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love truly never die
year by year the sad memorial wreath--
and flowers, types of life and death--
upon their graves.
is she who has a dear one dead
she has whose face will never change,
communion that will not grow strange.
of a life is death.
no death, nor change, nor any ending.
journey, and so many go
who stay at length discern the blending
two roads, two breaths, two lives, and so
the high and quiet knowledge that the dead
ourselves, made beautiful instead.
"Readings on the Philosophy of Death"
Unknown, from "Poetry For Verse Speaking Choir"
by, Helen D. Williams
COURTESY OF "THE
COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE"
Rose Marie Buescher Corgan,
Class of 1947, died at home in Springfield, Illinois on January 17, 2019.
Susan Louise Batye, Class of 1986, passed away
on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at The Neighborhoods Skilled Nursing Home in
Jack Edward Sapp, Class of 1941, passed
away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at his home in Columbia.
Morris Raymond Cleveland, Class
of 1949, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.
Larry Wayne Kreutz, Class of 1991,
passed away at Boone Hospital Center on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.
Ronald Ray Coleman, Class of 1968,
passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at his home in
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Ronald Ray Coleman,
68, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at his home.
A Gathering of Friends will take place from 2:00- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home.
Ron was born in
Columbia on Jan. 10, 1950 to Betty Jean and Odell Coleman who preceded
him in death. He was married to Kim Coleman for 48 years and the proud
father of two sons, Christopher and Justin (Sarah) Coleman and the
grandfather to Olivia, Evan, and Paloma whom he adored. He is also
survived by a brother, Mike (Tawanda) and a niece, Hali.
attended the University of Missouri and was a proud supporter of the
Mizzou Tigers. He was also a avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and loved to
watch them play.
Ron started his working life at Bobs Market on
Worley St. sorting pop bottles in the 7th grade. He started working for
Nowells Supermarket after high school and then got into the restaurant
business starting at Flaming Pit and Katy Station restaurants. He then
worked for various restaurant companies throughout the US. He loved the
restaurant business and felt lucky to travel all over the country with
the business. He mostly loved the people he would meet and loved to make
new friends. Ron never met a stranger and was a mentor to many.
After retiring from the restaurant business he sold commercial real
estate for Maher Commercial Real Estate.
Ron was loved by many
and will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, Ron’s family would
request memorials be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
using this link:
or dropped off at the funeral home.
Published Friday, January 4, 2019
Kreutz, 47, of Columbia, passed away at Boone Hospital Center on
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.
A Celebration of Life will be held from
1:00-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton.
Please come as you are; Larry always did. Inurnment will follow in
He was born in Columbia on July 9, 1971, the
son of Lawrence Kreutz and the late Dorothy Lee (Watson) Kreutz.
Larry worked in Inside Sales for French Gerleman Electric. His hobbies
included shooting pool, camping, fishing, and target shooting. He was
proud to serve as a Boy Scout leader. Larry’s passion was collecting
money to fight childhood cancer with the Hooligan’s Charitable Riding
Group. When he was young, he loved spending time with his Grandpa and
Grandma Kreutz working on the farm.
Those remaining to cherish
his memory include sons, Jerry Kreutz, and Lucas Kreutz, both of
Columbia; father, Lawrence Kreutz of Columbia; sisters, Kerrie Smith
(Robert) of Montgomery City, Dianna Harmon (Scott) of Columbia, and
Cheryl Pokorny (Eric) of Aurora, IL.
Memorial donations are
suggested to Hooligan’s Charitable Riding Group Larry Wayne Kreutz
Scholarship Fund, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard,
Fulton, MO 65251. Checks should be made payable to Hooligan’s Charitable
Condolences may be left for the family at
Published Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Morris Raymond Cleveland, 88, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Jan. 6,
There are no services scheduled.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, Raymond and Mildred (Jordan) Cleveland; and his
wife, Rosemary (Evans) Cleveland. Morris is survived by his children and
their families, Rebecca, Jimmy, David and Danny
condolences may be made at
Published Friday, January 11, 2019
Jack Edward Sapp
passed away peacefully in the company of family on Tuesday, January 8,
2019 in his home at the age of 97.
Visitation will be held on
Monday, Jan. 14 from 1:00- 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with
graveside services at 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.
Jack was born in December of 1921 in Columbia, the fourth child of
Franklin M. Sapp and Ora M. Sapp (Smith). Jack was married to Beverly J.
Eldridge- Meyers in November of 1953 and they recently celebrate 65
years of marriage.
Jack was a graduate of Hickman High School
class of 1941. He and his three brothers proudly served simultaneously
in WWII where Jack was a Sgt. in the U.S. Army. He worked as the manager
of Bowling Lumber Company in Columbia for twenty years and then served
as the Purchasing Agent for the City of Columbia until his retirement in
1983. Jack was a life-time member and one of the organizers of the
Missouri Association of Public Purchasing (MAPP) in 1972 and served as
President in 1978. He was a charter member of the Cosmopolitan Breakfast
Club and also a member of American Legion Post 202. He was a member of
American Veterans (Am Vets) and the Lions Club of Rocky Mount, Missouri.
Survivors include his wife Beverly; two daughters, Patsy Michaud and
husband Jim of Colorado and Donna Sapp and husband Micki Summey of
Boonville; one son, Steven Sapp and wife Kim of Columbia; and numerous
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
parents; three brothers, Franklin Morris Jr., Marion Lee, and Russell
E.; and one sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Powell.
Memorials may be
made to the Central Missouri Honor Flight or the charity of the donor’s
The family would like to thank BrightStar Care and
Hospice Compassus for their compassionate care of Jack during his time
Online condolences may be made at
Published Sunday, Jaunuary 20, 2019
Susan Louise Batye,
54, of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at The
Neighborhoods Skilled Nursing Home in Columbia.
be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral
Home, Columbia, with memorial services to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Fr.
Francis Doyle officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Susan was born on Dec. 12, 1964 in Edwardsville, IL the daughter of
Arthur and Vera (Miessler) Batye, who preceded her in death . She was a
graduate of Hickman High School and worked at ACT in Columbia.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary Lou Gray of San Diego, and Rhonda
Robb (Terry) of Columbia; two brothers, Gale Batye of Wentzville, and
Rick Batye of Columbia; two nieces, Heather Roberts (Brandon) of
Columbia, and Brittany Robb of Columbia; and three nephews, Shawne Batye
(Eddy) of Overland, Jonathan Batye of Wentzville, and Kevin Gray
(Nicole) of Goodyear, AZ.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to Boone County Family Resources OR Special Olympics, c/o Memorial
Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
Rose Marie Buescher Corgan, 89 years
old, born on July 18, 1929 and died at home in Columbia on January 17,
was the daughter of William and Estelle (Rice) Buescher. She married
James Emory Corgan on 9/10/1949 in Columbia, Missouri.
up with five siblings- James, Carolyn, Una Mae, Sara, Maribeth and her
parents in a four-room house in Columbia, Missouri.
youngest and only one left says about Rose: “We are both caretakers. We
are a lot alike.”
Rose graduated from Hickman High School in 1947
and was a proud Kewpie. She attended the University of Missouri, quit to
get married and went back to school at Blackburn College in 1970, to
save her sanity. She received her master’s degree from Sangamon State
University in Springfield, Illinois. Rose became a teacher, educating
and entertaining legions of fifth graders in Virden. She forever
referred to them as “the world’s finest people.”
Rose was a force
of nature- she lived out loud, with enthusiasm, humor, generosity,
kindness, and love. Rose was an amazing life partner of 69 years to Jim,
whom she met in dance class and won over with chocolate pie. With Jim,
she raised four children, Wesley Corgan, Lynne Galassi, Carol Corgan and
Rose loved people- family, friends,
strangers. She adored so many: we can’t name you all, but you know who
you are. She wanted to know your story and what mattered to you. She
delighted in telling you her stories and what mattered to her. Things
that mattered to her were many: people, words, literature, writing,
crossword puzzles, Scrabble, travel, conversation, politics, theatre,
hot air balloons, giraffes, cardinals, art and more conversation. She
loved to have a party, opening the door, cooking together, and inviting
everyone to tell stories and laugh.
She leaves all her family and
friends sorrowful and full of stories, which we will keep telling. Rose
never wanted a funeral: “Have a party,” she always said. So, raise a
She only wanted flowers while she was living. So, in lieu
of flowers, think of her or send a donation to: Illinois Coalition
Against Sexual Assault, 100 N 16th St, Springfield IL 62703