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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
Richard “Dale” Andrews, Class of 1962, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

Lovella A. Mauer (nee Phillips), Class of 1954, died on Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Jonesburg Care Center in Jonesburg, Missouri.

Thomas “Tom” Lee Willems, Class of 2001, passed away on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 near Hallsville, Missouri.

Theresa Elaine Reynolds, Class of 1977, died November 30, 2017, at Pin Oaks Nursing Home in Mexico, Missouri.

Helen Jane Chipley Lee, Class of 1949, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017.

Roger Spencer Conklin, Class of 1946, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 at Heritage Hall in Centralia.

Larry Brown, Class of 1970, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 ,at his home in Columbia.

Charlotte Louise Simmons, Class of 1958, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at the University of Missouri Hospital.

Phyllis Ann Wells, Class of 1970, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at Boone Hospital.

Eric Roman Sax, Class of 1983, died at his second home in Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

Harlene Weaver Craig, Class of 1964, passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 in Columbia.

Leland Wayne Olmsted, Class of 1957, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Olathe Hospice Home, in Olathe, Kansas.

Nellie Ruth Warren Roberts, Class of 1949, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

George E. Bradfield, Class of 1963, died Friday, November 1, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Robert F. Grove “Bob”, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at his home in Columbia.

Richard “Dickie” Lee Basnett, Class of 1959, passed away the morning of Friday, October 27, 2017 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Nancy G. Burks Coleman, Class of 1966, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at her home in Columbia.

Marjorie May Gholson Barnes, Class of 1950, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Parkside Manor in Columbia.

William “Mike” Stroupe, Class of 1966, passed away at home in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

John Robert McAllister, Class of 1966, passed away Sunday, Oct 8, 2017, at Heritage Hall in Centralia, Missouri.

Mark Allen Streeter, Class of 1981, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at University Hospital in Columbia.

William Crum, Class of 1962, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Harry S Truman VA Hospital in Columbia.

Janice Teresa George Willhite, Class of 1971, died on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at her home in Yorkville, Illinois.

Muriel Marthea Meyers Crane, Class of 1941, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at The Neighborhoods in Columbia.

Gladman R. Palmer, Class of 1966, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Parkside Manor, in Columbia.

Sylvia Jean Crane Murray, Class of 1956, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at Riverdell Care Center, in Boonville, Missouri.

Gene McBride Drane, Class of 1941, passed away at his home in Columbia, Monday, September 11, 2017.

William “Bill” Chilton Lucas, Sr., Class of 1950, passed away at his home at the Lake of the Ozarks Thursday, September 7, 2017.

Genita Marie Gray Jackson, Class of 1979, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Columbia Health Care Center.

Karen Sue Flickinger Brown, Class of 1962, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017, in Columbia.

Vera Jacobs Coats, Class of 1945, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at University Hospital in Columbia.

Darold Ray Davis, Class of 1964, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017 at University Hospital in Columbia.

Debbie Parman Melvin, Class of 1973, passed away Wednesday August, 23, 2017 at Boone Hospital.

Helen “Ruth” Claxton Forbis, Class of 1948, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Joe “Taco” Rhodes, Class of 1962, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Jere Ernest Cottle, Class of 1950, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 In Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Deborah Lee Brink, Class of 1969, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017, in Chandler, Arizona.

Charla Sue Murphy Bynum, Class of 1975, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at her home in Hannibal, Missouri.

Richard L. (Bill) King, Sr., Class of 1948, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Carol A.Coleman Jones, Class of 1961, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 in Harrisburg, Missouri.

Allan F. Price, Class of 1969, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at his home in Columbia.

Lee (Blue) Ardrey, Class of 1967, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at his home in Columbia.

Daniel Brian Kane, Class of 1966, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at home in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

Jamar Lamont Hicks, Class of 2009, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at University Hospital.

Stefanie Leroux, Class of 1981, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Wanda Weldon Mahan, Class of 1959, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center.

Sandra Bley, Class of 1982, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at her home in Columbia.

Karl Wayne Spry, Class of 1970, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017.

Jimmie R. Hinshaw, Class of 1951, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 at The Bluffs in Columbia.

Wynona G. “Noni” Nichols King, Class of 1948, passed away, Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Violet Marie Bennett Canole, Class of 1943, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Bluffs in Columbia.

Kathleen Laird Weislocher, Class of 1977, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017.

Brian Nelson Cottle, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Cottle Ranch.

Shirley A. Gray Hoefer, Class of 1950, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Allen Jeffries, Class of 1978, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017.

John Michael Reid, Class of 1953, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Gary Wayne Grant, Class of 1972, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at his home in Columbia.

O.D. Hawkins, Class of 1943, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Nancy Alaine Strange Dunagan, Class of 1977, died on Friday, June 9, 2017, in her home in West San Jose, Calif.

Barbara Joyce Smith McCown, Class of 1949, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Nancy Lingafelter West, Class of 1973, passed away June 6, 2017 at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Charles “Chuck” Edward Fuller Jr., Class of 1956, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia.

James Robert Bohnenkamp, Class of 1970, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his home in Columbia.

Burton L. Stoerker, Class of 1966, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017.

William Joseph Bayer, Class of 1955, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017.

Jerry Palmer, Class of 1964, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at his home in Columbia.

Patricia Ann “Patty” Holloway Hardin, Class of 1955, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Frances Nauser Jones, Class of 1943, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Columbia.

Barbara Ellen Burge Chancellor, Class of 1966, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Cameron Scott Caruthers, Class of 2006, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017.

Beverly Mordica Roberts, Class of 1962, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Ann Bernadine Richardson Kuhlman, Class of 1957, passed away May 21, 2017, at her residence in Apex, NC.

George Thompson Allton, Class of 1946, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Columbia.

Phillip Alan Dawson, Class of 1982, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at his home in Columbia.

Joan Trower Sorrels, Class of 1951, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Dolores Ruby Spiva Encinas, Class of 1951, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in West Covina, California.

Jerry Lee Pauley, Class of 1964, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Treasure Coast Hospice Houses in Stuart, Florida.

James E. Crosby III, Class of 1944, died Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Donna Wayland Trice, Class of 1963, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Martha Etta Pace, Class of 1934, died Thursday, May 4, 2017 at her home in Columbia.

John William “Bill” McMickle, Class of 1955, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017 at his home in Columbia.

Marvin Henry Barnett, Class of 1961, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Pulaski, Tennessee.

George Howard Voight, Jr., Class of 1967, died Monday, April 24th 2017, in Sanford, Florida.

Karla Lynn “Bobby” Kespohl Geerlings, Class of 1982, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at University Hospital in Columbia.

Edith May “Sue” Shipe Alumbaugh Class of 1952, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Richard Lee Barnes, Class of 1960, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Glasgow Gardens in Glasgow, Missouri.

Robert “Rick” McMinn, Class of 1964, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Victoria Lynn Heibel Watts, Class of 1970, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at her home in Kansas City.

Allen Ray Moore, Class of 1965, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis.

Duane Detloff, Class of 1960, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Jacquelyn Marie (James) Mowery, Class of 1977, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Sullivan, Indiana.

Carl Clement Wonneman, Class of 1961, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Parkview Care Center in Fairfield, Iowa.

Rickey D. Murphy, Class of 1972, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, in Hannibal, Missouri.

Robert (Bob) Edward Lee, Class of 1954, died at Boone Hospital Center Friday, March 3, 2017.

Frank Regan, Class of 1953, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 at his home in Columbia.

Cathe Funk Powell, Class of 1965, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Alan Poe, Class of 1972, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at University Hospital in Columbia.

Daniel "Danny" Kent Brown, Class of 1974, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

Gary Leo Sheets, Class of 1962, passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at his home in Columbia.

Dan Cook, Class of 1970, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in Columbia.

Alfred (A.C.) Brittain, Jr., Class of 1949, passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

Mary Lou Holliday McCluskey, Class of 1940, died on Feb. 15, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona.

Kathleen Mary McCallum, Class of 1987, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at Saint Louis University Hospital.

Laurel Jane "Laurie" Cunningham Fuemmeler, Class of 1971, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at Saint Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City.

Alvin Lee Edwards, Class of 1967, passed away Wednesday Feb. 8, 2017.

Everett “Bud” V. Little Jr., Class of 1937, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri.

Carl Stephen Scheneman, Class of 1966, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at The Bluffs in Columbia.

Bradford “Brad” L. Crane, Class of 1969, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Mexico, Missouri.

Richard Lee Odor, Class of 1946, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.

Harley Samuels, Class of 1964, passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at Parkside Manor in Columbia.

Beverly Hatton, Class of 1974, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

Jacquelyn “Jackie” G. Mitchell, Class of 1961, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.

Cheri P. Rosson Sapp, Class of 1970, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

Earl Leslie Proctor, Class of 1936, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at his home in Columbia.

Todd Edward Gould, Class of 1987, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

Reba Gene Cornelison Krehbiel,Class of 1946, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Candle Light Lodge in Columbia.

Helen Marie Crawford, Class of 1947, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Boone Hospital.

Joseph Alan Lynes, Class of 1970, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

Stephen Kent Shelton, Class of 1968, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.

James Sidney Reed, Class of 1948, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Columbia.

David Poe, Class of 1963, passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Boone Hospital.

Mary Jean (Merideth) Arrandale, Class of 1933, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017.

Billy Joe “Bill” Bradshaw, Class of 1960, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at University Hospital in Columbia.

Robert “Bob” N. Burdick, Class of 1954, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at his home in Columbia.

Patsy Sue (Elder) Wyatt, Class of 1955, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2017, at her home in Columbia.














































Published Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Patsy Sue (Elder) Wyatt, 79 of Columbia was called home by our Lord on the morning of Jan. 2, 2017, at home with her family by her side.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pat was born to the late James and Jaunita (Griggs) Elder on July 3, 1937, in Columbia. Patsy graduated from Hickman High School in 1955. She married William (Bill) K. Wyatt on Aug. 8, 1954, and he survives. She worked at Shelter Insurance (MFA) and owned and operated Callaway Lanes in Fulton for 14 years. She was a member of Northwood Baptist Church where she faithfully served. She very much enjoyed spending time with her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include Patsy’s husband; two sons, Dennis Wyatt and wife, Sarah, of Columbia and Jeff Wyatt of Romeoville, Ill.; sister, Judy Lytle and husband, Bob, of Columbia; five grandchildren, Jessica, Jim, Paige, Alex and Keller; and four great-grandchildren, Jace, Olivia, Ethan and Blake.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Gary Elder.

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

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

Published Thursday, January 5, 2017

Robert “Bob” N. Burdick, 82, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at his home in Columbia.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Memorial Funeral Home. The Rev. Bruce Caldwell will be officiating.

Bob was born on Dec. 8, 1934, in Columbia, the son of John Sr. and Jewel (Breckendridge) Burdick, who preceded him in death. He was married on March 27, 1955, in Columbia to Bettie Corley who survives of the home.

He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and worked for over 40 years at Wyatt’s Supermarket as the manager of the meat department. He enjoyed spending the day at the golf course playing golf and bowling with his good friends on his bowling team, “Lucky Strikes”.

Other survivors include two sons, Rocky Burdick (Carol) of Belton and Tommie Burdick of Columbia; daughter, Kathy Starke (George) of Columbia; brother, Larry Burdick; sister, Hazel Cook; six grandchildren, Brandon Burdick, Tommie Burdick Jr., Nikki Waltner, Jason Starke, Emily Burdick and Jacob Burdick; and eight great-grandchildren, Andrew, Landon, Abbi, Jacob, Jonathan, Nolan, Zoe and Baby J.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, John Burdick.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202. Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Saturday, January 7, 2017

Billy Joe “Bill” Bradshaw, 74, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at University Hospital surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Memorial Funeral Home, with graveside services starting at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.

The oldest of eleven children, Bill was born Aug. 17, 1942, to the late Frank and Lucille (Nowlin) Bradshaw in Columbia. He graduated from Hickman High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as an SP5 in the transportation division.

Bill was married to Lona VanVacter on June 17, 1961, whom he met through a mutual high school friend in 1960.

He was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed making custom wood furniture and collecting coins.

Survivors include Bill’s wife, Lona; daughter, Kimberly Bradshaw; son, Joseph Bradshaw; grandson, Andy McCully; brothers, Frankie, Jackie, Michael and Daniel Bradshaw; sisters, Sheila McClintock and Sarah Kiefer; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leslie, Kevin and David Bradshaw and sister, Wanda Bradshaw.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo. 65202.

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

Published Monday, January 9, 2017

Mary Jean (Merideth) Arrandale, 101, of Moberly died on Jan. 4, 2017.

Mrs. Arrandale was a resident of The Bluffs in Columbia.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 616 Jackson St., Columbia, Mo. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Moberly.

She was the beloved wife of the late Sidney William Arrandale and dear mother of William (Cathie) of Grandview, Robert (Kathy) of Webster Groves, James (Jane) of Grandview, Thomas (the late Kathy) of Twin Peaks, Calif., Sarah and Mary Arrandale of Boonville, 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Mary Jean was reared on the Merideth farm in Columbia along with nine siblings. Surviving are brothers Joe Merideth of San Marino, Calif., and George Merideth of Millersburg.

The loving and gentle centenarian was a 1932 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia where her husband, Sidney, also graduated in 1928.

Share stories and condolences with the family online at www.heartlandcremation.com.

Published Monday, January 9, 2017

David Poe, 71, of Columbia passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Boone Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery.

David was born on July 15, 1945, in Boone County, the son of Stanley and Mildred (Bennett) Poe.

A devoted father and caring friend, David loved farming at Poe Holler, trucking, family and friends. He was a joy to all that knew him and gave much love to his extended family and friends, especially the children. David also enjoyed his Harley rides, NASCAR, watching old western movies with his great-grandson, Brayden, traveling to historic locations and staying busy at the farm.

Survivors include his significant other, Annie Lusher, of the home; two sons, Martin Poe (Kelli Smith) of Columbia and Christopher Poe; one daughter, Lori Robbins (Lance) of Hallsville; two step-daughters, Jeannie Lusher and Zoe Williams-Osbon; one step-son, Daniel Collis; five brothers, Billy Poe, Tommy Poe, Ronnie Poe, Gary Poe and Roger Poe; 10 grandchildren, Carson, Ariel, Christy, Andrew, Paige, Aaliyah, Daniel, Nicholas, Mason and Bailey; and two great-grandchildren, Brayden and Amyira.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Anna Rybolt and Betty Bowen; and one brother, Raymond Poe.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital or the family of David Poe, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Bus. Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.

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

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017

James Sidney Reed, 86, of Columbia died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Columbia.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 Ninth St., with a reception following and private interment in the Calvary Memorial Garden.

Jim was born Nov. 12, 1930, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Walter and Genevieve Reed.

At age 11, Jim’s family moved to Columbia, where he lived most of his life. Jim graduated from Hickman High School in 1948 and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1951, serving on active duty as a commissioned officer during the Korean War. He was released from active duty in 1953 and graduated from the University of Missouri with an engineering degree in 1955.

Jim was a licensed Missouri Professional Engineer and was one of the first 100 licensed surveyors in the state of Missouri LS-98. He continued in the reserves as a Captain, Corps of Engineers, until 1963.

As an engineer with a drive for entrepreneurship, Jim founded Engineering Surveys and Services in 1957. He retired in 1985, passing on his ownership to his son, Tim Reed, son-in-law Larry Hendren and friend Dave Bennett. The company was built on Jim’s strong principles and continues to prosper.

Jim held offices in many professional organizations, including the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers and the Missouri Association of Registered Land Surveyors and served decades on state, county and city boards and commissions too numerous to name. Jim was a proud Eagle Scout with bronze and gold palms. He served in many leadership roles in local Boy Scout Troops 4 and 707 along with various district positions, ultimately earning the Silver Beaver. He attended Calvary Episcopal Church for 69 years, where he served in roles including the vestry, finance committee and supervised church refurbishment. Jim also was a founder of Central Missouri Abstract and Title Company and was actively involved in its growth and success. He was an original member of the Country Club of Missouri and spent retirement enjoying golf and friends. Jim also could be found in a friendly game of poker or enjoying the mountains of Steamboat, Colo.

Jim’s greatest joy was his family, who affectionately called him “Big.” He had much enjoyment organizing “family fun nights,” and his lasting legacy is Saturday night Steak Night, which began in 1978 and continues today.

Jim is survived by Polly, his wife of 65 years; children, Polly Ann (Larry) Hendren of Columbia, Tim (Lisa) of Columbia, Cary Weatherby of Bloomington, Minn., and Mimi (Tom) Boardman of Columbia and Crosslake, Minn.,; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests those wishing to make memorial donations to consider the BSA Great Rivers Council, Camp Scholarship Fund, 1203 Fay St., 65201; Companies to Classrooms in Bloomington, Minn. (not-for-profit directed by daughter Cary), Companiestoclassrooms.org; or Calvary Episcopal Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory, 12 E. Ash, Columbia, Mo., 65203; 573-449-4153.

Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 636-887-2074

Stephen Kent Shelton, 66, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Pitman Funeral Home in Wentzville. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Wentzville United Methodist Church with interment following at 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Steve was born Oct. 3, 1950, to Kent and Dorothy (Chambers) Shelton. He grew up in Columbia in a loving family, the oldest of four siblings. His lifelong love of sports, especially the University of Missouri Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals, began at age 6 when his dad took him to Mizzou football and basketball games.

Steve met his beloved wife, Ruth (Withrow), when they were high school sweethearts at Hickman High School. After his graduation from college, they married June 3, 1972. They had a son, Matt, and a daughter, Stephanie, before settling in St. Charles. As a family, they enjoyed taking vacations, playing tennis and carrying on the tradition of being avid Mizzou Tiger fans.

Survivors include Steve’s wife, Ruth; son, Matt, his wife, Angie (Miller) Shelton and their three children, Luke, Alex and Liam; daughter, Stephanie Miller, and her son, Zack; brother, Scott, and his wife, Linda (Wehmeyer) Shelton; and sisters Pam Robb and her husband, Will, and Janet Shelton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lustgarten Foundation (1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, N.Y., 11714) or Wentzville United Methodist Church Benevolent Fund.

Published Thursday, January 19, 2017

Joseph Alan Lynes, 65, of Columbia passed away to a better place Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, after a brief illness.

A memorial visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 20, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.

He was born Dec. 15, 1951, in Columbia, the son of Joseph Thornton and Medrese Ann (Sena) Lynes.

Survivors include Joseph’s two sisters, Sandra Whitesides of Columbia and Patty Moyle of Rolla, and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Joanne Lynes.

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

Published Thursday, January 19, 2017

Helen Marie Crawford, 87, of Columbia passed from this life on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Boone Hospital with family by her side.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 16 Hitt St., Columbia. A reception will follow the service at the church.

Helen was born June 1, 1929, in Ponca City, Okla., the daughter of Foy Ray and Elizabeth Marie (Walker) Crawford. She moved with her parents and brother, George Edward Crawford, to Columbia at an early age.

Helen graduated from Hickman High School and from the University of Missouri with a degree in education in 1951. She taught physical education in Mexico, Mo., then for most of her career at McCluer High School in Florissant. Teaching, physical fitness, and being outdoors were passions of Helen’s her entire life. She spent a memorable summer biking through Europe with friends as a young adult. As a P.E. teacher, she added new, innovative curriculum like camping and archery to her outdoor program.

She continued her love of teaching and sharing experiences with her nieces and nephew and, later, her great nieces and nephews, all of whom she taught to swim. She was the coach of many youth sports teams throughout the years, including those of her great-niece and nephew. Helen was truly devoted to her family and we are all grateful for her love, teachings, and the time we got to spend with her.

Helen was aquatic director for many summers at Camp Miniwanca. Even this past summer, she took her great-nephews, niece, and sister-in-law for a wonderful weekend to share the beauty and wonder of the magical camp grounds she loved on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan.

Helen loved a challenge and was always able to “get things done”. She enjoyed devoting much of her time to projects at the First Presbyterian Church where she was currently on the Property Committee. She was an avid golfer, on a committee to rate courses across the state and enjoyed her golfing buddies. She represented Missouri in the National Senior Olympic Games in Florida, and was the Columbia Senior Sportswoman of the Year in 1998. Helen was a Special Olympics coach for golf and basketball even this year, and a lover of Mizzou sports. She was a Camp Fire Girls camp director, member of Alpha Phi sorority, her friends First Friday Group, the I Dare You Club that she founded, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, and a lover of canoeing, tennis, biking, bowling, and cross country skiing.

Thank you, Aunt Helen, for teaching us so much and sharing your zest for life!

She will be deeply missed and always remembered by her family, including her nephew, Mark Crawford (Wendy); nieces, Kimberly Crawford Berni (Tony) and Elizabeth Crawford; sister-in-law, Virginia Crawford; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Tessa and Hunter Crawford and Emilia, Scott and Joseph Berni.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her brother, George Crawford.

Contributions in her memory are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, 16 Hitt St., Columbia, Mo., 65201; or American Youth Foundation/Camp Miniwanca, (in memory of Helen Crawford) 6357 Clayton Road, St. Louis, Mo., 63117; www.ayf.com.

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

Published Sunday, January 22, 2017

Reba Gene Cornelison Krehbiel, 88, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Candle Light Lodge in Columbia.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, in Memorial Park Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Brad Bryan.

Reba was a true Columbia girl. She was born Jan. 31, 1928, in a large stone house on North Eighth Street that is no longer there.

She attended Field Elementary, Jefferson Junior, Hickman High School and the University of Missouri where she earned a degree in art.

She enjoyed the movies. As a young girl, still in grade school, every Saturday her parents would give her a quarter and, either by herself or with a friend, she would walk downtown and go to the movies.

She loved the whole experience — sitting in a plush chair in the dark and being taken to a different world.

She had a lively imagination and a sense of humor. When one of her classmates in college asked her what was being built in west Columbia, she responded that it was a new synagogue. The classmate was surprised when a tank was put on top of all those pillars.

She also loved to travel with her three sons in the summer. They would all get in their Volkswagen camper and see the country, camping out along the way. It would not have been possible if she had not been able to get the meals on a two-burner camp stove perched on a shelf on the camper’s door.

For many years, she belonged to a writing group that met once a week, and every week she would write a story, usually about her life growing up in Columbia in the 1930s.

When Alzheimer’s began to take her and her memory away, every week she would still have a story about her life in Columbia.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Edward Krehbiel of the home; three sons; and six grandchildren.

She was a happy and loving spirit and will be missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Bus. Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202.

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

Published Sunday, January 22, 2017

Todd Edward Gould, 47, of Columbia went from this life to the arms of his Heavenly and earthly parents on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel on Old 63 in Columbia.

He was born March 16, 1969, the son of the late Edward Lee Gould and Mary Helen Fullmer Gould.

Todd loved working in his parents’ business, hunting, woodworking, fishing with his nieces and nephews and learning. His last years were spent lovingly caring for his aging father and surrounded by his fur children, Trip, Roxy and Gunner.

He is survived by his three older siblings, Nancy Goodale of Columbia, Marc Gould of Fallon, Nev., and Mindy Parker, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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

Published Wednesdday, March 22, 2017

Earl Leslie Proctor, 98, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.

Visitation will be at 12 p.m. on March 27, at Memorial Funeral Home, followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m.

He was born on April 6, 1918 to Nell Johnson and Leslie Thurman Proctor in Boone County.

Before high school years, the family moved from Bass Ave to a farm on the edge of town near north Garth and Highway 40 where the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center was located for many years. Earl attended Hickman High School. He was proud to have been a member of the class of 1936 and to have played on the Kewpie football team.

At the University of Missouri, he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and an avid Tiger fan. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration in 1940 and then received a commission as Second Lieutenant Field Artillery from R.O.T.C. Called to active duty in World War II, First Lieutenant Proctor commanded the first platoon of Company A in the 635th Tank Destroyer Battalion landing on Omaha Beach, Normandy on D-Day June 6, 1944. On or near the front line for 337 consecutive days, his battalion participated in all five battle campaigns in Europe. He was awarded several medals including the Silver Star in April 1945 when Proctor’s platoon spear-headed the final drive of Patton’s Third army across Germany. They proudly received a Commendation from the 66th Infantry Commander.

Returning to civilian life in the fall of 1945, he joined his dad and brother in business. They built and operated motels in Columbia, Macon, and Fulton as well as developed the Parkade subdivision. On New Year’s Eve 1945, he met Helen Tallen. They were married on June 30, 1946 at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia. He often said this was the best decision he had ever made.

Eager to give back to his country and local community, Earl served in a variety of leadership positions. He was elected Commander of Post 280 Veterans of Foreign Wars in 1946, the first Commander from WWII. In 1947, he was chairman of the Boone County USO drive, and was selected by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce to reactivate Battery B, 128th Field Artillery, Missouri National Guard as Captain Field Artillery. Also, he was invited to join the Columbia Rotary club. He served ten years 1961 to 1971 on the Selective Service Board, the first five as chairman. In the mid 1950’s, he was President of the Columbia Tiger Quarterback Club. For five years in the 1960’s, he was President of the Sigma Nu House Corporation, Rho Chapter. During this period, an addition to the house was completed. He concluded twelve years (1519 hours) of volunteer service at the Truman Veterans Memorial Hospital in 1991.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Tallen Proctor of Columbia; daughter, Sandy Proctor Osborn; and granddaughter, Melissa Proctor Osborn, M.D. of Houston; and sister, Phyllis Sue Bunge of Jacksonville, Fla.

A true gentleman, his sense of humor made every day fun. He demonstrated total commitment to family and treasured his friendships. His family feels blessed to have enjoyed the pleasure of his company for so many wonderful years.

Online tributes can be left for the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com. Memorials are suggested to Central Missouri Honor Flight and DAV, Disabled American Veterans.   

Published Sunday, January 22, 2017

Cheri P. Sapp, 64, of Columbia passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones.

A celebration of her inspiring life, for family and friends, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at the VFW, 1509 Ashley St., Columbia, Mo.

Cheri was born Aug. 4, 1952, to Leslie Rosson and JoAnn Polly of Columbia.

Our fondest memories of her were not who she was, but what she offered those around her. A trip to “The Farm” could fill many voids in your life. Warmth, love, acceptance, an off-color joke, an opportunity to be yourself, honest advice, wisdom and sincere conversation — all of these things were offered up by the “The Farm’s” dynamic matriarch, whom many affectionately refer to as grandma, mom, wife and friend. That was the spirit of Cheri Sapp.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley Shawver; mother, JoAnn (Ken ) Polly; siblings, Randy (Patty) Rosson and Nancy (John) Rosson; children, Danielle (Rev) Geurts, David (Jasmine) Sapp, and Darrah (Tony) Sapp; and two grandchildren, Emmett and Ruthie Geurts.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Betty Davis; father, Leslie Rosson; and brother, Ron Rosson.

In lieu of flowers, her request was that donations be made to a charity of your choice.

Published Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Jacquelyn “Jackie” G. Mitchell, 74, of Boonville passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.

Graveside services will be held at Columbia Cemetery at a later date.

Jacquelyn was born Jan. 22, 1943, in Columbia, the daughter of Robert and Naola Reeder Lewis. She married William Mitchell Sr. on Oct. 28, 1994, in Boonville. Jackie enjoyed reading, shopping, and, most of all, spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband; four children; a stepchild and other friends and family.

Published by H. T. May & Son Funeral Home, Columbia, MO.

Beverly Hatton, 61 of Columbia, passed on into eternity on Monday, January 23, 2017, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the H.T. May and Son Funeral home in Columbia at 3:00 PM. Visitation will be from 2-3 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Beverly Oveta Hatton was born on December 5, 1955 in Columbia, MO., the second of four children to Calvin Isaiah Hatton and Betty Jane Hatton. Beverly attended David H. Hickman High School graduating in June 1974. Beverly worked for the University of Missouri for over 30 years before retiring.

Beverly was a diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan and a Missouri Tiger fan. She never met a stranger but God forbid if you got on her bad side! She loved cooking for her family. She loved talking mess.

" There are so many things I could say about my momma. She wasn't just my mother, she was my best friend that I could tell my deepest feelings and thoughts to . It is so very hard to put into words just how much you have meant to me momma." Love Danielle.

She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter Danielle (Lyle Williams) one son Lamar Hatton, three grandchildren and one great grandchild, Chavez M. Hatton, Shaqwaylla Hatton, Ka'Dayzjou M. Hatton-Richmond, and Cambriah Saltzman, two brothers Reginald Wayne (Ante) Hatton, Lawrence (Mary) Tumey, and one sister Marietta Kaye Hatton(Sergio Turner Williams), five aunts Dorthey Lee, Grace Wright, Jean Crayton, Marva Brown, Sandra Henderson, two uncles Roger(Mae) Hatton, and Turner Brown.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Joseph O. Hatton, and one uncle Joseph Henderson(Hurt).

Letter to Heaven

I am writing you this letter to you up above
To tell you how much I miss you with all of my heart and love.
I am left with this sorrow
Sometimes too much to despair
It is hard to not touch you
I wish so much to hear your voice
JUST ONE MORE TIME
I hear you whisper inside my thoughts
I feel you around me
I know you live on through those lives you have touched.
I know someday I'll see you again. In my heart I'll hold you close, and keep you
safe. Until then, keep sending me signs.
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Published Thursday, February 9, 2017

Harley Samuels, 70, of Columbia, passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at Parkside Manor in Columbia.

A memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at Parkade Baptist Church, 2102 N. Garth Ave., Columbia. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

The first born son of the late Dr. John B. Samuels and Maxine Foster Samuels, Harley graduated from Hickman High School and was an alumnus of Webster University where he studied history.

He is survived by his mother; his brother, William Edward Samuels; as well as numerous other relatives.

Memorials are suggested to NAMI, 3405 Truman Blvd. Ste 102, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Share stories and condolences online with the family at www.heartlandcremation.com.

Published Friday, January 27, 2017

Richard Lee Odor, 88, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.

Visitation is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., with memorial service following at noon.

Richard was born Feb. 10, 1928, to Carlyle Kurtz Odor and Crystal (Ford) Odor in Columbia.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy; and two daughters, Julie of Bothell, Wash., and Jan (Cullen) Murski of Greenwood.

Condolences may be shared at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.

Published Monday, January 30, 2017

Bradford “Brad” L. Crane, 66, of Fulton went to be with his Savior on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Mexico, Mo.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Dennis Peterson officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Millersburg Cemetery.

Brad was born June 21, 1950, in Columbia to Carl Bradford and Betty Jean Koch Crane, who preceded him in death.

On March 31, 1973, he married Deborah Newman in Columbia, and she survives.

He served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam era. He worked as an electrical planner for Ameren Callaway Nuclear Plant before retirement. He also was a member of IBEW Local 257. Brad enjoyed participating in all kinds of sports such as golf, racquetball and fishing. He very much enjoyed hobbies like building and restoring old cars. He was quite the craftsman and built several houses.

After Brad and Debbie were married, they moved to the Millersburg area where they have resided for 43 years. Brad and Debbie enjoyed traveling to many interesting and beautiful places — their favorite being New Zealand. He was a member of the Millersburg Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He truly loved the people there and serving when needed.

He was a loving and caring husband and father and will truly be missed by all his family.

Other survivors include Brad’s daughter, Heather Crane-Pecosky and husband, Mike, of Mount Horeb, Wis.; brother, Larry Crane of St. Louis; and sister, Sarah Schlichter of Moberly.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65202.

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

Published Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Carl Stephen Scheneman, 68, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at The Bluffs in Columbia.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m., and interment will follow.

Stephen was born March 7, 1948, in Monett, the son of Carl and Phyllis Scheneman, both of whom preceded him in death.

When Stephen was in elementary school, his parents encouraged him to participate in sports, and baseball became his game. He participated in the Little League program and was a member of several all-star teams. He continued his love of the game as a Hickman High School Kewpie, and his summers were filled with ballgames, playing in both the American Legion and Ban Johnson leagues. He was recruited by the University of Missouri baseball program and played with the team for three years.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1966 and continued his education at the University of Missouri, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in community development. He married Mary Ann Sadich on Aug. 31, 1973, and they were together for more than 43 years.

After he completed his master’s degree, he followed in his father’s footsteps and began a 30-year career with USDA Extension at Virginia Tech University in 1972. During his tenure at Virginia Tech, he earned his Ph.D. in administration from The Ohio State University. After completing his Ph.D., he returned to Virginia Tech, where he remained for 20 years. He and Mary Ann began their family and had three children, all of whom were born in Virginia. In 1991, he accepted a position at Kansas State University and continued there until his retirement in 2001.

Throughout his life, he was a strong believer in continuing education, which became the focus of his career. He instituted a statewide master’s degree program for the field extension agents while at Virginia Tech and served on several national and state committees. Stephen continued that focus at Kansas State as a leader in professional and organizational development.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; three children, C. Andrew Scheneman, Melissa Scheneman Epp (Tyler) of Kansas City and Meredith Scheneman of Columbia; two grandchildren, Malone Epp and Trey Epp; sister, Susan Scheneman Schuppan (Dan) of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Adult Day Connection, 137 Clark Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., 65211; or to Beta Theta Pi fraternity, P.O. Box 998, Columbia, Mo., 65205.

Published Friday, February 3, 2017

Everett “Bud” V. Little Jr., 97, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Mo.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.

Bud was born on July 22, 1919, in Rocheport, the son of Everett Vincil Sr. and Pauline (Gardner) Little who preceded him in death. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. On Dec. 27, 1953, he married Ruth Weibel in Hatton. She preceded him in death on July 30, 2016.

Bud worked as a farmer, for the railroad, in construction and carpentry and for the city of Columbia. As a youth, he was involved in 4-H Club work where he learned much of his farm skills and later became an adult leader. He was interested in soil and wildlife conservation and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Memories of his service in World War II include having Charles Schultz, Peanuts cartoonist, as staff sergeant and participating in the liberation of Dachau. He loved the Lord, his wife and family, church family and friends and tending his cattle. He never knew a stranger and kept his witty humor, warm smile and love of people into his last days. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his son, Mark Little (Myra); daughter, Beth Thomas (Wally) of Columbia; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Mark Adam Little; one brother, Emmit Little and three sisters, Elinor Dietz, Veta Moyes, and Irma North.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prairie Grove Baptist Church or Missouri Veterans Home of Mexico, Mo. c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo. 65202.

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

Published Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Alvin Lee Edwards, 68, of Columbia passed away Wednesday Feb. 8, 2017.

A visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Liberty Baptist Church with services following at 2:00 p.m. Inurnment will be in Jacksonville Veterans Cemetery.

Survivors include, his daughter Alice; a brother George; sisters Sharon, Jean and Colleen; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Share stories and condolences with the family online at www.heartlandcremation.com.

Published Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Laurel Jane "Laurie" Fuemmeler, 63, of Mexico, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at Saint Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Feb. 16 at New Salem Cemetery in Ashland. Family will greet friends at the American Legion Post in Ashland at 12:00 p.m.

Laurie was born on June 25, 1953 in Columbia, to James S. and Alva Jane Cunningham.

She graduated in 1971 from Hickman High School in Columbia and later received a BA degree from Stephens College and a MEd in Social Service/Agency Counseling from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Laurie was a member of P.E.O., DAR, UDC, DUV, and many other Heritage Organizations.

Laurie had resided in Mexico, since 1979.

She is survived by her parents, James S. and Alva Jane Sappington Cunningham of Columbia, and her longtime companion, Ivar Myer, of Mexico. She is also survived by her daughter, Vivaca (Chet) Crowser; and three grandchildren, Arden, Nora and Holden Crowser all of Missoula, Mont.

Memorials can be sent to P.E.O. Chapter DK in care of Marybeth Kletti, 325 Woodlawn, Mexico, MO 65265; New Salem Cemetery Ass'n, Ashland, MO; or Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Drive, Columbia, MO 65201.

Published Thursday, February 16, 2017

Kathleen Mary McCallum, 47, of St. Louis, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at Saint Louis University Hospital as the result of a ruptured aneurysm.

Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 from 1:00 -3:00 p.m. at Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory with Memorial Service and reception to follow.

Kathleen was born June 21, 1969, in Columbia.

She graduated from Hickman High School and the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She went on to live and work in Lawrence, Kan, Kansas City, and Minneapolis, Minn. for Streetside Records, Yves Saint Laurent Cosmetics, and the retail and management team at Nordstorm department stores.

In 2008, Kathleen returned to Missouri to be closer to her family, where she continued her employment with Nordstrom as a store administrator and human resources assistant in St. Louis until the time of her death.

Kathleen was an avid reader and had a passion for music and the arts. She was known for her sharp wit, her signature style, and her deep love of her family and her friends. She took particular pride and joy in her only nephew, who adored her. Kathleen lived her life with unwavering intelligence and humor, and she will be profoundly missed.

Kathleen is survived by her parents, Drs. Robert and Constance McCallum; her sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Sean Scales; her nephew and godson, Callum Scales; her love, Eric Peniston, and an extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins to whom she was beloved.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kathleen’s name to the World Wildlife Fund https://worldwildlife.org. Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory, 12 E. Ash, Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153

Published Friday, February 17, 2017

Mary Lou McCluskey, 95, a long-time resident of Columbia, died on Feb. 15, 2017 in Tucson, Ariz.

A private memorial ceremony will be held in Columbia at a future date.

She was born in Fulton on Jan. 21, 1922 to Robert C. Holliday and Fern Purl Holliday.

In 1941, Mary Lou married her high school sweetheart, W.C. “Mac” McCluskey. They were married for 72 years, until Mac’s death in 2013.

She moved to Columbia in 1934 when her father became senior pastor of Missouri Methodist Church. She graduated from Hickman High School, where she was elected homecoming queen. She attended the University of Missouri and was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.

Following World War II, Mac and Mary Lou lived in various places in Missouri, resettling in Columbia in 1956 where they lived until 2013. They had two daughters, Elizabeth “Libby” Lee Oldham and Nancy Ann McCluskey-Moore, both of whom graduated from Hickman High School and the University of Missouri.

Always a loving and supportive wife and mother, Mary Lou’s greatest joy came from her happy marriage, as well as her daughters and three grandsons. She delighted in their successes and provided a steady stream of comfort, guidance and kindness during the best and worst of times. Mary Lou’s vibrant, independent spirit and sweet nature will be greatly missed by her family, but her unstinting love will live forever in their hearts.

Her daughters; sons-in-law, Mark Neal Oldham and George Edward Moore; grandsons, Neal Robert Oldham and Brendan McCluskey Smith; and their wives, Kris Foulks Oldham and Sarah Yukiko Asaki, survive her.

Her husband and beloved grandson, Nicholas Matthew Oldham, preceded Mary Lou in death.

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Alfred (A.C.) Brittain, Jr., 85, passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at his home.

An Inurnment service will be at 2:00 pm March 4, at the Bonne Femme Church Cemetery with full military honors provided by the U. S. Navy.

He was born Dec. 6, 1937 in Arlington, Va., Son of Alfred C. Brittain, Sr., and Mary Claudia Childs.

Mr. and Mrs. Brittain and son’s Alfred, age five, and John, age two, came to Columbia when Mr. Brittain, Sr. was appointed head Agriculture Statistician, USDA for the State of Missouri in 1936.

Alfred attended Columbia Schools and graduated from Hickman High and attend his father’s Alma Mater, Iowa State and also the University of Missouri.

Alfred joined the Navy during the Korean conflict and was based in Key-West Florida with the first sonar helicopter squad aboard the USS Mindara-CUE 120 and the USS Leyte CVS 32, flying the coast searching for submarines serving a 3 month tour on the aircraft carrier. After 4 years he returned to Columbia with his wife Charline Thompson, marrying in Dania, Fla. in October 1954. They have been married for 62 years.

Alfred bought his first farm from Presiding Judge A. C. Mustain and bought other farms in Boone and Callaway counties farming for 52 years. He loved tractor pulling with his 5010 JD tractor and was champion at Fulton and Sedalia State Fairs.

In 1976, five Deer Park neighbors, along with Alfred, formed the Deer Park Neighborhood Alert Organization as burglaries were occurring in the neighborhood. This led to his interest to become a sheriff’s deputy for 12 years and received 32 certificates on criminal justice from two states.

In addition to his wife Charline Brittain, Suvivors include their sons, Clayton and Randy Brittain; and three Grandsons, John, Tyler and Austin Brittain.

Memorials are suggested to the Bonne Femme Church Cemetery.

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

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Dan Cook, 64, of Columbia, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in Columbia.

The family will receive friends, in celebration of his life, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., on March 3, at the Columbia Country Club, 2210 North County Club Dr.

Dan was born in Columbia on June 12, 1952 to Gene and Patricia Cook.

Danny was a lover of the great outdoors, traveling, gardening and fishing. He played competitive baseball for the first 25 years of his adult life with “the best bunch of guys in Boone County”, a true joy and pleasure. Dan worked as a carpenter and builder, owning DRC Construction and Remodeling.

He is survived by his parents, Gene and Pat Cook. Also, his sisters Debbie (Richard) Bass, and Judy Cook (Rick) Penley; and his brother Michael Cook. As well as, several nieces and nephews.

He also leaves behind his partner of 20 years, Pam Ashley, her daughter Brooke Maples and her husband Bobby Werhane and their three children. [ml.7(Heartland_4.jpg)]

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Central Missouri Honor Flight. 1400 Forum Blvd. STE. 1-C Box 334 Columbia, MO 65203

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Gary Leo Sheets, 72, of Columbia, passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by family.

A Celebration of Life will be at a later date and time.

He was born on May 30, 1944, in Columbia, the son of Jewett Leo and Mary Elizabeth (Crane) Sheets, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was married on Sept. 26, 1965 in Las Vegas to Judy Carter, who survives of the home.

He spent most of his working life as a warehouse supervisor; first for Anjac Plastics in El Monte, Calif., where he worked for 30 years, and later for Safety Kleen in Columbia, where he worked for 10 years. He enjoyed fishing and watching the Kansas City Chiefs, playing cards and yardwork, and Hallmark movies. Most of all, he cherished time spent with his family and “adopted” extended family.

Besides his wife of 51 years (Gary would always say 110 years), he is survived by: his children, Kelley Sheets (Mary Smith) of Auxvasse, and Gary J. Sheets (Jamie) of Sparks, Nev.; grandchildren, Taylor Williams (Alex Vinson) of Kansas City, and Beverly Hildreth (Mike Dunbar) of Auxvasse; great grandchildren, Cami Wiser-Hildreth and Megan Hildreth; one sister, Linda Griggs of Columbia; a cousin who was more like a brother, Bill Crane; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Missouri Cancer Associates, 1705 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, MO 65201.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; (573) 449-4153.

Published Thursday, March 2, 2017

Daniel "Danny" Kent Brown, 61, of Blackwater, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

Services will be held Saturday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m. at Friendship Baptist, 1707 Smiley Lane, Columbia.

Danny was born December 11, 1955, the youngest of ten children to Madge (Washington) and Sherman Brown Sr..

He played on the '74 Hickman High School Kewpies football team where he played quarterback. He graduated from Hickman the same year. Upon graduation, he worked for Rodney Tree Service where he learned valuable knowledge of trees which he would share with anyone that would listen. Danny started working for the Postal Service in 1976 until his retirement in 2013.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, baby Sherman, Sherman Brown Jr., four sisters, Barbara Ballenger, Shirley Donnell, Elaine Agee, Nathalyn Forrest.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; son Kehyan; daughter Elizabeth; four grandchildren, three sisters Marva Brown, Sandra Turner (James), Janice Brown (Walter); many nieces and and nephews, a host of relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sherman Brown Jr. Memorial Scholarship at service or 1818 W. Worley St., Columbia, MO 65203.

Published Thursday, March 2, 2017

Alan Poe, 62, of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at University Hospital.

Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 3 at Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 3 at Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory. Burial will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery.

He was born on August 25, 1954, in Boone County, the son of Lester Victor and Alvena Delores (Hurt) Poe.

Alan was a 1972 graduate of Hickman High School and worked in maintenance for the City of Columbia at the airport for 25 years. He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, enjoyed going to auctions, collecting comic books, and his dogs. Alan had a big heart, and loved most of all spending time with his family, extended family and many good friends.

He is survived by his father, Lester Poe of Columbia; his companion, Carolyn Straatman of the home; his sister, Janet Dorman of Columbia; brothers, Randy Poe (Jan) of Columbia, and Kenny Poe of Fulton; one nephew, Shilo Dorman; three nieces, Karla Dorman, Kim Poe, and Jamie Poe; three great-nieces and one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alvena Poe.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Humane Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; (573) 449- 4153.

Published Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Cathe Powell, 69,passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with cancer.

A service honoring her memory will be Sunday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m. at Olivet Christian Church.

“The true measure of one’s greatness is the love that is felt by those around them,” for Cathe, that love was immense.

Cathe was born October 23, 1947 in Boulder, Colo.

She spent most of her life in Columbia, where she grew up and raised a family. Her life was forged with selflessness, love, and caring for all those that came into her life.

A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, known as

“Nana”, she dedicated her life to the comfort and happiness of her family and friends. It is never easy to say goodbye, but it is always worth the journey to experience such love.

She is survived by her children, Kerri (Chad) Linder, Doug Powell, Scott (Amy) Powell, and Amy (Mick) Wurzer; her beloved grandchildren, Allie, Spencer, Carson, Will, Reece, Myla, Jack, Celia, Marley, Rhenn, and Emery. She is also survived by her sister Kini (Kenny) Jones.

Her passing was preceded by her husband, Bill Powell, and her parents, Bonnie and Dean Funk.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: The Rainbow House Children’s Shelter, 1611 Towne Dr., Columbia, Mo. 65203 or Second Chance Animal Shelter, 24687 Highway 179, Boonville, Mo. 65233.


Published Sunday, March 5, 2017

Frank Regan, 81, of Columbia, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 at his home in Columbia.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 at Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.

Frank was born on September 30, 1935 in Galesburg, Ill., the son of William and Violet Regan who preceded him in death.

He was married on Dec. 18, 1954 to Marlene Barnes who survives of the home.

In 1957, he graduated from University of Missouri with a Business Administration degree; after graduation he enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Germany for four years where he taught artillery. He retired from Columbia Auto Parts as the office manager after 30 years.

Frank loved being with his family and enjoyed fishing and reading.

Other survivors include: four children, Cynthia Daugherty (Jack), Angela Storvick (David), David Regan (Angie) all of Columbia and Robert Regan (Christina) of Frisco, Texas; ten grandchildren, Scott Daugherty (Lisa), Erin Burri (Brett), Ashlee Kelly, Zach Regan (Casey), Tyler Regan, Cory Regan, Erika Storvick, Cayce Regan, Annika Storvick and Jarod Regan; four great-grandchildren, Braden Daugherty, Drake Daugherty, Anna Daugherty and Jackson Burri; one brother, William Regan of Columbia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.

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

Published Sunday, March 12, 2017

Robert (Bob) Edward Lee, 81, died peacefully at Boone Hospital Center in the early morning of Friday, March 3, 2017.

A celebration of life service will be held at First Baptist Church of Columbia, at 11:00 a.m. on March 25. Further details will follow prior to Bob’s funeral service.

He is survived by his wife, Marilynn A. Lee; his son, Robert E. Lee, Jr.; and Ricardo E. Fontg, his foster son from El Salvador. Bob is also survived by loving brothers and sisters and his extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Mizzou Scholarship Fund at his beloved alma matter, the University of Missouri - Columbia.

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

Rickey D. Murphy, 62, of Hannibal, Missouri, passed away at 7:00 AM Friday, March 10, 2017.

There are no services.

Arrangements are under the direction of:
James O'Donnell Funeral Home
302 South 5th Street
Hannibal, MO 63401
Phone: (573) 221-8188

Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Carl Clement Wonneman, 73, of Fairfield, Iowa, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Parkview Care Center in Fairfield, Iowa.

Interment will be announced at a later date.

Carl was born to Virginia Lee Kellerhals Wonneman and Forrest Audrain Wonneman on May 27, 1943 in Mexico, Mo.

He graduated from high school in the state of California, and served four years in the United States Navy in the Underwater Demolition Program as a “Frog Man”. He received the degree of Master of Business Administration from the Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa, and was active in teaching Transcendental Meditation.

Carl is survived by his sister, Mary Christine Wonneman Levi (Donald) of Stockton; and brother, Forrest A. (Jack) Wonneman, Jr. (Roma) of Columbia.

Arrangements are being made by Pickering Funeral Home of Mexico, Mo.

Expressions of sympathy may be given at pickeringfh.com.

Published Thursday, April 27, 2017

Jacquelyn Marie (James) Mowery, 58, of Sullivan, Ind., passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Per her request, no services will be held.


Jacquelyn was born Feb. 23, 1959 in Columbia. She was the daughter of Milton Lee and Gail James.

She was a graduate of Hickman High School.

Survivors include her son, Kenneth Jason Moore of Sullivan, Ind.; her mother, Gail James of Columbia; brothers, Charles James of Springfield, Mo. and Milton James of Rocheport.

Preceding her in death is her husband, Bill Mowery and beloved father, Milton Lee James.

Jacquelyn (Jackie) loved spending time with family and friends, which she had an abundance of, and particularly loved and enjoyed her nieces and nephews. Her generosity toward friends and relatives was just one of her many attributes. Jackie was loved by all and will be dearly missed.

Published Sunday, March 19, 2017

Duane Detloff, 74, of Columbia, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Visitation was from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West Columbia, MO. Funeral service began at 2:00 p.m. Friday, and burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Duane was born August 15, 1942; he was US Army Veteran. He loved motorcycles and classic cars.

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

Published Friday, March 17, 2017

Allen Ray Moore, 70, of Rocky Mount, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis.

Family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at Millard-Rekus Family Funeral Chapel in Eldon. There will also be visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, at Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory in Columbia.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, at Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory, with Mr. Jim Cochrane and Rev. Buck Cueni-Smith officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born on Feb. 25, 1947, in Columbia the son of Virgil Ray and Hilda M. (Bozarth) Moore.

He was married to Nancy Dimmitt, who preceded him in death on March 17, 2010.

Allen graduated in 1965 from Hickman High School. He was the CEO for thirty years for Wonderland Camp, a camp for special needs children. He was active in Lions’ Club, where he served as a past District Governor; with the Missouri Jaycees, where he was a past Missouri State President; and the Muleskinners. He also served on the Rocky Mount Fire Board. Allen never met a stranger, and enjoyed times hunting, fishing, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of Faith Bridge Church.

He is survived by: his mother, Hilda Moore of Columbia; his friend, Polly Scott of Rocky Mount; his daughter, Darrah (Kirk) Kasicki of Maryland Heights; one granddaughter, Emma Grace Kasicki; one sister, Jan (Wayne) Holden of Columbia; a niece, Emily (Kevin) Clark of Columbia; and 2 great nephews that he was very fond of, Hayden and Jack.

Besides his wife of 42 years, he was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Moore.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Wonderland Camp or Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Published July 19, 2017

Victoria Lynn Heibel Watts, 65, beloved mother, daughter, sister, and friend, triple Aries born under a new moon in the Year of the Dragon, succumbed to heart disease, at her home in Kansas City, on Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Family and friends are invited to gather to celebrate Victoria’s life at 11:00 a.m. Sunday July 23, at the Riechmann Pavilion at Stephens Lake Park with a picnic lunch to follow.

Born to Bonnie and Jack J. Heibel in St. Louis, on March 26, 1952, Victoria grew up in Columbia, where she developed a zeal for reading that would last her entire life. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Grade School and graduated from David H. Hickman High School a lover of literature, horticulture, philosophy, and Motown music. Every year, she delighted anew in the colors of autumn and the blossoms of spring with a passion that never diminished.

Victoria married her high school sweetheart and fellow music lover, Edward Ledeigh “Teddy” Watts, in 1971, and it was amid the blossoms of that year that together they had a son, Jason Jeremy Watts.

Alas, their marriage did not survive their youth, and so Victoria set out as a single mother to begin a lifelong career in health and medicine. She worked in medical research and massage therapy while simultaneously raising her son, earning degrees in Health Services Management and Nursing from the University of Missouri, and slaying vampires with her Dungeons & Dragons friends.

She also baked her own bread, cultured her own yogurt, grew her own alfalfa sprouts, and occasionally sewed her own dresses. As a registered nurse, Victoria worked in hospitals in Columbia, Chicago, and Kansas City, and cared for patients in clinics devoted to oncology, cardiac care, HIV and AIDS, and neurology.

As a devoted aunt, she adored and endeavored to spoil her several nieces and nephews and three cats, Nike, Freya, and Puca. In the latter years of her career, Victoria worked in the recruitment of patients and the administration of protocols for medical research studies. In 2012, she suffered a heart attack, the toll of which eventually forced her to retire at the age of 62.

Victoria deeply mourned the deaths over the years of her dear brother, Mark; ex-husband, Teddy; mother-in-law, Devenia Jefferson; mother, Bonnie; brother, Matthew; and nephew, Aaron DeFoe.

She in turn leaves behind a large family who have loved her dearly, including her son, Jason; father, Jack; stepmother, Gale Heibel; sisters, Mary DeFoe, Catherine Renne, and Frances Sandbothe; her many cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws, and her spirited cat, Puca.

Published Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Robert “Rick” McMinn, 71, of Hallsville, passed away suddenly Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Private graveside services were held on April 4, at Memorial Park Cemetery and a Memorial Service is being planned for a later date.

He was born Feb. 11, 1946 in Columbia, son of Meryl Robert McMinn and Mary Price (Bennett) McMinn, who preceded him in death.

He was married to Sharon Kay Sapp, who survives of the home.

Robert owned and operated his own plumbing service in Boone County since 1995. He enjoyed traveling, camping, and antique tractors.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon, of the home; children Robert Dean McMinn and Kimberly Kay McMinn; two sisters, Glenda Strawn and Connie Vallentine; and one grandchild, Ethan Alexander Robert McMinn.

Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association.

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

Published Sunday, April 9, 2017

Richard Lee Barnes, 74, of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Glasgow Gardens in Glasgow.

Friends will be received 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Parker-Millard Funeral Service. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Parker-Millard Funeral Service with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born June 7, 1942 in Columbia, the son of Richard P. Barnes and Bernice (Holman) Barnes.

Richard was a 1960 graduate of David H. Hickman High School. He owned his first dump truck when he was 18 years old. His love of driving trucks led him to a 26 year career as an engineer & fire fighter with the City of Columbia. In retirement he continued to operate a truck service.

He was a member of Twilight Lodge 114, A.F. & A.M. where he was recently honored for his 50 years as a Master Mason. Throughout his life, Richard had a series of four legged companions by his side.

Richard is survived by two sons: Russell (Missy) Barnes, Lannie Barnes; three sisters: Marline (David) Owens, Carolyn Arenella all of Columbia, Alma (Kevin) Johnson of Montgomery City; the mother of his children, Judith Barnes; and three special grandchildren, Jesse, Nick and Matthew.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Paul; one brother-in-law, Joe Arenella; and an infant daughter.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.

Published Sunday, April 23, 2017

Edith May “Sue” Alumbaugh of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., died suddenly on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Graveside service will be at Oakland Church Cemetery on Tuesday April, 25 at 1:00 p.m.


She was born on Feb. 9, 1934, in Columbia, to Tom Shipe and Essie Anderton Shipe.

She graduated form Hickman High School in 1952.

Survivors include two sons, Tom Barkwell and Patrick Barkwell both of the Independence area; two daughters, Brinda Humphrey of Independence and Gina (Eric) Christensen of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis; ten grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. A sister, Emma Zimmerman of Columbia, also survives plus many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was one son, Dennis Barkwell and two grandsons, Casey and Greg Barkwell. Also three brothers, Jack Shipe, Frank Shipe, and Billy Shipe; and two sisters, Maxine McGee and Shirley Proctor.

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Karla Lynn “Bobby” Geerlings, 52, of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at University Hospital in Columbia.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd, Columbia. Memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, at the church.


Karla was born on Sept. 10, 1964 in Columbia, the daughter of Edward Henry and Robin Ann (Evans) Kespohl, who survive of the home.

She was married on August 19, 1989 in Columbia, to Michael Geerlings, who survives of the home.

She was a paraprofessional for the University of Missouri at Ellis Library and was an active member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church. She also was active with Camp Hickory Hill and was an alumni of the Marching Mizzou Band.

Other survivors include, two children, Sean Michael Geerlings and Kristine Marie Geerlings; and her father and mother-in-law, Fred and Sharon Geerlings.

She was preceded in death by brother, Keith Kespohl and sister, Karin Kespohl.

Memorials may be made to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church AND/OR Camp Hickory Hill c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.

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

Published by Koehler Funeral Home, 7022 Heim Rd, Chandler IN 47610


George Howard Voight Jr.
September 26, 1949 - April 24, 2017

George Howard Voight, Jr., 67, of Chandler, Indiana died in a tragic car accident on Monday, April 24th 2017, in Sanford, Florida.

George was born in Evansville, Indiana on September 26th 1949 to Mary Frances (Cook) Voight and the late George Howard Voight, Sr. He grew up in Columbia, Missouri and graduated from Hickman High School in 1967. Upon graduating from high school, George worked for Goodyear Tire in Columbia. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served honorably for four years (from 1970- 1974) on the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier as a machinist mate. After his service in the Navy, he completed a four year apprenticeship (from 1974- 1978) in the Plumbers & Steamfitters, U.A. Local #10 in Richmond, Virginia. After completing his apprenticeship, he transferred into U.A. Local #136 Plumbers & Steamfitters in Evansville, Indiana where he worked until retiring in 2005.

George was a motorcycle enthusiast and a collector of vintage guns. He loved to travel and traveled extensively with his family and friends. When he retired, George and his wife Nancy sold all of their possessions and embarked on an adventure in their motor home that lasted 12 years. One of his favorite trips was spending the summer in Alaska. George also loved fishing and spent many afternoons on the St. John River in Astor Florida, where he and his wife Nancy would winter.

George is survived by his wife of 35 years, Nancy Ann (Granderson) Voight; his mother, Mary Frances (Cook) Voight; his brother Barry W. Voight (Louise); his son Michael Brian Asbury (Brandy); his daughter Melissa Voight; and his grandchildren Bella and Sawyer Asbury, Phillip Voight, and Shawn Clark. George also leaves behind 8 nieces, 6 nephews, 4 great nieces, 16 great nephews, 2 great-great nephews as well as many beloved aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and friends.

George was preceded in death by his father, George H. Voight, Sr., his beloved nephew Andrew Scott Hilinski, and went to his heavenly home with his brother Randy Earl Voight.

Services are 11 A.M. Friday, May 5, 2017 at Koehler Funeral Home, Perigo Chapel 7022 Heim Rd. Chandler, Indiana 47610 with Pastor Christena Poehlein and Kyle Miles officiating.

Visitation is from 2 P.M. until 8 P.M. Thursday, May 4, 2017 and from 9 A.M. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home in Chandler, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations being made to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Published by Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home of Nashville & Old Hickory TN

Marvin Henry Barnett
March 26, 1943 - April 27, 2017
Born in Santa Monica, CA - Resided in Pulaski, TN

BARNETT, Marvin Henry, Age 74 of Pulaski, TN passed away April 27, 2017.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Barnett & Ann Cunningham.

Survived by his wife of 47 years, Karen Barnett; daughters, Lisa (Shane) Daniel & Mindy (Bret) Taylor; siblings, Tom, Mary, Bob, Sue & Linda; grandchildren, Sarah (James), Hannah (Mitch), Zachary, Lydia, Bryce, Josiah & his dog, Shadow.

Visitation will be at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 1418 Old Railroad Bed in Madison, AL, on Monday, May 1 from 2pm-4pm with the memorial service at 4:30pm, Rev. Robert Montgomery officiating.

In lieu of flowers please go to Water.org & choose a charity.

PHILLIPS-ROBINSON FUNERAL HOME, (615)262-3312.

Published Sunday, April 30, 2017

John William “Bill” McMickle, 80, of Columbia passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017 at home.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, at Locust Grove Methodist Cemetery near Midway.


He was born in Columbia, the son of John B. McMickle and Janet Moore McMickle Roddy on Feb. 11, 1937.

John attended Strawn School from Kindergarten through seventh grade and went to Columbia Public Schools from grades eight through 12. He graduated from Hickman High School with the class of 1955. While at Hickman, John played football and belonged to FFA. John graduated from Truman University in Kirksville, Missouri. He earned his degree in Industrial Arts. He also played football at Truman University.

John married Donna Maupin McMickle on Aug. 24, 1963, in Columbia. Both Donna and John taught school in Mexico Public Schools for 30 years.

After retirement, John and Donna moved to Columbia to John’s family farm. The farm was later sold and subdivided as Bellwood Subdivision.

John and Donna loved to travel with their Toy Business. They also traveled to Europe, to England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. They also enjoyed trips to the Netherlands, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

John was a member of Lion’s Club in Mexico, Mo., and Shriners in Mexico and Columbia. John and Donna loved MU Tiger Football and Basketball with season tickets for 50 years. John also enjoyed his friends of the Sunday Morning Breakfast Club and his Poker-Pitch Club.

John is survived by his wife Donna; nephews John C. Maupin of Springfield and Andy Maupin of Liberty; a sister-in-law Martha Maupin; cousins Janice Moore Bradley, Mike Moore, Bob Moore, Judy Moore, Chuck Moore, Marvin Moore, Mark Moore, Jane Moore, David and Larry Moore, and Suzanne Neyland. He is also survived by special friends David Royer Wilkerson, II, and Jerry Brown of Columbia.

The family requests no food and no flowers, instead inviting friends and family to contribute to American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Parkinson Disease Association, or Donor’s Choice in John’s memory.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory, 12 E. Ash, Columbia, MO 65203. (573) 449-4153

Published Sunday, May 14, 2017

Martha Etta Pace, of Columbia, died in her home on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the age of 101 years, five months, and three days.

No memorial services are currently planned. Her wish was to be buried with her parents in the New Liberty Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Ashland.


She was born in Ashland, on Dec. 1, 1915 the daughter of William Edgar Pace and Catherine Rice Pace.

She is survived by her son, Ralph Edward Kreigh, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

If you wish to make a donation in Martha Etta’s memory, please make it to the Columbia Area Meals on Wheels.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.

Published Sunday, May 14, 2017

Donna Wayland Trice, 71, left us on Thursday, May 4, 2017 after suffering severe health issues for over 10 years.

Donna was entombed at Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at a private family service.

Donna was born on July 20, 1945 to her parents, Edgar G. Wayland and Ella C. Wayland, who proceeded her in death. She arrived in this world at Kelley Air Force Field in San Antonio, Texas at the time her father was training to be a Navigator during World War II.

Donna graduated from Hickman High School in 1963. She then attended Stephens College, the University of Missouri, and Central Methodist College. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority while attending Stephens College. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education in 1972, from Central Methodist College and taught kindergarten in Linn Creek, from 1972-1975. Donna lived in Columbia from 1975 until 1983.

She loved to work on political campaigns while in Columbia, including the late Jerry Litton and Supreme Court Justice Warren Welliver. She worked as a model and was in Elton John’s video for the song “I’m still Standing”, while residing in St. Petersburg, Fla. from 1983 until the time of her death.

Donna was an extremely creative artist and a seamstress. When she was 12 years old, she won the national competition hosted by Roy Rodgers and Dale Evans by submitting the cowgirl suit she created. She was honored nationally at an awards Ceremony.

She designed her own needlepoint patterns and occupied her time by her artistic passion. She was a talented sculptor, photographer, painter, and loved to make Christmas ornaments of beads and ceramics that are now family heirlooms. When she was able, she and William enjoyed traveling and time with friends. She attended Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church will growing up in Columbia. She was also a member of Girl Scouts as a young girl and her Mother Ella assisted as a troop leader.

She married William Conley Trice in 1977 and they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on March 18, 2017.

She is survived by her husband, William Conley Trice of St. Petersburg, Fla. William was the most dedicated husband any woman could imagine. He was a blessing to her during her extended 10-year illness and an advocate for her always; her daughter, Lisa Wayland Altschul of Columbia; and her grandchildren, Anastasia Rosella Boettcher of Columbia, Joseph Wayland Boettcher who is attending Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, and Louis William Boettcher of Columbia, and will be attending college this August.

Donna was very loved and cherished by us all, as we felt pain and empathy during the time of her extended illness. She will be cherished and sorely missed by us all. We keep solace in the fact she is free of pain, and walking in heaven.

Memorials can be sent to the American Heart Association in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, Missouri.

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

Published Tuesday, May 9, 2017

James E. Crosby III, 91, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Funeral services will be at Memorial Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 10, at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.


He was born April 28, 1926 to James E. and Lenore E. (Casselman) Crosby Jr. in Doniphan.

He is a graduate of Hickman High School and the University of Missouri. He served in the US Navy as a Petty Officer Third Class and was honorably discharged on June 16, 1946. He was employed by Shelter Mutual Insurance Companies (formerly MFA Insurance) for forty-four years.

On August 20, 1952, he married Joan E. (Martin) Crosby.

Jim was a member of the Missouri United Methodist Church where he served as the head usher for many years. Other activities included 30 years as a Scoutmaster for Troop 5, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, and volunteer track official for MU.

He is survived by his wife, Joan; his sister, Marcia Matin of Live Oak, Fla.; five children, James “Ed” of Columbia, Robert of Houston, and triplets, David (Heather) of Crystal City, Don of Kirksville Doris Dixon of Ballwin. Additionally, he is survived by seven grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dolores Ruby Spiva Encinas, 84, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in West Covina, Calif.

Services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 344 Workman St, Covina CA 91723 at Friday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m. A reception will follow.


Delores was born Sept. 5, 1932 in Centralia. Dolores graduated from Hickman High School and attended the University of Missouri. She met her husband Richard “Ricky” in the summer of 1952 on June 17 while working in Oregon. Ricky and Dolores were married in 1955 and started their family and a life in California.

Dolores had a beautiful smile that could light up a room. She also had a no nonsense demeanor, which came in handy in the Encinas household on Broadmoor Avenue, a favorite gathering place for many of the neighborhood kids along with their five children. She was an amazing wife and mother.

Dolores worked as a medical transcriber and was very involved in her community. Dolores helped start the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI), East San Gabriel Valley. Dolores held multiple positions at the state and national level of NAMI as well as holding the position of President of the LACC. In 2003, Dolores received the Women of Achievement award for her work in Mental Health Advocacy.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Richard O. Encinas; Children, Dolores Rosanne Encinas, Richard Spiva Encinas, Robert Spiva Encinas, Tony Pelais and Randy Spiva Encinas (spouse Doug Halter); Grandchildren, Delaina Ruby Hampton, David Sandoval, Nicole Pelais Monteleone (spouse Bryce), Nick Pelais, Daniel Encinas, Mikayla Encinas, Katelyn Encinas; Great-Grandchildren, Corey Sandoval and Sienna Marquise Sandoval; and Sister, Marjorie Kay Spiva.

Her family and friends will miss Dolores immensely.

In lieu of Flowers, donations to NAMIESVG P.O. Box 1295 West Covina CA 91793.

Published Friday, May 19, 2017

Jerry Lee Pauley, 70, of Hobe Sound, Fla. passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Treasure Coast Hospice Houses in Stuart, Fla.

Services were held on May 17, in Florida, with full military honors.

He was born on August 26, 1946 in Deer Park, to Altie and Oneita Henry Pauley.

He was the husband of Wanda Allensworth Pauley for forty-seven years and had one son, David Lee.

He was a 1964 graduate of Hickman High School and a member of the marching band. Jerry was a proud veteran of The United States Navy.

He was a graduate of University of Missouri, while earning his degree and after he worked for Williamsdale Nursery. He and his family lived in Rocheport for several years and for a time, he was Mayor. He worked for Syngenta in its various incarnations for 33 years before retiring.

A resident of Missouri, Illinois, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee and Florida, Mr. Pauley traveled the world extensively for both work and pleasure. He was an avid golfer, lifelong Missouri Tiger fan, and a member of the board of directors of the property owners association of the Falls at Lost Lake. He was an Episcopal and attended St. Mary’s in Stuart, Fla.

He and Wanda loved their families in Missouri and never let too much time pass before making a trip back for a visit.

Mr. Pauley is survived by his wife, Wanda Pauley of Hobe Sound, Fla. and his son, David Pauley of Marietta, Ga. Other survivors include four brothers, Dale (Mary Ruth) Pauley, Terry (Erma) Pauley, Larry Joe (Vicki) Pauley, Vernon (Nancy) Pauley all of Columbia; two sisters Martha Rissler of Lake Forest, Calif. and Alberta Anderson of Hemet, Calif.; sister-in-law Sharon Pettitt of Hannibal.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Altie Pauley; his mother, Oneita Henry (Paul) Sapp; his in-laws, Clifford and Dorothy Allensworth; and his sisters, Peggy (Pauley) Rickard and Norma (Pauley) Cunningham, and her companion Richard Knipp; and brothers-in-law, Donnie Pettitt, Harold Allensworth, Robert Rissler and Robert Anderson.

Published Sunday, May 14, 2017

Joan Trower Sorrels, 84, of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 17, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1112 E Broadway, in Columbia. Memorial service will follow at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, at the church. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.

Joan was born on March 6, 1933 in Columbia, the daughter of William Harold and Edna Estelle (Voss) Trower who preceded her in death.

She was married on May 29, 1955 in Columbia, to Richard Sorrels who survives of the home.

She was a preschool teacher at Woodhaven Learning Center and special education teacher for Columbia Public Schools until her retirement.

Joan was a very active and dedicated member of First Baptist Church, Colonial Order of the Crown, Colonial Dames of America, Daughter of American Colonists, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Union Veterans, Magna Charta Dames, Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrams, United Daughters of the Confederacy, United States Daughters of 1812, New England Women, Mother Singers and Boone County Historical Society.

Other survivors include three children, Laura LaCross, Richard Sorrels II and Stephen Sorrels; one sister, Sherry McCarthy; two grandchildren, Bradd Sorrels and Taylor LaCross; and two great- granddaughters, Ellyssa Sorrels and Isadora Sorrels.

She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Parker LaCross.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 1112 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201 OR Roslyn Heights DAR State Headquarters, 500 Main St, Boonville, MO 65233.

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

Published Friday, June 2, 2017

Phillip Alan Dawson, 52, of Columbia, slept into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at his home.

Memorial Services will be on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at H. T. May and Son Funeral Home in Columbia at 11:00 a.m.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of H.T. May & Son Funeral Home in Columbia.

Published Sunday, May 28, 2017

George Thompson Allton, 88, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Columbia.

The family will have a private memorial at a future date.

George was a lifetime citizen of Columbia, and unable to enlist in the military, was deeply involved in community service. He was presented with the Alpha Kappa Psi, professional business fraternity, civic service award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the community. The Boone County chapter of the Red Cross termed Allton “one of the outstanding Red Cross citizens.” He served for many years as chairman of the local chapter. George joined the family business, Allton Ford Co., where he worked for many years.

Allton was a member of the Library Board, auxiliary police and Boy Scouts. He was director of the Boy Scout Camp Gravios and Camp Thunderbird for many years. He was the youngest recipient of the highest scouting honor, the Silver Beaver Award. He remained a scout leader for many years, and enjoyed camping and canoeing in the Canadian Boundary waters with his children. He received the Junior Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Young Citizen in 1958 and was named Optimist of the Year in 1960. Allton graduated from Hickman and the University of Missouri with Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Agriculture Economics. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi social fraternity at UM-C. Allton was a professional photographer leaving his family many beautiful visual memories.

George is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ellen Allton. He also leaves behind his son, Christopher Allton (Doris Morgan) of Richmond, Va.; Jennifer Allton (Timothy Alsdurf) of New Richmond, Wis.; and Catherine Stelzer (Douglas) of Columbia. He was greatly entertained by his six grandchildren, which includes two sets of twin boys.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Stephanie Allton of Springfield, Mo; and parents, John and Mildred Allton of Columbia.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; (573) 449-4153.

Published by Apex Funeral Home, 550 W Williams St, Apex NC 27502

Ann Bernadine Kuhlman, 77, of Apex passed away at her residence May 21, 2017. She was born January 29, 1940 in Columbia, Missouri a daughter of the late Arthur and Agnes (Heisler) Richardson.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years. Ronald Kuhlman, her children: Rhonda McKay and her husband Tom of Cary, Michael R. Kuhlman and his wife Beth of Raleigh, and Timothy G. Kuhlman and his wife Preeta of Olympia, WA, four grandchildren: Rachel and Holly McKay of Cary, and Katie and John Kuhlman of Raleigh.

Ann emanated love. She was kind, compassionate and generous. She was interested in people and loved to be involved. She was a creator of beauty and had a knack for making things fun. She dearly loved her family and faith. Ann was simply magnificent, a delight to all!

A time of visitation will be held Sunday July 23, 2017 from 3-5 pm at Apex Funeral Home 550 W. William St. Apex. A Memorial Mass will be held 10 am Monday July 24, 2017 at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church 625 Magdalene Pl, Apex, NC 27502.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the Kuhlman family by visiting www.ApexFuneral.net.

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.


Published Sunday, June 4, 2017

Beverly Roberts, age 73, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Graveside service will be 11:00 am, Friday, June 9, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.


She was preceded in death by her son, William Roberts.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the William Roberts Memorial Scholarship. Please mail checks to MU Law School Office of Advancement; Attn. Emily Moses, 205C Hulston Hall, Columbia, MO 65211. Reference William Roberts.

Fond memories and condolences for the family may be offered at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 64133 (816)353-1218

Published Sunday, May 28, 2017

Cameron Scott Caruthers, 28, entered the gates of heaven on Monday, May 22, 2017.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 30, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Parkade Baptist Church, 2102 N Garth Ave, in Columbia. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, at the church. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.

Cameron was born June 16, 1988 in Columbia, to Allison Bradbury Caruthers and Jeff Caruthers.

He grew up in Columbia deeply loved by his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and extended family. He graduated from Hickman High School in 2006. He then joined the United States Army. Upon completion of one station unit training at Fort Knox, Ky., he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C. He was then assigned to the 1st Brigade combat team, 3rd squadron 73rd Calvary regiment, B troop. He was deployed to Iraq August 2009-August 2010. Cameron was awarded various military medals for valorous service during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Cameron recently graduated from Missouri Welding Institute in Nevada, Mo. and was pursuing a career as a welding contractor. He was known for his sense of humor and making his friends and family laugh.

Cameron had a heart of gold and would do anything for anybody. He loved children and they loved him. He deeply loved his daughter Kiley, niece and nephews.

He is survived by his daughter, Kiley Wadlow; father, Jeff Caruthers (Susan Garton); mother, Allison Bradbury (Mark Wallace); grandmother, Bonnie Sue Caruthers; sister, Danielle Caruthers; aunt, Stacey Baker (Micah) and their children, Logan, Olivia and Jackson; and two uncles, Todd Caruthers (Janet) and Kevin Hufferd (Tracy) and their son, Zakary.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dan Bradbury; and grandfather, Norris Caruthers.

Memorials may be made to Welcome Home OR Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.

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

Published Sunday, June 4, 2017

Barbara Ellen Chancellor, 69, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017 surrounded by family in Columbia.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

She was born in Columbia to Margaret Coffman Burge and Harry Earl Burge Jr. on Jan. 4, 1948.

Barbara graduated from Hickman High School in 1966 and then attended Stephens College. She enjoyed a long career that included working in the Chancellor’s office at the University of Missouri, Westport Communications, Safees and Dillards. One of her passions was helping people find the perfect outfit for every occasion.

She was a lifelong lover of cooking, gardening, and caring for animals. Along with being an outgoing and friendly people-person, Barbara was a beloved daughter, sister, mother, aunt, and grandmother.

She is survived by her mother, Margaret; sister, Beverly Burge Spencer; daughters, Lisa Marie Dodds (Brad), Lara Chancellor Covert; niece, Marissa Leigh Spencer (Francis Von Thun); and grandchildren, Payton Alexus Covert, Brayden Alexandria Dodds, Claire Margaret Covert, and Colton James Dodds.

She was proceeded in death by her sister, Susan Elaine Burge; father, Harry; and granddaughter, Lucy Ann Covert.

Published Sunday, June 4, 2017

Frances Jones, 91, of Centralia, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Columbia.

Funeral service will be 11:30 a.m., Monday, June 5, at Grandview Baptist Church near Centralia, with burial in Grandview Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Church.

Frances was born Willie Frances Nauser, on Jan. 9, 1926, in Callaway County to William and Ella Wilkerson Nauser.

In 1945, she married Clarence Jones in Columbia. She was a graduate of Hickman High School; she also played basketball at the nearby Hereford School. She started her career at MFA Insurance, now Shelter Insurance, before going to work for the University of Missouri. She was with the University for 27 years before retiring in 1987.

She was an active member of Grandview Baptist Church; serving as a Sunday school teacher, church historian, and pianist for many years. Her piano playing continued well into her later years and the time she was at Stuart House in Centralia. She was skilled in quilting and crochet, she and Clarence always had a large garden and did plenty of canning. They both enjoyed several good years of retirement and traveled to many destinations in their campers.

She is survived by her son, Larry (Rita) Jones of Centralia; grandsons, Jeff (Debbie) Jones of Kirkwood, and Keith (Catherine) Jones of Rolle, Switzerland; and five grandchildren, Aiden, Erin, Taylor, Penn, & Palmer Jones.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence in 2014; son, Russell Jones, and her parents.

Donations may be made to the Grandview Cemetery Association.

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

Published Sunday, June 4, 2017

Patricia Ann “Patty” Hardin, 79, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 5, at Memorial Funeral Home and burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia. The family will receive guests from 10:00 until time of services at Memorial Funeral Home.

Patty was born on Nov. 21, 1937 in Columbia to Leola and Carl Holloway.

She married Donald L. Hardin on Sept. 25, 1958 in Hernando, Miss.

Patty was a proud graduate of both Christian College and Hickman High School. She was active in the alumni groups of each institution. After graduation from Christian, she began her professional career at the J. Louis Crum Company before becoming a tireless and loving homemaker for her family and devoted volunteer in the community.

She was a longtime member of Kings Daughters, Charity 20th Century Extension Club, and recently the Red Hat Ladies. Patty volunteered for more than 20 years as a Pink Lady at Boone County Hospital and Columbia Regional Hospital and was a 4-H leader in Boone County for ten-plus years.

Patty is survived by husband, Don; sons, Mitch Hardin of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Marty (Lisa) of Harrisburg; and grandson, Mason Hardin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia (Christian) College Alumni Association or the Food Bank of Central Missouri.

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

Published June 6, 2017

Jerry Palmer, 70, of Columbia, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at his home.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 7 at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia; burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home.

Jerry was born, Oct. 4, 1946 in Boone County, to James and Nellie Calvert Palmer.

He was a 1964 graduate of Hickman High School, and spent his entire life in Boone County. On June 6, 1960, he married Susie Starke in Columbia. He served for 25 years in the U.S. National Guard, and for the Columbia Police Department Reserves. He began working in the grocery business for Eastgate Grocery before going to work for the University of Missouri Hospital Cafeteria, where he would retire as assistant manager. He took medical retirement from the University and would receive a Heart Transplant on Jan. 26, 1995. Jerry enjoyed old westerns, and was a friendly man that never met a stranger.

He is survived by his wife, of 47 years, Susie Palmer; son, Bill (Misty) Palmer of Bevier; grandchildren, Trinity Palmer of Columbia and J.D. Palmer of Bevier; sisters, Ruth Ann Rice and Karen (Pete) Rayhart both of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ronald Dale and Larry Edward Palmer; and sister, Sharon Kay Palmer.

Contributions may be made to Midwest Transplant Network 607 Oakcrest Dr, Pittsburg, KS 66762.

Published June 11, 2017

William Joseph Bayer, 81, of Columbia passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017.

Per his request there will be no services.

He was born April 19, 1936 in St. Louis to Velentine Joesph and Mae M Chaney Bayer. On Sept. 4, 1960 Bill married Mary Margaret Mitchell and they had two sons Joseph Mitchell (Natalie) of Columbia and Jason Mitchell (Katherine) of St. Louis.

Bill graduated from Hickman High School in 1955. He received his B.S. and Master in Education from the University of Missouri and taught high school biology for the Jefferson City school system. He was an investment broker with Stix and Company, Newhard Cook and Company and A.G. Edwards. He was a 32degree Scottish Rite mason and a life member of Twilight Lodge. He was a member of the Little Dixie Kiwanis Club for over 30 years.

Bill is survived by his wife; two sons; grandchildren Landon Joseph, Stella Mae, Maxwell Mitchell, Alec Stark; and sister Donna Card.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sinclair School of Nursing to support alumni activities, Room S219, School of Nursing, University of Missouri 65211.

Published June 14, 2017

Burton L. Stoerker, 68, of Ten Mile, Tenn. and formerly of Columbia, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017.

The family is celebrating Burt’s life privately as he wished.

Burt graduated from Hickman High School and went to University of Missouri where he obtained his degree in mechanical engineering. He was employed by Tennessee Valley Authority for 25 years and then became a contractor for Bechtel Corporation at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant for 7 years. Burt was a proud member of the NRA and Travelers Protective Association. He loved people and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Throughout his life he touched many people and will be remembered by his many friends in Columbia, TVA and Bechtel.

Cindy loving and devoted wife of 25 years survives. Burt is also survived by his mother, Dorothy Stoerker-Peters; son, Corey Stoerker; daughter, Amy (Paul) Atwood; brother David (Cathy) Stoerker and grandson Thomas Atwood. He will also be greatly missed by stepchildren Michael (Lana) Hayes and John (Tina) Dean.

Burt was preceded in death by his father, Lew Stoerker, and sister, Carol Stoerker.

Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel, Knoxville, Tennessee is honored to serve the Stoerker family and invites you view and sign their online guestbook at gentrygriffey.com.

Published June 9, 2017

James Robert Bohnenkamp, 65, of Columbia, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his home, after an on-going illness.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 10, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.

Jim was born on April 14, 1952 in Chillicothe, to loving parents Bob and Peggy (Murphy) Bohnenkamp and was the oldest of eight children.

Jim is survived by his mother, Peggy of Columbia; his daughter, Summer Rae of Tampa, Fla.; son, Stephen of Maui, Hawaii; three brothers, David (Lily) of Iowa City, Iowa, John (Gwen) of Bullhead, Ariz., and Paul (Carrie) of Broomfield, Colo.; and two sisters, Beth (Mike) Kopp of Leawood, Kan., and Amy (Mike) Kultgen of Denver.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert (Bob); brothers, Michael and Daniel; his maternal grandparents, Fern and Gerald Murphy; and fraternal grandparents, Evelyn and Harry Bohnenkamp.

Jim was a 1970 graduate of Columbia Hickman High, studied at Columbia College and received an associate’s degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Missouri. He was employed in management of Auto Sales and Leasing in Dallas, for over 20 years.

Jim was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and had an affection for the bass guitar. He was an accomplished musician and played in both local and national bands through the years. Jim’s friends could always count on his upbeat demeanor and outlook on life, along with being known for his amazing sense of humor.

The family wishes to thank all the physicians, nurses, and staff with University Hospital for all their kindness and compassion over the last several years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO 65202.

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

Published June 9, 2017

Charles “Chuck” Edward Fuller Jr., 79, of Columbia passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

He was born on Feb. 10, 1938 in Joliet, Ill., the son of the late Charles Edward and Edna Mae (Warsing) Fuller.

On Feb. 14, 1958 he united in marriage to his wife Ann Fleenor. She survives at the home.

Chuck spent the first 13 years of his life in Africa where his parents were missionaries. Upon moving to Columbia he attended Hickman High School and then joined the United States Air Force. He then attended college at Columbia College where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. After obtaining his Bachelor’s, he then went on to attend the University of Missouri where he obtained a Masters Degree in Education.

Chuck served in the United States Air Force, United States Coast Guard and the Missouri National Guard for a total of 22 years, and obtained the rank of Sr. Master Sergeant. When he was not busy serving his country, Chuck was a postal carrier in the rural areas surrounding Columbia.

During his Air Force years he was part of the pistol team and track and field team. Chuck was a Mason for many years, and prior to his time in the service he was a Shriner. He volunteered at the local food pantry and also at the Optimist Club with their Christmas tree sales. Chuck also enjoyed coffee, barbeque and the Star Trek TV series.

Along with his wife Ann, he is survived by one son, Glenn Fuller and wife Billi of Nashville, Tenn.; one daughter, Heather Fuller of Columbia; and two grandchildren, Brooke and Alex Oglevie.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Judith.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.

Published in The Birmingham News on June 9, 2017

Nancy Lingafelter West, "Nanny" as she was lovingly referred to by her grandchildren, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2017 at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham. She was 62 years old.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents the late Max Lingafelter and Norma Lingafelter of Kansas. Survivors include her loving husband, Bob West; step-daughters Rebecca Davis of Charlotte, North Carolina and Stacey (Richard) Williams of New Orleans, Louisiana; 9 grandchildren West, Will, Henry, Jake and Sam Davis; McKain, Marcy, Hunter and Clay Williams. Brother-in-law and sister-in-law Tommy and Linda Gentle of Haleyville and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.

Nancy was a graduate of the University of Missouri where she was a member of Kapa Alpha Theta Sorority and a member of the women's basketball team. After graduation, Nancy worked as an executive with State Farm Insurance Company in Monroe, Louisiana. She earned her Master's degree from Northeast Louisiana University where she was awarded the "Outstanding MBA" graduate award. She was working towards earning her Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama. Nancy was an entrepreneur who successfully operated numerous business ventures and was an expert in the stock market.

Nancy married the love of her life, Bob West on May 31, 1986. They lived in Monroe, Louisiana for several years before relocating to Birmingham, Alabama in 1992. They enjoyed many beautiful years at their home in Graystone Country Club. Bob and Nancy enjoyed playing golf together. She was an excellent tennis player and loved teaching the game to her grandchildren. Nancy was also an avid bridge player earning her "Life Master Certificate." The true joy of Nancy's life were her nine grandchildren. They looked forward all year to the time they would spend with Nanny and Poppy during the summer. Nancy spent countless hours with her grandchildren playing domino's, monopoly and Lego's along with every other game you can imagine.

In 2010, Nancy and Bob bought a house on Lake Wilson in Florence, Alabama. Nancy made many lasting memories there and loved spending time with all of her family enjoying the river, cookouts, and riding jet skis. Nancy was a very kind hearted, loving, and giving person. Her family went to her often for advice. She was much more concerned about other people's problems than her own. And when it came to her grandchildren, there is nothing she wouldn't do to make them happy. A favorite memory is Nancy staying up all night on Christmas Eve putting together piles of toys for her grandchildren to open on Christmas Day.

Bob and Nancy had just celebrated 31 years of marriage. They had a rare love that is hard to find today. They were best friends and shared many amazing memories. They traveled the world together but their favorite place on earth was wherever their grandchildren were. For the past five years, Bob has tirelessly and selflessly taken care of Nancy. He never once complained and was overheard telling someone that he was thankful for every second he had with Nancy.

A celebration of her beautiful life will be held Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham. Visitation is 1:30pm-3pm with funeral to follow. A graveside service will be Friday June 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Winston Memorial Cemetery in Haleyville. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to your favorite charity in her name.

Published June 11, 2017

Barbara Joyce McCown, 85, of Knob Noster, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Tulsa, Okla., while visting her daughter.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, at Knob Noster Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., on Monday at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.

Born in Nebraska, March 3, 1932 to James E. Smith and Betty Stryker Smith, she graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia in 1949.

She was married to Robert L. McCown of Columbia, who preceded her in death as did her parents.

Barbara is survived by daughter, Marsha Anderson, of Tulsa, Okla.; sister, Jo Ann Polly of Columbia; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Dr., Columbia, MO 65201-9968.

Published July 2, 2017

Nancy Alaine Strange Dunagan, 57, died on Friday, June 9, 2017, surrounded by friends and family in her home in West San Jose, Calif.

Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life ceremony on Sunday, July 9 at 1:00 p.m. at Fairview Community of Christ Church, 1111 Fairview Rd, Columbia.

Nancy was born and raised in Columbia. She was the first woman from Central Missouri to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia on a full athletic scholarship. She was captain of the women’s volleyball team and earned a BS degree in Physical Education at MU.

She earned an MS degree in Exercise Physiology from San Jose State University and managed the employee fitness program at the NASA Ames Research Center for over a decade. Nancy finished her career as an instructor at West Valley Community College.

Nancy was an ordained lay minister in the Community of Christ Church. Her diverse ministries reflected the light of Christ’s love into the lives of many.

She filled the lives of all who knew her with beauty, happiness, kindness, and affirmation.

Nancy is survived by her husband Stephen Dunagan; children, Christian Dunagan and Meghan Badder; grandchildren, Isla Dunagan, Haley Dunagan, and Riley Badder. Nancy is also survived by her mother Delores Strange and her seven sisters.

Nancy’s gracious and enthusiastic spirit will be missed by all who knew her.

Memorial contributions are suggested the lung cancer research organization of your choice.

Published by McLarens Resthaven Capel & Mortuary & Restvaen Cemetery, West Des Moines IA 50265

O.D. Hawkins, 93, passed away peacefully Friday, June 9, 2017, with his family at his bedside. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial following at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

O.D. was born January 19, 1924, in Woodlandville, MO to Ona and Sally Hawkins. He grew up in Columbia, MO where he attended school through High School and worked several jobs in his teen years to help his family. O.D. played high school football and basketball and was Senior Class President. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a submariner. O.D. was on three missions with the U.S.S. Pampanito, which is located today in the San Francisco Bay. After his service in the Navy he continued his education in Columbia, MO at the University of Missouri where he graduated in 1951. While in college, in June of 1948, he married Muriel Mix of St. Paul, MN. He received his BSEE and went to work as a Sales and Application Electrical Engineer with General Electric, retiring after 35 years. O.D. started his career in Schenectady, NY and then in 1956, had an opportunity to move back to the Midwest, and settled with his family in West Des Moines.

O.D. stayed active in his retirement riding his bicycle and walking many miles in West Des Moines. He enjoyed golfing with friends and his daughter and son-in-law for several years and was in multiple bowling leagues until he was in his upper 80s. O.D. enjoyed making wines and had a special recipe for Blue Cheese Dressing, both of which he loved to share. He was very handy and did many home improvement projects. O.D. also stayed very active in the Iowa Chapter U.S. Submarine Veterans, where he was a past State Commander, Regional Subvets Convention coordinator and newsletter editor for many years. He was a lifetime member since 1960, of the Engineers Club of Des Moines and served a term as President. O.D. was also a member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association where he sponsored a scholarship program. He was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church for close to 60 years and especially enjoyed Tuesday night dinners at the Izaak Walton League where he was a member.

O. D. was a very devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a very kind and generous man who never met a stranger. O.D. had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed being around people. He will be missed very much.

O.D. is survived by his wife of 69 years, Muriel Hawkins; son, Mark of Cambridge, IA; daughter, Gail (Jeff) Meyer of West Des Moines, IA; grandchildren, Ryan and Kendra Meyer; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, George "Pete", Ernest and Bill; two sisters, Margaret Lloyd and Lucille Claxton; and three infant siblings.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa or LifeServe Blood Center.

Published June 13, 2017

Gary Wayne Grant, 64, of Columbia, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at his home in Columbia.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 15, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, at the funeral home. Burial will be Memorial Park Cemetery.

Gary was born on Feb. 14, 1953 in Columbia, the son of Elijah and Roxie (Pollock) Grant.

He retired from the City of Columbia.

He is survived by two children, David Grant (Tammy) and DeAna Grant; his mother, Roxie Grant; two brothers, Jerry Grant (Sharon) and Danny Grant (Kim); and two grandchildren, David Grant Jr and Grace Grant; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Darin Ray Grant; his father, Elijah Grant; one sister, Glenda Kay Haymart; one grandson, Timothy Grant.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Boone Hospice OR Wounded Warriors c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.

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

Published June 13, 2017

John Michael Reid, 81, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017.

A graveside service will be on Saturday, June 17, at 6:00 p.m., at the Columbia Cemetery in Columbia.

John Michael Reid was born in Columbia, the second of three sons of Charles Henry Reid and Fern Chorlton Reid.

“Mike” grew up on the family farm, and attended a one room county school house for eight years. The family was musical and Mike competed and won several contests including the Boone County Fair talent show at age 12.

He graduated from Hickman High School where he was active in Verse Speaking, Chorus, and Varsity Football. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1957 with a degree in Business Finance. He was a member of the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta.

He married high school and college sweetheart, Jean Millan in August of 1957.

He worked for the University business office for one year before being called to active duty in the United States Air Force.

After serving his country in Vietnam flying C-130′s for a variety of missions, Mike spent the next 20 years with a multitude of jobs and assignments which included; Procurement Contracting Officer, Pilot, Air Craft Commander for the 311th Air Commando Squadron Danang AFB Vietnam (over 600 combat missions), Jet Instructor Pilot, Distinguished Graduate of Air Command and Staff College, Commanding Air Officer and Cadet Squadron Leader at The Air Force Academy, Business Intern with Martin-Mamafta Space and Missile Division, DOD Plant Representative where he had on-site responsibility for contract management and flight testing of the Air Force’s first 747 Airbourne Command Post and department maintenance of the Air Force’s Air Mission Fleet (VIP), including the Presidential Aircraft, Air Force One. His final assignment was as Director of Manufacturing & Quality Assurance in the A-10 Weapons System, Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio.

Mike took his 20 year retirement and immediately went to work for a regional brokerage firm in Dayton. He stayed with this company for 27 years through multiple mergers finally becoming Wachovia Securities. He had a successful career as a broker and also served as Vice President and Office Manager for the Dayton office. During his years in Dayton, Mike and family were members of The Dayton Country Club, The Dayton Racquet Club, The Engineers Club, and he was past President of the Dayton Kiwanis Club.

Mike retired from Wachovia in December of 2005 and joined his wife Jean, of 49 years, in St. Augustine, Fla. where they already owned a home. Jean died unexpectedly in the fall of 2006. Mike later remarried Ann Meeks and enjoyed traveling and their dogs before passing away at his North Carolina home.

Mike’s friends and family knew him as a generous, wonderful man that loved all animals, he loved his family and his country and will be missed by all those that he touched with his kindness.

He is survived by his only child, Sarah Jane Reid of Columbia, grandchildren, Maxwell Reid Frericks (Melissa Frericks) of Columbia, Elizabeth Spencer Frericks of Columbia; his wife, Ann Reid of St. Augustine, Fla.; brothers, Robert J. Reid of Washington, D.C. And Dr. Patrick Reid of Fort Collins, Colo.

The family would like to thank Hospice and Palliative Care, Hudson, N.C., for their excellent care and compassionate hearts.

Published June 14, 2017

Allen Jeffries, 56, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017.

He was born Oct. 27, 1960 in Fayette, to Eli and Geraldine Jeffries.

On Oct. 27, 1979, he married Renatta G. Dalton and had two children.

Visitation will be from 1:00 -2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14 at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, with funeral service at 2:30pm. Burial will follow in Dripping Springs Cemetery.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1978 and worked as a building engineer for Shelter Insurance Companies for 32 years.

Allen loved his family. He adored his three grandchildren, attending the children’s events, enjoyed the outdoors, and watching the weather channel. He also enjoyed his most recent family trip to Yellowstone, especially seeing the Grand Tetons.

Allen is survived by his wife; daughter, Jessica L. Gray (Andrew) of Harrisburg; son, Ryan A. Jeffries (Allison) of Columbia; and his most precious grandchildren, Chase, Connor, and Camryn. He is also survived by his parents; two sisters, Iona Jeffries and Nancy Parks; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dripping Springs Church 2701 W Dripping Springs Road Columbia, MO 65202.

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

Published June 28, 2017

Shirley A Hoefer, 84, formerly of Columbia, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the home of her daughter.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 1st at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Shirley was born October 11, 1932 in Columbia, the only child of William Wallace, “Jack” and Georgia Gray.

She was married on Dec. 28, 1952, to Thomas “Durwood” Hoefer.

Shirley was an active member in her community of Des Moines, Iowa. She enjoyed a long and successful career at West Bank as a personal banker. Shirley’s two passions outside of her family were fashion and interior home design.

Survivors include her daughter, Karen Hoefer of Henderson, Nev. and her beloved Cocker, Lola.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Rest in peace my mentor, role model, best friend, and the woman I was honored to call Mother.

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

Published June 22, 2017

Brian Nelson Cottle, 58, returned to stardust on Saturday, June 17, 2017, surrounded by love at the Cottle Ranch.

Alzheimer’s disease killed him but nothing can take away the memories of the incredible person whose life was lived at full speed, fueled by curiosity, courage, brilliance, love, laughter, honesty, and a total lack of inhibition and disdain for convention.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 24 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2615 Shepard Blvd. in Columbia. Drop-in and visit with family and friends from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Brian was born at Boone Hospital on Nov. 2, 1958, to Ken and Billie Cottle. A lightning bolt from the start, Brian survived falling into a manhole at age 3, crashing through a car windshield, sub-zero winter camping with his Boy Scout troop, climbing anything climbable, swimming and canoeing, attending Hickman High School and working as an electrician’s apprentice.

His life was forever changed on May 6, 1976, when he was severely injured in a car accident that took the life of his best friend Kenny Brown. From that time, Brian doubled the speed at which he lived life, never wasting a moment and trying to experience everything that life had to offer. His adventures included skydiving, solo hikes in the Tetons and Yellowstone, and mountain climbing.

At age 18, Brian started working at KOMU-TV. He became a skilled director and producer, known for his ability to do anything and everything needed in the chaotic and changing TV business.

In the brief, and only, time that Brian lived out of Boone County, he worked at KOTV in Tulsa, Okla. where he met Amelia Miner. Thus began a new adventure!

After an Alaska hiking honeymoon, Brian and Amelia moved back to Columbia. Brian returned to work at KOMU-TV and worked there until his medical retirement. KOMU was his second home and his second family.

In addition to the hours spent at KOMU, the whirlwind that was Brian remodeled a house, welcomed a son, Christopher, and remodeled another house known as the Cottle Ranch. He never stopped learning, creating, or working. His computer skills and his carpentry skills were always in demand. His ability to fix anything (except engines) was only topped by his beer drinking skills. The Beast liked his beer!

Brian also served his hometown through volunteer service; known as an active and knowledgeable board member, he was passionate about environmental issues and reasonable solutions to problems that others saw as complex and baffling.

His favorite volunteer activities were at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park which is a neighbor to the Cottle Ranch. Brian spent many long hours doing litter cleanup, removal of invasive plants and rusty barbed wire and participating in controlled burns. Litter was a particular irritant and Brian always came back from a walk with debris he picked up. Missouri State Parks recognized Brian with the 2013 Masterpiece Award as the outstanding volunteer at Rock Bridge State Park.

In addition to Amelia and Christopher, Brian’s loving family includes his parents, Ken and Billie Cottle; brothers, Barry and Brice, their families and many others who will miss Brian deeply.

If you would like to honor Brian’s memory, please donate to these causes that he was passionate about:

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park Stewardship Fund to continue maintaining, cleaning and improving the park through volunteer sweat and commitment.

The Greater Missouri Alzheimer’s Association education fund to keep up the work of educating, advocating and agitating to combat Alzheimer’s disease or Team Cottle for Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

It took a village to travel through Alzheimer’s; Amelia and Christopher thank family, friends, the medical teams, support groups and Hospice Compassus for walking with us.

Brian and his family shared their journey and did not shy away from the realities that came down like thunderbolts to the heart. Brian has completed his walk and now leaves his loved ones to continue on the trail and pick up the litter.

Donate to Alzheimer’s organization
www.alz.org/greatermissouri/in_my_community_donate.asp

Team Cottle
act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/MO-GreaterMissouri?team_id=391977&pg=team&fr_id=10537

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park - specify Rock Bridge Stewardship Fund in the comments.
www.dnr.mo.gov/parksdonation/

Published June 24, 2017

Kathleen Weislocher, 58, of Columbia, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017.

Memorial services will be held Monday, June 26, at the Red Top Christian Church in Hallsville. There will be a luncheon and visitation at 11:30 a.m. and the service will follow at 1:00 p.m.

Kathleen Laird was born March 26, 1959 in Ulm, Germany.

She was married to Thomas Weislocher on Jan. 13, 1979. They were married for over 25 years before they divorced, but remain friends. Their son, Benjamin William Weislocher, was born Nov. 30, 1988.

She graduated from Hickman High School with a four-year Academic Curator’s scholarship to University of Missouri in Columbia. She got her B.S. in psychology but eventually chose to pursue a career as a computer programmer/analyst Shelter insurance. She worked at Shelter Insurance for over 25 years. Recently, she worked for Davanti, based out of Florida. Kathy was extremely level-headed and dependable and played the mediator role. She had a kind, gentle soul and found good in all, however, her greatest accomplishment was being a mom.

She is survived by her mother, Blanche Campbell of Hallsville; her son, Ben Weislocher of Mexico, Mo. And her sister, Debbie Cola, also of Hallsville.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Karen Leah Laird; and her “dad”, William Campbell; and her grandparents, Clarence and Leona Campbell.

If you wish to send flowers, you can send them to the church on Monday, June 26, after 10:00 a.m.: Red Top Christian Church 14355 North Route U, Hallsville, Mo. 65255. Before that time, they may be sent to c/o Blanche Campbell, 11190 Varnon School Rd, Hallsville, Mo. 65255.

Published June 25, 2017

Violet Marie Canole, 93, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Bluffs. 

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, June 26 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 27 at Memorial with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Violet was born August 5, 1923 in Boone County, to William and Mary Davis Bennett.

She was a 1943 graduate of David H. Hickman High School.

She was very proud of her service as a Clerk in the U.S. Army during WWII.

She married James Dean Canole on January 29, 1946.

She is survived by her nine children, Cathy (Dan) Clinkinbeard of Columbia, Jimmie (Michele) Canole of Melbourne Beach, Fla., Don (Ivy) Canole of Dixon, Wanda (Jim) Becker of Pilot Grove, Betty Bugg of Columbia, Janet (Ted) Wendel of Mesa, Ariz., Judy (Neil) Bowers of Columbia, Lisa (Brent) Gibson of Columbia, and Jeff Canole of Hallsville; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Shawn) McCollom, Wendy Clinkinbeard, Marvin Eugene (Tiffanye) Tomlin, II, Melonie (Dean) Tomlin, Joe (Leia) Asbury, Nathan (Brandy) Bugg, Sarah Wendel, and Nick Gibson; eleven great-grand children; and brother, Gene (Marilyn) Bennett of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dean Canole; son, Jerry Canole; and eight brothers and sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Missouri Honor Flight 625 Cherry St, Columbia, MO 65201 or to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences maybe left for the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published June 25, 2017

Wynona G. “Noni” King, 86, of Columbia, passed away, Thursday, June 22, 2017.

A memorial gathering will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 29 at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.

Noni was born September 14, 1930 in Columbia to Abner and Josephine Ficklin Nichols.

She was a 1948 graduate of Hickman High School, and life-long resident of Columbia.

She worked for Shelter Insurance for 18 years. Also in her younger years, she enjoyed going to garage sales. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her children, Sharon (Larry) Bedford of Springfield, Richard King of Columbia, Mary (Bud) VanVoorn of Wentzville, and Michelle King Bradley of Columbia; grandchildren, Marc Bedford, Kendra King, Meghann (Drew) Theobald, Tristan Johnson, and Thomas M. Williams; great-grandson Jaidyn Jackson; brothers B.J. Nichols and Carl (Margaret) Nichols of Columbia; sister-in-law, Doreen Nichols of Columbia, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of your choice

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

Published Jun 29, 2017

Jimmie R. Hinshaw, 85, of Columbia, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 at The Bluffs in Columbia.

Visitation will be Friday, June 30 from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 30 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.

Jimmie was born on May 27, 1932 in Ashland, the son of James R. and Nellie Mae (Hagans) Hinshaw who preceded him in death.

He was a 1951 graduate of Hickman High School and also served in the US Army.

He was married on June 10, 1953 in Columbia to Phyllis Sue Reynolds, who survives of the home.

Jimmie was a carpenter for many years and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.

Other survivors include four children, Cindy Mountjoy (Ralph), Bernard Hinshaw (Lynn Cashatt), Teresa Hayes and Don Hinshaw (Suzanne Suebben); 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by one son, James Hinshaw; four sisters; and seven brothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Central Missouri Honor Flight Program, 625 Cherry St, Columbia, MO 65201.

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

Published July 5, 2017

Karl Wayne Spry, 66, of Sturgeon, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 30, 2017.

Visitation will be held at Nilson Funeral Home on Thursday July 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with graveside services to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Karl was born on June 8, 1951, in Columbia, the son of Leo and Ruby Spry, and they preceded him in death.

On Oct. 19, 1973, Karl and Sandra Ellen Lee were united in marriage. They had two children, Darren Spry of Spring Hill, Kan. and Matthew Spry of Sturgeon.

Karl worked at the VA Hospital for over 30 years, and held a number of positions. He was also a proud member of the United States Army Reserves, and retired as a Master Sergeant on June 8, 2011. Karl served in active duty during the Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and Kosovo peacekeeping mission. He also enjoyed his time serving as a Shriner.

Karl is survived by his wife; sons; daughter-in-law, Amy Spry; Matthew’s long-time companion, Erin Pauley; his grandsons, Brady and Carson Spry; and his three brothers, Tilford, Lonnie, and Terry Spry.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Shriner’s Hospital or Heritage Christian Academy, C/O The Spry Family, 9333 W 159 St., Overland Park, KS, 66221.

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

Published July 15, 2017

Sandra Bley, 53, of Columbia, passed away at her home on Monday, July 10, 2017.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 16, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home Columbia. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 17, at the Funeral Home with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Sandi was born May 5, 1964 in Columbia, to Carroll Eugen and JoAnn Swan McGrath. A 1982 graduate of Hickman High School, she was a studious woman who loved to read. She had a green thumb caring for her many houseplants and flower garden. Sandy was also an excellent cook, a loving mother, and she loved her grandson dearly.

She is survived by her mother, JoAnn Snell of Higbee; children, William “Bill” Edward Bley, Jr. of Columbia, Kimberly Ann (Patrick) Bley Rengers of Lanesville, Ind., and Kathaleen “Catie” Nicole Bley of Columbia; grandson Daylinn Reed Bley-Taylor; sister, Staci Jo Snell of Higbee; and brothers, Rusty and Matt McGrath of Millersburg.

Her Father, Carroll McGrath and stepfather, Harry W. Snell preceded her in death.

Memorial Contributions may be made to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri 2101 Vandiver Dr, Columbia, Mo. 65202

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

Published July 13, 2017

Wanda Mahan, 76, a lifelong Boone County resident, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 14, at First Baptist Church, 1112 East Broadway, in Columbia, with visitation from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. at the church. Private interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Wanda was born March 12, 1941 in Boone County, to Claude and Lena Pauley Weldon.

She was a 1959 graduate of Hickman High School, and a long-time member of Bethel Baptist Church. She retired after 25 years of service from the Columbia Public Schools Board of Education as the District Registrar. Wanda was involved with Mother Singers, Philanthropic Educational Organization and several other social groups. Wanda was a wonderful communicator and was gifted in sign language interpretation for both her role at the Board of Education and in the local community.

Following her retirement, she spent the past 17 years as a part time supervisor for staff events at the University of Missouri. Wanda had a passion for life and loved her family and friends dearly. She especially loved her role as Grandmother the best.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Joe Mahan; her mother, Lena Weldon; children, Stuart (Janna) Mahan of Ashland, Mike (Christi) Mahan of Jacksonville, Fla., and Stephanie Mahan of Columbia; grandchildren, Austin, Jameson, and Kayla Mahan; and siblings, Christine Poe, Shirley Kilbourn, and Sonny (Patsy) Weldon.

She was preceded in death by her father, Claude Weldon; and sister, Dorothy Collins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Bethel Baptist Church, 201 Old Plank Road, Columbia, Mo. 65203.

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

Published July 14, 2017

Stefanie Leroux, 53, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

A private family Memorial service will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Stefanie was born August 1, 1963 in Liberal, Kan., to Lawrence L. and Jeanette Hefling Leroux.

She worked several years for MFA Oil Company.

She is survived by her mother, Jeanette Leroux of Columbia; brother, Steven (Tammy) Leroux of Mokane; nephew, Allen Leroux of Fulton; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and longtime & wonderful friends, Tim Nichols and Becky Mirielli.

Her father, Lawrence, preceded her in death.

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

Published July 20, 2017

Jamar Lamont Hicks, 26, of Columbia, passed into eternity on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at University Hospital.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, July 22, at the Crossing Church at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, at the church.

Funeral Services are under the direction of H.T. May & Son Funeral Home.

Published in Kansas City Star on July 20, 2017

Daniel Brian Kane (aka "The Old Gringo") passed away peacefully July 16, 2017 at home in Isla Mujeres, Mexico at the age of 68. Dan was born to Lt. Col. Harold Kane & Dorothy Kane on October 17, 1948 in Fukuoka, Japan. He was the youngest of 2 boys, brother to Michael Kane. With his father serving in the US Army during WWII, Dan and his family had moved 11 times by the age of 13. They settled in Columbia, MO where Dan graduated from Hickman HS. He then attended The University of Missouri receiving his degree in Journalism & History.

Dan's professional career included many jobs in the printing/advertising industry. He started his own recruiting company, Kane, Inc. which he ran until retirement.

In 1978, he moved to Kansas City, and married his former wife, Barbara Gee in 1984. They raised their 2 daughters, Whitney & Drew in Leawood, KS. Dan adored his daughters, and always said he had many jobs, but his best one was being a Dad.

Dan's passion for travel took him to the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico in 1976. He fell in love with this island and its people. After both daughters graduated college, Dan moved down to Isla Mujeres in 2012, where he lived until he passed.

Everyone who lived on the island, or visited knew Dan. Dan leaves behind his daughter Whitney Anderson and husband Quinn of Kansas City (and soon-to-be first grandchild), and his daughter Drew Kane and fiance‚ Brant Smith of Ft. Worth.

A celebration of Dan's life will be held Saturday, July 22, at Johnny's Tavern in Prairie Village, KS from 2pm-4pm as well as a celebration in Isla Mujeres. We will miss you Old Gringo!


Published July 24, 2017

Lee (Blue) Ardrey, 68, of Columbia, passed away at home on Friday, July 21, 2017 after losing a 3 year battle with cancer.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Community United Methodist Church, 3301 West Broadway, Columbia, at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 28. A visitation will follow at 5:00 p.m. Officiating the service will be Pastor Curtis.

Lee was born to parents Ivan Sr. and Bea Ardrey on December 15, 1948 in Columbia.

He was a 1967 graduate of Hickman High School.

On March 11, 1966, he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Linda Sapp Ardrey.

He proudly retired in 2008 as Manager of Operations after 41 years of employment at Boone Electric Cooperative. Lee passionately ran the “War Room” during storms to make sure every last light was back on.

Lee was a devoted family man that loved the outdoors, motorcycling, hunting, playing golf, and remodeling. Many happy years were spent at the Lake of the Ozarks fishing, boating, skiing, and swimming even though he couldn’t swim a lap!

Lee took many trips with his beloved wife and close friends all over the US on their motorcycles. Lee loved hunting with his son and grandsons. Lee loved playing golf and always said, “If you can’t play good, you better look good.” And boy he looked good!

Lee is survived by his wife, Linda Ardrey; daughter, Teresa Schlager (Jeffrey) of Kansas City; son, Travis Ardrey (Jennifer) of O’Fallon; sister, Penny Davis of St. Charles; and seven grandchildren, Ashlee Dennis (Kel), Alisabeth, Austin, Allyson, and Andrew Schlager of Kansas City, Jacob and Sam Ardrey of O’Fallon.


He is preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Ivan Jr. (Pear Head) Ardrey.

Lee was always full of life and laughter and will be missed by all. As per his wishes cremation services are under the care of Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.

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

Published July 26, 2017

Allan F. Price, 67, of Columbia passed away suddenly on Monday, July 24, 2017 at his home.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 28, at the funeral home, with Pastor Shay Roush officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Allan was born on July 14, 1950, in St. Louis, the son of Raymond Leslie and Martha Washington (Krueger) Price. Martha died at an early age and Raymond later married Melba Davis.

Allan was married on Nov. 30, 1985, in Columbia to Tina Wilson, who survives of the home.

He was a local home builder and contractor. Allan was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved anything outdoors. He enjoyed being with his family, but especially spending time with his granddaughters. Allan was a giver; he loved serving people, and served his family well. He will be sorely missed by all who loved him.

Besides his wife of almost 32 years, he is survived by his children, Connor Price (Jacquelyn), Cooper Price (Chanel Chaponick), and Mackenzie Bartley (Grady), all of Columbia; two granddaughters, Eleanor Grace Price and Annabelle Marie Bartley; two sisters, Jeanette Cohen (Alan) and Cynthia Bopp; nieces and nephews, Sydney and Kyra Haigh, Seth and Leah Bopp, Sam and Claire Cohen, Taylour, Hayley, Aubrey and Emma Wilson; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Joan Wilson; and brother-in-law, Terry Wilson (Joanna).

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother; and brother-in-law, Richard Bopp.

Memorials may be left to Young Life of Columbia or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Online condolences may be made online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published August 1, 2017


Carol A. Jones, 72, of Harrisburg, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, at Nilson Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 29, 1944 in Columbia, the daughter of Elmer and Charlotte Burks Coleman.

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

Published Thursday, August 4, 2017

Richard L. (Bill) King, Sr., 86, of Columbia, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

A Memorial Gathering will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, at the Elks Lodge, 4747 E. Elk Park Dr., Columbia.

Bill was born on August 4, 1930, in Columbia, the son of Judd and Rose Heisler King.

He attended Hickman High School and was a lifelong resident of Columbia. Bill also served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. He retired from Nauser Beverage Distributing Company in Columbia.

Bill loved to fish, golf and was a heck of a pool player back in the day. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and a 31 year member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Lodge #594.

He is survived by his children, Sharon (Larry) Bedford, of Springfield, Richard King Jr., of Columbia, Mary (Bud) Van Voorn, of Wentzville, and Michelle King Bradley, of Columbia; grandchildren, Marc Bedford, Kendra King, Meghann (Drew) Theobald, Tristan Johnson and Thomas Williams; and great-grandson, Jaidyn Jackson. He is also survived by his partner of 38 years, Dorothy Coats.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Pat Barnes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Missouri Honor Flight, 1400 Forum Blvd, Ste 1-C, Columbia, MO 65203.

Online condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Wednesday August 16, 2017

Charla Sue Bynum, 60, of Hannibal, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at her home.

Friends will be received from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 19 at Parker-Millard Funeral Service. Memorial Services will follow at 2:00 p.m.

She was born Feb. 1, 1957, in Columbia, to Bettie (Wren) Murphy.

Charla was a graduate of Hickman High School, where she was a cheerleader. She enjoyed scrapbooking and playing games on her phone. Most of all Charla loved spending anytime she could with her family, friends and dog Bella.

She is survived by two sons, Robert W. Bynum (Jessica) of Houston, Texas and Mikel W. Bynum (Anna) of Columbia; daughter, Katrina “Katie” Bynum (fiancÚ Joshua) of Harrisburg; brother, Tommy Dean Murphy of Columbia; sister, Sheila McCord (Jack) of Hannibal; grandchildren, Briian, Madaelynn, Korbin, Lane, Rylan, Easton and a baby girl on the way; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bettie Murphy; and brother, Rickey Murphy.

Expression of sympathy may be made to your local Animal Shelter in memory of Charla.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; (573) 449- 4153.

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

Published Aug 27, 2017

Deborah Lee Brink, 66, of Chandler, Ariz, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

Private services were held.

She was born June 25, 1951 and retired from teaching.

She is survived by her brother, Steve; sister, Gail; loving nieces, nephews, and a host of long-time friends.

The family suggests donations be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 60000 San Francisco, CA, 94160.

Published Aug 29, 2017

Jere Ernest Cottle, 84, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 In Tulsa, Okla.

Services were held August 26, at Southern Hill Baptist in Tulsa, Okla.

Jere Ernest Cottle was born on Nov. 18, 1932 in Columbia, to Ernest Charlie Cottle and Ruby May (Hall) Cottle.

He married Doris Poore on May 25, 1952.

After graduating from Hickman High School he enlisted in the Air Force. He served four years, 18 months in Japan. After discharge, he went to work for Silvey Ins. Jere and family moved to Tulsa in 1965 and retired from Silvey after 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, Doris, of 65 years; son, Richard (Rick) Cottle and wife, Donna; daughter, Vicky Cottle, all of Tulsa; granddaughter Heather Hodge and husband Mike; three great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Baumgartner; and brother, Ken Cottle and wife, Billie.

Jere was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Elmer Cottle.

Published Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Joe “Taco” Rhodes, 73, of Columbia, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 24, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Chapel.

Joe was born Sept. 14, 1943, to Joseph V. Rhodes, Sr. and Josie Archeleta Rhodes in Clayton, N.M., and they preceded him in death.

He is survived by his children, “Trip” Rhodes of Springfield, Mo. and Jody Rhodes of St. Louis; and a grandson, Cade.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Sean Rhodes.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Cade Scholarship Fund, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202.

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

Published Aug 23, 2017

Helen “Ruth” Forbis, 87, of Hallsville, often referred to as “a saint in this earthly life”, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 26 at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, August 25 at the Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow the service at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ruth was born Feb. 24, 1930 in Woodlandville to Rice and Lucille Hawkins Claxton.

She attended Hickman High School, later marrying the love of her life, Charles W. “Buddy” Forbis and celebrated 51 years of marriage before his passing in 1997.

Ruth worked in the insurance field for many years, retiring from Columbia Orthopaedic Group in 1995.

She was an avid reader who above all else loved God, enjoyed spending time with her family, friends of the Red Hat Club, Locust Grove Women’s Club and Hallsville Historical Society. Ruth was a member of Hallsville United Methodist Church.

She was a wonderful and dedicated wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, and friend.

Ruth leaves, in the comfort of fond and loving memories, their children Linda Baker (Dean) of Columbia, Libby Amos (Jay) of Platte City, Denny Forbis (Pam) of Lavernia, Texas and Curt Forbis of Hallsville. Ruth was an adoring grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild.

She was preceded in death by four siblings, Gladys Acton, Keith Claxton, Elizabeth Phillippe and Bobby Dean Claxton.

Our beloved Mother will be missed beyond measure.

Memorial contributions are suggested to National Kidney Foundation, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202.

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

Published Aug 27, 2017

Debbie Melvin, 61, of Ashland, passed away Wednesday August, 23, 2017 at Boone Hospital.

Celebration of Life services will be at the Living Faith Church in Ashland on Sept. 2, at 11:00 a.m.

Debbie was born Oct. 2, 1955, in Fulton, the daughter of Hobert and Mary Lee Walker Parman.

She married Johnny (Pete) Melvin on August 17, 1975 in Columbia.

She was a member of the Praise Assembly in Columbia. Debbie worked for the University of Missouri Library in Columbia.

Survivors include her husband, Pete Melvin; one son, Johnny (April) Melvin of Ashland; two daughters, Mary (Kerby) Mitchell of Columbia and Claire (Ray Linzie) Melvin of Ashland; her grandchildren, Caleb Mitchell, Nathaniel and Abigail Melvin; and two sisters, Penny (Fred) Martie and Donna (Danny) Perkins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister.

Published August 31, 2017

Darold Ray Davis, 71, Columbia, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017 at University Hospital in Columbia.

Visitation will be on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 9:00- 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Darold was born on June 25, 1946 in Columbia, the son of Robert Vernon and Edith (Peacher) Davis, who preceded him in death.

In 1966, he joined the US Army; while serving in Germany, he met Jenny Davis.

He was married in Columbia on Feb. 2, 1968 to Jenny, who preceded him in death on June 4, 2017.

Darold worked as a mechanic for many years before retiring from Xerox as a technician. He was an avid outdoorsman, who valued time with family and friends. He enjoyed feeding the deer and coons that would visit daily. Darold was a person who would fix almost anything for anyone at any time.

Survivors include three sons, Steve Lochner of Biloxi, Miss., Uwe Lochner of Columbia and Kevin Davis (Lisa) of Oahu, Hawaii; grandchildren, Stefanie, Micah, and Devon Lochner, Jared and Justin Davis; and sister, Marilyn Selovich-Dodge (Zane).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Missouri Humane Society, 616 Big Bear Blvd, Columbia, MO 65202.

Online condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.



Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Vera J. Coats, 90, Columbia, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at University Hospital in Columbia.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 30 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial service will be on Thursday, August 31 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Wesley Knight officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery and will be at a later date.

Vera was born on June 4, 1927 in Boone County, the daughter of Reuben T. and Vera Mae (Bandy) Jacobs, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was married on Sept. 11, 1948, at the Christian Church in Columbia, to Russell M. Coats who survives at the home.

She was a 1945 graduate of Hickman High School, where she was a cheerleader.

After graduation, she attended Christian College, where she earned an Associate’s Degree in 1947. After raising two children, she went to the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 1967 and her Master’s in 1969. She worked for Christian College/Columbia College for many years, teaching in the department of Fashion and Textiles. She was instrumental in starting an annual fashion show, where the students were able to showcase their designs on the runway.

Vera was a talented seamstress and avid quilter, a wonderful cook, and a good golfer. She enjoyed playing bridge. Vera was an awesome person, was loved and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Besides her husband of almost 68 years, she is survived by two sons, Russell L. Coats (Melanie) of Lake Ozark, and Larry J. Coats (Paula) of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; three grandchildren, Cortney Teague (Matt) of Webster Groves, Greg Coats (Diana) of Columbia, and James Coats (Layla) of Springfield, Mo.; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Bandy Jacobs of Columbia; sister-in-law, Deanna Jacobs; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Craig Bandy Coats in 1957; and six brothers and sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Olivet Christian Church, 1991 S. Olivet Rd, Columbia, MO 65201.

Online condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published September 3, 2017

Karen Sue Flickinger Brown, 72 of Columbia, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017, in Columbia.

Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Memorial Park Cemetery located at 2017 Business Loop, 70 West.

Karen was born on Oct. 28, 1944 in Bloomington, Ill. to James Harrison Flickinger and Pearl Nadine Sanders Flickinger.

On Feb. 9, 1990, Karen married John Brown at the Fulton Missouri Courthouse.

For 35 years, Karen worked for State Farm Insurance before retiring in 2003.

Karen enjoyed gardening, antiquing with her daughter, spending time at the family cabin at the Lake of the Ozarks and always enjoyed entertaining on birthdays and holidays.

Karen is survived by her husband, John Brown of Columbia; children, Keith Miller (Amy) of Columbia and Michelle Miller of Kingdom City; step-daughters, Michelle Bates of Georgia, Susan Brown of Missouri and Stephanie Howard of Michigan; grandaughter, Elaine Miller of Columbia; brother, James Harrison Flickinger, Jr. (Kay) of Monroe, La.; sister, Janet K. Flickinger Duggins (John) of Red Oak, Texas; nephews, David Flickinger (Jennifer) of Monroe, La. and Marcus Duggins (Amy) of Midlothian, Texas; nieces, Denise Flickinger Beach of Monroe, La.and Natalie Duggins Sutton (Bobby) of Red Oak, Texas; sister-in-law Cheri Wilson (Pat) of Fulton; and many aunts and uncles.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

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

Published September 13, 2017



Genita Marie Gray Jackson, 57, of Columbia, passed into eternity on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at Columbia Health Care Center.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of H.T. May & Son Funeral Home.

Published September 13, 2017

William “Bill” Chilton Lucas, Sr. passed away unexpectedly in his home at the Lake of the Ozarks Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.

To share your stories and greet the family, a wake and celebration of Bill’s life will be held Saturday, Sept. 16 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Country Club of Missouri, 1300 Woodrail Ave., Columbia.

Bill was born Nov. 8, 1930 to Reuben Elmer Lucas, Sr. and Mary Lulu Bewick Lucas at Boone County Hospital in Columbia. He was a true renaissance man.

Bill lost both his parents at a young age, attended the Montezuma School for Boys, Kemper Military School where he was a Legacy Old Boy, and graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia. He attended the University of Missouri when he was called up from the Army National Guard and served in Germany.

He married his high school sweetheart, Martha “Marty” Ellen Conner on Dec. 21, 1952. Together for 58 years, they raised their family, loved, laughed, traveled, worked and lived the life we should all hope for. When Marty faced Alzheimer’s, he was her caregiver and best friend. She passed in 2010 and Bill adored her.

Books - Bill loved to read but never judged a book or a person by its cover. He emphasized that quality to all he knew and helped over the years in their professional and personal lives. His career was in the family textbook and retail business, The Missouri Store Company most commonly known as MBS Textbook Exchange. The company was sold and he retired as President at 55 to continue on with a volunteer career. But his commitment to service organizations began long before that.

He joined the Acacia Masonic Lodge #602, entered Apprentice, made Fellowcraft, raised a Master Mason, became a member of the Valley of the Columbia Scottish Rite and created a Shriner into Moolah Shrine Temple all in 1960. He was a member of Aleppo Grotto and an active member of the Tiger Shrine Club in Columbia and served as President in 1983. Bill loved his work with the Tiger Shrine Scooter Patrol performing in parades and was also a Shrine Clown and performed with the Moolah German band.

He became a member of the Royal Order of Jesters Court #81 in St. Louis and after retirement transferred membership to Ft. Myers, Fla. Court and the Araba Shrine Temple. Bill was proud of the Shriner’s mission as was most evidenced by his passion for the Shriners Hospitals for Children. He received his Masonic 50 year membership pin on Sept. 1, 2010. In conjunction with his work with the Shrine, Bill was a 65 year life member and a Past Exalted Ruler of The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Lodge #594.

In 1985, when he and Martha moved to Sanibel Island, Fla., Bill started a literal second career with the United States Power Squadron. A 25 year active member, Bill served the Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron as Commander then continued on to serve as Commander of District 22 (west coast of Florida). During that time he attended hundreds of Changes of Watch. Additionally, he taught Advanced Piloting on Sanibel, chaired the Rules Committee, and served several squadron commanders as Flag Lieutenant. He also was a member of the National Member Benefits Committee. Bill’s contributions of volunteer time and assistance were enormous and made without consideration of self. He was to have been honored with Life Membership status at the 2018 USPS Annual Meeting.

Bill was a MacGyver at the core. He could do anything, fix everything and his sense of adventure was well known. He started flying at 15 and without ever being a commercial pilot, still managed to have 10k+ hours behind the yoke. He built and raced motorcycles and sailed in the Mackinac races on Lake Michigan.

When his children were young, he built a 5/8′s scale houseboat for their pleasure. Bill and his buddies then followed that up and built two houseboats to take all their kids on a weeks long adventure from the Lamine River all the way to New Orleans, twice! He rebuilt a bulldozer and dug out an eleven acre lake. Bill loved to cook and built pits that roasted many a whole hog. If you needed something done, Bill Lucas was your guy.

In retirement, when not traveling with Marty, family and friends, Bill rediscovered his love of woodworking and created hundreds of beautiful pieces for his family and friends. He also loved gifting to charitable auctions which raised considerable sums for worthy organizations.

While more than five looked up to Bill and called him dad, he is survived by his children, Sami Lucas of Fort Myers, Fla., William Chilton Lucas, Jr. of Waco, Texas, Reuben Conner Lucas of Columbia, Ramona Diane Lucas Smith of Columbia, and Matthew Allen Lucas with his wife Ann of Memphis, Tenn. He had five grandchildren, John Matthew Gray, Cory Michael Smith, Justin Conner Smith, Anna Chilton Lucas and Ellen Conner Lucas. There are two great-grandchildren, Matthew Dallas Gray and Lucas James Gray.

Bill is also survived by his most special niece whom he helped raise, Barbara Candice “Candy” Conner Epperson and her husband Robert of Baton Rouge, La.; and was blessed with more nieces, nephews, family and friends beyond words.

Bill was predeceased by his wife, Martha “Marty” Ellen Conner Lucas; sister, Rosemary Bewick Lucas Ginn; and brother, Reuben Elmer “Bud” Lucas, Jr. and sister-in-law Ramona Kathryn Conner Downey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Martha Conner Lucas Endowment at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Office of Advancement, 704 Conley Ave., Columbia, MO 65201-4209.

This endowment provides scholarship support for medical and nursing students with financial need specializing in and/or researching geriatrics, Alzheimer’s or dementia related care.


Published September 13, 2017

Gene McBride Drane, 93, of Columbia passed away at home surrounded by family and friends on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Inurnment will be private for the family at a later date.

Born June 21, 1924 in Columbia, on the family farm, he attended the one room schoolhouse in Woodlandville, then started high school in Harrisburg and ultimately graduated from Hickman High School in 1941.

He began his studies at the University of Missouri - Columbia then joined the war effort and served in the United States Army in World War II as a Second Lieutenant in Italy.

It was there he met his wife, Jenny Idamaria Corvo, at a Red Cross dance, then married her on August 11, 1946 in Milan. They were married 58 years until she passed in 2004.

Gene graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Mizzou and along with his business partner Forrest Bennett started his own electrical engineering firm in Honolulu after helping to rebuild Pearl Harbor.

Gene was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Our Lady of Lourdes, the Knights of Columbus, and the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. He spent his time volunteering at Habitat for Humanity (and was a recipient of the Golden Hammer Award for over 1,000 hours of service), the Eagle Board of the Aloha Council of the Boys Scouts of America, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish Council, as well as various committees and boards. In his free time he loved to read books and watch sports.

Gene and Jenny had two children, a beloved daughter, Colette; and a cherished son, Scott (Brett) of Rancho Mirage, Calif. They had only one granddaughter, Nicole (Justin) of Kansas City, whom they adored. He is also survived by brother, Wallace (Shirley).

He is preceded in death by his parents, Oren Glenn and Anna (Semon) Drane; and sister, Dorothea (Bill) Dowler of Clemson, S.C.

The family would like to thank Boone Hospice for their care and support.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to Father Tolton High School, Sacred Heart Church Brick and Mortar Fund, Show Me Central Habitat for Humanity, or the charity of donor’s choice.

Published September 14, 2017

Sylvia Jean Murray, 80, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at Riverdell Care Center, in Boonville.

Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 15, at 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, at the funeral home. Officiating will be Reverend Jerry Coleman.

Sylvia was born Feb. 4, 1937 in Ashland, the daughter of Rexford and Helen Crane who preceded her in death.

She married her husband of 61 years, Marshall Murray on Oct. 25, 1955, in Columbia, who survives.

She retired from Shelter Insurance after 39 years of service. Sylvia enjoyed cooking, taking care of her home and spending time with her family. She loved gardening and sharing all the fruits of her labor. She loved making people happy.

Other survivors include two children, David Murray (Kathy) of Ashland, and Dana Hefner (Andrew) of Columbia; two brothers, Larry Crane (Marjean) and Jerry Crane (Connie); five grandchildren, Brandon Murray, Jennifer Boyce, Aaron Murray, Lacey Perez, Sean Hefner; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by son, Danny Owen Murray; sister, Rexine Gebhardt; and two brothers, Jimmy Crane and Lowell Crane.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West Columbia, MO 65202.

Online condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published September 17, 2017

Gladman R. Palmer, 69, of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, Sept.13, 2017, at Parkside Manor, in Columbia.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 24, from 1:00 3:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home.

Gladman was born Feb. 21, 1948 in Boone County, the daughter of Rienzo H. and Lula Cleo (Eaton) Palmer, who preceded her in death.

She owned and operated her own cleaning business. She loved flower gardening and enjoyed collecting buttons.

Survivors include two brothers, Alex Palmer of Columbia, and Rienzo Palmer of Columbia; nephew, Eddie Palmer (Linda) of Columbia; great-nephew, Dakota Palmer; great-niece, Arraianne Palmer; and several family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West Columbia, MO 65202.

Online condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, October 1, 2017

Muriel Marthea Crane, 93, of Kingdom City, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at The Neighborhoods.

The family will receive friends from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at First Baptist Church of Columbia with funeral services to follow at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Carol McEntyre officiating.

She was born Jan. 13, 1924 in Boone County, the daughter of William Myers and Anna (Mead) Myers, who preceded her in death.

She was united in marriage on July 22, 1944 to R. Vincent Crane, who preceded her in death.

Muriel was a 1941 graduate of Hickman High School. Muriel was a homemaker and farmer. She always enjoyed reading. She was an election judge for Boone County for over twenty years. She seemed happiest when she was on the farm and working with her cattle. She loved to garden and was a member of the Heimweg Garden Club. She served as a leader of the Rock Bridge 4-H club for many years.

She was also on the committee of the Rock Bridge Elementary School Chicken BBQ in the years of its rapid growth. She welcomed many children into her life and home through her involvement with the “Spirit Riders” at Granny’s House. She was known for her world famous oatmeal ice-box cookies. She was a long-time, active member of First Baptist Church where among other roles she served as a deacon.

Muriel is survived by two daughters, Sue Crane (Ronnie O’Neal) of Fulton and Robin Crane of Kingdom City; one son, Sydney Crane of Kingdom City; four grandchildren, Riki (Mike) Shipley of Fulton, Taylor Holiman of Columbia, Simon Crane, Samuel Crane both of St. Louis; one great-grandson, Paxton Shipley of Fulton; a niece, Cherry (Albert) Crump of Rolla; and a nephew, Trent (Vanessa) Hall of Fulton.

Muriel was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Nellie Mae; Ruth, and Lucile; one brother, Raymond; her husband; one son, William Crane; one great-grandson, Beckett Shipley.

Memorials are suggested to Granny’s House or First Baptist Church both of Columbia.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; (573) 449-4153.

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

Published October 3, 2017

Janice Teresa Willhite, 64 of Yorkville, Ill., died on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 with her loving family at her bedside.

Visitation will take place at New Life Church of Yorkville, 3205 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Jon Lawson officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bristol, Ill.

She was born Sept. 19, 1953 in Columbia, the daughter of William J and Peggy R George.

Janice was better known as Janee. She was a member of New Life Church of Yorkville, Ill.

She graduated with the 1971 Class of Hickman High School and received an Associate degree from Columbia College in Columbia.

She had a passion for Christian worship music and has directed and sung in many choirs and Christian worship events.

Janee is survived by her husband, Michael R Willhite; daughter, Caree (Michael) Amtsberg of Plano, Ill.; three sons, David (Demelza) Willhite of Chicago, Stephen (Amber) Willhite of Bolingbrook, Ill., and Justin (Amy) Willhite of Minooka, Ill.; five grandchildren, Emilee Amtsberg, Brantley Willhite, Maycee Amtsberg, Scott Willhite, and Chelsee Amtsberg; two soon-to-come grandchildren; sister, Julie (Steve) Alsberge of Columbia; two brothers, William (Maree) George of Hudson, Wis. and Jon (Kim) George of Austin, Texas; along with many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to either New Life Church of Yorkville, Ill. (See address above) or Cancer Research Institute 29 Broadway, 4th floor NY, NY 10006 https://www.cancerresearch.org/how-you-can-donate-now

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory of Oswego, Ill.

For additional information 630/554-3888 or www.dunnfamilyfuneralhome.com.

William Crum
December 7, 1943 - September 30, 2017

William Crum, 74, of Columbia, slept into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Harry S Truman VA Hospital in Columbia. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Columbia at 12:00 PM. Visitation will be from 11-12PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Today we gather to celebrate the life of William Leroy “Crum”; the son of Clarence Sr. and Gertrude Crum. William was born on December 7, 1943 in McBaine Missouri.

William attended Douglass School in Columbia Mo. until integrating to David H. Hickman High school in the twelfth grade. After High school he was drafted into the United States Army where he served four years. During his tour of duty, he spent time in Korea. Upon his return to the states. After discharge from the military William went to work for the City of Columbia and retired after twenty-nine years of employment.

William was united in marriage on August 16,1969 to Brenda Galbreath Russell; and they have three children. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and his grandchildren who were dearest to his heart.

William departed this life on Saturday September 30, 2017. Proceeding him in death were his parents and brother Donald Crum. He leaves behind his beloved wife Brenda, son Robert (Natalie) Russell, daughter Alicia (James) Porter, son Christopher Crum, two brothers George and Clarence Jr. Crum, a sister Brenda Kay Crum, six grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters.

Published by H. T. May & Son Funeral Home, 2207 Holly Ave
Columbia, MO 65202

Published Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mark Allen Streeter, 54, of Tempe, Ariz. passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at University Hospital in Columbia.

The family will be having a Celebration of Life at a later date.

He was born on July 3, 1963 in Topeka, Kan., the son of Ray and Mary (Hendricks) Streeter.

Mark was a 1981 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia. He went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Technology from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. After college, Mark worked for ADT Security Services, and eventually went to work for himself as owner/operator of Streetwise Security Systems.

Mark loved to spend time at his cabin at The Lake of the Ozarks, where he also enjoyed fishing and boating. He was an avid political debater who loved his country. He also loved music and coming home for his Mom’s chocolate chip cookies and apple pie.

Mark’s greatest love in life was spending time with family and friends. His brother stated that “his door was always open” and the many people who came to know him throughout the course of his life would agree.

He is survived by his father, Ray Streeter of Columbia; one brother, Barry (Becky) Streeter of Harrisburg; one sister, Sandy (Raymond) Munk of Queen City, Ariz.; his dog, Bella; and by a very large group of friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother and both sets of grandparents.

Donations in Mark’s memory may be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and

Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; (573) 449-4153.

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

Published Tuesday, October 10, 2017

John Robert McAllister, 69, of Ashland, passed away Sunday, Oct 8, 2017, at Heritage Hall in Centralia.

Friends will be received from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, at Parker-Millard Funeral Service located at 12 E. Ash Street. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Parker-Millard Funeral Service with Rev. Byron Klemme officiating. Interment will follow in the Hickam Family Plot at Bethel Church Cemetery.

He was born July 26, 1948 in Columbia, the son of the late William and Edna (Stewart) McAllister.

On May 19, 1979, he was united in marriage in Columbia, to Teresa Hartel. She survives at the home.

John was a 1966 graduate of Hickman High School. He was carpenter and was employed for 36 years with Campus Facilities at the University of Missouri.

John was an Eagle Scout and was a scout master when his son was in scouts. He enjoyed riding Triumph motorcycles.

Along with his wife Teresa, he is survived by son, Wesley McAllister (Hilary) of Jefferson City; daughter, Erin Myers (Andy) of Jefferson City; brother, Bill McAllister (Brenda) of Columbia; two nieces, two nephews, and several great nieces and nephews.

Expression of sympathy may be made to Great Rivers Council, BSA, Columbia.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; (573) 449-4153.

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

Published Sunday, October 22, 2017

William “Mike” Stroupe, 69, formerly of Columbia, passed away at home in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

There will be a celebration of life at a later date in Columbia.

Mike was born April 27, 1948 in Ripley, Miss. to Louise and Joe Stroupe. He moved to Columbia in Dec. 1959.

Mike graduated from Hickman High School in 1966 and went on to earn a BSBA from the University of Missouri in 1970 and graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in 1976.

He went to work for Boone County National Bank in 1973 and after 35 years of service retired as a Senior Vice President in 2008. He worked 2 1/2 years at Commerce Bank of Columbia, retiring permanently in 2011.

Mike had a talent for making those around him laugh. His compassionate nature carried over into community involvement with the Rotary Club as well as serving on the Board of Directors with Voluntary Action Center and the United Way. He was an avid runner and enjoyed many seasons of softball at Rainbow Fields. He has spent the past four years in Colorado inspiring and loving his granddaughters. Mike touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

Surviving Mike is his loving and devoted wife, Sue; daughters, Kristine (Ed) and granddaughter Azaira Rain due in February, of Columbia and Leslie BenÚ (Louis) and granddaughters Georgia and Audrey BenÚ of Denver; brothers, Rudy (Barb) of Phoenix, Danny (Harriet) of Olathe, Kan., Ross (Sandy), Phil (Jackie), and Chris (LeAnn) all of Columbia; father-in-law, Jim Earp; sister-in-law, Rita Munden (John) of Phoenix; along with many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Mike in death were his parents and mother-in-law Georgia Nell Earp.

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Marjorie May Barnes, 86, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Parkside Manor.

Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Marjorie was born on August 9, 1931, in Columbia, the daughter of Ernest and Addline (Satterfield) Gholson, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was married to William Marvin Barnes in 1950. Approximately six months after getting married, William was sent to Korea where he was killed in action on Oct. 27, 1951.

She worked for Dorn-Cloney Laundry and Dry Cleaning and Sudden Service Cleaners, until her retirement. She enjoyed collecting various things, watching old western TV shows and movies. In her early years, she loved getting together with family and friends.

She is survived by sister, Helen Byers of Boone County; three brothers, William Gholson and wife, Patricia of Columbia, Edward Gholson and wife, Connie of Orlando, Fla., and Donnie Gholson and wife, Marilyn of Callaway County; numerous nieces and nephews; and lots of other extended family.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters.

Memorials are suggested to the Central Missouri Honor Flight.

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

Published, Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Nancy G. Coleman, 69, of Columbia, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at home surrounded by family.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born on Dec. 22, 1947, in Boone County, the daughter of Vivian Silas and Emogene (Sullivan) Burks, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was married on Dec. 18, 1998, in Fulton to Charles Coleman, who survives at the home.

Nancy worked as a Senior Accountant in System Accounting for the University of Missouri. She worked there over 38 years, from August 1968 to September 2002. She enjoyed scrapbooking and crafts in her spare time. She loved spending time with family, especially her kids and grandkids, and loved her two Yorkies, Chloe and Tess.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Gary Wayne Acton (Angie) of Versailles and Leslea White of Columbia; step-children, Rocky Coleman (Jeanne) of Fulton, Garth Coleman (Cherie) of Hallsville, Blake Coleman of Jefferson City, Holly Anderson of Ashland, Rachael Sutton (Chris) of Columbia, and Stuart Coleman of Kansas City; grandchildren, Trisha, Camryn, Zane, Drake, Chase, Slade, Tawnie, Megan, Kelly, Katy, Amy, Cari, Hope, Grace, Luke, Blake, Lucas, Cooper, Lexi, and Payton; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sandra Lee (Walker) of Fulton and Phyllis Crawford (Charles) of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Dustin Acton.

Memorials are suggested to the Central Missouri Humane Society, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO 65202.

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

Published Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Richard “Dickie” Lee Basnett, 76, of Columbia, passed away the morning of Friday, October 27, 2017 at University Hospital surrounded by family and loved ones.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Richard was born on Sept. 7, 1941 in Columbia, the son of Carl Thomas and Opal Mae (McGowan) Basnett.

He was married on Feb. 21, 1981 in Columbia, to Barbara (Bell) Basnett who survives in Columbia.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1959. He lived a full life with a career to match. His career included being a Senior Vice President of Centerre Bank, Owner/Operator of Basnett Excavating or Security Manager at University Hospital to name a few.

In addition to his extensive professional career, he always remained an agriculture influence in Boone County. He managed and owned many commercial and agricultural properties, where he farmed and ran cattle. Richard enjoyed gardening and could often be heard boasting about his tomato harvest each fall. In his down time he enjoyed fishing and watching football.

Other survivors include five children, Bill Basnett of Clever, Rhonda Hafner (Brandon) of Columbia, Richard “Richie” Basnett of Columbia, Arthur Basnett (Allison) of Columbia and Elizabeth Basnett of Columbia; his mother, Opal Basnett of Kansas City; sister, Carla Maerz (Steve) of Olathe, Kan.; five grandchildren, Kelsey Duncan (Quiton), Kayla Basnett, James Basnett, Boone Basnett and Auggie Basnett; and two great-grandchildren.

His father, Carl Basnett; and one brother, Jerry Basnett, preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FFA-Boone County OR 4-H Club - Boone County c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.

Online condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, November 5, 2017

Robert F. Grove, “Bob,” died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.

There will be a Celebration of Life from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Shiloh Bar & Grill, 402 E. Broadway.

Bob was in the construction business his entire life. Driving his truck with his cell phone to his ear is the image many will remember best. He loved driving his Wiley’s Jeep and spending time at his Lake of the Ozarks cabin with his family.

Known to be ornery and argumentative, he was fiercely devoted to those he loved. Bob was never swayed by wealth or status; he befriended people at “the top” of the ladder, those with nothing, and everyone in between.

Bob is survived by his wife of 35 years, Carol; son, Frederick “Tony” Anton; daughter, Lilli; and a large extended family many of whom will miss “Uncle Bob” beyond words.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dora Agnes Grove; and father, Frederick Anton Grove.

In lieu of flowers friends are asked to hug their children, help those in need, and enjoy life.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65203; (573) 449-4153.

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

Published by Shrine of Remembrance, Colorado Springs, CO

George E. Bradfield

Born Sept. 16, 1945. Died Nov. 1, 2017.

Retired United States Army Chief Warrant Officer, longtime Colorado Springs resident.

Survived by his wife, Trish Bradfield; a son, George Bradfield, Jr.; two daughters, Bridget Richter, and Bobbi Holder; a stepson, Jesse Hofmann; a stepdaughter, Kelley Dawdy; and his 10 grandchildren.

Visitation, 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Blvd. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO.

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Nellie Ruth Roberts, 86, of Columbia, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Nellie was born on Oct. 25, 1931 in Boone County, the daughter of Clarence Leslie and Lola Frances (Martin) Warren who preceded her in death.

She was married on August 28, 1951 in Columbia to Kenneth Earl Roberts who preceded her in death on June 30, 2001.

Her and her husband owned and operated R&W Refrigeration and Heating, Incorporated.

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She touched everyone she ever met. She loved to travel, dance, garden, read, solve crossword puzzles, spend time with her sisters and the rest of her family. Her journey in this life has ended but in life everlasting it is just beginning.

Survivors include one daughter, Leslie Canole (Ron) of Columbia; one sister, Allene Davidson; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one son, David Roberts; and two sisters, Jean Smith and Marjorie Wayland.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Church, 1100 N 7th Street, Columbia, MO 65201.

Online condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published in Kansas City Star on Nov. 16, 2017

LELAND WAYNE OLMSTED

Leland Wayne Olmsted, 78, of Olathe, KS, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Olathe Hospice Home. A bedside service was held at the Hospice Home and the body will be cremated. There will be no service or visitation held.

He was born April 26, 1939, in St. Louis, MO, the son of (late) Henry C. Olmsted and Sarah (Olmsted) Voytko. He completed high school in Columbia, MO, in 1957 and earned his Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from the University of Missouri in 1961.

He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for 6 years. Following his discharge, he worked as an electronics and design engineer in several industries and received three U.S. patents for a railroad switch, and two airplane radio technologies. He later joined the faculty of Johnson County Community College (JCCC) in Overland Park as an instructor in Electronics Technology and Computer Technology. He retired from JCCC in 2000. During retirement he indulged in his passion for woodworking, and he and his wife began a second career as freelance writers, selling many technical articles for publication in major trade journals and magazines.

He is survived by his wife of the home, Betty Ann Olmsted, two sons, Eric Wayne Olmsted of Vancouver, WA, and Roderick Frances Olmsted, and granddaughter, Piper Ann Olmsted of Phoenix, AZ.

Published Sunday, November 19, 2017

Harlene Craig, 71, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 in Columbia.

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Memorial Funeral Home, with funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Harlene was born June 22, 1946 to Harvey and Frances Weaver in Sturgeon. On November 15, 1978 she married Philip Craig in Columbia, who survives.

Harlene, a lifelong resident of Boone County, attended Columbia Public Schools, graduating from Hickman High School in 1964. She was employed by UHC for several years as a PT CARE Technician, primarily in the NICU. She then became the office manager for Dr. Delia Matias in her pediatric practice. Later she became the office manager for Dr. Deborah Blain, DC before retiring in 2012. For many years she was very active in the Neo-Fight organization and the United Methodist Women’s group, making many craft items for their annual fund raising bazaars. She held several positions in each of these organizations.

In addition to her husband of 39 years, Philip Craig, she is also survived by her mother, Frances Welsh, of Columbia; son, Brian (Tina) Overton, of Hallsville; uncles, Charles (Marilyn) Wheeler, of Columbia, Delbert Wheeler, of St. Charles; nephew, Earl (Danielle) Hendrickson and their daughter Payton, all of Columbia; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father; step-father; sister; granddaughter Kendall; and several aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105; and/or The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, 2101 Vandiver Dr., Columbia, Mo. 65202.

On-line tributes may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Thursday, November 30, 2017

Eric Roman Sax, 52, died unexpectedly at his second home in Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. He lived in Columbia from 1976 to 2017.

There will be a celebration of life to be announced at a later date.

He was born on July 15, 1965.

Memorial donations may be made to his teacher, Lama Deschen Yeshe Wangmo, Jnanasukha Foundation, P.O. Box 6645, Oceanview, HI, 96737 or www.jnanasukhafoundation.org

Published Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Phyllis Ann Wells, 65, of Columbia, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at Boone Hospital.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25 at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Phyllis was born on January 6, 1952 in Columbia, to Benjamin and Virginia (Batye) Wells.

Phyllis is survived by her mother; sisters, Pat Carson and Cindy Thorp; two nieces; two great-nephews; and one great-niece.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Phyllis was a retired (34 years) employee of Boone Hospital.

Memorials are suggested to the Central Missouri Humane Society or Central Missouri Food Bank.

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

Published Friday, November 24, 2017

Charlotte Louise Simmons, 77, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at the University of Missouri Hospital with her family by her side.

Services will be Sunday, Nov. 26 at 3:00 p.m. at Perche Baptist Church, 20301 N. Perche Church Rd, Clark.

She was born August 17, 1940 in Columbia, daughter of the late Irvin Keeney and Mary Grace See Robertson.

She was united in marriage to Wayne Simmons on Nov. 16, 1987. He preceded her in death.

Charlotte worked as a private duty nurse for many years. She loved working in her yard and with her flowers. She would always say “I want it to look like a park.”

She is survived by her children, Debbie (Richard) Ott, Cherie (Garth) Coleman, Jeff (Lora) Miller, and Joe Albright. She had 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William (Bud) Robertson.

Published by H.T. May & Son Funeral Home, Columbia MO

Larry Brown
November 1, 1952 - November 19, 2017

Larry Brown ,65, Of Columbia Missouri, Pass into eternity on Sunday, November 19th 2017 ,at his home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at St. Luke United Methodist Church at 1:00 PM. Visitation will be from 12-1 PM Saturday at the church.

Larry Darrell Brown was born on November 1, 1952 in Sewickley, PA., the son of Jesse Louis and Helen Wright Brown. Larry was married to Patricia Brown for over 33 years and they remained friends. Larry was an avid fisherman and he worked for 33 years for the Department of Agriculture. He was also a member of the American Bowling Congress and he loved to bowl.He was one of the best bowlers in Columbia, MO. Larry was a kindhearted person, that loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving father, son, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend.

Larry leaves to cherish his memory Patricia Brown, of Columbia, MO., his mother Helen Brown of Columbia, MO., one daughter Shanae Brown, three sons Darrell Brown and Carlos Brown both of Columbia, MO., and Ed Estes of Dallas, TX., five brothers Ronald Brown, Jesse Brown, Jerry Brown, Timmy Brown and Billy Brown , all of Columbia, MO., five sisters Shari Goolsby, Sonya Brown, Melody Brown, Dorthea Drone and Tammy Brown, all of Columbia, MO., and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Published Sunday, November 26, 2017

Roger Spencer Conklin, 89, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 at Heritage Hall in Centralia.

Friends will be received from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Parker-Millard Funeral Service located at 12 East Ash Street. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Parker Millard Funeral Service. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born April 6, 1928 in Columbia, the son of the late Jack and Evelyn Charleville Conklin.

He was united in marriage to Vivian Wade. She preceded him in death.

Roger was a graduate of Hickman High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Roger was employed with the University of Missouri for 45 years. He farmed and raised various kinds of livestock and exotic animals. He was most proud of his mules. He started showing mules in 1971 and won many state and national awards.

Survivors include two sons, Randy Conklin (wife Sondra) of Columbia and Russell Conklin (wife Joyce) of Hallsville; and two grandchildren, Ryan Conklin and Renee Conklin.

Expression of sympathy may be made to Alzheimer’s or Dementia Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory, 12 East Ash Street; Columbia, MO 65203. (573) 449-4153.

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

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Helen Jane Lee, 86, of Columbia, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 at Nilson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Clark’s Chapel Cemetery.

Helen was born Nov. 3, 1931 in Columbia, the daughter of Floyd and Edith Capito Chipley.

She married Henry Tandy Lee March 30, 1952 and he preceded her in death September 30, 1992.

The focus of her life was her family. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren. She also enjoyed daily phone calls from her sister, Doris and visits from Doris, her niece, great niece and great nephew. She also enjoyed flowers (especially roses), going on walks with her grandchildren, picnics, celebrations, and her balloon ride with her son in law, Terry.

She and Henry were devoted parents who always helped their children with any and all projects they were involved in.

Survivors include three children, Daniel Ray Lee (Mary), Donald Roy Lee (Robbie), and Nancy Jane Atkinson (Terry); grandchildren, Jaci Harper Lee, Wayne Farrell Atkinson (Trish), Curtiss Jay Atkinson (Krista), Christopher Lee Atkinson, and Henry Terrill Atkinson (Emily); great- grandchildren, Alec Wayne Atkinson, Alexis Ann Rowe (Spencer), Rodney Louis Atkinson, and Garret Ethan Marx; sisters, Doris Sharpe and Betty Heisler.

One sister, Virginia, preceded in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Columbia.

Online condolences may be made to the family at: www.nilsonfuneralhome.com.

Published by Cater Funeral Home of Moberly, Missouri

Theresa Elaine Reynolds, 58, of Mexico, MO, formerly of Moberly, died November 30, 2017, at Pin Oaks Nursing Home in Mexico. She was born February 16, 1959, in Moberly to Paul Jamison, Sr. and Voisy (Erickson) Reynolds.

She had worked as a CNA in various nursing homes, in Mexico, Kansas City, and Texas. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Centralia, MO.

Survivors include her father Paul Jamison Reynolds, Sr. of Columbia; her mother and step-father, Voisy and James Henderson of Mexico; two children, Shawndel Reynolds and wife Tonya of Dallas, TX, Chioma Thrower of Columbia; grandchildren, Shaundel Reynolds Jr. James Reynolds, Xavier Reynolds, Shawn Hoffman, DShawn Rollins, Latheresa May Thrower, James Thrower; two great-grandchildren, Marissa Davis and Zayden Davis; brothers and sisters, Paul Reynolds, Jr. and wife Joyce of Columbia, Paula Irons of Houston, TX, Veronica Williams of Jefferson City, Stacey Curtis and husband T.C. of Tampa, FL; uncle Omenius Erickson of Texas; other relatives and friends, including her special friend, Anna Berry of Poplar Bluff, MO.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, James and Emma Reynolds and Orea and Julia Erickson.

Theresa loved to dance and spend time with her family.

Words of comfort and support may be shared with the family at the visitation which will be Thursday, December 7, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 at Cater Funeral Home Chapel. Services honoring and celebrating Theresa’s life will follow at 12:00 noon. Cremation with Care, a service of Cater Funeral Home will be held. Committal prayers and burial will be held at a later date.

Published Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thomas “Tom” Lee Willems, 34, of Centralia, passed away on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 near Hallsville.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 3:00 p.m.

Tom was born on May 31, 1983 in Ft. Wainwright, Ark. the son of Dennis and Barbara (Cordell) Willems.

He was a 2001 graduate of Hickman High School and a 2003 graduate of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla. He was currently employed with the City of Columbia at the Recycling Plant.

Survivors include his parents, Dennis and Barbara Willems of Columbia; one sister, Rebecca Hope (Reggie) of Columbia; two nieces, Natalya and Larissa; one nephew, Reggie Jr; his girlfriend, Kelley Schaller of Columbia; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Missouri Humane Society, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Mo. 65202.

Online condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published by Schlanker Funeral Home
Montgomery City, Missouri 63361

Lovella A. Mauer
(September 04, 1936 - December 04, 2017)

Lovella A. Mauer (nee Phillips) 81, of Overland, MO, died on Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Jonesburg Care Center in Jonesburg, MO.

Mrs. Mauer will be cremated and there will not be any services.

Schlanker Funeral Home of Montgomery City, MO, was in charge of the arrangements.

Published Friday, December 8, 2017

Richard “Dale” Andrews, 73, of Columbia, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

A visitation will be held at Heritage Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1:00- 3:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service starting at 3:00 p.m.

Dale was a lifelong Boone County resident who loved his family, carpentry, country music, western movies, and playing softball.

Dale is survived by his wife Judy; daughters, Julie Nations and Chris Smith; and son, Tom Andrews; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his bothers, Paul and Frank; sister, Edith Nichols; and many in-laws; nieces; nephews; and cousins who loved him dearly.              
         


 







































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