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love truly never die
year by year the sad memorial wreath--
and flowers, types of life and death--
upon their graves.
is she who has a dear one dead
she has whose face will never change,
communion that will not grow strange.
of a life is death.
no death, nor change, nor any ending.
journey, and so many go
who stay at length discern the blending
two roads, two breaths, two lives, and so
the high and quiet knowledge that the dead
ourselves, made beautiful instead.
"Readings on the Philosophy of Death"
Unknown, from "Poetry For Verse Speaking Choir"
by, Helen D. Williams
COURTESY OF "THE
COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE"
Mary Lou Grant Ballenger,
Class of 1956, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at Boone
Sandra Lee Crawford Highbarger,
Class of 1960, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2022.
David Neil Wilson, Class of 1982, passed away
on December 4th, 2022 at his home in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Dorsey Rudolph Martin, Class of 1943, passed
away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Boone Hospital.
Frank P. Blakemore, II,
Class of 1962, passed away Friday, December 9, 2022, at Hedrick Medical
Center, Chillicothe, Missouri.
Wayne Silvey, Class of 1981, passed away Friday, December 9, 2022.
Gary Page, Class of 1972, passed away
Thursday, December 8, 2022, at Boone Hospital Center, in Columbia.
Sharon Kay Painter Franklin, Class of
1967, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2022 in Independence, Missouri.
Michael T. Moore, Class of
1967, died at Boone Hospital Saturday, December 3, 2022.
Brenda Ruth Strawn Betz, (Class
of 1970), passed away Friday, December 2, 2022 at Heritage
Hall in Centraila, Missouri.
(Hoffman) Barnes-Scott, Class of 1960, passed away on Thursday,
November 24, 2022.
Smith Jr., Class of 1959, passed away on Thursday, November 24,
Mary Lynn Collins Patton,
Class of 1961, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
Tracy Lee Garrison, Class
of 1988, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at her home in
Winora Bernice Burks Moreau,
Class of 1947, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022 in Columbia.
Susie Gaynell Marshall Simon, Class of
1961, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2022, in Dallas, Texas.
Earlene Anne Horton Holman,
Class of 1954, passed away in Abilene, Texas Saturday, November 5,
Sharon Ruth Riley Pena, Class of
1971, passed away Sunday, October 30th 2022.
Judith Ann Henry Morris, Class of 1965, passed
away Sunday, October 30, 2022 at Columbia Manor Care Center in Columbia.
Norma Dean Bennett, Class
of 1952, died Saturday, October 29, 2022.
Bruce Harty Beckett, Class of 1965, passed
away Friday, October 28, 2022.
William “Billy” Jesse Baker,
Class of 1977, passed away Monday, October 24, 2022, at his home in
Susan Denise Jensen
Kempf, Class of 1977, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2022.
Bobby G. Clark, Class of 1965, passed
away Thursday, October 20, 2022 in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Jacqueline Annette Thrower,
Class of 1977, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at the Northwest
Houston Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Rufus Blair Long,
1963, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at Boone Hospital Center
Melvin G. Sapp, Class of 1952,
passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at the Harry S. Trumans Veterans
Hospital in Columbia.
David Michael "Mike" Lancaster,
Class of 1968, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2022.
Anita Marie Nienaber Howard,
Class of 1957, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022.
Anika Elaine Bacon, Class of 1997, passed away
Monday, September 26, 2022.
Daniel (Danny) Douglas Melloway,
Class of 1956, passed away Monday, September 26, 2022.
Karen Duncan Teeter, Class of 1960, passed
away on Friday, September 23rd, 2022, in Lexington, NC.
Ronald James Crouse, Class of
1959, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022.
Sharon Reed Bosch,
1963, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
Mitchell Earl Acton, Class
of 1976, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at his home in
Shettlesworth Sprouse, Class of 1964, passed away Monday, September
Judith (Judy) Ann Jacob Creasy,
Class of 1955, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2022.
Tim S. Vanatta, Class of 1968, passed away
Thursday, September 8, 2022 in West Melbourne, Florida.
Johnnie W. McBaine Jr.,
1963, died at home Saturday, September 3rd, 2022, in Largo, Florida.
Darrell Wayne Wainscott, Class of
1960, passed away Monday, September 2, 2022 at the Neighborhoods in
Patricia (Patsy) Regan Brown,
Class of 1945, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at The
Neighborhoods in Columbia.
Roger William Niebruegge,
Class of 1971, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2022, at The
Neighborhoods in Columbia.
Joseph Bradley Mahan III, Class
of 1958, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2022.
Judith Crane Denney, Class of 1961,
passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Alan Ray Willis, Class of 1982,
passed away at his home in Columbia, Sunday, August 7th, 2022.
John T Barnes III (Jay),
1963, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022 in Sedona, Arizona.
Kevin Kraff, Class of 1987,
passed Saturday, July 27,2022 in Los Angeles, California.
James “J.D.” Roberts, Class of
1958, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at his home in Columbia.
Dennis F. Sapp, Class of 1965, passed away
July 22, 2022 at his home in Columbia.
Polson Hopper, Class of 1956, passed away in Suffolk, Virginia
Thursday, July 21, 2022.
Miriam Dyak, "Suzanna Weinberg",
1963, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022.
Bruce Rumsey, Class of 1974,
died Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Las Cruces, NM.
Cary Dean (“Bud”) Thorp, Class of 1953,
died Monday, July 11, 2022 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Kennard Ray Critchfield,
Class of 1960, passed away at his home in Boonville, Missouri, Monday,
July 11, 2022.
Michael Frank Maupin, Class
of 1972, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Boone Hospital in
David Earl Bryant, Class of
1987, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2022, at his residence in Paducah,
Yvette Hunter Griffin,
Class of 1982, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Boone Hospital in
Eric Scott Evans, Class of
1978, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Columbia.
Lydia Pickard Schoene, Class
of 1977, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022.
Carl Justin Hinshaw, Class
of 1975,passed away at his home in Boonville, Missouri, Sunday, June 19,
Edwin Lee "Ed" Andrews, Class
of 1978, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
Richard ("Rick") Northup, Class of 1975, died
Saturday, June 11, 2022 in Columbia.
Daniel Knight, Class of 1985,
passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022.
Ernest "Ernie" Ray Chick,
Class of 1966, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022.
Kimberly Gail Winter-McGhee,
Class of 1980, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022.
Don Edwards, Class of 1954,
passed away at Wesley Woods Care and Rehab Center in Waco, Texas,
Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
Harold Eugene (Squeak) Harmon,
Class of 1960, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the University of
Elmer Eugene McQuitty,
Class of 1966, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Boone Hospital
Todd Eric Irelan, Class of
1992, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Boone Hospital Center
Jay Merlyn Elliott, Class
of 1943, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in a retirement home in
Peter Daniel Spies,
Class of 1962, passed away at his home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin Tuesday,
April 26, 2022.
John R. Forbis, Class of
1980, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022, at his home in Columbia,
James Thomas Watson (Tom),
Class 0f 1956, died
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at his home in Columbia, Missouri.
Henry Dale McBaine, Class of
1959 of Boonville, Missouri, passed Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
Raymond Walker Hayes, Class
of 1960, passed away Monday, April 11, 2022, at Boone Hospital Center in
Lena Pearl Davis Grant, Class
of 1956, passed away Friday, April 8, 2022.
Charlene (Char) Kay Pickens,
Class of 1968, passed away Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 at
University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
Gary Michael Cannaday, Class
of 1962, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2022 at his daughter’s home in
John Clifton Cleek, Class of
1968, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022.
Clifford “Cliff” Dale Colter, Class of 1964,
passed away Friday, March 11, 2022, at Valley Baptist Hospital in
Jack E. Oliver, Class of 1942,
passed away Sunday, March 6, 2022.
Gross, Class of 1967, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2022.
Paul "Larry" Etnire, Class of 1962, passed
away Thursday, March 3, 2022 at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada.
David Alexander Dalton, Class
of 1968, died Monday, February 28, 2022.
Marti Jean Sigsbee, Class of
1968, died Sunday, February 27, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar
George W. Bremer, Class of
1961, passed away, Friday, February 25, 2022.
Patricia “Trish” Taylor Moreau,
Class of 1966, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022.
Catherine Lynne Romano-Hutchison, Class of
1972, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022, in Largo, Florida.
Velora Bess Cross Walkowicz, Class of 1973,
passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022.
Margaret Dallas Cheavens Danley, Class of
1965, died in Fairhope, AL on Saturday, February 19, 2022.
Sam Paul, Class of 1961 passed away Friday, February 18, 2022 in
Melinda Ann Rievley Whitacre,
Class of 1974, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2022 at her home in
Bowling Green, Missouri.
Gail Worth DeBord,
Class of 1953, died Tuesday, February 15, 2022.
Tremaine, Class of 1968, passed away Monday, February 14, 2022.
Wanda F. Payne Closser, Class of 1964,
passed away Sunday, February 13, 2022, at her home in Auxvasse,
Shirley Ann Cleveland
Shadrick, Class of 1953, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2022.
Kenneth Leon Stephens,
Class of 1947, passed away at his daughter’s home on Thursday, February
Marilyn Miller Young,
Class of 1948, passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.
Roy Lee (R.L.) Hoefer, Class of 1955, passed
away Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at the Bluffs Retirement Home in
John Robert Jutton,
Class of 1955, passed away, Saturday, February 5, 2022 in Allen, Texas.
1963, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2022 at the University of
Louis McCoy"Stubby" Danley, Class of
1954, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at his home in Linn
Edward St. Clair Walker, Jr,
Class of 1951, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2022.
Nadine Baumgartner Owen,
Class of 1946, passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at her home in
Justin Thomas Foley, Class of
1991, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2022.
Ralph J Danley, Class of 1955, passed away on
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 in Shawnee, Kansas.
Olivia Grace Boughton,
Class of 2019, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022.
Billy Don Ballew, Class of 1948, died
Saturday, January 15, 2022 in Moberly, Missouri.
Forrest Edward (Sonny) Perkins,
Jr., Class of 1966, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
Alan Roco Mitchell, II, Class of 1996,
passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Capital Regional Hospital in
Jefferson City, Missoui.
Peter Langosch Breece, Class
of 1994, passed away Friday January 7, 2022 at Boone Hospital.
Mary Elizabeth Jones Hill,
Class of 1970, passed
away Thursday January 6, 2022.
Warren "Mort" Mordica, Class of 1950, passed
away Thursday, January 6th, 2022 at his home in Columbia.
Keith Sumner, Class of 2021,
passed away Monday, January 3, 2022.
Elizabeth “Jodie” Clark Calvert, Class of 1953, passed away Sunday,
January 2, 2022, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach,
Joseph Charles Petsel,
of 1970, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Boone County
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Posted online on January
Charles Petsel, of Columbia, Missouri, a caring uncle, brother, son and
dog dad, passed away at the age of 71 on January 1st, at 2:15 am at
Boone County Hospital.
He was born in Iowa City, Iowa to Coral
and Joseph E. Petsel on September, 21, 1950. He is survived by siblings
Randy Petsel, Cheryl Williams, Ramona Wayne, and Joe Carrone; and nieces
and nephews Kristy Hampton, Jimmie Petsel (daughter Izzy), Rebecca
Williams, Randy Dale Petsel (sons Blake and Blane), Jennifer Hicks,
Valerie Theberge, Paige Baxter, and Hannah Carrone.
graduating from Hickman High School, Joe took up photography and loved
taking pictures, especially of nature and his dog.
Joe knew many
people and all had an experience or memory with him on a river or
stream. He was always one to watch while floating with, whether he was
trying to spray you with his water gun or helping another family member
flip your canoe. He loved his family and spending time with them and
telling old stories. More than life itself, he loved his animals who
held a very special place in his heart.
Memorial Services will be
held 4 p.m. Saturday, January 8th at The Revolution Church on Leslie Ln.
in Columbia, MO. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Columbia Humane
Society or the animal shelter of donors choice.
Mr. Petsel are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR,
611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. (573) 636-2424.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.WoodsMemorialServices.com.
Posted online on January 03, 2022
“Jodie” Calvert, age 86, of Gravois Mills, passed away Sunday, January
2, 2022, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born
July 18, 1935, in Russellville, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Clemons
I. and Velma E. (Ward) Clark.
On August 19, 1954, in Columbia,
Missouri, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, William
For many years, Jodie worked as a secretary for
Hickman High School in Columbia.
Jodie was a member of the United
Methodist Church in Columbia.
She was an avid bowler and a member
of the Laurie Area Women’s Bowling Association from 1980 to present.
There, she served as past president and was the secretary for over
In her younger years, Jodie enjoyed camping
and going to derby’s. She always looked forward to traveling with Bill.
Together, they visited all but three of the fifty states.
will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her
husband, Bill, she is survived by her daughters, Brenda Winscott of
Columbia, Missouri, Cheryl York and husband Dale of Rocheport, Missouri,
Sandy Bowerman of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Susan Sontag and husband
Jim of Barnett, Missouri; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren
with two on the way; her sister, Jane McDivitt and husband Gary of
Minneapolis, Minnesota and many other relatives and friends. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Clark and
sister, Judy Felt.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.,
Saturday, January 8th, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach
Chapel. Graveside services and interment will follow in Garber Memorial
Estates. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.,
Saturday, at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be left
online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction
and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.
Posted online on January 07, 2022
Keith L. Sumner was
born on Sept. 3, 2002 in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the son of Lloyd and Barbara
Sumner. Keith moved from Ardmore, OK to the Columbia MO area in 2016. He
was a student at Hickman High and had just completed his first freshman
semester at the University of Missouri. Keith was active in the Hickman
band; recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout with BSA; and enjoyed
cooking, birdwatching, and composing and recording his own digital
Keith had strong work ethics and worked as a Shift Manager
at Pickleman’s for several years and recently started as a part time IT
tech as he transitioned into college.
Keith’s life ended abruptly
in a tragic automotive accident on January 3, 2022.
survived by his parents, sister Jennifer Wolf and her husband Joseph
Mangieri, uncle Kenneth Sumner Jr., uncle David Potts & wife Anne Marie,
uncle Daniel Potts & wife Regina, aunt Tammie Phillips & husband Ron,
grandfather Kenneth Sumner Sr., great aunt Bonnie Roberts, girlfriend
Kamryn Kreitz, and many other family members and close friends in MO and
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 15,
2022 at the Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church with
viewing/visitation starting at 10-11am, services and interment 11-12pm,
and a memorial luncheon afterwards.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 East Ash
Street, Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153.
Posted online on January 12, 2022
Mordica, 89 of Columbia, passed away Thursday January 6th, 2022 at home
with his family.
He was born January 31st 1932 in Columbia to
John and Frances Mordica. He enlisted in the Navy in 1950 in the Korean
During his life he worked as a carpenter then went into the
autobody field for 18 years. He was an avid gardener, cook, father,
arrowhead and mushroom hunter and a fishing fool. He loved the outdoors
and being with his family. Warren married Zula Williamson on May 16th,
1958. Together they raised 8 kids.
He is survived by all 8 kids:
Steve McSwain, Greg McSwain (Mary), Darrel McSwain(Teresa), Ronda
Quigley, Tina Fountain, Jr. Mordica, Tammy Mordica and Tim Mordica and
one sister Gail Perkins. He has 10 grandkids, 14 great grandkids with
one on the way. He had many nieces and nephews. Warren was loved by
many. Preceded in death are his parents John and Geneva Mordica, wife
Zula, brothers Gene, Beck, Bill and his sisters Edith and Fay and his
grandson Ron Acton.
A private interment will be held later.
Warren Elliot leaves behind a good name and lifetime of memories. He
was a lifetime fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Mizzou Football.
Published by Cater Funeral Home, 1520 E
Rollins, Moberly MO 65270 on January 8, 2022
Mary Elizabeth Hill,
69, of Moberly passed away unexpectedly, Thursday January 6, 2022. She
was born October 26, 1952 in Columbia to John T. and Rose (Cook) Jones
She is survived by her children Tammie Burchell and her husband
Gary, Kelly Kitchen and her husband Damon all of Huntsville and Tommy
Gessling of Forrest Green, MO, a brother Chuck Jones of Columbia, 2
sisters Janice Wasinger of Moberly and Patricia Strader of Westminster,
CO, 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents,
2 brothers Bobby Strader and John Edward Jones.
spending time with her family and friends. She spent her time doing arts
and crafts, quilting, and taking trips to the casino. Her family will
miss her deeply.
Per her request, there will be no public
services at this time. Cremation With Care, a service of Cater Funeral
Posted online on January 11, 2022
Breece, 46 of Columbia, passed away Friday January 7, 2022 at Boone
Hospital. Visitation will be 10 a.m. -11 a.m. Thursday January 13, 2022
at Faith Baptist Church, 3909 Brown Station Rd, Columbia, MO 65202 with
a Memorial Service celebrating Peter’s life beginning at 11 a.m.
Peter was born on April 29, 1975 in Columbia, the son of Frederich Peter
Breece and Sandra (Blumer) Breece. On December 18, 2010 he was united in
marriage to Tamara (Hartle) Breece who survives.
Peter was a
devoted husband and loving father. He was employed in the restaurant and
retail business. He spent the last 12 years working for Wal-Mart. He
enjoyed bowling in a league, playing card games with his friends and
listening to music. He was an active member of Liberty Baptist Church
for over 25 years. He loved God. He loved his country but most
importantly he loved his family.
Peter is survived by his wife:
Tammy; their son: Peter Arthur Breece; his siblings: Andrew Breece; Suni
McConnell; Emily Breece and a host of cousins; nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents: Bobby Lee and
Betty Jean Breece.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 3501 Lansing Ave, Columbia, MO
Online condolences may be made at
Posted online on January 15, 2022
Alan Roco Mitchell,
II, 43 of Columbia passed away due to Covid-19 at Capital Regional
Hospital on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Family and friends gathered to
celebrate his life.
Alan was born in Columbia, the son of Alan
Roco Mitchell and Debra Worley. He attended Columbia Public Schools and
graduated from Hickman High School. He graduated from the College of the
Ozarks with a degree in education. It was there that he met his future
wife, Bethlehem Mills. Upon returning to Columbia Alan built a career
with the Columbia Police Department first as a booking officer. After
attending the Law Enforcement Training Institute and receiving his
police license he became a fulltime police office. He worked all the
patrol shifts, a downtown foot beat, an evidence technician, and as a
He then entered a second career as an over the road
truck driver for Prime Trucking. He loved driving and it gave him many
Alan leaves behind his beloved wife Beth,
three daughters whom he adored, Emily, Molly, Alyssa; his mother Debra
Mitchell; his father Alan (Sheryl) Mitchell; two sisters Heather, Dawn;
one niece Ramona and one nephew James. Alan will be remembered fondly by
Online condolences may be made at
Posted online on January 15, 2022
(Sonny) Perkins, Jr., 73, of Columbia, MO passed away Wednesday, January
12th. Funeral Service will be 10am, Tuesday January 18 at Memorial
Funeral Home with burial to follow in Nashville Baptist Church Cemetery.
Friends may gather at Memorial Funeral Home, Monday from 3-6pm.
Sonny was born March 1, 1948 to Forrest and Florence Salmon Perkins. He
was a 1966 graduate of Hickman High School where he was active in the
FFA and served as the Chapter President. He worked for several years
with the University of Missouri as a Master Plumber. He also worked as a
plumber for many years with Fairway Construction. He loved to fish and
spend time with his friends at the River Cabin. He enjoyed riding his
motorcycles, and raised two Parakeets; Big Al and George.
survived by his daughters, Mony Perkins, Windy Leighton, and Sunny
Perkins; sisters; Linda Rodabaugh, Connie Mann, Carol Shubert, and the
twins Rock Perkins and Jo Whitworth; ten grandchildren, seven great
grandchildren, and a loving extended family, many nieces and nephews and
many dear friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Food
Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri 2101 Vandiver Dr, Columbia, MO
Online condolences may be shared at
Posted online on January 19, 2022
Billy Don Ballew,
90, of Columbia, Missouri died on January 15, 2022 in Moberly, Missouri.
Born December 5, 1931, in Murry, Missouri, son of Elgin and Marie
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Wilborn Ballew, sons
Warren Ballew, Glenn Ballew, Steven Ballew, step-son James Storms
(Lori), step-daughter Tammy Calcote (Ralph), six grandchildren and
sisters Janet Wilson and Marjorie Van Horn. He is preceded in death by
his parents, sister Willowdean and brothers Eugene, Richard and Ronnie.
He graduated from Hickman High School at age 16. He served in
Germany as an Army Corporal Technician performing diesel engine repair
during the Korean War. He farmed in the Murry and Hallsville area. His
hobbies were John Deere tractors and playing competitive chess and
checkers with his step-son and grandchildren who will dearly miss their
Pawpaw Billy. He loved to eat ice cream and always said that he liked
just two kinds of pie, cold and hot.
Posted online on January 19, 2022
Boughton, 21, Columbia, passed away unexpectedly on January 17, 2022.
Visitation will be from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 21, 2022
at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will follow the
visitation at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Olivia was born on October
18, 2000 in Mesa, Arizona, the daughter of Brian and Clover (Chenoweth)
Boughton. Olivia graduated from Hickman High School and attended Sam
Brown Cosmetology School. She was employed by Varsity Nails as a nail
tech in Columbia.
Olivia loved the outdoors, the sunshine, the
woods and her favorite place the Missouri River. Her smile, bubbly
personality and a laugh nobody can forget. She loved her cats, spooky
haunted places, her friends and family meant everything to her!! She was
a diehard Raider fan! Olivia was a free spirit who needed to be set
She is survived by parents, Brian (Gretchen) Boughton and
Clover (Roger) Helmka, all of Columbia; Brother, Zachary Boughton of
Columbia; sister, Bethany Chenoweth of Columbia; grandparents, Deborah
Black of Columbia, Dennis and Julie Boughton of Chicago, Illinois, Randy
and Cathy Chenoweth of South Carolina and several aunts, uncles and
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, c/o of Bach-Yager Funeral
Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202..
condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at
Submitted by Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory
& Memorial Park Cemetery/Columbia
Mr. Ralph J Danley
AUGUST 18, 1937 – JANUARY 19, 2022
Mr. Ralph J Danley, age 84, of
Shawnee, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Ralph was
born August 18, 1937.
Ralph graduated from Hickman High School
of Columbia MO in the Class of 1955.
Fond memories and
expressions of sympathy may be shared at
www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com for the Danley family.
Posted online on January 28, 2022
Justin Thomas Foley,
49, of Columbia, Missouri, died on January 20, 2022, of complications
from kidney cancer.
He was born on January 20, 1973, in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Nancy (Epperson) Foley and Tom Foley. He moved
with his family to Topeka, Kansas, in 1976, and then to Columbia,
Missouri, in 1988.
Justin graduated from Hickman High School in
1991 and from Columbia College in 1997, with a BA in history and
political science. He married Laura (Ryan) Foley on October 19, 1996.
Their son, David, was born in October 2012.
He is survived by his
mother, Nancy, of Columbia; father, Tom, of Tallahassee, FL; wife,
Laura, and son, David, both of Columbia; brother, Trevor, sister-in-law,
Kami, and nieces, Teagan and Tenley, of Holts Summit; and countless
other loved ones who have been touched by his wit, his huge heart, and
his helping hands.
The burial will be private, but a celebration
of life is planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers,
donations are suggested to the Ellis Fischel Patient Assistance Fund or
the Food Bank for Northeast and Central Missouri.
be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms-to
choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's
own way.-Viktor Frankl
Arrangements are under the direction of
Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 East Ash Street,
Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for
the family at
online on January 29, 2022
Owen, 93, of Ashland, passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at her
home surrounded by her family. Nadine was born on April 7, 1928 in Boone
County, Missouri, the daughter of Noah and Mary Fern (Short)
Nadine attended Hickman High School, graduated from
Senn High School in Chicago, Illinois, and had some college courses.
Nadine was married to Stanley M. Owen on August 17, 1946 in Columbia,
She was a homemaker, a seamstress for the public from
1964-2000, and a reweave for Pucketts in Columbia from 1965 to 1978. She
was an avid gardener, and loved spending time with family.
was survived by her sons: Ralph Owen, David Owen, both of Columbia, Paul
(Karen) Owen of Ashland, Timothy (Sandra) Owen of Shawnee, Kansas,
Samuel (Michele) Owen of Ashland, Stephen (Valerie) Owen of Columbia;
grandchildren: Rachel, Christina, Stacy, Shelley, Marsha, Joe, Paulette,
Brad, Daphne, Michael, Kayla, Nathaniel, Andrew, Linsey, Sara, Larissa;
and 27 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents,
her husband, Stanley M. Owen, daughter, Ruth Ann (Owen) Obrien,
siblings: Irene Borah, Margaret Vandiver, August Baumgartner, Albert
Baumgartner, Nona Mae Renfro, Bill Baumgartner.
family will be received from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a funeral
service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022 at Nilson-Millard
Cremation & Burial Center, with Pastor Richard Todd officiating.
Interment will follow at Barnes Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to Barnes Cemetery Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nilson-Millard Cremation &
Burial Center, 5611 E. St. Charles Rd.; Columbia, MO 65202. (573)
474-8443. Online condolences may be left for the family at
Posted online on January 31, 2022
Edward St. Clair
Walker, Jr, 88, of Columbia, MO, passed away on January 25, 2022. Ed was
born at Lee Hospital in Fayette, MO, on July 6, 1933, to Edward St.
Clair Walker, Sr. and Helen (Sumpter) Walker. Ed grew up in Fayette and
Bunceton. His family moved to Columbia when he was 10.
graduated in 1951 from Hickman High School. He attended the University
of Missouri for three years and studied landscape architecture and
In 1956, Ed began his service in the U.S. Army. He
had his basic training in Ft. Lewis, WA, and then attended the
Quartermaster School at Ft. Lee, VA, until 1958. He returned to Columbia
in 1958 and continued serving in the Army Reserves until 1962. While in
service he was on the Rifle Team and received medals for his
marksmanship. Ed frequently said he “shot skeet with the Colonel and the
General and drove both their wives to take them shopping.” He ran the
NCO Club and “saw a lot of action but never any combat.”
and operated Walker’s Appliance Store in downtown Columbia in the 1950’s
and 1960’s. He later was employed by the local phone company, GTE, for
twenty plus years. He retired from the phone company as a Switchman –
helping to maintain the inside office equipment.
Ed was a member
of Columbia Elks Lodge #594 and the Columbia Philatelic Society.
Ed was passionate about “the farm.” From doing hay, his trucks, fixing
things, cows, dogs, cats, goats, sheep, horses, and gardening – he loved
it all. Attending auctions was another passion, and many auctioneers
knew him personally. He was known to have a beer or two with the
neighbors and even his favorite goat at one time. He could also show
everyone his favorite dance – the jitterbug – much to the delight of
some of his kids’ friends.
Ed is survived by his wife, Jean
(Storm) Walker and his sister, Carol “Jerry” Wasem of Chicago. He is
also survived by four daughters: Julie (Stan) Frink, Jennifer Bray,
Jacque (Troy) Brake, Jessica “Shorty” Walker, and one son, Jon Walker.
In addition, he is survived by nine grandchildren: Jake (Kelley) Frink,
Amber (Chris) Vroman, Katie Frink, Justin Wright, Elle Bray, Dakota
(Teran) Brake, Bella Brake, Attis Veros, and Eddie Reddy. Ed had 12
great grandchildren, a nephew, cousins, and extended family who he also
Ed was preceded in death by his parents and one
son, William Edward “Teddy” Walker, who died in infancy.
of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Mt Pleasant Christian
Church, Baldridge Alumni Association, or the charity or organization of
A celebration of Ed’s life will be postponed until
later this year.
Online condolences may be made at
Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home
15 Clint Avenue
Camdenton, MO 65020
It is with
great sadness that we announce the death of Louis McCoy Danley of Linn
Creek, Missouri, who passed away on January 26, 2022, at the age of 85,
leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends can send flowers
and condolences in memory of the loved one. Leave a sympathy message to
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76, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at the
University of Missouri. No services are planned.
Carter J Burton
was born October 2, 1945 in Moberly, MO, the son of Jay and Mary Frances
Carter Burton. He worked for many years for JC Drywall and was very
accomplished at his craft. He loved spending time with his wife white
water rafting and he loved spending time with his friends in the “Good
Old Boys Club”.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Melissa
Counts Burtn, his two daughters Ashley Counts of St. Louis, MO, and
Lindsey Mueller (Daniel) of Columbia, MO, one Brother Bob Guthrie
(Suzanne) of Columbia, MO, his sister Beverly Carmichael of Boonville,
MO, his niece Jennifer Allen of Mexico, MO, his nephew Jeff Carmichael
of Boonville, MO his cousin Mary Guthrie and two grandchildren Dawn and
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Arrangements are under the direction of HT May & Son Funeral Home.
Submitted February 2022 by everloved.com
John Robert Jutton
beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and
friend died peacefully on February 5, 2022 in Allen Texas.
was born on October 11, 1936 in Little Rock Arkansas. He graduated from
Hickman High School in Columbia Missouri and graduated with a bachelor’s
degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. He married Cecille
Mignon Clements on February 21, 1960 and were married for 58 years and
they had three daughters (Kelley, Becky and Jenny) where they lived for
over 20 years in Saint Louis Missouri.
Preceded in death by
William L. Bradshaw, Doris C. Bradshaw, wife Cecille Mignon Jutton,
sister Jane Blankenship (sister), Fredrick Jutton (brother), Thomas
Jutton (brother) and Jessica Anne Castle (granddaughter).
survived by Bill Bradshaw (brother), Kelley Mathis (daughter), Becky
Fisher (daughter) and Jennifer Shipman (daughter) and his grandchildren,
Alex Bichel, Cole Castle, Austin Castle, Jena Fisher and John Fisher and
his four great grandchildren Quinley Castle, Addie, Casen and Cohen
Castle and his nephews Bill Blankenship, Rick Blankenship, Andy Bradshaw
and Carrie Bradshaw and grandnephew Zach Bradshaw.
John had a
successful career in journalism starting with the Associated Press and
eventually retiring after many years in Public Relations at Fleishman
Hillard. Post his retirement, John and Mignon bred and raced
thoroughbred horses at “Jutton Farms” in Millstadt Illinois and
Wentzville Missouri before moving to Texas in 2006.
passion in life was for his family, his many German Shepherds,
thoroughbred horses and his extensive travel to all four corners of the
world. John was a devoted husband, father, son, grandfather, great
grandfather, uncle, great uncle, and dear friend to many.
will be remembered as a loyal friend and his devotion to his family.
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Roy Lee (R.L.) Hoefer,
84, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2022, at the Bluffs Retirement
Home in Columbia, Missouri. R.L. was born in St. Louis, MO, on May 23,
1937, to Letha Belle Farthing Hoefer and Lee Roy Hoefer. R.L. had one
brother, Thomas Durwood Hoefer. Their family later moved to Columbia,
where Durwood and R.L. attended and graduated from Hickman High School.
R.L. was very active in sports, which he loved throughout his lifetime.
He was an especially big fan of the Missouri Tigers and Kansas City
Chiefs! Following high school, R.L. enlisted in the United States Navy
in May of 1955, where he served as a dental tech and in the Honor Guard
at Arlington National Cemetery, until he was honorably discharged with a
good conduct medal in May of 1958.
R.L. first met the love of his
life, Marilyn Jones, when he returned home from the U.S. Navy and began
doing construction work. They were introduced by his sister-in-law,
Shirley Hoefer, with whom Marilyn worked at Jesse Hall. Marilyn had just
completed two years at Christian College and two years at Mizzou, where
she graduated with a degree in education. She went to Colorado to teach
while R.L. attended Mizzou. When they could grab some time together,
they enjoyed jitterbugging and often went on country drives. R.L.
proposed to Marilyn after he finished college with a degree in
education, and she accepted. They were married in Colorado (where
Marilyn was teaching) on June 10, 1967. They subsequently moved to
Kansas City, and ended up in their family home where they raised their
children and remained for over 50 years, from February of 1969 through
July of 2021. They loved children and adopted their two much-loved
children, Kimberly Michelle Hoefer (Elton) of Springfield, MO and Mark
Preston Hoefer of Kansas City, MO.
Throughout their adult life,
they often enjoyed months with Marilyn’s sister, Lynda Brooks of
Cordoba, Tennessee. Their best friends were always Jo and Dave Harper
and Ruth and Ron Woods. With these two couples, they lived in Kansas
City, and shared an apartment complex, as well as Lake places (cabins)
on the Lake Road 535, just outside of Laurie. They enjoyed relaxing
while spending time with family and friends, barbecuing and boat riding.
R.L. was preceded in death by his parents, and brother and
sister-in-law. He is survived by his wife, two children, and one
grandchild, Erin Michael Elton, of Springfield. He is also survived by
his niece, Karen Hoefer, as well as by many dear friends and cousins,
several of whom have blessed us by being here this week. R.L.’s passing
has definitely left a void in our lives, but we are all blessed by
wonderful memories of time spent with him, many of which will be shared
at our celebration of his life, to be held in the Welcome Center at The
Community United Methodist Church, located at 3301 West Broadway on
Sunday, February 27, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. A parking lot and entrance is
located on the north side of the building. Following the celebration of
life, there will be an informal gathering at the home of Julie
Kammerich, 4002 Daylily Ct., Columbia, MO.
R. L.’s body will be
cremated and interment will take place on Friday, February 25, at 2:00
P.M. at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Memorial Funeral
Posted online on February 16, 2022
Young, 91, of rural Fayette, passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.
She was born November 21, 1930, in St. Louis to Senator Roy D. Miller
and Nelle Cogle Miller. Marilyn’s family made Columbia their permanent
home when she was in elementary school. Marilyn was named Homecoming
Queen at Hickman High School, graduating in 1948. She received an
associate’s degree in 1950 from Stephens College, then transferred to
the University of Missouri where she was a member of her beloved Kappa
Alpha Theta sorority and received a bachelor’s degree in fashion
merchandising in 1952.
Marilyn met the love of her life, Robert
Overton Young, in 1949 at the Missouri State Fair. They married on
August 31, 1952, at First Christian Church in Columbia. They moved to
Kirksville in 1953 when Bob received a commission as 2nd Lt in the Air
Force, serving as an aircraft controller. Upon Bob’s release from active
duty in 1955, the couple relocated to a family farm northeast of Fayette
where they raised their family. They remained completely devoted to each
other for more than 67 years until Bob’s death on January 10, 2020.
Upon moving to Fayette, Marilyn attended Central Methodist College,
obtaining a degree in education. She created the home economics program
at Clark Middle School and taught at Fayette High School, retiring after
20 years. She had a second career as travel director for Commercial
Trust Co. in Fayette and Callaway Bank in both Fulton and Columbia.
Together, Bob and Marilyn led groups on trips all over the world and
travelled extensively due to Bob’s involvement in Lions Club. They
enjoyed these years immensely, making many friends and memories along
Marilyn was an active volunteer in many capacities,
serving as Cub Scout den mother and Girl Scout leader to being named the
first woman to serve on the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation board
of directors. She served on the advisory board for Children’s Mercy
Hospital in Kansas City and was a long-time member of Kappa Alpha Theta
advisory board and corporation board. For multiple decades, Marilyn was
a member of Linn Memorial United Methodist Women, UMW Lydia Circle, LTS
Club, Couples Club and two local bridge clubs.
survived by three children: Rob Young and wife, Nan, of Fayette; Mindy
Young of Columbia; and Lindsay Young Lopez and husband, Robert Bennett,
of Columbia; four grandchildren, Sam Young, Elizabeth Bennett, Ben Lopez
and Kate Lopez. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Young;
an infant daughter, Dawn; sister, Mary Frances Brightwell; brother, Dr.
LeRoy Miller; and son-in-law, Anthony Lopez.
Services will be
held on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Linn Memorial Methodist Church in
Fayette with visitation at 1:00 p.m. and funeral at 2:00 p.m.
lieu of flowers, it was Marilyn’s wish that memorial contributions be
directed to the Bob and Marilyn Young Legacy Fund at Ashland Cemetery.
Located south of Fayette, historic Ashland Cemetery is the final resting
place for generations of families with connections to Howard County.
Contributions may be mailed to: Richard Baskett, President, Ashland
Cemetery Association, 5474 Bittergreen Lane, Columbia, MO 65202.
Posted online on February 16, 2022
Stephens, 92, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home on Thursday,
February 10, 2022. Kenneth was born in Columbia, Missouri, on April 13,
1929, the first child of Leon P. and Eva T. (Woods) Stephens. He
attended Hickman High School where he participated in football and
Kenneth graduated high school in 1947 and joined the U. S.
Army in July of that year. 18 months later he returned to Columbia,
remaining on Inactive Reserve. In 1949, he went to work for the U.S.
Postal Service in Columbia as a letter carrier. In 1950, he was recalled
to active duty by the Army and served in Korea during the Korean War. In
1951, he returned home and returned to work at the Post Office.
On September 9, 1952, Kenneth married Nellie Sue Hinshaw (also a
Columbia native and 1947 graduate of Hickman High School), eloping to
Arkansas to avoid shivaree. They remained in Columbia and celebrated 69
wonderful years of marriage in 2021. They had two children, Glenn L.
“Steve” and Kena Sue Stephens. Kenneth was a wonderful dad, encouraging
and supporting his children’s sports activities, interests, and other
Kenneth retired from the U. S. Postal Service in 1984
after 35 years of dedicated service and after becoming the Assistant
Postmaster in Columbia and Postmaster in Glascow and Moberly, Missouri.
After retirement, Kenneth enjoyed keeping busy. He loved golfing
with his friends, fishing (including trips to Minnesota), volunteering,
and being with family. He helped both children build their homes,
learning carpentry and other skills, including driving a dump truck. He
was a fitness enthusiast, continuing to work out most of his adult life.
He was a member of American Legion Post 202 and VFW Post 280 and
participated regularly in the VFW Honor Guard. He was also a member of
United Postmasters and Managers of America.
Kenneth realized a lifetime dream of flying by purchasing a Cessna
airplane and becoming a pilot. He volunteered at Meals on Wheels and
Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center. He loved animals, especially his
pet dogs Puppy, Nikki, and Maddie and supported multiple animal and
human charities. He was always available to help a friend or neighbor in
need, whether it was mowing a lawn, feeding pets, or driving to a
Kenneth is survived by his wife Nellie Sue;
daughter Kena Sue (Stephens) McAfee and her husband John McAfee; nieces
Ginger (Jacobs) Pisarik (husband Tom) and Sherri (Jacobs) Redmon
(husband Steve); and brother-in-law Ralph Bandy Jacobs.
preceded in death by his parents Leon and Eva Stephens, his son Glenn L.
“Steve” Stephens, and his sister Delores Jean (Stephens) Jacobs.
Services will be held at a later date.
Cards of sympathy can be
mailed to Hedges-Scott Funeral Home at PO Box 49, Camdenton, Missouri
Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.
Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home
& White Chapel Cemetery, 6600 NE Antioch Rd, Gladstone, MO 64119
Shadrick, longtime northland resident passed away on February 13, 2022.
She was born on March 13, 1935 in Columbia, MO the daughter of Raymond
and Mildred (Jordan) Cleveland. She graduated from Hickman High School
in May, 1953. She married her high school sweetheart, Harold Lloyd
Shadrick on June 21, 1953. They moved to Kansas City where they raised
three children. Shirley volunteered for many organizations and was very
active in her children's activities. She was a member of Northland
Cathedral Church where she participated in many of the ministries.
Survivors include her loving husband, Harold Lloyd Shadrick; two
daughters, Debbie (Greg) Saragusa of Liberty, MO and Laurie Shadrick
(Steve Shearer) of Lee's Summit, MO; a sister, Betty Walker of Golden,
CO; a brother, Bob Cleveland of Waukee, IA; four grandchildren, Andrea
(Josh) Cook, Lindsey (Tyler) Klein, Jon (Kelsey) Saragusa, and Matt
(Cayla) Saragusa; and eight great grandchildren; also surviving are
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
son, Kirby Lee Shadrick; daughter in law, Martha Shadrick; a brother,
Morris Cleveland of Columbia, MO.
A private family graveside will
be held at White Chapel Cemetery. A celebration of life for friends and
family will be announced at a later date.
Posted online on February 16, 2022
Wanda F. Closser, 76,
of Auxvasse, passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2022, at her home.
Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 19, at
Arnold Funeral Home with Pastor Toby Hanson officiating. Visitation is
Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Wanda was born on October 23, 1945 in Columbia, the daughter of Leroy
and Ruth (Griffith) Payne. On May 24, 1991 in Columbia, she married
Doyle L. Closser.
Wanda was a 1964 graduate of Hickman High
School. She worked at MFA Oil in Columbia and then worked in student
affairs at the University of Missouri from which she retired. Wanda was
a member of New Testament Christian Church in Auxvasse. She relaxed by
reading, playing computer games or drinking a glass of wine. Wanda had
been a member of the Elks Club 594 in Columbia. She was loved and
well-liked by all.
Survivors include her husband, Doyle; six
children, Stephen (Sue) Pace of Columbia, Brandon (Carrie) Pace of
Ashland, Ron (Jan) Pace of Auxvasse, Pete (Vicky) Pace of Gardner, KS,
Melissa Closser of Columbia and Tim (Kim) Closser of Jefferson City; 16
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Closser was
preceded in death by her parents; two grandsons, Brandon Guilfoyle-Pace
and Nicholas Brey; two brothers, Bobby Payne and Donald Payne; and three
sisters, Joyce Marsh, Jody Mons and Patsy Sue Short.
requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Memorials may be sent in care of Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson,
Mexico, MO 65265.
Online condolences may be left at
www.arnoldfh.com.Posted online on February
Linda Frances Tremaine
10/10/1948 – 2/14/2022
Tremaine, 73, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away February 14, 2022. A
celebration of Linda's life will be held at Noon on Sunday, March 13th,
2022 at the Waters House, 1905 Hillcrest Drive, Columbia, Missouri. The
following Monday, Linda will be interred next to her father at Memorial
Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Missouri.
Linda was born October 10th, 1948 in Columbia, the first child of Arthur
Marvin and Eva Marie Papen Tremaine. She earned a high school diploma
from Hickman High School and later a Bachelor's degree in Political
Science and History from Columbia College. Linda retired from the
University of Missouri after many years of employment doing office
support work in the General Services Building and later as a secretary
for the Psychology Department. Linda was a passionate and active member
of the Democratic party where she volunteered countless hours of her
time to their causes. She tirelessly campaigned for adoption law reform,
as well. In addition to politics, Linda was a huge history buff, a
collector of cook books, and a long-time fan of the Young and the
She is survived by her children, Rebecca Avery, Kevin
Avery, and Jessica Wright, all of Columbia; her sister Charlotte (James
Bullard) Tremaine; her brother, David Tremaine; six grandchildren,
Savannah, Traven, Adelynn, Angelica, Crystal and Tristen; several nieces
and nephews, and a loving extended family. She was preceded in death by
her parents; husband John Shipley; and a younger brother, Freddy
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made
in Linda’s name to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, 1 Hospital Drive,
Columbia, Missouri 65202.
Online condolences may be shared at
Submitted by Griffin Funeral Home, 911 Warren Drive, West Monroe LA
Worth DeBord, ThD was born in Columbia, MO on May 31, 1935. He died
February 15, 2022 at the age of 86. He is preceded in death by his wife,
Linda Lee Short DeBord; parents – Worth and Evelyn; brother – Larry. He
is survived by sons – Mark (Kelli) and Matthew (Kay); grandchildren –
Joshua DeBord (Jackie), Julie Hamilton (Will), Timothy DeBord (Whitney),
Tyler Albritton (Kelsey), Courtney Albritton, Alexandra Cory (Tyler);
and great grandchildren – Juliet DeBord, Jackson DeBord, Adalyn Grace
Albritton and Hunter Hamilton.
Raised on a farm in Missouri, Dr.
Gail Worth DeBord was without question one of those “larger than life”
men who don’t have to embellish stories to make them exciting, his life
experiences were actually spectacular. Whether he was alligator hunting,
fishing Louisiana swamps in a literal cypress dugout, hunting in Texas,
snow skiing in Switzerland, trout fishing in Canada, mountain climbing
in California, or taking up a new hobby in his late 40s like scuba
diving, there was nothing mundane about his tales! The time spent with
his two sons playing basketball, ping-pong, fishing, hunting, or
watching them play sports included many life lessons taught along the
way. All this does not include other personal pursuits that might arise
like collecting all types of barbed-wire found in the wild, loading his
own rifle shells, developing his own film, or digging his own dugout
from a cypress log. But believe it or not, our father was known for
something much more vital, something he pursued with even more passion.
He was a preacher of the Word of God, a proclaimer of life in Jesus
Christ! Having pastored several churches full-time for over 45 years,
having preached all over the world, and having personally led many souls
to Christ, the impact of his life will have many eternal returns, all to
the glory of our great God and Savior, the Lord Jesus! “How lovely on
the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news” (Isaiah 52:7a).
To us, he was “Dad.” The blessings instilled within us are far more than
anyone could deserve! Thank you, Lord, for enriching our lives with the
wealth of Your providence through our father, Gail DeBord!
Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022 in Feazel
Chapel at First Baptist Church West Monroe. Visitation will be from
10:00am until time of service at 11:00am. Arrangements are under the
direction of Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe, LA.
In lieu of flowers or to make a
memorial, please donate to Gideons International.
Posted online on February 19, 2022
Whitacre, age 66 of Bowling Green, Missouri, peacefully and gently
passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2022 at her residence after an
extended illness. She was surrounded by her family.
will be held Monday February 21st, 2022 at 1pm at Heartland Cremation &
Burial Society, 616 Jackson Street, Columbia, MO 65203 with a small
service to follow at 2pm. Per her wishes she will be cremated.
Melinda was born in Columbia, Missouri to Hilda Pauline Pracht and
Melvin Junior Rievley on April 13, 1955. She attended Sacred Heart
Catholic School and graduated Hickman High School in 1973.
married Leland Ray DuBose April 20, 1974 and had 2 children; a daughter
Misty and a son Dustin. She worked at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’
Hospital and later transferred to James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in
Tampa, Florida in 1984. She worked there for several more years.
November 21, 1988 she married Robert (Bob) Allen Whitacre in Tampa,
Florida. He was a father of 2 sons, Robert (Rob) and Timothy (Tim). In
1989 they welcomed a Daughter, Stacey. They became entrepreneurs and
opened Mom’s Closet in Zephyrhills, Florida. After a few years her
husband began working for Walmart management team and the family were
transferred to many towns around the Midwest. After Bob’s retirement,
they found themselves in Unionville, Missouri. She started a quilting
business and taught many women the craft of quilting. When Bob’s health
declined, they finally settled in Bowling Green, Missouri. She created
an online business of repurposing various items others no longer needed.
She had a natural talent to know when items had more value. She was very
successful and made a lot of friends during these business ventures.
Her survivors include sons Robert Allen Whitacre II (Hollie) of
Vermontville, NY, Timothy Michael Whitacre of Kuwait and Dustin Lee
DuBose of Chicago, IL. Her daughters Misty Dawn DuBose of Columbia, MO
and Stacey Marie Miller (Jason) of Palmyra, MO; eight grandchildren. Her
brothers, Paul Melvin Rievley of Columbia, MO and Michael Louis Rievley
(Kimberly) of Texas. Her sister Catherine Louise Peach (Jim) of
Columbia, MO. Her sister-in-law Dee Ann Clark (Rich) and a host of
nieces and nephews. Condolences may be left for the family online at
www.heartlandcremation.com. (573) 442-7850.
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Maggy Danley, Nov. 7, 1947 — Feb. 19,
Submitted by family, February 25, 2022
Cheavens Danley was born in Columbia, MO on November 7, 1947, and died
in Fairhope, AL on February 19, 2022. A lifelong Columbian, she also
lived for ten years in Washington and, since 2018, in Alabama.
the first child and grandchild on both sides of her family, much was
made of how bright Maggy was, how quickly she learned, how responsibly
she behaved. Fascinated by blueprints early on, she’d ask, “Daddy, how
does scale work? What’s this triangle for? How do they know how to write
backwards?” On car rides, she’d beg to go down West Boulevard South to
admire a new house she called “pretty Maggy’s house,” much to her
parents’ amusement. Although Daddy lost patience with her endless
questions, Maggy never lost interest in pretty houses.
teaching. Big sister was her first teaching position—and perhaps the
most thankless, considering the two unruly little siblings bestowed upon
her. She enjoyed becoming an authority and loved to share her knowledge
with nieces, nephews, neighbors, and newcomers to a topic. She earned a
BS with honors and a Master’s degree in housing design. She loved to
solve spatial problems, her own and her clients’.
And she loved
water, whether it was Southwest Swim Club, Hulen’s Lake, Lake of the
Ozarks, San Juan Strait, or the Gulf shore. She loved teaching water
aerobics at Wilson’s and on San Juan Island, where she and Dan owned a
health club. She loved to teach knitting and crochet informally and won
Best of Show for her shawl in the San Juan County Fair. She loved
everything about kitchens, making candies at Christmas and beautiful
food all year. At a time in life when most people retire in leisure,
Maggy began weightlifting—and loved it. She loved training and traveling
to meets and setting a world record in her age group.
so many of us, her family and her pets, her friends and students, her
fellow Kewpies and OWOW buddies, her book club and mahjong circle. She
loved to laugh and have fun, and she loved almost nothing more than
transforming ordinary domestic arrangements into extraordinary spaces.
But most of all Maggy loved Dan. Born five days apart, they fell in
love as giggling teenagers and became constant companions since the day
they married in 1972. No sooner would they move into a house than they’d
begin to tear it all up, knock out walls, install new counters,
cabinets, tubs, toilets, a deck here, a gazebo there. They never tired
of home tours and open houses and long Sunday drives admiring their
surroundings. They created one lovely home after another, from their
newlywed house on Texas Ave to their place in Fairhope where they
settled into the pleasures of southern coastal life—despite a few
hurricanes and more than a few cancer treatments. Maggy outlived her
oncologists’ predictions by an impressive margin, in admirably good
spirits, and breathed her last at home with Dan at her side … six months
and one day short of their 50th wedding anniversary.
your new home, pretty Maggy. Nooo, not Renovate! Rest—In the Peace of
knowing how deeply you are loved.
Maggy is survived by her
husband Daniel Danley, her sister Sally (Greg) Foster and her brother
Chris (Mary) Cheavens; nephews Sean (Angie) Johnstone, Japhet (Christian
Schmitt) Johnstone, Caleb (Stacy) Cheavens, and Graham (Tina) Cheavens;
niece Lilianne (Gonzalo González) Johnstone; extended family Brian and
Michelle Johnstone, Debbe Harper-Cheavens, Chad (Lisa) Heeter, Aunt
Carolyn Cheavens Urech, Cheavens cousins, and Hulett cousins.
was preceded in death by her parents Phil Cheavens and Edy (Hulett) C.
Rodgers, her parents-in-law Milton and Mary Danley, nephew Jonas Daniel
Cheavens, and niece Elizabeth Heeter.
The family welcomes you to
a memorial 3pm Saturday, April 23 at 1803 Lyman Court, Columbia MO,
65203. Donations to Central Missouri Humane Society are deeply
appreciated. Please contribute online at cmhspets.org or by mail to the
Lyman Court address, in care of Sally Foster.
Obituary for Velora Bess Walkowicz
Walkowicz, 67, of Columbia, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at St. Luke
United Methodist Church at 12PM. Visitation will be from 11-12 Saturday
at the church.
Velora Bess Cross Walkowicz was born November 3,
1954 in Callaway County the daughter of Eddie G. Cross Sr., and Helen
Stapleton Cross. She joined Simpson Chapel AME Church at a young age.
She married Ken Walkowicz and he preceded her in death. She worked at
the University of Missouri. Bess was a very loving person who would help
anyone in need. She loved spending time with her family.
leaves to cherish her memory three sisters Lena M. Norfleet, Maggie
McDonald and Sue W. Cross all of Columbia, MO, and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, her husband, nine brothers, and four sisters.
time the family of Velora is accepting donations for the celebration of
life for their loved one. Any amount is a blessing to the family.
Donations can be made at
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Catherine Lynne Romano-Hutchison
March 18, 1954 - February 23,
2022 (67 years old)
We are sad to announce that on Wednesday,
February 23, 2022, at the age of 67, Catherine Lynne Romano-Hutchison of
Largo, Florida, born in Columbia, Missouri passed away. Family and
friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and
share them with the family.
Posted online on February 26, 2022
Moreau passed away February 23, 2022. Trish was born, August 14, 1948,
in Boone County to the late Elmo and Betty (Cornelius) Taylor. She
attended Hickman High School and graduated in 1966. Trish married Leigh
Moreau in 1966 and celebrated 55 years together. Trish worked at Lari’s
florist for many years as a bookkeeper.
Trish is survived by her
husband, brother; J.T. (Deb) Taylor, nephews; Bryan and John Taylor and
niece; Amy Gott.
A celebration of Trish’s life will be held at a
later date, when the weather is warmer.
Memorial donations can be
made to Coyote Hills, 9501 W. Coyote Hill Rd. PO Box 1. Harrisburg, MO
65256 or to Mobility Worldwide MO, 4825 E. Meyer, Columbia, MO 65201.
www.memroialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com to leave condolences and
check for updated service information.
Submitted by Lynchburg Funeral Home, 1630 Fayetteville Hwy
Lynchburg, TN 37352
George Wallace Bremer
George W. Bremer, age 78, of Dutton, AL
passed this life, Friday, February 25, 2022. He was born March 1, 1943
in St. Charles, Missouri to the late Phillip and Jane (Rogers) Bremer.
He is also preceded in death by his wife, Donna Bremer; and brother,
George was retired from the U.S. Army and worker at
Redstone Arsenal in Civil Service. He was a Traveling Evangelist and an
Artist, specializing in painting and drawing. George loved reading and
watching westerns and also enjoyed collecting guns.
services will be held at a later date.
George is survived by his
children, Hans Bremer (Alexis), Brandon Bremer (Vanessa), Rickey Bremer
(Jennifer), Jason Bremer (Cynthia), Rachel Thrasher (Brandon) and
Jacqueline Burton (Eddie); grandchildren, Jaxon Bremer, Carson Bremer,
Luke Bremer, Lane Bremer, Victoria Miller (William), Olivia Bremer,
Samantha Bremer, Zoey Pike, McKenzie Mize (Caleb), Mason Thrasher,
Murphy Thrasher, Jocelyn Burton, Jacey Long (Brayden), Juley Burton,
Jessica Burton, Alexandria Jergensen (Caleb), and Nicholas Stanley;
great-grandchildren, Elijiah Bremer, Harper Jergenson, Miles Jergenson,
and Dawson Jergenson.
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March 01, 2022
Marti Jean Sigsbee,
72, of Fairfax, Iowa, formerly of Columbia, Missouri, died Sunday,
February 27, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A
memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2022,
at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids.
Burial will follow at Linwood Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. A livestream of
the memorial service may be accessed on the funeral home website tribute
page for Marti, under “photos and videos or media,” starting at 11 a.m.
on Saturday, March 5, 2022.
Marti was born February 2, 1950, in
Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Georgie (Shepherd) and Charles D.
Sigsbee III. She graduated from Hickman High School in Missouri. Marti
went on to attend the University of Missouri and Saint Louis University,
earning her master's degree in nursing. She served in the United States
Marti was a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved
spending time with her grandson and spoiling him. Marti enjoyed reading,
writing short stories, playing Candy Crush Saga, and watching TV.
Survivors include her daughter, Heather (Jason) Watts of Fairfax;
grandson, Ian Watts of Fairfax; sisters, Cheryl Sigsbee of Chicago,
Illinois, Brenda Sigsbee of Joplin, Missouri, and Karen Parrott of
Missouri; grandcat, Truman Watts; and multiple nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Georgie and Charles D.
Sigsbee III; and grandchildren, Hadley Watts and Kennedy Watts.
Memorials may be directed to the University of Iowa Stead Family
Children’s Hospital, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or AutismWish.
Please share a memory of Marti at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under
Posted online on March 04,
Alexander Dalton of Columbia died February 28 at the age of 72, after
living with Parkinson’s Disease for 28 years. David was recognized for
his positive outlook, determination and commitment to helping others,
particularly those facing circumstances similar to his own.
native Columbian, David was born to Mary Frances Dalton and local
historian Warren R. Dalton at Parker Hospital on the MU campus. He
graduated from high school as a Hickman Kewpie, going on to serve four
years in the U.S. Army Security Agency in Germany and later returning
home to complete his degree in accounting from the University of
Missouri. He went on to build a distinguished career that spanned more
than 30 years, first as a Certified Public Accountant and founder of
Dalton & Marberry CPAs, then later with APAC where he served as the
Upon retirement, it was David’s love of golf
that drew the Daltons to the Lake of the Ozarks where he was a
three-time Witch’s Cove club champion at Lodge of the Four Seasons. The
couple became active members of the lake community, building friendships
over more than a decade before returning to Columbia.
initial diagnosis, David and Patsy dedicated themselves to helping
others dealing with Parkinson’s. They created and led the Lake Ozark
Parkinson’s Support Group for 17 years, while also assuming leadership
of the Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group, growing membership over 11
years and offering support to more than 350 people.
that time, David served as a courageous example to others living with
Parkinson’s. He had a kind heart and caring spirit that put people at
ease as he provided advice and demonstrated tremendous empathy for
patients and caregivers alike. Often lovingly referred to as their
“Parkinson’s textbook,” he was committed to educating and providing
guidance and support to the people around him. David had directed that
at the time of his passing, his brain would be donated to Washington
University for its Parkinson’s research program, where his legacy will
be to aid in conquering this disease.
David is survived by Patsy
Ponder Dalton, his wife and partner in life for more than 37 years. He
also leaves behind four children, Melissa Dalton of Carrollton, TX;
Matthew Dalton (Tim) of Portland, OR; and Marcy Pablos and Monte Moore
(Windi), both of San Diego, CA; as well as five grandchildren and two
great grandchildren, all of whom brought him great joy and pride. He is
also survived by five siblings, including brothers Bob, Dick, Don, Bill
and Rich Dalton and sister Gina Milbourn. He was preceded in death by
his parents and his brother, Mark Dunlap.
Services will be held
on Wednesday, March 9 at Broadway Christian Church beginning with
visitation at 11 a.m. followed by a memorial service at noon which will
also be available for viewing remotely at:
www.youtube.com/c/BroadwayChristianChurchColumbiaMissouri. David’s ashes
will be buried with full military honors in a private ceremony.
The Dalton family wishes to thank Lenoir Senior Living, the medical
staff of MU Health Care and Truman VA Hospital for their expertise and
kindness. The family requests those who wish to express their sympathy
consider making a donation to Parkinson’s Support at 1311 Vintage Dr.,
Columbia, MO 65203, or to Broadway Christian Church, 260l W. Broadway,
Columbia, MO 65203.
Memories and condolence may be shared at
Published on March 13, 2022
Etnire, 77, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2022.
born on April 28, 1944, to Robert and Evelyn.
He served as an
interpreter in the U.S. Army from 1968-1971. He went on to teach in the
Clark County School District until his retirement.
He is survived
by his wife, Ruth Ann; children Paul (Charlene), Robert (Stacey), Sarah
Nemeth (Joseph), Daniel, and Rachel Parrott (David); grandchildren
Hannah, Maddalena, Eloise, and Stephen; sister Roberta Norman (Edward);
and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 11
am on March 19th at First Christian Church, 101 South Rancho. In lieu of
flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Bright Focus
Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease Research in Larry's name.
Published on March 7, 2022 by Cater Funeral
Home, 1520 E Rollins St, Moberly MO
Kendal Gross, 73, of
Moberly passed away Sunday, March 06, 2022. He was born on January 17,
1949, at Columbia, Mo to Milton and Juliet (Mayfield) Gross.
married Linda Sue Wickham, November 19, 1967 and she survives of the
home. Also surviving are his children Steven Gross and his wife Fonda,
of Columbia, Kristi Lockwood and her husband Chris of Clark and Missie
Gross of Fulton, 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, a brother Phil
Gross and his wife Maryann of Independence, Mo, nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents
and a brother, Stephen Gross.
Per his request there will be no
online on March 08, 2022
Jack Eldon Oliver
6/15/1924 – 3/6/2022
Jack E. Oliver, 97, of Columbia, MO
passed away Sunday, March 6, 2022. Funeral Services will be at 2:30pm,
Friday, March 11 at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West in
Columbia. Burial with full Military Honors will follow in Memorial Park
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 before the service.
Jack was born June 15, 1924 in Columbia to Jacob Frank and Mary Frances
Allton Oliver. He was a 1942 graduate of Hickman High School. Shortly
after high school he joined the military and served overseas with the US
Army. He earned 3 Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, a Combat infantry medal,
and several other medals and ribbons. He landed on Utah Beach, and was
in service on D-Day. On July 30, 1950, he married Dorothy June in
Columbia, MO and she preceded him in death in 1985. He worked for many
years as a painter, was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, and for 50
years he never missed a Mizzou home Football game.
He survived by
his daughters, Jan (Greg) Swartz of Winston Salem, NC and Jackie
(Morris) Magoon of Lee’s Summit, MO; grandchildren, Jenny (Ben) Weston
of Summerfield, NC, Jamie (Shawn) Peterson of Burlington, NC, and Jason
Magoon of Lee’s Summit, MO; five great-grandchildren, Andy, Aimee,
Shane, Joey, and Jack; several nieces and nephews and a loving extended
family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; brothers, Edward,
Harold, Owen, Frank, Jr., and Dick; and a sister, Mary Kuhlman.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Missouri Honor Flight 625
Cherry St, Columbia, MO 65201
Online condolences may be shared at
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Parkway Suite A-300 Osage Beach, MO
Dale Colter, 75 of Camdenton, Mo. passed away March 11, 2022, at Valley
Baptist Hospital in Harlingen, Tx. Born in Hartsburg Mo. on August 2,
1946, son of Jasper Clifford and Ruth Marie (Case) Colter. Cliff was a
1964 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, MO. He married his
high school sweetheart Brenda Sue Bradley on August 14, 1965, in
Columbia MO. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1966 where he earned the
rank of Sargent as a weapon munitions specialist until his honorable
discharge in 1970.
Cliff and Brenda settled in Camdenton, in
1978. They are members of Camdenton United Methodist Church. Cliff
retired from Scotts Concrete in 2014. Cliff enjoyed many hobbies,
fishing, hunting, golf, darts, grilling, cooking, and his flower
gardens. He later became a talented craftsman with woodworking. He took
great pride in his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Since their retirement: Cliff, Brenda, and their fur babies, Lucy
and Princeton spent the last several winters RV’ing in South Texas,
where they made many wonderful friends and memories.
survived by his wife, Brenda, their children Julie (Robert) McBride,
Pleasant Hill, Mo., Christy Colter Serrage, Columbia, Mo. and Bradley
Colter, Grain Valley, Mo.; their 6 grandchildren: Brendan, Bryan, Megan,
Michael, Evan, Owen; 3 great-grandchildren: Kaylee, Kaden, Blayson and
many close beloved family and friends.
Cliff was preceded in
death by his parents Ruth and Jasper Colter, and sisters, Stella Baker
and Donna Baker.
A celebration of Cliff’s life will be held on
Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the United Methodist Church in Camdenton, MO,
at 2 p.m. with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be sent to the Midwest Hemophilia Association (midwesthemophilia.org) or
Camdenton United Methodist Church.
Posted online on March 25, 2022
John Clifton Cleek of
Columbia, Missouri, died March 16 at the age of 72, after living with
ALS for 2 years. John was best known as “Tiger” John Cleek for his love
and favorable predictions of the Missouri Tiger football team. He was
also a loving family man, respected businessman, community leader, and
A native Columbian, John was born to Clifton
Elmo and Wilma Selzer Cleek. He graduated as a Hickman Kewpie, and then,
obtained a degree from the University of Missouri in Business
John married Ann Payne in 1970, and they had one
child, John Jr. For Cleek, everything revolved around family. He coached
his son, John Jr. all through Daniel Boone Little League baseball and
attended all of his sporting events throughout high school. This
dedication for supporting his family continued as Cleek would cheer on
all 3 of his grandkids in football, basketball, baseball, volleyball,
and golf. John even cheered on Ann at horse shows for many years, even
though he was not a horse person. John was an avid fisherman and
hunter--hobbies he had enjoyed with his Dad and continued with his son
and grandkids. The family would get together almost every Sunday evening
for dinner, and annual family vacations provided many cherished
Cleek joined his father in their family-owned business
and took the helm in 1973 after tragically losing his father in an
airplane crash on a return trip from a Missouri Tiger football game.
John was president and owner of Cleek’s for 49 years and had the vision
in the late ‘70s to add rent-to-own (RTO) to the business. In 1988, he
began to open additional stores, and today, Cleek’s has 5 stores in
Mid-Missouri. Cleek’s leadership abilities led to involvement in the RTO
industry on both the state and national level. He co-founded the
Missouri Rental Dealers Association (MRDA), served as the president for
4 years, and had been on the board ever since. His passion called him to
serve at a higher level, and he was elected to the national board of
directors of the Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (APRO),
in which he served for 14 years including 2 years as the president.
Cleek was an icon in the RTO industry and earned many awards, including
“Rental Dealer of the Year” in 1996, APRO’s highest honor of the
“Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2016, and the “RTO Tiger Award” in 2020.
This was the most flattering award because it was created in his name
for his many accomplishments and legislative efforts in Washington D.C.,
and he was the first recipient. Tiger John leaves behind a legacy of
dedication and service.
Tiger John wanted so badly to beat ALS,
and he knew that research was the only way a cure could be found.
Together with John Jr., Ann, and the ALS Mid America Chapter, Tiger John
became the “face” of this disease when “Team Tiger” raised an impressive
$83,000 for the Walk to Defeat ALS in August of 2021. In addition, one
of his most memorable moments was being recently honored on Faurot Field
during the Missouri vs. Florida football game for his lifetime support
of the Tigers as he had only missed 3 home football games since 1958.
This game was recognized as the “Rally for Tiger John” game to help
raise awareness for MU Healthcare’s ALS Clinic and would be the final
game he ever attended. As Tiger John always predicted a Missouri win,
the Tigers pulled off a dramatic 24-23 victory! The Cleek family will
honor his memory by continuing the fight to beat ALS until a cure is
Five years ago, Ann and John joined The Crossing Church
and became members and close friends with their small group. John had a
true earnestness to know Christ even before his diagnosis. He cherished
meeting with his men’s Bible group every week and sharing his faith.
Reading his Bible and listening to religious podcasts became his peace
and comfort as his ALS progressed. He was the spiritual leader of his
family in every way. When faced with terminal ALS, John would always say
that his life was in “God’s hands” and that he was not afraid.
John was survived by his wife, Ann; son, John Jr (Heather); three
grandchildren, Johnny (Renee), Mary, Thomas; and great grandchild,
Rhett; sisters, Susie Cleek and Sally Cleek Francis (Roy); his aunt,
nephews, nieces, and cousins; and his 2 loving and constant, canine
companions, Timmy and Cooper.
Our sincere gratitude goes to the
wonderful care of the Right at Home team of Kim, Jeff, Angie, Clare,
Abby, Kailey, Emma, Feness, and Lilly. We were blessed to have such
competent, compassionate medical personnel: MU’s ALS Clinic headed by
Dr. Richard Barohn with Brian Ghafari-Naraghi, RN; Woodrail Internal
Medicine’s Dr. Stephen Keithan, Amber Wankel, RN, and Gayla Barton, RN;
Phoenix Home Care’s OT Nicole Johnson and PT David Bonuchi; our infusion
nurses at Option Care Health; and Kelly, Hillarie, and Kathy from
Kilgore’s Respiratory Center. A special heartfelt thanks goes to dear
friend, Sally Phillips, RN.
Visitation will be Friday, April 8,
2022, from 4:00-8:00 pm at Parker-Millard Funeral Home at 12 E. Ash
Street; Columbia, MO 65203. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 9,
2022, at 1:00 pm at The Crossing Church at 3615 Southland Drive 65201.
Private family burial will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations are made in memory of Tiger John Cleek to:
University of Missouri Healthcare ALS Treatment Center (1020 Hitt St.,
Columbia, MO 65212); Special Olympics Missouri (305 Special Olympics
Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65101); or The Food Bank for Central & Northeast
Missouri (2101 Vandiver Dr., Columbia, MO 65202).
are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory,
12 East Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153. Condolences may
be left online for the family at
Posted online on March 22, 2022
Cannaday, 77 of Columbia, MO passed away Saturday, March 18, 2022 at his
daughter’s home, surrounded by family.
Visitation will be held
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2022 with Funeral Services at 2:00
p.m. both at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Memorial
Gary was born August 22, 1944 in Columbia the son
of Claude Cannaday and Aline (Sprague). After his father passed away,
Aline married Robert Goodrick and together they raised Gary. On June 8
1969 Gary was united in marriage to Anna Laura Milster and to this union
three children were born. After Anna’s passing Gary was united in
marriage to Anne Melissa Leonard on September 12, 2015 who survives.
Gary served his community as a City of Columbia Police Officer for
24 years before he retired. After retiring the call for public service
in the community was strong and Gary work for the Columbia Housing
Authority for several years to follow.
Spending time with family
and friends was very important to Gary, whether it was dining out at
some of his favorite restaurants or spending the day at local fishing
holes eager to catch a big one. Gary thoroughly enjoy treasure hunting
with every member of his family, going to local flea markets, antique
stores, and garage sales which everyone enjoyed doing with him.
Gardening, both vegetable and flower was also something Gary took pride
in and he loved transforming the land around his home with these gardens
and fruit trees.
Gary leaves behind his beloved wife; Anne; three
children: Chris Cannaday (David Swingle) of Oklahoma City, Shannon
Dietzel (Mark Dietzel) of Columbia and Carrie Cannaday of Columbia; five
grandchildren: Andrea Dietzel, Gary Dietzel, Hannah Dietzel, Emma Adams,
Lilly Cannaday, and one great granddaughter: Stella Osterburger.
Memorials in Gary’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or
the Parkinson’s Foundation, in care of the funeral home.
condolences may be made at
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Kay Pickens passed away March 23rd, 2022 at University Hospital in her
hometown of Columbia, Missouri. She lived a full life and was 72 years
old at the time of her passing.
She was born 12-24-1949 to
Charles Edward and Nellie Racine Fox. She married her beloved husband,
Clayton Burke Pickens Sr., on November 29th, 1969. She worked at K-Mart
in Columbia until it closed. She would go on to babysit in her home and
become the ‘adopted’ grandma to those children. She was also a talented
cross stitcher and gifted many of her creations to family and friends.
She enjoyed watching Nascar, Mizzou Tigers, and The Chiefs. Charlene and
her husband loved to travel and make friends everywhere they went.
Charlene was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She
is survived by her children: Clayton Pickens Jr. (Tracy) and Christen
Rude; and her grandchildren: Kayla Pickens (Alexander Wenzel), Jen
Pickens, Clayton Pickens III, and Wyatt Rude.
A celebration of
her life will be at Shakespeare’s Pizza 225 S. 9th St. downtown
Columbia, Missouri on Saturday April 16th from 2:00 to 4:00. Please feel
free to bring any photos or memories you have of her.
In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made to: Second Chance Animal Shelter 24687
MO-179 Boonville, MO 65233.
Online condolences may be shared at
Posted online on April 08, 2022
Lena Pearl Grant, 84,
of Columbia, passed away April 8, 2022. She was born to Ed and Doris
(Acton) Davis in Boone County, Missouri on November 5, 1937. She was a
1956 graduate of Hickman High School. She married John Grant on December
22, 1955. He preceded her in death on May 21, 2011.
as a bank teller for many years in Columbia and Ashland. In later years,
she and John owned Grant’s Antiques in Millersburg.
survived by her children, Cindy (Charlie) Booker of Florida and Richard
Grant of Ashland; as well as her granddaughters, Rachel Grant of
Columbia and Shannon Booker of Florida.
Visitation will be held
on Tuesday, April 12 from 10am to 11am at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217
Business Loop 70 West in Columbia. A funeral service will be held
immediately afterward in the Memorial Funeral Home chapel, followed by a
graveside committal at Memorial Park Cemetery. Share memories online at
Posted by Parker-Millard Funeral Service and
Crematory, 12 East Ash Street, Columbia MO 65203 on April 16, 2022
Walker Hayes, age 80, passed away on Monday April 11, 2022, in Columbia,
Missouri. Raymond was born on March 10, 1942, in Cairo, Illinois to John
and Amanda Hayes. The family moved to Columbia, Missouri shortly after
he was born.
Raymond attended Douglass School through the 10th
grade and transferred to Hickman High School for his 11th and 12th grade
years, graduating in 1960. He received a B.S. in Education in Social
Studies from the University of Missouri. He also attended the Missouri
School of Religion, and then went on to earn his Master of Divinity from
the St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri.
and Celestine were married at St. Luke United Methodist Church in
Columbia, Missouri on October 9, 1965, and eventually had three sons,
Raymond Walker II (Columbia, Missouri), Damon (Chicago, Illinois) and
Sean (Cincinnati, Ohio).
Raymond had accomplished careers in both
education and ministry.
In 1972, Raymond and Celestine both took
teaching positions in the Columbia Public Schools. Raymond taught Social
Studies at Jefferson Junior High School and became District Multi-Ethnic
Coordinator and Director of the Secondary Learning Center (now Douglass
High School). He also took on many additional responsibilities,
including coaching football, basketball and track and sponsoring the
Reflections Club (an extra-curricular program that emphasized black
history and cultural awareness). He retired in 1997 after 25 years in
Over the course of his 51-year career in ministry, he
held appointments at multiple United Methodist Churches including in
Cleveland, Ohio and across the state of Missouri. He was ultimately
appointed as pastor at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbia,
Missouri in 1980, where one of his key accomplishments was the building
of a new worship facility in 1993. He served there for 36 years until he
retired with the honorary status of Pastor Emeritus in 2016.
Raymond has been the recipient of many awards and recognitions. Some of
these include the 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. award from the Martin
Luther King Jr. Memorial Association, the 2013 Community Champions Award
from Fun City Youth Academy, the 2015 University of Missouri Martin
Luther King Jr. award and the “Beacon of Light” Lifetime Achievement
Award from the Columbia African American Association (shared with
Celestine). Most recently, Raymond and Celestine were selected by the
Hickman High School Alumni Association as the 2021 Alumni Super Kewps.
Raymond will be remembered most by loved ones for his joy and
dedication to family, whether it was camping and cookouts, spending time
with his grandchildren, family reunions, or in the role of family
genealogist, it was the passion he put into the effort that is
remembered, shared and appreciated. He enjoyed traveling, delicious food
and loved sports, cars, and movies.
Raymond is survived by
Celestine, his wife of over 56 years, his three sons, Raymond Walker II,
Damon (Fawn), and Sean (Jyothi), grandchildren, Malini Celeste and Arun
Rajeev, siblings; Evelyn Lee, Clarence (Vonnia) Hayes, Pauline (James)
Harris, William (Cornelia) Hayes, sisters-in-law Betty Guyton, Evelyn
Butler, brothers-in-law Leon Guyton and John Williams, as well as
several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Raymond is preceded in
death by his father and mother, John and Amanda (Williams) Hayes,
brother, Carl (Jack) Hayes, sisters, Phyllis Williams, Margaret Kay
Hayes, Jewell Bentley, and Julie Carol Hayes.
Family and friends
will be received from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022,
at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbia, Missouri. Funeral
services will be held Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Luke
United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Columbia Cemetery. By
Service and Crematory
Submitted April 22, 2022 by Memorial
Funeral Home, Columbia, Missouri
It is with great
sadness that we announce the passing of Henry Dale McBaine of Boonville,
Missouri. He passed on April 19, 2022 at the age of 80. A visitation for
Dale will be Friday, April 22, 2022 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with
funeral services at 12:00 pm, both at Memorial Funeral Home. A short
graveside service will follow at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in
Jacksonville, MO at 2:00 pm.
Dale was born in Columbia, MO on
December 6, 1941 to parents Wealthy Jewell Thornton McBaine and William
Henry McBaine. He had a military career spanning 34 years from December
1959 until his honorable discharge in June 2001. His service included 4
years in the Air Force playing Triple A baseball as a shortstop, and 30
years in the National Guard where he achieved the rank of Sergeant.
After retiring from the military, he spent many years fishing, golfing,
watching westerns and wrestling, and playing with his grandchildren.
Dale is survived by his sister, Helen Turner; his children, Anthony
McBaine, Samantha Tetrick, and Gabryel Wayne; grandchildren, Dallas
McBaine, Madison McBaine, Brielle Woolman, Sebastian Wayne, and Augustus
Wayne. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jewell and Henry
McBaine; his brothers, WIlliam Jr. McBaine and Frank McBaine; and his
sisters, Ruth Harris and Mary Acton.
Memorials are suggested to
the Wounded Warriors Project.
online on April 30, 2022
James Thomas Watson
(Tom) died on April 19th, 2022 at his home in Columbia, MO after a short
battle with Leukemia.
A celebration of life and remembrance art
show will be held at a later date.
Tom, a lifelong Christian, was
born August 5th, 1938, in Willow Spring, Missouri to Annie Laura Watson
and Allen Henry Watson. Early in life, he and his family relocated to
Columbia, Missouri. While his father was supporting the World War II
effort helping to build Ft. Leonard Wood, he and his brothers William
(Bill) and Robert (Bobby), sister Marjean, and cousins John, Byron, and
Donna Kay Adams lived with his grandmother (Granny), who he revered.
Many adventures in and around Columbia occurred during this time. In
particular, his brother Bobby saved him from drowning in Hinkson Creek,
an act that he was eternally grateful for.
He attended Grant
Elementary, Jefferson Junior High, and graduated from Columbia Hickman
High School in 1956. At Hickman, he was a standout basketball player and
a teammate of lifelong friend, Russell Sloan. One of his most cherished
accomplishments was making two free throws in triple overtime to beat
the Jefferson City Jays, whom Hickman had not beaten in the previous 12
After high school, he served in the Missouri National
Guard and spent countless hours in Brewer Field House playing
basketball. He then attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas on a
basketball scholarship. He played basketball all four years and played
one season of football. He graduated in 1964 with a degree in Art and
subsequently became a member of the Harding Art faculty, beginning a
lifelong career in higher education.
He then returned with his
family to Columbia where he joined Sidney Larson on the Art Faculty of
Columbia College. He completed two Masters of Fine Art degrees at the
University of Missouri in 1977 and 1979. From 1971 to his retirement in
2012, he served on the Columbia College Art faculty for 40 years as
Professor of Art, Chairman of the Art Department, and ultimately in
retirement, Professor Emeritus.
Tom was referred to as "the
Renaissance Man,” mastering techniques in multiple Art disciplines
including Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Metals (Jewelry), Screen
Printing, 3D Design, Art History, Computer Art, 3D Modeling, Animation,
and what Tom valued as the most critical foundation courses: Art
Principles and Color Theory. He had a keen eye for emerging technology,
and single-handedly built the Computer Art program at the college by
purchasing parts and constructing the computers himself.
that witnessed the Columbia College Art studios in the 1970s and 1980s
know that it was a magical place with a nexus of amazingly talented
He enjoyed the good things in life: chocolate, banana
splits, coffee, lobster, filet mignon, and a beer. He was particularly
good at darts and finding four leaf clovers, saying that he could hear
the clovers laugh. He loved cars, amusement parks, trampolines, and all
kinds of puzzles and games. He had the power of observation. He never
stopped learning or doing, and there was truly nothing he could not do
or figure out with his hands.
He loved his mother with all of his
He was preceded in death by both parents, both brothers
Bill Watson and Bobby Watson. Bobby’s untimely passing left a lifelong
void and forever impacted his art. He is survived by his wife Kim
Watson, daughters Tina (Doug) Wheeler and Lee (Ben) Keith, sons Thomas
(Cristin) Watson and Severin Watson. Sister Marjean (Larry) Crane in
addition to many nieces and nephews. Grandchildren: Anne Watson, Andrew
Watson, Trey Watson, Katelyn Watson, Elizabeth Wheeler, Emerson Keith,
and Quinten Keith.
He will be so missed by all who loved him and
learned from him. The Watson family will never be the same.
love him with all of our hearts.
All is forgiven.
He had the most amazing hands.
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616 Jackson St, Columbia MO 65203
John R. Forbis, 61 of
Columbia, MO passed away on April 21, 2022, at his home. He was born on
February 21, 1961, in Columbia, the son of William R. “Buck” Forbis and
Anna Elizabeth “Ann” Frank Forbis.
John was a 1980 graduate of
Hickman High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force. After
serving his country for four years, he came back to Columbia where he
worked as a long-haul truck driver and then at University Hospital until
John enjoyed camping and fishing, WWE Wrestling,
trucks, movies and cooking. He loved visiting with friends and family.
John had a big heart and would do anything for anyone who asked. He will
be missed by all who loved him.
John was the youngest of seven
children and is survived by his brother, Bill Forbis of West Tawakoni,
Texas; sisters Kathy Bryant (Earl) of Columbia; Pat Baltrusaitis of
Henderson, Nevada; Carol LaHue of Columbia; Fran Foss (Ed) of Phoenix,
Oregon; and Donna Peterson of Kirbyville, Missouri. He also leaves
behind numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and two
great, great nieces.
John was preceded in death by his parents
Jack and Martha Forbis, and his grandparents Joe and Mabel Frank. He was
also preceded in death by sister-in-law Joyce Forbis, and brother-in-law
A full military graveside service will be held at
Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. A Celebration
of Life will be held immediately following the service in Flanagan Hall
at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
John’s family would like
to thank the staff at the VA Hospital and Phoenix Home Health;
especially Red and Rebecca for the wonderful care he received.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Central Missouri Humane
From the Columbia Missourian
Peter Daniel Spies,
age 77, passed away at home Tuesday, April 26, 2022, in Oshkosh,
Peter was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on November
25, 1944, the son of Daniel Herman Spies and Betty Louise (nee Hall)
As a Boy Scout, Peter developed a lifelong love of nature,
especially birds. Early residences included Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and
St. Joseph, Missouri, but it was living in Fremont, Nebraska, where he
experienced mass migration of sandhill cranes that sparked Peter’s
passion for birdwatching.
Peter was a 1962 graduate of Hickman
High School in Columbia, Missouri, where he wrestled and played clarinet
Peter graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor’s degree in
Geography from Carroll College (now Carroll University) of Waukesha,
Wisconsin. Later that year he married Sharon Westergren in Chicago,
Illinois, and together they had one son, David Spies.
worked as a cartographer for Encyclopedia Britannica in Chicago and went
on to teach social studies and coach wrestling at Clintonville
(Wisconsin) Junior High School.
He also served as Scoutmaster for
Boy Scout Troop 26 (Marion) and, later, Troop 28 (Clintonville), where
his son rose to the rank of Eagle Scout.
Peter’s love of birds
led him to fill trash cans with 50-lb. bags of his special mix of
birdseed. Supplemented with thistle seed and suet, it attracted not only
finches, cardinals, orioles, and woodpeckers, but owls, hawks,
squirrels, rabbits, deer, porcupines, and raccoons. Ruffed grouse, drunk
on fermented grapes, only occasionally flew into windows of his rural
Later in life, Peter was employed by Parker
Hannifin in Oshkosh, at one point with 850 days on the job with no lost
time, retiring in 2010. A major consideration for his home location was
the proximity to Lake Winnebago, with its waterfowl and lake fly hatches
that brought warblers.
With an uncanny ability to engage anyone
in sustained conversation, Peter will be remembered as a very kind and
curious person who would do anything to help anyone, especially
Peter is survived by his wife, Sharon Spies, Oshkosh,
WI; son, David (Diane Drexler) Spies, Madison, WI; sister, Janet Spies,
and nephew, Stephen Spies, both Columbia, MO.
Peter was preceded
in death by his parents.
A private family service will be held at
a later date at Somo Cemetery, Tripoli, WI. In lieu of flowers, those
planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial donations to the
International Crane Foundation of Baraboo, Wisconsin, or to a charity of
Jay M. Elliott
11-25-1925 – 04-26-2022
Jay passed away
listening to music of the 1940s followed by “Amazing Grace” in a
retirement home in Pasadena, CA.
He was a 1943 graduate of
Hickman High School.
While employed by Western Union in the era
of “singing telegrams”, he was never too happy when assigned to deliver
that type of message. During WWII, Jay joined the Merchant Marines and
served his country honorably in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters
of the war to resupply the combat troops with ammunition.
he attended the Linotype School at the University of Missouri then
worked for newspapers in Sycamore and DeKalb, IL. Subsequently, he
established a very successful photography business in DeKalb, IL.
Prior to his death, the Shriners in DeKalb arranged to have a
well-deserved 50 Year Service Pin presented to him at the retirement
He is survived by daughters: Candace (CA), Sue (TX) and
Kewpie brothers: Lowell (’45) and Ed (‘51).
Submitted by Ed
Posted online on May 02, 2022
Todd Eric Irelan,
48, of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Boone
Hospital Center. He was born on July 6, 1973 in Wheaton, Illinois to
Donnis (Plunk) Irelan and the late Edward Irelan.
from Hickman High School. Todd married the love of his life, Judy
Broughton on August 1, 1998 in Columbia Missouri. He received his
Bachelors degree from the University of Missouri Columbia and received
his Juris Doctor law degree from University of Missouri Kansas City.
After college Todd was co-owner of Pet Connection with his best
friend Regan Schoengarth for several years. After attaining his law
degree he worked for Inglish & Monaco Law Firm in Jefferson City until
he opened his own law firm here in Columbia.
Todd had recently
become a Mason. He was an aquarium hobbyist, loved the outdoors,
gardening, making salsa, hunting mushrooms, fishing, visiting with his
friends, guns and a good storm. He had a deep booming voice and an
extremely firm handshake. He had a presence that was larger than life.
He was loud, brash, set in his ways but was a big old teddy bear. More
than anything he loved his family and spending time with them. He
enjoyed long road trips, watching his kid’s sports, dance recitals and
concerts. His kids hung the moon, and he was so very proud of them.
Left behind to lovingly remember him are his wife, Judy Irelan,
children Declan, Carrig, and Fallon Irelan, mother Donnis Irelan,
brother Shaun Irelan, all of Columbia; and many aunts, uncles, cousins
Friends will be received from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on
Friday, May 6, 2022 at Parker-Millard Funeral Service with a funeral
service to follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Followed by a
reception at the Tiger Shrine Club 2315 N Stadium Blvd, Columbia MO
65202 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions can be made to the family at
gofundme.com/todd-irelans-family. Any excess funds beyond final expenses
will go to an education fund for the Irelan children.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Services
& Crematory, 12 E Ash St, Columbia, MO 65203 (573-449-4153.) Condolences
may be left online for the family at
Submitted by Parker-Millard Funeral
Service and Crematory, 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65203
McQuitty, age 74, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, May
4, 2022, at Boone Hospital Center. He was born on August 22, 1947, in
Columbia, Missouri to the late Elmer Forrest and Helen (Jackman)
Elmer graduated from Hickman High School and served his
country in the United States Army. He also attended college at Lincoln
University, Moberly Jr. College, and the University of Missouri.
Elmer was employed at 3M in Columbia for 34 years until his retirement
in 2018. He held many positions and was an inspector during his
He enjoyed fishing and sports. He was a huge St.
Louis Cardinals fan.
Elmer is survived by his wife, Patricia
McQuitty of the home; daughters: Mauressa McQuitty of Columbia and
Heather McQuitty of St. Louis; sister Ethel Jones of Columbia;
grandchildren: LaDae Hickem, Kyrah Johnson, Keyerah Bennett, Xzavier
McQuitty; as well as nieces, nephews, and family members. He was
preceded in death by his parents, and brother Jerry Ellis.
Friends will be received from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13,
2022, at Parker-Millard Funeral Service.
Arrangements are under
the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 E. Ash
St., Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online
for the family at www.parkermillard.com.
Posted online on May 09, 2022
(Squeak) Harmon of Clark passed away at the University of Missouri on
May 7, 2022, he was 79 years old.
Eugene was born October 14,
1942 in Columbia, the son of Harold and Ella Sapp Harmon.
married Patricia Ann Acton on June 8, 1962 and she preceded him in
death. He was a member of Nashville Baptist Church. He was a
self-employed home builder until his retirement. He loved Elk hunting,
gardening, playing cards, horseshoes and watching Western Movies.
Funeral Services will be held on May 11, 2022 at 12:00pm at
Nashville Baptist Church with burial following in Nashville Cemetery.
Visitation will be held two hours prior to service.
survived by his son, Scott (Diana) Harmon of Columbia and his daughter,
Paula (Wes) Colyer of Harrisburg; grandchildren, Megan, Kelsey, and
Caleb Harmon, Cody (Kassi) Colyer, great grandson, Chase and Sara
Colyer. one brother, Randy (Helen) Harmon of Columbia
He was also
preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald Harmon
In lieu of flowers , family request Memorial Contributions to Nashville
Cemetery in care of the family.
Arrangements under the direction
of Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland.
Posted online on May 19, 2022
Dr. Don Edwards, 85,
passed away at Wesley Woods Care and Rehab Center after a long battle
with dementia. He was born in Columbia Missouri to Hope and Harold
Edwards on September 7, 1936. His younger sister, Sharon Drake,
currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Don is survived by his wife of
sixty-three years, Mary Aileen Faurot Edwards; his sons, Jeffrey and
wife, Lori, of Laguna Hills, California and Charles and wife, Melissa,
of Canton, Georgia. His grandchildren are Alec and Sara Edwards and
Amelia Boddy. Don will be memorialized as a great father, coach, mentor,
and role model to his sons. Don will be missed by his many friends in
Waco and other family members and friends across the country, who we
thank for their love and support in recent days.
In 1954, at age
17, Don obtained an appointment to the West Point Military Academy.
After graduating, he was commissioned a first lieutenant in 1958. His
pilot hopes didn't work out when he measured too tall for the cockpit at
that time. He served as a navigator in the Strategic Air Command from
1960 to 1964, during the height of the Cold War. He obtained a master's
degree in engineering management from Rensalear Polytech Institute in
Troy, New York, in 1965 and then served two tours in a combat zone in
Vietnam in a C-130 (1966-67) and in a C-13 gunship (1972-73). He
developed flight plans to avoid antiaircraft weapons and all his many
missions arrived home safely. He retired as a colonel in 1981.
From 1973 to 1976, he obtained a Ph.D. in systems management from
Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. In 1976, he rejoined the
faculty at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright Pattinson Air
Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. His career as a Baylor professor and chair
of the Management Department in the business school spanned twenty
years. He chaired the committee that guided the regulations for Baylor
to enter the Big XII Conference. He was on the Athletic Committee and
won the Moon Mullins Award for contributions to the Athletic Department.
He volunteered at Parkdale Elementary School, Waco ISD, the Historic
Waco Foundation, St. Catherine's, and the VA. He was both a Baptist and
The Burial Service will be at the Nashville Baptist
Church Cemetery outside Columbia, Missouri, on July 22. He will be
buried beside his parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. The
family invites you to leave a message or memory on our "Tribute Wall" at
Posted online on
May 20, 2022
Winter-McGhee was born on November 18, 1961, as the first of three
daughters in the family of Mel and Martha Winter of Columbia, MO. She
attended Hickman High School and continued her education at the
University of Missouri-Columbia, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in
psychology, a Master in Education degree, and a Master's degree in
German language. While at MU she served as a research assistant in
psychology and a teaching assistant in German. She also studied for a
year in Germany as an undergraduate and worked for a time at a Siemens
factory making electrical capacitors. After her studies were complete,
she served as a sabbatical replacement instructor in German at the
University of Central Missouri and then taught English at the University
of Trier in Germany for three years before being hired as a middle
school and high school German teacher in the Morgan County R-II school
district. In addition to her teaching, Kim served as a new teacher
mentor, class sponsor, German Club sponsor, and Night Attendance Center
On December 27, 1990, Kim married the love of her life,
Robert L. "Bob" McGhee, who is originally from Kennett, MO.
was a baptized and confirmed member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church
in Versailles where she was a lector, communion minister, and former
Parish School of Religion teacher.
Kim's plans for retirement
after twenty-nine years of service to MCR-II were interrupted by her
unexpected death on May 16, 2022 during the final week of the school
Preceded in death by her mother and several other friends
and relatives, Kim is survived by her father, Mel; her husband, Bob; her
daughter, Mara McGhee; her stepson and his family, Shoji and Leigh-Ann
McGhee, Liam McGhee, and Eva McGhee; her sisters and their families,
Holly and Mike Mittie and Gayla Rauter; her brothers-in-law and their
families, Bill and Pamela McGhee and James and Debbie McGhee and
numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The family will receive
friends from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 27th, at the St. Philip
Benizi Catholic Church in Versailles. A Memorial Mass will be held at
11:00 a.m., with a luncheon to follow at the church. Immediately
following the luncheon, graveside services and inurnment will be held at
St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Laurie. In lieu of memorial contributions, the
family requests that people love their neighbors, help those in need,
welcome those fleeing persecution, and get vaccinated.
Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber
Funeral Home of Versailles.
Ernest Ray Chick
MARCH 9, 1948 – MAY 30, 2022
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Ernest Ray Chick, age 74, of Columbia, Missouri passed away on Monday,
May 30, 2022.
Ernest was born March 9, 1948 in Columbia MO.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at
www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com for the Chick family.
Posted online on June 07, 2022
Dan left this world
for a better place on Saturday, June 4, 2022. He is at peace. The
outpouring of love from his host of friends and acquaintances is
extraordinary and sustained him for over fifty-five years.
a true “Boone Countian”, born at Boone County Hospital on November 26,
1966. He graduated from Fairview Elementary School, West Junior High
School, Hickman High School, University of Missouri and also the School
of Law at the University of Missouri. He was awarded an outstanding
alumni recognition by Columbia Public Schools in 2018. He was a fine
student and a superlative tennis player who captained his teams, played
the “number one” position, placed high in the Missouri State Singles
Finals, played Missouri Valley Tennis and made it to the National
Championships. He had opportunities to play tennis in college
out-of-state, but was a Missouri “Tiger” and elected to stay with the
University. Dan was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
entire legal career, beginning in 1992, was as a Boone County Prosecutor
and became the Prosecuting Attorney for Boone County in 2007 until his
passing. He was selected by his peers as the Outstanding Prosecutor in
the State of Missouri in 2012 and later served as President of the
Missouri State Prosecutors Association. Dan was a prosecutor’s
prosecutor. He was an advocate for crime victim’s rights and spoke to
numerous organizations in that respect.
Dan tried over fifty-five
jury trials, including more than twenty murder cases. All were hard
fought and his trial record was incredible. Boone County had no shortage
of crime and his office was one of the busiest in the State. His last
marquee case was a complex three week murder trial in late 2021
resulting in a conviction. He worked endless hours in the years and
months prior to trial to build an airtight case. He was a dedicated
public servant and administered justice impartially and fairly. Above
all, he was a person who was interested in others and would always have
a friendly greeting at the ready.
Dan had a special interest in
animal abuse cases and was a long time member and former President of
the Humane Society. He loved dogs and left two rescue dogs Rex and
Buster. Dan ensured they will be cared for as long as they live.
Dan was a devoted son, brother and uncle. He is survived by his loving
family including his mother, Sandra Knight, his father, David Knight,
both of Columbia, sister Debra Clausen (Ed) of Jefferson City, his
niece, Brooke Clausen Gibbs (Tommy) of St. Charles and his nephews,
Matthew Clausen of Joshua Tree, California and David Clausen of Tuscon,
Arizona, one grandnephew, Hudson Gibbs. He also leaves a number of
aunts, uncles and cousins, all of whom loved him and were proud of his
accomplishments and of the man he was.
Dan will forever remain in
the hearts and minds of his family.
Private services were
conducted by the family and a celebration of Dan’s life is planned for
the fall. Condolences c/o Memorial Funeral Home at 1217 Business Loop 70
W. Columbia, MO 65202. Memorials in Dan’s honor are suggested to Central
Missouri Humane Society, Columbia Second Chance, or the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at
Posted online on June 24, 2022
Richard “Rick” Northup
9/4/1957 – 6/11/2022
Northup died June 11, 2022 at the age of 64. He was a Columbia, Missouri
native and died in his hometown. After an honorable discharge from the
Navy, Richard attended the University of Missouri - Columbia, which
awarded him a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1983.
at ABC Laboratory, was a security guard for the University of Missouri,
and most recently worked at the Columbia Housing Authority's Annie
Fisher Food Pantry. He is survived by his very good friend Patricia
Dixon, his sister Ren Willis, sister-in-law Jules Willis, and many other
good friends and relatives.
Those who wish may gather with
Richard's friends and family at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, at
1:30 p.m. on August 11, 2022, where services will commence at 2:30 p.m.
His family asks that, instead of flowers, donations be made in his name
to the National Association to Protect Children (protect.org) H.E.R.O.
Child Rescue Corp to help Wounded Warriors put an end to child sexual
exploitation. It was a cause dear to Rick's heart.
and fond memories can be shared at
Posted online on June 23, 2022
Edwin Lee "Ed" Andrews
passed away June 15, 2022 at the age of 62 of natural causes following a
Ed was born in Boone County on May 19, 1960, son of
Paul and Joanne Andrews of Columbia, Missouri.
Ed is survived by
his parents, a sister, Paula Heck (Greg), and her two sons, Stuart Heck
and Andrew Heck, and their children.
Contributions may be made in
to the American Cancer Society or choice of the donor.
Posted online on June 21, 2022
Hinshaw, 65, of Boonville passed away unexpectedly at his home Sunday,
June 19, 2022.
Visitation for Justin will be 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. on
Wednesday evening June 22 at Howard Funeral Home. Graveside services
will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday morning at Walnut Grove Cemetery with Tracy
Carl Justin Hinshaw was born October 25, 1956,
in Columbia, MO., the son of Cecil Allen Hinshaw and Hazel Francis
Hampton Hinshaw. He attended Hickman High School and graduated in 1975.
Justin helped his dad with the family plumbing business and continued
the tradition for over 30 years. He loved golf and played football at
Hickman High School and later played slow pitch softball for years.
Justin loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren.
Justin was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Hazel,
brother, Phillip Hinshaw and sister, Shelia Hinshaw. He is survived by
his lifelong partner, Marty Howell of 31 years, daughters, Mary (James)
Melloh of Ferndale, WA., and Rachel (Phil) Henderson of Raymore, MO.,
brothers and sister, Kevin (Janice) Hinshaw, Eric Hinshaw and Becky
(Danny John) Hinshaw all of Columbia, MO. Also surviving are his
grandchildren, Zoe and Mac Henderson, Desmond, Jolene and Ansel Melloh,
and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
are suggested to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Online condolences may be
left at: www.howardfh.com.
online on June 29, 2022
Schoene, age 62, passed away on June 23, 2022 from a rapidly progressing
cancer, peritoneal mesothelioma. She was a lifelong resident of
Columbia, Missouri. She was a protector of the disabled, a lover of
animals, and a blithe spirit whose smile lit up a room and who never met
Lydia attended University Lab School, West Junior
High School and Hickman High School, graduating with the Kewpie class of
1977. She then attended Stephens College for three years before
interrupting her formal education by enlisting in the United States
Navy. She became a Navy Seabee (Construction Battalion) and served on
active duty for 6 years, being stationed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and
on the Caribbean island of Antigua. While in the Navy she continued her
college work at Stephens from a distance and upon her return finished
her studies and graduated with a B.A. majoring in biology in 1987.
After college she obtained a Master of Arts in special education
from Mizzou in 1994 while working part-time at the VA Hospital and
Judevine and Woodhaven. She remained in the U.S. Navy Reserves during
this period, traveling the world as a logistics specialist. She was
recalled to active duty in 1991 as part of the Desert Storm campaign in
the first Gulf war. She was deployed to Bahrain where her unit was
subject to Scud attacks and feared chemical weapons.
In 1996 she
joined Boone County Group Homes (now Boone County Family Resources) as a
support coordinator. For over 26 years she worked to provide adults with
disabilities and their families with the resources they needed to lead
fulfilling, happy lives. It was her life’s passion and she affected
hundreds upon hundreds of lives for the better.
Her other main
passion in life was her family, and especially her brother Brent, now a
client of Woodhaven. From their early childhood she was his most
ferocious protector and they remained the most constant of soul mates.
She was a member of PEO Chapter AZ, Kings Daughters, Constance Emig
Circle, The Readers and Friends of the Columbia Public Library. She
joined her parents in numerous genealogical and other organizations
including Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, Colonial Dames of America,
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, National
Society Magna Carta, and the Huguenot Society.
In 2002 Lydia
married Charles Alan Schoene who survives her in Columbia. Her parents,
Clarence Mott (“Jack”) Pickard, M.D. and Florence Estelle Carlan
(“Erica”) Pickard both predeceased her. She is survived by her brothers
Carlan Brent Pickard and Emmett Blair Pickard, both of Columbia, and
Reid Haskell Pickard of Overland Park, Kansas.
contributions may be made to Woodhaven Learning Center whose staff is
taking such good care of her brother Brent, or to Columbia Second Chance
or Mid-Missouri Humane Society, from whom all Lydia’s beloved animals
have been adopted.
Online condolences and tributes may be shared
with the family at www.bachyager.com.
Posted online on July 08, 2022
Eric Scott Evans
passed away on June 24, 2022, in Columbia, MO. He was 61. Eric was born
on August 27, 1960, in Carbondale, IL, the second child of Roy Winston
and Sharon Rae Evans.
Eric attended David H. Hickman High School,
graduating in 1978. While there, he met Teresa Lea Patterson during one
of the several theater productions in which they participated. The high
school sweethearts married in 1981 and had one child, Jason Patrick
Evans, born in 1987.
After high school, Eric joined the army.
After active-duty service in the army, Eric attended the University of
Missouri where he graduated with a degree in medical sociology with a
minor in health care administration in 1987. Eric always had a love for
Mizzou, working at the university for several years and was a football
season ticket holder for many years. During his time at Mizzou, he
served as the Emergency Management Specialist for the Missouri Fire and
Rescue Training Institute and later with the UM Police Department as the
university’s Emergency Management Coordinator.
After serving in
the army, Eric joined the Missouri Army National Guard until his
retirement in 2018, a career spanning 36 years of service. He retired as
a Colonel and Deputy Commander of the Missouri National Guard Medical
Command in Jefferson City, Missouri. His time in the National Guard
included a 14-month deployment as commander of the 1st Support Battalion
of the Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai, Egypt.
graduating from Mizzou, Eric worked for the Missouri State Emergency
Management Agency as the state’s all hazards planner and state training
officer for 13 years. He then joined the University of Missouri. After
his work at Mizzou, Eric rejoined the state and was working with the
Department of Mental Health in Jefferson City at the time of his death.
Throughout his time with the state and with the university, he worked
with FEMA and the Emergency Management Institute as an instructor and
curriculum consultant. Eric also participated in Disaster fieldwork at
both the state and federal level working in damage assessment and the
Joint Disaster Field Offices and Disaster Application Centers.
Eric will be remembered for his passion for Mizzou, his love of country,
his sense of humor, service to his community, and a love of gardening.
Eric and Lea regularly donated to the Central Humane Society and all of
their dogs were adopted from there, except the stray that once followed
them home while out for an evening walk.
Eric was preceded in
death by his wife of 39 years, Teresa Lea Patterson Evans, and his
parents, Roy and Sharon Evans.
Eric is survived by his son, Jason
Evans and his wife, Brianna Casey Evans, as well as two grandchildren,
Apollo Casey Evans and Halcyone Sue Evans of Cape Girardeau, MO. In
addition, Eric is survived by his brother, Mike Evans and his wife Tara,
of Sierra Vista, AZ; sister Kelley Evans Davis and her husband Tom of
Tamarac, FL; mother-in-law Shirley Patterson of Columbia, MO;
brother-in-law Lance Patterson and his wife Jill McEntegart of Atlanta,
GA; nephews Michael Patterson and his wife Paloma of Madrid, Spain;
Nathan Patterson and his wife Erin of Buffalo, NY; and Andrew Patterson
who is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps.
family will receive guests for a memorial service on July 22, 2022
starting at 9:30 at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W,
Columbia, MO 65202. A celebration of life will follow in the funeral
chapel at 10:30.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
American Red Cross to commemorate Eric’s lifelong service to emergency
management and disaster work. Donations can be made here:
condolences may be shared online at
Posted online on August 16, 2022
March 9, 1964 -
July 2, 2022
Yvette Griffin passed away on July 2, 2022 at Boone
hospital surrounded by family.
Yvette was a devoted wife, sister,
mother and Nana.
Yvette is survived by her husband Randy Griffin,
siblings Vicki Fox and Todd Hunter, children Kaitlyn and Bailey Griffin
along with grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
celebration of life will be held August 27th from 2pm - 4pm at The
General Store in Rocheport MO.
In lieu of flowers donations can
be made to the Autoimmune Association. https://autoimmune.org
Published by The Paducah Sun on Jul. 9, 2022
Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah, 120 Memorial Dr, Paducah KY
Bryant, 53, of Paducah, passed away at 10:16 a.m. Thursday, July 7,
2022, at his residence after a battle with cancer for seven years. He
was born on March 23, 1969, in Columbia, Missouri. David was a manager
for Walmart for 27 years. He was a graduate of Hickman High School in
Columbia, Missouri, where he played baseball. David enjoyed baseball,
golf and everything MIZZOU. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and
enjoyed spending time with family and friends on game and movie nights.
For the last 13 years he enjoyed spending time with his best pal, his
dog Cooper. David was a member of Rosebower Baptist Church.
survived by his wife of 25 years, Cathy Brannan Bryant; daughter, Avery
Elizabeth Bryant of Paducah; son, William David Bryant of Paducah;
parents, Earl Bryant and Kathy Forbis Bryant of Columbia; two sisters,
Sherrie Asbury and husband, Lowell, of Columbia, Missouri, and Darla
Atkins and husband, Robert, of Columbia, Missouri; brother, Michael
Bryant and wife, Karla, of Columbia, Missouri.
will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Milner & Orr Funeral
Home of Paducah. Burial will follow at Rosebower Baptist Church
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Expressions of sympathy may take form of contributions to, Ray & Kay
Eckstein Hospice Care Center, 1530 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah, KY 42003; or
to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002; or to the American
Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2167, Lexington, KY 40588.
You may show
your support at www.milnerandorr.com and send a "Hug from Home" balloon
Posted online on July 10, 2022
Maupin of Columbia, passed away July 9, 2022 at Boone Hospital in
Columbia , he was 68 years old. Mike was born January 1, 1954 in
Columbia, the son of Walter Harvey and Dilla Lou Enoch, Maupin. Mike
married Jennifer Canole on March 10, 2007 in Columbia.
at Lenoir as a floor tech and was a member New Salem Baptist Church.
No services will be held at this time.
He is survived by his
wife, Jennifer; two sons, Joshua Maupin and Tyler Maupin; one daughter,
Stephanie (Brandon) Threlkeld; two brothers, Harvey (Linda) Maupin and
Scott (Christine) Maupin; two sisters, Nancy Lee (Russell) Hoskins and
Sharon (Gerald) Phillips; seven grandchildren.
the direction of Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland.
IN THE CARE OF William Wood Funeral Home
Critchfield, 79 of Boonville, Missouri passed away at his home on July
11, 2022. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Ken’s life at 6:00
p.m., Monday, July 25, 2022 (Ken’s 8oth birthday) at the Hotel Fredrick,
501 High St. Boonville, MO. A service at 6 followed by fellowship at the
Ken was born on July 25, 1942 in Columbia the son of
Letson Ray Critchfield and Clara Bryant (Shaw) Critchfield who preceded
him in death. Ken graduated from Hickman High School the class of 1960.
Ken was an avid reader, spoke five languages: English, French, German,
Spanish and Russian. He loved music and enjoyed playing the piano. In
high school Ken was accepted to Julliard School of Music but moved to
Laguna Beach instead with friends where he started a nursing career. He
moved to Hawaii in the late 70s and worked at Kaiser Permanente. After
retirement he and Jon moved to Missouri and resided in Boonville where
they resided for the last 28 years.
Ken is survived by his life
partner, John Kevin Kalei Kumia of Boonville, one brother: Gregory
(Debbie) Critchfield of Hartsburg, Hanai son, David Wayne Salmon of
Tallassee, Alabama and his loving dog: Audrey and cat: Stretch who are
missing him dearly.
Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln NE 68510
Cary Dean (“Bud”)
Thorp died Monday, July 11 surrounded by his loving family. Bud was the
youngest son of Cary Dean and Imogene Thorp and was raised first in New
London and then in Columbia, MO. Bud studied Journalism at the
University of Missouri and ultimately went on to earn a Ph.D. in
Business. Bud taught human resources management in the College of
Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for 33
Bud had many interests and brought joy wherever he went.
With his wife Peggy he was an avid dancer and spent many happy years in
the faculty dance club and at the regular dances held at the Auld Center
in Lincoln. Bud was also an active volunteer with Pony Club for twenty
years, where he was loved by generations of children and their parents
who knew him as the master organizer of events, a person who always had
a smile on his face and a willingness to help wherever he was needed.
Bud loved animals, which was apparent to everyone. Whether it was
walking his dog Suku five miles a day, taking care of horses or visiting
with Therapy Dogs, Bud’s face would light up with joy. No matter where
he went or who he met there was always a smile on his face; one of his
chief delights was in making other people happy.
Bud was an
amazing husband and family man. He supported his daughters in their many
endeavors and was always there to cheer them on at violin recitals and
horse shows. He and his wife Peggy shared 61 years together. Virtually
inseparable, everyone knew them as “Bud and Peggy”. Together they
danced, played cards, worked puzzles, and petted every dog they could
Bud is survived by his wife Peggy Thorp, daughters Mindy
Hunke (Chris) and Shawna Lichtenwalner (Craig), and granddaughter Katie
Celebration of life: 12:00 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at
Butherus, Maser and Love, 4040 A. Street, Lincoln, NE. Visitation 10 a.m
to 8 p.m. with family present 5-7, Friday, July 15.
In lieu of
flowers memorials in Bud’s honor may be made to the Healing Hearts
Therapy Dogs or Capital Humane Society.
Posted online on
July 25, 2022
Bruce Rumsey, a
longtime former resident of Columbia, died Sunday, July 17, in Las
Cruces, NM. He is survived by a daughter, Ryan, and wife, Rachel. He is
also survived by his son, Alex, and two step daughters, Christie and
Holly. Bruce’s sisters, Jane Kruse (Rick) and Nan Rumsey (Peter Domer),
both of Florida and his niece Karla Salahshour (Alex)and nephews Matthew
and Paul Domer also survive. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents,
also formerly of Columbia, and his beloved dog, Fletcher.
attended West Junior High, Hickman High School, and the University of
Missouri where he received undergraduate and medical degrees. He
practiced medicine in Dallas, Texas for many years.
delivered hundreds of babies bringing joy to many families. He was a
good looking, fun guy with many friends. He was very generous with his
friends and family. Bruce loved outdoor sports and spending time with
Submitted at www.forevermissed.com
In loving memory
of Miriam Dyak who peacefully crossed the rainbow bridge on July 20,
Born on April 24, 1946 in Manhattan, New York, United States
Passed away on July 20, 2022 in Seattle, Washington, United States
For Miriam with love...
We will miss your irrepressible,
irreverent, and compassionate presence in our lives. We will miss seeing
your ever-present smile and hearing your tinkling laughter. And needless
to say, we will miss the sight of your recently-purple hair. You are a
true original! And we treasure your unique contributions to our lives.
We have loved your brilliance, your non-judgmental appreciation of
the depth and complexity of the human experience (including your own),
and your keen observations of the many deep contradictions within each
of us. You remained sunny and optimistic, but never without an awareness
of the contrasting dark side. And you were able to describe your
multifaceted observations clearly and elegantly – but always with the
soul of a poet.
We are grateful for the rich body of work you
leave behind: your poetry, your esoteric writings, your feminist and
political writings, and your Voice Dialogue teachings, books and
articles. I’m so glad that the Miriam’s Memorial Fund has been created
to honor you and move your work forward.
From your earliest years
in Greece to your final years in Washington, your fearless journey has
been one of exploration, observation, and great creativity. We wish you
a fascinating continuation of this journey in the new realms on the
other side of the rainbow bridge. You’re an extraordinary being - may
you fly joyfully and free!
Those who know and love Miriam can attest to her unwavering commitment
to her husband Richard, and to her family, friends, and her work in the
world as a counselor, author, artist, and poet. Her beautiful soul,
brilliant mind, generous heart, and Mother Bear nature has touched many
of us and will continue to do so for generations to come.
online memorial is intended to support a healthy grieving process for
all of us; to connect with others who loved Miriam, and to share what
Miriam meant to you.
Please scroll down to leave a tribute to
Miriam; upload photos, video, or audios to the Gallery tab above; or add
a memory of Miriam in the Stories tab.
In lieu of flowers, a
Memorial Fund is being set up for donations to support the continuation
of Miriam’s work: the completion and publication of The Voice Dialogue
Facilitators Handbook Part 2 and future scholarships for those attending
trainings developed by Miriam in collaboration with Cassandra Cosme
DePree of the Voice Dialogue Institute.
Please check back to this
site. Once Miriam’s Memorial Fund is established contribution
information will be posted here. Memorial Service Information will also
be posted, and notices will be sent out once it is planned.
you for love and light, and for contributing.
Posted online on August 30, 2022
Karen was born in McPherson, KS on July 6, 1938. She was
the only child of Rodney and Lorraine Polson. She passed away in
Suffolk, VA on July 21, 2022 at the age of 84. She was proceeded in
death by her parents, as well as her second husband of 17 years Captain
James Baxter (2004). She is survived by her two sons Troy Hopper of Mt.
Laurel, NJ, Whitney Hopper of Lenexa, KS and step-daughter Christine
Philput of Virginia Beach, VA. Karen also had 4 grandchildren.
Karen was an outstanding student and musician at Hickman High School in
Columbia, MO. She was named First Chair Flutist for the State of
Missouri and also excelled at the piano. She attended Stephen’s College
in Columbia, where she majored in fashion design. She graduated years
later after raising a family with a Bachelors Degree from Fontbonne
College in Clayton, MO. Karen was a former Alderman for the City of
Clayton and was the Executive Director for the Chamber of Commerce for
Clayton for many years. In 1988 she was named “Clayton’s Citizen of the
She was laid to rest next to James at Greenleaf Memorial
Park in New Bern, NC.
Posted online on August 06, 2022
Dennis F. Sapp, 74,
of Columbia, MO, passed away July 22, 2022 at home with his wife and
children at his side.
Born August 6, 1947, Dennis graduated from
Hickman High School in 1965. He married his wife Kathy (DuBois) on
February 14, 1976. Dennis served in the United States Army early in his
career, transitioned to civilian work, and later served with both the
Boone County Fire Department and the Columbia Fire Department before
taking on several successful entrepreneurial ventures. Dennis had a
passion for flying the airplane he built, was an active member of EAA
Chapter 429, and shared his joy of flying at every opportunity.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy; son, Jason (Rachael) Sapp; daughter,
Rachel (Shad) Anderson; grandchildren, Caden and Kynlee Anderson;
brother, David Sapp (fiancée, Sharon Carmignani); one sister in law,
Debbie Sapp; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a large extended
family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Jessie Sapp;
his brother, Carl Sapp; and one sister in law, Jo Sapp.
services will be held at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, MO on
Saturday August 13, 2022 with visitation from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. with burial in Memorial Park
Posted online on July 28, 2022
Roberts, 81, of Columbia, passed away on July 27, 2022 at home with his
wife, Jen, by his side.
J.D. was born on August 6, 1940, in
Bemidji, Minnesota, to the late James G. and Alma (Gingirich) Roberts.
On November 8, 1962, he married Bonnie Lewis in Columbia and she
preceded him in death on May 9, 1999. He later married Jen Barneso in
the Philippines on January 28, 2014 and she survives. J.D. was an
airline pilot for many years before retiring in 1985.
committal service will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Memorial
Park Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel
starting at 9:00 AM until time for the graveside service.
Tributes may be shared with the family at
Posted online on December
John T Barnes III (Jay) passed away on July 31, 2022 in Sedona,
His wife, Shirley J (Bigham) Barnes passed away on October 15, 2022.
John is survived by a brother, Bob. Shirley is survived by a brother,
Robert and sister, Patty Loper. The couple is also survived by multiple
nephews and nieces.
The couple were truly devoted to each other and celebrated their 54th
wedding anniversary on June 13th.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to
the Humane Society of Sedona 2115 Shelby, Sedona, AZ 86336.
An online guestbook is available to sign at
August 3, 1969 – July 27, 2022
Obituary Kevin Kraff
Valley Oaks-Griffin Mortuary & Crematory & Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks
Kevin Kraff passed on July 27,2022. He was born on
August 3rd, 1969 and was raised in Columbia, Missouri. He lived most of
his adult life in Los Angeles, California.
He will be remembered for
his warmth, generosity, humor, love of his children and cat, and his
thunderous laugh, which made those around him feel good.
achieved his dreams in the video gaming industry through his passion,
creativity, and diligence. He served as the head of marketing at Square
Enix, North America. He loved his work and adored his colleagues during
his long and successful career. He always said he was living all his
childhood dreams in real life. His accomplished bucket list overflowed.
Kevin was the loving son of Patricia and Mike and brother of
Michael. He is survived by his daughter and son, Summer and Forrest; the
mother of his children, Leslie; and his girlfriend, Alisa Garrett.
He had a full life and lived large. He will be sorely missed by
those in his life.
In lieu of flowers please send a donation to
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PIERCE BROTHERS VALLEY OAKS
5600 Lindero Canyon Rd. Westlake Village, CA
Submitted by, Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory &
Memorial Park Cemetery/Columbia
Alan Ray Willis,
beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend, passed away
at his home Sunday, August 7th, 2022.
Alan was born in Columbia, MO
on September 23, 1963, to Houston Leo Willis and Ruth Evelyn “Parker”
Willis who preceded him in death. Alan graduated from Hickman High
School in 1982 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida
State University as a Register Respiratory Therapist.
at various hospitals all over Florida and Missouri but spent his later
life as a RRT at the University of Missouri and his last 18+ years at
the Harry S Truman VA Hospital caring for our nation’s veterans.
Alan’s son, Ryan was born in April 1991. Through thick and thin, good
times and bad, being Ryan’s dad was Alan’s most proud, prized, and
cherished accomplishment. He was proud to have raised such a wonderful,
caring young man.
While working at the VA, Alan met his wife
Terry, and they married in May 2011. Alan gained a daughter and a son.
Ryan gained a brother and a sister. Despite the fact they were not his
biological children, Alan always treated, cared, and love his
stepchildren as though they were his own. Throughout the past 12 years
his family grew to include his three grandchildren, Jackson Williams and
Tristan and Sophia Hoffman.
Alan always loved building things and
working on cars. Above all else he loved playing golf with his friends.
He inherited his skill as a jack of all trades from his father and he
always strived to pass these skills and knowledge on to anyone who would
listen. Whether it was helping Ryan build a barn, assembling puzzles
with his grandchildren, playing golf with Jason, or teaching a new
intern, resident, or Fellow, every moment with Alan was a learning or
Alan loved to travel which he learned at a
young age with his family. He passed on his love of travel to his son
Ryan while he was growing up. He and Terry shared this love of travel
together flying to Cancun, driving down the West Coast, to Niagara
Falls, or just a drive to Hermann for a Wine trail date.
tried to live each day to the fullest on his terms, while helping those
around him who needed it. He loved intensely and made sure those he
loved knew it every single day.
Alan is survived by his wife,
Terry, his son, Ryan (Paige) Willis, two stepchildren Crystal (Mark)
Hoffman, and Jason Williams. Three grandchildren, Jackson Williams and
Tristan and Sophia Hoffman. His sister, Linda Willis, Uncle Bill and
Aunt Donna Willis and Aunt June Willis. Alan was proceeded in death by
both of his parents, Houston and Ruth Willis, and several aunts and
No services are planned at this time. A celebration of
Alan’s life will be held in the future.
In Lieu of flowers the
family request donations in Alan’s name be made to the:
Missouri Honor Flight,1400 Forum BLVD. Suite 7A, Box 334
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at
www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com for the Willis family.
Posted online on August 19, 2022
Joseph Bradley Mahan
III, 82, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away August 14, 2022.
was born in Columbia, Missouri on May 4, 1940. He graduated from Hickman
High School and attended the University of Missouri, Columbia. He was
the President of the Future Farmers of America (F.F.A.), during this
time period. On April 3, 1960, he was united in marriage to Wanda Nadine
Joe worked on the family farm and as an entrepreneur in
insurance and real estate. He was also employed by the US Postal
Service, the Columbia Daily Tribune, Mahan Construction and Remodeling,
and Mizzou Athletics Security. He was active in the Lions Club
International, a member of Bethel Baptist Church and oversaw the
Bethel-Hickam Cemetery Operations.
Joe was passionate about
family, staying active in his community, and volunteering for multiple
organizations. He enjoyed reading books, watching Westerns and
professional wrestling with his son and grandsons.
He is survived
by his children, Stuart (Janna) Mahan of Ashland, Mike (Christi) Mahan
of Jacksonville, FL, and Stephanie Mahan of Columbia; grandchildren,
Austin, Kayla and Jameson (Angel Jacobs and son Liam). He was preceded
in death by his parents, Joseph Mahan II and Alliene Mahan, and brother,
Major Douglas Frank Mahan as well as his wife, Wanda.
will be held from 10:00 – 11:30 am on August 23, 2022 at Memorial
Funeral Home, followed by a private interment in Memorial Park Cemetery,
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Bethel Baptist Church, 201 Old Plank Road, Columbia, Missouri 65203.
Posted online on December 03, 2022
Judith Jane Denney age
79, of Defuniak Springs, Florida, passed away on August 14, 2022, after
a long battle with COPD and spinal stenosis. She was surrounded by her
loved ones at the time of her passing.
Judy was born in Columbia,
Missouri on July 21, 1943, to Wayne and Mary Alice Crane. After
graduating from the University of Missouri in 1965 with a degree in
education, she taught elementary school in Columbia. Judy married
Charles Hugh Denney in 1965 and they had two children, Jane Ann and
Curtis Hugh. She was active in many organizations including Delta Gamma,
her teachers Association, and church and she was always helping in her
children's activities including 4-H, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts.
She retired in May 1998 from Columbia public schools after many
years of teaching. After her retirement, she moved to Kansas City and
she took care of her grandson Julian and enjoyed picking him up after
school and taking him to his activities including boy scouts and trumpet
She recently moved to Defuniak Springs, Florida with her
daughter and son-in-law and her favorite dog Otis. She loved her view of
the lake and had befriended her neighbors and enjoyed talking to them
Judy was in hospice when she passed and was thankful
for the good care she was given by her Regency hospice nurses and Olive
Branch private caregivers.
Judy was preceded in death by her
parents Wayne and Alice Crane, her sisters Gwen Cockrell and Jackie
Stamper, her ex-husband Charles Hugh Denney, and her sister-in-law Jo
Ann Fisher. She is survived by her children Curtis Hugh Denney and Jane
Ann Denney and her husband Kerry Flanagan, her grandson Julian Andrew
Duff, and her many nieces, nephews, and friends.
any memorials go to the American Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer's
Association in memory of her sisters.
Judy's celebration of life
will be Sunday, December 18th at 11:00 am at Memorial Funeral home in
Posted online on August 22, 2022
William Niebruegge, 69, a resident of Columbia, passed away on Saturday,
August 20, 2022, at The Neighborhoods.
Roger was born on May 10,
1953, in Boonville, Mo, the son of Herbert J. Niebruegge and Betty J.
Roger was a 1971 graduate of Hickman High
School and following high school he served his country proudly in the
United States Navy from 1973 until 1977. He worked for the VA for 15
years and for the USGS for 15 years as well. He was 1 month shy of
celebrating 25 years of sobriety, and for over 20 years he has been at
the Oxford House where he befriended and mentored many young men.
Growing up, Roger played baseball in the Kiwanis Club Little Dixie
baseball, as well as a member of the Boy Scouts, camping at Camp
Philmont. In his free time Roger enjoyed camping with his friends,
Trent, Jerry, Darrel, Christian and Bruce as well as working on cars. He
had a love for old cars especially Mustangs and Firebirds, especially
his Mustang GT, which was his baby. He enjoyed gardening, especially
growing tomatoes. He spent hours creating a watering system out of rain
barrels with an automated drip.
Roger is survived by his mother,
Betty J. Niebruegge of New Franklin; one sister, Nancy J. Hayes and
husband Mike of Harrisburg; one nephew, Scott Robinson of Aiken, SC.
Roger was preceded in death by his father.
A celebration of
life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022, at
Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel with the family receiving friends and family
from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
Chapel is honored to serve the Niebruegge family.
Tributes may be
shared with the family at
Posted online on
September 03, 2022
Regan Brown, 95, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at
Patricia was born in 1927 in Columbia, the
daughter of M.J. “Pat” Regan and Evelyn “Vic” Regan. On August 6, 1949
she was united in marriage to Edmond “Ed” Brown who preceded her in
Patricia was a graduate of Hickman High School and earned
an associate degree from Christian (Columbia) College. She graduated
from University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics.
She was employed by Stephens College after graduation. She worked hard
for many years as a loving wife and mother. Later she held a position
with the University as the Coordinator of the Chancellor’s Residence
under Chancellor Barbara Uehling. Patsy was active in PEO, King’s
Daughters and served as a docent at the Museum of Art and Archeology.
She and Ed were founding members of the Trinity Presbyterian Church and
Patsy was known to bring fresh flowers to the church on a regular basis.
She enjoyed playing tennis and bridge with her friends. She enjoyed
traveling throughout this country and abroad.
survived by her children: Patrick (Meg) Brown, Lee (Vicki) Brown, Karen
Brown (Jim Bolli), five grandchildren: Aaron Bolli; Chrissy Brown,
Jessica Brown, Ryan (Carrie) Brown and Kara (Eric) Miedema; two nieces:
Rebecca Keever and Elizabeth Regan, one nephew: Michael Regan; seven
great grandchildren and a great great grandson along with a host of
cousins, nieces and nephews. Patsy is also survived by her dear friend,
tennis partner and travelling companion: Richard Dohm. She was preceded
in death by her parents, her husband and one brother: Dr. William Regan
of Richmond, VA.
Private family graveside services will be held
in Memorial Park Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be at 1:00 PM on
Wednesday, September 21st at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Columbia, MO.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity Presbyterian Church,
1600 West Rollins Rd., Columbia, MO 65203.
Darrell Wayne Wainscott
APRIL 2, 1942
– SEPTEMBER 2, 2022
Obituary of Darrell Wayne Wainscott
Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park Cemetery/Columbia
Wayne Wainscott, 80, of Columbia passed away Monday, September 2, 2022
at the Neighborhoods. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00
a.m. on Monday September 12, 2022 in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Darrell was born on April 2, 1942 in Columbia, the son of William L.
Wainscott and Opal Mae (Calvin) Wainscott. He was a graduate of Hickman
High School. On August 8, 1974 he was united in marriage to Joyce West
Wainscott, who survives at their home. They recently celebrated their
Darrell owned and operated his own flooring
business in Boone County for many years, a business carried on by his
son. He enjoyed traveling, boating, sprint car racing, grilling, and
smoking meat for his family and friends. He was an avid and accomplished
golfer, traveling across the country to compete. He and his family
bought and cleared property in southern Boone County here they later
built their own home. This provided the family with many wonderful
memories of fishing, swimming, and ice skating on their pond. Darrell
was a family man, a provider and a great friend to all he met.
Darrell is survived by his wife, Joyce; his children, Darrell “Buck”
(Nancy) Wainscott, Jr., Kimberly C. Wainscott, Tory (Martin) Silver, and
Kevin (Sheryl) Bucklew; a sister-in-law, Carolyn (Terry) Glanville;
eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren (with new twins due in
December); as well as cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and a
large group of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and two
brothers, Bill and George.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
The Boone Hospital Foundation or the National Kidney Foundation.
John William McBaine Jr.
MAY 3, 1945 –
SEPTEMBER 3, 2022
Obituary of John
William McBaine Jr.
IN THE CARE OF Serenity Funeral Home & Serenity
Gardens Memorial Park
Johnnie W. McBaine Jr. died at home
September 3rd, 2022 surrounded by family after a long battle with
He is survived by his children Marci, Johnnie
Ill, Christopher, Kelly, and Craig. His loving wife, Carole, passed away
John had an amazing career with General Motors in Flint,
MI that spanned four decades. Once retired from General Motors, he
relocated with his family to Largo, FL in 2000.
He loved to golf
and play softball. He was active in various leagues around Pinellas
He will be missed greatly and loved always.
God bless him and rest in peace.
Services will be held at
Serenity Funeral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Rd., Largo, FL 33774 on Friday
September 9th, 2022. Johnnie's visitation will be held from 10-11am, his
funeral service will begin at 11am, with a graveside to follow at
Serenity Gardens Memorial Park.
Submitted by Ammen Family Cremation & Funeral Care
Street, Melbourne, FL 32901
Obituary of Tim
Tim S. Vanatta, 72, of Columbia, MO passed away on September
8th, 2022 in West Melbourne, FL.
Tim was born in Fayette, MO to
Robert & Lois Vanatta on June 4th, 1950. He attended Hickman High School
where he was an All American basketball player and went on to play at
Tulane University. He eventually earned both his undergraduate and
Masters degree from the University of Missouri. Tim's career was spent
as a Park & Recreation Director across numerous cities in MO, FL, CO,
KS, TN, and GA.
Tim was a loving family man that was known for
his outgoing personality and humor. He was an avid sport's fan, animal
lover, and enjoyed spending time out on the water.
survived by his wife of 50 years, Rhonda Hartley Vanatta of Columbia,
MO; his three sons and daughters-in-law Van & Christina, Blake & Megan,
and Jarrod & Cassie; his 4 grandchildren; and his brother, Tom Vanatta.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Rob Vanatta.
He was very loved and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, please
support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
by Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N Garth Av, Columbia MO 65202
Judith Ann (Jacob)
July 10, 1937 ~ September 11, 2022 (age 85)
(Judy) Ann Creasy, 85, Columbia, passed away peacefully on Sunday,
September 11, 2022.
A visitation will be held from 12:30-2:30
p.m., Thursday, September 15, 2022, at First Christian Church, 101 N
10th St, Columbia. A graveside service will follow the visitation at
2:45 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Judy was born July 10, 1937,
in Columbia to the late Cecil and Julia (Hoffman) Jacob. She was
employed for more than 20 years with Columbia College. She graduated
from Hickman high school in 1955, then also graduated from Christian
College and the University of Missouri. She was a lifelong member of
First Christian Church.
Judy's focus in life was always family.
It began as the youngest of four children. She was the baby of the
family in every way. Judy was remarkably close with her mother, Julia,
until her passing. Judy had five children of her own over nearly
fourteen years. They were the true joy of her life. The grandchildren
were icing on the cake.
Judy was an avid reader and quite a creative
writer. Seldom a family birthday went by without a poetic card from
Judy. She had a love of dogs and a knack for spoiling them that has been
passed down in the family. Years were spent on genealogy research,
crocheting afgans and producing beautiful quilts. She enjoyed classic
movies and musicals immensely. And for many years her flower beds were
the envy of all her neighbors.
Judy was a fun, funny,
spirited, often opinionated person. She was generous and selfless. If
you knew her you liked her. If you knew her well you loved her.
will be sorely missed.
Judy is survived by her children, Ted
Creasy, Jay Creasy (Chris), Julie Nichols (David), Cindy Ruffolo, and
Jeff Creasy (Lottie); sister, Virginia Itschner of Columbia; thirteen
grandchildren, Laurel, Hiliary, Teddy, Drew, Lexie, Jake, Jeff, Jack,
Sam, Zac, Ben, Abe, Max; and four great grandchildren.
also preceded in death by her two brothers, Roy Jacob and Jimmy Jacob.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's
Association or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, c/o Bach-Yager
Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave, Columbia, MO 65202.
Posted online on September 20, 2022
"Ann" Sprouse of Columbia, passed away 9/12/22. She was born in Columbia
on 1/26/46. Ann graduated from Hickman High School and married Harold
Beuer. She later married Bob "Popcorn" Sprouse and he preceded her in
Ann had a career in insurance for many years and retired
from Columbia Insurance Group. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge and
the Elks Lodge and had a passion for camping, fishing and golf. But her
true passion was being around her many friends.
Ann is survived
by her daughter Sheryl Brady of Columbia. She is also survived by
siblings Nona Fenton of Tennessee, and Jimmy Shettlesworth and Cheryl
Holman of Columbia, many nieces and nephews, and a very special
companion Granville Loyd.
Ann was preceded in death by brother
John Shettlesworth and sister Ellen Abbott. There will be no services at
this time but a celebration of life will be held in the spring.
Memorials can be made to the Eagles Lodge, Columbia, MO, in Ann's name.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at
www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com for the Sprouse family.
Posted online on September 17, 2022
Acton, 64, of Columbia, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at
home surrounded by his loving family.
Mitch was born May 19,
1958, in Columbia to the late Raymond and Mary (McBaine) Acton. Mitch
was a member of the Dripping Spring Christian Church where he sang in
the choir. He often mowed the yards of church members that were not able
to do it themselves. For many years he was employed by Boone Clinic in
the Maintenance Department. Mitch also worked in construction,
particularly concrete construction, many times alongside his son. He
enjoyed being out of doors, crappie fishing and golfing. He was a very
accomplished pool player. Most of all he loved his family and spending
time with them.
Mitch is survived by his sons, Mitch Acton of
Columbia and Mike Acton (Liza) of Boonville; siblings, Randy Acton
(Diane) of Ashland, Charles Acton (Patty) of Pilot Grove and Rhonda
Acton of Hallsville and seven grandchildren, Connor, Austin, Ava,
Allison, Thomas, Brady, Jesse.
A funeral service will be held at
1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel
with a visitation from 11:00 a.m. until time for the service. Burial
will follow the service at Memorial Park Cemetery.
condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at
Posted online on September 22, 2022
Sharon Reed Bosch,
76, of Columbia, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 p.m.,
Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Family will
receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until time for the service. A private
family burial will follow the service at Dripping Spring Cemetery.
Sharon was born December 3, 1945, in Boone County, to the late
Howard Dell “Punk” and Virginia “Lucille” (Level) Reed. She lived her
entire life in Boone County and was a 1963 graduate of David H. Hickman
High School. She was employed with the University of Missouri Hospital &
Clinics and Columbia Regional Hospital as a Nurse-Certified Medical Tech
for 30 years. She also worked for Stephens College.
to entertain, having card parties and parties for her grandchildren,
their friends and neighborhood children. She loved her dogs, but most of
all loved spending time with family.
Sharon is survived by her
son, Jerry G. Cockrell, Jr. (April) of Columbia; three step daughters,
Paula Wager (Brian) of Columbia, Karen Berger (Justin) of Rolla,
Tammy Back (Kenneth) of Rolla; brother, Gene Reed (Jean “Dede”) of
Columbia; sisters, Gloria Reed Ewens and Ruth “Ann” Reed Shaon, both of
Hallsville; grandchildren, Katelyn Dawn Cockrell Smith (Nathan) and
Kortney Lynn Cockrell (Matthew McFall) and step-grandchildren, Ashley
Wager Turley (Ross), Matthew Wager (Kali), Haley Owens, Wyatt Owens,
Bridgett Owens, Henry Berger, Gracie Berger, Ivy Berger and Aiden Back;
great grandchildren, Everett Wager and Maysen Smith and many nieces and
She was also preceded in death by sister, Anna Mae Reed
and brother, Bobby Dell Reed.
Memorial contributions are
suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.
1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202.
Online condolences and
tributes may be shared with the family at
Posted online on September 26, 2022
Ronald James Crouse,
80, of Columbia, MO, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022.
Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday,
September 29, 2022 at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia with a
visitation starting at Noon.
Ron was born in Joplin, MO on
October 26, 1941 to James Mathias Crouse and Mildred (Meekins) Crouse.
He married Sandra Sue Wilhite on November 18, 1962 and she survives. He
was preceded in death by his mother, father and sister, DeeAnn (Harold)
Earnest. He is survived by his wife Sue, daughter Christa (Allen) Smith
of Hallsville; son Doug (Kay) Crouse of Columbia; grandchildren Tyler
(Chelsea) Stone of Ashland, Tanner (Rebecca) Stone of Tebbetts, Evan and
John Crouse of Columbia, and Alana Smith of Hallsville; step-grandson
Brett Smith of Columbia; great-grandchildren, Deacon, Silas and Jamison
Ron loved to quail hunt and volunteered as a parent
coach/handyman for Daniel Boone Little League in their early days. He
was a member of Broadway Christian Church in Columbia where he taught
Sunday school, led youth group activities, and served as deacon and
elder. He spent his life-long career in Columbia building and remodeling
homes. He loved to work, and he loved his family. He was well known by
family and friends as a wonderful hugger and will be missed so very
Memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer's
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be
www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com for the Crouse family.
Obituary provided by family, October 28,
Duncan Teeter, 80, of Lexington, NC passed away on Friday, September
23rd, 2022, after a brief illness. Karen was born on February 26th,
1942, in Bonne Terre MO to Opal Duncan.
The family moved to
Columbia in the early 50’s and settled in on Rosemary Drive. She
graduated from Hickman High School in 1960.
She married Jack
Teeter in 1963, he passed away in 2021. She was very involved in her
husband’s Jack’s coaching career. Starting from her boys in little
league to him coaching college baseball. You could always find her in
the stands keeping score and cheering them on.
She was an avid
quilter and needlepoint aficionado. Her quilts and wall hangers were
often on display in the Lexington craft fairs and shops.
preceded in death by her husband of 58 years and her daughter Ronnie.
Survivors include two sons, Jake Teeter and his wife Deb of
Thomasville NC and Don Teeter and his wife Kathy of Zionsville IN.; 3
grandchildren, Bruce Teeter and Cheryl Teeter, Meagan Gibson and 1 great
Services were private, and she will join Jack in
having their ashes spread with his at a lake they both loved to
Posted online on September 29, 2022
Douglas Melloway, age 84, of Columbia, MO passed away on September 26,
2022. Always willing to help anyone that needed it, Danny never met a
stranger because everyone that met him instantly knew that there was no
one else like him. His personality can only be summed up with two words:
Born to Oliver and Laura Wilhite Melloway on June
2, 1938, Danny grew up in Huntsdale, MO working on his grandfather’s
240-acre farm and going to school in a one-room schoolhouse taught only
by Mrs. Claudine Moreau. In his 84 years Danny never forgot where he
came from: a farm boy from Huntsdale. As an adult he loved helping on
the farm and in his mom’s garden with his beloved John Deere tractor.
At Hickman High School Danny loved his ’56 Ford and as a senior he
started his journey as an electrician working for Hartley Richardson.
After graduation, he started a four-year apprenticeship program with
IBEW Local 257 in Jefferson City and then shortly after moved to San
Diego, CA. While home for Christmas, he and Delores Bedsworth decided
they should get married. Being the holidays and everywhere was booked,
they called their ninth-grade teacher Rev. C. W. Pitney who married them
in a small ceremony at his own home on December 30, 1959. Because
Delores decided to get married and move to California rather than travel
to the Orange Bowl with Marching Mizzou as a twirler in her senior year,
Danny promised he would take her to Florida one day. Ten years later,
Mizzou went to the Orange Bowl again and Danny fulfilled his promise.
After moving from San Diego back to Columbia, Danny finished his
apprenticeship and became President of IBEW Local 257. Serving as
Business Manager for 15 years, he held many titles and was Chairman of
many committees including President of the Jefferson City/Columbia
Building Trades Council.
Danny, a union man through and through,
was passionate about organizing unrepresented electricians. His
larger-than-life personality made everyone feel comfortable and his
perseverance was respected by members and employers alike. Never backing
away from a challenge, Danny was elected Business Manager during a slow
period with many members unemployed. Danny negotiated countless
contracts, including the contract to build the Callaway Nuclear Plant.
With Danny’s help, Local 257 came out of financial hardship and provided
ten years of employment for hundreds of IBEW members. Danny then
negotiated the Local 257 retirement plan, making retirement enjoyable
for hundreds of IBEW members. When he moved to the International Office
he left the local with a great financial surplus.
On his off
hours, Danny had one small vice: he was unable to walk past a craps
table without stopping. Still involved in IBEW after retiring, Danny
loved to tell true stories to anyone that would listen. He loved a good
joke, even if he was on the receiving end!
Retiring after 17
years from the International Office, Danny and Delores continued to have
many adventures and loved to travel with their dearest friends, Rosemary
and Craig. They spent many days sleeping and fishing on their cruiser at
the Lake of the Ozarks, loved dancing, going to NASCAR races, and
traveling everywhere (including Florida every year). During over six
decades of marriage Danny and Delores could have written a best seller
about all their funny (and not-so-funny) adventures.
survived by his wife of 63 years, Delores, son David (who Danny called
his “Number One Son”), sister Brenda Mansfield of Fayette, half-brother
Oliver Melloway of Wichita, KS, stepbrother Danny Lock, half-sisters
Jewel, Susie, and Janice, sister-in-law Elaine Wehmeyer of Columbia, and
several nieces and nephews.
Danny was preceded in death by both
of his parents, his sister Betty Logwood, his mother and father-in-law
Helen and Denver Bedsworth, and brothers-in-law Tommy Logwood, Frank
Mansfield, and Rick Wehmeyer.
A memorial will be held at Memorial
Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia on Sunday, October 9
with visitation at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and a memorial service
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s
Children’s Research Hospital or contributions of your choice.
Posted online on October 03, 2022
Sunrise: December 22, 1978 - Sunset: September 26, 2022
Anika Elaine Bacon
was born to the union of Anthony Bacon, Sr. and Sonja Jackmon Boone on
December 22, 1978. Anika was a graduate from Hickman High School in
1997. She received her certifications as a CNA and Medical tech, dental
assistant and attended cosmetology school.
She loved taking care
of others and was a very compassionate, caring person.
survived by her son Cameron Ronzell Bacon of Columbia, her daughter
Alise Rozonna Bacon of Columbia, Sonja Jackmon-Boone (mother) and Garry
Boone (step-father) of Columbia, brother Anthony Ray Bacon, Jr (Tina) of
Washington State, sisters Taniesha Nicole Boone-Soilvilien (Hubner) of
Grain Valley, MO, Alicia Victoria Rivera of Florida, maternal
grandparents Melvin Butler of Boonville, Mo and JoAnn Jackmon of
Fayette, MO, whom she had a very loving relationship with, and a host of
aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by
her father Anthony Bacon, Sr., maternal grandfather Russell Jackmon Jr.
and paternal grandparents John and Rosie Bacon.
Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Second
Baptist Missionary Baptist Church, 407 E. Broadway, Columbia MO.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service &
Crematory, 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153.
Condolences may be left online for the family at
Posted online on October 05, 2022
Howard, 82, of Columbia passed away on October 4, 2022.
born on January 22, 1940 in Boone County to Jerry and Unabel (Nicholson)
Nienaber. Anita grew up in Columbia and attended Hickman High School.
Following school, she started working part time for Kelly Press, and
would eventually go on to work full time for GTE for over 19 years until
her retirement in 1993. In 1956 Anita married Jerry Samuels, and to this
union three children were born Cindy, Ron, and Teri. She then remarried
William Howard in 1990, and they would remain together for the next 23
years until William’s passing in 2013.
Anita enjoyed bowling,
going fishing, visiting the casinos, and quilting. She loved attending
all of her grandkids’ ball games throughout the years, and above all
else loved just getting to spend quality time with friends and family.
Anita is survived by her two children, Ron Samuels (Sallie) and Teri
Slate both of Columbia; one brother Donald Nienaber (Dorothy) of
Branson; two grandsons: Justin Samuels and Austin Samuels (Natalie) of
Columbia; and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in
death by her husband William Howard, one daughter Cindy Samuels, and two
brothers Jerry Estill Nienaber and Duane Nienaber.
be received Monday, October 10, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 am at
Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, MO
65203 immediately followed by the funeral service. Burial will be held
at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial donations in memory of Anita
can be made payable to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Hospice
Compassus, or Coyote Hill.
Arrangements are under the direction
of Nilson-Millard Cremation and Burial Center, 5611 E. St. Charles Road;
Columbia, MO 65202. (573) 474-8443. Condolences may be left online for
the family at
online on October 11, 2022
Lancaster, 72, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2022.
Mike was born on January 2, 1950, in Columbia, the son of the late
David Lee and Fannie Frances (Bittle) Lancaster. Some of the things that
Mike got enjoyment from include camping, fishing, golf, and baseball. He
also liked to visit Branson and attend some of the many shows available
Mike is survived by siblings, Randy Lancaster (Pam), Susie
Wooden (Kevin) and Melissa Lancaster; former wife, Deb Cannon;
significant other, Sylvia Schieszer; grandchildren, Ethen and Dakotah
Lancaster; and great grandchildren, Kaspyn Michael and Addi.
was also preceded in death by his grandson, Tra.
A Celebration of
Life will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Praise Assembly
of God Church concluding with Military Honors. Visitation will be from
10:00 a.m. until time for the service. Mike’s urn will be inurned at the
Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville at a later date.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Ethen Lancaster and Dakotah
Lancaster, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia,
Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the
family at www.bachyager.com.
Posted online on October 19, 2022
Melvin G. Sapp of
Columbia passed away October 18, 2022 at the Harry S. Trumans Veterans
Hospital in Columbia, he was 87 years old. Melvin was born October 30,
1934, in Ashland the son of Virgil E and Ina L. Rippeto Sapp. He married
Beverly Bennett on December 24, 1955 in Ashland and she survives.
Melvin served in the United States Air Force, he was a member of
Goshen Primitive Baptist Church. He was also a member of the American
Legion Post 152 in Ashland. He owned and operated Zesto in Columbia for
10 years, he retired from Square D, where he worked as a mechanic. After
retirement, he went to work at Hy-Vee as a cashier.
services will be held on October 21, 2022 at 2:00pm Robinson Funeral
Home in Ashland, with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in
Columbia. Visitation will be held 12:00 to 2:00pm. prior to funeral.
Survivors include, his wife, Beverly, two sons, David G (LeeAnn)
Sapp of Franklin Tennessee: one daughter, Laura M (Preston) Shrum of
Columbia; one brother, Radell Sapp of Columbia; two sisters, Sue
Ronimous of Ashland and Fern Huffman of Columbia; seven grandchildren
and sixteen great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his
Memorial Contributions may be given to Goshen Cemetery in
care of the family.
Posted online on
October 21, 2022
R. Blair Long, 76, of
Stoutsville, Missouri, passed away on October 18, 2022 at Boone Hospital
Center in Columbia. He was born December 17, 1945, near Claresholm,
Alberta, Canada, to Rufus Long and Ethel Davies Long. When Blair was six
months old he moved with the family to Boone County where he resided for
Blair graduated from Hallsville High School in
1966 and, soon after, married Sue Baugh Long and started a family. He
worked for 3M Company in Columbia for 26 years, retiring in 1996. During
those years he also raised cattle, horses, sheep and hogs on the family
farm near Hallsville. In retirement, and after divorcing and moving to
Monroe County, he continued to help neighbors farm. He also bought
property in North Dakota and helped area farmers there with planting and
harvesting for several years. He later married Jill Quade.
loved horseback riding much of his life, and especially looked forward
to trail rides with friends in Eminence, Missouri, and Rudolf Bennitt
Wildlife Area in Howard County. Farming, horses and good friends
enriched his life.
Survivors include two sons, Matt Long of
Centralia and his friend Cassie Gray, and Marc Long and wife Lisa of
Yankton, S.D.; grandchildren Ruby Long of Hallsville, Alex Long and wife
Haley Canaday of Columbia, and Andrew Long of Hallsville; brothers, Ross
Long and wife Mary of Centralia, David Long and wife Vicki of Centralia,
sister Florence Nelson and husband Larry of Centralia, and sister-in-law
Vicki Long of Columbia. He was preceded in death by his parents, a
brother, Dean Long, and a sister, Rita Long.
At Blair’s request
he will be cremated and no services will be held. A gathering to
remember Blair and his famous sayings will be held from 2-5 p.m. on
Sunday, October 23, 2022, at Spirit Hall, Knights of Columbus, 20650
Highway 124, Centralia.
Posted by Ben Davis Funeral Home 931 Preston St, Columbus TX 78934
Annette Thrower, 63 passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at the
Northwest Houston Hospital in Houston Texas. Jacqueline (Jackie) was
born, to Timothy Elijah Thrower and Mary Katherine Hegler Thrower. She
was proceeded in death by her parents, two brothers: James Sterling
Thrower, a half-brother Charles M. Benford, and one nephew D’Tarius
Jackie graduated from David H. Hickman High
School in 1977. She attended Shorter College in North Little Rock
Arkansas where she earned her Associate in Arts degree in 1980. Jackie
was the first in her immediate family to attend and graduate from
college. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant, and a
Developmental Trainer at a Juvenile Detention in Fordyce Arkansas. She
also worked at the Klein Independent School District as a Teacher’s Aide
for 22 years in Houston Texas until her retirement. Jackie enjoyed
talking with her grandchildren on a regular basis. She also loved
cooking, listening to old school 70’s and gospel music, as well as
watching Joel Osteen on Sundays.
Survivors include Troy Taylor
(companion) of Texas, son, Anthony D. Thrower of Florida. Siblings:
Sharon Diane Ekpe of Arkansas, Debra Thrower of Florida, Elijah Timothy
Thrower, Michael Thrower, and Stephen Thrower (Nikki Wray), all of
Columbia Missouri. One aunt, Betty Mae Garcia of Texas. Grandchildren
include Victoria D. Thrower, Jacob M. Thrower “aka Jake the Snake”,
Joshua A. Thrower, Anthony D. Thrower, Jr., Jaleel T. Thrower, and Jadon
Fretwell. Two bonus grandchildren include De’Oshina Bagby and D’Arquez
Jennings. Nieces: Stephanie E. Hunter (Anthony) of Texas, Dena M.
Williams of Georgia, Ashley S. Benford of Texas, LaKayla M. Prince,
Chioma L. Thrower, Sha’Day L. Maurer, and Honesty Jackson, all of
Columbia Missouri. Nephew: Stephen D. Maurer (Danielle) of Columbia
Missouri, and a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins (especially
Mary Ann Robinson of Arkansas), extended family members, and friends
(including a special friend Beverly Thompson of Missouri).
Thrower family acknowledges, with grateful appreciation, all acts of
kindness rendered during our time of bereavement. The visits, phone
calls, prayers, positive thoughts, flowers, cards, condolences, and
others sympathetic gestures are deeply appreciated. May God bless and
keep each of you in the name of Jesus Christ.
The Broken Chain
Jackie, little did we know that God was going to soon call your
name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our
hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you,
the day God called you home. You left peaceful memories, your precious
love is still our guide; and although we cannot see you, you are always
at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but
as God calls us home, one by one, the chain will link again!
on October 23, 2022
Bobby G. Clark, age
74, of Jefferson City passed away October 20th 2022 in Jefferson City,
Bobby was born November 23, 1947 in Poplar Bluff Missouri,
the son of Paul K. and Lenora M. Martin Clark. He married Maxine
Greenwood on July 12, 1968 in Waukegan, Illinois.
He served in
the United States Navy for 20 years, March 1968 to June 1988. He was a
member of the American Legion Post 5 in Jefferson City. Bobby worked for
Computer Science Corporation as a contract manager.
Services will be held at Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland at 1:00pm on
October 29, 2022. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.
Survivors include, his wife, Maxine; one son, David (Christine)
Clark of St. Louis; a daughter-in-law Toni Clark of Nixa, MO; one
brother Ronald (Carla) Clark of Centralia; one sister, Paula Blumer of
Columbia, his grandchildren, Cameron, Morgan, Emily, Michael and
Scarlett Clark of St. Louis and Thomas Clark of Nixa.
preceded in death by a son, James Travis Clark.
Contributions are suggested to Tunnel2Tower Wounded Warriors in care of
Posted online on October
Denise Kempf of Fayette, MO passed away Saturday, October 22, 2022 after
a long illness.
Susan was born in Ames, IA to parents Clare and
Sophie (Prien) Jensen. She graduated from Hickman High School and worked
at Aardvarkx in Columbia before buying the business in the 90's with her
husband, Gene Kempf. Susan and Gene were married in 1990, they spent
many years traveling and riding their Harley's.
predeceased by her parents and her sister, Pam Elias.
survived by her husband, Gene Kempf; sister, Karla Richardson;
brother-in-law, Kenny Elias; nephew, Todd Wells; nieces, Angela Elias,
Shelby Daniels, and Emma Richardson; great-nephew, Damien Elias; and
great-niece, Jordan Wells.
A memorial visitation will be held at
Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia Friday, October 28, 2022 from 5:00 -
Donations can be made in Susan's honor to the Central
Missouri Humane Society.
Share memories and condolences with the
family online at
Published by Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Creamatory, 12 East
Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65203
Jesse Baker, 63, of Hallsville, passed away on October 24, 2022, at his
home. He was born in Boone County, Missouri on January 20, 1959, to
Russell and Betty (Fite) Baker.
Billy graduated from Hickman High
School and went on to serve his country in the United States Marine
Corps. He was employed as a mechanic at Russell’s Auto Clinic for many
Billy was an easygoing guy whose passion in life was
bowling. In the early 1980s, Billy was the only one in Missouri to win
The Hustler’s Tournament which was 24 games in a row. He also could be
found spending time with his friends at the Lamine River Boat Club,
fishing, or hanging out on the river. He also loved spending time with
He is survived by his son Billy Baker (Courtney) of
Columbia; daughter Carly Baker of Hallsville; brothers: John Baker of
Columbia, Russell “Rusty” Baker of Willett, and Bobby Baker;
grandchildren: Gage, Gunner, Hayleigh, Kaleigh, Jordyn, Landyn, Aidyn,
Lylliyn; great-grandson Jaxon, his little fur-buddy Scooter; and many
other friends and family members. He was preceded in death by his
parents Russell and Betty Baker and granddaughter, Adalyn.
Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27,
2022 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 1022, 708 11th Street,
Boonville, MO 65233.
Any memorial donations may be made to The
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Post 1022.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 E. Ash St.,
Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for
the family at
online on November 05, 2022
Bruce Harty Beckett
passed into the Lord’s arms on Friday, October 28, surrounded by his
family. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Huskey Beckett, his
four boys, Adam Harty Beckett, Matthew Huskey Beckett (Suzanne), Daniel
Gray Beckett (Jenny), Andrew Wilson Beckett (Lindsay), and 8 beautiful
grandchildren who loved their Poppy with all of their hearts. Bruce has
one brother, William Wilson Beckett (Jan) who resides in Columbia. He
was preceded in death by his father and mother, William and Eleanor
Bruce was born in Columbia, Missouri on May 26, 1947, at
the University of Missouri’s Noyes Hospital. He grew up in the
Grasslands subdivision and attended Grant Elementary, Jefferson Junior
High, and Hickman High School.
After graduating from Hickman, he
attended the University of Missouri on a Naval ROTC scholarship. At
Mizzou he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and he served
on the alumni board until his death. He loved his fraternity and the
lifelong brotherhood that came with it.
In the Fall of 1965,
during Greek rush, Bruce was standing on the South side of Rollins Rd.
with his pledge brothers watching sorority rushees pass by. He briefly
made eye contact with the girl of his dreams, Donna Huskey. Cupid
struck, and it was love at first sight. Bruce met Donna at a Phi Delt
“social gathering” that weekend, and they dated throughout college.
Bruce and Donna married in December of 1969 and were blessed with a
happy marriage for almost 53 years.
Upon graduation, Bruce was
commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in May of 1969. He was determined to get
to Vietnam to fight for his country and finally received orders and was
assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines as an infantry
platoon commander. Following a 13-month tour in Vietnam, Bruce returned
home and he and Donna were stationed at NAS Cecil Field in Jacksonville,
Florida. He received numerous decorations from his service in Vietnam,
including a Bronze star for gallantry in the field. Bruce left active
duty for the reserves in 1973 with a rank of Captain and moved back to
Columbia with his family to attend law school.
from MU law school in 1975 and practiced law for 46 years. He was a
senior partner at Smith Lewis, LLP, and his practice over time evolved
to focus primarily on commercial matters, contract law, and real estate.
Bruce was both a great lawyer, and an extraordinary mentor and teacher.
One of his partners said “it always amazed me how productive he was
despite the fact he only typed with two fingers.” Bruce served a term as
Boone County Bar President, as President of the Missouri State
Historical Society, and was general counsel of a locally based
corporation for many years. His career as an attorney was based on
principles he lived by: integrity, honesty, loyalty, humility, selfless
service, and a genuine care for others, to name a few. Bruce knew no
strangers, was a good listener, a gifted storyteller, and had an ability
to connect with anyone he met.
Bruce was devoted to his family
and cherished their annual family vacations in Florida. He enjoyed time
with his grandchildren, and Sunday night dinners at his home on Happy
Hollow. He had a welcoming fire in the fireplace during the winter
months, often playing his guitar and singing songs he had written. Bruce
loved Columbia, the University of Missouri, his fraternity, and was a
lifelong Mizzou fan. He was involved with many different organizations
that served our community and the world. He was proud to have served in
the Marine Corps, and was a true patriot. Once a Marine, always a
Marine. Semper Fidelis Bruce! We will miss you.
services will be held on Friday, November 11th at Woodcrest Chapel with
visitation from 11:30-1:00 and service starting at 1:00. In lieu of
flowers, contributions may be made to Global First Responders, 809 E.
Happy Hollow Rd, Columbia, MO 65203 or online at
Arrangements are under the
direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 East Ash
Street, Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left
online for the family at
online on October 31, 2022
Norma Dean Bennett
of Columbia, Missouri died October 29, 2022. She was born February 19,
1934 in southern Boone County. After being flooded out of the Missouri
River bottom, her parents Emery and Velma Sapp brought their children,
Elvin and Norma, to the Harg area.
Upon graduation from Hickman
High School she began her career as a secretary within the Agricultural
Extension Service at the University.
Norma met her future
husband, J. Marvin Bennett, at a neighbor's barn dance where he was
immediately smitten. They loved to dance to the song "They Tried to Tell
Us We Were Too Young". They married June 21, 1952, and were partners for
After the birth of children she gave up her secretarial
position and began to log in hours of carpooling for school and other
activities. Using the skills taught by her parents and grandparents and
in her favorite class at Hickman High School, she became a fine designer
and seamstress and was active in local and state competitions. She made
many wedding gowns and matching little dresses for flower girls. She was
active in Broadway Christian Church, Columbia, MO; the First
Presbyterian Church in Clemson, South Carolina; and the First Christian
Church in Warrensburg, MO. In other volunteer activities, she served as
Chair of Campfire Girls; organized the Welcome Wagon in Clemson, S.C.
during her years there between 1975-1980; served as President of the
Southern Boone County Sr. Center for two years, and for ten years was
the coordinator of its bi-monthly dances, which registered 12,000
attendees during that period. She was there for the opening, set-up and
closing for nearly every dance.
Norma and Marvin were blessed
with and are survived by four children, Jane Ann Bennett, Keith Bennett
(Doreen), Joy Bennett (Tom Quinn) and Lorna Bennett (Tony Enyart). She
is survived by one brother, Billy Sapp, and a sister-in-law, Geri Sapp.
She has seven grandchildren--Tricia Lipari, Nicki Rinehart, Maggie
Bingham, David Brown, Ryan Bennett, Ben DeLancey, and Lindsay Bennett--
and six great-grandchildren--Charlotte and Gus Fuemmeller, Morgan and
Johnny Brown, Mila Lipari, and Berkeley Bennett. She felt especially
blessed to have two of the grandchildren live nearby, Nicki Brown
Rinehart and David Brown. She enjoyed her large family of cousins and
other relatives and helped organize annual family reunions. One of her
favorite sayings was "many things change but all things begin with
family and end with family".
Preceding in death was an infant
granddaughter, an infant great-granddaughter, Nicole Rosalee Brown; a
brother, Elvin Sapp; parents, Emery and Velma Sapp; paternal
grandparents, Everett and Ona Rippeto Sapp; and maternal grandparents,
Efton and Lala Wren Sapp.
Services will be held at Broadway
Christian Church in Columbia on Friday, November 4. Visitation at 10:00
a.m.; funeral service at 11:00 a.m.
Memorials may be made to
Saint Louis Children's Heart Center (stlouischildrens.org); Lymphatic
Education & Research Network (lymphaticnetwork.org); or the charity of
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be
www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com for the Bennett family.
Posted online on October 30, 2022
Judith Ann Henry
Morris, age 75 passed away October 30, 2022 at Columbia Manor Care
Center after battling Parkinson’s. Judith was born April 17th, 1947 to
Betty H. Gibbs Henry and Gilpin M. (Manthol) Henry. Judy began her
education at a one room schoolhouse, Lakeview and continued at
Rockbridge Elementary, Jeff Jr, and graduated from Hickman High in the
class of 1965. Judy got her bachelors and masters in Education from
University of Mo, Columbia. While working at Sears part time during
college. She met Larry G. Morris and they were married on July 7,1968,
they shared 54 years together.
Judy was a member of Delta Kappa
Gamma and a life member of Missouri NEA, she was also a member of the
Dining Divas, a group of Blue Ridge Elementary School teachers that got
together once a month for lunch.
Judy began her teaching career
in 1969 at Blueridge Elementary School and retired after 30 years in
Judy loved to read and going to plays, her favorite was
Jersey Boys and Momma Mia was a close second.
We would like to
thank Columbia Manor and Dr’s Shenker, Bard, Schivago, Smith , Goble,
Welshmeyer, Cunningham and Karen Traynam for their compassionate care.
We want to thank Three Rivers Hospice, including Nora, Shelbie,
Sarah, Kathy, Lauren, Felicia and Trent for their care and love. A
special thanks to Verna, Brenda, Joanne, Linda, Phil, Stacey and Mary
Judy was preceded in death by her mother and father,
She is survived by her husband, 3 Aunts, 1 uncle, 2 sister-in-laws,
nieces, nephews and a lot of cousins.
Graveside services will be
held at 2:00pm on Wednesday November 2, 2022 at Little Bonne Femme
Cemetery in Columbia; Missouri
In lieu of flowers, Memorial
Contributions are suggested to Little Bonne Femme Cemetery or to the
charity of your choice in care of the family.
the direction of Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland.
Posted online on November 05, 2022
Sharon Ruth Pena,
69, went to her heavenly home on October 30th 2022, with her family by
her side, after a difficult battle with Cancer. Her family, faith, and
love of cooking were her greatest passions in life.
born to the late Edward Harold, and Laura Ruth Riley of Columbia, Mo on
October 5th 1953. She was a graduate of Hickman High School in 1971.
Then she began her long service of 47 years of employment with Shelter
Insurance in Columbia until she retired in October 2018. She was a
member of Christian Chapel for many years, as a child she attended First
Assembly Of God along with her family.
Sharon had a love language
of cooking and baking for those she cared for. She also liked supporting
her nephews missions interests by baking cookies to sell. She enjoyed
cooking big family meals and hosting gatherings. She was found her
happiest, being with her loved ones.
Sharon had a wonderful sense
of humor, and easily found comic relief in many of life's most difficult
circumstances. Always laughing, she was found with much joy to her
friends and family.
Sharon was married to her husband Rocendo
Ganzo Pena on July 12th 2002 and enjoyed 20 years together. She is
survived by her husband Ganzo of Columbia, son Jon Adams and his fiancé
Heather Cashion of Columbia. Sharon had three grandchildren, Landin,
Madilyn, and Melody, and many nieces and nephews. Sister in law Sue
Riley, many cousins and many friends.
Sharon was proceeded in
death by her parents Edward and Laura Ruth Riley, her ex-husband Melvin
Ray Adams, her brother Robert 'Bob' Riley, and nephew Kurt Riley.
A celebration of life service will be held at Columbia First
Assembly in Columbia, Mo on Thursday, November 10th. Visitation will
began at 11am with a service to follow at 12pm.
Contributions can be made to Do Something Right Now 3600 S. Rolling
Hills Road Columbia, Mo 65201
online on November 08, 2022
Holman passed away in Abilene, Texas on November 5, 2022, to be with the
Lord. She was born in Clinton, Missouri on April 15, 1937, to O.J. and
She then moved to a rural area near Columbia,
Missouri. As a child she was very involved in many 4-H activities. She
graduated in 1954 from Hickman High School in Columbia, MO.
attended the University of Missouri majoring in Child Psychology. She
was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. While attending the
University, she married, the love of her life, Jerry Holman on April 13,
1957. They started their adult life at Fort Sill, Oklahoma where their
first daughter Michelle was born. After Jerry's tour of duty ended, he
started his career with Honeywell Aerospace Operations, and they moved
to Minneapolis, Minnesota where their second daughter Kimberley was
During the next 35 years she and the family lived in
Claremont, CA; Mercer Island, WA; Upland, CA; Bellevue, WA; Albuquerque,
NM and Minnetonka, MN. Their sons Robert was born in Bellevue, WA and
son Gregory was born in Pomona, CA. The family traveled throughout the
Western US, Canada, and Mexico extensively during this period utilizing
their trailer/motorhome. Overseas travel included Japan, South Korea,
England, Italy, and Jerusalem.
Throughout her adult life Earlene
was a devoted mother guiding the development of her four children. She
also expertly managed the household during the many relocations and
Jerry's business travels. Her objective in life was to be a mother and
wife, and her accomplishments were many. In 1990 when Jerry retired,
they moved to San Antonio, Texas and in 2004 moved to Abilene.
Earlene was a strong advocate for the rights of the handicapped. She was
a born again Christian and was baptized in 1977 in Bellevue, WA. While
in San Antonio, she led a Beth Moore Bible Study for the mothers of
special needs children. She was a member and a Discussion Leader of
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) for 13 years. She was a member of First
Baptist Church of Abilene.
Earlene is preceded in death by her
parents, O.J. and Frances Horton, brother, Dr. Jack Horton and grandson
Jeffery Michael. Earlene is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jerry
L. Holman; four children; daughter, Michelle Anne, and husband Ford
Michael of Lincoln, CA, daughter, Kimberley Kay, and husband Larry
Neidig of McDade, Texas, son, Robert Edward Holman, and wife Jill Holman
of Cocolalla, ID, son, Gregory Alan Holman living at Disabilities
Resources Incorporated in Abilene; eight grandchildren and five great
Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.,
Sunday, November 13, 2022, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449
Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene. Funeral services will be held, 11:00 a.m.,
Monday, November 14, 2022, at First Baptist Church, Abilene, 1333 N. 3rd
St. Abilene, with Rev. C.V. Blake officiating. Private interment will
follow at The Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene.
may be shared, and condolences submitted at:
Posted online on November 16, 2022
Simon, beloved by her family and community, passed away peacefully after
a brief battle with cancer on Sunday, November 13, 2022, in Dallas,
Texas, surrounded by her family.
Susie was born on March 16,
1943, to Floyd and Marjorie Marshall and grew up in Colombia, Missouri.
She graduated from Hickman High in 1961 and obtained a degree in
elementary education from the University of Missouri in 1965.
middle school, Susie met her lifelong sweetheart and loving husband of
43 years, the late J. Stephen "Steve" Simon, a former director and
senior vice president of ExxonMobil Corporation. After graduating from
college, they married. While Steve pursued graduate studies, Susie
taught elementary children in inner-city public schools in the Chicago
area. After two years as an Army spouse, Susie joined Steve on a
whirlwind career with ExxonMobil which took them all over the U.S. and
abroad, including time in Baton Rouge, Houston, New Jersey, New York,
London, Rome, Miami, the Caribbean, Central America, Virginia, and
finally the Dallas area.
Following Steve's unexpected passing in
2009, Susie dedicated her life to serving others with the same resolve
and love she provided her own family for so many years. Susie was
actively involved in and supported several community organizations in
Dallas, including the Vickery Meadow Learning Center (VMLC), where
children and adult immigrants learn English and literacy skills, the
Stewpot Alliance and the Nexus Recovery Center, where she funded
construction of a new kitchen. A gracious hostess, Susie loved opening
her home in Highland Park every Christmas for a weekend-long holiday
fair for dozens of community organizations. Susie was a loving wife,
mother, grandmother, an avid college football and basketball fan, and
most of all a kind, considerate woman that was dearly loved by her
family and all those that knew her. She lit up the world with her quick
wit, smile, laughter and lively spirit.
She is survived by her
daughters Marnie and her husband Nicolás Medina, of Houston; Angela and
her husband Steve Reynolds of Nashville, Tennessee; Candice and her
husband Rick Murillo of Frisco; grandchildren Alexandra Medina, Nicolás
Jr. Medina, Isabel Murillo, Nathan Murillo, Reagan Reynolds, Riley
Reynolds, Eva Luna Medina, and Juan Pablo Medina. Also surviving are her
brother Larry Marshall from Palm Harbor, Florida; sister Michelle
Marshall from Alexandria, Virginia; and a large and loving extended
The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday,
November 21 at 6:00 p.m. at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W
Northwest Hwy, with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on
Tuesday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church,
8017 Preston Road, with interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of
flowers, donations to the Stewpot Alliance or the Nexus Recovery Center
are greatly appreciated.
on November 22, 2022
Moreau, age 93, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2022 in Columbia,
Missouri. She was born on December 7, 1928 in Harrisburg, Missouri to
George Edgar and Mary Jane (Gibson) Burks.
After graduating from
Hickman High School, she married the love of her life, Charles R.
Moreau, on December 16, 1950, in Columbia. Bernice was a member of Open
Door Baptist Church. She enjoyed a long career in banking, and was a
humble, kind, and loving soul who always put family first. In her
retirement, Bernice loved caring for her grandchildren. She was an
exceptional cook and always looked forward to entertaining family and
Bernice is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Caldwell
and Marcia Moreau, both of Columbia; a son, Alan Moreau of Ashland; two
grandchildren, Ryan (Emily) Caldwell of Oregon, WI, and Michael Moreau
of Columbia; a great-granddaughter, Riley Caldwell, of Oregon, WI, along
with a number of beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in
death by her parents; husband; grandson, Matthew Moreau; sister, Marilyn
Sue (Burks) Lancaster; and brother, Emmett Dysart "Sonny" Burks.
A visitation for Bernice will be held from 10-11am on Friday, November
25, 2022, with a service following at 11am, both at Memorial Funeral
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernice's memory may be
made to Bethlehem Cemetery, c/o John W. Burks, Harrisburg, MO.
Posted by Parker-Millard Funeral Service and
Crematory, 12 East Ash Street, Columbia MO 65203
Garrison, age 53, of Columbia, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022,
at her home.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to
assist with funeral arrangements for Tracy. Click here.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service &
Crematory, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153. Condolences
may be left online for the family at
Posted by, Memorial Funeral Home,
Crematory & Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia MO
Patton, 78, of Ashland, Missouri passed away November 22, 2022. She was
born in Audrain County, Missouri on January 25, 1944 and graduated from
Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri. After moving to Lee's Summit,
MO and Kansas City, MO, she raised her two children while working in
customer service with S&S Meat Company and Farmland Industries.
Mary was one of a kind and loved by so many, often playing the
"matriarch" of her family. Tending to her siblings, caregiving and
generally the "go to" person for family and friends. She enjoyed
volunteering at the Voluntary Action Center and Helping Hands Southern
Boone. In later years, she lived for her children and grandchildren.
Some of her most loved times were watching her grandkids play soccer and
She is survived by her son Steve Patton (Alice) of
Wildwood, MO, daughter Sherry Patton Royster (Frank) of Charleston, SC,
grandchildren Zachary Patton, Madeline Patton and McCartney Royster,
brothers William Collins and Michael Collins (Mindy), sister-in-law Mary
Collins and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death
by her parents Glen and Lorraine Collins, brothers Ivan, Gene, John and
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday,
January 28, 2023 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia, MO.
of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in her name.
Submitted by, Mt. Moriah, Newcomer and
Freeman Funeral Home & Mount Moriah Cemetery South, 10507 Holmes Rd,
Kansas City MO 64131
SEPTEMBER 9, 1941 – NOVEMBER 24, 2022
Obituary of George
Edward Smith Jr.
IN THE CARE OF
Mt. Moriah, Newcomer and
Freeman Funeral Home & Mount Moriah Cemetery South
Smith Jr., age 81, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at
www.mtmoriah.net for the Smith family.
Posted by Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory &
Memorial Park Cemetery/Columbia MO
(Hoffman) Barnes-Scott, age 80, of Columbia, peacefully passed away on
November 24, 2022.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday,
November 30, 2022 at noon at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, followed
immediately by a funeral service officiated by Pastor Chris Cook. Wanda
will be laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Wanda was born
October 2, 1942 in Columbia to Wallace and Mabel (Coats) Hoffman. She
was united in marriage in March of 1960 to Hugh Barnes. From this union,
two sons were born: Jeff and Gus.
Wanda and Hugh were both
employed by the University of Missouri and each achieved an astounding
42 years of service; he in grounds keeping and she as an administrative
assistant. There is a bench in Peace Park and a tree in Francis
Quadrangle commemorating their dedication.
At home, Wanda was
“the definition of love.” She was always following one of the boys’
sports teams around (or later, the grandkids’), enjoyed family
get-togethers, baking cookies with the little ones, and seeing friends
at supper clubs. She enjoyed traveling near (boating at the Lake of the
Ozarks) and far (vacations in Florida). A long-time member of Parkade
Baptist Church, Wanda would later meet her second husband, Jim Scott,
there after Hugh passed in 2003.
She is survived by her two
children, Jeff (Sherri) Barnes and Gus Barnes; grandchildren, Megan
(Chris) Johanning, Courtney (Darrin) Haas, Jake Barnes and Sadie Barnes;
great-grandchildren, Mady, Graham, Margo, Sherman, Ehvie, Maxine, Laz
and Arya; her stepchildren Kim Kampeter and Kevin Scott and their loving
families; as well as a host of extended family members and friends.
In addition to her parents, Wanda is preceded in death by both of
her husbands, Hugh Barnes and Jim Scott; her brother, William “Chip”
Hoffman; and her granddaughter Kali Barnes.
In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made for the benefit of Wanda's
great-grandchildren, Laz and Arya, who lost their mother Kali Barnes
earlier this year. Checks may be made payable to "Benefit of Laz Barnes
and Arya Parker" and mailed to People's Bank and Trust, 106 Business Hwy
61 S, Bowling Green, MO 63334.
Posted online on December 14, 2022
Brenda Ruth Betz of
Columbia passed away December 2, 2022 at Heritage Hall in Centraila, MO,
surrounded by her family and friends. She was born in Columbia, March 2,
1952, to J.A. Strawn and Ruth Nichols Strawn.
She graduated from Hickman
High School in 1970 and was employed by the University of Missouri for
She was preceded in death by her parents and her
brothers, J.R. Strawn and J.W. Strawn.
She is survived by her
son, Kris Betz, her grandchildren, Kaylee Betz and Kody Betz, her
brother, Joe Strawn (Elaine) her nieces, Hannah, Grieves (Drew) Gracie,
Strawn and Sophie Strawn, her nephew, Scott Strawn (Stephanie) and their
children, Haley, Jack and Henry and her sister-in-law, Charlotte Strawn
as well as several cousins and very close friends and her cat Elsie.
Posted online on December 09, 2022
Michael T. Moore, D&M
Sound owner/manager, died at Boone Hospital December 3rd, 2022, after a
long battle with MRSA bacterial infection, complicated by his blood
cancer. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.
was born Christmas Eve, 1948 to Nadine and James T. Moore. Mike was a
proud Hickman Kewpie and Mizzou Tiger, majoring in Economics and Speech
Mike started tinkering with electronics at a young age,
even building his own audio amplifiers. This eventually led to his
choice of careers in the Consumer Electronics industry. He established
D&M Sound in 1971. He became Regional Manager for Bose Corporation in
the 1980s, traveling to dealers throughout the Midwest. He returned to
D&M Sound 20 years ago and enjoyed working until the last week of his
life. His clients included billionaires and trash collectors and he
treated them all with respect and care. He took great pride in giving
everyone the benefit of his expertise, designing and installing home
entertainment and business audio/video systems that brought his
customers the most value and happiness. Mike contributed much time and
money to many local and national non-profits, especially those related
to music education and stream/wilderness conservation.
delighted in live concerts and recorded music, from Folk to Classical to
Blues, Americana, and Rock. He enjoyed theater, museums, and good food.
He claimed he always won his friends’ poker money. In earlier years, he
was an excellent tennis and racquetball player.
taught him to fly-fish when he was a preschooler, resulting in a
lifelong passion for fly-fishing. Mike taught others to fly-fish and was
generous in sharing his hand-tied flies. Even old pros claim Mike’s
flies were the most effective they’d ever used. One of his greatest
thrills was fly-fishing all over the US with his fishing buddies.
Mike was an only child, though he was close to his cousins Chuck
Moore, David Moore, Larry Moore, and recently deceased Bill McMickle.
When he married Anne Kelly, he gained a big family and cherished his
time with Chris and Jan Kelly, Elizabeth Kelly and Peter Biessener, and
Carol Kelly. He was deeply fond of his nieces and nephews Brian, Adrian,
and Greg Kelly, and Jackson and Katherine Hambrick. He adored his
daughter Michelle; her happiness brought him the greatest joy.
is survived by his wife, Anne Moore, and his daughter Michelle Moore.
To honor Mike, please listen to music that you love and “keep him in
your heart a while.” In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Music
Education Fund, Boys & Girls Club of Columbia, 1200 N. 7th Street,
Columbia, Missouri 65203
under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12
East Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be
left online for the family at
Submitted by, Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW
3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Franklin was born February 12, 1949 in Columbia, Missouri to Marvin L.
Painter and Mary Katherine (Kay) Wisner. She peacefully passed away
December 8, 2022 in Independence, Missouri with her daughter by her
Sharon grew up in Columbia, MO and graduated from Hickman
High School in 1967. After graduating, she moved to Kansas City, MO and
started her career at Hallmark Cards. In 1971 she married Bruce Franklin
and they had one daughter Brandi, who she thought the world of. They
later got divorced, but worked together with parenting for the best
interest of Brandi. She continued her career in a few different
departments at Hallmark Cards until she retired in 2001. Shortly after
she retired, she became a grandma which was one of her favorite things
in life. She loved her grandkids. She started babysitting a few kids,
two of which, Bailey and Ava she truly adored. They were like grandkids
to her. She babysat until she was no longer able to. She loved to read,
little kids, shopping, going out to eat, camping and going on trips.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Marvin and Marilyn
Painter; Kay Wisner and Bill Francis and Dean Wisner, also two sisters,
Karen Calvert and Dian Painter. She is survived by her daughter Brandi
(Bob) Wickman, two grandsons, Rob and Ryan, a brother, Dennis Painter,
and two sisters, Shirley Campbell and Terry (Rick) Ball, and several
nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
the ALS Association Mid-America Chapter.
Funeral Services will be
11:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2022 with a visitation beginning at
11:00 a.m. at Langsford Funeral Home. Burial at Lee’s Summit Cemetery.
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s
Summit, MO 64063
on March 14, 2023
Gary Page, late of
Columbia, Missouri, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2022, at Boone
Hospital Center, surrounded by loved ones.
Born in St. Louis,
Gary graduated from Hickman High School, where he was a proud member of
the football team. Despite starting his family in New York City and
embarking on a career that took him around the globe, Gary always had a
soft spot for Columbia, and he chose to raise his two sons there with
his soul mate, Gloria.
Gary was a soft-spoken and nurturing man
with a caring heart. After Gloria's passing, his strength and
family-first mentality held the family together. Gary treasured family
nights, discussing everything from light-hearted topics like The Beatles
and Jim Croce to deeper subjects such as philosophy and spirituality. He
loved playing pool and grabbing a burger with his friends and sons,
enjoying a good action movie in immersive surround sound, and pursuing
his constant hunt for Columbia's best Long Island Iced Tea. Gary always
considered his greatest achievement in life to be fatherhood, with his
greatest joy to be hearing the laughter of Gloria and his boys. Gary's
love and support for his sons was unmatched. They will miss him dearly.
Gary is survived by his sons, Brandon Page and Bryan Page, and his
sister, Jan Kaseta-Page. A memorial service will be held for Gary on
April 29th from 2:30pm - 4:00pm at Stephens Lake Park's Island Shelter
in Columbia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who
loved Gary join them at the memorial.
online on January 19, 2023
Silvey, age 59, of Columbia Missouri passed away December 9th, 2022.
Curtis was born in Remington Indiana, April 5th, 1963, to Helen
(Wehmeyer) and Wayne Silvey.
As a child, Curtis and family moved
annually for most of his younger life. He had 3 older sisters, Constance
“Connie” Silvey, Marla Silvey and Carol Silvey, and a younger brother
David Silvey. Moving so frequently made life an adventure for the Silvey
kids. Making new friends in a new town became a common theme. After
living in several Mississippi River towns In Iowa, Curtis spent grades
3, 4 and 5 in Springfield Ohio. The summer before fifth grade the family
moved to Columbia to be near extended family made up of both his
mother’s and father’s families. He attended Russel Blvd, West Jr. High,
and Hickman Highschool, graduating high school in 1981.
then attended Tulsa University and became a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha
“Pike House” Fraternity. After a year Curtis returned to Columbia and
finished his degree at Columbia College. Later in life, Curtis attended
an overseas master’s program. He stayed in Norway for approximately 6
months and earned a master’s degree in International Business from the
University of Phoenix. Curtis enjoyed those months very much. One story
I recall him telling was when one of his friends in Norway said
American’s “were weak” and Curtis challenged that person to a pull-up
competition. Curtis completed around 50 pull-ups: the Norwegian about
ten. Go Curtis! He may have been skinny, but he was not weak,
physically, nor mentally.
Curtis was a skilled chess player. He
read every book in his extensive chess library. Our family played chess
for fun when we were kids, but Curtis took his game to a high level.
Curtis worked many jobs in his life. He shucked Oysters in Florida,
worked on a horse ranch in Kentucky with his lifelong friend Louis, and
he found a final work home in the insurance industry-- an industry
well-known to the Silvey family. As an adult, Curtis lived across the
U.S., from South Carolina, to Florida, Kentucky, and Phoenix. He finally
came back to Columbia and worked for the Columbia Insurance Group. He
was dedicated and worked long hours. Yet Curtis found time to spend with
friends from work and outside of work. He had many friends, in various
walks of life in and around Columbia and across the nation.
December 9th, 2022, Curtis Wayne lost his battle with cancer. He fought
hard and never gave up hope, even when his doctors did. He spent his
last months supported and surrounded by friends and family.
survived by older sister Carol Silvey and younger brother David Silvey,
both of Columbia, along with nephews Ian Simons and Will Simons of Omaha
Nebraska, nephew Andrew Silvey and niece Heather Silvey, nephew Jackson
Silvey, and dozens of extended family members from the Silvey, Simons,
Sieckmann, Wehmeyer, Alexander, Dometrorch and Wilmsmeyer families.
Curtis will be laid to rest at Memorial Cemetery in Columbia
Missouri near his mother, father, and sisters, Connie and Marla, who
preceded him in death along with grandparents and several aunts and
uncles who preceded him in death. A Gathering of friends will take place
1 PM – 3 PM on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Memorial Funeral Home.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at
www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com for the Silvey family.
online on December 13, 2022
Blakemore, II, age 78, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away
Friday, December 9, 2022, at Hedrick Medical Center, Chillicothe,
Frank was born November 25, 1944, to Frank P. and
Lillian (Stapel) Blakemore. He graduated from University of Missouri Lab
School in 1962 and attended Drury College. Frank served his country in
the United States Army from 1964-1976. He was a member of the Lions Club
and PGA of America. His career in the family insurance business spanned
decades and Frank retired as a respected District Sales Manager for
Columbia Insurance Group.
On November 28, 1985, he married Linda
(Volker) Deatz. They spent 37 happy years together and one of their
greatest pleasures in retirement was spending time with their family and
traveling the country.
Everyone who knew Frank, knew he had a
passion for golf and especially teaching young athletes the secrets of
the game. He spent a number of years as the Golf Pro of the Chillicothe
Country Club. In addition to his teaching he was known to joke around
with friends on the course and tell a tall tale, or two.
survivors include his wife, Linda; one son, Frank P. “Blake” Blakemore,
III, and his wife, Jeana, of Trimble, Missouri; one daughter, Katie
Blakemore Summy and husband, Ryan, of Parkville, Missouri; and two
daughters he considered his own, Tara (Deatz) Brocke and husband, John,
of Auburn, Maine, and Kylie Deatz of Las Vegas, Nevada; six
grandchildren, Georgia, Lizzy, Hayden, Gianna, Natalie and Jack; one
brother, John S. Blakemore and wife, Patti, of Columbia, Missouri; one
sister, Penny Longnecker of Phoenix, Arizona; and several nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
of Life will be held at Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri,
Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., with a visitation to follow.
During the Celebration the family would love to hear memories of Frank.
Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri,
Wednesday, December 14, 2022, from 9:00 until 5:00 p.m. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Frank P.
Blakemore to the Forest O. Triplett Animal Shelter or the Veteran’s
Community Project and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home,
PO Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. Online condolences may be made
Arrangements are under the
direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.
Posted online on December 28, 2022
Martin, age 97, of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022
at Boone Hospital. He was born in Boone County on November 21, 1925, the
son of the late Lloyd A. and Georgia (Coonce) Martin.
visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January
3, 2023 at Parker-Millard Funeral Service. A private burial will be held
for the family.
Dorsey was a farmer all of his life. In his
retirement years he built his own cabin from timber on his farm. He
enjoyed working in his woodshop and watching the wildlife on the farm
where he still lived.
Dorsey is survived by his son Stephen
Martin (Terri); daughter Kay (Bill) Beissenherz; grandchildren: John
Hargis, Elizabeth Mottaz, Brian Mottaz, Stephanie Vens, Kyle Martin,
Christopher Martin; 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Diana Groshong
(Kee); son-in-law Fred Mottaz; long-time friends Dianne Brooks and
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd Austin
Martin and Georgia (Coonce) Martin, wife Betty Geraldine (Gerry) Reese
Martin, daughter Ellen Mottaz, grandson Russell Hargis.
donations may be made to Coyote Hill Children’s Home, Food Bank for
Central & Northeast MO or others.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 E. Ash St.,
Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for
the family at
Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory, 12 East Ash Street,
Columbia MO 65203
David Neil Wilson,
58 of Columbia Missouri passed away on December 4th, 2022 at his home.
David was born on May 21st, 1964 to James and Wanda Wilson in Kansas
City Missouri. He is survived by a brother, Daniel J. Wilson(Sue) of
Columbia, a sister Deanna K. Robbins(Brad) of O'Fallon, MO and 7 nieces
After David graduated from Hickman High School in
1982 he moved to Fort Lauderdale Florida and studied computer science at
Nova University. Upon graduation, he worked as a computer programmer for
several years in Florida. In 2010 he returned home to Columbia to be
closer to family. He found he enjoyed the hospitality field and worked
in management at several places including Hu Hot Grill, Columbia Country
Club, Arby's and most recently Starbucks.
David was an avid cook,
baker, and gardener. He also loved his dog Winston, and will be most
remembered for his love of comedy and laughter.
preceded in death by his parents, James N. Wilson and Wanda K.Linch, as
well as his step-father Kenneth V. Linch.
The family will be
planning a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers the
family requests donations to the American Cancer Society or The Central
MO Humane Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of
Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 East Ash Street,
Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for
the family at
online on January 03, 2023
Highbarger, 80, of Columbia, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2022.
A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m.,
Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel with a
visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. until time for the service. Burial
will follow the service at Memorial Park Cemetery.
born October 29, 1942, in St. Louis, Missouri, the only child of late
Nelson and Allean (Moreau) Crawford. She attended Columbia Public
Schools and graduated from Hickman High School in 1960. After
graduation, she started working at State Farm Insurance and remained
there, until her retirement with 45 years of service at their Regional
Office. She dated and married her high school sweetheart, Wilbur W.
Highbarger, Jr. (Dub) on May 5, 1962. Celebrating their 60th wedding
anniversary together this year. The other loves of her life are her two
sons, Gregory (Christee) of Leawood, Kansas and Jeffrey (Abbie) of Port
Townsend, Washington. She always loved attending and supporting all the
adventures of her grandson, Ian and granddaughter, Payton. After
retirement, she and Dub did some traveling, enjoying several cruises and
bus trips. Sandra was a member of the Community United Methodist Church.
Even while struggling for several years with debilitating
Alzheimers, she always had a smile on her face.
contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, c/o
Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202
Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at
Posted by Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory &
Memorial Park Cemetery/Columbia
Mary Lou Ballenger,
84, of Columbia passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at Boone
Hospital. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 from
10 AM – 11 AM at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at
11 AM with Rev. Karen Alden, officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial
Mary was born on March 21, 1938 in Boone County,
the daughter of James C. Grant and Sue M. (Edwards) Grant and was a
graduate of David Hickman High School. On March 16, 1958 she was united
in marriage to James Edward Ballenger who preceded her in death. He was
the love of her life. Mary and James loved their family and their
friends throughout Boone County.
Mary had a successful career in
insurance and banking. She was a long time member of the Woodlandville
United Methodist Church, Sunrise Optimist Club, Boone’s 25th Homemakers,
and the Boone County Fair. She enjoyed gardening, caring for her yard,
feeding the birds, and watching the blue birds, humming birds, and
orioles at her feeders. She enjoyed boating, going to the ocean, and
dancing to country music with her husband.
Mary is survived by
her daughter, Cheryl (Bruce) Perkins; granddaughter, Meredith (Jeremy)
Craig; grandson, Weston (Tera) Perkins; great grandchildren, Jacoby,
Waylon, and Quin; her siblings, Bob (Iola) Grant, Don (Betty) Grant,
Lois Garrett, and Patsy (John) Watt. Mary was preceded in death by her
parents; her husband; two brothers, Russell Grant and James Earl Grant;
and two sisters, Claudia Butzin and Martha Singleton.
donations are suggested to the Woodlandville United Methodist Church in
care of the funeral home.