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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
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.

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

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.
To help defray the costs of the service please donate by visitinghttps://fundthefuneral.com/beverly-hatton

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.

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 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.            
 




















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