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love truly never die
year by year the sad memorial wreath--
and flowers, types of life and death--
upon their graves.
is she who has a dear one dead
she has whose face will never change,
communion that will not grow strange.
of a life is death.
no death, nor change, nor any ending.
journey, and so many go
who stay at length discern the blending
two roads, two breaths, two lives, and so
the high and quiet knowledge that the dead
ourselves, made beautiful instead.
"Readings on the Philosophy of Death"
Unknown, from "Poetry For Verse Speaking Choir"
by, Helen D. Williams
COURTESY OF "THE
COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE"
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
Ola A. Wilkerson Phillips Duncan,
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.
Schmidt Anthony, Class of 1956, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6,
2019 in Moberly.
Kevan E. Snell,
of 1970, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.
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
Jack Edward Sapp, Class of 1941, passed
away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at his home in Columbia.
Morris Raymond Cleveland, Class
of 1949, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.
Larry Wayne Kreutz, Class of 1991,
passed away at Boone Hospital Center on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.
Ronald Ray Coleman, Class of 1968,
passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at his home in
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Ronald Ray Coleman,
68, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at his home.
A Gathering of Friends will take place from 2:00- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home.
Ron was born in
Columbia on Jan. 10, 1950 to Betty Jean and Odell Coleman who preceded
him in death. He was married to Kim Coleman for 48 years and the proud
father of two sons, Christopher and Justin (Sarah) Coleman and the
grandfather to Olivia, Evan, and Paloma whom he adored. He is also
survived by a brother, Mike (Tawanda) and a niece, Hali.
attended the University of Missouri and was a proud supporter of the
Mizzou Tigers. He was also a avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and loved to
watch them play.
Ron started his working life at Bobs Market on
Worley St. sorting pop bottles in the 7th grade. He started working for
Nowells Supermarket after high school and then got into the restaurant
business starting at Flaming Pit and Katy Station restaurants. He then
worked for various restaurant companies throughout the US. He loved the
restaurant business and felt lucky to travel all over the country with
the business. He mostly loved the people he would meet and loved to make
new friends. Ron never met a stranger and was a mentor to many.
After retiring from the restaurant business he sold commercial real
estate for Maher Commercial Real Estate.
Ron was loved by many
and will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, Ron’s family would
request memorials be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
using this link:
or dropped off at the funeral home.
Published Friday, January 4, 2019
Kreutz, 47, of Columbia, passed away at Boone Hospital Center on
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.
A Celebration of Life will be held from
1:00-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton.
Please come as you are; Larry always did. Inurnment will follow in
He was born in Columbia on July 9, 1971, the
son of Lawrence Kreutz and the late Dorothy Lee (Watson) Kreutz.
Larry worked in Inside Sales for French Gerleman Electric. His hobbies
included shooting pool, camping, fishing, and target shooting. He was
proud to serve as a Boy Scout leader. Larry’s passion was collecting
money to fight childhood cancer with the Hooligan’s Charitable Riding
Group. When he was young, he loved spending time with his Grandpa and
Grandma Kreutz working on the farm.
Those remaining to cherish
his memory include sons, Jerry Kreutz, and Lucas Kreutz, both of
Columbia; father, Lawrence Kreutz of Columbia; sisters, Kerrie Smith
(Robert) of Montgomery City, Dianna Harmon (Scott) of Columbia, and
Cheryl Pokorny (Eric) of Aurora, IL.
Memorial donations are
suggested to Hooligan’s Charitable Riding Group Larry Wayne Kreutz
Scholarship Fund, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard,
Fulton, MO 65251. Checks should be made payable to Hooligan’s Charitable
Condolences may be left for the family at
Published Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Morris Raymond Cleveland, 88, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Jan. 6,
There are no services scheduled.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, Raymond and Mildred (Jordan) Cleveland; and his
wife, Rosemary (Evans) Cleveland. Morris is survived by his children and
their families, Rebecca, Jimmy, David and Danny
condolences may be made at
Published Friday, January 11, 2019
Jack Edward Sapp
passed away peacefully in the company of family on Tuesday, January 8,
2019 in his home at the age of 97.
Visitation will be held on
Monday, Jan. 14 from 1:00- 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with
graveside services at 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.
Jack was born in December of 1921 in Columbia, the fourth child of
Franklin M. Sapp and Ora M. Sapp (Smith). Jack was married to Beverly J.
Eldridge- Meyers in November of 1953 and they recently celebrate 65
years of marriage.
Jack was a graduate of Hickman High School
class of 1941. He and his three brothers proudly served simultaneously
in WWII where Jack was a Sgt. in the U.S. Army. He worked as the manager
of Bowling Lumber Company in Columbia for twenty years and then served
as the Purchasing Agent for the City of Columbia until his retirement in
1983. Jack was a life-time member and one of the organizers of the
Missouri Association of Public Purchasing (MAPP) in 1972 and served as
President in 1978. He was a charter member of the Cosmopolitan Breakfast
Club and also a member of American Legion Post 202. He was a member of
American Veterans (Am Vets) and the Lions Club of Rocky Mount, Missouri.
Survivors include his wife Beverly; two daughters, Patsy Michaud and
husband Jim of Colorado and Donna Sapp and husband Micki Summey of
Boonville; one son, Steven Sapp and wife Kim of Columbia; and numerous
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
parents; three brothers, Franklin Morris Jr., Marion Lee, and Russell
E.; and one sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Powell.
Memorials may be
made to the Central Missouri Honor Flight or the charity of the donor’s
The family would like to thank BrightStar Care and
Hospice Compassus for their compassionate care of Jack during his time
Online condolences may be made at
Published Sunday, Jaunuary 20, 2019
Susan Louise Batye,
54, of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at The
Neighborhoods Skilled Nursing Home in Columbia.
be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral
Home, Columbia, with memorial services to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Fr.
Francis Doyle officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Susan was born on Dec. 12, 1964 in Edwardsville, IL the daughter of
Arthur and Vera (Miessler) Batye, who preceded her in death . She was a
graduate of Hickman High School and worked at ACT in Columbia.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary Lou Gray of San Diego, and Rhonda
Robb (Terry) of Columbia; two brothers, Gale Batye of Wentzville, and
Rick Batye of Columbia; two nieces, Heather Roberts (Brandon) of
Columbia, and Brittany Robb of Columbia; and three nephews, Shawne Batye
(Eddy) of Overland, Jonathan Batye of Wentzville, and Kevin Gray
(Nicole) of Goodyear, AZ.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to Boone County Family Resources OR Special Olympics, c/o Memorial
Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
Published by Schroeder-Stark-Welin Funeral Home, Obituary for Boone,
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.
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
Rose Marie Buescher Corgan, 89 years
old, born on July 18, 1929 and died at home in Columbia on January 17,
was the daughter of William and Estelle (Rice) Buescher. She married
James Emory Corgan on 9/10/1949 in Columbia, Missouri.
up with five siblings- James, Carolyn, Una Mae, Sara, Maribeth and her
parents in a four-room house in Columbia, Missouri.
youngest and only one left says about Rose: “We are both caretakers. We
are a lot alike.”
Rose graduated from Hickman High School in 1947
and was a proud Kewpie. She attended the University of Missouri, quit to
get married and went back to school at Blackburn College in 1970, to
save her sanity. She received her master’s degree from Sangamon State
University in Springfield, Illinois. Rose became a teacher, educating
and entertaining legions of fifth graders in Virden. She forever
referred to them as “the world’s finest people.”
Rose was a force
of nature- she lived out loud, with enthusiasm, humor, generosity,
kindness, and love. Rose was an amazing life partner of 69 years to Jim,
whom she met in dance class and won over with chocolate pie. With Jim,
she raised four children, Wesley Corgan, Lynne Galassi, Carol Corgan and
Rose loved people- family, friends,
strangers. She adored so many: we can’t name you all, but you know who
you are. She wanted to know your story and what mattered to you. She
delighted in telling you her stories and what mattered to her. Things
that mattered to her were many: people, words, literature, writing,
crossword puzzles, Scrabble, travel, conversation, politics, theatre,
hot air balloons, giraffes, cardinals, art and more conversation. She
loved to have a party, opening the door, cooking together, and inviting
everyone to tell stories and laugh.
She leaves all her family and
friends sorrowful and full of stories, which we will keep telling. Rose
never wanted a funeral: “Have a party,” she always said. So, raise a
She only wanted flowers while she was living. So, in lieu
of flowers, think of her or send a donation to: Illinois Coalition
Against Sexual Assault, 100 N 16th St, Springfield IL 62703.
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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.
Memorials may be made to the Olivet Church Cemetery or Cedar Creek
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are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory;
12 East Ash St, Columbia, Mo. 65203; 573-449-4153.
may be left online for the family at
Published Thursday, January 31, 2019 - H T
May & Sons Funeral Home
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Cecil Earnest Zumwalt on August 28, 1955. They had one child, Daniel
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
loved flowers, but if you so desire, you can direct memorials to Meals
on Wheels, or to a children’s charity of your choosing.
condolences may be made at
Published by Schrader Funeral Home and
Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road, Ballwin MO 63011
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
Published Sunday, February 10, 2019
Kevan E. Snell passed
away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, Feb.
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.
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.
is survived by Jo Carol, wife (Columbia); Michael, son (Chicago); Devan,
grandson (Chicago); Traci Ketchum, daughter (Kansas City); Jim (Peggy),
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
Online condolences may be made to the family at
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
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
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the
American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made to the
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
Sam was born on July 4, 1930 in Boone County,
the son of the late Alfred S. Rees and the late Martha Elizabeth
He and his wife Joe Ann (O’Neal) Rees were united
in marriage on June 15, 1954. She survives his passing.
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.
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
Published by H.T. May & Sons Funeral Home, 2207 Holly Ave, Columbia MO
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
Ola Duncan 67, of Columbia passed away o Monday,
February 11th, 2017,with her loving nephew by her side.
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
Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
James L. “Jim”
Reynolds, 88, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at University Hospital in
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
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.
enjoyed sprint car races, fishing, camping, cooking, his family and
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,
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman
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
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.
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
Published Friday, February 22,
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
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.
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.
may be left online for the family at
Published by Memorial Funeal Home, Columbia, MO
Friday, February 22, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
may be left online for the family at
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
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.
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.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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.
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.
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
Published Sunday, March 17, 2019
Victor (Vic) E.
Menzel, 66, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at his
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: