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Jerry Reynolds' brother,
died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at University Hospital in Columbia.
Marcella Blueitt's sister, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27,
Coleen Murphy's father, passed
away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018.
Mary Margaret Schulte, died on September 27, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.
Lloyd Forsee's brother, passed away Saturday, Sept.
Gene Porter's mother,
passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018.
Keith Drummond's daughter,
passed on Monday, August 20, 2018.
Kay Turner's father, passed away
Saturday, July 28, 2018 at his home in Jefferson City.
William Robert Ballew, passed
away July 7, 2018.
Dennis Marienfeld's mother, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018.
Gail Petri, died Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at her home in
Jenny Cox's mother, died Sunday, April 15, 2018
at her residence in Columbia.
Jane Cunningham's brother,
passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018.
Pete McDermott's brother,
passed away on March 19, 2018.
Bruce Goebel's mother, passed
away Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Columbia.
John Parker, passed away Sunday,
Feb. 25, 2018, at his home in Columbia.
Alan Murphy's father, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 14,
Carolyn Barr's mother, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in Columbia.
Carolyn Kemper, passed away Sunday, January 7,
2018, at the Manor at Elfindale in Springfield, Missouri.
Russell Edward Grant, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017,
at his home in Hallsville, Missouri.
died on Friday, December 29, 2017.
passed away November 12, 2017 at the Lake of the Ozarks.
George E. Bradfield,
died Friday, November 1, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
John Brown's wife, Class of
1962, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017, in Columbia.
Rachel Taylor's husband,
passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017.
Jermoe Mathis' mother, passed
peacefully away Monday, August 21, 2017.
Marcella Blueitt's brother,
passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2016 at University of Missouri Hospital.
passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Carl Scott's mother, passed away
on Monday, May 1, 2017 at South Hampton Place in Columbia.
Jack Wonneman's brother, passed away Saturday,
March 11, 2017 at the Parkview Care Center in Fairfield, Iowa.
Libby McCluskey's mother,
a 1940 Kewpie, died on Feb. 15, 2017 in Tucson, Ariz.
Dale Bittle's step-mother,
90, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at Parkside Manor in Columbia.
David Poe, passed away on Friday,
Jan. 6, 2017, at Boone Hospital.
Jean Ellen Pace's husband,
passed away January 2, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.
John Cunningham's sister,
Linda a 1964 Kewpie, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, at her home in Columbia.
Jackie LaHue's brother,
Tom a 1972 Kewpie, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Boone Hospital Center.
Jimmie Allen Daly, passed away
Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.
Barbara Jean “Bobbi” Everitt,
passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016.
Randy Hagan's mother, passed
away Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Boone Hospital Center.
Bill Trumbower, passed
away Friday, March 4, 2016 at Boone Hospital Center.
Judy Thomas' mother,
passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
Our deceased classmate
John Windsor's father
passed away December 30, 2015.
Dennis Maynard McGreer, died
at home in Bloomington, Indiana, December 9, 2015.
Carolyne Sue McIlvain,
died Sunday, September 6, 2015 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Henry A. Doenges,
passed away July 22, 2015, at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas.
Spring Jenkins' father,
passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015.
Our deceased classmate, Greg
Hourigan's son, Trevor passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015.
Patty Rimmer's mother, passed
away on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Mexico, Missouri.
Martha Shrout's father , died
Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.
Our deceased classmate,
Phillip Robinson's mother, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Corner
Brook Place in Kansas City, Missouri.
Spring Jenkins' husband, passed away at home on
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.
Vicki Vaught's mother, passed
away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Columbia.
Jewell Bledsoe, passed away
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Columbia.
Marcella Blueitt's husband,
Walter Lige, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
Mike Huddleston's mother,
89, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.
J. T. "Jay" Barnes' father,
passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Wichita, Kansas.
Rodney Ayers' mother, passed
away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at her home in Williams, Arizona.
Alice Rouse's brother, Class of 1959, passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug.
Mannon Burks' mother,
passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Columbia.
Earle Breedlove's brother,
died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at his home in Columbia.
Kabler, died Friday, July 4, 2014.
Bill Ballew's wife, passed
away Friday, June 13, 2014 with her family at her side.
Johnny Washington, passed
away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his home in Columbia.
Sara Jane Hunt, passed away
Monday, April 21, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Carolyn Barr's father,
passed away peacefully Sunday, March 23, 2014, with his wife by his side.
Eddie Hutchison's sister,
passed away March 3, 2014, at home in Independence, Missouri.
Bud Lewis's mother, passed
away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
Marilyn Short's father, passed
away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Lenoir Woods Home, in Columbia.
Our deceased classmate Pat
Andrews' mother, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Columbia Manor.
Libby McCluskey's father, a
1937 Kewpie, died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Frank Gardner's mother, passed
away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Lexington Square Care Center in Keokuk, Iowa.
Jimmie Daly's father, passed
away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.
Chris Odor's mother, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Boone Hospital.
James "Jim" B. Jones,
passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Mapleton, Illinois.
Carey's brother, passed away the evening of Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Harlingen,
Sherry Bush, passed away
Saturday, August 17, 2013.
Jeff Beasley's wife,
died Thursday, August 8, 2013.
Norma Whitmarsh's sister,
passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at University Hospital.
Ken Geel's mother, passed
away the morning of Thursday, May 30, 2013, at The Bluffs in Columbia.
Mary Lynn Knight's daughter,
died at 4 p.m. April 29, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System in Lima, Ohio.
Bill Sheet's sister, Class
of 1952, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at Parkside Manor.
Marvin K. Kinney, passed away
Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
Vicki Vaught's father,
passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013.
Jerry Brumfield's brother,
died on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Advocate Bromenn Hospital in Normal,
Betty Gayle Smith's mother,
died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at her home in Columbia.
father, died Thursday, February 14, 2013,
at Tiger Place in Columbia.
brother, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral,
Dianne Buckler's mother,
died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Ashland Villa Assisted Living.
Glenda Crane's mother,
passed away Jan. 22, 2013, at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital.
Spring Jenkins' mother,
passed away at her home in Columbia on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.
passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at University Hospital.
Jan Jouret's mother,
peacefully passed from this life on Nov. 14, 2012.
Mark & Libby Oldham's son,
passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
mother, passed away on
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.
mother, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.
Greg Hourigan's widow,
passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 in Columbia.
passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at her home in Columbia.
Norma Brown's husband, passed away Tuesday,
Sept. 4, 2012, in Texas.
Barbara Gerau's husband, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at his home in
Bobbi Hunt's son, passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.
Sandy Smith's father,
passed away Friday, May 18, 2012.
John Douglas's brother, died unexpectedly on May 6, 2012, in Mexico
Our deceased classmate, Ronnie
Roth's mother, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at her home in Columbia.
Dugan's father, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at Boone Hospital
Malone's brother, died March 3, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center
Walter Burnett's sister, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.
Barnes's mother, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012, in Andover,
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Friday, January 13, 2012
Mae Barnes, 95, a longtime
Columbia resident, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Andover, Kan.
A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Peace
Lutheran Church, located at 405 W. 21st St. in Andover.
in Columbia will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Memorial Funeral Home.
There will be a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home. Due
to the expected cold weather, a committal ceremony in lieu of graveside services
will be held immediately following in Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
was born in Clarksville, Iowa, Dec. 14, 1916, to Roy and Laura Louise Conn Doty.
On Jan.16, 1943, she married John T. Barnes Jr., in Little Rock, Ark., and he
In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by her two
sons, John T. “Jay” Barnes III (Shirley) of Wichita, Kan., and Robert Gene “Bob”
Barnes (Susan) of Fair Grove; two grandchildren, Jason Lee Barnes (Rachel) of
Springfield and Shanyn Mae Barton (Travis) of Fair Grove; and two
great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Kailynn Barton of Fair Grove.
preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.
Memorial donations in
Mae’s name are encouraged by the family for the charity of your choice.
Online tributes may be left at
Published Monday, January 16, 2012
Betty Jean Burnett Landreth, 71, of
Columbia passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.
Services will be at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Grandview Baptist Church in Centralia, with visitation an
hour before the service. Burial will follow at Grandview Baptist Church
She was born July 31, 1940, in Columbia to Paul and Anna
Betty is survived by her loving husband, Tom Landreth;
her siblings, Walter Burnett (Peggy), Judy Denton, Roy Burnett (Linda), Marilyn
Wyatt, Lonnie Burnett (Dorothy) and Connie Mauller (Harold); her children,
Francis Walters, Billy Walters, Tommy Walters, Linda Hendren, Ronnie Walters
(Chris), Larry Walters (Julie), Gary Walters (Kim), Lois Dampier (Tom), Bettie
Dale (Lawrence), Thomas Plaster, Richard Walters, Sandra Taylor, Sandi Landreth
(Kelvin), Linda Landreth (Freddie); 98 grandchildren and great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces, nephews and friends she adopted as family.
preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Walters; her children Mary Walters,
Eddie Walters, Loy Alan and John Hartley; and her parents.
contributions may be made to Grandview Baptist Church or its cemetery, 8300 N.
Route Z, Centralia, Mo., 65240.
Online condolences can be left at
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Sikeston Standard Democrat
SIKESTON -- William Bridges Malone III, 69, died
March 3, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Nov. 1, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, to the late William Bridges and Marie
Rigdon Malone Jr., he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam
War and was of the Catholic belief.
Survivors include: one
sister, Mary Quaid Malone of Sikeston; and one aunt, Margaret Rigdon of
No services are scheduled.
Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made
Published Friday, April 20,
W. Dugan, 90, of Columbia passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at Boone
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 1600 Hitt St.
was born Aug. 21, 1921, to Tom and Edith Dugan in Winchester, Ill. He
attended the University of Illinois.
He served 3½ years in the
Army during World War II in various places, including the European
Theater, and held the rank of first lieutenant and served an additional
six months in the Korean War.
In 1943, he married Mary
Butterfield in Elmhurst, Ill., with whom he shared his life until the
time of his passing.
Together, they raised five children and
stayed actively involved in the lives of their children, 15
grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Most of his business
career was in the insurance industry, including 34 years in management
roles with State Farm Insurance Cos. and, during the last 14 years of
his career, as regional vice president.
He was involved in
numerous industry and community organizations. He was a member of
Missouri United Methodist Church; First Presbyterian Church; Columbia
Church; the Columbia Chamber of Commerce; United Way; Boone County
Community Services Counsel; Little Dixie Kiwanis Club; the American
Legion; the Round Table; Country Club of Missouri; and the Quarterback
Club. He also enjoyed meeting with two retiree groups.
survived by daughters Diane (Alan) Fugit of Florida, Jeannie (David)
Edmondson of Bloomington, Ill., and Nancy (Rich) Becker of Prairie
Village, Kan.; son Robert (Kim) Dugan of Fort Worth, Texas; and
daughter-in-law Penny Dugan of Wichita, Kan.
He was preceded in
death by his parents; a sister, Patricia MacLellan; and a son, Thomas
"Ted" Dugan of Belleville, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, contributions
can be made to the Donald W. Dugan Scholarship at University of
Missouri, Robert J. Trulaske School of Business, 110 Cornell Hall,
Columbia, Mo., 65211.
Online condolences may be left at www.heart
Published Wednesday, May
P. Roth, 98, of Columbia passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 24, 2012,
at her home.
A visitation to celebrate her life will be from
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Parker Funeral Service.
Graveside services will follow at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Columbia
She was a longtime member of First Christian Church,
and graveside services will be presided over by the Rev. Jimmy Spear.
Gladys was born Sept. 15, 1913, to E. Claude and Opal Palmer on a
farm north of the city. She lived in Columbia all her life.
married George Roth on Dec. 22, 1935. She lived a long, fulfilling and
productive life in Columbia. She was appointed deputy recorder of deeds
for Boone County in 1943. She went on to join her husband in real estate
in Columbia and spent the next 50 years as a real estate broker. She
earned many accolades in real estate over the years and was an
exceptional and avid businesswoman. She continued to be involved in the
business until she was 90 years old.
Gladys was a very active
member of the community, including the King's Daughters and The
Daughters of the American Revolution. Her passion was bridge, and she
was a fierce competitor. She was a kind, fair and generous person in her
business and personal life, and she used her gifts wisely. She spent her
remaining years enjoying and bringing joy to all who knew her.
She is survived by three children, Carolyn Boucher of St. Louis, Vicki
Connelly of Kansas City and Dudley Roth of Columbia; four grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her
parents; her husband, George Roth; and a son, George Ronald Roth.
Gladys' family would like to thank all those who looked after her
care in the last years of her life and especially thank the wonderful
nurses and all at Boone Hospital Hospice for allowing us to keep her
with us at the home she loved.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be sent to Boone Hospital Hospice, 601 Business Loop
70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Online condolences may be left at
Arnold Funeral Home May 8, 2012
Darriel E. Douglas
11, 1948 - May 6, 2012)
Douglas was born in Columbia, MO on October 11, 1948 and died
unexpectedly on May 6, 2012, in Mexico MO.
A visitation will be held
at Arnold Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. A
memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. at
the First Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Terry Kukuk officiating.
Inurnment will immediately follow in the First Presbyterian Church
Darriel is survived by his wife of 41 years, Janice
Arlene Rimmer Douglas; his daughter Nikol Douglas Terrill of Prairie
Village, KS, son-in-law Adam and grandchildren Brooklyn and Price; and
his son Brett Douglas of Costa Mesa, CA. He also is survived by his
mother, Lois Dean Douglas; his brothers Ken (Ruby) Douglas, John (Sally
Bokal) Douglas and Denny (Sherry) Douglas; his mother-in-law Irene
Rimmer; and sister-in-law Patty (John) Evans. He is preceded in death by
his father George Louis Douglas.
Darriel graduated from Hickman
High School in Columbia MO in 1966, and earned an Associate of General
Education from Crowder College, followed by three degrees from the
University of Missouri-Columbia: Bachelor of Science of Education in
1970; Masters of Education in 1977; and Educational Specialist in 1989.
After completion of his bachelor’s degree in August 1970, Darriel
and his new wife Janice moved to Mexico. Janice drove the packed
Volkswagen convertible and Darriel rode his 650 Triumph motorcycle. The
original plan was to teach in Mexico only long enough to get back to
their hometown of Columbia MO. Thirty-four years later, Darriel retired
from Mexico High School- the same place where he student taught and his
career in education began.
During his time at Mexico High School,
Darriel was a teacher, chairman of the English department, head varsity
track coach, assistant principal and principal. On most days at Mexico
High, Darriel felt as though he had the best job in the whole world. He
was the kind of educator a kid wanted to work hard for. He believed you
were better than you were and convinced you of the same. He was often
heard saying “Mexico High is one of the best comprehensive high schools
in Missouri,” and he believed it!
Darriel was a loyal friend and
a dedicated husband and father. He assumed the best in everyone. He was
a very hopeful and optimistic person and made a difference in countless
lives and generations of Mexico families.
He was a long time
member and officer of the Mexico Optimist Club and the First
Presbyterian Church. Darriel was Chairman of the Audrain Developmental
Disabilities Services Board of Directors and a former member of the
Mexico Jaycees. Darriel loved to hunt with his beloved friends.
Significant professional and personal honors include: scholarship to be
editor of college newspaper; Fellowship to Missouri Writing Project I
and Project III; Vice-President and President of Mexico Community
Teachers’ Association; first teacher to receive the Employee of the
Month at Mexico High School; Secretary of Missouri Association of
Teachers of English; Northeast District Teachers’ Association Nominating
Committee; President, Vice-President, Secretary for MOMEX Area
Principals Association; Secretary to Northeast District Principals’
Association; MASSP Dual Credit Committee which met with the Coordinating
Board of High Education; selected Consummate Professional by the MASSP;
published poet; Chairman of the Board of Audrain Developmental
Disability Services; 2004 Honorary Graduate of Mexico Senior High School
and Pioneer in Education recipient from the Mexico Public Schools.
Honorary pallbearers include Ronnie Gipson, Barry Hacker, Gary
Keith, Jim Kropf, Roy Moeller, Marty Hildebrand, Russell Runge, Jim
Stubblefield, Glenn Wheeler and David Wilkinson.
In lieu of
flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Mexico Booster Club for the track
program, Mexico Optimist Club, Audrain Developmental Disabilities
Services, First Presbyterian Church or the organization of your choice.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Smith, 85, of Columbia passed away Friday, May 18, 2012.
will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Parker Funeral Service,
with Pastor Mark Butrum officiating. Visitation will be from noon to
1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park
Robert was born June 10, 1926, in Boone County to
George Lee and Nannie Roberts Smith. He married Mary Lou Martin on June
29, 1944, and she survives.
Robert served as an M.P. with the
U.S. Army. He worked for the Columbia Fire Department for 30 years,
retiring in 1982 as lieutenant. He was very active in dirt track racing
in Central Missouri during the 1950s.
Survivors include his wife,
Mary Lou Smith of Columbia; a son, Robert E. Smith Jr. and wife Shannon
of Columbia; a daughter, Sandra Thornhill and husband Jerry of
Barrington, Ill.; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters.
may be given to Rocky Fork Fellowship, 555 N. Route B, Hallsville, Mo.,
Online condolences may be left at
August 16, 2012
Cook, 44, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.
celebration of life (no suits, no ties) will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 18, at Memorial Funeral Home, with entombment to follow in Memorial
Brian was born Feb. 5, 1968, in Wichita Falls,
Texas, to Bobbi J. (Hunt) and Dale G. Cook.
Brian loved Steelers
football. He was a fan of technology and was one of only 120 certified
ethical hackers worldwide. He used his work to protect clients from
He was the dear son of Bobbi Everitt (Chuck) of
Columbia and Dale Cook (Phyllis) of Glendale, Ariz.; stepbrother of
Kevin Cook (Michelle) of Glendale, Ariz.; uncle of Brandon Cook and
Marissa Cook of Glendale, Ariz.; nephew of Kenny Cook of Columbia, Lyle
Cook of Arizona, Donna Knottingham and Gary Cook.
He also is
survived by step-siblings Todd Everitt (Paulette) of Columbia and Marcia
Spruytte (Phillip) of Lenexa, Kan. Brian will be missed by many caring
friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his
grandparents, Carl and Louise Hunt.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations are suggested to Columbia Youth Football League Memorial Fund,
P.O. Box No. 7052, Columbia, Mo., 65205.
Online tributes may be
left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
September 9, 2012
Wayne Eugene Loch, 73, of Centralia passed away
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at his home.
The family will greet friends from 10 to
11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Hallsville United Methodist Church, and a
memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.
Wayne was born on Feb. 24, 1939, to the
late Paul Newton and Lita (Bearden) Loch in Maryville.
He was a professor of equine science at
the University of Missouri for 35 years and was an avid team roper.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Barbara
(Gerau) Loch, of the home; his two daughters, Jennifer Ann Loch-Manczuk
and her husband, Mikel, of Napoleon and Sarah Beth Loch and her
boyfriend, Stacy Kaiser, of Centralia; four grandchildren, Emily, Grant,
Molly and Drew Manczuk of Napoleon; his sister, Pat Thomson of Raytown;
his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Audrey Gerau of Columbia; his
aunt and uncle, Gene and Marian Loch of Maryville; as well as numerous
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Wayne also is preceded in death by his
brother-in-law, Harold Thomson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are
suggested to the ALS Association, Keith Worthington Chapter, 6950 Squibb
Road, Suite 210, Mission, Kan., 66202, or Hallsville United Methodist
Church, 11700 Route B., Hallsville, Mo., 65255.
Condolences may be left online at
September 16, 2012
Lemans Hawkins, 69, a retired U.S. Army sergeant and retired letter
carrier for Columbia, fulfilled his duty, and was summoned home by the
commanding officer on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in Texas.
were held in Texas.
He was born June 17, 1943, in Florida to
Ernest and Sarah Hawkins.
He married Norma Hawkins on May 26,
1973, in Columbia.
Survivors include his loving wife, Norma
Hawkins of Texas; daughter, Aisha Washington and husband Larry Jr. of
Texas; nine siblings of Florida; four grandchildren of Texas; and a
special aunt, Eliza Mathis of Florida.
In lieu of flowers, the
family requests that donations be made to Homeless Veterans Services of
Dallas Inc., 4900 S. Lancaster Ave, Dallas, Texas 75216.
September 12, 2012
Eva Jo Sapp, 68, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at
her home in Columbia with her husband and children at her side.
A remembrance and celebration of her life
will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Firestone Baars Chapel on
the Stephens College campus.
Jo was born Feb. 4, 1944, in San Antonio
to Herschel Barnhill and Ada Rasdon Barnhill.
She married David Paul Sapp on July 6,
1968, in Columbia.
Jo had three overriding passions — her
family, her community and writing. And she had a rare combination of
moxie and generosity of spirit that put strangers at ease and secured
close friendships for decades.
Her uncanny ability to find the humor in
any situation helped to keep life — a terminal condition, as she called
it — in perspective. Over her years of living with cancer, she never
dignified it with the opportunity to keep her from enjoying life to the
Survivors include daughter Lesley Jeanne
Sapp of Columbia; son Michael David Sapp, wife Masha and granddaughter
Jessie Elena Sapp of St. Louis; mother Ada Barnhill; sister Jeanne
Barnhill of Corpus Christi, Texas; and brother John Barnhill of Houston,
Jo was preceded in death by her father,
Herschel Barnhill, who passed on Feb. 15, 2005.
In lieu of flowers, consider a
contribution to a favorite charity.
Online condolences may be left at
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Kaye Hourigan, 68, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at
St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Columbia. Inurnment will follow in
Columbia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.
25, at Parker Funeral Service.
Judi was born on Feb. 9, 1944, in
Susanville, Calif., to Murrel and Ruby Jackson, and they preceded her in
death. She was married in 1964 to Greg Hourigan, and he preceded her in
Judi was a 1962 Hickman High School graduate and attended
While raising two young sons, she honed her
skills and love of cooking and decorating to a fine art and later joined
the family ranks at Barth Clothing Co. Most recently, she was employed
at Missouri Credit Union.
Judi is survived by sons, Shawn and
Trevor Hourigan, both of Columbia; brother, Roy Jackson (Kim) of Kansas
City; one sister, Linda Jackson (John DiBlasi) of Wooldridge; one
grandson, Hunter Hourigan of Blue Springs; two nieces; and one nephew.
Judi's sharp wit and zest for life endeared her to so many, and she
will be missed immeasurably.
Memorial contributions may be made
to St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Columbia or the American Lung
Online condolences may be left at
Monday, November 5, 2012
Carmen Shaw Wood,
95, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.
Funeral Services will be
at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist
Church. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Burial will follow in Columbia Cemetery.
Carmen was born Sept. 2,
1917, in Columbia to Willie and Florence Shaw.
Salutatorian of the Hickman High School class of 1935 and went on to
become Departmental Secretary for the University of Missouri College of
Agricultural Engineering, where she was mentor to many a student and
Carmen was an avid reader and worked at Daniel
Boone Regional Library after her retirement. She was devoted to serving
as Past President to Rebekah Assembly of the state of Missouri.
All who knew Carmen knew of her deep faith. She believed that God's
grace extended to all people and was an active member of Wilkes
Boulevard United Methodist Church for most of her life, serving as
Certified Lay Speaker and working with United Methodist Women. Every
member of her family went to sleep at night knowing that
Mom/Carmen/Nanny had prayed for them by name. She loved all things
purple, especially violets, and was a master crossword puzzler.
She is cherished by her four children, Jerry Wood and his wife Martha of
Rogers, Minn., Phil Wood and his wife Barbara of Columbia, Caryl Bryan
and her husband Jim of Columbia and Cathy Bigger and her husband Jack of
Athens, Ohio. She was loved as Nanny by her grandchildren and their
families, Jeff and Fran Wood, Janey and John Belde, Andy and Erin Bryan,
Matt and Kim Wood, Stephanie Bryan, Amanda and Brad Atkins, Brad Bryan,
Brynn Hamilton and Nathan and Krista Bigger and her 13
She was preceded in death by her parents;
six brothers and sisters; and her husband, Glenn Wood.
condolences may be left at
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Quisenberry joined the Church Triumphant on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. She
was 86 years old.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14,
at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth Street in Columbia, with the Rev.
Harold McNeal officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Quisenberry was born June 5, 1926, in McBaine to Elmo and Susie
Crane Ward. She married Richard (Dick) Quisenberry on Sept. 15, 1944, in
Lawrence, Kan. He preceded her in death July 19, 2003. She was also
preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and two brothers. She
lived most of her life in McBaine and Columbia, but the last five years,
she made her home in Texas. She was an office manager in retail sales at
Gibson's Boutique in Columbia before retiring.
a daughter, Sherry Gail Crenshaw of Waskom, Texas; and a son, Richard
Quisenberry II and his wife Peggy of Columbia. Mrs. Quisenberry also
left behind six grandchildren, Denise (Steve) Stapleton, Keith (Marylee)
Crenshaw and Joe Crenshaw, all of Texas, Richard (Amy) Quisenberry III
of Hallsville, Michael (Karre Jo) Cromwell of Woodstock, Ga., and Lee
Shawn (Jennifer) Nelson of Pennsylvania. In addition, she had 12
great-grandchildren, Garrett and Lana Rose Stapleton; Nate and Annabeth
Crenshaw; Justin and Ella Quisenberry; Emily Barr; Gentry, Jaxson, and
Justice Cromwell; and Dakota and Sierra Rose Nelson. Also, Mrs.
Quisenberry leaves behind many nieces, nephews and their families.
Memorials are suggested to the Waskom First United Methodist Church,
1305 West Texas Ave., Waskom, Texas, 75692.
Condolences may be
sent to the family at
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Oldham passed away at age 31 on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, after a courageous
nine-year battle with brain cancer.
A reception in Nick's honor
will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Turner Room at the
Havener Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology in
Nick was born July 4, 1981.
In 2000, he graduated from
Rolla High School, where he enjoyed being a member of the marching band
drumline. In 2005, he received a bachelor's degree in Music Business
from the University of Memphis. Nick was an avid music fan with an
encyclopedic knowledge of popular music. As an adult, he worked in St.
Louis in music-related jobs, primarily at The Pageant, a concert venue.
Nick was an intelligent, witty, creative and caring young man who never
had an unkind word to say about anyone. He loved his family, his many
friends, music and working at The Pageant.
Nick is survived by
his parents, Mark and Libby Oldham of Rolla, formerly of Columbia; his
brother and sister-in-law, Neal and Kris Oldham of Springfield; his
maternal grandparents, Mac and Mary Lou McCluskey of Columbia; his
maternal aunt and uncle, Nancy and George Moore of Tucson, Ariz.; his
paternal aunt, Judy Chambers of Chatham, Ill.; and five cousins.
Nick's paternal grandparents were Neal and Joy Oldham of Columbia.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Brain Tumor
Association or the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis would be
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Daily Republic Fairfield-Suisun,
Marjorie Olivia Jouret
Feb. 27, 1919 — Nov. 14, 2012
Olivia Jouret peacefully passed from this life on Nov. 14, 2012, after
living a joyful life of 93 years. She moved from Columbia, MO., to
Fairfield, Calif. in 1985 where she lived at the CCE Mobile Home Park.
In 2009, she moved to Springfield, MO., to be near family there.
She enjoyed doing word search puzzles and reading, loved cats and
chocolate and wrote many short humorous poems.
She was preceded
in death by her special companion of 15 years, Bill Maxwell; and her
loving husband of 37 years, Julius Jouret. She is survived by their
seven children and their families, Jerry (CA), Vern (MO), Jan (CA), Joe
(MO), Gene (MO), Jon (FL), Ginger (OK) and her niece, Eileen (MO) and
her family. Her granddaughter, Sara, was her caregiver during her
declining months, she gave so much kindness and TLC.
Marge’s favorite sayings were, “We are so blessed to have a wonderful
loving family” and “I’ll love you forever and ever.”
Friday, November 23, 2012
Nichols, 68, of Hallsville passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov.
27, at Praise Assembly of God Church with Pastor Stuart officiating.
She was born April 10, 1944, to Marian and Pearl Davison Nelson in
Boone County. She married Paul Nichols on Feb. 14, 1962, in Columbia,
and he survives.
Also surviving are her children, Paula
(Granville) Loyd, Karla (Bob) Driskill and Kevin Nichols; grandchildren
Scott (Natalia), Casey (Chris), Kayla (Joe), Jordan, Paige, Junior,
Elisha (James), Zac and Eliza; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings Larry
(Flo) Nelson, Keith (Lorine) Nelson and Karen (Newman) Starke; and
several cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by
her parents; and a brother, Jackie Nelson.
Memorials may be made
to the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Mickie Jenkins, 88, passed away at
her home in Columbia on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.
A celebration of
life will be held at a later date.
Mickie was born March 7, 1924,
in Lutesville-Marble Hill, the eldest child of Billie E. and James A.
Higgins. She graduated from Lutesville High School in 1941, where she
was an honor student, active in student activities and a member of the
women's varsity volleyball team. She attended the University of
She was a Realtor for Mendenhall Realty and worked in
Columbia Public Schools and at Buchroeder's Jewelers. She had been
active in King's Daughters, Republican Women, various women's circles,
tennis leagues and Boone Hospital volunteers and served as a Brownie and
Girl Scout leader. She was a member of Missouri United Methodist Church,
where she had taught junior high Sunday school classes.
enjoyed reading, studying vocabulary derivation, writing short stories,
dancing (especially tap dancing), history, politics, needlepoint and
music. Most of all, Mickie loved spending time and traveling with many
close, life-long friends. She was a loyal, fun-loving friend with a
"wicked" sense of humor, a ready smile and kind words for everyone.
Mickie was staunchly committed to her family and will be greatly
missed and remembered by them as a caring, thoughtful, devoted wife,
mother and sister who always considered others first. She was also an
avid dog lover and dedicated to her poodle "grand dogs."
is survived by her husband of 69 years, Thornton D. Jenkins; a daughter,
Spring Jenkins Walton, and Charles Walton of Columbia and Baltimore,
Md.; and a brother, James Higgins, and Florrie Bonney of Potosi. She is
also survived by nieces and nephews Cindy Higgins, Joel Mulhern, Jane
and Brent Morrow, Jim Stone, Jim Higgins, Susan Higgins, Christopher and
Sarah Higgins, and Kim and Eric Moffett, as well as grand-nieces and
She is preceded in death by siblings John Higgins, Lynn
Higgins and Dorothy Bloomquist.
Remembrances for Mickie may be
sent to the Rheumatoid Arthritis — Arthritis Foundation, the Reading is
Fundamental program or a charity of your choice.
be sent to the family at
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Marion "Roke" Crane, 90, passed away
Jan. 22, 2013, at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital.
will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Memorial Funeral
Home, with a service immediately following.
Marion served in the
United States Army during World War II. He was a member of Union Baptist
Church and the local VFW. He farmed most of his life, and his home was a
gathering place for the family. He loved dancing and playing Pollyanna.
Survivors include five children, Tiry Crane (Patty), Glenda Salmon,
Tim Crane (Loretta), Jeff Crane (Rena) and Becky Strawn (Keith), all of
Columbia; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one
He was preceded in death by his wife,
Wilmoth Bennett Crane; two children, Daniel Crane and Janice Crane; and
Memorial contributions in honor of Marion may be
made to Old Union Cemetery, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business
Loop 70 West, Columbia, Mo., 65202, and/or Hospice Compassus, made
payable to CHA Foundation, 3050 I-70 Dr. SE, Suite 100, Columbia, Mo.,
Tributes can be left online at
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Jessie M. Buckler, 88, of Columbia died
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Ashland Villa Assisted Living.
graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in Red Top Cemetery
She was born July 9, 1924, in St. Stevens, New
Brunswick, Canada, and was raised in Portland, Maine, by her parents,
Harry E. and Georgia (Pendleton) Watts.
On March 20, 1944, she
married Wilbur H. Buckler and spent the next 21 years as a Navy wife,
traveling from coast to coast. Their retirement years were spent in
Jessie is survived by her daughter, Dianne Reed (Jerry)
of Columbia; two grandchildren, Travis Buckler of Versailles and Becky
Buckler of Maui, Hawaii; and two great-grandchildren, Spencer and Jaxon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur; a son, David; and
her sister, Louise Orne.
Memorial contributions may be made to
the Central Missouri Humane Society, 616 Big Bear Blvd, Columbia, Mo.,
Online tributes may be left at
Monday, February 11, 2013
Vanlandingham II, 69, of Rocky Mount left his earthly home for his
eternal Heavenly home with Jesus on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Hope
Hospice in Cape Coral, Fla.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior
to the service from 2 to 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Memorial Park
Basey was born Feb. 19, 1943, in Boonville and
graduated from David H. Hickman High School in 1961. He attended the
University of Missouri and served in the National Guard. He was a real
estate developer, entrepreneur and consultant for more than 50 years. He
was a member of the Church at Osage Hills in Osage Beach and attended
the First Assembly of God in Ft. Myers, Fla., during the winter months
where he and his wife, Bonnie, lived. He was a former member of the
Mid-Missouri Corvette Club.
Basey is survived by his wife,
Bonnie; his children, Jeffery Vanlandingham, Arthur Basey "Jay"
Vanlandingham III, Aric B. Vanlandingham and Lisa L. Wilkinson; two
stepchildren, Teena Whitesides and Tony Whitesides; sister Becky L.
Hall; brother Barry Vanlandingham; five grandchildren; and two
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Online tributes may be left at
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Ausherman, 99, of Columbia died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Tiger Place.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the McMurray Chapel of
the Missouri United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Memorial
Mr. Ausherman was born Oct. 22, 1913, in rural
North Topeka, Kan., to Eppa and Margaret Price Ausherman.
married Rachel Thelma Williams of Meridan, Kan., on June 1, 1938. She
preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 2007.
He earned a bachelor's
degree in agriculture from Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas
State University) in 1936 and a master's degree in extension education
from the University of Missouri in 1963. He was elected to membership in
Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta and Gamma Sigma Delta — honorary scholarship
and leadership fraternities. He was a member of the Farm House social
fraternity in Manhattan, Kan.
Mr. Ausherman was employed by the
Extension Division of the University of Missouri on June 1, 1936, and
served in five counties until moving to Columbia in 1955, where he
served as a state 4-H youth specialist until retiring in December 1975.
He was a member of Epsilon Sigma Phi, the national honorary
extension fraternity. The University of Missouri granted him the title
of professor emeritus.
He served in the headquarters battery of
the 60th Field Artillery Brigade of the Kansas National Guard. Mr.
Ausherman also was a member of the United Missouri Methodist Church,
where he served on numerous commissions, boards and committees. He
worked on many of the Habitat for Humanity houses in Columbia and
volunteered working at the Habitat ReStore. He was an avid woodworker
and gardener, interests which he passed on to his sons and daughter.
Survivors include two sons, Darrell Ausherman of Torrance, Calif.,
and Dale Ausherman (Susan) of Ann Arbor, Mich.; one daughter, Janet
Lasley of Columbia; grandchildren, Christopher Lasley and Benjamin,
Emily (Malone) and Anna Ausherman; two great-grandsons; and three
great-granddaughters; and one sister, Ruth Ausherman of Topeka, Kan.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Faye; and a brother,
Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the
University of Missouri Extension Development Fund, 109 Whitten Hall,
Columbia, Mo., 65211; or to the Missouri United Methodist Church in
Columbia. Online condolences may be left for the family at
March 12, 2013
Beatrice (Bea) Smith, 91, of Columbia died peacefully at her home
Sunday, March 10, 2013, surrounded by family, friends and her hospice
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday,
March 12, at Memorial Funeral Home, with funeral services at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bea was born Lillie Beatrice Grant
on July 1, 1921, to James Dorsey and Lillie Dea Grant. She married Glenn
Thomas Smith on July 18, 1940, and he preceded her in death.
and Glenn were native Boone Countians who spent their entire lives
raising grain crops and livestock. They raised enormous gardens, and Bea
preserved thousands of quarts of produce over the years.
farmed extensively in the Missouri River bottoms in the McBaine area.
More than 2,400 acres of their properties are now a part of Eagle Bluffs
Bea was proud of her championship Angus
cattle, which won statewide awards in the late 1930s. She was a lifelong
member of Fairview United Methodist Church. She was previously active in
4-H as a member and later a community project leader, as well as being
active in the Ophelia Shepherd and Strawn-O-Lite Extension Clubs. She
was also a member of the Eagle Lodge and the Elk Lodge, as well as the
Monticello and Jefferson Clubs of the University of Missouri. She and
Glenn were avid Tiger fans and held 50-yard-line tickets for many years.
She also took great satisfaction and pride in meeting and corresponding
with many of the recipients of the agricultural scholarship she had
endowed in memory of Glenn through MU's CAFNR program.
survived by one brother, Robert Eugene Grant and wife Idamarie; her
daughters, Betty Gayle Smith and Joyce Ann Ardrey, both of Columbia; two
granddaughters, Christine Crouch and husband Jon of Liberty, and Deidre
Henry and husband Matthew of Columbia; as well as three
great-grandchildren, Meredith, Katie and Jett Crouch.
Cecil, David and Elijah Grant preceded her in death, as well as two
sisters, Mary Nall and Hazel Grant.
The family suggests that any
memorials honoring Bea's life be made to Butterfield Youth Services or
Coyote Hill Christian Children's Home or a charity of the donor's
Online tributes may be left at
Niebur Funeral Home, Barry, Illinois 62312
Mr. William “Bill”
Brumfield, 72, of Chatsworth, IL, and formerly of Barry, Il. died on
Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Advocate Bromenn Hospital in Normal,
IL. He was born in Washburn, WI on August 11, 1940 to M. William and G.
Joan Haiden Brumfield. He married Sandi Pelican on September 14, 1968 in
Columbia, MO, and she survives.
Mr. Brumfield taught elementary
and junior high education-art. He was a graduate of the University of
Missouri with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and did graduate work in
Art. Bill was an Alumni of the University of Missouri Association. He
received his teaching certificate from Hannibal-LaGrange College. He had
taught in the Tri-Point School District at Piper City, IL. He had also
served as a truant officer for the Pike-Adams Regional Superintendent of
Schools. In addition, he was a substitute teacher for the Barry School
District. He also coached girls’ softball in Barry. He had also worked
for over 20 years as a diesel mechanic at Missouri Gravel. He was a
member of the Kiwanis and the Barry Masonic Lodge # 34 AF & AM. Bill had
also served as the Chairman of the Barry Apple Festival.
enjoyed woodworking, art both abstract and surreal (painting, drawings
in pencil, oils, and acrylics). He was an avid reader who enjoyed
crossword puzzles and cryptograms. He enjoyed kids. He loved his family
and especially loved his granddaughters.
Survivors include his
wife Sandi of Chatsworth, IL, a son, Jonathan (Jennifer) Brumfield of
Bolingbrook, IL , two daughters, Jennifer Brumfield of Elgin, IL, and
Erin (Cef) Brumfield Grima of Hanover Park, IL, two brothers, Robert
(Sandy) Brumfield of Columbia, MO, and Gerald (Irma) Brumfield of
Rocheport, MO, a sister, Linda Johnson of Rocheport, MO, two
granddaughters, Eleanor and Scarlett, along with nine nieces and nephews
and numerous great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, and a sister, Karen in infancy.
will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Niebur
Funeral Chapel in Barry, IL with Dan Lohnes officiating. Burial will be
at the Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry. Visitation will be held Friday
evening, March 22, 2013 from 4:30 until 7:30 P.M. at the Niebur Funeral
Chapel in Barry.
Memorials are suggested to be made to the
American Lung Association or the Barry Public Library. Condolences may
be sent to the family at www.nieburfh.com. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in
Barry is handling the arrangements..
may be made in William "Bill"'s memory to the following organizations:
American Lung Association
3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, Illinois
April 2, 2013
"Dick" Wayne Vaught, 91, of Columbia passed away Saturday, March 30,
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 5, at
First Christian Church, under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home.
He was born in Fillmore, Calif., on Oct. 25, 1921. His parents were
Leroy and Dorothy Vaught; he is the last remaining child of five
He graduated from Platte City High School in 1939 and
was working for Beech Aircraft in San Diego when he heard Pearl Harbor
had been bombed in 1941.
He, with his friends, drove straight
back to Platte City and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was first
stationed in Miami as an aviation machinist mate and flew in PBY
airplanes on submarine patrol duty during the war.
After the war,
he returned to Missouri and enrolled in the University of Missouri,
where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in agriculture, fisheries
and wildlife in 1948.
Dick began his career with the Missouri
Conservation Commission in September 1948 as a technician in the Federal
Aid Cover Restoration Project, where he remained until 1950 when he was
transferred to August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area. A promotion
to area manager in 1951 moved Dick to Trimble Wildlife Area, where he
supervised initial development and management of Canada goose nesting.
After managing Trimble Wildlife Area, he was promoted to project
leader for waterfowl research in Columbia. He quickly assumed a
leadership role in the technical section of the Mississippi Flyway
Council and became a recognized authority on the Eastern Prairie
population of Canada geese. In recognition of his research and
leadership, he was awarded the outstanding achievement award — one of
only three ever given to that date — and later received the Missouri
Chapter of the Wildlife Society's E. Syndey Stephens Professional Award.
Dick was promoted to Jefferson City in the Central Office in 1971 as
supervisor of the Wetland Management Unit, where he prepared design
criteria for development of newly acquired wetlands. From 1982 until his
retirement in 1984, he supervised all waterfowl land management
activities in Northern Missouri. Under his leadership, area regulations
and hunting procedures were improved; public services were broadened;
and wetland acquisition and interagency coordination activities were
He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in
Smithville, American Legion in Columbia, Ducks Unlimited, Trout
Unlimited and the Turkey Federation. An avid hunter and fisherman, his
main love was sitting under a tree waiting for the Tom Turkey. He
volunteered at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital, delivered Meals on
Wheels and was an elder at the First Christian Church.
married to his wife, Jeryl Dean Vaught for 70 years. She resides at
Columbia Manor. His is survived by his children, Valerie Kent Brown,
Julie Patterson Horton, and David Richard Vaught and wife Dawn Lea; and
four grandchildren, Lisa Dean Davis, Adam Christopher Horton, Rachel
Lara Horton and Ellen Marie Vaught.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Meals on Wheels, 800 Hospital Dr, Columbia, Mo., 65201, or to
the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation, P. O. Box 366, Jefferson
City, Mo., 65102-0366.
Online tributes may be left at
Published Thursday, April 4, 2013
Marvin K. Kinney,
70, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
Friends will be
received from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Millard Family Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., to include military
honors, with the Rev. Ballenger officiating. Interment will be private
for the family.
The sun rose on the life of Marvin "Dickie" K.
Kinney on Oct. 1, 1942, in Columbia to the late Louis and Leona Whitley
Kinney. He was a graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia.
the time of his death, Marvin was employed at the Missouri Division of
Work Force Development, where he had been employed for 40 years. He also
served on the Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners for more
than 25 years. He was appointed to his first four-year term on the CHA
Board as a resident commissioner in 1968. Marvin was the first
African-American appointed to serve on the Columbia Housing Authority
Board of Commissioners and is reported to be one of the first resident
commissioners in the United States. Marvin was honorably discharged from
the U.S. Army in 1966.
Survivors include a very special lady
friend of 47 years, Pauletta A. Gresham of Columbia; three daughters,
Marshanna "Babe" Gresham (Aaron) and Loutisha Glasgow, both of Columbia,
and Anjanette Glasgow of North Kansas City; three granddaughters, Nadia
"Baby" Gresham and LaTia Glasgow, both of Columbia, and Ciara Glasgow
(Angelique) of North Kansas City; two grandsons, Arlandis (Maya) Glasgow
of Columbia and Darius Glasgow of North Kansas City; one great-grandson,
Landon Glasgow of Columbia; two sisters, Carol Jones of Columbia and
Dorothy Palmer of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins and close friends.
Marvin was preceded in death
by his parents; six sisters; and two brothers.
under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St.,
Columbia, Mo., 65203. (573) 442-7112.
Online condolences may be
left for the family at
Published Sunday, April 21, 2013
Faye D. Lewis, 78, of
Columbia passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at Parkside Manor.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Memorial Funeral Home,
with visitation from noon until the time of services. Burial will follow
in the Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include her
husband, Ken; two children, Gary Lewis and Rebecca Ann Elliott (James);
three grandchildren, Dawson Lewis, and Bradley and Matthew Elliott; five
siblings, Stanley Sheets (Sharon), William Sheets (Colleen), Brenda
McCallister (William), David Sheets (Mary) and Debbie Russell (Curt).
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Gertrude Henry
Sheets; and a sister, Connie Barnd.
Memorial contributions in
honor of Faye may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation of the
Heartland, 7808 Foster, Overland Park, Kan. 66204-2955.
can be left online at
Published May 2, 2013
Kelly J. Rigoni, 37,
died at 4 p.m. April 29, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Lima, OH — Kelly was born in Boston to Carl J. Coder and Mary L. Knight
Coder. Her father and step-mother, Deb Coder, survive in North Andover,
Mass. Her mother survives in Davenport, Fla. On July 17, 1998, she
married Dr. Jason A. Rigoni who survives in Lima, Ohio. Mrs. Rigoni was
a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and dear friend to all.
She was a 1994 graduate of Masconomet High School, Boxford, Mass., and
received a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1998 from Duquesne
University. In 2001, she received her master's degree in education from
Edinboro University. She was a math and science teacher in public
schools in El Paso, Texas, for seven years. She was an avid runner,
having run track at Duquesne University her junior and senior years. She
attended the Shawenee Community United Methodist Church in Lima. She
enjoyed traveling with her husband and children. She was a soccer and
basketball coach for her children's teams. She was very proud to be a
soccer, basketball, football, dance and cheerleading mom. She truly
loved her children and loved being with them in all the facets of their
Survivors also include four children, Dylan K. Rigoni,
Ariana C. Rigoni, Dominic A. Rigoni and Alyssa J. Rigoni, all of Lima; a
brother, Corey Coder, of Chicago; and several extended family members.
She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, James and Elizabeth
ARRANGEMENTS: Services will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday,
May 4, 2013, at Shawnee Community United Methodist Church, Lima, Ohio.
The Rev. Bryan Bucher will officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m.
and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Shawnee Community United
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lima
Memorial Health System or the Lima YMCA Foundation.
may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com. Arrangements are by the
Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services.
Published Friday, May 31, 2013
Eleanore L. Geel,
93, of Columbia passed away the morning of Thursday, May 30, 2013, at
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday,
June 1, at Memorial Funeral Home. Services will follow at 2 p.m.
Saturday, with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Eleanore was the
daughter of Harry and Harriett (Brink) Lynch and was born Aug. 3, 1919,
in Ashtabula, Ohio. She married Willis B. Geel on Jan. 10, 1942, in
She worked for Columbia Public Schools for 31
years as secretary to the director of art, music and food services. She
was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church since 1952, Order of the
Eastern Star, Mother's Forum and the Red Hat Society.
survived by her two sons, Kenneth (Martha) Geel of Columbia and Richard
(Linda) Geel of Burke, Va.; six grandchildren; and eight
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Bill; and a daughter, Janet.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels or Calvary Episcopal
Online condolences may be left at
Published Sunday, June 16, 2013
Alice Reed, 80, of Columbia passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, June 19, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5
to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the funeral home
Annie was born
March 10, 1933, in Columbia to the late Alfred and Laura (Calvert)
Whitmarsh. She married Elmer Junior "Red" Reed on Aug. 7, 1954, in
Kansas City, and he preceded her in death.
Annie worked at the
University of Missouri for 20-plus years. She enjoyed camping and loved
to travel all over the United States, driving to all states, with the
exception of Hawaii. She cherished her family and will be greatly
She is survived by her children, Allen Reed (Donna),
Anita Rice (David) and Sharon Long (David), all of Columbia; brother
Larry Whitmarsh (Rosemary) of Columbia; sisters Laura Lack of Moberly,
Barbara Moore of Clark, Norma Morris of Sturgeon and Beverly Bennett
(Donnie) of Columbia; grandchildren Benjamin Northup (Bonnie), Jackie
Reed, Jami Bell, Devin Reed, Christopher Rice (Andrea) and Christina
Beatty (Bruce), all of Columbia, and Daniel Rice (fiancée Krista Murray)
of Kirksville; and great-grandchildren Jacob, Samantha, Scotty,
Elizabeth, Savannah, Shelby, Graham, Kelsey, Alexia and Landon.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Dale Whitmarsh, Ronald
Whitmarsh, Phillip Whitmarsh and Sonny Whitmarsh.
In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Thompson Center for
Autism, 205 Portland Street, Columbia, Mo., 65201, and/or United Cerebal
Palsy, UCP Heartland, 3804 Santiago Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Tributes can be left online at
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from August
13 to August 20, 2013
Beasley - Sherry, 68, a resident of
Lockeford, CA, died Thursday, August 8, 2013, as a result of injuries
suffered in an automobile accident.
Sherry was born in Torrance,
CA and grew up in Long Beach, CA graduating from high school there and
from Long Beach State in 1968. Sherry met her husband, Jeff, in 1969 in
Long Beach while he was stationed there in the U.S. Navy. Sherry and
Jeff were married August 26, 1972 and lived in San Jose, CA, Danville,
IL, and Fresno, CA, while Jeff pursued his career settling in Lockeford
The couple had a fulfilling marriage and family life
with their children Ryan, Kevin and Matthew. Sherry's life was blessed
with two grandchildren, Landon, 6, and Maddie, 2.
enjoyed traveling worldwide, especially visiting her close relatives in
Norway, and ran her own travel business from her home. However, the main
priorities in Sherry's life were her family and friends. Sherry was the
glue and inspiration that held her family together, and her calm and
gentle nature along with her beautiful smile and sense of humor enabled
her to be an ideal wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
is survived by her husband, Jeff of Lockeford; her sister, Lorraine, of
Sutter Creek, CA; son Ryan and wife Lisa of Bonner Springs, KS; son
Kevin of Newport Beach, CA; son Matthew and partner Melissa of
Lockeford; grandson Landon and granddaughter Maddie of Lockeford as well
as numerous nieces and nephews. Her parents Casper and Olava Saterlie
and brother Bob preceded her in death. Sherry will always be remembered
as a thoughtful, caring and loving person, and her spirit will live on
through her family and friends.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m.
to 8 pm. on Tuesday, August 13, at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home 831
Industrial Way in Lodi.
The Memorial Service will be at 12 p.m.
on, Wednesday, August 14 at the Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial
Park, Hwy 99 at E. Harney Lane in Lodi. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions can be made to the Medical Missions Foundation,
Published By the Lincoln Journal Star Aug 23,
Ann Jefferson, daughter of the late Arthur and Georgia (Warrick) Bush
was born on March 9, 1945 in Columbia, Mo. She departed this life on
August 17, 2013. Sherry received her education through the Columbia, Mo.
city public school system, graduating from Hickman High School in June
1963. She was a very spiritual woman and was a member of the Newman
United Methodist Church until she transferred membership to the New Hope
United Methodist Church where she remained as a member until her death.
She worked for Union Insurance and Continental Western Insurance for
over 30 years, retiring in 2011. She married David Lee Jefferson on
August 24, 1963. Out of this union two children were born, Carla and
David. This marriage lasted for 50 years. Sherry made numerous friends
wherever she went. A consummate mother and homemaker, she was an
excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends.
She also loved to watch her beloved soap operas.
Sherry leaves to
mourn: her daughter, Carla (Melvin) Clayborne and her son, David
(Catherine Pattillo); grandsons, Antonio Clayborne and David Jefferson;
granddaughters, Camille Jefferson and Jasmine Clayborne; brother, A.
Wayne (Mary) Bush; sister, Eunice (Herbert) Crum; nieces, nephews and a
host of other family and friends.
Memorial services will be held
at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800
S. 14th Street, Lincoln. Burial will immediately follow this service.
The family will greet friends from 6 - 7 p.m. on Friday, August 23, at
Lincoln Memorial Park. There will be an Eastern Star and Golden Circle
service beginning at 7 p.m. in the chapel following this reception.
Published Thursday, October
Carey, 54, passed away the evening of Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Harlingen,
There will be a visitation at 12 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at First
Christian Church followed by the funeral at 1 p.m. Burial will take place at
Memorial Cemetery in Columbia.
Jim was born Sept. 21, 1959, to Marjorie
Maxine and Thomas J. Carey in Columbia. He graduated from Hickman High School in
Jim was a warm and loving individual who enjoyed family and
friends. He enjoyed barbecuing, preparing smoked meats and participating in
During his life, he enjoyed outdoor activities, such as
fishing, riding dirt bikes, golf and baseball. He played on the Columbia Stags
for several years and on softball teams in the years following.
never blessed with his own children, but he loved all of his nieces and nephews
as his own.
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Mike and
Chris Carey of Santa Rosa, Texas; brother Ronald Carey of Sabillasville, Md.;
sister and brother-in-law Julie and John Hickey of Columbia; brother and
sister-in-law Dennis and Dian Carey of Mexico, Mo.; and sister, Pamela
Duesenberg of Chesterfield. He also is survived by eight nieces; six nephews;
and his loving four-legged partner, Brittney.
He was preceded in death by
both parents; and a nephew, Gregory Carey.
Online condolences may left at
Published Wednesday, October 23, 2013
B. Jones, 68, of Mapleton, Ill., passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013,
after a lengthy battle with esophageal cancer.
Services will be
held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in
Peoria, Ill. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the
funeral home. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery.
Jim was born
July 11, 1945, in Mexico, Mo., to Richard and Maxine Jones, both of whom
preceded him in death.
He graduated in 1963 as a Hickman High
School Kewpie. Jim married Trish Borgman in 1964. After attempting
several colleges, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1966. After his
son was born in 1970, he received an honorable discharge and went back
to college, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1972.
1972, Jim started work as a management trainee for State Farm Insurance
Cos., in Columbia before moving to Bloomington, Ill. He then became an
agent for a short time before settling in with a third-party agency in
Wichita, Kan. After 10 years, Jim accepted a position with Illinois
Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Peoria, Ill., where he served for 25 years,
retiring in 2009 as assistant vice president. It was at Illinois Mutual
that Jim met and later married Diane Kehl on Oct. 1, 1988.
survived by his wife of 25 years, Diane; his children, Philip (Angela)
and Angela (Erik), both of Lee's Summit, and Jessica and Jennifer, both
of Mapleton, Ill. He also is survived by his grandsons, Noah, Ian and
Emery; and one granddaughter on the way. Jim is survived by his sister,
Connie (Ron) Anderson of Beaverton, Ore.
Jim was a very active
person who enjoyed all sports, particularly golf and bowling, and was a
longtime Cubs fan. He felt that being a Cubs fan meant that you exude a
tremendous amount of patience and a great sense of humor.
someone would ask me how I was feeling, I would usually say, "Well, I
feel a lot more like I do now than I did when I got here." If that
brought a confused look to their face, I would continue with, "Now,
wait, I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I
don't think you realize that what you heard is not what I meant." Those
were my Dad's favorite lines right up to his passing in 2010 at the age
of 93. His persistent refusal to give up on his positive attitude and
humor meant so much to me. Over the past year and a half, I learned to
cope and deal with my own illness through the power of prayer, the power
of family and friends, and, yes the power of maintaining a positive
attitude and sense of humor. Easy? Of course not. But it helped me
tremendously, right up to the end. Would I have done things differently
in my life if I had known this was coming? Sure, we all have some
regrets, but get over it. I elected to dwell on the positives and so
many things that I did right. And NOBODY can say that I ever lost my
sense of humor, which in my opinion, is so important to the human
spirit. Stay positive, stay close to family and friends, keep that sense
of humor, or at least get one, and enjoy the day … every day. May the
rode rise to meet you; may the wind be always at your back. May the sun
shine warm upon your face; and rains fall soft upon your fields. And
until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. SYOTOS
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Illinois Cancer Care
Research or OSF Hospice.
Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2:00 am
Malcolm "Minnie" S. Odor, 89, of
Columbia died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Boone Hospital.
of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Olivet Christian
Church, with the Rev. Joseph Blosser officiating. Visitation will be from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. the same day at the church.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1923,
at her grandparent's farm, Midland Meadows, in Johnson County, the daughter of
Clarence Wesley Sheppard and Helen Schofield (Redford) Sheppard.
married on Dec. 1, 1944, to Carlyle Kurtz (C.K.) Odor Jr. at the First Christian
Church in Columbia.
She graduated from Hickman High School in 1941.
Malcolm went on to the University of Missouri and graduated with a degree in
home economics. During her college years she was active in the Pi Phi Sorority.
In the 1950s she returned to MU and earned a master's degree in family life.
Malcolm began her teaching career in 1958 at Stephens College Preschool.
Through Stephens she went on to earn her early childhood certification. She
taught at Stephens for 34 years, retiring as a full professor. She taught early
childhood education classes. One of the most popular was "Creative Activities."
In the class, college students learned how to make hands-on projects for
preschool age children. The last eight years of her career at Stephens, she
worked with the University Without Walls program. She supervised numerous
student teachers who obtained their degrees through Stephens College; some of
them had been her former preschool students.
She was a member of Olivet
Christian Church and a former member of First Christian Church, both in
Columbia. Malcolm was a 50-year member and past president of Chapter GK, P.E.O.
She was a founding member of the Columbia Kings Daughters. She was also a DAR.
She loved to sew, read, cook, play bridge and visit her grandchildren.
She is survived by four of her five children, Christina C. Wilde and husband
Walt of Pensacola, Fla., Cynthia M. Blosser and husband John of Jefferson City,
Clark W. Odor and wife Debbie of Germantown, Tenn., and Catherine S. Stevenson
and husband Robb of Steamboat Springs, Colo. She was a loving grandmother to 15
grandchildren and great-grandmother to 10 great-grandchildren, with number 11 on
She was preceded in death by her son, Cliff R. Odor, on Feb. 4,
2009, and her three siblings, Bill Bob Sheppard, Nancy Potterfield and Helen
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Stephens
College Children's School or Olivet Christian Church.
may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
October 30, 2013
Robert E. Daly, 92,
of Columbia, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Lenoir Woods.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Memorial Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10
to 11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to services.
Bob was born
May 19, 1921, in Woodlandville to Edna and Irby Daly.
married on Aug. 17, 1941, in Columbia to Marjorie Alean Seifert. They
spent 68 years together until her passing.
Bob spent his entire
life in the Columbia area. He was a successful auto body man, owning his
own body shop. He worked for Shelter Insurance Cos. until retirement,
where he held many positions including claims adjuster and trainer.
He also was manager of Mid-America Auto Parts.
retirement, he spent his time growing and selling Christmas trees. He
was owner of Hilltop Christmas Tree Farm. He also enjoyed investing and
playing the stock market.
Bob is survived by his four children,
including two sons, Fred Daly and Jim Daly; two daughters, Betty Coleman
and Jane Rhodes; five grandchildren, Racheal Sutton, Stuart Coleman,
Sherry Barnhouse, Jimmy Daly and Christian Daly; 10 great-grandchildren;
three great-great-grandchildren; and a loyal pet, Wendy.
preceded in death by his spouse; parents; one sister, Mary Lou Peacher;
two grandchildren, Steve Rhodes and Gretchen Garcia; and one
great-grandchild, Brian Barnhouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Woodlandville United Methodist Church,
9801 W. Wilhite Road, Rocheport, Mo., 65279, where he was a member.
Online tributes can be left at:
November 7, 2013
Ruth V. Gardner, 85,
of Columbia passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Lexington Square Care
Center in Keokuk, Iowa.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to
noon Saturday, Nov. 9, at Second Missionary Baptist Church, where
funeral services will follow at noon with the Rev. May Hall officiating.
Interment will follow at Columbia Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 18,
1927, in Columbia, the daughter of George Herndon and Nellie (Johnson)
Williams. She was united in marriage to William Fred Gardner, who
preceded her in death.
She was a member of Log Providence
Missionary Baptist Church and later joined Second Missionary Baptist
Church. Ruth worked at University Hospital for nearly 30 years as an
assistant in the operating rooms. She enjoyed her friends, especially
"her girls" she played cards with. Ruth loved anytime she was surrounded
by her large family.
Ruth is survived by two sons, Frank Gardner
(wife Lillie) of Columbia and Terry Gardner (wife Renee) of Ft. Worth,
Texas; two daughters, Carolyn Rutayisire (husband Mustafa) and Vanessa
Anderson, both of Columbia; one sister, Barbara Gordon; 16
grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and
a host of relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband;
and two daughters, Ada Nevels and JoAnn Herndon.
under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St.,
Columbia, Mo., 65203. 573-442-7112.
Condolences may be left for
the family online at www.millardfamilychapels.com.
December 11, 2013
Willis C. "Mac" McCluskey died on Saturday,
Dec. 7, 2013, at age 93.
A private memorial service will be officiated by the Rev. Jim Bryan.
A celebration of Mac's life will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on
Monday, Dec.16, at one of his favorite places, Booche's Billiard Hall,
in downtown Columbia.
He was born in Doniphan on July 15, 1920,
and came with his parents to Columbia, when his father enrolled in MU
School of Law.
Mac graduated from Hickman High School, where he
met his future wife, Mary Lou Holliday. They were married in 1941. Mac
was an art major at the MU and served in the US Navy during WW II.
Before and after WW II, Mac was a salesman. Beginning in 1956, he
managed Gene Glenn's, a shoe and clothing store in downtown Columbia, a
position he held for nearly 20 years.
His last job was as an
outside salesman for the Sherwin Williams paint company.
13, Mac was a sign maker's apprentice. For the next 80 years, he created
distinctive hand-painted and inked signs, banners, and displays for
local businesses, theaters, and schools. He took great pride in his
work, which was always in demand.
Mac was an intelligent,
optimistic, and charismatic man.
He was a devoted husband, a
caring father to his daughters, and fun-loving role model for his
grandsons. An accomplished snooker player, an enthusiastic motorcyclist,
and a loyal friend, Mac will be missed by his family and friends, but
his bright spirit lives in their hearts.
Mac is survived by his
wife, Mary Lou; sister, Mary Alice Simon; daughters, Libby Oldham (Mark)
and Nancy Moore (George); and grandsons, Neal Oldham (Kris) and Brendan
His sister, Margaret Shemwell; and his grandson, Nick
Oldham, predeceased him.
January 12, 2014
Laura A. Andrews, 95, of Columbia died Friday,
Jan. 10, 2014, at Columbia Manor.
Graveside services will be at
10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Salem Lutheran Cemetery in Florissant.
Mrs. Andrews was born on May 26, 1918, in Florissant to Gerhart
and Alma Poggemoeller Fittje. She was married to Edgar Andrews; he
preceded her in death.
Mrs. Andrews was a member of Trinity
Lutheran Church in Columbia. She was an election judge in Boone County
for many years and a volunteer at O.A.T.S. and was very active at the
Oakland Senior Center.
She is survived by her sister, Melba
Meyers of St Charles; three grandchildren, Tony Bratton of Cumming, Ga.,
Craig Bratton of Ashland and Victoria King of Columbia; five
great-grandchildren, Samara, Evelyn, Hannah, Lara and Cydney; and two
great-great-grandchildren, Skylar and Dakota.
She was also
preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Patricia; six brothers
and two sisters.
Memorials may be sent to the Cancer Research
Center, 3501 Berrywood, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Condolences may be
sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
February 15, 2014
Paul Verner Short
passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in the presence
of his family at Lenoir Woods Home.
Funeral services will be held
at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Goshen Primitive Baptist Church, with
burial following in Goshen Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour
Paul was born on Oct. 12, 1917, to Edgar and Ila
Verner Short, who preceded him in death.
Paul spent his early
life as a dairy farmer in central Boone County. He also was a deacon at
Little Bonne Femme Church and was on the Board of Education at New Haven
His later work in life was spent as a carpenter
at Stephens College.
After retiring, he enjoyed making furniture
and other wood items. Much of the furniture was made from trees that he
cut from his land.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years,
Darlene Wren Short. They have three children, Emily Wisley of Coopers
Plains, N.Y.; Marilyn Holland and husband Jim of Aurora, Colo.; and Mark
Short and wife Ann of Overland Park, Kan.; eight grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
brother Robert and sister-in-law Evalyn preceded him in death.
Paul loved to laugh and joke and will be missed by family and friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of Robinson Funeral Home.
Published Friday, March 7,
Mary Henderson Lewis, 94, formerly of Columbia, passed away
Saturday, Feb. 22, in Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Cremation has taken
She was born in Lead, S.D., to Frank A. and Bertha
Woodworth Henderson and raised in the Los Angeles area.
graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Occidental College in 1940. She received a
medical technology certificate from Northwestern University in Chicago.
There, she met her future husband, Dr. Ray Blaine Lewis. They were
married Sept. 5, 1942.
After serving in Panama during World War
II, the Lewises made their home in Boonville, then Columbia. They moved
to Wyoming in 1981.
Mary loved fishing, hiking, reading and
crosswords. She stitched beautifully detailed counted cross-stitch
needlework. Mary and her husband were lifelong Chicago Cubs fans.
She is survived by her sons, Ray H. "Bud" Lewis (Peggy) of Tulsa,
Okla., Robert A. Lewis (Pegg) of Springfield, John W. "Bill" Lewis
(Jill) of Westminster, Colo., and James E. "Jim" Lewis (Lois) of St.
Louis; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
preceded in death by her husband, Ray; her brother, Dr. John W.
Henderson; and her two daughters, Mary Katherine and Nancy Jean.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Judith Kay Haas passed
away March 3, 2014, at home in Independence, MO, cared for by family and
friends. A private memorial service will be held at a later time.
born January 18, 1941 in California, MO the daughter of Floyd L. and
Evelyn (Shoemaker) Hutchison, who have both preceded her in death. Judy
was raised in Columbia, MO where she attended Hickman High School and
the University of Missouri. Her friendliness, warmth and beauty
blossomed as she was a high school Majorette, Boone County Queen and
University School of Agriculture Barn Warming Queen.
At MU is
where she met her husband of 53 years, Robert. Judy was a world class
mother. While raising two children she also worked full time at various
law firms, supplementing the family’s income. Judy also found time to
study real estate and taxes while still remaining active in parent
teacher organizations at Glendale, Sycamore Hills, Palmer and Truman.
She was a great cook and no one in the family went hungry.
retirement, Judith had a true passion researching family history. With
assistance from the internet, Mormon Archives, and genealogy libraries,
she created book after book of the in-laws and out-laws of the family
lineage. Judy should have been a professional genealogist. She was an
avid reader and amassed a huge book collection.
The family would
like to thank all who supported her in an 11 year battle with cancer.
Judy was especially appreciative of the Kansas City Cancer Center in
Lee’s Summit (Teresa, you are a God Send), Saint Mary’s Hospital of Blue
Springs, and Crossroads Hospice.
Judy is survived by husband,
Robert Haas; daughter, Jennifer Murphy and family of Kansas City, MO;
son, David Haas and a family of Wichita, KS; brother, Eddie Hutchison
and family of Trenton, MO; plus many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
No food or flowers please. The family encourages contributions to
The Kansas City Rose Society at Loose Park or any of the organizations
mentioned above. Online condolences may be expressed at
www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600)
March 26, 2014
Vernon Charles Barr,
97, of Columbia passed away peacefully Sunday, March 23, 2014, with his
wife by his side.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Friday, March 28, at Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will
follow at 1:30 p.m., and burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. A
Celebration of his life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at Tiger Place,
2910 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.
Vernon was born
June 16, 1916, to Archie Alvin and Lillian Addie Pownall Barr near
He graduated from Hartville High School, Southwest
Baptist College and received a bachelor's degree in vocational
agriculture, University of Missouri.
He served in the Army Air
Forces from 1943 to 1945. On July 6, 1944, he married his college
sweetheart, Jeanne Taylor, and she survives.
They raised four
children: Carolyn VanSciver, Bonnie Morgan, David Barr and Jayme Nobles.
He also is survived by three grandchildren and three
Vernon taught science-related classes for 34
years before retiring in 1982. He continued his memberships and
volunteering with the Audubon Society, Central Missouri Rock and
Lapidary, Friends of Rock Bridge and the Boone County Historical Society
and was a lifetime deacon of First Baptist Church.
In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Missouri Rock Club,
1601 N. Earthland Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202, or charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be left at
Published Wednesday, April
23, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Sara Jane Tutt, 69,
of Columbia passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April
25, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m.
Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will immediately follow the
service at Mount Nebo Cemetery.
Sara Jane Tutt was born Jan. 17,
1945, to William Angel Hunt and Mary Nancy Mahan Hunt in Boone County.
She married George Tutt on Nov. 1, 1963, in Columbia. They enjoyed
more than 50 years of marriage, though they had known each other from
A mother of three young boys, Jane was supportive of
the activities her sons were involved in. She loved caring for children,
gardening, canning and cooking. Jane was a homemaker and found great joy
in making sure her family was well taken care of. In her later years,
she derived the most pleasure from spending time with her family,
especially her grandkids.
Survivors include her husband, George;
three sons, Scott Tutt (wife Kathy) of Clark, Kevin Tutt (wife Peggy) of
Columbia and Brian Tutt of Clark; one brother, Thomas A. Hunt of
Rocheport; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by
her parents; one brother; six sisters; and her stepmother, Elsie Hunt.
Memorial donations are appreciated to Huntsdale Baptist Church, 3101
Route O, Columbia, Mo., 65203, or The American Heart Association, 104
Corporate Lake Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Online tributes and
condolences may be left at
Published Sunday, May
John Roland Washington, 68, of Columbia passed away
Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his home.
Arrangements are pending
under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home in Columbia. He was
born Aug. 3, 1945, in Columbia, the son of the late William Washington
and Evelyn (Coates) Washington. He was united in marriage on Sept. 27,
1984, in Columbia to Juanita (Glover) Washington, who survives.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
Bram-Turner Funeral Homes, Maysville, MO 64469
Lynn (Pearl) Ballew, age 61, went to be with her Savior June 13, 2014
with her family at her side.
She was born on February 14, 1953 in
Maysville to LaVerne and Doris Raynor Pearl. Sherry married her best
friend, Bill Ballew, on her birthday in 1984. She remained steadfast and
strong while never complaining as she fought and lost her battle with
cancer. She drew her strength from her faith in Christ and was a member
of the Cross Community Church in Gower.
Sherry was an avid dog
lover and also enjoyed music. She was a volunteer for the MS Society of
St. Joseph, MO. She was a dedicated wife, a great mother, an adoring
Grandma, and a true friend.
She is preceded in death by her
Survivors include her loving husband, Bill, her
daughter, Heather and husband, Kevin Sampson, their children, Caleb and
Blake, of Overland Park, KS, sons Robert Ballew of Atlanta, GA, Dan
Ballew and partner Eric Drabiuk of Rockville Maryland; brothers, Larry
Pearl and wife, Belinda of Union Star, Gerry Pearl and Terry Pearl of
Maysville, Jerry and Kirby Renshaw of Skidmore and several nieces,
nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Sherry is also survived by her
three faithful canine companions, Hattie, Bo, and Quincy.
Cremation under the direction of Bram-Turner Funeral Home, Maysville. A
Celebration of Sherry’s life will begin at 1:00 pm, June 17, 2014, at
Bram-Turner Funeral Home in Maysville, MO. Memorial Contributions to
Kendalwood Hospice are appreciated. Online condolences may be offered at
July 15, 2014 at 10:50 am
Robert “Bob” L.
Hunt, 63, of Columbia died Saturday, July 12, 2014. He died at home with
his loving family.
Visitation will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday,
July 19, with military honors at 2 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home in
Bob was born April 14, 1951, in Columbia, the son of
L.B. Hunt and Anna Coleman Hunt. They preceded him in death. Also
preceding him in death were brother William Donald Breedlove and sister
Ruth Breedlove Davison.
After graduating from Hickman High School
in 1970, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he was trained in a
Mechanized Infantry Unit and served in Germany for two years. Bob worked
for Tincher Auto Service, Martin Auto Service and Albert Motors and
retired from Fletcher Honda in fall 2013.
Bob and Michelle Houk
married in Columbia in 1988.
Bob is survived by his wife,
Michelle of the home; Kellie Ann Boyes (Davin), grandchildren Jake and
Jaden of Independence; Nicholas Robert Hunt and partner (Michelle
Hubbard), grandchildren Riley and Hailey of Lincoln. Bob is survived by
brothers Bernard Hunt (Jan), Earle Breedlove and Eddie Breedlove
(Linda), all of Columbia; and uncle to beloved nieces and nephews.
Bob was a lifelong resident of Columbia and enjoyed deer hunting,
NASCAR and riding his Harley-Davidson.
Contributions may be made
in his memory to the Wounded Warriors Project or Hospice Compassus in
care of Memorial Funeral Home.
You may leave condolences at
Published Monday, July
Lilburn Kabler, 68, died Friday, July 4, 2014.
A memorial service
will be held at a later date.
He is survived by his wife, Grayson
Neate Kabler; and his sister, Kim Kabler Rootes.
contributions may be sent to National MS Society (Restricted to
Research), 1867 Lackland Hill Parkway, St. Louis, Mo., 63146.
Online condolences may be left at
August 4, 2014
Zetta Elizabeth Bedsworth Burks, 97, passed away
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Columbia.
Private family services will
be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Memorial Cemetery.
Zetta was born
Oct. 12, 1916, in Callaway County to Lamar and Eva Atterberry Bedsworth.
She was a graduate of David H. Hickman High School and the University of
Missouri, Columbia. On May 8, 1959, she married Stanley L. Burks, and he
preceded her in death. She retired from Mid State Distributing after
thirty years of service.
Zetta is survived by her daughter Mannon
L. Burks of Columbia; granddaughter, Tracey Sapp of Belleville, Ill.;
great-grandson Cole Sapp of Columbia; nieces, Delores (Danny) Melloway
and Elaine Wehmeyer of Columbia, Nancy (Robert) Thurston and nephew,
Randy (Celia) McMullen of Greensboro, N.C.
may be made to New Horizons Methodist Church, 1020 S. El Chapparral
Drive in Columbia, where she was an active member until her health began
to fail or to The Bluffs Memorial Fund, 3105 Bluff Creek Drive in
Columbia, who provided exceptional care to her since 2009.
condolences may be left for the family at
September 4, 2014
Larry Eugene Rouse,
73, of Waynesville, N.C., passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 15,
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, in
Columbia at a time and location to be determined.
A native of
Columbia, he was a son of the late Charles and Mary Dey Rouse.
was an alumnus of the University of Missouri and proudly served in the
U.S. Marine Corps.
In Columbia, he attended and was a member of
Calvary Baptist Church.
Surviving are his children, Rashelle R.
Young and her husband, Steven, of Aliso Viejo, Calif., and Laura S.
Olson and her husband, Darcy, of Fargo, N.D.; siblings Charles W. Rouse
and his wife, Jodi, of Charleston, S.C., William K. Rouse and his wife,
Maria, of Anchorage, Alaska, Wallace Murray and his wife, Joyce, of Paso
Robles, Calif., Whit Murray and his wife, Sandy, of Sioux Falls, S.D.,
and Alice Callison and her husband, Joseph, of Houston, Texas;
grandchildren Jaimeson C. Adam, Ashlynn D. Olson and Emmy June Olson;
and the mother of his children, Bonnie Rouse.
Condolences may be
made to the family at www.AshevilleMortuaryServices.com.
August 27, 2014
Esther Annalee Ayers, 93, of Williams, Ariz.,
formerly of Columbia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014,
at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Aug. 30, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Memorial
Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug.
29, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.
Ann was born Nov. 25, 1920, to
Edmund Milo and Elva May Stuckey Augspurger in Normal, Ill. On Feb. 28,
1943, she married Joseph B. Ayers in Bloomington, Ill. He preceded her
in death in February 2007.
Ann graduated from the Mennonite
School of Nursing in Bloomington, Ill., and worked at the Mennonite
Hospital there as well as the University of Missouri Medical Center,
Christian College and Ellis Fischel Cancer Hospital. She was a member of
Northwood Baptist Church of Columbia.
Ann loved life and her home
was always open to family, friends, visiting ministers, missionaries and
college students for whom she loved to cook.
She is survived by
her sons, Rodney Ayers of La Palma, Calif., and Steve Ayers of St.
Joseph; daughter, Barbara Bach of Williams, Ariz.; five grandchildren;
15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lois Shamer of Moorestown, N.J.; and
one brother, Don Augspurger of Normal, Ill.
She was preceded in
death by her parents; sister, Ruth Connor; brother, Dean Augspurger; and
granddaughter, Tanya Ayers.
Online condolences and tributes may
be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com.
Published Friday, August
T. Barnes, 91, a longtime Columbia resident, passed away Monday, Aug.
25, 2014, in Wichita, Kan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 1, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Funeral service
will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, also at Memorial Funeral Home.
Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
He was born in
Hallsville on Sept. 14, 1922, to the late John T. and Virginia Stone
Barnes. On Jan. 16, 1943, he married Mae Doty in Little Rock, Ark., and
she preceded him in death.
John served in the U.S. Army in France
in World War II and graduated with the help of the GI Bill from the
University of Missouri with a bachelor’s in agriculture. He spent his
working career with the Missouri Farmers Association (MFA) and Shelter
He is survived by John T. “Jay” Barnes III
(Shirley) of Wichita, Kan., and Robert Gene “Bob” Barnes (Susan) of Fair
Grove; two grandchildren, Jason Lee Barnes (Rachel) of Springfield and
Shanyn Mae Barton of Fair Grove; and two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and
Kaylin Barton of Fair Grove.
John also was preceded in death by
his brothers and sisters.
Memorial donations in John’s name are
encouraged by the family to the Columbia Humane Society, Kansas Humane
Society or to the charity of your choice.
Tributes can be left
September 21, 2014
Huddleston, 89, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.
Visitation will be
from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Memorial Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, with interment
to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
She was born on July 4,
1925, in Mexico, Mo., the only child of Rose Francis Walker and William
She married Jack Huddleston at First Baptist
Church in Mexico. They shared 49 loving years of marriage before he
preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1993.
She was a graduate of
Mexico High School and attended William Woods College. She chose a
career as a devoted mother and wife. She was a longtime member of First
Baptist Church and valued her church family. She was active and served
in many areas. Her church always was an important part of her life.
She will be remembered most as someone who loved her family and was
interested in all their activities and lives, always living as a good
friend and neighbor.
Thankfully, she led a rich and full life.
She will be sadly missed and deeply remembered by her daughter,
Jacqueline Powers and husband BJ of Columbia; son, Rodney Huddleston and
wife Pamela of Wildwood; and son, Michael Huddleston of Houston, Texas;
four grandchildren, Jason Huddleston and wife Bethany of Four Seasons,
Lori Headricks and husband Travis of O’Fallon, Matthew Huddleston of
Wildwood and Bryan Huddleston and wife Holly of O’Fallon; six
great-grandchildren, twins Grant and Drake Headricks, Hannah, Jack and
Madison Huddleston, and Maya Rose Huddleston.
In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations are suggested to Central Missouri Food Pantry or the
Veterans Administration or First Baptist Church of Columbia.
Published Sunday, October
Lige Jr., 58, of Columbia passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at
Millard Family Funeral Home, where funeral services will follow at 1
p.m. with the Rev. George Lee Coleman Sr. officiating. Interment will
follow at Log Providence Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
was born in Detroit, Mich., on Nov. 10, 1955, the son of Walter Lige Sr.
and Earlee (Bynum) Lige. He was united in marriage on April 17, 2004, in
Columbia to Marcella Blueitt, who survives.
Walter grew up in St.
Louis, where he worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad and cooked
at various area restaurants. After moving to Columbia, he worked for
Columbia Public Schools and for the Jim Cook Construction Co.
Walter enjoyed good music and was a collector for many years. Walter
loved his family and was a great fan of both the St. Louis Rams and the
St. Louis Cardinals. Walter was a man of faith. He was a member of Mount
Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Centralia, where he sang in the choir
and participated in Mission and Bible study. He was in training to
become a deacon.
In addition to his wife, Walter is survived by
one daughter, Shemecca Morris of University City; one stepdaughter,
Bridget Banks (David), and two stepsons, Alen Petty Jr. and Orlando
Stemmons, all of Columbia; one sister, Mary “Tina” Goodman (Ronnie) of
St. Charles; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins,
nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Walter was preceded
in death by his parents and one sister, Diane Taylor.
Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home, 12
E. Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203. 573-442-7112. Online condolences may
be left for the family at
October 26, 2014
Jewell F. Burns,
70, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Columbia.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at 1st Assembly of
God Church, 1100 N. Seventh St. in Columbia. Burial will follow in
Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at
Jewell was born Oct. 12, 1944, to James Thomas and
Ella Mable Wren Bledsoe in Ashland. She married Charles David
Niederschulte, and had two children; he preceded her in death. For many
years, she ran a cleaning service in Columbia.
She also was a
fantastic cook and was known for her homemade fudge and rolls. She often
would deliver food to people in need and cook for many church functions.
Jewell is survived by her son, Larry B. Niederschulte and wife Nancy
of Grain Valley; daughter Melinda Niederschulte and husband Jerry
Walters of Overland Park, Kan.; two brothers, Donald Bledsoe and wife
Carol, and Robert Bledsoe and wife Sara; three sisters, Doris Crowley
and husband Ray, Mary Lou Palmer, and Erma McColskey and husband Bob;
grandchildren, Brandy and Ryan Niederschulte, Hunter Niederschulte,
Brett, Paige, and Season Walters; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Bledsoe.
She was preceded in death by her second husband, Ernest Burns; two
brothers, Ronald and Russell Bledsoe; and her parents John Thomas and
Ella Mable Bledsoe.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to the Columbia First Assembly of God Church. Online
condolences may be left for the family at
January 8, 2015
Jeryl Dean Yates
Vaught, 94, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan.
12, at First Christian Church in Columbia. Lunch will follow at the
Fellowship Hall with burial services at Memorial Cemetery.
Dean Yates was born in Smithville on Dec. 31, 1920. Her parents, Ruth
Dean Martin Yates and Edward Charles Yates, raised her to appreciate
family, friends and education. She attended elementary school in
Smithville, moved to Jefferson City as a young girl and graduated from
Jefferson City High School and Jefferson City Junior College. Because
teaching was her passion, she attended Central Missouri State Teachers
College for one year and taught in country schools in Platte City and
Smithville, Mo., for two years. In 1962 she completed her education
degree at University of Missouri.
While teaching, she met and
fell in love with Richard Wayne Vaught. They married on June 13,1942, in
Smithville. They lived in an apartment on the Plaza in Kansas City and
she worked for Dr. Gimple, who delivered her first born. Their marriage
lasted 70 years. She is survived by her children, Valerie Kent Brown,
Julie Patterson Horton, David Richard Vaught and his wife Dawn; and four
grandchildren, Lisa Davis, Adam Horton, Rachel Horton and Ellen Marie
Tucker and her husband Ryan Tucker.
She was a sixth-grade teacher
at Russell Boulevard School in Columbia, retiring after 22 years. She
was beloved by her students. She remained busy after her years of
teaching, volunteering at the Wardrobe, teaching summer school and
playing bridge. She was a Sunday school teacher and a Deacon at First
Christian Church and enjoyed her participation in the Coffman-Watson
Circle. She was a Member of Retired Teachers of Columbia. She was a
resident of Columbia Manor for her last three years.
was her life and she loved her church and community. Those who loved her
and those she loved surrounded Jerry.
Memorial donations may be
made to the Coffman-Watson Group, First Christian Church.
Tributes can be left online at
February 4, 2015
Charles Walton, 69, passed away at home on
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.
Celebrations of life are planned for a
He was born Dec. 13, 1945, in Muskogee, Okla., but
considered Columbia his home.
Charles received a bachelor’s
degree from Auburn University, master’s degrees from East Tennessee
State University and University of Baltimore, and a doctoral degree from
Florida State University.
Charles was professor emeritus and
taught in the management department from 1988 to 2012 at Gettysburg
College, where he advised student organizations, devotedly supported his
students’ activities, and directed student internships to assist senior
citizens with taxes and finances. He received several student-selected
teaching and service awards, including two for outstanding faculty. He
authored numerous academic publications and co-authored a case textbook.
Charles also taught at Ball State University, Loyola College in Maryland
and the University of Baltimore.
He was a member of Phi Gamma
Delta fraternity and served as a former chief of Section XI. He was a
faculty and chapter advisor and house board member for the Gettysburg
Charles was a licensed certified public
accountant, certified financial planner and business consultant. He was
a former member of the Army Reserve, Muncie Club, Gettysburg Rotary and
the Adams County Council on Aging.
He was an avid reader, tennis
player and golfer. He loved writing short stories, restoring furniture,
cooking, college football, music and, most of all, spending time with
his family and poodles. Charles was strongly committed to cancer
research, bone marrow transplant education and donor programs, and to
rights for students, women and the elderly.
He is survived by his
wife, Spring Jenkins Walton; and family, Thornton Jenkins of Columbia,
Beverly McBryde of Altamonte Springs, Becky Crawford of Nashville,
Tenn., and Jim and Florrie Bonney Higgins of Potosi. He was predeceased
by family members Ruby, Howard and Walton; Mickey Jenkins; and Maurine
and William Lanier.
He will be missed by family, friends and many
former students. Memorials are suggested to MDS research, Johns Hopkins
Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 E. Pratt St., Suite 1700, Baltimore, Md.,
Online condolences may be left at
February 4, 2015
Patrick, 93, of Kansas City, formerly of Columbia, passed away,
surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Corner Brook
Place in Kansas City.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 12
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, where
funeral services will follow at 12 p.m. with Bishop Lorenzo Lawson
officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Carrie was born Sept. 17, 1921, in Columbia, the daughter of Frank
Colbert and Barbara (Baker) Colbert. On Oct. 5, 1985, she was united in
marriage to Charles R. Patrick, who survives in their home.
Carrie attended Frederick Douglass High School and worked for the
University of Missouri for many years. Carrie was a dedicated foster
grandparent, in addition to raising her own children and several
grandchildren. She loved caring for others. She was a true giver. She
loved cooking and having the house filled with family and friends. She
was a longtime member of Second Missionary Baptist Church until her move
to Kansas City.
In addition to her husband, who called her his
“Sweet Petunia,” Carrie is survived by six children, Barbara (John)
Smith of Kansas City, Tyrone (Mary Ann) Robinson of Great Falls, Mont.,
Tonette Lawson of Columbia, Crystal Gregory of Kansas City, Nathaniel
Gregory of Columbia, and Ann Bowers of Kansas City; one brother, William
(Rebecca) Colbert of Columbia; one sister, Ruth Colbert of St. Louis;
twenty-three grandchildren; forty-six great-grandchildren; and a host of
other relatives, including great-great grandchildren, cousins, nieces
Carrie was preceded in death by her parents; one
daughter, Regina Robinson; one son, Phillip Robinson; and two sisters,
Bessie Butler and Gertrude Crum.
The family wishes to express
heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Heartland Hospice. Arrangements are
under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home. Online condolences
may be left for the family at
February 10, 2015
Dr. Thomas R. Shrout, 95, of Columbia died
Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30
a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Lenoir Woods Community Center.
Shrout was born on Sept. 24, 1919, on the family farm in Eastern Jackson
County. He was the son of Thomas J. and Bernice Ida Lee (Jones) Shrout.
On June 21, 1943, he married Mildred (Ray) Shrout, who preceded him
in death in 2006.
Dr. Shrout graduated from William Chrisman High
School in Independence in 1937. In 1940, he received a Bachelor of Arts
degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. In 1943, he
received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Lexington (Ky.) Theological
Seminary, then known as College of the Bible.
He received a
master’s degree in theology in 1949 and a doctorate of theology in 1954,
both from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
While a seminary
student, he was pastor of Crestwood (Ky.) Central Christian Church. As a
doctoral student, he was pastor of First Congregational Church in
After graduating from Harvard, Dr. Shrout was
appointed New Testament assistant professor at the Missouri School of
Religion in Columbia, a position he held until 1958, when he was
appointed professor and president of the school.
In 1969, he
became humanities division chairman at Culver-Stockton College in
Canton. He retired from Culver-Stockton in 1984 and returned to Columbia
for the remainder of his life.
Dr. Shrout retained his lifelong
interest in agriculture and gardening. He was a member of the Men’s
Garden Club, a longtime member of the Columbia Kiwanis Club and the
First Christian Church, where he held various leadership positions.
He is survived by his two children, Martha Brown of Chicago and
Thomas R. Shrout Jr. (Debra) of St. Louis; and four grandchildren, Lyla
Brown of Chesapeake City, Md., Thomas R. Shrout III (Nichole Merkel) of
St. Louis, Nancy Kraemer (Brian) of San Francisco and Rachael E. Shrout
of West Hollywood, Calif.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests
friends send memorials to the Older Adults Ministry or the Mildred
Shrout Scholarship Fund both c/o the First Christian Church, Columbia.
Condolences can be sent to the family at
February 19, 2015
Irene Rimmer, 95,
of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Mexico, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at
Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 22, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
She was born on Aug. 7, 1919, the daughter of Ella (Gilmore) and Jim
Caruthers. Irene married Bill Rimmer on July 5, 1941, in Columbia.
During their 55 years of marriage, some of their hobbies included
square-dancing and volunteering at Regional Hospital. They were both
members of the Cosmopolitan Club and Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters, Janice Douglas and Patricia (Peter)
Lazauskas; grandchildren, Nikol (Adam) Terrill, Brett Douglas, Mark
Evans and Michael (Kim) Evans; ten great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and
Price Terrill; Taylor (Isaiah) Nava; Zsandor, Jaedon, McKinzee, Wrylee,
Jaxzyn, Ehlee and Avree Evans; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William; three
sisters; two brothers; and two sons-in-law, Darriel Douglas and John
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Loving
Care Hospice, 914 W. Main St., Bowling Green, Mo., 63334, or to Calvary
Baptist Church, 606 Ridgeway Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65203.
condolences may be shared with the family at
Published Friday, May
Trevor Jackson Hourigan, 47, passed from his earthly life
to join his heavenly Father on Thursday, May 7, 2015.
services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Parker Funeral
Service. A visitation will precede the service at 1 p.m. Interment will
follow at Columbia Cemetery.
He has fought a courageous battle
with cancer for a year. Trevor was born in Columbia on Sept. 26, 1967,
to Judi and Greg Hourigan, both of whom preceded him in death.
is survived by his brother, Gregory Shawn Hourigan of Columbia, and his
nephew, Hunter Hourigan of Kansas City.
He attended the
University of Missouri, Columbia College and Southwest Missouri State.
He was employed in sales positions with Southwestern Bell, the
Yellow Pages and Sysco Foods.
An avid Mizzou football fan, Trevor
will be sadly missed by his band of “tailgate buddies.” Passionate about
tailgating, Trevor would often arrive on game day six to eight hours
before kickoff to secure their favorite spot. Highlighting his three
decades of home game attendance was the invitation he received to sit on
the sidelines with the team during Mizzou’s 2015 spring game.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
June 28, 2015
Thornton Jenkins, 91, passed away Thursday, June
He is survived by his daughter, Spring Jenkins Walton
He was predeceased by his wife, Mickey Higgins
Jenkins, and his son-in-law, Charles Walton.
In accordance with
his wishes, memorial contributions may be sent to MDS research, Johns
Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 E. Pratt St., Suite 1700, Baltimore,
Online condolences may be left at
Published in Kansas
City Star on July 25, 2015
Henry A. Doenges,
70, passed away July 22, 2015, at Life Care Center of Osawatomie,
Henry was born Sept. 22, 1944, to Faye Eugene and
Elizabeth Carey Doenges in Moultrie, Ga. He was raised in Columbia, Mo.
He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and received an honorable discharge. On
May 30, 1991, he was united in marriage to Nancy Rigg. Henry owned a
pest control business in Arizona and Texas, worked for JC Nichols as a
commercial painting contractor. He also served his community as Stanton
County Township Clerk for nine years.
Henry enjoyed shooting and
took pride in keeping his acreage well maintained. He had fun shooting
hedge apples with his kids. He was an avid Chiefs fan. He had quite the
life full of adventure, intrigue, and laughter and he is on to his next
Henry is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Pamela
Eugene Yarborough, King Henry Doenges, and Max Douglas Doenges; 12
grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and sister, Jane Kendrick.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, at Penwell-Gabel Funeral
Home, 605 O'Neal Ave., Osawatomie, Kan. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m.
prior to the service. Burial is in Osawatomie Cemetery.
a special message for the family online, please visit
Arr.: Penwell-Gabel Osawatomie Chapel,
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HOT SPRINGS AR 71913
Carolyne Sue Culotti, 70, of Hot
Springs, Arkansas, died Sunday, September 6, 2015.
She was born
May 10, 1945 to the late Gaylord & Marth (Ellis) McIlvain. Carolyne was
a member of Christian Ministries Church.
She is preceded in death
by her husband, Don Culotti and a brother Judd McIlvain.
survived by her daughter Christi-Ann Faith Baldwin & her husband Hal
Miller; a brother Gary McIlvain & his wife Val; and a sister-in-law
A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm
Thursday, November 12, 2015 with Rev. Mark Adams officiating.
Added by Susan
December 10, 2015
McGreer died at home in Bloomington on Dec. 9. He was born Apr. 1, 1945,
in Iowa City, Iowa, to the late Maynard and Evelyn Wagner McGreer.
Dennis is survived by wife Susan Schooler of Bloomington; brother
Jerry McGreer and sister Carol Camp of Texas; daughter Laura Mintz of
Liverpool, England; and grandchildren Liya and Delilah Mintz, Parker
McFarren, Nicolai and Alexis Núñez, and Jackson Busker. He was preceded
in death by grandson Eli Mintz.
Dennis retired from Indiana
University in July, 2014, where he had worked for over 30 years. He
served on the faculty of the I.U. School of Music in the Secondary Piano
department and later in the School of Music Administrative Offices. For
many years he worked at UITS (University Information Technology
Services) on the team that developed systems for the I.U. Libraries
statewide. Prior to coming to I.U., he was a Russian linguist with the
U.S. Army for four years.
Dennis was an accomplished pianist and
teacher who passed on his love of music to countless students at I.U.
and in the Bloomington community. He was known for his sense of humor
and gentle character. He was an avid reader with wide-ranging
intellectual curiosity. He enjoyed choral singing, international travel,
languages, riverboats, and cats.
Funeral services will be held
Sunday at 1 P.M. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 3750 E. Third St., and
will be followed by interment at the congregation cemetery located in
Valhalla Memory Gardens. The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard is in
charge of arrangements.
The family requests that, in lieu of
flowers, anyone wishing to honor Dennis' memory do it in one of the
following ways: plant a tree in Israel through the Jewish National Fund;
or make a contribution to the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, &
Technology in Bloomington or the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center
Susan R. Schooler
January 2, 2016
“Bill” Windsor Jr., 93, of Columbia went home to God’s beautiful heaven above on
Dec. 30, 2015.
Funeral services will follow a Masonic service that will
start at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Family will
receive friends from 1 p.m. until the start of the Masonic and funeral services.
Burial with full military honors will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
was born on Dec. 18, 1922, in Mineola to Floyd Bell Sr. and Mary Ettie Tate
On Dec. 10, 1944, he married Carlie “Connie” Wells at Tyndall
Field (now known as Tyndall Air Force Base) in Panama City, Fla., and she
He attended the University of Missouri Engineering School and
left to serve his country. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air
Forces, co-piloting a B-24 bomber during World War II. He retired as an iron
worker with Local 396 of St. Louis and Local 10 of Kansas City. In his younger
days, he was an active Sunday School teacher, special singer with his wife and
occasionally filled in at the pulpit. He was currently a member of the Fairview
United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Twilight Lodge No. 114, York
Rite, Scottish Rite and a male member of the Order of Eastern Star. Our Pop was
deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
In addition to his wife, he is
survived by a son, Gerold “Jerry” Windsor of Hallsville; a sister, Ada Lee
Stockley of Hartford, Ala.; six grandchildren: Pam Windsor, Stacie Windsor
Friedrich (John), Debbie Windsor, Col. Jason Scott Windsor (JoEllen), Vecie
Windsor, and Jonathan Paul Windsor (Mandi); seven great-grandchildren: Heather,
Suzanne, Christine, Josh, Zackary, Nathan and Jonathan, Jr.; and many loving
nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death
by a son, Floyd “John” Windsor III and a sister, Irene Akers.
contributions are suggested to The Salvation Army of Columbia, Oral Roberts
Ministries or Samaritan’s Purse, 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, March 2, 2016
Maxine Shouse Thomas, 97,
of Columbia went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 5, at Columbia First
Assembly of God, 1100 N. Seventh St. Services will immediately follow the
visitation at the church. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Thomas was born Sept. 4, 1918, in Buffalo, Mo., to Marion and Olie Finley
On Sept. 12, 1942, she married Wayne Leon Thomas in Las Vegas.
She attended Missouri State Teachers College in Springfield, graduating with a
Bachelor of Music Education at Indiana State Teachers College, Indiana, Pa.
Maxine was a devoted Christian, wife and mother, loved by many in the community.
She taught vocal and instrumental music in several Missouri public schools.
Survivors include six children, Sharon Jouret (Joe) of Springfield, Judy
Wright (Tim) of Columbia, Gary Thomas (Barbara) of Springfield, Steve Thomas
(Marilyn) of Columbia, Mark Thomas (Joyce) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Pam Medina
(Vince) of Springfield; 21 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.
was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne; an infant son, Kevin;
six sisters, Lorene, Ruth, Mabel, Gayl, Doris and Carol; and one brother,
Memorial contributions are suggested to First Assembly of God’s
mission fund in honor of Maxine Thomas, 1100 N. Seventh St., Columbia, Mo.,
Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at