Memorial for Deceased Kewpies, Class of 1986

Billy Campbell

Angela Cheatom
Donald Crow
Donald Dawson

Teresa Dierking

Beth Green

Teresa Hartle

Jennifer Herborn

Truman Highbarger

Clay Hinshaw

Rich Hollinger

Kevin Honeycutt

Timothy Hoover

Nelson Jones

Andy Kanagawa

Hillary Leslie

Paul Lowry

Brian Luciano

Todd McKinlay

Todd Odneal

Kenny Pangborn

Rona Pierceall

Rusty Spieler

James Veach

Anthony Weil

Wayne Wheeler
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Story ran on Monday, December 4, 2000
William D. Campbell, 33, of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at his home.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Nilson Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Lively officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Bevier. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the funeral home.

Mr. Campbell was born Jan. 3, 1967, in Rolla to Lynn and Norma Kay Campbell.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1986, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bevier.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Lynn and Gloria Campbell of Columbia; a brother, Gregory Campbell of Columbia; a stepbrother, Chris Wolf of Columbia; and a stepsister, Tracy Wolf of Fulton.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Published Saturday, January 28, 2006

Teresa Marie Turner, 37, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at University Hospital.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Columbia United Church of Christ, 3201 I-70 Drive N.W., with the Rev. Jerry Keeney officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Johns Church in Amazonia with the Rev. David Elliott officiating.
Mrs. Turner was born May 2, 1968, in Columbia to Richard W. and L. Marlene Brandt Dierking.

Teresa was a 1986 graduate of Hickman High School.

On Dec. 29, 1990, she married Brian Scott Turner Sr. in Amazonia.

She was employed with MBS Textbook Exchange since 1991.

She was a member of Columbia United Church of Christ.

She was an avid reader, especially of Stephen King novels, and loved to watch movies and listen to music. She cared for many animals, including her dog, Speckles.

Mrs. Turner was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer in August 1997. She was rediagnosed in July 2004 while six months pregnant. She battled it for an additional 18 months with the love of her child.

Survivors include her husband and her son, Brian Scott Turner Jr., of Columbia; her father, Richard Dierking of Columbia; her mother, Marlene Dierking of Waverly; a sister, Sherry S. Wilper and her husband, Neal, of Columbia and a niece, Kayla Hampton; parents-in-law, Roy and Thelma Burgess Turner of Amazonia; sister-in-law Sherri Johnson of Amazonia; nephew and niece, David and Christina Johnson; and a grandmother-in-law, Dora Harding Turner.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Homer and Opal Dierking, and maternal grandparents, Wilfred and Eva Marie Brandt.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeand

Published Sunday, April 28, 2002
Truman Clay Highbarger, 33, of Columbia died Friday, April 26, 2002, at his home.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 29, at the Highbarger/Adelstein farm, 6301 W. Route K, Columbia.

Mr. Highbarger was born on July 6, 1968, in Marshall to Carroll and Antoinette Heaper Highbarger.

On May 11, 1996, he married Jennifer Adelstein in Columbia, and she survives.

Mr. Highbarger was a 1987 graduate of Hickman High School. He was an artist who specialized in jewelry, woodworking, metal work and Indian lore.

Other survivors include a son, Fisher Highbarger of Columbia; a daughter, Jacy Highbarger of Columbia; his father and stepmother, Betty Crawford, of Columbia; his mother and stepfather, Bill Cottrell, of Washington, Ill.; and a sister, Lynne Highbarger of Columbia.

Memorials are suggested to the Jacy and Fisher Highbarger Education Fund, Boone County National Bank, Eighth and Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Published Sunday, September 17, 2006
Timothy Wayne Hoover, 38, of Columbia, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at Mayo Clinic-St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Services, conducted by Pastor Dennis Stuart, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Praise Assembly of God Church in Columbia.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Praise Assembly. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Timothy was born Feb. 20, 1968, to Donald W. Hoover and Mary Ward Hoover in Silver Spring, Md. He attended Praise Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his father, Donald W. Hoover; his mother, Mary Hoover, both of Columbia; and one daughter, McKenzy.

Arrangements made by Nilson Funeral Home.

Published Saturday, October 11, 2003
Nelson W. Jones, 35, of Columbia died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at Warren Funeral Chapel, 12 E. Ash St., with the Rev. Gregory Pennington officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the funeral chapel.

Mr. Jones was born Feb. 1, 1968, in Indoila, Miss., to George Rainey Sr. and Mae Jones.

He was a graduate of Hickman High School. He was employed at Mantago Restaurant in Fulton. He belonged to Eternal Refuge Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia.

Survivors include his parents, George and Mae Rainey of Columbia; three daughters, Chelsea Jones, Morgan Jones and Arianna Jones, all of Columbia; a step-sister, Genesis Ward of Columbia; two sisters, Florence Hicks and Mary Rainey, both of Columbia; and two brothers, George Rainey Jr. and Jerome Rainey, both of Columbia.

Story ran on Monday, June 04 2001
Brian K. Luciano, 33, of Columbia died Friday, June 1, 2001, at his sister’s home in Columbia.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 S. Charles Road. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the Funeral Home.

Mr. Luciano was born Aug. 19, 1967, to Anthony and Magdalena Luciano in Lakenheath, England.

He graduated from Hickman High School in 1986 and attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He was employed in a light show production.

Survivors include his parents; a brother, Anthony Luciano of Columbia; a sister, Rachel A. Luciano of Columbia; his fiance, Karen Pummill, and her children, April, and Robert, all of Columbia; and his paternal grandmother, Angela Luciano of Altoona, Pa.

Memorials are suggested to the Luciano Grandchild Fund, c/o Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road, Columbia, Mo. 65202.

Story ran on September 4, 1998

Obituary: Todd McKinlay

Todd Val McKinlay, 30, of Columbia died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in Columbia.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4708 Highland Parkway with Bishop Michael Reall officiating. Burial will be in Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, at the church. Arrangements were made under the direction Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. McKinlay was born May 3, 1968, in Idaho Falls to Lyle and Kristine McKinlay.

He graduated from Hickman High School and Linn Technical College. He was employed at Sinclair Research Center.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Lyle and Sandy McKinlay of Firth, Idaho; his mother and stepfather, Kristine and Jay Kunze of Pocatello, Idaho; his fiancée, Kim Pierce of Columbia; a son, James McKinlay of Columbia; a daughter, Ashley McKinlay of Columbia; a brother, Scott McKinlay of Alamagordo, N.M.; a grandmother, Verna Kissner of Idaho Falls; and three step siblings, Dustin, Brandon and Katee, all of Kirth.

He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

Memorials are suggested to a memorial fund at Boone County National Bank, Eighth Street and Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Published Friday, June 28, 2002
Kenneth "Kenny" Louis Pangborn, 34, of Wooldridge died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at University Hospital.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 W. Business Loop 70, with the Rev. Archie Willey officiating. At 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30, there will be a celebration of his life at Abigail’s Restaurant in Rocheport. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Pangborn was born Jan. 22, 1968 in Columbia to Thomas and Elizabeth "Betty" Hays Pangborn.

He married Robin Lipkin on Aug. 22, 1999 in Moniteau County, and she survives.

Mr. Pangborn was a massage therapist for six years and was employed with Advanced Plumbing for four years. He was a member of the Harley Owners Group.

Survivors also include his parents, Tom and Betty Pangborn of Columbia; a daughter, Lili Anna Pangborn of Wooldridge; and two brothers, Thomas Pangborn of Monroe City, and Joe Pangborn of Columbia.

Memorials are suggested to the Lili Anna Pangborn Fund, in care of Mizzou Credit Union, 111 E. Broadway., Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Published Thursday, September 25, 2008
Anthony Scott Weil, 40, of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at Boone Hospital Center after a long battle with multiple myeloma.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Faith Baptist Church, 3909 Brown Station Road, with Pastor Joe Kline presiding. Burial will follow at Red Top Cemetery in Hallsville.

Anthony was born in Breckenridge, Minn., on May 20, 1968, to Gary and Alice Weil.

The family moved to Columbia in 1974.

Anthony graduated from Hickman High School in 1986.

A proud American, Anthony served in the U.S. Air Force from 1987 to 1992. He attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield. He was studying to be a minister. He was in Iraq for nine months.

He loved hunting, fishing and gardening.

A devout Christian, Anthony was very active in church. He studied the Bible regularly and witnessed for the Lord every opportunity he had. Anthony set a very good example in his everyday life by praying, witnessing and giving.

Tony gave of himself so others could have life more abundantly. Anthony did not build or live in a mansion on this Earth, nor did he store up wealth to spend here. Tony had his eye on the prize in the sky and worked tirelessly to help others spiritually and economically until his death.

He is survived by his fiancee, Wilgee Vina; his parents, Gary and Alice Weil of Columbia; two brothers, Michael Weil of Columbia and Timothy Weil of Warrensburg; his grandparents, Robert and Ann Weil of Hazen, N.D.; his nieces, Kaithyn Weil and Kyleith Weil of Harrisburg; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clifford and Lillian Johnson; and uncle James Weil.

Flowers, donations and memorials can be sent to Faith Baptist Church. Further donations can be sent to the Multiple Myeloma Charitable Foundation (MMCF), P.O. Box 6454, Rochester, Minn., 55903.

Arrangements are by Nilson Funeral Home.

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Richard Evan Hollinger, 44, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at his home.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at The Crossing, 3615 Southland Drive with service following at 5 p.m.

Rich was born July 16, 1968, in Elkton, Md., to Joyce Baker Hollinger and Edward Hollinger. He married the love of his life, Amie Lynn Hayes on April 6, 1990, in Columbia. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1986.

Rich worked for UPS for 16 years and worked as a contractor and, most recently, worked as a product manager for Manor Roofing and Restoration.

Rich was always happy and full of life. His smile lit up any room. He was always willing to help others and valued his wife and girls and his friends.

Rich is survived by his wife, Amie; daughters, Alexis and Anna, of Columbia; parents, Edward Hollinger of Florida, and Joyce and Byron Ollendike of Columbia; two brothers, Ronald (Lauren) Hollinger of Alexandria, Va. and Robert (Leigh) Hollinger of Columbia; father and mother-in-law, Jerry and Faye Hayes; brothers and sisters-in-law, Danny and Kim Grant, Brett and Gena Patton, Joe and Laura Hayes, Justin and Kati Grant, all of Columbia, and Brad and Staci Henks of Lee's Summit; 19 nieces and nephews; and three great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Evan Hayes Hollinger; and grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Rich Hollinger's Children's College Fund, in care of Landmark Bank, P.O. Box 1860, Columbia, Mo., 65205. Tributes can be left online at

Published Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mary Elizabeth Green Logan, 45, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at University Hospital.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Grace Bible Church, 601 Blue Ridge Road in Columbia. An informal visitation will follow.

Beth, as she was known to her family and school friends, was born April 2, 1968, in Quincy, Ill., to Dr. James D. and Mary Lou Green.

She graduated from Hickman High School in 1986. She completed an associate degree at Stephens College.

She loved working as a hairstylist at Hair Design 1000 and attending the Hickman Kewpie basketball games, where her son, Cray, played and now coaches the team. She also enjoyed taking her beloved dog, King, to the dog park. Many of her closest friends were those whom she met and bonded with through the mutual love of their pets.

Survivors include her parents, Jim and Mary Lou Green of Hartsburg; a son, Cray Logan of Columbia; three sisters: Julie O'Reilly-Chapman of Ashland, Jennifer Sanders of Columbia and Jan Imlay (Dr. Glen Imlay) of Huntington, W.Va.; a brother, Jeffrey Green of Tempe, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, Tom Sanders of Columbia; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Beth was preceded in death by a son, James E. Hickem III.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Jennifer Lynn Herborn, daughter of Pete Herborn and June Burk, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 19, 2015, surrounded by her family.

A remembrance gathering will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at 44 Stone Public House in Columbia.

She is survived by her son, Levi; grandchildren Eden and Roan; father, Peter; and brothers Michael and Steven.

A 20-year employee of the state in the probation and parole division, she will be dearly missed by her friends, co-workers and family. Jennifer joins her mother, June, in a fierce army of angels watching over her grandchildren.

Published Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Andy Kanagawa, 48, of Columbia passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, from complications due to cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 W. Rollins Road, with Pastor Michael Stanfield officiating. All attending are welcome to attend a reception in the church fellowship hall immediately after the service.

He was born Nov. 21, 1967, in St. Louis, the son of Linda Ortmeyer Kanagawa and Harold Kanagawa.

Andy was a graduate of Hickman High School and was a talented horticulturist and master gardener, a program of the Missouri University Extension Service. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Columbia.

Andy was kind, generous and compassionate, caring for his grandparents Beulah and Oscar Ortmeyer in their final years in their home in Jefferson City and his stepfather Curt Brandhorst in his final year in his home in Columbia.

Andy had a gentle sense of humor, a vivid imagination and was a collector of classic sci-fi movie memorabilia. He loved animals and had two beloved cats, Tommy and CiCi.

He is survived by his mother, Linda Ortmeyer Kanagawa; father Harold Kanagawa and his wife, Sandy; sister Pam Rubert and her husband, Russ; brother Chris Kanagawa and his wife, Kim; stepsister Stacy and her husband, David; aunt Patricia Dornfeld; cousin Debbie Dornfeld; and nephew Niko and nieces Lily and Nora.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meds & Food For Kids in Haiti, USA Headquarters, 4488 Forest Park Ave., Suite 230, St. Louis, Mo., 65108,

Expressions of grief and sympathy may be left for the family at

Posted online on October 28, 2021

Harrisburg - Rona Beth Duncan

2/10/1968 – 10/25/2021

Rona Duncan, 53, of Harrisburg, MO passed away Monday, October 25, 2021. Funeral services will be 1pm, Saturday October 30th at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West Columbia with burial to follow in Perche Cemetery. Friends may gather at the funeral home from 11am-1pm before the service.

Rona was born February 10, 1968 in Columbia to Rollie and Patsie Willing Pierceall. She was a 1986 graduate of Hickman High School. In 1990 she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Technology from Charleston Southern University in South Carolina. She worked several years for Cerner as a Senior Support Manager maintaining servers for the University of Missouri. She was known for her kind smile, loving heart, and her genuine love for others.

She is survived by her husband, Aaron Duncan of Harrisburg; son, Corey (Valerie) Duncan of Munford, TN; daughter, Julia Duncan of Kansas City, MO; granddaughter, Mary Beth Duncan; parents, Rollie (Patsie) Pierceall of Columbia; her father and mother-in-law, Roger (Earleen) Duncan of Columbia, and a loving extended family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Quilts of Valor Foundation, P.O. Box 191, Winterset, IA 50273. DESIGNATE Patriot Piecers, Columbia, MO 65201 Group 12468, Coyote Hill 1209 E Walnut St, Columbia, MO 65201, or your favorite Christian Radio Station.

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