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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
Merline J. Murray Tennyson, Class of 1938, passed away on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at The Neighborhoods in Columbia.

Anna Ruth Ridgway Yelvington, Class of 1945, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at her home in Columbia.

Clint Robert Welsh, Class of 1987, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018.

Nathaniel Burton Blount, Class of 2012, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018, in the Chicago airport.

Douglas L. Jennings, Class of 1978, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at his home in Columbia.

Harold D. Hill, Class of 1944, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at his home in Columbia.

William Eugene "Butch" Johnson, Class of 1959, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at The Neighborhoods care facility in Columbia.

Kenneth Ray Kintner, Class of 1957, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Boone Hospital.

Alysha Marie Anderson, Class of 2010 passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

Cathey Gayle Caruthers Clark, Class of 1991, passed away Friday, August 3, 2018, in Columbia.

Robert Harris Leach, Class of 1947, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Ann Byington Caldwell, Class of 1988, passed away July 24, 2018.

Leta J. Coats Stemmons, Class of 1970, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at Boone Hospital Center.

Carolyn Yvonne Wilson Maxwell, Class of 1961, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Rodney Quinn “Rod” Kelly, Class of 1968, passed away on Thursday July 19, 2018 at University Hospital.

Lona Lee VanVacter Bradshaw, Class of 1961, passed away on July 12, 2018, at home her home in Columbia.

James William “Bill” Graves, Class of 1943, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018, at Boone Hospital.

William Robert Ballew, Class of 1963, passed away July 7, 2018.

Marjorie Fern Nichols Beaman, Class of 1953, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018.

Travis Anthony Carthron, Class of 1992, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at his home in Columbia.

Marilyn Carlos Baker, Class of 1956, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at home in Ashland, Missouri.

Darrin Alan Cramer, Class of 1991, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018, at his home in Holts Summit, Missouri.

Dennis E. Nowlin, Class of 1971, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Gayle Ann Coates Potter, Class of 1965, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018, at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Gail Petri Toedebusch, Class of 1963, died Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at her home in Richmond, Indiana.

Ellen Marie Forward, Class of 1970, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at her home in Columbia.

Yvonne Harmon Bryant, Class of 1950, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Candlelight Lodge in Columbia.

Marjorie S. Wakeman, mother of Tim Wakeman (Class of 1972) and Larry Wakeman (Class of 1974) passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.

Betty Graves Gladney, Class of 1949, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at her home in Columbia.

Dean Millard Christy, Class of 1971, passed away Friday June 8, 2018.

Edward Vern Krehbiel, Class of 1947, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Nettie “Maye” Valentine Frazier, Class of 1950, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018.

Marcus W. Smith, Class of 1971, passed away at his home on Friday, June 1, 2018.

Carolyn Boucher, (nee Roth), Class of 1955, passed away May 27, 2018.

Leta Renee (Jett) Ghazaeri Morgan, Class of 1976, passed away May 25, 2018 in her home in Oakdale, California.

Roy Ferguson, Class of 1965, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Sidney Bradley Powell Jr, Class of 1949,  passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Boone Hospital Center.

Raymond Edwin Schnell, Class of 1951, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.

Hazel Delores Burdick Cook, Class of 1942, died Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Kenneth Michael “Mike” Krause, Class of 1961 (and one of Helen D's favs) passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Douglas Scott Olinger Class of 1960, died Monday, May 14, 2018 at Northcare Hospice in Kansas City.

Wallace H. Drane, Class of 1945, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018.

Marla Ann Riley, Class of 1967, passed on May 12, 2018.

Tina Denise Hill, Class of 1982, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at University Hospital in Columbia.

Larry Leon Noel, Class of 1976, passed away, Wednesday May 9, 2018 at his home in Columbia.

Vicki Roth Connelly, Class of 1964, died at home in Platte Woods, Missouri on May 8, 2018.

Jeffrey Lee Herndon, Class of 1987, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018.

William Holdsworth Vaughn, Class of 1953, died April 22, 2018.

Marjory Ellen Coleman Straughan, Class of 1955, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Hale Center, Texas.

Bernice Cunningham Swearingen, Class of 1941, passed away Friday, April 21, 2018 at Boone Hospital.

David (Dave) Lee Guthrie, Class of 1958, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Seven Lakes Memory Care in Loveland, Colorado.

Scott W. Thelen, Class of 2006, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Frances Lee Trent Holt, Class of 1951, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Patricia Richardson Asanti, Class of 1975, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018.

Willis F. Cornelison, Class of 1959, died Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Sara E. Buescher Brown, Class of 1951, passed away Tuesday April 10, 2018 in Rockledge, Florida.

Patricia Ann Jagger Kirkpatrick, Class of 1966, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at her home in Columbia.

Mary Sue White, Class of 1970, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the University Hospital in Columbia.

Margaret Coffman Burge, Class of 1935, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018  in Columbia.

Ila Fern Jackson Guthrie, Class of 1965, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Neighborhoods in Columbia.

Javonte’ De’angelo Roy, Class of 2009, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at University of Missouri Hospital.

Michael O’Don “Mickey” Malone, Class of 1956, passed away at Boone Hospital on Monday, April 2, 2018.

Lois Lucille “Lucy” Precht, Class of 1939, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at her residence in Loveland, Colorado.

Ellen Ann Prather Allton, Class of 1953, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018.

Cynthia R. 'Cindy' Nelson, Class of 1982, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Boone Hospital Center.

Danny Ray Turner, Class of 1976, passed away Tuesday March 27, 2018.

Sanford “Sandy” Cunningham, Class of 1958, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018.

Nancy Carter Collins, Class of 1949, died Sunday, March 25, 2018.

Mary Alice Kircher Brown, Class of 1942, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Stephen McDermott, Class of 1966, passed away on March 19, 2018.

Tracy Youlonda (Rolley) Scott, Class of 1976, passed away on March 14, 2018 in Demoines, Ia.

Dale Wayne Palmer, Class of 1967, passed away at the VA Hospital in Columbia on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Gwen Crane Cockrell, Class of 1956, passed away February 28, 2018 at her home in Overland Park, Kansas.

Merlin Wayne Cook, Class of 1954, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Dr. John Gregory Parker, Class of 1963, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at his home in Columbia.

Leslie Ann Herndon Cobbins, Class of 1974, died Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Elaine Reynolds Stone Stueve, Class of 1951, died on February 22, 2018, in Mesa, Arizona.

Mike Madole, Class of 1971, passed away in his home Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Sanford, Fla.

Jacqueline Elaine Stemmons, Class of 1975, passed away Tuesday, February 20, at her home in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Diane T. Brukardt, Class of 1947, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Kenneth Edward Nichols, Class of 1959, passed away on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at Harry S Truman Veteran Hospital in Columbia.

Frederick E. Martie, Class of 1969, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.

Thomas F. “Tom” Lockwood, Class of 1971, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at Boone Hospital.

Alice Joyce Spencer Easley, Class of 1943, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Sachse, Texas.

Ezra “Fuzzy” Nichols, Jr., Class of 1950, passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at Columbia Manor.

Dorothia “Dottie” R. Gilpin, Class of 1959, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at Lenoir Woods Healthcare in Columbia.

James Marcus Wright (Marc), Class of 1988, passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

William "Doc" Cross Sr., Class of 1977, passed away at the University Hospital on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Deborah Jean Taven-Czuwala, Class of 1976, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, N.Y.

Ryan Christopher Stoll, Class of 2001, passed away in St. Louis on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.

Nancy Sue Forbis Davenport, Class of 1951, passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at Boone Hospital Center.

William Lance Crawford, Class of 1964, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, N.C.

William “Dale” Baker, Class of 1956, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 in Columbia.

Neil Ewing, Class of 1957, passed away in Venice, FL on January 20, 2018.

Lela Jeanne Taylor Barr, Class of 1940, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in Columbia.

Ronald E. Bartel,  Class of 1967 passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in his Columbia home.

Martha Ann Dothage Cathey, Class of 1957, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

C.H. “Tracky” Nichols, Class of 1941, passed away on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Joan E. Martin Crosby, Class of 1949, died at her home in Columbia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

Dorothy F. McCabe Hinshaw, Class of 1940, passed away on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at The Bluffs in Columbia.

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 Springfield, Missouri.

David Rybolt, Class of 1967, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at his home in Columbia.

Thomas Edward Whitesides, Class of 1973, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018.

Dean Hathman, Class of 1956 passed away on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at Landmark Hospital in Columbia.














































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.

Dean was born on Jan. 16, 1938 in Columbia, the son of Willard and Ava May (Blevins) Hathman.

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 home.

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 and NASCAR.

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 www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018

Thomas Edward Whitesides, 62, passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at his home.

At his request, there will be no services.

He was born Jan, 14, 1955 in Columbia to Mary Ehler Casey and Charles E. Whitesides.

Survivors include his mother of Columbia; two sisters, Linda S. Stoner (Stanley), C. Diane Whitesides (David E. Matney); brother, Steven R. Whitesides; two children, Carrie L. Smith and Ryan T. Whitesides; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his father; step-dad Lewis (Pop) Casey; and brother, Charles E. Whitesides Jr.

Memorials are suggested to the Missouri Heart Association and Lymphoma Association.

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Kenneth David 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.

He is 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

Carolyn Ann 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 Cemetery Trust.

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 www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

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 to many.

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.

Services: 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.

Arrangements by Bopp Chapel. Condolences may be left online at www.boppchapel.com.

Published Sunday, January 21, 2018

Dorothy F. Hinshaw, 95, of Columbia, passed away on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at The Bluffs.

Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Memorial Funeral Home, with Pastor Tracy Cook officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born on Oct. 5, 1922, in Columbia, the daughter of Emmett Vest and Dollie (Hopper) McCabe, and married Kenneth Russell Hinshaw, all who preceded her in death.

Dorothy liked to travel and had taken international trips to Japan and Europe. She was an avid collector of collectibles and enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. She loved sports, and particularly enjoyed watching and listening to the St. Louis Cardinals. She always had a soft spot for dogs, especially her golden retriever Max. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and especially watching the grandkids playing ball.

She is survived by her sons, Gene Hinshaw (Barbara) of Columbia, and Rick McGowan (Pam) of St. Louis; grandchildren, Jessie (Chris) Maglich, Matthew Hinshaw, Ryan (Lisa) McGowan and Katie (Brian) Reuss; and great-grand- children, Brody, Tyler, Nora, Alivia and Abby.

She was preceded in death by brother, Walter Eugene McCabe.

Memorials are suggested to the choice of the donor.

Online condolences may be left online for the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.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 of Missouri.

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 groups.

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 Church.

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

Published Sunday, January 21, 2018

C.H. “Tracky” Nichols, 96, of Columbia, passed away on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Entombment will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.

Tracky was born on Jan. 29, 1921 in Boone County, the son of Charles Henry and Mary (Terry) Nichols who preceded him in death.

He spent most of his childhood being raised by his grandmother and was a graduate of Hickman High School where he got his nickname, Tracky.

He was a veteran of the US Navy where he served during WWII.

Tracky was married on August 19, 1948 in Estes Park, Colo. to Dorothy Barger who preceded him in death on June 30, 1992.

He owned and operated CH Nichols Painting and Decorating where he was a painting contractor; he also built several homes in and around the Columbia area.

His favorite pastime was watching sports, motorsports, and riding his 4-wheeler on his property. He loved spending his winters at his place in Florida and summers back home with family. In the spring, he could be found sitting in the sun outside or planting flowers in front of his house.

Survivors include five children, Terry Nichols (Jenny) of Columbia, Randy Nichols (Nancy) of Lawrence, Kan., Brent Nichols (Crystal) of Warsaw, Tracy Nichols (Carole) of Columbia, and Cindy Westmoreland (David) of Columbia; half-sister, Sandy Root (Jerry) of Manistee, Mich.; ten grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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

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

Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Martha Ann Cathey, 79, of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

A celebration of Martha’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. A gathering of family and friends will be from 1:00 p.m. until time for the service.

Martha was born to August D. and Myrtle Elizabeth Sappington Dothage on Nov. 4, 1938, in Boone County and they preceded her in death.

She was a 1957 graduate of Hickman High School and then attended Christian College.

On Oct. 24, 1971, she married Vernon D. Cathey in Columbia and he preceded her in death.

She retired from the University of Missouri Medical Center in 2000, but as she wanted to stay busy, she then worked part-time for the Boone County Commissioners office for over 15 years.

Martha enjoyed spending time with her family, and pets and also was interested in history and genealogy, crafting, writing, socializing, and a John Wayne movie. She had many friends throughout her life, and kept in contact with many high school friends and enjoyed attending her high school reunions.

Martha believed everything was better with chocolate. She was a great story teller, who loved to laugh and have fun, always looking forward for the next “Martha” adventure. She will be missed.

Martha is survived by her daughter, Julie Duerst Bennett and husband, Kevin of Columbia; granddaughters, Whitney T. Bennett and Morgan Ehetssabian and husband, Jason, two and a half great-grandchildren; and grandson, Mason Witzel; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Brian D. Duerst; and sister, Jeannette Kelley.

Memorials are suggested to the American Lung 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, January 24, 2018

Ronald E. Bartel, 68, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in his Columbia home.

A celebration of Ron’s life will be held Friday, Jan. 26 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at D. Rowe’s Restaurant’s side room, 1005 Club Village Drive, Columbia. Bring your favorite Ron Bartel story.

Ron is survived by his cherished daughter, Betsy (Morgan) Cassels; his most perfect grandchildren, Grace, Carrie, Celia and Ethan, all of Tallahassee, Fla.; his father and best friend, Mel (Bernita) Bartel; sisters, Cyndy (Joe) Crider and Nancy (Gary) Cooper; brother, Ed Bartel; nieces, Ashley (Jon) Thornhill and Heather Bartel; nephew, Landon Bartel; grand-nieces, Haylie, Lacey, Sophie and Melody; many fun-loving cousins; and Ron’s long-time love, Jean Hitt.

After graduating from Hickman High School in Columbia and attending Truman State University in Kirksville, Ron entered his 40+ year career in the automobile industry in Florida and Tennessee, returning to Columbia for the past 20 years, the last four of which he enjoyed his association with Moberly Auto Auction as their sales representative.

Ron’s gusto for life, music, and the written word is legendary; he didn’t miss much, always had time to spend with his wide circle of friends, most of whom considered Ron their best friend. He will be greatly missed. Always. The mold has been broken.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Bancroft; and niece, Christin Cooper.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Almeta Crayton Community Programs, PO Box 8164, Columbia 65205.

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Lela Jeanne Barr, 95, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in Columbia, after a short illness.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.

Jeanne was born on Nov. 16, 1922 in Valley Falls, Kan., to Charles Henry Taylor and Elsie Ella Ashley.

Her family moved to a farm just outside of Columbia when she was 13 and she attended Jefferson Jr. High School and Hickman High School.

She graduated from Hickman High School in 1940 and the University of Missouri in Education, in 1943. She received a Masters Degree in Spanish from the University of Missouri in 1960.

Jeanne’s teaching career spanned 26 years, 19 of those years were spent teaching Spanish and Latin at Hickman High School. She was also in charge of producing Hickman’s yearbook, the “Cresset”, for eight years. She retired in 1979.

Jeanne was a 30-year member of the Columbia chapter of the Audubon Society, serving as president, secretary and newsletter editor over the years. She was also a long-time, active member of Friends of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Jeanne served as the first president for the Nature Plant Society of Boone County. She was an active member of the Boone County Historical Society and a board member for several years in Columbia’s chapter of Planned Parenthood.

In 1943, Jeanne received the Pi Lambda Theta honorary education award. She served as secretary for the state-wide Spanish and Portuguese Language Teachers Association from 1958-59. Jeanne is an Altrusa International Award - District 8 recipient.

She is survived by her children, Carolyn Van Sciver of Denver, Bonnie Morgan of Corvallis, Mont., David Barr of Watauga, Texas, and Jayme Nobles of Clearwater, Fla. She has three granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Sue Mae Morris and Doris Burnett; two brothers, Paul and Delton Taylor; niece, Nancy Burnett; and her husband of almost 70 years, Vernon Barr.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Audubon Society or a charity of your choice in her name.

Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Park Cemetery.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Provided by Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122-1308

Obituary for Neil Ewing

Neil Ewing, 78, of Kirkwood, MO and Venice, FL passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in Venice, FL on January 20, 2018. Loving husband of Marge and the late Ann Ewing, dear father of Sheri Ewing (Susan Davis), late parents Perry and Helen Ewing and late brother Van Ewing, dear brother of Marcia Jory and dear uncle and friend to many.

Neil was a graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, MO and the University of Missouri where he was in the Army ROTC. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army Artillery, stationed at Ft. Sill, OK.

Memorial service Saturday, January 27, 1:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood. Private interment National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018

William “Dale” Baker, 80, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 following a battle with dementia.

At his request, there will be no services. Dale celebrated his life enthusiastically and to the fullest while living. There will be a gathering to share those memories with family and friends at his home Saturday, Jan. 27 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Dale was born Jan. 12, 1938 in Columbia, the son of William Oscar and Mattie (Terry) Baker.

He married Lona F. Bledsoe-Baker at Rocheport United Methodist Church Oct. 6, 1956.

Dale was a software engineer and musician. His bands “Scat Kitzs” and “Three of a Kind” were Pioneers of Rock & Roll in this area. He loved playing music with his bands, family and friends. He was a lover of music, dancing (and loved showing off his dancing), traveling and outdoor activities. He had a big colorful personality and a love of laughter.

Dale is survived by his wife and soul mate, Lona F. Bledsoe-Baker; two sons, Byron K. Baker and Chris A. Baker both of Columbia; two daughters, Cynthia “Cindy” L. Baker of Auxvasse and Julie K. Coad of Medina, Ohio; six grandchildren, Isaac D. Baker, Chelsea R. Coad, Jessica N. Coad, Rachel J. Coad, Erica R. McKim, and Theresa Menditto; seven great-grandchildren, Jayden W. Horner, Kileigh L. Horner, Ender Speiser, Dayne Speiser, Rylan Speiser, Wyatt Speiser, and Layla E. Wilson.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Patrick William Horner; granddaughter, Addeline Claire Baker; brother, Al F. Baker; and sister, Norma Dean Mitchell.

Published Sunday, January 28, 2018

William Lance Crawford, 71, peacefully passed away on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, N.C.

Friends will be received from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Parker-Millard Funeral home where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment with full military honors will follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Fayette.

He was born in Columbia on March 23, 1946. He was the son of Bill T. Crawford and Mildred Louis Sandberg.

He was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Bailey on Oct. 6, 1973 in Columbia.

Lance attended the University of Missouri where he received his BA in History (1968), his MS in Regional Geography (1972) and his MS in Community Development (1981). He was a golf scholarship winner playing on the golf team for four years.

He enlisted in the United States Army in 1968 and graduated from the Corp of Engineers Officers Candidates’ School in 1968. He was a Bronze Star honored First Lieutenant Vietnam Veteran. He received his honorable discharge in 1971.

Throughout his career he was Community Development Coordinator for the City of Orange, Texas, the Division Manager of Housing for the City of Houston, Texas, Executive Director of Greenville County S.C. Redevelopment Authority, Director of Community Development for Cobb County and Clayton County Ga.

Lance was an active member of Kiwanis Club. He was an avid University of Missouri sports fan as well as a lifetime player and lover of the game of golf.

Lance is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann of Travelers Rest, S.C.; their children, Melissa Ann Crawford of Taylors, S.C., Mary Kathryn Smith of Easley S.C. (husband, Kevin Dean Smith); and his grandson, Oliver Crawford Smith of Easley, S.C.


He is also survived by his sister, Martha Louise (Marci) Harnden of Dallas; Charles Todd Crawford (wife Ann) of Holts Summit and Thomas Brant Crawford of Columbia.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in his name to any Cancer Treatment Center of your choice.

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 for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.

Published Sunday, January 28, 2018

Nancy Sue Davenport, 84, of Columbia, passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at Boone Hospital Center.

Visitation will take place 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at Memorial Funeral Home with a Graveside Service to follow with the Reverend Chester Heyer officiating. The interment will be in the Columbia Cemetery.

Nancy was born March 31, 1933 in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Harry Forbis and Mary (McGinnis) Forbis. Her family moved to Columbia when she was three months old.

Nancy was a graduate of Hickman High School, class of 1951.

She was united in marriage to her husband Jim on Sept. 2, 1953 in Silver Spring, Md.

Nancy was employed in retail for many years at Dean’s Town & Country.

She and Jim enjoyed square dancing, camping, canoeing and regular Sunday drives in the country. She enjoyed going out to eat and tending to her flower garden. She was an accomplished Bridge player. She was a member of the King’s Daughters.

Nancy was a member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church since she was three months old. A few years ago she and Jim moved their membership to the Columbia United Church of Christ.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Jim; their daughters, Sherry (Gregory) Miller and Pamela (Bill) Tillotson all of Columbia; grandchildren, Robin (Aaron) Gray of Columbia, J. D. (Beth) Tillotson of St. Louis, Kristopher Tillotson of Colorado, and Megan Miller and Seth (Chelsie) Miller both of Columbia; and three great-grandchildren, Hunter, Dane and Evan Gray.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents.

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

Published Friday, January 26, 2018

Ryan Christopher Stoll, 35, passed away in St. Louis on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26 at First Baptist Church of Columbia. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 at First Baptist Church of Columbia. Burial will follow the service at Columbia Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 27, 1982 in Monroe, La. to Chet Stoll and Deborah Carr.

Ryan was raised in Columbia and was a graduate of Hickman High School, earned a B.S. in Engineering and an MBA at the University of Missouri, and was pursuing a second master’s degree at Mizzou at the time of his passing. Ryan was employed as a Director at Express Scripts in St. Louis.

Ryan showed an early love for sports and music, participating in both tennis and marching band in high school. He continued playing USTA Tennis in St. Louis.

Ryan enjoyed watching St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals baseball, and was a loyal Mizzou sports fan.

From the time he was a child, Ryan’s heart led him to ensure that those around him knew how much they were loved, including his beloved high school friends, family, and their beloved dog, Chase. His beautiful smile, kindness, and compassion will be dearly missed by all who felt his love.

Ryan is survived by his loving partner of 12 years, Katie Windle of Ballwin; parents, Chet Stoll and Deborah Carr; and loving step-parents, Yana Stoll and Ed Rollins of Columbia. Also, sister, Emily Dahm (Scott) of Destin, Fla.; and brother, Evan Stoll of Columbia. Katie’s mother, Karen Roth of St. Louis; sisters, Jaime of Ballwin, Meagan (Darren) of St. Louis and Jessie (Jeremy) of Chicago; and six nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by grandparents, Harold Stoll of Marshall, Pat Breece of Columbia, John and Ruth Carr of Agawam, Mass., Larry and Esther Rollins of Columbia, Naomi White of Springfield, Mo. and Shirley Roth, Ellisville.

Ryan is preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl Breece of St. Charles, Frank White of Plattsburg, Margaret Stoll of Marshall, and Melvin Roth of Ellisville.

Gifts can be made in Ryan’s honor to the Ryan Christopher Stoll Memorial Scholarship through Mizzou’s Give Direct website, or by mailing checks payable to the University of Missouri to: Robert J Trulaske Sr. College of Business, 408 Cornell Hall, Columbia, Mo. 65211, Memo: Ryan C. Stoll Memorial Scholarship.

Gifts can also be made in Ryan’s honor to the American Cancer Society.

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 for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.

Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Deborah Jean Taven-Czuwala, 59, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, N.Y. after battling a long illness.

Funeral services will be private.

She was born in Lincoln, Neb. on May 20, 1958, daughter of the late Ronald and Hjordis (Olson) Taven.

She is the wife of Peter J. Czuwala, who survives, whom she married on June 10, 2002.

She is also survived by sister, Julie K. Taven; niece, Kelsey Amanda Taven Davis; and nephew, Dallas Boone Davis.

Online remembrances may be made at www.chasesmithfamily.com.

Published by Millard Family Chapels, Inc. Columbia MO


William "Doc" Cross Sr., 59, of Columbia passed away at the University Hospital on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

William was employed with the University of Missouri for over 13 years, and was a man of all trades. If anyone ever needed help fixing anything, he was the man that all of his friends and family would go to for help. In his free time he enjoyed shooting pool, traveling, being outside, watching football, and just spending time with his family and friends.

William is survived by his two sons: William Cross Jr and Robert Cross both of Columbia; his daughter: Marisha Cooks of St. Louis; his six sisters: Clarissa Jones of Denver, CO, Lena Mae Norfleet of Columbia, Irma (Harvey) Haefling of Bentonville, AR, Maggie McDonald of Columbia, Sue Cross of Columbia, and Bess (Kenneth) Walkowicz of Bentonville, AR; ten grandchildren: Dehmilleon Cross, Mahzeen Cross, Xayvion Cross, Nahtalzae Cross, Nahjaesha Cross, Robert Cross Jr., Dekerion Cross, Elash'ja Smith, Keyion Cross, and Travelle Eason.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Ruth Ferguson; his father Eddie Cross Sr.; his mother Helen Cross; eight brothers: George Cross, Lewis B. Cross, Macarthur Cross, Eddie Cross, Larry Cross, Marvin Cross, John Cross and Matthew Cross; two sisters: Carrie B. Cross and Rebecca Cross.

No services will be occurring at this time.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Services and Crematory 12 East Ash Street Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left on line at www.parkermillard.com

Published Tuesday, January 30, 2018

James Marcus Wright (Marc) of Columbia, 47, went to be with Jesus, his Savior, on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 after his three year fight, winning his brave journey with cancer.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory in Columbia. A celebration of Marc’s life will be held at the Crossing Church in Columbia, on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 11:00 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Columbia Cemetery.

Marc was born on July 8, 1970 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Mo. to Don and Jimmie Wright.

From a young boy at the age of four getting a dress-up firefighter’s uniform for Christmas to carrying an Emergency 51 lunch box to school as an elementary-aged student, Marc had a dream and calling on his life to become a Firefighter and an Emergency Medical Technician. This dream was fulfilled when he joined the Boone County Fire District at the age of 18. During Marc’s high school years, his time spent as a volunteer firefighter for the Boone County Fire District only reinforced this call through having opportunities like riding Rescue Squad 1 on April 12, 1985.

Finally after much hard work and perseverance, Marc began his elite career with the Boone County Fire District in July of 1988 as a volunteer at Fire Station #5. He worked his way up to Lieutenant and during those first years as a volunteer, he also obtained his certification as a Emergency Medical Technician at age 19.

In 1989, he was hired as an EMT for Boone Hospital Center where he spent 25 years serving the community. In 2015, he retired from this great honor.

On June 27, 1992, Marc was hired as a firefighter for the City of Columbia Fire Department. He served the City of Columbia for 25 years as Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, and Division Chief, retiring in February of 2017.

Marc was a 1988 graduate of Hickman High School and a loving member of Centerpoint Church where he enjoyed singing in the praise team.

Marc defined the word uncle, friend, and mentor. He will be remembered for selflessly giving his time to be with those he cared about. Marc was a devoted sports fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, the Missouri Tigers, and he loved playing all kinds of sports and games with his family and friends.

In addition, Marc influenced the lives of many young people through baseball, basketball, and football teams of which he was an avid fan. The legacy Marc leaves will inspire others to be the best version of themselves.

Marc is survived by his loving parents, Don and Jimmie Wright of Columbia; three sisters, Amy Wilson, Angela deMik and husband Steven, and Allison Archibeque and husband Daniel; brother, Don Wright, Jr. and wife Michele; eleven nieces and nephews; four great-nieces and nephews; and a host of other extended family members.

In addition to his family, Marc is survived by the faithful members and brother and sisterhood of The Boone County Fire District, The Columbia Fire Department, and The EMS Services of Boone County. Also left to cherish, Lindsey Ragsdale and son, Dylan.

The family would like to share a sincere appreciation for all the prayers, love, and support given.

In Marc’s memory, a memorial has been established on GoFundMe.

“Well done my good and faithful Son!” - Don Wright, Sr.

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. Isaiah 43:2

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash St, Columbia, Mo. 65203; 573-449-4153.
Published Sunday, February 4, 2018

Dorothia “Dottie” R. Gilpin, 76, of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at Lenoir Woods Healthcare in Columbia.

Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 5 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Lester Woods officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Dorothia was born in Columbia on Sept. 23, 1941, the daughter of James Gene and Opal Evelynn (Shelton) Gilpin who preceded her in death.

She was a member of Urban Empowerment Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, bowling, decorating and painting.

Dottie worked as a bookkeeper for an insurance company, was a property manager and was a dispatcher for Columbia Police Department.

She is survived by two children, Leslie Brown of Columbia and Lynn Vaught (Gary) of Columbia; and two granddaughters, Cassie Vaught and Jessie Vaught.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Foundation, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Mo. 65202.

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

Published Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Ezra “Fuzzy” Nichols, Jr., 85, of Columbia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at Columbia Manor with family by his side.

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

Fuzzy was born June 18, 1932 to Ezra Price Nichols and Katie (Caruthers) Nichols in Columbia.

Raised in Columbia, he graduated from Hickman High School in 1950.

He was drafted to serve the U.S. Army in Okinawa from 1952-1954.

After returning, he married Sandy (Williams) Nichols in 1959 and raised four children.

Fuzzy barbered for over three decades, where people came for a five dollar hair-cut and to listen and laugh at stories. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening with his brother, Kenny.

In 1986, Fuzzy met his loving girlfriend, Phyllis Willingham, with whom he spent the rest of his life.

Fuzzy was a loving, caring father and friend to all - he had a contagious smile and a great sense of humor. He will be missed by many.

Fuzzy was proud of his children, Doug (Jackie) Nichols, David (Julie) Nichols, Dan (Joan) Nichols and Denise (Clark) Winslow; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brother, Kenny Nichols; sister, Marjorie Beaman; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Fuzzy was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Sandy (Nichols) Mazzocco; brothers, Lewis ‘Tubby’ and Billy Nichols.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice through the Boone Hospital Foundation, in memory of Ezra Nichols, c/o 1600 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Arrangements are under the direction of HT May & Son Funeral Home; 2207 Holly Avenue, Columbia, Mo., 65202; (573) 443-2273.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.htmayfuneralhome.com.

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Alice Joyce Spencer Easley, 92, of Garland, Texas and former resident of Columbia, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Sachse, Texas.

A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

She was born Jan. 18, 1926 in Kirksville to Ray E. Spencer and Eura Wineva Wilson Spencer.

Alice is survived by her daughter, Alice Thomas; grandchild, Colleen Marie Smith; and great-grandchildren, Noah Aaron Smith and Asher Lee Smith.

She was preceded in death by a death by a daughter, Carol Joyce Easley; and two siblings, James Spencer and Ruth Colleen Spencer Vale.

Published February 7, 2018

Thomas F. “Tom” Lockwood, 64, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at Boone Hospital.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery near Harrisburg.

Tom was born on June 23, 1953 in Boone County, the son of Thomas H. and Juanita (Crews) Lockwood, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was married on Sept 5, 1991 in Lebanon to Tina Knight, who survives at the home.

He graduated from Hickman High School.

Tom worked for the water district as a meter maintenance tech for over 27 years until the time of his death. Prior to that, he worked as a mechanic for Machen’s.

He enjoyed guns and dogs, especially his Huskies, Amaya and Chloe. He also liked classic cars and old rock music. He loved fly-fishing and spent many vacations at Bennett Springs and Taneycomo fishing with his dad and family.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Tina; daughter, Lacy Stone (Shane) of Hallsville; and cousins, Brian Lockwood (Roxanne) and Chris Lockwood (Kristi).

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, David Lockwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the college fund for Tom’s granddaughter to be.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Frederick E. Martie, 66, of Ashland, achieved his life-long dream on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. At 1:00 p.m., he was standing face to face with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

A memorial service will be held at Living Faith Church in Ashland at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17.

Fred was born to Charles E. Martie and Elizabeth (Graham). In 1963, his life changed when Gladys Smith married Charles and became his forever mom.

On July 31, 1970, Fred married his high school sweetheart Penny Parman. She survives in the home.

Their love brought forth two daughters, Angela Martie (Tom Chicovsky) and Jennifer Lee (Donnie); nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson who was his pride and joy.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Routh; brothers, Norman Wayne Martie, Omar Smith, David Smith, Norman (Bo) Creason, Eugene (Red) Creason; sisters, Donna Brown, Mary Lyons, Roberta Ross, Vanessa Routh, Donna Boggs, Linda Schomaker and Barbara Swift.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Gladys Martie; and sister, Joyce Ann Baker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to KJAB.com Christian Radio, for the transmitter fund.

Published Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kenneth Edward Nichols, 78, of Columbia, passed away on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 surrounded by his family at Harry S Truman Veteran Hospital in Columbia.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22 in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.

Kenny was born on Feb. 14, 1940 in Columbia, the son of Ezra Price and Katie Alice (Caruthers) Nichols who preceded him in death.

He was a veteran of the US Army serving from 1963 thru 1965. He was a welder for 27 years at Ribacks in Columbia.

Kenny was a very caring and giving man to those in need.

Survivors include sister, Marjorie Beaman of Columbia; nine nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lewis “Tubby” Nichols, Billy Nichols and Ezra “Fuzzy” Nichols, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or Disabled American Veterans, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Mo. 65202.

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

Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Dr. Diane T. Brukardt, 88, of Columbia, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, Feb. 23 from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Private graveside services will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Diane was born on Sept. 7, 1929 in Dearborn, Mich., the daughter of Arthur and Mae (Ayotte) Brukardt who preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Hickman High School, the University of Missouri and Harvard Medical School.

She retired in 1990 from MU as Director of the Student Health Service and Assistant Professor of Medicine.

Survivors include four nephews, Douglas Brukardt (Kathleen) of Northfield, Vt., Paul Brukardt (Carolyn) of Alpha, N.J., Glenn Brukardt (Kristine) of Belvidere, N.J. and Wayne Brukardt (Pat) of St. Louis; and two nieces, Linda Brukardt (Joe Kolaya) of Hopatcong, N.J. and Roxane Wolff (Jeff) of Flagstaff, Ariz.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur Brukardt and Robert Brukardt; and sister, Patricia Brukardt.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Mo. 65202.

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

Published by Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory, 12 E Ash St, Columbia MO

Obituary for Jacqueline Elaine Stemmons

Jacqueline Elaine Stemmons, 60, of Little Rock, Arkansas, formerly of Columbia, entered into paradise Tuesday, February 20, at her home.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Second Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia, Missouri. Homecoming Celebration will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Second Missionary Baptist Church. Contributions are suggested to the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Jacqueline was born on May 19, 1957, to Albert Barber Jr. and Margaret E. Stemmons in Columbia, Missouri. She was a graduate of Hickman High School in 1975. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in May 1980, her Masters degree of Science in December of 1981, and her Masters degree of Social Work in May of 1984, all from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

She was currently employed by the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas as a social worker.

Jacqueline was a faithful and active member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as well as the First Baptist Church of Highland Park, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Jacqueline is survived by her brothers: Jeffery Stemmons, of Columbia, Missouri, George (Jocelyn) Stemmons, Harvey, Louisiana, William (Barbara) Stemmons, of San Angelo, Texas, John Bass, of Kansas City, Missouri, James P. Stemmons, of Columbia, Missouri; sisters: Amanda Kelly and Margaret Stemmons, both of Columbia, Missouri; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death, both parents, maternal and paternal grandparents and two sisters: Laverne Miller and Jo Qunitell Stemmons

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 for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.

Published Sunday, March 4, 2018

Mike Madole, 64, passed away in his home Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Sanford, Fla.

Private services have already been held.

Mike was born and raised in Columbia and graduated from Hickman High School.

Mike is survived by his father, Robert L Madole of Columbia; and his younger twin sisters Joy Madole and Jan Froeschle of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his mother Betty A Madole; and younger brother Steven C Madole.

Published Friday, March 9, 2018, The Daily Journal, Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Elaine Stueve, age 84, died on February 22, 2018, in Mesa, Arizona. She was born June 24, 1933, to Lewis and Edna Reynolds in Columbia, Missouri. She graduated from Pittman High School. On March 18, 1950, she married Carroll Stone in Columbia, Missouri. After Carroll’s discharge from the Nave they made their home in St. Louis working for McDonnell Douglas. Moving to California in 1993, Carroll became Vice President of Capstone Turbine and Elaine worked as the business manager. This job took them to places such as China, Japan, Korea and many other countries. She also owned and operated her own beauty shop.

Carroll passed away on November 18, 1997. In 2002, Elaine married Donald Stueve of Fergus Falls. They spent their summers at their home on Silver Lake, near Battle Lake. Winter months were spent in Mesa, Arizona.

Elaine loved to play the drums and piano as well as golfing, dancing and spending time with family and friends. She even learned to enjoy fishing.

Preceding her in death are her parents and two sons David and John Lewis.

Survivors include her husband Don, three children: Daniel (Liz) Stone and Sue McCornack of Arizona, John (Jeneffer) Stone of Indiana, brother Jim Reynolds and sister Sue Henshaw of Columbia, Missouri, brother Jerry (Holly) Reynolds of California and sister-in-law Lucy Sorin of Columbia, Missouri. She also leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mesa, Arizona, Saturday March, 3. She was laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia, Missouri.

Published by the Kansas City Star

Leslie Ann Herndon Cobbins, 61, died Saturday, February 24, 2018.

She is survived by three children, Demarcus Taborn, Bianca Cobbins, and Erin Harris.

Private Disposition. Arr.Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services.

Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Dr. John Gregory Parker, 72, of Columbia, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at his home.

Friends will be received from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at the Parker-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 5 at the Parker-Millard Funeral Home. Interment with full military honors will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 16, 1945, in Elsberry, the son of the late Frank Thomas and Elizabeth Ann (Howard) Parker.

“Doc” Parker practiced as a Veterinarian in Columbia for nearly 50 years.

In 1969, he graduated from the University of Missouri Veterinary School. He served in the United States Army for two years during the Vietnam War.

John also loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of the National Cutting Horse Association, the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, and the Elks Lodge.

Survivors include four children, Elizabeth Smith (husband Dr. Rick Smith) of Springfield, Mo., Darren Parker of Irvine, Calif., Jennifer Parker of Columbia, and Kristen Coleman of Hartsburg; nine grandchildren, Haley Boyd, Rylee Smith, Zach Parker, Wade Smith, Karlie Coleman, Jadon Coleman, Hannah Parker-VanVeen, Bentley Parker and Joshua Parker; sister, Merry Beth Hardy of Fayette; and longtime companion, Emily Moner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Karla Parker; and sister Rebecca Stephens.

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 for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.

Published by Wallace Funeral Homes, 422 N. Lake St, Pleasant Hill MO 64080

Merlin Wayne Cook, of Pleasant Hill, MO, went to be with the Lord, on Monday, February 26, 2018.

He was born on August 26, 1935, in California, MO to William Bryan (Dick) and Rose (Cunningham) Cook.

Merlin grew up in Columbia, MO, where he graduated from Hickman High School. He was baptized at Memorial Baptist Church. Every summer, Merlin spent time at the Missouri State Fair, while his father showed horses. He passed the time by enjoying the races, and picking up coins others had discarded around the fairgrounds. He also spent many summers working in the hay fields with his brother Richard and sons. Merlin went on to Pharmacy School at MU, and then transferred to UMKC. Due to a hearing impairment from having scarlet fever as a baby, he was unable to pursue completion of this degree. At that time, all prescriptions were received by telephone. Merlin started at the US Post Office in 1957 as a clerk. While renting a room at an extended family members’ home, “Aunt Allie” also rented a room to a young woman named Gracie. On June 18, 1960, Merlin was united in marriage to Gracie M. Marlin at his sister Dorothy’s home.

Merlin and Gracie lived in Independence, MO for over 40 years, where they raised 2 boys, Wayne and Alan. They attended Blue Ridge Baptist, Sterling Acres Baptist, and later Tri-City Baptist. They established many lifelong friendships during those years. Merlin was most recently a member of Lone Jack Baptist Church, where he was actively involved with Evergreens, and he served as an Usher.

Merlin worked as a postal clerk for the US Postal Service for over 43 years, many of them on the overnight shift. He received several awards over his years of service. Merlin was ranked 2nd in seniority at the Downtown KC Post Office upon his retirement in 2001. Merlin & Gracie moved to Pleasant Hill, MO in 2005, to be closer to their family. During his retirement years, Merlin enjoyed working on lawn equipment, mowing, visiting garage sales, and assisting Alan with any projects. His favorite pastime was playing checkers, watching Disney movies, and eating ice cream with his favorite grandchildren. He was diagnosed with amyloidosis (hardening of organ tissue) in 2012. He far surpassed doctors’ life expectancy, and was able to stay at home due to the wonderful care of his wife.

Merlin was preceded in death by his oldest son, Wayne, in December 1988, his parents, his brothers-Richard (Fern) Cook, Robert (Jackie) Cook, William (Billy) Cook, Roy Cook, and sisters-Cleo (Claude) Inglish, and Dorothy (James Max) Landes.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gracie Cook, of the home; one son, Alan Cook and wife, Deborah Cook of Pleasant Hill, MO; two grandchildren, Alexandra and William Cook; a sister, Betty Wade (Dale) of Kansas City, MO; mother-in-law, Geneva McClaskey of Pleasant Hill, and numerous nieces and nephews, extended family & friends.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 2nd, 10am -11am Visitation, 11am Funeral at Lone Jack Baptist Church in Lone Jack, MO. Graveside Burial to follow at Lone Jack Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Haiti Home of Hope Children’s Orphanage or Lone Jack Baptist Church.

Published by the Kansas City Star, Sunday, March 4, 2018

Gwendolyn (Gwen) Sue Cockrell, 79, of Overland Park, KS passed away February 28, 2018 at her home. A private family burial took place March 2, at Highland Cemetery of Prairie Village. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Church of the Resurrection, Wesley Chapel, 13720 Roe Ave., Leawood, KS. Visitation will occur at the conclusion of the memorial service.

Gwen is survived by husband George Franklin (Frank) of 53 years, 3 children Marcus Crane and wife D'An, Matthew Harper and Mary Allison and husband Patrick Hurley, and grandsons Samuel Franklin and Benjamin Patrick Hurley. Along with many nieces and nephews.

Gwen was born in May 1938 in Columbia, MO, to Wayne and Mary Crane and they preceded her in death in 1990 and 2011, respectively. Gwen is survived by sisters Jacquelyn (husband George) Stamper of Columbia, MO and Judith Denney of Kansas City, MO. Gwen grew up in Columbia, MO and was a 1956 Hickman High School graduate, a 1958 Christian College graduate and attended the University of MO.

Gwen was a member of Church of the Resurrection (COR), Leawood, KS and just prior, Central United Methodist Church, Kansas City, MO. Kindly omit funeral flowers with the family suggesting contributions to COR and its programs.

Gwen resided nearly 12 years overseas in connection with Frank's employment and sons Marcus and Matthew were born abroad. Many friendships developed in connection with residencies in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.

Gwen loved being around people and was an avid reader of books. Her church life involved her being on church boards and committees and loved most her commitment to an Acolyte trainer role for 15 years. Gwen loved celebrating and decorating for every holiday. Her most precious time was spent with family and friends. Gwen's presence will be greatly missed.

Published Friday, March 9, 2018

Dale Wayne Palmer, 68, of Columbia, passed away at the VA Hospital on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Friends will be received from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Sunday, March 11 at Parker-Millard Funeral Service. The funeral service will be held on Monday, March 12 at 1:00 p.m. at Parker-Millard Funeral Service, followed by interment with full military honors at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

He was born on May 13, 1949 in Boone County to the late Robert and Juanita Palmer.

Dale was a graduate of Hickman High School and attended the University of Missouri Columbia.

He served his country with honor when he entered the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, from which he received an honorable discharge in 1971.

Following his time in the service, Dale enjoyed playing bluegrass music. He played with the band Straw Boss and he became quite the accomplished guitarist and vocalist. Later while traveling and playing music solo, he met the love of his life Janet Brink whom he absolutely adored.

The two of them married on January 5, 1978 in Tucson, Ariz. and together they shared 31 years of marriage until Janet’s passing on June 2, 2009.

Dale’s love for music continued throughout his entire life and he eventually ended up forming his own band with some of his good friends which was named Dale Palmer and the Mystery Men. When he was not playing busy playing music with his band, Dale spent his time earning a living by being the owner/operator of Palmer Rentals.

Dale was a guy who “lived life exactly the way he wanted” according to his daughter Chrissy, and I’m sure there are many others out there who would agree. Among the many things that he enjoyed were a good joke, a nice meal, good company, classic cars, and traveling to Hawaii and Key West, Fla.

Dale was unafraid to meet his maker, and looked forward to reuniting with his wife in heaven.

Dale is survived by his two daughters, Christina Palmer of Columbia and Amanda Palmer-Kirkman (David) of Zachary, La.; brother, Kim Palmer (Joyce) of Columbia; sister, Brenda Bross of Monett; granddaughter, Felicity Kirkman of Zachary, La.; and his significant other, Carol Cross of Kansas City.

“We took off in his little blue car, we traveled near and we traveled far, we settled in Missouri to raise some babes, we worked very hard for many, many days. Now we have a great big house, and the babes are grown and rarely home. So, we’re older and wiser and now we can fly south!” ... Written by Dale’s wife Janet on their 21st Anniversary. May they fly high together.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Central Missouri Honor Flight at 625 Cherry Street Columbia, Mo. 65201, or to Welcome Home Inc. at 2120 Business Loop 70 E. Columbia, Mo. 65201.[ml.7(Parker-M_38.jpg)]

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 by Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home of Des Moines IA.

Tracy Youlonda (Rolley) Scott was born on March 14, 1957 to Walter and Rosetta (Allen) Rolley Jr. in Columbia, MO. She was educated in the local school district and graduated from David H. Hickman High School. She would later continue her education at Des Moines Area Community College.

Tracy would move to Des Moines, IA where she met Charles Scott. He courted Tracy and the two became one in marriage. The couple was blessed with three children: James, Bianca and Shardnay. As her family grew Tracy transitioned to a stay at home mother. Once her children were grown, Tracy gave her life to Christ and began living for the Lord.

On March 14, 2018 Tracy stepped from time into eternity. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Shardnay Scott; mother, Rosetta Rolley and her brothers, John Allen and Larry Rolley.

Left to cherish her memory is her ; husband, Charles Scott Jr. of Des Moines, Iowa; her son James (Sara) Rolley of Des Moines, IA and her daughter Bianca (Philip) Horsley-Pabai of Dallas, TX; father, Walter Rolley Jr. of Columbia, MO; siblings, Patricia Hazelwood, Madeline Rolley and Curlita Fountain; her aunt Paula Boyd of Bettendorf, Iowa; ten grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation, Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home, 3500 6th Ave, Des Moines IA 50313 and Celebration of Life, immediately following visitation.


Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Brown's Funeral Home, 410 NE Garfield Street, Camas WA

Stephen McDermott passed away on March 19, 2018. He was 69 years old.

Stephen was born on August 13, 1948 to his parents Marjorie and John McDermott in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam era. Stephen owned and operated McDermott Fence Company for 34 years. Stephen was a 9 year Washougal resident, and a member of the Episcopal Church. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.

Stephen is survived by his Wife Theresa at home, his 2 sons: James (Debbie) Sese of Milwaukie Oregon and Patrick McDermott of Molalla, Oregon; his daughter Dusty Gilbert of Milwaukie, Oregon; his grandson Colin, and his cousin Stephen Morris. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Peter.

A celebration of Stephen's life will take place Saturday, March 24th at 1 PM at Brown's Funeral Home. Those who wish may sign the online guestbook at www.brownsfh.com.

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

Mary Alice Brown, 93, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Graveside services will be 2:00 pm, Friday, March 30 at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend Joe Crosthwait will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1:00-1:45 p.m. Friday at the Mortuary.

She was born April 9, 1924 to Roy and Clara Kircher of New Franklin. She had four siblings including, Leroy Kircher, Jr., Allen Kircher, Irene Hardin, Maxine Kinder, all deceased from the New Franklin area.

She was a graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia.

She married Billy T. Brown on Oct. 3, 1942. They were married for 59 years until his death in June of 2001.

As a young adult, she became a member of Oakland Christian Church in Columbia.

She served many years with the Boone County Extension as Council President, Homemakers Council, Strawn-O-Lite Extension Club, State Board of Homemakers Clubs and District Director. In 1981, the name of the organization was changed to Missouri Family and Community Education Association. She was a member of this organization for over 55 years.

Mary Alice was a member and past president of Gnosis, FCE Club in Joplin. She also helped to organize this club and was named State Treasurer of the Missouri Family and Community Association of the Foundation and later became Honorary Director. She was a member of various other organizations including Rock Bridge High School PSA and Central Methodist University’s Mother’s Club. She was a 50 year member of Boone Chapter #290, Columbia Missouri Order of the Eastern Star and Past Matron in 1958. She was a lifelong football season ticket holder and fan. Mary Alice also volunteered at Freeman Hospital in Joplin and was an auxiliary member.

Mary Alice and Billy moved to Joplin in 1993 to be closer to their son, Chuck D. Brown and wife, Linda L. Brown, along with grandchildren, Reid William Brown and Becca Grace Brown.

The family wishes to thank Mary’s caregivers at Spring River Christian Village Memory Care.

Contributions may be made to The University of Missouri Columbia Tiger Scholarship Fund in care of the mortuary.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason - Woodard Mortuary and Crematory.

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Nancy Collins, 87, died peacefully on Sunday, March 25, 2018. She was a beloved mother, wife, grandmother, sister and friend.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 30, at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia.

She was born Nancy Carol Carter, Nov. 2, 1931. She was raised in Columbia and was very proud to tell stories of her growing up in her neighborhood on the edge of downtown.

Nancy graduated from Hickman High School and married Don Collins on Dec. 29, 1951. In fact, her dear sister, Shirley, married Don’s older brother Ivan - making the two both sisters and sisters-in-law!

Don and Nancy had a daughter, Glennda Sue, while Don was stationed in Oceanside, Calif. for basic training for the U.S. Marine Corps. After Don’s time with the Marines ended, the two moved back to Columbia, bringing them close to family and friends again.

Nancy worked throughout her life. She held many interesting short-term jobs while she was a young woman and mother, then settled into a long-term career at Columbia Insurance Company.

After retirement, she and Don moved to an 80-acre farm where they raised cattle and loved to sit on their back porch, looking at their cattle and lake.

In her free time, Nancy was incredibly creative and found joy in working with her hands. She loved cooking, ceramics, sewing, and gardening. Anyone who knew her also knew her enthusiasm for reading, card games, slot machines and crossword puzzles.

Nancy loved to “go out” and jumped at any opportunity for a trip-whether down the street or across the country. She loved being with her family and friends and was the host of home-cooked Sunday dinners for as long as anyone can remember.

She is survived by her three grandchildren, Merideth, Mason and Matthew Maddox (who knew her affectionately as “Mema”); and great-granddaughter, Suzanna (who called her Mema, too).

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Don Collins; daughter Sue (Collins) Maddox; sister, Shirley Collins; and brothers, James and Robert Carter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Sue Maddox Memorial Scholarship, Rock Bridge Senior High School, 4303 S Providence Road, Columbia, Mo. 65203. The scholarship aims to reward students who have overcome adversity to graduate and pursue college.

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

Published Thursday, March 29, 2018

Sanford “Sandy” Cunningham, 78, left us way too soon on Sunday, March 25, 2018 after a four month battle with cancer. The community has lost a favorite son. He was a friend to so many and we will miss him in countless ways.

The family welcomes you to visitation at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and memorial services at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2 at the Midway Locust Grove Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Midway Locust Grove Church Cemetery.

Sandy came into this world on March 7, 1940 as the treasured son of Joe Sanford and Dell Lane Cunningham. He was devoted to his parents throughout his life. Mother Dell is 102 and will keep his love around her always.

Sandy attended Grant, West Blvd., Jefferson Junior Schools and gradated from Hickman High School class of 1958. He attended the University of Missouri for two years and then began his career in homebuilding.

In 1961, he married Marjorie Lines and together they raised two fine sons, Stephen Sanford and Christopher Lee.

For the past 25 years, he shared a full life with Candy Whyte and her son, Jeremy. Candy was a loving caregiver during his illness.

Sandy worked with his dad for several years building custom homes in Columbia. He created Cunningham Construction Co. with his own sons and proudly built dream homes for families through the end of his life. Sandy made sure his sister, Jane and brother-in-law, Gale achieved their dream of an original ranch house adjacent to his own home.

Sandy always loved being in the country. As a teenager, he often rode his bike from town to spend weekends on the farm. He established Tri-C Farms, the Lane family Century Farm in Midway, owned by several generations. Stephen and Chris will continue this legacy. Sandy never met a farm animal he didn’t like. Cattle, horses, goats, sheep, donkeys and chickens have been part of his idyllic farm life. He was happiest on a tractor watching giant hay bales roll out the back.

Sandy served many years on the Boone Co. Oil Co. Board, was VP of the Fortney Family Cemetery, President of the family reunion and member of the Perche Creek Yacht Club.

He joined the Midway Locust Grove Methodist Church in 1954 and continued to be part of the church family. He had remodeled the church many times and knew every footing and beam in the structure. His church family held him in the highest esteem.

He was a remarkable storyteller - seeing the humor in everyday true tales. He was one-of-a-kind, with a byline “We can do it!” He loved car races, football, family gatherings, the county fair and fishing at the lake.

Sandy was grateful for his family, many friendships and partnerships. He was thankful for his loyal employees, contractors, suppliers and the homeowners he served over 50 years. He was appreciative of the constant friendship of the Potterfield family.

Sandy “lived his dream” and what a joyful life he had. His spirit lives on in his sons, Stephen and Chris, and Stephen’s children, Harrison and Isabelle Cunningham, Hunter Niederschulte and Chase Cunningham.

He is survived by his mother, Dell; partner, Candy Whyte and her son, Jeremy; sister, Jane and Gale Bensussen and their children, Lane and Aubrey Bensussen, Adrienne and Michael Madolora and Otis. He will be greatly missed by his cousins, Sue Hatch, Jim Lane, Ann Willard, Janet Acton, Bill Stephens, Alan Easley and their families. His oldest friend, James Earl Grant, stayed close to him always.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Cunningham; grandparents, Luther and Eve Cunningham and M.O. and Cora Lane.

Now, he has joined other friends and family in a heavenly place. Rest in peace, dear Sandy.

To celebrate his memory, consider a gift to Midway Locust Grove Methodist Church, Coyote Hill Children’s Home or a charity of your choice. In honor of his legacy please be a friend to all, always take the honest path and find the bright side of every day.

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

Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Maestro Hugo Vianello, 92, died Friday, March 30, 2018, at the VA Hospital in Columbia after dinner out with friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm on Thursday, April 5 at St. Thomas Moore Newman Center, 602 Turner Ave. in Columbia. Mass will be held Friday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Newman Center, with interment and military honors immediately following at the church. A reception will follow.

Although, due to a clerical error, his legal birthday was Jan. 23, Hugo was born Jan. 16, 1926, in New York City to Angelo and Louis Cuneo Vianello. He was an only child.

He attended Bishop Laughlin High School in Brooklyn, New York, before joining the Army Air Corps (precursor to the Air Force) on April 12, 1944. He was stationed in the Philippines; Yuma, Arizona; and the Mariana Islands. Hugo was an airplane Radio Operator/Mechanic and also qualified as a Carbine Sharpshooter on May 22, 1944. He was honorably discharged on May 14, 1946, as a Corporal.

After service, he enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music, earning his Bachelor and Master of Music.

On March 24, 1951, he married Lucy Marino. They celebrated 67 years of marriage. Hugo and Lucy had four children, Gian, Marc, Eric and Lili.

Hugo performed with the Knickerbocker Chamber Players, the Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra and the Radio City Music Hall Symphony. Before becoming a conductor, he also played viola in the Minneapolis Symphony and the New York Philharmonic, and was Principal Violist of the Oklahoma City Symphony. He toured extensively throughout the U.S., and also in Greece, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Yugoslavia and Canada.

He made his conducting debut was with the Oklahoma City Symphony. His broadcasts on the Voice of America were beamed to Europe as part of a regular weekly feature. He subsequently accepted an appointment as Assistant Conductor of the Kansas City Philharmonic. During his tenure there, he founded the Kansas City Civic Orchestra. Honored with the American Symphony League Conductor Recognition Award, he was selected to participate in conducting projects with the Baltimore and Cincinnati symphonies.

Hugo left Kansas City for an appointment as Music Director of the Lansing Symphony in Michigan. Concurrently, he accepted the prestigious position of Director of Orchestral Activities at Northwestern University. While there, he conducted National Education Television (NET) opera productions.

The family moved to Columbia in 1968, when Hugo became Director of Orchestral Activities at Stephens College. In 1970, he and Lucy, along with others, founded the Missouri Symphony Society. Hugo served as Artistic Director and Conductor for 28 years, until his retirement, when he was named Conductor Laureate. For thirteen seasons, he concurrently held the post of Associate Conductor of the Kansas City Symphony. Hugo conducted orchestras around the country and the Orquestra Sinfonica Estados Mexico in Mexico City.

He was instrumental in saving the historic Missouri Theatre from demolition when he led the Symphony Society to buy the theater for its home in1987. The auditorium of the theater is now named in honor of the Vianellos. In 2015, Hugo and Lucy were honored by Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission for preserving and restoring the Columbia treasure.

Hugo was also a composer. His Christmas Kaleidoscope was performed by numerous orchestras throughout the country. In Dec. 2017, Hugo saw the world premiere of his operetta, An Antique Carol, at Talking Horse Productions.

In 2006, the Missouri Arts Council honored Hugo with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hugo appreciated all animals and was especially fond of dogs. From his first dog, Teddy, to his last, J.J., a dog was his constant companion. When he was too old to take care of a dog himself, he enjoyed welcoming his grand dog, Louie, for daily visits. They were great buddies.

He is survived by his bride and partner Lucy; sons, Gian of St. Louis, Marc and his wife, Michele and Eric and his wife, Andrea Skowronek of Kansas City; daughter Lili and her husband, John Shrum of Columbia; grandchildren, Jennifer Vianello and her husband, Dave Showalter of Oak Park, Ill., Dan Vianello and his wife, Leslie Fogel and Matt Vianello and his wife, Alisha of St. Louis, Marina Vianello and Gabriel Vianello of Kansas City; and great-grandchildren Ben Showalter, Joey and Callie Vianello.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter-in-law, Carolyn.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial tributes to the Vianello Endowment for the Performing Arts, benefitting the Missouri Symphony Society, in care of John Baker at the Community Foundation of Central Missouri, PO Box 6015, Columbia, Mo. 65205.

Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Danny Ray Turner, 60, passed away Tuesday March 27, 2018 in his home of natural causes.

Danny was not fond of traditions funerals; therefore, a Picnic Celebration of Life will be held near his childhood home at Albert Oakland Park, Shelter 1 on Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. Friends and loved ones, please join the family for music, food, drink and Dan stories. Attire is casual. Burial will be private at Memorial Cemetery.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1958 to Charles Raymond and Illa Mae (Foster) Turner in Columbia.

He worked as a laborer and janitor in his early years. Later in life, he acted as caregiver to his mother and various relatives.

He enjoyed listening to old country / country rock music, taking dogs for a run at the Peabody coal strip pits, walking his dog in the park, spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks and boat rides on the river with his brother. He loved dogs and cats and often said he preferred animals to most people. However, he loved his family and good friends deeply; his frequent mantra, “Love you...from the heart”.

He is survived by two sisters, Sonnie Verslues (Steve) of Columbia, and Linda Eagle (David) of Columbia; brother, Randy Turner (Kathy) of Columbia; his childhood and life-long friend, John Lee Bush; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins.

He greatly missed those who preceded him in death including his mother; father; infant brother; grandparents; numerous aunts, uncles and close cousins. He need miss them no more, his soul embraced and peaceful at last.

Published Thursday, April 5, 2018 by H.T. May & Sons Funeral Home, 2207 Holly Ave, Columbia MO

Obituary for Cynthia Renee Nelson

Cynthia R. Nelson, 53, of Columbia, MO., passed into eternity on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Boone Hospital Center. Funeral services will be on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 1:00 PM at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Friday, April 6, 2018, at the H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Columbia.

Cynthia Renee Nelson was born April 23, 1964, in Columbia, MO., the daughter of Louis C. Nelson Sr., and Patsy D. Edwards Nelson.

She leaves to cherish her memory her father Louis C. Nelson Sr., her children Wesley M. Nelson, Arreal S. Nelson and Avery Y.(Mary) Nelson, her Brothers, and Sisters Louis Jr., Trinia, LaDonna, Kimberly, Marcus(Lakeya) and Jessica, her grandkids Aviyah, Arris, Aaliyah, Wesley Jr., Amir, her special friend Orlandis Jones(19), her aunts and uncles Mrs. Edith Prince(June) Mrs. Vicky Battles, Cecelia Hicks, Mrs. Ruby Davis-Scott, Mrs. Catherine Davis, Mr. James H. Edwards(Ann), Mr. Thomas L. Edwards(Mary), Mr. Johnny Nelson, Mr. Solomon Nelson, and Mrs. Deloise Gillespie, her nieces and nephews Taquaisha, Antonia Sr., Russon, KeVon, Caron, John Jr., Joniqua, TreVon, Jerrion, Jawan, Kiar, Jalaya, Jalaiza, Mikayla, and Lundein.

She was preceded in death by her mother Patsy Nelson, Her brother Wesley Edwards, her nephew Tevin K. Nelson, her maternal grandparents Luella D. and Jessie Edwards, her paternal grandparents Eulah and Solomon Nelson Sr., and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Published Sunday, April 8, 2018

Ellen Ann Prather Allton, 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 30, 2018 surrounded by her family.

There will be a private graveside ceremony.

Ellen was a graduate of Hickman High School and graduated from Journalism School at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1956. Following this she worked in Ottumwa, Iowa as a commercial artist for the local television station.

She moved back to Columbia where she met her husband and started her family. She eventually went back to school and studied Art History at UMC.

She was a wonderfully talented artist and many of her paintings, needlework, and knitting works are displayed in her children’s homes.

She loved traveling to Maine with her family and enjoyed trips to Silver Dollar City and the Lake of the Ozarks. She loved spending time with her grandchildren any time she could.

She leaves behind her son, Christopher Allton (Doris Morgan) of Richmond, Va.; daughters, Jennifer Allton (Tim Alsdurf) of New Richmond, Wis. and Catherine Stelzer (Doug) of Columbia.

She loved her six grandchildren, Anne, Bailey, and Philip Stelzer of Columbia and Parker, Truette, and Holden Allton of Richmond, Va.

She also leaves behind a brother, Philip Dollarhide Prather III, his wife, Bonnie and three nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 2017; daughter, Stephanie Allton, in 2003; and her parents, Emily Ann and Philip Dollarhide Prather.

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 Friday, April 13, 2018

Lois Lucille “Lucy” Precht, 96, of Loveland, Colo., passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at her residence.

No service will be held.

Lucy was born to Reuben Jackson Daly and Lena (Roberts) Daly on May 19, 1921 in Columbia.

She married James F. Precht on May 18, 1940 in Missouri, later moving to California and settling in Colorado.

Lucy attended Columbia High School. She worked for Mountain Bell and later the Boiler Makers office as a secretary while James in the war.

She loved horses, golfing, dancing and loved her family.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Alice Moser; foster sister, Joyce Ann Simms; grandchildren, Amy Ludwig and James Precht; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Precht; sons, Barry Eugene and Michael James Precht; sister, Maxine; and brothers; Nolan, Robert and Lloyd.

Memorial Contributions may be made to ALS or the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th Street, Greeley, Colo. 80631.

Friends may view the online obituary and send condolences at www.allnutt.com.

Published Sunday, April 8, 2018

Michael O’Don “Mickey” Malone, 79, of Columbia passed away at Boone Hospital on Monday, April 2, 2018.

At the request of the family no public service will be held.

Mickey was born on July 3, 1938 in Iowa Falls, Iowa to the late Chester and Helen Malone.

After completing high school, Mickey served his country for 8 years by joining the National Guard from which he received an honorable discharge on June 30, 1964.

Following his time in the service, he married Loucile Barnes on June 14, 1969 and together they shared 48 years of marriage.

Mickey was a Union Carpenter for his entire life and took pride in his work. He enjoyed reading, music, art, playing and watching sports, nature and the great outdoors, building fires and roasting weenies, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and his two grandsons which he was very proud of.

Mickey is survived by his wife, Loucile; son, Michael Lance Malone and wife, Cindy of Rocheport; two grandsons, Thadeus Edward and Elijah Alexander Malone of Rocheport; and brother-in-law, Jack Jensen of Canyon Lake, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his brother, Ronald Wray Malone of Canyon Lake, Texas.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Association.

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 Sunday, April 8, 2018

Javonte’ De’angelo Roy, 27, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at University of Missouri Hospital.

Friends will be received from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Parker-Millard Funeral Service located at 12 East Ash Street, where a Celebration of Life will follow at 12:00 p.m.

Javonte’ was born on Nov. 11, 1990 to Lorenzo Roy and Robbin Ricketts.

He attended Hickman High School.

He was a chef at the University of Missouri and he also detailed cars. He loved sports - especially basketball and baseball. He enjoyed fishing, and spending time with family. He loved his pitbull, Mozzy.

Javonte’ is survived by his father, Lorenzo Roy; mother, Robbin Ricketts (Ronald White); daughter, Justyce Moore; sister, Asia Ricketts; aunts, Sharon Lewis, Carmen White, Simone Ricketts, Azel Mendez, and Angie Mendez; uncles, George Roy II and Alex Mendez; nieces, G’lijahaonna Cobbins, Haunye’ Ricketts, and Aneshya Sutton; and a host of other aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Robert Ricketts and Ida May Ricketts-Redmon; paternal grandparents, Lillian Redmon and Robert Redmon; and aunts, Leiona Redmon and Brenda Boykin.

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 Sunday, April 8, 2018

Ila Fern Guthrie, 71, a life-long resident of Columbia, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Neighborhoods surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be Monday, April 9 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 10 at St. Luke UMC, 204 East Ash St., Columbia, burial will follow in Columbia Cemetery.

Ila was born Jan. 4, 1947 in Columbia to Andrew and Rosie Wilson Jackson.

She was a 1965 graduate of Hickman High School, and attended Northeast Missouri State in Kirksville.

For 35 years, she worked for the University of Missouri Campus Dining Services.

She was a religious and artistic woman who enjoyed painting, writing, and reading a good book.

She is survived by three children, Kimberly Wilson of Columbia, Laura Wilson of Sanford, Fla., and Larry Guthrie, Jr. of Columbia; siblings, Gary (Patricia) Jackson of Columbia, Andrea Jackson of Moberly, and Jennifer (Anthony) Lloyd of St. Louis; granddaughter, Olivia Wilson; and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Larry Guthrie, Sr.; and her parents preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Family for St. Luke United Methodist Church.

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

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018

Margaret Coffman Burge, 101, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018 surrounded by her family in Columbia.

No services are planned at this time.

She was born in Braymer to Besse L. McCubbin and Martin A. Coffman on Feb. 11, 1917.

Margaret graduated from Hickman High School and later graduated from Stephens College.

She married Harry Earl Burge on April 9, 1944 at the First Baptist Church in Columbia.

For her entire life, Margaret was as an avid reader and lover of books. Margaret and Harry spent their time traveling across the country and abroad, with some of their favorite destinations being Paris, Florence and London. She will be remembered for her caring, curious and independent spirit - living on her own through the age of 100.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents, Besse and Martin; husband, Harry; daughters, Susan Elaine Burge and Barbara Ellen Chancellor; and great-granddaughter, Lucy Ann Covert.

Published Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mary Sue White, 65, of Columbia, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the University Hospital.

The family will receive friends from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Monday, April 16 at Parker-Millard Funeral Service, followed by the sharing of memories at 4:30 p.m.

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 for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.

Published Thursday, April 12, 2018

Patricia Ann Jagger Kirkpatrick, 69, of Columbia, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at her home due to multiple medical complications.

Visitation with family will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13 at Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church, 2600 North Locust Grove Church Road, Columbia. Memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m.

Pat was born Sept. 5, 1948 in Munich, Germany to Major Donald Jagger, U.S. Air Force, and the former Nadine Shepherd Watson Trial of Columbia.

Pat grew up in Florida and moved to Missouri in 1961. She lived at the Watson farm, up the hill from Midway Church, until she married.

In 1966, she graduated from David H. Hickman High School. She attended Stephens College for two years, then transferred to the University of Missouri Columbia and completed her Bachelor of Science degree.

She was office manager and bookkeeper for Sapp Construction and then worked as office manager of the Boy Scouts of America, Great Rivers Council, retiring from the BSA after 24 years.

Pat was an active member and leader of the Columbia American Legion Auxiliary for decades. A big supporter of Missouri Girls State, she also organized and led the local annual Auxiliary Poppy Sale Program. Sales from poppies assist disabled and hospitalized veterans in our community.

Pat loved beach combing each summer in Hampton, Va. She enjoyed shopping at flea markets and consignment shops. An avid collector of handmade rabbits, her bunny nest collection grew and grew and grew.

Pat was involved in numerous church and school activities. She sang in the choir, poured ice tea and delivered apple pie at church dinners, and led Methodist Youth Fellowship activities. A Hickman twirler, she was a life-long Kewpie Girl, meeting often to laugh with fellow graduates.

A natural athlete, she learned to water ski as a child and continued to fly behind boats at the Lake of the Ozarks for years. A skilled bowler, she was sought after as a partner in competitive leagues. She loved golf, tether ball, badminton, archery, roller skating and softball. For the past ten years, she was a regular at Wilson Gym’s Body Pump Classes.

Pat traveled back to Germany many times to visit family and tour her homeland where both grandsons were born while her son-in-law was in the U.S. Army.

Pat married Gary Lee Kirkpatrick in 1968. Their daughter, Rebecca LeeAnn, and grandsons, Samuel Lewis (a.k.a. Trey) and William Zadock Jock, moved to Kirksville, where Pat loved attending the boys’ sports games and spent many weekends with them. Each summer, they took family vacations together.

Pat made you laugh. She saw humor everywhere and did not judge people. She took everyone as they came.

Pat is survived by husband, Gary Kirkpatrick of Columbia; daughter, Becky Jock of Kirksville; grandsons, Trey and William Jock of Kirksville; sisters, Janice Jagger Schuerman of Columbia, Sandi Jagger Gauthier and Arleen Jagger Hensley of Barhamsville, Va.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of close friends.

Condolences may be sent online to the family at kewpiekutie@gmail.com.

Passed away on Tuesday April 10, 2018.

Sara E. Brown, 84 of Rockledge, Fl. passed away on Tuesday April 10, 2018. Mrs. Brown was from Columbia, Mo. and moved to Brevard County in 1967 where she had a long career as an RN at Wuesthoff Memorial Hospital in Rockledge working from 1967-1997, Sara mostly enjoyed reading books and playing games on her iPad after retirement.
Sara was preceded in death by her husband James(Jim) H. Brown.

Sara’s memories are left with her sons Matt, Clark and daughter-in-law Debbie all of Rockledge, Fl; great grand daughters Sabrina and Sophia Haagenson (mom Susan) all of Katy, Texas; sisters Rose Corgan of Springfield Ill. and Maribeth Jackson of Columbia, Mo. along with several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special THANK YOU to long time family friend/adopted son Matt Geoghean of Palm Bay,Fl. for his support during this time.

We will miss you mom.....

Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday April 21 at Landess Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 12 noon April 22 at Rosewoood First Addition Cemetery in Malden, Mo.

The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Senior Care of Brevard 234 Willard Street # A, Cocoa, Fl. 23922

Funeral Arrangements will be handled by Wylie Bailey Funeral Home Merritt Island, Fl. and Landess Funeral Home Malden, Mo.

Published Sunday, April 22, 2018

Willis F. Cornelison, 76, died Thursday, April 12, 2018.

A memorial service will be held at Forum Christian Church on Saturday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Cornelison was raised in Howard County but also lived in Billings, Springfield, Mo. and Columbia.

His work years were spent in the insurance industry.

He is survived by two daughters, Kim Brush and Michelle Johnson; son, Stephen Cornelison; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister, Ann Hansen of Rogers, Ark.; brother, David of Grand Junction, Colo.; and his twin brother, Bill of Clovis Calif.

Published Sunday, April 22, 2018

Patricia Asanti, 61, of Columbia and Springfield, Mo., passed away peacefully on Monday, April 16, 2018 with her family by her side.

The family plans a private celebration of life at a later date in Springfield, Mo.

Patricia “Patty” (Richardson) Asanti was born Feb. 25, 1957 in Columbia to the late John and Margaret Richardson.

She was raised in Columbia along with her three siblings Debbie, Cindy and David. She was a graduate of Hickman High School.

Patty was blessed with a son, Cody Asanti, and step-daughter, Lindsey Ward. She loved baking them cakes for special occasions and enjoyed the simple but special time with family spent around the kitchen table.

Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Patty knows that she loved her family, her dog, Zoey, and the outdoors. She enjoyed walking, being in nature and exploring the outdoors with family at Pomme de Terre Lake and the Springfield Nature Center among others.

She is survived by her son, Cody (Samantha) Asanti of Springfield; step-daughter, Lindsey Ward of Centralia; six grandchildren, Phiefer, Jude and Clair Asanti of Springfield and Caitlin, Sean and Joseph Ward of Centralia; sister, Cindy (Jeff) Parshall of Columbia; brother, David Richardson of Springfield; and five nieces and nephews and their children.

Patty was preceded in death by her father and mother, John and Margaret Richardson; and sister, Deborah Humfeld.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to your local animal shelter or nature preserve.

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

Published Wednesday, April 25,2018

Frances Lee Holt (Trent), 84, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 27 from 3:00- 7:00 p.m. at GC First in Granite City, Ill. In celebration of her life, funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28 at the same venue with internment to follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, Ill.

She was born in Chicago on Nov. 10, 1933 to Frank Leonard Trent and Golda Arvilla Trent (Bertram).

On Sept. 6, 1953, she married the love of her life, Leland Hugh Holt. She supported him through the completion of his DVM and worked side by side with him in their Granite City, Ill. veterinary practice as bookkeeper, surgical assistant and receptionist. Her love of animals continued throughout her life.

Raised as a Catholic in Columbia, she converted to the Methodist faith when she married. Fran moved to the Assembly of God church when she was baptized in the Holy Spirit in the early 1980s and remained active.

Highly regarded as an artisan of all types of handwork, she took great pride in having made the wedding dresses for many of her children and loved to share her gifts with others. She was a vibrant and active community participant doing tax work and volunteering at the local hospital. Music provided great joy especially when playing the baby grand piano given to her by her dad.

Because of Fran’s gracious hospitality, she never met a stranger and all who entered her home felt welcome.

Frances is survived by her sister, Marian Marsh of Rocheport; brother, William Trent of Columbia; five children, Sherri Lee Griffin of Millersburg, Timothy Leland Holt of Foristell, Lucy Renee Click of Alton, Ill., Bruce Edward Holt of Memphis, Tenn. and Jeanie Louise Spooner of Quincy, Ill. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Cory Wooden, Bethany Chapel, Chelsey Taylor, Joshua Holt, Jonathan Holt, Zachary Spooner, Jacob Spooner, Austin Holt, Ashlyn Holt and Eleanor Spooner. She is further survived by two great-grandchildren, Lila Taylor and Bennet Taylor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Hugh Holt, who passed in 1983.

Memorial donations may be given to petpartners.org/donate directly or donations will be accepted at the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.irwinchapel.com.

Published Sunday, April 29, 2018

Scott W. Thelen, 29, was unexpectedly taken from his life and from us on Thursday, April 19, 2018, while in route to be with his family to attend his grandmother’s memorial service.

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

Scott was born on April 26, 1988 in Columbia, the son of Jeff and Marla Thelen.

He attended Columbia Public Schools and graduated from Hickman High School in 2006.

Scott attended the University of Missouri and in 2010, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

In 2012, Scott obtained a Master of Business Administration degree and received the award for top MBA Finance student of his graduating class.

Scott was the team leader for a group of graduate finance students from the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business team that won the CFA Institute Research Challenge in St. Louis. That win qualified the MU team to advance to the Americas Regional Challenge in New York to compete against other universities from the United States, Canada and South America.

Scott previously worked at Edward Jones in St. Louis and was recently working towards a PhD. in finance at the University of Iowa.

Scott loved fishing and sports, especially Missouri Tiger basketball. He also loved the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan and enjoyed salmon fishing excursions on the big lake with his family and friends.

Scott enjoyed reading and was always quick to offer investment advice. He enjoyed regular group chats with childhood friends he dearly cared about and loved.

Scott is survived by his parents, Jeff and Marla Thelen; brother, Ben (wife, Becky); grandfather, Harley Wright; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mark and Shirley Thelen; and grandmother, Clara Wright.

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

Published by Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home & Crematory, 1102 N. Lincoln Av Loveland CO 80537

David (Dave) Lee Guthrie, 79, of Johnstown, Colorado, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Seven Lakes Memory Care in Loveland, Colorado, from complications resulting from an advanced stage of Alzheimer’s. Dave was born in Nebo, Illinois, on February 15, 1939, to William (Bill) and Helen (Jane) Guthrie. His parents were missionaries who were transferred every few years to a different location.

Dave lived in Illinois, New York, Connecticut, and Missouri during his school years, graduating from a high school in Columbia, Missouri, in 1958. In Missouri, Dave helped his father farm a small acreage and raise pigs and other farm animals. However, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle and working on his 1941 Ford more. When his parents moved to Iowa City, Iowa, Dave found a job in East Moline, Illinois, with John Deere. He attended church in Rock Island, Illinois, and there met a young woman, Joan Ginger Bates, the first Sunday of February, 1959. They became engaged seven weeks later and were married on July 12, 1959. His mechanical and driving talents came in handy when he started driving a truck for Kraft Foods in 1959 for four years. As soon as he was old enough, he obtained a job driving over the road for Eastern Express. Trying to be at home more for his family, he decided to buy a hardware store in Capac, Michigan, in 1973. He owned that store for five years and then bought a Gamble Hardware Store in Loveland, Colorado, where the family moved in 1978. However, he realized that he still loved driving and sold the store, buying a dump truck. He helped haul asphalt into the Big Thompson Canyon in 1979 to raise and repair U.S. 34 after the 1976 flood.

Dave traded his dump truck for a tractor so he could pull trailers over the road and had his own truck for several years but realized he could provide for his family better by taking a job with Union Carbide in Loveland, Colorado. When Roadway Express came into Cheyenne, Wyoming, Dave applied for an over-the-road driver’s job. In 1987, he started working there, driving from Cheyenne to Salt Lake City three times a week through all kinds of weather. Sometimes he would even pull triple trailers west from Salt Lake City to Reno, Nevada. As if his driving job was not enough, he enjoyed taking camping and road trips with his family, attending church family camp almost every year. In 1995, he was transferred with Roadway to Greenville, South Carolina. It was a hard decision for the family because the older two children stayed in Loveland and the youngest went with Dave and Joan. He drove for over 30 years, retiring in 2004. After Joan retired, they moved back to Johnstown, Colorado. In Greenville, while waiting for Joan to retire, Dave enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels, becoming very attached to the people receiving the meals. He also helped at the church with maintenance and transported members to and from work. He was a faithful Christian who witnessed by his life what he believed. His family will miss his sense of humor and his love.

He is survived by his wife, Joan of Johnstown; his son, Dwight David Guthrie of Loveland; his daughter, Shari June (David) Gladis of Johnstown; his daughter, Kathleen Marie (Marcus) Rowe-Guthrie of Bellingham, Washington; two step-grandsons, David Gladis of Longmont, Colorado, and Jacob Gladis of Ft. Collins, Colorado; two sisters, Judy (Larry) Varisco of Bangor, Maine, and June Holstrum of Lexington, South Carolina; seven nieces and nephews, and eight great-nieces and nephews.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Jane Guthrie. A memorial service in Dave’s honor is planned for 2 P.M. on April 27, 2018, at the Loveland Community of Christ, 503 East 7th Street, Loveland, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the church or to Outreach International, 112 West 18th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108; outreach-international.org.

SERVICES
Memorial Service, Friday, April 27, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Community of Christ, 503 E. 7th Street, Loveland CO 80537

Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Bernice Swearingen, 94, of Columbia, passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side and was joined in heaven with her husband, Friday, April 21, 2018 at Boone Hospital.

Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with funeral services following at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Bernice was born on July 22, 1923 in Columbia, to Bingham Wood and Emma Azelle (Richardson) Cunningham.

She was a Hickman High Kewpie and can remember watching the Cancer Hospital being built from one of her classes.

She met the love of her life, RB, at a local skating rink and they were married in 1941. The proposal happened like this, which is in my Mom’s words...RB was off work with a doctor’s appointment and saw me downtown on Broadway. He came over and asked if I wanted to get married, and of course I said, “I guess.” So we found two friends to stand up with us and headed to Boonville, which was close to midnight before we got there. We didn’t know where a preacher lived, but saw a guy on Main Street and he told us where he lived. Knocked on the door, he answered in his pajamas and agreed to marry us after he changed into his robe. They were married happily ever after for 75 years. Bernice would always reminisce about this story every time she was on Broadway.

Bernice enjoyed bowling in a ladies morning league at Town & Country Lanes for over 40 years and was a pretty good bowler. She and RB enjoyed camping, antique shopping and attending auctions for many years.

After RB passed away in August 2016, she moved from their home on Parkade where they lived for 60 years, to an apartment in the country to be close to her daughter and family. She was always fascinated by all the traffic and big trucks on the highway and the beautiful sky.

She leaves her legacy to daughter, Susan (Pete) Kemper; grandchildren, Shana (Chad) Martin, Matthew McGlasson; and great-granddaughter Lauren Martin. Also missing her is Pete and Susan’s dog, Pepper, who made regular visits to keep her company.

Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; sister; and many, many friends and relatives.

The family would like to sincerely thank those who cared for her at Bluff Creek Terrace and Boone Hospital. Contributions may be made to the Central Missouri Honor Flight, 1400 Forum Blvd, Suite 1C, Columbia, Mo. 65203.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, April 29, 2018

Marjory Ellen Straughan, 81, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Hale Center, Texas.

Per her request, no services will be held and her ashes will be spread at a later date.

She was born on Feb. 24, 1937 in Boone County to Delmar and Louise (Hunt) Coleman.

Marjory was a professional business woman, a certified instructor of the Dale Carnegie Course and a homemaker. She also was a member of Huntsdale Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star.

She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and was much loved by her family and all who knew her. Marjory faced with great courage, strength, grace, wit and humor the rare diagnosis of Inclusion Body Myositis (sIBM).

Marjory is survived by her husband of 61 years, Paul Straughan of the home who was her loving caretaker always by her side; daughters, Nanci Saunders (Steve) of Canyon, Texas and Sara Pinard Brumley (Ricky) of Topeka, Kan.; sisters, Carol Pipes of Columbia and Annie Thornton of Rocheport; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Marjory is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert, Charles and Phillip Coleman; infant sister, Mary Angel Coleman; and son, Hamilton Matthew Straughan.

The family thanks all those who helped Paul care for Marjory, especially Yvonne Balderes and Eva Vara, allowing her to remain in the home.

The family suggests any memorials be made to: The Myositis Center In Memory of Marjory E. Straughan, The Myositis Center, University of Pittsburgh, BST-S705, 3500 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15261.

To send condolences online, please visit www.lemonsfunerals.com

Published by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, 5005 Frederick Blvd, Saint Joseph MO 64506

William Holdsworth Vaughn, 82, Overland Park, Kansas (formerly of Kimberling City and St. Joseph, Missouri) died April 22, 2018.

He was born May 29, 1935, to William A. “Jack” Vaughn and Mary Morgett Vaughn in Paris, Missouri.

He married Sharon Jo Roderick on June 9, 1957.

William was a proud Mizzou graduate, class of 1957. He was a retired employee of the Hillyard Chemical Company of St. Joseph, and a retired Commander of the United States Navy. He also was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and involved with the St. Joseph Swim Club. In Kimberling City, he was committed to Christian Associates and the Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed reading, fishing, going to the symphony, and being a father and a grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and daughter, Dianne Vaughn Meier.

Survivors: daughters, Melissa Anthony and Lynne Harman; grandchildren, Sarah Nixon, Brooks Anthony, Addison Anthony, Bennett Harman and Claire Harman.

Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Friday, First Presbyterian Church of St. Joseph. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial service at Kimberling City United Methodist Church 10:00 A.M. Saturday, June 9. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kimberling City United Methodist Church, 57 Kimberling City Center Lane, Kimberling City, Missouri 65686, or First Presbyterian Church, 301 N. 7th St., St. Joseph, Missouri 64501. Online guestbook and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Jeffrey Lee Herndon, 49, of Kansas City, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Friends and relatives will be received from 4:00-5:00 p.m., Saturday, May 5 at Parker-Millard Funeral Services with a Homegoing Celebration immediately following at the funeral home, with Reverend W. L. Jenkins officiating.

Jeffrey was born on Jan. 12, 1969 in Columbia, to the late Wallace Herndon Sr. and Alfreida Coates Herndon.

Jeffrey attended Grant School and Hickman High School in Columbia. He was a Boy Scout in his younger years.

He was employed by Multi Service Technology Solutions in Overland Park, Kan.

Along with his mother, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Edna Herndon of Joliet, Ill.; fiancee, Jami Dyer of California; son, Hunter Lee Herndon of Kansas; brothers, Jarvis Wesley Herndon of St. Louis, Wallace Lee Herndon Jr., of Columbia and Walter Herndon of Mississippi; aunts, Denise Herndon and Martha Williams; uncle, James Herndon; and several other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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 by Terrace Park Funeral Home, 801 NW 108th St, Kansas City MO 64155

Vicki Connelly, 72, of Platte Woods, MO died at home on May 8, 2018.

She was born in Columbia, Missouri on April 19, 1946, to the late George and Gladys (Palmer) Roth.

Vicki was a longtime Account Executive in Kanas City.

Surviving are her brother Dudley Roth, sister Carolyn Boucher, her dear friend Pam Moore, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Celebration of Life Service will be 1 PM on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Terrace Park Funeral Home, 801 NW 108th St. (169 Hwy & Shoal Creek) Kansas City, MO.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Interim Hospice. Share online condolences at TerraceParkFuneral.com.

Published Monday, May 14, 2018

Larry Leon Noel, 60, of Columbia, passed away, Wednesday May 9, 2018 at his home surrounded by family.

A celebration of his life will take place Monday, May 14 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Guests are encouraged to wear your Mizzou or Cardinals shirts.

Larry was born in Columbia on Nov. 21, 1957 the son of Francis Noel and Frances Fern (Forbis) Noel.

Larry was united in marriage to Lynne (Hopper) Noel who survives.

Larry was employed in sales for many years. He had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed traveling, attending festivals, camping, going to amusement parks and any new adventure that would come his way. He loved his children and grandchildren spending countless hours attending their events. He was an avid fan of both Mizzou and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Larry is survived by his wife, Lynne; children, Brandi (Clint) McLain of Columbia, Ryan Noel of Columbia, and Jonathan (Cortney) Noel of Branson; mother, Fern Hager and brother, Phillip Noel both of Columbia; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father: Francis; a step-father, Otto Hager; and brother, Thomas Noel.

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

Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tina Denise Hill, 55, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at University Hospital.

Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 19 with funeral services to follow at noon at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with the Reverend Carlos Taylor, officiating.

Tina was born Feb. 1, 1963 in Jefferson City the daughter of Donald Hill and Kathryn (Agee) Gross.

Tina was a 1981 graduate of Hickman High School.

In 1985 she was united in marriage to Christopher Kee.

She was employed at University Hospital for 15 years followed by five years at Ellis Fischel Hospital.

Tina was a foster parent for more than 20 years. She was a caring and loving person. She was always ready to give help to anyone in need. She loved to cook and seemed happiest when all the family was gathered in her home eating her home cooking. She held the extended family together. She enjoyed traveling and playing poker.

Tina is survived by her mother, Kathryn Gross; former husband, Christopher Kee; children, Ashley Kee, Christopher Kee, Greg (Natalie) Dixon, Jeremy Kee-Hill, Garnesh Horton-Hill, Elejah McKinney-Hill, April Wells, Jean’Ann Hill, and Donna Jones; grandchildren, Nicco White, Nia White-Johnson, Jeremian Dixon, Josiah Dixon, Myalia Flowers, D’Quajanay Mitchell, D’Nozea Spain, and Aleyna Kashama; nieces and nephews, Ronald Kee, Chad Gross, Ryan Kee, Brittany Gross, R’lonte Kee, Mi’Anyea Gross, Chad Gross, Jr., Chayden Gross, Mykynn Penny, Lewis Bynum, Rachel Bynum, Quincy Bynum, Alexis Burrell, Rosalee Gross, Nicole White, Tyler Gray, Elianna Gray, and Ma’Kyrin Penny; sisters, Tonya (Howard) Houston, Teena Marie O’Field, and Sarah Gray; step-sister, Jackie Washington; brothers, Sherman (Samara) Bynum, Donald Burrell, and Leland Ballinger; a favorite uncle, Kenneth Agee (Earlene); and two favorite cousins, Crystal Agee and Shelia LeFlora.

Tina was preceded in death by her father, Donald M. Hill; sister, Teresa Hill; step-brother, Tony Washington; step-father, Paul Gross; grandparents, Donald and Vergie Agee; and grandfather, Garling Hill.

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

Published by The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 E. Platte Ave, Colorado Springs CO 80909
Obituary for Marla Ann Riley

Marla passed on May 12, 2018, at the age of 69 due to complications from Pick’s Dementia.

Marla was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri. She studied at Christian College and later graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Education and Masters in Counseling. She then moved to Colorado to teach 4th grade and became a school counselor at Falcon Elementary and years later retired from Stetson Elementary.

Marla was greatly esteemed by her colleagues for the programs she implemented and was given the “Award of Excellence” for her accomplishments in the district. Marla had a talent for servicing students who were distressed, experiencing hardship, or dealing with difficult issues. She was calm, caring, and empathetic with everyone she encountered especially her students. She was an amazing person and truly cared about others.

Marla loved a good laugh, people, animals, and music. She played piano daily and dabbled for several years with the accordion. She was a member of a ladies tennis league and played matches several times a week. Her other passions included gardening, hiking, biking, and road trips with her mother and friends. She was a firm believer in God and wrote many poems on her reflections of life. Marla’s close friends appreciated her loyal friendship and easy manner.

Marla was devoted to her mother, Maxine Riley who recently passed away at the age of 99 in December, 2017.

Prior to her death Marla was lovingly cared for by her brother, Michael and his and wife, Deborah Riley.

Marla is survived by her sister, Sandra (Michael) DeGarie, her brother, Michael (Deborah) Riley, five nieces, two grand-nieces and two grand-nephews.

The entire family was devoted to her to the end.

A Memorial Service in her honor will be held 11:00AM, Saturday, May 26, 2018 at First Evangelical Free Church, 820 30th Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904.

Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wallace H. Drane, 90, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

He was born May 17, 1927 to Glen and Anna Drane.

Wallace married Shirley Mason on May 15, 1954 and two children were born of this union.

He is survived by his wife; children, Edward J. Drane (Stacy) and Barbara J. Harville (Gilbert); four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gene Drane; and sister, Dorthea Dowler.

Memorial donations may be made to Coyote Hills Children’s Home in Harrisburg.

Published Sunday, June 10, 2018

Douglas Scott Olinger 75, died Monday, May 14, 2018 at Northcare Hospice in Kansas City.

Cremation has taken place. Interment later at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.

Doug’s childhood was spent in Iola, Kan. moving to Columbia in 1956.

He graduated from Hickman High in 1960 and joined the U.S. Navy serving aboard the USS Hanson during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged.

In 1963, he entered the insurance business in Kansas City.

Survived by daughter, Kimberly Fitch; son, Gregory Olinger; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; brother, Dan; and sister, “Deanie” Olinger.

Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Imogene (Saar) Olinger.

Memorial contributions in Doug’s memory designated to a musical garden at Bowlus Fine Arts Center, 205 E. Madison, Iola, Kan. 66749

Online condolences www.kccremation.com.


Published Saturday, May 19, 2018

Kenneth Michael “Mike” Krause, 75, of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, surrounded by his family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 2:00-2:30 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mike was born on Feb. 22, 1943 in Richmond Heights, the son of Kenneth and Ada Manes Krause who preceded him in death.

He was married on June 8, 1975 in Columbia, to Carol Wright Krause.

He owned and operated Krause Plumbing.

Known for his rich voice and sense of humor, Mike performed voice work for local advertising and entertainment projects.

He especially enjoyed any time spent with his band of brothers from Hickman’s Class of ’61.

A cowboy at heart, Mike loved any adventure involving horses. He especially enjoyed the 1989 Montana Centennial Cattle Drive, from which he returned sunburned, sore and profoundly happy.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Krause of the home; brother-in-law, Joe Wright (Dianna) of Olathe, Kan.; uncle Jack Krause (Marian) of St. Louis; and many cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Donor’s Choice, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Mo. 65202.

As an alternative or additional memorial to Mike, he and Carol suggest having a riotous good time with someone you love.

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

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hazel Delores Cook, 93, longtime Columbia resident, beloved mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother and the kindest soul to walk the Earth, died peacefully Sunday, May 20, 2018 of natural causes.

Visitation will be held 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 26 at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 26 at Memorial Funeral Home, and burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

A self-described country girl, Hazel was born Aug. 23, 1924, in St. Louis, to John D. and Clarice J. Breckenridge Burdick. The oldest of four children and the only daughter, young Hazel adored and mothered all her brothers, especially Larry, who was born when she was 16.

Hazel, a 1942 graduate of Columbia’s Hickman High School, started working at an early age in the dairy department of Kroger Grocery. It was there that she met the love of her life, Paul Cook. The two married on Feb. 11, 1950.

They raised four children together and Hazel balanced motherhood with a career at Kroger, working for 40 years at stores in Columbia, Wentzville and St. Louis. She rose to the ranks of dairy department manager and senior cashier before retiring in 1986. But it was Hazel’s second job, farming, that held her heart.

In 1970, she and Paul bought a humble farmhouse off a gravel road in Jonesburg that didn’t even have indoor plumbing. They fixed it up (adding a bathroom, much to the relief of their family) and cared for a menagerie of animals: pheasants, chickens, sheep, rabbits, cows, goats and the infamous George the Goose.

The small, yellow home surrounded by fields of corn and soybeans ended up becoming the favorite gathering place for a generation of nieces and nephews and grandkids who loved finding farm kittens tucked between bales of hay and chowing down on Hazel’s home cooking. Her fried chicken and fried pies were beyond compare.

As they got older and the farm became too much to maintain, Hazel and Paul returned to Columbia to retire in 1986. Though they no longer had a farm, Hazel continued to take in stray cats and feed the birds that would visit their yard.

The Cooks promptly joined Missouri United Methodist Church and reacquainted themselves with their old home town, except in the winter when they escaped to Arizona to enjoy warm weather and family.

For years they divided their time between Columbia and Tucson until Paul died in 2006, just two days shy of their 56th wedding anniversary.

In her last few years, as she dealt with declining health and a move into a nursing home, Hazel could always count on regular visits from her devoted nephew, Edward Cook, and his wife, Martha, as well as her dear friend, Beth Young, and, of course, her brother, Larry, and his daughters, Toni Knoten and Cindy Forsythe. While we’ll miss her giving, sweet spirit, it was a blessing to have had Hazel for 93 years.

She is survived by two children, Jim (Tia) Cook of Tucson, Ariz., and Judy (Denny) Sanders of Jonesburg; brother, Larry (Pam) Burdick of St. Louis; grandchildren, Kristen (Joe) Salkowski and Alan Cook, both of Tucson, Ariz., Robert (Amy) Sanders of Columbia and Richard (Robin) Sanders of Columbia, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Burdick; and daughter-in-law, Annie Cook.

She was preceded in death by sons, Steve and Gary Cook; and brothers, John Jr. and Robert Burdick.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Columbia Second Chance, PO Box 10186, Columbia, Mo. 65205.

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

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Raymond Edwin Schnell, 85, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Lenoir Woods.

Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 24 at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Raymond was born on June 13, 1932, in Columbia, the son of Roy Raymond and Lela Mae (Burkhart) Schnell, both of whom preceded him in death.

He attended David H. Hickman High School and served in the United States Army in San Francisco from 1951-1953.

He was a self-employed brick mason. Starting at age 14, he began bricking and building homes alongside his father.

He eventually retired from brick laying in 1985 and began working at the University of Missouri in the maintenance department as a tuck pointer. He retired from there after working for 13 years.

He loved to build and flip houses, dancing, playing cards, playing guitar and always enjoyed having company.

Raymond is survived by his children, Randall Schnell (Kelli) of Columbia, Larry Helwig of Columbia, Randy Helwig (Amanda) of Mountain Home, Ark., and Tammy Webb (Brian) of Fulton; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, Connie Stanley of Columbia and Janice Whitaker of Madison, Mo.; and two great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Anna Mae Strawn.

Memorials are suggested to Lenoir Woods.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sidney Bradley Powell Jr, 87, passed away of cancer on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Boone Hospital Center surrounded by family.

Celebration of Life services will be delayed until Saturday, June 23 to gather his family from around the globe. The service will be held at Memorial Funeral Home with a visitation at 10:00 a.m. and a service following at 11:00 a.m.

Sid was kind, loving and generous to all he met.

He was born in Boone County on May 15, 1931 to Sidney Bradley Powell, Sr and Forestelle Riley Powell.

He married June Henderson in 1953.

Sid graduated in 1949 from Hickman High School, received his Masters in Soils from University of Missouri, Columbia in 1954, and was a member of ROTC and Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

He served in the Army at Fort Sill, Okla. and Fort Lewis, Wash.

He started his career as manager of Henderson Implement Company and then was employed by Allis-Chalmers Farm Equipment, working in: St. Louis, Milwaukee, Ankeny, Atlanta, Arlington, Franklin, and Blue Springs. He took an early retirement to manage the family farms in Boone County where he worked alongside the County Agriculture Organizations.

Throughout his life, Sid supported Woodlandville United Methodist Church, faithfully serving His Lord.

Sidney’s philanthropic interests centered around the PET project (recently renamed Mobility Worldwide). He sent thousands of homemade wooden toys to third-world countries around the world. He often said that his goal was not to give children their best toy but their only toy.

Sidney is survived by his wife, June, of The Terrace Retirement Center in Columbia; sister, Dr. Dorothy Powell Smith of New Orleans; daughters, Janis (Tim) Ryder, Kathy Bradley, Phyllis (Russ) Gregg; grandchildren, Katie Ryder, Kyle (Jorge) Bradley, Keith (Kate) Bradley, Kurtis Bradley, Jonathan (Casey) Gregg, Hannah Gregg, and Aaron (Elaine) Gregg; and five great-grandchildren Ben, Calvin Sidney, Eloise, Eliana, and Maxine June; two nephews; and a niece.

In lieu of flowers, consider donations to Woodlandville United Methodist Church or Mobility Worldwide (PET).

Published Sunday, May 27, 2018

Roy Ferguson, 70, of Raymore, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

A Celebration of Roy’s life will be at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Faith Baptist Church, 414 S. Franklin St., Raymore, with Pastor Michael Wessberg officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time for the service. In Columbia, on Wednesday, May 30, there will be a visitation from 1:00-1:45 p.m. at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel prior to the graveside service at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Roy was born July 14, 1947, in Columbia, to Darrell and Lucille Long Ferguson and they preceded him in death.

On December 21, 1968, he married Vicki Withrow in Hammond, Ind., and she survives.

For over 46 years he served full time as a pastor in a number of churches, some of which include First Baptist Church of Pittsfield, Ill., Fellowship Baptist Church of Mt. Zion, Ill., Faith Baptist Church of Camp Point, Ill., Berean Baptist Church of Bunker Hill, Ill. and most recently at Lighthouse Baptist Church of Emporia, Kan., where he retired from the ministry. He was honored as Pastor Emeritus of Lighthouse Baptist Church upon retirement. Roy was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Raymore.

He is also survived by his sons, Mike Ferguson (Rachel) of Richmond Heights, Chris Ferguson of Lee’s Summit; two brothers, Ron Ferguson of Rossville, Ga., Rick (Megan) Ferguson of Boise, Idaho; and two grandchildren, Austin and Amber.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Faith Baptist Church - Auditorium Remolding Project, c/o Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 313, Raymore, Mo. 64083.

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

Leta Renee (Jett) Ghazaeri Morgan
October 11, 1957 - May 25, 2018
'Obituary provided by family'

Leta passed away May 25, 2018 in her Oakdale home. She was a beloved partner to her husband Ernie Morgan, a loving and caring mother to her two sons, Ryan and Riley Ghazaeri, a supportive big sister to Marla (Jett) Hansen Martin, a devoted grandma to her grandson Mason Ghazaeri, and a trusted friend to so many.

She was born October 11, 1957 in Columbia, MO where she graduated from Hickman High School Class of 1976. She resided in Modesto, CA for 30 years before moving to Oakdale, CA five years ago where she began raising goats with Ernie. Leta graduated from CSU-Stanislaus in 1994 before working for E. & J. Gallo Winery and most recently Wells Fargo as a Business Systems Consultant.

Leta is also survived by her father Clarence Jett (Marilynn), two nephews Dustin and Houston Hansen, a niece Lexi Martin, and a step-daughter Tish Villamor.

Leta is preceded in death by her mother Reba (Blackwell) Jett.

A celebration of life will be conducted at Ernie and Leta’s home. Please contact family members for details.

Memorial contributions may be made for her grandson Mason’s college savings fund at https://scholarshare.ebilling.com using eGift code: CAxHDzW or via check to Riley Ghazaeri at 1813 St. Mayeul Dr., Modesto, CA 95356.

Published Sunday, July 1, 2018

Elizabeth Carolyn Roth Boucher, 80, passed from this life on Sunday, May 27, 2018 in St. Louis.

A funeral was held May 31 at Bellereive Mausoleum Chapel.

Born in Columbia on July 10, 1937 to George and Gladys Roth.

Carolyn was a product of Columbia Public School system, attending Grant School, Jefferson Jr. High and graduating from Hickman High School in 1955. She attended Stephens College and the University of Missouri.

In 1953, Carolyn was crowned Queen of the Kemper Military School Ball. In 1957, she was a finalist for the University of Missouri Homecoming Queen and she was a finalist for the Miss Missouri title in 1958. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority and served as the social chair. One of her former high school classmates commented that Carolyn was “the most beautiful girl in the Class of ’55.”

After college, she became a flight attendant for United Airlines.

On Dec. 11, 1960, she married George Boucher and they had two children, Lisa and Leslie. They lived in Hartford, Conn, Detroit, Milwaukee and finally in St. Louis. They stayed involved with the University of Missouri by attending football games and serving on alumni committees.

She is survived by daughters, Lisa (Jay) Follmer and Leslie (Scott) Guyor; four grandchildren, George and Stephen Follmer, Stephanie and Sarah Guyor; and brother, Dudley Roth.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, George and Gladys Roth; husband, George Boucher; brother, Ronnie; and sister, Vicki.

Published Sunday, June 10, 2018

Marcus W. Smith, 65, passed away at his home on Friday, June 1, 2018.

A private memorial service for the family will be held.

The son of Willis W. and Marilyn Walden Smith, he was born May 19, 1953.

He was a graduate of Hickman High School and served his country with the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Smith retired as a master carpenter who installed high-end customer wood workings.

He is survived by daughter, Desirae Smith; brother, Michael (Phyllis); his mother; three grandchildren, Nikki Mansel (David), Nathan Kelley, and Morgan Smith; two great-grandsons, Jonah Mansel and Brentley Kelley; two nephews, Zebidiah and Abraham Smith (Stephanie).

He was preceded in death by his father; and brother, Matthew.

Published Thursday, June 7, 2018

Nettie “Maye” Frazier, 85, of Columbia passed away Monday, June 4, 2018.

Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will take place at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 8 at Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Curry, officiating. Burial will follow in Dripping Springs Christian Church Cemetery. The family would like to encourage friends to dress casually in your Cardinal’s or your favorite team’s clothing.

She was born July 20, 1932 in Columbia, the daughter of Slater Valentine and Mabel (Semon) Valentine.

Maye was a graduate of Hickman High School where she will be remembered serving with her twin sister as the baton twirlers who would lead off every parade.

In her early working career she was employed at a local bank. Later she had a career in clerical support in the construction business.

On April 16, 1951, she was united in marriage to Ray Frazier who preceded her in death in 1979.

Maye was devoted to her girls, raising three of the five girls as a single parent. This devotion was shared with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild.

She enjoyed tennis, bowling and playing the piano. She liked to travel and could always be counted upon to serve as a trusty co-pilot. She was proud to say she had traveled to Florida three times after she had turned 80 years old.

She will also be remembered for her love of the St. Louis Cardinals. She loved going to the games with her family.

Maye is survived by her five daughters, Teri (Raymond) Roberts, Sandy (Tom) Smith, Carolyn (Billy) Hendren, Pat Garmon, and Jackie (Rob) Garmon; her twin sister, Faye Richardson; sister, Jean Sutton; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Maye was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sister, Dorothy Garner; brother, Bob Valentine; son-in-law, Roger Garmon; and grandson, Tommy Smith, Jr.

The family would like to thank the ones at South Hampton Place that took gentle care of Mom and showed her kindness.

Memorials may be made to the Dripping Springs Christian Church Cemetery.

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

Published Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Edward Vern Krehbiel, 88, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

A small graveside service will be given on Friday, June 29 at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Cemetery.

Ed was born in Wichita, Kan., the only child of Edward and Lila Krehbiel.

He spent his early years growing up in small towns and at least one major city in Missouri. This gave him a very singular outlook on life and a very independent character.

Later as a young man out of high school, he and two other friends left home in his model A and traveled west to California. It was a long but enjoyable trip that brought them adventure and a few hardships along the way.

Ed was a diverse and complicated man, both a world traveler and a manager of two mobile home parks in Columbia. He could be found reading Samuel Pepys at one point and then be dealing with a court appearance for a delinquent tenant.

He was also a voracious reader of books and writer of short stories. His interests were many, but he loved a good mystery and he loved cars.

He also loved to travel and went with his wife, Reba, to Russia, China, India, France, Britain, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and several other European countries over the course of their 65 year marriage.

Running his business was his main occupation and passion. He ran a bridge construction company with his father in the later 1950s and most of the 1960s. They built bridges throughout the state including a few in Columbia. This was a strenuous job requiring him to travel a lot which he later regretted as he missed a lot of his sons growing up.

Later, as highway funds disappeared, he turned to the mobile home rental business. He expanded one trailer park he owned and constructed another. The rental business became his focus during the rest of his life and he earned a comfortable living from that enterprise.

He is survived by his sons, Curt and wife, Larkellen, Bruce and wife, Sylvia, and Les and wife, Pam. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Joanna, Kelsey, Katherine, Cecily, Paxton and Sebastian.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Reba.

Published Sunday, June 17, 2018.

Dean Millard Christy, 64, of Columbia, passed away Friday June 8, 2018.

A visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 20 at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West, with Masonic service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Dean was born Sept. 25, 1953 in Salem, the only child of Charles M. and Bernice Wood Christy who preceded him in death.

He served in the US Navy for four years on the USS Halsey before he made his home in Columbia.

Dean was self-employed and worked several different jobs throughout his life.

His interest in social organizations began as a young man when he joined the Boy Scouts Troop 5 with MUMC. He earned several awards and was the youngest Eagle Scout from his troop.

He served as a Mason for many years, holding offices in many lodges, Acacia Lodge #602, Twilight Lodge #114, Vienna Lodge #150 being the sitting Worshipful Master there, and others. He was also Grand Tyler for the Grand Lodge of Missouri. He was very active in each of the Lodges. He was 32-degree KCCH Scottish Rite mason, a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Columbia, Aleppo Grotto, Shriners and Tall Cedars of Lebanon and also a member of IOOF Independent Order of Odd Fellows Past Chief Patriarch, Past Noble Grand of Lodge #207.

He met many people as he traveled, worked and gained many friends.

He is survived by cousins, many friends and acquaintances.

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

Published by Parker-Millard Funeral Services & Crematory, Columbia, Missouri.

Betty June Gladney was born December 4, 1932, daughter of Margaret (Larrick) and Walter Graves. She grew up in rural north Missouri; attended schools in Macon and Columbia; and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri. She married Wayne Gladney in 1948, and they remained best friends and companions until his death in 2011. After Wayne returned from the Navy, they settled in Columbia. While Betty was working with Wayne and her parents at their first restaurant, the “G&G”, Suzanne was born; Rebecca followed the next year. Several more restaurants, a rooming house, donut shop, motel, laundry and delivery business kept Betty and Wayne busy. She began her teaching career for one year in St. Clair, Missouri, and then many years in the first grade classroom at Russell Boulevard in the Columbia Public Schools. In her retirement, Betty led bus tours to many states and foreign countries.

Betty loved her family. She and Wayne were lifelong partners. Betty took active interest in Suzanne and Rebecca’s education, music lessons, band and orchestra. While teaching, Betty held things together at home, worked in the restaurants, coordinated the design and building of the house on Country Lane, made endless batches of fudge and banana nut bread, maintained flower gardens and “the circle” in front of the house, planned international trips for Wayne and herself, and helped both her parents and in-laws as they aged. Betty was always busy.

Grandchildren arrived with Charlene, Elizabeth and Sarah. Betty and Wayne’s lives were happily changed to provide care for the girls, and friendship and hospitality to the girls’ friends and foreign exchange students who lived with the girls and Rebecca over the years.

Betty was dedicated to her classroom students and their parents; the many students and staff who worked in the restaurants over the decades; and to community service through the Columbia Garden Club and ABWA.

Betty is survived by her children, their spouses and grandchildren, whose stories she shared with everyone: Suzanne Gladney and Alan Lubert, Rebecca and Eddie Fahrendorf; grandchildren: Charlene Graznak and Bobbi Gourley, Elizabeth and Katie Graznak, Sarah and Pat Schloss; and great grandchildren: Sylvia Graznak, and Mary, Patrick, Joseph, John, Ruth, Jacob, Peter, Martha June and Simon Schloss.

Many thanks to the incredible caregivers, Katie and Sylvia; the loving and capable team from Home Instead Senior Care; Zach, RN and the team from Hospice Compassus; and for the decades of care and friendship from Dr. Jerry Kennett, MD.

Betty died peacefully at home in Columbia, on Sunday, June 17, 2018. She loved to recount stories from her life and travels and now her family and friends hold those memories in their hearts. We will be forever grateful for the loving and accepting family our mother and father created.

In Betty’s memory, and to maintain beautiful garden spots around Columbia, donations will be graciously accepted by the Columbia Garden Club, c/o Evette Nissen, 10721 S. LaVista, Columbia, Mo. 65202. Mom would ask that we laugh often, hug a lot, know you can never be too kind, too gentle or thank your friends and family enough.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at 12:00pm, noon, Sunday, July 15, followed by a service at 1:00 pm; both at Parker-Millard Funeral Service.

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, June 12, 2018

Yvonne Bryant, 87, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Candlelight Lodge after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

A visitation will be held Friday, June 15, at 2:00 p.m. at the Millersburg Christian Church, 4527 State Road J. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the church. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Yvonne was born Jan. 25, 1931 to Shady and Elsie Charlton Harmon in Boone County.

Yvonne graduated from David H. Hickman High School in 1950. She enjoyed roller-skating at Empire Roller Rink as a young woman. When a young Marvin Bryant met Yvonne, he learned to roller-skate so he could take her out on their first date. That first date turned into 66 wonderful years of marriage.

She and Marvin were married in Columbia in 1952. They resided in Fulton, where their son and daughter were born. In 1961, they moved to Columbia and made their life with family and friends.

Yvonne was a stay-at-home mom and also babysat other children in her home for several years. Yvonne entered back into the workforce after her children began school. She started working for the University of Missouri as a secretary. After that, she worked as a floral designer at Lari’s Florist, then moved on to MSHSAA where she retired in 1995.

After Yvonne’s retirement, she and Marvin were able to spend time traveling in their motor home. They loved attending antique steam and gas engine shows through the Old Threshers and Engines Club, in which they belonged, making many good friends with this common bond. They were also fortunate to take their three grandchildren on several memorable trips in the motor home.

Yvonne re-entered the workforce part-time, working at K-Mart in Columbia until it closed. Her last job was with Rock Bridge High School, where she made lots of new young friends.

Her life-long passion of roller-skating made for some wonderful memories for the rest of her family, who all joined in on the fun. Yvonne was a gifted artist, cook, gardener, floral designer, and a great listener. She enjoyed sewing and embroidery, and collecting antiques. She taught herself to do woodcarving as a hobby.

Yvonne was diagnosed in 2011 with Alzheimer’s disease. Marvin was able to be her primary caregiver at their home up until his death last November.

She is survived by her children, Ken (Barbara) Bryant and Diane Begemann of Columbia; grandchildren, Eric Begemann and Kate (Austin) Buse-Oberto of Columbia and Nicole (Tony) Richerson of Boonville; great-grandchildren, Rhiannon Taylor Buse-Oberto and Roland Anthony Richerson.

She is also survived by her siblings, Jay (Anna Sue) Harmon, Dorothy McBride, Shirley (Billy) Smith, Larry (Judy) Harmon; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; parents; and siblings, Bonnie Poe, Alma Holton and Leonard Harmon.

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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 for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.

Published Thursday, June 14, 2018

Ellen Marie Forward, 66, a long-time resident of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at her home after a long battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 15 at Sacred Heart Church, 105 Waugh St, with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Friday at the church.

Ellen was born June 8, 1952, the eldest of eight children to James and Natalee Thurmond Forward.

In 1970, she graduated from Hickman High School, and then began her college education at UMC. She completed her BA in 1973 and Masters in 1977.

She was a devoted teacher to Public and Catholic Schools for nearly 40 years. She was active in the local 4-H for many years, and dedicated her life to education and service. She loved her family, friends, and her church.

She is survived by seven siblings, Alicia (Douglas) Walker of Caldwell, Texas, Carol (Bob) Gladden of Lebannon, James William Forward, David (Pat) Forward, Daniel (Ann) Forward each of Columbia, Linda Forward of Jefferson City and Laura (Charles) Long of Caldwell, Texas; 13 nieces and nephews, Jeremiah, Adelia, and Ben Gladden, Amanda, Dave, Bryan, and Blake Forward, Sara, Samantha, and Kate Forward, Sierra, Brianna, and Bailey Long; and a loving extended family.

Contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church or to The American Cancer Society.

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

Published Sunday, June 24, 2018

Gail P. Toedebusch, 72, of Richmond, Ind., died peacefully at home Tuesday, June 12, 2018, following a courageous battle with Glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor.

Memorial visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 4 at First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond, Ind.. A memorial service and Celebration of Life will follow at 12:00 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church with Pastor John R. Walker and Pastor Chip Belanga officiating. A luncheon will be held at the church after the service.

Born Jan. 29, 1946, in Chicago to Albert and Hilda Petri, Gail’s early childhood was spent briefly in Pasadena, Calif., and later in Columbia where she attended elementary and high school.

Gail graduated from Christian College (two year) on a full academic scholarship and later completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri.

Following college, she married William Toedebusch on August 2, 1969.

Gail moved to Richmond in 1982 and was supportive of her husband’s medical career and the arts. She was a board member of the former Whitewater Opera Company and a charter member and founder of Civic Hall Associates.

Gail was proud of her family heritage. Her grandfather, John G. Neihardt, was a writer and Poet Laureate of Nebraska. She was an avid reader and book collector and also enjoyed bowling. Gail was known for her devotion and unconditional love for her family. The entire family has been long term members of First English Lutheran Church. She will be deeply missed by all of her family.

Survivors include her husband of almost 49 years, Bill; daughter, Allison (Matt) Tierney of Baton Rouge, La.; son, John Toedebusch of Denver; granddaughters, Lillian and Sophia Tierney; sister, Coralie (Robert) Hughes; brother, Robin (Joy) Neihardt; nieces, Alexis Petri, Kristel Hughes, and Ariel Stanley; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Petri; and mother, Hilda Neihardt.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Reid Foundation for the Hospice Program, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374 or First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond, Ind. 47374.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Gayle Ann Potter, 71, of Columbia, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018, at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 22, at 11:00 a.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Peachtree on Nifong Blvd.

“We are born, we procreate, and the next generation is born to us and to our children and our children’s children, and we finally fade from existence having fulfilled our role. Some people will be remembered for many generations for what they gave to the world, for their goodness, or their gifts of intelligence that improved our world or helped us to understand it. Most of us will be just a footnote in the passing of time.

I refuse to be a footnote. I gave the world two daughters who have given me and the world three beautiful children. If God is good, they will pass on to the next generation what I have to mine. Beauty, intelligence, music, creativity, and most of all love and goodness. They all have kind and loving hearts and generous spirits. A gift from their grandmother and grandfather to their mothers who have passed it to them. How lucky my life has been. How lucky your lives have been. How spectacular your children’s lives will be because of you and me.

I refuse to be a footnote. I gave you life and love and tools to become who you are today. Thank you for making me proud to be your mother” - from Gayle Potter’s journal. She will not be a footnote.

A chef, seamstress, singer, florist, gardener, writer, fisherman, Gram, mother, sister, Christmas decorating queen (she made Martha Stewart look like an amateur), and philosopher, Gayle’s passion for life, family, friends, and laughter was infectious. She was a force of nature that fought to the very end with an unparalleled level of strength that was awe-inspiring, miraculous, and made her family proud.

Gayle was born on Jan. 26, 1947, in Columbia, the daughter of Raymond and Juanita (Kaump) Coats who preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Hickman High School and attended the University of Missouri. She was married on Oct. 16, 1970, in Columbia, to Cordes L. Potter who preceded her in death on March 25, 2016. Her daughters and Cord were the center of her world until her three grandchildren came along. She loved them fiercely, and we know that she will protect them just as fiercely from above.

Survivors include two daughters, Robyn Goodman (Brett) of Gainesville, Fla. and Samantha Potter of Columbia; three grandchildren, Avery and Reese Goodman and Braden Grathwohl; two sisters, Caryn Fenton (David) of Columbia, and Christie Peyton of Cherry Hill, N.J.; and brother, David Coats (Teina) of O’Fallon.

She was also preceded in death by sister, Dana Coats.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gayle A Potter Scholarship Fund, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Mo. 65202.

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

Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Dennis E. Nowlin, 65, of Columbia, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Services celebrating his life will be held at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 1 with military honors.

Dennis was born March 11, 1953, in Boone County to Owen A. and Ina M. Nichols Nowlin.

He served in the U.S. Army as a Medic during the Vietnam War.

Dennis was a member of Discovery Church.

He is survived by his daughters, April Yoder (Solomon) of Harrisburg and Stacey Nowlin-Hersey (Rick) of Columbia; brother, Ronnie Nowlin (Mary) of Columbia; sister, Karen Herigon (Denny) of Boonville; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Published Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Darrin Alan Cramer, 46, of Holts Summit, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018, at his home.

A Private Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Darrin was born March 18, 1972, in Jefferson City. He was the oldest child of Dennis Cramer and Joyce (Arnsmeyer) Gillespie.

Darrin graduated from David H. Hickman High School in Columbia, in 1991. He worked with his father at Central Missouri Asphalt Company during his life. Darrin enjoyed baseball, listening to old gospel music and taking walks.

Darrin is survived by his parents, Dennis Alan Cramer (wife Barbara) of Hallsville, and Joyce Donna Gillespie (husband Victor) of Fulton; his two children, Douglas Alan Cramer of Jefferson City, and Casey Lynn Cramer of Fulton; and his sister, Kelly Michele Cramer of Fulton.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to an Education Fund for Darrin’s Children in care of Kelly Cramer.

Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street; Jefferson City, Mo. 65109. (573) 636-3838.

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

Published Sunday, July 8, 2018

Marilyn Baker, 79, of Ashland, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at home surrounded by family.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.

Marilyn was born on Nov. 6, 1938, in Boone County to Henry and Ella Watson Carlos and they preceded her in death.

Marilyn retired from Custom Printing in Owensville after having worked in the printing industry for 50 years.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, A.D. Baker; daughters, Cheryl Hardin and Mechelle Hewitt; siblings, Delores Brunstrom, Jackie Coleman, Gary Carlos and Glenda Martin; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Published Sunday, July 22, 2018

Denny Allen Griggs, 60, of Hallsville, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at University Hospital in Columbia.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 28 at Columbia Elks Lodge, 4747 E Elk Park Dr from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Denny was born on May 25, 1958 in Columbia, the son of Alva Denny and Betty Louise (Tomlin) Griggs who preceded him in death.

He graduated from Rock Bridge High School in Columbia in 1976 and attended Columbia College.

He was employed for Pepsi-Cola in Columbia for 20 years and then moved to St. Louis where he worked for ATK Safety Supply Inc.

Denny was an avid fisherman and sports enthusiast. He enjoyed the outdoors and looked forward to his fishing trips to Bennett Springs and Dallas to visit his two grandkids.

Denny had a contagious laugh and his outgoing personality left a mark on everyone who met him. Denny had never met a stranger and his inspiring presence will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to know him.

Denny is survived by his only daughter, Melissa Horne (Cory) of Dallas; two sisters, Carol Hefley (Darrell) of Dallas and Laura Reddick (Jim) of Hallsville; grandchildren, Cooper and Dylan Horne of Dallas; longtime companion, Becky Riggs Page; and a loving extended family.

Denny was preceded in death by his brother, Terry Griggs.

The Family has designated PhysZOU in the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri-Columbia for memorial contributions. Donations can be made directly to PhysZOU at 701 S. 5th Street, Columbia, Mo. 65211 or by visiting their website at: https://mizzougivedirect.missouri.edu/Item.aspx?item_id=240

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

Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Travis Anthony Carthron, 44, of Columbia, entered into his heavenly home on Saturday, July 7, 2018.

Visitation will be on Saturday, July 14 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Memorial service will follow. The repass will immediately follow the services. There will be no burial.

Travis spent his free time fishing, the sport that gave him so much joy, followed by his love for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Submitted by Markland-Yager Funeral Home - July 9, 2018

Marjorie Fern Beaman, 84, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away July 7, 2018, at her home.

Marjorie was born in Boone County on March 18, 1934, a daughter of Ezra Price Nichols Sr. and Katy Alice Caruthers Nichols. She married Sam Beaman on May 19, 1954. He preceded her in death Aug. 9, 1997.

Marjorie was a graduate of Hickman High School and was a homemaker most of her married life. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and knitting.

Survivors include a son, James Edward Beaman of Columbia; a daughter, Donna Washington, and husband, Henry Sr. of Centralia; three grandchildren, Hamilton Washington, Harrison Washington and Henry Washington, Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Caydence Washington, Jensen Washington and Brighton Gatts, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Beaman, and four brothers, Ezra Nichols Jr., Kenneth Nichols, Jefferson Nichols and Eugene Nichols.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, at Markland-Yager Funeral Home in New Franklin. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Sulphur Springs Cemetery in rural Howard County.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) or the Wounded Warriors Project.

Condolences may be shared at www.marklandyager.com

Published by Warren-McElwain Mortuary & Cremation Services
1003 John L Williams Dr, Eudora KS 66025

William Robert Ballew, born February 13, 1945, went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2018. Bill loved Jesus, his family, music and dogs. For thirty year’s he was a loving and devoted husband to his wife, Sherry (Pearl), who preceded him in death, June 13, 2014. In June of 2016 Bill moved to Eudora to be closer to his grandsons. For two year’s he worked as their chauffeur, confidant, music and car consultant, and dear friend. Bill was a member of the Family of Faith church, where his servant’s heart and willingness to serve were continuously observed. He loved dogs and leaves behind his companion, Quincy. Bill, a veteran of the U.S. Army, was a pioneer in the computer industry, most recently working for KCPL until his retirement in 2016.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Sherry (Pearl) Ballew; brother, Jim Ballew; father, William Leonard Ballew; and mother Alice (Rouse) Ballew. Survivors include his daughter, Heather Ballew Sampson (Kevin Sampson), Overland Park, KS; two sons, Daniel Ballew (Eric Drabiuk), Washington, DC, and Robert Miraglia (Kevin Miraglia), Atlanta, Georgia; his brother, Tom Ballew, Winter Spring, FL; and two grandsons, Caleb and Blake Sampson.
Memorial services for Bill will be held at 1pm, Friday, July 13, 2018, at Family of Faith Church, Eudora, KS. Family inurnment will take place in the Berlin Cemetery in Berlin, MO, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 11am.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Bill’s name to Family of Faith Church, Eudora, KS, and may be sent in care of Warren- McElwain Mortuary.

Published courtesy of Parker-Millard Funeral Service, July 11, 2018

James William “Bill” Graves, 92, of Columbia passed away Monday, July 9, 2018, at Boone Hospital. He was born Dec. 19, 1925, in Columbia, the son of the late John E. and Beulah (Pool) Graves. On Sept. 22, 1946, he was united in marriage to Helen L. Fenton, who survives in the home.

Bill grew up in Columbia and graduated in 1943 from Hickman High School and later attended the University of Missouri. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving in World War II and Korea. Following his discharge as a Sergeant, he was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for 32 years, serving the north Parkade and rural northern Boone County areas.

Bill was a member of Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church for over 50 years, a current member of Columbia United Church of Christ, member of the IOOF Lodge 207, VFW, past member of the American Legion, past president of the letter carriers union (NALC). He was an avid golfer and was an Eagle Scout. He was also an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Missouri Tigers and later in life, the St. Louis Blues.

Surviving are his loving wife, Helen Graves of the home; sons, Phil (Janey) and John (Linda) Graves all of Columbia, Missouri; son-in-law Don Helmreich, of Boonville, Missouri; daughter, Glenda (Jeff) Munson, of Centralia, Missouri; grandchildren, Holly (William) Flynn, Heather Munson of Hallsville, Missouri, Reverend David Graves of Wartburg, Tennessee, Lauren Helmreich, Andrew Helmreich, Carissa Graves, all of Columbia; and Robert (Lindy) Graves of Minneapolis, Minnesota; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Liam, Emerey, Adrianna and Jaden.

Preceding hin in death was a daughter, Carla Helmreich; his parents; brother, John E. “Bud” Graves Jr.; and sister, Ann Manning.

Bill (or “Daddy” or “Papa” as known by his children and grandkids), was a loving, caring husband, father and grandfather, and his presence and wisdom will be greatly missed.

Friends will be received from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018, at the Columbia United Church of Christ in Columbia, Missouri, with a funeral service to follow. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Columbia United Church of Christ or the Central Missouri Humane Society.

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

Submitted by Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel - July 13, 2018

Lona Lee Bradshaw, 75, of Columbia, passed away on July 12, 2018, at home surrounded by her family.

Services celebrating her life will be held at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until time for the service.

Lona was born May 28, 1943, in Hatton, to Clifton Early and Lucy Irene (Johnson) VanVacter and was raised in Columbia. On June 17, 1961, she married Billy Joe Bradshaw whom she met at Hickman High School; he preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2017. Lona was employed with Candlelight Lodge as a nurse's aide until her retirement. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Bradshaw of Los Angeles, California; son, Joseph Bradshaw of Columbia; and two grandchildren, Andrew McCully and Brianna Bradshaw.

In lieu of flowers, the family will be accepting donations for Lona's beloved granddaughter, Brianna Elizabeth Bradshaw. Checks may be written to Kimberly Bradshaw, 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, July 25, 2018

Rodney Quinn “Rod” Kelly, 67, passed away on Thursday July 19, 2018 at University Hospital.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 27 from

5:00-8:00 p.m. at Broadway Christian Church. The Memorial Service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 at Missouri United Methodist Church.

He was born in Columbia on August 29, 1950 to John Milton Kelly and Helen Beatrice Rogers Kelly.

Rod graduated from Hickman High School in 1968. He received both his bachelor’s degree (1972) and his master’s degree (1990) from the University of Missouri, and his Educational Specialist Degree from Central Missouri State University in 2000.

He worked in the Columbia Public School system for 27 years as an assistant principal, teacher, athletic director, and basketball coach.

Rod was the radio voice of MU men’s basketball from 1975-1989. He, too, broadcasted Columbia College women’s basketball, Missouri baseball, and many local high school football, basketball and baseball games.

He devoted many volunteer hours to the Douglass Athletic Association, Kiwanis, and Job Point.

Rod is survived by his mother, Helen Beatrice Kelly; brother, John Carl Kelly (Jacqueline); significant other, Valerie Shaw; and two sons, Daniel (Natalie) Hoge and Alex Hoge.

Memorials are suggested to: Douglass Athletic Association, P.O. Box 7296, Columbia, Mo. 65205-7296.

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

Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Carolyn Yvonne Maxwell, 75, of Columbia, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Visitation will be on Thursday, July 26 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Robert Calvin officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Carolyn was born on Jan. 25, 1943 in Boone County, the daughter of Harold and Marjorie (Kearney) Wilson who preceded her in death.

She was married on June 29, 1963, south of Columbia, to Charles Maxwell.

She worked for LaCrosse Lumber for 13 years and then went on to work for Broad Building Company where she later retired.

Carolyn enjoyed gardening, crafting, making Christmas ornaments and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by many family and friends.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Charles Maxwell, of Columbia; son, James Maxwell (Julie) of Rocheport; daughter-in-law, Mary Maxwell of Rocheport; four grandchildren, Julie Wundrack (Billy), Megan Bontrager (Leon), Cody Maxwell and Seth Maxwell (Natalie); three great-grandchildren, Eli Bontrager, Colton Wundrack, and Brantley Wundrack; and a great-granddaughter that will be here in September.

She was also preceded in death by son, Wayne Bartlett Maxwell; and brother, Gary Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Missouri Honor Flight, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Mo. 65202.

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

Published Thursday, July 26, 2018

Leta J. Stemmons, 66, of Columbia passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at Boone Hospital Center.

Friends will be received from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28 at Nilson Funeral Home where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nilson Funeral Home; 5611 East St. Charles Rd., Columbia, Mo., 65202; (573) 474-8443.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.nilsonfuneralhome.com.

Published by Creamation Society of Missouri
2338 Highway 94 South Outer Rd
St Charles MO 63303

Departed on July 24, 2018 and resided in Columbia, MO

Ann Byington Caldwell passed away July 24th 2018 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Ann was born December 16th 1968 in Columbia Mo. Although she loved to travel, especially to warm beachy places, Columbia was her home for her entire life. Ann graduated from Hickman High School in 1988 and went on to study Cosmetology. She was a founding partner of Studio 311 Salon. Her 25+ years as a cosmetologist was a perfect career fit for her vibrant personality and contagious smile. Family and friends often commented how ironic it was that she worked in the beauty industry as a hairstylist her entire adult life…but was able to rock the bald head so beautifully during her fight. Ann was an affectionate people person. If she greeted you it was almost always with a hug so tight you might not be able to break free. Ann truly enjoyed life. She loved spending time with family, friends and her animals. She also loved to fish and hike around the Mid Missouri creeks, rivers and trails.

Ann’s proudest life accomplishment was being a mom to her two children Dalton and Courtney. She embraced motherhood as her ultimate calling. She was a literal Mama-Bear in every sense of the phrase. She took on the role of Aunt Annie to her numerous nieces and nephews with that same love and energy.

Ann is survived by; her children, Dalton Caldwell and Courtney Caldwell, her mother Nancy Byington, her soul mate Kevin Akin, her siblings Jay Byington (Pat), Pam Mertz (Daniel), Bill Byington (Tammy), and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and a great nephew. Ann was preceded in death by her father Dr. Keith Byington.

A Celebration of Ann’s life will take place Sunday August 12th 2018 from 10am to 2pm at The Waters House, 2104 Hillcrest Drive, Columbia Missouri, located in the Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area. In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests that you bring any of your favorite photos of you and Ann and any stories you would like to share with Ann’s family.

Monetary donations can be made in Ann’s name to the American Cancer Society.

Dream on…Dream on….Dream on…..Dream until your dreams come true….Ann

Published Sunday, September 9, 2018.

Robert “Bob,” 88, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Columbia.

First Christian Church, 101 North Tenth, hosts the memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 11:00 a.m.

He was born Dec. 19, 1929 in Fairbury, Neb.

He was a proud Hickman Kewpie (1947) and MU graduate before attending seminary. Bob became a Disciples of Christ minister and served churches in Indiana, Mississippi, Colorado, and Madison and Rocheport. He also worked at Columbia Public Library and was active in Columbia’s First Christian Church.

Bob loved goats! He had pet goats as a child, delivered 227 goats to Japan after the war for Heifer International, and promoted that world-hunger organization his entire life.

He also loved his family.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Muriel; children, Kirsten and Corl (Julie); granddaughter, Kelsey; and brother, Alan.

Bob requests memorial gifts go to the church or Heifer International.

Arrangements are under the directions of Parker-Millard Funeral Services and Crematory 12 East Ash Street Columbia, Mo. 65203 (573) 449-4153.

Condolences may be left on line at www.parkermillard.com.

Published Thursday, August 9, 2018

Cathey Gayle Caruthers Clark, 45, passed away peacefully after a long battle with brain cancers, on Friday, August 3, 2018, in Columbia.

Services for Cathey are at Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church, 2600 N Locust Grove Church Rd., in Columbia. Visitation at 10:00 a.m., services at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 11.

Cathey was born June 11, 1973, in Columbia, to Earl F. Caruthers and Mariea Hall Caruthers.

She graduated Hickman High School (1991) and Stephen’s College (1995). Cathey married Orville Clark on May 30, 1998.

She worked as a nanny, at JCPenney, and at MidwayUSA, was active with 4-H Camp, Columbia Second Chance, and the Columbia Weavers and Spinners Guild.

She is survived by her husband, Orville; her parents, Earl and Mariea; her brother, Ben (Jodi); several aunts and an uncle; nephews, Tanner and Reece Caruthers; and numerous cousins.

Donations can be sent to Head for the Cure (headforthecure.org), Columbia Second Chance (columbia2ndchance.org), and 4-H (http://extension.missouri.edu/boone/giving.aspx).

Published Thursday, August 9, 2018

Alysha Marie Anderson, 26, was born on March 11th 1992 and received her wings on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Her vibrant spirit and contagious laugh will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.nilsonfuneralhome.com.

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Kenneth Ray Kintner, 79, of Columbia passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Boone Hospital.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 9, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Kenneth was born on Feb. 8, 1939, in Columbia, the son of Mancle Guss and Anna Mae (Perkins) Kintner, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was married on Nov. 15, 1963, in Columbia, to Betty (Havens) Kintner, who survives at the home.

Kenneth served in the United States Navy. He retired from the University of Missouri-Columbia where he worked as an Electrician. After retirement, he worked at several jobs including taxi driving and as a courier for Bob McCosh Chevrolet. He enjoyed going to Boonville to the Isle of Capri Casino, playing scratch-offs and watching NASCAR races. He loved spending time on the Osage River.

Besides his wife of 54 years, he is survived by one son, Robert Kintner of Fulton; grandchildren, Tara Kintner and Robert Kintner, II; siblings, Donald Kintner, Ruth Evert, Carl Kintner, Mancle Kintner, Jr, all of Columbia, Mary Curtis and Edward Kintner of Jefferson City and Marilyn Gibbon of Bismarck, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Teresa Kintner; one sister, Carolyn Downey; and one grandchild, Holly Kintner.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, August 12, 2018

William Eugene Johnson, 77, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at The Neighborhoods care facility in Columbia.

Mr. Johnson will be interred with military honors at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, Mo. at a later date. The family of Butch invites friends to a celebration of his life on Sunday, Sept. 2 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Agave Mexican Restaurant, 901 Safari Dr in Columbia.

Butch, as he was known by many, was born April 8, 1941, in Columbia to Wilson & Maxine (Merideth) Johnson. However, after his first grandson called him “Boo” instead, that moniker stuck for the last 32 years of his life.

Johnson was a standout athlete in Mid-Missouri at Columbia Hickman (’59) and in various leagues, including baseball, basketball and football-though he discovered his true passion, golf, later in life.

Butch was a veteran of the US Marine Corps and honors graduate from Central Methodist College in Fayette. He spent the majority of his career with the US Postal Service, retiring in 1999 after 30 years of service in Columbia and Sturgeon offices.

Survivors that will miss his generous heart, dry wit and unwavering support include his wife of 54 years, Bettie Johnson; sons, Jeff Johnson of Springfield, Mo. and Jay Johnson of Columbia; brother, Larre Johnson, of La Canada, Calif.; sister, Jody Ausmus of Centralia; grandchildren Jacob, Grant, Rachael, Cassidy, Makenze and Savana; and great-grandchildren Jack, Brooklyn, Sofia and Lincoln; and his two puppies, Reo and Izzie.

Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society or other animal service organization of your choice.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, Columbia.

Published by Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia MO.

Harold D. Hill, 92, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at his home in Columbia, MO.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Chester Heyer officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.

Harold was born on April 14, 1926 in Columbia, MO the son of Patton and Ethel (Haller) Hill who preceded him in death. He was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps. He was married on March 2, 1945 in Columbia, MO to Joyce Ray Johnson who preceded him death on July 30, 1992. He then married Cora (Welch) Hughes in Harrisburg, MO on April 27, 1994.

Harold was a member of Wilkes Blvd United Methodist Church and retired from the United States Postal Service in 1977 as a Supervisor.

Survivors include: his wife, Cora Hill of the home; three sons, Jim Hill (Judy) of Columbia, MO, Steve Hill of Columbia, MO and Ken Hill (Dana) of Centralia, MO; four grandchildren, Becky Quinn, Todd Hill, Heather Hobaugh, Justin Hill; five great-grandchildren, Cole Wiser, Trevor Hill, Shelby James, Gavyn Hill and Jacson Quinn; two step-children, Carolyn Ivicsics and Charles Hughes and several extended family, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Ryan Hill; one brother, Arnold Hill; three sisters, Wilmaette Armstrong, Wynonna Trimble and Imogene Woods and one step-daughter, Dorothy Blumer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Columbia Senior Center, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.
 

Condolences may be left online for the family at Memorial Funeral Home.

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Douglas L. Jennings, 58, of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at home in the arms of his family.

There will be no public services. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Douglas was born April 10, 1960 to Vernon and Peggy Ann Phillips Jennings.

On Dec. 24, 1988, he married Amber Soper.

He is survived by his wife, Amber Jennings; daughter, Kendra Jennings; grandson, Gage Callicott; and son, Douglas M. Jennings. Other survivors include his father, Vernon (June) Jennings; sister, Terry Hume and her son, Corey King; many others from the Jennings and Soper families including his father-in-law, Stephen Soper; and mother-in-law Jacque Soper.

His mother, Peggy Ann (Phillips) Jennings preceded him in death.

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

Published Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Nathaniel Burton Blount, 24, of Columbia, passed away from natural causes on Thursday, August 23, 2018, in the Chicago airport upon returning from a week of adventure in Switzerland with his mother.

Visitation will be at Missouri United Methodist Church Thursday, August 30 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. A casual celebration of life will be at Reynolds Alumni Center on Friday, August 31 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Please check ParkerMillard.com for more specific details on the Friday celebration of life.

He was born Dec. 3, 1993.

Nathan graduated from Hickman High School in 2012. He was a member of the a cappella choir, participated as a theater tech for many musicals and plays, and was the Drum Major for the Hickman Marching Band. His senior year he was inducted into the Kewpie Hall of Fame for Service receiving the Don Byers Service Award.

Nathan was a true Tiger. In 2016 Nathan graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. While at Mizzou he played trumpet with Marching Mizzou. He served as a tour guide as well as a training and professional development coordinator for the Mizzou Tour Team welcoming prospective students. In his senior year, he interned with Veteran’s United and was employed with them upon graduation. He held many positions throughout his three years with VU, and is currently employed as the Corporate Licensing Specialist at Veteran’s United.

Nathan was an amazing son, brother, cousin, friend and co-worker. He is remembered for his incredible generosity, loving heart, amazing hugs, and spirit for life. He could connect with souls of any age and touched many lives in his 24 years on this earth. He loved music, theater, trivia, books, board games, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Dr. Who and anything that enhanced his knowledge of the world. He loved all furry creatures especially his dog Ryker. He was an avid Cardinals fan and lived for Mizzou football...always the first to yell MIZ! He was truly a gift to this world and all he touched. As his friends have said, “We have lost a star here on Earth!”

The incredible outpouring from friends and family on social media carried so many common themes emphasizing his smile, his big bear hugs, his gentle, kind and caring nature and his love for life. He was a friend to everyone he met and wanted to make the world a better place. He was described as a giver, a man who lit up the room, and someone who always knew the right thing to say or do for anyone in need. He was a humanitarian who saw the injustices in our own country and the world, working to make the world a better place. Many stated he was their best friend and commented that he made them better people. Specific sentiments expressed were: “My favorite gentle giant,” “a beautiful soul,” “contagious kindness and happiness,” “pure goodness,” “he enhanced the lives of everyone he came in contact with,” and “a fighter for what is right.”

Nathan will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Dr. Robin Blount; father, Mark Blount and wife, Janice Morris; brothers, Dr. Lucas Blount and wife, Dr. Katie Blount, and Dr. Jacob Blount; and step-brother, Garrie Morris. Many aunts, uncles, and cousins that he was very close with also survive him.

Nathan lived a life dedicated to service and helping others. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Project Semicolon which supports suicide prevention nationwide or Rainbow House which supports abused children locally.

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 for the family at www.parkermillard.com.


Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Clint Robert Welsh, 49, of Columbia, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018.

A private celebration of Clint’s life will be held in the near future.

Clint was born August 8, 1969 to Robert and Judy Rybolt Welsh in Boone County.

Clint left many close friends that were very special to him.

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

Published Thursday, September 6, 2018

Anna Ruth Ridgway Yelvington, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at home in Columbia.

The funeral will be at Nilson Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Sept. 7 with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Friday.

She was born March 11, 1928 to John Clayton Ridgway and Beulah Rice Ridgway, grew up in Boone County, and graduated from Hickman High School in 1945.

She was married to Ruben L. Yelvington of East St. Louis. For years, they published weekly newspapers in Illinois. after their divorce, she moved back to Columbia to be closer to her extended family.

She is survived by a son, Steve Yelvington of Savannah, Ga.; daughter, Linda Yelvington of Potosi; grandchildren, Jeremy Yelvington of Austin, Texas and Marta Yelvington of Savannah, Ga.; sister, Stella Ervin of San Antonio; and brother, Larry Rippeto of Hallsville.

She is also survived by many cousins, nephews and nieces in the Columbia area who were important in supporting her in her final years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Hazel Dean Hitt and Mary Niemeyer; and brothers, James Ridgway and Harry Rippeto.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Published Sunday, September 16, 2018

Merline M. Tennyson, 98, of Columbia passed away on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at The Neighborhoods.

A private graveside service will be held by the family at Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1919 in Boone County to Joseph W. and Stella (Crump) Murray. Merline married Sherman Tennyson, Jr. on Sept. 30, 1950 and he preceded her in death.

Merline was employed by Lawlor Dist. for 14 years and then worked at Stephens College for 17 years until her retirement in 1982. She was a 1938 Hickman graduate who enjoyed attending many reunions throughout the years, and she was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 for 59 years.

Merline is survived by one sister, Martan Murray Heary of Merriam, KS; two nieces, Judy Murray Gardner of Sikeston, and Laura Heary Simmons of Kansas City; and one nephew, Kevin Lee Heary of Paola, KS.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her brother Lawrence W. Murray.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and

Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, MO, 65203; (573) 449-4153.

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