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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"

Leslie (Les) William Morrow, Class of 1973, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Columbia Manor.

Jerry Dale Snell, Class of 1958, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Miss.

James Gilbert Daly, Class of 1939, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at his home in Columbia.

Linda Nichols Ricketts, Class of 1965, passed away on Nov. 19, 2019 in Atlanta, Ga.

Evelyn June “Grandma June” Boyd Tipton, Class of 1947, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Patrick “Pat” L. Mitchell, Class of 1960, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019, in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Bill Brooks, Class of 1949, died Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Harold Richard Elder, Class of 1958, passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at his home in Columbia.

Aline Anderson McKee, Class of 1962, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Columbia.

Becky (Lindsey Covington) Paneck, Class of 1971, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Boone Hospital Center.

Mary Grace (Gracie) Ankrom Kircher, Class of 1945, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 at The Lodge near Fayette.

Joshua Michael Friedrich, Class of 2016, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019.

Harold Sontag, Class of 1958, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at his home in Columbia.

Patrick Clifford Chrouser, Class of 1957, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City.

Frederick John Groves Jr., Class of 1964, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Harry S. Truman VA hospital.

James Franklin Lane, Class of 1955, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019.

Delores Williams Cornell, Class of 1952, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at her home in Columbia.

Waldo Elsworth Palmer, Jr., Class of 1957, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 in Centralia.

Jean Fenton Danley, Class of 1959, passed away at her home in Lenexa, Kan. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Mark Stephen Heisner, Class of 1971 died Friday, August 30, 2019.

Gerald Dean “Jerry” Whitworth Curry, Class of 1953, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Columbia.

James R. Carter, Class of 2011, died Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Nancy Lee Corley Adkins, Class of 1954, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Robert Grant, Class of 1951, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at his home in Columbia.

Michael Reyburn Judd, Class of 1963, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at University Hospital.

Bobbie Gene Nichols, Class of 1959, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

Marlene Barnes Regan, Class of 1955, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

Mary A. Strange Whitesides, Class of 1975, died Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Kansas City Hospice House.

Rev. Larry David Warren, Class of 1969, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the University of Missouri Hospital.

John E. Nichols, Class of 1962, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Lake Regional Hospital in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Merry Beth Parker Hardy, Class of 1965, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.

Harold Reeder, Class of 1961, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at his home in Harrisburg.

Dr. Frank Tull III, M.D., Class of 1947, passed away at Parc Provence in Creve Couer on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

Linda Kay Sapp Ardrey, Class of 1966, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019 in Liberty, Missouri.

Paul Charles Nauert, Class of 1985, died on Friday, July 26, 2019 at his home in Santa Cruz, California.

Louise Frances Atterbury, Class of 1936, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Thomas Harold Rapp, III, Class of 1965, passed away on July 13, 2019.

Bradley Duane Beary, Class of 1973, passed away on July 10, 2019 at Boone Hospital Center.

Richard Kent Wyatt, Class of 1954, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at TriStar Medical Center in Hendersonville, Tenn.

Charlotte M. Rievley, Class of 1965, passed away on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at Assisi Healthcare of Clare Oaks in Bartlett, Ill.

Robert William Garrett, Class of 1952, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at his home in Columbia.

Tom Hurley, Class of 1999, passed away at his home in Columbia, on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

Harold M. Lynch, Class of 1947, Kewpie of the Month (Jan/Feb 2005) passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at University Hospital.

Karl Bruce Goebel, Class of 1963, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at his home in Columbia.

Glenda Berniece Crane Salmon, Class of 1963, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at University Hospital.

William “Stew” Stewart Crane, Class of 1956, passed away at home in Edinberg, Texas Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Jason Ian Frazier, Class of 1999, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at his home in Columbia.

Joe L. Crane, Class of 1973, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in Columbia.

Devin Lee Hill, Class of 1985, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Terry Hatton, Class of 1962, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Columbia.

Tiry Monroe Crane, Class of 1960, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Columbia Post-Acute Rehabilitation Center in Columbia.

Jane Ray Carroll McQuitty, Class of 1942, Reunion Chairperson, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at her home in Columbia.

Ronald Vaughn Pugh, Class of 1949, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Lenoir Woods.

J Larre Barrett, Class of 1956, passed away Monday, May 27, 2019.

Marsha Lynn Scott Beckett, Class of 1975, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019 at her home in Cameron, Missouri.

Velva Delphine Atkins Rice, Class of 1945, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Michael D. Caldwell, Class of 1970, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at his home in Columbia.

Donald “Joker” Kintner, Class of 1959, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2019 at his home in Columbia.

Ted Lee Atwood, Class of 1965, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 5:41 a.m. at University Hospital in Columbia.

Terry Keith Foster, Class of 1984, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

William “Tree” Guthrie, Class of 1964, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital, in Columbia.

John Edward Keller, Class of 1964, died Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Columbia.

Linda Ruth Thornton Benway, Class of 1969, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at University Hospital.

John “Hop” Cecil Corley (USAF Major, retired), Class of 1950, died on Monday, April 29, 2019 in Niceville, FL.

Jesse W. Crane, Class of 2000, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019 at his home in Ashland.

Walter Andrew “Pup” Beasley, Class of 1967, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Gerold “Jerry” Windsor, Class of 1964, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

R. Philip Acuff, M.D., Class of 1949, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019.

Linda Lou Holton Rector, Class of 1966, passed away on April 19, 2019.

John Phillip “Phil” Davis, Class of 1947, died Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Cathy Barton Para, Class of 1973, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at her home in Boonville.

Krystal Elizabeth McKee-Ofodile, Class of 1992, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at her home in Columbia.

Darlene Mae Wren Short, Class of 1939, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019.

John Richard Watson, Class of 1991, passed away at his home in Columbia on Friday, April 5, 2019.

Anita Laverne Foley Adams, Class of 1958, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Andrew “Andy” Clark Stewart, Class of 1981, passed away at his home Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Judith Anne Palmquist Peterson, Class of 1957, passed away on March 29, 2019.

Jennifer Diane Carney, Class of 2000, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at her home near Columbia.

Larry B. Duncan, Class of 1965, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019 at University Hospital in Columbia.

Richard Eugene "Dick" Bolli, Class of 1959, passed away, Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

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

Published in Farmington Daily Times, 203 W. Main St. Farmington, NM 87401 on Apr. 3, 2019

- - Richard Eugene "Dick" Bolli passed away suddenly and unexpectedly March 13, 2019. He was born 7.29.1941 to Jacob and Iva Bolli in Columbia, Missouri. He grew up in Columbia and graduated from Hickman High School. He was very active in baseball, playing semipro baseball as a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburg Pirates farm teams.

Dick was a skilled sheetmetal worker following the path of his father and older brother Jack. Dick moved to the Farmington, NM, area in 1973, where he continued his sheetmetal career, and coached little league baseball. He married Joellen "Jinx" Agee Lozier in 1976.

After retirement he was active in animal rescue operations for the Farmington and Aztec Animal Shelters, and San Juan Animal League activities. Many will remember him in the art world as the original creator of the "Dicky Bird"; and a bevy of wacky metal work creations. Dick also enjoyed playing disk golf with Jinx and sons Craig and Denny and a number of friends. He is most fondly remembered by family and friends for his infectious smile and ever-present paperback westerns.

He was proceeded in death by Jacob and Iva Bolli and older brothers Jack and Don Bolli. Survived by wife Jinx. Daughter Sharon, partner Jack Campbell, Sons Richard Denny and Justin Michael Bolli, partner Amanda, granddaughters Jetta Belle and Arial Quinn. Stepson Craig Lozier and grandsons Luke and Nathaniel Lozier; stepdaughter Lisa Lozier and granddaughters Nyssa and Monica Stant. His sisters Mary McGavock and Agnus "Babe" Boyd and brother Ed and partner Mary Ann Bolli., and 19 nieces and nephews.

Celebration of his life is Thursday, July 27, 2019, at Community of Christ Church, 210 E 30th Street, Farmington NM (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Published Tuesday, March 26, 2019



Larry B. Duncan, 72, of Columbia, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019 at University Hospital with family at his bedside.

Per Larry’s wishes, there will be no services.

Larry was born Jan. 1, 1947.

Published Sunday, March 31, 2019

Jennifer Diane Carney, 37, of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at her home near Columbia.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Josh Palmer officiating.

Jennifer was born on Jan. 12, 1982 in Jefferson City, the daughter of Randall Carney and Diane (Logston) Carney who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her beloved grandfather, Bill Carney. She graduated from Hickman High School in 2000 and then attended Columbia College.

Jennifer most recently had a passion for art and drawing which quickly became a love for tattooing. She loved decorating her friends with her beautiful creations. She loved the country as well; horseback riding, fishing and hunting were her other favorite hobbies when she wasn’t drawing. Her passion for life was her three wonderful kids, she adored them so much and couldn’t wait to show them the world. She dearly loved her friends which quickly became her family. They always surrounded her with love and comfort throughout her life. She loved caring for others and found a career as a Home Health Care Aid.

Jennifer is survived by one son Kyler and one daughter Harley Carney of the home; one son Sylus Hill of Kansas; one sister, Melissa Anderson (Justin Bluhm) of San Antonio, TX; niece and nephews Wyatt, Jamison, Austin, Maverick Bluhm; grandmother, Lois Carney of Russellville; Uncle Russell Logston of Columbia; aunt, Linda Lenk (Phil); uncle, Chuck Carney (Brenda); and cousins; special friends, Jessica Luebbert and Derick Benedict, Todd Ford, Chris Wainscott; and several extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Children of Jennifer Carney, 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.

Provided by Juli Grossman

Judith Anne Palmquist Peterson

Judy passed away on March 29, 2019 from Pancreatic Cancer at the age of 80 with friends and family at her side. She was born on January 25, 1939 in Ithaca, New York to Edward and Virginia Palmquist. Her family spent a short time in Canada before settling in Columbia, Missouri. Judy graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Missouri and her Master of Education at Ohio University.

Judy met her husband Dan in 1962, and the two were married on December 4, 1964. In 1972 they relocated to Flagstaff, Arizona where the raised their two children.

Judy had a distinguished teaching career with the majority spent at Sechrist School in Flagstaff, AZ. Her primary focus was 1st grade and Special Education.

Judy will be fondly remembered as a kind and loving person, with a soft spot for children and animals, always offering her time and attention to those in need.

Judy is survived by her husband of 55 years, Daniel Peterson, children Juli (Kevin) Grossman, Lloyd (Jennifer) Peterson, grandchildren Jaden, Dax and Blaze Grossman, Allison, Anna and Nicholas Peterson, brothers Robert (Judy) and William (Genevieve) Palmquist, many nieces and nephews, and numerous friends.
A Rosary prayer service will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday May 16, and we will celebrate her life at a funeral mass on Friday May 17th at 10:00 am, both at the Divine Mercy Parish, 555 West Main, Gardner, KS 66030.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Judy Peterson to the CU Foundation online at https://giving.cu.edu, or by mail to the CU Foundation, P.O. Box 17126, Denver, CO 80217-9155.

Published Sunday, April 21, 2019

Andrew “Andy” Clark Stewart, 56, passed away at his home Tuesday, April 2, 2019, after a brief illness.

In honor of his memory, a Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28 in the Bleu Great Room of Bleu Market & Bakery, 3919 S. Providence Rd, Columbia MO 65201.

Andy was born Jan. 19, 1963, the son of Clark and Jean Stewart, who preceded him in death. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Missouri and began a 30-year career in commercial real estate in Los Angeles. In recent years Andy returned to his hometown of Columbia. He loved all things Missouri Tigers, spending quality time with his family and friends, hiking and fishing in our lovely state and national parks, jamming out to his favorite classic rock bands, and bad Irish jokes.

Andy was a man who opened up his heart and home to a multitude of people, never once allowing them to leave without a belly full of food and a smile on their face.

He is survived by his daughter Casey Stewart of Columbia; sons Patrick and Jackson Stewart of Los Angeles, CA; and his sisters Salle Stewart of Overland Park, KS, and Belinda (Mike) Lower of Lenexa, KS.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Stewart.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to the Missouri Department of Conservation or the Sequoia Parks Conservancy.

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

Published in San Bernardino Sun on Apr. 9, 2019

April 7, 1940 - April 4, 2019 Anita Laverne Foley Adams, 78, of San Bernardino went to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Fri, April 12th at Immanuel Baptist Church, 28355 Baseline Street, Highland. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Wed, April 17th, 2019 at Riverside National Cemetery, 22945 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside.

Anita was born April 7, 1940, to Oscar & Aleta Foley in Columbia, MO. She graduated from Hickman High School in 1958. She worked as an accountant in the mid-west until the early 70's, then moved to Calif. to work for Campus Crusade for Christ. She was the Benefits Coordinator for this Christian ministry for 25 years. In 1973 she married Glen Adams.

Anita was a beautiful singer and blessed with an alto voice. She also played the piano and organ, which was a God-given talent. She was still active and played hymns weekly for her Sunday School Class at Immanuel Baptist Church.

Anita had a heart for helping the elderly by visiting local nursing homes, which inspired others to join her to do the same. She organized the Christmas program at Waterman Convalescent for the last 40 years.

Anita is survived by her husband of 45 years, Glen of San Bernardino; daughter Linda Allen; daughter Lori Neel & husband Tommy; son Jon & wife Kim; son Tim & wife Heidi; brothers Harold Foley, & Jim Foley & wife Charlotte of Missouri; & 10 grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Family Memorial Mortuary & Cremation, 909-796-6000

Published Thursday, April 11, 2019

John Richard Watson, age 48, passed away at his home on Friday, April 5, 2019, surrounded by family and devoted friends.

Services will be held at a later date.

John was born in Columbia, the son of Richard A. and Joan Lee Watson. He is survived by his mother Joan; brother Tom Watson (Kathy Deveny) and sister Sue Stillman (John Stillman); his niece Jing Jing Kneale; and his nephews Jack and Khoa Stillman.

A proud graduate of Hickman High School, John loved movies, dancing, cheeseburgers, pizza, the St. Louis Cardinals, and most of all his friends and family. His spirit lit up the lives he touched.

The Watson family would like to thank the staff and clients of Boone County Family Resources (BCFR) for their support and dedication to John throughout his adult life. Memorials are suggested to BCFR, 1209 E. Walnut St., Columbia MO 65201.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nilson Funeral Home.

Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Darlene Mae Wren Short, 97, of Overland Park KS, formerly of Columbia, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Services will be held at Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland, on Saturday, April 13 at 1:30 p.m., burial will follow in Goshen Cemetery. Visitation is from 12:30- 1:30 p.m.

She was born April 23, 1921 in Hartsburg, the daughter of Josie and Robbie Wren. Darlene married Paul Vemer Short on May 31, 1941.

Darlene graduated from Hickman High School and the Orton and Rice Secretarial School. She had been employed at the Treasure Chest as a salesperson and Boone County Agricultural Extension Office as a secretary. She was primarily a homemaker enjoying cooking, gardening, sewing and knitting. She had been active with 4-H club, PTA, Cub Scouts, Co-operative Extension of Women, and King’s daughters. She especially liked reading and art. In her middle age, she took art classes and painted many pictures to share with family.

She is survived by her children, Emily Wisley of Coopers Plains, NY, Marilyn Holland of Aurora, CO, and Mark Short (Ann) of Overland Park, KS; grandchildren, Jessica Wisley (Nick), Jeffrey Wisley (Inessa), Rebecca McSweeney (Jack), Melissa Couch (David), Brian Holland, Patrick Short (Mindy), Timothy Short, Michael Short; six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings, Robbie Estil Wren, Rebecca Peuster, and Donnie Wren.

In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations to Goshen Cemetery Fund.

Published Thursday, April 18, 2019

Krystal Elizabeth McKee-Ofodile, 45, of Columbia, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at her home.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Krystal was born April 4, 1974, in Columbia, a daughter of William “Bill” and Alfreda (Cobbins) McKee. She was a member of Fifth Street Christian Church where she was baptized at an early age. She was a 1992 graduate of Hickman High School, where she was crowned Homecoming Queen.

She married Anselm “AJ” Ofodile in 1995, and from this union two children, Jasmyn and Alexander, were born.

She went on to graduate from the University of Missouri in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She then graduated from Columbia College in 2001, with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Krystal continued her education at the University of Missouri, receiving a Master’s of Education with an emphasis in special education in 2003. She also graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she received a Master’s of Education with an emphasis in educational administration in 2010. Finally, she completed 21 hours towards her doctorate degree in educational leadership at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Krystal worked as a special education teacher at John B. Lange Middle School from 2003 to 2008. In 2009, she continued her career with The Special School District at Parkway Central Middle School until 2011. She taught special education at Parkway North High School from 2012 to 2015.

Krystal is survived by her two children; her parents; her brother Timis; her grandmother, Eartha Cobbins-Bridgeford; her devoted Standard Poodle, Shane; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. We love you and miss you!

She was preceded in death by grandparents William McKee Sr. and June McKee.

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.

Cathy Barton Para, June 12, 1955 — April 17, 2019
By the Para family - Apr 19, 2019 from the Columbia Missourian

Local musician Cathy Barton Para, 63, of Boonville, passed away gently among family and friends at home, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A memorial service is pending at Boonville’s First Christian Church.

Catherine Jean Barton Para was born June 12, 1955, in Fort Benning, Georgia, to Claude D. and Mary Ruth Catlett Barton.

An “Army brat,” she lived in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia and Hawaii before moving to Columbia in 1967. She attended West Junior and Hickman high schools and Stephens College, from which she graduated summa cum laude in 1977. She received a master’s degree in folklore from Western Kentucky University 1979.

She married David Para at First Baptist Church in Columbia in 1979 and began a long and happy union with her lifelong love and fellow musician.

Cathy’s active interest in music began in elementary school in Hawaii and grew during her school days in Columbia. A champion banjo player, she also was one of the first hammered dulcimer players in the region and inspired many players nationally.

Her playing was vibrant and she was a generous and thoughtful teacher. She and Dave shared a musical career for more than 40 years, traveling the U.S. roads and rivers and Europe, specializing in traditional music from the Missouri – Ozark region. They were awarded by the Missouri Humanities Council, Young Audiences of Kansas City and the Folk Alliance Region Midwest. Stephens College named her a distinguished alumnus in 1993. In a fruitful 20-year collaboration with the late Bob Dyer, they produced three music albums related to Missouri history which were awarded by the American Library Association. They started the Big Muddy Folk Festival for the Friends of Historic Boonville. The 28th festival was held April 5 to 6. The couple made 16 albums.

Cathy performed as she lived, with her radiant smile, inviting laugh and unabashed joy, endearing her to the communities of home and career.

In addition to Dave, she is survived by two sisters, Claudia (Tom) Welsh and Judith (Tom) Gibbons, both in Texas; an uncle, Roy Barton in Memphis; and countless grieving and grateful friends.

Memorials are suggested to KOPN Community Radio, Friends of Historic Boonville and First Christian Church.

Published Sunday, April 28, 2019

John Phillip “Phil” Davis, 90, died Thursday, April 18, 2019 from complications of dementia.

The family held a private burial on Monday, April 22.

He was preceded in death by Carroll Davis, his wife of 61 years; and Johnny, his first born son. He had five additional children, Deb (Bobby) Mitchell, Linda Schaper, Nancy Dollard, Tom (Brenda) Davis, and Karen Snow. He had 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Phil and Carroll raised their family on a small farm in Hallsville and retired from the University of Missouri. He enjoyed playing dominoes and wood carving.

Arrangements were under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home.


Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Linda Lou Rector, 71, of Columbia, passed away on April 19, 2019. She was born on February 10, 1948, in Columbia, Missouri, to the late Charles and Alma (Harmon) Holton.

She graduated from Hickman High School. Linda married Danny Rector on August 26, 1966 and they had two sons, Scott and Tim.

Linda loved spending time with her family and with her grand-dog Bella.

Linda is survived by her sons: Scott Rector and Tim Rector of Columbia; sister: Debby (Mark) Sorrels of Lake Ozarks; grandsons: Justin Rector and Nathan Rector of Columbia, her grand-dog: Bella, and many nieces and nephews and other family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Danny, and brother Les Holton.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia. A Private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Second Chance Animal Shelter.

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 Friday, April 26, 2019

R. Philip Acuff, M.D., 87, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019.

Farewell Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 10 at the funeral home.

Dr. Acuff was born Nov. 1, 1931 in Columbia. He married Diane Davis July 19, 1955. She preceded him in death Nov. 7, 2015.

He graduated from Hickman High School where he was student body president. He attended University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in medicine in 1955. He then earned his medical degree in 1957 and completed his residency training in radiology in San Antonio, TX, Fort Bragg, NC and Denver, CO. He then moved to St. Joseph in 1969 and joined the radiology practice of Dr. Joseph Fisher. In addition to his office practice he worked for Methodist Hospital and Sisters of St. Joseph Hospital as well as other surrounding hospitals. He obtained his private pilot’s license and flew to many surrounding hospitals to serve. He was a member of the U.S. Army Medical Corps where he served his residency.

Dr. Acuff was a long-time member of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Greater St. Joseph. He and his wife, Diane, endowed a professorship in medical research at the School of Medicine of University of Missouri-Columbia, and in 1995 dedicated the Acuff Auditorium, also at the School of Medicine. Along with their son, Michael, they also established the Acuff handicapped-accessible duck blind at the Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area in Boone County.

Dr. Acuff was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, where he attained the rank of Life. He was also a member of Beta Theta Pi Social Fraternity, University of Missouri Alumni Association, Buchanan County Medical Society, Missouri Wildlife Federation, a lifetime member of Ducks Unlimited and inductee of the Waterfowlers Hall of Fame, Mound City. He was also past president of the Benton Club. As an adult he was active in Troop 47 and on the Council Level and achieved the rank of Chieffain in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was certified in scuba diving, which he enjoyed with his wife. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman.

Dr. Acuff was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include son, Michael E. Acuff, M.D. (Milly), Columbia; grandchildren, Ruth Acuff Mueller, Abigail Diane Acuff, Mary Acuff Leibovich, Robert Davis Acuff, Silas Johnathan Acuff, Nelson Davis Acuff, Susan Danielle Acuff and Sarah Catherine Acuff; six great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Ida (Cohen) Acuff; and son, Robert Philip Acuff, Jr.

Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the donor’s choice.

Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Published Sunday, May 5, 2019

Walter Andrew “Pup” Beasley, 69, of Columbia, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

A celebration of Pup’s life will be held at a later date.

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 Sunday, April 28, 2019

Gerold “Jerry” Windsor, 72, of Hallsville, went home to God’s beautiful heaven above on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Funeral Services will follow a Masonic Service that will start at 12 p.m., Saturday, May 4 at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until start of the Masonic Service. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Jerry was born on Dec. 12, 1946, in Panama City, FL to Floyd Bell, Jr. and Carlie Wells Windsor. Jerry worked as an iron worker building towers, some of them being the tallest buildings in the world. He also changed light bulbs in many of the tall structures around Columbia. His interests or hobbies included rodeo, bull riding, breaking and riding horses, leather work, RC airplanes and making his favorite dishes.

Jerry is survived by his mother, Carlie “Connie” Windsor of Columbia; three daughters, Pam Windsor of Jefferson City, Debbie Windsor of Columbia, Vecie Windsor of Springdale, AR; a granddaughter, Heather Spangler of Columbia; a niece, Stacie Windsor Friedrich (John); and two nephews, Col. Jason Scott Windsor (JoEllen) and Jonathan Paul Windsor (Mandi); and several beloved great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Windsor, Jr.; his brother, Floyd “John” Windsor, III; and a grandson, Anthony Spangler.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Special Olympics Missouri, 305 Special Olympics Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65101.

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

Published Thursday, May 2, 2019

Jesse W. Crane, 37, of Ashland, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019 at his home.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, May 6 at Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jesse was born Nov. 6, 1981 in Columbia to Mike Crane and Sheryl Richardson. Jesse attended Hickman High School. He started working at Public Water Supply District #9 in 2004 and worked his way up to Field Services Manager. Jesse loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, floating, exploring, and hiking in the woods and creeks. He was a huge fan of Avengers and superhero movies, a passion that he shared with his three sons. In life, Jesse was a superhero to his kids and family. Jesse was loving, caring, and always there to help.

He is survived by his three children, Logan, Walker, and Harley Crane of Ashland; his mother, Sheryl Richardson and step father, Bruce Richardson, both of Rocheport; brother, Brian Crane, nephew, Kaleb and niece, Kori, all of Harrisburg; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mike Crane of Columbia.

The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Crane Boys Scholarship Fund at Merchants and Farmers Bank, 4000 Rangeline Street, Columbia, MO 65202.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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

Published Friday, May 3, 2019

John “Hop” Cecil Corley (USAF Major, retired), 87, died on Monday, April 29, 2019 in Niceville, FL.

Visitation will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 6 at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel in Columbia, with funeral services following at 3:30 p.m. Afterwards he will be laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Hop was born in Sedalia on March 7, 1932. His family moved to Columbia when he was a teenager, where he graduated from Hickman High School in 1950. He was married to Patsy Ruth Bozarth in 1954.

John earned his BS in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia and was commissioned into the United States Air Force. He proudly served for 20 years, first as a navigator and later, after receiving a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, as an engineer where he made significant contributions to the development of the B-58, FB-111 and B-1 bomber programs. During his career, he traversed the globe six times and served on every continent except Australia. His permanent duty stations spanned the continental US, culminating in his retirement at Edwards AFB, CA in 1974.

Upon his retirement from the Air Force, Hop brought his family back to Columbia, where he earned an MS in electrical engineering. He had other careers, working for the State of Missouri and then for the University of Missouri before retiring completely in 1997. He lived in Columbia until 2016, when he moved to northwest Florida to be near his son’s family.

Hop is survived by his two children, Karen Minor of Crestview, FL and John D. (Lissa Whitmarsh) Corley of Niceville, FL; two granddaughters, Jessica (Joshua) Miller of Niceville, and Lauren Corley of Gainesville, FL; siblings Nancy Adkins of Centertown, Betty Burdick and Edwin B. Corley of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Ruth (Bozarth); and son-in law, Mark Minor.

John accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior when he was 13 years old. As an adult, he served as a faithful member, teacher, deacon or trustee in every church he attended. At the time of his passing, Hop was a member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church in Crestview.

In lieu of flowers, request remembrances to: The Wounded Warrior Project at: Woundedwarriorproject.org or Woodlawn Baptist Church Building Fund in Crestview, FL at: Woodlawnbaptist.com.

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

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Linda Ruth Benway, 68, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at University Hospital.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Linda was born in Columbia on Sept. 8, 1950, the daughter of James Thornton and Nadime Acton Thornton. She is survived by her husband, “Joe” Benway; a son, Michael; a daughter, Zelma; one sister, Lori; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2019

John Edward Keller, 73, died Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Columbia.

A celebration of life is planned for later this summer.

He was born April 4, 1946 in Columbia to Joseph (Smokie) and Margaret Keller. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1964 and attended the University of Missouri.

In his own words; “I took my first serious photograph at the age of eighteen. At twenty-two...began my photographic apprenticeship at Julie’s Studio under the watchful eyes of Francis Griffin and Eddie Gibbons. I also attended workshops taught by Ansel Adams, Arnold Newman and Robert Heinecken. I make my living as a free-lance commercial photographer, shooting on location and in-studio for publications and advertising.”

His true focus was as a father to his son Joshua, enveloping him with love, encouragement and the same steady patience evident in his most creative photographs. His friends can attest to the same devotion and support. Describing his work at an exhibition he might have unknowingly written his own epitaph stating that he was “exploring the universe.”

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his brother David, his beloved son Josh and the grandchildren he doted on, Tate and Julia Keller.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or Central Missouri Humane Society where Johnny volunteered.

Published Thursday, May 9, 2019

William “Tree” Guthrie, 72, of Columbia, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 10 at Unity Center of Columbia; 1600 W Broadway, Columbia MO 65203. All are welcome to attend.

Born in Columbia on Nov. 3, 1946 to Albert and Laura Guthrie, Tree was the oldest of four boys. He graduated from Columbia Hickman High School in 1964, and later enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served from 1965-1969.

Tree returned to Columbia in the summer of 1969, after his service in the Navy. Soon after, he met his wife Cheryl and started a family. He worked for the United States Postal Service until he retired in 2000 after 30 years. He enjoyed traveling across the country with his wife and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was an active member of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

He is survived by his children, LaSandra, Amber and André; his sons-in-law, Ronnie, Richard and Brad; and his grandsons, Marquis and Anthony.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Laura; his brothers, Larry, Ronald and Robert; his wife Cheryl; and his grand-daughter Imani.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to vva.org: donate, dedication in memory of William A. Guthrie, Columbia.

Published Sunday, May 12, 2019

Terry Keith Foster, 52, of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Capital Region Medical Center.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

He was born on July 6, 1966 to Dennis and Vicki (Nuzum) Foster.

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 Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ted Lee Atwood, 72, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 5:41 a.m. at University Hospital.

Services will be private for the family and will be under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.

Ted was a graduate of MU, UMKC and Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary. Ted worked for the University of Missouri as an internal auditor and retired in 2002.

He leaves behind his wife, Kathleen (Butler) Atwood; son Wayne Atwood; daughter-in-law Christa Atwood; grandson Spencer Atwood; daughter Brandy Atwood; grandchildren Derrik Atwood, Kaylee Atwood, Nikki May and Trevor May; daughter Crystal Atwood; sister Mary Beth Sumpter; brother-in-law Kirk Sumpter; sister Donna Brown; brother-in-law Ed Brown; brother Dan Atwood; sister-in-law Joann Atwood; brother Steve Atwood; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Elizabeth Atwood; and one brother, Lynne Atwood.

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019

Donald “Joker” Kintner, 78, of Columbia, and formerly of Rocheport, stepped from this life into the next one Tuesday, May 15, 2019 peacefully at his home with family following a diagnosis of cancer. While we who are left to grieve, those who are waiting in heaven for him rejoiced.

Services honoring Joker’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 at Markland-Yager Funeral Home in New Franklin with Pastor James Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonville. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at Markland-Yager Funeral Home.

He was born June 4, 1940 in Columbia to Mancle G. and Anna Mae (Perkins) Kintner. Donald married the love of his life, Peggy L. Schrader on July 23, 1960. Two daughters, Sherry and Stacy, rounded out their family.

Joker had many jobs as a youth but settled into drywall for a lifelong job. He created Kintner Drywall and later worked for the University of Missouri in Plant Engineering.

Anything he did he did with intensity. Various hobbies through his life included coin and bottle collecting, playing pool, softball, bowling, golfing, fishing and card playing just to name a few. He enjoyed getting together with family and friends to pursue these many hobbies.

His girls went to measure houses, learned to play pool, dug in various dumps for bottles, learned to sit still in a boat to fish and spent a lot of time at the bowling alley with their dad.

His three grandchildren were his joy. He loved sharing things with them and traveling with them.

Survivors include his daughter, Sherry and her husband Max Wachter; three grandchildren, Ray, Zack and Rheanna Wachter; three brothers, Edward Kintner and wife Cletus, M. G. Kintner, Jr. and wife Josie, Carl Kintner and wife Dana; three sisters, Marilyn Gibbons, Ruth Evert and husband Ralph and Mary Jane Curtis; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy in 2002; his daughter, Stacy in 1984; his mother and father; his brother, Kenny and his sister Carolyn.

Memorials are suggested to a charity of donor’s choice.

Condolences may be shared at www.marklandyager.com.

Published Saturday, May 25, 2019

Michael D. Caldwell, 67, of Columbia, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at his home.

Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 26 at Memorial Funeral Home, with a Celebration of Life service to follow.

He was born on May 14, 1952 in Columbia, the son of Charles Dexter and Wanda Irene (Hicks) Caldwell, both of whom preceded him in death.

Mike was a 1970 graduate of Hickman High School and attended Columbia College. He worked as an electrician in Missouri before moving to Louisiana in 1984 and later to Florida. While out of state, he began working for an electrical supply company and when he moved back to Missouri in 1996, he worked for French-Gerleman in Columbia. He enjoyed football, track and musicals in high school, and while in college he was a published poet. He was a self-taught musician, playing guitar, harmonica and piano. He was an avid reader and was proficient with computers. Mike was friendly, easy to talk to and didn’t know a stranger. Mike looked forward to holidays with family and monthly luncheons with his brother’s family and his sister. After having open-heart surgery in 2017 he enjoyed exercise and nature walks.

He is survived by his siblings, Sharon Jennings of Hartsburg and Shelley (Linda) Caldwell of Columbia; niece Sylvia Caldwell; nephew Chris (Stephanie) Jennings; and great niece and nephews, Skylar Jennings, Hunter Jennings and Faith Jennings.

He was preceded in death by one half-brother, Steve; and one brother-in-law, Larry Jennings.

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

Published Sunday, May 26, 2019

Velva Delphine Rice, 91, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia, MO. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ed Rollins officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Velva was born on June 22, 1927 in Boone County, the daughter of Everett and Eunice (Pollack) Atkins who preceded her in death. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church. Velva volunteered as a Pre-K teacher for 17 years at Nora Stewart Nursery School in Columbia, touching the lives of many children. She enjoyed reading, playing bridge and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include: two daughters, Jacqueline Rice of Columbia and Charlotte Rice of Jefferson City; one son, Steven Rice and his wife Brenda Rice of Columbia; and three grandchildren, Sergio Rice, Laila Rice and Madison Rice. She also was preceded in death by her one brother, Buddy Atkins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nora Stewart Nursery School, 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 Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Marsha Lynn Beckett, 62, of Cameron, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019 at home with her family by her side.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home in Cameron. Graveside Inurnment will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30 in Graceland Memorial Cemetery in Cameron.

Marsha was born Feb. 17, 1957 to James E. and Geraldine (Huckaby) Scott in Columbia.

She was a 1975 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia and a 1979 graduate from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

On Oct. 11, 1980, Marsha married Wilfred “Bill” Beckett, Jr. in Columbia.

She spent her working years at various companies before settling in to help her husband in the family business, Beckett Gas and philanthropic work. Her passion was family and travel, especially in the Caribbean.

Survivors include her husband Bill, of the home; son, Tyler (Bless) and granddaughter, Mira Beckett of North Kansas City; mother, Gerri Scott of Columbia; sister-in-law, Judy (Tom) Sifers of Granby, CO; niece and nephew, Ashley and Brad Sifers; step-brother, John (Marcia) Dampf.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ryan; father, James; step-father, Warren Dampf; grandparents, Bertie and Jean Huckaby and Elva and Edith Scott; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Ann Beckett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Marsha Beckett Memorial Fund to benefit local charities and causes.

Online condolences: www.polandthompson.com.

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2019

J Larre Barrett, 80, left this life on Monday, May 27, 2019 after a short illness.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 7 at St. Anselm Church, 530 South Mason Rd, St. Louis, MO 63141. A reception at Country Club of Missouri, 1300 Woodrail Ave in Columbia will follow at 3 p.m.

He was born Nov. 20, 1938 as the fourth and youngest child of Lula P. (Dude) Barrett and Rex P. Barrett in Columbia. He loved his hometown and was a dedicated Boy Scout, reaching the level of Eagle Scout and attending a national Jamboree. Larre graduated from Hickman High School in 1956 where he was the President of the Senior Class, active with the Verse Choir and many other school organizations. He attended the University of Missouri and was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and developed life-long friendships with his brothers. He graduated from the School of Journalism in 1960 and obtained a masters in journalism in 1962.

Larre was immediately employed in Chicago by NBC-TV and he later moved to ABC-TV in Sports Sales. In 1978, ABC-TV promoted him to New York, eventually becoming VP, of Sports Sales. In 1989 he moved to CBS-TV to become Sr. VP, Olympic Sales and Marketing. He finished his career as Sr. VP of sales for start-up Classic Sports Network (now ESPN Classic). Because of his position, he traveled the country and the world, attending many of the sports events he was involved with, including several Olympic Games, all of golf’s Majors, Super Bowls, World Series and numerous Kentucky Derbys.

He was an avid and skilled golfer and played in many tournaments throughout the country, winning Club Championships in every Country Club he was a member. In 1998 he qualified for the US Senior Amateur–an accomplishment that fulfilled one of his life-long goals. He never lost his enthusiasm for Missouri Athletics and followed the Football and Basketball teams passionately.

He met Lou Ann Elmore on a blind date while a freshman at Mizzou. Larre and Lou Ann dated throughout college, were married in 1962 and had two sons, William (Bill) and Christopher (Chris). They were married 54 years before her passing in 2015. In October 2016, he remarried to Elizabeth Harris Kruse, also a Columbia native, Hickman High classmate and friend.

He is survived by brother Barre and wife Nancy; his son William and wife Erin; granddaughters Caelyn and Gillian; son Chris and wife Irene; and wife Elizabeth.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Diabetes Association.

Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Ronald Vaughn Pugh, 87, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Lenoir Woods.

A private burial took place on June 6 at Memorial Park Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 20 at Epple Chapel, Lenoir Woods.

Vaughn was born June 6, 1931 to the late Virgil and Viola (Slater) Pugh, part of a long line of Boone County Natives. He was less than 14 months younger than his loving, late sister, Barbara (Pugh) Blevans. Vaughn was well known in many circles over the years in Columbia and Boone County.

In spite of suffering from what some would consider a “severe disability,” Vaughn took on life with ZEST and overcame every challenge with determination and always a smile. He had a successful 35-year-career at MFA Oil, retiring in 1996. He never missed a party, whether they were family gatherings or good times with friends. Vaughn enjoyed good looking clothes, nice cars and lovely ladies. He loved to dance and always had a lady by his side. Vaughn enjoyed swimming, running and exercising at WellAWare; but his favorite sport was golf. He became a great left-handed golfer at Stephen Golf Course and later the City golf courses. He made many lifelong friends on the golf course.

Vaughn volunteered for numerous local causes, and was a big supporter of Special Olympics and the Humane Society. His cats were his buddies, and they lived a life of royalty. He enjoyed traveling to visit his sister and brother-in-law, and faithfully visited his mother every day after she suffered a stroke and had to move to The Bluffs. Vaughn was given a special award for volunteering at The Bluffs. He often told the story that ED Cindy Forbis asked him to be the “bed tester” when the new facility was being built; his choice was “the winner.” Vaughn made many friends at The Bluffs and was always thankful for these “special friends” when he moved to The Bluffs in June 2010—Jeff, his wonderful nurse, Barry, Laura and several others.

Vaughn is survived by his brother-in-law, Bill Blevans, Lenoir, who has been a faithful brother over 65 years; cousins, Carmen Neely, Overland Park, Kan., Donna Gooch, Bloomington, Ill., Don Slater, Odessa; and dozens of other cousins and friends around the Country.

Special thanks to “the girls” at Home Instead for the laughter, love and companionship for 10 years, the doctors and nurses at University Hospital and the nurses at Lenoir for the care and compassion in Vaughn’s final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to March of Dimes, Special Olympics, Mo or a Charity of your choice.

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Jane Ray Carroll McQuitty, 95, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at her home in Columbia surrounded by family.

A celebration of life will be held later this year. Details will be forthcoming.

Jane was born Jan. 14, 1924 to Ray and Thelma Chandler Carroll in Kansas City, MO. At just a few weeks old, she came to Columbia where her maternal grandparents Clyde and Leah Chandler raised her.

Jane was a lifelong resident of Columbia. She graduated from Hickman High School in 1942. She was a long time member of Calvary Episcopal Church. She was married to Kenneth Cecil McQuitty on Aug. 9, 1952 until his passing in 2000. Together they raised four children, Mark McQuitty of Columbia, Mary Emery of Ocala, FL, Patricia McQuitty of Columbia and Susan McQuitty. All survive her except Susan, who passed away in March of 2006. Jane is also survived by her granddaughter Rachael Briggs-McQuitty of Hallsville, her loving partner of 17 years Gene Perry of Columbia, her granddaughter’s mother Sandra Briggs of Hallsville, her son-in-law Mark Emery of Ocala and many members of her extended family, the Ash clan.

Jane loved animals, she was involved in high school reunion planning, the Senior Center, enjoyed family get-togethers, playing cards with family and friends and especially enjoyed swing dancing to big band music with her partner Gene Perry.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia, the Central Missouri Humane Society or the charity of your choice.

Published Saturday, June 8, 2019

Tiry Monroe Crane, 77, of Columbia, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Columbia Post-Acute Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, following a prolonged illness.

There will be a reception from 12 to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 9 at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Visitation will follow from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home with George Peterson and Arlene Leszewski officiating. Private burial will be in Grandview Cemetery near Centralia.

Tiry was born on May 19, 1942 in rural Columbia, the first son of Marion and Wilmoth (Bennett) Crane, who preceded him in death. He was raised on the family farm with his five siblings near Pierpont, and graduated from Hickman High School in 1960. He worked at various occupations during his lifetime, including concrete construction, restaurant ownership, food sales and food production. He retired from Burgers Smokehouse in California, MO in 2007. He was married several times and had five children. Tiry then married Patty Shock on Dec. 21, 1993 in Jefferson City.

Tiry was a big man, unpolished and impulsive. He was incredibly honest and gullible. He thought fast and talked faster and was extremely friendly, and no one remained a stranger for long. His passions were fishing, hunting, music and playing games. He deeply loved his family and truly wanted everyone to be happy.

In August of 2003, Tiry surrendered his life to the Lord at a fellowship meeting in California, MO. Changes soon began. He opened his heart and home to everyone, sought to be a help to anyone in need. The Gospel story was precious to him and he shared his testimony with anyone who would listen. He remained faithful to his profession until his death.

Survivors include his wife, Patty Crane of the home; his five children, Cindy Falco (Joe) of Columbia, Christy McDow (Mark) of Columbia, Angelina Gonzalez of Hallsville, Tiry Crane II of Albuquerque, NM and Lacy Crane of Udall, KS; two brothers, Tim Crane (Loretta) of Columbia and Jeff Crane (Rena) of Columbia; two sisters, Glenda Salmon of Columbia and Becky Strawn (Keith) of Columbia; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Danny Crane; and one sister, Janice Crane.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Wonderland, 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 Friday, June 14, 2019

Terry Hatton, 75, of Columbia, died Sunday, June 9, 2019.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

He was born May 3, 1944 to Richard and Melva (Sprague) Hatton. Terry graduated Hickman High in 1962 and joined the National Guard as a military policeman. He was also a longtime employee of the University Police Department.

He is survived by two sons, Troy and Brian, as well as several grandkids, nieces, nephews and friends.

Published Thursday, June 13, 2019

Devin Lee Hill, 52, of Columbia, slept into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Boone Hospital Center surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 14 at Parkade Baptist Church in Columbia. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at Second Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville.

Devin was born Nov. 29, 1966 in Columbia, the son of the late Kelly Lee Hill and Ceola (Althouse) Hill. At the early age of nine-years-old and under the leadership of Reverend Jewell D. Jones, Sr., Devin joined Second Missionary Baptist Church on Feb. 9, 1976.

Well loved by many, Devin made numerous lifelong friends beginning at Nora Stewart Nursery School and Ridgeway Elementary School. He graduated from David H. Hickman High School in1985, where he was tri-captain of the Hickman Kewpie football team. Earning perfect attendance throughout all his years of school, Devin also received the distinguished American Legion Award his senior year.

After high school, Devin decided to serve his country and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he served four years in Camp Pendleton, CA, until his honorable discharge. After his military career, he attended DeVry Institute of Technology in Kansas City, MO, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Operations. At the time of his death, he was employed at MBS Textbook Exchange in Columbia.

Devin leaves to cherish his memory his mother Ceola Hill; one sister, LaDonya Hill; and his nephew, Tre’von Hill, all of Columbia; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Kelly Lee Hill; and grandparents.

Arrangements are under the direction of the H.T. May and Son Funeral home.

Published Thursday, June 13, 2019

Joe L. Crane, 64, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14 at Nilson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Nashville cemetery in Boone County.

Joe was born Dec. 27, 1954 in Columbia, the son of Joseph and Margie Stiles Crane. He married Claire Bequette April 5, 1986.

Joe was an avid rodeo participant and competed in the National Finals. He also owned his own trucking company and worked construction from his high school years.

Survivors include his wife, Claire; one son, Joseph P. “Pete” Crane; and several cousins also survive.

Memorials may be made to the family c/o Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 St. Charles rd., Columbia, Mo. 65202

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

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Jason Ian Frazier, 38, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at his residence.

A Memorial Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Parker-Millard Funeral Service in Columbia.

He was born Oct. 21, 1980 in Columbia, a son of John P. and Gloria (Shikles) Frazier. Jason was a graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia.

Jason worked as a cook at Murry’s Restaurant for seven years, and previously at Bambino’s Restaurant, both in Columbia. Jason enjoyed St. Louis Cardinal baseball, music and playing his guitar.

Jason is survived by his mother, Gloria Frazier of Columbia; a brother, Joel Frazier of Columbia; a sister, Erin Frazier of Columbia; paternal grandmother, Marcella Frazier of Columbia; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, John P. Frazier on July 31, 2014.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Columbia Parks and Recreation Special Olympics in Columbia.

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 Tuesday, June 18, 2019

William “Stew” Stewart Crane, 80, formerly of Columbia, passed away at home on Sunday, June 16, 2019 with his wife at his side.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21 at Memorial Funeral Home with Chaplain Jim Bolin officiating.

“Stew” was born in Boone County on Sept. 23, 1938, the son of Arley Dee Crane and Sarah Elizabeth Powell Crane, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1956. On Sept. 26, 1980 at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist, he was united in marriage to Velma Mellon Crane, who survives at their home.

“Stew” enjoyed dancing, camping, fishing, playing cards and listening to country music. He also enjoyed spoiling all of his grandchildren. He owned and operated Crane’s Floor Sanding and he refinished many floors throughout Boone County. He was employed by the University of Missouri Hospital for 38 years. For the past several years “Stew” and Velma lived in Edinburg, TX where he was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church in McAllen. He served on the Awana Missions and Fellowship Committee and he also enjoyed working with their Vacation Bible School.

Survivors include his wife, Velma; two sons, Ronnie Crane of Hallsville and Mike (Teena) Crane of Bloomington, IL; a step son, Randy (April) Sumpter of Kansas City; one brother, Dale (Hazel) Crane of Columbia; five grandchildren, Cody Crane, Jessica (Logan) Cole, Morgan Crane (Andy Rhoades), Catie Sumpter, Gage Sumpter; three great-grandchildren, Harley Benson, Amelia Allen, Elliott Cole; and a host of nieces and nephews.

“Stew” was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Jim Wilson.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Maranatha Baptist Church in McAllen, TX.

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

Published Thursday, June 20, 2019

Glenda Berniece Salmon, 74, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, June18, 2019 at University Hospital.

Visitation will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, with funeral services at 3:30 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Old Union Cemetery.

Glenda was born March 13, 1945, the daughter of Marion Crane and Wilmoth (Bennett) Crane. She was truly a child of Boone County, living most of her life on the family farm. She was a hard working woman who provided for her family. She enjoyed cooking, baking, needle work, quilting and other forms of crafts. She was a person of faith and took strength from her church family at Nashville Baptist Church. Glenda was a long-time employee of the Columbia Daily Tribune, where she edited obituaries. More than anything, she loved spending time with friends and family. Her dedication and unconditional love for her children and grandchildren was above all. Glenda was compassionate and determined. Her influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her.

Glenda is survived by her children, Bryon (Pam) Salmon, Tammy (Jay) Wilson and Matt (Kris) Salmon; grandchildren, Brayden, Brooke, Reid, Kristi and Ryan; two brothers, Tim (Loretta) Crane and Jeff (Rena) Crane; one sister, Becky (Keith) Strawn; one sister-in-law, Patty Crane; and a host of relatives.

Glenda was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Janice Crane; and two brothers, Tiry Crane and Danny Crane.

Memorials may be made to the Old Union Cemetery.

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

Published Sunday, July 7, 2019

Karl Bruce Goebel, 74, of Columbia, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at his home in Columbia.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 8 at Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia.

He was born in San Diego on Sept. 9, 1945 to Karl and Iris Lubben Goebel, just as World War II was coming to an end. Bruce traveled with his parents as they returned to the Midwest. He grew up in Columbia and attended West Boulevard Jefferson Junior High School and graduated from Hickman High School in 1963. He attended The University of Missouri for two years, then attended the University of Kansas to study architecture. He was initiated into Tau Beta Pi, an engineering Honors Society. He was thrilled when his daughter Sara was also initiated in 2010. His studies were interrupted by an induction into the army. His service was completed two years later when he returned from Vietnam. He then returned to KU and graduated with distinction in 1971. After college he returned to Columbia and he and Shari married in 1973.

Bruce fell in love with architecture in sixth grade, when he saw the design model for the new Trinity Lutheran Church. He had his first job in an architect’s office at age 16. In his 40-years of practice he touched the landscape of Columbia and the surrounding area. Through the years he designed every type of building imaginable, from a simple pole barn, to commercial office buildings and apartments, to the complexities of historic restoration and preservation. Although the average Columbian won’t know the legacy left by Bruce, they interact with his buildings like the Senior Center, the Holiday Inn Executive Center, the Cherry Street Center at 10th and Cherry, and the Columbia Medical Plaza on North Keene St. regularly. Of all the buildings he designed, churches always held a special place in his heart. He cared greatly about making sure the design would meet the needs of the church both now and for the future.

He is survived by his wife Shari; and his daughter Sara Ankea of Kansas City; his sister, Karla and Randy Huck of Columbia; his two brothers-in-law and their wives Ron (Nancy) Wildberger of Texas and Chuck (Barbara) Wildberger of Nevada; and nieces and nephews: Debi, Sarah, Jeff, David, Martha, Mindy, Angie, Brandon and Joe.

He is preceded by his parents Karl and Iris Goebel.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Welcome Home a Community for Veterans, c/o Memorial Funeral Home OR Central Missouri Honor Flight, in c/o Memorial Funeral Home.

Published Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Harold M. Lynch, 92, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at University Hospital.

Mr. Lynch will be cremated and interred at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Jacksonville. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

Harold was born June 2, 1927 in Howard County. He was the son of Caleb and Hazel (Thorpe) Lynch, and was the youngest of two brothers and a sister.

In World War II, Harold served with the U.S. Navy in the Philippines. He graduated from Hickman High School, class of 1947, then attended Southwest Photo-Arts Institute in Dallas, Texas. He was a member of the VFW Post 280 and the Sons of The American Revolution.

Harold had a career of 40 years in photography, television and motion pictures. The last 19 years he was a medical cinematographer with the University of Missouri Medical Center, before retiring on Jan. 3, 1990.

He is survived by a son, Jeffrey (Debra) Lynch; grandchildren Tyler Lynch, Ivy Lynch and Caleb (Devin) Lynch, Lindsay Saunders and Ben (Courtney) Lynch; and four great grandchildren, Gloria Lynch, Henry Lynch, Leo Lynch and Arlo Saunders.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Elwood and Eldon; a sister, Helen; and his daughter, Tana.

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 Thursday, July 4, 2019

Tom Hurley, 38, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, at his home on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6 at Sacred Heart Church (105 Waugh St, Columbia, MO, 65201), followed by a procession to Columbia Cemetery. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 7 at the Barred Owl restaurant (47 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO, 65203).

Tom was born May 26, 1981, to Thomas William Hurley and Margaret “Peg” Clossick Hurley, who survive. One month after his birth in Durham, N.C., he moved with his family to Columbia. He always considered himself a life-long resident of Columbia, graduating from Hickman High School in 1999. He later graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. He continued his studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration. He served the public in a wide range of capacities: as a park ranger at Carlsbad Caverns in N.M., as a Boone County volunteer firefighter, an emergency medical technician at the University Hospital in Columbia, and as Emergency Management Coordinator in Eau Claire, Wis. He joined the Office of Emergency Management of Boone County as Deputy Director in 2016, and was promoted to Director in 2019. Before beginning his career in public service, he worked for several years at Lindsey Rentals in Columbia, where he was mentored by Sherman Brown, whom he admired greatly.

Always a man of his word, Tom was loyal to friends, family and colleagues alike. He had a generous spirit and was good humored, always quick with a joke. He had an infectious laugh and a smile that lit up the room.

Tom’s convictions and integrity were his compass in life. He would help anyone, and in fact, dedicated his professional life to doing just that. Those who worked with him remember him as a consummate public servant, dedicated to responding to people and his community in their hour of greatest need–always without fail, and never with the expectation of accolades or thanks. For Tom, being of service to others, especially those in need, was simply the essence of his character.

Our lives will not be the same–but we are not diminished by his passing. We are better for having known him and his spirit will live on in all of those who loved him. His parents, in particular, take solace in knowing that Tom knew how much they loved him, how proud they were of him. And we know that Tom loved us, too. We will carry him in our hearts all the rest of our days.

Pallbearers are treasured friends: Taylor Bacon, Caleb Cheavens, John Dixson, John Gilbreth, Brook Harlan, Zach Ispa-Landa, Ryan Kanavich, Ben Parks, Abe Stebbing, Tim Sullivan, Brandin Turner and Mark Wax.

Tom is survived by his parents; his sister Alice Hurley of Kansas City; his brother Brian Hurley of Syracuse, N.Y.; many dear aunts, uncles, cousins, treasured friends, and his beloved dog, The Governor.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Innocence Project (www.innocenceproject.org) or the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri (www.sharefoodbringhope.org).

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 Saturday, July 6, 2019


Robert William Garrett, 84, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at his home with his wife of 61 years and other relatives nearby.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Memorial Funeral Home. There will be a time of visitation at the funeral home following the service. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery and will be private for the family.

Robert was born on Dec. 1, 1934, in Columbia to Lee O. and Ethel Coats Garrett, who preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Hickman High School and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1957 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an Air Force commission. He then worked at the Bureau of Reclamation in Denver as an E.E. until May 1958 when he was called up for active duty in the Air Force.

Robert and his high school sweetheart, Leslie Flynn of Columbia, were married on June 14, 1958 at the Harlingen Air Force Base chapel in Texas where he was assigned. During the next five years, he and Leslie lived in Harlingen and Biloxi, MS, and spent three years at Yakota AFB, Japan where Robert served as an Electronic Warfare Officer/Navigator. In 1963 they moved to the Cape Kennedy, FL area where Robert worked as an AF Operations Research Analyst.

Robert later worked for System Development Corp. in Florida, Washington D.C., and California before moving to the Washington, D.C. area where they lived for the next 19 years in Maryland and Virginia. In 1972 he was hired by the U.S. House of Representatives to manage the checkout and operation of the original Electronic Voting System for the House. He subsequently managed the development and operation of all the computer systems that supported the legislative process of the House of Representatives until his retirement in 1990. He designed and installed the drivers for the main displays showing member votes.

In 1991, Robert and Leslie returned to Columbia to help his widowed father who was in frail health. He was active in retirement, volunteering as a tax aide and Counselor for the AARP-TAX AIDE from 1993-2012 and was also a volunteer at the Boone Hospital Center and a frequent blood and platelet donor for the Red Cross. He was a prior President of the Show-Me Cosmo Club and a life member of the Mizzou Alumni Association.

Robert brightened the lives of his friends and family with his sense of humor and creativity. Robert and Leslie enjoyed traveling together and visited 49 states and 10 countries; additionally, Robert was in other countries during his Air Force years. He will be missed by many, especially his cherished wife and family members.

Robert is survived by his wife, Leslie, and two of Leslie’s three siblings whom he counted as his own, having known them since they were ages 2 to 12. They are Matt Flynn and wife Judith of Kansas City and Tim Flynn and wife Jane of Columbia. Other survivors include four nieces and two nephews and one uncle Russell Coats of Columbia, plus many cousins. His beloved sister-in-law, Michael Elizabeth Flynn-Basler, preceded him in death in Nov. 2018, but her husband, Jerry Basler, will be with the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, your local Humane Society, or to the choice of the donor.

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

Published Tuesday, July 9, 2019



Catholic Graveside Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 10 in Glendale Memorial Gardens, located at 104 S. Collier Street; Centralia, MO 65240. A local Celebration of Life and Friendship will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 at Hotel Baker, located at 100 W. Main Street; St. Charles, IL 60174.

She was born on Aug. 10, 1947 in St. Louis, to Melvin and Hilda (nee Pracht) Rievley.

In Charlotte’s early career, she was a Postulant for the Order of The Sisters of St. Francis in Maryville. She worked as an Administrative Dietician for most of her working life after leaving the convent.

Charlotte loved all kinds of crafts and loved to bargain shop. She paid incredible attention to detail in all things she did. She was a loyal volunteer for Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice for many years. To honor Charlotte’s memory, please do a kind deed and make a difference in someone’s life. Everyone needs to feel special!

Charlotte is survived by her siblings, Paul Rievley, Melinda Whitacre, Michael (Kimberlee) Rievley and Catherine (James) Peach. She has many nieces and nephews, and a sisterhood of really good friends. Her local friends took great care of her in her most recent years. Special thanks to Linda Reschke, Suzanne Spry and Peggy Lindstrom.

Charlotte is preceded in death by her parents and a dear friend, Jackie Wood.

Arrangements by Moss Family Funeral Home–St. Charles, IL 630-584-3000 or www.mossfuneral.com. 

Published Friday, July 26, 2019

Richard Kent Wyatt, 83, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at TriStar Medical Center in Hendersonville, Tenn.

There will be a celebration of Dick’s life in Columbia this fall.

Richard (Dick) Wyatt was born to Frank and Ella Wyatt on May 10, 1936. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1954 and went on to attend the University of Missouri, majoring in Business and Public Administration. While at MU he met his future wife, Jeannine Margaret Kay, who was attending Stephens College. They were married on June 9, 1956 in Chicago, Ill. They have two sons: Michael and wife Patty of Madison, Tenn. and Christopher and wife Suzanne of Old Hickory, Tenn.

Dick took over the family grocery business following his parents’ retirement. Later he and Jean opened another grocery store in Ashland. After he sold the stores he joined The Insurance Group, where he worked until his retirement in 2015.

Published Friday, July 12, 2019

Bradley Duane Beary, 63, of Columbia, passed away on July 10, 2019 at Boone Hospital Center. He was born in Boone County on August 3, 1955 to the late Tom and Dorothy (Turner) Beary.

Bradley graduated from Hickman High School in 1973. He grew up in the family owned business, The Bargain Barn, here in Columbia. He also worked other retail and office management positions over the years.

He enjoyed golfing, Mizzou Football, and reading. Brad was a life-long member of First Christian Church, serving as a deacon, deacon team leader, and board member. He was a member of the Columbia Pigeon Club for many years. His biggest enjoyment was watching his children and grandchildren participate in activities. Brad was a youth soccer and baseball coach. He was also an animal lover, but what he loved most was spending time with his family!

He is survived by his wife: Rebecca who survives in the home; daughter and son-in-law: Bobbi and Steve McCormack of Columbia; sisters: Jackie Beary of Columbia, Barbara (Frank) Brown of Las Vegas; mother-in-law: Wilma Mings of Columbia; grandchildren: Joseph and Lillian McCormack; several nieces and nephews; and his dog: Teddy. He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Dorothy Beary; son: Bradley Joseph Beary; and brother: Tom D. Beary.

Friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the First Christian Church with funeral services to be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jimmy Spear officiating. Interment will follow in the Columbia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church.

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 by Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin TX

Thomas Harold Rapp, III, 72 of Austin, passed away on July 13, 2019. Tom’s short term goal after being diagnosed was to live to his 35th wedding anniversary- he made it! He will be greatly missed by family and friends. A Memorial Mass will be held at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 4800 Convict Hill Rd, Austin, TX 78749, on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 1:00pm.

Thomas was born on February 22, 1947 in Columbia Missouri to Thomas H Rapp, II, and Helen (Curtright) Rapp. He was married on July 13th, 1984. Tom served in the US Navy, loved his family and friends, and enjoyed playing golf and bowling! Tom had a bachelor’s degree in education and retired from the Texas Department of Transportation where he worked in training and development.

He is survived by his wife of exactly 35 years, Jovita “Jodi”, Bentley- Rapp; son, William Rapp (Misty) of Raytown MO.; stepchildren, Elliott (Andrea) Bentley of Columbia, MO, Aaron Bentley of Austin, TX, Jennifer Rotert of Kansas City, KS; grandchildren, McKayla Obrist, Malena Obrist, Morgan Obrist, Riley Rapp, Alyssa Rapp, Dublin and Murphy Bentley; great-grandchildren, Andrew Thorpe, Jr., Ray Town, Ivy Rose Vinsonhaler, and McKenzie Jones. Thomas is preceded in death by his parents.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Jodi’s family and friends for always being there for her in times of need. Tom would not want any tears shed over his passing, but if you should shed a tear, let it be in that of joy and remembrance. This quote from Bobby Jones sums up Tom’s life, “golf is the closest game to the game we call life, you get bad breaks from good shots, you get good breaks from bad shots- but you have to play the ball where it lies”. This is who Tom was! We were a simple couple- when we exchanged gifts, they usually weren’t expensive, but they were ALWAYS special. In 35 years, my two favorite gifts were a plaque where Christopher Robin says to Winnie the Pooh, “If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 years minus one day so I never have to live without you”. The other gift was a picture of he and I with a saying at the bottom, “Once in a lifetime you meet someone who changes everything”.

Published Thursday, August 1, 2019

Louise Frances Atterbury passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the age of 100. Her life was a full one, reflecting and shaped by the love, joys, challenges and tragedies that were integral to her extended time on earth.

Louise was buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City on July 22. Arrangements for a memorial service are pending.

She was born in Columbia on Nov. 13, 1918 and raised there by her parents, Frederick T. Leebrick and Masie Goff Leebrick. As a six-year-old she was diagnosed with scarlet fever, which the local newspaper reported with the comment that “she is not expected to survive.” But, of course, she did, for 94 more years.

In her youth, Louise was an accomplished ballet, contemporary and tap dancer, who performed extensively throughout Missouri. After graduation from Columbia Hickman High School in 1936 she attended Christian College in Columbia and graduated in 1938 with a degree in dance. She studied and performed in New York for a period of time before returning to Columbia to join the dance staff at Christian. She also started what was then the only dance academy in the city.

Louise married her high school sweetheart Logan Atterbury on April 11, 1940. Her son Alan was born in 1942, about the time Logan joined the Army and went off to war as an Army Air Corps officer and pilot. During the war, Louise left her dance career behind and raised Alan alone in Columbia for five years until 1947 when Logan’s post war duties allowed him to return from Europe.

Upon Logan’s return the two embraced Logan’s military career and the related itinerant life. The family moved frequently, setting up eighteen households over the next twenty years, living in both interesting and mundane locations. Favorites were Falmouth, Mass., Colorado Springs, Colo. and Nagoya, Japan. Whatever the new destination though, she approached each move by expressing what became a family motto and theme: “Well, here we go, Adventures Again!” Her next step when the furniture arrived at the new destination was to have the home fully organized and livable almost as the movers departed.

After Logan’s retirement from the Air Force in 1967, the couple eventually moved back to Columbia and enjoyed a happy life involving travel, golf, gardening, and doting on grandchildren. Logan experienced a very disabling stroke in 1988. Thereafter, Louise was his daily caregiver, centering her own life entirely around his needs until he passed away in 2000. By that time the couple had moved to Foxwood Springs Living Center in Raymore, where Louise would continue to live until her own passing, all the while enriching the lives of the three generations of her family that followed her with stories stretching over the ten decades of her life. She regularly attended church services and lectures at Foxwood and until very recently continued her practice of at least annual trips to Naples, Fla. She never lost her lifetime appreciation for ballet, the beauty of flowers and gardens or her interest in keeping abreast of what was happening with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Louise enjoyed and loved her family to the fullest and they loved her back, all providing, in various fashion, much appreciated roles of concern and attention to her as she aged. This adoration was on grand display during a weekend of celebration of her 100th birthday last November, which she and her family thoroughly enjoyed.

In addition to Alan and his wife Mary, Louise is survived by her granddaughter Jenny and husband Ed Stevens, along with their children Logan, Henry and Alan (Buzz); grandson Andy and his wife Gwyn, and their children Prentice, Chase, Wesley and Sloane; and grandson David and his wife Lauren, and their children Baker, Woody and Rush.


Louise was predeceased by her sister Marie White and brother Frederick Leebrick.

Louise deserves her own place of remembrance among The Greatest Generation. Her family, for certain, will always remember her as such.

The family requests no flowers. Louise can be remembered by a small gift to the Louise Leebrick Scholarship Fund at Columbia College (the successor name for Christian College), 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia MO 65216 or The Fellowship of John at Foxwood Springs Living Center, P.O. Box 701, Raymore MO 64083.

Published Sunday, September 1, 2019

Paul Charles Nauert, age 52, of Santa Cruz, Calif., died on Friday, July 26, 2019 at home of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Paul was born Oct. 14, 1966 in Columbia, and was preceded in death by his parents, Charles G. Nauert, Jr. and Jean (Porter) Nauert.

Paul is survived by his husband, Robert Covington; his brother, Jon and wife Jessamyn Tuttle; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

Paul’s ashes were scattered in a private ceremony in Monterey Bay.

Memorial donations in Paul’s name may be sent to the ALS Association Golden West Chapter, PO Box 565, Agoura Hills, CA 91376.

Published Saturday, July 27, 2019

Linda Kay Ardrey, 71, of Columbia, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019 surrounded by family in Liberty.

A private family service will be held in the fall.

Linda was a lifelong resident of Columbia. She spent nearly 39 years as the office manager for Dr. Leland Pfefer. Upon his retirement, she went on to manage the office of Dr. Jill Murphy. Linda was passionate about her work and always talked about her “wonderful patients” who she considered family.

Many years were spent traveling the U.S. with her husband. The family also loved spending time at their getaway at the Lake of the Ozarks. Linda was an excellent cook who spent hours in the kitchen preparing delicious meals for her family. In later years, Linda became quite an expert at designing and creating beautiful wreaths and other crafts. She also spent many nights as “Nanny Uber” as she safely transported her grandchildren and their friends around Columbia while they were in college at Mizzou.

Family was everything to Linda. She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Schlager (Jeffrey) of Kearney and her son, Travis Ardrey (Jennifer) of O’Fallon. In addition, she was “Nanny” to seven grandchildren: Ashlee Dennis (Kel), Alisabeth Robinson (Eric), Austin Schlager (Madison), Allyson Schlager, Andrew Schlager, Jacob Ardrey and Samuel Ardrey.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Wilford Lee Ardrey; her parents; and her three brothers: Donald Sapp, Gary Sapp and Terry Sapp.

Linda was always full of life and willing to help people in any way that she could. As per her wishes, cremation services will be carried out by Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.

Published Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Dr. Frank Tull III, M.D., age 90, passed away at Parc Provence in Creve Couer on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Parker-Millard Funeral Home in Columbia. Interment will follow in the Cotton family plot at the Columbia Cemetery.

Born April 13, 1929 in Kansas City to the late Frank Tull II and Sabra Niedermeyer Tull, he grew up in Columbia. He graduated Hickman High School in 1947. He graduated from the University of Missouri with honors: Phi Beta Kappa and Cum Laude, earning a bachelor’s degree in zoology and premed. While attending the university he joined the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and later served as their president. He received a doctorate in medicine degree from Washington University and went on to specialize in orthopedic surgery. He served as a Navy flight surgeon at the El Toro Marine Base in California. He married Barbara Cotton of Columbia June 1, 1956. He was an orthopedic surgeon in private practice in Sikeston and then Muskogee, Okla.

Frank was a respected surgeon in his field, a topnotch bridge player and an expert fly fisherman. He was a great friend to many and a wonderful family man.

He is survived by his sister, Sabra Tull Meyer of Columbia; his and Barbara’s five children: Laura (Jeroen) Kok of Vancouver, Wash., Mary (Marc) Sarni of St. Louis, Frances Scriminger of Broken Arrow, Okla., Susan (Wade) Holloway of St. Louis and Frank (Stacey) Tull of St. Louis; 12 grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Cotton Tull (2006) and his granddaughter Kathleen Yukiko Tull (2016). He is also preceded in death by his companion from his later years, Patricia Hayes Drumm (2019).

Donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity and Shriner’s Hospital.

Published Thursday, August 6, 2019

Harold Reeder, 76, of Harrisburg, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at home surrounded by family.

Funeral Services will be at 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8 at Harrisburg Christian Church with Pastor John Gillman officiating. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time for the service.

Harold was born on April 11, 1943 in Columbia to Harold Sr. and Frances Rice Reeder. On Nov. 26, 1964 he married Reva Carey in Harrisburg. He was a graduate of David Hickman High School, where he participated in track as a sprinter. Harold was a printer, working at American Press, Kelly Press and retiring from the University of Missouri Printing Services in 2006. He attended Harrisburg Christian Church. Harold loved being outdoors where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and riding his motorcycle. He played softball well after his 60th birthday. He will always be known as a Master Joke Teller.

Harold is survived by his wife, Reva Reeder; four daughters, Terra Stone (Darrell) of Wylie, Texas, Leah Livingston (Jon) of Columbia, Kelly Palermo (Ken) of Columbia and Jessi Reeder-Hague of Harrisburg; a brother, Uless Reeder (Rita) of Columbia; a sister, Carolyn Cunningham (Jerry Samuels) of Hallsville; five grandsons, Brayden and Dalton Ballenger, Grant Hague, Bryan and Brandon Stone; two granddaughters, Alexus and Adyson Southworth; a great grandson, Aiden Hague; numerous nieces and nephews and Harold’s faithful companion, Lily, his Chihuahua.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, in memory of Frances Reeder or Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home.

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

Published Sunday, September 1, 2019

Merry Beth Hardy passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at the age of 72 after a long illness.

Merry did not want a traditional funeral, but the family will hold a memorial service from 2 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Stephens Lake Reichmann Pavilion in Columbia.

Merry was born on June 27, 1947 in St. Louis to the late Frank Thomas and Elizabeth Ann (Howard) Parker.

Merry spent her early years in Troy, before moving to Columbia, where she attended high school at Hickman High School and the University of Missouri Laboratory School, graduating in 1965. She then attended the University of Missouri at Columbia, receiving her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 1971.

After graduation, Merry married Joseph David Hardy. Shortly thereafter, Merry moved to Rapid City, S.D., and then Twin Falls, Idaho, where Merry practiced social work until 1975. She returned to Missouri, eventually coming to live in Fulton, and working at the Fulton State Hospital. In 1993, Merry moved to Webster Groves, and worked as a psychiatric social worker for the Missouri Department of Mental Health in St. Louis until her retirement.

After retirement, Merry became an antiques dealer, providing an outlet for her longtime love of antique china, linens and other collectibles. In 2006, she and Joseph moved to Howard County near Fayette, where they lived at the time of her death.

Merry was an avid genealogist and doted on her granddaughters and dogs. She also enjoyed gardening and fly fishing and had a lifelong love of books. She maintained a wide circle of friends, whom she often regaled with long, funny stories about her childhood and interesting genealogical finds. Merry was a lifelong Democrat.

Merry is survived by her husband Joseph; daughter Sarah Hardy and son-in-law Tony Thebeau; son Thomas Hardy and daughter-in-law Amelia; and grandchildren Sylvia and Lucy.

Merry was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Dr. John Parker and Rebecca Stephens.

Published Friday, August 9, 2019.

John E. Nichols, 75, of Lake Ozark, passed away at 2 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Lake Regional Hospital.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Faithbridge Church in Osage Beach, with a Celebration of Life at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11 at Casablanca on Bagnell Dam Blvd. John will be buried at New Salem Baptist Cemetery in Ashland.

John was born in Shawnee, Okla. to Virginia and Lawson Nichols on June 9, 1944. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1962 and received his Bachelor of Science from University of Missouri in 1970. He was in the US Navy from 1968 to 1970, serving during the Vietnam War. He worked at GTE and owned Nichols Management Team until he retired in 2009. John was a member of many clubs and organizations, but riding with the Patriot Guard was dearest to his heart.

John is survived by his wife Ginny Keesaman Nichols; his sisters Ann Douglas and Jane (Ron) Smith of Columbia; his children Christi (Scot) Dawson of Boonville and Clif (Dawn) Nichols of Columbia; their mother Betty Forbes Ghio; Ann (Jon) Larson of Lake Ozark; and many grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Lawson and Virginia Nichols; and wife Nancy (Bright) Nichols.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Honor Flight of Central Missouri.

Published Sunday, August 11, 2019

Rev. Larry David Warren, 69, of Columbia, passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the University of Missouri Hospital.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16 at Parker-Millard Funeral Service in Columbia. The Homegoing Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Parkade Baptist Church, 2102 N. Garth Ave. in Columbia. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Larry was born on Feb. 16, 1950 in Columbia to Charles Warren and Saidee Ellis Warren. He grew up in Columbia and graduated from David H. Hickman High School in 1969. Following high school, Larry took a full-time position with Water & Light for the City of Columbia, where he would work for the next 46 years until his retirement in 2017. Later in life, Larry went on to attend Western Bible College and Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, where he furthered his education and spiritual life. Larry served for many years in the Christian vineyard as a Junior Layman, deacon, minister and pastor. He currently was the First Vice Moderator of the Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist District. He was united in marriage to Lena Thompson, and later was united in marriage to Julia Butner.

He is survived by his wife, Julia Warren of Columbia; four daughters, Lamara D. Warren, Ph.D of Bloomington, Ind., Minister Larrita D. Warren of Atlanta, Ga., Ebony D. Butner of Memphis, Tenn. and Marsha D. Gremore (Matt) of Columbia; three sisters, Charlene Grant (Julius) of Chicago, Ill., Jackie Warren of Columbia and Rev. Mary R. Warren of Columbia; four grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charles H. Warren; one sister, Bonnie S. Gianquinto; and one nephew, Anthony Warren.

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 Thursday, August 15, 2019

Mary A. Whitesides, 62, died from complications for treatment of liver cancer Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Kansas City Hospice House.

A service of remembrance will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 13 at the Church of Christ, 201 S Fairview Rd, Columbia, MO 65203.

She was born March 16, 1957 in Grundy, the daughter of Walter Allen and Delores Elaine (Mellen) Strange.

Mary graduated from Hickman High School, Class of 1975, and attended both Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa and the University of Missouri. Mary was an excellent family photographer who worked several years for Olan Mills Studios, followed by a long career as a well-known dog groomer in the Kansas City area. She married her high school sweet heart, Steven Whitesides in 1977, and they divorced in 1992. Charles Randolph “Randy” Ewing was her loving companion until her death. Mary enjoyed fostering and caring for animals of all types. She also enjoyed working in her yard, fishing and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

She is survived by her mother (Harrisonville); her daughter, Nicole Meruvia and her husband, Andy (Virginia); her son, Walter Whitesides and his wife Jessica (California); sister Ruth LaHue (Columbia), sister, Judith Schieszer (Prairie Village, KS), sister, Janet Doubledee (Harrisonville), sister, Diana Short (Kansas City), sister, Gracie Sapp (Lake Ozarks), sister, Victoria Ridgeway (Fayette); three grandchildren, Leonidas and Athenna Whitesides and Sebastian Meruvia; and her loving companion, Randy (Kansas City).

Mary is predeceased by her father (1988), a sister, Nancy Dunagan (2017), and her brother, Joseph Allen (1962).

Those who wish to remember Mary in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, 5445 parallel parkway, KCKS 66104 or https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/HumaneSocietyofGreaterKans/OnlineDonation.html

Arrangements by My Secret Garden, 823 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201.

Published Sunday, August 18, 2019

Marlene Regan, 83, of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 surrounded by her family.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Marlene was born on May 5, 1936 in Columbia, the daughter of Earl and Margaret Barnes, who preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Hickman High School and was married on Dec. 18, 1954 to Frank Regan, who also preceded her in death. Marlene’s pride and passion was truly her family. She and Frank lived their lives and raised their family in Columbia, with the exception of a few years spent abroad in Germany while Frank served in the United States Army. Many happy years were spent country dancing, camping, fishing and travelling.

Survivors include her four children, Cynthia Daugherty (Jack), Angela Storvick (David), David Regan (Angie), all of Columbia, and Robert Regan (Christina) of Frisco, Texas; ten grandchildren, Scott Daugherty (Lisa), Erin Burri (Brett), Ashlee Kelly, Zach Regan (Casey), Tyler Regan, Cory Regan, Erika Storvick, Cayce Regan, Annika Storvick and Jarod Regan; five great-grandchildren, Braden Daugherty, Drake Daugherty, Anna Daugherty, Jackson Burri and Lucy Regan; and one brother, Tony Barnes of St. Peters.

She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Patsy Perkins, Bill Barnes and Hugh Barnes.

The family requests donations in lieu of flowers. Donations may be made to Hospice Compassus, 3050 1-70 Dr. SE, Columbia, MO 65201 or Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Published Friday, August 23, 2019

Bobbie Gene Nichols, 78, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at Elliot Hamil Chapel on 277 South, Abilene, Texas, with services following, officiated by his nephew Father Paul Flood of Atlanta, Ga. A full Military Burial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26 at Texas Veterans Cemetery 7457 West Lake Rd Abilene, Texas.

He was born on Feb. 1, 1941 to Florence Claxton Turner and John Nichols, and reared by his mother Florence and her husband Samuel Mason Turner in Columbia. He was a 1959 graduate from Hickman High School. Bobbie joined the United States Air Force in 1959, and married Mary (Molly) Teresa Robinson in 1962 after meeting her in Dublin, Ireland while working in the US embassy. He served two tours in Vietnam and one in Thailand. Bobbie was based in Cheyenne, Wyo., Del Rio, Texas, Alconbury, England, Dublin, Ireland, Rome, New York, retiring in Abilene as a Master Sergeant.

Bobbie and Mary (Molly) had two children, Mary Elizabeth Carrillo (married to David) and Samuel Christopher Nichols (married to Norma); grandchildren Cody Lassetter, Kyle Lassetter (married to Amanda), Lacey Jae Lassetter, Johnny Nichols and Molly aka Mars Nichols; great-grandchildren Logan and Liam Lassetter and Corrie Ann Lassetter. Bobbie has three sisters whom he adored and tried his best as a big brother to guide them in the right direction: Jackie Gail White (married to Will), Sammy Kay Porter (married to Jerry) and Ginny Lou Adair (married to David). Bobbie has numerous loved nieces and nephews from Ireland, Australia and Missouri.

Bobbie worked at Brinks as a security officer. Bobbie’s interest was old cars and a love for his 1965 Chevy pickup truck that he worked on with his son Samuel and left a note with the title just saying ...DONT SELL IT! He was a very good hearted person to all regardless of race or class. He was a true patriot and Trump supporter till the end.

Published Saturday, August 24, 2019

Michael Reyburn Judd, 74, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at University Hospital.

Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, Noon to 1 p.m., at Memorial Funeral Home. A graveside service where friends and family will be invited to share stories of Mike will be held at 1 p.m.at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Michael was born May 17, 1945 in Columbia, the son of William Glenn Judd and Helen Frances Rader, both of whom have preceded in death. In 1985 Mike was united in marriage to Rita (Malin) Judd who survives at their home. Mike was a computer specialist and retired from the University of Missouri. Mike was always generous, kind and ready to lend a hand to anyone in need. He liked taking road trips and being outdoors. He earned his Black Belt in Taekwondo.

Mike is survived by: his wife Rita; two daughters: Jessica Judd of Arizona and Sarah Judd and her husband Austin Fitzgerald of Columbia; one sister: Glenda Masters and her husband Tom of Columbia; and one brother: John R. Judd and his wife Angele of Fort Wayne, Ind.

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

Published Sunday, August 25, 2019

Robert Grant, 86, of Columbia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25 at Fairview United Methodist Church. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26 at the church. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Robert was born at home on March 1, 1933 in Boone County, the son of the late James Dorsey and Lillie Dea (Jacobs) Grant. He was a 1951 graduate of Hickman High School. Robert proudly served in the United States Air Force for four years, serving three years and two months in France.

He married Idamarie Baumgartner on May 24, 1959 and they had two daughters, Phyllis and Anna.

Robert worked as an inspector for P.M.A. (Production and Marketing Association), inspecting grain; Boone County Oil, delivering fuel, oil, and gas to farmers for six years; the University of Missouri Athletic Department in Grounds and Equipment for 10 years. He attended three bowl games at MU while employed there. Robert retired from the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital as a pipefitter of 22 years.

He enjoyed fishing, pheasant hunting, turkey hunting and vegetable gardening. He was known for growing the “Best” tomatoes around. He was a longtime member of the Sunrise Optimist Club.

Robert is survived by his wife, Ida of the home; daughters: Phyllis Grant, and Anna Roberts (Tim); granddaughter: Hannah Byrd (Dalton); sister-in-law: Roxie Grant; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Cecil Grant (Sue), Elijah Grant and David Grant; sisters: Mary Nall (Russ), Beatrice Smith (Glen) and Hazel Grant.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Fairview United Methodist Church.

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, August 28, 2019

Nancy Lee Adkins, 83, of Centertown, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of the donor’s choice.

She was born on May 28, 1936 in Sedalia, a daughter of the late John T. and Blanch V. (Fowler) Corley. Nancy was united in marriage to the late Donald Adkins on March 18, 1955, in Macon.

Nancy was a 1954 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia and attended Columbia College. She was a homemaker and also worked part time as a realtor for Gratz Real Estate and Auctioneering. Nancy enjoyed water aerobics at the YMCA, bowling, painting, doing crafts and decorating cakes.

She is survived by her children: Linda Jackson (Steve) of Jefferson City and Cindy Rudder (Paul) of Centertown; siblings: Bettie Burdick of Columbia, Ed Corley of Columbia and Joe Palmer (Shirley) of North Carolina; grandchildren: Jarad Roark (Vanessa), April Miller (Nick), Mary Ricks (Scott), Sara Osman (Bryce) and Kate Zumwalt (Tyler); seven great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; husband; in-laws; brother: John “Hop” Corley; and grandson: Brad Roark.

Arrangements are under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 (573) 636-3838.

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

Published Saturday, August 31, 2019

James R. Carter died Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Services for James will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 at Rock Bridge Christian Church, 301 West Green Meadows Road in Columbia; Rev. Sarah Klaasen presiding.

James was born on June 30, 1993 in Sioux City, Iowa. He graduated from Hickman High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri in 2017. He excelled in many things, including any sport he ever tried, cooking, and making friends.

James had the ability to put a smile on anyone’s face. He loved unconditionally and without reservation. He was well known throughout Columbia for his kindness and quick wit. James’ company was coveted, and anyone who got to spend time with him felt they were given a gift.

James was the son and fifth child of Roger and Ruth Carter. He was a devoted brother to his six siblings: Kelly (Seth) Hein, Mykle (Elizabeth) Clark, Rachel (Collin) Carter-Shadle, Jordan Carter, Anne Carter and Molly Carter. He was the best uncle to Sean-Liam, Shannon, Isla, Penelope, Finn and Joaquin.

James will be missed beyond measure.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/donate/.

Published Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Mark Stephen Heisner, 66, died peacefully Friday, August 30, 2019 due to complications from surgery.

He was born to Wallace and JoAnne Heisner on April 4, 1953. A life-long Columbian, he began to practice his comedic skills when he was the first grade class clown. Mark was active in theater, music and student politics at Hickman, and as an alum he helped organize class reunions. He continued his love of musical theater by enthusiastically serving on the board of PACE youth theatre program since its beginnings 16 years ago, often as president.

Mark founded Encore Group Travel in 1983. He especially loved organizing school band trips and senior trips because he said it was an opportunity to give small-town kids their first introduction to the wider world. He was a devoted father to his daughters Paige and Olivia Heisner. Mark married Natalie Finke in 2008. She and his daughters were with him when he passed away two days after their eleventh anniversary.

All who knew Mark will miss his quick wit and kindness. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Cathy. He leaves behind his daughters, Paige Heisner (Manuel Moreno) of Santiago, Chile and Olivia Rousseau (Nick) of Columbia. He will also be missed by his sister Susan Heisner Beekman, his brother Phil Heisner and his nephew Joshua Harlan (Lindsy Keaton-Harlan) and family.

There will be a small gathering at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5. Please email markhmemorial@gmail.com for more details about the event.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PACE, 511 E Walnut St. #1325, Columbia, MO 65205.

Published Sunday, September 7, 2019

Gerald Dean “Jerry” Curry, 84, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Columbia.

Services will be held at a future date at Jacksonville Veterans Cemetery.

Jerry is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jesse Lee Curry, Sr. and her three children, Sherry Holland (Ron), Jesse Lee Curry, Jr. (Susan) and Steve Curry, Sr. (Tracey). She is adored by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit and beautiful smile.

Arrangements by Columbia Cremation Care Center.

Published Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Jean Danley, aged 78, formerly a long-time resident of Columbia, passed away peacefully at her home in Lenexa, Kan. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Dr. in Columbia.

She was born to the late Rube and Estelle Fenton on March 23, 1941. She spent more than 70 years in Columbia before relocating to Lenexa to be closer to her family, due to early onset health issues.

Jean was a devoted member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She enjoyed being with family, whom she loved very much. Although she wasn’t a fan of cooking, she loved to bake with her grandchildren. Jean was a loving wife, mother and friend.

In her last years of life, her sickness progressed and she grew weak, but never once did we question her strength—a true testament to her character.

Jean is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ralph Danley; their two daughters; seven grandchildren; and several other loving relatives and close friends.

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

Published Friday, September 20, 2019

Waldo Elsworth Palmer, Jr., 80, formerly of Columbia and the state of Pennsylvania, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 in Centralia.

Private services will be held at the Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville. There will be a gathering of friends and family from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Moss Building, located at 1905 Hillcrest Drive, Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area in Columbia.

Elsworth was born at Noyes Hospital in Columbia, July 3, 1939, to Waldo E. and Nannie Mae (Fenton) Palmer. Affectionately known as “Pemo,” he attended Ridgeway Elementary, Jefferson Junior and Hickman High schools, graduating from Hickman in 1957. He proudly served in the United States Air Force, his last base being in Wichita, Kan. During this time, he married Elizabeth Brown and worked for Beech Aircraft. They moved to Sharon, Pa., where he worked for National Castings as a steel worker. Elizabeth passed in 1974. Elsworth briefly moved back to Columbia, where he worked as a telephone contractor for GTE, then moved to Greenville, Pa. There he attended the New Apostolic Church where he met and married Nancy Porter. After her passing, he returned to central Missouri, settling in Mexico. Two recent highlights of his life were attending his 60th high school class reunion and the honor and joy of participating in a Central Missouri Honor Flight.

He is survived by his sisters, Betty Ruth Palmer, Eva Sue Calvin and Martha Palmer, all of Columbia; two brothers, Don Palmer of Mexico and Charles (Sally) Palmer of Centralia; six nieces, Tara Cox, Lori Rourke, Mia Metscher, Sheri Anderson, Kim Hatfield and Cathy Mundy; numerous great-nieces and nephews; two great-great nieces; and many cousins.

In addition to his parents and spouses, he was predeceased by grandparents Richard E. and Ruth Palmer, and Vincil and Eva Fenton; a brother, Joel Aldus Palmer; an infant brother, Ralph Waldo Palmer; and a sister-in-law, Beverly (Miller) Palmer.

In the spirit of his memory and for fun or duty, consider traveling along the country roads, including the river road in southern Boone County, and watch for deer and other wildlife; find a creek to wade in, help a scout earn a merit badge, salute and thank a veteran, sing a favorite hymn, and dance to a country song!

Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Elsworth’s memory are asked to consider contributing to the Central Missouri Honor Flight (CMHF), 1400 Forum Blvd., Ste. 7-A, Box 334, Columbia, MO 65203.

Published Friday, September 20, 2019

Delores Cornell, 84, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at her home in Columbia.

Friends and family will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at First Baptist Church with a funeral service following at 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Delores was born on Nov. 16, 1934 in Columbia to Ralph and Fern (Rowland) Williams. She married James A. Cornell on July 8, 1953 in Columbia.

Delores was a lifelong resident of Columbia. She graduated from Hickman High School and attended Christian College. She worked for Columbia Public Schools for over 20 years, spending most of her career as an administrative assistant at Hickman High School.

Delores was a member of Hickman Classmates Lunch Group, and Hickman Employees Lunch Group, which she enjoyed greatly.

Delores is survived by her husband Jim, of the home; one daughter, Brenda Cornell of Lees Summit; two sons, Larry Cornell (Patty) and Don Cornell (Karen), all of Columbia; five grandchildren, Tim Cornell (Kasey), Patrick Cornell (Christina), Chris Cornell (Georgie), Tyler Cornell and Aubrie Cornell; great-grandchildren, Dean Cornell, Marty Cornell, Austin Cornell and Lucy Cornell; and Truman, her cat.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Fern Williams.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Tricia, Gloria and the entire Hospice Compassus team.

Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Hospice Compassus, 3050 Interstate 70 Drive SE Suite 100, Columbia, MO 65201.

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 Sunday, October 20, 2019

James Franklin Lane passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the age of 82.

Jim was born and raised in Columbia. He was a graduate of Hickman High School (Class of 1955) and went on to receive both a Bachelors and Master Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church, Columbia. For full details please go to www.hutchensfuneralhomes.com.

Published Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Frederick John Groves Jr. passed to the Light with a brother and sister holding his hands Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Harry S. Truman VA hospital where they provided the most persistent and loving care.

Memorial services for Frederick John Groves Jr. will be lead by Rev. John H. Rice at St. Luke’s Methodist Church, 204 E. Ash St. in Columbia on Saturday, Nov. 2. Visiting will be at 10 a.m., Services at 11 a.m. with repast to follow.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie A. Howard Groves McGrath of Columbia and father, Frederick John (Buddy) Groves Sr. Of Fair Play.

He is survived by three sisters: Mary Ann Groves, E. Jane Rogers with husband, Steve, Carolyn J. (Sparky) Edington and three brothers: Robert D. McGrath, Michael Groves, and Rex A. Groves with wife, Kasey.

In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to celebrate his life can make a donation in his name to St. Luke’s Ministries which serves the hungry and otherwise needy.

Published Sunday, November 3, 2019

Patrick Clifford Chrouser, 79, formerly of Columbia, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City.

Friends will gather to celebrate his life at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Memorial Funeral Home.

Pat was born in Menominee, Mich. on June 3, 1940 to Clifford Chrouser and Mildred (Schwartz) Chrouser. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Shirley Diane Chrouser; and four brothers, Tom Chrouser, Jim Chrouser, John Brunstrom and Richard Brunstrom. Pat is survived by three children, Tim Chrouser, Laura Lindsay (Tony) of Hallsville and Andrea Chrouser of Haymarket, Va.; and grandsons Dalton Lindsay (Kristin) of Kansas City and Logan Lindsay of Hallsville.

He was a Hickman High School graduate (Class of 1957) and served in The United States Air Force (1957-1962). After returning from duty, he returned to Columbia where he worked for the Gas Company and later GTE, where he retired after 27 years. After sampling retirement, he decided to continue working and was employed by the University of Missouri for seven years. Pat and Diane later moved to Decatur, Ala., where he worked part-time at Home Depot, followed by their final move to Foley, Ala. to enjoy sandy beaches and palm trees.

Pat was a hardworking man, with a foundation built on integrity and lived by the concept of “paying it forward.” In his spare time, he would spend hours gardening and working in his flowerbeds, polishing a Chevy Street Rod in the garage or just sitting and reading old western books in his recliner or bird watching from the patio. He was also an avid coin collector, deer hunter and fisherman, hobbies that he shared with his grandsons.

Pat will be missed by all that knew him, but there is peace in knowing he is now reunited with his beloved wife, Diane, and surrounded by family and friends once again.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Medical Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit, 4401 Wornall Rd. Kansas City, MO 64111.

Published Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Harold Sontag, 79, of Columbia, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at home surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Harold was born on Jan. 6, 1940 in Columbia to Thomas and Phala LeFever Sontag, and they preceded him in death. Harold graduated from Hickman High School. On July 6, 1958, he married Clara Hoffman in Columbia, and she survives. He was a member of the Huntsdale Baptist Church. He retired from the University where he was the Operations Manager of the Hearnes Center, known as the “White Haired Boss.” He enjoyed showing ponies and miniature draft horses. He also enjoyed spending time at the Lake on his boat. Harold and Clara raised five grandchildren as their own children.

Harold is also survived by two daughters, Debra M. Smith (Jim) of Moberly and Teresa Bradley of Columbia; siblings, Iola Grant (Bob) of Columbia and Roy Sontag (Marshia) of Vanceboro, N.C.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and three great great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles William Sontag and Fred Asbury; a great-grandson, Ryder Dean Curtis; and son-in-law, Milton Cram.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hickman High School Sontag Scholarship or Huntsdale Baptist Church, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202.

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

Published Friday, October 18, 2019

Joshua Michael Friedrich, 22, of LaCrosse, Wis., formerly of Columbia, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019, due to complications from Juvenile Diabetes.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Fairview Cemetery.

Joshua was born on Oct. 10, 1997 in Columbia to John and Stacie Windsor Friedrich. Joshua graduated from Hickman High School as a National Honor Society member. He attended Webster University Conservatory and later transferred to Viterbo University to pursue his degree in Musical Theater.

He was a member of the All State Choir two times and President of Kewpies Stage Players. Joshua lettered all three years of high school in Musical Theater and Acting. His sophomore year, he received the Rising Star Award, and the next year received the PTSA Award. His senior year, he became a member of the Hickman Fine Arts Hall of Fame, received the Hall of Fame Joyce Walker Scholarship (In Theater), received the Charley Blackmore's Class of ’63 Scholarship and the Outstanding Musical Theater Scholarship. He was a member of the International Thespian Society–Troupe #5568.

Joshua was a member of the National Speech and Debate Team, winning first in NSDA Districts with his speech partner and traveling to Nationals in Salt Lake City.

He received the award for Advanced Placement for Music Theory. He performed in over 40 shows with the following theater companies–TRYPS Children’s Theater, CEC, PACE, Talking Horse Productions, Columbia College Summer Arts Intensive, Hickman High School, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theater, Maples Repertory Theater, TRYPS Institute at Stephens College, Webster University and Viterbo University.

Joshua had an amazing musical talent and an overwhelming love of music. He was a people person. He loved doing karaoke and enjoyed the “Bite Squad” job.

Josh loved the city life in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco and St. Louis but even more so, he enjoyed the outdoors and being one with nature! He loved hiking on nature trails and camping, spending time with family and friends and going on long car rides to see the sites. He was also an avid video gamer and loved playing video games with his gamer friends--especially Zelda!

Joshua is survived by his parents, John and Stacie; two sisters, Suzanne Friedrich of Mountain View, Calif. and Christine Friedrich of Columbia; paternal grandparents, Robert and Louise Friedrich of Boonville; maternal grandmother, Beverly Blackwell of Columbia; great grandmother, Connie Windsor of Columbia; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was also survived by his beloved cat, Milo.


He loved everyone deeply and unconditionally. His light will shine in our hearts forever. We miss you already.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or to fund a musical theater scholarship in Josh’s name (checks to be made to Stacie or John Friedrich) c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202.

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

Published Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Mary Grace (Gracie) Kircher, 92, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 at The Lodge near Fayette.

Visitation for Gracie will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Howard Funeral Home. Funeral Services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Howard Funeral Home with Rev. Roger McMurry officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Mary Grace Ankrom Kircher was born Oct. 23, 1926 near a town called Shaw in Boone County, the daughter of Ora and Abbie May “Griffin” Ankrom. She graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia in May of 1945. Upon graduation, she was employed by MFA Insurance in Columbia until her marriage to Leroy Kircher, Jr. on Feb. 26, 1949. They were married for 62 years. Gracie and husband Leroy had a dairy farm in Boone County until September 1961 when they moved to New Franklin, and farmed in the Howard County bottoms and fed cattle until retirement. She enjoyed fishing, raising chickens and picking up pecans and walnuts but most of all her grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons Randy (Gayle) Kircher and Kendall (Lisa) Kircher; grandchildren Teresa (Cody) Martin, Daniel (Paige) Kircher, Brad Kircher, Abby (Josh) Graver and Sam (Travis) Crowley; and six great-grandchildren.

Mary Grace is preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Kircher, Jr.; her mother, Abbie Ankrom; her father and step-mother, Ora and Bess Ankrom; and her sister, Thelma Halbert.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

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

Published Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Becky (Lindsey Covington) Paneck, 66, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Boone Hospital Center. She was born in Wichita, Kan. to Bill and Rosemary Lindsey on Nov. 23, 1952. Both have preceded her in death.

Becky is survived by her husband, Jim Paneck, and they were married Oct. 1, 2011 in Columbia.

An only son, John (Allison) Covington, of Herrin, Ill. also survives, born from a previous marriage to Mick Covington. Grandchildren Willa and Reid Covington of Herrin also survive, along with several step-children and step-grandchildren.

Becky was the firstborn of five siblings: Cindy Durnil (Terry), Columbia; Brad Lindsey (Kay), Jefferson City; Mike Lindsey (Angeline), Columbia; and Tom Lindsey (Cyndi), Columbia, and all survive.

A graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, Class of 1971, Becky went on to have a long career and retirement as a Sergeant in law enforcement with the Columbia Police Department, becoming only the second female police officer on the Force at that time. She went on to work for Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, a Fiscal Assistant at the University of Missouri, a Formal Criminal Justice Department Chair at Bryan College in Columbia, an Adjunct Instructor at Missouri University of Science & Technology, and a Case Manager at Nora Stewart Learning Center, also in Columbia. She served as an Advisory Board Member for Tigers on the Prowl, she herself submitting a tiger made from paper mache with photos or badges of 671 officers that have died in the line of duty in Missouri. She also designed the artwork used for the plaque for Molly’s Miles, a charity that honors the survivors of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. She also designed a Missouri Tiger canvas print entitled “Fire in His Eyes.”

Becky studied Business Management at Stephens College; Fine Art at William Woods, and Adult Continuing Education Delivery and Curriculum Design at the University of Missouri.

Becky was a true giver of herself to others. Her fierce determination to make a difference in the world and to all who were touched by her generosity, varied talents, and love will not soon be forgotten or replaced. She was truly one of a kind and simply ‘a bucket of love.’ Known fondly to her siblings as ‘the old hen,’ she will be truly missed by all.

Arrangements will be handled by Columbia Cremation Care Center.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at Woodcrest Chapel in Columbia.

Published Friday, November 1, 2019

Aline Anderson McKee, 76, of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019. He was born in Boone County on the Family Farm.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 with the Funeral service following at 11 a.m. at Parker Millard Funeral Service, with Interment at Mount Woodland Cemetery near Fayette.

He was married to Freda Williams McKee and is survived by his daughter, Traci McKee of Hawaii; son, Christopher of Columbia; grandchildren, Kionia Williams and CJ Robinson of Dallas; sister, Gloria Collins of Texas; brother, J.T. Basket; Aunt Mamie Carter of Columbia; several nieces, nephews, family and friends. Al was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Michele; grandson, Richie Allen Coleman; mother, Dorothy; Father, Aline; and brother, Charles McKee.

He attended Midway Heights and graduated from Hickman High School. He attended Automobile Body Reconstruction Trade School in Kansas City. After a few years Al opened his own Auto Body Shop in Columbia. After retiring, he last worked for O’Reilly Auto Parts.

He was a very active member and Stewart Pro Tem and Deacon of Mount Woodland A.M.E. Church.

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 Thursday, October 31, 2019

Harold Richard Elder, 81, of Columbia, passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, October 28, 2019 at home, with those who loved him and those he loved by his side.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 with funeral services to follow at 3 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Entombment in the mausoleum will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Richard was born Aug. 25, 1938 in Boone County, the son of Roger W. Elder and Helen Roy (Gossett) Elder Grissum, who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage in Columbia on Feb. 5, 1960 to Carolyn Sue Rhodes, who survives. Richard went to work at age 13 in the hay fields, and worked for several companies around Columbia until he was employed by Twin City and Airborne Express, where he retired after 30 years. Richard loved hunting, fishing and country music shows.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters: Sheri Elaine Malm of Columbia, Lori Louise Madoll (Terry) of Minnesota and Kelli Sue Bias of Columbia; one son: Richard Earl Elder (Angela) of Herman; 11 grandchildren: Chuck Aust, Corey Aust, Steven DeVore, Stephanie Key, Jessica Pollock, Skylar Bias, Jordan Aust, John Michael Bias, Haley Aust, Cheyenne Elder and Ayden Elder; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by two half-brothers: Wayne Grissum and Robert Grissum; his sister: Marilyn Martin; and an infant brother: Eugene Elder.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home.

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

Published Sunday, November 24, 2019

Bill Brooks died peacefully with his wife by his side on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the age of 88.

A Celebration of Life/Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at The Club at Old Hawthorne. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bill’s life.

Bill was born in Columbia on Oct. 17, 1931 to Church and Nellie Brooks. He was the youngest of six siblings. Bill graduated from Hickman High School and then served four years in the United States Army from 1949-1953. He then went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in Arts and Science from the University of Missouri. He was also a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity at the University of Missouri, 1956.

Bill was married to Susan D. Brooks on Nov. 16, 1962, and they lived in Columbia until 2016 when they moved to Fountain Hills, Arizona.

He is survived by his children, Blake J. Brooks, wife Lilli, Belinda J. Suggs, husband Michael and Bradley J. Brooks, wife Jenny. Bill is also survived by his grandchildren, Chandler Suggs, Zane Brooks, Grace Brooks, Seth Brooks, Mary Brooks, James Brooks and Lillian Brooks.

He is preceded in death by grandson, Lucas Brooks, and his parents.

Bill had a career in the printing business working for Kelly Press, Fleming Printing and Universal Printing.

Bill was very passionate about supporting his Mizzou Tigers every chance he had. For over 50 years, Bill and Susan held the same football seats at Faurot Field.

Over the years, Bill was active in the Chamber of Commerce, Young Democrats, Lions Club and the VFW. Bill served as President of the Tiger Quarterback Club, as well as a Charter Member of the Three Point Club, and served as a member of the Extra Point Club. He also was involved with fundraising for Columbia College and Stephens College over the years.

Bill was also a proud partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at 2609 East Broadway Street, Suite 119, Columbia, Missouri 65201.

Arrangements are under the care of Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop West, Columbia, MO 65202.

Please visit www.MemorialFuneralHomeColumbia.com/ to leave condolences for Bill’s family and friends.

Published Thursday, November 14, 2019

Patrick “Pat” L. Mitchell, 77, of Knox, Ind., passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019, in Valparaiso, Ind.

Friends will be received from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at Braman & Son Memorial Chapel in Knox, Ind. Services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Braman & Son, with Rev. Bruce Bennett officiating.

Pat was born Saturday, May 23, 1942 in Columbia, Mo., son of the late Barton Mitchell and the late Mary Virginia (Rodgers) Victor.

On Oct. 11, 2001, Pat married Jill Rallis, and she survives.

Pat was a great entrepreneur and owned several businesses including the Mitco Group in Illinois, The Country Kettle, Cold River Cattle Farms and the Anchorage at Bass Lake, Indiana. He was one of the leading foundation members of Love Inc. Pat was a member of the Republican party and election board. In Past’s past time, he enjoyed fishing and collecting anything interesting and antiques. Pat was a former football player at the University of Missouri and a huge football fan. Pat’s greatest passion was enjoying his 30 acres and pond and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Jill Rallis, of Knox, Ind.;son, Mike Mitchell of Oswego, Ill. and his children, Teddy, Vicki, Emily, Katie, Mike and Lexi; daughter, Abby and Jim Sheehan of Flossmoore, Ill., and their children Jack, Patrick and James;daughter, Amy and Sandy Culbertson of The Villages, Fla., and their children Shelby and Abigail; and mother-in-law, Mary Rallis of Knox, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Barton Mitchell and Virginia Victor.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Published Sunday, November 17, 2019

Evelyn June “Grandma June” Tipton, 90, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 at Parkade Baptist Church, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

On a farm that is now part of the Vichy Airport in Maries County, June was born to Webster E. and Pearl N. Boyd on Dec. 8, 1928. She grew up in Columbia and attended school there. On Oct. 16, 1946, June was united in marriage to James B. “Jim” Tipton until his passing in 1992 from cancer. To this union were born five children, of which four survive.

June’s great claim to fame was ushered forth in the kitchen where she found her passion in life, feeding people, especially children. Those skills lead to her being awarded a Master’s Degree in Cinnamon Rolls from the University of Missouri. That degree hung proudly in the kitchen until just recently. After serving as Chief Cook and Bottle Washer at the CDL class on campus, her cooking fame spread all across the world. Many a parent paid tribute to the fact that their macaroni and cheese was not as good as Grandma June’s.

She is survived by three sons, Wayne, Austin and Al; daughter, Adajane Burnett; brother, Mark Boyd; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and numerous great-step-grandchildren.

June is preceded in death by son, Melvin; beloved husband of 46 years, Jim; mother, Pearl, and step-father, Austin C. Wood; father, Webster; and siblings, Robert and Imogine.

Grandma June leaves a legacy of many, many friends and people whose lives have been touched by her love and quick wit. For someone whose highest level of education was a GED obtained only after all her kids had graduated from high school, she had the ability to touch and shape lives one meal at a time.

Go rest high on that mountain, Grandma June, your work on Earth is done.

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

Published Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Linda Nichols Ricketts, formerly of Columbia, passed away on Nov. 19, 2019 in Atlanta, Ga.

She was born on Nov. 27, 1947 and was a graduate of Hickman High School.

She is survived by husband, George; brother, Larry Nichols; son, Mike Ricketts; daughter, Kim Flessas; step-daughter, Christine Ricketts; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Tammy Nichols Olsen.

No services will be held.

Published Sunday, November 24, 2019

James Gilbert Daly, 100, of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at his home.

Visitation will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Memorial Funeral Home, with funeral services at 2 p.m. and burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

James was born in Columbia on June 27, 1919, the son of Ben Daly and Mary (Gilbert) Daly. He was a graduate of Hickman High School, class of 1939. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was stationed in Europe and North Africa. He was awarded two bronze stars. On Aug. 19, 1956 he was united in marriage to Delores (Amer) Daly, who survives at the home.

James was employed by the Columbia Missourian as a pressman. His great joy was his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be remembered fondly as a fun Dad. He enjoyed taking his family on road trips, visiting numerous states and parks. He enjoyed teaching his kids to hunt and fish. He enjoyed reading, especially history books.

James is survived by his wife: Delores; his children: Glenda (Dave) Bono of Fulton, Janie Mills, Mary Daly, Jim Daly, all of Columbia and Joseph (Kristin) Daly of Jefferson City; six grandchildren: Shelby (Jim) Mitchell, Sarah Bono, Gabe Bono, Katie Mills (fiancée, Zach Andrews), Jared Daly and Kara Daly; two great-grandchildren: Adam and Andrew Mitchell; one sister: Norma Cottle; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. Tania Mantle has been his long-term caregiver.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings: Oretha Mayfield, Betty Hardin, Clyde Daly, JoAnn Smarr, Kathleen Daly and Wally Daly.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Apraxia Kids and the Central Missouri Humane Society, in care of Memorial Funeral Home.

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

Published Sunday, December 8, 2019

Jerry Dale Snell, 79, of Brandon, Miss., formerly of Columbia, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Miss.

A memorial service honoring the life of Jerry will be held at a later date.

Jerry was born Feb. 25, 1940, in Columbia. He was the son of the late Harry William Snell and Thelma Brown Taylor. On Feb. 13, 1960, he married Marilyn Lear and she survives of the home.

Also surviving are his son, Coy Snell of Madison, Miss.; grandson Logan Snell and daughter-in-law Tammy Snell of Hallsville; three sisters, Donna Cornelison of Palisade, Colo., Brenda Bramblett of Fayette and Staci Snell of Higbee; and his loyal companion, Dobbs.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by son, Britt R. Snell.

Jerry graduated from Hickman High School in 1959. He worked as a supervisor for National Advertising Company, erecting interstate signs throughout the United States. He owned a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Snow Low, Ariz., and earned the White Glove award presented by Col. Harlan Sanders. He owned restaurants in Arizona and Missouri.

He moved to Brandon, Miss., where he was employed by Rankin Medical Center as a chef specializing in formal dinners for the doctors, staff, administration and doctors’ wives auxiliary. He later moved to Hermann, Mo., where he owned and operated a Bed and Breakfast for several years before finally retiring in Brandon, Miss.

Jerry enjoyed photography, fishing and family genealogy. He also always had a rescue dog.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Ministries, Inc., 450 Town Center Blvd., Ridgeland, MS 29157.

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2019

Leslie (Les) William Morrow, 64, of Columbia, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Columbia Manor.

Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Parker-Millard Funeral Service. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at Parker-Millard Funeral Service. Interment will follow at Columbia Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 6, 1955 in Arbyrd, the son of the late Myron Morrow and Opal Ennis. On June 9, 1985 he was united in marriage to Eva Sokoloff, who was the love of his life, and she survives at the home.

Les was a 1973 graduate of Hickman High School. Throughout the years he worked at the restaurant that he and his wife operated, was a karaoke disc jockey (which he loved doing), and for most of his career he worked as a Quality Controller for Honeywell. Les enjoyed singing, bowling, collecting Coca Cola memorabilia and traveling. He was the life of the party and loved making people laugh.

He is survived by his wife Eva; two children: Michael Morrow (Melissa) and Jamie Morrow; two brothers: Gary Morrow and Robert Morrow (Mickey); four grandchildren: Makayla Morrow, Madalynn Morrow, Joshua Morrow and Brinley Morrow; and a host of other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Myron and Opal; and a brother, Myron Lee Morrow.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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.       
  
   





































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