Jesse Hall, as did her husband, who served as university photographer during that same time period.

After retiring from the university, they both were very active as volunteers with the Columbia Parks and Recreation Senior Center for many years as musicians and were active members of many of their musical groups, including the bell choir. They were named volunteers of the year in 2004.

Survivors include sisters Louise Mason and Eva Hopfer, both of Columbia, and their families; as well as one son, Gary Ray Bishop, his wife, Rita Ann Brooks Bishop, their daughter, Lauren Brooke Bishop McGloughlin, her husband, Shane Jason McGloughlin, and their daughter, Samantha Leigh McGloughlin, all of Reno, Nev.

She was preceded in death by sister Ina Sapp of Columbia; and two brothers, Lloyd Grindstaff and Frankie Ray Grindstaff, both of Columbia.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Institute.

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

Published Friday, December 11, 2015

Mark E. King, 63, of Washington, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Washington, Mo.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Washington. Interment will follow at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Miller Funeral Home.

He was born Feb. 2, 1952, in Columbia, to the late Robert and the late Joan (nee Hughes) King.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1972 until 1976, and on Aug. 3, 1996, he was united in marriage to Barb Bowen at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Villa Ridge.

Mark loved his children and was a wonderful dad. Many memories were made, and will always be cherished, sharing his love of fishing, camping, swimming and playing at the park.

In 2014, he completed the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at Our Lady of Lourdes and was committed to his Catholic faith.

Mark also retired in 2014, after more than 20 years working in real estate in Franklin County.

He is survived by his wife, Barb King, FNP, of Washington; two daughters, Jessica King and significant other Nick of Tipton and Emma King of Washington; three sisters, Robin and husband Karl Burkett of Harrisburg, Jill Baxter and significant other Peter of Columbia and Holly Mackley of Columbia; eight siblings-in-law, Mary Kay Bowen of Omaha, Neb., Tom and wife Jackie Bowen of Dallas, Texas, Pat Strubberg of Washington, Linda and husband Gary Abdullah of Augusta, Mo., Juddi Schneider of Washington, Mike Bowen of Washington, David Bowen of St. Charles and Nancy Bowen and significant other Kenny of Washington; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Joan King; maternal grandparents, Jim and Elsie Hughes; and three brothers-in-law, Rick Mackley, Robert Strubberg and Al Schneider.

Memorial donations are appreciated to Mark’s daughter, Emma’s Education Fund.

Added December 10, 2015 from Susan

Dennis Maynard McGreer died at home in Bloomington on Dec. 9. He was born Apr. 1, 1945, in Iowa City, Iowa, to the late Maynard and Evelyn Wagner McGreer.

Dennis is survived by wife Susan Schooler of Bloomington; brother Jerry McGreer and sister Carol Camp of Texas; daughter Laura Mintz of Liverpool, England; and grandchildren Liya and Delilah Mintz, Parker McFarren, Nicolai and Alexis Nez, and Jackson Busker. He was preceded in death by grandson Eli Mintz.

Dennis retired from Indiana University in July, 2014, where he had worked for over 30 years. He served on the faculty of the I.U. School of Music in the Secondary Piano department and later in the School of Music Administrative Offices. For many years he worked at UITS (University Information Technology Services) on the team that developed systems for the I.U. Libraries statewide. Prior to coming to I.U., he was a Russian linguist with the U.S. Army for four years.

Dennis was an accomplished pianist and teacher who passed on his love of music to countless students at I.U. and in the Bloomington community. He was known for his sense of humor and gentle character. He was an avid reader with wide-ranging intellectual curiosity. He enjoyed choral singing, international travel, languages, riverboats, and cats.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 P.M. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 3750 E. Third St., and will be followed by interment at the congregation cemetery located in Valhalla Memory Gardens. The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard is in charge of arrangements.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to honor Dennis' memory do it in one of the following ways: plant a tree in Israel through the Jewish National Fund; or make a contribution to the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, & Technology in Bloomington or the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, IN.


Susan R. Schooler
srschooler@gmail.com

Published Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ron “Andy” Anderton, 75, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, at Mennonite Friendship Communities, South Hutchinson, Kan.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Elliott Chapel with Bishop Joshua Sant officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, with military honors conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, with the family present from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Elliott Mortuary.

He was born July 21, 1940, in Columbia to John Anderton and Helen (Douglas) Anderton Hathman.

He graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia in 1958.

Ron retired from Navy Air and Seabees.

He also worked for Cargill Salt for 32 years.

Ron was very involved in the community. He was a member of the VFW Bob Campbell Post No. 1361, American Legion Lysle Rishel Post No. 68, Vietnam Veterans of America and volunteered as a driver taking veterans to Wichita for medical appointments, helped at Camp Hope-Heartland, read with the Avenue A readers and was a Boy Scout leader. Ron was also a member of Union 188 International Chemical Workers.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include: wife, Debra Anderton of the home; daughter, Shawn Marie Anderton of Chicago, Ill.; brothers, Wayne and Raymond Ron “Andy” Anderton, both of Columbia; sisters, Sharon Love of Miramar Beach, Fla., and Phyllis Gilpin of Boonville; parents-in-law, Jack and Ruth Logan of Hutchinson; stepson, John Womeldorff of Girard, Kan.; stepdaughter, Karen Hippe of Texas; stepgrandchildren, Mallory and Christopher Womeldorff and Tyler Doak; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, who loved him dearly.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Hope-Heartland, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, Kan., 67501.

Obituary from H T May & Son Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Marilyn Jean Glauser, 65, of Columbia passed into eternity on Sunday December 13, 2015 at her home. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Columbia at 4:00 PM.

Marilyn Jean Glauser, 65, of Columbia, passed away on Sunday December 13th peacefully in her sleep.

Marilyn was born February 10th, 1950 in Jefferson City Missouri to Robert and Betty Kimball. She enjoyed painting with acrylics, listening to vinyl albums and reading books. She especially loved the music of Bob Dylan and John Lennon. She found peace and sincerity in their lyrics. She will be remembered as a loving mother of her two boys Randy and Louis. Julia her only grandchild was her pride and joy. She also leaves her mother Betty Morris and siblings Matt Maher, Robert Kimball, Sue McGrath, and Sharon Berry.

"Suddenly I turned around and she was standin' there
With silver bracelets on her wrists and flowers in her hair
She walked up to me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns
Come in, she said
I'll give ya shelter from the storm"
-Bob Dylan

Published Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Steve Allen Estes, 58, passed away Dec. 16, 2015, with family surrounding him at University Hospital.

A home-going celebration will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., with visitation one hour before the service.


Steve was born June 30, 1957, to the late Julius C. and Helen Estes in Columbia.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1975. Steve was raised Baptist, and his family church is Log Providence. He loved to fish and hunt.

Steve was preceded in death by four brothers (one very recently), Darrell Estes, Don Estes, Lawrence Estes and Cecil Estes; and one sister, Marie Estes.

He is survived by one son, Clifton Kinney (Amina) of Des Moines, Iowa; four grandchildren: Aliyah, Brooklyne, Jordan and Justin; three sisters: Rosie Davis (Willie), Betty Estes (Gene) and Julia Estes; four nieces: Erica Davis, Melissa Weakly (Joe), Donna Fenner (Craig) and Jennifer Dawson; and one nephew, Michael Davis (Judy). He is also survived by multiple great-nieces, great-great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to defray funeral costs. Make checks payable to Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70W, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Published Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Dallas Bradley Gilmore, 81, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at his home.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia with services immediately following.

Dallas was born Oct. 13, 1934, in Columbia to Harry and Mamie (Bradley) Gilmore, who preceded him in death.

Dallas had three sons, Gary Gilmore of Jefferson City, who survives at the home, and Dallas and Randy Gilmore, who preceded him in death.

Dallas was a proud grandfather of six grandchildren.

He worked at Riback Pipe and Steel for 17 years as a welder and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He also loved to fish and hunt in his spare time.

In lieu of flowers or donations, memorials can be made to the donor’s choice.

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

Published Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Dorothy Dean Weir, 94, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at her home in Las Vegas with her devoted husband, Paul Karschnia, at her side.

She will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., next to her first husband, Whitney. Private family services will be held.


She was born Nov. 29, 1921, in Columbia to Edna O. Barnes Humfeld and Lawrence Henry Humfeld.

She attended Hickman High School, graduating in 1938, where she was voted “most popular girl” and was involved in many activities. She graduated from Christian College, now Columbia College, in 1942.

Dorothy married (William) Whitney Weir on Aug. 9, 1942. Whitney preceded her in death in 1984, as did her beloved grandson, Rhett Walters, in 1996. Dorothy resided in Columbia for most of her earlier years, except for a few years in St. Louis. She married Paul Karschnia, retired U.S. Navy captain, on Aug. 10, 1992. They lived in Las Vegas for more than 20 years.

Dorothy was active in King’s Daughters in Columbia and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was involved with the Westside Newcomers group in Las Vegas. She loved entertaining and was known for her gracious hospitality and the delicious food she prepared. She had many friends, some dating back to her days in kindergarten. She enjoyed every person she met. They immediately felt as if they had found a friend.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Raul (Vicki) Walters; her two granddaughters, Stacy Walters Cobb and Wendy Walters; and her two great-grandchildren, Zachary and McKenzie Cobb.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, 2101 Vandiver Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015

David Randall Stone, 54, of Galveston, Texas, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015.

Service is being planned for a later date.


David was born Aug. 11, 1961, in Columbia to Tommy and Donna Kewley Stone.

He is survived by his parents, Tommy and Donna Stone, of Columbia; and his sister, Terri Stone, of Columbia.

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

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Jacqueline “Jackie” Lynn (Cooper) Campbell, 48, of Moberly passed away Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, at University Hospital in Columbia.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at the Oliver Funeral Home in Centralia. Interment was in the Centralia City Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the funeral home.

She was born May 18, 1967, in Mexico, Mo., the daughter of Martha “Marti” Cooper and John W. Cooper.

Jackie grew up in Centralia until 1975, when they moved to Columbia. She graduated in 1986 from Hickman High School. In 2002, she graduated from Stephens College with her associate degree in business. Jackie married Robert R. Rice on July 17, 1986. They raised two children, Robyn R. Purdy and Kevin E. Rice. After spending six wonderful years, she was united in marriage to Billy J. Campbell on October 24, 2014 at his parents’ lake house.

Jackie worked as an assembly line worker at Cardinal Health in Moberly. Jackie acquired many friends over her lifetime and enjoyed watching Nascar and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband Billy, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, Robyn R. Purdy and her husband Ron, and Kevin E. Rice and his wife Kayla; one stepdaughter, Elizabeth A. Garrard; grandchildren Sierra Bryson, Angela, J.D. and Remington Purdy, Riley Litton, Adlene Portell, Elyanah and Addie Brocksmith; her mother Marti Cooper and father figure Ed Petersheim, who raised her for several years; sister Joyce Lowhorn and her husband Anthony; half-brother Sheldon Cooper; half-sisters Jen Butner and her husband Steve and Missy Cooper; several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws; and her chihuahua Bella.

She was preceded in death by her father, John W. Cooper.

Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude’s Children Hospital, c/o Oliver Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, Centralia, Mo., 65240.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.oliverfuneralhome.net.

Published Thursday, December 31, 2015

Alice Coleman (Medley) Mitchell, 72, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City.

Visitation will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at Raintree Community Church, 101 S.W. Raintree Drive in Lee’s Summit. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, also at Raintree Community Church. Alice’s cousin, the Rev. Jerry Coleman, will officiate, with burial to follow at Lee’s Summit Cemetery.

Alice was born in Huntsdale on Nov. 1, 1943, and was the youngest child of Mildred Daly Coleman and Howard Coleman. Alice was a 1961 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia. She served as secretary to the director of the University of Missouri Alumni Association in Columbia and later in the Missouri Department of Education in Jefferson City.

After moving to Lee’s Summit, she served as secretary to Lee’s Summit Superintendent of Schools Dr. Keathly and as secretary to the school board. Alice later worked for the U.S. Sprint Corp. Legal Department as a legal secretary.

Alice’s life was complete once her boys provided her with granddaughters. After Grace was born, they came in batches; two sets of twins. She was never happier than when her granddaughters came to visit. When the girls “helped her” cook, she glowed with happiness. She enjoyed scrapbooking with their photos. We pray that the lord will fill the void left in the hearts of the girls.

Alice spent years in a search for her church. She finally felt at home at Raintree Community Church. She was strong in her Evangelical beliefs. Alice was diagnosed with lung cancer on Oct. 15, 2014. She fought the brave fight and never gave up.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Gerry, Nellie and Opal; and brothers Odell, Fred, Kenneth, Bill and Harold.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis V. Mitchell, of the home; sons Jason Medley (Heather Taylor) of Lee’s Summit and Troy Medley (Jaime Jewell) of Coto de Caza, Calif.; granddaughters Brooklyn and Caroline Medley of Lee’s Summit, and Grace, Claire and Paige Medley of Coto de Caza, Calif.; stepson Tad Mitchell of Independence; step-granddaughter Kayla Mitchell of Lee’s Summit; and a multitude of cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the University of Kansas Cancer Center, especially Dr. Chao H. Huang, Dr. Kenon Qamar, Lisa Parsons, Kizzie Allen and Tammy Rich.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to the University of Kansas Cancer Center, 2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Westwood, Kan., 66205; The Salvation Army of Kansas City, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., 64111; or the Raintree Community Church, 101 SW Raintree Drive, Lee’s Summit, Mo., 64082.
 







































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