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love truly never die
year by year the sad memorial wreath--
and flowers, types of life and death--
upon their graves.
is she who has a dear one dead
she has whose face will never change,
communion that will not grow strange.
of a life is death.
no death, nor change, nor any ending.
journey, and so many go
who stay at length discern the blending
two roads, two breaths, two lives, and so
the high and quiet knowledge that the dead
ourselves, made beautiful instead.
"Readings on the Philosophy of Death"
Unknown, from "Poetry For Verse Speaking Choir"
by, Helen D. Williams
COURTESY OF "THE
COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE
Joan E. Martin Crosby, Class of 1949,
died at her home in Columbia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.
Donald G. Calvin, Class of 1954, passed
away Friday, January 12, 2018.
Carolyn Ann Kemper,
Class of 1963,
passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at the Manor at Elfindale in
Class of 1967, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at his home in
Dean Hathman, Class of 1956 passed
away on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at Landmark Hospital in Columbia.
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Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Dean Hathman, 79, of
Columbia, passed away on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 surrounded by his family
at Landmark Hospital in Columbia.
Visitation will be held on
Wednesday, Jan. 10 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home.
Funeral service will follow on Wednesday, Jan.10 at 1:00 p.m. at the
funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
born on Jan. 16, 1938 in Columbia, the son of Willard and Ava May
He was married in 1957 in Columbia to Martha
Lou Snodgrass who passed away in 2011.
He was married on April
26, 1986 in Columbia to Shauna (Gailey) Seiling who survives of the
He owned Dean Hathman Masonry Company and took pride in the
commercial projects he completed. He was a member of Union BAC Locals
#11 & #15 from 1956-2017.
He was President of Sweet Springs
Motorsports Complex where he enjoyed spending time with his son, Scott
and grandson, Dean. He was truly passionate about micro sprint racing
Other survivors include four children, Connie
Hathman-Albers (Paul Albers) of Chickasha, Okla., Scott Hathman
(Theresa) of Columbia, Tony Seiling (Dawnelle) of Columbia and Daniel
Seiling of Columbia; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Albert Hathman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sweet Springs
Motorsports Complex, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70
West, Columbia, Mo. 65202.
Online condolences may be made at
Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Rybolt, 69, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at his home.
Friends will be received from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12 at
Parker-Millard Funeral Service where a funeral service will follow at
7:00 p.m. Interment will be private for the family.
survived by his sons, David Owens, Rodney Anderton, Kenneth David Rybolt
II and Kurtis.
Arrangements are under the direction of
Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory; 12 East Ash Street,
Columbia, Mo., 65203; (573) 449-4153.
Condolences may be left
online for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.
Published Thursday, January 11, 2018
Kemper, 72, of Columbia, entered the Kingdom of Heaven after a long
battle with Parkinson’s disease on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at the Manor at
Elfindale in Springfield, Mo.
Visitation will be held from
12:00-1:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, at Memorial
Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Williamson officiating. Interment will be
in Memorial Park Cemetery.
In the days leading up to her passing,
family members gathered around her to reminisce and say goodbye. Her
sisters, Wanda Kay and Marilyn, were by her side in her final moments.
Carolyn was a member of Faith Baptist Church where she worshiped our
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Carolyn was born March 12, 1945 at
Noyes Hospital (University Hospital) in Columbia to Annie Mildred
(Rader) Kemper and Harold Glenn Kemper. She was born 6 minutes after her
twin sister, Marilyn Sue (Kemper) Sunderland. Carolyn and her siblings
grew up on the 125 acre family farm northeast of Columbia where many
happy memories were made.
She was a Hickman Kewpie who graduated
in 1963, and she later studied at Columbia College.
In 1981, she
became a Certified Professional Secretary from the Professional
Secretaries International. She proudly worked for 35 years for the
University of Missouri. During the last 23 of those years she held the
position of Executive Staff Assistant II for no less than three Vice
Chancellors; most recently Kee Groshong. After much soul-searching and
hand wringing, Carolyn took early retirement in 2002 and soon wondered
when she had time to work!
Carolyn had a lifelong love of country
music; particularly Alan Jackson. She loved country line dancing as well
as square dancing. Carolyn filled her retirement days pursuing her
passions, including photography, genealogy and gardening. She continued
the work of her mother in researching and documenting her family
history, and she was a member of the Mid-Missouri Genealogical Society.
With Carolyn’s support, her mother wrote her life story resulting in a
cherished book and Carolyn was also a proud member of the Fortney Family
Carolyn was equally passionate about her
gardening and she had a particular love of daylilies. She was a member
of the Columbia Garden Club. In 2011, her gardens were featured in the
Mokanok, a daylily magazine, and that same year her personal gardens
were included in a bus tour bringing people from all over the country.
Her garden was filled with common, and not-so-common daylilies, and
she loved them all! These flowers were a perfect reflection of Carolyn.
Her nephew, Brian, described her best, “Carolyn walked through life with
a positive attitude. She wasn’t a bloom that withered away; she lived
her life like a field of daylilies with new blooms every day just as
beautiful as the day before!”
Survivors include sisters,
Wanda Kay Mitchell (Phil) of Springfield, Mo., and Marilyn Sue
Sunderland of Riverton, Utah; nephews, Brian Lockwood (Roxanne), Chris
Lockwood (Kristi), and Chadd Ashby; niece, Michelle Ashby Brown (Danny);
and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Carolyn was preceded
in death by her parents, Annie Mildred and Harold Glenn Kemper; brother,
Billie Dale Kemper; and great-nephew, John Eli Lockwood.
Memorials are suggested to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Condolences may be left online for the family at
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sunday, January 14, 2018.
Calvin, Donald G.
81, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 12, surrounded by his
devoted family. Beloved husband for 58 years of Beatriz Elena Calvin
(nee Arauco), loving father of Cynthia (Thomas) Baumgartner, Suzanne
(Jonathan) Dalton, Donald (Stacie) Calvin, cherished grandfather to ten
and great-grandfather to one, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, and friend
Don proudly served in the U.S Marine Corps (1955-58),
attended the University of Missouri, was a lifelong fan of the St. Louis
Cardinals, and worked in the personal lines insurance business for over
50 years. His agency, D. G. Calvin Associates, was acquired by Anderson,
Hall and Marsh, where Don worked until his retirement.
A memorial service to honor and celebrate his life will be held on
Saturday, January 27, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 110
North Warson Road, Ladue, MO. In lieu of flowers, donations in Don's
memory may be made to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, 909 N.
Washing ton Street, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314.
by Bopp Chapel. Condolences may be left online at www.boppchapel.com.
Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Joan E. Crosby,
86, of Columbia, died at home surrounded by her children and supported
by Boone Hospice on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.
Visitation will take
place from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at Memorial Funeral Home
with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
with the Reverend Francis Doyle officiating. Burial will follow at
Memorial Park Cemetery.
She was born on Oct. 7, 1931 in Columbia
to William R. and Bertha (Boos) Martin Jr.
She was a graduate of
Hickman High School, Christian (now Columbia) College and the University
She was employed as a secretary for Sacred Heart
Catholic Church and School and worked in food service supervision for
Sacred Heart School, Central Missouri Area Agency for Aging, and retired
from Stephens College.
On August 20, 1952, she married James E
Crosby III who preceded her in death on May 7, 2017.
Joan was a
lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was on the
first parish council and served for many years as Eucharistic Minister.
She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed playing with several bridge
She is survived by her brother, William R. “Bud” (Marcia)
Martin III of Live Oak, Fla.; sisters, Betty (Bob) Martin of Victoria,
Texas and Marge Burk of Plano, Texas; and five children, James “Ed” of
Columbia, Bob of Houston and triplets, David (Heather) of Crystal City,
Don of Kirksville, and Doris Dixon of Ballwin. Additionally, she is
survived by seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and her parents.
Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice or Sacred Heart Catholic
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