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Kewpie Family Deaths - 2014
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Those we love truly never die
Though year by year the sad memorial wreath--
A ring and flowers, types of life and death--
Are laid upon their graves.
Well blessed is she who has a dear one dead
A friend she has whose face will never change,
A dear communion that will not grow strange.
The anchor of a life is death.
There is no death, nor change, nor any ending.
Only a journey, and so many go
That we who stay at length discern the blending
Of the two roads, two breaths, two lives, and so
Come to the high and quiet knowledge that the dead
Are but ourselves, made beautiful instead.
 From, "Readings on the Philosophy of Death"
Author Unknown, from "Poetry For Verse Speaking Choir"
Arranged by, Helen D. Williams

























OBITUARIES COURTESY OF"THE COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE"
Bernice Marie Schmitz Korschgen, mother of Carl Korschgen (Class of 1966), Chris Korschgen (Class of 1968) and Cathy Azdell (Class of 1970) passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.

Ruth Parish Crane, wife of Luther Crane (Class of 1956) passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at her home in Columbia.

Barbara Ann DeVore, mother of Teresa "Terry" Ann Merz (Class of 1975) passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.

Mary Lou Ellison Davis, mother of Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy” Babcock (Class of 1990) and Mary Kathleen “Katie” Davis (Class of 1994) died at her home in Columbia, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014.

William “Bill” Laskin Fairman, father of Jessica (Class of 1992) and Jonathan (Class of 1995) passed away Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014.

Gary Dale Bemboom, father of Lisa Bemboom (Class of 1986) and Amy Bemboom (Class of 1990) Dec. 24, 2014.

Harold Skrabal, father of Brian (Class of 1993) and  Melissa (Class of 1997) passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.

Lloyd Dryden Hiler, father of  Beth Bean (Class of 1966) and Sally Armontrout (Class of 1967) passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

Daryl Jerome Hobbs, father of Holly Hobbs (Class of 1996) passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

Catherine C. Seltsam, wife of Robert Seltsam (Class of 1971) passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at her home in Columbia.

Betty Ann Wendel Sander, ,mother of Saundra Moore (Class of 1971) and Deborah Richards (Class of 1974) passed away at her home in Columbia, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.

Harvey F. Strothmann, father of Sharon Renken (Class of 1969), Wayne Strothmann (Class of 1972) and Glen Strothmann (Class of 1974) died Dec. 13, 2014, at Boone Hospital.

Beverly Robertson Murrell, M.D., mother of Heather Crane (Class of 1985) and Hudson Murrell (Class of 1987) died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at The Arbors in Columbia.

Mary O’Dell Zumwalt Acton, mother of Dale Acton (Class of 1964) and Rosemary Geisler (Class of 1969) passed away on Dec. 11, 2014 at her home in Columbia.

Alberta Weaver, mother of Teresa West (Class of 1968) and Donna Woolever (Class of 1971) passed away the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at Willowbrook Nursing Home in Effingham, Ill.

Iva Dell Thurman, mother of Dennis Thurman (Class of 1960) and Lindell Thurman (Class of 1964) passed away on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at South Hampton Place.

Annie E. Ratliff, wife of Kenneth Ratliff (Class of 1961) passed away Dec. 6, 2014.

Joyce Sue Steere, wife of Harold "Hank" Steere (1957 - 1984 Hickman & CPS) passed away Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at Ashland Healthcare.

Monica Ann Creighton, mother of Christopher Creighton (Class of 1979) passed away Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 27, 2014.

Dr. Owen Winston Miller, father of Keith Miller (Class of 1972), Nancy Miller-Sewell (Class of 1974) and Barb Onofrio (Class of 1975) passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at the home of his daughter in Kansas City.

Josephine Ball Hofsess, mother of  John Hofsess Jr (Class of 1965) and Robert Hofsess (Class of 1973) passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

Peggy (Jackie) Brockman, wife of Robert Brockman (Class of 1941) passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

Carl Norman Scheneman, father of Stephen Scheneman (Class of 1966) and Susan Schuppan (Class of 1968) died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the University Medical Center in Columbia.

Helen Lorraine Jenkins, mother of Linda Diefendorf (Class of 1965), Parker Jenkins (Class of 1969) and Bill Jenkins (Class of 1971) passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at Boone Hospital.

Dr. Mitchell Jay Rosenholtz, father of Cathy Rosenholtz (Class of 1983) died Saturday morning, Nov. 15, 2014, at The Bluffs, in Columbia.

Franklin L. Mitchell Jr., M.D., father of Brian A. Mitchell (Class of 1974) and Richard Miller Mitchell (Class of 1979) passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at his home in Columbia.

Harland E. Abbott III, partner of Michael Zwonitzer (Class of 1982) passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.

Charles David Rumbaugh, father of Amanda Tappana (Class of 2000) passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at Boone County Hospital.

John E. Bauman Jr., father of John William Bauman (Class of 1983), Catherine Lambert (Class of 1985) and Amy Starr (Class of 1987) passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at his home in Columbia.

Clara Mae Corbin Wright, mother of Mariam Wright Decker (Class of 1963),  John Wesley Wright (Class of 1975), Marla Sue Thelen (Class of 1977) and Colin Wright (Class of 1978) died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at her home in Ashland.

Robert Lee “Bob” Smith, father of Robin Smith Kordes (Class of 1980) and Dana Smith Wood (Class of 1986) passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

John Arthur Kadlec, father of Judy Rechterman (Class of 1970) and Peggy Collins (Class of 1972) passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Columbia.

Albert Carl Dude father of Carol Stryhal (Class of 1962), Kelly Dude (Class of 1968), Kim Lammy (Class of 1970) and Carla Jones (Class of 1977) died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Columbia.

Doris B. Level, mother of , Michael Level (Class of 1969) and Teresa Meder (Class of 1973) passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

Margaret L. Gill, mother of Janice Ellsworth (Class of 1962) and David Gill (Class of 1968) passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

Wayne F. Wootton, father of Tony Wootton, deceased (Class of 1980) passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at University Hospital.

Joan Moonan Pinnell, mother of Patrick Louis Pinnell (Class of 1967), Linda Joan Pinnell (Class of 1968), Robert Emmett Pinnell (Class of 1970), Peter Jackson Pinnell (Class of 1972) and Anthony Joseph Pinnell (Class of 1974) died on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at her Columbia.

Russell Marvin “Marve” Owens, father of Karen Pletz, deceased (Class of 1965), Susan L. Dasta (Class of 1970) and Leslie A. Owens (Class of 1972) passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.

Frank Ehler Jr., father of Frank Ehler (Class of 1973) and Sylvia Martin (Class of 1973) passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.

Wilford Thomas Baker, father of Darlene Parker (Class of 1973), Eva Ray (Class of 1983), Mary Flood (Class of 1984) and William Baker (Class of 1986) passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at his home in Columbia.

Walter Lige Jr., husband of Marcella Blueitt (Class of 1963) passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.

Barb Steuerwald, sister of Dan Steuerwald (Class of 1979) passed away on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

Dorothy Walker Huddleston, mother of Michael Huddleston (Class of 1963), Rodney Huddleston (Class of 1968) and Jacqueline Powers (Class of 1982) died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

Mancle Guss Kintner Sr., father of Kenneth Kintner (Class of 1957), Donald Kintner (Class of 1959), Marilyn Gibbons (Class of 1960), Carolyn Downy (Class of 1962), Ruth Evert (Class of 1964), Carl Kintner (Class of 1966), Mancle Jr. Kintner (Class of 1967) and Mary Jane Curtis (Class of 1969) passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at his home in Columbia.

Austin Davis John, father of Teri (Class of 1977) and Mike (Class of 1978) passed away at his home at his home in Columbia, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

Patricia Wallace, mother of Sandra Wallace (Class of 1977) and Lisa Evans (Class of 1980)passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014.

John O. Zaring, father of Tami Walker (Class of 1980), Doug Zaring (Class of 1981) and Shawna Neuner (Class of 1990) passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Columbia.

Nancy B. Steinman, mother of Suzanne Wilson (Class of 1979) and Scott Steinman (Class of 1981) passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Kansas City.

Wilmoth “Willie” Jorene Walcott, mother of Jon (Class of 1971), Stephanie (Class of 1976) and Wesley, deceased (Class of 1980) passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.

Thomas W. Schranck Sr., father of Tommy Jr. (Class of 2009), Ben (Class of 2011) and Becca (Class of 2012) died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

Betty A. Hink Jones, mother of Paula Weiss (Class of 1967) passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at her daughter's on Madeline Island in Wisconsin.

Walter W. Williamson, father of Walter W. Williamson Jr. (Class of 1965) and David C. Williamson (Class of 1970) passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.

William Dean Poore, father of Kandis Derenzy (Class of 1966), Marta Poore (Class of 1969), Mark Poore (Class of 1969) Karla Malaney (Class of 1971) and Lesa Tegeler (Class of 1974) passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

Rebecca “Becky” Kay Roemer East, daughter of Charlie Roemer, deceased (Class of 1944) passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.

Donald “Don” Fredrick Elderbrook, father of Donna Davis (Class of 1967) and Paula Elderbrook (Class of 1972) passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.

Ramona “Mona” Gwen Wieberg, mother of Jessica Wieberg (Class of 2010) passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at her home in Columbia.

Charles Frederick Ramey Sr., father of Aitriona Lois Peterson-Ramey (Class of 2014) passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.

Anna Downing, mother of Jay Downing (Class of 1983) and Joy Barbero (Class of 1989) passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at her home in Fayette.

Esther Annalee Ayers, mother of Rodney Ayers (Class of 1963), Steve Ayers (Class of 1966) Barbara Bach (Class of 1971) passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at her home in Williams, Arizona.

June W. Burkhart, mother of Deirdre (Class of 1959) and Jim (Class of 1962) died peacefully on Aug. 16, 2014, in Kansas City.

Paul Booker, father of Margaret (Class of 1980), Sarah (Class of 1982)and Charlie (Class of 1984) died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the Veterans Home in Mexico, MO.

Albert J. Delmez, Ph.D., father of Jay Delmez (Class of 1965) passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

Vivian Creech Purdy, mother of George (Class of 1966), Robert (Class of 1967), Christina (Class of 1970) and Raymond (Class of 1972) passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.

Kevin Braman, father of Megan Kinkade (Class of 2004) and Allison Braman (Class of 2010) passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at University Hospital.

Curtis Wayne Nance, father of Keith Nance (Class of 1984) and Kelli Heuer (Class of 1986) passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.

Ella Mabel Bledsoe, mother of Donald Bledsoe (Class of 1956) passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Columbia Manor.

Judith Deanne “Dee” Earnest, mother of Kevin Scott Earnest (Class of 1980) and Bradley Kent Earnest (Class of 1985) passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at her home in Ozark, Missouri.

Mary Jean Ditmore Dreier, mother of Matt Dreier (Class of 1993) passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.

Clyde (Bud) Allen Heafley, father of Linda Allen (Class of 1973), Nancy Hannan (Class of 1974) and Suzette Benson (Class of 1982) passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.

John Gillespie Gross Sr., father of John Gross Jr. (Class of 1969) passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Jerry Lee Wade, father of Kimberly Bones (Class of 1984) died at home, in Columbia, Saturday, July 26, 2014.

John Lawrence Bush father of Jeffrey Bush (Class of 2006) passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at his home in Columbia.

Ralph C. Dobbs, father of Marilyn Schappert (Class of 1965), Jeanie Dobbs (Class of 1967), Sherry Kaye Dobbs (Class of 1968)Sue Dobbs (Class of 1973) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Betty Mae Bundy, mother of Linda Bundy (Class of 1966), Rita Fleenor (Class of 1968) and Nancy Bundy (Class of 1980) passed from this life Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Boone Hospital Center.

Lois Catherine Ross, mother of David Ross (Class of 1958) passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, at Colony Pointe Assisted Living in Columbia.

Anthony M. Falco Sr.,father of Joe Falco (Class of 1971), Mike Falco (Class of 1974) and Nino Falco (Class of 1977) passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014.

James “Jim” V. Patchett, father of Jamie Patchett (Class of 1984), Amy Mayberry (Class of 1988) and Adam Patchett (Class of 1998) passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014.

Barbara M. Herlong, mother of Joy Boan (Class of 1978) and Jill McCallie (Class of 1980) passed away Monday, July 7, 2014.

Willie Pearl Elmore Strickland, mother of  Duane Strickland (Class of 1975) and Bruce Strickland (Class of 1981) passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014, at her home in Columbia.

Bernard P. “Ben” Wulff, father of John Wulff (Class of 1972) and Kevin Wulff (Class of 1975) passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014.

Gloria E. Niewoehner, mother of  Eric Niewoehner (Class of 1973) passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Theadus G. Beasley, mother of Jack D. Beasley Jr. (Class of 1964) and Walter (Andy) Beasley (Class of 1967) died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Karl David Nolph, M.D., father of Erika Ringdahl (Class of 1981) and Kristopher Nolph (Class of 1989) passed away at home in Columbia, Monday, June 16, 2014.

Roy R. Shettlesworth, father of Jack Shettlesworth (Class of 1958) and Iris Price (Class of 1960) passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Gertie L. White, mother of Charles L. Rutter, deceaased (Class of 1944) and Ellen Jane Smith (Class of 1950) passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, in Columbia.

Sherry Lynn (Pearl) Ballew, wife of Bill Ballew (Class of 1963) passed away June 13, 2014.

Dr. Osmund R. Overby, father of Paul Overby (Class of 1974) died Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Dorothy Jeanette Weisenborn King "Jean King," mother of Donna Kluzek (Class of 1968), Rick King (Class of 1972), Kevin King (Class of 1973) and Jeanette Jayne (Class of 1975) passed away Friday, May 30, 2014.

Veta Little Moyes, mother of Bill Moyes (Class of  1971) passed away Friday, May 30, 2014.

The Rev. Dr. Leslie Bates, father of Daniel Bates (Class of 1962), Bette Bates (Class of 1972) and Ellen Bates Board (Class of 1974) died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Asheville, N.C.

Raymond "Ray" Louis Hildebrand, father of Raelene Head (Class of 1986) passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014.

Deacon Gene Austin Carter, brother of James Carter (Class of 1962) passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

Philip Michael Doolady, father of Troy Doolady (Class of 1982) and Kurt Doolady (Class of 1986) died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at his home in Cape Coral, Florida.

Anton Novacky, father of Andrea (Class of 1982) and Tom (Class of 1988) passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Margaret L. Daugherty, mother of Dale Daugherty (Class of 1972) passed away Friday, May 9, 2014.

Milo "Rusty" Spurgeon, father of Chris Spurgeon (Class of 1969) and David Spurgeon (Class of 1972) passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

Laura Gail Sublett (nče Baumgartner), mother of Linda Hutton (Class of 1967) and Amy Sublett (Class of 1982) passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Heisinger Bluffs in Jefferson City.

Frances Estabrooks, father of Andy Estabrooks (Class of 1971) passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at Colony Pointe Assisted Living in Columbia.

James Donald Shultz, father of Ann Shultz (Class of 1979), Heidi Custin (Class of 1980), Kristina Estes (Class of 1983) and James R. Shultz (Class of 1987) passed away on April 23, 2014, at Lakeview Healthcare in Boonville, Missouri.

William "Bill" Lee Short, husband of Lola Murray (Class of 1964) passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.

Clela Yamnitz, mother of Ronnie Yamnitz (Class of 1965), Rex Yamnitz (Class of 1968) and Rusty Yamnitz (Class of 1975) passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Bob Allsman, father of Deana Whitman (Class of 1980) and Robert Jr. Allsman (Class of 1984) passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri.

Alice Elizabeth Delmez, mother of James Delmez (Class of 1965) died Monday, April 21, 2014 in Columbia.

Anita Carner Blow, mother of Connie Blow (Class of 1972) and Candace Hoey (Class of 1973) passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Wanda Judah Ely, mother of Pete Ely (Class of 1975) and Pat Ely (Class of 1978) died Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Virginia Mary Gorden, father of Gary Gorden (Class of 1983), Scott Gorden (Class of 1983) and Brian Gorden (Class of 1985) passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at her home in Columbia.

Rayne Sayuri Kioi Smith, infant daughter of Nikki Nowlin (Class of 2004), passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis.

Paul Noble Young, father of Eric Young (Class of 1988) died Monday, March 31, 2014, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri.

Dr. Keith Harlan Byington, father of Jay Byington (Class of 1975), Pamela Mertz (Class of 1977), Bill Byington (Class of 1986) and  and Ann Krohn (Class of 1988) passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

William F. "Bill" Bias, father of Ron Bias (Class of 1978) and Bob Bias (Class of 1983) passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014.

Dorothy Mae (McIntire) DuNard, mother of Dorothy Stokes (Class of 1960) and Barbara DuNard (Class of 1961) died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at St. Joseph Bluffs in Jefferson City.

Virginia Jane "Ginny" LaBerge, mother of  Gayle Nathe, deceased (Class of 1961) and Robert N. LaBerge (Class of 1964) died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.

William Brian DeFacio, fathere of Patricia of Laredo (Class of 1986) and John DeFacio (Class of 1988) died Tuesday evening March 25, 2014.

Vernon Charles Barr, father of Carolyn VanSciver (Class of 1963), Bonnie Morgan (Class of 1965), David Barr (Class of 1967)and Jayme Nobles (Class of 1969) passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014.

Ann Casey Johnstone, mother of Jean Ann Grabias (Class of 1970) died Friday, March 21, 2014, at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst, N.C.

James Russell Spieler Sr., father of Dr. James R. (Rusty) Spieler Jr. (Class of 1986) and Leslie Ann (Spieler) Winn (Class of 1989) passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.

Lola Mae Bourn, mother of Kelly Isom (Class of 1979), Kim Innes (Class of 1981) and Kent Bourn (Class of 1983) passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Gerald "Jerry" Howard Guy, father Patti Freeman (Class of 1965) and Kathy Barretoof (Class of 1967) passed away Monday, March 17, 2014.

George Harold Sheetz, husband of Anne Parker (Class of 1962) died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Virginia.

Lillian A. Ricketts, mother of David Ricketts, deceased (Class of 1956) and Sharon Goff (Class of 1961) died Monday, March 10, 2014, at home in Hallsville, Missouri.

Matthew Paul Tapley, brother of Marshall Patrick Tapley (Class of 1971), Marsha Tapley (Class of 1972), Mark P. Tapley (Class of 1973) and Missy Tapley Poe (Class of 1975) passed away Friday, March 7, 2014.

Jane Myrl Bradbury Russell, mother of Bruce Dier (Class of 1970), Karen Clunan (Class of 1977) and Bryan Dier (Class of 1981) away in her home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Thursday, March 6, 2014.

Raymond Dallas Ball, father of Nicole Ball (Class of 1993) passed away Monday, March 3, 2014.

Ann Holder Moseley, wife of Jerry Moseley (Class of 1954) died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, Owensboro, Kentucky.

Jacquelyn Bilsborrow Straub, mother of David Straub (Class of 1984) and Lynette Straub (Class of 1989) passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.

Billy L. Rippeto, husband of Goldie Barnes Rippeto (Class of 1946) died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.

Fae V. Haasis, mother of John Haasis (Class of 1967) passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.

Mary Henderson Lewis, mother of Ray H. "Bud" Lewis (Class of 1963), Robert A. Lewis (Class of 1965), Mary Gimac, deceased (Class of 1969), Nancy Jean Lewis, deceased (Class of 1971), John W. "Bill" Lewis (1974) and James E. "Jim" Lewis (Class of 1978) passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Roland Gregory Meinert, father of Susan Meinert (Class of 1981) assed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.

Dorothy Carberry Freund, mother of Freya Pease (Class of 1960) passed away Feb. 14, 2014, in Iron River, Michigan.

Lou J. Kontras, father of James Kontras (Class of 1968) passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Jackson Ray Hathman, father of David W. Hathman (Class of 1973) passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in his home in Springfield, Missouri.

Kenneth W. Hegstad, father of Don Hegstad (Class of 1972) passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at The Bluffs in Columbia.

Winifred "Win" Bryan Horner, mother of Richard L. Horner (Class of 1969), Beth Horner (Class of 1971) and David A. Horner Sr. (Class of 1974)  passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Columbia.

Mary Elizabeth Hombs, wife of Dick Creber, deceased (Class of 1938) passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.

Joseph "Joe" John Olinger, father of "Deanie" Olinger (Class of 1958) and Douglas Olinger (Class of 1960) passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Rogers, Arkansas.

Patricia Welker, mother of Amie Burke (Class of 1994) died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.

Mary Belle Turner, mother of Carol Jane Turner (Class of 1969), Linda Jo Turner (Class of 1970) and Margaret Anne Elkins (Class of 1970) passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.

Clifford Dwight Teel, father of David Teel (Class of 1982) and Tonya Thornhill (Class of 1983) died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at University Hospital.

Dr. David Arthur Otto, father of Tamara Annette Crowley (Class of 1977) and Mark David Otto (Class of 1980) passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Charlotte, N.C.

Helen Cartwright, mother of Robert "Corky" Cartwright Jr. (1967), Debi Cartwright (Class of 1974) and Kimberly Cartwright (Class of 1978) passed away at home Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.

Lucille F. Ormiston, mother of Bob Ormiston (Class of 1962) and Linda Evans (Class of 1967) passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at South Hampton Place in Columbia.

Laura A. Andrews, mother of Pat Scott, deceased (Class of 1963) died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Columbia Manor.

Carylon J. Benthall, mother of Dan Benthall,deceased (Class of 1977) and Dean Benthall (Class of 1980) passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at University Hospital in Columbia.

Aline Eucledia Brewen, mother of Rhonda Sue Jolley (Class of 1972) passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at the University Hospital in Columbia.


 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 




Published Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Aline Eucledia Brewen, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at the University Hospital in Columbia.

Visitation is at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Davis Funeral Chapel, with services at 5 p.m. Doug Weekley will lead the celebration of life service.


Aline was born Jan. 29, 1927, in Elvins, to Marion Guy Robinson and Annie Conrad Robinson. She married Joseph Brady Brewen on July 3, 1942, and was widowed on May 3, 1963, with five children to raise. With the help of God, she said, she was able to support and raise her kids and make sure they all received a college education. She was the center of her family and absolutely believed in her children.

In 1965, Aline moved to Columbia from Marble Hill, where she was a stay-at-home mom and worked 27 years in Food Service at the University of Missouri during spring and fall semesters and each summer in Lander, Wyo., as a cook for the MU Geology Field School.

Aline is known for all the clothes sewn for her daughters, the many quilts she made over a lifetime, and for the all the meals she prepared. Her children and grandchildren have treasured memories of trips they have taken with her and quality time shared.

Aline was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Brewen; brother Ira Robinson; and sisters Melvi Shelton, Alma Leon, Eunice Criteser, Naomi Pogue, Lenora Arnold and Estil Arnold.

She is survived by her brother, Leroy Robinson of Park Hills; sons Rodger Brewen (Shirley) of Boonville and Michael Brewen of Berwyn, Pa.; and daughters Barbara Richerson (Jim preceded in death in 1999) of Alpine, Texas; Teresa Halbersma (Marion) of Ozark and Rhonda Sue Jolley (John) of Cheyenne, Wyo.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tara Richerson, Laura Patridge (Adam), Milan Jolley, Kristina Boggs (Dustin), Tanya Brewen and Brennan Halbersma; great-grandchildren Brady and Brett Boggs and David and Allison Patridge; and nieces, nephews, and many friends and neighbors.

Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations in Aline's honor may be made to the Food Pantry, the Salvation Army or Lutesville Presbyterian Church in Marble Hill. Friends may register online at www.davisfuneralchapelboonville.com.

Published Thursday, January 9, 2014

Carylon J. Benthall, 72, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at University Hospital in Columbia.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow immediately in the chapel. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Carylon was born April 13, 1941, in Truman, Ark., to Delbert White and Lucille Scroggins. She married Marvin E. Benthall on Dec. 5, 1956. They shared 58 wonderful years together.

She attended nursing school at UMC. She spent her professional career as a registered nurse and served in the military from 1975 to 1978 and attained the rank of master sergeant.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin E. Benthall; a son, Dan E. Benthall; and two brothers, Dwayne and Larry White.

Carylon was preceded in death by a son, Marvin Dean Benthall.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, 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.

Published Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lucille F. Ormiston, 98, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at South Hampton Place.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Broadway Christian Church with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the services begin. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Lucille was born Jan. 2, 1916, in Kansas City, to Frank and Caroline Engelbert.

On Feb. 27, 1937, she married David B. Ormiston. They enjoyed 68 years of marriage, and he preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Jack; sister-in-law Virginia; and two grandchildren, Kelly Evans and Jennifer Ormiston Lewis (Marc).

She is survived by her three children, Sue Sherrod (Jude) of Dallas, Texas, Bob Ormiston (Pru) and Linda Evans (Bob), all of Columbia. She also is survived by four grandchildren, Jason Ormiston (Beth) and Sam Ormiston of Kansas City, Michael Evans (Debbie) of Cape Coral, Fla., and Mindy Shoalmire (Jon) of Stillwater, Okla. There are four great-grandchildren, Graham and Naomi Ormiston of Kansas City and Caroline and Conner Evans of Cape Coral, Fla.

Lucille loved quilting and made lovely quilts for each of her children and grandchildren. She also loved to travel, play cards, dance and spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lucille and Dave traveled extensively with family, friends and OAK Towers tours, often being tour leaders. Lucille retired from the University of Missouri, where she worked as chief transcript clerk. She volunteered in the Medtique Shop at University Hospital for 34 years, "retiring" after her 95th birthday. Lucille and Dave were longtime, active members of Broadway Christian Church, joining in 1959 shortly after the family moved to Columbia from Brookfield.

Lucille will be fondly remembered for her sense of humor, warm smile and willingness to help anyone in need. The family wishes to express their appreciation for the loving kindness and consideration shown by Candlelight Lodge, South Hampton Place, Preferred Hospice and the members of Broadway Christian Church and the ministers thereof, Tim Carson, Terry Overfelt and Rick Frost.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Broadway Christian Church or the Central Missouri Humane Society, as Lucille never met an animal she didn't love.

Online condolences can be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Helen Cartwright, 88, of Columbia passed away at home Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. Her smile, grace and positive outlook will be missed by all who knew her.

Services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Memorial Park Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Saturday until the service begins.

Born to Mildred and William Beeman on Aug. 9, 1925, in Memphis, Tenn., she graduated high school as valedictorian. She met and married Robert Cartwright, who was attending medical school at the University of Tennessee. In the 1960s, she began taking college courses while raising four children. The family moved to Columbia in 1965. She began her career at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital when it opened in 1973 while continuing her education, culminating in earning her doctorate in 1993. Her emphasis on education and encouragement played an important role in each of her children achieving doctoral degrees. She worked at the hospital until her retirement in 2005. She served as president of the Fairview Elementary PTA (1967-68) and the Columbia Council PTA (1968-70). She also volunteered with her daughters' local Girl Scout troops.

Helen is survived by her four children, Robert "Corky" Cartwright Jr. (Mary) of Houston, Texas, Candy Cartwright Young (Larry), Debi Cartwright (Dorosh) of Columbia and Kimberly Cartwright (Charles Littrell) of Wombarra, New South Wales, Australia; nine grandchildren, Chase, Sean and Lance Cartwright of Houston, Zachary of Indianapolis, Ind., and Sydney Young of Columbia, Devin Dorosh of St. Louis and Eden, Helen and Katherine Littrell of Wombarra; two sisters, Katherine (Kitty) Harmon, and Mildred (Millie) Wilson (Norman); and her devoted and treasured friend and dance partner of more than 30 years, Lou Witte.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 30 years, Robert; and her son-in-law, Douglas Dorosh.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the Adult Day Connection, 157 Clark Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., 65211; Dance Kaleidoscope, 4603 Clarendon Road, Suite 22, Indianapolis, Ind., 46208; or Missouri Contemporary Ballet, 110 Orr St., No. 102, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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

Published Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dr. David Arthur Otto, formerly of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Charlotte, N.C.

Pastor Marvin George will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, in Fort Scott, Kan., at Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, with burial following at Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born in Fort Scott, Kan., on Feb. 19, 1934, to Clifton Crain Otto and Marie Armentia (Dellinger) Otto.

He graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1952. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology in 1956 from University of Kansas, a Master of Science degree in biology from Emporia State University in 1957 and a doctorate in botany (paleobotany) from the University of Missouri in 1967. Dr. Otto was a professor in the science department of Stephens College for 38 years. Acquiring new knowledge and teaching was as much an avocation as a career. He created many new courses and programs, including a marine biology program that took him and his students to the Florida Keys in summer months to study marine life. Dr. Otto was an avid student and teacher his entire life, traveling extensively just to "see what was over the next hill." Dr. Otto was a man of many talents; he was a scientist, a scholar, a teacher, a carpenter and an "ambassador." He was a lover of music, particularly classical music, and had a wit second to none. He also served 10 years in the United States Naval Air Reserve. To say that he loved life is an understatement of the truth and no day had enough hours in it for him to accomplish all that he wanted to accomplish. His very positive attitude that he "could move mountains" is well known. Clearly, he was an inspiration to the many who knew him.

During the Vietnam War, Dr. Otto organized a private group that traveled to Paris, France, to meet with representatives of the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese to ask for better treatment for POWs. Dr. Otto also represented Missouri State Teacher's Association during this endeavor. The Viet Cong, surprisingly enough, acknowledged that they did have prisoners and requested that Dr. Otto report this information to Washington, D.C. On his return from Paris, he debriefed in the Pentagon and reported to Congress during official hearings as regards the POW problem.

After his retirement from Stephens College in 1995, Dr. Otto and his wife, Elizabeth, moved to Murietta, Calif., "to grow oranges in their back yard." They also lived in Kingman, Ariz., for two years, before finally settling in Fort Mill, S.C., in 2006. After his retirement and continuing until his death, Dr. Otto and Elizabeth spent much time in genealogical research in order to give their families a sense of their ancestry. Both Dr. Otto and Elizabeth demonstrated great prowess as genealogical researchers, amassing an enormous quantity of genealogical research data. Both, together, were world travelers.

In 1954, he married Donna Kay Walker, formerly of Fort Scott, Kan.; they divorced in 1981. Three children were born to this marriage. He married Elizabeth Beil Rehling, formerly of Millstadt, Ill., in 1985. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth, of Fort Mill, S.C.; his children, Tamara Annette (Otto) Crowley (Randy), Mark David Otto and Kurt Erich Otto (Ginger), all of Columbia; a stepson, Timothy Rehling (Laura) of St. Charles; eight grandchildren, Randy Crowley Jr. (Brittany), Brett Crowley (Traci Fleenor), Kayla Otto (Matt Woolridge), Erich Otto and Anna Otto, all of Columbia, Aaron LeMoine of Branson, Mitchell Rehling and Alexis Rehling of St. Charles; three great-granddaughters, all of Columbia; a sister, Marie Annette (Otto) Kliewer (Duane) of Omaha, Neb.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Any memorial contributions honoring Dr. Otto's life should be made to biological scholarship programs at the University of Kansas, University of Missouri or Emporia State University and may be left in care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kan. 66701.

Condolences may be emailed to expressions@konantz-cheney.com.

Published Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Clifford Dwight Teel, 73, of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at University Hospital.

Visitation and memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively, Saturday, Jan. 25, at Memorial Funeral Home.


He was born Oct. 11, 1940, in Winterset, Iowa, the son of Clifford Leroy and Velma Bush Teel.

He lived in Des Moines, Iowa, before moving to Columbia in 1977 to manage the Grocery Supply store.

He was a retired Little Debbie distributor.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a supporter of the NRA.

He is survived by Rosemary, his wife of 51 years; his son, David Teel of Columbia; his daughter, Tonya Thornhill of Hallsville; and his brother, Jay Teel of Des Moines. He had five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials are suggested for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Please send donations to Memorial Tribute account #35186042, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105; 800-873-6983.

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

Published Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mary Belle Turner, 89, of Columbia passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Jan. 23, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with interment immediately following at Memorial Park Cemetery

She was born May 2, 1924, the daughter of Forrest and Roy Hutchison. She married Waldo F. Turner on Aug. 23, 1946, in Columbia. He preceded her in death in 1991.

Mary Belle was a lifelong Boone county resident, as were her parents and grandparents. She attended Strawn School in rural Boone County for grades 1 to 8 and the University Lab School, graduating from high school in 1942. At age 18, she earned a state teaching certificate and was hired to teach in a one-room schoolhouse at Red Rock School near Harrisburg. She had 12 students in grades 1 to 8. She became the first in her family to earn a college degree, earning a bachelor's degree in education from University of Missouri in 1946.

That same year, she married her first and only serious boyfriend, Waldo F. Turner. They farmed together in the Midway area, raising Angus cattle, corn, soybeans, chickens, gardens and three daughters. She retired from teaching, but after her daughters were all in school, she worked outside the home. She was employed at Stephens College, House Plan and the University of Missouri Child Study Clinic and the Agronomy Department.

Mary Belle was an educator at heart and remained an active community volunteer with Strawn School, serving as PTA president and in other leadership roles. She was a long-term 4-H volunteer, leading the Strawn-o-Lite 4-H club and teaching 4-H projects in cooking and ham curing. She was also an Extension homemaker. In her work as a secretary, she loved being part of higher education and helping students earn their undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Over her lifetime, she was a member of Fairview United Methodist, Calvary Baptist and Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist churches in Columbia. At Wilkes Boulevard, she was a member of the United Methodist Women and taught kindergarten Sunday school for years. She was a generous donor to the church and especially supportive of Wilkes Boulevard's role in hosting Columbia's Loaves and Fishes and Room at the Inn for those in need.

A talented, self-taught pianist, she loved all kinds of music. In addition to leading music for children in the Sunday school program, she played for many community groups. She was also volunteer pianist for Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital chaplaincy.

Mary Belle was passionately interested in current events, politics and good government. Having grown up during the Great Depression, she valued social programs that served the most vulnerable. She was a generous donor for many charities and good causes.

Survivors include daughters Carol Jane Turner and Linda Jo Turner (Dale Brigham), both of Columbia, and Margaret Anne Elkins (Hal) of Liberty; grandson Corey Elkins of Liberty; sisters Mildred Moreau and Lola Pearl Asbury, both Columbia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Waldo F. Turner; and a brother, Leslie Hutchison.

Memorials are suggested to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd., Columbia, Mo., 65201, or the Missouri 4-H Foundation, 1110 S. College Ave., Room 152, Columbia, Mo., 65211.

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Patricia Welker, 59, of Columbia died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home in Dixon. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time. Interment will be at Seaton Cemetery.


Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Leslie and Karolyn Welker; and one daughter and son-in-law, Amie and Roger Burke, all of Columbia; and one grandson, Coda Burke.

Online condolences may be left at birminghammartinfuneralhomes.com.

Published Sunday, February 16, 2014

Joseph "Joe" John Olinger passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Rogers, Ark., one day after celebrating his 94th birthday.

A dual memorial service for Joe and his wife, 'gene, will be held later.

Joe was born to Chloe Fern Ferrier Olinger and Joseph Jackson Olinger in Norman, Okla. He was a World War II veteran and retired as district sales manager for Swift & Co. in Kansas City, Kan.

The Olinger family is formerly of Columbia. Joe's wife of 70 years, Imogene ('gene), passed away in 2009. Survivors include a daughter, "Deanie" Olinger of Leawood, Kan.; sons Douglas Olinger and Dan Olinger (Sue) of Kansas City; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials are suggested to the Backpack Program of St. Timothy's Church, P.O. Box 802, Iola, Kan., 66749.  

Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Hombs, 92, of Columbia passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Harrisburg Cemetery.


Elizabeth was born July 22, 1921, to Jacob and Mary Dickerson Eaton in Harrisburg, and they preceded her in death.

She was married to Richard "Dick" Creber on June 28, 1943, and later to Maurice "Bill" Hombs on May 29, 1992, and they both preceded her in death.

Elizabeth lived in Boone County her entire life, and she owned and operated a beauty shop in Columbia for many years. She was a graduate of Harrisburg High School and had been a member of Harrisburg Christian Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Laura Lea England of Columbia; brother Wallace Claiborne Eaton of Kansas City; four grandchildren, Matthew England, Scott England, Rick Lamb and Tammy Gillette-Williams; and six great-grandchildren, Collin England, Jordyn Elizabeth England, Katie Elizabeth Nikodim, Johnathan Brashear, Gregory Brashear and Tracie Elizabeth Lamb; and two great-great-grandchildren, Morgan Elizabeth Nikodim and Jakob Nikodim.

She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Lynn Lamb.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Published Thursday, February 6, 2014

Winifred "Win" Bryan Horner passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Columbia.

A celebration of Dr. Win Horner's life will be held in the spring.

Winifred Bryan Horner was born Aug. 31, 1922, in St. Louis, the youngest of four children and daughter of Winifred Kinealy and Walter Edwin Bryan. She graduated from Mary Institute in 1939, a high school attended by both her mother and mother-in-law. Horner then graduated from Washington University in 1943 and married David A. Horner Sr. that same year. During World War II, she worked as a secretary while moving with her husband to four Air Force bases during his service in the Air Force Weather Service.

In 1946, they used their WWII savings to make a down payment on Wind River Farm near Huntsdale in Boone County and were actively engaged in full-time farming and community service. Winifred was community leader of the Huntsdale 4-H club in 1948. During this time, she also did freelance writing. One of her articles was published in The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town." In 1948, The Saturday Evening Post published her feature article about the challenges of life on a farm. The article was subsequently entered into the U.S. Congressional Record by Sen. Stuart Symington and commended by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Horner also received the University of Missouri Journalism Award for another article in 1958. She and David had four children. In 1960, when the youngest was 4 years old, she earned her master's degree in English at the University of Missouri.

Horner joined the English department at the University of Missouri in 1961, working as an adjunct and an instructor. In 1973, at the age of 51, she entered the Ph.D. program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She completed her Ph.D. in English language, literature and linguistics in 1975. When Dr. Horner returned to MU in 1976, she was assistant, associate and then full professor of linguistics and served as the director of the composition program. She chaired the committee that initiated the first official "Writing Across the Curriculum" program at the University of Missouri, a program that still flourishes at the university. She also was the first scholar at the university to unite rhetoric with composition. She considered these two accomplishments the most important in her career.

In 1985, Dr. Horner was offered the Radford Chair of Rhetoric and Composition at Texas Christian University, a position she held for 12 years while commuting between Columbia and Fort Worth, Texas. In 1994, she held the Ida and Cecil Green Distinguished Lecturer position at TCU, a position that allowed her to spend the bulk of the year at home in Columbia.

During her academic career, Dr. Horner wrote and published nine books and more than 30 articles. She wrote each of her nine books after the age of 62. A third edition of one of her books was published in 2010, edited by one of her former graduate students, Lynee Gaillet, a professor at Georgia State University. Dr. Horner's work focused largely on writing and on 18th- and 19th-century Scottish rhetoric and its influence on American education. To pursue this research, she worked many summers in Scottish university libraries. She also co-wrote three editions of the "Harbrace Handbook," for many years the best-selling college textbook. Win traveled widely, giving lectures and presenting papers at, among others, the Universities of Amsterdam, Aberdeen, Gottingen, Edinburgh, Tours and Oxford.

In 1982, she received the University of Missouri Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Education of Women. In 1991, the Southern Illinois University Press published a collection of essays in honor of Winifred Bryan Horner. She received the Distinguished Alumna Award from the University of Missouri in 1990 and from Washington University in 2001. In 2003, she was awarded the Exemplar Award, the highest award of the National Council of Teachers of English, given to "someone who is an example of excellence in scholarship, teaching and service to the profession of English." Dr. Horner served as president of the Rhetoric Society of America and the National Council of Writing Program Administrators in addition to holding offices in other national academic organizations. She also received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Council of Teachers of English, the University of Missouri and Texas Christian University, and was awarded research fellowships from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Horner retired in 1996 but continued to write and teach, teaching a course in memoir writing in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Missouri. In 2008, the University of Missouri English Department named a fellowship in rhetoric in her honor, and in 2010 the Coalition of Woman Scholars in the History of Rhetoric named their annual book award in her honor.

Win Horner is survived by her husband, David A. Horner Sr.; daughter Win Grace of Columbia; son Richard L. Horner of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; daughter Beth Horner and her partner, Ron Gurule, of Evanston, Ill.; and son David A. Horner Jr. and his wife, Merrill, of Columbia and Steelville. She is also survived by her brother John K. Bryan and his wife, Doris, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and her seven grandchildren, Leela Grace and fiance Seth Barr, Ellie Grace, Gabriel Horner and fiancée Andrea Williamson, Wesley Horner, Miski Horner, Alexandria Horner and John Horner.

Over her career, Dr. Horner encountered numerous single women with young children returning to the university in order to earn an education to be able to support their families. As a result, Dr. Horner and her husband, David A. Horner Sr., endowed a scholarship for such women. In lieu of flowers, gifts to this fund are appreciated. Donations can be directed to the University of Missouri, Winifred Bryan Horner Scholarship, 109 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, Mo., 65211.

Published Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Kenneth W. Hegstad, 89, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at The Bluffs in Columbia.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Memorial Funeral Home.

Kenneth was born Feb. 17, 1924, to Seivert and Paula Hegstad in Dickey, N.D. He grew up working in the grocery store his parents owned and operated and graduated from Dickey High School.

He enlisted in the United States Navy on Dec. 8, 1941, in Fargo, N.D. He was assigned to the USS Maumee, which made several crossings between the East Coast and North Africa/Mediterranean Sea.

He was medically discharged from the Navy after serving two years, 10 months and 21 days. Kenneth married Margaret "Peggy" Robbins on Aug. 8, 1948, in Elk River, Minn. She survives.

They returned to North Dakota to own and operate the family grocery store, a turkey farm as well as a mink farm.

Kenneth was an avid amateur radio operator and enjoyed flying his two-seater airplane. In 1962, they moved to Minnesota, where Ken worked for Land O' Lakes.

In 1971, Kenneth and Peggy moved to Columbia, where he worked for MFA Inc. as a poultry specialist until he retired in 1988. He spent his retirement years in Missouri and Arizona playing golf and taking care of his rental properties.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Peggy; two children, Chris Hegstad of Columbia and Donald Hegstad (Geri) of Hallsville; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Herd (Nick) of Hallsville, Susan Helming (Joe) of Ashland, Brian Hegstad of Columbia, John Hegstad of Columbia, Amanda Hyer of Columbia, Allison Hyer of Columbia and Beth Hegstad of Mankato, Minn.; and four great-grandchildren, Landon, Reagan, Kelsey and Madison.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Loretta Hegstad, on Feb. 7, 2013; his parents; two sisters; and two brothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are appreciated to the Alzheimer's Association, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201, or New Providence Baptist Church, 4641 N. Route E, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

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

Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Jackson Ray Hathman, 81, of Springfield passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in his home.

A private service will be held at a later date.

He was born Oct., 15, 1932, in Columbia and married Leta (Neal) Hathman on April 8, 1950.

In Jack's younger years, he was an ironworker and owned a service station in Columbia.

Jack enjoyed hunting, spending time with family and watching NASCAR. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle.

Jack will be missed by all who knew him. Jack was a daily visitor at the local senior centers for lunch, conversation, bingo and cards. He spoke highly of all his newfound friends and looked forward to going every day, no matter what the weather.

Jack has now joined his wife, lifelong partner and best friend, Leta Hathman, and his eldest of two sons, Jackson Ray Hathman Jr., in the heavens above to look down upon us with their love and to give us strength to help all heal but never to forget.

Jack is survived by son David W. Hathman, granddaughter Rachel and grandsons Jackson Ray III and Jeremy, all of whom he cared for deeply and will never truly leave.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Ltd.-DeGraffenreid-Wood-Crematory in Springfield.

Published Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lou J. Kontras, 87, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. in Columbia. Trisagion prayers will begin at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at St. Luke the Evangelist Greek Orthodox Church, 1510 Audubon Drive in Columbia. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Lou was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Warren, Ohio, to James and Mary Kontras (Vafias). The family moved to Granite City, Ill., where he grew up.

He was an excellent high school football and basketball player. Lou enlisted in the U.S. Naval Air Corps in 1943. As part of his flight training, he attended the University of Notre Dame and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After finishing flight training in Brownsville, Texas, the war ended, and he settled in Columbia. He attended the University of Missouri from 1947 to 1948. He married Betty Bratsakis of Chicago on Oct. 10, 1948. They were married for 66 years.

Lou and Betty owned several businesses in Columbia, including Tiger Hatters and Cleaners, Louis Washette and The Forum Laundry. He loved being outdoors, hunting and fishing with friends and family.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; a son, James; two grandsons, Alexi and Evan; an older brother, Gus, age 101, and his family; a younger brother, Nick, age 87, and his family; and many nieces and nephews.

Lou was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Jenny.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke the Evangelist Greek Orthodox Church.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dorothy Carberry Freund, 95, passed into heaven Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2014, in Iron River, Mich.

A mass and ceremony of her life will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at St. Peter the Fisherman Parish in Eagle River, Wis., with burial at a later date.

She was born Sept. 16, 1918, in Racine, Wis., to Joseph and Margaret Smyth Benton Carberry and raised in Madison, Wis., where she attended Blessed Sacrament Grade School and Edgewood High School. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin and was a member of the Chi Omega sorority.

While attending the University of Wisconsin, she met and later married William F. Freund on Aug. 26, 1940. They celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary last August with family and friends.

Dorothy was a very talented and established artist and won several national awards and contests. She especially loved doing portraits of her children and grandchildren.

As an excellent seamstress, she also loved to knit sweaters and hats for all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dorothy loved her family and living at their summer home in northern Michigan. A joy for her was having all of her children visit for their summer vacations, boating, nature walks and baking cookies. Most of all, the homemade bread, jelly and jams from walks in the woods gathering local berries.

She loved to travel to Ireland to her ancestral home and visited there often and was a member of the Georgian Court Society.

In 1945, Dorothy and Bill moved from Madison to Columbia, where Bill taught at Stephens College for 20 years. While in Columbia, Dorothy belonged to many organizations, including the Cecile Taylor Circle of Kings Daughters, the Columbia Art League, Sacred Heart Church and the American Association of University Women.

She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Freund of the home; three daughters, Freya Freund (Charles) Pease, Marlene Freund and Patricia Freund (Douglas) Summers; one son, Frederick "Fritz" Freund; seven grandchildren, Lisa Cornett (Charles) Schmitz, Laura Cornett (David) Brownfield, Libby Cornett, William (Rosa) Summers, Katy Summers, Nicholas Freund and Robert Paul Baechle; and six great-grandchildren, Grady and Avery Schmitz, Bennett and Emily Brownfield, and Hagan and Freya Sanderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Margaret Carberry McLaughlin; and one brother, Thomas H. Carberry.

She will be greatly missed by her family.

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Roland Gregory Meinert, 84, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.

Roland was born Dec. 3, 1929, to Gregory and Mary Ann Link Meinert in St. Louis, where he attended elementary and high school. He received multiple degrees in social work — a bachelor's degree from Saint Joseph's College in Indiana, master's degree from Loyola University-Chicago and a doctorate degree from Saint Louis University. While at Saint Joseph's College, he starred on the football team as an offensive lineman. Roland pursued his love of teaching at several universities and was the director of the Schools of Social Work at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Michigan State University and Missouri State University.

He served in the U.S. Army with the Berlin Brigade in the military intelligence unit. While in the service, he starred as a lineman on the Army's semi-pro team.

In 1958, he married Shirley Ruth McCallister of St. Louis.

Roland was an excellent storyteller and passionate about writing. At each holiday or special family event, he would prepare a short story or prayer specific to that day. He authored and edited many advanced educational books for professionals. He wrote many articles and editorials focusing on religious and social issues for newspapers including the Columbia Daily Tribune.

A lifelong Catholic, he was pro-life and an advocate for social justice. He served on several social welfare boards. He was the longest-serving president of the Missouri Association of Social Welfare and chaired the board of directors of Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services. One of his proudest accomplishments was co-founding the Inter-University Consortium on International Social Development.

Roland, nicknamed "Duke," was blessed with many lifelong friends including grade school friends from the Walnut Park Athletic Association and many Army and college buddies.

Roland loved classic movies, reading and exercise. He will be remembered as a kind man with a big, soft heart, a pursuer of education with immense intellectual curiosity. Roland liked to ask questions, and, unlike most, he actually wanted to hear your answer. A man of deep faith with honesty and humor, he enjoyed the lives of friends and family. His last thoughts were of home, where he spent his final days with family.

Roland is survived by loving wife of 55 years, Shirley; son Matthew and wife Jeana; son Gregory and wife Julie; daughter Susan; daughter Sharon and husband Mark Elliott; beloved grandchildren Natalia and Aaron Winberry, Benedict Meinert, and Melissa and Danielle Meinert; and sisters Mary Jane Buescher (the late Ken Buescher) and Pat Dowd (Jack).

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Francis House, 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 Friday, March 7, 2014

Mary Henderson Lewis, 94, formerly of Columbia, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, in Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Cremation has taken place.

She was born in Lead, S.D., to Frank A. and Bertha Woodworth Henderson and raised in the Los Angeles area.

She 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.

She was 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.  
 

Published Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fae V. Haasis, 94, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.

There will be a Celebration of Life at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Christian Fellowship of Columbia. Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until the time of service.


She was born April 1, 1919, to the late Ivan and Elfrieda (Olson) Holmes.

On Nov. 20, 1948, she married Dean Haasis, and he preceded her in death.

Fae was a member of Christian Fellowship of Columbia since its inception.

She is survived by her children, John W. Haasis (wife Deborah) of St. Charles and Marianne Tegerdine (husband Colin) of Columbia; sister Nadyne McConnell of Lee's Summit; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, with a fifth on the way; and several nieces and nephews.

Fae was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dean; one brother, Everett "Bud" Holmes; and her parents.

Memorial donations may be made to Christian Fellowship of Columbia, 4600 Christian Fellowship Road, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

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

Published Friday, February 28, 2014

Billy L. Rippeto, 86, of Columbia died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.

No services are planned.

On Aug. 23, 1947, he married Goldie Barnes. She survives.

He worked at Buchroeders for 27 years and was self-employed for 25 years. Bill served in World War II in Japan.

Survivors are son Richard and grandson Justin, both of Blue Springs; and sister Norma Deberry of Jefferson City.

Memorials are suggested to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri.

Published Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Jacquelyn Bilsborrow Straub, 70 years old, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 6, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 904 Old 63 N. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. and the funeral at noon. A short service will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jacque was born March 12, 1943, in Denver, Colo.

She was a daughter, a sister, a mother, a grandmother, an aunt and a friend. Jacque was selfless and thoughtful, devoted and resolute. Her heart was full of joy when she was home in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and when she was surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Jacque dedicated her career to education, working at the University of Missouri, the Missouri Department of Education and retiring from the U.S. Department of Education in 2009. In her private time, she baked homemade bread, knitted delicate quilts and sleuthed the family genealogy.

She is survived by three children, David Straub, Scott Straub and Lynette Straub; as well as four grandchildren, Brittany Teeuwe, Preston Hall, Brenden Straub and Charlotte Brook Straub. She is also survived by her brother, George Bilsborrow.

Jacque was preceded in death by her waiting parents, George and Genevieve Bilsborrow.

Published by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.
Ann Holder Moseley, 74, of Owensboro, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Owensboro to the late Harry Holder, Jr. and Ruth Roettger Holder.

Ann was a graduate of Owensboro High School and Stephens College in Columbia, MO. She was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church, had served as President of the Tamarack PTO and was a member of the Junior League of Owensboro. She was an animal lover and enjoyed cooking, traveling, reading and time spent by the pool. Ann was an avid sports fan, cheering on the UK basketball team and all of her grandchildren’s sports teams. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Harry (Sonny) Holder, III.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Gerald T. Moseley; children, Kimberly Moseley Taylor and her husband Monty of Colorado Springs, CO, Kristin Moseley Wilkerson and her husband Todd of Owensboro and Jerry Moseley, Jr. and his wife Shannon of Birmingham, AL; and grandchildren, Shelby Lynn Taylor, Noah Montgomery Taylor, Paul Kyler Wilkerson, Samuel Lee Wilkerson, William Nichols Moseley and Jack Grantham Moseley.

Services will be held at Noon on Wednesday in the chapel of Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and after 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Daviess County Humane Society or the Settle Memorial Good Samaritan Fund.

Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Raymond Dallas Ball, 67, of Columbia lost his courageous battle with lung cancer Monday, March 3, 2014.

A memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 8, at Memorial Funeral Home.


Raymond was born Dec. 29, 1946, in Madison, to Clarence Ball and Virginia Utterback. He served in the U.S. Navy and received a Commendation Medal. He was the commander of the VFW for a year. Raymond married his companion of 19 years, David S. George, on Dec. 24, 2013, in Centerville, Iowa. He survives in the home. Raymond was an animal lover and enjoyed calling bingo, cooking and baking, shopping and antiquing, and gardening; his favorite flower was a bearded blue iris.

Raymond is survived by his husband, David S. Ball; two daughters, Danielle Ball of Columbia and Nichole Ball of Seattle; and two siblings, Charlotte Caudle (Al) of Watkinsville, Ga., and Terry Wayne Ball Sweezor of Clark.

He was preceded in death by his father; mother; and stepfather David Sweezor.

Memorial donations are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, 1900 N. Providence Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

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

Published Sunday, March 9, 2014

Jane Myrl Bradbury Russell, born March 17, 1933, passed away peacefully in her home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Thursday, March 6, 2014.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home in Jupiter, Fla., and funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Palm Beach Gardens. She will be interred in Fordyce, Ark.

There will be a Celebration of Life Reception held in Columbia sometime in the near future.

A 1951 graduate of East High School in Nashville, Tenn., Jane lived in Columbia for almost 30 years, working for the University of Missouri during that time. She retired to Palm Beach Gardens full time in 1992.

A member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Jane was very active in the Palm Beach Gardens community and was involved in a variety of community and charitable activities and organizations. She was an avid tennis player and was captain of the Senior Women's Tennis Team at PGA Resort & Club that won the Florida State Championship.

Jane is survived by her husband, Garth S. Russell, MD; as well as her children, Bruce Dier, Karen Clunan (Doug), Bryan Dier, David Russell Sr. (Maria) and Kyle Russell; her grandchildren, Ashleigh Russell, Kristin Haines, Stephanie Powers, Michael Clunan, Lauren Clunan, Kate Irving and David Russell Jr.; and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Christian Counseling Center in Palm Beach Gardens, the Palm Beach County Hospice–Blue Team or the East Nashville High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund in Nashville, Tenn. To share memories or to express your condolences you may visit www.taylorand modeen.com.

Published Sunday, March 23, 2014

Matthew Paul Tapley, 54, lost his battle with cancer Friday, March 7, 2014. Matt was residing in Des Moines, Iowa, at that time.

A private service will be held in Missouri at a later date.


Matt was born Nov. 10, 1959, in Troy to Marshall D. "Buck" and Evelyn M. Tapley.

Matt graduated from Rock Bridge High School in 1978 and was well-known and respected for his sense of humor, story-telling and mathematical genius — he touched and inspired the lives of many students, colleagues and family.

His dedication to teaching will live through those he taught.

Matt is survived by brothers Marshall Patrick Tapley (Julie) and Mark P. Tapley (Gina); and sisters Marsha Tapley, Missy Tapley Poe (Chuck) and Maria P. Roths (Dan). Many relatives and extended family mourn his loss.

Matt was preceded in death by his parents, Buck and Evelyn.

Published Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lillian A. Ricketts, 95, of Hallsville died Monday, March 10, 2014, at home.

A celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Red Top Christian Church in Hallsville.

While living in Columbia for all her adult life, Lillian was a member of the University Extension Wives and in 1956 was PTA president at Hickman High School. She was instrumental in originating the first senior All-Night party at Hickman. She also was active in her children's schools and was a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader. After her husband, Ralph, retired from the University of Missouri, they moved to Hallsville. Both became members of Red Top Christian Church, and Lillian remained the organist there until her death. They offered their lake to fourth-graders for Aquatic Day for more than 25 years. The children look forward to annual water studies on their property.

Lillian is survived by her daughter, Sharon Ricketts Goff and husband Don of Kansas City; grandchildren Brad Ricketts and wife Shawn of Hallsville and Sheri Ricketts Gill and husband Jesse of Rupert, W.Va.; four great-grandchildren, Hannah, Rachel, Shelby and Brett; sister Thelma Lane of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Lillian's son, David, preceded her in death along with her husband, Ralph; her parents, Lester and Bess Goodwin; and sister Dorothy Cowan.

She was loved by many and left a great legacy of kindness and generosity. She is truly an angel, continuing her love and good works in heaven.

Memorial contributions may be made to Red Top Christian Church, Highway 124 and Route U, Hallsville, Mo., 65255.

Online condolences can be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

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George Harold Sheetz (1941 - 2014)

George Harold Sheetz, 72, of Edinburg, died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center.

He was born April 14, 1941 at Fravel Hospital (what is now Tri Sigma headquarters) in Woodstock. He was the son of the late Raymond S. (Pinky) and Ruth Rice Sheetz.

Mr. Sheetz was a 1959 graduate of Woodstock High School, attended Massanutten Military Academy from 1959­-1961 as a post graduate, and received a B.S. in Political Science from Virginia Tech in 1965.

Mr. Sheetz worked as a teacher and coach at Massanutten Military Academy from 1965-­1970. He began his banking career at Farmers Bank in 1970 and retired from United Bank in 2009. Since 1985 he has been a member of the Woodstock Rotary Club, served as Past President and Treasurer, was a Paul Harris Fellow, and most recently received the J. Carl Coiner Award.

He was also a member of the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, served on the Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, served on the Triplett Tech Advisory committee, was a member of the Board of Directors of the Moore Educational Trust, and a committee member for the Community Elementary School Breakfast Program.

Since retirement, he was able to devote more time to his beloved grandchildren, playing golf, gardening and following his Hokies.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anne Parker Sheetz; one son, Jason Terrill Sheetz and wife Brandi Hottel Sheetz; two grandchildren, Parker Wallace Sheetz and Bailey Anne Sheetz of Woodstock; one sister, Phyllis S. James of Woodstock; brother-in-law Robert R. Parker (Andrienne) of Basye; one niece, Sarah Parker Hughes (Christopher) and family of Annapolis, MD; one nephew, Graham Parker of Fredericksburg and family; and one godson, T. Andrew Marks of Pensacola, FL.

He was preceded in death by his aunts, Mary M. Rice Clarke and Alice M. Rice Miller, and his brother-in-law, Jim James.

A private graveside service will be held at Cedarwood Cemetery in Edinburg. There will be a "Celebration of Life" for family and friends held on Saturday, March 22nd at Fort Valley Nursery in Woodstock from 6:00­-9:00 p.m.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Edinburg Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 11, Edinburg, VA 22824, Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601 or charity of choice.

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

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Gerald "Jerry" Howard Guy, 93, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, surrounded by family and loved ones.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at First Christian Church in Columbia with the Rev. Jimmy Spear officiating.

Jerry was born Aug. 13, 1920, in Millinocket, Maine. He was one of nine children.

Jerry was active in school in Millinocket in sports of all types, with his favorites being baseball and basketball, where he made the all-region basketball team. He played for several years on a semi-professional baseball team in the New England states.

After his graduation from Stearns High School in Millinocket, World War II was fully underway, and he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served as a Bosun's mate on an LST. He sailed extensively throughout the Pacific and remembered the Okinawa invasion. He was eventually assigned to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where he met his wife, Constance "Connie" Anne Shell. They were married in October 1944, and she preceded him in death.

Jerry had a long career with Sears beginning in Brookfield. Eventually he was asked to move and open stores in Decatur, Ill., and finally in Columbia. When he got the Columbia store opened, he asked to stay in Columbia because he and his family had grown to love the town.

Jerry's interest in sports carried over to his later years, as he coached his son Tom's little league teams in both baseball and basketball. He also dedicated many years of coaching to the church league basketball teams at First Christian Church. He and his wife were active members of the church, and he was always there to support her many church activities and help whenever he could.

Jerry's hobbies included sporting events of all kinds. He was a big Mizzou and St. Louis Cardinals fan. He also attended many of his grandchildren's sporting events when possible. The Guy family has a lake house near Moberly where Jerry spent many years enjoying the outdoors — fishing, boating, landscaping, etc. Jerry will be remembered by his great sense of humor and love of family.

Jerry is survived by his three children, Patti Freeman (Gary) of Columbia, Kathy Barreto of Columbia and Tom Guy (Lori) of Ozark. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Matthew Barreto (Julie) of Seattle, Wash., Natascha Romero (Tony) of Austin, Texas, Adam Guy (Caroline) of Columbia and Ashley Patton (Chase) of Columbia; along with seven great-grandchildren, Daniel and Clara Barreto of Seattle, Wash., Marisol, Juliana and Xavier Romero of Austin, Texas, and Mason Guy and Landry Patton, both of Columbia.

His family plans to celebrate the lives of Jerry and Connie later this summer at their beloved Holiday Acres lake cabin.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Christian Church Special Music Fund, 101 N. Tenth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Published Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lola Mae Bourn, 86, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

There will be a memorial gathering from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Memorial Funeral Home.

Lola was born Dec. 28, 1927, in Gallatin to Sanford and Clarice Briner.

Lola graduated from the University of Missouri in 1949. She married Robert "Bob" Bourn in December of 1949. Together they started and owned Bourn Feed and Supply until their retirement in 1987.

She loved her family more than anything. Lola was an amazing cook and loved big family meals at her house. She enjoyed playing bridge, cooking and gardening. Bob and Lola enjoyed traveling the United States in their RV with family and friends. Lola was loved by everyone who met her.

She leaves behind her positive spirit, beautiful smile and caring ways for all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her four children, Kevin Bourn of Columbia, Kelly Isom (Alan) of Kansas City, Kim Innes (Joe) of Columbia and Kent Bourn (Lorinda) of Hurst, Texas; and nine grandchildren, Andrea Isom of Dallas, Texas, Alex Isom of Columbia, Katelyn Isom of Kansas City, Natalie Gale (Innes) of St. Louis, Nathan Innes of Columbia, Jack Innes of Columbia, Sam Innes of Columbia, Matthew Bourn of Hurst and Mason Bourn of Hurst.

Lola was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Bourn; her parents; two sisters, Edna Nichols and Majiel Gatenby; and a brother, Doyle Briner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, 800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Tributes may be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Monday, March 24, 2014

James Russell Spieler Sr., 76, of Columbia passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center from complications of pneumonia.

A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held Saturday, March 29, at Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway in Columbia. Visitation with the family will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Narthex with services at 11 a.m. Later in the afternoon, his ashes will be interred in the church's Memorial Garden.


Jim was the third born child to Herbert H. Spieler and Florence V. (Butler) Spieler on Dec. 10, 1937, in California, Mo. He graduated from California High School and later the University of Missouri with a degree in business administration/marketing.

He married Audrey (Schalk) Spieler of Owensville on June 11, 1960, and they celebrated 53 years of marriage. Their children are Dr. James R. (Rusty) Spieler Jr. of Kauai, Hawaii, and Leslie Ann (Spieler) Winn (Rick) of Columbia. Jim delighted in his grandson, Jackson Winn, 14, and was a major presence in his life, starting at birth.

His careers included 11 years at the University of Missouri and the UM System, serving in development and legislative relations.

In 1977, he brought Travelhost Magazine to Columbia, Jefferson City and Lake of the Ozarks, while later acquiring the Kansas City edition. He served nine years on the Travelhost Executive Council, and he chaired this council for 4˝ years. In 1988, he received the Omni Award for Excellence at its annual convention. He concluded his years as a Travelhost magazine owner/publisher in 1996 and then established the Columbia Visitor Guide Map.

Jim also was very involved in the community. He gave 15 years of service to his church board, advisory panels and youth direction; served nearly 10 years on other city advisory boards and commissions, and citizen committees promoting industrial bond issues and economic development; was a trustee on the board of the Boone Electric Community Trust; and volunteered as manager of memorial gifts at his church.

Jim was a Columbia Chamber of Commerce member and helped establish the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, serving on the CVB Advisory Board for eight years. He also was a member of the Jefferson City Chamber and the Lake Chamber of Commerce.

A devoted Rotarian since 1979 with multiple Paul Harris Fellow designations, he was a founding/charter member of the Rotary South Club in 1989. He served on the Columbia Metro board of directors and The Rotary Foundation Committee, and recruited Rotary Youth Leadership Academy students.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and Bob Spieler, a cousin.

He is survived by a brother, Richard H. Spieler (Jane) of California, Mo.; and a sister, Marthann (Marcie) (Spieler) Buck of St. Louis; a cousin, Elizabeth of Kansas City; and Bob Spieler's widow, Betty of St. Louis. He also is survived by nieces and nephews Kim Spieler (Roberta), Cinda Scheidt (Alan), Dana (Spieler) Wilbur (Wes), Charla Gabert (David Frane) and Cheryl (Gabert) McConachie.

Memorials are suggested to the Rotary International Polio Plus program, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri and Broadway Christian Church, where he was an active and involved member for 35 years.

Published Monday, March 24, 2014

Ann Casey Johnstone, 93, one of Iowa's finest amateur golfers and a longtime LPGA teaching and coaching professional, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst, N.C.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Epiphany Parish St. Joseph's Church in Mason City, Iowa.


Ann's golf career followed two paths: first, as a distinguished amateur player (1941-1963), and secondly, as a nationally recognized teaching professional (1964-2009). Between 1941 and 1959, she won the Iowa Women's Amateur six times. In 1957, she was awarded the Dorothy J. Manice trophy as the No. 1 amateur golfer in the United States, competing as a finalist in four of the nation's major amateur tournaments for women, including the U.S. Amateur. Before becoming a professional, she also won the North-South Championship (1959), the Trans-Mississippi (1959) and the Western Amateur (1960). She always said that the highlight of her golfing career was being named and playing on three U.S. Curtis Cup teams, in 1958, 1960 and 1962.

In 1964, she returned to teaching at Stephens College in Columbia, where she also was the coach of the golf team and joined the LPGA. During the next 25 years, her teams made the NCAA championship on multiple occasions, and in 1986, she was inducted into The National Golf Coaches Association's Coaches Hall of Fame. In 1976, Golf Digest named her one of the six best women's golf teachers in America. She traveled through the United States and Europe in summers with fellow golf coach and LPGA teacher, Carol Clark Johnson, with whom she co-authored the book: "Golf, A Positive Approach." Prior to, and after her move to Pinehurst in 1994, she spent many days teaching in the golf schools at Pine Needles Lodges and Golf Club, owned by her close friend, Peggy Kirk Bell. Her love of the teaching garnered her many awards, highlighted by her induction in 2006 into the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Hall of Fame. She also was a member of the Iowa Sports Hall of Fame and Iowa Golf Hall of Fame and was the recipient of the Ellen Griffin Rolex Award for Excellence in Teaching (1996) and the Gladys Palmer Rolex Meritorious Award for Excellence in Coaching (1997). She was a LPGA Life Member and a LPGA Master Professional.

Ann was born on Feb. 14, 1921, in Mason City, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 1944.

She is survived by her daughter, Jean Ann Grabias, and her husband, Joseph, of Leesburg, Va.; two granddaughters, Lesley Grabias of Washington, D.C., and Allison Pera (husband Mark Pera) of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and many nephews and nieces who brought her much joy.

Mrs. Johnstone was preceded in death by her husband, Les; her parents, William and Regina Casey; a brother, Richard Casey; a sister, Mary Jean Martin; and a son, James.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in care of FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, N.C., 28387, or your local Alzheimer's Association.

Online condolences can be made to www.bolesfuneralhome.com.

Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is serving the family.

Published Wednesday, 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 Hartville.

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 great-grandchildren.

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 www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Friday, March 28, 2014

William Brian DeFacio, 77, died Tuesday evening March 25, 2014.

He will be cremated, and a celebration of his life will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the house.

Professor emeritus at the University of Missouri, he was a valued member of the physics department until his retirement in 2005. He and his wife, Chris, moved to Laredo to live among her family after 37 years away from Texas.

Having earned his degrees from Texas A&M, he selected Mizzou as home base for his teaching and research in physics and mathematics.

He was invited to speak on his research on four continents as well as edit professional journals. But Brian enjoyed teaching most of all.

A lifelong athlete, he played football for the legendary Bear Bryant at A&M. And later in life, he embraced running, completing several marathons before switching to long walks with his dogs.

Brian is survived by his wife, Chris; daughter Patricia of Laredo; and son John of St. Louis; as well as two sisters and five nephews, all of Tyler, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to your local animal rescue/shelter or food bank.

Published Sunday, March 30, 2014

Virginia Jane "Ginny" LaBerge, 91, of Columbia died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.

A memorial gathering to celebrate her life is planned for this spring.

Virginia was born to Ralph and Helen Jeager Mackey on April 20, 1922, in Clarksville. She married Bob LaBerge in June of 1942. After Bob returned from World War II they made their home in Columbia, where she and her husband raised their family.

They were charter members of Trinity Presbyterian Church, where they were very active in the life of the church. Upon Bob's retirement from the University of Missouri they lived in Tucson, Ariz., for 24 years. Following Bob's passing she returned to Columbia in 2010.

Ginny is survived by three children, Robert N. LaBerge (Gail) of Buford, Ga., Thomas E. LaBerge (Lisa) of Carrollton, Ga., and Molly J. Means (Rick) of Columbia; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, William R. LaBerge Jr.; and daughter, Gayle Nathe.

You may leave online condolences at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Dorothy Mae (McIntire) DuNard, 96, of Columbia died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at St. Joseph Bluffs in Jefferson City.

Her family will have a private celebration of life at a future date.

Dorothy was born Sept. 20, 1917, in St. Charles, the daughter of Rex Danenhower McIntire and Katherine Adele (Siener) McIntire.

She married Paul Lawrence DuNard on June 9, 1941, in St. Louis.

Dorothy graduated from the University of Missouri in 1939 with honors. Her degree was in journalism.

In her professional life, she was advertising manager for the Bon Marche in Yakima, Wash.

After moving to Columbia, she worked at the Columbia Daily Tribune and later was advertising manager for Parks Department Store.

In her later years, she freelanced and had many articles published, including The Chicken Soup series.

She is survived by five children, Dorothy Stokes (Leon) of Lohman, Paul DuNard (Trudy, deceased) of Cypress, Calif., Barbara DuNard of Columbia, Diana Alba (Don) of South Daytona, Fla., and Kurt DuNard (Joan) of Issaquah, Wash. Surviving grandchildren are Stacy Stokes (Tina) of Jefferson City, Lisa McFadden (Michael) of Newburgh, Ind., Heather Wright (Jeff) of Launcestin, Tasmania, John Alba (Daisy) of Sutton, Mass., and Christina Alba (Scott Lynn) of Prague, Czech Republic. Surviving great-grandchildren are Zakary and Grant Stokes of Jefferson City, Molly, Colin, Grace and Aidan McFadden of Newburgh, Ind., Adelai and Piper Wright of Launcestin, Tasmania, and Chloe Alba and Dylan Celli of Sutton, Mass.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brother, Rex Danenhower McIntire Jr.; and a grandson, Michael Stokes.

Mother was an amazing woman. She touched many lives and was loved by many.

One of her favorite Bible verses was from Hebrews, Chapter 11, verses 1-3: "Now faith is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that are not seen, for by it the men of old had testimony borne to them. By faith we understand that the world was created by the word of God; and thus things visible were made out of things invisible." KJV

As a memorial, please say a prayer for her and do something kind for someone.

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

Publihsed Wednesday, April 2, 2014

William F. "Bill" Bias, 89, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at his home with his family at his side.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, in the Narthex at Parkade Baptist Church, with services to follow at the church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Born May 30, 1924, Bill was the oldest son of 12 children of Chester and Edith Bias of Fayette.

In 1942, he married Hazel Proctor. To this union, three children were born, Linda (Jesse) Stone of Columbia, Jenny (Kenny) Price of League City, Texas, and Mike Bias of Moberly; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. They were divorced in 1958.

On March 15, 1943, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving in Philippines and surrounding Islands.

He was honorably discharged in December of 1945, after earning the Purple Heart.

He married Bernice VanderLinden on July 9, 1959, and they were blessed with two sons, Ron (Rhonda) of Columbia and Bob (Sheila) of Centralia; three grandchildren, Nathan, Blane and Brittney (Patrick) Rutherford; two stepgreat-grandsons, Shawn and Wesson; and great-grandson Gabe, who was the joy of his great-grandpa's life.

Bill owned and operated Bias Lawn Service for 20 some years, starting in the late 1970s. He was one of the first commercial mowing services in Columbia. After retiring from mowing, he delivered auto parts for Carquest for more than 10 years.

In 1970, Bill and Bernice joined Parkade Baptist Church. Shortly after that, he became a member of the Fisherman's Sunday school class and the Tuesday-morning men's prayer breakfast. He was the chief coffeemaker for them until poor health forced him to quit.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and six sisters.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife; children; two brothers, J.C. Bias of Fayette and Floyd of Texas; and one sister, Thelma of Fayette.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Parkade Baptist Church/ Scott Wenger Fund, which has been established to assist the youths of our church to go on mission trips and youth camp to learn more about and spread the word of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Tributes may be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Dr. Keith Harlan Byington, 79, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, surrounded by his family.

As per Keith's request, a private family service has been held. The family will receive those wishing to pay their respects from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at 302 Westridge Drive in Columbia.

Keith was born March 14, 1935, in Plymouth, Iowa.

Although he was raised and worked on his family's farm in northern Iowa, education was very important. He attended a small rural elementary school in Worth County, Iowa, known as Union Number Seven. After graduation from high school in Plymouth, Keith attended Mason City Junior College, where he met his wife, Nancy Jeanne Code.

Keith and Nancy were married Aug. 27, 1955, at Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.

Continuing his education, Keith received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Iowa in 1958. He received a master's degree in physiology and a doctorate in pharmacology from the University of South Dakota in 1964.

From 1964-1968, Keith completed postdoctoral research at the University of Florida and the University of Wisconsin. He then joined the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, where he taught and conducted research for 45 years. Keith tutored from 1994-2013 in the PBL curriculum for first-year medical students. He retired in December 2013.

Keith's love in life was his family, research, education and his garden. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, M. Graham Clark SAR Chapter.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; their four children and spouses, Jay and Pat Byington, Pamela and Daniel Mertz, Bill and Tammy Byington, and Ann and Mike Krohn; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his sister, Katherine Kearns.

He is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the ALS Research Foundation.

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

Published, Thursday, April 3, 2014

Paul Noble Young, 72, died peacefully on Monday, March 31, 2014, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Mo., where he had been a resident for many years.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Noble was born Sept. 5, 1941, to Paul and Elizabeth Young in Shelbyville, Ky.

After graduating from Junction City, Ky., High School in 1958, Noble enrolled in Lindsey Wilson Junior College in Columbia, Ky., to pursue his education and basketball career, later transferring to Eastern Kentucky State College in Richmond, Ky.

At Eastern, Noble continued his college basketball career while completing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial arts and obtained his teaching certificate. He also attended the University of Missouri and completed all coursework for a doctorate. During his college years, he met his beloved wife, Barbara Ann (Baker). They wed on June 5, 1965, and were happily married for 48 years.

Noble taught industrial arts in the Louisville, Ky., Public School System until he joined the United States Navy in 1968. After completing Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., he became a radar navigator, flying many missions over Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

During his Navy duty, Noble was stationed in Pensacola, Fla., Whidbey Island, Wash., Guam and Japan. Noble received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), Air Medal and Combat Action Ribbon. After discharge in 1972, he served in the Naval Reserve for several years. Noble was dedicated to his family, and together they pursued their passions of teaching, traveling, snow-skiing, basketball and woodworking. Noble was very proud of his service in the United States Navy and of his Eagle Scout rank earned in 1955.

In 1973 Noble and Barbara joined the U.S. Department of Defense School System and taught at U.S. bases in Mannheim and Stuttgart, Germany, for 11 years. Germany provided the opportunity to fulfill two of Noble’s passions — traveling throughout Europe and snow-skiing in the German, Austrian and Swiss Alps. Noble taught industrial arts and was an accomplished woodworker; he later served as deputy principal at the Stuttgart American High School.

After his return from Germany, he resided in Columbia until he was left disabled after significant surgery and became a resident at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico. The family was blessed by and thankful for the loving and compassionate care that was provided to Noble for many years by the veterans home staff and administration.

Noble is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Young (nee Baker), and son Eric, both of Columbia; two brothers, Floyd Thomas (Sharon) of Junction City, Ky., and John Allen (Mary Ann) of Jefferson City; and two sisters, Betty B. Teele and Helen C. Greene (Donnie), both of Danville, Ky.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Jane.

It is the wish of the family that memorial contributions be made in Noble’s name to the Missouri Veterans Home, 1 Veterans Drive, Mexico Mo., 65265. Contributions will be utilized to support the veterans home staff in caring for their veterans.

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

Arrangements are by Heartland Cremation & Burial Society of Columbia, 573-442-7850.

Published Friday, May 9, 2014

Rayne Sayuri Kioi Smith, infant daughter of Nikki Nowlin and Tanis Smith, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road in Columbia. John Fussner will officiate.


She was born Sept. 17, 2013, in Columbia. Survivors include her mother, Nikki Nowlin of Columbia; father, Tanis Smith of Macon; sister Clara; brother Jack; maternal grandparents Jeffery W. and Tammy L. Nowlin of Columbia and Tammy and Jerry L. Malone of Columbia; paternal grandparents Harold and Lisa Smith of Macon and Jo Anna and Roger Carter of Shelbina; aunt Ashley Reid of Boonville; special friend Ky Kribbs; and great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorials are suggested to the Rayne Smith Memorial Fund in care of Nilson Funeral Home.

Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Virginia Mary Gorden, 75, of Columbia passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at her home in Columbia.

The visitation is from 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at Memorial Funeral Home. The memorial service will follow immediately in the chapel.


Virginia was born March 5, 1939, to Harry and Ida Nieters (Krone) in St. Louis.

Virginia graduated from St. Francis DeSales Catholic High School in St. Louis.

She married Richard Gorden on Aug. 30, 1958, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in St. Louis.

Virginia spent her professional career with Columbia Public Schools for 16 years.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Leo Gorden Jr.; three sons, Gary Gorden (Karen) of Gretna, Neb., Scott Gorden of Columbia and Brian Gorden (Holly) of Columbia; four grandchildren, Garrick Gorden of Gretna, and Bailey, Brandt and Avery Gorden of Columbia; two brothers, Richard Nieters of St. Louis and Ken Nieters of Midlothian, Va.; and a sister, Donna Willer of Pasco, Wash.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Harry and Jim Nieters.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wanda Judah Ely, 84, of Columbia died Sunday, April 20, 2014.

No services at this time.

Wanda was an avid reader and loved to watch "Jeopardy." She enjoyed working at Campbell's Crafts store and retired working at AG Edwards.

Survivors include a brother, Russell Judah (Jackie); two sons, Pete Ely (Marsha) and Pat Ely (Laurie); five grandchildren; and her best friend and companion, Howard Nichols.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Alice and Russell Judah.

Contributions may be made to the charity of donor's choice.

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

Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Anita Carner Blow, 88, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, after a long illness.

A celebration of her life is planned for a later date.

Anita was born Jan. 25, 1926, in St. Louis to Walter and Linnie Carner. She graduated as a registered nurse from Jewish Hospital and joined the Air Force, where she met and married John R. Blow in 1953. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this year.

Anita worked for Boone County Hospital and later retired from Columbia Regional Hospital after 15 years of service. She became a certified enterostomal therapist, one of the first in Columbia. Anita was a beloved nurse to many patients during her 30-year career, including many children during the polio epidemic.

Anita cared for her home and family and enjoyed traveling with John upon their retirements, often taking one or more of their grandchildren with them. Special memories include homemade pizzas on Sunday nights; sewing for her children and grandchildren; and camping throughout the United States. She was a devoted wife, mother of five, grandmother to 16 and great-grandmother to six children.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a half-sister, Bernice Rethman.

She is survived by her husband, John Blow; and her five children, Connie Blow of Columbia, Candace (Randall) Hoey of Marshall, Penny (Francis) Williams of Moore, Okla., Tim (Monique) Blow of Olathe, Kan., and Felicity (Claude) Buell of Leeton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson Disease Foundation 710 W. 168th St., New York, N.Y., 10032, or a charity of your choice.         

Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Alice Elizabeth Delmez, 100, of Columbia died peacefully on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Parker Funeral Service. Private entombment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was the beloved wife for 72 years of Albert Delmez, Ph.D., who survives her. She was the sole child of Clara and Axel Bergquist and the niece of Elizabeth Edman Swanson of Duluth, Minn. She was the loving mother of son, James Delmez, M.D., and daughter-in-law Kathleen of St. Louis. She also leaves behind devoted granddaughters Kathryn "Katie" Delmez Purdy of Nashville, Tenn., Sarah Delmez McElroy of Atlanta, Ga., Jennifer Gattermier of Lake Ozark and Tracy Willis of St. Louis; and goddaughter Nancy Rogers of Columbia. She also is survived by eight great-grandchildren, Jack and Caroline Purdy, Campbell and Kathryn McElroy, Ellie and Nicholas Gattermier and Evan and Delaney Willis.

She was loved and will be missed by all.

Alice was a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth and met her future husband while both were studying Spanish in Mexico City. She taught Spanish at Hickman High School for several decades while also serving as coordinator of the foreign language programs of the Columbia School District. She was an avid traveler, reader and active in progressive local politics and in a variety of cultural programs.

Her family is grateful for the caregivers of Home Instead Senior Care, who have lovingly supported her and her family for several years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences can be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bob Allsman, 86, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Mo.

Cremation has taken place, and announcement of his celebration of life will appear later.


Bob is survived by his wife, Carol, of the home; children Robert Jr., Cathy, Tresca and Deana; as well as nine grandchildren.

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

Arrangements by Heartland Cremation & Burial Society of Columbia, 573-442-7850.

Published Saturday, April 26, 2014

Clela Yamnitz, 88, of Columbia passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

A visitation will be held 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery immediately following the service.

Clela was born Feb. 1, 1926, in Cape Girardeau County, to Ottis and Mary Proffer. She grew up on a southeast Missouri farm in a family of 14.

She worked in a shoe factory during World War II as a part of the war effort where she met Darrel Yamnitz, whom she married July 2, 1943, in Perryville.

Clela and Darrel moved to Columbia in 1959 and had three sons. Darrel preceded her in death Dec. 15, 1987. She was a member of the New Providence Baptist Church. She enjoyed doing embroidery, traveling, cooking, and especially flowers and gardening. Clela even won yard of the month for the beautiful result of her planting. Clela was a wonderful, loving, and caring wife, mother, and grandmother.

Clela is survived by her three sons, Ronnie Yamnitz and wife Brenda of Hallsville, Rex Yamnitz and wife Carol of Pueblo West, Colo., and Rusty Yamnitz and wife Crystal of Taylorsville, N.C.; one sister, Lillie Davie; seven grandchildren, Kyle Yamnitz, Ryan Yamnitz, Sonya Satterwhite, Debbie Thorsen, Shanna Hays, Shane Yamnitz and Brandon Yamnitz; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; 10 siblings; and one granddaughter, Rachel Yamnitz.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are appreciated to Hospice Advantage, 1504 E. Broadway, Suite 219, Columbia, Mo., 65201, or Alzheimer's Association, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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

Published Monday, April 28, 2014

William "Bill" Lee Short, 72, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center.

A visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 28, at Memorial Funeral Home, and the funeral service immediately followed at 1 p.m.

Bill was born July 17, 1941, to Alphus and Agnes Short in Macon. Bill served a six-year term in the Missouri Army National Guard. He was the 1975 world champion skeet shooter. Bill shared 37 years of his life with his loving other half, Lola; she survives. He worked as a local insurance agent and enjoyed passing the time hunting, fishing, playing golf or fixing cars. He especially adored his grandchildren.

In addition to Lola, Bill is survived by his two sons, Robert Short and his wife, Brenda, of Macon and Michael Carey and his wife, Dee, of Harlingen, Texas; two sisters, Martha Hartung of Macon and Ramona Bork of Macon; seven grandchildren, Justin, Alexa, Sierra, Laura, Cyndi, Ryan and Kaitlyn; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two children, Lisa Short and Greg Carey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are appreciated to Honor Flight Inc., 300 E. Auburn Ave., Springfield, Ohio, 45505-4703, or The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, 2101 Vandiver Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

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

Published Sunday, April 27, 2014

James Donald Shultz, 81, of Columbia passed away on April 23, 2014, at Lakeview Healthcare in Boonville.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 2, at Parker Funeral Service. Inurnment will follow in Jacksonville Veteran's Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, at the funeral home.


Jim was born Nov. 28, 1932, in St. Joseph to Lewis and Mildred Kelsey Shultz and they preceded him in death. He was married to Lois Bittick on May 9, 1959, and she survives.

Jim was a 1950 graduate of Centralia High School. He attended the University of Missouri and went to Munich, Germany, on a violin music scholarship. In 1952, while in Germany, he was drafted into the United States Army and served in the Korean War. He returned to college and attended Georgetown University before moving to Kansas City where he began his career in the travel industry. While living in Columbia, Jim also served as the head of the Travel Administration Department at Columbia College from 1972-82.

Jim was a gifted musician and was designated a concert master violinist at the University of Missouri. He spoke 30 different languages and spoke seven of them fluently.

His hobbies included canoeing, camping, hiking, reading and cooking.

Jim was a member of the VFW Post 280 in Columbia and the German-American Club in Kansas City.

Survivors also include children, Elise (Herbert) Homeyer of Marthasville, Ann (Victor Ulrich) Shultz of Pacific, Heidi (Joseph) Custin of Grandview, Kristina (Mark) Estes of Columbia, James R. (Suzanne) Shultz of Richland and Martin (Angela) Shultz of Columbia; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jane Powell of Bowling Green.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Online condolences can be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Sunday, April 27, 2014

Frances Estabrooks, 88, of Columbia passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at Colony Pointe Assisted Living.

A graveside service will be held at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parker Funeral Service.


Frances was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Richmond to John and Pearl Becker Whitmer. She married Burton A. Estabrooks on Oct. 20, 1946, and he preceded her in death on May 8, 2002.

She graduated from Richmond High School. She worked as a secretary in the Commerce Department in Washington, D.C., during World War II.

Frances and Burton lived in Lexington after they were married, then moved to Sedalia for eight years, moving to Columbia in 1967.

Frances retired in 1985 as a travel agent from Columbia Travel.

Survivors include two sons, Andy Estabrooks and wife Laura of Rocheport and Burt Estabrooks and wife Gayle of St. Louis; four grandchildren, Dana White, Carolyn Schultz, Quenten Estabrooks and Brianna Estabrooks; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters and two brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 104 Corporate Lake Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Online condolences can be made at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Monday, April 28, 2014

Laura Gail Sublett (nče Baumgartner), 83, of Eldon, formerly of Columbia, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Heisinger Bluffs in Jefferson City.

The visitation is from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Brad Stagg, is at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Olivet Christian Church Cemetery.

The oldest of three children, Gail was born Feb. 26, 1931, at home in Callaway County to Benjamin H. and Pauline (Coats) Baumgartner.

Gail was a graduate of Fulton High School. She worked many years as an office manager for Sheep Breeder Magazine in Columbia. She was a former board member and secretary for Rocky Mount Fire Department. Gail was an active member of Rocky Mount Lions Club and a member of First Christian Church of Eldon. She loved to play bridge and played every week for many years with a close group of friends.

Survivors include her husband, Duane Sublett of Eldon; two daughters, Linda Hutton (Bob) of Columbia and Amy Sublett of Jefferson City; her only granddaughter, Laura Hutton (Frank Koch) of Columbia; great-granddaughter Audrey Hutton Koch of Columbia; a brother, James "Jim" Baumgartner (Anne) of Jefferson City; several nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins.

Gail was preceded in death by her brother, Bennie Baumgartner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Olivet Cemetery Association, 1991 S. Olivet Road, Columbia, Mo., 65201, or The Alzheimer's Association, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Thursday, May 1, 2014

Milo "Rusty" Spurgeon, 88, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Trinity Presbyterian Church with a reception immediately following. A private burial will take place at Columbia Cemetery.

No one has ever been more loved by family and friends than Rusty Spurgeon. He was funny, sweet, often plainspoken. Modest and humble, he never wanted any writings of lofty accomplishments, made us promise only bare facts, which we have tried to do:

Milo J. Spurgeon was born April 19, 1926, in Pittsburg, Kan., and was raised in southeast Kansas.

He served a full apprenticeship in the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America, finishing a few months before graduation from high school. He had to report for his Army physical and couldn't attend graduation. He was inducted into the Army on July 13, 1944, and took basic training at Fort Riley, Kan., with emphasis on small armory repair. He was sent to Germany as a replacement in the 4th Cavalry. Soon after that, he was engaged in combat as a tanker. On March 4, 1945, he was wounded and lost both feet in the Battle for Remagen Bridge on the Rhine River near Cologne. He spent eight months at Bushnell General Army Hospital in Brigham City, Utah, having reconstructive surgery and being fitted with prostheses before being discharged from the service Oct. 18, 1945. After spending about a year recuperating and learning basic use of his prostheses, he enrolled at Kansas State Teachers' College in Pittsburg, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1950. Three years to the day he was released from the hospital, he met Norma Webber from Eureka Springs, Ark., and they were married April 9, 1950.

He attended KU medical school, first in Lawrence, then in Kansas City, Kan., interned at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City and returned to the KU Medical Center for residency in anesthesiology. He started his medical career in Kansas City, Kan., at St. Margaret's Hospital, then moved to Columbia in 1960, where he worked at Boone County Hospital, Ellis Fishel Cancer Hospital and traveled to Cooper County Hospital in Boonville. He retired from medicine in 1980 because of an allergy with latex gloves.

He continued some years to be active physically, including bicycling, bowling, camping, hiking, canoeing, learning taekwando, ice skating and skiing, swimming, household repairs, gardening, small engine repair, and hobbies of woodworking, making miniature dollhouse furniture, cooking, weaving, painting in oils and watercolor. He enjoyed volunteering at church and tax aide for AARP. He had helped with Boy Scouts while his sons were active and enjoyed teaching his children car maintenance, his grandchildren woodworking and so forth.

In later years, he enjoyed church, spending time with friends, reading and bird-watching, a more sedentary life. He will be missed.

Rusty is survived by his wife, Norma; his two sons, Chris and David of Columbia; and his daughter, Sarah Marinelli of Purdys, N.Y.; and Chris's wife, Darla Horman, and Sarah's husband, David Marinelli. Rusty's grandkids are Bryant Spurgeon and his wife, Christal, of Fayette and Jessica Stroupe and her husband, Patrick, of Armstrong.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The Brotherhood Fund at Trinity Presbyterian Church or the Walter Johnson Palliative Care Foundation at Boone Hospital Center.

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

Published Sunday, May 11, 2014

Margaret L. Daugherty, 91, of Columbia passed away Friday, May 9, 2014.

There will be a visitation at 10 a.m. Monday, May 12, at Memorial Funeral Home, with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.


She was born on June 19, 1922, in Livingston County to Carl and Laura (Fraser) Parks. On April 5, 1947, she married Vernon Daugherty, and he preceded her in death.

Margaret was a very active lifetime member of Memorial Baptist Church. She was involved in Sunday school, sang in the choir and played the piano and organ.

Margaret was a fun-loving grandma who enjoyed travel and also relished spending time with her children and grandchildren, attending all of the kids' sporting events.

Margaret is survived by her son, Dale Daugherty (wife Barbara) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson (Adam) and Julie Crowley (Jon Hinderberger), both of Columbia, Kristen Smith (husband Danny) and Matthew Daugherty (wife Rebecca), both of Colorado Springs; daughter-in-law, Jane Daugherty of Columbia; and great-grandchildren, James, Corry, Haley, Liam and Noah.

In addition to her loving husband, Margaret was preceded in death by her son, James "Doc" Daugherty; her parents; one brother and one sister.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Memorial Baptist Church, 1634 Paris Road, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Published Sunday, July 27, 2014

Anton Novacky, 80, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Bratislava, Slovakia, following a brief illness. He was laid to rest near his parents and grandparents.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Our Lady of Lourdes in Columbia. For details, email remember.novacky@gmail.com

Anton was born in Bratislava, Slovakia, on June 3, 1933, to Katarina Fischer and Jan Martin Novacky. He married Dorothy (Hyrossova) Novacky in 1958 and together they had three children: Robert (who died shortly after birth), Andrea and Tom. Following Dori’s death in 2000 he married Marina Rehakova; they maintained homes in Columbia and in Slovakia.

Anton received his education at Komenius University, Bratislava, and was granted a PhD by the Slovak Academy of Sciences in 1965. Following the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, Anton, his wife and daughter immigrated to the United States.

After spending a year in Lexington, Ky., the Novackys settled in Columbia. Anton was a member of the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Department of Plant Pathology from 1969 until retirement in 1998 and was active in the Interdisciplinary Plant Group. His field of expertise was plant resistance to bacterial pathogens, known as the hypersensitive response, and the electrical characteristics of plant cell membranes in healthy and diseased plants. He collaborated with colleagues in Europe and Japan, spent two sabbaticals in Darmstadt, Germany, and was regularly invited to speak at international conferences. He was respected and admired by the many graduate students and post-doctoral fellows he supervised. The most common description of him by friends, colleagues and students is “a kind gentleman.”

In addition to professional research, he enjoyed hiking in the mountains, collecting pens and photography. He always had a camera in hand, taking photos of friends and family as well as black-and-white photos of nature.

He is missed by his brother, Martin, and sisters, Tess and Maria, nieces and nephews, and wife, Marina, all of Slovakia. He

is missed by his children

Andrea (and Bob) and Tom (and Heather), and grandchildren, Benjamin and Matthew Congdon of Redmond, Wash.; Alyssa, Nathan, Isaac and Audrey Novacky of Lenexa, Kan.

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Philip Michael Doolady, 79, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly a resident of Columbia and Lake of the Ozarks, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at his home in Cape Coral.

There will be a visitation from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 22, at Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at noon. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Phil was born March 19, 1935, to George Doolady and Florence (Gabriel) Doolady in Chicago.

Phil attended Williams Military Academy in Wheaton, Ill., and graduated from Hallsville High School in Hallsville.

Philip was united in marriage to Joanne (Koester) Doolady on Sept. 22, 1962, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stover.

Phil had retired from the GTE Corp. after a career lasting more than 30 years, then formed Doolady Repairs at Lake of the Ozarks, specializing in home remodeling and repair. After 12 years of serving his customers, the business was sold, and he became a full-time retiree.

Phil was involved with many civic organizations: Loyal Order of Moose No. 2199, International Order of Old Bastards, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 3957, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Men's Auxiliary, Post 8463, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks No. 2596, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers No. 257, United States Power Squadrons, serving more than 30 years teaching boater safety and education, and reached the rank of District 30 commander and served on the National Safety Committee, as well a founding member of the Missouri Ozarks Power Squadron.

Phil is survived by son Troy Doolady and wife Michele; son Kurt Doolady; and was blessed with six grandchildren, Kayla, Anna, Will, Max, Cameron and Karson Doolady; one granddaughter in-law, Cassie (Johanningmeier) Doolady; and Mallory "The Cat."

Phil was preceded in death by his father, George Doolady; mother Florence Carlson; son Philip Michael Doolady Jr.; brother James Doolady; and his wife of 49 years, Joanne Doolady.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in the memory of Philip Doolady are appreciated and may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Published Sunday, May 25, 2014

Deacon Gene Austin Carter, 82, of Columbia passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Millard Family Funeral Home. An additional visitation will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. David Ballenger officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Gene was born June 28, 1931, in McBaine, the son of Roy Arthur Carter and Helen (Davis) Carter who preceded him in death. Gene was united in marriage to Elizabeth Cooper on Oct. 9, 1954, in Columbia. Elizabeth preceded him in death on May 22, 2006.

Gene was a 1952 graduate of Douglas High School where he later served as the first president of the school's Parent-Teacher Organization.

Gene served his country as a United States Marine. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a custodian at Memorial Baptist Church and in food service for the Columbia Public School System. He was retired from the U.S. Postal System after 34 years of service and was a member of the NALC, branch 763. He was a member of Mount Celestial Baptist Church No. 2 where he served as a deacon for more than 40 years. He served as a member of the trustee board and past chairman of the deacon board. Gene was past president of the Mt. Carmel District Laymen Ministry and Mt. Carmel District Junior Laymen. He was the oldest member of the Richard T. Kelly American Legion Post No. 238 having served as sergeant of arms, adjunct commander and past commander. He enjoyed fishing, collecting stamps and coins.

Gene is survived by his children, Michael Gene Carter and wife, Denise, of Springfield, Gary Alan Carter and wife, Dee, of Columbia, Sandy Denise Talton of Columbia; five brothers, Hubert Carter of Ontario, Calif., James A Carter of Riverside, Calif., Robert Carter of Tampa, Fla., William L. Carter of Columbia, George Carter of Kansas City, Kan.; one sister, Bonnie Leater of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and a large extended family including seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one sister, JoAnn Herndon; two brothers, Aaron Carter and Roy E. Carter.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor's charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Home, 12 East Ash St., Columbia, Mo., 65203. 573-442-7112.

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

Published Saturday, May 24, 2014

Raymond "Ray" Louis Hildebrand, 74, of Columbia passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, as a result of complications from a stroke.

His memorial service, which will include Masonic and Elks Lodge services, will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, at the Elks Lodge 594 in Columbia. His ashes will be interred at Columbia Cemetery at a later date.

Ray was born Feb. 19, 1940, in Mexico to John Henry and Alberta Clara (Baehr) Hildebrand. He married Kathleen Lois Monroe on March 31, 1962 in Jerome, Ill.

Ray graduated from R-VI Community High School in Audrain County in 1958 and attended Central Methodist College in Fayette. Ray moved to Columbia in 1964 and had been a resident of Boone County since then. From 1964-1966 he worked at the Columbia Police Department. While on the Columbia Police Department he served as acting police juvenile officer helping to develop a full-time officer position with absolute authority to handle juvenile cases. He was a deputy juvenile officer with the 13th judicial circuit court and later he was a juvenile officer for the 14th judicial circuit court. He then worked at The Missouri Book Store as the warehouse manager. Ray retired as manager of shipping and receiving of Con-Agra in Macon in 1999.

He was involved in many civic organizations: Benevolent & Protective order of Elks 594, Fraternal Order of Eagles 1022, The Twilight Lodge 114 AF&AM, he was a 32-degree A&E Scottish Rite of Free Masonry and he was a member of the Moola Temple Shriners. Since 1970, Ray was very active in the Elks and was a past exulted ruler (1982).

Ray is survived by his wife, Kathleen; daughter, Raelene (Jim) Head of Columbia; and son, Karl Hildebrand. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Kaitlin and Logan Head.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, John Henry Hildebrand, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Ray are appreciated and can be made to the Heart Association of Missouri or Elks Lodge 594.

Online condolences can be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Leslie Bates, 95, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Asheville, N.C.

A celebration of life will be held at the Black Mountain Methodist Church in August.

He is survived by Katherine Evelyn Stone Bates, his wife of more than 71 years; his sister, Esther Hansen;his children, Daniel Bates, Bette Bates and Ellen Bates Board; and five grandchildren, Alison and Robin Tynes and William, Benjamin and Nicholas Board.

Condolences to www.harwoodhomeforfunerals.com.

Published Sunday, June 1, 2014

Veta Little Moyes, 99, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, after a long and happy life. She had most recently been a resident at The Bluffs in Columbia.

Family and friends are invited to a graveside burial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will also receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moyes was born on Aug. 11, 1914, in Woodlandville, the second daughter of Vincil and Pauline Little. She was a 1933 graduate of University Laboratory School. After high school, she took business classes at Orton Rice Business School in Columbia and Monroe Calculator in Kansas City. While working, she met her future husband, W.E. (Bill) Moyes, and they were married in 1937. They enjoyed nearly 68 years of marriage, before Mr. Moyes preceded her in death in 2005.

Mrs. Moyes was a longtime member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women group at Wilkes UMC. She was a charter member of the Women's Cancer Control Program at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and served on that board. Mrs. Moyes was a proud member of Rebekah Lodge 383.

Mrs. Moyes is survived by her "one and only" son, William (Bill) Moyes and his wife Alice Wondra; her brother, E.V. (Bud) Little and his wife Ruth; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters, Elinor Dolen Dietz and Irma Whitehouse Sagen North.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Veta Moyes Memorial, c/o Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Boulevard, Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Published Monday, June 2, 2014

Dorothy Jeanette Weisenborn King "Jean King," 88, of Columbia passed away Friday, May 30, 2014.

Celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Community United Methodist Church; burial will be at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Macon. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.

Jean was born Dorothy Jeanette on April 8, 1926, in Macon to Charles and Elizabeth Weisenborn.

On Oct. 12, 1946, she married the love of her life, Don R. King, and lived happily for 52 wonderful years before his passing in 1998. They are now reunited in God's kingdom along with their infant son, Randall.

Jean loved her family above all else. Her life was dedicated to Don, her kids and running a perfect household, along with her work as an office manager and as an accountant for the King family businesses. You would often see her dancing with Don or hear her singing around the house to babies or in the choir at church, or taste her wonderful baking, especially at Christmas, created to give to others. She had a special talent for the written word that few saw, but if you did, it would touch your heart forever.

Her legacy and love lives on in her children, Donna Kluzek of Albuquerque, N.M., Rick King of Columbia, Kevin King of El Dorado Springs, Jeanette Jayne of Kansas City, and Cindy Shaneberger of Wentzville; her sister, Helen Malizia of Rocheport; her 18 grandchildren, whom she cherished; and 13 great-grandchildren.

If you would like to send a memorial donation, please choose your favorite charity or send to her church where she was a founding member, Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Published Monday, June 2, 2014

Dr. Osmund R. Overby, 82, of Columbia died peacefully and in the presence of his family on Sunday, June 1, 2014, after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson's disease.

A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth St. in Columbia. The family will greet friends following the service at a reception at the church. Burial will be private.

Osmund "Ozzie" Rudolf Overby, the son of Oscar and Gertrude (Boe) Overby, was born Nov. 8, 1931, in Minneapolis. He attended school in Northfield, Minn., and graduated from St. Olaf College in 1953 with a degree in mathematics and philosophy. He played in orchestras and bands as a clarinetist and saxophone player, and was active in several sports and outdoor activities, including ski jumping.

He married Barbara Spande of Portland, Ore., in 1954 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a military band musician. The couple attended graduate school at the University of Washington, Seattle, where Ozzie obtained an MA in architecture. In 1963, he received his Ph.D. in Art History from Yale University. His first teaching position was at the University of Toronto. From there, he came to the University of Missouri, Columbia, where he taught in the Department of Art History and Archaeology until his retirement in 1998.

At MU, he was a key contributor to long-range campus planning, a driver of the renovation of Pickard Hall, and director of the Museum of Art and Archaeology. He led teams of architectural students from around the nation during several summer projects for the U.S. Department of the Interior's Historic American Buildings Survey in St. Thomas, Boston, Newport, Hanover and St. Genevieve. In 1987, Ozzie was named distinguished alumnus of St. Olaf College. During sabbatical years, he conducted research and taught at the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Washington University, St. Louis; and the Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, which was one leg of an extraordinary, year-long road trip through 14 European countries the family made in a 1971 Volkswagen camper van.

Ozzie founded and led several historic preservation organizations at community and state levels in Missouri. He was also a nationally-recognized champion of architectural preservation. In Ozzie's honor, the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation, an organization that advocates for preservation of architectural and historic landmarks in Missouri, annually bestows the Overby Award, given for a published work contributing to the documentation and interpretation of Missouri's architectural history.

Ozzie was a longtime editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians and wrote a number of articles and books, including "William Adair Bernoudy Architect: Bringing the Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright to St. Louis." He served for several years as editor-in-chief of the Buildings of the United States series, a sixty-volume collection that documents American architecture. His own co-authored volume in this series on the buildings of Missouri will be published posthumously. Over the course of his career, Ozzie advised and mentored numerous doctoral students who have gone on to teach around the world. He was a popular lecturer and he and Barbara hosted many memorable backyard picnics welcoming students to the department.

A supporter and patron of musical performance in Columbia, Ozzie loved attending student, faculty and professional concerts. Early in his time in Columbia, he co-founded a film society at the university. He also served on the board of the Missouri Parks Association and advised former Governor Kit Bond on the restoration of the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City. He lent his time to civic, academic and religious organizations, including St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Columbia, where he sang in the choir for many years. While working and in retirement, he joined his wife Barbara on archaeological excavations in Portugal and together they walked the Camino de Santiago in France and Spain, and a similar pilgrimage route, St. Olaf's Way, in Norway from Oslo to Trondheim.

Ozzie is survived by his wife of sixty years, Barbara, an accomplished musician, textile artist, cook, and business owner. He is also survived by his children Paul (Patricia) of Pittsburgh; Katherine (Robert) Howland of Columbia; and Charlotte (Barbara), of Durango, Colo.; and four grandchildren Clara, Alexander, Joseph and Sarah. He is also survived by a sister, Solveig Tschann of Mendota Heights, Minn.; and a brother Karl, of Fullerton, Calif.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Rolf, in 1959.

Admired for his kindness, intellect, humor, generosity and humility, Ozzie greatly inspired these same qualities in his friends, colleagues and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Columbia Civic Orchestra, P.O. Box 7119, Columbia, Mo., 65205, (cco.missouri.org/support.html).

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

Published by Bram-Turner Funeral Homes, Maysville, MO 64469
Sherry 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 parents.

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 www.bram-turnerfuneralhome.com.

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Gertie L. White, 107, of Columbia passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, in Columbia.

Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at Memorial Funeral Home, with a visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.



Gertie was a founding member of the Columbia Senior Center and an avid bridge player.

She was born Sept. 15, 1906, to the late Leander Patterson Lewis and Viola Tennessee Denton. She married James A. Rutter; he preceded her in death in 1958. She married Butler White, who preceded her in death.

Gertie is survived by one daughter, Ellen Jane Smith (Ray); seven grandchildren, James Lewis Rutter (Cathy), David Rutter (Jane), Scott Rutter (Sara), Brenda Walker (David), Michael Smith (Lisa), Jeffrey Smith (Sherolyn) and Pamela Bellaver (Todd); and several great-grandchildren.

She is also preceded in death by a son, Charles L. Rutter; two brothers and four sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia Senior Center, 1121 Business Loop 70 E, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Roy R. Shettlesworth, 97, of Ashland passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 20, at Memorial Funeral Home with a visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Roy was born June 4, 1917, in Easley to Grand and Nora Shettlesworth. He proudly served his country in Germany during World War II. He was exceptionally proud of his fishing prowess and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughter, Iris Price, and her family; his son, Jack Shettlesworth, and Julie Conrad and their family; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva; two brothers, Arlie and L.T. Shettlesworth; and one sister, Opal Sanders.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bluegrass Terrace, 102 Redtail Dr, Ashland, Mo., 65010, or a charity of your choice in Roy's name.

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Karl David Nolph, M.D., 77, of Columbia passed away at home Monday, June 16, 2014.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 20, at Missouri United Methodist Church; visitation to follow.

Karl was born Feb. 6, 1937, in Brookville, Pa., to Harry and Mary Nolph. He married Georgia Bower on July 26, 1961, in Appleton, Minn.

Dr. Nolph was an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of nephrology and dialysis. His world-renowned research on kidney disease and development of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) transformed the field and has helped countless patients lead healthier, self-sufficient lives.

Nolph graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., with a degree in chemistry. He was a member of the concert and marching bands and Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.

Nolph attended the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Pa. From 1967 to 1969, he served in the U.S. Army at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and General Hospital.

From 1972 to 1974 Nolph was the chair of the Department of Medicine at the Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital. In 1974, Nolph was named chief of the Division of Nephrology at the University of Missouri, a position he held 25 years. He served as the Loren E. Broaddus, Curators' Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Curators' Professor Emeritus of Medicine, and there is a faculty chair named in his honor.

The University of Missouri has recognized Nolph with the Chancellor's Research, Presidential Research, Sigma Nu Research, Faculty Alumni, Distinguished Faculty, Byler Distinguished Professor, and Honorary Member of Medical Alumni Organization awards.

The University of Pennsylvania recognized Nolph with the A.N. Richard's Distinguished Achievement Award. Franklin and Marshall College presented Nolph with the Alumni Citation for Distinguished Achievement Award.

Nationally, he received the American Society of Nephrology's Belding H. Scribner Award, the American Kidney Fund's National Torchbearer Award and National Kidney Foundation Lifetime Award.

Internationally, he was named an Honorary Fellow by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Scotland. Nolph was the president of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, member of the Italian Nephrology Society, received the International Society for Hemodialysis' Belding Scribner Trailblazer Award and Lifetime Achievement Award, and the International Vicenza Award.

He was a founding member of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, serving as North American delegate to the council, vice president and president.

Nolph served as president of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs.

Although retired, Nolph continued to be active in the field, helping to organize and chair the Annual Dialysis Conference, which attracts thousands of participants from around the globe, as he had done yearly since 1979.

Nolph gave more than 900 national and international presentations, published more than 600 articles and chaired more than 165 national and international meetings. He authored or edited 38 books, including Peritoneal Dialysis (the definitive textbook in the field), served on 24 editorial boards and earned six patents. However, his career is best viewed in the context of the countless number of patients he has helped working with a spirit of fervent caring and exemplary humanism.

He considered his greatest accomplishment to be his family, to which he gave his highest priority. He modeled this personal value to those with whom he worked. Music was an important part of his life. He played his trumpet in multiple marching, concert and swing bands and enjoyed playing trumpet-piano duets with his wife. He enjoyed singing in church choirs locally and in Canada. Post-retirement, he fell in love with Nova Scotia and spent several months there each year.

He is survived by his wife, Georgia Nolph, M.D.; children Erika (Bruce) Ringdahl, M.D., of Columbia and Kristopher (Michelle) Nolph, D.D.S., of Jefferson City; and grandchildren, Shelby, Sydney, Karson Ringdahl, Madison and Ian Nolph.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Missouri United Methodist Church or the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology.

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

Published Monday, June 23, 2014 at 10:37 am

Theadus G. Beasley, 93, of Columbia died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service. Burial is at Columbia Cemetery.

Mrs. Beasley was born July 4, 1920, in Columbia, S.C., to Walter T. and Nettie Turner Glaze.

Mrs. Beasley graduated from high school in Columbia, S.C., and attended Drauhn’s Business School. She married Jack D. Beasley on Oct. 2, 1942. He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1991.

Mrs. Beasley was a receptionist for Drs. Baker, Tinsley and Ladenson for more than 30 years. If that was not enough, she had the impossible task of raising Stick and Pup.

She survived by two sons, Jack D. Beasley Jr. and Walter (Andy) Beasley both of Columbia, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Beasley; a grandson, Tyler A. Beasley, of Jefferson City; and a sister, Betty Hanks, of Beaumont, Texas.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.   


Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 11:00 am

Gloria E. Niewoehner, affectionately known as “Tommie,” left this mortal world to be with her Lord on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the age of 87.

True to her beliefs, she donated her body to University of Missouri School of Medicine for medical research. Her cremated remains will be interred at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Jacksonville. Memorial services will be held at a later date.



Born Jan. 25, 1927, in Wardell to William W. and Bessie Mercer, she would graduate from the University of Tennessee-Memphis and embark on a successful career as an X-ray technician working in Austin, Texas, New Orleans and the Ellis Fischel Cancer Research Center in Columbia.

She was united in marriage to Carl H. Niewoehner on March 24, 1951, in Memphis, Tenn. With her husband she would reside in New Orleans and Poteau, Okla., before arriving in Columbia in 1955.

To most she will be remembered as a woman of deep compassion with a “can-do” pragmatism that left its mark on many; her church, Lenoir Retirement Center, American Legion Auxiliary, Mid-Missouri Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, section and division leader of the United Way, Volunteer Action Center and co-founder of the Koinonia House.

To her family she was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She adored her grandchildren. She was a model of charity, graciousness and service towards others. She was a rock of faithfulness, demonstrating the importance of commitment to family.

To her husband there were many precious memories of a faithful wife and mother, fondest of which were the annual family trips to Canada that continued for almost 50 years, camping and fishing on remote lakes south of Hudson Bay. They traveled in their motor home in 49 states and all of the Canadian provinces. For their 25th wedding anniversary they finally went on their long-delayed honeymoon, taking their first cruise.

She is survived by her husband, Carl; a son, Eric of Juneau, Alaska; three grandchildren, Rachel Epler of Kansas City, Kaitlin of New York City and Sean of Juneau, Alaska; two sisters, Lautain Scruggs of Atlanta, Ga., and Janette Kornman of New Orleans; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She asked that memorials be directed to the Central Missouri Food Bank or to Oakland Christian Church.

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

Published Friday, June 27, 2014 at 7:31 am

Bernard P. “Ben” Wulff, 92, of Columbia passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish with visitation preceding the service at 10 a.m.

Ben was born Jan. 12, 1922, in Argyle, to Joseph F. and Gertrude K. Wulff. He married Gladys G. Hoer on Aug. 31, 1946. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific. While residing in Argyle he was president of the volunteer fire department, served as president of the Argyle Civic Improvement Association, was president of the Osage County R3 School Board, was an organizer of the Boys Little League, and was a member of VFW Post 8045. After the family moved to Columbia he painted for Russell Level Painting and was a member of Local 1185. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and served on the parish council. He was also a member of the First Secretariat Cursillo Movement. He was a frequent volunteer at The Wardrobe, City of Columbia, Habitat for Humanity, Columbia Entertainment Company and at Our Lady of Lourdes.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys; his three sons, Steve and his wife, Nell, John and his wife, Kelly, and Kevin; six grandchildren, Alex, Chris, Bradly, Brandon, Lindsey and Brady; and two great-grandchildren, Jonah and Leokadia. He is also survived by his brother Joseph F. Wulff Jr. and was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mid Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nilson Funeral Home.

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10:03 am

Willie Pearl Elmore Strickland, 84, our beloved mother and friend, peacefully passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014, at her home in Columbia.

Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Millard Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St. in Columbia. During this time, a lasting tribute will be made by the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

An additional visitation will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St. in Columbia, where services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Amy Gearhart, officiating. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born on Aug. 22, 1929, in Jackson, Miss., to Willie Mack and Abe Elmore. She received her formal education in the Jackson Public Schools in Mississippi and her college education from Tougaloo College in Mississippi. She was joined in marriage for 62 years to Dr. Arvarh E. Strickland, professor emeritus of history of the University of Missouri, and they were blessed with two children.

Willie Pearl was dedicated to community uplift and worked tirelessly for more than 40 years as teacher and life educator in Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois and Missouri. She taught third grade at Lee Elementary School in Columbia Public Schools from August 1974 up until her retirement in July 1992. Being of service to the community was important to her and anchored by her committed membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her call to service was so great that she, along with 15 other like-minded women, chartered and formed the Kappa Chi Omega Chapter of AKA in 1976 in the city of Columbia.

A rare pearl, a unique soul with an unmatchable drive and spirit, Willie Pearl was most known for her compassion for others, her witty sense of humor, her Southern cooking and love of food, traveling and her endearing love for her family, her church and sorority. She was the embodiment of Southern hospitality, charm and grace.

She is survived by her sons, Duane (Hope) of Indianapolis, Ind., and Bruce (Stephanie) of Dubai, UAE; four granddaughters, Janae, Rachael (Andy), Gabriella and Nia; four grandsons, Marcell, Matthew, Stephan and Quincy; and one great-granddaughter, Pearl Virginia; and, one great-grandson, Sullivan Wells. She will be missed by a host of cousins, nieces and along with the many MU students whom they “adopted” into their extended family, along with her lifelong friends and sorority sisters.

In lieu of cards and flowers, memorial donations are being accepted in her name to the Kappa Chi Omega Chapter of AKA Scholarship Fund, Landmark Bank, Columbia, Mo.

Words of condolences and expressions can be sent online at www.millardfamilychapels.com.

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10:12 am

Barbara M. Herlong, 79, of Columbia passed away Monday, July 7, 2014.

There will be a memorial service held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 11, at Community United Methodist Church.

She was born Feb. 16, 1935, in Warren, R.I. On July 5, 1959, she married William P. Herlong, who preceded her in death in 2001. They were married for 42 years.

Barbara was a loving wife and mother. She was an avid reader, active in her church and was proud to have traveled to all seven continents.

Barbara is survived by her daughters, Joy Boan (husband Kelly) of Overland Park, Kan., and Jill McCallie (husband Jay) of Fulton; sister Margaret Moody of Texas; and grandchildren Bradley, Kyle and David Boan, all of Kansas. She will be sadly missed by her kitties, Chance and Iris.

Memorial donations are appreciated to Community United Methodist Church or to Columbia Second Chance animal shelter.

Published Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 12:00 am

James “Jim” V. Patchett, 75, of Columbia passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014.

Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

He was born on Nov. 14, 1938, in Overland to the late William and Barbara (Stokes) Patchett.

Jim married Nancy Hoover in 1961 in Princeton, and she survives.

He is also survived by his children, Jamie Patchett (wife Trisha) of Columbia, Amy Mayberry of Shawnee, Kan., and Adam Patchett (wife Jessica) of Columbia; siblings, Jack Patchett of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Phyllis Lawson (husband Larry) of St. Charles;

grandchildren, Olivia and Rebecca Mayberry of Shawnee, Kan., and Jackson Patchett, Sydney Scott, James and John Patchett, all of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.

Jim was friendly and outgoing and loved to be outside. His grandchildren were his joy. After he served his country in the U.S. Army, he worked as a land surveyor, later forming Patchett and Co. Jim was an avid Cardinals baseball fan. He was an active, involved father who enjoyed coaching his children’s athletic teams.

Memorial donations may be made to Community United Methodist Church or to Habitat for Humanity.

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Anthony M. Falco Sr., 86, of Columbia passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014.

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, at Our Lady of Lourdes, 8812 E. Gregory in Raytown, with visitation from 10:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Kansas City.

He was born April 16, 1928, to the late Joseph and Mary (Saitta) Falco in Kansas City.

On May 16, 1950, he married Frances Ann LoMonaco. who preceded him in death on May 23, 2014.

He served in the United States Marines during the Korean War. Anthony was an honorary lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. He retired from Sears-Roebuck and Co in the 1990s.

Anthony is survived by his sons, Joe Falco (wife Cindy), Mike Falco (wife Teri), both of Columbia, and Nino Falco (wife Rosa) of Menifee, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his beloved wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Anthony will be remembered as a loving husband, father, Nanu and friend.

Online condolences may be left at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lois Catherine Ross, 95, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 14, 2014, at Colony Pointe Assisted Living with her family and friends by her side.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at Memorial Funeral Home, with a visitation before services beginning at 1 p.m.

Lois was born March 19, 1919, to Leonard and Mary McGonigle Sprinkle in Walnut, Ill., the youngest of five children.

Lois married George Randall Ross on March 21, 1937, in Walnut, Ill., and to this union, two children were born. They were married for 71 years. Throughout the marriage, they enjoyed their Lake of the Ozarks cabin, traveling and spending time with family. Her greatest joys were her family, friends and pets.

Lois was always very active and enthusiastic about life and had a unique way of meeting people. She worked at Woolf Bros. for 15 years. She was a member of Louise Eads Circle of King’s Daughters, Friday Girls Lunch Club, served as deaconess at First Christian Church and was a member of Hanna Jones Circle of the church. She was active in several bridge clubs. Lois had a vast interest in interior design and was quite talented.

She is survived by daughter, Sharon Tonnessen (Sten); and her son, David T. Ross (Ann); her grandchildren, Patrick Ross and Kelly Ross Kardon (John); great-grandson Christopher Kardon; three stepgrandchildren, Cindy, John and Amy Tonnessen; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and four siblings.

The family appreciated the compassionate service of Colony Pointe Assisted Living, Hospice Compassus and Right at Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to First Christian Church or Hospice Compassus.

Published Sunday, July 20, 2014

Betty Mae Bundy, 83, of Columbia passed from this life Thursday, July 17, 2014, to be with her husband and love of her life in a much better place with no suffering or pain. She died after a brief illness at Boone Hospital Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Parker Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery. Max Jennings and Joe Smith will be officiating.

She was born on Nov. 1, 1931, to Paul and Helen Turner. She married William Byron Bundy on March 27, 1948, and he preceded her in death on July 12, 1994. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, cooking, crocheting and sewing. She and Bill bowled for years on the Shirts and Skirts Bowling League at Town and Country Lanes. She was a big fan of the Missouri Tigers football and basketball team and enjoyed watching the Cardinals and Chiefs.

Surviving are three daughters, all of Columbia, Linda Bundy, Rita Fleenor (Chris) and Nancy Bundy; six grandchildren, Tori Smith (Joe), Cari Miller (Chris), Traci Fleenor (Brett Crowley), Patrick Fleenor (Naomi) of Camp Pendleton, Calif., Byron Bundy (Dymund) and Derrick Bundy; three great-grandchildren, Jenna, Taylor and Brock; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Paul Turner Jr., and her parents.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association or Discovery Church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ralph C. Dobbs, 91, of Columbia passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. in Columbia. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Tenth and Walnut streets in Columbia, with interment to follow at 2 p.m. at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, with full military honors.

Ralph was born Sept. 29, 1922, in Bertha, Douglas County, to Ed and Myrtle (Tetrick) Dobbs. He graduated from Ava High School and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. He enrolled at Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield and completed his bachelor’s degree in agriculture at the University of Missouri. In 1942, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served bravely in the South Pacific during World War II, surviving both Iwo Jima and Nagasaki. He received an honorable discharge with the rank of captain.

Ralph wasted no time returning to his sweetheart, Edna “Sherry” Sherwood, and they married in Cresson, Pa., on July 14, 1946. He taught vocational agriculture in Bakersfield, and later earned a master’s degree at MU. As a county Extension agent with the University Extension Division, Ralph enjoyed great popularity with farmers and ranchers all over southern and Central Missouri.

In 1961, he became a community development agent in Farmington and the Lead Belt area. His efforts were instrumental in mobilizing local leaders to acquire funding, making Mineral Area College a reality.

In 1963, Ralph, Sherry and their five daughters moved to Bloomington, Ind., where Ralph completed a doctorate in adult education from Indiana University. In 1965, Dr. Dobbs joined the graduate faculty in the College of Education at MU. Besides teaching numerous graduate level courses, Professor Dobbs served on many master’s and doctoral committees and facilitated a wide variety of conferences and short courses throughout Missouri. Ralph was extremely successful both personally and professionally throughout his life, and he made friends wherever he went.

Dr. Dobbs became professor emeritus in 1985. For many decades, Ralph bred top-quality Registered Polled Hereford cattle and enjoyed raising and sharing beautiful produce from his farm near Ashland. Over the years, he and his Ashland neighbors enjoyed memorable “Tea Time” celebrations at his rustic cabin. He was active in First Christian Church for 50 years as an elder, deacon and Sunday school teacher. Capt. Dobbs took great pride in his association with the Central Missouri Honor Flight program. He made countless friends each time he donned his original Marine Corps uniform and saluted each veteran returning home from Washington, D.C.

Ralph’s beloved wife, Sherry, died in 2009. His parents, two brothers, Harold and Raymond, and sister, Ireta Tate, also preceded him in death.

Survivors include five daughters: Marilyn Schappert of Columbia, Jeanie Dobbs of San Francisco, Sherry Kaye Dobbs of Columbia, Sue Dobbs, DDS, of Kansas City and Carol Kvanvig (Jonathan) of Waco, Texas; four grandchildren: Capt. David Schappert (Meghan), USN, of Fairfax, Va., Philip Schappert (Kathy) of Atlanta, Ga., Jared Kvanvig (Savannah) of Columbia and Brittany Kvanvig of Austin, Texas; six great-grandchildren: Jack and Laine Schappert of Fairfax, Va., Cole, Blake and Landon Schappert of Atlanta, Ga., and Weston Kvanvig of Columbia. He also is survived by one sister, Juanita Dougherty, of Ava; and many other nieces, nephews and extended family.

The family would like to thank Dr. David James III, Dr. Jerry Cupp, Dr. Myo Lwin and Dr. Hunter Hofmann for their compassionate medical care, as well as his long-term caregivers for their kindness and devotion.

Memorial donations may be made in Ralph’s honor to First Christian Church, 101 N. Tenth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201, or to the Central Missouri Honor Flight, 625 Cherry St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Published Sunday, August 24, 2014

John Lawrence Bush passed away peacefully in his Columbia home on Friday, July 25, 2014.

A private Ceremony of Life will be held for family and friends at a later date.

John was born on July 7, 1955, to Rose and John Bush in St. Louis. He graduated from Wellsville-Middletown R-1 and Linn Technical College and had a successful career as an auto body repairman in Columbia. John loved hunting, fishing, reading and good conversation.

He is survived by his son, Jeffrey Bush of Columbia; and his sister, Nancy Bush of St Louis.

Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Jerry Lee Wade, 73, of Columbia died at home of cancer Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was born in Mason City, Iowa, Jan. 29, 1941, son of Ruth W. Liptrap Wade and Joseph Anderson Wade.

He attended the University of South Dakota and earned a B.A. in sociology, an M.A. in community development and a Ph.D. in rural sociology at the University of Missouri. Jerry taught at Sangamon State University — now University of Illinois at Springfield — and served as a community development specialist with Extension at the University of Missouri. With Rex Campbell, he co-authored Society and Environment, the Coming Collision.

Jerry was a state extension specialist for 21 years, a developer and instructor with the Community Development Academy, and an instructor and director of the Heartland Economic Development Course for 14 years. He spent several long-term stays in South Africa, teaching community economic development professionals and conducting workshops in villages. His understanding of rural economic needs was recognized internationally as his Rusty Bucket became the symbol for economic loss and a starting point for regaining community economic strength.

Jerry lived his philosophy of community service. He served 15 years on the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission, nine of them as chairman, and one term as Columbia Fourth Ward City Councilman. In office and out, he worked with fellow Columbians to empower citizens, strengthen the local economy and plan for growth.

He was president of the Community Development Society and, after retirement, served as president and membership chair of the Audubon Society of Missouri and was a founder and treasurer of the Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative Foundation

In the course of 49 years of marriage to Mary Kay Edgington (Edge), a succession of daughters became members of the family: Kim by birth and Kat, Jane, Nili and Helen by choice. He cherished them all.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Edge, daughter Kimberly and son-in-law David Bones, and grandchildren Elliot and Sophia Bones, all of Columbia; and brother, James M. Wade of Las Vegas.

A celebration of Jerry’s life was held the day of his death. The attendees of that tribute were testimony to his character and legacy. There will be no other memorial service. As a final act of service, Jerry donated his body to the University of Missouri for medical education. Those wishing to contribute to a memorial fund to Jerry may do so in his name to a charity of their choice or to either the Audubon Society of Missouri or the Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative, both at 2101 W. Broadway, PMB 122, Columbia, Mo., 65203-1261.

Published Sunday, August 3, 2014

John Gillespie Gross Sr., 93, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born Oct. 25, 1920, to John George and Catherine Lawson Gross in Osborn. He lived a long and rewarding life.

A service of Celebration of Life led by Dr. Wesley Wachob will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel in Pensacola, Fla. The family will receive visitors beginning at 1 p.m. Monday. A private family entombment will follow the service.

John grew up in a farming family during the Great Depression with three older sisters in Osborn. After being the valedictorian of his high school class, he graduated from the University of Missouri in 1942 with a degree in agriculture. World War II interrupted his career path, and he became a navigator for B-17 aircraft in the Army Air Corps. He served in the 95th Bomb Group, where he flew 35 missions from England to the European Theater. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, four Oak Leaf Clusters and seven battle stars.

After the war, he resided in Plattsburg and taught a vocational program to returning veterans. It was there that he met his future wife, Alice Louise Best. They were married in Platte City on Nov. 6, 1949. Soon after that, he was recalled to active duty and served as an instructor for B-29 aircraft at Randolph Field in San Antonio, Texas. Their son, John Jr., was born during this time. John left the military with the rank of captain.

They returned to Missouri, where John worked as an Extension agent. He earned his master’s degree in Extension education from the University of Missouri in 1962. He then became county Extension director in Harrison County, Bethany. In 1965, they moved to Lincoln, Neb., where he earned his Ph.D. in adult education with a concentration in educational research and evaluation from the University of Nebraska. Columbia ultimately became their home when John became a professor of Extension education at the University of Missouri and subsequently became the chairman of the department. His students included graduate school candidates from 24 countries. A special assignment with the Federal Extension Service in Washington, D.C., enabled John to collaborate on a textbook on adult and continuing education, which was published in 1984. John retired from the University of Missouri in 1991 with the status of professor emeritus.

John was a devout Christian and a loyal member of Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia, where he served as an usher for 30 years. He also served as a member of the Administrative Board, Commission on Evangelism, a Sunday school teacher and in other miscellaneous capacities. When he and Alice moved to Pensacola in 2000 to be near their son, they joined First United Methodist Church, where they participated in bridge club, Senior Programs and never missed a Sunday service.

John was an active member of the Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite, where he was a dual member of the Columbia Valley and Pensacola Valley. He was awarded to the Knight Commander Court of Honor in 1989. He also was a member of the Moila Temple Shrine in St. Joseph. He was a past member of the Scottish Rite Foundation of Missouri. His honorary societies included Alpha Zeta, Alpha Pi Zeta, Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Delta Kappa and Epsilon Sigma Phi. He was a lifetime member of the Farmhouse Fraternity and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club in both Columbia and Pensacola for more than 17 years. He participated in the Rotary Club in Bethany, the American Legion Post in Columbia and the Pensacola Civitan Club.

John was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters Wilhelmina Wilcox, Margaret Ehlers and Elizabeth Johnson; and his wife of 59 years, Alice Best Gross.

He is survived by his son, John G. Gross, Jr. (Trish) of Pensacola; his two grandchildren, Dianne Gross and John G. Gross III (Jack); and several nieces and a nephew.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Pacifica Senior Living Creekside, where John resided for the past several years. Their love and care allowed him to live out his last years with dignity. We also thank the staff of Covenant Hospice for making his last days as easy for him as possible.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Living Trust at First United Methodist Church, 6 E. Wright St., Pensacola, Fla., 32501. Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel, 3351 Scenic Highway in Pensacola is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered at www.bayviewfisher-pouchapel.com.

Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Clyde (Bud) Allen Heafley, a beloved husband, father, brother and grandpa, of Overland Park, Kan., former longtime resident of Columbia, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, of cancer at the age of 83.

A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kan. A memorial service with full military honors will follow at 2 p.m.

Clyde was born the son of Allen and Clara (Bohannon) Heafley on Aug. 27, 1930, in Lebanon, Mo.

After graduating from Lebanon High School, Clyde served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. Clyde had a distinguished career in real estate, and upon retirement, he fulfilled his dream and passion for the Missouri Tigers by working as an equipment manager for 15 years in the athletic department of the University of Missouri.

Clyde is survived by his wife of 54 years, Inge (Thiel) Heafley; daughters Linda (Jim) Allen, Nancy (Tim) Hannan and Suzette (Noel) Benson; his grandchildren, Jason (Shalimar) Ovshak, Justin (Ryann) Warren, Michael (Aimee) Hannan and Lauren Hannan; beloved sister Peggy McElvain; great-grandsons Landyn and Hudson; and many nieces and nephews.

When asked to describe himself recently, he accurately described himself as “Steady and Lover of Life and Family.” Clyde was loved by many, was a friend to many and will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project, in memory of Clyde Heafley, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan., 66675, and/or www.reachinthevillage.com, which will allow MAP Seminary students to participate in a cultural study during a trip to Israel.

Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.johnsoncountychapel.com.

Arrangements are by Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kan., 66210; 913-451-1860.

Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mary Jean Ditmore Dreier, 72, died at her home in Columbia on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

A memorial gathering is planned for close friends and family from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Memorial Funeral Home. A private interment will take place in her childhood home of Grove, Okla., at a later date.

Jean was born on Jan. 11, 1942, in Neosho, to Q.B. and Rosie

Ditmore. Jean graduated from Grove High School in 1960 and

was the valedictorian of her class. She completed her higher education at Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma) while raising her children.

She worked as a certified public accountant in Oklahoma City for Eason Oil and Louisiana Land and Exploration Co. before moving to Columbia in 1989 to work with Physicians Resources.

In her semi-retirement, Jean worked with several local businesses and organizations, including Missouri Cancer Associates, RAIN of Central Missouri and the “We Always Swing” Jazz Series.

Jean was an avid reader and longtime member of the “Ladies Literary Society” book club. She enjoyed gathering with family and friends, and her homemade pies were legendary. A proud grandmother, Jean loved to share stories and photos of her grandchildren. She was known among those close to her for her generosity and sarcastic sense of humor.

Jean is survived by her children: Tracy Behnam (husband Reza), Kelly Dreier (husband Kevin Bishop) and Matt Dreier (wife Whitney); stepchildren Brenda McDaniel and David Dreier; granddaughters Tara Behnam and Cece Bishop; brother Mike Ditmore (wife Joan); and sister Jan Ditmore.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Jeff Ditmore.

Memorials are suggested to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, August 17, 2014

Judith Deanne “Dee” Earnest, 76, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at her home in Ozark, following a brief illness.

Services will be 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at First Christian Church, 101 N. 10th St.

Dee was born March 2, 1938, in Joplin to Mildred Meekins Crouse and James Crouse.

Throughout her childhood, Dee moved frequently, accommodating her father’s career. As a result, she became adept at meeting new people and making new friends. She attended multiple high schools and, years later, became close to her husband’s graduating class, keeping in regular contact with them.

Following high school, Dee attended University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. This was no small feat for a woman in the 1950s. There were only two women in her class, and both felt pressured to quit such a “man’s” field of study. Dee remained on the Dean’s List throughout her college years despite taking a heavier load of classes. She only had enough finances to cover four years of college. She attended the University of Kansas, but let it be said that she was a die-hard University of Missouri fan complete with head to toe black and gold outfits and pom-poms, even if she sat in the Kansas section with old college friends.

While at University of Kansas, Dee met and dated Harold Lee Earnest. She was unsure of his intentions and told her mother that if he didn’t propose by Christmas, she was going to cut her losses thinking he wasn’t serious. Harold had a ring, and they were engaged at Thanksgiving. Dee and Harold were married June 12, 1960. They were married more than 52 years before Harold’s passing in 2013. She referred to him as her “personal Robert Redford”.

Following a period of time working for other pharmacies as employees, Dee and Harold built their own business. Together they built a successful independent pharmacy initially in Fayette. Together they owned a Rexall Drugstore on the town square. In 1971, they moved to Columbia and purchased the Gem Drug Company with eventually three stores. Gem Drug was truly a family business employing Dee’s mother, their children and themselves.

Dee’s most memorable and admirable event as a businesswoman came on a day when she received a call from another pharmacy warning her of a fraudulent prescription for narcotics. She also received a call from the Columbia Police Department requesting that she attempt to stall the individual, allowing time for the police to arrive. She assisted in his arrest, putting her own safety in jeopardy when the individual was out on bond, as he was a suspect in several murders. Dee was a key witness in the trial. The physician he forged the prescription for was later found murdered. Throughout the rest of her life, Dee could describe this man’s eyes.

She retired in 1994 to the Rio Grande Valley with her husband, where they thoroughly enjoyed retirement together, traveled and developed a wonderful group of friends. During this time, Dee defeated breast cancer with surgery, chemo, radiation and a healthy amount of prayer.

Following Harold’s passing in 2013, Dee moved to the Springfield area. During her time in the area, she worked at increasing her strength and learning how to get through the days without Harold. When asked how she was managing so well, Dee said, “Well, I decided that I could either sit here and be miserable, or I could make a point of being positive each day. I think that’s what Harold would want, and you know, if the good Lord took me tomorrow, I just wouldn’t have anything to complain about.” She enjoyed attending church, local events, shopping, movies, dinners out, grandchildren’s concerts and school events, day trips to Table Rock Lake and Lake of the Ozarks, time with family, and a new circle of friends she called the “Feisty Five”.

Dee was active in P.E.O. International, a philanthropic organization that celebrates the advancement of women helping women, providing assistance opportunities for education, and motivation of women to achieve their goals and dreams.

Dee took pride in being a supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. She also enjoyed square dancing and travel with her husband. Dee and Harold enjoyed trips across Europe and to Greece. Dee was quite artistic exploring floral design, painting, drawing and sketching.

Dee was always interested in different cultures and beliefs. She considered a career in archaeology at one point. Dee and Harold were lifelong members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She enjoyed serving as a Deaconess and teaching high school level Sunday School classes. She loved the challenge of coming up with lessons that made her class really think and was not afraid to ask questions considered to be outside the box.

Dee would say her greatest accomplishment was raising her three children to be self-sufficient, independent thinking, educated and caring adults with her husband, Harold. Some might say raising children within a family business, working countless hours for their family and with their family, might be a unique approach. Dee and Harold would say it was effective and were extremely proud of each of their children’s gifts and accomplishments.

Dee is survived by her three children, Kevin Scott Earnest of Columbia, Jana Lynn Wilson and her husband, Paxton, of Springfield and Bradley Kent Earnest and his wife, Kimberly, of Columbia; and eight grandchildren, Jacob, Yani, Katie, Natalie, Brenna, Brighton, Rae Ann, and Drew; and a brother, Ron Crouse, and his wife, Sue, of Columbia.

Dee was preceded in death by her loving husband Harold.


Published Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ella Mabel Bledsoe, 98, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Columbia Manor.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ella was born July 28, 1916, in Boone County, to Oakley W. and Clara E. Rippeto Wren. She married James T. Bledsoe on Dec. 24, 1936, and he preceded her in death on May 20, 1993.

She graduated from Southern Boone County High School and was the oldest of eight children.

She lived her entire life in Boone County and worked at Sears Department Store and was a cook for Lee Elementary School and Benton Elementary School.

Ella was a member of Blue Ridge Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, Donald Bledsoe and wife, Carole, of Independence and Robert Bledsoe and wife, Sara, of Carefree, Ariz.; four daughters, Doris Crowley and husband, Ray, Mary Lou Palmer, Erma McCloskey and husband, Bob, and Jewell Burns, all of Columbia; daughter-in-law, Barbara Bledsoe; sisters-in-law Betty Wren and Genevieve Wren; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Russell and Ronald Bledsoe; granddaughter, Kathy Bledsoe; three brothers; and four sisters.

Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association Mid-Missouri Chapter, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203, or Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Curtis Wayne Nance, 73, of Centralia passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.

There was a private celebration of life held on Sunday, Aug. 10, in Sturgeon. There will be a second celebration of life to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, in Geary, Okla.

Curtis was born on Feb. 24, 1941, to Claude Nance and Hazel Seigman Nance in Geary, Okla. They preceded him in death.

Curtis joined the Navy on Oct. 7, 1959, and proudly served until he was honorably discharged on Oct. 6, 1965. He married Patricia Ann Hurt Nance on Feb. 5, 1966, in Dillion, S.C. Curtis and Patricia resided in many different locations during their marriage but settled in Centralia in 2007. Curtis and Patricia were married for 47 years before she passed away on Oct. 11, 2013. Curtis enjoyed watching sports and visiting with his neighbors and friends.

Curtis is survived by his children and their spouses, Keith Nance (Lisa) of Lake Worth, and Kelli Heuer (Rob) of Sturgeon; his four grandchildren, Jesse Heuer, Kyla Heuer and Trey Heuer of Sturgeon, and Ronin Nance of Lake Worth He also is survived by his great-granddaughter, Aubree Heuer of Sturgeon. Curtis was the oldest of four children born to Claude and Hazel Nance. He is survived by his sister and her spouse, Mary Ann Arthur (Roy) of Watonga, Okla.; and his two brothers and their spouses, Don Nance (Sue) of Piedmont, Okla., and Tony Nance (Carol) of Cordell, Okla. Curtis also is survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives, who were all very special to him.

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014

Kevin Braman, 56, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, after complications following recent heart surgery at University Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at CenterPoint Church, 1900 N. Providence Road, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Kevin was born in Hackensack, N.J., and was a graduate of Columbia College. He was a generous soul with a big heart. His mission in life was making others laugh.

He is survived by a large extended family, including daughters Megan Kinkade and Allison Braman; grandchildren Tatum Braman and Quinn Kinkade; parents Nicole Reilly and William Reilly; and siblings, Michelle, Matthew, Kenneth and Lisa, as well as stepsisters Laura, Patti, Jennifer, Mary and Pam. He had many nieces and nephews and was preceded in death by his sister Tonia.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Sunday, August 17, 2014

Vivian Creech Purdy, 94, of Columbia passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at First Baptist Church. Visitation is at the church from 12:30 until time of the service.

She was born in Pineville, Ky., on March 30, 1920, into a family that operated a coal mine in Harlan County, Ky. Growing up in Knoxville, Tenn., Vivian enjoyed Girl Scouts and many high school activities. This world was disrupted when her mother decreed she should complete her senior year of high school at Stephens College, where she also received her associate’s degree in 1939.

At Stephens, she was active in athletics and also in the First Baptist Church college group, where she met Allan Purdy, an ag student from Macon.

After graduating from Stephens, she returned to Knoxville, where she graduated from the University of Tennessee with a major in psychology. During World War II, she worked as a customer service agent for American Airlines in Knoxville, enjoyed hiking in the Smoky Mountains and corresponded with Allan, who was serving in the U.S. Navy in the Mediterranean. They were married in June 1945 and returned to make their home in Columbia in 1947.

Vivian was a full-time mother with four children, an avid gardener and an active participant in church and community. She served as a Red Cross volunteer Gray Lady at University Hospital, helped locate and purchase the Girl Scout Silver Meadows Camp and served First Baptist Church in many capacities. After Allan retired, they enjoyed travels to visit family and friends, including Allan’s professional colleagues of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. Allan preceded her in death in 2010. In her later years when she was less physically active, she continued her practice of reading late into the night and she played chess with anyone who would take her on.

Survivors include four children, George and wife Rayma of Seattle, Robert and wife Bonnie of Renton, Wash., Christina and husband Doug of Seattle and Raymond of Madison, Wis.; four grandchildren, Robert Jr., Laura, Catherine and Elizabeth; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

We will miss her wit and wisdom, her interest in people and her enjoyment of visiting with friends. The family thanks Home Instead of Columbia for help to Vivian in the last few years and Stephnie Baldwin, who came as a nurse and became an adopted granddaughter. The children also thank our parents’ many friends in Columbia, especially those in the church and MU community.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to Stephens College, First Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Sunday, August 17, 2014

Albert J. Delmez, Ph.D., 98, died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

Friends may greet the family from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. 10th Street. Private entombment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was the beloved husband of Alice E. Delmez, who passed away earlier this year after 72 years of marriage. He was born in Pittsburg, Kan., as the third child of Belgian immigrants, Arthur and Anna Delmez.

Albert received his undergraduate degree from Pittsburg State University, master’s degree from the University of Iowa and doctorate from the University of Missouri. Albert was fluent in six languages and was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship. He retired as chairman of the foreign language division at Stephens College after several decades of devoted service. A true renaissance man, he also personally designed and built his current and previous homes.

He was the loving father of son, James Delmez, M.D., and daughter-in-law, Kathleen Delmez of St. Louis. He also leaves behind devoted granddaughters, Kathryn (Katie) Delmez Purdy of Nashville, Tenn., Sarah Delmez McElroy of Atlanta, Ga., Jennifer Gattermier of Lake Ozarks and Tracy Willis of Saint Louis; and a goddaughter, Nancy Rogers of Columbia. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, Jack and Sarah Caroline Purdy, Campbell and Kathryn McElroy, Ellie and Nicholas Gattermier, and Evan and Delaney Willis; one sister, Yvonne Palmer; and his brother, Arthur Delmez Jr. He was loved and will be missed by all.

His family is grateful for the caregivers and staff of Home Instead Senior Care, who offered loving care and support for several years.

Brothers Leon, Edgar and Marcel Delmez preceded him in death.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Paul Booker, 83, of Columbia died quietly in his sleep Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the Veterans Home in Mexico, Mo., where he received great care.

No memorial service will be conducted. Private burial will be attended by family and conducted at the historic Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.

Paul is survived by his wife, Deborah; children Margaret, Sarah and Charlie; and granddaughters Shannon and McKenzie.

Paul was born in November 1930 to Marjorie Lamb and Alfred White Booker in St. Louis and was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Alfred White Booker Jr.

Paul graduated from the University of Missouri in 1952, with a bachelor’s degree in business. During college, he was a student opera singer at Stephens College.

He served in the U.S. Air Force, 1952-1954, discharged as a first lieutenant. He spent his two years of service as an air traffic controller at McGuire Air Force Base, Trenton, N.J.

Returning to Columbia, he married, started a family and opened The Hi Fi House, an independent record store, 1954-1966. Paul had a lifelong interest in opera and classical music.

He ended his work life in 1985, when he retired from the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Division of Employment Security.

Paul was avid collector of toy and model trains and a member of the Central Missouri Chapter of the Train Collectors Association.

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

Published Sunday, August 24, 2014

June W. Burkhart, a longtime resident of Columbia, died peacefully on Aug. 16, 2014, in Kansas City.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

June was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 11, 1920, as the eldest daughter of Col. and Mrs. O.D. Wells. Her childhood was spent moving from one army compound to another, both in and outside the United States. In 1941, June married James A. Burkhart and some years later they moved to Columbia, where he was appointed professor of political science at Stephens College.

June first worked as head of the Girl Scouts and later in an oncologists’ practice until her retirement.

June enjoyed playing bridge with her dear friends, watching baseball and tennis and traveling in particular to Switzerland to visit her daughter and family.

June was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sister.

She is survived by her daughter, Deirdre and family in Switzerland; and son, Jim and family in Kansas City.

Published Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Anna Downing passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at her home in Fayette. She was 70 years of age.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Iowa, with the Rev. Bill Hornbeck officiating. Burial will be at the Troy Cemetery. A visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Fayette.

Anna Mae Downing was born Nov. 15, 1943, to Harry and Lucille Butler Shepherd in Ottumwa, Iowa. She attended Bloomfield High School. She married Jerry Downing on Aug. 27, 1961, in Bloomfield. The couple made their home in Columbia for 43 years, and then they moved to Fayette in 2012. Anna was a homemaker and enjoyed upholstering and cake decorating in her spare time.

She is survived by her husband of the home; a son, Jay (Natalie) Downing of Fulton; a daughter, Joy Barbero of Columbia; four grandchildren, Julia, Andrea, Luke and Bethany; three brothers, Ken, Larry and Richard Shepherd; and one sister, Mary Ann Goodwin.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Downing.

Memorials are suggested to the grandchildren’s college fund in care of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home.

Published Thursday, August 21, 2014

Charles Frederick Ramey Sr., 48, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Second Missionary Baptist Church, where funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. with Elder Kelley Ballenger officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born on Aug. 29, 1965, in Columbia, the son of Eugene Ramey and Shirley Jefferson. He was raised by his grandmother, Marge Jefferson.

Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves. He enjoyed music and weight-lifting. He deeply loved his family and could be seen riding his bike all over town. Charles accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. In 2006, Charles was blessed with a change in his life that would lead him to dedicating his life to helping others in need. He worked at Reality House and PMI, where he inspired others. They will miss him greatly.

Charles is survived by his longtime girlfriend and partner, Angela Peterson of Columbia; six children, Michael Gregory Ramey-Pennington, Desirae Marie Ramey-Pennington, Aitriona Lois Peterson-Ramey, Alexander Jacob Peterson-Ramey, April Victoria Peterson-Ramey and Charles Frederick Ramey Jr.; two brothers, Geno Ramey and Michael Ramey, all of Columbia; three grandsons, Malichi Cordell Vallier-Pennington, Ry’Len King Terrell Pennington and Michael Gregory Ramey-Pennington Jr.; and a large extended family, including aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a large circle of friends.

Charles was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family for the education of his children. 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 www.millardfamilychapels.com.

Published Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ramona “Mona” Gwen Wieberg, 57, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away at her home after a courageous battle with cancer Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at her home in Columbia.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbia.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the church with interment to follow in Glasgow.

Mona was born and raised in Glasgow, to Jim and Lorene Unger, who have preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, George; two sons, Scott Holtwick and family of Garden City and Cory Holtwick and family of Carlsbad, N.M.; stepdaughter Jessica Wieberg and family of Ashland; eight grandchildren; and two brothers, Curt Unger and family of Richmond, Va., and Russ Unger and family of Columbia.

Mona spent most of her professional career in the education field in various support roles at several schools, including Central Methodist University (Fayette), Kemper Military School (Booneville) and Glasgow Elementary School.

Mona had many and varied interests and hobbies throughout her life, including photography, astronomy, fostering dogs, bike-riding the Katy Trail, traveling with her husband, sport shooting and, most of all, spending time with her husband, kids and grandkids.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are suggested to: Melanoma Research Fund No. 3417, address: BJH Foundation, 1001 Highlands Plaza Drive, Suite 140, St. Louis, Mo., 63110; or St. Mary’s Catholic School, 501 Third St., Glasgow, Mo., 65254.

Published Sunday, August 24, 2014

Donald “Don” Fredrick Elderbrook, 88, was called to his Lord at 8:40 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. His family had gathered to cherish his final moments at Boone Hospital Center.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Memorial Funeral Home, with funeral services at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Don was born on April 13, 1926. The middle of three children, he spent most of his childhood in the Kansas City area with his sisters Katy and Rose. Donald served his country on the USS Capricornus during World War II. Upon his discharge, he married Frances Baker on March 26, 1948, and settled in Columbia to raise two daughters, Donna and Paula. Don worked for the City of Columbia Water & Light Department at the power plant. In the early seventies, Don acquired an interest in Judo. He pursued this interest to a fifth-level black belt. A devoted Christian and family man, Donald enjoyed spending time with his family and watching Gaither Family Gatherings.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Catherine Runner; his niece, Patricia Runner; and his grandson, Terry Lynn Cunningham.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Frances; his daughters, Donna Davis and Paula Elderbrook; his grandchildren, Kelsi Heberer-Davis and Kale Elderbrook Davis; as well as many nieces, nephews and in-laws, all of whom were dear to his heart and eager targets for Donald’s mischievous nature.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Rebecca “Becky” Kay Roemer East, 55, loving wife, mother, daughter and sister, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, following a long battle with cancer.

Visitation and services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, with service to follow at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia

Becky was born in Columbia, the daughter of Helen Adams Roemer and Charles Richard Roemer on June 13, 1959.

On May 18, 1997, she married Mark Jeffrey East.

On Oct. 10, 2000, Becky gave birth to the light of her life, Isabella Cheyanne. Becky loved helping others and had a very generous heart.

She is survived by her husband, Mark, her daughter, Isabella, and her mother, Helen Roemer, all of Columbia; her mother- and father-in-law, Judy and Charles East, and brother-in-law Scott East of Monticello, Ky. She is also survived by her brother, Wesley Roemer (Barbara) of Dallas; sister, DeAnna Walkenbach (Ron) of Columbia; sister, Julie Roemer of Kansas City; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father and a nephew.

The family gives special thanks to Dr. Joe Muscato, his staff and the staff at Boone Hospital for their excellent care of Rebecca.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Isabella East Education Fund, c/o Amanda Bargas, Callaway Bank, 3200 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Published Sunday, August 31, 2014

William Dean Poore, 90, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, after a brief illness surrounded by his loving wife and family.

A memorial service with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Fairview Community of Christ Church at 1111 S. Fairview Road in Columbia. Pie and coffee, Bill’s favorites, will be served after the service.

Bill was proud to have served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945 in Germany during World War II. He received his bachelor’s degree from Graceland College and his master’s degree from the University of Illinois. His career as a personnel director spanned decades across many states, including the University of Florida, Auburn University, on all four campuses of the University of Missouri and the University of Louisville until his retirement in 1990. He came out of retirement to work an additional year as Personnel Director at Emory University. During those busy work years, he found time to establish credit unions in Auburn and Columbia.

Bill’s hobby throughout his life was one of service. He was passionate about every project he undertook and loved to be in charge. No project was too big. Among many others, he was instrumental in building three churches, a handicapped house for a church friend and an obstacle course at a camp he founded for underprivileged children in Glenwood Hills, Ind. He started the American Red Cross Chapter in Columbia and remained an active blood donor until his death. At last count, he had donated 270 units.

Of utmost importance to him, Bill was a member of the priesthood in the Community of Christ Church. One friend wrote: “No matter what the need, Bill would pick up the ball and run with it. He loved the Lord, his family, and his work.” Another described Bill as “ministry in action.”

Bill is survived by his wife Shirlee; six children, Kandis Derenzy, Marta Poore (Bob Weinstein), Mark (Susan) Poore, Karla Malaney, Lesa (Kent) Tegeler, and Joel Poore; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; 11 children they fostered through the years; and his sister, Betty Ehlenfeld.

Memorial donations are welcome to Outreach International at www.outreach-international.org, 129 W. Lexington, Independence, Mo. 64050. Memories may be left at www.caringbridge.org/visit/billpoore.

Bill would appreciate a random act of service in his honor.

Published Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Walter W. Williamson, 91, of Columbia passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wed., Sept. 3, 2014, at Columbia Cemetery.

Mr. Williamson was born June 7, 1923, in Fulton, the son of Hisket L. and Mildred B. Hopkins Williamson.

He married Carol Mize on April 6, 1946, in Columbia, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 4, 2002.

Mr. Williamson worked as a sales manager for Holsum Bakery for more than 30 years before his retirement.

During his travels he enjoyed buying, selling, trading things. He never met a stranger and always had a joke for you. He also liked traveling with his wife in their RV, golf and bowling.

Survivors include two sons, Walter W. Williamson Jr. (Jill) and David C. Williamson; one brother, Jerry Williamson; six grandchildren, David, Stephen, Eric, Chris, Craig and Brooke; and nine great-grandchildren, Alex, Lucas, Jared, Blake, Jordan, Grant, Sadie, Carter and Claire.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Harrisburg Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 83, Harrisburg, Mo., 65256

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

Published Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Betty A. Hink Jones, 90, of Hopedale, Ill., and formerly of Columbia, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at the summer residence of her daughter on Madeline Island in Wisconsin.

A prayer service was held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell, Iowa, with the Rev. James Dotson officiating. A graveside service was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Bailey Cemetery near Keswick, Iowa.

Betty was born on Nov. 9, 1923, in Grinnell, Iowa, to Walter E. and Eleanor Heinle Hink. She was raised in Grinnell and graduated with the Class of 1940 from Grinnell High School. She also attended Grinnell College.

On March 16, 1946, she was married to Howard “Skip” Jones. The couple lived in Columbia, and they enjoyed traveling to Lake Lida in Minnesota to share vacation time with the extended Jones family and also making several trips to warmer climates with friends from Wetterau, Inc. Betty worked for over 20 years at the Daniel Boone Regional Library as a bookkeeper. She had a number of friends with whom she continued contact with after her retirement.

Betty was an avid reader, accomplished seamstress and knitter. Her interests also included gardening, nature and caring for her pets. She enjoyed playing golf in the Lake of the Woods Ladies Day Golf Association and was associated with Elks Lodge No. 594. In her later years she continued to enjoy working in her yard and visiting with her young neighbors, who watched over her. Her son-in-law’s family, including Julio, Mary and Krystle Eva Weiss, enjoyed her company at many family gatherings and were caretakers, as well. She was a loving, caring and wise mother to her daughter and a devoted and supportive wife with a wry sense of humor.

Betty is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Baltasar Weiss of Hopedale, Ill.; as well as her nephews, nieces and a brother-in-law, Harlan Goode.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and four sisters.

Should friends desire, memorials in Betty’s name may be given to the Daniel Boone Regional Library and sent in care of her daughter, Paula Weiss, 1394 Middle Road, LaPointe, Wis., 54850.

Published Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thomas W. Schranck Sr., 51, of Columbia died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the St. Thomas More Newman Center in Columbia.

He was a beloved husband of Sandye; loving father of Tommy Jr., Ben, Miranda, Becca and Kenzie; a dear brother of Mary Beth (Mark) Tinsley, Peggy (Eric), Nigh Krekel, Chuck (Julie), John (Frannie), Steve (Nance), Dave, Julie (Roger) Daegle and Tim; and a dear brother-in-law, uncle, godfather,

nephew, cousin and friend to many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie “Doc” and Jo Anne “Maudie.”

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Renal Cell Cancer Research Facility.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, September 7, 2014

Wilmoth “Willie” Jorene Walcott, 82, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8. Interment will follow at Boonesboro Cemetery in Boonesboro.

Willie was born on Sept. 25, 1931, in Howard County to Joseph and Helen Wells. Willie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Walcott; her son, Wesley Walcott; and brothers and sisters.

Willie is survived by her sister, Betty Tucker of New Franklin; daughters, Cathy Walcott and Stephanie “Gaye” and her husband, Dan Wilkie; sons, Jon Walcott and Scott Walcott and his wife, Linda; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to American Heart Association of Central Missouri and American Lung Association.

Published Thursday, September 11, 2014

Nancy B. Steinman, 79, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Kansas City from congestive heart failure.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbia. Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Nancy was born May 17, 1935, to Glenn and Jean Braden in Danville, Pa. She began working for her parents in the family store, Susie Scott’s Children’s World, as a secretary and treasurer in 1963 until they closed in 1981. She was active with the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and enjoyed the variety of activities the Ambassadors participated in to promote downtown businesses. She then went to work for Centerre Bank and eventually CitiCorp Bank in Miami.

Her contributions to Columbia included being instrumental in raising funds to develop the upstart of the Cosmopolitan International Diabetes Center and being an active member in Our Lady of Lourdes church group. She was very passionate about her contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and how that touched many lives.

She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne (Thomas) Wilson; her son, Scott (Heidi) Steinman; and her grandchildren, Betsy and Katy Wilson, and Trevor and Cooper Steinman.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Cosmopolitan International Diabetes Center or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Published Friday, September 12, 2014

John O. Zaring, 75, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Columbia.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at Fairview Community of Christ Church with a visitation reception following.

He was born Aug. 8, 1939, in Murry. He served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2000. Since retirement, he believed it was his God-given right to watch every Cardinals baseball game on TV. He was a courier for the Bank of Missouri for many years.

He is survived by wife of 53 years, Marilyn; children, Tami Walker (Doug) of Wildwood, Doug (Marina) of Effingham, Ill., Shawna Neuner (Rick) of Columbia; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Jane Halbert; and brother Allan.

John loved being in the service of the Lord. Memorials may be made to Outreach-International.org, any charity of your choosing or do a good deed for another.

Arrangements are under the direction of Columbia Cremation Care Center.

Published Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Patricia Wallace, 78, of Columbia passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 14, 2014, with her husband of 58 years, Richard, by her side.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway in Columbia.

Patricia was born on Feb. 5, 1936, in Paducah, Ky., to Harold and Hazel Metheny. She spent a wonderful childhood in Paducah. She met her husband, Richard Wallace, while they were junior high students, beginning a love affair lasting 64 years. After starting her collegiate career at Peabody School for Teachers in Nashville, Tenn., Patricia transferred to Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., after she and Richard wed in 1954. Patricia had a beautiful voice and performed in choral groups at both Peabody and Northwestern. She obtained a degree in music performance from Northwestern in 1958.

Patricia taught elementary school prior to the birth of the Wallaces’ first daughter but chose to devote her life after that to raising her children and supporting Richard in his work at the University of Missouri. She created a loving and supportive home for her family and made sure her daughters Sandra and Lisa had a magical childhood. Her girls have many wonderful memories of carefree summers and unwavering support in all of their endeavors. She shared her love of music as well as arts and crafts with both of her daughters and was a steady source of love and comfort in their lives. Once her grandchildren arrived, Patricia relished her role as a doting and fun-loving grandmother. For several years, Bradley and Brittany felt very lucky to have Grandma serve as their babysitter while their mother worked. Even after the Evans family moved to Blue Springs, Patricia remained an integral part of her grandchildren’s lives, logging many miles on Interstate 70.

Patricia was a very loving, devoted and supportive spouse to Richard. She took responsibility for as much of running the household as possible, leaving Richard the time necessary to meet the challenges of his positions at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Throughout Richard’s tenure at the university — and well beyond — Patricia was an ardent Tiger supporter, particularly the football and basketball teams. She was also a great supporter of the arts at Mizzou. Patricia’s greatest pride was her work in support of the Chancellor’s Residence on Francis Quadrangle. Shortly after Richard was appointed chancellor, Patricia began a campaign to restore this historic residence to its former glory. In 1999, she helped establish the Chancellor’s Residence Preservation Society which still exists to restore, maintain, and preserve the Residence. In her role as first lady of Mizzou, Patricia oversaw much of the initial renovations, and today, much of the Residence has been accurately restored, serving as a landmark for the university.

In addition to her family, Patricia had many other interests in her life. She was an accomplished seamstress and arts-and-crafter. In addition, Patricia loved children, and they in turn gravitated to her. She combined this with her love of music and taught both piano and voice lessons to students in her home, forging lifelong relationships with many of her students. She served as director of children’s choirs at her churches in both Tallahassee, and Columbia. One of her greatest joys was the Columbia Mothersingers. Patricia joined the Mothersingers when the family moved to Columbia in 1966. Starting in 1967, she served as director until illness forced her to resign two years ago. She worked hard to select music that would both entertain and enrich the students of Columbia Public Schools, as well as Christmas music to spread cheer at Columbia area nursing homes. Her devotion to the Mothersingers was returned by the group, who provide a remarkable network of support for each other.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Richard; her daughter, Sandra Wallace; her daughter, Lisa Evans (Robert); her grandson, Bradley Evans (Megan Lewis); her granddaughter, Brittany Evans; and numerous nephews, nieces, and great nephews and great nieces. Patricia’s family will miss her unwavering love and strength of spirit, but she will always be close in their hearts. They wish to thank those who provided support and comfort in these last two years as Patricia battled her health challenges.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Chancellor’s Residence Preservation Society, www.donatetomu.missouri.edu/givedirect/GDItem.aspx?item_id=116; the Columbia Mothersingers, 3900 Wellington Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65202; the Central Missouri Humane Society, www.cmhspets.org; or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.jdrf.org.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Friday, September 19, 2014

Austin Davis John, 83, of Columbia passed away peacefully at his home at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. He courageously battled cancer for one year.

The visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 22, at Parkade Baptist Church, 2102 N. Garth Ave. in Columbia. The funeral service will begin at noon.

Austin was born west of Ashland on June 8, 1931, to Gerald and Nelle John (Jones). He attended Ashland schools, and after graduating, he served in the United States Air Force in France during the Korean War.

When he returned home, he went to work for Missouri Telephone Co., which later became General Telephone Co. He managed GTE branches in Cameron and Macon and then came back to Columbia in 1965, where he worked until he retired in 1979 after 30 years of service. After retiring from GTE, he worked for the University of Missouri in Residential Life for many years.

Austin volunteered at Boone Hospital Center, where he brought much joy to patients and families he greeted and escorted throughout the hospital.

Austin is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen; his children, Teri of New Jersey and Mike (Carrie) of Philadelphia; his grandchildren, Anna, Nicholas and Trevor; his brother, Justin John of Pierpont; his sister, Susan (George) Baker of Bolivar; and many nieces and nephews.

Austin’s friends and family will always remember his sweet smile, his big heart, his kind demeanor and his willingness to help others. He had a warm and welcoming handshake for all he met and always said, “Have a nice day.”

He was greatly loved and will be missed by his family, friends and co-workers.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice Advantage at 2620 Forum Blvd., Suite E, Columbia, Mo., 65203, or Boone Hospital Foundation.

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

Published Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mancle Guss Kintner Sr., 95, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at his home in Columbia with his wife and family present.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, with the visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at Memorial Funeral Home.

Mancle was born Aug. 29, 1919, in Versailles to Earl and Margaret Jane (Cordelia Morris) Kintner. He married Anna Mae Perkins on Feb. 10, 1938. She passed away on June 15, 1995. They had nine children who still are surviving: Kenneth (Betty) Kintner, Carl (Dana) Kintner, Mancle Jr. (Josie) Kintner, Ruth (Ralph) Evert and Carolyn (John) Downy, all of Columbia; Donald Kintner of New Franklin; Edward (Cleta) Kintner and Mary Jane Curtis, all of Jefferson City; and Marilyn Gibbons of Bismark.

Mr. Kintner was preceded in death by his mother and father, his wife, four sisters, four brothers, three granddaughters, and one great-granddaughter.

Mancle married Betty (Hoover) Graver of Fulton on Dec. 2, 2000. She still survives of the home. He also is survived by one stepdaughter, Linda (Case) Garriott (Charlie) of Fulton; many grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, June Mayfield of Fenton.

Mancle served in the U.S. Army. He served as an MP and was a private first class as well as a Bronze Star recipient. He retired from the University of Missouri as a maintenance mechanic. He was an avid race car fan and was a drag car racer. Mancle was a family man and loved spending time with family and friends.

Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of your choice in Mancle’s name.

Published Sunday, September 21, 2014

Dorothy Walker 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 Morris Walker.

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 Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Barb Steuerwald, 63, of Columbia joined the angels in heaven on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Service will be at 11 a.m. and interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Barb was born July 16, 1951, in Forest City, Iowa, to Darrel and Beverly Steuerwald.

Barb was a kind and loving person who expressed this to every person she came in contact with. She loved music, animals, movies and sewing. Barb worked at Boone Hospital for 20 years.

She is survived by her mother, Beverly Steuerwald; her brother, Dan Steuerwald and wife, Jamie; and her niece, Ashley Thompson and husband, Nic.

Barb is preceded in death by her father, Darrel Steuerwald; her brother, Doug Steuerwald; and her sister, Debbie Steuerwald.

Family prefers no flowers and suggests contributions to the Central Missouri Humane Society.

Published Sunday, October 12, 2014

Walter 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.

He 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 www.millardfamilychapels.com.

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wilford Thomas Baker, 87, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at his home.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Church of Discovery, 3681 Mexico Gravel Road. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Wilford was born June 15, 1927, in Boone County to William Thomas and Josephine Burton Baker. On Dec. 19, 1964, he married Aleta Witt in Kansas City.

He loved fishing with his grandchildren, and he was an active member of his church. He was stationed in the Philippines during WWII with the U.S. Army Air Forces.

He worked for Columbia Brick and Tile for 31 years and retired from the University of Missouri in 1997. He was a lifelong resident of Boone County.

Wilford is survived by his wife Aleta; son, William Baker and wife Lisa of Harrisburg; daughters, Darlene Parker and husband Dennis of Scotts Bluff, Neb., Eva Ray and husband Sterling of Millersburg, and Mary Flood and husband Tony of Hallsville; brother, Ted Baker; sisters, Geraldine Riley, Elizabeth Smith and Velma Morris; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers; four sisters; and his parents.

Memorials can be made to the Church of Discovery Building Fund. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Sunday, October 12, 2014

Frank Ehler Jr., 87, of Columbia entered into rest on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Memorial Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Frank was born on Feb. 28, 1927, in Columbia to Francis Ehler and Hazel Johnson. He married Betty Lengemann on July 19, 1952.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a seaman second class during WWII. He enjoyed Cardinals baseball, fishing, hunting, chatting with friends, telling stories and being ornery. He was a member of the American Legion Post 202.

He was preceded in death by his parents and numerous siblings.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; his son, Frank (Kathy) Ehler; his daughter, Sylvia (Brett Barnett) Martin; his grandchildren, Stacy (Branden) Burks, Travis (Cara) Gallup, Chase Ehler and Paige Ehler; his great-grandchildren, Kenzie, Masen and Lawson; his sister, Mary; his brother, Harold Ray; and many nephews and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association of Mid-Missouri.

Published Monday, October 13, 2014

Russell Marvin “Marve” Owens of Columbia passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the age of 94 after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at First Baptist Church, with visitation one hour before the service. Interment with military honors will immediately follow the service at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Marve is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Virginia Lee Owens, of the home; his daughters, Susan L. Dasta, D.O., of Kansas City, and Leslie A. Owens of St. Louis; son-in-law John S. Pletz of Jefferson City; his grandchildren, Brittany E. Marten of Chicago, Casey L. Pletz of Kansas City, Vincent P. Dasta of Chicago and Sara Virginia Howard of Seattle, Wash.; five great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Olivia, Anna, Rory, Evan; as well as his brother, Joseph H. Owens of Sullivan.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen L. Pletz; his sister, Maxine Wulfson; and his brother, Leonard H. Owens.

Marve was born on July 22, 1920, to Leonard H. Owens and Ollie J. Owens . The family moved to Sullivan when his father was named pastor of the First Baptist Church there, and Marve graduated from Sullivan High School in 1938.

He attended college at the University of Missouri in Columbia; however, his education was interrupted when the United States entered World War II. Marve left school and joined the Naval Air Corps, where he served as a pilot and flight instructor from 1942 to 1946.

Marve married Virginia Lee Harmon on Aug. 21, 1945, in Cabool and was subsequently stationed at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.

After completing his naval service, Marve and Ginny returned to Columbia, where he resumed his education. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1947, having earned his BS/BA in both business and engineering and with the academic ranking of first in his class.

In 1954, after several years in Kansas City, Marve and Ginny and their three children, Karen, Susan and Leslie, again returned to Columbia, where Marve became manager, and eventually president and wwner, of M&M Highway Materials, a steel culvert manufacturer, until his retirement in 1978.

After his retirement, Marve and longtime friend and associate Andrew Bass established Columbia Commodities Exchange, which held a seat on The Chicago Board of Trade.

Marve gave generously of his time, experience and knowledge to his community and was active in numerous business, professional and civic organizations through the years.

He served on the Board of Trustees of Columbia College, and as chairman of the Board of Trustees Finance Committee for more than 27 years and was honored by the designation of the R. Marvin Owens Soccer Field in his name. Upon his retirement from that position in 2003, Marve was named as honorary alumnus of Columbia College in recognition of his outstanding leadership, service and dedication to the financial growth and fiscal stability of the college.

His service as member of the board of trustees of First Baptist Church was equally lengthy and included several terms as chairman, and multiple terms as chairman of the First Baptist Church Endowment Fund. Marve was a retired member of the board of directors of Boone County National Bank, a past member of the board of trustees of United Way of Columbia and a past member of the board of trustees of the Great Rivers Regional Council of the Boy Scouts of America, among many other organizations he served.

Marve was a past member of the Missouri State Transportation and Development Board and served terms as president of both the national and Midwest regional Corrugated Steel Pipe Associates. He was a longtime member and past board member of Columbia Downtown Rotary and was active in both Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Missouri State Chamber of Commerce.

Marve was an active supporter of the University of Missouri and a lifetime member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association.

He was an ardent supporter of University of Missouri athletic programs, was a member of the Jefferson Club and a Golden Tiger athletic booster, and attended every home football game for more than 55 seasons, including every game of the 1961 season, during which he was confined to a wheelchair with multiple lower-extremity fractures after a small plane accident. His family is grateful Marve was unaware of the final score of the Missouri vs. Georgia football game played later in the day.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Joan Moonan Pinnell, 94, died on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at her Columbia home in the presence of her family.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, Mo., 65202. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas More Newman Center, 402 Turner Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Agnes Joan Moonan was born on July 16, 1920, in Waseca, Minn., the fifth and youngest daughter of Joseph N. and Ethel (Klug) Moonan. Joseph Moonan was a respected trial attorney who practiced until his death at the age of 75, while climbing the stairs to his law office after a court appearance. Mr. Moonan was chairman of the Minnesota Democratic Party from 1932 to 1940.

From an early age, the youngest child of this Minnesota clan eschewed her given name, Agnes, in favor of her middle name. However, she also was not fond of the nickname “Joanie,” which unfairly emphasized both her diminutive stature (5 feet 2 inches in her prime) and position as baby of the family. The older four of the five, fabulous Moonan girls, by their married names were Dorothy Senn, Marjorie Friedel, Mary Walbran and Frances Hough. All of these strong, loving and special women predeceased Joan by several years.

Mrs. Pinnell was graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1938 in Waseca, where she was editor of the high school paper. From 1938 until 1941, she attended Duchesne College of the Sacred Heart in Omaha, Neb. In 1941, she transferred to the Marquette University School of Law, Milwaukee, Wis., from which she received her law degree as valedictorian in 1943. She then worked as a law clerk for her uncle, the Hon. Henry Gallagher, chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, and briefly as an attorney with Moonan & Moonan in Waseca. In 1944, she enlisted as a private in the U.S. Marine Corps. As her father drove his youngest daughter to Chicago to take the train for Camp Lejeune, N.C., Mr. Moonan asked whether she really wanted to enlist. Mrs. Pinnell said the country was at war, and “I really need to do something for the men.” After boot camp and until October 1946, she acted as an attorney for the enlisted men who needed help with personal legal issues. She was discharged as a corporal in October 1946.

After the service, she returned to Waseca and worked as an attorney. On a blind date at a golf course there, she met Missouri-born Emmett Louis Pinnell, who was teaching agronomy while finishing his doctorate in agriculture from the University of Minnesota. Shortly after Dr. Pinnell received his doctorate, they were married on June 11, 1948. Mrs. Pinnell continued to work part time as an attorney as she raised her young family.

In 1956, the family moved to Columbia, where Dr. Pinnell was appointed chairman of the field crops department at the University of Missouri. After his untimely death in October 1967, Mrs. Pinnell worked as a clerk for Judge George Adams of the Probate Court of Boone County. In 1971, she was appointed as a magistrate judge of Boone County. That position was later modified by state law so that she served as associate circuit judge until her retirement in 1988.

Mrs. Pinnell was known for her unique combination of academic achievement, common sense from the bench and devotion to her family. She had the strength and loving wisdom to raise her large family alone, when from the sudden death of her husband seven children between the ages of 6 and 18 were left fatherless. While acting as either a mom or a judge, she had no tolerance for bullying or prejudice. A local newspaper publisher, not of her party, respectfully described her in print as knowledgeable, judicial and “independent as a hog on ice.” In her retirement years, Mrs. Pinnell enjoyed travel, her grandchildren and love of animals.

All seven children survive Mrs. Pinnell: Patrick Louis Pinnell (Kathleen Curran) of Higganum, Conn., Linda Joan Pinnell (Andrew Walstead) of Plymouth, Minn., Robert Emmett Pinnell (Kathleen) of Wichita, Kan., Peter Jackson Pinnell (Julie) of Lincoln, Neb., Anthony Joseph Pinnell (Sally) of Ann Arbor, Mich., Margaret Pinnell Cochrane (David) of St. Paul, Minn., and Mary Pinnell Wulff (John) of Columbia. She also is survived by sister-in-law Glenda Pinnell of Tulsa, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews. Mary and John Wulff were absolute saints in their care of Mrs. Pinnell during her declining years. Longtime neighbors Rex and Mary Campbell, Don and Sally Schilling, and Janet Berry, as well as more recent caregivers Jill Wulff, Stacy Marquez, Nurse Katy and everyone from Hospice Compassus were kind and compassionate.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., 38105, www.stjude.org; or Central Missouri Humane Society, 818 Big Bear Blvd., Columbia, Mo., 65202; www.cmhspets.org.

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wayne F. Wootton, Colonel, USAF Retired, 81 years old of Columbia, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at University Hospital.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia. A gathering of friends and family will follow at Memorial Funeral Home.

Col. Wootton was born Jan. 20, 1933, in Toronto, Kan., to the late Elmer and Ester (Reno) Wootton. Wayne married Doris McGraw on Sept. 20, 1957, who preceded him in death.

Upon graduating from Chanute High School and Chanute Junior College in Chanute, Kan., he served 30 years in the USAF, Oct. 7, 1953, to Dec. 1, 1983.

Wayne began his flying career in Echo Flight of Aviation Cadet Class 55I, training on piper cubs and T-6 aircraft and then T-28 and B-25’s. After flying C-54’s in the North Atlantic and Rescue in Iceland, he became chief pilot of the C54 Flight, including C-118 aircraft. The Colonel flew C-123’s in Vietnam, earning a Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and several other medals.

Between all of his flying missions, the Air Force sent him to Kansas State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with an electrical engineering degree. He also graduated from the University of Southern California with a Masters Degree in Research and Development Systems Management. Wayne filled several skilled technical and command positions for our country, too many to list here. From 1978-1981, the colonel was assigned to Columbia as the ROTC commander and professor of aerospace studies at the University of Missouri.

After retiring, Wayne returned to Columbia, but began a new career with the Cosmo Luncheon Club on Oct. 5, 1984, with a perfect attendance for 26 years until 2012, because of his fight with cancer.

Wayne was selected “Rookie of the Year” in 1985-1986 and “Cosmo of the Year” in 2000-2001. He served as President of the Luncheon Club from 1989-1990, organizing a committee to begin construction of the Cosmo Community Center. Most Wednesday nights he was helping at the Club’s Bingo operation to raise funds for community projects along with serving on several other committees. Wayne served as Treasurer of the Cosmo Luncheon Club from July 1996 until June 2008.

Wayne was very interested in doing worthwhile projects for the community. He was someone who you could call on to do something and knew that it would be done to the best of his abilities. Along with serving our country for 30 years, he was a loving husband and father. Doris and their three children looked upon him as their hero and loved him dearly.

Wayne is survived by his daughter, Susan (Paul) Cormier of Shapleigh, Maine; brother, Carl (Merikay) Wootton; sister-in-law, Linda Wootton; brother-in-law and sister in law, John and Mary Secrist; grandchildren, Susan and Brian Harrington and Nicole Wootton; and several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Blanche Wootton; two sons, David and Martin Wootton; one brother, Calvin Wootton; and one grandson, Allan Harrington.

Wayne’s family would like to thank Ellis Fischel Hospital and all the doctors and nurses that cared for him.

Memorial contributions in Memory of Wayne Wootton may be made to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, ATTN: Administration, 1 Hospital Drive, Columbia, 65212.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, October 19, 2014

Margaret L. Gill, 98, of Columbia passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Nashville Baptist Church in Ashland, with interment to follow in the Nashville Baptist Cemetery.

Margaret was born on May 15, 1916, to Grover and Mamie Edwards.

She was married to Clyde Francis Gill on July 30, 1938.

She was a lifetime member of Nashville Baptist Church located in Whoop-Up. She served as a Democratic committeewoman. She was involved in Ridgeway Elementary PTA and a member of Eastern Star. She enjoyed her long career at Neates Dry Goods in Columbia.

Margaret Gill was genuine and one of a kind. Her passion for her faith, family and friends impacted many. She was known for her quick wit, competitive nature and fierce loyalty to her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Judy Gill; brothers, Harold (Hope) Edwards and Bob Edwards.

She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Janice (Gary) Ellsworth; her son, David (Jeanne) Gill; her grandchildren, Lance (Wendy) Ellsworth, Amber (Aaron) Burke, Kim (Lance) Taggart, Merideth (Nick Curtis) Gill, and Sarah (Damon) Wren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Nashville Baptist Cemetery Fund.

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Doris B. Level, 82, of Kansas City, (Northland) and formerly of Columbia, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

A funeral service celebrating Doris’ life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow at the Garden Mausoleum at Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born July 16, 1932, in Harrisburg to Robert and Cora (Rhodes) Baily.

She married Richard G. Level on June 19, 1948, in Columbia. They enjoyed traveling and showing their Arabian horses at horse shows. Doris had a great love for children and owned and operated the Jack and Jill Nursery School in Columbia for 33 years. She was always placing the needs of others first and volunteered many years with Richard at the former Boone Hospital.

In addition to her husband, Richard, she is survived by a son, Michael Level (Betty) of Gladstone; a daughter, Teresa Meder (Jerome) of Kansas City; two sisters, Dixie Price and Pauline Williams; two grandchildren, Katlin Hawes and Elizabeth Straub; and a great-granddaughter, Morgan Garrison.

She was preceded in death by her parents and nine siblings.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart association.

The Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville has been entrusted with all arrangements. Memories of Doris and condolences may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.

Published Thursday, October 30, 2014

Albert Carl Dude died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Columbia. He was 99.

Services will be held at the Nifong Hall in Lenoir Woods, 3710 S. Lenoir St. in Columbia. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m.

Carl was born on Jan. 20, 1915, in Nokomis, Ill. He attended Eureka College, where he joined the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house that Ronald Reagan had lived in the previous year. He served in the Army in World War II, spending time in the Philippines and New Guinea, and was honorably discharged following the war at the rank of staff sergeant.

Following the war he returned to Wilmington, Ill., where he farmed and worked for the Peabody Coal Co. in Braidwood, Ill. He married Eleanor Erickson Jones of Kankakee, Ill., on March 6, 1948, and they moved shortly thereafter to a farm just outside of Peotone, Ill., where he continued to farm and work for the coal company.

In 1958, he and his family moved to a farm five miles southwest of Columbia, and tended to Hereford cattle, pigs and sheep before selling the farm in 1965 and moving his family into Columbia. He worked for Barth’s Clothing Co., Mehorney’s Furniture Store and then State Farm Insurance Cos., from which he retired in 1980. After retirement, he worked for a time in the Tatie Payne real estate office selling farms before he and Eleanor moved to Mesa, Ariz., in 1985. They enjoyed 17 wonderful years in Leisure World, a retirement community. Carl was an avid lawn bowler and won several awards playing for the Leisure World lawn bowling team. He and Eleanor moved back to Columbia in 2002, and he lived at Lenoir Woods Senior Living Center at the time of his death.

Carl was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He never lost his love for farming and was most happy when he could be outside, tending to livestock, flowers and feeding birds. He had a terrific green thumb and could grow almost anything anywhere. He several times won “yard of the month” recognition. He cherished visits from his family. Carl and Eleanor were happily married for more than 64 years.

Carl is survived by daughters and sons-in-laws Carol and Joseph Stryhal of Dallas, Texas, Kim Dude-Lammy and Marc Lammy of Columbia, Carla and Patrick Jones of Hampton Cove, Ala.; son Kelly and daughter-in-law Cindy of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandsons Charles Weyend of Reiterstown, Md., Andrew Lammy of Naperville, Ill., Eric Dude of Colorado Springs, and Justin Jones of Hampton Cove. He is survived by granddaughters Elizabeth Zachary Story of Plano, Texas, Nicole Jones of Hampton Cove and Kelsey Lammy of Austin, Texas; and five great-grandchildren, Eli and Logan Story of Plano; Jones and Paxton Weyend of Reiterstown and Caroline and Whitaker Lammy of Naperville.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Eleanor; father, Albert; mother, Loeva; brothers William Kelly and Gerald; great-grandson Zachary Story; and grandson Andrew Dude.

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

Published Thursday, October 30, 2014

John Arthur Kadlec, 86, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Columbia.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Drive in Columbia. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the church with a private burial to follow.

John was born Oct. 23, 1928, in St. Louis, to Frank and Lillian Kadlec. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School (South Side Catholic) and briefly attended St. Louis University, where he met the love of his life, Dolly Jacobi. John and Dolly were married on Feb. 3, 1951, and shared 60 years of marriage until her death in 2011. Also preceding him in death were his parents; two infant sons, Johnny and Mike; and son-in-law Ernie Rechterman.

He is survived by his children, Judy Rechterman of Lee’s Summit, Peggy (Bob) Collins of Kansas City, John (Cindy) Kadlec of Columbia and Joan (Jeff) Melegrito of Columbia; four grandchildren, Joe, David, Melanie and Katherine; brother Francis (Janet); sister Maryann Slomo of St. Louis; and many nieces and nephews.

John brought joy, wit and wisdom to all he encountered in both his personal professional life. His strong faith, abundance of stories, and wealth of experiences taught us gratitude for life’s blessings and perseverance through its hardships.

John was proudly associated with the University of Missouri for over 65 years as a student (B.S. Ed. ’51, M. Ed. ’52), all-conference football player, coach, administrator and radio color analyst. John was member of numerous halls of fame and the recipient of many awards. In 2005, the football practice fields on the MU campus were named “Kadlec Athletic Fields.” He was humbled by these honors, always saying he owed everything to the University which gave him the opportunity for a college education and a future in athletics.

He delighted in spending time with family and friends at his favorite fishing spots and the companionships these outings provided.

Above all, John’s life was guided by the faith he and Dolly lived every day, and by their love and devotion to each other and to their family. Together they taught by example with their kindness, understanding, compassion and generosity.

In recent years, John was happiest when sharing memories of his beloved Dolly, with whom he is now joyfully reunited in heaven, and seeing his grandchildren excel academically, athletically and professionally.

John and Dolly were founding members of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Columbia and remained active members until their deaths.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The John and Dolly Kadlec Society, 1 Champions Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, Mo., 65211; Central Missouri Food Bank, 2101 Vandiver Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65202; Father Tolton Catholic High School, 3351 E. Gans Road, Columbia, Mo., 65203; or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Sunday, November 9, 2014

Robert Lee “Bob” Smith, 80, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

A visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 10, at First Baptist Church in Rolla beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bob Johnston officiating. A memorial service and burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia at a later date.

Born Nov. 7, 1933, to Earla Dean and William Smith in Moberly. Survived by daughters, Robin Smith Kordes and Dana Smith Wood and her husband, Tripp Wood; granddaughter, Amanda Kordes; and grandsons, Kaleb Kordes, Braden Wood and Hudson Wood.

Preceded in death by his parents; wife of 37 years, Helen Marie Weiker Smith; and son-in-law, Kevin Kordes.

After graduating from Moberly High School in 1951, Bob went on to serve in the Army during the Korean War.

He later joined State Farm Insurance Cos., where he remained for the next 36 years before retiring in 1996.

Sincere thanks to the staff of Rolla DaVita Dialysis and Rolla Health and Rehab for their untiring care-giving.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Joy of Caring Cancer Fund or CASA of South Central Missouri.

“And life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon, and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.”

Arrangements are under the care of Long-Kloeppel Funeral Homes and Cremation Services in Dixon.

Published Thursday, November 6, 2014

Clara Mae Corbin Wright, 80, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at her home surrounded by family after a brief illness.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Ashland Christian Church in Ashland, with a luncheon to follow for all who wish to gather in fellowship.

Clara was born March 6, 1934, in Gifford, the daughter of Levi and Nellie Matheny Corbin.

She worked at Stephens College as the manager of the Faculty Club for many years, retiring April 26, 1996. She was an avid fan of all things Mizzou, St. Louis Cardinals baseball and gardening. Her garden was her pride and joy, and she canned for her entire family. She was an active member of Ashland Christian Church.

On Jan. 1, 1955, she married Harley T. Wright at First Christian Church in Macon. Of this union, four children were born, and all survive, including Mariam Wright Decker (David) of Ashland, John Wesley Wright (Shana) of Gladstone, Marla Sue Thelen (Jeffrey) of Ashland and Colin Wright (Krisana) of Waipahu, Hawaii. She has seven grandchildren: Brandi Nichols, Jill Greening, Scott Thelen, Ben Thelen, Leah Wright, Spencer Wright and Joshua Wright; plus three great-grandchildren, (Blake, Kaleb and Kinly, who were the center of her world. She is survived by her brother, Manuel Corbin; and two sisters, Hazel Grimshaw and Laura Shoemaker, all of Macon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Mary Van Dyke and Francis Casey.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Ashland Christian Church building fund, 14775 S. Route DD, Ashland, Mo., 65010.

Published Tuesday, November 11, 2014

John E. Bauman Jr., 81, of Columbia passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at St. Thomas More Newman Center in Columbia, with visitation one hour prior to service.

John was born Jan. 18, 1933, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to John and Theresa Bauman. His family later moved to Chicago, where he attended Leo Catholic High School and graduated as valedictorian. He attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate and graduate school and earned a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1962.

John came to Columbia in 1961 to serve as a professor of chemistry at the University of Missouri. His special interests included calorimetry research, summer chemistry workshops for high school teachers and giving American Chemical Society lectures. Upon his retirement in 1997 he was named professor emeritus of chemistry. Over the years, he served on numerous neighborhood and university committees and in a variety of leadership positions, including chair of Faculty Council and president of the MU Retirees Association.

He was a long-standing member of the Little Dixie Kiwanis and enjoyed playing the piano (especially ragtime), golf, chess, books, and hiking in Colorado.

He kept a diary of every day for 70 years.

John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara; their three children, John William (and Donna) Bauman of Chapel Hill, N.C.; Catherine (and Michael) Lambert of Atlanta and Amy (and Andrew) Starr of Kansas City; eight grandchildren, John Curry, Brooke, Jason and Bridget Bauman, James, Elizabeth and Molly Lambert, and Jeremy Starr; his brother, Joe (and Joanie) Bauman of Lawrence, Kan.; and his sisters, Linda (and John) Shumway of Camdenton and Mary (and Don) Yeats of Perth, Australia.

He is predeceased by his brother, the Rev. William Bauman of Kansas City; and his parents.

Memorials can be made to the Department of Chemistry, Arts and Science Advancement Office, 110 Lowry Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., 65211, in honor of John E Bauman.

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

Published Friday, November 14, 2014

Charles David Rumbaugh, 60, of Hallsville passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at Boone County Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Red Top Christian Church in Hallsville. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. before services.

Dave was born May 14, 1954, in Columbia.

He was a member of Red Top Christian Church. Dave was a fantastic storyteller, a practical joker and a lifetime salesman.

His greatest enjoyment was spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by daughter Amanda and son-in-law Stephen Tappana of Sturgeon; mother Iris Rumbaugh of Hallsville; sisters Sandra Redzus of O’Fallon, Sharon Young of Dunellon, and Nancy Rumbaugh of Springfield, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles C. Rumbaugh; and his brother, Roy R. Rumbaugh.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association.

Published Thursday, November 20, 2014

Harland E. Abbott III, 50, of Kansas City passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Overland Park, Kan.

Harland was born in December 1963 to Harland E. Abbott and Rachel Lee (Jones). Born and raised in Midland, Texas, Harland graduated from Lee High School in 1982 and then from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1987. After school, Harland and his partner, Mike, spent time living in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and in Columbia before settling in Kansas City in the mid-1990s.

Harland was a man who never met a stranger and was always positive and full of life. Enthusiastic and energetic, he put everyone at ease with his warm smile and friendly personality. Harland had a great love for animals and was a volunteer and guide at the Kansas City Zoo. Harland also had a great love for dogs, rescuing and adopting several that were loved and nurtured by him and Mike. Harland was always full of life and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Harland is survived by his partner of 28 years, Mike Zwonitzer of Kansas City; his parents, Harland and Rachel Abbott of Midland, Texas; sisters Carol Shumate (Gene), Patty Hodgens (Tim) and Jan Matchus (Tom), all of Midland, Texas; brothers Mike Abbott (Sarah) of Midland, Texas, Jack Abbott (Terri) and John Abbott (Shailette), both of Houston, Texas. He also is survived by his father and mother-in-law, Gary and Jean Zwonitzer; brother-in-laws Mark (Gerri) and Scott Zwonitzer; numerous nieces and nephews; and his rescue dogs, Ellie, Cassidy and Aggie.

Memorial donations in honor of Harland’s life may be made to the Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, Mo., 64132.

For more information or to leave a memory or personal condolence for Harland’s family, please visit JohnsonCountyChapel.com.

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Franklin L. Mitchell Jr., M.D., 84, of Columbia passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

Longtime trauma care provider Frank Mitchell dies

Frank was born June 18, 1930, in Kansas City to the late Jessie Florene and Dr. Franklin L. Mitchell Sr.

On Aug. 8, 1953, he married Marilyn Lynn Miller, and she survives.

Dr. Mitchell was a pioneering trauma surgeon at University Hospital, national leader in improving trauma care, founder of University Hospital’s ground ambulance service and Staff for Life helicopter service. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biological sciences from MU in 1951 and was selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society; graduated from the MU School of Medicine in 1953 with a B.S.M. degree; and received an M.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine in 1955.

Dr. Mitchell began his 40-year career at University Hospital as a resident physician in 1959, following two years as a surgeon in a U.S. Army hospital in Germany. He had been drafted into the Army during his residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

In addition to his wife, Marilyn, he is survived by three sons: Franklin (Tres) L. Mitchell III, M.D., and wife, Diana, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Brian A. Mitchell and wife, Karla, of Cincinnati; and Richard Miller Mitchell of Atlanta, Ga. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

“Frank Mitchell was a member of an elite group of pioneers who paved the way for trauma care, both nationally and internationally,” said Stephen Barnes, M.D., trauma surgeon and chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery at University of Missouri Health Care.

As chair of the American College of Surgeons’ Trauma Verification Review Committee from 1987 to 1996, Dr. Mitchell led a national campaign to standardize the quality of care for injured patients. Through his leadership, a process was established to ensure hospitals throughout the nation met rigorous national standards for trauma care that Dr. Mitchell helped develop.

From 1977 to 1999 — the longest tenure in the history of the plan — Dr. Mitchell served as chair of University Physicians, the group practice plan for MU School of Medicine faculty who practice at MU Health Care hospitals and clinics. Today, more than 500 physicians in over 70 subspecialties are members of University Physicians.

“Dr. Mitchell will be remembered for two enduring contributions to the School of Medicine,” said Les Hall, M.D., interim dean of the MU School of Medicine. “He helped establish MU as a national leader in state-of-the-art trauma care, which has saved thousands of lives, and he built University Physicians into one of the largest and most successful physician groups in Missouri.”

Over the years, Dr. Mitchell served in numerous leadership roles at MU, including chief resident, general surgery (1961-62); chief resident, thoracic surgery (1962-63); assistant professor of surgery (1963-68); associate professor of surgery (1968-74); emergency medical service training director, University Hospital (1968-74); professor of surgery (1974-2000); University Physicians chair (1977-1999); trauma services director (1981-1994); University Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center director (1981-1994); director of the helicopter medical transport program at University Hospital (1982-2008); University Hospital EMS section chief (1983-1994); director of managed care programs (1993-2000); and professor emeritus (2000-2014).

Dr. Mitchell was the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the MU School of Medicine’s highest award, the Citation of Merit (2003); the American College of Surgeons’ Outstanding Service Award (2002); the EMS Leadership Award (1994); the MU Faculty Alumni Award (1984) and the School of Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award (1994). In 1995, Dr. Mitchell received the elite Scudder Orator Award, presented annually to one surgeon in the country. He delivered the Scudder Oration on Trauma at the 81st clinical congress of the American College of Surgeons in October 1996.

In 2002, MU Health Care named the Level 1 trauma program at University Hospital in honor of Dr. Mitchell. Since 2009, University Hospital has borne his name as home to the Frank L. Mitchell Jr., M.D., Trauma Center.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Dr. Mitchell may be made to the Frank L. Mitchell Jr., M.D., Trauma Center at University Hospital, One Hospital Drive, DC205.00, Columbia, Mo., 65212.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Monday, November 17, 2014

Dr. Mitchell Jay Rosenholtz, 83, of Columbia died Saturday morning, Nov. 15, 2014, at The Bluffs, after a long illness.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Congregation Beth Shalom, 500 W. Green Meadows Road, with interment to follow at Columbia Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home of Joel and Nancy Ray, 111 Edgewood, after 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Mitch was born Dec. 18, 1930, in St. Paul, Minn., to Rae (Levy) and Alfred Rosenholtz.

He maintained a lifelong love for all things Minnesota and often expressed how glad he felt to have grown up in the Reform Jewish community in St. Pau, and to have been formed by the liberal politics of the state. He also loved what he called “real winter” and played hockey well into his 60s.

After preparation at St. Thomas Academy in St. Paul, Mitch attended Harvard College, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1952. He then received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 1956.

During his internship at Cincinnati General Hospital, he met his future wife, Sandra (Rathbun) Rosenholtz, who was completing her nursing degree. After his residency in the University of Minnesota Hospitals and a brief stint as a researcher in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, they were married Aug. 24, 1963, and settled in Baltimore, Md., where he served as assistant dean of Student Affairs and pathology professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Daughter Cathy Ellen was born in 1965 and Deborah Ann in 1967.

Dr. Rosenholtz moved with his family to Columbia in 1969, when he joined the faculty of the University of Missouri School of Medicine. In addition to practicing pathology, Mitch served as assistant dean for students and for admissions in the early 1970s, as well as a beloved professor for more than 30 years. He was known for his consistent concern for the perspective of students, for championing diversity in medical education, for conducting lively lectures and labs filled with his quirky and intelligent humor, and for memorizing the names of all the students by the first day of class. Mitch loved his involvement with medical students, both at the hospital and socially, including frequent appearances in their annual parody skit reviews. Dr. Rosenholtz was asked to hood graduating medical students numerous times over the course of his career at MU.

Mitch maintained a lifelong passion for education in all forms. He interviewed high school seniors for Harvard, was instrumental in creating a problem-based curriculum at the MU medical school, and gave generously to all of the schools with which he was affiliated. Dr. Rosenholtz was proud of being a formative force in the National Residency Matching Program, a process that reflected his concern for fairness and diversity. He also encouraged and supported his daughters in their educational pursuits and taught youths at the Jewish congregation.

Judaism was for Mitch the bedrock of his life, from his upbringing at Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul to his joyous decision to be bar mitzvah at age 77. Mitch was a founding member of Congregation Beth Shalom in Columbia in 1974, served on the board of both the Hillel Foundation and CBS over the years, was active with B’nai B’rith statewide, and was a consistent and generous supporter of Jewish causes.

In 1996, he received the Guardian of Hillel Award. Mitch fulfilled a lifelong dream in 2007 by traveling to Israel, praying at the Wailing Wall. Yet he also respected his dual-religious household and lovingly supported his daughter Cathy’s ordination as a Lutheran pastor.

Mitch enjoyed photography, bluegrass music, MU football games and fishing in Minnesota, but his primary avocation was golf. He was an excellent golfer, playing in the inaugural U.S. Junior Amateur in 1948, on the Harvard Golf team and in the faculty golf league here. He believed strongly in public courses where all could play, and he had an encyclopedic knowledge of the rules of golf, both evidence of his concern for fairness.

Dr. Rosenholtz’s commitment to fairness and to the motto “leave it better than you found it” was also expressed in his active involvement with liberal political causes, especially those that championed the downtrodden or worked to level the playing field for all participants. He worked statewide with Common Cause in an effort to get money out of politics. Mitch also happily supported his wife Sandy’s runs for Columbia City Council in 1973 and 1976.

Mitch was a beloved and respected member of the community, a loving and devoted father, and a good friend to all, known for his humor, kindness and intelligence. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Dr. Rosenholtz is survived by his daughter, the Rev. Cathy Ellen Rosenholtz (Fred Schmidt) of Columbia; and several cousins, nephews and nieces. He is remembered dearly by his personal and professional colleague Dr. Maria Evans, the staff of The Bluffs, and generations of MU medical students and residents.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rae and Al; sisters Ruthe Druck and Bobby Cohen; wife Sandy; and daughter Debbie.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Congregation Beth Shalom building fund, the Mitchell J. Rosenholtz Scholarship at the MU School of Medicine or to Common Cause.

Funeral arrangements are through Parker Funeral Home.

Published Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Helen Lorraine Jenkins, 86, of Columbia passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at Boone Hospital after a brief illness.

Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Parker Funeral Service. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home. A private graveside service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Helen was born Aug. 23, 1928, in Fulton, to the late Bill and Mary Sandker.

She married Robert P. Jenkins in Kansas City in September 1946. He preceded her in death. Of this union, three children were born and all survive, including Linda Diefendorf and her husband Drew of Cincinnati, Ohio, Parker Jenkins and wife Edyth of Ashland and Bill Jenkins and wife Cathy of Columbia.

Helen retired from Columbia Insurance Group at age 65. Over the years, she was devoted to the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter H.K; was an active member of Wilkes United Methodist Church in Columbia; a member of the Central Missouri Daylily Club and Bridge Club.

Helen had a true ‘green thumb,’ maintaining a pristine daylily garden at her home of over 50 years.

In her spare time, one could find Helen at the various auctions around town, or in her earlier years, at the golf course. She could also be found in the kitchen, making her ‘famous’ Lep cookies or chocolate pies. Helen was known not only for her involvement within the community, but for her graciousness and care for others. Helen never met a stranger; she made everyone around her feel welcomed. Anyone who met her was immediately greeted by warmth and compassion, as if she had known them for years.

The loss of Helen Jenkins is one that is not easily summed up, for the void she leaves within this community is immeasurable. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Other survivors include brothers Jack Sandker of Hermitage, Herb Sandker Sr. of Kirksville; sister Dee Claxton of Orlando; sister-in-law, Jo Jenkins of Imperial; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Dorothy Whittcamp of McAllen, Texas.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Cottey College, 1000 W. Austin, Nevada, Mo., 64772. Online condolences may be sent to www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Sunday, November 23, 2014

Carl Norman Scheneman (Pa), 91, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the University Medical Center in Columbia.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, with visitation one hour prior at Memorial Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 in Columbia, with Pastor Keith Simon officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Columbia.


Carl was born May 7, 1923, to Mr. and Mrs. Carl and Grace Scheneman of Latour, both deceased.

Carl was raised on a dairy farm located in Cass County and was the first boy from that rural community to attend college. He served three years in World War II in Gen. Patton’s Third Army and participated in the Battle of the Bulge.

He has three academic degrees, two from the University of Missouri and a PhD in administration from the University of Wisconsin. Carl was a faculty member of the University of Missouri for 32 years, retiring in 1979 as Vice President Emeritus. During this period, he served as a County Extension Agent, Farm Management Specialist, Agricultural Engineer, Director of Administrative Management and Vice President for University of Missouri Extension Division under President C. Brice Ratchford. Carl joined the Warrensburg Rotary Club in 1949, then in 1980 joined the Columbia Downtown Rotary, where he served as treasurer for many years and actively participated in several committees.

Upon retirement, Carl established the Carl N. Scheneman Excellence in Teaching Award, which is given annually to a faculty member for planning, conducting and evaluating an extension educational activity conducted during the year. He worked from 1980 to 1992 as Vice President and Broker for Jacobs Reality Agency.

Carl is survived by his wife, Phyllis with 67 years of marriage; two children, Stephen (Mary Ann) Scheneman and Susan (Dan) Schuppan of Columbia; six grandchildren, David (Kate) Schuppan of Chicago, John Schuppan of Kansas City, Anne (Terry) Schuppan Stewart of St. Louis, Drew Scheneman of Newark, Del., Melissa (Tyler) Scheneman Epp of Kansas City, Meredith Scheneman of Columbia; and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carl Scheneman Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Missouri Extension Development, 109 Whitten Hall, Columbia, 65211, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, November 23, 2014

Peggy (Jackie) Brockman, 81, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

Visitation for friends and family will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Parker Funeral Service.

Peggy was born July 1, 1933, in Warrensburg to Arch W. and Fannie Ethel Musser Lawson.

She graduated from Warrensburg High School.

Peggy married Robert Brockman on March 5, 1955, in Warrensburg, and he preceded her in death on July 21, 2000.

Peggy worked in payroll processing at Shelter Insurance for 20 years.

She was an avid reader, enjoyed playing bingo and loved animals. She attended church services at the Terrace Apartments.

Peggy was a very caring and happy person and loved being with her family and friends.

Survivors include two sons, Ron Brockman and wife Penny and Mark Brockman, both of Columbia; and three grandchildren, Lacy Brockman, Trevor Brockman and Kelsey Brockman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and two sisters.

Memorials can be sent to Columbia Second Chance or Central Missouri Humane Society.

Online condolences can be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Monday, November 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Josephine Ball Hofsess, 94, of Columbia passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.


Josephine was born on June 18, 1920, to Robert Tobin Ball and Alice Faye McArtor in New Boston. She was married Sept. 11, 1938, to John C. Hofsess in Mexico, Mo.

She retired from the University of Missouri Medical Center after 25 years of service as a credit and collections supervisor. After retiring, she worked part time for Columbia Parks and Recreation at the Senior Center and was active in the 50’s club. Josephine traveled all over the world with OAK Tours.

She is survived by her three children, Eleanor (Merc) Hofsess of Augusta, Ga., John (Glenda) Hofsess Jr of Columbia and Robert (Dana) Hofsess of Columbia; her four granddaughters, Susan Hofsess, Lisa Hofsess, Andrea Hofsess and Lori Hofsess; and one great-grandson, Bryson Hofsess.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her two brothers, William Ball and Calvin Ball.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.

Published Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dr. Owen Winston Miller, 92, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at the home of his daughter in Kansas City.

Visitation in his honor will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Missouri United Methodist Church connector, with services at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery following the service.

Owen was born Feb. 17, 1922, in St. Louis, to Clara and Martin Miller. In his youth, he was active in Blewett High School’s acting, singing and gymnastics clubs. He also spent much time as a member of the North St. Louis Turner Hall, an organization that promotes athletics and health. He was an excellent gymnast and won numerous medals. Here, he met his sweetheart and wife of 64 years, Betty Jeanne Wood. They wed June 3, 1950. He was a devoted, loving husband.

He served in World War II in the Pacific Theater of Guadalcanal/Philippines in the signal corps. Although originally rejected from the Army because he was blind in one eye, he was smart and persistent. He was accepted into the Army because he could run the communications radios and during the war, rose to the rank of staff sergeant. He enjoyed performing hand balancing gymnastics with his comrades when time allowed.

After the war, he seized the opportunity to go to college under the G.I. Bill. He attended Washington University in St. Louis, earning his Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering in 1950, Master of Science Industrial Engineering in 1958, National Science Foundation Fellowship at Stanford in 1958, and a Doctorate of Science Industrial Engineering from Washington University in 1966.

Owen worked as an industrial engineering assistant and supervisor in a large steel castings foundry in East St. Louis, Ill., from 1950 to 1954.

He held positions as an assistant, associate and full professor within the Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Missouri from 1964 until 1992, when he retired as professor emeritus.

During his tenure, Owen served as director of the industrial engineering graduate studies program. He was an interim director of engineering extension at MU and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. He conducted and participated in the application of industrial engineering techniques in health care systems. He served as director of the College of Engineering’s Business and Industry Center and taught a two-week course to physicians in Valencia, Spain, in the application of industrial engineering techniques in Spain’s hospitals. Owen also was a consultant for more than 20 organizations, including Luke/Williams Air Force Base in Arizona, EPA Region VII in Kansas City, and the U.S. Coast Guard. He provided technical consultations to more than 300 clients under economic development/small business development contracts 1980 to 1990.

In 2008, he was inducted into the inaugural class of the IMSE Hall of Fame. Other honors include Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Pi Mu, Society Sigma Xi, Outstanding IE professor award, and he was named a Fellow by the American Society for Quality Control.

Owen was generous with his time and knowledge as a member and past president of Cosmopolitan Luncheon Club, sang in the Missouri United Methodist Church choir, served as AARP district representative, was involved in the Columbia Senior Center, volunteered at the Show Me State Games and rang bells for the Salvation Army for 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; son, Keith (Kathy) Miller of Columbia; daughters Nancy (Brent) Miller-Sewell of Kansas City and Barb Onofrio of Columbia; brother Les Miller; grandchildren, A.J., Jackson, Katy Miller, Sarah (Ben) Marks, Will (Miranda) Harrison, Jennifer, Josh (Colleen), and Zach Sewell, Alex Onofrio; and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters Vivian and Melba; and son-in-law Mike Onofrio.

Owen was a wonderful father, grandfather and friend to many. In addition to being an accomplished scholar, he was a kind, generous, humble, gentle and loving person who will be missed by many.

Online condolences made be placed at www.nilsonfuneralhome.com.

Published Sunday, November 30, 2014

One of the strongest women known, Monica Ann Creighton, passed away Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 27, 2014, following her husband Donald L. Creighton, a professor emeritus at the University of Missouri in mechanical engineering.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Monica at a later time.

A passionate fan of the arts, she was an enthusiastic member of several book clubs and supported the arts throughout the region.

She shared her love of travel and the sciences with her family and friends. She was a wonderful gardener and enjoyed her time outside.

She is survived by her only son, Christopher, and his wife Alicia; and grandchildren, Andrew and Caroline. She leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews, as well as friends too numerous to count.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Columbia Public Library.

Condolences can be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Joyce Sue Steere, 84, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at Ashland Healthcare.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at First Baptist Church in Columbia. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are made under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home.

Joyce was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Mountain View, to the late Leonard and Garrett (Starr) Farrar. In her younger years, she was an ardent equestrian and won several awards.

She graduated from West Plains High School in 1947 and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central College, now Central Methodist University in Fayette in 1951. She was a member of Delta Pi Omega sorority.

She married Harold “Hank” Steere of Boonville on Sept. 6, 1953, at the family home in West Plains. After college, she worked as a secretary to R.B. Price, president of Boone County National Bank in Columbia, and later worked for the Friends of the Columbia Public Library.

She was a longtime member of Chapter IT of P.E.O. Sisterhood and Columbia Mothersingers. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, taught Sunday School and sang in the choir for many years.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Hank; her sister Mary Lue (Bill) Gibbs of Camden, Ark.; her daughter Charlene Henry of Manchester, Conn.; her son Andy (Carrie) Steere of Columbia; her granddaughter Jessica (Matt) Haake of Lincoln, Neb.; her grandson Brian (Jennifer) Steere of Columbia; her granddaughter Becky Steere of Liberty; and her great-granddaughter Bailey Haake; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Elizabeth Loesch.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the music ministry of First Baptist Church, 1112 East Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Monday, December 8, 2014

Annie E. Ratliff, 71, of Columbia passed away Dec. 6, 2014, with her family by her side.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, and interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Annie was born Nov. 3, 1943, in Fulton to Robert and Pearl Edwards. She married Kenneth Ratliff on April 14, 1968. They were married for 47 years, and together they had two children. She retired from Stephens College after 25 years of service. She enjoyed working in her flowerbeds, family activities, cooking and baby-sitting children in her retired years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Robert, Daniel, Dudley and Tyke. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; her son, Kenneth “Wayne” and wife Phyllis Ratliff of Farmington; her daughter, Elizabeth and husband Steve Anderson of Mountain Home, Ariz.; her grandchildren, Alyssa and Anthony Ratliff; her brother, Charles Edwards; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Published Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Iva Dell Thurman, 97, of Columbia passed away on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at South Hampton Place.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Memorial Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment will take place in Fayette.

Iva Dell was born on Aug. 15, 1917, in Armstrong to Ernest and Etta Quisenberry. She married William Cordell Thurman on Dec. 16, 1939.

She worked at The Tiger Hotel starting in 1958 as the secretary to the owner, Louis Shelburne, and retired in 1985. She was a member of the American Association of Businesswomen and the First Christian Church of Columbia and volunteered extensively at Boone County Hospital, for which she received a 3,000-hour award. She always mourned the loss of her younger brother, Estin, at the battle of Okinawa in January of 1945.

She was famous for her fried chicken and cherry cobbler. She loved to read, listen to music and most of all spend time with her family. She attended Central Methodist College for two years.

She is survived by her two sons, William Dennis (Robin) Thurman of Cary, N.C., and Lindell Thurman of Columbia; her four grandchildren, William Colin (Dawn) Thurman of Baltimore, Md., Jennifer Jean Thurman of Cary, N.C., Maggie Sarah (Michael) Roth of Downers Grove, Ill., and Andrew John Thurman of Columbia; her four great-grandchildren, William Henry Thurman and Abigail Jean Thurman of Baltimore, Md., Anna Madge Roth and Abraham Michael Roth of Downers Grove, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Frances Sappington; her brother, Estin Quisenberry; and her husband, William Cordell Thurman.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 101 N. Tenth St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Published Thursday, December 11, 2014

Alberta Weaver, 95, of Columbia passed away the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at Willowbrook Nursing Home in Effingham, Ill.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Parker Funeral Service. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Alberta was born Sept. 28, 1919, to Albert and Sally Stephens McCray .

She married J. Oral Weaver on Christmas Day in 1943. A lifelong Boone County resident, Alberta was a member of Old Cedar Primitive Baptist Church as well as Rocky Fork Primitive Baptist Church and Prairie Grove Baptist Church. She was excellent at piecing quilts and often gifted or donated her work to various family, friends and organizations.

Alberta is survived by her two daughters, Teresa (Kenneth) West and Donna (Max) Woolever; grandchildren Tina Murphy, Aaron (Jamie) Woolever, Lori (Adam) Bland, Miranda (Paul) Stewart and Megan Woolever; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Leland “Chip” McCray and sister Marjorie Hudson Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Old Cedar Cemetery Fund in care of Parker Funeral Service.

Condolences may be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com


Published Saturday, December 13, 2014

Mary O’Dell Zumwalt Acton, 90, of Columbia passed away on Dec. 11, 2014 at her home.

Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Columbia First Assembly of God Church, 1100 N. 7th Street. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. at Columbia First Assembly of God Church. Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mary was born Nov. 18, 1924, to Grover and Rosa Thornton Zumwalt in Columbia. She married Harold Acton in 1944 in Kansas City. Mary worked at Stephens Publising Company and Columbia Public Schools, but most of her life she was a stay-at-home mom.

Mary is survived by her son Robert Dale Acton and wife Lynn, daughter Rosemary Geisler and husband Terry, all of Columbia, and daughter Cindy Blom of Hallsville; one sister, Martha Alred of Willard; brother Frank Root of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; parents, Grover and Rosa Zumwalt; one grandson; two brothers; and four sisters.

Mary attended Gospel Tabernacle in Moberly and First Assembly of God Church in Columbia. She also was a member of the Sunshine Singers. Though poor in material needs while growing up, she always was surrounded by the love and compassion of family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Missouri Veterans Commission, 205 Jefferson Street, 12th Floor, Jefferson City, Mo., 65102.

Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Sunday, December 14, 2014

Beverly Robertson Murrell, M.D., 78, of Columbia, a mother, physician and volunteer died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at The Arbors in Columbia after a prolonged struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Calvary Episcopal Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15 at Parker Funeral Service.

She was the oldest of three children born to Walter and Dora Robertson. She was an excellent student and an accomplished musician as a youth, playing piano and cornet. She grew up in Las Vegas, N.M.

After graduating from high school as valedictorian, she was admitted to Cornell University in New York. While there, she joined Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, played in the band, majored in English with a minor in Spanish literature but completed pre-medical courses simultaneously.

After Cornell she was admitted to the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She graduated in 1961 with an M.D. degree. She completed a rotating internship at the University of California at Davis Medical Center —Sacramento County Hospital — and then did one year of pathology residency.

She married Hugh Jerry Murrell, M.D., in 1963. She practiced medicine in several locations in California and Nevada during her next four years. She moved several times, ultimately settling in Columbia in 1984.

As an adult she pursued many different interests. She was an avid gardener, a dedicated tennis player and a student of languages. She was conversant in Spanish but also studied French, Italian, Chinese and Japanese. She travelled extensively; sometimes alone but frequently with her husband or friends. She took organ lessons and filled in for small churches in Columbia as vacation coverage for their regular organists. In Columbia, she was active in a number of organizations: Women of the Church (Calvary Episcopal) KKG, Assistance League (charter member), PEO, King’s Daughters and Women’s Symphony League.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry; three children, Hugh (Nancy) Murrell, Heather (Russell) Crane, both of Columbia, and Hudson (Yuka) Murrell in Shimonoseki, Japan; five grandchildren; and a brother, Col. Walter Robertson, U.S. Army retired in Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Harold Robertson.

Memorials may be made to the Missouri Symphony Society, 203 S. Ninth Street in Columbia or Mid-Missouri Alzheimer’s Association, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive in Columbia.

Online condolences can be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

Published Sunday, December 14, 2014

Harvey F. Strothmann, 89, of Columbia died Dec. 13, 2014, at Boone Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18 at the Columbia United Church of Christ, I-70 Drive NW, with visitation on Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church.

He graduated from Hermann High School and enlisted in the United States Army at age 17. During World War II he served in the 87th Infantry as a part of General George Patton’s 3rd Army, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He attended the University of Missouri at Columbia, graduating in 1950 with a bachelor of science in agriculture. While at Mizzou he met Jean Evelyn Doran at “The Chapel,” Columbia United Church of Christ, and they were married on June 11, 1950.

He worked in the plant foods industry for over 40 years. He was employed by MFA, Inc, for 29 years, serving many years as Vice-President of Plant Foods Division. He was selected to serve on the Fertilizer Institute in Washington, D.C., and later traveled to the Philippines and the former Soviet Union as an agricultural advisor for AID. He was a member of the Twilight Masonic Lodge for over 50 years, Scottish Rite, and life member of Optimists.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jean Strothmann; three children, Sharon Renken and husband Jim of Cumming, Ga., Wayne Strothmann and wife Denise of Clinton, and Glen Strothmann and wife Snezana of Columbia; eight grandchildren, Bradley Renken, Bryan Renken, Blake Renken, Brett Renken, Cara Licausi, Kristin O’Farrell, Scott Strothmann and Noah Strothmann; and six great-grandchildren.

Published Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Betty Ann Wendel Sander, 83, of Columbia entered eternal life peacefully at home Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, after a long illness.

There will be a private funeral with interment in Jackson.

Betty was born and grew up on a farm near Jackson where farm chores kept her busy. Her early education required a two mile (one way) walk to a one-room school. After completing elementary school, she attended Jackson High School and graduated in May 1949.

In June 1949, she married Ivan Sander of Cape Girardeau, and he survives. Ivan was in college, and Betty worked as a waitress to help finance his education. During her husband’s career she moved with him wherever his job took him. They lived in Berea, Ky.; Athens, Ohio; and finally in Columbia. Betty was a stay-at-home mom until her youngest child was in high school. At that time, she began a career as a sales associate at J.C. Penney, where she worked until her retirement in 1989.

She has been a willing volunteer through her adult life. She was active in her daughter’s Girl Scout troop where she served as cookie chairwoman and helped in camping activities. She was active in her church wherever she lived and was an active member of Columbia United Church of Christ. She was active in Women’s Fellowship and was a past president. She was also active in the Quilter’s Group and was always willing to prepare a delicious dish for potluck meals or to deliver to shut-ins. She was an avid golfer and bowler and enjoyed playing bridge and pinochle. She also enjoyed arts and crafts, antiquing and gardening where her specialty was growing flowers. She was a fan of Mizzou basketball, having season tickets to both men’s and women’s games. She also enjoyed the St. Louis Cardinals.

She is also survived by her three children, Saundra Moore of Ocean Springs, Miss., Deborah (Pat) Richards of Bliss, Idaho, and Michael (Cindy) Sander of Hockessin, Del.; grandchildren, Jaret (Trudy) Moore, Travis Moore, Ben Sander and Amanda and Alicia Richards; and great-granddaughter, Kayley Moore.

Memorials may be made to Columbia United Church of Christ or Columbia Kiwanis Club Foundation.

Online tributes may be made to www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Catherine C. Seltsam, 59, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at home.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Memorial Funeral Home with visitation one hour before services. A private burial will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Cathy was born March 5, 1955, to Annette M. Garver and Wallace G. Clover in St. Louis.

She grew up in Crestwood with her two surviving sisters, Peg Clover Stipek (Mike) of Denver, Colo., and Patty Clover (Scott Nirmaier) of Columbia. She attended the University of Missouri and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in education. She stayed in Columbia and married Robert W. Seltsam in 1985. They have two wonderful children, Sarah Winter (Cliff) of Loveland, Colo., and Rory of Columbia.

Cathy was a member of Chapter AZ P.E.O., King’s Daughters, Missouri Native Plant Society and the First Christian Church. More recently, she loved her time at Access Arts. She will always be admired for her unrelenting positivity, friendly smile and gentle spirit. She will forever be in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Access Arts, 1728 McAlester St., Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Published Monday, December 22, 2014

Daryl Jerome Hobbs, 80, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

Private family services were held immediately, followed by a public celebration of his life at a later date.

Daryl Jerome Hobbs was born Jan. 6, 1934 in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Born to Hazel and Clarence Hobbs, he spent his childhood in rural Iowa, later attending Iowa State and playing quarterback on the football team. He went on to receive his master’s and Ph.D. from Iowa State and married Louise Grismore of Corydon, Iowa, in 1954. Together, they had four children — Terry (Brigid), Denise (Kevin, deceased), Julie (Mark) and Mary. Louise preceded him in death in 1975. The family moved to Columbia in 1964, where Dr. Hobbs continued his long academic career as professor of Rural Sociology at the University of Missouri. Daryl married Vicki Byrd of Columbia in 1977 and they had one daughter, Holly. Dr. Hobbs was a distinguished, respected professor who worked to empower rural communities throughout the world.

In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his mother; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and hundreds of former graduate students who, following his example, have helped to make the world a better place.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Rural Sociological Society Diversity Travel Fund, Brigham Young University, 2019 JFSB, Provo, Utah, 84602.

In his honor, a permanent website has been established at www.darylhobbsmemorial.com for those who wish to share memories or document the impact Daryl made on the lives of so many.

Arrangements under the direction of Parker Funeral Service.

Published Friday, December 19, 2014

Lloyd Dryden Hiler, 96, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Nilson Funeral Home in Columbia. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in West Plains.

Born in Carlsbad, N.M., Lloyd was raised in West Plains and has lived in Columbia since 1962.

He married Elizabeth Clark (Beth) Hiler in 1940; she preceded him in death in 1978.

He married Nina Wallace in 1981.

Survived by his wife, Nina; sons Lanny (Karen) of Atlanta, Ga., and Mike (Kristen) of Yakima, Wash.; and daughters Beth Bean (Barry) of Pierpont and Sally Armontrout (Leslie Armontrout deceased) of Manchester. Lloyd had six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Stepchildren are Lynn Dickson (Linda) of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Leigh Erion (Curly) of Columbia; with four step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri or Bureau of the Blind of Missouri c/o Nilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences maybe left at www.nilsonfuneralhome.com.

Published Monday, December 22, 2014

Harold Skrabal, 66, of Columbia went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with giant cell myocarditis. His loving family was with him.

A memorial service celebrating Harold’s life and faith will be held at Campus Lutheran Church on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 10:30 a.m. A light reception with the family will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Campus Lutheran Church or Good Shepherd Lutheran School of Columbia, or a charity of your choice.

Harold was born to Martha (Shalla) and Albert Skrabal in Odell, Neb. Growing up in small-town Nebraska, he enjoyed exploring the outdoors, trapping, looking for arrowheads and especially family fishing trips.

He graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, School of Pharmacy. Harold was a “Go Big Red” fan to the end.

He was a dedicated pharmacist at University Hospital in Columbia for more than 43 years.

Harold married Rachel Reppert in 1970. He was very proud of his family and was a devoted husband and father. Family vacations were a favorite time for all of them. Harold was a talented craftsman and made beautiful scroll saw art. He enjoyed working on his 1930 Model A Ford and was a member of the Model A Restorers Club. He also enjoyed wood carving classes.

Harold was a member of Campus Lutheran Church in Columbia, a past president of the church council and a frequent usher.

Harold is survived by his wife, Rachel; son, Brian, and daughter-in-law Andrea and grandson Ian; daughter, Melissa, and son-in-law Erik Slatinsky; mother, Martha Skrabal, of Beatrice, Neb.; brothers Albert (Jan) of Lincoln, Neb. and Ed (Carmel) of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Albert Skrabal. Condolences and stories can be shared with the family at www.heartlandcremation.com.

Published Sunday, December 28, 2014

Gary Dale Bemboom, 67, departed this life on Dec. 24, 2014, surrounded by his family in his home.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 10 a.m. at Davis Funeral Chapel, 1397 Ashley Road, Boonville, Mo., 65233. The memorial service will immediately follow at 11 a.m.

Gary was born Oct. 8, 1947, in Jefferson City to Anthony Sylvester Bemboom and Dorothy Winter Bemboom. He was a 1965 graduate of Jefferson City High School, where he played football and was a member of the marching band. He served six years in the Army National Guard, where he specialized as a marksman. After a brief career in finance, he transitioned to a career in the auto sales industry. He managed and owned several dealerships across Mid-Missouri, most recently Bemboom Motors in Boonville.

From a young age, Gary was passionate about hunting and fishing and continued to be an avid sportsman throughout his life. In the early 70s he became active in skeet shooting and went on to win several Missouri state skeet championships. He was a wildlife conservation advocate. He also enjoyed working on his farm and raising dogs and cattle.

On Dec. 27, 1997, he wed Sandra Merideth Bemboom, and she survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Lisa Bemboom of Tampa and Amy Bemboom Shannon of Chicago, Ill.; two stepchildren, Blake Blakemore and Kate Blakemore Summy, both of Kansas City; and one granddaughter, Candace Wulff of Tampa

He was preceded in death by both of his parents.

Memorial contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Published Friday, December 26, 2014

William “Bill” Laskin Fairman, 67, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014.

A memorial service celebrating Bill’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, at Congregation Beth Shalom, 500 W. Green Meadows.

Bill, the son of Ruth and George Fairman, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Jan. 11, 1947.

He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelor’s degree in physics and from the University of Pittsburgh with a master’s and Ph.D. in industrial engineering. Bill was a faculty member at the University of Missouri from 1972 to 1979. In 1979, compelled by his love for programming, he founded FairCom Corp., an international software development company. Bill was a founder and longtime board member of the Columbia Public School Foundation and served for many years on the board of the University of Missouri Hillel.

Bill had many passions in his life — solving complex problems, liberty and justice for all, education, and the arts; and, on a lighter note, golf and his cats. But more than anything, he was passionate about his love for his family and friends. He will be remembered for his warmth and generosity of spirit.

Bill is survived by Barbara, his high school sweetheart and wife of 46 years; his daughter, Shulamit (Jessica) of Oakland, Calif.; son Josh of Denver, Colo.; son Jonathan and wife Laura of Chicago and his two precious granddaughters, Ruby and Frances; his beloved sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Michael Lando of Pittsburgh; and many nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the New Israel Fund, Doctors Without Borders, Columbia Public School Foundation or Congregation Beth Shalom.

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

Published Sunday, January 4, 2015

Mary Lou Ellison Davis, 73, died at home on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, with her family around her. She had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for many years.

A memorial service will be held on Feb. 28, 2015, at the Missouri United Methodist Church. She will be buried at Columbia Cemetery at a private family ceremony.

Mary Lou was born on Jan. 26, 1941, in Peebles, Ohio, to Robert Beatty Ellison, M.D., and Clarine Wickerham Ellison. She was raised with her brother, Daniel Robert Ellison, in Peebles and attended public schools there. After high school, she attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where she received her B.A. in English in 1962. She then taught eighth grade English at Anderson Junior High School near Washington Heights in the eastern suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio. After four years of teaching, she decided to further her education at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where she received an M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction in 1967.

It was in Madison that Mary Lou met her husband, Peter Nelson Davis, a lawyer and law researcher, and married him on Dec. 14, 1968. She and her husband remained in Madison until they moved to Columbia in August 1970, where Peter began his teaching career at the University of Missouri’s law school.

Mary Lou elected to be a stay-at-home mother to raise their two daughters, Peggy and Katie, who were born in 1972 and 1976. While raising their children, Mary Lou became involved in several activities, including Citizens for Sesame Street, the committee which raised money to show “Sesame Street” on local television for four years beginning in 1971 until it became available on cable in Columbia. Many people predicted that the committee would be unable to raise sufficient funds, but they accomplished the task within three months.

After the girls were born, she became involved in the cooperative play school program at Southwest Play School. She was active for many years teaching seventh-eighth grade Sunday School and singing in the church choir at Missouri United Methodist Church; she joined the congregation with her husband in 1975. She also sang for many years with the University’s Choral Union. After the girls began attending public school full-time, Mary Lou spent a year teaching part-time at Hickman High School and then for many years worked as a legal research assistant at the University’s Law Library. There, she was in charge of organizing the Library’s Rare Book Room and indexing the world-famous Lawson Collection of Criminal Law Trial Pamphlets. She retired from that position in 2003.

Mary Lou is survived by her husband, Peter Nelson Davis; daughter Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy” Babcock, her husband Donald James Babcock and granddaughters Elizabeth Marie “Lizzie” and Lillian Nadine “Lily” Babcock of Novi, Mich.; daughter Mary Kathleen “Katie” Davis and her husband Ganesh Subramanya-Iyer Raman of Houston, Texas; and brother Daniel Robert Ellison, his wife Katherine “Kitty” Walker Ellison of Loveland, Colo., and their daughters.

Memorials can be donated to the Missouri United Methodist Church for support of its music program, to the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School for support of the law library, or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences for the family can be submitted to www.parkerfuneralservice.com/MaryLouDavis

Rabindranath Tagore writes, “Death is not the extinguishing

of the light, it is the putting out of the lamp because the dawn has come.”

Published Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Barbara Ann DeVore, 79, formerly of Columbia, passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Ste. Genevieve.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born on Nov. 10, 1935, in Columbia, the daughter of Lena (Lewis) and Paul Rice.

Survivors include her daughter, Teresa (Terry) Merz; grandchildren Emily Gordon, Hilary Sloke and Lacey Merz; great-grandchild Ivy Rose Sloke; sister Delores Aust; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Ray DeVore.

Published Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ruth Parish Crane, 74, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at home with loved ones around her.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at First Assembly of God Church in Columbia, with visitation one hour prior to services. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ruth was born March 3, 1940, to Ivan and Mary Ellen Parish in Franklin.

She married Luther Crane on June 18, 1960.

She retired from University Hospital after 10 years of service. She enjoyed being with her family, fishing and traveling.

She is survived by her husband, Luther; her daughter, Susan; her sons, Greg and Shawn; her grandchildren, Sierra, Georgia, Abigail and Axel; her brothers, Wayne, Darrell and Hank; and many nieces and nephews who love her very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Randall, Dick and Bill; and her sister, Ruby.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Hospice Compassus in Columbia.

Published Friday, January 2, 2015

Bernice Marie Schmitz Korschgen, 92, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with interment following at Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will be held at 10 a.m., prior to the service.

Bernice was born May 10, 1922, in Bonnots Mill, the daughter of the Christopher and Kathryn (Kate) Samson Schmitz. She lived on the family farm with her four brothers, Edward, Norbert, Herbert, and Chris Jr., until she left for Columbia to attend the University of Missouri. Here she met her future husband, Leroy Korschgen, and earned a degree in home economics. After graduation she worked as a dietician for Ralston Purina in St. Louis while maintaining a long-distance correspondence with Leroy, who served in World War II. Upon his discharge, they were married in 1946 in Bonnots Mill and made their home in Columbia.

Bernice worked part time as an instructor and researcher for many years in the Food Science and Nutrition Department at the university. She was a member of a group that did early research developing food mixes and frozen prepared foods. She also researched cooking methods for the then-new microwave oven, among numerous other research projects in the food-science area. She collaborated with many different groups to access the palatability of new foods and processes using taste panels.

In 1967, Bernice received her master’s degree in food science from the university. While raising their children, Bernice also managed the lunch program at Our Lady of Lourdes elementary school.

After retiring in 1984, she and Leroy traveled the world visiting Africa, South America, the Galapagos Islands, Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Europe and various parts of the United States including Alaska. Bernice was a fabulous cook and found great joy in cooking wonderful meals for the family. She received great delight sharing here cooking and especially her delicious cinnamon and pecan rolls. As an accomplished seamstress, she was always making clothes for the family, mending or altering garments for friends, and donating her sewing talent to the less fortunate. Bernice and Leroy excelled at playing several card games and enjoyed countless hours of competitive bridge with friends throughout the community.

Bernice is survived by her husband Leroy; two sons and their spouses, Carl and Ann Korschgen and Chris and Angela Korschgen, all of Columbia; one daughter and spouse Cathy and Phil Azdell of Mexico, Mo.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers.

The family would like to thank the management and staff of Keeping Good Company, Phoenix Home Health Care, and Hospice Compassus for the wonderful care and love that they gave Bernice for over a year.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charitable group of your choice in the name of Bernice. 
    

     

 






 

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