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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"
Victor (Vic) E. Menzel, Class of 1972, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at his home in Columbia.

Clarence Norris Hyde, Class of 1964, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at his home near Eldon.

Emma Allene Parsons Pauley, Class of 1939, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, at The Timbers Assisted Living in Holts Summit, Missouri.

William Richardson Jr., Class of 1981, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at his home in Columbia.

Mary Jane Wilson Brack, Class of 1975, passed away on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Betty Jane Lewis Slate, Class of 1956, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her home in Columbia.

Helen Amelia Cullen Judah, Class of 1938, died at her home in Columbia on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

Phyllis Sue Reynolds Hinshaw, Class of 1953, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at her home in Columbia.

George N. Daly, Sr., Class of 1949, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at his home in Jefferson City.

James L. “Jim” Reynolds, Class of 1949, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at University Hospital in Columbia.

Ola A. Wilkerson Phillips Duncan, Class of 1970, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

Sammy Mack Rees, Class of 1948, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019.

Alma F. Schmidt Anthony, Class of 1956, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 in Moberly.

Kevan E. Snell, Class of 1970, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

Dicksie Jeanne Cooper Hunter, Class of 1967 passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Joy Frances Starr Zumwalt, Class of 1939, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 at Boone Hospital Center.

Charles W. Digges, Sr., Class of 1936, died on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.

Michael L Provin, Class of 1973, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019.

Sherry Elaine Woods, Class of 1974, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at her home in Columbia.

James Earl Grant, Class of 1958, passed away at Columbia Manor Care Center on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.

Larry Edward Wilson, Class of 1953, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 at his home in Columbia.

Bruce Daniel Mueller, Class of 1982, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.

Rose Marie Buescher Corgan, Class of 1947, died at home in Springfield, Illinois on January 17, 2019.

Brian Heun, Class of 1994, passed away in Columbia, January 16, 2019.

Susan Louise Batye, Class of 1986, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at The Neighborhoods Skilled Nursing Home in Columbia.

Jack Edward Sapp, Class of 1941, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at his home in Columbia.

Morris Raymond Cleveland, Class of 1949, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.

Larry Wayne Kreutz, Class of 1991, passed away at Boone Hospital Center on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

Ronald Ray Coleman, Class of 1968, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at his home in Columbia.















































Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Ronald Ray Coleman, 68, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at his home.

A Gathering of Friends will take place from 2:00- 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home.

Ron was born in Columbia on Jan. 10, 1950 to Betty Jean and Odell Coleman who preceded him in death. He was married to Kim Coleman for 48 years and the proud father of two sons, Christopher and Justin (Sarah) Coleman and the grandfather to Olivia, Evan, and Paloma whom he adored. He is also survived by a brother, Mike (Tawanda) and a niece, Hali.

Ron attended the University of Missouri and was a proud supporter of the Mizzou Tigers. He was also a avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and loved to watch them play.

Ron started his working life at Bobs Market on Worley St. sorting pop bottles in the 7th grade. He started working for Nowells Supermarket after high school and then got into the restaurant business starting at Flaming Pit and Katy Station restaurants. He then worked for various restaurant companies throughout the US. He loved the restaurant business and felt lucky to travel all over the country with the business. He mostly loved the people he would meet and loved to make new friends. Ron never met a stranger and was a mentor to many.

After retiring from the restaurant business he sold commercial real estate for Maher Commercial Real Estate.

Ron was loved by many and will be missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, Ron’s family would request memorials be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society using this link: https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/Donation2?df_id=56001&56001.donation=form1 or dropped off at the funeral home.

Published Friday, January 4, 2019

Larry Wayne Kreutz, 47, of Columbia, passed away at Boone Hospital Center on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton. Please come as you are; Larry always did. Inurnment will follow in Portland Cemetery.

He was born in Columbia on July 9, 1971, the son of Lawrence Kreutz and the late Dorothy Lee (Watson) Kreutz.

Larry worked in Inside Sales for French Gerleman Electric. His hobbies included shooting pool, camping, fishing, and target shooting. He was proud to serve as a Boy Scout leader. Larry’s passion was collecting money to fight childhood cancer with the Hooligan’s Charitable Riding Group. When he was young, he loved spending time with his Grandpa and Grandma Kreutz working on the farm.

Those remaining to cherish his memory include sons, Jerry Kreutz, and Lucas Kreutz, both of Columbia; father, Lawrence Kreutz of Columbia; sisters, Kerrie Smith (Robert) of Montgomery City, Dianna Harmon (Scott) of Columbia, and Cheryl Pokorny (Eric) of Aurora, IL.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hooligan’s Charitable Riding Group Larry Wayne Kreutz Scholarship Fund, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251. Checks should be made payable to Hooligan’s Charitable Riding Group.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.

Published Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Morris Raymond Cleveland, 88, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.

There are no services scheduled.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Mildred (Jordan) Cleveland; and his wife, Rosemary (Evans) Cleveland. Morris is survived by his children and their families, Rebecca, Jimmy, David and Danny

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

Published Friday, January 11, 2019


Jack Edward Sapp passed away peacefully in the company of family on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in his home at the age of 97.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 14 from 1:00- 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with graveside services at 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Jack was born in December of 1921 in Columbia, the fourth child of Franklin M. Sapp and Ora M. Sapp (Smith). Jack was married to Beverly J. Eldridge- Meyers in November of 1953 and they recently celebrate 65 years of marriage.

Jack was a graduate of Hickman High School class of 1941. He and his three brothers proudly served simultaneously in WWII where Jack was a Sgt. in the U.S. Army. He worked as the manager of Bowling Lumber Company in Columbia for twenty years and then served as the Purchasing Agent for the City of Columbia until his retirement in 1983. Jack was a life-time member and one of the organizers of the Missouri Association of Public Purchasing (MAPP) in 1972 and served as President in 1978. He was a charter member of the Cosmopolitan Breakfast Club and also a member of American Legion Post 202. He was a member of American Veterans (Am Vets) and the Lions Club of Rocky Mount, Missouri.

Survivors include his wife Beverly; two daughters, Patsy Michaud and husband Jim of Colorado and Donna Sapp and husband Micki Summey of Boonville; one son, Steven Sapp and wife Kim of Columbia; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Franklin Morris Jr., Marion Lee, and Russell E.; and one sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Powell.

Memorials may be made to the Central Missouri Honor Flight or the charity of the donor’s choice.

The family would like to thank BrightStar Care and Hospice Compassus for their compassionate care of Jack during his time of confinement.

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

Published Sunday, Jaunuary 20, 2019

Susan Louise Batye, 54, of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at The Neighborhoods Skilled Nursing Home in Columbia.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia, with memorial services to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Francis Doyle officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Susan was born on Dec. 12, 1964 in Edwardsville, IL the daughter of Arthur and Vera (Miessler) Batye, who preceded her in death . She was a graduate of Hickman High School and worked at ACT in Columbia.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Lou Gray of San Diego, and Rhonda Robb (Terry) of Columbia; two brothers, Gale Batye of Wentzville, and Rick Batye of Columbia; two nieces, Heather Roberts (Brandon) of Columbia, and Brittany Robb of Columbia; and three nephews, Shawne Batye (Eddy) of Overland, Jonathan Batye of Wentzville, and Kevin Gray (Nicole) of Goodyear, AZ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boone County Family Resources OR Special Olympics, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.

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

Published by Schroeder-Stark-Welin Funeral Home, Obituary for Boone, Iowa

Brian Heun, Columbia MO. Formerly of Stratford, IA.
February 13, 1976 – January 16, 2019

Brian has worked in both commercial construction and private construction such as roofing, adding additions on to houses, remodeling inside the home and even backyard renovation. Brian liked to work with his hands and was good at whatever he built with his hands. Brian was close to his Grandpa Ober from whom he learned carpentry work, a lot about fishing and at an early age, drawing.

Brian was the first grandchild to call his Grandma and Grandpa Heun, Mommer and Popper and every grandchild has done the same since.

Brian met Melissa in 2007 in Stratford, IA, and started dating. Brian had moved back to Missouri in 2008 and Melissa moved to Missouri in 2009 where Brian and Melissa lived together.

Brian's favorite pass time was fishing and hunting and he was a great fisherman. He could spend all night out on the river to catch fish. Brian loved to tell his fishing stories and would smile every time he told them. In the spring, Brian would go out mushroom hunting for morel mushrooms so Melissa and his mom could have at least one meal of fried mushrooms and catfish.

Brian also had a love for animals. He had a pet raccoon while growing up but his favorite animal was his dogs; his special son Butch.

Brian had decided to back to college several years after high school for a degree in engineering and architectural design. He had 2 years of Junior college and 2 years at University of Missouri in Columbia towards his engineering degree. Brian choose this because of so many years in construction and he wanted buildings built right and sturdy.

Brian was a very hard worker and he knew all of his neighbors and was willing to help anyone who needed help.

Brian, you are very much loved and will be very missed by all.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 am on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Stratford, IA. Visitation with the family present to greet friends will be from 10:00 am Monday at the church, until the time of the service. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Stratford, IA. Memorials are suggested to the family.

Schroeder-Stark-Welin Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.schroederfuneral.com. 

Rose Marie Buescher Corgan, 89 years old, born on July 18, 1929 and died at home in Columbia on January 17, 2019.

She was the daughter of William and Estelle (Rice) Buescher. She married James Emory Corgan on 9/10/1949 in Columbia, Missouri.

Rose grew up with five siblings- James, Carolyn, Una Mae, Sara, Maribeth and her parents in a four-room house in Columbia, Missouri.

Maribeth, the youngest and only one left says about Rose: “We are both caretakers. We are a lot alike.”

Rose graduated from Hickman High School in 1947 and was a proud Kewpie. She attended the University of Missouri, quit to get married and went back to school at Blackburn College in 1970, to save her sanity. She received her master’s degree from Sangamon State University in Springfield, Illinois. Rose became a teacher, educating and entertaining legions of fifth graders in Virden. She forever referred to them as “the world’s finest people.”

Rose was a force of nature- she lived out loud, with enthusiasm, humor, generosity, kindness, and love. Rose was an amazing life partner of 69 years to Jim, whom she met in dance class and won over with chocolate pie. With Jim, she raised four children, Wesley Corgan, Lynne Galassi, Carol Corgan and Bill Corgan(Joyce).

Rose loved people- family, friends, strangers. She adored so many: we can’t name you all, but you know who you are. She wanted to know your story and what mattered to you. She delighted in telling you her stories and what mattered to her. Things that mattered to her were many: people, words, literature, writing, crossword puzzles, Scrabble, travel, conversation, politics, theatre, hot air balloons, giraffes, cardinals, art and more conversation. She loved to have a party, opening the door, cooking together, and inviting everyone to tell stories and laugh.

She leaves all her family and friends sorrowful and full of stories, which we will keep telling. Rose never wanted a funeral: “Have a party,” she always said. So, raise a glass!

She only wanted flowers while she was living. So, in lieu of flowers, think of her or send a donation to: Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, 100 N 16th St, Springfield IL 62703.

Published Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Mr. Bruce Daniel Mueller, 55, of Jefferson City, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.

Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary, Jefferson City, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, with a Celebration of Life Service following at 2:30 p.m. Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Honey Creek.

He was born on Oct. 12, 1963, in Jefferson City, a son of William Elmer Mueller and Judith Ann Gabler. He was married on June 20, 1987, to Rita Thomas Mueller Williams.

Bruce was a 1982 graduate of Hickman High School and went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in English, from Columbia College in 1988.

Bruce began working at Nowell’s Supermarket in Columbia, when he was 16 years old and worked through high school and college. He spent his career managing retail stores including Heilig-Meyers Furniture, Champs Sports, and Kum-N-Go in Springfield, MO. More recently, he worked at Scholastic National Services Organization in Jefferson City.

Bruce and his brothers grew up in Columbia, and regularly visited the family farm in Jefferson City. He liked to go coon, rabbit, and squirrel hunting, and enjoyed fishing on the Moreau River and float trips with his family. He also played many sports, especially softball, and coached his son’s baseball and basketball teams. A huge sports fan, Bruce was always cheering on his favorite Missouri teams: the Mizzou Tigers, Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals, and St. Louis Blues.

Survivors include his son, Nick Mueller of Pittsburg, KS; his father, William Mueller of Jefferson City; three brothers, Alan Mueller (Peggy), Mike Mueller (Ruth), and Steven Mueller (Julie) all of Jefferson City; his uncle, Jack Gabler (Mary) of Edwardsville, IL; four nieces; three nephews; cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Judith Mueller; maternal grandparents, John and Grace (Natsch) Gabler; and paternal grandparents, Elmer and Bernadine (Goeller) Mueller.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson City.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary, Jefferson City. www.freemanmortuary.com.

Published Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Larry Edward Wilson, 82, of Columbia, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 at his home.

Friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Open Door Baptist Church, with a celebration of Larry’s life immediately following at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Larry was born on Jan. 22, 1936 in Columbia, to Edward and Nellie (Colvin) Wilson. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1953. Right after high school, he was employed at G.T.E. as a lineman working his way up to the Dispatch Supervisor until 1982. He was employed by the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute from 1985 to 2010.

His passion in life was firefighting. Larry became a firefighter with the Central Missouri Radio Squad in 1968. This was a group of CB (Citizen Band) radio club members who banded together to provide fire protection in rural Boone County in the 1960′s. This organization came to be known as the Boone County Volunteer Fire Department and ultimately became the Boone County Fire Protection District. Larry served as a firefighter, lieutenant and ultimately Station Captain of Boone County Fire Protection District Station 1. He held that position for many years until his assignment to the newly created Safety Division as the Fire District’s Safety Officer. He managed the Safety Division for more than 20 years and was always looking out for our members by trying to improve the safety of our operations. He was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2014. He stepped down from his position as Safety Division Manager several years ago, but still remained active on the Safety Committee. Lately Larry had assumed the role of Fire District historian. He set up shop in an office at Fire District Headquarters shared with Captain John Wilke and began to digitize Fire District photos, slides and newspaper clippings as part of a project to develop a Fire District History Book. Larry was a very generous and compassionate man who cared greatly for his fellow man. He spent a lot of his fire service career teaching others. As an instructor for the Fire District and the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute, Larry provided the knowledge and experience that played a part in guiding many of us. He will be truly missed by all members of the Fire District, both past and present. He was known at “Pops” throughout the fire protection world, and was known as “Buster” during his stock car racing days. Larry was strong in his faith and was a deacon at the Open Door Baptist Church.

He will truly be missed by his wife, Joyce Wilson; sons, Russell (Kim) Wilson of Quincy, IL, Mike (Dorothy) Wilson of Columbia; daughters, Vickie West (Mark Martin), Tammy (Don) Fry, of Columbia; sister, Kathleen Kraber of Moberly; grandchildren, Sarah Wilson, Amanda Wilson, Blake Wilson, Adam Wilson, Chase Wilson, Connor Wilson; and great-grandchild, Ben Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Ronald Wilson, and Mark Wilson; grandson Sean Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to B.C.F.P.D. Fire Fighters Relief Fund, 2201 I-70 Drive N.W., Columbia, MO 65202.

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

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

Published Wednesday, January 30, 2019

James Earl Grant, 78, passed away at Columbia Manor Care Center on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.

Visitation will be held at Parker-Millard Funeral Service on Friday, Feb. 1, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and services will be held at Parker-Millard on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

He was born Feb. 16, 1940 the son of Cecil and Sue Grant in rural Boone County.

James attended Vawter School through 8th grade and graduated from Hickman High School where he played the position of tackle on the football team. He joined the Missouri National Guard and served for six years. James worked for Farmway Service and M.V. & G. Lime and Fertilizer, and served as the maintenance foreman at the Columbia Regional Airport for several years before starting a custom hay baling business and full-time farming operation until his retirement.

James and son David formed Grant Farms, L.L.C., and in 2005 were named agriculturalists of the year by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee. James served as a representative to the MFA Convention. He was a member of the Boone County Fair Board for 12 years, and a member of the Ham Breakfast Committee for eight years. He belonged to the Sunrise Optimists and the Eagles for several years, and was a 33-year member of the Elks.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Sue Grant, three sisters, Shirley Grant, Martha Sue Singleton, and Claudia Butzin; and brother Russell Grant.

James is survived by his wife Dorothy; son David Grant (Francine); three granddaughters, Maddie Grant, Lily Grant, and Sarah Grant; two brothers, Robert Grant (Iola) of Columbia and Don Grant (Betty) of Punta Gorda, FL; three sisters, Mary Lou Ballenger (James Edward) of Harrisburg, Lois Garrett of Fayette, and Patsy Watt (John) of Rocheport. He is also survived by an uncle; Bobby Gene Grant (Ida) of Columbia; aunt, Roxie Grant of Columbia; 20 nieces and nephews, and numerous great-nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A special Thank You to the Missouri Heart Center and Dr. James Elliott, Cathy Lutz, Marsha Becket, and the nursing staff of the 4th floor cardiac care unit at Boone Hospital.

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

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

Published Thursday, January 31, 2019 - H T May & Sons Funeral Home

Sherry Elaine Woods,63, of Columbia MO., passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at her home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 204 E Ash St, Columbia MO at 1:00 PM. Visitation will be from 11-1PM Saturday at the church.

Sherry Elaine Woods, was born July 6, 1955, the daughter of Evelyn Woods King in Columbia MO. She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.

She leaves to cherish her memory her mother Evelyn King of Columbia, MO., her sisters Wanda Kee and Sandra Jefferson both of Columbia, MO., three brothers Rodney Woods, Cortez King and Raydale Wright, her aunts Ernestine Roberts, Betty Canton and Bennie Mae Maple, her great-aunt Martha Hayes, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death her brother Randall King Sr., her nephew Randall King II, and her grandparents.

Published by Baue Funeral & Memorial Center, 3950 W. Clay, St. Charles, MO 63301

Michael L Provin, of Columbia, Mo, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at the age of 63. Beloved son of Lois, and the late Jack Provin; Father of Christopher Provin, Matthew (Heidi) Provin, and Anna Provin; devoted grandfather to Roper Provin and Sofia White, brother of Moni (Larry) Lentz, Michelle Provin, and Marty (Nancy) Provin; cherished uncle, cousin, and friend to many.

Michael was born in Bethany, Missouri, and spent his childhood living in Columbia. He graduated from David H. Hickman High School, and attended Central Missouri State University where he was an active member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations and worked for many years in the fields of Marketing and Sales. Following his retirement, Michael found new joy in substitute teaching.

Michael enjoyed watching sports, playing golf, and listening to music, but his greatest joys in life were the times spent with his family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held February 9th at Orr Street Studios at 2 pm in Columbia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Michael’s honor to the Michael Provin Education Fund ℅ Martin Provin, 8123 Knights Crossing Ct. O’Fallon, MO 63368

Published Sunday, February 3, 2019

Charles W. Digges, Sr., 100, died on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth Street, Columbia, MO.

Charlie was born in Columbia, on Jan. 5, 1919. He was the son of Dr. Charles W. Digges and Frances Cook Digges. He attended the University of Missouri Lab School and graduated from Hickman High School in the class of 1936. After graduation, he went to the University of Missouri and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1940. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at the University of Missouri.

He married Margaret Wakefield Digges in 1946 and they had one son, Charles W. Digges, Jr. Margaret died in 1967. Charlie married Kathy Yeargain Digges in 1970 and she survives. Charlie is survived by his son Charlie Digges, Jr. and his wife Laurie of Columbia. Charlie is also survived by two grandsons, Charles W. Digges VI, and Stephen P. Digges, along with his sister-in-law Carol Digges of West Palm Beach, FL. Charlie was predeceased by his brother, Sam Cook Digges.

He trained as a bomber pilot, flying B-25′s, B-17′s, and B-29′s, in the Air Force during World War II. He was recalled to the Air Force in August 1950, to serve in the Korean War. He flew 40 missions off the island of Okinawa to North Korea. Between the two wars, he joined Rollins-Vandiver Insurance Agency, which became Rollins-Vandiver-Digges Insurance Agency in the early 1950s. The agency merged in 1983 to become The Insurance Group, Inc., where he served as President. He retired from the insurance agency in 1992. Skip Grossnickle joined the insurance agency in 1971 and Charlie cherished his special relationship with Skip and Daisy during his lifetime.

Charlie was an active member of the community. He served as President of the Chamber of Commerce and was named Outstanding Citizen of Columbia in 1986. He also served as President of the Columbia Downtown Rotary Club.

One of his favorite accomplishments was contacting Sam Walton, his classmate at Hickman High School, to help build the Columbia Chamber of Commerce building. The building was consequently named for Thomas Walton, father of Sam and Bud Walton.

Digges served on various bank boards, including Boone National Savings & Loan, First National Bank (now Landmark Bank), Boone County National Bank (now Central Bank of Boone County), and Central Bancompany of Jefferson City. He served on the Board of the State Historical Society of Missouri and also on the board of the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Missouri. He was active in the Calvary Episcopal Church through the years.

He loved golf and fishing and was proud of his association with the Phil Cotton Golf Tournament (now the Richard Poe Golf Tournament) which supports the MU golf team. He and Kathy were charter members of the Country Club of Missouri and he enjoyed his many golf friends. He loved MU Athletics and was a die-hard MU fan and he was close friends to many of the MU football and basketball coaches. He was the first President of the Columbia Quarterback Club in 1970. He was a long-time member of the Round Table lunch group.

Charlie was blessed with good health, good friends, great doctors, especially Dr. Jerry Kennett, and a loving family. Charlie and Kathy continued to exercise faithfully, and he credits his friends, golf, exercise and son Charlie and wife Kathy for his good life. He was kind and generous.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth, Columbia, MO, 65201, or to the University of Missouri (memo line: Sam Cook Digges Scholarship Fund), 407 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, MO 65211.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Joy Frances Starr Zumwalt, 97, graduated to Heaven on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 at Boone Hospital Center surrounded by her family.

Joy’s family will have a visitation on Friday, Feb. 8, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. The funeral service is Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home.

Joy was born at home in Trenton, to Hazel Crowder Starr and Morgan J. Starr on Dec. 28, 1921. Joy had an older brother, Harold Starr. Joy always said she was the apple of her dad’s eye and that he could never tell her, “No.”

Joy married Roy Jeffries on June 24, 1938 the year before she graduated Hickman H.S. in 1939. They were married for 14 years and had two children, David Carl Jeffries Zumwalt and Phyllis Jeffries Zumwalt Sapp.

Joy married Cecil Earnest Zumwalt on August 28, 1955. They had one child, Daniel Paul Zumwalt.

Joy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education with a Lifetime Teaching Certificate from the University of Missouri in 1956. While teaching school she went back to the University of Missouri and graduated with a Master of Education in 1967.

Joy started teaching in 1949 at Duncan School, a little one-room school house near Millersburg, MO. She had grades 1-8. She always loved hearing from her former students. Joy kept in touch with her former students for many, many years, some of them until the day she died.

Joy next taught grades 1-4 at Millersburg School for six years, then 1st Grade at Chance Elementary School in Centralia, until she received her master’s degree. After that she became their reading specialist. Joy always delighted in the achievements of her students and worked very hard to make sure they succeeded. Joy taught school for 33 years until she retired in 1982 at age 60.

Joy loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great- great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was always there for them in time of need. She loved to read to them, sew for them, cook for them, and pray for them.

Joy was preceded in death by her parents; husband Roy Jeffries; husband Cecil Zumwalt; and son David Zumwalt. She is survived by her children, Phyllis Sapp, Daniel Zumwalt (wife Joni); daughter-in-law, Brenda Zumwalt, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Joy’s name described her very well. She had a joyful spirit for everyone she came in contact with. She also had a deep faith that carried her through life.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Meals on Wheels and their volunteers, and her caregivers that came five days a week to make it possible for Joy to stay in her home until the day before she passed away.

Joy loved flowers, but if you so desire, you can direct memorials to Meals on Wheels, or to a children’s charity of your choosing.

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

Published by Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road, Ballwin MO 63011

Dicksie Jeanne Hunter, (nee Cooper), was called home to be with The Lord on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Beloved wife of Hayden St. John; loving and devoted mother of Kelly (Marcel) Watson and Hayden (Millie) Hunter, Jr.; cherished and adored grandmother of Marcel Watson, Jr. and Haylie Hunter; dear sister of the late Elizabeth Carter, Ruth Ann Lawson, and Robert "Brother" Cooper; daughter of the late Dennis and Mary Belle Cooper; dear aunt, cousin, and friend.

Funeral service at the Schraders Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. A repas will be held at 1 Ballwin Commons Circle, Ballwin, MO 63021. Interment Memorial Cemetery in Columbia, MO at a later date. If desired, contributions may be made to Dicksie's family. Visitation Saturday 12:00 p.m. until the time of service. Friends may sign the family’s on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.

Published Sunday, February 10, 2019

Kevan E. Snell passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

A celebration of his life is being planned for a later date with details to be announced.

He was born August 10, 1952, in Columbia, to James Andrew and Dorothy Douglass Snell. He married his beloved wife, Jo Carol Ross Watson, on Jan. 25, 1991.

Kevan graduated from Hickman High School in 1970 and received a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia College. He retired from the Columbia School District in 2006, serving 25 years as Director of Business Services and Treasurer to the Board of Education.

Kevan enjoyed vacations with his family, including many trips to Aruba. He loved parasailing with his grandson, Devan, as well as taking him to visit the aquarium, and seeing Hamilton in Chicago. He looked forward to visits with his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim and Nancy Hale, Bob and Jo Watson, and Steve and Melanie Watson, and many nieces and nephews. He relished trips to New York to see Broadway shows and winters with special friends at the Seawinds on Siesta Key in Florida. He was an avid golfer who took many golfing trips with his friends. But in particular, he loved his trips with his son, Michael, where they tried new adventures like gliding and zip-lining in Tahoe.

He was a wonderful father, grandfather and husband and a kind and generous friend to many. He will be missed by all his family and friends.

Kevan is survived by Jo Carol, wife (Columbia); Michael, son (Chicago); Devan, grandson (Chicago); Traci Ketchum, daughter (Kansas City); Jim (Peggy), brother (Branson).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Missouri Humane Society, 616 Big Bear Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65202 or Central Missouri Food Bank, 2101 Vandiver Drive, Columbia, MO 65202-1910.

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

Published Sunday, February 17, 2019

Alma F. Anthony, 80, longtime Columbia resident, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at her son’s home in Moberly.

A prayer service will be held Thursday Feb. 21, at Memorial Baptist Church in Columbia, at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Alma was born in Columbia on Dec. 27, 1938 to Alma Lucille and Homer Schmidt, the second of three siblings. She attended Columbia public schools and later married Charles A. Katz in Hawaii in 1959. In 1972, she married Larry P. Anthony. Alma lived in Levittown, PA in the 1960′s and was a full time mother and employed as a legal secretary. She moved back to Columbia in 1970 and was employed by the University of Missouri where she worked in the college of Business and Public Administration until her retirement.

Alma enjoyed being a full time housewife and mother, bowling, golf, playing cards with in laws, cooking, watching her grandchildren play sports, getting together with her girlfriends for bingo, and cross stitching.

Alma is survived by two sons, David (Jacqueline) of Hallsville and Michael (Tammy) of Moberly; one brother, Carl Lee Schmidt of Hephzibah, GA; six grandchildren, Nathaniel, Brandon, Kayla, Chelsea, Cody, and Shelby; three great-grandchildren, Bekka, Ava, Jazzmynn; one niece, Lafonda Schmidt; and two nephews, Jay and Johnathon Schmidt.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Homer Jerome “Jerry” Schmidt; her first husband, Charles A. Katz; and second husband, Larry P. Anthony.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sammy Mack Rees, 88, of Kingdom City, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Richland Baptist Church in Kingdom City with Pastor Nick Drake officiating. Friends will be received from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment with Military Honors will be in Richland Cemetery.

Sam was born on July 4, 1930 in Boone County, the son of the late Alfred S. Rees and the late Martha Elizabeth (Boucher) Rees.

He and his wife Joe Ann (O’Neal) Rees were united in marriage on June 15, 1954. She survives his passing.

Sam served in the United States Army, Fort Riley, KS from 1951 until 1953. He worked for the United States Postal Service in Columbia for 39 years as a mail carrier, supervisor and Post Master. He also served as President and Vice President for the Postal Retirement Group. Sam was a long-time and active member of Richland Baptist Church. He served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher, and enjoyed his time with the Recycled Teenagers. Sam knew the importance of community involvement. He served on the first Boards for both North Callaway Fire Protection and Kingdom Christian Academy. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of Green Valley Gun Club in Columbia.

Sam loved farming, raising his cattle, chickens, and turkeys, and gardening. He enjoyed reading and studying his Bible. He also liked to scuba dive, hunt, fly fish, and spend weekends at the family vacation home at Lake Ozark. In 1966, he received the Sharp Shooter Trophy from Camp Perry, OH. Sam’s greatest pleasure was found in time spent with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and at family barbecues.

Sam is survived by his wife Joe Ann of Fulton; daughters, Rebecca Westling of Fulton, and Robin Rees-Love (Floyd) of Kingdom City; brother, Frank Scott Rees (Jeanette) of Ava; grandsons, Sam Viggers of Newton, TX, Sam Westling (Leslie) of Gladstone, Joe Wieschhaus of Kingdom City, Kristopher Wieschhaus (Hillary) Oswego, IL; granddaughter, Melissa Wieschhaus Appling (Mike) of Mexico, MO; great-grandchildren, Rees, Brady, Cora, and Michael Wieschhaus, Brandon, Logan, Chase and Sydney Westling, Ryan Wilkinson, Dylan and A.J. Leon, Sairus Viggers, and Emilia Westling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Thomas and Bill Rees; sisters, Martha and Beverly Rees; and son-in-law, Kip Westling.

Memorial donations are suggested to Central Missouri Honor Flight, Richland Baptist Church or Alzheimer’s Association, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.

Published by H.T. May & Sons Funeral Home, 2207 Holly Ave, Columbia MO 65202

Ola A. Duncan, 67, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. A celebration of life services will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Columbia at 12:00 PM. Visitation will be from 11-12PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Ola Duncan 67, of Columbia passed away o Monday, February 11th, 2017,with her loving nephew by her side.

Ola was born on December 5th,1951 in Fulton,Missouri to the late James (Thin Ryne) Wilkerson and Catherine(Cat) Wilkerson. Ola grew up in Columbia via Fulton Missouri and was a proud Hickman Kewpie graduate in 1971. After graduation she joined the Job Corp and pursued a diverse career in food,beverage and hospitality. She retired from the restaurant business after helping a old high school business start up and manage one of the most popular eateries in Columbia during the late 90’s called the Bread Basket Cafe after over 10 years of service.

When she wasn’t feeding Columbia, including Mizzous most elite athletes, she enjoyed a good country song ,a table full of BIngo cards and a chair at a slot machine. She also loved reading, True crime TV shows and most of all Denver Broncos football.

Ola is survived by her two children: Joanne Cole and CJ Cole, her sister Phyllis Kendrick and nephews, Julian And Anthony Stanton as well as a host of cousins, friends and adopted family.

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019

James L. “Jim” Reynolds, 88, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at University Hospital in Columbia.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 1, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles Road, Columbia, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church cemetery, 2600 Locust Grove Church Road, Columbia.

Jim was born Dec. 26, 1930 in Columbia to Lewis and Edna Holloway Reynolds. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1949 and served in the Korean War before marrying his high school sweetheart, Sondra Caruthers, on Feb. 13, 1954. He was the manager of McKnight Tire Store in Columbia for many years.

Published Sunday, February 24, 2019

Mr. George N. Daly, Sr., 88, of Jefferson City, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at his home.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later time.

George was born Jan. 23, 1931 in Italy, TX the son of the late Paul and Florene F. Biggs Daly. He was married on Sept. 25, 1949 in Columbia, to Virginia Phillips, who preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2016.

A resident of Jefferson City for most of his life, George was a 1949 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia.

George was proud to be a state certified real estate appraiser. He spent many happy years in the real estate business with his wife, also an appraiser.

He enjoyed sprint car races, fishing, camping, cooking, his family and pets.

Survivors include three children, George N. Daly, Jr. (wife Judy) of Jefferson City, Shelley Caton (husband Keith) of Jefferson City, and Sari Schrepferman (husband Richard) of Wichita, KS; three grandsons, Jason Caton (wife Lori) of Columbia, Justin Light (wife Lauren) of Wichita, KS and Brian Caton (wife Tessa) of Sanger, TX; three great-granddaughters, Delaney Caton, Mattea Light, Jameson Light; and one great-grandson Lawson Daly Light; along with his devoted companion, dog LADY.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.
www.freemanmortuary.com.

Published Monday, February 18, 2019

Phyllis Sue Hinshaw, 83, of Columbia, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at Nilson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time on Friday. Burial will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Phyllis was born Oct. 20, 1935 in Boone County, the daughter of Lewis Albert and Edna Laura Holloway Reynolds. She married Jimmie R. Hinshaw June 10, 1953. She enjoyed playing golf, reading, just being in her home and spending time with her family.

Survivors include two sons: Bernard R. Hinshaw (wife Linn), and Donald K. Hinshaw (wife Suzanne); two daughters: Cynthia S. Mountjoy (husband Ralph), and Teresa E. Hayes; one brother: Jerry Lee Reynolds; grandchildren: Randi, Trent, Brittany, Ross, Amber, Julie, Faith, Dustin, Danica, Shania, Levi, Jacob, Zachary, Abigail, Peter and Jake; ten great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband; a son; her parents; a brother; and a sister.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 E. St. Charles Road, Columbia, MO 65202; (573) 474-8443. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.nilsonfuneralhome.com.

Published Thursday, February 21, 2019

Andrea Fay Klatt, our beloved, entered into eternal peace and freedom on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at University Hospital.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later time.

She passed peacefully with her mother and loved ones by her side. While Andrea fell ill and suffered from the disease of addiction, we choose to remember her for her vibrant spirit, her beautiful smile and the love she held for her son, Noah.

Andrea was born in Columbia, on July 7, 1986 to Donald and Janice Klatt. On April 8, 2007, Andrea brought into this world her son, Noah. Noah continues to be the brightest light illuminating from her life. She is survived by her son; parents, Donald and Janice Klatt; partner Alex; sisters Rachel (Jeff ) Talbott and Allison (Mason) Klatt; and brother Justin Dueber; three nephews; and one niece; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Andrea enjoyed spending time outdoors, landscaping, gardening and playing with her son. She grew up spending many days in the water on the Meramec River, a treasured retreat for her family and son. She found beauty in everything she saw.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Andrea F. Klatt Memorial Fund, Central Bank of Boone County.

God looked around His garden And He found an empty place. He then looked down upon this earth, And saw your tired face. He put His arms around you And lifted you to rest God’s garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, And the hills are hard to climb. So He closed your weary eyelids, And whispered, “Peace be thine.” It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn’t go alone For part of us went with you The day God called you home.

Published Friday, February 22, 2019

Helen Amelia Judah, 99, died peacefully in her sleep at home in Columbia on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at Memorial Funeral Home. The service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, James Judah. James and Helen resided southwest of Columbia when all the roads leading to Columbia were gravel. They also farmed in Howard and Callaway Counties. Their farms were called Westcliffe Farms. Besides farming, they raised beef cattle and with assistance from the University of Missouri, they experimented with hogs from inception to market in houses over lagoons. When Westcliffe Farms was no longer farmed, it was sold for development.

As their farm progressed, Helen volunteered at the Boone County History and Culture Center. She enjoyed meeting the public while working in the gift shop and helped decorate for events. At 91, Helen took a National Weather Service course and became a volunteer severe weather storm spotter. She always carried her spotter ID card.

Helen loved to decorate her homes and did it beautifully. She was a persnickety seamstress and even made her own drapes. All those who visited her were treated to her gracious hospitality.

Helen is survived by her sister, Patsy Kroeck of Hollister; nieces Karla Gordon of Columbia, Sydney Caddy of Florida, and Tory Maples of Hollister; and nephews Richard R. Kroeck, Jr. of Mountain View, AR, Tom Cullen and Hank Cullen, both of the St. Louis area. Her heart and home was always open to friends and family. She was also preceded in death by two nieces, Kathy Cullen and Shirley Gallatin.

Her favorite charities were St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and memorials are appreciated to either.

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

Published by Memorial Funeal Home, Columbia, MO Friday, February 22, 2019
Betty Jane Slate, 80, Columbia, MO, passed away into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation will be on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home from 9:00 am – 10:30 am. Funeral service will follow at 10:30 am at the funeral home with Rev. Mark Kummer officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia, MO.

Betty was born on October 8, 1938 in Columbia, MO the daughter of Leno Leonard and Mary Naomi (Rippeto) Lewis who preceded her in death. She was married on December 9, 1954 in Columbia, MO to Bob Slate who preceded her in death on September 7, 2008.

Betty lived in Columbia her whole life and part of Hickman High School, class of '56. She worked several jobs in her younger days but retired from General Telephone Co.

Betty spent most of her life raising her children. She loved to play softball and the family got in a lot of practice. When she met the Lord in the middle of her life, she discovered a new passion. She also had a large extended family and there were many get-togethers over the years. Betty will be truly missed, but the memories are sweet.

Survivors include: her five children, Mary “Jeannie” Miles, Michael D. Slate, Robbie Slate, Carl Slate (Jackie Jacobson) and Jennifer Slate (Randy Bowser) all of Columbia, MO; six grandchildren, Shawn , Michael L., Steven, Ashley, Dillon, and Bailey; eight great grandchildren; and special friend, Bill Wulff and his family. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Maria Slate and her sister, Sarah Lewis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice Compassus, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.

Published by BLUEBONNET HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 5725 COLLEYVILLE BLVD,
COLLEYVILLE TX 76034

Mary Jane Brack, of Keller, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. She will always be remembered as a loving wife and mother, friend, and colleague to all that knew and loved her.

She was born on March 22, 1957, in Jefferson City, Missouri to Eugene Edwin and Mary Amanda Wilson. Mary Jane graduated from the University of Missouri with her bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas. She then furthered in her professional career by becoming a Certified Public Accountant. Mary Jane was married for 32 years to her husband, Ron Brack, and was blessed with four daughters, Amanda, Rebecca, Belinda, and Sara. She enjoyed spending time with her girls- shopping, baking Christmas cookies, and sharing in laughter. In her spare time, she enjoyed watching NCIS, sewing, and reading/studying her Bible.

Mary Jane is survived by her husband, Ron Brack of Keller, Texas; daughters Amanda Forbes of Burleson, Texas, Rebecca Brack of Plano, Texas, Belinda Brack of Keller, Texas, and Sara Brack of Keller, Texas; son-in-law Bryan Forbes of Burleson, Texas; mother Mary Wilson of Columbia, Missouri; and brothers David Wilson of Wildwood, Missouri and Thomas Wilson of Thornton, Colorado. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her father Eugene Wilson and brother Richard Wilson.

The visitation will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4th at the funeral home. The Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday March 5th at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Published Sunday, March 3, 2019

William Richardson Jr., 56, of Columbia passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at his home.

He was born on Nov. 29, 1962 to William and Doris (Curren) Richardson in Columbia. William attended Hickman High School, and following high school went on to obtain a certificate in HVAC and was self employed as a contractor.

William loved playing basketball, listening to music and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his parents: William and Doris Richardson; three sons: Zachary Smith, Julian Richardson and Jordan Richardson; three daughters: Tionna Favors, Tiffany Lawson and Tabitha Lawson; one brother: Anthony Curtis; and four sisters: Lorinda Cockrell, Althea Bivens, Kendra Richardson and Bonetta Lewis.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.parkermillard.com.
Published March 14th, 2019 - News Tribune, Jefferson City MO

Emma Allene Pauley, age 98, of Holts Summit, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, at The Timbers Assisted Living.

Emma was born on January 27, 1921, in Columbia, Mo., the daughter of Thomas and Elsie (Stout) Parsons. She was married on January 12, 1947, to William Pauley who preceded her in death on November 18, 2008.

A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Emma was a 1939 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, Mo. A homemaker for the majority of her life, Emma had a giving heart and volunteered with several organizations in our community. Most notably, she helped with the Capital Region Medical Center and the Special Learning Center. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Victoria Chapter #14. She possessed a strong faith and was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon.

Emma had a creative spirit and was gifted in sewing. She cherished family gatherings and her family will remember her for being an excellent cook. Survivors include: two daughters, Karen DeFrances (husband Tony) of Baton Rouge, La., and Cherly Blizzard (husband Frank) of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 61 years, Bill; and one granddaughter, Casey DeFrances.

Visitation will be held at First Presbyterian Church from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2019. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Barry Williams officiating. Private graveside services and interment will be held at Riverview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church and Shriners Hospitals for Children. The family would like to thank the staff at the Timbers Assisted Living and Hospice Compassus for the care and concern they showed Emma and her First Presbyterian Church family for all the love and friendly visits through the years. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com.

Published Thursday, March 14, 2019

Clarence Norris Hyde, 72, of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at his home near Eldon.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 16, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Phil Dooley officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Clarence was born on Oct. 13, 1946 in Columbia, the son of Tilford and Edith (Melloway) Hyde, who preceded him in death. He was married in 1966 in Columbia, to Cheryl Vandeventer; he then was married to Nancy Sexton in 1974. Clarence graduated from Hickman High School in 1964 and worked for Drive-Ateria restaurant, The Pancake House, KFC, Dunkin Donuts and Shorty’s Fried Chicken before retiring as the manager of the KFC in Mexico, MO. He enjoyed old cars, NASCAR and even participated in several demolition derbies at the Boone County Fair in the 1980′s. He was also a member of a pit crew for a racing team in the 1970′s.

Survivors include three children, Jerry Hyde (Cyndi) of Columbia, Stacey Hyde (Darrell Bond) of Holt’s Summit, and Tammy Stanford (Tim) of St. Augustine, FL; two brothers, Cecil Hyde (Faye) of Benton, AR and Harley Hyde (Judy) of Columbia; one sister, Helen Merritt (Rolla) of Harrisburg; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Beatrice Voyles; one brother, David Hyde Sr.; and long-time friend, Sherry Pratt.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.

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

Published Sunday, March 17, 2019

Victor (Vic) E. Menzel, 66, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at his home.

A Memorial Service will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Parker-Millard Funeral Service.

He was born Sept. 30, 1952, in Hannibal, the son of Robert Victor and Elizabeth “Liz” May (Kastner) Menzel. He was a graduate of Hickman High School and he graduated from Lynn Technical School.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; website: www.ParkerMillard.com, (573) 449-4153      








































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